Rockfax Description
16m. The classic of the crag; a fine line with good and well protected climbing throughout. Climb the flake and/or the wall just left to the break, move left a little then pull over using the flutings to gain the upper wall. Move right to skirt the overhangs then finish up the pleasant left-trending groove. Please avoid top-roping this route; the cliff top is getting very eroded from badly placed top-ropes. Photo opposite. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic County.

Hidden 01/Nov Lead O/S
SPD224 31/Aug 2nd
with Andy Bunnage
FraserMcClennan 12/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun Lead O/S
djbeaumont 16/Jun Lead O/S
with Al Horsefield
Antoine1 11/Jun TR

Hung the carabiner over the edge to avoid any damage to the rock. Atti's 5 year old daughter climbed / was hauled up!

with Atti
Tom McCabe 01/Jun Lead O/S
with Galaad Loup
Adamski1986 12/May 2nd
stub1990 12/May Lead O/S
with Adam Gregg
garyb1442 12/May 2nd
cpforbes 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Gabe Oliver 16/Apr Lead O/S

This and Ranadon in an evening. Great climbing!

Hidden 15/Apr 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr Lead O/S
Klingon 12/Apr Lead
with Andy
robertmichaeladams 11/Apr Lead

Quality all the way

with Toodoo, Mark A, Tim
Adamski1986 08/Apr Lead
Tim Rodgers 08/Apr 2nd
Paul Figg 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Rachel Antill
Klingon 13/Sep/14 Lead
with Clyde
Keith Swainson 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Thoms6974 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Keith
Simnel 26/Jul/14 TR
with Tim
Matthew Robinson 08/Jul/14 Solo
with shunt
carlh 20/May/14 Lead rpt

Climbed with John Makin.

MikeLell 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great route! Reaching for the flutings was exciting.

with Emma Parkinson
chris smith 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead
malteserEd 09/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
mark4344 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dale Knox
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd
Connorsgrandad 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
UnkArl 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
Adamski1986 10/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Pissed about with a poor but placement and lost bathe bottle to climb the route. Found better gear after abbing down, will get it next time for sure!!

carlh 10/Jul/13 Lead
ewan i 08/Jul/13 -
Hexman 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Felt steady, great route.

Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Oliver Houston 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah
sarahsuth 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead dnf
Alpenglow 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Great climb, has a little bit of everything.

with Mark, Will, Owen
georgedunton 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Lunar25 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

lovely route

with Greg, Lyon, Kat
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead β
mcondon ?/Apr/13 2nd
alexm198 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S

2nd in the dark, due to a late start. Good conditions compared to the rest of Crag Very pumpy climb. War cries were required to push through the Flutes.

lcullum7 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Liam Ingram 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S
hobblingfool 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
David Stevens 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Anders Convery
williamsd79 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 09/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd dog
dakidunn 23/Jul/12 TR
Simnel 23/Jul/12 TR
with Mark
Klingon 21/Jul/12 Lead
with Nimble
tlmarjot 03/Jun/12 Lead β
with Juliette Baker, Tom Baker, Anna Wilding, Ben Lea
tomB 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Darboak42 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 22/May/12 2nd
with Pickles
Bisteris 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
Wayne A 29/Mar/12 Lead
with Karen Pickering
petegunn 08/Mar/12 Lead

Worth the quick stop to tick off, before heading on to Bowden

with Davina
Hidden 08/Mar/12 2nd O/S
aleckirby 01/Feb/12 2nd O/S
cballard ??/2012 -
mike reed ??/2012 Solo

Another lovely climb. Lead then solo'd

ecromwell 24/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
carlh 07/Oct/11 Lead rpt

A rare dry rock day, if a little windy! Took the oportunity to grab a handful of classics - made a nice change from practicing rescues in the wet! Shocked to see that the anchor boulder at the top of the route has been dislodged and thrown to the bottom of the crag! Thankfully it hasn't damaged the route!

benj_d 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
honourableschoolboy 22/Aug/11 Lead dnf

cruised the flake and got to the break but couldnt commit to the next move. Sutty stepped up and finished. Felt comfortable seconding on a toprope.. will be back!

with Sutty
ianjfsutcliffe 21/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Cheese
tom.n.walker 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
y2keable 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Epic climb. The bottom's dirty and there's no gear for the first handful of moves but the holds are good, reaching for the flutes is quite committed too. Quality climb with real exposure.

with John
smollett 28/Jul/11 Lead
with Miles Taylor
TheHorroffice 27/Jul/11 AltLd
Adrianw 29/Jun/11 2nd
with Neil Cranston
Trevera 29/Jun/11 Lead
with Eva Diran
mikemontain 19/Jun/11 -
with alison williams
jonny taylor 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Lovely route. Good gear sometimes hard to find, but fair at HVS

with Andy W
Sars99 01/Jun/11 TR O/S

Really good climb, totally enjoyed it

samfayers 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with pete, sars
s.scott 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/11 2nd dog
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
carlh 19/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
a13x 12/May/11 2nd O/S
pudding 12/May/11 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 05/May/11 2nd
with Jon Lee
jmjw 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Bob B, KevinW
odox 07/Apr/11 Lead
robinsi197 03/Apr/11 2nd
with Piotr
Klingon 25/Mar/11 2nd

Ok until move near the top after short right traverse. Not hard just made a mess of it.

TomAnderson11 21/Mar/11 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd β
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead O/S
hodge192 ??/2011 Lead RP
Ewan Russell 23/Oct/10 Solo O/S
barney800 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Lovely. Found fluting intimidating, until sampling the holds. Unfortunately the collection of rope grooves left by inconsiderate top-ropers is very upsetting.

with Katherine Shaw
Anthony Dixon 27/Aug/10 Lead
Laurence Everitt 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mark D
Mark D 24/Aug/10 2nd O/S
RuthC 18/Aug/10 2nd
mattyork2 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Trevera 15/Aug/10 Lead
with Martina
Anthony1 04/Aug/10 TR O/S
with John L
Simnel 04/Aug/10 TR
with Tony S
Richard Alderton 03/Aug/10 2nd

Awesome climb.

with Jon Lee
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead
jameslord 07/Jul/10 2nd
with chris
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
sarah hawker 03/Jul/10 TR dnf
with Random climbers
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
David Bulley 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Ran it out a bit from the beginning flake to after the flutings, so had to cleverly drop a hex below into the flutings hehe

odox 23/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd
maggie505 22/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian Norman
gdsmnorm 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
hawkins321 22/Jun/10 2nd β
NaomiHart 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Ursula
Simnel 17/Jun/10 TR
with Paul Young, Paul Smith
Hidden 17/Jun/10 TR dog
duncman 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Dowson
alisonsmigova 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 2nd
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
davidwright 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Pro a bit too distant and thin when going for the crux to be regarded as good. Needs at least 2 3-3.5 cams.

Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
clarky 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with sam webb
the real dave 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Rutter
Chriswallis2 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
riven 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mikecollins 21/Mar/10 Lead β

First lead of the new year

with stg
scott gibson ??/2010 -
Dan J M ??/2010 Lead O/S
LeeForsyth 09/Sep/09 TR RP

Think its time i got out of trainers and bought myself some stickies !

AndrewShanks 09/Sep/09 2nd β
with Neil Morbey
rgd1977 07/Sep/09 TR
akhutton88 09/Jul/09 2nd
stukent 25/Jun/09 2nd O/S
odox 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Em66 12/Jun/09 Lead
with Jack
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
AndyL 19/May/09 Lead O/S

soooo good

with ducky
CalumC 19/May/09 Lead O/S

the first flake was very dirty, but it didn't spoil the route much.

with Helena Robinson
andyhutch77 12/May/09 Lead

Excellent climb, one of the best I've lead.

with Marc Tomlinson
Trefo 07/May/09 Lead O/S

pumpy,fairly bold at points,but very nice.

with Josh Wyatt
oliwarlow 07/May/09 Lead
with Polly
Peter Holder 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Rawlings; Nick milley
PenJD 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
cat22 26/Apr/09 2nd dnf
with Mike
Ian Jones 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Christian Svensson, Claire Newlands, Pavla Pospiclalova and Walter Robison
daWalt 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
timcussins 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

went in a bit weak at the end of the day, worked out ok in the end. a bit dusty though!

with Kiri
brayg01 03/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Fergus
Chad123 22/Mar/09 AltLd rpt

Tried to solo it, but not convinced by long reach!

with Duncan and Steve
decs 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

I found this quite hard. Especially the pumpy haul in the middle. Probably just early season weakness.

with Steve
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd O/S
Simnel ??/2009 TR
with Andy T
yarbles ??/2009 Lead
arrang ??/2009 Lead β
Chad123 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Bit dirty for 3 star route and fairly steady jug pulling, no memorable moves as such...

with Emily
Trevera 15/Jun/08 2nd
jonnie3430 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Pete and Tomo
Woodiee 25/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 14/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with andrew haigh
Spangle12 11/Sep/07 Lead β

Finally did the full on lead (no pre placed gear, no pre made anchor and no top rope practices before hand)

with Rolfy
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Ade7 16/Aug/07 TR dnf
with Taity
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
hartke 18/May/07 TR O/S
Ben Gilbert 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andy C
gaz.marshall 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Will
JonBrett 08/Apr/07 -
with Oli Hutchinson
Taity ??/2007 TR dnf

Couldn't get past the flutings, will try again this year at some point.

GPN ?/Nov/06 Lead
snowcat 16/Aug/06 2nd O/S

Flake start is typical sandstone layback. Pumpy up into the flutings and then just tiptoe across to the groove

with Steve Orrell
saph 26/Jul/06 TR O/S

Getting onto this is scarily hard if you're little like me. More chuffed I managed to get on it this time without help over everything else

with Neil, Murph and Pheonix
Colin Matheson 21/Jun/06 2nd
with Steve NMC & Phil NMC
saph 16/Jun/06 TR dnf

Despite the Northumberland start, got stuck at the flutings and didn't have the strength to haul myself up. Will try again before the end of the summer

with Pheonix, Murph
Murph ??/2006 TR O/S
with Pheonix
Murph ??/2006 2nd O/S
with jim
Chris Plewa ?/Jun/05 2nd
Topsy Turvy ??/2005 Lead O/S

might have been my first HVS. Date approximate.

with Dan Hattle
Hidden 28/Aug/04 2nd β
Hidden 05/Jun/04 Solo
David Ballantyne 13/May/04 Lead O/S
with Laura Johnson
AndyBee ?/May/04 TR

Great climb - would love to have the bottle to lead it one day!

with Miles
Urgles ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ?/Jul/01 2nd
Climbster 28/May/00 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/99 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/98 2nd β
Trobbo 27/Apr/98 TR
with cliff robson
michaelb1 ?/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with J Herb
Ritchyrich82 18/Aug/97 2nd O/S
Chris Reid 30/Mar/97 Lead O/S
John Pickles 12/Oct/96 Lead O/S
JiveWeasel ?/May/95 2nd
with Tall Paul
akamini ?/Sep/94 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/93 Solo
Tony Little 08/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
kato'sdad ??/1992 Lead
with Bear Sports
FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Andrew Soward
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/89 Lead
allmag 20/Aug/89 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. It pays not to fuss with gear and just keep moving for the fun of it.

climbingmark 19/Aug/89 Lead
Roget ?/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with chris jones, jim
Steve Crowe 29/Apr/87 Solo O/S

circa 1988

andy tetsill ?/Nov/85 TR
Mark Kemball 05/May/80 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 -
andybirtwistle ??/1980 -
Bruce Kerr 11/Nov/79 2nd
with Roy Williamson
telemark ??/1979 Lead
Mike C 20/Jul/78 2nd
with John Griffiths
Neil R ??/1977 Lead
with David M
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1974 Lead
with Will Walker
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