Rockfax Description
20m. A great climb. The right arete of the buttress is reached by zig-zagging through the overhangs, followed by well positioned and sustained climbing, until it is possible to move out left to the finish of Pillar Front. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Wayne S 22/Nov 2nd O/S
with Dale
D Berry 22/Nov Lead O/S
with Wayne S
D.botts87 03/Nov Lead O/S
with John freestone
GPN 01/Nov Solo
jimbonfire 31/Oct 2nd
with TT
jimbonfire 31/Oct Lead
with TT
Sophie Nunn 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Ian L
David_Gledson 17/Oct 2nd O/S
with Alan
pastep 11/Oct Solo
Gabe Oliver 27/Sep Lead O/S
Becks87 26/Sep 2nd O/S
with Adam L
atom 26/Sep Lead O/S

A wonderful line, some great exposure. Top I found a bit sketchy and run-out unless I missed some hidden gear placement but all the moves are good. Finished as sun was setting.

rob.grafton 13/Sep Lead
with Jim
Simon Caldwell 13/Sep 2nd rpt

Stuck strictly to the arete this time. really good climbing, but the fact that you can escape rightwards at almost any point detracts.

with Carmen
Hidden 13/Sep Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 09/Sep 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Prof. Outdoors 06/Sep Lead
with Tomas, Lindy
Hidden 23/Aug Lead
Ben1983 16/Aug Lead O/S
Andysomething 31/Jul Lead O/S

Great protection except for the finish which is a bit run out

with Norman Bennett
Hidden 31/Jul 2nd O/S
David Wynne 18/Jul Lead
with Tony Womersley
John Brayshaw 09/Jul Lead rpt
with Gareth
tomB 04/Jul 2nd
with Juliette
robman 04/Jul 2nd rpt
SPD224 09/Jun 2nd
with Rob Grafton
Scooter Young 07/Jun 2nd
Stroppy 30/May Solo O/S

Exciting solo, jug fest

spragglerocks 16/May Lead O/S

Did a mix of this and Mistaken Identity (E1 5b) as I stayed left on the first overlap but did end up on the right a bit higher up. Probably about HVS 5a the way I did it.

with Alex S
Batt 16/May 2nd O/S
Hoyes 16/May Lead rpt
Steven Andrews 11/May Lead O/S
with Harry
poigol5043 17/Apr Lead
with Matt Elliott
Graeme Hammond 11/Apr 2nd rpt
rich_hw 11/Apr Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Apr Lead rpt
with Gareth
scottcoates ?/Apr Lead O/S
Sarahshort246 19/Mar 2nd
John Brayshaw 07/Mar Lead rpt
with Phil
Phil Mercer 07/Mar 2nd rpt
Climbster 24/Jan 2nd β
with Ian
Sam Procter ??/2015 -
Mike Todd ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Kevin, Kev
joeflan 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead
pebbles 19/Oct/14 Lead

followed somewhat haphazard line as rain started splattering half way up and thought a bail out would be required!!!!! entertaining in the high wind

with ali
Lloyders 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Paddy
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 16/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Eleanor Greenwood
Hidden 23/Aug/14 2nd
nick ferro 23/Aug/14 -
theomoore 13/Aug/14 Solo O/S
mikestr555 31/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead
Shaw Brown 20/Jul/14 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jul/14 2nd
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
maria85 13/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Neil
Trobbo 11/Jun/14 2nd
with martin dale
jon_gill1 03/May/14 Lead O/S

lovely little route, bex shot up it too!

with becky chadwick
Hidden 03/May/14 -
Hidden 03/May/14 -
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
rbrookes2 19/Apr/14 2nd
jessericson 10/Apr/14 2nd dog
robman 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Erica
Andy Hudson 01/Apr/14 2nd
with Andy Barton
erica 01/Apr/14 2nd
with John
joemallia 31/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jason smeeth 22/Mar/14 Lead
with hotfeet
Matt Cooke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
scott quinn 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Easy for the grade

BnB 11/Jan/14 -
Nez ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo O/S

much easier than any other VS at this nails crag

andy gittins 06/Oct/13 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
John Brayshaw 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 14/Sep/13 2nd
with John
Charlie Staincliffe 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lovely route that is only a little tarnished by the opportunity to escape right onto the diff finish. Stick with it - its an excellent finale.

with Stuart Myatt
Tony Holdsworth 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S

and Jon

with Dan McKinlay
garywalker147 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mob
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Lead
with Martin Bagshaw, Tony Wood
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
rob.grafton 13/Aug/13 AltLd
with Martin Smith
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Wizzy ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
Jenni Myers 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 2nd
charley 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 08/Jun/13 TR O/S

3rd up, Charley's lead. Lovely climb with some really nice moves on it.

Tithe Technique 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 30/May/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
SteveM 27/May/13 Lead
with Tobs, Kat
kitkat78 27/May/13 2nd rpt
with Toby J, SteveM
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
ralphio 16/May/13 Lead

Not completely sure I followed the exact route all the way. Felt a bit easy for a VS, though I had been climbing at Almscliff the week before!

with Maumau
oddtoast 27/Apr/13 2nd

Absolutely delightful.

with Gav, Karl
timbo58 10/Apr/13 Lead
with John Kilburn
jamie d 01/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/13 2nd O/S
maria85 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Andy H, Jules
climbingpixie 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Hazel
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Solo rpt
SecretSquirrel 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
petekeron 05/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Mr Fuller 27/Oct/12 Lead β

Made a right mess of this, failing to trust myself at the top. Needn't have worried and eventually managed it.

with Ally
John Brayshaw 27/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Phil
Alfuller18 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Phil Mercer 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 08/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Gareth
tobyk 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Tim W 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 17/Jun/12 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 17/Jun/12 Lead
al jackson ?/Jun/12 2nd
mzchambers 07/May/12 Lead O/S
with Al ~York
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead
markfairbank 06/Apr/12 2nd
with Ian Moore, Ray Sharples
Gerry_Doncaster 01/Apr/12 -
David Wynne 16/Mar/12 2nd
Jim Brownlow 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Rob84 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with John Seed, Chris Ashton
petegunn 23/Feb/12 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 23/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S

lovely rock - need to come back and do some more routes here

jac.c123 28/Jan/12 2nd rpt
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Hidden ??/2012 2nd β
pie_eater_pete 03/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
spitfirerick 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
PaulHermes 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Tibor
PaulHermes 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Tibor
erica 16/Oct/11 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Erica
mountain man ed 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
akhughes 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S
David Wynne 24/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead
kitkat78 30/Aug/11 Lead β

Just as it started to rain...

with Bruce
jac.c123 20/Aug/11 2nd
eldre070 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Not much more difficult than the VDiff next door!

with Neil
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead
simon kimber ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Max Harms
Hidden 22/May/11 TR
Shaw Brown 22/May/11 Lead
Adam1973 21/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 21/May/11 2nd
with Adam
luke harper 12/May/11 Lead O/S
with mal
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead
Matt Rowat 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Oldrid
LakesWinter 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with AD
Hidden 29/Mar/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 29/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Erica
Vikki Bassek 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dave Collier
Andrew Wilson 29/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Chris Vernon
erica 29/Mar/11 2nd
with John
Hidden 23/Mar/11 2nd
Lunar25 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Titi
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead
ebf 30/Jan/11 2nd O/S
pastep 29/Jan/11 Lead
with ebf
adie84 ??/2011 -
pratty25 11/Dec/10 -
Adam Coles 28/Nov/10 Lead
John Brayshaw 14/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Josh
jcurrie93 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Peri
pebbles 13/Nov/10 2nd
Neil Pacey 07/Nov/10 2nd rpt
Tanya Savage 07/Nov/10 Lead

Really good but might have taken the easy way - ducked round under first little overhang rather than step up onto it

Adam1973 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 07/Nov/10 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Paul VCCC
dazwan 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Paul S
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Diggler 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Nice route

with Calder
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead
Calder 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
stimpey 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Lead
roberto18 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
ian caton 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt

failed on padder. I think my grit days are done!

with Anna, Abi
mike bridges 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Lovely climb,some great moves. Good 3* route

Abi Chard 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna, Ian
alisonk 14/Aug/10 Lead
with Kay
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lithos 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S


Will Smith 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Not the most obvious line but good climbing.

with Rob
erica 23/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with John
John Brayshaw 22/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Erica
v man 06/Jul/10 2nd O/S
soph_the_loaf 06/Jul/10 TR O/S

amazing! love this crag, bold finish for leader katy

with lewis vaughan, ekaterina sigida
Hanski 01/Jul/10 2nd
with Jack
Jack00 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Hannah
OriginalGeckoboy ?/Jun/10 -
al99 23/May/10 2nd O/S
martinazando 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead rpt
DanH9883 02/May/10 Lead
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
Andrew Wilson 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 23/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Dan
erica 23/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Andrew Wilson 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tmawer 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Glynn
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
Adam1973 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Owen W-G 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Gav
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
ekaterina sigida ??/2010 Lead

Bottom a little loose, a little scary as no gear fr a couple of metres at the top. but pleasant climb.

with Lewis Vaughan, Sophie Malone
phillipjohnson ??/2010 -
Adam1973 31/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Adam
tanssop 11/Oct/09 2nd
with Andy & Paul
doogstrue 11/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with phil & andy
Dave Warburton 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Ewan
Ewan Russell 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Oct/09 2nd
sgl 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with ben
Chad123 06/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Nice warm up, Emily not so impressed!!

with Emily
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Marti999 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Marti
Simon Caldwell 08/Jul/09 2nd rpt

Donal's lead. A good route but too easy to wander rightwards. The difficulty depends on how rigorously you keep to the rib.

with Carmen and Donal
pebbles 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S

climbed twice each, first my lead then katies lead as both wanted to lead. exact line a bit confusing.

with katie
Katie Marshall 07/Jul/09 Lead
with Peri
sjdg5 28/Jun/09 TR
trish1968 28/Jun/09 TR
with Si
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
lucasp 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Welsh Neil
KeithW 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Went off to solo around while Kev led it, so as not to blow the onsight. Sad!

with Kev Bowser
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
AsleepOnBelay 07/Jun/09 TR O/S

TR'd it and feel guilty about it, would have been a cracking lead. Just a bit too spooked by the severe I'd done earlier.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 11/May/09 2nd
timbo58 05/May/09 Lead
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd O/S
Bennykr 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
reinschgm 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ben
David_Gledson 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
timmsy 15/Apr/09 2nd
andy mcc 13/Apr/09 Lead
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
daveclarke5 12/Apr/09 Lead β
with Andy
betamonkey 31/Mar/09 Lead rpt
David Wynne 31/Mar/09 2nd
mattcyp88 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Dad
David Wynne 01/Mar/09 2nd
Adam1973 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Timothy Greenhalgh 25/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Ste A
erica 22/Nov/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 22/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 01/Nov/08 2nd
gazbonutter 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, nothing hard but good positions

Hidden 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Peter Smith 21/Sep/08 Lead
with Mick Leather
erica 19/Sep/08 Lead rpt

One from my wish list. Great route.

with John
John Brayshaw 19/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Erica
Dave Lacey 10/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Hidden 13/Aug/08 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Excellent, though quite soft for VS and 4c

with Tom
crossdressingrodney 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with fergus, catriona
Hidden 01/Aug/08 2nd O/S
sparra 02/Jul/08 2nd

retreated on to VDiff with rain

with Holly
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
betamonkey 14/Jun/08 Lead β
with Jonny Baker
Jack00 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with JoeL 90
joe larner 11/Jun/08 2nd
ollyroberts 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
John Brayshaw 29/May/08 2nd rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 29/May/08 Lead
betamonkey 24/May/08 2nd rpt
with Jonny Baker
Zoomer 17/May/08 Lead

Excellent, good gear throughout.

Jules 210681 17/May/08 2nd
jimorothy ?/May/08 2nd
with Scott Barnett
Adam1973 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 09/Apr/08 2nd rpt

With waist tie !

with Andy Blakely
IanJackson 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 27/Feb/08 Lead rpt
ewen 10/Feb/08 -
McDan 08/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with dan miller
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
fifth ??/2008 -
PaulHermes 07/Oct/07 2nd
with VCC
John Brayshaw 05/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with Ed Drake
erica 22/Sep/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 22/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
pdisney 11/Sep/07 2nd

Started on the E2 in the dark using a headtorch and then bailed out onto the VS.

with Alastair
Hidden 30/Aug/07 2nd
VS4b 01/Aug/07 2nd
debbien1 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Robin
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Mattyk 29/May/07 Lead
with Ali K
Hidden 29/May/07 Solo O/S
leighjepson ?/May/07 Lead
with Alison Dawson
Darrell Read 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Ian Baker
bob3141 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Oliver Mentz
Tim Steward 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Joe Worsnip
Hidden 20/Apr/07 2nd
John Brayshaw 20/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
Neil Pacey 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
erica 01/Oct/06 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 01/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Erica
alicia 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S

brilliant route

with Jamie
reg_measures 17/Dec/05 2nd
with Paul
erica 13/Nov/05 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 13/Nov/05 Lead rpt
with Erica
Brown 07/Nov/05 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/05 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Chris
chris skipton 20/Sep/05 2nd
DavidR 17/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Steve Foster
VS4b ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Trobbo 07/Jul/05 Lead
with caroline webb
chris sm ?/Jun/05 Lead
with Pippa Froggatt
Shaw Brown 22/May/05 Lead
with cliff brown
Hidden 08/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Topsy Turvy ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S

dates approx

with Rob Sykes
Simon Caldwell 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
John Brayshaw 16/Jun/04 Lead rpt
with Paul Godwin
chrishedgehog 31/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
sdht ??/2004 -
spoony84 ??/2004 Lead
John Brayshaw 26/Sep/03 2nd rpt
with Pete Twist
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Urgles ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Sep/99 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/99 Lead
rlrs ??/1999 2nd
nickdonohue 18/Oct/98 Lead
with Richard Jasicki
Andy Say 04/Apr/97 Solo
Hidden ?/May/96 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 23/Sep/95 Lead

hard start!

with Dave Chapman
rob.grafton 02/May/95 -
with Bruce
alan moore ??/1995 Solo
Neil R 17/Jul/94 Lead
with Mark
Iain Thow 02/May/94 Solo
rob.grafton 20/Sep/92 2nd
with Bruce
Mick King 14/Dec/91 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
Graham Kennedy 21/Oct/91 2nd
with Graeme Hill
tapley 06/Jul/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Tom V 30/Jun/90 Lead
with Glenn Watson
Rich Kirby 01/May/90 2nd
with John Evans
thinair48 ??/1990 Lead
Pete Pozman ??/1990 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/88 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 19/Oct/85 Solo
bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Dave Musgrove 05/Nov/78 -
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