Rockfax Description
Excellent climbing up the diagonal cracks in the wall. A good jamming crack is climbed to the break. Follow the continuation leftwards until it is possible to step up and follow another crack back to the right. The finish lies up the daunting wide crack which is a little easier than it appears from below. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn 1970

Ticklists: Cratcliffe HVS, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

Rafal Malczyk 06/Aug Lead O/S
Katsmiff 06/Aug Lead O/S

Similar style to Suicide Wall, pumpy. Really enjoyed this climb little tricky getting to the start.

Rafal Malczyk 06/Aug Lead
Nick Wallis 07/Jun 2nd O/S


with Simon Cooke
Hidden 03/May 2nd
Hannes B 21/Apr 2nd
with Neil C
adi bryant 14/Mar Lead O/S
with Paul Deane
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Had led p1 of Mordaunt and Savage Messiah before so not much actual new climbing for me but sufficient time gap not to remember much. Very good route deserves HVS 5a**

Hidden 18/Jul/16 Lead O/S
julesmckim 17/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Tough for the grade. Sustained and the final crack felt desperate.

with Rob Smart
Durkules 17/May/16 2nd dog
superturbo 14/May/16 2nd
guy127917 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Will
thrutch 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Sven
fuzzysheep01 07/Nov/15 2nd dog

Slimy crux, route felt hard.

DubyaJamesDubya 07/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Initial crack very wet. The route felt pretty strenuous.

with Joe Norris
Brown 25/Oct/15 2nd
with Tom R, Tim
Wood for Trees 25/Oct/15 Lead β

Quite hard but a great position. Jo has told me about a hold up and right of the rude offwidth so you didn't have to get too stuck in. Lesson to self - set your belay in a more comfortable position.

with Flo Barton
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 16/Aug/15 2nd

Pumped out on traverse and rested on rope where footholds ran out. Pulled back on and finished. Also tough to get up to foot of offwidth crack. Right foot on groove to right, left hand fist jam, and right hand in break to right to pull up. Top offwidth thrutchy but secure. Hard climb when tired.

with Gareth uglow
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
Vincej 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Nevil
eel 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Duncan
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Bottled Savage Messiah and did this instead. Good route and quite hard work for the grade.

OffshoreAndy 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with ukc ash
stuaart ?/Jul/14 2nd


with Neil Redgrave
jon22 30/Mar/14 2nd
with switch
switch 30/Mar/14 Lead
with John S
TonyF ??/2014 -
Kirill 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Just as good as Suicide Wall. Did some bouldering afterwards.

Hidden 29/Dec/13 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 03/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Malc
vanderz 05/Oct/13 Lead dog
dan_blair87 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
TonyF ?/Aug/13 Lead
MikeDowsett ?/Aug/13 2nd

Tony led Savage Messiah. I followed on Sepulchrave to get the gear.

Dave Reeve 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
Jim Slater 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great climb, a bit mean only giving it one star.

with Trevor Wilson
mark4344 13/May/13 Lead dog

tough for grade. no rests on route, but great gear.

with Matt Payne
Davebryant 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Alex Taylor
kelliroberts3 05/May/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

I loved the top-out - awkward off-width! The lower part is tricky (still 5a?), too. Good route.

with Michelle A
Haydn Jones 24/May/12 Lead O/S
BRoe 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Alex nearly lost a cam.

climb the peak 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead dog
climb the peak ??/2012 -

ben fell of the crux ;)

climb the peak ??/2012 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

i proved there's certainly tonnes of gear in it and got way too comfortable in the top wide crack, traverse's were fun though!

with Chris
chrism225 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Becky E 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Very pleased to have got up this clean. Excellent route.

with Crispin
Stone Muppet 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Offwidth is gnarly!

with be, pe
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S

After failing crux of Fern Hill.

with Si 2
spacey 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 24/Sep/11 Lead
with spacey
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
domskezz ?/Sep/11 Lead

Very enjoyable apart from the top crack.

with Si
harold walmsley 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt

After failing on Savage Messiah due to wimpishness

with Colin Struthers
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead rpt
Ben1983 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tebs 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

The offwidth is the crux (and the toughest bit of the E2 as well!)

with Andy, mark
mark20 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
steveb2006 14/Mar/11 2nd
with Dave Taylor
Nick1812P 24/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Jamie
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead dog
Chubbard 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with C Godfrey
riddle 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
gordonday 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with clive
Glenn Sutcliffe 25/Jul/10 -
with Claire Reading, Neil Foster
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Cake 28/May/10 Lead dog

This cliff is steep! Rested on gear once and rested in a hole too.

with Angus
rubben ?/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Mike_Hayes 19/Sep/09 -
steve_biczyk 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
hamish2016 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Savage, Legendary Stu
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd
matsavage 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Sean Kelly ??/2009 -
TomHaigh 03/May/08 2nd O/S
with Fraser
Hidden ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd rpt
ASchwirtz 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Shona D'arcy
DavidR 09/Sep/07 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
russonly 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with AndyN
Stig 14/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Chris
chrishedgehog 14/Apr/07 2nd
with James
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
Pete Graham ??/2006 2nd
with Rick Graham
Gus ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Steve Bell 25/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Simon Lowe
CrashMat Rob 04/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Roget 23/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with jon
roncaves 26/Jun/93 Lead
with Ian Wadsworth
Hidden ??/1989 -
Tom V ??/1987 -
RichardMc 04/Oct/86 Lead
with Dave Langmead
Robmwatt ??/1986 -
uphillnow 09/May/85 Lead

again 2013

Andy Edgar ??/1984 Lead
charlesmfrench 12/Jun/82 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 25/Jul/81 Lead O/S
with Andy Nicholson
Mark Kemball 10/Jun/79 Lead
with George Mumford
Hidden ?/May/79 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?/Aug/78 2nd O/S
with Steve Andrews
Hidden 29/Jan/77 2nd
Derek Ryden ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Martin Moran
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