Rockfax Description
32m. A long and wandering trip up the huge buttress. Start below a battered holly and climb very slippery rock (crux) to the roof. Escape out left passing the obstinate holly to ledges (possible stance) then climb to the huge roof. From the left edge of this climb up to runners then reach a flake on the wall of the gully, finish out right on the front of the buttress.
The left-hand line on the topo is the seldom climbed indirect start (HS 4a) to this route. © Rockfax

FA. Morley Wood early 1920s 1922

Ticklists: Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Darrencabowabo,s hit list, World Graded List, ULMC Classics, MUMC Ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza.

BarnDawg 17/Dec/16 Lead O/S

with Monica

krispy_fish2000 01/Nov/16 Lead

Clean onsight.

with Titus Wilson
Hidden 15/Oct/16 Lead
Andy Moles 09/Oct/16 Solo
disrail 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Had to lead both pitches after Emma didn't find the hidden flake...

with harc, Emma
harc 09/Oct/16 2nd
with disrail
Keith Swainson 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Georgie
Georgie25 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Led P1

Francois R 08/Oct/16 AltLd
with Pok
timrooker 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

led p1, very polished at the start and took a bit of commitment to get going. enjoyed the big step to get to the belay under the roof, and well done to Carla for smashing out p2!

with Carla
Daymo 02/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
CarlaJG 02/Oct/16 AltLd

Tim pitch 1, Carla pitch 2.

joermann 24/Sep/16 AltLd
charliepickering 22/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead
fuzzysheep01 18/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Polished as f*** at the start. Otherwise excellent.

MusicalMountaineer 18/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Great route. Over all to soon. Loved it!

with Joe
themattyshep 13/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Rob
Rob_Morris1996 13/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Karl_Harrison 09/Sep/16 2nd
rob.swifty 31/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Bit of a struggle up to the tree on the first pitch. On the second pitch, when in the corner, use a couple of footholds out to the right, left hand flat on the wall behind then reach out with right hand for hidden but decent flake

with Helen Carpenter, Mick Grindey
helenedela 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S

CLimb with Sam and Tash. Climbed as three. I was the middle: unclipped my rope to clip back Tash's rope and belayed her up. 3 pitch climb

with Tash M, Sam P
Mark Duncan 24/Aug/16 -
James rogers86 24/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Stotty_88 16/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with gav
gavster 16/Aug/16 AltLd
with Ad
mattlyons 03/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led the final pitch

with Ben Stoker
themattyshep 03/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Rob
Rob_Morris1996 03/Aug/16 2nd rpt

Pitch 1 - Me Pitch 2 - Shep

DanChad 05/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 05/Jul/16 2nd
andrewmc 15/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Zack led pitches 1 & 2 together; I led pitch 3 in the rain (wet and slimy crux!). I slipped off the first (extremely polished) foothold but since I ended up on my feet on the floor I am going to cheekily claim the onsight (despite a little bit of rope tension)... :p

Hidden 15/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Mike505 12/Jun/16 Lead O/S

In 2 pitches, lead both, took a slight 'variation' an the 2nd pitch by mistake and climbed the corner crack.

Hidden 12/Jun/16 2nd
admcne 06/Jun/16 2nd O/S

I got numb feet at the belay stances. A fantastic climb that I would one day like to lead.

lewis_james84 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with admcne
pawel suhy 05/Jun/16 2nd dnf

End up below big roof because my leader have big fall. Seriously damaged rope

with David E
tobydunford 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Simon Thursz
smoreda 27/May/16 AltLd
buxtoncoffeelover 27/May/16 AltLd

Second time on route, so reversing the alt.lead pitches. Silve did slippery first pitch & I got exploratory/meandering top pitch

with Silve
Matt1234 27/May/16 Lead O/S
mossrug 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Rob
Clay C 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

In 2 pitches - I led P1

with Andy S
stratandrew 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route. Clay led P1 and 2 run together. I did P3. Pitch one tough at start due to polish

Peter Metcalfe 08/May/16 AltLd
with Jon Lawson, Katie McKay
K Mckay 08/May/16 2nd O/S

Brilliant route!

Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd O/S
robertmichaeladams 07/May/16 Lead
with Wanneys
Adamski1986 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Doug Sharpe, Ellie Debenham
Andrew Abraham 07/May/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/16 Lead
Rob Moorcroft 20/Apr/16 Lead
with Jack Helliwell
Helen Boothman 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Andy P
Hidden 14/Apr/16 2nd O/S
davenev 14/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Graham
Mr Fuller 14/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Ross88 14/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Heather Osborne 13/Apr/16 2nd
onlyfoddington 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Some fun bits as it meanders up the wall.

with Tabby, Tom C
Heggie 10/Apr/16 AltLd
with Martin Davies
Martin Davies 10/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Ali led P1, very polished and a bit wandering. P2 great moves up to make flair, improbable but interesting. Enjoyed it more second time!

tcn_2002 10/Apr/16 2nd
Smeagol 09/Apr/16 2nd

Climbed as 2 pitches, tried to lead 2nd pitch but fell, Nick finished the lead.

Neil Williams 09/Apr/16 2nd dog

1st multipitch, as a 3 so quite sociable and enjoyable (but hard). Quite an impressive fall by Smeagol resulting in a dodgy ankle...but then he still ran the Sheffield half the next day and got a really good time!

nick244 09/Apr/16 Lead

Really enjoyed this one, climbed as a three which was slow but very sociable. Led the lovely first pitch to the top ledge. Josh took the second but took big fall from the top of the flake. Nearly called it a day there but decided to go up and have a look and got through with some advice from Josh.

AJMullen ?/Apr/16 2nd O/S
therat 20/Mar/16 -
southern_smit 18/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
sopaz 27/Feb/16 AltLd


with Neil
Ardo 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Paul P1, me P2

with Renners
Andy_Gale469 13/Feb/16 2nd RP
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Longsufferingropeholder ??/2016 Lead O/S
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Tenko ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
richshark 28/Dec/15 Lead rpt

Very green and slippy above flake / gulley. Very committed move!

Andypeak 12/Oct/15 AltLd

1st pitch (done in 2). The climb is polished to the point of it being nearly unclimbable, always green, and dirty. How this is a 3 star classic I will never know. Really bad route.

steely 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S


owain-1978 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2.

Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
MSchobitz 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
Monkey_Alan 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Montecore 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Rebecca North
Rebecca North 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd
JoeMortimer 18/Sep/15 AltLd

Brilliant route.

Droyd 18/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Up to the roof

with Joe Mortimer
Bullybones 16/Sep/15 AltLd
with Neil
althesin 29/Aug/15 AltLd
schristophersmith 29/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
David Maddison 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S
PenJD 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Merlin 23/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Excellent second pitch with the cheeky hidden flake!

with Phil Chalkley
Chubbs 23/Aug/15 AltLd
Graham Baxter 19/Aug/15 AltLd
with John O'Grady
vicky_cairns 16/Aug/15 2nd
with Rhodri Buttrick, Chris Sansum
Chris Sansum 16/Aug/15 Lead rpt

A bit of fun at the end of our trip! Broke into 3 pitches to make it a bit more sociable.

with Rhoddri Buttrick, James King, vicky_cairns
Stroppy 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Sion
katiep 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Great route, preferred it to valkyrie on this trip!

Amy Horton 09/Aug/15 2nd
dswansonlow 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Lisa
kirsten 08/Aug/15 AltLd

P1/2 to under the roof

with Matt WL
JenDurden 08/Aug/15 AltLd
with Sion F-R
dswansonlow 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Gramps
miketong 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S

A fantastic climb, and immediate favourite, completed in 2 pitches. Up there with the best I've ever done. An exposed move on to the face tempered by great holds then later a slight tricky move after the 2nd pitch made easier when I moved up a bit under the roof, then came out and found the flake. 10/10.

gpcomps 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

A classic grit stone multipitch, one of the best I've lead at the grade. I lead both pitches

samulejones 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
garywong 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
mariannekhoo 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, but chose the wrong time of day to do this - the sun was totally in my eyes on the final wall, so I couldn't see the way across to the flake (and in any event I didn't have the span to reach the flake from a safe position) and ended up performing some spectacular acrobatics to get up the wall on the left-hand side...

Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
BDC 14/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Alec
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead
Dizz 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Martina
WeeLee 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
afinley 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
orb 27/Jun/15 AltLd

OB 1st JG 2nd

with Jon Gupta
btalbot 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 27/Jun/15 2nd
andybirtwistle 27/Jun/15 Lead
mattshort 24/Jun/15 2nd
with Paul Griffiths
Chubbs 21/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 AltLd β
richshark 11/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
Jamie Everitt 29/May/15 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Ross88 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch to stance under on under roof, Pete lead 2nd pitch.

with Pete Dollman
Mikethe boar 17/May/15 -
with Paul, Rick Mattheson
Jacob Eagles 07/May/15 AltLd

Jake P1 Simon P2 Jake P3

Albachoss 26/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Jake Young 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

as one pitch, really good route, felt like an adventure.

mike8331 23/Apr/15 AltLd
alias dave 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Daniel Allen 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
foostu4 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 11/Apr/15 Lead
James-m-h 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Matt Robinson 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lead as one pitch

with Phil Brown
Dogwood 22/Mar/15 Lead β

Started to the left of the buttress, avoided green slab and holly bush. Managed it in one pitch (short of time) with a lot of drag

Mike W 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Dogwood
Hidden 21/Mar/15 2nd O/S
BLodge 07/Mar/15 AltLd
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2015 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2015 -
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
thomas108 ??/2015 Lead G/U
drobin ??/2015 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Michelle led P1 and 2 in one go then I led top pitch.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd
MBano 05/Oct/14 AltLd

in 3 pitches I did a short P2 just before final wall.

Ragnaar 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S

3 pitches, I took first and third Final pitch was the crux I thought, moves onto and off the flake needing a steady head, also the run-out top section

with martin hirons
jiles 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
asmith37 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
BarbsMurray 13/Sep/14 2nd

Roger P1, Mike P2

with Roger Mear, Mikey
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
beeney 07/Sep/14 2nd

First clean VS second, really nice.

TomGB 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

DOne as two pitches, Adam did the first one I took the second

adam clarke 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Adam C led as two pitches. Superb route. Found initial moves to holly to be the polished crux. Glorious climbing thereafter

with Adam Lynch
Hidden 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
David Stevens 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Gibbo 02/Sep/14 AltLd
with Joe (Bike Shop), Ollie Keynes
Joe_88 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/14 AltLd
s0458892 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 09/Aug/14 AltLd
grrrrrrrh 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

I'm loving the chalked-up tree!

with Rosie Hawker
67hours 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led the first half

with Matt Cookie
Matt Cooke 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

last pitch

with George Cave
martintom 12/Jul/14 AltLd
mikecollins 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Lukem6 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with mike?
daveclarke5 06/Jul/14 AltLd
with Stephen
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
NickyC 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Zain Karim
BTphonehome 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Very good apart from the sketchy polished start.

with Matt
DanChad 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Backed off the top pitch and let Dad lead it instead.

Matt_C9716 18/Jun/14 2nd
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 18/Jun/14 Lead

Lovely climb

will_benfold 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Pintsize 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
elbeanio 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Imran
stevelismore 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Did it in two pitches. Took first pitch, including the tree! Footholds very polished-don't do this one in the rain!

with Trevor PCC
MichaelGallimore 18/May/14 -

Brendan ran p1p2 together, I took final pitch. Start was polished but manageable. Good job Brendan! Superb final pitch up flake feature.

with Brendan
treg 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Great VS. Better than Valkyrie. Went up the twin cracks after holly and traversed which made a fun sequence. Belayed under the big roof. The final pitch is awesome fun.

with Bird
gavster 15/May/14 AltLd
with rob
Rob Royle 15/May/14 AltLd

Excellent climb! Exposed and bold!!

with Gav
Hidden 05/May/14 AltLd
RyanOsborne 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

Last pitch

SHONAJONES 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Bryan M ?/May/14 AltLd
Howard J 29/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

I led the first pitch - even glassier than before, nearly slipped off but not quite, at least I know the gear is good. V led the flake and I led the top pitch up the front of the buttress to finish. One of my favourites.

with Vanessa Jackson
Nick Russell 22/Apr/14 Lead O/S

In 2 pitches. I think I took a bit of a variation: straight up from the holly bush (as for Valkyrie direct) then traverse left. Got a bit green and slimy at the top.

with Emily
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
Dan Vaj 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
switch 29/Mar/14 AltLd
with John S
ClemB 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

alt lead David took first me the second found the second pitch quite intimdating.

with David robinette
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jon22 29/Mar/14 AltLd
with si witcher
amccann 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
druss 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
poeter210 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
WhipperSnapper 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

A lovely climb, really enjoyed the moves up the 'forehead'.

with Maxie
matt.woodfield 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with John Hase, Neil Metcalfe
nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
robgixer ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Amy Hare 24/Nov/13 AltLd
with Ella7
Alistair Corbett 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S

little scary on the top pitch but a sweet climb. first pitch is like glass!!

Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Joe.Elliott1 28/Sep/13 2nd
GermanAlex 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

great climb, liked it a lot more than Valkyrie. done in 2 pitches so I could bring up 2 seconds without too much ropedrag

AndrewP 28/Sep/13 Lead

Should be HS 4b. Ran P1 and 2 together.

FelixPeterken 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with AndrewP
GeneralFifi 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

fun, rope drag pretty bad though

David Bibby 21/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
luke glaister 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Me p1 kc p2. Amazing route. Last one of the day but worth the wait. ***s

Andy Fielding 08/Sep/13 Lead
casey johns 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch great route

Hidden 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Fraser hill-casey 01/Sep/13 AltLd
leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

1st Pitch

GStone 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Dan P1, me p2

Dan3266 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Simon Gladstone
wishicud climbHVS 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Fantastic 2 pitches. Slab getting really polished, even the holly bush is now getting polished!!!! Stepping out after 1st stance is bold and the finish is cheeky, remember the flake!

PeteWilson 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

brilliant route, shame about the polished start. linked first 2 pitches

with Richard Hale
manmike 15/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 15/Aug/13 AltLd
hamishjfk 10/Aug/13 AltLd β
with Andy Wilson
Stickle Tarn 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S

P1,2 & 3.

jcasey2436 09/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Easy adventure.

with Ben wright
Hidden 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S

In 3 pitches.

JWB 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Done in one long pitch. It is shame about the polish at the start but do not let this put you off as the rest is fine.

with Alan Segar
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd
Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris, Harrogate club
SPD224 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Jo Sunderland, Martin Smith
UnkArl 27/Jul/13 AltLd

P1/3 - Lee P2 - Me

with Lee
buxtoncoffeelover 26/Jul/13 AltLd

I lead first pitch to belay under roof, Jamie led top pitch

jamie ward 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick
ClimbMad 14/Jul/13 2nd β
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 11/Jul/13 -
sputnik 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
djones66 08/Jul/13 -

Excellent at the grade, once you;ve got past the slippery slab/groove at the start. The rest is really nice.

with Stve mc D
The Norris 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

What an amazing route! So many interesting moves, always intersting, always with your heart in your mouth! Possibly my favourite route ive ever done. Done in 3 pitches.

with Gem
vassy05 ?/Jul/13 -
Daymo 29/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

with Oli Sammy

snapperdan 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch fantastic move after the belay lovely and bold.

annaEM 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 15/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
TRFrost 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with D. Gledson
David_Gledson 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I led p2. Final pitch is good, and the whole thing is nice enough but nothing compared to valkerie.

Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Jenny
kirsten 05/May/13 Lead

hopped on as second to help random stranger Dan out of a sticky spot, thoroughly enjoyed it so went back and led it - both pitches. beautiful route.

gobey 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Not really a classic, and not very hard compared to other routes if this grade here, a bit overrated.

with Paul
Dan Vaj 05/May/13 Lead O/S

howie bailed and change to Kirsten

Knot-Paul 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Bob
tom bre 04/May/13 2nd O/S

Epic! Rain stopped play for 2 hours+ when P was at first belay. I chickened the 2nd pitch lead - head not there. The 3rd pitch! What a move to the flake will live long in the memory. Thanks P

Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
angry pirate 01/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch. V polished start. Seconded top pitch. A great day out

Jenny Clarke ?/May/13 2nd
Rob Jarratt 30/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Thought the start was the hardest bit. I got to lead the top pitch which was really great. A nice start to the outdoor season.

with Andy Crawley
Hidden 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Rock_Monk3y 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Paraicj 20/Apr/13 2nd β
ellmang 20/Apr/13 Lead

The move for the flake on the last pitch is awesome :)

Guy Wilson 19/Apr/13 -
with Plum
cheeky 19/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Fragmod 15/Apr/13 Lead
the power 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S

lead as single pitch belayed from the hobbit hole

with deacon
Hidden 07/Apr/13 AltLd
giuly 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Neil, Ben
Bloke on a Rope 25/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3

with Matt
Hidden 01/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead
net 17/Feb/13 2nd
with George
Will Hunt 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. A bit gooey and green!

chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
teespaddler ??/2013 Lead
with Crewe & Alsager MC
MJS ??/2013 -
tzettle ??/2013 -
Richard Kinsman ??/2013 Lead O/S
Richard Kinsman ??/2013 Lead O/S
Robnort ??/2013 2nd O/S
with Henry Payne, jim cochayne
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
neilh ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 26/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
aipattison 26/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1&2 in one.

Daymo 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Thomas
grakgrak 13/Oct/12 2nd
with nicktong
willoates 08/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

second pitch was a good position, although a little green.

with Steve
Steeve 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S
hlegge 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Did whole thing in one go with twin 60's. In general a fairly straight forward easy climb, nice reintroduction to grit after some absence. Some heart fluttery moments at the very beginning and last tricky move, balancey and fun technical climbing

with Joseph Ward
Palmer 22/Sep/12 AltLd
minaturechris 16/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Climbster 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Ian
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd
beds74 01/Sep/12 AltLd

Climbed with Louise & Matt, two people we met that day. Cheers folks! Becks declined.

Ben1983 ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
JUSTXMike 24/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/12 2nd
nic42 18/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with josh
gw3285 16/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Paul Hy 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

mike led 1st & last pitch, I led middle pitch

with Mike R
Howard J 09/Aug/12 AltLd dog

I led first pitch, Vanessa the 2nd. Disappointingly we ran out of daylight and missed the finish up the face. After umpteen ascents of this route I can't believe I fell off the initial slab. It's now like glass.

with Vanessa Jackson, Liz Sell
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
ash longreach ?/Aug/12 Lead
evilpea ?/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
demarcation86 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Anthony Dixon 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
SPD224 22/Jul/12 AltLd
with Chris Wright
Charlie Zephyr Booth 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
jasonpm 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Steve IMC
Poco Loco 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Split into 2 pitches, led P1.

with Richard
Slick 08/Jul/12 AltLd

Bottom surprisingly difficult. Upper v.enjoyable!

Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 20/Jun/12 2nd

Wow. Why haven't I done this sooner. Simply brilliant!

with Mark Collins
althesin 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Reds
Reds 19/Jun/12 2nd rpt
ScottyD 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland 06/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/12 Lead
Goose4 26/May/12 Lead O/S
markblair 23/May/12 AltLd O/S

Nice route although hard to start up the flake when your patners belay is using the hand holds for gear placements!

with Alison Dixon
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd
Will Caesar 22/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd
tolly_60 17/May/12 2nd β

First multi-pitch climb. One of my favourite climbs to date.

with Gavin Peach
Hidden 16/May/12 Lead O/S
mattshort 13/May/12 AltLd O/S
DerwentDiluted 12/May/12 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
antonymcphillips ?/May/12 2nd
David Kay 24/Apr/12 2nd
with Mark Proctor
Batt 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt


Hoyes 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
ross brinson 17/Apr/12 Lead
with Hannah Watson
hannah watson 17/Apr/12 2nd
hoggy90 01/Apr/12 AltLd
timmyhobby 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S


with hoggy90
ross brinson 27/Mar/12 AltLd
with Ben Biscoe, Edward Messiha
ed woods 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
gaz.marshall 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Eddie
Aufton 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
dan_o_b 24/Mar/12 AltLd
with Aufton
Hidden 23/Mar/12 2nd O/S
ollyroberts 16/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2. Brilliant climbing, loads better than it looks!

with James
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Feb/12 -
Hidden 01/Jan/12 Lead
Darron ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
A Downing ??/2012 -
tapley ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
davidtrelawnyross ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
antclark6381 ??/2012 -
abtibbs ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Jack Verber
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
nbotting ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
ross brinson 27/Dec/11 Lead
RichardN 27/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Very windy , tiny ledge , split into two pitches. DangerJ back climbed a massive portion due to rope drag. Scary in places until I found a flake which was tres nice

carl_123 26/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
LouiseCowie 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Pitches one and three

thetradlad 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

led second pitch

johnnyboulton 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Simon Hills
ross brinson 31/Aug/11 AltLd
terri mc 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch, was worth putting up with the midges for the view at the top.

with Jim Lear
gd303uk 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
will randall 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with sarah
Petarghh 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Davies 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

OK route - don't think it's worthy of top 50 imo!

with Tim Rogers
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Ali.B 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Fully deserving of the 3 stars even though the bottom pitch is polished to hell, the top pitch more than makes up for it.

monika paprzycka 24/Jul/11 AltLd


Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
mes32 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1 (the crux!) and 2 together. Felt good. First VS lead! Top pitch was crazy fun.

chrisallan 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
martin c 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

with Abi

Jonny Nick 14/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome climb, lead pitches 1/2 (ran into 1). John finished pitch 3. Crux at start was tricky given polished nature of rock.

Takacs 11/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Laurence Everitt
Laurence Everitt 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd
Pete Randall 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Cory
HIGHTOWER 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 02/Jul/11 AltLd

Me P3.

with Steve P
williamsd79 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
darlolad ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 Lead

Done as 3 pitches! A nice route the upper crux can be protected by an average largeish hex and an OK cam, moves much easier than the look. First pitch has a couple of stiff moves in it now it's polished.

with Rob
robbraby ?/Jul/11 2nd
with Steveo
Ewano 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jun/11 -
richardr 07/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lovely climb.

rockjedi 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sara Williams
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
jalien 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
sbc 04/Jun/11 2nd
with Joe M
mol 04/Jun/11 AltLd
with Jesse
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
augustus trout 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/11 -
rwm7131 24/May/11 AltLd
wirralclimber1984 24/May/11 -
lucasp 21/May/11 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches. Me Pitch 1. Top quality route.

with keith lmc
Chris Ebbutt 21/May/11 2nd
with Emma, Dave C.
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
lidiaMalecka 18/May/11 2nd O/S
lidiaMalecka 18/May/11 2nd O/S
timatherton 06/May/11 Lead
phil.cheeseman 06/May/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches, I led the first (1 & 2) in guide, took variant up right hand cracks after the Holly.

with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong 30/Apr/11 -
Neil D 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Done in two pitches. Led P2.

with Nadeem Rahim
Peter Holder 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Aimee Wariner
Double Knee Bar 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Iain
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
highclimber 19/Apr/11 AltLd
pldarch 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

let second pitch

sambosanquet101 17/Apr/11 AltLd
Barry D 12/Apr/11 Lead
with Richard M
tgeh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
bnewman 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

An exceptional route from the well polished start to a superb airy finish. Party of three, two pitches.

with Laurie, Amelia
Audrey Seguy 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 AltLd
Stuart Hurworth 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Thought it was fairly easy for VS 4c and found it much more fun (less scary!) than Valkyrie. A big choice of quality lines once you get past the holly, I went up on the right and then hand traversed across at mid height to belay on the ledge at the top left. Last pitch looks much harder than it is & is also very enjoyable, presuming you work out the holds!

Amy Kilpin 06/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
jimshrimp 24/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

A classic Grit VS. Excellent, varied climbing, never desperate, consistent at it's grade. What more is there to say!

jacktomlinson 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Travis
chrism225 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with jonny
Graham Westbrook 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
grp 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
groliver26 19/Mar/11 2nd

climbed with goeff and jonny

odox 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Grant Harris
JRae 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Very pleasant

SteWatkins ?/Mar/11 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
JEP ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
WilliamBurnside ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
Swirly ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Neil the monkey ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
rd20 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

RD led as one pitch

with Ben Ram
thecurlyone 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Robert Dufton
ben1987 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S

awesome fun and quite exposed under the chock!!

Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
NaomiHart 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Rick Ashton 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 1 and 3. Very easy at the grade but didnt find the flake on 3d pitch staright away.

with andy gibb
Andrew Abraham 27/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Awsome route, enjoyed every move on the top pitch

monsteratt 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Andy did P1 I lead P2. Nothing too challenging, but a bit bold at the start.

Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen Fey
Phill Mitch 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with bleggs
hotfeet 30/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
markfairbank 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

One of the best climbs at VS that i've done - 3 stars!

with Ian Moore
climbinmunkey 15/Aug/10 AltLd

Lead the second pitch which had some good exposure and a tricky commuting move. Bottom pitch is easier but has some super crack climbing.

with Helen
Mark Salter 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Didn't find that the polish caused any problems. Ran top 2 pitches together and I think the route would have been better as a single pitch.

Harri777 07/Aug/10 2nd
with Manik
WalnutHorse 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S


Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Did the first 2 pitches in one go, then the last pitch. Despite the heavy shower in the morning and occasional drizzle after, the rocks were very dry and not green (thanks to the prolonged dry weather for the past several weeks?)! A brilliant climb -- varied, exposed, and sustained interest!

with Adam W
spragglerocks 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Rach led bottom pitch, I led the top - really nice!

Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Different Steve 10/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
with Emma Hawkins
Batt 10/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

P1 me this time. Glassy death, but still fun!

Hidden 09/Jul/10 AltLd
Mike Turner 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
DaNo123 09/Jul/10 AltLd

led 2nd pitch

Batt 05/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

P2. Ran 1st 2 pitches together. 1st pitch suffering from polish. 2nd pitch good fun.

with Mark W
Peter Metcalfe 03/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
squidgebob 01/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with jamie
Shorty83 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Giles
Gigga ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Nick
guido ?/Jul/10 Lead
LittleClimbingMaria 28/Jun/10 -
Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/10 AltLd rpt

even better than i remembered, start was as hard and polished as i remembered but the rest much easier, think i led pitches 2 &3 together.

with Helen, Steve
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd
hellboundblr 23/Jun/10 AltLd

Me P1 & P2 in one pitch.

ianslade 23/Jun/10 2nd β
john_ni 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

4c / 4c. Bryan led 1st to belay at left hand corner of roof. I led 2nd. Belay point was optimal as was able to get good runner before stepping round corner & up to flake

Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
hazeysunshine 11/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Dave
matt.jj 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great route, thorouly enjoyable and worth its stars. I did it in one pitch, and with careful ropework had no real drag. The start is quite tricky for the grade, and the finish pure fun.

Dave Mahon ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
jcurley 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Quickdraw Phil 23/May/10 2nd O/S
Ander 22/May/10 AltLd

Awesome, absolutely awesome. Top pitch is su- fing- perb.

thebullmaster 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Ander
Peakpdr 12/May/10 AltLd O/S
with andy
mullermn 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climb. Worth every star and better than Valkyrie, no question. Ran first two pitches together to a stance under the big roof. 3 pitches would have been a waste of time.

Kylie 02/May/10 2nd O/S

Really great climb. Enjoyed all of it.

Laura-lou 25/Apr/10 2nd
with andy knight, Chink
Ky 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Crucko led 1st pitch, I led second - great second pitch, exposed with good gear slabby top out.

with Crucko
FrankW 11/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
with Rich M
Hexman 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy Holder
spacey 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Frank
crossdressingrodney 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Did in one pitch. Necessary runner extensions made the upper pitch a bit scary.

jack89 06/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

1st and 3rd pitches. great adventure!

with Oliver
Oliver Houston 06/Apr/10 AltLd
gregoritos 04/Apr/10 Solo
grady ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Andy C
tomparrott 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with DJ
deejmonkey 25/Mar/10 AltLd
with Tom
conorcussell 21/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Beautiful climbing, the move to the flake on the last pitch is brilliant.

Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Matt_L_Robinson ??/2010 AltLd
with conor cussel
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 AltLd O/S
philw ??/2010 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2010 -
with Clare
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
JayAyBee ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Pat
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
tom.e 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
ig248 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew Marshall
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
elCapitano 25/Sep/09 2nd β
with Smudge
Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
Dux 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Lead top pitch

ayuplass 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with miles
Rampikino 09/Sep/09 Lead

2 pitches. Polished on the first but no really nasty surprises. The scar on the upper wall from the recently fallen flake is bigger than expected and makes you think.

with Cat
dja 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Becky
Becky E 15/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Great route. Led P1 and 3.

with Mark Mercer
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead
timbanton 14/Aug/09 Lead
JamesBurton 08/Aug/09 2nd
Darrell Read 08/Aug/09 Lead
snakebite 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Matt linked P1 and P2, i took final. Great moves from belay with magical mantleshelf. Great route

wrapped in bacon ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Green and threw it down half way up - not the best!!

with Rob
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
Happy Wanderer 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Ken T
areeves 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Keith Jones 10/Jul/09 2nd

Ali got gripped out on last pitch.

with ali
dicky79 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Les & James W
odox 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Birtwistle
RCrockford 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Rather scrappy, polished to death in lower section. Not worth 3 stars.

with Andy C
Howard J 02/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

A lovely evening. Vanessa was very pleased to do this, it has been on her hit-list for a while. She led the first pitch (now getting very polished) and I led the flake, not forgetting the finish up the face. I was a bit dismissive when this was upgraded from Severe, but with the polish it's starting to justify its VS 4c grade. A cracking climb, interesting and varied.

with Vanessa Jackson
dan gibson 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with AJ
Twisty 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with Rayan Sammut
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd
Tomprusk 30/May/09 AltLd rpt
with Carwyn and Nick
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Richard Hession 26/May/09 2nd O/S
with Moses
Chris Sansum 24/May/09 AltLd O/S

Nice climb, but doesn't come close to Valkyrie for 'classic' status. We did the start that traverses in from the ledge on the left. Maybe the other way is more interesting?

with Gary Lewin
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
stevemcg 10/May/09 AltLd
with Liz
fizzychewitt 10/May/09 AltLd

did 2nd pitch

with Steve
Hidden 10/May/09 AltLd O/S
Glyn Davidson 09/May/09 AltLd O/S

Not sure I agree with the guidebook "Best VS on grit" but it most certainly a fine route. Done in two pitches. Ian lead the first two, I lead the last one. Fantastic finish up the front of the buttress and sitting in the hyperbowl at the top. Take plenty of large nuts/cams to set up a belay.

Ian Andrews 09/May/09 AltLd
Frostie ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mark symonds
HimTiggins 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch,

with Paul
jimorothy 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Polished slippy slab start was certainly no easy way to start the day... but what a climb, single rope one pitch. Loved move under overhang with hand traverse after twin cracks, which is a worthwhile if harder variation. Blind flake traverse took me a while to pluck up courage, just so I could immediately proclaim 'It's easy when you actually do it.'

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
donkster 05/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with crooko
cooper leek ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with crucko
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Rob84 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Hannah
Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
tim87dj 01/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
with sergio
Mr Wild ??/2009 Solo
keith leonard ??/2009 -
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
deklan ?/Dec/08 Lead
with dad
Chris Harding 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Every pitch had its own interest bold finish on last pitch tentative traverse to the flake which is very welcome once acheived. Well deserves 3 stars

with Wendy
Hidden 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Rachey86 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Sam C
Hidden 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch.

vvanhinsbergh 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S


with Chris Burn
metal arms 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
towdman 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Senior
b.hayley ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
highclimber ?/Aug/08 -
Different Steve 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 14/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Alex Winter 08/Jul/08 2nd O/S
jiles 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Winter
stevepotter 29/Jun/08 Lead
with Adie
eagleopus 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Gareth
brady 14/Jun/08 AltLd rpt

led second pitch.Still great climb

with Roger
gareth r 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Hywel
harryt 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and 2 together. Awesome.

with Craig
steveP 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Towns
DanT 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Worth all three stars, fantastic route

stemill 31/May/08 Lead O/S

with Ste in the middle

with Mark
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd O/S
mark4344 30/May/08 Lead O/S

Top pitch much easier than it looks from below. Holds and protection can be found.

with Dave and Michel
AndyM-LVB 24/May/08 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, Richard led the second. The end was quite scary as it started blowing a gale at the top and were unable to see or hear each other at all. Topped out to find Richard (belaying) huddled up in a ball freezing his bo***x off! ("Hurry up I'm freezing!") An image I will always remember.

richardhopton 24/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 AltLd
9fingerjon 18/May/08 AltLd
with Matt G
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
gazbonutter 14/May/08 2nd

Pete led it in one pitch but we had to be a bit clever with one of the ropes (I had to climb the wrong side off the holly tree trunk by hanging from it and swinging round!) Lovely climb but Pete missed the final part right out on the face and set up belay on the ledge above the flake, doh!

with Pete MacDonald + Jo
poofish 14/May/08 2nd
with Gary and pete
tontopink 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Oceanic 26/Apr/08 -
Hidden 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead dnf
c_s_hawkins 16/Feb/08 -
with Chris D
crag_hopper_Jay 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd Pitch

popov86 ?/Jan/08 AltLd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
TCHEKE ??/2008 -
brockers ??/2008 Lead
with CarlZ
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Byronius Maximus 16/Dec/07 2nd O/S
Twisty 16/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches- top pitch took 5 mins to work out the crux- as it was green, cold slippy and windy! Excellent route though

with Byron Buck
alek 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
nige pacer 31/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 20/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
with JimmyD
Nature_Boy12689 11/Oct/07 AltLd RP
Mr Wild 11/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Misha 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Ed led P1, I led P2 and found it a bit tricky

with Ed
eduardo 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Misha
Crewey-Si 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Rob
Hidden 16/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
ellentaylor 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
31770 26/Aug/07 AltLd rpt

previously lead with Rob Mead, subsequently Alt lead with Ian Johnson

jonnyboy 22/Aug/07 AltLd

lead 1st pitch, climbed with tom and james he lead top

jscoles 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Mason
Si dH 21/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Horrible polish on a lot of it. 2 stars, but no more

with Neil Furniss
jscoles 15/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Mason
djking1983 14/Aug/07 Lead
Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S

lead all 3 pitches in one go!!!!

Strange little creature 06/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Choice of equal grade routes up to the overhang roof and stance.

with Scott Cramp
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead
jchenoweth 04/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Dunc
Becky C 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Climbed the first 2 pitches, then finished by climbing through the hole to the left rather than up the face as it was Charlie's first multi-pitch lead.

with Charlie
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/07 2nd
dja 07/Jun/07 AltLd
matt ling 07/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

lead 1st, seconded 2nd pitch

with dja
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
My Gravity 26/May/07 Lead O/S

Enjoyable route, especially the final pitch.

with Joel T
Richard Fox 05/May/07 2nd dog
with Rob Dorman
Hidden 02/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/07 AltLd O/S
bob3141 29/Apr/07 AltLd

Led first and third pitch.

with Oliver Mentz
Dunx 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Adam Humphreys 25/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dunx
joeym 25/Apr/07 AltLd
with pikey
Mike W 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
studly84 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with thomas poulton
tontopink 05/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Martin Kocsis
Chesh 25/Mar/07 2nd
with Tom
Mr Wild 25/Mar/07 Lead
with chesh
davek 21/Mar/07 2nd
with Shaun L
cem 10/Mar/07 AltLd rpt
with Miles Butteriss
bigglesbutcha 01/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Rodge
Maciek ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Bunny
whiting.jp 18/Feb/07 2nd

Followed up after John's second (understandably) bailed it. An impressive and varied route, and what with the residual dankness an impressive lead (heck, I was a bit scared and I was seconding).

with John Risky
Duncan I ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
The old James turnbull ??/2007 -
tatz45 ??/2007 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
jonnybull ??/2007 AltLd O/S
AngelaC ??/2007 AltLd
Nicos 19/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Tom Stoddart ?/Nov/06 AltLd

Climbed with a stranger, Aug 2004, leading the second pitch. Done again with Iain Leverett, Nov 2006, leading first and third pitches. Every pitch has something interesting, but the moves from the final belay are the highlight.

with Iain Leverett
EAYL 16/Oct/06 Lead
with Fedup
Hidden 01/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Ager
Howard J 22/Aug/06 AltLd rpt
with Aidan Raftery
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Gman ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Steve
Hidden 22/Jul/06 Lead
shaunhvs 01/Jul/06 Lead

great outing.started on polished holds then just about managed to sling the bower via a layback.good jamming in twin cracks above, big bridging move gets you on ledge(good belay spot).Then round the corner to what must be the best/scary move on the climb, reaching out for the flake. great climb

with chris rawson
John HW 01/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Paul Burgess 29/Jun/06 2nd
with Dan Henderson
KeithW 25/Jun/06 2nd O/S

tried & failed on start of both pitches!

with Dave Rippin
DavidR 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Keith Waddell
Hidden 23/Jun/06 2nd
Caralynh 21/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Loved it all, brilliant climb. Sorry for smearing blood all over it!

Hidden 21/Jun/06 AltLd rpt
SecretSquirrel 18/Jun/06 AltLd

Led pitches 1 & 3. Awesome route!

featuresforfeet 18/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Marvino 05/Jun/06 Lead

Led all 3 pitches. Struggled a bit with 2nd belay. Last pitch was fantastic!!

with Darren
Hidden 01/Jun/06 AltLd
Owen W-G 01/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

P1 & P3. Brilliant final pitch.

smokeyj ?/Jun/06 AltLd

second attempt after we escaped off in jan

Hidden 23/Apr/06 AltLd
Chesh 15/Apr/06 AltLd
with Phil B
studly84 07/Apr/06 Lead O/S

scrambled over the tree, cool layback to the first stance. easy afterwards

with thomas poulton
Danos ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Sharket
jackiechimp ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
MazElden ??/2006 -
Hidden 29/Sep/05 2nd O/S
Rob Laird ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/05 -
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/05 AltLd rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
gwilym 14/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Colin Angus, Alistair Pooler
victim of mathematics 14/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with gwilym
michael burrows 21/May/05 AltLd
Phil West 14/May/05 AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1.

with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 14/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Phil West
Budge 12/May/05 AltLd O/S
Bob M 02/May/05 Lead
with Chris Bristow
Chesh ?/May/05 AltLd
with Lawrence
mark s ??/2005 -
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S

Swung leads

with Dan Pearce
The Bad Cough ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/04 Lead
chris warner ?/Oct/04 Lead
with chris lenaghan, james kitson
SteveM 05/Sep/04 2nd
with Roger
Lev 21/Aug/04 Lead O/S

Great Route, Little bit of everything, brief rain shower didnít do anything for my nerves.

riddle ?/Aug/04 2nd
with Tom Elliot
BALD EAGLE 24/Jul/04 Lead
with Steve Merchant
Hidden 14/Jul/04 AltLd
Howard J 06/Jul/04 Lead rpt
John Eley ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/04 Lead O/S
James B 29/May/04 -
Stig 23/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Andy Clarke 16/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led first 2 pitches.

with ChrisA
Stevie_R 10/May/04 Lead O/S

Did as 3 pitches. I led p3.

with rod
brian watson 01/May/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
waldenmatt ??/2004 Lead dnf
with Tim Waterworth
Jonny M ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Adrian Jones
Shad ??/2004 Lead
Irk the Purist ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S

Alternate leads with Paris ( a fresher) I did the first pitch and the final, incredibly green pitch. Laura fell on the short middle pitch.

with Laura P
Hidden 07/Sep/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/03 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Left hand start, done as one pitch

with Sloper
Smelly Fox 28/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Rob Clifton
Hidden 15/May/03 AltLd
Hidden 05/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Mark A Humphries 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Andy
Gus 02/Apr/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 19/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Joe Thompson
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
Reds 12/May/02 Lead O/S
with debbie
Howard J 23/Apr/02 Lead rpt
with Vanessa Jackson
FrankW 20/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
cem 23/Aug/01 AltLd O/S

Led p3

with Sally Dipple
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Keith Shaw, Chris
Duncan Bourne 26/May/01 Lead O/S
with D Lister
Alastair Hudson 20/May/01 Lead
with Clare Young
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Nik Howard, Martin Flint
gladys 01/Oct/00 -
ArnaudG ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
philhilo ??/2000 -
Boy ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
rc ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Banjo
runestone ??/2000 -
snowy_woodruff ??/2000 -
with Jimbo
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/99 AltLd
Howard J 18/May/99 Lead rpt
with Mark Polkey
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
Hidden ??/1999 -
mjeffery ??/1999 -
Bob M 26/Sep/98 Lead
with Jill Whitehead
Howard J 23/Jun/98 Lead rpt
with Ann Wilson
Hidden 04/May/98 AltLd
antroy 10/Apr/98 Lead
Simonfarfaraway ??/1998 AltLd
with Steve Hastings
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/97 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/97 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Jas66 ?/Aug/97 AltLd O/S

MP LP. 2nd pitch - green!

smudge 14/Jul/97 Solo rpt
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 09/Jul/97 AltLd

Polished even then

with Richard Bower
Sime64 20/Apr/97 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd P

with Rupert LMC
r0b 19/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Ian Huyton
Hidden 12/Apr/97 2nd RP
Phil West 10/Aug/96 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
jmr 02/Jun/96 2nd
with Paul Greenhow
smudge 11/Apr/96 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 30/Mar/96 Solo O/S
Neil Conway ??/1996 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
brady ??/1996 AltLd
with John Cameron
rocktigger ??/1996 2nd
with Ben cool
WB ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Guy
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Ian Archer 23/Sep/95 2nd O/S
with Alan
Phil West ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S

Led 1st pitch.

michael burrows 27/Jun/95 Solo
Howard J 20/Jun/95 AltLd rpt
with Julie Wassell
colin milton 13/May/95 AltLd
with eric milton
A Crook 22/Apr/95 AltLd O/S

Amazing using your head in the flake helps!!!

with Pat Boothman
IanGilbertJones 13/Mar/95 Solo O/S
nai ??/1995 Lead
Rich ??/1995 -
Scott McRae 14/May/94 Lead O/S
with Keith Lodge
tompercy 24/Apr/94 AltLd
with Martin Beale
Hidden 24/Oct/93 Lead O/S
Hammy 23/Oct/93 Lead
with Alastair Boston, Mark Eccles
Hidden 20/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/93 -
with Gordon Grant
bobpilgrem ?/Jun/93 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/93 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/93 AltLd
KillingtonT 18/Aug/92 AltLd
with Mark Drinkwater
Chris Ellis 26/Jul/92 AltLd
with Ian Clayton
stokienomad 30/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Solo
philhc ??/1992 -
SimonN 07/Oct/91 -
whispering nic ?/Oct/91 Lead
with slow hand nick
whatevertheweather ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S

Was s 4a back then lol done in 2 pitches 2nd on pitch 1 lead on pitch 2

Hidden 15/Jun/91 AltLd
Roget 04/Jun/91 Solo rpt
Gordon Stainforth 23/May/91 AltLd
with John Stainforth
andybirtwistle 27/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Keith Lonsdale, Ernie Greenwood
keith Lonsdale 27/Jul/90 2nd
with Ernie Greenwood, Andy Birtwistle
Hidden 17/Jun/90 Lead
Hidden 12/May/90 Lead O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
nige ??/1990 Lead
with sven rowan
phardman ??/1990 -
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/89 AltLd O/S
Roget 22/Jul/89 Lead O/S
with jim
BigHairyIan 26/Jun/89 Solo O/S

Very nearly fell off near the top! I think I was a bit mad at the time!

Andy Say 19/Mar/89 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/89 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/89 Lead
Iain Thow 28/Jun/88 AltLd

Led pitch 2, lots of guano

with Bob Lister
Gary Coggon ??/1988 Lead O/S

Bruce Kelsall. 1980s

Pete Pozman ?/Aug/87 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Richard Weller 12/Jun/87 AltLd
with Trevor Willis
freeheel47 ??/1987 -
babymoac 07/Dec/86 2nd
with MTW
Hidden 07/Jun/86 Lead
Hidden 29/May/86 Lead
Tom V ??/1986 -
lithos ?/Oct/85 Lead
wynaptomos ?/Jun/85 Solo
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/85 Lead
with Martin Cash
malc 17/Jun/84 Solo
malc 17/Jun/84 Solo
The Reaper 28/May/84 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 05/Feb/84 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
SteveB_NWUK_99 ??/1984 Lead

Lead in about 1984.

charlesmfrench 27/Dec/83 AltLd O/S


with Ian Milne
Hidden 04/Aug/83 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/83 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/83 AltLd
nigehughes ?/May/83 Lead
with Colin Griffin
Howard J ?/Oct/82 AltLd rpt
andy tetsill ?/Oct/82 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Hidden 10/Jul/82 Lead
stp 15/Aug/81 Lead O/S
leland stamper 13/Jun/81 Lead O/S
nbotting ??/1981 -
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
uphillnow ?/Dec/80 Lead
with howard morley
Nigel Bond 05/Apr/80 Lead
with Mark Dixon
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Nevil ??/1980 -

Do not know year

kjacks ??/1979 AltLd
with Lol Fletcher
Rob Davies ?/Jun/78 Lead
with Angus McLean, Graham Wilson
Gordon Stainforth 01/May/77 2nd
with Ian Carter
Dave Musgrove 12/Mar/77 Lead
with Bob Knapton
Mark Kemball ??/1976 Lead
rogerskews ??/1974 -
Howard J ??/1973 2nd

As photographed by Stuart Scott

with Dave Ball
Rog Wilko ?/Feb/71 Lead

Graded severe at the time

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 01/May/68 Lead
Hidden 08/Mar/68 Lead
oldmanofmow ??/1962 -

Ken Podmore

chris sm ??/0000 AltLd O/S
with Francis Taylor
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