Rockfax Description
Climb the wide central crack to the ledge then move right to finish up the next route.
Also known as 'Niche Wall". © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the initial crack then jig right. Also known as Niche Wall.

Ticklists: 29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each.

Robin Nichols 25/Nov Solo O/S
John Harrison 11/Oct Lead O/S


Nathanhelstrip18 19/Sep Lead O/S

Done as last climb of day, with dodgey toe.

with Jordan carter
Jord771993 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep Sent rpt
Morgan Specht 30/Aug Lead O/S
colinw 16/Jul Lead O/S
with Tina
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
MSchobitz 18/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr Lead
amccann 09/Apr Solo O/S
angus 09/Apr Solo O/S
Ian JL 07/Apr Solo O/S
luke2442 04/Apr Lead
with Alice McKeown
FlavioL1989 04/Apr Solo O/S
pawel suhy 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Nick, Sameer PCC, Bex PCC
phleppy 22/Oct/14 Lead
with Garr
johngriffin 03/Oct/14 2nd
philhayes 03/Oct/14 Lead
robblowen 02/Oct/14 Solo O/S
rushy11111918 26/Sep/14 Solo
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 98

Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead
Alex Hallam 05/Aug/14 Solo O/S
lena.drapella 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
WhipperSnapper 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

A little slippy in the rain.

with Minty
bazilikiukas 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
HelenWilson 18/May/14 TR
with Rachel Sutton
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Durkules 18/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
JenRoberts 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Lee
leeoftroy ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
justinboynton 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Louis Broadbent
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
ewan.davies 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Tried to go direct, bailed.

with Isaac, Rosy
flamadoodle 27/Jul/13 -
grivers86 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Darren Davis
Lukem6 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Jenny Monkey 06/Jan/13 2nd O/S

interesting climb!

Lilla Horvath 06/Jan/13 TR O/S

nagyon vizes volt, de gond nélkül ment

with Will
knighty 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S
ianstevens 30/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Mike_Bottom 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Guide book said S 4a!

kk_cheung 08/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Solo
chris murnin 06/Sep/12 Solo
deacondeacon 24/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 19/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
-restless- 05/Jul/12 2nd O/S
SamJones974 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 01/Jul/12 2nd
with John
Alex.M-M. 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
brummievet ??/2012 -
tk1991 09/Nov/11 2nd
with Tom Woolley
dr_botnik 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Initially aimed to go direct up the crack, but felt too precarious to place pro (soaking wet) so backed down and moved right. Definately felt a grade easier even though the BMC guide lists both as S 4b?!?!

with Justin Reid
Hidden 20/Oct/11 TR
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 13/Oct/11 Solo
@ChrisBeloe 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Awkward shuffling required

with Fraser Hill-Casey
adamjeffs 16/Jun/11 2nd O/S
sam g 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
MariaT 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Marcus
mapkyca 28/May/11 2nd
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
rustaldo 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo
Stuart Hurworth 13/Apr/11 Solo dnf

Looks nice but got to the move off the ledge into the wide crack and decided against it!

lithos 22/Mar/11 Lead
with fliss
Elizabeth Noyes ??/2011 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
grp 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Matt88 30/Oct/10 Lead

Awkward but it was a fun route.

partz 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Lemon, Rhys
sarahw189 30/Oct/10 2nd
murrayd 26/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jasoncash 26/Oct/10 2nd O/S
tomtom89 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
jac00 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
mariannekhoo 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

This was climbed with unladylike language, sounds and moves. Rockfax has this graded at S 4a.

andrewgarratt 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Felt this to be the natural way to climb the wide cracks rather than the more popular straight up routes. Felt like the hardest route of the evening after Heather Wall and Plate Glass. Worth the S4b that BMC guide gives it.

with Pete
treg 24/Jun/10 2nd β
with Bird
Shandy 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Very Messy - showed myself up on SPA assessment with it! Assessor even dropped me a Top Rope! (obviously a deferral followed :( )

Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd
Martin Stevens 14/May/10 2nd O/S

Adrian took minor lead fall at the traverse.

with Simon D., Adrian F.
Chaos 25/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Tony
Jim Malo 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 09/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Sam Corbett
andrew sandercock 05/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
LP ??/2010 -
charley 13/Dec/09 2nd rpt

Kevs lead...

Tithe Technique 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Charley
chumleywarner 13/Dec/09 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 13/Dec/09 2nd O/S

Harder than it should have been

Hidden 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
popebenedictus 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 AltLd
with Scott Barnett
philb ?/Jun/09 2nd
gg4419 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 17/Apr/09 Solo O/S
payney1973 ?/Apr/09 Lead G/U
Hidden ??/2009 -
SteveM 19/Sep/08 Solo
Brown 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
mark v 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Colin Stuart
Jon Dittman 18/Aug/08 Lead
Graeme Hammond 08/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Jeronimo 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
wildbill 18/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Dartmoor Outdoor Person, Faith Cook
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Somerset swede basher 28/Jun/07 Solo O/S
sce8 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Gemma Fisher And Dominic Sellers
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pythonist 13/Sep/06 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Stig 06/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/May/06 AltLd
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/06 AltLd
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
climbingrev 11/Sep/04 Lead O/S

Narrow Chimney at bottom, leading to an off-width (with plenty of alternatives but pro all on wrong side at crux! Leading during SPA training. Had to put more pro in than usual - being watched!

Phil West 19/Jun/04 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
bigphil 31/May/04 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 28/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Becs
dan gibson 16/Sep/03 Solo rpt
dan gibson 15/Sep/03 Solo rpt
dan gibson 11/Sep/02 Solo rpt
DerwentDiluted 04/Sep/02 Solo
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
aged_ape ?/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/01 2nd O/S
Phil West 14/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
A Crook 05/Jun/01 Solo O/S
Hedley 03/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Dermot Lynch
CrashMat Rob 26/May/01 Solo
with Nicky
adam carless ??/2001 Lead O/S
with someone from CUMC
atom 23/Apr/00 TR
with Sheila Ellison
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with chopper
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
martroberts 29/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Gman ?/Apr/99 2nd O/S
with Carl
Dave Mountford 13/Oct/97 TR
with Damon Heath
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/96 -
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Pete Nugent 19/Oct/95 Solo
Laramadness 25/Jul/95 Solo
astrecks 12/Mar/95 2nd O/S
with Rod
nai ??/1995 Solo
Raggar 25/Sep/94 -
with Jon B
Hidden 19/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Roget 29/Dec/91 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 11/Apr/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/90 Solo
SPD224 ??/1989 Solo
tapley 21/Sep/88 -
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
steve taylor ??/1987 -
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
mikej 06/Mar/68 Solo
Hidden 08/May/65 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
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