Rockfax Description
Left of the through-cave, tackle the twin cracks and the bulge to access the interesting groove above. Although highly polished, it remains popular. Exit either side of the final roof. © Rockfax

FA. John Loy, Harry Gillott, Brian Stokes, Ted Howard 1960

meanderthal 15/Jun/17 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Jun/17 Lead

Lovely climb. Lightly glossy. Good protection. Excellent moves/holds to start & through the bulge, easier in groove above, then a stiffer finish (right & centre of roof)

with Silve
smoreda 04/Jun/17 2nd
hthom 29/May/16 2nd O/S
with Pete Neden
Clama 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Krzysztof, MYox
MYox 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Fun, easy, polished.

with Claudia, Krzysztof
Robin Nichols 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Roger
john lynch 13/Sep/15 Lead
with Bethan D, rosie
cragtyke 21/Jul/15 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Really nice route and the polish doesn't really detract

planetmarshall 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Clive Betteridge
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
georgenvk 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with shouter
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie, Chris Vanderz
aking12 14/Mar/14 2nd O/S
john lynch 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ant King
sting 30/Jul/13 TR
with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion
Mowglee 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sasha, Tom Nichols
JHiley 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Thought some holds were loose, especially just below the bulge and avoiding these made this a bit of an ordeal. They were polished though as well as wobbley...

with Fran
Nordie_matt 19/Jun/13 Lead
Joey C 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
franhammond92 09/Jun/13 2nd
Jake Young 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Jake
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/12 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 22/May/12 2nd
andybirtwistle 22/May/12 Lead

Squeaky polished at the bottom but very good and worth 2*s

Graeme Hammond 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Seemed more like a VS till just over the roof then found upper groove was more tricky with technical bridging.

Jim Slater 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Polished holds lower down, but positive enough to still make a good climb.

with Rosa
victim of mathematics 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S


with J-Ro
John Lewis 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with James Rowe
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead
caradoc 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Hot and sweaty, those shiny holds stay in the memory.

with john b
ColinD 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

So slippery in first 15', let it add to the experience.

marcoleptic 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tommo
Luke Dawson ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead
jon bradley 15/May/10 2nd dog

Evilly polished. Great line, but loses a star because of the teflon holds

with Huw Howells
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Ketu 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
tiga271 16/Aug/09 2nd
with mark20
mark20 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
jonka ?/Aug/09 Lead
with mark
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 2nd
9fingerjon 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Owen
Cake 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with Jon
bigphil 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Toby
Adam1973 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
Tom Anthistle 26/Apr/09 2nd
Sankey 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stephen
jimbonfire 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
dan66 24/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Rory Guy
spacey 11/Aug/07 2nd
Paul Evans 11/Aug/07 Lead
with spacey
nige pacer 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 08/Jul/05 TR
Hidden 09/Jun/05 2nd rpt
Sam and will 05/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett + Ben Bennett + Amanda Bennett
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
with john d
Howard J 13/Jul/04 2nd
with Richard Bonheyo
Brown ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Phil West 31/May/03 Lead β
with Chris Tan
Hidden 26/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Phil West 25/Sep/99 Lead dnf

Gave up at the roof.

with David Atherton
Hidden 24/Jul/99 2nd O/S
sdht ??/1999 -
cem 10/May/98 Lead O/S

Graded VS 4c when I did it

craig h 04/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Rick W and Janet Hannah
Chris Murray ?/Jun/96 2nd
with Richard Bower
colin milton 19/Jul/95 Lead
with eric milton
roncaves 23/May/93 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/93 2nd O/S
Backinthegame ?/Aug/92 Lead rpt
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Lead rpt

Had seconded it in 85

with Dave Gurney
Roget ??/1992 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/91 2nd
leathers 26/Apr/91 Lead
with Ed Hyatt
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Backinthegame ?/Apr/90 Lead

polished even then! But thought VS fair at the time....

with Andrew Hall
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/89 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/88 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Aug/88 2nd O/S
malc 22/Jun/88 Lead O/S
with Billy Whiz
John Marsland 11/Jun/88 2nd
with Darrell Small
Hidden ?/May/88 Lead
Martin Bennett 10/May/87 -
with IW
Hidden 07/Jul/85 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
Tim Bateman 04/Nov/84 2nd
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Hidden 29/Oct/83 Lead
Mark Kemball 09/Sep/83 Solo
Pete Pozman ?/Jul/83 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
Hidden 12/Jun/83 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/83 AltLd O/S
mark-abz 15/Sep/82 2nd
with Andy W
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
charlesmfrench 18/Oct/81 Lead O/S
babymoac 12/Apr/81 -
Hidden 07/Mar/81 Lead
Chris Ellis 06/Jul/80 2nd
with Nige Shaw
tapley 27/Apr/80 Lead
with Chris Seymour, Alison Tapley
Neil McA 13/Jan/80 Lead O/S
Andy Say 13/May/79 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
Mark Kemball 26/Feb/77 Lead
with Ian Grace
Hidden 30/Jan/77 Lead
rogerskews ??/1977 Lead
with Various
Derek Ryden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
Nigel Bond 26/Oct/75 Lead
with John Derbyshire
Hidden 12/Oct/75 Lead
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
mikej 28/Mar/71 2nd
with John Bickerdike
uphillnow ??/1970 -
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