Rockfax Description
16m. The other great classic of the crag. Climb the pillar and a short pocket wall to the break and some rounded spike runners. Traverse out left into ever-more exposed terrain then make a tricky move (elusive finger holds) to easy ground. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Suggested routes stripes should do....

Jack2222 17/Sep Lead O/S
rob 528 04/Sep Lead O/S

A top class route loved it! A thought provoking move up for the 1st reachy mantel-shelf. Helsby never fails to delivery

joedean ?/Aug Lead
Daz8477 10/Jul TR O/S
Parker550 10/Jul Solo
tobydunford 23/May Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 09/Nov/14 TR rpt
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 05/Sep/14 2nd

Nice, with some cheeky mantels!

with Bubbles
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jon22 15/Jul/14 Lead
with Adam crook
A Crook 15/Jul/14 TR rpt
with John Sealey
Jay-Ast 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Rosyk 13/Jul/14 2nd dog
j.buckley87 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Welly Matt 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Very Bold Finish, hold your nerve!

tegan726 06/Jun/14 TR O/S
michael burrows 26/Aug/13 TR O/S
with tony shelmadine
Nicole Almond 18/Jul/13 2nd

Great if you go the right way at the top instead of trying the harder traverse.

with Dad
Amazoniangirl 13/Jul/13 2nd
Mark Grist 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Paula lockett
WillDoyle 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
sev 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Lovely jugs across the break, and two great mantles

Ed Booth 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S

really cool upper half

dicky79 23/May/12 Lead O/S
with James D
NeilGriffiths 22/May/12 2nd
with Dom
switch 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Pete M
Dom Whillans 22/May/12 Lead O/S

almost backed off, had word with self, engaged overdrive and up i went... lovely route!

with neil
mux 22/May/12 2nd
with Adam
A Crook 22/May/12 Lead rpt

Felt pretty smooth through out. Was a little worried about the top moves but in the end no problems 3* as always

Hidden 29/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 29/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with Dave LE
Hidden 18/Sep/11 TR
Jen Crook 19/Jul/11 2nd
Jim Slater 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jim
A Crook 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Definately the route of the crag. A bold lead without a doubt in the days before friends. 3* and some done in the evening glow of bright red rock tremendous

NeilGriffiths 30/Jun/11 Lead

Simply great. A classic anywhere. Really enjoyed this. Adam floated up with a grin on his face.

with Adam
rikbattye 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
msoldn 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing, plentiful gear and exhilerating positions, top climb!

with Nick
Hidden 13/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead
gw3285 04/May/11 Lead
spidey 29/Mar/11 Lead
with adam
bbangbala 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Greenham
PAJames ??/2011 -
Julian Wedd ??/2011 TR
with A. Brierley
Alex Winter 05/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Had forgotten how good this is. Avoided the chipped holds this time, finishing slightly right using slopers - a touch harder.

Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Top sandstone frolics. Gets rather interesting upon reaching the top shelf. Had to retreat a few moves back to fetch up some appropriate gear. It wasn't fun up there with a load of shite marginal gear below me feet!

Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Vicky Hoolohan
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 26/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Remus
Bumblebee Biggs 05/Jul/10 Lead RP

First E1, Top roped prior to leading

ndraper1 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 30/May/10 TR rpt
willson 25/May/10 TR
with ben
si_green99 20/May/10 TR O/S
with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
lrandall 19/May/10 Lead O/S

Best climb of the week. Adequate protection and sustained climbing in a brilliant position. Very soft at 5b tho.

samcook 19/May/10 2nd β

Loved this climb! Lots of variation - vertical, overhanging and slab climbing as well as a traverse. Hardest bit is at the top on the slab mantling your way up. Can't imagine being able to lead it though.

alimckay 02/May/10 Lead β
with goodstuff
Goodstuff 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Superb route, first E1! Couple of reachy moves up to the breaks with wonderful exposure. Gets quite run-out, but bomber gear and no nasty surprises.

Hidden 28/Apr/10 TR rpt
lost.arrow 28/Apr/10 TR
with Ian Ashworth
dan-8990 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with NM
The Green Giant 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan with the van
Hidden ??/2010 -
HeatherF 04/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Accidently carried on around the arete due to missreading the guidebook and ended up on some sketchy moves to the top!

Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 05/Aug/09 TR
with Stewart Leitch
Gazleah 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with elizabeth broadbent
Hidden 17/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/09 TR dnf
Jon Read 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Next cover of Hard Rock?

with Tuesday nighters
nia ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

lead after seconding previously

with Richard
aeaton69 16/Feb/09 TR O/S
joe bailey 03/Feb/09 TR
with Dave Roddis
afrouk ??/2009 -
Hidden 12/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
PeteH 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Moxon
Hidden 18/Sep/08 TR O/S
andi turner 20/Aug/08 2nd
with Mark Sharratt
Hidden 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
themax16 ?/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/08 TR dog
jiles 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Alex Winter
Rob Davies ?/Jul/08 TR

Seems worrying enough even with a TR!

Alex Winter 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd
tlmarjot 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
hookface 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with raz
The Bad Cough ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Jon Read 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Martin Boysen
nige ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
steve mee 18/Sep/07 TR
jandyd05 13/Sep/07 TR rpt

Return to a great climb - a bit easier this time with prior knowledge but did it in the near darkness !

with Ian Warren
Hidden 04/Sep/07 TR rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/07 TR dnf
Hidden 22/Aug/07 TR O/S
adam06 22/Aug/07 TR
tommakin ?/Aug/07 TR O/S
with James Maxwell
themax16 ?/Aug/07 TR RP
Tom Eagle ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Scary at top but great climb

with Nick Owen
Wils 16/Nov/06 Lead O/S

1st lead...very fun!

with Chris Addinsel
jandyd05 20/Sep/06 TR O/S

Wow ! My hardest climb a real feeling of exposure on the traverse & move up. most of our climbs at Helsby are top roped due to sandstone.

with Ian Warren
Tommy G ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Amazing climbing

Si dH 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
MeMeMe 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 17/Jul/06 TR O/S
Mark Collins 14/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Cook
John Marsland 03/May/06 TR
Jamie Light 22/Apr/06 TR dnf
Hidden 22/Apr/06 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
wirralclimber1984 ?/Jul/05 TR O/S
with Dan Parker, Matty Harrison, Jerry Lewis
Mike Parker ?/Aug/04 TR
phardman 05/Jun/04 TR
with Teresa
John Marsland 19/May/04 TR
Hidden ??/2004 Lead rpt
Rob Davies ?/Oct/03 TR
with Les Goram
jimshrimp 20/Jul/03 TR
matt0759 ??/2003 TR
matty harrison ??/2003 TR
Hidden ??/2002 TR O/S
Peakology ??/2002 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Dom Rich Sarah
nige ?/Jun/01 Lead
with mark hounslea
Just Another Dave ??/2001 Lead O/S

Had no idea how far you're meant to traverse before searching for those elusive finger holds to mantel... I went at least twice as far, risking a ground-sweeping pendulum! Eventually gave myself a talking-to and padded back to find the spot. Phew!

with cathy?
Tim W 11/Sep/00 TR
Mark Riley ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Stuart Greenall
Roget 16/May/99 Lead rpt
with jon
Hidden ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Neil Conway ??/1997 TR O/S
John Marsland 10/Aug/94 TR
whispering nic ?/Aug/94 -
with Kat
Roget 29/Jun/90 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 15/Jun/80 TR
Hidden ??/1980 TR
Rob Davies 02/Aug/76 TR
with John Davies
Ian Jones ??/1975 -
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John
Ian Jones ??/1974 TR O/S
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John
lump'o'lead ??/1970 -
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