Rockfax Description
6m. The twisting crack in the left-hand side of the buttress is as awkward as it looks - and the name tells a tale. A very 'traditional' Hard Severe from the days when men were men! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Wide Cracks.

John Higgs 04/Jul Solo O/S
Stopsy 09/Apr Lead dnf

spent roughly half an hour huffing and puffing before and swearing ceding defeat for today

fatbuoybazza 22/Jun/14 2nd dnf

Thought my gut would be the issue in getting intae the crack, but no, I couldnae even get my chest in there, struggled aboot fur a bit then gave up. Deb's back 'n fannyin technique seemed tae werk wonders.

with deborah
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead
dannyboy83 12/Oct/12 Solo O/S
charley 22/Jul/12 TR O/S

How can such a short route be such a battle? Started out as a lead. Thought I was making slow but steady progress, wiggling up the crack until I came a stop. Got my knee stuck and was hanging around for a good 15mins by just my knee and a chicken wing trying to find a safe way to get to the top. The only way to do it was to push my knee downwards, climb out of the crack and yank my leg outwards to free it. Something I didn't feel like doing without any gear so had a TR lowered - Epic....

with Ange
valentinesbabe 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt

Seconded after convincing Charley it was worth leading. Shorter than I remembered and found it easier second time round. Hahahha...."from the days when men were men" Charley!!!! :D

Tithe Technique 22/Oct/11 2nd dog

Horrid, really horrid

valentinesbabe 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

What an awkward climb!! The name really does say it all...make sure you wear elbow pads for those lovely only just off-width arm bars!

rob wmc 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alan
Duffers 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Should I have put solo? I tied on but couldn't place any gear so dragged the rope up! Alex flew up it and managed to test my belaying speed!

with Alex
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 -
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
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