UKC

38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A thin and poorly protected start, but good climbing above, and the top pitch is stunning.
1) 5a, 16m. Climb over a fingery bulge, then move left to the main groove, which leads to a belay at the fault-line.
2) 4c, 22m. Pull left onto the side wall and climb up to a niche. Follow the right-hand crack above to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Crewe, D.Close 6.9.75 06/Sep/1975

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20.


ClimberDateStyle
Horton 29/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Tide was a touch high for a clean start so we set up a rough belay on the 'fin-backed boulder' so I could make a literally running start at p1. I thought the start was straight forward given the risk of getting soaked despite not brilliantly protected. Setup a hanging belay on the bulge and brought Charlie up (wet rope and all). P1 was fun but not otherwise taxing. Lead P2. Produced some next level disco leg upon getting 'established' above the roof (after some unexpected jams). Great position! Think I missed the standard exit and went straight up which was a bit loose.

Dizz 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
climbtim 14/Aug/16 AltLd
afterthesend 13/May/16 2nd
garywong 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Peri Cheale
Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
andycash 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Daryl nayler
Hidden 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Dave Thompson 10/Sep/14 Lead
with Mark Lee
Monkey_Alan 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Bold start! Had previously bouldered up the start twice, but never got as far as getting gear in.

with John Knight, Julian Prieto
Julian Prieto 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with John Knight, Alan Blanchflower
PilarMartinez 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

combined route, the fisrt pitch of Black Crack and the second pitch of Argo

with The Red Devil
matt.jj ??/2013 AltLd
Dave Mahon ??/2013 AltLd

Pitch 1 is nice. A little bold but the holds are all there and you reach the first wire fairly quickly.

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 06/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
Graham Westbrook 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
wi11 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
feilx 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Heather
clipskipper 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

5a start can be avoided easily. Crux is steepish and quite tricky at 4c.

with Dave Wing
davewing 15/Aug/10 2nd
with Lee
Norman_P_W 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Bob M
Bob M 23/Aug/09 Lead

Pitch 1 of Black Crack, pitch 2 of Argo.

Hidden ??/2009 -
trev_f 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S

in one pitch

with Ed
Ed Babs 07/Dec/08 2nd O/S

in one pitch - tricky difficult to protect start

with Trevor
Hidden 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
AJ007 19/Oct/08 AltLd
Bob M 10/Oct/07 AltLd

Necky 5a to start, pitch 2 only VS but simply brilliant, with good moves, bombproof thread runners and outrageous positions

brian watson ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Pam Joliffe
mike.moss ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
Nigel Coe 14/Sep/03 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby
cem 04/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Nigel Coe 21/Feb/93 AltLd
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