45m.

Rockfax Description
A big, safe climb with atmosphere. Start up Act Naturally - you will need some gear to reach the final well-bolted wall above the ramp. For the upper section, sustained but straightforward climbing leads past a large number of bolts to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Another big but safe route with atmos. And always a 6a sport route, not an E1 5b. Follow Act Naturally,(wires), to where it starts to traverse right at about 10/12 ms, and then follow the line of 10 bolts weaving there way up to the left of "Dr Stranglove" to a top out and double bolt belay,one next to the edge, and one further back on a big flat block. Good climbing with the crux near the top!
Could be done in two pitches if you fancy.

Chris Davies and Ian LLoyd Jones 16/Jun/2009

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Slate Sport, Slate Mastery

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VPJB 12 May Show βeta
βeta: Some loose hangers and at least one bolt moved inside is drilled hole.
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fammer 23 Jun 2nd
with Alex
with Alex
benrhyd 18 Jun Lead O/S lovely climbing up the top section, should probably get a sport grade, not really E1
with JRJones
lovely climbing up the top section, should probably get a sport grade, not really E1
with JRJones
JRJones 18 Jun 2nd O/S
with Ben
with Ben
Jamesd9090 16 Jun 2nd O/S
SJPowderham1 16 Jun Lead O/S
Private Flounder 6 Jun 2nd
Chris Manasseh 6 Jun Lead
George Cox 26 May 2nd O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 26 May Lead O/S
with Oli, ed edwards
with Oli, ed edwards
Dan Wright 24 May Lead O/S Didn't feel like E1... super soft. Really well protected with nice climbing in between the (too many) bolts.
with Zakko
Didn't feel like E1... super soft. Really well protected with nice climbing in between the (too many) bolts.
with Zakko
Zakko 24 May 2nd O/S A lot of bolts for the E1. Pretty nice climbing though.
A lot of bolts for the E1. Pretty nice climbing though.
Hidden 23 May Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie 11 May Lead O/S
VPJB 5 May Lead O/S Loved this climb, one of my favourite sports climbs on slate. Some of the hangers were loose and one bolt moved inside the rock.
Loved this climb, one of my favourite sports climbs on slate. Some of the hangers were loose and one bolt moved inside the rock.
Hidden 5 May 2nd β
Gazmataz 28 Apr AltLd O/S John led the VS first pitch. I led the second 6a sports pitch
John led the VS first pitch. I led the second 6a sports pitch
RedBandit 22 Apr 2nd β
PeteMc 6 Apr Lead O/S
PCorning 6 Apr TR O/S
with PeteMc
with PeteMc
tom_lewis89 29 Mar Lead
Hidden 23 Mar Lead O/S
chalkywoods 23 Mar 2nd β
with TomMatthews, Nea
with TomMatthews, Nea
DFrank 23 Mar Lead O/S Not even close to an E1, S ramble then lovely 6a sport, high crux and awesome position, best sport route yet
with P.Tully
Not even close to an E1, S ramble then lovely 6a sport, high crux and awesome position, best sport route yet
with P.Tully
mattbaz 15 Mar Lead O/S
Jim blackford 1 Mar Lead O/S did a direct start to first bolt which was easy. 2 star 6a above.
did a direct start to first bolt which was easy. 2 star 6a above.
banjoDan 1 Mar 2nd O/S Big Jim's variation start, up the blank slab to the grassy ledge before joining conventional route.
Big Jim's variation start, up the blank slab to the grassy ledge before joining conventional route.
Marti999 4 Jan Lead O/S
Ollie Wragg ?? -
JendeHoxar 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 24 Dec, 2018 AltLd O/S
geoff b 18 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S An enjoyable romp, until the penultimate moves! By far the easiest of the 6a's here.
An enjoyable romp, until the penultimate moves! By far the easiest of the 6a's here.
pete johnson 18 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with geoff b
with geoff b
ianbowles 14 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S Seconded after George, a beauty of a route, VS start a bit bold, crimpy holds and high feet reward a fine climb
with George Lennon
Seconded after George, a beauty of a route, VS start a bit bold, crimpy holds and high feet reward a fine climb
with George Lennon
Hidden 14 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
BoldyMcBoldface 11 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Phil_Brock 6 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S 6a in the guide as heavily bolted for all the hard climbing. First part is about severe, nuts only.
6a in the guide as heavily bolted for all the hard climbing. First part is about severe, nuts only.
Pete_Frost 15 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
with Graeme Sharp
with Graeme Sharp
polychromatic 26 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Zach Cater
with Zach Cater
gmuston 9 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Really nice climbing. F6a in my opinion.
Really nice climbing. F6a in my opinion.
mattgrange 28 May, 2018 Lead O/S Good top section.
Good top section.
gripped01 12 Nov, 2017 2nd
with JonesE
with JonesE
Vorlette 12 Nov, 2017 2nd
WilliamRupp 12 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
JonesE 12 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Enjoyed this, worth the effort considering the weather.
Enjoyed this, worth the effort considering the weather.
danprince 31 Oct, 2017 2nd
jamienicol 1 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Stixy 26 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Stump
with Stump
ginger 24 Aug, 2017 2nd
Tom Redwood 20 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S Type two fun due to the spitting rain as Vlad got to the top crux (well done) turning into heavier rain making puddles on even the smallest edges for me seconding. Good adventure though!
Type two fun due to the spitting rain as Vlad got to the top crux (well done) turning into heavier rain making puddles on even the smallest edges for me seconding. Good adventure though!
Vlad Pepper 20 Aug, 2017 Lead
Tom.Sedgwick 4 Aug, 2017 2nd β Had so much fun making uneccessarily large and dynamic moves on this second. First use of the helmet flag.
Had so much fun making uneccessarily large and dynamic moves on this second. First use of the helmet flag.
ClimbingAlex 4 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Super enjoyable. Fairly easy climbing but very sustained. Really fun! Tom had a good time ;)
Super enjoyable. Fairly easy climbing but very sustained. Really fun! Tom had a good time ;)
Tom.Sedgwick 4 Aug, 2017 2nd β Had so much fun making uneccessarily large and dynamic moves on this second. First use of the helmet flag.
Had so much fun making uneccessarily large and dynamic moves on this second. First use of the helmet flag.
Sarah Coulthard 30 Jul, 2017 2nd
Matt Smith 23 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
chris sm 10 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Ian Ford 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with lisa wharton
with lisa wharton
Thresher 29 Apr, 2017 2nd dog Jammed toe awkwardly so had to rest
Jammed toe awkwardly so had to rest
Hidden 13 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
NinaR 25 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with josefft
with josefft
josefft 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with NinaR
with NinaR
Colin Scotchford 17 Sep, 2016 Lead
adi bryant 17 Sep, 2016 Lead
with Ange, Tim
with Ange, Tim
adie84 25 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2016 2nd
neilh 3 Jul, 2016 Lead
Rob Davies 3 Jul, 2016 2nd Thin moves at top, maybe 6a+. Use stiff shoes!
with neilh
Thin moves at top, maybe 6a+. Use stiff shoes!
with neilh
John Bunney 21 Jun, 2016 Lead
charlietorrance 21 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S hard move at the top, awesome climb
hard move at the top, awesome climb
michael burrows 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
with peter white, john roberts
with peter white, john roberts
jalqazzaz 25 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S First third is same as act naturally. The sport section I think is actually on par with plastic soldiers and clash. Well worth a visit!
First third is same as act naturally. The sport section I think is actually on par with plastic soldiers and clash. Well worth a visit!
magsb 4 Jul, 2015 2nd Very gusty wind made it that bit harder. Good climb, and long including the trad start.
with John Roberts
Very gusty wind made it that bit harder. Good climb, and long including the trad start.
with John Roberts
duncandarnell 29 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
keitht 21 Jun, 2015 Lead
with Ted Rogers
with Ted Rogers
Arty 21 Jun, 2015 2nd
with mike hamill
with mike hamill
tobydunford 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Steve Scott
with Steve Scott
badgerjockey 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Excellent long climb with continuous interesting moves! So much better than the bold crumbling chossfest to the right.
with Pete
Excellent long climb with continuous interesting moves! So much better than the bold crumbling chossfest to the right.
with Pete
Alfie Maun 6 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
M_Robinson 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
chris nutman ?May, 2015 Lead O/S Really good line, good rockovers, slabby in some area's but in general loads of great holds. Take lots of quickdraws
Really good line, good rockovers, slabby in some area's but in general loads of great holds. Take lots of quickdraws
KeenClimber 19 Apr, 2015 Lead
with Ian Dugdale
with Ian Dugdale
aidanchitty 14 Apr, 2015 Lead
JoeCoxson 14 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S Wonderful climb.
Wonderful climb.
Brannock 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Really good
Really good
Martin Haworth 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ?Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
simonvand 12 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Paul Evans
with Paul Evans
adam06 9 Aug, 2014 2nd
with cosreba
with cosreba
Calder 8 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Mike B
with Mike B
emlynroberts 28 Apr, 2014 Lead In one pitch with a 60m rope, needed long slings for belay as was out of rope! Very nice once you get to the sports climb, with the crux right at the top.
with Karoliina Koivisto
In one pitch with a 60m rope, needed long slings for belay as was out of rope! Very nice once you get to the sports climb, with the crux right at the top.
with Karoliina Koivisto
ashtond6 17 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
Outdoorista 17 Nov, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Sep, 2013 -
Pete_Frost 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Well bolted in the upper part.
with Megan Beaumont
Well bolted in the upper part.
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 14 Sep, 2013 Lead
pauldrew 4 Nov, 2012 Lead
augustus trout 20 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
with Phil Jarvis
with Phil Jarvis
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 6 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Neil
with Neil
vinspin 22 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
ritchierich 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Cracking route with nice crux right at the top.
Cracking route with nice crux right at the top.
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 2nd
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 Lead
Hidden 12 May, 2012 Lead rpt
harold walmsley 6 May, 2012 Lead O/S Pretty straightforward until the last few moves. Nice climbing
with Colin Struthers
Pretty straightforward until the last few moves. Nice climbing
with Colin Struthers
martinazando 15 Apr, 2012 TR O/S really good. want to lead it next time.
with Poppy Klen
really good. want to lead it next time.
with Poppy Klen
Danjones 27 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Good climbing slate climbing but maybe a but over bolted! Very safe.
with Rich
Good climbing slate climbing but maybe a but over bolted! Very safe.
with Rich
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 Lead
jezb1 20 Mar, 2012 Lead Really good route. Easy ramble to the ledge and then nice moves with plenty of bolts to the high crux. I thought the top part was better than soldiers and titans...
Really good route. Easy ramble to the ledge and then nice moves with plenty of bolts to the high crux. I thought the top part was better than soldiers and titans...
Hidden 28 Jan, 2012 -
Ian Andrews 6 Nov, 2011 2nd β Good route but would be better (& safer!) if an alternative start was bolted to the right (or possibly left) as there's no decent gear before the 1st bolt & the rock is friable.
with Norman Clacher
Good route but would be better (& safer!) if an alternative start was bolted to the right (or possibly left) as there's no decent gear before the 1st bolt & the rock is friable.
with Norman Clacher
Hidden 5 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
HIGHTOWER 14 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
HeatherF 14 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Blurgy319 14 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Cardi 31 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Really nice climbing, remember trad gear for the first third. Lovely moves on the bolted bit. Seconded cleanly by Laura.
with Laura
Really nice climbing, remember trad gear for the first third. Lovely moves on the bolted bit. Seconded cleanly by Laura.
with Laura
Sardien 23 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt in the dark
in the dark
emlynroberts 23 Aug, 2011 2nd In the dark, with bats for company
with Serinde VanWijk
In the dark, with bats for company
with Serinde VanWijk
RachelP ?Jul, 2011 2nd
PaulmG ?May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Rob Evans ??, 2011 Lead O/S Long way to the first bolt but all good
Long way to the first bolt but all good
pauldrew 7 Nov, 2010 Lead
michael burrows 2 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with peter white, rockcat
with peter white, rockcat
Hidden 18 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Sardien 27 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S Nice climbing from the bolts up, pretty challenging with too big heavy pack on the back and in the pitch black darkness :-)
with Simon Moore
Nice climbing from the bolts up, pretty challenging with too big heavy pack on the back and in the pitch black darkness :-)
with Simon Moore
willson 13 Oct, 2009 Lead Nice climbing once you get to the bolts
Nice climbing once you get to the bolts
Hidden 13 Oct, 2009 2nd rpt
Hidden 25 Aug, 2009 Lead
chrisdavies 16 Jun, 2009 Lead f.ascent with ian
with I.LL.JONES
f.ascent with ian
with I.LL.JONES
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