Rockfax Description
14m. Excellent and exposed. Climb over a flake to a ledge (awkward) then take the slabby ramp and thin crack (crux) on the left to ledges. Tackle the strenuous layaway flake-crack to more ledges then choose a finishing crack, the right-hand one being both a little harder and also a little better. © Rockfax

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

FA. Lew Hardy 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

jing 31/Oct Lead O/S

Nice and varied route with sustained interest.

oscaig 31/Oct Lead O/S

Varied or disjointed? Slab crux is poorly protected and harder than 4b for sure. Top is good fun but rather dirty.

garywong 31/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct 2nd O/S
chrismadar 18/Oct 2nd
Gordon W 18/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep Solo
DBoothroyd 18/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug Lead O/S
Becks87 23/Aug 2nd O/S
with Adam L
atom 23/Aug Lead O/S

Fine route once in the crack, bit of a bouldery start and off balance. Nice hand jams

uphillnow 16/Aug 2nd
with Graham Exley, cath walton
John Higgs 15/Aug Solo O/S
with Ollie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11/Aug Solo O/S
Bryan M 08/Aug -
JEP 16/Jul Lead O/S
with Jules
Jules Lane 16/Jul 2nd O/S
with Jonathon Prager
Hidden 03/Jun 2nd O/S
bryce.dorin 03/Jun Lead O/S
with dunnyg
Hidden 25/Apr 2nd β
onlyfoddington 24/Apr Lead O/S

I thought the slab was the trickiest part.

with Yin
Hidden 23/Apr -
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 23/Apr Lead


tom bre 23/Apr 2nd rpt
with Chris
DanChad 23/Apr 2nd O/S
Jake Young 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Trevor Shepherd
Chris Oldfield 15/Apr Lead O/S

Took several attempts before I could commit to the crux. Rob patiently belaying. Plenty interesting afterwards.

with Rob Frost
amccann 07/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
monkeymatt 28/Sep/14 2nd β
Graham Westbrook 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mjackson 20/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd
Stickle Tarn 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

HS in the BMC guide. VS 4b is more appropriate. Well worth doing.

BTphonehome 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Cass, Kasha
kasha_gregson 31/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Cass, Bram
georgenvk 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with KarinC
KeenClimber 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Lee Healey
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

Right hand finish. Lovely route

with Mike D
Matt_C9716 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
Kap 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dsgarner 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Perry lead

with Perry Adams, Cat Smith
mrdigitaljedi 01/Jun/14 Lead

amazing route

stokienomad 01/Jun/14 2nd

Thought the first bit was the hardest!

Don't like e3s 31/May/14 Lead dog
with Terri
steven 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Brian Hull
john_ni 18/May/14 Lead rpt
with Becky Ellis (PCC)
Becky E 18/May/14 2nd O/S
oodie72 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ingo Boegeman, Fraser Campbell
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
GermanAlex 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

the move on the starting slab on the right has got to be harder than 4b (especially for the short), 4c I think. a cracking route!

with Stefan
will_benfold 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 19/Apr/14 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 11/Mar/14 2nd O/S
mattgrange 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Well-named, quite exciting!

tgeh 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with tgeh
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
stratandrew 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Ashley
friendzone1234 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jem
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd β
MaccMark 24/Jul/13 Lead
with Clare Hodgson
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Reachy slab at the start and an awkward top out.

with Andrew Finney
sambosanquet101 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Francy Carranza
jshields 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Ben Devonport, Roman Jivkov
bendevonport 07/Jul/13 2nd
Andy Hardy 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Grubby at the top

SuperLee1985 09/Jun/13 2nd β
Jonathan Hall 07/Jun/13 Lead
with James Forder
fredallingham 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 TR O/S
BTphonehome 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Bram
TJ Mather 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Joined from central tower

with Tom Robinson
fifth ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
runestone 13/Sep/12 2nd
with Jeff
Blod 13/Sep/12 Lead rpt
scott.hill 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Alisa
tinyali 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Kirill 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

In the rain and missed out the start, having joined from Central Tower.

with Natalia Male Alcalde
sputnik 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
Albachoss 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Amazing route, scary start, committed move up the slab, pumpy crack climbing then an awesome exposed finish on typical grit. A must!

with Hatham
c00kie 25/Jul/12 2nd
with Gavin
will randall 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sarah
g1m147 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Wayne s
Wayne S 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Gary
gavinpeach 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peach
gpcomps 25/May/12 Lead rpt
Stoff 24/May/12 2nd rpt
with gpcomps
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
RichyBOYY 23/May/12 Lead
Will Caesar 23/May/12 2nd O/S
darlolad 20/May/12 Lead O/S
sting 05/May/12 Lead O/S

a little gem.

with kwaidy
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd
John-Henry 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
kozzi 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
stevepotter 24/Mar/12 Lead
with ken
PAJames ??/2012 -
TM_Horton 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S

fun way to Finnish an epic day... don't trust the flake much at around half height ...

with webby
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
minirollsrule 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Kilian Murphy
Allan FW 01/Oct/11 2nd

The sloping slab is awkward and must be at the top of 4b. The crack above was very enjoyable.

with George
chrisbussell 06/Sep/11 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
riddle 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
disturbed_one51 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
Tamati ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Right hand. Live pigeon in the crack.

Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
najki_2000 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S

scary bottom half with hardly any gear, but good juggy cracks above

with Chris Rose
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Dan Geh 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

plenty of good holds on layback

Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead
Ketu 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Charles M
cem 08/May/11 2nd rpt
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
Stoff 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with gpcomps
gpcomps 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S

A quality route

Honrei 10/Apr/11 Lead
gravity 09/Apr/11 2nd β

A nice route. Another time I would like to lead it.

with Max Adamson
martin one 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dave knight
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
RalphC 30/Oct/10 Lead
with Austen
Jay J 17/Oct/10 Lead
Pilch 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

This is an excellent route, which felt twice as long as it is, a mini expedition

with Jonathon
Little AndyH 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
hellboundblr 21/Aug/10 2nd
john_ni 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Shane-Smith 11/Aug/10 Lead
with Tiff
colin milton 05/Aug/10 Lead
with James Oswald
steveth 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
chris_r 05/Aug/10 Lead β
James Oswald 05/Aug/10 2nd β

Very nice.

Mr. K 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bryn Wood
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
maybe_si 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Mitch1990 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
simonward 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
wrapped in bacon 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
gingerwolf 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 30/May/10 Lead O/S

First HS lead onsight!!!

with Iain
Goodstuff 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
JamieSparkes 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
SimonHolloway1 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Mat Dalby
Derek Furze ??/2010 -
tobydunford 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Gh1 30/Oct/09 2nd
Carl Hanaghan 30/Oct/09 Lead
with Grant
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
tom bre 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Probably HS

chrisallan 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
nrhardy 06/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tim
john.gaffney 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Arnett
Jim Slater 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
bbangbala 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
victim of mathematics 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Sustained and good.

Cornish Merlin 03/Jun/09 2nd
malc 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Paul S
Graeme Hammond 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with anthony
richorme 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wendy Potts
Em66 22/Apr/09 2nd
with MUMC
djdf 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Slightly contrived I feel. Short sections between ledges to start, then some nice layback moves on flakes to more ledges, but there the interest ends quickly. Probably worth a star.

with Pete
Steve Waters, Mynydd 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
danm 21/Mar/09 Lead
RCrockford 04/Jan/09 2nd
with Andy C
summo ??/2009 -
tony wood ??/2009 2nd
with steve, gareth robarts
masa-alpin 18/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Adam W
tanssop 23/Aug/08 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Roy the Gardener 14/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Richard Mallison
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
morrisdaboss 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S

First HS 4b. Felt that the crux was the layaway crack, not the slab. good pro all the way

with Dan C
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
jcurley 16/May/08 2nd
with EAYL
EAYL 16/May/08 Lead
with jcurley
@ndy 14/May/08 Lead
stevepotter 03/May/08 2nd
with ken
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ann Sanderson
ChrisBrooke 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead
wirralclimber1984 15/May/07 2nd
matt0759 15/May/07 Lead
JonBray 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
donkster ??/2007 Lead O/S
with mudders
Hidden 29/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Ben1983 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S
spacey 13/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Cameron13 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 07/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/05 2nd
Simon Caldwell 24/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Carmen
LakesWinter ?/Sep/05 Lead

An excellent climb

with Liz
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Darragh ?/Jul/05 -
with Hanna, Colm, Pat
Chris the Tall 21/Jun/05 Lead

Stuck gear meant a late finish - a glorious moon rising but only just made it to the pub for last orders

with Alice Chaplin
Goody 16/Jun/05 2nd dog
masa-alpin 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Joe Mc [ULMC]
tatz45 ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Stu
Howard J 19/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
Roget 01/Jul/99 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/93 Lead

This is a fine route, should have **. Worth 4b. Oh, I see it gets them now.

with Debbie Wilkinson
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