Rockfax Description
Climb the sustained central crack in the back wall of the alcove. Well glossed and well protected - it eases with height. © Rockfax

Dave Pen 25/Sep 2nd

Not too polished, worth the 2 stars

GermanAlex 20/Sep Lead O/S

Nails. I didn't think the (slight) polish distracted at all, some really good moves in the lower section lead to quite a pump-fest. Traversed into Tria just as the rock gave way to slippery grass.

with Gareth
Hidden 13/Sep 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Sep 2nd O/S
with Steve Sylvester
nrhardy 28/Aug 2nd O/S
the power 28/Aug Lead

Just a bit wank really

with neil
alp79 30/Jul 2nd O/S
with Dan O
Hidden 02/Jul 2nd O/S
davewsargent ?/Jul Lead
with pete bush, andy neath
Hidden 30/Jun Lead O/S
jon_gill1 25/Jun Lead O/S

A really great climb,polish didn't bother me at all as the jams were fantastic.

with laura harris
Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
DaveHall246 03/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Kevin Mulligan
georgenvk 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with shouter
keith leonard 03/Jun/14 Lead
john lynch 14/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Ant King
aking12 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
sting 01/Mar/14 2nd
with kwaidy
cymjt ??/2014 -
madasten 28/Sep/13 Lead


with Rick
Different Steve 30/Aug/13 Lead dog
with John Buchan
Mowglee 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Sasha, Tom Nichols
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Duncan 88 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 01/Jul/13 2nd
Ben T@ylor 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Sustained. Pumpy. Polished. Loads of gear until the very slopey, grassy topout. Harder than Tria. Good climb. Campussed part of mid-section as just didnt trust the polished footholds.

with Alex wright
stoo2k 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
detritus 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Great piece of crack climbing. Polished like glass in places.

petellis 15/Sep/12 Lead dnf
with Sloth
petellis 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Sloth
jayrenegade 01/Sep/12 2nd β

Good route. Excelent lead from dale.

with Dale
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
john_ni 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S

plenty of holds, plenty of good old fashioned bomber gear - no cams required. You can see the polish, but it doesnt affect the climbing.

Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 12/Jun/12 2nd rpt

Still awkward and sustained.

with Jaime
Jim Slater 14/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Don't like this climb, the polished rock inside the crack just feels horrible.

with Rosa
Graeme Hammond 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with David Brown
Hidden 24/Mar/12 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Anna duckett ??/2012 Lead
with Chris Middleton
Hidden 15/Sep/11 2nd
shouter 21/Aug/11 AltLd
victim of mathematics 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Sustained and awkward.

with J-Ro, Simon
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
IAmAStone 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Charlie Jefferson
ColinD 09/Apr/11 Lead
jkarran 03/Apr/11 Lead

Not the nicest bit of the crag and the route is well worn but much better than it looks. Thankfully the cloudburst waited until I was on the upper grassy slope before dumping its icy load on me.

with Karen, Simon, Pete
petellis 03/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Too much fear

Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 28/Mar/11 2nd
Oceanic 30/Aug/10 -
Panda 30/Aug/10 2nd
GrantB 15/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/10 -
five 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with TW
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 15/May/10 2nd
with Danny Smudge
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
decs 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Tim, Bart
bullwinkle 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with decs, Bart
freemanTom 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Sustained and pumpy. Great route.

with Paul Davies
daviesp2 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Tom
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Katie Marshall 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
tri-nitro-toulumne 25/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Rob Truckle
Ketu 25/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd
Simon Caldwell 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Polished as a polished thing with extra polish. Felt closer to 4c than 4b.

with Carmen
LakesWinter 05/Jul/09 2nd


with Bisanth
bridget143 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Adam1973 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
DannyK 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Christos
Tony Holdsworth 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S

and Mick

with Nick Mitchell
Mick r 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tony and Nick
bjlsmith 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Rob, James and SMC
shaun walby 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Haworth
djones66 20/Sep/08 Lead

This is a really good climb, as long as Hard Severe isn't top of your price range. Strenuous, sustained, and a bit shiny, but if you approach it as a VS then its quality climbing on a clean solid rock, on a good natural line. An unsung gem.

with Stve mc D
pebbles 05/Jul/08 TR

sustained and thuggy but nice, good solid rock.

with alan walmsley
jadm2 05/Jul/08 2nd
with Alan
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Mike Soulby 26/Apr/08 2nd dog

Polished, Hard work

Nicos 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 26/Jan/08 Lead dog

Sustained and polished. Under graded (4c)

Hidden 26/Jan/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 Lead
with imo, spudly, ali
MD 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Silvain
Pilch 20/May/07 Lead O/S

Ed had a go at leading this then slipped and took farely spectacular fall near the top. Very polished and sustained.

with Ed
EdShep 20/May/07 Lead dnf

at 3/4 up the pitch, fiddling with gear slipped on seriously polished area and took rather spectacular dive to end swinging upside down. But I suppose its always good to get a new perspective on a problem.

with Pilch
EdShep 20/May/07 2nd rpt
with Pilch
Hidden 17/May/07 Lead
colin milton 07/Jul/06 2nd
Ali 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 30/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/06 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/05 2nd O/S
Ramon Marin 05/May/05 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
FrankW 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Lou
Howard J 08/Jul/03 2nd
with Dave Spencer
Brown ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Sam and will 02/Dec/00 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
cem 24/Apr/99 2nd
with John Smith
sdht ??/1999 -
A Crook 14/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Dad
Roget 30/Mar/96 Lead O/S
tlr 17/Jul/95 Lead
with Kim
Chris Ellis 16/Jul/95 Lead
with Ian Clayton
malc 05/Jun/94 2nd
Iain Thow 12/Mar/93 Lead

Felt hard for the severe it was given at the time.

with Christine King
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
leathers 26/Apr/91 2nd O/S
with Ed Hyatt
SimonN ?/May/90 Lead
Backinthegame ?/Apr/90 Lead
dodders 26/Sep/87 2nd
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden 03/Jun/86 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/85 2nd
with Richard O'Meara
Simon2005 ?/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with KevinL
Hidden 25/Jul/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Pete Pozman ?/Jul/83 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
Mark Kemball 22/Apr/79 Solo
Chris Ellis 17/Apr/79 2nd
with Dave Crookes
Nevil ??/1978 Lead
Hidden ?/May/77 -
Hidden 30/Jan/77 Lead
rogerskews ??/1977 -
with Various
Hidden 08/Aug/76 2nd
Nigel Bond 26/Oct/75 Lead
with John Derbyshire
Hidden 26/May/75 2nd
Andy Say ??/1975 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1974 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/73 2nd
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mapperley samurai, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, DerwentDiluted
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