Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the once-pegged crack then trend left past a second crack and a useful pocket. Finish more easily. Sadly, the route is often green, so if you find it clean, get it done. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

Maddie 10/Sep Lead O/S
with kim
ladymuck 10/Sep 2nd O/S
with Maddie
Hidden 01/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun Lead O/S
mcb 27/Jun Lead O/S

Really nice, as clean as it needs to be atm, lovely, balancey technical grit. Deserves its 3 stars!

with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
Alpenglow 23/Jun Lead O/S

Bit dirty but moves flow nicely and never too hard. Gear where you need it.

thomaspomfrett 04/Jun 2nd β
with Ed Poulter, Pat Brien
davebrox 12/May -
Rob Davies ?/Mar Lead

Very green at this time of year but climbable. 2nd DNF

with Phil Ashton
Andy Moles 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Andy
Calum Wadsworth 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Nice but filthy. Needs more traffic.

with Bruce
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Gordon W ?/Jul/14 Lead RP

First HVS lead

scarmichael ?/Jun/14 Lead β

delicate technical moves and very enjoyable

Hidden 21/May/14 Lead
pie_eater_pete 20/May/14 Lead rpt
robman 14/May/14 Lead O/S
jessericson 14/May/14 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
petegunn 14/Nov/13 Lead

A quality route, even with the grass in the final section.

with Davina
Hidden 14/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Lawrence Furse
Matt Cooke 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ERH ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Ben Finley
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 05/Jul/13 2nd dog
with John
tobyk 30/Jun/13 Lead

One fall.

with simon
Hidden 22/May/13 TR dog
pedrosanpb 22/May/13 TR O/S

great climb. interesting moves

with Soren waters
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Hidden 26/Jun/12 TR
cookacat 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Really rather good, needs traffic! Bit of belay faff at the top because I led on a halved 50m rope, ended up abbing. Worth it!

with Dafydd
Nickster ?/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd rpt
pastep 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Top quality climb *** just enough gear just enough holds.

PaulHermes 27/May/12 2nd

This route deserves trafic!! It is superb and tests every technique of climbing. Good lead Paul!

with Paul VCCC
alias dave 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Sam Simpson 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S


with Duncan MacNeil
roberto18 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, if it is in condition, get on this route, the more people who climb it the better if will get.

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S

harder than i thought it would be!

Mattyk 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Harder than i remembered

Ewan Russell 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 01/Aug/11 2nd

Excellent route.

with Cake
Cake 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very good. Worth all the stars. I'm glad I got on this innocuous-looking climb

with Matt
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 03/May/11 2nd
with Connor Cussel
Laurence Everitt 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
thetradlad 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
andy mcc 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/10 Lead
Mattyk 13/Oct/10 Lead

Superb.. Seconded about 4 years ago but really superb climbing. Every bit of it was a nice move.

Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead β
Hidden 12/Sep/10 -
kieranlivett 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with nick valente
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
petellis 16/Aug/10 2nd rpt
mattyork2 16/Aug/10 Lead β
petellis 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

A good route and clan at the moment.

Chriswallis2 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with Pete
Sean_J 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Route cleaned 3/7/10 - now go climb it yourself and give it some much-deserved traffic. Loads better than the HVSs in the quarry for sure!

with Robin
lrandall 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

A grassy top few meters, with no protection for the top-out. Deserving of its stars.

with Andy C
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Andy Hudson 03/Nov/07 TR
with Dan
alaan 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Martin (Almscliff)
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead β
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Mattyk 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Ali K
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/06 TR O/S
John Kettle 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
nige 28/Sep/02 Lead
with john buckley
Just Another Dave 06/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with sam kendrick
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
Whealiebob ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
ando227 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Roget 10/Jul/99 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 23/Jun/99 2nd O/S
with Drew
DavidEvans ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with William Wilson
Hidden 12/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
Chris Reid 10/Jul/95 Lead O/S
John Southworth 12/May/94 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 17/Jun/92 2nd
Hidden ??/1992 -
Dave Musgrove 21/Sep/91 Solo
with Brian Rossiter, Nigel Baker
Dave Musgrove 05/Aug/91 Lead
with Lyn
Hidden 29/Jul/90 2nd
rob.grafton 24/Jul/90 Lead
with Bruce
Neil R 03/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Hidden 20/May/89 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 17/Sep/88 Lead
with Mike Boyle
Hidden 15/Sep/88 2nd
Chris Ellis 18/Jun/88 2nd
with Trevor Lilley
Pete Pozman 26/Apr/86 Lead rpt
with Mark Gray
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/81 Lead
Dave Musgrove 02/Mar/80 -

This was probably a solo ascent on what I have recorded as my 85th visit to Ilkley! The route was a regular favourite by this time and soloed fairly regularly in this era.

charlesmfrench ?/Nov/78 2nd O/S
with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
Dave Musgrove 30/Jun/76 Lead
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, StuartP, iksander, JonmapDL, mattwilk, Ropeboy, Hidden, climbinmunkey, petellis
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