16m.

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A great little outing with an exposed finale. Climb the slab then flop onto a ledge on the left (possible thread belay in the corner to cut down rope drag). Climb the groove to ledges then move out to an exposed finish up the very arete. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

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Iggy_B 23 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Nice airy finish, a good route, if a little grubby.
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βeta: Nice airy finish, a good route, if a little grubby.
Rocktart 13 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A cracking little route, a V Diff in a quarry with exposure! 3 stars, a must do for any visitor.
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βeta: A cracking little route, a V Diff in a quarry with exposure! 3 stars, a must do for any visitor.
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mikewarwick 21 Jul Lead O/S
beth_spear 14 Jul Lead O/S
Stuart Russell 14 Jul 2nd
mountainremedy 25 May Lead O/S Wouldn’t give it 3 stars due to the choss. Nice exposed position on the arête for the finale
Wouldn’t give it 3 stars due to the choss. Nice exposed position on the arête for the finale
EllenHolmes 25 May 2nd Not much gear for a VDiff! Nice bit of exposure at the top
Not much gear for a VDiff! Nice bit of exposure at the top
EdwardC 1 May Lead
ScottHoward 12 Apr Lead O/S climbed in walking boots
with EdwardC
climbed in walking boots
with EdwardC
james5810 11 Apr Lead rpt
Rachel_b91 11 Apr 2nd
Hidden 11 Apr 2nd
jodikate 9 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tom C, Jess
with Tom C, Jess
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 5 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
with Bryan bates
with Bryan bates
Brewerbry 5 Jul, 2018 Lead
dan_o_b 23 May, 2018 Lead O/S
nathan.waring 14 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
jessieleong 5 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Bold start- required bouldery moves and no gear until 8m up with a red cam in the quarried bits. Once high up there was good gear before committing traverse out on flake and extreme steps! Not too bad, but a bit filthy!
Bold start- required bouldery moves and no gear until 8m up with a red cam in the quarried bits. Once high up there was good gear before committing traverse out on flake and extreme steps! Not too bad, but a bit filthy!
Rory Southworth 5 Apr, 2018 2nd rpt
Mangmu 29 Mar, 2018 TR O/S
with Jagdish gurung
with Jagdish gurung
benrhyd 18 Oct, 2017 Lead
with Joe Barlow
with Joe Barlow
Mchildren 30 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Only put two bits of gear, in 1st had come out by the top, hmmm
Only put two bits of gear, in 1st had come out by the top, hmmm
Matt Reed 13 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
with Valia
with Valia
Rory Southworth 1 Aug, 2017 TR rpt Birthday 25
Birthday 25
Hidden 24 Jul, 2017 2nd
Chris Hatton 6 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Steve Swift
with Steve Swift
Artur Romancov 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
Hidden 4 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
Flavio 13 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Nathanwigg 3 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Trev speariett 3 May, 2017 Lead
Leithcampbell 3 May, 2017 -
Steve Clark 20 Apr, 2017 Lead dnf
Basiljrn 6 Apr, 2017 TR O/S
Tom Davies ??, 2017 -
maumau 11 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 23 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
james5810 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
JustLukeJohnson 18 Aug, 2016 2nd β
Mayaculpa 19 Jul, 2016 TR Nice exposure. Went a Cheval at top of slab
with Mike Rotraxion
Nice exposure. Went a Cheval at top of slab
with Mike Rotraxion
Mairi.Olivier 14 Jul, 2016 TR O/S
radddogg 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Got the pulse racing for a warm up VD. Pretty hairy. The only gear is behind a creaking flake. From the arete I was able to jam a 0.4 camalot in above my head. I wouldn't advise this until you are leading HS+
with Nicolas Wang
Got the pulse racing for a warm up VD. Pretty hairy. The only gear is behind a creaking flake. From the arete I was able to jam a 0.4 camalot in above my head. I wouldn't advise this until you are leading HS+
with Nicolas Wang
yossarian714 27 May, 2016 Solo O/S
Andy Mathers 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with GeorgeR
with GeorgeR
GeorgeR 7 May, 2016 2nd
Matt Reed 4 May, 2016 -
Steve Clark 4 May, 2016 2nd
sprout3099 3 May, 2016 -
with Freeman
with Freeman
MartF 3 May, 2016 Lead O/S Nice route. Interesting step across to the arête on very little protection. Bomber placement for a #3 Friend low down, not much else in the way of gear though.
Nice route. Interesting step across to the arête on very little protection. Bomber placement for a #3 Friend low down, not much else in the way of gear though.
Mark Collins 25 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt Snowed
with Derek Robinson
Snowed
with Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson 25 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 27 Aug, 2015 2nd
HaveYouSeenDean 16 Aug, 2015 TR O/S Nice and easy.
Nice and easy.
jak.kelly 16 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
with Lynnette Evans
bennidavies90 10 Aug, 2015 Lead
Nigel Bond 10 May, 2015 Lead
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
mmmhumous ??, 2015 Lead
Climbster 24 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 24 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
steven 15 Jul, 2014 2nd
bantamdave 15 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Excelant route
with steven
Excelant route
with steven
Hidden 8 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Dan Kennedy 26 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with zojo91
with zojo91
zojo91 26 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
stevorobs3 9 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
leeoftroy ?Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
rocktraveller ??, 2014 -
Chris Manasseh 30 Nov, 2013 Lead
with Joe Roberts
with Joe Roberts
Fulchy 7 Aug, 2013 TR
RM199 6 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
noah 9 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with P Swire
with P Swire
Billy 7 Jul, 2013 Lead
Connolly8684 27 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Partner: Slim VDiff
Partner: Slim VDiff
Hidden 6 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 2nd
Hidden 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 22 May, 2013 Lead
with Richard Vaughan
with Richard Vaughan
Hidden 22 May, 2013 2nd rpt
Cruty Rammers 22 May, 2013 2nd rpt Could relax and enjoy it a bit more since I wasn't leading this time!
with mattius
Could relax and enjoy it a bit more since I wasn't leading this time!
with mattius
ElliottB 8 May, 2013 2nd O/S
jsw1 30 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
with Paul Allsop
with Paul Allsop
Hidden ?Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Cragstrong 28 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Its one of those "YOLO" climbs even if your used to harder climbs, a must do (for its comedy)! protection high up after the first ledge but basically soloing until you reach it. Awesome exposure
with Paul Taylor
Its one of those "YOLO" climbs even if your used to harder climbs, a must do (for its comedy)! protection high up after the first ledge but basically soloing until you reach it. Awesome exposure
with Paul Taylor
Hidden ??, 2013 Solo
TallPaulT ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Martin Imms 6 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2012 2nd
paulerussell 16 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Jason, jamesca
with Jason, jamesca
J25 3 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Lucy Porter
with Lucy Porter
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 27 Jul, 2012 2nd
Roget 15 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 15 Jul, 2012 Solo rpt
Cruty Rammers 11 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Bottom is pretty easy but zero protection. A couple of not-great bits half way up before stepping onto the exposed arete. Might have got something in there, but elected to run out to the top rather than faffing around. Scary, Brilliant.
with mattius
Bottom is pretty easy but zero protection. A couple of not-great bits half way up before stepping onto the exposed arete. Might have got something in there, but elected to run out to the top rather than faffing around. Scary, Brilliant.
with mattius
Stefan Trebicki 8 Jul, 2012 Lead First 3* classic lead. Very green.
First 3* classic lead. Very green.
Stefan Trebicki 8 Jul, 2012 2nd
Matthew Cunningham 8 Jul, 2012 2nd
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 12 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
with Tom Rodgers
with Tom Rodgers
pffft 28 May, 2012 Lead O/S Worth it for the top 5 metres, best exposure ever. Bottom half could be better.
Worth it for the top 5 metres, best exposure ever. Bottom half could be better.
Hidden 28 May, 2012 2nd
ColClayton 23 May, 2012 Lead
Smiffy91 23 May, 2012 2nd
with Colin Clayton
with Colin Clayton
Hidden 16 May, 2012 TR
Scott Anderson ??, 2012 -
erbridger 13 Nov, 2011 Lead
colinw 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S great airy move with good finish
with tinsmif
great airy move with good finish
with tinsmif
RagingSphere 17 Aug, 2011 2nd rpt
Hidden 3 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
ed_docwra 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
chris74 27 Jul, 2011 2nd rpt
with matt
with matt
Derek Robinson 13 Jul, 2011 TR O/S
with Guy Ainsworth, Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins
with Guy Ainsworth, Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins
Martin Imms 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Dave Richards 9 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with sjbrook
with sjbrook
sjbrook 9 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 TR O/S
Allanfairfechan ?May, 2011 Lead
with Phil Earl
with Phil Earl
happy_c 15 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Willie Eckerslike ??, 2011 -
jonwright 9 Oct, 2010 2nd
with peter
with peter
ajclarke 1 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Lead this with virtually no difficulty, though the lack of protection around the bottom made for a bit of a need to swallow and keep a clear head. Lovely route.
with Laurie Needham
Lead this with virtually no difficulty, though the lack of protection around the bottom made for a bit of a need to swallow and keep a clear head. Lovely route.
with Laurie Needham
joe.91 24 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Did in the wet!! Super nice route though, also you gotta love it when your gear is only a No. 2 IMP!
with Marita Kirkham, David Kirkham
Did in the wet!! Super nice route though, also you gotta love it when your gear is only a No. 2 IMP!
with Marita Kirkham, David Kirkham
kev82 15 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Got onto the second ledge, still didn't have any gear in, freaked a bit, but couldn't find any gear. Climbed up a bit further, put some gear in and abseiled down.
Got onto the second ledge, still didn't have any gear in, freaked a bit, but couldn't find any gear. Climbed up a bit further, put some gear in and abseiled down.
runestone 8 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Nic
with Nic
roryifinlay 4 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
stevepotter 1 Aug, 2010 Lead
with ken
with ken
jonwright 1 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with peter
with peter
Marti999 22 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
jtjenkins 19 Jun, 2010 2nd
RagingSphere 16 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Very nice climb providing you are willing to commit without much protection
with Stephanie, jtjenkins
Very nice climb providing you are willing to commit without much protection
with Stephanie, jtjenkins
wilkie14c 15 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
with Dave Clarke
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 10 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
1markpne ?Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden 11 May, 2010 Lead O/S
ayuplass 9 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with miles
with miles
Hidden ?May, 2010 2nd
ChrisGreen 19 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
with wheelo
with wheelo
wheelo 19 Apr, 2010 2nd
with chris g
with chris g
Hidden 17 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 Solo O/S
ChrisGreen 6 Jul, 2009 2nd rpt
with wheelo
with wheelo
wheelo 6 Jul, 2009 Lead
with chris g
with chris g
Brendan H 24 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
wilkie14c 24 Jun, 2009 2nd rpt
with Brenden
with Brenden
andrewinglis 4 Jun, 2009 2nd
ratm 2 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with David Docherty
with David Docherty
carl_123 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
wheelo 12 May, 2009 2nd
with foggy
with foggy
Martin Bennett 7 May, 2009 -
with Georgina aspirant FMC member, Nick aspirant FMC member
with Georgina aspirant FMC member, Nick aspirant FMC member
nia 26 Apr, 2009 Solo
Mikelo 1 Apr, 2009 Lead bomber tri-cam placement
with adam06
bomber tri-cam placement
with adam06
adam06 1 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Mikelo
with Mikelo
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 Lead
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 2nd
kjbix 8 Aug, 2008 Lead
lancashirelass 8 Aug, 2008 2nd
with kjbix
with kjbix
Hidden 28 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
quirky 21 Jul, 2008 2nd Nice route, bags of exposure for grade.
Nice route, bags of exposure for grade.
markgscott 21 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
with Laura Millichamp
with Laura Millichamp
reubensampson 5 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Phil Buckle
with Phil Buckle
Olivia Ferrari ?Jun, 2008 TR O/S
Calder 21 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with jeffb
with jeffb
jeffb 21 May, 2008 2nd
with Calder
with Calder
FrankW 15 May, 2008 Lead β
with Steve Graham
with Steve Graham
Allan Young 15 May, 2008 Lead O/S Good value for VDiff - not a lot of gear
with Jack Turner, Steve Turner
Good value for VDiff - not a lot of gear
with Jack Turner, Steve Turner
Coups 13 May, 2008 2nd
with Rachel Bull
with Rachel Bull
leewam121 8 May, 2008 2nd
with Leigh De Vine
with Leigh De Vine
Mr Tea 26 Apr, 2008 2nd
with Greg
with Greg
Hidden 17 Apr, 2008 2nd O/S
Shad ??, 2008 Lead
shaun stephens ??, 2008 -
Mark Wilson23 14 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
wilkie14c 14 Sep, 2007 Lead
Hidden 4 Sep, 2007 2nd
Hidden 18 Jul, 2007 2nd
Hidden 29 Jun, 2007 -
dja 29 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with edmonio
with edmonio
kitch01 27 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with terry webb
with terry webb
Neil Conway 6 Jun, 2007 Lead rpt
with Duncan
with Duncan
rick1fugazi 2 Jun, 2007 Solo rpt Self lined
Self lined
joebo ??, 2007 -
Hidden 14 Aug, 2006 2nd
Alan Scowcroft 7 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2006 TR O/S
SebCa 3 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Andy Matthews
with Andy Matthews
Howard J 6 Jun, 2006 Lead rpt The top part is sensational, exposed and not especially well protected, and quite technical for a V Diff. Good value!
with Henry Tindell
The top part is sensational, exposed and not especially well protected, and quite technical for a V Diff. Good value!
with Henry Tindell
lithos 4 Jun, 2006 2nd
Simon Caldwell 4 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Quite pleasant, could have done with a bit more gear where it mattered, but leaving my hexes on my belayer's harness didn't help! Not really a 3-star route though.
with Carmen and Rob
Quite pleasant, could have done with a bit more gear where it mattered, but leaving my hexes on my belayer's harness didn't help! Not really a 3-star route though.
with Carmen and Rob
ikl minx ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with jonnyboy
with jonnyboy
dread-i 31 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with dave m.
with dave m.
Hidden 16 Apr, 2006 Lead
AMarchant 8 Feb, 2006 2nd O/S Simple climb, over rated in my opinion.
with Rob Park
Simple climb, over rated in my opinion.
with Rob Park
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 -
steveb2006 26 Jul, 2005 Solo
Hidden 27 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
Howard J 7 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
Taffa ?Jun, 2005 TR O/S
with Col Mitchell
with Col Mitchell
jonnyboy ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Lord of Starkness ??, 2005 Lead
with Hazel Stark
with Hazel Stark
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2004 TR O/S
rovers777 ?Jun, 2004 Lead dog
jsw1 13 Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
with Heike Funke
with Heike Funke
Carl Smethurst ??, 2004 Solo O/S
with Gareth Mayhead
with Gareth Mayhead
ChrisGreen 21 Jul, 2003 TR O/S
cjphillips 3 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2002 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 -
Neil Conway ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Trobbo 30 Mar, 2000 Solo
with martin dale
with martin dale
Hidden 3 Aug, 1999 -
Mick King 5 Oct, 1998 Solo rpt
mcgrathr 1 Jun, 1996 -
Brian Wilderspin ?May, 1996 Lead O/S
with Barb Dutton
with Barb Dutton
ellie macpherson ?Sep, 1995 Lead
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Dave Westby ??, 1995 Solo
Hammy 28 Aug, 1994 Lead
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
Martin Bennett 17 Sep, 1993 Solo
whispering nic ?Aug, 1993 2nd
with Ma
with Ma
tapley 7 Jun, 1991 Lead
Hidden 21 May, 1991 Solo
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Hidden 30 Mar, 1988 TR
BigHairyIan 2 Mar, 1988 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Feb, 1988 TR
Hidden 2 Oct, 1987 TR
Chris the Tall ?Jul, 1987 2nd
with Bernadette
with Bernadette
Hidden 1 May, 1987 Lead
goi.ashmore 16 Aug, 1986 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 1984 Solo
Martin Bennett 27 Jan, 1984 TR
with John G
with John G
Hidden ??, 1984 2nd
Martin Bennett 12 Aug, 1983 Solo
Hidden 15 Sep, 1979 -
Hammy 5 Mar, 1978 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
with Jonathon Stacey
climbing_goose ??, 1978 Lead O/S thanks to sahra for the summit photo
with pete hall
thanks to sahra for the summit photo
with pete hall
oldmanofmow ?May, 1977 Lead Chris Barber
Chris Barber
Derek Ryden ??, 1974 -
Hidden ??, 1972 AltLd
Martin Bennett 6 Aug, 1971 Solo
Hidden 15 Feb, 1969 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 13 Feb, 1965 -
with Chris Farrell, SGW
with Chris Farrell, SGW
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