14m.

Rockfax Description
The flake leads to ledges, move right to the carved letters DC and a step up and left to another ledge. Finish up the steep crack to a shrubby exit. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Requires a committed move on the ledge, not for the feint hearted.

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

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DJF 26 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Big lead by Rob. I seconded. Traverse is bold and unprotected from below your feet. A fall wouldn’t be fun there... Condition of the top-out is poor too making it interesting. Possibly deserves a higher grade b/c if that traverse?
 
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βeta: Big lead by Rob. I seconded. Traverse is bold and unprotected from below your feet. A fall wouldn’t be fun there... Condition of the top-out is poor too making it interesting. Possibly deserves a higher grade b/c if that traverse?
Harry Ikin 10 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Led it at the weekend. The traverse felt exposed as the last bit of gear was below my feet as I started the traverse. The wall above "DC" had no gear. Having said all of that the climbing was only just 4a. It's just a head thing.
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βeta: Led it at the weekend. The traverse felt exposed as the last bit of gear was below my feet as I started the traverse. The wall above "DC" had no gear. Having said all of that the climbing was only just 4a. It's just a head thing.
Iggy_B 23 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Would be quite bold for a Severe leader, the gear on the top section is rather sparse.
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βeta: Would be quite bold for a Severe leader, the gear on the top section is rather sparse.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
sn 10 Sep 2nd rpt
with Denise
with Denise
DJF 26 Jul 2nd
Emhewson 25 May Lead
Georgecroot 11 Apr 2nd
james5810 11 Apr Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Apr 2nd
patersonr ?? Lead G/U
Trev speariett 29 Aug, 2018 Solo
lewis_james84 5 Jul, 2018 Lead
MikePen 12 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt Very difficult to protect the traverse. A suggested alternative would be to hand traverse then hands could be put where the feet usually go.
with Mike Huntingdon
Very difficult to protect the traverse. A suggested alternative would be to hand traverse then hands could be put where the feet usually go.
with Mike Huntingdon
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 7 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt
radddogg 7 Jun, 2018 Lead
stratandrew 23 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Dave Wylie
with Dave Wylie
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead
sn 16 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt Unnerving for the grade !
with Denise
Unnerving for the grade !
with Denise
Mangmu 29 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Rob, Jagdish gurung
with Rob, Jagdish gurung
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 29 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Mchildren 30 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Taffa 21 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with James Findlay
with James Findlay
Chris Hatton 6 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Pretty run out
Pretty run out
steven 6 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Chris Hatton
with Chris Hatton
JendeHoxar 13 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Daniel
with Daniel
Sammahoney 3 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Leithcampbell 3 May, 2017 -
Trobbo 20 Apr, 2017 2nd
with david wilson
with david wilson
Hidden 1 Nov, 2016 Lead
Hidden 15 Oct, 2016 Lead
Hidden 24 Sep, 2016 Lead
Martin Bennett 6 Sep, 2016 -
with Tony Jackson
with Tony Jackson
LukeT27 29 Aug, 2016 2nd
Aeron Thomas 29 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with LukeT27
with LukeT27
Mayaculpa 23 Aug, 2016 TR Nice enough on top rope. In no hurry to lead it
with Mike Rotraxion
Nice enough on top rope. In no hurry to lead it
with Mike Rotraxion
Tomp580 18 Aug, 2016 2nd Intimidating
Intimidating
Chappers28 18 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
james5810 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Trev speariett 18 Aug, 2016 Lead
Martin Davies 29 Jul, 2016 Solo rpt
Drownthemonester 21 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Big flap moment just after the traverse when load testing a nut that pinged out and barndoored it hardcore. No fall though.
with Robbo
Big flap moment just after the traverse when load testing a nut that pinged out and barndoored it hardcore. No fall though.
with Robbo
EamonH 14 Jun, 2016 Lead
with Andy B
with Andy B
Matt Reed 4 May, 2016 -
Steve Clark 4 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 17 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
martintom 11 Aug, 2015 2nd
with David Summerskill
with David Summerskill
bennidavies90 10 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 10 Jul, 2015 Solo rpt
Hidden 5 Jun, 2015 Lead β
Hidden 7 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Steve Clark 7 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 26 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
swindley ??, 2015 -
Hidden 22 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 24 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
johnrich 23 Jun, 2014 TR
with quirky
with quirky
climbupflydown 15 Jun, 2014 2nd
J Walker 9 Jun, 2014 TR
with Danny B
with Danny B
J Walker 9 Jun, 2014 TR
with Danny B
with Danny B
martintom 27 May, 2014 Lead
MikePen 27 May, 2014 Lead O/S A number 2 Friend would have been helpful towards the top.
with Katya
A number 2 Friend would have been helpful towards the top.
with Katya
daveagriff 19 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Stuart Hossack
with Stuart Hossack
jasperatus 23 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
jemmaclimbs 13 Apr, 2014 Lead β
J Walker 11 Apr, 2014 2nd
with Danny B
with Danny B
Hidden 11 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
bennidavies90 9 Apr, 2014 Lead
sarahjk ?Apr, 2014 Lead
rocktraveller ??, 2014 -
ejellard 26 Aug, 2013 Lead
with gav
with gav
gav 26 Aug, 2013 2nd β
with ejellard, Mark
with ejellard, Mark
RM199 6 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
Chris Nash 5 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 -
colinw 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S great first half climb, peppered by poor gear, poor rock, poor top out and unprotected traverse from second half!
with woodsy
great first half climb, peppered by poor gear, poor rock, poor top out and unprotected traverse from second half!
with woodsy
Hidden 18 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 31 May, 2013 Solo O/S
Simonpeel 21 May, 2013 Lead O/S
ElliottB 8 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson ??, 2013 -
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Scott Anderson 27 Jul, 2012 Lead
Derek Robinson 27 Jun, 2012 2nd dnf Thanks to another team stealing the top of the route (they started on Concave Wall), Mark had to make his own way up to a crappy, sappling-infested top-out.
Thanks to another team stealing the top of the route (they started on Concave Wall), Mark had to make his own way up to a crappy, sappling-infested top-out.
Mark Collins 27 Jun, 2012 Lead rpt Arrived in a sleep deprived state, to a muggy and deserted Denham. Tip toed around endless dog turds to attempt this easy route only to be forced up a harder line to the left by a newly arrived team who started up Concave Wall and then traversed left into our route. Rope drag and some time later my second was unable to follow the harder and big swing potential of the new traverse back left. Lowered him to the ground, abbed down collecting the gear, and went to the pub. Best decision of the day!
Arrived in a sleep deprived state, to a muggy and deserted Denham. Tip toed around endless dog turds to attempt this easy route only to be forced up a harder line to the left by a newly arrived team who started up Concave Wall and then traversed left into our route. Rope drag and some time later my second was unable to follow the harder and big swing potential of the new traverse back left. Lowered him to the ground, abbed down collecting the gear, and went to the pub. Best decision of the day!
jonwright 25 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Scary traverse with potential to deck, not much protection, loose top out - definitely zero stars
with peter
Scary traverse with potential to deck, not much protection, loose top out - definitely zero stars
with peter
Andy Mathers 15 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Donald Kelly 12 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Sam PMC
with Sam PMC
sjbrook 12 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Exposed traverse with deck out potential for both lead and second.
Exposed traverse with deck out potential for both lead and second.
Jacob Forshaw 8 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Alastair 27 May, 2012 2nd
with Jane Edwards
with Jane Edwards
bgreen3761 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2012 -
erbridger 13 Nov, 2011 Lead
Jackspratt 11 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S maybe more than one piece of gear after starting the traverse would have been more appropriate slightly dangerous
maybe more than one piece of gear after starting the traverse would have been more appropriate slightly dangerous
Mike Hood 6 Nov, 2011 Lead
adunlop ?Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
matgorman 5 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
toby farnworth ?Oct, 2011 -
RagingSphere 22 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Martin Imms 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
ratm 8 Sep, 2010 Lead
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 8 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
with ratm
with ratm
Hidden 10 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
ayuplass 9 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with miles
with miles
jmarshall 19 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with ben knowles
with ben knowles
Matt Bill Platypus 15 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Took the right hand exit after moving up to the left above the ledge, as didn't like the look of the gear (lack of) or the top out. Yes, wimp, I know!
with John ?
Took the right hand exit after moving up to the left above the ledge, as didn't like the look of the gear (lack of) or the top out. Yes, wimp, I know!
with John ?
Albanian ??, 2010 -
iainpowell ?Dec, 2009 Lead
with Adam Clarkson
with Adam Clarkson
Hidden 24 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
trish1968 17 Sep, 2009 2nd
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
tmawer 29 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with John
with John
PeteH 15 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
Ralfy 5 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 9 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Will not climb again, no protection for traverse and lack of placements for remainder of climb.
with wheelo
Will not climb again, no protection for traverse and lack of placements for remainder of climb.
with wheelo
bbangbala 2 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Matt Davies
with Matt Davies
Old Git Tim ?Jul, 2009 Lead β
with jon vardy
with jon vardy
Hidden 12 Jun, 2009 2nd
carl_123 5 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
with gino
with gino
andrewinglis 4 Jun, 2009 2nd
Sam Ash 2 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
with Dave Docherty
with Dave Docherty
carl_123 24 May, 2009 2nd
with freeman
with freeman
jeffb 11 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Calder
with Calder
Calder 11 May, 2009 2nd
with jeffb
with jeffb
Luko 1 May, 2009 Lead rpt
conboy93 ?May, 2009 Lead
nia 26 Apr, 2009 -
Josh Hoyle 21 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
kennypkuk 20 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Brian Leonard
with Brian Leonard
kjbix 15 Jun, 2008 Lead
lancashirelass 15 Jun, 2008 2nd
with kjbix
with kjbix
bigglesbutcha 7 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Rich Bostock
with Rich Bostock
Olivia Ferrari ?Jun, 2008 TR O/S
TonyP 21 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with KENNY
with KENNY
wheelo 6 May, 2008 Lead
with pete
with pete
Hidden 17 Apr, 2008 Lead rpt
Hidden 17 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
Craig Hargreaves 15 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Belay set-up improving.
with FMC?
Belay set-up improving.
with FMC?
Hidden 15 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
mozza1234 9 Mar, 2008 2nd rpt The ledge is a nervous moment. Was clipped into a pitton under the DC letters but was a lot of rope between myself and that clip. Wouldn't have liked to lead it!
with Dave Tibbits
The ledge is a nervous moment. Was clipped into a pitton under the DC letters but was a lot of rope between myself and that clip. Wouldn't have liked to lead it!
with Dave Tibbits
MartF ??, 2008 Lead
stev1da ??, 2008 -
samking251 ??, 2008 -
Mark Wilson23 14 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
wilkie14c 14 Sep, 2007 Lead
Hidden 4 Sep, 2007 2nd
Hidden 18 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2007 Lead rpt
Taffa 1 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Rick Ginns
with Rick Ginns
joebo ??, 2007 -
jsw1 16 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Susan Crawshaw
with Susan Crawshaw
kitch01 ?Aug, 2006 TR O/S
with terry webb
with terry webb
Hidden 28 Jul, 2006 TR O/S
Conan 6 Jun, 2006 2nd
Howard J 6 Jun, 2006 Lead rpt
with Conan
with Conan
Trobbo 4 May, 2006 Lead
with darren hartley
with darren hartley
Neil Henson 22 Apr, 2006 Lead Loose top out a long way above the gear. Was also having a real battle with rope drag - a frightening experience. Double ropes recommended. The traverse along the ledge is also quite scary with groundfall potential.
with Mark Collins
Loose top out a long way above the gear. Was also having a real battle with rope drag - a frightening experience. Double ropes recommended. The traverse along the ledge is also quite scary with groundfall potential.
with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 22 Apr, 2006 2nd
with Neil Henson
with Neil Henson
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Howard J 7 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with Helen Severn
with Helen Severn
Mark Collins 19 Mar, 2005 Lead O/S
eccyamigo 5 May, 2003 Lead O/S
with steve burrows
with steve burrows
Trobbo 5 May, 2003 2nd
with darren hartley
with darren hartley
cjphillips ?May, 2003 Lead
Mick King 16 Apr, 2002 Solo O/S
Neil Conway ??, 2001 Lead O/S
ellie macpherson ?Sep, 1995 2nd
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Martin Bennett 17 Sep, 1993 Solo
Hidden 21 May, 1991 Lead
John Southworth ?Jul, 1990 Solo
Hidden 1 May, 1988 TR
Hidden 1 May, 1987 Lead
goi.ashmore 16 Aug, 1986 Solo β
Martin Bennett 7 Jun, 1980 Solo
Hammy 5 Feb, 1978 Solo
oldmanofmow ?May, 1977 Lead Caper Montis meet
Caper Montis meet
Hammy 13 Feb, 1977 Solo
Derek Ryden ??, 1974 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 1973 Lead
Hidden ??, 1972 AltLd
Hidden 31 May, 1970 AltLd O/S
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