Scoop Face Direct* HVS 5c
[Al Evans soloing on Castle Naze 1976, 3 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
10m. Climb left from the block with difficulty (5b for the tall), up the wall and into the centre of The Scoop via a good pocket and hard mantelshelf. Finish as for the regular route. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Al Evans soloing on Castle Naze 1976 © Jean Horsfall
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15

MSchobitz - Lead β - 07/Mar/15 with Tom Appleby

Fell off start a couple of times, did it over left instead of just reaching into the jug from the floor.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead G/U - 07/Mar/15 with Emma

Nailed it first time. BIG bold move to get onto the scoop. Massively unprotected and deserves the E1 grade.
monkeymatt - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Phil McClure

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/14

angus - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/14

First E1, fell off the start a couple of times down to a boulder mat before working out the sequence. Scary move into the scoop with one bad cam
meltdown34 - Lead β - 17/Jul/14

steven - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Brian Hull

sann1458 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Geoff Evatt

gregoritos - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

Flash/ Repeat depending on your ethical stance towards gear weighting, really did show up how much of a limestone climber I was on this one but learnt a lesson or two about mantelshelfing.
Quarryboy - Lead β - 01/Mar/14 with Nottingham University climbing club, Alkis Tsapanidis

Jumped off the bottom move a few times then did the rest in one go.
Alkis - Lead β - 01/Mar/14 with Jack Bradbrook

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 20/Oct/13 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 20/Oct/13 with Wee man

frankcp87 - TR - 02/Sep/13

james and lucy
schwenk - 2nd - 19/Aug/13

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Tim Slater

Jonathan Hall - TR - 07/Jun/13 with Ed Sanderson

amccann - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/13

had to work out a sequence for the start. Definitely E1 as the guidebook suggests.
mrginna - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with lukebamforth, Emma Campbell

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jun/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 04/May/13

guide says E1 5c, first gear long way up, think it deserves it
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Andrew Graham

Easy E1 5b
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

desperate for me.
Marti999 - Lead RP - 31/Mar/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 31/Mar/13 with Marti999

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

PhilCartwright - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Verity Cross, Liam Brown, Ian Poxon

started the initial moves before i knew it i was on the scoop and having my harness thrown to me so i could finish it
peteramsden - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Sam Melville - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/11

nice rockover move
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Nick

sputnik - TR β - 03/Aug/11

mary - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Dale Gautrey

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/11

gw3285 - TR - 19/Jun/11

gw3285 - Lead - 19/Jun/11

Ky - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Dan Timmis, Tim

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

matthomas79 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/10

The book says E1, the votes say E1...I'm calling it my first E1
payeo20 - Lead - 25/Sep/10

Didnt have a cam to fit the hole, decided on a dodgey sideways camming hex...
The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Dewi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Mike

andy_e - TR RP - 05/Jun/10

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Cheesesarnie

Tim M - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Chris Sims

Sam Simpson - TR O/S - 12/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

E1 in Rockfax? Potentially my first E1 then, but I'll be honest and say HVS. Footholds on the mantleshelf were too good to make it a bold move worthy of E1, even if I did have no gear below. The E1 will wait.
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Ben Wallace

Great climb, technical start
heavy Belay - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Fisher

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Tom Green

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with John

the start makes it a hard 5b
davross1986 - TR rpt - Jul/09 with Dean Dalton

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Max

Very committing move, but good left foothold. Weirdly got sewing machine leg only once I had reached the safety of the cam hole.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 19/Apr/09 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

A Downing - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Damian Lawson

leopet - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Mike

summo - 2009

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Followed Nick who had lead Keep Arete- would be a scary lead!!
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Bob/Nic

Hidden - Sent O/S - 13/Sep/08

Ing - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Stevie G

Alfredo - 2nd - May/08 with Ben H

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Ian Bruce

Shad - Lead - 2007

Shad - Lead - May/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - TR - 07/Sep/05

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/05

edmitchell - Lead O/S - May/05 with kai ren

IOAN D - Lead - 2005 with andrew (Tony)

Jon Read - Lead - Jul/04 with Graham's Stags

Jon Read - Solo - Jun/04

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 02/May/04

Hidden - 2003

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/99

robtrooper - 1997

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 21/May/95

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd dnf - 16/Aug/94 with Steve Dean

Mick King - Lead - 11/Oct/92 with Steve Brodie

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/91

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 19/Jul/86 with John Allen

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/80

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/77

rogerskews - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 12/Oct/74

mikej - Solo - 27/Aug/74 with E

Hidden - Solo - 16/May/66

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jul/65

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hirving, mmmhumous, PeteWilson, alimckay

Total votes cast 59
hard E10 of 23
E12 of 23
easy E116 of 23
hard HVS3 of 23
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easy HVS0 of 23
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VS0 of 23
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hard 6a0 of 19
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hard 5c1 of 19
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hard 5b10 of 19
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easy 5b0 of 19
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