45m. Start 2m right of Lakeland Cragsman.
Climb the thin crack right of Lakeland Cragsman through the left hand of three breaks in the overhang. Thin moves lead up and left until a rightward slanting ramp/groove can be followed to a narrow ledge. Pull into a corner on the right and hand traverse the horizontal crack leftwards to pull out left. Follow easier ground to the top.

R. McHaffie and J. Bosher Sep/1991

Ticklists: Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's.

Hidden 15/Oct Lead O/S
aljones91 02/Oct 2nd
A Mountain Journey 30/Sep 2nd

Another splendid route, seconded after leading Lakeland cragsman

Sam_Marsland 30/Sep Lead O/S
BernNolan 27/Sep 2nd
with Rachel
John Kettle 14/Sep -


Klingon 14/Sep Lead
with JK
PeteWilson 09/Sep Lead O/S

much better than Lakeland cragsman and much closer to the grade. very good pitch

with Simon Nadin, James, John P, Dave
Helen Boothman 06/Sep Lead O/S
joe.91 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Cam
Andy Chambers 29/Jun Lead O/S
with Danijela Simanic
BTphonehome 14/Jun Lead O/S

Enjoyable climbing but midges stopped play after finishing - unbearable!

with Kasha
kasha_gregson 14/Jun 2nd
with Bram
joe_lancs 11/Jun 2nd
Mowglee 04/Jun Lead O/S
with Ali
tmawer 24/Apr 2nd rpt
with Mike Norbry
steely 22/Apr Lead O/S
owain-1978 22/Apr 2nd
uphillnow ??/2015 -
JohnBear 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Ryan
mcglenr25 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/14 2nd β
gav 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The best of the three IMO. Never too hard, but really good moves. Slightly committing for a short section but not overly so.

with Dave
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
r_o_b_h2 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
bullwinkle 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Bart
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
The Ivanator 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A bit more sustained than Lakeland Cragsman, another great route.

with Rich
Rich God 3 17/Jul/14 2nd
Steven Carter 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt
ClareM.123 02/Jul/14 2nd O/S
joem 02/Jul/14 Lead
with clure
twoplates 29/Jun/14 Lead
with Adam Milward
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Elsier 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Adrian
JanBella 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with frazer
alpinismo.uk 24/Jun/14 2nd
with kev
Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 2nd
BigTone 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
abbeywall 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Mike, K
Mike-W-99 14/Jun/14 2nd

A's lead

with K, abbeywall
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
olekemi 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Mark G
Chelsey Robinson 14/May/14 2nd O/S


with Andrew Senior
pebbles 03/May/14 Lead

no memory of doing this before but according to my logbook I have previously seconded. retro flash ;-)

with helen, megan beaumont
helin 03/May/14 2nd
with peri, megan
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead rpt
Ben1983 03/May/14 2nd
Nigel Coe 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Bob Mott, Pete Kelly
Hidden 29/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/14 -
Em66 ??/2014 Lead
with Mat
maria85 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S

I'm sure this is a great route, but I was nearly munched alive by a gigantic spider with beady red eyes, AND rained on. Humph. ;-)

with Jules
Rog Wilko 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Rob Rocket, Bedspring
Rob Rocket 27/Jul/13 2nd

Sans root for the full experience

Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 -
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Martyn Nicholson 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
ColinD 13/Jul/13 2nd
with Roger CC
Pete Rigby 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/13 Lead
martrin 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Paul Cook
Andrew1 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Hulda
55pete55 05/Jun/13 2nd
thegoatstroker 03/Jun/13 Lead


with Chris Cox
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
SPD224 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Siderunner 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with John E
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Rob Rocket 04/May/13 2nd
Scooter Young 04/May/13 Lead
robbo157 ??/2013 -
robbo157 ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S
mksmith35 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 22/Sep/12 2nd
Little AndyH 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ross.Cooper 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
Conan 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Grey, Ken Taylor
tomhull 14/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Danjones 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great slab route and plenty of gear, + great friction.

with John H
SPD224 26/May/12 2nd
with William Day, Martin Smith
Charlie Zephyr Booth 26/May/12 -
with martin broadhurst
55pete55 23/May/12 2nd
Rachel Somerville 23/May/12 2nd
with Ian W
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd
lukerockwalker 31/Mar/12 Lead


with Christina Turtle
christinaturtle1 31/Mar/12 2nd


Peter Holder 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Jack Tomlinson
Jim Slater 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Gavin Singleton
jacktomlinson 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Holder
Woodiee 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

awesome - feels soft for HVS but you wouldnt want to fall!

with sam webb
Hidden 23/Mar/12 2nd
Tom Keaveny 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

dirty and wet

D Tempest 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Mark D
Mark D 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mikemontain 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Ash Peake
J1PEF 28/Jul/11 Lead
with beds
beds74 27/Jul/11 2nd
iwebster59017 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Kirsty810202 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko 04/Jul/11 2nd
with Zoe Wilkinson & Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Livingstone, Chris Michalak
garburn 16/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
J25 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Czech George
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
DaveAtkinson ?/Jun/11 2nd

Top quality. Harder and more intersting than LC.

with Haydn Keith, P.Cannon
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd
Mark D 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine
Steve Lenartowicz 29/Apr/11 -
tomhull 28/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with rin
Andrew Wilson 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lukerockwalker 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S

nice warm up, stunning vistas.

with Chris Swanepol, Simon green
cat22 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mike
Petarghh 23/Mar/11 2nd
Jack Loftus 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 19/Mar/11 2nd
simonandstacy ??/2011 -

Fantastic climb, great weather and what a view!!

with chris swanepol, Chad
Hidden ??/2011 -
Adam1973 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
jlury 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Adam
Nigel Coe 13/Oct/10 2nd
with Amnon
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Adam1973 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 04/Sep/10 2nd

Delightful. The best HVS on the crag.

with Adam
Lee Sheard 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with John Hubbard
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jon bradley 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Huw Howells
Lawrie Brand 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Quality route!

with Mina
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
jonny taylor 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Andy B
ablackett 20/Jun/10 Lead
with Jonny
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jeanie
Diggler 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Calder
Calder 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
cheeky 11/Jun/10 2nd dog

Foot slipped whilst I was removing gear with both hands.

with Dave T
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
joe king 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with dave melottte, dan towns
DanT 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Dave Melotte, Paul Rowlands
Dave Warburton 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Better than LC.

with 80's Pete
jl 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Penny
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 15/May/10 2nd
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
twoplates 03/May/10 2nd O/S
with dave sharpe
Katharine.eaton 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
Adam1973 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
stewart murray 18/Apr/10 2nd
martrin 17/Apr/10 Lead
with Colin Smith
mbambi 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with will williamson
pebbles 11/Apr/10 2nd
with chris gooder
Mark Kemball 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 09/Mar/10 2nd
rockrat 09/Mar/10 2nd β
Topsy Turvy ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Dan Hattle
Little AndyH 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
barney800 17/Oct/09 2nd
jimdanson 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Steph
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
duzinga 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Pete
stoat 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
markfairbank 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mick D
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead
jadm2 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
mattcyp88 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
cheeky 09/Jun/09 2nd
mark4344 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S

brilliant route,consistent for grade, with no real crux or let up in the climbing. good pro when needed.

with Matt Payne
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
stoat 30/May/09 2nd
with andy
Mountain Llama 30/May/09 Lead
with Paul S
Kirill 29/May/09 Lead O/S


cem 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
DanT 24/May/09 2nd O/S

James had a rope thrown down on him whilst leading with no warning from above.

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
malc 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with JT
chrisallan ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

First route in Lakes. Maybe fatigued from journey/slog uphill, but didn't consider it mild at HVS. That said, I didn't find anything easy that w/e.

with Simon Denison
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S


with Matt
Marq 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
George Bassant 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Robin Steels
mikemartin 05/Apr/09 2nd
Jack Shepherd 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Martin
Hidden 16/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Tom Phillips 16/Mar/09 2nd
with dick
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 26/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/08 2nd
john lynch 23/Jul/08 Lead


with mike lynch
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
daveclarke5 07/Jun/08 Lead β

Had seconded it a couple of years ago

with Russell
Hidden 03/Jun/08 Lead
John Pickles 03/Jun/08 2nd
lithos 31/May/08 2nd
with alan walmsley
Different Steve 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Guy Reid
SteveM 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
martrin 21/May/08 2nd
with Colin Smith
Franco Cookson OLD 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
red1200 17/May/08 -
Caralynh 17/May/08 2nd
Hidden 13/May/08 2nd
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
gilldando 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S

loved it- second HVS, nice hand traverse

with Mike
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd
nakedave ?/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
colin milton 26/Aug/07 2nd
with ian dunbar
Marvino 22/Jul/07 Lead

An amazing climb and worth the slog up on its own. Was wet at the start and the hand traverse making the latter a little more exciting.

with Jamie
SMc ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
tomhull ??/2007 -
petegunn ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
plain kitten ??/2007 AltLd
jimkeeley 10/Sep/06 Lead

Some muppet has taken the insitu hammerd in nuts from the top. to abb off so you have to down climb a lttle and traverse right to the tree with a chain.

Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Johnny
rob askew 12/Jul/06 2nd O/S

ian lead...towards the top rather than moving off left he followed a crack line up the slab...which we later found wasnt the route :-p

with ian
Shaw Brown 01/Jul/06 2nd
with David Jones
Rob Davies ?/Jul/06 Lead
Tom Phillips 15/Jun/06 2nd
with leo
Hammy 13/Jun/06 2nd
with Chris Chilcott
ewen ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Aug/05 2nd O/S
chris sm ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 -
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Wayne S ??/2005 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/04 2nd O/S
ianburton ??/2004 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Andy C
John Brayshaw 06/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 06/Jul/03 Lead rpt
steveP ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/03 Lead

Another excellent find.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Shaw Brown 05/May/03 Lead
with ron kenyon
chris skipton ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S

Great route. Tree belay gone. Found thread belay at LH end of grass ledge.

with Hemo
John Kettle ??/2002 Lead
AlexD 27/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Barry
Hidden 26/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/01 AltLd
joe king 20/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with helen lambert
Dave Musgrove ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Steve Coates
Hidden ??/2001 -
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/96 -
Hammy 11/Jun/95 2nd
with Pete Robinson
djmarko75 ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
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