Rockfax Description
30m. The shallow groove gives an excellent and difficult climb. © Rockfax

GraMc 03/May Lead RP

1st RP

mishabruml 01/May Lead RP

Brilliant route, crux felt so desperate until I got the beta sorted then it all came fairly smooth. Used the pocket in the crack and then the side pulls out right. one of the routes I really wanted to get before leaving chorro, next up honk down!

mishabruml 03/Apr Lead dog

Thought I blew my chance at first 7b onsight by dropping it at the middle of the crux on the 1st go. Then hung around on the draw for 45 mins failing to work it out... psyched to get back on it with some stolen beta mwahaha

Hannes B 12/Mar Lead RP
with Phil
Rockmonkey1977 13/Jan Lead RP

As fun and rewarding as it was to send this, it really is bouldering on a rope with the majority of the route feeling a little pointless. My beta for crux was: left hand to undercling, high feet and take the pocket in the crack with the right. Move feet and take higher crimpy hold with left hand. Sort feet and take higher right side pull crimp (right hand), move feet again (i think..) then throw for the pocket at the back of the slot with left hand. Move left foot up to bottom of slot then semi-throw for the jug.

with Tim
Binigo 30/Dec/16 Lead dog

3 good goes. Crux is just stupidly hard and everything else is like 6b max.

with Silas, Benclark1989
Jan Masat 29/Dec/16 Lead RP
with Chris Seed
islandlynx 19/Dec/16 Lead dog

Hard boulder problem part way up. Might go next time.

KKilroy 09/Apr/16 Lead dog

Cudnt decide what to do on the setup for the crux as a million tiny holds were chalked and ticked. Sat on the draw and had a good look and then climbed thru on first attempt from the jugs. Extremely blind but good climbing. Contrary to all the comments on this one the crux is not super fingery but super blind. Find the good hold and ur in!

with claire
Hidden 01/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 25/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Dan724 14/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Jess Cadwell
Mike Owen 20/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Elaine Owen
waynem1985 ?/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Jan/15 Lead RP
Cassidy 04/Nov/14 Lead RP
Adam_42 23/Apr/14 Lead RP

Second go! Perfect end to my best ever day of sport climbing.

Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead RP
Mike Todd 18/Apr/14 2nd
drysori ?/Apr/14 Lead RP

Second go. Tough crux.

Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
switch 15/Mar/14 Lead RP

1st go this time. Had tried previously in '06

with Leanne
Elliot Walker ?/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Conor
JBO 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Hard crux! Nearly came off before I noticed the holds out right, BIG slap to the jug after the crack. Trick was to use the holds in the crack as little as possible!

Ricky Rocks 17/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead dnf
TaylorMade Climbing 13/Sep/13 Lead RP
mr_nsglover 11/Sep/13 Lead RP

Went 3rd go. Should have been 2nd go but for some unnecessary foot faf mid crux. The single hardest sequence of moves on the trip. 7 moves of V5 on top of 6b climbing followed by 5+ to the top. Excellent route. Did it 3 more times on the trip to put up and retrieve draws for friends.

chiverstom 01/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Alice
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead RP
John Mcshea 22/Jan/12 Lead O/S
felixthelion 02/Jan/12 Lead RP

Although the start and finish are easy the crux is desperate. feels harder than 7b and as hard or harder than some of the 7b+ routes on the same crag. Fantastic line and very enjoyable climbing.

Mike_Hayes 19/Oct/11 Lead RP
with Sarah Marks
Ian Jones 16/Oct/11 2nd dnf

On sighted by Bob. Desperate bouldery crux and way too hard for me. 7c.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Hidden 05/Feb/11 Lead RP
Alex Mason 02/Apr/10 Lead β

Good beta from goi. hard crux. psyched

with goi ashmore, julia
goi.ashmore 02/Apr/10 Lead RP

Short and bouldery after the initial long easy groove.

with James Rees
dannyboy83 20/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead dnf
ASchwirtz 17/Apr/09 Lead RP
Mike Todd ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
skygodley 01/Jan/09 Lead RP

Akira has a tough move at the start to get you past the first clip then it gets really easy, so easy in fact you can get fully recovered for the crux which is much much harder! The real crux is getting through a scoop-crack on tiny two finger holds, it‘s steep and powerful but the top tip is when it gets really hard; look right! I think Akira only gets 7b because of the jug pulling before and after the crux. A great climb.

mhairi thorburn 05/May/08 Lead RP
with malc
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