Rockfax Description
The left arete of the central recess and the thin cracks above are harder than they look. The cracks are often gritty after rain. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1987

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
DavidR 02/Aug Lead dog

Way steeper and trickier than it looks. Think I didn't give this the respect it's due!

Hidden 23/Jun 2nd
CharlieMack 30/May 2nd O/S
a13x 04/May 2nd O/S
Rebecca Lodge, Jordan Phethean
BLodge 04/May Lead
Martin Brierley 03/May TR O/S
Tim Bateson
Andy Peak 1 16/Apr 2nd

Good lead from si

theomoore 26/Jan Solo
BTphonehome 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
benlatham07 14/Aug/14 TR RP
jon_ridley 29/Jul/14 2nd
j4star 29/Jul/14 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Lead
fatbuoybazza 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt

One rest, best go yet.

Jonny M 19/Apr/14 TR dog
mol 18/Apr/14 TR
BenedictIEP 13/Apr/14 Lead dnf

To finish Jam's lead, Alex had a go after me, before abbing for the gear.

Alex Thompson 13/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Bitting wind, sharp rock, sandbag grade?

amccann 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Think I used a hold on the neighboring climb at one point. Pretty steep.

Muel 30/Nov/13 TR dnf

Decided to attempt to top rope a 5C route just to see if I could. Turns out I can't, I got spanked.

robgixer 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
j.buckley87 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 05/Oct/13 Lead β
Steve Woolass
oliver.ghill91 22/Sep/13 Lead
petekeron 04/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Barry Scott
TDSvejstrup 19/Jul/13 Lead dog
Camilla Mapstone
zcsharp 19/Jul/13 2nd
SPD224 09/Jul/13 2nd
Martin Smith
climberchristy 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Much harder than it looks (looks about VS 4c from the ground)

Keith Swainson
Bowzle 30/Jun/13 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead dog
peteramsden ?/Feb/13 Lead β
greenclimb 09/Sep/12 Lead RP
Alex 74 01/Sep/12 TR
dannyboy83 23/Aug/12 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 11/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Worst attempt yet

Pythonist 27/Jun/12 -
kermit_uk 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Steve Woolass
Lewis Stewart 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Matt JM Stevens 03/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
gavinpeach 27/Mar/12 2nd dog

Tricky; but the File and Rat's Tail seemed equally difficult if not more so.

deacondeacon 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
john lynch 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Lewis Andrew
Calder 01/Oct/11 2nd

Tried this on lead too - massive fail!

Mike B, Mark
Diggler 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Mike Buddle, Calder
tom.ireson 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Not really a great route but definitely trickier than it looks!

Jack00 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Ian Holtby
Brian Rodgers 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd
Ollie B 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
pmurdy 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Rachel Slater 02/Oct/10 Lead dnf

hands too cold

Dylan Kenworthy
fatbuoybazza 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
Climber1806 04/Sep/10 2nd RP
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Lead
Matt Smith
Chris M 01/May/10 Lead
monsteratt 01/May/10 Lead dog

Pumpier than expected given fairly juggy holds. Deviated into the small whole on the route on the right.

Ben Hills
nickwhimster 01/May/10 Lead O/S

went right a bit off route into hole

andy abraham
Andrew Abraham 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Joe Costello 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mark20 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

2 rests - dirty holds

Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Thinker01 ?/Sep/09 Lead
tomthecoolperson 17/Aug/09 Lead
mattcyp88 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd RP
axeman 02/Aug/09 Lead dog

nice climb, fresh arms help

Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead dog
rubygem 02/Aug/09 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Jul/09 Solo O/S
metal arms 28/Nov/08 Lead dog
Liam Copley 16/Nov/08 Solo O/S

first E1, was fairly scary lol, one mat. no spotters, bit pumpy

Laney, bro, chris
Dan Lane 16/Nov/08 Lead dnf

Tried it as a first E1 and was too hard. Should have tried an easier but slightly less well protected route as a first E1.

chrisbussell 08/Oct/08 Lead
Tim O'Neill
SteveM 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
kitkat78 20/Jul/08 2nd dog
Nicos 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Mutl3y 02/Apr/08 Lead dog

Bit of a dirty send this. Fletch fell off on his attempt. I climbed on his pre-placed gear (without pulling the ropes through) and got to the top.

Hidden 04/Nov/07 -
Hidden 06/Aug/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Aston mountaineers 12/May/07 Lead O/S
Emma Hanna
Hidden 31/May/06 2nd dnf
Nicos 06/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/05 Lead O/S
ChrisJD 14/May/05 2nd
TimS & rc
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd
shoulders 05/Apr/03 Lead
Peakpdr ??/2003 Lead dog
AJ007 12/Sep/02 2nd

tried to lead it but fell from half hight and ripped a wire before decking

dan gibson ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Jul/01 2nd
CrashMat Rob 12/Aug/00 Lead

I think I went off route to finish this one?

Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky
Hidden 07/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 17/May/98 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead O/S
uphillnow ?/Aug/96 Lead

probably with john hubbard. done several times since

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High E1
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High HVS
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High 6a
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High 5c
Mid 5c
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High 5b
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