Rockfax Description
A classic Yorkshire HVS on superb rock. Climb via a small right-facing corner to a ledge and move up and left onto the slab above (thread). Traverse right to a huge jug and make steeper moves up and slightly right to good holds and an easier finish. © Rockfax

FA. A.Austin 1963

Ticklists: Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

BigTone 09/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
embob 17/Sep/16 2nd

Absolutely fantastic! Best route of the day. Brilliant, smile inducing holds and a nice delicate traverse.

with Alex
JoggerJohn99 24/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Steve Brock
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd β
D.botts87 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with John Postlethwaite, John freestone
Nigel Bond 05/Jun/16 Lead
with Tony Halliwell
Robb Bert 05/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/16 2nd
CHADWICK64 29/May/16 -
with Hugh
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead O/S
g1m147 15/May/16 Lead
with Mick.
MFB 17/Apr/16 2nd
with MB
tmawer 25/Mar/16 2nd rpt

Too cold and windy to do any more routes here today.

with Bram
BTphonehome 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Buffeted by freezing wind whilst the rest of Yorkshire basked in sunshine. Good climbing.

with Tony
Hidden 09/Oct/15 Lead
8fsheeh 01/Oct/15 2nd O/S
kirky_p 22/Jul/15 2nd
Danny Crump 18/Mar/15 Lead
with Rob
chris skipton 17/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Great to do this again. Definately 5a!

with DaveyH
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
pebbles 13/Sep/14 Lead β
Simonpeel 25/Jun/14 TR
saraguti 22/Jun/14 2nd β

Excellent, technical.

Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Fantastic stuff.

with Carmen
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jbb 13/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
Dave Musgrove 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Still a classic.

with Randy, Nigel Baker
David_Gledson 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Alan
mikemontain 18/Jun/13 Lead
with lee paskin
Chris Wright 01/Jun/13 Lead
ollyroberts 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd O/S
petegunn 06/May/13 Lead

Went a bit high on the traverse, making the moves over to the good hold very delicate.

with Davina
Calder 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with jeffb
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd
beds74 28/Jun/11 Lead

done before, my lead

with Craig Hartley
Nigel Bond 14/Jun/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 27/Apr/11 -
with SF
Anthony Dixon 25/Apr/11 Lead
Alan Scowcroft 23/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Adam Collinge
greenroom 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with tomhull
tomhull 20/Apr/11 2nd β
Bob 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough, S. Harry
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rog Wilko 27/Jun/10 2nd

By Yorkshire standards this is a soft touch. The traverse is 4c and hard to protect so is HVS by normal standards. Worth noting that the guide book contains errors in relation to this route. See

with Matt Gordon
max_chan 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lou
tmawer 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with James
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Dave Thompson 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Deniz Sumengen
Abi Chard 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Booey 05/Jul/09 TR O/S
simonfife 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Karl Lunt
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 01/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Ben1983 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Mattyk 10/May/08 Lead

Best route of the crag i'm sure.. superb climbing, may have got me hooked on limestone!

mje1398 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Matt K + John M
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Brown 26/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
colin milton 17/Jun/06 2nd
with ian dunbar
Hidden 11/May/06 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/04 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove 16/May/04 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 2nd
sdht ??/2003 Lead O/S
Roget 14/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with jon
lithos ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with julie
Shaw Brown ??/2000 2nd
with david fletcher
Hidden 14/Nov/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/99 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Trobbo 12/Jun/98 Lead
with john blower
nokishatov 01/Jun/98 2nd O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with mik
innes ?/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with CJ
Martin Bennett 19/Oct/97 -
with Christine Barbier, Andy Dunhill
gjd ??/1997 2nd
with JeffK
steve prior ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Roz C
charlesmfrench 05/May/96 Lead O/S
with Tom Prentice
leathers 02/May/96 -
with Charlotte Evans
Hidden 23/Jul/95 2nd
Martin Bennett 20/Jul/94 -
with Glenn, Paul Taylor
rob.grafton 27/Mar/94 2nd
with Bruce
Ian Jones ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
babymoac 16/Aug/92 2nd
with Sting, Gordon C
Mick King 06/Oct/91 Lead
with Simon Walsh, Pete Hankinson
tapley 17/Sep/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
whispering nic 08/Jun/91 -
with Ali W
Chris Ellis 06/May/89 2nd
with Andy Barker
Hammy 20/Apr/89 2nd
with Colin Struthers
Martin Bennett 02/Nov/88 -
with RA
Campbell42 30/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Chris Gooder, Chris Wilson
Andy Say 02/Aug/87 Lead
John Brayshaw 27/Sep/86 2nd O/S
with Chris
Martin Bennett 03/Dec/83 -
with MT
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
with .
Dave Musgrove 11/Jun/72 AltLd
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