Rockfax Description
Climb the slab to the large ledge then ascend the large block by embracing both aretes (long arms helpful!) with a final balancy long reach move for the top mantel. © Rockfax

Mark Davies 2002


ClimberDateStyle
RuthW 24/Sep TR
CallumJ 24/Sep TR
troybison 12/Sep TR O/S
with Dave Robbins
royle883 11/Sep Lead O/S
Amy Drayton 26/Aug Solo O/S
Mike Lee 09/Aug Solo
Sowerby Sam 09/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jul Lead O/S
kez1 12/Jul 2nd rpt
Frankie Doodle 12/Jul Lead O/S
with kez1
Hidden 08/Jun 2nd
Caroline_Schofield 08/Jun 2nd dog

I would say arms longer than mine are an essential! Tried going direct three times before giving in and laybacking the left side instead!

Hidden 07/Jun Lead
Hidden ?/Jun -
Olliec 05/May Lead O/S
foobar123 24/Apr 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr Lead O/S
will484 02/Apr 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr Lead O/S
BnB 20/Mar -
Lancer 19/Mar Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Feb 2nd
jonhowson 28/Feb Lead O/S

I would give the route a resounding 'meh'.

Hidden 14/Feb 2nd
Psych ?/Feb 2nd O/S
Rickrick 30/Jan Solo
Robin Nichols 16/Nov/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
gd303uk 16/Nov/15 Solo O/S

very interesting moves on the top block stretched out between the two edges. Slowly up until I could get my feet high enough to reach for the top , rather good.

Hidden 14/Nov/15 2nd
hthom 14/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Babika
tomaca12 01/Nov/15 Lead
alexcollins123 01/Nov/15 2nd
RKirke 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Freshers
Joseph.Bradders 02/Sep/15 Solo O/S
pete1993 21/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Tom
Teappleby 21/Aug/15 Solo
cragsman9000 02/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Neil
clairemathews 19/Jun/15 2nd
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 19/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 22/May/15 Solo O/S
jackappleby 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 16/May/15 Solo
cmars89 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/15 Lead
charley 02/Apr/15 Solo rpt
thomas.veness 21/Mar/15 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Not sure I did the climb correctly though. I got my hands over the top having gone upwards reaching around the side, but I went round to one side rather than doing the poorly-protected mantel. (!)

Hidden 18/Mar/15 TR
Matt Groom 10/Mar/15 Solo
Limitless_Space ??/2015 -
Roch 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ryan Whitlock
giuly 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Steve, Robin Oliver
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Ericrd 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Richy
Nigel Bond 16/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo
Lancer 24/Jun/14 Solo O/S
noemie5438 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Liam
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
briar4012 04/May/14 2nd dnf

Finished up left hand route at the top as couldn't span the block!

with Mark H
Steve Palmer 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Teappleby 19/Mar/14 Solo
Calum Wadsworth 19/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Uni Lot
Oo 30/Nov/13 Lead
Louis Miller 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Couldn't quite get the position right when hugging the top block to do it direct, used a foot on wall to right to give myself some balance to reach for top, felt as if the wall wasn't there a flag in same position would have done the same. Nice climb for a damp day though.

Hidden 17/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Ali Mortazavi 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rita
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
ipblake 08/Jun/13 2nd
col3 08/Jun/13 2nd
with Dad
Paul1 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Ian
sam26051 07/Jun/13 2nd
with Nadine Fecht
Hidden 07/Jun/13 Lead
Goose4 06/May/13 Solo
Bullybones 02/May/13 Solo
Dawn_K_B 24/Apr/13 2nd
pete_naylor 22/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Ricky Layf 22/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Kate
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
franhammond92 13/Mar/13 Solo β
Hidden 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Doug miller 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
SteveoS 24/Feb/13 Solo
AlexFletcher 17/Feb/13 Lead
with Youngky Panjaitan
franhammond92 25/Nov/12 2nd
shaunhumphreys 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Matt88 03/Nov/12 Lead
mapperley samurai 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 05/Oct/12 Solo O/S
jon59 28/Aug/12 Lead
oodie72 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
waynem1985 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
bobstones 26/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Sowerby Sam 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Goodman
joemallia 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
mrginna 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
woody0606 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Niki Watling
yarrow 17/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Joey C 02/Jun/12 Lead
with Dave Bowler
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Rob Jarratt 26/May/12 2nd

Not sure if I did the top bit right.

with Julie Hardie, Andy Crawley
Jake Young 25/May/12 Solo O/S
Fraser hill-casey 05/May/12 Solo O/S
pmurdy 02/May/12 Solo rpt
hellboundblr 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Steve Agct
KippStudley 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
laurie turpin 23/Mar/12 2nd
Michael Aylen 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S
HAJ Francis 17/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 10/Mar/12 Lead

Didn't have the arm span to do top wall proper.

with Andy Odger, Allan Mac
cripper ?/Mar/12 -
SallyMay ?/Mar/12 Solo dnf

main slab only finished on Sentinel Crack

andy.smythe ??/2012 -
Paul1 23/Nov/11 Solo

ment to lead but no gear. whent up the right crack.

with Alex
flyinfrenchy 23/Nov/11 Solo O/S
jjclarke70 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
mattorford 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
AielSavage 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S
joe.91 20/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Olli-C 20/Oct/11 Solo O/S
rockaddict 26/Sep/11 2nd
simon mitchie 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
SGD 24/Sep/11 Lead

Nice slab moves and finished up the layback, my arms are too short

Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo O/S
pmurdy 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
ryansb90 06/Aug/11 2nd
SMThompson1 06/Aug/11 Lead
with callum sewell, Ryan Sandford-Blackburn
WillDoyle 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
howiebartrip 31/Jul/11 2nd
with Carl Bilboe, Gemma Golby
The Nic Monk 26/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
fosterrobert 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Luke, Sarah, Liz
Will_Maxwell 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
robblowen 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Alex.M-M. 21/Jun/11 Solo O/S
P Rogers 19/Jun/11 TR

nice balancy slab start, but longer arms than mine needed to work up the finishing block, escaped up final layback of Sentinel Crack.

with Roni
Purple Roni 19/Jun/11 TR

Not recommended at the end of the day when you have sore fingertips!!!!!

Andy Peak 1 05/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 06/May/11 Solo O/S
cloneragan 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
lizzie789 25/Apr/11 Lead

Didn't do the seal move, went off left up the diff or something

marcduhig 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Bottom slab is easy, top is bold with no gear, escaped off to the left

with David PCC
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gavster2405 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
chrisanderson 14/Mar/11 2nd
al123 13/Mar/11 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt
jaimer 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Tom, Barry
Hidden 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
Double Knee Bar 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Iain
sasmojo 30/Oct/10 Solo
richardashe 30/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Tom Downes 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

pretty much a solo with a rope tied to me

with caroline Hammond
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
parksy986 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with martin hill
Mr. K 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Marc Duhig
marcduhig 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Mr. K
APuddy 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
B-bop 18/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Good lead by Puds in less than ideal conditions.

with Puds
Snowboy 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Hug the Block then Reach!

g_quaglia 04/Jul/10 Solo O/S
geddicakes 03/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Aiden Smith, Nat
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Solo β
Hidden 14/Jun/10 Sent
ben_250 14/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Andrew, Tom
Hidden 14/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
geddicakes 22/May/10 Solo O/S
tebs 19/May/10 Solo O/S

Think i just climbed the slab then did something else to finish

ojp 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
Dave Foster 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Si
Monkey_Alan 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
Hidden 17/Mar/10 Solo
fyfers ??/2010 Solo O/S
RM199 ??/2010 -
charley 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Nice route & good fun hugging the top, tried to mantel at the top-out but couldn't. Had to get my leg up and roll over the top.

garywong 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Goody 28/Oct/09 TR dnf

Didn't manage last section.

with Petra Guy, Suzie Hughes
Matt Bennett 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Luke Copley, Lewis Grey
Blurgy319 08/Aug/09 2nd
with John Hopwood
Hidden 26/Jul/09 Lead dog
Andy Fielding 01/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Steven Andrews 20/Jun/09 Solo
sadsetts 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Al and Ronny
maybe_si 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
JimBee ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Graham Taylor, Ian Burt
Hidden 31/May/09 TR O/S
mark stones 09/May/09 Lead
valentinesbabe 09/May/09 2nd dog

finished but up the corner instead of the aretes...my arms just weren't quite long enough!!!

williap 25/Apr/09 Lead
with FCP
Laurence Everitt 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Piacenza27 27/Dec/08 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Ed Westwood 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Will Westwood
Ed Westwood 19/Oct/08 Solo
TiffTiff 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 14/Sep/08 Solo
Scott McRae 31/Aug/08 Solo O/S
fizzy_elephant 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
SteveMyatt 14/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Ka Kei Ho
Kirill 02/Aug/08 2nd
with Andy Barker, Paul Bolton
Hidden 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Shandy 22/Jul/08 2nd O/S

Looksa lot easier from the bottom whenthe leader is going up! Top quote fron Ed, while dangling from top with arms fully extended: "now, just pull yourself up"

vard 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
vard 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mark20 16/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Solo dnf
BenJacobs 16/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Brown 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
climber.brandon 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with liam
Brandon Copley 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with liam
Liam Copley 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with brother - brandon
RCrockford 18/May/08 Solo O/S
with Mike A
sstanier 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sophie Adshead
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Solo
Adam1973 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
kevlad 24/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with adam burt
John Lewis 16/Feb/08 Solo
with Michael
Hidden 08/Feb/08 Solo O/S
stato 27/Jan/08 Sent O/S

Good climb, although can be tricky if your short

roberto18 13/Jan/08 Solo
frankcp87 31/Oct/07 Lead O/S

I shot straight up the very plesent slab, but wasn't too keen on hugging the block to the escape, so got Will to bimble up to me and spot me as i finished direct. A strange route...

williap 31/Oct/07 2nd
with FCP
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Reachy

with Edd Rab
edd rab 02/Oct/07 Lead RP
csd23 ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Abraham
PondLife 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Dan Martyr
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 25/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
gregarding ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ashley Hutton
howlingbaboon 24/Jul/07 Solo O/S
cem 02/Jun/07 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 05/May/07 Solo O/S

Balancy but easy

Hidden 04/May/07 Solo dnf
Chriswallis2 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
epic ed 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S

one bit of gear! hugging the block at top was good fun

with Chris M
tom.e 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hamster ??/2006 2nd O/S

Did this as the finish looked such a laugh.

with Ian Thurgood
Hidden ??/2004 -
DerwentDiluted 04/Jul/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 31/Mar/00 Solo
Voting
High VS
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Low HS
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High 4c
Mid 4c
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Style of ascent
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