Rockfax Description
10m. The left-hand arete of the slabby face then the wide crack and bulges above. © Rockfax

Poss E.Y.M.C. Pre 1957

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

John Higgs 26/Oct Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 29/Sep Lead rpt
Becks87 16/Aug Solo dnf

One move about 2/3 of the way up that required a bit of a push up to grab a blind-ish hold - given the grade, I'm sure it was a good hold, but didn't fancy risking it off the rope, so climbed back to the ground again.

with Adam L
atom 16/Aug Solo O/S
StePaylor 12/Jul TR O/S
with Helen Welford
Roget 11/Jul Solo O/S
with robin, jim
lcullum7 23/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
mikestr555 18/Jun Lead
Hotcake 07/Jun Lead

V little gear even with large cams etc.

with Adele
emmymoss 07/Jun Lead O/S
dakidunn 03/Jun Lead
with Tris
Topsy Turvy 03/Jun 2nd
SamT1 24/May 2nd β
MikeDowsett 11/May 2nd
DaveB61 11/May Lead
davebrox 11/May -
KieranFallows 02/May Solo O/S
tommicass 19/Apr Lead O/S
brownie0705 19/Apr Lead O/S
Neal Jobling 19/Apr Lead O/S

Not that easy for the so called easiest route on the block!

with Tracy
Hidden 16/Apr Lead
Jmpollard 09/Apr Solo
Hidden 22/Mar Lead O/S
glaramara 22/Mar 2nd
with Mau mau
jtilney ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
cloudsoarer ?/Oct/14 TR O/S
MikeLell 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
dakidunn 21/Sep/14 2nd
Sciguy 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
benthomas.online 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Scott Haslam
Mickdenali 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Walker
paulh.0776 02/Sep/14 2nd
with hmc ED
SarahSharps ?/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Andysomething 29/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Norman Bennett, Peter McGarry
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/14 -
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
crater 04/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with alastair
Hidden 03/Jul/14 -
dakidunn 25/Jun/14 Lead
edmundro 15/May/14 -
CJP 10/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tom holdsworth
2010_graham 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with David B
John HW 11/Apr/14 -
with Cath
tom_holdsworth 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Chris Postlethwaite
stewc 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
mwat 11/Mar/14 Lead
Andrew_ing 09/Mar/14 Lead
theomoore ??/2014 Solo
henry.jeffreys 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with UBMC
Hidden 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/13 Lead
Dav va 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Fun climb. Could have done with some larger cams/hexes for better protection.

BnB 25/Sep/13 -
Hidden 25/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead
AvaWilsonHope 16/Aug/13 2nd
with mark dunn
dakidunn 16/Aug/13 Lead
with Ava Hope, Katy Hope, Ian Hope
Hidden 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
katyhope 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with IanHope
IanHope 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Henry Swandale ?/Aug/13 2nd β
colin milton 07/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead β
adamwesthead 25/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Callum
MartinJWood 25/Jun/13 Solo O/S
MartinJWood 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Wood, Hollie Prince
callumbarrington 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with adam
roperat ?/Jun/13 Solo
mky77 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd β
mikestr555 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 05/May/13 Solo O/S
michelleaukland 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Puma 16/Apr/13 Solo rpt
with Carmen, Simon C
DinoGator 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Actually started on Shorty's Dilemma (S) but noticed that the top was covered in trees so quickly moved left onto Old Corner.

neilrl 16/Apr/13 TR O/S
stev1e.wilso 02/Mar/13 2nd
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Jenni Myers 15/Nov/12 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 11/Nov/12 Lead
with Simon
JonathanJones 08/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with Scott
DGY 14/Oct/12 Lead β
with Barbara & Graham
lcullum7 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Greta Ferloni
petegunn 04/Oct/12 Lead
with Tom, Davina
Two Cams Tom 04/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Dibdawg 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Scott Haslam
Dan0Me 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Chris Hill
papashango 05/Sep/12 Solo
Ian Hinkins 02/Sep/12 Solo
Scrabble 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Marc Colbeck
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead
a13x 12/Jul/12 Solo rpt
a13x 20/Jun/12 Solo rpt
with Doug
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd β
andy jennings 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 27/May/12 Solo O/S
daveagriff 25/May/12 Lead
with Dan Fisher
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd
Hidden 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dervey 19/Mar/12 -
another_mark 18/Mar/12 -

Feels hard for the grade and I still hate the descent

with stephen rowley
ruffnek 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Philip Howard
mzchambers 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Josh
aJmes1 25/Feb/12 Lead β

Couldn't find the top out so finished up topping out on neighbouring Shorty's Dilema (S)

Marq 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Coatesy
a13x 22/Jan/12 Solo rpt
tsjx 14/Jan/12 Solo
roperat 13/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Matt U
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
robertmctague ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/11 TR O/S
speedymccreedy 10/Nov/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/11 2nd
a13x 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
quantized 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Tenko 01/Oct/11 -
with Jon Rogerson
Hidden 14/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Andy DB 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jen
Jen B 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Andy
ruffnek 23/Aug/11 Lead β
with Philip Howard
Mr Fuller 21/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Chris Williams
ruffnek 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Simon Richardson, Philip Howard
another_mark 14/Aug/11 2nd
with Mick - vccc
PaulHermes 14/Aug/11 AltLd
with Tibor
Hidden 27/Jul/11 Lead β
BethanWhite 23/Jul/11 Lead
with Matt Greenwood
Hidden 06/Jul/11 Lead
kato'sdad 06/Jul/11 2nd
guisboro andy ?/Jul/11 AltLd
munch88 29/Jun/11 Lead β
with rob
robblowen 29/Jun/11 2nd β
with Munch
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
David Wynne 20/Jun/11 Lead
with Laurence Wynne
SteveM 14/Jun/11 Solo
Bloke on a Rope 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Matt
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
Mr Fuller 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Without cams you need some ingenuity, but regardless there's no gear after about halfway.

with Chris Baker
spragglerocks 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
munch88 31/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/11 Lead O/S
graphiclunarkid 14/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd
nick ferro 08/May/11 -
Hidden 08/May/11 -
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/May/11 Solo
APRS 06/May/11 Solo
Hidden 03/May/11 TR
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Solo β
Michael Whitley 20/Apr/11 Lead
with James Gowdy
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ritid 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S

cam tastic, if you have 4x number 4 DMM. however, i used mine at the bottom, as i only have 1

ilona torstensson 11/Apr/11 2nd
mdwilson 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Tiddles09 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Plenty of places for gear if you have cams, save a nice number 4 cam for near the top though and simple enough. A nice enough climb, First trad climb since septiember/

with Jason Bottomley
adamwesthead 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Pete, Zeb
zebster 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Pete, Adam
Haighy 28/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Jack00 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Mitch1990 07/Mar/11 Solo
richtc88 ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jamie Brown 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
conor 18 ??/2011 Lead β
with Jack Hockenhull
danny33 ??/2011 Solo
ruairidhwad ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
Wizzy ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
SiW 06/Nov/10 Solo
rockrat 20/Oct/10 2nd β
with Lucy Reed, Heather Ingram
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
RuthC 10/Oct/10 2nd
benghull 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Only one low runner, made this feel quite bold.

beckybray1 17/Sep/10 2nd dnf
rgd1977 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
elephant0907 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Simon
phleppy 19/Aug/10 Solo
markfairbank 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
martinp 23/Jul/10 2nd
with Adam
AdamP 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead
pr1984 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
mountainbagger 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Like Great Slab, this didn't seem to have much gear (could be my lack of cams or skill in finding any placements!), so felt quite hard. Fun route though.

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
NaomiHart 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Mattyk 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with on my own
pffft 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Oliver
niallk 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Carl
Hidden 16/Jun/10 -
scallan022 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Peter Howlett 11/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead
Peter Holder 21/May/10 Solo
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo O/S
alisonk 16/May/10 Lead
with Dave
davidk 16/May/10 2nd
with alison
PeteH 02/May/10 Solo O/S
charley 02/May/10 Solo O/S
Richie Rich 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tony H
Tony Holdsworth 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rich Cutsforth
coombsy ?/May/10 Lead
with B.Coombs
tomprestwich 29/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead
richie88 27/Apr/10 2nd
markalmack 24/Apr/10 Solo rpt
simon kimber 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
joem 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
simonward 17/Apr/10 Solo
Matthew Coleman 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lesley
Rob Laird 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
tony wood 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah P, Danny Crump
LiL Saz 02/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
AJ007 02/Apr/10 Solo
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
SidekickDan 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
gordon henderson 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Kerry Johnstone
Andy Graham ??/2010 -
robertharris7 05/Nov/09 2nd O/S

no dramas found really easy, enjoyed the climb, seconded Ry on RLT Course

1918hasti 23/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
John Pickles 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Andrew Morton
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Solo rpt
simoncov 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with LJ
shouter 09/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/09 TR
kitP 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Andy lead, Kate seconded then me and tally followed

with Tally, Kate, Andy
Andy DB 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tally, chris, Kate
tobydunford 24/Aug/09 Solo O/S
evh 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with James_D
Hidden 19/Aug/09 TR O/S
timbo58 06/Aug/09 Lead
JWB 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Lucy Adams
tom heaney ?/Aug/09 Lead
Andy Hudson 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Alan
DGY 14/Jul/09 Lead
with Paul
Hidden 12/Jul/09 TR
Ben.hopkinson 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pam Rozniakowski
Matt Bill Platypus 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Alison Wood
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
howhard 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
cadmonkeysmith 14/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Rick
climbing_rocks1983 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Petey
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
Liam Martin 31/May/09 Lead O/S
gazb 31/May/09 2nd
David Wynne 26/May/09 Lead
betamonkey 26/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/May/09 2nd
Hidden 12/May/09 Lead
andybuckley 10/May/09 Solo
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
shouter 03/May/09 Solo
MD 03/May/09 2nd
with Heg
al jackson ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
hoyle118 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Kieran
tanssop 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
creakyknees 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lynne Webster
Lordcarr 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Spencer
simon hawkins 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with dean scott
Dean Scott 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen Jennings
jimorothy 07/Mar/09 Lead
with Rachel Crolla
spencer1988 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S

hannah's first lead

with Hannah+Nick?
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd
Jonny M 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Money
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
aberSam ??/2009 2nd
Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/08 Solo
Peter Howlett 24/Sep/08 Lead
garywong 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Jamie Smart
popebenedictus 23/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
aldred 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
hawkins321 13/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead
babymoac 28/Jun/08 2nd
with Jon I
PaulHermes 15/Jun/08 AltLd
with Rich
mullermn 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
bengillies 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
adam carless 26/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Adam1973 02/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Kirill 25/Nov/07 2nd
with Gareth, Gerard Thornley
ollyroberts 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Daisy
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
helen1509 01/Aug/07 2nd
with Andy SOC
Anna Horrox 30/Jul/07 Lead
with Holly Adamthwaite
Adam1973 03/Jul/07 2nd rpt
David Wynne 03/Jul/07 2nd
with paul godwin
beaumap ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Peter Camp
Hidden 24/Jun/07 2nd O/S
wilchivs 24/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Ripley
PanzerHanzler 24/May/07 2nd O/S
with David Rafe
gilldando 07/May/07 Lead β

nicky followed but Tommy belayed bless him. I took ages building up the courage to rock over on the middle bulge- what a necky lead for the grade!

with nicky
JBGee 02/May/07 2nd O/S
with Phil SOC
jamescarter 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Kathryn Langham
jamescarter 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Kathryn Langham
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Adam1973 28/Apr/07 Solo
Adam1973 21/Apr/07 Solo
sargy 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with phil latham
Phil Latham 21/Apr/07 2nd
Will Smith 17/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Richard Storrie
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
gilldando 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with reg
FrankW 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Joe
mortimea 17/Mar/07 -
with Rob Nason, Roger Jackson and Pete Sanderson
Taffa 02/Feb/07 Lead O/S

My first experience of Cams. No problem!

with Rick Ginns
spragglerocks ??/2007 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf ??/2007 Lead
tallan9 ??/2007 -
Dax H 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Marcus Evans
Outdoorfun37 20/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead
kwickfit 31/Aug/06 2nd O/S

easier version of shorties dilema, still has very sparse pro at the top though

with chris hull
erica 28/Aug/06 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 28/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 31/Jul/06 TR O/S
pdisney 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Chris L
joe_alexander 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd dog
DerwentDiluted ?/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Tenko 06/May/06 Solo O/S
with Kev Wilson
Zoomer 21/Apr/06 Lead
with Nobby Clarke
the rec 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
andysroom ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
@ndyM@rsh@ll ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Andy Parsons
markalmack ??/2006 Solo RP
tomhull ??/2006 -
Hidden 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
maria85 24/Sep/05 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Solo
collingwood 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with Martin Hoather
DavidR 11/May/05 Solo O/S
VS4b ??/2005 Lead
rock ape ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Linzy T
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Solo
gonzo_ls9 ??/2005 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
Hidden 15/Sep/04 Lead O/S
kitch22 04/Sep/04 Lead
with Hannah Wilkes
John Brayshaw 13/Jul/04 2nd rpt
with David Burnett
Brown 21/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/04 2nd
George Ormerod 24/Apr/04 Lead
with Clare D
sdht ??/2004 -
cem 27/Apr/03 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 16/Apr/03 2nd rpt
with Carmen
SteveM 29/Mar/03 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Hidden 20/Jul/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/02 2nd
dougiestein ?/Mar/01 2nd
rocktigger ?/Mar/01 Lead O/S
with Clare
LakesWinter 12/Jun/00 2nd
with Phil B
philboy ?/Jun/00 Lead
with matt g
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
craig h ??/2000 -
Jonathan Richardson ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/99 Solo
Hidden 16/Jul/98 Solo O/S
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Hidden 27/Sep/97 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/97 Solo O/S
nai 17/Aug/97 Solo
with Cal
Andy Say 06/Apr/97 Solo
smudge 05/May/96 Lead O/S
Laramadness 29/May/95 Solo
John Brayshaw 09/Aug/94 2nd O/S
with Tony Salter
rob.grafton 03/Jun/94 Solo
with Bruce
Iain Thow 06/Aug/93 Solo
Hidden 02/May/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/92 Solo O/S
craig h 26/May/92 Lead rpt
with Jo
Tony Little 20/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
kato'sdad 28/Jul/91 Solo
tapley 24/Mar/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
adam carless ??/1991 Lead
with Someone from YUMC
Hidden 08/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Moses 27/Mar/88 Lead O/S
with Gary Neadt
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with all sorts
Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 18/Jun/86 Solo O/S
babymoac 02/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 -
hazeysunshine ??/1984 Lead O/S
telemark ??/1982 -
99bolivar ??/1979 Lead O/S
RichardMc 03/Jun/78 Solo
uphillnow ??/1974 Solo
mikej 06/Apr/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Dave Musgrove 15/May/71 Lead
mikej 02/May/71 Solo
Hidden ??/1970 Solo
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