Terror Cotta*** HVS 5a
[Terror Cotta, 2 kb]22m. The classic of the wall, imposing but not too hard! Climb the yellowish groove to a ledge, step out left and climb the wall rapidly to the overhangs. Move right and pull through the stacked notches to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Hollows 1971. FA. (Terrorific) Andrew Gridley 1986

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Terror Cotta © ROCKFAX

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 305 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Nigel Bond - Lead - 18/Oct/14 with Colin Hutton

initial bulge seemed very tough and completely unprotected to me. I had a look but it wasn't going to happen, so I used the flake crack to the right to gain the ledge. After a bit of a hunt found some gear to allow me to commit to move round the arete and up. Top peg seemed to flex a bit which wasn't 100% inspiring, but bottom peg seemed Ok. After a while faffing I got on with it and pushed on to the break and then finished. Felt HVS despite the alternative start to me.
gav - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/14

philgillespie - 2nd - 18/Sep/14

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Ruth Buckberry

Dark.
JdotP - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Stefanie Pohlmann

Totally excellent. No harder than Metamorphosis other than the final groove and that's not too bad. Not strenuous and great climbing in an impressive situation and mostly good gear. I started via the flakes on the right so may have cheated slightly.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Mynydd Gavin

noemie5438 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Mark

Mark Collins - TR rpt - 19/Jun/14

Climbster - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Leo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

John Gale - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

John Gale - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

sprout3099 - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Becky Wood

robman - 2nd rpt - 12/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/14

Chris Reid - Lead - 03/May/14

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Roger

Beautiful route
StuartCJones - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

jshields - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Mike Dowsett, Dave Sargent

davewsargent - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with mike dowsett, jon shields

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Dave Sargent, jshields

Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Stuart Bond

AndyPratt88 - 2nd - 26/Mar/14 with Jim

miles01 - Lead β - 2014 with Sally Byrne

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

manxclare - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with jon22

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Barry Scott

Not enough strength or technique to get over crux 1/3 of way up
Ainthony - 2nd dnf - 18/Jul/13 with Noel Snape

Fantastic route. MIDGES!!!
noah - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Anthony Ainsley

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

bgreen3761 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13

Calder - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/13 with Mark

ChrisB.19 - TR - 20/Jun/13 with Ken L, Allan FW

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/13

The Norris - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Matt

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

Beautiful moving out onto the face and up the headwall. Old pegs still felt solid but backed them up anyway. Midges!
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Andy Cmc

colin milton - Lead - 27/May/13 with shaun l

WillCass - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Monika

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/13

Matt Rowat - 2nd - 24/May/13 with Ross

Matt Reed - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Darren

Trobbo - 2nd - 22/May/13 with tony hulme

RCrockford - Lead β - 04/May/13 with Graham, Jeff

Calder - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Richard, jeffb

jeffb - 2nd - 04/May/13 with richard, Calder

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Paul Rigby

erictant - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Dave

Mike Hood - 2nd - 19/Apr/13

TCarrick - Lead dog - 19/Apr/13

Had trouble working out the moves to get above the pegs!
StewartBradshaw - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - 23/Sep/12

deklan - Solo - 28/Aug/12

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Adam Moroz

Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with sjbrook

Bold start, placed some gear in the flake on the right but then climed the grove, not too bad once the move is worked out. The rest is great, with nice wal climbing.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Dave Richards, PMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

excellent but bold moves at the bottom
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12

Mark Collins - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with Delboy

Got to the crux and didn't trust the pegs so downclimbed the route. Top roped it to get my gear back.
Clay C - TR O/S - 03/May/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Alan

Stefan Trebicki - TR - 17/Mar/12 with Matthew Cunningham

Matthew Cunningham - TR - 17/Mar/12

efrance24234 - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/12

bsamo - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/11

climbing son - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Rachel Turton

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 19/Nov/11 with James Turton

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Nov/11

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/11 with Rob Adie

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 16/Oct/11 with Pete Wimbush

Clee - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Graeme

excellent
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Cleo

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Jeromecooper - Lead - 18/Sep/11

Nice, no pro at bottom for leader but didn't find too tricky. Further up near bolts was crux. Lovely route.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Leo

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/11 with Rob

jac.c123 - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/11 with andyc123

gw3285 - Lead - 29/Jun/11

Martin Imms - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11

bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Ian Selby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

pbphil169 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11

cheeky monkey77 - Lead - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Anna

jac.c123 - 2nd - 28/May/11 with andyc123

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - May/11 with Andrea

Glenn Sutcliffe - 30/Apr/11 with Charl

At night with head tourch, absolutely brilliant!
JYates - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Paul Coxon

awesome route, well pleased as toughest lead this year.must remember to go left through the overhang not climb it twice by going right then downclimbing and then going left!!!
eccyamigo - Lead - 26/Apr/11 with Milo Dog

Neil R - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with cliff shasby

Attempted without the flake on the RHS. Had tied-off nubbin as only protection, but it held a fall when I botched the mantle.
will_benfold - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Mike L

No real pro for the 1st 20' - not what you expect for a HVS
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Rob

Bob - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/11 with M. Bullough

petegunn - 2nd - 01/Apr/11 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11

csw - Lead rpt - Apr/11

nadeem - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with James Morrison

Simon Rackley - 2011

Definitely one of the best climbs here! Felt harder then First Finale
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Rachel Slater, Jack Metcalfe

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Joe Dobson

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Dave Sargent

jtree03 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Brother Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Nice climbing, fekt boldish to start, only one poor nut up to the ledge.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Chris Surfleet

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Kevin Bowser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Alex Winter

hellboundblr - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Andrew Eustace

andeeeee - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Bryan Lewis

Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with tracy baldwin

nasty corners!
chivas_regal - 2nd O/S - Aug/10

hellboundblr - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Lionel Bunting

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10

Nice!
Shauna - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jules

JulesV - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Really enjoyable climb!
Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Ian W

Ianwesterby - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Leo

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with Murray

bexyboo - 2nd - May/10 with ste swift

ohlittlespider - Lead O/S - May/10 with gregg

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10

lewk_c - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Rik Dawes

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - Apr/10

efrance24234 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

michael evans - TR - 17/Dec/09

Nice climbing! Strange style though; like a series of traversey V0 boulder moves...
PeteH - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/09 with Noel Peatfield

ndp - 2nd - 11/Dec/09

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Johan Piper

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Oct/09

cem - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Graham Dolman

Tadams - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Jonny Schofield

JonnySchofield - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Tom Adams

adam06 - 2nd - 19/Jun/09 with chris white and chris carr

wilkie14c - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/09 with Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/09 with Paul blanchard

Fantastic route! Straightforward on second, well done Al - must've been scary on lead.
embob - 2nd - 07/Jun/09 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/09

The cross over section can be exposed- and dodgy climb-off.
AshWall - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Norman Wilkinson

Duncan Skelton - Lead β - 01/Jun/09 with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson

garethtodd - TR - Jun/09

conboy93 - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle

Bottled it once I'd got to the ledge. I'll be back though...
Calder - Lead dnf - 23/May/09 with Andy Clow

Overhang much easier than it looks. Great route
Kaiser999 - Lead - May/09 with Dave C

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/09

kjbix - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Selma Williams

hetaher - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Dave H

A bit damp and went too far left on the slab
Diggler - Lead dog - 07/Mar/09 with stemill

stemill - 2nd dog - 07/Mar/09 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2009

innesmac - 2009

cold
leopet - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/08 with Dan Price

steve prior - Lead - Oct/08 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/08

mickJ - Lead - 23/Aug/08 with mike b

Climbed the flake to the right of the initial corner (it looked more logical) which was almost certainly easier than the groove. An awesome route though, and quite low in the grade (at least the way we did it).
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics

Did not finish, bottled it on last few moves
Booey - TR dnf - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08

jmarshall - 2nd - 17/Jun/08 with florian viglas

Side runner in the crack of Cotton Terror at the bottom. Very bold straight up the groove without it and still bloody hard, al least 5b and E1 protection. Rest is comparatively straight forward HVS 5a climbing but really great.
dicky79 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Nicola

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

Trobbo - Lead - 21/May/08 with Ali Welsh

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with liam

Poor cam placement left my seconder struggling to retrieve gear.
slarty - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Liam

khawk - Lead - 06/May/08 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Des Chadderton

samking251 - 2008

climbingpixie - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with James

DavidR - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07

steven - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Brian Hull

michael burrows - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with mike doyle

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Aug/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/07

dhdaveuk - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/07 with Leo

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/07

Trobbo - Lead β - 19/Apr/07 with steve crossley

dhdaveuk - Lead - Apr/07 with Leo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07

wushu - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07

tomB - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/07 with John walton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2007 with SteveOc

Shad - Lead - 2007

dave mann - Lead rpt - 2007

cem - 2nd - 03/Dec/06 with Graham Dolman

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Sam

samwelli - Lead dog - 07/Oct/06 with Chris Naylor

ChrisGreen - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/06 with John C

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/06

Pete E - 2nd β - 26/Apr/06 with Dan Matthewman

kitch01 - TR O/S - Apr/06 with terry webb

Good HVS Lead
robman - Lead - 17/Feb/06 with Indy

Belting Climb, looks much worse than it is. Real thrill though
robman - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/06 with Tim

Darryl M - Lead O/S - 2006 with Neil Constantine

Dom Whillans - 2nd - 2006 with a.crook

Johann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Charlie Boscoe

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with dave

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/05 with Mark Gill

Lovely route with a bivy ledge at 1/3 height, moved well. Demons have probably been put to rest.
A Crook - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/05

Carl Smethurst - Lead β - Sep/05 with Mark

Chesh - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Ellie

Took over the lead. Must go back and lead the whole route. Great fun though pulling through the roof.
Marvino - Lead - Aug/05 with Jamie

fell off the ledge
o g tim - Lead dnf - Aug/05 with conrad bower

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

datoon - Lead O/S - 2005

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - Sep/04 with Gareth Mayhead, Chris Shearlock

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04 with mark humphries

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 2004

Done many times... a good route.
Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 2004 with John Fishwick

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 27/May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Mark Collins - Lead - 02/Mar/03 with Neil Henson

Leaving the ledge feels very committing and quite scary.
Neil Henson - 2nd β - 02/Mar/03 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead β - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2003

phardman - Lead O/S - 25/May/02

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 09/May/02 with martin dale

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

nige - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/01 with john buckley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/01

Nice climb. Quite lengthy, with a couple of strength moves required at about 3/4 height.
Owdham - TR O/S - 15/May/01 with Girtch

Stone Muppet - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/00

John Marsland - Lead - 28/May/00 with Mark Tolver

sdawson1 - 2nd - 10/May/00 with JB

NeilGriffiths - 09/Apr/00 with Mike Pritchard

akhughes - 2000

nick bamber - 2000

innesmac - Lead - 2000

First HVS lead
alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2000

Marti999 - Lead - 1999

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/97

Neil Conway - 2nd O/S - 1997 with Steve Hardy

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/93

mattnuttall - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/93 with Scott Abraham

richorme - TR O/S - May/93 with Stuart Milne

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/92

ChrisJD - Lead - 07/Jun/92 with PaulB

Brilliant route
ellie macpherson - Lead - Jun/92 with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Mick King - Lead - 07/Apr/91 with Pete Hankinson

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/91 with Alan Holden

mattnuttall - 2nd - 24/Aug/90 with Alan Holden

NickJH - Lead - Aug/90

whispering nic - Jun/90 with noj

Mick King - 2nd - 22/Mar/90 with Paul "Doc" Lishman

Nick Biven - 2nd - 11/Mar/90 with Andy Brailsford

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Mar/90

andy farnell - 1989

mik1miller - Solo - 1989 with gary deane

Roget - Lead O/S - 1989 with jim

mattnuttall - TR - 1989 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 23/Dec/88

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/88

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/88 with Windy (Paul Windell)

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/88 with Windy (Paul Windell)

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/87 with Rob Scott

neilh - Lead - 07/Jul/84 with simon webster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Aug/82 with John Fletcher

Bob - 14/Feb/82

Hammy - Lead - 21/Feb/79 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/78

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1978 with FMC

Mike Owen - 11/Sep/77 with Pete Craig

Mark Kemball - Lead - 28/Jul/77 with Paul Clark

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