Rockfax Description
Just brilliant; the best route here. Great climbing, great positions, and good rock. The lower traverse (crux) takes you to the base of a soaring arete; follow this, on its left side, to an exposed finale. © Rockfax

Ticklists: UK Lonely Leads.

richy85 10/Oct Lead O/S

Great traverse out over the sea then a pleasant climb up the arete

with George
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep -
Hidden 31/Aug Lead O/S
Paul Baxter 29/Aug Lead O/S

Traverse is easy compared to the bold upper section. One key hold feels slightly loose as well.

with Dave
Montecore 18/Aug Lead O/S

Massive ground fall potential - no fear between 5 and 20 metres

with Ciara Silke
Rebecca North 15/Aug 2nd O/S
with Tom
MoWalker3 08/Aug -
with CraigC, DavidK
Hidden 17/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul 2nd O/S
hazeysunshine 15/Jul Lead O/S
with Claire
ayuplass 15/Jul 2nd
with hazel
j4kub 21/Jun Lead O/S
with claire gibson
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
Pinguville 04/Jun 2nd O/S

found the traverse delicate , nice climbing once on the arete , there is gear as long as you have plenty of small/micros

with George
Hidden 04/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
doyle12 24/May Lead
with Dan S
mark12345 24/May Lead
with rich brown
Keenb 24/May Lead
with Andy Elliott
Hidden 23/May Lead
Norman_P_W 23/May 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 26/Sep/14 2nd
jbb 25/Sep/14 Lead O/S
monkeytennis 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Andrea's lead

andrea83 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Andy, Hamish
Hamish777 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S

A good lead by Andrea.

Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
rockman 10/Sep/14 Lead

Right hand start. Bold route

timcedwards 10/Sep/14 2nd
timcedwards 10/Sep/14 2nd
Egons Issy 24/Aug/14 2nd

Not much gear!

with Will Wykes
Martin1973 14/Aug/14 2nd
with Huw Gilbert
LakesWinter 05/Aug/14 2nd
with Phil B
philboy 05/Aug/14 Lead
with matt g
philboy 05/Aug/14 Lead
with matt g
mikelaing ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Roy & Jo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 26/Jul/14 Lead

A couple of short run-outs but I managed to get 7 pieces of gear in, only one of which I'd call marginal. Great route.

DanChad 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
NickyC 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Zain Karim
Stanners 11/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Waited for the tide to come in, and took it on as a deep water solo. One of the highlights of the week.

Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
KimberlyJarrad 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Adam24B ?/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
CameronH 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Matthew Glenn 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
henry.jeffreys 09/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with UBMC
RachelP 25/May/14 2nd
fuzzysheep01 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Perry
jamie ward 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with John Howes
Karlos 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
GStone 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Dan3266 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Gladstone
pog100 23/Apr/14 2nd
with Cath Walton
Andrew1 09/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Solo
maddy92 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
MrJWilliams92 09/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 09/Sep/13 Lead
with Clare
Clee 29/Aug/13 2nd
with Julian
bob johnson 26/Aug/13 -
swmackey 20/Aug/13 Lead
JenDurden 18/Aug/13 2nd
with JoePrem
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
ladymuck 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Enjoyed the traverse

Sam Moss ?/Aug/13 2nd
with Misha
Fiona McFarlane ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Loic menzies
Sy Finch 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Certainly bold. Gear is very well spaced and very poor. Otherwise nice climbing and a good route. Did the traverse start.

Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
mikeski 27/Jul/13 Lead
Phil Mercer 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Phil
erica 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 21/Jul/13 2nd
with erica
Samuel Wainwright 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Smith
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
lcullum7 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Brillent route, spicy start followed by an elegant finish. Little gear, so would recommend a dry and calm day.

Hidden 13/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 13/Jun/13 2nd
scott quinn 07/Jun/13 2nd

poor route..

Tom.Priestley 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

not a lot of gear, not great climbing

Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
jezb1 31/May/13 Lead


beakerburgess 30/May/13 Solo O/S
joem 30/May/13 Solo O/S
banana joe 21/May/13 2nd β
Col Kingshott 05/May/13 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 05/May/13 2nd O/S
dannygiblin ?/May/13 -
jonny_098 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I dont know which took longer on this one, the climb or setting up the hanging belay...

with George Lewtas
ross brinson 23/Apr/13 2nd
with Ben Biscoe
Danhan 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Dom
Izzy ?/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 28/Mar/13 2nd O/S
foostu4 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
jacksonm1 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
smolders 26/Aug/12 2nd
rd20 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Martin
mcglenr25 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/12 2nd
Curly Rich 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with GMC JohnP
Palindrome ?/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 TR
LukeyG 09/Jul/12 -
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
dansmonkeytroubles 24/Jun/12 Lead rpt
jossjones 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
luke glaister 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Hardest bit is at the bottom. then its about staying calm cause there a few run outs till the top 3rd where there's a good few wires. nice.

casey johns 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Good climb to second. Mid section run out. Well in luke.

Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd
Dan Geh 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Freshers
chappers909 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Dan Geh
AMJ098 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
steven 17/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Horabin
paul horabin 17/May/12 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Mark Salter 23/Apr/12 Lead β
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
Ian JL 12/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 TR O/S
wilkie14c 08/Apr/12 2nd
with Blue Straggler
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Rhydian Evans 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
djromberg ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Mistee 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Phil
98%monkey ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nicki
beds74 31/Oct/11 Lead

Thin gear for vs. Jon wasn't having it that Ive known thinner e1's! Great route.

with Jon ginesi
garethsteel 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mjeffery 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ando
Chris M Thomas 20/Sep/11 TR

alone protected by shunt

Hidden 14/Sep/11 2nd
Alex Winter 07/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Huge seas made this feel pretty wild. Managed to drop all sorts of ironmongery into the sea while I was at it. I'd imagine this is a lovely solo in better weather.

Jus 01/Sep/11 Solo O/S
torsok 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ali
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Slick 29/Aug/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Started from right hand side due to tide racing in.

Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Egons Issy 29/Aug/11 2nd
WalnutHorse 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 27/Aug/11 Lead
with Steve Webster
iceicebaby 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Found this hard....on second!! I think the sea was a bit close for comfort for my liking! Fab route though.

Voltemands 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Carly 26/Aug/11 Lead
with Jamie
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
scorpia97 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
hutchay 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/11 Lead
tully1987 01/Aug/11 2nd
Ali ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rich M
tjmillen ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with vicky
tumbling wizard ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rona
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
fjellogpadleskole 30/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Urgles 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S

For pix

asmith37 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead
Martin Cleaver 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with alex smith
Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd
philboy 09/Jun/11 Lead
with Ste
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
TheLiz 31/May/11 2nd
with Josh
dansmonkeytroubles 14/May/11 2nd rpt
jtree03 02/May/11 2nd
with Brother Al
John Roe 01/May/11 Lead
Hidden 01/May/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 01/May/11 Solo O/S

fantastic arete climbing with pleasant moves/rests

Hidden 01/May/11 2nd
skinnysomething ?/May/11 -

From the right, racing the tide. Opposed runners. Then fun.

Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Byronius Maximus 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Darren McMaster
shed_hed 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
haydng 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with RachelG
RMG 22/Apr/11 2nd
with haydng
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 20/Feb/11 TR O/S

Really cool crimpy clmbingup the arete, gear is sparse!!!!

Tom Downes 20/Feb/11 2nd O/S
loz901 20/Feb/11 TR
Ffej 26/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Richard James Edmunds ??/2011 Lead O/S
wilkie14c 27/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Stunning position on the arete, very photogenic from the other side of the bay, great bold route.

with Dave Clarke
Hidden 23/Sep/10 2nd
Chris M Thomas 04/Sep/10 TR rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
TM_Horton 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S

good and fun but WOW the gear is terrible and at the top sorta run out...

with ed
Ed morris 18/Aug/10 2nd O/S

super sketchy lead from tom. Solid VS due to the lack of 'proper' gear placements.

with Tom
JoEglington 08/Aug/10 2nd
Rob Exile Ward 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with L Edwards
hazeysunshine 03/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave
Steve Hill 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Pretty much no gear worth a damn after about half way along the traverse. Scary in a "fall off and you're gonna die" kind of way.

minda_kat 01/Aug/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with Jo
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead
Norman_P_W 21/Jul/10 2nd

Quite bold

with Bob M
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd
dansmonkeytroubles 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Bold and beautiful.

with Pete Black
thetradlad 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S

didn't pull too many of those crimpy flakes off

with Tom Lister
Paul Bowen 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nicola Brankley
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead
DanH9883 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
timofy ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ross duffield 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with row
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 -
RobRock84 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

enjoyable route,great climbing,not much gear

with Chris price
Rhydian Evans 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
The Ivanator 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Not much gear after the traverse (found one good runner at 2/3rds height on the right of the arete), but easy climbing in a fantastic position. Great route.

with Rhydian
Simon Rackley ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead
d_meacher 06/Feb/10 Lead O/S
grumpyoldjanner 06/Feb/10 2nd O/S
spadge ??/2010 2nd
Gibson27 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
jonny taylor 23/Sep/09 2nd

The friction on the un-polished rock is a huge pleasure

with James
Jimmy O 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Zoomer 22/Sep/09 Lead

Bold but fairly easy.

Jules 210681 22/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead
Irn Bruce 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Technical traverse and then easy arete. Long runouts but seemed light for a VS (Compare with Bachelor's Climb at Hen Cloud - ouch!)

heavy Belay 18/Aug/09 2nd
with Fisher
cjohn62 21/Jun/09 2nd
with keith
dave1 21/Jun/09 Lead

Nice route, barely VS. Colin did lower traverse to arete. Also led traverse route S on 20th on (Craig Long?)

with Colin Powell
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
popov86 18/Feb/09 Lead
jamie ward 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Michelle Baker
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Fine arete. Probably only 4b, but long runout.

with Ann Sanderson
Rob Hirst ?/Sep/06 TR O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
FrankW 18/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Laura
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