Rockfax Description
10m. A slippery start leads to good jamming above. High in the grade and worth 4c in anything less than perfect conditions. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The slightly too wide crack. Big cams will help. Can live up to its name in less than perfect conditions.

Proably A. Austin and friends 1955

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, A "Dirty Dozen" More.

Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
mad1693 01/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Rafal Malczyk 28/May/17 Lead O/S
mr random 28/May/17 2nd
Katsmiff 28/May/17 2nd O/S

I liked this climb. Not just easy, requires technique.

with Bernie Sosin, Rafal Malczyk
rossunitt 28/May/17 Lead O/S
with Anna
johnjb 21/May/17 2nd O/S
with Kathryn, Harry
Kat132 21/May/17 2nd
with Harry M
mournesmtneer 13/May/17 2nd
Pevans 13/May/17 TR

Lead up to the second to last break, couldn't find the holds so had a top rope dropped down. Typically, found the needed hold almost immediately.

Hidden 13/May/17 Lead O/S
Jamie Brown 09/May/17 2nd O/S

It's really not my bag, baby.

with Mike Shaw
Rob Knowles 07/May/17 Lead O/S
with Louis
Hexman 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S

First lead of the year. Ran out of big gear for the top half so finishing was emotional. A small cam in a pocket gave some psychological protection though.

with Callum
Hidden 17/Apr/17 2nd
Wesley Orvis 22/Oct/16 Lead
Anti-faff 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S


with Mike
shaun hunt 22/Jun/16 -
Ste Ridd 22/Jun/16 Lead
markfairbank 15/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/16 -
Paul Figg 02/Jun/16 2nd
with David Teasdale
mikecollins 02/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Mike Sadler, danny
Hidden 24/May/16 2nd
vix 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Lorna, Ben
BenedictIEP 14/May/16 2nd O/S
bljp 04/May/16 2nd O/S
with Jake Dowell
OLGrady 09/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with L Lavell
John Higgs 26/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Wet, green and slippery. Perfect conditions.

tompilgrem 15/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Kazia, Mathew
williap 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Toby
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
jonnysims 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Simcock
Keith Swainson 26/Jul/14 Lead
with david stevens
David Stevens 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Keith
RuthC 24/Jul/14 Lead
jeddb 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
henry peter jenkins ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
FragOcon 13/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Simon Caldwell 26/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Pike 21/Jul/13 Lead β

Lead it on Matt's gear after he sent it. Threw in a chicken wing or two, fantastic route, worth two stars.

with Marc, Matt Wilkinson
mattwilk 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

All going well until I tried to step up but had foot jam wedging rope and couldn't move. Unfortunately took it as excuse to rest. Lost my bottle a bit on the top and got Mike to hand down another couple of cams to protect the finish. Great route, really varied, and satisfying top-out moves.

with Mark
oread 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Stickle Tarn ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
Charlie Staincliffe 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
charley 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Looks like a vdiff from the bottom but is actually harder then it looks. However such a fun route, got to practice knee jams, chicken wings and a few fist jams -really enjoyed it.

with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 10/Jun/13 TR rpt
valentinesbabe 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Still nice, really enjoyed it last time too.

Rob Davies 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Mowglee 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Ali
adywarner 08/May/13 2nd
jon59 07/May/13 Lead
alias dave 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
spragglerocks 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
Harry Holmes 28/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Casss, Oli Read
David Wynne 27/Jul/12 Lead
with Tony Womersley
Connorsgrandad 30/May/12 Lead β

Seconded this last year so had to lead it. Good climb.

with William Jackson
Pete Pozman 28/May/12 2nd
RockaJo 21/May/12 Lead O/S

When walking past this route thought: "that looks really easy! Why is it a VS??" so decided to climb it. It was harder than it looks!! Had to wholly rely on a fist / hand jam for the first time (no backup face holds etc). Pretty fluttery but brilliant route and absolutely chuffed to have done it!

with Pete Archer
kitkat78 01/Apr/12 2nd
with SteveM
SteveM 01/Apr/12 Lead
with Kat
valentinesbabe 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Good lead by Kev in less than perfect conditions

Tithe Technique 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Wizzy ??/2012 2nd O/S
a13x 01/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Paul S
a13x 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Paul S, Jessie Harris
simon kimber 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Max Harms, Hannah Hunt
elCapitano 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Looks VDiff from the ground. It isn't.

with Drew
Hanski ?/Jul/11 2nd
timcedwards 24/Jun/11 2nd
rockman 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonj 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with jim
kato'sdad 12/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/11 2nd
Connorsgrandad 25/May/11 2nd dog

Tried to lead this but got foot stuck. Tried second time but got to same place and couldn't get up, so came down and Bill lead it and I seconded it. When got to top enjoyed it.

with William Jackson
Hidden 16/May/11 TR O/S
pmordue 16/May/11 Lead O/S
Will_Maxwell 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ashley Pendlebury, Jonny Berman
Jack00 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Si Bulmer
josephgrimwade 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Remy Butler
pwilkie 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with nick ferro
nick ferro 06/Mar/11 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
philwont 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Claire and Andy
Hidden 04/Jul/10 -
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd
pebbles 25/Jun/10 2nd

did twice, once the conventional jamming way, the second time (folowing daves example) as a layback which works far better!

with james meredith, andy templeman
jadm2 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd
Jonny M 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 19/Jun/10 2nd
alexyoung 12/Jun/10 2nd rpt

Much harder than I remember

with Alisdair
mfisher 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with Brian
Adam1973 21/May/10 2nd rpt

Definately slippery in the rain!

David Wynne 21/May/10 Lead
David Wynne 19/May/10 2nd
with Katherine Jones, Steve Jones
Peter Holder 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam Bibby, Daz Graham
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
cjbaker 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb, good laybacking

bencole ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
Mark.One 14/Jan/10 TR O/S
Andy Graham ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Dan Liddy
adamwesthead 21/Aug/09 Lead β

Nailed it straight off. Good as backed off 4 years ago

with Forshaw
ElvisLeg 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Emotional top-out.

with Sarah Freeman
hoyle118 03/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 21/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Cat
cat22 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Jonny
ritid 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May/09 TR
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/09 -
al jackson ?/May/09 Lead
petellis 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S


jkarran 22/Apr/09 TR

Awkward mid section

with Pete, Jim
padski ??/2009 -
betamonkey 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Marcin Ostasz
Rich Thornton ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Wet & Dark Conditions

with Andy Roberts, James Harland
Claire S-J ?/Jul/08 Lead
JWB 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks.

with Gemma
babymoac 28/Jun/08 2nd
with Jon I
Hidden 17/Jun/08 2nd
DanT 14/Jun/08 2nd rpt

Rod somehow managed to end up laying horizontally in the final break

with Edward Moore
dazbarker 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Frank
FrankKeogh 07/May/08 2nd O/S

A bit harder than it first looks, Daz was allowed to huff & puff!!

with Daz
davebold2008 ?/May/08 TR
with Daz Barker
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ??/2008 -
with dickey
traceymay6 ??/2008 -
clive-greenwood ??/2008 2nd
Simon Perry 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckland
Hidden 27/Oct/07 2nd
duzinga 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S

save some big cams and hexes for the top bit.

with Pete
gilldando 16/Sep/07 2nd

in trainers...hmm

with Mike
ollyroberts 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Adam 'Buddy' Smith
monkeyjumper ?/Sep/07 Lead
Mattyk 28/Aug/07 Solo rpt

led this in the past. really nice climbing worth more than the single * . MVS in my book

Duncan Skelton 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Sooner forgotten, the better

with Stuart
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd
Pete Randall 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Duncan
mje1398 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John M
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
joe_alexander 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

used my large gear low down and couldn't get my number 9 hex to fit in the top crack, had to be so smooth...

with Emma
crazydaisy 08/Jul/07 2nd
gilldando 07/Jul/07 2nd

found this very hard going but fun

with Mike
mikekeswick 03/Jul/07 Lead O/S

where's the slippery bit??

with gill
beaumap ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Peter Camp
Bug 26/Jun/07 TR
Happyphil 26/Jun/07 TR O/S
Colin Matheson 26/Jun/07 2nd
with Dave Gugan
alexyoung 06/Jun/07 Lead
with Simon Thomson
GrahamPlant 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with Jamie Armatage
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Goose 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Not as simple as it seems, makes for a more triumphant finish.

with Paul
stevo smith 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Alexander, Chris Britton
Hidden 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Scott Anderson ??/2007 -
Hidden 20/Jul/06 Lead O/S
alicia 05/May/06 2nd
with Matt K
King Rat ??/2006 Lead
with A
Chris Sansum ??/2006 -
markalmack ??/2006 Lead O/S
Birdie ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Daz
lithos ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with dave epstein
adamwesthead 02/May/05 Lead dnf

Trashed level 1

with Tim
aaronthehippy ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Jasmine
Liam Martin 04/Sep/04 TR
Brown 05/Jul/04 Solo O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jul/04 Solo
DanT 15/May/04 2nd O/S

Paul's Lead

with Simon Ringrose, Paul Rowlands
joe king 15/May/04 Lead
with DanT
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead
Joe Noake ??/2004 Lead O/S
with David Noake
Marq 29/Dec/03 Lead O/S
with Tim Brogden
Hidden ?/Apr/03 TR
SteveM 28/Mar/03 Lead
with Bekhs
Chris the Tall ?/Mar/03 2nd
with Ian and Alan
Hidden 13/Oct/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S

a bit of an epic due to not having any gear left to protect the top half!

with Carmen
Hidden 16/Jul/01 Lead 12/Aug/00 Lead dog

Big problems, past last placement, no spider bashers left, saved from above by Craig

with Craig Smith
Hidden 14/May/00 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Bug ??/1998 Lead
with Robert
uphillnow 26/Aug/97 Lead
chrishedgehog 03/Nov/96 Lead O/S
with Dan Bailey
nickdonohue 19/Mar/95 Lead
tapley 06/Aug/94 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 2nd
SR1970 ?/Sep/93 Solo O/S
Tony Little 20/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
Martin Bennett 08/Sep/91 -
with MT
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/90 -
Hidden 20/Aug/89 Lead
Pete Pozman 29/Jan/89 2nd rpt
with Jack Rossindale, John Byrne
hazeysunshine ??/1985 Lead O/S
Andy Say 23/Oct/82 Solo
Hidden 07/May/77 2nd
beaumap ?/May/77 Lead
with Phil Revell
Hidden 13/Sep/75 Solo
Rob Davies 17/Nov/74 Lead

Presumably big boots worked well in a wide crack

with Paul Welford (ICMC)
mikej 05/May/71 Solo
Dave Musgrove 06/Oct/68 -
jcw 28/May/63 -
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