16m. High in the grade. Start 3m right of Back Off, at the lowest point of the slab. Climb easily up the mini arete, crossing the diagonal crack of Bishop's Move, to the horizontal break. Follow the left trending crack in the slab above, and make a tricky finish over the slight overlap to the tree (as for Back Off). Adequately protected but the higher placements are fiddly - micros may be useful.

B Mullan, C Lindley 31/Oct/2010

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

JGriffiths 22/Oct/17 Lead G/U

Slipped near the end near poor gear and grabbed the cable. Went back armed with more small gear

richardashe 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Really surprisingly nice climb at the top

Rob Davies 12/Sep/17 Lead dnf

Started raining just below overlap, so I made a quick retreat.

with Phil Ashton
drgrange 06/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 02/Sep/17 2nd
JonesE 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Nice little technical slab climb.

Sam116 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Sam116 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
toktam 19/Aug/17 Lead
acer2012 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Salem, Ed Ritchie
TimCul 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with ian d f
ian d f 20/Jul/17 2nd O/S
RWB1986 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
67hours 14/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Glen AMC
Puckle 29/Jun/17 Lead O/S

A great and all too short-lived excursion, had a wobble on the top moves which was odd having done them 5 minutes earlier on the E2 next door...

with Jeffo
mjeffery 29/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Ando
littlematt 28/May/17 Lead
Graham Westbrook 25/May/17 Lead O/S
cheeky 25/May/17 2nd
Stanners 22/May/17 Lead rpt

funny reading back my comment from 6 years ago! (6!!!!) good route

petecallaghan 13/May/17 2nd O/S
EllieWoods 13/May/17 Lead O/S
beardy mike 04/May/17 Lead O/S
with Ian Savage
JoeCoxson 13/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/17 Lead O/S
AndyRogers 27/Mar/17 2nd O/S
with ianlaw
Hidden 27/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd O/S
RyanH 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/16 TR
rickstaylor 13/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Steve Webster 23/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Bob Peters 18/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Fatclimber 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Niels
George.Rowland 18/Jun/16 2nd
with Joe, Bob Peters
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 Lead
with Matt Walker
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 -
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/May/16 2nd rpt
arandall 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 TR
Hidden 08/May/16 TR
cdpuk 08/May/16 Lead

Wet. Didn't fancy top moves in a wet muddy state so went around the left instead. Even when dry, HVS?

RobScarisbrick 08/May/16 2nd
with cdpuk
accordion_to_who 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Quite bold for VS. Rewardingly sustained for such a short route. Committed moves on questionable gear but feels fairly safe because of the angle. Good dry-weather climbing on nice rock but make sure it's dry because there's not much for the feet and so smearing is non-negotiable.

Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
crater 17/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with steve
Steve Woollard 17/Apr/16 Lead
with Donald
Hidden 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Challenging. Mostly because of the e2 section at the end.

stvredmond 31/Mar/16 Lead
BALD EAGLE 19/Mar/16 2nd
with Dan Guy
gobbledigook 19/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Wendy Watthews 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Tom FP
Robin Woodward 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Fairly straightforward to the overlap and then just committing to go for the top (on not ideal, but OK gear). it's unclear if the line is direct (not much there), left (to the E2) or right (to the footledge/pocket foot and crack) , I sort of bridged/splayed the right and middle left.

Jenny Dart 08/Aug/15 2nd
with Robin
just one more 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with ben enright, katie b
dansimkin 04/Jul/15 Lead dog
gobbledigook 01/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Poco Loco 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Guy, Bald Eagle
BALD EAGLE 30/Jun/15 2nd
with Dan Guy, James Pomeroy
BBEENN 29/Jun/15 Lead
Steve Woollard 23/Jun/15 Lead
with Donald
crater 22/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with steve
Bob M 18/Jun/15 Lead

Didn't think that this was very well protected at the top. Moved right over the overlap and back left to the lower-off.

Trace 14/Jun/15 2nd
Monkey_Alan 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Eats offsets like anything!

carl_123 04/Jun/15 Lead rpt
catty_9 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Sam Joseph
declankel 03/Jun/15 2nd
Legs 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Nice little lead as a warm up. Short and sweet.

with Sarah
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd
davidclare 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tris Vye
Hidden 11/May/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/May/15 Lead rpt
sideshow84 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/15 TR
Rob Morgan 05/Oct/14 2nd
Steve Bartle 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Oct/14 2nd rpt
steve_gibbs 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with John Harris, Jamie Roberts
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
will_benfold 03/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Pintsize 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Didn't feel that bold with micros. Quite sustained for the grade. Good slab practice.

with Caitlin
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
spenser 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Rembrandt
Hidden 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Chris Sieradzki 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

This is definitely not VS. I have done E1s with better gear which on this route is so fiddly and shallow. Moves are easy but my head was telling me I can't fall on this.

with Hooo
Hooo 06/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/14 Lead O/S
thomb 03/Jul/14 -
with Paul
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
cameron_hall 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
will_benfold 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
trwolfe13 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Snorfalorpagus 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Enjoyable. Bold.

with Aileen Robertson
richardsavill 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with steve tarrant
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead rpt
brian watson 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
upontop 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris
felixizzy 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 TR rpt
Hidden 19/May/14 Lead
Vincej 19/May/14 2nd
with Nevil
Alessandro Tentori 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
kirsten 17/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Easty14 16/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/13 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Easty14 05/Oct/13 2nd
Pete Randall 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Seb, Pete Neden
Matt Amos 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Deary65 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Learning to trust my feet on slabs!

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stoneback 09/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Alan
wurzelinzummerset 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
MoWalker3 07/Aug/13 -
with Cormac
riddle 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Steve Webster 21/Jul/13 Lead
Adrian Daniels 21/Jul/13 Lead
with John Parrott, Steve Webster
Steve Woollard 16/Jul/13 Lead
The Ivanator 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Dave
davenev 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ivan
beckett45 28/Jun/13 Lead
fishinwater 18/Jun/13 Lead
with Rob H
BruceW 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Becca
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Liam_T 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Rushed it; placing crap, run-out runners, and made a quick dash for the tree at the top!

Marti999 31/May/13 2nd O/S
with Ben Hallett, Debbie
TimPerkin 26/May/13 Lead
with Tom Perkin
johnl 25/May/13 Lead O/S

So it has the same crux as Back Off? That makes it 5b doesn't it? Go over the overlap 1 metre to the right to make it 4c. Cracking route though.

with Adam Perrett
carl_123 22/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/13 2nd
Cheese Monkey 17/May/13 Lead O/S


with Mike
gjh 06/May/13 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 21/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Still not sure of the grade of this!

with Kirsten
kirsten 21/Apr/13 Lead
with Brian
Ian JL 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 19/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Huntlyfiddler 19/Aug/12 2nd
bpmclimb 19/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Clare
cpoad 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Bold at top trying to get microwires in

with John S
Big Lee 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Felt top end VS, top end 4c but not HVS as there were some really good nut placements right where I needed them at half height. Gave up trying to place the micro wire below the overlap though as the placement didn't look like it would hold a 90kg fall. The moves over the overlap weren't too difficult once committed. Possibly the best route of the day.

with Alan
The Ivanator 28/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jez
jezb1 28/May/12 2nd

On reflection, I think it's vs 4c but you could persuade me it's hvs 4c

The Ivanator 02/May/12 Lead O/S

Top of both tech and adjectival grades, led on Stu's in situ gear. Nice route, well worth a *

bpmclimb 02/May/12 TR rpt
with Shunt
bpmclimb 02/May/12 Lead rpt

Gear in situ.

with Stu, Ivan, Mick
bpmclimb 13/Aug/11 2nd rpt

VS/HVS 4c/5a. Right on the cusp. Still inclined to go with top end VS, after comparison with Caveman and Jiggery Pokery over on the Glacis.

with Helen S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
blum 03/Jul/11 2nd β

Tom lead I seconded

with Tom Starks
blum 03/Jul/11 2nd β

Tom lead I seconded. Nice route

with Tom Starks
Mark Davies PK 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Led this time to remove dagger. Top end VS 4c as some of the gear is fiddly and the move over the overlap is borderline 4c/5a and protected by a microwire.

Quarryboy 19/Jun/11 TR O/S

Debate on the grade between Rob and Mark was beginning to annoy me and so I decided to top rope it myself as a warm down to find out how hard it really was, I think I agree with Rob HVS 4c seem about right.

Stanners 19/Jun/11 TR O/S

Climbed to help confirm a grade in the new guide. Personally think its HVS 4C, the gear looked too shallow and small in my opinion for it to be VS.

Mark Davies PK 04/Jun/11 TR
with Mr Shunt
Huntlyfiddler 03/Mar/11 2nd
bpmclimb 03/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Possibly VS 4c.

with Clare
bpmclimb 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S

FA (although very likely done before). Links start of Travel Bug to last couple of moves of Back Off, via a nice crack which takes good gear.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 31/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
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