Rockfax Description
12m. Good jamming up the crack set in a steep groove above the approach path, with a strenuous crux passing the overhang near the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

switch 03/Oct Lead O/S
with John S
jon22 03/Oct 2nd
with si witcher
adi bryant 03/Oct 2nd β
stuc 12/Jun 2nd O/S
with Dutch
bryce.dorin 10/Jun 2nd O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Albachoss 18/Apr Lead O/S
Johnmc ??/2015 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 27/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd
C May 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Tim
MatthewH 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great route.

with Jonathan B
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
JimboWizbo 26/Jul/14 2nd


with Beth
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
timjones 26/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Hot sweaty day, slipped off finishing holds ;(

timjones 26/Jul/14 2nd
Simonj 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with tim jones
Longsufferingropeholder 26/Jul/14 Lead
with C May
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
stratandrew 09/Jul/14 2nd dog

Fluffed the crucial Jam over the roof. Next time.....

with Dan O'Brien
Stuart Hurworth 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Hard and tricky exit from the corner mainly around the overhang due to a lack of positive holds above! Good footwork helps immensely.

Marq 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead
sus 07/Jun/14 2nd
PeteWilson 18/May/14 Lead O/S

nice route

with Andrew Graham
androidmuncher ?/May/14 Lead RP
jshields 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway
MikeDowsett 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Paul Tretheway, jshields
CharlieMack 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Bicky
manwithacam 15/Jul/13 2nd
with Alan
tomB 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Griffin
Guyinsas 26/Jun/13 2nd RP

Down climbed after lead, before crux. Seconded with no problems.

augustus trout 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Clay C 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
j.buckley87 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Jun/13 Lead
D.botts87 03/Jun/13 2nd
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
adamjeffs 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jorge1983 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Joanna House
Stefan Trebicki 26/May/12 2nd
with Liam Brady
Elise2977 ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Alex Thompson 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Allen, Dreadlocks Chris
TomPR 09/Apr/11 Solo
Graeme Hammond 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah New, Jools
Pilch 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
JamieSparkes 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

thought this was pretty tough for 5a, never mind 4b!

with Nick
Nick1812P 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Dan Lane 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S

surprisingly hard for vs 5a.

Phil West 22/Jun/10 Lead dog

Had to rest at the roof to work out the final crack.

Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ggflett 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Mattyk 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tash 11/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Matty K
andrew sandercock ?/Jun/08 2nd dog

rope gets right in the way of a vital jam!

with robert sandercock
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
northernmonkey1982 ?/Aug/07 2nd
psychicbread 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Max
Brown 03/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with John
MeMeMe 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Simon
ste_d 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with mik
adam carless 16/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Proper (but not too nasty) VS gritstone crack climbing.

with Fiend
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/06 2nd O/S
K Wall 11/Jun/06 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 11/Jun/06 2nd dog
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
with Dunc
Hidden 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
EdEd ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Mr Strip
AdCo82 ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Christian Knight
babymoac 23/Jul/05 2nd
with James Gill
cem 23/Jul/05 2nd
with Sally Dipple, Miles Butteriss
Blod 17/Jul/05 Lead rpt

Thought this was 5a, much harder than Surprise.

with Mike H
Carl Smethurst 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Stig 22/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hodge ??/2005 -
with Dan
Hidden 02/Sep/04 Lead
shaun walby 13/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan
Trobbo 12/Jun/04 2nd
with graham wood
Hidden ?/Sep/03 2nd
John Marsland 28/Jun/03 Lead
with Ant Williams
Owdham 05/Sep/02 TR O/S

Good climb. Plenty for gear placement. Strenuous crack climbing towards the top.

with Girtch
Laramadness 31/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with BA
StevePr ??/1998 2nd

Alan took a big fall leading this, did go back up and lead it easily

with Alan
Hidden ?/Jun/97 Lead O/S
nige ??/1997 Lead
with sven rowan
Phil West 22/Jun/96 2nd rpt
with David Atherton
colin milton 22/Jul/95 2nd
with eric milton
Phil West ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
mikedelderfield 25/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 01/Aug/93 2nd
with Roy Lindsay
John Marsland 07/Jun/92 Lead
with Dave Soles and Geoff Teir
Hidden 14/Sep/91 2nd O/S
craig h 18/Aug/91 Lead rpt
with Matt Ford
sadams 08/Mar/91 Lead
with Mark Bonham
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Lead
with D Picker
Tony Prendergast ?/May/90 -
with Mike Cleary
Roget 30/Jul/89 Lead O/S
with jim
Andy Say 14/Jul/89 Solo O/S
craig h 10/May/88 Solo O/S
Ken Taylor 15/Aug/83 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
Hidden ?/Aug/81 Lead
charlesmfrench 12/Jul/81 2nd
Sean Kelly ??/1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ??/1970 Lead

variously from early 70's

Tom V ??/1969 -
Hidden 19/Jul/66 2nd
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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