Rockfax Description
14m. The narrowing crack leading to an open groove up and right is a less smelly experience than you might be expecting. Once past the crucial overhang, things ease dramatically. © Rockfax

Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Jake397 28/Dec/16 2nd
with Charlie Tansley
w-watson 08/Oct/16 Solo
noemie5438 18/Jul/15 Lead
AmyG 18/Jul/15 2nd
eaf4 18/Jul/15 -

VS back home

with Noemie, AGoodi
FlavioL1989 27/May/15 Solo O/S
musgravet 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S

So much harder than i thought it was going to be!

with Sam Reynolds, Matt Benson
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
Ky 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Pete Bridgewood
Tophe 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Ochner
Stopsy 07/Jun/13 Lead dog

Tried the 5a VS start, it's certainly that alright!

with Townley
j.townley 07/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Stops!
gobey 05/May/13 Lead dog

a good start, forgot to use the LHS in the mid section, certainly not a Severe any many contenders failed on the start.

with Paul
Dan Vaj 05/May/13 Lead O/S
stratandrew 21/Apr/13 2nd dog

Got my arse well and truly spanked seconding this. Out of practice on grit after the winter. Much harder than it looks.

augustus trout 21/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Nice to see progression. Direct star again but this time a lot cleaner and I can appreciate that its strenuous but well protected. I'd say its a very 'traditional' VS 4c.

Knot-Paul 05/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Bob
joe1joe1joe2 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

The direct start through the wide crack, makes for a tough start. The crack was good fun and an excellent route all round, although I believe it to be harder than VS without a doubt!

with Darren Burns
saffy ??/2013 -
joedoherty 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S

not very nice, wet and mossy

with Josh Rigby
Killianmurphy 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Did the Direct start at VS 5a, then had to ab down to collect gear as my second couldn't do the start

puppythedog 09/Aug/12 Lead dnf

not so much did not finish as did not start. COuldn't work out the opening sequence at the end of a tired day just after a fall. One to look at with fresh eyes.

with Julia
Richard L 23/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Difficult rock over and couldn't get established in crack

with Liam
mike.rigby 26/May/12 Lead dnf
with Ben Phillips, Pete Chaplin, Ufton, Andy Hawkins
ben.phillips 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
tzettle ??/2012 -
andrew hammond 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Misha
Jackspratt 12/Sep/11 Lead O/S
pete_fewings 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Double Knee Bar 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Colin, Iain
timatherton 06/May/11 2nd O/S
phil.cheeseman 06/May/11 Lead O/S
tradguy 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Munday
maxkellock 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with chris
Duffers 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Bloody hell, couldn't even manage to get going properly, damaged a nut (luckily not the bodily part), got proper pi***d off and lost my rag with this one. Don't know why I couldn't get up, its only a Severe!

with Alex
Humm1985 ??/2011 2nd
Jamie Bevan ??/2011 2nd
Murray Lee Brown 13/Nov/10 Lead dnf

not severe as guidebook told me, the start was much harder. Almost lost some gear but Eliot got it back for me after trying the problem.

Hidden 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
JasonV 17/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Phil
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead dog
Quarryboy 10/Jul/10 Lead dog

Guidebook says Severe second time on grit not used to the stile had a mini epic and took my first lead fall o well.

with David Bradbrook
Quarryboy 10/Jul/10 TR rpt

aww why did I fall on the first try anyway best to recover my gear and get on with life

with David Bradbrook
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
CMoore 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
augustus trout 23/Jan/10 2nd dog

V Diff when I did it, very glad everyone else thought it was hard sopping wet and greasy with thick moss the crack is all you can really use, my tape and arms were a livid green afterwards. Thanks to paul I got up it.

with Paul Mitchell
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
paul mitchell ??/2010 -

Did this climb in the soaking wet,thus very poor friction.In the wet harder than some E3's. paul mitchell

jepotherepo ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 20/Jul/09 -
Hidden 26/Jun/09 2nd dog
ben comery 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tom D
Mr. K 23/May/09 Lead dnf
with Bryn Wood
Hidden 02/May/09 TR rpt
zard 02/May/09 Lead dnf

Tried to lead but failed pretty soon, was marked S 4b in our guidebook, definitely much harder. Had to set up on top to rescue the gear.

axeman 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S

crux is second move over the overhang, lots of hand jamming after crux (witch i hate) hard climb pumpy loads of gear after crux

with schofield
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
Rob Laird 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with B Sosin
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead
emilysmile ?/Mar/09 TR
willoates ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
joelewisoutdoor 14/Feb/09 Lead
with Emily Anniballi
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
jepotherepo ?/Oct/08 Lead
with dawn
Hidden 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
MattT88 15/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Second Trad lead fall, Inverted

pepperpot 10/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Bloody awful! Did Sifta's Quid before which is supposed to be the same grade. It felt MUCH MUCH harder to me.

with Ralph Atkinson
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
will9911 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with dave
TCHEKE ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
james.f.williamson 04/Aug/07 Lead dog

hardest 4b i've ever climbed, would like to do again clean

ebunick 04/Aug/07 Lead dnf

destroyed at the end of the day.... hardest 4b ive ever tried!

with Joe
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Nature_Boy12689 23/Mar/07 TR RP
with Nadia Williams
little trev ??/2007 -
Hidden 03/Dec/06 Lead
little trev ?/Dec/06 -
with Rhys + Luke
jchenoweth 22/Jul/06 Lead dog
with Dave Love and Samian
Chesh 06/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Blowing a gale - Ellie couldn't follow

with Ellie
mark s ??/2005 -
Danhan 19/Oct/02 2nd
Gus ??/2001 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
roncaves 30/May/94 Solo
Iain Thow 15/May/93 Lead
with Rosy Wright
Roget 14/Jul/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/88 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Oct/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 04/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Lead
with Mike Gilbert
Nigel Coe 13/May/78 -
with Steve Portnoi
rogerskews ??/1974 -
Rog Wilko ?/Dec/70 2nd
with ??
mikej 01/Nov/70 Solo
with Steve Evans
oldmanofmow ??/1960 Lead

Not a route that appealed to me

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