Rockfax Description
From the left edge of a triangular recess, follow the thin crack that splits the diagonal overlap above. Artificial and bold too. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1985

scarybiker 08/Aug 2nd O/S
with Alan Mountford
hotfeet 08/Aug Lead

I didn't find any gear on this route - placed gear in the adjoining route.

with Graham W
Canyak ??/2015 -
Don't like e3s 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Terri
Retro Rowan 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
pog100 21/Sep/14 2nd
with fat boys
SophGreen 20/Sep/14 TR O/S
keith leonard 09/Sep/14 Lead
Alex 74 18/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Dave m
minaturechris 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Stacey
67hours 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Not the greatest route, bit of a poor eliminate between routes with gear.

with Erinna
staceyjg 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mike8331 03/Jul/14 Lead
OliverRoss 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

May as well have soloed it.

with Adam Ptretlak
timreynolds 14/Jun/14 Lead

With side runners

with Phill Blight
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
puppythedog 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Felt trepidatious before getting on it just from looking. Maybe should have listened to those feelings. I placed the gear in the first break, I considered gear off to the right in Bent Crack and should have placed some realistically. I then teatered and wobbled up the slab scared. Guidebook says VS 4b, I thought more like HVS 4c and not a good route at that.

with Matt
jonhowson 17/May/14 2nd O/S

A nice climb with a daring move to pass the overhang. Not much in the way of gear.

with Chris
timbanton 03/May/14 Solo
migs493 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S
TimG 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Jack
ssnow157 12/Mar/14 2nd
with Tim, Jack
Simonj 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Paul
HB1 09/Mar/14 Lead
with KB
pete_naylor 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with James
jogh 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Oct/13 Solo
with Mal Scott
darlolad 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 08/Sep/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jamie ward 02/Aug/13 2nd
with Iain Harman
MikeB1 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
richardhopton 23/Jul/13 Lead
with Matt Thombs
Ron 09/Jul/13 Lead β
with Helen, Chris
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Jim Slater 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Placed gear in the adjacent climb to protect move over the overhang, as scaring yourself on such a poor quality eliminate felt pointless.

stevelismore 02/Jun/13 2nd
adam carless 02/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 25/May/13 Lead O/S
3kidsandanorton 06/May/13 2nd
with Tom, Diccon Proctor
Oliver Houston 05/May/13 Lead
with Sarah
sarahsuth 05/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
paul horabin 29/Sep/12 Lead
fatbuoybazza 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with deborah
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Nick1812P 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead
Howard J 01/Sep/12 2nd
rfdl100 21/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Simon Waters
daniel.loram 18/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Sian Reece
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd dog
natalio 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Murilo
Murilo Lessa 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Natalio
Alkis 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with alkis
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Mark Dennison 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Dawn
lozowen 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
pete1993 22/Oct/11 Lead
bullwinkle 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Anders, Kim
nutty_didz 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Josh Dickerson
RichardMc 09/Oct/11 Lead
with Ian Gunn
Adderbury Climber 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Richard
Chris Craggs 27/Sep/11 2nd
with Steve Cunnington
ChrisBrooke 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Keeley Scholes
Giles Davis 27/Jul/11 Lead dnf

As per comments below. Backed off due to the lack off gear from the cam and nuts in the first break (1/3 height). Would be good if there was gear above but move through the overlap is hard for 4b. Feels more like HVS 4c.

Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
mfoster8180 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Julie Carlisle
Graeme Hammond 08/May/11 Lead O/S

belayed John on this earlier in the week, so had slight heads up on the lack of gear, crap escapable route.

with Pete aka Dad
john_ni 03/May/11 Lead O/S

delicate for the grade

Sam Simpson 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Freddie 1 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Andyh83
RalphC 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Helen, Ali
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
tonymw 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with John Proudfoot
thekendo 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Steven Andrews 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Lines
tmaciel 07/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/10 TR O/S
smolders 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
GarethHall 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Podling 08/Jul/10 Lead
rockman 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
timcedwards 24/Jun/10 2nd
adam clarke 19/Jun/10 TR
with Will Legon
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Solo
nick ferro 05/Jun/10 -
chili-d 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Pixie (Mikey Burton), Poz
Jim Malo 18/May/10 TR
Jon Pilling 13/May/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Bowker
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR
The Bad Cough 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Christian Minett
shed_hed 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jake Harrison
phja 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with zoe marshall
Stuart Wildman 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Potter
katiep 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Tom Downes 10/Oct/09 Lead
Blod 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Steve B
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead dnf
Mattyk 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 05/Jul/09 Lead
Ben1983 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 21/Jun/09 Lead dnf

Got up to the first break and fiddled in a poor cam (needed a size smaller), looking higher I couldn't see any more gear.. didn't feel happy about falling onto a marginal cam, so backed off.

asmith37 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
sadsetts 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Al
Reaver2k 10/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Pretty scary! Put some gear in the first decent break (small cams) then stood up (easier than it looks) to reach the holds just below the overlap. Started getting scared and placed some gear slightly further right, probably in October crack really. Then mvoed back left and up. Glad I put the gear in as the rest is pretty poor above 4b moves on some slopers. Nice climb though, maybe next time I will run it out although the gear didn't really feel like a side runner or anything.

with Michael
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Adam1973 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Adam
Brown 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
pebbles 10/Aug/08 Lead dnf

got as far as the first break and could not find any further gear, hard move to break, could not see any gear on the moves above. bailed out rapidly to October slab. Looking at guidebook after may have been too far right, but looked very thin whatever you did.

with Liz
lithos 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

not great gear !

with Debbie
Laurence Everitt 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mark (UBMC)
wingalina 11/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Robert Turnbull
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
profb 08/Jun/08 2nd
with Steven Love
Hidden 02/Jun/08 Lead
James B 11/May/08 Lead
with Phil
alaan 19/Apr/08 Solo O/S
wanderso 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Found this very hard and committing. Not much gear, in fact put a friend at half height off route onto the HS next to it, The Marmost, before finishing. Hard at the grade, the rock was very grippy though and I pulled up ok, guess it was the lack of gear I found unnerving. Tough at VS 4c.

with Graeme Shaw
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
dan gibson ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Solo
gibbo38 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Robert
gibbo21 12/Aug/07 2nd
with paul
Theeni 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Matt Dalby
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
BallsofBritishSteel 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
mooseloose 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Alan Rocky Roberts
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Thomas L 02/Jun/07 TR O/S
with David Donnison
kermit_uk 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
AJ007 21/Apr/07 Solo
dan gibson 21/Apr/07 Solo rpt
with AJ
Hidden 18/Apr/07 2nd O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
SGD 10/Mar/07 Lead

lovely route

with Renata
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 06/Aug/06 Solo rpt
just wanna climb 28/Jun/06 2nd
with Colin
colin milton 28/Jun/06 Lead
with just wanna climb
ieverett ?/Jun/06 Lead
stevo smith 26/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Chris scott
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/05 TR
Hidden 29/May/05 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/04 Solo
darren1 26/Sep/04 -
with Janna Miller
Tim W 26/Sep/04 2nd O/S
Nicos 11/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
M_W_Court 26/Aug/04 Lead O/S
dicky79 ??/2004 2nd
with Mike Bottomley
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/03 TR O/S
Pelleas ?/Jul/03 TR
with Martin
Skell 01/Jan/03 Lead
with Dave
Hidden 14/Sep/02 Lead
DerwentDiluted 30/Aug/02 Lead
with A. Murray
Ropeboy 19/May/02 Solo
Hidden 04/May/02 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Clare
martroberts 03/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Hazel Jonas, Steve Jonas
chris sm 27/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 02/Aug/97 Lead
with Roger Hardon
cragspud ?/Sep/95 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/94 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
leathers 24/May/92 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/1990 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
goi.ashmore 18/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, David Wynne
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
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High HS
Mid HS
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Votes cast 39
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 39
Votes cast 33
Style of ascent
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