4 pitches. The crux pitch is strenuous before a delicate finish. The upper pitches are intricate and audacious for the grade and provide the quality. Another 'Hard Rock' classic.

Les Brown 1965

Ticklists: Hard Rock, Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Caff's Cool E1s List.


ClimberDateStyle
Paul Figg 04/Jun AltLd
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Hidden 30/May AltLd O/S
climbingpixie 30/May AltLd O/S

P1 and 4, Andy ran P2 & 3 together. Awkward and traditional first pitch, tricky in a way that poncing up sport routes at Malham doesn't really train you for! Absolutely cracking route though, 3* climbing all the way!

with Andy
Andy Hardy 29/May Lead O/S
jon22 28/May AltLd
with Neil Griffith, Adam crook
NeilGriffiths 28/May AltLd
with John Sealy, Adam
ferdia 23/May AltLd O/S

full route

with Andy
Andy Moles 23/May AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden ??/2016 -
jack morris 94 ??/2016 -
joe.91 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Consolation prize after bailing on Bludgers on Etive Mor, great hard first pitch which doesn't let up after the crack!

Hidden 02/Oct/15 2nd
philhilo 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Just to let previous logger know the tree is now only a stump.

with Helen E
tom.ireson ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Clare Mains
steely 23/May/15 AltLd

The hollow thunk that resonated from the tree belay at the top of p1 echoed in my head as I slipped arse over tit after a lapse in concentration in the initial grubby groove of p2. Belay thoroughly tested. Great route!!

sparkass 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Iain's factor 2 at the first belay woke us up from slow progress. With bruised body Iain continued with aplomb. With my right hand blistered, wounded and rope burned I continued with one hand. Classic hard rock terrain providing excitement as it should. Top route!

FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
Scooter Young ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
David_Gledson 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 1 and 3. Didn't think it was that good a route really. In good condition though, dry and as clean as it probably gets.

Martin Haworth 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Brannock 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Pitches Two and three, probably not a great idea to run them together. Good route through.

duncana 08/Sep/14 AltLd

Found seconding the first pitch tough, pulled on gear once, but didn't fall off. Tricky technical climbing. Rest of route was great, I led 2nd and 4th pitches. Nice traverses.

with Pippa Archer
Hidden ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
chris smith 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome route definitely do the last pitches, they are well worth it. We and the party ahead of us ran pitches 3 & 4 together no problem. Ignore the 30m run out comment on here there is loads of gear on commited sections, gets a bit thin on the easy slab at the top, 4c all the way.

with Malcolm watson
Caitlin 24/Aug/14 2nd dog

Fell off on the first, harder pitch. A great climb!!

with Tom Ripley
steve prior ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Roger C
james1978 26/Jul/14 Lead

Hand jamming a must. :-) Great upper slab on P1. P1 only

with pam
farmus21 09/Jul/14 AltLd

Lead P1. Upper pitches very lichenous.

with Sam Radcliffe
samrad 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Rob Rocket 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Neil Porter
guy757 18/Jun/14 -
Tony Holdsworth 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P1, and 3 and 4 run together Nick P2.

with Nick Mitchell
Graham Westbrook 20/May/14 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route. Led the 1st pitch and ran 3rd and 4th together.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Doctor Pete
Hidden ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Abi Chard 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Ian
thomaspomfrett 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, brilliant climb

with Joe Callaghan
mike reed 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good but a wee bit dirty. RS lead first pitch :)

Rachel S 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

P1 and P3.

with Mike
Matt Rowat 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 & 3. Pitch 1 is desperate, the rest is amazing VS!

with Oldrid
ollyroberts 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2+4

with Tom
Tom Keaveny 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

pitch 1 + 3

NiccyMac 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
petekeron 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led p2&3

with Steve Brock
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
smollett 09/Jun/13 AltLd

P1 & 3. Layback'd crux.

lithos 09/Jun/13 AltLd

P1, P3. dry and warm, quite tough but very safe P1 (HVS+)

with cookie
egg-man 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Led third pitch.

with Alison Athroll
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
tmawer 25/May/13 AltLd rpt
with Andy 2
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
johang 07/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd
tomhull 06/Apr/13 2nd dnf

bad choice of venue. freezing and dirty. backed off, couldnt hold the holds

with Matt Burdekin
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
greglad ??/2013 Lead dog
mark20 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd
Harry Ellis 10/Aug/12 Lead

1st pitch only

with rick armitage
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Em66 14/Jun/12 AltLd
with Mat
david morse 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead p1, 3+4. Classic

with tori, todd
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
cat22 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 29/May/12 AltLd rpt
nia 29/May/12 AltLd
John Nuttall 22/May/12 2nd
with Andy H
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd dog
drysori 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
bobjohnston ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
carl_123 15/Apr/12 AltLd
with matt forshaw and martin freeman
MartF 05/Apr/12 2nd

Lead by Carl Stubbs and Matt Forshaw. Very cold once the sun moved round behind the crag.

Hidden ?/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 30/Mar/12 AltLd
Jack Loftus 30/Mar/12 AltLd
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
cballard ??/2012 Lead O/S
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
sophiecb 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2

with Seb
sebrider 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3&4. Really nice route, first pitch quite steady, eases off in later pitches. Last pitch was soaking, dirty and very slippy, scary conditions for the 25m odd run out!

klipkabouter 31/Jul/11 -

Slippery crux. Feet popped off on first try and I took a tumble.Lowered down, and did it second go.

with Hugh ??
pete40 25/Jul/11 2nd

first pitch only

barni 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First pitch

with Bob
KevB 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Rob Reynolds
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd dog
darlolad ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
yashvi 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Steve Seal, Adam Booth
msoldn 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

In 3 pitches, I led first, third and last, Nick led second. Hard first pitch if you're not tuned into this sort of corner crack climbing. Great positions on top 3 pitches.

with Nick
Hidden 11/Jun/11 -
Adam Booth 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
gowla 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with adam booth
Bob 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

A showery day for the last of the Lakes Hard Rock routes for me ...

with S. Harry
Andrew Wilson 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Tony Womersley
Pete Graham 04/Jun/11 AltLd

with direct middle pitch

with Rick Graham
esther ?/Jun/11 AltLd
greenroom ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

I strung pitch 1 and 2 together, Esther did 3 and 4. NIce climb.

with Esther
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Dizz 30/Apr/11 Lead

One rest p1 due to not getting the crux sequence quite right.

NB Pixel 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Rope drag led to lots of slack on crux (having joined P1 & part of 2); tricky. Traversed way too high on upper pitch after retrieving gear from up the e2... bit sketchy with nice lob-potential.

with DizLiz
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
GPN 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Annette
net 24/Apr/11 2nd

Had rather a lot of trouble on the crux (mind you there were a couple of very troublesome, reachy traverse moves on p2 & 3 too!).

with George
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
timmsy ??/2011 -
with Chris Sowden
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Johnny Baker ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
buzby78 04/Sep/10 AltLd
robinsi197 30/Aug/10 AltLd
with Piotr, Nick
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
twright180 ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
tjmillen ?/Jul/10 AltLd
with simon hall
brockers 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led the first and last pitches. Chris ran the two traversing pitches together. Lovely climbing, well worth the stars IMHO

with Chris
Hidden 27/Jun/10 AltLd
tim newton 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Maz J 18/Jun/10 AltLd

led p1

Hidden 18/Jun/10 AltLd
JM 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ashley Clarke
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd
Ian Jones 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt

First seconded the crux pitch in 1977 when it was wet. The upper pitches are where the real quality lies so people who ab. off are a bit silly.

with Tim Clarke
mhairi thorburn 01/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

led 1st and 3rd pitch

with buzby
Dale ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

I lead 1st pitch and 3rd pitch every picth is ace gr8 route. We later found out that from the walk in or walk out dave somehow maganaged to get a tick on his bell end

with dave
pocketsarah 31/May/10 2nd O/S

1st pitch only then abbed off.

CharlieMack 31/May/10 Lead O/S

1st pitch and abd off. Really nice jamming action! Loved it.

Hidden 23/May/10 Lead dnf
rockrat 18/May/10 AltLd dnf

Backed off from the crux of the first pitch.

markfairbank 15/May/10 AltLd dog

Led P1 and 3. One rest on P1, slumped onto the gear just couldn't get my feet sorted with a good finger jam. First pitch is certainly meaty!! There goes another Hard Rock onsight!

with Ian Moore
Hidden 09/May/10 AltLd dnf
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd
jacobjlloyd 01/May/10 2nd β

In the pouring rain. A valiant lead in the conditions!

Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
RachelP 11/Sep/09 2nd
with Duncan, Chris
Christian Beck 08/Aug/09 AltLd

excellent route..pumpy crack..then varied and delicate traverses..in amazing positions!

Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
martrin 02/Jul/09 Lead
with Colin Smith
jim robertson 02/Jul/09 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Chris Wright 28/Jun/09 AltLd
Dave Rumney 31/May/09 AltLd

Tree with all tat at top of pitch 1 appears dead. Great exposure high up.

with Tanya Milner
ed edwards ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with mick
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
lithos 01/Jun/08 2nd dnf

P1 only - both knackered and saved by rain showers! Steep, well protected crack and bold slab

with alan walmsley
J1PEF ?/Jun/08 AltLd
centurion05 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Harth
Ram MkiV 12/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Tommy M
Alex Mason 12/May/08 Lead O/S

just first pitch, 'mans hvs' cracking pitch.

Hidden 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Rich Mayfield 31/Jul/07 AltLd

And Sir Chris Bonnington

mark4344 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S

1st pitch clean, climb gets worse higher up.Pitch 4 full of moss/lichen.

with Nick Coles
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd O/S
tatz45 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Led first (crux) and third pitches

Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
Lee Sheard ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Rob Greenwood
Adam Ellwood 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 14/Apr/07 AltLd

Led 2,4

Johann ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Dan Platt
simon kimber ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Adam Gill
Boxy 01/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3

Si dH 10/Jun/06 AltLd RP

Led all except 2nd pitch. Took one fall off first pitch, got back on and did it ok second go. Very polished first pitch, but superb. Probably worth E1 as now given in all the guidebooks (why not here?) although only because of the polish.

with Phil Payne
Stone Muppet ??/2006 -
jim robertson ??/2006 -
chrishedgehog ??/2006 AltLd

Probably solid E1 early in the season!

with S. Mead
climbalive 02/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

Dad lead pitch 1 and 3, I lead pitch 2 and 4.

Hidden 21/Aug/05 -
John Pickles 07/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/05 AltLd
Tim Steward 08/Jun/05 Lead
with Torran Elson
mike lawrence? 01/Jun/05 -
John Kettle ??/2005 AltLd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Chad123 ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Emily, Es
alasdair19 ??/2005 -

with Brian F

petegunn ??/2004 AltLd
with Stevie, Swail, Owen
Shaw Brown 29/Jun/03 AltLd
with David Jones
NickJH ??/2002 -
IanGilbertJones 08/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
mikej 06/May/00 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden ??/2000 -
bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
simon cox ??/2000 -
Bug ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
rurp 01/Aug/98 Lead O/S

with chris pre finals

Hidden 10/May/98 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/96 AltLd
lost.arrow 14/Jul/96 Lead dnf
with Iain Kerr
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Trobbo 04/Nov/95 AltLd
with john blower
michael burrows 02/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with richard parry
richparry ?/Jun/95 -
Cowflinger ?/May/95 Lead O/S
pingora 02/Jul/94 2nd O/S
with Nick
Dave Musgrove Jnr 17/Apr/94 AltLd
with Andy Forrest
Hidden ??/1994 AltLd
johno072 ??/1994 -
p.crooky#1 ??/1994 Lead
with Ecca
craig h 30/May/93 Lead O/S
with Stan
Steve Crowe 06/May/93 Lead O/S

Done before with Bob Bennett on 30 June 1985

with KM
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Mick King 22/Jul/92 AltLd

Lead P1 & 3

with Simon Walsh
keefe 27/Jun/92 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 27/Jun/92 -
with keefe
Hidden 07/Jun/92 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd O/S
prcleary ??/1991 -
Hidden ?/Sep/90 AltLd
babymoac 18/Aug/90 AltLd
with MTW
Hidden ?/Jul/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 2nd
Hidden ??/1990 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
andy gittins ??/1990 -
Hidden 20/May/89 Lead O/S
phardman 15/Oct/88 AltLd O/S
with Roger Gibbs
BigHairyIan 22/May/88 AltLd O/S
with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)
Hidden 07/May/88 AltLd
Dave Rumney ??/1988 -
DDDD ??/1987 AltLd O/S
with Chris Brown
MikeYouCanClimb 10/Jul/86 AltLd
with Dave Dowson
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
charlesmfrench 23/Oct/84 Lead O/S
mark-abz 16/Jun/84 Lead
with Walter P
TonyF 29/Apr/84 Lead O/S
with Tony Cox
Lone Rider 18/Apr/84 AltLd
with Al Scott
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Andy Say 28/Aug/83 Lead
with dave snowden
Rob Davies ?/Aug/83 2nd dnf

Angus spent long time nearly getting to top of P1, and I wasn't interested

with Angus McLean
Ivan Machin 16/Jun/82 Lead

Jon Mellor Dave Binney

with Jon Mellor
Hammy 07/Jun/82 Lead
with Tim Hulley
Hidden 24/Apr/82 AltLd
andybirtwistle 20/Apr/82 2nd
with Ian Kyle
telemark ??/1982 AltLd
with Jim Sutherland
mike bridges 13/Sep/81 AltLd O/S

think we did this in 4 pitches as in hard rock.kev led 1st pitch,then alt leads.

tapley 01/Sep/81 Lead
with Dave Kent
Nic Robinson 17/Apr/81 Lead O/S
with Nick Bond
KRB 13/Oct/80 AltLd O/S
with Mike Bridges
Mike C 25/Jun/80 AltLd
Brian Wilderspin 25/Jun/80 AltLd
with Mike C
Hidden ?/Jun/80 -
Andy Stephenson 05/May/80 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch, which I found strenuous. The rest of the climb was easy and enjoyable.

with Chris Plant
Hammy 04/May/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Nevil ?/Apr/80 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 -
redjerry ?/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Jim Melrose
Nigel Bond 08/Jun/79 Lead
with Andy Brown
Bruce Kerr 08/Jun/79 AltLd
with Rob Milne
Mark Kemball 28/Aug/78 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
uphillnow 16/Apr/78 -
with Al Bennett
D Tempest ?/Mar/78 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 AltLd O/S
petemeads 02/Aug/77 -
Mike Owen 31/Jul/77 -
with John Roberts
Pedro50 04/Jul/77 Lead O/S

Accidentally climbed the Tumbleweed Groove in the gathering gloom

with Peter Douglas
Chris Terrey ?/Jun/77 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
kalzum 22/May/77 AltLd O/S
with Steve Thorpe
GeoffG 22/May/77 AltLd
with tony bowker
GeoffG ?/May/77 AltLd
with tony bowker
greenbuoy ?/Apr/77 Lead O/S

First climb after winter lay-off; found the jamb strenuous but the hardest on the wall above

Rob Davies ?/Aug/76 2nd
with John Jones, Steve Platt
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/76 AltLd
with Chris Terrey
Marcus ??/1976 -
Hidden 15/Jun/75 AltLd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jul/74 AltLd
with Will Walker
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/74 AltLd
with Bob Millward
Martin Bennett 26/Jul/72 -
with RA
mikej 06/Jun/71 AltLd
with John Bickerdike
jcw 19/Sep/69 -
with Gordon McNair
Dave Musgrove 21/Jun/69 Lead
with Charlie Vigano, Bob Knapton
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