Rockfax Description
The delicate right-hand arete of the wall is tricky, poorly protected and high in the grade! Starting by laybacking out of the pit on the right is a worthwhile HVS 5b. © Rockfax

FA. David Penlington 1950

Andrew Barker 12/Dec/17 Solo rpt
GeorgiePorgie1 12/Nov/17 Lead O/S

The route is pretty much a solo as by the time you are above the crux with two moves left there's no gear whatsoever, but perhaps I could have placed my smallest cam in the overhang crack to the right if I cared to bring it with me...!!! Very committing with a proper technical move at the crux. Brilliant route!

with Rob
Hidden 01/Nov/17 Solo
Rory_Cummings_NI 13/Mar/17 Solo O/S
with Ian
Capricorn One 05/Nov/16 2nd RP

After backing off the lead, and after Glen took a big swing on a micro cam, and after a bit of head scratching...

with Glen Stediver
joese7en 09/Oct/16 -
Katsmiff 17/Sep/16 Lead G/U

Fell off twisted my ankle. What it means by poorly protected is no protection! Probably should call it a solo although I had ropes attached to me. Ed did a great job of spotting me or I'd have been in a much worse off state. Would have been a nice climb if I had made it the first time.

with Edward Green
Gambit 11/Sep/16 Solo O/S
with OlI
john lynch 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
with chrisdjackson, Lewis Andrew
crossleysm ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
philmitch 06/Sep/15 TR β
Phil Layton 25/Jul/15 Lead dnf

First tried the 5b variant and used up a lot of energy with nothing to show for it. Tried the normal route and fell off onto little wire. Tried again but just couldn't commit to the thin mantelshelf about 5m up.

with Phil Laxton
Manc88 17/May/15 Solo β

Layback start on the corner, finished on easier crack of Apple Jack Cracks.

jmills94 17/May/15 Solo O/S
TobyA 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with TonyB
Graeme Hammond 11/May/15 Solo O/S

Also solo 5/5/16, VS 5a is quite mean in the BMC guide

Hidden 04/May/15 TR O/S
BrynHeason 04/May/15 2nd
with Matt Clarke, Aether Clarke, Dylan Heason, Matt Heason
Matt Harmon 10/Mar/15 Sent O/S

felt harder then its neighbour

amccann 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
KamilJ 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Really nice, but i wouldn't like to try if gear would work cause of gear placement and the swing at the beginning ;)

with Yasmin
Hidden 17/May/14 -
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead β
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
AshBash 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
Lazytraveller 13/Apr/14 Solo RP
RM199 09/Mar/14 Lead β

mega faffy but got it in the end

Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd
Jonathan Hall 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
david harvey ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with martin
James Oakes 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
Col Kingshott 26/May/13 2nd

I found this harder than Cydrax which gets HVS 5b, as did the other 2 people I was with.

jimbonfire 26/May/13 -
al123 21/Apr/13 Sent
with Crew
Jimbo C 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Not much easier than Cydrax, and the hard move is a bit higher. Very nice moves.

Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
Dan Geh 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
AMJ098 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Dan Geh
keith Lonsdale 03/Sep/12 2nd
andybirtwistle 03/Sep/12 Lead
Peakology 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Chalkycat
Chalky Cat 15/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 22/Jul/12 TR
Hidden 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 20/Jun/12 Solo
with Jamie
Rob Davies 04/Jun/12 TR
Batt 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Peachy, Scott
JEP 22/May/12 Lead
scottidog 22/May/12 2nd O/S

Led by Rachel from Mynydd CC

with Peachey
al123 12/May/12 Solo
Jules Lane ?/May/12 TR O/S

Good fun, with a rope.

with Mynydd Barry
peachos ?/May/12 2nd dnf

Struggled on the mantle. Very balancy.

Jonathan Hall 08/Apr/12 Solo
disturbed_one51 08/Apr/12 Solo
Ian JL 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Ian JL ??/2012 -
al123 26/Nov/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 18/Nov/11 Solo O/S
oddessy_uk 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 TR dog
wishicud climbHVS 28/Jul/11 2nd

Technical balancy first 2 moves. Good effort for Dan who had a crap side runner as his only pro!!!

with Ash Crazy fool Green, Big Fat Dan
bigdan050 28/Jul/11 Solo
with Tosh
wahniel 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

lovely move, shame it's so short.

with Robin Hoffmann
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JEP 01/Jun/11 Lead
Barry D 01/Jun/11 2nd

Thought it harder than Cydrax

with Paul J, Jon P
climbing_wiggy 17/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Leon
Lenny 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
nai 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 24/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
kitkat78 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Graham P
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd
Ketu 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
DaNo123 06/Sep/10 Lead
with jon boy
simeclimb68 29/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Marti999 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
riddle 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
petegruf 22/May/10 2nd RP

backed off leading this at a high rockover then was shown how to do it in two other ways

with brad j
victim of mathematics 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Getting of the ground is hard, but the crux involves a very high (and very committing) rockover and the protection is hardly inspiring (a tiny cam might help), surely a strong contender for upgrading to HVS?

with Lizzie
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
paul__in_sheffield 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Noodle
co1ps 04/Apr/10 Solo
with noodle the labradoodle
nickcanute ??/2010 -
bobbarnes00 12/Sep/09 TR
with Richard Roberts
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo RP
Rampikino 31/May/09 TR
with Cat and Shirley
GPN 24/May/09 Solo O/S
Tony Holdsworth 25/Apr/09 Lead dog

and Martin Haworth. Not Cider but the 5b variation from the corner. One trip onto Cider - placed the top runner than did it OK. Buddha!

with Richard White
Mark Collins 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 05/Apr/09 2nd

Much harder than it looks.

with Mark Collins
Hidden 19/Oct/08 TR
Brown 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
dannyboy83 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ron 05/Sep/06 TR
with Pete, Chris
Ropeboy 18/Sep/05 Solo
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
bigphil 06/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with Nick
mikej 18/May/04 Lead dnf

The end of another era.

with Rick Naylor
Mark Stevenson 24/May/03 Solo O/S
tradguy 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Phil Loasby
julian allen 27/Aug/02 TR
chrishedgehog 18/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
antroy 01/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Roget 13/Sep/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/97 Solo
Iain Thow 26/Aug/95 TR
with Rosy Wright
Chris the Tall ??/1995 Solo O/S
with Dave Gurney
roncaves 29/Oct/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 TR
mikej 17/Aug/92 Solo
with M
malc 25/May/92 2nd
babymoac 26/May/90 2nd
with Graeme
Raggar 06/May/90 2nd
with Steve B
Hidden ?/Apr/90 Lead
Andy Say 26/Nov/89 Solo
Laramadness 22/Aug/89 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/87 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/86 Solo
sadams 06/Oct/85 Solo
with Aylesbury CC
Nigel Bond 31/Mar/85 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
mark-abz 31/Aug/83 TR
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
babymoac ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 26/Nov/78 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/77 2nd
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Various
mikej 18/Apr/71 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 20/Sep/70 Solo
with E
mikej 26/Oct/69 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 26/Jan/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 08/Dec/68 Solo
with Richard Gravenstede
mikej 24/Nov/68 Solo
with E
mikej 06/Oct/68 Solo
with Des Arnold, Helen Sargent
mikej 20/Sep/67 Lead
with Keith Mcdowel, John Lee
mikej 07/May/67 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 27/Mar/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 18/Feb/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 26/Dec/66 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 08/May/66 Lead
with Chris Phipps-Jones, Keith Gregson
mikej 05/Mar/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 30/Jan/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 25/Sep/65 Lead
with Roy Ecclestone, Ted Markham
mikej 22/Sep/65 Solo
with Paul Richardson
mikej 30/Aug/65 Lead
with Paul Richardson
mikej 11/Jul/65 Solo
with Ted Markham
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 29
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 27
Votes cast 22
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set