Rockfax Description
14m. Climb the well-travelled slab (tricky to start) to a ledge then tackle the well protected crack left of the final chimney. © Rockfax

alaster tonge 28/May Solo O/S
stevied01 ?/May Lead
with casey morrison
Potemkin 10/Apr Lead β

Seconded the climb behind John, then (finding my slab climbing wanting), skipped the slopey, bouldery and slightly hard-to-protect first half, and lead the second half. Found this challenging for my climbing style, but I was learning to lead on it! The section just below the top required some confidence as it was slightly exposed (for a beginner).

Jonny M 10/Apr Lead O/S
bigmrp 10/Apr 2nd
with JM
stevied01 03/Apr Lead

Lovely little arete to start, even if easy. The upper crack not hard, but guide illustration suggested a left and up at top. Went to far round the corner initially onto the slab. Nice.

with casey morrison
lewis_james84 02/Apr Lead O/S
with admcne
powelli 02/Apr Lead O/S
with Jon G
admcne 02/Apr 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 21/Nov/15 2nd O/S

Gloria's lead. Great effort!

with Gloria
Gloria 21/Nov/15 Lead

Fun to onsight, climbing in the first snowfall of the year. Conditions were topping out onto compacted snow. Hot aches, no feelings in limbs. Didn't even register my body on the slab as had no sensation left.

David(20) 21/Nov/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead
Kinge 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Rob
clairemathews 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Fiskavaig 12/Jul/15 TR
with Bill
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 09/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Laura
bantamdave 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Steve Shorrok
Steve Shorrock 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
dmowens44 10/Oct/14 Lead

With Ian Kemp

Paul Hy 22/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Lee W
lee1234 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
Margaret 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Climbing with Claire M

with PC
stvey 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Cope
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
John Holden 13/Sep/14 Lead
with Chris Lovewell, Helen Costelloe
timothycampbell138 06/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
markK6 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
buxtoncoffeelover 01/Jul/14 Solo
mrmoe17 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
paulerussell 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Catharine Morgan, Jason
dpiddock 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Alex Whittaker 14/Jun/14 Lead
Ceara 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Riley
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
Mr Tickle 21/May/14 Solo O/S
Sam Falconer 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ali Clark
Andrew Abraham 18/May/14 2nd rpt
with Chris Wallis, Paul Sherman
Davet02 17/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
ClareG 17/May/14 2nd O/S

In the guidebook as HVD?

Hidden 05/May/14 TR dog
Ursie 04/May/14 TR
Oliver Houston 03/May/14 2nd
with Sarah
sarahsuth 03/May/14 Lead O/S
samej 19/Apr/14 2nd
terri mc 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow
Matt_C9716 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
peteJ23 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
paulpitcher 16/Feb/14 Solo dnf
with Solo
Andy DJ 08/Sep/13 Lead
Otis 31/Aug/13 Lead
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 2nd
with Matthew Westwood
swoollock 27/Jul/13 Lead
cragant 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ipegg 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Blueso 01/Jul/13 2nd
with Anna
B4tgirl 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony
benny_m 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
scooba2cv 02/Jun/13 2nd β
mattgrange 01/Jun/13 Lead
John Eley ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
BB95 07/Apr/13 Lead
with Gavin Redfern
Paul Hy 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Andy S
andy.smythe 05/Apr/13 2nd
with Paul Hy
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
RachaelB 14/Oct/12 2nd
with Graham Knight
The Iain 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S

The start was tricky, slipped a couple of times before I finally got it.

Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
David Kay 04/Sep/12 2nd
Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with David K
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Babika 16/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Good variety of moves - slab at the bottom and steep jugs at the top. Enjoyable

with Kiwi Pete
lcullum7 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Lomax
solfreak 20/May/12 -

Top rope self belay

mmalbon 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Dave Lowndes, Simon
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
fatbuoybazza 04/Dec/11 Lead rpt

Bloody freezin..

scotty h 19/Nov/11 Lead dog

Green, and nice to have cams. Became sketchy when the fog rolled in and made the holds slippery.

with Edd Harris, Tim Nixon
Radical-G 15/Oct/11 Lead β


Adderbury Climber 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Kez
kez1 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with ian gunn
valentinesbabe 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/11 -
Tim Harper 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
J25 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Duncan Disorderly, Tim Harper
Hidden 28/Jul/11 -
Ali.B 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mes32 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead dog
DanT 21/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with James Moore
donkster ?/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Alfie, ki
culmclimberRob 01/May/11 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tom Harper 15/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
staceyjg 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
najki_2000 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S

nice climb

with Chris Rose
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
hairynortherner 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom, Andy
bavarianGaz 20/Mar/11 Lead
with Damian and Len
Daymo 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead
Chalky Cat 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Very green & hard to trust the grit at the momebt

with Dom
Peakology 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nasty and green for the grade

with cat
Ky ??/2011 -
with Donk
sleavesley 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S

nice climb to start the day, not too green either

with Nick Scott
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Good climbing, deserves a star despite the ledge.

with Andy
matthomas79 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

A great climb. The upper crack is well protected and offers some nice moves up to the finish.

with Nathan Hassell
Mark Salter 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
eonuk 27/Jun/10 Lead

Surprised this is HS. Felt like an S

with Wayne
ianslade 22/Jun/10 Lead β
with Dave
nr 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Solcambs 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Kelly D 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S

The slab at the start is really polished.

with dpmUK
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
lukebowman551 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Craig Shelley
gingerwolf 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with TomBond
bobpilgrem 24/May/10 2nd

Nic lead

with Bob/Nic
augustus trout 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

I agree this is not that hard (it is a nice climb though)

with Dave BuxtonMC
Rob Davies 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Phil Ashton, Neil Hyde
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 23/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Tom Lee-Field 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
Rick Ashton 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Richard McElligot
RichardMc 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Ashton
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
RCrockford 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Charlie
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 TR dog
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd O/S
mmalbon 31/May/09 Lead

I used the features on the arete to the right, not sure if this is cheating, but I don't really care :-) Very enjoyable, great little route.

with Mick
axeman 31/May/09 Lead O/S

nice climb soloed the first slab to the ledge

with schofield
dannyboy83 11/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
bobpilgrem 26/Apr/09 Lead β
with Bob/Tom
donkster 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
PaulGreenhead 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Kirsty 05/Apr/09 2nd
joe larner 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Seemed about VDiff.

Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
SteveM 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
rob wmc 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
snakebite 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Becki Blackshaw
sarah87 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Jones
Ben Hollands 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Wendy Anderson
fatbuoybazza 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

nice climbin, good gear, probly better if you remember your nuts too!!

with olivia
dashitboarder 15/Jun/08 2nd
with Dad
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
DanT 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jake Hickenbotham
mmalbon 10/May/08 TR

I've got this down as a HVDiff with no technical grade in my guide book (On Peak Rock). It is quite easy if you stick to the line described in the book, if you venture to the left you get on to Condor Slab which is definitely more technical (4b in the book).

with Mick, Simon and James
Neil Henson 08/May/08 Lead β

Seconded previously a few years ago

with Graham Robinson
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead
michael burrows 26/Apr/08 2nd
with colin
ColinD 26/Apr/08 Lead
saz_b 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S

nice rounded holds

with Jim
cooper leek ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with donk
Mike W 11/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Jonny M 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Adam Limer
Chris Harding ??/2008 TR O/S
with Ben & Wendy
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
chrisallan ??/2008 Lead O/S
tomboyle 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with simon boyle
rachelwheatcroft 30/Sep/07 Lead
with Jamie
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
edmitchell 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with kai ren
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 19/Jun/07 TR
with Bob/Nic
Andrew Abraham ?/Jun/07 -
Steve Banham 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Welsh Chris
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Mike W 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
AJ007 08/Oct/06 Solo
with Dan
dan gibson 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Retroman3 22/Jul/06 2nd
with Yan, Rachel, Steph
DerwentDiluted 24/Jun/06 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Col Allott 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
MazElden ??/2006 -
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
AngelaC 29/Aug/05 Lead
Rampikino 29/Jul/05 Lead
with Claire Rollason
Si dH 22/May/05 Lead O/S
with James
Bob M 01/May/05 Lead
with Chris Bristow
leonjones 30/Apr/05 Lead
with Paul Ness
Alaric 08/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Neil
jimshrimp 28/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
beermonkey ?/Mar/04 2nd
with mike
max_chan ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Rob M
Neil Henson ??/2004 2nd
with Mark Collins
Simon Caldwell 19/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 03/Aug/03 2nd
Laramadness 21/Jul/03 Solo
Stevie_R 05/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with rod
Marq 20/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Becca Smith
Hidden 20/Apr/03 2nd
Yourlead 14/Apr/03 TR

Climbed on shunt

andy007 12/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dave C
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd
Cake 05/Apr/03 2nd
with Matt
Hopevalleypaul ??/2003 Lead
with Mike C
D Berry 26/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 21/Sep/02 2nd
with James Tyson
Gus 18/Jul/02 Solo
Neil Curtis 21/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Boswell
Sankey 29/Mar/02 2nd
with Andy E
platt2000 ??/2002 Lead
Ropeboy 30/Sep/00 Solo
kato'sdad 08/Aug/00 Lead
RobSimmo 08/Aug/00 2nd
Hidden ?/May/00 Solo
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 03/May/99 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
FrankW 30/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Roland K
Budge 04/Jun/98 Solo
with Mike Oates
EddieA 23/May/98 Solo O/S
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Solo
alan moore ??/1996 -
Duncan Bourne 20/Jul/95 Solo O/S
nai ??/1995 Solo
andrew300169 03/May/92 Solo
with Pom
Andy Say 19/Aug/91 Solo
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 05/May/88 Lead
with Andy Sutton
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Tony Morris
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/85 Solo
Billg 01/Jun/85 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ?/Aug/83 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 30/Apr/77 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 24/Jun/70 Solo
with Nick Taylor, Rosemary Lewis, Pete Williams, Malcolm Eldridge
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