12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the steep slab then move boldly right and pull into a crack awkwardly. Follow this to the top, or exit via the arete. © Rockfax

FA. Bowden Black 1945

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Dale Berry 10 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Bit of a sandbag at S 4a. It felt bold for the BMC grade of HS 4b.
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βeta: Bit of a sandbag at S 4a. It felt bold for the BMC grade of HS 4b.
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ben law 22 Jun 2nd
eddbeale 30 Mar Lead O/S
with jharlow
with jharlow
Hidden 30 Mar 2nd
mountainremedy 16 Feb Lead O/S
Jenni Lees 24 Nov, 2018 2nd
DanSharkey 24 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Exposed start, especially in the damp! Climbed up the crack to finish - guidebook not so clear where the line goes. Was a bit muddy and slightly awkward to get up the crack, especially if you don't have much reach!
Exposed start, especially in the damp! Climbed up the crack to finish - guidebook not so clear where the line goes. Was a bit muddy and slightly awkward to get up the crack, especially if you don't have much reach!
alan.phobos 22 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Daveyc86 22 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
robcrowther 14 Jul, 2018 2nd
LanceSolf 11 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Ski
with Ski
charlie broe 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2018 Lead
Jules Lane 15 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Richard W
with Mynydd Richard W
mikestr555 7 May, 2018 Lead
Toni Climber 6 May, 2018 Lead
with Chris M
with Chris M
NickST 6 May, 2018 Lead
with Sarah McGhee
with Sarah McGhee
DMC 20 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
WillRhodes 24 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Perhaps VS. Bold and techy start, and the finish felt quite hard for some reason, I don’t know it actually was or not.
Perhaps VS. Bold and techy start, and the finish felt quite hard for some reason, I don’t know it actually was or not.
uni-chris 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Very bold to halfway, though fairly easy climbing after a "boulder problem" start. Actually found decent gear after that, making it less bold than suggested.
Very bold to halfway, though fairly easy climbing after a "boulder problem" start. Actually found decent gear after that, making it less bold than suggested.
kieraneason 28 Aug, 2017 2nd Chris from esc worcester led
Chris from esc worcester led
alex_richmond98 17 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Alex Fletcher
with Alex Fletcher
asham77 5 Jul, 2017 TR O/S
Jordan725 5 Jul, 2017 -
with asham77
with asham77
tedswag 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S The right start seems too green so started left and finished up the right crack with one tough final move from a jam.
The right start seems too green so started left and finished up the right crack with one tough final move from a jam.
Morris123 4 Dec, 2016 Lead Bold up top and rather damp but a good laugh
Bold up top and rather damp but a good laugh
TJ Mather 3 Dec, 2016 2nd O/S
with Matt Moore
with Matt Moore
emma1987 27 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Finn Curry 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
with Tim Akast
with Tim Akast
Hidden 2 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
will484 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
jodikate 3 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Chris
with Chris
cpoad 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Clare F
with Clare F
Hidden 7 Jun, 2016 2nd
smoreda 27 May, 2016 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 27 May, 2016 Lead Bottom section was grubby & scrittly, middle bit very pleasant (now with a good nut in place). No escaping right into the crack!! Straight up the steep (vertical?) slab with 2 micro cams in tiny break, using left arete to finish. Nice moves!
with smoreda
Bottom section was grubby & scrittly, middle bit very pleasant (now with a good nut in place). No escaping right into the crack!! Straight up the steep (vertical?) slab with 2 micro cams in tiny break, using left arete to finish. Nice moves!
with smoreda
alexcollins123 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S Very easy but fairly unprotected till the top
Very easy but fairly unprotected till the top
Tim Harper 14 May, 2016 2nd O/S
E Moss 17 Apr, 2016 TR
Jake397 21 Mar, 2016 Lead
mark44 19 Mar, 2016 Lead
themattyshep 24 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
Rob_Morris1996 24 Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Oct, 2015 2nd
Michael Bortoluzzi 10 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Emily (WCC), Brook Mitchell (WCC)
with Emily (WCC), Brook Mitchell (WCC)
Hidden 20 Sep, 2015 Lead
Manc88 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Flavio 6 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Apr, 2015 Lead
fuzzysheep01 24 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Rob Gillespie ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Mike W ??, 2015 Lead
Hidden 26 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 26 Oct, 2014 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
with Paul Deane
KeenClimber 22 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 14 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ky, Ceara
with Ky, Ceara
The Norris 6 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S bold start and a bit of a tough finish. definitely HS in my book.
with Aaron R
bold start and a bit of a tough finish. definitely HS in my book.
with Aaron R
katyc 30 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Georgie25 29 Jun, 2014 2nd
Matt_C9716 18 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2014 2nd O/S
AndyPagett 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S Second HS lead. A bit scarier than the first until I found the obvious gear placement.
Second HS lead. A bit scarier than the first until I found the obvious gear placement.
mattgrange 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S Nice enough, LH finish
Nice enough, LH finish
Charles Kinniburgh 15 Apr, 2014 2nd
with Mike
with Mike
Hidden 12 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Tiinster 30 Mar, 2014 2nd
with Lee
with Lee
deanhorsburgh 1 Mar, 2014 TR
natalio 26 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ali
with Ali
Hidden 22 Feb, 2014 TR β
quinn sorabjee 22 Feb, 2014 TR O/S
with hirving
with hirving
hirving 22 Feb, 2014 TR O/S DTUS
DTUS
gordo 14 Dec, 2013 2nd
alicee 10 Oct, 2013 2nd
with Daniel Whitlum
with Daniel Whitlum
pheotleyr 18 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S VS 4b & bold start. Kept slightly left at the start as I didn't quite fancy a broken leg from slipping off some small hold.
VS 4b & bold start. Kept slightly left at the start as I didn't quite fancy a broken leg from slipping off some small hold.
Mayaculpa 18 Aug, 2013 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 11 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Sam had a bit of a wobbler tackling route, mainly since he didn't know or trust his jamming technique.
with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
Sam had a bit of a wobbler tackling route, mainly since he didn't know or trust his jamming technique.
with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
EDB4YLI55 2 Aug, 2013 Lead The first 2 unprotected moves give this a HS 4b surely?
with David Wilson
The first 2 unprotected moves give this a HS 4b surely?
with David Wilson
saffy 5 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S HS 4b atleast
with Umer, saffy
HS 4b atleast
with Umer, saffy
quinn sorabjee 25 May, 2013 -
marr.simon 25 May, 2013 TR O/S First ever day instructing.
First ever day instructing.
JM0rrison 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
James_L88 20 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
franhammond92 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Callum van Werkhoven 20 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Stu Breese
with Stu Breese
Mattrock1711 29 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Trina B 22 Sep, 2012 TR
Killianmurphy 22 Sep, 2012 TR
with Trina B
with Trina B
partz 1 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Josh Robinson
with Josh Robinson
Hidden 8 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
martin c 20 May, 2012 Lead RP
terri mc 17 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow
with Andy Shardlow
saffy 6 May, 2012 2nd O/S
ranga 6 May, 2012 Lead
Jim Malo 3 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 3 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S VS 4B and dirty..
VS 4B and dirty..
Hidden ??, 2012 -
GC 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S VS 4b in the BMC guide.
with Peter Williams
VS 4b in the BMC guide.
with Peter Williams
nick221 15 Oct, 2011 2nd
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Rob Laird 10 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
marclloyd77 28 Aug, 2011 2nd
with dean79
with dean79
dean79 28 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Started raining halfway up! Deserves more than Severe.
Started raining halfway up! Deserves more than Severe.
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Wil.Hooke 21 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Chris Harding 28 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Did the VS direct finish up the arete good finish to a straight forward route
with Danny
Did the VS direct finish up the arete good finish to a straight forward route
with Danny
Lallylandslider 24 Jul, 2011 2nd
michael burrows 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Would agree this is HS, a bold start but good gear at the top
Would agree this is HS, a bold start but good gear at the top
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 2nd
bennys89 ?Jun, 2011 -
BJP001 20 May, 2011 Lead O/S
JohnBear 25 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Bweakers
with Bweakers
Hidden 2 Apr, 2011 Solo rpt
riff156 ?Apr, 2011 -
gaz_jones 19 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S This still feels to hard for a severe, feels more like HS4b as Rockfax guide suggests.
with Twinkle
This still feels to hard for a severe, feels more like HS4b as Rockfax guide suggests.
with Twinkle
Hidden 3 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2011 Lead RP
ragabond007 ??, 2011 Lead did'nt have many areas for protection but was a good and commiting climb
did'nt have many areas for protection but was a good and commiting climb
Blisco 31 Oct, 2010 2nd
Montecore 31 Oct, 2010 Lead dog Minimal gear on slab. Went left at top instead of up crack, and fell off. Hurrah for the decent gear. Finally got up crack with a sort of forearm mantle. Not a 4a!
with Blisco
Minimal gear on slab. Went left at top instead of up crack, and fell off. Hurrah for the decent gear. Finally got up crack with a sort of forearm mantle. Not a 4a!
with Blisco
Andy DJ 27 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf climbed the slab OK, bold but found about 3 pieces of gear, struggled with the finish up the crack or arete, had to give up and exit up the gully to the right. Bad rope drag
climbed the slab OK, bold but found about 3 pieces of gear, struggled with the finish up the crack or arete, had to give up and exit up the gully to the right. Bad rope drag
ianslade 22 Jun, 2010 Lead β
with Dave
with Dave
Mitch1990 20 Jun, 2010 Solo
richardlongfils1986 15 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Celia Dalloway, ian dalloway
with Celia Dalloway, ian dalloway
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
daveyji ?Jun, 2010 Lead Did the VS finish, wasn't easy.
with Linda Williamson
Did the VS finish, wasn't easy.
with Linda Williamson
Jonny M 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S Direct finish up the arete. More like VS 4b/c.
with daveyw
Direct finish up the arete. More like VS 4b/c.
with daveyw
Shad 23 May, 2010 2nd
Bernie Wylde 23 May, 2010 2nd
with JDDD
with JDDD
JDDD 23 May, 2010 Lead
CHASETRAILBUILDA 12 May, 2010 Solo
gethin_allen 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S I think I must have done the VS 4c direct finish as whatever it was it wasn't Severe or ever Hard Sever as it is in rockfax. re:route. I followed the line on the rockfax that went up to the steep right wall, up it then jigged back to the left arete
with Jimbo C
I think I must have done the VS 4c direct finish as whatever it was it wasn't Severe or ever Hard Sever as it is in rockfax. re:route. I followed the line on the rockfax that went up to the steep right wall, up it then jigged back to the left arete
with Jimbo C
Jimbo C 3 May, 2010 2nd Total sandbag. Would have voted solid VS 4c if it were available
Total sandbag. Would have voted solid VS 4c if it were available
treeminkies 17 Apr, 2010 Lead
with carole
with carole
Hidden ??, 2010 -
goddamm7 12 Sep, 2009 Lead
with Sandrex
with Sandrex
dja 20 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
Smudge03 20 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Did the VS 4C finish in the BMC guide book, think this is quite stiff at Severe!
with dja
Did the VS 4C finish in the BMC guide book, think this is quite stiff at Severe!
with dja
DanT 30 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with Hana White, Junaid White
with Hana White, Junaid White
colina 9 May, 2009 2nd roaches weekend//bad arm
with phil
roaches weekend//bad arm
with phil
katiep 26 Apr, 2009 2nd
Matt Smith 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with katiep
with katiep
nathanroberts89 ?Feb, 2009 TR O/S
gaz_jones 28 Dec, 2008 Lead dog
Paul_southgate68 28 Dec, 2008 Lead finished up the direct line at VS 4b. nice moves!
finished up the direct line at VS 4b. nice moves!
Hidden 11 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
DanT 28 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt BMC guide book says HS with VS finish. Not sure the finish was VS but it certainly wasn't severe.
BMC guide book says HS with VS finish. Not sure the finish was VS but it certainly wasn't severe.
ollycreedy 28 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
with Dan Towns
sausage 24 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
mmalbon 31 Aug, 2008 2nd Not much gear at the start, the first slab is very unpriotected and slimy, I had to resort to a mantel-shelf to get past it as my hand kept slipping on the green stuff when I tried to pull straight up!
with Mick and Simon
Not much gear at the start, the first slab is very unpriotected and slimy, I had to resort to a mantel-shelf to get past it as my hand kept slipping on the green stuff when I tried to pull straight up!
with Mick and Simon
SGD 24 Aug, 2008 Lead if I did the correct route this is NEVER a severe....BMC guide book say's HS with the optional VS finish (which I did) but even so I only had 2 pieces of gear??
with Jenny Upright
if I did the correct route this is NEVER a severe....BMC guide book say's HS with the optional VS finish (which I did) but even so I only had 2 pieces of gear??
with Jenny Upright
DanT 10 May, 2008 2nd O/S Ian's Lead
with Jake Hickenbotham, diem
Ian's Lead
with Jake Hickenbotham, diem
dannyboy83 ?Feb, 2008 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
dpmUK 31 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
Caralynh 31 Oct, 2007 2nd
with dpmUK
with dpmUK
simonfife 9 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with james
with james
gravity 8 Sep, 2007 TR
with Joff
with Joff
donkster 19 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
cooper leek 19 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
with donk
with donk
daviesp2 2 Jun, 2007 2nd
Hidden 10 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
babymoac 26 Nov, 2006 Lead
with Gordon S
with Gordon S
Hidden 12 Nov, 2006 2nd
naughtybadboy 12 Nov, 2006 Lead
KeithW 24 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Route of the day, excellent move up final crack
with Corky
Route of the day, excellent move up final crack
with Corky
Hidden 3 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 3 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Snatch
with Snatch
mark s ??, 2005 -
Hidden 31 Dec, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2004 Lead
Hidden 22 May, 2004 -
Hidden 23 Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
Chesh ??, 2004 Lead
with Diamond Dave
with Diamond Dave
Gus ??, 2003 Solo
shaun walby 31 May, 2002 Lead O/S
with Mike Aston
with Mike Aston
platt2000 ??, 2002 Lead
Russell Flynn 13 May, 2000 Lead O/S
Martyn ??, 1999 -
Chris Murray 26 Oct, 1997 Lead
alan moore ??, 1996 -
brady 14 Oct, 1995 2nd
with John Cameron
with John Cameron
Hidden 24 Apr, 1994 Lead
stokienomad 19 May, 1993 Lead
Scott McRae ?Jun, 1992 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
with Steve Jones
Hidden 15 Sep, 1990 Lead
Roget 4 Sep, 1990 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??, 1990 -
Iain Thow 4 May, 1989 Lead
with Rob Ivens
with Rob Ivens
Hidden ??, 1988 -
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 1 Jul, 1983 2nd
with Lee Bott
with Lee Bott
Nigel Bond 8 Mar, 1980 Lead
with Martin Crosby
with Martin Crosby
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Solo
rogerskews ??, 1974 Solo
Hidden 6 Feb, 1972 Lead
Rog Wilko ?Mar, 1971 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 3 May, 1970 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
tapley ?Mar, 1970 Lead
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Voting
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 31
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 31
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Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Soloed
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Onsighted
Repeated
Dogged
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