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An excellent direct route with an intense sequence above the second bolt which is tricky to read. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 2003

Ticklists: Peak sport.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 23/Apr Lead O/S
with Roisin
Hidden 10/Apr TR dog
Andrew1 24/Sep/16 Lead

2nd go

with Dan
Hidden 18/Sep/16 TR
jamiev 11/Sep/16 Lead RP

2nd go. Pretty good route.

with Tim Parkinson
jdawz1 30/Aug/16 Lead
with liam
K Farrell 29/Aug/16 TR dog

Got nice and tired trying the crux, kind of worked out a way I could do it(?) but it involved a lot of dangling. Climbing up to, and above the crux is pretty steady.

Dave Warburton 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Rob slarke 27/Aug/16 Lead RP
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Rocky 07/Aug/16 Lead RP

So happy to do my first 7a+ ... oh wait ... :-(

with Chris S, Llin, Si, Ro, Remus
chrisscutt 07/Aug/16 Lead β
with michelle , remus
brices 07/Aug/16 Lead β

Great little route, great beta from Michelle made it feel steady

Rocky 06/Aug/16 Lead dog

Worked out the sequence. Felt droppable in two places.

with Ro
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt
soph 27/Jun/16 Lead dog
Dave Mayes 07/Jun/16 Lead RP

Not very independent.

with Emily
Hidden 04/Jun/16 TR dog
henry.jeffreys 04/Jun/16 Lead RP


with Em K
Sarah Pashley 31/May/16 Lead RP
Ash Sayers 31/May/16 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead RP
Adam24B 28/May/16 Lead

Failed at the "intense crux" on the onsight but got it next try

with Steaph Chaimbeul
Greg Cunningham 23/May/16 Lead β
with Katherine Schirrmacher
Alan James - UKC and UKH 15/May/16 Lead RP
mattwyles1 13/May/16 Lead rpt

Fell off mid crux, pulled back on, climbed through crux all way to top. Couple of comical top ropes forgetting beta.

with Mike, Scott
andyman666999 08/May/16 Lead dnf

Wasted myself at the crux, just could not see how to move off the side pull and the pinch. Need to invest in a clipstick and figure it out ! Get the feeling I was missing out on footwork.

with Martin
nath_casper ?/May/16 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead dog
Jim pratt ??/2016 Lead O/S
Jack93 01/Oct/15 Lead RP
Eddie Shelbourne 13/Sep/15 Lead RP
Dan Hostford 06/Sep/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
Bring_us_Oneil 27/Aug/15 Lead RP
kiwicat1 17/Aug/15 Lead G/U
merlin138 16/Aug/15 Lead RP
afrosam 16/Aug/15 Lead RP
Trisha Murphy 16/Aug/15 Lead RP
Matt Fry 16/Aug/15 Lead β

Retro flash.

with Merlin
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead RP
Alex Handley 16/Aug/15 Lead RP

Tried this years ago thinking it was 6B.. my guidebook reading skills haven't got better.

Toby Dunn 25/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Rupert Davies
Matt Cooke 19/Jul/15 Lead β
with Ella, ChrisDavis
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead RP
Stoney Boy 10/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Tim Gould
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead RP
benkelsey 02/Jul/15 Lead RP


with James Oswald
shaunhumphreys 02/Jul/15 Lead RP

cool route 3rd go felt steady once id figured out what to do

Nick1812P 23/Jun/15 Lead G/U

2nd go, very goey at the crux.

with Chris S
AdamBrown 21/Jun/15 Lead β

Super enjoyable flash

tebs 21/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Sadie, Phil
David Sherratt 18/Jun/15 Lead
sishaw 18/Jun/15 Lead RP

Eventually in the bag and well pleased. Did it twice, once after a fall from crux lowered off the first bolt then up and then after a rest from the ground up. I'll take that as improvement and keep on training.

sishaw 12/Jun/15 Lead dog

Cleaned on top rope and lead with rest through hard section. Just need to remember my foot sequence and will get it next go...

Max Lowry 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
najki_2000 06/Jun/15 TR RP

Clipsticked up this after redpointing the 7a to the left just to try the moves. Cruised it on top rope with a horrible headache. Might go back for the lead. Cruxy. Good rests

with Chris Rose
Hidden 06/Jun/15 TR
sishaw 05/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Coming together now, hopefully next go.

with Tim
henry.jeffreys 25/May/15 Lead dog

Will go fresh

tomchitson 25/May/15 TR dog
raymondlinklater 25/May/15 Lead dog

Could get it in two halves. Was too tired/ill to get it clean. Will go fresh for sure.

thebigfriendlymoose 23/May/15 Lead RP

2nd go

with Stephen
emily_allen 21/May/15 Lead O/S
doman11hate 17/May/15 Lead RP
with Mark
sparkass 17/May/15 Lead RP
with Rob Lovatt
Albert Exley 16/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
sishaw 04/May/15 Lead dog

Hard move through steep section need to be wired, everything else I got first go on first lead attempt. I'm hoping this will go next visit.

with Chris Hindley, Si Willshire, Nick
Matt Groom 04/May/15 -
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead rpt
giuly 19/Apr/15 2nd dog
with Chris Saunders
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead RP
Tophe 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 17/Apr/15 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Sankey 16/Apr/15 2nd RP
with Andy E
deacondeacon 12/Apr/15 Lead RP

Second rp attempt. First 7a I've done, well chuffed :)

wintermute 12/Apr/15 Lead RP
with Deacon
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead RP
RKirke 03/Nov/14 Lead RP

Nice moves once I'd got them figured out.

with Banksy
MischaHY 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead dog
giuly 07/Sep/14 Lead dnf
with Neal
MartinPL 31/Aug/14 Lead
marclloyd77 24/Aug/14 Lead RP

First RP

psborland 23/Aug/14 Lead RP


with Nick
innes 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Ruth
Marti999 02/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Debbie
AsleepOnBelay 29/Jul/14 Lead dog

Dogged the crux. Hopefully get it next time knowing the beta.

with oxford john
Nick Sherring 27/Jul/14 Lead RP

Went OK today with fresh fingers. Very sequency crux which isn't too bad once you've worked it out. Hard 7a.

Jake Young 26/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Mark R
Qisheng Xie 24/Jul/14 Lead RP

At the crux use a simple foot step over to ease the move.

Aaron.Clifford 24/Jul/14 Lead RP
Ally Smith 22/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Think I might have done this before, therefore retro/amnesia-flash?

Nick Sherring 13/Jul/14 Lead dog

Very nice climb with great moves, pretty cruxy though. I think once crux sequnce dialled and feeling fresh it wouldn't be too bad. Hard 7a overall is fair.

Charlie Noakes 10/Jul/14 Lead RP

2nd go, nearly flashed it.

Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with phil
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead β
jwpil 21/Jun/14 Lead RP

First RP

with Jake
Hidden 16/Jun/14 Lead RP
dominic lee 12/Jun/14 Lead
with andy elliot
dom94 06/Jun/14 Lead RP

Not too tough once I worked out the sequence through the second bolt, but would be tricky to onsight

with Calum H
mic_b 20/May/14 Lead RP
with Heidi
Duncan Campbell 16/May/14 Lead RP

1st RP hard to read on the onsight. One hard bit by second bolt easy once you know how. Nice

with Oli Grounsell
JRae 04/May/14 Lead
w.pettet-smith 04/May/14 Lead

Hard for 6 c! Oh, wit a minute, it's not 6c. Nice techy but army at the same time

with jonny
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead RP
bigdrew 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Eve
eel 19/Apr/14 Lead dnf
with Andy J
Adam_42 19/Mar/14 Lead RP

2nd RP attempt. One of the best UK sport climbs I've done.

with Joey Capper
spidermonkey09 16/Mar/14 Lead RP

Stuffed sequence several times before thinking clearly and getting it, nice route.

TRFrost 16/Mar/14 Lead RP
with J. Hulbert
Neil Amos ??/2014 Lead O/S
BJLittler ??/2014 Lead RP
petellis 05/Oct/13 Lead β

1st go this time.

with Broomy
Ian Broome 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
petellis 28/Sep/13 Lead dog

Well pleased with this - got every move but was too spanked to make the link.

Somerset swede basher 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Adam
Jonny Nick 31/Aug/13 Lead RP
with eleytim
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead dog
Robnort 27/Jul/13 TR dnf

Got to 2 nd clip , couldn't hold to reach over with right hand :-(

with Sunil
Sam Marks 25/Jul/13 Lead RP

Tricky technical climbing in the middle, good route.

with Jack Hodgson, Matthew Ferrier
Matthew Ferrier 25/Jul/13 Lead RP

1st RP - seems to be a recurring theme, must try harder on the onsight. Good technical crux and a fine, balancy section just below the lower off.

soph 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
samt 16/Jul/13 Lead
with Nic Kidd
alek 06/Jul/13 Lead RP


Louise Hall 06/Jul/13 TR dnf

Great moves at the crux, couldn't get past the second right hand sidepull.

Laurence Everitt 06/Jul/13 Lead RP
Dave Turnbull, BMC 02/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Debbie Birch
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
petellis 09/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Out of beans

with Broomy
Ian Broome 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt

2nd go today, tricky.

tebs 06/Jun/13 Lead RP

Took a few goes to figure out the crux, even with good beta. Nice, sequencey moves.

with Martin, Phil
AshWH 03/Jun/13 Lead β
with crew
karol dubas 02/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Pawel
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Oli, H, Rach & Phil
chiverstom 19/May/13 Lead RP
with Alice
Hidden 08/May/13 Lead O/S
Stig 08/May/13 Lead RP

Ist RP. Been on it years ago though.

with Simon
Nick Sillem 07/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
martroberts 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Good route. Found it hard and committing as I had to throw twice for poor holds

miastacey ?/May/13 Lead β
with Bob Smith
miastacey 28/Apr/13 Lead β
with Bob Smith
realbobsmith 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead RP
markalmack 02/Sep/12 Lead β
richardr 01/Sep/12 Lead RP

2nd go

with K
goddamm7 11/Aug/12 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
justin c 09/Aug/12 Lead

Best route of this grade on the buttress! great fun .. Well done steph! 3 7a :)

with steph crowley
Jonny Slarke 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
leon 28/May/12 Lead RP

3 goes on top rope first, mainly to work up some bravery. Really please to get my first 7a @ chee dale.

with Rob Adie
Chris_barr 26/May/12 Lead RP
with Guy
Hidden 22/May/12 TR
Shortarse.Crowley ?/Apr/12 Lead rpt

absolutely awesome climb- got it on the third go. Slipped off the crux on the onsight then unluckily slipped off the easy climbing at the top on the second go! Finally made it third. Crux at the bottom, rest is just stamina with one small rest :)

with Justin Critchlow
Harry Thorpe 25/Mar/12 Lead RP

Very good crux sequence.

adie84 ??/2012 -
dohart 08/Sep/11 TR dnf

did all the moves on the lower part (the hard bit) couldnt link it in one go. hard sequence

with zippy
drysori 04/Sep/11 Lead RP

Second go.

with Jon L
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Aug/11 -
Hidden 28/Aug/11 -
Hidden 28/Aug/11 TR dog
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 13/Aug/11 Lead dnf

too tired to try my first 7a, ill be back though

Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
pr1984 07/Aug/11 TR dog

Got all the moves sussed on top-rope - great crux sequence.

Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden 19/Jul/11 Lead
thrutch 19/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Sven
Si dH 11/Jul/11 Lead RP

Fell off the crux on first go up, went again after 1 minute's rest and fell off by the 4th bolt after forgetting my foot sequence. Belayed Chris on Countdown for a while then came back after a proper rest and it felt easy.

with Chris Foster
sishaw 02/Jul/11 TR

Hard but a few practices and might go. Found it hard after the crux too.

Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
jamesgodwin64 29/May/11 Lead dnf
with johnny, Phil Craven
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead RP
dan gibson 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Jus 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jake Shaw
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead rpt
James Oakes 14/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 12/May/11 Lead rpt
rubben 29/Apr/11 Lead RP

Fluffed onsight...blaming all the chalk confusing me ;)! Cryisy second go...huge rests including knee bar the whole way up! Great route!!!

with Marcus O'Leary
Marcus 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
cliffrad 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
LisaA 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Andy
bigdrew 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Lisa
Si dH 17/Apr/11 Lead dog

Think I should get this next attempt if I try when fresh - this was at end of the day after a year away and should almost have had it.

with Chris Foster
Dan Jenkin 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie Morrison
Michael Ryan 14/Apr/11 2nd
with Neil McAddie
jkarran 19/Mar/11 Lead RP

Initially foxed by the crux but it went ok once that was figured out.

with Grant
GrantB 19/Mar/11 Lead RP
with James
robandian ??/2011 Lead RP
bigie bob 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
nai 06/Sep/10 Lead β
with Andrew
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 27/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with loundsy
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead
belay bunny turned bad 08/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Liz, Dave
Brown ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 29/Jul/10 TR

Tried to lead, got moves on top rope, next time.

with loundsy
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead RP
scottski ?/Jul/10 Lead RP
Dan Lane 27/Jun/10 Lead dnf

tried to onsight it but the moves past the 2nd bolt were either about 8a or you had to go off route onto the 6c. not one to go back for.

with Dad
J.Wells 25/Jun/10 Lead RP
Dave Bond 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
SiW 19/Jun/10 Lead RP
with dpb
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 06/Jun/10 TR dog
tatz45 06/Jun/10 Lead RP

TR twice, led 1st RP.

nathanlee 05/Jun/10 Lead RP

2nd 7a - 4th RP.

with Dom Lee
thomasadixon 01/Jun/10 Lead dog

One fall/rest after the crux. Need more stamina!

with Alan
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
ukb & bmc shark 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sonia + family
Gambit 27/May/10 Lead RP

Quality crux sequence.

with Barney
smudge 25/May/10 Lead RP
mark20 22/May/10 Lead RP
Matt Fry 16/May/10 Lead RP

Technical, very good.

bigdrew 16/May/10 TR dog
Si dH 15/May/10 Lead dog

Need to go back for this when fresh. Did all the moves a couple of times but didnt manage to link it. Didnt feel too far away.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead β
dominic lee 09/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
gregoritos 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 24/Apr/10 Lead dog

Seemed ok, but out of energy.

with Tom
tskelhon 24/Apr/10 Lead dog

End of day, massive whipper, knackered!

Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd dog
highrepute 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
Joe Grondowski 17/Mar/10 Lead
john lynch 17/Mar/10 Lead β

pleased to get the flash, nice moves in bottom half.

with joe grondowski
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
mattwyles1 ??/2010 Lead RP
cymjt ??/2010 -
jujuheath 18/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/09 TR O/S
jondude 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
steve_biczyk 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Steady climbing apart from a few fingery moves in the middle. Good route.

with Emma Curry
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Aug/09 TR dog
Morgan Woods 23/Aug/09 Lead RP

Brilliant route with some long tasty moves, on generally good holds.

with Iain
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
leepip 03/Jul/09 Lead RP

sequency crux moves, nice and steady after that

with GUY VG
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead RP
Ian Broome 01/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
Joe Costello 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Matt and Mike
goi.ashmore 20/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Mark Hundleby
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Jun/09 Lead dog

About 5 falls from the crux which is easy to get to from the start. Not too bad

Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead β
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead dog
Oliver Branagan 30/May/09 Lead RP

1st red point, super sequence crux just floated through, felt easier than TR.

with Tommy M, Liam D
Hidden 24/May/09 TR dog
Ian Broome 02/May/09 Lead

1st RP

with Jo
figfour 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ken
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead RP
tedj234 30/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Kate Campbell
loonyclimber 13/Aug/08 Lead RP

Put the clips in then well and truely spanked it... first go! Rock on!

with Dave Mullett
OffshoreAndy 18/Jul/08 Lead RP
Mick r 16/Jul/08 Lead RP

Put the Clips in and reqorked the crux for Dave - his first 7a. lead it clean through first go easier than first time and must be easiest 7a in the Peak

with Dave L
dave_middleton 16/Jul/08 Lead RP

Top roped the moves then linked them all. My first 7a !

Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead RP
morganator 17/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Ivan Green
georgel 14/Jun/08 Lead RP

Ticked. Good route with one tough section close to the bottom

with sarah
Ian Broome 11/Jun/08 TR dog

Hardish crux, getting difficult to see holds. Have to return and do it clean

with Al
alaan 11/Jun/08 Lead dog

Took a couple of goes to get the move through the bulge - so many holds and they're all bad!

with Ian
georgel 24/May/08 Lead dog

must go back and finish this. Can do all the moves

with sarah
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead RP
Mick r 09/May/08 Lead RP

First ever 7a yehaa

with Tom
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead RP
skygodley 12/Aug/07 Lead RP

A nice little climb!

Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
derico 19/May/07 Lead RP
with Jonny
Andrew Barker 19/Apr/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
willackers ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob Napier, Dan Walker
Strong Steve 11/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
Alex Mason 11/Jul/06 Lead

good route with an awkward slappy crux. got first attempt after some practice on a dog. first 7a route on second day of sport climbing. this stuff is mint.

Ram MkiV 10/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Alex
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
robyn1 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead RP
kristian ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
nige ?/Sep/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
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