Rockfax Description
The other popular route on the slab is the central line. Start below the middle of the slab and climb the crack to the bulge, pull through this using twin cracks. Finish direct, or traverse left to join and finish up Sixth Crack. © Rockfax

FA. K.Wilson 4.4.80 04/Apr/1980

Jodiaway 28/Aug/17 Lead
with Vincent
Clegm 27/Aug/17 Lead
ndm 26/Aug/17 Lead
Jules Lane 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Found it a quite a bit tougher than The Gadfly and more sustained, but a better climb for it.

with Mynydd Rob P
CathS 26/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with Norbert
jimmysdead 26/Aug/17 2nd
with Rob Dixon
Steve Clegg 20/Aug/17 2nd
with Graham T
michael burrows 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Trickett 04/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Colin Clayton
Nathan Chrismas ?/Aug/17 Lead O/S
cavemancolumbus ?/Aug/17 Lead
with Oli
cpoad 22/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Clare F
paulerussell 22/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Steve Grey
philipbwilliams 28/May/17 2nd rpt
with Steve Wright
timrooker 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Carla
Hidden 16/Apr/17 2nd
AndyScheller 16/Apr/17 2nd
CarlaJG 16/Apr/17 2nd
pingora 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
EeFu 16/Apr/17 Lead
catrin289 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Fran
Hidden 16/Oct/16 2nd
ChristyCole 16/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Marq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Bob M 30/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd
daviesp2 28/Aug/16 2nd
with Pete GMC
Cheeks 27/Aug/16 2nd
with Jonathan Bakewell
Hidden 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
tom bre 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Paul
Neil McA 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jake McAdie
DanChad 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 30/Jul/16 Lead
mapperley samurai 01/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Hemsted
mike fenwick 26/Jun/16 2nd
with Ben Pearce
Hidden 30/May/16 2nd
eoinb 02/May/16 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Kris2fa 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd
smollett 27/Mar/16 Lead
with jurga
Jurga 27/Mar/16 2nd
with James
miriamclaire 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
pauldrew 01/Nov/15 Lead
with Kevin Sales
AngelaC 05/Sep/15 Lead
ADConway 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Wrekin MC
John Nuttall 14/Aug/15 Lead
with Sharon
Charles Kinniburgh 13/Aug/15 2nd
Rob Davies 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt
harold walmsley 13/Aug/15 2nd O/S

In drizzle

with Charles, Rob Davies
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead
Steve Clegg 20/Jun/15 2nd
with Zoe
hotfeet 24/May/15 Lead
with Juan
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Richard Goodey ??/2015 -
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
stevelismore 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Drinkall 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Clare
Steve Woollard 17/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JClimb 02/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Peter Milner
stujamac 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rick Sewards
Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd O/S
jon bradley 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Styles
timstyles 22/Jun/14 2nd β
oddtoast 25/May/14 2nd
with Gav
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
BicycleBradley 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Trisha
Pete Nugent 21/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Arrived about 2 pm on Easter Monday to find the crag deserted!

with John Venier
hazeysunshine 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Ann B
vanderz 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S


with Simon
bigbobbyking 13/Apr/14 2nd
with David Brock
onlyfoddington 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Harder for longer than I expected. A really cool traverse.

Cockman 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with James Weale
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead dnf
NeilGriffiths 26/Aug/13 Lead
with Rodger, Paul Morgan
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
freemanTom 18/Aug/13 Lead

Really enjoyed this one. Good rock and moves.

with Claire Williams
cas54321 07/Aug/13 2nd
with Chris
hannahmmt 07/Aug/13 2nd
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 06/Aug/13 Lead
with Pete Kelly
JonathanJones 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Scott
Qisheng Xie 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Scott Kent, Jonathan Jones
Hidden 05/Jun/13 -
Hidden 28/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
pete40 07/May/13 Lead
riddle 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Derek
Woodiee 04/May/13 Lead O/S

actually did the correct line as opposed to everyone else at the crag who seemed to bear left far to early... cracking route

Leelogs 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with SCC
Matt Reed 04/May/13 2nd
with Dave Cundy
stevethomas 28/Apr/13 Lead
with Heather
louby 02/Mar/13 Lead

easy up to the break but fun all the way and nicely long.

chris_B 02/Mar/13 2nd
jcw ??/2013 -
hannahmmt ??/2013 Lead
with Jenny
haz rudry ??/2013 2nd
JamesP ??/2013 Lead O/S
erica 25/Aug/12 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
Hidden 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
FelixPeterken 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with AndrewP
AndrewP 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

With T, S and F. Felt serious!

Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Dan Lane 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good route with some interesting moves. Unfortunately a guy fell off the Gadfly just as i was about to do the crux and broke his ankle quite badly! It took me a while to compose myself and do the move. Some pretty impressive helicopter flying though!

with Vicky Jennings, Alex Thompson
BALD EAGLE 23/Jun/12 Lead
with Sarah Flint, Rob Horler
themadbrown 06/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with james
Jams Crwca 06/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Anta Misina 06/Jun/12 2nd
Little AndyH 07/May/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ken Tebay
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Mr. K 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
James Oswald 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Some nice moves. struggled to get gear to seat on this.

mark20 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
Giles Davis 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Angus Ruddle
Mark Kemball 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bowen
ads 14/Aug/11 2nd
Jonathan Emett 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with karen, jimbo
mick1jones 30/May/11 Lead O/S
with Guy, Dave Wilkinson
Rob Hirst 29/May/11 Lead O/S
climbingchica 29/May/11 2nd
gritrash0 ?/May/11 -
Lev 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jams Crwca 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Pat
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Greg Pittam 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
31770 ??/2011 -
jase burnard ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
smolders 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Loic
kitkat78 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 29/Aug/10 Lead
with Kat
mloskot 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pantera
christensena 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with PJ
hazeysunshine 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave
Shauna 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Blisco 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Rather awkward diagonal moves getting over the bulge took quite some time to work out.

with Chris Holly
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
johang 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S

had to traverse across to the route on the right to rescue number 10 nut from the previous lead. quite exciting. maybe a link up of these routes?

Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Mossie Davis 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Giles Davis 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Bob M 30/May/10 Lead
Norman_P_W 30/May/10 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead
Danhan 08/May/10 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd O/S
petegruf 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with luke g
agibb 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Little AndyH 02/May/10 Lead O/S
misskebab 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Edd Reed
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
Rick Ashton ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with andy gibb
leerybunny 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Tim W 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Sarah Black 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Des J 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Max Streeton
Mark_RMC 20/Jun/09 Lead

Another great fun line up crystal slabs. All the routes here are similar, but they are all good fun.

with Michelle
trevor macalonan 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
sara n 13/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Karl Blanchet
OffshoreAndy 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jade
JD19081986 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jason Kleine
kleinej 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jayne J
mattparratt 23/May/09 Lead
Manchi 03/May/09 2nd

Yong learnt to belay lead on twin ropes.

with Yong, tim_mcd
tim_mcd 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead
PanzerHanzler 02/May/09 Lead O/S
carriegold 02/May/09 2nd O/S
Ed morris 02/May/09 Lead β
with arthur
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
@ndy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
mattkemp70 ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Henry
Hidden 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

The crux is shorter but sharper than the gadfly. It's doesn't relent as quickly as you might expect after the overlap. Excellent route (even if it is a slab).

with Fiona
Hidden 27/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd
oldgrey ?/Jul/08 -
with Virgil Scott
d_meacher 22/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Trisha Murphy 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
sara n 08/Jun/08 2nd
with John Eales
Cardi 24/May/08 2nd O/S

Funky moves over overlap

with Dunc M
d_meacher 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead dnf
ksjs 05/May/08 Lead O/S


PhillipG 04/May/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth
davidgc 03/May/08 2nd
Edd Reed ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Donna Mawson
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
mike.moss 03/Nov/07 2nd
Kit Gillibrand 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Tom Gadsden 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Kit
Rollo 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Tricky on overlap and higher up

with Mike
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gibbo21 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Robert
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dsh ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Matt Davies
petecallaghan 05/May/07 Lead rpt
tjw_78 05/May/07 2nd O/S

Lovely climb - I can do it!

with Dave Hall
Jonny M 05/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead rpt
GiveHerHelen 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Teddington
Hidden 06/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Jesse Dufton ??/2007 Lead
with Helen Gibson
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead
Oliver Sherman 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Seb Bouron
ASchwirtz 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First VS 4c lead in too many years!

with Mike Nuttall
K Wall 17/Apr/06 2nd
with Martin
timreynolds 17/Sep/05 Lead
with Chris Lodge
Hidden 28/Aug/05 2nd
Ann S ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Dave Suddall
jamie ward 30/May/05 2nd O/S
with Tom Skipworth
Steve_Fozz 01/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/05 Lead rpt
shazbat ?/Mar/05 Lead
with Tom N
Hidden 29/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
babymoac 29/Aug/04 Lead
with Natasha Greer
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Abi Chard ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead rpt
duncana 08/May/04 2nd

Lumped for this after failing to get to bottom of climbs on Crocksydam Point. Scary lead apparently, bit loose and poor gear.

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 01/May/04 2nd rpt
Chris the Tall ?/May/04 Lead O/S

Probably took a differant line to the guides

with Alan Selby
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Digger 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
dicky79 ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Vic Odell
Howard J 24/Aug/03 2nd
with Nigel Leeson
Sime64 08/Aug/03 2nd rpt
with Marvin R
Marq 08/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Digger 26/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
petecallaghan 06/May/03 2nd O/S
with Adrian Sherriff
jamie ward ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with John Howes
alan moore ??/2003 -
Laramadness 05/Aug/02 2nd
with ST
Hammy 01/Aug/02 TR
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead
Ben1983 ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Neil Henson ??/2002 2nd
with Tim Cooper
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/01 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Steve Gray
Nigel Coe 27/Aug/00 Lead
with Norman Wright
Hidden 05/Aug/00 2nd
cem 30/Apr/00 2nd
with Miles Butteriss
Sime64 02/May/99 Lead O/S
with Cheryl
Rog Wilko ?/May/99 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 11/Oct/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/98 2nd O/S
auld al ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
rachm2004 23/Aug/97 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 02/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/97 Lead
craig h 29/Mar/97 2nd rpt
with Janet Hannah
Colin Edwards 20/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Simon Gough Brown
Hidden 02/Apr/95 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
michael burrows 03/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with john roberts
Hidden 30/May/94 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/93 2nd
Iain Thow 18/Apr/93 Lead
with Rob Ivens
GAtkins 01/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with Tim Noble
GuyC 23/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Clare
Martin Bennett 02/May/92 -
with Chris Bell
Hidden 19/Jul/91 2nd
Tony Buckley ?/Aug/90 AltLd
with Tony Jinks
Andy Say 04/May/90 2nd
Rob Davies ?/May/89 2nd
with Mick Moss
steve taylor ?/Apr/89 2nd
with mark grover
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Martin Bennett 25/Oct/87 -
with SF
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
hazeysunshine ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Phil, Jane
Hidden 15/Apr/85 Lead
Mike Owen 20/Apr/84 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 15/Jan/84 Lead
mike bridges 18/Jul/81 2nd O/S
with Neil Gregory, Kevin Bridges
Seymore Butt ??/1980 Lead
with Big John, Mozzo
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