Rockfax Description
Loop along the curving crack then swing right on jams past the arete to finish up Sandy Crack, which some find to be the crux! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Awkward getting around the arete.

FA. Al Austin 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Revenge List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Northern Grit 100 VD - VS, ULMC Classics.

Hidden 31/Oct Lead O/S
Sarah Roscoe 18/Oct 2nd
with Ali Stringer
amccann 17/Oct Solo O/S
with Nina
dom94 17/Oct Solo O/S
pete1993 17/Oct Solo O/S
with Lawrence, Katie, David
Nigel Coe 14/Oct Lead
with Amnon
Unknownbiker 04/Oct 2nd
with Tony W
Hidden 03/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep Lead O/S
Felix la shat 27/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep 2nd
chrismadar 20/Sep Lead O/S
iainsanderson 19/Sep Lead dnf

Down climbed after having to re-tie my shoe laces and massively losing motivation

with Stephen Jones
tiga271 19/Sep Lead
with Dave
puppythedog 19/Sep Lead O/S

Crikey, this was tough and I really had to fight to get round the corner.

with Jon Ditman
harry_lewis 15/Sep Solo O/S
with Nina
Steven1993 05/Sep Lead β
Steven1993 05/Sep 2nd rpt
Amy Hare 05/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep Lead rpt
philmitch 29/Aug 2nd β
Luke90 16/Aug Lead O/S
with Liz, Tom
Hidden 16/Aug 2nd dnf
Hidden 15/Aug 2nd O/S
xiangoh 09/Aug Lead O/S
Neal Jobling 08/Aug Lead O/S
with Tracy
Luke Jones 08/Aug 2nd
with Lee - LMC, Graham
swoosh 08/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
GStone 19/Jul 2nd O/S
with Jamie Ward
jamie ward 19/Jul Lead O/S
with Simon Gladstone
mark stones 11/Jul Lead dnf
Stanners 11/Jul Lead O/S

feels awkward and not as easy as you think it should be!

with Robbie Leishman
Rosie Henstock 11/Jul Lead O/S


TGreen 11/Jul 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 27/Jun 2nd dog

As previously, the end of the traverse along the crack was really hard. This time, I resisted the temptation to stick my feet in the crack and go high, but I didn't manage to do the moves...

with Jody Palmer
Hidden 24/Jun 2nd O/S
steveboote 24/Jun Lead
with Hidden
Jules Lane 07/Jun Lead O/S

Not as awful as they all told me it would be, actually a pretty good climb, just one tough section where the footholds and bomber jams fade somewhat.

with Mynydd Paul Justin
JEP 07/Jun Lead
Gordon W 30/May Lead
Andy Hardy 25/May Lead O/S

Sacked the day off after this - too damn cold!

Little B 10/May 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonfarfaraway 10/May Lead


ChrisBrooke 10/May Lead O/S
with Gary Kitchen
stratandrew 04/May Lead
with Rob Clark
andy.smythe 04/May Lead
gritnit 04/May 2nd

managed blood-free

alex goodall 04/May Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 04/May Solo O/S
scottcoates 02/May Lead O/S
with Will
williap 01/May 2nd
cdpuk 19/Apr Lead dog

Another party climbed the crack to the right, not particularly helpful. Need to improve jamming.

with Stuart Aylott
Neil Rigiani 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Tracy Elliot
Hidden 19/Apr 2nd
mjeffery 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 11/Apr Lead O/S

The crux is excellent!!

watson.b 11/Apr Lead dnf
FlavioL1989 10/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr Lead O/S
RabJT 05/Apr 2nd dog

Took a big fall on the crux and then dogged it up the second...

with Ross
gavinpeach 04/Apr Lead O/S

Ended up climbing onto the arete at the top of the crack and then had to down climb into the final crack. Definitely made it feel trickier.

with Max Pendleton
Hidden ?/Apr Solo O/S
Nick1812P 19/Mar Solo O/S
alanblyth 20/Feb 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 20/Feb Lead O/S

Very pumpy route that looks like a cakewalk from the ground. Gear is good but a little fiddly (big cams) and the crux of the last few feet before moving around the arete is seriously hard work. Amazed it only got 1 star in Eastern Grit, what a route! VS 5a in my opinion

with Alan
jayray ??/2015 -
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead O/S
drobin ??/2015 Lead
bpw666 30/Nov/14 Lead dnf

Face was wet and feet kept slipping. Fell a couple of times before giving up. Might do it properly in the summer.

with James Matthews
Ella7 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Fell off at crux...!

with Marie, Callum Taylor
Jack93 25/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 19/Oct/14 2nd
with Simon Burn
Matt Bill Platypus 05/Oct/14 Lead dnf


with Hazel
Hidden 03/Oct/14 2nd
g1m147 28/Sep/14 Lead

Tried going straight up the arete at the top at first, (coz I didn't check the guide).

with Mick.
benlatham07 28/Sep/14 Lead dog

Thought the route went up the arete. Above the c crack.Fell off trying.

LovelyMrTom 28/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Fell on the moves before the arete, seems very hard for the grade, but on the plus side I managed to retrieve the previous team's stuck cam when cleaning the route after taking a lob onto it! First lead fall too, at least thats out of the way now.

with Tom Cooksey
williap 28/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Fell exiting crack, watched the two next attempts (see below comments) also fall at similar points. Tough! Thankfully cam was eventually recovered too. I'll be back...

with Juilette
D Berry 27/Sep/14 2nd β
with Wayne S
Wayne S 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Dale
stevelismore 21/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Not easy! Hung around for a while on the top section trying to extract some stuck gear so by the time I tried to finish it I had run out of juice. Very nearly got it but hand slipped off just at the step off into the vertical crack and took a long swinging fall! Thnaks for holding it Claire, at the expense of grazing your hand.

with Claire PCC
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead dog
AdamPrzeslak 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
djones66 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Lots of cams and lots of jams. Even with the rope above me, didn't find this easy- interesting cross-over (on jams) near the corner.

with Stve mc D
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead
Bryan M 07/Sep/14 -
doughobbs 24/Aug/14 Lead dnf

felt like gear wouldnt place well and I'm too out of practice just now too!

with Antoinette Wintin
davidalcock 09/Aug/14 2nd
mapperley samurai 09/Aug/14 Lead
Calum Wadsworth 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Emma
Hidden 02/Aug/14 2nd
lcullum7 30/Jul/14 2nd β
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Lead dnf
RUDIN.J.D.H 30/Jul/14 Lead dnf

got spat out at the crux, nice fall and swing. solid jams, awkward finish for a big lad

with Sam Rudin
kyaizawa 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 30/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Climbed it again to retrieve gear from attempts by others.

with Sam Rudin
Emma Reynolds 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
DanChad 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 08/Jul/14 Lead

5A my arse

with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
davidanthony 05/Jul/14 TR dog

cp - Chris

tallginge ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Dave McKie
Joe.Elliott1 22/Jun/14 Lead
gazfellows 21/Jun/14 -

Brilliant jamming...

with Nic
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Jun/14 Lead

Big fall from arete!

tom_lewis89 16/Jun/14 2nd

Hard at the top of the C! Nik had a big fall! Didn't finish without a slip - went back on TR to finish.

tom_lewis89 16/Jun/14 TR

Really hard!

Paul Eckton 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
birthers 31/May/14 Lead O/S
caroline256 31/May/14 2nd
with Tom B
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
Jack Whiteley 14/May/14 2nd rpt
with Tim George, John Hayes
Hidden 06/May/14 2nd
drysori 05/May/14 2nd
Anne Gumbley 05/May/14 2nd
with Harry Middleton
bede.west 04/May/14 Lead O/S

wow! harder than expected felt like stiff vs 5a to me. although I suspect good/ careful technique yields vs 4c

LJC 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Adrian, Euge, Sully, Phill
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Looks great but didn't enjoy it one bit! Awkward, didn't know whether to jam or undercut.

with Jared Kitchen
Lazytraveller 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

Horrible, total sand bag

Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
alp79 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Enjoyed seconding this route, tricky moves, may come back and lead...

with Sam Fletcher
alooker 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Emily93Mobley 23/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Fell off at the crux, need to go back and finish

with steve
Steven1993 23/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Awesome climb :) tried it once before hail lead to bailing, came Off at the crux, will be back to tick this route :)

Big Lee 15/Mar/14 Lead dog

Found this really awkward. Lost my footing a couple times towards the top of the curving crack.

with Mark Walker
Tophe 12/Mar/14 Lead β
with Jonny P
funsized 12/Mar/14 Solo rpt

Scary round the corner!

with Chris
matt.stevenson 11/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Fell from arete then seconded partner.

dannyboy83 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S

David Pallot

splat2million 17/Oct/13 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Oo 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/13 TR
DanOsb 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with lyns
efrance24234 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
farmerwad 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Andy f
john_ni 22/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/13 Lead dog
gavinpeach 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with James Lawson
Jim Malo 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Mark
dr_botnik 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 03/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Rob S
Lukem6 20/Aug/13 Lead RP

tough exiting crack

with Darren
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
Rob Jarratt 06/Aug/13 Lead

Found the offwidth finish on the neighbouring Severe the hardest bit. Good jams all the way, faffed with gear far too long.

with Andy Crawley
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead dog
Chris Redding 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Feet dissapear fast, but the jams get better and better

Jack93 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 25/Jul/13 2nd

slipped off after spending about 30 mins trying to retrieve a stuck cam

with Andrew Graham
Dan Vaj 13/Jul/13 Lead dnf


the power 27/Jun/13 2nd

Well hard never again

with ken
JHiley 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Fran
franhammond92 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Awesome but brutal jamming all the way. Getting round the arette is a struggle!

Kirill 16/Jun/13 Lead dog


ig248 16/Jun/13 2nd
with Kirill
tiga271 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Michael ukc
Jimbo C 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Chris, Will
Tithe Technique 01/Jun/13 2nd dog
valentinesbabe 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climb lots of great jamming. Bit stiff for a warm up though!!

CurlyStevo ?/Jun/13 Lead

quite high in the grade I thought, but never 5a. Bit awkward here and there and unusual climbing. Well protected.

with Rob
robbraby ?/Jun/13 2nd

awkward didn't like it at all. It begin far too hot and me too slimy probably didn't help

with Steveo
Martin Brierley 19/May/13 Lead

Well protected. I wanted to do is as an undercling, but as it happened it went as a jamming crack.

RossT 19/May/13 2nd
with Martin
MPSBunny 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead it and left the gear behind for Tom to lead on.

MPSBunny 05/May/13 2nd
hipyhop 05/May/13 2nd
with Ben
hipyhop 05/May/13 Lead dog
with Ben
Tamati ?/May/13 Lead O/S
stuaart 20/Apr/13 2nd
thomasaneurinsmith 20/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves
jimbonfire 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
timmsy 05/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Maxim2023 ?/Mar/13 2nd
with Kate Tarrant
kate tarrant ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
dominic lee 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 18/Nov/12 2nd
Michael-H 18/Nov/12 Lead dog

Not a very stylish lead! may have dodged the real line of the route's upper section above the crack, lowered off once, rested on last cam in the curved crack a few times,wrecked hands!

with Paul Hy
Paul1 03/Nov/12 Lead

ellie belayed. 2 rests. very painful hand jams! awful feet!

jwpil 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
deacondeacon 07/Oct/12 Lead

Pre-placed gear from Jacks ascent. Pretty tricky

thomaspomfrett 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Loved this, excellent combo of hand/fist jams and undercuts. Definitely worth more than one star.

with Kirsty Marsden
Lloyders 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Bones
mattwilk 23/Sep/12 2nd dog

Found the crack heading right seriously hard work. Had a couple of rests to rethink strategy. Didn't enjoy this at all, these kind of routes are a definite weakness.

with Mike
Pike 23/Sep/12 Lead dog

Reminiscent of Almscliff. I've never sworn so much, it was just obscene. Weigheted at 2/3rds into the crack then took my first lead fall after that leading into the crux section. It took everything I had but it still wasn't enough.

malc 22/Sep/12 Lead dog
ianjfsutcliffe 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt
georgedunton 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
atom 09/Sep/12 Solo

Hand/Fist Jam Goodness, awkward to exit

Andy Fielding 08/Sep/12 Lead
goddamm7 08/Sep/12 2nd
CharlieMack 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Jen Maxfield
Jake Young 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Jem
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd RP
67hours 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Becky H
Simon Caldwell 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks, or easier than I made it look! The final crack was a doddle compare to what had come before...

with Carmen
hotfeet 01/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 2nd
Norman_P_W 29/Jul/12 Lead
with Bob M
oodie72 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Thackway
Alex 74 28/Jul/12 2nd
with iain
Hidden 23/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Jonny Nick 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
will_benfold 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Cameron
tomsmartacus 15/Jul/12 2nd β

Graham's first lead, boom.

with Graham Oxnard
cameron_hall 15/Jul/12 Lead β

Made a bit of a mess of this one. Got into a very precarious position with hands and feet at almost the same position, and only really made it to the top following some helpful advice from the bottom. There must be an easier way than what I did, so I'd quite like to try it again.

ColinD 10/Jun/12 2nd
with Seth Barber
hotfeet 26/May/12 Lead
with Gary P
Deezel65 21/May/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 21/May/12 2nd
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead dnf
Harri777 13/May/12 2nd
with Simon H
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead dog
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Been waiting for this for a long time. Worth the sore knuckles, and no, it aint over till its over !

with David PCC, Mick Sissons
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd
jonleighton 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
charley 05/May/12 2nd O/S

Only just clean, Jesus - made it harder then it should of been. Looking afterwards we should of stayed low on the jams but rocked over onto the ledge instead, up to the blank face then shuffled around the arete. Great lead by Jack....

with JackD
Jackwd 05/May/12 Lead O/S

Found this a bit of a struggle getting round the arete!

Oliver Houston 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd rpt
Nickster ?/May/12 2nd dog
bullethead 15/Apr/12 Lead dnf
bullethead 15/Apr/12 2nd dog
with Sam, Richard Yorke
Palmer 07/Apr/12 Lead

demons exorcised

Daniel Heath 30/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Awesome jamming puzzle. Bit scary.

byatt2002 30/Mar/12 Lead
stefie c 30/Mar/12 2nd
Richard Alderton 24/Mar/12 Lead dog

1 fall/ slump, and 1 rest. The move round the arete to Sandy Crack is delicate.

with CB
DBoothroyd 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Nick Ellmore
Steven Andrews 10/Mar/12 Lead dog

getting round that corner in to SAndy Crack is trickier than it looks!

with Howie
tom.e ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Claire
Matt Harmon ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
ianjfsutcliffe 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
SaraAT 06/Nov/11 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 06/Nov/11 2nd dog
pie_eater_pete 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with andy neath
JamieSparkes 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

an excellent little route this, solid but varied jams all the way.

The Big Sender 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
allyrocke 16/Oct/11 Lead dog


with Clement Hutin
Liam Ingram 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jonesy_A 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with NJSharp
Rob84 24/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Rob Adie
chris_B 17/Sep/11 Lead
louby 17/Sep/11 2nd
vix 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Only used one jam. Nearly came off at the top of the crack tho

with Jonny
Hidden 31/Jul/11 -
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd
Nick Rundall 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Moore, Jon Taylor
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
shouter 09/Jul/11 Lead
NearlyDutchDan 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Becky E 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

The move round the corner into the top of Sand Crack is a bit disturbing.

with Andy PCC
max_chan 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Tough for VS

with John PCC
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S

I was lured in by the lovely line, but found it quite challenging at the top of the curve, nothing for the feet, my foot slipped and i fell but my fist jam held me, hurt a lot though!

Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Got a couple of great knee bars where the massive crack meets the arÍte again, whilst waiting for someone to chuck up another friend.

with Paul and Izzy
Rhythm24 01/May/11 Lead dnf
with Hannah
Tamati ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Ron 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris
ajc 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Led by Steve. I think I might be able to have a go at leading this soon, felt better this time.

with Steve Carty, Helen PCC
James_D 17/Apr/11 Lead dog

When does "Dogged" become "Aid"?

with Esther
Gustav 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with James H
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark PCC, Jonathan Keats PCC
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd
leonjones 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Max Streeton
Monkey_Alan 09/Apr/11 2nd
DavidR 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tom Redmond 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with david knight, Jake Young
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead
Jake Young 21/Mar/11 2nd
with Dave Knight, Tom Redmond
Jonny M 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd dnf
payeo20 01/Mar/11 2nd
thebullmaster 01/Mar/11 Lead

Loved every minute of it!

with Phil Y
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd rpt
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
adie84 ??/2011 -
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
fifth ??/2011 -
Erinmd 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 30/Oct/10 Lead

Excellent climbing despite the lack of an independent finish

trish1968 30/Oct/10 2nd

The last part was definatly the crux for me.

hazeysunshine 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Joe Hill
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead dog
Lenny 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Leon
schaff 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Glen
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
Stuart Wildman 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with J
Hoyes 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Seth B
DKaye 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Felt pretty desperate at the corner. DMac came off a couple times.

with Duncan MacNeil
smolders 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Ben R
thecurlyone 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Oldham
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
highfivekrissy ?/Sep/10 2nd
with Bruno Yates
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Shad 08/Aug/10 2nd


Steve J P 08/Aug/10 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 08/Aug/10 Lead
with shad, sp
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
funsized 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Caz Wilcox
garywong 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
smolders 02/Aug/10 2nd

swinging past the arete was little awkward

with Loic
kleinej 02/Aug/10 2nd β
with Gary
pastep 01/Aug/10 Lead

Was tempted to rest but went for the crux. Made it clean thanks to a crease for right hand & a wide step.

with ebf
Rob84 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Flash
Ander 11/Jul/10 Lead
john_ni 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson (PCC)
Jess patel ?/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
embob 27/Jun/10 2nd

Obviously having an off day as didn't use one jam. Still, pleased to get up it clean. Beautiful piece of rock.

with Alex
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S
wazir.safeer 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Alkis
Alkis 13/Jun/10 2nd rpt

I tried to lead it, thought you're meant to go straight up the arete instead of traversing into the crack, so was climbing way too high and some silly moves later took a massive fall from the arete on a #1 cam. Seconded it fine afterwards, irritated that it would have been an onsight lead had I read the guidebook a bit better...

with Saf
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd dog
tigertim 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Gabriel Berry
SteWatkins ?/Jun/10 -
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd rpt
jtree03 30/May/10 Lead
with Brother Al
Andy Peak 1 09/May/10 2nd
with pabage
pabbage 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
ben_250 30/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Beth, Andrew
ptigga 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jandyd05 24/Apr/10 Lead dog

My only fall of the day - gutted ! The crux on this route is hard to get right and even when I did I found it tenuous and a bit desperate getting round the corner. I had 2 falls, both times being tempted into going to high with my feet due to the undercut hand holds - stay low, jam and hope you get something for your feet as you make the move round the corner ;-)

mol 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Joe, Jesse
graphiclunarkid 24/Apr/10 Lead β

My nemesis from last season. Lead it clean this time but still found it very tough. Happy to have ticked it off - now I can move on!

with ptigga
Jesse Dufton 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
bigglesbutcha 18/Apr/10 Lead dog

Tricky little route, with getting around the corner at the end of the crack very awkward (I fell off)!

with Murray Gallagher
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Onion magnet 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
honourableschoolboy 14/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Could not work out crux move - one to come back for!

hellboundblr 10/Apr/10 2nd
with Danny Smudge
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
grubes 04/Apr/10 2nd

Fantastic route. Nightmare ascent. Fell off once trying to clear a jammed nut. Could not get back to the nut - lowered off. Climbed back to the nut. eventually got it out. Then slipped off doing next move swung onto the crack next to it just finished that route missing half a metre of the route.

Hardonicus 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S

A compelling and elegant line followed by a desperate footless grapple round an arete to finish. Entertaining.

with Luke Donaldson
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Ben Ransom
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead
kermit_uk 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S
joe.91 17/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Olli-C 17/Mar/10 Lead

bloomin scary getting around the arete

gknyus 15/Mar/10 TR β
Jon_Warner 14/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Falling off a VS! Never thought i'd see the day. Went too high, lost balance, took whipper, bruised ankle. All very humbling....

with Edan
Sam1991 07/Mar/10 -
bigdrew 07/Mar/10 2nd dog
Flash29 ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Rob
Dom Whillans 26/Sep/09 Lead
with a.crook
A Crook 26/Sep/09 2nd
honey_badger 20/Sep/09 TR dog
with Mark
Jonathan Hall 20/Sep/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Steve Sadler
Jim Slater 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 20/Sep/09 Lead dog

One rest

with Simon Brocklebank
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd dog
Helen Gibson 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Richard
philboy 15/Sep/09 Lead
with bisanth
felixthelion 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Lumbering Oaf 05/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Ha Haa! - got the crux wrong and fell off. Think I went too high up the crack. Should tried to mantle. Good fall though and well protected. Lovely curving crack until that point. Poor V's hands got a bit mangled:/ I will come back and will finish that bugger.

Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead dog
cliffy 15/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Combes
richorme 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Gary Woodburn
minaturechris 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S

First route of the day and hated it.

with Barra
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
staceyjg 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Barra
MD 02/Aug/09 Lead dnf
mark20 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
tiga271 25/Jul/09 Lead

after falling on two previous occasions last year !

with mark20
krikoman 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Hard for VS and is a bit run out about 3/4 the way along the crack. Very sustained route too.

Jeremy Wilton 25/Jul/09 2nd

Mark and Kev reckon this is undergraded - I couldn't get near it

with Mark Readman, Kevin Gibbs
Karlos 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Becky
Becky E 23/Jul/09 2nd
with Karl PCC
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Rhythm24 10/Jul/09 2nd dog

couldn't layback the flake so escaped around the corner and finished the last section.

with Gaz Billings
Hidden 10/Jul/09 2nd
willson 29/Jun/09 2nd
with chris
Alexanderw 25/Jun/09 2nd dog
phja 23/Jun/09 2nd O/S

failed to lead it so seconded...found it very hard

with zoe marshall
Pete Randall 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Kai
john.gaffney 13/Jun/09 Lead dog

Everything great until crux passing over onto sandy crack. Hung around for ages too high then stepped back down and slumped onto gear. Had rest then approached lower and went much smoother. First lead semi-fall (Cams work!)

with torialou
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mike Soulby 29/May/09 2nd RP
Jonathan Hall 29/May/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 02/May/09 2nd
with Cake
Steve Waters, Mynydd 02/May/09 Lead

Great climb - alluring line, great jams, superb protection and not strenuous. Not sure what all the fuss is abut the step around the arete? I found it to be fine - good jams and a nice bridge across to the slab on the far side of Sandy Crack. One to do again and again.

mtempest 02/May/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Cake 02/May/09 Lead
with Matt
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
Lou Kennedy 22/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
graphiclunarkid 20/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Came unstuck just before gaining the arete :o(

arctic_jen 20/Apr/09 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
mickJ 07/Apr/09 Lead
with mike b
frecro 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

seemed tough for 4c, slumped onto the gear right at the end of the crack as my feet kept popping off. warm, so i'm blaming poor friction (!) i'll be back

with Zoe Thornton
@ndy 04/Apr/09 Lead dog
with gareth
Adam1973 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Alex
Twisty 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Nigel Stock
fatbuoybazza 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
tallsop ??/2009 TR

did as warm up

with Mark
Ian Hamer ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Steve
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
gillybon ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
mark20 27/Sep/08 Lead β

Dad took fall from the arete, he left the gear in, and I led it clean. Hard move to get around the arete and into Sandy Crack. Bomber cams. Can't really claim the onsight though.

tiga271 27/Sep/08 Lead

Fell off, twice, got further second tine, almost made it around the arete !

with Mark, Dave
chiverstom 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Ivo
Barry D 21/Sep/08 Lead
with Jon P
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd
jcurley 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Richard CC
GrantB 13/Sep/08 Lead
with Alaan
Ben Harper 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Webster
Swirly 25/Aug/08 Lead dog

Fell stepping round too low.

with Steve
metal arms 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
whiting.jp 24/Aug/08 Lead dog

I didn't really realise quite how 'jammy' it was going to be, nor how tenuous the foot holds would be when I needed them most. The jams felt solid enough (I still have most of my skin, so I must have been doing something right), but moving between them proved too hard and I ended up slumping onto my gear a couple of times. Quite frustrating, definately more jamming practice required!

with jamesca
Hedley 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
with Steve Grey
chris sm 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S


with Pippa Froggatt
wheelo 10/Jul/08 2nd dog
with ann &chris
john lynch 01/Jul/08 Lead
with mike lynch
leon ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Andrew Southam
Mike Caine 28/Jun/08 2nd dnf
with Clair Wilson
Chris Lyon 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dom
Shauna 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Thought the crux was pretty tough for VS. Rest was lovely though.

with Chris Tan
wingalina 19/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Should have listened to the advise on here about this climb. Really nice but getting round the arete was nails! Spent too long on first try and came off, and was then too pumped to do it on my next try! Backed off due to being too pumped, chris lead it, but did have 1 fall at the same point!

chrisbussell 19/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Jonny Wing
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
duzinga 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
gethin_allen 21/May/08 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 21/May/08 2nd
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Karl
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Neil Pacey 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 10/Feb/08 2nd

moving from crack round the corner very very hard indeed

Alfredo ?/Feb/08 2nd
with Ben H
b.hayley ?/Feb/08 Lead
Twisty 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Very windy, did for Nigel who apparently had a mare on it :p

with Byron Buck
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
datoon ??/2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Chazz 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Roy Prestwich
Hidden 24/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Stig 18/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Ian Parnell 17/Oct/07 Solo
Phil Jennings 15/Oct/07 2nd β
with Ed Watchorn
bpmclimb 14/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Wendy
tradguy 12/Oct/07 2nd
with Brian Mead
pog100 08/Sep/07 2nd dog

annoying, fell at move to arete, but could have done it with more thought. Not pumped or psyched and had the holds!

Reaver2k 08/Sep/07 Lead rpt

Almost died on this! Ok, not quite but by far the hardest lead I have done! Had done before and was climbing well that day, pushing VS so decided I would give this one another shot! Everything was fine, up the easy starting holds and along the crack abit. 2 relatively bomber pieces of gear in, then for some reason started thinking irrationally! Started worrying about my Dads safety when he was seconding! Big mistake! Ended up on the quite blank part of the slab trying to fiddle in a nut! Very fustrating because I could feel my energy wasting away from my arms! Eventually got a piece in (took a long time, kept getting wrong gear) did a hard and switch on jams (wrong sequence I think) and quickly rushed right a couple of feet so I could get my leg up and feel abit more secure on an ACTUAL foothold! quickly slammed in another cam before going around the corner (in a very stenuous position). Got round the corner with relative ease and onto the nicely angled slab on Sandy crack! A thank god moment! Couldn't reach over the top of the chockstone so had to throw the screwgate on the sling over the top of it (which much failure again) then a quite strenuous but not too technical difficult topout! At the end I was fully pumped and realised my mistake, should have powered through the move without good footholds and got straight up onto the corner rather than trying to place gear in a strenous position to only save myself 1ft in a fall! Think I will be back AGAIN for another attempt at this, still not happy with myself but atleast I didn't fall!

Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 01/Aug/07 Lead dnf

got sequence wrong, fell off, got back on, got it right, got too pumped, and fell off. Miserable failure.

Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead
Katya 24/Jul/07 2nd
with Iain
andy gravestock ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with dad and garath
nai 29/Jun/07 2nd
with Tim
tlr 29/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pom
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
jonnyboy 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Graham Armitage
twodada 11/Jun/07 2nd

pumpy and a hard move out of curving crack round the corner into the top of sandy crack.

with Rich Barnes
Tim W 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Janna Trevorrow
towdman 20/May/07 2nd
Graham Armitage 20/May/07 Lead
with towdman
Graeme Hammond 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Brown 18/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with John
Reaver2k 24/Mar/07 Lead β

Headpoint again, Frank preplaced gear. A brilliant one to check if any jamming skill had come to me! Something clicked abit on this I think, absolutely beautiful jams, tricky feet placements, only dimples I could find were very sandy nearing the end of the slab. Almost fell, slammed in about 3 very quick jams, a high foot, wrong sequence so wriggled round the corner onto the crack and awkwardly regained my balance. Crux was easier than Quien Sabe? in my opinion. Final moves quite a struggle also, but chockstone deffonately helps. Would be alot scarier if I wasnt just clipping quickdraws, especially the crux final moves of the curving crack onto the other wall. Ripped up hands, but hands were so numb from the cold it was hardly noticeable. Got to the top absolutely buzzing about the quality of the jams.

with Frank, Matt, Katie and Louise
howlingbaboon 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Scott
Hidden 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
cia05js 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S

pumpy on undercuts

with David Moir
dmoir 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with James Sexton
Nicos 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
simonw1 04/Nov/06 2nd
with Allan Watson and Claire Dawes
toasted 04/Nov/06 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
Ben1983 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd
Raggar 20/Sep/06 2nd
with Jon B
Hidden 11/Sep/06 Lead O/S
lithos 30/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
Joe Costello 11/Jul/06 Solo O/S

Soloed and felt a bit dodgy on this just prior to doing jetrunner!

with Matt
Julia Chatterton 11/Jun/06 2nd
with Will
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Lead dog
Richard ?/Jun/06 Lead
with Carrie
Sam and will 16/May/06 Lead O/S


with Anthony Bennett
MikeDowsett 14/May/06 2nd
with Andy Neath
mark4344 10/May/06 2nd

dave fell

with dave tourell
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/May/06 Solo O/S
epic ed ?/May/06 Lead dnf

didn't find the last undercut hold for the move to the arete

with Katie
PenJD 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
baldcoder 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
AJ007 10/Apr/06 Lead
with Dan
dan gibson 10/Apr/06 2nd
with AJ
Si dH 04/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Robin Macintosh
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
clintos ??/2006 Lead O/S
with jonny green
Hidden 17/Sep/05 2nd dog
kyt341k ?/Sep/05 2nd β
with Ben Freidland
Hidden 17/Jul/05 Lead
mikej 05/Jul/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Alex Mason ?/Jul/05 Solo


with christov ramsden
Rampikino 26/Jun/05 Lead
with Rob, Mark & Mark
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jun/05 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Budge 16/May/05 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/05 Lead β

Late night sandbagging goes wrong! Alice failed to lead, I had almighty struggle...

with Alice Chaplin
Siderunner 16/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with John E
BruceW ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S


with Jen
kenneM ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Sam Proctor
Phil West 25/Mar/05 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 25/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 TR
nickcanute ??/2005 Lead O/S
Smelly Fox 01/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Rob Clifton
erica 31/Oct/04 2nd dog
with Chris
John Brayshaw 31/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Chris
Laramadness 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/04 Lead
cem 15/Feb/04 2nd
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead
rob wmc 16/Nov/03 2nd O/S
with Alan & Pete
SteveM 25/Oct/03 Lead
with Tobs
Phil West 18/Oct/03 Lead β
with David Atherton
Hidden 30/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
Phil West 15/Mar/03 Lead dnf
with Chris Tan
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 19/Oct/02 Lead
with Chris Pearson
reg_measures ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with henry
kato'sdad 04/Feb/02 Lead
RobSimmo 04/Feb/02 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Rich Malcolm 26/Mar/00 Lead RP
Roget 26/Feb/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/98 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 06/Oct/91 Solo O/S
Ken Taylor 12/Oct/86 AltLd
with George Diprose
Mark Kemball 29/Nov/82 Solo
with Paul Clark, Paul "Curly" Williamson
Hidden 22/May/81 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
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