16m Climb through a notch in the overhang then continue up the front of the buttress to a ledge. Above this the climbing is steeper, harder and bolder. © Rockfax
FA. late 1950s 1957
Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Paul Hy||17/Sep||Lead O/S||
Wearing adidas terrex approach shoes went fine seconding.
Ania, Zoe Pickering
Zoe Pickering, Pixie-SshAndy
Jen - PCC
Mike Irwin, Tony Fidler
Mike Irwing, John Shields
|rob 528||??/2015||Lead O/S|
|Andrew Abraham||26/Oct/14||2nd rpt||
The second part was really intimidating without any good handholds; Andy very helpfully pointed out some nice footholds. Kinda rolled up to the top at the end...
After much investigation within the undergrowth, two pleasing jug holds arelocated, enabling a graunchy and exciting pull on to the start of this fine adventure. Completing the rockover with a large heather plant caressing ones face adds to the excitement and makes the arrival at 'heather gully' all the more welcome. Here, easy climbing give plenty opportunity to observe the many species of plant and animal life residing within the route. At this time of year many different caterpillars adorn the foliage meaning that one is never short of something to take ones mind of the frankly dreadful climbing at this point. After 12 metres a rock climb appears as if from nowhere, and the foliage parts to give way to a somewhat elevated boulder problem. Delightful and balancy climbing leads to the top of the route, but sadly it is all over too soon and leaves one wishing that the whole route had been like that. 3 stars. Classic.
The bottom section is a scramble, though the heather gulley that frames the climb invites you up. There's not much gear for the top section but the moves are all there and not so bad.
should have took a trowel! top slab was thin. very enjoyable though.
|Matt Harmon||30/Mar/14||Lead O/S|
|Melanie Parkin||27/Sep/13||Lead rpt|
|Melanie Parkin||27/Sep/13||2nd O/S|
Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
dave (Amy's dad)
Shame it's not all like the top bit
|Steve J P||20/May/12||2nd|
Nice overhang with bad-ass heel hook at start and bold finish :)
Cool overhang at the start, easy through the undergrowth and then a bold technical finish.
A tricky beginning wiht the overhang. then a breeze right up to the end part which was very difficult for me.
|Different Steve||16/Jul/11||Lead dog||
Oops. Minor whipper taken off of damp holds on the upper slab.
Jeremy, Eddie Webster
First lead of the trip.
Dean, Rob H
The top section definitely makes the climb worthwhile
|Gary A S||17/Apr/11||2nd O/S||
heathery at the bottom, commiting top out
Kev lead followed by Mark then me, nice delicate moves over the head wall.
Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
|cooper leek||10/Oct/09||2nd O/S||
|Andy Clarke||18/Sep/09||Lead O/S||
|Russell Lovett||23/Aug/09||2nd O/S||
|Happy Wanderer||02/Aug/09||Lead O/S||
|Peter Drake||14/Mar/09||Lead O/S|
|Ewan Russell||14/Mar/09||2nd O/S|
Did not complete the crux due to position of pulley. I think probably 4a moves on the top slab as crux was last move
good moves at the top, poor gear, but apparently i missed a good cam placement, which would have protected the crux
Helen Lambert, James Moore
No way is that final slab 4b! More like 5a & no gear
Dodged the top slab by moving round to left arete then back right
|Simon Caldwell||18/Oct/03||Lead O/S|
Neil, Karen B, Bruce M
|D Berry||21/Jul/02||Lead rpt||
Jon n Clare
|D Berry||27/Aug/00||Lead O/S||
|Le Chevalier Mal Fet||?/Jul/96||Lead|
|Scott McRae||15/May/93||Lead β||
worth a star at least
|Scott McRae||?/Jun/92||Lead O/S||
Delicate and exciting finish indeed!