Rockfax Description
The centre of the weirdly-patterned slab feels a bit 'out there'. The rock might be a touch friable in places. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Up the face of the slab, a little in from the left-hand arete.

Jenny Monkey 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with kev
Lukem6 29/Aug 2nd
jamesshames 15/Aug 2nd O/S
ReubenS1990 ?/Jul 2nd O/S
j4kub 20/Jun Lead O/S
with claire gibson
Tom Phillips 19/Jun Lead O/S
with Penny
Hidden 31/May Lead O/S
Manonlud 31/May 2nd O/S
Ian JL 25/May Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May 2nd
Norman_P_W 24/May Lead
with Bob M
Mr. K 04/May Lead O/S

No gear in the final few metres made for a spicy experience, nice moves though on solid holds.

FlamehairedFrodo 04/May 2nd
Matt1234 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 06/Aug/14 Lead

Fairly steady. Loads of gear, and a standard rack provides all the pro you need. I think I used 9 quickdraws as I was stitching it up, thinking there was no gear higher up (there is). And yes I was in the centre of the slab ;)

DanChad 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mikelaing ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Roy
Steveb27 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
Tom Brierley Gore 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Perry
Matthew Glenn 24/Apr/14 Solo
scarybiker 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

easy first 2/3rds, harder 3/3rd

jowe87 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ChristyCole 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd
Tim Sparrow 30/Aug/13 Solo
Half Pint Lizz 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Robert Dufton
rd20 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Lizz P
Hidden 23/Aug/13 2nd
WrekinMC 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Aug/13 Solo
John Brayshaw 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 20/Jul/13 2nd
with John
Hidden 12/Jun/13 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Selby
Marq 05/May/13 Lead rpt
Vicky L 05/May/13 2nd O/S

ok until you get to the last couple of meters and the holds get very small

with Marq
K Wall 04/May/13 2nd
with Martin
cvsephton 04/May/13 Lead
with Rob
Matthew Edwards 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I understand the 'out there' comment in the guidebook after doing the route, no placements up past halfway...

partz 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Ed
albt 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
joe gallacher 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Goaman
dansmonkeytroubles 17/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Dot Greaves
ilarge 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Pete Nesbitt
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
josh1905 ?/May/12 Solo
tobydunford 11/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Ade7 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam C
steven 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Ade
wilkie14c 06/Apr/12 Lead
with Blue Straggler
Rhydian Evans 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
djromberg ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
mhawk 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Paul Martin
themadbrown 11/Mar/12 2nd

Me in rock boots...slowly. James in Ice!

with james
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Rob_Webster ??/2012 -
pad-rat ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 29/Aug/11 2nd
with Steve Webster
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Barry
Adrian Daniels 28/Aug/11 Lead
with Steve Webster
stevens744 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with andy stevens
fatbuoybazza 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with jim
moelfras 28/Aug/11 -
Ian Archer 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
iceicebaby 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S

would never want to lead this...too bold for me!

Karlos 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S
themadbrown 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Agreement with other notes re the blank top third-yikes!

Spiderpiglet 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with dawn
climbingchica ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Rob Hirst ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Benn A ?/Aug/11 Lead
samappears 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

3rd route of the day. I'd personally found it harder than the VS4c I climbed first this day, but properly more because I knew I had a large run out on the traverse, which would have made for a very nasty fall. I did possibly top out slightly short off the proper top out. Nice route though.

with Louis Diaz
@ChrisBeloe 18/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Originally mistook this climb for the S4a next to it due to not properly memorizing the guidebook which was left at the top. Got about 2/3 of the way up, realized that there was little or no more gear and significantly fewer handholds, this combined with the looming rainy clouds and lack of contacts caused me to make the decision to downclimb.

with Chris Pearce
jimmysdead 25/May/11 Lead O/S

with Emma

with Emma
Alex Shermer 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Heather Sinclair, Sarah Harrison
MariaT 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
David Walker 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Maria
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 29/Apr/11 -
with Jools O'Neill
shed_hed 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Might have stuck a bit close to the arete.

dansmonkeytroubles 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
jordan taylor ??/2011 Lead O/S
Richard James Edmunds ??/2011 Lead O/S
Jonny M 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd O/S
kim.mulji 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Laila, Jason
kleinej 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Micro wires protected this, but so much of the rock I stuffed them behind seemed friable making this a bit scary.

with Lailah, Kim M
thetradlad 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Lister
Dibdawg 01/Jun/10 2nd O/S
timofy ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
steven24584 ?/Jun/10 Lead
ross duffield 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with row
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
rfdl100 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Waters
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 01/May/10 Solo
Hidden 01/May/10 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/10 -
Leelogs 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with SCC
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Some of the holds aren't above question, but the moves are nice

Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 27/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Irn Bruce 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
heavy Belay 17/Aug/09 2nd
with Fisher
canis cibo 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JezzaCat ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Stella
Stella Baylis ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
shed_hed 03/May/09 Lead O/S
benjhans ?/May/09 2nd O/S
with Darren
toby2000 ??/2009 -
Hidden 05/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Howard J 22/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Ronnie Abrams
chedder 11/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
tom_1985 09/Jun/08 Lead
with Jules
Jules_Robbo ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Tom
GeorgeArmstrong 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Harrison
jamie ward 04/May/08 Lead

Not a very good route, no clear line!

with Robbie Smyth
pad-rat 01/Apr/08 Lead
Matt Tranter 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jen Edwards
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
deano 31/Jul/07 AltLd
with tunnel morgan
monkeyjumper ?/Jul/07 Lead
Lloydfletch 06/Jun/07 Lead
with Gareth
sazzle86 ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ian Parkhouse
toasted 05/May/07 Lead
with Ian Atkins
Dave Wearing 07/Apr/07 Lead
with Sparky
gareth r 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Frances
brady 23/Sep/06 Lead
with Kate
crag_monster ?/Jun/06 Lead
Marq 27/May/06 2nd rpt
with Daniel Dennehy
Jesse Dufton 18/May/06 2nd
with bob3141
bob3141 18/May/06 Lead
Marq 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Steve (HMC)
adamscottthomas 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
bob3141 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Jesse Dufton 18/Mar/06 2nd
with bob3141
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/05 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Raggar 05/Oct/02 Lead
with Andy J
John Roe 07/Aug/01 -
with Nige Hughes
Hidden 12/May/01 -
MartinN 06/May/01 Lead O/S
FrankW 24/Feb/01 Lead O/S
with Joe
belay bunny turned bad ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 30/Aug/98 2nd
RichardMc ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Sean Casey
GrahamHP ??/1995 Lead
Andy Say 02/May/94 2nd
Iain Thow 05/Jun/93 Solo
epic ed ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with Newgale week
Tom V 27/Apr/92 Solo
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