Rockfax Description
A wandering route with a good finish. Start at a big tree just left of the groove of Venom.
1) 5c, 15m. Climb slabby rock to a small overlap. Make a baffling step left to bypass the roof and continue more easily up and left to a tree belay.
2) 5b, 30m. Move left from the stance and climb an inverted-V chimney to easy ground. Scramble up to join Nifl-Heim and follow it to the stance below its top pitch.
2a) 5b, 30m. A good alternative. Climb up to join Venom. Follow its middle pitch.
3) 5c, 15m. Step left to a crack and climb this to a capping roof, pull over and finish up the short crack. © Rockfax

foostu4 31/Jul/17 AltLd dnf

Fell off on pitches 1 and 2 on the lead, tired at the end of the day. Found the crux on P1 tricky, and p2 quite dirty

Hidden 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S
rachelpearce01 20/Jul/17 2nd O/S
George_Surf 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S

P1 safe on small/micros the crux is moving round the corner from the roof, thin layaway. Climbed p2 of venom right through the roof but slightly left above, sustained 5b. P3 looked a bit wet but was actually pouring. Burly long moves off generally good holds, wires to the roof then cams. NEarly came off at the roof it was so wet, managed to move round the corner to the jug. Pumped!

LJKing 28/May/17 2nd dog
with Paul Clarkson
Hidden 21/May/17 AltLd dog
Hidden 21/May/17 AltLd O/S
Mark Reeves 14/May/17 AltLd O/S
Misha 06/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Phil
philhilo 06/May/17 AltLd O/S

Going to be exciting for someone when the wobbly pull down block comes off on the crux.....

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

Lead p1 & p3. Quality route. Although, I felt robed from a clean ascent when I fell out of the crack because it was quite slippy. Came down and then did again to the top.

JackM92 05/May/17 AltLd dog

Led P2. P1 and 3 both brilliant, top pitch especially.

scottcoates 16/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Bailed after pitch 2 after being soaked by a heavy shower. Lead p1

Hidden 16/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
SAF 25/Sep/16 2nd dog
with Phil
Hidden 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Lenny 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Pitch one only, rained off. Good climbing one to come back for.

with Hidden
emgroves 15/May/16 2nd
Ollie B 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S


with W.Calvert
max_dickens 27/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Anna G
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 06/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
Dale ?/Sep/15 Lead

Only did the top pitch which is a belter write out there. Easy E2 5c just for that one pitch the best jams on a E2 ever. We did bashi bazouk then prob a vegetated 4a pitch to get up to the belay. All in all made a very good I recon 2 star soft E2. Will come back and lead the first two pitches.

with johny
bencole 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Did P2 of venom as it looked like the better line to me. Beefy top pitch.

climberchristy 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S

I led P1 and P3. P1 hard as move left at roof and over on to slab. P1 gets a bit scruffy after good start. P3 excellent - like a classic grit route. Heard P2 is a bit scruffy so instead of P2 Ben led P2 of Venom at 5b. This makes a good combination overall.

with bencole
Hidden 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
dswansonlow 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

The last pitch was worthwhile, but the rest felt a little messy.

shed_hed 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

First pitch was fine. Second two pitches were an absolute battle! Had to try the crux on the second pitch several times before I got it. Hung around on the top pitch too long and got so pumped laybacking up the crack. Just about managed to pull round onto the face which was good because apparently my cam popped at the top of the crack as I pulled round. Felt exhausted and sick by the top but glad I got it as it was becoming a personal battle.

Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
Cardi 14/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, with some gear in situ as Tom couldn't work out the crux. Tom led P2 as P2 of Venom, lovely pitch. Led top pitch which was a good learning experience in jamming for me!

with Tom R
Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd O/S
Tom Doldon 19/May/12 Lead dog

top crack was sopping wet and ran out of steam on last stretch resulting in a rest

with sam simpson 48
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
Glyn 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Top pitch

with Luke
Owain Llewelyn 27/May/11 AltLd

P.1 Pretzel Logic with P.2 Venom

with Gareth E
wolf.leeb 24/May/11 AltLd O/S
with nic
mynyddresident 24/May/11 AltLd O/S

P 1+3 . Awkward moves left for the 1st, pumpy 2nd, great position on the 3rd. Great variety. E2

with wolf
Liam FLeming 09/Apr/11 Lead

Top pitch

with karen dalzell
benchwarmer 06/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Liam
Liam FLeming 06/Apr/11 Lead

lead the first 2 pitchs will be heading back for the last one soon

with iwan, conrad
barni 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Just did top pitch E2 5c for all pitches

barni 16/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

last pitch wet did the corner.lead first

with luke
Mike Goldthorp 20/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch, bit shortlived but good fun. 1st and 3rd pitches both have brilliant varied climbing, well worth doing.

Seymore Butt ??/2011 Lead
with Mick Hafner
PAJames ??/2011 -
mr mills 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Gareth
HansUDes 02/May/10 TR dnf

self belay - did not finish (wet rock under overhang + last climb of a 14 hour day and tired.

mr mills ??/2010 -
with ioan d
Dave Rumney 07/Jun/09 Lead

1st pitch only - rained.

with Sean Roberts
metal arms 03/Jan/09 Lead dog

just the top pitch when pete finished pizzle puzzle

Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/07 2nd dog
Mark Stevenson 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah
IOAN D 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Mills
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
pete johnson 12/Jun/05 Lead
with Lun
Hidden 01/Jun/03 AltLd
Simonfarfaraway ??/2002 AltLd

Hard! Only got E1 5a in old guidebook!!

with Dave A
pete johnson 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Lun
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden 11/Jun/95 AltLd
wynaptomos ?/Mar/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 -
uphillnow 13/Mar/93 AltLd

got a bit lost on upper pitches. Martin lead pitch 1

with Martin Akhurst
pauldrew ??/1991 -

Early nineties

Bob ??/1990 -
Alan James - UKC and UKH 13/May/89 Lead

Pitch 1 only

with Phil Baker
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/87 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/86 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Melok 20/Nov/83 AltLd

Hefo tom

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/83 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
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