Rockfax Description
Climb the groove to a rapid escape left below the big overhang. A finish up the short hanging crack above is a grade harder. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Townsend

mrs milf 27/Aug 2nd
Elizabeth Allen 14/Aug Lead O/S

Found the traverse pretty committing but mostly because I've yet to learn to trust my cam placements. Got on with it in the end and realised it wasn't as bad as I thought.

with Luke
Luke90 14/Aug 2nd O/S
with Liz
Hidden 14/Aug Lead O/S
jungle 05/Aug Lead O/S
with Chris Braund
ill_bill 04/Aug Lead
with Peter Collins
pawel suhy 03/Aug Lead RP

Done this time :)

with Martin PCC
HenryMeier 27/Jul 2nd O/S
with notme
notme 27/Jul Lead
with Henry
Hidden 14/Jul 2nd
mutombi 13/Jul Lead O/S
with vanessa
lizzyjones.uk 09/Jul 2nd
with Zoe
tonto169 01/Jul -
charvey 26/Jun Solo rpt
j.kirby 25/Jun TR
with nick244
nick244 25/Jun TR
with Smeagol, Zoe
gkindley 17/Jun 2nd
mr_drains 17/Jun Lead rpt
Vicky m 17/Jun 2nd
with gkindley, mr drains
Hidden 27/May Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May 2nd
Hidden 26/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May Solo O/S
smoreda 14/May 2nd
Hidden 14/May Lead
Pete Nugent 10/May 2nd

IM led

with Geoff Haigh, Ian Makin
Wizzy 08/May Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 03/Apr Solo
Hidden 02/Apr 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr Solo O/S
Richardlake 25/Mar Lead O/S
will_lake 25/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar 2nd rpt
SenzuBean 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. I realized only midway through that it wasn't a good route to take novices on due to the tiny footholds! Stuart managed it with some tight rope, aid and coaxing - Tom didn't enjoy the look of it. I had to ab for gear afterwards.

with Stuart
alexjf 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with max
max_chan 22/Sep/16 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 14/Sep/16 Solo rpt
with Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth
Ian.ch 11/Sep/16 2nd

Did weird direct finish. Fun.

with Gabor
HarryBowyer 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Helen Mort
gd303uk 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
tom bre 18/Aug/16 2nd
Chris Murray 18/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/16 Lead
DanChad 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Covey, Chris Murray
Felix la shat 04/Aug/16 Solo O/S
BareBears 31/Jul/16 2nd

Kay lead, well done.

with Kay
Circus 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mattsnow 21/Jul/16 2nd
with daviemj
Noah Near-Theholds 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
AnneMarie 17/Jul/16 Lead
with Jon
DannyH001 06/Jul/16 Lead β
Hidden 21/Jun/16 Solo O/S
w-watson 27/May/16 Solo
adam carless 17/May/16 Solo rpt
besiix 06/May/16 2nd O/S
SvenjaT 06/May/16 TR O/S
with Sean, John
JOHNB-W 06/May/16 Lead
Pixie-Andy 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

A spooky short route! Snowed. Tricky traverse made me nervous so i added some extra pro!

with Ollie
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Naomi.P 12/Apr/16 Lead

With Joe

Woodmouse 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Difficult traverse, brill little climb

rajeshwarbisht 27/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Imogen
Charlie1653 27/Mar/16 Lead O/S

A very fun, but short climb. A lovely first crack to wedge those hands in. First ever trad climb, and what fun it was jamming in those cams.

with Guy
rumblesan 27/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Charlie
Matt Shepherd 18/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Eddiedmundson 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Crap gear placement. Try harder.

lee1234 27/Dec/15 2nd
lee1234 27/Dec/15 2nd
John Higgs 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/15 2nd
pawel suhy 01/Nov/15 Lead dnf

Give up after couple traverse attempts. Couldn't protect traverse well enough. Need to come back

Ron 20/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Steve A
Hidden 16/Oct/15 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Oct/15 Lead
with Vicar
Alister123 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Chris R
Mr. K 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Harley, Helen Wood, Dane Wood
runestone 27/Sep/15 Lead
with Blod
PeteWilson 19/Sep/15 Solo O/S
dbm 29/Aug/15 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 TR
pog100 02/Aug/15 Lead
with Dave Smith, Cath Walton
jasonpm 27/Jun/15 Lead
PanzerHanzler 27/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Jason M
Hidden 11/Jun/15 2nd
Robin Nichols 09/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Nigel Bond 16/May/15 Solo
Hidden 13/May/15 TR
Hidden 13/May/15 Solo O/S
MSchobitz 13/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead
riff156 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
Vicky m 26/Apr/15 2nd
with gkindley
giuly 25/Apr/15 Lead
with Chris Saunders
petern 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
pete1993 20/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with David
DavidPC 14/Apr/15 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 09/Apr/15 Solo O/S
the power 06/Apr/15 Solo
with rob
cookie-doo 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
MichaelGallimore 01/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Jody 10/Oct/14 2nd
with TobyA
TobyA 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S

By head torch.

with Jody
Hidden ?/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead dog
Capricorn One 25/Sep/14 Lead
katyc 24/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 07/Aug/14 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Mikethe boar 20/Jul/14 Solo
Nigel Bond 16/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd
hazeysunshine 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Thea
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
vix 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Lorna
BenedictIEP 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Leleanor93 31/May/14 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 04/May/14 Solo
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Ali Mortazavi 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rita
scott.hill 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Mike Soulby 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt
David_Gledson 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 25/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
LivinITlarge 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Wheeler
abbotsmike 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Hopes
MikeDowsett 03/Aug/13 2nd
with Ruth Gordon, Dave Bankart
DaveB61 03/Aug/13 Lead
Snorfalorpagus 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Only a shame it isn't longer.

with James Mathews, Lindsey Robinson
Bernie Wylde 03/Jul/13 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 03/Jul/13 2nd
with BW
Hidden 12/Jun/13 2nd
mr_drains 09/Jun/13 TR O/S
gkindley 09/Jun/13 TR
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Private Flounder 02/Jun/13 Lead
Chris Manasseh 02/Jun/13 2nd
matt.stevenson 07/May/13 Lead O/S
the power 02/May/13 2nd
with ken
charvey 26/Apr/13 Solo O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Apr/13 Lead

I did the finish up the slab from the crack in the arete and thought it was easier than it looked. Quite a nice wee route overall, I thought quite high in the grade for Severe overall but nothing like 4c (see comments below)!

with Rob
davidalcock ??/2013 -
with Diz
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Finished straight up from the crack in the arete, which seemed rather hard for the grade (S 4a in BMC guide) - closer to 4c if you avoid the leftb arete. Old guides describe the route as traversing further left before moving up easily, which might explain it.

with Carmen
Phil Mercer 23/Sep/12 Lead
John Brayshaw 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Andy Hudson 23/Sep/12 2nd
with Phil Mercer, John brayshaw
DaveB61 03/Aug/12 TR
with Ruth Gordon, Mike Dowsett
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
The Reaper 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S
yarrow 17/Jun/12 Solo O/S
alexjz 27/May/12 Lead O/S
tiga271 30/Apr/12 Lead
with Dave
cem 21/Apr/12 Solo O/S
jvarmstrong 21/Apr/12 Lead
charley 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Kev
Tithe Technique 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
shouter 15/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 10/Mar/12 Lead
with Andy Odger, Allan Mac
Hidden 25/Jan/12 Lead
sgl 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Pete Sanger 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
pippa_g 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

much easier for me than Craig - definitely a short person route

with Craig
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
abbotsmike 10/Sep/11 Lead

Finished direct over the overhang, rather than out to the left.

Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Richard B
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead
Adam Perrett 21/Aug/11 2nd RP
johnl 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Perrett
MeMeMe 24/Jul/11 Solo
tommytwotone 24/Jul/11 Solo
with Mike
SteveHi 14/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 TR dnf
Ardo 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
rustaldo 12/Jun/11 Solo O/S

awesome route for HVD! kit himself would likely back off this route.

with Alex
alexanderbeetle 23/May/11 Lead
with Theo Elliott
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
RichardMc 07/May/11 2nd
with Tony Williams
sylwia 30/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jubolo 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Short & sweet. Proper buzz coming out from the traverse to short a little slab:] Should have doubled my rope up.

with craig
ElvisLeg 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
szelest 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S
samappears 29/Jan/11 Lead

Foolish to try doing this with someone going to third! Had to not allow the "thirder" to do this route due to swing factor-learnt a lesson there! Either don't do routes with swing factors like that, or have the weaker climber go up second but reclip the gear for the actual seconder to go up third. Good confident boost to lead, although wierd gear at the start considering the traverse bit being one of the harder bits. Again, easy set up. Great sling thread 2/3rds up.

with Opal, Ross Forsyth
climbing_wiggy 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Leon
Lenny 23/Jan/11 2nd
with Paul
philb 20/Oct/10 2nd O/S

with dave smith mice little climb

Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/10 Solo O/S
cmars89 30/Aug/10 Lead
popebenedictus 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ben H
simeclimb68 15/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Tala A 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Karlos 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Chris and Penny
broady 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

nice route the traverse is a little worrying but no real problem.

with B Watkiss
JRigby ?/Aug/10 Lead
Ade7 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Twigg
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mountaingoatgirl 23/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S

David fell off and gear popped out, ouch, but not hurt at all amazingly. Found it really nice especially the traverse

with David PCC
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S

David fell off and gear popped out, ouch, but not hurt at all amazingly. Found it really nice especially the traverse

with David PCC
MilesMcgennity 30/May/10 Solo O/S
simon mitchie 25/May/10 Lead β
stevechaps1 17/May/10 Lead
Gerallt Owain 17/May/10 2nd O/S
mattorford 07/May/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
shkinitrep 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
kickaha4 25/Apr/10 Lead
karly54 25/Apr/10 2nd O/S
theycallmefrodo 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 2nd
vanderz 06/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
duncan 04/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo O/S
williamsd79 ??/2010 Lead O/S
RM199 ??/2010 -
np134 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with N. Howett
cloneragan ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
barrylong 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 20/Sep/09 Solo
tommytwotone 30/Aug/09 Solo rpt
crazy pierre 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
sonic46 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Kean, Stu & Matt
Danny Crump 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
maxkellock 25/Jul/09 TR O/S

nice start awkward exit

cayteye 12/Jul/09 Lead
with Paul Highams
tradguy 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Danny
Left Back 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
BGoodman 16/Jun/09 2nd
Goody 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Bex_M 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 27/May/09 2nd O/S

Awkward getting cam out from under overhang, finished on Diversion to increase difficulty.

frankcp87 25/Apr/09 Lead
williap 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with FCP
maybe_si 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
James Moyle 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Hugh
Steerpike 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Huw
howlingbaboon 03/Apr/09 Lead rpt
RichardMc 03/Apr/09 Lead
with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 ??/2009 Solo
tallan9 ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
tommytwotone 07/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 02/Oct/08 Solo O/S
adam carless 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 14/Sep/08 Solo
JimBee ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Ellis
Pelleas 15/Aug/08 Lead
with Martin
PanzerHanzler 15/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with KentDave
fizzy_elephant 13/Aug/08 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Finished up perched slab of Meddle. Good Route!

with Page
Hidden 04/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Don Jebus ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with sammyt
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
2RoyalAnglian 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S

great leading by john!! not a great climb to start with but soon heats up on the traverse!! very commiting and has a great undercut finish to it!!

with john
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
cannotfindaname 14/Jul/08 2nd
with andy smally
tommytwotone 14/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Brown 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
RCrockford 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mike A
Shauna 06/May/08 2nd
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Finished off after partner bottled it on traverse left.

with Bryn
Martin Brierley ?/May/08 Lead dog


craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
RichardMc 10/Mar/08 -
with Tony Williams
Shauna 11/Feb/08 2nd
tommytwotone 11/Feb/08 Lead rpt
loose85 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
minaturechris 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Barra
tommytwotone ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Shauna ?/Oct/07 2nd
krikoman 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Nice traverse

with 1_Heather Aston, Kev Gibbs
nick ferro 11/Aug/07 -
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
nai 07/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with casbaker
Timothy Greenhalgh 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with casbaker
BallsofBritishSteel 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S
caradoc 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/07 Solo rpt
Chris Ellis 25/Apr/07 Lead
with Steve Brown
Matt Schwarz 25/Apr/07 2nd
Ollie Wickham 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan Fergerson
phillipjohnson 25/Apr/07 Lead
Jim Vach 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 09/Apr/07 2nd
with MMC Various
SGD 02/Apr/07 2nd
with Dan Ashfield
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/07 2nd O/S
hamish2016 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with weilin
Hidden ??/2007 -
Milne 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

S 4a, not HVD.

with helen mead
Scally ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Maggie
mr bounce ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Jaime
Nicos 02/Jan/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 20/Oct/05 Lead
duncan 27/Apr/05 Solo
mikeyjbs 24/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with lachie, davina budd
Adam Potter 22/Apr/05 Solo O/S
rob k 21/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead
Rampikino 30/Aug/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
Pelleas ?/Aug/04 2nd
with Martin
Laramadness 05/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
John Eley ?/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 30/Sep/00 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Budge 14/Oct/98 Solo
nigehughes ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Ian Beddoes
bigphil 11/Apr/98 Solo RP
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
icescrew 12/Jun/96 Lead
with Mark Watson
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/93 Solo O/S
roncaves 17/Oct/92 Solo
Roget 12/Oct/92 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/92 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
samt 23/May/90 Solo
with Dad
Hidden 18/Nov/88 Solo
tapley 21/Sep/88 Solo
bleddynmawr ?/Oct/87 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 02/Aug/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/86 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/85 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 05/Jul/85 Solo
stp 25/Jun/85 Solo O/S

soloed down

John Marsland 09/Jun/84 Solo
Bob ?/Jun/84 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 28/Nov/82 Solo O/S
mark-abz 19/Sep/82 Solo
Nigel Bond 07/Sep/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Andy Say ??/1979 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1978 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 27/Dec/77 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/May/76 Solo
with Ian Grace
uphillnow ??/1974 -
mikej 04/Mar/73 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 19/Mar/72 Solo
with E
mikej 26/Apr/70 Solo
with E
mikej 25/Jan/70 Solo
with E
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