Rockfax Description
Steady climbing with a bit of a run-out. It remains a good lead although it is often top-roped, hence the polish. Pull through the bulge just left of The Directissima past a small wire to a thread. Continue past a peg, then join The Directissima below the final groove. Follow the groove to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Berzins, A.Cowell 1982

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Kimmi gayle 11/Aug/17 TR O/S
Adam Booth 18/Jul/17 TR O/S
samrad 22/Jun/17 TR

A few times at the end of the day. Can't help but think this would be nice bolted...

with Dominique
Hidden 27/May/17 TR rpt
Flavio 20/May/17 TR

Went scouting for gear and couldn't find any before the thread miles above serious ground fall. Decided not to lead especially after recent events.

Dogwood 17/Apr/17 TR dog
nickmoulden 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Steven1993 18/Sep/16 TR dog

Top roped warming up. Traversed in from Directissima to skip the roof really nice moves.

with Ben
Hidden 13/Sep/16 TR β
JamesTurnbull97 28/Jun/16 Lead β

Lowered down to check the treads and any gear. Climbed onsight, quite bold between the treads and when the 1 wire I placed promptly fell out when I climbed past it

nickmoulden ?/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with zoe bidula
Moondance 30/May/16 TR RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/May/16 TR
with Ben Morton
nickmoulden 20/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with zoe bidula
Luke Dawson 21/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Flo Tilley
Anna M 06/Aug/15 2nd RP
with Nige
Hidden ?/Aug/15 -
Hidden 05/Jul/15 TR
RFWilkie 05/Jul/15 TR dog

Shame this isn't bolted really! Would be a 3 star 7a/+. A few goes very nearly clean but got pumped at top.

Hidden 24/May/15 TR rpt
Adam Lincoln 04/May/15 -
Ben Grounsell ??/2015 TR RP
Dave Turnbull, BMC 05/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 TR dnf
Dave Turnbull, BMC 25/Jul/14 TR
with Toby Dunne
markalmack 20/Jul/14 TR β

Was thinking about leading this. Glad i didn't!

with TL
Kim M ?/Jul/14 2nd RP
with Nige
Hidden 21/Jun/14 TR
Shortarse.Crowley 03/May/14 TR O/S

A little pumpy, great for a warm up on TR

with Justin Critchlow
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/14 TR
Hidden 18/Mar/14 TR
Hidden 25/Jul/13 Lead
Ally Smith 09/Jul/13 TR rpt

3 laps as stamina training at end of evening

with jkarran
emily_allen 22/Jun/13 TR β
Ally Smith 12/May/13 TR
Hidden 09/May/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Wood for Trees 12/Aug/12 TR

I hope this is considered hard E5, I was mega done by the top. Good training

with Shrew
Ed Booth 05/Aug/12 TR rpt
akhughes ?/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/12 TR RP
thebigfriendlymoose 01/Jun/12 TR RP
with JohnM
DDDD 27/May/12 TR O/S
with Seb Grieve
Hidden 26/May/12 TR dog
Ally Smith 02/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 01/Jul/11 TR rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/11 TR dog
Hidden 12/Jun/11 TR rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/11 TR rpt
Hidden 14/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 08/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 12/Apr/11 -
Hidden 12/Apr/11 -
nickmoulden 07/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Dalvinda Dunning
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR dog
nickmoulden 23/Mar/11 TR rpt
with Steve Dunning
nickmoulden 02/Aug/10 TR rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/10 TR rpt
Brown 07/Jun/10 TR RP
with Jon B
nickmoulden 26/May/10 TR
with Tom Newman
Ed Booth 01/May/10 TR O/S


Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Adam Lincoln ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/09 TR dog
Ally Smith 25/Aug/09 TR O/S
Bennykr 17/Aug/09 TR O/S

did cleanly the toproped it like 4-5 times to get a mega pump, awsome route, would be a scary lead though

with Jonny
will9911 16/Aug/09 TR O/S
with will
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/09 TR RP
Hidden 20/Jul/09 -
steve_biczyk 04/Jul/09 TR rpt

About 7a...

with Emma, Keith & Dave
Hidden 31/May/09 TR RP
Toby Dunn 02/May/09 Lead
with Jon Fulwood
Boy ?/May/09 -
with Toby Dunn
datoon 04/Apr/09 TR
with MJ
Seymore Butt ??/2009 TR
Hidden 02/Aug/08 -
Ram MkiV 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with al & andy
Hidden 29/Jul/08 -
Hidden 24/Jul/08 Lead RP
morganator 18/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Graham Cooper
loonyclimber 05/Jul/08 TR RP

Clean second go after a couple of laps on Directissima to warm up. Would make a great 7a+ sport...

Hidden 05/Jul/08 TR RP
Hidden 17/Jun/08 -
Hidden 10/Jun/08 TR
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
joe larner 16/Sep/07 TR
ali_robb ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Jarin 20/Jun/07 TR rpt
with John
Hidden ??/2007 -
mattnuttall 12/May/06 TR rpt
with Bartosz 'Bart' Zurawski
mattnuttall 25/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Lead RP
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Andy Kassyk
innes ??/1999 TR
Mike Owen 06/Jul/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
nokishatov 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 09/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 07/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Tim Hatch
Roget 16/May/96 Lead O/S
with jon
switch ??/1996 Lead O/S
Alastair R ?/Oct/95 Lead RP
whispering nic ?/Aug/95 Lead
Cowflinger ?/Jul/95 Lead RP
robyn1 ??/1995 -
mattnuttall 06/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden
Steve Crowe 26/Jun/93 Lead O/S

Proper onsight. When to crag really early to try it before the crowds arrived. All the insitu gear can be backed up with small wires.

with KM
Dave Musgrove 28/Mar/93 TR dog
with Kim Greenald, David
Dave Musgrove ??/1993 2nd
with David
crossleysm ??/1992 TR
Mike Owen 22/Jun/91 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 24/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/90 Lead
Hidden ?/May/90 -
Dave Musgrove 27/Apr/90 TR β
with Kim Greenald
mark mcgowan01 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
andybirtwistle 12/Sep/87 2nd
with Ian Kyle, Bob Smith
Hidden ?/Jun/87 -
Mike Owen 17/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with Joe Picalli
Hidden 18/Jun/83 2nd
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