Rockfax Description
A popular route of immaculate quality and one of the best at the grade in the UK. At the top of the pumpy leaning wall, move left and up as for the hard section of The Thumb. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
As a project this was known as "Under the Thumb".

FA. Pete Gomersall 1989

Ticklists: Yorkshire Big Three, Yorkshire Limestone Graded List, UK 8a and up, 2016 Crush-fest.

NDD 08/Jul/17 Lead RP
with nathan, sam harvie
nickmoulden 27/Jun/17 Lead RP
with zoe bidula
Hidden ??/2017 -
Luke Dawson 31/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Andy Cave, Ted Kingsnorth
Mat Welsh 15/Jun/16 Lead dog

Best attempt on Day 5 - Clean to the chains with one hang at the fifth bolt . Tried it another three days but conditions deteriorated damp / smeg and jacked it in when I injured my elbow on it on my last try on a long day. Whether I try to push the grade again is anyone's guess !

with Dave Pinno
Cailean Harker 04/Jun/16 Lead RP

Stunning climbing. Tried it a few years ago, climbed third go today. Psyched for more kilnsey action.

nickmoulden ?/Jun/16 Lead dog
with zoe bidula
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead RP
innes 11/Jun/15 Lead RP


with Robert Fenton
Hidden 10/Aug/14 Lead RP
Ally Smith 02/Aug/14 Lead RP

3rd session this year, though the first dedicated to trying UA. 2nd RP.

with Matt Donnelly
Ally Smith 26/Jul/14 Lead dog

2 times up; shouldery move is okay if you pull up high with L hand. At Thumb crux get toe on RH of 2 black spikes when crossing through to 1st of pair of pockets.

with Matt Donnelly, Will K
rikbattye 25/Jul/14 Lead RP

Had no choice but to send it as Andy Cave and Ben Moon were waiting to get on the route.

Ally Smith 20/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Matt Donnelly
thebigfriendlymoose 19/Jul/14 Lead RP

Start of 4th session. Bit of a shock to say the least. Went up hoping, at best, to lead from the start past "the press" for the first time (came close to that on 3rd session). I managed that.... and just kept on going!

with JohnM
Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 10/Sep/13 Lead RP

That's it, The Triple Crown, after 16 years of effort! (Supercool was my first 8a)

with KM
jacobjacob 27/Jun/13 Lead RP


Toby Dunn 12/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Mike Entwhistle
jfreeman 11/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Nigel Bonnett
will smith11 04/Jun/12 Lead RP

Cool jug pulling.

with Buster
bustermartin 03/Jun/12 -


Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jun/11 Lead dog
marky 10/Jun/11 Lead RP

Brilliant route 4th go on the day after falling on the last hard move twice! Triple Crown complete at last.

with Sharon
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
coula1 06/Sep/10 Lead RP

Brilliant, climbed in a hurricane.

Adam Lincoln 15/Jul/10 Lead
with Jordan Buys
JM 24/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Holger Moeller
keefe 14/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Ant
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
lx 14/Jul/09 Lead

Really good. Felt easy for 8a+ but all jugs so suits me.

with Mirf
bigie bob 30/Jun/09 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Jun/08 Lead RP
Cassidy 30/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Robin Sutton
Mr Pink 2 ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 Lead RP
with keefe
Mike Owen 09/Jul/92 Lead RP

A frantic drive after work, followed by a nice red point, then the long drive back to St Helens. Thanks Dave for the belay. One of the best, glad to do it in 2 days.

with Dave Peace
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