Rockfax Description
16m. A fine climb and a bit more amenable. Pull onto the hanging wall and follow it right as it gets ever narrower. Sustained and awkward, especially for the tall, although good gear is available. Continue to a grand finish on the flutings. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Hard to start, awkward to continue, superb to finish, good gear and hands off rests.

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Dervey 26/Oct 2nd rpt
with Liam
Alastair R 06/Jun Lead O/S
with Steve Elliot
Alpenglow 03/Jun Lead O/S

Sustained and awkward for the tall... about right

with Adam M, Val
Keith Swainson 24/May Lead O/S
with Dave Crofts
Hidden 16/May Solo dnf
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
AGoodi 02/May Lead O/S

First move powerful, got talked up it by Euan. Rest is in good footwork

with Tom Jumar, Noemie Perret
jonnie3430 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Will
theomoore 05/Apr Lead O/S


robertmctague 05/Apr Solo rpt
Tim Rodgers 15/Mar Lead
Adamski1986 15/Mar 2nd
madeleine 21/Feb Lead O/S
with Ry
andybirtwistle ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
MightyStew 25/Oct/14 Lead dog

Rested on a cam, awkward if you're tall!

tomwhitchurch 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Julian Cooper 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Knott
sebbi30 ?/Oct/14 2nd
SteveJCox ?/Sep/14 Solo β
Dervey 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
stuart34 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Adam Russel
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
D.Russell 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Klingon 20/Aug/14 Lead RP

John lead & came off after 1st nut popped. I did the route but on John's pre-placed gear. Plus had a helping hand at the start.

with Clyde
AlexRenshaw 13/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
robertmichaeladams 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Dave Bulley, Bex
johannes 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Drenched in sweat at the top.

Nille 01/Jun/14 2nd
HaddRoots 18/May/14 2nd O/S
James90 18/May/14 Lead dog

rested on gear

watson.b 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

with Russ
Adamski1986 12/Apr/14 2nd
stub1990 12/Apr/14 Lead β
with Adam Gregg
climberchristy 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S

A fine route easier for short. Well protected.

with Ben Cole
samwillo 12/Mar/14 Lead
malinkvist 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Sam
Macleod 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ian Rickerby, anthony
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd β
salix 22/Sep/13 2nd

Tough start, easy to get wedged!

with Jules, Frazer
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Antd 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
oliverk 30/Jun/13 2nd
with Tim E, Dan
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
Tobes 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with mejulie
Dervey 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lunar25 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

E1 without a doubt as v sustained (particularly for the tall) Great gear throughout though

with Phil Marsh
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 05/May/13 2nd β
with Stewart Rattray
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Adamski1986 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Gage
Ginger McGrath 11/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 07/Nov/12 Lead
with Charl
robertmichaeladams 13/Oct/12 2nd
with Andy H
a_hein 13/Oct/12 Lead
georgedunton 06/Oct/12 Lead RP
Adam Lincoln 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Meg
Hidden 27/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Stiff start.

redshapedfriday 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with tom anderson
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead β
tlmarjot 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
tomB 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
andyinglis 12/May/12 Lead O/S
yarbles ?/May/12 Lead
with Jo
Hidden 22/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/12 2nd rpt
ed.burton 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Murphy
Hidden ??/2012 2nd dnf
petegunn 09/Dec/11 Lead

Tricky move before the jug-tastic finish, pumpy!

with Davina
Hidden 09/Dec/11 2nd
ianjfsutcliffe 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Stiff warm up.

with Patch
Fultonius 20/Nov/11 2nd
Ross Barnes 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Ally
roberto18 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan russell
Ewan Russell 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
whispering nic 18/Oct/11 Lead β

Took over after Al retreated. Grim! Welsh E3!

with Al Reid
cat22 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Mike
robertmichaeladams 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom
tomdude 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

tiring! haven't sweated so much while climbing for ages

with rob
klipkabouter 06/Oct/11 2nd O/S


Timo Austino 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Chris with webbed feet
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd
robertmichaeladams 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Lawrence
wence 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Rob
Natalie feather ?/Aug/11 Lead
UrbanSteve 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

first E1

smollett 13/Jul/11 Lead

Good route, good gear

with paul
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pudding 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S
wookie667 15/Jun/11 2nd
Klingon 13/May/11 2nd

Tough!!!!! Hung on nut under overhang - tired. No way I could lead this! Plus v. hard start

Ginger McGrath 01/Apr/11 Lead dog

got pumped and had to rest once

Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd
James Rolf ??/2011 2nd dnf
gaz.marshall 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with sam
mikecollins 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with stg
scott gibson 01/Sep/10 Solo
with graeme read
nic42 24/Aug/10 2nd dog
with dru
ferdia 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
mattyork2 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Anna
gforce 25/Jul/10 Lead
with James
James Prowse 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd
MDowson 08/May/10 2nd
Woodiee 08/May/10 Lead O/S

awesome! - bit of a sandbag at HVS due to the awkwardness of the upper moves- fine postition tho! Finally found a route which is easier for the short! :)

CharlieMack 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Cragrat Rich 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Good climbing and situations, bit scrunched up. Borderline E1? - I'd say so.

Hidden 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S
pete87abs 23/Oct/09 Lead β
Dave Warburton 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Done to warm up and it certainly did just that!

Will Hunt 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Bloody awkward

akhughes 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Mgeek
jored 16/Aug/09 Lead
with paul
Colin Matheson 08/Jul/09 2nd dnf

Needed help to start, struggled to near the end of the sloping traverse, couldn't get gear out, opted to pendulum off

with KIn
Skinny Kin 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Yes, Colin. It's E1 on UKC's database and only HVS in Northumberland guidebook!

Hidden 24/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Boy ?/Mar/09 -
with Fiona Fullwood
Andy Moles 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
CalumC 24/Jan/09 2nd β

Needed some help with the bouldery start!

j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd dog
andymoin 02/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Another mental route, awkward, Sean got a head jam lol.

with Sean
Sean Bell 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Managed a hands free head jam shake out, superb route.

with Andy
pimpy 04/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/08 -
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd dnf
dave o 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Julia H
chris2451 05/Apr/07 Lead dog
dj_brigham05 05/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
GPN ?/Nov/06 2nd

A proper HVS!

dj_brigham05 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S
chris2451 09/Aug/06 2nd dog
barney_edin ?/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
shark 12/Nov/05 Solo rpt
John Pickles 07/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden 15/Nov/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Beardyman ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with lorna
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/99 Lead
Roget 09/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with jim
craig h ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Mike c
John Pickles ??/1998 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Sean Smith
Russell Lovett 18/May/96 Lead O/S
with cannot remember.
dashed 16/Jul/95 2nd
stuart100 ?/Jul/95 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
tlr 14/Apr/95 2nd
with Andy B
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Apr/94 Solo
mattnuttall 07/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Ciaron (SCUM)
JiveWeasel ??/1994 2nd
with Phoar Phil
akamini ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Tony Little 11/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with DK and SG
Hidden ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
nai 27/Aug/91 2nd
with Cal
andrew300169 27/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Pom
NickJH ?/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with NBarrowclough
uphillnow ??/1990 -
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/89 Solo
shark 30/Aug/87 Solo O/S
steve taylor ?/Oct/86 2nd
with stumpy
Steve Crowe 11/May/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/83 2nd
Bruce Kerr 03/Nov/79 2nd
with Rab Anderson, Rob Milne, Chris Callow
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