12m.

Rockfax Description
A pleasant counter to the ever-popular Powder Monkey Parade. From atop the chock, head left to the arete, step around this and ascend the pleasant front face. The crux is the section shared with Hollybush Gully, though the traverse is a bit bold. © Rockfax

FA. David Penlington 1952

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eldre070 5 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The start is mad as hell! Really thrutchy, with no skill required just brute force and lots of ignorance. If you do get started, it's good although the right wall of the gully is nice and green. Traversed too high, but still worthwhile. Little protection once traversed. I really need to buy some cams!
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βeta: The start is mad as hell! Really thrutchy, with no skill required just brute force and lots of ignorance. If you do get started, it's good although the right wall of the gully is nice and green. Traversed too high, but still worthwhile. Little protection once traversed. I really need to buy some cams!
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Hidden 5 Sep Solo
Capricorn One 20 Aug Lead O/S
pawel suhy 20 Aug 2nd O/S
mikestr555 18 Aug 2nd
Hidden 4 Aug Lead
Rob McGurk 20 Jul Lead O/S Classy.
with Joel, HoffiDringo
Classy.
with Joel, HoffiDringo
Hidden 20 Jul 2nd β
Blod 2 Jul 2nd rpt
with Tony S
with Tony S
StormShadow 28 Apr 2nd Admit did a little bit of a cheat on the start. Then all good and a nice climb. Heck of a start.
with Rob
Admit did a little bit of a cheat on the start. Then all good and a nice climb. Heck of a start.
with Rob
Ollie Wragg ?? Solo
Hidden 24 Aug, 2018 Lead
Hidden 24 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Mihkel 28 Jul, 2018 2nd
AndyRogers 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Start is always a pig. Unless you can actually jam which I really can't. This variation is in my opinion far superior to the classic finish.
with Rocky, Poz
Start is always a pig. Unless you can actually jam which I really can't. This variation is in my opinion far superior to the classic finish.
with Rocky, Poz
Jacob Goodenough 17 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with bowline
with bowline
Small and weak 24 Apr, 2018 Solo
ftocher 22 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with ACT
with ACT
ACT 22 Apr, 2018 2nd
CraigOsborne 19 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
Gordon W 19 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
georgenvk 8 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
aspiratti 8 Apr, 2018 2nd
Kemics 5 Apr, 2018 Lead G/U Failed on initial struggle, smashed knee into wall. Hated every moment. Second attempt much easier
with RAJ
Failed on initial struggle, smashed knee into wall. Hated every moment. Second attempt much easier
with RAJ
Hidden 5 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
ninjawil 25 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Feb, 2018 -
Richard Hartfield 21 Feb, 2018 -
Hidden 18 Nov, 2017 2nd
JendeHoxar 13 Nov, 2017 Solo O/S
AWalker96 12 Nov, 2017 Lead
with Clara
with Clara
bluebolz 28 Oct, 2017 2nd
pmatthews789 28 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt
pmatthews789 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
charvey 25 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
keitht 16 Jul, 2017 Solo
RayG 2 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Quaidy Quaid 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with RayG
with RayG
Fobbit169 1 Jul, 2017 -
Wayne S 30 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
darcher1988 3 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Garnham
with Garnham
Garnham 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
JoeCoxson 27 May, 2017 Solo O/S
mikkistorey ??, 2017 2nd
with steve
with steve
mark44 4 Dec, 2016 2nd
with Frankie
with Frankie
Marti999 4 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Eva.annice 22 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
The Screaming Finn 22 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
RussLuckhurst 22 Oct, 2016 2nd
Stroppy 22 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S Fun
with SUMC
Fun
with SUMC
Remyveness 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
NatalieB96 8 Oct, 2016 2nd
Chubbs 17 Sep, 2016 -
cameron_hall 4 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Getting up the chimney didn't feel as bad as I remember it being...
with Jody Palmer
Getting up the chimney didn't feel as bad as I remember it being...
with Jody Palmer
simeclimb68 20 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 2nd
benny_m 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
davewsargent 30 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with pete bush
with pete bush
bendevonport 25 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 20 Mar, 2016 Solo
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 2nd
will_benfold 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
John Higgs 11 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
charley 22 Nov, 2015 Solo rpt
Flavio 18 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Oct, 2015 Lead
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 Lead
kez1 ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Frankie davies, rob rendle
with Frankie davies, rob rendle
daniel heaton 20 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with HSX
with HSX
Hidden 15 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
woody99i 7 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 7 Mar, 2015 Lead
Robin Nichols 9 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
Andypeak 1 Nov, 2014 Lead
Durkules 1 Nov, 2014 2nd
Matt Harmon 15 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2014 2nd
Albachoss 26 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2014 Solo
Hardcore Pat 8 Jun, 2014 Solo rpt
with Dr Julie
with Dr Julie
theboghopper 5 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Owain Baker
with Owain Baker
Blod 17 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Stopsy 14 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Merri
with Merri
Ragnaar 11 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S Necky traverse.
with martin hirons
Necky traverse.
with martin hirons
Karlos 5 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 5 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Adam Hughes, Karlos
with Adam Hughes, Karlos
eastonator 23 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 23 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S Good climb. Thrutchy start as for the other that share it. The moves onto the traverse are the most difficult bit. A nice slab to finish. My only advice would be extend (or use halves) rope drag was a bastard.
Good climb. Thrutchy start as for the other that share it. The moves onto the traverse are the most difficult bit. A nice slab to finish. My only advice would be extend (or use halves) rope drag was a bastard.
AMJ098 16 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
with Adam White
with Adam White
joese7en 24 Oct, 2013 Solo
Jim Slater 7 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
jason smeeth 8 Jun, 2013 2nd
with hotfeet
with hotfeet
hotfeet 8 Jun, 2013 Lead
Chris Murray ?Jun, 2013 Lead
with DMC, Richard Bower
with DMC, Richard Bower
DMC ?Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Chris_Mullaney 14 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Mr. K
with Mr. K
Mr. K 14 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 16 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S Exposed traverse
Exposed traverse
Sam Cooke 16 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S
with Mark Challoner
with Mark Challoner
Bradbury 2 Feb, 2013 2nd rpt
with Twisty
with Twisty
deacondeacon 1 Oct, 2012 Solo
iccy 30 Sep, 2012 AltLd
boanerge 29 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with iccy
with iccy
Hidden 6 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
DaveB61 28 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Ruth Gordon
with Ruth Gordon
dannyboy83 12 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
NickTay 9 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ian C
with Ian C
Jake Young 6 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
JackHatton 11 Jun, 2012 2nd
with jamie langlar
with jamie langlar
hazeysunshine 27 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Nick F Smith 13 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2012 Lead
doughtyp86 7 Apr, 2012 TR O/S
Andy Moles 12 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
with -
with -
tiga271 10 Mar, 2012 Lead
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden ??, 2012 -
hamer89 12 Dec, 2011 Solo
bikergirl88 2 Dec, 2011 Lead Climb with steve
Climb with steve
Dafydd Llywelyn 15 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
with LUUMC Freshers
with LUUMC Freshers
pie_eater_pete 29 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
charley 17 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
chumleywarner 17 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
ffdalton 11 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Dean Dalton
with Dean Dalton
redknight137 29 Aug, 2011 2nd
Steve954 23 Jul, 2011 TR dog No partner and climbing on shunt; Made a right horlicks of this. Used a right arm jam across the gap with left hand on a layoff to allow me to get my feet up high in the main crack before getting hold of the chock stone to haul myself up and coming back out using foot jams in the narrow crack on left wall. Not sure which level to do the traverse made it worse.
No partner and climbing on shunt; Made a right horlicks of this. Used a right arm jam across the gap with left hand on a layoff to allow me to get my feet up high in the main crack before getting hold of the chock stone to haul myself up and coming back out using foot jams in the narrow crack on left wall. Not sure which level to do the traverse made it worse.
adam carless 29 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S One move wonder, stepping onto the start of the traverse. Slightly harder for the shorties, but sneaky footwork helps.
One move wonder, stepping onto the start of the traverse. Slightly harder for the shorties, but sneaky footwork helps.
edd rab 6 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
with James Newby
with James Newby
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 -
Ultimo Dyno Boy 20 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Dhcol
with Dhcol
Hidden 13 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 13 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
bigdan050 16 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
lozowen 4 Feb, 2011 Solo
ben_250 ??, 2011 2nd O/S
with zajon
with zajon
chris.mac 15 Aug, 2010 -
with rick
with rick
Hidden 5 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
GuyC 16 May, 2010 2nd
with Pete K, Jon Bell
with Pete K, Jon Bell
fyfers 10 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Ultimo Dyno Boy 24 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Dhcol
with Dhcol
Dhcol 20 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Stippa65 ?Apr, 2010 Lead
Dhcol ?Apr, 2010 2nd
The Bad Cough 27 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
with Christian Minett
with Christian Minett
Ander 21 Mar, 2010 Lead
with Deadahead
with Deadahead
daviesp2 21 Mar, 2010 2nd
freemanTom 21 Mar, 2010 Lead Many abortive starts. Cracking route
with Paul Davies
Many abortive starts. Cracking route
with Paul Davies
Pilch 31 Oct, 2009 Solo
chiverstom 31 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
with None
with None
mick1jones 22 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Dave Wilkinson
with Dave Wilkinson
JDDD 9 Aug, 2009 Solo
Alfredo 31 Jul, 2009 Solo
dpmUK 12 Jul, 2009 Lead Still hate the start of this. Ended up aiding it!
with Kiri
Still hate the start of this. Ended up aiding it!
with Kiri
Bradbury 25 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
shed_hed 24 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf
shed_hed 24 Jun, 2009 2nd
The Wild Scallion 22 Jun, 2009 2nd
with jwpil
with jwpil
Hidden 22 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
RiverRoam 14 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S Lovely arete moves onto face.
with Wing & Keith
Lovely arete moves onto face.
with Wing & Keith
jdgaventa 2 May, 2009 Lead
with katy
with katy
Hidden 22 Apr, 2009 Solo rpt
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 -
RM199 ??, 2009 -
Becky E 26 Oct, 2008 2nd
James_D ?Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden 10 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
mshorter ?Aug, 2008 -
Oddjob 20 Jul, 2008 Solo rpt
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 2nd
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 4 Jun, 2008 Lead
Alfredo ?Jan, 2008 Lead
Hidden 13 Dec, 2007 Solo rpt
Hidden 30 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 15 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 15 Sep, 2007 2nd β
edd rab 15 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
steveb2006 18 Aug, 2007 Solo
Dr Caterpillar 28 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S spent about 10mins trying to do the first section while roy laughed at me. I cant chimney. ended up hand jamming with smeary footholds
with Roy Hann
spent about 10mins trying to do the first section while roy laughed at me. I cant chimney. ended up hand jamming with smeary footholds
with Roy Hann
Hidden 10 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 18 Apr, 2007 Solo
Steve Vincent 6 Apr, 2007 Lead
Graeme Hammond 21 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Paul87
with Paul87
Hidden 21 Mar, 2007 2nd O/S
eldre070 ?Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
with Laura Eldred
with Laura Eldred
Browny 19 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Oddjob 19 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Ronnie Concave ?May, 2006 Lead The start to this is hard work and not very stylish.
with Party Troll
The start to this is hard work and not very stylish.
with Party Troll
Rampikino 14 Apr, 2006 Lead
with MMC Various
with MMC Various
Hidden ?Apr, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 2nd
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
tiga271 ??, 2006 2nd
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 21 May, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2005 2nd
SteveM 21 Jul, 2004 Lead
with Rosie
with Rosie
rob wmc 12 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Alan & Pete
with Alan & Pete
Marq 21 May, 2004 Lead O/S
with Rich Cole
with Rich Cole
Hidden 21 Jun, 2003 Solo rpt
Mark Stevenson 24 May, 2003 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 29 Mar, 2003 Solo
DerwentDiluted 24 Mar, 2003 Lead
with A. Murray
with A. Murray
Hidden 22 Mar, 2003 Lead
Katsmiff 19 Mar, 2003 Solo O/S
Phil West 2 Feb, 2003 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
with Chris Tan
LankyPaddy 30 Jan, 2003 Solo O/S
duncan 18 Oct, 2002 Solo
Ander 22 Jul, 2002 Lead
with Kev
with Kev
pete johnson 20 Apr, 2002 Solo
Simon Caldwell ??, 2001 Lead O/S
with various
with various
Hidden 3 Sep, 2000 Solo
Hidden ?Aug, 2000 Solo
Roget 20 Dec, 1998 Solo O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 2 Sep, 1990 Solo O/S
Laramadness 15 Jul, 1989 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14 Sep, 1987 Solo
Chris the Tall ?Jun, 1987 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1987 -
andy tetsill ?Oct, 1985 Lead
andy tetsill ?Oct, 1983 Lead
with Manchester Poly
with Manchester Poly
Dave Garnett 23 Jul, 1983 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 11 Jun, 1983 Solo O/S
steveb2006 1 Oct, 1982 Solo
mark-abz 27 Apr, 1982 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??, 1980 Lead O/S 1980's
1980's
Mark Kemball 3 Nov, 1977 Solo
RichardMc 21 May, 1977 Solo
uphillnow ??, 1976 Solo
petemeads ??, 1976 Solo
Hidden ??, 1975 -
mikej 6 Jul, 1974 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
mikej 25 Nov, 1973 Solo
with Janice Williams, E C/W, Geoff Williams
with Janice Williams, E C/W, Geoff Williams
mikej 17 Aug, 1969 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
mikej 4 May, 1969 Solo
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
mikej 4 Jan, 1969 Solo
with Roy Worthy, Nigel Sumner
with Roy Worthy, Nigel Sumner
mikej 19 Aug, 1968 Solo
mikej 31 Mar, 1968 Solo
Andy Say ??, 1968 Lead
mikej 8 Oct, 1966 Solo
with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
mikej 8 Oct, 1966 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 30 Apr, 1966 Solo
with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles
with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles
mikej 5 Mar, 1966 Lead
with Ted Markham
with Ted Markham
mikej 26 Sep, 1965 Lead
with Roy Ecclestone, Nigel Sumner
with Roy Ecclestone, Nigel Sumner
mikej 24 Jun, 1965 Lead
with Barry Regan, Ted Markham
with Barry Regan, Ted Markham
mikej 28 Mar, 1965 Lead
with Barry Regan
with Barry Regan
mikej 7 Mar, 1965 Solo
with Paul Richardson
with Paul Richardson
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