14m.

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The thin left-hand crack leads to a break, step left and power up the crusty flake. Strenuous but not too technical. © Rockfax

FA. Loz Francomb 1979

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Joe Costello 16 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Quite a cool route with one reachy move above the friends in the break. Fortunately the finish is simple.
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βeta: Quite a cool route with one reachy move above the friends in the break. Fortunately the finish is simple.
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Binigo 8 Aug Lead β
ChrisClark1 4 Aug TR dog Pumpy route but moves fairly straightforward. Lead seemed a tad too sketchy for my liking.
with Bernard
Pumpy route but moves fairly straightforward. Lead seemed a tad too sketchy for my liking.
with Bernard
Dan Wright 3 Aug Lead β Took a while getting round to do this. top roped it a while back and thought I'd do it one day. Was pretty pumped by the time I was on the jugs at the top...
with Ben Collinge
Took a while getting round to do this. top roped it a while back and thought I'd do it one day. Was pretty pumped by the time I was on the jugs at the top...
with Ben Collinge
Hidden 22 Apr TR O/S
nuts and bolts ?Apr TR dnf
mBob8 24 Feb TR rpt Clean this time, still doesn't seem E2 at least since bits have fallen off.
Clean this time, still doesn't seem E2 at least since bits have fallen off.
Matt Harle ?? Lead β
fids 9 Oct, 2018 TR dnf Repeat of a lead done back in the 80's :(
Repeat of a lead done back in the 80's :(
sam duckworth 1 Jul, 2018 2nd Didn't quite make the top, too pumped
Didn't quite make the top, too pumped
sam duckworth 1 Jul, 2018 2nd Didn't quite make the top, too pumped
Didn't quite make the top, too pumped
cmars89 1 Jul, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 TR rpt
The Grist 28 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Did not bother trying to place any RPs. Just kept going. Climbing is easy. The gear is spaced the way I did it. Not sure I would recommend it this way.
with Dan Metcalfe
Did not bother trying to place any RPs. Just kept going. Climbing is easy. The gear is spaced the way I did it. Not sure I would recommend it this way.
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 28 Jun, 2018 2nd Mark very steady on this, good lead. Interesting headgame to lead I would imagine
with the grist
Mark very steady on this, good lead. Interesting headgame to lead I would imagine
with the grist
George Frisby 26 Jun, 2018 2nd dog
Hidden 20 Jun, 2018 TR O/S
George Frisby 15 May, 2018 TR rpt
Hidden 15 Apr, 2018 TR
mBob8 15 Apr, 2018 TR dog Not so keen to lead this one. Gear looks crap.
Not so keen to lead this one. Gear looks crap.
Barrie Schofield II 6 Apr, 2018 2nd
Stefan_TR 6 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt Good fun evening cragging. Glad to finally get around to leading this. Felt steady. The couple of Rp's before the crux are good if you get the right one's in.
Good fun evening cragging. Glad to finally get around to leading this. Felt steady. The couple of Rp's before the crux are good if you get the right one's in.
Hidden 24 Mar, 2018 TR β
Duncan Zerafa 24 Mar, 2018 TR RP
with KMC
with KMC
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 TR
Chris Oldfield 15 Jun, 2017 TR dog
with James Buckley
with James Buckley
GeorgeNunn 7 May, 2017 TR O/S Very straight forward climbing, should have probably just lead it but gear isn't that great
with George Reeder
Very straight forward climbing, should have probably just lead it but gear isn't that great
with George Reeder
Johnathan 6 May, 2017 2nd dog
WilliamRupp 5 May, 2017 Lead O/S Nice route
Nice route
tom_lewis89 4 May, 2017 2nd I'd struggle to trust the RPs ! Good climbing tho!
I'd struggle to trust the RPs ! Good climbing tho!
Barrie Schofield II 4 May, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 3 May, 2017 TR
Alison Cairns 3 May, 2017 TR O/S Straightforward apart from one very hard pull to reach the jug under the final bulge - maybe where there used to be a better hold? Don't fancy leading it though...
with hilary
Straightforward apart from one very hard pull to reach the jug under the final bulge - maybe where there used to be a better hold? Don't fancy leading it though...
with hilary
hlegge 2 May, 2017 Lead rpt Climbed twice. First time got pumped hanging around placing gear and annoyingly couldnt pull the very last move! Came back at the end of the session and with beta got the route clean easily.
with Sani
Climbed twice. First time got pumped hanging around placing gear and annoyingly couldnt pull the very last move! Came back at the end of the session and with beta got the route clean easily.
with Sani
markvaughan 2 May, 2017 Lead O/S Pumpy!
Pumpy!
JOHNB-W 2 Apr, 2017 Lead G/U
with adam mitchell
with adam mitchell
Stefan_TR 24 Dec, 2016 TR RP Came off in a couple of places on first try and had to work out some moves then did it in one the second try. Found myself just pulling hard at the end. Would like to work towards leading this some time.
Came off in a couple of places on first try and had to work out some moves then did it in one the second try. Found myself just pulling hard at the end. Would like to work towards leading this some time.
hlegge 17 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
Jan.Hrb 10 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Charles
with Charles
cem 10 Sep, 2016 2nd Not very technical but quite tough.
with Jan.Hrb
Not very technical but quite tough.
with Jan.Hrb
LBrown 30 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
Barrie Schofield II 5 Aug, 2016 2nd
Flavio 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
w-watson 24 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Flavio
with Flavio
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 2nd
nick ferro 17 Jul, 2016 - Didn't want to lead the top section, felt too risky for me.
Didn't want to lead the top section, felt too risky for me.
Leo Woodhead 11 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Awesome route, slightly marred by the amount of chalk on it. Not too technical but very pumpy with a committing move towards the top. Struggled to place much gear through the mid-section. Really chuffed to bag the onsight.
with Ianwesterby, Bertrand
Awesome route, slightly marred by the amount of chalk on it. Not too technical but very pumpy with a committing move towards the top. Struggled to place much gear through the mid-section. Really chuffed to bag the onsight.
with Ianwesterby, Bertrand
Justsomeclimber 15 May, 2016 Lead dog First big trad fall. Hit by the pump on the last few moves & slowly peeled off trying to get gear in. Thank god for cams.
with Joe jefferson
First big trad fall. Hit by the pump on the last few moves & slowly peeled off trying to get gear in. Thank god for cams.
with Joe jefferson
Adam24B 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S Scary, I was told after completing the climb that a hold along with a gear placement has fallen off the route recently resulting in it being bold and slightly harder than originally thought! Moves felt straightforward but gear was lacking.
with Kris2fa
Scary, I was told after completing the climb that a hold along with a gear placement has fallen off the route recently resulting in it being bold and slightly harder than originally thought! Moves felt straightforward but gear was lacking.
with Kris2fa
Kris2fa 15 May, 2016 2nd One rest to retrieve cam
with Adam24B
One rest to retrieve cam
with Adam24B
tom3667 14 May, 2016 TR rpt Got clean this time
with Lee Faulkner
Got clean this time
with Lee Faulkner
mike8331 12 May, 2016 Lead
with david payne
with david payne
Hidden 31 Mar, 2016 2nd
Luke Brooks 31 Mar, 2016 Lead
with KB83
with KB83
efrance24234 18 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with beth-h
with beth-h
Craig Barton 17 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 14 Mar, 2016 2nd dog
Hannes B 23 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
AndyPratt88 17 Oct, 2015 2nd
JimHolmes69 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2015 Lead dnf
codenamel 27 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Had a little practice on top rope. After that it went quite easily. My first E3.
Had a little practice on top rope. After that it went quite easily. My first E3.
kkris 15 Jul, 2015 TR dog
with self belay
with self belay
Andrew Barker 12 Jul, 2015 2nd Surprisingly sustained.
with Chris Moran
Surprisingly sustained.
with Chris Moran
tom3667 27 Jun, 2015 TR dog Nice route, annoyed I didn't get it clean. Will come back to this
Nice route, annoyed I didn't get it clean. Will come back to this
RKirke 25 Jun, 2015 Lead RP
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Stroppy 25 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
with RKirke
with RKirke
paul79 20 May, 2015 TR O/S Simple moves - none felt 5c, bit pumpy, not a lot of gear. Would feel committing and bold to lead.
Simple moves - none felt 5c, bit pumpy, not a lot of gear. Would feel committing and bold to lead.
M_Robinson 26 Apr, 2015 Lead β
with Phil373
with Phil373
tenbelter ??, 2015 -
Hidden 20 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Stroppy 7 Sep, 2014 Lead dog Pretty sure there is no 'crusty fake' to be had any more, needless to say I had a bit of a mare. IMO gear isn't that great although there is a crucial very small cam on the crux.
with Josh Brown
Pretty sure there is no 'crusty fake' to be had any more, needless to say I had a bit of a mare. IMO gear isn't that great although there is a crucial very small cam on the crux.
with Josh Brown
kkris 28 Aug, 2014 TR dog sb
sb
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 TR rpt
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 Lead RP
JimboWizbo 9 Aug, 2014 2nd rpt
with gaz, BCT
with gaz, BCT
kkris 3 Jul, 2014 Lead dnf
with Graham
with Graham
kkris 3 Jul, 2014 TR dog
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden 18 May, 2014 2nd
JimboWizbo 18 May, 2014 Lead RP Pumpy. There is an OK small cam to protect the crux.
with BCT
Pumpy. There is an OK small cam to protect the crux.
with BCT
JimboWizbo 27 Apr, 2014 TR Pumpy! Got it all figured out, will lead next time.
with BCT
Pumpy! Got it all figured out, will lead next time.
with BCT
Hidden 27 Apr, 2014 TR RP
bantamdave 24 Apr, 2014 TR dog
g1m147 29 Dec, 2013 TR
Mike W 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch 19 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
gpcomps 7 May, 2013 TR dog
with Stoff
with Stoff
Stoff 7 May, 2013 TR O/S Done with a view to preparing to lead. Did it clean but no realistic hope of leading, right at my limit and the missing hold does not help !
with gpcomps
Done with a view to preparing to lead. Did it clean but no realistic hope of leading, right at my limit and the missing hold does not help !
with gpcomps
Dave Turnbull, BMC 1 May, 2013 Lead
with Matt Kingsley
with Matt Kingsley
Hidden 1 May, 2013 2nd dog
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2013 Lead β
Moritz L 15 Apr, 2013 2nd dog
with liam, kyle_wilson01
with liam, kyle_wilson01
Hidden 15 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Scott Anderson ??, 2013 TR
johnself1603 ??, 2013 TR O/S
paulwaterhouse ??, 2013 2nd
Somerset swede basher 14 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Donks
with Donks
akhughes 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 12 Aug, 2012 2nd Yup, the right hand hold at the crux has recent damage and is apparently (I haven't climbed it before but the person who I climbed it with had) much, much worse. It can still be done with a long reach but is stiff for 5c if you don't have long arms.
Yup, the right hand hold at the crux has recent damage and is apparently (I haven't climbed it before but the person who I climbed it with had) much, much worse. It can still be done with a long reach but is stiff for 5c if you don't have long arms.
mwatson 19 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S missing a hold? looked like recent dammage crux felt like a long reach to jugs by a good rp and a poor cam (i havn't been here befor it just didn't seam right)
missing a hold? looked like recent dammage crux felt like a long reach to jugs by a good rp and a poor cam (i havn't been here befor it just didn't seam right)
Jake Young 19 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt after dogging on first go purely psychological.
with mwatson
after dogging on first go purely psychological.
with mwatson
Hidden 12 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf
david morse 12 Jul, 2012 TR Wet
with rampant
Wet
with rampant
Chi Cheng 27 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Olli-C
with Olli-C
Olli-C 27 Jun, 2012 2nd β
Rachel Slater 27 Jun, 2012 Lead β
with Andrea Morgan
with Andrea Morgan
ojp 25 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 25 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 25 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
with Si 2
with Si 2
Tom Doldon 15 May, 2012 Lead rpt easy at e3 prbly e1
with sam simpson 48
easy at e3 prbly e1
with sam simpson 48
Hidden 15 May, 2012 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 14 May, 2012 Lead O/S
ste_d 8 May, 2012 TR rpt
with shunt
with shunt
ste_d 16 Apr, 2012 TR rpt
with shunt
with shunt
ste_d 22 Mar, 2012 TR rpt
with shunt
with shunt
ste_d 6 Mar, 2012 TR
with shunt
with shunt
JBO 3 Mar, 2012 Lead β Followed Dad up it when I was younger, felt good to come back and lead it today after finding it so hard. Good but spaced gear, runout but little chance of decking.
Followed Dad up it when I was younger, felt good to come back and lead it today after finding it so hard. Good but spaced gear, runout but little chance of decking.
Hidden 8 Jan, 2012 TR dnf
Hidden 8 Jan, 2012 TR
Hidden 26 Oct, 2011 TR O/S
efrance24234 16 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Sep, 2011 2nd β
Matthew reid 16 Aug, 2011 TR O/S
with shunt
with shunt
Hidden 1 Jul, 2011 TR
rockjedi 1 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Chris Walker, Sara Williams
with Chris Walker, Sara Williams
Bowzle 12 Jun, 2011 TR
Hidden 19 May, 2011 TR
gpcomps 10 May, 2011 TR dog
with Stoff
with Stoff
Stoff 10 May, 2011 TR O/S
with gpcomps
with gpcomps
R8JimBob88 14 Apr, 2011 TR rpt
with Simon
with Simon
mattnuttall 3 Mar, 2011 TR rpt
with Matt Heyes, Matthew Tink Taylor
with Matt Heyes, Matthew Tink Taylor
davefount ??, 2011 2nd O/S
Mike_d78 ??, 2011 Lead RP
with ste_d
with ste_d
Hidden 20 Nov, 2010 TR
Hidden 20 Oct, 2010 Lead RP
Nick1812P 20 Oct, 2010 2nd rpt
bradscorner 15 Oct, 2010 Lead RP Wanted to lead this with a full rack, instead of "gear by numbers" as I did the other day. Got very shaky this time, pumped, jelly arms, 4ft above break and bomber cam, but calmed down enough to get it together and lead through clean, no dogs.
with Danny Vaughan
Wanted to lead this with a full rack, instead of "gear by numbers" as I did the other day. Got very shaky this time, pumped, jelly arms, 4ft above break and bomber cam, but calmed down enough to get it together and lead through clean, no dogs.
with Danny Vaughan
bradscorner 13 Oct, 2010 Lead RP Top roped, found the moves to be strenuous but quite do-able. 2nd T/R to check gear placements, then led clean and smooth. Felt really confident, but I would after two practices!
with Danny Vaughan
Top roped, found the moves to be strenuous but quite do-able. 2nd T/R to check gear placements, then led clean and smooth. Felt really confident, but I would after two practices!
with Danny Vaughan
Hidden 6 Oct, 2010 TR rpt
Jim the Baker ?Sep, 2010 Lead RP
SteveOc 1 Aug, 2010 Lead RP Top roped once, onsight.
with Jim
Top roped once, onsight.
with Jim
Dave Foster 16 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Done harder E1s. Nice route though and bomber gear where it counts.
with Andy
Done harder E1s. Nice route though and bomber gear where it counts.
with Andy
Hidden 5 Jul, 2010 TR dnf
Rob Davies 24 Jun, 2010 TR dog
Hidden 20 Jun, 2010 TR rpt
PeteH 17 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with pdufus
with pdufus
Hidden 2 Jun, 2010 TR rpt
gpcomps 1 Jun, 2010 TR O/S
with Stoff
with Stoff
Nick1812P 5 May, 2010 TR β
Hidden 5 May, 2010 TR RP
R8JimBob88 22 Apr, 2010 2nd β I seconded after James's lead. Didnt feel to hard but I wouldn't like to place the gear!
I seconded after James's lead. Didnt feel to hard but I wouldn't like to place the gear!
jamesgodwin64 22 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
jamesgodwin64 30 Jan, 2010 TR rpt topped the moves about 6-7 times its really pumpy for me but a nice short route (suprising how pumped you get from it!). i feel as if the gear is ok and evenly spread up the route but i think its easier to press on after placing the mid way gear (best chance of not decking with good belayer)
topped the moves about 6-7 times its really pumpy for me but a nice short route (suprising how pumped you get from it!). i feel as if the gear is ok and evenly spread up the route but i think its easier to press on after placing the mid way gear (best chance of not decking with good belayer)
bradscorner ??, 2010 TR Training line, we repeated this 8 times each non-stop, to build stamina
with Danny Vaughan
Training line, we repeated this 8 times each non-stop, to build stamina
with Danny Vaughan
MarkCoupe ??, 2010 -
Franco Cookson OLD 13 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 9 Sep, 2009 TR dog
Hidden 9 Sep, 2009 Lead dnf
simonp ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
with Annelies Sarrazyn
dpmUK 1 Jul, 2009 2nd dog
Dan Lane 1 Jul, 2009 Lead RP Very nice, gear already on Qdraw's heavily worked, but still good. No way it is E3.
with gazw, dpmUK
Very nice, gear already on Qdraw's heavily worked, but still good. No way it is E3.
with gazw, dpmUK
Stoff 14 Apr, 2009 TR
mattnuttall 11 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
themax16 ?Apr, 2009 TR rpt
cymjt ??, 2009 -
felixthelion 29 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S First E3. Probably a bit soft
First E3. Probably a bit soft
gregoritos 22 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Dave kettle
with Dave kettle
maybe_si 10 May, 2008 TR
bfreeman 22 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jonny Bull, Tim Marjot
with Jonny Bull, Tim Marjot
kingholmesy ??, 2008 Lead RP Wish I hadn't shunted this a couple of months back as it felt pretty straight forward.
with Ben
Wish I hadn't shunted this a couple of months back as it felt pretty straight forward.
with Ben
Sean Kelly ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 21 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2007 TR O/S
Toby Dunn 25 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with John
with John
katie75 ?Jul, 2006 Lead
with dave
with dave
kevin k ?Jul, 2006 TR O/S
with dave
with dave
Hidden 11 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Joe Costello ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
with Liam/tom/naylor
with Liam/tom/naylor
Ben1983 ?Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 30 Oct, 2004 Lead RP Got rained off in The Peak so ended up here. Most things wet so top-roped about 8 times for some training and then led it (once it had dried off!) placing all gear on lead.
with gary wood
Got rained off in The Peak so ended up here. Most things wet so top-roped about 8 times for some training and then led it (once it had dried off!) placing all gear on lead.
with gary wood
Carl Smethurst 17 Oct, 2004 TR
Hidden 22 Jun, 2003 Lead
Hidden 18 Apr, 2001 Lead O/S
Neil McA 23 Apr, 1996 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
robtrooper ??, 1996 -
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