Rockfax Description
10m. The centre of the delicate slab on small but improved holds. The exit is very rounded and avoiding the crack to the left requires will-power especially near the top. A (sensible?) side runner in Yong lowers the grade a couple of notches. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Andrew171 02/Sep Solo
Hidden 02/Sep Solo O/S
Dexter JW 29/Jul Solo dnf

Not psyched. End looked sketch and the crag was unpleasantly touristy.

Hidden 26/Jun 2nd O/S
keepguessing 29/Apr Solo O/S

2nd climb on grit

mrphilipoldham 19/Apr 2nd O/S

Should've just done the solo.. it's all there but the top does require thought

daveeeglover 07/Apr Lead RP

Used a cam in Yong.

danielw4lker 07/Apr TR

Planning on coming back to lead

maria85 06/Apr 2nd O/S
with Neil
hiyaneil 06/Apr Lead

I strayed off route 3.5 centimetres to place gear : highly recommended if you are a turd climber like myself

with maria85
Alex_Derbyshire 27/Oct/16 Solo rpt
emma1987 17/Sep/16 TR O/S
Dale ?/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Again a good route steady 5b climbing just keep your head together easy e2 if u have the head for it. I was at the bottom of the route about to set off a lad came up to me said that is a strange place to boulder? Hmm not bouldering didn't even bother getting mat out.

Hidden 26/Jun/16 TR O/S
Jackspratt 29/May/16 Solo

seemed low in the grade but still enjoyed it

ADConway 27/May/16 TR O/S
with Darren Edwards
MD 15/May/16 TR O/S
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 15/May/16 TR O/S
with Mike D
K Mckay 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Tried this after backing off Elegy and Chalkstorm. Some success finally! Granted it is a softer E2. No side runners used. I think it is worth 2 stars definitely.

Hidden 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 08/May/16 2nd
Mattilda 05/May/16 TR O/S

If only there was some gear. This would be an awesome lead.

with Giles
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Tom McCabe 13/Mar/16 TR O/S

After Yong. Avoided a few of the larger holds near the crack some good, tenuous moves.

with Andrei Markin
jrccrosby 12/Mar/16 TR

Went right over to the right of the slab where there were significantly fewer and less positive holds

with Elsie
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 10/Oct/15 TR O/S
hthom 10/Oct/15 TR O/S
MSchobitz 04/Oct/15 Solo rpt

without siderunners since I am no longer sensible.

Tall Gecko Hands 03/Oct/15 TR
lcullum7 02/Sep/15 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/15 TR O/S
JenDurden 08/Aug/15 2nd
with Sion F-R
IainMay 24/Jul/15 2nd RP
admcne 23/Jul/15 2nd O/S
jack 9895 23/Jul/15 Lead RP
IainMay 19/Jul/15 TR O/S
Dan Vaj 12/Jul/15 TR rpt
Dan Vaj 12/Jul/15 Solo RP
andy_e 14/Jun/15 TR rpt
HannahGo 14/Jun/15 TR O/S
with Jordan Yates
Nomes 12/Jun/15 TR rpt
with Darren
darrenpp 12/Jun/15 TR dnf
with Naomi
Will Murphy 10/Jun/15 Lead
with Cal, Andy
ryan_d 07/Jun/15 TR O/S

Top roped....delicate but fairly straight forward. Will have to lead it next time.

with Dave Bennett
daveyb 07/Jun/15 TR
with ryan
Jamie Everitt 29/May/15 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 27/May/15 Solo O/S


Somerset swede basher 26/May/15 Solo O/S
Don't like e3s 16/May/15 2nd
dan_o_b ?/May/15 2nd O/S
Teappleby 11/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/15 2nd
Angus Taylor 07/Apr/15 Solo rpt

Top roped twice then soloed. Felt quite steady actually

Maddie 02/Jan/15 Solo RP

After one practice on a toprope. First E2 though didn't feel hard. Only one move worth worrying about really but would obviously be right at the top

with Alun
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 19/Oct/14 TR O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S

First E2 really chuffed, then tripped over a rock and broke my toe.

James rogers86 14/Aug/14 Solo

Love this climb happy to get my second E2.

JP78 27/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 27/Jul/14 TR
Mike Turner 18/Jul/14 TR
with Marc Isambart
Hidden ?/Jul/14 TR O/S
Andrew Abraham 11/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Ky
jamie ward 25/May/14 TR O/S

Easy on a top rope!

with Steve Smith
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
RyanOsborne 04/May/14 TR
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead RP
tom bre 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this - probably because I don't climb many routes of this type - I also enjoyed the moves

Dan Vaj 13/Apr/14 TR O/S
warrygallace ?/Apr/14 Solo

with Ben Edwin and Dylan Burgess. Worked it a couple of times on TR then solo'd it. My first E2.

Teappleby 30/Mar/14 Lead

Great little route, climbing on little bosses and so feels much more solid than other grit slabs. Fun last move, especially with no side runners.

MSchobitz 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Used a runner at about half height because Im sensible. So definitely not E2.

WhipperSnapper 01/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Maxie
Hidden ??/2014 TR
Rob Gillespie ??/2014 Lead O/S
mmmhumous ??/2014 TR
with Ged, Matt_C9716
Supadeano86 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
JamesColeman 29/Sep/13 TR O/S

Good test of gritstone grip!

with Dean
Paul Hy 28/Aug/13 TR O/S
Malt_Loaf 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead, clean on-sight but with a low side runner. Probably HVS/E1 given that. Really precarious top out, hard 5a/easy 5b would seem fair.

Matt Smith 08/Aug/13 TR O/S

Had top rope on Yong. Obviously different on the lead (solo) but didn't think it was too hard.

Hidden 08/Aug/13 TR O/S
Dave138 27/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Mike Turner 19/Jul/13 TR
with Robert Ellam, Jeremy Hall
ClimbMad 14/Jul/13 2nd
ipegg 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Bold without side runner

with Bryan
cragant 02/Jun/13 TR
sam corbett ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 TR O/S
Dennis999 26/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/13 TR O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Apr/13 -
Hidden 01/Mar/13 2nd
peteramsden 27/Feb/13 2nd O/S

to lead will be ballsy but doable at the moment!

saffy ??/2013 -
willoates 08/Oct/12 Solo rpt

good to get the head in gear.

timmsy 16/Sep/12 2nd
with Neil
jstringer 09/Sep/12 TR O/S
Jonny M 18/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 TR O/S
MichaelGallimore 11/Aug/12 TR O/S
kez1 24/Jul/12 TR O/S
with mike jones, james davies
WillDoyle 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/12 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/12 TR dog
Killianmurphy 26/Jun/12 TR O/S

Rope already there afte brother led Yong so though it would give it ago, Nice moves, will have to solo it oneday

Hidden 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
michael burrows 21/Apr/12 Lead rpt

with side runners

with Jay, phil biglands
two06 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
matty123 05/Apr/12 2nd
MarkRoe 05/Apr/12 Lead rpt

With a side runner in Yong, placed on lead. HVS?

andy_e 24/Mar/12 TR O/S
DanChad ??/2012 TR O/S
with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
Chris Murray ??/2012 TR
Cake 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
ben.richards 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S

First E grade, no side-runners just a big cam behind the block on the bottom right.

LJC 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 14/Sep/11 TR O/S

Enjoyable slab work, I managed it barefoot second time around. If I was with anyone else but my mum I might have considered going for the solo.

Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
ross brinson 01/Sep/11 TR
gingerwolf 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

With side runner

Hidden 29/Jul/11 TR
PeteWilson 29/Jul/11 TR O/S

nice route, not alltogether sure i climbed the right route though?

Ky 26/Jul/11 Lead RP
michael burrows 24/Jul/11 TR rpt
donkster 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with neil, mudders
simonward 27/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 15/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hammy 04/Jun/11 TR
with Shunt
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
danielwalker716 26/Apr/11 2nd
Dan Geh 22/Apr/11 TR O/S
tgeh 22/Apr/11 TR O/S
with dan geh
AMarchant 19/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/11 TR
Ky 06/Apr/11 2nd
with Donk
donkster 06/Apr/11 Lead rpt

low side runner.

with ki
bobpilgrem 25/Mar/11 TR O/S

climbed the clean chalked line- and avoided crack on left- but did not feel like 5B. Great route despite the 'improved holds'.

with Bob/Nic
ragabond007 ??/2011 TR

smear test with sketchy top out

John Mckeating ??/2011 -
jshields 09/Oct/10 Solo

Roped solo to bring up seconds. Done previously ('95).

with Liam Weaver, Ed James
Hidden 24/Sep/10 Solo β
muwasi 21/Sep/10 TR O/S
parker236 12/Sep/10 TR
with Peter Parker
marclloyd77 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

With Siderunner

dean79 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

with side runner hvs

dja 16/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 TR rpt
matthomas79 02/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Jul/10 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 03/Jul/10 TR O/S
chumleywarner 03/Jul/10 TR O/S
charley 03/Jul/10 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 03/Jul/10 TR O/S

Nice climb..would be a solo rather than a lead without a toprope.

jonathan watt 01/Jul/10 TR

on slack top rope, but top rope nonetheless. Did not find too hard but different proposition without that rope - top would be very nervy

LittleClimbingMaria 28/Jun/10 -
Nicola 19/Jun/10 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR O/S
Ade7 19/Jun/10 TR O/S
with Leah
mmalbon 16/Jun/10 TR

Did it cleanly this time, just using the "holds" up the middle.

with Mick
Kelly D 12/Jun/10 TR O/S

Looks far to gearless and scary to lead. I'm half tempted to try now though...

graphiclunarkid 12/Jun/10 TR β

Gearless, therefore top-rope. Two tricky moves. Otherwise mild. Wouldn't solo it though - slip potential is too great!

with Kelly D
Lallylandslider 05/Jun/10 2nd
michael burrows 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt

with side runners

grady ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Bobbyonrock 30/May/10 TR O/S
with Matt
gd303uk 20/May/10 TR O/S
with daveyb
daveyb 20/May/10 TR O/S
with gd303uk
Alistair Corbett 19/May/10 Lead O/S

I did the Hvs version

with john corbett, sam corbett
szelest 19/May/10 TR β
willson 15/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
aharbey ??/2010 TR
GF ??/2010 Lead
monsteratt 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

With side runners (HVS)

with Matt, Nic and Andy
Boy ?/Oct/09 -
Hidden 13/Sep/09 TR O/S
ben__day 29/Aug/09 TR O/S

Clean twice, next time no rope

MattT88 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

With Side-runner (HVS)

MattT88 25/Jul/09 Solo rpt

Should Have soloed the first time

BeccaSnowden 25/Jul/09 Solo β

(Had top rope set up in case I chickened out!)

sgl0jd 10/Jul/09 Solo
neilpotter 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
Lallylandslider 12/Jun/09 2nd

and ryan

mic_b 31/May/09 Lead O/S
fruitcake72 31/May/09 2nd O/S
with mic_b
Ian Andrews 09/May/09 -
Glyn Davidson 09/May/09 Solo β

soft touch

Lallylandslider 09/May/09 2nd
stevemcg 09/May/09 TR
michael burrows 09/May/09 Lead O/S

lead with side runners, felt about HVS

garburn 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
TiffTiff 25/Apr/09 Solo β
Ed Westwood 25/Apr/09 Solo β
dan gibson 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
JonBrown ??/2009 Solo O/S
Mr Wild ??/2009 Solo
willackers ??/2009 -
richardhopton 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S

I veered slightly left of centre but didnt touch Yong.. used one big pocket to step into before the top

with Matt Thombs
towdman 20/Sep/08 TR
with Mark Senior
hugh2002 26/Jul/08 TR O/S

An enjoyable jaunt up a featureless face. Wouldn't have been quite as nice without protection.

with Si & Gavin
siah 26/Jul/08 TR O/S
with gav nixen and hugh munro
RichieJ 16/Jul/08 TR O/S
quantized 16/Jul/08 TR rpt
jcurley 06/Jun/08 TR O/S

Don't usually top rope but seconded Yong and got lowered down. Always easy on a TR.

mmalbon 21/May/08 TR

Didn't think it was as hard as 5b, maybe we cheated? Didn't go into the crack on Yong but used some "larger" slopers towards the left at one point.

with Mick and Simon
quantized 18/Mar/08 TR O/S

Thought of soloing this but thankfully thought again

with Phil Kirk
MJS ??/2008 TR
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Lev 04/Nov/07 TR rpt
with Rob Horton & Jon Crouch
Hidden ?/Oct/07 TR
John_Hat 30/Sep/07 Solo O/S


Will Hunt 10/Sep/07 TR O/S

A high crux and VERY sloped top out mean the lead may have to wait for another day.

Col Allott 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S

wimpy side runner...

with Alex Sturrock
Mike W ?/Sep/07 Solo O/S
djking1983 14/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo
JWB 04/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Dan Leach 29/Jul/07 TR β
with Tom Bellfield
tom 29/Jul/07 TR O/S
with Dan Leach

did yong with a couple of begginers so had a bash a this, great climb.

Hidden 14/Jul/07 TR
Hidden 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
donkster ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

cheeky low side runner.

with dennis
prof_vague 06/May/07 TR dog
with monita
gb83 05/Apr/07 Lead

placed a couple of runners in yong so HVS

chriscopps 05/Apr/07 2nd
tim87dj 04/Feb/07 TR O/S
Ally Smith 04/Feb/07 2nd
mattyork2 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
alaan 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/06 Solo β
Hidden 07/Sep/06 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/06 TR rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Whitt 07/Sep/06 Lead rpt

With Siderunners so HVS

with Andy
Whitt 06/Aug/06 TR O/S
with Michael Whittaker
Hidden 17/Jul/06 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/06 2nd O/S
kendogcatchy 19/Jun/06 TR
flyboy86 ?/Jun/06 TR O/S
with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Chesh 25/May/06 Lead

With side runner i.e. HVS

with Paul Lestor
Ky 24/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Uni Partners
mick1jones ?/Sep/05 TR dog
with Andy Turner
LoopyLou ?/Sep/05 TR O/S
with Helen Lear
arin78 07/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Solo O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Andy Clarke 19/Dec/04 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/04 TR
Hidden 10/Jul/04 TR O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Stig 23/May/04 Lead O/S

With side runner, HVS.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
feilx ??/2004 -
Mark Collins 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Lev 18/Oct/03 Solo rpt
with Spen, Si Evans
Neil Henson 18/Oct/03 2nd
with Mark Collins
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 25/Sep/03 Lead O/S
nige pacer ?/Sep/03 Lead β
Leofallon 21/Jun/03 Solo


Smelly Fox 23/May/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/03 2nd
Lev 14/Mar/03 Solo O/S
with Spen
BruceW ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Becca
Hidden 16/Aug/02 Lead
Leofallon 26/Jul/02 Solo

There's no gear in it anyway, so does it really count as an E2 solo?

Andy Clarke 19/Jun/02 Lead O/S

My first extreme lead. Very bold, but all flowed quite smoothly and didn't feel too hard for the grade. Nick belayed with some strange item from his collection of Red Army surplus equipment - which looked like it was designed more for abseiling out of attack helicopters - so didn't really matter that there's no gear! A month after leading my first VS.

with Nick
Duncan Bourne 18/Jun/02 Solo RP
Neil Curtis 16/Oct/01 TR O/S
with Glenn Kelly
Gus 26/Aug/01 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 10/Jun/00 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Bullybones ??/2000 -
richsmithinbristol 31/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Hammy 29/Oct/99 TR
Hidden 30/Aug/99 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Rob Kinsey ??/1998 -
nige 25/Aug/97 Solo
Hidden 14/Aug/97 TR
Hidden 03/May/97 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/97 TR O/S
Ian Archer 22/Sep/95 2nd O/S
with Andy Symonds
charlesmfrench 27/May/95 2nd O/S
with Richard Wayte
ColinD 14/Apr/95 TR
brady ??/1995 TR
with John Cameron
nai ??/1995 Solo
cragspud ??/1995 Lead O/S
stokienomad 12/May/94 Lead

Put a side runner just over half way up Yong making it HVS !

Hidden 24/Aug/93 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/93 Lead
Iain Thow 16/Apr/93 Solo rpt
Andy Say 19/Aug/91 Solo
Roget 17/Apr/91 Solo O/S
with baccy
Rob Davies ?/Apr/91 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1991 Lead

Done previously with Duncan Lee

with Pete Carmichael
Michael Hood 09/Aug/90 Solo

Felt easy after soloing Chalkstorm

Hidden 22/Apr/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 04/May/89 TR

HVS 4c? Led with side runner 17/5/89. Solo 16/4/93. Also R arete of slab 9/5/93, 5b?

with Rob Ivens
babymoac 26/Nov/88 2nd
with Alan S
Hidden 23/Jun/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 04/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/87 Lead
jon 27/May/87 Solo
jamiev ??/1987 Lead β
with alex veitch
Chris Ellis 28/Sep/86 TR
with Karen Veale, Martin Veale
Hammy 27/Apr/86 TR
Hidden 25/Jun/85 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/82 Solo
Nic Robinson 01/Jul/82 Solo O/S
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