28m. A great outing through some impressive territory. Climb the flake-crack up the left-hand side of the huge flake of The Pedestal. To stop the rope jamming, try fixing a runner out left to direct it away from the crack, then pull over the bulge and finish up the deep groove. (The S4a variation as described in the rockfax guide).

Ticklists: Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

David Kay 23/Oct Lead O/S
abi.k.l 23/Oct 2nd dog

The suggested start in the guidebook is up a tricky face which a large consensus of people at the crag suggested was easily more like VS than S. A reachy start allows you to gain a finger crack for your left hand (I came off twice trying for this), from which some feet shuffling upwards allows you to pop for a good ledge out to your right. A layback move lets you gain the ledge. Starting a metre or two further right from the guidebook line looks more in the HVD/ S grade. The next tricky section (my partner who has historically led E3 found it thoughtful) was gaining the top of the pedestal from the left-hand approach. From a good ledge, there is a slopey face which requires careful positioning of the feet whilst using poor jams to your right in the flake crack. At 5'7", this was the best way I could find to do a sketchy laybacking move to gain the pedestal. David at 6' made use of a pocket for his left foot and a higher ledge on the pedestal to avoid the sketchy layback. Climbing down back off the pedestal (belay stance) to gain the traverse wasn't graceful, and the traverse itself was thoughtful, before a thuggish ('traditional') finish up the green corner.

with David
Munch 23/Oct AltLd O/S

Rob led up to the pedestal, I led second half

with Rob Pike
Rob892 23/Oct AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Munch
jennysknight 23/Sep AltLd
with Gemma
Hidden 14/Sep Lead
Goody 12/Sep 2nd rpt
with Dav, Ronnie Abrams
frume 29/Aug Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 26/Aug Lead
Benstar 06/Jun Lead O/S
mikestr555 03/Jun Lead
Stroppy 08/May Lead O/S
with Janne
emmymoss 08/May 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Apr Lead
NeilHowarth 03/Apr 2nd β
JDG2428 03/Apr Lead
Hidden 25/Mar Lead
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Tony Ormeroyd et al
Hidden ?/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Heather Osborne ?/Nov/15 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
J_Trottet 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Becca
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Neal Jobling 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Tracy
islandlynx 05/Sep/15 2nd

With alex

Horton 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Shane
Jules Lane 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Paul Justin
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/15 -
Hidden 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Judy
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 19/May/15 AltLd

- Cold, windy and a bit greasy + we had the whole crag to ourselves

with Jay Ibrahim
scotchweapon 22/Apr/15 2nd
foostu4 14/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
ashtond6 08/Nov/14 Lead rpt

Bailed off the soaking wet sloth!

Gympaul ?/Nov/14 -
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead dog
brolte 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ian Fergusson
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
Paul Hy 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Marc P
MarcyBoy87 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
mrdigitaljedi 02/Jul/14 Lead
with jenni l
BB95 20/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 AltLd
Paul Hy 18/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Jenni L, Rich A
Jenni Lees 18/Jun/14 2nd
with Richard Armstrong, Paul Hyland
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 05/May/14 Lead
with Roland Strube, Harry Turnbull
RFWilkie 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 18/Apr/14 2nd
with Steve
runestone 18/Apr/14 Lead
theboghopper 16/Mar/14 Lead
with Ian Slade
JoeWakefield 01/Mar/14 2nd
robblowen 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Oo 19/Jan/14 2nd

think this is the correct route, RS led

Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
AndyRogers 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
with ianlaw
Jen Mason 20/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with Loic
rd20 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S


with Clare
adam06 22/Sep/13 2nd
with chris white
brenzy83 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew "willy" Willson
luke glaister 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Albachoss 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with James.H
Dave Reeve 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
stokienomad 26/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Paul Hy 10/Jul/13 Lead rpt
ClaireD 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
stokienomad 06/Jul/13 Lead
Paul Hy 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Adam H, Dave E
Steve J P 19/Jun/13 AltLd

SP 1st pitch, BW 2nd pitch

with BW
Bernie Wylde 19/Jun/13 AltLd
with sp
Alasdair88 ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
lizzie789 ?/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
MJS ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
with 'brenzy83'
Montecore 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

A bit greasy which made it quite scary. Top very green but huge holds.

with Ben Simpkins
DigitalSteak 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 10/Oct/12 Lead
Paul Hy 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Andy S
andy.smythe 05/Sep/12 2nd
with Paul Hy
Robnort 25/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead β
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead dnf
MikeDowsett 17/May/09 2nd
with Russ, Andy Neath
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
gonggashan ?/May/03 -
with Dave
Dave Latimer 23/Mar/03 2nd
alan moore ??/1996 -
Roget ??/1990 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
leland stamper 14/Oct/79 Solo O/S
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