Rockfax Description
16m. Follow the 'giant's staircase' up and left to a mighty tree by awkward moves between good resting ledges. Never as easy as it looks, but always on good holds. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
***03/08/12 - The large block on the traverse has been tumbled by someone. There is still a fair amount of loose rock/soil around. Route now feels more like an HVD or Severe. 3c/4a ish.***

FA. Terry Wyatt early 1970s 1972

Hidden 21/Nov Lead O/S
radddogg 06/Nov 2nd O/S

In the pouring rain

with Tom Richards
Hidden 02/Aug Lead
AnneMarie 24/Jun Lead O/S
with Barrie, Stephanie
trwolfe13 20/Jun 2nd O/S

Nice climb. Was tipping down with rain and rather wet, despite the protection. Still enjoyed.

with Alex Peacock
millingtonl551 30/May Lead O/S

great route for a newbie to learn on.-its the only one in the crag tho!

angus 22/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
snowfluke ??/2015 2nd O/S
with dave keogh
Tenntenntuihn ??/2015 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
amccann 15/Nov/14 Solo rpt
TomCooksey 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
stevo smith 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton, Pam
Sol Armer 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
sus 28/May/14 Lead O/S
JdotP 12/May/14 Lead rpt
with Stanislav Huska
Stoff 04/May/14 Lead O/S

Peter's first Abseil !

androidmuncher ?/May/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/14 Lead
Asleep in the backs 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S

First proper ab off a route and via a tree to boot, nice test for the fear of heights/falling!

with Liz and/or Dave
turbojames 02/Mar/14 Lead
with andy gardner
Matt_C9716 02/Mar/14 Lead O/S
stacey73 ?/Mar/14 2nd
with Emma
matt.stevenson 07/Dec/13 2nd O/S
JenRoberts 22/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Lee
bullybones 11/Oct/13 2nd
with Neil
BTphonehome 11/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 11/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Bram
leeoftroy ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Soaking wet, kinda made it more fun.

winston22 16/Sep/13 -

lots of faffing - first lead no worries, took a while to realise that you need to abb down off the tree.

MichJ 24/Aug/13 2nd
with Joel Pither, Pauline Bloxham
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/13 Lead β
Prof. Outdoors 03/Aug/13 Lead

After a hasty retreat from a very wet Castle Naze.

with Mike P
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Solo O/S
mr_drains 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Solo O/S
NIcola Schmitt 12/Jun/13 2nd dog

Very well.

Hidden 08/May/13 Lead O/S
mr_drains 01/May/13 Lead O/S

Nice route. Guide has it right - interesting moves between good ledges

with Rookey
jameselee85 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona Norrie
MischaHY 16/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Easy climbing with good gear, great for beginners to trad and to solo for a warm up or a quick route to the top.

anaesthetic 15/Apr/13 2nd
with Rich, Jules
jules699 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Bisteris 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
OliBangbala 14/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Soloed in the rain with a harness on so i could Ab back down someone elses line.. similar feeling to climbing some steps to get to a slide, very fun :)

Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
fredallingham 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

First Lead. BOOOM

Hidden 10/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Bencootes ??/2013 Lead RP
Jules Lane 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Mynydd Juan
Juan Ruiz 10/Oct/12 Lead
with Jules Lane
Jake Young 09/Jul/12 Solo O/S


R2B 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
catie 04/Jul/12 -
Kendrick 02/Jul/12 2nd

Backed off and let Paul do it. Looked loose and crumbly to me

with Mr Hobbs
Hidden 07/Jun/12 2nd
amccann 07/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
MJP 05/May/12 Lead

Nice holds, traversing line. Abseil off large tree

gw3285 15/Apr/12 Lead
JonF 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 18/Feb/12 Solo
hoggy90 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
teamrob 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Shankie
teamrob 21/Jan/12 2nd rpt
with Shankie
James Oakes 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Ike Walker
mike.rigby ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead β
sputnik 19/Nov/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/11 Lead
Jonny Nick 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Piece of piss, done as a warm up!

sputnik 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Leander
petellis 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

After backing off the HVS

Hidden 29/May/11 2nd
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead
Zygoticgema 15/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Karlh & Bambi
KarlH 15/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S
ImogenJones 01/Mar/11 2nd O/S
PeteH 20/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/11 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/11 TR
andy_e 13/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tom Lee-Field 19/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Gaz
bavarianGaz 19/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Tom
Hidden 14/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
staceated 16/Aug/10 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Bumblebee Biggs 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 10/Jun/10 2nd O/S

enjoyable romp up big holds

with Nick
Nick1812P 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
R8JimBob88 12/May/10 Solo rpt

Solo'd several times. An easy way to the top of the crag.

jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo O/S
R8JimBob88 09/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
Ketu 27/Feb/10 2nd rpt
andy_e 06/Feb/10 2nd O/S
JoshJLewis ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Solo O/S
frume 06/Nov/09 Solo O/S
bavarianGaz 24/Oct/09 Lead
with Dan
Hidden 09/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/09 2nd
PhilfromPoynton 30/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb good holds

with Julie Cunningham
bavarianGaz 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Steve J P 12/Aug/09 2nd
with BW
Jon Dittman 12/Aug/09 Lead
Bernie Wylde 12/Aug/09 Lead
Leo Woodhead 09/Aug/09 Solo
Brown 19/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with John
willoates ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Access to the top of the crag

Peakpdr 28/Jun/09 Solo
with none
andrusht84 10/Jun/09 2nd
with dan masterman
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd rpt
Jen80 03/Apr/09 2nd

seconded in trainers. Worth it for the abseil off!

with Cooper
hcooper 02/Apr/09 Lead
with Kate Fuller
Hidden 02/Apr/09 Solo O/S
A Downing 08/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Damian Lawson, Tom Parott
Daymo 08/Mar/09 Lead
tomparrott 08/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd
victim of mathematics 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Marq
Marq 21/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Stig 05/Jun/08 Solo O/S

In descent.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Pete Horn 09/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Pythonist 10/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 01/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Gemma Fisher
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
hcooper 22/May/07 Lead
LakesWinter 12/May/07 Lead

It was wet and windy but lots of fun

with Gustav and Chris
Gustav 12/May/07 Lead O/S

In the wet!

with Matt G and Chris
davek 06/May/07 Solo O/S
JdotP 25/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Tom Bishop, Bike Bore
skittles ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Was my 1st lead and it had to be when it was raining :( but as it was under a bridge i was able to do it, but only the 1st half of the climb was under the bridge and the rest was quite wet so was a bit dodgy but i still managed it 1st tym with out falling off :)

with John Bishop, Rhian Blades
Hidden 22/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
JdotP 10/May/06 Lead rpt
with Tom Brookes, Stuart Bury
LAW 07/Apr/06 Lead RP

Loads of good protection opportunities... nice refresher. Felt very comfortable. Most difficult part was trying not to get my shoes muddy at the mantle start on a wet April day!

with Ross S
leerthorp ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with kathryn
jrk2673 ??/2006 Lead
cem 06/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with James Gill, Graham Dolman
JdotP 23/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Jonny Marsh
DerwentDiluted 21/Jul/05 Solo
Mark Collins 03/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 03/Apr/05 2nd
with Mark Collins
Hidden ??/2005 Solo
Simon Caldwell 10/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with Carmen
Outdoorfun37 04/Jun/04 Lead
with Spitz
Hidden 15/Mar/04 Lead
Mark A Humphries 17/Aug/03 Solo O/S
with Fiend
Laramadness 21/Apr/03 Solo
rocktigger ??/2003 Solo O/S

Very early solo on way back from dropping off at robin hood airport. Sorry for whoevers garden it is at the top I didn't fancy the down climb.

John Eley ?/Mar/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 20/May/00 2nd rpt


with Taylor
adamwesthead 15/Apr/00 Lead O/S


with Taylor
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
uphillnow 10/May/99 Solo
skygodley 25/May/98 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/1998 Lead
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
Roget 20/Jan/91 Solo O/S
Nick Rundall ??/1990 -
Chris Terrey ?/Nov/79 Solo
Hidden 04/Feb/78 Solo
Hidden 09/Oct/77 Solo
Hidden 09/Oct/77 Solo O/S
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