45m, 2 pitches. Starts well towards the right of the crag where a contorted oak (with several dead branches) grows from the foot of the crag just below a prominent rib.
1. 20m 4b Climb up the wide crack on the left edge of the rib, bearing right to stand on the tiny pinnacle below black overhangs. Step up and left around the arete and climb steeply via a thin flake, moving right to belay on a large sloping ledge.
2. 25m 4b Step up right into the foot of a groove and continue in a fine position around the arete. Climb the steep wall above on excellent holds and finish more easily up the buttress. At the moment (June 2010) there is an in situ abseil anchor.

D Alcock, A Cowburn 25/Apr/1964

Hidden 11/Oct Lead
griffithpatrick 11/Oct AltLd

With James. Lead second pitch. Shame it didn't go on for longer.

James Lowe 11/Oct AltLd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 10/Oct Lead O/S

One long pitch

jezb1 08/Oct AltLd

Very pleasant. Ab tat there.

lost.arrow 27/Sep Lead

The UKC Logbook Description makes more sense than the CC Tremadog guide. Thankfully the ab is still there. Would be fantastic if done as a single pitch.

with Ian Ashworth
Hidden 27/Sep 2nd O/S
Davesmith1981 22/Sep AltLd
with Owen Pearce
fizzychewitt 30/Aug Lead

Lead as one pitch. Lovely climbing, classic Tremadog

with John Norman, Alun
guy757 24/Aug -
Hidden 12/Aug Lead rpt
chrisallan 06/Aug AltLd β
theotherpetehill 06/Aug AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 06/Jun AltLd O/S

Very good route.

with gustav
Gustav 06/Jun AltLd O/S

Great rock quality - excellent route and a ice surprise having walked in for cream du and found it busy.

with Matt G
Hidden 06/Jun AltLd
caradoc 05/Apr AltLd O/S

Quality VS. Previously 1/08/1999

with Matt H.
Denry 21/Mar AltLd O/S

Lovely climbing, I led the second pitch.

with Karen AI
foostu4 19/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb AltLd
Marq 27/Feb AltLd O/S


jcw ??/2015 -
Harri777 ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Stephen T
BTphonehome 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
jsmcfarland 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got a bit lost trying to find tantalus/tarantula so ended up on this somehow. Did the climb in one huge pitch which was an incredible experience. Some really dodgy gear in the 2nd pitch which just made the whole thing more memorable. One of the best belays at the top of any route I've done in NW :) 3 stars

with Alan
alanblyth 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Hardy 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
edmitchell 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
emmarowe 02/Mar/13 2nd
Sardien 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

P2 - lovely!

with Helena Robinson
Callum Anderson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Pero 29/Sep/12 Lead
smolders 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Somehow managed to miss the sloping stance. Didn't think I'd gone far enough, so carried on climbing. Firstly up the steep wall above the stance, then when this didn't seem right, downclimbed and went up the shallow groove and rib. Ended up doing it as one pitch.

mike lawrence? 04/Sep/12 AltLd

started up first pitch of sally but belay ledge was overgrown with gorse so finished up Mensor.

with Colin
erica 24/Jul/12 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
brolte 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick Pearson
Duncan Campbell 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, really nice. Climbing like a spazz lead to Jess asking whether I climbed differently on E4s... I do, honest!

with Jess
xusa 03/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Barry D 11/Mar/12 AltLd
with Derek & Dick
Robbo1 ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Adam1973 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Ann S 23/Jul/11 2nd

Really nice little route.

with Adam
steve prior ?/Jul/11 AltLd
with Andy C
martrin 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
dan ely 24/Jun/11 2nd
with tony (army)
Different Steve 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Bry 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Barry D 11/Jun/11 Lead
with Trish
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Simon Cahill 05/Jun/11 AltLd β

Lead on 1st pitch, Second on 2nd pitch

with Lee Paskin
Anthony Dixon 05/Jun/11 AltLd
ayuplass 01/May/11 2nd
with Thea, jo
garywong 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/11 Lead
mr mills 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with pflip
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Rog Wilko 05/Jun/10 Lead

Very nice route. If using the CC guidebook, make sure you don't go left of the first small overhang - it's the big black one they're referring to. Pitch 2 is no harder than the first, though very exposed.

with Debbie Wilkinson
MarkFoster ?/May/10 AltLd
SGD 18/Apr/10 AltLd

Led P2, great route again, lovely rock

with Jonny WMC
JRSB1991 ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/10 2nd O/S
chrisallan 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Carly 14/Oct/09 AltLd
with Richard
nickhoward 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd
Brendan 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Paul
Babika 20/Jun/09 2nd

Harder to get to the crag than do the route..... But well worth the trip.

with Rob Hinton
Od 28/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Martyn "Noodles" Middleton
Noodles 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch. Really nice route but make sure you ab down as the descent is rubbish

Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Neil Metcalfe101 26/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Chapman
andrew300169 12/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

really good route, but make sure you ab!!

Owain Llewelyn 04/Jul/08 Lead
with Dad
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
3 Names ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
gareth scott borthwick 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

I led the 1st pitch, Heddwyn led the 2nd

with Heddwyn Fletcher, Luke McMullin
climbingpixie 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with James
Hidden 07/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
steven 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Good sustained climbing in the drizzle.

with Simon Dawson
sdawson1 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

2 pitch

with swifty
malc 25/Mar/07 2nd O/S
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
with ian andrews
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
mikelaing ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
five 03/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with JT
a_d_tru 27/Aug/06 AltLd

Led 1st pitch

with Alex
HeatherF 04/Aug/06 2nd
with Carwyn and Mark
Dale ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with johny
leathers ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 18/Sep/05 AltLd
richw2k2 29/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Carol joined us too

with Johnny Martin
Hidden 19/Apr/04 AltLd
a_radiohead_fan ??/2004 -
James B 07/Sep/03 -
with Phil
Mike Turner 27/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Alex Rigg
Hidden 22/Feb/03 Lead
John Kettle ??/2003 AltLd
kjbix 02/Jul/01 AltLd
with Richard Beech
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walker, Martin Flint
rlrs ??/2001 AltLd
Derek Ryden 16/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
with Matty
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/00 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 01/Aug/99 AltLd
with Gill Heartly
Chris Ellis 25/Jul/98 AltLd

Louise led pitch two

with Louise Pellett
nickdonohue 14/Mar/98 AltLd
with Dave Chapman
iskra2000 30/Mar/97 AltLd
with Danuska Rycerz
Hammy 29/Mar/97 Lead
with Penny Excel
sdht ?/May/96 -
chris sm 16/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Duncan McLay
Tim Bateman 14/May/95 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Apr/95 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/95 Lead
Marti999 ?/May/94 AltLd
with john
Hidden 26/Mar/94 AltLd
nai ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Iain Thow 31/Aug/92 Lead
with Pram Singh
Julian Wedd ??/1992 2nd
with A. Brierley
Hidden 14/Dec/91 AltLd
tlr 24/Jul/91 AltLd
with Pom
John Roe ?/Sep/90 AltLd
with Nige Hughes
nigehughes ?/Sep/90 AltLd
with John Roe
OMSKB ?/Jul/90 Lead
Andy Say 09/Apr/90 Solo
andy gittins ??/1990 Lead
kev davies ??/1990 -
Tony Buckley ?/Feb/87 -
with Steve Byatt
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
biggianthead 05/Aug/84 -
with HT
TonyF ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with Ian Birkinshaw
Hidden ??/1984 -
Hidden ??/1984 -
Nigel Bond 13/Mar/82 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
Mike C 25/Sep/81 AltLd
with Chris Davis
mark-abz 24/Jan/81 2nd
with Jerry C
Ken Taylor 15/Aug/78 Lead
with Roger Wilson
Bolt Phobia 24/Apr/77 Lead
paul59 02/Apr/75 2nd
with Geoff Read
Hidden 15/Feb/75 AltLd
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
tapley 07/Apr/71 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
uphillnow ??/1970 -
mikej 10/Apr/67 Lead
with Jim Godbold
Hidden 28/Jan/67 Lead
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