Rockfax Description
A spectacular route that breaches the massive bulge above the belay of Seventh Aardvark. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Was 8b+, now considered 8c following the loss of a holds.

FA. Mark Leach 1989

Ticklists: A lifetimes worth of inspiration, UK 8a and up, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

Eduardo Martinez 10/May/18 Lead dnf

My mission impossible before I'm 60. Day 1, no moves completed on crux. Day 2, one move done without rope assistance on crux and three moves done with rope assistance. Day 3, no progress, too cold. Today, getting stronger but still no progress. To be continued.

Haydn Jones 17/Apr/18 Lead RP

Wet top made for a spicy finish! Scary!

with Paul reeves, Andy cave
will smith11 14/May/17 Lead RP

A boulder on a rope for me. To the top on the first time through the bulge.

with Jonny Pearson, Tophe, Frances Bensley
NDD 15/Oct/16 Lead RP
with Heliya
PeterDawson 02/Oct/16 Lead RP
JamesTurnbull97 18/Sep/16 Lead RP

Well I did not expect that! First session redpointing, first time I did the bulge, 3 go of the day, 6 sessions. At the start of this year 8a seemed like a huge number, I couldn't conceive climbing 8c at all let alone 5 months after doing my first 8. Just a group of mates left at the crag made it a good scene, such a good feeling to be stood on victors ledge.

Ed Booth 16/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Opened the account. bit above my pay scale but psyched to see where i need to get to. Winter of bouldering might be on the cards. Keen to maybe try a bit next spring. Hard bulge. did some of the moves through it.

JM 09/Apr/16 Lead RP

Amazing climb! So happy to do it the first time I got through the bulge from the ground!

with Anna Reiners
Luke Dawson 17/Oct/15 Lead RP

no expectations of day or send go was only planning to do links but got away with the link from the ground to the top, I agree with Jon with respect to the quality of the route

Hidden 19/Aug/15 Lead RP
Apharri 02/May/14 Lead RP

Finally climbed 8c. Highlight of my climbing life!!!

Ally Smith 26/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Ted Kingsnorth
bustermartin 02/Jul/13 -


jfreeman 14/May/13 Lead RP

Possibly the best sport route in Britain I have done to date, amazing climbing on the headwall. First 8c.

with James Stokes
Ally Smith 14/Apr/13 Lead dog

Dogged the roof section - hard undercutting

Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead RP
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