Rockfax Description
10m. From the recess, pull right onto the steep arete and sprint smartly up this. The grade is for lanky gymnasts who can actually reach the holds and manage the initial moves! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Every Climb at Windgather.

mjeffery 18/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with The Boy
Hidden 06/Oct/17 Solo
smithjmw46 25/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Clare Wigley
Hidden 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
alex_richmond98 16/Aug/17 Lead G/U

First E1 Lead! Bomber size 2 Wild Country New Friend in a pocketed break to the right of the first main overhang. Fell off twice, ground up was clean.

with Alex Fletcher
alex_richmond98 06/Jul/17 TR dog

First time attempting this route - fell off 3 times on the main overhanging rib before getting a messy completion. I repeated the route from the ground up a short while later, clean and without falls.

alex_richmond98 06/Jul/17 TR rpt

Same evening as first ascent - climbed clean from the ground up without falls.

Hidden 04/Jul/17 TR O/S
Ally Smith 01/Jun/17 Solo O/S
seanwales91 25/May/17 Lead O/S

Glad to get an E1 albeit a soft one, still a committing move on no gear!

Stefan_TR 24/May/17 Lead O/S

Easy climbing but committing on not great gear at the beginning.

TwofoZeus 30/Apr/17 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/17 TR
gar0cky 31/Mar/17 2nd
yossarian714 31/Mar/17 Lead G/U

Yes! At last!

Marcus Wright 26/Mar/17 Solo O/S

This felt easy but then again it would only be worth vs if the start wasn't a overhang. But still worth getting on as the crux is the start rest is fine

ElliottB 25/Mar/17 Lead dnf
mmmhumous 22/Mar/17 TR rpt
with Ged, Tom
Ids1165 ??/2017 Solo
Stopsy 03/Dec/16 Lead rpt
with Kinge
Kinge 03/Dec/16 2nd
with Stopsy
adie84 05/Nov/16 Lead
ElliottB 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

First E1 climb - lanky gymnast

with Roger D
Hidden 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
davelongbottom 02/Oct/16 Lead
with Cathy
CameronMarch 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
hirving 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S

hard start but easy climbing above.

with Woody
mrphilipoldham 12/Sep/16 Lead G/U

Having tried the first moves previously

with Georgina Watt
kermit_uk 11/Sep/16 Solo O/S
chrissloan84 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jenny Mullan, paul
jennym32 29/Aug/16 2nd
mmmhumous 27/Jun/16 TR dog
with Marie, Ged
Nafclimbsrocks 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Turned into a right epic.

Elliot King LC&CC 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Tough start

with Andy Shaw
Stroppy 06/Jun/16 Solo G/U
GeorgT ?/Jun/16 Solo
Hidden 31/May/16 Solo O/S
MusicalMountaineer 27/May/16 Lead O/S

Possibly soft. But I'll take it.

Barrie Schofield II 27/May/16 2nd O/S
derekwwl 22/May/16 TR O/S
kevinlee 22/May/16 TR dnf
marcus.dodd 12/May/16 TR β
Jan.Hrb 11/May/16 Solo
TDSvejstrup 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Not E1, not 5b, more like HVS 5a

with Rebekah Hailes
Olliec 06/May/16 2nd

Second Tom

Matt Harmon 22/Apr/16 Lead G/U

couldn't commit to pulling off the ground early in the day so went back for it after climbing everything else and got it

harry_lewis 22/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with Matt Harmon
Andrew Barker 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with Emma
Wizzy 17/Mar/16 Solo O/S
liebs 16/Mar/16 Lead β
Hidden 16/Mar/16 Lead
jack01 30/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with charley
charley 30/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Jack
shaunhumphreys 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Alex M, Dawn
Mike Sherman 22/Nov/15 2nd O/S

A little snow on the ground

with Mike "with the shorts"
Hidden 21/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Bradwell 25/Oct/15 TR O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Roger
tom rookes 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Solo
dobby 200 26/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/15 TR
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
switch ?/Jul/15 Solo O/S
with Leanne
ben.phillips 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jared Kitchen
John Higgs 05/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Jay Schofield ?/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Luke Weaver
kez1 ?/Jun/15 -
with Andrew Boardman
Hidden 21/May/15 Solo
Hidden 21/May/15 Solo
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead β
smartydh9 12/May/15 Lead O/S
Olliec 11/May/15 2nd
KeenClimber 10/May/15 Lead
Andy Hardy 07/Mar/15 TR
Valentino 07/Feb/15 Lead

pre placed gear

with Jay
Drew M 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
BoulderyDave 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
RichardLeggett 04/Oct/14 TR

TR my first E!

Hidden 27/Sep/14 TR O/S
geoff.comley 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Attempted a couple of times without gear on the crux but after finding some it went good. Nice steep finish

Hidden 15/Sep/14 TR O/S
amccann 04/Sep/14 Solo
Marti999 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
Deezel65 12/Jul/14 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 02/Jul/14 Solo

tried this on a rope 3 1/2 years ago just after I first started climbing and couldn't do it. easy now in trainers :p fun route.

Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
mike pearson 21/Jun/14 TR O/S
sibluer 18/May/14 TR
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
BoulderyDave 15/May/14 TR O/S
gregoritos 15/Apr/14 Solo rpt

Felt E1 today. I used my knees on the crux this time.

GeorgeClimbs 07/Apr/14 Lead O/S

nice bouldery start, really cool climb with good gear

alpinemonkey 01/Apr/14 2nd dnf


Haydn Jones 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Valentino 16/Feb/14 Lead dnf
with Jay
Climbster 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Vick
JHC 02/Nov/13 Lead RP

Used a pre-placed cam to protect first move. Not long enough!

with with OUMC freshers
Andrew Abraham 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Mel Brown, Andy Rayner, Ceara
Stefan Trebicki 17/Aug/13 TR dog
Nick F Smith 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with James Boston
jimartin 17/Aug/13 TR dog
Danny Boy Dunbar 27/Jul/13 TR
with Arran Glencross
mrginna 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
David Kay 04/Jul/13 Solo rpt
frost 21/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with D Garry
mux 21/Jun/13 Solo
with frost
Alistair Corbett 14/Jun/13 Solo O/S

very easy for the grade

Gerallt Owain 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Lyons
andrewlyons14 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spacecadetjake ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Robbie jenkins
gregoritos 16/May/13 Solo O/S
catie 02/May/13 -
HAJ Francis 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Glad I did it, though I was only happy with 1 piece of gear...

with Tom Redding
deacondeacon 16/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Pretty green but the crucial holds were clean. A bit crap to be honest and not as good as it's North Buttress counterpart.

Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd
JimboWizbo 16/Feb/13 Solo RP

After top roping a few times.

with Beth
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
claregardiner 21/Oct/12 2nd
pearson9596 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 13/Oct/12 TR O/S
with Craig Oates
Joe Costello 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Albachoss 07/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
jshields 02/Sep/12 Lead

Previous solo, June 2006

crimpy 26/Aug/12 TR O/S

still cant quite man up and try this on lead for the landing if I fall... juggy by the lip, and easy climbing afterwards. Smaller people will have to campus! (Me :/ )

with Jhc
Kinge 24/Aug/12 TR
with Stopsy
Stopsy 24/Aug/12 TR O/S
with Kinge, Thea
TheaSmea 24/Aug/12 TR dog
Vnockles 11/Aug/12 2nd
will_benfold 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tor Nockles, Adam Poundall
RFWilkie 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Fun dangling around, easy if you are strong. No need to be lanky though certainly gymnastic.

AshBash 22/Jul/12 2nd
DanT 21/Jul/12 TR dnf
Hidden 17/Jul/12 TR dnf
RichyBOYY 18/Jun/12 Lead
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Jun/12 2nd

Used handholds on and just right of the arete and a right heel hook. [Not the full on campusing just left of the arete as shown in one of the photos here, but I suspect that my way is the way that most punters do it]. Mike had a good Superlight rock in the vertical crack below the cam.

mtempest 17/Jun/12 -

I wouldn't call them exactly side runners but got a good cam just to the right of the arete on the lower section

Jonathan Hall 12/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Solo
Hidden 29/May/12 Solo O/S
Kyrros 07/May/12 2nd
woody8 04/May/12 2nd
MarkRoe 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Probably one of the only routes on the crag that deserves it's grade. Worth a star or two.

matty123 13/Apr/12 2nd
CharlieMack 22/Mar/12 Solo O/S
peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead

one big bloody move ... literally i cut my self

peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 19/Feb/12 Lead
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
dutybooty ??/2012 Lead O/S
trants1 28/Oct/11 2nd dog
with deklan
deklan 28/Oct/11 Lead
SMThompson1 23/Oct/11 TR
with Huw Davies-Walters
andrusht84 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Kev Brosnahan
paul horabin 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JaseSSDD 29/Sep/11 2nd
with Ian Barker
disturbed_one51 27/Sep/11 Solo
NeilGriffiths 31/Aug/11 Lead
with Adam
A Crook 31/Aug/11 2nd
c00kie 31/Aug/11 2nd
with Gavin
sputnik 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

6 foot 4 and I still battled to reach, how tall is ''lanky'' anyways.

with Mrs Z
deklan 18/Aug/11 Lead
riddle 13/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Yasmina
riddle 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 02/Aug/11 Lead
benkelsey 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
David Kay 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
joe1979 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
crazy pierre 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Karen Baker
danjimwill 04/Jul/11 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/11 Solo O/S
culmclimberRob 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with adrian
R8JimBob88 29/Apr/11 2nd β

On tricky move on the corner of the roof.

with Simon
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
AndyFunnell 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Skinny
ggflett 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Foster
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd dog
JonF 22/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 22/Apr/11 TR O/S
nath_casper 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Rich Kay 22/Apr/11 TR
Jake Young 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
philhilo 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

So easy with heel hook but dont fall off!

ashmellor 10/Apr/11 TR rpt
with gareth, dan fawley
Joe Grondowski 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Andy Grondowski
Fawley1 10/Apr/11 TR
gw3285 07/Apr/11 Lead
Stig 06/Apr/11 Solo
Jeromecooper 01/Apr/11 -
Rachel Slater 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S

very very easy

Chi Cheng 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S

maybe the softest E1 i have ever done. more like HS 5b

thefuturesmiles 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 19/Mar/11 TR dnf

a wee bit pumpy!

Hillson 19/Mar/11 Solo RP
Somerset swede basher 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S
swhitley ??/2011 TR
mwatson ??/2011 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead dnf ??/2011 2nd
with jamesca
DeanD ??/2011 Lead O/S
Col Allott 25/Oct/10 Solo rpt
keithpeck 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JamesBritton 09/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Sam
Richard G Wilkinson 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Sandy Holford
SamuelHarris 09/Oct/10 2nd
Mitch1990 17/Sep/10 Lead
shafiq lalloo 12/Sep/10 Lead RP

4 metre Whipper! from top of the recess, saved by my genius belayer and the unsure but in fact bomber nut placement under the roof on the right! Got it clean on the second ascent :D :D :D

pie_eater_pete 09/Sep/10 Solo
thomasmouse 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S
wild_nomad 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Powerful, reachy moves over the first overhang then easier over the second. Things get even easier after this.

ChrisBrooke 14/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with John Inkpen
darlolad 08/Aug/10 TR O/S
cliffrad 03/Aug/10 Solo RP

Starting to rain but got it before it was slippy. Fell/jumped off 1st go. Had a lucky landing thanks to my Bro and Easy catching me. Sent it 2nd go! Woop woop

Stuart_Burbidge 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jacqui Parker
Jacqui Parker 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Stu Burbidge
redknight137 22/Jul/10 TR
RichardMc 03/Jul/10 Solo
simeclimb68 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ciaran1999 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with tom
mlmatt 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

There is gear under the roof for the those willing to spend the time finding it!

Rachel S 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Last route for Des's challenge. Shame we got rained off yday, was doing better. Amazing tho my leg held up, my ankle didn't explode and my foot is still attached.

with Des Chadderton, Al Metelko
Souljah 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with On my own, straight from work
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 09/May/10 Solo O/S
maxkellock 03/May/10 Lead O/S

need to be tall for the start to be easier very overhung nice top half good first E1 lead

shafiq lalloo 03/May/10 2nd

Grrrrrrr!! Interesting for small people!

Ky 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

THE FIRST E1 on the sharp end!!!!!

with Tim
Col Allott 18/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with Alexandra Sturrock
willoates 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
alistairdaish 20/Mar/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
John Eley ??/2010 Lead O/S
philw ??/2010 -
axeman 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S


with schofield
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
M_W_Court 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
AMarchant 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S

an entertaining outing, not worth roping up for.

with Stu Air
sgl0jd 30/Jun/09 Lead
with Luke
Hidden 30/Jun/09 2nd dog
Col Allott 23/Jun/09 Solo O/S

ground up over 5 years, FFS!

Hidden 08/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Jona Ure 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/09 Solo O/S
pauldrew 29/May/09 Solo
with Crag Jones
rbalmer 13/May/09 TR O/S
with Jim Bird
Daymo 03/May/09 Solo O/S
with Andy
A Downing 03/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd
hilty ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thedanwhalley ??/2009 -
mux 18/Nov/08 Solo
Alex Winter 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with M.Green
Matthew Green 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Sandy Holford 11/Oct/08 Lead RP
nathanmanc 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
SGD 18/Sep/08 Solo

this is easier to solo. Did it twice, 1st way I did it was easier

Hidden ?/Aug/08 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/08 TR
Mr Wild 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Grindey 07/Jun/08 TR

Tough start.. having tried it though, were there a runner to protect the start I'd have been happy to try for a lead.

with jamesca
aldred 07/Jun/08 TR dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/08 TR RP
cpoad 07/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Ross M
quiffhanger ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jeronimo 10/May/08 Solo O/S
sadams ?/May/08 Solo
with Catherine Adams
Hidden 23/Apr/08 2nd
Luke Brooks 23/Apr/08 Solo O/S
berni87 01/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
doclog 12/Oct/07 TR rpt

Very wet but still good

with Amy
Andy Nicholson 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Ager
goi.ashmore 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/07 2nd O/S
kevin k 01/Jun/07 TR O/S
with john
katie75 ?/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
davefount 28/Apr/07 2nd
with Ben Falkner, Alex Maleins
SGD 22/Apr/07 Lead

Thuggy but nice - if you can do the 1st move its the easy after that

with Dan Ashfield
Hidden 28/Mar/07 TR
dja 28/Mar/07 TR O/S
with Paul
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Shad ??/2007 Lead

1st E1 lead but a bit of a 1-move wonder.

Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Goose4 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
adam carless 02/Dec/06 Lead β

Definitely E for effort, spanned out from the right because I'm stumpy.

Steve Banham 26/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Campus start

Whitt 19/Nov/06 TR dog
with John ( another radom!)
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
dan gibson 06/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Stig 26/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Cameron13 26/Sep/06 Lead
SecretSquirrel 26/Sep/06 2nd

Interesting moves to start - reach... dyno... heelhook... good fun!

Hidden 21/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Cameron13 24/Aug/06 Lead O/S

My first E1 lead

with Mark, Kate, Rach
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Solo
russonly 04/Aug/06 Lead dnf

I did finish it but now I'm not sure that I started it! The first over hang seemed too serious for the grade, so I climbed the right hand side. Confused!

with NickM
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Solo O/S
old un 18/Jun/06 TR

hard pull up start

with Steve Dorsett
with Mike Watkiss
ChrisBrooke 23/Apr/06 TR
ASchwirtz 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Dan Fasham
Hidden 26/Nov/05 Lead O/S
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Stig 15/May/05 Solo O/S
Pete E ?/Mar/05 Lead dog

First E1

with Debs
BlueJohn 16/Oct/04 Lead
highclimber ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 05/Sep/04 Lead

Cheated with a side runner, reducing the grade. Helped being over 6 foot tall for the opening moves.

jonnyboy 03/Sep/04 Solo
with Ben
Hidden 25/Aug/03 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/03 TR
Mark Riley ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/02 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 06/Jul/01 Lead RP
with Taylor
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 TR dog
Gordon Stainforth 14/Apr/95 2nd
with Steve Dean, Mick Wrigley, John Lumb
uphillnow ??/1980 -
The Reaper 03/May/78 Solo O/S
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