Rockfax Description
Climb Hell Gate Crack to the first overhang (avoiding it via the crack just left is possible but artificial), then step left and climb a thin crack to the roof. Pull blindly over this and climb the open groove by difficult and fingery moves. © Rockfax

FA. Terry Hirst 1984

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd dog
adi bryant 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jimmy
Hidden 13/Mar/13 TR
pie_eater_pete 15/Feb/12 Lead
with bwestwood
bwestwood 15/Feb/12 2nd
JulesV ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
mark20 22/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/10 Lead O/S
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
robbo 14/Dec/08 Lead dog

Led ground up. Unfortunately it had rained the night before, so no chalk at the top to give me an idea. The bottom climbs really well. Ended up under the roof on jugs, trying to work out what to do. Finally found a series of crimps, but was so pumped, ended up throwing for the top and having a monster fall, which was fun. Second attempt, got onto the crimps, pulled hard and just managed to latch the top. Very harrowing. This is a quality route. It climbs really well and the moves above the roof are ace. Deserves at least 2 stars. If this was at Stanage it'd get 3.

with Flump looking after me
Hidden 17/Sep/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 27/Aug/08 Lead RP

Clean 1st attempt today after top ropeing last Feb. The thin crack to start is really tough, unless you use the holds associated with the HS on the right.

MikeLeeds 17/Feb/08 TR dnf
clive-greenwood 17/Feb/08 TR
Brian Rodgers 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Misha
Misha ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
John Kettle 12/Aug/07 -
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd
stevo smith 05/Apr/06 Lead RP

Top-roped in 22.4.05. where worked the moves.

with Rich P.
Brown 24/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Henry
Hidden 03/Aug/05 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Daniel Armitage 20/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Andy Say 01/Jul/87 Solo O/S
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