Rockfax Description
A once popular route up a good natural line, but it is polished and the old pegs are terrible. Climb the pocketed wall to the overhangs then traverse right to enter the groove. Up this by sustained bridging and jamming until things ease and the vegetation starts to take over. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A fine route up a strong natural line. Climb the pocketed wall to the overhangs then traverse right passing old pegs - the polished crux, - to enter the hidden groove. Up this by pleasantly sustained bridging and jamming until things ease. Pegs still in place but poor (Sept 10)

FA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt (3 pts) 1960

Hidden 22/Aug Lead dog
Jonathan Hall 22/Aug 2nd
jon_gill1 23/Jun 2nd O/S
with jim braithwaite, chris Lyness
Dale ?/Jun Lead O/S

This was our warm up route gets hvs 5b in my guide. Best route of the day not that polished my feet did stick on the smears. I had to work hard on this, as I was climbing it I was thinking I shud be finding hvs 5b ok. Glad it's gone up to E1 5c, dave thought this was harder than the E2 we did.

with dave
Robb Bert 17/May/14 -
Kirill 15/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Too slippery, not sure I want to try it again.

ig248 15/Jun/13 2nd
with Kirill
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Brian Rodgers 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Esther Bott
Andrew Barker 01/Aug/11 2nd

Slippery but good fun.

Budge 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Quite stiff but peg protecting crux still there. Other gear also available

with Doug Hobbs
bigdrew 03/Sep/10 Lead dnf
bullwinkle 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with John
gordonday 21/Apr/10 Lead β

Harder than Lime street! so slippy needed tension

with clive
holters ??/2010 -
doughobbs 09/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
miastacey 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd dog
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose 06/May/07 Lead O/S

Unseconded, very dirty.

with Stephen
pep ??/2006 -

hard route i'd say more like e1

Hidden 12/Apr/03 2nd
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
with charles
nickdonohue ??/2002 Lead

Polished and delicate on the traverse - quite scary (but good). Take small to medium cams to protect the travers

with Mark McCarthy
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
cem 18/Jun/00 Lead O/S


philb ??/2000 2nd
Roget 28/May/97 Lead O/S
with jim
Daniel Wrightson 07/May/95 Lead O/S
with Richard Bradbury
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/93 2nd O/S
Backinthegame ?/Jun/93 2nd

hard - pegs were crap & bent

with Mark Atkinson
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
Chris Reid ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 17/Aug/89 2nd
Rob Davies 18/Jun/89 2nd

I think I'd backed off this with Angus in the past

Hidden 07/Aug/88 Lead O/S
RichardMc 04/Oct/86 Lead
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 17/Aug/86 Lead
sadams 05/Oct/85 Lead
with Aylesbury CC
Nigel Bond 14/Sep/85 Lead
with Martin Crosby
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden 22/Aug/84 Lead
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/84 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
TonyF ??/1983 -
Hidden 20/Jun/81 2nd
Andy Stephenson 14/Jun/81 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??/1981 -
Mark Kemball 14/Oct/80 Lead
babymoac 01/Aug/80 2nd
with MTW
jcw 16/Jun/79 -
with Martin Harris
Andy Edgar ??/1978 Solo rpt

Scary crux

mikej 15/May/76 2nd
with Mike Byles
mikej 13/May/74 AltLd dnf
with Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
High E2
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High E1
Mid E1
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Votes cast 21
High 6a
Mid 6a
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 18
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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