Rockfax Description
Another quality route. Climb the groove then swing right onto a good hold on the rib to the right. Climb the rib to a ledge then cross back left to a niche below a crack. Finish up this. The corner direct is VS 4c. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Austin 1959

Steve Wootton 02/Apr Lead O/S
LMS 01/Jan 2nd
with Christy
Camilla Mapstone 25/Sep/16 2nd
with ESmith
ESmith 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Camilla
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 11/Sep/16 -

Great route but as hard as the HVS's around there. The swing round the arete is a great move and then you need to make sure to go back left almost immediately so as not to miss any of the top crack which is strenuous and thought provoking.

with Charlotte , Steve L, Kev
rob.grafton 11/Sep/16 2nd
with jim h
nick ferro 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
mattcyp88 17/Apr/16 Lead
with Rich L
Greg Cunningham 25/Mar/16 2nd
with Andrew James
cragtyke 25/Aug/15 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Very tough at VS

Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
metcalfe1990 ?/Jul/15 TR
ASchwirtz 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
leeds_belle 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Ed
Palindrome 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Followed corner direct (4c).

MYox 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Perhaps veered off left? Who knows.

with Barbara
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Maia
rob.grafton 17/Jun/14 AltLd
with Phil Evans
Martin Davies 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Hard for VS. Lovely moves out right on the jugs, delicate traverse left.

with Matt Harris
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
bobpilgrem 24/Apr/14 2nd
with Matthew
adie84 ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
acodina 29/Sep/13 Lead
with Luis
vix 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Ben
BenedictIEP 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with ross garfoot, john ripley
StuartP 25/May/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Calder 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

I think it must have been Swingside I was trying to finish up (straight up from the ledge?). I knew it didn't feel like VS! Went right in the end.

with Ste
stemill 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Graham
Nickster 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
malteserEd 28/Jul/12 Lead
Olli-C 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Hardest VS ive ever done

with Bart Harris
cat22 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Mike
gforce 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Emma
PaulHermes 08/Apr/12 2nd
with Tibor
Rob Grant 06/Apr/12 Lead
Palindrome ?/Apr/12 2nd
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Danny Crump 12/Nov/11 Lead
with John Andrews, Sarah Pentelow
Hidden 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 -
hartleycsh 14/Aug/11 2nd
beds74 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Craig Hartley
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Dan
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead
Nigel Bond 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
escalade ??/2011 -
alisonk 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
povrs50 05/Jun/10 -
andrea83 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Very good. Not used to gear placement on limestone!

with Pete
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Phil79 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Popkids 01/May/10 2nd dog

Good route ,my foot slipped off at the bottom of the grove.

with Andrea
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
munki1971 08/Aug/09 Lead dog
with n/a
Si dH 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Found the top harder than the bottom. Seemed very go-ey for VS.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Jul/09 2nd O/S
bridget143 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sion
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
karly54 30/May/09 Lead O/S
kitch22 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Katie Marshall 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Tuze, Pete Harris
duzinga 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Pete Harris and Katie
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
jcurley 16/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Gry Wine
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
BoulderMonster 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Kinger
simonfife 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
London Luke ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
thrutch 26/Apr/08 Lead
with helen
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 23/Oct/07 2nd
caradoc 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S

I found this quite hard for the grade.

with nick yapp
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 24/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with John Winter
Trobbo 20/Jul/06 2nd
with steve crossley
nige pacer 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/05 2nd
Alex Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead

first route on limestone, found it really scary heard all these stories about route braeking off and gear popping out and feet slipping so it was a rather gripping experience

Brown 12/Mar/05 Lead
with Timmy
Shaw Brown 12/Oct/03 Lead
with David Jones
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
cem ?/Feb/00 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
Hidden 04/Jun/97 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Drew
rob.grafton ??/1995 AltLd
with barry maybank, Bruce
Paul Figg 19/Sep/93 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Mar/90 -
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 10/Apr/88 2nd
with Rick Graham
Andy Say 17/Oct/87 Lead
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/87 Lead O/S
with Chris
The Jazz Butcher ??/1987 -
Martin Bennett 26/May/86 -
with RA
Rock to Fakey ??/1986 Lead O/S
Tim Bateman 12/May/85 Lead
Tim Bateman 17/Mar/85 2nd
andybirtwistle 23/Apr/83 Lead
with Dave Johnson
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hidden ?/Sep/75 Lead
Hidden ??/1972 Lead dnf
Martin Bennett 08/Sep/68 -
with J Brown 2, Tony Sainsbury
Dave Musgrove 08/Jun/67 Lead
Martin Bennett 23/Apr/66 -
with CJE
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