Rockfax Description
12m. The wide crack in the groove is 'absolutely perpendicular' and also quite steep. Classic bridging or technical thrutching are the usual forms of progress. The upper part is easier. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This gets S in BMC guide, left as HS (Rock fax) as there are log book ticks.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Robin Nichols 03/Oct 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roger
Roget 03/Oct Lead O/S
with robin, jim
JM0rrison 02/Oct Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
benny_m 05/Sep Lead O/S

Sand .... Bag! Nozag and Scoop Face are easier than this route, 2 rock 1's protect the lower half, easily HS 5a/b!

with Su
Hidden 05/Sep 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 27/Aug TR

Backed off soloing previously. Tom struggled (first trad lead in a whlie) & exited left. Beautiful bridging moves made this suit my style exactly - thrutching/swimming up would be most unpleasant. Gear in bottom half difficult to place & not confidence - boosting

fids 09/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr 2nd β
onlyfoddington 24/Apr Lead O/S

I really struggled on this - I did not go in the crack and therefore did not realise there was, by the sound of it, a huge crack to use inside. I spent ages fretting in several places.

with Yin
John Higgs 19/Apr Solo O/S
jonathandavey 18/Feb Lead O/S
Albachoss 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 18/May/14 Solo O/S
with Jake, Matt
sarahrowlands 28/Apr/14 Lead dnf
richardsavill 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead
Pete Nugent 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Gordon, Ian Makin
petekeron 24/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Solo
robinmuzette 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Will Aldridge
ryansb90 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
gavinpeach 08/May/12 2nd rpt
David Shelmerdine 08/May/12 Lead O/S

This is supposed to be a S in the BMC guide and a HS in the Rockfax guide, there isn't great gear in it and I have done VS routes easier than this.

with Gavin Peach
gpcomps 29/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Chuffed to complete after having dogged previously. Tough in the grade

Stoff 29/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with gpcomps
kozzi 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
John-Henry 28/Mar/12 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 14/Mar/12 Solo O/S
JonF 09/Mar/12 2nd
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
lozowen 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
sputnik 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 27/Sep/11 2nd
with Gavin
eeonz 02/Aug/11 2nd dnf

Fell off quite low down, but hit my head. Many thanks for the couple that drove me to A&E to have it looked at - i really appreciated it!

DanT 20/Jun/11 2nd dog

James's Lead

with James Moore, Paul Rowlands
joe king 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with James Moore, dan towns
lewismansell 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Steve J P 04/May/11 Lead
with BS
Bernie Wylde 04/May/11 2nd

Steve led

with bob, sp
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

so not my style of climbing very polished but i guess could say it was entertaining.

with adrian
arunthomas 17/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Mark C
MarkCunnington 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Hex 7, 6. Wallnuts 8,7, Friends 2,2.5,3. The most awkward route I've done this year. Must have tried every move 3 times. Feels committing and my thrutching obviously needs work.

with Liam Ward
Mark Hatton 02/Apr/11 Lead dog

My first trad fall ! Harder than I expected, glad the gear held. Gathered my thoughts and enjoyed the climb in the end.

Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
Steeve 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Pilch 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Harder than i was expecting, I started by bridging but found this quite committing and gear hard to place, so opted for a bit of a squirm, it felt like i did every move 3 times

with Jo
Stoff 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with gpcomps
gpcomps 24/Jun/10 Lead dog

I think my thrutching leaves something to be desired

blueroly 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Oleg Makarov
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Derek Furze ??/2010 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S


Cornish Merlin 03/Jun/09 2nd
deejmonkey 15/Mar/09 2nd
with Tom
tomparrott 15/Mar/09 Lead
with DJ
Hidden 04/Sep/08 2nd O/S
tomcoomber 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 2nd
kim.mulji 07/Jun/08 -
alun1111 19/May/08 Lead
edXander ?/May/08 Lead
dennett 03/Apr/08 TR
with calvin dennett
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
Simon Caldwell 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Carmen
life_on_mars 16/Jul/07 -

Thrutched it. A bit green ...Will it ever stop raining this summer? Ha! Summer?

Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
stevo smith 13/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
naughtybadboy 05/Apr/07 2nd
masa-alpin 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Adam W
Hidden 20/Oct/05 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
cem 09/Jul/05 Solo O/S
masa-alpin 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with John Se [ULMC]
Stig 20/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
ASchwirtz 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Shona D'arcy
Hidden ??/2003 -
John Eley ??/2001 Lead O/S
Andy Say 23/Sep/87 Solo
Tim Bateman 17/Apr/85 2nd
uphillnow ??/1985 Lead
Nigel Bond 26/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden 24/May/77 Solo O/S
mikej 12/Oct/74 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/65 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, SuperLee1985, PeteWilson
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