2 pitches. A great line that tackles the cracks in the smooth wall right of the Slab Routes. This is the original version which makes the most of the wall at a reasonable grade. There is an alternative second pitch at a bold E1 5b.
1) 5a, 28m. Start below a straight crack in the middle of the wall. Climb up easy ground to the crack. Follow this to some tricky moves to a small ledge then pull up left to another crack. This leads to a spike belay on Slab Route 1.
2) 4b, 10m. Climb direct up easy ground to a big ledge. Escape by walking of carefully leftwards from here.
2a) E1 5b, 12m. Move right from the belay to below a diagonal crack. Climb the crack and then the wall rightwards past a streak to the ledge. Small wires protect.

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Alan James - UKC and UKH 9 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Odd route. The climbing is really good but the top pitch appears to be very artificial and the one people are struggling with judging by the feedback. The original version which tackles the lower two cracks to the spike belay shared with Route 1, can then be finished direct easily to give a brilliant HVS 5a. The E1 5b alternative may give some good moves but it really is a variation on the better direct line.
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βeta: Odd route. The climbing is really good but the top pitch appears to be very artificial and the one people are struggling with judging by the feedback. The original version which tackles the lower two cracks to the spike belay shared with Route 1, can then be finished direct easily to give a brilliant HVS 5a. The E1 5b alternative may give some good moves but it really is a variation on the better direct line.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Bethan May Davies 25 Aug Lead
john lynch 25 Aug 2nd O/S
Wil Treasure 7 Jul Lead O/S
Arlo rogers 7 Jul 2nd O/S
tomchitson 7 Jul 2nd O/S Seconded after Jerome's brave lead. Nice moves, tricky to find feet at the start of the second pitch.
Seconded after Jerome's brave lead. Nice moves, tricky to find feet at the start of the second pitch.
Joshcastril 20 May Lead O/S
with Tom Simpson
with Tom Simpson
Hidden 20 May 2nd
Crews Arête 19 May Lead O/S
with Carolyn
with Carolyn
Hidden 7 Apr 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 7 Apr Lead O/S
with Ru
with Ru
beds74 27 Feb TR With micro traxion. Lovely route. Spied some gear on way up. Apparently people say NO gear... Rock n Ridge UK
With micro traxion. Lovely route. Spied some gear on way up. Apparently people say NO gear... Rock n Ridge UK
Dave Cundy ?? -
Ryan M Wilson ?? -
K Mckay 9 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Led in one
with joe.91
Led in one
with joe.91
joe.91 9 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with K Mckay
with K Mckay
mike reed 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Both pitches. First pitch was nice, but run out but easy enough. Second pitch.... Hmmmm. Must have gone the wrong way because it was short, easy and disappointing. Bold for sure, 1 runner, but super easy and never 5b.
with Di Gilbert
Both pitches. First pitch was nice, but run out but easy enough. Second pitch.... Hmmmm. Must have gone the wrong way because it was short, easy and disappointing. Bold for sure, 1 runner, but super easy and never 5b.
with Di Gilbert
ndraper1 ?Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tom Allan
with Tom Allan
Scott Quinn 27 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
with Ian Cooksey
with Ian Cooksey
Richard Alderton 12 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
watson.b 12 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
mikestr555 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S First pitch only
First pitch only
JohnFJP 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead first pitch, felt like low end 5a
with aiyer
Lead first pitch, felt like low end 5a
with aiyer
aiyer 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S P2
with JohnFJP
P2
with JohnFJP
crossdressingrodney 24 May, 2018 2nd O/S
antonymcphillips 24 May, 2018 Lead
samt 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S Great route on good rock. Agree, top pitch is bold and slightly intimidating from below, but the climbing is not as hard as it looks. Would probably get E35c in the Peak though!!
with Nic Kidd
Great route on good rock. Agree, top pitch is bold and slightly intimidating from below, but the climbing is not as hard as it looks. Would probably get E35c in the Peak though!!
with Nic Kidd
Hidden 5 May, 2018 2nd O/S
eel 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Anna
with Anna
Chris Reid 25 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Richard allen
with Richard allen
Fragmod 19 Sep, 2017 Lead
Hidden 16 Sep, 2017 Lead
FH 16 Sep, 2017 2nd
with SP
with SP
freudy_love 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Captain Solo 13 Aug, 2017 Lead Led in one pitch, didn't think top section was any harder than stepping off flake or particularly bold.
Led in one pitch, didn't think top section was any harder than stepping off flake or particularly bold.
Samcarr1991 8 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 30 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
DSM 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S On p2 went a couple of metres right then up the wall above. Rather sustained & essentially no protection whatsoever, not recommended unless you like that sort of thing!
with Andy Gittins
On p2 went a couple of metres right then up the wall above. Rather sustained & essentially no protection whatsoever, not recommended unless you like that sort of thing!
with Andy Gittins
andy gittins 25 Jun, 2017 2nd very run out on second pitch - unreasonably so for the grade!
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
very run out on second pitch - unreasonably so for the grade!
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Hidden 28 May, 2017 2nd O/S
cem 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S Led in one. I wouldn't disagree with the votes for E2 as the last 15m or so are scarily run out. A single dubious microwire was all I was able to place on p2.
with Ian Dillon
Led in one. I wouldn't disagree with the votes for E2 as the last 15m or so are scarily run out. A single dubious microwire was all I was able to place on p2.
with Ian Dillon
Paul Figg 6 May, 2017 AltLd
with Rachel Antill
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Ben1983 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
spidermonkey ??, 2017 - Lovely setting. Didn’t feel very technical climbing, but then there’s not so much gear
Lovely setting. Didn’t feel very technical climbing, but then there’s not so much gear
Petarghh 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
dprctr 26 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Lead P1 and 2. Didnt seem that hard despite a streaming nose and eyes due to the wind.
Lead P1 and 2. Didnt seem that hard despite a streaming nose and eyes due to the wind.
tom.ireson 26 Aug, 2016 2nd
with dprctr
with dprctr
Manc88 8 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead P1 - great HVS slab climbing and superb belay spot. Partner bailed left on second pitch and can't blame him - very bold and tough. Doable on a top rope, but would have been a very bold lead!
Lead P1 - great HVS slab climbing and superb belay spot. Partner bailed left on second pitch and can't blame him - very bold and tough. Doable on a top rope, but would have been a very bold lead!
Hidden 29 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 29 May, 2016 Lead
JendeHoxar 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
JonLongshanks 10 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S Good route and a solid lead from Jen.
Good route and a solid lead from Jen.
tjmillen ??, 2016 Lead
Scott Quinn 11 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 11 Oct, 2015 2nd rpt
bobpilgrem 1 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 HVS 5a. Second pitch VERY bold-good lead by Chris.
with Gudge
P1 HVS 5a. Second pitch VERY bold-good lead by Chris.
with Gudge
Gudge 1 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S P2.
P2.
Tom.Priestley 28 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Ran P1+P2 together. P1 is a lovely well protected HVS. P2 is a bit pokey. Critical bomber blue offset (must be an offset) and a brass offset 1 (might fit IMP 1) slightly higher was the main gear on P2 but I got quite high above them still on hard moves. Lots of good skyhook placements higher up but didn't have one with me. Finished up the rib of the slabs route.
Ran P1+P2 together. P1 is a lovely well protected HVS. P2 is a bit pokey. Critical bomber blue offset (must be an offset) and a brass offset 1 (might fit IMP 1) slightly higher was the main gear on P2 but I got quite high above them still on hard moves. Lots of good skyhook placements higher up but didn't have one with me. Finished up the rib of the slabs route.
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 2nd
swmackey 25 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with sihills
with sihills
Climbster 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S P2+3
P2+3
Bloke on a Rope 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1.
Lead pitch 1.
John Kelly 19 Jun, 2015 AltLd β Jk pitch 1
with MB
Jk pitch 1
with MB
BRoe 16 May, 2015 Lead O/S p1 + 3
with Millard
p1 + 3
with Millard
tmawer 17 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt Finished up the slabs as cold and pitch 2 dirty.
with Mike Norbery
Finished up the slabs as cold and pitch 2 dirty.
with Mike Norbery
sinistamonke ??, 2015 -
adie84 ??, 2015 -
DaveThexton 24 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Tim Bevan 24 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Good rock. Whilst partner was preparing for crux watched a sheep get chased of a cliff by the farmers sheep dog and die. Karma after he got mad at us for walking the wrong way through his field...
Good rock. Whilst partner was preparing for crux watched a sheep get chased of a cliff by the farmers sheep dog and die. Karma after he got mad at us for walking the wrong way through his field...
Hainsy 14 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Liam Ingram
with Liam Ingram
Liam Ingram 14 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Crux is poorly protected, committing and quite hard. Felt like a harder lead than Astra. Solid E2.
with Hainsy
Crux is poorly protected, committing and quite hard. Felt like a harder lead than Astra. Solid E2.
with Hainsy
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 -
WillCass 20 Aug, 2014 Lead Lead both pitches
with Monika
Lead both pitches
with Monika
chris smith 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Led second pitch, poor gear throughout, managed to get a couple of questionable small brass offsets. More like E2 for lack of gear.
Led second pitch, poor gear throughout, managed to get a couple of questionable small brass offsets. More like E2 for lack of gear.
net 10 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Ian Lawton, GPN
with Ian Lawton, GPN
GPN 10 Jul, 2014 Lead Good route - would be even better done as a single pitch!
with Ian Lawton, net
Good route - would be even better done as a single pitch!
with Ian Lawton, net
Hidden 17 Jun, 2014 -
rob.grafton 31 May, 2014 AltLd
with conor shepherd
with conor shepherd
Mark Eddy 31 May, 2014 AltLd Felt pretty nails. Not too well protected either.
with Joe
Felt pretty nails. Not too well protected either.
with Joe
Paul Figg 17 May, 2014 AltLd
with Rachel Antill
with Rachel Antill
Different Steve 3 May, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 12 Mar, 2014 -
papashango ??, 2014 AltLd O/S got lost on the 2nd pitch, so not E1, stunning panorama from the top of the crag
got lost on the 2nd pitch, so not E1, stunning panorama from the top of the crag
Peter Metcalfe 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd Led 2nd pitch - a bold and technical crux. Ran it through to top via White Gill Chimney.
Led 2nd pitch - a bold and technical crux. Ran it through to top via White Gill Chimney.
Shaw Brown 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd Led first pitch, very nice. Long run out on pitch 2, good one to second!
Led first pitch, very nice. Long run out on pitch 2, good one to second!
danimal88 12 Aug, 2013 2nd
with gforce, Rory climb
with gforce, Rory climb
Em66 ?Jul, 2013 -
with Freg1
with Freg1
Glenn Sutcliffe 9 Jun, 2013 Lead rpt
with Charl
with Charl
Pete Wimbush 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
JanBella 3 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S really nice slab climbing with an interesting crux
with frazer
really nice slab climbing with an interesting crux
with frazer
Hidden ?May, 2013 -
greenroom 9 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Attempting to string it all into one but bottled the second pitch in high winds. Left it to Matt. Only one wire protects the crux now, the other placement is at the bottom of the ghyll. E2 5b for me.
with Matt Foot
Attempting to string it all into one but bottled the second pitch in high winds. Left it to Matt. Only one wire protects the crux now, the other placement is at the bottom of the ghyll. E2 5b for me.
with Matt Foot
Hidden 13 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 20 May, 2012 2nd
tmawer 20 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1. Pitch 2 not too hard but bold.
with Jaime Robertson
Led pitch 1. Pitch 2 not too hard but bold.
with Jaime Robertson
Rog Wilko 20 May, 2012 2nd Did first pitch only, then direct from belay (easy). Makes a good HVS 5a pitch.
with Chris Vernon
Did first pitch only, then direct from belay (easy). Makes a good HVS 5a pitch.
with Chris Vernon
oliverk 12 May, 2012 AltLd O/S P2. Both pitches had hard moves a fair bit above poor gear, pretty tough.
with Mps110
P2. Both pitches had hard moves a fair bit above poor gear, pretty tough.
with Mps110
Hidden 12 May, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 12 May, 2012 AltLd
robertmichaellovell 12 May, 2012 AltLd delicate climbing
with Dan
delicate climbing
with Dan
victim of mathematics 7 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S Led P2. Steady climbing, but bold. One slightly wobbly hold was a bit perturbing.
Led P2. Steady climbing, but bold. One slightly wobbly hold was a bit perturbing.
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2012 2nd
Different Steve 26 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Led both pitches
with Emma Hawkins
Led both pitches
with Emma Hawkins
domskezz ?Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Great 1st pitch. Didn't find the last pitch too bad but may have not gone far enough right.
with Laurie
Great 1st pitch. Didn't find the last pitch too bad but may have not gone far enough right.
with Laurie
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd
steve prior ?Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Lead First Pitch
with Roger C
Lead First Pitch
with Roger C
harold walmsley 2 May, 2011 Lead O/S Ran 1st 2 pitches together. Whoever said p2 was only 4c/5a must have gone wrong way. Harder than p1 and only worthwhile gear is before you get going.
with Colin Struthers
Ran 1st 2 pitches together. Whoever said p2 was only 4c/5a must have gone wrong way. Harder than p1 and only worthwhile gear is before you get going.
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 27 Aug, 2010 2nd dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
John Pickles 18 May, 2010 AltLd O/S Good first pitch - decent gear and fair 5a. Second pitch up the thin flake crack is fair 5b but barely protected by 2 tiny wires. Very bold!
with Kieran Hodgson
Good first pitch - decent gear and fair 5a. Second pitch up the thin flake crack is fair 5b but barely protected by 2 tiny wires. Very bold!
with Kieran Hodgson
Martin Bennett 18 May, 2010 -
with Simno
with Simno
Hidden 8 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Cake 8 May, 2010 2nd β
with Adrian, LakesWinter
with Adrian, LakesWinter
Hidden ?May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
Cake 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Pitch 1 only. First E1 on anything but grit: Very fun and a bit scary
Pitch 1 only. First E1 on anything but grit: Very fun and a bit scary
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 12 Jun, 2009 2nd
Crofty 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P3 optional rib finish rather than scramble off left. Chris was steady on the 5b pitch, it would of been a scary lead, has a bit of crumbly moss on it
with Chris Gooder
Led P3 optional rib finish rather than scramble off left. Chris was steady on the 5b pitch, it would of been a scary lead, has a bit of crumbly moss on it
with Chris Gooder
Hammy 11 May, 2009 2nd
with Joe Gittins, Lee Paskin
with Joe Gittins, Lee Paskin
Hidden ?Apr, 2009 Lead
twoplates ?Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with ROBBIEB
with ROBBIEB
Seymore Butt ??, 2009 Lead
lanky ??, 2009 AltLd P1
with Mike
P1
with Mike
Nigel Coe 20 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with Amnon
with Amnon
Chris Wright 23 Jul, 2008 AltLd
Sarah R 3 May, 2008 2nd
with Andy Hobson and Claire S-J
with Andy Hobson and Claire S-J
Hidden 3 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Claire S-J ?May, 2008 2nd
Mark A Humphries 6 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S Me 1st pitch (5a), Rob 2nd pitch (5b)
with Rob Greenwood
Me 1st pitch (5a), Rob 2nd pitch (5b)
with Rob Greenwood
chris m fisher 28 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden 28 Apr, 2007 AltLd
ewen 11 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
John Kettle 11 Apr, 2007 -
reg_measures 3 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Claire and Kaitlin
with Claire and Kaitlin
plain kitten ??, 2007 Lead
Graham Iles 26 Jun, 2005 AltLd
Chris Wright 31 Mar, 2005 Lead
PennyL 29 May, 2004 AltLd O/S 5a, 5b - Lead first pitch.
with Jon Ascroft
5a, 5b - Lead first pitch.
with Jon Ascroft
Hidden 25 Apr, 2004 2nd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
French Erick 23 Apr, 2003 AltLd O/S
with DaveHK
with DaveHK
DaveHK 22 Apr, 2003 AltLd
with Erick Baillot
with Erick Baillot
arose ?Sep, 2002 Lead
with Emma Cochrane
with Emma Cochrane
NickJH ??, 2002 -
Andy Say 6 Jun, 1993 Lead
Hidden 31 Jul, 1983 Lead
DonnyDave 10 Aug, 1981 AltLd
with Ian Freebie
with Ian Freebie
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