Rockfax Description
An amenable classic taking a good line up the smooth-looking wall on the right-hand side of the cliff. Scramble up grubby ledges to a fat peg belay below the wall. Follow the diagonal break that runs leftwards across the wall, passing between some much blanker terrain. Low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. D.Burgess 1966

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Andrew Sloan 25/Mar 2nd O/S

Horrible dangerous approach to start of route. Roped up at end of fixed ropes and pitched it to the peg belay. A fall on this traverse could easily lead to serious injury or death.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 25/Mar Lead O/S

Roped up for the dodgy grassy traverse to the start belay.

with Steve Smith, Andy Sloan
GermanAlex 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing in great positions make up for the awkward approach (wouldn't even contemplate the scramble if at all wet).

with Jack
Milne 16/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Russ 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nice one. Worth the scrambling up to the base of the climb. Good finish.

with Terry Milne
sting 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

The Climbing quality improved with height.

with kwaidy
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
tomboyle 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Becky E 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Extremely interesting approach with rotting ropes, very much one slip and you're gone, thankfully the ground was dry. Bit on edge climb but good to finally climb this.

with Becky E
mike mo ??/2014 -
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
bullybones 19/Feb/13 2nd
with Neil
Giles Eperon 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with felicity eperon
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
cem 22/Jan/12 2nd

Cold and a bit damp.

climbingxcat 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Brian
MD 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ed
Chris_barr 22/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with James
Brannock 20/Mar/11 2nd β
feilx 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Heather
Bex_M 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
JEP 28/Jun/10 Lead
with Kirstin
szelest 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
rikbattye 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Brannock 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Annette
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
neilh ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead
gazfellows 22/Apr/09 Lead
with shaun d
gazfellows 22/Apr/09 Lead
with shaun d
Milne 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S

the approach to the starting peg is a bloody death trap, very serious after a little rain. apart from slightly wet dirty pockets, superb climbing and gear, almost worth the approach "scramble"!

Stig 08/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
LittleJoe 31/Jul/08 2nd O/S

With rucksack on - didn't fancy the approach again to collect out kit!

with Garry
dts 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
colin milton 06/Jun/07 Lead
with pep
EdShep 17/May/07 2nd O/S

intresting 'garden path' to the start! god only knows what sort of gardens the people who wrote the guide books have.

with Pilch
Pilch 12/May/07 Lead O/S

A lot of messing about to find start, fell in brambles. Pretty straightforwad, lots of threads, but not enough slings, abbed of belay for the Thorn

with Ed
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Gustav ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Neil
Gustav ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 11/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/05 Lead
chrishedgehog 13/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with Erwin Bottomley
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/04 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Martin Flint
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel
Rich Malcolm 27/Mar/99 2nd O/S
with Chris Clark
stokienomad 10/Aug/98 AltLd
CrashMat Rob 04/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Stoney Boy 19/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Duncan Cundy
Hidden 17/Feb/98 Lead
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 06/Apr/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
EddieA 06/May/96 2nd
with Chris
steveb2006 10/Dec/95 Lead

Duncan decides he likes limestone again

with Duncan Stewart
steveb2006 18/Sep/93 2nd
with Ian Cartwright
andrew300169 30/May/93 2nd
Backinthegame 06/Mar/93 Lead
with Andrew Hall
Chris Ellis 31/May/92 Lead
with Ernie Horrocks
Andy Say 04/May/92 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 02/May/92 Lead
Mark Kemball 17/Apr/92 Lead
with Alison Dorey
Ena ?/Jan/92 Lead O/S
with Gavin
whispering nic ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Graham Iles
tlr 17/Nov/91 Lead
with Fin
Roget 21/Jun/91 Solo O/S
mark-abz 02/Sep/90 Lead
with Simon K
steveb2006 13/May/90 Solo

Solo down pitch 1 of The Thorn

Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1990 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/89 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
steve prior ?/Dec/88 Lead
with Chris S
BigHairyIan 17/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Claire Redman
Gary Coggon ??/1987 AltLd O/S

Mike? 87?

with Mike Block
Martin Bennett 21/Sep/86 -
with MT
Hidden ??/1986 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/85 2nd
steveb2006 07/May/85 Solo

Climb down first pitch of The Thorn

shark 04/May/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/85 Lead
charlesmfrench ?/Feb/85 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
scree ?/Oct/84 -
malc 19/Apr/84 Lead O/S
steveb2006 15/Sep/82 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
Gezzer ??/1982 -
with Derek Shaw
Tom V ?/Aug/81 2nd
with Ian Hirst
babymoac 25/Jul/81 2nd
with MTW
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Nevil ?/Dec/79 Lead
Hidden 13/May/79 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Nov/77 Lead

Grassy approach

with Charles Kinniburgh, John Pethica
tapley 22/Sep/77 Lead
with Alison Tapley
rogerskews ??/1976 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Nigel Bond 27/Apr/74 AltLd
Nigel Bond 27/Apr/74 Lead
with Ben Foord
Derek Ryden ??/1974 AltLd O/S
with Chris Creswick
mikej 30/Sep/72 Lead
with E
uphillnow ??/1970 -

first done with john swift

Dave Musgrove 13/Oct/68 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
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