Rockfax Description
A tough route with a hard but well-protected section. Some of the rock requires careful handling. Start as for Wheels of Fire in the easy-angled corner.
1) 4c, 14m. Move up to a ledge then traverse out right. across a slab to a wall that is followed via cracks to a tree belay below the upper corner.
2) 5c, 16m. Climb the corner making hard moves to pass the left side of the overhang. Take care with some of the rock above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The main corner is a fine line but a vicious experience at this grade, the crux being one of the worst moves in Borrowdale! Gain the half-height belay ledge from a 4c pitch up the right of the slab, or scramble in. Climb the corner above to the block roof, then determined slithering around the left end of this may lead to easier climbing and a heather top-out.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Adam Ellwood 12 May Lead O/S Not great. Some very rattly flakes
Not great. Some very rattly flakes
Scraggadoo 12 May 2nd
spidermonkey ?? - Tough e1 at the crux roof. Pretty substantial rock fall at the tree at half height. Good despite all that. Nice to be able to do a route at hell’s wall, anything else there looks way too hard.
Tough e1 at the crux roof. Pretty substantial rock fall at the tree at half height. Good despite all that. Nice to be able to do a route at hell’s wall, anything else there looks way too hard.
joeflan 28 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S feisty one
with Ben Armstrong
feisty one
with Ben Armstrong
Hidden 22 Apr, 2017 2nd
apd 1 Sep, 2015 2nd dog Fell at the overhang and had to do a little bit of cheating to get back on. Everything I hate about climbing rolled into one route haha.
Fell at the overhang and had to do a little bit of cheating to get back on. Everything I hate about climbing rolled into one route haha.
James Smith 1 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S I had a proper fight turning the block overhang on this! Hard for e1!
with gem
I had a proper fight turning the block overhang on this! Hard for e1!
with gem
Adam Lincoln 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
Hidden ?May, 2014 Lead
Hidden 2 Sep, 2013 TR O/S
petegunn 2 Sep, 2013 TR Done as a warm up! hard rounding the roof.
Done as a warm up! hard rounding the roof.
Andrew Barker 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S A tough E1 with some dubious-looking rock. Led both pitches together.
A tough E1 with some dubious-looking rock. Led both pitches together.
Si Witcher 3 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
with Sam
with Sam
Jack Loftus 26 May, 2012 Lead
with Becky
with Becky
Bali 4 Jul, 2011 - Belayed Simon up this rather challenging E1!
Belayed Simon up this rather challenging E1!
Pete Graham 5 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
barni ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Tapper
with Tapper
ccraigg22 9 Oct, 2010 AltLd dnf
with Andy Pycroft
with Andy Pycroft
harold walmsley 5 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Led P2. Seemed very hard for the grade. Perfect gear on the hard part but some dodgy blocks above. Seemed hard for 5c even with the good gear!
with Colin Struthers
Led P2. Seemed very hard for the grade. Perfect gear on the hard part but some dodgy blocks above. Seemed hard for 5c even with the good gear!
with Colin Struthers
oliverthomp 19 Feb, 2010 Lead
with Craig Naylor
with Craig Naylor
Hidden 19 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 19 Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead the first pitch.
Lead the first pitch.
craig naylor 19 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S
Tom Briggs 26 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Rachel Hassall
with Rachel Hassall
Luke Brooks 11 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Andy Waring
with Andy Waring
andy wa ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
with Luke
with Luke
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 May, 2001 -
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1996 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 1995 Lead
with Terry Holmes
with Terry Holmes
Hidden 26 Jul, 1986 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1983 AltLd
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