Rockfax Description
20m. Somewhat bizarre and devious in line, but good, satisfying climbing never-the-less. Mantelshelf onto a narrow ledge then trend left, passing the overlap almost to the corner before heading up to another ledge. Swing back right to access the notch at the top of the wall and finish through this with care. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth (1 point) 1973. FFA. Ian Lonsdale 1975

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Becks87 18/Oct 2nd dnf

Tried that mantle quite a few times - came very close the last time. Definitely one to go back for. Adam made it look pretty easy on lead.

with Adam L
atom 18/Oct Lead O/S

Very hard move getting the mantleshelf, had to retreat back to the crack to shake out after the first go but stuck the heal after, reachy. Second mantleshelf is a lot easier, placed a long runner in Birthday Crack before easier ground above

ChrisNaylor ?/Aug Lead
Mike W 10/May Lead O/S
Peter87 ??/2015 Lead
Nigel Bond 18/Oct/14 TR
with Colin Hutton
erictant 10/Sep/14 2nd dog

In trainers with a bad back to retrieve Paul's gear. Started up First Finale.

with Paul
Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
petegunn 19/Aug/14 Lead

should be called "mantelshelf, mantelshelf, mantelshelf"

with Davina
Rob Davies ?/Jul/14 2nd

Mantleshelf must be 5b for the tall, 5c for the rest of us - and not so easy above that. Harder than First Finale which used to get E2!

with Mike Jones
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead rpt
bwestwood 16/May/14 Lead
Robin Nichols 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

HVS 5A is a joke, there's a full on, 5b crux with no gear.

with robin
JimHolmes69 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Amazing route. The first move is not a mantle, but there are 3 fine mantle moves higher up. The first part is surely 5b?

with James L
Kirill 12/Oct/13 Lead RP

clean 2nd go

cem 12/Oct/13 2nd dog

After attempting to mantleshelf the first hard move as unhelpfully suggested in the guidebook, I ended up dangling on the rope. I then tried what Kirill ended up doing (using a hold below the undercut with the right hand and making a long reach with the left) and it worked first time.

Twisty 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Fragmod 07/Jul/13 Lead
Diggler 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
Calder 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Goose4 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with April Derbyshire
Trobbo 22/May/13 Lead
with tony hulme
Mark Collins 07/May/13 Lead dnf
with Derek Robinson
erictant 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dave mann ??/2013 Lead O/S
deklan 28/Aug/12 Solo
bigglesbutcha 03/May/12 Lead dog

Fell off the traverse 3 times trying to get onto ledge. Did it differently 4th go, went higher first, then left.

with Ade
Matt Harle 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
g1m147 25/Sep/11 Lead
with Mick.
rockjedi 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Sara Williams
kjbix 31/Jul/11 Lead
with Dam Armer
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
JYates 24/May/11 Lead β
with Paul Coxon
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andrea
nadeem 23/Jan/11 2nd
nepsoi999 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with nadeem
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
steven 09/Oct/10 Lead dnf
with KenTebay
clive-greenwood 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 29/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Think I've done it before

with Kevin Bowser
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd dog
hellboundblr 18/Aug/10 Lead
with Ali Athroll
climbinmunkey 14/Aug/10 2nd dog

We both had a crack at the lead and got sandbagged at the mantle move. Ken finally found a way through on his 3rd go. I managed to second by placing a very high foot and pulling through the slopers. Not a 5a move! Super climb though.

with Ken
hellboundblr 14/Aug/10 2nd
andeeeee 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Bryan Lewis
Hidden 17/Jun/10 -
A Crook 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
embob 07/Jun/09 2nd dog

Hard move after the traverse under the overlap (fell off lots). Cruised by Al.

with Alex
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead
Rob Davies ?/May/09 Lead dnf

Baffled by initial mantleshelf move without useful footholds

with Phil Ashton
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2009 -
TonyP 23/Jul/08 TR
with woody
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
dicky79 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 25/May/08 -
Trobbo 21/May/08 Lead
with mike parkinson
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/07 2nd O/S
PenJD 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
psychicbread 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Max and Paul
cem 03/Dec/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Jul/06 TR rpt
karabiner 26/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
robman 09/Feb/06 2nd O/S

Cant really remember it must do it again. 20m

with Tim
Darryl M ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Constantine
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S
with dave
Marvino ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Jason and Gemma
Hidden 12/May/05 Lead O/S
Trobbo 11/Apr/04 2nd
with mark humphries
Trobbo 21/Jul/03 Lead β
with stuart cochran
Mark A Humphries 11/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Terry Robinson
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hammy 10/May/01 TR
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden 08/May/93 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/92 Lead
badgy ??/1991 -
mattnuttall 24/Aug/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
NickJH ?/Aug/90 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jun/90 -
with noj
John Southworth ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/89 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/89 2nd
andy farnell ??/1989 -
goi.ashmore 09/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/82 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 11/Aug/82 Lead
with John Fletcher
Hidden 25/May/82 Lead
Mark Kemball 12/Apr/80 Solo
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