28m.

Rockfax Description
A superb sustained pitch, on which the gear is perfect, but hard work to place. A loose wall (old peg and good small wires) leads to the bulge that guards the crack, pull over this then press on rapidly up the soaring line. A couple of bridged rests are available for the long legged but the ability to press on will be found of more use. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, Roy Leeming, D.Carnell, P.Brown, S.Hunt 1950s. FFA (nearly) John Fleming, Chris Calow (1pt) 1978. FFA. Ron Fawcett 1978 1955

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100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, James' Summer Ticklist, Definitive *** Peak Lime

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phatlad 19 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome route, with a chossy start. Top is starting to look a tad tottery too now, take care on it
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βeta: Awesome route, with a chossy start. Top is starting to look a tad tottery too now, take care on it
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Duncan Campbell 3 Jun Lead O/S Mega. Have wanted to do this for a while. Took a while to get going with a lot of upping and downing the start. Almost backed off as I didn’t feel too confident. But once I got the RPs (peg is dead now) in to protect the moves up and left into the groove, I had a bit more confidence to go for it. Still took a bit more faffing though. Fortunately once I got into the groove the lactic clock began ticking so I was a bit quicker. Nearly pumped off around the second groove but it eases once you get out of this one. First proper E5 of the year which is encouraging.
Mega. Have wanted to do this for a while. Took a while to get going with a lot of upping and downing the start. Almost backed off as I didn’t feel too confident. But once I got the RPs (peg is dead now) in to protect the moves up and left into the groove, I had a bit more confidence to go for it. Still took a bit more faffing though. Fortunately once I got into the groove the lactic clock began ticking so I was a bit quicker. Nearly pumped off around the second groove but it eases once you get out of this one. First proper E5 of the year which is encouraging.
James Oswald 3 Jun 2nd O/S Really good after you get proper gear in the crack. Deserves more ascents!
Really good after you get proper gear in the crack. Deserves more ascents!
Hidden 1 Jun Lead O/S
ClimbCJH 24 Jul, 2018 2nd dog
dominic lee 12 May, 2018 Lead rpt On Debs gear. Last done 80/81.
with debbie birch
On Debs gear. Last done 80/81.
with debbie birch
debsb 12 May, 2018 Lead G/U Fell off. Pulled ropes and did route clean.
Fell off. Pulled ropes and did route clean.
ferdia 14 May, 2017 2nd had one go on andy's gear in between his goes. amazing route.
had one go on andy's gear in between his goes. amazing route.
Andy Moles 14 May, 2017 Lead Third go ground-up, with gear left in. Pumpy to place.
with ferdia
Third go ground-up, with gear left in. Pumpy to place.
with ferdia
rocksol ??, 2016 -
Hannes B 30 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf ...did some gardening though
with Aidan
...did some gardening though
with Aidan
Brown 22 Apr, 2011 Lead One rest point.
with Lilifa
One rest point.
with Lilifa
Si Witcher 5 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Surprisingly difficult to stop and drop wires into the obvious cracks on the balancey middle section
with James
Surprisingly difficult to stop and drop wires into the obvious cracks on the balancey middle section
with James
Tom Briggs 4 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S This route is clean and doesn't rely on dodgy fixed gear. The peg at the initial overhang can be backed up with RPs.
with Bob Smith
This route is clean and doesn't rely on dodgy fixed gear. The peg at the initial overhang can be backed up with RPs.
with Bob Smith
mark s 24 May, 2008 Lead
with andi t
with andi t
andi turner 24 May, 2008 Lead Great route, systematically beaten into submission. Contains possibly the best nut placement I have ever used.
with Mark Sharratt
Great route, systematically beaten into submission. Contains possibly the best nut placement I have ever used.
with Mark Sharratt
kylo-342 ?May, 1996 2nd
with David Pickford
with David Pickford
Neil McA 18 Jun, 1995 Lead O/S a sprint against the clock on wilting arms. cracking stuff!
with pete barrass
a sprint against the clock on wilting arms. cracking stuff!
with pete barrass
Cowflinger ?Sep, 1994 TR O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead
ajtay ??, 1992 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1990 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 19 Jul, 1990 Lead
UKB Shark 13 May, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 1988 Lead β
Hidden 6 Jun, 1988 Lead
Hidden ??, 1988 Lead
Seb Grieve ??, 1988 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 27 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen, Gavin Peat
with Elaine Owen, Gavin Peat
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