Rockfax Description
Start from a block to the right of the base of the gully. Go up the face to harder moves at half-height (holds to the right) which lead to a scary mantelshelf and then easier ground. Despite what you might expect from the grade, it is unprotected. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Always used to be VS 5b, now VS 4c in Rockfax and HVS 4c in BMC - I'd say VS 5a!

FA. Colin Kirkus 1930s 1935

Ticklists: Kirkus Routes, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

dr_botnik 01/Sep/17 Solo dnf
with Theo
Ben Bransby 09/Aug/17 Solo
adam clarke 17/Jun/17 TR rpt

TR solo

Jim Walton 24/May/17 Solo
jshields 07/May/17 Lead


Hidden 07/May/17 2nd
john lynch 09/Jun/16 Solo
with Bethan D
JoeCoxson 08/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/16 Solo O/S
bigdrew 22/Apr/16 Solo O/S
charvey 05/Apr/16 Solo dnf
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/15 TR O/S
Palindrome 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
Scott Quinn 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Elizabeth Allen 13/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
bob_cbr 13/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Luke90 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
cragsman9000 13/Aug/15 Lead G/U
with Neil
Pete_Frost 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Solo O/S
jonathan_doyle 10/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Chris lead Jitter face (basically a solo) and I followed up via this route.

TobyA 21/May/15 2nd O/S
with Martin G
CharlieMack 04/May/15 Solo O/S
hervenuttall ?/May/15 Solo O/S
with Matt W
salix 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Tricky move I thought.

with Isaac, Caitlin
ashtond6 27/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Harry Shuell ?/Mar/15 -
FelixJT ??/2015 -
with alex brighton, max farnsworth
JoeE ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Bit less protected than I would of preferred. My first bit of gear was half way up, after the scary mantle high foot move. Really enjoyed it though. I got a bit lost near the top and ended up topping out the HVS to the right.

with Joe Potter
Angus Taylor 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
mike8331 05/Sep/14 -
rurp 27/Aug/14 TR O/S

Hvs 5a

keith Lonsdale 11/Jul/14 2nd
andybirtwistle 11/Jul/14 Lead
Paul Clarke 01/Jul/14 Solo rpt
with MMI
john lynch 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Brown 24/Apr/14 Solo
with Lilifa
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
ashtond6 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S

not sure whether I did the HS or VS! Great solo

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mic_b 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S
LooseCannon 25/Sep/13 AltLd
James Oakes 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S
RuthC 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Ben Heason
edd rab 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matthew
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
grakgrak ??/2013 -
with Jon Youles
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Sep/12 TR
with Ian
deacondeacon 28/Aug/12 Solo

soloed the hard severe peviously

prometheus 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steven C
Ewano 22/Jul/12 Solo O/S

Stiff 4c.

mwatson 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Ian JL 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Keendan 22/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Very committing move. Thankfully the ledge is as good as you'd like.

adam.butler.dsfc 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
daviesp2 20/Aug/11 TR
SteveM 14/Jul/11 Solo
eel 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/11 Solo
w.pettet-smith ?/May/11 Solo
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Dan Geh 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
Takacs 17/Oct/10 TR
with Andy Cooper
Stepanek 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 04/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Shad 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Lenny 28/May/10 TR O/S
with Billy
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 18/May/10 Solo rpt
jon clayton 10/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/10 Solo
hilty ??/2010 -

never e1 or 5b

RossG ??/2010 -
mattish2000 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Solo
jchenoweth 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Bob
Monkeymorgan 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Commit on the first bit. easier toward the top.

Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
Sardien 11/Jul/09 Solo β
with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore
willoates ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
catblack ?/Oct/08 2nd
with rob
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
Wilbur 01/Jul/08 Solo O/S

quite a tricky couple of moves with fairly nasty fall potential i thought.. a little bit green as well..

Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
jamiev 27/Aug/07 Solo β
Chris the Tall 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Pythonist 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/07 TR
Hidden 12/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Paul Tomo 10/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Alex
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
RichardMc 05/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
maybe_si 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with charlie
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Nicos 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Sidekick ??/2007 Solo O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2007 -
Macca_7 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Nice route not as tricky as it looks

kwickfit 02/Aug/06 TR O/S

not sure whether i got the line right on this one as it seemed very easy.

with chris
Steve Vincent 16/Jul/06 2nd
PenJD 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
aztec_bums 28/Jun/06 TR O/S
with phillip jennings
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 27/Apr/06 Solo rpt

Found this a bit more awkward than usual

Nicos 04/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
spoony84 ??/2006 AltLd
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
ukb & bmc shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
reg_measures ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo
nicholas Barrowclough 12/Jul/05 Solo
Steve Whaley 18/Jun/05 TR O/S
with Paul Craft
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
Ian Archer 12/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Mike Kirby
jonnyboy ??/2005 Solo O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 11/Oct/04 2nd
el diablo 11/Oct/04 Lead
Adam Potter 05/Sep/04 2nd
kjbix 02/Aug/04 -
with Kenny Grant
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 01/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/04 TR
Rob Davies 07/Sep/03 Lead
with Les Goram, Charles Kinniburgh
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 Lead O/S
with shelby
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
DerwentDiluted 19/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
martroberts 30/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
malc 01/Aug/99 2nd
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Gilgar ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Ryan Edwards, Duncan Barrack
CrashMat Rob 23/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
Chris Ellis 30/Oct/94 Lead
with Dan Morgan
Hidden 13/May/94 Solo O/S
ste_d 19/Mar/94 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ??/1994 Solo O/S
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
J R R Hartley 25/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Ian Robinson
samt 25/Sep/90 Solo

"Slightly Scary" it says in my diary.

Chris the Tall ?/Apr/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 02/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/87 Solo
Tom V 20/Sep/86 Solo
mike bridges 12/Aug/86 Solo
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/86 -
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Nigel Bond 31/Jul/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
tapley 13/Nov/82 2nd
with Chris Seymour
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Rob Davies 05/Aug/80 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
The Reaper 15/Jul/79 Lead O/S
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 10/Sep/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, John Lee
Hidden 28/Mar/65 2nd
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 26
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 18
Votes cast 20
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set