Rockfax Description
A pleasant, direct eliminate that includes the final groove of Vector and also a shared section with Nimbus.
1) 4b, 25m. As for One Step...
2) 5b, 30m. Traverse right easily to a thread. An awkward move leads to a pull over the bulge into a groove. Climb this to join Vector below its tricky groove, and climb this to a ledge.
3) 15m. As for One Step... © Rockfax

Hidden 18/Sep/17 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 15/Aug/17 AltLd
with Vun
Hidden 15/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
foostu4 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Katie S
Katie S 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Stu lead the main pitch, 2. Amazing pitch, one day. ..

with Stu p
Misha 06/May/17 2nd O/S
with Phil
philhilo 06/May/17 Lead O/S

Traffic jam kept us off Sultans.

with misha
BC 05/May/17 AltLd O/S
JackM92 05/May/17 AltLd O/S

Thouroughly excellent, another Tremadog classic that would get 3 stars almost anywhere else. Fantastic series of moves up the top corner. Tough for an E1, quite technical at times.

wi11 09/Mar/17 AltLd rpt
with Jo Boyd
Hidden 06/Mar/17 2nd
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
J_Spooner 17/Sep/16 -
with Will Birkett
GeoffG 13/Aug/16 AltLd

Think this is more E2 than E1, but worthwhile all the same

with tim lowe
TRip 07/Aug/16 AltLd rpt
with Duncan
Duncan Campbell 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Bubbley led the crux though there wasn't much new climbing for me here. Found getting into the undercut on the Vector groove hard though this may have been due to the wedding the night before.

with Bubbles
George_Surf 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Bit of a bold start to the prow, then steady until the junction with vector. A committing move (took a while) up to the fang before you can get a cam in above (lots of polish in the cracks to the left?). Fine around the layback crack.

rachelpearce01 05/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Pinguville 05/Aug/16 2nd

first pitch easy enough , main pitch was pretty serious , precarious move around the nose but okay , then good holds up to the vector move where the bridge/ undercling move to layback ish move up and out was very hard . then steady up and out

with George
Hidden 03/Aug/16 -
DaveThexton 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Tomdewilton 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Top Pitch

Adam_42 23/Jul/16 AltLd dog

Fell off seconding the crux pitch. Felt pretty tough!

Butel 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with jezb1
jezb1 03/Jul/16 AltLd

Main pitch. Really good. Vector crack always feels 5c to me whichever route precedes it!

Martin Haworth 08/May/16 Lead O/S

I thought the top groove was quite tough, worth E2.

with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 08/May/16 2nd

one rest

matt peacey 07/May/16 AltLd dog

fell seconding the crux pitch

with joedean
joedean 07/May/16 Lead
with matt
Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Pete_Frost 30/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Followed Phil up P2.

with Phil Creed
Ewan Russell 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S


with Johnny Hyde
max_dickens 27/Feb/16 AltLd dog

2nd pitch gave me an absolute spanking! Nails

with Anna G
Hidden 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
jalqazzaz 29/Oct/15 AltLd dog

Quick follay before work. Lead the first pitch again as for one step and 2nd pitch two, had to hop off after climbing past a nut up the laybacks! Pretty damn bouldery to get from the base of the corner up to the layback moves but after that its plane sailing. Protecting the move to the first undercut looks to be tricky. Great lead from chris. Will have to return to lead :)

static266 28/Oct/15 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and followed Scott up the rest of the route - we were unsure of where we were as the guidebook was hard to follow. After a bit of thrashing around we realised we were probably on the right route. Very pleasant. The crux is probably the groove of Vector.

with Scott G
Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
jandyd05 24/Sep/15 2nd dog

Ok until the last bit - shared with vector - where I came unstuck on the wall/layback. In my defence I had wasted 20 mins of energy trying to remove some insitu gear (cheers Tom!) though I don't think I would have got it anyway.

with Tom Lawfield
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
alice fuller 04/Jul/15 2nd

that vector move made me stop to ponder

Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Brian H 04/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Led top pitch. Superb climbing - hardest bit is Vector finish.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24/May/15 AltLd O/S

p2. found the crux really hard to work out. great position and moves. not really done much like this before. was trying to do nimbus but got lost/saw a line of better holds.

with Roisin
climbingrev 09/May/15 2nd

One fall on crux over bulge - got my body position all wrong and pumped removing cam (my fault, cam well placed!). crux sequence is wonderful. E2 in guide we were using!

Bulls Crack ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with SP
nige pacer 22/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Dave Lawrance, Andy Houseman
Julie Carroll 26/Aug/14 AltLd
with Steve Gorton
rurp 17/Aug/14 Lead RP

Vector section deceptive. One fall here. Otherwise great route.

with bill farmer
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead
dohart 07/May/14 2nd β
with peter, dave rudkin
Stefan_Morris 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with jenny
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/13 Lead
Justin Shiels 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Chris
Anna Riley 02/Sep/13 AltLd
Alex Riley 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Fragmod 18/Aug/13 Lead
Swotson 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Only led the easy pitch. Was happy to second the rest cleanly.

with Andy Brown
Phill Mitch 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with bleggs
suffolknick 03/Mar/13 AltLd dog

Lovely route, led p1 And p2, had to take a rest on the vector part of p3 :/

with clams
clams ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Hardest trad lead to date! Only just managed the Vector layback

with NB
Katex 19/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Mike, Simon Edwards
Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
bwestwood 09/Sep/12 AltLd
with pete sargeant
pie_eater_pete 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with bwestwood
Ollie B 12/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with A.Eccles
frost 06/May/12 2nd
with D Garry
mux 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with frost
Hidden 13/Apr/12 AltLd
keith Lonsdale 02/Sep/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Upgraded to E2 in the new Tremadoc guide which is about spot on.Bottom end E2 rather than E1 as the moves around the corner are intimidating and the top moves as for Vector and Weaver are hard unless you hit the correct sequence straight away.

robin_hackney 18/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Si
Hidden 18/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 AltLd
Dale ?/May/11 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyed this route, Lead crux pitch. Hardest section is the vector section.

with mike
Alex Mason 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S

A cracking little pitch. Tackled the crack in the wall on the upper section, the route should take this line to give it a bit more independence but settle at E2. Climbed poorly and unconfidently.

mr mills 12/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
with Ioan and Gareth
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
rustaldo 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S

felt tough for E1, the top section is abit desperate.. the gear is there, its hard to place though.. I got a serious pump toward the end and ran it out way too much..scary! edit 20/10/10: today I did vector, and my partner showed me the correct line of the top part of this route.. basically head up under a slanting overhang/roof type feature and layback your way beneath it, much easier than the line I took which involved the 2 vertical cracks in the face.

Hidden 24/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Sep/10 AltLd
Ianwesterby 14/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 & 3

with Alasdair buchannon
jparry75 ?/Sep/10 AltLd
with emlyn
nakedave 14/Aug/10 Lead
with Barney Crampton
Stumpyham 31/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Wet rock gave me the fear about half way up.

with jake
Hidden 12/May/10 AltLd O/S
farmus21 12/May/10 AltLd

Nice, if a little eliminate. Lead 'One Step...' pitch finished in heavy rain.

alasdair19 ??/2010 -
simeclimb68 ??/2010 -
Hidden 24/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead
Chris Wright 28/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 29/May/09 AltLd
bridget143 26/May/09 2nd O/S
with Duncan Frisch
JSA 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Different Steve 09/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2 - tough!

with Clare
JWB 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Climbed by mistake ..... Went to do 1 Step in the Clouds before breakfast with 2 others but miss read the guide book and ended up going the wrong way from the belay..... didnt know where I was going and had to climb my way out following the best line. The others couldnt follow so I had to leave them on the belay, run to the campsite and get a couple of guys, one to rescue them the other to second the route. It was nearly lunch time when they got off! Felt hard for E1. Went back and did 1 Step later in the day.

with Dave Button
mr mills 01/Feb/09 Lead
with joe chorley
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/08 AltLd dnf
Hidden 05/Oct/08 AltLd dnf
Tom Eagle 20/May/08 AltLd

Scary final section - v exposed and tricky climbing - need to come back for this one.

with skygod78
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
alek 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Guide
MikeT ?/Jun/07 AltLd rpt
with GE
Hidden 19/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
robman 03/Feb/07 Lead dog


with Tim
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead rpt
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Owain Llewelyn ??/2006 Lead
with Dad
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 27/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
VPJB ??/2005 -
cem 26/Jun/04 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Rod Strachan
datoon 21/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with RT
haydng ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 10/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
3 Names ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Tim Hussain
nicholas Barrowclough ?/Mar/03 Lead
IanD353 ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Ailsa
Hidden 21/Feb/03 Lead
akhughes ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/02 AltLd O/S
Laramadness 11/May/02 AltLd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
cem 04/Aug/01 2nd
with Miles Butteriss
Kerm ?/Jul/01 AltLd
chrishedgehog 18/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden 20/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd O/S
Roget 31/May/98 Lead O/S
with jon
Pete Nugent 28/May/98 -

led p.3

with Mike Bullough, Ian Makin
Hidden ?/May/98 Lead
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Martin Bennett 14/Jul/96 -

This was to be Spider's repeat of the route he was on the 1st ascent of in 1964, as possibly his last climb in the UK, but he got stuck in the caff yakking with Eric about old times so we went and did it for him by proxy!

with IW
Hidden 07/Jul/96 Lead O/S
agagsgrot ?/Jun/96 2nd O/S
with Pete
The Reaper 01/Oct/95 Lead O/S
PaulTclimbing ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with PhilK, Neville, Woko, NG
PaulTclimbing ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with PhilK, Neville, Woko, NG
nai ??/1995 AltLd
Hidden ??/1995 -
rob.grafton ??/1995 Lead
with Ben, Bruce
belay bunny turned bad ??/1995 -
Budge ??/1994 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
pete johnson 24/Oct/93 Lead O/S
with Richard Rogers
John Southworth ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Alex Messenger
Hidden 15/Jun/93 AltLd
Pete Nugent 06/Jun/93 -
with Geoff Mann
Hidden 18/May/93 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/92 Lead
WB ??/1992 -
pauldrew ??/1992 Lead

Early nineties

tlr 12/Oct/91 AltLd
with Cal
mattnuttall 03/Apr/91 Lead O/S

led 5c pitch

with Alan Holden
steve taylor ?/Mar/91 2nd
with stumpy
jfletcher 18/Nov/90 Lead O/S
Bob ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 AltLd
with Unsure
Alan James - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/89 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
Hidden 18/Dec/88 Lead
Neil R 01/Jul/88 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 30/May/87 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/87 Lead
ewar woowar ??/1987 -
michael burrows 26/Oct/86 AltLd O/S
with ian nettleton
Eduardo Martinez 26/Oct/85 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jun/85 AltLd
with Adrian Hughes
mitch1960 ??/1985 Lead
with Alan Dance
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 -
Mark Kemball 16/Jul/84 Lead
with Ken Grainger
wynaptomos ?/Jul/84 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 07/May/84 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
sadams 05/May/84 Lead
with Chris Thwaites
Hidden 29/Apr/84 AltLd
John Marsland 18/Mar/84 Lead

1st E1 lead

with Guy Beaumont
Melok 11/Feb/84 AltLd


Robmwatt ??/1984 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/83 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
Mike Owen 30/Jan/82 2nd rpt
with Tom Jones, Phil Ralph
GordonHart ??/1982 Lead O/S
stp ??/1982 Lead
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Nic Robinson 31/Oct/81 Lead rpt
Neil McA 23/May/81 Lead
with Flog
Hidden 19/Apr/81 Lead
Falko 01/Apr/81 Lead O/S
with A N Other
mikej 02/Sep/80 Lead
with Mike Byles
Hidden 26/May/80 2nd
Nic Robinson 26/May/80 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead

Climbed on a regular basis since

daviesxxx ??/1980 -
kjacks ??/1980 2nd
with 'Psycho' Simon
Hidden ??/1980 Lead O/S
keefe ??/1980 -
Ian Clare ??/1980 -
Seymore Butt ??/1980 Lead
with Phil Brown
Mike Owen 04/Feb/79 Lead rpt
with John Roberts
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
Mike Owen 18/Jun/77 Lead O/S
with John Roberts
Hidden ??/1977 Lead O/S
Steve Lewis 02/Sep/76 2nd
with sharpie
Hidden 15/May/76 AltLd
RichardMc 13/Sep/75 2nd
with Roger Everett
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
Falko 27/Oct/74 Lead O/S
with Dick Swinden
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/74 -

Forgot my rockshoes so followed Bob in bendy boots!

with Bob Millward
jcw 10/Jun/72 -
with Lindsay Griffin
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