Rockfax Description
14m. Start up the slippery central crack then foot traverse the slab leftwards then move up to the large perched flake. Climb past this and up the arete above. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
John Brayshaw 30/Sep Solo rpt
Neil R 27/Sep Lead
georgenvk 27/Sep 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 22/Sep Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
tmawer 13/Sep Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 13/Sep Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
markalmack 13/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Sep 2nd
John Brayshaw 05/Sep Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 05/Sep 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 03/Sep Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 26/Aug 2nd rpt
martintom 23/Aug Lead O/S

With the top of Old Lace for more interest

Nikki Morrison
freemanTom 16/Aug Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 09/Aug Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 06/Aug Solo rpt
Simonpeel 30/Jul -
John Brayshaw 25/Jul Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd
John Brayshaw 14/Jul Lead rpt
Pete Twist
Hidden 27/Jun Solo O/S
gladys 16/Jun Lead
Calum Wadsworth 16/Jun Solo O/S
Harrogate club
paulh.0776 10/Jun -
dashed 07/Jun Lead O/S

Prob traversed in too high felt a bit bold to be the correct line for a S

SuperLee1985 25/May Lead O/S

Nice Route. The traverse was exciing as you quickly move away from your gear bing usefull and the next gear isn't until you get to the block. The feet are solid however as long as you palce them carefully. Middle section was basically walkking but the top out was pretty tricky, involved a crimp on a pebble, probably hardest part of the climb.

stevie lee
Hidden 23/May Lead
Jono_LS16 10/May Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 07/May 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 07/May Lead
Leleanor93 04/May Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 04/May 2nd O/S

Brilliant. over a bit too soon though.

Hidden 03/May Lead O/S
dmoir 18/Apr Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 09/Apr Lead O/S
Goodstuff 09/Apr Lead O/S
Ben Cowans
poigol5043 09/Apr 2nd
John Brayshaw 05/Apr Lead rpt
Phil Mercer 05/Apr 2nd rpt
jonnysims 15/Mar Lead O/S
Nomadguru 15/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
jtilney ??/2015 2nd
RKirke 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Alex the Alex 24/Nov/14 Solo
Stroppy 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Olli-C 23/Nov/14 Solo
arose 05/Nov/14 Solo
Andy Moles 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
ferdia 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Simonpeel 26/Aug/14 Lead rpt
SomeClimbingGuy 16/Aug/14 Lead
valentinesbabe 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Well a fantastic but very bold climb for the grade. I had a tricam in the little pocket at the start of the slab and then couldn't really see any gear until the flake and even that is tricky to place if you're 5'6" or less!!! Obviously this also means your second is unprotected on the traverse so it's just as bold for them. That being said, the holds are all there if you keep your cool...disco leg really doesn't help I found!!! :D

Tithe Technique 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Lisa Stocks 09/Jul/14 2nd
Stuart Coupe
robman 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Wizzy 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Andy Hudson 08/Jun/14 Lead
John Ward
Andy Hudson 08/Jun/14 Lead
John Ward
CallumSmith ?/Jun/14 Lead
Bry 18/May/14 Lead
Jules Lane 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Mynydd Richard W
Phil Mercer 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Dave Hunter
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead rpt
Andysomething 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Bruce Perry
Luke Jones 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
RalphC 19/Apr/14 Lead
joemallia 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/14 TR
wnlwy 15/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd
BnB 30/Nov/13 -
mikestr555 30/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
eldre070 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Cant remember doing this before. Crap after the bold left traverse.

Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Solo
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Unknownbiker 30/Jul/13 Lead
talldick 12/Jul/13 Lead
rbrookes2 06/Jul/13 2nd
theomoore 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S
yorkshiresherpa 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tommaso D'Odorico
tom.dodo 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 TR
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 Solo
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
RossT 26/May/13 Lead
Andrew Edwards
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 TR O/S
betamonkey 08/May/13 Lead rpt
Steve Wilson, Vikki Haydock, Keith Roberts
stev1e.wilso 08/May/13 2nd
Keith Roberts, Rob Nelson, Vikki Haydock
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
odox 21/Apr/13 Lead

Nice to warm up

Ruairidh Wadsworth
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
Simonpeel 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
David Wynne 06/Apr/13 Lead
Sue, Pete Corrigan
victim of mathematics 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
joeflan 27/Feb/13 Solo
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
cpt_crunch 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 16/Feb/13 2nd β
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo O/S
jack_44 ??/2013 -
SteveM 11/Nov/12 Lead
kitkat78 11/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Nov/12 2nd
herrettscott 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Colin, Matt Faram
ralphio 20/Oct/12 Lead
Roberdeen1 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
TRFrost 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
D. Gledson
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd
Matt Schwarz 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
phillipjohnson 04/Jun/12 2nd
Haighy 21/May/12 Lead O/S
lcullum7 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Charlie Heard
Hidden 24/Apr/12 -
Hidden 24/Apr/12 TR β
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
tobyk 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Emma Akam
simon1985 25/Mar/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 25/Mar/12 2nd
GrandmaOfShoes 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RyanOsborne 18/Mar/12 2nd
xusa 05/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jan/12 2nd
ryansb90 18/Nov/11 2nd β
Daren Blackburn
Shaw Brown 23/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
Alan Scowcroft 04/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Peter Corrigan
freemanTom 21/Aug/11 Lead
Dave Everitt CMC
RyanC 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Nick Valente
munch88 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
robblowen 09/Aug/11 2nd β
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 10/Jul/11 Solo
nick ferro 03/Jul/11 -
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd
Donald Kelly 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Steve PMC
rockman 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
timcedwards 20/Jun/11 2nd
andy jennings 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dickon151 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead
Hidden 03/May/11 Solo rpt
timbo58 29/Apr/11 Lead
tim_mcd 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Manchi 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
fulton333 17/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
hairynortherner 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice Traverse, placed a came underneath it which promptly fell out. Nice upper section good padding.

guisboro andy ?/Apr/11 AltLd
phillipjohnson 19/Mar/11 Lead
Gerry_Doncaster 14/Mar/11 -
Jimbo_28 14/Mar/11 2nd
jkarran 05/Mar/11 Lead

Nice but feels more than Severe

Sarah, Aly
PAJames ??/2011 -
petekeron ??/2011 2nd
pffft 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice traverse followed by pull up around the flake, above flake probably went a bit too far around to the left and kind of ran up to the top.

Rebecca Oswin 10/Oct/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Pete aka Dad
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead
Tiddles09 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

firt bit was hardest geting onto the traverse and the traverse itself was hard and very little gear the flake bit is fun but after the flake it gets boaring but still give it a star for the start.

Alex Charlesworth
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
hellboundblr 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Ben ski 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 04/Sep/10 Lead
Stuart Bond
Graham Booth 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ahlam Qattan 02/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/10 2nd
akhughes ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
NorthernRock 12/May/10 Solo

Soloed by mistake to take pics of Ali on Long Climb!

PeteH 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
WalnutHorse 01/May/10 2nd O/S
1918hasti 27/Apr/10 Solo
phleppy 16/Apr/10 Solo
SteWatkins ?/Apr/10 -
Noodles 04/Mar/10 2nd
Jillybean 04/Mar/10 Lead
David Wynne 30/Jan/10 Lead
jkarran 29/Aug/09 Lead
Reaver2k 14/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Realised I was supposed to be doing this as a hand traverse! Much less scary proposition.

Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
abercolin 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
steven 26/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Simon Holden
Hidden 25/Jun/09 2nd
Mattyk 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
djprepie 06/Jun/09 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 02/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Ilona Holdsworth
robman 24/May/09 2nd O/S
djbeaumont 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Ian, Steve
David Wynne 21/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
alisonk 21/Mar/09 Lead
betamonkey 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
davidk 21/Mar/09 2nd
Jonny M 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Marq 21/Feb/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 27/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Gaz Scofield
ollyroberts 01/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 23/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Neil Pacey 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Andy Barton, Erica
erica 04/Jul/08 2nd
Andy Barton & John
bullwinkle 31/May/08 Solo O/S
Adam1973 26/May/08 2nd O/S
eldre070 26/May/08 Lead O/S
Adam Burt
Matthew Coleman 24/May/08 Lead O/S
stuckonarock 18/May/08 Lead O/S
betamonkey 18/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/May/08 2nd rpt
erica 02/May/08 Lead rpt
abercolin 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S
hayleylouise 21/Mar/08 2nd
Jack00 13/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Absolutely loved this route! Tricky start followed by nice tip-toe traverse. Tricky move, gear, then run-out padding and rock-overs to the top. Can't get much better than that!

French Erick 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
kitkat78 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
SteveM 08/Sep/07 2nd rpt
David Wynne 01/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
Gaho 30/Aug/07 Solo

Traverse along a thin polished ledge for about 15 feet,then ascend up the slab using the edge of a flake (the scary bit!)

betamonkey ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
ndb 15/Jul/07 Solo
stewart murray 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 19/Jun/07 Solo rpt
KeithW 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Followed Steve as a warm up

VS4b 29/May/07 2nd
VS4b 29/May/07 2nd
adamwesthead 15/May/07 Solo O/S
GPN ?/May/07 2nd
Tom Clayton
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
moreno 15/Apr/07 2nd
ieverett ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Liz Moreno
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Wayne S ??/2007 -
Hidden 04/Oct/06 Solo O/S
beermonkey 08/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd
Phil West 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Shaun Walby
Zoomer 02/Jun/06 Lead
Ollie Noakes
bob3141 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Helen Gibson
Hidden 22/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Tom M Williams ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Andy Hobson
steve prior ?/Nov/05 Lead
Roger C
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/05 Solo O/S
shaun walby 15/Jun/05 Solo O/S
D Berry 29/May/05 Lead β
Claire Berry
leighjepson ?/May/05 Lead
Rory O'Connor
Si dH 05/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Ronan Kavanagh
rock ape ??/2005 Lead O/S
Katie F
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
erica 25/Jun/04 2nd
John and Pete T
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/04 Lead rpt
leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
Tim Watkins
PenJD 10/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Sam and JA
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/03 Lead
cem 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Liam Mark
Hidden 11/Jul/03 Lead
Trobbo 02/Jun/03 2nd
martin bennett
Simon Caldwell 10/May/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Alaric 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Syd F
Roget 12/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
jsw1 07/Apr/02 2nd
Dave Sudell
cragspud ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
john d
EddieA 19/Feb/01 Solo O/S
snowy owl 17/Feb/01 Lead
Paul McVitie
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/99 2nd
Neil Conway ??/1999 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/98 2nd rpt
Paul Kitchingman
SimonN 15/Aug/98 Solo
rachm2004 09/May/98 2nd
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
chrishedgehog 04/Oct/97 2nd O/S
Mark Gill
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/97 Lead
Liz Nicholson, Lyn
smudge 04/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/96 Lead
telemark ??/1996 Lead
Joyce Ambrose
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
barney@helmshore 05/Jun/95 Lead O/S
mark b
leathers ?/Jun/95 -
Charlotte Evans
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/94 Lead O/S
John Kennedy
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/94 Lead
Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
crater 06/Mar/93 Lead
Iain Thow 04/Feb/93 Solo
tapley 20/Apr/92 Lead
Alison Tapley
whispering nic ?/Apr/92 Solo
Dave Musgrove 11/May/91 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/90 Lead
lithos ??/1990 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/Mar/89 Solo O/S
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 26/Nov/88 Solo
Neil R ??/1988 Solo
hazeysunshine ??/1986 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 31/Jul/85 Lead O/S
John Byrne
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hammy 29/May/79 Solo
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
oldmanofmow ??/1975 -
mikej 20/Aug/72 Solo
John Bickerdyke, E
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High 3c
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Style of ascent
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