Rockfax Description
Climb the slab starting on the right then generally stay just right of North Climb. Can be made much harder if the easiest options are ignored. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Hulley 1990

Hidden 04/Dec/17 -
Hidden 22/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/17 -
r8ck_chick 26/Aug/17 TR dog
Deary65 08/Jul/17 TR O/S


with Jade B
TonyF 18/Jun/17 -
Hidden 07/Jun/17 -
Hidden 14/Mar/17 -
sting 12/Mar/17 TR
mshorter 24/Jan/17 Solo O/S
with tom
crag 22/Jul/16 TR dnf

slight detour at top

with RR
MJLangley 30/May/16 2nd
scarmichael 30/May/16 Lead O/S

blinkers on and go!

RKirke 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Stroppy 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Very scary, tried to use a tricam in one of the pockets but Rog just pulled it straight out so probably wasn't worth much, may have used a questionable hold in my desperate attempt to top out, but not really sure, tunnel vision had set in

Nick_Merriman 04/May/15 TR O/S

Went up this thinking 'this seems alright' then looked around to see where gear was - like 5m below be and 4m off the ground...

with James Martin
Fraser hill-casey 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 18/Aug/14 TR

Didn't find a 5b move on this - 'pends how eliminaty you want to be?

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
WillDoyle 30/Mar/14 Solo
joem 22/Feb/14 TR
with MATTR
Matt88 22/Feb/14 TR
with Joe M
dannyboy83 26/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 TR
Hidden 17/Feb/13 TR O/S
gobey ?/Jan/13 TR O/S

You have to pretend there are holds and hope for the best, dont grab the side!

with daniel, mick, Paul
Knot-Paul ?/Jan/13 TR dog
with Bob, Mick
rlsilver 20/Oct/12 TR
jshields 19/Aug/12 Lead
MikeDowsett 19/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/12 TR dog
Maddi O'Brien 13/May/12 TR
with RUMC
harold walmsley 08/May/12 2nd O/S
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 06/May/12 Solo dnf
Steve Swanborough 15/Apr/12 TR dog
with Rick Clapham
Andy Clarke 31/Mar/12 Lead β

Better climbing than the description suggests: exciting smearing up the narrow slab at the top, if you keep your blinkers on. Done with a monster cam in the crack: probably E1, but still felt bold!

with Ralph
Hidden 27/Mar/12 TR
KippStudley 27/Mar/12 Solo O/S

(Top-roped first) Intended to lead it, but sparse protection, I though I might as well not even bother.

Boy 25/Mar/12 Solo
t_hume 21/Mar/12 TR
mattshort 18/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/12 Lead
djelkin1992 13/Mar/12 TR O/S
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2012 Lead O/S

A solo, with a handy cam to stop your broken body rolling down the hill.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Solo dnf
tdan0504 16/Oct/11 -
with Steve Gaylor, Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
Stevepg 16/Oct/11 TR
with Bat, Bart, Tim
Mark Dennison 06/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Dawn
Robin S 18/May/11 TR O/S

Missed the start moves, was climbing well - could have led it I reckon. Jon belyed me up.

Dale ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

We used a 6 friend in the crack of north climb recon in lowers the grade to E1 hard 5b as I didn't go up the middle between sunstet slab thought I was to close to the arrete if u miss on big triagle foothold out on the arrete feels just about 5b. Andy and rob went up the middle on top rope and reconed it was hard 5b mayb 5c but it was the their first route of the day. Will b back to do it propperly with number 6

with Andy
malc 26/Mar/11 TR O/S

Missed the start moves

with Paul S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo dnf
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 16/Oct/10 TR O/S

With shunt.

TM_Horton 13/Oct/10 TR O/S

precarious start (better for tall) hardly much gear might leave the lead for a while :)

with collin
Rob Laird 30/Jun/10 2nd O/S
gavster2405 30/Jun/10 -
ipegg 30/Jun/10 -
with Tony Walentowicz, Rob Laird, Gavin Philips
DeanD 19/Jun/10 TR
ffdalton 19/Jun/10 TR
with Dean Dalton
davross1986 19/Jun/10 TR O/S

nice classic slab climb. very enjoyable and technical. good friction on slab to make the moves. I wouldn't want to climb it in about 10-20 years when its polished as ****

with Ted Dalton, Dean Dalton
bennevis 03/Jun/10 TR
with Jon
stuartberg 02/Jun/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo O/S
rod757 ?/May/10 -
Jennyvs 04/Apr/10 TR O/S
DeanD ??/2010 -
intotheoutside 21/Oct/09 TR β
Hidden 21/Oct/09 TR
alimckay ?/Oct/09 TR O/S
with ufton, jay
Somerset swede basher 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
belay bunny turned bad 04/Jul/09 TR
with loundsy
quiffhanger 15/Jun/09 Solo
mic_b 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
DeanD ?/Jun/09 TR
davross1986 ?/Jun/09 TR O/S
Bill Lawrence 12/Apr/09 TR O/S
with andy lawrence
Hidden 03/Apr/09 TR
Daniel Wicks 25/Mar/09 Solo rpt
with Siddle
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd dog
Franco Cookson OLD 30/May/08 Solo O/S
with Mike Hunt
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/08 TR dog

One slip - thank heavens for the TR!

with Lafi Fides
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S

Side runners in North Climb placed on lead.

with SteveOc
john lynch 17/Nov/07 TR
with Bo Robertson
Joe Dove 28/Jul/07 2nd
with kev
Phil1967 03/May/07 TR O/S
with Ed
v.jester ?/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 -
natzim 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
with Dan
Hidden ??/2007 -
kitkat78 04/Nov/06 2nd
with Nick McK
gjw5670 02/Nov/06 -
with shaz
SGD 21/Oct/06 2nd
with Tom Relf
thrutch 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S

I think this is a brilliant eliminate. You can almost just smear up it and its a good test of resolve. I was a bit shakey when I got to the top.

with helen
Col Allott 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/06 TR O/S
UndercoverElephant ?/May/06 Lead O/S

Good to do whilst you're here. Resist the dark side and keep that gear out of the adjacent crack.

with S
Pythonist 01/Apr/06 TR O/S

I've been up to the top pockets before soloing and never convinced myself to try to finish it. Damn glad of that fact now... The final moves felt tenuous on a TR - not going near it for a while soloing!

with Chris Jennions
Andrew Barker ?/Dec/05 Solo O/S

Bit of a silly eliminate seeing as you can reach a big flatty on the left-side of the slab near the top. For the grade I don't think this easily-reachable hold is in.

Chris the Tall 14/May/05 Lead RP

Led with side-runner (E1). TR a few weeks earlier

with Alice Chaplin
brownie mike ??/2005 -
kato'sdad 23/May/04 TR
RobSimmo 23/May/04 TR
thetourist 13/Apr/03 TR
Hidden 18/Sep/02 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 TR
with Dan
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Len Cole
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead
with Clare
cragspud ??/1999 2nd O/S
timreynolds 24/May/98 TR
Charles Arthur 31/Oct/95 Solo O/S

On my solo week. Felt more like 5a at the time.

Tim Bateman 11/Jun/95 2nd
Andy Say 06/Nov/94 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/93 TR
Hidden 19/Apr/92 Lead
goi.ashmore 08/Mar/92 Lead β
with Rich Lawrence
Jon Read ?/Mar/92 Solo O/S
with Louise B.
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