6m.

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6m. Enter the groove by frustrating moves and balance up it delicately. Pretty much all over after the first couple of moves, though oddly the starting moves would get 6a were they at the top! © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1977

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robert mirfin 9 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The bum start is a cool problem, also the bum start going left under the roof finishing up the arete about font 7b+
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βeta: The bum start is a cool problem, also the bum start going left under the roof finishing up the arete about font 7b+
Jus 19 Feb, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Shame it's got chipped holds!!
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βeta: Shame it's got chipped holds!!
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smithjake16 5 May Solo O/S
WillRhodes 22 Mar 2nd rpt Quick romp on the anchors after doing triple point.
Quick romp on the anchors after doing triple point.
tom.wp6 16 Feb Solo O/S
eazyclimbing 3 Jan Sent O/S
Rob Gillespie 18 Nov, 2018 Solo rpt
Treeking82 18 Nov, 2018 Solo G/U
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 Solo β
WillRhodes 2 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
grady 5 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S couple of laps
couple of laps
James rogers86 12 Apr, 2018 Sent O/S Really great fun!
Really great fun!
Hidden 12 Apr, 2018 Solo
themattyshep 2 Feb, 2018 Solo rpt
Tom Last 8 Nov, 2017 Lead G/U A couple of goes to get the start.
with Fiend
A couple of goes to get the start.
with Fiend
Hugobristol 29 Oct, 2017 Solo G/U Used pads but definitely considered the top half of this as a solo rather than a boulder problem!
Used pads but definitely considered the top half of this as a solo rather than a boulder problem!
Pippa 26 Oct, 2017 Solo dnf
themattyshep 6 Oct, 2017 TR
Harryblake 6 Oct, 2017 TR
themattyshep 30 Aug, 2017 Solo rpt
themattyshep 24 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Amy L
with Amy L
themattyshep 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S Warmup for the day
with tghayne
Warmup for the day
with tghayne
Hidden 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Gordon W 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
EliasKhoury 7 May, 2017 2nd
Alkis 7 May, 2017 Lead β
Fraser hill-casey 7 May, 2017 Lead β
with Alkis
with Alkis
jimlear ??, 2017 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 13 Nov, 2016 Solo rpt
Hidden 4 Nov, 2016 Lead dnf
Rob Gillespie 4 Nov, 2016 Solo
Rob Gillespie 31 Oct, 2016 Solo rpt
Dogwood 10 Sep, 2016 Lead G/U
with Mike W
with Mike W
Hillson 20 May, 2016 Solo β
lcullum7 12 Mar, 2016 Sent dnf
kyaizawa 12 Mar, 2016 Solo G/U
Hidden 13 Feb, 2016 Sent rpt
Robin Nichols 19 Nov, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2015 Sent
Flavio 7 Jun, 2015 2nd Roaches HVS Challenge #28
Roaches HVS Challenge #28
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Chris_barr 10 May, 2015 Solo β
with Gus
with Gus
Andy Peak 1 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Find the start hard
with Andrew Deckon
Find the start hard
with Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 6 Apr, 2015 Lead Supersport on Andys gear
Supersport on Andys gear
Tom McCabe 24 Mar, 2015 Lead G/U Bouldered through the start after a couple of attempts, and unexpectedly found myself on the slab above so had a rope and some wires passed up. After that fairly pleasant.
with Rob Law, JRJones
Bouldered through the start after a couple of attempts, and unexpectedly found myself on the slab above so had a rope and some wires passed up. After that fairly pleasant.
with Rob Law, JRJones
JRJones 24 Mar, 2015 2nd
will9911 22 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
with Tony Madden
dan_o_b ??, 2015 Lead dnf
Will Hunt 6 Dec, 2014 Sent O/S
with The Nichols Roaches Gathering 2014, conorcussell, Mowglee, footwork, Bert Bridges
with The Nichols Roaches Gathering 2014, conorcussell, Mowglee, footwork, Bert Bridges
sam corbett ?Dec, 2014 Solo
al123 3 Aug, 2014 Solo
with Henry
with Henry
Stefan_Morris 18 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Ed morris 18 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with stefan
with stefan
Cake 24 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt
Duncan Campbell 22 Feb, 2014 Sent Really hard (reachy) 1st move. Top groove is great and really steady. If you are tall first move is 5c but for shorties, maybe 6a?
Really hard (reachy) 1st move. Top groove is great and really steady. If you are tall first move is 5c but for shorties, maybe 6a?
ashtond6 22 Feb, 2014 Sent O/S E1 without the wire
E1 without the wire
Hidden 22 Feb, 2014 Solo
nathanlee 22 Feb, 2014 Sent rpt
with Duncan Campbell, Rob Greenwood, BenNorman, al123
with Duncan Campbell, Rob Greenwood, BenNorman, al123
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 22 Feb, 2014 Solo
soph 22 Feb, 2014 Sent rpt
with Kook newstead
with Kook newstead
fennerz 22 Feb, 2014 Solo β
BenNorman 22 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
Ed Booth 22 Feb, 2014 Solo β
with Duncan, Bubbles, Nathan Lee, Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing, fennerz
with Duncan, Bubbles, Nathan Lee, Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing, fennerz
robertmctague ??, 2014 Solo
sam corbett ??, 2014 Solo
markalmack 29 Dec, 2013 Sent O/S
RM199 30 Nov, 2013 Lead dnf
Jonathan Hall 30 Nov, 2013 Solo
disturbed_one51 15 Oct, 2013 Solo Climbed it by myself in the rain - what an idiot.
Climbed it by myself in the rain - what an idiot.
stvey 22 Sep, 2013 Sent x Probably one of best climbs I have done! Felt great topping out after commiting to the top moves :-)
with Richard Cope
Probably one of best climbs I have done! Felt great topping out after commiting to the top moves :-)
with Richard Cope
Dale ?Sep, 2013 Solo O/S Took me lots of attempts to get threw the roof had to dino. Was happy when I finally got to the top great route.
Took me lots of attempts to get threw the roof had to dino. Was happy when I finally got to the top great route.
Ewano 22 Aug, 2013 Sent O/S More like 5b.
with peat
More like 5b.
with peat
Hidden 22 Aug, 2013 Sent
Rob Gillespie ?Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
RichyBOYY 9 Jul, 2013 Solo E1 i think... really good moves and pretty scary
E1 i think... really good moves and pretty scary
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 TR
PeteWilson 25 Jun, 2013 Solo fell off soloing this a long time ago! committed to trying it again and it was easy! gotta be E1.
with Hillson
fell off soloing this a long time ago! committed to trying it again and it was easy! gotta be E1.
with Hillson
WillDoyle 1 Jun, 2013 Solo O/S
pipof747 10 May, 2013 Lead β
CSI Will 8 Apr, 2013 2nd rpt
Ky 8 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Will Davies
with Will Davies
Hidden 8 Apr, 2013 Lead
ianstevens 8 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Darcy Turner 5 Apr, 2013 Solo
Ky 4 Apr, 2013 TR O/S While tied on to the working rope for jaws
with Stevie Hammond
While tied on to the working rope for jaws
with Stevie Hammond
Bloke on a Rope 21 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 17 Feb, 2013 Solo β
with rob lay
with rob lay
Andrew Jennings 2 Feb, 2013 Sent
with Dan Mcmanus, Andy Reeve
with Dan Mcmanus, Andy Reeve
Mike W 12 Jan, 2013 Solo RP
Ky 9 Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
with Danny T
with Danny T
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 Lead β
danp 29 Sep, 2012 Solo
richiebongo 29 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S What a line!
with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus
What a line!
with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus
Didymus 29 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 9 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S Did the start dynamically, didn't feel too hard for 5c. Still a few precarious moves up the groove, probably E1 without a pile of mats and spotters.
Did the start dynamically, didn't feel too hard for 5c. Still a few precarious moves up the groove, probably E1 without a pile of mats and spotters.
Hidden 12 Jul, 2012 Sent dnf
Hidden 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 13 May, 2012 Solo with pads
with Al
with pads
with Al
Hidden 26 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 26 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Ian Broome 14 Jan, 2012 Sent O/S
Matt Harle 30 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
with Tom Pilgrim
with Tom Pilgrim
jack1996 4 Dec, 2011 Solo Got 2nd go as i bailed trying to whale up of the jug and crimp at start!
with tom s
Got 2nd go as i bailed trying to whale up of the jug and crimp at start!
with tom s
mark20 30 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Cake 30 Nov, 2011 2nd β No way HVS. Hard 5c move, then another tricky one after the gear. It took me 4 or 5 tries on the crux. Great route though
No way HVS. Hard 5c move, then another tricky one after the gear. It took me 4 or 5 tries on the crux. Great route though
will randall 27 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
masonwoods101 23 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S the start ruins the last move which was fun
the start ruins the last move which was fun
Hidden 15 Oct, 2011 Solo rpt
gingerwolf 1 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
al123 11 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S fun, deserves E1 i think as there isnt much gear to place and a 5a/b move left after the start.
fun, deserves E1 i think as there isnt much gear to place and a 5a/b move left after the start.
galpinos 1 May, 2011 Sent x
with Sam
with Sam
DavidEvans 14 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
with Helen Garrett
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with David, rikbattye
with David, rikbattye
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt
shafiq lalloo 10 Apr, 2011 Lead dnf Hard start!
Hard start!
nickwhimster 1 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
ed woods 16 Mar, 2011 Lead β
Hidden 13 Mar, 2011 Solo rpt
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Solo dnf
James Oakes 29 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 29 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
with Guy & Oaks
with Guy & Oaks
Hidden 29 Jan, 2011 Solo β
gaz.marshall 2 Jan, 2011 Sent x
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 23 Nov, 2010 Solo rpt
Souljah 14 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S Great moves
with John, Tom, Adam
Great moves
with John, Tom, Adam
Mr Wild 14 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S
Richard Hall 24 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs 24 Oct, 2010 Solo rpt
with Rachel Briggs
with Rachel Briggs
thrutch 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Sven
with Sven
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Lead RP
chris m fisher 9 Oct, 2010 Solo
Ky 2 Oct, 2010 Lead dnf caught the start but couldnt pull through as a bit too pumped. Powerful start!!
caught the start but couldnt pull through as a bit too pumped. Powerful start!!
nathanlee 25 Sep, 2010 Solo O/S
dominic lee 25 Sep, 2010 Solo rpt
donkster 22 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
with pete buswell, crooko
with pete buswell, crooko
tigertim 8 Sep, 2010 Solo
Simon_Letman 6 Sep, 2010 Solo
simeclimb68 1 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 1 Sep, 2010 2nd
Hidden 19 Jul, 2010 Solo RP
saalty 19 Jul, 2010 Solo RP
mark s 3 Jul, 2010 Solo
with andi t gus
with andi t gus
smudge 26 May, 2010 Solo rpt
with Joe Shaw
with Joe Shaw
jowgli 26 May, 2010 Solo O/S
with Dan Smith
with Dan Smith
Glyn Davidson 23 May, 2010 Solo dnf Second time and found the right crimp to be useless. I found I had more power this year and latched the far left hold with ease but still couldn't move. Unfinished business!
Second time and found the right crimp to be useless. I found I had more power this year and latched the far left hold with ease but still couldn't move. Unfinished business!
lukehodson 1 May, 2010 Lead O/S Great climbing, shame it's so short
Great climbing, shame it's so short
Graeme Hammond 21 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S found the start easy, thought the rock up on the pocket to reach the holds was the crux, Jools belayed and Lauren followed comically with the aid of a shoulder!
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
found the start easy, thought the rock up on the pocket to reach the holds was the crux, Jools belayed and Lauren followed comically with the aid of a shoulder!
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
Hidden 14 Mar, 2010 Sent O/S
dmoir 12 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
Lloyders 29 Aug, 2009 Solo RP
with Paddy
with Paddy
SGD 2 Aug, 2009 Lead had to use a 'mobile climbing hold' for the start
with vholmes
had to use a 'mobile climbing hold' for the start
with vholmes
Rob Davies 3 Jun, 2009 Solo dnf As on previous attempts, unable to do the initial heave
As on previous attempts, unable to do the initial heave
grady ?Jun, 2009 2nd
dannyboy83 11 May, 2009 Solo O/S
Glyn Davidson 10 May, 2009 Solo dnf E1? Wouldn't this be better with a V grade? Beta: Tried going from the large pocket up to the high crimp on the left. Managed to consistently stick it but couldn't do anything from there. I'm told the way to do it is an easy reach to a crimp on the right which I hadn't noticed :S Next time! :)
with osh
E1? Wouldn't this be better with a V grade? Beta: Tried going from the large pocket up to the high crimp on the left. Managed to consistently stick it but couldn't do anything from there. I'm told the way to do it is an easy reach to a crimp on the right which I hadn't noticed :S Next time! :)
with osh
Hidden 10 May, 2009 Solo O/S
garburn 25 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
jiles 11 Apr, 2009 Solo
Alex Winter 11 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
NDD 4 Apr, 2009 Solo
cornishben 21 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Marc Elliot
with Marc Elliot
MNA123 31 Jan, 2009 Solo Done as a highball above mats.
Done as a highball above mats.
northy1983 ??, 2009 Solo hvs more like i, but still goes for e1 in the guide
hvs more like i, but still goes for e1 in the guide
Hidden 25 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Nov, 2008 Lead
Mike W 3 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
with cat
with cat
mark s 17 Sep, 2008 Solo
Bristoldave 30 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
Birdo 9 Feb, 2008 Solo O/S
Jon Read 12 Jan, 2008 Solo rpt
with mark s
with mark s
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
donkster 25 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with crooko
with crooko
Jus 28 Sep, 2007 Solo
Jack Symmons 16 Sep, 2007 Lead
with Chris T
with Chris T
Hidden 9 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
sam8oy 8 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
with John
with John
Somerset swede basher 10 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Jus 18 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
mattyork2 5 Feb, 2007 Solo
with alaan
with alaan
Steve Banham 4 Feb, 2007 Solo rpt It's aright. Just do it when it's dry
It's aright. Just do it when it's dry
Ben1983 4 Feb, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Birdo ??, 2007 -
with Dave Bird
with Dave Bird
John Sergeant ??, 2007 -
Owen W-G 4 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
with Robin
with Robin
maffujones 23 Feb, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Jan, 2006 TR O/S
Hidden 24 Sep, 2005 Lead
Laramadness 24 Apr, 2005 Solo
Ally Smith ??, 2005 Solo O/S Date a guess
with EmilyG
Date a guess
with EmilyG
mark s ??, 2005 Solo
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
SR1970 ?Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Feb, 2003 Solo RP
Andrew Abraham 16 Feb, 2003 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2002 Solo
Becca_itd 30 Jun, 2002 2nd
Hidden 30 Jun, 2002 Solo
steveb2006 12 May, 2002 Solo
Gus 3 Jul, 2001 Lead
Hidden ?Jan, 2001 Solo
sadams 26 Feb, 2000 Solo
with John Boyle
with John Boyle
tlr ??, 2000 Solo
nige ??, 2000 Solo
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20 Sep, 1998 Solo
with tim lowe
with tim lowe
Hidden 20 Jul, 1998 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Mar, 1998 Solo
smudge 14 Sep, 1997 Lead O/S
with Rob
with Rob
Mick King 18 Sep, 1996 Solo G/U
Mick King 18 Sep, 1996 Solo rpt Did it again just to show it who's boss
Did it again just to show it who's boss
Hidden 1 Sep, 1996 Solo
alan moore ??, 1996 - Quite shocked to get up a 5c move. Ultimate rock quality.
Quite shocked to get up a 5c move. Ultimate rock quality.
robtrooper ??, 1996 -
ste_d 18 May, 1995 Solo O/S
nai ??, 1995 Lead
D Tempest 9 Oct, 1994 Solo
with Rick
with Rick
crossleysm ?Aug, 1993 Solo O/S
The Reaper 14 Apr, 1993 TR O/S Shunt
Shunt
samt 13 Sep, 1992 Lead 1 point of aid.. Robs head apparently!
with Rob Weston
1 point of aid.. Robs head apparently!
with Rob Weston
OMSKB 24 Jun, 1991 Solo
channinga ??, 1991 -
Rich Kirby 4 Nov, 1990 Solo
with Joanne Jowett
with Joanne Jowett
Roget 21 Apr, 1990 Solo O/S
Stoney Boy 11 Jun, 1988 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 1 May, 1988 Solo β
goi.ashmore 1 May, 1988 Solo β
Michael Hood 8 Apr, 1988 Solo Given E1 5c at the time.
Given E1 5c at the time.
Hidden 23 Jul, 1987 Solo
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1987 -
Hidden 21 Jul, 1984 Solo
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 48
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 58
Votes cast 51
Style of ascent
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