Rockfax Description
12m. One of the classics of the cliff - a great line and with bold sustained laybacking being the order of the day. Very big cams might help but only if you can stop to place them. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket.

harrison 01/Aug TR RP

Bloody hard and fantastic at the same time. Would be a serious lead! Not sure VS indicates how sustained or easy to fall it would be when trying to place gear! Bloody good though.

with Sarah
Craig Holden 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/14 2nd
peterhubbard 13/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Conrad
Hidden ??/2013 TR O/S
s.scott 26/Aug/12 Lead
cballard ??/2012 -
Gareth-Evans 25/Oct/11 -
David Bulley 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

scary to place gear

rgd1977 25/Sep/11 TR rpt
JonnoP 14/Aug/11 2nd
jonny taylor 10/Jul/11 2nd
with Andy B
ablackett 10/Jul/11 Lead

HVS 5a with Camelot size 5 and 6, E1 5a without them I reckon, great climbing. Layback it or stick a leg in the crack and wiggle.

with Jonny
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
petegunn 02/Jun/11 Lead
with Davina, Owain
owain-1978 02/Jun/11 2nd
with Pete, davina
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd dog
chris smith 21/May/11 Lead O/S
neil0968 ??/2011 -

How can this be vs 4c its so much harder than any of the other routes I lead that day including a E2 5c.Get this up graded I,m going for E1 5a.

stix 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mastiffmat 27/Jun/10 -
rgd1977 22/Jun/10 TR O/S
jimstanton 05/Jun/10 2nd
oliwarlow 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Jim
Alison2 ?/May/10 2nd
with Jordan
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Solo O/S
akhutton88 10/Jul/09 2nd
joe king 03/May/09 TR dog

Dan and james also,

DanT 03/May/09 TR dog

Only James made the route cleanly without resting

with Rose Rowlands, Helen Lambert, James Moore, Paul Rowlands
Rosey Posey 03/May/09 TR dnf
Andy Moles 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with -
burto 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
steviewindsurf ??/2009 -
Gandy ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
duzinga 31/May/08 2nd O/S

How on earth is this a VS? It's either a death on a stick sustained 4c moves or very strenuous moves in an out of the crack to place giant cams if you have any. Great climbing though, probably the best of the day.

with Helen and Chuck
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Rattis69 ??/2005 TR
with Richard Abbott
akamini ?/May/94 Lead
Roget ?/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with chris jones, jim
Steve Crowe 05/Jul/89 Solo O/S
allmag 22/Jun/89 Lead O/S

I was leading E2/3 when I had a crack at this. Was determined to layback all the way...fine until the awkward bulge at half height-I had no runners that would fit and none up to that point, so it was a 'do it or fall' move. Did it and decided E2/3 was easier!

Russell Lovett 27/Aug/88 Solo O/S

Alone at the crag commited and shitting myself.

with alone
Bruce Kerr 14/May/83 Solo
telemark ??/1981 -
Gary Coggon ??/1980 Lead O/S

2nd: Malcolm

Neil R ??/1976 Lead
with David M
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1971 -
with Geoff Leach
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
westleas, Lenny, Hidden, Adamski1986, Matt Poole, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden
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