Rockfax Description
14m. The soaring left wall of the rift offers a sterling challenge. Climb the crack to its end then a thinner crack to its termination. From here poor pockets (and bold climbing) lead slightly rightwards to the top © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the initail crack, move left to a smaller crack, up this then right to better holds, from where you can gather your thoughts before committing to the finish.

Mike Hammill, Al Manson. Sep/1977

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tim newton 10/Oct Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 10/Oct 2nd rpt
nick ferro 05/Sep TR

1 rest - awesome route - wish I was strong enough for the lead.

with Oli Birkill
BRoe 02/Sep Lead G/U

Close to the onsight, found it hard to commit from the break but went easily when I got around that :) Awesome route!

with Chief, whitehouse_rhys
Mike Todd 30/Aug TR RP
with Harrogate MC
robertmctague 08/Jun Lead O/S

2nd E5 onsight, first one on grit.

with Tom, Kirsty, Andy, Rachel
climberchristy 02/Jun Lead RP

My first E5. Had a couple of tries at this in recent weeks. Managed to string it all together in clean ground up lead today. Really pleased. Excellent route! Deserves more than 3 stars!

with Ben Cole
Hidden 30/May Lead G/U
LRob 12/May Lead O/S

Good kit and safe

LRob 12/May Lead O/S

Good kit and safe

davebrox 12/May 2nd
with Lee
GeoffG 18/Oct/14 Lead
with tim lowe
Hidden 13/Oct/14 TR
Stone Muppet 22/Aug/14 TR dog

Too weak!

with ah
robman 18/Aug/14 Lead dog

rested on the gear after getting flash pump, clean to the top after that. Should have warmed up!!

Rachel Slater 20/May/14 TR O/S

Didn't feel too hard, should probably try and lead next time.

Olli-C 17/May/14 2nd dog

Brilliant route, rested at the hard move going up the the jug.

with Swanny
David Sherratt 28/Apr/14 Lead RP
Luke Brooks 17/Mar/14 Lead

Ground up, 1 fall at top.

with Delyth
Wizzy 09/Mar/14 Lead RP

An amazing route with good gear and great moves. Favourite route on grit!!!Got on second session.

Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Oct/13 Lead RP
ejected ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dominic lee 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
a13x 20/May/12 TR dog
with Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason
willbatho 09/Aug/11 TR
JulesV 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
ollyroberts 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Ben
ollyroberts 04/Mar/11 Lead dog

Off top hold!

with Will
phil64 ??/2011 -
Adam Lincoln 07/Nov/10 Lead β
with Jordan Buys
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
akhughes 25/Oct/10 Lead β
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Sep/10 TR
Pippa 18/Sep/10 TR
with Jon
simon kimber 17/May/10 Lead rpt
with Fabrizio Della Rossa
Hidden 16/May/10 TR O/S
simon kimber 15/May/10 Lead dnf

went for the onsight, got massively pumped, slapped the top ledge and took the lob. will be back

with Jim Rogers
Hidden 02/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead dnf
markalmack 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Viginia Cooper
mattyork2 31/Jan/10 Lead dnf

Another good learning experience on the way to elusive frist e5 onsight. First go - confused on traverse and didn't know where to go and didn't go far enough - pumped out and slumped! Pulled ropes. Second go - found early move off crimps even harder. Scraped it to good break clipped gear - caught jacket on a sharp pebble on the traverse and had to reverse a move to get it off - first jug - second jug -layed one on the for the top and took a 9 metre 'noooooo!' Next time - got the beta written down - fitter - less brave - place more gear - psyched

with YUMC Joe, Johnny Richard, Pete Ellis
Adam Ellwood 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Parton
Boy ?/Oct/09 -
with Rob Smith
markalmack 20/Sep/09 Lead RP

last 2 cams were not the best making the slap to the top ledge feel very nice when i got it. First E5 - sweet!!! i thought it was easier than some E4's ive done, but cant compare to other E5s.

with anna baker
Cragrat Rich 25/Jul/09 Lead RP

Rare but possibly introductory headpoint ascent. Enjoyed three short sessions of practice but the lead represented the first clean ascent throughout. Great climbing and still surprisingly adreneline fuelled!

Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead RP
miastacey 25/Apr/09 2nd
with Bob Smith
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2009 Lead RP
mikekeswick 12/Oct/08 TR RP

great route,v.sustained

with dunny
Toby Dunn 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with nigel poustie
Hidden ?/Jun/08 TR
alaan 21/Oct/07 Lead rpt

Attempted this climb last year (to the day, coincidentally) but fell from the last crux. Went smoothly this time - brilliant climbing!

furry 06/Jun/07 TR dog
with LMC
howlingbaboon 27/Apr/07 TR dnf
with Scott
Hidden 09/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead β
Ram MkiV 04/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Wasn't expecting it to be so sustained. 3 distinct crux sections with semi rests/shake outs in between. Brilliant. Was pumped by the end and was quite dynamic off the final pinch to the top.

with Dan and Nick
Tony Little 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Chose a bit too warm a day for this one, had to slap the top facing a possible monster whipper!

with Daniel Stevenson
Brown 19/Feb/06 Lead dog
with Paul
mikekeswick ?/Feb/06 TR RP
with leif
Rik Dawes ??/2006 TR RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Richard Kirby
pezzerrr 06/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
PaulTanton 19/Apr/02 Lead O/S

Grit masterpiece

with John Hardiman
Hidden ??/2001 Lead RP
Roget 27/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with jon
Steve Crowe ??/1999 Lead O/S

circa 1999. Classic. Looked at it closely from all angles. Above and below but not by abseil.

with KM
Jon Read ?/Sep/98 Lead RP
with Tanya Holdsworth
jameshiggins 19/Apr/98 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead RP
leathers 28/Apr/96 2nd O/S
with Julian Simmons
Hidden 01/Aug/95 Lead
Rich Kirby 21/May/95 2nd rpt
uphillnow ??/1995 2nd

Mick Johnson lead it and a team seconded it

Evoman ?/Jul/94 Solo

My first E5

with Jon Read
Bruce Kerr 23/May/93 2nd
with Jason ?
shark ?/Mar/93 Lead β

Took over the lead from Andy for the only time ever after he had done the hard work putting the wires in.

with Andy Perkins
adam carless ??/1993 TR dog

sandbagged by one of the uni stars who led it with ease

with Someone from YUMC
Hidden 15/Aug/92 TR O/S
mik1miller ??/1991 Lead O/S
with luke steer, elliot blaylock
Hidden 06/Jan/90 2nd dog
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
Hidden ??/1989 Lead RP
Rich Kirby ?/Nov/88 Lead β

Abbed down...checked out gear placements ...prior to lead.

with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
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