Rockfax Description
The other popular route on the slab is the central line. Start below the middle of the slab and climb the crack to the bulge, pull through this using twin cracks. Finish direct, or traverse left to join and finish up Sixth Crack. © Rockfax

FA. K.Wilson 4.4.80 04/Apr/1980

AngelaC 05/Sep Lead
ADConway 29/Aug Lead O/S
with Wrekin MC
John Nuttall 14/Aug Lead
with Sharon
harold walmsley 13/Aug 2nd O/S

In drizzle

with Charles, Rob Davies
Charles Kinniburgh 13/Aug 2nd
Rob Davies 13/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Aug Lead
Hidden 28/Jun 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jun Lead
hotfeet 24/May Lead
with Juan
Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
Richard Goodey ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
stevelismore 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Drinkall
Steve Lenartowicz 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Clare
WrekinMC 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kiwi
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JClimb 02/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Peter Milner
stujamac 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rick Sewards
Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd O/S
jon bradley 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Styles
timstyles 22/Jun/14 2nd β
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
oddtoast 25/May/14 2nd
with Gav
BicycleBradley 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Trisha
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead
Pete Nugent 21/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Arrived about 2 pm on Easter Monday to find the crag deserted!

with John Venier
hazeysunshine 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Ann B
vanderz 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S


with Simon
onlyfoddington 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Harder for longer than I expected. A really cool traverse.

bigbobbyking 13/Apr/14 2nd
with David Brock
Cockman 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with James Weale
neuromancer 31/Aug/13 Lead dnf
NeilGriffiths 26/Aug/13 Lead
with Rodger, Paul Morgan
Matt1234 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
freemanTom 18/Aug/13 Lead

Really enjoyed this one. Good rock and moves.

with Claire Williams
cas54321 07/Aug/13 2nd
with Chris
hannahmmt 07/Aug/13 2nd
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 06/Aug/13 Lead
with Pete Kelly
Qisheng Xie 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Scott Kent, Jonathan Jones
JonathanJones 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Scott
Hidden 05/Jun/13 -
Hidden 28/May/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Mel
pete40 07/May/13 Lead
riddle 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Derek
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd
Woodiee 04/May/13 Lead O/S

actually did the correct line as opposed to everyone else at the crag who seemed to bear left far to early... cracking route

Leelogs 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with SCC
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead
louby 02/Mar/13 Lead

easy up to the break but fun all the way and nicely long.

chris_B 02/Mar/13 2nd
haz rudry ??/2013 2nd
jcw ??/2013 -
hannahmmt ??/2013 Lead
with Jenny
JamesP ??/2013 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 25/Aug/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
AndrewP 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

With T, S and F. Felt serious!

FelixPeterken 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Dan Lane 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good route with some interesting moves. Unfortunately a guy fell off the Gadfly just as i was about to do the crux and broke his ankle quite badly! It took me a while to compose myself and do the move. Some pretty impressive helicopter flying though!

with Vicky Jennings, Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Seconded on my own after Vix stayed back to keep an eye on the injured climber. Lovely slab climbing tho.

BALD EAGLE 23/Jun/12 Lead
with Sarah Flint, Rob Horler
themadbrown 06/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with james
Anta Misina 06/Jun/12 2nd
Jams Crwca 06/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Little AndyH 07/May/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ken Tebay
James Oswald 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Some nice moves. struggled to get gear to seat on this.

Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mr. K 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
mark20 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Giles Davis 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Angus Ruddle
ads 14/Aug/11 2nd
Mark Kemball 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bowen
Jonathan Emett 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with karen, jimbo
mick1jones 30/May/11 Lead O/S
with Guy, Dave Wilkinson
Rob Hirst 29/May/11 Lead O/S
climbingchica 29/May/11 2nd
gritrash0 ?/May/11 -
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Jams Crwca 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Pat
Lev 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
31770 ??/2011 -
jase burnard ??/2011 2nd O/S
smolders 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Loic
kitkat78 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 29/Aug/10 Lead
with Kat
christensena 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with PJ
mloskot 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pantera
hazeysunshine 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave
Shauna 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Blisco 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Rather awkward diagonal moves getting over the bulge took quite some time to work out.

with Chris Holly
johang 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S

had to traverse across to the route on the right to rescue number 10 nut from the previous lead. quite exciting. maybe a link up of these routes?

Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Giles Davis 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Mossie Davis 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead
Norman_P_W 30/May/10 2nd
with Bob M
Danhan 08/May/10 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead
agibb 02/May/10 Lead O/S
petegruf 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with luke g
Little AndyH 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd O/S
misskebab 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Edd Reed
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
Rick Ashton ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with andy gibb
Tim W 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S
leerybunny 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Sarah Black 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
Indy Nile 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Max Streeton
Mark_RMC 20/Jun/09 Lead

Another great fun line up crystal slabs. All the routes here are similar, but they are all good fun.

with Michelle
trevor macalonan 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
sara n 13/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Karl Blanchet
kleinej 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jayne J
OffshoreAndy 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jade
mattparratt 23/May/09 Lead
tim_mcd 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Manchi 03/May/09 2nd

Yong learnt to belay lead on twin ropes.

with Yong, tim_mcd
Ed morris 02/May/09 Lead β
with arthur
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead
PanzerHanzler 02/May/09 Lead O/S
carriegold 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
@ndy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

The crux is shorter but sharper than the gadfly. It's doesn't relent as quickly as you might expect after the overlap. Excellent route (even if it is a slab).

with Fiona
Hidden 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd
oldgrey ?/Jul/08 -
with Virgil Scott
d_meacher 22/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Trisha Murphy 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
sara n 08/Jun/08 2nd
with John Eales
d_meacher 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Cardi 24/May/08 2nd O/S

Funky moves over overlap

with Dunc M
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead dnf
ksjs 05/May/08 Lead O/S


PhillipG 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth
davidgc 03/May/08 2nd
Edd Reed ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Donna Mawson
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Tom Gadsden 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Kit
Kit Gillibrand 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Rollo 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Tricky on overlap and higher up

with Mike
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gibbo21 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Robert
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
tjw_78 05/May/07 2nd O/S

Lovely climb - I can do it!

with Dave Hall
Jonny M 05/May/07 2nd O/S
GiveHerHelen 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Teddington
Hidden 06/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Jesse Dufton ??/2007 Lead
with Helen Gibson
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead
Oliver Sherman 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Seb Bouron
ASchwirtz 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First VS 4c lead in too many years!

with Mike Nuttall
K Wall 17/Apr/06 2nd
with Martin
timreynolds 17/Sep/05 Lead
with Chris Lodge
Hidden 28/Aug/05 2nd
Ann S ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Dave Suddall
jamie ward 30/May/05 2nd O/S
with Tom Skipworth
Steve_Fozz 01/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/05 Lead rpt
shazbat ?/Mar/05 Lead
with Tom N
babymoac 29/Aug/04 Lead
with Natasha Greer
Abi Chard ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/May/04 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/04 Lead O/S

Probably took a differant line to the guides

with Alan Selby
Digger 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
dicky79 ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Vic Odell
Howard J 24/Aug/03 2nd
with Nigel Leeson
Marq 08/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Digger 26/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
jamie ward ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with John Howes
alan moore ??/2003 -
Laramadness 05/Aug/02 2nd
with ST
Hammy 01/Aug/02 TR
Ben1983 ?/May/02 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/May/02 Lead
with Rob B
Neil Henson ??/2002 2nd
with Tim Cooper
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/01 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Steve Gray
Nigel Coe 27/Aug/00 Lead
with Norman Wright
Hidden 05/Aug/00 2nd
cem 30/Apr/00 2nd
with Miles Butteriss
Rog Wilko ?/May/99 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 11/Oct/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/98 2nd O/S
auld al ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
rachm2004 23/Aug/97 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 02/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/97 Lead
craig h 29/Mar/97 2nd rpt
with Janet Hannah
Colin Edwards 20/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Simon Gough Brown
Hidden 02/Apr/95 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
michael burrows 03/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with john roberts
Hidden 30/May/94 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/93 2nd
Iain Thow 18/Apr/93 Lead
with Rob Ivens
GAtkins 01/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with Tim Noble
Hidden 19/Jul/91 2nd
Tony Buckley ?/Aug/90 AltLd
with Tony Jinks
Andy Say 04/May/90 2nd
Rob Davies ?/May/89 2nd
with Mick Moss
steve taylor ?/Apr/89 2nd
with mark grover
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
hazeysunshine ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Phil, Jane
Mike Owen 20/Apr/84 -
with Elaine Owen
mike bridges 18/Jul/81 2nd O/S
with Neil Gregory, Kevin Bridges
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