Rockfax Description
12m. Start up the grassy groove to the roof, then move right and udge up the fine (if a little wide) crack to a belay ledge. © Rockfax

jimbonfire 31/Oct 2nd
with TT
jimbonfire 31/Oct Lead
with TT
John Brayshaw 03/Oct 2nd rpt

Slab finish

Andy Hudson 03/Oct Lead

Slab finish

LauraC567 26/Sep 2nd dog

Difficult finish for the grade, very commiting

Hidden 31/Jul Lead O/S
paulh.0776 09/Jun Lead
with hmc Steve
Alex the Alex 30/May Solo O/S

Great finish up the off width. Don't understand why the VS's don't finish up it as well.

with Ed, Rog
Stroppy 30/May Solo O/S
tsjx 23/May Lead
with Jen
mrplastique 17/May Lead O/S

Off width at the top was too short lived!

with helixmh
Hidden 14/May Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 11/May Lead O/S
with Harry
erica 10/May 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 10/May Lead rpt

Slab finish

with Erica
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 26/Apr 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 26/Apr Lead

Lead this time with help from a rather large cam.

John Brayshaw 11/Apr Lead rpt
with Vikki
Vikki Bassek 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Dave 88 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Just didn't feel secure in the offwidth with gear below my feet so escaped right. Jack got it so I seconded him and quelle surprise; it was fine. Ah well.

with Jack
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/14 -
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd
robman 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
MarkCunnington 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Becky Chadwick
John Brayshaw 26/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Gareth
John Brayshaw 24/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Slab finish

Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/14 -
joemallia 31/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/14 2nd β
John Brayshaw 16/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Phil
Phil Mercer 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
BnB 11/Jan/14 -
mikestr555 11/Jan/14 Lead
matt.thornton123 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Keith Roberts
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
tmawer 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
jordan taylor 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
garywalker147 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Mob
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 2nd
tony wood 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
agolay 10/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Didn't like the crack so finished up holy tree crack on the right

with Alec
gemmasimpson77 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Pete
Nigel Bond 30/May/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
SteveM 27/May/13 Lead
with Tobs, Kat
kitkat78 27/May/13 2nd O/S
with Toby J, SteveM
SteveM 22/May/13 Solo
daWalt 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Lisa
erica 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Stewart B, Wardy
stev1e.wilso 03/Mar/13 TR

Tried to lead but could not commit to the offwidth at the top so finished on top rope.

with Simon
jamie d 01/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead dog
PaulHermes 13/Jan/13 2nd
with Stewart VCCC
Simonpeel 01/Dec/12 2nd O/S
maria85 11/Nov/12 Lead

Escaped right... oops!

with Andy H, Jules
Mr Fuller 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Laybacked the offwidth top.

with Ally
Scrabble 27/Oct/12 Lead
Alfuller18 27/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ann S 07/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Joe
SeasonalDrip 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ann
rockman 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
timcedwards 24/Jul/12 2nd
ben.phillips 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
johnfranklin ?/Jul/12 Lead

Escaping right was extremely appealing, but I would have regretted it as the crack is a hoot.

kitch22 05/Jun/12 Solo O/S
glaramara 23/May/12 Lead dnf

First time on Yorkshire grit. 1st offwidth. Loose blocks but easy enough start then befuddled by offwidth. Couldn't protect with my kit. Escaped to right then top-roped using laybacks. Spanked.

with tamzin
Richard Alderton 12/May/12 Lead dnf

Backing off a Severe? Oh dear... Evil offwidth, a fall from which would leave you breaking ankles on the ledge, probably inverting, and then rolling onto the slab below...

with Pickles
Richard Alderton 12/May/12 2nd

After Joe had led Knuckle Slab Arete,

with Joe
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd
lcullum7 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
adamwesthead 29/Mar/12 Solo dnf

Turned back at the lose blocks. Will come back with a rope

mattwilk 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Easy up to off-width which just requires some faith in udge!

with Jamie
sbrowitt 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Browitt
xusa 06/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Last move is hard! left foot in a tiny pebble, left hand in a small pebble, right foot inside the crag (very wide crag) and right hand pinching left hand side of the crag... horrific! Not a Severe

JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
spitfirerick 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
erica 16/Oct/11 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Erica
akhughes 13/Oct/11 Solo O/S
colinw 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

couldnt protect the offwidth (boot width my arse, didnt fancy a fall on to a slab so bottled it, finished to the right. Need to return and jam for all I'm worth!

David Wynne 24/Sep/11 Lead
Gerry_Doncaster 22/Sep/11 Lead

Horrible awkward crack to finish on. I got a friend in below the bottom of the crack but there was no protection after that. On the advice of an Eastby local, I jammed my left leg in the crack and thrutched up to top out. Wish I'd laybacked it now, as I was left with a horrible gash on my left shin. My advice to my partner coming up on the back end was "avoid the crack it's a bastard".

iainpowell ?/Sep/11 Lead
wheelo 29/Aug/11 2nd
with ted
eldre070 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Good lead by Neil, as the top crack is awkward. He pioneered a new iPod jam!

with Neil
PrincessLozza 30/Jul/11 2nd
Legionreturns 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lozza
andy jennings 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
John Brayshaw 08/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Josh
jcurrie93 08/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 22/May/11 TR
Shaw Brown 22/May/11 TR
Adam1973 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Finished to the left under the overhang avoiding the wide crack.

with Adam
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Solo
Jimbo_28 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
pratty25 11/Dec/10 -
Hidden 14/Nov/10 2nd
erica 14/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Shirley
Hidden 16/Oct/10 TR dnf
Hidden 02/Oct/10 -
stimpey 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
Hidden 21/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Lead
mfisher 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Michael Mason
erica 23/Jul/10 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 22/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 12/Jul/10 Lead O/S
dellboy 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jonny5 03/Jul/10 2nd
with James Dell
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hanski 01/Jul/10 Lead dnf

needed a big cam for the top crack! scooted off right

with Jack
Jack00 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Hannah
petegunn 01/Jul/10 2nd
with Davina
Adam1973 31/May/10 2nd rpt
with Sean L
santobugito 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam
David Wynne 25/May/10 Lead dnf

Whoever described the crack as "boot width" had very big feet!!

with Betamonkey
John Brayshaw 06/May/10 Lead rpt
with Josh
jcurrie93 06/May/10 2nd
charley 03/May/10 2nd O/S

Ange's Lead

chumleywarner 03/May/10 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 03/May/10 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 03/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb...interesting offwidth at the top

SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
John Brayshaw 28/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 28/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with John
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Andrew Wilson 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 09/Apr/10 2nd rpt

groove finish

with Erica
erica 09/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Variation, finished to the left

with John
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
Adam1973 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ewan Russell 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jimorothy 12/Aug/09 TR

Led up to off-width, got spooked, feared for knackered heel so finished to right, before some worrying belayer ineptitude that certainly justified my spooked-out vibe. Then climbing back down to do the big 'thrutch' on a top-rope - very poor form.

with Super Malcs
Noelle 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Easy slab and then awkward "crack" which is really a sort of off-width chimney ankle shredder.

with Chris
Chriscoreline 06/Aug/09 2nd

i cheeted a bit. :( recon i could do it again without any rope shenanaigans.

with Noelle
Rob Davies ?/Aug/09 2nd
with Phil Ashton
johniebriggs ?/Jul/09 Solo
sjdg5 28/Jun/09 2nd
trish1968 28/Jun/09 Lead
with Si
sjdg5 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Dave C
Hedley 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ingrid
Hammy 22/May/09 2nd
with Chris Chilcott, Adam Wilson
Matthew Coleman 21/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lesley
Jamie Brown 16/May/09 Lead dnf

Back off as didn't fancy hauling over the bulge on the two wobbly blocks.

Hidden 11/May/09 Lead
Bennykr 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Dad
reinschgm 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ben
Russell Lovett 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with alone
Adam1973 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden 31/Jan/09 2nd O/S
pebbles 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Hard pulling over the bulge on wobbly blocks and again entering the upper crack. HS 4b would be a lot nearer the mark.

with Tom
crossdressingrodney 01/Aug/08 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/08 TR
nick ferro 13/Jul/08 -
SteveM 13/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
IanJackson 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
John Brayshaw 09/Feb/08 Solo rpt
fifth ??/2008 -
erica 23/Oct/07 2nd

Did this when couldn't do Knuckle Slab Arete!

with John
John Brayshaw 23/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
PaulHermes 07/Oct/07 2nd
with VCC
matt thornton 12/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with James M
pdisney ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Will
erica 31/Jul/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 31/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
Mattyk 29/May/07 Solo O/S
with Ali K
Darrell Read 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Ian Baker
Sarah Bough 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jo Burke, Dan Curtis
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Daniel Curtis 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Sarah Bough, Jo Burke
pdisney 12/Apr/07 2nd
with Dom
Hidden 03/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/07 TR
design crisis 21/Mar/07 Solo
with Ness
Simon Caldwell 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Wayne S ??/2007 -
sandywilson 28/May/06 Lead O/S

I'd give it 2 stars because of the "boot width" crack. This gives an excellent couple of moves to compensate for the not so good start.

with Danny Fielding
leighjepson ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Tim Watkins
chrishedgehog 07/Jan/04 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
John Brayshaw 22/Sep/02 Lead rpt
with Pete Greaves
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Trobbo 15/Jun/00 Lead
with les ward
Hammy 16/Apr/00 Solo
Steve Pardoe 13/Jun/99 Lead


with Dave Raper, Kate R
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Feb/98 Solo
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 14/Feb/98 Solo
with David
Andy Say 04/Apr/97 Solo
John Brayshaw 04/Jul/96 2nd rpt
with John Kennedy, Tony Salter
Graham Kennedy 21/Oct/91 TR
with Graeme Hill
lithos ??/1990 2nd
with dave stokes
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with John Harrison
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Hidden 28/Apr/79 Solo O/S
mikej 01/Jan/75 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 16/Jul/72 Solo
with E
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Votes cast 35
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 27
Votes cast 27
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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