12m.

Rockfax Description
The deep cleft is hard and bold to enter then eases to a capping-stone, which is most easily passed on the right, though a left-hand exit is more in keeping with the start. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
ChrisCurt206 3 Aug Lead rpt
richardward101 23 Jul TR O/S Puzzling start, then energetic but straightforward moves. Belayed from above as my climbing buddy couldn't stand the midges at the bottom.
Puzzling start, then energetic but straightforward moves. Belayed from above as my climbing buddy couldn't stand the midges at the bottom.
Ben Wooler 7 Jul Lead
ChrisCurt206 11 Apr 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 2 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
James Oakes 5 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
rumblesan 31 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S definitely an awkward start but ok once wedged in. exited to the right as the direct finish seemed a little bolder than I was comfortable with
definitely an awkward start but ok once wedged in. exited to the right as the direct finish seemed a little bolder than I was comfortable with
rtdennison 25 Aug, 2018 Lead Really is awkward to get into, but solid rests all the way up. Did the left hand finish
Really is awkward to get into, but solid rests all the way up. Did the left hand finish
abigailflorence97 25 Aug, 2018 2nd
RayG 20 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
Rikaaay 18 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
olddirtydoggy 18 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Rikaaay
with Rikaaay
gritstone7 6 Aug, 2018 2nd
danrisner 1 Jul, 2018 2nd
samulejones 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
olddirtydoggy 30 Jun, 2018 Lead Underrated climb, 2 really nice moves.
Underrated climb, 2 really nice moves.
harry.morrish 26 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 17 Jun, 2018 Lead
Jamiewalkerjones 17 Jun, 2018 2nd
goddamm7 17 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S Weird and awkward start, but straightforward thereafter
Weird and awkward start, but straightforward thereafter
12stitcheslater 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S Favourite lead so far. Lots of wriggling in the chimney, good fun
Favourite lead so far. Lots of wriggling in the chimney, good fun
olddirtydoggy 13 May, 2018 2nd
NicolaRandall 12 May, 2018 TR dnf Instructor: Tom
Instructor: Tom
JOHNB-W 3 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Flavio 1 May, 2017 Solo O/S
MSchobitz 30 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 5 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
WillWambam ??, 2017 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
tomwilshere 29 May, 2016 TR O/S
foobar123 24 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
John Higgs 23 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Nov, 2015 Lead
charley 6 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
m_andersson 2 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2015 Lead
DMC 23 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 23 Jul, 2015 Lead LH exit is definitely HS
with DMC
LH exit is definitely HS
with DMC
Sarah Roscoe 21 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Ali Stringer
with Ali Stringer
Steve Vincent 21 Jun, 2015 Lead
morganator 19 Jun, 2015 Solo
LovelyMrTom 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Took right-hand exit after eyeing up left-hand exit for a while and deciding against it. Clearly need more jamming and thrutching practice!
Took right-hand exit after eyeing up left-hand exit for a while and deciding against it. Clearly need more jamming and thrutching practice!
Paul Baxter 7 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S Did the tricky LH finish. Start is tricky for the short
Did the tricky LH finish. Start is tricky for the short
Henry Swandale 2 May, 2015 TR dog
with Harry Wallington
with Harry Wallington
amccann 10 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
George Killaspy 12 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
with Milo
with Milo
ipfreely ?Oct, 2014 2nd
katyc 18 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Green chimney fun!
Green chimney fun!
Nigel Bond 27 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Joe Boyd
with Joe Boyd
jing 27 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S Didn't feel like HVD. Felt more like S at least.
with vyl20
Didn't feel like HVD. Felt more like S at least.
with vyl20
Hidden 10 Jun, 2014 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 10 Jun, 2014 Lead Tiger's finish!! On the left- Severe
Tiger's finish!! On the left- Severe
gpcomps 23 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Mike Hope
with Mike Hope
jimorothy 16 Apr, 2014 Lead HS in Eastern Grit, S in 100 Classics. It deserves HS for the start alone but defo if you take the left hand exit, which I'd say was HS4c, tricky indeed. Thoroughly good route.
with Scott Barnett
HS in Eastern Grit, S in 100 Classics. It deserves HS for the start alone but defo if you take the left hand exit, which I'd say was HS4c, tricky indeed. Thoroughly good route.
with Scott Barnett
origamib 19 Mar, 2014 2nd dog
David Mayers 10 Nov, 2013 Lead
with Paul Widdowson
with Paul Widdowson
Hidden 6 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S
Hannahjscott 28 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
louis scott 28 Jul, 2013 2nd
Hidden 7 May, 2013 Lead β
Nye Meerkat ?Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 Lead dnf
freddy25 4 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
with Pete
with Pete
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Lead
bantamdave 29 Sep, 2012 TR O/S Failed this leading on same day. Difficult start with no gear. I would not risc it. Followed by another climber who spent more time deciding not to bother than me.Flew up it on top rope. Good climbing
with Murray
Failed this leading on same day. Difficult start with no gear. I would not risc it. Followed by another climber who spent more time deciding not to bother than me.Flew up it on top rope. Good climbing
with Murray
bantamdave 29 Sep, 2012 Lead dnf Backed off I did not want to risc the start with no gear. Flew up on top rope an hour later
with will9911, Murray
Backed off I did not want to risc the start with no gear. Flew up on top rope an hour later
with will9911, Murray
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Excellent. Bold unprotected start above a big drop, took me a long time to summon up the necessary courage. Took the left hand exit at the chockstone, which was much harder than S 4a! Hardest route of the day for me (and we did two HSs). Was originally graded Severe with the right hand exit, and while almost all other severes from back then are now at least HS, this one has for some reason been downgraded!
with Lemming
Excellent. Bold unprotected start above a big drop, took me a long time to summon up the necessary courage. Took the left hand exit at the chockstone, which was much harder than S 4a! Hardest route of the day for me (and we did two HSs). Was originally graded Severe with the right hand exit, and while almost all other severes from back then are now at least HS, this one has for some reason been downgraded!
with Lemming
Graeme Hammond 19 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S good, soloed twice, left and right exits.
good, soloed twice, left and right exits.
Blue68 26 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S Bold start, wet green and slimy when we climbed it, would have been good without the green slime but not HVD
with Ian Routledge
Bold start, wet green and slimy when we climbed it, would have been good without the green slime but not HVD
with Ian Routledge
Jake Young 25 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
Jackwd 26 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Not a HVD, but not as hard as it looks! Thrutchy and i'm a wall born climber. Good fun!
Not a HVD, but not as hard as it looks! Thrutchy and i'm a wall born climber. Good fun!
Tithe Technique 26 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Jackwd
with Jackwd
valentinesbabe 26 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Surprisingly nice climb after a trickyish start, nice opportunity for some back and footing. Gear pretty good all the way up. Took left hand exit.
with Jackwd
Surprisingly nice climb after a trickyish start, nice opportunity for some back and footing. Gear pretty good all the way up. Took left hand exit.
with Jackwd
cripper ?Mar, 2012 -
Hidden 19 Nov, 2011 Lead
nameless_rob 19 Nov, 2011 TR
with Pete
with Pete
Jimbo C 19 Nov, 2011 2nd Ha, what a thrash. Left hand exit for full thrutch value.
with Pete
Ha, what a thrash. Left hand exit for full thrutch value.
with Pete
mattwilk 23 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S Horrific! Would not want to have led this!
with Noddy
Horrific! Would not want to have led this!
with Noddy
Hidden 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
tomB 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
with Ben Lea
with Ben Lea
Hidden ?Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2011 2nd β
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
stuaart 20 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S In no sense is this HVD.
with Ron Dempster
In no sense is this HVD.
with Ron Dempster
Hidden 5 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
shaky2 5 Jul, 2011 Lead
Hidden 4 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
NinaB 30 Jun, 2011 Lead
with Kim
with Kim
Hidden 8 May, 2011 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 16 Apr, 2011 TR dnf Decided against the lead as the start looked awkward and unprotected. Set up TR and thrutched up to the capping stone and got into an awkward position. Was not sufficiently motivated to finish. A great route of its type.
with Katarzyna Bonenberg
Decided against the lead as the start looked awkward and unprotected. Set up TR and thrutched up to the capping stone and got into an awkward position. Was not sufficiently motivated to finish. A great route of its type.
with Katarzyna Bonenberg
CarlaJG ?Mar, 2011 2nd
with Daniel Speer
with Daniel Speer
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 15 Aug, 2010 2nd
with ollie, tamsin
with ollie, tamsin
ScottyD 7 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15 May, 2010 Solo rpt
Hidden 6 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Mike Soulby 22 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Rosie
with Rosie
Steve J P 18 Apr, 2010 2nd
with M
with M
Shad ?Apr, 2010 2nd
MikeDowsett ??, 2010 2nd
with TonyF
with TonyF
laurentb ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
WendyT 29 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
with James Marsh
leonjones 20 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Phil Barley
with Phil Barley
Julian Prieto 20 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
gronbech 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with C, C and E
with C, C and E
Powder Puff Girl 28 May, 2009 2nd O/S
popebenedictus 28 May, 2009 Lead O/S
manwithacam 2 May, 2009 Lead Chimney's are always good fun!
with Chris
Chimney's are always good fun!
with Chris
steveb2006 21 Mar, 2009 Solo
alun1111 15 Mar, 2009 Lead
keith leonard ??, 2009 -
mattwyles1 ??, 2009 Solo
beeson_paul 16 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S slightly dryer but all kit was wet...soggy shoes yay :D
slightly dryer but all kit was wet...soggy shoes yay :D
Hidden 26 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 Lead
tomcoomber 22 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
anansie 8 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S My first lead climb! :o)
My first lead climb! :o)
anansie 8 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S My first lead climb!
My first lead climb!
Hidden 7 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 5 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
MD 10 May, 2008 2nd
with Dean
with Dean
scottski 8 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
with A.Cooley
Hidden 16 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?Apr, 2008 Solo
matsavage 9 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
Browny 13 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 20 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2007 2nd
Hidden 17 Jun, 2007 Solo
vvanhinsbergh 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S direct finish at HS 4b, Awkward climb
with Matt Whitfield
direct finish at HS 4b, Awkward climb
with Matt Whitfield
Jim Vach 12 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?Apr, 2007 AltLd
Mtnexploits 22 Oct, 2006 2nd O/S Awful chimney
with Chris Hull
Awful chimney
with Chris Hull
MDowson 21 Oct, 2006 2nd
with jon cannon
with jon cannon
andy jennings ?Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
mreynolds 27 May, 2006 2nd O/S
Neil McA 3 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
with Stan
with Stan
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18 Feb, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Wonrek ??, 2006 -
cammi ??, 2006 2nd first outdoor second
first outdoor second
Hidden 20 Oct, 2005 2nd
JoW 31 May, 2005 2nd 'Jam yourself in a crack'
'Jam yourself in a crack'
Hidden ?May, 2005 Lead
SteveM 24 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Keith
with Keith
SteveM 24 Apr, 2005 Solo dnf Backed off from slime and munge
Backed off from slime and munge
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 6 Aug, 2004 Solo rpt
Alastair Hudson 21 Apr, 2004 Lead
with Clare Young
with Clare Young
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Mark Stevenson 16 Mar, 2003 Solo
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 9 Nov, 2002 Lead
with V. Wilson
with V. Wilson
Hidden ??, 2002 -
Roget 3 Nov, 2001 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2000 Solo
Hidden ?May, 2000 TR
Iain Thow 26 May, 1999 Lead
with Phil Goacher
with Phil Goacher
DafSWMC ?May, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1997 -
roncaves 21 Jun, 1993 Solo
Colin McKerrell ??, 1992 -
Hidden 8 Oct, 1988 Lead
Andy Say 26 Jul, 1987 Solo
steve prior ?Jul, 1986 Solo
Hidden ?Aug, 1985 Solo O/S
Rick51 21 Mar, 1984 Solo
Rob Davies 22 Jun, 1981 Solo
Howard Dixon ??, 1981 Solo
tapley 26 Jun, 1979 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
MikeDowsett ??, 1978 2nd
Nigel Bond 23 Jun, 1976 Solo
Mark Kemball 29 May, 1976 Solo
with Ian Grace
with Ian Grace
Hidden 3 Apr, 1976 Lead
uphillnow ??, 1976 Lead
mikej 26 Apr, 1970 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
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