Rockfax Description
An expedition from above Wuthering all the way to the finish of Robin Hood's Balcony Cave Direct. It is mostly ledge shuffling but the 'bad step' between the two caves needs care as it is difficult to protect. Belay along the way. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Through Routes!, King of VDiff.

EBailey 06/Aug Solo O/S
ian d f 10/Jul Solo O/S
GermanAlex 07/Mar AltLd O/S

Awkward section between caves, difficult to protect for leader and second as guidebook says. Nice varied expedition though. Sketch factor for both leader and second probably make it closer to HS.

with Jack
dannyboy83 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Alpine Style

Graeme Hammond 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

longer BMC true version, not sure why this route is in the "Trough routes" ticklist as you don't climb through the cave at any point!

with Jim
Jim Slater 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S


deacondeacon 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Led a bit, soloed a bit, seconded a bit. Step across was sketch-orama being wet and slimy. Fun though

the power 12/Jan/14 2nd O/S

green as kermits ball sack

with deacon
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
hlegge 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S

just wanted to stand in the second scoop bit

Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 AltLd
StuartP 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Jason Smeeth
jason smeeth 21/Jul/13 Lead
with StuartP
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
charley 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Shouldn't of really bothered using ropes...

with Ange
valentinesbabe 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Charley used the thread in the left cave to "protect" the step between caves, would have still had a big swing though!! He then forgot to place gear until the crack up to the belay stance so it made it feel a little bit spicy on second with a big swing the other way! We then soloed across to the exit. The rope drag would have been awful if you were doing it in one.

kez1 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with jack hockenhull, conor forshaw
Scott Dunkley 08/Jan/12 -
lewist1993 08/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
tlmarjot 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
stephenmckenzie 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
djcarter ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice moves stepping between caves, then got loads of drag, could have been more enjoyable as 2 pitches. Will probably do again at some point (nice views!)

with Joe B
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
pabbage ?/Sep/09 Lead
robjc89 ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Houston
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 AltLd

Should have switched pitches. I found first pitch desperate and second pitch easy, while partner vice versa. Unforgettable!!! [Note Rockfax cut this route in half, which is very lame of them, use the BMC guide for max fun]

with Scott Barnett
tomB 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Matt Roper
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo dnf
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
littledave 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Ian Parkhouse
HamishD 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 only

with adrian lowe
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Phil PBC ??/2007 -
rocktigger ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Clare
akhughes ??/2000 -
SPD224 ??/1989 Solo
Hidden ??/1987 -
Iain Thow ??/1987 Solo

Did all sections during may & june.

Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 07/Oct/67 Solo
with Geoff Williams
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