The Mute Swan*** 6b

Rockfax Description
The right-hand finish to Black Swan Rising is another excellent way up the buttress featuring good rock all the way and is slightly easier than its better known neighbour. Climb to the overlap on Black Swan Rising and then head up the pocketed crack rightwards to a lower-off just right of the final wall. © ROCKFAX


Nigel Baker, Andy Wild 02/Feb/1997
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 227 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

tomowen13 - Lead - 27/Aug/15 with Ben Paske

Black Swan Rising was wet, so did this one instead, lovely line.
Joe Houghton - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/15

winter hill1 - TR β - 02/Aug/15 with Rustyclimb

Coaching
John Kettle - Lead - 31/Jul/15

williap - 26/Jul/15

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15

Done bsw before so knew the start.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Andy, Matt n

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Matt Nuttall

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Mike Gallimore, Andy Wilson

Scooter Young - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Dave Parton

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Hrb

Jan.Hrb - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with George

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/15

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/15

lloydrees91 - Lead - 30/Dec/14 with ryan

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Matt Coburn, Rich

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/14 with Mat Coburn, Jon Didymus

If you're vertically challenged, you might want to get your lanky mate to put a long draw on the third bolt. It's a bit too run-out to leave the comfort of the clipping jug!
1poundSOCKS - Lead β - 01/Dec/14

ollyroberts - Lead rpt - 01/Dec/14 with Mathew

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Nov/14

kieranbowen - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/14 with Ruth

Nathanie1 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Louise Hall

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with robin

Rob Rocket - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Scott Young

Scooter Young - 2nd - 12/Aug/14 with Rob Rocket

big run out between 2nd and 3rd bolts. RF looks like it may be out of date though better info on Leeds wall site, which I found out afterwards...
Mick r - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14

robman - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14

jeddb - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

airborne - Lead O/S - 20/May/14 with Malcom Rudge, Huw Davies

david morse - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with KT

Shaw Brown - 04/May/14

John Pickles - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson

John Gale - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/14

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Ray Sharples

2nd go
stemill - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14

tmawer - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Jaime Robertson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Dec/13

ashtond6 - Lead - 24/Nov/13

alp79 - TR - 24/Nov/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 10/Nov/13

petegunn - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Davina

joeflan - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13

Danny Crump - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Joe Redhead

Chris1234H - Lead RP - 07/Aug/13 with Samjharding95

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Compo - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Kaveh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13

Sol Armer - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Joel Mitchell

RossKirtley - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with Luke Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/13

matty123 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Robert Ashcroft

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/13

khawk - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13 with RT

Estabon11 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

Calder - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Johnny, Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

RossKirtley - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Luke Robinson

Danny Crump - Lead - 27/Feb/13 with Josh Lancs, Paul, Stephen

jcooper8 - Lead dog - 27/Feb/13

angus - 17/Feb/13 with Philbert

tomhull - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/12 with matt harris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/12

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Richard Toon

JanBella - TR O/S - 25/Oct/12 with simon, Marek

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/12 with Robin

bieganowski - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/12 with jan bella

petegunn - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with Bill, Lee Smith, Davina

wildbill - Lead RP - 21/Oct/12 with Lee Smith, Davina, Pete Gunn

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Oct/12

marky - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Sharon

Adrianw - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12 with Lukasz Gorowiec

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12

efrance24234 - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12

josh_robertson - Lead dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12

Each move is worthy of a 6a+, great route. Will lead again in future, hopefully with less rests.
leeds_belle - Lead dog - 17/Jun/12

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Tom Keaveny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Tony, Alice, Sam Keyne

Palindrome - TR - Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/12

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Mike Hayes

Maz J - Lead - 19/May/12

Last climb of the day. Shouldn't even have attempted it. Very reachy at the Mute Finish/Black Swan Rising split. Personally found it harder than Black Swan Rising (maybe due to the height issue)... However, it will go clean next time!!
kyaizawa - Lead dog - 05/May/12 with Margot Houwers

neilh - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Adrianw - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12 with Sarah Hawker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/12

Dickon151 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12

sacry from 2nd to 3rd bolt, would have been a ground fall. nice moves bit wet, very cold.
jackappleby - Lead dnf - 12/Feb/12

somewhat sparsely bolted
pebbles - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with stu

tomhull - Lead β - 22/Oct/11 with frith wood

greenroom - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with tomhull

sustained, hard and spaced bolts but great fub
lukerockwalker - Lead dog - 26/Sep/11 with Claire Astbury

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11

It's been a long time since we last climbed sport routes...
kitkat78 - Lead dog - 27/Aug/11 with SteveM

SteveM - TR - 27/Aug/11 with Kat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jul/11

john lynch - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Dave Barber

daftendirekt - TR O/S - 23/Jun/11 with John Lynch

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

Graham
odds&eves - TR - 18/Jun/11

beds74 - Lead - 31/May/11 with neil mackay, Craig Hartley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/11

monkeyman79 - TR β - 18/May/11 with Phil Hawkes

bigbirdflying - Lead - 12/May/11 with chris edmondson

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Matty

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Olly Roberts

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11

Brilliant crux sequence - one of the best of this area.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Jenny Barber

oooeese - Lead dog - Apr/11 with stvey

design crisis - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tom W

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with james, Dave Brigham

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2011

nevetsplummer - Lead rpt - 2011

uphillnow - 2011

J1PEF - 16/Oct/10

tim newton - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with becky moore

Bex_M - TR - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Newton

beds74 - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Jon Peffer

Had a quick rest near the top.
barney800 - Lead dog - 05/Sep/10 with Katherine Shaw

jonny taylor - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Andy K

alberttcone - TR O/S - 05/Sep/10 with jonny taylor

Fairly sustained, but very nice.
Karlos - Lead dog - 29/Aug/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/10

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Brian Hull

steven - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Simon Holden, Brian Hull

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Natalie Treadgold

mattcyp88 - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/10 with Maddie

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/Jul/10 with Loz

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Graham Niven

NaomiHart - Lead dog - 30/May/10 with Ursula

Brilliant route with several awesome sequences. Best sport route of the weekend.
lrandall - Lead β - 21/May/10 with Matteusz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with James Dunn

frost - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Adam, N Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 03/May/10 with Simon Frost, Adam

A Crook - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Simon Frost, Neil Griffiths

Probably better than black swan rising
mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/10 with Jacob Cook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/10

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/10 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10

Jack Loftus - TR O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2010

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Mike

Hidden - 25/Sep/09

Diggler - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Andy o Boy

eddie coughlin - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/09 with sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

hardoreVdiffBen - 30/Jul/09

climbingpixie - Lead dog - 11/Jun/09 with Andy/John

Nice finishing moves.
Chazz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Matt Rowat

odox - Lead - 30/May/09 with Ben Goodacre

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Luke

Best route on cliff? Tough for grade and made even better by starting on new bolt line trending up left to steep finish - 6b+?
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Emily

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Parky

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd RP - 14/Dec/08

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Claire Willett

CasWebb - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/08 with Tony Hulme

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Martin Lancaster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08

Andrew1 - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Chris Fisher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Dave Lacey - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/08 with Gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

ArnaudG - Lead β - 19/Apr/08 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Arnaud Garcon

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Apr/08

Bob - AltLd - 13/Apr/08

Bob - AltLd - 13/Apr/08

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Claire Spencer-Jones

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

GPN - Lead - Aug/07 with Sam Clifford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/07

Zoomer - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/07 with Colin Legget

Simon dogged it, then I seconded it clean. Simon top roped it and then smiled...
Aussie Mick - 2nd - 22/May/07 with Simon Perry

Simon Perry - Lead dog - 22/May/07 with Mick Ellerton

Simon Perry - TR β - 22/May/07 with Mick Ellerton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Richard McGhee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/06

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Jul/06 with annette

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/06

khawk - Lead - Jul/06 with WH

ok
rilem - 2nd - 15/Jun/06 with Ian W

Brown - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Rob Glenduning

stephmonks - Lead - Jun/06

Andrew1 - Lead - 29/May/06 with Ed Hawkins

Monk - Lead O/S - Feb/06

Rob1988 - Lead - 2006 with Laurie Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead - 11/Dec/05

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/05 with Alan Holden

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 27/Feb/04 with gary wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03

keefe - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with Neil Foster

tapley - 2nd - 11/Jul/97

The finish was trad. Led with gear in the crack at the time
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 14/Feb/97 with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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