Rockfax Description
The elegant groove breaking out of The Directissima succumbs to sustained and powerful bridging in a wild position. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Sowden 1987.

Ticklists: Yorkshire Limestone Graded List.

Hidden ??/2017 -
keefe 24/Jul/16 Lead RP
JamesTurnbull97 26/Jun/16 Lead RP

Always looked at the groove and thought how cool it looks, finally got round to trying it and it didn't disappoint. Pleased to get it 1st proper RP go, 4 goes today and 1 at end of last session.

millsy 19/Jun/16 Lead RP
with James Foley
marky 05/Oct/14 Lead RP

Great route - technical and powerful. The pinch finally dried!

with Sharon
thebigfriendlymoose 07/Sep/14 Lead RP

Finally, the final holds dried from dripping to merely wet! Utterly brilliant route. The crux groove is sustained and powerful with nary a moment that doesn't feel desperately tenuous and untoward (8a if there were any hardish moves before or after the meat?). Could do with a few of the bolts lowering by 0.5m.

with Stephen
Ally Smith 03/May/14 Lead RP

Excellent - should see more traffic

JM 02/Jun/12 Lead RP

Excellent route, don't know why it doesn't get more attention!

with Dave Pinnington
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Cassidy 17/Aug/06 Lead RP
with Scottish Raiding Party
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 13/Aug/06 Lead RP

Briefly tried a few years ago, but too dirty. 1st RP. Qual.

with Nic Sellers
Boy ??/2006 -
ukb & bmc shark ?/Aug/97 Lead RP
robyn1 ??/1995 -
Mike Owen 16/Sep/90 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
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