climb up to the roof at 15m, clip the peg and make a hard pull over to get established on the upper slab.


J Bassindale, J Chapman, M Ward 13/Nov/1983

Didymus 29/Jul Lead dnf

got caught in rain shower, fell off hard move, snapped peg and hurtled down the crag stopped by a trusty cam.

with Paul
smartydh9 24/May Lead O/S
Quarryboy 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The crux definitely felt 6a to me the rest of it apart from that move is no harder than E1 5b

with David Bradbrook
KRB 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Done in a pure direct line up to the overhang giving some very good climbing. A sharp pull past the peg and all is done.

with Oliver Bridges
jon_ridley 26/May/14 Lead O/S
davidclare 26/May/14 2nd O/S
with Jonny Forster, Jon Ridley
richiebongo 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jon Didymus
Didymus 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Rich
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jack_F 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Remus
bpmclimb 04/Apr/14 Lead rpt

By a very direct line to the notch, starting as for Elrond and then climbing straight up between that route and The Naked Rambler, without using holds or gear on either route. Good climbing, with a reachy 5b move to leave Elrond, and another 5b move on crimps higher up to reach the handrail. The peg just above the roof has been replaced and inspires more confidence, although it's still a good idea to place an extended cam/hex at the back of the roof. E2 5c, and high in the technical grade.

with Clare
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Lead rpt
bpmclimb 14/Mar/14 2nd β

I guess most have been climbing the obvious line (part of The Naked Rambler) just right of the highest point of the flake, and then using the rising traverse on the upper slab to reach the notch in the roof. However, for the route to be more balanced and sustained at the grade, a line up the slab between the neighbouring VS routes should probably be established - even if this results in an E3. More investigation will be done soon!

with Helen S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 29/Sep/12 2nd
James S 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

really good little climb. though the peg that protects the crux is less than encouraging! worth a star in my book.

with chris
grp 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 17/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd β
thomasadixon 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with helen
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd
andy dunn 04/Jun/10 Lead dnf

fell at the roof

with J
gonggashan ?/Jun/10 2nd
T ny ??/2010 -
Bristoldave 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Had failed on this in the past

with douglas
Paz 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with GC
Hidden 07/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Matt Tranter ??/2007 -
Hidden 23/Mar/06 2nd O/S
shoulders 26/Mar/05 Lead
with mart, andy sharp, pete lewis, dai
al99 ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
T ny ??/1999 -
serby ??/1999 Lead
migs493 20/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Steve Blake
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