50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An old favourite with good and varied climbing. The first pitch is generally easy, but very bold. The upper corner is the opposite. Start at the toe of the buttress.
1) 4c, 25m. Climb the bold wall out left then back right - care needed on this pitch with loose rock and few runners.
2) 4c, 25m. Jam and bridge up the corner crack right of the arete. At the top, move out left onto the arete for an astonishingly exposed finish. © Rockfax

FA. F.Elliott 1933

Ticklists: The Peak: Past and Present, World Graded List, UK Classic Corners, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

AdamBrown 29/Jul Lead O/S

Probably would have been safer to solo the first pitch,​ or take some sellotape to keep the gear in place. Top pitch far more enjoyable even if I did have to cut loose to clear the pump in my legs. Ab'ed off to Windy Ledge then crawled through the cave to the start. Led both

with Nathan
Hidden 25/Jul AltLd O/S
JasonK 25/Jul Lead
with Nina
slab_happy 21/Jul Lead β

Second pitch only, combined with Tiger Trot. A bit of shouted beta ...

with Val
dashby 18/Jul Lead

Last time I led this I was 21. I am 68 tomorrow! What a climb!

with sam root
Hidden 11/Jun 2nd
the power 18/Apr -
peachos 26/Mar 2nd
with Graeme
Hidden 26/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar AltLd
AndyRogers 22/Feb Lead

Back for pitch 2 which didn't disappoint. Steep sustained 4c climbing with enough gear for even the most timid of leaders.

with Damo
Damo Grimley 22/Feb 2nd

Nice Second pitch we previously attempted first pitch my lead ok climbing until just beneath the belay gear disappears apart from a very old rusty peg which I took a big fall on due to rock splintering off the face, my foot was using the rock as it happened.

AndyRogers 16/Feb AltLd

Just P1 which is not only very run out but really not worth doing as the climbing isn't great. Damo took a huge fall on the rusty peg near the top after a hold broke on him. Peg seemed ok and we backed it up and abbed on it afterwards but would be suitors take care. Will be back for p2 which is why this climb gets any stars at all.

with Damo
Damo Grimley 16/Feb AltLd dog

First pitch best avoided poor quality climb loose rock, I took a big whipper due to rock coming away under my foot, the last section is only protectable with a steel peg which is rusty it took my fall but it did take a big shock load. Second pitch is a nice climb well protected sustained at the grade

James Thacker ??/2017 -
Chris Sansum 06/Nov/16 Lead O/S

P1 only. Then it tipped it down!

with Mela Price-Alexander, Richard Lade
ned_85 21/Jun/16 AltLd
with Claire McElwain
steve_biczyk 05/Jun/16 AltLd
with Emma
Juicymite86 14/May/16 -
BTphonehome 11/May/16 Lead O/S
with Matt
Deezel65 06/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led the top pitch - shame about the crapping bottom pitch - probably better coming from Tiger Trot. Really nice climbing with all the gear you can through in and the easy finish on the arête is in a quality position!

cragtyke 06/May/16 AltLd

led P1, adequate gear inc. 2 pegs

with Ross
alanblyth 24/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
JenShelley 24/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Alan
Andrew Sloan 27/Sep/15 2nd rpt

Top pitch only.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 27/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Just P2

with Andy Sloan
Kynabauchary 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. 2 pieces of gear on the first 25m (one being a stoney peg thread) little sketchy but pushed on anyway. Great ledge for 2nd belay with good gear. Second pitch was pretty awesome and varied. Good corner crack with good protection coming out to the arête at the top was pretty stunning. Abed down to windy ledge past the E5 climbs which was an added bonus

theotherpetehill 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S

P2 only

chrisallan 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

only P2 after tiger trot

john max 09/Jul/15 AltLd
john_ni 09/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 (send pitch is the better of the 2)

Hidden ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Darryl.h 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Lovely climb. With a a couple of long run outs. But good holds. Top is polished but are good alternative holds that can be used.

Matt Groom 11/Jun/15 Lead

Led the first pitch...easy but hardly any gear and loose rock. Exciting but not that fun!

with Harry Lewis
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead
AngelaC 30/May/15 AltLd
GermanAlex 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Lead both. First pitch is completely rubbish and avoidable, second pitch is good. I thought it was quite steady for VS, especially in comparison to What the Hell and How the Hell, so somewhat surprised at the grade opinions here. Bird flew out of a crack a foot from my face and scared the shit out of me...

with Jack
pulseroom 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Eyan Mallony
the power 07/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Just top pitch

with rob
dr_botnik 07/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Walked up path to access second pitch. Hard climbing for the grade, but well protected.

chris murnin 25/Feb/15 Lead
RM199 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Gambit 22/Nov/14 Lead β

Sopping wet, glad Shaun was tied down when my foot slipped off the first move and sent me flying off the ledge. Lead both pitches, way harder than VS in the conditions but little more drama

with Shaun, Rob Woon, Mark Leicester, Royston
irishguyinlondon 09/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the 2nd pitch, bit of a grunt on the overhang section

with roo finlayson
Anthony Dixon 02/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
rich_hw 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
hodge192 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch. Bit sparse on gear. Lead the top pitch which was awesome.

Hoyes 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

A bit chossy throughout.

Gav Williams 27/Aug/14 2nd
Jules Lane 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Given that this is Peak Limestone, not Pembrokeshire, it seemed to me pretty clean and not at all chossy. P1 although bold, was pretty clean, without the amount of veg typical of many Peak limestone first pitches and P2 although slightly polished in places gives pretty good, very well protected climbing. From above, Aurora Arete looked much more vegetated, so glad I did not do that for P2.

Batt 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Can't say in enjoyed it, all too loose, even for Stoney

Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
cathymiller 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Guidebook (Rockfax) says P2 is brilliantly exposed, but it was a bit of a let-down. Should have done Aurora Arete HVS instead, looked much better. All a bit chossy though.

Fragmod 09/Jul/14 Lead
Jack Loftus 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with John Weirs, Mat Brown
Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 24/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Maia
Alan James - UKC and UKH 22/Jun/14 Lead
Andy Peak 1 16/Jun/14 2nd
the power 16/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Just top pitch

with Andy
Cake 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led both. First is awful. Second is best vs pitch I've done at stoney. There was nest with chicks in on p2.

Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd
MarkRoe 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Racing the sunset. Hugh's first multi-pitch.

woody99i 06/Jun/14 AltLd

2nd Pitch,thanks to Mark

Hidden 22/May/14 2nd
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
the power 17/May/14 AltLd O/S


crispycodd 04/May/14 2nd O/S

Some loose blocks but great position.

drolex 30/Apr/14 2nd


Matt Cooke 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
PaulFidler 13/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Didn't bother with 1st pitch

with ian kevin williams, John Cook
pulseroom 13/Mar/14 Lead
Phill Mitch 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with bleggs
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
sgl 15/Jul/13 AltLd
with Bart
tebs 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Good if you like this sort of thing

with Sam
Hidden 19/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
R2B 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 2nd
with Gavin Moy, Rick Cotgreave
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
jayrenegade 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Adrian
Tamati 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
JRigby 02/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/12 AltLd
kwaidy 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S


with sting
crag_hopper_Jay 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
sunshine.hannah 18/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead
Hedley 14/May/12 AltLd O/S
aldred 14/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch.

kenneM 22/Jan/12 Lead
with Steve Crosby-Jones
Andrew Sloan 01/Jan/12 2nd rpt

Climbed upper pitch only in the rain; tough in the wet.

Martin Haworth 01/Jan/12 Lead O/S

In the rain.

with Andy
Hidden ??/2012 -
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Polly4 ??/2012 -
Tony Holdsworth 11/Nov/11 2nd rpt

didn't bother with the first pitch.

with Tom Reed
Reedymc 11/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Only did the second pitch. nice climbing if this is the correct climb :/

Oliver Branagan 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Skipped p1 today. P2 O/S. Enjoyed.

with Miles M
nickmattia 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Must be said some loose/wobbly/chossy rock. Easy climbing but take care. Good top pitch. P1 Steve. P2 Me.

stephenhartley 02/Aug/11 AltLd
garethb 24/Jul/11 AltLd
with cheque
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
M_W_Court 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Cartwright
braders94 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
James Oakes 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/11 AltLd
JRae 16/May/11 Lead

P2. Pretty rubbish / chossy.

with P Latham
joe1979 17/Apr/11 Lead
with matt s
Hidden 30/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
eonuk 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Just Pitch 2

with Wayne
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
dpmUK 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Pretty loose for one short section.

victim of mathematics 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Really excellent. The top of the first pitch has quite a lot of rattly holds, and is quite perturbing, but anybody who thinks this is HVS is in for a bit of a shock when they do any actual HVSs!

with Dan
Oliver Branagan 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Pitch 1.

with Miles M
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
natalie28 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Beautiful corner, really enjoyed this route!

with Rik
rikbattye 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Pown 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Guy Atkinson 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with James Fleming
Pete Graham 05/Jul/10 2nd
climbingrev 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Gorgeous Climb. Two quite contrasting pitches. I led top pitch - fantastic; masses of gear; a bit bold. Beautiful sunny day. Belaying on top was a treat.

Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
DavidR 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch - me; 2nd pitch - Hol. 1st pitch horribly loose with rubbish and spaced gear.

migs493 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Tom led first pitch, poor gear. Top pitch long and exciting.

with Tom
Ketu 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
tommo1664 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with mike smith
Graeme Hammond 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Just the 2nd pitch (had done the SHIT loose and scary 1st pitch before and as per original comments decided to walk up to the belay ledge) Good 2nd pitch and a much better climb without the 1st pitch.

with Rob
caradoc 15/May/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1 lead, quite nervy.

with john b
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd RP
Owl ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
Andrew Sloan 25/Oct/09 AltLd rpt
Martin Haworth 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Aa bit wet.

with Andy
daveclarke5 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Andy
Ketu 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
howlingbaboon 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great jamming forgave the large amlount of suspect rock.

with Page
Simon Davenport 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
Graeme Hammond 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S

We had to escape after 1st pitch due to heavy rain, which luckily only started just in after I'd finished the pitch as it was loose and lacking in much protection, making for a scary lead at VS, will walk up the path next time...

with Rob
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
KeithW 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Loose 1st pitch, then good hard crack/corner, made me sweat.

with Burj Langdana
lucasp 11/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch which was loose and not much gear. There are a couple of pegs though. Then Kev led second pitch of Aurora Arete.

with kev (lmc)
Lou Kennedy 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jul/09 2nd
Rob Grant 20/Jun/09 2nd
with Lindy
Jonathan Hall 02/Jun/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 02/Jun/09 AltLd

Lead first pitch

Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 AltLd
TomHaigh 06/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jarek
centurion05 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Harth
Jim Slater 07/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
Becky E 07/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch (the good one).

fizzy_elephant 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Lloyd Betsworth
IanJackson 22/Jun/08 Solo

looked amazing from the road, but the climbing wasnt that sustained.

matthewjc 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Luke
Hidden 09/May/08 AltLd O/S
TomHaigh 09/May/08 2nd O/S
with Paul Winders
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Jim Slater 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Second pitch only.

adam carless 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Ok, I'll have to admit, Stoney has some good climbs, this one has a great position and some pretty fun moves.

Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/07 2nd O/S
Mr Powly 02/May/07 Lead O/S
tom.e 02/May/07 2nd O/S

in 1 pitch

Oceanic ?/May/07 -
smudge 29/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Ricky
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd
cem 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Eric Olson
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S


roberto18 18/Nov/06 AltLd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden 08/Oct/06 Lead
MaccMark 21/Aug/06 Lead
with Val Young
Matt Bulmer 16/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Dave Dillon
aulda 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Only climbed second pitch

with Mark H
Phil1967 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Dan
smudge 09/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Phil
Nicos ??/2006 -
godusty ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/05 Lead
chrishedgehog 11/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Threw a few disposable holds off P1.

with Erwin Bottomley
Nicos 19/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
ukb & bmc shark 11/Dec/04 Lead rpt
with Mark Hundleby
robin heath 17/Jun/04 2nd
with Carl Riley
Hidden 16/Mar/04 Lead
fellgazelle ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Alan Haigh, Dave Fooks
Hidden 06/Nov/03 AltLd
Brown ?/Jul/03 Lead
with Jessika
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Carl Smethurst 08/Dec/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Laura
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel, Dave, Ben, Pete
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
barney@helmshore 23/May/99 2nd
with simon
Chris Murray 20/May/99 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch.

with Richard Bower
Hidden 03/Apr/99 Lead
John Marsland 20/Aug/97 2nd
with Dave Mould
Trobbo 04/Apr/97 2nd
with john blower
Roget 03/Nov/96 Lead rpt
with jon
Tim Bateman 17/Mar/96 AltLd
colin milton 07/May/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Chris the Tall ?/May/95 AltLd

I lead first pitch

with Bill G
robtrooper ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/93 AltLd
roncaves 11/May/93 Lead
crater 02/Aug/92 2nd
Martin Bennett 26/Jun/92 -
with Glenn, SF
Roget 25/May/92 2nd O/S
with Jonathan T
andrew300169 02/May/92 Lead O/S
with Pom
Mick King 31/Jan/92 AltLd

Lead p1

with Simon Walsh
nai ??/1992 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 05/Oct/91 Lead O/S
with Sandra
leathers ?/Mar/91 Lead
with Ed Hyatt
Iain Thow 07/Jun/89 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Paul Eastwood
Hidden ?/Nov/88 Lead
freeheel47 ?/Apr/88 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
with Leeds Crew
AndrewP ??/1988 AltLd
Hidden ??/1988 -
Allanfairfechan ??/1987 AltLd
with Steve Davis
Hidden ??/1986 -
Chris Wright 24/Oct/85 Lead
John Marsland 01/Jun/85 2nd
with George Shaw
Hidden 01/May/85 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/85 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
Andy Nicholson ??/1985 -
malc 09/Sep/84 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/84 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr/84 2nd
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
ukb & bmc shark 11/Dec/83 2nd O/S

First pitch only

with Bongo
Hidden 30/Apr/83 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1983 -
neilh ?/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with dave croker
Ena ?/Sep/82 AltLd O/S
with Martin Trouse
John Marsland 30/Jun/82 AltLd
with Ian Stopforth
mark-abz 24/Apr/82 AltLd
with Andy W
Gezzer ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
Bulls Crack ??/1982 AltLd dog

First lead fall!

with RW
Nic Robinson 07/Jun/81 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
ewar woowar ??/1981 -
telemark ??/1981 -
with Jim Sutherland
Hidden ?/May/80 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/80 -
jon ?/Apr/80 Lead
with Elaine
duncan ?/Mar/80 Solo rpt
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1980 AltLd
johnkeith ??/1980 2nd
with Alex Agnew
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Chris Terrey ??/1980 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi
babymoac ?/Dec/79 Lead
with MTW
Chris Ellis 01/Jun/79 Lead
with Martin Veale
tapley 31/Mar/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
duncan ?/Mar/79 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1979 AltLd O/S


Hidden ??/1979 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Nov/77 AltLd
with Steve Platt
beaumap ?/Jul/77 Lead
with Bernie Green
Hidden 09/Apr/77 2nd
Nigel Bond 13/Jun/76 AltLd
with John
Hidden 26/Mar/76 AltLd
Tom V ??/1976 -
uphillnow ??/1976 -
rogerskews ??/1976 -
GeoffG 30/Dec/75 AltLd
with tony bowker
Hidden 06/Jul/75 -
Hidden 28/Jun/75 2nd
Hidden 23/May/75 2nd
Mark Kemball 26/Apr/75 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 23/Mar/75 -
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Bob M ?/Nov/74 2nd

After Jal took a massive leader fall from top of first pitch.

with Jal Arustu
mikej 21/Mar/74 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Derek Ryden ??/1974 AltLd O/S
with Bob Harrison
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S

Followed up the route by Chris Bonington and Nick Estcourt.

Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
Martin Bennett 28/May/71 -
with JD
jcw 11/May/69 -

Also Jan 1989

with David Unwin
Hidden 02/Feb/69 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/67 Lead
mikej 18/May/67 AltLd
with Chris Bridge
Martin Bennett 21/May/66 -
with MT, CJE
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