38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The long crack system is a strenuous, slippery and awkward tussle, yet it is a kind of classic despite all of this.
1) 4c, 16m. Start left of a block and climb a thin crack to a groove then a small stance on the left.
2) 5c, 28m. Step right and do battle with the crack through a bevy of bulges. Sustained and strenuous though with good gear and the occasional solid jam to allow you to catch your breath. © Rockfax

FA. Doug Scott, Steve Read (3 pts) 1963. FFA. Unknown 1970s

Ticklists: World Graded List.

Chazhoz99 09/Jul Lead O/S
eb202 24/Jun 2nd dog

Hard work. Wanted to use the nut placement as a hold but obviously it was occupied!

with Michael
Mike505 24/Jun Lead G/U

Very sustained in the upper crack, a lot of on-route gardening was required. Fun route but poor body position and a muddy jam above the crux saw me off. Lowered off the base of the second pitch and pushed through it clean. On the bright side the route is now a wee bit cleaner.

benkelsey 11/Mar 2nd O/S

Only just. Damp and dirty phwooar

with James Oswald, James Oswald
James Oswald 11/Mar Lead
Nigel Coe 15/Oct/15 AltLd
with Amnon
jon_gill1 23/Jul/15 AltLd dog

Took a whipper from the last couple of moves on th bulges,scared myself silly committing a second time but got there in the end!

with chris Lyness
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd dog
tatz45 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Led both pitches as one.

with Richard Sullivan
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd
greenclimb 30/May/15 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Jake Young 30/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Alex M
amccann 30/May/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

uphillnow 21/May/15 -

first done with Al Bennet later 70's but also 1991

Hannes B 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Neil C
Ally Smith 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mikey Moo
Jonathan Hall 31/Aug/14 AltLd

Had a bit of a mare on this.

Hoyes 31/Aug/14 AltLd dog
DavidR 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Hol led pitch 1; I led pitch 2.

Hidden 02/Jul/14 Lead
Andy Peak 1 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Nice route e2 in peak limstone :-) as one pich

dr_botnik 02/Jul/14 2nd dog
with Andy
Pete Wimbush 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Jim Slater
greenclimb 22/Jun/14 Lead
with Sarah
Jim Slater 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2

bigdrew 14/May/14 Lead rpt

Previously followed

with Eve
eel 14/May/14 2nd O/S
Mike Hegarty 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Lee
Nicos 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
crossleysm ??/2013 Lead
Palindrome ?/Jul/12 2nd

Aided up jamming crack.

Graeme Hammond 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2, tough but excellent.

with Chris Hindley
masa-alpin 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Started as for Tut's Anomalous (as I had done the start of this route by mistake last year when I did Tut's), and finished as in Clash of Arms at the top after the crux crack. Superb! Best route in Wildcat! I felt hard for the grade, but still E1. Anna said it was the hardest E1 she had ever climbed.

with Anni, Lee P
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
petellis 29/May/11 2nd dog

Might of got it clean but for a stuck nut.

Chriswallis2 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 26/Apr/11 -
Dave Bond 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Better than Tut's overall but still a bit messy. The middle bulging crack felt tenuous on the finger and hand jams but determination and committment won through with solid gear for encouragement

Hidden 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
djones66 ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/09 Lead
mattyork2 27/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Really desparate for the likes of me. Oh well. T'was fun though.

DannyK 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with pep
Oceanic ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead
Boy ??/2006 -
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
nickcanute ??/2000 -
Hidden 07/Nov/98 2nd
nickdonohue 14/Aug/98 AltLd

nice, fairly shortlived difficulties; Mark did pitch 1, I did 2nd

with Mark McCarthy
phardman 10/Mar/96 2nd
crater 28/Aug/95 2nd dog


Roget 04/Dec/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 10/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/91 AltLd
TonyF ?/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with Paul Harrison
Hidden 30/Mar/88 Lead
malc 25/Apr/87 AltLd dog
with T Higgins
Hidden 08/Oct/86 2nd
ukb & bmc shark 26/Jun/86 2nd
with Seb Grieve
craig d ??/1986 -
Hidden ??/1986 -
andy gittins ??/1985 -
charlesmfrench 06/Jul/83 AltLd O/S


Andy Stephenson 22/Jun/83 2nd
tapley 11/Aug/81 Lead
with Chris Seymour
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead
Mark Kemball 12/Nov/78 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Falko 26/Jan/75 Lead O/S

Free ascent. The 1970 guidebook that we were using (and that I still have in 2011) described two nuts for aid in second pitch. Same day as a free ascent of Tut's Anomalous.

with Andy S
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