68m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A reasonable start and finish are linked by some rock and a lot of vegetation in the upper half of the first pitch.
1) 5b, 28m. Climb the crack in the left wall of the slabby groove to bulges, then traverse left to easier rock. Graze up the rib and grotty terrain to a belay below cleaner rock. A tough pitch. The wall to the left gives a harder variant - The Direct Start, E2 5c.
2) 5a, 14m. Trend left up the wall to a niche, then climb up and slightly leftwards to belay in the cave.
3) 4c, 15m. Finish leftwards, as for West Wall Climb. © Rockfax

FA. Des Hadlum G.Smith (3 points) 1968

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
tiff tsang 23 Jun AltLd O/S some good climbing on the first half of p1, but not worth the effort to have to navigate through the second half of p1 of choss and terrible gear.
some good climbing on the first half of p1, but not worth the effort to have to navigate through the second half of p1 of choss and terrible gear.
AVSheard 23 Jun AltLd O/S First pitch was more soil and grass then rock, Tiff kept on knocking rocks down at me and there was nothing at the top to make a final anchor with. Apart from that it was a really nice climb.
First pitch was more soil and grass then rock, Tiff kept on knocking rocks down at me and there was nothing at the top to make a final anchor with. Apart from that it was a really nice climb.
Manc88 15 Sep, 2018 2nd dnf Seconded P1 only before bailing off to traverse into Ivy Gash to ab back to the ground. Initial crack is tough, especially as some of the better holds share themselves with the local vegetation. The verative meadow which awaits once you're round the corner is just heinous!
Seconded P1 only before bailing off to traverse into Ivy Gash to ab back to the ground. Initial crack is tough, especially as some of the better holds share themselves with the local vegetation. The verative meadow which awaits once you're round the corner is just heinous!
Tom Redwood 15 Sep, 2018 Lead
with Manc88
with Manc88
The Grist 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Traumatic.......and very very hot. Take a lawnmower and big balls.
Traumatic.......and very very hot. Take a lawnmower and big balls.
Hidden 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
michael.johnson ??, 2018 AltLd
jon_gill1 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Me p1 and Ripper p2 then finished by doing the last two pitches of beeston eliminate. Quite a scary day out!
with ripper
Me p1 and Ripper p2 then finished by doing the last two pitches of beeston eliminate. Quite a scary day out!
with ripper
ripper 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd
chris smith 14 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Top half of the first pitch is horrible. Really loose and overgrown with not much bomber gear. Which is a shame as 2 nd are 3rd pitch are awesome!
Top half of the first pitch is horrible. Really loose and overgrown with not much bomber gear. Which is a shame as 2 nd are 3rd pitch are awesome!
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 -
harold walmsley 27 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Climbed all the proper rock on P1, moved L and up round the arete to be confronted by a vertical field with embedded loose stones and disposable ivy stems. I did this route years ago and don't remember it being this bad. Found some good gear below the field, downclimbed from this to the thread with maillon where Patience leaves The Beest, lowered off this and abseiled later for the gear.
with Colin Struthers
Climbed all the proper rock on P1, moved L and up round the arete to be confronted by a vertical field with embedded loose stones and disposable ivy stems. I did this route years ago and don't remember it being this bad. Found some good gear below the field, downclimbed from this to the thread with maillon where Patience leaves The Beest, lowered off this and abseiled later for the gear.
with Colin Struthers
keith leonard 8 May, 2013 AltLd climbed thorn then ab to pitch 2 belay, missed vertical grass section
climbed thorn then ab to pitch 2 belay, missed vertical grass section
chrisbussell 8 May, 2013 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
with Tim O'Neill
Jake Young 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with mark20
with mark20
mark20 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
scoth 12 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
Noodles30 22 Sep, 2011 Lead rpt
sgl0jd 14 Jul, 2011 - The first pitch was harder than expected then chossier than expected. We arrived at the belay to find peregrines nesting so gave up and built a lower off a bit off to the right. Probably best to avoid this til the birds have gone
The first pitch was harder than expected then chossier than expected. We arrived at the belay to find peregrines nesting so gave up and built a lower off a bit off to the right. Probably best to avoid this til the birds have gone
JEP 22 Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
richardhopton 11 Sep, 2009 AltLd dog Nightmare first pitch. Was expexting 5a after The Thorn and got 5c. Getting to the second pitch was a nightmare with all the grass, but pitch two was fantastic..led p1 and p3
with Martin Cleaver
Nightmare first pitch. Was expexting 5a after The Thorn and got 5c. Getting to the second pitch was a nightmare with all the grass, but pitch two was fantastic..led p1 and p3
with Martin Cleaver
Martin Cleaver 10 Sep, 2009 -
with Richard Hopton
with Richard Hopton
Mark Dennison 17 Jun, 2009 Lead
SGD 22 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S This is hard, the starting groove is 5c and the 2nd part of P1 is dangerous! P2 is delightful though....glad I did P2 not P1
with rob1
This is hard, the starting groove is 5c and the 2nd part of P1 is dangerous! P2 is delightful though....glad I did P2 not P1
with rob1
rob1 22 Mar, 2009 AltLd dog
with SGD
with SGD
nickdonohue 6 Apr, 2003 AltLd horrendous finish to 1st pitch - mud & grass
with Jim Barradale
horrendous finish to 1st pitch - mud & grass
with Jim Barradale
cem 28 Jan, 2001 AltLd O/S Led p2
with GrahamD
Led p2
with GrahamD
Hidden ??, 2000 2nd rpt
Chris Murray ?Jun, 1998 Lead P1 only. Had to ab off tat when my second couldn't get up it (and he was the one who wanted to do it!)
P1 only. Had to ab off tat when my second couldn't get up it (and he was the one who wanted to do it!)
roncaves 27 Apr, 1996 AltLd
with Ian Wadsworth
with Ian Wadsworth
Duncan Bourne 9 Apr, 1995 2nd
with P Smalley
with P Smalley
Colin Edwards 7 Apr, 1995 Lead
Mick King 2 Apr, 1995 AltLd Dog P1, lead P2, 2nd P3
with Steve Lavender
Dog P1, lead P2, 2nd P3
with Steve Lavender
Sean Kelly ?Sep, 1991 Lead
with Keith Bolton
with Keith Bolton
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 1989 Lead O/S
goshawk ??, 1989 Lead
with Adam Kassyk
with Adam Kassyk
Martin Bennett 29 Oct, 1987 -
with Simno
with Simno
steveb2006 5 Apr, 1986 AltLd Led 1st pitch. Gez tries to do The Beest top pitch but fails on this
with Max Rock, Gez Morgan
Led 1st pitch. Gez tries to do The Beest top pitch but fails on this
with Max Rock, Gez Morgan
Mark Kemball 9 Feb, 1984 2nd 5c direct start.
with Hugh Stuart
5c direct start.
with Hugh Stuart
charlesmfrench 17 Apr, 1983 AltLd O/S L,2,2.
L,2,2.
uphillnow 24 Mar, 1983 Lead
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
Gezzer ??, 1983 -
with Merv Dudley
with Merv Dudley
Hidden 4 Jul, 1982 AltLd
Nic Robinson 7 May, 1982 AltLd O/S
with Irish George
with Irish George
neilh ??, 1981 Lead
duncan ?Jun, 1979 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 May, 1979 AltLd
tmawer 11 Feb, 1979 AltLd O/S
with Bob Berzins
with Bob Berzins
Hidden 28 Aug, 1977 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Nov, 1975 AltLd
Rick51 19 Jun, 1974 AltLd
mikej 6 Oct, 1973 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
with Geoff Williams
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