Rockfax Description
Wandering but with a good finale. Climb the easy chimney then step out left and make a short traverse to reach the base of the central flake-line. Romp up this. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1976

the power 18/Nov/17 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/17 2nd
Ben Bransby 04/Aug/17 Solo
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Jul/17 Lead

Not as good as the face routes, but enjoyably worthwhile nevertheless

with Helen
FrancisI 28/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with David
riff156 22/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Hannahc
HannahC 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Droyd 17/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Having scuttled off the HVS due to excessive creaking. Quite fun really.

with Clare
gpcomps 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Great route, with a couple of exposed move

with Andrew
Teappleby 26/Jul/16 Solo

Very disappointing after doing the normal tower face.

Hidden 08/May/16 Lead
cunijoeme 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
ianbowles 27/Feb/16 2nd O/S

lovely climb, exciting step to face, especially once the pre step gear removed

with Max Bardwell
chrismadar 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Wasn't quite sure what start I was meant to take and started up the E2, made it a bit harder.

with Daniela Maria
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
riff156 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
dannyboy83 04/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
giuly 25/Oct/14 2nd
with Xose' Portela
Jackwd 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Scott
scoth 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

nice route

with Jackwd
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dashby 19/May/14 2nd

A really nice climb, definitely worth 2 stars

Wevcore 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with James
JB-Rock 05/May/14 2nd
with Kevin
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Asleep in the backs 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Mel
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
JenRoberts 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Lee
cameron_hall 08/Sep/13 2nd rpt
leeoftroy ?/Sep/13 Lead rpt
leeoftroy ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
JenRoberts 19/May/13 2nd β
with Lee
leeoftroy ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 21/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Phil T
the power 21/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
Hidden ??/2013 -
dr_botnik 04/Oct/12 2nd O/S
the power 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with rob
ChrisBrooke 25/Mar/12 2nd
with James Linford
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
cameron_hall 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

A really pleasant climb.

with Jeff Ladish, Jena Meinecke
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
feilx 18/Sep/11 Solo O/S
btc 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with floris b
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Becky E 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Excellent way to enjoy the upper face of tower face at a lower grade, the chimney is much better than it looks and the traverse is good too. If it wasn't so superseded by tower face and on another crag it would probably get 3 stars, as it is it is probably worth 2 stars. Unfortunately given no stars in the 2007 guide book a real unsung gem.

with Becky E
phil.cheeseman 25/Apr/11 2nd
with Jonny Cox
uphillnow ??/2011 -
deacondeacon ??/2011 Lead O/S
Steve13 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
will randall ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo
AngelaC 21/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd dog
Irn Bruce 31/May/09 Lead O/S

Hairy move from the chimney out onto the tower face but was rewarded at the end of the traverse by a glorious flake.

danfitz ?/Apr/09 Lead RP
wilchivs 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 28/Sep/08 2nd

Used to be a regular solo - it has got harder!

with Graham Parkes
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead
Tim Bateman 30/Aug/08 Lead
with Nick Beale
IanJackson 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
phil hay 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with derek kenyon
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
OffshoreAndy 18/May/08 2nd
with NCC Kelvin
Guy Wilson 09/Apr/08 Lead
with Paulo
b.hayley ?/Apr/08 2nd
Piers Harley 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Clark
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo β

Climbed Tower Face previously with Tim Dorsett

Piers Harley 25/Apr/07 Lead
with Richard Matthews
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
peter myers ?/Sep/06 TR
with Matt Eyre
Si dH 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S

a pleasant enough way to reach the top half of the main route, but the main route (the HVS one) is definitely better.

with Tom Lambert
rob wmc 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Pete & Steve
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/05 TR
mel holmes 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Nancy Maitland
Hidden 09/Jul/05 2nd
greg101 09/Jul/05 2nd
with Matt O'Connor
maybe_si ?/May/05 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??/2005 2nd dog
with LMC
Climb Rox ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
RossG123 ??/1997 -
Strong Steve 08/Jun/96 Lead O/S
RichardMc 10/May/86 Lead
with Beth Noakes
Hidden 09/Aug/84 2nd
tapley 01/Sep/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
mikej 01/May/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant
mikej 28/Aug/67 Lead
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
mikej 01/May/66 Lead dnf

I led the crux traverse of this 1930s route, but had to be rescued at the base of the finishing flake.

with Mike Byles
mikej 01/May/66 TR
with Mike Byles
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