Rockfax Description
16m. Another fine climb, this one following a strong natural line. The groove and continuation crack are awkward and sustained. A finish up the short slab adds a little spice. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

freemanTom 10/Sep Lead O/S

Utterly superb, struggling to think of a better grit route I have done at this grade

with Stefan, Tenko
Keith Swainson 11/Jul Lead G/U

Lead clean with 1st two pieces pre crux placed by James. Brilliant route.

with Matt Levick, James Turner
Hidden 11/Jul 2nd O/S
scottcoates 25/Jun Lead G/U
spragglerocks 16/Jun 2nd O/S
with Tom
Mike Todd 02/Jun Lead rpt
with Helen Lawson
Hidden 26/May Lead O/S
andy mcc 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Robin Nicholson
Wizzy 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb! Thought it was very sustained with 5b climbing virtually all the way! Could be E2 (and would be in the peak)

Graham Booth 15/Jul/14 Lead

As greasy as a very greasy thing from a very greasy place!

with Dave Shields
Mike Todd 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Simply awesome!

with Harrogate MC
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd O/S
Jonathan Richardson 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Luca, Sam Watson
Hidden 05/May/14 TR
nick ferro 05/May/14 TR O/S
crispycodd 05/May/14 TR dog

Fell because was much too far left at start, clean once was actually on the route.

PaulTanton 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Sara
Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Jono_LS16 29/Aug/13 Lead
theloringharvey 21/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Katherine Durtnell
rob.grafton 09/Jul/13 2nd
with Jim
WB 27/May/13 Lead O/S

good value!

with Guy
Hidden 10/Sep/12 -
Will Hunt 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant. That rare thing of technical gritstone with gear that isn't a complete slab.

Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead β
climbingpixie 08/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Andy
Dino Dave 09/Jun/12 Lead dnf
with Sam
Bill Lawrence 04/Jun/12 Lead dnf

took a winger

with dave warburton, andy lawrence
Dave Warburton 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, good for the aspiring E2 leader who wants something safe, but nowhere near Earl Buttress (E2); will feel hard for the E1 leader though, i think.

with Bill's Dad, Bill Lawrence
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd O/S
Will242 20/May/12 2nd

Crazy left-armed pumpfest!

with pastep
SPD224 24/Apr/12 2nd
with Martin Smith
robin_hackney 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S

What a character building top out! Made a little spicier by the green holds that I cleaned on my way up!

with Si
Hidden 17/Apr/12 Lead β
pastep ??/2012 Lead

Had to rest on my gear before trying to go direct onto the slab, couldn't do it so went left then rocked up onto slab.

with Will242
gmatthew 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 24/Jul/11 Lead β
with Kieran Myles
Anthony Dixon 05/Jul/11 Lead
zebster 18/Jun/11 TR O/S
adamwesthead 18/Jun/11 TR rpt


with Zeb
Hidden 12/Jun/11 2nd rpt
adamwesthead 11/Jun/11 TR dog


markfairbank 03/Jun/11 Lead dog

Tricky moving through the groove, steadier above but keeps coming... will return, great route!

with Ray Sharples
andysroom 28/May/11 Lead dog

Fell trying to stand on the ledge below the slab

rcwaterworth 09/May/11 Lead
adamwesthead 19/Apr/11 TR dog

Tried out self belaying for the first time with a shunt. Was pretty awkward and was climbing poorly. Route felt nails but not sure if I was just climbing badly and the route was really hard...dogged it

Laurence Everitt 02/Apr/11 Lead RP

climbed clean today with harry, hard work

Harry Thorpe 02/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Jack00 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Olly
ollyroberts 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S


Graeme Hammond 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 11/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Dave Foster 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Couldn't get off the ground on a top rope *ahem* many years ago. Clean today via a little detour to left arete for a gasping point. High in the grade and better than Left Unconquerable.

with Robin
andy mcc 29/Jul/10 2nd
with Jason King
adi bryant 09/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Lee
leegodson1989 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Adi
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd β
ekaterina sigida 11/May/10 2nd

very pumpy, but plenty of gear- considered it for my first E1 lead, but then changed my mind lol

with Dave Green
Ewan Russell 29/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Harry Thorpe 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
adam coxsell 28/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Kevin
Hidden 17/Jun/09 Lead dnf
daveclarke5 31/May/09 TR β
with Jim
nick ferro 30/May/09 TR O/S

First E1 Top - roped

Alex Mason 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Also very good - top end.

Ram MkiV 23/Apr/09 Lead β
with Al
andrew300169 15/Mar/09 Lead dog

What a great climb! absolutely wasted. Gave 110% but just failed to make it onto the rockover slab. The bottom is intricate and I took to long sorting it out, asssumed I would get some sort of rest afterwards, must be blind! The top slab didn't go without thought either.

with Judy
madagascar 15/Mar/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 10/Jan/09 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Dec/08 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Jun/08 TR rpt
petellis 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
GrantB 10/Jun/08 2nd
Chriswallis2 21/May/08 Lead O/S

Bloody hard work

with Joe
riven 21/May/08 2nd dog

One slip coming out of a rest.

Mattyk 08/May/08 Lead

what style of ascent a beta pink point i think. i lobbed twice off the move onto the slab, second one quite a meaty fall.. lowered off rested and then led again clipping my gear which made it a lot easier to be fair as i arrived a little less pumped. was fairly pleased in end as i had lost the onsight years ago anyway..

Hidden 14/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead dog
Sean_J ??/2007 Lead dog
sdht 06/Jun/06 Lead dog
with Sam Stell
reg_measures 04/May/06 2nd O/S
with Ralph
Hidden 29/May/05 Lead O/S
adam carless ??/2005 2nd dog

Seconded James up this.

Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
with wayne
chrishedgehog ??/2005 2nd
with Alpine Tim (the twin)
Hidden 04/Sep/04 TR
Cragrat Rich ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S

Excellent hard work E1. Doesn`t let up much

Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Brown 26/May/04 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 24/Mar/04 Lead O/S
stephmonks ??/2004 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/03 Lead dog
lithos ??/2003 Lead β
with cookie
Roget ??/2003 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
shoulders 19/Apr/02 Lead
with tom
Just Another Dave ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Chris Bird
rob.grafton 08/May/01 -
with Bruce
Karl Bromelow 05/Aug/98 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 25/Apr/98 Lead
with Dave Chapman
rob.grafton 02/Sep/97 2nd
with Bruce
innes ?/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with CJ
crater 19/Jul/94 TR
Hidden 19/Sep/93 Lead β
Hidden 24/May/93 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 16/Mar/93 Lead
with Bruce
John Southworth 29/Sep/92 Lead O/S
ewjudge 04/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Mark Richards
Neil R 03/Aug/91 Lead
with Richard W
Dave Musgrove 21/Jul/91 Solo
Pete Pozman 10/May/91 TR
Rich Kirby 23/May/90 2nd
with Andy Mackay
Tom V ??/1990 -
with Glenn Watson
Dave Musgrove 21/Jun/89 Lead rpt
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 21/Jun/89 2nd
with Dad
Hidden ??/1989 TR
Bruce Kerr 17/Sep/88 Lead
with Mike Boyle
Pete Pozman 30/Apr/87 Lead dog
with John Byrne
Pete Pozman 30/Apr/87 Lead dog
with John Byrne
craig h ??/1987 -
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
hazeysunshine ??/1984 2nd O/S
GeoffG 05/Mar/79 Lead
with mick hardwick
Hidden 08/Jun/78 Lead
Dave Musgrove 14/Nov/76 Lead
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
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