Rockfax Description
14m. The twin bending cracks are a bit crusty and are good practice for South Stack at Gogarth! © Rockfax

FA. Al Evans 1977

Rob Moorcroft 05/Oct/17 Lead
with Molly Worth
Hidden 16/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Brodes 26/May/17 Lead O/S
with Andrew H
Handsforfeet 25/May/17 Lead dog

Missed the hold, tried to pull up from top of the block & fell. Got back on & finished

with Gareth
Hidden 25/May/17 2nd
alexcollins123 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 15/Apr/17 2nd
Tim Harper 15/Apr/17 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 22/Jan/17 Lead rpt
devious wally 22/Jan/17 2nd rpt
Retro Rowan ??/2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 28/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with James - KMC
mrphilipoldham 26/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Not so bad, loose block about 8ft off the ground didn't inspire confidence but it felt quite solid from there on.

devious wally 26/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Guidebook description of "deceptively bad" (OTM) is a bit unfair in my opinion. Not bad really felt tough for the grade even on second. Sterling lead by Phil

Mr Wild 16/Aug/16 Lead rpt
MNA123 16/Aug/16 2nd

Not bad, quite steep and pumpy.

j616s 14/Aug/16 Sent O/S
pauline_chester 07/Aug/16 TR O/S

Sustained climbing. Third route of day

with Dave Greenald
Rob Davies 26/Jun/16 2nd dog

Foot slipped while trying to avoid big arm-pulls! Cruddier than I remember.

with Phil Ashton
WilliamRupp 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 25/May/16 TR


buxtoncoffeelover 25/May/16 Lead
smoreda 25/May/16 2nd
JdotP 30/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Red Ted
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
MrFantastic 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Catherine
mitseb 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Igor Tomaszewski
Mike Sherman 24/Jan/16 Sent O/S

In my book this go's up a few meters and is a V0, didn't free solo the whole trad route

Alfie Maun 22/Nov/15 2nd
M_Robinson 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 26/Apr/15 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
The Blue Bucket 21/Apr/15 Lead G/U
Tenntenntuihn ??/2015 -
Tenntenntuihn ??/2015 Lead G/U
Fragmod 04/Nov/14 Sent
Oliver.Pickup 05/Oct/14 TR RP
with David Greenald
Oliver.Pickup 10/Aug/14 TR dog

very very wet also a chick on a ledge caused me to fall

with David Greenald
Oliver.Pickup 15/Jun/14 TR dnf
with David Greenald
Oliver.Pickup 11/May/14 TR dnf
with Alexander Lloyd, David Greenald
James Oakes 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tim newton 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 28/Mar/14 Lead

Honest, uphill fun

with Paul Mitchell
ben.phillips 08/Jan/14 2nd O/S
with Rob Kempster, Jared Kitchen
MischaHY ??/2014 -
Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Stoff 04/Jun/13 2nd dog
with gpcomps
gpcomps 21/May/13 Lead dog

Tougher than it looks

Cake 05/May/13 2nd O/S

Fairly dirty with plenty of sand falling down at the top. Second should wear a helmet while belaying

rod757 ?/Mar/13 Lead dog

had a tough time on this one!

p_won 29/Dec/12 Sent
Hidden 28/Oct/12 2nd O/S
sputnik 16/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Triggy Pop 26/Sep/12 2nd
with Jon Holland
JemG 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Jem
David Kay 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cem 04/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Kirill 04/Mar/12 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Sent
timmyhobby 21/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Dec/11 Sent O/S
ozzie35 14/Sep/11 Lead rpt

First HVS

nath_casper 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with montse
James Oswald 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Would be nice if it wasn't loose and sandy.

tmawer 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with andrea
Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd
Stoff 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with gpcomps
gpcomps 09/Jun/11 Lead dog
Boran 02/Jun/11 TR dog
Hidden 16/Jan/11 -
Hidden 16/Jan/11 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jan/11 2nd dog
Nickc ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd dog
cliffrad 13/Nov/10 2nd rpt
Hannes B 06/Aug/10 Solo
with Rik
cliffrad 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with ian
eazyclimbing 25/Jul/10 2nd
with cliff
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/10 2nd O/S
simonward 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ndraper1 ?/Jun/10 Lead
R8JimBob88 12/May/10 2nd O/S

I found it much easier than other HVS's I have climbed. As previously mentioned there is a loose jug near to the top. Can't see it going anywhere but if it does don't blame me!

with James
Dan Lane 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Nothing special, some sandy and crumbly rock.

mark20 01/May/10 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 03/Apr/10 Lead

Actually OK

with Phil Ashton
PeteH 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Dry in the pouring rain! Except for the top jugs, and the tree... Steep and pumpy, nice.

willoates 05/Mar/10 Solo rpt

Had seconded it ages ago. there's a couple of really loose holds that are also jugs now, so be careful

MarkCoupe ??/2010 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
patch ??/2010 2nd
frume 06/Nov/09 2nd O/S

didn't like this climb. One of the main big holds 3/4 way up made a horrible creaking noise above my head. it is well named though, alot harder than it looks.

Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd
A Downing 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Ben & Gaz
bavarianGaz 05/Sep/09 2nd
with Andy and Ben
Steve Wolstencroft 27/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Leo
Leo Woodhead 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed Deception. Ended up climbing it in the dark. Luckily there was a bit of light from one of the street lights nearby! There is a loose block 2/3 of the way up but other than that great climb!

with Steve Wolstencroft
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd dog
Peakpdr 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S

does exactly what it says on the tin

with nick
willoates ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Chadders
A Downing 17/May/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Dirty but good climbing

with Dan & Gaz
bavarianGaz 17/May/09 2nd
with Andy and Dan
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
tommakin ?/Mar/09 Lead dnf
with James Maxwell
tommakin ?/Mar/09 Lead dnf

A misty wet day saw us retreat from the Roaches only to struggle up greasy damp rock, fingers popped out of pocket 1/3 of the way up, gear popped, all hell broke loose and i ended up able to kis maxwell on the head for saving my ass (who was on his knees!!)..i hope noone was watching....i wont be back all the same

with James Maxwell
Stoff ?/Dec/08 TR

Wet and muddy !

Stig 25/Jun/08 TR

Looks vaguely ok from below but is utter gash.

HIGHTOWER 18/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Thynne
Pete Horn 01/Jun/08 Lead β
with Gerard
dan1stdan 01/Mar/08 Lead O/S

So much harder than it looked.

with Mark
mark2572 01/Mar/08 2nd dog

Hated it. handhold came loose and fell on me. Fell twice and hung on it loads. it was a relief when I reached the top.

with Danny
clintos ?/Mar/08 2nd
with jonny green
cem 18/Aug/07 2nd rpt
Mr Wild ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
JdotP 12/May/06 2nd O/S
with Stuart Bury
cem 06/Nov/05 2nd
with James Gill, Graham Dolman
Hidden 05/Sep/05 TR
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