Rockfax Description
A scary route. A bold and nerve-wracking start leads to the first bolt at about 10m - reaching it is only 5b though! Above, sustained slab climbing weaves between the now ample bolts. © Rockfax

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Dom Mackenzie 7 Sep Show βeta
βeta: A hold just over a metre below the first bolt is loose, although not immediately obviously so. She's coming off at some point, bit of a roll of the dice this one.
 
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βeta: A hold just over a metre below the first bolt is loose, although not immediately obviously so. She's coming off at some point, bit of a roll of the dice this one.
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Alistair Corbett 7 Sep 2nd cracking lead by Dooda
cracking lead by Dooda
Hidden 7 Sep Lead O/S
Hannes B 21 Aug Lead O/S
Zakko 26 Jun Lead O/S Was pretty scary to the first bolt. Good holds but surprisingly thin. I found one hold that was loose in my hand but didn't come off when I used it! Crux was pretty decent, not toooooo tricky. Run out at the top but climbing gets easier.
Was pretty scary to the first bolt. Good holds but surprisingly thin. I found one hold that was loose in my hand but didn't come off when I used it! Crux was pretty decent, not toooooo tricky. Run out at the top but climbing gets easier.
BenRyle 19 Jun Lead rpt
with Ewan, Kim
with Ewan, Kim
Hidden 4 May TR O/S
Mark Reeves 1 May 2nd
Hidden 1 May Lead
Lewis Perrin Williams 22 Apr Lead O/S Awesome! Not hard to the first bolt but requires confidence and good technique.
with Lucy Tatam
Awesome! Not hard to the first bolt but requires confidence and good technique.
with Lucy Tatam
kieranor ?Apr Lead O/S Bit fluttery before the first bolt, nice and steady after that ! Great line
Bit fluttery before the first bolt, nice and steady after that ! Great line
Mike505 29 Mar Lead O/S Wasn't expecting that today, felt steady on it and all went well. Soft though, I'm sure there are scarier E3's in the quarry (and E2's on Grit).
Wasn't expecting that today, felt steady on it and all went well. Soft though, I'm sure there are scarier E3's in the quarry (and E2's on Grit).
CMoore 13 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Awesome moves. Very runnout to first bolt. Put a skyhook on but it was well pish. Says only 5b to bolt in the guide. Id argue top end 5b/low 5c.
with JMather
Awesome moves. Very runnout to first bolt. Put a skyhook on but it was well pish. Says only 5b to bolt in the guide. Id argue top end 5b/low 5c.
with JMather
Terry Cruise 2 Jun, 2018 TR awsome route, some creaky flakes tho , tr solo practice
awsome route, some creaky flakes tho , tr solo practice
Graham Carter ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Graham Carter ??, 2018 -
markvaughan 20 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf Got within 3m of first bolt before deciding that the consequences were too high for my confidence. Managed to down climb the slab successfully. Maybe another day.
Got within 3m of first bolt before deciding that the consequences were too high for my confidence. Managed to down climb the slab successfully. Maybe another day.
asol 30 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Euge401
with Euge401
andyinglis 6 Jun, 2017 Lead Daft lob onto 1st bolt then a successful yoyo from the ground.
Daft lob onto 1st bolt then a successful yoyo from the ground.
Hidden 6 Jun, 2017 Lead β
dan gibson 26 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 5 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S What an amazing climb! The 1st two clips are quite run out, had to have a quick word to stop my disco leg,which wasn't helping!
What an amazing climb! The 1st two clips are quite run out, had to have a quick word to stop my disco leg,which wasn't helping!
WilliamRupp 27 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S no side runner
no side runner
Marti999 9 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
kez1 20 Sep, 2016 TR O/S
with tom McCluskey , dinodinosaur
with tom McCluskey , dinodinosaur
philhilo 11 Sep, 2016 Lead β Had a previous look at this on descent from the Direct. Excellent route and straightforward.
Had a previous look at this on descent from the Direct. Excellent route and straightforward.
Flavio 29 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Great start to an HVS-free, *** birthday weekend
Great start to an HVS-free, *** birthday weekend
papashango 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with natmat
with natmat
Hidden 9 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 30 May, 2016 Lead RP Having got to the top of Scarlet Runner Direct, decided to have a look at the moves on top rope first a few times before going for the lead. Never too hard, but pretty sustained especially on the toes!!
Having got to the top of Scarlet Runner Direct, decided to have a look at the moves on top rope first a few times before going for the lead. Never too hard, but pretty sustained especially on the toes!!
jsmcfarland 12 May, 2016 Lead O/S The next logical step up from Gnat Attack and Massambula. Getting to the first bolt is a little scary, but afterwards it is just incredibly sustained. Finding places to rest toes was brilliant!
The next logical step up from Gnat Attack and Massambula. Getting to the first bolt is a little scary, but afterwards it is just incredibly sustained. Finding places to rest toes was brilliant!
Butel 30 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
jezb1 24 Apr, 2016 Lead Psyched. Had done direct a couple of days earlier. Start is intimidating but went smoothly.
Psyched. Had done direct a couple of days earlier. Start is intimidating but went smoothly.
Hidden 15 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
JamesWilliams 2 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S mega nice thin climbing all the way pretty sustained
with Bren, Qureshi
mega nice thin climbing all the way pretty sustained
with Bren, Qureshi
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 Lead dnf
UncleMephisto 16 Jul, 2015 TR O/S
with Andy Scott
with Andy Scott
Misha 12 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S The moves felt pretty straightforward after Short Stories, though still tricky in places. A lot of it is a bit insecure though as the holds are often a bit slopey. A couple of loose flakes as well, which need handling with care - including one which I carefully used to get to the first bolt. Memorable!
with Nicolas
The moves felt pretty straightforward after Short Stories, though still tricky in places. A lot of it is a bit insecure though as the holds are often a bit slopey. A couple of loose flakes as well, which need handling with care - including one which I carefully used to get to the first bolt. Memorable!
with Nicolas
Hidden 12 Jul, 2015 2nd dog
Hidden 14 Jun, 2015 Lead
Ewan Russell 12 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Brad
with Brad
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S good route. the rockfax line goes left at the top, which would take you in to a load of moss with no lower-off and no possibility of topping out.
with Roisin
good route. the rockfax line goes left at the top, which would take you in to a load of moss with no lower-off and no possibility of topping out.
with Roisin
jacob shieldhouse hadley 21 May, 2015 Lead O/S good soft, rock over feels insecure but it is not. done in bouldering sheas :p
with tom
good soft, rock over feels insecure but it is not. done in bouldering sheas :p
with tom
Hidden 26 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
ad111 ??, 2015 Lead
Qisheng Xie 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Bold and scary, crux is below the first bolt, sustained slab climbing all the way.
Bold and scary, crux is below the first bolt, sustained slab climbing all the way.
Gloria 24 Aug, 2014 2nd
shed_hed 16 May, 2014 Lead O/S Nice route. Bit of a bold start and head game comitting to moves to get to the first and second bolt. Crux is well protected and went quickly then run out again at the top but eases as you go higher.
Nice route. Bit of a bold start and head game comitting to moves to get to the first and second bolt. Crux is well protected and went quickly then run out again at the top but eases as you go higher.
BenRyle 4 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Dan Hale 4 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Done in semi-darkness. Steady enough but in the failing light the holds tended to blend into one, making it easy to climb into a dead-end.
with BenRyle
Done in semi-darkness. Steady enough but in the failing light the holds tended to blend into one, making it easy to climb into a dead-end.
with BenRyle
richiebongo 26 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Inbetween rain showers with gwen. A bit soft for the grade even though it's fairly harrowing to the first bolt. Belayed Topher on it a week before but it was pretty dark so am claiming the onsight anyway.
Inbetween rain showers with gwen. A bit soft for the grade even though it's fairly harrowing to the first bolt. Belayed Topher on it a week before but it was pretty dark so am claiming the onsight anyway.
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 18 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Tricky in fading light, ticking holds as I passed them so I could see where to put my feet! First section to bolt was easier than I thought, thankfully.
Tricky in fading light, ticking holds as I passed them so I could see where to put my feet! First section to bolt was easier than I thought, thankfully.
air 7 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 5 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Alexis
with Alexis
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
morganator 23 Sep, 2012 Lead
with soph
with soph
soph 23 Sep, 2012 2nd
james.slater 19 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S E4 just for the first bolt, its not nice being that high! Sustained climbing after but reasonably safe i guess!
E4 just for the first bolt, its not nice being that high! Sustained climbing after but reasonably safe i guess!
Ed morris 29 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with stefan
with stefan
Tom Livingstone 23 Jan, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2011 -
mwatson ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
willoates 22 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Getting very dark from the half way point, chalking up holds in order to see them from above. a bit wet too.
with Steeve
Getting very dark from the half way point, chalking up holds in order to see them from above. a bit wet too.
with Steeve
smallerrich 8 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with samrad
with samrad
al123 4 Sep, 2010 TR dog
rustaldo 4 Sep, 2010 Lead dog
with al123
with al123
Mike Goldthorp 15 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Really nice continuous slate climbing, nothing too taxing and just run-out enough to give it E4, although low in the grade.
with Jono
Really nice continuous slate climbing, nothing too taxing and just run-out enough to give it E4, although low in the grade.
with Jono
stevethomas 18 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Pete
with Pete
Brian Rodgers 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S Second came off after breaking a hold on the rock over before the first bolt. That was a bit disconcerting.
with Mark Hudson, Ian Wyatt
Second came off after breaking a hold on the rock over before the first bolt. That was a bit disconcerting.
with Mark Hudson, Ian Wyatt
Duncan Campbell 4 May, 2010 Lead O/S cool, weird not like normal slate as its slopey...broke hand hold offand it was a bit wet at the top. Soft.
cool, weird not like normal slate as its slopey...broke hand hold offand it was a bit wet at the top. Soft.
ollieben 4 May, 2010 2nd dog
with duncan cambell
with duncan cambell
harvie 11 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Chris Beck ?May, 2009 Lead O/S Quality moves, a great route
Quality moves, a great route
climbingpixie 11 Apr, 2009 2nd dog
with Andy Hobson
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 Lead RP
Orlov ??, 2009 Lead
Franco Cookson ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Lloyders ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Suzie Wilson ?Aug, 2008 2nd
with jack
with jack
Franco Cookson OLD 25 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 4 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Matt Vigg ??, 2008 -
RossG ??, 2008 -
Alex Mason 3 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S thin and sustained, cool route. 6a.
thin and sustained, cool route. 6a.
climbingrev 27 Aug, 2007 TR dog Fell twice on this, but started again below fall-point. Silly falls, neither at crux points.Enjoyed the balancey, delicate nature of this though - well above my normal grade at this time.
Fell twice on this, but started again below fall-point. Silly falls, neither at crux points.Enjoyed the balancey, delicate nature of this though - well above my normal grade at this time.
Will Hunt 5 Aug, 2007 Lead dnf
with Nick Bird
with Nick Bird
Will Hunt 5 Aug, 2007 2nd RP
with Nick Bird
with Nick Bird
ksjs 26 May, 2007 Lead O/S hard to believe this is E4 (soft if it is). anyway, fun with especially good climbing in the upper half.
hard to believe this is E4 (soft if it is). anyway, fun with especially good climbing in the upper half.
Toby Dunn 22 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
with Joe Bawden
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
RossG123 ??, 2007 2nd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
shoulders 27 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Dringo ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Oct, 2005 Lead O/S Quite soft for the grade, but bold up to the first bolt.
Quite soft for the grade, but bold up to the first bolt.
paul m hadley ?Oct, 2003 -
Gus 25 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Dave Bond ??, 2003 Lead β
with SiW
with SiW
Mark Riley ?Apr, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2001 Lead O/S
Antoine1 26 Aug, 2001 2nd O/S Only got part way...well, I hadn't been climbing long!
with Brian Teasdale, Karl Telfer
Only got part way...well, I hadn't been climbing long!
with Brian Teasdale, Karl Telfer
BenTiffin ?May, 2001 Lead Clipper the bolt on the direct start
with Andy Bissell
Clipper the bolt on the direct start
with Andy Bissell
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead rpt
migs493 9 Sep, 2000 Lead O/S
Ed Booth ??, 2000 Lead O/S
WB ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Hidden ??, 2000 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 2 May, 1999 2nd
with mark kendrick
with mark kendrick
petekeron ??, 1999 2nd O/S
with Alex Binks
with Alex Binks
cragspud ?Dec, 1998 TR O/S
stuart100 21 Mar, 1998 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
with Claire Graham
tmawer ??, 1998 2nd O/S Date a guess.
with Jim Arnold
Date a guess.
with Jim Arnold
Hidden 25 May, 1997 Lead O/S
D Tempest 24 May, 1997 Lead O/S
with Rick
with Rick
Steve Crowe 16 Jul, 1996 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
AB1965 3 Apr, 1996 Lead
craig h 26 Feb, 1996 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
craig h 25 Feb, 1996 TR O/S
with Shunted
with Shunted
Hidden 8 Oct, 1995 Lead O/S
Gambit 6 Aug, 1995 Lead O/S Drove down after a morning at work and got straight on it.
with Rob, barney1
Drove down after a morning at work and got straight on it.
with Rob, barney1
Cowflinger ?May, 1995 Lead rpt
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??, 1995 Lead O/S coke can ring pulls for bolts back in day made this feel scary!
coke can ring pulls for bolts back in day made this feel scary!
pete johnson 15 Oct, 1994 Lead O/S
with Andy Robinson
with Andy Robinson
Hidden 30 Jul, 1994 Lead
Hidden 10 Jul, 1994 Lead rpt
Hidden 12 Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 7 May, 1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 May, 1994 TR O/S
Dave Musgrove 2 Apr, 1994 Lead β 1st runner clipped!
1st runner clipped!
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29 Mar, 1994 Lead
with mark kendrick
with mark kendrick
tlr 23 Oct, 1993 Lead
with Adrian
with Adrian
Hidden 1 May, 1993 2nd
David Slater ?May, 1993 Lead O/S
uphillnow 30 Apr, 1993 2nd with either charlie french or mark gray
with either charlie french or mark gray
Stoney Boy 17 Apr, 1993 Lead O/S
with Bob Marks
with Bob Marks
leadmat ??, 1993 Lead O/S
with Chris Hingston
with Chris Hingston
adi bryant ??, 1993 Lead O/S
with Ollie, Tim
with Ollie, Tim
tlr 3 Aug, 1992 Lead
with Nj
with Nj
goi.ashmore 26 Jun, 1992 Lead O/S Again after a manic drive up from Cardiff, on a very warm evening...
with Simon Coles, Rich Lawrence
Again after a manic drive up from Cardiff, on a very warm evening...
with Simon Coles, Rich Lawrence
Hidden 23 May, 1992 2nd O/S
Neil McA 10 Apr, 1992 2nd rpt
with Geraldine Westrup, Dave Green
with Geraldine Westrup, Dave Green
Hidden ??, 1992 2nd
channinga ??, 1992 -
mattnuttall 16 Jul, 1991 Lead O/S First OS E4, soft touch?
with Matthieu Mounier
First OS E4, soft touch?
with Matthieu Mounier
whispering nic 10 May, 1991 Lead
with Ali W
with Ali W
steveboote ??, 1991 Lead O/S With Heather and Rosie
With Heather and Rosie
PaulHermes ??, 1991 -
FATBOYFAT ??, 1991 Lead O/S my first E4
my first E4
Hidden ??, 1991 Lead β
Hidden 3 Nov, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 1990 TR O/S
mark-abz 11 Aug, 1990 Lead O/S
with Pete T
with Pete T
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jun, 1990 Lead O/S
with Bill Williamson
with Bill Williamson
Hidden 27 May, 1990 TR
Hidden 6 May, 1990 TR
Paul Figg ?Apr, 1990 TR
chrisdavies ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1990 2nd
Mark Kemball ??, 1990 Lead
with Alison Dorey
with Alison Dorey
Hidden ??, 1990 -
steve taylor ?Jul, 1989 Lead O/S First E4 - but it isn't really
with stumpy
First E4 - but it isn't really
with stumpy
steve taylor ?Jul, 1989 Lead
with Steve Williams
with Steve Williams
goshawk ?Jul, 1989 Lead
with JI
with JI
RockPhoenix 23 Feb, 1989 Lead O/S
with chrisdavies, Bruv Simon
with chrisdavies, Bruv Simon
edwardwoodward ??, 1989 2nd
mik1miller ??, 1989 Lead O/S
with peter hadfield
with peter hadfield
Mark Lloyd 13 Nov, 1988 Lead O/S
with Drew Bridger
with Drew Bridger
wynaptomos ?Sep, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 1988 2nd
Hidden 30 May, 1988 Lead
Hidden 3 Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1988 AltLd
neilh 25 Jul, 1987 2nd
with mark griffiths
with mark griffiths
Hidden 16 May, 1987 2nd
Mike Owen 9 May, 1987 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Neil McA 3 May, 1987 2nd O/S
with Howard Lancashire, Andy Perkins
with Howard Lancashire, Andy Perkins
sadams 14 Apr, 1987 Lead O/S
with Guy Townsend
with Guy Townsend
Hidden 8 Mar, 1987 TR
Enty ??, 1987 Lead
with A Gudgeon
with A Gudgeon
DDDD ??, 1987 -
Hidden 1 Jul, 1985 Lead
Melok ??, 1985 -
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead O/S
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