Rockfax Description
14m. Excellent and exposed. Climb over a flake to a ledge (tricky) then take the slabby ramp and thin crack to more ledges. Tackle the strenuous layaway flake-crack to yet more ledges then choose a finishing crack, the right-hand one being harder and better. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This gets HS in BMC guide, left as VS (Rock fax) as there are log book ticks.

FA. Lew Hardy 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

jameslomax 29/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Matico 29/Oct/17 2nd
with Holly
rowlandh 29/Oct/17 Lead
with Matico
smudge 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Wes Southall
joemallia 25/Aug/17 Lead O/S
enotsnad 16/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/17 2nd
kevinlee 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
melv 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Fi
derekwwl 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S
melv 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Fi
Montecore 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Louise Holstein
Stephen3005 05/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/17 Lead
Cheryl 20/Jun/17 Lead rpt

First vs lead!

with zoe155
Hidden 20/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/17 2nd O/S
markvaughan 23/May/17 2nd O/S
Stroppy 10/May/17 Solo O/S
Clay C 03/May/17 2nd O/S
with Andy S
stratandrew 03/May/17 Lead rpt
Mr Fuller 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Another brilliant route!

Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 09/Apr/17 2nd
with Chris Bull
James Worthington 08/Apr/17 Lead
with Emma
Hidden 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Jack Whiteley 08/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Ian
Dónal Murray 04/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Joe Barlow
Bradbury 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
cragtyke 05/Oct/16 2nd
with Jamie
Rory_Cummings_NI 05/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
M_Robinson 16/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Michael Morrell
Michael Morrell 16/Sep/16 Lead
Rob Gillespie 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 26/Aug/16 2nd
with Bram
BTphonehome 26/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Kasha
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead
JimboWizbo 24/Aug/16 2nd
with Beth
alaster tonge 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
mrphilipoldham 08/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Oliver Houston 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Sarah
George Frisby 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Clean lead this time

with Georgina Watt
steve_gibbs 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 05/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Mark
Ron 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Clive, Steve A
TDSvejstrup 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/16 2nd
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Droyd 20/Apr/16 Solo rpt
David Kay 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Sammi Rogers
gtaylor997 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
joeramsay 13/Apr/16 2nd O/S
t8t9t8 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Gareth
mrphilipoldham 08/Apr/16 Lead dog

Foot slip and fall on the slab.. it had been raining earlier!

Paul Hy 08/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Phil O
MusicalMountaineer 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Not worth 2 stars. Completely green lower section. Well done Nik.

with Nik
Flavio 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Guy
oscaig 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Varied or disjointed? Slab crux is poorly protected and harder than 4b for sure. Top is good fun but rather dirty.

jing 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Nice and varied route with sustained interest.

Hidden 31/Oct/15 2nd
garywong 31/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Gordon W 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S
chrismadar 18/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/15 Solo
Droyd 18/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Becks87 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
atom 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Fine route once in the crack, bit of a bouldery start and off balance. Nice hand jams

uphillnow 16/Aug/15 2nd
with Graham Exley, cath walton
John Higgs 15/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Ollie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Bryan M 08/Aug/15 -
JEP 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jules
Jules Lane 16/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Jonathon Prager
bryce.dorin 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with dunnyg
Hidden 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Yinners 25/Apr/15 2nd β
with David
onlyfoddington 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S

I thought the slab was the trickiest part.

with Yin
Hidden 23/Apr/15 -
Chris Murray 23/Apr/15 Lead


DanChad 23/Apr/15 2nd O/S
tom bre 23/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Chris
Jake Young 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Trevor Shepherd
Chris Oldfield 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Took several attempts before I could commit to the crux. Rob patiently belaying. Plenty interesting afterwards.

with Rob Frost
amccann 07/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
monkeymatt 28/Sep/14 2nd β
Graham Westbrook 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mjackson 20/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd
Stickle Tarn 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

HS in the BMC guide. VS 4b is more appropriate. Well worth doing.

mattkemp70 ?/Sep/14 Lead
with GEordie
kasha_gregson 31/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Cass, Bram
BTphonehome 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Cass, Kasha
georgenvk 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with KarinC
KeenClimber 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Lee Healey
kermit_uk 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
MD 12/Jul/14 2nd
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Right hand finish. Lovely route

with Mike D
Matt_C9716 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
mmmhumous 10/Jul/14 2nd
Kap 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dsgarner 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Perry lead

with Perry Adams, Cat Smith
stokienomad 01/Jun/14 2nd

Thought the first bit was the hardest!

mrdigitaljedi 01/Jun/14 Lead

amazing route

steven 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Brian Hull
Don't like e3s 31/May/14 Lead dog
with Terri
john_ni 18/May/14 Lead rpt
with Becky Ellis (PCC)
Becky E 18/May/14 2nd O/S
oodie72 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ingo Boegeman, Fraser Campbell
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
GermanAlex 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

the move on the starting slab on the right has got to be harder than 4b (especially for the short), 4c I think. a cracking route!

with Stefan
will_benfold 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 19/Apr/14 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 11/Mar/14 2nd O/S
mattgrange 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Well-named, quite exciting!

tgeh 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with tgeh
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
stratandrew 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Ashley
friendzone1234 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
JemG 27/Jul/13 2nd β
with Shaun Humpreys
shaunhumphreys 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jem
MaccMark 24/Jul/13 Lead
with Clare Hodgson
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Reachy slab at the start and an awkward top out.

with Andrew Finney
sambosanquet101 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Francy Carranza
bendevonport 07/Jul/13 2nd
jshields 07/Jul/13 Lead
with bendevonport, Roman Jivkov
Andy Hardy 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Grubby at the top

SuperLee1985 09/Jun/13 2nd β
Jonathan Hall 07/Jun/13 Lead
with James Forder
fredallingham 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 TR O/S
BTphonehome 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Bram
TJ Mather 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Joined from central tower

with Tom Robinson
Scott Anderson ??/2013 -
neilfish 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Blod 13/Sep/12 Lead rpt
runestone 13/Sep/12 2nd
with Blod
tinyali 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
scott.hill 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Alisa
Kirill 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

In the rain and missed out the start, having joined from Central Tower.

with Natalia Male Alcalde
Albachoss 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Amazing route, scary start, committed move up the slab, pumpy crack climbing then an awesome exposed finish on typical grit. A must!

with Hatham
sputnik 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 25/Jul/12 2nd
with Gavin
Wayne S 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Gary
g1m147 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Wayne s
will randall 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sarah
Hidden 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peach
gpcomps 25/May/12 Lead rpt
WillCass 24/May/12 Lead
with Si
Hidden 24/May/12 2nd
Stoff 24/May/12 2nd rpt
with gpcomps
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
RichyBOYY 23/May/12 Lead
Will Caesar 23/May/12 2nd O/S
darlolad 20/May/12 Lead O/S
kwaidy 05/May/12 2nd
with sting
sting 05/May/12 Lead O/S

a little gem.

with kwaidy
kozzi 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
John-Henry 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Mar/12 Solo O/S
stevepotter 24/Mar/12 Lead
with ken
PAJames ??/2012 -
TM_Horton 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S

fun way to Finnish an epic day... don't trust the flake much at around half height ...

with webby
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
minirollsrule 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Kilian Murphy
Allan Winstanley 01/Oct/11 2nd

The sloping slab is awkward and must be at the top of 4b. The crack above was very enjoyable.

with George
chrisbussell 06/Sep/11 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
disturbed_one51 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
riddle 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
najki_2000 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S

scary bottom half with hardly any gear, but good juggy cracks above

with Chris Rose
fatbuoybazza 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
WillCass 28/Jun/11 2nd
with Si
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead
WillCass 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Dan Geh 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

plenty of good holds on layback

Hidden 25/May/11 Lead
cem 08/May/11 2nd rpt
Ketu 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Charles M
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
gpcomps 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S

A quality route

Stoff 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with gpcomps
Honrei 10/Apr/11 Lead
martin one 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with dave knight
gravity 09/Apr/11 2nd β

A nice route. Another time I would like to lead it.

with Max Adamson
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
RalphC 30/Oct/10 Lead
with Austen
Jay J 17/Oct/10 Lead
Pilch 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

This is an excellent route, which felt twice as long as it is, a mini expedition

with Jonathon
Little AndyH 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
john_ni 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 21/Aug/10 2nd
Shane-Smith 11/Aug/10 Lead
with Tiff
chris_r 05/Aug/10 Lead β
James Oswald 05/Aug/10 2nd β

Very nice.

steveth 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
colin milton 05/Aug/10 Lead
with James Oswald
Mr. K 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bryn Wood
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
maybe_si 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Mitch1990 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
simonward 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
wrapped in bacon 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
gingerwolf 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 30/May/10 Lead O/S

First HS lead onsight!!!

with Iain
Goodstuff 28/May/10 Lead O/S
WillCass 27/May/10 2nd O/S

Interesting route, good moves and good gear.

with Si
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Nick1812P 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
SimonHolloway1 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Mat Dalby
Derek Furze ??/2010 -
tobydunford 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Gh1 30/Oct/09 2nd
Carl Hanaghan 30/Oct/09 Lead
with Grant
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
tom bre 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Probably HS

chrisallan 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ardo 06/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tim
john.gaffney 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Arnett
Jim Slater 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
bbangbala 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
Cornish Merlin 03/Jun/09 2nd
victim of mathematics 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Sustained and good.

malc 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Paul S
richorme 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wendy Potts
Graeme Hammond 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with anthony
Em66 22/Apr/09 2nd
with MUMC
djdf 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Slightly contrived I feel. Short sections between ledges to start, then some nice layback moves on flakes to more ledges, but there the interest ends quickly. Probably worth a star.

with Pete
Steve Waters, Mynydd 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead
RCrockford 04/Jan/09 2nd
with Andy C
summo ??/2009 -
tony wood ??/2009 2nd
with steve, gareth robarts
masa-alpin 18/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Adam W
tanssop 23/Aug/08 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Roy the Gardener 14/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Richard Mallison
will6459 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Martin Johnson
morrisdaboss 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S

First HS 4b. Felt that the crux was the layaway crack, not the slab. good pro all the way

with Dan C
cpoad 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 2nd
jcurley 16/May/08 2nd
with EAYL
EAYL 16/May/08 Lead
with jcurley
@ndy 14/May/08 Lead
stevepotter 03/May/08 2nd
with ken
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ann Sanderson
ChrisBrooke 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead
wirralclimber1984 15/May/07 2nd
rwm7131 15/May/07 Lead
JonBray 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
donkster ??/2007 Lead O/S
with mudders
Hidden 29/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Ben1983 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S
spacey 13/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Cameron13 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 07/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/05 2nd
Simon Caldwell 24/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Carmen
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
cem 02/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Darragh ?/Jul/05 -
with Hanna, Colm, Pat
Chris the Tall 21/Jun/05 Lead

Stuck gear meant a late finish - a glorious moon rising but only just made it to the pub for last orders

with Alice Chaplin
Goody 16/Jun/05 2nd dog
masa-alpin 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Joe Mc [ULMC]
tatz45 ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Stu
Howard J 19/Apr/05 2nd
Conan 19/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
Roget 01/Jul/99 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 12/Sep/95 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/93 Lead

This is a fine route, should have **. Worth 4b. Oh, I see it gets them now.

with Debbie Wilkinson
13 users have this on their wishlist
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 71
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 74
Votes cast 65
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set