Rockfax Description
A good left-hand finish to Auricle. Span left along the lip, from where the ordinary exits rightwards, to reach the jugs and a spectacular finale out in space. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1979

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
MarcinGobczynski ?/Oct Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 07/Jun Lead
Stefan_Morris 07/Jun Lead O/S
RKirke 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
nick ferro 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Nice one Tim!! Laid back block with left to reach the ear. Easier than undercut for me. Top out was easier than expected.

Longsufferingropeholder 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

E3, really? I mean, I'll take it, but there's plenty of harder HVS...

MrBIond 18/Jul/14 2nd
mrteale 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Loved it. Spicy top out too!

Hidden 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
shed_hed 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Nice litle route. Looking at the pictures on here I could have got more gear in higher up to protect the moves through the top roof. Didn't feel like I needed it though, otherwise I'd have looked a bit harder! Had one look at it first to suss it out, rested, then went for it and was fine.

Andy Winter
deacondeacon 08/Aug/13 Lead

Started up neb buttress direct, then up the crux of auricle then on to this. Climbed clean but not onsight, I've done all the other stuff on the buttress and seconded the E3 before.

Hardcore Pat 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First E3. Soft touch but good top out.

Timtim McTim
DavidR 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Had previously led Auricle (in 2010)

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Lead O/S
jwpil 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 19/Jun/12 Lead
Rich Kirby 12/May/12 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 04/May/12 TR β

Had previously led Auricle.

melonmike 06/Mar/12 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
drysori 15/Oct/11 Lead
Sebastien Gastaud 02/Oct/11 2nd
tigertim 02/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
mark20 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Exciting, E2?

bigdrew 17/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Fell of the start of the roof after faffing with gear and not committing. Rock to the face was my punishment.

Gazleah 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S
paul jones, tom ireson
harold walmsley 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Found Auricle reach hard. Jumping Jack L finish is easier but must have been very bold and committing to lead. Look at the top first to see where to head to to finish

Colin Struthers
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
keefe 15/May/10 -
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
Pythonist 23/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Joe Dove 05/May/07 2nd
Brown 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Two ticks for the price of one - did this as the finish of Auricle. Whole pitch is probably only worth hard E1 5b but great quality. JJL - easiest E3 in peak? (easier than flying butress for sure)

Tom anfd Mike
beanfingers 29/Apr/06 Lead dnf

had an interesting 14m fall from the top moves. yummy

ginger dan
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Billg 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Phil McAllistair
Hidden 10/Oct/93 TR
shark 09/May/87 Lead
Phill Dickens
High E4
Mid E4
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High E3
Mid E3
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High E2
Mid E2
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Votes cast 13
High 6a
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Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
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Votes cast 12
Style of ascent
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