Rockfax Description
Climb the steep arete and swing right to a steep crack (decent gear at last), layback strenuously up this to a rest. Step back left and follow a second crack to easier ground. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A good route up the blunt rib right of Cucumber Groove. Climb directly up the bulging start using a blunt spike which takes a (weighted) sling. Continue up to a very thin crack in a smooth wall. Swing R to another crack - good wires - and climb this strenuously to easier ground at a thin break. (It is possible at this point to sneak off left into finish of Cucumber Variant). Continue up direct to a crack just right - good wire - in a small alcove/roof. A long reach over this gains good holds and easier ground above

FA. Len Pearson, Sean Golden 1977

Richard Kendrick 07/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Derek
Dale ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S

A good route deserves one star. Technical wall climbing with some fun moves. Gear was good all the way got more in than I thought I would.

with dave
Matt Fry 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

A bit bold to start and finish, but some good climbing.

with Dylan
steveb2006 05/Sep/14 Lead

Did direct (proper) finish for first time!! Always thought it finished L into (almost) Cucumber Variant - due to confusing descriptions

nige pacer 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Simon Pape
Hidden 19/Jun/14 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd RP
Brian Rodgers 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

There is decent gear before the thin crack. You just need to look for it.

steveb2006 18/Sep/10 2nd

Walk back to Whatstandwell after

with Roland Smith
Hidden 19/May/08 2nd dog
steveb2006 19/May/08 Lead

A clean ascent having found the detachable hold last time. Good route

with Roger Gibb, Simon Pape
steveb2006 27/Jun/07 Lead RP

Come flying off on the crux when a hold breaks. Lower to ground and re-start - ok

Roget 08/May/99 2nd O/S
with baccy
Daniel Wrightson 07/May/95 Lead O/S
with Richard Bradbury
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
jcw 09/Jun/91 -
with Martin Harris
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
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