Rockfax Description
A popular route at the grade requiring a tricky move to stand in the break and one sharp pull just above. © Rockfax

FA. Unknown

robert-hutton 02/Nov/17 -
Ardo 23/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 12/Aug/17 Lead G/U

Pleased to get this after backing off a few years ago. Tough crux but went relatively easily, definitely 6a.

Brannock 12/Aug/17 2nd
James Thacker ??/2017 -
melv 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Good effort by Fi on second her hardest climb by far to date

with Fi
Deezel65 04/Jul/16 TR RP

Wanted to top-rope before leading and all seemed fair at the grade until stood in the top break and thought the move from that was desperate - at least 6a, but reading other comments maybe I missed something, couldn't see what though.

Nickc ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
RM199 04/Jun/16 TR O/S
loonylovegood93 04/Jun/16 TR dog
climber34neil 17/May/16 2nd O/S

With pete

Graeme Smithy 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Easy when you know how - about E2 5C but might as well be 6c until you spot the sequence. Freezing cold hands do not help.

will9911 05/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 10/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
eduardo 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt

Took a ittle time to find a non-reachy sequence for the crux, felt pretty smooth when I did. An improvement after dogging it a year or 2 back. Felt 5c to me.

with Ian W
Hidden 21/Jul/15 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Maddie 04/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Couldnt do the move

with Dan Hostford, LSMC lot, Alun, remus, Dennis999
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead
Dan Hostford 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
eel 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
Neal Jobling 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Bryan61
bryan61 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Gambit 11/Jun/15 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Nicholson
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
tebs 14/May/14 Lead O/S

Well worth doing. Took a while to work out where to go on the crux, I great sequence on fairly minging holds once sorted. E2/1 6a?

with Tim
Jono_LS16 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 02/Feb/14 Lead dnf

Couldnt do the crux move, so moved right and finished up the arete.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd
samt 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Andrew Hart
Hidden 17/May/13 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 30/Mar/13 TR

Led to the crux but backed off

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Pixie-Andy 19/Aug/12 2nd dog
masa-alpin 19/Aug/12 Lead β

A passer-by climber gave me some beta while I was struggling. The crux move was very reachy for me, a (very) shortie - solid 6b - it was the hardest move I have ever done in successful onsight on trad routes! Hence E3 6b for me. If it is 5c, then the overall grade should be E1 5c.

Hidden 27/Jul/12 2nd β
petellis 23/Jun/12 TR O/S

2 bastard hard moves and the risk of hitting the ledge - not a nice route

with Bex
J.Wells 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 29/May/11 Lead
Chris Craggs 10/May/11 2nd

Thin move to get stood in the break - 6a?

with Graham Parkes
Sam1991 17/Apr/11 2nd β

crux holds beta, very tiny holds, hard move, 6a

with Andy J and Mark
bigdrew 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Have seconded before. More like E2 6a

mark20 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 09/Oct/10 2nd β
with Mark R
mikeski 21/Sep/10 2nd
with PeteH
PeteH 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Route-finding tricky - and a bit eliminate - leading to much faffing at crux. Fine once I figured out the sequence and was happy with my gear.

Chris Craggs 14/Mar/10 TR
Hidden 14/Mar/10 TR
duzinga 14/Mar/10 TR O/S

delicate and precarious moves.

with Omer
TonyF ??/2010 -
Tony Holdsworth 02/Oct/09 2nd dnf

Martin couldn't manage the crux - not surprising really as it was drizzling and the rock was starting to get damp. Finished up the VS to the left.

with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 02/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Traversed off left. One to come back to in better weather and when I'm feeling braver.

with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 19/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Guido
Hidden 19/Mar/09 -
lowersharpnose 11/Mar/09 Lead

Take time to arrange gear.

with PeakDJ
Hidden 11/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Brown 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Henry
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead rpt
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Sankey 26/Aug/07 2nd dog

One rest

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Pythonist 14/May/05 Lead dog

Totally incorrect line shown in RF guide. Go either right or left of the centre of the scoop - E2 either way.

Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
robin heath ?/Aug/03 Solo O/S
with Carl Riley
skygodley 04/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with SarahM
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead β
with gaz
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/96 Lead
jcw ?/Oct/95 -

We'll sort of on a top rope!

with Martin Harris
Hidden 02/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/94 TR
Roget 28/Dec/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/91 Lead
roncaves 21/Apr/91 2nd
with James Thomas
Glenn Sutcliffe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
with keefe
keefe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
Hidden 04/Nov/89 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Sep/89 2nd
Michael Hood 22/Jan/89 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 10/Jun/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
Hidden ??/1988 -
Rob Davies ?/May/87 2nd
malc 20/Apr/87 TR dog
Billg 21/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 15/Mar/87 2nd
Hidden ??/1987 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/86 2nd dog
Hidden 31/May/86 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/86 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/86 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/85 2nd
sadams 06/Apr/85 Lead
Hidden 24/Feb/85 2nd
Bulls Crack ??/1985 2nd
with RW
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
uphillnow 01/Jul/84 Lead

probably lead earlier

Neil R 15/Apr/84 2nd
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 19/Nov/83 2nd
with Paul Clark
charlesmfrench 26/Mar/83 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/83 TR
Mark Kemball 25/Jan/83 2nd
with Paul Clark
andy gittins ??/1983 -
Gezzer ??/1983 -
Gezzer ??/1983 -
with Andy Towne
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
with Derek Hersey
nbotting ??/1982 Lead
Neil McA 03/Oct/81 2nd O/S
with Steve Hartland
Nic Robinson 07/Jun/81 Lead


Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson 26/Feb/81 Lead O/S

It was VERY cold.....

with Nick Bond
Hidden 07/Feb/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 -
ewar woowar ??/1981 -
Dave Musgrove 20/Sep/80 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
KRB 29/Jun/80 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Hidden 21/Jun/80 2nd
derekb ?/Jun/80 Lead
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
Chris Ellis 12/Nov/79 2nd
with Martin Veale
Mark Kemball 04/Nov/79 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Ian Jones ??/1979 2nd O/S

Very thin.

with Dave Greenald
Andy Edgar ??/1978 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
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