39m.

Rockfax Description
A fine companion to First Blood but quite a bit harder with a beefy start thrown in. Start beneath a small projecting rock tongue below the horizontal break band. Climb up to the tongue then psyche up and pull leftwards, eventually arriving on a small ledge above the bulge. Climb up some cracks above, over a bulge, into an open groove. Follow this to a ledge then finish up the corner above. © Rockfax

FA. P Littlejohn, H Clarke 30/Apr/1982

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hotsteve33 25 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The block is pretty solid. Very good runners in the slots above. The route is definately not over once you have pulled over the initial steep section!
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βeta: The block is pretty solid. Very good runners in the slots above. The route is definately not over once you have pulled over the initial steep section!
Ged Desforges 8 May, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: The block seemed pretty solid, plus you get in more gear just above it. Really good route, but the description seems to suggest it's about the same standard as 1st blood once you've done the start. it's not, pretty sustained until the groove we thought. Nearly 3 stars.
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βeta: The block seemed pretty solid, plus you get in more gear just above it. Really good route, but the description seems to suggest it's about the same standard as 1st blood once you've done the start. it's not, pretty sustained until the groove we thought. Nearly 3 stars.
John Alcock 16 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Think carefully before doing this route. I reckon that if the protruding block at the bottom snaps off when you pull on it you'd be killed or seriously hurt. It seemed fairly solid when I did it, but I won't be going back.
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βeta: Think carefully before doing this route. I reckon that if the protruding block at the bottom snaps off when you pull on it you'd be killed or seriously hurt. It seemed fairly solid when I did it, but I won't be going back.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 18 Aug -
W d c 28 Jul Lead O/S
with Billg, Timm. O
with Billg, Timm. O
JulesV 20 Jul 2nd rpt
DavidEvans 20 Jul Lead O/S
with Jules Vulliamy
with Jules Vulliamy
Jamie Skelton 11 Jul TR O/S
Dan Hale 11 Jul Lead O/S
Lewis Perrin Williams 11 Jul 2nd β Really awesome, steep and reachy boulder problem start, followed by a superb wall to tango up.
Really awesome, steep and reachy boulder problem start, followed by a superb wall to tango up.
Bethan May Davies 27 May 2nd
john lynch 27 May 2nd O/S awsome. hard start then found the rest technical but ok.
with Bethan May Davies, Lewis Andrew
awsome. hard start then found the rest technical but ok.
with Bethan May Davies, Lewis Andrew
Ramon Marin 24 May 2nd rpt
Richard Kendrick 24 May Lead O/S
esther 18 Apr Lead
gazhbo 8 Jul, 2018 -
with Wendy
with Wendy
aiyer 13 May, 2018 2nd dog Tough start... Maybe lead when left arm/shoulder is better?
with Wendy
Tough start... Maybe lead when left arm/shoulder is better?
with Wendy
Wendy 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Abi
with Abi
Ed Babs 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Tired after four days on, so snatched my way through the low crux and just made it back into the crack higher up. Sweet.
with Eddie Young
Tired after four days on, so snatched my way through the low crux and just made it back into the crack higher up. Sweet.
with Eddie Young
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
brices 21 Apr, 2018 2nd rpt
Ed Booth 21 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Llinos C 21 Apr, 2018 Lead β Amazing! Seconded Si up it a few years ago, lead clean today. Bouldery start but well protected if you take time to place obvious gear.
with brices
Amazing! Seconded Si up it a few years ago, lead clean today. Bouldery start but well protected if you take time to place obvious gear.
with brices
ian d f 31 Mar, 2018 2nd rpt
hugo glover 31 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S lots of up and down. amazing route, my brain worked harder than my body
with ian d f
lots of up and down. amazing route, my brain worked harder than my body
with ian d f
Hidden ??, 2018 -
WB 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S hard start. slippery when wet
with GuyM
hard start. slippery when wet
with GuyM
Luke Brooks 25 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with KB83
with KB83
Hidden 25 Jun, 2016 2nd
Stefan_Morris 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S strong start followed by terrific technical face climbing, Ace!
with hfisher
strong start followed by terrific technical face climbing, Ace!
with hfisher
ian d f 5 Jun, 2016 Lead dnf Got spat of some very greasy crimps, with try again when drier.
with Luke, pearson9596
Got spat of some very greasy crimps, with try again when drier.
with Luke, pearson9596
ian d f 2 Jun, 2016 Lead dog One rest near the start. Need to do again
One rest near the start. Need to do again
pearson9596 2 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with ian d f
with ian d f
markalmack 7 May, 2016 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S Well good. The start was greasy and unsurprisingly committing. I couldn't down climb at all once I started. Above is easier but excellent sustained crimpy face work. Littlejohn does it again!
Well good. The start was greasy and unsurprisingly committing. I couldn't down climb at all once I started. Above is easier but excellent sustained crimpy face work. Littlejohn does it again!
Ramon Marin 6 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Class route! never too desperate but interesting all the way. Maybe the start is the hardest bit
with Douglas Russell
Class route! never too desperate but interesting all the way. Maybe the start is the hardest bit
with Douglas Russell
D.Russell 6 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
pipof747 28 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2015 Lead dog
red_rhodesha 17 May, 2015 2nd
with ollie_e
with ollie_e
Hidden 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
brices 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Great route, good gear and interesting climbing throughout
Great route, good gear and interesting climbing throughout
Nick Russell 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S I had to work hard for this one. Committing start (nearly fluffed it down there), tricky crux high up and a long layback to glory!
I had to work hard for this one. Committing start (nearly fluffed it down there), tricky crux high up and a long layback to glory!
Tom Livingstone 3 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Ed morris 9 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Found the start physical but very straightforward with obvious gear. The face climbing above is superb and open.
with Jerry Handren
Found the start physical but very straightforward with obvious gear. The face climbing above is superb and open.
with Jerry Handren
Ricky Rocks 30 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Committing at start and fairly sustained beyond. Quality.
Committing at start and fairly sustained beyond. Quality.
Mike_Hayes 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with John Nightingale
with John Nightingale
Adam Lincoln 21 Apr, 2014 2nd β
with Rick Kirby
with Rick Kirby
nathanlee 17 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S thought the start was pretty hard for 6a. the rest is mint
with Rob Greenwood
thought the start was pretty hard for 6a. the rest is mint
with Rob Greenwood
soph 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Alex Hughes
with Alex Hughes
dan gibson 3 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with richard lade
with richard lade
Alex Mason 3 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Was climbing well on this until I headed up left too early and got stuck with a hard move. pumped out for 20mins trying to figure the moves. Then got back on line anyway. Description should read 'from the slanting jug in the middle of the wall head up slightly right on small, positive holds, then back left along the incipient ramp to gain the groove to the top'.
Was climbing well on this until I headed up left too early and got stuck with a hard move. pumped out for 20mins trying to figure the moves. Then got back on line anyway. Description should read 'from the slanting jug in the middle of the wall head up slightly right on small, positive holds, then back left along the incipient ramp to gain the groove to the top'.
feilx 1 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Gus 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Wil Treasure ??, 2007 2nd
Kev Little ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs 22 May, 2005 Lead O/S Had to stop half way for a shower to pass.
with Tuffty Nick
Had to stop half way for a shower to pass.
with Tuffty Nick
Billg ??, 2005 Lead O/S
sadams 12 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
Steve Crowe 2 May, 1999 AltLd O/S excellent route
with karin
excellent route
with karin
Hidden 5 May, 1998 Lead O/S
sadams 31 Mar, 1997 2nd
with John Boyle
with John Boyle
Bruce Kerr 14 Apr, 1993 2nd
with geomac
with geomac
jfletcher 2 May, 1992 Lead O/S
Cowflinger 20 Jan, 1992 2nd O/S
with sharpie, Pete Lewis
with sharpie, Pete Lewis
Hidden ??, 1989 Lead
Hidden 9 Jul, 1987 Lead
keefe 6 Sep, 1986 -
with Johnny Adams
with Johnny Adams
Mike Owen 27 May, 1986 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 20 Apr, 1986 Lead
Neil McA 4 Apr, 1986 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
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