18m.

Rockfax Description
The flaky groove requires some hard work to pass the bulge. The wall above (old pegs) is also tricky. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950s 1955

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Hidden 21 Sep Lead
john lynch 1 Sep 2nd O/S
Bethan May Davies 1 Sep Lead Lovely views and exposure
Lovely views and exposure
jon_gill1 15 Apr 2nd O/S Great well protected climbing with and till the top section where it’s a bit loose and grass covered. There is an old sling that wants replacing with a decent bit of rope, sadly didn’t have anything big enough with us (needs maybe 6m) we tied some new tat through the pegs and left a nut in situe but this really needs a good tidy up and making safe. If I go back up anytime soon I will be sure to take some rope and sort it out.
with Claire McElwain
Great well protected climbing with and till the top section where it’s a bit loose and grass covered. There is an old sling that wants replacing with a decent bit of rope, sadly didn’t have anything big enough with us (needs maybe 6m) we tied some new tat through the pegs and left a nut in situe but this really needs a good tidy up and making safe. If I go back up anytime soon I will be sure to take some rope and sort it out.
with Claire McElwain
steve_yo 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with sam ring
with sam ring
James Oswald 17 Jul, 2016 2nd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S I enjoyed this, but as per previous comment it's definitely a bit vegetated high up! That said, the rest of it climbs well and topping out on the pinnacle is neat too.
I enjoyed this, but as per previous comment it's definitely a bit vegetated high up! That said, the rest of it climbs well and topping out on the pinnacle is neat too.
Hidden 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hannes B 18 Jun, 2016 2nd
Alex@home 5 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Would be a very good route if it finished where the good rock (and gear) ends. Instead you get 5m of steep grass with occasional loose rock which brings onto the summit. Which is grassy, loose and unpleasant and from which you have to descend slightly to get to the shocking pegs and thread which looks like it's stuck behind some mud. Richard fell seconding just after crux when a hold came off in his hand. Should be a lower off where the good rock finishes. There, I said it
with The Doctor
Would be a very good route if it finished where the good rock (and gear) ends. Instead you get 5m of steep grass with occasional loose rock which brings onto the summit. Which is grassy, loose and unpleasant and from which you have to descend slightly to get to the shocking pegs and thread which looks like it's stuck behind some mud. Richard fell seconding just after crux when a hold came off in his hand. Should be a lower off where the good rock finishes. There, I said it
with The Doctor
philhilo 16 Sep, 2014 Lead dog Fell of an E1 lol!spent a while looking at The Flake, got pumped. Went at this got even more pumped. Top 7m tottering pile of lethal rubble and grass. PEG BELAY SHOCKING, BACKED UP WITH BLIND THREAD.
with RoFanne
Fell of an E1 lol!spent a while looking at The Flake, got pumped. Went at this got even more pumped. Top 7m tottering pile of lethal rubble and grass. PEG BELAY SHOCKING, BACKED UP WITH BLIND THREAD.
with RoFanne
Haydn Jones 3 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S what an ace route, take 2 stars from me, its a shame its not longer, and the top is on suspect rock if it wasn't for that it would be 3 stars. ANCHOR IN REALLY BAD SHAPE.
with pep
what an ace route, take 2 stars from me, its a shame its not longer, and the top is on suspect rock if it wasn't for that it would be 3 stars. ANCHOR IN REALLY BAD SHAPE.
with pep
jamie ward 27 Jul, 2013 2nd Really enjoyed this route, steep climbing through the overhang and a strenuous exit.The belay/Abseil anchor needs replacing urgently!
with Marcus Harvey
Really enjoyed this route, steep climbing through the overhang and a strenuous exit.The belay/Abseil anchor needs replacing urgently!
with Marcus Harvey
riddle 30 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 30 Jun, 2012 Lead
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
djones66 ?Jun, 1995 Lead β I thought it was a good route when I lead it in '96- enjoyed it enough to do it twice that year. Belayed by throwing one rope down to the gully on the other side and geting Mark to tie it to a tree, i.e. there wasn't any good gear on the summit (a manky peg or two, in the wrong place). Worth doing if only for the summit experience.
with Mark Jones
I thought it was a good route when I lead it in '96- enjoyed it enough to do it twice that year. Belayed by throwing one rope down to the gully on the other side and geting Mark to tie it to a tree, i.e. there wasn't any good gear on the summit (a manky peg or two, in the wrong place). Worth doing if only for the summit experience.
with Mark Jones
Martin Bennett 26 Sep, 1993 -
with MT, Simno
with MT, Simno
D Tempest 25 Jul, 1993 2nd
with Rick
with Rick
D Tempest 25 Jul, 1993 Lead
with Rick
with Rick
Neil McA 14 Mar, 1993 Lead O/S
with Martin Mandel
with Martin Mandel
Michael Hood 10 May, 1992 Lead dog Rested on gear.
Rested on gear.
tapley 12 Nov, 1989 2nd
with Phil Jarvis
with Phil Jarvis
uphillnow 15 Oct, 1989 2nd
with Mark Gray
with Mark Gray
Hidden ?Jun, 1988 -
Stoney Boy 16 May, 1988 Lead O/S
with Neil Binns
with Neil Binns
steveb2006 24 Oct, 1987 Lead Fail on The Flake after.
with Mervyn Dudley
Fail on The Flake after.
with Mervyn Dudley
charlesmfrench 14 Jul, 1985 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
with Ian Milne
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
D Tempest ?Aug, 1980 AltLd
with Chris
with Chris
D Tempest ??, 1980 Lead
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