Rockfax Description
12m. A classic test-piece with a maddening move on it. Bridge the green groove awkwardly to the capstone where a good thread protects the taxing exit round the left edge of the boulder. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climbs the often green V corner to the roof with good gear. Step left and arrange a good thread runner to protect the crux exit.

FA Allan Austin. FFA Joe Smith, Joe Brown and Dennis Gray. Apr/1958

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

Hidden 20/Sep 2nd
Rachel Slater 18/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd O/S
williap 06/Jun 2nd dog

What a top out

with Toby
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
jonnysims 29/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Laing, Dave Everett
guisboro andy 29/Jul/14 -
Keith Swainson 26/Jul/14 Lead
with david stevens
David Stevens 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Keith
Calum Wadsworth 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pretty dry at the moment, good route sustained interest all the way up.

with Emma
kyaizawa 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Top climbing! Well protected an interesting all the way, especially at the top!

with Jake, Henry, Matt
Climbster 15/Mar/14 2nd β
with Luke
FragOcon 13/Aug/13 Lead
Ed carrigan ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
oread 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S

first HVS onsight

petegunn 30/Jun/13 Lead

Quite strenuous, good route.

with Davina
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
kirky_p 06/May/13 2nd
mark sadler ??/2013 Lead
with rob
David Bulley 05/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Lead O/S

very green and slippery. didnt manage to get the thread in at the top so protected the final move with cams.

a13x 01/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Shoulder collapsed due to awkward nature of route so fell off:(

with Paul S
simon kimber 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Max Harms, Hannah Hunt
Higher Primate 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Drew
Hidden 02/Jul/11 -
Hanski ?/Jul/11 2nd
ewan i 02/Jun/11 2nd
Laurence Everitt 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

while it was still pretty wet, good fun all the same

with Ewan Irvine
Robin Warden 22/May/11 2nd
with rob weston
Anthony Dixon 04/May/11 Lead
Jack00 25/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Toproped years ago.

with Si Bulmer
Mr. K 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Bryn Wood
James Moyle 13/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Surprisingly good compared to what it looked like! Probably the most inelegant exit ever performed. On any route. Anywhere!

with Ben
jonny taylor 02/Apr/11 2nd

OK, found a more elegant if a bit insecure way of finishing it this time, with a rounded layback...

with James B
barney800 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Quality climb. Laced full of gear, had a bit of a struggle threading the capstone then almost fell off on the top out. Good times!

Hidden 15/Sep/10 Lead O/S
petebale2000 15/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, move to exit isn't too bad.

Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead
gazbonutter 30/Jul/10 2nd dog

Climbed first half but miserably flailed up the rest squirming and panting with multiple falls much to Pete's delight

Chriswallis2 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
jkarran 05/Jul/10 Lead

Surprisingly awkward to exit

with Pete
petellis 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
lithos 24/Jun/10 2nd
pebbles 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

faffed considerably trying to get a sling round the thread, getting quite pumped, only to find the actual move straightforward. So for me the crux was the gear faff!

with rob
riven 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Robinson
Matthew Robinson ?/Jun/10 2nd
Andy Graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Anderson
David_Gledson 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

With Lucy

jonny taylor 21/Jul/09 Lead

Great puzzle of a route, but I took the wrong line at the top, got pumped out and had to rest on the sling. Gritstone topouts are not my forte, but is it actually possible to top out this route elegantly?

cat22 20/Jul/09 2nd
with Jonny
jonka ?/Jul/09 Lead
with sean
duzinga 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Jie
Adam1973 02/May/09 2nd rpt
with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with adam
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
padski ??/2009 -
Rob Davies ?/Sep/08 2nd

Awkward (i.e. hard) finish

with Phil Ashton
mikekeswick 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S

What a great route!!If it's dry do it!!Great gear all the way and the top out is much easier than it looks!!

with andy
IanJackson 27/Jun/08 Lead
with Peter
Dan 85 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Phil
porridgefan 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dan
davebold2008 ?/May/08 2nd
with Pete Davies
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd
Adam1973 06/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Jonny
betamonkey 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Finished in a blizzard

with Jonny Baker, Adam Burt
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
mje1398 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Hidden 16/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Andy Chubb 16/Aug/07 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Adam1973 23/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Joe Noake 23/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Adam Newton
Adam1973 20/May/07 2nd rpt
FrankW 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Joe
stevo smith 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Alexander, Chris Britton
Jack00 ??/2007 TR O/S
fifth ??/2007 -
Brown 21/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Beth
Mattyk 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead
Colin Matheson 01/Jul/06 2nd

Very physical - pumped out

with Dave Gugan
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead dog
chrishedgehog 03/May/06 Lead O/S
with S. Mead
King Rat ??/2006 Lead
with A
jim robertson ??/2006 -
tomhull ??/2006 -
SteveM ??/2006 2nd
with Chris
lithos ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

great route, cleaner than it looks with a safe struggle at top!

Monk ?/May/04 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Scottish78 16/Aug/02 Lead
with Fiona G
five ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with JT, PW
Hidden ??/2002 -
smudge 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
Shaw Brown 26/Jul/00 Lead
with cliff brown
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 2nd
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
uphillnow 26/Aug/97 Lead
tlr 03/Aug/96 Lead
with Kim and Pete D
leathers ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Simon Vallance
Hidden 26/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Tom V 30/Apr/95 -
Hidden 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
gareth_hull ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Richard Forrester
Hidden ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Okecroak 25/Jul/92 Lead
with N Smith
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
malc 25/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Sep/90 2nd
with David
Hidden 26/Sep/90 Lead
craig h ?/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Luke Steer
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
Steve Crowe 15/Oct/89 Lead O/S
with Bob Bennett, KM
Pete Pozman 23/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 20/Aug/89 Lead
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
telemark ??/1982 2nd
with Jim Sutherland
GeoffG 05/Nov/77 Lead
RichardMc 26/Jun/76 Lead O/S
with Don Hammond
Hidden 13/Sep/75 2nd
mikej 28/Aug/73 2nd
with John Bickerdyke
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/73 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 07/Jun/73 Lead
with Stewart Grant
rockofades ??/1972 Lead O/S
with LB
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
Dave Musgrove 10/Apr/68 -
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