Rockfax Description
12m. Start up Golden Stairs but move out right to gain the base of the slab awkwardly. Pad up its left-hand edge, heading for the magic fluting above. Photo on page 236. © Rockfax

Dervey 26/Oct 2nd rpt
with Liam
petegunn 04/Oct Lead
with Davina
Hidden 04/Oct 2nd rpt
dashed 04/Sep Lead rpt
spenser 16/Aug Lead O/S

Awesome route! Considerably easier than The Witch but just as good!

with Shaun
Senna 16/Aug Lead O/S
Alpenglow 04/Jun TR rpt
with Adam W, Adam M, Alice B
Alpenglow 25/May Lead O/S

Three pebble-esque

with Adam M
garyb1442 02/May 2nd
Adamski1986 02/May Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Apr Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 04/Apr 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 04/Mar Solo rpt
HaddRoots 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Definetly a soft E2 but the gear cams in the break were all pretty shit

dashed 10/Oct/14 2nd
sebbi30 ?/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Dervey 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
stuart34 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Doug the thug, Adam Russel
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo β
D.Russell 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 25/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with John P, Andi T, Dave
AlexRenshaw 13/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Richard Fletcher 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
watson.b 23/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with rich
Adamski1986 12/Apr/14 2nd
with Richard Gage
samwillo 24/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/14 TR dog
philm_uk 23/Mar/14 TR O/S
malinkvist 23/Mar/14 2nd
with Marianne, Sam
Callum_Johnson 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Dayni_
Souljah 22/Feb/14 2nd
with Gus
Gus 22/Feb/14 Lead
with Souljah
Lunar25 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

not sure about any of the gear 0_o

with Dave LE
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
climbalive ??/2014 -
Antd 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Liza Wolfson
Shea 23/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Exciting solo! Did the move very wrong, as a reachy burly campus instead of the nice smear rockover method

ValDog 22/Sep/13 -
ValDog 22/Sep/13 -
Antd 21/Sep/13 2nd
climberchristy 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Very good move but a one move wonder really. Easy once standing up on slab although run out. Soft for e2?

with Ben Cole
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
John 'B' Hutchinson 05/May/13 2nd β
with Stewart Rattray
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Alex Mason 02/Apr/13 Solo O/S


Adamski1986 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Richard Gage
Dr Toph 09/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Bit of a one-move wonder. The slab is over too soon.

with Will
salix 09/Jan/13 Lead dog
with Topher
SamWimpenny ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Matt Gibbings
Glenn Sutcliffe 07/Nov/12 Lead
with Charl
Tom Folley 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
georgedunton 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
le t 02/Sep/12 Sent β
with ross
Trevera 26/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 22/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Ross Creber
petegunn 09/Dec/11 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 09/Dec/11 2nd
Fultonius 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 20/Nov/11 2nd β
Dave Warburton 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
robertmichaeladams 15/Oct/11 Lead

one amazing hex 4 for the crux, and an ok friend 1

with Tom
tomdude 15/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with rob
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd
JRae 11/Sep/11 Lead
with A Turnbull, A Saul
AndyT1151 11/Sep/11 2nd
Reaver2k 11/Sep/11 2nd
with JRae
Natalie feather ?/Aug/11 Lead
PiotrB 10/Jul/11 2nd
CharlieMack 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Pam
phil64 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pudding 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S
wookie667 15/Jun/11 Sent O/S
Mark D 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine, Laurence Everitt
Laurence Everitt 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ewan Irvine, Mark D
ewan i 01/Jun/11 2nd
with mark duggan
MDowson 07/May/11 Lead rpt
with oli warlow
a13x 01/May/11 Lead O/S
James Rolf ??/2011 2nd O/S
gforce 25/Jul/10 Lead
with James
James Prowse 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Graham
jameslord 09/Jul/10 2nd dog

with a tug on the rope first time round, as had missed a hold... clean on second attempt!

with chris
j0shwyatt000 19/May/10 Lead O/S
tomdude 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with ben warlow
oliwarlow 15/May/10 Lead
with Adam W
tom144807 09/May/10 2nd O/S
MDowson 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Woodiee 08/May/10 2nd rpt

definitatley E1 5a max

odox 08/May/10 Lead O/S

Just feels a bit precarious on the on-sight. Easy moves though. Did this as a warm up :-0

petegunn 07/May/10 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 07/May/10 2nd O/S
seeroo 02/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Alison2 ?/May/10 2nd O/S
rgd1977 23/Apr/10 TR
scott gibson ??/2010 -
graham lawrie ??/2010 Lead O/S
pete87abs 23/Oct/09 Lead O/S

first onsight e2. Only gear is 1 shit cam

oliwarlow 07/Sep/09 Lead
with Jonny
Smelly Fox 26/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
dave o 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Julia H
vanderz 02/May/09 Lead O/S
dodfoster 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with ben robinson
Phill Mitch 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Very good route,got 2 cams in the crack before 'the move' so it felt easy at E2.

with dave
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead β
burto 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with ducky
Andy Moles 24/Jan/09 2nd
with Calum
CalumC 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
barney_edin ??/2009 Lead
andymoin 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Softest e2 yet, but only because I found a large tricams placement in the slab flutes, look v scary without. Nice rock over.

with Sean
Sean Bell 02/Oct/08 Lead dnf

Easy crux, felt like a hard 5a, penalty for failure on the fluting didnt look inviting so bailed.

with Andy
dj_brigham05 05/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Went for the lead knowing it was "poorly protected" so expecting some poor cam or small nuts. Couldn't find anything so pretty much soloed it!

with Chris Gordon
Hidden 29/Jun/08 -
ed woods 14/Jun/08 2nd
gaz.marshall 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Eddie
mshorter 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Woodiee 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Felt very soft touch! - wouldnt want to fall off the top fluting but your not going to... camalot .5 is bomber!

Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
RobScotland 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Dougie
Chad123 01/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Nice route but very easy for grade. One easy 5b move with perfect protection leads to the runout but easy slab. Three Pebble Slab is harder and thats now HVS!

with Viv
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
andyandy 26/May/07 Lead
with Phil
Hidden 27/May/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
shark 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S

Had a 'moment' on the crux rock up when a friend caught in the bow of my shoelace making it impossible to straighten my leg out.

GPN ?/May/05 Lead O/S

1st E2 - a soft touch.

Mr Pink 2 ??/2005 -
Hidden 25/Jan/04 Lead O/S
ali_robb ??/2004 Solo O/S
ewen ??/2003 -
Roget ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 2nd
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
Russell Lovett 01/Apr/99 Lead rpt

Had previously top roped this climb on 15/8/1998

with andrew haigh
Hidden 19/Jun/98 Lead O/S
akamini ?/Jul/97 Solo
Ian Jones ??/1997 Solo
tlr 07/May/95 2nd
with Pete D
tlr 14/Apr/95 Lead
with Andy B
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Apr/94 Solo
mattnuttall 07/Apr/94 Solo O/S
Steve Crowe 25/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with KM
Evoman ?/Apr/93 Solo
Jon Read ?/Feb/93 Solo O/S
kato'sdad ??/1992 Solo
Rich Kirby ?/Oct/91 Lead
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/89 Solo
andybirtwistle 16/Jul/86 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/83 TR
Hidden ??/1980 -
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