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26m. Vintage Harding. The superb straight crack gives classic jamming past a useful hole to reach easier but still steep ground. A wider section of crack gains a ledge, climb the groove on the left with an optional move out right for an airy exit. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1947

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olddirtydoggy 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

amazing route

with LAJJ
GermanAlex 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

In the rain (shortly before we got rained off for good). Excellent climb, my fists were slightly too big for comfortable jamming leading to some odd combinations. Your indoor training won't help you here!

with Arno
Michael Morrell 26/Aug/16 2nd
Droyd 16/Aug/16 Lead β

On Joe's gear up to the main crack. Slightly underwhelmed.

g1m147 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Mick.
Peakpdr 31/Jul/16 -
LovelyMrTom 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S


chrisbrown2050 23/Jul/16 2nd

Steep jam learning curve!

Oliver Houston 19/Jul/16 2nd
with john hayes
Hidden 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd β
Georgie25 17/Jul/16 2nd
bryce.dorin 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie, MTL
Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd
peachos 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Great route, cleaned with ease.

with Graeme
john max 29/May/16 Lead
with Julian Sorrell
Andy Moles 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Silvestre
Darron ??/2016 -
Mr Fuller 06/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Got ledge fever at the big hole and couldn't jam above; didn't fancy the layaback.

with Rich Pooley
kez1 ?/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Frankie davies, Andrew Boardman
Jimbo C 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Got a bruised hand from using a very 'off' teacup jam. The crux is only the beginning of the adventure. What a route!

with Chris
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/15 2nd
Julie 31/Jul/15 2nd
with Sam
the power 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with deacon
deacondeacon 29/Jul/15 Lead

Super sport

C May 25/Jul/15 2nd dog

Failed lead, Tim took over probably nearer 5c if you can't jam!

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 25/Jul/15 Lead

Took over from the crack. Goes without any of that despicable 'jamming' business, but it's a bit chewy.

with C May
leethebee 11/Jul/15 Lead
with Richard Howarth, david roberts
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead
Alex the Alex 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

First climb of the day. A lot of udging, grovelling and generally ungainly climbing on my part. Don't feel i got to fully appreciate the route, which is a shame as it looks incredible and the exposure should have been class.

with Ed, Rog
Stroppy 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Love the lay back moves up the huge flake-thingy

RKirke 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
steve prior ?/Apr/15 Lead
with Andy C
keith leonard ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green, Chris CMC
Matt Harmon 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
pete1993 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
amccann 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 06/Aug/14 Lead

The strrawberry cream in a box of roses:-)

with Andrew Deckon
jon_gill1 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Geoff Hannis
grrrrrrrh 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Jon Gill
georgenvk 27/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Becks87
Becks87 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
atom 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A thoroughly enjoyable outing with a beautiful hand jamming crack to start and very useful hole with undercuts. Very exposed

belay bunny turned bad 26/Jul/14 2nd
with al
Al Doig 26/Jul/14 Lead


with Bex
quickdrawmcraw 26/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
Hardcore Pat 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sir William of pettitsmith
David_Gledson 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Alan
franhammond92 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

cracking route that took me a long time. Stonking jams and massive hoofters.

Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead
Mark Collins 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Mark Collins
mike_w18 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Will
wil_perry 22/Jun/14 -
Robb Bert 22/Jun/14 -
dangmtb 21/Jun/14 Lead
j.buckley87 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Bron 18/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Doug
disrail 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Tough for a non-jammer

with Bron
Stuart Hurworth 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Excellent climb, difficult, steep and exposed in places, but with good rests. Would have had a hard time leading it.

with Emily Pitts
sishaw 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

One of the best VS routes I've done. So long!

with James
Stig 13/Jun/14 2nd rpt
sann1458 ?/Jun/14 Lead
dan_o_b ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
saxonzulu 18/May/14 2nd
dannyboy83 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny P
funsized 17/May/14 2nd
adie84 ??/2014 -
christianbreeze 02/Sep/13 2nd
adi bryant 02/Sep/13 Lead
ragabond007 01/Sep/13 Lead

Great all round climb, jamming, jugs, exposure the lot plenty of protection points hardest part was the jamming low down with a lovely exposed section near the top.

MDowson 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with sam webb
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt
jak.kelly 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove 17/Jul/13 2nd

I did this in 1969 but well worth repeating.

Paul Clarke 17/Jul/13 Lead
Phill Mitch 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with bleggs
Palmer 13/Jul/13 -
with mackie, paul renwick
admackie 13/Jul/13 Lead
sopaz 13/Jul/13 2nd
drysori 13/Jul/13 Lead
jimbonfire 13/Jul/13 -
georgenvk 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 12/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Bram
Derek Furze 09/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead
Fragmod 06/Jul/13 2nd
pbuggy91 06/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Bugryniec
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
bencole ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Dad
dangmtb 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent climb! Great if you like jamming!!

The Grist 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Paula lockett
jimbobted 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with dangmtb
spitfirerick 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Bill Lawrence 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with tommy martin
pie_eater_pete 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 18/Jun/13 Lead
tsjx 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Garry
Climbster 06/Jun/13 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
JEP 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Jules
Jules Lane 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Johnathon
Si dH 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Once with Neil and once with Jake

with Neil Furniss
Jake Young 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
alasdair19 ??/2013 -
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
neilh ??/2013 -
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ozzie35 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with dave dillon, Al Metelko
jorge1983 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Steady, nice route seems to keep on going.

with Ben Powrie
John Nuttall 08/Aug/12 Lead
with Clive
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ColinD 29/May/12 2nd
tsjx 26/May/12 Lead
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
Hidden ?/May/12 TR O/S
Palindrome ?/May/12 2nd
Sam Cooke 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Lovely sequence on the crux crack, well worth the walk in.

SteveHi 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
RM199 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 27/Mar/12 2nd

harder for the short

Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
Scott Anderson ??/2012 -
kwaidy 23/Oct/11 -
with sting
sting 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

pleasant climb, enjoyed the walk in too. nice warm up

with kwaidy
Reedymc 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

not sure if I took the top out correctly i ended up right instead of left... but what a nice climb !

The Bad Cough 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
markhammonds 02/Oct/11 2nd dnf

Still rubbish at jamming so struggled and fell! Went right at end instead of left. Must come back when I'm better...

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 -
Peakpdr 29/Sep/11 Lead

Wow.. that almost made the leg breaking soul sapping walk in worth it. Fantastic route

with andy
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Sep/11 2nd
with UKC Paul
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead
Chris Manasseh 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Charlie Johnson
Steve Lenartowicz 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 24/Jul/11 2nd
Mr Sparkle 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tomber 04/Jul/11 Lead dog

Rested on rope at crux - too much of a wuss for painful jamming. Got it straight away after that though.

with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 04/Jul/11 2nd dnf

Steep, but holds are good, the hole is excellently helpful, but somehow could not get my balance right to step up into it. Probably would be fine if I had just committed!! Need to do a few more climbs first to get my confidence up.

with Vicki Cotton, Tom Kimber
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
SteveM 04/Jun/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
drcorbasisgod 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead dog
JRae 21/May/11 Lead
with Molly G, A Saul
Reaver2k 21/May/11 2nd
with JRae
Peter Holder 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Aimee Wariner
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd dog
Dave Gilling 04/May/11 Lead
with Chris Parson
howlingbaboon 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 25/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Jim
cragtyke 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
texuspete 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
manwithacam 14/Aug/10 Lead

Found crux crack too wide to jam effectively so it all got a bit desperate. Thought I'd learnt to jam a bit this year but not so sure!

with Sarah
Helen Gibson 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Forgot my cams, was lent one by a nice man, who had just done and found it very useful.

with Kath Johnson, Sarah Baker
Oceanic 03/Jul/10 -
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
Barry D 27/Jun/10 Lead
with Trish
theotherpetehill 27/Jun/10 2nd
chrisallan 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
augustus trout 26/Jun/10 2nd

must remember #4 Camalot

with Al Metelko
liamoloughlin 12/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
davidwright 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Tez29 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Good adventure

with Steve, Ivan
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Really wet. nearly died.

Pilch 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Graham
Shauna 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jules
asmith37 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
matthewjames 23/Aug/09 Lead β
Reaver2k 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb, been looking forward to this for a long time and the jams are just brilliant, cupped hands for 3 or 4 moves. What a line, just plain awesome.

embob 22/Aug/09 2nd dog

Fantastic! Loved the arm bar rest in the eye. One fall when my foot popped. Al did v well on lead, apart from leaving me to be eaten alive by the midges...

with Alex
Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

lovey jam, nice finish on jugs the airy way

with Pete aka Dad
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Roger Cruse 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Kris
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 02/Jun/09 2nd

The first sections are steeper than they look from below. Superb route.

JDDD 02/Jun/09 Lead

A shame the crack only goes half way up the face. Superb!

mtempest 02/Jun/09 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
RCrockford 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy C
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead
@ndy 31/May/09 2nd
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
ChuckstarUK 24/May/09 2nd dog

Bl**dy hard for the grade! The crux at the bottom is the killer. But it doesn't really ease-up that much after that!

with Nicola and Rob
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
alun1111 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic! Abseil to retrieve gear

max_chan 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lou
morrisdaboss 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Steve B
joe larner 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell 07/May/08 2nd
with Jon Winter
gazfellows 07/May/08 2nd
with shaun d
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Duncan Skelton 22/Sep/07 Lead
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
John Kettle 11/Aug/07 -
Hidden 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
psychicbread 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
rc 12/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd
Tom Phillips 05/Aug/06 2nd
with mick
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd O/S
spacey 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 02/Jul/06 Lead
with spacey
Rob Davies 17/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with Phil Ashton
dan gibson 16/Jun/06 2nd
with helen gibson
A Crook 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Duncan Hassell
Stig 02/Sep/05 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
maybe_si ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/05 2nd
lost.arrow 17/Jul/05 -
with Isabelle Membrez
Gus 03/Jun/05 Solo
Hidden 05/Sep/04 2nd
Trobbo 05/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with mark humphries
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead O/S
Stig 25/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
erica 22/Aug/03 2nd
with Chris and Malcolm
malc 14/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with CH
Simon Caldwell 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
PenJD 20/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
lithos 10/Jul/03 Lead
andybirtwistle 10/Jul/03 2nd
chrishedgehog 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S

A very fine climb

with Martin Flint
IanGilbertJones 28/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/01 2nd
Mark Davies PK ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Laura
Mark Riley ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Oates
TobyA ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Stuart Adams
Bullybones ??/2000 -
chris sm 13/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
five ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
Hidden 20/Sep/98 Lead
skygodley 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with SarahM
stokienomad ??/1998 Lead
fellgazelle ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Alan Haigh
Martin Bennett 28/Sep/97 -
with MT
jcw ?/Jun/97 -
with Martin Harris
colin milton 22/Jul/95 2nd
with eric milton
Rob Davies ?/Jul/95 2nd
Gordon Stainforth 23/Jul/94 2nd
with Steve Dean
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/92 Lead

Climbed a number of times over the years.

with Andy Roberts
John Marsland 16/May/92 Lead
with Dave Soles
AlanLittle ??/1992 Lead
with Carl Blakeley
Roget 27/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones, Jonathan T
Pete Pozman 21/Oct/90 2nd
with John Byrne
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/84 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/82 2nd
babymoac 25/Apr/82 Lead
with Ben NUMC
Tony Prendergast ??/1982 -
with Paul Rice
Hidden ?/Aug/81 AltLd
charlesmfrench 07/Jun/81 Lead O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 15/Jul/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden 10/Jun/78 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/78 Lead
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead
with Al Bennett
D Tempest ?/May/74 Lead
Dave Musgrove 02/Nov/69 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 10/Oct/65 Lead
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