Fell some way off the crux. Followed the Rockfax line closely and what I think is the crux seemed really hard for 5a. The crux of Coral Sea felt much easier.
TobyA - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Tony B
Darron - 17/Jul/14
Went up and down crux due to very grassy overgrown section on good holds, then traversed round to complete route.
Peakphil - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Nick
The line and description! has changed significantly in the recent rockfax update indicating the crack immediately to the left of coral seas. Unless I really missed something this is very well protected but contains a move significantly harder than 5a. Still needs clarifying as this way has no 'step right'
OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - Sep/13
Hidden - 2nd dnf - Sep/13
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Middleton
ndippie - Lead O/S - 2013
Back on only a slightly warmer evening!! Some confusion over the correct line between the BMC 2004 guide and Northern Limestone, Climbed the Rockfax line which looked more interesting but possibly easier. Still very good climbing and well worth its 2 stars whether this is the correct was or not. Awaiting Rockfax update latter this year...
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/11 with John
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Alan Smith
Hidden - 12/Jun/11
Gambit - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Barney
James lead I seconded onsite with a mod to the route about half way up instead of traving left round a big buldge then trav back right james decided to just go straight up over the buldge making it more like an E1 the group agreed on :)
sideswiper - 2nd β - May/11
jshields - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Ed James
cragtyke - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with john g
Phill Mitch - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with bleggs
Wobbly block on slab gave me a heart attack as I was running it out since it felt pretty straightforward... that'll teach me.
smudge - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Dan Poulter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10
Lead first part including crux, crossed on to 6a route on the right and clipped on! (first HVS so was mega pumped and out of bottle) shouldnt get the tick really. First route to do on next visit
monkey1 - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/10
a few things 1. loved it! 2. crux is at the bottom part 3. belay off coral sea's belay bolts!
jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Phil Craven
Got too cold belaying and never really warmed up to think about the climbing too much. Felt like December not JUNE, must go back on a warm evening. Being trad has probably saved it from a lot of traffic and polish. Take care with the large loose flake at the top of the slab
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Andy Jobling
Really enjoyable route. Followed the topo in RockFax's Northern Limestone, which felt very soft for the grade (VS 5a at a push, but more like VS 4c). Chatting to Gary Gibson it seems the original route took a more direct line, which certainly looks more sustained. Well worth the stars though.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Alex
igneouscarl - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Tom Stahl
keith leonard - Lead - 2009
cem - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/08 with Mark O'Neill, Rob Truckle
The description is wrong - you dont go up the groove from the upper break but up a crack just over to the left (the BMC guide is also wrong, suggesting another groove right next to Coral Seas).
The crux is definitely the move up fro mthe to of the diagonal traverse, up said crack. The rest, including the first bulging rack, is never more than tech 4c with good gear.
There is now no stake. However, there are several nut placements at the to pof the route - not brilliant but good enough combined with a secure stance.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Neil Furniss
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Guy Reid
Good climb, some very large boulders move with alarming affect! Not so nice in the wind, save this crag for a calm sunny day.
riddle - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Kate Landells
bella_d - Lead dog - 05/Jun/08 with Katie
Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/08
thefuturesmiles - 2nd O/S - Apr/08
Hidden - 2008
Liked it a lot even though it wanders about.
But... there's only one belay point at the top. It's an old stake a long way away and NOTHING else.
Richard 261 - Lead - 11/Aug/07 with Graham
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Richard
Great meandering route, toughest at the first bulging crack, and a bit technical for a few moves on the left hand side.
Sankey - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Reuben
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/06
Stone Muppet - 2006
Sam and will - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/05 with Anthony Bennett + WIll Nash
Hidden - 2002
Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/99 with jon
babymoac - Lead - 12/Jun/81 with MTW