39m.

Rockfax Description
An excellent and underrated route which tackles the smooth white wall directly by some surprisingly amenable climbing. Start as for Flight Path and climb the wall with a hard move to gain a curving overlap at half-height (reasonable gear and two stainless pegs). Move left then continue up the easier but scarier upper wall trending left to finish up The Arrow. The original start was slightly to the right but is a bit artificial. © Rockfax

FA. G.Gibson 23/Oct/1982

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Ged Desforges 8 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Definitely not 3 stars, but good climbing.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 24 Aug 2nd
Butel 31 Jul TR O/S Top rope solo. Great route.
Top rope solo. Great route.
Owen Davies 27 Jul Lead O/S great moves on this - stay right at the roof. pretty lichenous which made it feel like a proper onsight.
with Tom Dale
great moves on this - stay right at the roof. pretty lichenous which made it feel like a proper onsight.
with Tom Dale
afterthesend 27 Jul 2nd β
Andrew1 12 Jul Lead O/S
with Shannyb
with Shannyb
Hidden 12 Jul 2nd O/S
john lynch 24 May Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
WB 22 Apr Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 22 Apr 2nd rpt Good lead from Will... didn’t seem worried about the pegs or faffing around backing them up!
with WB
Good lead from Will... didn’t seem worried about the pegs or faffing around backing them up!
with WB
Mike_Hayes 31 Mar Lead O/S
with John Nightingale
with John Nightingale
Llinos C 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S Led this in the full heat of the sun on a Hot Bank holiday weekend, not recommended if you want to keep your skin! Good route, felt thin but the gear is good even if there doesn't feel like much of it.
with brices
Led this in the full heat of the sun on a Hot Bank holiday weekend, not recommended if you want to keep your skin! Good route, felt thin but the gear is good even if there doesn't feel like much of it.
with brices
Ed Babs 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S great moves, but the pegs are rusty above is micro-wire protection and a poor sling - I took my time!
with Eddie Young
great moves, but the pegs are rusty above is micro-wire protection and a poor sling - I took my time!
with Eddie Young
James Oswald 18 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Sam Harvie
with Sam Harvie
J_Spooner 29 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Ben Smart
with Ben Smart
harry_lewis 19 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Ed Teale, benkelsey
with Ed Teale, benkelsey
benkelsey 19 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S So very slow. Didn't find the kit too inspiring but haven't tradded in a few months. Climbing is amenable but that's where the similarities with the description here end. Two pegs, in different breaks, quite rusty but not terrible. Excellent - almost a three starer.
So very slow. Didn't find the kit too inspiring but haven't tradded in a few months. Climbing is amenable but that's where the similarities with the description here end. Two pegs, in different breaks, quite rusty but not terrible. Excellent - almost a three starer.
mrteale 19 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Pippa 23 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
mountain_jay 23 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Real quality! Techy face climbing. Loved it. Pip found some gear out right before the first bolt.
with Pippa
Real quality! Techy face climbing. Loved it. Pip found some gear out right before the first bolt.
with Pippa
Wendy 8 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Found the gear really fiddly
with ali k
Found the gear really fiddly
with ali k
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 2 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt I didn't think I'd done this, but the logbooks are saying otherwise. Apparently my memory is worse than I thought it was. Good route too, memorable some may say!
I didn't think I'd done this, but the logbooks are saying otherwise. Apparently my memory is worse than I thought it was. Good route too, memorable some may say!
penny.orr 2 Jul, 2017 2nd A really enjoyable 2nd
A really enjoyable 2nd
ian bryant 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S There are 2 pegs (June 2017) - not stainless though they looked ok, if a little rusty on the surface. The first is not really necessary as there's pretty good gear up to that point but the second would be very welcome, if it's any good as the gear above that point is pretty poor until you reach the arrow. After the overlap go right then up then left into the arrow just under the roof. I'm glad I hadn't read this first or it would have sent me off course.
There are 2 pegs (June 2017) - not stainless though they looked ok, if a little rusty on the surface. The first is not really necessary as there's pretty good gear up to that point but the second would be very welcome, if it's any good as the gear above that point is pretty poor until you reach the arrow. After the overlap go right then up then left into the arrow just under the roof. I'm glad I hadn't read this first or it would have sent me off course.
Alex Mason 27 May, 2017 Lead rpt Great wall climbing.
with Jemma Powell
Great wall climbing.
with Jemma Powell
eel ?Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 30 May, 2016 2nd dog I thought I had done the hard bit when I had removed the gear past the overlap, but I was wrong. Should have realised I needed to move right, but moving back left again was hard anyway. Fairly pleased with my attempt.
I thought I had done the hard bit when I had removed the gear past the overlap, but I was wrong. Should have realised I needed to move right, but moving back left again was hard anyway. Fairly pleased with my attempt.
ian d f 30 May, 2016 Lead G/U
pearson9596 30 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with ian d f
with ian d f
pipof747 23 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
markalmack 7 May, 2016 2nd rpt
Duncan Campbell 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S Wanted to do this for a while! Definitely felt like a touch harder than Body Language. The climbing is pretty tricky and the kit never massively inspiring. No stainless pegs (some rusty ones) and the top feels especially bold. I ended up making a couple of moves into The Arrow a little early as the ledge you aim for had a few seagulls nesting on it and I didn't fancy going anywhere near them. I ended up going left over the roof as well to keep out of their way!
Wanted to do this for a while! Definitely felt like a touch harder than Body Language. The climbing is pretty tricky and the kit never massively inspiring. No stainless pegs (some rusty ones) and the top feels especially bold. I ended up making a couple of moves into The Arrow a little early as the ledge you aim for had a few seagulls nesting on it and I didn't fancy going anywhere near them. I ended up going left over the roof as well to keep out of their way!
ian d f 19 Mar, 2016 Lead dnf Will have to try again.
with Jan, Liz F
Will have to try again.
with Jan, Liz F
Dizz 19 Mar, 2016 2nd dnf Ian scuttled off to the Arrow and put gear in my rope which I didn't mind as was too tired and already fell off several times :) Good route - need to have some up left!
with Jan, Ian F
Ian scuttled off to the Arrow and put gear in my rope which I didn't mind as was too tired and already fell off several times :) Good route - need to have some up left!
with Jan, Ian F
patrickcd 27 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 8 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf Must get back on this next time, bailed a few metres before the easy climbing due to excruciating foot pain. Took too long route finding in the heat and think i added uneccessary difficult moves by staying too far left at roof?
with KP
Must get back on this next time, bailed a few metres before the easy climbing due to excruciating foot pain. Took too long route finding in the heat and think i added uneccessary difficult moves by staying too far left at roof?
with KP
Andy Peak 1 13 May, 2015 Lead dog Multiple route reading errors, after the overlap trend rite to go back left
Multiple route reading errors, after the overlap trend rite to go back left
Hidden 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
brices 4 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S very techy climbing, No stainless pegs found only two very rusty ones and a number of micro wires. great route
very techy climbing, No stainless pegs found only two very rusty ones and a number of micro wires. great route
nathanlee 3 Apr, 2015 2nd
with Rob Greenwood
with Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 2 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Last route of the weekend after coaching Viki all weekend. Had a minor epic with an angry seagull on the crux, and added pressure of incoming tide. Found no stainless pegs, but found a couple of very rusty one not worth clipping. Loads on small gear all the way. Steady at E4. Good route
with viki harvey
Last route of the weekend after coaching Viki all weekend. Had a minor epic with an angry seagull on the crux, and added pressure of incoming tide. Found no stainless pegs, but found a couple of very rusty one not worth clipping. Loads on small gear all the way. Steady at E4. Good route
with viki harvey
Hidden 11 Apr, 2014 Lead
Stefan_Morris 4 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
Ed morris 4 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with stefan
with stefan
ejected ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??, 2013 Lead O/S
KRB 1 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S An excellent climb and pretty reasonable for the grade. Pulled over the top to see Wendy strolling up with the picnic. Coupled with introducing Ollie to some very good VS's/HVS's this made for a great day's climbing.
with Oliver Bridges
An excellent climb and pretty reasonable for the grade. Pulled over the top to see Wendy strolling up with the picnic. Coupled with introducing Ollie to some very good VS's/HVS's this made for a great day's climbing.
with Oliver Bridges
dswansonlow 9 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
jacobjlloyd 9 Aug, 2012 Lead dog missed the sequence, hung around not seeing it for too long. Silly.
missed the sequence, hung around not seeing it for too long. Silly.
redjerry ?Aug, 2012 TR O/S
Luke Brooks 14 Apr, 2012 Lead
Glyn 14 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
with Andy Reeve
markalmack 7 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with james marjot
with james marjot
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 2nd
phil64 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
catblack 12 Aug, 2010 2nd dog
Andrew Barker 12 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Harder and more pumpy than I anticipated! It doesn't look very steep but certainly felt it. Great climbing, definitely underrated. We went with the name and did it above a rising tide but started on a ledge just above the high tide mark to avoid any mishaps!
Harder and more pumpy than I anticipated! It doesn't look very steep but certainly felt it. Great climbing, definitely underrated. We went with the name and did it above a rising tide but started on a ledge just above the high tide mark to avoid any mishaps!
billb ?Aug, 2010 Lead dog
Ed Booth 9 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
fennerz 9 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Angus and Ed
with Angus and Ed
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Richard Horn 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Ian Broome 29 Jun, 2009 2nd
with alaan
with alaan
alaan 29 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead dnf
morganator 22 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with James Hall
with James Hall
Hidden 29 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 4 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Started at about 7 15 just made it before sunset, very nearly came off several times from pump, first time ive managed to recover on jugs. great route with good climbing and nothing too desparate.
with Keith Phizacklea
Started at about 7 15 just made it before sunset, very nearly came off several times from pump, first time ive managed to recover on jugs. great route with good climbing and nothing too desparate.
with Keith Phizacklea
dan gibson 24 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
cragdan 24 Jun, 2007 2nd dog
with Dan Gibson
with Dan Gibson
feilx 23 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis
with Phil Davis
Hidden 29 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Gus 4 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Tony Little 8 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Ed Brown
with Ed Brown
janegallwey ??, 2007 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Kev Little ??, 2006 2nd
Hidden 25 Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
daveayton ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
JulesV ??, 2005 Lead O/S
sadams 11 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
fyfee8a ??, 2004 -
Hidden 2 Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 31 Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
Billg ?Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with Megan Beaumont
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 30 Apr, 2000 Lead O/S
D Tempest 11 Jun, 1999 2nd
with Rick
with Rick
Roget 25 May, 1999 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
sadams 15 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Pete Bukowski
with Pete Bukowski
innes ?Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
with Jon Bracey
with Jon Bracey
Pete Wimbush ?Aug, 1998 2nd
with Dave Langrish
with Dave Langrish
Hidden ?May, 1998 Lead dog
duncan 30 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
with AlisonC
with AlisonC
Steve Long ??, 1997 Lead
Greg Cunningham ?Jun, 1996 Lead
with nigel birtwell
with nigel birtwell
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28 May, 1994 Lead
with Paul Dearden
with Paul Dearden
jfletcher 27 May, 1994 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?Aug, 1993 Lead
with Graham Iles
with Graham Iles
Hidden ??, 1990 2nd
UKB Shark 23 May, 1987 2nd
with Seb Grieve
with Seb Grieve
Mike Owen 21 Apr, 1987 Lead O/S
with Phil Ralph
with Phil Ralph
andy gittins ??, 1987 -
Hidden 9 Apr, 1985 Lead
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