The Big Greeny*** E3 6a
[Amscliffe crag, York,Nikon, Picture was taken by Shabad Chawla, Awesome route, final crux, 2 kb]14m. A short fingery wall leads to bulges (large cams) which are tackled leftwards then right using the nostril-like pockets. The right-hand exit is the stretchy Ginger Whinger, E7 7a. © ROCKFAX
Start between Parsons' and Frankland's, climb to the curving break. Climb over this to the left, then using the nostrils climb to the top.
John Syrett, Al Manson. 01/May/1973

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies..

Photo: Amscliffe crag, York,Nikon, Picture was taken by Shabad Chawla, Awesome route, final crux © Rockwarrior
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This climb is in 130 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Fell off the top having not looked at the top holds last saturday. This time went and cleaned and chalked the hold over the top - good job as it was a tad wet! Awesome route, my fave on grit to date. Well psyched.
Duncan Campbell - Lead G/U - 18/Oct/14 with Flo, Stadders, Bubbles

Took the lob from the top at the end of the day, would go back and brush the top and locate top holds. Very intimidating but relatively reasonable climbing up to the top section, though the first bit is technical and bold feeling. Ace lob from the top of the crag to the almost the bottom!
Duncan Campbell - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/14 with Flo, Bubbles

Top roped with Paul. I fell off twice before finishing, he did it clean with my chalk to follow! One for next time. Reachy and bold but actually not that hard once you know what's coming.
ebf - TR O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Paul Stephenson

jacobjacob - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/14

Acoustic_Olly - Lead RP - 13/Sep/14

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/14

nick ferro - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with Jonathan Aylwin

theomoore - Lead G/U - 16/Jul/14 with robertmctague

Excellent! Fell off this last year but clean on first go tonight. If you're not too tall like me then crux definitely feels like 6a (as new Yorkshire Guide gives it.) Really great top out well above your gear, although gear is absolutely bomber. *** star route
climberchristy - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14 with Ben Cole

Nez - 2014

robertmctague - Lead - 2014

pastep - TR β - 2014 with ebf

Underestimated this, so glad to have got to the top without taking the massive lob.
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 23/Nov/13 with Joe Seymour

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/13

lanky and weak - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/13 with John McCune

First go I committed to the moves, switched hands on the pocket then got slightly scared moving above my gear. 2nd go went well and felt much more relaxed. Matching on the pocket is really hard! AMazing route.
James Oswald - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13 with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/13

Apharri - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Jim Gayler

westaway - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/13

Malcolm Bass - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Adrian Mellor

feilx - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13 with Felix

Chris Reid - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Lissy Manners

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/13

CragDog - Lead RP - 01/Jul/13

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Lucy Mitchell

MeMeMe - Lead - 03/May/13 with Tom

Certainly keeps coming at you...
tommytwotone - 2nd - 03/May/13 with Mike

danny33 - Lead - May/13

MichaelGallimore - TR dog - 21/Apr/13 with Maria, Stephan

andybirtwistle - 2013

MeMeMe - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with control freak

JRennie - 2nd β - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/12

petegunn - TR - 12/Jul/12 with Davina

Got the pocket-match move wrong and had to repeat that move. Great route! Left gear in-situ for next leader & then seconded again to clean route.
budchawla - 2nd dog - Jul/12 with Alexander Orlov

Nice and great route
Rockwarrior - Jul/12

Awesome route, brilliant!
Rockwarrior - Lead - Jul/12

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

Second of the three. Excellent. Huge side winds made it interesting! On Conors gear.
Dave Warburton - Lead β - 24/Jun/12 with Conor

2nd go - you go a long way if you fluff the top, a very fun route
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Andy H

Not sure how to log this.. Lobbed off floundering for the top, didn't bother pulling ropes but climbed it next go. Top-rope to the knee-bar then lead after? Definitely 6a moves!
PeteH - Lead - 27/May/12 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd dog - 27/May/12 with Peter Hart

Dan Mckinlay - Lead - 13/Apr/12

budchawla - 2012

Scary green topout!
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11

gforce - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Dave O

dave o - 2nd - 20/Sep/11 with Graham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11

markalmack - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

MeMeMe - Lead - 08/Jun/11 with Pete

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Steve Crowe - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead rpt - 2011 with Martin Wood

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2011

Rob Greenwood - UKC - 2011 with Steve Sharland

Great stuff. Pretty much onsight but I had seen the top while I was belaying at the top of Overhanging Groove. Bold technical start followed by a more strenuous but well-protected finish.
Andrew Barker - Lead β - 21/Sep/10 with Si

bit too casual - just popped off at the top. got it easily next go.
simon kimber - Lead - 16/Aug/10 with Rob Sandercock

Jon Read - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with andi turner

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jul/10

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Olly

On shunt, messed up the top-out
chrishedgehog - TR dog - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/May/10

rob.s22 - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with S,K

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

miastacey - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Bob Smith

Seymore Butt - 2009

Toby Dunn - Sep/08

even better than I remember it from a couple of years ago
Ram MkiV - Lead - 30/Jun/08 with Al & Hannah

bottled it first go from top crimp, returned to deck, got it next go easily. think lack of trad and confidence hindered clean ascent
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/08 with Steve and Hannah

Got to the top pocket 3 times, chickened out 3 times. Downclimbed to the ground, so still ok for the O/S!
IanJackson - Lead dnf - 23/Feb/08 with Big Ian

Took a massive fall from this route last year, felt nervous this time but it was over mercifully quickly. Finished direct.
alaan - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/08

Boy - 2008

Not as difficult as I thought it would be but with possibly the worst top out Ive ever seen. Sean jettisoned the remainder of his rack before going for the crux so I had to second it with all that gear in tow.
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Sean Jacobs

Sean_J - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Will Hunt

Hidden - TR dnf - 25/Nov/07

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Oct/07

One rest after failing to work out the top first go.
MeMeMe - Lead dog - 30/Aug/07 with Andy and Bob

mattyork2 - 2nd - 26/Jun/07 with Ally Smith

25ft fall from the top. Gutted.
alaan - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/07 with Grant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

one fall from the top, annoying, as it was not too bad the second go. I blame bad beta!
WB - Lead dog - 26/Jul/06 with Jim

Exciting. Hard for the grade ?
shark - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06 with Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/05

1st effort had to slap for top - held it for a scond but too greasy so took the lob and blew the onsight! 10 mins later; second effort - chalked up pre-crux properly and it felt class, went nice and static. Biggest fall to date.
Ram MkiV - Lead - Aug/05 with Alex Mason

Gus - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with andi elizabeth turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/02

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/01 with Rob Muirhead

jhardwick - 2nd O/S - 2000

chrishedgehog - TR dog - 10/Jun/99 with Dan Bailey

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/98 with Robin

Mike Owen - 13/May/98 with Mark Hounsley

Jon Read - Lead O/S - May/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

innes - Lead - Mar/98 with Craig

sadams - Lead - 25/Oct/97 with Hugh Cottom

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/97

jameshiggins - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/96

John Southworth - Lead rpt - 08/May/96 with Matt Booth

rob.grafton - Lead - 12/Sep/95 with Bruce

leathers - TR - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

rob.grafton - Lead - 1995 with Bruce

rob.grafton - Lead - 18/May/93 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - Oct/92 with Dad

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 23/Sep/92 with David

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 23/Jul/92 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Mar/90 with Andy Chambers

Richard White - Lead RP - 1990 with Steve Wilson

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Paul Greenland

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 30/Aug/87 with Murray Hamilton

Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 18/Apr/85

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1985

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/83

Chris Craggs - Lead - Aug/81 with John Addy

Hidden - 1973

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