28m. A great outing through some impressive territory. Climb the flake-crack up the left-hand side of the huge flake of The Pedestal. To stop the rope jamming, try fixing a runner out left to direct it away from the crack, then pull over the bulge and finish up the deep groove. (The S4a variation as described in the rockfax guide).

Ticklists: Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

james.slater 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Dominic Burke 29/Oct/17 Lead
tomboyle 28/Aug/17 Lead

Tried and failed to start direct, moved right then back left under the pedestal

BlueJohn 23/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Malc
Hidden 15/Jul/17 Lead
Chris Sansum 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S

A route to avoid the wettest rock! Minging weather!

with Ionut Procop
mikkistorey 22/Apr/17 -
with steve
Roberttaylor 19/Apr/17 Solo O/S

One slightly insecure move.

Ianhulme 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Callum
Andypeak 07/Mar/17 2nd
David Kay 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Rob892 23/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Munch
abi.k.l 23/Oct/16 2nd dog

The suggested start in the guidebook is up a tricky face which a large consensus of people at the crag suggested was easily more like VS than S. A reachy start allows you to gain a finger crack for your left hand (I came off twice trying for this), from which some feet shuffling upwards allows you to pop for a good ledge out to your right. A layback move lets you gain the ledge. Starting a metre or two further right from the guidebook line looks more in the HVD/ S grade. The next tricky section (my partner who has historically led E3 found it thoughtful) was gaining the top of the pedestal from the left-hand approach. From a good ledge, there is a slopey face which requires careful positioning of the feet whilst using poor jams to your right in the flake crack. At 5'7", this was the best way I could find to do a sketchy laybacking move to gain the pedestal. David at 6' made use of a pocket for his left foot and a higher ledge on the pedestal to avoid the sketchy layback. Climbing down back off the pedestal (belay stance) to gain the traverse wasn't graceful, and the traverse itself was thoughtful, before a thuggish ('traditional') finish up the green corner.

with David
Munch 23/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Rob led up to the pedestal, I led second half

with Rob892
gemmaT 23/Sep/16 AltLd
jennysknight 23/Sep/16 AltLd
with Gemma
mmmhumous 14/Sep/16 Lead
with David
Goody 12/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Dav, Ronnie Abrams
frume 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 26/Aug/16 Lead
Benstar 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
mikestr555 03/Jun/16 Lead
Stroppy 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Janne
emmymoss 08/May/16 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Apr/16 Lead
Matt Smith 05/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, did the Severe start though

with Ed Tillard
JDG2428 03/Apr/16 Lead
NeilHowarth 03/Apr/16 2nd β
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Tony Ormeroyd et al
jimbob1988 ??/2016 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Heather Osborne ?/Nov/15 2nd O/S
Flavio 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Pina 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Becca
Neal Jobling 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Tracy
islandlynx 05/Sep/15 2nd

With alex

Horton 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Shane
Jules Lane 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Paul Justin
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
sam_owen41 07/Aug/15 -
Hidden 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Judy
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 19/May/15 AltLd

- Cold, windy and a bit greasy + we had the whole crag to ourselves

with Jay Ibrahim
scotchweapon 22/Apr/15 2nd
foostu4 14/Apr/15 2nd O/S
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
mmmhumous ??/2015 -

better option if seconding pitch one and leading pitch 2

with Matteus, Ged
Mike W ??/2015 Lead
ashtond6 08/Nov/14 Lead rpt

Bailed off the soaking wet sloth!

Gympaul ?/Nov/14 -
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead dog
brolte 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ian Fergusson
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
MarcyBoy87 17/Jul/14 AltLd
Paul Hy 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Marc P
mrdigitaljedi 02/Jul/14 Lead
with jenni l
Hidden 20/Jun/14 AltLd
BB95 20/Jun/14 AltLd
Jenni Lees 18/Jun/14 2nd
with Richard Armstrong, Paul Hyland
Paul Hy 18/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Jenni L, Rich A
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 05/May/14 Lead
with Roland Strube, Harry Turnbull
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead
RFWilkie 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
runestone 18/Apr/14 Lead
theboghopper 16/Mar/14 Lead
with Ian Slade
robblowen 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 01/Mar/14 2nd
Oo 19/Jan/14 2nd

think this is the correct route, RS led

Hidden ??/2014 Lead
AndyRogers 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
with ianlaw
Hidden 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/13 2nd rpt
rd20 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S


with Clare
adam06 22/Sep/13 2nd
with chris white
brenzy83 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew "willy" Willson
luke glaister 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Albachoss 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with James.H
stokienomad 26/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Dave Reeve 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
ClaireD 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 10/Jul/13 Lead rpt
stokienomad 06/Jul/13 Lead
Bernie Wylde 19/Jun/13 AltLd
with sp
Paul Hy 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Adam H, Dave E
Steve J P 19/Jun/13 AltLd

SP 1st pitch, BW 2nd pitch

with BW
RagingPuffin ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
lizzie789 ?/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
MJS ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
with 'brenzy83'
Montecore 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

A bit greasy which made it quite scary. Top very green but huge holds.

with Ben Simpkins
DigitalSteak 12/Oct/12 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 10/Oct/12 Lead
Andypeak 05/Sep/12 2nd
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Andy S
Robnort 25/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead β
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead dnf
MikeDowsett 17/May/09 2nd
with Russ, Andy Neath
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
gonggashan ?/May/03 -
with Dave
alan moore ??/1996 -
Roget ??/1990 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
leland stamper 14/Oct/79 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/73 Lead
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