Rockfax Description
18m. Fine climbing up the right-hand side of the buttress. Pull through the centre of the bulges - beefy and 5c to impossible for the short. Then move right into the base of the thin seam. Climb this then the blanker slab in the same line by lovely face climbing. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A boulder problem start (just 4c if you sneak in) leads to pleasant padding up the centre of the slab.

Lamb 15/Oct Lead O/S
with Matthew Thompson
Roget 06/Sep Lead O/S

Started from the right

with jim
nick ferro 30/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug 2nd
mcb 16/Aug Lead rpt

Easy start in the end as i wasn't v flexible at all today. More superb slab climbing!

robman 16/Aug 2nd O/S
tomB 16/Aug Lead O/S
Ben1983 15/Aug Lead O/S

Easy start...

freemanTom 15/Aug Lead

Priceless look on Niks face when she got to and saw the blank slab

with Nicky
K Mckay 08/Aug 2nd O/S
with Chris KMC
scottcoates ?/Aug Lead O/S
with Chris
John Brayshaw 23/Jul 2nd rpt
with Gareth
John Brayshaw 23/Jul 2nd rpt
with Gareth
MarkAstley 30/Jun Lead O/S

With Martin S. Interesting Start

Mike Todd 30/Jun 2nd O/S
with Harrogate MC
ruairidhwad 30/Jun Lead O/S
with Harrogate Club
BnB 24/Jun -
colin milton 24/Jun 2nd

started as for false teeth to make a HVS 5a route

with julian
robolomassi 10/Jun Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Jun Lead rpt

R/H start

with Gareth
Will Hunt 27/Apr Lead rpt
with Mark Tinsdeall
Hidden 24/Jul/14 2nd
mikestr555 22/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo
JenB6 02/Jun/14 2nd
munch88 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with rob
robblowen 06/Aug/13 2nd β
with Munch
Simonpeel 26/Jul/13 TR rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
barney800 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Tough (but fun) start isn't helped by the spiky rock below, but it's well worth it for the slab above. Don't reckon the slab by itself is worth HVS alone.

with Peter Stone, John Shaw
Graham Booth 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields
BnB 06/Jul/13 -
spragglerocks 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Alternate start.

with Jon Morgan
Puma 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Took the easy right hand start, no way and can do the direct start at the moment! The slab in the middle is as intimidating as I remember but there is good gear at your feet and really nice and positive smears (you don't even need any hands).

lithos 05/Jun/13 Lead

on paul's gear which i mostly moved about cos im like that, easier start, too fat for the proper one .

with karl c, Puma, oddtoast
oddtoast 05/Jun/13 2nd

Took sneak start then *amazing* blank-ish slab. Pretty rock at top...

with Paul, lithos
Simonpeel 10/Oct/12 TR β
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
BenedictIEP 21/Jul/12 2nd

Pulled on a cam to gain the opening move.

Hardonicus 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Jaysus wept. Direct start, anyone who thinks this is 5b is having a laugh or 7 ft tall. I thought hard 5c for certain. Very nice climbing indeed, 3 stars.

with Ben Powrie
petekeron 16/May/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 16/May/12 2nd O/S
pebbles 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

alternative start ie traverse in from right, so 4c. wibbled somewhat on the slab - possibly not an ideal choice for first lead of the day ;-D

with astell
lostinmidlands 23/Jul/11 TR dog

Need to come back to do the hard start cleanly.

Topsy Turvy 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

start felt desperate.

with Marcin, Dan Hattle
Gerry_Doncaster 13/Jul/11 -

Can't believe it's only got 2 stars in the guide books. This is one of the very best routes on grit. Superb climbing on a wonderful slab. Even better than the highly rated Dental Slab route to it's left.

Nigel Bond 30/Jun/11 2nd
with ken Daykin
Climbster 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Will Hunt 27/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Duncan Kaye
DKaye 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Dave Musgrove 22/Aug/10 2nd

With right hand start. Direct is now thought to be worth 6a.

with Keith Morgan
Graham Booth 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
jkarran 15/Aug/10 Lead

Sneaking in from the gully, the start is nails and totally out of balance with the rest of the route.

with Matt
mattyork2 15/Aug/10 2nd
VS4b 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
odox 23/May/10 2nd

With easy start - direct is nails

with Sam Webb
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 15/May/10 2nd rpt
cmsg 07/Apr/10 Lead

r-h start

with Luke Gannarelli
mattcyp88 27/Sep/09 Lead β
with John McCormick, Dad
Timpy1584 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Caz, Pete, Davina, Steve
petegunn 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Steve, Cas, Tom, Davina
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 07/Aug/09 2nd rpt

R/H start

with Chris
chris skipton 07/Aug/09 Lead
al99 26/Jul/09 Lead O/S

With the direct start. I thought the climb was harder and more serious than "The Hot Line" just around the corner!

martinazando 26/Jul/09 2nd
ollyroberts 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sam, Ben, Jeff n Bex
John Brayshaw 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Took many attempts and suggestions from Erica & Chris to work out the starting move

with Erica
erica 10/Jul/09 2nd

With the easy start

with John
Tony Holdsworth 31/May/09 Lead O/S

Enter stage right - also Martin Haworth

with Richard White
Hidden 17/May/09 2nd O/S
daWalt 02/May/09 2nd O/S

alt start

with Sam
Simon Caldwell 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

With the easier right hand start

with lithos and Carmen
lithos 25/Apr/09 Lead

from easier RH start, last route and great

with Simon C
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 08/Oct/08 Lead O/S


with Simon Lindsell
bridget143 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
jadm2 20/Sep/08 TR dog
with Dave
Hidden 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
tash 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Jonny M
jscoles 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
tomB 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
jadm2 08/Jun/08 TR O/S
Adam1973 18/May/08 Lead rpt
with philnorv
Hidden 11/May/08 TR O/S
Chriswallis2 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Annie
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
joe larner 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
fifth ??/2008 -
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Lead β
JLS 10/Oct/07 Lead dnf
with Jacqui
Hidden 31/Jul/07 2nd rpt
alexyoung 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Took the alternative start so probably doesnt count.

with Steak and Sprags
Hidden 26/May/07 -
Monk 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead RP
andy mcc 07/Apr/07 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Brown 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Aaran
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd
design crisis 03/Feb/07 Lead
with Tom W
spragglerocks ??/2007 2nd O/S

Clean 2nd with alternative start

Mattyk 28/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Mike Vogler
Nick Beckett 09/Sep/06 Lead
with various
John Marsland 08/Sep/06 Lead O/S

started from bouldering mat to reach first slot

ArnaudG 08/Sep/06 2nd
with John M
Martin Haworth ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with val p
bob3141 30/Apr/06 2nd
adamscottthomas 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with James Wasiak
spoony84 ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2006 -
Phil West 04/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Si dH 20/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ronan Kavanagh
Hidden 30/May/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd
cem 24/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Hidden 03/May/04 2nd O/S
spoony84 ??/2004 AltLd O/S
andybirtwistle 27/Oct/03 Lead
lithos 27/Oct/03 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
lithos 13/Jul/03 2nd
Smelly Fox 30/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Al reaney
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Hammy 07/Apr/02 TR
EddieA ??/2002 2nd RP

Hard start, which I ended up failing on and avoiding by traversing in. I was climbing with my 6 and 7 year olds on Dental Slab when two lads did this - thanks to them for offering me the chance to tie in and give it a go.

Hidden 05/Sep/99 Lead
chris sm 22/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Jon Stevens
Chris Ellis 04/Jul/99 Lead
with Andy Brown
rob.grafton 16/Aug/97 2nd
with Bruce
goi.ashmore 14/Sep/96 Solo O/S
leathers 21/May/95 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
barney@helmshore 08/Apr/95 TR O/S
with mark b
John Southworth ?/Jul/94 Solo O/S
with Andy MacNae
Rich Kirby 13/Jun/93 Solo
with Phil
Hammy 05/Jun/93 Solo
with Pete Robinson
Tom V 29/Jun/91 -
Dave Musgrove 11/May/91 Solo
with David
Hidden 12/Aug/90 2nd
rob.grafton 15/Jul/90 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
Dave Musgrove 11/Apr/88 Lead

Tough Start!

with David
Hammy 10/Jul/87 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/77 Lead O/S
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