Rockfax Description
20m. The best Severe in Yorkshire and that is quite an accolade! Access the slab from its bottom left corner and traverse up and right into the centre of the face (choice of levels). Continue up the centre of the slab, the easiest line jigs left then right a little, to a fine finish up the middle of the buttress. Photo on page 124. © Rockfax

Bill Bowler, Sidney and Arnold Waterfall 1935

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Best slab climbs of the UK, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

benny_m 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Su
Hidden 10/Oct 2nd
Luke Jones 04/Oct 2nd
with Allan - LMC
Abu777 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Luke Jones
nelstrop 03/Oct 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
Roget 06/Sep Solo O/S
with jim
Snorfalorpagus 30/Aug 2nd O/S
with Mike Morgan, Lindsey Robinson
Pike 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Josh
Hidden 23/Aug 2nd β
Georgie25 23/Aug 2nd
mcb 16/Aug 2nd rpt

Superb every time. No polish at all on this classic.

tomB 16/Aug Lead O/S
with Juliette
Ben1983 15/Aug Lead O/S
freemanTom 15/Aug Lead
with Nicky
robertmctague 12/Aug Solo O/S

Awesome route.

with Marika
Trobbo 08/Aug 2nd
with Peter Stridgeon
WildCamper 08/Aug 2nd
mackem9 08/Aug 2nd O/S
mattjson 08/Aug Lead O/S
with Maria
Hidden 07/Aug Solo O/S
Owen W-G 07/Aug Solo O/S

Lives up to hype. Wicked final move!

Hidden 02/Aug TR O/S
K Farrell 25/Jul Lead O/S

Had to do the best Severe on grit.

Hidden 24/Jul Solo
John Brayshaw 23/Jul 2nd rpt
with Gareth
MarkAstley 30/Jun 2nd

with Dave & John

ruairidhwad 30/Jun Lead O/S
with Harrogate Club
lithos 29/Jun Lead

just because, much fun

with karl c
BnB 24/Jun -
colin milton 24/Jun Lead
with julian
C Witter 24/Jun Lead O/S

Been a long time since I did this route, so I count it as onsight. Was fantastic. Varied climbing style, fantastic moves, bold finish. Really enjoyed this - my best lead so far.

with Joe R
Unknownbiker 23/Jun 2nd
with CMC
Hidden 07/Jun 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Jun 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Hidden 24/May 2nd
JB-Rock 24/May Lead

First time using tri-cams. They worked well!!

Hidden 24/May Lead
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
lizard-16-07 10/May 2nd O/S

Tricky-ish start and then a brilliant slab to follow!

with Rich Pooley, Matt Fuller
Mr Fuller 10/May 2nd O/S
with Rich Pooley, Liz Smith
David Wynne 04/May Lead
with Jo Cowley, Pete Corrigan
stev1e.wilso 04/May Lead
with Sue Kleinhorst
Hidden 04/May 2nd
Will Hunt 27/Apr 2nd rpt
robolomassi 20/Apr Solo O/S
funkyvin1 21/Mar 2nd O/S

Partners first trad lead so a great effort. . . Hardest moves IMHO were traversing the lower slab between the pockets and the mantel into the highest horizontal break. Well protected throughout and a great route.

adz_c 21/Mar Lead β

While I thought this was my first on sight it appears that discussing gear with my partner as I climbed seems to qualify as beta. None the less, great fun and enjoy the second last move!

millingtonl551 20/Jan 2nd
WeeLee 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant, but very cold and windy.

adi bryant 11/Oct/14 Lead

Climbed with a generous helping of wet green slime and we still laughed at how good it was.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
lloydrees91 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with JP
John Brayshaw 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Phil, Dan
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt
chris skipton 28/Sep/14 2nd
with DaveyH
Phil Mercer 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt
DavidEvans 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
Tanya Savage 21/Sep/14 Lead

Nearly came off on move round and up onto slab, but recovered. Great route.

Tanya Savage 21/Sep/14 2nd

After leading wanted to do the awkward move better on second - but fell off this time when foot slipped, d'oh

Neil Pacey 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Palindrome 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew
1poundSOCKS 20/Aug/14 2nd rpt
PeteWilson 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

much better line than any of the other on the slab

with Andrew Graham
Cezboss 10/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Lewis
AMJ098 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Bethany Westcott
Leleanor93 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 25/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead
Lisa Stocks 02/Jul/14 2nd
with Stuart Coupe
BnB 22/Jun/14 -
nicnac67 22/Jun/14 TR
with Georgina, Dave Tidman
mikestr555 22/Jun/14 Lead
Mike Todd 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Harrogate MC
paulh.0776 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with hmc ED
Jimmy1976 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
Simonj 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with jim
SPD224 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Mike Todd
JenB6 02/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Vikki Bassek 20/May/14 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Superb climbing! varied and well protected with 1 or 2 harder (4a/b) move. A quality 3 * route.

with Mynydd Richard W
Compo 05/May/14 Lead β

Led onsite previously.

with Kaveh
jasonpm 03/May/14 2nd
with Simon, Chris
Wizzy 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Favorite route at the crag!

Luke Jones 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
SafeNath 30/Mar/14 2nd β
with ao
Nez ??/2014 -
chris skipton ??/2014 -
joeflan 15/Nov/13 Solo O/S
SafeNath 06/Oct/13 TR O/S
with kjn
Will Hunt 05/Oct/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
mathematically safe 01/Sep/13 -
munch88 06/Aug/13 2nd β
with rob
robblowen 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Munch
cragtyke 27/Jul/13 Lead
with john g
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd β
somethingelse 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will, Nat, Bex, Jim, Caitlin, Chris, Anna
C Witter 27/Jul/13 2nd

Big group of us, lovely summer day with a picnic. This was the most memorable climb.

with Joe R
Simonpeel 26/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
ralphio 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S

As a warm up. Protection good. Nice moves up slab.

barney800 14/Jul/13 2nd
with Peter Stone, John Shaw
Graham Booth 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields
RalphC 11/Jul/13 Lead
with Caroline
wnlwy 07/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
BnB 06/Jul/13 -
shelagh23 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd
yorkshiresherpa 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Tommaso D'Odorico
tom.dodo 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Brilliant climb, love the slab work!

with John
PieMan 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Che, Leela, Will
Lilla Horvath 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Will
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 14/Jun/13 Lead O/S
andy gittins 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Annette, Emma, Jamie
markc182 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Just about my fav climb so far, highly recommended

pebbles 05/Jun/13 2nd
with karl claxton
Puma 05/Jun/13 2nd

Always a fun route, going up through the 'eyes' is my favourite part.

with Justine
lithos 05/Jun/13 2nd

solo then 2nd

oddtoast 05/Jun/13 Lead

A bit nervous before got on it, then brilliant. Went right then up. Worth the hype.

with Paul
Unknownbiker 04/Jun/13 2nd
stev1e.wilso 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Grez, Andy Barton
farmerwad 02/Jun/13 Lead
with Janet
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
mky77 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
IngoBoegemann 26/May/13 2nd O/S
hotfeet 26/May/13 Lead
bobstones 26/May/13 2nd O/S
StuartP 26/May/13 2nd
K Mckay 12/May/13 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable

iceicebaby 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Superb. Now I see why people like this grit stuff!

Hidden ?/Apr/13 -
westong ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Simonpeel 10/Oct/12 2nd β
Batt 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
gw3285 23/Sep/12 Lead
papashango 03/Sep/12 Solo
luke321 03/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S
mikestr555 12/Aug/12 Lead
joe king 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Rob, Jane, Rose
Hidden 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Erica
Phil Mercer 28/Jul/12 Lead
erica 28/Jul/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
rockman 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
timcedwards 23/Jul/12 2nd
spragglerocks 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Steve M
BenedictIEP 21/Jul/12 Lead β
Hardonicus 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Ben Powrie, Ben Powley
SteveM 21/Jul/12 2nd
with Rachael
adamwesthead 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S

covered in little black caterpillars...

with Zeb
zebster 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Adam
Calum Wadsworth 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Emma
Dafydd Llywelyn 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
pblurton 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Really good route, well protected where you want it with sustained and interesting climbing for about 20m.

Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Vikki Bassek 12/Jun/12 2nd O/S
erica 12/Jun/12 2nd
with Phil, John
John Brayshaw 12/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Phil, Erica
Phil Mercer 12/Jun/12 2nd
with Erica, John Brayshaw
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead
ERH ?/Jun/12 -
dscnly 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Great route, the 'eye' is s great help.

with Adam
petekeron 27/May/12 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd β
petekeron 16/May/12 2nd O/S
Dickon151 16/May/12 Lead O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 15/Apr/12 Lead β

at last!

with iain
popov86 31/Mar/12 Lead
shepherd 31/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead
pastep 10/Mar/12 2nd

Wet and windy

with ebf
fall-line 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Pretty green, some snow and ice...

with Job
Steven Andrews 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Pretty hard in the prevailing conditions and the ice smear at half hight was a little unhelpfull

h-hewlett ??/2012 -
stev1e.wilso 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Jess, Simon
simon1985 02/Oct/11 Lead
stouffer 01/Oct/11 Lead

Worth the trip, great to finally climb this. Well protected, taking a few cams felt a bit like cheating!

with Deb
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
Happyphil 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Leng
pebbles 04/Sep/11 2nd

still unpleasantly slippery after saturdaysd rain

with astell
kitch22 01/Sep/11 Solo O/S
a13x 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Alan Scowcroft 21/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Peter Corrigan
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead
Hanski 31/Jul/11 2nd
with James Dixon Gough
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tobyk 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
lostinmidlands 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with tris
Topsy Turvy 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Marcin, Dan Hattle
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead
Nigel Bond 30/Jun/11 Lead
with ken Daykin
Hidden 28/Jun/11 2nd
Darrell Read 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
31770 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
BikeClimbWalk 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Glen H
timbo58 04/May/11 Lead
jimorothy 01/May/11 Lead

Expected this to be overrated but it wasn't. 25 weeks, last one as bump too big.

with Rachel Crolla
unfit 01/May/11 2nd
with matt w
Andy Hudson 25/Apr/11 Lead
with Tony G
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
jubolo 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Another vote for the best severe in Yorkshire:]Hardest move is off the traverse onto the slab.

with craig
Climbster 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DKaye 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Great lead by Shep, first severe.

with Laura Shepherd
Emily Cropton 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan Macneil
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lovely little route. Found the pull round onto the slab a little thought provoking - was quite glad I'd decided against soloing it!

Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
John Lewis 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Maureen
Leelogs 16/Apr/11 2nd
with SCC
andy mcc 09/Apr/11 Lead
with Arifa Chakera
James Thompson ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Steff007 ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Rob
danny33 ??/2011 Solo
robman ??/2011 2nd
with Steph
stephenhartley 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Hartley
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Mr. K 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
James Oswald 17/Oct/10 TR O/S


Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tanssop 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt


with Andy
Will Hunt 27/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Duncan Kaye
Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S

My guide said this is the best severe in Yorkshire. Although i've not climbed many climbs on Yorkshire grit I can confirm this is better than anything of the same grade in the Peak! BRILLIANT, AMAZING & EXCELLENT all in one!

Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Pete aka Dad
Graham Booth 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Rachel Somerville 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

absolutely lovely route.

pebbles 15/Aug/10 2nd
with rachel
tinab 11/Aug/10 Lead
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 07/Aug/10 -
stewart murray 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Adam1973 01/Aug/10 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 08/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 08/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
NaomiHart 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
climbingchica 26/Jun/10 Lead
Jack00 15/Jun/10 Solo rpt
with Olly
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 23/May/10 Lead
with Martin VCCC
daveclarke5 22/May/10 Lead β
with Andy
Tiddles09 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Excelent Climb, start hardest bit in my opinion and top out 1 hard move, Great views from top!

with Alex Charlesworth
Calder 22/May/10 2nd
with jeffb
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo O/S
rgd1977 02/May/10 Lead O/S
beckybray1 02/May/10 2nd
Slaney 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Booey 11/Apr/10 2nd β
mountain man ed 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
cmsg 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Luke Gannarelli
SteWatkins ?/Apr/10 -
hairynortherner ?/Apr/10 Lead β
with Andy
Hidden ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
joshen ??/2010 Solo O/S
alan moore ??/2010 -
mattcyp88 27/Sep/09 2nd
with John McCormick, Dad
cat22 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
odox 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Ben Goodacre, Sam Webb
reubensampson 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Justyna Gemzala
John Pickles 12/Sep/09 2nd
David_Gledson 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

With Lucy.

Bond_Girl 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Ronald
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
mfisher 19/Aug/09 TR O/S

Nice traverse, good smearing

with Matthew Jeffock, Michael Mason
stimpey 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Cas, Pete, Davina, Tom
Adam1973 09/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Martin
coral21 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Steve, Tom
Timpy1584 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Caz, Pete, Davina, Steve
petegunn 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Steve, Cas, Tom, Davina
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd rpt
markfairbank 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mick D
John Brayshaw 07/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 07/Aug/09 Lead
Vikki Bassek 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
David Wynne 05/Aug/09 Lead
with Vikki Haydock
Hidden 04/Aug/09 2nd O/S
erica 30/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with John
al99 26/Jul/09 2nd O/S
martinazando 26/Jul/09 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 10/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 10/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Stewart Fox
embob 24/May/09 Lead

Fantastique! Crux for me was the reach for the huge pocket, slab was excellent.

with Alex
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 17/May/09 2nd O/S
ClaireNewlands 02/May/09 2nd

First route on grit and it scared me half to death!

with Ian Jones
daWalt 02/May/09 Lead O/S

almost didn't use the bomber nut on the wall below the slab, might have had a finger in it while looking around. slab is straightforward but quite good

with dwhaley
Ian Jones 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lisa Ferrero and Claire Newlands
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 25/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Carmen
lithos 25/Apr/09 Solo
with Simon C
petegunn 23/Apr/09 2nd
with Davina
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Booey 19/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
Lou Kennedy 19/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/09 TR
Graham Booth 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
GPN 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
peteJ23 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Deako 29/Dec/08 2nd
with peteJ23
Booey 28/Dec/08 TR O/S

Top roped due to comditions- Ice everwhere and green. will come back and lead in better weather, it was 2 degs.

Neil Mackenzie 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 08/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Simon Lindsell
bridget143 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Bowland Polkadot 28/Sep/08 2nd
with punky
Dave Warburton 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Brilliant climb. Superb jamming and rockovers.

Franco Cookson OLD 21/Sep/08 Solo

3 times baby! and a downclimb- mint.

jadm2 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Helen
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Aug/08 Lead
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
CarolineJameson 30/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Jameson
tash 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jonny M
Jack00 27/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Jono
tomB 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Hidden 21/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/08 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great route! There were always holds and gear just when you wanted them!For me the crux was the move off the traverse. Climbed on a beautiful evening as the sun went down on the eve of the longest day - fantastic.

with John and Shirley
Hidden 20/Jun/08 2nd
Jack00 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with JoeL 90
joe larner 11/Jun/08 2nd
pebbles 09/Jun/08 2nd

lovely lovely slab. great exposure, lots of gear.

with helen meredith
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
jadm2 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd
Simonj 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jen
Will Hunt 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Utterly brilliant.

with Duncan MacNeil and Kat Bouch
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alison
Adam1973 18/May/08 2nd rpt
with philnorv
craig h 17/May/08 2nd rpt
with Jim Mellor and Luke Steer
Will Smith 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo rpt
riven 03/May/08 2nd O/S
with Alisdar Breen
Jenny Clarke ?/May/08 Lead
with jim
annaEM 01/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
joe larner 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
SamStrong 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 19/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
fifth ??/2008 -
IanJackson 25/Nov/07 2nd dog


Franco Cookson OLD 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S

wet and awful. wearing a down jacket. set off with no gear. Ian lobbed up a rack when he arrive (at the pulling over part). lead it with a bit of trouble at the top. ian dogged his way up like a true E2 climber.

ollyroberts 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Daisy
pog100 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead
Reaver2k 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Beautiful climb, a little embarressing when the previous group were on looking and muttering but ohwell! Made a scrabbly first move to get onto the shelf, move out right abit until the huge scoop/jug can be reached with a little step up. Both hands on this, stand up, left out into one of the eyes and get up. Went alot easier than I had expected, looked quite steep from below. Put in some gear and looked up at the fine looking slab (not my strong point). Up the crack abit, out left, into the ramp, up the ramp with ease, then almost directly up. Final move is a wobbler but well protected and not too hard, just remember after you stand up you can pretty much reach the top jugs! Wonderful climb and perfectly ok for Severe, maybe even easier. Thought Yorkshire was supposed to whoop my ass? 3 stars easy.

Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
JLS 10/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Jacqui
ollie_the_brave 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with rob sykes
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead
leighjepson ?/Sep/07 Lead
with Alison Dawson
Stuart S 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
HC~R 24/Aug/07 2nd
with Eagle River
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead rpt
GrandmaOfShoes 11/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Calder 05/Aug/07 2nd
with Ste
stemill 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Bottled the last move a bit - had to edge round left so I could see the top out. Should have read the guide book there are some good (for grit anyway) holds up there.

with Graham
betamonkey ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Marcin Ostasz
alexyoung 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Steak and Sprags
tanssop 01/Jun/07 2nd
with Dom
Jamie Brown 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 -
Monk 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/07 Lead O/S
alaan 04/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
alisonk ?/May/07 Lead

Hailstones! Excellent route apart from it streaming with water after the hail

with Martin
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/07 2nd
GrandmaOfShoes 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
wushu 08/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Becky E 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Mads Hinde
debbien1 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Good climb but would like to do it again when it's not the end of a long day to enjoy it more....

with Arifa
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
andy mcc 07/Apr/07 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
nick ferro ?/Apr/07 -
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
design crisis 03/Feb/07 Lead
with Tom W
pandalover ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Karen
spragglerocks ??/2007 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 08/Oct/06 2nd
with Scott, Rachel
Nick Beckett 09/Sep/06 Lead
with various
John Marsland 08/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 08/Sep/06 Lead O/S
ArnaudG 08/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Steve Pardoe 08/Sep/06 Lead

Sensational, airy positions, lots of friends!

with Ant Williams
robman 30/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Tim
Andysomething 30/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Agree with the guide book description as perhaps the best gritstone severe in yorkshire. Good gear, peerless rock, direct line

with Tony Worboys
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
pebbles 16/Jul/06 Lead

lovely lovely route. deserves its three stars.

Hidden 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Andy Hudson 10/Jun/06 Lead
with Sarah
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/06 2nd
Neil Ireson 03/Jun/06 2nd
with Jane
Zoomer 11/May/06 Lead

Really nice, good move at the bottom, easy afterwards. Eats gear, lace it!

with Steve Wilson
pdisney ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Francis
adamscottthomas 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with James Wasiak
bob3141 30/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Brown 22/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Solo
victim of mathematics 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 16/Nov/05 2nd
mattyork2 14/Nov/05 Lead
with pete/karen or weilin?
Hidden 17/Sep/05 Lead
Phil West 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
Si dH 20/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Birdie ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

First Severe! And what a climb - great traverse, and fantastically thoughful ascent.

with Rob H
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead
Nobby ??/2005 Lead
sdht ??/2005 -
Simon Caldwell 22/Aug/04 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Lord of Starkness ?/Aug/04 Lead
with Hazel Stark
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden 20/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/04 2nd
spoony84 ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Mattyk 26/Aug/03 Lead O/S

brilliant - since soloed.

with Tim Kavanagh
antroy 14/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 03/May/03 Lead O/S
snowy owl 17/Apr/03 2nd
Smelly Fox 30/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Shaw Brown ??/2003 Lead
with simon blythe
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
MJH ??/2003 2nd
with John Rushby
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
babymoac 08/Aug/02 Lead
with Eddy L
Just Another Dave 06/May/02 Solo O/S
Urgles ?/May/02 Solo
with Laura
Hidden ?/May/02 2nd O/S
Hammy 07/Apr/02 Solo
Urgles ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Laura
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
EddieA ??/2002 Lead O/S

Took my sons Joe and Mark up -at that time aged 6 and 7

with Mark A, Joe A
dougiestein ?/Jun/01 2nd
Pete Pozman 28/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Crosby
Trobbo 06/May/00 2nd
with reg
bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden 05/Sep/99 Solo
Hidden 26/Jun/99 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/May/99 Lead O/S
craig h 03/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Matt Ford, Jim Mellor
Whealiebob ??/1999 -
with Gary & Sal
jfmchivall ??/1999 Solo
rachm2004 30/Aug/98 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 15/Aug/98 Solo O/S
cem ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Mike Clark
Hidden 30/Apr/98 Lead
ed woods ??/1998 Lead
with Jen
Jody ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with WW
Dave Musgrove ?/Aug/97 Solo

Plus lots of other solos.

with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker
Hidden 11/May/97 Solo
chrishedgehog 11/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
John Brayshaw 20/Jun/96 2nd rpt
with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper
sims ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andy Say 05/Aug/95 Solo
barney@helmshore 13/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with mark b
Hidden 05/May/95 2nd
nickdonohue 29/Apr/95 Lead
with Dave Chapman
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/94 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
leathers 21/Aug/94 Lead O/S

Also done with Charlotte and Dave Pendlebury

with Ian Hirst
John Southworth ?/Jul/94 Solo O/S
with Andy MacNae
adam carless ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Someone from YUMC
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Tenko 06/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Steve Fletcher
Rich Kirby 13/Jun/93 Solo
with Phil
Hammy 05/Jun/93 Solo
with Pete Robinson
John Brayshaw 20/Jun/92 2nd rpt
with Chris
Mick King 21/Apr/92 Solo
crater 08/Mar/92 TR
tapley 25/Aug/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
andybirtwistle 01/Aug/91 Solo
Tom V 29/Jun/91 -
goi.ashmore 24/Mar/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/90 Solo
steve prior ?/Sep/90 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/90 TR
lithos ?/Aug/90 Solo
uphillnow 26/Jun/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/90 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/89 Lead
with Alan Smith
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
Dave Musgrove 11/Apr/88 2nd
with David
Hammy 10/Jul/87 Solo
John Brayshaw 31/Mar/86 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 27/Apr/85 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/80 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden 12/May/79 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/78 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/78 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/77 Solo
Dave Musgrove 29/May/77 Solo
oldmanofmow ?/Apr/74 Lead

This has to be one of grits best. Dave Collinson

mikej 11/Mar/73 Solo
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
jcw ??/1963 -
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