18m.

Rockfax Description
A great pitch, long interesting and very photogenic - the walk is worth it just to do this route. From the cave, pull onto the face (massive thread) then climb the centre of the face trending slightly left until it is possible to step back right to the well-positioned final crack.. © Rockfax

FA. Harry Kelly c.1916

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ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit, On Peak Rock

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Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Surely a Top 50 route? The best VS on grit after Valkyrie, sustained, exposed, varied & in a stunning setting
 
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βeta: Surely a Top 50 route? The best VS on grit after Valkyrie, sustained, exposed, varied & in a stunning setting
Jonathan T 2 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Superb route, one of the best I've done for a while.
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βeta: Superb route, one of the best I've done for a while.
Rocktart 11 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: The finest gritstone VS I've found. I agree with your description about the first move being 5a and much harder than the rest - is that why you gave it 4c?
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βeta: The finest gritstone VS I've found. I agree with your description about the first move being 5a and much harder than the rest - is that why you gave it 4c?
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Philip Gardiner 21 Sep 2nd
Deezel65 21 Sep Lead O/S Been waiting nearly 10 years to climb this. Great little move at the start and really enjoyed the top too
Been waiting nearly 10 years to climb this. Great little move at the start and really enjoyed the top too
Deezel65 21 Sep 2nd rpt
with Steve Smith
with Steve Smith
stevo smith 21 Sep Lead O/S
with Ross Keeble
with Ross Keeble
jim182 21 Sep Lead O/S
with Zygi
with Zygi
TobyA 21 Sep 2nd O/S
with SimonW
with SimonW
AndyPandy55 8 Sep Lead O/S
MrFantastic 26 Aug Solo O/S
Etta 25 Aug 2nd Wow, the start is full on! I think I got it at my 3rd of 4th go with some power screaming. Exposed and delicate afterwards, with some tricky moves, but totally enjoyable. Worth its three stars.
Wow, the start is full on! I think I got it at my 3rd of 4th go with some power screaming. Exposed and delicate afterwards, with some tricky moves, but totally enjoyable. Worth its three stars.
simoncov 25 Aug Lead G/U Clean after fall on first move - awesome thread - not easy, with a couple of options. *beta* Rock-over onto right foot on top of nose with left under-cling worked for me in the end. After that simply fantastic & challenging, I really enjoyed the finishing crack.
with Etta
Clean after fall on first move - awesome thread - not easy, with a couple of options. *beta* Rock-over onto right foot on top of nose with left under-cling worked for me in the end. After that simply fantastic & challenging, I really enjoyed the finishing crack.
with Etta
Short arms and deep pockets 23 Jul 2nd dog Slippy first move stunning route
Slippy first move stunning route
yossarian714 23 Jul Lead O/S
MikeyP 21 Jul Lead
James Oakes 2 Jun Lead O/S
Jake Young 15 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
Calum Wadsworth 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Absolutely brilliant. Tricky first move.
Absolutely brilliant. Tricky first move.
James Lowe 15 Jul, 2018 2nd
JdotP 10 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Doctor Deadwood
with Doctor Deadwood
luke_blazejewski 28 May, 2018 Lead O/S Awesome day, after sacking off Shining Clough due to sogginess.
Awesome day, after sacking off Shining Clough due to sogginess.
Dave Rumney 20 May, 2018 2nd
with Neil W
with Neil W
Handsforfeet 13 May, 2018 2nd Start took a a while to figure out.
Start took a a while to figure out.
smoreda 13 May, 2018 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 13 May, 2018 2nd Bouldery start with precious little protection until after crux move done (even a short sling on the massive thread won't stop you hitting the ground if you mess up the move). After that it is a quality VS all the way, with good gear & holds to be found
with smoreda
Bouldery start with precious little protection until after crux move done (even a short sling on the massive thread won't stop you hitting the ground if you mess up the move). After that it is a quality VS all the way, with good gear & holds to be found
with smoreda
AlistairBerridge 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Alkis
with Alkis
Alkis 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Maybe I went too direct at the start, as it felt 5b. Lovely route though!
Maybe I went too direct at the start, as it felt 5b. Lovely route though!
Hidden 25 Sep, 2017 2nd
Chris Manasseh 24 Sep, 2017 Lead
with John Armstrong
with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 24 Sep, 2017 2nd
with Chris
with Chris
Hidden 28 Aug, 2017 2nd rpt
Wizzy 26 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Would've been lovely, but I got absolutely attacked my bloody midges
Would've been lovely, but I got absolutely attacked my bloody midges
Hidden 11 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
stratandrew 11 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Jim Symon
with Jim Symon
Derek Furze 24 May, 2017 2nd Quality climbing though suffering slightly from the lack of traffic. Really nice
with Rick
Quality climbing though suffering slightly from the lack of traffic. Really nice
with Rick
Hidden 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Flavio 21 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S pretty straightforward after the start
pretty straightforward after the start
Sarah Roscoe 17 Apr, 2017 2nd
Butch87 9 Apr, 2017 2nd
J.E.Spencer 9 Apr, 2017 2nd
w-watson 9 Apr, 2017 Lead
devious wally 7 Apr, 2017 -
mrphilipoldham 7 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Classy. A good pull will see you over the difficulties.
Classy. A good pull will see you over the difficulties.
Palmer 25 Mar, 2017 Lead good route. pretty clean really
good route. pretty clean really
paulsross 29 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Phil Biglands
with Phil Biglands
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 25 Jul, 2016 Lead Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen. And midgey.
with C May
Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen. And midgey.
with C May
LovelyMrTom 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Eased after the starting moves were dealt with!
Eased after the starting moves were dealt with!
peakschris 24 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
g1m147 26 Jun, 2016 Lead
HarryBowyer 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S Superb!
with Simon Brumpton
Superb!
with Simon Brumpton
olddirtydoggy ?Apr, 2016 2nd
homansexual ?Apr, 2016 Lead
Darron ??, 2016 -
ColinD ??, 2016 Lead
Climbster 4 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Vixie
with Vixie
GermanAlex 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Found the crux (straight off the deck) rather hard, a boulder problem for sure. Enjoyable climbing follows, not sure about 3*.
with Arno
Found the crux (straight off the deck) rather hard, a boulder problem for sure. Enjoyable climbing follows, not sure about 3*.
with Arno
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 2nd
bryce.dorin 25 Jul, 2015 Lead G/U
Jake Young 18 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
OliWoolland ?Jul, 2015 2nd dog
Hidden 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Ian Stirrups 23 Aug, 2014 Lead Filed on overhang, came in from L, which was still 4c
with Sue
Filed on overhang, came in from L, which was still 4c
with Sue
atom 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
Guy Atkinson 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Really good route! Interesting slant to the rock makes the middle section feel pretty out there for a VS.
with Adam Lindley
Really good route! Interesting slant to the rock makes the middle section feel pretty out there for a VS.
with Adam Lindley
georgenvk 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Becks87
with Becks87
Becks87 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 27 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 25 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
TraverseKing 21 Jun, 2014 2nd
KristianBirchall 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Claire Chadderton
with Claire Chadderton
RayG 10 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Should have used the 'massive thread' ;)
Should have used the 'massive thread' ;)
Quaidy Quaid 10 Aug, 2013 2nd
with RayG
with RayG
saxonzulu 12 Jul, 2013 2nd
Bry 9 Jun, 2013 2nd β
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 7 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2013 2nd
John Nuttall 6 May, 2013 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
towdman 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Sue Armitage, Graham Armitage
with Sue Armitage, Graham Armitage
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
andybirtwistle ??, 2013 -
augustus trout 9 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Phil Jarvis
with Phil Jarvis
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 2nd
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 Lead
Jim Slater 28 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Ewano 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S Not bad, wasn't as blown away as guide book had me to believe i would be.
Not bad, wasn't as blown away as guide book had me to believe i would be.
eel 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S
mjeffery 29 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hoyes 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 2nd
Batt 25 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Entertaining bottom, almost too many hand holds to work it out! High right foot lob and pull. Rest is lovely.
with Hoyes
Entertaining bottom, almost too many hand holds to work it out! High right foot lob and pull. Rest is lovely.
with Hoyes
miles01 5 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
JonG ??, 2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
gazfellows 27 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
cjc2001 24 Jul, 2011 2nd Great climb, start easier than it looks
Great climb, start easier than it looks
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 2nd
lithos 26 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Lemming
with Lemming
Simon Caldwell 26 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt Carmen led. This time I started up the left arete, which was good but would be too bold to lead. Sooner or later I'll manage the proper start!
Carmen led. This time I started up the left arete, which was good but would be too bold to lead. Sooner or later I'll manage the proper start!
RM199 ??, 2011 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??, 2011 -
Hidden 5 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
pebbles 3 Jul, 2010 2nd
with lithos
with lithos
lithos 3 Jul, 2010 Lead quality, bouldery start then sustained interest but never hard and good gear.
quality, bouldery start then sustained interest but never hard and good gear.
KristianBirchall 5 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Claire Chadderton
with Claire Chadderton
Hidden 22 May, 2010 Lead
embob 22 May, 2010 2nd Hard start indeed! Al made short work of it, I fell off a couple of times. Also struggled carrying the 16 pieces of gear Al laced the route with :-) Really really nice route.
with alik b
Hard start indeed! Al made short work of it, I fell off a couple of times. Also struggled carrying the 16 pieces of gear Al laced the route with :-) Really really nice route.
with alik b
Hidden 4 May, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2010 Lead O/S
atom 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S awesome climb despite bouncing hail
with Jethro
awesome climb despite bouncing hail
with Jethro
Jethro ?May, 2010 2nd
with atom
with atom
donkster 18 Apr, 2010 2nd rpt
with trigg, cooper leek
with trigg, cooper leek
cooper leek 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with trigg, donk
with trigg, donk
Graeme Hammond 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
shed_hed 12 Sep, 2009 2nd
cem 9 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
with John Evans
with John Evans
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 2nd
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Si dH 12 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with Chris Foster
with Chris Foster
Hidden 12 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
HansUDes 1 Jul, 2009 2nd RP VS 5a, with Dom and Helen Oughton, Rucksack Meet
with Dom Oughton
VS 5a, with Dom and Helen Oughton, Rucksack Meet
with Dom Oughton
Hidden 26 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 31 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with Phil A
with Phil A
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
Daniel Armitage 26 Sep, 2008 Lead
towdman 26 Sep, 2008 Lead β
Graham Armitage 26 Sep, 2008 2nd
with towdman
with towdman
adi bryant 16 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Ben
with Ben
jonka ?Sep, 2008 Lead
with gareth
with gareth
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Mancunianimport ??, 2008 -
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 11 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
Kirill 28 Jul, 2007 2nd beautiful, shame it was Rob's turn to lead
with Ketu
beautiful, shame it was Rob's turn to lead
with Ketu
BallsofBritishSteel 28 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Kirill
with Kirill
Hidden 23 Jun, 2007 Lead β
Different Steve 14 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Martin Hore & Aaron Willis
with Martin Hore & Aaron Willis
Hidden 7 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2006 Lead
russonly 11 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S Hard starting move leads to a great upper section. As with all this crag, best done when completely dry. Could do with lots more traffic to clean it up. Worth the walk in on a nice day.
with PeteS
Hard starting move leads to a great upper section. As with all this crag, best done when completely dry. Could do with lots more traffic to clean it up. Worth the walk in on a nice day.
with PeteS
FrankW 4 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
with Joe
with Joe
alan moore ??, 2006 - The stuff of legend. Quite sustained in the middle stretch.
The stuff of legend. Quite sustained in the middle stretch.
Hidden 2 Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
mol 2 Oct, 2005 2nd
with Haggis
with Haggis
donkster ?Sep, 2005 Lead rpt
with den steve
with den steve
chrishedgehog 4 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with Jen Dargue
with Jen Dargue
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 21 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Rach
with Rach
chrishedgehog 9 Apr, 2005 Lead
snowy owl 9 Apr, 2005 2nd
dan_o_b ?Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?Jun, 2004 Lead
with Richard Bower
with Richard Bower
Michael Brown 15 May, 2004 Lead O/S The wind was a little un-nerving on the final bit.
The wind was a little un-nerving on the final bit.
jonnyboy ??, 2004 Lead O/S best ever vs on grit??
with Lucie Hallas
best ever vs on grit??
with Lucie Hallas
Hidden 20 Aug, 2003 2nd
Simon Caldwell 6 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
PennyL 18 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
with Jon Ascroft
IanGilbertJones 7 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
JohnHutch 28 Mar, 2002 2nd
with L
with L
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2001 Lead
with Laura
with Laura
steveb2006 30 Jun, 2001 2nd Start feels hard
with Roy Ruddle
Start feels hard
with Roy Ruddle
Mark Davies PK ??, 2001 Lead O/S
with Laura
with Laura
cem 17 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
snowy_woodruff 30 Apr, 2000 Lead
with Mem
with Mem
fellgazelle ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with Martin Senior
with Martin Senior
Hidden 9 Aug, 1998 Lead
Alan Scowcroft 27 Jul, 1997 Lead O/S
with Andy Buckley
with Andy Buckley
Ian Archer 22 Jul, 1996 Lead O/S
with James Leavy
with James Leavy
Martin Bennett 14 Jun, 1996 -
with Barry Hurst
with Barry Hurst
Rob Davies ?Jul, 1995 Lead
with Roy Lindsay
with Roy Lindsay
runestone 20 May, 1995 Lead
Hidden 9 Apr, 1995 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 6 Aug, 1994 Lead Peter Harding was in his early 70s. He had first done the climb about 55 years before.
with Steve Dean, Peter Harding, John Lumb
Peter Harding was in his early 70s. He had first done the climb about 55 years before.
with Steve Dean, Peter Harding, John Lumb
Iain Thow 30 Aug, 1993 Lead A truly great route.
with Christine King
A truly great route.
with Christine King
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
roncaves 27 Jun, 1992 2nd
with Ed Hyatt
with Ed Hyatt
Roget 28 Jul, 1991 Lead O/S
with chris jones
with chris jones
ste_d 18 May, 1991 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 9 Sep, 1990 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
with Phil Cundy
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1990 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
babymoac 13 Jul, 1986 Lead
with MTW
with MTW
clanger ??, 1982 -
Nigel Bond 4 Apr, 1981 Lead
with Martin Crosby
with Martin Crosby
Hidden ??, 1980 -
DonnyDave 10 Aug, 1978 Lead
with Garry Hows
with Garry Hows
Rick51 4 Jun, 1978 Lead
Hidden 12 Jun, 1976 2nd
uphillnow ??, 1976 Lead probably with Al Bennett
probably with Al Bennett
Falko 6 Jun, 1975 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
with Al W.
Dave Musgrove 7 Oct, 1973 - I believe it was only Hard Severe in the guidebook we had at the time. Don't remember anything special about it so surprised to see it gets such a hyped write up in Over the Moors?
I believe it was only Hard Severe in the guidebook we had at the time. Don't remember anything special about it so surprised to see it gets such a hyped write up in Over the Moors?
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