Rockfax Description
The finest route on the cliff! If you are passing at least call in and tick this one! The upper section is a classic layback although those in the know will jam it. There have been plenty of accidents on it over the years so take care. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Kirkus early 1920s 1922

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Suggested routes stripes should do....

Albe 28/Oct/17 TR
sev 29/Sep/17 Solo
Jmpollard 08/Sep/17 Solo rpt
cmtoombs 30/Aug/17 TR
with Sean
Flavio 22/Aug/17 Lead O/S
TheSingularity 05/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Emma
Rooney90 05/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Stroppy 25/Jul/17 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 05/Jul/17 TR
Hidden 03/Jul/17 Lead β
Jmpollard 03/Jul/17 2nd
Brian Wilderspin 26/Jun/17 TR rpt
with Mozz
wjcdean 22/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Short lived but nice, probs should have lead it. Big cams handy

BStar 22/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Good lead, a bit sandy, psyched out at the bottom a bit due to no gear and the dusty nature but loved the layback. Needs lots of big gear!

matus 18/Jun/17 2nd
Jan.Hrb 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with matus
D.botts87 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Minty
Chris Oldfield 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Dave Smith, James Buckley
Robert Paulson 08/Jun/17 Lead β
Sam2257 23/May/17 Lead RP
Hidden 08/May/17 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 30/Apr/17 Lead
James Worthington 22/Apr/17 Lead
with Brad
Sophie Nunn 19/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Dave R
pauldrew 19/Apr/17 TR
BarbsMurray 19/Apr/17 TR
with Paul
LCam98 04/Apr/17 Lead β
Mark Reeves ?/Feb/17 -
uphillnow ??/2017 -
agingerclimber 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Matadoors 08/Oct/16 TR
MrFantastic 12/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/16 Lead rpt
RossJenk 07/Sep/16 2nd β
with Chester Mountaineering Club
michael burrows 30/Aug/16 TR rpt
with Chris Klotz, Leanne Cassidy, mike doyle
rockcat 30/Aug/16 TR rpt

What a great route! Led it in the seventies.

with Leanne Cassidy, Chris Klotz, Mike Burrows
Graeme Hammond 29/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Jim
Will Hunt 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt

I'd forgotten how good this, and the rest of Helsby, is. Called in on the way back from Gogarth.

with Ian Bentley, Will Smith
IanBLeeds 24/Jul/16 2nd
with Will Smith, Will Hunt
George Frisby 16/Jul/16 TR O/S
steve_gibbs 16/Jul/16 TR O/S
pauldrew 06/Jul/16 TR
with Kevin Sales
disrail 19/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Emma
Rooney90 19/Jun/16 2nd
with disrail
Andy Moles 14/May/16 Solo O/S
GregM1 13/May/16 TR
Jackspratt 06/May/16 Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 05/May/16 Lead
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead
Joel Miller 04/May/16 2nd O/S
tom russell 03/May/16 Solo
with mike
jvarmstrong 27/Apr/16 Lead
with Andrew Conneely
Sophie Nunn 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
pauldrew 20/Apr/16 TR
JimboWizbo 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S

I'm still conflicted about VS 4c after fern crack this weekend. Great route

with Beth
Hidden 20/Apr/16 2nd rpt
cmtoombs 20/Apr/16 TR
MrFantastic 10/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with Catherine
Tommy_shaw 16/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Dave Woodcock
Jamesmcm98 ??/2016 AltLd rpt
Ian Ford ??/2016 Lead
Antross__ ??/2016 2nd
Darron ??/2016 -
Hidden 09/Oct/15 Lead β
Hidden 10/Sep/15 TR dog
Hidden 10/Sep/15 TR dog
Hidden 10/Sep/15 TR RP
Rob Gillespie 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/15 TR rpt
Hidden 17/Aug/15 TR dog
Hidden 17/Aug/15 TR O/S
Alex Winter 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Took us two hours to get to Helsby -- mad traffic. A cunning manoeuvre via Northwhich got us there eventually though. Josh nearly made it, spooned off right at the top.

with J. Winter
augustus trout 12/Aug/15 Lead
JendeHoxar 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Great climb - layback at the top rather than jamming but it seemed to flow nicely.

with Daniel, Nick
joedean ?/Aug/15 Lead
Nomes 20/Jul/15 TR
with Darren
darrenpp 20/Jul/15 TR
with Naomi
bennett_leather 15/Jul/15 TR O/S
Daz8477 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Classic, well protected, exciting finish ***

Phil Davidson 10/Jul/15 TR
pauline_chester 01/Jul/15 2nd
with Chester Mountaineering Club
TomGudgeon ?/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 26/May/15 Lead rpt
Charles Kinniburgh 26/May/15 2nd
tobydunford 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Euan S 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Heather
Heather Milne 16/May/15 2nd
with Euan
chris.greaves 10/May/15 TR β
Lil 10/May/15 TR
Rob Davies ?/May/15 Lead
with Neil Hyde, Dave Connelly
gpcomps 14/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Mark L
Hidden 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Sam Pollard 25/Mar/15 2nd
Jmpollard 25/Mar/15 Lead
thetradlad 13/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/15 2nd
Ahebden93 01/Feb/15 TR
Ndawson 01/Feb/15 TR O/S

TR as didn't have any big cams

Ahebden93 01/Feb/15 TR
Finn 01/Feb/15 TR dnf
dmannion 03/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
hilander ??/2015 -
Hidden 09/Nov/14 TR rpt
Derek Furze 05/Nov/14 2nd

Great - lovely climbing and great jams

with Paul Mitchell
Oliver.Pickup 02/Oct/14 TR dog
with Cat Higgs, David Greenald
Hidden 02/Oct/14 TR
craggybear 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S
cornishben 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S

At dawn, first of 10 rocktypes in a day

with Rich Draisey
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
pearson9596 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
BStar 08/Sep/14 TR O/S

Excellent little route, well worth a visit to the crag for this one

with Shunty McShunt
Oliver.Pickup 07/Sep/14 2nd β
with David Greenald
Duncan Campbell 05/Sep/14 2nd


with Bubbles
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Stuart Hurworth 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Interesting start, fairly straightforward but good moves up to half height. Then tricky layback/jamming to get to the top! Well protected but full on!

with Dan O'Brian
disrail 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ivan
MatthewH 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/14 Lead
A Crook 15/Jul/14 TR rpt
with John Sealey
John sealey 15/Jul/14 Lead
with Dave Garry
Rosyk 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Jay-Ast 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Rosyk
Altitude 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
SambucaHughes 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
SteeevieTee 12/Jul/14 TR dnf
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/14 TR rpt
Sam_Marsland 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Verity Auty, Tom Evans, Nick Bradbury
j.buckley87 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Benstar ?/Jul/14 2nd
TomGudgeon ?/Jul/14 TR O/S
A Crook 30/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Owen Samuel
Oliver.Pickup 29/Jun/14 2nd dog
with David Greenald
Welly Matt 23/Jun/14 2nd O/S

potentially a Severe if you have the cams for it!

pauldrew 12/Jun/14 TR
WeeLee 06/Jun/14 Lead RP
BnB 06/Jun/14 -
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Jun/14 Solo RP
with Roisin
Roisin 05/Jun/14 Lead RP
with theomoore
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Roisin
Oliver.Pickup ?/Jun/14 2nd RP

One slip :-/

with Alexander Lloyd, David Greenald
Oliver.Pickup 05/May/14 2nd dog
Hidden ?/May/14 Solo
NeilGriffiths 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Dom, Simon Frost
qwidgibo 13/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
BrennyCo 17/Feb/14 TR O/S
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S
FreddieSmith ??/2014 Solo O/S
Dave Almond 04/Sep/13 2nd

Steady lead

Nicole Almond 04/Sep/13 Lead rpt

lead clean, top few moves tricky, but great sunset.

with Dad
Rob Davies ?/Sep/13 Lead

Unsettling with inside of the crack a bit damp

Steve Perry 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Outstanding route. Opted for the layback approach rather than jamming.

with Jamie
Otis 28/Aug/13 TR
Hidden 07/Aug/13 TR rpt
noah 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Popped in on the way to Snowdonia for a late evening tick, well worth the stop. Classic laybacking, enjoyed the strange flakey rock...

with Slimmy
The Norris 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Very nice route, jammed the bottom, laybacked the top. Not HVS IMO, as loads of gear if you need it.

Hidden 27/Jul/13 TR O/S
Amazoniangirl 13/Jul/13 2nd
climbing son 13/Jul/13 Lead
The Grist 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Paula lockett
AmandaJG 03/Jul/13 TR O/S
sev 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Beautiful Route. I forgot about the restrictions as its not mentioned in the new BMC guide, so I disturbed a small chick, oops!

benmorris96 22/May/13 TR dog

Really nice climb! Starts off easy, not so nice after first section. Muscles were aching after finishing. Little toe was bleeding by the end, after jamming it in the crack! My first layback style climb - great fun (: Rope took full weight on 2 occasions.

JamesColeman 27/Apr/13 TR O/S

Top rope solo. Great climb. Clean(ish)! Foot slipped a few times at top - don't think rope took weight? Topping out hardest part for me.

spadge 19/Feb/13 TR rpt
with Paul Greenall
Ed Booth 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S
sev ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
Alex Winter 06/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Paul Tanner 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S

really nice climbing, used a few crimps on the side along with some really cool jamming

Steve Lenartowicz 12/Aug/12 Lead
with Clare
Alex Winter 27/Jul/12 Solo rpt

Finally soloed the bugger.

Jonny Nick 30/May/12 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 22/May/12 2nd


with Dom
switch 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Pete M
Dom Whillans 22/May/12 Lead O/S

this one has been niggling away at my logbook for years! nice to finally get it led. definitive VS 4c? I reckon so...

with neil
The Bad Cough 22/May/12 2nd rpt
John sealey 22/May/12 Lead
snappychick 06/May/12 TR

my first lay back style climb :D loved it! Pumpy aint the word.

M0untainM0nkey 06/May/12 TR β
AmandaJG 11/Apr/12 2nd dog

First proper attempt at lay-back on the top section

TheKing 30/Mar/12 Lead

good holds on left wall

Rob Davies 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Derek Walker
Ally Smith 23/Mar/12 Solo rpt
trants1 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with deklan
deklan 14/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
bsamo ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 29/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with Dave LE
Chriswallis2 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Jim MEC, Anna
Ally Smith 29/Sep/11 2nd
Chriswallis2 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/11 TR
naughtybadboy 04/Sep/11 2nd
with John Bishop
t8t9t8 31/Aug/11 2nd
with G Williams
gw3285 31/Aug/11 Lead
Stani49 31/Aug/11 2nd RP

Lovely route, quite easy start, the footholds disappear on the top section. Laybacking is best, but grip the rock hard and push with those legs. Lovely sharp rock and laybacking though. Bridge the first section. Awesome!

Rob Davies 31/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Walker 23/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 03/Aug/11 -
gd303uk 03/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with David Greenald
Beniford 31/Jul/11 TR rpt
with Alistair Washington
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBigwood 21/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Mark Riley, Mark Rowe
Rob Davies 20/Jul/11 2nd
with Angus McLean
Jen Crook 19/Jul/11 Lead
George Ormerod 14/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Roger, Kris
Roger Cruse 14/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Kris & George
Jim Slater 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S

great line, with good gear, will be back to lead. Why is this currently HVS on UKC? clearly benchmark VS! - Also 2nd 8/May/17 with Matt G.

with Jim
Hidden 10/Jul/11 TR O/S
rikbattye 26/Jun/11 2nd rpt
A Crook 14/Jun/11 2nd
Nicole Almond 14/Jun/11 2nd

was a great climb, quite awkward to start, however the lay away moves were really good (first time properly used for me i would say!). climb ends fantastically and when the bird pops its head out to look at you, it just makes the climb!

with Dad
msoldn 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Pleasant climb, but why would anyone want to jam that crack?!

with Nick
Hidden 13/Jun/11 2nd
Chris Manasseh 11/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead
Frank Blakeley 03/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Tim
spadge 02/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Maurice Rutherford, Michael Witt, Andy Wilson, Ann Bartholomew, James Kelly
Dave Almond ?/Jun/11 Lead
pauldrew 25/May/11 TR
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
embob 19/May/11 -

Top roped up on Mark's gear, then led the last few metres. Beautiful crack line, and only laybacked for a couple of moves so not strenuous at all. Fantastic climbing.

with Mark
Chriswallis2 11/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jim MEC
spadge 21/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Andy Wilson
Jon Read 20/Apr/11 Solo
with The peregrin
lrandall 17/Apr/11 2nd

Nice to second this and layback up it comfortably. When I lead it I jammed the upper crack, which although secure, just aint as fun.

Jack_Lewin 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with lewk_c
ellpeecee 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gary.barr 11/Apr/11 Lead rpt

I just can't get enough of this little beauty!

gd303uk 11/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Ewan Russell 07/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Wanted to do this kirkus classic for years. Looked very intimidating but went really easily though. Went for a second go and found it much harder. Jammed it first/layed away a bit more on the second

with Myself!
spidey 29/Mar/11 Lead

one cam!

with adam
bbangbala 28/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Oli Bangbala
Stuart Hurworth 24/Mar/11 2nd RP

Would say 4b start and moves up to the mid section of the crack, when the very difficult 4c layback/jam/struggle takes place. Would probably be fine if you're good at laybacking, pretty slippery left wall in the middle though with reasonable holds above and below! Took us two attempts each. Good first 4c of the year.

Hidden 24/Mar/11 Lead
bbangbala 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Greenham
OliBangbala 01/Mar/11 2nd dog

took a good fall on the layback after stupidly not tucking my toes into the shallow pockets. Other than that climbed quite well

Julian Wedd ??/2011 TR
with A. Brierley
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
gd303uk 17/Oct/10 Lead β

excellent climb.

Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
gary.barr 17/Oct/10 2nd rpt
gary.barr 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt

An amazing line, I would never get tired of climing it.

gary.barr 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S

This has been on the wishlist for ages! Finally got it tonight. Great line with awesome climbing. Jammed this one. Thanks Ali.

Hidden 22/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 26/Jul/10 Lead
with Remus
Hidden 26/Jul/10 2nd O/S
timrowland 27/Jun/10 2nd
with jmjw
jmjw 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Bob B, Tim R
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Storm Hunter 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

awesome, keep moving those cams one over the other! got to love the lay backing!!

Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR
NeilGriffiths 17/Jun/10 Lead
with Adam
michael burrows 13/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy, mike doyle
Ally Smith 12/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 09/Jun/10 2nd
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
ndraper1 ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 26/May/10 Lead rpt
rockjedi 22/May/10 Lead O/S
si_green99 20/May/10 TR O/S
with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
lrandall 18/May/10 Lead O/S
samcook 18/May/10 2nd β

Half jammed half laybacked the crack.

Bumblebee Biggs 17/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
Goodstuff 02/May/10 Lead β
Hidden 28/Apr/10 TR rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/10 TR rpt
dan_o_b 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 28/Apr/10 TR
with Ian Ashworth
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead β
Dahinchl 11/Apr/10 -
with Dan
dan-8990 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with DH
Tomprusk 11/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Alex
spadge 10/Apr/10 -
Tomprusk 18/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Bottom bit was horribly sandy and slippy, after that was amazing!

with Alex and Dan
cosreba 03/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Antony Mottershead ??/2010 -
phil_freeman ??/2010 AltLd RP
Hidden ??/2010 -
LaylayPants 22/Nov/09 TR
duncana 18/Oct/09 Lead

Great route, top bit trickiest but got couple of good cams in (one of which took ages for Pippa to get out), then went for it with laybacks.

with Pippa Archer
pauldrew 10/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/09 2nd
Andy Nicholson ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Marilyn
grady ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 19/Sep/09 Lead

Why did it take me so many years to realise that Flake Crack is a safe climb to lead?

with Al - Warrington
Keith Hubbert 05/Sep/09 TR

Topped out and belayed The Claw from the top

with The Claw
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
barryjacks 20/Aug/09 2nd
with Oleg Makarov
Alex Winter 06/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with J. Winter
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
adam06 25/Jul/09 Lead

finally got round to leading this! isnt as cam dependent as i thought... VS 4c.. but sustained

with dan sturman, chris white
perfectvirus 10/Jul/09 TR O/S
with helen
MountainMing 10/Jul/09 TR O/S
with perfectvirus
elephant0907 24/Jun/09 TR O/S
Gazleah 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with justin wooley
Hidden 17/Jun/09 TR O/S
dashitboarder 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Dad
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
evyasb ?/Jun/09 Lead
steveP 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ewan Mercer
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd O/S
Jon Read 21/Apr/09 Solo
with Tuesday nighters
mjeffery 17/Apr/09 2nd
nia ?/Apr/09 Lead
with pete hutchinson, Richard
aeaton69 16/Feb/09 TR O/S
joe bailey 03/Feb/09 Lead

classic crack climb great for a first time crack assent

with Dave Roddis
ste19 06/Jan/09 Lead

forced to top rope,having no leading gear.incredibly greasey,has what looks like bombproof protection,would be very enjoyable on a warm and dry day.

with sarah timson
afrouk ??/2009 -
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
PeteH 26/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Moxon
rachaeldanks 20/Sep/08 2nd
with mark,andi,gus,sarah
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
senior rita 04/Sep/08 TR rpt
andy007 04/Sep/08 TR O/S

nice - especially the layback at the top

with Chris
Hidden 02/Sep/08 TR O/S
mark s 20/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with andi t
andi turner 20/Aug/08 Solo
with Mark Sharratt
steve2006 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S

great-climb but I needed two large CAMS only had one!!! its a very good VS.

with david moore (age 10)
Rob Davies 30/Jul/08 TR rpt
Jon Read 29/Jul/08 Solo
with Tuesday nighters
mol 23/Jul/08 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 23/Jul/08 Lead
MDowson 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S


with Richard Hargreaves
jiles 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Winter
Alex Winter 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kimberley Saint
hookface 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with raz
John Marsland 11/Jun/08 TR rpt
with Arnaud Garcon, John Haslam
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
steveP 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Cheshire's best route!

with Joe Sacko
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd
mjeffery 05/Jun/08 Lead rpt
rwm7131 16/May/08 Lead
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/May/08 TR O/S
Crewey-Si 14/May/08 TR O/S

didn't have right pro on us to lead... sorry!

with Rob
stemill 13/May/08 TR O/S
with s.hunt
troym 07/May/08 TR rpt
with Clare Pickup
Hidden 07/May/08 TR
Gooders 06/May/08 Lead
with Jon Tan
Boe Jailey 01/May/08 Lead
M0untainM0nkey ?/May/08 TR β

My first ever outdoor climb and still my favourite crack route

The Bad Cough ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lee Bonner
Diggler ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/08 2nd O/S
DaveWarren 23/Apr/08 TR O/S

Gonna get back and lead it.

with Jamie
Jon Read 22/Apr/08 Solo O/S


with Martin Boysen
Hidden 07/Apr/08 Solo rpt
adamjames27 ?/Apr/08 Lead

superb laybacking

with marc urmson, steven broadhurst, scott tompsett, callum lovatt
Tom Eagle 27/Mar/08 Solo rpt
dan1stdan 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

A very enjoyable VS climb.Scrambled to the small fingery holds midway up,then on to a classic layback move up the crack.

with Mark
mark2572 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Found it hard. Lovely climb though!

with Danny
nige ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
hcooper 04/Nov/07 TR
with Thomas Bishop
Mr Wild 25/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Nature_Boy12689 25/Oct/07 Lead RP
steve mee 18/Sep/07 TR
Boe Jailey 17/Sep/07 TR
with Dave Roddis
pauldrew 12/Sep/07 TR
jandyd05 12/Sep/07 TR rpt
with Ian Warren
lost.arrow 04/Sep/07 TR
with ashy69
Hidden 04/Sep/07 TR rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/07 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/07 TR dog
djnc ?/Jul/07 TR
with ad
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
GUZZA 01/May/07 2nd
danny 7a+ ?/May/07 Lead
with kev ,ryan,dave
climbingpixie 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Excellent route, one of the best at the crag. I decided on the layback approach.

with Not seconded
katie75 ?/Mar/07 Lead
with ryan
kevin k ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dave, dan, ryan
kevin k ?/Mar/07 2nd
with dave, dan, ryan
Maciek ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jean
gregoritos ?/Feb/07 Solo O/S
jepotherepo ??/2007 Lead
AndyJBooth ??/2007 TR
fran04 ??/2007 Lead

best route there not long enough tho

with ian andrews
DanT 30/Sep/06 TR dog
joe king 30/Sep/06 TR
with DanT
jandyd05 20/Sep/06 TR O/S

Great layback climb - first proper layback I have done; gave me a real buzz.

with Ian Warren
John Marsland 13/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Goi
goi.ashmore 13/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Great Route!

with John Marsland
Mark Stevenson 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Rich Mayfield
HeatherF 06/Aug/06 Lead
with My mum
wirralclimber1984 ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Si dH 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
MeMeMe 29/Jul/06 2nd
with Andy
Will Hunt 23/Jul/06 TR
with Jamie, Phil and Skull
Hidden 17/Jul/06 TR O/S
Mark Collins 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S

One of my cams was jammed so had to down climb most of the route and get Simon to through me another up. Note to self, keep gear well maintained.

with Simon Cook
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Apr/06 TR rpt
Jamie Light 22/Apr/06 TR
Hidden 17/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Jamie Light 06/Jan/06 TR O/S

Very Cold and slippy at this time of year!

with Phil Baker
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Solo
Tom Eagle 14/Aug/05 Lead

Seemed scary due to hangover, but nice climb!

with Mario Yeomans
Hidden 14/Aug/05 2nd
Mark Riley ?/Jun/05 Solo rpt

Lead onsight August 2000 ****

Mike Parker ?/Aug/04 TR
MeMeMe ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Brown ?/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 29/Jun/04 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
John Marsland 16/Jun/04 Lead
r0b 18/May/04 Lead O/S
with Andy Smith
Hidden ??/2004 Lead rpt
A Crook 26/Aug/03 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 20/Jul/03 Lead
Allan Young 26/Jun/03 2nd rpt
with Peter Taylor
Hidden 16/Jun/03 2nd
Goody 08/Sep/02 TR dog
with Judy Flynn
pete johnson 04/Sep/02 Solo
gonggashan ?/Aug/02 TR O/S
Goody 29/Mar/02 TR dog
with Ian Simpson
Hidden 25/Jul/01 TR
John Marsland 20/Jun/01 Lead
with Ant Williams
Just Another Dave ??/2001 Lead O/S
with cathy?
Tim W 11/Sep/00 TR
barryjacks 28/Aug/00 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Allan Young 27/Jun/00 TR O/S
with Michelle Ryan
barryjacks 20/May/00 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Ratfeeder 13/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Phil
Roget 08/Aug/99 Solo rpt
Steve Pardoe 28/Jul/99 2nd

Strenuous classic corner crack

John Marsland 28/Jul/99 Lead
Tim W 19/May/99 Lead O/S
John Marsland 05/May/99 2nd
with Dave Mould
SR1970 ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat ??/1999 TR O/S
with Dom Rich Sarah
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Peakology ??/1999 TR O/S

The first ascentionist died soloing this one - careful!

with cat
John Marsland 05/Sep/98 Lead
with Ian Manocha
iskra2000 21/Apr/97 2nd
with Mark Leach
Neil Conway ??/1997 2nd O/S
Marti999 ??/1996 Solo
Big Rik ??/1995 -
John Marsland 10/Aug/94 TR
Hidden ??/1994 Solo O/S
AndyP 27/Apr/93 TR O/S

I only owned 1 friend at the time and it walked out of the crack on my attempted lead.

Roget 29/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??/1989 2nd O/S
with Ali, Ian Athroll, John Buckley
Carl Smethurst ??/1988 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Jun/85 TR
Nigel Bond 02/Oct/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 15/Jun/80 TR
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 18/Nov/79 Solo
Hammy 04/May/77 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Rob Davies 19/Jul/76 TR
with Jim Kelly
Ian Jones ??/1975 -
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John
Ian Jones ??/1974 TR O/S
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John
pneame 09/Sep/70 -
lump'o'lead ??/1970 -
RichardMc 07/Apr/68 2nd
with Hugh Banner
Seymore Butt ??/1965 TR
with John Whitfield
kjacks ??/1964 2nd

Hardly done any climbing then, so found it v strenuous - almost made it to top!

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