Rockfax Description
15m. A strong line and excellent sustained climbing along the obvious left to right diagonal line of pinnacles. © Rockfax

FA. J Hesketh, H Tinkler 1962

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 27/Sep 2nd
spalice 23/Sep Solo O/S
tom bre 04/Sep Lead O/S
Ann Marie
petern 19/Jul 2nd
Mike_T0501 09/Jul 2nd
lost.arrow 01/Jul 2nd
Ian Ashworth
Hidden 01/Jul Lead O/S
adamre12 18/Jun 2nd O/S

Nick's first lead. The route is inelegant as the name suggests, entertaining nonetheless.

Hidden 07/Mar 2nd
darrenpp 05/Feb Lead

Oh, the inelegance!

gazj1986 27/Jan Lead
ChristineLouise89 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
SAF 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd dnf
Neil D 27/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
TomGB 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Julie Taylor, Stewart Moody
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead dnf
matthew_ellis24 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Found it a bit boring to be honest, but very well protected by slings

LiamGallagher 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Otis 13/Apr/14 Lead

Fun climbing, good exposure and perfectly named in places. Worth having a few slings on lead.

Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
JackW 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Tomt1er 25/Oct/13 Lead O/S
pwb1981 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
kristinawe 01/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
franckNW 09/May/13 Lead O/S

nice diagonal

Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
0ddba11 ?/May/13 Lead
Landy_Dom 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Clean repeat lead. Really enjoyed the wide bridging moves at the top. Well protected where it matters. Nicely seconded by Catherine.

useful 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Learned a lot about friction on this one!

Steve E
JamesLloyd 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 01/Sep/12 Lead
Landy_Dom 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lead clean on sight. Inelegance is right! Ended up traversing some of the pinnacles by straddling them. Exposed, mountain feel with great views. Protection needs a bit of thought in places.

Ciaran Gallagher
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ben0591 03/Jul/12 Solo
lost.arrow 23/Jun/12 -
Stu Sherwood
Radical-G 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mdg skidmore 26/May/12 Lead O/S
joe penfold
RikPotts 24/May/12 2nd
belaleaderdave 29/Mar/12 Lead
leewhitear 20/Mar/12 TR O/S

Plumpton College

Rich Kay 10/Mar/12 2nd
Admiral Steel, Darren H
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
CashaJones 09/Mar/12 Lead β
ScottHW ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt
RikPotts 26/Nov/11 2nd
Matthew walton 24/Nov/11 Lead
tcn_2002 19/Nov/11 Lead
Contact 15/Oct/11 Lead
Sam Howarth, Katie Simmons
lou_p 02/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd β
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Marq 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Adam Hughes 08/Sep/11 Lead

A route that has a lot of natural protection, a great route!

R_Blackburn 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Feels very exposed, and gear placements aren't great until you're nearly at the end.

Susanne Flach
Tom Seccombe ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Rich35 ?/Aug/11 Lead
Cooper ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
TCarrick 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
bibster1989 02/Jul/11 Solo
Jenny Clarke ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 TR rpt
argyle_dude 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
part.tom 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

polished to a high buff

armouredego 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 02/May/11 Lead O/S
Jack Delaney ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Vikki Morton
Klingon 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Easy VDiff. Solo'd & then brought Kelly up

Hidden 09/Apr/11 TR
SimonvanDam 27/Mar/11 Lead
Spillers 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
theking696 20/Feb/11 Lead


Takacs 29/Jan/11 Lead
Harry Yarrow
yarrow 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Neil D 07/Nov/10 2nd rpt
Betha. 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/10 2nd O/S
tallan9 ?/Sep/10 Lead
j.carney 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
r.greaves 30/Aug/10 2nd
james carney
Jacqui Parker 28/Aug/10 Lead
Stu McKinnon
Hidden 09/Aug/10 2nd
iskra2000 01/Aug/10 Lead
Clare Downie
Hidden 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
turbojames 05/Jul/10 Lead

Feels quite exposed, found myslef straddling a rock for a bit.

lizzyb 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Dan Styles, Chris Wood
simozzer 05/Jun/10 Lead
ebastock 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Anything but elegant so very aptly named!

Lisa Levick
cas54321 09/May/10 2nd
mikelaing ?/May/10 Lead
simozzer 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
gary.barr 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Very Inelegant indeed!

Neil D 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
climbing_wiggy 05/Sep/09 2nd β
mary 05/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Leigh Phillips 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ali H 05/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
asmith37 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
themanfromdelmonte ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
martin williams
timjones 28/Jun/09 2nd
Wayne Penzer
Sam1991 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S

wicked little route, bit loose at the top unfortunately, but solid enough if you search around. Safe, easy solo, nice:)

Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
cooper leek 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
dave nw
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
sleavesley 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
andrewineichen 20/Feb/09 Lead O/S
jenny dodd / Mike Thompson
robbie9m 11/Jan/09 Lead O/S
samwisethebrave2 ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Lear Robertson
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
richardhargreaves ??/2009 Lead
Sally Lisle ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
seb m-c 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Martin Callaghan
Hidden 20/Nov/08 Lead
barni 20/Nov/08 2nd

SPA ass

thompson1000 20/Nov/08 2nd
Mike_T0501 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jonski21 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Marti999 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd O/S
pad-rat 30/Aug/08 Lead
Ashapalan 10/Aug/08 Lead
adam06 10/Aug/08 2nd

well named, difficult to do elegantly!

Gtok 29/Jul/08 2nd O/S

Matt led the climb, and after the rain stopped, i edged my way up this not so elegant route.

Paul Bailey 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
robkbangor 18/May/08 Lead O/S

the two easier climbs here look like gear fests but the cracks are too wide. tricky.

Phil Cockerton
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/08 Lead O/S
little trev 03/Mar/08 Lead
SteveM 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
kitkat78 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
willson ??/2008 Lead
Matty ??/2008 2nd O/S
MaddieT ??/2008 Lead
Ed Booth ??/2008 Lead
DaveWarren 26/Dec/07 Lead O/S


Strangler 26/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Dave Warren
Hidden 04/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead
bobpilgrem 02/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Nic lead- a mountain feel to this route, well worth doing.

EAYL 05/Sep/07 Lead
matt owen
MattOwen 04/Sep/07 2nd
Ed Young
peter myers ?/Jul/07 Lead
warringtonade 18/Jun/07 2nd
climbingpixie 17/Jun/07 Solo

An excellent example of that rarest of beasts - a solid, safe, low-grade limestone route. See also Incompetence.

Hidden 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
andy tetsill ?/Apr/07 Lead
Joy Luke Hazel
robo84 ??/2007 Lead
hallex 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Lovely climb with some nice moves but some really inelegant moves.

Abi Pascoe and Bex Atkinson
Bex Atkinson 29/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Adam Hall (led) / Abi Pascoe (belayed)
EAYL 18/Oct/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
snowcat 13/Aug/06 Lead

Surprisingly interesting as it weaves around all the flakes and pinnacles - and worth its name

David Gale
Swirly 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
warringtonade 07/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/06 Lead β
Hidden 13/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
MDowson ??/2006 2nd
Richard Hargreaves
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
George Ormerod ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
rob wmc 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
BlueJohn 26/Jun/05 Lead
Si dH 15/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Alison Ingleby
D Berry 04/Sep/04 Solo rpt
timjones 17/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 22/Aug/02 Solo
D Berry 27/Apr/02 Solo rpt
Allan Young 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Michelle Ryan
D Berry 04/Jun/00 2nd rpt
Claire Berry
D Berry 11/Feb/00 Lead O/S
Claire Berry
Hidden 17/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/98 Lead
Roget 28/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Big Rik ??/1995 -
Tony Buckley ?/May/94 -
whispering nic ?/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/88 Solo
RichardMc 25/Oct/87 Solo
Nigel Bond 16/Jun/84 Solo
wynaptomos ?/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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