25m.

Rockfax Description
A similar but harder climb to its neighbour Out of the Blue. Start between the crack in the bulge of Out of the Blue and the corner that defines the right side of the wall.
Climb boldly up the wall to better holds and gear. Follow a series of reasonable holds up the sustained upper wall to the top. © Rockfax

FA. R. Harrison Jun/1987

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NuclearNev 1 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: This route is not as badly protected at the start as it first seems. There is a space for 2 friends diagonally placed under the seemingly creaky jug flak on the left at approx 15' . Traversing in from the E2 to avoid the start spils the character and line of the route and I'm stunned that Nipper Harrison even suggested it!
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βeta: This route is not as badly protected at the start as it first seems. There is a space for 2 friends diagonally placed under the seemingly creaky jug flak on the left at approx 15' . Traversing in from the E2 to avoid the start spils the character and line of the route and I'm stunned that Nipper Harrison even suggested it!
Jon W 6 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Needs a steadier approach to some of the rock and gear than most classics here but still would only rate E3 on most crags.
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βeta: Needs a steadier approach to some of the rock and gear than most classics here but still would only rate E3 on most crags.
midgets of the world unite 1 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Well worth three stars. Hairy climbing for Sharpnose, although nothing out of the ordinary compared to most Culm crags.
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βeta: Well worth three stars. Hairy climbing for Sharpnose, although nothing out of the ordinary compared to most Culm crags.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
simonhammond1966 22 Jul 2nd
simonhammond1966 22 Jul 2nd
simonhammond1966 17 Jul 2nd
with macca
with macca
tjmillen 12 Jul Lead
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 12 Jul 2nd
janegallwey 18 May TR Whole bottom of crag was soaking, did some laps on this with the out of the blue start while waiting for things to dry out. Lovely climbing.
Whole bottom of crag was soaking, did some laps on this with the out of the blue start while waiting for things to dry out. Lovely climbing.
KernowCrag 18 May TR E4 clean run. On a soppy wet day
E4 clean run. On a soppy wet day
Hidden 11 May TR dnf
Hidden 11 May TR
Joel Perkin ?? -
th£wrecker 3 Nov, 2018 TR
W d c 26 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf Traversed quartz band a few metres from top, into Out of the blue, to belay Al before he got washed away.
with Al Rosier
Traversed quartz band a few metres from top, into Out of the blue, to belay Al before he got washed away.
with Al Rosier
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
JackM92 17 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt Another really enjoyable route at sharpnose. Tried the start moves off the abseil rope and if you do that it’s really about E2...such good climbing though, even better than out of the blue.
with BC
Another really enjoyable route at sharpnose. Tried the start moves off the abseil rope and if you do that it’s really about E2...such good climbing though, even better than out of the blue.
with BC
jacobjohncharles 15 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
felixwilkins 15 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
RogerG 9 Aug, 2018 Lead traversed in to avoid the dangerous bit
with chutch
traversed in to avoid the dangerous bit
with chutch
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 2nd
JendeHoxar 26 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 26 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Quality even if a bit snappy. Leisurely built a belay and got chatting at the top to later find Jenny stood on a block trying not to get wet... Yorkshire E2 innit
Quality even if a bit snappy. Leisurely built a belay and got chatting at the top to later find Jenny stood on a block trying not to get wet... Yorkshire E2 innit
Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 Lead
Hidden 20 May, 2018 2nd β
DanC1985 14 May, 2018 TR
with Sarah
with Sarah
Hidden 10 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 10 May, 2018 TR
Hidden 1 Sep, 2017 Solo rpt
Hidden ?Aug, 2017 2nd
James Oswald 17 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Felt about E2/3, rather than E4 though the start is pretty bold.
with Ian Burton
Felt about E2/3, rather than E4 though the start is pretty bold.
with Ian Burton
burto 17 Jul, 2017 Lead
with james oswald
with james oswald
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 Lead β
alice fuller ?Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
beni 28 May, 2017 Lead
JackM92 9 Oct, 2016 TR O/S Should have gone for the lead. None of the moves are hard, but it seemed very sustained. Would probably have fallen off but irritated I didn't at least give it a try.
Should have gone for the lead. None of the moves are hard, but it seemed very sustained. Would probably have fallen off but irritated I didn't at least give it a try.
Marti999 23 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Eddy young
with Eddy young
Ed morris 22 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jon Stewart
with Jon Stewart
Ellis Bird ??, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Oct, 2015 TR rpt
mattnuttall 16 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Last route of day... Tired and probably climbed a bit far right. Also didn't have much gear big enough left after half way so scary. Good though.
with datoon
Last route of day... Tired and probably climbed a bit far right. Also didn't have much gear big enough left after half way so scary. Good though.
with datoon
Jackislav 19 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
ferdia 18 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S bold start with a blind reach for a good hold
bold start with a blind reach for a good hold
Misha 18 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S Easy to second, especially if you quickly find the hidden hold, but must be scary to lead as it's bold to the break. Steady pulling above but you feel it by the end. Worth E4 for the bold bit, E3 physically.
Easy to second, especially if you quickly find the hidden hold, but must be scary to lead as it's bold to the break. Steady pulling above but you feel it by the end. Worth E4 for the bold bit, E3 physically.
Andrew Wilson 18 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
phil64 27 May, 2015 Lead O/S Great moves and Ace climbing
with Ali Taylor
Great moves and Ace climbing
with Ali Taylor
Adam Booth 11 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 11 May, 2015 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??, 2015 Lead O/S
with Colin
with Colin
Alex moore 5 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Bold to start, Superb E3 beyond.
with Jemma Powell
Bold to start, Superb E3 beyond.
with Jemma Powell
Pippa 15 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
mountain_jay 15 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Pippa
with Pippa
Justin T 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Steady climbing but steady approach needed.
Steady climbing but steady approach needed.
Russell Blackaller 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Good climbing. Like it says in the guide, similar to it's neighbour. Classic Sharpnose. Loved it.
with Charlotte
Good climbing. Like it says in the guide, similar to it's neighbour. Classic Sharpnose. Loved it.
with Charlotte
Hidden 1 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
NancyJones 1 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
Hidden 31 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2014 2nd O/S
Bristoldave 30 May, 2014 Lead β Had a look at the gear for the start from the ab
with john and steve
Had a look at the gear for the start from the ab
with john and steve
andy_pemberton 4 May, 2014 Lead Great route. Pulled a small flake off just above the first good break, which added to the spice factor.
with Brian Hannon
Great route. Pulled a small flake off just above the first good break, which added to the spice factor.
with Brian Hannon
Hidden 2 May, 2014 2nd
Ed Babs 20 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with AlexD
with AlexD
AlexD 20 Sep, 2013 2nd
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
mike lawrence? 3 Sep, 2013 2nd
Mike W 8 Jul, 2013 Lead β
Luke Dawson 8 Jun, 2013 TR rpt
Michael Aylen 7 May, 2013 2nd
with Macca_7
with Macca_7
Hidden 7 May, 2013 Lead rpt
Rob84 5 May, 2013 2nd dog
with Rob Greenwood
with Rob Greenwood
Hidden 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
bigrob 28 Jun, 2012 2nd
with Mike W
with Mike W
bunn.aroundthebloc 11 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Cool route. Large loose flake holding other loose rock just below half height. Quality climb.
with George Coiley
Cool route. Large loose flake holding other loose rock just below half height. Quality climb.
with George Coiley
Hidden ??, 2012 -
john nightingale 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Large loose hold at 30ft up
with Fran S8
Large loose hold at 30ft up
with Fran S8
Fran S8 9 Aug, 2011 2nd
dannyboy83 30 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Adam Lincoln 9 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Keith Sharples, Kev Avery
with Keith Sharples, Kev Avery
nickdonohue ?Jul, 2011 Lead
with Andy March
with Andy March
thomasadixon 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Class. Not that bold, not that hard...Sharpnose is awesome.
with mwatson
Class. Not that bold, not that hard...Sharpnose is awesome.
with mwatson
jameshiggins 27 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Neil Adams
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 27 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
chris m fisher 24 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Andy + Joe
with Andy + Joe
pezzerrr 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??, 2011 -
carlgodfrey 22 Oct, 2010 TR RP
Tom Last 6 Oct, 2010 TR
benkelsey 2 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S good climbing - crimpy holds between the long reaches between bigger holds and rests.
good climbing - crimpy holds between the long reaches between bigger holds and rests.
Hidden 2 Sep, 2010 Lead β
bigrob 17 Jul, 2010 TR snappd a hold and fell! Had to have a rest
with Mike W
snappd a hold and fell! Had to have a rest
with Mike W
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 8 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Chad123 20 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S A bit bold at the bottom but not too bad if you look around. Lovely sustained steep, juggy climbing with some tricky bulges at the top - I managed to lace it with gear, just about worth E4 I think or tough E3 5c....
with Emily
A bit bold at the bottom but not too bad if you look around. Lovely sustained steep, juggy climbing with some tricky bulges at the top - I managed to lace it with gear, just about worth E4 I think or tough E3 5c....
with Emily
Ally Smith ?Jun, 2007 Lead O/S Date is a guess
with Dave P
Date is a guess
with Dave P
datoon 7 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with MJ
with MJ
eley1 ?Feb, 2007 2nd
Hidden ?Feb, 2007 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2007 -
beanfingers 17 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S exciting unprotected start.
with felix
exciting unprotected start.
with felix
feilx 17 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Crazy Tom
with Crazy Tom
Gus 28 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with mini pickles
with mini pickles
Dave-Westlake ??, 2006 -
Hidden 11 Jul, 2005 2nd
tuftynick ??, 2003 -
tuftynick ??, 2003 Lead O/S
pete johnson ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with Lun
with Lun
Tim M ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 1999 Lead β
Hidden ?Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
duncan 15 Aug, 1997 Lead O/S
Roget 16 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 24 May, 1997 Lead O/S Ace. Lots of tiny wires.
with tombawimba
Ace. Lots of tiny wires.
with tombawimba
FATBOYFAT ??, 1994 Lead O/S
with Dave Henderson
with Dave Henderson
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