Rockfax Description
Classy - the original and best! Climb the crack to its top then traverse left past the arete, where a crack and short wall lead to an escape out right. Double ropes and some attention to their organisation is a sensible idea. © Rockfax

FA. Al Austin 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

DanOsb 25/Oct Lead
with Edward
DubyaJamesDubya 25/Oct 2nd rpt
with Joe Harris
mrteale 25/Oct Lead O/S
with DanOsb
Neal Jobling 03/Oct 2nd
with Antonio
Aline 03/Oct 2nd

Amazing climb, great finish and just the right amount of technical moves! Loved it and will lead it soon myself :)

Antonio Ferra ?/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead O/S
RosePearson 09/Aug Lead O/S

nice consolation prize

with Veronica
Hidden 09/Aug 2nd
Hidden 04/Aug Lead O/S
leon 04/Aug 2nd
drewish 02/Aug 2nd O/S
with SteveE9
dashed 02/Aug 2nd
LakesWinter 31/Jul Lead O/S


with Nigel
No? Yes! 31/Jul 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
jonhowson 22/Jul Lead O/S

Really awesome, contender for best HVS I've done in the Peak. Nothing hard, no nasty surprises. Just need to have enough in the tank to do it all. Can't wait to do it again.

with Jonathan Keates
Lukem6 28/Jun Lead O/S
helenstuart 27/Jun 2nd O/S
with Mike
malina 27/Jun Lead

Lead with a rest near the top. We were using a single rope, so rope drag was a pain

Ian Hylands 25/Jun Lead O/S

Nice face climbing at start. A rest in a cave round the corner and then the pumpy fun begins on the steeper wall. Hardest but was trying to 'rest' in the final break before committing to the final moves. Bad rope drag from the top! Pleased to finish an HVS with a pumpy symbol!

with Nick
Hidden 24/Jun Lead O/S
Katsmiff 21/Jun 2nd O/S

Started up the arÍte. Getting a little pumped before you move on to the ledge off to the right.

with Ian Pegg
tiga271 12/Jun 2nd
with Mel
Hidden 11/Jun Lead dog
BTphonehome 10/Jun Lead dnf
with Matt
Jmpollard 08/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Paul Hy 30/May 2nd rpt
with Neil M
bryce.dorin 23/May Lead O/S
with Corty
PLM 16/May 2nd O/S

Cave provides a no hands rest, Ruairi didnt spot this, the weakling.

with Ruairi
stratandrew 04/May 2nd
with John Doldon, Rob Clark
kermit_uk 04/May Lead O/S
with Phil Parkin
andy.smythe 04/May 2nd
gritnit 04/May Lead


Hidden 26/Apr Lead
cdpuk 19/Apr Lead O/S

Pumpy! Nearly had me at the top. Last of the day as the rain set in.

Hidden 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Pete Randall 19/Apr Lead dog
with Paul
Tala M 18/Apr Lead O/S
amccann 19/Mar Lead β

On Jakes gear.

Jake Young 19/Mar Lead O/S
with Alex M
RKirke 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Alex T
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Alex the Alex 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S


with Rog
Jack93 25/Oct/14 2nd rpt
James12389 25/Oct/14 Lead β

Awesome lead! Hung around far too long on almost every hold so ended up so happy with the knee bar rest I'm now considering spending a weekend in it on my next trip!

benkelsey 22/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with rory wadsworth
Nick1812P 22/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Bernie L 03/Oct/14 2nd O/S
ruairidhwad ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Kelsey
petemeads 28/Sep/14 Lead

Failed to lead this a couple of years ago, made up for it it decent style today - a brilliant route.

with Adam R
john max 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Jen Maxfield
stevelismore 21/Sep/14 Lead dog

Had seconded this route last year, finidng it very sustained, and it was just as sustained on lead! Had to take a rest or two.

with Claire PCC
will_benfold 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Reedymc 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Tom Reed
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
AdamPrzeslak 18/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
djones66 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Excellet climb, sustained but never too hard. Did the direct start. Haven't done the indirect start and am not sure why you'd want to. Good gear all the way. Recommended.

with Stve mc D
stuaart 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Have done Neb Buttress Direct before... does this count as onsight?

with Edward Benison
john_ni 31/Aug/14 Lead dnf
with Clare Rant
Hidden 27/Aug/14 2nd
ColdAndWet 27/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd β
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
AnniH 12/Jul/14 2nd β
with Zoe and Andy
Jim Slater 03/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Katie Mouritz
Tony Ryland 29/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Dave McKie
Roisin 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with theomoore
MaccMark 25/Jun/14 Lead
augustus trout 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
dom94 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Absolutely awesome climb, leading it on a single rope wasn't too much of a problem, but the drag was horrendous when belaying Poppy

with Poppy Henson
Hidden 23/Jun/14 2nd
simon1965 22/Jun/14 Lead

Having given up on Auricle, poor show. Good route though.

with Actor Nick, Si Willshire, Tim
JasonK 17/Jun/14 Lead
with Tom Smith
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Paul Eckton 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden ?/Jun/14 2nd
Tubs 17/May/14 Lead rpt
with Naomi
Tithe Technique 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jackwd 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Bit of a fight. Had to lay siege and down climb to the knee bar a couple of times! Ange took a nasty swing and nearly cut through the rope. BE CAREFUL WHEN SECONDING!

charley 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Did the direct start. Nice lead by Jack. Found it quite pumpy...

with JackD, Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 19/Apr/14 TR dnf

Did the direct start which is lovely and quite balancy, took the hands off rest at the break was amazed at how good the diagonal bulge was when I got to it but didn't have my feet right and by the time I'd adjusted my hands/arms had used up their reserves and I took a MASSIVE swing. Wrecked the sheath of the rope as it rubbed on the edge. Jack lowered me down pretty quick :-) So take care when belaying, get good and close to the edge as if you don't have gear in the very top break your second is in for a big swing and might not be as lucky as I was. Fantastic route though and I'm looking forward to going back to it later in the season when I've built up a bit of strength and stamina.

David Kay 10/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
rurp 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Challenging just got to keep going, and the holds keep coming

with bill farmer
Hidden 31/Mar/14 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead dog
Tim Rodgers 29/Mar/14 Lead
spidermonkey09 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Awesome, best HVS of the three. Kneebar rest before the pumpy section. Topped out too soon and missed the exposure of the nose!

Ella7 23/Mar/14 2nd dog

A really fun climb but wasn't strong enough to finish the laybacking to the top.

derekwwl 22/Mar/14 2nd dog

direct start

with matthew williams
j.buckley87 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
the power 08/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Seconded paul then lead done it before felt harder int cold

with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 08/Jan/14 Lead
with Phil T
Paul Hy 08/Jan/14 2nd
with Phil T
Tony Hy ??/2014 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
marconi 17/Dec/13 2nd
the power 17/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
shed_hed 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Nice little route.

with Andy Winter
Matt Cooke 05/Oct/13 2nd β
with Matt Marshall
mattgrange 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Top notch pumpy, technical thriller...direct start used

Diggler 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
jeffb 05/Oct/13 2nd
with diggler
rich_hw 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
stevelismore 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Very sustained so pleased to have clean seconded it (just!)

with rich_hw
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
MYox 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S


with Maia
danm 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Jake
Chris Manasseh 12/Sep/13 Lead

Some pre-placed gear after mike backed off Auricle

with Adam Galluzzo
greenclimb 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Chris Redding 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Led through Jacks gear so we could both lead it. Pumpy...

Jack93 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AielSavage 14/Aug/13 Lead
the power 24/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with charlie, rob
dr_botnik 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S

went too high on the traverse and had to rest by crawling into the cave, belly flopped over the top, sustained!

with Charlie, Phil Taylor
strudles 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

had to rest on gear in the second crack.. placed to much gear and didn't read the sequence quickly enough. also missed the knee bar rest

with Leo choi
leoch01 21/Jul/13 2nd
gpcomps 16/Jul/13 2nd dog

Slightly better performance than last time. Still need more stamina

Hardcore Pat 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Timtim McTim
TimKnight 13/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Dave Marshall
cragtyke 10/Jul/13 2nd

direct start

with Mark B, Ross
Deezel65 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
kim.mulji 07/Jul/13 Lead dnf
with Nick
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
edd rab 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
The Norris 29/Jun/13 Lead dog

cruised it until going round the corner, got a nice knee bar rest, then became really pumped in the next few moves up the side - its quite steep! Rested on gear before a head first/sideways belly flop finish under a flake. Very undignified but quite amusing for those watching! Ill be back.

with Gavin
DavidR 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Direct version

Roberttaylor 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Liam Ingram 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
HB1 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with KB
gpcomps 11/Jun/13 Lead dog

Became a bit of an epic, no individual move particularly difficult. Just requires more stamina to complete clean. I'll be back...

with Mark L, poya
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
tomdadom 08/Jun/13 2nd
with ChrisP
Marq 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kev
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
JHiley 02/Jun/13 Lead RP

Probably my favourite route. Remembered the crux from my previous go.

with Zuzana
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
pog100 19/May/13 2nd
with Cath Walton
NickJH 19/May/13 Lead
with P Stridgen
mikealexpayne 07/May/13 Lead
Mike Hegarty 02/May/13 Lead rpt
with Dawn
Tamati ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Tamati ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Mowglee 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Huw
jtree03 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Brother Al
David_Gledson 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
TRFrost 05/Mar/13 Lead dog
with R. Whittington
timmsy 05/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 03/Mar/13 2nd
Wayne S 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Nevil ??/2013 2nd
with Mike
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Wyrdwired ??/2013 Lead dog
Double Knee Bar 20/Oct/12 Lead dog

Gorgeous climbing. Consistent 5a on left face. Rested on cam in break

tgeh 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Quite pumpy

with Ethan
riddle 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Direct Start

with Tom Elliot
Ethan72 14/Oct/12 2nd
with tgeh
JHiley 07/Oct/12 Lead dog

Had to reverse and re climb the crack to get the rope unstuck from the block. Then fell off between the breaks because of not thinking about it properly. Cool climb tho.

with Callum, Carla
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 22/Sep/12 2nd
with steve
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead RP
Dan818 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
hotfeet 01/Sep/12 Lead
ash longreach ?/Sep/12 -
The Bad Cough 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jon22 26/Aug/12 Lead
cookacat 24/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with josh
Jeronimo 21/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
marcduhig 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with John, Nicola
John Lewis 12/Aug/12 2nd rpt
andybirtwistle 08/Aug/12 Lead
with Dennis Lee
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cem 22/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Johan Piper
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
Adil 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
David Kay 14/Jul/12 2nd
with Mel Michon
mattshort 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mattpw 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead
BLodge 27/Jun/12 TR
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead
Andrew Lodge 25/Jun/12 2nd

A superb climb, a lovely traverse and then the big crack and reach to finish, I'll be back to try and lead it.

with Steve
Tony Ryland 25/Jun/12 2nd
Graeme Hammond 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Jim
deacondeacon 04/Jun/12 Lead

Lead on gavins gear after his go.

gavinpeach 04/Jun/12 2nd RP

Knackered and fell on the last move on lead. Andrew led and I seconded. Must go back and lead properly.

Goose4 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hexman 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

BEWARE- noticed that the block on the traverse seems to be displaced.

with Al Dixon
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
hotfeet 26/May/12 Lead
with Tom Dudley
John Lewis 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 TR O/S
minaturechris 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with Stacey
Leelogs 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Gardner
Rich Kirby 12/May/12 2nd
with Ruth
Richard P Coates 04/May/12 2nd O/S
with Courty
Nickster ?/May/12 2nd O/S
gripped01 ?/May/12 AltLd dnf

Rain prevented finish.

with Stew Boyce
Les Deakin 13/Mar/12 2nd
with Falko Rech
Twisty 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

A very mixed route- slabs, traverses, cracks, laybacks- brilliant! Watch out for the no hands rest!

with Byron Buck
timmyhobby 05/Mar/12 Lead O/S

begun on Auricle but couldn't commit to the move to get over the first bit of overhang so finished up this instead.

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
john lynch ??/2012 Lead
with Lewis Andrew
ianjfsutcliffe 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Kenny
Lenny 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Leon
davewsargent 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with andy neath
Nigel Bond 04/Oct/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
jw231 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Mel Brown
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Rob84 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant - sustained but no hard moves in a great position

with Rob Adie
chris_B 17/Sep/11 Lead


louby 17/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/11 Lead rpt
cem 03/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Dave Amos
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd β
The_Boy_ODwyer 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Colin Harvey
robblowen 27/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Chris, Jules
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd dog
Dan Lane 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing, pretty pumpy once you step round the arete.

with Rick Gibbon
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
caradoc 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

a bit tired at end of day, very good gear, moves and positions

with john b
wishicud climbHVS 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Really nice start, massive holds for traverse, faffed around putting too much pro in. Pro is good all the way up. Finishing holds are amazing. Loved this route. Mega rope drag with single rope though. Will Try direct start next time.....Oh yeah 2nd HVS of the year. WHOOP WHOOP

with my wife, she is nice.
Brannock 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
wild_nomad 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Outstanding with the direct start. Very strenuous.

with Kevin
Graeme Hammond 28/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/11 Lead
stvredmond 28/Jul/11 Lead

felt a toughey. may just of been the wind and end of the day blues. good route though

Run_Ross_Run 28/Jul/11 2nd dnf
with Steve
smollett 24/Jul/11 Lead
with oliver
tomthecoolperson 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Daniels735 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Matt Foot
Laurence Everitt 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hello pump

Dave Musgrove 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Surprisingly good. Much better than it looks

with Pete Finklaire
chrishedgehog 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with James Rees
Stig 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Chris
pie_eater_pete 20/May/11 Lead O/S
JRae 18/May/11 2nd
with A Saul
Reaver2k 18/May/11 Lead
with JRae
nickmattia 03/May/11 Lead O/S
with ryan jones
LardClimber 02/May/11 Lead dog
with Nic Dynes
thekendo 30/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Elsier 30/Apr/11 2nd
with Kenny, Ian
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
crazy pierre 17/Apr/11 2nd dog
matt0759 16/Apr/11 Lead
with JamesA
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
JamieSparkes 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S

nice climbing, shame about the faffy ropework. Finishing jug is excellent too :)

llamaglama 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Nick, Jam
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd dog
Nick1812P 10/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Jamie
jwpil 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Gordon
gordonday 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jack
psychicbread 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Max
Danny Crump 26/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Paul Greenhead, Andrew Porter, Sarah Pentelow
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
drysori 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Kat
Oli 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
donkster 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with jus
rustaldo 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

really awesome climb! very enjoyable, somewhat unique rest after getting around the arete..

Hidden 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
r@bag 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

Found it very pumpy!

Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
becster 11/Sep/10 2nd

My first climb in the pouring rain!

with Rachel Goddard
Fran S8 05/Sep/10 Lead
brian watson 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with scott titt
James_86 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Jake
Jacob k-d 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
pebbles 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

all good pro and moves - made it harder for myself than I needed by faffing over expected hard moves which never arrived

with crofty
adam carless 30/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Claire's mate Chris
shaun walby 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Clean at second attempt, no hard climbing but a tad steep and tiring placing gear(hence rest o/s attempt),lovely climb one to do again.

with Ian Holtby
holters 30/Aug/10 2nd
shaun walby 21/Aug/10 Lead dog

needed to rest next time clean.

with Phil West
Phil West 21/Aug/10 Lead dog

Made the penultimate break then did lots of resting but didn't complete the climb.

with Shaun Walby
al123 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
LisaA 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
bigdrew 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Lisa
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
LankyPaddy 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Austen Clark
chrisclimber_1986 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Got pumped again, fell off with my hands in the top break due to a combination of it being a steep route and terrible rope drag around the corner- gears bomber at least

with alkis, Chris Nawrat
Alkis 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Chris Nawrat, Chris Aslin
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Dave Heaton 14/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
andrea83 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Excellent. Did start up arete. A bit pumpy, able to get semi rest up high.

with Peak CC
Pilch 30/Jun/10 2nd O/S

a great route

with Graham
embob 27/Jun/10 2nd

What an excellent route! Al did a superb job of it. The finishing crack felt steep but quite straightforward.

with Alex
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 23/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
philboy 18/Jun/10 2nd
with paul h
Onion magnet 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Amazing route. Glad to have seconded this clean as it looked tough and I expected to need a rest. Found the knee bar and hands off rest 3/4 of the way up that helped. Solid jams before the top out helped for another rest to.

with Jack
jwpil 15/Jun/10 Lead dog

Pumped, but really nice easy moves.

with Mat
furry 13/Jun/10 2nd
with Dave C
DavidR 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
manwithacam 13/Jun/10 2nd

Fantastic route, gets harder the higher you get, pumpy and steep. Good moves, pretty technical. Best route of weekend.

with Joris
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S

gets harder and harder, but fantastic climb!

Alkis 05/Jun/10 Lead dog

Only led the second part, felt very sustained, had to rest before I could do the (admittedly easy) last move.

chrisclimber_1986 05/Jun/10 2nd β

seconded it after I tried to lead it but got too pumpred and hot

with alkis
Tez29 30/May/10 2nd β
with Todd, Ivan
Rachel Slater 28/May/10 2nd rpt
Chi Cheng 28/May/10 Lead rpt

Did to get the classic tick.

bullwinkle 15/May/10 2nd rpt
with Jamie
keefe 15/May/10 -
with Tansy
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead dog
zappa 04/May/10 2nd
chrisbussell 04/May/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Goodstuff 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Straightforward at the grade though needs small gear.

joe.91 17/Mar/10 Lead

Just got way pumped on the crack so rested on rope once. Apart from that clean ascent

Rachel Slater 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 17/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Olli-C 17/Mar/10 2nd

great route

theotherpetehill 13/Mar/10 2nd
chrisallan 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead dnf
BeccaSnowden 30/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Very very pumpy!

with Tom
thomasadixon 30/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Felt v tough for the grade (moves & pump)! Good though.

Martin Haworth 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with richard white
markfairbank 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ian Moore, Ray Sharples
leon 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Steven Davidson
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
tri-nitro-toulumne 14/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 12/Sep/09 TR dnf
disturbed_one51 12/Sep/09 Lead
Em66 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
lukea ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Olaf
jkarran 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Howling wind and rain. Ok up until I ran out of cams, the rope jammed solid just below the wet topout and the wild sketching started. Felt very hard and frightening in the circumstances. Cool route none the less.

mattyork2 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S

A truly bold and wild effort from James in equal conditions -wicked!

with James Karran and Crispin
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead
richorme 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Gary Woodburn
RalphC 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Ali
Alex Winter 28/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Keeps coming all the way to the top, really good route.

with Gary
Ketu 04/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Pete H, Charles M
Alan James - UKC and UKH 27/Jun/09 Solo
Steve Waters, Mynydd 23/Jun/09 Lead

I have finally vanquished my nemesis! I continually and gradually lost strength after moving up from from the block on the arete. By the time I reached the jug thread at the end of the rightwards traverse my arms were jelly and I could hardly hold on. Immense relief to pull over. Superb route - 4 stars!

with Alan Brook (Cooch)
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead
boulderholder 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Despite positive holds and good gear, it felt like a battle once reaching the arete! Great knee-bar around the arete for a good rest before tackling the top section..

lithos 13/Jun/09 Lead β

great fun, mixed route, slabby then steep then airy, with great gear and great moves. On Johns gear (plus a bit of added)

with john byrne
tallsop 25/May/09 2nd
Jim Slater 25/May/09 2nd rpt

Attempted lead, lowered off..too knackered. Clean on second.

with Tim Pearson
Ollie B 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with J.Fatty
Dave Foster 25/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Andy
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Dave Reeve 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
mark20 05/Apr/09 Lead dog

Got pumped and fell off top move. Had a rest then did it second go. First attempt at a HVS lead

Woodiee 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S

brilliant route saving its best moves till last

Sam1991 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Hard finish, nice route, pumpy

with Mark
Jon Dittman 05/Apr/09 Lead

One of those indoor style routes outdoors. Good moves on good holds. Just don't spend too long placing gear or you might not get to the top. Fantastic!

deverett ?/Apr/09 Lead β
with Tom Everett
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S

With direct start up arete.

hrgcb ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
gillybon ??/2009 Lead
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead
jonka ?/Oct/08 Lead
with gareth
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
sims 20/Sep/08 2nd dnf
with Nick
davidwright 06/Sep/08 2nd β
Dave Foster ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Initial crack better than it looks, decent rest on arete and nauseatingly steep and pumpy on the overhanging face. Wow!

with Carl
Sankey 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Superb route. The steepness of the final wall is a bit of a shock once you pull round onto it. Was plenty pumped at the top, but thankfully the traverse right is not too bad once started. If you are confident, flick gear out from first crack, and place bomber sling around the chock to remove possibility of rope drag.

with Luke
Lev 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
metal arms 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Andysomething 24/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Colin Binks
tommytwotone 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Tim M 23/Aug/08 Lead
with Emma
climbergg 23/Aug/08 2nd
Martin Haworth 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Hardonicus 20/Jul/08 Lead dnf

Go so pumped I couldn't finish! Top End

Alex Thompson 20/Jul/08 Lead β

Finished off the lead after Haydn got pumped. Clipped into bottom gear left in situ.

with Haydn Martin & Karl Walton
Another James 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead dnf
tlr 24/Jun/08 Lead
smudge 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Matthallinan 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Nicky Winn
Joe Dove 08/Jun/08 2nd

direct start

with kev
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd O/S
david morse 24/May/08 Lead
with roper
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/08 2nd
markbenton 20/May/08 Lead
russonly 18/May/08 2nd
with Paul
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead
jimsrankin ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Karl
Ben1983 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead
Chriswallis2 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jon
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
joese7en ??/2008 -
Maciek 03/Nov/07 Lead dog
with Andy C.
fizzy_elephant 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
dicky79 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Sidekick 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S

My first HVS. Got a bit pumped and was worried about a slightly dodgy cam I placed in the top break but managed to get it clean.

al99 ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
LoopyLou ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
gibbo38 27/Aug/07 2nd
with george
Andrew Sloan 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Grove
Hidden 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/07 2nd dog
shoulders 05/Aug/07 Lead
BallsofBritishSteel 04/Aug/07 Lead dog
with Charles
cem 04/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead rpt
tatz45 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Mick r 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/07 2nd dog
cat22 26/May/07 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead
deverett 19/May/07 2nd O/S
Joe Dove 05/May/07 Lead
with kev
ieverett ?/May/07 Lead dog
Graeme Hammond 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
bullwinkle 22/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with John
PanzerHanzler 22/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Nick Willis
Brown 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Danos ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Jamie
MaccMark 31/Mar/07 2nd
with Val Young
kitkat78 03/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Graham P
Hidden ??/2007 -
John Lisle ??/2007 -
John Lisle ??/2007 -
Daniel Armitage 25/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
russonly 01/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with AndyN and Geoff-I
Jack Symmons ?/Oct/06 Lead
with Chris T
towdman 30/Sep/06 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Graham Armitage 30/Sep/06 2nd
with towdman
Andysomething 17/Sep/06 2nd dog

Struggled on the first moves got pumped, fell, hard getting gear outhigh up needed rest on rope glad to finish with some semblance of control thank god I wasn't leading...

with Tony Worboys
Hidden 15/Sep/06 Lead O/S
adam carless 15/Sep/06 2nd O/S
colin milton 09/Sep/06 Lead
with horace
peas 16/Aug/06 2nd dog

Awkward Thuggery!!!

with Chris Ford
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead
Joe Costello 11/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Matt
Daniel Wrightson 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with John eales
Strong Steve 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Nicos 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
mark4344 10/May/06 Lead

very strenuous, rested on gear.top route

with dave tourell
Stig 09/May/06 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Solo O/S
ebunick 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
jchenoweth 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with ebunick
AJ007 10/Apr/06 Lead
with Dan
dan gibson 10/Apr/06 2nd
with AJ
Luke Brooks 26/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead dog
sdht ??/2006 -
Skell ??/2006 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 ??/2006 2nd
Hidden 19/Nov/05 2nd
ChrisBrooke 07/Oct/05 2nd
with John Inkpen
cornishben ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Chris Sims
chris sm ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
cem 10/Jul/05 Lead rpt
with Miles Butteriss
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/05 Lead dog
with Caroline Goldsworthy
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead
reg_measures 04/Jun/05 2nd O/S
loonyclimber ?/Jun/05 2nd
Budge 16/May/05 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/05 Lead O/S

Direct start

with Alice Chaplin
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
My Gravity 23/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Simon S
Mark A Humphries 05/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Karl Walton
BruceW ?/Apr/05 Lead dog
with Jen
Hidden 25/Mar/05 2nd
Chris M ??/2005 -
nickcanute ??/2005 Lead O/S
John Marsland 09/Oct/04 Lead
with John Haslam
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with Dad
SteveM 25/Oct/03 Lead
with Tobs
Alastair Hudson 11/Oct/03 Lead
with Nic Jones
chris warner ?/Oct/03 2nd
with james raitt
Hidden 30/Mar/03 Lead
Leofallon 16/Mar/03 Lead
cem 17/Feb/02 Lead dog
with Liam Mark
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 03/Nov/01 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/96 -
Roget 20/Mar/95 Lead O/S
IanD353 ?/Feb/94 Solo O/S
D Tempest 24/Oct/93 2nd
with Michelle, Rick
charlesmfrench 06/Oct/91 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/May/87 Lead
with Paul L
Mark Kemball 29/Nov/82 Solo
with Paul Clark, Paul "Curly" Williamson
Hidden 18/Jul/82 Lead
Rob Davies 25/Jul/81 2nd
with Tony Welsh
Hidden 24/Aug/80 2nd
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