Rockfax Description
This pleasant route roughly follows the arete right of First Blood. Climb an open groove on the right-hand side of the arete to a large loose-looking flake. Move up to a ledge on the arete and then climb the arete on its right-hand side, past good but widely spaced gear. From the break move left behind a large pinnacle, step up onto this and climb the corner on the left. © Rockfax

FA. P Finklaire, B Etheridge 18/Apr/1981

Hidden 28/Aug 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 28/Aug AltLd O/S
with dave ferguson
deklan 23/Aug Lead
with louis
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug 2nd
Alison Cairns 18/Aug Lead rpt

Only one hard move off the mid height ledge but quite bold!

Rachel S 18/Aug 2nd
with Alison
Hidden 15/Aug Lead
bryan61 15/Aug 2nd rpt
with sally
Hidden 13/Aug 2nd rpt
Nathan Chrismas ?/Aug 2nd
with Nick B
Hidden 08/Jul 2nd O/S
Norman_P_W 30/May 2nd
with Bob M
Bob M 30/May Lead

Good route but only felt like HVS, especially as I was tall enough to place a high runner to protect the crux.

C May 27/May Lead O/S
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 27/May 2nd O/S

Crux is easy if tall

with C May
Nick Wallis 19/May Lead rpt
with Tom Holdsworth, Tom Bridgeland
JamesWilliams 19/Apr Lead O/S
Ali D 17/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr 2nd O/S
loic.menzies 16/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr 2nd
josefft 16/Apr 2nd O/S
with Gavin Singleton
rd20 16/Apr 2nd rpt
with Loic
Wendy Watthews 15/Apr Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Roisin
JoeCoxson 15/Apr 2nd O/S

Good climbing

aiyer 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Pete
WB 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden 15/Apr 2nd O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 14/Apr 2nd

Interesting, worth leading some time. Didn't seem particularly bold.

with Kev
Jim Slater 14/Apr Lead O/S
with Luke Brock
jonny_098 06/Apr Lead O/S

Tiny gear protecting blank but easy (ish) section around the corner.

with Alex Cutbush
Sarah Black 25/Mar Lead rpt
Tim M ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
gingernick 02/Oct/16 2nd
with Darrell
Hidden 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
rachelpearce01 20/Sep/16 2nd O/S
SAF 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/16 2nd
Luke90 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Luke
Pete Wimbush 28/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Richard Williams
Mike W 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with chris
Mike Todd 27/Aug/16 2nd rpt

Brilliant, much better than some of the nearby 3 star routes. Varied climbing with great gear in a nicely exposed position.

with Ian Wyatt
ali.scott 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Soph
Hidden 27/Aug/16 2nd
benkelsey 22/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Good and steady too. Twice, once intentionally, once after shaun had a shocker on first blood

shaunhumphreys 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Lead
Luke Brooks 15/Aug/16 2nd
with Kate
duncana 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Good route, just coupkle of slightly tricky moves at mid height but gear good enough

with Pippa Archer
Pavol 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S


Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S


with AlexD
pete johnson 08/Aug/16 2nd rpt
AlexD 08/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Ed
luke glaister 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Really cool. Wish I'd not told kc to lead it now... lol. One move at half hight with gear at feet. But other than that it's steady all the way.

The Grist 04/Aug/16 2nd
bryan61 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Tom D
td72 23/Jul/16 2nd
Adam24B 21/Jul/16 2nd
Kris2fa 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Adam24B
Felix la shat 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
gingerbex 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Lovely climb. Not at all strenuous.

James S 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Will Bristol
andybirtwistle 03/Jul/16 Lead
with Sue Birtwistle
alastairbegley 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Pretty easy for E1. Nice climbing.

WillAndrew 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with James S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
Charlie Low 24/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Hard move off the ledge after the flake.

Hidden 24/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Jack93 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Found this lovely and quite easy for E1, was later informed that it was my height that made it easier!

with Milena
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 30/May/16 2nd

more fun if you're a bit taller?

phil64 29/May/16 Lead rpt

lovely moves

with Andy Bowman
Richard Kendrick 26/May/16 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 26/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead
Hidden 03/May/16 Lead O/S
duncan 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd rpt
evhall 29/Apr/16 Lead O/S

very pleasant (easy) E1

with Tim Bray
Ollie B 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with W.Calvert
Hidden ??/2016 -
adam 24 31/Aug/15 2nd
rajeshwarbisht 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
chrisallan 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
theotherpetehill 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Adam Brown
Pete_Frost 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Very pleasant climbing. Easier than Seal Hunt and Whispering Wind.

with Luke Maggs
harold walmsley 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 12/Aug/15 2nd
LJKing 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Soft touch but a good climb none the less.

with Paul Clarkson
andy_pemberton 20/Jul/15 Lead
with Steve Gibson
johncoxmysteriously 20/Jun/15 2nd

VS, maybe just HVS. The E1 grade is absolutely extraordinary.

with Mike Pollak
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd
tobydunford 07/Jun/15 2nd β
with Harry Martin
Dizz 25/May/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Frost
nicola parkin 25/May/15 Lead O/S

First E1 lead!

with jon
morganator 25/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
jimmatthews 18/May/15 Lead O/S

More like 5a.

Hidden 18/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/15 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 17/May/15 2nd O/S
with Luke Doherty
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
adam 24 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
wi11 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Jake Young 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
elliptic 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tom R.
Teappleby 06/Apr/15 2nd

Really fun climbing once on the start of the rib. Beautiful end to an awesome weekend.

Nick1812P 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S

in approach shoes

with Tom A, Jake
chrisscutt 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with oly
ollie_e 06/Apr/15 2nd β

Chris' third E1.

Nick Russell 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Good fun, low in the grade.

with Emily
Emily 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this! Much less exhausting than The Arrow, but possibly more difficult as it had a couple of really fiddly moves that took me two or three tries to figure out. Got there in the end though. Did not like squeezing behind the big block on the ledge near the top.

with Nick
Hidden 04/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
adie84 ??/2015 -
Andrew Sloan 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Did this with Tony Ball in 2006. Soft for E1, I've done harder VS's at Curbar!

Apharri 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
mynyddresident 17/Aug/14 2nd
with KP
nickdonohue 16/Aug/14 Lead
Dilwat 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Stefan_Morris 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Jack G
Pete Nugent 24/Apr/14 2nd rpt

Good lead by John

with John Venier
Dean177 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
simon kimber 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice, one tricky move off a ledge.

with GuyVG
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/14 2nd
with simon kimber
Jonny Nick 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Ed morris 05/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Bit damp today, not as bold as I remembered.

with carwen
James Oswald 06/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Pleasant enough though HVS. Not very bold.

dprctr 20/Aug/13 2nd β
rd20 20/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with David P
Hidden 16/Aug/13 2nd rpt
victim of mathematics 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Straightforwards, with only one tricky section, although the fear isn't totally brilliant at that point. Very soft all the same.

with Andy
monsteratt ?/Jul/13 Lead
Tim Sparrow ?/Jul/13 2nd

Not as bold as the guide suggests. Straightforward and pleasant.

with Monty
monsteratt 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Very good, kept me guessing!!

with Tim
AlexD 24/Jun/13 2nd
alasdair19 ?/Jun/13 -

a little bold but a long reach eases this dramatically, not too pumpy

Vnockles 25/May/13 2nd
will_benfold 25/May/13 Lead O/S
gravity 25/May/13 2nd O/S
with Hugh Thomas, Max Adamson
Grezza 18/May/13 Lead
with Paul E
Twisty 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Peanuts/Rps help protect thin section high up.

with Greg Slee
Mike_Hayes 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
martinazando 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
al99 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Dave Reeve 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
ojp 13/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Si
Dave Foster 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Si
soph 27/Jul/12 2nd
with Annelies Sarrazyn
nige pacer 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
w-watson 20/May/12 Lead O/S
melonmike 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Roper
s.c.white 05/May/12 -
with Alessio Tait
Oddjob 06/Apr/12 2nd β
with Markus
pie_eater_pete 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood ?/Apr/12 2nd
haydng 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with RachelG
Owain Llewelyn 09/Mar/12 2nd
with Gareth E
Colin Scotchford 02/Oct/11 2nd
Katya 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
stvredmond 28/Aug/11 Lead

nice climbing all the way

Helnorris 28/Aug/11 2nd
Paul Bowen 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with rob jenkins
Mark Kemball 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Lee Bartrop, Nic Dill
jgordon75 17/Aug/11 2nd
Owen W-G 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Easiest E1 of the trip, and we did 12 of them. HVS in spite of the mild boldness.

with Jim
Stanley 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Cragking, Jack Bradbrook
Jus 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
haydng 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Dave
dannyboy83 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jake
jacobjlloyd 04/Jul/11 2nd
hamish2016 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Wil Treasure
drysori 03/Jul/11 Lead
with hamdunn
Stone Muppet 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Quite a bit of gear if you're cunning, though it is just below your feet on the crux. I would say slightly spaced rather than widely spaced. Pleasant climbing!

with bc
Fatboy1000 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with crispin
chriscarroll 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice pleasant climbing, took no time at all

Alex Mason 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

If your comfortable stretching out with a rock one by your feet then this is probably HVS.

with Laura Perry
Hidden 23/Jun/11 2nd β
Phil PBC 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with henry castle
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with richard lade
haydng 15/May/11 Lead rpt
with Rob
Byronius Maximus 28/Apr/11 2nd β

Nice positions and lots of interesting moves

Pete Graham 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Pippa 22/Apr/11 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 04/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
GarethHall 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
rd20 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
3 Names 29/Aug/10 2nd
givemetea 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Thea Williams
Rob Pitt 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with steveE9
Hidden 13/Aug/10 2nd O/S
duncan 07/Aug/10 2nd
Mike Todd 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice route. Soft E1, very easy in lower half and one tricky move around marginal gear from the ledge. Very satisfying and enjoyable throughout. Non stressful considering surroundings and situation

Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
themadbrown 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Finishing to the right rather than the left...not advisable!

with james
Jams Crwca 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
misskebab 27/Jun/10 Lead β

First E1 lead

with Edd Reed
misskebab 30/May/10 2nd
with Edd Reed
Edd Reed 30/May/10 Lead β
with Donna Mawson
Billg 30/May/10 2nd rpt
with Susanne Richards
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd
Ben1983 03/May/10 Lead O/S
barni 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 13/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ian d f 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S

kept expecting 5b move - but didnt find it!

with Pete H
chris j 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Doug
Ed morris 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Nexonen 01/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Ceri
Ceridwen 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Run out!

with Andy
feilx 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
haydng 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Rob
Hidden 08/Jun/09 2nd
Shauna 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jules
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead β
Chad123 17/May/09 AltLd O/S

Sat in a cave in torrential rain for about an hour before eventually going up this, hard without chalk and fairly damp. Direct loose finish also not recommended! Some good moves though....

with Humble and Emily
clipskipper 05/May/09 Lead O/S

Damp but positive start leading to the flake and ledge. Delicate moves with small crack gear to the break are the meat of the climb. First E1 this year, and a good one to choose

with Matt the Dread, Mike
alek 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Lane
Billg 19/Apr/09 Lead
with Bob Brewer
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2009 2nd β
Richard Hession 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
chris wyatt 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Eagle
RMG 05/May/08 2nd
with haydng
haydng 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will, Rachel
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead
Mark Davies PK 10/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Beesley
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead rpt
david morse 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Stu Corns
Tim W 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dylan Tomlinson
cem 06/May/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
drysori ??/2007 Lead
keefe 03/Sep/06 Lead
with Tansy
colkurtz 30/Aug/06 Lead
with Karin
ASchwirtz 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
bfreeman ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Neil Ireson 19/Jul/06 Lead
with Jane
chris sm 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
JamieAyres 17/Apr/06 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Apr/06 -
Si Clapham ??/2006 -
nathanmanc ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd
Hidden ??/2006 -
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dan
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/05 2nd O/S
irish paul ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Ed
Stefan Kruger 29/May/05 2nd O/S
with Jenny Hayward
Billg ??/2005 Lead O/S
willjones ??/2005 Lead O/S
Boxy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Aus
cem 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
NeilGriffiths 29/Aug/04 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Jack G
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
LC ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/00 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Apr/00 Lead O/S

First E1 coming back...

with Caroline...
PaulTanton 20/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
PaulTclimbing ??/2000 -
with Jimb, Neville, Adrian
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tapley 27/Jul/99 2nd
with Simon Tapley
Hidden 03/May/99 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Graham Iles 17/Aug/98 Lead
with Jenny Tweedy
Hidden 25/Aug/97 2nd
sadams 22/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Team Midlands
Hidden 05/Apr/97 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Martin Bennett 04/May/96 -
with MT
Hidden ??/1994 -
jfletcher 02/May/92 Solo
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/92 Lead
Steve Crowe 19/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with KM
andy gittins ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1985 -
jon 24/May/82 Lead
with Elaine
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