Rockfax Description
Climb rightwards to reach the tree and then move back left through ledges to the top. Reaching the tree is tricky and the upper section feels a bit bold. © Rockfax

FA. Unknown

JakeTomos 28/Dec/18 Lead dnf

Slippy as glass, very wet and greasy. Took a fall onto a size 1 nut in a horizontal crack

lost.arrow 09/Sep/18 Lead

Last time I was up here I lead E1 5b, the following route to Shelfway was HVS 5a. Both were fab. The traverse to the tree is bold!

with Emma Veitch, Sally Fowler
Louise Bullock 24/Jun/18 2nd
bummingham 24/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Amy Sinnott 14/Jun/18 2nd
with Aodan
P3T3I2 29/May/18 Lead
JakeTomos 07/May/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/18 Solo
Geoff Pettitt 14/Apr/18 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/18 2nd
Dan0Me 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Chris Hill, Daniel Smedley
Oldbro3 29/Jul/17 TR
Jan T 05/Jul/17 TR
with Richard Sawyer
Hellflame 22/Apr/17 Lead
with mophead
caradoc 15/Apr/17 Lead
with HelenJ
c357 28/Mar/17 TR rpt
c357 28/Mar/17 TR rpt
baronbadback 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Landy_Dom 18/Jul/16 TR rpt
with nacmacfeeglexx08, Ciaran Gallagher 05/May/16 2nd
P Rogers 05/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice move across to the tree.

Frankie Doodle 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with kez1, Ian Clare, Robert Rendle
kez1 21/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Frankie davies
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Ben0591 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie king
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
petern 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
markK6 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Went high on left then traversed to tree as couldn't see a way up to the tree otherwise.

with Helen F
gazj1986 27/Jan/15 Lead
philipworth ??/2015 -
mitch 30/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
TomGB 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Stewart Moody
AdamSale 26/May/14 TR
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
reuphus 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
iainstap 20/Mar/14 Lead
Landy_Dom 22/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Lead clean on sight. Well protected but tricky moves to gain the tree, then poor / nonexistent runners until last crack before top out. Fallen tree at the top was helpful.

with Ciaran Gallagher
Tomt1er 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead
schwenk 15/Jul/13 2nd


Allan Watson 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Paul Greenhow
climbupflydown 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
c357 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd
devavictrix 01/Jun/13 2nd
useful 21/May/13 2nd
with Craig W
useful 21/May/13 Lead β

Seconded Craig, then led.

with Craig W
cpoad 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Richard W
mr random 03/May/13 Solo O/S
Rob Laird 03/May/13 Solo O/S
nic_andrews 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Very little protection.

with Arran Bell
kez1 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Tym, arran bell, nic andrews
paul horabin 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 02/Aug/12 2nd
with Ali Othen
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
alisterrobbird 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
xannaxlx 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Max Starck-Stevens
CliveYNWA 24/May/12 TR O/S
tombazal 22/May/12 TR rpt
neal 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Duncan DS
BBEENN 28/Feb/12 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/12 Lead
belaleaderdave 27/Dec/11 Lead
luke wallington 14/Nov/11 Lead
with trev and dan
-restless- 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Bryn Parry
Panick 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
iallaway 07/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
dippyhannah 07/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
pimmie 15/Jul/11 Lead
argyle_dude 28/Jun/11 2nd O/S
gd303uk 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Bones [:B 29/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd O/S
adam06 17/May/11 2nd
with cosreba
cosreba 17/May/11 Solo
DH 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Frank Blakeley 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Tim
tubby Tez 29/Apr/11 2nd
with DH, Rich Kay
Rich Kay 29/Apr/11 Lead
climbing_wiggy 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Jo
andy jennings 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
Matthew walton 20/Apr/11 TR
with Trev, Sean
iamstebarker 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
theboghopper 09/Apr/11 TR
theboghopper 09/Apr/11 TR dog

Ascended twice second was very hard at start, then fixed some pro to gain experience.

Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
simonvand 27/Mar/11 Lead
Leigh Phillips 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Simon (Dutch Local Climber)
Spillers 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Browell
TheKing 20/Feb/11 Lead
paddywalsh11 11/Feb/11 Lead
with Harriet Foden
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead
rhysllyw ??/2011 -
Matthew walton ??/2011 Lead
Neil D 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Betha.
Betha. 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Neil D
beeson_paul 31/Oct/10 Lead
beeson_paul 31/Oct/10 -
paddywalsh11 16/Oct/10 Lead

Very Polished.

with Nick Irlam
Hidden 03/Oct/10 Lead O/S
James Worthington 21/Sep/10 TR
with Trev
tallan9 ?/Sep/10 Lead
si_green99 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
timcedwards 09/Aug/10 2nd
with rockman
rockman 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Guy Neal 26/Jun/10 Lead
simozzer 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Cass
goose2k7 21/May/10 TR O/S
with Tom Furey
cas54321 09/May/10 2nd
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd
sleavesley 04/May/10 Lead O/S

Led, not a lot of gear on this. Found a micro wire half way up! Crux low down again and easy after though

matty123 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Breakell
mikelaing ?/May/10 Lead
fingermagic 19/Apr/10 Lead rpt

After the experience of Flakeless Groove repeated this to get my head sorted. Found it harder than last time.

John-Luke Casey 12/Apr/10 Lead
liam jay ?/Apr/10 Lead
jandyd05 28/Mar/10 Lead
jandyd05 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

I apparently climbed it in 2006 but have no memory of it !

Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd
Frank Blakeley 16/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with George
fingermagic 16/Mar/10 2nd
fingermagic 16/Mar/10 Lead rpt
@ndyM@rsh@ll 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Matty Saunders
Chucky_Saunders 06/Mar/10 2nd O/S
highfivekrissy ?/Mar/10 Lead
with Ian Ambrose
climbing_wiggy 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Mary
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 TR
richprideaux 22/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Splash
Hidden 19/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Leigh Phillips 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Col552
lemon 11/Jul/09 Lead
with Noel Walker
porridgefan 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Gerald Davison 02/Jun/09 TR rpt

Did as top rope due to lack of appropriate protection to avoid ground fall.

with pmcwill
pmcwill 02/Jun/09 -

Lead till first shelf then no gear placement so top roped to the end

with Gerald and Andy
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
andy@ark 24/May/09 Lead dnf

Lot of polish on top. Lowered off tree. Derek completed on top rope. Guide book only gives this a 3c.

with Derek Crawford
andrewineichen 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with jenny dodd
Frank Blakeley 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
stevemcg 07/May/09 2nd
with Rod
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/09 2nd
Bob 01/Mar/09 Solo O/S
DaveWarren 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
gezebo 24/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Ing 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Densham
Mike_T0501 31/May/08 TR
with Paul
Hidden 31/May/08 TR
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead
little trev 15/Mar/08 TR
with Dee + Matt
Hidden ?/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/08 2nd
willson ??/2008 Lead
with rosie
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
bobpilgrem 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Nice climb-but protection a bit sparse at the top.Be warned- but easy to finish on left at easier grade with decent gear if you don't fancy the top move.

with Bob/Nic
gibbo38 26/Aug/07 Lead
with gibbo21
gibbo21 26/Aug/07 2nd
with paul
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd
ebastock ?/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with John Beddard
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
glasto_mudd 07/Jul/07 2nd
Dale Berry 23/Jun/07 Solo rpt

Though this has obviously lost a small block it is far from crucial, and everything else is solid. The tree trunk would still provide the single best runner on this and its root a good first runner for End Flake next to it.

Hidden 21/Jun/07 Lead
climbingpixie 17/Jun/07 Solo

Sketchy moves to the tree. Probably a bit easier for the less midgety of stature.

Hidden 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
plaz 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Rampikino 17/May/07 2nd
with Cat
jepotherepo 16/Apr/07 -
with gary thomas
Hidden 18/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Charles 18/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Tom Fox
NickST ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Tucker
Bex Atkinson 29/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with hallex
Somerset swede basher 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S
hallex 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Bex Atkinson
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
John-Luke Casey 02/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Graham Harris
Rampikino 23/Jun/06 Lead
with Cat
warringtonade 20/Jun/06 Lead

2nd lead

with Joss
Hidden 20/Jun/06 2nd O/S
markdean 06/Jun/06 Lead
with Mathew Yarwood
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
jandyd05 ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Ian Warren
mike241181 23/Apr/06 Lead
with Pete
Dale Berry 27/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Dale Berry 22/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Oct/03 TR
Hidden 18/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/03 -
Dale Berry 29/Mar/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/02 2nd
jimshrimp 22/Aug/02 Solo
andy007 25/Jun/02 TR O/S
with Jon Humphreys
Dale Berry 04/Jun/02 Solo rpt
Dale Berry 25/May/02 Solo rpt
Dale Berry 21/Apr/02 Solo rpt
Dale Berry 08/Jul/01 Solo rpt
Dale Berry 28/Jan/01 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Dale Berry 19/Oct/00 Solo rpt
Allan Young 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Michelle Ryan
Dale Berry 24/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
caradoc 01/May/00 Lead O/S

04/05/06 Nick. 15/04/17 after my accident, with Helen.

with MikeW
Hidden 17/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden 14/May/95 Solo O/S
Rik Payne ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1990 2nd
nigehughes ?/Apr/88 Lead
with Rob Hannam
Hidden 29/Mar/88 Lead
wynaptomos ?/Jun/84 Solo
nigehughes ?/Mar/84 2nd
with Ian Cameron
kjacks ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
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