Rockfax Description
Classic grit E2. Scuttle up the thin leaning crack by a tottering layback, especially where the side-wall disappears. Easier for the short-legged but always manages to feel a desperate struggle. © Rockfax

FA. Hugh Banner 1958

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Hidden 04/Sep/16 2nd dnf
Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
JenShelley 09/Aug/16 2nd dog
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 09/Aug/16 Lead rpt

on pre placed gear

Gympaul 31/Jul/16 2nd
Mike_Hayes 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Mike Lea
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead G/U
benkelsey 24/May/16 2nd O/S

Good lead, moves aren't that hard if you keep moving. Very glad I didn't lead it.

FlavioL1989 15/May/16 Lead O/S
w-watson 15/May/16 2nd
James Oswald 26/Apr/16 Lead RP

After falling off it a couple of years ago. Hard when the sidewall runs out!

adi bryant 09/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Flailed and failed on the last move which led to an inverted flight which led to a witness giving up on leading before she'd even started.

with Sam
sdavies141 ?/Apr/16 TR
ferdia 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andy Moles 25/Mar/16 2nd
with Ferdia
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Feb/16 TR rpt
Andy Peak 1 29/Dec/15 Lead rpt
with Palmer
Palmer 29/Dec/15 2nd
Palmer 29/Dec/15 2nd
Gus 01/Nov/15 2nd
with Harold
Proddler ?/Nov/15 Lead G/U
tim newton 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt
bigdrew 10/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Good to do this again after flailing last time.

Andy Peak 1 03/Oct/15 2nd

Failed on lead, second of shame

Dale Comley 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
John Higgs 08/Sep/15 Lead dnf
Andrew171 02/Sep/15 TR O/S
MarcinGobczynski ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
morganator 17/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Another good fight!

with James Hall
eel 26/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Al
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd dog
bigdrew 19/Apr/15 Lead dog

Blaming already tired arms, and the sun.. Felt easy after a quick rest.. should have just got on with it :(

with Dunc Frish, Ian Milward
dannyboy83 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Banksy
marcduhig 02/Jan/15 Lead dog

Rested Once

Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead G/U
deacondeacon 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
soph 09/Sep/14 Lead rpt
drysori 09/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/14 2nd dog
WB 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

barn door...

with Guy
ashtond6 27/Jul/14 2nd

Dog dog dog damn shoulder! Hard!

Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 28/Jun/14 Lead dog

Pretty desperate.

with Mark
Thinker01 28/Jun/14 2nd dog

Hard work!

nai 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Shaw
Nick1812P 05/Jun/14 Lead dog
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
elCapitano 06/May/14 -
with Jonny
LJC 24/Mar/14 Lead dog

Hard work.

with George
MichaelGallimore 23/Mar/14 Lead dog

Fell off at crux, pumped. Finished route after resting. Will return to get clean.

with Jared Kitchen
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
w.pettet-smith ??/2014 -
disturbed_one51 23/Nov/13 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 23/Nov/13 Lead

Felt well hard and I made a right meal out of it. Fun to try though and good to get up it eventually.

Si dH 20/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Fell off with my hands on the top. So pumped. Bit greasy up most of the crack due to earlier rain holding on in the lichen I think.

with Tom Lambert
farkas.time 06/Oct/13 TR O/S

full layback. nice, but hard to place gear i imagine

with Mo Muschick, Aaron Comeault
masa-alpin 29/Sep/13 Lead dog

With one fall...

with Charline H
Simon Davis 27/Aug/13 Lead
with Tim P
will9911 ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Olli-C 30/Apr/13 2nd dog

Not as bad as I expected, cool route.

Rachel Slater 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Description said nails but I found it pretty easy. Probably because I'm short and love high feet.

Chi Cheng 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 20/Apr/13 2nd dog

Slipped off the bloody thing whilst fiddling cams out.

Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead dnf
soph 20/Oct/12 2nd
with John McCune
James Oswald 03/Oct/12 Lead dnf

A poor attempt. Need to either climb more quickly or get more out of the jams lower down. I'll be back.

with deacon
MartinWilliams87 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf
JRae 02/Sep/12 Lead
chrism225 02/Sep/12 2nd dog
with jonny
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead dnf
elCapitano 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S


with Courty
M_W_Court 21/Jul/12 Lead
with Dave Luke, ian sutcliffe
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd β
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
manwithacam 09/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Tough, thought it looked ok, felt confident on bottom section, but then declined very rapidly towards crux.

with Alan
switch 21/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Matt Cooke 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Rosh
Hannes B 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Duncan Campbell 01/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Hard. Steep on thin jams even for me, fell trying to get into the layback from the rest in L'horla. Will be back when i'm more of a grit Jedi.

with Josh Marshall, Dave Morse
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
barrowclough 05/Jan/12 2nd dog
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
henry peter jenkins ?/Nov/11 Lead RP

fell a few times on my first attempt then stripped it and did it clean five minutes later after some of Pauls famous lentils..

with paul jones
Hidden 30/Oct/11 2nd dog
Andy Peak 1 30/Oct/11 Lead

Best lead to date very pleased

with mark longrige
Misha 30/Oct/11 Lead dog

Tried to avoid laybacking by jamming and bridging but that proved desperate so took a small fall. Started laybacking at the earliest opportunity on the second go and it turned out to be ok - not easy but was able to take a hand off to shake out several times. Annoying that I got it wrong first go! Last gear was a cam about a foot below the in situ cam (didn't clip that), so a bit of a run out to the top. Could have placed more but didn't have any cams 0.75 or 1 left! On the way up Ed had an Elbow album playing in the car and there was a song with the line 'you made a beautiful hole in my heart'. How appropriate... This was the third day and the second time out climbing after coming back from Budapest with Holly and driving back home alone... :-(

with Piers, Ed
eduardo 30/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Misha
bigdrew 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mark R
sishaw 20/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Proper hard, one fall then topped rope. Great hard climbing

with paul
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Jim Slater 23/Aug/11 2nd dog
with Trevor Wilson
Matt Cooke 20/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead dog
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd dog
geddicakes 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Easy when you know how (dogged lead earlier in the night) crushed it easily the 2nd time. (abseiled for gear between attempts) Amazing climbing and line, well worth 3 stars

Gazleah ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with henry jenkins
Fran S8 09/Apr/11 Lead β
Dave Turnbull, BMC 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Neil Foster
PeteH 08/Mar/11 Lead RP

Good to get this clean after careless mistake last time. Still felt tough - just have to keep going...

with Mark Watson, Alex, Chris Fox
chris fox 08/Mar/11 2nd β
bigie bob 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead dnf
joese7en 16/Nov/10 Lead dog

one fall at the very start, poor foot work, good at the top

James Oakes 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper, Brad Cowley
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

foot slipped and i thought it was over, recovered and blasted my way to the top..hooray for me

DaveFidler 30/Sep/10 Lead RP

Second go. Anna came to the crag.

with Dad
TonyF 30/Sep/10 2nd
with David
Pown 22/Sep/10 2nd rpt
PeteH 21/Sep/10 Lead dog

Tried to jam it like an idiot. No idea why. Had to rest on gear, then did it okay once I actually laybacked it. Still hard though!

mikeski 21/Sep/10 2nd
with PeteH
Dave Musgrove Jnr 12/Sep/10 Lead
with Richard Heap
Peakpdr 09/Sep/10 2nd dnf
with P. Mitchell
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
highlux ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Nice laybacking. Over all too quickly though!

drcorbasisgod 08/Aug/10 Lead dog

2 rests

Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Dogmusher 08/Aug/10 2nd dog
with chris parson
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 TR RP
JDDD 11/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/10 2nd dog

still felt knackered from L'Horla, lots of rests :o

with Tony
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Jeff Hollenbaugh
Pown 23/Mar/10 2nd
mattyork2 07/Mar/10 Lead dnf
with Miles Gibson
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead
jkarran 18/Oct/09 2nd

Tricky trick tricky. Lots of heels and trickery just about kept me in contact with this.

with Aly
GrantB 12/Sep/09 2nd

Barn doored off the crux a few times, but cracked it eventually.

mattyork2 12/Sep/09 Lead dog

Got scared and took a sit. Ran out of cams but out of my depth on this at the moment and found it challenging. Will be back.

Boy ?/Sep/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Cat G ?/Sep/09 2nd

Pumpy layback

Marti999 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo ?/May/09 -
DavidEvans 30/Apr/09 2nd dog

Fell on second!

with Jules Vulliamy
Pete Graham 31/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead
eddy-on-the-rocks 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Dan
keith leonard ??/2009 2nd
Dan 85 12/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Tats
Mr Wild 28/Sep/08 2nd dog

tried lead twice and failed

Brian Rodgers 16/Aug/08 Lead
Toby Dunn ?/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Tom Randall
HughM ?/Aug/08 2nd dog
with David Barlow
Brown 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
Chazz 17/Feb/08 2nd dog

one rest.

with Dave Naylor
Ram MkiV 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with reeve's b'day crowd
jimbonfire 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Aug/07 Lead β
lukea 11/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Rich
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/Jun/07 2nd
with Andy Benson
Apharri ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Hedger
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead dog
adam carless 07/Nov/06 2nd dog

one fall, got out of balance just after starting the proper layback. Almost ran out of steam at the top, it's hard work all the way.

with Fiend
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S
with nigel
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
ukb shark 30/Aug/04 Lead dog

1 rest

with Gav Pike
SteveM 18/Jul/04 Lead dnf

Fell off from the crux layback move.

with Adam
ukb shark 25/Jan/04 Lead
with Seb Grieve
Dave Bond 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
mel holmes 26/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd
goi.ashmore 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Iain Fisher
tuftynick ??/2003 -
marcoleptic ??/2003 2nd
with Darryl
Russell Flynn 22/Jul/02 2nd dnf

well ard

with mark
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S

Nearly barn-doored off.

Hidden 07/Apr/02 2nd
sadams 09/Sep/01 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 10/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tom Doldon ??/2000 Lead O/S

Hardest e2 ive done and it was my first

with John Doldon
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Emma
climbergg ??/2000 2nd
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 -
CrashMat Rob 11/Jul/99 TR dog
with Nicky
Hidden 07/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/98 Lead
Billg 14/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
sadams 01/Nov/97 Lead
with Team Midlands
craig d ??/1997 -
ste_d 16/May/96 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 16/May/96 2nd O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Roget 30/Jun/95 Lead rpt
michael burrows 09/Jul/94 2nd
with andy boorman
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/93 TR dnf
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/91 Lead O/S
whispering nic ??/1991 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Sean Kelly ?/May/89 -
with John Hynes
Backinthegame 09/Apr/89 2nd
ukb shark ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 24/May/87 Lead O/S
uphillnow ?/Jun/86 Lead

thank god for friends

Mike Owen 19/Mar/86 -
with Elaine Owen
Rob Seymour 21/Jul/85 Lead O/S
with Duncan Jennings, Stu Mackay, Dave Bennett, Jim Seymour
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Mark Kemball 16/Aug/80 Lead
Rob Davies 12/Jun/80 2nd dnf

Held ropes only, did not give it a try - particularly tough lead without cams. I also have vague recollection of having done this with TR/shunt some time since then, but I have no record of this, so presumably couldn't do it.

with Martin Moran
duncan ?/Jun/80 Lead O/S
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead dog
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