A brilliant route with a demanding main pitch and exposed finale. P1. Up the crack to the tree or the wall to the left is better than it looks. P2. Up the tapering groove (bold but steady) until it tapers out, then crimp left and up (safe but exciting) to the sloping belay shelf. P3. Wild walking along the exposed shelf and grooves to an awkward chimney finish around the rib.

Paul Ross Bill Aughton 1959

Hidden 12/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Jeremy Wilson 20/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Somewhat tricky but great small cam for protection at top of cone gives the confidence for the traverse. Hands were about 2 ft below the small overhang and this seemed right as there was a great foothold to stand on as you move left. Top pitch gives amazing exposure. North Crag looking very unloved as people think the whole thing is out of bounds but right hand side is fine.

with Paul Cox
Lakesben 28/May/17 2nd

Not a route for the aspiring E2 leader. P1 is well protected 4c. P2 is serious and a fall could be nasty. It's technical and you have to hold it together while working out the not so obvious moves.

with The Plough
Hidden ??/2017 -
dprctr 26/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Bloody hell. Sandbag! Led P2. Exhausting! Finished seconding P3 in the dark. Pulled a rotten tree out the grassy finish. Fun evening just on the edge of being a mini epic.

tom.ireson 26/Aug/16 AltLd
with dprctr
james1978 21/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

A fantastic route with a wild last pitch as a sting in the tail.

Hidden 21/Jun/16 AltLd
CMoore 12/Jun/16 AltLd
with Scott
Scott Quinn 12/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

3 very good pitches lead P2

with Chris
Hidden 12/May/16 AltLd
tom.ireson ?/May/16 Lead O/S
with Clare Mains
Hidden 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 AltLd
pie_eater_pete 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S
bwestwood 13/Aug/15 2nd
fatboyblim 02/Jul/14 AltLd

Beautiful route. Good gear where it matters

WB 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

went wrong way at top. finished up the ghost. Idiot.

with Charlotte
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
david morse 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

P1+2. Seconded main pitch. Finished up Thirlmere Eliminate

with chris todd
markalmack 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

went a bit off piste

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
jgordon75 14/Aug/13 AltLd dog

One fall. No guidebook description and went for the traverse too low after being told by partner he went too high and took a big winger. If I'd looked a bit higher would have seen the obvious traverse. Great route.

with Mark Nottridge
Stig 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Hard E2. Led P1 and 3.

Gudge 20/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead
Andrew Wilson 12/Sep/10 AltLd
with Ben Scraggs
Hidden 06/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
tomhull 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch, brilliant!

with matt harris, adam noble
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Chad123 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Quite tough for grade,defo E2+, as bold and tricky moves with a run out finish. Nice climbing though and the 5a traverse pitch is in a great position....

with Sam
sgl 04/Jun/10 AltLd
with chad
Natalie feather ?/May/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
daviesxxx ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd
C coldwell-storry 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
Paz 14/Sep/08 AltLd dnf

Bottled the crux after the bold bit after a lot of up and downing failing to find any holds at the top of the white cone thing. Lowered off some runners and then abbed for them :-(.

with TS
Chris the Tall 15/Jun/08 AltLd

Led the P1 (4c) and P3 (5a - bold traverse). Pat led P2 (5c) and then the final pitch of May Day Climb. Great route, steep and fingery

with Pat LJ
burto 08/Jun/08 AltLd dog
with calum
middlevern ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

led p2

with Mike Blood
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
IanJackson 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Hard start, then a bold finish.

with Fran
Franco Cookson OLD 22/Sep/07 AltLd

there's apparently discusion over weather this should be and E2 or an E3 but seen as i seconded the crux pitch, it is pritty irrelavent for me. i did 1st and 3rd pitch. was sufeerin badly after hangin around takin gear out- not a good first E2 second- severe swing.

gforce 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with Jason
ewen ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 AltLd
with Ben Smith
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 16/Jul/05 AltLd
with Chris Boutell, Jim Holt
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
John Kettle ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
Roget 15/Aug/00 Lead O/S
timmsy 09/May/00 AltLd
with Jude Osbourne
jonka ??/2000 AltLd
with mark
DavidEvans 24/Apr/99 AltLd

Led 1 (4c)

with Oliver Forrest
pete johnson 06/Jul/97 Lead
with Lun
p.crooky#1 31/May/96 AltLd
with Ecca
Steve Crowe 09/Aug/95 2nd
with KM
Hidden 22/May/95 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 18/Apr/94 AltLd
with Nick Ashton
Mick King 05/Sep/93 AltLd

Lead P2

with Simon Walsh
Dave Musgrove 26/May/91 Lead

This seemed tough for E2.

with Simon Baker
whispering nic 27/Apr/91 Lead
with noj
Hidden ??/1991 -
Hidden 21/Jul/90 AltLd O/S
Andy Say 19/May/90 Lead
Nigel Coe ??/1989 AltLd
with Ray Mardon
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 09/May/88 AltLd
with Andy Prickett
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
Rich Kirby ??/1988 Lead
keefe ??/1987 -
andybirtwistle 04/Oct/86 2nd
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 17/Aug/86 Lead dnf
Brian Wilderspin 28/Jun/86 2nd O/S

Prenuptial climbing

with Perric Crellin
Hidden 29/May/85 2nd
Lone Rider 11/May/85 AltLd
with Brian Mattock
Bruce Kerr 04/May/85 2nd
with Ian Cropley
tmawer ??/1985 Lead
with Dave Absalom
Hidden 24/Aug/84 Lead
Bob 11/May/84 2nd O/S
with al phizacklea
Hammy 04/Apr/84 2nd
with Ian Cooksey
Neil McA 21/Aug/83 Lead O/S
with Greasy Dave
Mark Kemball 31/May/82 Lead
with Chris Calow
tmawer ??/1978 2nd O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1977 Lead
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 02/May/76 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/1970 2nd
with Ian Heys
Hidden ??/0000 Lead dnf
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