Rockfax Description
12m. A nicely varied classic. Cross the slab rightwards just above the overhangs (delicate) then climb up to the fine crack which gives a fittingly fine finish. A Direct Start is possible from the grass slope below Chockstone Crack via a groove and short traverse, at HS 4b. Photo on page 295. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic County, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs.

gavinwye 22/May 2nd O/S
with Robin Sillem
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
Olli-C 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Camille
michaelb1 20/Sep/15 TR
with J Herb
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Topsy Turvy 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
dakidunn 30/Aug/15 2nd
Sciguy 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with tris, Mark
TonyB 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Kenny
Hidden 22/Jul/15 Lead O/S
spenser 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not much gear in the first half of the route with a couple of 4b moves, some cracking climbing though! Top crack is nice and provided some welcome jamming practice.

with Craig Harrison
SomeClimbingGuy 15/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Great smeary bold slab followed by satisfying jams or laybacks up a well protected crack

with Spencer NMC
Hidden ?/Jul/15 TR O/S
Adamski1986 27/Jun/15 Lead
Tim Rodgers 27/Jun/15 2nd
garyb1442 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
watson.b 27/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead
Dervey 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
peterhubbard 13/Aug/14 2nd
with Conrad
kyaizawa 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Cat Kelham
cpforbes 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Harris
dakidunn 15/Jul/14 Lead
Sciguy 18/May/14 TR dog
philm_uk 18/May/14 TR O/S
Klingon 17/May/14 Lead
with Andy, Nimble, Capt Kirk
benchwarmer 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
Alpenglow 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mike L
MikeLell 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Dan Pocock
Climbster 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Julia
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd β
SianR 07/Aug/13 Lead
with Emma & Mike
MikeLell 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Sian
duzinga 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

doubt the cam in the flake would protect. VS 4b?

with Jie
morsy 02/Jun/13 Lead
with peter berwick
Pete23 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Stephen Mors
Gabe Oliver 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah
sarahsuth 25/May/13 2nd
jonny taylor 09/Sep/12 2nd
with Steve, Paul
Klingon 09/Sep/12 Lead
with Johnny, Capt Kirk
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
David Stevens 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Anders Convery
Adrianw 12/Aug/12 2nd

Piotr led

with Victoria Shelmerdine, Piotr Bamberski
malteserEd 12/Aug/12 Lead
Lawrie Brand 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 19/Jul/12 2nd O/S
samoliver01 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Drew(yes im magic) 19/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Jan/12 2nd
arrang ??/2012 Lead
cballard ??/2012 -
David Bulley 25/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Andy Chisholm
jonny taylor 10/Jul/11 2nd
with Andy B
ablackett 10/Jul/11 Lead
with Jonny
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
carlh 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

A good climb. A bold first section on the slab, as no gear until high on route. Easy climbing, but quite chossy for zero gear when high above ground. Bomber gear on upper section though and some nice moves to fimish up crack.

petegunn 02/Jun/11 2nd
with Davina, Owain
RuthC 17/Aug/10 2nd
mattyork2 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
gbone 08/Aug/10 2nd β
Chriswallis2 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
odox 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Sam Webb
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
jonny taylor 20/May/10 2nd
with Alasdair
Jurga ?/May/10 2nd O/S

Did top half of this route but bottom half of Golden days (stupid James went the wrong way!) Good route

with James
smollett ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Did bottom half of golden days then top half of delicatessen

with jurga
Peter Holder 04/Mar/10 Lead
with Daz Graham, Nick Valente
Hidden 04/Mar/10 2nd
Matt Poole ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Paulina Pilarska
Phill_ Thompson ??/2010 Lead
stukent 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Duncan Carr
j0shwyatt000 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
oliwarlow 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Jo
stukent 12/Sep/09 2nd rpt
jimstanton ?/Sep/09 Lead
duncman ?/Sep/09 Lead
stukent 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Jim Stanton
barney800 08/Aug/09 2nd

The slab can be protected with a cam in the flake (and a well secured belayer) if you're not particularly short.

Little AndyH 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with dumc
djbeaumont 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Trace
AndrewShanks 02/Aug/09 2nd β
with John MacDonald
stukent 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Trevera 02/Jul/09 Lead
with Eva Diran
oliwarlow 27/May/09 2nd
with Polly
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead
Ian Jones 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

The 4c slab is unprotected. Don't kid yourself; a fall off here will hurt. Therefore HVS. No debate needed.

with Claire Newlands
ClaireNewlands 26/Apr/09 2nd

Best climb of the day!

with Ian Jones
Mrs Weasel 25/Apr/09 Lead
with JiveWeasel Flexibility Boy
JiveWeasel 25/Apr/09 2nd

Delightful as always. Very aptly named.

Liam Ingram 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
JdotP 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Guy Bromley, Lucasz Gorowiec
daWalt 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Sam , iceicebaby
iceicebaby 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
steviewindsurf ??/2009 -
tubby two ??/2009 Lead O/S

Tis easy 4c though. VS. Debate finished.

KragKing ??/2009 Lead
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 Lead O/S
ewan i ??/2009 Lead
adam carless 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S

done the proper way - starting across the slab. A fun climb, not too hard, but rather exposed until at the base of the crack - especially on a windy day.

with practicalcat and Andy
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Gandy ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Lindsay Sutherland 28/Jun/08 TR rpt
with Chris
Daniel Sutherland 28/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Chris
jonny taylor 21/May/08 2nd
with Jen
alberttcone 21/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jonny T
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead O/S
Christopher Williamson 11/May/08 -
with Matt Sleightholme
Christopher Williamson 11/May/08 -
with Matt Sleightholme
Christopher Williamson 11/May/08 -
odox ??/2008 -
tomcorley55 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Duggan
Mark D 04/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Spangle12 04/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Tony, Rolfy
phil smith 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Scott
Russell Lovett 10/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with darren lovett
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Woodiee ?/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Sam Judson 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S

A lovely climb, easy on the grade, especially if you can reach the bottom of the flake to put a cam in.

with Caroline Judson
chris2451 ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
dj_brigham05 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Jungle_153 09/May/06 2nd O/S

One of the finest climbs I have ever done (to date)

David Bulley ??/2006 TR dog
David Bulley ??/2006 TR dog
duncana 23/Apr/05 2nd

Sly runner on traverse, the good slab climb and corner to finish

with Pippa Archer
GPN ?/Aug/04 2nd
lithos 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S

loveley route

andybirtwistle 15/Jun/03 2nd
Bruce Kerr 01/Sep/01 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
Hidden 12/Jul/99 Lead
Richard Alderton 13/May/98 2nd
with JB
Hidden 13/May/98 Lead
JiveWeasel ?/May/95 Lead
JiveWeasel ?/Jun/94 Lead
malc 21/Mar/93 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/91 2nd O/S
Roget ?/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with chris jones, jim
Steve Crowe ??/1988 Solo O/S

circa 1988

telemark ??/1980 -
Gary Coggon ??/1980 Lead O/S

2nd: Malcolm

Neil R ??/1977 Lead
with David M
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1971 -
with Geoff Leach
Hidden ?/Apr/65 AltLd
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