Kirkus's Climb** S 4a
[Fine climbing on Kirkus' Direct's delectable and exposed rib., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A great route that picks its way up the nose of the crag.
1) 4a, 12m. Start at the toe of the rib, climb the short steep wall and move right to a block/tree belay.
2) 4a, 20m. Climb left onto a small pinnacle and then move up to the top of the larger pinnacle. Move right to below a steep groove and swing out right across the wall. Then move more easily up to the slab and follow it to a grassy ledge.
3) 4a, 20m. Climb the slab to a groove in the arete. Follow the groove to a short steep crack which leads onto a ledge. Move to the right-hand end of the ledge and up to the slab which leads to another ledge and belay.
4) 12m. Climb the right-hand groove to easier ground. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Fine climbing on Kirkus' Direct's delectable and exposed rib. © Dave Williams
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 189 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

S 4a 2*
SDaSilva - AltLd - 15/Aug/15

ChrisGard - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/15 with Chris Lucas

Thought I had done this before....I am pretty sure I have, just don't know when!
Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Helen F

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/15

Hidden - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/15

kivell - Lead - 30/May/15 with ashly beynon, mike beynon

kivell - Lead - 17/May/15 with craig james

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/15

Andy Morley - AltLd - 02/Apr/15 with Caitlin Bell

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/14

Simon P1 and P3, me P2 and P4. A nice little adventure and with the exception of the lowest section, the gear is sound and never very strenuous.
Puma - AltLd - 16/Aug/14 with Simon C

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/14

Alice led p2+4, I led p1+3
runwildjohn - AltLd - 03/Aug/14 with Alice Horton

lithos - Lead - Aug/14 with karl c

Ron Rees Davies - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with Tizz

Tizz - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with Dad

Benstar - Lead - Jun/14

Fun. I led P1&2 together as one pitch. Climbed in big boots.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Bud

Kaylee - 2nd - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - Mar/14

S1LL - AltLd - 28/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

DaveHall246 - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Chris Hall

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

Lead all pitches, lovely route.
paulerussell - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Oliver, Jason

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Sally

Steveb27 - Solo - 2013

CashaJones - 2nd - 28/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/12

led pitch 1 and 2 of 4
runestone - AltLd - 28/Aug/12 with Simon

Started on the VD diff route, Steve ended up at the belay for the top of pitch 2, not sure if we where on or off the VD diff route. I finished up the direct route at S4a
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Steve

cf2g08 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12

First Multipitch lead. Interesting chimney start
will5001 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12

Hidden - 25/Jul/12

Andy P!, me 2+3, Nick 4. Tricky chimney start then varied climbing on mostly good juggy rock.
wilf - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Andy, nick f

In the Rain. Dropped a rope back to do the direct S variant. Lovely climbing, even in the wet! Nasty start.
akhutton88 - 2nd - 05/Jun/12

Rich God 3 - Lead - 19/May/12 with Pip

cjohn62 - Lead - 13/May/12 with pete s

popov86 - AltLd - 08/Apr/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11

Mock student for MIA candidate
quarrtman1 - 2nd - 26/Oct/11

Rory Southworth - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Dana

RCI teaching day assessment with Dave Murphy
marcusmarcus1 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Jon pilling, Ben Paul

Led pitch 1 and 2 gaz led 3 and 4. Not nice in the wet.
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/11

MP JSRCI Trg Crse
Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Ben Paull

Reasonablly good climb. Although, on the day it was very windy and there were spots of rain. But we reached the top in the end and it was glorious.....
Captainjoey - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with ricky

Climbed when it was a S grade, dont think it should be a VD,very confused on the 2 and 3 route directions.
theone - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Joey Walker

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11

Dan lead 5a pitch
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with dan m

Bob Windsor - Lead - Jun/11 with paul trower

Mike Caine - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with George

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11

qJoeq - Lead O/S - 2011 with Dad

Hidden - 2011

stevev - 2011

Lead pitch 2 and 4
Guto Evans - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with Rob Collard

spooksthehorse - 2nd - 30/Sep/10 with Neil

Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Jodie Munks

Nordic - AltLd - 25/Sep/10 with Alan Hardie, Norman Wright

Done in heavy rain, added an extra challenge! Great chimney start that you literally have to get stuck into.
Ben ski - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with John

led 1&3
ross duffield - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with row

great route for a chilled out day. don't underestimate the awkward chimney start.
slik tommy - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 31/Jul/10

tsjx - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10

justin burgoyne - Lead - Jul/10

moelfras - 19/Jun/10

moelfras - Lead - 19/Jun/10

SamuelHarris - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Prof

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

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

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/10

cooper leek - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/10 with mudway

Hidden - 2010

sionjosh - 2010

Led 1&3 seemed a bit disappointing when repeated
taw - AltLd - 2010 with Rachael Harrison

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

I had lost my mojo and didnt think I even wanted to climb. Told Phil and he offered to lead all pitches if necessary,'What a Guy'?. This allowed me to get started and all was fine so led alternate pitches. As it looked more greasy in the chimney started on the direct route. Allan & Andy climbed Kirkus's direct. Bit greasy but just got a dry spell to do 2 routes.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 25/Oct/09

jaxxman - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09 with Tom Law, Dino Heald

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/09

muttley_109 - 2nd O/S - Sep/09

eddie coughlin - 2nd - 22/Jul/09 with George Best

Lots of variety to this route, from caves to aretes! Lots of fun.
fordie77 - 2nd - 08/Jul/09 with A Brookes

Belayed from the first 'cave' in the first pitch so communication was an issue on the second pitch. First pitch was certainly very traditional!
AlastairB - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Sarah Ford

1 & 3
jumpingjimminy - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Ellie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/09

Leader was Dave 3 the instructor
allanfarrell - 2nd O/S - 07/May/09 with Emma Turnbull

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09

Bigedthehead - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/09

I lead 1st then alternate.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with Allan Mac

stordys - 2009

MarkFoster - 2009

peter myers - AltLd - 2009 with Ralph Heath

Wet conditions, belayed in the wrong "cave belay" on the 1st pitch, which gave a lot of rope drag for the next pitch!
rich_greeny - AltLd - 26/Aug/08 with Toby Pitts-Tucker

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/08

chammy2008 - 2nd O/S - Aug/08

chedder - 04/Jun/08 with john roe

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/08

alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Dilwyn Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08

davesb - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Emma Sunerton-Burl, Tom Wilson

taw - AltLd - 2008 with Dave sb

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Lady Lou Lou - 2nd - Oct/07 with Sandy Holford

King Smudger - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Mark Bristow

tanssop - 2nd - 20/Jul/07 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/07

Ian Archer - AltLd - 06/May/07 with Paul Lee

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

A bit daunted at the beginning (trouble placing gear), but after that a lovely climb.
flatcap - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Jamie

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

A windy, cold, but unexpectedly dry day. Belay gloves essential. We may have wandered onto the Severe direct alternative at times, but it all adds to the fun.
RiPomc - AltLd - 11/Mar/07 with James Carpenter

little trev - Lead - 2007 with rory

fran04 - Lead - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Like a waterfall
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 2007

pad-rat - Lead - 13/Oct/06

Sandy Holford - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Pete Tecks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06

mike_hough_uk - AltLd - 09/Sep/06 with Cathy Randall

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/06

Martyn - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Simon Bayliss

Sandy P - Jul/06 with Joel Barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/06

Wet, Summer course.
Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd O/S - 16/May/06 with Fruit Bat

Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd O/S - 13/May/06 with Allan Mac

Lizard - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Moose

Hidden - AltLd - May/06

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

sgl0jd - AltLd - Feb/06 with Tom Devas

Ian McNeill - 2006

technex - 2nd β - 2006 with Sandy Holford

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/05

Also done with Paul Anson. Great route, a nice variety in the pitches again (Lee made sure we got the best routes I think). Lee led with Paul and myself alternating the seconding, whilst placing gear on second.
SuperstarDJ - 2nd - 22/Sep/05 with Lee from Plas-Y-Brenin

Hidden - Lead - May/05

ewen - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with the kettle

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Who knows when..
taw - AltLd - 2005 with Dave sb

davesb - AltLd - 2005 with Tom Wilson

petebale2000 - AltLd rpt - 05/Aug/04

petebale2000 - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/04

Zoomer - Lead - 15/May/04 with Hiedi Sparks

Rock Fairy - Lead - Aug/03 with Ian

mikej - Lead - 15/Feb/03 with E

A good star to th MRS summer course, all in big boots with Chris (Leuchars) doing most of the leading
John Roe - AltLd - 05/Aug/01 with Chris Thorne

NewLeaf - 2nd - Aug/00

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/99

Mike_T0501 - AltLd - 22/Mar/99

Hidden - 1999

Howard J - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/97 with Paul Smith

steviewindsurf - Lead O/S - 1997 with MRT

nickdonohue - Lead - 02/Jun/96

pete_fewings - Lead O/S - 1996

Mike_T0501 - AltLd - 19/Aug/95

Ian Robertson - 1995 with Krystina Lotoczko

babymoac - Lead - 07/Aug/94 with Ashley & Nick

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/94

Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Sep/93

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/93

Mike_T0501 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/93

Rampikino - Lead - 14/Apr/93

Fiskavaig - Lead - 1992 with Young Dave L

nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/89 with Tommy Pilling

sdht - 1989

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/84 with Ron Taylor

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/84 with Jo

John Marsland - 2nd - 1980 with Dave Nicholson (HMC)

Hidden - 1975

Sean Kelly - Lead - Sep/74 with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford

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