Rockfax Description
14m. The clean crack left of the arete is approached up ledges and gives a couple of steep moves to easy ground. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

MikeW83 23/May TR dnf
ChrisGreen 23/May TR rpt
with Mike W
Matt Harmon 08/May Lead O/S

Only two hard moves really but they are a bit odd and took a while to figure out, glad I had good gear in early

Sarah Roscoe 08/May 2nd
MartF 03/May 2nd
with Ash
sprout3099 03/May -
with Freeman
MusicalMountaineer 08/Apr Lead O/S

2 hard, steep, well protected moves, and it's all over!

richshark 01/Apr Lead β

Nervous climbing past the gear on wet, crumbly rock after a mornings ran and cold conditions made it feel like hvs. Rapped down to avoid the muddy path.

with tommo
JenShelley 17/Mar Lead
with George
Hidden 23/Dec/15 Lead O/S
robhunt 25/Jun/15 Lead
with Ellie
Martin Davies 28/May/15 Solo rpt

Excellent climb, last move is the crux with smeary foot holds but massive hand holds - gave me something to think about at the top!

Hidden 24/May/15 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 10/May/15 Lead
with Colin Hutton
Hidden 15/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Nov/14 2nd
Martin Davies 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Really nice climb

Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
David Kay 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Waddle
Hidden 07/Aug/14 2nd
noemie5438 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Marieke
tmawer 25/Jul/14 2nd
with Bram
BTphonehome 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tony
martintom 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
BigTone 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
sarahjk ?/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 TR
Hidden 30/May/14 TR O/S
chris74 27/May/14 Lead rpt
with Mike. s
daveagriff 19/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Hossack
bantamdave 06/May/14 Lead dog
with Simon
bennidavies90 09/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/14 Lead O/S
will_benfold 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Hester
stevorobs3 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
leeoftroy ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
BAZIL 12/Oct/13 Lead

very committing @ the top, ballsy but great climbing.

with paul haunch, wayne standish
Dave Richards 05/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Chris74
chris74 05/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Tom, Donald, Dave
spidey 04/Sep/13 2nd
with Phil buckle
ChrisGreen 19/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Tough moves near the top, get some high gear in before committing to them.

Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd
pete40 01/Aug/13 Lead
domhowell 08/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Danny
Billy 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Chris Nash 05/Jul/13 Lead dog

Fell on the crux. Very dirty on the top moves making the top holds dusty and difficult.

Hidden 30/Jun/13 -
RagingSphere 21/Jun/13 Lead dog

I need to grow some balls

ChrisGreen 06/Jun/13 TR rpt
with John W
TallPaulT 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rhian Kenny 04/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
Matt Rowat 23/May/13 Lead O/S
with Fran
Amazoniangirl 22/May/13 2nd
with Ben Green
Danny Crump 22/May/13 Lead
with Richard Vaughan
Simonpeel 21/May/13 2nd dog
bgreen3761 21/May/13 Lead O/S
Martin Imms 08/May/13 Lead β
Hidden ?/Apr/13 TR
droberts 19/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
Paul Tanner 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Good climbing, took a while to figure out a crux as I was a bit too short to get the good jam, was a bit spicy butgood fun in the end

Dave Richards 06/Sep/12 Lead dog

Spent ages working out the crux, almost falling and resting. When finally commiting to the moves, it didn't feel half as bad as I thought it would. Damn!

with sjbrook
sjbrook 06/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Had to rest on rope to remove gear that Dave had "rested" on!

with Dave Richards, PMC
Russ_Critchley 16/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Tried 2 asents, got stuck in the crack at the end very dirty, i was moving more onto the arete instead of laying back in the crack.

Russ_Critchley 16/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Martin Imms 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
climbupflydown 22/Jul/12 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 12/Jul/12 TR
Chris1234H 07/Jul/12 Lead

Great gear placements.

Samjharding95 07/Jul/12 2nd

Good climb! Scary top though

Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd
Derek Robinson 12/Jun/12 2nd dnf
Mark Collins 12/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Delboy
gb05 28/May/12 2nd O/S
pffft 28/May/12 Lead dog

A bit steeper than I am used to on the crack section, had a faff with gear and lost my ability to think. After getting pumped sat on rope. Technique went out window after finally committing. Next time. Very hard for VS which the guide book gives.

with Jojo Mills
sjbrook 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Guide book gives it vs 4c but feels harder than that, sustained crux on finger jams. First lead in my new boots.

Dave Richards 24/Apr/12 2nd dnf
with sjbrook
efrance24234 23/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Matt Harle 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 29/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Tricky little route, Rob had to rest on gear.

with rob hunt
erbridger 13/Nov/11 2nd
Jackspratt 11/Nov/11 Lead O/S

interesting move into the bottom of the crack gnarly committing finger lock move!

adunlop 11/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Becky E 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
freemanTom 29/Jul/11 Lead dog

Took rest after getting pumped out not using the arete despite guidebook and local guy saying to use it.

with Richard Henton
jonwright 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Hard move near the top - managed to get up, zero points for style

with peter
Ian-WE 11/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Damo
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead β
RagingSphere 13/Jun/11 2nd rpt
sgl 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jess, Burkey, Susie
happy_c 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead
Hidden 24/May/11 2nd
augustus trout 11/May/11 Lead dnf
with Dave Dillon
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/May/11 2nd β
skinnysomething ?/May/11 -

Note to self: watch those feeties.

RagingSphere 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Andrew RC
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
norman hilton ?/Apr/11 -
bbangbala 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Greenham
bigglesbutcha 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
petegunn 25/Feb/11 2nd
with Davina
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Lead dog
escalade ??/2011 -
Willie Eckerslike ??/2011 -
Hidden 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
JYates 10/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Chris Wilson
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
JYates 26/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Will Hardy
Hidden 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ratm 08/Sep/10 2nd β
chris74 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Used arete with right hand and crack with left at the crux...i can`t be the 1st i`m sure (i`m curious to know if this lowers the grade and/or is this classed as going off route? only my 1st trad season) i`ll use anything apart from pulling on gear

with s. a
hellboundblr 08/Aug/10 Lead
ggflett 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
roryifinlay 04/Aug/10 2nd
with Charlie Boscoe
stevepotter 01/Aug/10 2nd
with ken
RagingSphere 23/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Josh
jtjenkins 23/Jun/10 Lead
wilkie14c 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Dave Clarke
RagingSphere 17/May/10 TR O/S
Leo Woodhead 16/May/10 2nd β
with Barney Woodhead
Hidden ?/May/10 -
Hidden ?/May/10 TR RP
richorme 06/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Got halfway up but got pumped placing the gear and then didn't have the umpf to go for the finger jam move

with Bill Watson
JWB 05/Mar/10 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 05/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Simon Bostock 05/Mar/10 TR O/S
Albanian ??/2010 -
Steeve ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/09 TR
Kaiser999 12/Aug/09 Lead
with Lee Unsworth
Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead dog
ChrisGreen 09/Jul/09 2nd rpt

Plenty protection but tough last move.

with John W
kevin 08/Jul/09 Lead
with chris
o g tim ?/Jul/09 2nd
with jon vardy
Rob Davies 07/Jun/09 Lead

Worthwhile - VS 5a

with Phil Ashton
mozza1234 02/Jun/09 2nd dog

Tough climb.

with dti
Diggler 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with craig
peewee2008 31/May/09 Lead
andrewinglis 31/May/09 2nd
Calder 23/May/09 Lead rpt
@ndy 23/May/09 2nd
with calder
rockrat 16/May/09 TR dog

Cleaned the route after taking a lead fall at the crux.

with Tony Morgan
rockrat 16/May/09 Lead dnf

Fell backing off from the crux.

with Tony Morgan
carl_123 13/May/09 2nd

didnt enjoy the thin layer of moss

with bob
jeffb 11/May/09 2nd dog
with graham
Calder 11/May/09 Lead dog

Hand slipped off hold at the bottom of the crack (that's my excuse, anyway). :(

with jeffb
conboy93 ?/May/09 Lead
richorme 18/Apr/09 2nd dog
with Wendy Potts
kevin 24/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
wheelo 24/Jun/08 Lead
with pete
dicky79 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Nicola
TonyP 21/May/08 2nd
with KENNY
John Postlethwaite 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with liam
Rampikino 07/May/08 Lead

Short and sharp.

with Cat
mozza1234 29/Apr/08 TR O/S

Not a bad start then i bit tougher at the crux

with Dave Tibbits
Hidden 29/Apr/08 Lead β
Mr Tea 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

A nice route with enjoyable moves at the crux. I'd say maybe on the high end of VS.

with Greg
Fred Sergeant 24/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Robert Jackson
w4llnut5 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S

I don't think this is a VS 4c, it certainly felt harder. Maybe 5a or possibly HVS 4b/c

with Andy Heggenbotham & Stuart Porter
leewam121 08/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Leigh De Vine
kjbix 03/Mar/08 Lead
tomB 19/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Tim Griffin
Frodillicus 14/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Cross & Mike Anthony
samking251 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Shad ??/2008 Lead
Mark Wilson23 14/Sep/07 2nd O/S
adec73 22/Aug/07 Lead dnf
with tom benfield
hardoreVdiffBen 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Owen Pearce
steven 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Holden
jcurley 23/Jun/07 2nd
with Harry
Hidden 06/May/07 Solo rpt
kevin 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with steve
rick1fugazi 19/Apr/07 2nd RP

Not very dogged. Just hung around briefly to check out how to get past the crux. Note to self Big foothold with chalk all over it

with Simon Holden
samking251 ??/2007 -
Davey Ball ??/2007 2nd
with Nick Hepburn
kitch01 26/Sep/06 Lead O/S

TR 95 LD 95 SO95 TR07

with terry webb
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Jul/06 TR dog
George Ormerod 11/Jul/06 Lead O/S

The difficulties are short and well protected.

with Roger
Hidden 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Carmen and Rob
lithos 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Simon C
robman 09/May/06 2nd O/S
with Tim
AMarchant 08/Feb/06 Lead O/S

First ever lead outdoors, scary but awesome fun!!!

with Rob Park
Hidden ??/2006 -
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??/2006 Lead
thegavster ??/2006 TR O/S
with Joe O'Keefe
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2006 2nd O/S
with SteveOc
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
Lord of Starkness ?/Aug/05 Lead

Faffed around for ages below the crux before committing -- but that's normal for me anyway

with Netsrik
Trobbo 26/Mar/05 Lead
with mark humphries
Mark A Humphries 26/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Mark Collins 12/Sep/04 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 21/Jul/03 TR O/S
with John C
eccyamigo 17/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with martin knight
cjphillips ?/May/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Neil Conway ??/2001 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 17/Aug/00 -
with Joanna, Ray Hughes, MT
Trobbo 30/Mar/00 2nd
with martin dale
jsw1 15/Sep/99 2nd O/S
csw 22/Aug/99 -
Hidden ?/Jul/99 2nd O/S
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/95 Lead
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Martin Bennett 19/Sep/93 -
with Gary ?, Lee Chapman
Martin Bennett 18/Sep/93 -
with Gary ?, Lee Chapman
Mick King 27/Jun/91 Lead
with Mark Lavender
mattnuttall ?/Sep/89 Lead
with Alan Holden
Mick King 28/Jul/89 TR
with Paul "Doc" Lishman
Mick King 25/Mar/89 TR
with Mark Lester, Paul "Doc" Lishman
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1972 AltLd
Hidden 13/Apr/70 Lead O/S
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