Rockfax Description
The steepening right-hand arete of the buttress. © Rockfax

jimbonfire 22/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar Solo rpt
Tom Fullen 07/Jan 2nd O/S
jessieleong 07/Jan Lead O/S

Actually not as desperate as the name suggests- more gear on the face than expected. Fairly straightforward, short route. Mind the bird poo!

Oo 14/Oct/17 Lead
evans859 28/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Chris Fook 21/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 29/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Chris Fook 15/Jul/17 2nd
Chris Fook 15/Jul/17 2nd
mmmhumous 12/Jul/17 Solo O/S
MathewWright1998 06/Jul/17 Sent O/S
yossarian714 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S

I couldn't find any gear above half-height, and therefore didn't dare to commit to the top move when trying to stick to the LHS of the arete. In the end I finished up the RHS instead, which is much more reasonable at the grade!

Pete_Mosely 24/Jun/17 2nd β

Up the left side of the arete where there is no gear.

with Tom
DannyH001 19/Jun/17 Solo
Hidden 31/May/17 2nd
danjouan 19/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Elizabeth Allen 15/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Luke
Luke90 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Prof. Outdoors 02/Apr/17 Lead
with Jane
Hidden 15/Mar/17 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Dec/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Oct/16 Lead
admcne 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Steph Moore
fuzzysheep01 17/Aug/16 Solo O/S
pete1993 17/Jul/16 Solo rpt
with Felicity, Ben
shell145 29/Jun/16 TR
with Ursula
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/16 Solo
Chris Murray 23/Apr/16 Solo
DanChad 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Great finish!

simeclimb68 13/Apr/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Solo O/S
will484 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Jaynie 20/Mar/16 2nd
with will484
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S
B.D.Shah 04/Oct/15 Solo
with Remus
Bedford 04/Oct/15 Solo
with remus
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Solo O/S
the power 28/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Billy
PTH 13/Sep/15 Solo O/S
JamesW2015 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Hannah Dawson, Martin Harrell
RalphC 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Louise, Adrian
Graeme Hammond 10/Jul/15 Solo O/S
with Gavin Singleton
Ian Clare ?/Jul/15 Solo
Nick_Merriman 18/Jun/15 Solo
Sam P 14/Jun/15 Lead
Paul Hy 14/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 Solo O/S
don pfaff 11/May/15 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Matt Shepherd 24/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 27/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Simon, Jemma
Hidden 17/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
TomGB 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Laramadness 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Robnort 03/Aug/14 TR O/S
with ellie Bromage
tatz45 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
yekko 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
eburki1 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Sankey 30/Jun/14 Solo
with Reuben and Clare
chris fox 27/Apr/14 Solo
DaveB61 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Greg Jennings
joe hallam 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Chelsey Robinson 08/Apr/14 2nd
Tim Harper 22/Feb/14 2nd
with NTU
Retro Rowan 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Louis Miller 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 24/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with ianlaw
Chris Redding 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Jack93 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S
jogh 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Vincent
vinni 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with James
Ramblin dave 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Sioban, Alison
Siobhan McGowan 07/Jul/13 2nd
pete1993 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Steve Vincent 03/Jul/13 Solo
Mike_Hayes 05/Jun/13 Solo
matiamallia 02/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Solo
papalazarou 17/Apr/13 Solo dnf

Bloody windy! Easily escapable so had a go at soloing. Feels exposed and the big holds run out just far enough from the final mega-jug for me not to risk it.

Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Tbaldwin-uk ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S


Ramblin dave 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Emma
nmwr 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
PhillS 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kieran, Connor
Marmoset 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
Mike_Hayes 25/Jul/12 Solo rpt
darrencabowabo 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/12 Lead O/S
razzorbuzz 13/May/12 Lead dog
SteveM 14/Apr/12 Solo
adam carless 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

if you stick strictly to the arete on the LHS, this is a bit of a sandbag, quite hard moves and not well protected unless you use gear in other routes.

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Solo rpt
UnkArl 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S
edd rab 27/Jul/11 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Birdo 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
John Lewis 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
staceyjgsolo 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Solo O/S
PhillS 02/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Rosie
lozowen 27/Jun/11 Solo
Lukem6 26/Jun/11 TR O/S

really interesting climb, s 4a is definitely directly over the bulge. easy to take vdiff finish left or right.

with Ben Guillimore, jamie taylor, Jenny Monkey
Jenny Monkey 26/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo
Mike_Hayes 15/May/11 Solo
Mr Sparkle 15/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Ben Hollands 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan the man
simeclimb68 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Kendrick 10/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Si
simonscubadiver 10/Mar/11 Lead O/S


Neil D 01/Mar/11 Solo O/S
LivinITlarge 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Joe
Hidden 17/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Sep/10 2nd
riddle 03/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hammy 28/Aug/10 Solo
Ben_Bullbridge 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Rampikino 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Cat
Rampikino 08/Aug/10 TR

The left side as show in RF. Very tough.

with Cat
katyc 03/Aug/10 Solo
danleyden 01/Aug/10 Solo
iskra2000 17/Jul/10 Lead
with Clare Downie
howlingbaboon 02/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
hellboundblr 05/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 20/May/10 Solo O/S
colinwarden 20/May/10 Solo O/S
amstel 24/Apr/10 Solo
Ben Hollands 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Wendy Anderson
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo rpt
M_Bell 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Alun Freem
ophielle ??/2010 Lead O/S
maybe_si 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
scrat 26/Sep/09 Lead
highfivekrissy ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Konrad Doyle
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead
paul__in_sheffield 23/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Noodle
DanT 15/Aug/09 Solo rpt
with Flick Towns
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Solo O/S
spacey 04/Jul/09 Solo
DanT 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Dissington, Flick Towns
Hidden 25/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
tomcoomber 30/May/09 Lead
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 Solo O/S
Danzig ?/May/09 Lead O/S
devonjester 26/Apr/09 2nd

Bit of an overhang, good fun. Finger strength suprised me as not climbed for ages.

lenn1346 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Think I may have gone a bit far right in the middle

with Colin L
Alfredo 26/Apr/09 Solo rpt
bjlsmith 25/Apr/09 2nd
with Ian and SMC
Hidden 24/Apr/09 AltLd
carriegold 07/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Solo rpt
nick ferro 07/Mar/09 -
Oceanic 07/Aug/08 -
Hidden 29/Jul/08 Sent O/S
Mark Stevenson 28/Jul/08 Solo O/S
malc 27/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Paul S
Chalky Cat 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Dom
Ronnie Concave ?/Jul/08 Lead

Flake protection now missing. Scary top move.

with M.Borglewood
CJE 28/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Guy Wilson 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 24/Jun/08 Solo O/S
mungo 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Good lead for my first outdoor climb this year! Not much room for pro hence the grade.

SuperstarDJ 12/Jun/08 2nd dog

First outdoor climbing in about 9 months and boy did it show. Fell of the bottom after trying to do something bizarre, good practice for Jamie on belay. Once I stopped trying to climb it and climbed it I was fine.

b.hayley ?/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 21/May/08 2nd
Ian Archer 13/May/08 Lead
with Ben Thompson
nai 11/May/08 Solo
with Cal, Ian, KK & Families
Matt Fry 27/Apr/08 Solo O/S
krikoman 23/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Whealiebob 22/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Si dH 22/Apr/08 Solo rpt
with Chris and Jake
Joez 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with James
blakey21 04/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Solo rpt
mintcake 09/Feb/08 2nd
with John Kelly
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
daviesp2 03/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 25/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/May/07 Lead
Hidden 18/May/07 2nd
hamish2016 05/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd
Blue Straggler 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with ebygomm
FrankW 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Rogers
Somerset swede basher 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Solo rpt
Pythonist 09/Aug/06 Solo O/S
malc 22/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Paul S
caradoc 12/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Hidden 03/Apr/06 Solo rpt
cem 04/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Peakology ?/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Climb Rox ??/2006 Solo
burnt ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S
with None
Si dH 23/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus ?/Aug/05 Solo
Brown 08/Oct/04 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
franny ??/2004 -
Hidden 02/Apr/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Jul/02 Solo rpt
DerwentDiluted ?/May/00 Solo
rocktigger ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/98 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Feb/98 Solo rpt
uphillnow ??/1998 Solo
with john stanger
Hidden 16/Mar/97 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/96 Solo
Hidden 02/Aug/95 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/95 Solo O/S
Kenemo 22/Jul/95 Solo
Martin Bennett 23/May/95 Solo
Hidden 13/May/95 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/94 Solo O/S
marcoleptic 27/Sep/93 Solo
babymoac 18/Jul/92 Solo
Hidden 11/Jun/92 Solo
Andy Say 03/May/92 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Solo
steveb2006 28/Jan/89 Solo
Iain Thow 30/Aug/88 Solo
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Hidden ??/1978 -
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