Rockfax Description
Devious. Starting at a soft orange thread at the centre of the wall trend right to a square block. Step left and power over the bulge to below the big roof. Traverse away left until past the end of the roof and pull onto the slab for an easy finish, trending right. © Rockfax

FA. Ted Howard et al. 1957

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

charley 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with JackD
Jackwd 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
Matt Harmon 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
amccann 05/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Ade in Sheffield 26/Jul/14 Lead
with Emma C
Nigel Bond 11/Jul/14 Lead
with Colin Hutton
khalidq 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Stephen Cousins, Nick Whelan
ColinD 09/Jul/13 Lead
with Keith
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Becky E 09/Jun/13 Lead

Got pumped out working out the tricky move, but then had a nice sit down rest on the block.

with Maia
keith leonard ??/2013 -
claregardiner 26/May/12 Lead
richyg 26/May/12 2nd
cem 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt
tradguy 31/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with John Mitchener
joemallia 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Pete Whittaker, Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
tradguy 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 03/Jul/10 2nd
jshields 15/May/10 Lead
valentinesbabe 04/Jul/09 2nd dnf

What a nightmare...just couldn't do the bulge under the overhang before the traverse...too pumped and arms too short :-( had to be lowered off and then Alex had to downclimb to retrieve the gear. Humph! Dammit!

teflonpete 27/Jun/09 2nd β
with Barry
3kidsandanorton 27/Jun/09 Lead
john.gaffney 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Absolute Quality - Two cruxes - Steeply overhanging pull before long traverse and moving onto slab after. Not sure if made it harder by pulling onto slab too early. Best route I've lead yet!

with Peter Morrisdaboss
morrisdaboss 14/Jun/09 2nd dog
with JB
Laurence Everitt 01/Jun/09 Solo O/S
adam carless 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S

one burly move up to the ledge. A bit awkward to protect, but the moves are reasonable.

mick1jones 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Williams
Graeme Hammond 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Jools
Hidden 30/Jul/08 2nd rpt
dangerousoldfool ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with Mike O
RichardMc 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Graham Sheey
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd
Kirill 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Dina, Ilia
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Lead
cem 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Eric Olson
Hidden 17/Jul/05 2nd
phardman 17/Aug/02 Lead O/S
martroberts 24/May/98 Lead O/S

Harder than the HS 4a it gets in the old guide

Hidden 10/Oct/95 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Aug/93 Lead
with Louise Pellett
steveb2006 22/Apr/90 Solo

Pass kestrels nest with 2 eggs

babymoac 02/May/82 Solo
steveb2006 18/Apr/81 Lead

First lead (after previous solos!)

with Dave O'Dowd
Ena ?/Aug/80 TR O/S

Plastic rope and old pumps. Bloody Hell.

with Martin Trouse
Tom V ??/1980 -
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