Rockfax Description
A big pitch with amazing climbing on jugs to get you through two overhanging sections. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Amazing climbing with jugs to get you through two overhanging sections

FA. Oswin Steiss, Jürgen Rohrmann May/2005

Andy Chubb 24/Oct TR dog

Thought this was well hard. The crux is polished, committing and strenuous, and I did not find the jugs

with Guy Hustinx
Angussmart 04/Oct Lead
scotty88 01/Oct Lead β
with James
GregClixby 01/Oct Lead β


with Paul
LuapRagas 24/Sep Lead dog

Buggered up the bulge by trying to go right when I should have gone direct. SUCH a good route, despite the polish.

Hidden 10/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep Lead dog
johnm 29/May Lead rpt
How easy 04/May Lead dog

Rest on the two bolts at the overhang.

with Mike s
stonemikey 04/May 2nd
Chris wilson 02/May Lead
with Mark C, Joan
Hidden 29/Apr -
mike reed 12/Apr Lead rpt
teamvix 03/Nov/16 Lead dog

An unexpected fall for me!!

with Cristiano
lewiz 17/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Beatrix, Radek, Artur Malczuk
artmal 16/Oct/16 Lead O/S
leigh 13/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Josh
joshdownham23 13/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Leigh
OllyDewhirst 11/Oct/16 Lead β
with Cathy
cathymiller 11/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Olly
tomB 10/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Juliette
Juliette Baker 09/Oct/16 Lead dnf
with Tom
climber130887 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Chris
Steve Perry 07/Oct/16 Lead dog

Fell off without warning, polished to death. Probably once a great route but not anymore, unfortunately all of Symplegades is going the same way.

Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 01/Oct/16 Lead dnf

3rd attempt over the overhang. Crux chalked to within an inch of its life, could do with a brush. Suspect comments re polished footholds are down to sour grapes. Precise footwork pays dividends. Didn't have the energy or desire to finish.

johnm ?/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Pipm
Hidden 27/Sep/16 Lead O/S
RKirke 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
LuapRagas 22/Sep/16 Lead dog

Slipped on the VERY polished footholds at the crux. Annoying. Took a bad-ish fall and hurt my right foot a bit - take care.

suddy 31/Aug/16 Lead β
with Jacob Robertson
FergalM 31/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Make the most of the rests!

with Dan, Sud
dsefton1403 31/Aug/16 Lead dog
stp 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 21/May/16 Lead O/S
with Flavio, Ellie
Flavio 21/May/16 Lead O/S
jamie_bkc 20/May/16 Lead O/S
PaddyN 07/Apr/16 Lead O/S
alexspurling 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
cescofry 02/Apr/16 Lead
dickypips 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
dobby 200 09/Oct/15 Lead dog

I slipped off a jug just before the lower off!

mikedevcole 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
GridNorth 06/Oct/15 Lead
with Steve Philips
hellboundblr 04/Oct/15 Lead
with Ian Wilkinson
abbeywall 03/Oct/15 TR dog

Took a nasty fall on the first crux, bashing my ankles. Didn't enjoy it much in top rope either. Too burly, polished foot holds and intimidating bolting on that one section. Top overhang is fine

with FM
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Rtwilbs 29/Sep/15 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Lead
Backaftias 17/Aug/15 Lead dog
mike reed ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Good fun!

with Themi
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead dog
TomJ 11/May/15 Lead O/S

3 stars for sure!

with TomS, Charlotte
Laramadness 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with RF
marky 13/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Jim Brooke 12/Apr/15 Lead

quality route to start to the trip

M_Robinson 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Leedearden ??/2015 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/14 Lead O/S
jordan taylor 09/Oct/14 Lead O/S
martrin 07/Oct/14 Lead
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Oct/14 -
with dave armstrong, tim millen
sdht ?/May/14 Lead dog
Max Lowry 20/Apr/14 Lead β
Jonathan Emett 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Paul
dbrooks 06/Apr/14 Lead RP

lovely airy route

with Gareth, Arron
Hidden ?/Apr/14 2nd β
Seymore Butt ??/2014 -
Keith Lambley 31/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Kate R
Lenny 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Pete
Jay81 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Emilysaladfingers ?/May/13 Lead dog

three attempts! one take on each!

3 Names 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Very cool!!!

with Jenni
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Brendan 25/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke ?/Apr/13 -
with Sam Taylor
BicycleBradley ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Amazing...for sport

Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Maz J 14/Oct/12 Lead
Richard Alderton 14/Oct/12 Lead dnf

2 rests at the first crux, 2 attempts at the second, then lowered off in shame

with Maz
coco rose 14/Oct/12 TR O/S
with simon
Dave Foster 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Si 2
DavidR 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
James S 25/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with nat, gem
Derek Ryden 19/Sep/12 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 -
Jack J Keogan ?/Aug/12 Lead β
with Tim Brown
R8JimBob88 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Real good fun. Big balls help higher up!

with Laura
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
najki_2000 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S

very exposed and ballsy; so pleased I did not give up

with Chris Rose
marcb 29/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Outrageously fun end section!

with Paul Birk
Alice.001 29/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Tricky, finger pocket clip!

Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead β
Hidden ?/Apr/12 -
Hidden 24/Oct/11 Lead
pwilkie 20/Oct/11 2nd dog

Had one rest before the headwall.

nick ferro 20/Oct/11 Lead

rested on the crux

kdalzell 02/Oct/11 TR
Liam FLeming 02/Oct/11 -
with karen dalzell
fildac 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/11 Lead β
Qisheng Xie 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan Shacklock
Hidden 30/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DannyK 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Katie
IceBun 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with wilson and John
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
embob 11/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Bottled it. Wouldn't commit to the crux so lowered off in shame :-)

with Alex
Jim Slater 10/Oct/10 Lead dog
Becky E 10/Oct/10 2nd dog

Steep and tiring! A mistake to do this before leading Drama.

tapley 06/Oct/10 2nd
with Simon Tapley
jonnybull ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S


with Lizzie
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead
Phill Mitch 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Peter greenwood
Diane Lowe 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Lowe
Richard_Lowe 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
tcfield 13/Sep/09 Lead rpt
KeithW 26/May/09 2nd dog
with Kev Bowser
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 03/Nov/08 Lead dog

Just ran out of steam on the crux section.

with Duane
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead
givemetea 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead dnf
jl 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 26/Aug/07 TR
with Jon
noelj 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Easy start then a double helping of juggy headwall. Highly recommended.

with Tej
Chris the Tall 01/Jun/07 Lead β

Only just had enough strength for the bulging crux section - it seemed to go on for a couple of moves longer than I was expecting

with Dave Musgrove
Dave Musgrove 01/Jun/07 -
with Chris Moore
a_d_tru 18/May/07 2nd
with Tim L
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
tjekel ??/2006 -
Hidden 18/May/05 2nd
andybirtwistle 24/Oct/04 -
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