Rockfax Description
Past a crack which hasn't got a route up it, but which has probably been climbed, is the last crack before the edge. Climb it! Continue straight up to the upper ledge and belay. Then climb the short wall at the back of the ledge, or traverse off leftwards. It is also common to saunter leftwards in The Crucifix lower down. © Rockfax

FA. J.Perrin 4.4.80 04/Apr/1980

Clegm 27/Aug/17 Lead
tim_mcd 12/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Manchi
Manchi 12/Aug/17 Lead
with tim_mcd
cpoad 22/Jul/17 Lead O/S

50mtr rope only just makes it to belay. Is indeed a loose block at crux bulge which I avoided using.

with Clare F
Stroppy 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Cathy
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 16/Apr/17 2nd
with Ed
BarbsMurray 16/Apr/17 Lead
with Paul
pauldrew 16/Apr/17 2nd
catrin289 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Fran
Hidden 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
DanChad 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 30/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd
Martin Bennett 08/May/16 -
with SF, Pete Smith
Hidden 08/May/16 2nd
pauldrew 01/Nov/15 2nd
with Kevin Sales
ADConway 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Wrekin MC
s.thursz 16/Aug/15 2nd
Will Mortimer 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 24/May/15 2nd O/S
hotfeet 24/May/15 Lead
with Juan
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
john max 24/Aug/14 Lead
with Debora Nada
Feeling bold 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Make sure you tie in before the lead sets off, almost all 50m needed for this climb. Easy up initial slab, bulge is trickier. I moved right to move up without holding the loose block but used it for foot once above. Good climbing for second, more hairy for the lead. Enjoyed the moves :)

with Neville
Steve Woollard 17/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
bantamdave 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
Giles Davis 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Hmmm. without the loose feeling block in the left hand crack at the bulge this route is VS 5a. Good route though and worth star. Led first pitch up to the final short wall and belayed from there to cut rope drag. Graham then led up and and out.

Hidden 26/Aug/13 -
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd
freemanTom 18/Aug/13 2nd

First VS by Williams, nice lead, good crux. Williams inexplicably insisted on leading the final 2m of chose.

with Claire Williams
Nigel Coe 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Pete Kelly
Hidden 05/Jun/13 -
BethanWhite 05/May/13 AltLd

Led final short pitch. Loose!

with Aeron
Leelogs 04/May/13 2nd
with SCC
stevethomas 28/Apr/13 Lead
with Heather
haz rudry ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead
fizzychewitt 23/Jun/12 2nd
with Marion, John Norman
Hidden 23/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 28/Aug/11 2nd

Either my rope has shrunk in the wash, or all these routes are more than 40m.

with Pickles, Ellie
EllieWoods 28/Aug/11 2nd

Charles led, Rich and I seconded.

with Charles, Rich
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ken Tebay
ads 14/Aug/11 Lead
Greg Pittam 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
31770 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
jase burnard ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
christina9689 27/Aug/10 2nd
with dkelly
Shauna 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Little AndyH 02/May/10 Lead O/S
lyneux 02/May/10 2nd O/S
with Chris Bull
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
Jams Crwca ?/May/10 Lead β
themadbrown 19/Apr/10 2nd O/S


with james
Rick Ashton ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with andy gibb
leerybunny 23/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Tim W 23/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Thomas Vaughan, Stella Moggs
tev 29/Aug/09 2nd
with Alan B, Stella
trevor macalonan 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hexman 25/May/09 Lead O/S

Main hold on the crux is loose, making things more exciting.

with Quinny
JD19081986 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jason Kleine
kleinej 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jayne J
Neil Pacey 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 23/May/09 2nd

easy lower slab, very steep crux. 50m rope just long enough

godusty 09/May/09 -
jelaby 03/May/09 Lead O/S

Pretty much onsight - had already led Crystal Edge... twice.

coffeepot 03/May/09 2nd
with jelaby
PanzerHanzler 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Adam W
Ed morris 02/May/09 Lead β
with arthur
Hidden ?/May/09 TR O/S
sara n 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with John Brooks
gibbo38 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Adrian
tom.e 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd
tjw_78 05/May/07 2nd O/S

Obvious hand hold in the crack at the overhang is loose. Otherwise nice climb.

with Dave Hall
simoncov 05/May/07 2nd
with Rich Lade
Jonny M 05/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd
GiveHerHelen 05/May/07 Lead dog
petecallaghan 05/May/07 Lead O/S
dpmUK 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 09/Apr/07 2nd
GeckoGeek 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Arin
My Gravity 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Simon S
Flibble 07/Jun/06 Lead
with John
Hidden 29/May/06 2nd O/S
net 14/Apr/06 2nd
with Ritchie & Sarah
jamie ward 30/May/05 Lead O/S
with Tom Skipworth
Hidden 22/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead O/S
Marq 01/May/04 Lead O/S
with Tim Brogden, Rich Cole
Chris the Tall ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Alan Selby
Howard J 23/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Nigel Leeson
Marq 08/Jun/03 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2003 -
Laramadness 05/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with ST
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd O/S
babymoac 03/May/02 2nd
with Capesy
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Bob M 28/Aug/00 -
with Jill Stevens
Rog Wilko ?/May/99 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 20/Aug/98 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/98 Lead O/S
GuyC 27/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 30/May/94 Lead
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/94 -
with Chris Bell, Christine Barbier
Neil R 31/Aug/87 Lead
with Sharon
Mark Kemball 24/Aug/85 2nd
with Dave McCann
Nigel Coe ??/1985 -
with Mark ???
tapley 23/Apr/84 Lead
with John Sumner
The Reaper 05/Jun/83 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Apr/83 Lead
with Angus McLean
Seymore Butt ??/1980 Lead
with Big John, Mozzo
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 21
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 22
Votes cast 20
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set