18m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5a, 10m. Head up the groove to steep rock then pad left at the limit of HVS friction and move left to a stance in the corner.
2) 4b, 8m. Finish up the main groove or the flake to its left. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Salt 1969

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Roaches HVS Challenge.

themattyshep 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Amy L
emlaw17 17/Jul AltLd
Luke90 20/Jun Lead O/S

Currently some nesting birds in the starting crack. Wouldn't have climbed it if we'd realised. Better feet on the crux traverse than I expected. Soft for HVS, I think. Left-hand finish up the flakes is stunning!

with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Luke
Munch 17/Jun Lead O/S
WillRhodes 14/May Lead O/S
Paul Hy 03/May 2nd rpt

still a bit spicy across the top of slab.

alanblyth 03/May 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 03/May Lead O/S
George Frisby 29/Apr 2nd O/S

Loved the traverse left across the small sloping footholds.

Bronwyn Tarr 29/Apr 2nd
Cole Robertson 29/Apr Lead O/S
hotfeet 23/Apr -

Done as one pitch.

gavster 18/Apr Lead
with Ad
Stotty_88 18/Apr 2nd
with gav
James S 11/Apr Lead O/S

Done as one pitch. Really worthwhile this way as long as you extend everything well. Makes for a long (ish) varied and interesting pitch.

with melty
David Henchliffe 09/Apr 2nd
with Matt Linnett
Mike W 07/Apr 2nd rpt
Chriswallis2 07/Apr Lead O/S
with Mike W
Andrew Abraham 02/Apr 2nd rpt
Antross__ 02/Apr Lead O/S
The Grist 02/Apr Lead O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
Mike W 02/Apr Lead rpt
jon_gill1 01/Apr Lead O/S
with Alan Segar, nick loc
Hidden ?/Apr 2nd
mattlyons 26/Mar 2nd
with Sam Clarke
CRead 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Issy Budd
JRJones 12/Mar 2nd O/S

involved a stupid horizontal lunge off the slab, amusing move.

with rowan
Hidden 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Phil 19/Nov/16 Lead β
Hidden 23/Oct/16 2nd dog
hthom 23/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Stuart, Babika
luke glaister 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

In one pitch and Loved it. The feet stick like shit to a blanket. Good gear to.

Kris2fa 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed the groove. Traverse requires a bit of commitment but is fairly straightforward

Climber1806 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 24/Sep/16 Lead G/U

In one pitch. Went too high in layback, fell trying to down climb it to recover. Lowered and pulled ropes though. Really nice a varied, slab feels exposed although not too techincal.

with Rogelio Medina
Roland stopps 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S

:-) Exciting trevers with no hand holds

Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead
JakeB. 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Felt how a HVS should!

derekwwl 17/Sep/16 Lead dog

aidan placed 1st pro but dnf and came back down. my 1st attempted failed but second attempt was success. lead 2 pitches in one go.

with Aidan Morris
robgixer 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

An easy hvs at the roaches 😊

with JakeB.
Anti-faff 11/Sep/16 2nd
with Jas Wood
JayAyBee ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Pat
Joecartmell 13/Aug/16 Lead dog

Lead first pitch but slid down to my cam in the first crack. On slab leant over hands first to the far side!

Barrie Schofield II 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 07/Aug/16 Lead
with Will Woodhead
lizzie789 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Fun! Did both pitches. The dash got my adrenaline going

with Andy
Tim_C7 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Toby D
Oo 10/Jul/16 2nd
with Tim_C7
tobydunford 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Simon Thursz
Helen Boothman 24/May/16 Lead
with Andy P
MD 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Did in one pitch

with Jo
Happy Wanderer 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Mike D
Duncan Zerafa 15/May/16 2nd O/S

A lively start after breakfast!

with Jared Kitchen
Clay C 14/May/16 2nd O/S
with Andy S
stratandrew 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Awesome traverse.

therat 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Strung the two pitches together.

nic_nac_doodle 08/May/16 2nd
georgenvk 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Hrb
Jan.Hrb 08/May/16 TR
with George
K Mckay 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Comerie
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Heather Osborne 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Made a mess of getting out the first groove and emerged legs shaking, which didn't help the step across! Was a cool route! Both the lower groove and the final section up the corner were great, more to them than it looked from the ground.

Martin Davies 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Difficult top of initial corner. Good get for slab traverse with big step at end. Final corner non descript.

Heggie 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Martin Davies
RobBrooks 10/Apr/16 Lead
Andrew Abraham 01/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Paul Deane
Robb Bert 13/Mar/16 -
JenShelley 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Robb
the power 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with deacon
Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/16 2nd

Double waist belay while me and the daft fella seconded, felt like it was very important not to fall off, all very 1950s

with the power, Andrew Deckon
dr_botnik 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Mackie
joedean ??/2016 -
rd20 20/Dec/15 Lead O/S

100th route with Martin

with Martin
jeremyftaylor 20/Dec/15 2nd dog

Exhausted myself struggling up the crack at the top of the chimney. On a positive note the lack of holds on the slab meant at least I didn't have to use my arms for a bit.

with Peter ocampo
poeter210 20/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
KatOstrich 18/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead rpt
MSchobitz 04/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
Teappleby 04/Oct/15 Lead

Really nice. Also nice to watch Micki on the slab in trainers!

Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Hudson
Jackwd 20/Sep/15 2nd O/S
charley 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Didn't think my hangover was too bad until I was on the traverse and realised I had some balance issues...

with JackD
Bullybones 16/Sep/15 Lead
with Neil
Merlin 23/Aug/15 AltLd RP

Great crux moves, finished P1 after Phil backed off.

with Phil Chalkley
Rob Gillespie 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S

An enjoyable climb and the traverse is good value for the second, what with the fall they'll take if they fluff it.

Seymore Butt 02/Aug/15 -
Andy Chubb 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
AmyG 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
planetmarshall 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S


eaf4 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Noemie, AGoodi
hthom 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Bernie , RobScarisbrick
RobScarisbrick 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
StefanP 11/Jul/15 AltLd
Dizz 07/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Martina
Rob Jarratt 30/Jun/15 2nd

Found the move up to thin crack harder than expected, the traverse was really delicate. A fine climb

with Tony Sawyer
anguskille 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Grant
Leofallon 11/Jun/15 Lead
FlavioL1989 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #8

MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
markK6 10/May/15 Lead O/S

The traverse is rather spicy. Fun climb

with Simon
Gabe Oliver 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
cpforbes 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Lev 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
spenser 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, you think it's all over when the crack peters out and then you realise the slab has no holds! Felt hard but I'm obviously out of practice!

Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
noemie5438 18/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Liam
Davidchatterton 07/Apr/15 2nd
with heyhoot
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
scottcoates 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
druss 05/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Aidan
KeenClimber 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Ian Dugdale
disrail 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable route. Did it in one pitch.

kermit_uk 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S

In one pitch though didn't put a runner in after the top of the first crack. Limit of friction for HVS is overplaying it a bit good feet all the way across just no hands between the two cracks.

jamesb101 07/Mar/15 Lead β
Chubbs ??/2015 2nd
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S

An enjoyable climb and the traverse is good value for the second, what with the fall they'll take if they fluff it.

Hidden ??/2015 -
thomas108 ??/2015 Lead G/U
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
ruairidhwad 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Dawn Brinkman
druss 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Excellent climb but nerves required for getting onto the arête and the traverse across to safety. Did in one pitch.

with Roberto Fernandez
Rafal Malczyk 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ian Pegg
mr random 27/Sep/14 2nd

Faith in friction on the slab. Commitment required

Rob Laird 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice route, led in as one pitch with the flake finish at the top

with B Sosin
StevieJ 21/Sep/14 2nd β
with Mark
Mark1800 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt

had 2nd'd it twice (year/+ ago), a fair disco session getting to the slab

with Stevie
sgl 15/Sep/14 Lead
with Susie
adam clarke 07/Sep/14 Lead β
with Adam Lynch
p.j.deacon 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Mark Duncan 14/Aug/14 Lead β

Fun route. The jump across is great fun. done in 1 pitch.

Angus Taylor 14/Aug/14 AltLd RP

Lead the first pitch, took a fall on the harder layback first time. the slab was pretty airey, but good fun. great climb!

James rogers86 14/Aug/14 -

Bold crack then a slab with good foot holds that then run out so jump for it!

Jon_King 14/Aug/14 2nd O/S
LanceSolf 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Will7777 09/Aug/14 2nd
TGreen 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S

First pitch only, finished up Valkyrie.

Rosie Henstock 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lead first pitch only, tom continued through to second pitch of Valkarie. Great climbing!

dig 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tomB 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
tlmarjot 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

In one pitch

with Tom Baker
littleduck 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
cdpuk 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Paul O'Toole
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
GStone 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Me P1 Dan P2 Probably better in one pitch

Dan3266 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with GStone
Andypeak 23/Jun/14 Lead

Did in one pitch, nice route

Paul Hy 23/Jun/14 2nd O/S

the move across the slab is a bit spicy!

with Andy S
jack 9895 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
NickyC 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Zain Karim
Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
jimmatthews 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dan_o_b ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 17/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 03/May/14 Lead O/S

quality route, felt soft. the traverse somehow manages to feel scary despite excellent gear just before starting it and reasonable footholds. 1 pitch

with Jes B.
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Bryan M ?/May/14 2nd
leggy118 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S

my first HVS climb and a bit of poo nearly fell out of me. It took me a while to be able to step over, infact it went dark,

gavster 29/Apr/14 Lead
with kev
Lukem6 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
Jenny Monkey 21/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
NickstaDB 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
guschuck 15/Apr/14 Lead
td72 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Moritz L 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with David Kirsfelds, pete
David Kay 13/Apr/14 2nd
Roo123 12/Apr/14 2nd
sadams601 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Skipped second pitch

Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd β
AshBash 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
JakeWShaw 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Was over as quickly as it started. Really good.

with Shaun
MSchobitz 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

after not committing to Eugene's Axe

Hidden 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Ban1 ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hillson 21/Jan/14 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 21/Jan/14 2nd
with Matt
Hidden ??/2014 -
MichaelGallimore ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Whiskey tom
mat cooper 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Barratt
FelixPeterken 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S

slightly scary move traversing across, but VS otherwise

with AndrewP
AndrewP 28/Sep/13 Lead

Traverse is short, reasonably protected and has good footholds. Ran pitches together.

khalidq 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S

1st pitch only.

Melanie Parkin 27/Sep/13 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
vanderz 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
dionisys 08/Sep/13 2nd

finished up eugene's axe. very nice!

with vanderz
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Andre Clarke 04/Sep/13 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch

Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
Fraser hill-casey 01/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
sputnik 26/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Vaska
Stickle Tarn 09/Aug/13 2nd O/S
jcasey2436 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great friction move across loved it

with Ben wright
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead dnf
ERH ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Will7777 ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
LanceSolf ?/Aug/13 Lead
Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris, Harrogate club
Dr Toph 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Emily
Velo Orange 24/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Toph
sputnik 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Tie your shoe laces

with Vaska
TDSvejstrup 20/Jul/13 Lead β

Will backed off this so i effectively top roped the bottom half of the first pitch, very easy traverse but slightly scary!

with Will Bourne
Ragingpossum 20/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Bit of a massive fail on all accounts. Laybacked the crack at the top and then struggled to get out. Then after sitting on the rope for a few minutes decided to come back down. Trad head clearly needs to be found again soon.

Camilla Mapstone 20/Jul/13 2nd
with zcsharp
zcsharp 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Camilla
Camilla Mapstone 20/Jul/13 2nd
with zcsharp
Hidden 11/Jul/13 2nd
ipegg 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good climb

with Bryan
Jules Lane 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Good fun. Traverse not hard, but previous section oddly hard.

Hoyes 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Jules L
georgeevans88 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
bobstones 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Ian MK 09/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 06/May/13 2nd dog
markfairbank 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
y2keable 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with John
HAJ Francis 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
lbarras 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with jake
Jake Young 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Laura
louby 20/Apr/13 2nd
chris_B 20/Apr/13 Lead
shaunhumphreys 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
franhammond92 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/13 2nd
ianstevens 08/Apr/13 Lead O/S
cem 07/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
davebrox ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona
Stroppy 17/Feb/13 Lead dog

Feel in the first crack, why? Traverse is flipping scary!

Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd
Joshh ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Matt_C9716 02/Dec/12 2nd
peaches69 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Im not a slab climber or touched grit or trad for bout 6 months, but a good climb. Lead in 1 pitch

Hidden 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Kyuzo 03/Nov/12 -
schwenk 28/Oct/12 Lead
Graeme Hammond 21/Oct/12 2nd rpt
eloise 09/Oct/12 TR O/S
BelayBunney 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great friction problem! There is a small cam to be had 3/4 of the way across the slab. Very enjoyable!

francois 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
puppythedog 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Whole climb in one, a lovely sequence across the traverse makes this an excellent little venture.

with Julia
evilpea ?/Aug/12 2nd
will_benfold 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Ran both pitches together. Did the flake for P2, great fun.

with Cameron
cameron_hall 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
will randall 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with sarah
Hidden 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S
bede.west 12/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

1st pitch clean lead brilliantly scary step out

with Stopsy
Stopsy 12/Jun/12 AltLd β

Led P2 Nearly pebbledash'ed my trousers on P1! Loved it with hindsight

with Bede
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd dog
markblair 23/May/12 2nd O/S
with Alison Dixon
Liam_T 17/May/12 2nd β

First pitch was really good; nice tricky crack climbing and a traverse. Second pitch was pretty crap but all in all a good route. Not yet brave enough to lead it!

with Gavin Peach
Hidden 16/May/12 Lead O/S
antonymcphillips ?/May/12 AltLd
Hoyes 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Batt 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Wasn't expecting such good feet at the traverse!

David Kay 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Took a while to commit to the traverse, but easy enough when you make the first step to the pocket.

with Mark Proctor
ladymuck 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Loved the traverse

Coel Hellier 15/Apr/12 Lead
George Nichols 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Bridged the groove with difficulty - my second tells me it goes much more easily as a layback. The smear is easier than it looks, but good fun.

with Martina, Kim Ashworth
MarkRoe 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Better than it looked from the ground. The crux traverse would make a good warm up for Smear Test.

matty123 06/Apr/12 2nd
sara n 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Neal Jobling
saffy 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/12 AltLd
Aufton 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Hawkins
Laura-lou 13/Mar/12 2nd

Thankfully Paul led it in one so I had a rope above me for the slab traverse. Im not the bravest at traversing at the best of times...would have hated it in 2 pitches! Lovely route though, worth it's stars

mmmhumous ?/Mar/12 -
Will Hunt 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Ed Causton
andrew549 19/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 AltLd
mikespooner ?/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Andrew Waterfield, Jake Lloyd
James-m-h ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
mark20 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jack1996 28/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Used as an entry to Valkrie as didn't fancy the first pitch, Pete didn't fancy the traverse so e set up a belay on the groove and i got the scary traversey bit! Cool, balancey moves :)

with pete
TM_Horton 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S

fun second, impressive lead.

colin milton 04/Oct/11 Lead
with shaun l
Keendan 28/Sep/11 Lead β

The prospect of the traverse was scary but the traverse itself felt secure.

shouter 03/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

I hate crack climbing!

CurlyStevo ?/Aug/11 Lead

nice safe route if you find all the gear on the traverse and certainly not run out / scary for me and I'm not particularly bold! Failed to find a move above 4c on the route, crux was rocking up on to the arete near the top of the initial crack for me. VS if you ask me and certainly no where near the limit of HVS friction there are large foot pockets / smears and a good finger lock for the last section. I suspect the grader didn't find the easiest sequence or was having a bad day.

with Kevin
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
darlolad 25/Jul/11 2nd
stronglikebear 25/Jul/11 AltLd
tgeh 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Mitch1990 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great lead, I've looked at this for a while then saw a man kitting up for it while I was belaying a mate, so I thought tonights the night. Great feeling tip toeing across the middle section and some good quality jamming to make your way there. Very well protected I even placed a cam part way across in The final crack.

Johnny B Diggerman 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch the climb up is good. Initially I traversed too high and made a second attempt. I got a nice wire high in the crack above the start of the traverse. The traverse is much better if the three pockets are used. Dan did the second pitch which is easy enough. Good climb recommend having a go.

with Dan L
Dan Geh 25/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Mike Turner 16/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Bob Butcher
donkster 06/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with young steve, mudders
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with James Barber, Adam Jordan
jpmole 11/Jun/11 Lead

scruffy mid section, not that enjoyable. brainfart.

paul horabin 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
AMJ098 ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
sideswiper ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
DavidR 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 10/May/11 2nd O/S
with Iain
Dave Mahon ?/May/11 Lead
with Rob Munday
Stewart Armstrong 30/Apr/11 -
The Ivanator 30/Apr/11 2nd

Done in one pitch, the traverse is great.

with Stewart
bobpilgrem 27/Apr/11 2nd

Good lead by Tom- in one pitch.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S

1st proper Hvs of the year, very nice step out left. Laced crack before crux with 4 wires! Fairly easy at the grade.

with Dad
Chris Harding 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Led in one pitch great traverse

with Danny
Audrey Seguy 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Amy Kilpin 06/Apr/11 2nd
Aid@n 27/Mar/11 Lead

Initially wimped out in groove and lowered, peer pressured into going again with more cams. Glad I did, awesome fun.

with John Moran
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
thehugehead 26/Mar/11 2nd
Laurence Everitt 26/Mar/11 Lead rpt
bobpilgrem 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A rather ungainly leap/dive to reach the belay ledge ! Ran as one pitch.

with Bob/Nic
Darrell Read 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Alistair Everett, George Stevens
jimshrimp 07/Mar/11 Lead β

Sneaky, sneaky. Or just jump for the ledge. Either way. What a route!!!

Phil Crudge 06/Mar/11 2nd
with Olli-C
Olli-C 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Easy, scarier for second?

with Dad
Hidden 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Jamie Bevan ??/2011 2nd
givemetea 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
smolders 30/Oct/10 2nd
with Roslyn
Abevan 24/Oct/10 2nd
with james walker
marclloyd77 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 22/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with clare
CharlieMack 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Got a little perplexed working out how to navigate across the slab, as im pretty short, and the pockets were a looong way away

with Tom Seabridge
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 14/Oct/10 2nd

In the dark, couldnt see any holds for hands or feet. Scarey lookingh traverse even on second, but fine with a heel hook and using lower holds. To lead soon!

Cossar 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches in 1

Chi Cheng 16/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Did as one pitch. Traverse across the slab was scary.

Alistair Corbett 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
al99 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead
GF 02/Aug/10 Lead
john.gaffney 29/Jul/10 2nd
with dan m
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
pord 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Gary Cooper, Justin
dean79 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

no pebbles and more of a slow teeter. excellent route!

with alan watson
WalnutHorse 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S
LittleClimbingMaria 28/Jun/10 -
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/10 Lead rpt

very nice, not sure its really the limit of hvs friction though or has the foot pocket got bigger? Done as one pitch

with Helen, Steve
Hidden 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
john_ni 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S

good lead by Bryan, plenty of gear up to traverse

hellboundblr 23/Jun/10 Lead
Sankey 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Luke
miro 14/Jun/10 Solo
hardoreVdiffBen 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
matt.jj 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S

I loved this route. I did it in one pitch which was fine and made it all the more enjoyable. The crux was no the blank traverse (easier if tall), but getting to the top of the crack. A 00cam in the top of the crack protects the traverse well.

Dave Mahon ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A bit awkward up the crack but the traverse is simple. Soft touch for HVS.

szelest 27/May/10 2nd dog
maxkellock 27/May/10 Lead O/S

nice route crux just before the slab

willoates 16/May/10 Solo rpt
Garron 15/May/10 -
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
The Bad Cough 14/May/10 2nd O/S
with Christian Minett
Peakpdr 12/May/10 2nd O/S
with andy
chrisallan 09/May/10 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Did in one, the slab move isn't that hard I didn't think.

with Chris Allan
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead rpt
chris_whitehead1898 ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 20/Apr/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
jack89 06/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Wish I led the 1st pitch! 2nd was not nearly as exciting :(

with Oliver
Oliver Houston 06/Apr/10 AltLd
BorisVBlade 25/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Neil D 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
juza 03/Feb/10 -
with Garry Cooper
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Alex Winter 31/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 30/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Nick
peter myers ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Matt Eyre
DomWatson 27/Sep/09 Lead β
karly54 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
dja 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Bill Lawrence 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

dad led first pitch, i led second, very nice climbing, traverse on 1st p was pretty bold

with andy lawrence
sleavesley 18/Sep/09 Lead dnf
with Dave Cain
david morse 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with mikey+em
melonmike 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Em66 13/Sep/09 2nd
with Mike, Morse
ben__day 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

First HVS

flyboy86 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Nick Kennedy
khawk 22/Aug/09 Lead
with DT
datoon 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with K
donkster 12/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
with crooko
Steeve ?/Aug/09 Lead dog

one rest.

superturbo 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
MattT88 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
welshie 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S

That traverse did my head in, but that gritstone is really quite grippy, even if I did wear out the soles of my rockboots on this climb.

with Albie
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
dicky79 04/Jul/09 -
with James W
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
dannymoo99 02/Jun/09 AltLd

Scary across the slab!

with Tom Shooter
Hidden 02/Jun/09 AltLd
dan gibson 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with AJ
AJ007 01/Jun/09 Lead
with Dan
Graeme Hammond 31/May/09 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with Graeme Hammond
Richard Hession 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Moses
Irn Bruce 24/May/09 TR

Tried to lead but wasn't comforatble commiting to the traverse on poor gear (my fault) so down climbed. Top roped the traverse without much difficulty but then who doesn't!

michael burrows 09/May/09 2nd O/S

did it in one pitch

with colin
PenJD 09/May/09 Lead O/S
ColinD 09/May/09 Lead
Frostie ?/May/09 Lead β
with Roy Harris, Nick Andrews
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead dog
Bristoldave 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
donkster 05/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with crooko
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Lovely. Seconded it later in the day too.

with Alan
Reaver2k 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Dan 85 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
BeccaSnowden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S


Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Tadams 01/Feb/09 Lead β
with Joe Malone
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
AndyM-LVB 29/Nov/08 Lead dnf

Bricked it on the traverse. Lowered off. Top roped it like it didn't even matter. Bugger.

AndyM-LVB 29/Nov/08 2nd β

Seconded after failing the lead. Great climb.

richardhopton 29/Nov/08 Lead rpt

finished up the E2, nice

lukehodson 02/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Gary Ryan
Jim Slater 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Angus Malcolm, Phil Lee
snakebite 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Becki Blackshaw
Rachey86 19/Sep/08 Lead RP
with Vicky
C.J.Horsfield ?/Sep/08 Solo rpt
with thomas martin
barni 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S

link pitcs

with Oli
highclimber ?/Aug/08 -
Nature_Boy12689 30/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
stevepotter 29/Jun/08 Lead
with Adie
Mike Roach 22/Jun/08 Lead dnf
with Laurence Hicks
Twisty 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Excrement! Brilliant- soft touch hvs I think!

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
CrispsSmiths 24/May/08 AltLd
with Ant Man
Pete Horn 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
richardhopton 21/Apr/08 Lead β
with Matt Thombs
jonnie3430 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Shaun L
Hidden 30/Mar/08 Lead
duzinga 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Guido and Chuck
Hidden 09/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
sdht ??/2008 -
derby john ??/2008 2nd
with Michael Bate
ClaireS ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Alex Flemming
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 17/Dec/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
alek 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
georgeevans88 ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Pete
RocknRoll 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with David Kettle
Mr Wild 11/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 30/Sep/07 2nd RP

Tried to lead but i was too crap

Katie Marshall 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Climbed on toprope to where Laurence backed off without leaning on rope, did crux on lead.

tomboyle 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S

did as one big pitch

with horsi
C.J.Horsfield 04/Sep/07 2nd
Darrell Read 26/Aug/07 AltLd dnf
ellentaylor 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
mic_b 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jon
djking1983 14/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Rich Brimelow
Mat 07/Aug/07 Lead

First HVS lead, found getting onto the slab harder than the crux which after struggling for ages getting there, it felt easy!

with Graham
jchenoweth 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dunc
Geras 29/Jul/07 Lead
with Paul O-T
Duncan Skelton 28/Jul/07 Lead dog
with Stuart
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Lead O/S
richardhopton 09/Jul/07 2nd
with PeakDJ
donkster 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with dennis
psychicbread 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Max and Paul
tatz45 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd rpt
AngelaC 06/May/07 2nd
Nature_Boy12689 04/May/07 2nd O/S
Mr Wild 04/May/07 Lead
flat eric 29/Apr/07 AltLd

Obviously I lead the easy second pitch. The delicate traverse at the top was truly terrifying. I've never been so scared.

Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Dunx 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Adam Humphreys 25/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dunx
Mutl3y 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Tony
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Andrew Sloan 09/Mar/07 2nd O/S
spum ?/Mar/07 2nd
with ben jones
Si dH 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
a_d_tru 28/Jan/07 2nd
with Tom H
Hidden 28/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Matt Shepherd 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
deanroberts ??/2007 Lead O/S
EAYL 30/Nov/06 2nd
with Peak Phil
Peakphil 30/Nov/06 Lead O/S
A Crook 04/Nov/06 2nd
fizzy_elephant 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with stu
northy1983 ?/Oct/06 Lead

grat going across slab

with dom
Steve Pardoe 28/Sep/06 2nd

Great expedition, very sketchy traverse makes it full-on HVS 5a

with Goi Ashmore
goi.ashmore 27/Sep/06 Lead RP

Both pitches

with Arnaud Garcon, Steve Pardoe
OffshoreAndy 18/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with UKC Jeremy
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Mini
EAYL 30/Aug/06 2nd
with Mat J
nige 25/Aug/06 Lead
with sven rowan
orb 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Mojo
Mr Wild 07/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Quite a nice route but there only really two hard moves across the traverse

with Laura
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 09/Jul/06 Lead
with Angus McLean
WRMusall 02/Jul/06 2nd

The traverse left was scetchy, had to leave one piece behind, in the crack, for security.

Col Allott 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
a_d_tru 11/Jun/06 2nd dog
with Matt
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 30/May/06 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 25/May/06 Lead O/S
Chesh 15/Apr/06 Lead

First outdoor route of the year!

with Phil B
Danos ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Sharket
eugeneth ?/Feb/06 Lead
with Duncan
Lawrence Eccles ??/2006 Lead O/S
with A. Crook
John Lisle ??/2006 -
RossG ??/2006 -
Marvino ??/2006 -

Both pitches in one. First HVS for some time and felt very satisfied with it. Great route!

with jackiechimp
jackiechimp ??/2006 2nd O/S
with marvino
csd23 ?/Aug/05 2nd

sketchy traverse

with Andy Webster
maybe_si ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/May/05 2nd
with Steve Mount
Hidden 17/May/05 Lead
Phil West 14/May/05 2nd β
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Chesh ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Lawrence
r0b 19/Mar/05 Lead β
with Mark Humphries
Hidden ??/2005 -
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Claudia Whitcombe
Hidden 19/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Budge 17/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Andy Clarke 16/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with ChrisA
jimshrimp 23/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Smelly Fox ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
Andrew Abraham ??/2004 Lead dog

fell off, somehow?! had a nice bruise across my back for a few weeks, got back on and led it, and might do it again, fun route!

Mark A Humphries 15/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Jim
The Reaper 29/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/03 Lead
Lev 14/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Spen
akhughes ?/Apr/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Gus ??/2002 Lead
cem 22/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Rod Strachan
smudge 10/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
Hidden 23/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/00 2nd
hdog76 ??/2000 -
philhilo ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/98 Lead
chrisrogers ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with James H
antroy 10/Apr/98 Lead

Seriously hung over for this lead.

BruceW ??/1998 Lead O/S
jcw ?/May/97 -
with Felix Ng
brady ??/1996 2nd
with John Cameron
icescrew ?/Sep/95 2nd
with Rich Hogan
Phil West ?/Jul/95 Lead dnf
with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
Duncan Bourne 09/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with P Smalley
Scott McRae 30/Apr/95 2nd β
with Steve Jones
nai ??/1995 Lead
Martin Bennett 08/Jun/94 -
with Jerry Evans
Scott McRae 13/May/94 Lead O/S

And Tim Bassett. Fri evening ascent prior to IMC beginners meet

with Steve Lucas
tompercy 24/Apr/94 AltLd
with Martin Beale
Hammy 23/Oct/93 Lead
with Alastair Boston, Mark Eccles
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
stokienomad 23/Aug/92 Lead
SimonN 19/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 06/May/90 Lead
Roget 03/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with jim
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/89 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/May/87 Lead
with Rob W
Chris the Tall ??/1987 Lead O/S

First pitch only - combo with Valkyrie

with Richard O'Meara
Neil R 17/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with Gary
Hidden 15/May/84 2nd
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/84 2nd O/S
clark alston ??/1984 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1984 -
stp 08/Jun/83 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 19/Feb/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
leland stamper 13/Jun/81 AltLd O/S

vs at time and was a bit blank on the traverse

Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1980 AltLd
with Mike Gilbert
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd O/S
Chris Terrey ?/Apr/77 2nd
with Ken Taylor
Dave Musgrove 12/Mar/77 Lead
with Bob Knapton
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