Rockfax Description
A (not very) subtle blend of climbing and caving. The compelling narrow rift to a tight exit through the cliff. Speaking as one who emerged trouserless from its clutches the climb is well worth exploring. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Through Routes!, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Type 2 Fun.

admackie 02/Sep/17 Solo dnf

couldn't get into the squeeze at the top my chest wouldn't fit had to be rescued by neil

with Ardo
poeter210 01/Aug/16 Solo O/S
devious wally 09/May/16 Lead O/S

Worth two stars for the madness of it:-)

mrphilipoldham 09/May/16 2nd O/S
tanssop 09/May/16 2nd
with Phil & Rob
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Just Another Dave 02/May/13 Solo O/S
Reedymc 27/May/12 Lead O/S

it was a bit green on the lower slabby bit but the trick to getting in to the chimney is grab the hold from deep within and 'uff' your way up once your head and half your body is in the hold then get your right foot to a high hold. I see the light at the end of the tunnel !!

with John Proctor
JdotP 27/May/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Reed
CKegan 31/Mar/12 2nd
with neil
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Graeme Hammond 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S

thought I was going to need to be rescued, the starting crack is hard then also found "getting into the chimney proper to be quite worrying - not much for your feet and quite a drop below, down the initial slab" finally got in a battled up and out. Done in trainers but not sure if rock shoes would have helped. Classic of the style if you like this kind of thing or stars given as a good joke??

Hidden 17/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
stevo smith 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice name , nice climb!!!

with Pam
willplatts 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S

This must be the weirdest climb I've ever done. It was seriously mossy, which made the lower bit very tricky, then the top bit.... I wouldn't want to do it if I were any bigger!!! (Is it more like caving?)

with Greg Rowlinson
nige ?/Apr/07 Solo
Simon Caldwell 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
barney@helmshore 29/Aug/96 Lead O/S

why, oh why, did we bother!!

with mike w
Phil West ??/1994 2nd O/S
with Steve Wild
Tony Prendergast ?/May/90 -
with Mike Cleary
mattnuttall ?/May/89 Solo
with Alan Holden
craig h 10/May/88 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 10/Apr/85 Solo O/S

In rain

with Huw Evans
charlesmfrench 29/Mar/81 Solo
Neil McA 10/May/80 Solo
with Mick Ward
Tom V ??/1969 -
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