Rockfax Description
24m. A fine climb up a great line; the soaring corner bounding Yellow Wall. Layback and jam the corner passing the jutting nose with difficulty. The shelf of Rabbit Ledge offers a lie-down rest (and a possible belay). Once recovered, step left into the continuation chimney and wriggle up this to the top. Photo on page 53. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, UK Classic Corners.


ClimberDateStyle
mikecollins 15/Jul Lead O/S

Rain stopped play after P1

with manmike
Hidden 13/Jul 2nd dnf
Will Hunt 12/Jul Lead O/S

Onto the Rabbit Ledge and continued up Monkey Puzzle to the top of the crag.

with Paul Cookson
kyaizawa 15/May Lead O/S
with Beth Woodley, Bruce Woodley
Bethwoodley 15/May 2nd

Does it count as aiding if I stood on Dad's knee and then shoulder to reach the good flake in the chimney?!

with Ky Aizawa, Bruce Woodley
melv 14/May Lead O/S
with Fi
robertmctague 27/Feb Lead β
with Martin
Mike Todd 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Chimney finish

with jon lawson
nick ferro 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/15 2nd
Sam Spence 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Wizzy 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Spent about half an hour stuck in the chimney

Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
robhunt 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Swifty
db79 16/May/15 2nd O/S
Pete Wimbush 10/May/15 2nd
with Kevin
David_Gledson 08/May/15 Lead O/S
with Alan
Compo 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
phildawson 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
JdotP 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Did entire route includinc chimney at top.

with The Falcon Rider, Phiran
Maddie 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S

So glad to finally do this as been putting it off for ages. Proper cut loose on the crux. Pretty terrifying! Great though

with Robinwood People, Steve
Rachel Slater 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Top chimney was exciting.

tim newton 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S
cem 22/Mar/15 2nd rpt
pimpy 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Charles, Graham
greglad ??/2015 -
samwillo 23/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead
Alice Thompson 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Miles
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
wrapped in bacon 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris
Mark1800 20/Jun/14 2nd β
with Josh Williams
Dave Rumney 26/May/14 -
K Mckay 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Amazing pull up over the overhang! The secret for me was a fist jam with my left hand then one mega pull with my right. Not much for the feet until your over the bulge.

with Katie Farrell
andysroom 04/May/14 Lead O/S
davidgent 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Parsons
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd dnf
freemanTom 16/Mar/14 2nd

Great chimney

with Nick, Jason Wood
markfairbank 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Only to the ledge

Anne Gumbley 09/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
g1m147 24/Nov/13 Lead
with Mick.
masa-alpin 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Varied, with a move that feels committed (though well protected). Great route.

with Max C
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
PeteH 23/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Brandon, Naomi Hart
jshields 01/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stuart34 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with kirsty
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Climbster 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 03/Aug/13 2nd β
with Matt
Freshprintce 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will Warrington
Julie 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Jason
Elliot King 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb loved the Squeeze up the Chimney

with Adrian
jonathandavey 20/Jun/13 Lead dnf
MeMeMe 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Rachel
Phil West 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Finished on Rabbit Ledge

with Chris Tan
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd dnf
1poundSOCKS 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 22/May/13 Lead
jon_gill1 22/May/13 Lead β
jamie d 21/Apr/13 Lead
Bowzle 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S
John Gale 04/Apr/13 Lead β
henry peter jenkins 02/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with robbie jenkins, paul jones
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Rachel S 14/Nov/12 Lead rpt
lanky and weak 02/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dangmtb ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mataius 30/Jul/12 2nd
keith leonard 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
djelkin1992 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with sarah lund
Hidden 11/Jun/12 2nd rpt
JonnoP 29/May/12 2nd
with Mo
Reedymc 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

really enjoyed these few special moves that made this climb! the first over hang was fun to negotiate then on the ledge for belay then up in to the chimney managed to get a quick draw wedged in to the inner flake while squirming up then it stopped me I had to de clip as it was bomber :/ then up and out with a bit of a reach move to the main face very fun indeed ....

Tony Holdsworth 23/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Fllowed a chap called Phil who's mate couldn't follow him.

Tony Holdsworth 23/Mar/12 2nd rpt

Tom's lead this time!

with Tom Reed
Jim Brownlow 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
Mike_Hayes 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Andy
SuperMike64 13/Jan/12 Lead β
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead
TRFrost 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with A. Hughes, R. Timms
timmsy 21/Sep/11 2nd
with Adam Hughes
JamPlastick 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

steady on the roof, scary getting into the chimney.

with Neil HA
Graeme Hammond 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Excellent except for the thrutchy chimney at the top.

with Becky E
Becky E 10/Sep/11 2nd

Clean (surprisingly) until the chimney, when I tried to go up the outside.

bwestwood 01/Jul/11 Solo
bigbirdflying 24/Jun/11 Lead
with Ed Bailey
steven 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ade, Emma Woods
Hidden 17/Jun/11 2nd dog
bigglesbutcha 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great route, bottom pitch went ok, top chimney is arkward but fun, apart from the stuck cam we retrieved by lowering me

Helen Gibson 14/Jun/11 Lead

was almost going to back off crux, but so glad I didn't!

Rob Davies 11/Jun/11 2nd

Another one where Neil deployed the full range of his crack skills learnt on a climbing wall

with Angus McLean
Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 08/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Si 2
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
J25 27/May/11 Lead dnf

Tough!

Alex Thompson 27/May/11 Lead dnf

Just up to rabbit ledge to abseil back for gear after J25 backed off the lead.

with Vix, JonnyO
vix 27/May/11 2nd dnf
with Alex, Jonny
gmatthew 16/May/11 Lead O/S
antroy 09/May/11 Lead
JRClay100 04/May/11 TR O/S

Just a bloody good route, will lead this by the end of the summer.

mgdenison 04/May/11 2nd dog
GuyM ?/May/11 Lead
with will
climbing_rocks1983 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
davewsargent 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Kieron
paulwaterhouse 24/Jan/11 2nd
escalade ??/2011 -
escalade ??/2011 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2011 -
Jack00 12/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Olly
ollyroberts 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 12/Oct/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Nicos 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
thebigeasy 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Nicos
paulwaterhouse 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
john.gaffney 26/Sep/10 2nd
with dan m
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Squirmy chimney was the crux for me, great route

Rachel S 12/Sep/10 2nd
with Ian B
pebbles 12/Sep/10 Lead

led on crofty's gear as we both wanted to do it! really nice route though took a while to commit to the layback roof.

with crofty
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
scorky345 02/Sep/10 Lead
with Owen Pearce
hardoreVdiffBen 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Owen Pearce
petegunn 26/Aug/10 Lead
with Davina
ben1987 ?/Aug/10 -
Adam Coles ?/Aug/10 -
with ben1987
climbing_rocks1983 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Kieran
mattyork2 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
RuthC 03/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
pog100 27/Jun/10 2nd

finished at ledge

with Dave
lrandall 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A striking line with quality climbing to match. The crux is pure joy being eminantly protectable and starting from a great hands free rest. The 'pleasent chimney' to finish rounds it off nicely!

samcook 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf

Lost my head a bit on this one. Couldn't get over the overhanging bulge but wasn't particularly enjoying the climb before that.

Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Murray
Rowansb 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
ieverett ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
DavidR 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 2nd O/S
monkeyman79 28/May/10 2nd
with David Edmondson, Mark Pitt
al99 22/May/10 Lead O/S
martinazando 22/May/10 2nd O/S

I always find chimneys hard! The rest of the climb was nice with cracks and athmosphere.

Hidden 10/May/10 2nd
Dave Thompson 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dominic Hartin
agolay 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S

The first obsticle is a nose shaped rock that is tricky to get past after that theres a 'bunny ears' ledge that provide a welcome rest then its on to a very awkward chimney which takes some wriggling to get through - very slow and scrapey!

with Dave Thompson
dan gibson 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with michael porter
gripped01 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Carl Taylor
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/10 2nd
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
kjbix 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Nick Howard, Selma Williams
lancashirelass 20/Sep/09 2nd
MikeC_000 16/Aug/09 Lead
with Dave Carter
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
sgl 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Burkey
Hidden 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
adi bryant 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Bennykr 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Huw
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Martin Haworth 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Great route

Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
pudding ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ianburton ??/2009 Lead
ianburton ??/2009 Lead
brockers ??/2009 -
with Simon
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
bwestwood ??/2009 Lead O/S
luke123 ??/2009 Lead O/S
paulwaterhouse ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/08 2nd O/S
porridgefan 20/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Oh the beautiful crack...

with Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with phil
duzinga 15/Jun/08 Lead dnf

put 5 pieces of gear under the nose, yet still didn't have the balls to commit to it...

with Ewan
duzinga 15/Jun/08 TR O/S

so I top roped it...

with Ewan
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
peewee2008 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Dave Collier
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 17/May/08 2nd rpt
Alex Thompson 16/May/08 Lead β

Had fun committing to the bulge and squirming up the chimney. Plenty of bird poo on the belay ledge!

with Haydn & Nick
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
joe larner 09/Mar/08 Lead rpt

Probably 5th time. Great fun as ever. especially the chimney.

akhughes ??/2008 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Bryn
farmus21 ??/2008 Lead
with Pete Wilkinson
farmus21 ??/2008 Lead
with Pete Wilkinson
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 2nd
with Jon Winter
Maciek 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with James R.
Stig 21/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Maciek
Mattyk 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Really pleasant route.. crux was prob the upper chimney.. some squirm it i think more secure is to swing out on the arete and power your way up into the right hand crack! Excellent stuff!

with Ali K
mje1398 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with John M
Steve Perry ?/Sep/07 Lead
with Annie
Peter Reynolds ?/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
jonnyboy 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S

getting dark, sharon topped out in the dark, oops

Alex Mason 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S

steady hvs with a great chimney atop

with dickie
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
joe larner ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/06 2nd
Brown 01/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Henry
King Rat ??/2006 Lead rpt
nathanmanc ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Tom Lawrence
sm1rf ??/2006 Lead RP
with Kev and Bradz
babymoac 24/Jul/05 2nd
with James Gill
cem 24/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
Hidden ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
ukb shark 04/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/04 Lead O/S
kickaha4 04/Jun/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
nige 18/Oct/03 Lead
with mark hounslea
aulda 01/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Dave R
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 13/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/02 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 16/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy
Andy S ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Andy S ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
jsw1 17/Jun/01 2nd O/S
with Dave Hopkinson
akhughes ?/Feb/01 Lead
TobyA ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Stuart Adams
JSA ??/2000 Solo O/S
Chris Reid 06/Oct/99 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 10/Jan/99 Lead O/S
with Innes
Hidden 11/Jul/98 2nd
bronsonite ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Nathan Lawrence
Roget 23/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with jon
WB ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Jim, Ross
frost ?/Jun/94 2nd
Hidden 13/May/94 Lead
Hidden 25/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 21/Jun/92 2nd

Ian's second lead!!...... in his short lived climbing career.

with Ian Kirby
lithos ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
with john byrne
craig h 20/May/91 Lead O/S
Tom V 18/May/91 AltLd
with Glenn Watson
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 02/Sep/90 Lead
with David
andybirtwistle 28/Oct/89 -
with Ernie Greenwood
Paul Clarke ??/1989 Lead
Hammy 15/Nov/88 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 24/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 01/May/88 2nd
Derek Ryden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 17/Nov/85 Lead O/S
with Mark Gray
Tim Bateman 10/Nov/85 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/85 Lead
babymoac ??/1985 Lead
with MTW
Andy Say 08/Jun/83 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 29/Jan/83 -

First climb since move back to Lancs

with Ron
Mark Kemball 16/May/82 Lead
with Sian Hughes
Ken Taylor 31/Oct/81 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
charlesmfrench 26/Jul/81 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
Falko 15/Jan/78 Lead O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Dave Musgrove 20/Jun/77 Lead
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead

first climb at the crag and before I had done much on grit. Possibly with young mick (Hud Pheonix)about 1976. Climbed periodically since.

petemeads 31/Oct/74 Lead
Al Evans ??/1974 -
D Tempest 14/Nov/73 -
greenbuoy 12/Jun/71 2nd
with Bob Lister
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