Rockfax Description
12m. From the blocky rift, gain the face on the right using the pockets then continue up and right to finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
K Mckay 10/Oct 2nd O/S

Definitely a HVS

Deb Barnes
Neil R 27/Sep Lead
georgenvk 27/Sep 2nd O/S
CharRowley 11/Aug Lead
Simonpeel 30/Jul -
Wizzy 19/Jul Solo O/S
samrad 04/May Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
dmoir 18/Apr Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Apr Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 06/Apr Solo O/S

Avoided some damp patches near the top.

cjbaker 06/Apr Sent O/S
DavidEvans 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Helen Garrett
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead rpt
fjg123 31/May/14 Lead
dpovey 31/May/14 TR
jimbonfire 06/May/14 Lead O/S
Mike Todd 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd
nick ferro 06/Jul/13 -
Hidden 06/Jul/13 TR
MikeLeeds 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
SteveM 16/Jun/13 Lead
kitkat78 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 05/Jun/13 TR
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
papashango 01/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead
MeMeMe 12/May/12 Lead
kyaizawa 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Exposed traverse on good-ish pockets, then step up to the breaks for the first real gear placement (by which time all the hard moves have been done). Nevertheless an enjoyable (if a little nervy) route.

petekeron ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
R Spisser 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Andy Hudson 22/Oct/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 22/Oct/11 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd
sjbrook 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
mol 10/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead
Hidden 03/May/11 Solo O/S
joshen 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
hellboundblr 12/Sep/10 Lead
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
Chriswallis2 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
petellis 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S


RuthC 03/Aug/10 2nd
mickJ 03/Jun/10 2nd
mike b
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
ClimberJimmyB 04/Apr/10 2nd
Owen W-G 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Rubbish cams after half height and so cold couldn't feel fingers, generally scary

markfairbank 17/Oct/09 Lead dog

The bottom bit is hard, no way 5a, but at least its well protected. Thought the top half was really bold, just thin breaks! Sandbag at VS for sure!

Ian Moore
Charlie Evans 12/Aug/09 TR dog

Pete went first, then Marc, then me. The first time a little pinchy pebble came to my rescue.

Marc Bromhall, Pete Hansell
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
David Wynne 21/Mar/09 2nd dog

Rob led the direct E1 variant whilst I struggled up the VS route

Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Matt Gordon
Hidden ?/Sep/08 TR
Adam1973 26/May/08 Lead
eldre070 26/May/08 2nd O/S
Adam Burt
adamwesthead 16/Jul/07 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
Neil Pacey 02/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/07 -
catt 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S

Hard for VS. Richie did the direct start.

Hidden 04/Oct/06 Solo O/S
@ndyM@rsh@ll 16/Jun/06 Lead O/S
shaun walby 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Found it harder than spellbinder graded HVS 5a

Phil West
Phil West 10/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Shaun Walby
antroy 18/Sep/05 Lead
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Brown 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
timbo58 ?/Sep/03 TR
Roget 12/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
chris sm 26/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Jon Stevens
Hidden 27/Mar/99 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/98 2nd
Bill G
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
chrishedgehog 03/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Mark Gill
craig h 21/Sep/97 2nd rpt
Janet Hannah
nickdonohue 04/Jun/97 Lead
leathers 16/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Charlotte Evans
Hidden ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
crater 17/Apr/94 TR
Hidden 12/Jun/93 Solo
John Southworth 04/Apr/92 Solo O/S
Mick King 25/Aug/91 Solo
whispering nic 05/May/91 Solo
rob.grafton 12/Jun/90 Lead
Rich Kirby ?/Feb/90 Solo
Chris wiles
Rich Kirby ?/Feb/90 Solo
Chris wiles
Hidden ?/Oct/89 Solo
Hidden 23/Jul/89 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 21/May/89 Lead
Andy Say
goi.ashmore 01/Apr/89 Solo O/S
Neil R ??/1988 2nd
Dave Musgrove 31/May/87 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Andy Say 06/Sep/81 Solo O/S
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 19
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 15
Style of ascent
Not Set
Not Set