Rockfax Description
12m. After a tough start (5c?) follow pockets and slopers up to the break where a small thread (possibly also chipped?) and small cams protect the awkward (chipped) finish. Avoiding using the chipped hold, lest you be struck down, is nearer 5c. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start just right of holly tree. Use pockets and a useful pebble to a welcome ledge. First protection can be found, then move up easily to a small break (micro cam useful), then make steeper pleasant moves up to a small thread. All that remains is the awkward top out this can be done without the chip at 5c, 5b with.

Tony Barley, Chas Hird. Aug/1966

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Hidden 31/Oct/17 Lead G/U
Tom.Priestley 31/Oct/17 2nd O/S

Is that thread real? IDK, but Martin tested it, and it is good.

mskngch 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S
cem 30/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Masaki Noguchi
LMS 18/Jul/17 2nd

really pleased to get this clean.. tough but brilliant from start to finish, hard unprotected start would have scared me to death on lead!!.. nice one Christy!!

climberchristy 18/Jul/17 Lead rpt

I just love this route! Interesting throughout from bold, unprotected start to tricky top out. Really pleased for Lynn that she seconded it cleanly. Grit technique coming on a treat Lynn!

with LMS
Anti-faff 18/Apr/17 2nd
with Jas Wood
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Hidden 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 04/Jun/16 Lead RP

Seconded this before and needed a couple of goes on the start. Ended up harnessing up and racking up on the ledge after the start!!

lcullum7 04/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 09/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Rachel Antill
SarahConnor 26/Sep/15 2nd
with MNC
MNC 26/Sep/15 2nd
with Sarah, Rob
robertmichaellovell 26/Sep/15 Lead
with Sarah, Mark C
Mike Todd 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
The Reaper 30/May/15 Lead O/S

The small gear is just enough.

David_Gledson 18/May/15 Lead O/S

The chipped hold is a foothold! Gear is number 1 walnut, 00friend and 1friend, plus the thread. Awesome route, lovely moves, and the gears good enough.

with Alan
cpforbes 10/May/15 2nd RP
Gabe Oliver 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Great route and felt super cruisey which is always nice! Definitely worth the 3 stars

Climbster 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 26/Apr/15 2nd β

Loved this one must come back for the lead. Pretty sure the thread is only psychological protection, I wouldn't want to test it anyway!

with Matt
Teappleby 25/Mar/15 Lead

Really awesome route, a must do for a trip to Brimham.

Calum Wadsworth 25/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Start felt pretty bold, a good route non the less.

with Tom A
KristopherHall 07/Mar/15 Sent x
with Mark Challener
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 2nd
Jonathan Richardson 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jamie
oread 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd O/S
Jono_LS16 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/14 Lead RP
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
Nez ??/2014 -
James Oswald 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Tough route generally. A hard start (hard 5c) leads to a cool reach with reasonable gear. The thread is very small but I couldn't see the hairline crack described in the guide. I was too scared by the sloperiness to attempt the top elegantly. Scary! cool route

with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood
Graham Booth 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very sweaty today! Great route, thread is solid, don't believe the hype!

with Peri
pebbles 27/Jul/13 2nd

followed this twice today, the first time with graham the second with dave. tried bouldering out the bottom moves up to the point of standing in the pocket a few times before daves lead. maybe try up to the ledge the next time there with a few mats!

Wil Treasure 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Melissa
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Jul/13 Lead β
Malcolm Bass 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt

No idea when I first did this. But enjoyed it today.

with Adrian Mellor
Clevelandclimber 08/Jun/13 2nd

Great but would be a v scary lead!

with Malcolm Bass
climberchristy 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent! A really varied route from hard, bold start to big rest on big ledge to interesting middle and committing top-out. Brill!!

with Al
pebbles 01/Jun/13 2nd
bencole ?/Jun/13 Lead β

Got the beta so already new where the chip was.

PeteH 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 16/Apr/13 2nd O/S
James Oakes 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Good climbing, gear not very confidence inspiring!

braders94 06/Apr/13 2nd RP
Jack00 03/Apr/13 Solo rpt
with Edd Carrigan
Goose4 08/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Sam Marks 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Was expecting it to be much more sustained than it is and found the chipped hold pretty easily. Still the moves are great and once past the start feel pretty slabby.

Hidden 05/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Lead
Ian Broome 29/Sep/12 Lead β

Tricky and spooky. The gear is not that inspiring. Great moves. Did n't find the chip, the top out mantel felt hard.

petellis 29/Sep/12 2nd dnf

Belay was way left. Couldn't be arsed with the stress of the top-out like this on a multiple repeat.

with Broomy
GPN 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Good climbing. Unfortunately the cam slots are getting very worn. Couldn't find (didn't look for!) the chipped hold.

with Annette
petekeron 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Brock
lcullum7 20/May/12 2nd RP

Hard boulder problem start but not too difficult after that. Although the gear is sparse!

a13x 20/May/12 Lead rpt
with Luke Cullum, Ben Bowry, Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason
kyaizawa 20/May/12 2nd RP

Awesome route. Had to work the bouldery start once.. One to come back and lead!!

Matt Harle 20/May/12 Lead O/S
dancey1981 13/Feb/12 Lead RP
Ed carrigan 06/Jan/12 Lead
Matt Cooke 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
elCapitano 30/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Spent forever on the central moves before stripping out and traversing off. Still there for the onsight.

with Coatesy
Petarghh 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
a13x 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Jessie Harris, James Stokes
Wizzy 21/Sep/11 Lead β

First e2 back in the day! Classic route!

andysroom 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ali
robman 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead β
theotherpetehill 03/Jul/11 2nd

I did direct finish on top rope

with Andy Harper
JulesV 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
pebbles 19/Jun/11 2nd

dave cruised the lead

John Brayshaw 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Laura Justice, Dan
coombsy 08/May/11 Lead O/S

lovely climb in 3 parts. Boulder problem start, thoughtful middle and a lovely move to get the top. Really enjoyed this!

with John B
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jam
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd

Rest after starting sequence. Further two rests before attempting final mantle to top.

peppermill 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Diggler 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd dog
rosh3000 ??/2011 2nd
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead β
robman ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Steph
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
akhughes 25/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great pitch with good moves all the way but felt a bit spooky. Didn't find/use no chip.

with dad
MikeLeeds 19/Sep/10 Lead RP

Top roped it clean twice first, some very nice moves on it, found the chipped hold, it makes the top out an easy mantleshelf, at least that's what I thought!

clive-greenwood 18/Sep/10 TR O/S
clive-greenwood 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt

The chip is very easy to find naturally at the top if you go in the correct direction. Although unlike mike, i found using it to top out very awkward first time, still indispensible though, would not fancy palming over on a mantleshelf!

Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S


with Jim
Jim Slater 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
petellis 11/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Climbs really nicely when repeated. Still can't find the chip.

jkarran 11/Sep/10 Lead

Loads of really good climbing, spoiled only slightly by the ledge. No idea where the chipped hold is if it's supposed to be on top, there's a few candidates on-route though.

with Pete
AlistairB 25/Aug/10 Lead β

Lead on Pete's gear after he lead it, just a convenience thing as we both wanted to lead it. Brilliant little route, didn't see any sign of a chip at the top though so I guess I did the 5c way?!

petellis 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Couldn't see the chip...

with Alistair
PaulHermes 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Paul VCCC
pastep 08/Aug/10 TR

superb route... awfull top out.

Hidden 11/Jul/10 -
Kirk 02/Jul/10 TR dog

Hard start, and harrowing heel-hook topout. Tough middle section, too. And bold.

with Ian A
Dave Foster 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Best route I've done at Brimham. Top out was interesting. Didn't realise that was where the chipped hold was so involved a desperate pebble pulling beached whale horror show. Great climbing start to finish.

with Sandra
Phill Mitch 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

fantastic route,the gear is ok,just have a go its safe!

with mick
simon kimber 17/May/10 2nd
with Fabrizio Della Rossa
cobweb 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with martyn hopson
Hidden 12/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
AJ007 04/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Dan
dan gibson 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with AJ
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Mikey P
Peter Holder 08/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
dancey1981 ?/Mar/10 2nd
mattyork2 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Great day out with Johnny and Pete who turned up later. Good effort by jonny on desperation crack.

with Johnny Richard
petellis 30/Jan/10 2nd dog

Knackered and not warmed up after work. Couldn't work out the moves at the top and had to dry-hump the top-out.

with Jonothan Richard, mattyork2
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden 04/Sep/09 2nd
Alex Winter 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
peteJ23 16/Aug/09 TR RP
with Shunt
Christian Beck ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jadm2 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dave
pebbles 12/Jun/09 2nd rpt

daves lead

with dave alastair james
mike fenwick ?/May/09 Lead
with Pete Simpson, Matthew Gibbins
miastacey 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Peter Holder 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Rawlings
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/09 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/09 2nd O/S
CalumC 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 29/Nov/08 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/08 2nd dog
betamonkey 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Marcin Ostasz
Russell Lovett 24/Aug/08 TR O/S

clean but i had already done the start before as a boulder problem.

with andrew haigh
IanJackson 27/Jun/08 Lead
with Peter
Hidden 13/Jun/08 TR
betamonkey 20/May/08 Lead β
with Jonny Baker
pebbles 10/May/08 2nd
rob askew ?/May/08 Solo

had led ages ago

Jack00 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Such an amazing route!

with Shaun L
joe larner 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Didn't quite have the right size cam for the slot in the middle but made do with collection of reasonable gear.

with Jack
Shaw Brown 14/Oct/07 TR
with David Jones
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Classic little route, bit run out at the bottom and a cool exit move but enough gear to keep most happy.

with Rik
mje1398 28/Aug/07 2nd dog
with Matt K
Mattyk 28/Aug/07 Lead β

Having seconded ali on this a while back it went much easier than i remembered. Gear not bad at all (for my info only: a 'pink' went in well)

Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Boy 15/Apr/06 Solo

Date an approx guess

Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Rich Guest ?/May/04 Lead

Regretably seconded early in career. Led clean a year later. Excellent climb which is ruined by beta, so I won`t give any

Hidden ?/May/04 Lead
Daniel Armitage 15/Apr/04 Lead rpt
Brown 04/Apr/04 Lead
Joe Noake ??/2004 2nd RP
with David Noake
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd O/S
cem 27/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 16/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
chrishedgehog 28/Nov/01 Lead β
with John Lilly
malc 07/Oct/01 2nd
with CL
Paul Figg 07/Jul/01 Lead
Martin Bennett 29/May/00 -
with NickH
Hidden 01/Jan/00 Lead O/S
mugglewump ??/2000 Lead
with Bob A
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tmawer ??/1999 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 15/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Dave Taylor
PaulTanton 15/Mar/98 Lead O/S
innes 01/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with CJ
sadams 20/Sep/97 Lead
with Team Midlands
andrew300169 17/Aug/97 2nd O/S
with Pom
nai 17/Aug/97 Lead
with Cal
SR1970 ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
uphillnow 13/May/96 2nd
with Mark Gray
tlr 19/Nov/95 Lead
with Chris Harvey
PaulTanton 19/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Toby Briggs
PaulTanton 19/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/95 Lead O/S
Tom V 30/Apr/95 2nd
with John Ganley
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/95 Lead
NickJH ?/Aug/94 -
Dave Turnbull 17/Jul/94 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
rob.grafton 10/Aug/93 2nd
with Bruce
Mick King 29/Jul/93 2nd
with Simon Walsh
John Southworth 29/Jun/93 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 11/May/93 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark ?/Mar/93 Solo O/S
with Andy Perkins
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/92 TR
Andy Say 25/Aug/92 Solo G/U
alkira 13/Jul/92 -
with Mike Lates
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/92 -
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Andy Wild
WB ??/1992 -
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with Unsure
Roget 13/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
allmag 19/Aug/91 Lead O/S

Forget about gear - you might as well solo this - good value. Having a 'feeling bold' day helps but it's not E2 - E1 5b is on the button.

Hidden 07/Jul/91 Lead O/S
craig h 07/Jul/91 2nd
whispering nic 06/May/91 -
with noj
mik1miller ??/1991 Lead O/S
with luke steer, elliot blaylock
Steve Crowe 01/Dec/90 Solo
Dave Musgrove 01/Dec/90 Solo
with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster
Hidden 01/Sep/90 Lead
Chris Reid 17/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Apr/90 2nd
with David, Jim Worthington
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29/Apr/90 -
with Dad
Pete Pozman 24/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd
with Dad
Neil R 07/May/88 2nd
with Richard W
Rich Kirby ??/1988 2nd
duncan ??/1988 Lead O/S

Date approximate

Hidden 21/Oct/86 Lead O/S
nbotting ??/1985 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Neil McA 07/Oct/84 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/82 AltLd
Nic Robinson 04/Oct/80 Lead O/S
with Dave Oddy
Dave Musgrove 19/Sep/76 Lead
with Mike Butler
Hidden ??/1976 Lead
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