Rockfax Description
8m. The thin crack throughout. A good sustained micro-route though avoiding a foot in the previous climb might be difficult. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Gregory 1984

Robin Nichols 03/Oct Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
Roget 03/Oct Solo O/S
with robin, jim
Hidden 20/Sep Lead G/U
spence 19/Sep 2nd
TiffTiff 19/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug 2nd
manwithacam 11/Aug Lead

Felt very eliminate (and hard) if not using adjacent holds, so a bit artificial.

with Sarah
Hidden 09/Aug 2nd O/S
petern 11/Jul Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 24/Jun Solo
gpcomps 11/Jun 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Mike Hope, Matt Brooks
matt.stevenson 04/Jun Lead O/S
mwwhale89 04/Jun 2nd β
with Matt Stevenson, Amy Sears
Amy Sears 04/Jun 2nd
Thunderthighsontheloose 25/May Lead O/S
with iain mount
HannahGo 25/May TR rpt
shaunhumphreys 16/May Lead rpt


Andy Morley 19/Apr Lead O/S
John Higgs 19/Apr 2nd
Dbrooks53139 08/Apr Lead
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
amccann 07/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Graeme Hammond 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
with The Famous Grouse
monkeymatt 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Wright.phil 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with jenni, ade
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
anaesthetic 05/Aug/14 Lead β

Nice :)

with Yvonne
Patrick Green 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Deans
si_green99 23/Jul/14 2nd
with Owen Raybould
Jonny M 19/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Other
Potemkin 19/Jul/14 TR O/S
SophGreen 19/Jul/14 TR O/S
Albachoss 13/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
mike pearson 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Don't like e3s 31/May/14 Lead
with Terri
benny_m 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Hemes
steven 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Brian Hull
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd β
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
andy_d 27/Apr/14 Solo O/S
NickyC 18/Apr/14 Solo
with Zain Karim
fuzzysheep01 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
TomGB 29/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Joe
TCarrick 14/Dec/13 -
TJ Mather 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Dom Bloomfield 09/Nov/13 2nd dnf

Started to rain, rock got slippy, and fell.... gave up

Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd
blackholesun 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jshields 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Ben Devonport, Roman Jivkov
bendevonport 07/Jul/13 Lead
MatthewH 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
snapperdan 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
willson 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with chris, Wills
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Solo
HB1 31/May/13 2nd rpt
with KB
nacmacfeeglexx08 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Cathrine Murphy, Ciaren Gallagher, Dominic Gallagher
Landy_Dom 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead clean on sight. Lovely climb delicate and balancy with more gear than you can shake a stick at. Amusing but probably unnecessary heel hook near the top. Really enjoyed this one.

with Catherine, Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Bailey
anaesthetic 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with Steve, Dave
Kyrros 10/May/13 Lead
Hoyes 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Alex Y
tombradshaw123 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/13 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett 17/Mar/13 2nd
skittles 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Kept true, it had a tricky couple of moves for the grade but on good gear.

HannahGo 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Crab
Hidden 02/Mar/13 TR O/S
sputnik 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
maria85 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Judith
The Norris 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

No problems. May have gone a bit too far left at the bottom, but hopefully traversed right in time to claim the tick!

with Gavin
gavinpeach 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Kasha
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
kasha_gregson 23/Sep/12 2nd
jvarmstrong 16/Sep/12 Lead


3kidsandanorton 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Kay
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Duncan 88 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
LeeWithers1987 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
LesserTrochanter 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Anne Boardman
Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd
kenneM ?/Jun/12 Lead
with James Wyatt
valentinesbabe 27/May/12 Lead rpt

Would give this HS avoiding using footholds on Layback which I did just for the complete tick.

Tithe Technique 27/May/12 2nd O/S
gd303uk 25/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead dog
MJP 06/May/12 2nd
sting 05/May/12 Solo
Hidden 05/May/12 Solo
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Leonhamnett 28/Mar/12 2nd
RichyBOYY 28/Mar/12 Lead
shaunhumphreys 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Solo
timmyhobby 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd dnf
Stevebratt 15/Oct/11 2nd β
with Jase
Hidden 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd
katherinesydney 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S

may have strayed...

Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
p_won ?/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd
mattgrange 15/Jun/11 2nd

Tough at the grade

Gashworth 05/Jun/11 Lead
paul79 03/May/11 Lead O/S
sam coward 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR dnf
RachaelB 16/Apr/11 Lead
with Rob Battams
P Rogers 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with matty
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
gravity 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

A tricky little crack climb.

with Max Adamson
jo86 09/Apr/11 2nd
simonward 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
simonscubadiver 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Faffed around for so long and got so pumped I nearly fell off. Good crack climbing.

Kendrick 16/Mar/11 2nd
with Si
Hidden 10/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jan/11 -
Andyp89 ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
eazyclimbing 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with heather
Heather Louise Wilson 25/Oct/10 2nd β
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
ciaran1999 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with hannah, tom
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead
Burty21 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Steeve 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Pilch 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

a stiff coouple of moves if you don't cheat

with Graham
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
Shane-Smith 11/Aug/10 Lead
with Tiff
RalphC 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Caroline
ml706 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 08/Jul/10 Solo
Dave Mason 08/Jul/10 Solo
shed_hed 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
exit_music_ok ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
davidwright 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Sam
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Charlie14 10/Jun/10 -
andy_e 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 31/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice route -plenty of easy gear placements.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with Dad
Sam Simpson 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 23/May/10 2nd
with Pete Milton
Andy Hardy 18/May/10 2nd

Only using the thin crack for fingers and feet, felt more like 5b than 4a!

Ky 12/May/10 2nd O/S
with Crucko
MTS 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kayla
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd
trish1968 27/Apr/10 Lead
robin heath 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with andrew waring
highfivekrissy ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Andy Waring
Derek Furze ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
seth1512 29/Oct/09 Lead β
Hidden 09/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Sianny 16/Sep/09 2nd O/S
bavarianGaz 13/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Dan and Tom
Tom Lee-Field 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Dan, Gaz
climbing_wiggy 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with George
SecretSquirrel 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
featuresforfeet 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

The crux is probably avoiding using holds on adjacent routes. If you manage this then it's more like S 4c!

with Carmen
Jay J 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
john.gaffney 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Arnett
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
cj1970 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Heinrich 12/May/09 2nd O/S

Didn't use the flake on the left and some awfully polished foot placements

with Gaz
Jon Dittman 19/Apr/09 Solo
Hopevalleypaul 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Will M
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead
A Downing 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Damian Lawson
Daymo 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
A Mountain Journey ??/2009 Lead
with Colin
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd
frume 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Saff
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
tobydunford 01/Aug/08 Solo O/S
naughtybadboy 27/Jul/08 2nd
hellboundblr 08/Jul/08 2nd
with Adrian Goldstraw
..blackbird ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jo Bowen
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
edXander ?/May/08 Lead
jockdave ?/May/08 Lead
with dave
adam carless 19/Apr/08 Solo O/S

surprisingly awkward if the crack is followed direct

Hidden 19/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2008 -
gazbonutter 18/Sep/07 2nd

What a brassic day! my hands were numb by the end of this one and it was the 1st climb!!!

with Geoff
Mark_RMC 09/Sep/07 Lead

A narrow crack in the slab. I ended up using some features on the right (not the arete which would definitely be cheating). Not certain if this is allowed.

with Michelle
Chris Ellis 28/Jul/07 2nd
with Hillary Lawrenson
gazbonutter 18/Jul/07 Lead O/S

stayed very purist on more or less just the crack but found it very sustained on the arms and hands, good fun though!

poofish 18/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Gary
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Howard J 08/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jules Lane ?/Jun/07 TR O/S

nice technical climb

with Dan
Dan Lane ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S


with Dad
tontopink 07/May/07 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/06 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Chris Davids 30/May/06 2nd O/S
with Paul Hobbs
Shad ?/May/06 Solo
John Sergeant ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
catt 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden 13/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Laramadness 06/Sep/05 Solo O/S
chris_r 10/Aug/05 Lead O/S
dk247 02/May/05 Lead
with Neil Gregory
jimshrimp 28/Aug/04 Lead O/S
erica 27/Jun/04 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 27/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Erica
Rampikino 29/May/04 2nd
with Liz Hay
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/04 2nd
FrankW 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Laura
Howard J 09/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with John Waterhouse
Neil Curtis 21/Jun/03 2nd
with Arthur Austin
Stig ?/May/03 2nd O/S
with innominata
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Howard J 14/Apr/02 2nd
with Pat Hannay
julian allen ??/2002 Lead O/S
John Eley ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
stokienomad 15/Feb/98 2nd
Howard J 16/Sep/97 2nd
with Jeff Burgum
Howard J 15/Apr/97 Lead rpt
Blod 18/Jun/96 Lead O/S

Feels more like a strenuous vs 4c if the avoid the routes either side, difficult as they are so close.

with Bob
Hidden 26/May/96 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 02/Apr/95 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/91 Lead
uphillnow ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/65 Lead
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