35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This rather worrying route starts up a wide groove in the wall just right of the abseil line (looking in).
1) 5a, 25m. Climb the groove, passing a roof on the right, then move left to gain an arete. Traverse diagonally right to belay below a wide crack. Awkward belays.
2) 4c, 15m. Follow the wide crack to the top. Poor gear. © Rockfax

FA. D.Hadlum, P.Grainger 10.4.66 10/Apr/1966

adam088 24/Sep AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch, Quico went straight up, rather than the 4c

with Quico
Hidden 03/Jul 2nd
bryan61 03/Jul Lead O/S

a tough move at the overhang, 5b in my opinion

with sally
Andrew Sloan 22/Jun AltLd O/S

Led first pitch.

with pete
Ellis Bird ??/2017 AltLd O/S
islandlynx 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Left with this route, the ugly sister of lighting wall etc, as the others were busy and the waves pined us in. Yes the ugly sister was obviously looser and bolder but also more fun. Roof and off width leg jams.

TomRiddelsdell 24/Sep/16 2nd β

I abolutely loved this route. The moves over the roof are tough and exciting. The rock on the start of p2 is a bit loose but the climing is easy enough. Then just when you think its all over...bam!...have a cheeky off width to finish off.

Hidden 18/Jul/16 2nd
Sam Husband 14/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Although I only seconded this it felt like it would be E1 to lead.

with Ed
Stroppy 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
richardashe 17/May/15 2nd O/S
ASchwirtz 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 09/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Richard Lade
MDR61 22/Apr/15 AltLd

Pissed off as for the first time ever I fell off on the Ruckle - blew the crux on second !!!!! got back on and climbed straight over the top rather than stepping left. Led second pitch - what a struggle - don't really do offwidths - no big gear and a bit run out in places.

with Ben
ian bryant ??/2015 -
bigbobbyking 25/May/14 2nd O/S

Chris led in one pitch. Roof felt really hard.

with Chris Bull
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Cheese Monkey 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S

P2 of Ashes and Diamonds. CC SW climbs has this down as VS 4c. Thought it felt bloody hard! Good lead from Iggy

with Iggy
andycash 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ash
mike.moss 16/Feb/14 AltLd
Kirill 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

ian d f 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 29/Dec/13 AltLd
with Ian
JoeCoxson 30/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Well. Thought we were at Subluminal and we were wrong. Set up a hanging belay at the second belay ledge, and had an interesting climb back up. All in all a hard adventure which should have never happened.

with Felix Gillies-Creasey
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd rpt
Paul Eckton 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Joshua Leak
Hidden 14/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ardzeiem 15/Jun/13 2nd

Fab route with excellent route finding & variety of terrain

with Nic
patrickc 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Sue
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?/May/13 Lead rpt

I hate this route, but it always seems better than ascending the ab somehow.

adam 24 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
budchawla 06/Apr/13 2nd dog

P1 feels hard but I the roof direct without the traverse left to the arete. P2 is good quality climbing - surprised to find a big splitter off-width. Can be hard to protect unless your partner cleverly remembered to bring 2x number 5 cams :)

budchawla ?/Feb/13 2nd
Rockwarrior ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
crispycodd 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S

As one single pitch. Had a problem getting out a Friend by the overhang. But the move left above the overhang was not too bad. The top offwidth crack was quite nice but required concentration all the way.

Robin Woodward ?/Sep/12 Lead
Alex the Alex ?/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/12 2nd dog
Robin Woodward ?/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 30/May/12 Lead O/S
LukeyG 29/May/12 Lead
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Kris suriyo 10/May/12 Lead O/S
nigel pearson 19/Nov/11 AltLd β

led first pitch after partner had placed some of the gear

with Robin
Andy Peak 1 20/Sep/11 Lead
with Pete
Graham Westbrook 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
wi11 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
tonanf 22/Jun/11 Lead
with james
tonanf 22/Jun/11 Lead
with james
Hidden 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 21/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Tricky moves around the roof, then a poorly-protected and loose P2.

LJC 25/Apr/11 -

P1. Easy going until the overhanging corner where there were some very awkward moves to place gear before moving left onto the face. Great little right traverse before the ledge - awkward belay spot, but managed to sit down. Dive bombed by a bird (possibly nesting on Elysium) which decided to scrabble at my helmet and shat on my legs - thanks a bunch!

ben.richards 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Nice offwidth action on P2...the description says "poor gear" however I managed to get some good protection in the form of two stacked hexes deep in the crack, which made the last few moves a little less daunting!

clipskipper 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Tricky roof forms the crux on the bottom section, with the not-so-difficult-as-it-looks crack at the top. Nice enough route

halfwaythere 09/Apr/11 2nd
jezb1 07/Apr/11 AltLd

P2, very nice route only placed 3 runners and went for it.

Alan100 03/Apr/11 -

Great fun getting between the roof and the arete - nice feeling of exposure but with good gear :)

Rowan Mitchell 03/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I climbed the second pitch

Hidden 20/Feb/11 Lead rpt
cem 25/Sep/10 AltLd rpt

Led p1

Theeni ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
mike.moss ??/2010 Lead O/S
duncan 22/Jul/09 AltLd
Elliot King LC&CC ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
mutt ??/2009 -
with Naomi Moran
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
RocknRoll 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch (5a) quite tricky getting round the overhang. Felt 'out there' but the fun was all over when I realised the arette was within reach and I didn't have to go straight up.

with Peter Murphy
Ed Babs 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with John Vet
Bob M 08/Jun/08 AltLd

Paul led pitch 1 (crux). Scary stance but good gear on top offwidth.

brian watson ??/2007 AltLd O/S
chrisbevins ??/2007 2nd
dan gibson 03/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with jamie evans
Hidden ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 AltLd
pezzerrr 26/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
bigie bob ??/2005 Lead O/S
feilx ??/2005 -
Richard Horn ?/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
Tightsgirl 01/Aug/04 2nd
with DAJ, Clare Francis
Marq 13/Mar/04 AltLd O/S


with Daniel Dennehy
benjino ?/Jan/04 -
Boxy 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Mick
Hidden 23/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/01 AltLd
cem 22/Oct/00 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Miles Butteriss
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
five ?/May/98 AltLd dog
colin milton 28/Aug/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
kp64zl ?/Jan/92 AltLd

finished up Ashes and Diamonds

with Keith
sdht ??/1992 -
with Dave Ward
mark-abz 29/Apr/90 Lead
with Simon K
steve taylor ?/Mar/90 AltLd
with Ket
Pete Nugent 26/Mar/89 -

VS 4c in the 1986 guide

Nigel Coe 12/Aug/88 Lead
with Duncan Turner
RichardMc 21/Jun/86 AltLd
with Steve Gould
Chris Terrey ?/Mar/81 2nd
with Mike Morrison
Nigel Coe 18/May/80 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
Ken Taylor 01/Nov/78 AltLd
with Gerry Dunford
Nigel Coe 08/Oct/78 Lead
with John Walmsley
Dave Musgrove 01/Dec/74 -
with Keith Butler
Martin Bennett 04/Jun/70 -
with JD
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