Rockfax Description
16m. Climb the crack in the left wall of the huge gully to its end then traverse the break left to the arete. Follow this with well positioned climbing. A Direct Start up the right-hand side of the lower arete is 5b. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start up Left Wall and climb to top of first crack. Traverse left to arete and follow it to the top.

Tony Barley, Tony Roache. 08/Aug/1970

trouserburp 29/Apr Lead dnf

Bailed onto birch tree after terrifying fall onto sideways nuts. At least 1 grade harder technically and two grades more dangerous than chequers buttress and lyons corner house. Traverse as hard as anything I've done

oread 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Really great route, 1 star in the guide, madness! Clearly e1

Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
uphillnow 26/Jun/16 2nd
DaveHo 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Feels E1!

with Joe H, Tina B
Puma 15/May/16 Lead
with Mike Shaw
Paul Figg 04/May/16 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Been on the radar for a while but often been put off by the guide saying its "bold". Decent route and not completely unprotected, would agree with the E1 5b given in the definitive guide. Bottom end though.

with Mike todd
Mike Todd 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Harrogate MC
richgibson 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with John
nick ferro 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
spragglerocks 08/Jun/15 Lead

Did the traverse and first step up, couldn't commit to next move so sloped off onto birch tree wall to finish.

with Andy
mrowlings 04/May/15 TR
Bloke on a Rope 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Thought E1 5b was closer to the mark like. That overhanging mantel at the top is knarly dude!

with Matt
mrowlings 22/Mar/15 TR
Jono_LS16 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 12/Apr/14 -

I had my HVS head on for this, because that's what my guide said. Felt hard for HVS. Plenty of pro and rests though. Took me ages to commit to the arête. Thanks for waiting ben!

with Ben Philips
Dan Mckinlay ??/2014 -
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S

Not a great route...

David_Gledson 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Alan
Malcolm Bass 08/Jun/13 2nd

A really good climb, varied.,delicate in parts, goey in parts.

with Adrian Mellor
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
PeteH 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Chris Reid 02/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Goose4 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Pokhilko
Hidden 13/Jul/12 Lead
Freshprintce 29/May/12 Lead
with Mike Hewitt
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RossKirtley 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
hotfeet 27/Aug/11 Lead


AlistairB 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Actually really good, did some fun kneebar shenanigans to gain the jug on the arete. Traverse is a nice test of open-hand strength.

with Andy Parsons
andysroom 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Ali
ollyroberts 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

This was one scary lead, hardly any gear and commiting climbing. Scarier than left wall next to it!!

with James
shouter 03/Jul/10 Lead
Peter Holder 18/May/10 Lead
with Adam Bibby, Daz Graham
daz.graham 18/May/10 2nd
GrahamHP 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Truly terrifying, the traverse with nothing to hold on to

Rob Laird 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Andy Graham ??/2010 -
Greg ??/2010 -

Traditional Yorkshire Grit "HVS". It's been left at that grade because it probably doesn't get that many ascents, what with so many other fantastic easier mid-grade routes right next to it. My second gave me no end of grief. I led it on sight, having desired it as a project for ages, and I definitely was not happy when I met that arete.

80s pete 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

deffo e1 5b

Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/09 -
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead β
martinazando 02/May/09 2nd O/S
al99 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 20/Apr/09 TR dnf

Got stuck on the traverse, tried twice, too tired! last climb of day, will try it again

with Reese
Adam Potter 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sari, Louise Kennedy
Lou Kennedy 18/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 17/Mar/09 2nd O/S
KragKing ??/2009 2nd
clive-greenwood 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Hard and scary.

MikeLeeds 04/Jun/08 2nd
Shaw Brown 14/Oct/07 TR
Adam1973 17/Aug/07 2nd
IanJackson 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S


with Adam
WB 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Ross
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug/04 2nd dog
with Rich
mike fenwick ?/Oct/03 Solo

back rope solo

cem 27/Jul/03 2nd
with Liam Mark
pezzerrr 26/Apr/03 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 31/Jul/01 Lead
with Bruce
Martin Bennett 29/May/00 -
with NickH
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Roget 27/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with jon
PaulTanton 21/May/97 Lead O/S
with Toby Briggs
PaulTanton 21/May/97 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 12/Mar/95 2nd
with Bruce
John Southworth 18/Jan/92 Solo O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with Unsure
Neil R 23/Sep/89 Lead
Dave Musgrove 15/May/82 -
Hidden ??/1982 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/81 Solo O/S
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