Make frustratingly slow progress up the nasty (or nice, depending on your tastes) overhanging crack and continue more easily. From the ledge near the top, either finish direct or traverse slightly right and climb an easier crack.

J Smoker 1962

Ticklists: Tonbridge School Sandstone Graded List.

philluu 23/Sep TR

Some tired flailing, before doing it clean

matthewbpt 20/Jul TR RP
with Phil, Kash
Felix Ottey ??/2017 -
philluu 04/Sep/16 TR
DampRice ??/2016 TR
Philoosh 01/Nov/15 TR dnf

Such a hard few starting moves I could only just get off the ground. Got to the first major break but couldn't get my feet high enough to pull over.

Juan S 11/Oct/15 -
Hidden 09/Aug/15 TR dnf
islandlynx 14/Jun/15 TR β
TomRiddelsdell 14/Jun/15 TR RP
Katsmiff 19/Apr/15 TR
Katsmiff 19/Apr/15 TR
Katsmiff 19/Apr/15 TR
Martin Bagshaw 19/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Dan Bell, Catherine Smith
Hidden 31/Jul/14 TR RP
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
timmyhobby 01/Sep/13 TR O/S
matt.jj 02/May/13 TR dnf
Hidden 02/May/13 TR O/S
jsmcfarland ?/May/13 TR dog

1 rest after the jam

Steve Dunton ??/2013 -
strudles 28/Jul/12 TR dog
Hidden 02/Jun/12 TR
finchelata 26/May/12 -

1 point of aid! (sling at top)

Hidden 19/May/12 TR rpt
Mike Parks 19/May/12 TR dnf
with Duncan, Cess
Rich K 07/Apr/12 TR dnf
with Vitold, Malcom
robl22 01/Apr/12 TR RP
Hidden 26/Feb/12 TR
Hidden 26/Feb/12 TR dog
Hidden 18/Feb/12 TR RP
Mike Parks 18/Feb/12 TR dnf
with Cess
Hidden ??/2012 -
Cat G ??/2012 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/11 TR β
Simon Bowyer 01/May/11 TR β
with Nik
elbeanio 02/Apr/11 TR
royal 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Karen
royal 22/Mar/11 TR O/S

Really enjoyed this climb, got recommended by a local. Got the crux sequence right away and didn't do any grovelling or perspiring! felt like a perfect mix of muscle and technique.Climbed the middle arete which is much better and a little harder than the inside set of stairs.

with rob
JIMJIM ??/2011 TR
with Tex
Hidden ??/2011 TR
Graham C 09/Oct/10 TR O/S

Direct finish

with Derek
alexisg 12/Jul/10 TR dnf

Got to the first overhand crux and figured it out but was too knackered to do it late in the day, not that the rest looked much easier!

Hidden 30/Jun/10 TR O/S
davidrblakeman 09/May/10 TR rpt
Hidden 01/May/10 TR dog
lukehodson 17/Apr/10 TR O/S

is most certainly the word...

Jock Strap 17/Apr/10 Lead β
tradguy 10/Apr/10 TR rpt
Danny Crump 06/Mar/10 TR
N-Missin ??/2010 TR rpt
N-Missin ??/2010 TR rpt
vid ??/2010 -
RFWilkie 04/Oct/09 TR O/S
Danny Crump 01/Sep/09 TR O/S
superdiamondgeezer 19/Jul/09 TR O/S

possible only by climbing the crack perpendicular to it.

tonanf 09/Jul/09 TR
with burt
PeterJuggler 28/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 TR dnf
matiaske 14/Feb/09 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
themidnightninja 09/Jun/08 TR O/S
tradguy 17/Apr/08 TR rpt
tradguy 24/Feb/08 TR rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/07 TR O/S
Piers Harley 16/Sep/07 TR β
with Matt Oldfield
tradguy 16/Aug/07 TR rpt
Kyuzo ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
AJ007 ??/2005 TR
Hidden ??/2005 TR
roverhead 10/May/03 TR
Hidden 06/May/02 TR
Hidden 21/Apr/01 TR
Brown 20/Jan/01 TR
Hidden ??/2000 TR
ajc 05/Jul/98 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/97 TR O/S
The Jazz Butcher ??/1997 -
Hidden 08/Jun/96 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1996 TR dog
tradguy 28/Jun/91 TR
Hidden ??/1989 TR O/S
Gordon Stainforth 14/Mar/82 TR
with David BA Jones, John Kenton
Hidden 01/Jan/82 TR rpt
Gordon Stainforth 05/Aug/79 TR

'Reconfirmed as one of the better routes on S/E Sandstone'

hodjster ??/1979 -
with Fish
Gordon Stainforth 05/Oct/75 TR
with Bill Wintrip, Nick Gregory
Chris Terrey ??/1974 TR
Martin Bennett ??/1971 -
Martin Bennett ??/1970 -
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