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. A Bowden Black 1945

aracer 28/Aug/17 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.

with kieran
kieraneason 28/Aug/17 2nd

Chris from esc worcester led

alex_richmond98 17/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Alex Fletcher
asham77 05/Jul/17 TR O/S
Jordan725 05/Jul/17 -
with Sam
tedswag 03/Jun/17 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.

Morris123 04/Dec/16 Lead

Bold up top and rather damp but a good laugh

TJ Mather 03/Dec/16 2nd O/S
with Matt Moore
emma1987 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Finn Curry 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Tim Akast
Hidden 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
will484 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S
jodikate 03/Aug/16 2nd
with Chris
cpoad 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Clare F
Hidden 07/Jun/16 2nd
smoreda 27/May/16 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 27/May/16 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 Silve
alexcollins123 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Very easy but fairly unprotected till the top

Tim Harper 14/May/16 2nd O/S
E Moss 17/Apr/16 TR
Jake397 21/Mar/16 Lead
mark44 19/Mar/16 Lead
themattyshep 24/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Rob M
Rob_Morris1996 24/Feb/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/15 2nd
Michael Bortoluzzi 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Emily (WCC), Brook Mitchell (WCC)
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead
Manc88 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Flavio 06/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead
fuzzysheep01 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
KeenClimber 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Ky, Ceara
The Norris 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

bold start and a bit of a tough finish. definitely HS in my book.

with Aaron R
katyc 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Georgie25 29/Jun/14 2nd
Matt_C9716 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd O/S
AndyPagett 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Second HS lead. A bit scarier than the first until I found the obvious gear placement.

mattgrange 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Nice enough, LH finish

Charles Kinniburgh 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Mike
Clay C 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with KMC
Tiinster 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Lee
deanhorsburgh 01/Mar/14 TR
natalio 26/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Ali
Hidden 22/Feb/14 TR β
quinn sorabjee 22/Feb/14 TR O/S
hirving 22/Feb/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
gordo 14/Dec/13 2nd
alicee 10/Oct/13 2nd
with Daniel Whitlum
pheotleyr 18/Aug/13 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.

with Mike
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Aug/13 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
EDB4YLI55 02/Aug/13 Lead

The first 2 unprotected moves give this a HS 4b surely?

with David Wilson
saffy 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S

HS 4b atleast

with Umer, Jack C
quinn sorabjee 25/May/13 -
marr.simon 25/May/13 TR O/S

First ever day instructing.

JM0rrison 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
James_L88 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
franhammond92 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Callum van Werkhoven 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Stu Breese
Mattrock1711 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Trina B 22/Sep/12 TR
partz 01/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Robinson
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
martin c 20/May/12 Lead RP
terri mc 17/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Shardlow
saffy 06/May/12 2nd O/S
ranga 06/May/12 Lead
Jim Malo 03/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S

VS 4B and dirty..

with jim
Hidden ??/2012 -
GC 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

VS 4b in the BMC guide.

with Peter Williams
nick221 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Rob Laird 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
marclloyd77 28/Aug/11 2nd
dean79 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Started raining halfway up! Deserves more than Severe.

Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Wil.Hooke 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Olly
Chris Harding 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Did the VS direct finish up the arete good finish to a straight forward route

with Danny
Lallylandslider 24/Jul/11 2nd
michael burrows 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Would agree this is HS, a bold start but good gear at the top

jwpil 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with James h
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
bennys89 ?/Jun/11 -
BJP001 20/May/11 Lead O/S
JohnBear 25/Apr/11 Lead
with Bweakers
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo rpt
gaz_jones 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

This still feels to hard for a severe, feels more like HS4b as Rockfax guide suggests.

with Twinkle
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
ragabond007 ??/2011 Lead

did'nt have many areas for protection but was a good and commiting climb

Blisco 31/Oct/10 2nd
Montecore 31/Oct/10 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!

Andy DJ 27/Jun/10 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

ianslade 22/Jun/10 Lead β
with Dave
Mitch1990 20/Jun/10 Solo
richardlongfils1986 15/Jun/10 Lead
with Celia Dalloway, ian dalloway
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
daveyji ?/Jun/10 Lead

Did the VS finish, wasn't easy.

with Linda Williamson
Jonny M 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Direct finish up the arete. More like VS 4b/c.

Shad 23/May/10 2nd
Bernie Wylde 23/May/10 2nd
with jd
JDDD 23/May/10 Lead
gethin_allen 03/May/10 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
Jimbo C 03/May/10 2nd

Total sandbag. Would have voted solid VS 4c if it were available

with Gethin
treeminkies 17/Apr/10 Lead
with carole
Hidden ??/2010 -
goddamm7 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Sandrex
dja 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
DanT 30/May/09 Lead rpt
with Hana White, Junaid White
colina 09/May/09 2nd

roaches weekend//bad arm

with phil
katiep 26/Apr/09 2nd
Matt Smith 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
nathanroberts89 ?/Feb/09 TR O/S
gaz_jones 28/Dec/08 Lead dog

Paul_southgate68 28/Dec/08 Lead

finished up the direct line at VS 4b. nice moves!

Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
DanT 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt

BMC guide book says HS with VS finish. Not sure the finish was VS but it certainly wasn't severe.

ollycreedy 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
sausage 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
mmalbon 31/Aug/08 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
SGD 24/Aug/08 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
DanT 10/May/08 2nd O/S

Ian's Lead

with Jake Hickenbotham, Ian Silvester
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
dpmUK 31/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 31/Oct/07 2nd
simonfife 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with james
gravity 08/Sep/07 TR
with Joff
donkster 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with ben
cooper leek 19/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with donk
daviesp2 02/Jun/07 2nd
Dale Berry 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Bold at the BMC grade of HS 4b.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
babymoac 26/Nov/06 Lead
with Gordon S
Hidden 12/Nov/06 2nd
naughtybadboy 12/Nov/06 Lead
KeithW 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Route of the day, excellent move up final crack

with Corky
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead
Hidden 22/May/04 -
Hidden 23/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Chesh ??/2004 Lead
with Diamond Dave
Gus ??/2003 Solo
shaun walby 31/May/02 Lead O/S
with Mike Aston
platt2000 ??/2002 Lead
Russell Flynn 13/May/00 Lead O/S
Martyn ??/1999 -
Chris Murray 26/Oct/97 Lead
alan moore ??/1996 -
brady 14/Oct/95 2nd
with John Cameron
Hidden 24/Apr/94 Lead
stokienomad 19/May/93 Lead
Scott McRae ?/Jun/92 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
Hidden 15/Sep/90 Lead
Roget 04/Sep/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 04/May/89 Lead
with Rob Ivens
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 01/Jul/83 2nd
with Lee Bott
Nigel Bond 08/Mar/80 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Hidden 06/Feb/72 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 03/May/70 Lead
with E
tapley ?/Mar/70 Lead
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