20m.

Rockfax Description
A pleasant and worthwhile route. The start is a bit indifferent, but the climbing then becomes an absorbing and technical challenge up the fossils to a hardish finish on the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Nic Hellyer 20/Mar/1999

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Wilbur 7 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: good climbing but both me and my partner knocked off plenty of holds. Wearing a helmet to belay is advisable. More traffic would clean it up a bit further and then it'd be worth 2 stars...
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βeta: good climbing but both me and my partner knocked off plenty of holds. Wearing a helmet to belay is advisable. More traffic would clean it up a bit further and then it'd be worth 2 stars...
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
alex goodall 13 Jul Lead O/S Deserves 2 stars. Run out in the middle, cool fossil holds. Feels like almost any of the holds could break. Went left at the head wall as couldn't see the anchor. Looked blank going straight
with Juilane
Deserves 2 stars. Run out in the middle, cool fossil holds. Feels like almost any of the holds could break. Went left at the head wall as couldn't see the anchor. Looked blank going straight
with Juilane
DavidR 12 Jul Lead O/S
aholubek 6 May Lead O/S
Douglas ?May Lead O/S
with Doug Lindo
with Doug Lindo
Lukechandler 6 Apr Lead O/S
Ignas Va 4 Aug, 2018 Lead RP It's a shame that I cannot count this as an onsight as a hand hold snapped at the 3rd bolt. Nice, technical, and steady climb. Low in the grade.
with JorgeR
It's a shame that I cannot count this as an onsight as a hand hold snapped at the 3rd bolt. Nice, technical, and steady climb. Low in the grade.
with JorgeR
Phil Davidson 7 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Steve Challoner
with Steve Challoner
samparsons 16 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Wow! What a great route, love the run out!
Wow! What a great route, love the run out!
adamsriches 5 Nov, 2017 Lead RP
with Scribe
with Scribe
tsyrett 19 Aug, 2017 Lead dog
adamsriches ?Nov, 2016 Lead dog
Hidden 11 Jun, 2016 2nd
cdpuk 11 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Bolts vs Rockfax line seem a bit off. Went up groove in the mid-height roof - should have gone right, but bolts were left? More natural/obvious line up the headwall to the left (on the crack with good hold) but direct went OK using a mono. Spaced bolts (though necessary in some places due to unsuitable rock), dirty lower section.
Bolts vs Rockfax line seem a bit off. Went up groove in the mid-height roof - should have gone right, but bolts were left? More natural/obvious line up the headwall to the left (on the crack with good hold) but direct went OK using a mono. Spaced bolts (though necessary in some places due to unsuitable rock), dirty lower section.
RachelHC 11 Jun, 2016 TR dog Had to rest at the beginning of the head wall while I figured out how on earth to get up what appeared to be a completely blank face, decided to veer slightly left to a couple of handholds. Interesting textured rock, glad I wasn't leading this though!
with Doug Dalgliesh, cdpuk
Had to rest at the beginning of the head wall while I figured out how on earth to get up what appeared to be a completely blank face, decided to veer slightly left to a couple of handholds. Interesting textured rock, glad I wasn't leading this though!
with Doug Dalgliesh, cdpuk
Hidden 3 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
mdjb 27 Jun, 2015 -
suffolknick 24 May, 2015 Lead dog Thought it was shit happens... How ironic. Pissed about a lot on the fossil section - felt run out. Moved left for last clip to flake.
with Steve Chong, lou
Thought it was shit happens... How ironic. Pissed about a lot on the fossil section - felt run out. Moved left for last clip to flake.
with Steve Chong, lou
Hidden 17 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Honey badger 93 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
robajob 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
tsyrett 22 Mar, 2015 Lead RP Struggled first go on the last hard move. Got it second time round after a bit of figuring out. The mid section is a bit crumbly but the bigger obvious holds are solid enough.
Struggled first go on the last hard move. Got it second time round after a bit of figuring out. The mid section is a bit crumbly but the bigger obvious holds are solid enough.
brian watson 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Steve Newman, Sophie Nunn
with Steve Newman, Sophie Nunn
Pete Scott 22 Mar, 2015 Lead β
Sophie Nunn 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Jane Weir 29 Nov, 2014 Lead rpt
with AlexD
with AlexD
AlexD 29 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with Jane Weir, Mike, La Mont
with Jane Weir, Mike, La Mont
Jane Weir 9 Nov, 2014 Lead rpt
with gubbins
with gubbins
Hidden 9 Nov, 2014 TR rpt
Jonathan Emett 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S kept waiting for the hard bit at the top - turned out I'd already done it...
kept waiting for the hard bit at the top - turned out I'd already done it...
philhaigh 24 Jul, 2014 Lead β
with Bertie Hubbard, Barry Kerslake, Gem Minihan, nataliehaigh
with Bertie Hubbard, Barry Kerslake, Gem Minihan, nataliehaigh
Shamina 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
th£wrecker 15 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
garethm 17 May, 2014 TR dnf Pissed about on this one
Pissed about on this one
Hidden 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 13 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Rich
with Rich
Phil Murray 26 May, 2013 Lead β Went left at the last clip - very thin traverse; then straight up.
with Steve Wright
Went left at the last clip - very thin traverse; then straight up.
with Steve Wright
Hidden 30 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?May, 2012 Lead O/S
Tom Downes 24 Mar, 2012 2nd
with katiep
with katiep
katiep 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Nice but a bit dusty and with very friable rock in the middle section.
Nice but a bit dusty and with very friable rock in the middle section.
dan gibson 15 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with nat tanzer
with nat tanzer
lewiz 12 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
with kirsten
with kirsten
kirsten 12 Nov, 2011 2nd dnf
with lewiz
with lewiz
ian d f 16 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
natalietanzer 20 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
with sue
with sue
Hidden 1 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
mikeconway 8 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
John 1804 26 Jul, 2010 Lead dog
vertigo 24 Apr, 2010 Lead RP Ground up after a foothold broke near the 3rd clip...
Ground up after a foothold broke near the 3rd clip...
Ben Harper 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with vertigo
with vertigo
tommytuffa 18 Apr, 2010 Lead Hold snapped mid clip at third bolt, hit the ground softly at the end of the ropes stretch. Belayer looked quite shaken. Got back on and did it. Run out at top.
with Tomar
Hold snapped mid clip at third bolt, hit the ground softly at the end of the ropes stretch. Belayer looked quite shaken. Got back on and did it. Run out at top.
with Tomar
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 TR O/S
MarkRyder 4 Apr, 2010 Lead RP
with vertigo
with vertigo
Hidden 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
trev_f 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with melD
with melD
Ed Babs 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
with Mike Hawkins
LiLaMont 30 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marchant
with Sarah Marchant
Tom Heslam ??, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
with Ed Heslam
clipskipper 10 Oct, 2009 Lead β Interesting technical stuff. Good route
with Jane
Interesting technical stuff. Good route
with Jane
Kerm ?Sep, 2009 Lead
Hidden 27 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
Hidden 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Dan_Carroll 15 Mar, 2009 Lead dog nice climb though the top section felt hard for 6b+. went left to the small flake hold in the end (off route?)
nice climb though the top section felt hard for 6b+. went left to the small flake hold in the end (off route?)
Jane Weir ??, 2009 Lead
nealh ??, 2009 Lead
schof 12 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with darryl
with darryl
Hidden 15 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
La Mont ??, 2008 -
tobydunford 3 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
chris sm 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Richard Horn 1 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Wilbur 6 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S First 6b+ onsight
with George
First 6b+ onsight
with George
Morgan Woods ?Apr, 2006 Lead O/S slightly scary!
with Gareth
slightly scary!
with Gareth
Hidden ?Feb, 2006 Lead O/S
feeko ??, 2006 -
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
chrisbevins ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 1997 Lead
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