Central Rib Route II* VS 5a
[Pinching on the final pitch of Central Rib II, Wintour's Leap, 3 kb]63m, 3 pitches. Approach from the cubic boulder, follow the path until you reach the wall, a few metres along to the right is a short scramble up to terrace.

Start around 1 metre right of Rib Route I. Follows the rib rather than the crack, but difficult route finding as it's easy to stray onto Route I or III (check the guide book).

The route tops out onto Offa-Dykes path, so descend via Easy Way Down or walk around to Woodcroft Quarry.

Photo: Pinching on the final pitch of Central Rib II, Wintour's Leap © DrGav
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 175 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15

MarkCunnington - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with MichaŽl Bortoluzzi

Really nice route! Led P1, P3.
cameron_hall - AltLd - 30/May/15 with Pete Cawley

Not as good as the original, but no polish makes it feel like totally different rock
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 25/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15

P1 really chewed me up and spat me out. Managed to get up to the overhang but just couldn't figure out the moves. Ended up taking the somewhat easier route (though overgrown) around the right of the bulge. P2 was fantastic, especially the finger jamming ramp. On the final moves to the ledge you can look down on massive holds and really enjoy the exposure. P3 was short, technical and bouldery with some loose holds but they seem pretty jammed in there.
purplemonkeyelephant - 2nd dog - 16/May/15

Difficult to find the right route, I think I missed a peg on P1 and ended up going too far left. Not sure if the picture above and description of the tree in the crack is really this route, think that maybe route I? Second pitch we couldn't figure out which way it went (easy) and the third was nice but way too short. Think there are better routes elsewhere, e.g. Joe's route.
treforsouthwell - AltLd O/S - 07/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/15

Slick - AltLd - 26/Apr/15 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/15

Serious long VS but not 5a. I would say 4c,4c, 4b IMO
Fred_Richard - Lead - 16/Apr/15 with jazz

riff156 - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/15 with Hannahc

fine clean climbing. suspect some descriptions below not on this route.First photo certainly isn't. crux P1 requires thought, but kit ok. p2 worth the 4b. p3 polished, loads of kit and fun.
wilf - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/14 with nick f

riff156 - Lead β - 13/Aug/14 with Alexa Varah

Lead P1 and 3. Cruxy at the end of pitch 1 to avoid the polish.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Phil Chalkley

Chubbs - AltLd - 15/Jul/14

Mick Riley - AltLd β - 02/Jul/14 with Dominic

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/14

Braintax - AltLd - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

1+3rd JA 2nd AC
AngelaC - AltLd - 12/Apr/14 with Jeremy

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/14

Slightly contrived line. Mostly S with a couple of VS sections. Lead P1 and 3.
AndrewP - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Joe Holmes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Gibbs3799 - Lead - 23/Feb/14

colinthomson5 - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with James Cullen

last pitch only
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Did the last pitch as an end to the VD
sheelba - Lead - 28/Aug/13

With Alec Roberts
SteveJB - Lead - 25/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13

Very cool soft and short 2nd (crack) and the 3rd pitch.
Murilo Lessa - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Bruno Cavaliere

Nightmare trying to find start. It is 1 meter to the right of SRR1(SRR 1 is scratched on the rock at the bottom) up a very easy looking low angle start. Its VS due to 3rd pitch. We ran out of time so did not do 3rd pitch.
MikeC59 - AltLd - 17/Jul/13 with Kuang

2nd day real rock climbing - really liked pitch 2 in the corner with the handy tree. Final pitch with the loose rock is a bit scary, but it holds. I was half expecting it to come out and remove my teeth. Apparently the guide book has this as VS 4c.
BarrySW19 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13

Lead pitch 2
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Bob Thomas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Led P1 & P3
Chazwoz - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Merlin March

clams - AltLd - Jun/13 with Chaz

Felt easy at 5a, I'm sure its 4c in the guidebook, green and a bit of a nothing P2.
andycash - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Paul Smith

Mick Riley - AltLd β - 27/Apr/13 with Dominic

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Ian M

Had a feeling of strange nostalgia getting to the belay ledge as I suddenly realised that I had climbed CRR1 about 4/5 years beforehand.
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with James Rich

Led first pitch
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Jack Bradbrook

Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Ben Darby

jcook1980 - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Sam A

Chris p1 then belayed at the quarryman's spike on p2, Liam p2-3
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 06/Jan/13 with Liam

Seconded P1 - technical (and difficult!)slab/roof. Led P2 (easy) & P3 (wobbley holds! and bad footwork!)
tolly_60 - AltLd β - 06/Jan/13 with Chris Sansum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

rhysjones932 - 2013

missed a peg at the top of pitch 1 (?) resulting in a scary huge run out
colinkeb - Lead - 03/Dec/12 with johnothan frost, john presley

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/12

CraigMcAteer - Lead rpt - Oct/12 with mark thomas,jap

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Peter

2nd pitch is a bit wandering, otherwise a really good climb, 1st pitch has an exciting finish
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mike

Lead P2. A pushover. Tom reckoned the rest wasn't more than HS.
robthered - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

localboy - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Clare D

Becky took pitch 1 on on the VD line while seconded up the VS line. I took pitch 2,3and 4 just in time before night fell. Still a great route and perhaps not be so firm with the gear placements!
kiwi boy - AltLd β - 26/Jul/12 with Abbie C, Becky B

Led p2 - Interesting, started in the wet, dry by top. Not quite sure where the 5a move is supposed to be. Did well not to tangle with parallel climbers on Route I.
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Dave P

Scotsken - 26/May/12 with Matt Ray

Matt Ray - 26/May/12 with Kenny Ross

CraigMcAteer - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with rachel hyett

led final pitch by mistake...thought it belonged to severe route. Interesting highlight of climb. Loose chockstones were a surprise! A great finish to a good climb
rockmaverick - Lead - May/12 with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska, Ian Ackerley

davidclare - Lead O/S - May/12 with Katharina Ma

Si Carter - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Richard Long, Roddy Mactaggart

Top pitch as a finish to rib route I
J.Atkins - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

Led P2 P3. First pitch is nice enough, second pitch has a bold start and wanders around a bit!
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11

The steep wall at the end of pitch one gave me pause for thought, as did the scrotes throwing rocks down from the footpath. Grrrrr.
Bobling - AltLd - 04/Sep/11 with James P

matjam - AltLd - 25/Aug/11

Absolutely fantastic, with a super finish
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Gavin Oliver

groliver26 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Jon Ridley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/11

toasted - AltLd - 01/Jul/11 with Andy Graham

StevieG_7 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with James

P2
jezb1 - AltLd - 24/May/11

Phil Layton - AltLd O/S - 20/May/11 with Mick Ward

Think our previous attempt stayed on Route 1. First two pitches good fun if a little dusty - quite steep sections in places with great holds. Final pitch we went round to the right through the overgrown path and found a pretty short and rather odd final wall, which if climbed on the very right side had little crimps and was quite hard (if contrived).
DrGav - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Dave

zombie_pat - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Murdoch

Murdie - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Rob

Lead the Last Pitch after having climbed up Central Rib Route 1
TomOsterwold - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Jack Atkins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11 with Steve Knaggs

deano - AltLd - 01/Mar/11 with Martin Lewis

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/11 with Clare

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10

ipegg - AltLd - 18/Sep/10 with Richard Apthorp

AndySL - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Deano

Ben Griffiths - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

Hannah led the first pitches of the severe and finished up the vs. Drew's first outdoor climb
simon kimber - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Drew Morgan, Hannah Hunt

Hanski - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Drew Morgan, Simon Kimber

duncanjohnstone - AltLd - 28/Aug/10

low in grade, good warm up or introduction to VS. enjoyable.
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with David Ford

zombie_pat - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Nick

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10 with JC

mikelaing - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Carolyn

muttley_109 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with Gary Lewis

mpc - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Ron Thomas

Library Claire - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Alan

ron244 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Mike Connor

Lead start of pitch one, second part of pitch two.
martinp - AltLd - 06/Apr/10 with Adam

Lead second part of pitch one (steep bit), start of pitch two and pitch three
AdamP - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/10 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/10

brices - Lead O/S - 2010

Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 2010

Bobbyonrock - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/09 with Rob Senn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09

kierancooper - Lead O/S - Aug/09

grazedandconfused - 2nd - 02/Jul/09 with mark salter

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Gareth Lewis

Problematic slab/overhang section (right of silver birch) mostly due to nasty rope drag due to our gear placement. Missed route from route I second quarrymans spike completed 2/3 remaining third on route I. Lead last pitch. Still very enjoyable climbing
Jonathan Storey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with JamieC, Alan

Trevor led all three pitches. Pretty low in the grade I think, Not a vast number of 4c moves and nice big stances for three people to untangle their ropes. The wobbly final wall is a topic of Wintour's folk lore - often taken by folks thinking there are on route I (like me previously)
PaulWatson - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Rosy, Trevor

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 04/May/09 with Becca

UndeRsoGGycrAg - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with dan

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with WB

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jo Scott

aimed at central rib route III (VD) was not prepared for VS 5a (high in grade) very hard with bag on back
Stick - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Fat Al

joscott - 2nd - Mar/09

tombeasley - 2009

Goofyfoot - 2009

lots of rope drag on 1st pitch.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jon, Alan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/08

Lead 1st pitch. Probably 1st and 2nd pitch could go as one single long pitch. Stephen led 2nd and Eric 3rd. Cold winter day.
dycotiles - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Stephen and Eric

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

Chris Sansum - AltLd β - 03/Aug/08 with John Venier

lead second pitch
dshearer - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Helen Hooper

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/08

richardadventurecafe - AltLd - 05/Jun/08 with Gwilym Starks

Climbed in perfect but hot conditions.
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 11/May/08 with Kate Wels

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/08

Ybot Htulk - Lead - 2008

Mike led pitch 1 and 2.
TobyA - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/07 with Mike Kann

RossT - AltLd - 02/Nov/07 with Pete Cook

btc - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Sam Burns

Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Adrian Lowe, Steve

chrisjones199 - Lead O/S - 2007 with Alice Jack

Jez - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/06 with Maybe_Si

unfortunately you can't really rely on the loose jugs on the top pitch!
DrGav - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Wendy

mikelaing - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Carolyn

cas54321 - 2nd - Jun/06 with Mike

tincann - Lead β - 07/May/06 with Jason H

beardy mike - 2006

markfromstoke - 2006

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with Oli Warren

leerybunny - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with Tim Wilkinson

Lead pitch 1
Epic Ebdon - AltLd dog - 11/May/05 with Jesse Dufton, Rob Mead

Jesse Dufton - AltLd - 11/May/05 with Epic Ebdon

Pylon King Against Capit@lism - AltLd O/S - Dec/04 with Rob E

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

P3 only, having soloed up the neighhbouring Route I.
Andy Clarke - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/03

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/03 with Richard Harris, Dave Green

Nigel Coe - 2003 with John Willson

Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Mike

mikej - AltLd - 26/Feb/00 with Nick Salmon

Fun little finish.
alan moore - 2000

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/98 with Dom Goodridge

andyfeds - Lead - Aug/97 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/97

mikej - AltLd - 12/Sep/91 with Keith Edwards

Only last pitch
Jelly Mould Surfer - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/89

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