25m. Why this route has no stars is beyond me, it's a mind-blowing climb. Start as for Cave Route but exit the first ledge by climbing the vertical blocky wall right of the groove. Slot a medium sized cam into a blind crack to protect a powerful move up the small roof. Finish as for Cave Route. Si Lynch 2009.

Mike Webster 22/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep 2nd dnf
libby.southgate 29/Aug Lead
with Heike SMC, Brian SMC
KeithAlexander 29/Aug AltLd O/S

led the final short pitch from the cave up (and retrieved Sarah's stuck helmet!)

with Sarah
huntymc 20/Aug 2nd O/S
with Ben Hardy
eckymof 10/Aug Lead O/S

most excellent route done in two pitches

with Lee Prott
Nomadguru 09/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug Lead
Mearnser 26/Jul 2nd O/S
with Aaron Barker
lorna_hinton 24/Jul AltLd
Hidden 18/Jul Solo O/S
Steve Perry 19/Jun 2nd rpt


Hidden 19/Jun 2nd O/S
fireloveswater 14/Jun 2nd
with Fergus Alexander
fuzzysheep01 28/May Lead O/S

1 pitch. Superb.

MattKettle 28/May 2nd O/S
Barry Harper 22/May Lead O/S

Done in one pitch, great gear, climbing and fantastic exposure.

Ben Watson 20/May Lead O/S

Fantastic climbing! Led as a single pitch.

Irelando 17/May Lead rpt
Steven Carter 13/May Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Apr Lead
plain kitten ??/2015 -
masa-alpin 30/Sep/14 2nd β
with Jo B
Hidden 30/Sep/14 2nd
kato'sdad 26/May/14 Lead
with MIA re-assessment
afrosam 13/May/14 2nd
joeurwin 13/May/14 Lead O/S
with afrosam
kegless 03/May/14 2nd
with Jonny Hawkins
AaronJohnstone ?/May/14 2nd
Steve Perry 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Excellent route, I got the top pitch which is fantastic exposure for such a grade.

kayakmonkey ??/2014 Lead
GordonAinslie ??/2014 -
stuart34 30/Oct/13 2nd
with Gabi
Hidden 03/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
malone 03/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Fiona Reid 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with JL
abbeywall 31/Aug/13 2nd
with Heike
peterhubbard 10/Aug/13 Lead
with Jo Stutchbury
Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Ross L 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Patrick
steve.aisthorpe 17/Jun/13 Lead
with Hannah Burrows-Smith
Thoms6974 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
StuMsg 08/Jun/13 2nd
Jonescrusher 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Andrew Taylor
Matthew Glenn 18/May/13 Lead O/S
Chris.p.h 11/May/13 2nd O/S

multi pitch very enjoyable climb ***

Fiona Reid 05/May/13 AltLd

Very nice, led pitch one. Gets three stars in the SMC guide.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 05/May/13 AltLd

Pitch 2, had seconded years ago.

with Fiona
fireloveswater ?/Mar/13 Lead
with Andy Thomson
StuartO ??/2013 -
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/12 -
ali mccalli 12/Jun/12 Lead
Harry Holmes 08/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Joanna
horsefeathers 08/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Harry
nowler 28/May/12 2nd
with HenryCowan, steev
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
cuthill76 05/May/12 Lead
Dave Baker 05/May/12 2nd rpt
Thoms6974 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Getting over the ledge to rejoin the indirect route was performed with pure beach whaling class

AGoodi 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
dipper 18/Mar/12 Lead

nice and exposed

with ryan hurson
Mapleleaf 11/Mar/12 AltLd

Surprisingly dry for this time of year. I lead the first pitch.

Hidden 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
daniel.loram 02/Mar/12 2nd
Gibson27 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Cassidy ??/2012 2nd
smcw 16/Oct/11 Lead
xusa 12/Oct/11 2nd dnf
Andy Moles 23/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Cronin
ZA 11/Sep/11 2nd
with Ben Robson
mikpen 21/Jul/11 2nd
Andy Moles 14/Jun/11 2nd
with James McKenna, Anders
DOVEY 01/Jun/11 Lead

Multi pitch

with Chris + Fran
deanj ?/Jun/11 Lead
with 2 div AT
allanmb 14/May/11 TR O/S
iainstap ?/May/11 Lead
Crowley6969 28/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd
RossT 23/Apr/11 AltLd
with paul, Chris
geoff.comley 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S

nice easy finish for the day, steep moves on massive holds. Recommended.

with Sean Watt, Ali Erginsoy
Sean20 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ali Erginsoy, Geoff Comley
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
HenryCowan ??/2011 -
with Paul Freudental
shorey1990 ??/2011 -
gforce 06/Oct/10 Lead

Absolutely brilliant!

with Emma
nowler 26/Aug/10 -
Smelly Fox 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Heather Fox
stef050 17/Jul/10 2nd dnf

burned out on first mocve of second pitch where one must pull up and swing out onto small ledge with right foot, then second move after this was too difficult, fell off two or three times but disappointed i didn't manage this vs not as tech as others i have done in the grade.

with graeme watson
PeteLoveless 15/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jon McCune
tallthinmonkey 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Leuhman, Josh Plant
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Elsier 16/May/10 AltLd O/S

Superb climb!

with Amy
amy 16/May/10 AltLd
with Elsie
Sutty22 08/May/10 2nd

A great variant on Cave Route.

with Simon
simon_D 08/May/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Sutty
John Roe 25/Apr/10 AltLd

Adam led the first, (crux), pitch.

with Adam Davis
andybroadway 17/Apr/10 2nd
Brendan 22/Mar/10 Lead β

Wow. I recently climbed Walewska, which is the best VS on grit according to the guide. I think this route is better.

with Andy, Paul
Hidden 25/Jan/10 2nd
Chris Sansum 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Colin Gunning
gaz.marshall 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Dunc
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead
Mrs Weasel 09/May/09 2nd
JiveWeasel 09/May/09 Lead

Out there Maaaan!

Jon Macleod 07/May/09 Lead O/S

Lovely route, felt good leading.

with Catherine O'rourke & Graham Stuchbery
scottyeile 07/May/09 2nd dnf
with john
laurenb66 29/Apr/09 Lead

Was a really nice route till i got stuck in the top crack for 15 mins!!!!!!!!

with imigen
s kennedy 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with mark mosgrove
Hidden 18/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead
russellwood 05/May/08 2nd O/S
with Danny Dunbar
Danny Boy Dunbar 05/May/08 AltLd
with Russ Elwood
wileejoe ??/2008 TR
with ally
tallthinmonkey 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Eilidh Paterson
steve.aisthorpe ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John Lyall
stokesrees 09/Jun/07 AltLd
with Joe Nunn
kwickfit 23/May/07 TR O/S

nice alternative to cave route

dave o 07/May/07 2nd O/S
with Julia H
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
elegant cheddar ??/2007 2nd
with adam hughes
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Captain Solo 06/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Karen
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Captain Solo 25/May/06 2nd
with Mark
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 12/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Keith
HIGHTOWER ?/Apr/04 Lead β
with Griz
Batty 08/Oct/03 AltLd β
Ken Applegate 01/Aug/03 Lead
with Andy Barker
garethsteel ?/Oct/00 -
Ben lad ??/1998 2nd
with bed bed
Hidden ??/1996 -
babymoac 25/Feb/90 2nd
with MTW
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