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.

John Brayshaw 30/Sep Solo rpt
Neil R 27/Sep Lead
with George
georgenvk 27/Sep 2nd O/S
with Neil R
John Brayshaw 22/Sep Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
tmawer 13/Sep Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 13/Sep Lead rpt
with Rosie
Hidden 13/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
markalmack 13/Sep Solo O/S
with Ben
Rozzlarr1992 13/Sep 2nd
with Dad
Hidden 06/Sep 2nd
Shaw Brown 06/Sep Lead
John Brayshaw 05/Sep Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 05/Sep 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 03/Sep Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 26/Aug 2nd rpt
with Gareth
martintom 23/Aug Lead O/S

With the top of Old Lace for more interest

with Nikki Morrison
freemanTom 16/Aug Lead rpt
with Nicky
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
with Pete Twist
Hidden 27/Jun Solo O/S
gladys 16/Jun Lead
Calum Wadsworth 16/Jun Solo O/S
with Harrogate club
paulh.0776 10/Jun -
with peter
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.

with 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
with Ben Cowans
poigol5043 09/Apr 2nd
John Brayshaw 05/Apr Lead rpt
with Phil
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
with 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
with Weeds
arose 05/Nov/14 Solo
Andy Moles 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Andy
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
with Stuart Coupe
robman 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Wizzy 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Andy Hudson 08/Jun/14 Lead
with John Ward
Andy Hudson 08/Jun/14 Lead
with John Ward
CallumSmith ?/Jun/14 Lead
Bry 18/May/14 Lead
Jules Lane 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Richard W
Phil Mercer 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Dave Hunter
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead rpt
Andysomething 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
Luke Jones 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
RalphC 19/Apr/14 Lead
with Caroline
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.

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

Nice to warm up

with 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
with Sue, Pete Corrigan
victim of mathematics 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
joeflan 27/Feb/13 Solo
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
with Kat
kitkat78 11/Nov/12 2nd
with SteveM
Hidden 10/Nov/12 2nd
herrettscott 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with 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
with 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
with 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
with Emma Akam
simon1985 25/Mar/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Simon
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
with 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
with Peter Corrigan
freemanTom 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Dave Everitt CMC
RyanC 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Valente
munch88 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with rob
robblowen 09/Aug/11 2nd β
with Munch
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
with Steve PMC
rockman 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
timcedwards 20/Jun/11 2nd
andy jennings 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
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
with Manchi
Manchi 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with tim_mcd
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

with 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
with 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.

with Alex Charlesworth
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
hellboundblr 12/Sep/10 2nd
with LCCC
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Ben ski 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with James
Nigel Bond 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Stuart Bond
Graham Booth 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with hallie
Ahlam Qattan 02/Aug/10 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Aug/10 Lead
with Phil Ashton
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
with Martyn
David Wynne 30/Jan/10 Lead
with Betamonkey
jkarran 29/Aug/09 Lead
with Team
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
with Simon Holden
Hidden 25/Jun/09 2nd
Mattyk 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jo
djprepie 06/Jun/09 Lead
with Lee
Tony Holdsworth 02/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Ilona Holdsworth
robman 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with stu
djbeaumont 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Trace
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
with Ian, Steve
David Wynne 21/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
alisonk 21/Mar/09 Lead
with Dave
betamonkey 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
davidk 21/Mar/09 2nd
with alison
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
with Gaz Scofield
ollyroberts 01/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Jeff
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
with Andy Barton, Erica
erica 04/Jul/08 2nd
with Andy Barton & John
bullwinkle 31/May/08 Solo O/S
Adam1973 26/May/08 2nd O/S
eldre070 26/May/08 Lead O/S
with Adam Burt
Matthew Coleman 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lesley
stuckonarock 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew
betamonkey 18/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/May/08 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 02/May/08 Lead rpt
with John
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!

with Jono
French Erick 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
kitkat78 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 08/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Kat
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
David Wynne ?/Aug/07 2nd
ndb 15/Jul/07 Solo
stewart murray 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 19/Jun/07 Solo rpt
with JBA
KeithW 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Followed Steve as a warm up

with SteveM
VS4b 29/May/07 2nd
with Jo
VS4b 29/May/07 2nd
with Jo
adamwesthead 15/May/07 Solo O/S
with JBA
GPN ?/May/07 2nd
with Tom Clayton
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
moreno 15/Apr/07 2nd
ieverett ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Liz Moreno
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Wayne S ??/2007 -
Hidden 04/Oct/06 Solo O/S
beermonkey 08/Sep/06 2nd
with ronnie
Hidden 08/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd
Phil West 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
Zoomer 02/Jun/06 Lead
with Ollie Noakes
bob3141 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Helen Gibson
adamscottthomas 29/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Tom M Williams ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Andy Hobson
steve prior ?/Nov/05 Lead
with 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
with Claire Berry
leighjepson ?/May/05 Lead
with Rory O'Connor
Si dH 05/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Ronan Kavanagh
rock ape ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Katie F
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
erica 25/Jun/04 2nd
with John and Pete T
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/04 Lead rpt
with Erica
leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
with Tim Watkins
PenJD 10/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Sam and JA
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/03 Lead
cem 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Hidden 11/Jul/03 Lead
Trobbo 02/Jun/03 2nd
with martin bennett
Simon Caldwell 10/May/03 Lead rpt
with Carmen
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Alaric 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Syd F
Roget 12/May/02 Solo O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
jsw1 07/Apr/02 2nd
with Dave Sudell
cragspud ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
EddieA 19/Feb/01 Solo O/S
snowy owl 17/Feb/01 Lead
with 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
with Paul Kitchingman
SimonN 15/Aug/98 Solo
rachm2004 09/May/98 2nd
with Tony
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
chrishedgehog 04/Oct/97 2nd O/S
with Mark Gill
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/97 Lead
with Liz Nicholson, Lyn
smudge 04/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/96 Lead
telemark ??/1996 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
barney@helmshore 05/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with mark b
leathers ?/Jun/95 -
with Charlotte Evans
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/94 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
crater 06/Mar/93 Lead
Iain Thow 04/Feb/93 Solo
tapley 20/Apr/92 Lead
with Alison Tapley
whispering nic ?/Apr/92 Solo
Dave Musgrove 11/May/91 Solo
with David
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
with John Byrne
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hammy 29/May/79 Solo
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
oldmanofmow ??/1975 -
mikej 20/Aug/72 Solo
with John Bickerdyke, E
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, andybuckley
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Votes cast 32
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 30
Votes cast 28
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set