Rockfax Description
The easiest climb in the Leap gives good climbing up the groove line right of the smooth brown wall. From the top of the lower groove, tricky moves back left gain the upper corner to the right of the large roof. Follow this, with care, to the top. © Rockfax

FA. A.Sharpe 17/Jun/1978

Ticklists: Huntsmans Leap, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Dan Hostford 30/Apr Lead O/S

Good warm up route. Jo almost got it clean but her foot slipped.

Jotrendell 30/Apr 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
arthur_de_briton 20/Sep/15 Lead
with cat mckenna
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
James S 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with rich
Russell Birkett 04/Sep/15 2nd
with Tim Whitaker
Hidden ?/Sep/15 2nd
Paula Ryan ?/Sep/15 TR
PaulTanton 17/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Mark Grist 17/Aug/15 2nd
Joughton 07/Aug/15 2nd O/S
LJKing 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Started leading but retreated. Ended up seconding in rain. Great climb.

with Paul Clarkson
Didymus 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Paul
Gregory 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with rob grant
Hidden 16/Jul/15 Lead
brices 12/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Llinos
Llinos C 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Brice
james.slater 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Just before the tide came in, pretty rubbish, and probably no easier than Beast from the undergrowth.

Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Jonny Nick 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great route, looks like could be very loose but good rock and great moves. Bottom section wet and bold so a bit scary (E2 perhaps?) Pretty tired at the top after seconding Simon on Quiet Waters.

james1978 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with pam
alastairbegley 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Stunning climb, really enjoyed this. The cc book has this at e2, climbing is really e1 but with the extra intimidation of the leap

with Richard
tobydunford 06/Jun/15 2nd β
with Harry Martin
Luxulyan 06/Jun/15 2nd
with Alastair
MichaelGallimore 25/May/15 Lead rpt
with Ben Philips
Ramon Marin 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with viki harvey
Alex Winter 17/May/15 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Cmc
drysori 07/Apr/15 Lead
JGriffiths 06/Apr/15 2nd
chris wyatt 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

1st in the leap and first full length pitch of the season which got me thinking that climbing walls and bouldering do not do anything for your feet.

with jake
Nick Wallis ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Cooke
tradandybrown ?/Apr/15 -
with Rob andrews
Gary Gibson ??/2015 -
DanielGyi 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Nichola
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hard for E1 but an awesome first experience of the Leap.

Ellie Fuller 07/Sep/14 2nd

Awesome climb, would love to lead one day!

Apharri 29/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Dave Wharton
Matt Cooke 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
John Nuttall 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Elisabeth
mynyddresident 16/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with KP
Hidden 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
JM 27/Jul/14 Lead
JM 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Stevo
Ed Booth 25/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Anna Pugh
Adam Booth 25/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Olga Murden, Mike Grant
1poundSOCKS 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Bloody hard, greasy start over some ankle snapping boulders, with hard to find small gear. Not even much fun after that, with some loose rock. About 5m of good climbing in total. Next time Beast is busy, I'll prusik out.

MorganPreece 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S

After jumping the Leap.. awesome day :)

monsteratt 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Enjoyed this a lot. Nice gentle introduction to the leap!

with Andy Cummins
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mossrug 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with tony penning
VPJB ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden 28/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/May/14 2nd rpt
brices 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Decidly shakey hungover ascent

with Llinos
James Marshall 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with maddy
Justin T 16/May/14 2nd
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
simon kimber 21/Apr/14 2nd
with Rich Howell
Rob Pitt 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lee Roberts
owain86 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ??/2014 Lead RP
mike mo ??/2014 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2014 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 -
with Helena Robinson
Stefan_Morris ??/2014 2nd
with Andy
steve.warrington 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
gjd 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

hard initial moves, but steady after.

with Hutch
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
shoulders 30/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with jon shewring, mike shewring, andy sharp
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd rpt
jkarran 26/Aug/13 2nd

Bolder at the bottom and better than I remember it

with Smith, Aly
Adam Booth 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Ellen Cobby 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Rob84 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Adie
dan gibson 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with jacquie robinson
hannahmmt 08/Aug/13 2nd
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 06/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/Jul/13 2nd
with Pete the Vet
Harri777 13/Jul/13 2nd
with Dale
ksjs 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Trickier than hoped for or remembered :( Still great and glorious to pull on with lovely morning sun hitting the wall and tranquility permeating the Leap.

dan gibson 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with alice thompson
Alice Thompson 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Sarah Black ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 25/May/13 2nd
Olli-C 05/May/13 2nd O/S

Rach started up Quiet Waters Direct but couldn't figure out where to go and ended up on this.

Rachel Slater 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Started up QWD then chickened out. Maybe next year..

Tubs 01/Apr/13 Lead β

Hard start and pleasant above. I backed off this years ago.

with Dave M
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
Dave Reeve 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Stefan_Morris 01/Sep/12 Lead rpt
cbeard 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Excellent climbing, E2 or high E1 for the start and position.

with Martin, Dickon Morris
Ed morris 22/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jams Crwca 22/Aug/12 2nd

1st climb in the leap.

with Dickon
PaulTanton 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
Tim Rodgers 04/Jun/12 2nd
richiebongo 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Max Smith, Nick Smith
david wands 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
chris_B 05/May/12 Lead
hamish2016 05/May/12 2nd
with chris_B
david morse 13/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Classic escape route!

with Josh,Nath+Mikey
tlmarjot 08/Apr/12 TR O/S
with Alex Cannon
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
bigdrew 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ann Chong
thomasadixon 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Mike
catblack 16/Aug/11 2nd dog

Didn't enjoy this route. It was wet and greasy and horrible, and to think i was gonna try and lead it. I reckon e2, especially if greasy.

Andrew Barker 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S

The tide was nearly in so I took a belay a few metres up so Cat could avoid a wetting! Seemed every bit the E2 it's given in the CC guide. I also thought it was massively over-rated.

Ollie B 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with L.Postlewaith
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Shauna 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Nicer climbing than it looks

with Jules
Haydn Jones 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

solid E1 but no more.

feilx 02/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Andy L
benchwarmer 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Konrad
tommytuffa 04/Jun/11 2nd
with max, ollie b
Stone Muppet 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice. Stopped voting on grades as I think I'm getting them wrong!

with ah, am
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 28/May/11 Lead O/S

Felt easier than Beast yesterday but hard for warming up and confidence was low after a bad start to the day. Quite intricate and sustained in places but very enjoyable

frost 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Pete H, D Garry
A Crook 28/May/11 2nd O/S

Same as most people the fisrt route in the leap. Bold start with some ankle snapping boulders below. Enjoyable sustained climbing throughtout but nothing hard and out of character. I can see why it gets E2 though, reduces the number of people having to jug back up the rope.

mux 28/May/11 2nd
with Pete Harrison, frost
Daniel Heath 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

What a brilliant rock to climb on

with Remus
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
John Roe 29/Apr/11 2nd
centurion05 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd
jkarran 26/Apr/11 Lead
with Aly
Toby Dunn 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy Reeve
Pete Graham 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
owenH ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Julian Wedd ??/2011 Lead
with A. Howarth
mwatson ??/2011 -
Fran S8 29/Aug/10 Lead
Misha 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S

First route in the Leap. Found the first few moves hard for 5b and insecure due to polish. Gets better higher up but on the whole not as good as The Beast from the Undergrowth and definitely not a good warm up.

with Phil
philhilo 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Bottom is sooo polished and was damp too. Very worrying stiff few moves to an RP at about 3m. Easy then to the mud and grass at the top.

with misha
cem 29/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Mark O'Neill
Pippa 29/Aug/10 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead
Mike Goldthorp 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Continuously good climbing all the way up, some trickier sections and sweet laybacking but some good rests too. Bomber gear, sometimes quite spaced.

Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/10 2nd
wolf.leeb 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with nic
mynyddresident 22/Aug/10 2nd
with wolf
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
d_meacher 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
irish paul 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Ripley
Rich Kirby 06/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Nige
Jessie Rushbrooke 11/Jul/10 Lead β
with GF
JonBrown 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

This guy just keeps on going! Excellent route with some quality gear

with Arnaud
Ed Booth 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Audrey Seguy 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Billg 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S

According to my diary it seems I seconded this years ago - no recollection at all - senility is really setting in !

with Ralph Giles
ASchwirtz 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Cocky
adam coxsell 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with ant
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
gnc760 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Average route in an incredible place.

with James Kay
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 02/Jun/10 Lead β
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Ed morris 03/May/10 Lead O/S

First climb in the leap. A bit polished but it didn't seem to matter. The moves into the left crack are fun. :)

with arthur
irish paul 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Duncan Campbell 26/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Awesome! Didn't feel too well night before so was a bit nervous but it was fine hardest bit is getting off the ground, ample gear though i ran it out quite bit. take care on upper corner. Top-E1

Hidden 26/Feb/10 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
phil64 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
alek 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Lane
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Paul Bowen 26/Sep/09 Lead β
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
ian d f 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

found this harder than the beast. first bit felt scary - gears not till quite high and its not all that easy at the bottom

with Pete H
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Chris Craggs 22/Aug/09 2nd

We used to think it was HVS but maybe we were wrong!

with Colin Binks
Oliver Sherman 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
lukea 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Nathan M
alaan 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead
Jessie Rushbrooke 19/Jun/09 2nd
with GF
steveb2006 14/Jun/09 Lead

Vals first 'Leap' route

Chad123 16/May/09 AltLd O/S

E1 I reckon as easier than Beast. Quite nice moves in the middle but rest is a bit rambly. Made harder by having to climb the first bit with sea foam coating both shoes!!

with Humble and Emily
Ben1983 03/May/09 Lead O/S
ksjs 02/May/09 Lead O/S

probably just merits E2 as start is quite bold and theres some spaced gear above. overall pretty steady though. the crux (moving left from groove) has nice moves off the good pocket. easy (for me at least) to get a bit spreadeagled here before working out best method. great route with lovely incuts at the top

Hidden 02/May/09 2nd rpt
going going gone 16/Apr/09 2nd
Paz 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with R?
stuc 10/Aug/08 2nd
with morse
david morse 08/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with corns
Greg Pittam 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
lukea 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Al
Castleclimber 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Daniel Leite
jonnybull ?/Jun/08 2nd β
with Nils, Alban
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
sam83 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/07 2nd
feilx 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Heather
Alex Mason 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Lead to escape the leap, taken at a sprint. think i only had chance to stop to place 4 bits of kit. On an absolute high after head hunter.

dannyboy83 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Andy Webster
Hidden 16/Aug/07 Lead O/S
bfreeman ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Freeman
gonggashan ?/Aug/07 2nd
with Dan Perrott
Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
centurion05 ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with chris thorne
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
haydng ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
drysori ??/2007 Lead
GuyM ??/2007 -
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd
dan gibson 02/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with martina
John Southworth ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Jakubowski
ASchwirtz 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Paz 01/May/06 2nd dog

swung over for a nut in Fitzcoraldo.

with AR2
Hidden 01/May/06 2nd O/S
cornishben 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
david morse 29/Apr/06 2nd dog
with chris todd
Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Si Clapham ??/2006 -
nathanmanc ??/2006 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/05 Lead O/S
just one more 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with tim b
joe_alexander 01/May/05 2nd β
with Steve Pickette
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Kev Power
datoon 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with RT
Urgles ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Jack G
cem 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Rod Strachan
lukea 09/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with Al
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/03 Lead O/S
LC ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
robbo157 ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
shoulders 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with tanya, mart, dai
Rock Fairy ?/Mar/02 2nd
with david
Hidden 31/May/01 Lead O/S
sadams 27/Aug/00 2nd
with Tom Briggs
Hidden 30/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
with ciaran troup
Hidden 12/Aug/99 -
WB 13/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden 02/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
dickypips ??/1999 -

good climb

with jeff clapham
nickdonohue 29/Aug/98 Lead
innes ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Jon Bracey
Hidden 04/May/98 Lead O/S
lorens holm ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 05/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1997 2nd
NeilGriffiths 21/Oct/96 Lead
with Paul Tucker
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
mikej 18/Aug/95 2nd
with Nick Salmon
Stoney Boy 06/May/95 Lead O/S
with Al Reid
Andy Say 15/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 -
Colin Edwards 25/Aug/94 Lead
michael burrows 20/Aug/94 2nd
with andy boorman
jfletcher 14/Aug/94 Lead O/S
steveb2006 19/Jun/94 2nd
with Terry Thornton
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/94 2nd
with Hugh
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Chris Ellis 24/Aug/93 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
Iain Thow 06/Jun/93 2nd

Sustained, fell off crack section several times

with John ?
Robmwatt ??/1993 -
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/Jun/92 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
mikej 20/Jun/92 2nd
with Mike Byles
Roget 04/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with jon
whispering nic 04/Aug/91 Lead
with Graham Iles
steveb2006 20/Jul/91 2nd

After I fail on Quiet Waters (hard start)again

with Simon Mee
Rich Kirby ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/90 Lead
Bruce Kerr 15/Apr/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
William Robertson ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
steveb2006 10/Sep/88 Lead

After failing on Ivory Tower (wet) and Quite Waters (too hard)

with Andy Hartog (Hedge)
Mike Owen 25/Aug/88 2nd rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/1988 Lead O/S
steve taylor ?/Aug/87 Lead
with Steve Williams
Billg 24/Jul/87 2nd
with Dave Gregory
Dave Musgrove 22/Apr/87 Lead
with Pete Finklaire
Neil R 18/Apr/87 2nd
with Mark
Steve Crowe 18/Apr/87 Lead O/S
PaulTanton ?/Apr/87 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1987 -
Nigel Coe ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
keefe 18/Feb/86 -
Gregory ??/1986 Lead
Mark Kemball 24/Aug/85 Lead
with Dave McCann
Hidden 30/Apr/85 -
Dave Musgrove 22/Apr/84 2nd
with Pete Finklaire
Mike Owen 07/Apr/83 Lead O/S
with Phil Ralph
steve L 17/Jun/78 2nd
with Pete, sharpie
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