Rockfax Description
The prominent crack in the side wall of the rubble-filled gully. Start at the bottom of the crack and climb to the top. Steep and awkward but quite satisfying.
There is an eliminate called The Wake, E4 6a which starts up the Kraken and tackles the wall on the right. © Rockfax

FA. S.Monks 10.78 Oct/1978

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead O/S
Brian H 15/Aug 2nd O/S

Much more enjoyable than it looks.

mynyddresident 07/Aug Lead O/S

Needed big gear for the top, didn't have any... Enjoyed it though .

soph 16/Jul 2nd rpt
Adam Brown
pearson9596 04/Jul Lead O/S
ian d f 04/Jul 2nd O/S

Not sure whether this was enjoyable or not. Probably better in the afternoon, once the moisture has gone!

FlavioL1989 25/May Lead O/S
morganator 25/May Lead
Nicky Parkin
mike lawrence? 09/Apr Lead
Andrew1 05/Apr Lead
Hidden 05/Apr 2nd
Monster 18/Mar 2nd O/S
Robin Neath, Steve Quinton
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
nickstephens 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
gg4419 08/Sep/14 2nd O/S
valecoastclimber 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
simon kimber 05/Sep/14 2nd
Rob Andrews
Misha 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
dan gibson 30/Aug/14 2nd rpt
tim newton 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for years. Better than it looks! Glad to have a biggish cam for the top.

Olli-C 03/May/14 Lead dnf

Broke a large foothold at the bottom, got to below the wide crack at bottled it.

shed_hed 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Greasy at the start. Actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would!

PaulTanton 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Just one hard move at the start, but not very hard. The rest is steady, fun climbing. Lot better than it looks.

dswansonlow 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
steve.warrington 31/Aug/13 Lead β
Lessworkmoreclimbing 27/Aug/13 2nd RP

Fell off at bottom trying to get gear out. Lowered down and did whole route clean from ground. Really enjoyed this route.

Ed morris 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
shoulders 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead
mikeyjbs 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Charles Green
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Grezza 18/May/13 Lead

awkward and - if everyone is honest- not particularly pleasant

Paul E
Fran S8 06/May/13 2nd
Goose4 26/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
theotherpetehill 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ross McKerchar
quiffhanger 14/Jul/12 2nd rpt
ellis 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Alan Willoner
Billg 19/May/12 Lead O/S

Really great route. Take the biggest cam you own for the top crack!

pembrokeshirecaver 16/May/12 Lead O/S
david morse 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Dibdawg 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Katya 28/Aug/11 2nd dog
Haydn Jones 08/Aug/11 2nd O/S

hard start but eased up

tonanf ?/Aug/11 AltLd
john sun
mountain.martin 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Exciting, varied climbing with an adventurous feel, although it is well protected. A confidant commited approach helps.

feilx 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 27/Jun/11 2nd
barni 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Alex Mason 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for an age but always greasy. Was today but did it anyway. Awesome route, a proper trad climb. E2 without a few big cams (3+ size and quantity).

dan gibson 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
richard lade
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
ksjs 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S

tricky enough wee start then pleasure all the way. better than Rockfax makes out

3 Names 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Chosen for the shade it provided but turned out to be better than expectations. The top offwidth was errr... fun? Not.

Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
irish paul 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Sarah Joyce
catblack 12/Aug/10 2nd dog
Andrew Barker 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S

A brilliant and underrated route marred only by its proximity to the chossy corner at the top and the fact that it tops out into choss. A steep thuggy start followed by a more delicate finish. I thought it was tough for E1.

Rich Kirby 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
metal arms 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A few holds snapped off - probably shouldn't be starred

Conner - UBMC
Hidden 11/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 01/May/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
RobRock84 09/Sep/09 2nd O/S

what a great climb,really enjoyed this route

Robin neath
cem 30/Aug/09 2nd
clipskipper 02/May/09 2nd dog

Steep, steep start, and the crack further up defeated my tired arms.

Davey Boy
chris wyatt 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

I would recommend this route to anyone who likes 'real old skool' stuff. Jamming, laybacking, difficult gear placements (especially without big cams) Dampness etc. You can't beat it

Bern 29/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Andy Mos
Aaron Lines ??/2009 Lead O/S
Paz 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Hard move at the start took me a while. Don't forget a Cam 5 or so if you've got one.

Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
daveayton ??/2005 Lead O/S
Andy S 22/May/04 Lead O/S
alex_th 11/Apr/04 2nd
Tim Riley
dickypips ??/2003 Lead O/S
Tim Sparrow ??/2001 -
Hidden 08/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 01/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 -
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1989 Lead
Dave Musgrove 17/Apr/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/83 -
Lone Rider ??/1982 -
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