18m.

Rockfax Description
Climb mixed rock and veg into the open groove (ancient bolt) then follow this to a tricky exit round the capping overhang. The best route of its grade in the quarry and high in the grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Suffered from rockfall approx May 2013 - possibly E3 5c now

FAA. Bill Birch 1969. FFA. Steve Bancroft 1978

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit

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JTL 18 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: come on this is struggling to be worth a star, ice axes helpful at the start
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βeta: come on this is struggling to be worth a star, ice axes helpful at the start
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
James Oakes 22 Jun Lead O/S
Adam Long 7 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Crux move might be 5c, rest straightforward
with Pat Rainbird
Crux move might be 5c, rest straightforward
with Pat Rainbird
pie_eater_pete 10 May, 2018 Lead
bwestwood 10 May, 2018 2nd
Coel Hellier 9 Oct, 2015 Lead Move rightwards seemed 5c to me (but well protected). Borderline E1/E2 5c?
Move rightwards seemed 5c to me (but well protected). Borderline E1/E2 5c?
Nigel Bond 9 Oct, 2015 2nd
with Coel
with Coel
chrishedgehog 30 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Very enjoyable route. More gear than expected, none of it fantastic. Made for an exciting finish.
with James Rees
Very enjoyable route. More gear than expected, none of it fantastic. Made for an exciting finish.
with James Rees
Stig 30 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S Pleased to get up this, don't think I've climbed for over a month.
with Chris
Pleased to get up this, don't think I've climbed for over a month.
with Chris
a pedley 18 Jun, 2014 Lead Whats this about a Rockfall in 2013 maybe E3 5c rubbish??, typical rockfax miss information, didnt seem any different from when i last did it 3 years ago. Unpleasant start but you know that from looking at it, followed by good solid climbing, the gear and holds reveal themselves as you climb, top end E1 due to the run out from the overhang but its all there, just have faith!!
Whats this about a Rockfall in 2013 maybe E3 5c rubbish??, typical rockfax miss information, didnt seem any different from when i last did it 3 years ago. Unpleasant start but you know that from looking at it, followed by good solid climbing, the gear and holds reveal themselves as you climb, top end E1 due to the run out from the overhang but its all there, just have faith!!
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
Jim Slater 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Nice climb, good gear when you need it. Felt fairly soft for the grade but I did get a bit of beta.
Nice climb, good gear when you need it. Felt fairly soft for the grade but I did get a bit of beta.
Graeme Hammond 24 Mar, 2012 Lead β An EXCELLENT CLASSIC GEM on a par with many millstone classics. Think the poor start may have been cleaned recently as not too bad. Thought there was plenty of gear and the crux coming out from under the roof is particularly well protected and not too hard either. E1 5b*** Beta as abseil the line first as a bit concerned about the gear which is impossible to see from the ground. Wish the guide book description and comments on here were accurate as i wouldn't have needed to blown the on-sight. Also seconded as Jim led after me.
An EXCELLENT CLASSIC GEM on a par with many millstone classics. Think the poor start may have been cleaned recently as not too bad. Thought there was plenty of gear and the crux coming out from under the roof is particularly well protected and not too hard either. E1 5b*** Beta as abseil the line first as a bit concerned about the gear which is impossible to see from the ground. Wish the guide book description and comments on here were accurate as i wouldn't have needed to blown the on-sight. Also seconded as Jim led after me.
Jonathan Hall 28 Sep, 2011 Lead Crap rock, crap gear and not that easy. Seems tough for E1.
Crap rock, crap gear and not that easy. Seems tough for E1.
disturbed_one51 28 Sep, 2011 2nd Pretty stiff for an E1. It would be a lot better if it was a bit cleaner and didnt have the chossy start.
Pretty stiff for an E1. It would be a lot better if it was a bit cleaner and didnt have the chossy start.
steveb2006 29 Jul, 2011 Lead
ste_d 11 May, 2011 2nd rpt
Mike_d78 11 May, 2011 Lead rpt
with ste_d
with ste_d
hilty ??, 2011 Lead O/S
mattnuttall ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Greg
with Greg
gregoritos 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with goi ashmore
with goi ashmore
Hidden 19 Feb, 2008 Lead
Hidden 19 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
nige ?Jul, 2004 Lead
with mark hounslea
with mark hounslea
Hidden 11 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
Neil McA 10 Jun, 2000 2nd O/S
with Andy Cave, Greg Rimmer, Andy Perkins
with Andy Cave, Greg Rimmer, Andy Perkins
craig h ??, 2000 -
ste_d 17 Jul, 1997 2nd O/S
Mike_d78 17 Jul, 1997 Lead O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
Roget 8 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
Hidden 6 Jul, 1995 Lead
Mark Kemball 4 Mar, 1983 2nd
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 18 May, 1982 2nd
with Chris Calow
with Chris Calow
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