2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The large open corner gives the best mid-grade trad route on the crag, which can be climbed if a little seepage is present. High in the sky and low in the grade. 1) 5a, 27m. Follow the corner to a bulge. Move onto the right wall and climb up before stepping back into the corner and a ledge on the left. All a bit floral but very pleasant. 2) 5b, 20m. Climb above the belay to a bulge. Pull around this awkwardly to gain a rest (thread). Move left and climb up to a tree. Traverse back into the corner and follow it to the top and a bolt belay/lower-off. A direct finish up the corner System of a Down, E4 6b gives a technical and equally good but hard alternative. © Rockfax

FA. J.Sumner, D.Alcock 1956. FFA. Pete Livesey, J.Sheard 1972

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

JendeHoxar 14/May/17 Lead O/S
with Flavio
Flavio 14/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
noshjewbold 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
Bradbury 26/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Me first pitch which is HVS-ish

Graeme Hammond 26/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Can't believe the weather held, 2 good pitches. led P2, took me a while and almost ran out of steam on the two roofs, beautiful crux sequence going left from the big thread once I'd worked it out.

Andrew Wilson 13/Sep/15 AltLd O/S


with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 13/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

lead p2

Hidden 07/Aug/15 AltLd
Owen W-G 07/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch, reminiscent of Coronation St, essential tick but not sure David enjoyed it that much. Topped out as it felt totally wrong to ab off the shiny LO on such a traditional route.

PeteH 22/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Rob Boyle
robman 22/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Pete Hart
tim newton 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Rachel Slater 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S


robertmctague 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S


Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Nick Clement 27/Jul/14 AltLd
with Paul Figg
Paul Figg 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Great climb, don't be put off by the grass.

annep11 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

P1. Seeping in places but dry enough. A great line, regardless of the vegetation.

Liam Ingram 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

P2. Awesome route!

Harry Holmes 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Alex McMillan
alexmcmillan 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
Bob ??/2014 -
mugglewump 04/Sep/13 AltLd

Fantastic route! Led second pitch. Made climbing through the bulge harder than it should have been. Final traverse excellent.

with John c
Hidden 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
markalmack 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
CragDog 29/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Led as a single pitch, great route.

with Dan Mckinley
Jonathan Hall 04/Aug/12 AltLd
RM199 04/Aug/12 AltLd dog
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Class trad line. Led both pitches as one. The first half was a breeze but still great climbing, second half was more taxing. Still far easier than anything else at this god-forsaken crag though! ;)

w.pettet-smith ?/May/11 -

felt a bit out of place clanking around with my trad gear! great climbing, especially the two traversy bits on the 2nd pitch. led both.

with simon kimber
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Dave Musgrove 07/Aug/10 AltLd

Warm-up for Claws! Still a superb route in its own right.

with David
Hanski 24/Jul/10 2nd
simon kimber 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Rob Sandercock, Hannah Hunt
middlevern 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike Blood
Ewan Russell 21/May/10 AltLd O/S

dave did crux.

Dave Warburton 21/May/10 AltLd O/S


with Ewan
Hidden ?/May/10 -
Adam Lincoln ??/2010 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2010 Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

with Richard (Broughton)
Hidden 13/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
DSM 06/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Tremendous outing this in an old fashioned sort of way - you get to climb a tree half way through the top pitch too! I recommend topping out rather than abbing off for the full experience.

with Andy Gittins
Hidden 10/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
pauldrew 05/Jul/09 Lead
with Kevin Sales
mattyork2 01/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
gingerkate 23/May/08 2nd dog

First pitch fine, ballsed up 2nd pitch rather a lot :oS

with I
Hidden ??/2008 -
Dave Lacey 07/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

No E-points; Daniel led the crux pitch.

with Daniel Justice
Hidden 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Hidden ??/2007 -
Phill Mitch ??/2007 Lead O/S
with mick
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd
Alex Mason 07/Jun/06 AltLd

i led second pitch which proved too be quite a pumpy struggle on both the forearms and the calves, trying to rest under the bulge wasnt happening. good traversey bits though

reg_measures 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Richard Sharpe
Ram MkiV 07/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

I did easy 1st pitch

with Alex
Hidden 23/Apr/06 AltLd
Ally Smith ??/2006 Lead O/S

Date is a guess

Enty ??/2006 -
Brown 16/Jul/05 AltLd
with Neil
chrishedgehog 28/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Tom from D.R.
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Unsure
Alastair R ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
nige 27/Jun/04 Lead
with mark hounslea
shoulders 10/Jul/02 AltLd
with AL
pezzerrr 10/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
GuyM ??/2002 -
with will
Roget 02/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with jim
chris skipton ??/2000 AltLd O/S

A great climb on a perfect evening.

with steve brock
tmawer ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/95 Lead
nokishatov 13/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
ste_d 10/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with mik
Hidden ?/Apr/95 AltLd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 12/Aug/94 AltLd O/S

L,2. Again 24/7/04 with Dave Fooks.

Bruce Kerr 01/May/94 AltLd
D Tempest 05/Sep/93 AltLd O/S
with Rick
Mick King 13/Jul/93 AltLd

Lead P2

with Simon Walsh
Stoney Boy 10/Jun/93 Lead O/S

Pitch 2

with Neil McCallum
rob.grafton 14/Mar/93 AltLd
with Bruce
Dave Musgrove 12/Jul/92 AltLd
with Paul Fatti
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Andy Say 17/Jun/92 Lead
pete johnson 27/May/92 2nd
with James Ward
Ian Jones ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Neil Molnar (Noddy)
crossleysm ??/1992 Lead
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Guy
mik1miller ??/1992 Lead

derek tried the lead but took a biggish fall i took over and did the route good cold day out

with derek johnson
andy@ark ?/Jul/90 Lead dnf

Nearly managed it.

with Ian Paterson
Steve Crowe 24/Jun/90 Lead

seconded myself (to many spiders for my partner)

Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/May/89 AltLd
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 17/May/89 AltLd
with David
uphillnow ??/1989 Lead

lead on both pitches

Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 24/Apr/88 2nd
with Bill Williamson
Bullybones ??/1988 Lead
Dave Musgrove 16/Jul/87 AltLd

I led top pitch

with Rupert Wyard
Neil McA 30/May/87 AltLd O/S
with Roy Ruddle
Hidden 19/Jul/86 Lead
Neil R 15/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with Sharon
MikeYouCanClimb 03/Jul/85 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 25/Apr/85 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
Hammy 12/Mar/85 2nd
with Fai Kwong
daviesxxx ??/1985 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Seymore Butt ??/1985 AltLd
with Ian Fenton
andybirtwistle 04/Jul/83 AltLd
with Mike Arnold
Hidden 21/Apr/82 AltLd
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