15m. From the belay tree at the top of Back Off, scramble up left and carefully cross a rubble strewn ledge. Climb the center of the slab above. The start of this pitch isn't very appealing, and is particularly insecure and unpleasant if at all damp.

J Rose, T Dixon 06/May/2007

the ant hill mob 06/Jun Lead O/S
Jessicacrump 06/Jun 2nd
davidclare 16/May 2nd O/S
with Tris Vye
Hidden 04/May Lead O/S
sideshow84 04/May Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 01/May TR
with Mike Rotraxion
Hidden ?/May Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 05/Apr 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
Snorfalorpagus 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S


with Aileen Robertson
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
riddle 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
mikeydee135 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A Terrible route, the first half of it was a mix between choss (blocks one foot across) held in loose earth, which come loose and the shape of the crag and location of the start means these hurtle at your belayer if you even breath in their general direction. if you survive that the upper part is nice enough, nothing special, and then you top out to open grass and absolutely zero to anchor to other than a sitting belay, which you don't want as you want to be able to see your very vulnerable second. I used a single line 30 meters back from the edge to the nearest tree, not an ideal belay by any stretch (stretch being operative) and then you need to work out how to get down again.... not a route that's worth doing give the almost infinite better options at this crag.

Hidden 20/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd
bpmclimb 02/May/12 TR rpt
with Shunt
Vanswad 21/Apr/12 -

I have recently cleaned this route, there are some good cracks for gear higher up and a lot of the loose rock has gone.the next thing to do is to clean a walk way through the mud above Backing Up so that the two routes can be combined. (if you should wish to do so!)

bpmclimb 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Lots of loose rock. Not recommended. Once on the slab, follows the line of a long, shallow borehole on improving rock. Best descent: abseil down Balch's Slide.

with Clare
nick hawkins 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with peter
halfwaythere 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
freelancer_85 06/May/07 Lead O/S

First Ascent. Mainly cleaned on fa, but still some loose stuff around.

with Tom
thomasadixon 06/May/07 2nd O/S
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