Rockfax Description
The classic of the crag gives sustained and varied climbing. Start below the long arching corner.
1) 4c, 30m. Climb the corner for around 10m and then step right to a small triangular niche (good runner). Head up right to a wedged but solid block (junction with Too Many Hands). Climb more easily up and left to rejoin the crack and follow it to a good stance and block belay.
2) 4c, 14m. Gain ledges just above the stance and climb the corner to the top, starting in the subsidiary corner on its left. © Rockfax

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Select VS Climbs in the Lake District, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Luke90 24 Aug Lead O/S
with agour
with agour
agour 24 Aug 2nd
with Luke90
with Luke90
Col Kingshott 14 Jul AltLd O/S
steveb2006 14 Jul AltLd Led shorter top pitch - both pitches good.
Led shorter top pitch - both pitches good.
gritstone7 14 Jul AltLd O/S
davidswannn 2 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun AltLd O/S
Hog Dog 21 Jun Lead O/S Great route. Wish I'd brought a couple of bits of larger gear
with Martin Hoggard
Great route. Wish I'd brought a couple of bits of larger gear
with Martin Hoggard
Hidden 30 Apr 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 30 Apr Lead O/S On a mission. 1hr 15 car to car. Fun route, well named; spiders, black lichen, newt eyes and all.
On a mission. 1hr 15 car to car. Fun route, well named; spiders, black lichen, newt eyes and all.
Haveyougotme? 27 Mar AltLd Cold, early morning. Bold in places. Good belay stance at top of P1 and great gear at top of climb. Care with descent if wet!
Cold, early morning. Bold in places. Good belay stance at top of P1 and great gear at top of climb. Care with descent if wet!
Mark Kemball 29 Sep, 2018 2nd
Pero 27 Jun, 2018 2nd
topsyturvy 27 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S in 1 pitch
with Pero
in 1 pitch
with Pero
yllo 17 Jun, 2018 -
ninastirrup 4 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Mum
with Mum
Ems_82 16 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 16 May, 2018 2nd rpt
AndyT4 1 Apr, 2018 2nd
with RWB1986
with RWB1986
RWB1986 1 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Really really enjoyed this
with AndyT4
Really really enjoyed this
with AndyT4
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 2nd
CMoore 14 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Robbie Blease 12 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S lead p 2
lead p 2
Hidden 12 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Stanners 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Brilliant and varied. Well worth 2 stars.
Brilliant and varied. Well worth 2 stars.
martrin 14 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Alpenglow 9 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Crux required commitment. Suspect block on 1st pitch after crux was concerning. Good route with sustained interest otherwise.
with Dave B
Crux required commitment. Suspect block on 1st pitch after crux was concerning. Good route with sustained interest otherwise.
with Dave B
crag_hopper_Jay 28 May, 2016 Lead O/S
duncana 15 May, 2016 AltLd Good route, interesting varied climbing.
with Pippa Archer
Good route, interesting varied climbing.
with Pippa Archer
Matthewskinner 11 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
x12dan34 11 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Lovely climb. Awesome position,L,p1 found gear to favour cams. The Step out move on 1st pitch requires a deep breath. Made easy by a cheeky crimp(found once out) some suspect rock, move quick over hollow sounding flake. Linked with santa fe.
Lovely climb. Awesome position,L,p1 found gear to favour cams. The Step out move on 1st pitch requires a deep breath. Made easy by a cheeky crimp(found once out) some suspect rock, move quick over hollow sounding flake. Linked with santa fe.
BTphonehome 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 8 May, 2016 2nd
Mike Hewitt 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
JonLongshanks 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Only just seconded the first pitch, found it very hard for 4c, just me? Had a stern word with my pathetic self and led pitch 2 (felt bold). Topped out just into the last warm glow of a dying sunset. Woop.
Only just seconded the first pitch, found it very hard for 4c, just me? Had a stern word with my pathetic self and led pitch 2 (felt bold). Topped out just into the last warm glow of a dying sunset. Woop.
Burty21 1 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
net 6 Sep, 2015 2nd
with GPN
with GPN
GPN 6 Sep, 2015 Lead
with net
with net
Julian Prieto 16 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with hector
with hector
deacondeacon 5 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Nice route. Got really nervous on this. It's not as green and minting as it looks from below.
Nice route. Got really nervous on this. It's not as green and minting as it looks from below.
the power 5 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
WildCamper 29 Jun, 2015 2nd
hotfeet 13 Jun, 2015 Lead
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
Stewart_DarkSide 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Climbed as single pitch, fantastic route! Thought move across to niche more about commitment than difficulty. Good rock, plenty gear positions (Dave seconded with ease), and a glorious sunny evening - couldn't ask for more!
with Dave
Climbed as single pitch, fantastic route! Thought move across to niche more about commitment than difficulty. Good rock, plenty gear positions (Dave seconded with ease), and a glorious sunny evening - couldn't ask for more!
with Dave
martintom 30 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Ed Wray
with Ed Wray
Hidden 7 Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden 7 Apr, 2015 2nd
Hidden 7 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt
Hidden 4 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
sea_lene 7 Feb, 2015 TR β Climbed in one pitch on a shunt. Perfect early spring morning - removed the bramble bush guarding entry into the second pitch groove. Stepping out right on first pitch felt airy again - not clear at what height would be easiest...
Climbed in one pitch on a shunt. Perfect early spring morning - removed the bramble bush guarding entry into the second pitch groove. Stepping out right on first pitch felt airy again - not clear at what height would be easiest...
John Kelly 3 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S pitch 2 was crux
with MB
pitch 2 was crux
with MB
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
sea_lene 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Abbed off the top of pitch 1 due to starting late, climbing as a three and lack of sunlight. Some gardening done, but fantastic rock, route and positions...
with Ruth Rinaldi, Geoff Rinaldi
Abbed off the top of pitch 1 due to starting late, climbing as a three and lack of sunlight. Some gardening done, but fantastic rock, route and positions...
with Ruth Rinaldi, Geoff Rinaldi
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Paul Baxter 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
55pete55 22 Jul, 2014 2nd
Mike_Hayes 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 28 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 2nd
nick ferro 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S In 1 pitch
with C R Lucy, Delta Farce
In 1 pitch
with C R Lucy, Delta Farce
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
martrin 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd
dkd 29 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
helenstuart 21 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Adam.May ??, 2014 Solo
climbingrev 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Really nice VS. enjoyed this, a great start to our lakes weekend. Two pretty contrasting pitches. 1st some nice wall climbing in a groove (not really a chimney as in FRCC), then too pitch a good slab, overlap, then tight groove.
Really nice VS. enjoyed this, a great start to our lakes weekend. Two pretty contrasting pitches. 1st some nice wall climbing in a groove (not really a chimney as in FRCC), then too pitch a good slab, overlap, then tight groove.
bobpilgrem 26 Jul, 2013 2nd
with CMC
with CMC
pauldrew 26 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Bob Pilgrem, Catriona Drew
with Bob Pilgrem, Catriona Drew
Nigel Coe 9 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Pete Kelly
with Pete Kelly
Em66 ?Jul, 2013 Lead
with Freg1
with Freg1
Hidden 15 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
winst0n ??, 2013 AltLd O/S
jandyd05 31 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S A bit wet and vegetated at start but got better. I don't think the gb description of a chimney is right it's more like a corner crack. P2 finished in heavy rain which made descent in rock shoes interesting !
A bit wet and vegetated at start but got better. I don't think the gb description of a chimney is right it's more like a corner crack. P2 finished in heavy rain which made descent in rock shoes interesting !
Max Streeton 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd
tomshanti 5 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S max p1,me p2.great traditional style climb,solid VS all the way.getting progressively wetter as we went..!
max p1,me p2.great traditional style climb,solid VS all the way.getting progressively wetter as we went..!
treg 4 Jun, 2012 2nd P1 only. Solid lead by Rach. On the tougher end of VS I think.
with Rachel
P1 only. Solid lead by Rach. On the tougher end of VS I think.
with Rachel
martrin 26 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
55pete55 26 Jul, 2011 2nd
andymoin 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Very nice lakes climbing good holds good moves and flowing. Climbed as one pitch, the slab on what would have been pitch 2 was exciting.
with Neil Mackenzie, Mark Jarvie
Very nice lakes climbing good holds good moves and flowing. Climbed as one pitch, the slab on what would have been pitch 2 was exciting.
with Neil Mackenzie, Mark Jarvie
Neil Mackenzie 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
with Wee Mark, andymoin
with Wee Mark, andymoin
Woodiee 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Peter Strong
with Peter Strong
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Bob M 19 May, 2011 Lead Excellent first pitch - a bit intimidating but easier and better protected than it appeared.
with Chris Bristow
Excellent first pitch - a bit intimidating but easier and better protected than it appeared.
with Chris Bristow
y2keable 30 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Nice climbing up the corner chimney thing.
Nice climbing up the corner chimney thing.
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
vix 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Chris lead first pitch, I lead second pitch
Chris lead first pitch, I lead second pitch
Kirill 24 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Led the 2nd pitch
Led the 2nd pitch
Adi Hooper 26 Sep, 2010 Lead
with Dave Rogers
with Dave Rogers
joshen 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Little B 8 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 8 Aug, 2010 AltLd
nickstephens 11 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2010 Lead
kato'sdad 19 Sep, 2009 AltLd Wet.
Wet.
RobSimmo 19 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
jl 20 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with pennyb
with pennyb
Hidden 14 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Barry D 14 Jun, 2009 Lead
with Trish
with Trish
Hidden 13 Jun, 2009 -
chris m fisher 11 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Pete + Nia
with Pete + Nia
Hidden 11 Jun, 2009 Lead
rob1 31 May, 2009 AltLd
Andy Clarke 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S A bit dirty to start, but well worth doing. Led P1.
with rob1
A bit dirty to start, but well worth doing. Led P1.
with rob1
Marq 24 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 7 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Nic Dill
with Nic Dill
rholdswo ?Mar, 2009 -
rholdswo ?Mar, 2009 -
nia ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden 24 Sep, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
PennyL 16 May, 2008 AltLd O/S Lead first pitch (4c, 4c). Was really nice - a bit dirty and some good route finding.
Lead first pitch (4c, 4c). Was really nice - a bit dirty and some good route finding.
Hidden 4 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Iain Brown 25 Jul, 2007 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
Peter Metcalfe 9 Jun, 2007 Lead Harder than it looks! Great climb though. A hot and humid day: went for swim in Wastwater afterwards; freezing cold - not recommended!
with Anita Goldsworthy
Harder than it looks! Great climb though. A hot and humid day: went for swim in Wastwater afterwards; freezing cold - not recommended!
with Anita Goldsworthy
chris m fisher 6 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Don
with Don
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 31 Mar, 2007 2nd
with 8848
with 8848
Hidden 31 Mar, 2007 Lead
fellgazelle ?Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Mark Vandome
with Mark Vandome
Peter Metcalfe 15 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with Amy Curry
with Amy Curry
Rhiannon 11 Jun, 2006 2nd
with Stu
with Stu
Hidden 25 May, 2006 Lead
ilikemonkys ??, 2006 2nd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10 Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Shaw Brown 23 Jun, 2004 AltLd
with David Jones
with David Jones
biggianthead 27 Aug, 2003 -
with HT
with HT
Rog Wilko ?Jun, 2003 AltLd Thought pitch 1 was 5a
Thought pitch 1 was 5a
Hidden 19 Apr, 2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead
Hidden 17 May, 1998 Lead O/S
steve prior ?Aug, 1997 Lead
with Andy C
with Andy C
Neil Conway 9 Jul, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Steve Hardy
with Steve Hardy
Mick King 8 Sep, 1996 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Karl Lunt
Led P2
with Karl Lunt
biggianthead 6 Apr, 1995 -
with HT
with HT
Dave Cundy ??, 1993 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jun, 1992 2nd
Alan Scowcroft 23 May, 1992 AltLd
stewart murray ??, 1989 AltLd
with Stewart Pollard
with Stewart Pollard
biggianthead 7 May, 1987 -
with M
with M
Hidden 17 May, 1981 Solo
MikeDowsett ??, 1981 AltLd
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