110m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
110m. One the of great classic buttress routes of the Lakes. Starts just left of the foot of the buttress below a chimney. 1) 25m. Climb an open groove then a narrow offwidth chimney to a big ledge. 2) 30m. Make a tricky move up off the ledge then move left into the open groove line until an exit back right can be made onto a good ledge below a steep crack. 3) 30m. Climb the steep crack followed by some bold moves across the slab on the left and a traverse into a steep right facing corner (possible belay). Thin moves up the corner and the chimney above lead to a stance. 4) 25m. Move either left or right and climb easier ground to the top of the buttress. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The grade given in the Rockfax database is incorrect. The correct grade is V, 6 (as per the current guide).

FA. L.Brown

Fred Lazell 05/Apr 2nd O/S

Very wet having retained a lot of rain and melt water from previous weeks in the cracks even though there had been days of continuous sunshine.

GPN 06/Feb AltLd

Brilliant night time adventure. Set off at 9pm, topped out at 2am, back in Kendal at 4. Led p1 and 3. P4 in particular is superb.

nakedave 05/Feb AltLd
redshapedfriday 05/Feb AltLd

Fantastic climb, did it at night, great atmosphere.

David Kay 01/Feb AltLd O/S

What a route! Each pitch was excellent and varied. I did P3 and P4.

joe.91 01/Feb AltLd O/S

Awesome! Best mixed route I've done! Felt it was more 5/6, 5, 5/6, 5 in terms of tech grades.

Rob84 30/Jan 2nd O/S

Pitch 1 is never tech 4. Brilliant route though with the final pitch being the highlight for me.

with Will H
Hidden 22/Jan AltLd O/S
hamishjfk 23/Aug/14 AltLd

Very interesting

with Stephen spencer
Apfrost01 15/Jun/14 TR rpt

First outdoor climb, Scotty and Peachy traded lead with me roped in the middle.

Hidden 01/Jun/14 AltLd
sarahjk ?/May/14 Lead
montyc ?/Jul/13 2nd
ClareSenny 08/Jun/13 2nd
ed edwards 08/Jun/13 Lead
innes 31/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom B, Max
team fat belly 24/Jan/13 -

In good conditions with well frozen turf and some good consolidated snow. As good as it is likely to get

with Innes, Max
Spence22 21/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Mark Grist 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Sam Simpson 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Absolutely Amazing climbing, best winter climbing I have done...possibly indicates how little I have done!

Tubs 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

Alan led the hard sections after I failed on the crux.

with Amanda, Alan
Glenn Sutcliffe 16/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Woody
lithos ??/2013 AltLd

great day out in excellent nick. Cracks clear of ice (tiny bits of verglass) frozen turf, snow on everything. Lots of rime at the top. So well protected but always absorbing. Some tough moves P2, P3.75, P4

with chris v
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 08/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Ryan Wilson 04/Feb/12 Lead
with Tony Harris
tjmillen ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Jack Loftus 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb p2,p3

Petarghh 31/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1 and Pitch 4. Awesome route, nice moves, good rests and bomber gear !

Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/11 AltLd rpt
Ste Ridd 10/Dec/11 AltLd

Cracking route. Plenty of snow but not consolidated or frozen so mixed climbing all the way. First winter fall, (and hopefully my last)! on the finial moves of pitch 3. Led the final pitch to make up for the eairlier skydive.

darlolad 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Andysomething 27/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

NB P1-2,P5,P7 AT P3-4,P6

with Norman Bennett
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/11 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
A Mountain Journey ??/2011 AltLd

Climbed in tweeds

tjmillen 23/Dec/10 Lead
with simon hall
Hidden 23/Dec/10 AltLd
Adi Hooper 21/Dec/10 AltLd

Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Good conditions on the climb. An amazing day out!

with Andy Murphy
Jules C 18/Dec/10 AltLd

Great climbing - well frozen turf and and helpful neve in places.

Mowglee 05/Dec/10 2nd

Brilliant fun, all on the soft end of the rope (thanks Tim). Highlight was my crampon falling off on the final groove and having to do some knee climbing till it could be fixed...

with Tom Nichols, Tim
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Mr. K 04/Dec/10 2nd β

Tried to lead the first pitch, couldn't find any reasonable gear before the initial groove so I handed the reins over to Andy. Route got harder and harder so I stayed gibbering as a second. Pitches felt something like 5, 5, 6, 6 to me but it was pretty much out of my league so difficult for me to say! Very little ice or frozen turn so it was hunting for small hooks under a thick covering of snow the whole way. We bailed from a large block very near the top as darkness, exhaustion, dehydration and the beginnings of hypothermia were sucking the fun out of the party. Got back to civilisation just in time to call off the mountain rescue callout our worried friends had put in. An incredible day!

tech 29/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

First of this grade. Was ace. Hard work.

with Ed Luke
highfivekrissy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
david morse 21/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Classic! we thought tech grades for the pitches were 5,5,6,6. Route lengths are a bit out in the new lakes winter guide

with lole
Hidden 01/Feb/10 2nd O/S
jonnyboy 31/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

lead with Rob, pitch 1 & 3.

NeilGriffiths 10/Jan/10 AltLd

Fantastic day. Sustained interest throughout the whole route.Neve and turf welcome in places.

with Adam
A Crook 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Great day out my fisrt pich of technical 6 so happy about that even though it was spooky stepping into teh sentry box. decent neve and turf where it was needed. bright sunshine brilliant

Hidden 09/Jan/10 AltLd dnf
Andrew1 09/Jan/10 Lead dnf
with Andy
Alex Mason 08/Jan/10 2nd O/S

Meant to lead a pitch. Martin won coin toss for first, i backed off second on first move, let martin have a crack at 3rd cos its THE pitch, then it was dark for the last one and knew martin would be quicker. Top quality route, no consolidated snow, basically dry tooling.

Martin Haworth 08/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Epic. Arrived late,-10 degrees when we set off, started climbing at 12. Tremendous route, sustained climbing at my limit,fourth pitch done in the dark, overall 6 hours!Led all pitches.

glaramara 04/Jan/10 2nd

took a pendulum and lost headlight. some1 kindly helped me out. mini epic

with dave almond
Dave Almond 04/Jan/10 Lead

fantastic alpine day with Dave Ball.

DSM 03/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Beautiful cloudless day - even had sunshine for the belays atop p2 & p4! No ice nor good turf, just unconsolidated powdery snow so it felt a little insecure in places but overall a fantastic outing. There were two other teams on the route after us.

with Andy Gittins
andy gittins ??/2010 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Hidden 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
jason 29/Dec/09 2nd O/S
with manmike
Jamie Goodwin 19/Dec/09 -

Late evening bosh up, climb up styley

with Timmy
lukehunt 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with francocookson
Franco Cookson OLD 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led Crux. In good nick. well nice.

Dave Warburton 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Led the 2nd pitch. Cool first classic mixed route probs V,6?

Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
jon eccles 13/Feb/09 AltLd
with cris fisher
mattish2000 13/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

2nd time leading in winter condtions awesome route 1st pitch Nick 2nd picth Me 3rd pitch Nick 4th Pitch Me

with Nick
Hidden 08/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
edinbed 07/Feb/09 AltLd

With Eric Hildrew

Hidden 06/Feb/09 AltLd
smithaldo ?/Feb/09 2nd
with andreas
Hidden ?/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
spoony84 ?/Feb/09 -

with daz and gareth jones

spoony84 ?/Feb/09 -

with daz and gareth jones

Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/09 2nd dog
John Kettle 19/Jan/09 AltLd
ewen ?/Jan/09 -
Hidden ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Shaw Brown 12/Dec/08 AltLd

Multi day trip! Climbed the whole route with Loz and the first 2 pitches with George and Philippa. Fantastic route.

with Loz
GPN 07/Dec/08 Lead dnf

Traversed off after first two pitches due to impending darkness.

with Shaw and Philippa
Pete Graham 25/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/08 AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Duncan I 17/Nov/05 -

Hoary and good turf. Bailed out before the last pitch.

with ArnaudG
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd
beermonkey ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with jon
Hidden ??/2002 -
Billg 31/Dec/99 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden ?/Oct/99 AltLd O/S
craig h 24/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
stokienomad 09/Oct/94 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jun/89 AltLd
Bob 11/Feb/86 AltLd O/S

An early winter ascent - before it became popular

with B. Masterton
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
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