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45m, 2 pitches. The long corner with a large capping roof gives a fine route, high in the grade and with a smattering of loose rock for added spice. 1) 4b, 18m. Climb the corner to a belay under the bulge. 2) 5a, 27m. Pull over the bulge then follow the corner to the roof. Traverse wildly left to gain the finishing corner. © ROCKFAX
FFA. Unknown. FA. Doug Scott, Steve Read 1965.

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

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JHC - 27/Jul/14 with Sam Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

this is the longest pitch I have led in a good couple of years, probably since last at boulder ruckle, and really enjoyed it. Bit different to grit!
manwithacam - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Joris

Joris.Roulleau - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Metcalfe

Did in a big oner after failing on Supersonic to get a quick route in before we had to leave. Great climbing.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Stadders

AlexanderRyanBanks - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14

Tried Starlight. Went off route from the moment we left the ground.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

1st pitch
dan_blair87 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

George.nunn1993 - 2nd O/S - Jun/14 with rich man

paulus - Jun/14

In one pitch, 16 runners still ran out of runners at the top
admackie - 21/May/14 with phil taylor

one pitch
the power - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with admackie

mark4344 - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Matt Payne

Mark Pitch 1, Me pitch 2. Feeling confident after doing debauchery and the climb flowed really well and felt very comfortable all the way up. Climbing is allot easier that it looks from the bottom.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Mark Philipson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

rich.manterfield - Lead O/S - May/14 with George Nunn

Chris led p1 and i led p2.great route covering some amazing ground at the grade but seemed very loose and unstable to me in a lot of places. CARE NEEDED in my opinion.Having said that a great adventure after work.Chris topped out in the dark!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/14 with chris Lyness

Lead P2. loved the crack traverse once I got there but I did find starting the pitch a little tricky, probably the trickiest bit of P2 was getting going again from the belay actually.
richardashe - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Mark Jackson

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14

mjackson - AltLd - 2014 with richardashe

mike mo - 2014

simon1965 - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with dom

masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Rob G

robgixer - Lead - 28/Sep/13

nice one! Firs halve of pitch one a little bit difficult to protect,some loose blocks, rest of the route well-very well protected and just great (some nice hex placements)! The crux hand and foot holds maby a little bit polished, exhilarating abseil over debauchery
Russ - Lead β - 24/Sep/13 with Terry Milne

Milne - 2nd rpt - 24/Sep/13 with martin russ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13

roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Polly, Tom Nickols

Lead second pitch
Jevans - AltLd O/S - Aug/13

Found the route quite straight forward not sure why its hard for the grade.
tonevert - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13

Single pitch. Dubious rock in places
Kevster - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Tony Johnson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Chris Vanderz

Calder - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Calder

blaza1 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Jon Wells

J.Wells - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Alex Blaza

Phill Mitch - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/13 with bleggs

jimbonfire - Lead - 01/Jun/13

a lime great north road though it didn't feel top 50.
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with oli

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Crack above crux wet
Budge - AltLd O/S - 17/May/13 with Ade

Great climb - tough crux with 'exposed' moves
odox - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Sam Webb

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

WillDoyle - AltLd dog - 22/Sep/12 with Mike

At night with head torch.
Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with pep

Led P2. Felt v exposed on the traverse but loved the layback after
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with TimKnight

Led P1 (hard for 4b!) - Awesome route; tough moves out of the bulge/stance, roof easier than appearances suggest
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Paul Anker

Followed rob up p1 then chicken out and rapped off
stuart34 - AltLd dnf - 01/Sep/12 with rob dyer

Led P1.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Charles Moreton

Led main pitch. Great route but pretty straightforward & I don't understand the votes for hard HVS & hard 5a, let alone 5b
cem - AltLd rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Rachel lead it as one pitch. Still an amazing route.
Chi Cheng - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/12 with Rachel Stater

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Lead both pitches. Awesome line and positions, the climbing is brilliant after the first belay. Loose sections provide some interest.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Bart Harris

Hidden - Lead - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd β - 29/Jul/12

luke321 - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Tom Jagger

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with julie carroll, helen gibson

JRae - Lead - 12/May/12 with Liam P

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Mar/12

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Sam H

The Grist - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Lee Hamilton

Awesome route, felt harder than I remember. Polished footholds on crux.
marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Alan

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

neilh - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/11

robin_hackney - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Si

Sebastien Gastaud - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Tim Selvage

tigertim - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

fine fine positions . glassy holds brings lots of excitement .
cobweb - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with martyn hopson

Hot sweaty weather. A hard 5a move at the crux, and quite pumpy. Good rest on the arete before the final layback. Shame about the lower round the corner that could easily be clipped...
Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/11 with nick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

dionisys - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with vanderz

Stoney Boy - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Nick Conway

vanderz - Lead rpt - Aug/11

Led 2nd pitch. Would be better to do it in one long pitch.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Jim Lear

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11

PeteH - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/11 with John Cooper

lead as one pitch. One of the best HVS I've done so far.
Chi Cheng - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with Jon Fane

Done twice before, first time 92/93. Done in a single pitch.
jshields - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with Ed James

davewsargent - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with andy

Matt Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Did first pitch. The pull over the bulge on pitch 2 is awkward. This climb is a poor man's 'Great North Road', but not a bad route
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 22/Apr/11

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Andy

Ally Smith - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Curly Chris

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Ally Smith

dav - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Gill B

Led P2
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Guy Reid

rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Excellent, led 2nd pitch
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Richard Williams

Led 1st pitch - felt hard for 4b. Very good second pitch.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Alan Saul

vanderz - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with patrick dawson

stephenhartley - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/10

Started at midnight, awesome fun! Lead the 2nd pitch.
Matt Fry - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/10 with Lisa Alhadeff, Andy Janezko

Finished just before 3am
bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Lisa, Matt Fry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10

Little B - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

Lead with dale, I did second pitch, and dale belayed a little early. Made for an interesting change over. Second pitch is nice, a little polished on the crux though. Roof is brilliant delicate, I discovered what traversing wildly means. Layback is wicked as well. Nikki fell off on skylight next to us, a little worrying as some of her gear came out :s
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Dale

twright180 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

Led P1 and took a hanging stance. Better as a single pitch as the start of P2 is hard for the grade and not that well protected.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Tom

I found the crux needed complex and hard move, felt hard 5b. Another fantastic route, probably the best HVS limestone route I have ever done.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/10 with Graeme B

could not turn the bulge without resporting to aid. given the light was fading I decided to come off and be lowered back down. The move to get past the bulge is harder than 5a.
gb83 - 2nd dnf - 08/Jun/10 with masa

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Nick Sillum

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/10

decs - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Ian

ics - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Duncan Steen

Hard Second Pitch
Frank Blakeley - AltLd O/S - Apr/10 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Mar/10

Adam Lincoln - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Duncan Critchley

fatblacktone - Lead dog - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/09

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Adam Moroz

wolverine - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Led the second pitch. Another classic.
thrutch - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Milne

led 1st pitch.
Milne - AltLd rpt - 02/Aug/09 with tim

Niall led 1st pitch, I led the crux pitch! The crux was actually getting past the mid way belay! Lovely route, felt easy though, but worth every star!
porridgefan - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Niall Francis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09

Sankey - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Luke

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/09

2nd pitch. scary first few metres off the belay stance in the 2nd pitch. The only protection was some very dodgy pegs.
duzinga - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with Pete

mic_b - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Ben

Really superb climbing despite many dodgy blocks towards the start - crux half way up takes some thought! Done in one pitch on 60m ropes. mic_b's biner got stuck in a peg near the top if anyone manages to retrieve it!
bbangbala - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with mic_b

Good rote loads of gear and a brillyant lay back at the top
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 28/Apr/09 with pabage

Led P1, Pete led P2. A true hanging belay! Not a good route to climb as a three if done as two pitches.
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Pete Horn, Rob Truckle

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/09

chiverstom - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Sam Keyne

pabbage - 2009

Fantastic route, really super exposed and exciting adventure climbing.
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/08 with Jenny Clarke

utter quality, spectacular travrese. led 2nd pitch. easier than original route.
Milne - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/08 with john chambers

led first pitch
Jenny Clarke - AltLd O/S - Oct/08 with mattyork2

thefuturesmiles - AltLd O/S - Oct/08

danm - 2nd - 14/Sep/08 with Sion

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08

Horrid
ian caton - AltLd - 04/Jul/08 with Abi

Led first pitch.
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Jun/08

philhilo - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Ed Shaw

Led second pitch. Tough first few moves at start of pitch - rested on gear. Fantastic pitch.
Jim Slater - AltLd dog - 10/May/08 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08

Layback after the roof is absolutely brilliant, and superb jugs going across under the roof. Fab. Loved it.
Sam1991 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Matt

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Sam Dixon

Hidden - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

Hidden - 2008

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Neil Griffiths

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

great route
rayash - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/07 with johnlisle

general - 11/Aug/07 with Rampant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07

smudge - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07

Done in one pitch with 60m ropes.
Ropeboy - Lead - 20/May/07

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Sion

Nicos - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with rich howels

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Si dH - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Luke

P1 and P2 as one (repeated on 14/6/09 - Stephen led both pitches).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Stephen

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06

danm - AltLd - Oct/06

cem - 2nd - 10/Sep/06 with Graham Dolman

ChrisJD - 2nd - 10/Jun/06 with rc

Hidden - 10/Jun/06

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/06 with William Kelsall

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

with the rammeister, quite a tough set of moves leaving the first stance quite polished and quite nice under the roof!
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with Steve Ramsden

pickn - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd dog - 15/Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/03

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/03

Dave Bond - Lead - 2003 with Andy Price

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/01

with roy
philb - Lead - 2000

EagerAndy - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/99

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - Mar/99 with Val Hennelly

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/98 with Nicky

nickdonohue - AltLd - 28/Mar/98 with Dave Chapman

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/96

colin milton - AltLd - 12/May/95

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/93 with Moley

Okecroak - AltLd - 29/Jun/93 with M Mercy

I led the top pitch
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/93 with Rick Kerr

leathers - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/93 with Martin Vimpany

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/92

whispering nic - Lead - 21/Jul/91 with Graham Iles

ChrisJD - AltLd - 18/Aug/90 with Alex

Hidden - 1990

rob.grafton - 1990 with barry maybank

multipitch assessment
andy tetsill - Lead - Jun/88 with Whitehall Course

Neil R - AltLd - 1987 with Richard W

keefe - 26/Jun/86 with Johnny Adams

Tried to climb the Highlight roof but pulled a crucial jug off. Peg is still there.
shark - Lead - 08/Mar/86 with Phill Dickens

Finished up this as Cannery Row was iced up!
shark - Lead rpt - 25/Jan/86 with Paul Hempstock

Derek Furze - 1986

Climbed in big boots.
eroica64 - 2nd - 25/Aug/85 with John Graeme

andy gittins - 1985

Done in appalling conditions - scared Seb - how the table turned !
shark - Lead rpt - Nov/84 with Seb Grieve

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/84

malc - AltLd - 20/May/84

shark - 2nd O/S - 12/May/84 with Phill Dickens

Mike Owen - 10/Oct/82 with Elaine Owen

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/May/82 with Ian Milne

mark-abz - Lead - 27/Mar/82 with Andy W

Hammy - Lead - 31/Jan/82 with Rob Beaumont

babymoac - 2nd - 07/Nov/81 with MTW

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/81 with Irish George

Hidden - AltLd - 1981

Hidden - 1981

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 07/Sep/80

Hidden - May/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Colin Binks

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Jul/79 with Martin Crosby

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 03/Jul/77 with Bob Knapton

GeoffG - 2nd - 04/Jun/77 with tony bowker

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 06/Feb/77 with Paul Clark

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Roger Davis

Falko - AltLd O/S - 29/Feb/76 with Al W.

David Smith - 1976 with Al Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/75

mikej - AltLd - 27/Aug/73 with John Bickerdyke

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Voting
Total votes cast 220
hard E10 of 79
E11 of 79
easy E14 of 79
hard HVS40 of 79
HVS30 of 79
easy HVS3 of 79
hard VS1 of 79
VS0 of 79
easy VS0 of 79
hard 5b0 of 79
5b2 of 79
easy 5b21 of 79
hard 5a38 of 79
5a18 of 79
easy 5a0 of 79
hard 4c0 of 79
4c0 of 79
easy 4c0 of 79
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 253 (0.4%)
Lead85 of 253 (33.6%)
Followed35 of 253 (13.8%)
Alt Leads104 of 253 (41.1%)
Unknown28 of 253 (11.1%)

'Climbed'93 of 253 (36.8%)
clean O/S136 of 253 (53.8%)
clean β2 of 253 (0.8%)
clean rpt14 of 253 (5.5%)
clean RP1 of 253 (0.4%)
dogged5 of 253 (2.0%)
dnf2 of 253 (0.8%)