Rockfax Description
This is probably the most popular route in the Leap, it starts at the big flake/groove left of the smooth black wall. Step right from the top of the flake and pull over a bulge. Follow a line of holds up rightwards to a roof. Step back left and make a l-o-n-g pull over this to reach good holds above. Shorties may want to use the two alternative sequences which don't need a reach. Follow the wall above with care, keeping slightly right. © Rockfax

FA. G.Gibson 19.3.84 19/Mar/1984

Ticklists: Huntsmans Leap, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 27/Sep Lead O/S
patrickcd 27/Sep 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep 2nd rpt
poeter210 19/Sep Lead O/S
argentinian machine
James S 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Russell Birkett 04/Sep 2nd
Tim Whitaker
Hidden 03/Sep 2nd dog
Justin T 03/Sep Lead O/S

Whoever pulls off a chunk of the suspect rock on the upper wall and takes that ride won't be arguing for soft E2...

Robin Brooke ?/Sep 2nd

The bulge and then the overlap were the tricky bits for me then cruise to the top...tapping everything before you pull.

Pryan ?/Sep TR
billb ?/Sep Lead

Had seconded before. Great route

pete johnson 11/Aug Lead rpt
Dave Rumney
Dave Rumney 10/Aug 2nd
Pete Johnston
mynyddresident 25/Jul 2nd rpt
danm 19/Jul 2nd

Reach, and reach again!

Brian (Smacks)
Chad123 11/Jul Lead rpt

Found it harder than I remembered but was a bit pumped from Bloody Sunday as a warm up! First bulge took a few goes, second was more technical, more fun and less pumpy. Two stars seems about right...

JonnoP 11/Jul 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul Lead O/S
jamestaylor92 04/Jul 2nd O/S
Jim Brooke 27/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun Lead
CharlieMack 21/Jun 2nd O/S

The long reach isn't too bad. Just need to use some higher, slightly smaller footholds. Im proper small. Pretty steady, great great. Some suspect holds at the top.

anguskille 21/Jun Lead O/S
Dervey 07/Jun Lead O/S
alastairbegley 06/Jun 2nd rpt
tobydunford 06/Jun Lead O/S
Harry Martin
Luxulyan 06/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
climbingpixie 23/May 2nd O/S

Nice introduction to the Leap. Felt pretty easy for the grade and not sure the long reach description is accurate - I didn't struggle on any of the moves and I'm a right shortarse.

Alex Winter 17/May Lead O/S
pearson9596 17/May Lead O/S
ian d f 17/May 2nd rpt
quiffhanger 19/Apr 2nd rpt
adam 24 19/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 12/Apr 2nd β
Andy Cmc
Mike Goldthorp 09/Apr Solo O/S

What a bangin route! Delicate move below and up through the overlap felt super exciting with smeary feet, and the burlier crux was just wild, but the holds are big and juicy - loving the leap!

Adam24B 08/Apr Lead O/S
drysori 07/Apr 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Gary Gibson ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Kirill 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Sopping wet at the start. Pinged off the first move in a surprise hand slip. Glad I placed a wire from the ground. This incident made me a bit nervous, but managed to relax and started enjoying it from the first bulge onwards.

DanielGyi 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Pleased to finally do this. Went up and down at the crux but used guidebook photo beta to good effect!

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ella7 12/Sep/14 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead
Matt Cooke 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Sam Taylor
Hidden 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 20/Aug/14 2nd rpt
tim newton 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 15/Aug/14 2nd rpt

Pretty steady with just a couple of tricky moves.

GuyVG 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S

nice one Bubbles

Dan Hostford 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
VPJB 26/Jul/14 Lead
robw007 18/Jul/14 -
danJBA 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
squicky 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Having been prepared about the crux was a little nervous but it went fine.

Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd
Ross.Cooper 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Patrick Hill 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Paddy, Ross
brices 18/May/14 2nd rpt
john lynch 18/May/14 Lead O/S

brilliant route, What a venue!

Lewis Andrew
alastairbegley 17/May/14 Lead

gutted as I sat on crap gear a few times at the crux due to not trusting the gear, went back to the good gear and climbed it again, and when I finally committed the climbing was steady

Slick 17/May/14 2nd
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead rpt
Llinos C 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Simon Brice
Stefan_Morris 07/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Tom Livingstone 21/Apr/14 2nd β
Hidden 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Brown 19/Apr/14 Lead
Brannock 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

First route in the leap, awesome place, really good route, loads of gear, never to hard, good rests, pretty soft for E2.

simon kimber 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Julian Cooper 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Stuart Knott
owain86 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/14 2nd


simon kimber
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 -
steve.warrington 29/Sep/13 2nd β
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
metal arms 31/Aug/13 2nd
pigeonslipper 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
mikeshewring 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 26/Aug/13 Lead

Really nice climbing..

Lessworkmoreclimbing 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Crux a bit tenuous but did it. Felt a bit bold for me to lead.

Rob84 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Rob Adie
shoulders 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/Jul/13 2nd
Pete the Vet
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd β
brices 13/Jul/13 2nd β
Joe Innes 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
cooperman 07/Jul/13 2nd β
Greg Foster
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dan gibson 04/Jul/13 2nd rpt
michael porter
Stefan_Morris 01/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Jake Young 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Sarah Black ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd O/S
shed_hed 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Spent a loooong time and got pumped before committing to the crux, which was ok in the end but I couldn't get great gear in so not very well protected. Topped out and had a chat with Don Saergent who'd taken photos of me on the route.

Dan Heath
Daniel Heath 05/May/13 2nd rpt

With Darren. Not too bad but thought the undercut traverse was technical.

Olli-C 05/May/13 Lead O/S

First time in the leap. Fun.

Rachel Slater 05/May/13 2nd O/S

First route in the leap!

Tubs 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Probably HVS for tall people, I found getting the first hold to even start the reachy section desperate (5' 5").

Dave M
Dave Musgrove 30/Mar/13 2nd rpt

Trying to keep out of the wind. Felt harder than it used to.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 30/Mar/13 Lead

25 years since we did it as my first big sea cliff lead. Less stressful but just as good.

jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
Sam Melville ??/2013 -
lukehodson 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great route! First time in the leap

ksjs 07/Sep/12 2nd rpt
dav 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Gill B
pembrokeshirecaver 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Fairly stiff cruxes but not reachy with good footwork and use of minor holds.

Stefan_Morris 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Dickon Morris
ojp 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great climbing, never too hard.

Ed morris 10/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Adam Bevan
Dave Foster 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dizz 29/Jul/12 Lead

Very good, must come back and get properly after a few more E2s ... was intimidated by the first crux and rested, then escaped right higher to easier but still very good climbing.

Binder 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Avoided the main roof to the right, up a grassy gully.

theotherpetehill 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ross McKerchar
quiffhanger 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
David Kay 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

First time in the leap, what a place! The lower section was very damp (spring tides probably soaked it) then brilliant climbing above, particularly getting past the first bulge.

Mel Michon
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 04/Jun/12 2nd
thetradlad 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Harry Thorpe 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Not reachy with a bit of technique. Great to finally get down the leap though, what a crag!

richiebongo 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Nick Smith
Ramon Marin 26/May/12 Lead O/S
ciaran tracey
Hidden 07/May/12 2nd
chris_B 05/May/12 2nd
melonmike 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
cayteye 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
stephen pearson
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Wil.Hooke 15/Oct/11 2nd dog

Excellent route, an inspiration to get to the E numbers!

Dan Wicks, Olly
AlexD 02/Oct/11 2nd
Sophie Nunn 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Had to climb in two pitches to avoid the incoming tide. The l-o-n-g move isn't necessary - there are other ways to do the move around the second bulge.

Ann Chong
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ollie B 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S

stretch isnt that bad if you use your feet.

thomasadixon 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Matthew Robinson 08/Aug/11 2nd
redjerry ?/Aug/11 TR O/S
James Oswald 06/Jul/11 2nd O/S

First climbing out of huntsmans. Seconded Jon. Was ok - big reaches.

msoldn 04/Jul/11 Lead rpt

great moves all the way, great gear

Andy L
jacobjlloyd 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mountain.martin 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Good protectyion but you have to move above it a bit on the two bulges

benchwarmer 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Stone Muppet 05/Jun/11 Lead β

HVS for the tall..?

AJM 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Cool route, first lead in the Leap. Good gear, fun moves... Oddly enough I found the first bulge nails and the second bulge duff. The route was nicely chalked which was useful.

tommytuffa 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
howard, ollie b
Jon_Warner 29/May/11 Lead O/S

First route in the leap. Brilliant. Long move not an issue with a pleasant alternative sequence.

Dan P
Joughton 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 27/May/11 Lead O/S

First time in the leap and abbed in without rock shoes... What a tit! Climbed out for last route of a gruelling (but great) day in partners boots, 2 sizes too big and 3 layers on. Horrible mess, overheating and nastily strung out at crux. What a route though.... And what a place!

al99 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead
centurion05 01/May/11 2nd
Daniel Heath 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Really fun

Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
benkelsey 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

been on the tick-list for ages. first time in the leap (stunning) made a mess of the first roof but found the second ok after finding a good sequence. took fookin ages though - sorry guys.

John Roe 29/Apr/11 2nd
centurion05 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dan gibson 24/Apr/11 2nd rpt
richard lade
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Lane 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

fairly good, but a bit polished.

Fran S8 29/Aug/10 Lead
Misha 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Second route in the Leap and last one of the day. The tide was just a few metres away from Phil by the time he started seconding. Really nice route, deserves three stars. More sustained than Shape Up but the couple of cruxy sections over bulges are both easier than the start of Shape Up, making for a more balanced route. E2 only because a bit bold on the cruxes.

philhilo 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Very straight forward and well protected.

Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd β
cem 29/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Mark O'Neill
chiverstom 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 28/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
Dr Caterpillar 24/Aug/10 2nd O/S

nice undercut on the crux, bit different from standard pembroke fare

Graham Iles 15/Aug/10 Lead
Neil Stabbs
greenclimb 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
d_meacher 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
irish paul 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Dave Ripley
Brian Rodgers 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice to do a route in Huntsmans. E2 is probably about right - but a fairly easy one.

Rich Kirby 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt
nige 05/Aug/10 Lead
richard kirby
Mark Warnett ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

great climb with an awesome crux, great gear and much easier than it looks

Ed morris 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S

avoided the proper line and escaped up the exit avoiding the overhang. The moves above the first threads were solid.

Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 12/Jun/10 Lead
Mandy T
DanH9883 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
hepitt 23/May/10 2nd dog

Had a bit of 'assistance' for the hard move!

Rob Pitt
Rob Pitt 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Helen Pitt
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
metal arms 03/May/10 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 02/May/10 Lead
Duncan Campbell 26/Feb/10 2nd dog

fell of making the move that Ballsford made when he went off route - was right at limit of my reach till managed the crux reach though...just!

Hidden 26/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
phil64 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Paul Bowen 26/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead β
Paul Bowen 13/Sep/09 Lead β
ian d f 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Pete H
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead β
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 17/Aug/09 2nd
Shauna 16/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Shauna 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd rpt
belay bunny turned bad 21/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Jessie Rushbrooke 19/Jun/09 2nd
lukea 30/May/09 Lead O/S
ksjs 24/May/09 Lead O/S

really good fun, very classic with a tricky crux that feels quite run out (but youd be fine if you fell).

Hidden 02/May/09 Lead β
simonp ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Neil Stabbs
Tim M 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
climbergg 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Tim Steward 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Steve Cayzer
Ed Booth 13/Sep/08 2nd

alot better climbing and rock than the dirty appearance. good crux.

stuc 10/Aug/08 2nd
sara n 27/Jul/08 2nd


Neville Contractor
Greg Pittam 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Andrew Bitmead
Owen W-G 18/May/08 Lead O/S

First visit to the leap. Bit of a soft touch, felt easier than Shape Up.

Chad123 05/May/08 Lead rpt

Bit more run out than I remembered it, but short, sharp cruxes. The munchkins found the long reaches hard work...

Sam and Susie
jfreeman 03/May/08 2nd
Ben Freeman
bfreeman 03/May/08 Lead β
Jon Freeman
sam83 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
dannyboy83 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Andy Webster
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
jfreeman 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Ben Freeman
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
Paz 17/Jun/07 2nd rpt
tom_1985 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Alex Mason 04/May/07 Lead O/S

Slightly dissapointed with this despite good crux sections.

Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead β
Hidden 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
drysori ??/2007 Lead
david morse ?/Aug/06 Lead rpt
charlotte turtle
clipskipper 17/Jul/06 2nd dog

Fantastic setting, couple of tricky sections, including one that pitched me off.

Davey Boy
dan gibson 02/Jul/06 Lead rpt
Ben1983 ?/May/06 Lead β
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead
Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Si Clapham ??/2006 -
ian caton ??/2006 Lead O/S
Jus ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/May/05 2nd

Tried the direct method on the crux this time. Not too tricky if you find the hold and not as reachy as its reputation suggests.

Susan Hatchell
Alan James - UKC and UKH 15/May/05 Lead

Found a cunning left-hand method to do the crux using a tiny undercut and avoiding any long reaches.

Hidden 08/May/05 Lead O/S
Paul Evans ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Kev Power
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
phardman 03/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Jack G
goi.ashmore 30/May/04 Lead O/S
Roy Thomas
cem 02/May/04 Lead O/S
Rod Strachan
LC ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead
spidey 24/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 27/Aug/01 -
Adrian Pedley
Andy Edgar ??/2001 Lead
Laramadness 19/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/00 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
John Southworth 01/May/99 Lead O/S
Stone Elworthy
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
WB ??/1999 Lead O/S
GuyM ??/1999 -
nickdonohue 29/Aug/98 Lead
Rich Kirby 01/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Mark Kemball 11/Aug/97 AltLd
Bill McKee, Chris Graffton
Hidden 19/Apr/97 Lead
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1997 Lead O/S
Karen Ghiselli
SteveRi ??/1997 Lead
mikej 18/Aug/95 Lead
Nick Salmon
Stoney Boy 06/May/95 2nd O/S
Al Reid
AlanLittle 20/Mar/95 Lead
Colin Edwards ??/1995 Lead O/S
Colin Edwards 28/Aug/94 Lead
michael burrows 20/Aug/94 Lead O/S
andy boorman
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
Hidden 19/Jun/94 Lead
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/94 Lead
Chris Ellis 26/Aug/93 Lead

A fantastic pitch

Rachel Nicolson
Iain Thow 06/Jun/93 2nd

Mostly 5a except for top overhang.

John ?
innes ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
keefe 20/Apr/92 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 20/Apr/92 -
lithos ?/Apr/92 2nd
john byrne
Hidden 20/Jul/91 2nd
Billg ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
jfletcher 16/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Roget 31/Mar/91 Lead O/S
whispering nic ??/1991 -
Hidden 01/Oct/90 2nd O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
ChrisJD 28/Jun/90 2nd
ChrisJD 13/May/90 Lead
Andy Say 06/May/90 Lead
Bruce Kerr 15/Apr/90 2nd
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
shark 28/May/89 Lead
Seb Grieve
William Robertson ??/1989 Lead O/S
Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Nigel Coe ??/1989 Lead

Approx date

Mike Scott, Tim Dunsby
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29/May/88 Lead

First E2

Dave Musgrove 29/May/88 2nd

David's 1st E2 lead

steve taylor ?/May/88 Lead
vic radvills
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/87 Lead
Alan James - UKC and UKH 23/Aug/87 Lead
Tudor Griffiths
Billg 25/Jul/87 Lead O/S
Dave Gregory
Hidden 24/Jul/87 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/87 -
Steve Crowe 17/Apr/87 Lead O/S
PaulTanton ?/Apr/87 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1987 -
Nigel Coe ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
shark ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
Gregory ?/Jun/86 Lead
Hidden 03/May/86 2nd
Mark Kemball 24/Aug/85 Lead
Dave McCann
Mike Owen 17/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Ian Carr
Dave Musgrove 22/Apr/84 Lead O/S
Pete Finklaire
steve L 01/Apr/84 Lead O/S
Alun Richardson
High E3
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Mid E2
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High E1
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High 5c
Mid 5c
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High 5b
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High 5a
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Style of ascent
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