3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Although a linking pitch, this inventive section of climbing allows the magnificent lower section of Moonraker to be connected to the wild headwall of Dreadnought.
1) 5a, 27m. (Pitch 1 of Moonraker). Make a diagonal traverse up right to a slight rib past a peg, climb round the rib to the base of a steep crack. Climb the crack to a chockstone, then traverse up leftwards across the wall to a stance on a ledge at the base of a corner-crack.
2) 5b, 24m. Climb the corner above the stance to its top (as for Moonraker). Move right into a wide crack/chimney, exit this right and move down to a ledge. From the right-hand end of the ledge climb steeply to another good ledge.
3) 5b, 23m. (Pitch 3 of Dreadnought). Move left out of the cave and climb steep ground to a narrow groove on the right which is followed to a ledge. Ascend the leaning wall above to an overhang and pull though this with difficulty to better holds and easier climbing to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A link up pitch giving access to the superbly positioned upper pitch of Dreadnought at a reasonable grade. Start on Moonraker (5a) and on pitch 2 break out right at the top of the corner. Cross the chimney of The Hood and step down to a ledge. Move up from the RHS of this ledge heading for another ledge. Continue up to the very smelly cave stance on Dreadnought and belay from the huge thread. Pitch three is the top pitch of Dreadnought at 5a/b

Cannings,Littlejohn & Biven as part of the girdle Seventh Circle 05/Apr/1969

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
GraMc 8 Sep AltLd O/S Cool enough, top pitch underwhelming
Cool enough, top pitch underwhelming
JendeHoxar 3 Aug AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Oscar Popels 3 Aug AltLd O/S P3. Some tricky climbing but good gear. Great fun.
P3. Some tricky climbing but good gear. Great fun.
Flavio 3 Aug AltLd O/S
JGriffiths 3 Aug AltLd O/S Led pitch 2. Climbed as two pitches from the top of P1 of Moonraker
Led pitch 2. Climbed as two pitches from the top of P1 of Moonraker
kennythescot 22 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Lee_Meaden 22 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Awesome! Led P1 & P3. Exposed leaving the cave belay for the final pitch but the climbing is fine with good gear. Crux was the pitch 2 traverse for me on gravelly insecure holds
Awesome! Led P1 & P3. Exposed leaving the cave belay for the final pitch but the climbing is fine with good gear. Crux was the pitch 2 traverse for me on gravelly insecure holds
Hidden ??, 2018 AltLd O/S
alice fuller 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S abbed in to the 1st belay of Moonraker. Pete lead the 2nd airy pitch traversing across and up to the cave to the belay for the top pitch of Dreadnought. Exposure .. there is exposure:). I lead the top pitch... excellent climbing with good gear just where you need it.
abbed in to the 1st belay of Moonraker. Pete lead the 2nd airy pitch traversing across and up to the cave to the belay for the top pitch of Dreadnought. Exposure .. there is exposure:). I lead the top pitch... excellent climbing with good gear just where you need it.
Neil McA 23 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S excellent link up of pitches for those that cant do dreadnought! :)
with martin cooper
excellent link up of pitches for those that cant do dreadnought! :)
with martin cooper
Martin Cooper 23 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S P2 for me
with Neil
P2 for me
with Neil
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
poeter210 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with druss
with druss
JackM92 1 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Quality line. Lots of bird shit.
with Nick Nixon
Quality line. Lots of bird shit.
with Nick Nixon
NickNixon 1 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JackM92
with JackM92
Marti999 9 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 22 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S I lead P1 (Moonraker) and Simon lead P2, P3 Intimidating, with 3 genuine 5b cruxes. The first on the traverse of P2, on dusty insecure ground with some loose rock, so care required. The second two 5b moves are on P3 (Dreadnought), although on more solid rock than P2. A real adventure on very atmospheric ground. The approach through the great cave was unusually slimy and taxing, which added to the atmosphere. We had a low spring tide and a couple of seals as audience, and Dave, Tim, Sarah on Goddess of Moonraker for company, with Sean and Harry attempting Moonraker below us.
I lead P1 (Moonraker) and Simon lead P2, P3 Intimidating, with 3 genuine 5b cruxes. The first on the traverse of P2, on dusty insecure ground with some loose rock, so care required. The second two 5b moves are on P3 (Dreadnought), although on more solid rock than P2. A real adventure on very atmospheric ground. The approach through the great cave was unusually slimy and taxing, which added to the atmosphere. We had a low spring tide and a couple of seals as audience, and Dave, Tim, Sarah on Goddess of Moonraker for company, with Sean and Harry attempting Moonraker below us.
Hidden 30 Sep, 2012 AltLd β
Brian H 30 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 3 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Philippa Arding 28 Aug, 2012 2nd
with nick arding
with nick arding
James Mitchelmore 8 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Johnny Baker 10 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S Huge sea- moonraker party had just been washed off the approach traverse when we arrived. Exposed e1 - climbing good but quality comes from the adventure - or misadventure.
with Matt Knapp
Huge sea- moonraker party had just been washed off the approach traverse when we arrived. Exposed e1 - climbing good but quality comes from the adventure - or misadventure.
with Matt Knapp
Hidden 17 Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead O/S
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