20m.

Rockfax Description
Climb up to and then tackle the steep flake (not easy to protect) by sustained climbing until it is possible to mantelshelf onto a good ledge. Finish up the groove behind and wonder where the left wall of the one-time chimney went to! © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Birtwistle 1940s 1945

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Hidden 17 Jul 2nd
paulsross 30 Jun Lead
with Phil Biglands
with Phil Biglands
charlesisbozo 29 Jun 2nd
StockportAl 29 Jun Lead O/S Mid to upper section of the crack is a bit interesting, thrutched up it in typical Grit fashion.
with MH
Mid to upper section of the crack is a bit interesting, thrutched up it in typical Grit fashion.
with MH
shazza65 29 Jun 2nd Placed 2 pieces but couldn't reach to get gear in crack and had to retreat
with Bern
Placed 2 pieces but couldn't reach to get gear in crack and had to retreat
with Bern
robcrowther 29 Jun 2nd
with Sarah, Mark
with Sarah, Mark
JendeHoxar 27 Jun Solo O/S
deanf 2 Jun 2nd
Hidden 1 Jun Lead O/S
outdoors.nick 23 May 2nd O/S
montyskirner 24 Mar TR O/S
with Morgan Kerley
with Morgan Kerley
atthedropofahat 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Christian Turford
with Christian Turford
olddirtydoggy 16 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 11 Aug, 2018 Lead
Tony Ryland 11 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Steve Barby
with Steve Barby
DMC 26 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 26 Jul, 2018 Lead Whillans first route. Felt quite tough and awkward unsurprisingly.
with DMC
Whillans first route. Felt quite tough and awkward unsurprisingly.
with DMC
David Wynne 14 Jul, 2018 2nd
stev1e.wilso 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andy Mac, David Wynne
with Andy Mac, David Wynne
Ian Stirrups 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Starting up the wall just to the right is distinctly harder than S, but could be avoided. Thereafter climbing is generally easy - no more than VD - until near top when there is another hard bit - good 4b. Goodline but very uneven climbing.
with Sue
Starting up the wall just to the right is distinctly harder than S, but could be avoided. Thereafter climbing is generally easy - no more than VD - until near top when there is another hard bit - good 4b. Goodline but very uneven climbing.
with Sue
Paul Baxter 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Mike Todd 8 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Chris Wright
with Chris Wright
kishanvekaria 6 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
isandyharper 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Sophie
with Sophie
John R Coller 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 10 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Phil West 10 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Cleaned the route on second. Removed lots of grass, ferns and bilberries so the climb should be a much nicer experience now. Get on it!
with Chris Tan
Cleaned the route on second. Removed lots of grass, ferns and bilberries so the climb should be a much nicer experience now. Get on it!
with Chris Tan
mrphilipoldham 7 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
with Megan Beaumont
with Megan Beaumont
EllieWoods 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 3 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
hazeysunshine 27 May, 2018 2nd O/S
fechtn 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
NatalieB 26 May, 2018 2nd dog
with fechtn
with fechtn
peakschris 26 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Roger PCC
with Roger PCC
planetmarshall 21 Jun, 2017 2nd Helen's lead. Hard for the grade.
with Helen Mort
Helen's lead. Hard for the grade.
with Helen Mort
donalmurray 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Joe Barlow, Alfie Maun
with Joe Barlow, Alfie Maun
Alfie Maun 20 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with Joe Barlow, donalmurray
with Joe Barlow, donalmurray
Hidden 16 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 16 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 25 May, 2017 2nd O/S
devious wally 25 May, 2017 Lead O/S An awesome climb with a feel of a real mountain route although never difficult it does make you think about the moves
An awesome climb with a feel of a real mountain route although never difficult it does make you think about the moves
tom_lewis89 23 May, 2017 2nd Slipped when trying
Slipped when trying
buxtoncoffeelover 23 May, 2017 Lead Quite grubby, but good 'mountain crag' fun. Mostly easy climbing with sparse but reasonable gear. Crux move on left wall halfway up felt tough for 4a
Quite grubby, but good 'mountain crag' fun. Mostly easy climbing with sparse but reasonable gear. Crux move on left wall halfway up felt tough for 4a
cragtyke 23 May, 2017 2nd
Flavio 21 May, 2017 Solo O/S
olddirtydoggy 29 Apr, 2017 Lead Only 1 mid section that was enjoyable. Take some larger cams.
Only 1 mid section that was enjoyable. Take some larger cams.
homansexual 29 Apr, 2017 2nd
glaramara 9 Oct, 2016 Lead Did it cos its Don Whillans first climb. Not a great route. but still gave me esoteric pleasure.
with james
Did it cos its Don Whillans first climb. Not a great route. but still gave me esoteric pleasure.
with james
TrevorCruse 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Clive Dean
with Clive Dean
Clive Dean 11 Sep, 2016 2nd
ColinD 6 Aug, 2016 2nd
Peakpdr 31 Jul, 2016 -
peakschris 23 Jul, 2016 2nd
LovelyMrTom 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 17 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with Corty, MattAcres
with Corty, MattAcres
Georgie25 17 Jul, 2016 Lead
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 2nd β
Andyjharper 15 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with Iza, Dave Hatch
with Iza, Dave Hatch
rachelanneggleshaw 18 Apr, 2016 TR
Hidden 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Mr Fuller 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with RJP
with RJP
kez1 ?Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Frankie davies, Andrew Boardman
with Frankie davies, Andrew Boardman
Robbiobaby 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
Matt Harmon 7 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
amccann 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 6 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
with Andrew Deckon
grrrrrrrh 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Jon Gill
with Jon Gill
jon_gill1 3 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Geoff Hannis
with Geoff Hannis
atom 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Found this a bit awkward for a Severe, the steep flake can be protected with the biggest cam in the world or an upside down nut over the top :)
with JFORDE
Found this a bit awkward for a Severe, the steep flake can be protected with the biggest cam in the world or an upside down nut over the top :)
with JFORDE
Duncan 88 26 Jul, 2014 2nd
A Reid 25 Jul, 2014 -
David_Gledson 17 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with AlanP
with AlanP
Somerset swede basher 23 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Neil Henson 22 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Mark Collins
with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
with Neil Henson
ColinD 1 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Craig
with Craig
saxonzulu 18 May, 2014 2nd
adie84 ??, 2014 -
ragabond007 1 Sep, 2013 Lead Steady
Steady
Hidden 18 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
stevo smith 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
with Chris Britton
Anne Fairbank 20 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Ray Sharples, markfairbank
with Ray Sharples, markfairbank
jak.kelly 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dave Lacey, Lynnette Evans
with Dave Lacey, Lynnette Evans
sopaz 13 Jul, 2013 2nd
Wil Treasure 13 Jul, 2013 Lead
Sidekick 13 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
Palmer 13 Jul, 2013 -
with mackie, sopaz
with mackie, sopaz
georgenvk 12 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2013 2nd
spitfirerick 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
joe.91 21 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Horrible, dirty, wet, mossy. Fucked my elbow somehow so practiced rescue situations for alps and bailed.
with Reidy
Horrible, dirty, wet, mossy. Fucked my elbow somehow so practiced rescue situations for alps and bailed.
with Reidy
Hidden 21 Jun, 2013 2nd
MikeLeeds 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Bruce Hayward
with Bruce Hayward
Hidden 25 Jul, 2012 2nd
tsjx 26 May, 2012 Lead
Palindrome ?May, 2012 Lead O/S
Sam Cooke 1 Apr, 2012 Lead
with SteveHi
with SteveHi
Helen.Burgess 1 Apr, 2012 2nd
Hidden 1 Apr, 2012 Lead
SteveHi 1 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
with Sam Cooke
with Sam Cooke
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 2nd
Scott Anderson ??, 2012 2nd
Quaidy Quaid 23 Oct, 2011 2nd
with RayG
with RayG
RayG 22 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Reedymc 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S forgot to log this climb just realised its in my mates logs
forgot to log this climb just realised its in my mates logs
markhammonds 2 Oct, 2011 2nd β Found this hard for Severe so glad I didn't lead it! Still enjoyable, though.
with Reedymc
Found this hard for Severe so glad I didn't lead it! Still enjoyable, though.
with Reedymc
The Bad Cough 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with John Nesbitt
with John Nesbitt
Hidden 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with jh1990
with jh1990
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 TR
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 6 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Charlie Johnson
with Charlie Johnson
Steve Lenartowicz 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Clare
with Clare
Tomber 4 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Couple of hard moves for Severe - HS 4b wouldn't be inappropriate.
with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth
Couple of hard moves for Severe - HS 4b wouldn't be inappropriate.
with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 4 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S One or two hard moves for a Severe, good climbing though and not difficult once you commit!
with Vicki Cotton, Tomber
One or two hard moves for a Severe, good climbing though and not difficult once you commit!
with Vicki Cotton, Tomber
Steven Andrews 27 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Richard Lines
with Richard Lines
Hoyes 21 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
with Batt
with Batt
Batt 21 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S Awkward for 4a
with Hoyes
Awkward for 4a
with Hoyes
Hidden 25 May, 2011 Lead O/S
JRae 21 May, 2011 2nd
with Molly G
with Molly G
howlingbaboon 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 25 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 23 Apr, 2011 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 16 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S got a bit gripped on solo!
got a bit gripped on solo!
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 Lead
Jamesb55 10 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Oceanic 3 Jul, 2010 -
Fat Tim 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Kath Johnson, Miss SB
with Kath Johnson, Miss SB
Hidden 15 Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden 23 May, 2010 2nd
Richie Rich 22 May, 2010 Lead dnf Bad start to the day got to within 3 metres of the top and bottled it! brought Tony up to finish it.
with Tony H
Bad start to the day got to within 3 metres of the top and bottled it! brought Tony up to finish it.
with Tony H
Tony Holdsworth 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Rich Cutsforth
with Rich Cutsforth
Hidden 22 May, 2010 Lead O/S
asmith37 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
Roger Cruse 9 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Kris
with Kris
George Ormerod 9 Aug, 2009 2nd
with buffy
with buffy
@ndy 31 May, 2009 2nd
RCrockford 31 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with @ndy
with @ndy
dashitboarder 31 May, 2009 Lead Tricky bits but good gear and stnaces
Tricky bits but good gear and stnaces
BenJacobs 31 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Josh
with Josh
ChuckstarUK 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nicola
with Nicola
tommytwotone 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nigel
with Nigel
Hidden 15 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 15 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
tanssop 21 Sep, 2008 2nd traditional
with Andy
traditional
with Andy
morrisdaboss 24 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Steve B
with Steve B
gazfellows 7 May, 2008 Lead
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead
Duncan Skelton 22 Sep, 2007 2nd
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
gingerkate 9 Sep, 2007 2nd
with M
with M
Hidden 8 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2006 Lead
colin milton 28 Jul, 2006 2nd
with horace
with horace
simonw1 8 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
with Allan Watson
Hidden 2 Jul, 2006 2nd rpt
Blod 10 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S Didn't enjoy this.
with Henry
Didn't enjoy this.
with Henry
Gus 3 Jun, 2005 Solo
Hidden 18 Aug, 2004 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2004 2nd
Small and weak ?Sep, 2003 2nd
erica 22 Aug, 2003 2nd
with Chris and Malcolm
with Chris and Malcolm
malc 14 Aug, 2003 2nd O/S
with CH
with CH
Hidden 9 Aug, 2003 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 9 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
Hidden 13 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2003 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 15 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S Hard moves for the grade
with Martin Flint
Hard moves for the grade
with Martin Flint
Mark Riley ?Jul, 2000 2nd
with Pete Oates
with Pete Oates
stokienomad ?Jul, 1998 Lead
skygodley 21 Jun, 1998 Lead O/S
with SarahM
with SarahM
fellgazelle ??, 1998 2nd O/S
with Alan Haigh
with Alan Haigh
FrankW 16 Aug, 1997 2nd O/S
with Joe
with Joe
charlesmfrench 6 Jun, 1993 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?May, 1989 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Andy Say 29 May, 1987 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 14 Jun, 1984 Lead O/S
with Tom Valentine
with Tom Valentine
Hidden 19 May, 1984 Lead
mikej 17 Apr, 1981 Lead
with Bob Lewis, Mike Mason
with Bob Lewis, Mike Mason
Tom V ??, 1980 -
Darron ??, 1980 -
Nigel Bond 15 Jul, 1979 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
DonnyDave 10 Aug, 1978 2nd
with Garry Hows
with Garry Hows
Hidden 25 May, 1977 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??, 1976 2nd
with Al Bennett
with Al Bennett
Sean Kelly ?Jun, 1974 Lead
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
Dave Musgrove 2 Nov, 1969 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 10 Oct, 1965 Lead
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