Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the centre of the slab until forced into Diagonal Crack to finish. © Rockfax

John Brayshaw 25/Oct Lead
with Phil
Phil Mercer 25/Oct 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Oct Lead
John Brayshaw 30/Sep Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 22/Sep Solo rpt
stev1e.wilso 13/Sep Lead rpt
with Rosie
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
Rozzlarr1992 13/Sep 2nd
with Dad
John Brayshaw 05/Sep 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 05/Sep Lead
John Brayshaw 03/Sep Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 26/Aug Lead rpt
with Gareth
martintom 23/Aug 2nd
with Nikki Morrison
freemanTom 16/Aug Lead
with Nicky
chris skipton 09/Aug 2nd O/S
with Steve w, John Brayshaw
John Brayshaw 09/Aug Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 09/Aug 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 06/Aug Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 30/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jul Lead O/S
Simonpeel 30/Jul -
John Brayshaw 25/Jul Lead rpt
with Jo Cowley, Pete Corrigan, John Ward
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd
John Brayshaw 14/Jul Lead rpt
with Pete Twist
gladys 16/Jun Lead
Hidden 16/Jun 2nd
colin milton 09/Jun Solo
SuperLee1985 25/May Lead O/S

Started slightly right of the topo, but I climbed following the holds and it felt like Severe. Good roure. Most of the excitement at first few meters.

with stevie lee
Hidden 23/May Lead
Jamie Brown 17/May Lead

Slipped off the obvious polished foothold at the start, then did it without.

with Karl Claxton
erica 10/May 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 10/May Lead rpt
with Erica
Jono_LS16 10/May Solo O/S
Leleanor93 04/May 2nd O/S
dmoir 18/Apr Solo O/S
poigol5043 09/Apr Lead
John Brayshaw 05/Apr Lead O/S
with Phil
Phil Mercer 05/Apr 2nd rpt
jonnysims 15/Mar 2nd O/S
Nomadguru 15/Mar 2nd O/S
Neil Pacey 21/Feb Lead rpt
Tanya Savage 21/Feb 2nd

Too optimistic - cold and windy, hands froze as soon as got on rock. Not climbed for months either so felt hard. One route only.

Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
jtilney ??/2015 2nd
RKirke 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T
Alex the Alex 24/Nov/14 Solo
Stroppy 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Alpenglow 15/Nov/14 TR O/S
with Simon A, Adam M, NUMC
arose 05/Nov/14 Solo
ferdia 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Andy
Jenni Myers 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
peteJ23 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
tompilgrem 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/14 -
RiPomc 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Julie Cooke
David Walker 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with John Stibbard
JCookie 23/Aug/14 2nd
with Richard Plater
paulerussell 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with John Stibbard
SomeClimbingGuy 16/Aug/14 Lead
valentinesbabe 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Very bold for Severe, I'd bump it up to HS. Lovely and balancy for the first half and just a shame it finishes up diagonal crack...I'm sure it could have been made more interesting with a different finish.

Tithe Technique 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tanssop 14/Jul/14 2nd
with Andy
Lisa Stocks 09/Jul/14 2nd
with Stuart Coupe
robman 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Wizzy 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
NorthernClamberer 29/Apr/14 2nd β
with Steve, Dick
erica 29/Apr/14 2nd

Alternative finish

with Chris
chris skipton 29/Apr/14 Lead
with erica
Andysomething 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
Luke Jones 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
RalphC 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Rob, Caroline
wnlwy 15/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
mikestr555 15/Dec/13 Lead
chipdidychip 26/Sep/13 TR O/S
with Joe Jarosz
DavidPC 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Nia
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/13 -
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Solo
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 Solo O/S
erica 30/Jul/13 Lead dnf
with Phil
Unknownbiker 30/Jul/13 Lead
with CMC
Phil Mercer 30/Jul/13 2nd
matt.thornton123 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will mcevoy
lordyosch 15/Jul/13 2nd

The more obvious foot placements lower down were worn smooth. Fun climbing though

stev1e.wilso 15/Jul/13 Lead
talldick 12/Jul/13 Lead
Huffers69 10/Jul/13 2nd

josh lead

nick ferro 06/Jul/13 -
dazwan 06/Jul/13 2nd
with William Poulter
rbrookes2 06/Jul/13 2nd
HannahGo 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lovely moves including a couple of very committing ones. One section towards the top a little run out. Felt a little hard for the grade.

with Shelley Rhodes, Sam Crab
theomoore 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S
yorkshiresherpa 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Tommaso D'Odorico
tom.dodo 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Solo O/S
tmelrose 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

very nice start. protected with a nut first. good smearing

with becky wilton
lady_radiation 26/May/13 -
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead
mky77 25/May/13 2nd
bullybones 25/May/13 Solo
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
michelleaukland 06/May/13 2nd
with Daniel de Silva
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
spragglerocks 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
mcondon ?/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/13 2nd
Aimzy 20/Feb/13 TR O/S
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jack93 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Lianne Burtonshaw
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo O/S
jack_44 ??/2013 -
ralphio 20/Oct/12 Lead
Roberdeen1 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Adam Noble
David_Gledson 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
with Tom
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead
fatbuoybazza 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with R.L.S, liv_the_div
BeckyPayne 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with David Buchanan
danhedges 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Sam Hodgson
fulton333 24/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
gingerwolf 27/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd rpt
1poundSOCKS 14/Apr/12 2nd
simon1985 25/Mar/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Simon
cem 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
R Spisser 17/Mar/12 Sent O/S

Bottom slab only

mikestr555 11/Mar/12 Lead
Nathancoward 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Luca Jandu, Ash Jones
Hidden ??/2012 2nd O/S
djprepie 23/Oct/11 2nd rpt

chose alternate finish

with John
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
mikestr555 29/Aug/11 Lead
spitfirerick 29/Aug/11 Lead
jasonpm 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Simon, Chris
RyanC 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Valente
munch88 09/Aug/11 2nd β
with rob
robblowen 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Munch
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
jcurrie93 09/Jul/11 Lead
PaulHermes 03/Jul/11 Lead
with Paul VCCC
sjbrook 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Richards, PMC
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with sjbrook
Donald Kelly 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Steve PMC
rockman 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
timcedwards 20/Jun/11 2nd
andy jennings 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
alisonk 28/May/11 Lead
with Martin
al jackson ?/May/11 Solo
djprepie 24/Apr/11 Lead

excelent route!

with daisy
susan mc donald 24/Apr/11 2nd
jimorothy 27/Mar/11 Lead

R 20 weeks. Technical at VD, I'm sure I should not need ot pebble pinch at VD, about right at Severe.

with Rachel Crolla
Gerry_Doncaster 14/Mar/11 -
Jimbo_28 14/Mar/11 2nd
Mitch1990 01/Mar/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 03/Jan/11 Solo O/S
pratty25 27/Nov/10 -
thetradlad 21/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Tommy Bullock
Takacs 20/Nov/10 Lead

Rockfax says S4a and I think I agree with this more than the VDiff grading here

with Ahlam Qattan
Ahlam Qattan 20/Nov/10 2nd
RuthC 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Ellis
petellis 31/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Becky E 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Left hand finish

Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
TRFrost 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
Rog Wilko 12/Sep/10 Lead

It's V Diff, but not as we know it Jim.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Nigel Bond 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Stuart Bond
Lumbering Oaf 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 08/Aug/10 -
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
pdisney 10/Jul/10 Lead
with Chris L
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
erica 02/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Shirley
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/10 2nd
bwestwood 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Vikki Bassek 18/May/10 2nd O/S
with Keith Roberts
Eleanor 18/May/10 TR β
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd
1918hasti 27/Apr/10 Solo
phleppy 16/Apr/10 Solo
Tanya Savage 04/Apr/10 Lead

Severe in guide book. Slab at start severe but well protected, VD above.

Neil Pacey 04/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Craig Geddes 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Ellie Ames
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Joe Miller 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
jkarran 29/Aug/09 Lead

Tough start

with Team
petellis 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Crispin, charlie, Cleric James Koran, mattyork2
mattyork2 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 14/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Doing this then eliminates of the same route.

erica 12/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with John
Charlie Evans 11/Aug/09 TR β

Pete went first, then Mark, then me

with Marc Bromhall, Pete Hansell
Kirk 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Skenders
johniebriggs ?/Jul/09 Solo
LiamAD 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
LiamAD 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mattyk 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Jo
djprepie 06/Jun/09 2nd
with Lee
lucasp 25/May/09 Lead O/S

This seemed stiff for the grade. Maybe I was off route. Maybe it's the Yorkshire grading system.

with Corky
betamonkey 06/May/09 2nd O/S
David Wynne 06/May/09 Lead
Justin Tracey 02/May/09 Solo
with Matt Debenham
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Bennykr 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Huw
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd O/S
indigostarlight 18/Apr/09 2nd
andybuckley 12/Apr/09 Lead

Hard moves to the break for a Severe!

with Jo Kirkbride
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 30/Dec/08 2nd
with guido, stuart b
jugglingeek 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Aaron
Jamie Brown 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Puma 05/Oct/08 2nd
Rich Clague ?/Oct/08 TR
Donald Kelly 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Adrian Bridge
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Claire S-J ?/Sep/08 2nd
liamoloughlin 23/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
texuspete 24/Jul/08 Lead
with Brenda Peacock
Neil Pacey 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 13/Jul/08 2nd

V diff my arse

Hidden 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
erica 04/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Andy Barton & John
Matthew Coleman 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lesley
heidavey 10/May/08 Lead dog

hot day, fell from a slippery sloper - started again from the bottom.

with Susi
erica 29/Apr/08 Lead rpt

Pleased with this lead. Climbed in much better style than when previously seconded

with Keith
matt thornton 17/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with david maws
HC~R 02/Aug/07 2nd

VD?!? It's Severe in Yorkshire Gritstone isn't it? And only that it you can reach the bloody break instead of trying to pull on a pebble :o(.

with Eagle River
erica 18/Jul/07 2nd
with John
KeithW 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Paul's first outdoor routes

with Paul
adamwesthead 19/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with JBA
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
erica 01/Jun/07 2nd
with Ed
Hidden 20/May/07 Solo
erica 25/Aug/06 2nd
with John
andrewbooth1000 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Keira
Hidden 22/Apr/06 2nd
rock ape 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Linzy T
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/06 Lead
Bennykr ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Jill and Dad
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/05 Solo O/S
D Berry 29/May/05 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
VS4b ??/2005 2nd
moreno 23/May/04 2nd

with alpine club

leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/May/04 Solo RP
Simon Caldwell 10/May/03 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/03 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Neil Curtis 25/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with James Tyson
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/02 Solo
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd O/S
snowy owl 17/Feb/01 2nd
elegant cheddar 21/Nov/00 Lead
Hidden 16/Jan/00 Lead
Steve Pardoe 18/Jul/99 2nd

Lost way a bit, guidebooks differ (With Ian Grimsey)

with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)
SimonN 15/Aug/98 2nd
rachm2004 09/May/98 2nd
with Simon B
Neil Conway 14/Mar/98 Lead O/S
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/97 Solo
smudge 04/May/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/96 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
barney@helmshore 05/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with mark b
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
crater 23/Jun/92 Solo O/S
tapley 20/Apr/92 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Chris Ellis 31/Aug/89 2nd
with Colin Imrie
goi.ashmore 01/Apr/89 Solo O/S
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
99bolivar ??/1984 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Falko 05/May/80 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
Hammy 29/May/79 Solo
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
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