Arm Jam* HS 4b

Rockfax Description
14m. Aim rightwards to the crack. (Arm?) jam this then the wider and easier continuation up and left, all the way to the cross. © ROCKFAX

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Trobbo - 2nd - 08/Aug/15 with Peter Stridgeon

mackem9 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Matt Johnston

mattjson - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Maria

adi bryant - Lead - 11/Oct/14 with christianbreeze

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/14

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Vic, Matt

Climbster - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Vick, Ian

SafeNath - 2nd dnf - 30/Mar/14 with ao

Put a cam in part way up to make life easier, one tough move that was easier on top rope after to remove my gear
jrccrosby - Lead dog - 24/Aug/13 with Charlie

cragtyke - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with john g

oddtoast - 2nd - 26/Jul/13 with Gav

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/13

RalphC - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Caroline

StuartP - 26/May/13

BaildonBanker - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with club

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/12

TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with D. Gledson

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Tom

rockman - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 23/Jul/12 with Geoff Mee

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Dickon Morris

Dickon151 - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Peter Keron

BaildonBanker - 2nd - 22/Apr/12 with BoulderBully

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Jess, Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Steve Wilson

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 05/Jun/11 with Glen H

ryansb90 - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/11 with Sophie Thompson

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with James Oswald

Not too bad.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - 02/Oct/10

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Peri Stracchino

climbed the short crack to the left rather than the start shown
pebbles - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with rachel, crofty, dave shield

chris_j_s - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Catherine Speakman

1918hasti - Lead - 06/Jul/10

paulwaterhouse - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 11/Jun/10

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Andrew Morton

timbo58 - Lead - 14/Aug/09

A good skin-fist-ripping-beaster: especially if you don't traverse too much into the finish.
jimorothy - 2nd - 12/Aug/09 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Simon Lindsell

Bowland Polkadot - Lead - 28/Sep/08 with punky

jscoles - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Tom Baker

tomB - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with James Coles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

a surprizingly puzzling finish
pebbles - 2nd - 09/Jun/08 with andy templeman

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08

From the bottom this looks like a bit of a disjointed route with the big ledge at half height. In fact, it gives three really nice separate sections. The first is quite a tricky move over a bulge. The second is two solid arms jams with a lovely layback flake to exit the crack. I did the last bit as a tricky traverse into the massive final crack. The break is too big for fist jams and hard to arm jam but does have some hidden undercuts. Definitely worth doing (especially because you can belay off the cross!)
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Andy

riven - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Alisdar Breen

did crux cleanly, failed at top break first time
pog100 - 2nd dog - 04/Nov/07 with Reaver2k

After two weeks we have finally found a gap to get out again! Weather looked fine and I was already north of Huddersfield (Jills house) so we decided to finally test out this whole Yorkshire business! Was prepared for a tough time and found it with this route! Initial bulge is ok if a little tricky. Then there is the cracked bulge, perfect protection but a hard 4b/4c jamming move. After a few step ups to it (trying to place gear and find jams without pumping out, also looking for other useful holds) I had moved my gear down to chest level, and found a good off-hand jam. Pulled hard on this trying to find footholds, and made it over the top, more elegantly than I had expected from when I looked at it. Moved up over the broken ledge. Couldn't decide whether I was supposed to go directly into the wide crack or move in from the right. Started by going up right because I needed some gear anyhow, slapped in a perfect big cam. And tried moving out left, felt quite hard on jams just that little bit too big so reversed it to try a direct attempt. Pulled on two relatively good slopers and got a half decent handjam in the corner of the break, shuffle into the niche and stand up into the wide crack. Put some gear in the depths of it and climbed the arete with one unexpected balancy suprise. Dad followed easier until he hit the top section which he fell once or twice on before finally getting it.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/07

design crisis - 2nd - 20/Oct/07 with Tom W

monkeyjumper - TR - Sep/07

Becky E - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with Dan Cox

Arse Jam, more like!
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 08/Sep/06 with Ant Williams

phil did his first jam, much to his dismay
robman - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/06 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/06

Brown - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/06

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/05

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/05 with jon dittman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/03 with Tim Kavanagh

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 06/May/02

Andy Say - Solo - 27/May/99

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/Apr/88 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/78

mikej - Solo - 11/Mar/73

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 05/Dec/70

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