42m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Battle up the slippery and strenuous groove to where the angle eases, then move up right to the hanging chimney of The Claw. Climb up this awkwardly to a ledge on the left - possible stance and escape route to the left, or take the rather scruffy ramp rightwards to easy ground (4c). © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The prominent smooth groove.
1) 5b, 22m. Follow the groove until the angle eases and then move right into the chimney. Climb this to a stance on the left.
2) 4c, 20m. Follow the diagonal fault rightwards to the ridge.

J.Street 1966

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
RM199 20 May, 2018 2nd dog Desperate but safe. Nearer E2.
Desperate but safe. Nearer E2.
Jonathan Hall 20 May, 2018 Lead What a struggle, so pleased to get this onsight. Can't be HVS.
with RM199
What a struggle, so pleased to get this onsight. Can't be HVS.
with RM199
Al Evans ??, 2018 2nd first ascent
with jack street
first ascent
with jack street
Hidden 22 May, 2016 Lead
islandlynx 29 Aug, 2015 2nd First 5 meters are hard and then the crux of 'the claw' is still to come.
First 5 meters are hard and then the crux of 'the claw' is still to come.
TomRiddelsdell 29 Aug, 2015 Lead dog This is the toughest HVS I've attempted. Not sure if I'm particularly bad at this style of route or if this is just very tough grading, but even after resting on my gear due to crazy pump I still couldn't cleanly make it through the crux.
This is the toughest HVS I've attempted. Not sure if I'm particularly bad at this style of route or if this is just very tough grading, but even after resting on my gear due to crazy pump I still couldn't cleanly make it through the crux.
Alex@home 5 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S I did p2. First pitch was very good. 2nd pitch was pleasant enough apart from the disintegrating, poorly protected finish. At least the climbing was easy there
with The Doctor
I did p2. First pitch was very good. 2nd pitch was pleasant enough apart from the disintegrating, poorly protected finish. At least the climbing was easy there
with The Doctor
Neil McA 3 Oct, 2014 Lead dog Desperate! Done easier E2's!
with Tom Ripley
Desperate! Done easier E2's!
with Tom Ripley
Graeme Hammond 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S led main pitch which was hard work, is worth doing the upper groove 2nd pitch.
with Trevor Wilson
led main pitch which was hard work, is worth doing the upper groove 2nd pitch.
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 27 Jun, 2009 2nd β
porridgefan 27 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Niall Francis
with Niall Francis
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with tim parkinson
with tim parkinson
ajtay ??, 1992 -
jcw ?May, 1991 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
Tony Kartawick ??, 1979 -
with Kevin Marsden
with Kevin Marsden
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