Rockfax Description
10m. Climb the crack in the arete by a hard layback sequence (it would be 5c if it was 20m up) then follow the easier cracks across the side wall. © Rockfax

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

beds74 01/Nov 2nd

Al lead. Repeat.

with Alastair
db79 26/Sep Lead O/S

Really nice route. Worth all 3 stars.

oread 19/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
tmawer 13/Sep Lead β

Seconded this in 97 and saw someone do it ahead of me.

with Geordie Steve
Hidden 27/Jun Solo rpt
nick ferro 23/May 2nd O/S
with Oli Birkill
John Brayshaw 23/Apr 2nd rpt
with Gareth
farmus21 18/Apr Lead

Tough start. Good gear throughout.

with lauren davies, David Moir
Goodstuff 09/Apr Lead G/U

Used a pad for the start- took a few goes to get established. Good but slightly overrated.

with Ben Cowans
poigol5043 09/Apr 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr Lead
spidermonkey09 21/Feb Lead RP

Second time lucky, two years later! Great line but felt desperate again!

with Joel Miller
nathanlee 21/Feb Solo O/S
with Bob, Laura Smitton, Duncan Campbell
Dave Warburton 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Rachel Somerville 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Graham
dig 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with rob
robman 20/Jul/14 2nd
with dig
spragglerocks 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Luke Jones 09/Jul/14 2nd dog
with Will
Freshprintce 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
robman 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Graham Booth 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields
CallumSmith ?/Jun/14 Lead
Jules Lane 17/May/14 2nd O/S

Really pleased to have got up this clean first go. Right at my limit but great moves and the holds higher up much better than they appear from below (for once!). But yes, you need yer arms.

with Mynydd Richard W
Mike Todd 03/May/14 Lead O/S
joeflan 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
RalphC 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Ali
scarmichael ?/Mar/14 Lead dog

very pump, tricky start, good holds and gear after

Nez ??/2014 -
fjg123 ??/2014 2nd
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Paul VCCC
pastep 06/Jul/13 Lead
ebf 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Very glad to have finally done this. Pumpy and fun with the crux in the first 15 feet.

Nigel Bond 05/Jun/13 TR
pebbles 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt

pre placed initial nut as high as I could reach

with ali
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd
pebbles 02/Jun/13 Lead dog

dogged atrociously. got up the initial crack ok, but was then foxed by how to tackle the finger crack and blew my arms. oh well, next time.

with ali
SteveM 01/Jun/13 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 30/May/13 2nd
Matt Rowat 30/May/13 Lead

Failed a few years ago. Pumpy for a short route!

with Ross
Jackwd 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Pump fest! Good route!

with Scott
herrettscott 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Jackwd
jon_gill1 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Dino Dave 06/May/13 Lead dog
with Dad
nepsoi999 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with pete
Dan Mckinlay ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 Lead dnf

Fell 3 times on the last move, slapping to a wet, greasy and green patch. I'll be back!

Chris Redding 16/Feb/13 Lead β

Led through Jim's gear, Barely held the last move

robertmctague ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo β
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Sep/12 Lead dog
Steffen Cruz 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Nathanie1 13/Aug/12 2nd β

Steffen lead and I seconded, unclipping and reclipping below my alpine butterfly knot so Louise could hop on afterwards.

Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cookacat 12/Jun/12 Lead β

on daf's gear. got a little pumped and may have z-clipped.

with Dafydd
Ewan Russell 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
betamonkey 05/Jun/12 2nd dog
Andrew Wilson 05/Jun/12 Lead
1poundSOCKS 06/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead
mountain man ed ?/Apr/12 Lead dog
tobyk 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Hidden 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
timmsy 30/Oct/11 Lead

hard start then easy away with finger locks. But when green and very damp then its a grade harder.

with Neil
djprepie 23/Oct/11 2nd dog

not the best warm up route

with John
Mowglee 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden ?/Sep/11 2nd
freemanTom 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

Small fall whilst trying to reach break after layback. Noticed little edge for foot on brief dangle on rope then finished it off very pumped. Quality route.

with Dave Everitt CMC
barney800 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic start. Thought I was about to barn door it for a moment. Managed to fight off pump during traverse and place plenty of gear.

with Mark, Neil Barnard
andysroom 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
Hanky ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Climbed up 2 moves, down climbed them to think about it for a minute then climbed it clean with no real trouble. It is quite pumpy though.A very nice climb.

DaveAtkinson 26/Jun/11 Lead

Having watched Haydn's many attempts at the start the rope was passed to me and I suprised everyone and myself, by nailing it first go?

with Haydn Keith, P.Cannon
luke harper 19/May/11 2nd O/S
with mal
tomthecoolperson 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Louise
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
akhughes 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
timbo58 ?/Apr/11 TR
phillipjohnson 19/Mar/11 2nd
bwestwood 06/Mar/11 Lead

rested on gear-flash pump

Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jkarran 05/Mar/11 Lead

SGRIT. Concentration needed for the falloffable barndoory start! Oops :)

with Sarah, Aly
Hidden ??/2011 -
Becky E 30/Oct/10 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

excellent! full on HVS but with plenty of excellent protection

with Becky E
ellis 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Lumbering Oaf 02/Oct/10 Lead dog

3 years later, on the lead this time, and it's still it no easier!

spragglerocks 02/Oct/10 2nd dog

Fell off once, one to work on...pumpy!

furry 02/Oct/10 2nd
MikeLeeds 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Steve Morley
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
alexyoung 15/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Chriswallis2 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
petellis 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S


RuthC 03/Aug/10 2nd
with Alain
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
mickJ 03/Jun/10 2nd dog
with mike b
Diggler 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Calder
Calder 15/May/10 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 12/May/10 2nd dog

Ian led - slipped off on the first part and lost skin. second attempt was fine.

with Ali Climber, Sweary Ian
NorthernRock 12/May/10 Lead
with Tony
David_Gledson 09/May/10 Lead O/S
timmsy 09/May/10 2nd
neil0968 ?/May/10 2nd
DanH9883 16/Apr/10 Lead
with Joe Bawden
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead dog
ClimberJimmyB 04/Apr/10 2nd dog

I had a nightmare on lead, fell. Followed Dan afterwards.

John Brayshaw 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Dan, Mark Fyles
stimpey 18/Oct/09 2nd

Had a go at leading but found the start hard. Have to do it next time. (it was raining)

with Pete, Davina
petegunn 18/Oct/09 Lead
with Davina & Steve
markfairbank 17/Oct/09 Lead β

Ian led it first, then we pulled the ropes and i led it on his gear - good stuff, tricky sequence to start

with Ian Moore
Grit Wraith 01/Oct/09 Solo
Grit Wraith 01/Oct/09 Solo rpt
alimckay ?/Oct/09 2nd
with ufton
tomhull 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S


with bridget noble, adam noble
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd
Lisaaa 14/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike Watson
ollyroberts 16/Jul/09 Lead
with Jack
Jack00 16/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Olly
B-bop ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Olly
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Bennykr 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Amazing route!!!

with Huw
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
jonny taylor 12/Apr/09 Lead RP

Never really recovered from the tiring start, which made it quite a battle!

andybuckley 12/Apr/09 2nd

Had to come in from the left (awkward) since I don't currently have the strength for the layback bit of the start. Curses.

with Jonny Taylor
Ram MkiV 29/Mar/09 Lead β
with Martin & Ian
Hidden 21/Mar/09 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Aufton ??/2009 Lead O/S
vertical worm ??/2009 Solo
French Erick 27/Sep/08 Solo RP
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 21/Sep/08 Lead RP

Took a couple of goes to get the bottle for the layback start but was fine once committed. Pumpy start with easy traverse to follow.

Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
James_D 30/Aug/08 Lead β

Watched a few people climb this first.

liamoloughlin 23/Aug/08 Solo O/S
areeves ?/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Andy
Mattyk 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsham
bullwinkle 31/May/08 2nd rpt
with John
Nick Beckett 11/May/08 Solo β
ollyroberts 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ben
Jack00 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
French Erick 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf ?/Sep/07 2nd dog

Tough start up arete. Traverse okay. Good holds and gear.

ndb 15/Jul/07 Solo
DavidR 25/May/07 Lead dog
Hidden 25/May/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 02/Apr/07 2nd dog

All the holds are there and there's some great moves on this route but can you hang on...?

with James/Chris
catt 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S

Hard start and eases slightly with each move up. Great fun.

with Richie
mattyork2 25/Feb/07 Lead dog

Wet as a wet thing thats wet with wetness

petellis 25/Feb/07 2nd dog


alexyoung 11/Feb/07 2nd dnf
with Steak and Rachel
Hidden 04/Feb/07 2nd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Sean_J ??/2007 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Andy Parry
robman 15/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with stu
Nick Beckett 30/Oct/06 Solo β
Nick Beckett ?/Sep/06 Lead
with various
joe larner ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Zoomer 02/Jun/06 2nd
with Ollie Noakes
@ndyM@rsh@ll ??/2006 Solo O/S
reg_measures 10/Sep/05 Lead O/S
SteveM 10/Aug/05 2nd
with Mike
clive-greenwood 02/May/05 Lead
with Anna
Anna Horrox 02/May/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
sdht ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Brown 06/Apr/04 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Urgles ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with jonathan t
Climbster 06/Jul/03 Lead O/S
cem 26/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
Hidden 19/Oct/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/02 Solo
Laramadness 25/Aug/02 2nd
with The Duke
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd
Trobbo 20/Jun/02 2nd
with steve wrigley
phardman 16/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Roget 12/May/02 Lead O/S
with jon
shoulders 02/May/02 Lead O/S
with joules
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 07/May/00 Lead O/S
with Drew
Hidden 16/May/99 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/99 2nd
DavidEvans 23/Mar/99 Lead
with William Wilson
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/Mar/99 Solo
Dave Musgrove 13/Mar/99 Solo
with David
Whealiebob ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Robin & Sal
Hidden 13/Sep/98 Lead
innes ?/Aug/98 -
with Debbie
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 29/Mar/98 Lead

pumpy start. an old score settled

with Steve Corcoran, Dave Chapman
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
nai 14/Aug/97 Lead
with Paul Horan
Hidden 14/Jun/97 Lead
nickdonohue 27/Apr/97 Lead dnf

couldn't do start

andrew300169 ?/Oct/96 2nd
with Climbing Club
sadams 14/Sep/96 Solo
with Team Midlands
Hidden 25/Jul/96 Lead
Dave Musgrove 30/Mar/96 Solo
with David
Hidden 18/Jul/95 Solo
D Tempest 19/Sep/93 Solo O/S
with Rick
Hidden 13/Jun/93 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 23/Feb/93 Solo O/S
with Ian Vickers
Mick King 05/Jul/92 Solo
John Southworth 04/Apr/92 Lead
Rich Kirby 27/Jan/92 Solo
with Luke
WB ??/1992 -
Mick King 25/Aug/91 Solo
whispering nic ?/May/91 -
with noj
uphillnow 28/Jun/90 Solo
Pete Pozman 03/Jun/90 2nd
with John Byrne
Hidden 03/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/90 Lead
Andy Say 21/Apr/90 Solo RP

Led a couple of times before

Rich Kirby ?/Feb/90 Solo
with Chris wiles
Hidden ?/Oct/89 Solo
Hidden 23/Jul/89 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 21/May/89 2nd
with Andy Say
goi.ashmore 28/Mar/89 Solo O/S
rob.grafton ?/Feb/89 Solo
craig h ??/1989 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 26/Nov/88 Solo
Neil R ??/1988 Lead
hazeysunshine ??/1985 2nd O/S
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/83 Solo
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hidden ?/Jul/81 Lead
Nic Robinson 18/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with Dave Oddy
Nic Robinson 02/Aug/80 Lead
with Geoff Cowell
Hammy 29/May/79 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
Dave Musgrove 04/Jul/73 -
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