22m.

Rockfax Description
Climb a slippery crack in the orange-tinted side-wall then its right-trending continuation to the final wide section. A photogenic and well-protected classic. © Rockfax

FA. 1950

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curly8 6 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Done clean at the second attempt (four years after the first!) This is a winner, steep, well-protected moves, and the crux at the top... Took a bit of figuring out - go for it!
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βeta: Done clean at the second attempt (four years after the first!) This is a winner, steep, well-protected moves, and the crux at the top... Took a bit of figuring out - go for it!
Jon Stewart 6 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: contender for best grit VS IMO- (tough crux though...Kinder 5a!)
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βeta: contender for best grit VS IMO- (tough crux though...Kinder 5a!)
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Hidden 17 Aug Lead dnf
Hidden 7 Jul Lead dnf
Mr Fuller 7 Jul Lead dnf Climbed to the bottom of the wide crack and was then presented with a move I had no idea how to do... if you can't fist jam it then it's absolutely desperate. Great route to that point. Harder than plenty of HVS's that I've managed to get up.
with R Brown
Climbed to the bottom of the wide crack and was then presented with a move I had no idea how to do... if you can't fist jam it then it's absolutely desperate. Great route to that point. Harder than plenty of HVS's that I've managed to get up.
with R Brown
Hidden 29 Jun -
eazyclimbing 28 Apr Lead O/S
with hoppo
with hoppo
Neil McA 16 Feb Lead rpt Felt cold in a strong wind
with Mick Fowler
Felt cold in a strong wind
with Mick Fowler
Calum Wadsworth 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Cracker! Bit scrittley which made it slightly more scary than it should have been...
Cracker! Bit scrittley which made it slightly more scary than it should have been...
Hidden 12 May, 2018 Lead dog
richfitz 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nick, Stefan
with Nick, Stefan
planetmarshall 7 May, 2018 2nd Surely the hardest VS in the Peak.
Surely the hardest VS in the Peak.
max_chan 6 May, 2018 Lead rpt
alaster tonge 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
with Assad Lahlou
Coel Hellier ?Apr, 2018 Lead
mrphilipoldham 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Wow, stunning!
Wow, stunning!
dr_botnik 10 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
admackie 22 Jul, 2017 Lead well good
with Ardo
well good
with Ardo
Ardo 22 Jul, 2017 Lead β Supersport on Mackie's gear. Cool route.
Supersport on Mackie's gear. Cool route.
Robin Nichols 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Roget
with Roget
marconi 22 May, 2017 Lead O/S Outstanding route. Steep, long, good holds, good gear, butch crux, expansive views. Wind was a bit mental on the top out!
with Palmer
Outstanding route. Steep, long, good holds, good gear, butch crux, expansive views. Wind was a bit mental on the top out!
with Palmer
Hidden 21 May, 2017 Lead dog
MusicalMountaineer 25 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Mega. Hardest VS I've ever climbed. Great gear all the way (2 cheeky threads and buffet cams). Mega fisting into layback for the crux crack. Beauty.
Mega. Hardest VS I've ever climbed. Great gear all the way (2 cheeky threads and buffet cams). Mega fisting into layback for the crux crack. Beauty.
max_chan 18 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Fantastic route. Probably the best I've done all year. Interesting all the way and never too steep. Crux took a bit of thought.
Fantastic route. Probably the best I've done all year. Interesting all the way and never too steep. Crux took a bit of thought.
NinaR 18 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Nice route, not sure I could have led it!
Nice route, not sure I could have led it!
john max 18 Sep, 2016 2nd
robgixer 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2016 2nd β
Joemanglerocks 7 May, 2016 Lead
with Vicky Sleight, Jan De Rydt, Heather Regan
with Vicky Sleight, Jan De Rydt, Heather Regan
radddogg 4 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
with Tom Richards
with Tom Richards
PeteWilson 2 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S baking hot and slippery! tough wide crack before the top the hvs alternative finish looks miles easier!
with John P, Dave
baking hot and slippery! tough wide crack before the top the hvs alternative finish looks miles easier!
with John P, Dave
Hidden 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
bencole 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 4 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Corty
with Corty
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 2nd
philboy 13 Sep, 2014 Lead Great route - best vs in the peak?
with drsdave
Great route - best vs in the peak?
with drsdave
drsdave 13 Sep, 2014 2nd dnf quality climb just need to go back and sort the crux out
with Phil B
quality climb just need to go back and sort the crux out
with Phil B
Hidden 18 May, 2014 Lead
George Salt 18 May, 2014 2nd dog Brillinat climbing. Crux at the upper crack
Brillinat climbing. Crux at the upper crack
MikeDowsett 18 May, 2014 2nd Lovely climb
Lovely climb
DanOsb 6 Jul, 2013 2nd
with treg
with treg
treg 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Lovely pull on the off-width that turns out to be the most positive laybacks you've ever got your hands on.
with Dan Osbaldeston
Lovely pull on the off-width that turns out to be the most positive laybacks you've ever got your hands on.
with Dan Osbaldeston
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
kelliroberts3 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
nathanlee 31 Aug, 2012 2nd lovely warm up.
lovely warm up.
Will Hunt 11 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Tom Nichols
with Tom Nichols
Dave Musgrove Jnr 11 Aug, 2012 2nd great route
great route
Dave Musgrove 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Excellent pitch, long steep and varied.
Excellent pitch, long steep and varied.
Hidden 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
SteveHi 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
with Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke 26 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with SteveHi
with SteveHi
Hillson 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Richard Hale
with Richard Hale
Bob Windsor 2 Oct, 2011 2nd
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
richyg 1 Oct, 2011 -
claregardiner 1 Oct, 2011 Lead
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 2nd
tmawer 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Fantastic. A "VS with attitude"!
Fantastic. A "VS with attitude"!
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 2nd
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 2nd dnf
Graeme Hammond 20 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Rather good is an understatement, good gear, and holds all the way but the hardest crux on a VS i've ever done. I could understand how you could get pumped, and probably would be HVS on the eastern edges. Where it would get the traffic it deserves and would keep it cleaner, as it was slightly gritty in places.
with Ketu
Rather good is an understatement, good gear, and holds all the way but the hardest crux on a VS i've ever done. I could understand how you could get pumped, and probably would be HVS on the eastern edges. Where it would get the traffic it deserves and would keep it cleaner, as it was slightly gritty in places.
with Ketu
colin milton 2 May, 2009 Lead
with ibbo
with ibbo
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
gazfellows ??, 2008 2nd
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
HimTiggins 4 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
dread-i 4 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S Nice route. Good moves. Lots of gear.
with papillon
Nice route. Good moves. Lots of gear.
with papillon
lewisl 7 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S Really pumpy route I wanted to jump off to get it over with but battled on up and loved every minute of it.
Really pumpy route I wanted to jump off to get it over with but battled on up and loved every minute of it.
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Neil McA 2 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Martin Boysen, martin cooper
with Martin Boysen, martin cooper
Roget ??, 2004 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2001 Lead
with ???????????????
with ???????????????
steveb2006 10 Jun, 2000 2nd
with Gareth Williams
with Gareth Williams
Gordon Stainforth 18 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S Felt like a 'big' lead, with mountain atmosphere. Very interesting 5B? crux. Marred by a very loose top.
with Steve Dean, Freda Raphael
Felt like a 'big' lead, with mountain atmosphere. Very interesting 5B? crux. Marred by a very loose top.
with Steve Dean, Freda Raphael
roncaves 11 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Gavin Williams
with Gavin Williams
timreynolds 25 Jul, 1998 Lead
with John Burnip
with John Burnip
GuyC 1 May, 1994 Lead dnf
with Jon Bell, Clare
with Jon Bell, Clare
uphillnow 4 Aug, 1991 Lead
with Mark Gray
with Mark Gray
Rob Davies ?Nov, 1990 2nd
with Angus McLean
with Angus McLean
steve prior ?Nov, 1987 2nd
with Chris S
with Chris S
babymoac 22 Jun, 1980 2nd
with MTW
with MTW
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