Rockfax Description
This fantastic route ranks as one of the best of its grade in the country. The steep lower section gives dynamic climbing on reasonable holds. Once through the lower bulge the stunning upper wall is about as good as it gets. Harder since the loss of a small bush used at the start. © Rockfax

FA. Al Phizacklea 1985

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain.

Stefan_TR 05/Aug Lead RP

Great route felt very powerful/bouldery down low but maybe made harder due to a very wet start. Got it on last try of the day 7th go. Really had to dig deep to find the energy to do the whole thing that late in the day.

cooperman 24/Jul Lead RP

First RP after a brief look clip-sticking up it.

with Jim Gordon
Proddler 20/Jul Lead RP

1st RP. Should have just committed to the OS really. Bouldery bottom 1/4, then really steady wall climbing above. Quality!

Matt Cooke 16/Jul Lead RP
chiverstom 13/Jul Lead RP
with Alice
Ri 12/Jul Lead RP
FreddieSmith 09/Jul Lead RP
with Binigo
Scott Quinn 03/Jul Lead RP

2nd go tonight already knew the moves from many moons ago still an awesome route! 7b *SECOND GLUE IN ROTATES WILL REPLACE

with Chris
John Kettle 01/Jul Lead RP
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead RP
Duncan Campbell 24/Sep/16 Lead RP

Fluffed the start on the onsight. Didn't work it properly so messed it up next go. Lowered from bolt above where I fell and went to the top. Upper section is great sustained climbing! Probs 7b

tommccluskey 05/Aug/16 Lead RP


WB 11/Oct/15 Lead RP
with Andy M
stv 10/Oct/15 Lead
with B
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead RP
sam clingclangclimb 15/Sep/15 Lead RP
with mike woodbridge
Harry Chaplin 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
nickmoulden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Wooo, great climb. Who needs to go abroad.

with zoe bidula
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
julesp 02/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Iain and Dave
Dave Douglas 01/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Julie Pearson, Iain MacDonald
julesp 01/Aug/15 TR dog
with Iain and Dave
danJBA 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Mat Welsh 23/Jul/15 Lead RP

Second go - Dogged up placing the clips then ticked it next go. Absolute class line, the harder section on the headwall is superb climbing. Classic 7b !

with Warren
John 'B' Hutchinson 22/Jul/15 Lead RP

Yes it's as good as people say. A total classic not to be missed! 3rd RP

with Alan Cassidy
cobes 15/Jul/15 Lead RP
with B
cobes 15/Jul/15 Lead RP
with B
Joedt 12/Jul/15 Lead RP
nicolat ?/Jul/15 -
samrad 12/Oct/14 Lead β

nice climbing. big moves through the lower 3rd on good holds. then steady away to the top with alright climbing. was slightly disappointed with the second half.....

with Chris
Hidden 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Fraser 28/Sep/14 TR dog

Back on TR, trying to remember the beta. Had forgotten how decent the climbing is!

with Kev
mark20 14/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/14 Lead RP
GPN 10/Sep/14 Lead RP

A Cumbrian classic! 1st RP.

dannyboy83 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S


rikbattye 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Gus 22/Jul/14 Lead β
with Gaz parry
atapper21 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Simon Bennet
steveleahy 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with George Hartley
Fraser 23/Nov/13 TR dnf

3 wet shots on lower 6 bolts. Should go next visit....

with Koon, JLS, Kev
Hidden 11/Oct/13 Lead O/S
kevg 31/Aug/13 TR dog
with Fraser
Fraser 31/Aug/13 TR dog

Burly through the bottom 1/4, then nice and more technical above. Not sure about the headwall being "as good as it gets" - it's decent, but not mind-alteringly superb.

with Kev
NDD 28/Aug/13 Lead RP
with anna gilyeat
nathanlee 09/Aug/13 Lead RP

fell off the wet bottom section, lowered off, then led to the top.

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 09/Aug/13 Lead RP
SMc 07/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Anne
Glenn Sutcliffe 27/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Woody
Tony Little 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
thebigfriendlymoose 01/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Stephen
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2012 -

One of the best of it's grade in the country (and certainly not 7b+ as the latest Rockfax suggests)

with Alex Haslehurst
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd dnf
barni 17/Nov/11 Lead
with Tapper
Adam Long 31/Aug/11 Lead β


with Ben Bransby
Garrouli 28/Aug/11 Lead RP


with Ioanna
Graham Iles 28/Jul/11 TR RP
khawk 26/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with DT
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead
C coldwell-storry 10/Jul/11 Lead RP

first go ater alling off the start 2 years ago

JM 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Ashley Clarke
uptown 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Sean_J
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead RP
ewen 03/Sep/10 Lead RP

1st Redpoint. Cumbrian 7a+

with rich
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead RP
bfreeman 03/Jul/10 Lead β
with Jon Freeman
jfreeman 02/Jul/10 Lead RP

Second go

craig matheson ??/2010 -
jeffmcd56 ??/2010 Lead β
with Wez
Brown 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Henry
Gus 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
riddle 03/Jul/08 Lead dog

Pie hot, hard start but great fun.

with Dan Smith
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jun/07 Lead RP
with Andy Hyslop
Hidden User 56 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt

Seemed harder than I remembered, but it had been 10 years. Had to RP it and it felt more like 7b than 7a+

Boy ??/2006 -
robyn1 ??/2005 -
Cassidy 01/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Craig McCallum, Bob, Lynne Malcolm
Henners 01/Jun/04 Lead RP
with Neil Buzby
whispering nic ?/Aug/03 -
with Niall
nige 20/Aug/00 Lead RP
with dave ormerod
sadams 16/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with John Fletcher
ste_d 18/May/97 Lead O/S
with mik
nokishatov 18/May/97 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1997 Lead RP
Mike Owen 08/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
sheppy 12/Jul/96 Lead RP

Mr M made an impressive flash of this, with my beta of course!

Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Jari Pollenen
Hidden User 56 ??/1996 Lead
with Aaron Tonks
ukb & bmc shark 11/Aug/94 Lead β

Watched someone do it before me - definitely helps

crossleysm ??/1994 Lead RP

1 RP c.94

innes ??/1994 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 01/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 31/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/91 Lead β
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Andy Kassyk
Mike Owen 04/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Dave Hinton
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