Rockfax Description
Start as for Wrinkled Wall, but climb the face just to the left of centre and keeping to the right of the arete. Delicate. © Rockfax

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cookie-doo 15/Oct 2nd O/S
Wayne S 11/Oct 2nd
with Dale
Hidden 09/Oct Lead G/U
Davidchatterton 09/Oct 2nd O/S
with heyhoot
Neal Jobling 03/Oct 2nd

Bold second half, wouldn't want to lead this.

with Antonio
DaveB61 27/Sep Lead
with Greg Jennings
harry_lewis 15/Sep Solo O/S
with Nina
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Sep Lead

Not much gear in top half - dodgy red Camalot near top (yellow might be better, but was securely lodged below!). Climbing steady, but fall from high would be risky

with Chris P
Hidden 07/Sep 2nd
grayspectre 30/Aug TR O/S
with Chris Williams
daviesp2 08/Aug 2nd
Curly Rich 08/Aug 2nd O/S
with gmc, Anna
LakesWinter 02/Aug Lead O/S
with Dave
fuzzysheep01 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Noemie Ajenjo
Deezel65 09/Jul Lead O/S

Found it scarier than the Crease - very nearly popped off as I put my hand over the top

with John Ganley
petern 27/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun Lead O/S
Tim Harper 19/Apr 2nd O/S
with James Lewis, NTU
Jlewis01 19/Apr Lead O/S
tom bre 30/Nov/14 2nd dog

1 off. Felt harder to second than the crease.

ashtond6 02/Nov/14 2nd rpt
dprctr 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Goldman
petemeads 28/Sep/14 Lead

Required more thought than The Crease, but good gear. Adam found the "no hands" non-rest near the top...

with Adam R
DavidR 13/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
Blue68 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S

As hard as the E1 with a bit of gear higher up and more clearance to the ground

with James Lee
Hidden 03/Jul/14 TR O/S
Paul Eckton 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
HB1 06/Jun/14 Lead

Scary for the grade. Harder than the Crease

with KB
Hidden 03/Jun/14 Solo
AdamPrzeslak 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Third HVS lead ... felt hard!

WillDoyle 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 14/May/14 2nd O/S
with Tim George, John Hayes
alp79 03/May/14 2nd O/S
ashtond6 03/May/14 Lead O/S

harder than the crease

AshBash 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S

moves themselves not so hard but i only had gear below half height which made for some interesting climbing

Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
spidermonkey09 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt E1 to me- harder than The Crease and worse gear. Good climbing though.

Ella7 23/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Took a big fall while trying to place gear at the break near the top and very nearly decked. Would like to lead clean.

Ella7 23/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Calder 05/Oct/13 2nd
with jeffb, Mark
jeffb 05/Oct/13 Lead
nick ferro 22/Sep/13 -
with Oli Birkill
Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd
DanOsb 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S

nice delicate moves. protection not so great up high.

with bogz, rachel
Andy Fielding 18/Aug/13 TR
Chris Redding 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Felt Harder than the crease

Jack93 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Samuel P 31/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Niels, Tommy
Hidden 31/Jul/13 TR
Hidden 31/Jul/13 TR O/S
mattgrange 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
hipyhop 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lukem6 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with tom
Nathanie1 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
charley 01/Jun/13 Lead β

the moves are straight forward but with the only gear below half height (*might get a big cam in the break near the top but didn't have any on my rack to try), this felt more serious then leading the crease.

with Ange
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd rpt
Mowglee 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Ali
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mowglee 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Huw
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Maxim2023 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Kate Tarrant
kate tarrant ?/Mar/13 2nd
Graeme Hammond 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Nathan
CharlieMack 04/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Jen Maxfield
67hours 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Becky led Wrinkled Wall, but on second I went this way as practice for the E1 next door.

with Becky H
hotfeet 01/Sep/12 Lead
Jeronimo 21/Aug/12 Solo O/S
jwpil 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S

In trainers

with Deacon
deacondeacon 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
will_benfold 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Cameron
Adil 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
tomsmartacus 15/Jul/12 2nd β
with Graham Oxnard
cameron_hall 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Very pleasant climb.

Nigel Bond 19/Jun/12 TR
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 27/May/12 Solo
Gambit 15/Jan/12 Lead
with Barney
Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Jimbo C 12/Nov/11 2nd

lovely balance moves

with Chris, Pete
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead dnf
jshields 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Dave Scott
hotfeet 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Matthew
Lumbering Oaf 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
chris_B 17/Sep/11 Lead
louby 17/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
al_robinson76 24/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Jennifer Ironside, Emma Robinson, James Jorgensen
tradclimb27 24/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Jennifer Ironside, Emma Robinson, al robinson
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Stefan Gallagher 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with James Rees
Stig 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Chris
Daymo 15/May/11 TR O/S

in the rain! and it was freezing

with DJ
deejmonkey 15/May/11 TR
with Damian
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 27/Apr/11 Lead
matt0759 16/Apr/11 Lead
with JamesA
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hardcore Pat 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Graham Plant
jimshrimp 04/Mar/11 TR
charley 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Kev actually led Wrinkled Wall but I came up this instead so I could save the lead on Wrinkled Wall for another day. Was absolutely freezing and getting dark. Have never been so cold on a crag. Was interesting pulling up on slopers not being able to tell if I was holding onto the rock or not. Felt like I was going to fall off during every move. Might of been just the conditions but the route felt slightly harder then The Crease.

with Kev
Ollie B 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with N.Sillem
Lenny 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

My 1st HVS lead

with Leon
mark20 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Mark R
shaun walby 30/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
holters 30/Aug/10 Lead
shaun walby 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Found it harder than The Crease and not as easy to protect.

with Phil West
Phil West 21/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
The Bad Cough 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
andrea83 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Very good. Balancey. Would have been scared to lead to go above gear but moves ok.

with Peak CC
wazir.safeer 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Very nice climb although not much harder than The Crease which is graded at E1!?

with Alkis
Alkis 13/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Accidentally went further left, climbing the wall between Old and Wrinkled and Wrinkled Wall. Got to the top but I can't count it as an ascent of Old and Wrinkled.

with Saf
Andy Peak 1 09/May/10 Lead

A bit bold for a hvs 5A

with pabage
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
zappa 04/May/10 2nd
Yanis Nayu 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Phil & Andy
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
katyc 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
alisonsmigova 06/Nov/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
godusty 25/Sep/09 2nd
Phill Mitch 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with gaz
MorganPreece 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
monsteratt 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Neil D 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
BorisVBlade 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Duncan Skelton 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jamie Marrison
Somerset swede basher 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S
bobpilgrem 03/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 03/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Dad
Ketu 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Pete H, Charles M
Batt 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Not as fun as Wrinkled itself but another to make you appreciate the lovely Bamford friction!

cem 04/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Pete Horn, Rob Truckle
lithos 13/Jun/09 Lead β

went more middle than john, much better gear than crease

with john byrne
Dave Warburton 31/May/09 Solo O/S
with Franco, Luke and Twigg
droscher2001 ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with sean
graphiclunarkid 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Scary lack of gear for the second half of the climb!

with dpmUK
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S
@ndy 04/Apr/09 2nd
with gareth
deklan 31/Mar/09 Lead
with paul
paul1234 31/Mar/09 2nd
with Dec
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
alaan 29/Nov/08 Solo O/S
default_slipper 07/Jun/08 TR O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
thrutch 10/May/08 TR O/S
with johnny b
Owen W-G 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S

Possibly harder than the Crease to solo? There might be better gear tho.

with Max
Pythonist 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Jennions
Si01 29/Aug/07 Lead
with Roger
Abu777 11/Aug/07 TR O/S

Not good enough to attempt the lead on this yet. Great route, but would have struggled to place gear safely whilst clinging precariously to the slopers. Will hopefully return to this at some point.

Ian Broome 18/Jul/07 Sent O/S

finished nearer to aerete, harder further right

Budge 12/Jul/07 TR
howlingbaboon 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 14/Apr/07 TR
Joe Dove 08/Apr/07 2nd
with kev
Hidden ??/2007 -
Ben1983 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
tri-nitro-toulumne 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with James Booth
loonyclimber 30/Jul/06 2nd
with Mike Barrat & Jen
mikej 27/Jun/06 TR
with Rick Naylor
cem 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Geoff, Frances Taylor
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Skell ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
SMc 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 17/Jul/05 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
arin78 24/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
My Gravity 23/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Simon S
BruceW ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Jen
Phil West 25/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 13/Mar/05 Solo
AJ007 ??/2005 Lead
with Brian
nickcanute ??/2005 Lead O/S
Smelly Fox 01/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Andy Jacob
Hidden 16/Oct/04 TR dog
chris warner ?/Oct/03 Lead
with james raitt
Hidden ??/2002 -
Roget 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
with colin, baccy
goi.ashmore 06/Nov/88 Solo O/S
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