Rockfax Description
A sensational airy line up the grooves above Indian Face. Brilliant climbing at an unlikely grade for the situation.
1) 5a, 25m. As for November.
2) 5a, 18m. Continue up November until the crack closes up, then swing left and up to a ledge below a groove.
3) 5b, 35m. Climb the amazing well-protected groove above on big holds with oodles of exposure. At the top overhang, move left. Belay or continue up easy ground to the Eastern Terrace. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Graham Westbrook 27 Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Jun Lead O/S
Von T 22 Jun AltLd O/S P3. The harder pitch but dry at least.
with GraMc
P3. The harder pitch but dry at least.
with GraMc
Felix la shat 16 May Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Apr AltLd
John McKenna 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Linked p1+2. Top pitch is great fun.
with Slovak Pete
Linked p1+2. Top pitch is great fun.
with Slovak Pete
Ralfy 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
Greg Cunningham 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with phil ralf
with phil ralf
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Sam Brown 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nat williams
with Nat williams
Flavio 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
PaulTanton 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Good old route. Very dry conditions. Top pitch is never too hard but keeps coming.
Good old route. Very dry conditions. Top pitch is never too hard but keeps coming.
JendeHoxar 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Dave Almond 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lots of fun
with frost
Lots of fun
with frost
frost 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Linked P1-2. This makes a very long sustained 5a-b pitch. Belay at top of P2 is a bit of a faff and relies on tiny gear and a rusty peg. Found third pitch easier - just massive jugs and perfect protection. Easy enough if you don't hang around.
with eduardo
Linked P1-2. This makes a very long sustained 5a-b pitch. Belay at top of P2 is a bit of a faff and relies on tiny gear and a rusty peg. Found third pitch easier - just massive jugs and perfect protection. Easy enough if you don't hang around.
with eduardo
eduardo 1 Jul, 2018 2nd Drainpipe only a bit damp but much more sustained than it looks! P3 is brilliant.
Drainpipe only a bit damp but much more sustained than it looks! P3 is brilliant.
jobangles 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead first two pitches as one.
Lead first two pitches as one.
Guy Arnold 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Pitch 3
Pitch 3
Adam John Haynes ?Jul, 2018 Lead
with Vito
with Vito
Graeme Hammond 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant steep jug pulling with loads of bridging rest, was still waiting for it to get proper hard when I unexpectedly topped out. Led P1 + 3
Brilliant steep jug pulling with loads of bridging rest, was still waiting for it to get proper hard when I unexpectedly topped out. Led P1 + 3
Ralfy 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
with Liam
with Liam
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
Andy Peak 1 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd Good clean fun!
Good clean fun!
pete johnson 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
MikePycroft 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt Led the drainpipe and p2 in one. Top pitch was hard to start and condinually interesting.
Led the drainpipe and p2 in one. Top pitch was hard to start and condinually interesting.
Laurabrown 26 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Sam Parker
with Sam Parker
Adam Booth 26 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 26 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
ferdia 13 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with James Mchaffie
with James Mchaffie
mishabruml 7 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S I led p1 and p2, george p3. P2 easy for 5a with an awesome bold and exposed traverse. P1 was dry!! Thanks welsh heatwave. P3 so cool, set the spookometer off tho when george set off miles above the shitty belay before there’s any gear
with Geothermal D
I led p1 and p2, george p3. P2 easy for 5a with an awesome bold and exposed traverse. P1 was dry!! Thanks welsh heatwave. P3 so cool, set the spookometer off tho when george set off miles above the shitty belay before there’s any gear
with Geothermal D
Hidden 4 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
foobar123 4 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led p1&3. Drainpipe was absolutely gopping, but doable nonetheless. p2 alright, but again nothing special. p3 was the real deal, with some pretty sustained climbing involving lots of calf pump! Guidebook is correct about the big holds and bomber gear, but the holds all face the wrong way and it takes red / blue wallnuts the whole way up, so had to get creative with gear placements after using both of those in the first few metres!
Led p1&3. Drainpipe was absolutely gopping, but doable nonetheless. p2 alright, but again nothing special. p3 was the real deal, with some pretty sustained climbing involving lots of calf pump! Guidebook is correct about the big holds and bomber gear, but the holds all face the wrong way and it takes red / blue wallnuts the whole way up, so had to get creative with gear placements after using both of those in the first few metres!
john lynch ?Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
Sam Parker ?Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
lanky ?Jun, 2018 AltLd I did the middle pitch, top pitch is where iust at.
with trystam
I did the middle pitch, top pitch is where iust at.
with trystam
Hidden 24 May, 2018 AltLd
JackM92 24 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route with contrasting pitches. Led drainpipe crack and the top groove. Steep but straightforward, was slightly unnerved by the lichen and hollow flakes though. First E graded route after an unpleasant knee ligament injury, good to be back on interesting stuff again.
Great route with contrasting pitches. Led drainpipe crack and the top groove. Steep but straightforward, was slightly unnerved by the lichen and hollow flakes though. First E graded route after an unpleasant knee ligament injury, good to be back on interesting stuff again.
Hidden ??, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Helen Gibson 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2
with Graham Hoey
Led pitch 2
with Graham Hoey
The Grist 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Dan Hale 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Felt quite serious at times with all the hollow rock and lichen on it
with owain86
Felt quite serious at times with all the hollow rock and lichen on it
with owain86
owain86 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P2 together, bit hollow and dirty.
Led P1 and P2 together, bit hollow and dirty.
malx 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Christina 5 Jun, 2016 2nd dirty and damp. Brilliant
with Paul Clarkson
dirty and damp. Brilliant
with Paul Clarkson
Ramon Marin 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S Fantastic day up at Cloggy, in October. Roasting in the valley, so escaped to the mountain
with dave pickford
Fantastic day up at Cloggy, in October. Roasting in the valley, so escaped to the mountain
with dave pickford
Fragmod 13 Jun, 2015 Lead
James Oakes 12 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Gaz led top pitch
with Fragmod
Gaz led top pitch
with Fragmod
mike mo ??, 2015 -
mike mo ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
mike mo ??, 2015 -
mike mo ??, 2015 -
mike mo ??, 2015 -
richiebongo 13 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Seconded 1st pitch which was soaking wet, lead 2nd pitch then lead third after paulo abandoned it. Top pitch gets better and better the higher you go.
with paulo
Seconded 1st pitch which was soaking wet, lead 2nd pitch then lead third after paulo abandoned it. Top pitch gets better and better the higher you go.
with paulo
dan gibson 26 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Misha 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Had led P1 before as part of Vember. Eszter led P1 and P2 together which worked well. A nice pitch but P3 is better still! A tricky and serious start above the belay with a small blueberry bush providing an impromptu snack and an opportunity to throw a blueberry at your belayer! Then good gear and great bridging and finger locking to the top. Not physical if you do it right! Easy E2 in my book, may be even hard E1 ;-) Carried on to do Pinnacle Arête.
with eszter
Had led P1 before as part of Vember. Eszter led P1 and P2 together which worked well. A nice pitch but P3 is better still! A tricky and serious start above the belay with a small blueberry bush providing an impromptu snack and an opportunity to throw a blueberry at your belayer! Then good gear and great bridging and finger locking to the top. Not physical if you do it right! Easy E2 in my book, may be even hard E1 ;-) Carried on to do Pinnacle Arête.
with eszter
Diggler 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Pumpy top pitch.
with andyob
Pumpy top pitch.
with andyob
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd
jonleighton 22 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
alastairbegley 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S couldn't face the first pitch so lead p2. What a fantastic route (after P1)!
couldn't face the first pitch so lead p2. What a fantastic route (after P1)!
Nick Russell 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S I led P1 - as bad as it looks - and P3 - as good as it looks!
I led P1 - as bad as it looks - and P3 - as good as it looks!
Luxulyan 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Tom Murrell
with Tom Murrell
Rachel Slater 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 3, pretty dirty, not a fan.
Lead pitch 3, pretty dirty, not a fan.
tim newton 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
HAJ Francis ?Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S p1 and 2 in a oner
p1 and 2 in a oner
Hidden ?Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Bob ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
The old James turnbull 23 Jul, 2013 2nd
with will sim
with will sim
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Lead
Grezza 20 Jul, 2013 Lead Fab!
with Paul E
Fab!
with Paul E
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Simon Davis 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Tim P
with Tim P
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Wil Treasure 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Dan Mckinlay 15 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
mark20 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P2
Led P2
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd
willoates 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S the top half of the third pitch is 3*
with Luke Brooks, John Oooooore
the top half of the third pitch is 3*
with Luke Brooks, John Oooooore
geoff b 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd An excellent day out. We biked up in 70 minutes & back in 20!
with Rod W
An excellent day out. We biked up in 70 minutes & back in 20!
with Rod W
Ralfy 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Lenny
with Lenny
Duncan Campbell 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P2 in a oner. Top pitch is awesome!
with Ollie B
Led P1 and P2 in a oner. Top pitch is awesome!
with Ollie B
Ollie B 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with D.Campbell
with D.Campbell
Lenny 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
with Phil .N
LRob 6 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with alex mason
with alex mason
Alex Mason 6 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S In two pitches. Lee Linked P1 & P2 in about 45metres. Top pitch, steady, juggy but hollow like being a mouse climbing up the bark of a tree.
with Lee Roberts
In two pitches. Lee Linked P1 & P2 in about 45metres. Top pitch, steady, juggy but hollow like being a mouse climbing up the bark of a tree.
with Lee Roberts
Dave Rumney 27 May, 2012 Lead
with Tanya Milner
with Tanya Milner
HIGHTOWER 28 Mar, 2012 AltLd Led 2nd pitch. Great route. Had to work very hard to stay on the top pitch.
Led 2nd pitch. Great route. Had to work very hard to stay on the top pitch.
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
frank ramsay 3 Jul, 2011 Lead Top pitch only. A bit dirty but absolutely brilliant.
with Dave Turnbull
Top pitch only. A bit dirty but absolutely brilliant.
with Dave Turnbull
Dave Turnbull, BMC 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Crux pitch only as top out from Great Wall.
with Frank Ramsey
Crux pitch only as top out from Great Wall.
with Frank Ramsey
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Helena Robinson
with Helena Robinson
Martin Cooper 19 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Fantastic Split last pitch so I had 2 and 4
with Nick
Fantastic Split last pitch so I had 2 and 4
with Nick
Ed Babs 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S P1 + 3
with Harry
P1 + 3
with Harry
soph 1 Jan, 2010 -
Hidden 5 Jun, 2009 2nd dog
mike lawrence? 4 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Fantastic climb, all 3 pitches were excellent though sadly i did not experience the jug pulling extravaganza on pitch 3 just hard climbing all the way. Try to get someone to take photos of you on P3 as it is a fantastic position. Enjoy!
Fantastic climb, all 3 pitches were excellent though sadly i did not experience the jug pulling extravaganza on pitch 3 just hard climbing all the way. Try to get someone to take photos of you on P3 as it is a fantastic position. Enjoy!
Hidden 30 May, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 26 Apr, 2009 AltLd
Mark Stevenson ??, 2009 AltLd
thompson1000 28 Jul, 2008 2nd
with mike r
with mike r
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
bronsonite 27 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Dave Barrans
with Dave Barrans
Hidden 16 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
Chad123 ?Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S Bit dirty at the top but still a total classic in an amazing position, first pitch seems quite tough for a warm up!
with Jo
Bit dirty at the top but still a total classic in an amazing position, first pitch seems quite tough for a warm up!
with Jo
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
with Pat King Nick Bivin
with Pat King Nick Bivin
andybirtwistle 15 Aug, 2003 Lead
with Ian Murray
with Ian Murray
dickypips 23 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S good climb with brill top pitch.good pro
good climb with brill top pitch.good pro
Hidden 31 Jul, 1999 2nd β
pauldrew ??, 1998 Lead Some time late nineties
with Kevin Sales
Some time late nineties
with Kevin Sales
Nick Biven 28 Aug, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Pat King (McCann), Ian McNeill
with Pat King (McCann), Ian McNeill
steveb2006 21 Jul, 1996 Lead Excellent route
with Rob Gambles
Excellent route
with Rob Gambles
Roget 21 Jul, 1996 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
pete johnson 20 Jul, 1996 AltLd O/S
with Hughie
with Hughie
GuyM ??, 1996 -
WB ??, 1996 AltLd O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
michael burrows 20 Aug, 1995 AltLd O/S
with richard parry
with richard parry
uphillnow 29 Jun, 1995 AltLd Mark led crux
with Mark Gray
Mark led crux
with Mark Gray
Campbell42 24 Jun, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Chris Wilson
with Chris Wilson
NickJH ?Aug, 1994 -
MikePycroft ?Jun, 1992 Lead O/S
PeteCheung ?Aug, 1991 AltLd
with Bill
with Bill
Hidden 1 Jun, 1991 AltLd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jun, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Keekus, Nick Keekus
with Sarah Keekus, Nick Keekus
Seymore Butt ??, 1990 AltLd
with Spuz
with Spuz
charlesmfrench 18 Jun, 1989 AltLd rpt Led the last pitch this time.
with Ian Milne
Led the last pitch this time.
with Ian Milne
Mike Owen 23 Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
with Paul Mills
with Paul Mills
Hidden ??, 1988 Lead
Hidden 21 Jun, 1986 AltLd
Hidden 4 Jun, 1985 AltLd O/S
Melok ??, 1985 -
Martin Bennett 21 Jul, 1984 -
with Dave Prior
with Dave Prior
Dave Turnbull 19 May, 1984 Lead O/S Brilliant 1st visit to Cloggy
with Martin?
Brilliant 1st visit to Cloggy
with Martin?
Brian Wilderspin ?May, 1984 Lead
with Julian James
with Julian James
Andy Edgar ??, 1984 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 7 Aug, 1983 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
charlesmfrench 17 Jul, 1983 AltLd O/S Led first two pitches in one, seconded the third.
with Alan Bennett
Led first two pitches in one, seconded the third.
with Alan Bennett
Neil McA 14 Jul, 1983 AltLd O/S Fantastic route! We climbed it in the sun at about 6:30am following a 4:30 start after the midges disturbed our bivi under the boulders in the Pass. JD and I had met by chance while soloing at Stanage End late the previous evening and made an impromptu decision to go to Cloggy. We arrived in the Pass at 2:00, the midges woke us at 4:00 and we were on the Clog by 6:00. What followed was a memorable day with 5 classics and a chance to watch Jerry on the FA of Masters.
with Johnny Dawes
Fantastic route! We climbed it in the sun at about 6:30am following a 4:30 start after the midges disturbed our bivi under the boulders in the Pass. JD and I had met by chance while soloing at Stanage End late the previous evening and made an impromptu decision to go to Cloggy. We arrived in the Pass at 2:00, the midges woke us at 4:00 and we were on the Clog by 6:00. What followed was a memorable day with 5 classics and a chance to watch Jerry on the FA of Masters.
with Johnny Dawes
Andy Nicholson ?Aug, 1980 Lead O/S
with JR
with JR
sharpie ?Jun, 1980 Lead O/S
with PL
with PL
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Dave Musgrove 15 Oct, 1977 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
with Jim Worthington
Mark Kemball 12 Aug, 1977 Lead One of my all time best routes.
with Sarah Bridge, George Mumford
One of my all time best routes.
with Sarah Bridge, George Mumford
Hidden ??, 1977 AltLd
Hidden 14 Aug, 1976 Lead
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