2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A popular climb with two worthwhile and contrasting pitches.
1) HVS 5a, 25m. Follow a flake/groove then move right past a tree to gain a bigger flake/corner. Climb this to the break. Often done in its own right and pleasant enough.
2) 5c, 15m. Struggle desperately past a peg on the bulge and thrash up the groove above and on into the trees. © Rockfax

FA. R.Brown, A.Wright (aid) 12.63. FFA. Unknown Dec/1963

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Hidden 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Brannock 26/Aug/17 Lead rpt

P1 only

Sophie Nunn 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S

P1 only

with Mike R
Jim Slater 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1, good climbing all the way. Tough but cool final moves on P2.

Andy Peak 1 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S

In one pich, if it wasn't for the soil it wold be one of the best picked in the peak:-)

Simon Davis 06/Aug/16 AltLd
with Andrew James
The Grist 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt
AlexD 24/Jul/16 Lead

p1 only.

with Ed
ned_85 19/Jul/16 Lead

1st pitch only

with Robert Adie
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 14/Jul/16 2nd

P1 as a warm up

with Mark w
Simon Davis 07/Jul/16 2nd


with Tim P
Hidden 05/Jul/16 -
James Oswald ?/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Will led P1&2 in a oner. Amazing thrutching at the top.

with Will
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Great route. P1 would make a fantastic HVS in its own right, P2 was better than the 'one move wonder' it is sold as being in the guide - you even get to top out.

James Oswald 27/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Ace, lovely thrutching at the top!

The Grist 08/May/16 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 08/May/16 AltLd O/S

p2. 5 star trad thrutching

with Roisin
PaulTanton 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Lead
Jono_LS16 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

HVS Pitch

kermit_uk 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch, Andy second. Both good pitches!

bigdrew 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Top pitch is in pretty good condition - and is well good.

with Cam
PeteWilson 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

first pitch only, first trip to chee tor or any of chee dale. like the adventurous feel of the place, but its a shame much of the place seems forgotten and overgrown

with John P
danielroymoss 09/Jun/15 TR

1st pitch only, thin middle bit where its quite committing on polished footholds, handholds ok

Sidekick 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S


Adam Long 09/Aug/14 2nd

As one long pitch, quality E2

with Harry Pennells
JEP 24/Jun/14 -


Jules Lane 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S

First pitch only. Very good but quite strenuous.

with Dan
leon 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt

p1 only. i found it a real struggle to work out the moves, think i had exactly the same problem last time. i'm no good at chee tor grooves.

with Alex
madasten 18/May/14 Lead

P1 only, second time round, I forgot how good this pitch is!

with Anna, Miquel, Steph, Mike
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hannes B 07/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with DebsB
Colin Scotchford 21/Jul/13 Lead

pitch one only

davewsargent 14/Jul/13 2nd
with roman vj
jshields 14/Jul/13 2nd

First HVS pitch only.

Brannock 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

1st pitch only.

Si dH 07/Jul/13 2nd

p1 only

with Andy
Paul ablitt 22/Jun/13 Lead rpt
leon 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

P1 only

with Alex
Alex@home 19/Jun/13 2nd rpt

P1 only

with leon
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead β
Stig 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt

First pitch only.

with Simon
JaseSSDD 01/Apr/12 2nd

HVS pitch only

with Ian Barker
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
metal arms 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hannes B 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S

both pitches in conjunction with 'Of Youth' top .. memorable!

with Sam M
Hidden 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 Lead
with greg
Dan Lane 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First pitch only, good climbing with a goey crux.

with Jake Oughton
Ian Broome 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

1st pitch

with Simon
Reedymc 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S

First Pitch.

Tony Holdsworth 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Just the first HVS 5a pitch

with Tom Reed, Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 09/Jul/11 Lead β

First pitch only

with Tony
jamesgodwin64 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

hvs pitch only loved it though leader had a hardtime going past the crux but got up there in the end :)

with chris fox
nickmattia 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

P1 only.

with bartshaw
tebs 01/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Brown 01/Jun/11 Lead
with James T
Hidden 13/May/11 Lead dog
madasten 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 only. Got phsyched out by P2 as this was only meant to be the warm up route. The crux didn't look too physically difficult though, just committing.

with Miquel, Shaun
masa-alpin 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb route! I did in a mega single pitch, and I think that is the best way as you can avoid a factor-2 fall from the crux!

with Ed P
keith leonard ??/2011 AltLd
cymjt ??/2011 -
AsleepOnBelay 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S

First pitch only.

with Aengus
Cake 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S

First pitch

with Jeff, Angus
LittleClimbingMaria 05/Sep/10 -
cem 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt

P1 only

Hidden 18/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Sam1991 18/Jul/10 Lead dog

P1 only. Hard for HVS, very bold lower section before tree, fell going round arete into top flake, not too hard, just pumped. Nice climbing though.

with Andy J and Andy T
bigdrew 18/Jul/10 2nd RP

Backed off the lead.

Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
HimTiggins 26/Jun/10 2nd RP

Backed off, then followed Bart up it. Didn't fall off it, just not committing and being a fanny!

with Bart, John
tebs 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

HVS pitch only. Good climbing but the upper flake seems a little dubious. On Tim's gear mainly, quite hard.

with Jon, Tim
Dave Reeve 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Second pitch start good & well protected, found getting out of the niche higher up strong and then sustained to the top with not much chance to place gear, had to brush off dirt on a crucial hold too.. But good climbing

with Steve Cousins
Hidden 13/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
Paul ablitt 13/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Sarah
mark20 09/May/10 Lead O/S

P1 - tough HVS

Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
LittleClimbingMaria ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Nicos 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd
cem 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

P1 only

Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Just like your mum, nice cracks, good jugs and really dirty.

Ian Jones ??/2007 -
Coel Hellier 28/Jul/06 AltLd
with Pat
Stig 10/Feb/06 2nd dog
with Karl Walton + Chris
chrishedgehog ??/2006 Lead

I led pitch one. It was Baltic.

with James Rees
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 17/Jul/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Roget 24/Jul/01 AltLd rpt
Ropeboy 23/Jul/01 Lead

1st pitch

skygodley 20/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Ja
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
Scott McRae ?/Jun/97 2nd O/S

Much harder than 5c

with Martin Hore
Hidden 27/Apr/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/96 Lead
Billg ??/1995 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/1995 -
Martin Bennett 12/Jun/94 -
with SF
Stoney Boy 18/Jul/93 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

with Neil McCallum
Roget 14/Mar/93 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan T
crossleysm ??/1993 AltLd
with Guy Maddox
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
wbo 11/Oct/91 Lead O/S

Excellent route. Protecting the first move leaving the belay proved tricky, but super moves

with Chris Nott
Steve Crowe 11/May/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/91 2nd
NickJH ?/May/91 AltLd dog
with N Hancock
Rich Kirby 08/Apr/91 AltLd O/S
with Chris wiles
Hidden ??/1991 -
Hidden 26/Aug/90 2nd
mattnuttall 07/Jun/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
Steve Crowe 19/May/90 Lead O/S

Given E1 5a, 5c at the time. Only did the 5a pitch.

with KM
Campbell42 08/Apr/90 Lead
with Chris Wilson
Paul Clarke ??/1990 -
with Leeds Crew
morganator 11/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Stan Halstead
Hidden ??/1988 AltLd
rob.grafton ??/1987 -
Hidden 13/Sep/86 AltLd
Neil McA 19/Jul/86 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove 10/Jul/86 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
wynaptomos ?/Jul/86 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/86 AltLd
Derek Furze ??/1986 Lead
sadams 16/Jun/85 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Neil R 24/Jun/84 2nd
with Richard W
ukb & bmc shark 11/Jun/84 AltLd

Graded HVS then

with Stu Campbell
charlesmfrench 25/May/84 AltLd O/S
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Ian Jones ??/1983 -
with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli
Hammy 27/Mar/82 Lead
with Fai Kwong
Hidden ??/1982 -
Hidden 29/Aug/81 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/81 AltLd
Andy Stephenson 04/Apr/81 AltLd dog

Onto the rope a couple of times.

with Chris Plant
Rob Davies ??/1981 Lead dnf

Did P1 but fell off P2 when hold broke and lost interest

with Angus McLean
Andy Say 12/Oct/80 Lead
D Tempest 01/Jul/80 Lead
with Rick
Neil McA 04/May/80 AltLd

Given HVS at the time. Mick led pitch 2 and i was terrified following in the dark, then walked off the crag top in pitch blackness - never done that since!

with Mick Ward
Hidden ?/Apr/80 Lead
duncan ?/Jun/79 Lead RP
Nigel Bond 21/Apr/79 Lead
with Andy Brown
uphillnow ?/Sep/78 Lead
with Al Bennett
Mark Kemball 22/May/77 AltLd

Used a peg for aid on the second pitch.

with Paul Clark
Hidden 20/Mar/76 AltLd
Andy Edgar ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Mick Hardwick
petemeads 19/May/75 Lead
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