Rockfax Description
'Cloggy Corner' is comparable to Cenotaph Corner in quality and is only slightly easier. It is often wet but can usually still be done since the jams are all sinkers. Start below the rightmost of the three major corners.
1) 4c, 30m. Scramble up slightly awkward ground, past grassy ledges to a belay on sloping rock below the corner. This point can also be reached from Silhouette P1.
2) 5b, 35m. Climb the corner, fairly directly, with one slight detour onto the left wall at around 6m. © Rockfax

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VicB 10 Jul Show βeta
βeta: cleaner than other routes on Cloggy at the time but would benefit from more ascents
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tomelmore 9 Jul AltLd First pitch of Silhouette, feet were soggy by the time I got to the bottom of pitch 2. Vic lead the corner. Great sustained climbing with a mix of everything.
First pitch of Silhouette, feet were soggy by the time I got to the bottom of pitch 2. Vic lead the corner. Great sustained climbing with a mix of everything.
VicB 9 Jul Lead O/S finally got to climb the route; 25 years previously I headed for the start in swirling mist and climbed Pedestal Crack corner by mistake
finally got to climb the route; 25 years previously I headed for the start in swirling mist and climbed Pedestal Crack corner by mistake
Alex Mason 9 Jul Lead O/S What an incredible pitch!
What an incredible pitch!
Tom Livingstone 9 Jul 2nd β
ezc 3 Jul 2nd Slip laybacking near top when should have been jamming.
with B, TPT
Slip laybacking near top when should have been jamming.
with B, TPT
rowland penty 25 May Lead O/S So sustained, so good!
with Monty
So sustained, so good!
with Monty
Hidden 16 May Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
BPaske 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with was
with was
Hidden 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Simon Allcock 11 Jul, 2018 Lead Awesome p2. Sustained, and even hard on legs and feet.
with Wilki
Awesome p2. Sustained, and even hard on legs and feet.
with Wilki
Andy Peak 1 10 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S If you can lead this well your on for a lot of e1s 2s probably the best Hvs I’ve ever done
If you can lead this well your on for a lot of e1s 2s probably the best Hvs I’ve ever done
annak 10 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Very hard for the grade, I was on the verge of tears through the crux!
with Big Lee
Very hard for the grade, I was on the verge of tears through the crux!
with Big Lee
Big Lee 10 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Fantastic second pitch. Bone dry. Seemed worthy of E1 5b, given the sustained nature of the climbing.
with annak
Fantastic second pitch. Bone dry. Seemed worthy of E1 5b, given the sustained nature of the climbing.
with annak
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
PaulTanton 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt Done this before a few years ago. It's pretty hard work.
Done this before a few years ago. It's pretty hard work.
MNA123 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Did not enjoy this. Sustained all the way up, kept wanting to bail as my feet were hurting but then remembered I was on cloggy and not clipping bolts at masson lees :). My 2pence worth is it's E1, more sustained then cenotaph but with no real crux.
with Si
Did not enjoy this. Sustained all the way up, kept wanting to bail as my feet were hurting but then remembered I was on cloggy and not clipping bolts at masson lees :). My 2pence worth is it's E1, more sustained then cenotaph but with no real crux.
with Si
rosiehawker 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd I led pitch 2. Laybacked a lot of it. Hard work for an HVS
with mikeski
I led pitch 2. Laybacked a lot of it. Hard work for an HVS
with mikeski
pete johnson 4 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Bone dry.
Bone dry.
papashango 4 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
George_Surf 3 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Rachel led p1, thin technical 4c on the crux in the middle. At least there’s some gear. The corned felt Sustained on the arms and legs, pretty safe on big wires, hexes and the odd cam. Should have bridged more but laybacked a lot of the crack with a few jugs and jams in there. Not 30m of sinkers!
Rachel led p1, thin technical 4c on the crux in the middle. At least there’s some gear. The corned felt Sustained on the arms and legs, pretty safe on big wires, hexes and the odd cam. Should have bridged more but laybacked a lot of the crack with a few jugs and jams in there. Not 30m of sinkers!
rachelpearce01 3 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
faye 2 Jul, 2018 AltLd
jalqazzaz 2 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
with faye
with faye
Adam John Haynes ?Jul, 2018 Lead
with Vito
with Vito
hfotheri 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Sustained! Led the corner pitch
with simon
Sustained! Led the corner pitch
with simon
Hidden 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Tala A 28 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2. Amazing sustained corner!!
with Dave Greenald
Lead pitch 2. Amazing sustained corner!!
with Dave Greenald
Hidden 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S So good, led main corner, conditions must have been about as dry as it gets :)
So good, led main corner, conditions must have been about as dry as it gets :)
Kirill 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd Good route. Sustained. Led the main pitch. Ilia led P1 in trainers.
Good route. Sustained. Led the main pitch. Ilia led P1 in trainers.
Ilia Nadyrbayev 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Had a terrible time on this, terrible at corners apparently (need to work on them!)
with Kirill
Had a terrible time on this, terrible at corners apparently (need to work on them!)
with Kirill
Pete_Frost 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S I led the main pitch which felt like good value at the grade. The gear was mostly solid and there was only one section when I felt like I was running it out above a questionable piece.
with David Rumney
I led the main pitch which felt like good value at the grade. The gear was mostly solid and there was only one section when I felt like I was running it out above a questionable piece.
with David Rumney
Dave Almond 29 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Typically thuggish
with John Seeley
Typically thuggish
with John Seeley
John sealey 29 May, 2018 Lead
with Dave Almond
with Dave Almond
Hidden 24 May, 2018 AltLd
Al Evans ??, 2018 Lead
with earnie marshall
with earnie marshall
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Flavio 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
JendeHoxar 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Sophie Nunn 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S P1
P1
LDJ 26 May, 2017 AltLd Led P2... just made it.... found it hard... what a struggle
with ollie1
Led P2... just made it.... found it hard... what a struggle
with ollie1
ollie1 26 May, 2017 AltLd Lee took the hard pitch. Hard work!
with LDJ
Lee took the hard pitch. Hard work!
with LDJ
Dan Hale 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S Beautiful climbing. With all the lichen it felt no easier than Cenotaph Corner!
with owain86
Beautiful climbing. With all the lichen it felt no easier than Cenotaph Corner!
with owain86
owain86 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Dohnny_Jawes 27 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Dan0Me 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Very wet crack despite being hottest day of the year
Very wet crack despite being hottest day of the year
Moritz L 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Horrendous conditions. P1
with Dan0Me
Horrendous conditions. P1
with Dan0Me
mark4344 4 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Very strenuous, no rests
with Mark jackson
Very strenuous, no rests
with Mark jackson
mjackson 4 Jun, 2016 2nd
cameronr11 2 Jun, 2016 2nd rpt Started leading p2, foot slipped and managed to cut my hand... After dripping on my belayer for a while I lowered down and Georgia led it! Great climbing, super strenuous at times
Started leading p2, foot slipped and managed to cut my hand... After dripping on my belayer for a while I lowered down and Georgia led it! Great climbing, super strenuous at times
GeorgT ?Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Cameron Ray
with Cameron Ray
Climbingspike ??, 2016 -
PAJames ??, 2016 -
climbomaniac 4 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S felt hard. But then, don't know how to jam, and the bridging definitely got desperate at times...!
felt hard. But then, don't know how to jam, and the bridging definitely got desperate at times...!
static266 10 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
treesrockice 11 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Wow! great line. Worthy E1?
with German loui
Wow! great line. Worthy E1?
with German loui
Tom McCabe 11 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1 which was far from enjoyable- 'scramble' just means ledgy and badly protected. The main pitch however is fantastic climbing.
with pudding
Led P1 which was far from enjoyable- 'scramble' just means ledgy and badly protected. The main pitch however is fantastic climbing.
with pudding
Hidden ??, 2015 Lead
Richard Goodey ??, 2015 Lead
Hidden ??, 2015 -
julesmckim 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Corner pitch is fantastic! Interesting climbing and perfect holds and gear all the way.
with GeoMike
Corner pitch is fantastic! Interesting climbing and perfect holds and gear all the way.
with GeoMike
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Misha 26 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S Jelly Roll was busy so opted for this. Good choice! Great route with lots of bridging and a bit of jamming. It was dry so hard HVS.
with eszter
Jelly Roll was busy so opted for this. Good choice! Great route with lots of bridging and a bit of jamming. It was dry so hard HVS.
with eszter
dswansonlow 25 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S Started at 23:10! great climb made more interesting in the dark
with Gwen
Started at 23:10! great climb made more interesting in the dark
with Gwen
Hidden 23 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
R0bbie 23 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with leighn
with leighn
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 Lead
Tradical 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S One of, if not the most sustained pitches I've climbed.
One of, if not the most sustained pitches I've climbed.
john lynch 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Led P2- epic and sustained, found it as good as and of equal difficulty to cenotaph corner..
with Tommy
Led P2- epic and sustained, found it as good as and of equal difficulty to cenotaph corner..
with Tommy
Ian Jones 14 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt Desperate! The guide gives it 5b, says `it feels like E1' so why is it not E1? A grade harder than Emulator and much more strenuous than The Strand. Fact.
with Tim Clarke
Desperate! The guide gives it 5b, says `it feels like E1' so why is it not E1? A grade harder than Emulator and much more strenuous than The Strand. Fact.
with Tim Clarke
DubyaJamesDubya ?Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
with Andrew Bevan
Martin Bagshaw 17 May, 2014 AltLd O/S lead pitch 2. Looked way shorter from the bottom of the crag, but i spose thats cloggy!
with Bryan Clary
lead pitch 2. Looked way shorter from the bottom of the crag, but i spose thats cloggy!
with Bryan Clary
IanGilbertJones ??, 2014 -
Bob ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
robpartridge 22 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Peter Aberneathy, GraMc
with Peter Aberneathy, GraMc
Hidden 20 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2013 -
Palindrome 21 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S Classic Joe Brown crack climbing! 'Nuff said.
Classic Joe Brown crack climbing! 'Nuff said.
James Oswald 21 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S lead P1 - more like 4c, runout and longer than it says. P2 is tough - thuggy and sustained. Really good when it's dry though..
with Kiwi Dave
lead P1 - more like 4c, runout and longer than it says. P2 is tough - thuggy and sustained. Really good when it's dry though..
with Kiwi Dave
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
joese7en 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
UncleMephisto 18 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Brian Seery
with Brian Seery
wi11 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd dnf P1. Dan fell off P2 and hit his head, lowered off to make sure he was okay and then abbed for gear
with Dan Bergo
P1. Dan fell off P2 and hit his head, lowered off to make sure he was okay and then abbed for gear
with Dan Bergo
Helen Gibson 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
Ollie B 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with H.Gibson
with H.Gibson
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 2nd
Mathias Willerup ?Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S http://willerup.com/climbing/cloggy.html
with Martin Beale
http://willerup.com/climbing/cloggy.html
with Martin Beale
Fragmod 8 Jun, 2013 Lead
Sardien 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Led main pitch
with Noddy
Led main pitch
with Noddy
Col Kingshott 7 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
John Nuttall 7 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Andy H
with Andy H
lukehunt 5 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Tom Ripley
with Tom Ripley
Fiona McFarlane ?Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S I led first pitch (4c). 2nd pitch is v well protected. A delight!
with Sarah Bayley
I led first pitch (4c). 2nd pitch is v well protected. A delight!
with Sarah Bayley
jcw ??, 2013 -
will_benfold 8 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S P1 squelchy and uninspiring. P2 awesome - just keeps on coming and doesn't let up until the very end. The walls either side of the crack looked damp from the ground, but turned out to be bone dry.
with mes32
P1 squelchy and uninspiring. P2 awesome - just keeps on coming and doesn't let up until the very end. The walls either side of the crack looked damp from the ground, but turned out to be bone dry.
with mes32
mes32 8 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S P1 rubbish. P2 sustained and amazing!
with Will
P1 rubbish. P2 sustained and amazing!
with Will
DaveMo 26 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead P1 which looked like a scramble from the bottom but turned out to be awkward and traditional. Seconded P2. Very strenuous crack/corner climbing.
with Jan
Lead P1 which looked like a scramble from the bottom but turned out to be awkward and traditional. Seconded P2. Very strenuous crack/corner climbing.
with Jan
Andy Edgar ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Dizz 30 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
with brian
with brian
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
dan ely 2 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
tom.n.walker 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Led 1st pitch
Led 1st pitch
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 2nd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Aaron Lines ??, 2010 AltLd O/S Led P2
with sue hazel
Led P2
with sue hazel
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 AltLd
gritrash0 ??, 2010 -
zukator ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 1 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
with Herve Nuttall, Steve Franklin
with Herve Nuttall, Steve Franklin
hervenuttall ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Steve
with Steve
barni 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Oli
with Oli
thompson1000 28 Jul, 2008 Lead
with mike r
with mike r
dan gibson 23 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with sam read
with sam read
Hidden 9 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
dja 7 Jun, 2008 AltLd dog what an epic! got half way up p2 and realised i didn't have enough gear to finish it so set up a stance before the traverse back right into the corner and mike came and led through with 2 falls above my stance and 1 wire left for his belay at the top. great day.
what an epic! got half way up p2 and realised i didn't have enough gear to finish it so set up a stance before the traverse back right into the corner and mike came and led through with 2 falls above my stance and 1 wire left for his belay at the top. great day.
Mike Hargreaves 7 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Dave Atkinson
with Dave Atkinson
The old James turnbull ?Jun, 2008 Lead
with aiden
with aiden
ingo 21 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
with Jeremy
ksjs 13 May, 2008 AltLd O/S i led P1, jose did P2. what a stunner - way better than Cenotaph Corner. sustained climbing all the way, good value at HVS.
with jose
i led P1, jose did P2. what a stunner - way better than Cenotaph Corner. sustained climbing all the way, good value at HVS.
with jose
Julian Wedd ??, 2008 Lead
with C. Jones
with C. Jones
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2007 AltLd
shoulders 19 Jul, 2006 Lead
Cowflinger ?Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with John Williams
with John Williams
Hidden 4 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
spacey 3 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
Paul Evans 3 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with spacey
with spacey
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
with Louise T
with Louise T
mike lawrence? ??, 2006 -
michael burrows 12 Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S lead 1st pitch.
with rob geaves
lead 1st pitch.
with rob geaves
Hidden 12 Jul, 2005 AltLd
nicholas Barrowclough ?May, 2005 Lead
with Mike Doyle
with Mike Doyle
csalvage ??, 2004 2nd Was hoping to lead but backed off. Was damp, go back and lead in dry sometime?
with Bryan
Was hoping to lead but backed off. Was damp, go back and lead in dry sometime?
with Bryan
pauldrew ??, 2004 AltLd
Hamish Leslie ??, 2004 Lead O/S Bloody tiring
with Martin Barclay
Bloody tiring
with Martin Barclay
Hidden 21 Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
Mark Riley ?Aug, 2001 Lead
with Stuart Greenall
with Stuart Greenall
tmawer 30 Jul, 2000 AltLd Seconded main pitch.
with Andy Taylor
Seconded main pitch.
with Andy Taylor
Hidden ?May, 1998 Lead
Iain Brown 10 Aug, 1997 -
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 20 Jul, 1997 2nd
rob.grafton ??, 1997 Lead
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, Simon Wood
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, Simon Wood
Martin Bennett 20 Jul, 1996 -
with Andy Dunhill
with Andy Dunhill
Hidden ?Jun, 1996 Lead O/S
GuyM ??, 1996 -
roncaves 24 Jun, 1995 AltLd
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
Hidden 6 May, 1995 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 1 Sep, 1991 Lead Strenuous mix of jamming and bridging.
with Angus McLean
Strenuous mix of jamming and bridging.
with Angus McLean
Hidden ?Jun, 1990 2nd O/S
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 2nd O/S
michael burrows 21 May, 1989 AltLd O/S led 2nd pitch
with pete roberts
led 2nd pitch
with pete roberts
wynaptomos ?May, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 1987 Lead
Allanfairfechan ??, 1986 2nd First ever Cloggy route ! 1986
with Dave Woodcock
First ever Cloggy route ! 1986
with Dave Woodcock
Melok ??, 1985 -
andybirtwistle 11 Aug, 1984 Lead O/S
with Ernie Greenwood
with Ernie Greenwood
Pete Nugent 19 Jun, 1983 2nd Given 5a at the time. Very strenous!
with Ian Makin
Given 5a at the time. Very strenous!
with Ian Makin
clanger ??, 1982 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
Hidden 26 May, 1978 AltLd
RichardMc 20 May, 1978 Lead O/S
with John Wilkinson, Betty Seifert
with John Wilkinson, Betty Seifert
granitbahn ??, 1978 AltLd
Mark Kemball 15 Aug, 1977 Lead
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Phil Davidson 7 Aug, 1976 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 11 Jul, 1976 2nd β
with Pete White
with Pete White
Steve Lewis 11 Jul, 1976 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
Dave Musgrove 27 Jun, 1976 AltLd
Bolt Phobia 4 Jun, 1976 AltLd
with Martyn Hurn
with Martyn Hurn
Hidden ?Jun, 1976 Lead
Hidden ??, 1976 Lead O/S
petemeads ??, 1976 Lead
Ian Jones ??, 1976 AltLd O/S
with Billy Jones
with Billy Jones
sharpie ?May, 1974 Lead O/S
with Phill Thomas
with Phill Thomas
Frank Price ??, 1974 -
Sean Kelly ?Sep, 1973 Lead Corner was very wet and at 25 feet I had to climb the right wall at 5b+. Much better than Cenotaph which I had done with Barry the preceding weekend. Graded HVS 5a at the time. Very sustained but utterly brilliant!
with Barry Linsey
Corner was very wet and at 25 feet I had to climb the right wall at 5b+. Much better than Cenotaph which I had done with Barry the preceding weekend. Graded HVS 5a at the time. Very sustained but utterly brilliant!
with Barry Linsey
Steve Clegg 20 Jul, 1972 AltLd
with Chris H
with Chris H
Rick51 17 Jul, 1971 Lead
mikej 6 Jun, 1970 AltLd
with Bill Church
with Bill Church
uphillnow 24 Sep, 1966 Lead
with jim williams, John Grieve
with jim williams, John Grieve
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