Rockfax Description
A awkward groove in the right-hand wall of Central Buttress which is tricky to start and (a bit) easier above. A direct finish up the wall and crack above the final ledge is VS 5a. © Rockfax

FA. Henry Bishop 1913

Rebecca North 06/Jun Lead dnf

Completed crux move eventually but to scared to continue. Guidebook had it down as a VDiff

with Ciara
JonathanJones 17/May Lead O/S
with JK
jshields 15/Apr Lead
Robin Nichols 05/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Rhys_Alun 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Morrison
derekwwl 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Russ 10/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Tough start, quite easy rest, tried 5a exit, but the exit holds seemed to slope (warm temperatures)

with sarah brookes
Sarah Brookes 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 24/Jul/14 2nd

Managed to slab over the first block onto a massive thorn which embeded deeply in my finger tip. Be wary of the foliage.

with Ben Moss
climbercrab 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

very fun lead the crux is at the start but protected

Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Graeme Hammond 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Mike Soulby 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Ali Mortazavi 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Scott, Rita
razzorbuzz 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
mcrockett 05/May/14 2nd O/S
scott.hill 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Solo
waldenmatt 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Brian M
Theeni 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 06/May/13 Lead O/S
papalazarou 18/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Lovely crack! Nice width for really positive hand jamming, which I need to practice.

rockman 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
timcedwards 13/Sep/12 2nd
dannyevos 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S

I did not climb this elbow lig bolloxed

with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Steve Swanborough 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
csh.1000 16/May/12 TR O/S

Finished on the 5a option

with Jamie, Dean
Hidden 16/May/12 Lead O/S
matthewpjgrant 03/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Simon Durbage
lewiz 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S


mishtu 04/Sep/11 2nd
with lewiz
I George 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jolyon.cohen 19/Jul/11 2nd
with Charlotte Redit, Kate Webster
John Lewis 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Maureen
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd dog
spragglerocks 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Finished up the crack and reachy wall for the 5a finish - Reachy!

with Bruce LMC
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Steve Palmer 05/May/11 Lead O/S

A bit of broken glass about at the bottom.

with Brian K
lewisg 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Nat
papalazarou 22/Apr/11 Solo O/S
danny3007 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
migs493 22/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
doomer ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
bobbarnes00 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Large
Climber1806 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Nice route, lost of rest spots!

with Mark Bennett
Chewie 23/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd
hellboundblr 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Danny Smudge
Ander ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Jimb0
Jimb0 ?/Aug/09 2nd
with Ander
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
monkey1 ??/2009 Lead

Damp and green even on a nice dry day. Tricky start felt loads harder than Vdiff

Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
jonathan watt 24/Nov/08 Lead
PanzerHanzler 27/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Very nice route with some good/pleasant moves

popebenedictus 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Totally awkward

Powder Puff Girl 27/Aug/07 2nd RP
with Ben H
Pilch 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ed
EdShep 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
lenn1346 14/May/07 Lead O/S
with Colin L
devonjester 14/May/07 2nd O/S
mic_b 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Cotswold Steve cut his knees to ribbons. Funny.

with Cotswold Steve
SuperstarDJ 06/Jun/06 Lead β

First piece of gear left in from Jamie's attempt but pulled rope through for 'cleaner' ascent. Tricky start, but left less skin behind than last week's effort. I may have gone 'off route' onto blind man's buttress at one point. Not as straightforward a route as it looked, the gear's generally by your feet for the more difficult moves, rather than higher (this makes it more scary for crap climbers!). Horrible belly flop/wriggle with stuck knee at the top crack/slab. Very inelegant!

mungo 06/Jun/06 2nd β

A tough route,espcially in the dark.. Quite balancy on the main slab and the sencond crux move over the sencond bulge was a nightmare belly flop leg jam type of move .... Good lead for David.

Alfredo ?/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/04 TR
DerwentDiluted 02/May/02 Solo
Roget 24/Aug/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 16/Jul/88 Solo
tapley 25/Sep/87 Lead
with Alison Tapley
charlesmfrench 12/Sep/83 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 22/Nov/80 Lead

'Absurdly undergraded for H.Diff., especially in the wet conditions. Z took 40 minutes on the first ten feet!'

with Zsybshek Kotowicz
paul59 10/Jun/80 2nd
with Paul Kirk
mikej 24/Mar/71 Solo
mikej 24/Mar/71 Solo
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