Rockfax Description
The thin crack to the right of Mackeral is tricky towards the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
3 bolts allow the thin crack R of Mackerel to be climbed

Scott Titt 28/May/2006

Ticklists: Winspit Sport Climbs.

Laurence Mitchell 06/Mar Lead
with Lucy Harold, Sophie Philbrick, Matt Coleman
Sam4242 03/Feb Lead O/S
roryferris ?/Feb Lead O/S
with sam harris
Hidden ?/Feb Lead dog
MontyH 23/Jan 2nd
with brian and Pete
Phil Anderson ??/2016 2nd
Hidden 06/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Lead
ASchwirtz 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Russ
Russtygibbons 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Ant
Martin Bagshaw 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S

with headtorch

with Rafal Malczyk
EllieWoods 12/Sep/15 TR O/S
with Dan
leowoods 12/Sep/15 TR O/S
Danhan 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Leo, Ellie, Ana
steady 30/Aug/15 Lead β

Tom led it first and left draws in.

with Tom Pegger
ADAMSTUBS 20/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
MontyH 11/Jul/15 Lead
with Pete Frost and Paul Milton
robfir 04/Jul/15 -
Hidden 01/Jul/15 TR dog
Hidden 28/Jun/15 TR
Philoosh 28/Jun/15 Lead dog
sam_craddock 28/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Lead dog
ian d f 21/May/15 Lead O/S
with Richard J
5210Hill 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Lee_Meaden 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
kennythescot 11/Apr/15 Lead β
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead dog
mdjb 08/Mar/15 Lead
powelli 08/Mar/15 Lead dog

First climb of the day and a 6a+ lead, no wonder it felt tough

Wine and climb ??/2015 Lead O/S
with truan
Gloria ??/2015 Lead RP
with Ed Kwong
Hidden 24/Dec/14 Lead dog
MontyH 06/Dec/14 Lead
with brian and Pete
brian watson 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Hobbs, Lee Lander, Pete Frost
Felix Ottey 02/Nov/14 Lead RP
Dan_F 26/Oct/14 Lead RP

1st RP

with philipb
Ed Hayter 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rob
timharrison 07/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Matt Carwardine
Hidden 10/Jun/14 Lead
mickd 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Montse Shelbourne 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Nathan
Puckle 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

Lead it without knowing what it was. Shouldn't have rested but the last bolt to finish required some forethought!

with John Satchell
steve taylor 09/Apr/14 -

The crux was a bit tricky and felt run-out.

with Barry Clarke
budchawla 30/Mar/14 -
with Stefan Ghinescu
Jenben 23/Mar/14 -
Hidden 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Shane Willis ??/2014 Lead O/S
drewish 06/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 02/Nov/13 Lead dog

Hard crux for the grade looks like it has lost a hold

with Ian M
andrzej kierzek 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Tara
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead
trev_f 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pelvoux 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Alistair
db79 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lower off has become damaged. Looks like someone has bent the bar down, so have to thread it in a traditional way. Nice climb. One hard move and overall felt easier than some of the 6as. Video of it being top-roped to strip it at

lazMo 06/Jul/13 Lead β
Luxulyan 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Alan
Monkey_Alan 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
stonemikey 23/Jun/13 Lead
JDG2428 23/Jun/13 2nd
will moy 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with paul taylor
paultaylor 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
philmcf ?/May/13 Lead
Marti999 25/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Debbie
debbie roberts 25/Apr/13 2nd
Matt77 14/Apr/13 Lead dog

The thin crack was seeping...meant the finger lock felt incredibly insecure resulting in me resting on the rope.

with Irish Pete (LMC)
lyneux 14/Apr/13 TR dog
with Paul Clarkson
Hidden 14/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead rpt
tonevert 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Will Homoky 18/Nov/12 Lead β

Great finish, seemed impassable for the grade, but unlocked by a nice sequence.

with George Attard
Rupey 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with alan
MontyH 03/Nov/12 Lead
with Brian
madguernseyboy 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
martin one 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Monkey_Alan 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt

Has apparently lost a hold - so why did it feel easier than last time I tried it?

Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
Jim Malo 29/Sep/12 TR dnf
with Putt
Jobbo 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Leon. D
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Graham Westbrook 17/Aug/12 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 17/Jun/12 Lead rpt
bradfry 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Josh
joshchalke 04/Jun/12 Lead
with bradfry
tim.fairhall 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Hui
Luxulyan ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Browne
Hidden 15/May/12 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 15/May/12 Lead rpt
charliehl 13/May/12 TR dog
with Lara
jon_gill1 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with chris Lyness
sammycolon 21/Apr/12 -
gibsond 14/Apr/12 Lead rpt
jcook1980 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Lee
Monkey_Alan 29/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/12 TR rpt
The Ivanator 19/Feb/12 Lead
with John, Sue
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Matt Smith 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
TimKnight 25/Sep/11 TR
with Dave Marshall, Jono Rawlins, Owen Daniel
hotfeet 18/Sep/11 Lead
Gareth 02/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Mark
montymoo 02/Sep/11 TR
with Gareth
Brian H 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
MontyH 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with pete frost
Linc 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 25/Jun/11 Lead
with Sean
Shorty83 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gigga 25/Jun/11 Lead dog

One rest by the third clip as mis-read the sequence to finish

with Dan, Nick
gibsond 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

Worked out can clip bolt to right of lower off before moving up to the lower off. Means the last move is not a scary as when I tried it before.

Monkey_Alan 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

2nd go. Had trouble leaving the ledge first time.

marcb 04/Jun/11 Lead RP


Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead
Warren Earle 20/May/11 TR dog
Ducks Rock 18/May/11 TR
with Si
marcb 14/May/11 Lead dog
with Amy Nash, Scott Lewis, Michael Moore
Sophie Nunn 12/May/11 Lead rpt
with Alex
Tightsgirl 17/Apr/11 Lead
with Roscoe Hart
brian watson 04/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Lee Lander, anne marie sheppard
marcduhig 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Adrian
Ade7 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Tricky in the crack

with Marc
Nicola 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Marc
ardzeiem 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S


with Sean
tania 12/Mar/11 TR
with sean
Bob M 23/Jan/11 TR
Norman_P_W 23/Jan/11 TR
with Bob M
Hidden 09/Jan/11 -
Hidden 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Rokmunky 21/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Ed Babs 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
Graham C 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Derek
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
gibsond 15/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Steve Newman, Pilar Martinez
fatbuoybazza 11/Jul/10 Lead dog
chalk bunny ?/Jul/10 TR dog
with Michael
Fatclimber 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
clarky 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Sami Mandeel 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
searla 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Clark
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR
nath_casper 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
timharrison 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Jo Chia, Sue Hazel
OliNewman 06/Jun/10 TR
X-tremist 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
el_monty 30/May/10 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 25/May/10 Lead O/S
Warren Earle 23/May/10 TR dog
with Javi
Hidden 23/May/10 TR
jamespilgrim 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
jacobjlloyd 09/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Tom Smart
patrickc 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S
jtree03 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Adrian
brian watson 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
breed 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Ellis Bird
Jane Weir ??/2010 Lead
crispygts ??/2010 -
Ducks Rock ??/2010 TR β
MarkRyder 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with James P
JonBrown 28/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Dougie
dswansonlow 28/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with John Brown
Sophie Nunn 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
timharrison 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Tearle
mattparratt 20/Sep/09 Lead dnf

aided the last move

Joemanglerocks 13/Sep/09 TR rpt
with Tim Knight
Hidden 13/Sep/09 TR
TimKnight 13/Sep/09 TR O/S
SuseH 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Iain
diamond rib 29/Aug/09 2nd dnf
with babymoac, Adam Wheeler
babymoac 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

led up to the topmost flakes but didn't reach the belay bolt..

with adam, Rachel
chalk bunny ?/Jul/09 TR O/S
with Sarah Kaye
Scott McRae 27/Jun/09 Lead dog

Will get it clean next time!

with Ann Blandford
d_meacher 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Webster 14/Jun/09 2nd
dannyboy83 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
jl 10/May/09 Lead rpt
with Penny
DeclanMurphy 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Francesco
DeclanMurphy 28/Mar/09 TR β
with Francesco
aged_ape ?/Feb/09 Lead RP
with KM
Hidden 10/Jan/09 TR dnf
AlexD 09/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Alex More ??/2009 Lead
vertigo 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Phil Leach
jamie ward 18/Jun/08 Lead dnf

2nd route of the day thought it was a 5 felt let 6+!! which it is, tricky crack.

sharmawho? 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 10/May/08 -
trevor macalonan 24/Mar/08 TR O/S
with Pen
timharrison 05/Mar/08 TR O/S
with Pete
Peter Swift 05/Mar/08 TR dnf
with tim
maybe_si 11/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with charlie
Docent 26/Jan/08 Lead β
with stecu
MontyH 12/Jan/08 Lead
with Lee Lander
Hidden 12/Jan/08 TR
Richard Horn 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
tobydunford 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Gareth 11/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Chris
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 17/Dec/06 Lead O/S
jl 31/Aug/06 Lead dnf
with Rachel
Bob M 06/Aug/06 TR
MontyH 01/Aug/06 Lead dog

good route, tricky in the top third.

with lee lander and Paul Milton
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/06 -
Hidden 29/May/06 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
brian watson ??/2006 Lead O/S
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