Rockfax Description
Worth seeking out. Climb up and right to enter the right-hand of the parallel cracks. Finish up this by sustained climbing. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, RonĄ Leeming, D Carnell, P Brown, S Hunt 1956

Luke90 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S

The narrow section of clear-ish rock at the bottom is being encroached on by vegetation. Had to remove a few nettles. Not a particularly friendly start in damp conditions. Tough for the grade in general.

with Liz
Hidden 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S
gaz3212 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Andypeak 14/Aug/16 2nd
dan_blair87 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 23/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Felt much harder than last time, probably due to the heat. Quite bold reaching the diagonal crack. Still not quite a VS, though I've led easier routes that are!

with Carmen
Hidden 23/Jul/16 2nd
Jim Slater 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Maia
john max 03/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead
PanzerHanzler 24/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Lynn Robin, Bob Butcher
olddirtydoggy 02/Jun/16 Lead
LAJJ 02/Jun/16 2nd
with Phil
superturbo 27/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 2nd
georgenvk 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S
RM199 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S


Wayne S 02/Aug/15 2nd
with Dale
D Berry 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Good, but tough for the grade. Have led plenty of easier VSs.

with Wayne S
Ronnie Concave ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Not the easiest HS we have done but well worth the effort.

with M.Borglewood
cathymiller 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Hard at the grade - felt more like VS, much harder than the supposedly VS 4c to the right (Manna Machine). But also much more fun.

Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead
Gavdee1 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tony Johnson
tonevert 24/May/15 2nd O/S
with Gavin
jimbonfire 18/Aug/14 -
'The Potts' 08/Aug/14 2nd
admackie 07/Aug/14 -
with john
Graeme Hammond 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Durkules 30/Jul/14 2nd
DanChad 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 11/Jun/14 Lead
with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
GermanAlex 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

done as a warmup, felt a bit sandbaggy at HS. very nice route though! unfortunately got rained off, good thing the jams at the top are all sinkers.

with Robby
Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd
Robin Nichols 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with robin
hazeysunshine 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Thea, Helen L
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
duzinga 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Omer
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 02/Jun/13 -
gazfellows 20/Apr/13 2nd

A little grassy to start with, but then all becomes clear with nice but sustained climbing through the groove! Nice route!

with Billy
madasten 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Gaz
odox 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Awkward but great climbing - do it on a warm sunny day.

with Sam Webb
Dave Pen ??/2013 Lead

tough move to reach the security of the crack, what a view from the top!

Colin Scotchford 07/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
Marq 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Steve backed off so I led it all

ChadM 16/Sep/12 2nd dog
ChadM 16/Sep/12 2nd dog
Hannes B 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Bella
Jules Lane 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great climb. Middle section quite tough.

Hoyes 18/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Different Steve 11/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Emma Hawkins
Pete Nugent 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt

Started up the flake and traversed right. Some hard moves to get established on the ledge higher up and a long stretch left to gain jugs on the final headwall. Harder than the last time I did it!

with Will Taylor (LC&CC), Rod Campbell
MDowson 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with sam webb
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Oct/11 -
MD 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mark H
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead
Compo 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Will
Batt 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hoyes 28/Jun/11 2nd O/S
climbingxcat 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Not easy for a warm up climb! Fortunately Brian found it hard too

with Brian
victim of mathematics 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Dom
ben47h 17/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead dnf
MikeDowsett 12/Sep/10 2nd
with John Harrison
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Kirill 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Chris Ellis 24/Jul/10 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Bex_M 23/May/10 Lead
with Duncan Dunbar
zombie_pat 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
richardhopton 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Great climbing for HS! Loved it..again!

with Olga Leszynska
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Barry D 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Mel
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Sam1991 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Really pleasant climbing, maybe a bit tough at the grade, but not 4c. Good gear all the way.

with Mark
mark20 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

An excellent route, easier than it looks. High in the grade, but neither VS nor 4c!

with Carmen
porridgefan 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Niall Francis
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mic_b 26/Jun/09 Lead
with mrsbate
Hidden 23/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mike Bayley 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Stevens
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd
Joez 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Good lead for Michelle. With Giles

Michelle_250 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Joe and Giles
igneouscarl 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Tom Stahl
Giles-Caradog ?/Apr/09 2nd
thomasadixon 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Reaver2k 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Really nice climb, and in sunshine for once! Moved confidently up the initial bit, moved up and right which felt quite sustained, then moved out left slightly - probably off route - realised I was supposed to be out right, moved out and up the slanting roof into the rest at the top where the twin cracks are. Took a rest and worked my way up the beautiful crack with jams. Lovely and spectacular situation with the sun! Abbed off the front.

Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Ben H
b.hayley ?/Aug/08 AltLd
AndyM-LVB 13/Jul/08 2nd β
richardhopton 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S

pull blue rope first

masa-alpin 28/Jun/08 2nd β

My first climb in Dovedale.

with Brian Q
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead
climbingrev 15/May/08 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climb with one or two thoughtful moments. My main worry was that I was off-line. Drawing in "Northern Lime" shows traverse too early. Description is more accurate - step to left is by niche, not below left slanting crack line. good pro where needed

DannyK 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Katie
Whealiebob 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Stee
BigToe 02/Mar/08 2nd
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Different Steve 04/Nov/07 2nd rpt
PanzerHanzler 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Nice route but a bit more sustained and thought provoking on route than the grade would suggest.

Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
spacey 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with jo macey
Luke Kelly 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Duggan
Mark D 02/May/07 2nd O/S
with Luke Kelly
jossa ?/May/07 2nd
with Moley
Sankey 06/Apr/07 Lead
with Andy E
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
Cameron13 11/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with jules
dan_o_b ?/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/06 2nd
Alfredo ??/2006 Lead
with Tim
Paul Leader 26/Jun/05 2nd β
with Bowline
David Martin 02/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with DrGav
Wayne S ??/2005 -
chrishedgehog 24/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Erwin Bottomley
cem 05/Jul/03 Lead rpt
with Rod Strachan
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Different Steve ??/2003 2nd rpt
with Carol Fowles
Hidden 18/Aug/02 Lead dnf
Dave Mason ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with wayne
sdht ??/2002 -
antclark6381 01/Oct/00 Lead
Different Steve ??/2000 Lead O/S
cem 04/Sep/99 2nd
with John Smith
Hidden 22/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/99 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??/1999 -
with Tom sherlock
Hidden 27/Jul/98 Lead
stokienomad 01/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 08/May/98 Lead
with Roger Hardon
DerwentDiluted 11/Aug/96 Lead
with Laurie Smith
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/96 Lead
with Matt Hawley
brady 30/May/96 AltLd O/S
with John Cameron
ColinD 08/Apr/95 Lead
nickcanute ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Backinthegame 19/Mar/94 2nd
leathers 27/Jun/93 Lead
with Charlotte Evans
babymoac 15/Dec/92 Lead
with James Crampton
Hidden 20/Sep/92 Lead
Rob Davies 11/Apr/92 2nd
nai ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 -
marcoleptic ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Banjo
SimonN 30/Jun/91 Lead
Martin Bennett 09/Aug/90 -
with John Considine
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/90 Lead

Why is this not given VS 4c?

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Aug/88 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/87 Lead
wynaptomos ?/Mar/86 Lead O/S
neilh 02/Jun/85 2nd
with dave croker
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Ken Taylor 20/Oct/78 AltLd
with Andy Bond, Neil Williams
tapley 10/Jun/78 AltLd
with Alison Tapley
rogerskews ??/1978 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Nigel Bond 13/Sep/75 Lead
with Ben Foord
Andy Say ??/1974 2nd
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