Central Route** S 4a

Rockfax Description
16m. The central line on the buttress gives a pleasant climb. Trend left up the groove to pass the bulges then finish direct over a small overhang. © ROCKFAX

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thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Les Marsden

barefoot wander. fun.
robolomassi - Lead - 04/Jun/15

gladys - Lead - 02/Jun/15

BnB - 20/May/15

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14

adamwesthead - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14 with Zeb

Pulled out some Jones Doggy-paddle skillz to start and then got into some difficulties with a poorly executed hand jam. Got there in the end!
G-VideoDie - TR dog - 16/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

nick ferro - 05/May/14 with Sonam Norbu

crispycodd - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with David Tidman

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Sara

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Will, Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

Mr Fuller - 2nd β - 10/Jul/13 with Paul Gibbison

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Harrogate club

Dino Dave - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/12

almost as hard as Chevin Buttress
daWalt - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Vicky L

a really tricky start
Vicky L - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with walter robison

Dino Dave - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Dad

Marq - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Mihaela

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 30/May/12 with Simon Petty

ojp - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Robin

RyanC - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Kieran Livett

Will242 - 2nd - 20/May/12 with pastep

pastep - Lead - 20/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/12

bailed from the direct due to revolting damp and greasy state of rock - not a pleasurable experience. crag needs to dry out a bit!
pebbles - 2nd - 06/May/12 with graham booth

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/12

SPD224 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/12 with Ben Storey

pblurton - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Dave Green

zebster - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Adam

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Zeb

tom.n.walker - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Han Griffiths

Hanski - Lead - 06/Jun/11 with Simon Kimber

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/11

simon kimber - 2nd - Jun/11 with Hannah Hunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/11

adamwesthead - TR O/S - 19/Apr/11

andy mcc - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Arifa Chakera

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Andrea Lewis

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/10

top was interesting a bit of a press move when moving out of the overhanging bit- followed by massive jugs so it was alright
ekaterina sigida - 2nd - 11/May/10 with Tom Charnock, Dave Green

leathers - Lead - 2010 with Chris Hills

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/09

lucasp - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09 with John LMC

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/09

christensena - Lead O/S - Jul/09

MeMeMe - 2nd - 23/Jun/09 with Andy

nick ferro - 30/May/09

shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with martin

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/09

shouter - Lead - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08

andy mcc - 2nd - 30/Dec/08 with Robin Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/08

reapey - 2nd - 15/Aug/08 with wayne

Found this harder than Chevin Buttress! Quality route.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

a great climb - what severe should be. got a bit of go about it and a fantastic well protected but exposed flying finish. must have been slightly cleaner than it has been in the past
petellis - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Jenny Clarke

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead rpt - 14/May/08 with Kat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

This is the worst climb i have ever done ever, ever,ever!!! Didn't really lead it as i used preplaced protection!!( so had no pro myself) had a drama at the start, which seemed to follow me all the way up!! Last move of the climb proved very interesting, Couldn't make the step up to finish because belayer had rope far too tight! After a couple of choice words directed to Frank (belayer), rhe rope remained tight, pulled the bloody thing hard as i could, didn't budge an inch!! Shit!!It's jammed in the crack!! Well didn't fancy down climb, couldn't go up!! Didn't fancy falling!! and no pro of my own to make myself comfortable!! My buddies at the bottom taking bets on how long i could hold on for! Thanks daz for the sling. Clipped on to a sling conneted to daz (all ten stone of him) and came off the rope for the finale move! Not what i would call a good start!! Got to the bottom to be greated by 4 guys crying with laughter, my belaer included. Glad to have cheered them up!! 5 fags and some redbull later back on the crag!!
AlanDavis - Lead - 07/Nov/07 with Frank

Fair amount of rope drag as I got to the top. Be wary of rope dropping into crack and getting stuck just before you make the final move. See Al's story.
dazbarker - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/07 with Al Davis

northernneil - 2007

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 2007 with Bryn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

Made a hash of the crux, but then I had given blood earlier in the day.
KeithW - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/06 with SteveM

KeithW - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Gavin

clive-greenwood - Lead - 30/Jun/06 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd - 30/Jun/06 with Clive Greenwood

sdht - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06

SteveM - Lead O/S - 2006 with LMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/05

aaronthehippy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Caitlin

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/04

Stuie - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Jordan Wilson

Brown - Solo O/S - 14/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/03

kitch22 - 2nd - 10/Jul/03 with Daniel Metcalfe

kitch22 - Lead - 28/Jun/03 with Adam Maybury

lankystreakof - 2nd - 28/Jun/03 with John Walsh

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/01 with John Kennedy

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/01 with Richard Tomlinson

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/01 with Tim Kavanagh

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98 with Judy

madagascar - 2nd - 25/Jul/98 with andrew300169

rachm2004 - 2nd - 19/May/98 with Simon B

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/96 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

craig h - 1987

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/86 with John Byrne

Hidden - Solo - 19/Sep/83

rilem - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/78

mikej - Lead - 31/Aug/72 with Stewart Grant

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 11/Apr/71 with Bob Knapton

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