Rockfax Description
A worthy alternative to Meshach and Shadrach. Start as for Shadrach.
1) 4b, 30m. Follow Shadrach for a few metres then move right to a right-facing corner-crack and climb this. At its top step down and then go up and right to a ledge belay.
2) 4c, 28m. Move left past an overhang to eventually reach the Shadrach flake. Finish up Shadrach or continue up the Direct Finish at HVS 5a. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Craig Bwlch y Moch Starred VS Challenge.

Hidden 17/Sep Lead O/S
Pinguville 17/Sep 2nd O/S

tough first climb after a long break , supprised not to have fallen , some good climbing and moves esp on last pitch !

with George
robhunt 13/Sep AltLd
with Gary Woodburn, Dave Price
bantamdave 12/Sep AltLd O/S

Led top pitch. felt bold and a full on VS great climbing.

with Rob Hunt, Gary
jalqazzaz 08/Sep Lead
Pete_Frost 06/Sep Lead rpt

Led P1 before going off piste onto Oblatron instead of the direct finish.

Batt 05/Sep 2nd rpt

Bypassed the off width using the lovely technical well protected move to the right then stepped back to the top of the horrid crack. We're aiming for the direct finished but got confused by the incorrect topo in new cc guide and bailed onto the original route.

Davesmith1981 04/Sep AltLd
with Tim Oates
tom jefferies 01/Sep AltLd O/S

did direct finish (HVS 5a, rockfax mini guide)

with oli dowen
jezb1 18/Aug AltLd


Nigel Bond 15/Aug AltLd
with Colin Hutton
Katherine Ross 08/Aug 2nd dog

Fell off the crack on P1 which somewhat spoiled the rest of the route. Felt more like 4c than 4b.

pebbles 08/Aug AltLd

line differs between cc and rockfax. rockfax gives 2 pitches- shadrach start then move right into offwidth , then finishes up shadrach after a dainty little traverse. second pitch same as shadrach cc splits into 3 (mainly to avoid the rope drag on the traverse) and the first pitch is completely independent - starts directly below the offwidth. due to overlooking the two different guidebooks ended up on a munge of the two - first pitch the independant cc version (the hanging offwidth is huge fun, and can be protected with a huge cam. then belay and onto the shadrach finish without splitting for the traverse. was quite a lot of rope drag on this pitch so a three pitch split probably is the better way. anyway a really fun route and every bit as good as shadrach.

with c3, russ
Hidden 04/Aug AltLd O/S
dkd 03/Aug Lead O/S
with Al
kermit_uk 25/Jul 2nd O/S

Michelle led both pitches

with Michelle
magik_bob 18/Jul AltLd
scottywakefield 18/Jul AltLd O/S

My knee got stuck in the off-width.. not a nice moment and was pumped after pulling myself out (taking off plenty of skin on my knee).

Neal Jobling 17/Jul AltLd O/S
with Jon
Matt Schwarz 18/Jun 2nd O/S

climbed with dobby and gandalf

mrginna 18/Jun AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with matt schwartz, dobbie
dobby 200 18/Jun AltLd O/S

I led P1

with Ian, Matt
Hidden 14/Jun AltLd
LakesWinter 06/Jun AltLd O/S

Led p 2.

with gustav
Gustav 06/Jun AltLd O/S
with Matt G
wi11 03/Jun 2nd rpt
with Sabby
Hidden 24/May -
m675bowsl 20/May Lead
Hidden 20/May Lead
Hidden 19/Apr AltLd O/S
ads 19/Apr AltLd
BushwackerBritz ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
Darron ??/2015 -
dpovey 15/Nov/14 2nd
johnself1603 12/Oct/14 -
johnself1603 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
dtalbot 20/Sep/14 AltLd
with Wm
foostu4 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Bill Lawrence 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mick, rob cooper
M000W 06/Sep/14 2nd
carl_123 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Steve Gorton
stratandrew 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

P1. Rob led 2+3 as one.

with Rob Clark
gladys 23/Aug/14 2nd

w Martin Smith and Paul

ollyroberts 05/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1

with James Thompson, Piers Newton
LakesWinter 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil B
philboy 03/Aug/14 AltLd
with matt g
Anna Yorke 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Joe Wicks
Steveb27 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
scott mayled 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Second or third time I have done this, still never get tired of it. It's a great climb with some thinking moments on it. Good gear throughout.

ashsleight 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

A great route. I got the top pitch which took a bit of thinking about at times. Gear was solid throughout.

with Scotty
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd
Marq 28/Jun/14 AltLd rpt


with Kev
Lyndsay Superclimber 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Ryan
ScottyD 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Joshthomas 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Great weather enjoyed the route liked the short traverse on pitch 2

ema 18/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead
FlavioL1989 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Rob Edwards
cdpuk 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

with Andy, Julian Bridle
oodie72 04/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Fraser Campbell
thelightside 04/May/14 2nd
JulianB 04/May/14 AltLd
with Andrew Gilmartin, Chris Peka
John Nuttall ?/Apr/14 Lead
with Sharon
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
davebrox ??/2014 -
scottcoates ??/2014 AltLd O/S
franhammond92 13/Oct/13 AltLd

Lead P1, Shaun lead P2. Backstroke worked well

shaunhumphreys 13/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

led P2

benkelsey 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

bit brutal to take beth on it as her first outdoor route. slightly tough layback crack. good route though.

with Dawn, HPC
Dawn_K_B 12/Oct/13 2nd

freshers weekend

LittleyB 12/Oct/13 2nd
freemanTom 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Claire Williams
Lucylou19 05/Oct/13 AltLd

second pitch led

Pete_Frost 05/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and 3. "Interesting" slab climbing when wet, this would be very pleasant climbing in the dry. The belay at the end of P1 is much further right than you think - in a little trench behind a big flake/spike - very cozy. The "step down" to reach the slab on the way to that belay is more of a "step across".

with Lucy Sutton
Stopsy 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
wi11 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
ema 07/Aug/13 2nd
demarcation86 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch

with Paul
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
alicee 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with oliver mentz
treg 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Dan P1, me P2.

with Dan Osbaldeston
DanOsb 26/May/13 AltLd O/S


Hidden 19/May/13 -
tsjx 05/May/13 AltLd

P1 & P3 - John, P2 - Me.

with John Mc
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd
Double Knee Bar 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1st and 3rd. Great climb. Hanging slab on first pitch was really nice.

with TomBond
gingerwolf 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Took 2nd pitch over the roof great route!

with Glenn
Hidden 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
tim newton 04/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
jezb1 25/Mar/13 Lead

. Into meshach.

Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden 05/Nov/12 Lead O/S
hels bels 04/Oct/12 AltLd dog
Zoomer 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Bold 1st pitch, 2nd pitch traverse is 4c. Felt quite bold throughout.

with A Student
Simon Cahill 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Backed off pt 1, 4b , no protection in the crack (unless you have a huge cam). Steve lead through knee jamming / mauling up the crack, Great effort and bold. With top rope I laid back and walked up no sweat but on lead it's a solo. Pt 2 again 4b by Steve, thin traverse and difficult pull up onto ledge to belay at flake. I lead pt 3, going at 4c this was supposed to be hardest pitch, stepping off the flake took some working out but in my book the easiest pitch and best protected by far. Who is grading these routes!!

with Steve
runestone 22/Jul/12 AltLd
with Simon
svdie ?/Jul/12 -
Ray Sparks 01/Jun/12 2nd
with mike L
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
SamuelHarris 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
Binder 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led p1. Nice, though the off-width at the start was a bit disconcerting.

with Adam H
antonymcphillips ?/May/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Jay-Ast 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
SamStokes 12/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Didn't feel particularly high in the grade.

with Jaime
Ian Hinkins 21/Mar/12 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
dan-8990 04/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
with PR, NM
Rampikino 25/Sep/11 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd
harold walmsley 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Wet in places. Did via the first pitch of Oblatron

with George Gilmore
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Ann S 25/Jul/11 2nd

Bit underwhelmed and still don't like that big perched block.

with Adam
Adam1973 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ann S
al123 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

pretty fun. top picth is good.

Donald Kelly 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, Lindy second and Mike third.

Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Tom Hecht 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
donkster 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with crooko, DaveNW
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
hedgehog77 09/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Nice last pitch same as Shadrach

Leo Woodhead ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Ian W
Hidden 31/May/11 AltLd
abbotsmike 27/May/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, backed off due to confusion over the top of 1st pitch, then seconded whole route.

with Keith peck
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
alias dave 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
gingergeorge 20/Apr/11 Lead
with rcp
carlh 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt

With Dan Wilson. Great sunny weather and vey enjoyable route. Abseil (50metres)

Johnywilks 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
john spence ?/Apr/11 2nd
Tom Livingstone ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Polished laybacking at start, but decent route on the whole.

popov86 20/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
bsmedz ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PaulHarris 24/Oct/10 AltLd
JasonV 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

I did 1st pitch, Mart the 2nd pitch. Tough climb - or a good value VS depending upon your view.

with Mart
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Killianmurphy 12/Jun/10 2nd
net 06/Jun/10 2nd
with George
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
davidwright 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
Garron 23/May/10 -
Richard G Wilkinson 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Dimitris Perdikou
dimwit18 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
willson 09/May/10 Lead
with Ali H
dan-8990 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with PB
Hidden 07/Mar/10 AltLd
beeson_paul 06/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
simeclimb68 ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 Lead O/S

With John Makin - fantastic route - tricky offwidth crack to start if you haven't warmed up! :)

DuckingFesperate ??/2010 -
barney_edin 09/Nov/09 2nd
coffeepot 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I took pitch one, with jelaby leading through with the E1 variation. Brilliant. although i managed to avoid the offwidth with delicate moves, brilliant route my first VS multipitch and VS for 90 ft

with jelaby
rob1 08/Sep/09 AltLd
Different Steve 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 a bit of a knee-wrecker...

with Clare
Ken Applegate 27/Aug/09 Lead

Led all pitches.

crag_monster ?/Aug/09 AltLd
simon_williams6 29/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 20/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
LozM 05/Jul/09 AltLd

Led top pitch

with Mark L
groovy_nut 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Really really hot and muggy. Didn't like the offwidthy crack (layback).

with Dave W
steve prior ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with Roger C
Hidden 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd
catblack 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
cem 24/Jan/09 2nd rpt

P1 only as we moved on to the direct finish

MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
simonw1 30/Dec/08 AltLd
with Allan Watson
Keith Jones 01/Nov/08 2nd
with David
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
ritchierich 18/Feb/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
alexharv3y 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd 17/Oct/07 AltLd
with Andy Dale
Andy Clarke 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with Rob
Jack Symmons 20/Aug/07 Lead
with Tom S
K Wall 23/Jun/07 AltLd
with Martin
peter myers ?/Jun/07 -
with Sophie Evitt
Chesh 12/May/07 Lead
with Diamond Dave
Hidden 06/May/07 Lead O/S
Mike Parker 06/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 AltLd
ebunick 02/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Alan
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
taw ??/2007 Lead

shaky start, good and confidant at end despite tricky moves

with Dave sb
davesb ??/2007 2nd
My Gravity 13/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Patrick H
Owain Llewelyn 08/Sep/06 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/06 AltLd
mikelaing ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Carolyn
cas54321 ?/Aug/06 2nd
with Mike
Dan 85 08/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rob G
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Sandy P ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with Guy Couper-Marsh
ritchierich 23/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Both pitches lead by me.

with Ritchie Griffiths
Hidden 01/May/05 AltLd O/S
clive-greenwood 26/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Elsa
climbtim ??/2005 -
MazElden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/04 AltLd
John Pickles 06/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Naomi Fisher
Siderunner 03/May/04 AltLd O/S

I led the 2nd pitch. Steve led the committing and bold HVS 5a "Independent Finish".

with Steve M
SteveM 03/May/04 AltLd
with AS
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
paul m hadley ??/2004 Lead
malc 23/Mar/03 AltLd
with Paul S
IanD353 ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Ailsa
Rob Davies ?/Jun/02 Lead

Quite wet

lost.arrow 16/Feb/02 -
akhughes ?/Jan/02 AltLd
with Steptoe
chrishedgehog 18/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
ZA ?/Jun/00 AltLd
with dad
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/98 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
nai ??/1995 AltLd
belay bunny turned bad ??/1995 -
rob.grafton ??/1995 Lead
with Ben, Bruce
nigehughes ?/Jul/94 AltLd
with Pete Kay
Budge ??/1994 AltLd O/S
with Rod Gritten
3 Names ?/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 18/May/93 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
RichardMc 23/Aug/92 AltLd
with Dave Cooper
Hidden 29/Feb/92 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jul/91 AltLd
Bob ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
Iain Thow 03/Jun/89 Lead
with Paul Whatley
tlr 30/May/89 AltLd
with Nick
BigHairyIan 23/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Chris Lane
Hidden 17/Oct/88 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/88 2nd O/S
ewar woowar ??/1987 -
michael burrows 04/May/86 AltLd O/S
with jim kite
Hidden ??/1986 2nd
johno072 ??/1986 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
Robmwatt ??/1984 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/83 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
Hidden ?/May/82 2nd
leland stamper 07/Apr/82 Lead O/S
with Mark V
nigehughes ?/Apr/82 AltLd
with Eric Joyce
GordonHart ??/1982 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Andy Fielding 15/Sep/81 AltLd
with Mike Gilbert
Falko 01/Apr/81 Lead O/S
with A N Other
Mark Kemball 10/Feb/80 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Chris Terrey ?/Feb/80 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi
Ian Clare ??/1980 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
jmr ??/1980 AltLd

Done but just recorded the tick - probably more than once!

rogerskews ??/1980 -
TonyF 21/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Ian Birkinshaw
Hidden 11/Apr/79 Lead O/S
telemark ??/1979 -
Hidden 29/Oct/78 Lead
RichardMc 23/Oct/77 AltLd
with Daphne Pritchard
Mike Owen 04/Jul/77 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/76 Lead
steve L 14/Feb/76 Solo
pneame ?/May/75 -
Bolt Phobia 16/Jan/75 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
kjacks ??/1975 Lead
with Anthony Griffiths
Gordon Stainforth 11/May/74 AltLd
with Dennis Whitely
Hidden ?/Jan/74 -
RichardMc 10/Jun/73 AltLd
with Alastair Gordon
RichardMc 10/Feb/73 AltLd
with Pete Stokes
Andy Say ??/1972 Lead
RichardMc 28/Aug/71 Lead O/S
with Roger Everett
mikej 21/Mar/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant, E
tapley 29/Apr/70 AltLd O/S
Dave Musgrove 02/Mar/69 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
mikej 11/Mar/67 Lead
with Bob Howarth
Hidden 25/Jul/66 AltLd
eroica64 ?/Aug/65 2nd
with Keith Pritchard
Hidden 27/Jun/65 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/65 Lead
uphillnow ??/1963 -
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