Rockfax Description
The centre of the wall is climbed by a fingery crack-line, sustained and awkward to protect, especially if you layback it. © Rockfax

FA. Eric Byne 1933

johnE 07/Jun Lead O/S

The first couple of metres proved tricky since I had placed a cam in the best handhold for the layback

with gerry
Hidden 26/May TR
Mattiussi 06/May Lead
Samseabass 06/May 2nd
Sid Sherborne 05/May Solo O/S
SimonOliver 15/Apr -
ACT 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Ben Jones 94 23/Sep/17 2nd
with Andy Tyler
1918hasti 20/Sep/17 2nd
with Theeni
Theeni 20/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Chris Fook 21/Aug/17 Lead O/S
MathewWright1998 06/Jul/17 Sent O/S
charliepickering 03/Jul/17 Lead β
Rory_Cummings_NI 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 03/Jul/17 Solo rpt
rurp 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden ?/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/17 2nd
Fatclimber 22/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Deako
DannyH001 19/Jun/17 Lead O/S
eb202 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Mike505
Mike505 11/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/17 Lead
Remyveness 15/Mar/17 Lead O/S
NatalieB96 15/Mar/17 2nd O/S
climbingrev 08/Mar/17 Lead rpt

Nice lead. Good gear, really clean style.

buxtoncoffeelover 04/Feb/17 TR
with smoreda
Retro Rowan 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Hannah Manley
Chris Fook 02/Oct/16 TR O/S
MarkRoe 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 17/Aug/16 Solo O/S
mmmhumous 10/Aug/16 TR
with Marie, FarmerJones
Hidden 24/Jul/16 -
Paul Hy 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Lucy S, Jenni Lees
MikeyP 13/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Solo O/S
BusyLizzie 30/May/16 2nd

Steve led, Dom and I seconded with considerable difficulty!

DozyDom 30/May/16 2nd
Fatclimber 30/May/16 Lead
shell145 29/May/16 TR O/S
with Ursie
JOHNB-W 28/May/16 TR
with adam mitchell
tom bre 22/May/16 2nd O/S
with Lizzie, mcdougal
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead
Andy Peak 1 08/May/16 Solo

Perfect solid limestone

ewinchip ?/May/16 TR O/S
Matt Smith 04/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Ed Tillard
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Heather Osborne 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Led for Dave to follow up, enjoyable route

with Dave
Jweden2 ??/2016 Lead
GouldHarry ??/2016 Solo RP
sbattams 25/Oct/15 TR
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Bedford 04/Oct/15 Solo
with remus
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S
EllieCotterill 26/Sep/15 TR O/S
vigroovian 26/Sep/15 TR
PTH 13/Sep/15 TR O/S
JamesW2015 23/Aug/15 Lead G/U
with Martin Harrell
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Solo O/S
James Rigby 27/Jul/15 TR O/S
Rob Jarratt 18/Jul/15 2nd

Overgraded. Lovely route though.

with Tony Sawyer
PeteWilson 16/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/15 TR rpt
musicl3e 03/Jul/15 TR
jrccrosby 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Very straight forward after a bit of thought at the bottom

with Elsie
Palmer 20/Jun/15 Lead β

on pauls gear

with sopaz
sopaz 20/Jun/15 Lead
with Palmer
Lynn Robin 20/Jun/15 2nd
with martin hore
don pfaff 11/May/15 Lead
Rockafella 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S

An easy HVS if you use all the available features as I did. I expect if you layback all the way it might feel more like an HVS.

Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 27/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Simon, Jemma
JonathanJones 17/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Climbed on Curly's placed gear.

climbingrev 23/Sep/14 TR

Done this a few times, but felt I'd never nailed it. Did today.

with Shunt
Durkules 18/Sep/14 2nd
Graeme Hammond 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

gear perfect wires and easy to place

katherinesydney 30/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Skinny, Marq
Marq 30/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead
JHiley 03/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Katy M
tatz45 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
catherine.e.moss 27/Jul/14 2nd dog

Helped by a man in a green t-shirt who talked me through all the steps. Couldn't believe I could do this!

with Basil Moss
Robbiobaby 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
AdamPrzeslak 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
adam clarke 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Ignore comments about awkward to protect - 3/4 excellent nut placements. Felt pretty soft for HVS

with Adam Lynch, James Hulme
kermit_uk 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/14 TR O/S
Darron 08/Jun/14 -
col3 01/Jun/14 TR O/S
with Luc, Paul1
Paul1 01/Jun/14 TR
with col3
eel 16/May/14 Solo O/S
with Andy J
gazzij 04/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Pwdr
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Nick Sherring 08/Mar/14 Solo O/S
climbingrev 19/Feb/14 TR dog

Worked this a bit; couldn't commit to crux for some reason (really wet, maybe)

with Gri Gri
Hidden 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Paul1 29/Sep/13 Lead

First HVS for over a year. Very enjoyable.

Bradbury 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mary Winter
col3 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Hard!! Pumpy but great fun

Chris Redding 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Jack93
Jack93 19/Aug/13 Lead
ashtond6 13/Jul/13 Solo O/S
JHiley 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 06/Jul/13 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
schwenk 18/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 05/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
tdan0504 04/May/13 -
with Jo Gardiner, Anita Aggarwal, BeaEs
SteveJ30 ?/May/13 -
thehugehead 27/Apr/13 -
with Alice
mapperley samurai 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Moss
pigeonslipper 02/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 30/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Neil Henson
Tim_C7 15/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Again, one rock shoe job, made the route interesting.

with Rosie Wilson
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
Dan818 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Oceanic 09/Sep/12 -
SecretSquirrel 09/Sep/12 2nd
with Oceanic
Marcusk 25/Aug/12 TR
with Mike
paul__in_sheffield 19/Aug/12 Sent
with Noodle
Mike_Hayes 19/Aug/12 Solo
karol dubas 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Sadler
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/12 Solo rpt
D.Andrew 05/Jul/12 Lead dog
Robbiobaby 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S
joe hallam 19/Jun/12 2nd dog
Andy Hardy 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
csh.1000 23/May/12 2nd
with Jones_d
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead O/S
SteveM 14/Apr/12 Solo
Jenny Monkey 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Lukem6
Lukem6 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Well protected with good moves, found a less obvious door handle style hold. Over all a good Harborough style finger crack.

Andy Clarke 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Thought this was the most enjoyable of the HVS's here. But like the others, a touch overgraded. Gear is fine and not particularly hard to place.

with Ralph
steven24584 ?/Feb/12 Lead
PAJames ??/2012 -
adam carless 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
seanraby 25/Sep/11 TR RP
with jymbob
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/11 2nd
AndyPagett 04/Sep/11 TR
with Rich Saunders, John Buckle, Adam Mitchell
MD 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with benny_m
benny_m 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Debs 21/Aug/11 2nd
with UnkArl
Hidden 21/Aug/11 TR
Rik Payne 21/Aug/11 2nd
with UnkArl
UnkArl 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Compo 06/Aug/11 Lead
with Hannah
Birdo 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/11 TR
Mike_Hayes 15/May/11 Solo
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead dog
Peterb23 16/Apr/11 -
ian2707 16/Apr/11 -
Mr Sparkle 15/Apr/11 Solo O/S
TonyF 06/Apr/11 Lead
jshields 06/Apr/11 2nd

Done solo many times

with TonyF
danny3007 20/Mar/11 TR O/S
Neil D ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Nadeem Rahim
ParkFace 18/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Tricky first move, I don't agree with the awkward to protect part, It was my first HVS and it Swallowed four bomber nuts!

with jk88
gingerwolf 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Paul1 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

First HVS, nice jugs at the end.

jpksalmon 25/Sep/10 2nd dnf
with Paul1
spacey 04/Sep/10 Solo
riddle 03/Sep/10 Solo O/S
android 28/Aug/10 TR
catty_9 28/Aug/10 TR


with LWCC
Rampikino 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Cat
Yanis Nayu 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Phil & Andy
shkinitrep 26/Jul/10 Lead dog

Took a couple of attempts and had to rest on gear. Had 1 fall when reattempting due to complatency

pwilkie 04/Jul/10 Lead dog
Jez 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
Chris Harding 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sara
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Solo
bjlsmith 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Bryan
hellboundblr 05/Jun/10 Lead 31/May/10 Lead
with jamesca
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
charley 22/May/10 TR O/S
chumleywarner 22/May/10 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 22/May/10 TR O/S
Wil Treasure 13/May/10 Solo
philhilo 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead
ophielle ??/2010 Lead O/S
JWB 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Sally
maybe_si 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
climbingrev 21/Sep/09 TR rpt

Lovely line, with good moves; some nice body positioning helps make this quite straightforward.

with Shunt
paul__in_sheffield 23/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Noodle
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Oceanic 07/Aug/09 -
Hidden 23/Jul/09 TR
jimbomann ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with pete neale
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
jsrous 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rich and Matt
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/09 TR rpt
treacherous ?/Jun/09 2nd
aquazepp ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Souljah 31/May/09 Solo O/S
with Phill goss
Jeff JNR 30/May/09 TR dog

Very busy route with people queing

with Dad
Hidden 27/May/09 Lead
atom 03/May/09 Solo


with Jethro
Danzig ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/May/09 Solo
with atom
Hidden 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
gibbsy2305 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 TR
The_Boy_ODwyer 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
robertporter 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with James
co1ps 17/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with noodle the labradoodle
beeson_paul 14/Aug/08 Lead O/S

good views from finish

SR1970 ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/Jul/08 Solo O/S
sammyt 16/Jul/08 Lead
Don Jebus 16/Jul/08 Lead RP
with sammyt
scottski 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
Matt Fry 06/May/08 Solo O/S
Paul_southgate68 06/May/08 Lead O/S

sustained,did'nt hang about to place gear,just took the rope up!

Ed Babs 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sally Mac
chinwaa 03/May/08 2nd dog
with Ed Babs
climbingrev 19/Apr/08 TR rpt

Again, years since last ascent, but did this really well on top rope. Nice lay-back. Can't remember lead, but it must have been a bit of a struggle - pro looks pretty rubbish.

Paul_southgate68 ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with kimbo
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Daniel Wicks 18/Nov/07 Lead O/S
sce8 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Becky and Tom
Ian Parnell 21/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Ali Mynett
eel 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Oceanic ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 25/Jul/07 TR O/S
fatbuoybazza 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with olivia & phil
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
FrankW 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Rogers
Peakology ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Solo O/S

Year a guess.

Allan Watson 19/Nov/06 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
simonw1 18/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Somerset swede basher 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
peter myers ?/Sep/06 Lead
cem 20/Aug/06 Solo rpt
Pythonist 09/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/06 TR
Hidden 21/Jul/06 TR
spqr 15/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Rob Welsh
Climb Rox ??/2006 Lead
JamieForman ?/Dec/05 TR
with Tim
Si dH 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Ronan Kavanagh
cem 03/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
Sam and will 25/Mar/05 Solo O/S
willmot ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
climbingrev 13/Apr/02 Lead RP

First time I've really trad redpointed. Enjoyed the experience. Used two threads on dyneema and a nut higher up (disposed of this on true lead!)Not too steep, but vertical enough. Crack has no jugs low down so this disconcerts a little. Top a stroll. No great worries once got used to the feel of the crack.

Little B 07/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Jane
Budge 04/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Rich, Neville Jaques
Hidden ?/Apr/00 TR rpt
nige pacer ?/Nov/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/99 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Stu n Clare
Marti999 ?/Jun/97 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Paul
Kenemo 22/Jul/95 Solo
Neil McA 24/Apr/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1993 -
GrahamHP ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Cathy Seymore
keith Lonsdale 31/Aug/92 Lead
with David Lonsdale
Hidden 11/Jun/92 2nd
Backinthegame ?/May/92 Lead O/S

It was VS 4c when I did it - thought it was hard at that grade....

with John Wright
Roget 15/Mar/92 Solo O/S
tlr 28/Dec/88 Lead
with Fin
Hidden ?/Aug/87 Lead
steveb2006 20/Jul/85 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
193 ??/1981 Solo
tapley 19/May/79 -
with Jug Jarvis
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
mikej 08/May/71 Solo
with E
mikej 07/Feb/71 Solo dnf
with Stewart Grant
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