Main Break** HS 4a
[Main break, 3 kb]Steep rib leading to a break in ther overhang. Start left of the rib and climb up through the break, then step left and climb the slab. Awkward and not well protected.

Photo: Main break © sideshowgaz

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14

Matt Reed - 2nd - 04/Sep/14 with Pete Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/14

dapperdan - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

loved it
Dandelion - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14

martintom - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Sarah Keast

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14

A sandy mess above the break. Don't trust your gear placements!
StuartCJones - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

duffy82 - 2nd - 11/Jun/14

philgillespie - Lead - 11/Jun/14

D.botts87 - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14

J Walker - Lead - 06/Jun/14 with Danny B

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/14

Jacob Forshaw - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/14

tjrukc - Lead - 01/Apr/14 with Sean Polke

sarahjk - Lead - Apr/14

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Aileen

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

ldgarrison - Lead - 09/Mar/14

dave mann - Lead rpt - 2014

Matt Reed - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with Peter Stridgeon

Matt Reed - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Terry R

Trobbo - 2nd - 01/Aug/13 with Matt Reed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

Josh Hoyle - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

bgreen3761 - Solo β - 03/Jun/13

Jacob Forshaw - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13

MartF - Lead rpt - Jun/13 with Jacob

Amazoniangirl - Lead - 22/May/13

Danny Crump - Lead - 22/May/13 with Richard Vaughan

Martin Imms - Lead β - 08/May/13

Guyinsas - Lead O/S - 08/May/13

bgreen3761 - Lead O/S - 07/May/13

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with PMC

Cragstrong - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Paul Taylor

TallPaulT - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12

D.botts87 - 2nd O/S - Aug/12

Chris1234H - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12

Alastair - Lead - 25/May/12 with Jane Edwards

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Dave Richards - Lead β - 12/Apr/12 with ed_docwra, sjbrook

qwidgibo - TR O/S - 12/Apr/12

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Ed, Dave Richards, PMC

Donald Kelly - Lead dog - 12/Apr/12 with Chris C PMC

Mark Collins - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Delboy

Derek Robinson - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Mark Collins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/12

olliejackson - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Mike Hood - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

Mike Hood - 2nd - 11/Feb/12

With Chris Wilson
LeviEm - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/11

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Derek Robinson

Derek Robinson - 2nd dnf - 07/Sep/11 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Bad protection above the break, very crumbly and scary.
Bobhart85 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Phil

monkeymark - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/11

happy_c - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

pete40 - Lead O/S - 05/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/11

antonymcphillips - Lead - May/11

chris74 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with s. a

Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Donald Kelly

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Dave R PMC

eccyamigo - Lead - 06/Apr/11 with Milo Dog

milo led this having seconded my lead beforehand. a cracking lead milo quite rightly pleased with himself!!
eccyamigo - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with Milo Dog

Dugg - Lead β - 16/Mar/11

norman hilton - Feb/11

Jurga - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with James

smollett - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with jurga

Not well protected is a noteworthy point. This route almost took my life. Gear failure and a 20-25 foot fall to the deck left me with a broken back and being airlifted to hopsital. No climbing for me for a long time now.
ajclarke - Lead dnf - 25/Sep/10 with Laurie Needham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Really nice, awesome moves through the break. No gear on the top slab but its easy so no worries
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Thomas Reid

hellboundblr - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Graeme Flett

liverpooldave - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

ggflett - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Bryan Lewis

jonwright - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with peter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10

wilkie14c - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Dave Clarke

bbangbala - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Tom Greenham

jmarshall - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/10 with ben knowles

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with John ?

Hidden - 2nd dog - Apr/10

Ben HW - 2nd - 09/Feb/10 with David Browne

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 2010

Albanian - Lead - 2010 with Norman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09

FrankW - Lead - 08/Jul/09 with MMC Various

richorme - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Paul Watson

with Kev and Sel
nickhoward - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with kevin wheatley

markw - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Tor

Tor - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with mark

lancashirelass - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with nickhoward

kjbix - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Nick Howard

Sam Ash - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Dave Docherty

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 13/May/09 with bob

Trobbo - Lead - 08/May/09 with darren hartley

One confidence move just below the halfway point
monkeymark - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Apr/09

Great move getting over the break
mozza1234 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with dti

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

rockrat - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/09 with Jemma Race

Brendan H - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Simon Holden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/08

Wet and muddy. No good gear with grassy finish.
nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with dan armour

Good route past the overhang, then... crap gear, wet rock and off route. top route thrown down! D'oh! Save for another day!
quirky - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/08

markgscott - 2nd - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Jul/08

leewam121 - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/08 with Kim Lott

jeffb - 2nd - 21/May/08 with graham

Calder - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with jeffb

TonyP - 2nd - 21/May/08 with KENNY

wheelo - Lead - 17/May/08 with cas

cas smerdon - 2nd - 17/May/08 with john wheeler

wheelo - 2nd - 06/May/08 with pete

kennypkuk - 2nd - 28/Apr/08 with Brian Leonard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/08

Nice positive hand hold to pull up past overhang. Not much gear on the upper section!
sargy - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Ed Braithwaite

leewam121 - 2nd - 2008 with Leigh De Vine

leewam121 - Lead rpt - 2008 with Leigh De Vine

stev1da - 2008

Hidden - 2008

MartF - Lead - 2008

Very enjoyable for the grade and a bit bold on the top section. Just reach for good hold through the break
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Solo - May/07 with John Turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

Not a bad climb once I found the lovely big hold to get over the overhang
rick1fugazi - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Simon Holden

MartF - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/06

bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Clive Ceney

Trobbo - 2nd - 04/May/06 with darren hartley

Hidden - 2006

1 piece of gear on first ledge, 2nd piece on break. Balancy climb not to strenous on hands but bold at top.
steven - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Chris donahue

Lord of Starkness - Lead - 2005 with Netsrik

One of my Favourite Routes
cjphillips - Lead - 18/May/03

eccyamigo - Lead O/S - 06/May/03 with steve burrows

mcgrathr - 01/Jun/96

Dave Westby - Solo O/S - 1995

Mick King - Solo - 20/Jun/91

John Southworth - Solo O/S - May/90

BigHairyIan - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/89

Hidden - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo β - 01/Sep/85

Hammy - Solo - 05/Feb/78

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/69

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