Rockfax Description
The once-pegged crack is a classic pumpy pitch. It can be soloed by the talented and led by the merely good. © Rockfax

FA. Rick Newcombe & Geoff Ashton, 1960s 1965

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 cracks to Squamish.

Daz8477 17/Aug TR RP

self-lining.Off first time as the crack was slimy!, would be much easier and a good lead or solo if clean.

with Shunt
FreddieSmith 16/Jul Solo RP
A Crook 16/Jun TR rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/14 TR rpt
shebee ?/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden 03/Jun/14 2nd
A Crook 06/May/14 TR rpt
Jay-Ast 06/Jun/13 Solo RP
with Rosyk
Pooley ??/2013 TR RP

Self belayed, did it after three goes. I'd tried it on a top rope early in the year, I'd only been climbing a couple of months and could barely get off the ground.

switch 26/Jul/12 Solo O/S

very slimy but still good

Jay-Ast 31/Jul/11 Lead RP
Jay-Ast 28/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/11 2nd dog
dread-i 14/Jun/11 TR dog

One rest due to slime

with dave m.
Christopher Hunter 23/May/11 TR dog

First crack climb, awesome climb going to clean on my next attempt !

NeilGriffiths 11/Jul/10 Lead
with Adam
A Crook 11/Jul/10 2nd
paulthebongoman 10/Mar/10 -
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR β
Hidden 02/Jul/09 TR dnf
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/08 TR
leopet ?/May/08 TR O/S
with Tom
Tom Eagle 19/Apr/08 TR RP

climbed clean using shunt. crack wet in places.

Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
tomvet2b ??/2008 Lead RP

Pre placed the gear so not a true lead, but a great climb never the less.

with Ollie Padget
Hugo First ??/2008 -
Jamie Light 20/Apr/07 TR rpt
with Phil Baker/Derek Hull
Jamie Light 05/Apr/07 TR rpt
Jamie Light 07/Jun/06 TR RP
with Phil Baker/Derek Hull
Will Hunt 01/Jun/06 TR RP

Got it clean. nice and easy when its dry.

with Nick Bird
John Marsland 24/May/06 TR
Will Hunt 18/Apr/06 TR dog

Looks easy from the bottom but just couldnt do it onisight. I think the algae preventing jamming and the greeness of the wall preventing smearing had something to do with it. We shall see in the summer.

Hidden ??/2006 -
stuc ??/2006 2nd
with mackie
ArnaudG ??/2006 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/05 TR O/S
Richard Hession 10/Jul/05 TR O/S

Fantastic line and can't wait to lead it when it dries up a bit :)

with Phil Corf
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Sent x
Ben1983 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Swirly ??/2005 TR dog
with Nick Barrowclough
Dom Whillans ??/2005 TR
nicholas Barrowclough ?/May/04 Lead
cjphillips 19/Aug/03 TR
Carl Smethurst ??/2003 Lead dog
with Gareth Mayhead
Rob Davies 19/May/02 TR dog


Hidden ??/2000 TR O/S
John Marsland 07/Jul/99 TR
Roget 27/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with jon
frost ??/1995 -
Johnny Rowland 20/May/94 TR
whispering nic ?/May/92 Solo
with Graham Iles
Hidden ?/Jul/91 Lead β
Rob Davies 29/May/91 TR
nige ??/1990 Lead O/S
with sven rowan
mik1miller ??/1989 Solo
with derek johnson
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/88 -
Hidden ?/Jun/88 TR
Hidden 28/May/87 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/82 -
Hammy 01/May/81 TR
with Pete Smith
Hammy 13/Jun/80 TR
with Rob Lawson
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hammy 03/Jul/79 Solo
Hammy 28/Apr/79 Solo
Hammy 04/Mar/79 Solo
Hammy 11/Jul/78 Solo
Mike Owen ??/1978 Solo
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, MatthewH, Hidden, Hidden, mike_clayton, stemill, Hidden, gwedgwood, Will Jung, Tom Eagle
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