Rockfax Description
Excellent climbing up the slim left-facing flakes leads to a thought-provoking move before easier ground. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Steele, Frank Walker 2003. Alan Steele uncovers some very good new lines at a long-neglected venue.

Ticklists: The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes?.

Dexter JW 27/May Lead O/S
Danny Crump 27/May Lead
with Dexter
stev1e.wilso 24/May TR
with Keith Roberts
timmsy 22/May Lead
with Carmel
GPN 17/May Lead
with Ken Taylor
K Mckay 17/May Lead
with KMC
Hidden 17/May TR
James_Kendal 17/May Lead O/S
with Alastair M
smoreda 15/May Lead
Danny Crump 15/May Lead
with Clients
bomtall 14/May Lead O/S
jeddb 14/May Lead β
jackwatts92 14/May Lead β
with bomtall
D Tempest 12/May Lead
with Paul
Hidden 07/May TR rpt
Trickett 07/May Lead
nickt 07/May Lead O/S

Lovely stuff, a bit of everything in this one!

ColClayton 07/May Lead
catblack 05/May Lead O/S
with Paul
Rach_D ?/May Lead β
noshjewbold 20/Apr Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 19/Apr Lead rpt
with Johnny Walker
Hidden 10/Apr Lead O/S
freemanTom 10/Apr Lead

1st route of the day, tricky with numb fingers

with Chris Coapes
Lakesben 31/Mar Lead rpt
Smith42 25/Mar Lead O/S
with kerry
Hidden 25/Mar TR
kasha_gregson 19/Mar Lead O/S
with Cass
Hidden 13/Mar 2nd dog
Kamikazeclimber 06/Mar Lead O/S

Great route on good sound rock. Bloody cold though !!! Great bolts and belay recently replaced by the look of things.

paul_the_northerner ??/2016 -
Mike Todd 30/Dec/15 Lead rpt
with Jim Simpson
JenShelley 06/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Jim
timmsy 08/Oct/15 -
with lionel
Jonathan Richardson 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Rick Oats
Joedt 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead rpt
JonF 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Andy Chambers 31/Aug/15 TR rpt
with Dave Ormerod
BernNolan 31/Aug/15 TR
with Rachel
Joe W-O 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S
beegsyboy 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Marika
rd20 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Hazel PC, Hilary CC
david morse 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with KT
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead
Alison Cairns 16/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Andy
hazeysunshine 16/Aug/15 2nd
with Hilary
UnkArl 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Debs 08/Aug/15 2nd
with Karl
BarbsMurray 08/Aug/15 Lead
with Mikey
8fsheeh 07/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Ian Stirrups 01/Aug/15 Lead β
with Tim Howell, Elspeth, Bill Turner, Sue
Compo 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Will
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
henry peter jenkins 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with tom beeton
Maddie 12/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Micha
julesp 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Rob Rocket 30/Jun/15 Lead rpt
D Tempest 30/Jun/15 Lead
with Paul
barn owl 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Pete Brindle
Karl_Harrison 14/Jun/15 Lead dog
Andy Chambers 08/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Cath Moran
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
SomeClimbingGuy 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Amazing route, very pleasant going all the way up with a bit of everything, just my style

Danny Crump 10/May/15 Lead
with Caleb, Cameron
MichaelGallimore 07/May/15 Lead dog

Warming up, took some practice falls

with jon lawson
tmawer 01/May/15 Lead rpt
with Chris Cunningham
Hidden 01/May/15 Lead
bobpilgrem 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Matthew
1poundSOCKS 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Good climbing and good rock.

Maddie 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Robinwood People
ladymuck 20/Apr/15 TR O/S
rob.grafton 19/Apr/15 Lead
with jim h
Jan.Hrb 19/Apr/15 Lead
with George
Dan Jenkin 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
georgenvk 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Hrb
ollyisaclimber 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 08/Apr/15 Lead
with Olly
ollyroberts 08/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/15 TR
wrapped in bacon 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
erictant 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Big Tom, Steve
tmawer 04/Jan/15 Lead rpt
with Mike Norbry
Cameroony101 ??/2015 TR O/S
Alex Thompson 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ian BMW, Mr SCarey
lloydrees91 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with ryan, caiti
John Brayshaw 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dan
pebbles 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with astrid, ali
ned_85 26/Sep/14 Lead
Somerset swede basher 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Katharine
leeds_belle 07/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Zylo
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead
pebbles 23/Aug/14 Lead

lovely. cant imagine why I found it hard the first time.

Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Luke Jones 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with JR - LMC
pete40 06/Jul/14 Lead
NickJH 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Cross
erica 01/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Roger
Glen Burrows 24/Jun/14 Lead dog

Thanks to Neil Gresham for belaying me on my first successful outdoor sport route, was amazing, until the midges came.

D Tempest 22/Jun/14 Lead
with Paul
bantamdave 22/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Yorkshire Brian, Nigel
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead
saraguti 21/Jun/14 Lead β

Superb climb

with andy
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Rob Rocket 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing

Conan 21/May/14 2nd
with KMC
Shaw Brown 21/May/14 Lead
with Conan
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd dnf
BigTone 05/May/14 Lead rpt
PeteH 05/May/14 Lead O/S
John Pickles ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead
Dave Musgrove 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt

To check belay.

Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Lead
BigTone 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
tmawer 28/Feb/14 2nd rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 28/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Tony
Martyn Nicholson ??/2014 Lead
timmsy 18/Oct/13 Lead
with lionel
Unknownbiker 12/Oct/13 Lead
with Simon Burn, stev1e.wilso
stev1e.wilso 12/Oct/13 TR dnf
with Simon Burn, Sam
Ken Taylor 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Livingston
rob.grafton 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Craig
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tmawer 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Sean
alpinismo.uk 27/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tmawer 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd
Dickon151 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with P Stridgen
Hidden 30/May/13 Lead dnf
Danny Crump 20/May/13 Lead
with Richard Vaughan
leeds_belle 19/May/13 Lead dog
petekeron 17/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Keith Lambley 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with John T
Kirill 06/May/13 Lead O/S
cem 06/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Timo Austino 17/Feb/13 Lead
with Dave Bart
greenroom 17/Feb/13 Lead
Leedearden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Lakesben 09/Oct/12 -
oread 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
r_o_b_h2 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Woodstone
Hidden 04/Oct/12 Lead rpt
woodsy 23/Sep/12 Lead
JanBella 19/Sep/12 Lead β
embob 09/Sep/12 Lead

Fantastic moves, loved it.

with Alex
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
efrance24234 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
john morrissey 12/Aug/12 -
with Tim Bertenshaw
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead rpt
monkeyman79 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with David Edmondson
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead dnf
andy gittins ?/Aug/12 2nd
with M Dawes
Mike Hargreaves ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Ben Dowman
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead
adamjeffs 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
joeflan 23/May/12 Lead O/S
Maz J 09/May/12 Lead
Paul Figg 05/May/12 Lead
Andy Chambers 03/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ken Forsyth
markfairbank 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples
lcullum7 20/Apr/12 2nd O/S
D Tempest 15/Apr/12 Lead
Dave Musgrove 22/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Ken Sugget, Bob Larkin
Charlie Zephyr Booth 18/Mar/12 Lead
with alan greig
cem 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with John Evans, Brad Jackson
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
John Postlethwaite 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with John and Nicky
g1m147 ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Mick.
greenroom 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Hugely overrated.

with Matt F
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S
markfairbank 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Paul Sheehan, Mick D
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead
matty123 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tmawer 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Jaime Robertson
Peter Smith 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Mick Leather
lithos 25/Sep/11 Lead

nice climbing

with ali
pebbles 25/Sep/11 Lead dog

rested twice more for mental recomposure than tiredness ;-D. very nice route

with jenny tweedy
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead
timmsy 04/Sep/11 Lead β
with Neil
tech 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good but not the best of it's grade even at this crag. For this look a few routes to the left.

lojant 31/Jul/11 Lead β
with Pawel Gregorczyk
DaveHo 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Excellent route, enjoyed this greatly.

with Janet
tomjagger 25/Jul/11 Lead
with Luke Dyer
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead
steven 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ade
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
LardClimber 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nic Dynes
Sam Parker 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Dad
uphillnow 28/Jun/11 Lead
with trever Good
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Peter Smith 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Simpson, Mick Leather
Hidden 15/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead
ChrisB.19 09/Jun/11 TR
with Anne, George
Nigel Bond 09/Jun/11 2nd
with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
FrankEd 04/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
joeflan 31/May/11 Lead dog
munki1971 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Had a tricky moment in the middle. Brilliant route.

Mattyk 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant moves up the flake

with Wilky
Tim W 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
D Tempest 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
pearson9596 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead O/S
djromberg ??/2011 -
KevB 21/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd dog
Dave Musgrove 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Paul Farrish
Bob 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with S. Harry
Bex_M 17/Oct/10 TR
with Duncan Dunbar
mountain man ed 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead rpt
BicepAndrews 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
selman 10/Sep/10 Lead β
with James Andrews
samrad 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with david (bro)
AlistairB 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Lisa
LisaA 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Lizzie, Alistair
Karlos 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ben
LouiseCowie 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with stvey
tmawer 14/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Paul
Bob 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with S. Harry
tmawer 31/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with andrea
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead
morganator 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Stan Halstead
Vikki Bassek 06/Jul/10 TR dog
with Keith Roberts
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S
the_keef 20/Jun/10 2nd β

Failed the lead (partly due to injured arm) and followed up. Crux is between bolts 3 and 4 after that it's steady. Really nice climb. Will be back for the clean lead.

garburn 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Laura
Conan 15/Jun/10 Lead
with Chris Michalak
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gb05 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Brown
ollyroberts 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ben
riven 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 24/May/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
Andrew1 21/May/10 Lead O/S
with Hulda
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Whillance
Bob 10/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with G. Macauley
Mowglee 27/Mar/10 Lead dog

Had to rest to regain feeling in my fingers. Would be easy in positive temperatures!

with Ali
chris_j_s 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Simon Rackley ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S

really nice climbing all the waY

with tracey baldwin
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Ben1983 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Bob 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with G. Macauley
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
AshWall 29/May/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic feeling at the end+ the view. Pfouah!

with Norman Wilkinson
Sue Underwood 26/May/09 TR dnf
clive-greenwood 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with James Rowe
Rachel S 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Bulls Crack ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Simon D
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead rpt
climbingpixie 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome route

with Andy Hobson
Leelogs 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Chris
Tom Phillips 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with karl
mbambi 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ianburton 15/Mar/09 Lead
Adamec Jan ??/2009 Lead
with Hanka
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
andy gittins ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
GPN 28/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Annette
net 28/Dec/08 2nd
with George
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead
Dave Foster ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Good length and quality all the way. Make sure to go left at the top as it wanders off a bit towards the chain.

with Ian
robert10507 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
maria85 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

First 6a+ :) Awesome flakes, loved it

with Stef
sdi 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Maria
stimpey 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
petegunn 17/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 03/Aug/08 Lead
with Loz
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Booey 27/Jul/08 2nd
Abi Chard 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Carol P
dazbarker 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Howie
ian d f ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Ian
daveclarke5 29/Jun/08 TR
with Andy
Claire S-J ?/May/08 Lead
duzinga 16/Apr/08 Lead dog

took a rest

with Pete
Hidden 16/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Feb/08 -
gonzo_ls9 ??/2008 -
petegunn ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/07 TR O/S
petegunn 14/Sep/07 TR
with Davina
Dave Westby 19/Jul/07 2nd
with Tony Hulme
Hidden 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Jack00 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Short
Tom Phillips 08/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with julian
khawk ?/May/07 Lead
with WH
khawk ?/May/07 Lead
with WH
furry 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Young
spacey 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Stephen Roberts 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Les Jennings and Pete Trewin
butterworthtom 08/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
datoon ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/06 Lead
Graham Iles 24/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Tom Phillips 17/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with leo
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead
Tom Phillips 06/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with John
K Wall 29/Jul/06 Lead
rilem 20/Jul/06 2nd
with Rog S
reg_measures 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with timmy elson
Tom Phillips 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with martyn
Hidden 04/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/05 -
mattnuttall 09/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Jamie Cassidy, Ian Vickers
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Brown 25/Jul/05 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/05 TR O/S
WB 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Jim
Martin Bennett 07/Jun/05 -
with NickH, SW
Martin Bennett 10/May/05 -
with SW
Hidden 01/May/05 Lead O/S
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead
with Mark Barret
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
with gritstone club
Hammy 28/Aug/04 Lead
with Joe Gittens
Hidden 28/Aug/04 2nd
Mark A Humphries 29/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Martin Bennett 31/May/04 -
with NickH
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
sdht ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove ?/Oct/03 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ed Houghton, crabtreer, NeilOMalley, Hidden, munki1971, alexyoung
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