Rockfax Description
A route that could do with a brush-up (and a direct finish?). Trend right from the cave to ledges, then climb the wall to the break. Trend left into a groove. Go up this to a big hole, then step right and finish up the grassy groove. © Rockfax

FA. Jeff Morgan, Bob Toogood 1969

ColinD 13/Jun/17 Lead

Felt uphill for HVS. From obvious thread, I went pretty much straight up the rest of the way. More solid than it looks, mostly.

PeteWilson 21/Oct/16 2nd O/S

pretty sure its this we did. after the little vertical crack went straight up. probably E1 for gear

with John P, Dave
Pete Wimbush 09/Oct/16 Lead
with Chris Hindley
roger whetton 31/Aug/16 2nd dog

I think that the line shown as Castor in the Rockfax guide and on Gary's site is in fact the more direct version of Castor which on UKC is named "Corky Fruited Water Dropwort". If I'm right the original Castor traversed right at the thread and climbed the lesser bulge which is now part of Cronus before moving back and climbing past the nest mentioned on Gary's site. The direct line (whatever it should be called - I'll leave that to others) is certainly not HVS and I reckon would be tough for E2! (I've also put this entry under "Corky Fruited Water Dropwort")

Roget 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Went directly over the first bulge and finished up the crack, probably "Corky", well worth a star.

with jim
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/May/12 TR
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/99 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/88 Lead
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