Rockfax Description
18m. A great route. From the left edge of the buttress traverse out right round the arete to reach a ledge above the roofs. Trend up and right, past another ledge to reach a shallow groove which leads to the top of the tower. A short Diff down-climb is the easiest way off the back. Photo below featuring Dave Spencer. © Rockfax

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Anti-faff 07/Oct Lead O/S

Ace route that looked like it hadn't been climbed for ages so a nice surprise to see has been getting some attention. Brilliant moves and good gear but no pushover at the grade; it was a bit wet though. The down climb at the back was really slippy so Mike down led it. Great fun.

with Mike
Hidden 07/Aug 2nd
Roget 07/Aug Solo O/S
with jim
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
peterhubbard 23/Aug/15 2nd
with Conrad
lcullum7 27/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/15 Lead O/S
ecromwell 27/May/15 2nd
jimorothy 16/Apr/15 Lead

Sensational and exhilarating.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 03/May/14 2nd O/S

Great positions and clean rock. Would feel like a big lead if Severe was your grade!

Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
adamwesthead 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Very sandy. Ok route. Don't think 3 stars for me.

with Jon Longshanks, Garner
Climbster 16/Mar/14 2nd β
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S


with Vic, Matt
nick ferro 18/Aug/13 -
with Oli Birkill
Jamie Brown 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Great route, but I think it would catch out an aspiring severe leader, as would the down climb.

Charlie Staincliffe 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
Puma 20/Jul/13 Lead

Nice route. Definitely airy and exposed!

duzinga 02/Jun/13 Lead

crux felt like a 4c/5a move.

with Jie
Shaw Brown 27/May/13 Lead

Route a little dirty but still very good. Lovely belay.

Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead O/S

Good route, down climbed removing gear as i went.

Hidden 19/Sep/12 Solo
Will Smith 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S

An excellent route with a distinct and difficult crux (harder for the short). Definitely at the top end of the grade.

Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead
Simon Caldwell 22/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Quite gritty in the top half, hardly surprising given the recent weather. Still a top route though. Easiest descent is by downclimbing Yardarm (helps if you've been up it first)

with Will, Carmen
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead rpt
a13x 25/May/12 2nd O/S
with Paul S
mattvitel 20/Apr/12 Lead β
mikekeswick ??/2012 -
Ewan Russell 11/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with Alec, Huw
Mattyk 09/Aug/11 2nd rpt

I take back my previous comments regarding quality- it is a great little route

with John Marsham
Hidden 07/Jun/11 2nd
dellboy 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jonny5 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with James Dell
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd
Anthony Dixon 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tomber 29/Mar/10 TR dog

Route looked in poor condition after winter so top roped to inspect, got spat off by slime, then got too wet and cold belaying to lead it this time! Descent was interesting, lowered two partners off the belay who set up ab anchors for me on big trees at the bottom. Definately coming back to lead it in better weather!

with Stuart Hurworth, Dave Wilson
Stuart Hurworth 29/Mar/10 2nd dog

Tried it in the rain with boots, slid of a smear and was lowered back down to put my stickies on. Reclimbed without problem, though glad it was a top rope and not a lead! Good climb.

with Dave Wilson, Tom Kimber
PeteH 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
NaomiHart 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
stimpey 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Interesting descent! We see-saw abseiled off.

with Pete, Davina
petegunn 18/Oct/09 2nd
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
jkarran 18/Jul/09 Lead

Superb with an amusing puzzle to finish... getting down

with Pete
petellis 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
jimstanton 19/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead O/S
robman 13/May/09 Lead O/S
with Craig
David_Gledson 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Commit to the crux and all will be fine.

timmsy 08/Apr/09 2nd
GrandmaOfShoes 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 03/Apr/09 2nd

Ace route, really adventurous feel to it. The crux feels nails if you're a shortie.

with Andy Hobson
Hidden ?/Mar/09 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead
Em66 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mat
Claire S-J ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/08 2nd
Simonj 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with james
Hidden 03/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
tallan9 ?/May/07 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd
jonny taylor 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Nervous about gear placements on unfamiliar rock

with Jen, Flicka
flyin high ??/2007 -
with Dave / Tim
Hidden 23/Apr/06 Lead O/S
markalmack ??/2006 Lead
Simon Caldwell 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S

The best Severe on gritstone?

with Carmen
Hidden 13/Nov/04 2nd O/S
chrishedgehog 12/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Hidden 08/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mattyk 03/May/03 Lead O/S
with Lewis
EllieWoods 29/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 29/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Martin Cooper
craig h 04/Apr/99 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/94 Solo
Tenko 27/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Stu Britt
Hidden 07/Aug/90 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 05/May/90 Lead
with Cefn Arch, John Byrne
Dave Musgrove 10/Aug/89 Lead

We Both led it.

with Tony Barley
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