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[good belay, 3 kb]15m. 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.

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This climb is in 204 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Simnel - TR - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/14

Great route! Reaching for the flutings was exciting.
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Emma Parkinson

chris smith - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/14

malteserEd - Lead - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Dale Knox

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

Connorsgrandad - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Karl gregory

UnkArl - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Dad

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!!
Adamski1986 - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13 with Tim Rodgers

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/13

ewan i - 08/Jul/13

Felt steady, great route.
Hexman - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

wolverine - 2nd - 26/May/13 with dan parkes

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Sarah

sarahsuth - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Oliver Houston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/13

Great climb, has a little bit of everything.
blackreaver - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Mark, Will, Owen

georgedunton - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13

lovely route
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Greg, Lyon, Kat

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Apr/13

mcondon - 2nd - Apr/13

alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Ed Cromwell

Caspar - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12 with DUMC

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Joe Rudin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12

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.
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Kyoichi Aizawa

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Caspian James

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Robert Taylor

Roberttaylor - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/12 with Liam Ingram

hobblingfool - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Anders Convery

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Kerry Gutteridge

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/12

dakidunn - TR - 23/Jul/12

Simnel - TR - 23/Jul/12 with Mark

Klingon - Lead - 21/Jul/12 with Nimble

tlmarjot - Lead β - 03/Jun/12 with Juliette Baker, Tom Baker, Anna Wilding, Ben Lea

tomB - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Juliette

Darboak42 - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Pickles

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dan Short

Wayne A - Lead - 29/Mar/12 with Karen Pickering

Worth the quick stop to tick off, before heading on to Bowden
petegunn - Lead - 08/Mar/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/12

aleckirby - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/12

cballard - 2012

Another lovely climb. Lead then solo'd
mike reed - Solo - 2012

ecromwell - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Alex Mathie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/11

benj_d - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

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!
honourableschoolboy - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/11 with Sutty

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/11 with Cheese

tom.n.walker - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Han Griffiths

smollett - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with Miles Taylor

TheHorroffice - AltLd - 27/Jul/11

Adrianw - 2nd - 29/Jun/11 with Neil Cranston

Trevera - Lead - 29/Jun/11 with Eva Diran

mikemontain - 19/Jun/11 with alison williams

Lovely route. Good gear sometimes hard to find, but fair at HVS
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Andy W

Really good climb, totally enjoyed it
Sars99 - TR O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Pete Briggs, Sam Fayers

samfayers - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with pete, sars

s.scott - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

a13x - 2nd O/S - 12/May/11 with Jordan Phethean

pudding - Lead O/S - 12/May/11 with alex peace

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 05/May/11 with Jon

jmjw - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Bob B, KevinW

odox - Lead - 07/Apr/11 with Joe Spoor, Oli Warlow

robinsi197 - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Piotr

Ok until move near the top after short right traverse. Not hard just made a mess of it.
Klingon - 2nd - 25/Mar/11 with Steve Kirkup

TomAnderson11 - TR O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Kayleigh Thompson

Hidden - 2nd β - 2011

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 2011

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.
Jayson Keable - Lead O/S - 2011 with John

hodge192 - Lead RP - 2011

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Alec, Huw, Dave Warburton

Lovely. Found fluting intimidating, until sampling the holds. Unfortunately the collection of rope grooves left by inconsiderate top-ropers is very upsetting.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Katherine Shaw

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 27/Aug/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Mark D

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Laurence Everitt

RuthC - 2nd - 18/Aug/10 with Matt Maynard

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

Trevera - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Martina

Anthony1 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/10 with John L

Simnel - TR - 04/Aug/10 with Tony S

Awesome climb.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 03/Aug/10 with Jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/10

jameslord - 2nd - 07/Jul/10 with chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

sarah hawker - TR dnf - 03/Jul/10 with Random climbers

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/10

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
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Andy Chisholm

odox - Lead - 23/Jun/10 with Elizabeth Kerr

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/10

maggie505 - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Ian Norman

gdsmnorm - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

hawkins321 - 2nd β - 22/Jun/10 with craig mcmahon

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Ursula

Simnel - TR - 17/Jun/10 with Paul Young, Paul Smith

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Jun/10

duncman - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Matt Dowson

alisonsmigova - 2nd - 31/May/10

Craig McMahon - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Sarah Follman

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/10

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.
davidwright - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

clarky - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with sam webb

the real dave - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Rutter

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Joe

riven - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chriswallis2

First lead of the new year
mikecollins - Lead β - 21/Mar/10 with stg

scott gibson - 2010

Dan J M - Lead O/S - 2010

Think its time i got out of trainers and bought myself some stickies !
LeeForsyth - TR RP - 09/Sep/09

AndrewShanks - 2nd β - 09/Sep/09 with Neil Morbey

rgd1977 - TR - 07/Sep/09

akhutton88 - 2nd - 09/Jul/09

stukent - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Ian Birtwistle

odox - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Stu Kent

Em66 - Lead - 12/Jun/09 with Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

soooo good
AndyL - Lead O/S - 19/May/09 with ducky

the first flake was very dirty, but it didn't spoil the route much.
CalumC - Lead O/S - 19/May/09 with Helena Robinson

Excellent climb, one of the best I've lead.
andyhutch77 - Lead - 12/May/09 with Marc Tomlinson

pumpy,fairly bold at points,but very nice.
Trefo - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Josh Wyatt

oliwarlow - Lead - 07/May/09 with Polly

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Adam Rawlings; Nick milley

PenJD - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Duz Walker

cat22 - 2nd dnf - 26/Apr/09 with Mike

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Christian Svensson, Claire Newlands, Pavla Pospiclalova and Walter Robison

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with The Purple Pimpernel

went in a bit weak at the end of the day, worked out ok in the end. a bit dusty though!
timcussins - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Kiri

brayg01 - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Fergus

Tried to solo it, but not convinced by long reach!
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 22/Mar/09 with Duncan and Steve

I found this quite hard. Especially the pumpy haul in the middle. Probably just early season weakness.
decs - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Steve

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd O/S - 2009

Simnel - TR - 2009 with Andy T

yarbles - Lead - 2009

arrang - Lead β - 2009

Bit dirty for 3 star route and fairly steady jug pulling, no memorable moves as such...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Emily

Trevera - 2nd - 15/Jun/08

jonnie3430 - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with Pete and Tomo

Woodiee - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/08 with Si Litchfield

Russell Lovett - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/07 with andrew haigh

Finally did the full on lead (no pre placed gear, no pre made anchor and no top rope practices before hand)
Spangle12 - Lead β - 11/Sep/07 with Rolfy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/07

Ade7 - TR dnf - 16/Aug/07 with Taity

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07

hartke - TR O/S - 18/May/07

Ben Gilbert - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/07 with Andy C

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Will

JonBrett - 08/Apr/07 with Oli Hutchinson

Couldn't get past the flutings, will try again this year at some point.
Taity - TR dnf - 2007 with Adrian Mortimer

GPN - Lead - Nov/06 with Paul James

Flake start is typical sandstone layback. Pumpy up into the flutings and then just tiptoe across to the groove
snowcat - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/06 with Steve Orrell

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
saph - TR O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Neil, Murph and Pheonix

Colin Matheson - 2nd - 21/Jun/06 with Steve NMC & Phil NMC

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
saph - TR dnf - 16/Jun/06 with Pheonix, Murph

Murph - TR O/S - 2006 with Pheonix

Murph - 2nd O/S - 2006 with jim

Chris Plewa - 2nd - Jun/05

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jun/04

David Ballantyne - Lead O/S - 13/May/04 with Laura Johnson

Great climb - would love to have the bottle to lead it one day!
AndyBee - TR - May/04 with Miles

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/01

Climbster - Lead O/S - 28/May/00

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/99

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/99

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Jun/98

Trobbo - TR - 27/Apr/98 with cliff robson

michaelb1 - Lead O/S - Oct/97 with J Herb

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96

JiveWeasel - 2nd - May/95 with Tall Paul

akamini - Lead - Sep/94

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jul/93

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/92 with DK and SG

kato'sdad - Lead - 1992 with Bear Sports

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 28/Aug/89

Brilliant route. It pays not to fuss with gear and just keep moving for the fun of it.
allmag - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/89

climbingmark - Lead - 19/Aug/89

Roget - Lead O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

andy tetsill - TR - Nov/85

Mark Kemball - Solo - 05/May/80

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 11/Nov/79 with Roy Williamson

Hidden - Lead - 1979

Mike C - 2nd - 20/Jul/78 with John Griffiths

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1974 with Will Walker

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Voting
Total votes cast 75
hard E10 of 26
E10 of 26
easy E10 of 26
hard HVS1 of 26
HVS23 of 26
easy HVS2 of 26
hard VS0 of 26
VS0 of 26
easy VS0 of 26
hard 5b0 of 26
5b0 of 26
easy 5b0 of 26
hard 5a1 of 26
5a22 of 26
easy 5a3 of 26
hard 4c0 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 204 (2.9%)
Lead108 of 204 (52.9%)
Followed60 of 204 (29.4%)
Toproped22 of 204 (10.8%)
Alt Leads3 of 204 (1.5%)
Unknown5 of 204 (2.5%)

'Climbed'76 of 204 (37.3%)
clean O/S98 of 204 (48.0%)
clean β9 of 204 (4.4%)
clean rpt7 of 204 (3.4%)
clean RP2 of 204 (1.0%)
dogged3 of 204 (1.5%)
dnf9 of 204 (4.4%)