Rockfax Description
A strenuous and well-protected crack climb to the break, with a technical and slightly bold direct finish for dessert. Start below a groove and prominent crack, in the centre of the wall. Climb the groove to a flake on the left. Make a hard move into the crack above which gives sustained climbing to the big break. Pull over onto the upper wall, place some wires, and climb it to the top via some tricky and committing moves. © Rockfax

FA. P.Littlejohn 30.4.80 (Direct) G.Gibson 16.3.86 30/Apr/1980

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

willsm11 09/Aug Lead O/S

Went direct at the end and glad I did, felt like I was at LPT on the top wall and you dont have to stop to place gear. Some tricky moves on the lower section.

with Twisty
anguskille 08/Aug Lead O/S

Pumped! Was almost off so many times but pulled through on a few finger locks and lay down in the break! Awesome route, deserves the stars

with James Kay, Mike Grant
Joughton 08/Aug Lead O/S

Awesome. Tough move to get established in the crack then just yarding up on bomber fingerlocks to the break. Cool heel-toe-leg bar possible. Went for the original finish because I didn't fancy the run-out. It isn't actually as contrived as it looks in the topo and has some good climbing.

Adam Booth 03/Jun Lead dnf

Goosed from the off!

Hidden 16/May Lead RP
brices 16/May Lead RP

very greasy today

with Edd, Llinos
quiffhanger 19/Apr Lead G/U

Nails. Pumped out on the lower crack then second go had to dig _very_ deep on the upper section. Went direct as didn't realise there was an alternative. Great but easily 6b and not overly geared. Ended up crimping crozzles well above some pretty mediocre gear. Spicy!

adam 24 19/Apr 2nd dog

Utterly nails! The top wall is so hard.

with Ross
brices 18/Apr Lead dnf

Sat on gear at the crux, great route will be back for round 2

with Llinos
Hidden 21/Mar Lead O/S
ian bryant ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead
nathanlee 14/Sep/14 Lead

GU. Not a warm up. Harder work than orb

with Neil Mawson
Apharri 27/Aug/14 Lead

Ground Up. One fall near start.

with Dave Wharton
jacobjacob 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Direct finish every time

Misha 21/Apr/14 2nd dog
tim newton 21/Apr/14 Lead dog

1 rest at the crux, didn't have the fitness after taking way too long to put the gear in for the crux move. Did the rest clean with the left hand finish which actually climbs well and makes sense despite looking like a bit of an escape in the guide. One to come back to and hopefully do clean with the direct finish.

Tom Livingstone 21/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Bugger. A bit greasy and a bit weak. Powerful and short-lived. Will return!

phil64 21/Apr/14 2nd
Rich Kirby 19/Apr/14 Lead β

Glad to settle an old score. Some lateral thinking required on crux. Class.

Adam Lincoln 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rick Kirby
Howard Lawledge 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Maddy
Julian Cooper 14/Apr/14 Lead dog

I've got myself a project! Hard move at the bottom, great jams and then exciting at the top.

with Stuart Knott
i_a_coops ??/2014 Lead β

Original finish up the route to the left as it looked easier.

Tom Livingstone 16/Aug/13 Lead dog

Fell at crux move, tricky! Will be back for this!

Hidden 12/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Alice Thompson 03/Jul/13 Lead dog

This was a tricky one.. but a lot of fun

dan gibson 03/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with alice thompson, michael porter
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Daniel Heath 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Got pretty pumped when the flake wasn't the rest I was expecting. Just had enough in the tank for the next hard move. Thankfully the moves get steadily easier.

with Remus
piken 31/May/13 Lead RP

rested putting the bottom gear in. Pulled the ropes and did it

steve_yo 26/May/13 Lead O/S

left finish

with sam ring
morganator 05/May/13 Lead dnf

Failed again, many years after initially trying it. Boxed after previous few days. Having previously aided my way up it decided to lower off

with Stan Halstead
barni 01/Apr/13 Lead
with Oates
Duncan Campbell 31/Mar/13 2nd dog

Nails, got mega cold on the belay so pulled on some wires through the crux. pretty steady after the crux moves.

with Robbie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/Mar/13 Lead
willoates 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Barni had placed the wires protecting the crux, no doubt i could have placed them though. good route and the direct finish is great and technical!

with barni
redjerry 26/Aug/12 Lead G/U

2nd try

switch 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Onsighted the direct finish. Had led the LH finish previously, with a fall lower down. The direct is much more satisfying.

Luke Brooks 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Glyn Hudson
Glyn 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Luke
Adam Booth 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Ed Booth 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

original finish

Hidden 06/Apr/12 2nd β
bigie bob 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

Tried the day before and it felt nails (didn't finish), flashed easy first time today. Direct finish felt tough though.

with Mike
feilx 04/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Andy L
mwatson ??/2011 -
Alex Mason 22/Aug/10 Lead β

Ground-up. Fell off reaching the crack proper, A hard move, then steadier but powerful moves to an easy left hand finish (direct was wet.) Not top 50 imo.

with Laura Perry, Mikey G
dav 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Hidden ?/Aug/08 2nd dog
feilx 12/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Andy L
Ram MkiV 12/Sep/07 Lead dog

onsighted this ok to the break. opted for the direct finish but became confused, committed and horrifically pumped. Fell off trying to retreat back to the break... gutted.

with reeve
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd β
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Steve Adams
buzby78 08/May/02 Lead
Steve Crowe 03/May/99 Lead O/S

Finished direct.

with KM
sadams 16/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Pete Bukowski
innes ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S

direct finish.

with Jon Bracey
jfletcher 22/Jun/97 Lead RP

Clean ascent after a failed attempt a year or so earlier. Original finish (leftwards traverse).

Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Al Willoner
goi.ashmore 12/May/96 Lead RP
with James Tracey
Gregory ?/May/95 Lead G/U

1 fall at crux, lowered to ground then did it. Didn't bother pulling rope.

with marcus Horr
Billg ?/May/94 Lead O/S
with Keith Sharples
craig h ??/1994 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 29/Aug/92 2nd
PaulTanton ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with Garath Bloor
Hidden 25/Aug/90 Lead
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/May/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
DDDD ??/1989 Lead rpt
shark 23/May/87 Lead
with Seb Grieve
keefe 13/Jul/86 -
with Johnny Adams
shark ?/Nov/85 Lead dnf
with Richard O Mara
Mike Owen 17/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with Ian Carr
Hidden 29/Apr/85 Lead
steve L 05/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Mark Kemball 26/Apr/83 2nd
with Dave Kenyon
Hidden ??/1983 Lead dog
Mark Kemball 07/Sep/82 Lead
with Paul Clark, Steve Finch
Mark Kemball 10/Apr/82 Lead dnf
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
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