Rockfax Description
A winding route which tackles the impressive wall between Pedestal Crack and The Corner. Great sustained climbing leading to a thrilling climax high on the wall. Start by scrambling up to below Pedestal Crack and start just right of this at a rib.
1) 4b, 20m. Climb the rib for 8m until you can head right into an easy groove. Follow this up and left to a stance on the top of the pedestal.
2) 5b, 40m. Move right along a ramp/ledge to a groove then climb this to a hand-traverse. Move right along this then up to a ledge. Climb upwards steadily until a move right gains a blind flake. Sprint up this to finish. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Andy Moles 26 Jun Lead Sting in the thorax.
with Aggie
Sting in the thorax.
with Aggie
Hidden 20 Apr Lead
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
Flavio 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S "Fighter jets are cool and exciting, trains are crap and boring. But BAE does't give much annual leave to go climbing though"
"Fighter jets are cool and exciting, trains are crap and boring. But BAE does't give much annual leave to go climbing though"
JendeHoxar 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
with Flavio
with Flavio
Sam Brown 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nat williams
with Nat williams
Dave Almond 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt Thought it felt familiar!
with frost
Thought it felt familiar!
with frost
pete johnson 4 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
frost 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd
papashango 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd
ian bryant 2 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Adam John Haynes ?Jul, 2018 Lead
with Vito
with Vito
murray 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S We did it in three with a belay where the scorpio meets silhouette. Cameron sent the Hard Very Grassy first pitch, Felicity got up the tricky groove at the start of p2, and then I inched up the final half of the headwall. It felt solid for E2 to me, a really satisfying lead. Save all your smallest cams for the blind flake section, it's the only meaningful gear from there until the finishing jugs!
We did it in three with a belay where the scorpio meets silhouette. Cameron sent the Hard Very Grassy first pitch, Felicity got up the tricky groove at the start of p2, and then I inched up the final half of the headwall. It felt solid for E2 to me, a really satisfying lead. Save all your smallest cams for the blind flake section, it's the only meaningful gear from there until the finishing jugs!
Hidden 19 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
CameronH 19 May, 2018 AltLd dog
Hidden ??, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden 5 May, 2017 AltLd
Dave Almond 5 Mar, 2017 2nd Very cold but superb route
with Tom Ripley, Philip Ingle
Very cold but superb route
with Tom Ripley, Philip Ingle
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
Lenny 17 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with Gudge
with Gudge
Gudge 17 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S P2. Bloody amazing especially the finish - one of the best pitches I've ever done!
with Lenny
P2. Bloody amazing especially the finish - one of the best pitches I've ever done!
with Lenny
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
steveb2006 2 Jul, 2014 Lead Great route and hardest in the groove above the ledge (shared with Silhouette). 'Blind' flake was good and positive. Did most of this 8 years ago as finished up Silhouette then - looking for peg to start tr R - but never found it as only a tiny stump exists.
Great route and hardest in the groove above the ledge (shared with Silhouette). 'Blind' flake was good and positive. Did most of this 8 years ago as finished up Silhouette then - looking for peg to start tr R - but never found it as only a tiny stump exists.
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
nathanlee 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Top wall is great! Nice to climb in the sun!
with Anna G
Top wall is great! Nice to climb in the sun!
with Anna G
Mr. K 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd dog I lead the first HVS pitch, bodged the crux on my first attempt so lowered off and climbed it solidly on my second try. I found the E2 pitch absolute nails and the crux sequence very difficult to read. I needed a short rest on the ropes before blasting through. An amazing piece of climbing in a very intimidating situation.
I lead the first HVS pitch, bodged the crux on my first attempt so lowered off and climbed it solidly on my second try. I found the E2 pitch absolute nails and the crux sequence very difficult to read. I needed a short rest on the ropes before blasting through. An amazing piece of climbing in a very intimidating situation.
James Oswald 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Kyle lead P1, I lead P2. P2 has a mildly bold start, then the traverse is a little strenuous but not too bad. Then the first hard section on Silhouette up the groove is tough but much easier because I'd done it last year. The final section is pretty runout, but it gets a bit easier as it goes. Lovely!
with Mr. K
Kyle lead P1, I lead P2. P2 has a mildly bold start, then the traverse is a little strenuous but not too bad. Then the first hard section on Silhouette up the groove is tough but much easier because I'd done it last year. The final section is pretty runout, but it gets a bit easier as it goes. Lovely!
with Mr. K
Rachel Slater 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S P1.
P1.
tim newton 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 2nd
with Dave Woodcock
with Dave Woodcock
Bob ??, 2014 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
HAJ Francis 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Stuart_Burbidge 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2. Great climb!
Lead pitch 2. Great climb!
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Abi Chard 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P2
Led P2
mike lawrence? 9 Jul, 2013 Lead Really fantastic climb but the top blind crack is not the crux which was a relief!
Really fantastic climb but the top blind crack is not the crux which was a relief!
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
wi11 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S P1 - climbed rib to right of pedestal crack as crack was wet. Climbed after work, first trip to Cloggy
P1 - climbed rib to right of pedestal crack as crack was wet. Climbed after work, first trip to Cloggy
dan gibson 18 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt
with alice thompson
with alice thompson
Alice Thompson 18 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Mark Leicester 10 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Fantastic and well-protected wall climbing.
Fantastic and well-protected wall climbing.
markalmack 10 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S tres bon!
with ctodd
tres bon!
with ctodd
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
georgedunton 4 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
jcw ??, 2013 -
Luke Brooks ??, 2013 -
Dave Rumney 27 May, 2012 Lead Never found the thread described. Blind flake is relatively easy to protect.
with Tanya Milner
Never found the thread described. Blind flake is relatively easy to protect.
with Tanya Milner
manwithacam 26 May, 2012 AltLd very windy on wall, and was bit concerned about ropework. very good climb, bold upper section unless you escape out right.
with Mike R
very windy on wall, and was bit concerned about ropework. very good climb, bold upper section unless you escape out right.
with Mike R
Owain Llewelyn 14 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
givemetea 4 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S P1 5a, P2 5b - led P1
P1 5a, P2 5b - led P1
dan gibson 4 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with roslyn mckendry
with roslyn mckendry
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
frank ramsay 3 Jul, 2011 2nd Cracking route. Difficult middle bit.
with Dave Turnbull
Cracking route. Difficult middle bit.
with Dave Turnbull
dan ely 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Frank Ramsey
with Frank Ramsey
Ed Babs 18 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Harry
with Harry
khawk 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with datoon
with datoon
datoon 22 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with K
with K
soph 1 Jan, 2010 -
Pete Graham 27 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
steveb2006 4 Jun, 2006 Lead It seems I finished up Silouette.
with Pete Carter
It seems I finished up Silouette.
with Pete Carter
Hidden 11 Jul, 2005 Lead
Rich Kirby ?Jul, 2005 2nd
with Tyler
with Tyler
tom.e ?Aug, 2004 2nd O/S
with Charlie Everett
with Charlie Everett
pete johnson 28 Sep, 2002 Lead O/S
with Phil Moore
with Phil Moore
dickypips ??, 2002 Lead O/S found the blank groove quite tricky.excellent
found the blank groove quite tricky.excellent
Martin Bennett 19 Aug, 1996 - 3* not just 2
with MT
3* not just 2
with MT
Hidden ?Jun, 1996 AltLd
michael burrows 20 Aug, 1995 AltLd O/S
with richard parry
with richard parry
Hidden 6 May, 1995 2nd
Hidden 6 Jun, 1993 2nd
Mike Owen 16 May, 1992 Lead rpt
with Al Phizackerlea
with Al Phizackerlea
Hidden 21 Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham ??, 1987 2nd
with Martin Wilson
with Martin Wilson
charlesmfrench 28 Jun, 1986 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 1985 Lead
with Spuz
with Spuz
Pete Wimbush 9 Jun, 1984 Lead O/S
with Paddy Gibson
with Paddy Gibson
Hidden ??, 1984 AltLd
Neil McA 27 Aug, 1980 2nd O/S
with Someone called John I met in The Pass
with Someone called John I met in The Pass
uphillnow 19 May, 1980 2nd
with john stanger, Al Bennett
with john stanger, Al Bennett
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
Mike Owen 29 May, 1977 Lead O/S
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
Phil Davidson 22 May, 1977 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 26 Jun, 1976 2nd
with sharpie
with sharpie
Hidden ?Jun, 1976 AltLd
sharpie ?Jul, 1975 Lead O/S
with PL
with PL
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