The crux definitely felt 6a to me the rest of it apart from that move is no harder than E1 5bQuarryboy - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with David Bradbrook
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.
KRB - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Oliver Bridges
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Dave Clare, Jonny Forster
davidclare - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Jonny Forster, Jon Ridley
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Jon Didymus
Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Rich
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14
Jack_F - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Remus
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.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Clare
so much easier when it's cooler
hms - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/14 with Brian
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!
bpmclimb - 2nd β - 14/Mar/14 with Helen S
too bloody hot!
hms - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Jenny
2 1/2 Stars. The only sadness is the escapable feeling by the crux. Superb rock and movement all the way!
TommityP - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12
EmilyElouise - 2nd - 29/Sep/12
really good little climb. though the peg that protects the crux is less than encouraging! worth a star in my book.
James S - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with chris
grp - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with jon_ridley
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Geoff Pyatt
nice route with bold move to get onto the top slab
hms - 2nd β - 30/Sep/11 with Tom
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with helen
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/11
fell at the roof, refused to climb up the rest so that I could get it ground-up
andy dunn - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/10 with J
gonggashan - 2nd - Jun/10
T ny - 2010
Had failed on this in the past
Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with douglas
Paz - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with GC
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/07
Matt Tranter - 2007
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/06
shoulders - Lead - 26/Mar/05 with mart, andy sharp, pete lewis, dai
al99 - 2nd O/S - Nov/04 with Andrew Bitmead
T ny - 1999