Rockfax Description
10m. From the recess pull right onto the steep arete and sprint smartly up this. The grade is for lanky gymnasts who can actually reach the holds and manage the initial moves! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Every Climb at Windgather.

derekwwl 22/May TR O/S
with Kevin, Edwin Han
marcus.dodd 12/May TR β
TDSvejstrup 07/May Lead O/S

Not E1, not 5b, more like HVS 5a

with Rebekah Hailes
Matt Harmon 22/Apr Lead G/U

couldn't commit to pulling off the ground early in the day so went back for it after climbing everything else and got it

harry_lewis 22/Apr Solo O/S
with Matt Harmon
Andrew Barker 17/Apr Solo O/S
with Emma
Wizzy 17/Mar Solo O/S
liebs 16/Mar Lead β
Gaz of Bath 16/Mar Lead
with liebs
jack01 30/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with charley
charley 30/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Jack
shaunhumphreys 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Alex M, Dawn
Mike Sherman 22/Nov/15 2nd O/S

A little snow on the ground

with Mike "with the shorts"
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Bradwell 25/Oct/15 TR O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Roger
tom rookes 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 19/Sep/15 Solo
dobby 200 26/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/15 TR
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
switch ?/Jul/15 Solo O/S
with Leanne
ben.phillips 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jared Kitchen
John Higgs 05/Jun/15 Solo O/S
jamiejsn ?/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Luke Weaver
kez1 ?/Jun/15 -
with Andrew Boardman
Hidden 21/May/15 Solo
Hidden 21/May/15 Solo
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead β
smartydh9 12/May/15 Lead O/S
KeenClimber 10/May/15 Lead
Olliec ?/May/15 2nd
Andy Hardy 07/Mar/15 TR
Valentino 07/Feb/15 Lead

pre placed gear

with Jay
Drew M 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
BoulderyDave 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
RichardLeggett 04/Oct/14 TR

TR my first E!

Hidden 27/Sep/14 TR O/S
geoff.comley 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Attempted a couple of times without gear on the crux but after finding some it went good. Nice steep finish

Hidden 15/Sep/14 TR O/S
amccann 04/Sep/14 Solo
Marti999 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
Deezel65 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 02/Jul/14 Solo

tried this on a rope 3 1/2 years ago just after I first started climbing and couldn't do it. easy now in trainers :p fun route.

Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
mike pearson 21/Jun/14 TR O/S
sibluer 18/May/14 TR
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
BoulderyDave 15/May/14 TR O/S
gregoritos 15/Apr/14 Solo rpt

Felt E1 today. I used my knees on the crux this time.

GeorgeClimbs 07/Apr/14 Lead O/S

nice bouldery start, really cool climb with good gear

alpinemonkey 01/Apr/14 2nd dnf


Haydn Jones 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Valentino 16/Feb/14 Lead dnf
with Jay
Climbster 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Vick
JHC 02/Nov/13 Lead RP

Used a pre-placed cam to protect first move. Not long enough!

with with OUMC freshers
Andrew Abraham 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara
jimartin 17/Aug/13 TR dog
Nick F Smith 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with James Boston
Stefan Trebicki 17/Aug/13 TR dog
mrginna 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
David Kay 04/Jul/13 Solo rpt
frost 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with D Garry
mux 21/Jun/13 Solo
with frost
Alistair Corbett 14/Jun/13 Solo O/S

very easy for the grade

andrewlyons14 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Lyons
spacecadetjake ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Robbie jenkins
gregoritos 16/May/13 Solo O/S
catie 02/May/13 -
HAJ Francis 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Glad I did it, though I was only happy with 1 piece of gear...

deacondeacon 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Pretty green but the crucial holds were clean. A bit crap to be honest and not as good as it's North Buttress counterpart.

JimboWizbo 16/Feb/13 Solo RP

After top roping a few times.

with Beth
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
claregardiner 21/Oct/12 2nd
pearson9596 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 13/Oct/12 TR O/S
with Craig Oates
Joe Costello 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Albachoss 07/Sep/12 TR O/S
jshields 02/Sep/12 Lead

Previous solo, June 2006

Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
crimpy 26/Aug/12 TR O/S

still cant quite man up and try this on lead for the landing if I fall... juggy by the lip, and easy climbing afterwards. Smaller people will have to campus! (Me :/ )

with Jhc
Stopsy 24/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Kinge, Thea
TheaSmea 24/Aug/12 TR dog
Kinge 24/Aug/12 TR
with Stopsy
will_benfold 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tor Nockles, Adam Poundall
Vnockles 11/Aug/12 2nd
RFWilkie 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Fun dangling around, easy if you are strong. No need to be lanky though certainly gymnastic.

AshBash 22/Jul/12 2nd
DanT 21/Jul/12 TR dnf
Hidden 17/Jul/12 TR dnf
RichyBOYY 18/Jun/12 Lead
mtempest 17/Jun/12 -

I wouldn't call them exactly side runners but got a good cam just to the right of the arete on the lower section

Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Jun/12 2nd

Used handholds on and just right of the arete and a right heel hook. [Not the full on campusing just left of the arete as shown in one of the photos here, but I suspect that my way is the way that most punters do it]. Mike had a good Superlight rock in the vertical crack below the cam.

Jonathan Hall 12/Jun/12 Solo
Andy Peak 1 05/Jun/12 Solo
Sam Simpson 29/May/12 Solo O/S
with Kate Simpson
Kyrros 07/May/12 2nd
woody8 04/May/12 2nd
MarkRoe 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Probably one of the only routes on the crag that deserves it's grade. Worth a star or two.

CharlieMack 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead

one big bloody move ... literally i cut my self

peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 19/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
dutybooty ??/2012 Lead O/S
rob 528 ??/2012 Solo O/S
trants1 28/Oct/11 2nd dog
with deklan
deklan 28/Oct/11 Lead
SMThompson1 23/Oct/11 TR
with Huw Davies-Walters
andrusht84 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Kev Brosnahan
paul horabin 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JaseSSDD 29/Sep/11 2nd
with Ian Barker
disturbed_one51 27/Sep/11 Solo
sputnik 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

6 foot 4 and I still battled to reach, how tall is ''lanky'' anyways.

with Mrs Z
A Crook 31/Aug/11 2nd
NeilGriffiths 31/Aug/11 Lead
with Adam
c00kie 31/Aug/11 2nd
with Gavin
deklan 18/Aug/11 Lead
riddle 13/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Yasmina
riddle 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 02/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
David Kay 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
joe1979 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
crazy pierre 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Karen Baker
danjimwill 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Sam Simpson 03/May/11 Solo O/S
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with adrian
R8JimBob88 29/Apr/11 2nd β

On tricky move on the corner of the roof.

with Simon
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
AndyFunnell 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Skinny
ggflett 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Foster
Hidden 22/Apr/11 TR O/S
Rich Kay 22/Apr/11 TR
nath_casper 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
JonF 22/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd dog
Jake Young 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
philhilo 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

So easy with heel hook but dont fall off!

ashmellor 10/Apr/11 TR rpt
with gareth, dan fawley
Joe Grondowski 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
gw3285 07/Apr/11 Lead
Stig 06/Apr/11 Solo
Jeromecooper 01/Apr/11 -
Rachel Slater 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S

very very easy

Chi Cheng 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S

maybe the softest E1 i have ever done. more like HS 5b

thefuturesmiles 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hillson 19/Mar/11 Solo RP
PeteWilson 19/Mar/11 TR dnf

a wee bit pumpy!

Somerset swede basher 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead dnf
mwatson ??/2011 Solo O/S
swhitley ??/2011 TR
whiting.jp ??/2011 2nd
with jamesca
Col Allott 25/Oct/10 Solo rpt
SamuelHarris 09/Oct/10 2nd
JamesBritton 09/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Sam
keithpeck 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Richard G Wilkinson 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Sandy Holford
Mitch1990 17/Sep/10 Lead
shafiq lalloo 12/Sep/10 Lead RP

4 metre Whipper! from top of the recess, saved by my genius belayer and the unsure but in fact bomber nut placement under the roof on the right! Got it clean on the second ascent :D :D :D

pie_eater_pete 09/Sep/10 Solo
thomasmouse 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S
wild_nomad 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Powerful, reachy moves over the first overhang then easier over the second. Things get even easier after this.

ChrisBrooke 14/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with John Inkpen
darlolad 08/Aug/10 TR O/S
cliffrad 03/Aug/10 Solo RP

Starting to rain but got it before it was slippy. Fell/jumped off 1st go. Had a lucky landing thanks to my Bro and Easy catching me. Sent it 2nd go! Woop woop

Stuart_Burbidge 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jacqui Parker
Jacqui Parker 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Stu Burbidge
redknight137 22/Jul/10 TR
RichardMc 03/Jul/10 Solo
simeclimb68 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ciaran1999 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with tom
mlmatt 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

There is gear under the roof for the those willing to spend the time finding it!

Rachel S 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Last route for Des's challenge. Shame we got rained off yday, was doing better. Amazing tho my leg held up, my ankle didn't explode and my foot is still attached.

with Des Chadderton, Al Metelko
Souljah 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with On my own, straight from work
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo O/S
maxkellock 03/May/10 Lead O/S

need to be tall for the start to be easier very overhung nice top half good first E1 lead

shafiq lalloo 03/May/10 2nd

Grrrrrrr!! Interesting for small people!

Ky 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

THE FIRST E1 on the sharp end!!!!!

with Tim
Col Allott 18/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with Alexandra Sturrock
willoates 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
alistairdaish 20/Mar/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
John Eley ??/2010 Lead O/S
axeman 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S


with schofield
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
M_W_Court 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
AMarchant 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S

an entertaining outing, not worth roping up for.

with Stu Air
sgl0jd 30/Jun/09 Lead
with Luke
Hidden 30/Jun/09 2nd dog
Col Allott 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S

ground up over 5 years, FFS!

Hidden 08/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Jona Ure 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Laurence Everitt 30/May/09 Solo O/S
rbalmer 13/May/09 TR O/S
with Jim Bird
A Downing 03/May/09 Solo O/S
Daymo 03/May/09 Solo O/S
with Andy
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd
hilty ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thedanwhalley ??/2009 -
mux 18/Nov/08 Solo
Alex Winter 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with M.Green
Matthew Green 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Sandy Holford 11/Oct/08 Lead RP
nathanmanc 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
SGD 18/Sep/08 Solo

this is easier to solo. Did it twice, 1st way I did it was easier

Hidden ?/Aug/08 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/08 TR
Mr Wild 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Grindey
Hidden 07/Jun/08 TR RP
whiting.jp 07/Jun/08 TR

Tough start.. having tried it though, were there a runner to protect the start I'd have been happy to try for a lead.

with jamesca
aldred 07/Jun/08 TR dnf
quiffhanger ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jeronimo 10/May/08 Solo O/S
sadams ?/May/08 Solo
with Catherine Adams
Hidden 23/Apr/08 2nd
Luke Brooks 23/Apr/08 Solo O/S
berni87 01/Mar/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
doclog 12/Oct/07 TR rpt

Very wet but still good

with Amy
goi.ashmore 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/07 2nd O/S
kevin k 01/Jun/07 TR O/S
with john
katie75 ?/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
davefount 28/Apr/07 2nd
with Ben Falkner, Alex Maleins
SGD 22/Apr/07 Lead

Thuggy but nice - if you can do the 1st move its the easy after that

with Dan Ashfield
dja 28/Mar/07 TR O/S
with Paul
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Shad ??/2007 Lead

1st E1 lead but a bit of a 1-move wonder.

Goose4 ??/2007 -
adam carless 02/Dec/06 Lead β

Definitely E for effort, spanned out from the right because I'm stumpy.

Steve Banham 26/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Campus start

Whitt 19/Nov/06 TR dog
with John ( another radom!)
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
dan gibson 06/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Cameron13 26/Sep/06 Lead
SecretSquirrel 26/Sep/06 2nd

Interesting moves to start - reach... dyno... heelhook... good fun!

Stig 26/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Cameron13 24/Aug/06 Lead O/S

My first E1 lead

with Mark, Kate, Rach
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Solo
russonly 04/Aug/06 Lead dnf

I did finish it but now I'm not sure that I started it! The first over hang seemed too serious for the grade, so I climbed the right hand side. Confused!

with NickM
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Mike Watkiss
old un 18/Jun/06 TR

hard pull up start

with Steve Dorsett
ChrisBrooke 23/Apr/06 TR
ASchwirtz 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Dan Fasham
Hidden 26/Nov/05 Lead O/S
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Stig 15/May/05 Solo O/S
Pete E ?/Mar/05 Lead dog

First E1

with Debs
highclimber ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 05/Sep/04 Lead

Cheated with a side runner, reducing the grade. Helped being over 6 foot tall for the opening moves.

jonnyboy 03/Sep/04 Solo
with Ben
Hidden 25/Aug/03 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/03 TR
Mark Riley ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/02 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 06/Jul/01 Lead RP
with Taylor
bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 TR dog
Gordon Stainforth 14/Apr/95 2nd
with Steve Dean, Mick Wrigley, John Lumb
uphillnow ??/1980 -
The Reaper 03/May/78 Solo O/S
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