Rockfax Description
The chimney/groove is normally quitted leftwards where it narrows. The birds have long since flown. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Kilner 1961

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Maddie 02/Oct Lead O/S
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 29/Aug Lead rpt
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 24/Aug Solo rpt
DenzelLN 25/Jul Lead O/S
mountainremedy 25/Jul 2nd O/S
radddogg 25/Jul 2nd rpt

Straightforward arse bridging

tdobson 25/Jul Lead
with Pam mountainremedy
Charlie Zephyr Booth 16/Jul Lead
themattyshep 14/Jul Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Jul 2nd
Chrissy202 02/Jul Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 02/Jul 2nd rpt
JackW 21/Jun Lead rpt
with Chris
Chris Paul Drury 21/Jun 2nd O/S
with JackW
Hidden 15/Jun Lead
JackW 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Liam
ElliottB 03/Jun Lead rpt
with Oddy
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 25/May Lead rpt
with rob hunt
Chris Hatton 25/May Lead O/S
with Steve Swift
jcurley 10/May 2nd O/S
Sam Curley 10/May Solo O/S
with jcurley
robhunt 22/Apr Lead
with Matt Skeet
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 22/Apr 2nd rpt
with rob hunt
neilfish 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Lazer sk eh 18/Apr Lead O/S
D.botts87 15/Apr 2nd rpt
with matty
Naomi Roberts 12/Apr 2nd
TheSingularity 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Emma
Rooney90 05/Nov/16 2nd
mrphilipoldham 24/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 24/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Phil O
djwilse 13/Oct/16 2nd
with Stu Halford
Dr Toph 08/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Rob Moorcroft 05/Oct/16 Lead
with Tom Lewis
tom_lewis89 05/Oct/16 2nd

Cool crux move

FlavioL1989 02/Sep/16 Solo O/S
slarty 24/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Emily
themattyshep 23/Aug/16 Solo rpt
EamonH 19/Jul/16 Lead
with PhilG
PeterFenske 05/Jul/16 2nd O/S
John Geoffrey 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Fiona
FDixon 07/Jun/16 2nd O/S
chas king 03/Jun/16 Lead G/U

first lead in 20 years

ChrisGreen 31/May/16 TR rpt
with Mark S
greylag 14/May/16 Lead
jonathan_doyle 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice warm up

with Matthew Morris, Ollie Livesey
Oliver Livesey 07/May/16 2nd O/S
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 05/May/16 Lead O/S
philgillespie 03/May/16 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Lead
JDC 10/Apr/16 2nd
themattyshep 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
paul-jay 23/Feb/16 Lead
with Dan Jordan
themattyshep 13/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Darren Lam ??/2016 Lead
Mike Hood 09/Oct/15 2nd
with Ben
stratandrew 02/Sep/15 2nd
with Jim Symon
Duncan Zerafa 02/Sep/15 TR

First climb in the dark!

with Jim Symon, Andy Stratford
petegunn 28/Aug/15 Solo
with Davina
Hidden 28/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/15 2nd
ChrisGreen 03/Aug/15 Lead rpt
radddogg 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

A nice climb with good gear at the crux around midway. A very exposed belay and sketchy descent. Well worth the one star.

with Martin Hollowood
Dave Richards 16/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Nicky
birbeck 16/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/15 2nd
Nigel Bond 21/May/15 2nd
with Colin Hutton
JendeHoxar 08/May/15 2nd O/S
bantamdave 30/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Dave Hopper, Alison Athrol
MartF 11/Apr/15 2nd β

Climbed this several years ago but failed to log.

with Stu Spencer
scottmarcberry 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
yossarian714 10/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S
davyboy38 ??/2015 2nd
JdotP 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Davison, The Chosen One
vigroovian 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
jonathandavey 07/Sep/14 2nd
ryan_d 29/Aug/14 Lead β
with Will Weir
MatthewH 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 04/Aug/14 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
D.botts87 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Johnny W
AnneMarie 23/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Led by Mike Tong

miketong 23/Jul/14 Lead
philgillespie 09/Jul/14 2nd
duffy82 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
martintom 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Nikki Morrison
maumau 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
jillb 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
sarahjk ?/Jun/14 Lead
Martin Bennett 21/May/14 -
with Woody
erbridger 05/May/14 2nd
with nedly14
ned_85 05/May/14 Lead
ajeakins 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Woodiee 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Climbster 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 13/Apr/14 2nd β
with Jake, Vic, Matt
Hidden 13/Apr/14 TR O/S
leemagowan 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
Paul Clarke ??/2014 AltLd
with Andy Dunhill, Dave Sharples
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
StuartCJones ?/Nov/13 Lead
danny_whew 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Derek Cotton
Derek.cttn 06/Oct/13 Lead
Derek.cttn 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Will Gordon 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd
jsw1 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ryan Abbott
HannahGo 26/Jul/13 Lead dnf
with Jared Kitchen
HannahGo 26/Jul/13 2nd β
with Jared Kitchen
jordan taylor 25/Jul/13 Lead
sparra 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke Jones 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with LMC
domhowell 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Danny
bantamdave 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Becki
spacecadetjake ?/Jul/13 2nd β
ndraper1 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Cruty Rammers 19/Jun/13 2nd β

Did again as a warmup

franhammond92 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
peachos 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyed that one, nice n cruisy

with Lilly, Graeme
Amazoniangirl 07/Jun/13 2nd
Josh Hoyle 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RagingSphere 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Harri777 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Mark Kilner
Cruty Rammers 30/May/13 Lead O/S

Enjoyable stuff

with mattius
Matt Reed 21/May/13 Lead
with Andy Cronshaw, Steve Powell
BenPitt 06/May/13 Lead
with Jules
ElliottB 01/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Solo rpt
hamishjfk 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Andy Wilson
Hidden 16/Apr/13 2nd
jacko120 06/Apr/13 Lead
damob123 23/Mar/13 2nd β

Very cold, numb fingers, light snow

Alex Munnery 12/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Luke Duckworth
BenPitt ??/2013 Lead
with Jules
Andrew Holden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
toby farnworth ?/Oct/12 Lead
Russ_Critchley 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

With Gaz

Mark Collins 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Caroline Gillett, Delboy
Derek Robinson 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins
gpcomps 20/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Kinsley
Phillau 24/Jul/12 2nd β
with Simon
bantamdave 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Climbed in the dark

with Murray
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead rpt
jvarmstrong 20/May/12 2nd


Alan Dixon 20/May/12 -
CKegan 20/May/12 2nd
with neil
Chris Manasseh 20/May/12 Lead
with John Armstrong
jon_gill1 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Gumery 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
lancashirelass 28/Mar/12 2nd
with kjbix
Mike Hood 25/Mar/12 Solo
peaker16 24/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/12 2nd
LukeS21 ??/2012 -
Snorfalorpagus 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Finished direct.

with Sam Fitton
erbridger 14/Oct/11 Lead
Jackspratt 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Nathan Clark
adunlop 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ian-WE 25/Sep/11 2nd
katherinesydney 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S

not as scary as the descent

Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
sofe13 27/Aug/11 2nd

Love this climb, lead it a few years ago, much better with decent shoes.

with Lisa
jonwright 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with peter
Hidden 05/Aug/11 2nd
Martin Davies 01/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tim Rogers
carl_123 31/Jul/11 2nd
eccyamigo 20/Jul/11 2nd
with phil kendrick
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead
AndyFunnell 10/Jul/11 2nd
with Skinny
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
xannaxlx ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mark Wilson23 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
stratandrew 18/May/11 Lead rpt
with Dave Wylie, Trish Cranston
garywalker147 04/May/11 Lead
with Jordan
agolay 04/May/11 Lead O/S

Trickier than expected but pleasent enough, had the quarry to ourselves which was nice

with Ant
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
climbingchica 29/Apr/11 2nd

struggled to use right hand to pull up with after recent broken wrist injury

happy_c 26/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Pete McKinlay 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy Shaw
Pete McKinlay 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy Shaw
Owdham 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good lead with one "awkward" more around mid height.

daveyb 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mark Smith 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with dave bennett, james ellander
Duracell 22/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy Clarke
Duracell 22/Apr/11 2nd

Ab off

bexyboo 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
si_green99 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jacktomlinson 08/Apr/11 Solo
happy_c 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Titi, Gedas
anteater2 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
anteater 24/Oct/10 Lead
JasRY 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Chris Wilson
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
SAF 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Parry
tomo_tom ?/Aug/10 Lead
tobyk 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Donald Kelly 08/Jul/10 2nd O/S
joe.91 02/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Pete Reid, Thomas Reid
ggflett 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Steven Bush
nepsoi999 21/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 -
Tdavy01 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
stratandrew 09/Jun/10 2nd
Phase 05/Jun/10 Solo dnf

nice line

with Mark Smith
Jon Pilling 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ant riley 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
jamesgodwin64 30/May/10 Solo O/S
with Gaz
jimhall 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Good route. bomber protection. had to leave a number 6 nut behind as it would just not come out!

with Leon Worsley
Hidden 13/May/10 2nd O/S
WillCass 13/May/10 Lead O/S
with Si
bigglesbutcha 27/Apr/10 2nd β
with Swifty
JakiBell 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Nigel Jenkins
hellboundblr 12/Apr/10 Lead
with John Carlin
joe.91 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Iain Cumpstey
hardoreVdiffBen 07/Apr/10 Lead
with Owen_P
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tomvet2b 08/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Laura D
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Solo
Simon Caldwell 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Carmen
ChrisGreen 21/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with John W
wheelo 21/Sep/09 2nd
with chris g
Steve Wolstencroft 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Leo
Leo Woodhead 13/Sep/09 Solo β

Nice bit of bridging!

with Steve Wolstencroft
sarah13 16/Aug/09 2nd
with pete40
WoD 13/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Izzy
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead rpt
bigglesbutcha 08/Jul/09 2nd
RagingSphere 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Jay J ?/Jul/09 Lead
d_evo20 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Kev Goodwin
natalie28 08/Jun/09 2nd
with Die hard crew!
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
slarty 13/May/09 Lead rpt

Nice chimney.

with ???
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
George Ormerod 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Good value for a Severe. Bomber protection.

with CJD
Prez 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jayz
Barry D 02/Apr/09 2nd
with Dick Williams
Hidden 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
willh88 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Second lead. A nice route that's worth doing

Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
sdspence 29/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Dave Spencer
MazElden ?/Mar/09 Lead
climbingste 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
rich.lambert 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
blackpoolrock 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Easy to start, three pieces of protection used, went left at end. Belayed second from top, but they retreated as too hard. I walked off the top, across the ridge, nasty gap half way, watch your step!

with Yes
quirky 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S

nice route. not much protection at the top, but positive holds.

with Ann S
Taffa 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackay
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
skittles 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Vardy
o g tim 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S


with laura bond
Chris Lyon 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Whitehead
dread-i 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with dave m.
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S
mark2572 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Loved it. Found protection a little sparse towards the top. 1st Severe....2nd lead climb ever.

with Danny
dan1stdan 16/Feb/08 2nd β

Good climb but not easy to protect.I would not want to fall leading this.

with Mark
TonyP ??/2008 Lead
with KENNY
MartF ??/2008 Lead
with Bob
dasdo ??/2008 -
Hidden 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
execlimber ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 21/May/07 TR rpt
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Matt Bulmer 10/May/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Bowdler
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd
tomB 26/Mar/07 2nd rpt
jscoles 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
rick1fugazi 13/Mar/07 Lead rpt

No problems

with Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips 13/Mar/07 2nd
with rick (Blackpool)
dannyxt 11/Mar/07 AltLd
with James Jennings
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Stuart Wildman ??/2007 -
with Rob Hill
Mtnexploits 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Squiz
willplatts 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Greg Rowlinson
donkarlo 07/Jul/06 2nd
with Geoff Lyons, Pete Dennet
rick1fugazi 29/Jun/06 2nd O/S

No problems. Pretty easy Severe.

with Murray
ChrisGreen 05/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/May/06 Lead O/S

Lead again on 24/04/08

with John Turner
tomB ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First ever lead!

dave mann ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
santobugito ??/2006 Lead RP
jpreston 15/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with andrew coulton
jpreston 12/Dec/05 Lead O/S

s 4a

with andrew coulton
Richard Hession 13/Jul/05 Solo O/S
steven ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Chris donahue
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
FrankW ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Laura
JonHarvey 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S
shazhooper 07/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Jon Harvey
ChrisGreen 11/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/03 Lead O/S
slarty 15/May/03 2nd O/S

Nice climb, especially the bridging moves on the minimalist footholds near the top.

with Simon
Trobbo 24/Apr/02 Solo
with mike sissons
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Ann S ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Bill Harrison
jsw1 05/May/99 Lead O/S

My first ever lead

with Dave Sudell
innesmac ??/1999 -
mcb ??/1999 -
slarty 13/Jun/98 Lead O/S

Damp but OK (rain held off)

with Tim Stewart
Hidden 13/Apr/97 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/95 TR
Hidden ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Mike_T0501 12/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/93 Lead O/S
tapley 21/May/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
craig h 05/May/91 Solo O/S
John Southworth ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/90 Solo O/S
mattnuttall 03/Aug/90 Solo
with Alan Holden
Backinthegame ?/Jul/90 Lead
badgy ??/1990 Lead O/S
BigHairyIan 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/88 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead rpt

Had seconded it the previous year

with Bernadette
Martin Bennett 22/Apr/87 -
with Adrian Brown
goi.ashmore 22/Feb/86 Solo β
Carl Smethurst ??/1985 Solo
BigHairyIan 30/Jul/84 Solo β
BigHairyIan 08/Apr/84 2nd O/S
GuySummers 08/Apr/84 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/83 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/81 Solo O/S
Hammy 06/Dec/80 Solo
tmawer 21/May/76 2nd
with Rick
Derek Ryden ??/1972 -
Dave Westby ??/1963 Lead O/S
with Garry Nuttal
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Votes cast 40
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 37
Votes cast 35
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set