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14m.

Rockfax Description
A direct line but inferior to its neighbours. Climb the bold wall left of the flake to the break, continue direct up cracks to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

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chris j 27 Mar, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: The start to the break is poorly protected & fingery - surely more than HVS. Top wall up from the good nut on Chequer's is worthwhile.
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βeta: The start to the break is poorly protected & fingery - surely more than HVS. Top wall up from the good nut on Chequer's is worthwhile.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 29 Dec, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 9 Dec, 2019 -
DannyH001 2 Dec, 2019 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 2 Dec, 2019 2nd rpt
Hidden 19 Oct, 2019 2nd rpt
CharlieMack 18 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S Really nice climbing! Would be a great first E1 i reckon.
with Mark Leicester
Really nice climbing! Would be a great first E1 i reckon.
with Mark Leicester
NinaR 21 Jul, 2019 2nd rpt
with David Vincent
with David Vincent
NinaR 30 Jun, 2019 2nd O/S
with Krzysztof Czechowicz
with Krzysztof Czechowicz
Hidden 19 Jun, 2019 -
Hidden 19 Jun, 2019 -
samt 5 Jun, 2019 Lead Pokey little number at the start. Good technical moves though. Upper wall really nice, thought provoking climbing. Overall, a worthwhile route.
with Nic Kidd
Pokey little number at the start. Good technical moves though. Upper wall really nice, thought provoking climbing. Overall, a worthwhile route.
with Nic Kidd
Ian Saxton 23 May, 2019 2nd
martinbettridge06 23 May, 2019 Lead O/S
Droyd 21 May, 2019 Lead O/S Committed to the bold face and got a hand on the incredibly polished Chequers ledge, then realised I could just step off and do that instead. Possibly E1 with skipping the start, but some really good moves on the upper wall.
with Chris M
Committed to the bold face and got a hand on the incredibly polished Chequers ledge, then realised I could just step off and do that instead. Possibly E1 with skipping the start, but some really good moves on the upper wall.
with Chris M
Martin Cooper 28 Apr, 2019 2nd rpt HVS in guide but E1 more appropriate. You’re meant to do direct start. In upper section use left foot smearing in edge of crack
HVS in guide but E1 more appropriate. You’re meant to do direct start. In upper section use left foot smearing in edge of crack
jessieleong 30 Mar, 2019 2nd O/S Alex thought she'd gone up Chequer's Buttress but stayed quite high. I got to the top and had to go left to retreive a leftward cam. Fun climb - fiddly gear but they were all bomber.
with alexn
Alex thought she'd gone up Chequer's Buttress but stayed quite high. I got to the top and had to go left to retreive a leftward cam. Fun climb - fiddly gear but they were all bomber.
with alexn
Mr Wild 29 Mar, 2019 2nd rpt
with MNA123
with MNA123
Harry Padley 17 Feb, 2019 Lead O/S
Ian Carr 3 Jan, 2019 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Ian Carr 30 Nov, 2018 -
with Steve
with Steve
Ian Carr 10 Nov, 2018 -
with Sam, Steve
with Sam, Steve
mshorter 9 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Super-Afro 9 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S Rope solo ascent placing gear. Not that bold for E1, 2 more wonder.
Rope solo ascent placing gear. Not that bold for E1, 2 more wonder.
Hidden 13 May, 2018 Lead
john lynch 4 May, 2018 Lead rpt
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
The old James turnbull 2 May, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
bencole 12 Nov, 2017 2nd
Hidden 29 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
tom.wp6 29 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S Deserving of a couple of stars! The positive holds are there!
Deserving of a couple of stars! The positive holds are there!
Adam Long 14 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Gambit 30 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Better than the guidebook suggests
Better than the guidebook suggests
FelixJT 2 Oct, 2016 Lead
with john long
with john long
Hidden 3 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Outdoorista 3 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Mark Proctor, Sam F
with Mark Proctor, Sam F
andrzej kierzek 28 May, 2016 Lead O/S Definitely E1 5b. Also, very nice line, especially in upper part. I give it **
with Rachel, James
Definitely E1 5b. Also, very nice line, especially in upper part. I give it **
with Rachel, James
tomwright1509 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Feb, 2016 Lead β
Nick Wallis 13 May, 2015 2nd O/S worth E1 for the bold start and the reachy move higher up
with Tom Holdsworth
worth E1 for the bold start and the reachy move higher up
with Tom Holdsworth
Antonio Ferra ?May, 2015 2nd β
with blonde tom
with blonde tom
BushwackerBritz ??, 2015 2nd
with Chris Davis
with Chris Davis
WillDoyle 26 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
fabricio 13 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S Worthwhile interesting climbing. No extremely hard moves but would give it an E1. that is if you stick left and avoid using the ramp of Chequers Buttress.
with lee
Worthwhile interesting climbing. No extremely hard moves but would give it an E1. that is if you stick left and avoid using the ramp of Chequers Buttress.
with lee
ashtond6 19 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S E1
E1
The Reaper 12 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
stevelismore 7 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I ended up usins some of the arete-fairly sure that's not really in!
with PCC Nate
Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I ended up usins some of the arete-fairly sure that's not really in!
with PCC Nate
kermit_uk 30 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Alex 74 29 Jul, 2014 TR O/S
with Tom Baggott
with Tom Baggott
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 Lead β
Hidden 18 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2014 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2014 Lead β
planetmarshall 5 May, 2014 2nd dog
with John Haddon
with John Haddon
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 2nd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2014 Lead
Hidden 16 Mar, 2014 Lead dnf
Scott Anderson ?Mar, 2014 -
with Gav, Max
with Gav, Max
SPK06 2 Jan, 2014 2nd
with tony
with tony
Andy Peak 1 22 Dec, 2013 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
with Andrew Deckon
alias dave 18 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Ethan Thomas - Summiteer 3 Apr, 2013 Lead dog
evanofthefell ?Apr, 2013 2nd dog
pie_eater_pete 20 Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham 11 Nov, 2012 Lead
Neil McA 11 Nov, 2012 2nd rpt
victim of mathematics 26 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S Started up Chequers Buttress as that's where James had put all the gear. The start as described looks unreasonably bold (and a bit hard) for HVS. Nearly fell off the top, which is probably E1 too.
Started up Chequers Buttress as that's where James had put all the gear. The start as described looks unreasonably bold (and a bit hard) for HVS. Nearly fell off the top, which is probably E1 too.
James Oswald 26 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Kind of an onsight. Ish. Got my hands at the top of the groove then stepped right... There is a lovely technical move on the upper section
with Colin Angus
Kind of an onsight. Ish. Got my hands at the top of the groove then stepped right... There is a lovely technical move on the upper section
with Colin Angus
dannyboy83 7 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Martin Cooper 15 Jul, 2012 Lead dog Strenuous start wiped me uout for top section. At crux look for slopey fooy out left/benath the crack with the gear in
with Stan
Strenuous start wiped me uout for top section. At crux look for slopey fooy out left/benath the crack with the gear in
with Stan
Twisty 13 May, 2012 Lead O/S Lovely technical climbing, spicy start if you stick left and get off the ramp asap.
with Byron Buck
Lovely technical climbing, spicy start if you stick left and get off the ramp asap.
with Byron Buck
MoWalker3 5 May, 2012 -
with Craig
with Craig
steveb2006 22 Mar, 2012 Lead
with David Andrew
with David Andrew
Steve Waters, Mynydd 21 Mar, 2012 2nd Have done harder E2s than this. The start is tricky and very bold and a fall would probably result in hitting the dorsal of Chequers Buttress. The second 5b crux on the upper section involves a long reach and is excellent. Worthwhile route but not one that I will be rushing to lead!
with Richard Waltham
Have done harder E2s than this. The start is tricky and very bold and a fall would probably result in hitting the dorsal of Chequers Buttress. The second 5b crux on the upper section involves a long reach and is excellent. Worthwhile route but not one that I will be rushing to lead!
with Richard Waltham
Brown 26 Feb, 2012 Lead
with Lilifa
with Lilifa
gingerwolf 2 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S
tonanf ?Nov, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
gavjwp 20 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Very good climbing.
with Tommy81
Very good climbing.
with Tommy81
vanderz 7 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Penny Longstaff
with Penny Longstaff
Hidden 24 Jun, 2011 TR
clairejane ?Jun, 2011 Lead O/S wicked
with Miss Prosser
wicked
with Miss Prosser
Hidden 19 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 May, 2011 2nd
tuftynick 6 Apr, 2011 2nd
with ben winston, Rich Cross - Alpine Guides
with ben winston, Rich Cross - Alpine Guides
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 6 Apr, 2011 Lead
Pete Polish 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ursula
with Ursula
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 2nd rpt
JulesV 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S bold for hvs!
with Shauna Cunningham
bold for hvs!
with Shauna Cunningham
Keendan 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Got pretty scared on the start, so placed a cam mega fast and the rest was ok. Belayer confirmed the ground fall potential after the first section. Definitely E1
Got pretty scared on the start, so placed a cam mega fast and the rest was ok. Belayer confirmed the ground fall potential after the first section. Definitely E1
Danstephens 19 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with Keendan
with Keendan
Hidden 25 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
pastep 23 Jan, 2011 Lead Got to be E1 the crux is desperate with gear placed low & will swing you into the ramp.
Got to be E1 the crux is desperate with gear placed low & will swing you into the ramp.
PaulHermes 23 Jan, 2011 2nd Not sure how many people do the proper start up to the left of the flake!!. I was seconding so went for it! Its bloody hard for HVS, defo E1 especially the start which is unprotected
with Paul VCCC
Not sure how many people do the proper start up to the left of the flake!!. I was seconding so went for it! Its bloody hard for HVS, defo E1 especially the start which is unprotected
with Paul VCCC
Somerset swede basher 14 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
with Nick Payne
with Nick Payne
will9911 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 29 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27 Oct, 2010 2nd
with Tom Bridgeland
with Tom Bridgeland
3 Names 2 Oct, 2010 2nd
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 Lead dog
kingholmesy ??, 2010 2nd O/S
with Andy S
with Andy S
metal arms 5 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
mrtom 11 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Mark Lim
with Mark Lim
chris sm 31 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 31 Aug, 2009 2nd
mrtom ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
steveb2006 20 Aug, 2008 Lead Good over looked route
Good over looked route
adam carless 17 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S Seems pretty hard for HVS - definitely a grade harder than Chequers Buttress.
Seems pretty hard for HVS - definitely a grade harder than Chequers Buttress.
Hidden 17 Aug, 2008 Lead
PanzerHanzler 12 Apr, 2008 2nd dog One rest whilst working out the b****y crux
with Lafi Fides
One rest whilst working out the b****y crux
with Lafi Fides
russonly 17 Feb, 2008 Lead
with Tigger
with Tigger
Dan 85 11 Nov, 2007 2nd O/S
with John
with John
v.jester ?Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with alex
with alex
Mark Stevenson 17 Dec, 2006 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 17 Dec, 2006 2nd
with Mark Stevenson
with Mark Stevenson
Phill Mitch ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Dec, 2005 2nd rpt
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Hidden 22 Apr, 2002 2nd
cem 19 Apr, 2002 Lead O/S
with James Gregory
with James Gregory
reg_measures 12 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
with steve burdett
with steve burdett
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 12 Dec, 1997 Lead
with Martin Veale
with Martin Veale
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead
Hammy 25 May, 1994 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
Roget 22 Jan, 1994 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
with Jonathan T
whispering nic 13 Nov, 1992 Solo O/S
with slow hand nick
with slow hand nick
NickJH ??, 1992 Lead O/S
with JWood
with JWood
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead
Neil R 28 Apr, 1991 Lead
with Ed
with Ed
ajtay ??, 1989 -
with Various
with Various
Martin Bennett 22 Oct, 1988 -
with Mark Harding, MT
with Mark Harding, MT
Billg 14 Mar, 1987 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
with Dave Gregory
David Slater 12 Oct, 1986 Lead
with Leicester Uni MC
with Leicester Uni MC
Neil McA 19 Apr, 1986 Lead O/S
with Tom Lewis
with Tom Lewis
julesmckim ??, 1985 Lead
with paul jenkinson, Guy Howard
with paul jenkinson, Guy Howard
UKB Shark ?Dec, 1984 2nd O/S
with Stu Campbell
with Stu Campbell
Rob Seymour 24 Apr, 1984 2nd
with Stu Mackay
with Stu Mackay
uphillnow ?Oct, 1983 2nd
with Mark (sam)
with Mark (sam)
Nic Robinson ??, 1980 -
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