46m.

Rockfax Description
A classic of the quarries, and a must for any wannabe Slatehead. There is a poor lonely wire above the hard climbing and an even worse sling. From the blast shelter through the base of the arete, mantel onto the roof and follow a line of juggy hand holds out right to gain the arete. Once on the arete, compose yourself and climb to reach a heart-stoppingly airy high step. After this the climbing eases and the route switches to the opposite side of the arete. Finish up a short groove on the left side of the arete from a ledge near to the top. Trail a rope up to abseil off, although you will need two to reach the ground unless using a 70m. © Rockfax

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
FatRob 18 Jul TR O/S wouldn't like to lead this, its easy but there is no gear. Have given up soloing as it has only one obvious natural conclusion.
with Sam Eldridge
wouldn't like to lead this, its easy but there is no gear. Have given up soloing as it has only one obvious natural conclusion.
with Sam Eldridge
Hidden ?Jul Solo
Schurcher 23 May Solo O/S
with Will James
with Will James
kez1 17 May Solo rpt
with Johny
with Johny
Lewis Perrin Williams 5 May Solo O/S Very nice, easy climbing, there's a brilliant picture of Will on this, in the North Wales G/U guide.
with Oscar Peplow
Very nice, easy climbing, there's a brilliant picture of Will on this, in the North Wales G/U guide.
with Oscar Peplow
tradisrad 28 Apr Solo O/S Fun!
Fun!
CRead 17 Apr Solo O/S Great way to wake up!
Great way to wake up!
danieljames123 15 Apr Solo a bit blowy, definitely sub ideal
a bit blowy, definitely sub ideal
James-m-h ?? 2nd O/S
Mike505 27 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 27 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 27 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
youwillfindjimbo 21 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
anguskille 14 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
with Butel
with Butel
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
Olly Chapman 26 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S Didn't disappoint - great fun
Didn't disappoint - great fun
Hidden 11 Jul, 2018 Solo
myrddinmuse 23 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S A longtime goal and it didn't disappoint one bit. Was climbing with some trepidation about the descent, and it seemed like all my worst fears were confirmed, looking at a series of tiny descending slopey grassy ledges; but lo! A cave lead me away like a portal to Serengeti, out of nowhere. Jogged back to collect my stuff. Thank god for that!
A longtime goal and it didn't disappoint one bit. Was climbing with some trepidation about the descent, and it seemed like all my worst fears were confirmed, looking at a series of tiny descending slopey grassy ledges; but lo! A cave lead me away like a portal to Serengeti, out of nowhere. Jogged back to collect my stuff. Thank god for that!
Hidden 14 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
AMorris ?Jun, 2018 -
ianstevens ?Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Luke90 15 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Arnold 13 May, 2018 TR O/S watched Ian solo it first. bloody terrifying.
with Ian
watched Ian solo it first. bloody terrifying.
with Ian
dynoseb 6 May, 2018 2nd β A lovely route, quite spicy on lead as it appears to have no noteworthy gear!
A lovely route, quite spicy on lead as it appears to have no noteworthy gear!
Hati W 6 May, 2018 TR
Nick1812P 5 May, 2018 Solo O/S A bit bigger than your average grit route.
with Hati , dynoseb
A bit bigger than your average grit route.
with Hati , dynoseb
peter.herd 9 Apr, 2018 Lead
malone 9 Apr, 2018 2nd
Amy Pritchett 9 Apr, 2018 2nd
Hidden 31 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
Chrissy202 31 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Owen Davies 25 Oct, 2017 Solo O/S such great positions!
such great positions!
Keith Swainson 26 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S Intimidated myself out of trying last year when messrs Honold and Dawes were on a route to it's left.... Wish I had gone for it then as it felt so straightforward today. Knew there was a walk off... missed that so ended up soloing overgrown, terrifying, grimness, left of the sheep mural/graffiti. new route? Not recommended!
Intimidated myself out of trying last year when messrs Honold and Dawes were on a route to it's left.... Wish I had gone for it then as it felt so straightforward today. Knew there was a walk off... missed that so ended up soloing overgrown, terrifying, grimness, left of the sheep mural/graffiti. new route? Not recommended!
GPN 2 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
BC 18 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
Scott Quinn 17 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
with tunnah
with tunnah
tunnah 17 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
spidermonkey09 14 May, 2017 Solo O/S After being terrified of it for five years I finally got on it. Glorious. Never hard but very airy and there are no second chances- not like gritstone soloing! 'Bad step' on the walk off is thought provoking but not too bad.
After being terrified of it for five years I finally got on it. Glorious. Never hard but very airy and there are no second chances- not like gritstone soloing! 'Bad step' on the walk off is thought provoking but not too bad.
James Oakes 29 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
with amccann
with amccann
amccann 29 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Mar, 2017 Solo dnf
Gridlock ??, 2017 Lead O/S
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
Fat Andy Heff 21 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
Dr Toph 7 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S Kinda wanted it to be harder, but nice feature
Kinda wanted it to be harder, but nice feature
Hidden 23 Aug, 2016 Solo β
JendeHoxar 23 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
HaleAlex 10 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Rope was a waste of time, useful for abseiling down though. Great fun
Rope was a waste of time, useful for abseiling down though. Great fun
Flavio 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
w-watson 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Sam Watson 27 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S Scary but worth the lulz
Scary but worth the lulz
JackM92 9 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S Looked intimidating and took a few minutes to commit mentally to the route. Once on it the climbing was really straightforward. About 8 minutes to climb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrUfKjE6Dw
Looked intimidating and took a few minutes to commit mentally to the route. Once on it the climbing was really straightforward. About 8 minutes to climb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrUfKjE6Dw
Zakko 7 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S After a month or so of thinking about it. Finally did it with bow leading the way.
After a month or so of thinking about it. Finally did it with bow leading the way.
James Beaumont 7 Jun, 2016 Solo rpt
with Zak Maynard
with Zak Maynard
papashango 1 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
with PMW
with PMW
Senna 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S
DaveThexton 24 May, 2016 Solo O/S
themattyshep 24 May, 2016 Solo dnf evening out. Got to the half way point then down climbed due to playing it safe because i was on my ML training that week
evening out. Got to the half way point then down climbed due to playing it safe because i was on my ML training that week
caradoc 17 May, 2016 Solo O/S I was expecting a very tough time on this but it went surprisingly easily. It just wasn't the real psychological test that I anticipated but still good for a bit of destressing. Great line, feels like climbing a knife edge in the sky. Video of the climb: https://youtu.be/yATvh5IXBRo
I was expecting a very tough time on this but it went surprisingly easily. It just wasn't the real psychological test that I anticipated but still good for a bit of destressing. Great line, feels like climbing a knife edge in the sky. Video of the climb: https://youtu.be/yATvh5IXBRo
kez1 8 May, 2016 Solo O/S awesome route
with alex Whitmore
awesome route
with alex Whitmore
Andy Peak 1 16 Apr, 2016 Solo Very cool and atmospheric on my own:-) forgot belay plate to abb off so sothafrican absaill it was, I now have rope burn on my back
Very cool and atmospheric on my own:-) forgot belay plate to abb off so sothafrican absaill it was, I now have rope burn on my back
AdamFreeman 30 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
MischaHY 30 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S Classic yet tenuous. Worthwhile.
Classic yet tenuous. Worthwhile.
treesrockice 19 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S So good, everything i hoped it would be. i like the ledge gives you the chance to look at the view. Thanks to jake for the photos. Surprised to see people saying hvs on here, good solo for an e1 leader hvs leader might find it alarming
So good, everything i hoped it would be. i like the ledge gives you the chance to look at the view. Thanks to jake for the photos. Surprised to see people saying hvs on here, good solo for an e1 leader hvs leader might find it alarming
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
James Beaumont 14 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt
with Cam Pellett, Scott G
with Cam Pellett, Scott G
KeenClimber 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S First half consists of no good gear.
with Ian Dugdale
First half consists of no good gear.
with Ian Dugdale
JamesWilliams 24 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S nowhere near as bad as I thought, massive holsd all the way, one hard move low down before you move right then easy trucking and a little tricky to finish
nowhere near as bad as I thought, massive holsd all the way, one hard move low down before you move right then easy trucking and a little tricky to finish
wi11 19 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S Started on the right...oops
Started on the right...oops
James Beaumont 7 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S Well decent, fully deserves 3 stars, but spoilt by the ledge after the high step as it interrupts the climbing when you're already in the solo mindset, cosmic
Well decent, fully deserves 3 stars, but spoilt by the ledge after the high step as it interrupts the climbing when you're already in the solo mindset, cosmic
alicee 10 Apr, 2015 2nd
Graeme Hammond 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Enjoyable but not as good as expecting, exposed gear less very easy climbing/scrambling for the most part with the odd wobbly hold but mostly solid
with rich_hw
Enjoyable but not as good as expecting, exposed gear less very easy climbing/scrambling for the most part with the odd wobbly hold but mostly solid
with rich_hw
Dan Geh 26 Oct, 2014 TR O/S
with Izzy, CGDStewart, AMJ098
with Izzy, CGDStewart, AMJ098
AMJ098 26 Oct, 2014 TR O/S
with Charlie stewart, Dan Geh
with Charlie stewart, Dan Geh
Hidden 26 Oct, 2014 TR O/S
dan gibson 28 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Paul ablitt 29 May, 2014 Lead O/S Great takes quite a few slings.
with Rushy
Great takes quite a few slings.
with Rushy
shed_hed 15 May, 2014 Solo rpt Downclimbed it too to save having to walk all the way around to get my bag. A little trickier on the way down, bulges hide some vital footholds.
Downclimbed it too to save having to walk all the way around to get my bag. A little trickier on the way down, bulges hide some vital footholds.
Stefan_Morris 15 May, 2014 Solo O/S
Joe Innes 21 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S
Ed morris 19 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S Spooky
with -
Spooky
with -
J.Wells 8 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Pointless to lead
with Sadie Renwick
Pointless to lead
with Sadie Renwick
tim exley 30 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
with BenRyle
with BenRyle
BenRyle 30 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S Rock a bit wobbly at the top, but otherwise ace.
Rock a bit wobbly at the top, but otherwise ace.
tim newton 2 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
Paul Figg 13 Aug, 2013 Solo Somewhat disappointing.
Somewhat disappointing.
Hidden 3 Aug, 2013 Solo
Tom Livingstone 30 May, 2013 Solo O/S
UncleMephisto 11 Mar, 2013 Solo Cracking!
Cracking!
air ??, 2013 Solo O/S
with rich
with rich
gw3285 4 Nov, 2012 Solo
shed_hed 7 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S Nice climb. Warmed up on this, fair to say there is no point leading it!
with Ryan Gibson
Nice climb. Warmed up on this, fair to say there is no point leading it!
with Ryan Gibson
charlietorrance 27 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S cool climbing can see why people solo it great exposure its not chossy and the climbing is easy.
with callum
cool climbing can see why people solo it great exposure its not chossy and the climbing is easy.
with callum
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S
dan ely 5 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Paul_southgate68 16 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S FIRST EVER SOLO, epic jug pulling with amazing exposure. Buzzing at the top :-) ***
FIRST EVER SOLO, epic jug pulling with amazing exposure. Buzzing at the top :-) ***
Ross B 16 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S Awsome, full cudos to the 2 Mike and Paul Soloing it first
Awsome, full cudos to the 2 Mike and Paul Soloing it first
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Huw Mithan 10 Jul, 2011 2nd
Hidden 2 Jun, 2011 2nd
Rachel Slater 1 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
Chi Cheng 1 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
rustaldo 29 May, 2011 Lead O/S "Lead" but only found three worthwhile gear placements in the 46m of climbing.. awesome route though.. quite sustained
"Lead" but only found three worthwhile gear placements in the 46m of climbing.. awesome route though.. quite sustained
ollyhorst 28 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with mat rust
with mat rust
Franco Cookson 25 May, 2011 Solo O/S HVS 4b? Top route regardless, could only be improved by difficulty being maintained after the crux. Great way to exit California.
with Rich
HVS 4b? Top route regardless, could only be improved by difficulty being maintained after the crux. Great way to exit California.
with Rich
smallerrich 25 May, 2011 Solo rpt
Hidden 31 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
nadeem 5 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S fantastic position. walk off more dangerous than the climb
fantastic position. walk off more dangerous than the climb
Hidden ??, 2011 -
ColinD ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 Solo β
Hidden 20 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
david morse 10 Jun, 2010 Solo
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
Hidden 6 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
farmus21 7 Mar, 2010 Solo Nice...pretty sure I was still drunk from the night before which didn't help.
Nice...pretty sure I was still drunk from the night before which didn't help.
Ewan Russell 18 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S Really glad I did this, warmed up by soloing solistce and equonix before hand. Not that hard, thinking back I was so needlessly nervous.
with Myself!
Really glad I did this, warmed up by soloing solistce and equonix before hand. Not that hard, thinking back I was so needlessly nervous.
with Myself!
beci tointen ?Jul, 2009 Solo O/S
with Jamie Kean
with Jamie Kean
mr mills 28 May, 2009 Solo
Hidden 18 May, 2009 Lead O/S
smallerrich 23 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S All about the exposure
with Me
All about the exposure
with Me
Rachel Stroud 22 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with Noodles
with Noodles
Klingon 22 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Tim Neill (PYB)
with Tim Neill (PYB)
willj 22 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Tim Neill (PYB)
with Tim Neill (PYB)
Hidden 22 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
Noodles 22 Apr, 2009 Lead Scary but fun non the less
with Rachel "Piglet" Shroud
Scary but fun non the less
with Rachel "Piglet" Shroud
climbingpixie 11 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S Awesome!!
with Andy Hobson
Awesome!!
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 Solo rpt
Alex Mason 15 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S Steady enough clmbing. Good exposure and an impressive solo for E1 leaders.
Steady enough clmbing. Good exposure and an impressive solo for E1 leaders.
Ram MkiV 15 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 Solo
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 20 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Rich Guest 20 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S Unnecessary nervousness distilled into mild fear! Excellent climb.
Unnecessary nervousness distilled into mild fear! Excellent climb.
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Sgt. Vest 6 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Sgt. Vest 6 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S
Brown 13 May, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 Solo
tumbling wizard ??, 2008 -
tumbling wizard ??, 2008 -
Matt Vigg ??, 2008 Solo
Oliver Sherman 1 Sep, 2007 Lead Pretty much a solo. More like HVS as there are no moves harder than 4c on the route.
with Ian Frith
Pretty much a solo. More like HVS as there are no moves harder than 4c on the route.
with Ian Frith
Renegade_Pony 15 Jun, 2007 -
with Sean Barron Malone
with Sean Barron Malone
benchwarmer ?Jun, 2007 2nd
with Owen Barnicott, Justin Hughes
with Owen Barnicott, Justin Hughes
Hidden ??, 2007 2nd O/S
C coldwell-storry ??, 2007 Solo O/S
with Adam Gill
with Adam Gill
barni ??, 2007 Solo O/S
with Paul James
with Paul James
Suzie Wilson ??, 2006 2nd
with pete
with pete
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2004 Solo O/S Nice exposed arete climbing - just don't fall!
Nice exposed arete climbing - just don't fall!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2004 Solo O/S Nice exposed arete climbing - just don't fall!
Nice exposed arete climbing - just don't fall!
Hidden ?Nov, 2003 Solo
Dringo ??, 2003 -
Hidden ??, 2002 2nd
paul m hadley ??, 2001 Solo
WB ?Sep, 2000 Solo O/S
MjrTom ?Jul, 1999 Solo O/S
Tim W 24 May, 1999 Lead O/S
with Will Frost
with Will Frost
Chad123 ??, 1999 -
BenTiffin 23 Sep, 1998 Lead
with Graham Bromley
with Graham Bromley
Neil Curtis 25 Jul, 1998 2nd
with Glenn Kelly
with Glenn Kelly
kristian ??, 1996 2nd O/S
Nigel R Lewis 22 Jul, 1995 2nd
with Gary Lewis
with Gary Lewis
Hidden ??, 1993 Solo O/S
RichardMc 14 Dec, 1991 Lead O/S
with Pam Holt
with Pam Holt
charlesmfrench 4 May, 1991 Lead O/S
with Rowan
with Rowan
goi.ashmore 22 Mar, 1990 Solo O/S
Billg ??, 1990 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 10 Jul, 1987 - First route with Simon. M Dale solo'd
with Simno
First route with Simon. M Dale solo'd
with Simno
Hidden 16 May, 1987 2nd
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