Rockfax Description
The pocketed left-hand edge of the right-hand slab is a grade harder for the technically inept. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Drummond early 1970s 1972

Ticklists: Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Hidden 12/Nov/17 Sent β
PanzerHanzler 08/Oct/17 TR dog
with Paul H
Green_t 07/Jun/17 Solo dnf

fingertips were brushing the top when my foot slipped, annoying and painful fall with no pads :/ another inch of height was definitely needed

Bristol_Quornstar 07/Jun/17 Solo O/S

No pads. Spotting Tab's fall looked well 'ard

scarmichael 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S
with AllieM, Maxx
a13x 30/Apr/17 Solo rpt
with Michael Mason, Jordan Phethean, Catherine Peake, Jessie Harris, Matthew Keeves
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Solo dnf
bigdrew 05/Nov/16 Sent
with Joe Bawden
Robin Nichols 03/Nov/16 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Teappleby 21/Sep/16 Solo
Dan Vaj 26/Jun/16 TR RP

Wow..... Only just

Flavio 15/May/16 Solo O/S

No pads but the heather bush is of a decent size. E2 5c

Hidden 03/Apr/16 Sent
soph 03/Apr/16 Solo

I found gaining the top a bit hard and scary- spent some time stood there - an inch more reach would have helped enormously! (5'2")

with Drew Mulcahy, Mikey Goldthorp, Michaela Tracy, Tim Hill
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Ram MkiV 15/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2016 -
chrisdjackson 08/Aug/15 TR dnf

Fun sussing out the sequence to the break but just couldn't lift off that slope. Gonna try again in winter

with Teague
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Sent O/S
Nick1812P 25/May/15 Sent rpt
Jake Young 25/May/15 Sent rpt

still seems quite high for a 5+ boulder problem.

with Nick
amccann 17/May/15 Solo rpt
Jake Young 17/May/15 Solo O/S
with Alex M
PeteWilson 01/May/15 Solo O/S

er... what? not 5+ , not a boulder problem

with John P, Dave
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/15 Solo RP

Even with pads this still felt like a solo, not really a boulder problem

with Phil Baxter, Alex Twist
MYox 14/Apr/15 Solo O/S

First 'E2', no pads.

Hidden 14/Apr/15 TR O/S
Neal Jobling 14/Apr/15 TR dog
DeanD ??/2015 TR
Oddjob 11/Oct/14 Sent x
with Tom
MSchobitz 05/Oct/14 Sent x

2nd go, pretty tricky top out with a lot of very high legs involved.

with USMC
eel 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Alun
Matt Groom 05/Oct/14 Solo
charvey 05/Oct/14 Sent β

I spotted someone on ti then had a go myself,it's a great route and I found it pretty thrilling

with Ali
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Sent
Bernie L 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S
with Bastian B?hler
dom94 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Calum Wadsworth 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S

Very pleasant bit of slabery, nice and safe with a couple of pads.

with micki, Uni Lot
Teappleby 05/Oct/14 Solo G/U
amccann 05/Oct/14 Solo RP
Matt Harmon 05/Oct/14 Sent dnf

tried a couple of times- got as far as the rockover into the break but couldn't quite do it- running curbar commotion fell race this morning probably didn't help!

mattx1123 ?/Oct/14 TR O/S
Ewano 24/Aug/14 Sent O/S

Never seen E3 or 6a in it's life. Done above one pad.

Coel Hellier 03/Aug/14 Sent
widdlestickmcpoos 03/Aug/14 Solo β
pete1993 16/Jul/14 Solo β

soloed with a rope on for katie to second, ace moves between the pockets with a nervy finish, just need to trust your feet really!

with Katie
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
alooker 21/May/14 Sent
with Ed
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo dnf
jogh 05/May/14 Solo O/S
with Dave C, Steve
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo dnf
WillDoyle 29/Mar/14 Solo
Gambit 13/Mar/14 TR RP

After years (20+) of looking at this ground up finally decided to top rope first, still feels very hard. The Solo would be interesting!

with Alone
alp79 08/Dec/13 TR
with Sam Fletcher
ashtond6 07/Dec/13 Solo RP

Felt hard and scary to commit first time, amazing climbing really. Beautiful set of holds

Matt Cooke 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Andrew Cooke
mark4344 29/Sep/13 TR
Hidden 20/Sep/13 Solo β
Fragmod 20/Sep/13 Solo

with pads

Hidden 20/Sep/13 Solo RP
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 TR dnf
henry peter jenkins 24/Apr/13 Sent β

it was very windy which made it a bit scarier. think iv done this before..

with cedrick, dale clover
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 Sent rpt
with Jamie
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Solo β
Chris_barr 03/Nov/12 Solo
with Guy, Jon
J.Wells 03/Nov/12 Sent β
with Guy Van Greuning, Chris Barr
Wood for Trees 03/Nov/12 Sent rpt

top move felt scarier than last time switching to undercuts

with Oli the kid, Billy the kid, Jon and Barr
LJC 27/Oct/12 Solo
Stone_donkey 17/Jun/12 TR dog
eburki1 05/Jun/12 2nd dog
a13x 06/May/12 Solo RP
masonwoods101 26/Feb/12 Sent rpt

retro flash

Hidden 25/Feb/12 Sent O/S
MNA123 08/Jan/12 Sent x

Really liked this, fell off the crux a few times a cpl of years back, Got it 3rd go this time.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Olli-C 27/Nov/11 Sent dnf

Joel pointed me at this and said it was kayak......3 Pads got to the break twice but couldn't commit to getting my left foot up quite glad i didn't to be honest.

with lizzie, joel
ellis 30/Oct/11 Sent
chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR dnf
charley 15/Oct/11 TR RP

Got it second go - felt tough for 5c but then I am technically inept...

Andy Fielding 11/Sep/11 TR
disturbed_one51 03/Sep/11 Solo
Jack00 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S
stephenhartley 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt
tom.ireson 10/Jul/11 Sent
henry peter jenkins 10/Jul/11 Sent O/S
al123 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S

nice moves at the top

with alex
masonwoods101 14/Jun/11 Solo β

didnt think it was 6a. had to brush the top with my hands before topping out

JRae 30/May/11 Solo

Damp. Interesting top out.

gcarmichael 26/Apr/11 Sent β
with Adam Jennings, Nathan Lee
aretherenoneleft 26/Apr/11 Solo β
Mr Sparkle 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb problem, with a difficult rock over finish. Good as a highball, but enlist the help of a spotter or two. The top is still sandy.

with Slim
Joe Grondowski 02/Apr/11 Solo
with Ian Turton, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Lewis Andrew ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Ethan 19/Mar/11 Solo


with Don Walker
Chalky Cat 17/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S

So glad to have lead this, superb move at the top with a downward palm and undercut to a sloping top. Scary top out. No mat used of course!

with cat
highlux 11/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Nice climbing.

with Martin Veale
PeteH 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Tried this four times previously on my own, each time backed off from the crux! Today perfect conditions, two pads and a spotter and it felt totally fine. No harder than 5c, if that.

with Mark Watson, Alex, Chris Fox
Hidden 21/Jan/11 Solo
henryjepson ??/2011 -
harvie 14/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Chi Cheng 07/Nov/10 Solo RP
Diggler 06/Nov/10 Solo rpt

2nd go

with Calder
mark20 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Thought the break would take gear, it did briefly

bigdrew 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Mark R
joese7en 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S

2 pads still felt a little scary at the top

robin_hackney 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Argh! Just realised this is E3! Steady really. Feels high at the top though!

Don Jebus 24/Oct/10 Sent x

Ground up, 1 pad. Fell off the top.

Dave Foster 24/Oct/10 Solo

Felt necky but not sure about E3!

Hidden 17/Oct/10 Sent x
pipof747 04/Oct/10 Solo O/S
FlorianCastagne 26/Sep/10 Solo β
nathanlee 26/Sep/10 Solo β
with Adam Gill
Bill Lawrence 28/Jul/10 Solo O/S

absolutely class moves! loved the move from the undercut to the top

with Bradley Cowley, oaksi2
James Oakes 28/Jul/10 Sent x

2nd go

Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 TR O/S
Mike Goldthorp 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Really cool! Break was much slopier than expected. Cool moves between pockets and then a cool last move to the top undercutting the break.

Hidden 15/Jul/10 TR dog
jacobjacob 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
bfreeman 15/May/10 Solo β
with Dave Westlake
Hidden 18/Apr/10 TR
thomasadixon 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Good route/problem but never E3 or 6a...

burto 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Fergus Cuthill 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Harry Holmes 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Fergus Cuthill, Ian Burton, Lyndsey Mackay
Nick Taylor 13/Apr/10 Solo β
with Ben Wills
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Sent O/S
alexrafferty1986 31/Jan/10 Solo β


with Ian Sutcliffe
elCapitano 31/Jan/10 Solo dnf

Got as far as the break with a rope on, bottled it and down climbed. Lost the harness and felt much better on the solo, gaining the break, then the undercut and high right foot pocket. Fully extended and not wanting to jump for the slopers, down-climbed again, with a bit of a jump/fall. Went up again, couldn't get a hold at the top, again, and sacked it off to move onto kayak...

Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Wood for Trees ??/2010 Sent
with Al Mason
scott gibson ??/2010 -
sparkass 24/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead β
Cake 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I knew I could do the move, but I put a side runner on it anyway. Shame on me

with Matt
Dave Warburton 11/Aug/09 Solo O/S

Scorchingly hot, disgusting. Retreated to Stoney.

with Dan Lane, Franco Cookson
Andy Clarke 14/Jun/09 Sent

Done above a mat, though it looks a long way below from the crux rockover at the top. Luckily my spotter is 6'4"! Felt like 5c, not 6a.

with Rob
Mick r 26/Apr/09 TR O/S

great moves

with Martin and Andy
Dan 85 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Rich
w.pettet-smith 15/Mar/09 -

funky foot to hand move at the top.loads of fun.

with claire jane carter
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Solo dnf
hamish2016 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Untied from rope half way up when realised there was no gear!

with Luke Lindsay
Mr Wild 16/Nov/08 Sent x
Daniel Wicks 18/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Gareth and John
Jim Walton 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with John
lowersharpnose 16/Oct/08 Lead β

Used a mat and a rope.

with Jim Walton, postmanpat
felixthelion 27/Sep/08 Solo
lukea 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with felix
jonnyboy 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

repeat acsent

with Jody Newman
tomB 13/Sep/08 Solo β
jscoles 13/Sep/08 Solo β
with Tom Baker
tommytuffa 10/Sep/08 Solo RP

with pads

Brown 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
mshorter 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
maybe_si 27/May/08 Solo RP
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Solo
Wil Treasure 13/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
John Sergeant ??/2008 Lead
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead β
liamoloughlin ?/Aug/07 Solo

E2 5c

dan gibson 22/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with AJ
Hidden 20/Apr/07 TR O/S
v.jester ?/Mar/07 Solo β
adam carless 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S

with a mat, topping out is the scariest bit

Hidden 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
waltersp 05/Nov/06 Solo β
Ed Booth 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo β
tumbling wizard 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Sep/06 Solo
with Chris T
Ram MkiV 05/Aug/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Mason
Alex Mason 18/Jun/06 Solo O/S

after fearing this for a long time, finally hit it and not too bad, slopey but it all works. felt like easy 5c climbing.

with kieth poskitt et al
loonyclimber 18/Jun/06 Solo O/S

felt good to get this - was having a head f*ck day climbing like a lemon.

Mike_Hayes 01/Jun/06 Solo
reg_measures 18/Feb/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/06 Sent x
Si dH 21/Jan/06 TR dog

Had a go solo (with mats) but didnt want to commit to the crux. Neither did Alan so we set a top-rope up (my first ever!), I took one fall and got it second go.

with Alan Dickinson
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Benjones45_99 ??/2006 TR RP
with Rob Adie
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
bronsonite 19/Nov/05 Solo O/S
nathanmanc ?/Nov/05 Solo β
dan_o_b ??/2005 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
jonnyboy ??/2005 Solo RP
Coel Hellier ??/2005 Lead
Dave Bond 04/Dec/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Solo O/S
duncan 13/Nov/04 Solo β

More mattresses than John Lewis. V2?

Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead RP
ali_robb ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Daniel Armitage 23/May/04 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/04 Solo O/S
malc 06/Mar/04 TR
with Paul S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Sep/03 Sent x
Jus ?/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Solo
tuftynick ??/2003 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead RP
Strong Steve 04/May/00 Solo
John Southworth 30/Apr/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
fellgazelle ??/2000 Lead rpt

top roped it in early 1990s

with Alan Haigh
tlr ??/2000 Solo
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/2000 -
Ropeboy 13/Jun/99 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/98 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/98 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/98 TR
Obi-Wan is lost... 21/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
craig d ??/1997 -
crater 31/Aug/96 TR
Hidden 12/Jul/95 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1995 -
with Brian Hall
Hidden 20/Jun/94 Solo
Chris Reid 14/May/94 Lead O/S
Tony Little 15/Aug/92 Solo O/S
with Merk
Hidden 04/Apr/92 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/92 TR O/S
Roget 04/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 30/Jun/91 TR
whispering nic 20/Apr/91 Lead
with Ali W
Hidden 13/Apr/91 TR
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/90 Solo
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/90 Solo
with Dad
malc 02/Sep/90 TR O/S
craig h 18/Mar/90 Solo O/S
TonyF 17/Apr/89 Solo
wynaptomos ?/Nov/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 18/Jun/88 Solo β
Andy Say 20/May/88 Solo
phardman 06/Feb/88 Solo O/S
Rob Seymour 06/Sep/85 Solo O/S
sadams 20/May/85 Solo
Mike Owen 25/Nov/84 Solo O/S
with Steve Foxley, Eric Rooseberry
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/84 Solo
with Kim Greenald
Mark Kemball 06/Dec/83 TR
Mark Kemball 30/May/81 Solo
duncan ??/1981 Solo O/S

Date approximate

Hidden 22/Sep/79 TR
andy gittins ??/1972 -
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