Rockfax Description
14m. The flake leads to ledges, move right to the carved letters DC and a step up and left to another ledge. Finish up the steep crack to a shrubby exit. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

Hidden 17/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug Lead rpt
martintom 11/Aug 2nd
with David Summerskill
Hidden 10/Jul Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jun Lead β
Hidden 07/May 2nd
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jan Lead O/S
swindley ??/2015 -
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Matt
johnrich 23/Jun/14 TR
climbupflydown 15/Jun/14 2nd
J Walker 09/Jun/14 TR
with Danny B
J Walker 09/Jun/14 TR
with Danny B
MikePen 27/May/14 Lead O/S

A number 2 Friend would have been helpful towards the top.

with Katya
martintom 27/May/14 Lead
daveagriff 19/May/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Hossack
Hidden 23/Apr/14 2nd O/S
jemmaclimbs 13/Apr/14 Lead β
D.botts87 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Johnny W
J Walker 11/Apr/14 2nd
with Danny B
sarahjk ?/Apr/14 Lead
tjrukc ??/2014 -
gav 26/Aug/13 2nd β
with Ed, Mark
ejellard 26/Aug/13 Lead
with Gav
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Chris Nash 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 -
colinw 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

great first half climb, peppered by poor gear, poor rock, poor top out and unprotected traverse from second half!

Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 31/May/13 Solo O/S
Simonpeel 21/May/13 Lead O/S
Guyinsas 08/May/13 Lead O/S
fifth ??/2013 -
with Dave
howlingbaboon 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Scott
Mark Collins 27/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Arrived in a sleep deprived state, to a muggy and deserted Denham. Tip toed around endless dog turds to attempt this easy route only to be forced up a harder line to the left by a newly arrived team who started up Concave Wall and then traversed left into our route. Rope drag and some time later my second was unable to follow the harder and big swing potential of the new traverse back left. Lowered him to the ground, abbed down collecting the gear, and went to the pub. Best decision of the day!

with Delboy
Derek Robinson 27/Jun/12 2nd dnf

Thanks to another team stealing the top of the route (they started on Concave Wall), Mark had to make his own way up to a crappy, sappling-infested top-out.

jonwright 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Scary traverse with potential to deck, not much protection, loose top out - definitely zero stars

with peter
Andy Mathers 15/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Donald Kelly 12/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Sam PMC
sjbrook 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Exposed traverse with deck out potential for both lead and second.

Jacob Forshaw 08/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Alastair 27/May/12 2nd
with Jane Edwards
bgreen3761 24/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 -
erbridger 13/Nov/11 Lead
Jackspratt 11/Nov/11 Lead O/S

maybe more than one piece of gear after starting the traverse would have been more appropriate slightly dangerous

Mike Hood 06/Nov/11 Lead
adunlop ?/Nov/11 2nd O/S
matgorman 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
toby farnworth ?/Oct/11 -
monkeymark 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Josh
Martin Imms 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
norman hilton ?/Feb/11 -
joe.91 08/Sep/10 2nd O/S
ratm 08/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ayuplass 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with miles
jmarshall 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with ben knowles
Matt Bill Platypus 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Took the right hand exit after moving up to the left above the ledge, as didn't like the look of the gear (lack of) or the top out. Yes, wimp, I know!

with John ?
mick grim ??/2010 -
Albanian ??/2010 -
iainpowell ?/Dec/09 Lead
with Adam Clarkson
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
trish1968 17/Sep/09 2nd
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Trish
tmawer 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with John
PeteH 15/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Will not climb again, no protection for traverse and lack of placements for remainder of climb.

with John W
bbangbala 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
o g tim ?/Jul/09 Lead β
with jon vardy
Hidden 12/Jun/09 2nd
carl_123 05/Jun/09 Lead RP
with gino
andrewinglis 04/Jun/09 2nd
Sam Ash 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Docherty
carl_123 24/May/09 2nd
with freeman
jeffb 11/May/09 Lead O/S
with graham
Calder 11/May/09 2nd
with jeffb
conboy93 ?/May/09 Lead
nia 26/Apr/09 -
Josh Hoyle 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
kennypkuk 20/Jun/08 2nd
with Brian Leonard
kjbix 15/Jun/08 Lead
lancashirelass 15/Jun/08 2nd
with kjbix
bigglesbutcha 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Rich Bostock
Olivia Ferrari ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
TonyP 21/May/08 Lead O/S
with KENNY
wheelo 06/May/08 Lead
with pete
Hidden 17/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/08 2nd O/S
slarty 15/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Belay set-up improving.

with FMC?
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
mozza1234 09/Mar/08 2nd rpt

The ledge is a nervous moment. Was clipped into a pitton under the DC letters but was a lot of rope between myself and that clip. Wouldn't have liked to lead it!

with Dave Tibbits
stev1da ??/2008 -
samking251 ??/2008 -
MartF ??/2008 Lead
Mark Wilson23 14/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Taffa 01/May/07 Lead O/S
with Rick Ginns
joebo ??/2007 -
jsw1 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Susan Crawshaw
kitch01 ?/Aug/06 TR O/S
with terry webb
Hidden 28/Jul/06 TR O/S
Howard J 06/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Trobbo 04/May/06 Lead
with darren hartley
Mark Collins 22/Apr/06 2nd
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 22/Apr/06 Lead

Loose top out a long way above the gear. Was also having a real battle with rope drag - a frightening experience. Double ropes recommended. The traverse along the ledge is also quite scary with groundfall potential.

with Mark Collins
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Howard J 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Helen Severn
Mark Collins 19/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Trobbo 05/May/03 2nd
with darren hartley
eccyamigo 05/May/03 Lead O/S
with steve burrows
cjphillips ?/May/03 Lead
Neil Conway ??/2001 Lead O/S
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/95 2nd
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Hidden 21/May/91 Lead
John Southworth ?/Jul/90 Solo
Hidden 01/May/88 TR
Hidden 01/May/87 Lead
goi.ashmore 16/Aug/86 Solo β
Hammy 05/Feb/78 Solo
oldmanofmow ?/May/77 Lead

Caper Montis meet

Hammy 13/Feb/77 Solo
Hidden ??/1972 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/70 AltLd O/S
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