50m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the historic landmark routes of the Peak. The way to climb it these days is in one giant pitch from the ground for an amazing 8a tick, although it is still a good 7c+ tick done in one pitch to the belay of Body Machine. Climb up the Body Machine start then traverse rightwards past a belay and up the technical wall to a big hole in the break. Move slightly right again and then straight up the tufa line via superb moves. Enter the massive groove line above and get a sneaky rest at the Body Machine belay. Finally climb up to the giant roof and exit via very powerful moves to a belay up and right. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett, Gill Fawcett 1982 (over 3 days). Followed the line of some of the aid route 'The Prow Route' (Bob Dearman, J.Gerrard 1963) although not the start or middle section.

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Boy 5 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Full Prow (all pitches done as one) is never 8a, more like bottom end 7c+, not much harder than Proud Whore. The bottom two pitches run together make a 7c and there is then a hands off rest wedged across the bottom of the groove before pitch 3 (which is only 7b/7b+ on it's own).
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βeta: Full Prow (all pitches done as one) is never 8a, more like bottom end 7c+, not much harder than Proud Whore. The bottom two pitches run together make a 7c and there is then a hands off rest wedged across the bottom of the groove before pitch 3 (which is only 7b/7b+ on it's own).
stone elworthy 19 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: It needs to be stressed how loose and dangerous the top part of pitch3 is. I saw someone doing this route and big rocks were raining down onto the parking bay.
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βeta: It needs to be stressed how loose and dangerous the top part of pitch3 is. I saw someone doing this route and big rocks were raining down onto the parking bay.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 16 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
Nickc 21 Sep, 2016 Lead RP P1 & 2 in a oner for the 7c+ tick, P3 repointed from the no hands rest to the top. Cheeky RP of the full link today and fell out of the roof... To be continued..
with Tom
P1 & 2 in a oner for the 7c+ tick, P3 repointed from the no hands rest to the top. Cheeky RP of the full link today and fell out of the roof... To be continued..
with Tom
Hidden 26 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
Luke Dawson 23 Oct, 2015 Lead RP
Rachel Slater 19 Jul, 2014 Lead dog Had a couple working goes to the second belay. The start where the tree used to be is really tough and the rest isn't easy either!
Had a couple working goes to the second belay. The start where the tree used to be is really tough and the rest isn't easy either!
Apharri 5 May, 2014 Lead RP Fell under top roof of pitch 3.. back soon
with Jim Gayler
Fell under top roof of pitch 3.. back soon
with Jim Gayler
Hidden 11 Apr, 2014 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2014 -
dominic lee 7 Oct, 2013 Lead RP p1&p2. Ran out of gas at p3 crux....
with dave turnbull
p1&p2. Ran out of gas at p3 crux....
with dave turnbull
Dave Turnbull, BMC 1 Oct, 2013 Lead RP p1 & 2 to Body Machine belay @ 7c+, top pitch next.
with Dominic Lee
p1 & 2 to Body Machine belay @ 7c+, top pitch next.
with Dominic Lee
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 14 Jun, 2013 Lead dog
keefe 5 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
with antham
with antham
Jon Garside ?Jun, 2011 Lead RP Lead in one pitch to the Body Machine belay (i.e P1 & P2). Need to return for the full tick....
Lead in one pitch to the Body Machine belay (i.e P1 & P2). Need to return for the full tick....
TomPR 15 May, 2011 Lead
Dave Bond 22 Jul, 2010 Lead RP P1+2 from ground, 7c+.
P1+2 from ground, 7c+.
TomPR ?Jun, 2010 Lead
Matt Fry 30 Jul, 2009 Lead RP P1 only
with jondude
P1 only
with jondude
Ally Smith 24 Jul, 2009 Lead dog Tweaked sequence on top roof; Redpoint failed at base of groove.
with Aly
Tweaked sequence on top roof; Redpoint failed at base of groove.
with Aly
Hidden 7 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
Ally Smith 16 Jun, 2009 Lead RP P1&2 with direct start; f7c+
with Dave P
P1&2 with direct start; f7c+
with Dave P
Ally Smith 19 May, 2009 Lead dnf Spazzed this up good and proper!
with Oli
Spazzed this up good and proper!
with Oli
Hidden 17 May, 2009 Lead RP
jondude 15 May, 2009 Lead RP P1 & 2 only
P1 & 2 only
Ally Smith 29 Apr, 2009 Lead β 1st pitch flash. Worked 2nd and 3rd pitches.
with Aly
1st pitch flash. Worked 2nd and 3rd pitches.
with Aly
Boy ??, 2006 -
kristian ??, 2003 Lead RP
Steve Crowe ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
Hidden 23 Oct, 1994 Lead RP
ste_d 15 Aug, 1994 Lead β pitch one only
pitch one only
dominic lee 29 Jul, 1990 AltLd RP P1&P2.Dan led P3.
with daniel lee
P1&P2.Dan led P3.
with daniel lee
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
ajtay ??, 1989 -
Billg ??, 1989 Lead RP Pitch 1 only - F7b
with Phil McAllistair
Pitch 1 only - F7b
with Phil McAllistair
Hidden 13 Oct, 1988 Lead
Mike Owen 12 Sep, 1988 Lead RP Well chuffed, a one day ascent. Tim did it the same day as well.
with Tim Lowe
Well chuffed, a one day ascent. Tim did it the same day as well.
with Tim Lowe
Hidden ?Sep, 1988 Lead
dominic lee ??, 1982 2nd Including tea break at stoney cafe.
with Jerry Moffatt
Including tea break at stoney cafe.
with Jerry Moffatt
Hidden ??, 1973 -
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High 7c+
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Low 7c+
High 7c
Mid 7c
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