Rockfax Description
10m. Start up Blind Wall, but at the bulges head up and rightwards to enter the wide and wrigglesome crack. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A fun romp past the boss into the steady wide crack. Reachy to protect the crux!


ClimberDateStyle
johannes 14/May Lead O/S

Thankfully there are rest positions before the crux and before the top move, so you can arrange gear (there is some) and have a look at the holds, then downclimb into the rest and finally pull through with fresh strength (...or, go back and forth for a while until eventually you feel sufficiently unnerved to commit - thanks to a patient belayer).

noskki 02/Apr Lead O/S

a bit of a battle

spenser 27/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Didn't feel confident enough in the gear to protect what appeared to be the crux.

with Adrian Wilson, Sarah Follmann
danimal88 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

not brilliantly protectable.

with charlie
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead dnf
robertmichaeladams 31/Mar/12 Lead
with Sam
mav 25/Mar/12 2nd
with JS
Hidden 01/Mar/12 2nd β
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead
backpack ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead
jev 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with HWUMC
PeteH 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Ursula, Peter Hart
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Pretty mental at E1 I thought. Getting established over the bulge and into the top crack ain't easy and hasn't really got any gear worth having. Glad I wasn't leading.

Dave Warburton 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Bold. Crux is getting established in the crack and gear below was poor. E1+

Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
odox 16/May/09 Lead dnf

Fell off the move getting into second crack.. Sling is better than it looks for protection and stopped me from decking out!

jored ?/Apr/09 -
with Rachel
yarbles ??/2009 Lead O/S

Hard one to protect

Hidden 05/Oct/08 2nd dnf
MikeLeeds 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Top section took a while to puzzle out, but it does not need to be a squirm. A good climb.

dj_brigham05 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
chris2451 26/Mar/07 2nd
stukent ??/2007 TR
yarbles ??/2007 Lead

Poor protection at the crux, nice though

andymoin 09/Dec/06 Lead dnf

Wasn't happy with the gear for getting into the second carck, so down climbed.

with sandy
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead
Ryan Clancy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Ben McRae
Beardyman ??/2000 -
mike fenwick ?/Jul/99 Solo

Back rope solo

Russell Lovett 22/Apr/98 TR O/S
with andrew haigh
Evoman ?/Jul/96 Solo

My guidebook notes say t'was a bit scary..

with Jonny Clarke et al
Ian Jones ??/1995 Solo
Ian Jones ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
William Robertson ??/1994 Solo O/S
with Emily
Yourlead 08/Jun/91 2nd
with Graham Penny
Hidden 02/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 18/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
andybirtwistle 15/Jul/84 -
Martin Bennett 27/Jun/82 -
with JD
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
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