10m.

Rockfax Description
The buttress is climbed via a mantelshelf, a thin crack and a tricky shelving exit. The gear is not really very reassuring.
Ernie Marshall 1963 © Rockfax

FA. Ernie Marshall 1963

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Iggy_B 20 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A nice short little route, not sure it is VS. The top out is quite interesting.
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βeta: A nice short little route, not sure it is VS. The top out is quite interesting.
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Alkis 9 Sep, 2018 2nd
OliverRoss 9 Sep, 2018 Lead Cheated
with Alkis
Cheated
with Alkis
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Climbed69 7 May, 2018 TR
with Simon Stokes
with Simon Stokes
Paul Hy 26 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 26 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Hidden 26 Oct, 2016 Lead
Hidden 26 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 25 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
musicl3e 13 Aug, 2016 TR
with Tony Etherington, Sarah Brookes, John Brookes
with Tony Etherington, Sarah Brookes, John Brookes
Hidden 13 Aug, 2016 TR O/S
Snot 13 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Janice, Phillipa
with Janice, Phillipa
James Oakes 10 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26 May, 2016 Solo O/S
ChrisVickers 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Tom R-C
with Tom R-C
gaz3212 11 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
Wizzy 28 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
martinbettridge06 8 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Alan parker
with Alan parker
Hidden 21 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
ebf 25 May, 2015 Lead O/S Gear isn't very reassuring, nor are the rounded holds nor the general sandy feel of it. Probably/maybe safe. Best not to fall.
Gear isn't very reassuring, nor are the rounded holds nor the general sandy feel of it. Probably/maybe safe. Best not to fall.
Hidden 25 May, 2015 2nd
Robin Nichols 9 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
John Higgs 13 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
loco wilko ?Oct, 2014 Solo
OllyT 27 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
nation1 27 Aug, 2014 Lead
Angus Taylor 26 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S did use the right arete a little, not sure if that's in or not.
did use the right arete a little, not sure if that's in or not.
Hidden 4 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
robblowen 12 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 12 Jun, 2014 2nd
fatbuoybazza 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
James rogers86 ??, 2014 Lead Easy HVS's.
Easy HVS's.
Dan Vaj 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Amanda Vajzovic
with Amanda Vajzovic
cpoad 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Steve G
with Steve G
Dave Mason 1 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald
with Fiona MacDonald
martin one 21 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt
with Nick
with Nick
ClareG 20 Apr, 2013 TR
AlanPedrick ??, 2013 -
the power 10 Nov, 2012 2nd
Hidden 10 Nov, 2012 Lead dog
Maia 21 Oct, 2012 TR dog did all the moves cleanly just need to work it out.
did all the moves cleanly just need to work it out.
deacondeacon 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
jhsp 23 Sep, 2012 TR
Legs 23 Sep, 2012 TR O/S
mrginna 8 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with jack01
with jack01
jack01 8 Sep, 2012 Lead β
with mrginna
with mrginna
Wayne S 20 Jul, 2012 Lead
shaun walby 11 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S HVS4c is about right,steep iffy gear and a tricky move above gear with a sandy sloping exit....not a VS
with Nick Whelan
HVS4c is about right,steep iffy gear and a tricky move above gear with a sandy sloping exit....not a VS
with Nick Whelan
Hidden 2 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 2 May, 2012 Lead
MikeDowsett 2 May, 2012 2nd
TDSvejstrup 2 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 15 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
with LUUMC Freshers
with LUUMC Freshers
tedburt 18 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
with Aaron Burdett
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
Mark Salter 8 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
jack adams 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
ggflett 31 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Adam Harvey
with Adam Harvey
schristophersmith 19 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
althesin 19 Jun, 2011 2nd
jlismore 13 Jun, 2011 Solo
the_one_jim 29 May, 2011 Sent O/S
mattgrange 29 May, 2011 Lead Damp, gritty, crap gear
Damp, gritty, crap gear
lozowen 24 May, 2011 Solo
Claire Molloy 15 May, 2011 TR Bugger - thought I had done first HVS cleanly as in guide book as 5a HVS now I find out all that effort was for VS!
with NoelleG
Bugger - thought I had done first HVS cleanly as in guide book as 5a HVS now I find out all that effort was for VS!
with NoelleG
Hidden 15 May, 2011 TR
Bradbury 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Mary Winter
with Mary Winter
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
charley 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 19 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S Charley's lead after Kev backed off and I didn't like the look of it on lead either. Still not sure what the hell I pulled up on even now!!!
Charley's lead after Kev backed off and I didn't like the look of it on lead either. Still not sure what the hell I pulled up on even now!!!
Tithe Technique 19 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
chumleywarner 19 Mar, 2011 TR O/S
Joe Costello 2 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
with Ellie, Matt
with Ellie, Matt
mattwyles1 2 Oct, 2010 Solo
with Ellie, Joe
with Ellie, Joe
Marq 2 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
with Skinny
with Skinny
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Chris Braine
with Chris Braine
LivinITlarge 18 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
edd rab 24 Jun, 2010 Solo rpt
peteJ23 20 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Michelle Piper 19 Jun, 2010 2nd dog
with aldred
with aldred
aldred 19 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
pboniface 19 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with aldred
with aldred
Birdo 19 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 May, 2010 2nd dog
jmjw 9 May, 2010 Lead RP
with Bob B
with Bob B
Pilch 8 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S a weird route, gear is difficult to place and not great, then a precarious and committing move which felt more like 5b
with Graham
a weird route, gear is difficult to place and not great, then a precarious and committing move which felt more like 5b
with Graham
mic_b 27 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 22 Sep, 2009 Solo
Hidden 19 Sep, 2009 2nd
cooper leek 19 Sep, 2009 2nd RP
with donk
with donk
donkster 19 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Used arete on the right at the top. Bit blinkered but nice route.
Used arete on the right at the top. Bit blinkered but nice route.
Goose4 20 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
with John Buckle
with John Buckle
Hidden 16 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2009 2nd
Hidden 2 May, 2009 Lead O/S
paul76 18 Apr, 2009 2nd
boulderholder 18 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with paul76
with paul76
PanzerHanzler 12 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf
with David Rafe
with David Rafe
Budge 8 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates, MG
with Mike Oates, MG
practicalcat 21 Mar, 2009 2nd
adam carless 21 Mar, 2009 Lead rpt Not sure the grade here is right - definitely a couple of technical grades and a subjective grade harder than Nelson's Nemesis. The gear is the break is fine (takes a little fiddling).
Not sure the grade here is right - definitely a couple of technical grades and a subjective grade harder than Nelson's Nemesis. The gear is the break is fine (takes a little fiddling).
Benrj 18 Mar, 2009 Solo
with jay mowat
with jay mowat
JHM 18 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
with Benrj
with Benrj
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
tommo1664 29 Dec, 2008 -
adam carless 10 May, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Apr, 2008 2nd
jimbobimbo ?Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Mel
with Mel
john lynch 9 Mar, 2008 Lead
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Hidden ?Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
atom ?Jan, 2008 Lead
with Jethro
with Jethro
Jethro ?Jan, 2008 Lead
with atom
with atom
naughtybadboy 4 Nov, 2007 Lead
gibbo38 4 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with gibbo21
with gibbo21
gibbo21 4 Nov, 2007 2nd
with paul
with paul
edd rab 3 Nov, 2007 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 3 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with edd rab
with edd rab
Pythonist 13 Aug, 2007 Solo O/S
Peakology 31 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 31 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Col Allott 15 Apr, 2007 Lead hated it!
with Alex Sturrock
hated it!
with Alex Sturrock
Hidden 15 Apr, 2007 Lead
chiverstom 1 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
with Dave Turner
with Dave Turner
mje1398 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with John M + Dom
with John M + Dom
Maciek ?Sep, 2006 Lead RP
with Andy C.
with Andy C.
AJ007 10 Jul, 2006 Solo
Julia Chatterton 17 Jun, 2006 Lead Second trad lead, first VS!
with Adam and Will
Second trad lead, first VS!
with Adam and Will
DerwentDiluted 27 Apr, 2006 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 25 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
PTatts ?Feb, 2006 Lead O/S
with Mina Wujastyk
with Mina Wujastyk
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
liamnkaz 1 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
Rich Long ?Sep, 2005 2nd
victim of mathematics 9 Jul, 2005 2nd O/S
with Jaime
with Jaime
PennyL 5 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with LiannaB
with LiannaB
Hidden 4 Jun, 2005 Lead β
Hidden 17 Apr, 2005 2nd
sam coward ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Tim
with Tim
jl 15 Dec, 2004 Lead O/S
with Cara
with Cara
dannyboy83 ?Oct, 2004 Solo O/S
with SUMC
with SUMC
Pelleas ?Oct, 2004 TR
mooseloose 4 Sep, 2004 2nd O/S
with Geoff
with Geoff
OffshoreAndy 28 Aug, 2004 2nd
with Steve Mount
with Steve Mount
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
APAPAP 19 Aug, 2003 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 26 May, 2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
rocktigger ?Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
with Ben
with Ben
Rampikino 28 Apr, 1998 TR
tlr 5 May, 1996 Solo
with Pete D
with Pete D
Strong Steve 20 May, 1995 Solo O/S
BigHairyIan 3 May, 1993 2nd O/S
with Stuart Murray
with Stuart Murray
Roget 1 Feb, 1992 Solo rpt
Roget ?May, 1989 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
tapley 1 Oct, 1988 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Iain Thow 11 Oct, 1987 Lead
with Simon Lee
with Simon Lee
CrashMat Rob ??, 1980 Lead O/S 1980's
1980's
Mark Kemball 26 Nov, 1978 Solo
RichardMc 9 Jun, 1977 Solo
mikej 17 Apr, 1971 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
mikej 19 Aug, 1968 Solo At the end of a soloing marathon I was joined on Kismet buttress by Ernie who pointed me up this route of his. It was to be described in the forthcoming Chatsworth Area gritstone guide.
with Ernie Marshall
At the end of a soloing marathon I was joined on Kismet buttress by Ernie who pointed me up this route of his. It was to be described in the forthcoming Chatsworth Area gritstone guide.
with Ernie Marshall
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