26m.

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26m. A big scary pitch weaving its way up the wall - low in the grade but quite harrowing. Climb to the top of the flake then traverse right (old peg) to a crack which leads to a rattly traverse back left to reach the upper crack. The direct link is Short Circuit - E3 5c, high in the grade and it is even more terrifying. © Rockfax

FA. Dennis Carr 1977 FA. (Short Circuit) Al Evans 1977

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NickAL 23 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: An excellent route, interesting all the way and includes a bit of everything: jamming, fingery face climbing/laybacking, mantling, hand traversing, awkward thrutch (at the bottom). Steeper than it look too, when you ab down you end up 8ft out from the crag. Worth 3 stars. On the down side – the rock is a bit dirty and some of it only has a vague association with the rest of the crag or is softer than weetabix. The top crack is good for gear but there is only one other decent gear placement before that. (Didn’t see any peg on the traverse right) I was told it was E2 and climbed it on that basis – and that seems fair. If it is E3 than that must be for the poor protection and dodgy rock.
 
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βeta: An excellent route, interesting all the way and includes a bit of everything: jamming, fingery face climbing/laybacking, mantling, hand traversing, awkward thrutch (at the bottom). Steeper than it look too, when you ab down you end up 8ft out from the crag. Worth 3 stars. On the down side – the rock is a bit dirty and some of it only has a vague association with the rest of the crag or is softer than weetabix. The top crack is good for gear but there is only one other decent gear placement before that. (Didn’t see any peg on the traverse right) I was told it was E2 and climbed it on that basis – and that seems fair. If it is E3 than that must be for the poor protection and dodgy rock.
flyin high 16 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I automatically clipped a peg up and left, before climbing the direct link, which definately brings it down to E3.
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βeta: I automatically clipped a peg up and left, before climbing the direct link, which definately brings it down to E3.
Frank the Husky 22 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: it's steady away at E2 and 5c, but there's no doubt it's good...steep climbing, decent gear and great holds when you need them!
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βeta: it's steady away at E2 and 5c, but there's no doubt it's good...steep climbing, decent gear and great holds when you need them!
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tom_lewis89 18 Sep Lead first of the grade. went for a cheeky TR first to check out the moves/gear and give it a brush. got about half way up and was regretting that decision as was finding it pretty easy. decided to go straight for the lead whilst the moves were familiar - meant that it was dark with a headtorch. brill. so many pegs i ran out of drawers.
first of the grade. went for a cheeky TR first to check out the moves/gear and give it a brush. got about half way up and was regretting that decision as was finding it pretty easy. decided to go straight for the lead whilst the moves were familiar - meant that it was dark with a headtorch. brill. so many pegs i ran out of drawers.
Hidden 15 Sep Lead
Martin Cooper 1 Sep Lead Lots of old pegs
with morganator, Stan
Lots of old pegs
with morganator, Stan
morganator 1 Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 27 May 2nd O/S
Edale 19 May 2nd
with gympaul
with gympaul
Gympaul 19 May 2nd
with Dale
with Dale
Gympaul 19 May Lead
with Dale
with Dale
Alex@home 8 Apr 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Dave Turnbull, BMC 17 Feb Lead
with Mike Hutton
with Mike Hutton
Frank the Husky 14 Sep, 2018 -
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Hidden 8 Aug, 2018 Lead
Hannes B 3 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Joss
with Joss
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 TR rpt
danielroymoss 22 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Tom Wild lead
Tom Wild lead
The Grist 19 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt My annual lead of this route. Well protected.....if the pegs are good. A big if.
with Dan Metcalfe
My annual lead of this route. Well protected.....if the pegs are good. A big if.
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 19 Jun, 2018 2nd
with the grist
with the grist
Frank the Husky 16 May, 2018 -
with Fleuriot
with Fleuriot
John Jefferies 9 May, 2018 2nd O/S
phil64 30 Apr, 2018 Lead Great fun climbing
with matt dean
Great fun climbing
with matt dean
Hidden 14 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
janegallwey 14 Apr, 2018 2nd
Mike W 9 Apr, 2018 Lead RP
Chriswallis2 9 Apr, 2018 Lead β Clipped Mike's runners.
with Mike W
Clipped Mike's runners.
with Mike W
RM199 4 Nov, 2017 Lead dog
tingle 4 Nov, 2017 2nd
Jack2222 4 Nov, 2017 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Stefan_TR 12 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt Felt really fun climbing this after seconding Barrie on it last time. Feels fairly low in the grade but does have some fairly scaryish moves. Didn't get pumped. Had a shouting match with some kids at the top who had decided to chuck some big rocks over the edge!!!!
Felt really fun climbing this after seconding Barrie on it last time. Feels fairly low in the grade but does have some fairly scaryish moves. Didn't get pumped. Had a shouting match with some kids at the top who had decided to chuck some big rocks over the edge!!!!
Barrie Schofield II 13 Jun, 2017 Lead
Stefan_TR 13 Jun, 2017 2nd β Seconded Barrie on this. Will lead it next time.
Seconded Barrie on this. Will lead it next time.
Dave Turnbull, BMC 1 Jun, 2017 Lead
with Kasia
with Kasia
Dave Turnbull, BMC 1 Jun, 2017 Lead
with Kasia
with Kasia
Jan Masat ?May, 2017 Lead RP
with Sarah
with Sarah
Wil Treasure 29 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Mike Cheque
with Mike Cheque
Hidden 29 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 26 Dec, 2016 Lead I've climbed Short Circuit before so can't really claim an onsight as this only has about 10' of independent (easier) climbing. Felt about E1 but I probably just got lucky. Best route of the crag probably.
I've climbed Short Circuit before so can't really claim an onsight as this only has about 10' of independent (easier) climbing. Felt about E1 but I probably just got lucky. Best route of the crag probably.
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S wet
with the wizard of Birk Gill
wet
with the wizard of Birk Gill
Wizzy 29 Oct, 2016 Lead β On Theo's gear. Very damp, felt quite easy?
On Theo's gear. Very damp, felt quite easy?
db79 23 Oct, 2016 2nd dog
Mr Wild 16 Aug, 2016 2nd
with MNA123
with MNA123
MNA123 16 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt Almost 6 years to the day since I last climbed this (21st August 2010). Felt good, easier than I remember but wouldn't like to test the pegs, steep and pumpy finish.
with Mr Wild
Almost 6 years to the day since I last climbed this (21st August 2010). Felt good, easier than I remember but wouldn't like to test the pegs, steep and pumpy finish.
with Mr Wild
Dave Turnbull, BMC 16 Aug, 2016 Lead
with Kasia
with Kasia
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 14 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
WilliamRupp 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
with FelixJT
with FelixJT
FelixJT 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2016 Lead rpt
Jim Slater 24 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Billant climbing, rivials more celebrated classics on quarried grit. E2 or E3 who knows the main thing is the 3* quality!
Billant climbing, rivials more celebrated classics on quarried grit. E2 or E3 who knows the main thing is the 3* quality!
Hidden 22 Apr, 2016 2nd
MrFantastic 22 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mitch, Catherine
with Mitch, Catherine
Hidden 20 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
Adam24B 17 Apr, 2016 Lead Sort of a retro flash, top roped it a couple of years ago but it didn't help me on the lead in the slightest!
with Steaph Chaimbeul
Sort of a retro flash, top roped it a couple of years ago but it didn't help me on the lead in the slightest!
with Steaph Chaimbeul
phil64 13 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt good rte, easy e3
with phil baker
good rte, easy e3
with phil baker
a pedley ??, 2016 Lead Definitely E2, how anybody could think this is E3 is deluded, good route though
with Andy stewart
Definitely E2, how anybody could think this is E3 is deluded, good route though
with Andy stewart
Andy Peak 1 5 Dec, 2015 Lead rpt Always a treat
with Cricket palmer
Always a treat
with Cricket palmer
Mike W 1 Nov, 2015 2nd O/S
phil64 29 Sep, 2015 Lead Good moves and clean
with matt dean
Good moves and clean
with matt dean
Hannes B 25 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Neil C
with Neil C
Hidden 7 Sep, 2015 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 7 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
with Kasia
with Kasia
Longsufferingropeholder 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Good steep fun. Didn't feel scary at all but be sure to top out before the pump-clock reaches 0:00
with C May
Good steep fun. Didn't feel scary at all but be sure to top out before the pump-clock reaches 0:00
with C May
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
Alex@home 21 Aug, 2015 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Hidden 18 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 18 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Gav
with Gav
The Grist 16 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
with Lee Hamilton
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11 Jun, 2015 Lead
with Kasia
with Kasia
Hidden 11 Jun, 2015 2nd
codenamel 1 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 28 May, 2015 Lead Nice climbing. Very steady with good gear throughout.
with Paul Mitchell
Nice climbing. Very steady with good gear throughout.
with Paul Mitchell
Toby Dunn 4 May, 2015 Lead
with Tom Mills
with Tom Mills
Andy Peak 1 28 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Years iv wanted to do this, loved every moment
with phill ukc
Years iv wanted to do this, loved every moment
with phill ukc
Somerset swede basher 25 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Andy Nicholson
with Andy Nicholson
Tenntenntuihn ??, 2015 -
Tenntenntuihn ??, 2015 Lead G/U
DanielGyi 6 Dec, 2014 2nd rpt
M_Robinson 6 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
matt.stevenson 6 Dec, 2014 TR β
danwilliams99 11 Oct, 2014 2nd dnf First trad day in a few months. Great route to try seconding. Got to the lower one of the two small shelves.
with Dan Gyi
First trad day in a few months. Great route to try seconding. Got to the lower one of the two small shelves.
with Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 11 Oct, 2014 Lead rpt
DanielGyi 30 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
James Oakes 30 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 29 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with Harry Turnbull
with Harry Turnbull
Alex Winter 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Went up on Jake's gear after he sacked it off. The move up from the ledge above the pegs required a bit of thought. Very very muggy.
with jiles
Went up on Jake's gear after he sacked it off. The move up from the ledge above the pegs required a bit of thought. Very very muggy.
with jiles
jiles 21 Jun, 2014 2nd
TraverseKing 15 Jun, 2014 -
angus 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with rich sawyer
with rich sawyer
manwithacam 21 May, 2014 Lead Easy E2? This venue a bit overgraded? Or just a friendly crag for plastic pullers? So many questions.
with Mark, Alan
Easy E2? This venue a bit overgraded? Or just a friendly crag for plastic pullers? So many questions.
with Mark, Alan
The Grist 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
with Lee Hamilton
Leo Woodhead 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome route and my first E3. Committing moves throughout but with decent enough gear! Got pretty pumped by the time I got to the final crack. I had to tell myself to chill and shake out before making the final moves to top out!
Awesome route and my first E3. Committing moves throughout but with decent enough gear! Got pretty pumped by the time I got to the final crack. I had to tell myself to chill and shake out before making the final moves to top out!
phil64 ?May, 2014 Lead rpt
with tim neill
with tim neill
alaan 20 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with helen
with helen
David Kay 8 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S What a faff! It was a bit wet so I was taking a cautious approach anyway and spending time getting good gear in. Then I ran out of quick draws so I hauled some up on one rope from the hands-off rest - sorry to keep you waiting Moritz! Great route with moves that feel committing but are never too hard.
What a faff! It was a bit wet so I was taking a cautious approach anyway and spending time getting good gear in. Then I ran out of quick draws so I hauled some up on one rope from the hands-off rest - sorry to keep you waiting Moritz! Great route with moves that feel committing but are never too hard.
Moritz L 8 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 8 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
steveb2006 3 Aug, 2013 Lead Another good repeat
Another good repeat
MischaHY 15 Jul, 2013 Lead RP Really classy route with a few committing moves, definitely worth the effort. E2 in my opinion, but gets the 5c badge if just for the crux. Top out was interesting and rather strenuous, I was half convinced the big rectangle at the top was going to shift when I pulled on it.
Really classy route with a few committing moves, definitely worth the effort. E2 in my opinion, but gets the 5c badge if just for the crux. Top out was interesting and rather strenuous, I was half convinced the big rectangle at the top was going to shift when I pulled on it.
Stig 5 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt On Simon's gear
with Simon
On Simon's gear
with Simon
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
jamesgodwin64 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with John Copper
with John Copper
Hidden 26 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt
Hidden 19 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 15 Jun, 2013 Lead Loved it but barely 5c if at all
with RM199
Loved it but barely 5c if at all
with RM199
RM199 15 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S Very good climbing, but too many disposable holds to be 3 star.
Very good climbing, but too many disposable holds to be 3 star.
Hidden 15 Jun, 2013 Lead rpt
PTatts 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Petar Samkov 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt
sputnik 5 Apr, 2013 TR rpt
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
phil64 24 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S gogarth comes to the peak
with matt dean
gogarth comes to the peak
with matt dean
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 19 Oct, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 27 Sep, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 27 Sep, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 27 Sep, 2012 TR rpt
sputnik 27 Sep, 2012 TR rpt
vassy05 ?Aug, 2012 -
mwatson 9 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Jake Young 9 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
bwestwood 3 Jul, 2012 2nd
Chad123 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Fun route, varied moves, first half is easy, mostly 5a climbing though spaced gear and a spooky flake to start (best started up the front of the flake), top half has one thin move near pegs then a lovely steep crack to finish. E2 5c seems fair and low in grade due to sport like nature of crux!
with tebs, sgl
Fun route, varied moves, first half is easy, mostly 5a climbing though spaced gear and a spooky flake to start (best started up the front of the flake), top half has one thin move near pegs then a lovely steep crack to finish. E2 5c seems fair and low in grade due to sport like nature of crux!
with tebs, sgl
Hidden 23 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
JBO 28 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Mar, 2012 2nd
pie_eater_pete 11 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Niall
with Niall
sputnik 16 Jan, 2012 TR rpt
kingholmesy ??, 2012 Lead O/S
with Hills
with Hills
sputnik 26 Nov, 2011 TR rpt
sputnik 26 Nov, 2011 TR rpt
sputnik 26 Nov, 2011 TR rpt
sputnik 20 Nov, 2011 TR O/S
sputnik 20 Nov, 2011 TR rpt
sputnik 20 Nov, 2011 TR rpt
Hidden 6 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Alex@home 6 Nov, 2011 2nd rpt
with TonyM
with TonyM
Dave Foster 4 Sep, 2011 Lead β On Si's gear, which was spaced but bomber. Great route with a well protected, crimpy crux followed by a gradual pump to the top. Possibly E2 in its current state but imagine it could feel E3 with just the shite peg.
with Si 2
On Si's gear, which was spaced but bomber. Great route with a well protected, crimpy crux followed by a gradual pump to the top. Possibly E2 in its current state but imagine it could feel E3 with just the shite peg.
with Si 2
Hidden 4 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 10 Aug, 2011 2nd Fell off with hands on top of the crag!
with Nick Conway
Fell off with hands on top of the crag!
with Nick Conway
Brown 22 May, 2011 Lead β
with Andy R
with Andy R
gregoritos 7 May, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 4 May, 2011 Lead O/S
cliffrad 13 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Great route. A dog came over and ate my sock while I was chillin on the flake! Funny stuff!
Great route. A dog came over and ate my sock while I was chillin on the flake! Funny stuff!
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
JulesV 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
highlux 20 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Spooky in the damp conditions, but a great climb and good pro - just a bit spaced here and there!
Spooky in the damp conditions, but a great climb and good pro - just a bit spaced here and there!
MNA123 21 Aug, 2010 - Good route, low in the grade, probably E3 only just because of the snappy rock. John pulled off the left hand sidepull on the crux (just above the pegs) although it is still useable. Good steep upper section, good gear i thought.
with john (Krank)
Good route, low in the grade, probably E3 only just because of the snappy rock. John pulled off the left hand sidepull on the crux (just above the pegs) although it is still useable. Good steep upper section, good gear i thought.
with john (Krank)
philhilo 17 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S Need to get back on this and lead it. Straight forward but steep.Felt good and took my time for the exercise. Can be treated like a sports route for 2nd.
Need to get back on this and lead it. Straight forward but steep.Felt good and took my time for the exercise. Can be treated like a sports route for 2nd.
Brian Rodgers 17 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
willoates 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S good rests, good gear i thought.
with Ed, Chadders
good rests, good gear i thought.
with Ed, Chadders
Peakpdr 6 May, 2010 2nd
with P. Mitchell
with P. Mitchell
PeteH 1 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Chris Fox
with Chris Fox
Hidden 19 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
chris m fisher 19 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Andy
with Andy
Stig 5 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Totally classic.
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Totally classic.
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
phardman 5 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ??, 2004 Lead
with Mike Thorpe
with Mike Thorpe
nige 28 Oct, 2003 Lead
with nick colton
with nick colton
lowersharpnose 1 Jan, 2001 Lead Can't remember the date
with tombawimba
Can't remember the date
with tombawimba
Nigel Coe 27 Jun, 1999 2nd
with Martin Crocker
with Martin Crocker
Hidden 23 May, 1999 2nd
Marti999 ??, 1998 Lead
Stoney Boy 27 Oct, 1996 Lead O/S
with Rick Scott
with Rick Scott
Roget 25 Jul, 1993 Lead G/U Had backed off on a previous visit.
with colin
Had backed off on a previous visit.
with colin
Neil McA 5 Jul, 1992 Lead O/S
with Beak 2
with Beak 2
steveb2006 23 Feb, 1992 Lead
MikePycroft 23 Feb, 1992 2nd
MikePycroft 23 Feb, 1992 2nd
charlesmfrench 9 Sep, 1990 2nd O/S
uphillnow ?Sep, 1990 -
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 2nd O/S
Nickc ??, 1990 Lead
Bulls Crack ??, 1989 Lead O/S yuck grim climb grim cliff
with AM
yuck grim climb grim cliff
with AM
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