Rockfax Description
Another wandering and intimidating classic on which care is required to protect the second adequately. Climb to the top of the pillar then the groove above until its is possible (essential?) to head left to the first of a series of ledges. Move left to a peg belay. Move up and left to more ledges then follow these back right to an exposed and grotty exit. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Brodigan 1963

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

BTphonehome 02/Sep/17 2nd
with Tony
tmawer 02/Sep/17 Lead rpt

Nasty top out.

with Bram
Hidden 29/Jul/17 2nd
Allan Winstanley 25/Jul/17 2nd
with Ken
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 25/May/17 Lead O/S
with rob hunt
radddogg 25/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd
Rob Davies 18/Jul/15 Lead

A bit meandering. Dirty finish. Phil DNF.

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
noemie5438 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
AmyG 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 14/Sep/13 2nd
with Will, Richard Toon
The Norris 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Balacey traverse was very satisfying afterwards, but not during!

Danny Crump 14/Aug/13 Lead
with Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Mike Hood 10/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
CKegan 20/May/12 2nd

Quite scary traverse, don't think I could have lead it.

with neil
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
joe.91 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Couldn't find any pegs! Did it in one pitch, great wandering route

with Dylan Kenworthy
Kaiser999 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Dave C
Hidden 18/May/10 AltLd O/S
hellboundblr 12/Apr/10 2nd
with John Carlin
philw ??/2010 -
dave mann ??/2010 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 05/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Climbed in one pitch

with John W
wheelo 05/Oct/09 Lead
with chris g
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead
wahniel 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S

done in two pitches, I think it's better that way. The traverse is memorable, alpine feel somehow

with Hugh Squire
Trobbo 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with martin bennett
Martin Bennett 16/Jun/09 -
with Terry Rob
jmarshall 31/May/09 AltLd rpt
with richard barcock
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
psychicbread 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Max
Hidden 16/Apr/08 AltLd dog
bigglesbutcha ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Rich Bostock
steven 11/Sep/07 2nd
with Brian Hull
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Murray
Crewey-Si 22/Aug/07 2nd
with Rob
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead RP
k2ted 15/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with bruce and steve
Stig 28/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with Andy
Martin Bennett 13/May/04 -
with MT
Phil West 19/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Mike Hall & Dave Atherton
eccyamigo 05/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with steve burrows
eccyamigo 05/Jun/03 2nd
with steve burrows
Mark A Humphries 23/Feb/03 Lead β

Seconding this route prior to leading it and thought it was well scary for the grade!

with gary wood
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
John Marsland 22/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/97 Lead
tapley 29/Jun/95 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/93 AltLd

Freaky traverse over huge pit. Narrow belay ledge

with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
Martin Bennett 20/Aug/92 -
with SF
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 08/Sep/91 Lead
with Sandra
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
goi.ashmore 29/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
BigHairyIan 16/Sep/84 Lead O/S
with Pete Hodson, Guy Summers
GordonHart ??/1984 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 05/May/82 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 15/Aug/79 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/79 AltLd O/S
tmawer 13/Jul/76 AltLd O/S
with Rick
Paul Clarke ??/1973 AltLd
with FMC
Hidden 30/Jun/66 Solo
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