Rockfax Description
10m. From a block under the roof pull onto the undercut arete with difficulty then finish easily. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Every Climb at Windgather.

Hidden 21/Nov Solo O/S
charley 31/Oct Solo rpt
Robin Nichols 10/Oct Solo O/S
with Roger
Roget 10/Oct Solo O/S
with robin
TJ Mather 04/Oct Lead RP

HVS 5a surely?

Luke Davies 26/Sep Solo
mtempest 15/Aug Lead
alias dave 08/Aug Lead O/S
jimmysdead 10/Jul Lead O/S

Lovely route

with Emma
jules699 14/Jun TR O/S

Fun to TR - bit scary prospect to lead though. HVS?

John Higgs 05/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May Lead O/S
smartydh9 12/May Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 21/Apr Solo O/S
JEP 14/Apr Solo O/S
atom 08/Apr Solo β
phildawson 15/Mar 2nd dog

Just one really hard move...

Ciaran Mullan 15/Mar Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 07/Mar Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 05/Oct/14 Solo
kozzi 13/Sep/14 TR rpt
amccann 04/Sep/14 Solo
Marti999 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
kkris 24/Aug/14 TR

Self belay

Hidden 16/Aug/14 Solo
Mayaculpa 04/Aug/14 2nd
with Jennie, Jana, Peter
pheotleyr 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Simon_87 ?/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 TR O/S
Jonny M 20/Jul/14 TR O/S
Deezel65 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
philmitch 12/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Alex Thompson 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
gregoritos 15/Apr/14 Solo
Haydn Jones 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead dnf
MischaHY 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
DanChad 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 16/Feb/14 Lead

One move wonder. Nice move though!

charley 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S

One of the holds, mid crux was green and slimey so took quite a few attempts to fully commit to this one. By a few I actually mean loads, in fact got fed up at one point and handed the lead to Kev and then Ange. Had one last go after Ange gave up and got up it no problem. Nice move and would be quite straight forward in good conditions.

with Ange, Kev
Hidden ??/2014 -
Matthew Glenn 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Jay C 28/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with LUMC
Lymedo 10/Sep/13 TR dnf

Got a leg up but that was about it! (Chris laughing in the background!!)

with Chris
Andrew Abraham 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara
gpcomps 22/Aug/13 Lead dog
Stoff 22/Aug/13 2nd rpt

After failing to Lead

with gpcomps
ladislav 27/Jul/13 2nd β
with Andy
The Norris 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Took a few goes at getting the move over the lip.

with Gem
David Kay 04/Jul/13 Solo rpt
frost 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with D Garry
mux 21/Jun/13 Solo
with frost
jogh 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with Vincent
vinni 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with James
Alistair Corbett 14/Jun/13 Solo O/S
andrewlyons14 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Lyons
sputnik 03/Jun/13 Solo O/S
monkeymatt 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spacecadetjake ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Robbie jenkins
gregoritos 16/May/13 Solo
BoulderyDave 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 -
BoulderyDave 02/May/13 TR RP
Hidden 02/May/13 TR
Kyrros 23/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
HAJ Francis 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
mtempest 09/Apr/13 Lead
Steve Waters, Mynydd 09/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Joey C 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Jade Gaffing
peteramsden 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
PeteWilson ??/2013 Solo rpt
BTphonehome 20/Oct/12 Lead dnf
with Kasha
Joe Costello 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S
John-Henry 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
kozzi 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
crimpy 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

amazing little climb, all based around one move around the lip, guide book says VS... once around lip, easy climbing follows.

with Jhc
JimboWizbo 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S

HVS seems fair because of the poor gear

with Beth
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
terri mc 06/Aug/12 TR β
with John
'The Potts' 06/Aug/12 TR RP
Nick F Smith 24/Jul/12 Solo
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Jun/12 Lead
mtempest 17/Jun/12 -

Led on Steve's gear

Sam Simpson 29/May/12 Solo O/S
with Kate Simpson
RichyBOYY 30/Apr/12 Lead
MarkRoe 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
katherinesydney 06/Apr/12 2nd dog

Thought I could get over the overhang before taking the gear out. I couldn't.

Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead
Dave Foster 24/Mar/12 Solo

Felt a bit dodge pulling over and manteling with heel hook. Easy after that.

Matt JM Stevens 23/Mar/12 Solo
CharlieMack 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
rob 528 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
markhilton 03/Oct/11 Solo O/S
paul horabin 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
fi15 02/Oct/11 2nd
paulwaterhouse 02/Oct/11 Solo
DKaye 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
A Crook 31/Aug/11 Lead
NeilGriffiths 31/Aug/11 2nd
with Adam
deklan 18/Aug/11 Solo
Heggie 15/Aug/11 Lead
with Tim Rodgers
riddle 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Yasmina
john.gaffney 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with dan m
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
David Kay 11/Jul/11 Lead rpt
gregoritos 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S


p_won ?/Jul/11 Lead
with Stuart Crosbie
AB744 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mitch1990 02/Jun/11 Solo
Sam Simpson 03/May/11 Solo O/S
parker236 03/May/11 Lead O/S

VS 5a in my western grit. Hey i will take the HVS though.

with Jess
Onion magnet 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb, one move wonder

with Jenny
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
helios 01/May/11 2nd
with Sean Willetts, Mathew Cantrill
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead
AndyFunnell 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Skinny
Stoff 26/Apr/11 TR rpt

Will I ever get the confidence to Lead it ?

with gpcomps
gpcomps 26/Apr/11 TR rpt
matty123 26/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Alastair Newman
ggflett 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Foster
fatbuoybazza 24/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Had many goes over the roof on this, got too pumped out, good gear-yes, bad landing on the big block-yes too!!

Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead dnf
nath_casper 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with adam
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead dog
Jake Young 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd
arunthomas 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark C
MarkCunnington 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lapepina 09/Apr/11 2nd dog
paulerussell 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Jones, JamesCa
whiting.jp 09/Apr/11 2nd
with jamesca
Stig 06/Apr/11 Solo
Stoff 31/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Could not commit - perhaps next time

with gpcomps
gpcomps 31/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Bit intimidating in high wind

Nick Rundall 29/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Al Padkin
deklan 23/Mar/11 Solo
PeteWilson 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

nice little route with a good pull over the overhang, esencially a boulder problem...

Hillson 22/Mar/11 2nd
Somerset swede basher 18/Mar/11 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 Solo O/S
Rory Southworth 10/Oct/10 TR RP
SamuelHarris 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Anthony Allsopp 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JamesBritton 09/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Sam
shed_hed 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
David Kay 08/Sep/10 Lead
Pete Dalzell 08/Sep/10 Lead
Jonathan Hall 02/Sep/10 Solo
thomasmouse 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S
rockman 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Stayed central without using the left arete. Hard moves.

with Peter B
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S
joeoutdoors 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Ally Hurst
biffy 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo rpt
claregardiner ?/Jul/10 Lead
simeclimb68 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Spidermunkie 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
wild_nomad 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A one move wonder through the overhang. A cool move though! Check out this link for beta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXHSTL3q3Q

with Seb
Briwi 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jo Watson
LRB 22/Jun/10 2nd
Rachel Somerville 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Des Chadderton, Al Metelko
Souljah 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with On my own, straight from work
jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo β
Hidden 09/May/10 Solo O/S
Nick Rundall 04/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jon Taylor
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd
GF ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
ChrisBigwood 17/Oct/09 Lead
with Mark Rowe
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd
axeman 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with schofield
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Byronius Maximus 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
AMarchant 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Stu Air
sam coward 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Rupe
sgl0jd 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
Peakpdr 28/Jun/09 Solo
with none
Col Allott 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Steve Pardoe 02/Jun/09 2nd

"Only" VS 4b in my Rockfax Western Grit! Well-named, quite a hard leg-up onto the arete, lovely holds beyond.

with Goi Ashmore
goi.ashmore 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Pardoe
handyspandy ?/Jun/09 2nd
with Shad
Hidden 16/May/09 2nd
rbalmer 13/May/09 TR O/S
with Jim Bird
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo O/S
vincentvega 13/Apr/09 2nd
with danny robb
Milne 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
BigToe 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Milne
hardoreVdiffBen ??/2009 -
summo ??/2009 -
thedanwhalley ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
SGD 18/Sep/08 Solo
HeatherF 13/Sep/08 Solo
skittles 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Dax 18/May/08 Lead O/S

One move wonder really. Did it really as a try out of gear placement .. unfortuately my gear placement was rubbish. Basically I wanted to protect the move but could only find stuff that was: 1. way too low (I'd have hit the block I was standing on from the lip) 2. On, or just below the lip, but it was rubbish. 3. Above the lip but this would have meant either doing the move and then putting in the pro (pointless) or doing a two armed pull up, locking off on one arm, placing pro and _then_ doing the move. I went for option 2. Just read the comment below re: HVS or VS .. I'd go for HVS. This actually makes a lot of sense - the two routes the right of this route had miles better looking gear options and they are a VS and a HVS.

Adrian Bates 18/May/08 2nd

A one powerful move wonder. Stiff at 4b.

Paul Bowen 12/May/08 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 07/May/08 Solo rpt
Benrj ?/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/08 TR
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
MaccMark 06/Oct/07 Lead
with Val Young
tomparrott 04/Oct/07 Lead
Souljah 18/Sep/07 Solo
with Phill
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Solo dnf
Mr Wild ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with On me lonesome
bobpilgrem 29/Jun/07 TR
with Bob/Nic
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Solo
littledave 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Ian Parkhouse
Hidden ?/Apr/07 TR
proctorious 24/Mar/07 2nd

Bloody hands at the end!

with Matt
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Goose4 ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Oct/06 -
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Stig 26/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/06 Solo O/S
tallsop 17/Sep/06 2nd
with Sammy wce
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Solo
Ky 26/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Sampson
Rampikino 22/Jun/06 Lead
with Cat
Pete E 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Stu Day
SGD 09/Jun/06 2nd

harder if you stay more to the right of the arete

with Pete Edwards
Retroman3 03/Jun/06 TR
with Emma
Hidden 10/May/06 Lead
trekkie 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Some guides say this is VS4b while others say HVS 5a. So I'm counting it as HVS even though it's a bit of a 2 move wonder (one move if you're tall and reachy..)

with Wendy
tontopink 28/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/06 Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/Apr/06 2nd
with John Inkpen
craig h 19/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 ??/2006 Solo β
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/05 Solo
Rob Laird ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/05 Lead O/S
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/05 Lead rpt
Col Allott ?/Jun/05 Solo O/S
with Chris Allott
burnt ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
highclimber ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 12/Jun/04 TR O/S
Stig 11/Apr/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 04/Sep/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Solo rpt
Mark Riley ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Laramadness 09/May/03 Solo
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
Allan Young 18/Aug/02 2nd β
with Ronnie Jones
Rob Davies ?/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 13/Mar/02 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 14/Jul/01 Solo
adamwesthead 06/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Taylor
adamwesthead 27/May/00 TR O/S


with Taylor
bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Oct/97 2nd
John Eley ??/1995 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??/1994 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 -
Billg 28/Jul/85 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
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