Rockfax Description
14m. Climb the twin cracks (awkward to start) then continue to the bird-limed cave. Finish up the bulging groove directly above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: A day out with Dolphin, The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

cameron_hall 29/Aug Lead

Got partway up and fell off, then started again from the ground and did it cleanly.

Hidden 09/Jul TR RP
AdenCox 07/Jul TR
ruairidhwad 24/Jun Lead O/S
with Malibu Dan
Alpenglow 23/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
andy mcc 08/Jun 2nd
with James Merriam
Morgan P 07/Jun Lead O/S
thomaspomfrett 04/Jun Lead O/S

Nearly fell off when a pigeon flew out of the cave at me

with Ed Poulter
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
shaun hunt 30/May 2nd
Marq 22/Apr 2nd O/S
SteveM 22/Apr Lead
with Tom
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd rpt
tsjx ?/Apr -
Hidden 19/Mar 2nd
Gordon W 07/Mar Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Mar 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 24/Jan 2nd β
db79 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Martyn Nicholson 12/Oct/14 -
with Ed Robinson, D Dunk
Andy Moles 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
OllieF 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

So much bird crap!

with Emma W
emmswhit 19/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Wizzy 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jack Hirst 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Jack Tomlinson
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
Lebowski 16/Jun/14 2nd
Luke Jones 06/Jun/14 2nd
with maria, Will
maria85 06/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Will S, Luke
shah ?/Jun/14 TR β

Self-belay. Nice route, aside from the bird excrement.

spragglerocks 15/May/14 2nd rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 15/May/14 Lead
with Rachael
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed, nice back and footing at the start and a good finish despite having to dodge the poo in the middle.

metcalfe1990 ??/2014 Lead
shah ??/2014 Solo dnf

Lots of bird droppings. Had to retreat due to slightly more difficult finish. Nice parallel cracks at start, though hard to down-climb.

Hidden 14/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Whitty2012 16/Nov/13 2nd
petegunn 14/Nov/13 2nd
with Davina
Hidden 14/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/13 TR O/S
Pike 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

The key is to imagine you're Arthur Dolphin. Then it all falls into place. Great route.

Matt Cooke 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd
erica 16/Aug/13 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
Mr Fuller 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
K Mckay 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Major gear faff at start.

with Matt Fuller
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ERH ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Ben Finley
BnB 30/Jul/13 -
SteveM 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 27/Jul/13 2nd dog


with SteveM
Jimmy1976 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Simon
Simonj 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with jim
GAshby 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Andrew82Leeds 06/Jul/13 Lead β
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd
sparra 19/Jun/13 2nd
charley 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S

wanted to lead the HVS but with tired arms wasn't happy with the jamming so climbed back down and Ange went up this instead. Really enjoyed it, and much nicer then it looks.

with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent climb. Jumped on it after Charley backed off the start to Cherry Valley Rib. I offered to multipitch as I liked the look of the cracks but not the scary top bit. He declined so I decided to complete Super Direct. Great climb regardless of the polish if you like cracks. Loved it.

Tithe Technique 09/Jun/13 TR O/S
Jim Slater 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 31/May/13 Solo
kyaizawa 05/May/13 Lead O/S
alexm198 05/May/13 2nd O/S
SPD224 23/Apr/13 2nd
with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith
yorkshiresherpa 17/Apr/13 2nd
with Tommaso D'Odorico
tom.dodo 17/Apr/13 Lead RP

Tricky start for me, and felt surprisingly confident after the poo.

with John
Montecore 13/Apr/13 2nd
with Richard Lizzimore
betamonkey 09/Apr/13 Lead dnf
stev1e.wilso 09/Apr/13 2nd
John Brayshaw 09/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
Phil Mercer 09/Apr/13 Lead
Tom Dent ??/2013 TR O/S
Tenko ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
tobyk 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with simon
John Brayshaw 18/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Jo Midgley, Phil
Phil Mercer 18/Aug/12 2nd
Laramadness 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with RF
1poundSOCKS 12/Jul/12 2nd
a13x 26/May/12 2nd O/S
with Henry Hakkinen
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 30/Apr/12 2nd
jacktomlinson 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 TR
MichaelGallimore 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing. lots of pigeon poo to throw at your belayer. I didn't bridge or layback for the start- just jammed toes into each crack and tackled it face on.

with AUfton
TRFrost 02/Mar/12 2nd
with W. Hooke
Wil.Hooke 02/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Frost
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Teappleby ??/2012 Lead
with Dave, max
bobstones 29/Dec/11 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 27/Nov/11 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 27/Nov/11 Lead
nick ferro 06/Nov/11 -
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Duncan MacNeil
csw 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Bex_M 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
spitfirerick ?/Sep/11 2nd
pie_eater_pete 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
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
SteveM 23/Aug/11 Lead
with Kat
Steve Lenartowicz 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Clare
will_benfold 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mike L
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Rob84 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Flash
Flash29 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rob
erica 03/Aug/11 2nd

and Shirley and Stewart

with John
Hidden 03/Aug/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 03/Aug/11 Lead rpt
stewart100 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
AMJ098 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Pete Scott 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Marcin, Zeb
zebster 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
mfisher 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chris smith 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
BethanWhite 04/Jun/11 2nd
with Matt Greenwood
Hidden 12/Apr/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 12/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Pete Corrigan, Shirley
dainbramaged999 08/Apr/11 Lead β

seconded Josephine Direct before

smithjmw46 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Palindrome ?/Apr/11 2nd
Tom Keaveny 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Harper
luke harper 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S
mataius 14/Mar/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
keith leonard ??/2011 -
Hidden 23/Nov/10 TR
griffithsa 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Montecore 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

First VS lead!

rfdl100 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Rikki
johnpuddephatt 10/Oct/10 TR O/S
BenLarby 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Rikki Price
John Brayshaw 03/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 03/Sep/10 2nd
with John
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
kieranlivett 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with nick valente
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
philb 11/Aug/10 TR

with simon

smeaton 11/Aug/10 TR

a good route if you like bird crap, that really let the route down but what can you do.

with phil
knicos 09/Aug/10 Lead
J1PEF 01/Aug/10 Lead
mrplastique ?/Aug/10 TR O/S
adamwesthead 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Zeb
zebster 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead
Dino Dave 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Heavily polished at the start but easy if you use foot jams in the twin cracks

with Dad
pnorth 30/May/10 Lead

the trick is bridging as soon as possible in the upper part. then it's 4b.

with Tim Ewington
cjbaker 28/May/10 Lead O/S

Good climb, 1st half however very polished

vincentchopper 28/May/10 2nd O/S

Nicer than it looks.

John Brayshaw 07/May/10 Lead rpt
with Tim
venture10 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with RC
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead dog
erica 16/Apr/10 2nd
with John and Andy W
John Brayshaw 16/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Andrew Wilson 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
LisaA 14/Mar/10 Lead dog
lrandall 07/Nov/09 Lead rpt

Cold, wet and covered in bird poo.

lrandall 14/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Nice little route but not VS. I'd buy MVS as in Musgrove's 'Yorkshire Grit'.

Ewan Russell 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom postgrad
steve prior ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Paul D
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
JdotP 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Fergus Cullen, Richard Andrews
Hidden 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
gilbert 18/Aug/09 TR O/S

Very polished but interesting start, back and foot up a chimney of sorts

with Danny Claricoates
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 Lead
with gareth
ebf 22/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Woody
duzinga 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Omer
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
timbo58 ?/Jul/09 Lead
spragglerocks 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
JonathanJones 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S

seemed easier than VS for the most part. but very nice climb, if a bit short.

with Neil
Hidden 10/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/09 -
Kirsty McGhie-Fraser 01/Jun/09 Lead
David_Gledson 31/May/09 Lead

After mike had failed on the twin cracks, he he!!

with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Johnny B Diggerman 22/Apr/09 TR O/S

The twin cracks are polished and tricky to start especially wearing old training shoes! All the rest of the holds are all there. Great climb.

with Reese
Vikki Bassek 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Polished and lots of poo!

with Martin Roberts
benchwarmer 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Justin Hughes, Sean Barron Malone
Renegade_Pony 31/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead
ollyroberts 30/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jeff
Mark_RMC 12/Oct/08 Lead

Climb up the twin cracks to a ledge and then through the bulge above via a crack. Polished at the start of the cracks, but worthwhile.

with Michelle
erica 18/Sep/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 18/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
JWB 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Polished but still fun.

with Dave Button
Matthew Coleman 09/Sep/08 2nd β
with David Brown / John Haggart
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead dog
stewart100 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Perfect wires all the way up the twin cracks

with gill
gilldando 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S

brilliant route shame about the glass polish!

with Mike
lucasp 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd rpt
pebbles 18/Jun/08 2nd

nicely led by will, the bottom has apparently been polished by Kim and Aggie

Will Smith 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Definitely one of my best leads to date. Exciting all the way up, but always really well protected. Pumpy, but not enough that you think you're going to fall off. The exposure on the last moves over the bulge is brilliant. The climb was made even more exciting by a pigeon almost taking my head off as I hauled myself onto the mid-height ledge.

with Peri
riven 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Alisdar Breen
chris2451 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ed Jones
Rawstron1 15/May/08 2nd O/S

Enjoyable climbing up twin cracks. Shame about putting my hand in freshly lain pigeon shite at the ledge!!!

with Tim
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo O/S
Jack00 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Olly
Si dH 19/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Uber-polish at the start. Got to just keep moving!

with Chris James
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Booey 10/Feb/08 TR O/S

So Smooth and green

Mr.Billiams 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 03/Feb/08 Lead rpt
tomhull ?/Feb/08 -
joe larner 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
fifth ??/2008 -
Will Hunt 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Nice moves and exceptionally well protected at the crux.

Hidden 24/Oct/07 2nd O/S
RedFox 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Andy
maria85 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Andy C
John Brayshaw 21/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 20/Oct/07 2nd
with John
jacurutu 17/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Polished start. Lots of pigeon droppings at the top of the twin cracks. Failed to get over the bulge and lowered off.

with Ed W & Steve M
jacurutu 17/Sep/07 2nd dog

Made it eventually. Gutted I was so close to good holds when I backed off from leading it. Fantastic climb though!

with Ed W & Steve M
SteveM 17/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Ed & Kevin
djking1983 09/Sep/07 Solo
pdisney 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Gooc climb bit lots of pigeon crap!

with Neil
betamonkey ?/Aug/07 2nd
with Jim Cruickshank
connor 20/Jul/07 Lead
with simon holdsworth
Simon Caldwell 10/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Carmen
alaan 10/Jun/07 Solo rpt
munchkins 26/May/07 2nd β
with Em, Rob and Ed
munchkins 20/May/07 2nd dog

Really interesting climb with an unusual traverse without hand hold. Thanks Steve, for getting the gear out under the hail storm!

with Em, Steve and James
Monk 07/May/07 Lead O/S
with Andy A and Bethan
mullermn 07/May/07 2nd
with Bethan, Monkey
Hidden 03/May/07 Lead O/S
adi bryant ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ian
MeMeMe 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Simon
HC~R 15/Apr/07 2nd
with John Rushby
Sylvi 10/Apr/07 Lead
with Glen
Hidden 10/Apr/07 2nd
furry 04/Apr/07 Lead
with SteveM
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/06 Lead O/S
debbien1 13/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Robin
andy mcc ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Jason King
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Ed Drake
Rob Davies ?/Sep/06 2nd


with Phil Ashton
Hidden 15/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead O/S
Xav 03/Mar/06 Lead O/S
sharky91 ?/Mar/06 TR
with Howard Lund & ACF
erica 21/Sep/05 Lead rpt

First MVS lead

with John
John Brayshaw 21/Sep/05 2nd rpt
with Erica
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 15/Aug/05 2nd
AlanDavis 31/Jul/05 TR O/S
with Howie
Hidden 21/Jul/05 Lead O/S
SteveM 04/May/05 Lead
John Brayshaw 27/Apr/05 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 27/Apr/05 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 19/Apr/05 2nd rpt
NickST ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Greg Grace
VS4b ??/2005 Lead
Brown ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Unknown
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead
Nick Taylor ??/2005 Lead O/S
erica 27/Aug/04 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 03/May/04 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 03/May/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/04 2nd
Liam Martin 31/Mar/04 TR
kitch22 16/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Burt
Hidden 21/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
christianbreeze 16/Oct/03 TR O/S
with adibryant
Hidden 13/Oct/03 2nd
John Brayshaw 16/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with Richard Tomlinson
Ander 27/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with AMA
Siderunner 15/Jun/03 2nd
with Paul G
Simon Caldwell 14/May/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
sdht ??/2003 -
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
stevo smith 06/May/02 Lead rpt
with Mark Hargreaves
Hidden 23/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Mattyk 13/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Anni
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
shoulders 27/Oct/01 Lead
with vic
John Brayshaw 04/Sep/01 2nd rpt
with Chris
Hidden ?/Mar/01 Lead β
Simon Caldwell ??/2001 2nd O/S
with Dave M
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
with Robin
Alaric 31/May/00 2nd O/S
with Syd F
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
merog ??/2000 TR
Rich ??/2000 -
Roget 10/Jul/99 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 07/Jul/99 Lead rpt
with Chris
MartinN 02/Apr/99 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/98 Lead O/S
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
chrishedgehog 11/Jul/97 Lead rpt
with Chaps
Bug ??/1997 TR
with Robert
Hidden 27/Oct/96 Lead
Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
John Brayshaw 26/Apr/96 2nd rpt
with Martin Cooper, Andy Farley
thinair48 ??/1995 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 29/Jul/94 Lead rpt
with Richard Spryut
Adam Greenwood ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hammy 07/Nov/93 Lead
with Alastair Boston, Mark Eccles
crater 22/Aug/93 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 12/Aug/92 2nd rpt
with Andy Farley
tapley 19/May/92 Lead
with Alison Tapley
John Brayshaw 26/Apr/92 2nd rpt
with Chris
malc 21/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 -
Neil R 27/Jul/91 2nd
with Sharon
John Southworth 13/Jan/91 -
PaulHermes ??/1990 -
Hidden 09/Jul/89 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
JSA ??/1988 Lead
JSA ??/1988 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
rob.grafton ??/1987 AltLd
with barry maybank
Dave Musgrove Jnr 17/Sep/86 Lead

first ever lead (gear pre-placed)

with Dad
Dave Musgrove 10/Sep/86 2nd

David's 2nd ever lead!

with David
Colin Matheson ?/Aug/86 2nd
with Euan Cameron
babymoac 03/Oct/85 Lead
Tim Bateman 08/Sep/85 Lead
Tim Bateman 11/May/85 Lead
Pete Pozman 29/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with Mark Walker
Tim Bateman 24/Mar/85 2nd
hazeysunshine ??/1985 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/84 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/May/84 Lead
uphillnow ??/1984 Lead

done variously, most recently 25/8/10

John Marsland 28/Sep/83 Lead
with Barry Gray
John Marsland 02/Sep/79 2nd
with Cliff Barker
Hidden ??/1975 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/73 Lead
mikej 19/Jul/72 2nd
with Stewart Grant, E
Tom V ??/1972 -
mikej 17/Aug/71 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
greenbuoy ?/Apr/68 TR
Dave Musgrove ??/1965 -
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