38m.

Rockfax Description
A once popular route up a good natural line, but it is polished and the old pegs are terrible. Climb the pocketed wall to the overhangs then traverse right to enter the groove. Up this by sustained bridging and jamming until things ease and the vegetation starts to take over. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A fine route up a strong natural line. Climb the pocketed wall to the overhangs then traverse right passing old pegs - the polished crux, - to enter the hidden groove. Up this by pleasantly sustained bridging and jamming until things ease. Pegs still in place but poor (Sept 10)

FA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt (3 pts) 1960

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Richard 261 13 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Never mind sticky rubber, you need ice skates for this one. Nasty! Nasty! Nasty! Don't do it. I couldn't second it, so I went and led God (E1) instead.
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βeta: Never mind sticky rubber, you need ice skates for this one. Nasty! Nasty! Nasty! Don't do it. I couldn't second it, so I went and led God (E1) instead.
drcorbasisgod 25 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with Jon entirely - led this at the weekend and the traverse is quite hairy for both lead and second. You can see your face in those footholds!! The top is a bit loose and vegetated to boot. Altogether overrated.
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βeta: Agree with Jon entirely - led this at the weekend and the traverse is quite hairy for both lead and second. You can see your face in those footholds!! The top is a bit loose and vegetated to boot. Altogether overrated.
Jonny2vests 16 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Stiff, polished & now quite bold. The peg protecting the crux is gone and the one before is seriously bent after some previous adventure and the one after is also not great but with a good nut next to it. I've done many easier E1 5c's - needs upgrading.
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βeta: Stiff, polished & now quite bold. The peg protecting the crux is gone and the one before is seriously bent after some previous adventure and the one after is also not great but with a good nut next to it. I've done many easier E1 5c's - needs upgrading.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
bigdrew 27 Jun 2nd O/S
Choss king 21 May Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 15 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Desperate.
with eduardo
Desperate.
with eduardo
eduardo 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Seemed tough for HVS 5b as per guidebook. Upgrade to at least mid-grade E1 seems fair. Hard 5b/easy 5c? May have backed off this years ago.
Seemed tough for HVS 5b as per guidebook. Upgrade to at least mid-grade E1 seems fair. Hard 5b/easy 5c? May have backed off this years ago.
thrutch 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sven
with Sven
Jonathan Hall 22 Aug, 2015 2nd
with RM199
with RM199
RM199 22 Aug, 2015 Lead dog Nails and really hard to protect traverse. Solid e1 above
Nails and really hard to protect traverse. Solid e1 above
jon_gill1 23 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with jim braithwaite, chris Lyness
with jim braithwaite, chris Lyness
Dale ?Jun, 2015 Lead O/S This was our warm up route gets hvs 5b in my guide. Best route of the day not that polished my feet did stick on the smears. I had to work hard on this, as I was climbing it I was thinking I shud be finding hvs 5b ok. Glad it's gone up to E1 5c, dave thought this was harder than the E2 we did.
with dave
This was our warm up route gets hvs 5b in my guide. Best route of the day not that polished my feet did stick on the smears. I had to work hard on this, as I was climbing it I was thinking I shud be finding hvs 5b ok. Glad it's gone up to E1 5c, dave thought this was harder than the E2 we did.
with dave
Robb Bert 17 May, 2014 -
ig248 15 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 15 Jun, 2013 Lead dnf Too slippery, not sure I want to try it again.
with ig248
Too slippery, not sure I want to try it again.
with ig248
ejected ??, 2013 -
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 2nd
Brian Rodgers 2 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Esther Bott
with Esther Bott
Andrew Barker 1 Aug, 2011 2nd Slippery but good fun.
with Tom Ramsden
Slippery but good fun.
with Tom Ramsden
Budge 9 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Quite stiff but peg protecting crux still there. Other gear also available
with Doug Hobbs
Quite stiff but peg protecting crux still there. Other gear also available
with Doug Hobbs
bigdrew 3 Sep, 2010 Lead dnf
with Sam1991
with Sam1991
HimTiggins 5 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
gordonday 21 Apr, 2010 Lead β Harder than Lime street! so slippy needed tension
with clive
Harder than Lime street! so slippy needed tension
with clive
holters ??, 2010 -
dangerousoldfool 9 Sep, 2009 Lead
doughobbs 9 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2009 2nd β
miastacey 28 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
Hidden ?May, 2009 2nd dog
Neil McA 23 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
with Mick Fowler
with Mick Fowler
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
crossleysm ??, 2008 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose 6 May, 2007 Lead O/S Unseconded, very dirty.
with Sankey
Unseconded, very dirty.
with Sankey
pep ??, 2006 - hard route i'd say more like e1
hard route i'd say more like e1
steveb2006 12 Apr, 2003 2nd
with Pete Carter
with Pete Carter
Dave Bond ??, 2003 Lead O/S
with charles
with charles
nickdonohue ??, 2002 Lead Polished and delicate on the traverse - quite scary (but good). Take small to medium cams to protect the travers
with Mark McCarthy
Polished and delicate on the traverse - quite scary (but good). Take small to medium cams to protect the travers
with Mark McCarthy
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead O/S
cem 18 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S Hard!
with GrahamD
Hard!
with GrahamD
philb ??, 2000 2nd
Nettle 28 Jun, 1998 Lead O/S At the timer graded HVS 5b!
with Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe
At the timer graded HVS 5b!
with Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe
Roget 28 May, 1997 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
Daniel Wrightson 7 May, 1995 Lead O/S
with Richard Bradbury
with Richard Bradbury
nai ??, 1995 Lead
Hidden 4 Sep, 1993 2nd O/S
Backinthegame ?Jun, 1993 2nd hard - pegs were crap & bent
with Mark Atkinson
hard - pegs were crap & bent
with Mark Atkinson
nickcanute ??, 1993 Lead
Chris Reid ?Apr, 1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Oct, 1991 Lead
Martin Bennett 12 May, 1991 -
with MT
with MT
David Slater ?May, 1990 Lead
with John Peate
with John Peate
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
steveb2006 17 Aug, 1989 2nd Very polished on the traverse
with Simon Mee
Very polished on the traverse
with Simon Mee
Rob Davies 18 Jun, 1989 2nd I think I'd backed off this with Angus in the past
I think I'd backed off this with Angus in the past
Hidden 7 Aug, 1988 Lead O/S
RichardMc 4 Oct, 1986 Lead
with Dave Langmead
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 17 Aug, 1986 Lead
sadams 5 Oct, 1985 Lead
with Aylesbury CC
with Aylesbury CC
Nigel Bond 14 Sep, 1985 Lead
with Martin Crosby
with Martin Crosby
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
Rick51 21 Oct, 1984 Lead
andybirtwistle 20 Oct, 1984 2nd
with Mike Arnold
with Mike Arnold
steveb2006 22 Aug, 1984 Lead
with Gary Burton
with Gary Burton
charlesmfrench 13 Apr, 1984 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
Hidden ??, 1983 Lead
Hidden 20 Jun, 1981 2nd
Andy Stephenson 14 Jun, 1981 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??, 1981 -
Mark Kemball 14 Oct, 1980 Lead
babymoac 1 Aug, 1980 2nd
with MTW
with MTW
jcw 16 Jun, 1979 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
Andy Nicholson ?Jul, 1978 Lead O/S
Andy Edgar ??, 1978 Solo rpt Scary crux
Scary crux
Hidden 25 May, 1976 Lead
mikej 15 May, 1976 2nd
with Mike Byles
with Mike Byles
mikej 13 May, 1974 AltLd dnf
with Geoff Williams
with Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??, 1973 Lead O/S
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