Rockfax Description
The thin crack that runs up to the grassy col gives a pleasant pitch. Climb the crack to its end at a small overlap then step out right and head for the ridge and the abseil tree. © Rockfax

FA. Pete O'Donovan, Mark Stokes 1976

scottywakefield 26/Aug/17 Lead dnf

The normal start is caked in moss, nettles and bramble. Above the stump its cleaner but still grassy and brambled where you want to either use holds or place gear.

Hidden 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 19/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Bottom part is unpleasant.

with Colin Hughes
Hidden 18/Aug/15 2nd rpt
danJBA 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Simon
BTphonehome 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 08/Aug/15 2nd
with Bram
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
danielroymoss 14/Apr/15 TR

ascended the back way by the ash tree takes you to the top, lots of in situ gear to use though looks a bit tired after the winter

Hidden ?/Apr/15 -
cem 09/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good clean climbing after the first vegetated section. A good line and moves, deserves its 2nd star in the newest rockfax guide, but needs more traffic to keep clean. Pulled out fair bit of stuff on the main climb on abseil but need some prober tools to sort out the bottom bit.

with Charles
Chriswallis2 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Very worthwhile route with plenty of gear. Needs a bit more mileage to clean up the first 6m.

with Anna
fabricio 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with leon
Martin Haworth 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Very unpleasant vegetated first 20ft. HVS 5a

Hannes B 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Danny
bigdrew 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Liam
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Tim Brookes 10/Apr/11 Lead
rikbattye ??/2011 -
Hardcore Pat 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ketu 01/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Charles M
cem 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Rich Guest 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nice crack line. Dovedale is a very pleasant setting. Lots of posing to crowds going on! :)

Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Very good IMO

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
zombie_pat 15/May/10 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
metal arms 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Brown 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with James T
Hidden 14/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
HimTiggins 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Paul
miastacey 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Heather Clarke
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd
Different Steve 20/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Karen Roberts
BallsofBritishSteel 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Charles
cem 24/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Different Steve 23/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Clio
Clee 23/Aug/08 2nd
with Steve
DaveFidler ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Ian Broome 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Bob
eduardo ??/2007 Lead O/S

2007 ish?

Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
goi.ashmore 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
John Marsland 08/Jul/06 2nd
with Goi
juza 05/Jul/06 Lead dog
Coel Hellier ??/2006 Lead
Different Steve ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Steve Gray
Chris the Tall 15/Jul/05 2nd
skygodley 30/May/05 Lead O/S
cem 13/Mar/05 Lead O/S

Also several times since

Hidden 17/Apr/04 Lead
Phill Mitch ??/2004 Lead O/S
with john d
pauldrew 04/Oct/03 -
pete johnson 04/Oct/03 -
PenJD 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
Dave Bond 11/May/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
Hidden 13/Apr/02 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Budge 10/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
Scott McRae ?/Jun/97 2nd O/S
with Martin Hore
Hidden 20/Apr/97 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/95 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ?/Aug/95 -
nickcanute ??/1995 Lead
robtrooper ??/1994 Lead O/S
Roget 27/Mar/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Bruce Kerr 27/Mar/93 Lead
with Perric Crellin
leathers 04/Aug/92 2nd O/S
with Martin Vimpany
Rob Davies 20/Apr/92 AltLd

Angus backed off and I finished it, or maybe the other way around

with Angus McLean
Hidden ??/1992 -
Neil R 26/May/91 Lead
with Ed
uphillnow 14/May/91 Lead

done before

jcw ?/May/91 -
with Martin Harris
SB_NWUK_99 ??/1991 -
Hidden 07/Mar/90 Lead
Hidden 22/Jan/89 Lead
AlanLittle ??/1989 2nd
with Carl Blakeley
Hidden 31/May/87 Lead
Rob Davies ?/May/87 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/87 Lead
Martin Bennett 31/Aug/86 -
with MT
charlesmfrench 24/Nov/85 Lead O/S
TonyF 01/May/85 Lead O/S
with George Fowler
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
neilh 23/Jul/84 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/83 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/82 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/1980 Lead O/S

Always enjoyed this route despite the vegetation. Deserves more traffic

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