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The original classic is polished now. Very hard if conditions are soapy but at least the bolts are close together. © Rockfax

FA. Stefan Piskurek, Markus Wiesenfarth Oct/1999

John Nuttall 26/Apr Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 06/Mar Lead dog
Hidden 21/Oct/16 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Oct/16 -
Steve Shorrock 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
katiet 08/Oct/16 TR
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Simon Alden 26/May/16 Lead O/S
with John Codling
8fsheeh 24/Oct/15 Lead dog
SuperLee1985 21/Oct/15 Lead dog

Nice climb, crux at the top passing the roof, pumped out and took a whipper on my first try as I didn't find the jug.

steph.b88 16/Oct/15 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ellie
dickypips 08/Oct/15 -
dobby 200 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Pixie-Andy 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Sustained at 6a+could be higher. Definitely 3 star.

Jim Malo 28/Sep/15 Lead dog

So polished now

with Vix
danbirkby 21/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with SteveB
just one more 21/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Birkby
Colin Edwards 14/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Sara Edwards
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
Jim Malo 02/May/15 Lead dog
with Vix
Jack Porteous 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Jack J Keogan 30/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Mar/15 Lead
chris skipton 24/Oct/14 2nd
John Brayshaw 24/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Chris, Erica
erica 24/Oct/14 TR dog
with John
markfairbank 22/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples
gingerwolf 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
afrosam 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/14 2nd
Climbster 08/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with MoB
don pfaff ?/Oct/14 Lead
with Daisy Waring
danbirkby 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gordon
jakk 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andy Chambers 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Danijela Simanic
Ali Burns 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Alex Neubecker, miles155
miles155 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Ali Burns, Alex Neubecker
pauldrew 25/May/14 Lead
with Ali Hutton
DannyH001 14/May/14 Lead dnf
MrTeej2 ?/May/14 Lead RP
marky 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Great route for a rest day.

with Sharon
Pete Wimbush 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Steve Carty
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick Arthur 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, best climb of the trip! Thought I was going to come a cropper after heading slightly too far left in the middle section, but managed to edge back round onto the face and finish it clean - well chuffed!

with Denzel Johnson
Hidden 03/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/14 Lead
Will Mortimer 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
apd 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Will
Hidden 23/Oct/13 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 18/Oct/13 -
with Craig, Jim
Hidden 13/Oct/13 TR dog
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead dog
Neil Anderson from Hilton 07/Oct/13 Lead dnf
with Sharon R
ivebittenoffmorethanicanstu 06/Sep/13 TR


goddamm7 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with Sandrex
SGD 12/May/13 Lead O/S
Lee Proctor 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Flux
Shaw Brown 10/Apr/13 -
judith neaves 10/Apr/13 -
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead
BicycleBradley ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
sdavies141 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
cpoad 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with James C
Hidden 11/Oct/12 Lead O/S
mic_b 11/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Heidi
tapley 07/Oct/12 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Constant Solo ?/Oct/12 -
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
Koon 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S

An awesome climb and it is quite polished on the crux section near top!

nicolat ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with James Mitchell
hippymagic 15/May/12 Lead dog
with Jessica
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
colkurtz 02/May/12 Lead dog
with Hester
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
najki_2000 22/Apr/12 Lead β

the hard section is on the smooth wall, not the overhang oh and what polish???

with Chris Rose
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/12 -
Rob Evans ?/Apr/12 Lead

Not polished at all, best climb there

woody8 ??/2012 Lead
mike reed ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Mari Goto
Hidden 25/Oct/11 TR
Jonny Nick 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Wayne.Gaudin 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S

They say polished in the guide, but then they haven't climbed at the Cuttings. Great for photos.

dpiddock 03/Oct/11 TR dnf
with Matia
matiamallia 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
fildac 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
asmith37 01/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Giles Davis 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

This felt quite intimidating for a 6a+ , not hard climbing but a Trad feel to it.

with Mattdix
Barry Kerslake 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Bex
adrianj 17/Apr/11 Lead
with Ann Blandford
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
EliotStephens 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Interesting route! unsettling is the word I would use. polished or greasy footholds and insecure moves throughout. worth 2 stars just for that!

Thom.milburn 07/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Thought this one would be easy enough having spent a week on 6a climbs around the area but this was completely different. Really smooth after half way and just couldn't get my head around the slick rock compared to the normally rough limestone, took multiple falls and attempts but still no cigar!

josh1905 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Chris the Tall 12/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Becoming quite polished - probably due to that photo in the guide - but still very good

with Daz, Liz
Jim Slater 11/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Tony Sawbridge
R8JimBob88 03/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Overrated. Still worthwhile though!

with Laura
lanky_bastard 28/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Quite a nice balancy mid section!

Greenman28 23/Sep/10 -
zombie_pat 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Si, Lewis, Nick
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead
stargazer85 19/Sep/10 -
with Matt Keyse
richardhopton 20/Jul/10 Lead
with Olga Leszynska
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 26/Oct/09 Lead dog
Chris Craggs 15/Oct/09 2nd

Polished now and not especially pleasant!

with Dave Spencer
embob 12/Oct/09 Lead

Superb! Varied and absorbing climbing.

with Alex
Hidden 12/Oct/09 Lead
mick1jones 10/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Ralph Atkinson
Dave Musgrove 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Spuzz
tcfield 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mux ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
KeithW 25/May/09 Lead dog

done in afternoon, too hot & tired

with Kev Bowser
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
Hidden 15/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/09 2nd
Andy Clarke 11/May/09 Lead O/S

Didn't go far enough left on the traverse at the top and fell off. Fine second attempt in right place.

Sgt. Vest 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
HIGHTOWER 05/Nov/08 Lead β
with Duane
Hidden 17/Oct/08 TR
Howard J 14/Oct/08 TR dnf
with Rachel Smith
Hidden 07/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/08 2nd
andyinglis 07/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Done after sunset, could bare see hand holds let alone footholds, felt 6b!

with Mal, Monica and Jen
Hidden 03/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Sam Judson 22/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with andrew haigh
Hidden 05/Sep/08 Lead
ksjs 05/Sep/08 Lead O/S

didnt really get into it, not sure what i was expecting?

ksjs 05/Sep/08 Lead rpt

thats more like it: much more involving this time round, deserves its status

Hidden 05/Sep/08 Lead dog
Dux 21/Aug/08 Lead dnf
with Premal
AsleepOnBelay ?/Aug/08 Lead
with saya
Hidden ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/May/08 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Apr/08 Lead
tjekel ??/2008 -
Phil Murray 18/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Last route of day, tired, but made it! Went left at overhang...

with Andy Penman
climbingrev 16/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Nice rest in cave before crux. Tried to go too direct over over-hang. Eventually found route to left. Smashing climb. Brilliantly bolted.

keefe 11/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Tansy
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
smallerrich 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Amazing Route, its got everything on it!

with Rich Moss
SamStokes 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
pennyb 20/Aug/07 2nd
with Jon
pennyb 20/Aug/07 TR O/S
with Jon
jl 20/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
noelj 18/Aug/07 Lead β
with Tej
Dale ?/May/07 Lead dog
Chris(cface!) ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Vanias
DavidR 05/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Mike Nuttall
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
neilh 07/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 15/May/05 2nd
matiamallia ??/2005 Lead O/S
Al Evans 23/Oct/04 2nd
Chris the Tall 23/Oct/04 Lead O/S

Al was fresh from the Glaros!

Richard Horn ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 06/Jul/04 Lead
andybirtwistle 25/May/04 Lead O/S
with Chris Sowden
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 19/May/03 -
with Cec
Hidden 16/May/03 Lead
skygodley 30/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/01 Lead
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