Rockfax Description
Climb the lower wall with difficulty to a ledge on the left and a tricky finale up a hanging fissure above. © Rockfax

evans859 28/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Phil West 17/Sep/17 Lead dnf

Rained off.

with Chris Tan
SuperLee1985 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Soft. To great jugs at the ledge allow placing of gear and resting before a sprint to the top.

MathewWright1998 06/Jul/17 Sent O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI ?/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/17 Lead
mrs milf 13/May/17 2nd
with John Cook
abi.k.l 17/Apr/17 2nd dog

First half of route was fine. Good jugs on the ledge. Second half of route tricky. Finger jam in the right-hand crack was so good that I couldn't get my fingers out again(!), but when the potential jam above was dire I came off and tried again from the midway ledge using layback style moves away from the crack. Much more successful!

David Kay 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with abi.k.l
Hidden ?/Apr/17 TR
climbingrev 08/Mar/17 Lead rpt

FANTASTIC! Really enjoyed this this time. Ground up, great climb.

Chris Fook 02/Oct/16 Lead
fuzzysheep01 17/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/16 Solo
NebHappyrock 24/Apr/16 Lead β

Top section is not too bad with good reach.

with AUMC
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/15 Lead O/S
B.D.Shah 04/Oct/15 Solo dnf
with remus
Bedford 04/Oct/15 Solo
with remus
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S
PTH 12/Sep/15 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Russ 27/Aug/15 Lead
Rob Jarratt 18/Jul/15 Lead

Why can't I vote a grade lower than Easy 5a? This would be mildly overgraded at 4c.

with Tony Sawyer
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/15 Solo O/S
KatieSzkornik 30/Jun/15 -
Gerlach 30/Jun/15 TR
SuperstarDJ 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Hard getting out of the break. First HVS lead. Good route for climbing wall climbers. Technically about 5a at Nottingham wall I'd say. And probably VS.

with Katie Szkornik, Rachel Partington, Matt Lewis, Gerlach
Garnham 14/Jun/15 2nd
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Garnham, Damian W, Laura
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Matt Shepherd 24/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 27/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Simon, Jemma
climbingrev 23/Sep/14 TR rpt

Little bit tricky at the top, but nice moves.

with Shunt
Hidden 17/Sep/14 TR dog
kermit_uk 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Darron 08/Jun/14 -
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 24/Apr/14 Lead
Markheighton 24/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pwdr
climbingrev 19/Feb/14 TR dnf

Remembered something about an underling unlocking this, but couldn't find it today. Jam and crimp did it this time!

with Gri Gri
Chris Redding 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Low wall seemed easy. Crux is moving to the upper wall.

with Jack93
Jack93 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
hirving 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with rirving
jogh 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with vinni
vinni 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with jogh
mapperley samurai 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Moss
Ramblin dave 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Sioban, Alison
mick1jones 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead
SecretSquirrel 06/Jul/13 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
schwenk 18/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead
Mike_Hayes 05/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 06/May/13 TR rpt
adam clarke 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with James Hulme
thehugehead 27/Apr/13 -
with Alice
Hidden 17/Apr/13 TR
Hidden 10/Apr/13 2nd rpt
jshields 10/Apr/13 Solo
davewsargent ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
jack01 05/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with mrginna
mrginna 05/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with jack01
climbingrev 28/Nov/12 Lead dog

Good route, with one tricky, but well protected move. Rested repeatedly on the gear before making the crux moves past the break. Nice top out

Oo 18/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
Lukem6 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S

awesome, great moves layback moves on the start

Allen3859 13/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Lukem6
Oceanic 09/Sep/12 -
karol dubas 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Sadler
parksy986 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with chris dovey
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/12 Solo rpt
Matt Shepherd 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead O/S
SteveM 14/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/12 2nd
KippStudley 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climbing but not really HVS. Bottom wall a bit slippy.

with Ralph
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead
adam carless 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S

single awkward hand jam move above the break

seanraby 25/Sep/11 TR O/S
with jymbob
Hidden 08/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/11 2nd
Birdo 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
John Lewis 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 27/Jun/11 Solo
Stuart_Burbidge 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Seb Anderson
Milne 29/May/11 TR RP
with tallsop
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Ugly Kid Jo 21/May/11 2nd
with Skinny
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
Mike_Hayes 15/May/11 Solo
wishicud climbHVS 18/Apr/11 Lead

one move wonder. short route. ok

with Davey dave, my wife, she is nice.
Mr Sparkle 15/Apr/11 Solo O/S
iamstebarker 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd
Neil D ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Nadeem Rahim
stevo smith 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Rampikino 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Cat
Yanis Nayu 07/Aug/10 2nd β
with Phil & Andy
tanssop 07/Aug/10 2nd
with Andy & Wayne
danleyden 01/Aug/10 TR
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jez 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
katyc 29/Jun/10 Lead

1st HVS

aquazepp 29/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with katyc
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Rhythm24 05/Jun/10 2nd β
with cheque
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead
bjlsmith 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Bryan
hellboundblr 05/Jun/10 Lead
MD 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Heg
Hidden 24/Apr/10 TR dog
amstel 24/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/10 TR O/S
dan-8990 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with TC
climberconz 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Carl Hanaghan 10/Apr/10 TR
with Gh1
Hidden 06/Apr/10 TR
ophielle ??/2010 Lead O/S
ollie_e ??/2010 -
Mike_Hayes ??/2010 -
with Sarah Marks
Matt Fry 30/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Glasera
Matt Fry 28/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Glasera
Glasera 28/Oct/09 2nd β
maybe_si 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
aquazepp 04/Oct/09 TR O/S

wet because it was raining

climbingrev 21/Sep/09 TR rpt

Probably the best route at Harborough. Nice moves to pass the break; helps to use a jam or two (but quite sore really)

with Shunt
paul__in_sheffield 23/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Noodle
danleyden 27/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Solo rpt
jsrous 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Louise P
Souljah 31/May/09 Solo O/S
with Phill goss
thrutch 12/May/09 Solo O/S
with helen
atom 03/May/09 Solo
with Jethro
hcooper 26/Apr/09 Lead

took a bit of working, but made it!

with Jen80
Hidden 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
carriegold 07/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
gibbsy2305 01/Apr/09 TR O/S
nick ferro 07/Mar/09 -
B-bop ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Hidden ?/Mar/09 TR
geddicakes 02/Jan/09 Lead O/S

very easy

with Matthew Parkin
riddle 10/Oct/08 Solo O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
robertporter 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with James
snakebite 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Leese
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd
FrankW 30/Aug/08 Solo rpt
with None
Oceanic 07/Aug/08 -
Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
CJE 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Liz Clarkson, Andy Browne
Byronius Maximus 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Paul_southgate68 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 27/Apr/08 Solo O/S
krikoman 23/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Lead
Paul_southgate68 ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with kimbo
Peakology 09/Feb/08 Solo O/S

Good but short

AntiGrav ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Daniel Wicks 18/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 28/Oct/07 Lead RP

Depends how you do it... pretty eliminate

with Olly
Ian Parnell 21/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Ali Mynett
Hidden 12/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Jacob Ram 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with elisa best
Oceanic ?/Aug/07 -
rob wmc 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Alan
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
daviesp2 03/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Peakology 21/May/07 Solo O/S
climbingrev 20/May/07 TR β

Attempted the onsight, but to no avail. Off-balanced just past ledge. Fell onto gear. TR still off-balance, but better

tommo1664 28/Apr/07 Solo
sammoore 01/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Andy Vine
FrankW 17/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Simon Rogers
Rob Davies 09/Dec/06 Lead

Poor day

with Phil A
Somerset swede basher 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
gibbo38 24/Sep/06 TR
with Chrissy
cem 20/Aug/06 Solo rpt
Pythonist 09/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 2nd O/S
caradoc 12/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Paul Tomo 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Justin
JamieForman ?/Dec/05 Sent
with Tim
Si dH 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Ronan Kavanagh
DerwentDiluted 24/Sep/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
FrankW 25/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Laura
Climb Rox ??/2005 Lead
Brown 08/Oct/04 Solo
Hidden 12/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Katie Weston 05/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/03 2nd
Sankey ?/Jan/03 -
Gman ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Eamon
climbingrev 28/May/01 Lead O/S

Straightforward climb. 1st trad lead at HVS. Had to get quite high before I could put in first piece of gear.

RobSimmo ?/Jun/00 TR rpt
with Michele Simpson, kato'sdad
kato'sdad ?/Jun/00 TR
cem 03/Oct/99 2nd
with Gordon Carder
Pete Pozman 12/Sep/99 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 25/May/99 Solo O/S
rocktigger ??/1999 Solo
RobSimmo 03/May/98 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?/Jun/97 Solo
andrewbooth1000 18/Jun/96 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/95 Solo O/S
Kenemo 22/Jul/95 Solo
Phil1967 08/Apr/95 Solo
with Ed
andrewbooth1000 08/Apr/95 TR
Hidden 15/Oct/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1993 -
GrahamHP ??/1993 Lead O/S

A strenuous lead

with Cathy Seymore
Roget 15/Mar/92 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 08/Mar/92 Solo

VS 4b in old guidebook

Hidden 22/Jun/91 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/87 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/87 Lead
193 ??/1981 Solo
mikej 18/Feb/73 Solo
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead
mikej 05/Mar/72 Solo
with E
mikej 08/May/71 Solo
with E
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