Rockfax Description
10m. Climb round the curving overlap and continue up the wall until forced right to use the edge of Canada Crack to exit. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE GEAR IN THE DUBIOUS FLAKE, AS IN SOME COMMENTS BELOW. It won't hold a fall anyway, and this is why Bowden is increasingly broken.

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK.

Louise.climb 01/Nov TR O/S
with Quickdraw
Hidden 14/Oct Solo
Adam Long 23/Sep Solo
anguskille 27/Aug Solo O/S
LHumble 11/Jul TR β
with Shed
andybirtwistle 01/Jul Solo
cpforbes 27/Jun TR O/S
EBailey 14/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May Solo O/S
PeteWilson 13/Apr Solo O/S
with John P, Andi T
andybirtwistle 08/Apr Solo
robertmichaeladams 07/Apr Solo
dannyboy83 07/Apr Solo O/S
with Lena
y2keable 06/Apr 2nd rpt

Messed up pulling past the overhang and got pumped.

with John
Hidden 05/Apr Solo O/S
jev 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with HWUMC
sebbi30 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Liam Ingram 28/Sep/14 Solo G/U


SteveJCox ?/Sep/14 Solo β
David Stevens 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Thoms6974 30/Aug/14 2nd dog
with Keith, Dave S
y2keable 22/Aug/14 TR rpt

Nice clean accent, felt quite solid on it. Simon had a shot aster allot of persuasion but couldn't get established.

JamieSparkes 16/Aug/14 Solo rpt

felt v. straightforward this time round. :)

maryleese 16/Aug/14 Solo dnf
Roberttaylor 21/Jul/14 Solo RP

Ground up, last tried 2013 (one session) then climbed first try this session.

JamieSparkes 21/Jul/14 Solo rpt
robertmichaeladams 05/May/14 Solo
with Wanneys
Hidden ?/May/14 Solo
samwillo 11/Mar/14 Lead
malinkvist 11/Mar/14 2nd
Alpenglow 09/Mar/14 Solo β

First E2, easier than I was expecting. Everything flowed very nicely. The flake on the right hand side felt a little dodgy.

with Rob, Tom L
jazzyjackson 10/Feb/14 2nd
with stuart
stugreen75 10/Feb/14 Lead O/S

A couple of bits of psychological gear behind the flake. Felt like the whole flake would come off if tested. Crux low down and felt steady stuff above.

with Jase
salix 10/Feb/14 Solo rpt
IanHope 22/Sep/13 TR O/S
Harry Holmes 22/Sep/13 Solo rpt
JamieSparkes 22/Sep/13 Sent O/S

highball. no runners on this one. would describe as straightforward rather than easy.

with Yummicks
Craig Holden 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S

That little spike of a rock below you makes it E2 even with pads.

Chris Reid 10/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Madden 20/Jul/13 2nd β
with Gabe Oliver
Gabe Oliver 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

1 bit of gear behind the VERY dubious flake. should've just solo'd it...

Dervey 20/Jul/13 Solo O/S
robertmichaeladams 15/Jul/13 Solo
robertmichaeladams 07/May/13 Solo
Alex Mason 04/Apr/13 Solo O/S


Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
Dr Toph 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with Will
salix 17/Feb/13 2nd

Followed toph's solo so maybe toprope is more appropriate!

le t 09/Feb/13 Sent
son of thor ??/2013 2nd

great lead by callan,tough start until your standing on the wall then pockets to finish

robertmctague ??/2013 Solo O/S
Matt Harle 21/Oct/12 Lead
jev 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Ruslan, HWUMC
GPN 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S


with Annette
arrang 03/Sep/12 Lead β
Trevera 22/Aug/12 Solo
JFORDE 25/Jul/12 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
mwatson 07/Jul/12 Solo rpt
JRae 07/Jul/12 Solo
Russell Birkett 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
gaz.marshall 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Jones
mantle87 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Graham Reed
MWilson91 ??/2012 -
Harry Holmes 01/Oct/11 Solo rpt
with Joanna
horsefeathers 01/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Harry
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead dnf
y2keable 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with John
samt ?/Aug/11 Solo
y2keable 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Tough but nice

with John
andybirtwistle 13/Jul/11 Solo
Scotsken 09/Jul/11 TR

Nice, if dry would have lead it.

Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice climbing. I put gear behind a creaky flake... Wouldn't fancy testing it! This was solid and straightforward after the tricky start though.

PiotrB 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Solo
gforce 28/May/11 Solo rpt
with Emma, Dirk
andi turner 14/Apr/11 Solo
with Jon Read
robertmichaeladams 03/Apr/11 Solo

This was nice

Harry Holmes 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Fran Coles
Dr Toph 27/Feb/11 Solo rpt
backpack ??/2011 -
benj_d 30/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Rachel Slater 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
jonnie3430 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Andru, Venla
odox 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S

Happy to finally do this.. easy for the grade!

oliwarlow 05/Sep/10 Solo
with Ian
RuthC 22/Aug/10 2nd
mattyork2 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ian Jones, Ruth Colston
jev 08/Jul/10 TR β
with HWUMC
Dr Toph 03/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/10 TR
duncman 15/May/10 Solo

Climbed with pads and spotters. Nice steady moves, nothing desperate but felt pretty high!

David Bulley 15/May/10 Solo O/S

Amazing climbing on good holds

the real dave 30/Apr/10 Solo β
Nick Sillem 26/Apr/10 Solo β
oliwarlow 02/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Sent
tom rookes 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S

pretty gripping to solo, easy for e2 though

Dr Toph 02/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Rattled up it in the last rays of sunshine. Wasnt nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be, but lovely.

mhairi thorburn 22/Feb/10 Solo β
with andrew, mcgeek, pamela
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd dog
Ian Jones 31/Oct/09 Lead β

By Northumberland standards this is a total path. Nowhere near 5c. Merr like E1.

with Dan Whaley
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Very straightforward - good moves.

crazydiamond 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
dj_brigham05 27/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Solo
NaomiHart 21/Aug/09 2nd dog
PeteH 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
brayg01 19/Aug/09 TR dnf

Way out of my grade..... for the moment!

Lawrie Brand 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Assorted spotters
Dougie Harvey 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Vicki M 15/Aug/09 Solo
with team psyche
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Smelly Fox 27/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 27/May/09 Lead O/S
Ben1983 25/May/09 Lead β
dodfoster 03/May/09 Solo O/S
with dave gill
CharlieMack 16/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Duncan Wallace
CalumC 12/Apr/09 Solo RP
with Andy and Charlie
miastacey ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Katherine Sellers
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo
Boy ?/Mar/09 -
with Fiona Fullwood
Woodiee 28/Feb/09 Solo O/S
stato ?/Oct/08 Solo β
akhughes ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
mgeek ?/Sep/08 Solo rpt
clive-greenwood 29/Aug/08 TR O/S

A good climb but no protection till high up and the difficulties are over.

MikeLeeds 29/Aug/08 TR dog
Hidden 28/Jun/08 -
Hidden 09/Jun/08 TR RP
tom rookes ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
with nick stewart
andyandy 10/May/08 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/08 2nd dog
Jon Read 19/Apr/08 Solo
with Bunch of lankies
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo RP
mshorter 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with nils
Andy Moles 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with -
burto 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S
jazzyjackson 30/Sep/07 Solo
with Ally
gforce 15/Sep/07 Solo
with The beach boys
Chad123 23/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Excellent pocket pulling, with a hard move low down and a long reach at the top.

with Emily
bourney ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S

What a great route!!

mgeek 09/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Tony Stone
chris2451 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
dj_brigham05 05/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Brown 07/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Solo on Shunt

barney_edin ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Dave Kerr 30/Apr/05 Solo
Dave Kerr 28/Aug/03 Solo
Urgles ?/Aug/03 Solo O/S
with Fiend
Bruce Kerr 10/Aug/01 Lead
with Simon Tiplady
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Solo O/S
Ryan Clancy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Ben McRae
phil64 01/Apr/00 -
Beardyman ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Solo
Roget 07/Sep/98 Solo O/S
John Pickles ??/1998 Solo RP
sadams 15/Nov/97 Solo
with Team Midlands
Russell Lovett 24/Oct/96 Solo rpt

Had previously top roped this route on the 15/7/1996

with darren lovett, andrew haigh
Hidden 27/Sep/96 Solo O/S
Chris Reid 18/Sep/96 Solo O/S
tlr 06/May/95 Solo
with SCUM
mattnuttall 06/Apr/95 Solo O/S
stuart100 08/May/94 TR O/S
with Pete Goodwin
Dave Musgrove Jnr 23/Apr/94 Solo
William Robertson ??/1994 Solo O/S
with Emily
John Southworth ?/Oct/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/93 TR
pingora 27/Jun/93 Solo
whispering nic ?/Jun/93 Solo O/S
with Ali W
Dave Musgrove Jnr 23/May/93 Solo

EUMC day

Evoman ?/Mar/93 Solo
with Alan Pettit
Jon Read ?/Feb/93 Solo O/S
Marti999 ??/1993 AltLd
Rich Kirby 06/Sep/92 Solo
Tony Little 24/Jun/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
kato'sdad ??/1992 Lead
with Jeremy Randall
uphillnow 23/Jul/91 -
Steve Crowe 27/Oct/90 Solo
Hidden 28/Oct/89 Solo
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/89 Lead
with Steph, Keith Bostrum
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Solo
Hidden 01/Apr/83 Solo
andybirtwistle 23/Jun/82 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 -
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