45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
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, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

chris smith 30/Oct Lead O/S
Sarah Brookes 24/Aug 2nd O/S
Russ 24/Aug Lead rpt
efrance24234 11/Aug AltLd O/S
with Mike
Andy Chubb 09/Aug 2nd O/S

Superb but marred by polish especially getting through the bulge

with Dave Rickerby, John Keska
mikestr555 09/Aug AltLd

lead first pitch

Hidden 04/Aug 2nd rpt
williap 17/Jul 2nd
with Scott, Jonny
Dawn_K_B 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Did P1 which was easy but super loose, Ed did P2 which was harder but not too scary.

mrteale 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2, exciting for the grade.

ned_85 27/Jun AltLd
Senna 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Took the second pitch, really fun coming out of the corner

with Ned
KittyKat 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead P2

with Mark
Hidden 20/May 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch 17/May 2nd rpt
with bleggs
Paul Eckton 02/May Lead O/S
with steve read
Steven1993 25/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch, great route with fun but scary exposure, the crux was not where I expected it. Nice climbing :)

callumbtaylor 25/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead P.1, p.2 was fantastic

BTphonehome 22/Apr Lead O/S

As one big pitch. Few wobbly blocks low down then great climbing up a strong line with plenty of rests and gear.

with Matt
Matt_C9716 22/Apr 2nd
with Bram
the power 18/Apr AltLd rpt


with Andy
Andy Peak 1 18/Apr 2nd

Firs pich, good clean fun

GrantB 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Chuck Norris
rurp 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Awesome atmospheric route. Fear makes it feel harder but moves are hvs 5a

with bill farmer
Hidden 16/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
littleluke 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
gavinpeach 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

First route at High Tor. Led pitch 2. Nice sustained HVS climbing with excellent holds and gear.

The Norris 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch with a hangover. found the second pitch very pumpy and sustained, but i think i enjoyed it!

with Gavin
JHC 27/Jul/14 -
Sam Watson 27/Jul/14 -
Hidden 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
manwithacam 26/Jul/14 Lead

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!

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Did in a big oner after failing on Supersonic to get a quick route in before we had to leave. Great climbing.

with Stadders
Albachoss 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Palindrome 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Daniel Heath 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Tried Starlight. Went off route from the moment we left the ground.

dan_blair87 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S

1st pitch

George.nunn1993 ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Gympaul ?/Jun/14 -
admackie 21/May/14 -

In one pitch, 16 runners still ran out of runners at the top

the power 21/May/14 2nd O/S

one pitch

mark4344 17/May/14 AltLd
with Matt Payne
cheeky 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
rich.manterfield ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with George Nunn
jon_gill1 28/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

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!

with chris Lyness
richardashe 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mark Jackson
Graham Westbrook 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
mjackson ??/2014 AltLd
richardashe ??/2014 AltLd
mike mo ??/2014 -
simon1965 28/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
with dom
masa-alpin 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Rob G
robgixer 28/Sep/13 Lead
Russ 24/Sep/13 Lead β

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

with Terry Milne
Milne 24/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
roberto18 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Polly, Tom Nickols
Jevans ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch

tonevert 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Found the route quite straight forward not sure why its hard for the grade.

Kevster 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Single pitch. Dubious rock in places

andyjirvin 08/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Great climb, shame about the polish! The crux seems to be lower than you expect - maybe lost a hold at some point? Lower pitch is nicer than on Skylight, overall the route has good moves and gear throughout. I led P1, Michal P2

Hardcore Pat 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Calder 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Mark
Diggler 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
blaza1 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
J.Wells 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Alex Blaza
Phill Mitch 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with bleggs
jimbonfire 01/Jun/13 Lead
GuyVG 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

a lime great north road though it didn't feel top 50.

with oli
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Budge 17/May/13 AltLd O/S

Crack above crux wet

with Ade
odox 07/Apr/13 2nd

Great climb - tough crux with 'exposed' moves

with Sam Webb
Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 22/Sep/12 AltLd dog
with Mike
Haydn Jones 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S

At night with head torch.

with pep
Joemanglerocks 02/Sep/12 AltLd

Led P2. Felt v exposed on the traverse but loved the layback after

TimKnight 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 (hard for 4b!) - Awesome route; tough moves out of the bulge/stance, roof easier than appearances suggest

stuart34 01/Sep/12 AltLd dnf

Followed rob up p1 then chicken out and rapped off

Kirill 19/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

cem 19/Aug/12 AltLd rpt

Led main pitch. Great route but pretty straightforward & I don't understand the votes for hard HVS & hard 5a, let alone 5b

Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Chi Cheng 06/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Rachel lead it as one pitch. Still an amazing route.

Rachel Slater 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Olli-C 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Awesome line and positions, the climbing is brilliant after the first belay. Loose sections provide some interest.

with Bart Harris
Nevil ?/Aug/12 Lead
with Rich
Hidden 29/Jul/12 AltLd β
luke321 26/May/12 AltLd
dan gibson 24/May/12 Lead rpt
with julie carroll, helen gibson
JRae 12/May/12 Lead
with Liam P
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hannes B 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sam H
Mark Grist 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
marcoleptic 21/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, felt harder than I remember. Polished footholds on crux.

with Alan
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
neilh ??/2012 -
Hidden 22/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
robin_hackney 22/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Si
Sebastien Gastaud 01/Oct/11 2nd
tigertim 01/Oct/11 Lead
cobweb 24/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

fine fine positions . glassy holds brings lots of excitement .

with martyn hopson
Hardonicus 25/Aug/11 Lead rpt

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...

with nick
Hidden 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
dionisys 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with vanderz
Stoney Boy 08/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick Conway
vanderz ?/Aug/11 Lead rpt
tatz45 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Would be better to do it in one long pitch.

with Jim Lear
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
PeteH 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with John Cooper
Chi Cheng 15/Jun/11 Lead

lead as one pitch. One of the best HVS I've done so far.

jshields 11/Jun/11 Lead

Done twice before, first time 92/93. Done in a single pitch.

davewsargent 08/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with andy
Matt Shepherd 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 22/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

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

Martin Haworth 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
dav 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Different Steve 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Guy Reid
rich_hw 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent, led 2nd pitch

BeccaSnowden 22/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch - felt hard for 4b. Very good second pitch.

Reaver2k 22/Sep/10 AltLd
vanderz 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 17/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Matt Fry 10/Aug/10 AltLd rpt

Started at midnight, awesome fun! Lead the 2nd pitch.

bigdrew 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Finished just before 3am

LisaA 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Little B 19/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Rich
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jayrenegade 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

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

with Dale
twright180 ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Misha 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Tom
masa-alpin 08/Jun/10 Lead O/S

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.

gb83 08/Jun/10 2nd dnf

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.

with masa
tobydunford 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Sillum
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd
decs 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
ics 18/Apr/10 AltLd
Frank Blakeley ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Hard Second Pitch

with Andy
Hidden 23/Mar/10 AltLd
Adam Lincoln 23/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Critchley
fatblacktone ??/2010 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
thrutch 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch. Another classic.

with Milne
Milne 02/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

led 1st pitch.

with tim
porridgefan 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

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!

with Niall Francis
Hidden 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Sankey 14/Jun/09 Lead
with Luke
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd
duzinga 12/Jun/09 AltLd

2nd pitch. scary first few metres off the belay stance in the 2nd pitch. The only protection was some very dodgy pegs.

with Pete
mic_b 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ben
bbangbala 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S

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!

with mic_b
Andy Peak 1 28/Apr/09 AltLd

Good rote loads of gear and a brillyant lay back at the top

with pabage
Hidden 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
chiverstom 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
pabbage ??/2009 -
mattyork2 28/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, really super exposed and exciting adventure climbing.

Milne 03/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

utter quality, spectacular travrese. led 2nd pitch. easier than original route.

Jenny Clarke ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

led first pitch

with mattyork2
thefuturesmiles ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
danm 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Sion
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
ian caton 04/Jul/08 AltLd


with Abi
Abi Chard 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch.

with Ian
Hidden 06/Jun/08 AltLd dog
philhilo ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 10/May/08 AltLd dog

Led second pitch. Tough first few moves at start of pitch - rested on gear. Fantastic pitch.

Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
Sam1991 03/May/08 2nd O/S

Layback after the roof is absolutely brilliant, and superb jugs going across under the roof. Fab. Loved it.

with Matt
Matt Fry 03/May/08 Lead O/S
timbanton ??/2008 -
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
A Crook 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
rayash 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

great route

with johnlisle
general 11/Aug/07 -
with Rampant
Hidden 28/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S
smudge 06/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Ropeboy 20/May/07 Lead

Done in one pitch with 60m ropes.

Hidden 21/Apr/07 AltLd
dannyboy83 12/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Sion
Nicos 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Si dH 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Sankey 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S

P1 and P2 as one (repeated on 14/6/09 - Stephen led both pitches).

with Stephen
Ed Babs 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
danm ?/Oct/06 AltLd
cem 10/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/06 -
chrisclimber_1986 05/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with William Kelsall
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
Alex Mason ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

with the rammeister, quite a tough set of moves leaving the first stance quite polished and quite nice under the roof!

nige pacer ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Alex Mason
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/04 AltLd dog
Hidden 07/May/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/03 2nd
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead
with Andy Price
Hidden 21/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/01 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 22/Jul/00 Lead O/S

Nice route.

with Harry...?
philb ??/2000 Lead

with roy

Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Roget 28/Aug/99 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
Brian Rodgers ?/Mar/99 AltLd O/S
with Val Hennelly
CrashMat Rob 27/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
nickdonohue 28/Mar/98 AltLd
with Dave Chapman
Hidden 12/Jul/97 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/96 Lead
colin milton 12/May/95 AltLd
marcoleptic 26/Oct/93 Lead O/S
with Moley
Okecroak 29/Jun/93 AltLd
with M Mercy
Chris Ellis 17/Jun/93 AltLd

I led the top pitch

with Rick Kerr
leathers 16/Feb/93 Lead O/S
with Martin Vimpany
Hidden 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Mick King 10/Apr/92 AltLd

Lead p2

with Simon Walsh
whispering nic 21/Jul/91 Lead
with Graham Iles
Hidden 18/Aug/90 AltLd
Hidden ??/1990 -
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
andy tetsill ?/Jun/88 Lead

multipitch assessment

with Whitehall Course
Neil R ??/1987 AltLd
with Richard W
keefe 26/Jun/86 -
with Johnny Adams
andybirtwistle 11/May/86 Lead
with Dennis Lee
shark 08/Mar/86 Lead

Tried to climb the Highlight roof but pulled a crucial jug off. Peg is still there.

with Phill Dickens
shark 25/Jan/86 Lead rpt

Finished up this as Cannery Row was iced up!

with Paul Hempstock
Derek Furze ??/1986 -
eroica64 25/Aug/85 2nd

Climbed in big boots.

with John Graeme
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
shark ?/Nov/84 Lead rpt

Done in appalling conditions - scared Seb - how the table turned !

with Seb Grieve
Hidden 25/Jul/84 Lead
malc 20/May/84 AltLd
shark 12/May/84 2nd O/S
with Phill Dickens
Mike Owen 10/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
charlesmfrench 09/May/82 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
mark-abz 27/Mar/82 Lead
with Andy W
Hammy 31/Jan/82 Lead
with Rob Beaumont
babymoac 07/Nov/81 2nd
with MTW
Nic Robinson 01/Aug/81 Lead O/S
with Irish George
telemark ??/1981 AltLd
Hidden ??/1981 -
Chris Terrey ??/1981 2nd
with Mike Morrison
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/80 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/80 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
with Colin Binks
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
tapley 25/Aug/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Nigel Bond 12/Jul/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
jcw ?/May/79 -
with Martin Harris
D Tempest ?/Jan/78 -
Dave Musgrove 03/Jul/77 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
GeoffG 04/Jun/77 2nd
with tony bowker
Mark Kemball 06/Feb/77 AltLd
with Paul Clark
Derek Ryden ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Roger Davis
Falko 29/Feb/76 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
uphillnow ??/1976 -
with Al Bennett
Hidden 05/Sep/75 Lead
mikej 27/Aug/73 AltLd
with John Bickerdyke
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