61m, 3 pitches. Start from the horizontal bit of Jack's Rake which is just before the dangerous bad step. A few metres right of the start of Aardvark is an easy-looking crack/groove line.
1. 4b Follow the crack/groove (steeper and harder than it looks) to belay on a comfortable ledge on the left.
2. 4b A bold pitch. Climb the gentle slab above, moving right to stand below a right-facing corner groove guarded by a steep little bulge. Obtain as much pro as you can find. Overcome the bulge and move left into a similar groove on good holds but no gear. Repeat the manoeuvre to reach a slab which mercifully supplies good pro. Continue up the narrowing slab until it more or less ends and then shimmy rightwards round the arĂȘte into a large corner groove the lower part of which is part of Cook's Tour. Reach an awkward stance with awkward anchors from which awkward rope management may re-unite you with your second.
3. 4b Climb the right facing corner above the stance (not the slanting groove) and continue steeply over some suspicious looking ringing flakes from which the impressive looking left facing corner on your right can be reached and climbed to an abrupt finish.
A fairly long scramble and rightwards wander leads to the walkers' descent from which the Great Gully descent can be reached to return to the foot of Jack's Rake.

Ticklists: Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Langdale 3 star VS round - Climb them all in a single day (2013 Guide), Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival 2017.

nathanshaw 19/Jul/17 Lead O/S

To avoid awkward belay at top of second pitch head up the groove for 3m to a nice grassy ledge below groove on pitch 3.

with Jo
karly54 17/Jul/17 AltLd
with Peter Goodwin
Norman_P_W 13/Jul/17 AltLd
with Bob M
Bob M 13/Jul/17 AltLd

Led 1 and 3.

r_o_b_h2 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Luke Jones 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Led p2. Great route.

Karl_Harrison 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Luke
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Excellent route on great rock

stev1e.wilso 25/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Great climb, I led P2 which I really enjoyed. A long runout but fantastic grippy rock and no nasty surprises. Both other pitches were good too especially the last one, a nice contrast with P2.

Hidden 04/Jun/17 Lead
91dave 04/Jun/17 2nd O/S
joe hallam 02/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Been Hester
NickR ?/Jun/17 Lead
Stickle Tarn 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 23/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

3 good pitches-worth a couple of stars.

with Tom
birks3746 23/Apr/17 AltLd
with joe.91
joe.91 23/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Luke
tompilgrem 23/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
edwards_nicholas 23/Oct/16 AltLd
with Ian Hylands
topsyturvy 07/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

p1 and 3

with Pero
Pero 07/Oct/16 AltLd

Led pitch 2

Matt Harmon 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

led P2, nice enough route but not 3 star worthy

Sarah Roscoe 02/Oct/16 AltLd

led P1 + 3

Jenny Hall 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Trevor, Louis
Lakesben 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Part of the Langdale 3* VS Challenge - Climbing them all in a single day. Hard to believe this gets 3 stars in the new guide, it's a very average route that is a bit disjointed and not very well protected in places.Certainly not a route for the apsiring VS Leader. Incredibly it's just across from Golden Slipper which is a proper 3 star route. I'm sure it's Just a coincidence that the route gets 3 stars in the latest guide and it was put up by the Langdale guidebook writer.......

with IanA
CRead 15/Sep/16 AltLd
tom_drysdale 15/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
john jennings 14/Sep/16 AltLd
with Ken, Steve
Ken Taylor 13/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Steve Livingston, John Jennings
Hidden 07/Sep/16 AltLd
Roger Cruse 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Kris
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Matt Reed 14/Aug/16 AltLd

P1 me

with Martin Dale, Simon Fenna
DubyaJamesDubya 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Moody
UnkArl 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Ben lead all 3 pitches - good varied climbing on lovely rough rock.

with Ben
bsparky 27/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 18/Jun/16 Solo
nicks 18/Jun/16 AltLd
with Ian Ackerley
gazfellows 28/May/16 Lead

Brilliant route but not much gear on the second pitch and a very loose block on the crux section. Beware !!!!

with Nic
scott gibson 22/May/16 AltLd
with graeme read
joermann 13/May/16 AltLd
odox 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Kizzy
Helen Boothman 07/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/16 AltLd O/S
Mike-W-99 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Good climbing in great grippy rock. Led 1 & 3.

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Led the bold pitch 2. Nice climbing on great rock. Rope drag belaying at top of pitch 2 is a pain.

with Mike
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 04/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Linked P1 and 2 by accident and missed out the step left, so ended up climbing the dirty groove.

with Sam
sjsh 04/Jul/15 AltLd
gav 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Graham ran P1, 2 and some of 3 together. I lead the final corner crack. Lovely rock.

with Luke, Graham
Muskrat 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Graham, Gavin
Nigel Coe 11/Jun/15 AltLd
with Pete Kelly
Tom124 20/Apr/15 2nd
Sam_Marsland 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Howitt
Lee Sheard 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

pitch 1 and 2

with iain
rob.grafton 09/Apr/15 AltLd
with Chris Wright
Ed 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Good friction throughout and the gear is there for the diligent!

K Mckay 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Pete Nugent 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1 & 3. Pitch 2 is bold with poor gear. Don't fall off!

Rog Wilko 24/Aug/14 AltLd

Excellent route, well done Max for finding it. Great route finding. Led middle pitch, where a very steady approach is needed - long gap between bits of gear. For those who want beta you get some OK gear before climbing into the first corner groove and your next piece is after you've got into the third groove. Fortunately the holds are good small sharp things on the top quality Pavey rock. Top pitch is also a stunner. For what it's worth I agree with the 4b but the boldness makes it VS+ (not the VS- given in the guide).

with Pete Nugent
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 AltLd
twoplates 30/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Adam Milward
john max 29/Jun/14 AltLd
with Jen Maxfield
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
erica 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch.

with Dave Hunter
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches, I led 1st pitch.

with Jeanie
redshapedfriday 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Pete
judith neaves 15/Jun/14 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz 31/May/14 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Swotson 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

Very good.

Bertbee 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben
jbb 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

I led p2. P3 was the best. Quite an interesting route but with slightly dirty rock in places.

Petarghh 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
RM199 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
carl_123 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
pete40 21/Jul/13 AltLd
with martin
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
Martin Bennett 08/Aug/12 -
with AlanB, RA
Conan ??/2012 -

Spent a bit of time cleaning this route. 1st full ascent of all 3 pitches

with Max Biden
Hidden ?/Oct/99 -
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