25m.

Rockfax Description
Enjoyable, well-protected wall climbing. Start at a thin line that leads up to the break of The Smile.
Climb the thin line direct to the break of The Smile and move up to a good horizontal crack. Climb the fine wall above past two pegs to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Nick White 23.3.87 23/Mar/1987

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The Jazz Butcher 8 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Nice steady climbing with good gear and good rests between the tricky bits. Worth 2 stars.
βeta?
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βeta: Nice steady climbing with good gear and good rests between the tricky bits. Worth 2 stars.
NuclearNev 15 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Quite easy for E5 in my opinion, good gear all the way (take extra small friends) and a goodish peg at the top (I know cos I fell 15' onto it) protects the only hard (6a) moves on the route. Several good resting places on the route make it achievable it 'little chunks' !
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βeta: Quite easy for E5 in my opinion, good gear all the way (take extra small friends) and a goodish peg at the top (I know cos I fell 15' onto it) protects the only hard (6a) moves on the route. Several good resting places on the route make it achievable it 'little chunks' !
midgets of the world unite 1 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Steady E5 if you go the right way at the top! Much better than 1 star, only it's lack of independence makes it less than 3...
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βeta: Steady E5 if you go the right way at the top! Much better than 1 star, only it's lack of independence makes it less than 3...
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
janegallwey 18 May TR O/S
Hidden 11 May Lead
Hidden 11 May TR dnf
Hidden 11 May TR
dready 3 Nov, 2018 TR
aiyer 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
Kev Little 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Great climbing after a greasy start
with aiyer
Great climbing after a greasy start
with aiyer
shaunhumphreys 31 Aug, 2018 Lead G/U Tried once last year, felt steady this time round will feel pretty pokey if the mid height peg goes with just one other bit of kit keeping you off the deck! got to the top and thought "surely not" considered a few static options and then just launched for the top, not to hard but feels wild! Well good!
Tried once last year, felt steady this time round will feel pretty pokey if the mid height peg goes with just one other bit of kit keeping you off the deck! got to the top and thought "surely not" considered a few static options and then just launched for the top, not to hard but feels wild! Well good!
Hidden 20 May, 2018 2nd β
debsb 21 Feb, 2018 Lead β
with Glenda Huxter
with Glenda Huxter
Russell Blackaller 19 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S First time i have climbed here with no chalk on the whole wall. Brilliant! All the wet bits stayed wet too. Great route.
First time i have climbed here with no chalk on the whole wall. Brilliant! All the wet bits stayed wet too. Great route.
DredStripe 19 Dec, 2017 2nd β
Brian H 8 Oct, 2017 Lead Not quite O/S as Macca had to explain to me where it finishes, ie to the left of the top peg. Very good wall climbing.
Not quite O/S as Macca had to explain to me where it finishes, ie to the left of the top peg. Very good wall climbing.
alice fuller 8 Oct, 2017 TR β pleased to onsight this on a top rope 2014.Probably bec ken was belaying:) great climb.2nd Woj Oct 2-16 .2nd Brian and Macca today.used Brian's beta for the top ...def the easier way
pleased to onsight this on a top rope 2014.Probably bec ken was belaying:) great climb.2nd Woj Oct 2-16 .2nd Brian and Macca today.used Brian's beta for the top ...def the easier way
aiyer 23 Sep, 2017 Lead β Want to claim onsight as although I was given beta... I did it a rather different way! Great fight at the end..
with Neil
Want to claim onsight as although I was given beta... I did it a rather different way! Great fight at the end..
with Neil
shaunhumphreys 31 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf Had one go! Stunning route, one to come back for!
Had one go! Stunning route, one to come back for!
harry_lewis 31 Aug, 2017 Lead β On Shaun's gear up to the first peg. Fantastic, definitely deserves 3 stars
On Shaun's gear up to the first peg. Fantastic, definitely deserves 3 stars
Hidden 30 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
bigie bob 30 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Viv
with Viv
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 24 Aug, 2017 Lead dog
with Ed Bulman
with Ed Bulman
Eduardo Martinez 21 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Lovely moves. Following chalk made a big difference, especially at the top. E5 in the old guide but E4 in my opinion. Removing the pegs would make the route even better and definitely E5.
Lovely moves. Following chalk made a big difference, especially at the top. E5 in the old guide but E4 in my opinion. Removing the pegs would make the route even better and definitely E5.
Tom Seccombe 11 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Dan Hale 11 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2017 2nd dog
James Oswald 17 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Really good. Less sustained but has harder moves than Pacemaker.
with Ian Burton
Really good. Less sustained but has harder moves than Pacemaker.
with Ian Burton
burto 17 Jul, 2017 Lead
with james oswald
with james oswald
Hidden 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
HeatherF 12 May, 2017 2nd β
nathanlee 12 May, 2017 Lead O/S Great top sequence, climbed in drizzle
Great top sequence, climbed in drizzle
Matt Harle 6 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S Pure onsight, left the guidebook in the car, thought it one of the E3s. Great climbing, with a spicy final dash to the top!
Pure onsight, left the guidebook in the car, thought it one of the E3s. Great climbing, with a spicy final dash to the top!
alexm198 6 Nov, 2016 2nd dog Gutted to peel off the last move on this after getting the sequence wrong. Easy (or easier...) when you know how!
Gutted to peel off the last move on this after getting the sequence wrong. Easy (or easier...) when you know how!
beni 29 Oct, 2016 Lead
beni 18 Sep, 2016 TR
Mike_Hayes 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
MischaHY 9 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Excellent, well protected fun. Definitely not E5, but very worthwhile at E4!
with CoraS
Excellent, well protected fun. Definitely not E5, but very worthwhile at E4!
with CoraS
Pippa 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Rob
with Rob
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 2nd
Ellis Bird ??, 2016 Lead O/S
Davros the Psyched 1 Nov, 2015 Lead β On Luke's gear
On Luke's gear
Hidden 12 Oct, 2015 2nd dog
Hidden 8 Sep, 2015 Lead RP
Alex moore 18 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
phil64 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S went a bit far left at top and somehow climbed left of the first peg so couldnt clip that. Why does the rockfax have the line and the grade wrong in their SW climbs?
went a bit far left at top and somehow climbed left of the first peg so couldnt clip that. Why does the rockfax have the line and the grade wrong in their SW climbs?
Adam Booth 11 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Ed Booth 11 May, 2015 Lead O/S
brices 10 May, 2015 Lead O/S A lot more involving than other routes here with lots of fiddly gear, feels harder than pacemaker to me. Great finishing moves
A lot more involving than other routes here with lots of fiddly gear, feels harder than pacemaker to me. Great finishing moves
ferdia 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S awesome fun. the difficulty gradually builds to a cruxy finish.
awesome fun. the difficulty gradually builds to a cruxy finish.
Andy Moles 6 Apr, 2015 2nd * at Sharpnose = *** most places.
with ferdia
* at Sharpnose = *** most places.
with ferdia
JulesV 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Pleased with this as second trad route of the year. Made more exciting by incoming tide and taped up finger which kept bleeding all over the holds!
Pleased with this as second trad route of the year. Made more exciting by incoming tide and taped up finger which kept bleeding all over the holds!
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 2nd
kingholmesy ??, 2015 Lead O/S
with Colin, Davros the Psyched
with Colin, Davros the Psyched
ian bryant ??, 2015 -
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 2nd
Ed Babs 16 Aug, 2014 Lead RP Fell off after the long move yesterday so had to go back. : )
with AlexD
Fell off after the long move yesterday so had to go back. : )
with AlexD
AlexD 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Alex Mason 28 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Great fun. A very long move to finish, but safe enough.
with Jemma Powell
Great fun. A very long move to finish, but safe enough.
with Jemma Powell
irish paul 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
tim.fairhall 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Richard
with Richard
Luxulyan 5 May, 2014 Lead β
with Tim
with Tim
Justin T 6 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf Onsight to within a few feet of top... a little unfair for e4 imho.
Onsight to within a few feet of top... a little unfair for e4 imho.
Hidden 18 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 8 Aug, 2013 Lead β Running out of time and tired arms meant I abbed the line quickly and stuck most of the gear in. Regretted the decision immediately as it just felt wrong on a trad route! Still, incredible route and what a finish!
Running out of time and tired arms meant I abbed the line quickly and stuck most of the gear in. Regretted the decision immediately as it just felt wrong on a trad route! Still, incredible route and what a finish!
Dan Lane 8 Aug, 2013 2nd dog Somewhat desperate, i'd not want to do the last move on lead, that's for sure!
Somewhat desperate, i'd not want to do the last move on lead, that's for sure!
bigrob 8 Jul, 2013 2nd β
with caz neely
with caz neely
Mike W 8 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
with bigrob
with bigrob
bigrob 22 May, 2013 TR
with edge, jamo, joel perkins
with edge, jamo, joel perkins
Joel Perkin 22 May, 2013 TR dnf Couldn't make the last move.
Couldn't make the last move.
Rob84 5 May, 2013 2nd dog
with Rob Greenwood
with Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?May, 2013 -
with Rob Dyer
with Rob Dyer
mike lawrence? 13 Apr, 2013 2nd
cymjt ??, 2013 -
ejected ??, 2013 - Soft touch, probably closer to E3 than E5
Soft touch, probably closer to E3 than E5
bigrob 19 Sep, 2012 TR rpt
with Mike W
with Mike W
bigrob 21 Jun, 2012 2nd 3 Falls!
with Mike W
3 Falls!
with Mike W
ellis 6 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 6 Apr, 2012 2nd
with ellis
with ellis
Hidden ??, 2012 -
alaan 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
john nightingale 8 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Fran S8
with Fran S8
Fran S8 8 Aug, 2011 2nd
miastacey ?Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
dannyboy83 30 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Great cruxy finish
with Dad
Great cruxy finish
with Dad
Hidden 21 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 10 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Awesome but v. hard top tho maybe went wrong way?
Awesome but v. hard top tho maybe went wrong way?
thomasadixon 26 Jun, 2011 Lead RP Tried previously in 8/10 but it rained/I wussed out. Felt so easy this time! Good climbing, decent rests, crux at the top, wicked route.
with mwatson
Tried previously in 8/10 but it rained/I wussed out. Felt so easy this time! Good climbing, decent rests, crux at the top, wicked route.
with mwatson
pezzerrr 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Jessie Rushbrooke 16 Apr, 2011 2nd
mwatson ??, 2011 Lead O/S did with a massive hangover, thought i'd probably just fall but got up it fine
did with a massive hangover, thought i'd probably just fall but got up it fine
Hidden 27 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
chris j 27 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S Last moves are desperate! I need longer arms...
with Ben Bradford
Last moves are desperate! I need longer arms...
with Ben Bradford
Hidden 31 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Brown 17 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ben Lepesant
with Ben Lepesant
Hidden 13 Jun, 2010 Lead dog
Hidden 15 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 4 Apr, 2009 Lead
with Alex Hughes
with Alex Hughes
Hidden ??, 2009 TR O/S
sara n 10 Oct, 2008 TR
with Neville Contractor
with Neville Contractor
Hidden 6 Sep, 2008 2nd dog
Hidden 28 Sep, 2007 Lead β
Marti999 7 Jun, 2007 2nd
The Jazz Butcher 7 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
bronsonite 9 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with Dave Barrans
with Dave Barrans
andi turner 28 May, 2006 Lead O/S Very steady at the grade, the pegs are good, but reach is useful!
with grimer
Very steady at the grade, the pegs are good, but reach is useful!
with grimer
Ricky Rocks ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Dave-Westlake ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Adam Mulholland
with Adam Mulholland
tuftynick ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with nick warren
with nick warren
Hidden 26 Apr, 2004 -
Mark Kemball 19 Oct, 2002 2nd
with Lee Bartrop
with Lee Bartrop
Tim M ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 1999 Lead
Hidden ??, 1998 -
duncan 24 Aug, 1997 2nd
with AlisonC
with AlisonC
duncan 15 Aug, 1997 Lead O/S
with Hugo Glover
with Hugo Glover
Roget 16 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 19 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
Hidden 23 Aug, 1987 2nd
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High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
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Style of ascent
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Followed
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