Rockfax Description
20m. Worthwhile. Get into the hanging groove and exit right below the overhang to reach a short crack that leads to ledges. Climb the face above without much gear, or escape off left. © Rockfax

FA. R Handley 1954

Ticklists: Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Flavio 08/Sep/17 Solo O/S
kieraneason 28/Aug/17 2nd

Ian from esc worcester led

mrphilipoldham 24/May/17 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 24/May/17 2nd rpt
with Phil O
Dan Vaj 29/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 29/Apr/17 Lead rpt
petecallaghan 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Melonfly ?/Apr/17 2nd
with Cara
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Amy121 04/Jun/16 Lead
RyanR 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Jan.Hrb 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with George
georgenvk 08/May/16 2nd O/S
with Hrb
Mikethe boar 14/Feb/16 Lead
with Rick Mattheson
Michael Bortoluzzi 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Emily (WCC), Brook Mitchell (WCC)
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 13/Sep/15 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Aug/15 Lead

Better than it looks, but is a very grubby buttress

with Jacob
lee1234 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with DazJ
JCresswell 11/Apr/15 Lead
BareBears 11/Apr/15 2nd
with Joe Cresswell
James-m-h 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
JRJones 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Libby ends up dangling off the overhang, i abb off to strip gear.

with Libby
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
saffy ??/2015 -
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Neil Passmore
Andrew Abraham 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Sherman, Ceara
Clee 10/Sep/14 Lead
with Matt
Dimart 09/Sep/14 2nd

Very tricky start. Looks as though part of a flake has broken off a while ago....Ropes caught in crack about half way up created problems...

with Matt and Cleo
Robaduck 26/Jul/14 Lead

At first tried going up the overhanging crack, it didn't go well. nice route though.

Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd
cameron_hall 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Couldn't convince myself to go round the corner on the first attempt, so climbed down, rechecked the book to make sure we had the line right, and climbed it again. Much scarier than I usually find an HS!

Rory Bascombe 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Ben clark
Tiinster 30/Mar/14 2nd

wow, felt scary, must come back to lead.

with Lee
csd23 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Dodds
staceyjg 09/Mar/14 2nd dnf

HS?? at the height of 5ft 3, I don't think so, this was nails, backed off after realising I had an audience of around 10 people who were waiting for me to take a swing. Not strong enough or tall enough, maybe another time when I have grown! ;-)

dantheoptimist 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
bsparky 21/Feb/14 2nd
Chris Murray 05/Sep/13 Lead

Managed to get a lot of rope drag when one of the ropes got stuck in a crack (despite extending beneath the overhang/corner). A really great climb and one you've just got to go for. Upper section is easy but very pleasant.

with Richard Bower
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
Double Knee Bar 24/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Andy lead this really well

Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
JDSwain 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Paul Hyland
knighty 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Nice moves at the overhang.

Paul Hy 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rich A
SuperLee1985 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S

One move wonder. Great climbing around the overhang, straightforward from there up.

with knighty
Blisco 07/Jul/13 Lead

Finally got up this on the fourth attempt. Richard didn't manage the crux so I stripped the gear on abseil.

with Richard Beckett
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
matthomas79 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A real gem of a climb and worth doing and worth a star. Good moves throughout, moving around the nose is awkward but not to bad.

with Tala M
Tala A 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
theandthem 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Sally
Hidden 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 -
MJS ??/2013 -
MJS ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Dan Vaj 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S

I think a hold has broken off...

with Khalid
khalidq 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt
parker236 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Quick climb on our lunch break

with Peter Parker
Will Caesar 22/May/12 2nd O/S
RichyBOYY 22/May/12 Lead
tiga271 12/May/12 Lead
with Dave
jhsp 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Will Caesar ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
khalidq 15/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Blisco 15/Nov/11 Lead dnf

This is about the third or fourth time I've tried and failed to get up this, though I might have got marginally further this time.

treg 01/Oct/11 Lead RP

Putting things to rights after not even getting started on this last year.

with Beka
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead β
Rob Laird 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Wil.Hooke 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

On a single there was quite a lot of rope drag. Awesome climb though!

with Olly
sputnik 02/Aug/11 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route, needs more than one star.

Matt Bill Platypus 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Angela
minirollsrule 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

fun intro to overhangs, well worth the distress

with Tim Nixon
williamsd79 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
HIGHTOWER 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Pleb 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
simone.lombardi 20/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead
nevets ?/Jun/11 Lead
Andrew Bangs 08/May/11 Lead dnf

My head wasn't working at the first traverse. Got wobbly. Reversed it. Took gear out and climbed down. Must try again when head is working properly!

Dave Mahon ?/May/11 2nd
with Rob Munday
gingerwolf 25/Apr/11 Solo rpt
gingerwolf 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
Ollie B 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Peeley.b 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

My lead followed by Mark then Kev. Really enjoyed this one.

with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
krikoman 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 02/Sep/10 Lead β
Double Knee Bar 10/Aug/10 Lead β
with Iain
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
manik 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Excellent moves. Look for the flakes in the roof. Things get easy after the big rock-over.

with Toby Knight
gravity 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Manik
SteWatkins ?/Aug/10 -
DaNo123 11/Jul/10 2nd
with ian
Bobling 13/Jun/10 2nd
with Kevin, Andy
wi11 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Gee
simeclimb68 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with James West
michael burrows 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with phil biglands
MD 15/May/10 Lead
with Rob T
meridius32 07/May/10 -

climbed with andy good found the flakes in the roof

mullermn 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Interesting move out under the overhang, boring after that

with Ruth, Tom Perrin
PerrinT 01/May/10 2nd
John Brayshaw 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 24/Apr/10 2nd
with John
ashmellor 07/Mar/10 2nd dog


Dan Lane 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Good route, tricky step out onto arete near the start, but unfortunatly the rope jammed, making the top slab pretty tricky! top slab was very enjoyable climbing though.

cymjt ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
silhouette 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with benny_m
benny_m 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 24/Aug/09 Lead β

my fourth lead, did well

Glennjoe 24/Aug/09 Lead β

My third lead!

with Nathan
Happy Wanderer 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ken T
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
KeithW 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Nice, once you find the flaky holds in the roof (thanks Kev!)

with Kev Bowser
nathanroberts89 ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with glenn
cooper leek 31/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with crucko
Ben Hollands 23/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Harding
Chris Harding 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/09 Solo O/S
fizzychewitt 09/May/09 Lead
with Steve
stevemcg 09/May/09 Lead
with Liz
stevemcg 09/May/09 2nd
with Liz
Hidden ??/2009 -
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
LeighAdams 03/Aug/08 Lead
with Eddie Banks
flat eric 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Pig
donkster 18/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with dennis
snakebite 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
George Bassant 07/Jun/08 Lead
with Nina/Pam Waud
jcurley 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with John Dickie
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
CrispsSmiths 24/May/08 2nd
with Ant Man
dprctr ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jens Verhaegh
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
James Oswald ??/2008 Lead β

Good lead!

Goose4 ??/2008 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Caralynh 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Interesting rockover on a heel hook to reach the arete, since there was no way my stumpy arms would have got it! Nice route though, especially the gear-less top slab :)

with JimmyD
Simon Caldwell 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

The move right at the start was luckily easier (and less slimy) than it looked. But the final 7m slab was green, tricky, and totally unprotected - scary stuff. Perhaps I was supposed to have walked off left before this!

with Carmen
Clee 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Steve
Different Steve 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Clio's 1st HS lead!

with Clio
David Robinson 05/Aug/07 Lead
b.hayley ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Matty 26/May/07 2nd O/S
with James Cross
davek 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Larson
Andy Peak 1 ?/Apr/07 Lead
with random
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Matty 24/Mar/07 2nd
with laurence_ev
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Mike Watkiss
Marvino 06/Jul/06 Lead

Great fun until above the roof where the rope jammedin the crack. Made the slab much more of a struggle than it needed to be.

thomasholyoak ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with DS
flyboy86 ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Hidden 29/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 03/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 06/May/06 2nd O/S
Jez 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/05 Lead O/S
deanroberts 17/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Rampikino 29/Jul/05 Lead

Actually "the arete" but UKC is being a twat

with Claire Rollason
Rampikino 29/Jul/05 Lead
with Claire Rollason
Hidden 27/Jul/05 2nd
Sankey ?/Jan/05 -
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Irk the Purist 08/Aug/04 Lead β

Had climbed this before as a beginner.

with Rachel Scott
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
ASchwirtz 01/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with Shona D'arcy
Jonny M ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
kendogcatchy ?/Aug/03 TR
with stu bosley
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Batty 04/May/02 Lead O/S
kato'sdad ??/2002 Lead
Gus ??/2002 Solo
RobSimmo ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hedley 24/Jun/01 2nd O/S
with Steve Runnacles
tlr ??/2000 Lead
antroy 15/May/99 Lead
Martyn ??/1999 -
chrishedgehog ??/1998 Lead O/S
uphillnow 29/Oct/97 Lead
with Margaret Smith
Hidden 12/Oct/97 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 23/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with Alan
A Crook 22/Apr/95 2nd
with Pat Boothman
ColinD 14/Apr/95 Solo
brady ??/1995 2nd
with John Cameron
ColinD 17/Jul/94 Lead
Iain Thow 09/May/94 Lead
with Pram Singh
roncaves 13/Jun/93 Solo
Hidden ?/May/93 2nd
Nigel Coe ?/May/93 Lead
stokienomad 22/May/92 Lead
RichardMc 09/May/92 Lead
nai ??/1992 Lead
adi bryant 06/Oct/91 2nd
with Clive
Roget 06/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Raggar 02/Apr/90 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
babymoac 03/Sep/89 Lead
with Sid
Nigel Bond 28/Mar/87 Lead
with Martin Cash
Hidden 15/Jun/85 2nd
Billg 01/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Mark Kemball 13/Mar/84 Solo
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/83 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 18/Nov/78 Lead
Chris Terrey ??/1978 Solo
Hidden 17/Sep/77 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/76 Solo
rogerskews ??/1976 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
RichardMc 26/Mar/68 Lead O/S
oldmanofmow ??/1961 Lead

Pat Higson

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