Rockfax Description
A splendid little route. Move up steeply to a niche and pull out to good holds. Move up and left to a tree and finish direct. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Austin, Brian Evans 1961

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Mike505 05/Aug 2nd O/S
eb202 05/Aug Lead O/S

Nice route. Hardest part is getting off the ground and out of the groove (requiring a little commitment to find a hidden hold), after which it's mostly jug pulling to the top.

with Michael
Mike Todd 18/Jul Lead rpt
oread 08/Jul Lead

Previously seconded

sheelba 23/May Lead O/S
with Naomi
ollyroberts 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Esther Seddon
Hidden ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
yossarian714 10/Dec/16 2nd dog
with Jonathan Ison
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/16 2nd rpt
andyob 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S

He did what!!!!

with Ste
stemill 11/Sep/16 Lead dog

totally careless footslip on a bit of polish

with Andy OB
rich_hw 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 11/Sep/16 2nd
with Kev
JendeHoxar 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 30/Aug/16 2nd
BigTone 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S


nick ferro 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
Hidden 30/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/16 2nd
oread 10/May/16 2nd
switch 07/May/16 2nd
with John S
Hidden 07/May/16 Lead O/S
williap 07/May/16 Lead
with Oli read
jon22 07/May/16 Lead
with switch
tmawer 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Bram
BTphonehome 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Good stuff. Long reach helpful leaving the niche.

with Tony
mattcyp88 16/Apr/16 2nd
with Rich L
climbingpixie 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Frozen fingers made the crux moves on this feel like the hardest thing I climbed all day! Seemed like it might be easier with a little more reach.

Rachel S 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Julie
Chris Sansum 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Robert Skilton
Cyborg 09/Apr/16 2nd dog
with Chris
PaulTanton 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Andrew James
Steve Andrews 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
robertmichaellovell 27/Sep/15 Lead

really enjoyed this

with Caroline M, Patrick G, Sarah, Mark C
Graeme Hammond 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
metcalfe1990 ?/Jul/15 TR
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
scottcoates ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Unknownbiker 30/May/15 2nd
with Roger
spragglerocks 17/May/15 2nd
with Tom, Andy
ASchwirtz 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Mike Todd 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Helen Lawson
joeflan 17/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
RKirke 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Alex T
Alex the Alex 29/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Rog
leeds_belle 28/Sep/14 2nd dog

Slipped on some polish & fell off on second.

with Ed
Robin Nichols 26/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Mike Todd 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 09/Aug/14 2nd rpt

Foot slip on starting moves. Good lead from Maia, hard moves through the crux.

with Maia
mattnuttall 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Wilson
petegunn 13/Jun/14 Lead

Indeed it is splendid :)

with Davina
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Hmmmm, bit dirty at the top. Not massively impressed, Junkyard Angel much better HVS.

with Matt Harris
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
bobpilgrem 24/Apr/14 2nd
with Matthew
Jono_LS16 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
odox 31/Aug/13 TR O/S

Tough for a warm up, nice though!

with Sam Webb
Hidden 31/Jul/13 2nd
vix 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Once upon a time there was a HVS, it had jugs, the end

with Ben
BenedictIEP 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
mamboochris 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very nice, steep start, eases off on top section

with Andrew
Ally Smith 08/Jun/13 2nd
with El Bailos
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
markalmack 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot, john ripley
ripper 26/May/13 2nd
hotfeet 25/May/13 Lead dog

One rest - these 5a routes seem to get harder!

Scott Quinn 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Calder 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

A tough start, and once in the groove a 'get the gear in and go for it' kind of attitude would really help! A pleasant romp after the crux.

with Ste
stemill 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Graham
1poundSOCKS 20/Aug/12 2nd
malteserEd 28/Jul/12 Lead
Olli-C 24/Jul/12 2nd

Bart fell off the start, and I almost did too

with Bart Harris
Rachel Slater 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
catblack 21/Jul/12 Lead
with Si
JonnoP 02/Jun/12 Lead
with Paul Burke
Hidden 07/May/12 2nd O/S
mikeyg 07/May/12 Lead O/S
with Laurence Everitt
petekeron 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 06/Apr/12 2nd
Andy Graham 18/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Dan Miller
Milne 01/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with sarah.
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd dog
Hidden 01/Oct/11 -
dave o 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Graham
gforce 21/Sep/11 2nd
with Dave O
hartleycsh 14/Aug/11 2nd
beds74 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Craig Hartley
Martin Haworth 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 23/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Dan
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead
Anthony Dixon 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
bigdrew 31/May/11 2nd O/S
with Si
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Si dH 31/May/11 Lead rpt
with Andy
Hidden 07/May/11 Lead O/S
Denoir 30/Apr/11 2nd
nickdunn 30/Apr/11 Lead β

Great climb. Couldn't get any gear to stick reliably above the tree, so run out.

Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
coombsy 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First time at Malham. Brill

with James Clarkson
bbangbala 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Greenham
psychomansam 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jordan B 01/Apr/11 2nd
with Naomi Buys
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
kitch22 28/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jack00 28/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with John Walsh
greenroom ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Matt F
escalade ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 2nd
tmawer 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Andy Taylor
munki1971 10/Oct/10 TR dog
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Slaney 10/Oct/10 TR O/S

Got in the niche without much fuss but weighted the rope twice on the crux move - had a breather, worked the moves out then finished - great route.

Robin Warden ?/Jun/10 Lead
with rob weston
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/10 Lead rpt

cold, windy and threatening rain

with Peter Harris
Dave Warburton 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Ewan Russell 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Phil79 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Very nice little route

Popkids 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Phil, Kafoozalem
craig matheson ??/2010 -
Kirk 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Peri, Crofty
pebbles 04/Oct/09 2nd

excellent lead by crofty

Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead
cat22 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Stig 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Jack
Jack00 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Stig
akhughes 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mgeek
Si dH 13/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S
bridget143 11/Jul/09 Lead dnf

Must return - did not trust gear for some of the first moves.

with Sion
Claire Taylor 02/Jul/09 2nd O/S
vanderz 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Andrew1 24/Jun/09 Lead
with Ros
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
stuckonarock 03/Jun/09 2nd O/S


with Matthew
karly54 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Sankey 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Katie Marshall 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Tuze, Pete Harris
mbambi 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
howlingbaboon 04/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
London Luke ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 23/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Ben1983 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jim
Alex Mason 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Jug fest warm up.

with Vash Steve and Rob
Hidden 18/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Trobbo 20/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with steve crossley
Hidden 13/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Marq 14/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Enty ??/2006 -
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 31/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
adrianj 17/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Brown 12/Mar/05 Lead
with Timmy
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Alex Mason
DavidR 14/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Aidan McGuffie and Matt Smith
French Erick 07/Aug/04 2nd
Paul Figg 01/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 12/Oct/03 2nd
with David Jones
Dave Kerr 02/Aug/03 AltLd
with Simon Reid
mike fenwick ?/Jul/03 Lead
with Ben Pearce
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
sims 29/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 19/May/02 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/May/02 Lead
with Viv
sdht ??/2000 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead O/S
with anthony
mugglewump 16/May/99 2nd
with James Swallow
nickdonohue 04/Jul/98 Lead

awkward move (at crux)took ages to work out

with Derek Ashworth
chrishedgehog 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
innes ??/1997 -
nokishatov 25/Jul/96 Lead O/S
ste_d 25/Jul/96 2nd O/S
with mik
switch ??/1996 Lead O/S
leathers 21/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Ian Hirst
leathers 30/Jul/94 -
with Ian Hirst
Dave Musgrove 30/Apr/94 Lead
with Dibbo
rob.grafton 10/Aug/93 2nd
with Bruce
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/93 -
with Cynthia Grindley, David
Hidden ??/1993 -
charlesmfrench 01/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/92 2nd
Hidden 04/May/92 Lead
Mick King 05/Apr/92 Lead
with Simon Walsh
Hidden 30/Nov/91 Lead rpt
Martin Bennett 26/Aug/91 -
with Nick Hewitt
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Mick King 13/Apr/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Hidden 24/Mar/91 2nd
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead
mattnuttall 29/Aug/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
nai 27/Jun/90 Lead
with Woz
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Mar/90 -
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
uphillnow ??/1990 -

also 7/5/99

Hidden 10/Sep/89 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/89 Lead O/S
jfletcher 13/May/89 Lead O/S
with Tim Newton
Hidden 09/Apr/89 Lead
Pete Pozman 10/Dec/88 Lead rpt
with Justin Shiels
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 10/Apr/88 2nd
with Rick Graham
BigHairyIan 17/Mar/88 2nd O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
andy gittins ??/1988 -
Hidden ?/Nov/87 Lead O/S
jon 22/Sep/87 Lead
with H
Dave Musgrove 20/Sep/87 Lead
with David
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/87 2nd O/S
with Chris
The Jazz Butcher ??/1987 -
Hidden 08/Jun/86 Lead
Neil R 27/Apr/86 2nd
Steve Crowe 27/Apr/86 2nd O/S
Pete Pozman 03/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Mark Gray
Rock to Fakey ??/1986 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine ??/1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1986 -
Mike Owen 20/Jun/85 2nd β
with Simon King
malc 16/Jun/85 2nd
Tim Bateman 12/May/85 Lead
RichardMc 02/Jul/83 2nd
with Dave Langmead
andybirtwistle 23/Apr/83 Lead
with Dave Johnson
Andy Say 30/May/82 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Nic Robinson 05/Jul/81 Solo
Nic Robinson 20/Jun/81 Lead
with Nick Bond
Martin Bennett 07/May/77 -
with JD
Hidden 13/Jun/76 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/76 2nd
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/72 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/1970 -
with Pete Heys
Hidden ??/0000 Lead
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