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

jon_gill1 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Me p1 and Ripper p2 then finished by doing the last two pitches of beeston eliminate. Quite a scary day out!

ripper 18/Apr/15 AltLd
chris smith 14/Jun/14 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!

Hidden 13/Apr/14 -
harold walmsley 27/Jun/13 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
keith leonard 08/May/13 AltLd

climbed thorn then ab to pitch 2 belay, missed vertical grass section

chrisbussell 08/May/13 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Jake Young 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
scoth 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Noodles30 22/Sep/11 Lead rpt
sgl0jd 14/Jul/11 -

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/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
richardhopton 11/Sep/09 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
Martin Cleaver 10/Sep/09 -
with Richard Hopton
Mark Dennison 17/Jun/09 Lead
SGD 22/Mar/09 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

rob1 22/Mar/09 AltLd dog
with Stu Day
nickdonohue 06/Apr/03 AltLd

horrendous finish to 1st pitch - mud & grass

with Jim Barradale
cem 28/Jan/01 AltLd O/S

Led p2

Hidden ??/2000 2nd rpt
roncaves 27/Apr/96 AltLd
with Ian Wadsworth
Duncan Bourne 09/Apr/95 2nd
with P Smalley
Colin Edwards 07/Apr/95 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/91 Lead
with Keith Bolton
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 29/Oct/87 -
with SF
Hidden 05/Apr/86 AltLd
Mark Kemball 09/Feb/84 2nd

5c direct start.

with Hugh Stuart
charlesmfrench 17/Apr/83 AltLd O/S


uphillnow ??/1983 Lead
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
Gezzer ??/1983 -
with Merv Dudley
Hidden 04/Jul/82 AltLd
Nic Robinson 07/May/82 AltLd O/S
with Irish George
neilh ??/1981 Lead
duncan ?/Jun/79 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/79 AltLd
tmawer 11/Feb/79 AltLd O/S
with Bob Berzins
Hidden 28/Aug/77 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/75 AltLd
mikej 06/Oct/73 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 9
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 7
Votes cast 7
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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