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The overhanging flake-crack provides a stiff obstacle. © Rockfax

George Hounsome 07/May/1979

AlexD 21/Nov Lead RP
with Andy, Brian
brian watson 21/Nov Lead dog
with Andy Morris, Alex Dennis
mark_wellin 21/Nov Lead O/S


WilliamD 24/Oct Lead dog

Still can't do it cleanly...

Hidden 27/Sep -
innes 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Paul, Ruth
Michael Aylen 11/Jul Lead dog
royle883 20/Jun Lead dnf

just too weak to pull through the bulge

RichyBOYY 16/Jun Lead O/S
with Ben M
garda006 08/Jun Lead β

hard climb with very commiting moves with no feet! one of my favorite climbs of the trip

MrJoshua 08/Jun 2nd β
with Andy Gardiner
andyclimber 06/Jun 2nd dog
TonyB 06/Jun Lead O/S
with Bowline Climbing Club
WilliamD 26/May Lead dog

Finally worked out the crux this time, after a few falls. Will attempt it again in November.

with Alex Haddon
Owen Diba 21/Mar Lead dog
tsyrett 08/Mar Lead O/S

not great conditions, the first part of the crack was pretty greasy. Definite crux section, the rest is pretty simple bit fun!

rashwell ?/Mar TR
Hidden ?/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jan Lead O/S
Nick Russell 11/Jan Lead O/S

Painful jams above the roof

Beefy Bert ??/2015 Lead O/S
WilliamD 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Didn't have enough strength for the overhanging flake/crack move.

martin one 19/Oct/14 TR dog
with Markus
RKirke 16/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Phil
Graham Westbrook 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Peter Lovell 29/Aug/14 Lead RP
elyben 18/Aug/14 Lead dnf
ASchwirtz 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
richardashe 29/Jun/14 Lead dog

Did as warm down climb and just didn't have enough to pull through the bulge.

Dandan82 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
GeneralFifi 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Phill Wright, Danny Gottschalk
strudles 08/Jun/14 Lead β
with Leo choi
leoch01 08/Jun/14 Lead dog
dpiddock 25/May/14 TR dnf
with Chris P
lewiz 24/May/14 Lead rpt
Pete Dangerous 24/May/14 Lead RP
with lewiz
Charlie Evans 17/May/14 2nd dog
with Jime Gu
philhaigh 09/May/14 Lead RP
with Aarron Schofield, Shamina Kapadia
elyben 04/May/14 Lead dog
hervenuttall ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 09/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Tim
tim.fairhall 09/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Richard
yarrow 08/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Becky P
Gibbo 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Jimbo Latimer
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead rpt
paultaylor 10/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead dnf
sarpedon 14/Dec/13 Lead dog

One fall, warm-up fluke. Then did it clean from the ledge, but no ground-up.

Hidden 07/Dec/13 Lead dog
Monkey_Alan 02/Nov/13 TR dog
Phil1587 ?/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead dog
strudles 31/Aug/13 Lead dog

got a bit stuck on the overhang entering the crack, eventually did a big layback

with Leo choi
leoch01 31/Aug/13 Lead dnf
benoneill13 22/Jul/13 Lead dog
pezzerrr 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Skullfire 15/Jun/13 TR dog
with Pino Ferro
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead RP
BenL 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Stanners 06/Jun/13 Lead dog

one too many flapjacks!

with Alex Rhodes
LucasHarazin 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Gavdee1 10/May/13 Lead dog
Kevster 10/May/13 Lead rpt
tonevert 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin Faux
lewiz 04/May/13 Lead rpt
leglesslizard ?/May/13 Lead RP
Julesthe1st 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Well chuffed to get the on sight of this on a cold morning! A real fight to get over the bulge.

with Tania
fraserbarrett 28/Apr/13 TR dog

Wish I'd lead it, hardest part was unclipping just above the roof:-(

Stroppy 18/Mar/13 Lead dog

Very wet :( although can't blame that for coming off it unfortunately, just wimped out a bit pulling through the overhang.

tombushell 18/Mar/13 2nd
with Ed
dh7892 17/Feb/13 Lead dnf
chris j 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
Hidden 04/Jan/13 Lead dog
salix 01/Jan/13 Lead dog
with Phil
Sami Mandeel 28/Nov/12 Lead O/S
torsok 21/Oct/12 Lead dog
with Tim
edmitchell 20/Oct/12 Lead dog
matiamallia 16/Sep/12 Lead dog
Adam Booth 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jonbwoy 14/Sep/12 Lead
pymn nice but dim ?/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Climbing with taz n becky wills. 1st attempt with andy in the wet winter before

jiggerypokery 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt


with Joe Day, Rosea Day
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf
gibsond 21/Jul/12 Lead RP

Took four attempts, but a change of feet position finally gave me the extra high to reach the better hand holds. Still feels hard for the grade.

clipskipper 16/Jun/12 Lead β

After several attempts falling off poor finger jams I realised that's not the approacth to take :-)

with Sue Hazel
Hidden 09/Jun/12 Lead RP
gibsond 09/Jun/12 Lead dog

The crack is slippery and I just can't reach the more positive bit. Finally worked out that a hand jam will work, but was too spent to get it clean. New project. Feels very hard for the grade.

Ian Bell 21/Apr/12 TR β

One move wonder but quite a tough move.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Sophie Nunn 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Brian H 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jan/12 TR dog
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tonevert 06/Jan/12 Lead dog
Billg 31/Dec/11 Lead O/S

the whole route was soaked with condensation! Made it a toughie over the bulge

with Ollie
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
lewiz 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt
mishtu 19/Nov/11 2nd
with lewiz
Jack_F 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Warm up..Or not!

jiggerypokery 29/Oct/11 Lead dog

cruxy. too much of a one move wonder want to try it again clean

philhaigh 20/Oct/11 Lead dog

Completely destroyed me for the rest of the day! I thought it was going to be a gentle 6a/+ warm-up.. but found it very tough. Didn't help that I went right under the roof to start with (distracted by chalky looking slots).

with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway
RFWilkie 16/Oct/11 Lead dog

Very stiff, probably f6b+.

lewiz 08/Oct/11 Lead dog
Jonathan Emett 08/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with toby
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead dog
PowerPigtails 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
sportsten 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
with TF
Linc 02/Aug/11 Lead dog
phil.cheeseman 26/Jun/11 Lead dog
fildac 04/Jun/11 Lead dog
Saurus ?/Jun/11 Lead dog

Crikey Moses! This was bledy 'ard - really battled with the pull over the overhang and it didn't seem to relent for a while there after! The climbing above the overhang is schweet...

DafSWMC 29/May/11 Lead dog

Another CC sandbag.

with Tomasz, Siwan
Jonathan Emett 07/May/11 Lead dnf

I'm beginning to think I will never nail this one.

with stevolan
Pete Sanger 27/Apr/11 Lead RP
dan gibson 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with kyle rance
littleluke ?/Mar/11 -
elbeanio 06/Feb/11 Lead dnf
PeterDawson ??/2011 Lead O/S
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
Marti999 04/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Harry Massey
GarethHall 16/Oct/10 Lead dog
lewiz 25/Sep/10 Lead dog

CC said F6a+. main crack super hard

jacobjacob 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Emett 05/Sep/10 Lead dnf
with crispin
tobydunford 24/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Jon Emmett
Jonathan Emett 24/Aug/10 Lead dnf
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 18/Jul/10 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead β
3 Names 26/Jun/10 -
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead dog
Wendy 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Coles
AsleepOnBelay 14/May/10 Lead dog

It's all about one move, but it's a toughie. Would have been a good trad tick.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 27/Feb/10 Lead dog

Bad burly warm up.

with Jacob Cook
jacobjacob 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
celoisa 21/Feb/10 Lead dog
with Nic
El3ctroFuzz 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Early morning onsight, very cold. Thinking it was the 6a.. Nvm.

with Elaine Budden
Ed Babs 02/Jan/10 Lead RP
with Mike Hawkins
Hawkscry ??/2010 -
MarkRyder 31/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Par
timharrison 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead dog
drewclimber 23/Sep/09 Lead dog

a bit tired cant wait to try again fresh. a fantastic climb . portland guide book gives it 6a+

with gordon
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Lead dnf
littleluke 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
nadeem 10/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Tom Foote
natzim 31/Aug/09 TR dog

Plan to get this on lead on my next trip. The crux can be really hard and butch or get your feet high for a funky lay-back.

with Jacqui Middleton
Justin T 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead RP
Jonathan Emett 29/Aug/09 TR dog
timharrison 14/Aug/09 Lead dog
Luke d 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
olmo 07/Jun/09 -
with Johannes
clgladiator 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with Ducky
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
JimR 08/Mar/09 -
Chubbard 08/Mar/09 Lead O/S
LardClimber 28/Feb/09 Lead dog

Had to have a few goes at the crux through the overhang.

vertigo 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Oct/08 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
CosmosKey 20/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Fabrizio
FrostyWebb 12/Aug/08 Lead dog

Hard head wall but very fun route after that!

with Steve T
trev_f 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with random canadian chris
Hidden 18/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Jun/08 -

took a bit of a lob trying the crux minus the crux bolt(didn't hit the ledge, just.) had a rethink, clipped the bolt strenuosly mid move and powered to glory. grand stuff.

davidgent ?/May/08 -
Hidden 22/Mar/08 Lead β
Morgan Woods 22/Mar/08 Lead RP

Nice to tidy this one off after falling of it a few years back.

with David S
Rob Kennard 01/Mar/08 -
with Rich White, Harry Massey
dannyboy83 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead
Spacetourist ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
Matt Bennett ?/Dec/07 Lead
jw231 ?/Aug/07 Lead dnf
timharrison 22/Apr/07 Lead dog

Tired, end of day, got feet wrong, gutted.

with Johan Aukerstrom
Richard Horn 21/Jan/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
Scott N ??/2007 -
jimjimmyjimjim 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 12/Jun/06 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/06 TR dog
timharrison 05/Mar/06 Lead β
with Matt Burrows
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
Lloyders ??/2006 -
JonS ??/2006 Lead RP
steve taylor 12/Nov/05 Lead β

Butch climbing past the bulge and a fine jamming finish

with Joff Cook
Hidden 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Kevster ??/1996 Lead
Nigel Coe 16/Oct/83 -

We thought it was a new route and called it Pullman, but we'd been beaten to it!

with Russell Lovett, Pete Oxley, Tim Dunsby
Hidden 07/May/79 -
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