ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Brucemacrosson 03/Oct Lead O/S

Hard part very short. Great gear.

Brian Finlayson
smithjmw46 03/Oct AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep Lead O/S
BLodge 19/Sep Lead
Hidden 06/Sep 2nd
Nick Clement 01/Aug Lead
mandy clement
Alison Cairns 27/Jun AltLd rpt

Just a couple of moves on p2 but I think they do deserve to get 5a. We did in 2 pitches but would be a better route done as 1.

Hidden 27/Jun AltLd dnf
tobydunford 26/May Lead O/S
Kirsty Kerr
cpforbes 23/May AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 23/May AltLd
Roger Cruse 23/May AltLd rpt
Will Hunt 04/May Lead O/S

Top pitch only.

joermann 21/Apr 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 05/Apr AltLd O/S
andy gittins 14/Sep/14 AltLd
Dave Scott-Maxwell
DSM 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andy Gittins
Hidden 06/Sep/14 2nd
SPD224 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Victoria Crookes, Martin Smith
JohnMetcalfe 24/Aug/14 2nd

did as a single pitch - probably a better climb because of it. Defintely 5a move half way up the second pitch, so if you can't do 5a in an exposed location you will be in trouble.

Peter Metcalfe
Peter Metcalfe 23/Aug/14 Lead
Ian Stirrups 26/Jul/14 AltLd

Disappointing climb. Contrived line, first pitch about V diff, second has at most two 5a moves and is very short.

maria85 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
asmith37 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Marq 31/May/14 AltLd O/S


Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 03/May/14 2nd
benw681 19/Apr/14 Lead
BTphonehome 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
philmcf ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
nickcj ??/2014 -
chris74 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I lead 2nd pitch

sjbrook 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Belay, roomy ledge? Second pitch felt hard in the grade.

Chris, PMC
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Big Lee 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1. Good climbing on both pithes.

Steve Gould
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd
mcglenr25 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable route. Both pitches.

Hidden 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S 05/Jul/13 - 18/Jun/13 AltLd dnf

Linked with Oxford and Cambridge Route

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
chris smith 09/Aug/12 Lead
Hewitt 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
J1PEF 28/May/12 AltLd
Dave sharpe
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead
Krystalli 24/Mar/12 -
Andy W
Hidden 11/Mar/12 AltLd dnf
Ste Ridd 11/Mar/12 2nd dnf

Damp so checked out the route for return trip.

jason 11/Mar/12 AltLd dnf
moose ridd, manmike
Ian Hinkins ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
Simonfarfaraway 06/Nov/11 AltLd
Andrew1 05/Aug/11 Lead
A Mountain Journey ?/Jul/11 Lead

Loved it, especially the top pitch, difficult but very well protected

tom heaney 04/Jun/11 -
tom hull
nick ferro 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 flowed nicely. Led the steeper pitch 2.

Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
tomhull 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
pwilkie 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
e.sunnyside ?/Jun/11 2nd
John Pickles 04/May/11 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Becky E 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
beckybray1 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
rgd1977 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark v 24/Apr/11 2nd
Mike Norbury
iwebster59017 10/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

led first pitch second was very cold, couldn't feel my hands.

mksmith35 10/Feb/11 AltLd dog

Led 2nd pitch.

Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Peter Metcalfe 04/Sep/10 Lead

As one pitch: some hard moves halfway up the crack on the guidebook second pitch but protection OK.

Adi Hooper 15/Aug/10 Lead
Dave Rogers
furry 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
christensena 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch

Kev B
CathS 03/Jul/10 AltLd

Led P1 - very steep but well protected. Messed up my positioning and came off on my first attempt to make the crux (5a?) move seconding P2.

Dave Clark
rockrat 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 2nd
Chris L Hill 18/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Simon Pearce
jl 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Nicole Almond 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Dave Almond 02/Jun/10 Lead

sore wrist

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 23/May/10 Lead O/S

In reality only 2 stars and definitely not 5a! Superb day though.

Rachel Hassall
Hidden 22/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
sass ??/2010 -
Dizz 12/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/09 AltLd
joe king 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

a slight wobble at the top, now 5a

helen lambert
cheeky 07/Jun/09 2nd O/S
mark4344 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S

fantastic route, worth the walk in. great open climbing and good pro.

Matt Payne
Hidden 01/Jun/09 2nd
niallk 24/May/09 AltLd

Led 1st pitch

Jack Shepherd 10/May/09 AltLd O/S
Dog Holden
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Leelogs 11/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
RCrockford 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch.

Andy G
Hidden 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 04/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 04/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
jon thompson27 ?/Aug/08 AltLd
simon mayell
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
nakedave ?/Jun/08 -
cat22 ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Dave Wearing 05/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd dog
Hidden 05/May/08 AltLd O/S
Blisco 26/Aug/07 Lead dog

Fell off second pitch.

Louise Rolland
Neil Pacey 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Fantastic Second pitch, well protected, but felt a hard 4c

OffshoreAndy 17/Aug/07 AltLd
Lancs Pete
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
duzinga 28/Apr/07 2nd O/S
petegunn 05/May/06 Lead
Hidden 05/May/06 2nd O/S
Graham Kennedy 30/Apr/06 2nd

One of the great climbs of Lakeland.

Andrew Porter
Hidden 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead
markbenton 21/Jun/05 AltLd
Howard J 11/Jun/05 2nd

+ Dave Checkley

John Turner
ewen ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
biggianthead 28/Mar/05 -
Rog Wilko ??/2005 Lead

I must say I have some sympathy for those who say this should be HVS 5a. The crux move on pitch two is hard and committing and I didn't think there was good gear at that point. But I suppose something has to be the hardest VS in the area....

Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Jul/04 -
John Kettle ??/2003 AltLd
malc 11/May/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/01 -
steve prior ?/Sep/99 Lead
Roz C
Hidden 11/Jul/99 AltLd
Hammy 03/Apr/99 Lead
Richard Munro
mikej 29/Aug/98 AltLd
Nick Salmon
Bruce Kerr 20/Jun/98 Lead
Jenny Kerr
Hidden ?/Jun/97 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1995 -
biggianthead 09/Oct/94 -
Narked4fun 17/Apr/94 Lead
Ed Chicken
babymoac 25/Aug/91 Lead
cash, Anne
Andy Say 12/Aug/91 Solo
nai 07/Jul/91 Lead
andrew300169 07/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/90 Lead O/S
Tom V ??/1990 -
EddieA 25/Jul/84 Lead
Jim F
Hidden 29/Mar/81 Solo
Hidden ??/1976 AltLd
AndyP ??/0000 Lead O/S

Good route in a good location. I finished direct from the groove, I'm not sure if I should have gone right at the very top but finishing direct felt about right for grade (VS+ in the latest FRCC guide) though the gear was not great at this section. Misty and slightly damp.

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High 5a
Mid 5a
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High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
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