Rockfax Description
16m. The classic of the crag. Climb a groove then move rightwards to a ledge on the arete. Traverse the shelf (an ancient chipped hold, plus a huge cam and/or small wires might be of help) leftwards to the base of the left-trending groove. Balance up this to the top. A Direct Start is 6a and a finish up the arete on the right is a little harder and bolder than the original finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start just to the left of the arete on the left side of 'Lover's Leap'. Climb the short wall till you can step onto the arete, good wires protect. It is then possible to move left and up (chipped hold) to the fine open groove/ramp.Can also be finished by stepping right onto a rib and mantleshelf finish. One of Brimham's best known classics.

Brian Evans, Allan Austin. FRA 20/Mar/1955

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfall Northern England top 50, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

Hidden 19/Feb Lead
lazybones 18/Feb 2nd
olliemartin 29/Jan 2nd
with Will
tmawer 29/Jan Lead rpt

Needed a rescue to get off the wet, Slippy, mantleshelf right hand finish..... Less than ideal conditions.

with Cherry, steph
WGEvans 29/Jan Lead
with Ollie
admackie 23/Oct/16 Lead


sopaz 23/Oct/16 2nd
marconi 23/Oct/16 Lead
Ardo 23/Oct/16 Lead β

Supersport on Mark's gear.

with Mark
Kizzy 02/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Finished on top-rope after a random firework freaked me out on top-section... took my time with the bottom half too

Matt17 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andrena
cem 25/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with EeFu Thong, Oresti
EeFu 25/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
mark-abz 10/Sep/16 2nd
Dr Toph 10/Sep/16 Solo O/S
edwingeorge 05/Sep/16 Lead
Seb Wilkinson ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Struggled to find a lot of protection (a lot of flaring) - but beyond the first several meters found it much easier (just a lot of leaning into the rock)

iainsmccrea 31/Aug/16 TR O/S
OlderBoulderHolder 31/Aug/16 TR O/S


sheelba 30/Aug/16 Lead
with Naomi
jing 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil T
rd20 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Barney
BarnDawg 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Finlay Johnston 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Really nice trusting your feet is crucial

Wesley Orvis 06/Aug/16 Lead

tough route with very little protection in the upper half, felt pretty scary to me but was my first time on grit

Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd
elnombremike 30/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Tom
Anti-faff 30/Jul/16 Lead

Not sure what the fuss is about. Polished start with one tricky move then pretty straightforward, if slightly scary, stuff to the top. Plenty of small cam placements in upper half too.

Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Gordon W 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with ryan
topsyturvy 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Mike P
clarendon 16/Jul/16 2nd
with Tris
scottyp 16/Jul/16 2nd
with Joe north
Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
JRJones 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/16 2nd rpt
broganhume 26/Jun/16 2nd
with Dave Hosier
Ben Wadsworth 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
salix 09/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Recommended by Chet. Nice climb, but warm and muggy. Then it rained. Left hand finish as I wasn't sure I fancied the mantel.

Ste Ridd 08/Jun/16 2nd
shaun hunt 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
mikecollins 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with danny
oli2wd 04/Jun/16 2nd
lcullum7 04/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead rpt
emc110502 30/May/16 2nd
manmike 29/May/16 Lead
Paul Figg 27/May/16 Lead rpt
with David Teasdale
MarkAstley 24/May/16 Lead O/S

A joy

with Luke Smith
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd
PaulHermes 08/May/16 -
ebf 08/May/16 2nd

Paul S lead it. Thought about soloing it, but didn't in the end. May next time; only minor issue is the top of the second crack to the ledge/slab.

pastep 08/May/16 Lead
with ebf
Manix 04/May/16 2nd
Conor Nally 04/May/16 Lead
with Manix
Paul Figg 04/May/16 Solo rpt
bljp 04/May/16 2nd O/S
with Jake Dowell
vinspin 04/May/16 2nd O/S
with carl
nick ferro 30/Apr/16 2nd
with Oli Birkill, Sonam Norbu
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd
Henry Brett 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Good route, pretty scary, a size 5 camalot makes the hardest section much easier.

with Alex Burns
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 21/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Hidden 19/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Puma 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Rob Stone, Mike Shaw
lithos 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Puma
Hidden 09/Apr/16 TR β
Hidden 09/Apr/16 TR
Sam McCarthy 07/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Dad and Brother
Jus 03/Apr/16 Solo

Soloed for the umpteenth time. Such great route.

Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 2nd O/S
poigol5043 23/Feb/16 Lead
with Matt Elliott, Goodstuff
AC1 ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
Anti-faff 23/Dec/15 Lead dnf

Too hung over to speak, shouldn't have bothered really after Lovers Leap Chimney felt hard. Fool.

cragtyke 19/Oct/15 2nd
with Chris, Ross
Deezel65 19/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Mild but feels bold with poor gear

Hidden 19/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Joshcastril 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S
KieranFallows 04/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead β
gav 26/Sep/15 2nd β

Excellent interesting climbing for the first 2/3rds

with Jimbo
robertmichaeladams 26/Sep/15 2nd
with Sarah, Mark C
Jimbo C 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Lovely route. Best route of the day for us.

with Gav
MNC 26/Sep/15 Lead
with Rob, Sarah
dakidunn 13/Sep/15 2nd
mrowlings 13/Sep/15 Lead
topsyturvy 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Sciguy 13/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with tris, Mark
Droyd 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Marsden
David Chase 07/Sep/15 2nd
nick ferro 05/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Oli Birkill
Radical-G 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
martin one 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

heavy shower half way up

with Tony Ward
hannesD 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with neil, tony
Georgie25 16/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead
JenShelley 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Tony, George
Steve Andrews 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyable lead. Very run out after halfway. Some gear higher up but doubt it would have held. Thankfully the end is easy as there is so much rope out you'd be on the ground and that's a long way down! Hardest move 4b but feels a lot more scary! No polish mind

with Helen PArker
Hidden 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S
CharRowley 06/Aug/15 Lead
freemanTom 04/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Chris Coapes
guisboro andy 04/Aug/15 -
with dave
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug/15 2nd rpt

Dave's lead

with Dave W, Carmen
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/15 2nd
atom 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Awesome line, slightly bold in places

Jethro ?/Jul/15 2nd
Tony Roberts 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Adam Laver 23/Jun/15 TR O/S
with Hollie Prince, Tony Roberts, MartinJWood
MartinJWood 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 15/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Kazia, Mathew
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead
ju59 07/Jun/15 2nd
with Jez
gladys 30/May/15 2nd
rob.grafton 30/May/15 Lead
with becky
Pigpen 25/May/15 2nd
with Neil
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd
Abi Chard 23/May/15 Lead rpt
with Hilary
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/May/15 TR O/S
Simon Caldwell 20/May/15 2nd rpt

Peri's lead

with Peri, Carmen
Hidden 20/May/15 2nd
pebbles 20/May/15 Lead
with carmen
David_Gledson 18/May/15 2nd rpt
with Alan
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead O/S
David Wynne 15/May/15 Lead
with Tony Womersley
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead O/S
paulh.0776 13/May/15 TR

just a tad above my grade for a lead, so top roped it and will return and lead it!....

with peter
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead O/S
davebrox 12/May/15 Lead O/S
with Lee
MikeDowsett 11/May/15 2nd
DaveB61 11/May/15 Lead
cpforbes 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Wayne S 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Dale
D Berry 10/May/15 2nd β

What a difference the end of the rope you are on makes! Plenty of delicate goodness once the first couple of moves are in the bag.

with Wayne S
mrowlings 04/May/15 TR
Ashers ?/May/15 Lead O/S

Led this with Matt D seconding. Slow and steady did it. Plenty of spots to rest, but gear placement needs a good bit of imagination at times, which I lacked.

Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Cake 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Matt
Jim Slater 19/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Maia
Neal Jobling 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tracy
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/15 2nd
K Farrell 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 11/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Jmpollard 08/Apr/15 Lead
Teappleby 25/Mar/15 Lead

harder than I'd expected for my warm up!

Sarahshort246 15/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 21/Feb/15 2nd
Gabe Oliver 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
mrowlings 25/Jan/15 TR
Hidden ??/2015 -
spragglerocks 31/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Matthew
Mike Hood 09/Nov/14 Lead
with Cora
williap 01/Nov/14 Lead
with Oli C
Hidden 13/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/14 TR O/S
liam jay 09/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd
BnB 04/Oct/14 -
Dave Rumney ?/Oct/14 Lead
with Tanya Milner
Alex Hallam 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Quite scary for VS, 'small' nut slots worn.

djones66 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S

A littel bit disappointing, given the big write-ups/ Start is a bit shiny and bold, but the top half is too easy to be very interesting (good protection on top half, too).

with Stve mc D
rustaldo 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Al_Matheson 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 26/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Beautiful afternoon for a classic.

with John Byrne Pete Crosby
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 22/Sep/14 Solo rpt
ericinbristol 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Classic. Technical, balancy and a bit run out in places.

with Tim H
TobyA 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Rather easy climbing for 4c but somehow still vaguely terrifying to lead.

with unseconded
Paul Figg 10/Sep/14 Solo
Mike Todd 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ratfeeder 02/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Karl
Stuykey01 ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jeddb 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with ah
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd rpt
CragDog 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
thetradlad 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Took a while to figure out how to do the mantel/rockover onto the bulge half way. Easier once I took the gear out and found an essential undercut! Mostly enjoyable.

TheSingularity 08/Aug/14 TR O/S
Andysomething 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Managed to hold it together on the traverse left. Bolder than I remember from 6(!) years ago

with Bruce Perry, Norman Bennett
Hidden 29/Jul/14 2nd dog
David Stevens 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Keith
Nevil 25/Jul/14 2nd
with Mike
Alex the Alex 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S

The least enjoyable of the VS's we did. May be more absorbing on lead.

Robin Woodward 20/Jul/14 Lead

Thought this was a pretty forgettable climb. The slightly awkward move across before the slab section seemed to part two varied but not overly interesting sections of crack then slab. My grit inexperience lead me to be a bit nervous on the very easy but slightly run-out upper section.

with Alex
Wizzy 07/Jul/14 Solo rpt

Felt great to solo, apart from the mid height bulge that is!

Stickle Tarn 07/Jul/14 Solo β
tanssop 30/Jun/14 2nd
with Andy
mcb 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
Olli-C 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Chris Waddle
spragglerocks 25/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 25/Jun/14 2nd
joe_lancs 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
andy mcc 13/Jun/14 2nd

James led

Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mikestr555 31/May/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
Shaw Brown 26/May/14 Lead

Never tire of doing this route.

phillipjohnson 21/May/14 Lead
sarah hawker 21/May/14 Lead dog
with Dave SB
davesb 21/May/14 2nd
Rachel Slater 20/May/14 2nd O/S
RobEdwards 17/May/14 TR
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
redshapedfriday 15/May/14 Lead β
with Mike Watling
DGY 10/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Barbara & Graham
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Ade7 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Sam C
1poundSOCKS 15/Apr/14 2nd rpt
bobpilgrem 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Matthew
MJS ?/Apr/14 Lead
oread 30/Mar/14 Lead

had previously seconded with rich.

Olli-C 23/Mar/14 Lead β

Lead on Tom's gear, brilliant route.

Luke Brooks 17/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Delyth
mwat 11/Mar/14 Lead
rich_hw 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
pebbles 01/Mar/14 2nd
with stu bolton
Tom_Shill ?/Mar/14 Lead
with Olli
Hidden 16/Feb/14 2nd
Jonathan Richardson 16/Feb/14 Lead
with Dan, Nat, Sarah Johnson
wnlwy 16/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 11/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Nez ??/2014 -
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 26/Dec/13 Lead rpt
with Soren
Hidden 02/Nov/13 Lead O/S
FragOcon 30/Oct/13 Lead
andrew300169 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Nice to finally climb it having walked under it dozens of times

with Pom, Judy
andrew300169 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Nice to finally climb it having walked under it dozens of times

with Pom, Judy
nai 06/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with Cal
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
ladymuck 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo O/S
jimorothy 27/Sep/13 Lead

Enjoyed. More gear than anticipated.

with Rory McKeating, Rachel Crolla
BnB 25/Sep/13 -
Hidden 25/Sep/13 Lead
Chris wilson 23/Sep/13 2nd
with Michael C, Cedric
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
Mr. K 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
James Oswald 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Cool. Okayish gear and some cool runouts.

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/13 2nd
Keith Swainson 31/Aug/13 Lead
pastep 25/Aug/13 Lead
with Ali
AnnekaW 25/Aug/13 2nd
with Stew
londonoring 23/Aug/13 2nd

Rhys led

weekendwarrior92 23/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/13 TR
BnB 18/Aug/13 -
AvaWilsonHope 16/Aug/13 TR
with mark dunn
dakidunn 16/Aug/13 TR
with Ava Hope, Katy Hope, Ian Hope
IanHope 16/Aug/13 TR dog
katyhope 16/Aug/13 TR dog
runwildjohn 16/Aug/13 TR

Self belay

Pike 04/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Still need lead this, great route, even on second

ebf 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Woody
mattwilk 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Amazing route, satisfying moves and surprising feeling of exposure. Pretty well protected until last 3 or 4 metres. Took a while to psyche up for top with approaching rain but got stuck in, well worth it. Feel like the head's improving finally!

with Mike
Puma 01/Aug/13 2nd

Twice in two days! Having been part of the team that goaded, opps, I mean persuaded, Carmen into leading this route I felt I should also second it. A good lead by Carmen.

with Carmen, Simon C
Simon Caldwell 01/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Carmen's lead. Just as hard to get off the ground, but the rest was harder than I remember!

Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead
Jamie Brown 30/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Still found it hard, probably just not my type of route.

Puma 30/Jul/13 Lead

Awesome, gear a little sparse but there when you need it.

with Donal, Jamie Brown
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
pebbles 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt

as graham hadnt done this before

Matt1234 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
cragtyke 07/Jul/13 2nd
with john g
Stickle Tarn ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
SteveM 30/Jun/13 2nd
with Rachael
spragglerocks 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Steve M
Chris Reid 30/Jun/13 Solo
Chris Reid 30/Jun/13 Solo
DinoGator 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Claire Andrew
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
Charlie Staincliffe 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
rob.grafton 04/Jun/13 -
with Martin Smith, Jim
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Felix Wrigley, James Ritchie
fooforever 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MD 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Jo
Lunar25 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
Happy Wanderer 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Lovely route worth its stars.

with Mike D
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead
noah ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Hidden 26/May/13 TR β
Andrew23 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dominic Arnold
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
RossT 25/May/13 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
crispycodd 05/May/13 2nd rpt

Worth doing again.

Dptidman 05/May/13 Lead rpt

An amazing route, with great climbing.

kato'sdad 02/May/13 Lead
Hidden 02/May/13 2nd
Bob M 30/Apr/13 Lead

Lived up to expectations. Tough start, then typical gritstone balance climbing with a couple of bold sections.

with Chris Bristow
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead
lanky and weak 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Katie
David Wynne 26/Apr/13 2nd
with Chris Vernon
kmaxwell 26/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
Joel_e 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

First VS lead. Very bare not many protection places.

Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead
Charlie Zephyr Booth 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with martin broadhurst
ramsy71 13/Apr/13 2nd
with k, Neil Machon
valentinesbabe 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S

What a great climb...nice interesting moves. Rock was in great condition. Hardest bits for me were getting Charley's gear out (lanky so-and-so), the mantle onto the top, then lowering onto the blocks for the descent!

Tithe Technique 07/Apr/13 TR O/S
charley 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Ange, Kev
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
James Oakes 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
braders94 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
matthewlyen 02/Apr/13 TR O/S
eds92 02/Apr/13 TR
vreeves 02/Apr/13 TR
Alpenglow 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Climbster 30/Mar/13 2nd rpt
with Ian
GAshby 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Bloke on a Rope 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Nice climbing with just enough gear to make it a bit tastey!

with Matt
ralphio 04/Mar/13 2nd

Tricky mantleshelf-type move half way up. Not a huge amount of gear but easy chipped holds 2nd half of climb

with Maumau
Hidden 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
ruairidhwad ?/Mar/13 Lead
with Greg Ashby, Malibu Dan
jasonpm ??/2013 -
sgl0jd ??/2013 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Ashers ??/2013 -
soapgut ??/2013 -
HVSJames ??/2013 2nd O/S

took the hard finish

neilh ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/12 TR O/S
mikestr555 01/Nov/12 -
climbingpixie 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Easy, thought-provoking and just well protected enough.

with Andy
Matthew Ferrier 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Good introduction to the crag.

kyaizawa 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with James Thompson, Bex Waring
Hidden 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead
embob 06/Oct/12 Lead

Really compelling route, climbs almost as well as it looks. Nice, delicate moves, and easier than appearances first suggest. Loved the upper groove.

with Alex
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
ed.burton ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dominic lee 22/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 18/Sep/12 TR
Hidden 14/Sep/12 2nd
Matt Cooke 14/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Luke Dyer
rgd1977 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Oli Greg 28/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd rpt
cookacat 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with huw
jonny taylor 23/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with James
Jimmy O 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 TR
petekeron 16/Aug/12 2nd β
with Steve Brock
crispycodd 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Thinker01 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 02/Aug/12 2nd
Jenni Myers 01/Aug/12 TR O/S
Ad Shaw ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Bridget Large
MartinJWood 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Missed gear placement about half way then climbed boldly. Lesson - if you can place it then do it!

with Katy Banner
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
timbo58 19/Jul/12 Lead

thin on protection!! but very rewarding

rob16 15/Jul/12 Lead
a13x 12/Jul/12 Solo rpt
Dave McKechnie 20/Jun/12 2nd O/S
tsjx 20/Jun/12 Lead
alijam42 20/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd
hamishjoe 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
SPD224 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Max Clarke 05/Jun/12 -
jasonpm 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Dafydd Llywelyn 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with Kate Pritchard, Clare Wigley, Halla Parkin
betamonkey 30/May/12 Lead rpt
Andrew Wilson 30/May/12 2nd
Dino Dave 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
daveagriff 26/May/12 Lead
with Dan Fisher
eburki1 25/May/12 Lead dnf
lcullum7 20/May/12 2nd O/S

Traverse is a little thin, and finding the hidden holds make it easier. Good but didn't think it lived up to expectations

kyaizawa 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Very nice line, although finding some of the good holds is tricky.

freemanTom 13/May/12 Lead rpt
with Dave Everitt CMC
petekeron 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 13/May/12 Lead O/S
David Bulley 05/May/12 Lead O/S
payney1973 ?/May/12 Lead G/U
a13x 30/Apr/12 Solo rpt

Much better on the solo than the lead. Really felt comming but so worthwhile!

Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
1poundSOCKS 06/Apr/12 Lead β
Diggler 31/Mar/12 2nd β
RCrockford 31/Mar/12 2nd

Direct Finish

with Ste M
jeffb 31/Mar/12 2nd
with richard, diggler, stemill
stemill 31/Mar/12 Lead
with Richard
Calum Wadsworth 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh Wadsworth, Emma
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
yarbles 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Jo
Blackthorn 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Ollie
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Ceridwen 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andy J, Momber
andy jennings 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/12 2nd
Sam Marks 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S

A fantastic climb! A little tricky in a few places and the top out was damp and quite amusing!

Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
alan moore ??/2012 -

Nice and bold.

robertmctague ??/2012 Solo

Been wanting to solo this for ages, went fairly smoothly.

Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
The Biochemist ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
mikekeswick ??/2012 -
Martyn Nicholson ??/2012 -
oread ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dhonny_Jaws 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
ChrisBrooke 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
elCapitano 30/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
JonathanJones 19/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with JoeT
Jimmy1976 16/Oct/11 Lead β

Lead this for the second time, this time did the step left into the groove (crux?) without pulling on gear. Got a small cam jammed higher up and Tony Mar climb up next and got it out. Nice end to the day!

with Simon
Simonj 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ed.burton 16/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Henry Häkkinen
fall-line 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with John Ware
nic42 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with dru
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
benchwarmer 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with andy
robertmichaeladams 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Aaron, Bethan
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/11 2nd
Pike 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Felt pretty bold in the scoop despite being on the second, high winds probably didn't help. I certainly had my heart in my mouth for a good few minutes.

darlolad 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
jac.c123 29/Aug/11 2nd
with Alister, andyc123
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead
hotfeet 27/Aug/11 2nd
with Ant
Tanya Savage 27/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Going nervously but well, got to corner above traverse and mantelshelf and heavens opened. neil tied me off at bottom, rigged a rope from top and lowered me down while his helmet and rockboots went for a swim.

SteveM 22/Aug/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Matt Poole 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Simnel 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Tony S
Anthony1 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John L
Bry 21/Aug/11 Lead β
with Caroline, Kat
Katya 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Bryony
Didymus 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
willbatho 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
pebbles 03/Aug/11 Lead rpt

a little greasy after recent rain

with roy
Mike Turner 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jake Davieson, Connor Davieson, Abigail Turner
Nickster 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Connorsgrandad 27/Jul/11 2nd
UnkArl 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
lithos 25/Jul/11 Lead
Jamie Brown 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Kev, Rob Stone
dkd 14/Jul/11 Lead
with Peter S
Steve Lenartowicz 09/Jul/11 -
theotherpetehill 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with Andy Harper
Hidden 02/Jul/11 -
chris_B 26/Jun/11 Lead
louby 26/Jun/11 2nd
rockman 22/Jun/11 Lead β

Super climb. Lots of beta from agw.

timcedwards 22/Jun/11 2nd
freemanTom 21/Jun/11 2nd

Odd route, good but odd.

with Dave Everitt CMC
vix 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, good moves, fantastic location

with Danjay, Liam, Chuck
Liam_Peoples 16/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Vicky
Marcus B 11/Jun/11 2nd
Pete Scott 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

gave me the willys! found a nice spot for a 1.5 cam instead of a big one.

Nickster 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 15/May/11 2nd rpt
with Chris Vernon, Shirley
Michael Whitley 13/May/11 2nd


with Lee Simpson
Ed carrigan 10/May/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 08/May/11 -
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 -
Hidden 08/May/11 -
munch88 04/May/11 2nd β
succa89 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with munch88
Hexman 02/May/11 2nd
with Crothman, Rich I
Bisteris 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Alihandro, Rhys Jenkins
Hidden 02/May/11 Solo rpt
Motchy1 02/May/11 2nd
with Rich, Rhyse Jenkins
Russell Lovett 01/May/11 2nd rpt
with gede gibons and alan taylor
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
decs 01/May/11 2nd
with Sam
sgl 01/May/11 Lead
with duncan
llamaglama 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jam
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ashley Pendlebury, Jonny Berman
joem 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
coombsy 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Loved this. Great line, lovely moves. Gear doesn't seem great on first aquaintance but you're never required to place it from pumpy positions so it's a pleasure to hang around, dither, explore all the options and discover there's always something pretty bomber close-by. I thought this was well worth the 3 stars. Birds singing, a beautiful early summer evening and doing it with your big bro may admittedly effect star rating opinions.

with B.Coombs
victim of mathematics 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Very good.

with J-Ro
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
cosreba 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adam06 16/Apr/11 2nd
simonward 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
y2keable 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
scottie390 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Connorsgrandad 06/Apr/11 2nd β

Bit windy on this climb. Bit scary moment traversing arrete, wind trying to blow me off.

with William Jackson
jonny taylor 02/Apr/11 2nd
with James B
barney800 02/Apr/11 Lead rpt

A relaxing end to the day. Consistently excellent climbing and adequate gear.

tom heaney ?/Apr/11 -
with jayson keable
Haighy 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Only one wire in the bottom section, couldnt be bothered finding any other protection in the top part so took it nice and steady! Awesome climb!

Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
Spence22 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy, Shawm, Charlie, Wil, Jon
j_turner023 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Mitch1990 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jimbo_28 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead
peppermill 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
petegunn 23/Jan/11 Lead
with Davina & Matt
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/11 2nd rpt
jon59 ??/2011 -
povrs50 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Neil Henson ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
Tom Tindale ??/2011 -
robertmctague ??/2011 Lead
yatess79 ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Paul Harris
Jonathan Hall 20/Nov/10 Lead

Kinda scary when really green.

disturbed_one51 20/Nov/10 2nd

Scary when not in condition e.g. its raining

with Wee man
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
a13x 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Climbing relatively easy but gear not as good as I was expecting. Also defo not a 3* route, nothing wrong with it just there are much better climbs out there!

ARKY 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Thoroughly enjoyable climb

Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
Hammy 09/Oct/10 TR


with Rick van Opstal
Hidden 07/Oct/10 2nd
esther ?/Oct/10 Lead
matt.jj 29/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Not sure why it's in the rockfax top 50 as it is quite dull. Maybe good if it is at the top of your grade but I found the lower scoring cracks on cracked butress much better. The last section is short on gear which raises the eyebrow a little.

andy mcc 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Arifa Chakera
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/10 2nd rpt

Also 2nded with Richard 09/Mar/14.

with Jim
Jim Slater 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
chrisallan 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
sten 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin
AlistairB 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
petellis 25/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Alistair
Richie Rich 21/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Martin Haworth, Tony H
Martin Haworth 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tony
jackappleby 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
RuthC 11/Aug/10 2nd
with Alain
Abu777 18/Jul/10 TR O/S

Top-roped due to wet conditions. Wouldn't have fancied the lead though - some tough moves with minimal gear.

with Danny Blakey
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead
Andy Hudson 11/Jul/10 2nd
with Rob M
Hidden 11/Jul/10 -
Steven Andrews 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mindy
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Mattyk 20/Jun/10 Solo rpt

Still brilliant!

with on my own
jadm2 20/Jun/10 2nd rpt
fionaholt 19/Jun/10 2nd
with jonny
riven 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Matt Robinson
Jonny M 19/Jun/10 Lead β
with Andre Knirsch
scallan022 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
scottie390 16/Jun/10 2nd
jak.kelly 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
Peter Howlett 07/Jun/10 TR O/S
Brendan 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Guide said it was well protected...

with Mikey and Paul
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Tez29 26/May/10 Lead O/S

Lovely, exposed, sparsely protected route.

with Ivan
the_keef 24/May/10 TR O/S
with Steve B
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
tinab 09/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 03/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb with a long run out.

with David Edmondson
PeteH 02/May/10 2nd O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd rpt
odox 11/Apr/10 2nd
with Sam Webster, Tom Pitchforth
LiL Saz 04/Apr/10 2nd
Danny Crump 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
AJ007 02/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd dog
Tamati ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 28/Mar/10 Lead β

Led after Gav's lead with maxi gear beta which I got completely wrong.

with Gav
Hidden 21/Mar/10 -
Ewan Russell 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
ferdia 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Clare Muir
Hidden 16/Mar/10 2nd rpt
gingergeorge 14/Mar/10 Lead
with Dave Boococck
joshen ?/Mar/10 Lead rpt
bencole ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
simon kimber 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
dancey1981 ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 31/Jan/10 2nd

A little bold I thought. Classic?

with Johnny Richard
RossG ??/2010 -
Sean Evans ??/2010 Lead rpt
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
Andy Graham ??/2010 -
ritid 18/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with ian truscott
jack89 26/Oct/09 TR O/S
BorisVBlade 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Leon, Neil Dowse
andrew sandercock 05/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with robert sandercock
buddha1369 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Simon W (OB)
Tanya Savage 26/Sep/09 2nd

Awkward start, but lovely after that.

Neil Pacey 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
markhill371 21/Sep/09 TR

RLT Course

Alex Winter 04/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/09 2nd
Duncan Skelton 29/Aug/09 Lead β
with Jason Parker
manwithacam 29/Aug/09 Lead

A bit of a run out further up

with Sarah
jkarran 25/Aug/09 Lead

Enough placements to protect well but they're eroding badly, interesting climbing.

with Team
petellis 25/Aug/09 2nd rpt

Felt pretty nails for VS despite having led it in the past.

David Wynne 25/Aug/09 2nd
with Chris Vernon
James_D 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Esther
markfairbank 19/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Sandra Lee
johnjb 19/Aug/09 2nd rpt

Hard move to get off the ground. Failed first time but got up on the arete on repeat attempt. Tricky traversing across. Temptation is to hang onto finger hold but need to let go to make progress. Shuffle feet along ledge and get onto bump. Extra height allows forearm mantleshelving along sloping ledge.

with Martin Kitson
gilbert 17/Aug/09 TR O/S

lovely line, top 50 climb in ROCKFAX n England guide

with luke spiers
Reaver2k 13/Aug/09 Lead

A classic, and certainly not basic at its grade. The first few moves which are unprotected are probably the hardest, a off balance sequence. Then up to the big break with good gear. Managed to slide in a RP5 as far as I could reach out left which appeared pretty solid but the traverse isnt as hard as it looks despite being on small dishes in the break. It's the top that spooked me a bit, you have to make a sort of 4b move with gear below your feet and then continue up easily. Nice climb.

matthewjames 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Lisaaa 13/Aug/09 Lead
with Mike Watson
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 08/Aug/09 2nd

41 years after I first did it!

with Mark Binney
iccy 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Aidan
just wanna climb 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with David Yates
Noelle 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Got the moves down: now need to lead this.

Andy Hudson 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Alan
John Brayshaw 19/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 19/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with John
ekaterina sigida 10/Jul/09 2nd

very good climb. high, technical. reachy top for me and quite slopy as far as i can remember

with Lewis Vaughan
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead
Christian Beck ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
andrewineichen 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with david bold 3csm
jimborayner 24/Jun/09 TR O/S

Gave blood from elbows

with Rowan orton
robman 20/Jun/09 Lead

the gear was somewhat interesting in places, would love to see someone do this as there first ever VS hahaha!

with stu
Hidden 15/Jun/09 TR O/S
Rampikino 13/Jun/09 2nd
with Cat
jadm2 12/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Lead
JonathanJones 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Very good route, solid hex a few meters up otherwise my two cams fell out, didn't really have the right sizes.. so basicly a solo!

with Joe
riven 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
rhino_bill 01/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Ian Tate
jonka ?/Jun/09 2nd
with sean
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
stevepotter 30/May/09 2nd
with steve taylor
v man 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Kat
Nibs 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with JLS and Gavin
JLS 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Gavin R. & Mike B.
rowanorton 13/May/09 TR O/S
dazbarker 13/May/09 Lead rpt
zebster 11/May/09 2nd O/S
with Rick, Adam
adamwesthead 10/May/09 Lead rpt

trashed level 1 Zeb TR

with Forshaw
Hidden 03/May/09 2nd
Chris Lyon 03/May/09 Lead O/S

run out but easy finish, friend 0.5 is the only gear on the top half.

with Dave F
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Adam1973 02/May/09 2nd rpt
with Graeme
GrandmaOfShoes 02/May/09 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 02/May/09 Lead O/S

no where near as good as the hype 2**??

with adam
miastacey 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Sari, Louise Kennedy
Lou Kennedy 16/Apr/09 Lead
alexrafferty1986 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mitch Lawson
David_Gledson 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
timmsy 08/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
CalumC 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead
nathanmanc 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Cannon
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
scullymammoth 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Walker
Booey 01/Feb/09 TR O/S

Top-rope due to snow and cold.

al jackson ?/Feb/09 Lead
KragKing ??/2009 Lead
Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
Fitzy ??/2009 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
jason 29/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with manmike
Adam1973 07/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with jonka
stukent 16/Nov/08 2nd
Woodiee 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S

bold in places, but such a good position! thats probably what makes it a classic

Hidden 15/Nov/08 2nd O/S
chiverstom 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Max
Browny 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
matsavage 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 -
Hidden 17/Sep/08 2nd dog
jonny taylor 17/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Chris S
alberttcone 17/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Chris S, Jonny T
Andysomething 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
Em66 10/Sep/08 Lead
with Vicky
Sutty22 08/Sep/08 TR
with Rich (RLT)
Rich Clague ?/Sep/08 TR
jadm2 30/Aug/08 TR
betamonkey 30/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Marcin Ostasz
harryt 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Gary
garywong 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Andy Hudson 23/Aug/08 Lead
with Tony & Janet
Lumbering Oaf 17/Aug/08 2nd β
Batt 17/Aug/08 Lead β
Hoyes 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Matt B
Fat Tim 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
scott mayled 03/Aug/08 -
Joe Noake 02/Aug/08 2nd

felt more nervous seconded this than i did when i lead it...

Ed Throp 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with joe noake
andrewsoutham ?/Aug/08 Lead
davebold2008 ?/Aug/08 Lead

long unprotected climb towards the end

with Daz Barker
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Simonj 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Mattyk 22/Jul/08 Solo

Thought I'd soloed before don't think i had. thought provoking but great!!

with Natasha
tash 22/Jul/08 Lead β
with Matty K
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
markfairbank 18/Jul/08 Lead β
with Mick D
Hidden 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
gb83 02/Jul/08 TR O/S
tugboy ?/Jul/08 TR O/S
with Adam Adamson
Adam1973 29/Jun/08 Lead rpt
jlury 29/Jun/08 2nd
with Adam
Jimmy1976 28/Jun/08 Lead
with Gordon
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead
andyhutch77 28/Jun/08 Lead
with Marc Tomlinson
Mattyk 22/Jun/08 Lead rpt

Of my many ascents of this - this was the most gripping in gail force winds, each move had to be timed precisely and even belaying on top was a missin as the wind wanted to blow me backwards i had to griip the rock for dear life.

with Will and Tonya
Adam1973 15/Jun/08 2nd rpt
DanT 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

My first VS Lead

with James Moore
dougiestein 11/Jun/08 Lead
dazbarker 11/Jun/08 2nd β
jadm2 11/Jun/08 TR β

Lead the difficult bits and then downclimbed due to the total absence of gear. Did if on a top rope afterwards.

with Helen
pebbles 10/Jun/08 Lead rpt

The first time I'v led this, so big grin. Being shortish I found it a little hard to reach the protection for the traverse - was teetering on tiptoes. agree this should really be p2.

with andy templeman, dave shield
Claire S-J ?/Jun/08 Lead
Rich Thornton ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
21dono 25/May/08 2nd O/S
with stuart graham
Vikki Bassek 20/May/08 TR O/S
with Barry
jugglingeek 18/May/08 2nd O/S

Some technical moves but nothing too taxing. I suspect leading it with all that crap gear below longish run-outs is quite thrilling. Thought about the direct finish but couldn't commit to the top-out so I escaped to the ramp

with will
heather.deane 14/May/08 2nd O/S
with Andy
Col Allott 12/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alexandra Sturrock
John Brayshaw 23/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 23/Apr/08 2nd
with John
pebbles 22/Apr/08 2nd

umpteenth repeat second - must lead the thing soon!

with alan walmsley
MDowson 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S

felt bold for vs, first route proper route in months so maybe i was just being wet! small gear at half height is not confidence inspiring!

with jim stanton
Si dH 12/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Felt quite tough for a move or two. Fingers cold though.

with Neil Furniss
matt thornton 12/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with dan
Andy DB 09/Apr/08 2nd
with Rushy
Hidden 09/Apr/08 TR
Adam1973 06/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Jonny
betamonkey 06/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Jonny Baker, Adam Burt
liamoloughlin ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
PenJD 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Simon Palmer
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Lead dog
betamonkey 07/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Adam1973 02/Mar/08 2nd rpt
barney800 ?/Mar/08 2nd
Sarah R 15/Feb/08 2nd
with Greg Grace
joe larner 13/Feb/08 -

Didn't have any small friends,small wires seemed ok. But lovely climbing.

Jack00 13/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with JoeL 90
duzinga 09/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with Rob
nakedave ?/Feb/08 Lead
tomhull ?/Feb/08 2nd rpt
Mark D 19/Jan/08 Lead O/S
design crisis ??/2008 Lead
with Tom W
hayleylouise ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Richie Rich ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Pete Colley
cem 25/Nov/07 2nd rpt
with Steve Capes
Dan 85 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Heddwyn
duzinga 27/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 27/Oct/07 Lead
Shaw Brown 14/Oct/07 Lead
with David Jones
net 14/Oct/07 2nd
with David Jones
ollyroberts 12/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Daisy
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Jack00 29/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Shaun L
Will Hunt 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

A little necky without no1 cams for VS?

with Steve Sharland
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
hawkins321 14/Sep/07 Lead rpt

difficult near the bottom, not the best for protection but a thrilling climb. better finishing staight up, not as polished.

with rosie atkinson
Simon Perry 04/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Mick Ellerton
benjhans ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Need micros for middle protection

with Alex/Vejay
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
Theeni ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
dazbarker 29/Aug/07 Lead rpt

Nice lead. Think Frank enjoyed it too.

with Frank
FrankKeogh 29/Aug/07 2nd
with Daz
dazbarker 27/Aug/07 TR rpt
with Chrissie
Duncan Skelton 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S


with Charles Leek
Andy Chubb 16/Aug/07 Lead
with Robin Nicholson
mje1398 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John M
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Simon Perry 07/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
johnjb 01/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Tough on knees.

with Bagdad John
dazbarker 30/Jul/07 Solo O/S

At the end of a goods days climbing, all the day trippers gone home and lovers leap area all to myself. Beautiful. Used a shunt didnt load it though.Well worth the three stars.

Jack00 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Jono
Adam1973 16/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with philnorv
Neil Mackenzie 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Andy and Sandy
beegsyboy 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Mark
andymoin 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S

awesome climb, finish direct.

markhowley 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Tim
Ste Ridd ?/Jul/07 Lead
with G.Carlill
Adam1973 23/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Joe Noake 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Adam Newton
furry 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with LMC
andrewbooth1000 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Moore
Xav 26/May/07 2nd O/S
with Greg Grace
howlingbaboon 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 27/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd
Adam1973 21/Apr/07 Solo
jonny taylor 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Jen
John Pickles 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead
Powder Puff Girl 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
popebenedictus 07/Apr/07 TR dnf

Fell off due to carelessly slipping while stepping onto the scoop.

with Edd Rab
edd rab 07/Apr/07 TR O/S
alexyoung 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Thomson
FrankW 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Joe
TGreen 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 17/Mar/07 2nd

Tom faffed, but rightly so... no protection after a 3rd of the way up!

Hidden 10/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Iggy_B 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

First proper route back 9 days after nasty surgery.

alaan 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd
Whitt 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Ed
Hidden 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Ewan Brown ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
davetigger ??/2007 -
northernneil ??/2007 -
darcy1 ??/2007 -
with Mad Cow
Hidden ??/2007 -
nickwhimster ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Steve Hodgeson
gonzo_ls9 ??/2007 Lead O/S
with nol
tallan9 ??/2007 -
Scott Anderson ??/2007 -
gilldando 24/Dec/06 TR dog

had to cheat to get off the groung - mike put a sling in for me as I'm too small to reach the first move- ha ha nice airy little climb though

with Mike
Hidden 09/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead
Harry The Owl 21/Oct/06 Lead rpt
Russell Lovett 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with tony lickes
Tobias at Home 07/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 07/Oct/06 2nd
with Tobs
Zoomer 21/Sep/06 Lead
with Paul Chiddle
CJE 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
moreno 09/Sep/06 2nd
ieverett ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Liz Moreno
Sankey 29/Aug/06 Lead rpt

Chased up it by a hail storm

with Luke
kevinknights 26/Aug/06 2nd O/S

crampy in the shoulders

with Matt
Matt Bill Platypus 26/Aug/06 Lead
with Kev
jamescarter ?/Aug/06 TR O/S
clive-greenwood 25/Jul/06 Lead
with Tim Filewood
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Solo O/S
andysroom ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
melmyo ?/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Harry The Owl 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S

A great climb even as a second as most of gear fell out!

Hidden 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S

Gear seemed poor.

with Bryn
Xav 17/May/06 Lead O/S
alicia 03/May/06 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 23/Apr/06 Lead O/S
stuart100 23/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Lee McInnes
mje1398 22/Apr/06 2nd
with John M
stuart100 14/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Graham
karabiner 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Christoph, Thomas
mikekeswick ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with leif
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead
stuart100 28/Jan/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Graham
Chris Sansum ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
@ndyM@rsh@ll ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Andy Parsons
tomhull ??/2006 -
attitudeclimber ??/2006 TR β
jimstanton ??/2006 Lead
with Snips
Rik Dawes ??/2006 Lead O/S
reg_measures 10/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Alex
net 11/Sep/05 2nd
Sankey ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Luke
VS4b 23/Aug/05 2nd
Stuie 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
dave_middleton 11/Jun/05 TR
with Andy & Elaine & Lu & Olivier
Phil West 21/May/05 Lead β
with Shaun Walby
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
andyfeds ?/May/05 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Sam Judson 03/Apr/05 2nd O/S
stuart100 ?/Apr/05 Solo rpt
Maarten2 ?/Apr/05 Lead

Not easy

Nobby ??/2005 2nd
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead
CurlyStevo ??/2005 Lead
Sean_J ??/2005 -
Hidden 27/Nov/04 2nd O/S
max_chan ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Rob M
DavidR 16/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Aidan McGuffie
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd
Simon Caldwell 19/May/04 Lead rpt
with Carmen
antroy 01/Apr/04 Lead
bpmclimb 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Clare
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
sdht ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Brown 22/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Glenduning
adamwesthead 28/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Hoult
Hidden 18/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/03 Lead rpt
cem 27/Jul/03 2nd
with Liam Mark
bunnikins 20/Jul/03 2nd
with Laurence
r@bag 20/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead
shoulders 12/Jun/03 Lead
with dave
Mark Collins 25/May/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 25/May/03 2nd

One on my leading wishlist.

with Mark Collins
Birdo ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with John Sergeant
Hidden 05/Apr/03 Lead rpt
malc 05/Apr/03 Lead rpt
with Paul S
Abi Chard ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Ian
dan_o_b ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Stuart S 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 28/Mar/03 Lead
with Angus McLean
Simon Caldwell 23/Mar/03 Lead rpt
with Carmen
The Mountain Goat 02/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Matt Bird
Chris the Tall ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Ian, Alan and Alice
MazElden ??/2003 -
Hidden 13/Oct/02 Lead
Shaw Brown 30/Sep/02 Lead
with David Jones
tim_mcd ?/Sep/02 Lead dog

Slipped off first move before placing any gear. Started again and finished the route clean.

with Manchi
Hidden 25/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Scottish78 16/Aug/02 2nd
with Fiona G
Hidden 08/Jun/02 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/02 Lead
stevo smith 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Dave Douglas ??/2002 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 03/Nov/01 Lead O/S
cjphillips ?/Oct/01 Lead O/S

Very thin from halfway up

Hidden 01/Aug/01 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 03/Jul/01 2nd O/S
with Richard Tomlinson
dougiestein ?/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/01 Lead
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
rogerskews ?/Oct/00 -
with Phil
smudge 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Mike P
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 05/Jul/00 Lead rpt
Ade Connor 03/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 14/May/00 2nd O/S
Climbster 13/Feb/00 Lead O/S
cragspud ??/2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Bullybones ??/2000 -
innes ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 18/Aug/99 Lead O/S
ando227 ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with lois
Hidden 29/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/99 Lead
chrishedgehog 08/Feb/99 -
with Neil
Hidden 13/Sep/98 Lead
migs493 26/Aug/98 2nd β
peterp ?/Jun/98 Solo O/S

Fantastic climb - not really cool soloing it though on a smoking hot day to impress a girl...

Hidden 09/May/98 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 19/Feb/98 2nd O/S
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Hidden 30/Nov/97 2nd
Martin Bennett 30/Nov/97 -
with Steve Holton, Phil, MD
Hidden 25/Aug/97 Lead rpt
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
PaulTanton 21/May/97 Lead O/S
with Toby Briggs
p.crooky#1 12/Mar/97 Solo O/S
with Ecca
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
Robinl100 18/Aug/96 TR
with Paddy Muir
Hidden 09/Jul/96 Lead
chile-dog03 08/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Graham Thompson
Andy S ?/Jul/96 Lead rpt
Abu777 ?/Jul/96 2nd O/S
Carlos the Jackal ?/May/96 Lead O/S

Absolutely Fantastic climb. Edgy nervy and when protected well on my 2nd ascent with another climber solicited nothing but praise, for the lead and the protection. When I am feeling positive will lead it but when feeling a bit unfit will only top rope it

with Chris Lambell
nickdonohue 10/Apr/96 Lead
nai ??/1996 Solo
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
tlr 19/Nov/95 Lead
with Chris Harvey
Hidden 11/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/95 Lead
Tom V 30/Apr/95 -
Hidden 13/Mar/95 Lead
gareth_hull ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Sarah Jones
crater 08/May/94 2nd
IanMcC ??/1994 2nd
RossG123 ??/1994 Solo
Mick King 29/Jul/93 2nd
with Simon Walsh
rob.grafton 11/May/93 Solo
with Bruce
crossleysm ??/1993 2nd
Steve Crowe 31/Oct/92 Lead rpt
with KM
Andy Say 25/Aug/92 Solo G/U
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 04/Aug/92 Solo
with Bruce
tapley 31/Jul/92 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Okecroak 25/Jul/92 Lead
with N Smith
Tony Little 20/Apr/92 Solo O/S
with DK and SG
Mick King 05/Apr/92 Lead
with Simon Walsh
WB ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with .
Roget 13/Sep/91 Solo O/S
with Jonathan T
kato'sdad 11/Aug/91 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
allmag 05/Aug/91 Lead O/S

I had to keep repeating "it's only VS, only VS" like a mantra because it feels a lot more serious.

whispering nic 06/May/91 2nd
with Ali W
John Southworth 27/Apr/91 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/91 Lead O/S
leathers ??/1991 Lead O/S
with Sue Leyland
adam carless ??/1991 Lead O/S
with Someone from YUMC
Dave Musgrove 01/Dec/90 Solo
with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster
Hidden 01/Sep/90 Lead
goi.ashmore 06/May/90 Solo O/S
Jon Read ??/1990 Solo
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle ??/1990 -
craig h 28/Dec/89 Lead
Steve Crowe 15/Oct/89 Lead O/S
with KM
Pete Pozman 18/May/89 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
Hammy 20/Apr/89 Lead
with Colin Struthers
Neil R 07/May/88 Lead O/S
lithos ??/1988 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Rich Kirby ??/1988 Lead
Moses 25/Oct/87 Lead β
steve prior ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Chris S
babymoac 02/Oct/85 Lead
with Bob Hunter
Hidden ??/1985 -
Tenko 06/Apr/82 Lead O/S
with York MC
charlesmfrench 31/Jan/82 2nd O/S
telemark ??/1982 -
Tenko 08/Sep/81 Lead O/S
with Pock Venture Scouts
Hidden 28/Mar/81 Solo
99bolivar ??/1981 2nd
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead

Grade is 1980 until I can find the date. Lead on many occasions including 3/11/90 and 25/8/1994 (with Margaret Smith)

Hidden 12/May/79 Solo
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
RichardMc 03/Jun/78 Lead rpt
with Keith Peel
johnkeith ??/1978 -
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
GeoffG 05/Nov/77 Lead
RichardMc 08/Oct/77 Lead rpt
with Betty Seifert
Hidden ??/1977 2nd
RichardMc 26/Jun/76 Lead O/S
with Don Hammond
Hidden 13/Sep/75 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/74 Lead O/S
mikej 30/Jun/74 TR
with E
mikej 20/May/73 Solo
with Janice Williams, Geoff Williams
mikej 18/Mar/73 Lead
with Mike Mason
mikej 16/Aug/72 Lead
with Ted Markham
mikej 05/Jul/72 Lead
with E
mikej 18/Apr/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 06/Apr/72 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Hidden ??/1972 Solo
rockofades ??/1972 Lead O/S
with LB
mikej 02/May/71 Solo
Dave Musgrove 06/Oct/68 -
Dave Musgrove 12/May/68 -
Chris Craggs 05/May/68 Lead O/S

1st VS - though it was VDiff - 50' of runnerless terror, in pumps!

with Pete Ackroyd
Dave Musgrove ?/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
antroy ??/0000 -
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