46m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A good climb that starts just left of the toe of the buttress, below an evil-looking hanging flake.
1) 5a, 22m. Climb a groove, then move right past the wedged flake with care. Continue awkwardly up the thin crack until tricky moves right gain the belay.
2) 5b, 24m. Climb the crack above the stance to steeper rock, then pull through the bulges to join the wide crack that forms © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn, Oliver Woolcock (1 pt of aid pitch 2) 1964

Robin Nichols 23/Sep 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 23/Sep Lead O/S
with robin
john lynch 13/Sep Lead O/S

pretty goee on p2.. nice route.

with Bethan D
Hidden 13/Sep 2nd dog
BTphonehome 30/Aug AltLd O/S
with Tony
tmawer 30/Aug AltLd O/S
with Bram
Ewan Russell 02/Aug AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch which was spicy!

with Keeves, Halla
Hidden 02/Aug AltLd O/S
oddtoast 25/Jul 2nd

P2. Dogged.

with Gav, Karl
Graeme Hammond 24/Jun Lead rpt

Two great pitches, led both, previously sketched my way up p1 and dogged 2nd pitch so was good to return feeling a lot fitter and with a better head.

with Becky E
danielroymoss 30/May -

bloody difficult second pitch I thought I had gone off route onto a 5C. The moves need some working out as the holds are side holds and they need to be found.

Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 11/Sep/14 AltLd

Both pitches hard at 5a and 5b not a chance at HVS

with phill ukc
the power 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Ard as fuck

with Andy
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead
James Oakes 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Led in one long pitch.

Dave Reeve 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
JEP 11/Jun/13 Lead


DannyK 11/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Katie
Jim Slater 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Took a fall on P2 crux when hold snapped.

minaturechris 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Barra
willsm11 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

After a day of sport. Led pitch 1 and football sized lump of rock I was standing on came off just before building the belay. Managed to stay on and avoid a large fall, rock almost hit belayer. Seconded pitch 2, also fairly chossy.

with Daf
jamesgodwin64 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chiris Fox
mark20 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

P1, nice route

JRae 14/Jun/11 Lead


with M Rankie, Molly G
disturbed_one51 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Top pitch feels a bit desperate. lead pitch 1

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead P2, and it felt right hard for HVS.

marcoleptic 20/Apr/11 Lead β

Did 1st pitch then finished up Mealy Bugs as it was getting dark.

Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
metal arms 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

biobuild 20/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
NB Pixel 26/Sep/10 2nd dog

tried to downclimb with no slack- comedy slide from rock ensued. Today was all about the comedy.

with Richard Haszko
rikbattye 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
szelest 31/Aug/10 2nd dnf
Hannes B 31/Aug/10 2nd
with Rik
Alex Thompson 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Ben's repeat lead; who took some convincing to make moves & slumped at the (admittedly tricky) 2nd pitch buldges.

with Ben Hull
Birdo 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jenny Brown
Jeno ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Bird, Matt Bird
DannyK 19/Mar/10 Lead dog

Cleaned 1st pitch, took a fall on crux of 2nd. E1.

with Christos
chrislgk 19/Mar/10 2nd dog
with Danny
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

AH 5a Dave 5b

with Dave Law
Hidden ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 15/Mar/09 Lead dog

E1.Found this really tough. Had to have a rest on the crux crack.

shaun walby 15/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Martin Haworth
Reaver2k 29/Jan/09 2nd dog

Really stiff, watched Tom have a battle with it, followed up unconfidently. Got through all the moves (as I had seen him do them) and got to the good jug. Moved slightly left, and my foot popped off! Should have watched out for that glassy hold as Tom had done the same! Very stiff for HVS I would say, but I am far from a limestone guru.

thomasadixon 26/Jan/09 Lead dog

2nd pitch only. Nails (plus a bit wet) - need to get back and do it clean!

with Alan
cem 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Rob Truckle
Sankey 02/Jul/08 2nd
with Geoff and Tony
danoflynn 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Tom Ramsden, Mike McLean
Ben1983 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Sam W 05/May/08 AltLd
with Carl Reilly
Different Steve 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Led P2, very stiff for HVS

Coel Hellier 24/Jul/07 AltLd dog
with Pat
Pilch 20/May/07 Lead dog

Found whole climb hard, Had to rest on crux of top pitch, but after placing better gear i did it in good syle. Much harder than the Thorn, should be E1.

with Ed
EdShep 20/May/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Dale ?/Sep/06 Lead dog

a polished knightmare was on it ages

with johny
uphillnow ?/Sep/06 Lead
cem 22/Aug/04 2nd
Budge 22/Jul/04 Lead rpt
with Mike Oates
rob.grafton 29/Sep/03 AltLd
with Bruce
Hidden 27/May/03 AltLd
Phill Mitch ??/2003 Lead O/S
with john d
Hidden 17/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
Budge 10/May/01 Lead dog
with Mike Oates
Hidden 21/Jul/00 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
Stoney Boy 06/Aug/98 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

with Mark Walker
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/97 AltLd

I lead the first pitch - 5a

with Bill G
Budge ??/1997 AltLd O/S
with Brian Ottewell, Mike Oates
Gordon Stainforth 07/Sep/96 2nd
with Steve Dean, John Cutcliffe
Hidden 16/Jul/95 Lead dnf
Guy ??/1993 -
leathers 25/Jun/91 AltLd O/S
with James Thomas
Rob Davies 08/Jun/91 2nd

P1 only. Finished up Mealy Bugs in rain.

with Angus McLean
SimonN ?/May/90 2nd
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
AndrewP ??/1990 Lead
tapley 21/May/89 Lead
with Jim Leith
Hidden ?/Apr/88 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Pete Pozman 03/Jul/83 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
Hidden 31/Oct/82 AltLd
mark-abz 15/Sep/82 Lead
with Andy W
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
Nic Robinson 25/Jun/81 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/81 Lead
Nevil ??/1981 Lead
Chris Terrey 05/Jul/80 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi
Hidden 05/Apr/80 Lead
Nigel Bond 14/Jun/79 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
GeoffG 20/Nov/77 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
petemeads 05/Nov/75 Lead
Hidden 02/Nov/75 AltLd
Mark Kemball 11/Oct/75 2nd
with Mike Blenkinsop
Hidden 26/May/75 2nd
Dave Musgrove 18/May/74 AltLd
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
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