Rockfax Description
20m. A classic, nearly always in good condition and well worth the walk up. Start on the right and traverse out left under the overlap to access the arete itself. Climb this in a grand position and with sustained interest. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
williap 27/Sep Lead
Wizzy 06/Aug Solo O/S

Best VS on grit? Nice moves, amazing surroundings, perfect line

Hidden 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf
scarmichael 25/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Cyriaque 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
wnlwy 20/Jul/14 Lead
Unknownbiker 29/Jun/14 2nd
Dave Hunter
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
oread 17/May/14 Lead O/S
pjames87 17/May/14 Lead
Liam Ingram 17/May/14 2nd O/S
alexmcmillan 17/May/14 Lead O/S
annep11 17/May/14 2nd O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
fobb 04/Nov/13 Lead

Takes almost no drainage so in very good condition even in November. Not a millipede to be seen.

Andy Moles 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Puma 29/Sep/13 Lead
Jamie Brown 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Charlie Staincliffe 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Stuart Myatt
jshields 21/Jul/13 Lead
MikeDowsett 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Metalbear 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
joem 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Dizz 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
bridget143 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Day after our wedding in the Craven Arms Appletreewick, just below. Climbed with veil :)

Simonpeel 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Gareth Uglow
Mowglee 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Bry 19/May/13 2nd β
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
henry peter jenkins 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Climbster 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 22/Jul/12 2nd β
a13x 28/May/12 Lead O/S
Paul S
Graeme Hammond 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Becky E 27/May/12 2nd O/S
PeteH 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
dainbramaged999 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Good climb, raced the sunset an won!

smithjmw46 10/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Tim W 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
lucasp 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, great position, 2 cruxes (for me) above gear. Wish I'd taken my no4 Camelot.

keith lmc
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Jack00 26/May/10 Lead O/S
DKaye 07/May/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route - shame about the Ridiculous wind, kinda spoilt it.

Hidden 07/May/10 2nd O/S
jimorothy 22/Aug/09 2nd

Certainly compares well with Baildon Bank!

Rachel Crolla and Scott
Simonj 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
Adam1973 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 27/Jul/09 2nd
jkarran 21/Jun/09 Lead

Crawling with millipedes like a scene from the temple of doom :)

petellis 21/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
Ewan Russell 26/Apr/09 Solo β
Hidden ??/2009 -
Mattyk 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Really nice stuff.. covered in millipedes though!

mje1398 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
fifth ??/2008 -
design crisis 29/Sep/07 2nd
design crisis 29/Sep/07 2nd
markfairbank 09/Sep/07 2nd
Jim, Stuart Thompson
Zoomer 10/Jun/07 Lead

Took ages to go for the crux, what a Wendy.

Jules 210681 10/Jun/07 Lead
robman 09/May/07 Lead O/S

One of the best Vs's to date, such a suuuperb setting.

Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
petellis 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Cletus the rock climbing cowboy ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Jenny Clarke ??/2007 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
lithos 17/Jul/05 Lead β
Brown 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/04 Solo O/S
FrankW 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog ??/2002 -
Hidden 20/Feb/00 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 01/Aug/99 2nd
John Brayshaw 26/Jun/99 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
leathers 21/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Charlotte Evans
crater 05/Sep/93 Lead O/S
Tom V 14/Jul/90 -
rob.grafton 18/Mar/90 -
Dave Musgrove 10/Jul/88 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden 01/Jul/79 Lead
mikej 27/Apr/75 TR
Geoff Williams
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 15
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 14
Votes cast 14
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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