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 06/Sep/1975

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ian bryant 17 Sep, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: quite a bold start but nice climbing all the way.
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βeta: quite a bold start but nice climbing all the way.
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Horton 29 Oct, 2017 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.
with Charlie Fehl
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.
with Charlie Fehl
Dizz 18 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
afterthesend 13 May, 2016 2nd
garywong 19 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P2
with Peri Cheale
Led P2
with Peri Cheale
Hidden 19 Sep, 2015 AltLd rpt
andycash 8 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Daryl nayler
with Daryl nayler
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Feb, 2015 2nd rpt
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
Dave Thompson 10 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Mark Lee
with Mark Lee
Monkey_Alan 1 Sep, 2013 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
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 1 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P2
with John Knight, Monkey_Alan
Led P2
with John Knight, Monkey_Alan
PilarMartinez 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S combined route, the fisrt pitch of Black Crack and the second pitch of Argo
with The Red Devil
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.
with matt.jj
Pitch 1 is nice. A little bold but the holds are all there and you reach the first wire fairly quickly.
with matt.jj
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Hidden 6 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Aug, 2012 Lead
Hidden 3 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 Lead
Graham Westbrook 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with wi11
with wi11
wi11 2 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
feilx 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
clipskipper 15 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S 5a start can be avoided easily. Crux is steepish and quite tricky at 4c.
with Dave Wing
5a start can be avoided easily. Crux is steepish and quite tricky at 4c.
with Dave Wing
davewing 15 Aug, 2010 2nd
with Lee
with Lee
Norman_P_W 23 Aug, 2009 2nd
with Bob M
with Bob M
Bob M 23 Aug, 2009 Lead Pitch 1 of Black Crack, pitch 2 of Argo.
Pitch 1 of Black Crack, pitch 2 of Argo.
scott titt ??, 2009 -
trev_f 7 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S in one pitch
with Ed Babs
in one pitch
with Ed Babs
Ed Babs 7 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S in one pitch - tricky difficult to protect start
with trev_f
in one pitch - tricky difficult to protect start
with trev_f
Hidden 19 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S
AJ007 19 Oct, 2008 AltLd
Bob M 10 Oct, 2007 AltLd Necky 5a to start, pitch 2 only VS but simply brilliant, with good moves, bombproof thread runners and outrageous positions
with riggy
Necky 5a to start, pitch 2 only VS but simply brilliant, with good moves, bombproof thread runners and outrageous positions
with riggy
brian watson ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Pam Joliffe
with Pam Joliffe
mike.moss ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??, 2006 AltLd
Nigel Coe 14 Sep, 2003 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby
with Tim Dunsby
cem 4 Aug, 2002 AltLd O/S Led p1
with GrahamD
Led p1
with GrahamD
Nigel Coe 21 Feb, 1993 AltLd
JimR ??, 1983 -
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