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The long rift is an old-style classic, beware the odd loose block. After the second big chockstone, stay close to the outside for the best finish, transferring to the right arete when it finally gets too wide to bridge, or just ramble up the back. © ROCKFAX

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adamwesthead - Solo rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Tom Green, Random lad called Andrew

Danny Crump - Solo - 16/Aug/13

downclimb solo
Martin Bagshaw - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/13

markc182 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Jun/13 with Dave Dewhurst

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/13

Puma - Solo - 02/Jun/13

Jackwd - Solo O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

joeflan - Solo - 27/Feb/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

YRC
99bolivar - TR O/S - 19/Jun/12

cookacat - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/12 with ewan, Dafydd

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Alex Minshall, Ewan Russel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

PaulHermes - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with Paul VCCC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo - 30/May/11

mrplastique - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with helixmh

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/10 with Ewart

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/10

hard couple of first moves top out easy but rope drag on rock is bad!
Tiddles09 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Jason Bottomley, Alex Charlesworth

phleppy - Solo - 16/Apr/10

in descent with prompts hence the beta :)
tomhull - Solo β - 13/Sep/09 with bridget noble, adam noble

robman - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 28/Feb/09

Alt leads on a 14m route! Ridiculous switch due to rope drag, Rach did meat of t' climb. Quality, requires imaginative moves.Loved the wide bridging of the much skipped second phase.
jimorothy - AltLd - 22/Feb/09 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/09

Donald Kelly - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Adrian Bridge

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

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/08

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Phil Bligh

matt thornton - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with david maws

matt thornton - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with david maws

Couldn't be bothered to tie on and second, so soloed to get the gear. The chockstones are loose!
Jack00 - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/08 with Jono

benbers - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/07

Simon Perry - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Gemma

Aussie Mick - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Gemma

Nice route if you finish up the outside above the second chockstone. Easier in descent than ascent!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/07

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/07 with JBA

design crisis - Solo - 26/Jun/06 with Tom W

mattyork2 - Solo - 22/Dec/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/05

Nobby - Lead - 2005

descent
Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 10/May/03

EddieA - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/02

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/98 with Paul Kitchingman

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/98

smudge - Lead O/S - 04/May/96

tapley - Lead - 13/May/92 with Alison Tapley

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/85 with John Byrne

oldmanofmow - 1975

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 03/May/71

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Style of ascent

Soloed23 of 60 (38.3%)
Lead23 of 60 (38.3%)
Followed10 of 60 (16.7%)
Toproped1 of 60 (1.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 60 (1.7%)
Unknown2 of 60 (3.3%)

'Climbed'24 of 60 (40.0%)
clean O/S32 of 60 (53.3%)
clean β1 of 60 (1.7%)
clean rpt3 of 60 (5.0%)