Rockfax Description
The crack has an awkward slippery start but eases rapidly. © Rockfax

mutombi 29/Jul 2nd
with vanessa
Hidden 29/Jul Lead O/S
Phil_Brock 18/Jun Lead G/U

Tried this briefly the day before but realised it was going to take too long to suss out the first moves so did a different climb instead (gallop time pressures). Returned to do it the next day. Start is very awkward, ended up laybacking the edge of the crack - assume this is what everyone else does as the wall opposite is polished as ****. Said polish makes getting up into the wider crack above quite tenuous but there is a good sling around a chockstone to protect you. Once in the wider crack it's secure offwidth climbing to the top. Grade wise not really sure... can't tell whether I did it wrong or it was just hard. Hardest moves are just off the ground but you're still around 3m up when you start getting into the wider crack which is probably where you're most likely to fall off. Felt tougher than a good few HS's I've done!

cjb1992 17/Jun 2nd
with Evelyne
Hidden 02/Apr Solo O/S
w-watson 28/May/16 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd O/S
markK6 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Simon
Andy Morley 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Luke Green
caroline256 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Tom B
birthers 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S


Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
whitehouse_rhys 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead β
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 08/Sep/13 2nd
with David Alcock, Ben Moss
davidalcock 08/Sep/13 2nd
oodie72 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Ian MK 31/Aug/13 Solo
with oodie72
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
jamie ward 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Robbie
cragtyke 16/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
TimG 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with David Humphies
DavidPC 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Callum
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
dannyboy83 21/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Ed Throp 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
McKEuan 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Goose4 04/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 16/May/12 Solo O/S
danoflynn 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
mountaingoatgirl 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S

The Nine Edges

SuperstarDJ 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S

The second runner is a way up the route and so decking out from a fall is a possibility. The start is very polished too. The lowest graded route of the day, but the scariest. The last moves are ok as you finally get a jug!

with Katarzyna Bonenberg
Hidden 18/May/11 Solo O/S
dpiddock 19/Mar/11 2nd dnf
with Ewan
Jack Whiteley 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

At least a S due to the horrific start

with SMB
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Mr. K 27/Jun/10 Solo O/S
colin milton 30/May/10 Solo
kfowler141 26/Apr/10 Lead
Andrew Sandercock 04/Mar/10 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/2010 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Kelly D 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A total horror.

with Kiri
popebenedictus 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
howlingbaboon 29/May/09 2nd O/S
Justin Tracey 27/Mar/09 Solo
highfivekrissy ?/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Solo dnf
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Jeronimo 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

did the lapwing variation (goes up the right face), making it a Severe 4a. Nice route.

with Kyle
Chazz 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
mattwyles1 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
edd rab 17/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Profile Removed 22 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with H
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Solo O/S
RM199 ??/2007 -
pottsworth 02/Dec/06 Lead

Awkward moves to start, not great climbing. Protection seems like a waste of time, as all the hard moves have been surpassed. Awkward and slightly exposed for VD

with Jane
jdgaventa ?/Nov/06 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd
Somerset swede basher 18/Feb/06 Solo O/S
AsleepOnBelay 14/Aug/05 TR O/S

Stupid first attempt at a lead... not exactly brimming with protection! easy once confidence inspired by the TR.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 14/Aug/05 2nd
Nicos 14/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 16/May/04 Lead
Rampikino 15/May/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
CGlennie 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
loose85 15/Aug/03 Lead dnf
loonyclimber ?/Jul/03 2nd
Howard J 03/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with John Turner
DerwentDiluted 15/May/03 Lead
with Tim Stain
Mark Stevenson 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Roget 03/Jun/01 Solo O/S
Laramadness 14/Jun/94 Sent O/S
roncaves 16/Jul/92 Solo
with Kevin Morgan
howhard 19/May/91 2nd O/S
with David Howard, Tony Howard
Hidden ?/Jun/89 Solo
Iain Thow 06/May/88 Solo
bleddynmawr ?/Oct/87 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/86 Lead
Chris Ellis 29/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/84 Solo
Rob Davies 29/Aug/83 Solo
mark-abz 28/Mar/82 Solo
beaumap ?/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/80 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/80 Solo
tapley 22/Sep/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Andy Say 04/Aug/79 Solo
David Carpenter ??/1979 Lead O/S
with A Stevenson
Andy Fielding ??/1979 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Nigel Bond 18/Feb/77 Solo
RichardMc 12/Aug/75 Lead
with Betty Seifert
mikej 14/Apr/70 Solo
with Martin Wragg
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