Rockfax Description
12m. A tough start up twin cracks and an awkward finish. © Rockfax

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

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Bryan M 01/Nov Lead
with Susannah Penk
Wayne S 25/Oct 2nd RP
Hidden 25/Oct Lead dog
mattcooperkay 11/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep Lead
Rydog 30/Aug 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug Lead O/S
TJ Mather 09/Aug Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 02/Aug Lead O/S
with Simon
cem 04/Jul 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr TR
tom bre 22/Apr Lead O/S

Makes you work for it at the start - enjoyable route

Hidden 14/Apr Lead
MSchobitz 07/Mar Solo O/S
with USMC
jonathandavey 18/Feb 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
bullybones 10/Oct/14 2nd
with Neil
buxtoncoffeelover 02/Oct/14 Lead
tom_lewis89 02/Oct/14 2nd
Stroppy 14/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Josh Brown
tom3667 14/Sep/14 2nd β

First outdoor climb again after a 3 month injury period. Awkward.

Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Gerko ?/Sep/14 2nd
Ndawson 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Ahebden93 23/Aug/14 2nd
angus 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
kermit_uk 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Michelle
MD 12/Jul/14 2nd
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mike D
hazeysunshine 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Helen L, Val P
Marmoset 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Albachoss 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
mrdigitaljedi 01/Jun/14 2nd
stokienomad 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Used right crack only .

Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Solo
bantamdave 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Will
benny_m 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Hemes
benny_m 31/May/14 2nd rpt
with Richard Hemes
jonhowson 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Really strong start up the initial crack but the top wasn't as bad as the guidebook made it sound

with Chris
Hidden 07/May/14 Lead O/S
Triggy Pop 06/May/14 2nd
DanChad 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 09/Mar/14 Lead

Again, this one felt easier than Studio...never vs

AdamPrzeslak 01/Mar/14 Lead β

The start took a bit of work (definitely start up the left crack then move right) but was a lot of fun. From the ledge up it looks easy but topping out was quite scary!

Mike_Gannon 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Scott Robinson
gavinpeach 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Paul, James Lawson
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with martin lenord
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
anaesthetic 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Bram
BTphonehome 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Annes
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
ashmellor 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
gavster 01/Jun/13 2nd
afcervantesluna 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Matt_C9716 16/May/13 2nd
tombradshaw123 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 14/Oct/12 Lead
Elsier 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Didn't have a guidebook and thought it looked about V Diff, turned out to be a bit harder...

with Rebecca
RamblingRyan 13/Oct/12 2nd
with Danny, Col
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Duncan 88 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 31/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Baron
baron84 31/Aug/12 Lead
with BramT
gpcomps 28/Aug/12 2nd rpt
petekeron 24/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Solo
BTphonehome 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 05/Aug/12 2nd
g1m147 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Wayne s
Wayne S 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Gary
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 2nd
kozzi 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
John-Henry 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
stevepotter 24/Mar/12 2nd
with ken
Duncan 88 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 14/Mar/12 Solo O/S
gavinpeach 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 15/Jan/12 2nd
with Gavin Peach
Trina B 14/Jan/12 2nd
Killianmurphy 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Trina B
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
mol 02/Sep/11 2nd
with Jesse
ryansb90 28/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Fell off on the start. Think there's (now) a loose small chock in the right crack. Sorry.

with Daren Blackburn
Becky E 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
eeonz 02/Aug/11 2nd
Pero 01/Aug/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Plenk ?/May/11 Lead O/S

Took the left hand crack to start, feels like a bouldering problem. Topping out was a bit suspect until I found the magic hold!

with Jim
deklan 26/Apr/11 Solo
steveth 25/Apr/11 2nd β

Tricky start, nasty finish, didn't enjoy but interesting route anyway.

chris_r 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
neillkelly 21/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jo86 09/Apr/11 Lead
martin one 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Joe
Stoff 05/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Very high wind, made it almost impossible - never climbing in those conditions again !

with gpcomps
gpcomps 05/Apr/11 2nd rpt

High wind, made an easy climb very unpleasant

Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
daveyji ?/Apr/11 Lead
with JT
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
eazyclimbing 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with heather
Heather Louise Wilson 25/Oct/10 2nd β
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
Hoyes 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Mark W
Pilch 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Did the first part of ledgeway but then backed of the crux as crucial hold was wet, finished up this route, puzzling top out

with Jo
mike4563 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
hallg005 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S
payeo20 25/Sep/10 Lead

tricky start i thought, and end...book says it's just HS 4b though

Tala M 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Top layback move is difficlt for HS

Yanis Nayu 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Phil & Andy
Howard J 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt

Andy led. A bit of a struggle.

with Andy Crawley, Vanessa Jackson
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
igneouscarl 10/Jul/10 2nd
with Robert Jones
shed_hed 03/Jul/10 Solo rpt
hardoreVdiffBen 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Blondie.Simon 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Hecker
Hidden 11/Jun/10 2nd
Stoff 27/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Mark S, gpcomps
gpcomps 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with poya, Chris Bridgland
kitkat78 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Kat
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
B_M 13/Sep/09 Lead β
with Andrew Downing
Leo Woodhead 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Wolstencroft
Steve Wolstencroft 04/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Leo
Simon Caldwell 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Not terribly good. A very hard start, and easy middle, and an awkward but very short finish. More like HS 4c.

with Carmen
Hidden 30/Jul/09 -
Onion magnet 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Stevepg 27/Jun/09 2nd
robman 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
texuspete 14/Jun/09 2nd
Stoff ?/May/09 TR
Jon Dittman 19/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/09 TR O/S
deejmonkey 15/Mar/09 2nd
with Tom
tomparrott 15/Mar/09 Lead
with DJ
Jimbo C 27/Sep/08 2nd
bobpilgrem 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Tough start and a tricky finish.Just about a VS tick

with Bob/Nic
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/08 2nd
gethin_allen ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

great fun laybacking the final moves

with Jimbo.
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Sam W 30/Jun/08 Lead
with Nina Jenkinson
JCookie 08/Jun/08 2nd

Tricky start. Lovely section up from the ledge, interesting finish. Nice (hard) route.

with John Stibbard
RiPomc 08/Jun/08 2nd
with John Stibbard
smolders 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jason K
harryt 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Craig
stevepotter 07/Jun/08 Lead
kleinej 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Start and finish are interesting.

with Martin
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
shed_hed 10/May/08 2nd
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd O/S
Benrj ?/May/08 Lead
alek 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
eirenutter 02/Nov/07 -
with sean, lora, beth, lydia
davidwright 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd
gravity 09/Sep/07 TR
with Caroline
adam carless 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Murray & Pete Nugent
FrankW 23/May/07 Lead rpt
with Laura
stevo smith 13/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
sammoore 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Andy Vine
ChrisBrooke 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Carole Baker
JdotP 25/Jul/06 2nd rpt
with Dave Lovelady
Cameron13 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 07/Jun/06 2nd
JdotP 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S

My first VS lead :)

with James Collingwood, Stuart Bury
Hidden 24/Oct/05 2nd
AJ007 24/Sep/05 Lead
with Brian
Howard J 13/Sep/05 2nd
with Mark Jarvis
Hidden 10/Aug/05 Lead dog
JonBray 27/Jul/05 Lead O/S
dk247 27/Apr/05 Lead
with Neil Gregory
Hidden 29/Jun/04 Lead
Rampikino 04/Jun/04 Lead
Stig 20/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Carl Smethurst 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Dave Pemberton, Alan Bowring
Howard J 15/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Solo O/S
Budge 19/May/02 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates
julian allen ??/2002 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 29/Sep/01 Lead
RobSimmo 29/Sep/01 2nd
FrankW 18/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Laura
Howard J 25/Apr/99 2nd
with Jeff Burgum
Hidden 08/Oct/98 Lead O/S
stokienomad 15/Feb/98 Lead O/S
Howard J 16/Sep/97 2nd
with Jeff Burgum
John Eley ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S
MontyH 10/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Andy Lawrance
Howard J 13/Aug/96 2nd
with Mike Higginbotham
Howard J 25/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Jo Edwards
Martyn ??/1994 Lead O/S
Andy Say 08/Sep/91 Solo O/S
uphillnow 01/Jun/85 Lead
with Graeme Smith
Tim Bateman 17/Apr/85 2nd
Simon2005 ??/1985 TR
with Jude
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
Nigel Bond 28/Apr/77 Solo
mikej 12/Oct/74 Solo
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