Rockfax Description
Low in the grade and excellent. Start up the shallow awkward left-trending groove in the blunt arete to the overhang. Move right and power through the flake that splits the roof then continue up and left on flat holds to the lower-off on Zombie. © Rockfax

FA. Malc Taylor, Pete Brayshaw 1976

Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/Jun/15 Lead
robgixer 16/Jun/15 Lead rpt
FlavioL1989 09/Aug/14 TR O/S
with NLMC
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd RP
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
admackie 05/Jul/14 Lead rpt

big whipper first go

with mark
Hardcore Pat 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
marconi ?/Jul/14 Lead β

On Mackie's gear up to the crux, after he had lobbed off and pulled the rope

RM199 22/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hoyes 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Rob M, Jonathan H
Jonathan Hall 22/Jun/14 Lead
bigdrew 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Followed this a few years ago

with Dan
Chriswallis2 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Didn't find it that easy for the grade.. though did place a few wires mid crux.

with Alan, Jenny
Mike_Hayes 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Simon Davis ?/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Tim P
BRoe 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Apr/13 Lead

Lead on per placed gear as i was having a high gravity day when even breathing seamed hard!

Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ejected ??/2013 -
crossleysm ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Olli-C 20/Aug/12 2nd dog

Good route, fell at the lip of the roof, hand the jugs but couldn't move

Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Martin Haworth 01/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Speeddemonsi 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
belay bunny turned bad 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with al
steveb2006 25/May/11 Lead
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
Hannes B 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sam M
danm 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Jake
Adam Moroz 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice well protected climbing, low in grade, dnt forget the holds out right after u pull over the roof.

with john (Krank)
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead dog
Dave Bond 22/May/10 Lead rpt
with ian, Simon Wren
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
philhilo 13/May/10 Lead dog

Did the crux roof easily then ran out of gas for the rest and departed on the head wall. Missed a crucial jug, easy when I got back on. Next time.

Brian Rodgers 05/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd dog
steveb2006 14/Apr/10 Lead

Led after Dave fails

with Dave Taylor
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd RP
Hidden 15/Aug/09 2nd dog
cem 15/Aug/09 Lead dog
Matt Fry 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Quite a route to get my trad head back, after a few months of sport! Panicked a bit after the overlap after managing to fiddle in a few dodgy wires and running it out to the top!

miastacey 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Bob Smith
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Misha 13/Apr/09 Lead dog

Rested on the crux after hanging around for too long. Not sure it's easy for the grade!

Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/08 2nd dog
steveb2006 19/May/08 2nd

Roger leads

with Roger Gibb, Simon Pape
steveb2006 19/Jul/07 Lead
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
tom.e 21/May/07 Lead dnf
with Pete
thebigfriendlymoose 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ben1983 07/Aug/06 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Jul/06 Lead dog
Ram MkiV 03/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Alex
steveb2006 23/Apr/06 Lead

Val doesnt second

Boy ??/2006 -
steveb2006 23/Jul/05 2nd

Pete and I tried to do this on 4th July but someone plummeting from the lower off above and decking out rather got in the way. Fortunately the guy wasnt too badly hurt and survived to continue climbing. This ascent less eventful though Pete struggles

with Pete Carter
cem 12/Jun/05 Lead dog

Have since tried (& failed) to lead it cleanly

Hidden 08/Aug/04 Lead rpt
keefe 08/Aug/04 Lead
steveb2006 03/Sep/02 Lead

A rapid ascent in dwindling light

with Paul Eastwood, Dave Taylor
steveb2006 14/Aug/02 2nd
with Dave Taylor
steveb2006 21/May/02 2nd

Dave leads. Rain prevents any further climbing

with Paul Eastwood, Dave Taylor
nickdonohue ?/May/02 Lead
with Kath Donohue
steveb2006 13/Sep/00 2nd
with Roland Smith
DubyaJamesDubya 12/Aug/00 Lead G/U

Had tried it a long time before...

with Adrian Casey
steveb2006 31/Mar/00 Lead

Feels much harder this time with cold fingers

with Gareth Williams
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
steveb2006 15/Apr/97 Lead
with Rob Gambles, Terry Thornton
steveb2006 02/Jul/96 Lead

Do this after trying to lead Haste Not Tomato paste which in the end top rope - seems desperate for 5c (as graded in 1996)

with Rob Gambles
Hidden 09/Jun/96 2nd
steveb2006 12/Sep/95 Lead

Just manage to get this in before rain. Rob fails to second

with Rob Gambles
Hidden 06/Jul/95 2nd
rob.grafton 24/Apr/95 2nd
with Bruce
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/94 2nd
steveb2006 24/Apr/94 Lead

Dennis again fails to second

with Dennis May
steveb2006 19/Mar/93 Lead
with Mike Pycroft
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
andrew300169 19/Aug/92 Lead rpt

A nice route with a bouldery crux and then another 10ft of hard climbing. No way is this near the difficulty of Darius!!

with Jason Woz Jools
andrew300169 18/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Tim
tlr 17/Aug/92 2nd
with Cal
Roget 12/Apr/92 Lead O/S
with jon
steveb2006 09/Apr/92 Lead
with Brian Hamilton
g1m147 24/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Mick.
uphillnow ?/Sep/90 -

date only recorded

Hidden 01/May/90 Lead rpt
Billg ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ??/1990 -
steveb2006 17/Aug/89 Lead

Start at 9pm. Sprint up in deteriorating light - just as well I was climbing well at the time

with Simon Mee
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden 16/Jul/88 Lead O/S
steveb2006 20/Apr/88 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
shark 16/Jul/87 Lead
steveb2006 27/Apr/87 2nd
with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
Hidden 23/Jul/86 2nd
shark 28/Jun/86 Lead
with Chris M
Dave Musgrove 21/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with David, Lyn
Hidden 01/Jun/86 Lead β
Hidden 18/May/86 Lead
steveb2006 23/Jul/85 Lead dog

Fell from above overhang. Also did Gathering Darkness no longer listed - started up Bagatelle and finished up Gangue Grooves

with Gary Burton
sadams 22/Jun/85 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
andy gittins ??/1985 -
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/84 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/81 Lead
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