Rockfax Description
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.

Luke Davies 31/Oct Lead
Tommy_shaw 25/Oct Lead O/S

Very good route, bold in places.

with Alex
Becks87 18/Oct 2nd O/S


with Adam L
crabtreer 18/Oct TR dog
atom 18/Oct Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant route, great climbing and gear throughout including a couple of pegs right before the crux. Wonderful flake to start, nice bit of exposure coming round the arete onto the face before the cruxy pull up to the smallest little jugs. Top section is good ledges all the way, bit of a dirty scramble to top out but doesn't make the experience any less

Mike Hood 01/Oct Lead
with Cora
Chris Oldfield 11/Sep 2nd O/S
with James Buckley
j.buckley87 11/Sep Lead O/S
MazElden 09/Sep 2nd O/S
with Andy
tmawer 31/Aug 2nd rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 31/Aug Lead O/S
with Tony
fulton333 29/Aug Lead
mcb 08/Aug Lead β

As good as they say. Great fun at the grade. Keep moving and the holds you need keep coming.

bantamdave 04/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Aug Lead O/S
ianburton 02/Aug Lead O/S
K Farrell 02/Aug 2nd
Dave Warburton 02/Aug Lead O/S
ChrisNaylor ?/Aug Lead
Derek Furze 21/Jul Lead

Decent climbing with some interesting sections

with Duncan Parker
g1m147 15/Jul Lead
mb_london 15/Jul Lead O/S
with Peter87
Hidden 15/Jul 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul 2nd
db79 12/Jul 2nd O/S
Alex Thompson 12/Jul Lead O/S

Probably tried too direct initially, great climbing once that was sorted!

with Damien, Mr SCarey
BigTone 27/Jun Lead rpt
Nigel Bond 25/Jun 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Trobbo 28/May 2nd rpt
with martin dale
Martin Dale 28/May Lead rpt
with Terry Robinson
Hidden 20/May 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/May Lead

Top is currently clean

with Dave Connelly, Phil Ashton
JimHolmes69 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Pete
bantamdave 16/Apr 2nd O/S


with Brian
ladymuck 16/Apr TR
egg-man 16/Apr 2nd
with Alison Athroll
jonathandavey 14/Apr 2nd
phildawson 14/Apr Lead O/S
with Jonny Davey, Stefanie Pöhlmann
Martin Davies 12/Apr Lead O/S

On Ollie's gear

with Jason Maunder
middlevern ??/2015 -
hilty 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with kyle holden
Nigel Bond 18/Oct/14 Lead
with Colin Hutton
gav 21/Sep/14 Lead

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.

with Dave
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
philgillespie 18/Sep/14 2nd
Laurence Everitt 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JdotP 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S


with Stefanie Pohlmann
Jules Lane 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

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.

noemie5438 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
Mark Collins 19/Jun/14 TR rpt
Climbster 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Leo
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
John Gale 18/May/14 Lead O/S
John Gale 17/May/14 Lead O/S
sprout3099 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with Becky Wood
robman 12/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead
Chris Reid 03/May/14 Lead
Robin Nichols 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Roger
StuartCJones 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Beautiful route

jshields 13/Apr/14 Lead
davewsargent 13/Apr/14 2nd
with mike dowsett, jon shields
MikeDowsett 13/Apr/14 2nd
Nigel Bond 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Stuart Bond
AndyPratt88 26/Mar/14 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
miles01 ??/2014 Lead β
with Sally Byrne
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Kirill 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S
cem 12/Oct/13 Lead rpt
manxclare 06/Oct/13 2nd
with jon22
petekeron 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Barry Scott
Ainthony 18/Jul/13 2nd dnf

Not enough strength or technique to get over crux 1/3 of way up

with Noel Snape
noah 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. MIDGES!!!

Goose4 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
bgreen3761 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jacob Forshaw 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Calder 26/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Mark
ChrisB.19 20/Jun/13 TR
with Ken L, Allan FW
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo rpt
The Norris 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt Bill Platypus 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Beautiful moving out onto the face and up the headwall. Old pegs still felt solid but backed them up anyway. Midges!

with Andy Cmc
colin milton 27/May/13 Lead
with shaun l
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Hidden 24/May/13 Lead
Matt Rowat 24/May/13 2nd
with Ross
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
Trobbo 22/May/13 2nd
with tony hulme
RCrockford 04/May/13 Lead β
with Graham, Jeff
Calder 04/May/13 2nd
jeffb 04/May/13 2nd
with richard, Calder
Rachel Somerville 01/May/13 2nd
erictant 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Dave
Mike Hood 19/Apr/13 2nd
TCarrick 19/Apr/13 Lead dog
StewartBradshaw 29/Mar/13 2nd dog

Had trouble working out the moves to get above the pegs!

Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
deklan 28/Aug/12 Solo
Mr Wild 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

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.

with Dave Richards, PMC
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Mattyk 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

excellent but bold moves at the bottom

Hidden 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 24/May/12 Lead rpt
with Delboy
Clay C 03/May/12 TR O/S

Got to the crux and didn't trust the pegs so downclimbed the route. Top roped it to get my gear back.

Matt Harle 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 25/Mar/12 Lead
with Alan
Stefan Trebicki 17/Mar/12 TR
Matthew Cunningham 17/Mar/12 TR
efrance24234 08/Mar/12 Lead rpt
bsamo ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt
climbing son 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Amazoniangirl 19/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd
Rob84 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Adie
Graeme Hammond 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Clee 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S


with Cleo
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jeromecooper 18/Sep/11 Lead
andrea83 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Nice, no pro at bottom for leader but didn't find too tricky. Further up near bolts was crux. Lovely route.

with Leo
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 26/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Rob
jac.c123 20/Jul/11 2nd rpt
gw3285 29/Jun/11 Lead
Martin Imms 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ian Selby
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pbphil169 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
cheeky monkey77 20/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd dog
Chriswallis2 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Anna
lost.arrow 19/Jun/11 -
with Mark Richards, Ian Ashworth
jac.c123 28/May/11 2nd
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andrea
Glenn Sutcliffe 30/Apr/11 -
with Charl
JYates 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

At night with head tourch, absolutely brilliant!

with Paul Coxon
eccyamigo 26/Apr/11 Lead

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!!!

with Milo Dog
Neil R 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
will_benfold 24/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Attempted without the flake on the RHS. Had tied-off nubbin as only protection, but it held a fall when I botched the mantle.

with Mike L
wrapped in bacon 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

No real pro for the 1st 20' - not what you expect for a HVS

with Rob
Bob 03/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough
petegunn 01/Apr/11 2nd
with Davina
Hidden 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
csw ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
nadeem 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Simon Rackley ??/2011 -
joe.91 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Definitely one of the best climbs here! Felt harder then First Finale

with Rachel Slater, Jack Metcalfe
Rachel Slater 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jtree03 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Brother Al
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Nice climbing, fekt boldish to start, only one poor nut up to the ledge.

with Chris Surfleet
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
MikeLeeds 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Kevin Bowser
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
jiles 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Alex Winter
hellboundblr 14/Aug/10 2nd
andeeeee 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Bryan Lewis
Simon Rackley ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
chivas_regal ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S

nasty corners!

hellboundblr 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Lionel Bunting
Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Shauna 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Jules
JulesV 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Leo Woodhead 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climb!

with Ian W
Ianwesterby 17/Jun/10 2nd
with Leo
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 04/May/10 Lead O/S
with Murray
bexyboo ?/May/10 2nd
ohlittlespider ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with gregg
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
lewk_c 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Rik Dawes
Rik Dawes ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
michael evans 17/Dec/09 TR
PeteH 11/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Nice climbing! Strange style though; like a series of traversey V0 boulder moves...

ndp 11/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead β
cem 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Tadams 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jonny Schofield
JonnySchofield 07/Oct/09 2nd O/S
adam06 19/Jun/09 2nd
with chris white and chris carr
wilkie14c 15/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 15/Jun/09 2nd dog
embob 07/Jun/09 2nd

Fantastic route! Straightforward on second, well done Al - must've been scary on lead.

with Alex
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead
AshWall 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S

The cross over section can be exposed- and dodgy climb-off.

with Norman Wilkinson
Duncan Skelton 01/Jun/09 Lead β
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
garethtodd ?/Jun/09 TR
conboy93 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Calder 23/May/09 Lead dnf

Bottled it once I'd got to the ledge. I'll be back though...

Kaiser999 ?/May/09 Lead

Overhang much easier than it looks. Great route

with Dave C
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd dog
lost.arrow 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Ian Ashworth
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead rpt
kjbix 05/Apr/09 Lead
HeatherF 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Dave H
Diggler 07/Mar/09 Lead dog

A bit damp and went too far left on the slab

with stemill
stemill 07/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Mark
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2009 -
leopet 27/Dec/08 2nd O/S


with Dan Price
steve prior ?/Oct/08 Lead
with Andy C
Hidden 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
mickJ 23/Aug/08 Lead
with mike b
victim of mathematics 02/Aug/08 2nd O/S

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).

crossdressingrodney 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Booey 13/Jul/08 TR dnf

Did not finish, bottled it on last few moves

Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
jmarshall 17/Jun/08 2nd
with florian viglas
dicky79 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

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.

with Nicola
Hidden 26/May/08 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 25/May/08 -
Trobbo 21/May/08 Lead
with Ali Welsh
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
slarty 15/May/08 Lead O/S

Poor cam placement left my seconder struggling to retrieve gear.

with Liam
khawk 06/May/08 Lead
with DT
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Mar/08 Lead

Starting on R, move L then back R. Lots of surprising holds

with Phil Ashton
Rachel Somerville 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Des Chadderton
samking251 ??/2008 -
climbingpixie 15/Sep/07 2nd
with James
DavidR 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
steven 30/Aug/07 Lead
with Brian Hull
michael burrows 27/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Aug/07 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/07 2nd O/S
dhdaveuk 29/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Leo
Hidden 12/Jun/07 2nd
Trobbo 19/Apr/07 Lead β
with steve crossley
dhdaveuk ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Leo
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
wushu 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
tomB 25/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 2nd O/S
with SteveOc
Shad ??/2007 Lead
dave mann ??/2007 Lead rpt
cem 03/Dec/06 2nd
Chris Davids 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Sam
samwelli 07/Oct/06 Lead dog
ChrisGreen 14/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with John C
Hidden 05/Jul/06 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead β
Pete E 26/Apr/06 2nd β
with Dan Matthewman
kitch01 ?/Apr/06 TR O/S
with terry webb
robman 17/Feb/06 Lead

Good HVS Lead

with Indy
robman 09/Feb/06 2nd O/S

Belting Climb, looks much worse than it is. Real thrill though

with Tim
Darryl M ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Constantine
Dom Whillans ??/2006 2nd
with a.crook
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S
with dave
chrishedgehog 17/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
A Crook 15/Sep/05 Lead O/S

Lovely route with a bivy ledge at 1/3 height, moved well. Demons have probably been put to rest.

Carl Smethurst ?/Sep/05 Lead β
with Mark
Chesh ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Ellie
Marvino ?/Aug/05 Lead

Took over the lead. Must go back and lead the whole route. Great fun though pulling through the roof.

with Jamie
o g tim ?/Aug/05 Lead dnf

fell off the ledge

with conrad bower
Hidden 26/Jun/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
datoon ??/2005 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst ?/Sep/04 2nd
with Gareth Mayhead, Chris Shearlock
Trobbo 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with mark humphries
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ??/2004 Lead O/S
Dave Westby ??/2004 Lead O/S

Done many times... a good route.

with John Fishwick
Mark A Humphries 27/May/03 Lead β
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 02/Mar/03 Lead
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 02/Mar/03 2nd β

Leaving the ledge feels very committing and quite scary.

with Mark Collins
Hidden ??/2003 Lead β
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
phardman 25/May/02 Lead O/S
Trobbo 09/May/02 Lead O/S
with martin dale
Adam Lincoln ??/2002 Lead
nige 19/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with john buckley
Hidden 05/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Owdham 15/May/01 TR O/S

Nice climb. Quite lengthy, with a couple of strength moves required at about 3/4 height.

with Girtch
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden 25/Jul/00 Lead O/S
John Marsland 28/May/00 Lead
with Mark Tolver
sdawson1 10/May/00 2nd
with JB
NeilGriffiths 09/Apr/00 -
with Mike Pritchard
akhughes ??/2000 -
nick bamber ??/2000 -
innesmac ??/2000 Lead
alpinismo.uk ??/2000 Lead

First HVS lead

lost.arrow 14/Mar/99 Lead
with Gill Heartly
Marti999 ??/1999 Lead
Chris Reid 16/Feb/97 Lead O/S
Neil Conway ??/1997 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/93 Lead
mattnuttall 21/Jun/93 2nd rpt
with Scott Abraham
richorme ?/May/93 TR O/S
with Stuart Milne
CBA ??/1993 -
Hidden 26/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/92 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Jun/92 Lead

Brilliant route

with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Mick King 07/Apr/91 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
mattnuttall 24/Mar/91 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
mattnuttall 24/Aug/90 2nd
with Alan Holden
NickJH ?/Aug/90 Lead
whispering nic ?/Jun/90 -
with noj
Mick King 22/Mar/90 2nd
with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Nick Biven 11/Mar/90 2nd
with Andy Brailsford
John Southworth ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
andy farnell ??/1989 -
mik1miller ??/1989 Solo
with gary deane
Roget ??/1989 Lead O/S
with jim
mattnuttall ??/1989 TR
with Alan Holden
Hidden 23/Dec/88 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 13/Apr/88 2nd O/S
with Windy (Paul Windell)
BigHairyIan 13/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Windy (Paul Windell)
goi.ashmore 09/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
neilh 07/Jul/84 Lead
with simon webster
Hidden 15/Jun/83 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 27/Aug/82 Lead
with John Fletcher
Bob 14/Feb/82 -
Hammy 21/Feb/79 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden 03/Apr/78 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 AltLd
Mike Owen 11/Sep/77 -
with Pete Craig
Mark Kemball 28/Jul/77 Lead
with Paul Clark
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