Rockfax Description
12m. After a tough start (5c?) follow pockets and slopers up to the break where a small thread (possibly also chipped?) and small cams protect the awkward (chipped) finish. Avoiding using the chipped hold, lest you be struck down, is nearer 5c. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start just right of holly tree. Use pockets and a useful pebble to a welcome ledge. First protection can be found, then move up easily to a small break (micro cam useful), then make steeper pleasant moves up to a small thread. All that remains is the awkward top out this can be done without the chip at 5c, 5b with.

Tony Barley, Chas Hird. Aug/1966

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robertmichaeladams 26/Sep Lead
with Sarah, Mark C
Mike Todd 21/Jun Lead O/S
The Reaper 30/May Lead O/S

The small gear is just enough.

David_Gledson 18/May Lead O/S

The chipped hold is a foothold! Gear is number 1 walnut, 00friend and 1friend, plus the thread. Awesome route, lovely moves, and the gears good enough.

with Alan
cpforbes 10/May 2nd RP
Gabe Oliver 10/May Lead O/S

Great route and felt super cruisey which is always nice! Definitely worth the 3 stars

Climbster 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Calum Wadsworth 25/Mar Lead O/S

Start felt pretty bold, a good route non the less.

with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Mar Lead

Really awesome route, a must do for a trip to Brimham.

SPD224 02/Sep/14 2nd
with Martin Smith
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd
oread 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Jonathan Richardson 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/14 Lead RP
Nez ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
James Oswald 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Tough route generally. A hard start (hard 5c) leads to a cool reach with reasonable gear. The thread is very small but I couldn't see the hairline crack described in the guide. I was too scared by the sloperiness to attempt the top elegantly. Scary! cool route

with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood
Graham Booth 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very sweaty today! Great route, thread is solid, don't believe the hype!

with Peri
pebbles 27/Jul/13 2nd

followed this twice today, the first time with graham the second with dave. tried bouldering out the bottom moves up to the point of standing in the pocket a few times before daves lead. maybe try up to the ledge the next time there with a few mats!

drysori 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Melissa
theomoore 05/Jul/13 Lead β
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Malcolm Bass 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt

No idea when I first did this. But enjoyed it today.

with Adrian Mellor
climberchristy 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent! A really varied route from hard, bold start to big rest on big ledge to interesting middle and committing top-out. Brill!!

with Al
pebbles 01/Jun/13 2nd
PeteH 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 16/Apr/13 2nd O/S
James Oakes 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Good climbing, gear not very confidence inspiring!

braders94 06/Apr/13 2nd RP
Jack00 03/Apr/13 Solo rpt
with Edd Carrigan
Goose4 08/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Sam Marks 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Was expecting it to be much more sustained than it is and found the chipped hold pretty easily. Still the moves are great and once past the start feel pretty slabby.

petegunn 05/Oct/12 Lead

Excellent, a long reach to the top from the thread. Chipped hold must be a red herring as i couldn't find it either. Quality mantel to finish. : )

with Davina
Hidden 05/Oct/12 2nd dog
Ian Broome 29/Sep/12 Lead β

Tricky and spooky. The gear is not that inspiring. Great moves. Did n't find the chip, the top out mantel felt hard.

petellis 29/Sep/12 2nd dnf

Belay was way left. Couldn't be arsed with the stress of the top-out like this on a multiple repeat.

with Broomy
GPN 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Good climbing. Unfortunately the cam slots are getting very worn. Couldn't find (didn't look for!) the chipped hold.

with Annette
petekeron 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Brock
a13x 20/May/12 Lead rpt
with Luke Cullum, Ben Bowry, Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason
Matt Harle 20/May/12 Lead O/S
lcullum7 20/May/12 2nd RP

Hard boulder problem start but not too difficult after that. Although the gear is sparse!

kyaizawa 20/May/12 2nd RP

Awesome route. Had to work the bouldery start once.. One to come back and lead!!

dancey1981 13/Feb/12 Lead RP
Ed carrigan 06/Jan/12 Lead
Matt Cooke 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
ianjfsutcliffe 30/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Spent forever on the central moves before stripping out and traversing off. Still there for the onsight.

with Coatesy
Petarghh 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
a13x 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Jessie Harris, James Stokes
Wizzy 21/Sep/11 Lead β

First e2 back in the day! Classic route!

andysroom 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ali
robman 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead β
theotherpetehill 03/Jul/11 2nd

I did direct finish on top rope

with Andy Harper
pebbles 19/Jun/11 2nd

dave cruised the lead

JulesV 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
John Brayshaw 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Laura Justice, Dan
coombsy 08/May/11 Lead O/S

lovely climb in 3 parts. Boulder problem start, thoughtful middle and a lovely move to get the top. Really enjoyed this!

with John B
JamieSparkes 01/May/11 Lead O/S

exciting stuff, excellent boulder problem start and an interesting top out - covered in birdshit and lichen - turned out I was a bit too far left. oops

llamaglama 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jam
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd

Rest after starting sequence. Further two rests before attempting final mantle to top.

peppermill 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Diggler 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Steff007 ??/2011 2nd dog
with Rob
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
rosh3000 ??/2011 2nd
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead β
robman ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Steph
akhughes 25/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great pitch with good moves all the way but felt a bit spooky. Didn't find/use no chip.

with dad
MikeLeeds 19/Sep/10 Lead RP

Top roped it clean twice first, some very nice moves on it, found the chipped hold, it makes the top out an easy mantleshelf, at least that's what I thought!

clive-greenwood 18/Sep/10 TR O/S
clive-greenwood 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt

The chip is very easy to find naturally at the top if you go in the correct direction. Although unlike mike, i found using it to top out very awkward first time, still indispensible though, would not fancy palming over on a mantleshelf!

Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S


with Jim
Jim Slater 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
petellis 11/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Climbs really nicely when repeated. Still can't find the chip.

jkarran 11/Sep/10 Lead

Loads of really good climbing, spoiled only slightly by the ledge. No idea where the chipped hold is if it's supposed to be on top, there's a few candidates on-route though.

with Pete
AlistairB 25/Aug/10 Lead β

Lead on Pete's gear after he lead it, just a convenience thing as we both wanted to lead it. Brilliant little route, didn't see any sign of a chip at the top though so I guess I did the 5c way?!

petellis 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Couldn't see the chip...

with Alistair
pastep 08/Aug/10 TR

superb route... awfull top out.

PaulHermes 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Paul VCCC
Hidden 11/Jul/10 -
Kirk 02/Jul/10 TR dog

Hard start, and harrowing heel-hook topout. Tough middle section, too. And bold.

with Ian A
Dave Foster 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Best route I've done at Brimham. Top out was interesting. Didn't realise that was where the chipped hold was so involved a desperate pebble pulling beached whale horror show. Great climbing start to finish.

with Sandra
Phill Mitch 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

fantastic route,the gear is ok,just have a go its safe!

with mick
simon kimber 17/May/10 2nd
with Fabrizio Della Rossa
cobweb 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with martyn hopson
Hidden 12/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
AJ007 04/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Dan
dan gibson 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with AJ
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Mikey P
Peter Holder 08/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
dancey1981 ?/Mar/10 2nd
mattyork2 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Great day out with Johnny and Pete who turned up later. Good effort by jonny on desperation crack.

with Johnny Richard
petellis 30/Jan/10 2nd dog

Knackered and not warmed up after work. Couldn't work out the moves at the top and had to dry-hump the top-out.

with Jonothan Richard, mattyork2
RossG ??/2010 -
Alex Winter 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
peteJ23 16/Aug/09 TR RP
with Shunt
Christian Beck ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 12/Jun/09 2nd rpt

daves lead

with dave alastair james
jadm2 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
miastacey 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Peter Holder 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Rawlings
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/09 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
CalumC 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 29/Nov/08 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/08 2nd dog
betamonkey 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Marcin Ostasz
Russell Lovett 24/Aug/08 TR O/S

clean but i had already done the start before as a boulder problem.

with andrew haigh
IanJackson 27/Jun/08 Lead
with Peter
Hidden 13/Jun/08 TR
betamonkey 20/May/08 Lead β
with Jonny Baker
pebbles 10/May/08 2nd
rob askew ?/May/08 Solo

had led ages ago

Jack00 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Such an amazing route!

with Shaun L
joe larner 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Didn't quite have the right size cam for the slot in the middle but made do with collection of reasonable gear.

with Jack
Shaw Brown 14/Oct/07 TR
with David Jones
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Classic little route, bit run out at the bottom and a cool exit move but enough gear to keep most happy.

with Rik
mje1398 28/Aug/07 2nd dog
with Matt K
Mattyk 28/Aug/07 Lead β

Having seconded ali on this a while back it went much easier than i remembered. Gear not bad at all (for my info only: a 'pink' went in well)

Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Boy 15/Apr/06 Solo

Date an approx guess

Karl Bromelow ??/2006 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich ?/May/04 Lead

Regretably seconded early in career. Led clean a year later. Excellent climb which is ruined by beta, so I won`t give any

Hidden ?/May/04 Lead
Daniel Armitage 15/Apr/04 Lead rpt
Brown 04/Apr/04 Lead
Joe Noake ??/2004 2nd RP
with David Noake
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd O/S
cem 27/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
ian caton ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Abi
pezzerrr 16/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
chrishedgehog 28/Nov/01 Lead β
with John Lilly
malc 07/Oct/01 2nd
with CL
Paul Figg 07/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
mugglewump ??/2000 Lead
with Bob A
PaulTanton 15/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Dave Taylor
PaulTanton 15/Mar/98 Lead O/S
innes 01/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with CJ
sadams 20/Sep/97 Lead
with Team Midlands
nai 17/Aug/97 Lead
with Cal
andrew300169 17/Aug/97 2nd O/S
with Pom
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
uphillnow 13/May/96 2nd
with Mark Gray
tlr 19/Nov/95 Lead
with Chris Harvey
PaulTanton 19/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Toby Briggs
PaulTanton 19/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/95 Lead O/S
Tom V 30/Apr/95 2nd
with John Ganley
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/95 Lead
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
rob.grafton 10/Aug/93 2nd
with Bruce
Mick King 29/Jul/93 2nd
with Simon Walsh
John Southworth 29/Jun/93 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 11/May/93 Lead
with Bruce
shark ?/Mar/93 Solo O/S
with Andy Perkins
Hidden ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/92 TR
Andy Say 25/Aug/92 Solo G/U
alkira 13/Jul/92 -
with Mike Lates
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/92 -
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Andy Wild
WB ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Roget 13/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
allmag 19/Aug/91 Lead O/S

Forget about gear - you might as well solo this - good value. Having a 'feeling bold' day helps but it's not E2 - E1 5b is on the button.

Hidden 07/Jul/91 Lead O/S
craig h 07/Jul/91 2nd
whispering nic 06/May/91 -
with noj
mik1miller ??/1991 Lead O/S
with luke steer, elliot blaylock
Dave Musgrove 01/Dec/90 Solo
with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster
Hidden 01/Sep/90 Lead
Chris Reid 17/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Apr/90 2nd
with David, Jim Worthington
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29/Apr/90 -
with Dad
Pete Pozman 24/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd
with Dad
Neil R 07/May/88 2nd
with Richard W
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ??/1988 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/86 Lead O/S
nbotting ??/1985 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/82 AltLd
Nic Robinson 04/Oct/80 Lead O/S
with Dave Oddy
Dave Musgrove 19/Sep/76 Lead
with Mike Butler
Hidden ??/1976 Lead
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