Rockfax Description
14m. A venerable and varied classic. The wide start is tricky, the rest is sustained and interesting. © Rockfax

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

Tom McCabe 21/Nov 2nd O/S
OERees 21/Nov Lead O/S
with Tom
BnB 20/Oct -
Lamb 16/Oct Lead O/S
with Matthew Thompson
neuromancer 04/Oct Lead O/S

Rather good fun for a short pitch.

KLPearson 04/Oct 2nd
with Joseph
metcalfe1990 03/Oct Lead
Jmpollard 25/Sep Lead O/S
Mike Todd 09/Sep Lead rpt
with Harrogate MC
richiebongo 31/Aug Solo

Did this years ago.

Hidden 16/Aug 2nd
Christian_S85 11/Aug TR O/S
Hidden 29/Jul TR O/S
Deezel65 14/Jul Lead O/S

Two moves on the top crack feel more like 5a

cragtyke 14/Jul 2nd
with Ross
Hidden 09/Jul TR dog
Goodstuff 25/Jun Lead O/S
with Matt Elliot
Matt1234 24/Jun Lead O/S
Alpenglow 23/Jun Lead O/S
SteveM 15/Jun TR
atom 14/Jun Lead O/S

An awkward start that very nearly spat me out. Definite crux to the climb. A good sustained crack above. Worth its stars

SteveM 11/Jun Lead
with Marq
Marq 11/Jun 2nd rpt
SteveM 09/Jun Lead
with Tom
Mike Todd 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Helen Lawson
bomtall 06/Jun Lead O/S
HannahGo 04/Jun TR rpt

Top roped but placed gear and climbed as if leading for practice

BenedictIEP 03/Jun Lead O/S

Didn't feel nearly as fierce as other people have made it look.

with Ezioo Chen, Nick Boone
daftendirekt 24/May 2nd β
john lynch 23/May Lead O/S
with Dave Barber
Hidden 23/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May TR O/S
mapperley samurai 16/May Lead

Very good climbing, well balanced.

davebrox 12/May -
Ian1987 04/May Lead rpt
with Jessica
Hidden 04/May Lead O/S
Jamesmoly ?/May 2nd O/S
Marq 22/Apr 2nd rpt
SteveM 22/Apr 2nd
with Tom
lanky and weak 21/Apr Lead
with Lyndon Chatting-Walters
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd rpt
Albert Exley 18/Apr 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 17/Apr Lead O/S
robertmctague 07/Apr Solo rpt
theomoore 07/Apr Solo β
scott quinn 06/Apr Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 06/Apr 2nd O/S

Crux at start

tsjx ?/Apr -
chris cockbain 24/Mar TR O/S
Hidden 19/Mar Lead G/U
Rob Davies ?/Mar Lead

Finish OK but tricky start

with Phil Ashton
Sam Procter ??/2015 -
GregJones17 23/Nov/14 2nd rpt
HazelMacLean 23/Nov/14 2nd RP

fell off the start :(

Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead β
mclancy50 22/Nov/14 TR O/S
with UBMC
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead
1poundSOCKS 03/Nov/14 Lead rpt
bobpilgrem 03/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Matthew
db79 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Henry Brett 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Really nice route! tough start move!

with Andrei Markin
Martyn Nicholson 12/Oct/14 Lead
with Ed Robinson, D Dunk
Tim Rodgers 12/Oct/14 Lead
with David Forster
Maddie 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Took me a while to commit to the move. Lots of gear though

with Dan Hostford, Alun, Dan S, remus, Dennis999
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
shah 17/Sep/14 Lead β
scottcoates 13/Sep/14 Lead β
williap 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Scott
Olli-C 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
poigol5043 11/Sep/14 2nd
with Matt Elliott
Coel Hellier 10/Sep/14 Lead
Polnedrane 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
tallginge 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

probably my favorite climb yet

Wizzy 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
joeflan 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead β
nick ferro 23/Aug/14 -
ian d f 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

The only route we fitted in before the rain came down. I found the start tricky and took me a couple of goes to figure out how to do it. A hurry up call (due to rain) provided some added impetus.

with Michael, Ian
pearson9596 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
SteveM 05/Aug/14 TR
tsjx 05/Aug/14 Lead
with John Mc
gst 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Fowler
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
scarmichael ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

beautiful line, commit to the move above the ledge to gain solid holds in the crack

thomaspomfrett 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Poulter
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead
shah 18/Jul/14 2nd β
Calum Wadsworth 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jcasey2436 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Spa assessment

Lebowski 16/Jun/14 2nd
stickonthewall 13/Jun/14 Lead RP
Luke Jones 06/Jun/14 Lead dog
with maria, Will
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rich CMC, Chris CMC
Rachel Slater 21/May/14 2nd rpt
pie_eater_pete 20/May/14 Lead rpt
spragglerocks 15/May/14 2nd rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 15/May/14 Lead
with Rachael
rob.grafton 15/May/14 2nd
with Jim
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
rich.manterfield ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with George Nunn
bobpilgrem 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew
spragglerocks 28/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 28/Apr/14 2nd
with Rachael
Hidden 23/Apr/14 2nd O/S
BnB 21/Apr/14 -
1poundSOCKS 19/Apr/14 2nd β
mathematically safe 18/Apr/14 -
shah 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
Tom_Shill 05/Apr/14 2nd
robman 01/Apr/14 Lead rpt
jessericson 01/Apr/14 2nd dog

Fell off silly move at beginning (foot slip)

pedrosanpb 29/Mar/14 Lead

I think I've finally figured out the start, which is good as it was a bit moist in the crack on this occasion

with Dominic pumfrey
CallumSmith ?/Feb/14 Lead
Nez ??/2014 -
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
metcalfe1990 ??/2014 Lead
Lloyders ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Pete
thelps ??/2014 2nd O/S
watson23 ??/2014 Lead O/S
with nat
Gordon W ??/2014 Lead O/S
thelps ??/2014 TR
Hidden 14/Dec/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Nov/13 Lead rpt
Whitty2012 16/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/13 TR RP
petegunn 07/Nov/13 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 07/Nov/13 2nd rpt
Nathanie1 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead
Louise Hall 06/Oct/13 2nd β
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
K Mckay 21/Sep/13 Lead dog

Screwed up on the start of the last crack and fell off. Success on the second attempt!

with Rich Pooley
Unknownbiker 10/Sep/13 Lead
with CMC
alias dave 25/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with ed
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead RP
ERH ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
BnB 30/Jul/13 -
SteveM 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with SteveM
Hidden 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
nick ferro 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
Jimmy1976 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Simon
Simonj 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with jim
Dino Dave 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Fin, Kirsty, Tony
spragglerocks 10/Jul/13 Lead rpt
GAshby 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
danny_85 29/Jun/13 Lead RP

Top roped first as steve had been belaying himself before i got there.

with Steve
quickdrawmcraw 16/Jun/13 2nd
munch88 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with rob
robblowen 05/Jun/13 2nd β
with Munch
SafeNath 01/Jun/13 TR dog
with soco, kjn
rich_hw 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Paul Figg 31/May/13 Solo
bigredsquirrel 26/May/13 Lead RP

Hard start and sustained above, gear was generally good. Getting pumped and desperate towards the top so ran it out for the jug!

with Rich Pooley
Morgan P 25/May/13 TR β

Rest day after exams finished, day before Lanzarote. Helped set up the highline across the quarry entrance

Hidden 23/May/13 2nd β
1poundSOCKS 23/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead
Hidden 19/May/13 TR
Hidden 19/May/13 -
jon3163 12/May/13 TR O/S
greenysimon 12/May/13 TR
with jon3163
Bill Lawrence 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Bradley Cowley
braders94 05/May/13 Lead O/S
maria85 02/May/13 Lead rpt

TR'd this years ago but nice to go back and lead

with Jules
davebrox ?/May/13 Lead
with Fiona
Hidden ?/May/13 -
Charlie Staincliffe 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Superb climb with interest maintained all the way. Quite a tricky start.

with Stuart Myatt
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead
SPD224 23/Apr/13 2nd
with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith
mathematically safe 20/Apr/13 -
christianbreeze 18/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with lee godson
yorkshiresherpa 17/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Tommaso D'Odorico
tom.dodo 17/Apr/13 2nd RP

Tricky start!

with John
papashango 15/Apr/13 Solo

pretty nice

with Stu
Montecore 14/Apr/13 Lead
with Richard Lizzimore
lanky and weak 14/Apr/13 Lead
with Craig Usher
rfdl100 13/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Rikki
SuperMike64 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with mike hargreves
nick ferro 16/Feb/13 Lead
with Oli Birkill
Morgan P 09/Feb/13 Lead β

Lead on prepaced gear up to flake after a fresher fell off. I finished it for them

Tom Dent ??/2013 TR β
AMJ098 ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Teappleby ??/2013 2nd
with max
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/12 Lead rpt
lanky and weak 15/Nov/12 2nd β
Goose4 05/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Leonie 27/Oct/12 TR dog
Chris1234H 27/Oct/12 TR O/S
Patrick Hill 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
jennamsmile 27/Oct/12 TR
with Leonie
Jillybean 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Brad
jimorothy 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Scott Barnett
alias dave 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 TR β
Andrew82Leeds 06/Oct/12 TR
samrad 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Bennykr
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
mikecollins 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Laura D
riven 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Mick
dainbramaged999 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Andy
Tenko 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Neil Ashcroft, Matthew Diggle
oread 23/Aug/12 Lead β
Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Alaric 06/Aug/12 TR O/S

Super route

with Neil
Thinker01 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ralph Wilkinson
Andy_B39 29/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Luke
David Cowley 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Liam Martin 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Excellent climb. start to a couple goes to figure out but once off the ground steep climbing on excellent holds with good gear where needed. happy days :)

with David Cowley
65m moderate millington 15/Jul/12 2nd dog
with lukas, naomi hatto
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
1poundSOCKS 12/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead
chrishedgehog 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Kieran Myles
luke harper 19/Jun/12 Lead β
BeckyPayne 18/Jun/12 TR O/S
with David D'Arcy, Adam Collinge
petekeron 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 12/Jun/12 TR O/S
matty123 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
MarkRoe 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Nickster ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mzchambers 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Al ~York
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 28/May/12 Lead RP
with Jake
a13x 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Henry Hakkinen
kyaizawa 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Cheeky Nut placement was difficult to remove.

PeteH 20/May/12 2nd rpt
with James Parkinson, Chris Moxon
RossKirtley 13/May/12 2nd O/S
gmatthew 10/May/12 Lead O/S
alias dave 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Sam Simpson 05/May/12 Lead O/S
daWalt 02/May/12 Lead O/S
with Marq
Marq 02/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Andrew Lodge 30/Apr/12 Lead

Simply superb, the loweer part is polished in places but the upper crack is fantastic when you commit to it.

with Pete
Tony Ryland 30/Apr/12 2nd
Samuel Wainwright 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
sparkass 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Bertbee 05/Apr/12 2nd
with Duncan
Dino Dave 01/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Dad
Hidden ?/Apr/12 2nd
jacktomlinson 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tobyk 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Mr Fuller 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

To clean another climber's gear.

TRFrost 02/Mar/12 Lead β
with W. Hooke
James Thompson ?/Mar/12 -
HannahGo ?/Mar/12 TR dnf
Matt Cooke 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Wil.Hooke 02/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Frost
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore ??/2012 TR O/S
with SUMC
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Hidden ??/2012 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
bobstones 29/Dec/11 2nd O/S
gw3285 17/Dec/11 Lead
Dan Geh 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S

nice steep climbing on massive holds at top

with Freshers
stev1e.wilso 27/Nov/11 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 27/Nov/11 Lead
Cat G 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Found the start really awkward, moving on - the big flake looked a bit daunting but as soon as I was on it, it was beautiful climbing - wanted it to carry on a bit more!

Desi Gillespie 30/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Rowan Scott
spragglerocks 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Nigel M
johnfranklin 22/Oct/11 Lead
cat22 22/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Mike
RossKirtley 19/Oct/11 Lead
with Luke Robinson
PaulHermes 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Tibor
Dafydd Llywelyn 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Duncan MacNeil
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Bex_M 18/Sep/11 2nd dog
with Duncan Dunbar
John Lewis 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
Rachel Slater 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

hard start

Olli-C 04/Sep/11 2nd
adamwesthead 02/Sep/11 2nd rpt

Tried it with the pack on. Found the start so hard even tho I've done it clean before?? then got pumped. Put me off doing the cassin this year

with Zeb
zebster 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Adam
spitfirerick ?/Sep/11 Lead
pie_eater_pete 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
antdav 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Tricky lower section, very satisfying hold after sustained nice moves after mid point ledge

with Emma
hotfeet 29/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
waynem1985 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
kitkat78 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
robman 23/Aug/11 Lead rpt
SteveM 23/Aug/11 Lead
with Kat
Steve Lenartowicz 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Clare
Ben Harper 21/Aug/11 Lead β
with Ian Lovatt
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tsjx 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S


stephen Rowley 14/Aug/11 TR dog
Pike 14/Aug/11 TR dog

Pretty spicy start, lovely layback off the flake at the top.

RyanC 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Valente
Hidden 08/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Rob84 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Flash
Flash29 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
samfayers 03/Aug/11 TR O/S
spragglerocks 02/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 02/Aug/11 2nd
with Rachael
LakesWinter 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Cake
Cake 01/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route

with Matt
Freshprintce ?/Aug/11 Lead β
Legionreturns 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
cookacat 02/Jul/11 Lead

dodgy start, weighted gear about a metre up before lowering off, manning up and doing the whole thing clean.

with hayley
ayoungblakelock ?/Jul/11 Solo O/S
crispycodd 25/Jun/11 Lead

Last route of the day. Last move seemed a long reach.

mfisher 20/Jun/11 Lead RP
chris smith 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
APRS 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Halla Parkin
jonny taylor 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Andy B
CragDog 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
ablackett 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jonny
Andy_B39 11/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with James Davidson
Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Wilst ?/Jun/11 2nd
succa89 18/May/11 TR O/S
with Irish, munch88
munch88 18/May/11 TR O/S
with irish, dan sutcliffe
steev 14/May/11 Lead dog
with Dave V
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead β
smithjmw46 07/May/11 Lead β
with Sam Dunn
furry 04/May/11 Lead rpt
wayne higgins leeds uk 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tim_mcd 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Manchi 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with tim_mcd
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead
Pete Scott 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
beds74 20/Apr/11 Lead


with Craig Hartley
SteveM 19/Apr/11 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 19/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Neil R 16/Apr/11 Lead
with Sharon
David_Gledson 12/Apr/11 Lead

Much better on the top move this time. Very nice route!!

timmsy 12/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
Anthony Dixon 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Ben
dainbramaged999 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
smithjmw46 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mataius 14/Mar/11 -
achapman 20/Jan/11 2nd

Climbed in the dark at about half 9 last night

Scottish78 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
BethM ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
keith leonard ??/2011 -
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead O/S
fulton333 28/Nov/10 TR

Started on bottom half of S Crack then moved right and up the face for second half

Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
David Kay 13/Oct/10 Lead
with Aaron O'Leary
Dino Dave 10/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Dad
Matt_L_Robinson 10/Oct/10 Lead
APRS 10/Oct/10 2nd
Ryan Varnam 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
roberto18 04/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/10 Lead rpt
HannahGo ?/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Jeremy Godden
petegunn 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Davina & Matt
jonny taylor 17/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with James
Jimmy O 17/Sep/10 2nd
mountain man ed 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 13/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Very Wet

rowanrs ?/Sep/10 Solo rpt

Windy but committing after big ledge. Buzzing.

RuthC 31/Aug/10 2nd
with Alain
Didymus 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead rpt
andy mcc 19/Aug/10 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
philb 11/Aug/10 TR O/S

with simon

smeaton 11/Aug/10 TR
with phil
Hidden 02/Aug/10 2nd
J1PEF 01/Aug/10 Lead
mrplastique ?/Aug/10 TR O/S
Chriswallis2 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Pete
petellis 28/Jul/10 2nd rpt
djprepie 25/Jul/10 TR
with Megan
Martin Haworth 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with richard white
Hidden 10/Jul/10 TR
climbing_rocks1983 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

lovely - tricky start

with Petey
samcook 26/Jun/10 TR dog

I'd been advised to lead this - bloody glad I didn't. Fell off at second move. Beginning is awkward and polished. Steep and sustained all the way up but good jugs and foot ledges.

with Kristoph
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
thetradlad 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Almost spat off at the start but after a welcomed break at about 3 Meters made it with no further slips

Will_Maxwell 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Carina Topham
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
niallk 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Really good solid climb. Found the start tricky but fine once you sort the moves.

with Pam
hellorichie 16/Jun/10 2nd
barni 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S


Brendan 05/Jun/10 Lead β

On mate's gear

with Mikey and Paul
Shauna 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
JulesV 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
mikeyg 27/May/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
lucasp 12/May/10 Lead O/S

Failed on my first attempt a couple of years ago so very pleased.

with rachel (lmc)
venture10 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with RC
DanH9883 02/May/10 Lead
with Lee
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β

Freezing cold couldn't feel fingers

dazwan 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Only did this as someone else bailed and went to collect the gear. Was initially told it was graded an S, so pleased when I looked in the book to see a VS. Tricky start, but found the top half harder. Made a mess at the top where there is a nice ledge (to the right of the crack) as I pulled onto it with nowhere to go so had to drop back down and move left to the crack.

with Paul S
pastep 28/Apr/10 Lead rpt
lrandall 24/Apr/10 Lead

Bailed off the crux of Fairy Wall into this.

with Christophe
nick ferro 20/Apr/10 -
pwilkie 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 20/Apr/10 Lead
gazb 18/Apr/10 Lead
with wendy
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 16/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead
cyril 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Tim Eley
Hidden 10/Apr/10 -
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
raptorheli 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
alexrafferty1986 08/Apr/10 -

really cool route

with David Bishop
AJ007 04/Apr/10 Lead
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Boj S ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Cocky
adam coxsell 27/Mar/10 2nd

bottom section is way to polished!

Harry Thorpe 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Gadd
petegunn 18/Mar/10 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 18/Mar/10 2nd O/S
AlistairB 14/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Lisa
Hidden 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
lanky_bastard 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
LisaA 14/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Sam Marland 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S

very nice climb, took a little rest on the ledge half way, after the start. Good route.

hoyle118 13/Mar/10 2nd
with AMC Club trip
Andy_B39 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Marland
lauren k 13/Mar/10 2nd
with AMC
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Hidden 07/Nov/09 2nd O/S
petellis 31/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Luke
petellis 31/Oct/09 2nd rpt

After Luke's sgrit.

with Luke
Graeme Hammond 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
david morse 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with lole
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Jamie Goodwin 04/Oct/09 Solo
lrandall 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Andy C
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead β
Rowansb ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 20/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Sean Jacobs
Flash29 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with berrie
tim newton 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
spragglerocks 10/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Lumbering Oaf 10/Sep/09 Lead

repeat of a classic - still, struggled for the top reach!

Hidden 10/Sep/09 2nd β
Alex Winter 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
jonka ?/Sep/09 Lead
with sean
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 31/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with andrew haigh
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
al99 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
martinazando 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mark Salter 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/09 2nd RP
Hidden 01/Aug/09 2nd dog
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/09 TR
Rich Kawecki 22/Jul/09 2nd β
with Pauls
Batt 11/Jul/09 Lead β

Nice to lead it clean, having only ever dogged it seconding years ago!

duzinga 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S

great moves near the top.

with Omer
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd
Tim W 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/09 TR
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with JoeT
Hidden 10/Jun/09 -
Hidden 10/Jun/09 TR O/S
bridget143 31/May/09 Solo dnf

Soloed the first half before down climbing/ jumping off.

David_Gledson 31/May/09 Lead

Very pumped, tricky top move.

with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Ewan Russell 30/May/09 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 26/May/09 Lead dog

Not very fit at the moment. Hung off a no. 1 cam before doing the final moves. Should have pulled through. The top is easy with jugs.

with Zeb
zebster 26/May/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
cat22 03/May/09 2nd rpt
with Mike
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
Rich H ?/May/09 TR
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Bennykr 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Huw
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Helen23 03/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben Hirst
gripped01 ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Jim Jarvis
timbo58 ?/Apr/09 Lead

failed last move

climbingpixie 21/Mar/09 2nd
with James
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
good_value 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Only placed 3 quick draws. Abseiled off.

with Rob S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Lead
matthew154 ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Dino Dave ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Dad
vertical worm ??/2009 Solo
dazbarker 29/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Bitterly cold, fingers numb until I gained the ledge. After that a really nice climb.

with Pete Davis
HeatherF 11/Oct/08 Lead
with Mum and Dad
simoncov 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with George
AndyMay 17/Sep/08 2nd
with Dave Payne
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
JWB 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Button
lucasp 07/Sep/08 Lead dog

First move went well but struggled after that. Nice route though.

with Bruce
Jack00 24/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with tommyzero
harryt 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Roslyn
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
givemetea 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
Anna Horrox 20/Aug/08 Lead
clive-greenwood 20/Aug/08 2nd
with Anna
sparra 16/Aug/08 TR dog
petellis 10/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Si dH 10/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
AlistairB 08/Aug/08 Lead rpt

Excellent climb, crux is probably the start which is very awkward.

HeatherF 06/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with George
hawkins321 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with rosie atkinson
ollyroberts 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Great route,lovely moves and good gear

with gill
practicalcat 27/Jul/08 2nd dog
adam carless 27/Jul/08 Lead rpt

hot, greasy and polished - definitely not the right conditions. Still a great route though, the holds keep getting better all the way up.

gilldando 26/Jul/08 2nd β

flippin hard

with Mike
Joemanglerocks 22/Jul/08 Lead
with Alison Ellwood
AlistairB 22/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Josh
kitch22 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Paul Quinn
lankystreakof 01/Jul/08 2nd
with John Walsh
Dave Douglas 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 -
pebbles 18/Jun/08 Lead dnf

had a total epic on this. struggled up the bottom half which was more awkward and polished than expected, arrived at the mid way ledge totally pumped, chickened out and traversed left to finish up Old Crack (VS 4b) beside it. would to come back and have another go though!!!!!

porridgefan 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with phil and liam
riven 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Alisdar Breen
jonny5 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

polished but a beaut!

with Nick Lambert
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

An absolute beauty of a route.

with Andy B
cat22 04/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Jonny
markfairbank 30/May/08 Lead dog

We had a bit of a struggle with this one. Mick led upto the ledge but got pumped and lowered off his gear. I tied onto the sharp end but popped off the tricky first move twice before getting it right. Continued up and finished the climb fine - top is sustained but really positive.

with Mick D
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
Rawstron1 15/May/08 2nd O/S

Great climb. no prob with last 'long' reach but fannied about lower down.

with Tim
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 TR O/S
Si dH 19/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Easier than it looks at the top, but I thought the hardest of the Ilkey 3* VSs.

with Chris James
Hidden 16/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Jack00 13/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Jono
FrankKeogh 05/Mar/08 2nd O/S

Classic Climb,cold & windy added to the fun,cheeky move at the top for short people!

with Pete Davies
matt thornton 03/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with peotrick
nakedave 18/Feb/08 -
joe_alexander 17/Feb/08 2nd β

Hung on rope to retrieve jammed cam, then lowered and linked route cleanly

with Henry Castle
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
decs 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Steve
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/08 Lead rpt
tomhull ?/Feb/08 -
Hixmclix ?/Feb/08 Lead dog
joe larner 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/08 Lead β
DKaye ?/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with David Smith
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
JSA ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
fifth ??/2008 -
Lumbering Oaf 10/Nov/07 Lead rpt

Finally led this nice VS

alexyoung 10/Nov/07 Lead β
Hidden 06/Nov/07 TR O/S
martin48 28/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with dave
RedFox 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Maria
maria85 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Stef
Will Hunt 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Sean Jacobs
heidavey 01/Oct/07 TR O/S
with Susi
flower like ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S

hardest climb so far, really enjoyed it though, some good hand jams when you neeed them.

with Adam Hicks
Becky E 29/Sep/07 2nd
petellis 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Bex
Simon Perry 18/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Hannah Buckland
Lumbering Oaf 16/Sep/07 2nd β

2nd time I've seconded the climb. Nice route following the crack with a long reach at the top flake.

Claire S-J ?/Sep/07 2nd
@ndyM@rsh@ll 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jay
ksjs 21/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with mark
01sdool 11/Aug/07 TR O/S

Hot weather!

with ACF
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/07 -
Anna Horrox 02/Aug/07 2nd
clive-greenwood 02/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Anna
betamonkey ?/Aug/07 2nd
with Niall McCurry
scorky345 ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Owen Pearce
khawk ?/Aug/07 Lead
with WH
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Thomas L 17/Jun/07 TR rpt
with Steve Robinson
Thomas L 03/Jun/07 TR O/S
with David Donnison
munchkins 26/May/07 2nd β
with Em, Rob and Ed
Toby Dunn 20/May/07 Solo O/S
adi bryant ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ian
MeMeMe 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Simon
supafly 22/Apr/07 TR dog
with john
HC~R 15/Apr/07 2nd
with John Rushby
Sylvi 10/Apr/07 2nd
with Glen
furry 04/Apr/07 2nd
with SteveM
Benwa 02/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Alex Hyslop
howlingbaboon 31/Mar/07 TR dnf

Finished up Fairy Wall, half way up.

with Scott
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
design crisis ??/2007 Solo
northernneil ??/2007 -
camjberry ??/2007 2nd
with Greg Grace
Kevster ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/06 TR O/S
Trobbo 01/Nov/06 Lead
with steve crossley
Miles87 ?/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Alan Royale
robman 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with stu
Chriswallis2 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Dave
Northen Vince 12/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Oliver
andy mcc ?/Oct/06 Lead β
with Arifa Chakera
Rob Davies ?/Sep/06 Lead

Long reach to finish - get feet high

with Phil Ashton
Bob Clough 29/Aug/06 TR β
with Tony Reed
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead dog
dj_brigham05 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with John Jones
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
chris2451 12/Aug/06 Lead RP
with Greg Grace
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S
alaan 29/Jul/06 Solo rpt
John Kettle 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
WB 19/Jul/06 Lead O/S

not a bad little climb

with Jim
Hidden 19/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd
will.grange ?/Jul/06 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd
Haglington ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with John Fitzgerald
reg_measures 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Elsier ?/May/06 2nd
with Clare LMC, Ian
Chris Sansum 13/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Immediately I'd started leading this a load of chavs (about 30 of them?) turned up blasting music and shouting loudly. A little difficult to concentrate on leading under the circumstances. Still, I enjoyed the climb nevertheless. The crack is bigger than it looks from the bottom - i.e. your fingers do fit into it! Interesting move at the top - I coould only just about touch the positive hold, so had to trust my feet on some very small footholds to gain the crucial extra reach required. Conditions were absolutely freezing due to high winds, but at least it dried the rain off quickly. A great climb.

with Weilin Wang
Xav 03/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead
with Bryn
attitudeclimber ??/2006 TR O/S
with paul gibson
Sean_J ??/2006 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead
oliver.stewart ?/Oct/05 Lead rpt
with Kate Moss
barney_edin 17/Sep/05 Lead
Nick Taylor ?/Sep/05 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Elsier ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Ian, Stuart
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd
penrithblencathra 29/Apr/05 Lead
with Ed or Jon
John Brayshaw 27/Apr/05 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 27/Apr/05 2nd
with John
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Chris Davids 09/Apr/05 Lead dog
with Dad
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Lead O/S
VS4b ??/2005 2nd
Brown ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Solo
Jamie Brown ??/2005 2nd
with YUMC
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 28/Dec/04 Lead β
Hidden 29/Aug/04 2nd dnf
antroy 23/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden 23/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/May/04 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 03/May/04 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 03/May/04 2nd
alaan ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Weilin
Nobby ??/2004 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
spoony84 ??/2004 Lead
MazElden ??/2004 Lead
Phil West 23/Nov/03 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby
Hidden 16/Oct/03 2nd O/S
ellie macpherson 16/Oct/03 Lead

good climbing

Hidden 13/Oct/03 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/03 2nd
adamwesthead 29/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Hoult
John Brayshaw 16/Sep/03 2nd rpt
with Richard Tomlinson
Hidden 26/Jun/03 TR
Hidden 25/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Lead β
Mark Collins 24/May/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 24/May/03 2nd
with Mark Collins
Hidden 24/May/03 2nd O/S
hedgehog77 21/May/03 Lead
John Brayshaw 20/May/03 2nd rpt
with Richard Blowes
Hidden 13/May/03 TR
Hidden ?/May/03 2nd O/S
Mattyk 18/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Jude
Hidden ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
sdht ??/2003 -
Hidden 24/Aug/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/02 2nd rpt
Urgles ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead rpt
rlrs ??/2002 2nd
ClimberJimmyB ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Ben Jones
shoulders 13/Oct/01 Lead
with joules
Hidden ?/Oct/01 -
davetigger ?/Sep/01 -
John Brayshaw 31/Aug/01 2nd rpt
with Chris
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
with Robin
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
smudge 02/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
akhughes ??/2000 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Dave Peart
lost.arrow 17/Oct/99 -
Hidden 29/Sep/99 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/99 2nd
John Brayshaw 27/Aug/99 Lead rpt
with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper
John Brayshaw 07/Jul/99 2nd rpt
with Chris
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
plain kitten ??/1998 -
nai 24/Aug/97 Lead
with Alastair
chrishedgehog 13/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with RockthrowerTom
John Brayshaw 08/Apr/97 2nd rpt
with Chris
Bug ??/1997 TR
with Warren
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
Hidden ??/1997 Solo RP
John Brayshaw 26/Sep/96 TR rpt
with Empire +
jcw ??/1996 -
with Martin Harris
Hammy 10/Dec/95 Lead
with Alastair Boston
nickdonohue 23/Aug/95 Lead
nickdonohue 12/Apr/95 2nd
with Dave Chapman
rob.grafton 02/Apr/95 Lead
with Bruce
Andy S ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Dad
thinair48 ??/1995 Lead O/S
stevo smith ??/1995 Lead rpt

Climbed many of times with Art.Smith (dad). And others throughout years? 91' onwards! 2nd on 6,5,02. with Mark H.

Andy Say 21/Sep/94 Solo
rob.grafton 26/Apr/94 Lead
with Bruce
Adam Greenwood ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/93 Lead β
Hidden 05/Jul/93 2nd O/S
crater 14/Mar/93 2nd
grazedandconfused ??/1993 2nd
with a.n. other
Hidden 16/Aug/92 Solo O/S
crater 06/Jun/92 TR
John Southworth 15/Feb/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 -
Andy Fielding 14/Sep/91 Lead
with Mark Lardner
Hidden 17/Aug/91 2nd O/S
Neil R 27/Jul/91 Lead
with Sharon
Roget 28/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 20/Apr/88 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
Moses 22/Oct/87 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Chris
Colin Matheson ?/Aug/86 2nd
with Euan Cameron
steve prior ?/Aug/86 Lead
with Chris S
Tim Bateman 24/Nov/85 Lead
Pete Pozman 03/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
shark 14/Oct/84 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/84 TR
andy tetsill ?/Feb/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly
99bolivar ??/1984 TR
hazeysunshine ??/1984 2nd O/S
Nic Robinson 21/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 28/Sep/79 2nd
with Trevor Lilley
dsgibson ??/1979 Solo
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
charlesmfrench ?/Nov/78 Solo
with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
Hidden 04/Jul/77 AltLd
GeoffG 02/Mar/77 Lead
mikej 22/May/73 Lead

Evening with the Leeds Mountaineering Club.

with Paul Exley, Stewart Grant
Tom V ??/1972 -
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
greenbuoy 26/Apr/70 Lead
with Bob Lister
Dave Musgrove 07/Sep/69 Lead
uphillnow ??/1969 -

done variously but last on 25/8/2010

with john preston
Dave Musgrove 04/Sep/66 -
with Bob Knapton
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