Rockfax Description
Make fingery moves to a ledge - thread. More hard climbing above gains a shallow groove which leads steeply to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1983

Hidden 06/Aug TR
Hannes B 04/Jul Lead dog
with Daz
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 09/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Tried it on Andy's gear pre-clipped, first bit up to the ledge was really nice but couldn't see the moves after.

Andy Peak 1 09/Sep/14 Lead
eel 19/May/14 2nd O/S
with Andy J
bigdrew 19/May/14 Lead O/S
with Eve
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
belay bunny turned bad 18/May/14 2nd
with al
crossleysm ??/2014 Lead
with Tony Walker
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Jul/13 2nd O/S
SGD 08/Jun/13 TR

Rob wanted to get the buoldering mat and just go for it but as we had a rope up I thought we'd give it a go on a rope. glad we did...it's nails! Getting to the thread is straight forward but above that it get very hard and it's a long way to the security of better holds and gear. Very good climbing though.

Hidden 04/Feb/13 Lead
Misha 27/May/12 Lead dnf

Nails! Enjoyable pocket pulling to the ledge, then it gets desperate! Had three goes, falling on the thread. On the first two goes I didn't see the slot up and right of the bolt head. Also ended up falling with Brian's end of the rope between my legs. Didn't hurt but trousers got trashed - burnt through / ripped by the rope! On the third go, I found the slot, which seemed ok, but was too boxed to make use of it. Worryingly, not clear that it's possible to get any more gear until after the crux section.

with Brian
DaveFidler 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Pretty tricky to lead, gear good but hard to place as some of it is required to be placed blind.

Hidden 14/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 12/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Andrew Barker 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Exciting stuff. I had to run it out from the thread into the blocky groove at the top as I couldn't get any gear to stick and I was in an awkward position to place it anyway. Felt more like E3/4 5c to me as none of the moves was very hard but the start and finish were bold.

with Si
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 07/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Good climbing through first 2 thirds then a grotty groove! would get 2 star if it had a bolt lower off!

Dave Bond 05/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
Roget 20/May/99 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Apr/97 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Jun/95 Lead
goi.ashmore 04/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Roget 30/Oct/93 Lead dog
with jon
Rich Kirby 03/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/92 TR
Jon Read ?/Jan/92 Lead dog
with Louise B.
Billg ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
wynaptomos ?/Apr/91 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1990 2nd
with Dave Roberts
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden 19/Apr/87 -
Dave Musgrove 08/Nov/86 -
with Kim Greenald
Hidden 05/Sep/86 Lead
jon 01/Jun/86 Lead
with H
Hidden 31/May/86 AltLd
Chris Wright 28/Apr/85 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 26/Apr/85 Lead dog
with Dave Marsh
Hidden 08/Apr/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Hidden 13/Oct/84 TR
Hidden 04/Jul/84 2nd
Mark Kemball 11/Mar/84 Lead
with Paul Clark
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Tony Cox
Andy Nicholson ??/1983 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??/1983 Lead
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
Votes cast 7
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 7
Votes cast 7
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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