Rockfax Description
8m. Directly under Swastika Chimney is a short hanging groove. Gain this directly (steep) and continue to a rest in the chimney. Finish up the well positioned arete on the right. © Rockfax

Hidden 13/Sep Solo O/S
Darboak42 06/Sep Lead
with John Haxon
harrison 31/Jul TR RP

Cant be an S 4a to gain the crack directly over the bulge - very strenuous and technical, done easier 5a problems (I'm 5'8 - is it easier if you're taller?). Started to enjoy it once I got the hang of it and from the face of the bulge is much more pleasant.

with Sarah
smollett 12/Jul Lead O/S
with jurga
Jurga 12/Jul 2nd
with James
stix 23/May Lead
Russell Lovett ??/2015 Solo O/S

Date climbed not known.

with alone
gladys 09/Aug/14 2nd

w Martin Smith Failed lead Severe my arse!

SPD224 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith
cpforbes 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Gabe Oliver 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S

nice top arete

Hidden 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Klingon 17/May/14 Lead

Gave up on the start. Last climb too tired.

with Nimble
Climbster 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Typical County Sandbag at Severe

with Julia
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd dog
TimG 24/Aug/13 2nd dog

Pretty wet, but even in the dry start must be harder than severe. HS

with Paul
08nbrierley 16/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with connal
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 TR O/S
vertigo 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Cari Hook
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
John Elliott 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
08nbrierley 17/Jul/12 2nd dog
Richard Fletcher 17/Jul/12 Lead dog

fell on the start with no gear in

Hidden 10/Jan/12 Lead
sarah hawker 23/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Pete (Ben's friend), Ben (Ponty)
andy_e 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
petegunn 02/Jun/11 2nd
with Davina, Owain
owain-1978 02/Jun/11 Lead
with Pete, davina
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
chris smith 21/May/11 Lead O/S
andy_e 04/May/11 Lead O/S
markhammonds 18/Jul/10 Lead dog

Am not going to claim the clean onsight because I traversed in from the right (route felt about S 4a this way). Direct start was too difficult for me (and Khalid): surely not Severe...

with Khalid Abdulla
mastiffmat 27/Jun/10 -
Daniel Sutherland 23/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S
ewan i ??/2010 Lead
arrang ??/2010 Lead
Phill_ Thompson ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ardginny 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Absolute sandbag of a start, but doable none the less!

with Christine Hall
echoes 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Nick1981 26/Sep/09 2nd
Andy DB 02/Jun/09 2nd RP

the start of this is hard

with rob
Andy Moles 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with -
Fergus Cuthill 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Robert Taylor
Roberttaylor 25/Apr/09 2nd dog

Tried to lead this but kept failing at the first move. Fergus led and I seconded, still far from easy.

burto 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
ferdia 25/Apr/09 Solo
daWalt 05/Apr/09 TR RP
with Sam
stuaart 21/Mar/09 Lead RP

Brutal. Repeatedly tried the beginning, got nearly up fully onto the slab, kept failing. Tom finished it off :)

KragKing ??/2009 Lead O/S

Severe!!!! Your having a laugh right?

tom heaney ??/2009 -
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Gandy ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
snowy owl 19/Apr/08 Lead
with Brian Quinn
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd
duzinga ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Martina
JiveWeasel 01/May/99 Lead
JiveWeasel ?/Jun/94 Lead
with Rusty
beaumap 24/Aug/91 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
Steve Crowe 05/Jul/89 Solo O/S
BrianT ?/Jun/81 Solo O/S

I'll put clean onsight solo because I did all the route, then was blown off-balance as I mantled/stood up on the very top of the arete. It was a wild, blustery day, all scudding clouds and laughing gales. I fell the full length of the route onto the boulders below. Knocked completely unconscious, I was amazingly lucky to walk away with only bruising, cracked ribs, badly gashed head, smashed teeth and severe concussion. Lucky, because of where I landed, and the fact there was nobody else on the crag at all. A night in the RVI in Newcastle and I was discharged. I have a photo taken from the top, looking down, from a later visit when I soloed up and down it twice, to subdue my demons. I ought to have died that day.

telemark ??/1981 -
Gary Coggon ??/1980 Lead O/S

2nd: Malcolm

Lord of Starkness ??/1971 Solo
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1971 -
with Geoff Leach
Hidden ?/Apr/65 AltLd
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