61m, 3 pitches. Start from the horizontal bit of Jack's Rake which is just before the dangerous bad step. A few metres right of the start of Aardvark is an easy-looking crack/groove line.
1. 4b Follow the crack/groove (steeper and harder than it looks) to belay on a comfortable ledge on the left.
2. 4b A bold pitch. Climb the gentle slab above, moving right to stand below a right-facing corner groove guarded by a steep little bulge. Obtain as much pro as you can find. Overcome the bulge and move left into a similar groove on good holds but no gear. Repeat the manoeuvre to reach a slab which mercifully supplies good pro. Continue up the narrowing slab until it more or less ends and then shimmy rightwards round the arÍte into a large corner groove the lower part of which is part of Cook's Tour. Reach an awkward stance with awkward anchors from which awkward rope management may re-unite you with your second.
3. 4b Climb the right facing corner above the stance (not the slanting groove) and continue steeply over some suspicious looking ringing flakes from which the impressive looking left facing corner on your right can be reached and climbed to an abrupt finish.
A fairly long scramble and rightwards wander leads to the walkers' descent from which the Great Gully descent can be reached to return to the foot of Jack's Rake.

Ticklists: Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.


ClimberDateStyle
DubyaJamesDubya 17/Jul AltLd O/S
with Stewart Moody
UnkArl 27/Jun Lead O/S

Ben lead all 3 pitches - good varied climbing on lovely rough rock.

with Ben
bsparky 27/Jun Lead
Hidden 25/Jun Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 18/Jun Solo
nicks 18/Jun AltLd
with Ian Ackerley
gazfellows 28/May Lead

Brilliant route but not much gear on the second pitch and a very loose block on the crux section. Beware !!!!

with Nic
scott gibson 22/May AltLd
with graeme read
joermann 13/May AltLd
odox 08/May Lead O/S
with Ciara
Helen Boothman 07/May AltLd
Hidden 06/May AltLd O/S
Mike-W-99 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Good climbing in great grippy rock. Led 1 & 3.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Led the bold pitch 2. Nice climbing on great rock. Rope drag belaying at top of pitch 2 is a pain.

with Mike
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 04/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Linked P1 and 2 by accident and missed out the step left, so ended up climbing the dirty groove.

with Sam
sjsh 04/Jul/15 AltLd
gav 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Graham ran P1, 2 and some of 3 together. I lead the final corner crack. Lovely rock.

with Luke, Graham
lukeapayne 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Graham, Gavin
Nigel Coe 11/Jun/15 AltLd
with Pete Kelly
Sam_Marsland 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Howitt
Tom124 20/Apr/15 2nd
Lee Sheard 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

pitch 1 and 2

with iain
rob.grafton 09/Apr/15 AltLd
with Chris Wright
Ed 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Good friction throughout and the gear is there for the diligent!

K Mckay 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Ed
Rog Wilko 24/Aug/14 AltLd

Excellent route, well done Max for finding it. Great route finding. Led middle pitch, where a very steady approach is needed - long gap between bits of gear. For those who want beta you get some OK gear before climbing into the first corner groove and your next piece is after you've got into the third groove. Fortunately the holds are good small sharp things on the top quality Pavey rock. Top pitch is also a stunner. For what it's worth I agree with the 4b but the boldness makes it VS+ (not the VS- given in the guide).

with Pete Nugent
Pete Nugent 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1 & 3. Pitch 2 is bold with poor gear. Don't fall off!

Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
steve prior ?/Jul/14 AltLd
with Andy C
twoplates 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Adam Milward
john max 29/Jun/14 AltLd
with Jen Maxfield
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
erica 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch.

with Dave Hunter
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches, I led 1st pitch.

with Jeanie
redshapedfriday 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 31/May/14 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
jbb 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led p2. P3 was the best. Quite an interesting route but with slightly dirty rock in places.

Bertbee 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben
Petarghh 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
RM199 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
carl_123 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
pete40 21/Jul/13 AltLd
with martin
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Martin Bennett 08/Aug/12 -
with AlanB, RA
Conan ??/2012 -

Spent a bit of time cleaning this route. 1st full ascent of all 3 pitches

with Max Biden
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
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