Rockfax Description
8m. A direct line up the dark wall just to the left of the groove of Scoop 1. The start is a hard V6 and the finish is just hard. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Using slopers climb to a 'bowling ball hold'. Work out how to hold it then up to a rounded top out. (E4 6a if done without mats.)

Ticklists: County Classics - 7a - 7c+, County Classic and Hidden Gems in the 7's.

Thomnomnom 08/Sep/17 Sent x
with Toddy
James Oakes 19/Aug/17 Solo G/U
Hugobristol 09/Jul/17 Sent x

Great problem; slapping to the sloper was hard, scary and sandy! After that the difficulty eases and there is a good rest...

with Mel, EC, munro
nia 16/Apr/17 Sent x
Dan.J.Cook ??/2017 -
tom russell 21/May/16 Sent
with Jo Stadden, Chris Barr, Oli Boyes
iamstebarker 28/Feb/16 Sent
BenjyW 27/Feb/16 Sent dnf

Got to going for the final sidepull/undercling but I cpuldn't get my foot up. Next time I'll get it!

PeteWilson 25/Aug/15 Solo
with Rebecca Hayden, josh, Pete B, Andi T
Andrew Jennings 15/Aug/15 Sent rpt
with Emma Harris, Rachel Boyd, Nick Bradley, Lee Barnes, Rob Lonsdale, Lee Cooper, James Renardson
arrang 08/Jun/15 Solo RP
joe.91 03/May/14 Sent x

Little sandy and tall!

with Colin
Matt Harle 03/Nov/13 Solo dnf
danjimwill 31/Oct/13 -
pete42mail 30/Jun/13 -
Sandy Moore 24/May/13 Sent

Stressful topout!

Shea 05/May/13 Solo rpt

Ground up with a pad, got it after a few plummets, tricky in the heat.

tom rookes ??/2013 -
Andrew Jennings 29/Sep/12 Sent
with Sophie Whyte, Lindy Smith, Suzi Lamb, Tim Heaton, Brian McAlinden, Andy Reeve
soph 29/Sep/12 Sent
with big team
loonyclimber 29/Sep/12 Sent
with Lee
Harry Holmes 29/Sep/12 Sent x
with EUMC
mantle87 28/Sep/12 Sent
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Sent dnf
John 'B' Hutchinson 18/Aug/12 Sent x

An absolute classic. Moving from the 'bowling ball' to the sidepull is a joy of movement. Took a good few falls from the crux but it's pretty safe with a few pads and attentive spotters.

with Johnny, Pete, Ally, Frenchy
frasermcilwraith 25/Jul/12 Sent x

Hard. Terrifying up top in the 20+degree heat. Spent about five minutes standing chalking up waiting to man up and pull over the top. Scariest thing I've ever climbed by some margin.

jimmyrua 31/Mar/12 Sent x

Memorable. Very gripping

with Peter Pan's birthday crew
xican 23/Mar/12 -
barni 05/Mar/12 Solo dnf

end of day

with Tapper
markalmack 26/Feb/12 Sent β


with jon
Gus 22/Jan/12 Solo rpt

Still feels E4ish even above a pad or two!!!

f_grant111 15/Dec/11 -
Hidden 10/Dec/11 Sent dnf
NDD 19/Nov/11 Sent β
Fraser 19/Nov/11 Sent dnf

Bottled it up top...again. Should just MTFU - definitely next time.

with Rich, Burnsie, Pete Roy
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Sent x
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Sent dnf
le t 24/Sep/11 Sent x
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Sent x
Keith-Getoutadventures 27/Mar/11 Sent
with janey
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Sent dnf
backpack ??/2011 -
Hidden 10/Sep/10 Sent β
Sam the Butcher 10/Sep/10 Sent
with Mike Mullins, adam, andy latta
Hidden 10/Sep/10 Sent
PaulOgden 05/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Sent rpt
dodfoster 11/Jun/10 Solo RP
with nick faulkner
beegsyboy 15/May/10 Sent x

Awesome!! Great move at the top

gambit247 11/May/10 Sent x

Scary crux move, glad to get it and I don't mind taking fb7a+ for it either... Thanks for the beta Chris!

with Chris
Hidden ??/2010 -
benj_d 12/Oct/09 Sent x

Done above mats.

mgeek 11/Oct/09 Solo

ground up

with stocking and buzzard
buzby78 11/Oct/09 Solo β


with McGeek
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Sent x
Chris J Houston 24/May/09 Sent
with Beans, IT MAN
willackers 22/Nov/08 Solo RP
with Ben Lister, Chris Houston, Stuart Brown
mshorter 13/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Solo
Jon Read 19/Apr/08 Solo β

Hold-by-hold instructions issued from below.

with Bunch of lankies
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Sent x
ali_robb ??/2005 Lead
French Erick ?/Sep/04 Sent x
Hidden ??/2000 Sent x
Beardyman ??/2000 Solo RP

I did this without mats ages ago at E4 6b and repeated with mats for the 7a+!

whispering nic ?/Oct/99 Solo
sadams 24/Jul/98 Sent
Evoman ?/Jul/96 Solo

V. good

Dave Musgrove Jnr 08/Oct/94 Solo O/S

It was scary E4 then, no mats

gme 01/Jan/90 Sent
gme 01/Jan/90 -
andybirtwistle 02/Dec/89 Solo G/U

No mats in those days just a car mat or bar towel E4 6a

Stoney Boy 30/Sep/89 Solo O/S
Bruce Kerr 22/May/89 Solo
with Keith Turton
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