Rockfax Description
12m. A classic test-piece with a maddening move on it. Bridge the green groove awkwardly to the capstone where a good thread protects the taxing exit round the left edge of the boulder. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climbs the often green V corner to the roof with good gear. Step left and arrange a good thread runner to protect the crux exit.

FA Allan Austin. FFA Joe Smith, Joe Brown and Dennis Gray. Apr/1958

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

mad1693 01/Jun/17 2nd β
masa-alpin 26/Apr/17 2nd β

HVS and 5a? I'm willing to dispute albeit seconding. Bone dry conditions would make it easier, I suppose, though.

Anti-faff 26/Apr/17 Lead

Completely fluffed the exit. An utter shambles.

with Masa
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

loads of fun. faced every direction and used both knees on the top out

with Roisin
admackie 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with mark
bomtall 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Fucking hell, that top out!

with Daria
Hidden 06/Jul/16 -
mikecollins 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S
shaun hunt 22/Jun/16 Lead
Ste Ridd 22/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/15 2nd
Rachel Slater 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
williap 06/Jun/15 2nd dog

What a top out

with Toby
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
guisboro andy 29/Jul/14 -
with dave
jonnysims 29/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Laing, Dave Everett
Keith Swainson 26/Jul/14 Lead
with david stevens
David Stevens 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Keith
Calum Wadsworth 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pretty dry at the moment, good route sustained interest all the way up.

with Emma
kyaizawa 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Climbster 15/Mar/14 2nd β
with Luke
Bloke on a Rope 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Top climbing! Well protected an interesting all the way, especially at the top!

with Jake, Henry, Matt
FragOcon 13/Aug/13 Lead
Ed carrigan ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
oread 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S

first HVS onsight

Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
kirky_p 06/May/13 2nd
mark sadler ??/2013 Lead
with rob
David Bulley 05/May/12 2nd O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Lead O/S

very green and slippery. didnt manage to get the thread in at the top so protected the final move with cams.

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
a13x 01/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Shoulder collapsed due to awkward nature of route so fell off:(

with Paul S
simon kimber 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Max Harms, Hannah Hunt
elCapitano 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Drew
Hidden 02/Jul/11 -
Higher Primate 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hanski ?/Jul/11 2nd
ewan i 02/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Robin Warden 22/May/11 2nd
with rob weston
Anthony Dixon 04/May/11 Lead
Jack00 25/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Toproped years ago.

with Si Bulmer
Mr. K 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Bryn Wood
James Moyle 13/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Surprisingly good compared to what it looked like! Probably the most inelegant exit ever performed. On any route. Anywhere!

with Ben
jonny taylor 02/Apr/11 2nd

OK, found a more elegant if a bit insecure way of finishing it this time, with a rounded layback...

with James B
barney800 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Quality climb. Laced full of gear, had a bit of a struggle threading the capstone then almost fell off on the top out. Good times!

petebale2000 15/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Jim
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead
Jim Slater 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, move to exit isn't too bad.

gazbonutter 30/Jul/10 2nd dog

Climbed first half but miserably flailed up the rest squirming and panting with multiple falls much to Pete's delight

Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead
Chriswallis2 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
petellis 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jkarran 05/Jul/10 Lead

Surprisingly awkward to exit

with Pete
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
lithos 24/Jun/10 2nd
pebbles 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

faffed considerably trying to get a sling round the thread, getting quite pumped, only to find the actual move straightforward. So for me the crux was the gear faff!

with rob
riven 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Robinson
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
Andy Graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Anderson
David_Gledson 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

With Lucy

jonny taylor 21/Jul/09 Lead

Great puzzle of a route, but I took the wrong line at the top, got pumped out and had to rest on the sling. Gritstone topouts are not my forte, but is it actually possible to top out this route elegantly?

cat22 20/Jul/09 2nd
with Jonny
jonka ?/Jul/09 Lead
with sean
duzinga 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Jie
Graeme Hammond 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with adam
Adam1973 02/May/09 2nd rpt
with Graeme
padski ??/2009 -
Rob Davies 27/Sep/08 2nd

Awkward (i.e. hard) finish

with Phil Ashton
mikekeswick 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S

What a great route!!If it's dry do it!!Great gear all the way and the top out is much easier than it looks!!

with andy
IanJackson 27/Jun/08 Lead
with Peter
porridgefan 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dan
Dan 85 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Phil
davebold2008 ?/May/08 2nd
with Pete Davies
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd
betamonkey 06/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Finished in a blizzard

with Jonny Baker, Adam Burt
Adam1973 06/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Jonny
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
mje1398 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Hidden 16/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Andy Chubb 16/Aug/07 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Adam1973 23/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Joe Noake 23/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Adam Newton
Adam1973 20/May/07 2nd rpt
FrankW 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Joe
stevo smith 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Alexander, Chris Britton
Jack00 ??/2007 TR O/S
Scott Anderson ??/2007 -
Brown 21/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Beth
Mattyk 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
karly54 23/Jul/06 Lead
Colin Matheson 01/Jul/06 2nd

Very physical - pumped out

with Dave Gugan
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 24/Jun/06 Lead dog
with Rebecca
chrishedgehog 03/May/06 Lead O/S
with S. Mead
King Rat ??/2006 Lead
with A
jim robertson ??/2006 -
SteveM ??/2006 2nd
with Chris
tomhull ??/2006 -
lithos ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

great route, cleaner than it looks with a safe struggle at top!

vertical worm ??/2005 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jul/04 Solo
Monk ?/May/04 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Scottish78 16/Aug/02 Lead
with Fiona G
five ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with JT, PW
Hidden ??/2002 -
smudge 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
Shaw Brown 26/Jul/00 Lead
with cliff brown
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 2nd
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
uphillnow 26/Aug/97 Lead
tlr 03/Aug/96 Lead
with Kim and Pete D
leathers ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Simon Vallance
Hidden 26/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Tom V 30/Apr/95 -
Hidden 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
gareth_hull ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Richard Forrester
roncaves 04/Jun/94 Lead
with Ian Smith
SR1970 ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Okecroak 25/Jul/92 Lead
with N Smith
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Paul
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with Unsure
Martin Bennett 08/Sep/91 -
with MT
malc 25/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Sep/90 2nd
with David
Hidden 26/Sep/90 Lead
craig h ?/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Luke Steer
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
Steve Crowe 15/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 23/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 20/Aug/89 Lead
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
telemark ??/1982 2nd
with Jim Sutherland
Chris Ebbutt ??/1980 Lead
GeoffG 05/Nov/77 Lead
RichardMc 26/Jun/76 Lead O/S
with Don Hammond
Hidden 13/Sep/75 2nd
mikej 28/Aug/73 2nd
with John Bickerdike
Dave Musgrove 10/Jun/73 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 07/Jun/73 Lead
with Stewart Grant
rockofades ??/1972 Lead O/S
with LB
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
Dave Musgrove 10/Apr/68 -
Seymore Butt ??/1965 TR
with Jack
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