Rockfax Description
One of the very best sport routes in the UK. Start to the left of the Cave Route Left-hand crack and climb past numerous bulges to a hard sequence that accesses the headwall. Finish up the headwall via gradually easing moves to a lower-off in the cave. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Atkinson 1987

Ticklists: Yorkshire Big Three, Yorkshire Limestone Graded List, UK 8a and up, A lifetimes worth of inspiration, The Lifetime List.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 16/Jul/17 Lead dog

Wanted to get on this for years and due to time it was only a quick tickle, but my-oh-my - it didn't disappoint

sam.sam.sam.ferguson 18/May/17 Lead dog
with Steph
Hidden ??/2017 -
nathanlee 19/Aug/16 Lead RP

YYFY. Had a weekend on it in 2013, did it third go today which was well surprising! Skipped the crux clip which really added to it (Ben took some huge lobs!) Really satisfying to climb this so fast. It would be the best route on almost every crag.... (Currently sans foothold. Didn't feel hard for the grade.)

with Ben Heason
Cailean Harker 10/Jul/16 Lead RP

Great climbing Had a go on it yesterday but I was soaking. 2nd go today.

Jon Garside 10/Jul/16 Lead RP
with Becky
thebigfriendlymoose 30/Jun/16 Lead dog

3rd session. A foray onto the sharp end reveals some surprisingly good shake-outs. The moves are an exacting joy. Shame about that nasty clip at the crux - serious rope-around-leg fall potential.

with Andrew Sutcliffe , Jon Garside
Gus 28/May/16 Lead dog
Wood for Trees 28/May/16 Lead dog

Both cruxs felt low percentage/impossible, have since seen beta for both sections. need to able to recover much more than I can right now, training it is then.

with gus
nicolat ?/May/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead RP
Ethan 17/Sep/15 Lead
with Don Walker
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead RP
AlistairB 31/Aug/15 Lead RP

I don't think climbing gets much better than this. Loved the whole process and had the biggest grin on my face climbing through the headwall.

with Lisa
LisaA 30/Aug/15 Lead RP

Yay :)

julesp 23/Aug/15 Lead RP

Day 8. So close to coming off the last move on the easy section!

with Iain
julesp 09/Aug/15 TR dog
with Iain lisa and Alastair
julesp 29/Jul/15 TR dog

Awesome route managed moves to a fashion but way out my league

with kat
jfreeman 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Callum Coldwell-Storry
C coldwell-storry 05/Oct/14 Lead RP

Fantastic route

mikenty 13/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Eddie
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead RP
Wood for Trees 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf

the long term goal begins, just up the 6c bit today to warm up for other things. this will be mine.

with Shrewbert
nige 23/Jul/13 Lead RP

eesh, aye yi yi

with pete chadwick
Ally Smith 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

Dogged 3 times. Remembered some sequences. Best effort was ground to block on TR removing draws.

with AJM
ejected ??/2013 -
Ally Smith 18/Aug/12 Lead dog

Took the ride from the crux. Then had minor epic dogging in direct sun to retrieve draws

with Matt Donnelly
Ally Smith 12/Aug/12 Lead dog
coula1 13/May/12 Lead RP

Didn't think I was was gonna get it done (or my draws back) when it turned into a waterfall. Dries quicker than I expected. Awesome!

Stefan_Morris 26/Feb/12 Lead dnf
TomPR 16/Jul/11 Lead
Toby Dunn 02/Jul/11 Lead RP

4th go, (1st of day, 3rd day on route) Best sport pitch in the UK?

with Martin Fisher
masa-alpin 11/Jun/11 TR dnf

Bottom-roped after Robin's successful redpoint, belayed by Dale. By far the hardest route I have ever got on. Couldn't reach the top.

Rich Kirby 05/Jun/11 Lead RP

A joy to climb......

with Pete
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Sep/09 TR dog
marky 12/Sep/09 Lead RP

Magnificent route. 1rp 5th day

with Sharon
keefe 04/Jul/09 Lead RP
with Gareth
Boy ?/Jun/09 -
with Roy Moseley
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead RP
griffer boy 24/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead RP
mgeek ?/Apr/08 Lead RP
with adam hughes
Eduardo Martinez 05/Aug/06 Lead RP
Cassidy 17/Jul/05 Lead RP
with Robin Sutton
Steve Crowe 28/Aug/97 Lead RP

My first 8th grad,. climbed Bliss (my first E7 on sight) the same weekend!

Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 Lead RP
with keefe
robyn1 ??/1995 -
Seb Grieve ??/1993 Lead RP
Mike Owen 08/Aug/90 Lead RP

First day with Tim Lowe, who gave me all the beta. Second day managed to red point it first go in front of Jerry Peel, Joe Healey and Martin Berzins, well chuffed!

with Elaine Owen
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