Rockfax Description
Unique and bizarre. Wriggle up into the greasy slot in the back left corner of the cave, then breast stoke toward Swimmer's Chimney and daylight. The route can also be descended by a downward slither (quietly) to spook people in the cave! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
For the complete experience, "stomach" traverse back left through the crag and finish up the flake of Hawk's Nest Crack.

Slim Sorrell 1948

Ticklists: The troglodyte squeeze specials, Through Routes!.

jhobbs 04/Oct 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct Lead O/S
jon_gill1 20/Sep Solo rpt
with martin johnson, gurt, anthony smith
Hidden 05/Sep Lead O/S
IggyGoesPop 29/Aug Lead RP
pearson9596 23/Aug Solo rpt
with Mark Condon
JenShelley 02/Aug Solo O/S
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 02/Aug Solo rpt
with Jenny
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
will_benfold 27/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun Solo
Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May 2nd
callumbtaylor 21/May Solo


tedswag 21/May Solo O/S

Hilarious, not so dark or so tight as first thought but would be a nightmare with a rope.

teh_mark 08/May Solo rpt
Hidden 01/May 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 31/Mar Solo rpt

super fun

Haydn Jones 31/Mar Solo O/S
westaway 27/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Mar Solo
the power 19/Mar Solo rpt

Leg up on start haha

with ken
Jackwd 28/Feb Solo rpt

Down climb.

morganator 02/Nov/14 Solo
with Stuart Johnson
adam 24 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Stuart Johnston 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
WhipperSnapper ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S

soloed down, then soloed back up

Karlos 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
abtibbs 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not much to it after the start.

with Sam Hooper
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
tim newton 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
mark4344 13/Sep/14 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Solo O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S

cracking route, with a fun exploring nature. Once out the cave loses it's appeal but great fun

with Sam Rudin
JonmapDL 28/Jul/14 Solo O/S
OliverRoss 23/Jun/14 Solo β
with Craig Osborne
CraigOsborne 12/Jun/14 Solo
Drew Bennett 11/Jun/14 Solo
with Clem
dannyboy83 19/May/14 Solo O/S
katyc 14/May/14 Solo
teh_mark 19/Apr/14 Solo
David Stevens 19/Apr/14 Solo
Serena Lambre 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Great fun, but don't start after sun-down!

Brannock 13/Apr/14 Solo
the power 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Descent. fuckin ace

dr_botnik 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Hahahaha. mint.

raymondlinklater 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
HazelMacLean 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Fun times, we thought the cave smelt bad but it was just Sams shoes...

Jackwd 29/Mar/14 Solo
Wevcore 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
tsl42 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Kevin C
monkeyman79 15/Mar/14 Solo O/S

SPA assessmsnt

with Simon Mitchell
Markheighton 13/Mar/14 Solo
alooker ?/Mar/14 Sent

Certainly different, you can't log this as a solo though, it's a 5a move to a jug followed by a dark walk!

Hidden 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
henry.jeffreys 11/Jan/14 Solo O/S


Hidden 07/Dec/13 Lead dog
Boy 01/Dec/13 Lead

Spike (age 3) loved it. Had to haul him up the crux mind. Found a geocache stashed near the top. Spike took a small frizby. Must call back and add something in exchange!

with Spike Fullwood
Jackwd 27/Sep/13 Solo rpt
with Joe Hicks, Stuart Webster
joehicks 27/Sep/13 Solo β


with Stuart Webster, Jack Drake
JonnoP 14/Sep/13 Solo O/S
James Oakes 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S
hlegge 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S

really really cool

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo
pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Pete Hiscox, Tim Culwick
sopaz 11/Aug/13 Solo
guy757 05/Jul/13 -
Deezel65 03/Jul/13 Solo O/S
uncontrollable 30/Jun/13 Lead

with 1 point of aid

with Max
grady_9 19/Jun/13 Lead
john lynch 12/May/13 -
birdie1989 12/May/13 Solo
danjimwill 12/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Solo
Liam Ingram 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Good fun after a rather inconvenient start.

catrin289 23/Feb/13 Solo
with Chris Prescott, Liam Ingram
Ross.Cooper 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
chappers909 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Robin Wilson, Dan Geh, UBMC
Harry Thorpe 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Good fun!

Dan Geh 09/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with Freshers
Tom Packer 18/Nov/12 Solo
with Lloyd
android_lloyd 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
with Tom
g1m147 18/Nov/12 Solo
Laurence Cowton 27/Oct/12 Lead

Great fun. Hard start move.

with Ethan
Ethan72 27/Oct/12 2nd

Laurence managed to find the smallest exiting hole, in which i got so stuck i was floating from my chest! Great fun.

lennym 27/Oct/12 2nd

No difficulty at all after the first couple of moves, but excellent fun.

howlingbaboon 29/Sep/12 Solo rpt
with Rob
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Sep/12 Solo rpt
deacondeacon 13/Sep/12 Lead

Climbed in a very traditional style. Led the route in two pitches (finished by tunneling back and up above cave crack) with body belays. Much more fun than it looks :)

Rachel Slater 09/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with Nick Morgan, Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan
Olli-C 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S


Fragmod 05/Aug/12 2nd
tsl42 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tried to get through as many holes as possible.

with Max, Gaz Hooson
whitehouse_rhys 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with heather osborn
Jackwd 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S


charley 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Descent. A head torch would of been useful.

with JackD
soph 01/Jul/12 Solo
with Lindy Smith
Jay C 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
lewiz 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
stevetheleg 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S
JonnySchofield 02/Jun/12 Solo
with Jay C
Mr. K 25/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo
Decmorris 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Decmorris 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
tgeh 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt
with killian
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
jordan taylor ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Solo O/S
AlexD 03/Dec/11 Solo

With power-spotting from Floris!

Sophie Nunn 03/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Solo O/S
tgeh 27/Nov/11 Solo rpt
with John
Dafydd Llywelyn 27/Nov/11 Solo O/S
with Jamie
dainbramaged999 27/Nov/11 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 25/Nov/11 Solo O/S

Finally. Delightfully silly.

tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
jamesgodwin64 21/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Chiris Fox
Jake Young 19/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Chris
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo rpt
grubes 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Dan
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Shancock1 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Solo RP
Roonix 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Don't bother using a rope, the only hard bit is the bouldery start, then it's almost a gentle walk.

JdotP 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S


with Rachel Dilley
Peakpdr 22/Sep/11 Solo
with Ben
Brannock 18/Sep/11 Solo
chrism225 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 15/Sep/11 Solo rpt
tgeh 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S


with dan geh
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Dan Lane 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Brilliant, most fun i've had on a route in ages!

with Ruth Taylor, Andy Turner
Palmer 29/Jul/11 Lead
Jonesy_A 27/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with NJSharp
Tom_Jermy 02/Jul/11 Solo β

Pointless but killed 5 minutes on the lunch break!

with john puddephat
Nick1812P 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Jamie
garywalker147 19/Jun/11 -
with Derek
francois 07/Jun/11 Solo
with Chris
BelayBunney 07/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Different and fun!

Hidden 07/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Solo
Dan Geh 31/May/11 Solo O/S

Fun climb, watch out for the dead rat!

with Jeremy Crampin, Adam Jordan
AMJ098 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Crampin, Dan Geh
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd O/S
andy_e 23/May/11 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 20/May/11 Solo
with Burns
alexcollins123 14/May/11 Solo
Eddie1234 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Matt Raft
jon_gill1 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
MarkCunnington 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
JWB 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Lots of fun. Doubled back at the top for a crawl through to Birds Nest Crack.

Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Oceanic 02/Apr/11 -
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Sent
Guy Atkinson 18/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Chris Swift, Ben Silvestre
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S
PeteH 07/Mar/11 Solo O/S

What a route!

with Mark Watson, Chris Fox
nadeem 08/Feb/11 Solo O/S


with Pete
Hidden ??/2011 Solo O/S
The Biochemist ??/2011 Solo O/S
ash longreach ??/2011 Lead
cymjt ??/2011 -
JasTaplin 07/Nov/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S
ekaterina sigida 27/Oct/10 Solo

Weird dark rout that feels like a cave when your in. Laybacking crack at the bottom 5a grade ish. Really narrow dark tunnel out to a chimney. A bit weird, but different, quite fun. Need people to spot at the bottom.

with Tom Regan
Hidden 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 23/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/10 2nd β
jolyon.cohen 23/Oct/10 2nd
with Simon Binnie, Sam Hardman, Linda Coombs
JonathanJones 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Interesting, bring a head torch next time..

with Freddie
Hidden 10/Aug/10 -
Claire Taylor 01/Aug/10 Solo RP
with Michelle Forrest, Phil Parker, Dan Waters
LP ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Found the move up into the cave quite hefty! A good, fun route.

with dpitt83
JamieSparkes 25/Jul/10 Solo O/S

excellent, did the true finish into hawks nest crack via the tunnel :D grenade box was a surprise

squidgebob 25/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with jamie
dashitboarder 11/Jul/10 2nd


with Dad
Andrew Barker 07/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Thought this was easier than 5a, it's easier than Monolith Climb on Clogwyn y Tarw which is just Severe.

with Tom Lyons, Chunk
Speeddemonsi 07/Jul/10 Solo O/S
jwpil 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Katya 26/Jun/10 Solo
geddicakes 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Jon Dittman 23/Jun/10 Lead
Shad 23/Jun/10 2nd
with Jon
Mr. K 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Redgate
JEP 20/Jun/10 Solo
tlmarjot 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Babika 13/Jun/10 2nd

Fabulous stuff after an ungainly shove up to reach the first holds......

with Charles Leek
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
MTS 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Great fun. Take a head torch.

with Steve
tomboyle 09/May/10 Solo rpt
with katy vose, tatts
tatz45 09/May/10 Solo O/S
outtathaway 04/May/10 Solo O/S
Peakpdr 04/May/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Alex Thompson 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Dirty starting moves, but great fun once in the roof!

Duncan Campbell 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

a few hard moves into the cave but afer that is is awesome! unfortunately anna couldnt second the first part god effort tho!

with anna
Lunar25 08/Jan/10 Solo
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Ollie B 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S

absolutely awesome!!

with B.Jacobs
andy jennings 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Floris
Rachel Slater 08/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Upclimbed alone and found a geocache :) Downclimbed with Mike.

Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo
Alex Winter 01/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
bullwinkle 29/Aug/09 Solo rpt
jchenoweth 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris K
Laurence Everitt 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Such a laugh! Followed just behind a friend and laughed the whole way up

with Tommy B
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/09 Solo O/S
vvanhinsbergh 10/May/09 Solo
with John Brannock
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Burn
Chrismoore94 ?/Apr/09 2nd
mikeyg 31/Jan/09 Solo
adam coxsell 31/Jan/09 Solo O/S
cabowabodunc 03/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Nice power start, then squirming fun. nice for a warm-up

with Aiden Derwent
Hidden 15/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Jeronimo 18/Oct/08 Solo O/S

best 'climb' in froggat.

tumbling wizard ?/Oct/08 -
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
rob wmc 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Pete, Alan & Sarah
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
gnc760 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Oli 15/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Joegriff 05/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Awesome climb! Very easy after the initial crux move but beware of rope drag

with Dave Trueman
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
morganator 08/Jul/08 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Pilch 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S

More fun than it looks

Brown 19/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 Solo
Matthallinan 22/May/08 Solo
with Phil Parker
Hidden 18/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 10/May/08 2nd
with jamesca
Matthallinan 30/Apr/08 Solo
with Jon Winter
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Solo
perfectlynormalbeast 05/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Solo rpt
kyt341k 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Fantastic fun!

with Fat Tim
Fat Tim 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden 06/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/08 Solo
alaan ??/2008 2nd O/S

Three stars.

with Jim
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Daniel Armitage 30/Dec/07 2nd
with John Mason
tomboyle 22/Dec/07 Solo O/S

awesome fun,best done in trainers solo i reckon

Hidden 21/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/07 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S


whiting.jp 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Something completely different after 3PS. Very entertaining, and surprisingly high quality. Not nearly as deviant, but much darker than I was expecting.

with Paul (from UKCMC)
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Katya 06/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/07 Solo O/S
BenJacobs 15/Sep/07 Solo
with Stephen Jones
Andy Moles 31/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Downclimbed it actually but it makes little difference!

with Calum
Oliver Sherman 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S

How come this route has no stars? Worth at least two for the experience - no!?!

with Sophie Whyte
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Solo
greg101 26/May/07 Solo
with Ben Amor
Hidden 25/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/07 Solo
Hidden ?/May/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 Solo O/S

did twice its so much fun

with PeakDJ
Hidden ??/2007 -
david morse ?/Oct/06 Solo rpt
dp1 18/Aug/06 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Aug/06 Solo rpt
jchenoweth 16/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/May/06 Solo O/S
tlmarjot ?/May/06 Solo O/S
with Ben Lea
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2006 Lead
with Kat Spinney
Hidden 18/Sep/05 2nd β
Maciek ?/Aug/05 Solo
GPN ?/May/05 Solo
Pythonist ??/2005 Solo O/S


Smelly Fox ?/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 30/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Stig 28/Oct/03 Solo O/S
with MUMC
Ander 03/Oct/03 Solo
with Some chick
SteveM 23/Sep/03 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/02 Solo O/S
mark4344 05/Apr/02 Solo
with Russ Law
LakesWinter ?/Mar/02 Solo
with Owen the Cake and Quincey
Cake ?/Mar/02 Solo
with Matt
cem 04/Nov/01 2nd
with Romain, Graham Dolman
DerwentDiluted 01/Jul/01 Solo
Rock Fairy ??/2000 Lead
with Carl
NeilGriffiths ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Boy ??/2000 -
Hidden 10/Jun/99 Solo
Duncan I ??/1999 Lead
bigphil 25/Feb/98 Solo
WB ??/1998 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers ??/1997 Solo
kp64zl ??/1996 Solo
atom 06/Nov/95 2nd
with Sheila Ellison
iskra2000 09/Sep/95 Solo
Hidden 06/Aug/95 Solo rpt
Ian Archer 13/May/95 Solo
JiveWeasel ?/Oct/93 2nd
Hidden 09/May/93 Solo O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
Hidden 05/Apr/92 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/Oct/91 -
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
RichardMc 11/May/86 Lead
with Steve Gould
michael burrows 28/Mar/86 Solo
stp 26/Jun/85 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1982 Solo O/S
Hammy 31/Oct/81 Lead
with Kate Knight
babymoac 31/May/80 Solo
Hidden 25/Feb/79 Solo
uphillnow ??/1976 Solo
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead
mikej 01/Feb/70 Solo
with Mike Padget, Brian Hughes
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