18m.

Rockfax Description
18m. The magnificent central crack set in a shallow groove is approached from a cave recess. It is delicate up the ramp and strenuous up the groove - hence the name. A rounded exit completes the job. According to an acquaintance who has been to Thailand, it is nothing like an elephant's arse! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown late 1950s 1957

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ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Peak: Past and Present, World Graded List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, The List, Hen Cloud

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GrahamD 6 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: OOps - I pressed the wrong button on the voting ! I think the route is really too disjointed to be worthy of ***, despite the history. **
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βeta: OOps - I pressed the wrong button on the voting ! I think the route is really too disjointed to be worthy of ***, despite the history. **
Nick Smith - Climbers 14 Jul, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Bit of a sketchy move to complete the traverse to the crack, but then fine climbing in some great positions :)
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βeta: Bit of a sketchy move to complete the traverse to the crack, but then fine climbing in some great positions :)
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 18 Aug 2nd
Hidden 17 Aug Lead O/S
luke_blazejewski 13 Jul Lead dog Very hard for HVS 5a - messed up the first sequence in the crack, but managed to get it clean the second time. Full on top out...
Very hard for HVS 5a - messed up the first sequence in the crack, but managed to get it clean the second time. Full on top out...
outdoors.nick 13 Jul 2nd dog Just ran out of steam up the crack and couldn't hang on to retrieve the gear. Gear removed and back on till the top.
Just ran out of steam up the crack and couldn't hang on to retrieve the gear. Gear removed and back on till the top.
George Frisby 13 Jul 2nd O/S What a hand crack! Desperate to come back and lead.
with Berny
What a hand crack! Desperate to come back and lead.
with Berny
Hidden 28 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun Lead rpt
poeter210 22 Jun 2nd rpt
with druss
with druss
Edale 1 Jun Lead
with Yvonne
with Yvonne
Edale 1 Jun 2nd
with Yvonne
with Yvonne
WillRhodes 22 May Lead O/S Really ace route. Almost fluffed the top after putting a runner in the right crack and not extending it, ended up with a mean bout of drag.
Really ace route. Almost fluffed the top after putting a runner in the right crack and not extending it, ended up with a mean bout of drag.
phil64 14 May 2nd Great lead by Matt, tough and sustained, no pushover!
with matt dean
Great lead by Matt, tough and sustained, no pushover!
with matt dean
rowland penty 13 Apr Lead O/S
Ardo 13 Apr 2nd O/S
admackie 13 Apr Lead boxxed
with Ardo
boxxed
with Ardo
richsmithinbristol 11 Apr 2nd O/S
mountaingoatgirl 7 Apr Lead O/S Really good fun, all the way!
with Dave Smith
Really good fun, all the way!
with Dave Smith
mattleepianist ?Apr Lead
Lenny 30 Mar 2nd rpt
with Matt
with Matt
mattlyons 30 Mar Lead O/S Banging
with Lenny
Banging
with Lenny
Hidden 28 Mar Lead O/S
donalmurray 27 Mar 2nd Class route. The upper crack is wider than it looks from below.
with benrhyd
Class route. The upper crack is wider than it looks from below.
with benrhyd
Hidden 27 Mar -
benrhyd 27 Mar Lead
Hidden 27 Mar -
Hidden 23 Feb 2nd
Hidden 17 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Feb 2nd
James Oswald ?Feb Lead O/S Ace
with Ross brown
Ace
with Ross brown
Hidden 19 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Gaz.Tyrell 10 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf End of the day syndrome, or just not good enough.
End of the day syndrome, or just not good enough.
James Lowe 4 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S A proper battle
A proper battle
john lynch 12 Sep, 2018 2nd
with ed luke
with ed luke
Hidden 2 Sep, 2018 2nd
jimlear 30 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Plenty of face holds and laybacking, my sort of crack! Seconded before.
Plenty of face holds and laybacking, my sort of crack! Seconded before.
benw681 16 Aug, 2018 Lead if you can jam. a summer ascent.
with Hannah
if you can jam. a summer ascent.
with Hannah
JimboWizbo 9 Aug, 2018 2nd Blinder
with Blake
Blinder
with Blake
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
bradleyrichards93 3 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 31 Jul, 2018 2nd dnf more like a DNS! couldnt mantel onto ledge.
more like a DNS! couldnt mantel onto ledge.
mrphilipoldham 31 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S 200th HVS.. what a way to celebrate! Filth. Pure unadulterated jamming filth. Perfection all the way to the very fluffable top.
with Paul Hy
200th HVS.. what a way to celebrate! Filth. Pure unadulterated jamming filth. Perfection all the way to the very fluffable top.
with Paul Hy
crossleysm 22 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with Spod
with Spod
lundyman 22 Jul, 2018 Lead dog The delicate part was fine, but the crack was SO hard. I fell from more than half way up the crack back down to its start. Longest fall I’ve had by far. Had a good rest, and pulled up to high point. On 2nd try got to the top, then couldn’t exit! Had to aid my way out. Bob didn’t second so I cleaned on abseil but couldn’t get out the hex 5 that caught me.
with Bob Butcher
The delicate part was fine, but the crack was SO hard. I fell from more than half way up the crack back down to its start. Longest fall I’ve had by far. Had a good rest, and pulled up to high point. On 2nd try got to the top, then couldn’t exit! Had to aid my way out. Bob didn’t second so I cleaned on abseil but couldn’t get out the hex 5 that caught me.
with Bob Butcher
Andrew Abraham 9 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
with DMC
with DMC
DMC 9 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Struck Lucky 19 May, 2018 AltLd dog Split into 2 pitches to prevent rope drag and rope not long enough. Going low on the traverse section up the ramp helps. Got extremely pumped on the layback crack section trying to place gear. Fez dogged up it after my attempt. The rounded/slopey finish is made much harder after pumping out on the crack section. Great route.
with Fez
Split into 2 pitches to prevent rope drag and rope not long enough. Going low on the traverse section up the ramp helps. Got extremely pumped on the layback crack section trying to place gear. Fez dogged up it after my attempt. The rounded/slopey finish is made much harder after pumping out on the crack section. Great route.
with Fez
treesrockice 16 May, 2018 Lead O/S Amazing!
with German loui
Amazing!
with German loui
Tilt 6 May, 2018 2nd
with LDJ
with LDJ
LDJ 6 May, 2018 Lead
with Tilt
with Tilt
Dave Mayes 1 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Barrie Schofield II 16 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
James Oakes 24 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
patrickcd 17 Sep, 2017 2nd
with Andy
with Andy
galpinos 3 Sep, 2017 2nd Still feels nails!
with Sam
Still feels nails!
with Sam
jimbonfire 2 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Quality, pumpy but keep going..
with Georgio
Quality, pumpy but keep going..
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 2 Sep, 2017 2nd Impeccable lead by Jimbo! Awesome route and defo wins the route of the day award.
with Jim Broomhead
Impeccable lead by Jimbo! Awesome route and defo wins the route of the day award.
with Jim Broomhead
Hidden 21 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Jim Walton 16 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Fluffed the top due to wasting energy removing a stuck cam, should have cursed it and clipped it and moved on.
with Andy Barker
Fluffed the top due to wasting energy removing a stuck cam, should have cursed it and clipped it and moved on.
with Andy Barker
Andrew Barker 16 Aug, 2017 2nd Amazing.
Amazing.
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 Lead
AngelaC 12 Aug, 2017 2nd
hotfeet 17 Jul, 2017 Lead
with marcduhig
with marcduhig
marcduhig 17 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Alan
with Alan
Ky 14 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S A fight of fists and slaps is won with the feet. Quality route!
with Jim L, Andi Turner
A fight of fists and slaps is won with the feet. Quality route!
with Jim L, Andi Turner
Hidden 3 Jun, 2017 2nd
Pete Wimbush 23 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
Hidden 23 May, 2017 Lead
wil_perry 8 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
The Grist 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Flavio 25 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 25 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Lenny 24 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with James. D
with James. D
Hidden 10 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 9 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S very windy! hard but good, and more gear than you can shake a stick at!
with Hillson
very windy! hard but good, and more gear than you can shake a stick at!
with Hillson
Hillson 9 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 6 Aug, 2016 2nd
john lynch 13 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S awsome
with Lewis Andrew
awsome
with Lewis Andrew
Droyd 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Savage but glorious - as the BMC guide says, "5a every magnificent step of the way"
with Dan
Savage but glorious - as the BMC guide says, "5a every magnificent step of the way"
with Dan
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
OliverRoss 13 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
phil64 ??, 2016 Lead
with various
with various
Dogwood 20 Dec, 2015 Lead RP Could have done with a warm up and being less hungover. Felt like the hardest HVS lead I've done. Top out was scary, really glad to finally tick it though!
with Mike W
Could have done with a warm up and being less hungover. Felt like the hardest HVS lead I've done. Top out was scary, really glad to finally tick it though!
with Mike W
Mike W 20 Dec, 2015 2nd
with Dogwood
with Dogwood
Stanners 11 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S A very impressive line which from a distance could be about E7! Well protected fun - and pump, but solid jams make it quite hard to fall off.
with Giles
A very impressive line which from a distance could be about E7! Well protected fun - and pump, but solid jams make it quite hard to fall off.
with Giles
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Heather Osborne 4 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S This has to be one of my favourite climbs! Really varied, awesome climb. Was pretty surprised to make it over that bulgy top though, was literally hugging the rock! Felt really good on it, despite it being hard. Really happy.
with Charlotte Nelson
This has to be one of my favourite climbs! Really varied, awesome climb. Was pretty surprised to make it over that bulgy top though, was literally hugging the rock! Felt really good on it, despite it being hard. Really happy.
with Charlotte Nelson
mop449 4 Oct, 2015 2nd dog Stopped to try and get the stuck cam. Failed. Bloody hard for HVS.
Stopped to try and get the stuck cam. Failed. Bloody hard for HVS.
phillipwright 4 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Hard for HVS.
with mop449
Hard for HVS.
with mop449
Charlotte Nelson 4 Oct, 2015 2nd
with Heather
with Heather
mark4344 27 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S v.yough jamming crack with no rests.
with Michel
v.yough jamming crack with no rests.
with Michel
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
poeter210 26 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with druss
with druss
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 21 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 20 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with C May
with C May
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
Ironmax 19 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
with Luke Doherty
with Luke Doherty
matt1024 19 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Tried to remove the in-situ can with no success :(
with Mark Stevenson
Tried to remove the in-situ can with no success :(
with Mark Stevenson
Brannock 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Proper HVS, topout is so rounded...
Proper HVS, topout is so rounded...
Stroppy 9 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Wow! Amazing route, has to be one of the best of its type in England? Would probably give 5b for the top out, nearly spat me off! Also there is an abandoned cam that would probably come out with a bit of time, effort and lube
with owb106
Wow! Amazing route, has to be one of the best of its type in England? Would probably give 5b for the top out, nearly spat me off! Also there is an abandoned cam that would probably come out with a bit of time, effort and lube
with owb106
JEP 21 Jul, 2015 2nd rpt
Sam Head 18 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 18 Jul, 2015 2nd
hthom 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
with RobScarisbrick, Bernie
with RobScarisbrick, Bernie
Bernie L 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
RobScarisbrick 11 Jul, 2015 2nd dog
Dogwood 29 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf Went dark. More jamming practice needed. I will return.
Went dark. More jamming practice needed. I will return.
Hidden ??, 2015 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 2015 Lead
with Ian Fenton
with Ian Fenton
Hidden 10 Nov, 2014 Lead
Hidden 5 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
birks3746 5 Oct, 2014 Lead
manxclare 28 Sep, 2014 2nd
John sealey 28 Sep, 2014 Lead
Si Witcher 28 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
with James
with James
brian watson 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Mark Warnett ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Doesn't get better than this, absolutely immaculate!
Doesn't get better than this, absolutely immaculate!
keith Lonsdale 29 Jul, 2014 2nd
andybirtwistle 29 Jul, 2014 Lead Seemed easier 8 years ago :)Has to be one of the best HVS's on grit.Simply stunning :)
Seemed easier 8 years ago :)Has to be one of the best HVS's on grit.Simply stunning :)
soph 23 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S 28/31. Brilliant! Just enough semi-rests in the upper crack to place the gear and recover enough to haul my ass upwards.
28/31. Brilliant! Just enough semi-rests in the upper crack to place the gear and recover enough to haul my ass upwards.
Alex Winter 21 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt 28 on Staffordshire nose. Should have been my lead, but I cowardly sent Nick up it.
with Nick
28 on Staffordshire nose. Should have been my lead, but I cowardly sent Nick up it.
with Nick
soph 15 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
NickyC 12 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Zain Karim
with Zain Karim
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Jun, 2014 2nd
with Mel Brown
with Mel Brown
robgixer 12 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 -
Will Hunt 1 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S No comment.
with Tom Nichols
No comment.
with Tom Nichols
Frank the Husky ??, 2014 -
IanGilbertJones ??, 2014 -
JayAyBee ??, 2014 Lead O/S Laybacked the whole way
with John
Laybacked the whole way
with John
nickwhimster 7 Dec, 2013 Lead dog
monsteratt 7 Dec, 2013 2nd O/S Excellent! Would like to come back and lead.
with Nick Whimster
Excellent! Would like to come back and lead.
with Nick Whimster
1poundSOCKS 29 Sep, 2013 2nd β
pauldrew 27 Sep, 2013 Lead
with Rick Newcombe
with Rick Newcombe
Bloke on a Rope 31 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
andi turner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
with pete bridgwood
Tala A 14 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
R0bbie 21 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with leighn
with leighn
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 7 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 5 May, 2013 Lead
with Ian Peachy
with Ian Peachy
markfairbank 5 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Hannes B 6 Apr, 2013 2nd
with debsb
with debsb
Chris Sansum 6 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf Woosed out at the move left on tiny holds. Out of practice on the grit (and out of the right sized cam - note to self, save little white cam to protect that move)! Will be back...
with Phil Gibson
Woosed out at the move left on tiny holds. Out of practice on the grit (and out of the right sized cam - note to self, save little white cam to protect that move)! Will be back...
with Phil Gibson
debsb 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Great climb.
Great climb.
jacobjacob 16 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Possibly the best HVS I've done, anywhere.
Possibly the best HVS I've done, anywhere.
climbingpixie 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Superb! Not as hard as I'd expected, great jams and decent feet all the way up. Top out was a bit ungainly!
with Pagan
Superb! Not as hard as I'd expected, great jams and decent feet all the way up. Top out was a bit ungainly!
with Pagan
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Helen Gibson 22 Sep, 2012 2nd lovely.
with Paul
lovely.
with Paul
AJ007 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Brian
with Brian
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Brown 22 Sep, 2012 Lead
with Andy R
with Andy R
Batt 15 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S Very good. Quite sustained but enough for feet to get gear in or out under a little less strain! Hold to the right at the top.
with Hoyes
Very good. Quite sustained but enough for feet to get gear in or out under a little less strain! Hold to the right at the top.
with Hoyes
Hoyes 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Pleased to lead this clean.
with Batt
Pleased to lead this clean.
with Batt
julesmckim 9 Sep, 2012 Lead Up there with the best routes on grit
with GeoMike
Up there with the best routes on grit
with GeoMike
Hannes B 30 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Francis
with Francis
Dan Geh 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Cave start was covered in bird poo. Nice jams up the groove but very sustained and pumpy, rounded top out was a nightmare! An excellent proper Hen cloud HVS
with tgeh
Cave start was covered in bird poo. Nice jams up the groove but very sustained and pumpy, rounded top out was a nightmare! An excellent proper Hen cloud HVS
with tgeh
tgeh 15 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S pumpy
with dan geh
pumpy
with dan geh
timmyhobby 5 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Russell Blackaller 5 Jul, 2012 2nd
nickmattia 10 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Lead up to the jamming crack. Found it piss wet through, wimped out, backed off. James led instead. Thank god.
Lead up to the jamming crack. Found it piss wet through, wimped out, backed off. James led instead. Thank god.
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 12 Dec, 2011 Lead
mark20 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
bigdrew 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with mark20
with mark20
Fran S8 2 Oct, 2011 2nd
marcoleptic 24 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with max
with max
benkelsey 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S a test of my jamming skills learned a la ramshaw, paid off put pretty boxed by the top.
with remus
a test of my jamming skills learned a la ramshaw, paid off put pretty boxed by the top.
with remus
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 2nd rpt
James Oswald 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S With Jim. The best HVS on grit? Absolutely superb and it felt as hard as lots of E1s. Awesome 5a move after 5a move. Some ok rests but pretty pumpy! Awesome! Why only 86 ascents on UKC? Go to Hen Cloud people!
With Jim. The best HVS on grit? Absolutely superb and it felt as hard as lots of E1s. Awesome 5a move after 5a move. Some ok rests but pretty pumpy! Awesome! Why only 86 ascents on UKC? Go to Hen Cloud people!
Jim Slater 24 Jul, 2011 2nd rpt
uphillnow ??, 2011 -
sgl0jd ??, 2011 -
keith leonard ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
thomasadixon 30 Oct, 2010 2nd rpt Led clean up to the top out which I screwed up, still chuffed with it cause I can't jam and managed the jamming bit well enough. Then handed the ropes to Mike.
with mwatson
Led clean up to the top out which I screwed up, still chuffed with it cause I can't jam and managed the jamming bit well enough. Then handed the ropes to Mike.
with mwatson
Hidden 16 Oct, 2010 2nd
Jim Slater 16 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 21 Sep, 2010 Lead Sublime thuggery up the groove. Very sustained 5a.
Sublime thuggery up the groove. Very sustained 5a.
Hidden 21 Sep, 2010 2nd
hotfeet 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with chancer
with chancer
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 Lead
al99 30 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
climbinmunkey 22 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Fantastic route. Found it a big challenge. Had initial trouble getting onto the starting block which I solved by bridging across the corner. Got through the roof no problem; lovely moves, then across to the delicate bold traverse to the corner. Found the corner tough partly due to the exposure but gear is all solid and there's a good rest at half way. Found the upper part quite hard and the top out a proper bugger. Well worth the struggle :)
with Ken
Fantastic route. Found it a big challenge. Had initial trouble getting onto the starting block which I solved by bridging across the corner. Got through the roof no problem; lovely moves, then across to the delicate bold traverse to the corner. Found the corner tough partly due to the exposure but gear is all solid and there's a good rest at half way. Found the upper part quite hard and the top out a proper bugger. Well worth the struggle :)
with Ken
lrandall 8 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Made the delicate traverse into the crack but couldn't commit to the sustained loking corner carck. Pissed.
with samcook
Made the delicate traverse into the crack but couldn't commit to the sustained loking corner carck. Pissed.
with samcook
31770 1 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
with Jesse Dufton
with Jesse Dufton
Hidden 17 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf
Different Steve 11 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 8 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S Epic route, but you can layback the crack :)
Epic route, but you can layback the crack :)
Hidden 3 Jul, 2010 2nd
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Conor1 17 Oct, 2009 2nd dog Absolutely fantastic! Had to rest twice on upper section, which was a shame, but can't say enough about the route. Tough start requiring some VERY wide bridging, then lean out under the roof and a mantle to gain the bottom right tip of the main face. The traverse is easy if you find the right holds (undercut), but moves away from uninspiring gear until the sanctuary of the corner. Then great tough jamming/laybacking with just enough for feet (and hands) all the way up. A really fantastic route.
with Tom Parry
Absolutely fantastic! Had to rest twice on upper section, which was a shame, but can't say enough about the route. Tough start requiring some VERY wide bridging, then lean out under the roof and a mantle to gain the bottom right tip of the main face. The traverse is easy if you find the right holds (undercut), but moves away from uninspiring gear until the sanctuary of the corner. Then great tough jamming/laybacking with just enough for feet (and hands) all the way up. A really fantastic route.
with Tom Parry
Misha 4 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S A proper grit route with a bit of everything. Accidentally did a direct start way to the left of the normal start, which involved a high rockover off jams - 5b? The last move had me stumped for a while, resorted to bridging round and over the elephant's arse. Quality!
A proper grit route with a bit of everything. Accidentally did a direct start way to the left of the normal start, which involved a high rockover off jams - 5b? The last move had me stumped for a while, resorted to bridging round and over the elephant's arse. Quality!
Hidden 26 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
shed_hed 26 Sep, 2009 2nd
Graeme Hammond 26 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S nice jams, excellent
nice jams, excellent
Hidden 17 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Ebarnes 17 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Boy ?Sep, 2009 -
with Ben Heason
with Ben Heason
Sankey 29 Aug, 2009 2nd
Mr Wild 20 Jul, 2009 Lead
craig d 4 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Hardest of the 3
with Mick Fox
Hardest of the 3
with Mick Fox
Mark Dennison 5 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Alex Winter 9 Jul, 2008 Lead dnf Early in my jamming apprenticeship. Bit spooked after falling onto a shitty hex at the bottom of the groove. Lucky I didn't get any higher because I didn't have any gear. Horribly hungover, after trying to drink a pint of everything on draft in the Rock the evening before.
with jiles
Early in my jamming apprenticeship. Bit spooked after falling onto a shitty hex at the bottom of the groove. Lucky I didn't get any higher because I didn't have any gear. Horribly hungover, after trying to drink a pint of everything on draft in the Rock the evening before.
with jiles
Twisty 7 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S Excellent- good jamming and swift laybacking up the crack
with Byron Buck
Excellent- good jamming and swift laybacking up the crack
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 7 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Certainly brought out the Joe Brown in me!
with Twisty
Certainly brought out the Joe Brown in me!
with Twisty
Hidden 31 May, 2008 2nd rpt
Hidden ??, 2008 -
middlevern ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with Mike Blood
with Mike Blood
galpinos 6 Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
with Nick V
with Nick V
Hidden 6 Oct, 2007 2nd
mark s 29 Sep, 2007 Lead
with andi t
with andi t
MeMeMe 9 Sep, 2007 Lead
with sandy
with sandy
shoulders 9 Sep, 2007 Lead
Jon Read 7 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Debs
with Debs
nige 8 Jul, 2007 Lead
with dave kells
with dave kells
DavidEvans 31 May, 2007 2nd
Adam Ellwood 31 May, 2007 Lead O/S
davek 29 May, 2007 2nd
with Shaun L
with Shaun L
richgac 21 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S Hard old fashioned climbing
with Nick
Hard old fashioned climbing
with Nick
Danos ?Apr, 2007 Lead
with Ed
with Ed
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden 7 Nov, 2006 Lead
Si dH 21 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S Brilliant climbing up the groove, pumpy but not quite as hard as I'd expected (a lot easier than BLH). The slab is a bit rubbish but the route is well worth 3*.
with Neil Furniss
Brilliant climbing up the groove, pumpy but not quite as hard as I'd expected (a lot easier than BLH). The slab is a bit rubbish but the route is well worth 3*.
with Neil Furniss
dannyboy83 30 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
with feilx
with feilx
feilx 30 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
gregoritos ?Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Stig 5 May, 2006 2nd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
with Jonathan Teale
andybirtwistle 17 Aug, 2005 Lead
with Sue Birtwistle
with Sue Birtwistle
Stig 19 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
with Farmer Mark
with Farmer Mark
Andrew Abraham ?Jul, 2005 2nd dog With Gus, wore me out, sat on the top rope twoce before I completed it!
With Gus, wore me out, sat on the top rope twoce before I completed it!
chrishedgehog 15 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Will Parsons
with Will Parsons
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
mark s ??, 2005 -
nickdonohue ?Nov, 2004 2nd
with Jim Barradale
with Jim Barradale
cem 4 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Andy Lagan ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2004 2nd
jimshrimp 27 May, 2004 Lead O/S Perhaps stepped up outside my upper limit. Fought every last inch of the crack. Just made it to the belay, well worth doing, glad I completed it. Stumbled upon at the right point of my climbing, and on a good day. Magnificent in every sense.
Perhaps stepped up outside my upper limit. Fought every last inch of the crack. Just made it to the belay, well worth doing, glad I completed it. Stumbled upon at the right point of my climbing, and on a good day. Magnificent in every sense.
Hidden 23 May, 2004 Lead
Budge 8 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
with Mike Oates
Hidden ?Jul, 2003 Lead
Hidden 21 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
zero six ??, 2003 Lead O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2003 2nd
kato'sdad 28 Aug, 2002 Lead
RobSimmo 28 Aug, 2002 2nd O/S
FrankW 14 Apr, 2002 2nd O/S
with Joe
with Joe
Stone Muppet ??, 2002 -
Gus ??, 2002 -
Rob Kinsey ??, 2002 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ??, 2001 Lead O/S One of the best.
with Nik Howard
One of the best.
with Nik Howard
Nigel Coe 1 Oct, 2000 2nd
with Dick Hanson
with Dick Hanson
goi.ashmore 5 Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??, 2000 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
with helen gibson
ste_d 27 Sep, 1999 Lead rpt
with andy perkins
with andy perkins
Hidden 15 Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 1997 2nd rpt
Neil McA 5 Jul, 1997 2nd rpt
Hidden 5 Jul, 1997 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?Jul, 1997 Lead
with Geoff
with Geoff
SR1970 ?Aug, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 1996 Lead
rurp ??, 1996 Lead O/S
ste_d 18 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??, 1995 Lead
crossleysm ?Aug, 1994 2nd O/S
Mike_d78 12 Jul, 1994 Lead
with ste_d
with ste_d
Martin Bennett 3 Jul, 1994 -
with MT
with MT
ste_d 12 Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 24 Apr, 1993 2nd O/S
with Colin Hughes
with Colin Hughes
Hidden 23 Apr, 1992 2nd
Chris Ellis 18 Aug, 1991 2nd
with Andy Barker
with Andy Barker
NickJH ?Jun, 1991 2nd O/S
with N Hancock
with N Hancock
sadams 16 Sep, 1990 2nd
with Mark Bonham
with Mark Bonham
andybirtwistle 25 Jul, 1990 Lead
Roget 6 May, 1990 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
steveb2006 30 Sep, 1989 2nd
with Simon Mee
with Simon Mee
tapley 3 Sep, 1989 Lead
with Dave Kent
with Dave Kent
OMSKB ?Aug, 1989 TR
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
steve prior ?Aug, 1989 2nd
with Rob W
with Rob W
Derek Furze ??, 1987 Lead
Derek Furze ??, 1987 Lead
charlesmfrench 8 Jun, 1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1986 -
Neil McA 3 Dec, 1983 2nd O/S
with Andy Scrase
with Andy Scrase
Ken Taylor 21 Sep, 1982 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
with Andy Chadwick
Hidden 28 Aug, 1982 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Lead
with Lyn Noble
with Lyn Noble
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead O/S
Brian Wilderspin 2 Sep, 1978 2nd
Hidden ??, 1978 -
Rick51 10 Jul, 1977 2nd
clanger ??, 1972 -
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Voting
High E1
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Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
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Low VS
Votes cast 84
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High 5a
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High 4c
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Votes cast 81
Votes cast 73
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