37m. Excellent slab climbing, bold in places.
Start in the centre of the slab at the top of the gully underneath Kennel Wall and the imposing hanging slab of One Step Beyond. Climb the slab, rightwards at first and then cut back left across the blank wall to the obvious flake. Ascend straight up for a few metres then move right to the obvious groove in the overhang. Climb the groove to finish.

RG Hutchinson, JW Earl 02/Jul/1978

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Best slab climbs of the UK, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Hidden 01/Oct -
westaway 13/Sep Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 15/Aug TR
with Paul Beds
beds74 15/Aug TR
with Peter Metcalfe
sparkass 17/Jun Lead O/S

An excellent route, let down by the potential escape route at the crux. Full value and highly recommended!

with Iain Steele and Owain Lewis
steely 17/Jun 2nd
owain-1978 17/Jun 2nd

Kinda wish I'd left this for the onsight. Cracking route, right up my street.

tsl42 23/May 2nd O/S
with Mark Challoner
Hidden 23/Apr Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
apd 03/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with J Smith
James S 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S

A few fairly spicy moves a long way above gear! If you get a chance to relax though this really is a wonderful climb. Top end e2 though!

with gem
tmawer 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Outstanding slab pitch and a top lead by Tony. Bold, technical and absorbing climbing. 3*

with Tony
Hidden 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S
dodfoster 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Teappleby 06/Jul/14 Lead dnf

got up the ledges, but couldn't commit to the slopey ledge and so bailed up left.

amccann 03/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Matthew Ferrier 03/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Everything it's hyped up to be.

Peter Holder 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Katy Forrester
esther ?/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead β
Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Dave Musgrove 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Definitive Lakeland E2 5b and well worth its 3 star status. Lovely climb with bags of interest.

Diggler 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Exciting stuff

with Calder
Calder 28/Jun/14 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
Hidden ?/May/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Ed Booth 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Anna Pugh
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
david morse 10/Aug/13 2nd β
with chris todd
mshorter 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with erika
Mike_Gannon 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Sam Soloman
Mike_Gannon 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Sam Soloman
petegunn 05/Jul/13 Lead

Quite necky for E2. Glad I did One Step Beyond first!

with Davina
Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
myoung ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Jon
Nick Clement 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Paul Figg 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Rachel Antill, Nick Cement
cem 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Intense! Very bold and definitely E2 but probably 5b, as in the most recent FRCC guide, rather than 5c.

Danny Crump 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead rpt
amccann 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 07/May/13 TR O/S
with Roger Chaldecott
Hidden ?/Apr/13 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
melonmike 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Borg, Jack Metcalfe
tomhull 07/Oct/12 2nd β


with Dom Bush
theotherpetehill 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Caroline Culwick, Chris Allan
chrisallan 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
simon1965 15/Jul/12 2nd
samrad 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Joel
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
nakedave 04/Jun/12 Lead
Em66 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Si Wooley, Mat
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd dnf
DaveAtkinson 06/May/12 TR
with P.Cannon
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd
Petarghh 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead
Chad123 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Defo 5b not 5c and defo E2 due to the runout to the flake which was a little exciting. The top half is better than the bottom half which felt a bit wandering, the top has lovely technical moves with spaced gear to keep you interested all the way to the top. 3*

sophiecb 10/Mar/12 2nd

Fun route to second. Wouldn't have fancied leading this due to bold nature of route and quirky gear placements.

with Chad
Hidden 25/Feb/12 TR O/S
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 TR
Hidden 01/Oct/11 TR
Rachel Slater 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Olli-C 28/Aug/11 2nd


beds74 03/Aug/11 -


harold walmsley 29/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Good and bold. Above the gear in several places. Would be a horrible fall if you fluffed it reaching the flake.

with Colin Struthers
gb05 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Claireee 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with ben robinson, Gareth brading
barni 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ami
Lee Sheard 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Adam
Adam1973 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd
Glenn Sutcliffe 29/Apr/11 -
with Nick Wharton
tmawer 20/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Jaime Robertson
Bob ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tim newton 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

I think I missed some gear, and it felt quite hard 5b. definately not easy e2 off the gear I found

darlolad 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
tom106 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with tom green
rockrat 03/Aug/10 2nd β
with Luke Jones
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Awesome, scary, reachy! I sort of consider this sort of climbing my strength, bold slabbyness but almost got schooled. the top is reachy and I couldn't reach a good gear placement so had a skyhook and precarious sling. the reachy moves felt hard for 5b but I'm 5ft6. rain showers and strong winds also made the balancey moves feel tricksome. a sweet route!

with Bubbles
Conan 25/May/10 2nd O/S


with Rick Gordon
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
C coldwell-storry 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
GPN 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route - better and harder than Aphasia I thought.

with Annette
net 26/Apr/09 2nd
with George
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hardonicus 28/Dec/08 Lead dnf

Backed off, too bold for me. Seems the the peg has disappeared also. Whether this increases the boldness much is debatable if the correct line is taken?

Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/08 2nd
climbingpixie 28/Jun/08 2nd

Brilliant route!

with Andy Hobson
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead dnf
DavidEvans 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/07 2nd O/S
chicken88 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Tom Kirkpatrick
Hidden 11/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
John Kettle ??/2006 2nd
John Kettle ??/2005 Lead
Peter Metcalfe ?/Aug/04 2nd

Fell off near the top. But a nice route. Good lead Mr. Fiend :-)

Dave Kerr 01/May/04 Lead
with Jill Kerr
Hidden 10/Apr/03 Lead O/S
nige 26/Jul/02 Lead
with john buckley
Shaw Brown ?/May/02 2nd
with ron kenyon
Andysomething 18/Jun/00 TR
with Jo Woodward
rob.grafton 30/Apr/00 Lead
with Bruce
bullybones ??/2000 -
clive-greenwood 12/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Hannah
Hidden 26/Jul/99 2nd rpt
babymoac 22/Aug/97 TR
Hidden 06/Jul/97 2nd
Andy Say 17/Sep/94 Lead
Rich Kirby 26/May/91 Lead O/S
with Ian Kirby
Steve Crowe ??/1991 2nd

circa 1991

with KM
Hidden 03/Aug/89 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Nick Keekus
keefe ??/1989 -
Carl Hamer ?/Jul/87 TR O/S
with Ben Geary
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
andybirtwistle 07/Jun/86 Lead

Bonnington and Hinkes at the crag.Bonners took pics of me leading it:)

with Ian Kyle
Hidden ?/May/85 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/81 Lead
Lord of Starkness ??/1980 2nd
with Dave Bowen
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