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[Sam enjoying the first day of our hot rock trip, 3 kb]62m, 2 pitches. An excellent fully-bolted, easier route up the right arete. <BR1) 4+, 32m. Climb direct from the lowest point of the buttress with a jig left and right to pass the initial bulges. 2) 4, 30m. Continue up the flaky groove following the bolts all the way to the double bolts. Abseil off. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Sam enjoying the first day of our hot rock trip © A Mountain Journey
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This climb is in 214 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Fantastic climbing.
waydan - AltLd - 03/Aug/14 with El Swiftos

El Swiftos! - 03/Aug/14

climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Brian

robblowen - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Joe Wakefield

JoeWakefield - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Rob Blowen

mark4344 - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/14 with phil

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/14

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14

steve lead both pitches, I climbed behind jenny and gave instruction on making safe on stances and abing.
LukeP LCC - 2nd - 17/Mar/14 with steve kirman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

A Mountain Journey - 2014

Ablewings - Lead O/S - Nov/13

Jody led p1, me p2
jacobfinn - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/13 with Jody, jjax

climb.jlr - AltLd - 21/Oct/13 with jacobfinn

jjax - AltLd - 21/Oct/13 with jason

Tarquin - AltLd - 15/Oct/13 with Louise

Tarquin - AltLd - 13/Oct/13 with Louise

Louvet - AltLd - 13/Oct/13 with Tarquin

chancer - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Lydia Farley-Hulse

Lead pitch 2.
alan.phobos - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Dan

Good clean assent, abseil. The rope got stuck when pulling down. Col and I climbed whole route again to retrieve it!
DanTT - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Col Silcock, Alan Campbell

NickSayers - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - 26/Jun/13

DrJon - 2nd O/S - 09/May/13 with Henry, John

With Jules. Tricky first pitch, hard for a 4+.
Malpractise - Lead - 07/May/13 with Student

Very enjoyable first pitch quite steep and sustained at the grade but it's all there, second pitch a bit disappointing especially the in the middle section where it's not much more than a scramble.
Dave Toseland - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Dan, Fred

First pitch
tiffanykate12 - 2nd - 24/Mar/13

FAR too windy!
gsavell - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/13 with Sarah Knight

First pitch only (hard for the grade). Had to lower my second off the route and abseil off. Route finding awkward especially as the route to the left is so close. Easy to clip the wrong route and create a lot of drag!
Hotcake - Lead - Mar/13

Will AKA Dave - TR - Mar/13

Jon Lowther - 2nd rpt - 18/Feb/13

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 07/Jan/13 with M Eddy

1st pitch only - as warm up (wake up!)
BelleVedere - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Kate Ayres

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/13

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 01/Jan/13 with Terry Sullivan

Duncan Hardy - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/12 with Si Burrows

donnymac31 - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/12 with david white

Tarquin - Lead - 24/Nov/12 with Louise

Louvet - 2nd - 24/Nov/12 with Tarquin

First route in Spain
rockman - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 04/Nov/12 with Geoff Mee

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/12

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with Stuart Watson

Celia Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with stuart watson

Worrying moments near the top. Long section of unprotected climbing if you don't have a sling for the thread at the base of the final groove. Great juggy finish though, although a couple of loose blocks so falling not impossible! Nice route.
mattwilk - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/12 with Rich

Just pitch 1
DundeeDave - Lead dnf - 04/Oct/12 with Jenny Hare

hp8g12 - AltLd - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12

Big Rik - AltLd - 21/Apr/12 with Lisa Brand

P1
Biggo - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Marta

jimhall - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with Natalie

I lead first pitch
martinp - AltLd - 15/Mar/12 with Mike R

got lost and ended up doing the last pitch of Carlos 6a. Led 2nd pitch
Mick Riley - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Martin Palmer

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12

Dirty Knees - 2nd - 12/Mar/12 with Matt Alexander

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/12

simonwaters5 - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Gavin Edwards

PeteC - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/12 with Geoff H

Led pitch one, didn't read the topo and went straight over the bulges instead of avoiding them. Think we got a bit lost on pitch 2, got quite steep at the top.
charley - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12 with Kev

Tithe Technique - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/12 with Charley Fell

Apparently I did this last year (2011) but I had absolutely no memory of it... Great route though! P1 = me P2 = Rik
UnkArl - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Rik

Big Rik - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Karl Gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jan/12

Sam_Marsland - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/12 with Mark Eddy

rovers777 - 2nd - 2012 with gingergeorge

gingergeorge - Lead - 2012 with rovers777

FrancescaFord - Lead - 31/Dec/11 with MN

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/11

tommy - TR - 09/Nov/11

tommy - 09/Nov/11

martin one - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/11 with Lucy

Maybe a bit hard for a 4+ but a lovely climb, think the bolts on the second pitch were a little spaced.
ElBarto - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/11 with Caroline Priston

lgp81 - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/11 with Martin Lennon

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

antonymcphillips - Lead - Nov/11

Sport climb
AmandaJG - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Judge Pie - Lead - 07/Oct/11 with steve mullen, Mark Christie

mark237 - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Steve Mullen, Dave Coulson

ChrisB.19 - Lead - 28/Sep/11

TrishyP - Lead - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Al

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Steve Goodman

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/11

tmawer - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/11 with andrea

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/11

Martin lead the first pitch
CrashMat Rob - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Martin Smith, Nicky, Glynn

99bolivar - AltLd - 18/Mar/11 with Adrian Bridge

rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11

beckybray1 - 2nd - 18/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - Mar/11

Pitch 1 only
KDW - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/11 with David Bagley

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 21/Nov/10

timcedwards - 2nd - 14/Nov/10 with Andrew Edwards

stvredmond - Lead - 10/Nov/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/10

Generally a nice easy climb. Some polished bits on second pitch and a hanging belay after first pitch.
richardlongfils1986 - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/10 with claire morgan, ian dalloway

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Nov/10

Route finding issues on 2nd pitch
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd - 07/Nov/10 with Fiona

Led pitch 1. Hell knows where the 2nd pitch goes (too many bolts here) but we got to the right belay....
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 07/Nov/10 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/10

Tarquin - 2nd - 13/Oct/10

Rockmonkey1977 - TR - Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with Earl Gray Larty

rogerskews - AltLd - 15/Apr/10 with Nigel Bond

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Apr/10 with Roger Skews

KevB - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Student x2

P1
JRae - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with L Campbell

johannes - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10

Andrewbirkett - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/10

First pitch only
Richard Alderton - Lead - 01/Mar/10 with Maz

toby2000 - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/10

Hidden - Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/09

John Roe - AltLd - 17/Nov/09 with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne

dani.harris - AltLd β - 10/Nov/09

GScot38 - Lead O/S - Nov/09

melville18 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with claire melville

Katie Marshall - Lead - 22/May/09 with Fi

cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Tina Michels

rogerskews - 04/Apr/09 with Dave Laddiman

matty123 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Tom Breakell

Lead pitch 2
Alaric - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Neil

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/09

led pitch 1
staceyjg - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/08 with Barra

1st pitch only
Lil'Lou - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/08 with Elliot

Hidden - Lead - Dec/08

eldre070 - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/08 with 2 students

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/08

Led pitch 2!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/08 with Emily Stokes

emilyj - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/08 with Samuel Stokes

climbingxcat - Lead O/S - Nov/08 with Brian

with Brian
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/08 with Martin Smith, Brian, Nicky, Glynn, Colin

tomcoomber - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Dan Swift

Zara_92 - 2nd - Oct/08

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/08 with Robbie Smyth

cayteye - 2nd - 06/Apr/08 with TWMC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/08

mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with dave tourell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/08

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/08 with Nicky

Eefu 1st pitch, Chris 2nd pitch
chrisjones199 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/08 with Eefu

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/08

1st pitch only
roc n run - 2nd - 13/Feb/08 with H

Lead pitch 1
John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 02/Feb/08 with Erica

Led 2nd pitch
erica - AltLd - 02/Feb/08 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/08

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/08 with Dave, Dave.

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/08

Anna Horrox - Lead - 28/Dec/07 with

clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/07 with Anna

Led 1st pitch follow 2nd
kevinknights - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Matt

Kev took first pitch, me second.
Matt Bill Platypus - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Kev

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Mike

Pitch 1 only, got rained off
Dane - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Hedgecock

DannyK - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Katie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07

Heat stricken, bugged and sick as a dog ,,, nice route though :)
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Jay Jackson

cas54321 - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with Mike

lead P1, seconded P2
HamishD - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Ross Overhead

Hidden - Apr/07

Got to the first stance and got rained off the route. A whole day of rain and storms followed with a bit of snow on the hills.Hot rock trip?
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/07 with Monika

Moniawl - 2nd - 27/Mar/07 with rich

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/07

barrington1978 - Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jan/07

roverhead - 2nd - 2007 with Hamish Dunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/06

Led both pitches
Jody - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/06 with Miia

Rhiannon - Lead - 26/Dec/06 with Stu

Peter Swift - Lead - Dec/06 with seb

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/06

Nick led the first pitch, I led the second
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 18/Nov/06 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/06

Zoomer - AltLd - 14/Nov/06 with A Student

Sylvi - AltLd - 13/Nov/06 with Andy L

Rich led P1, I led P2.
CJE - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/06 with Richard Merrell

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/06

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/06 with John Nesbitt

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Sep/06

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 06/Aug/06 with Nicola Pettit

Uninspiring warm up route
Mark_RMC - AltLd - 28/Apr/06 with Rob Smart

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 11/Mar/06 with Roddy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/06

MontyH - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/06 with Mandy hobbs

Chris Craggs - AltLd - 16/Dec/05 with Colin Binks

first pitch only
Dux - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/05 with Premal

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/05

erica - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/05 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Erica

Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 02/Mar/05 with John Parrott

Hidden - Feb/04

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 07/Apr/03 with Laura

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 24/Dec/02 with Ellie

Led p1, second p2
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/02 with Adam Shep

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/01

Tarquin - 2001

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Dec/00

tjekel - 1998

ed woods - Mar/97 with Rob & Winnick

Nick Biven - Apr/94

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Sianny, simonfife

Voting
Total votes cast 57
hard 5a0 of 32
5a0 of 32
easy 5a5 of 32
hard 4c17 of 32
4c6 of 32
easy 4c4 of 32
hard 4a0 of 32
4a0 of 32
easy 4a0 of 32
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2 Stars16 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead90 of 214 (42.1%)
Followed36 of 214 (16.8%)
Toproped3 of 214 (1.4%)
Alt Leads71 of 214 (33.2%)
Unknown14 of 214 (6.5%)

'Climbed'107 of 214 (50.0%)
clean O/S98 of 214 (45.8%)
clean β2 of 214 (0.9%)
clean rpt5 of 214 (2.3%)
dnf2 of 214 (0.9%)