Rockfax Description
A short eliminate up the slab and wall with one long reach/tricky move. Using the flakes on the right arete is the easier option. © Rockfax

Chris Craggs Jun/1988

stev1e.wilso 01/Nov Lead O/S
with Simon
HB1 20/Oct TR
Hidden 11/Oct 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 10/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep Lead dog
Hidden 05/Sep Sent rpt
Kynabauchary 02/Sep Lead O/S

Excellent route to avoid the rope drag of the indirect route. Good toe hook helped reach the long reach

cragsman9000 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Neil
Lancer 21/Jul Lead O/S
with Tom PCC
TClimb 21/Jul 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 17/Jul 2nd
Will Mortimer 26/Jun Lead O/S

First half Manchester Buttress, then swung right for 'the reachy move'

liebs 26/Jun 2nd
Chris Ellis 19/Jun 2nd
Jamesmoly 30/May Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
ralphio 07/May 2nd
with Nik
montydog 07/May 2nd
with Nik
buxtoncoffeelover 07/May Lead
with Ralph
Hidden 07/May 2nd
Hidden 03/May 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr Lead O/S
WhipperSnapper 10/Apr Lead O/S
with Minty
Paul Hy 15/Feb 2nd rpt
with Harry G
islandlynx 15/Feb 2nd

an eliminate for the tall. i can reach both aretes. the grade depends on how you approach it

TomRiddelsdell 15/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
with dunnyg
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Tommy Moore 05/Nov/14 2nd O/S

How contrived.

cem 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
mike8331 01/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo
Chris Craggs 10/Oct/14 2nd

Jam to flake on right arete - probably 5a

with Steve Cunnington
Angus Taylor 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Went straight up the face off the crimps. felt quite hard, but i am a midget.

Dan Vaj 02/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Matt Shepherd 01/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Senna 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jazzyjeff 05/Sep/14 2nd
with Sean
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
el disco 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with conrad
Andy Fielding 24/Aug/14 Lead
with Tim Green, Paul Wright
goddamm7 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with andy holder, tim green
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Lena, Ben Ochner, Shane Donnelly
TGreen 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
Andy Clarke 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

A nice technical crux and I'd say worth 5b if you're shortish and start the move on the two crimps in the centre of the face. Also an enjoyable move off the ground. Worth doing providing you're strict with the line.

with Johnny
Nigel Bond 08/Jun/14 Lead
with Colin Hutton
andy.smythe 02/Jun/14 Lead
Dimart 02/Jun/14 2nd O/S

A more difficult climb. Long reach, but somehow manages to get there. Nice bit of smearing....

with Andy
tom bre 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Don Jebus 31/May/14 Solo O/S

Had no idea what i was on or where i was going, think this is the line. Nothing like an adventure!

NickyC 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Zain Karim
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 -
marcduhig 05/May/14 Solo dnf

Long move. No reversing or rewinding whats just about to happen.

Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead RP
Merlin 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Seemed to lack line, and didn't really find 6b moves...

with Jim Jarvis, Dave Tait
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd rpt
MPSBunny 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

On the middle wall I snuck a hand out to the right to balance against a hold. Felt easier than Lancashire Wall.

Ben_Megson 11/Apr/14 2nd
rich_hw 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jshields 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
TonyF 30/Mar/14 2nd
TimG 05/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Jack
Jack Whiteley 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Hellen, Max Pendleton
marconi 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Dan Hostford 02/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo rpt
gd303uk 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S

One move wonder, but a nice move.

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
jonhowson ??/2014 Lead dnf
with Jimbo
Jackwd 11/Dec/13 2nd O/S
admackie 09/Nov/13 Lead
pc1983 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Too short to really be a good climb and not that bad if you have a long reach

dr_botnik 05/Sep/13 Lead rpt
the power 05/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with rob
dbradbeer 16/Aug/13 TR O/S
BJP001 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Woodcock
Keith11 04/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd
Griff1990 25/Jun/13 TR rpt
with Sarah, Ian Hylands
Ian Hylands 25/Jun/13 TR O/S
hang_about 14/Jun/13 2nd
Chris Redding 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Led through gear to save time

cpt_crunch 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jack93 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
edd rab 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 01/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Edd Rab
tsl42 20/May/13 Lead O/S
with David Fountain
wazzalad20 02/May/13 2nd O/S

One cool hard move then its all over:-)

valentinesbabe 01/May/13 Lead O/S

Wow...interesting move particularly if you're short. Nice

Tithe Technique 01/May/13 TR dog
charley 01/May/13 2nd rpt
with Ange, Kev
mikealexpayne 30/Apr/13 2nd
DaveInPortwood 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Sam_Marsland 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Howitt
Hidden 19/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S

defo not HVS 5b i've done harder HS's

with Phil T
the power 08/Oct/12 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
Hidden 31/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Andrew Lodge 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S

All over far too soon.

with Tony
ashtond6 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Aug/12 -
Hidden ?/Aug/12 -
Karl Wooffindin 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

quite a nice change from the standard route.

with Seb Tazzyman
the power 08/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with lynda
tomsmartacus 19/Jun/12 2nd β
with Paul Wilson
the power 30/May/12 Lead O/S

first hvs lead.

with rob
dr_botnik 30/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd β
Nigel Bond 21/May/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
boulderholder 20/May/12 Lead O/S
andil 20/May/12 2nd O/S
seanlikeskites 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
mksmith35 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Kirby
Nathanie1 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S

A brilliant straight forward route, my first HVS

Louise Hall 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
jwpil 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Morris
Hidden 15/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
chrisallan 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/12 2nd
Elise2977 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
ash longreach ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
tscoobydoo 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Benn A ?/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
charley 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Kev
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 25/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
robblowen 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Munch
munch88 23/Jul/11 2nd
with rob
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead
Si Croft 05/Jul/11 2nd
with Bernie
dan gibson 02/Jul/11 Solo rpt
JRae 29/Jun/11 2nd
mark20 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 2nd rpt
MD 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Mark H, Donna
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd
wi11 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Read
minirollsrule 31/May/11 Lead O/S

Very cool climbing, helps to be tall as nat booth found on second. Use a small crimp in the middle of the crux to move upwards to gain a positive high sidepull and then mantle the block.

PaulMJClark 08/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 07/May/11 Lead
adriandesouza ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
r_o_b_h2 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

definitly 5a but nice moves

with steve tree
Danstephens 22/Mar/11 2nd β
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
nai 19/Nov/10 2nd rpt
with Cal
andrew300169 19/Nov/10 Lead rpt

I dont know if I did this. I reached to the right so was probably 6" off route.

rod757 ?/Nov/10 Lead
erica 24/Oct/10 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
geoff.comley 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Long reach, one move, done.

with Antony Mckenzie
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Mr. K 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Think I went a little too far right - certainly didn't feel like a 5b move. Stupid eliminate! =o)

ojp 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR O/S
gavster2405 29/Aug/10 Lead
with jane phillips
jeanjacquescarnages 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Manchi 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Hidden 22/Jul/10 Lead β
Edd Reed 14/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Donna Mawson
Simon Allcock 05/Jul/10 Lead

may have cheated?

with Mark
OMSKB ?/Jul/10 TR
roberto18 22/Jun/10 2nd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S

1st HVS in a while,sunny & hot eve.

Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Lines
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo O/S
AJ007 16/May/10 Solo
nick ferro 08/May/10 -
Hidden 08/May/10 2nd β
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
robin heath 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Neil Macdonald
jon clayton 20/Apr/10 Solo
Climber1806 16/Apr/10 2nd β
with Max Edwards
Maxim2023 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Smith
Hidden 23/Mar/10 -
Danny Crump 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Andrew Porter, Bernie Sosin
beeson_paul 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S

get the shades out....oooooh yer

j.r.murph 11/Mar/10 2nd
jon clayton 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Beeson
Matt Bennett 09/Mar/10 Solo rpt
with Sam Corbett
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
raptorheli 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with terryb
MorganPreece 15/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Big move!

with Morgan Preece (ME)
Ben Watts 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Kyle Rance
cksrealm 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with GMC
Kyle Rance 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Wee man
HIGHTOWER 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Joe (Hotrock)
PenJD 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jules Littlefair
bobbarnes00 13/Jun/09 2nd dog

Two small crimps!

with Dan Bradley
jsrous 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Frank Carn-Pryor
frankcp87 11/Jun/09 2nd
with Jon Rous
James_D 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rach
mic_b 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with James Blake
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
dja 05/Mar/09 Lead O/S

maybe cheated slightly with one hold up/right

Hidden 05/Mar/09 2nd
Milne 23/Feb/09 Lead O/S

easy 5b

w.pettet-smith 07/Feb/09 Lead

led in the snow.sketchy top out involved a jam in an iced up break, a wild grab for the only dry bit of rock in sight, kicking out my bomber cam and a graceful belly flop. very memorable.

with tom the medic
TerryB ??/2009 2nd O/S
with raptorheli
Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
Climber_hus ??/2009 Lead O/S
john lynch 28/Nov/08 Lead
with matt bennett
Matt Bennett 28/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S

one rest on gear, whilst working out what way to go for 5b..

with daveyw
Hidden 17/Oct/08 2nd
Richard Horn 31/Aug/08 2nd
RCrockford 30/Aug/08 2nd

Felt very easy for 5b, more like 5a.

with Mark D
Diggler 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 02/Aug/08 2nd
with Ben H
maybe_si 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
maybe_si 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 29/May/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 21/May/08 Solo
timharrison 15/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jo Chia
robbski 08/May/08 2nd
with Andy Emms
Chris the Tall 17/Feb/08 Solo rpt
mike278 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
gingerdave13 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with stig
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Twisty 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Worth at least one star!

with Byron Buck
Hidden 04/Oct/07 Lead O/S
flat eric 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

My first HVS lead! I saw Tom lead it and decided to have a crack. With much less blubbing than I had anticipated I managed to make it pass the crux finishing with a belly flop mantel onto the ledge, before completing the final easy moves. Nice.

Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/07 Lead O/S
chris sm 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 11/Apr/07 2nd O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Jacob Ram 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with elisa best
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Nicos 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
lewk_c 04/Nov/06 TR O/S
Pythonist 13/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Si dH 25/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Liz Kooper
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/04 Solo rpt

Date is a guess

Whealiebob 20/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Chris
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
kp64zl ?/May/01 Lead dog
with Warrick
Jody ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with JD
Hidden ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
martroberts 19/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Mark Riley 13/Jul/96 TR
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
nai ??/1995 2nd
goi.ashmore 02/Oct/89 Lead O/S
with Andy Williamson
Canyak ??/1973 -
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