45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A rather pleasant route that can be climbed in one long pitch if you are careful with your ropes. Start below a pinnacle right of the rib of Tarantula's first pitch.
1) 4b, 18m. Move up the left edge of the pinnacle to below a small roof. Move left round this and trend up and right to a sloping ledge and possible belay.
2) 4c, 22m. Move up the shallow groove on the right and traverse right to the rib at the break. Climb the steep wall, crux, to easier climbing above to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Starts well towards the right of the crag where a contorted oak (with several dead branches) grows from the foot of the crag just below a prominent rib.
1. 20m 4b Climb up the wide crack on the left edge of the rib, bearing right to stand on the tiny pinnacle below black overhangs. Step up and left around the arete and climb steeply via a thin flake, moving right to belay on a large sloping ledge.
2. 25m 4b Step up right into the foot of a groove and continue in a fine position around the arete. Climb the steep wall above on excellent holds and finish more easily up the buttress. At the moment (June 2010) there is an in situ abseil anchor.

D Alcock, A Cowburn 25/Apr/1964

catrin289 17/Sep AltLd O/S

p2. The crag was a bit soggy.

with khalidq
khalidq 17/Sep AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1 which was wet all the way...

with Catrin Nicols
Sarah Coulthard 24/Aug AltLd
George_Surf 04/Aug AltLd rpt

P1 isn't up to much but p2 is on really nice rock in a great position. I led on, charlie p2. Down just in time for the rain and a major rainbow

Pinguville 04/Aug AltLd O/S

g led p1 , wasnt really that great if anything a little awkward moving up the slab , i took the delightfull p2 , really nice rock great climbing and felt pretty bloody easy ! esp' after the wasp ! Great worthwhile for the second pitch for sure

with George
mr_w ?/Aug 2nd β
joermann 27/Jun 2nd
John Foster 21/Jun AltLd
Mark Reeves 21/Jun AltLd

Working coaching again. I lead the first pitch and he lead the second.

Hidden 31/May AltLd
Hidden 31/May AltLd
dr_botnik 28/May AltLd O/S

Led first pitch but the second pitch was the better of the two. The moves were inobvious and the second pitch would have felt quite spicy but a nice climb. Neil and Renners climbed it after and said it was easier than creag dhu wall!

Ardo 28/May AltLd O/S

Me-p1, Renners-p2. Felt a soft touch at VS, though 2nd pitch probably feels a bit tougher on lead.

with Renners
sopaz 28/May AltLd


with Neil
the power 28/May AltLd
with rob
suds_01 19/May Lead O/S

Lead both pitches as one

with Mark Roe
cavemancolumbus ?/May Lead

as one pitch

with Oli
HannahC 30/Apr AltLd


Hidden 30/Apr AltLd
Graeme Hammond 23/Apr Lead O/S

Great route. Shame about the ropes getting stuck and spending ages thrashing around in the woods looking for the top of the climb (there isn't a path!!) Trying to shout down to Bex only for her to manage to pull the ropes after doing more flicking of the ropes. New tat will be needed soon?

with Becky E
fizzychewitt 23/Oct/16 2nd
with Phil, paulsross
paulsross 23/Oct/16 Lead
with Phil Biglands, Liz Hewitt
fweatherall1 22/Oct/16 AltLd
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Si 11/Oct/16 2nd
with beckycoles, Tom W
beckycoles 11/Oct/16 Lead
with Si
Richard Kinsman 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Melinda Kinsman, Andy Chapman
lpruul 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Ben Libby
Hidden 02/Oct/16 2nd RP
Hidden 20/Sep/16 2nd
riff156 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Mark Young 04/Aug/16 Lead
with Chris, Martyn
embob 30/Jul/16 Lead

Absolutely brilliant. 3* route if done in one pitch. Glad I took the guide as the shallow groove looked really unlikely, but was all there. Superb rock quality.

with Alex
JessWilliams 04/Jul/16 2nd
with Kayleigh, Dad
Mark D 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Rosie Henstock, Tom Green
Rosie Henstock 02/Jul/16 2nd O/S
TGreen 02/Jul/16 2nd O/S
George_Surf 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S

First pitch seemed a little scrappy and could do with cleaning but p2 is excellent; Rough tremadog Rock, climbing up the rib, exposed and good gear. Abseil off, 30m

rachelpearce01 23/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 17/May/16 2nd
Dan Vaj 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/16 Lead O/S
ianstevens 02/May/16 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch. Half an hour top to bottom.

joedean 02/May/16 AltLd
Denoir 22/Apr/16 AltLd
nickdunn 22/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Lenny 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

so nice did it twice.

with Ralfy
Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Climbingspike ??/2016 -
James Lowe 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
griffithpatrick 11/Oct/15 AltLd

With James. Lead second pitch. Shame it didn't go on for longer.

Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead
Calum Wadsworth 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S

One long pitch

jezb1 08/Oct/15 AltLd

Very pleasant. Ab tat there.

lost.arrow 27/Sep/15 Lead

The UKC Logbook Description makes more sense than the CC Tremadog guide. Thankfully the ab is still there. Would be fantastic if done as a single pitch.

with Ian Ashworth
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Davesmith1981 22/Sep/15 AltLd
with Owen Pearce
fizzychewitt 30/Aug/15 Lead

Lead as one pitch. Lovely climbing, classic Tremadog

with John Norman, Alun
guy757 24/Aug/15 -
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead rpt
theotherpetehill 06/Aug/15 AltLd
chrisallan 06/Aug/15 AltLd β
Hidden 30/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
stevethomas 06/Jun/15 AltLd
with Heather
Hidden 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Great rock quality - excellent route and a ice surprise having walked in for cream du and found it busy.

with Matt G
Si ?/May/15 AltLd rpt

With Tom

Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
caradoc 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Quality VS. Previously 1/08/1999

with Matt H.
Denry 21/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lovely climbing, I led the second pitch.

with Karen AI
Hidden 19/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
foostu4 19/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/15 AltLd
Marq 27/Feb/15 AltLd O/S


jcw ??/2015 -
Harri777 ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Stephen T
BTphonehome 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
alanblyth 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got a bit lost trying to find tantalus/tarantula so ended up on this somehow. Did the climb in one huge pitch which was an incredible experience. Some really dodgy gear in the 2nd pitch which just made the whole thing more memorable. One of the best belays at the top of any route I've done in NW :) 3 stars

with Alan
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Andy Hardy 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
edmitchell 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
emmarowe 02/Mar/13 2nd
Sardien 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

P2 - lovely!

with Helena Robinson
Callum Anderson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Pero 29/Sep/12 Lead
smolders 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Somehow managed to miss the sloping stance. Didn't think I'd gone far enough, so carried on climbing. Firstly up the steep wall above the stance, then when this didn't seem right, downclimbed and went up the shallow groove and rib. Ended up doing it as one pitch.

mike lawrence? 04/Sep/12 AltLd

started up first pitch of sally but belay ledge was overgrown with gorse so finished up Mensor.

with Colin
erica 24/Jul/12 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
brolte 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick Pearson
Duncan Campbell 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, really nice. Climbing like a spazz lead to Jess asking whether I climbed differently on E4s... I do, honest!

with Jess
xusa 03/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Barry D 11/Mar/12 AltLd
with Derek & Dick
Robbo1 ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Ann S 23/Jul/11 2nd

Really nice little route.

with Adam
Adam1973 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
martrin 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
dan ely 24/Jun/11 2nd
with tony (army)
Different Steve 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Bry 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Dan
Barry D 11/Jun/11 Lead
with Trish
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Simon Cahill 05/Jun/11 AltLd β

Lead on 1st pitch, Second on 2nd pitch

with Lee Paskin
Anthony Dixon 05/Jun/11 AltLd
ayuplass 01/May/11 2nd
with Thea, jo
garywong 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/11 Lead
mr mills 20/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with pflip
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rog Wilko 05/Jun/10 Lead

Very nice route. If using the CC guidebook, make sure you don't go left of the first small overhang - it's the big black one they're referring to. Pitch 2 is no harder than the first, though very exposed.

with Debbie Wilkinson
MarkFoster ?/May/10 AltLd
SGD 18/Apr/10 AltLd

Led P2, great route again, lovely rock

with Jonny WMC
JRSB1991 ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/10 2nd O/S
chrisallan 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Carly 14/Oct/09 AltLd
with Richard
nickhoward 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd
Brendan 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Paul
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd
Noodles 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch. Really nice route but make sure you ab down as the descent is rubbish

Od 28/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Martyn "Noodles" Middleton
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Neil Metcalfe101 26/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Chapman
andrew300169 12/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

really good route, but make sure you ab!!

Owain Llewelyn 04/Jul/08 Lead
with Dad
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
3 Names ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
gareth scott borthwick 25/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

I led the 1st pitch, Heddwyn led the 2nd

with Heddwyn Fletcher, Luke McMullin
climbingpixie 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with James
Bob M 07/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
sdawson1 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

2 pitch

with swifty
steven 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Good sustained climbing in the drizzle.

with Simon Dawson
malc 25/Mar/07 2nd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
with ian andrews
mikelaing ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
five 03/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with JT
a_d_tru 27/Aug/06 AltLd

Led 1st pitch

with Alex
HeatherF 04/Aug/06 2nd
with Carwyn and Mark
a_simecek ?/Jun/06 2nd
with Andy Townsend, Alex Dyhouse
Dale ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with johny
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
leathers ??/2006 -
Hidden 18/Sep/05 AltLd
Rich A-Wilkes 29/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Carol joined us too

with Johnny Martin
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/04 AltLd
a_radiohead_fan ??/2004 -
James B 07/Sep/03 -
with Phil
Mike Turner 27/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Alex Rigg
Hidden 22/Feb/03 Lead
John Kettle ??/2003 AltLd
kjbix 02/Jul/01 AltLd
with Richard Beech
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walker, Martin Flint
rlrs ??/2001 AltLd
with Olly?
Derek Ryden 16/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
with Matty
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
csalvage 23/Apr/00 2nd O/S
with Mal Cameron
lost.arrow 01/Aug/99 AltLd
with Gill Heartly
EllieWoods 20/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
with Iestyn
Chris Ellis 25/Jul/98 AltLd

Louise led pitch two

with Louise Pellett
nickdonohue 14/Mar/98 AltLd
with Dave Chapman
iskra2000 30/Mar/97 AltLd
with Danuska Rycerz
Hammy 29/Mar/97 Lead
with Penny Excel
sdht ?/May/96 -
chris sm 16/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with Duncan McLay
Tim Bateman 14/May/95 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Apr/95 2nd
with Pete Hemmings
Hidden 29/Mar/95 Lead
Marti999 ?/May/94 AltLd
with john
Hidden 26/Mar/94 AltLd
nai ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Iain Thow 31/Aug/92 Lead
with Pram Singh
kennylind ??/1992 AltLd O/S
Julian Wedd ??/1992 2nd
with A. Brierley
Hidden 14/Dec/91 AltLd
tlr 24/Jul/91 AltLd
with Pom
John Roe ?/Sep/90 AltLd
with Nige Hughes
nigehughes ?/Sep/90 AltLd
with John Roe
OMSKB ?/Jul/90 Lead
Andy Say 09/Apr/90 Solo
andy gittins ??/1990 Lead
kev davies ??/1990 -
Tony Buckley ?/Feb/87 -
with Steve Byatt
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
biggianthead 05/Aug/84 -
with HT
TonyF ?/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with Ian Birkinshaw
Melok ??/1984 -
Melok ??/1984 -
Nigel Bond 13/Mar/82 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
Mike C 25/Sep/81 AltLd
with Chris Davis
mark-abz 24/Jan/81 2nd
with Jerry C
Ken Taylor 15/Aug/78 Lead
with Roger Wilson
Bolt Phobia 24/Apr/77 Lead
paul59 02/Apr/75 2nd
with Geoff Read
Hidden 15/Feb/75 AltLd
kjacks ??/1975 Lead
with Anthony Griffiths
granitbahn ??/1975 AltLd
jon 07/May/72 AltLd
with phil r
Martin Bennett 09/Jun/71 -
with JD
tapley 07/Apr/71 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
uphillnow ??/1970 -
mikej 10/Apr/67 Lead
with Jim Godbold
Hidden 28/Jan/67 Lead
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