Rockfax Description
A classic Yorkshire E5 with excellent but unnerving climbing. Ascend the grassy ramp and move up to good holds. Stand on the good holds and climb to the main break via a flake - peg. There is a bush at the break with a peg and old bolt above and to the left. Gain a shallow groove on the left which leads to a ledge. Climb over the bulge and then pull round the roof to finish up a groove - peg. Lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Gomersall, Duncan Drake 1980. Pete Gomersall starts his Blue Scar campaign. The first route to tackle the main challenge of the crag.

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Hidden ??/2017 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Definitely not the easy ride I was expecting. There's some bold/insecure moves (at least that's how they felt with the dusty/dirty rock) in between some quite fiddly gear. Maybe it'd feel different when clean + chalked, but certainly no path in its current state!

with Tony Stone
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Sep/16 TR rpt

Had to get my gear out after lowering down + cleaning Priapism (which I never got round to actually doing, doh...)

with Tony Stone
WB 15/Aug/15 Lead

On Marks gear.

markalmack 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Good. Soft. f6cish with a few run outs between good gear. Not dissimilar to right wall

Jordan B 07/Aug/15 -
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
Ram MkiV 22/Sep/09 Lead β

had watched/belayed al & andy last time here but was too cold/dark for a go that night. amazing route. tired and fighting!

with Guy
andy gravestock 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

first e5 onsite felt amazing got slightly scared but still got to the top.

with steve,allex
Alex Mason 13/Sep/09 Lead β

On andys pre-placed gear, plus more of my own. Dissapointingly after crossing the bulge i clipped some of andys gear (which i wouldnt have reached to place) in a moment of worry. Should do again though, amazing route, safe run-outs and no really hard moves.

Rich Kirby 25/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Eddie
D Tempest 01/Jul/08 2nd
with Rick
mgeek ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Trevor Woods
Eduardo Martinez 01/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Tony Little 24/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Suddenly kicks in near the top.

with Ed Brown
Hidden 20/Aug/03 Lead dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2002 -
with Steve Adams
Paul Clarke ??/2001 Lead
with Nick Dalzell
craig matheson ??/1999 Lead O/S
innes ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Craig
phardman ??/1998 Lead O/S
Graeme Smithy ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S

With mi Dad felt ok good gear but spaced great climbing on a gem of a crag

ukb & bmc shark 30/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Dave Marsh
ste_d 16/Aug/96 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 16/Aug/96 Lead
uphillnow ??/1996 2nd
with Graeme Smith
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Nick Ashton
Roget 20/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with jon
Dave Musgrove 19/Aug/94 Lead rpt

I had tried this a couple of times earlier in the summer but bottled it below the crux. No problems this time though. Very satisfying.

with Nigel Baker
mattnuttall 08/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Ian Vickers
nokishatov 01/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/93 Lead
Billg ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Keith Sharples
Rich Kirby 26/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/92 -
Eduardo Martinez 21/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 27/Jul/91 Lead RP

Took a fall on my first attempt. Lead it clean next go.

with Colin Murley
andybirtwistle 18/Aug/90 Lead
with John Earl
crossleysm ?/Aug/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Bob 13/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with al phizacklea
Hidden 30/Aug/87 -
Mike Owen 05/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Seymore Butt ??/1985 Lead
with Ian Fenton
Hidden ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S
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