22m.

Rockfax Description
Exciting and a little bold, a fall may reach the waterline! Climb Concave Wall then follow the break out right almost to the arete, passing a naughty bolt and some irritaing shrubbery on the way. Pull over the roof (old peg) to a good ledge and finish up the exposed rib. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

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donkarlo 5 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I fell off "streaking" up the arete, wasn't far off the waterline !! I will have another go and get rid of my demons soon.
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βeta: I fell off "streaking" up the arete, wasn't far off the waterline !! I will have another go and get rid of my demons soon.
JR 15 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: bomber cams next to the bolt, you dont need it anyway. Still VS.
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βeta: bomber cams next to the bolt, you dont need it anyway. Still VS.
wilkie14c 22 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Not Hard, but thinking of that swing, and the water below gives a unique experience! great route! But what is the grade without clipping the 'naughty' bolt?!!
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βeta: Not Hard, but thinking of that swing, and the water below gives a unique experience! great route! But what is the grade without clipping the 'naughty' bolt?!!
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
sn 10 Sep Lead dnf The last part of the traverse was full of grit and bird poo, which combined with the greenness of the wall below was rather off-putting, so reversed back and finished up the top part of Mad Karoo, which was much pleasanter.
with Denise
The last part of the traverse was full of grit and bird poo, which combined with the greenness of the wall below was rather off-putting, so reversed back and finished up the top part of Mad Karoo, which was much pleasanter.
with Denise
Darren Lam 20 Aug Lead O/S
with Col Di Lana
with Col Di Lana
Trobbo 4 Sep, 2018 2nd
with martin dale
with martin dale
crossdressingrodney 16 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
FergusNorrie 16 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S amazing route! a little thin on gear across the foot and then hand transverse. clipped the bolt and the pull round the end isn't as hard as it looks.
amazing route! a little thin on gear across the foot and then hand transverse. clipped the bolt and the pull round the end isn't as hard as it looks.
radddogg 26 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
AnitaClimb 26 Apr, 2018 2nd β
benrhyd 18 Oct, 2017 Lead
with Joe Barlow
with Joe Barlow
radddogg 4 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Probably the best route I've climbed in the Lancashire quarries. Amazing fun in an outrageous position. I want to go back and do it again. This route has it all; corner climbing, traversing, jugs, crimps and a slabby finish. Miles better and more rewarding than that one with the funny name. Can't believe I haven't climbed this before. Brilliant.
Probably the best route I've climbed in the Lancashire quarries. Amazing fun in an outrageous position. I want to go back and do it again. This route has it all; corner climbing, traversing, jugs, crimps and a slabby finish. Miles better and more rewarding than that one with the funny name. Can't believe I haven't climbed this before. Brilliant.
DenzelLN 4 Jul, 2017 2nd dnf
Elliot King LC&CC 4 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Varied and interesting climbing with gear where needed if a little awkward to place! A worth while route maybe *** but seriously not the best route I've climb in Lancashire
with Mark stehnhouse
Varied and interesting climbing with gear where needed if a little awkward to place! A worth while route maybe *** but seriously not the best route I've climb in Lancashire
with Mark stehnhouse
Treeking82 4 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Flavio 13 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 5 Jul, 2016 Lead Feels intimidating but no hard moves. With a stretch the "naughty bolt" above the overhang can be clipped.
with Phil A
Feels intimidating but no hard moves. With a stretch the "naughty bolt" above the overhang can be clipped.
with Phil A
Hidden 7 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 1 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S JP's gear. cool route
with John P, Dave
JP's gear. cool route
with John P, Dave
Hidden 13 May, 2016 Lead
Hidden 13 May, 2016 Lead
JendeHoxar 17 Mar, 2016 Lead
with George
with George
JendeHoxar 9 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S In the dark; tried to go up too soon at the end of the traverse but couldn't make the move so reversed back into the break several times. Looked at the guidebook later and realised I'd been trying to get on the E4! Eventually went further along the break then up, and found it much easier.
with john_mx
In the dark; tried to go up too soon at the end of the traverse but couldn't make the move so reversed back into the break several times. Looked at the guidebook later and realised I'd been trying to get on the E4! Eventually went further along the break then up, and found it much easier.
with john_mx
john_mx 9 Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 30 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
chris74 11 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
with Richard
with Richard
Martin Davies 5 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Great! Massive holds on traverse and really nice climbing on the final arete.
with Alex Milden
Great! Massive holds on traverse and really nice climbing on the final arete.
with Alex Milden
John Nuttall 16 May, 2015 Lead
with Martin, Elisabeth
with Martin, Elisabeth
Nigel Bond 10 May, 2015 Lead
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
Hidden 22 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
martintom 28 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with chris74
with chris74
chris74 28 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S Martin lead clean onsight
with martintom, Tom
Martin lead clean onsight
with martintom, Tom
Climbster 24 Aug, 2014 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
stevorobs3 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
leeoftroy ?Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2013 2nd O/S
joeflan 19 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 18 Feb, 2013 Lead
with NathanW
with NathanW
howlingbaboon 27 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Madness!
Madness!
Scott Anderson 27 Jul, 2012 Lead
Hidden 21 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Roget 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
Donald Kelly 12 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Sam PMC
with Sam PMC
sjbrook 12 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Tough but brilliant!
Tough but brilliant!
Jacob Forshaw 8 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
climbing son 25 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Amazoniangirl 7 May, 2012 2nd
Ian-WE ?Jan, 2012 -
with Damo
with Damo
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
Scott Anderson ??, 2012 -
Leo Woodhead ??, 2012 2nd β
with Ian W
with Ian W
Graeme Hammond 6 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S An excellent traverse!! I think I traversed a little too far right though past the peg and ending up on loose ground for the final bit of vertical climbing, will have to re climb it one day to find out as it is so good
with Becky E
An excellent traverse!! I think I traversed a little too far right though past the peg and ending up on loose ground for the final bit of vertical climbing, will have to re climb it one day to find out as it is so good
with Becky E
Becky E 6 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
efrance24234 21 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2011 2nd β
Ian-WE 11 Jul, 2011 TR O/S
with Damo
with Damo
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 TR O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 Lead
middlevern ??, 2011 -
JasRY 10 Oct, 2010 2nd
with Chris Wilson
with Chris Wilson
ratm 8 Sep, 2010 2nd dnf Finished up Mad karoo as per the Lead
with joe.91
Finished up Mad karoo as per the Lead
with joe.91
joe.91 8 Sep, 2010 Lead dnf Quite annoyed with this one it was a very sweaty evening and I just didn't like the look of the section past the bolt (mainly as the hanger was spinning freely!). So i finished Mad Karoo which is more bolder then the traverse!
with ratm
Quite annoyed with this one it was a very sweaty evening and I just didn't like the look of the section past the bolt (mainly as the hanger was spinning freely!). So i finished Mad Karoo which is more bolder then the traverse!
with ratm
hellboundblr 8 Aug, 2010 Lead Traverse not too run out or pumpy, final vertical wall thin on gear and rather fingery holds.
with Adrian Goldstraw
Traverse not too run out or pumpy, final vertical wall thin on gear and rather fingery holds.
with Adrian Goldstraw
Leo Woodhead 7 Jul, 2010 2nd
Ianwesterby 7 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
wilkie14c 15 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
with Dave Clarke
with Dave Clarke
richorme 6 Apr, 2010 2nd Very solid lead from Bill. Quite a nerve wracking traverse.
with Bill Watson
Very solid lead from Bill. Quite a nerve wracking traverse.
with Bill Watson
matthewjames 18 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Reaver2k 18 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S Good effort to Matt on this one! Having just broken into VS, he jumped straight on in my opinion a quite solid one! Can imagine the moves out after the bolt feeling quite bold but he didn't seem too nerve-racked by the whole thing. Ended up with a lot of rope-drag, but whats a man to do eh?
Good effort to Matt on this one! Having just broken into VS, he jumped straight on in my opinion a quite solid one! Can imagine the moves out after the bolt feeling quite bold but he didn't seem too nerve-racked by the whole thing. Ended up with a lot of rope-drag, but whats a man to do eh?
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
Old Git Tim ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S ha ha nice rusty peg
with jon vardy, mike reading
ha ha nice rusty peg
with jon vardy, mike reading
Brendan H 24 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
wilkie14c 24 Jun, 2009 Lead rpt
with Brenden
with Brenden
andrewinglis 16 Jun, 2009 2nd
titchykevlaa 24 Jul, 2008 2nd
titchykevlaa 24 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
Hidden 4 Jul, 2008 2nd
shaun stephens ??, 2008 -
csw ??, 2008 Lead O/S
samking251 ??, 2008 -
Mark Wilson23 14 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
wilkie14c 14 Sep, 2007 Lead
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with Murray
with Murray
Hidden ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Tom Phillips 26 Mar, 2007 Lead good route!
good route!
Leofallon 26 Mar, 2007 2nd
samking251 ??, 2007 -
Mark Collins 22 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
with Neil Henson
Johann ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
with Charlie Boscoe
frazzle11 ?Mar, 2005 TR rpt
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead
Neil Conway ??, 2001 2nd O/S
mcgrathr 1 Jun, 1996 -
Dave Westby ??, 1995 Lead O/S
with Garry Nuttal
with Garry Nuttal
Hidden ??, 1989 -
goi.ashmore 26 Jul, 1988 Solo O/S
BigHairyIan 15 Jun, 1988 2nd O/S
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Martin Bennett 4 Sep, 1983 TR
Hammy 17 Dec, 1978 TR
with Jonathan Stacey
with Jonathan Stacey
Derek Ryden ??, 1974 -
Hidden ??, 1972 AltLd
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