A superb and surprisingly fast drying route taking the slabs and walls to the L. of Arcturus. Technically easier than its more popular neighbour but more sustained and with finer climbing.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

scott quinn 10/Oct AltLd O/S

nice direct line

Tom.Priestley 10/Oct AltLd O/S

I got P2.

MikeLeeds 03/Oct AltLd O/S
with Dave Clark
tunnah 01/Oct AltLd O/S
theomoore 26/Sep AltLd O/S

Our first climb to get up to jack's rake.... Roisin led p1 which was a great effort as parts of it were wet. I did p2 which was absolutely soaking and a bit boring for e1 I thought.

with Roisin
Roisin 26/Sep AltLd O/S
D.botts87 11/Sep AltLd O/S


Hidden 11/Sep AltLd O/S
Nigel Bond 09/Sep AltLd O/S
with Jeremy Morris
Anne Gumbley 31/Aug 2nd
markfairbank 31/Aug Lead O/S
GridNorth 12/Aug AltLd

Excellent route. Steady but not HVS IMO. First mountain route for a couple of years, the walk in and out was harder than the route.

with Chris Sansum
Chris Sansum 12/Aug AltLd O/S

Al p1, Chris p2. Felt easy for e1.

Steve Lenartowicz 08/Aug Lead
with Clare
joe.91 25/Jul Lead O/S

Very good! Easy E1

with Dot
Phil Ingle 18/Jul AltLd O/S
with Will LMC, Max Cole
thegoatstroker 16/Jul AltLd

led p1 prob hvs with tree

with james gibson, matt fraser
jimmatthews 11/Jul AltLd O/S
with Paul Maine
youwillfindjimbo 28/Jun AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 27/Jun AltLd

First pitch this time. Must try to do it without the tree some time.

Peter Metcalfe 16/Jun AltLd

What a fab route. P1 would be much harder w/o the tree.

with Chris Comerie
Hidden 08/Jun AltLd O/S
kyaizawa 04/Jun Lead O/S
lcullum7 04/Jun 2nd O/S
andy gittins 30/May 2nd
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
DSM 30/May Lead O/S

Easy for E1?

with Andy Gittins
petegunn 23/Apr AltLd

Preferred this to Arcturus as both pitches had more interest. Gorgeous day.

with Davina
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd O/S
martrin 21/Apr AltLd
with Colin Smith
Martyn Nicholson ??/2015 -
Roberttaylor 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
annep11 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1.

papashango 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Nat
aerobiee 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Tim Bevan 03/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 26/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Stephen
Chrismoore94 26/Aug/14 AltLd
with Mark Sergeant
planetmarshall 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Paul Twyford, Emma Twyford
Hidden 21/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Binder 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

I led p1. Lovely.

with Paul M, Ian L
John Brayshaw 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

led P2

with Gareth
1poundSOCKS 01/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Bob led P1, I led P2. Really good route and an excellent 'warm-up' for Golden Slipper. Bob said 'watch me' a lot. I presumed it was hard!!! :)

bobpilgrem 01/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

P1- with aid of tree ! Excellent route.

with Matthew
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
mark20 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Jake Young 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
olekemi 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Jeremy M
Ken Taylor 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Steve Livingston
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead
oliverk 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2, really nice

with Marty
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
helin 20/Jun/14 2nd
with Clive, peter
Gudge 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2 - nice route.

Coel Hellier 19/Jun/14 AltLd
with Chris
redshapedfriday 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
Peter Metcalfe 17/Jun/14 Lead

*some* use of tree on P1

Freshprintce 07/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead
Rob Rocket 31/May/14 AltLd O/S


Scooter Young 31/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
andysroom 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
davidgent 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Andy Parsons
Hidden 21/Apr/14 AltLd
Danny Crump 19/Apr/14 AltLd
with Neil Passmore, Martin Bagshaw
john lynch 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch.

with Joe Holden
john lynch 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch.

with Joe Holden
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd dog
Martin Bagshaw 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

led p2

with Neil Passmore, Danny Crump
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
guy757 16/Apr/14 -
chris smith 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route, good gear and good belays! Crux is definitely 5b

with david cowley
David Cowley 14/Apr/14 2nd dog

Had to pull on gear to gain a bit height to get through crux on second pitch

Dan Tait 13/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Alex McMillan
alexmcmillan 13/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Alastair R 28/Sep/13 AltLd
with Steve and Pete
robbo157 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
JanBella 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with matt
Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Second time leading this one. A real beauty.

with Paul Hennelly
Clay C 22/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Led P1 - no particularly hard moves but fairly sustained.

with Al
Pete Wimbush 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Gavin Singleton
Mowglee 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead
pete40 21/Jul/13 2nd
with martin
rob16 17/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Matt Rowat 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Led both pitches but messed up runners so ended up with massive rope drag on 2nd pitch and had to split it half way. Parks led through. Great route! Miles better and cleaner than it looks.

with Parky
Will Sheaff 11/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Will Harris
Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
BigTone 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lead P1. Quality. Good tree.

leon 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

pitch 2

jon22 06/Jul/13 AltLd
manxclare 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with jon22
Gramps24 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S

1st Pitch Only

with BigTone
Nick Rundall 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

Liam Ingram 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

P2. Not even close to *** condition right now.

JamieSparkes 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, interesting to note that nobody has thus far mentioned that the crux of both pitches involves climbing a tree! Top pitch tails off rapidly - maybe ** not *** Blog here: http://bit.ly/19qTskB

Woodiee ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

led p2 - great climbing throughout - 3* at the grade with thought provoking 1st pitch!

with sam webb
tomhull 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
jules1990 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Bertbee 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch. Outstanding climbing.

Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
steven 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Elliot King, Paul Horabin
Hidden 03/Jun/13 AltLd
simon1965 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

First pitch lead.

with peakdj
Ben1983 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


Monkey_Alan 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Steady climbing with sustained interest throughout.

Lee Sheard 02/May/13 AltLd rpt
with jenny
Lessworkmoreclimbing 02/May/13 AltLd β

Led pitch 2

with Lee
Hidden ?/Apr/13 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
bpclarke ??/2013 2nd
woodsy 27/Oct/12 AltLd

Brilliant brilliant 2 high quality reasonably sustained 5b pitches with not a poor move on them

with bram
BTphonehome 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

High quality climbing to finish a fantastic day

with Woodsy
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
David Wynne 09/Sep/12 2nd
with Mark Fyles, Tony Womersley
NeilGriffiths 12/Aug/12 AltLd
with Adrian Pedley
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd dog
a13x 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Robinson
Jay C 18/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2, great route

Tomprusk 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Awkward with a big rucsack on!

with Jay, Nick
Nick Nitro 18/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Doing it with big bags on makes for an interesting time.

edmitchell 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Bulls Crack 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lovely route but HVS I think

with SP
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
tatz45 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch, excellent.

katyvose1 26/May/12 -
Hannes B 23/May/12 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 21/May/12 Lead
Johann 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wheeldon
Pete Graham ?/May/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Pohil 26/Mar/12 AltLd
with John Crook
Lee Sheard 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with John Hubbard
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
Julesthe1st 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Dave Latimer ?/Aug/11 2nd
benclimbing ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
MD 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Mark H, Ed
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Lead rpt
stephenhartley 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Burns
davesykes 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

treated to display by the red arrows over Windermere

with willy, Stan
DaveAtkinson 03/Jul/11 Lead

Everything you expect from a 3* climb.

with P.Cannon
Rob1988 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Cal
sgl0jd ?/Jul/11 -
mick1jones 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Second pitch in the wet!

with Rich Rogers
beds74 04/Jun/11 Lead

missed top pitch out

with Craig Hartley
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S

First pitch felt easier than second, needed a bit of help from the top to get off belay ledge, but rest was brilliant!

Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Dunx 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Harrop, Matt Schwarz
esther ?/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead rpt
peppermill 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Bob 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Alex Challoner
andrew sandercock 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Chrismo
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
robertmichaeladams 17/Apr/11 AltLd
with Tom
tomdude 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

thoroughly enjoyable despite our tiredness

with rob
martrin 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
peterstanworth 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tomhull 25/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

lead 2nd pitch

with mark nottridge
ollyroberts 09/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Harry
Hidden 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
matt_ringrose 04/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Dave Smith
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
dave o 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Julia H
tim newton 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Andrew Wilson 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Mark lead 1st, me 2nd.

Different Steve 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1

DubyaJamesDubya 31/May/10 -
with Ian Smith
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
uphillnow 19/May/10 AltLd O/S

Igot pitch 2,4.

with trever Good
Shuttsie ?/May/10 2nd

salesy led p1, crossy p2

Hidden ?/May/10 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Daniel
jimsrankin 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Liam
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
Shaw Brown 12/Sep/09 AltLd
with David Jones
Conan 30/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

1st E15b lead for 8 years. OK was a bit on the easy side for the grade as the gear was great all the way up. The 1st pitch alone made it worth the 3 stars!

with Loz
DavidR 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Hol led pitch 1.

Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Owen W-G 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2, difficulty is placing gear in strenuous position to protect what turns out to be an easyish move. Top 20m is about HS standard, don't get why this is 3* compared to other Lakes classics and not sure route is harder than mid-HVS either.

with Max
garburn 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Mayer
steve prior ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy C
Roger Cruse 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Kris
dannyboy83 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Felt like VS!!

cat22 24/May/09 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 AltLd
tomhull 18/Apr/09 AltLd


with rin
nakedave 18/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 17/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 11/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
decs 27/Sep/08 AltLd
with Konrad
cem 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Led p1

IanJackson 13/Jul/08 Solo
nakedave 01/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

lithos 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

great first pitch, very well protected. 2nd pitch has nice steep start and hard interesting moves but tails off towards the end a bit so looses the third *

with cookie
John Kettle 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 16/May/08 AltLd
with Felix
felixthelion 16/May/08 AltLd
MazElden ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Adam1973 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
IanJackson 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Urgles 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Fiend
david morse 10/Jun/07 Lead

excellent, shame the quality doesnt continue throughout P2. P1 a bit like superdirect on dinas mot. good times

with jon denniss
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
GuyM 05/May/07 -
with will
Chris the Tall 27/Apr/07 Lead

Just did the first pitch, before continuing up Arcturus

Hidden 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/07 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Feb/07 2nd dog
Shaw Brown 10/Sep/06 AltLd

Led second pitch this time

with simon blythe
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
five 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, which felt like VS, but is brilliant, whatever its grade. Second pitch has just one tricky move.

with JT, PW
fizzy_elephant 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Felt quite straight forward after Arcturus. Theres a nice tree to play in near the start. Few branches missing off it.. must have had a few fat boys going up it.

with stu
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jul/06 AltLd
danm 10/Jun/06 AltLd
with Jim Danson
jimdanson 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with dan middleton
Trobbo 01/Jun/06 AltLd
with peter graham
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
joe larner ?/Jan/06 2nd
Nick Beckett ??/2006 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Terry Robinson
Stig 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Stefan Kruger 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

Just splendid. The lake district in its full glory, high mountain crag, fantastic views, top weather. Clearly running out of superlatives. Quite straight-forward for the grade, finishing at the half-height 'rake'.

with Bruno Marks
Bella ?/Aug/05 Lead β
with Stabbsy
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Piers Harley ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Paul Winder
max_chan ?/May/05 AltLd O/S

I lead 1st pitch

with Steve
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Nigel Coe 19/Jul/04 -
with Tim Dunsby
Hidden 13/Jul/04 AltLd
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead O/S
John Pickles 31/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Naomi Fisher
gonggashan 16/Aug/03 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 04/Aug/03 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 15/May/03 AltLd
with Neil McGeachy
Shaw Brown 03/Sep/02 AltLd
with David Jones
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jul/02 AltLd
with Andy Hyslop
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/00 AltLd
Hammy 10/May/00 AltLd
with Jim Evans
Hidden 07/May/00 -
Bob 21/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
with A Wiggans
Dave Musgrove ?/Aug/99 Lead
PaulTanton ?/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
with Dave Taylor
rob.grafton 20/Aug/97 AltLd
with Bruce Perry
NickJH ??/1995 -
ian caton ??/1985 -
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