11m.

Rockfax Description
12m. A couple of pulls on cruel jams leads to a ledge for a breather, then an easier layback to finish. VS 4c for grit gurus. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Famous for its ability to chew up unsuspecting hands. On the overhanging side of Cubic Block is a short crack and a wide corner above and right, follow these to the top and you have done well.

Allan Austin, Brian Fuller. 26/Oct/1957

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Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
henrygiles99 18 Jun 2nd
with Piers
with Piers
althesin 25 May Sent O/S Bottom half boulder problem
with Tony
Bottom half boulder problem
with Tony
Hidden 30 Mar Lead O/S
deacondeacon 24 Mar Lead Took more goes than I'd care to admit, to get off the floor. Once I got going it was OK.
Took more goes than I'd care to admit, to get off the floor. Once I got going it was OK.
admackie 24 Mar Lead
with Ardo
with Ardo
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24 Mar Lead G/U Took a few goes to get off the floor!
Took a few goes to get off the floor!
Flavio 17 Feb 2nd rpt
Carl 5 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S What a cracker! Could lank my way into a thin right hand jam which made the start a lot easier, though still no pushover and a bit of a hand mangler. Then did it again to rescue some gear.
What a cracker! Could lank my way into a thin right hand jam which made the start a lot easier, though still no pushover and a bit of a hand mangler. Then did it again to rescue some gear.
lukevf 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Carl
with Carl
The Screaming Finn 5 Aug, 2018 2nd dnf I really need to learn to jam :'(
with lukevf, Carl
I really need to learn to jam :'(
with lukevf, Carl
Anti-faff 3 Jul, 2018 2nd Didn't find the crack too bad today but struggled getting sorted out on the ledge on lead. Followed luke up without to much trouble, annoyingly, should have just hung in there longer. Oh well, good route all the same.
with Luke
Didn't find the crack too bad today but struggled getting sorted out on the ledge on lead. Followed luke up without to much trouble, annoyingly, should have just hung in there longer. Oh well, good route all the same.
with Luke
Tom_Shill 29 Apr, 2018 Lead Not much of a rest on the ledge! Damp at the top of the first crack made for dodgy jams and a slightly suspect cam.
Not much of a rest on the ledge! Damp at the top of the first crack made for dodgy jams and a slightly suspect cam.
TomatoPro 16 Dec, 2017 Sent dnf Bouldered the first jam crack. Such an awesome hand mangler. Really glad to be able to get off the ground this time and stoked to both send it
Bouldered the first jam crack. Such an awesome hand mangler. Really glad to be able to get off the ground this time and stoked to both send it
JoeFoster59 16 Dec, 2017 Sent x Just the starting crack to the break. With Crack Gloves. Utterly life changing things means I can try properly hard and improve my jamming. Desperate slippery jams amazing finally cracking this nut. Will return for the route when the top crack isn't dripping
Just the starting crack to the break. With Crack Gloves. Utterly life changing things means I can try properly hard and improve my jamming. Desperate slippery jams amazing finally cracking this nut. Will return for the route when the top crack isn't dripping
david morse 9 Dec, 2017 Sent x To the ledge. Savage
with 1poundSOCKS, KT, josh
To the ledge. Savage
with 1poundSOCKS, KT, josh
Flavio 26 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Lavley!
Lavley!
JendeHoxar 26 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Hidden 19 Nov, 2017 Lead G/U
Tom.Priestley 31 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S Had to jump to get the good jams at the start, easy after that.
Had to jump to get the good jams at the start, easy after that.
Hidden 31 Oct, 2017 Lead G/U
freudy_love 17 Oct, 2017 2nd dog A few attempts at the first move or two off the deck, slipping out of the jams before getting it right and finishing cleanly to the top after that.
A few attempts at the first move or two off the deck, slipping out of the jams before getting it right and finishing cleanly to the top after that.
Captain Solo 17 Oct, 2017 Lead
Hidden 15 Oct, 2017 Lead Ī²
HarryBowyer 28 Aug, 2017 Lead dog
with eszter
with eszter
Keith Swainson 3 Jul, 2016 Lead G/U Finally. 3 visits and Dave's beta later can put it to bed! Satisfying! Hardest I've had to work on HVS to date I think (apart from the Baluster Crack failure)
with Dave Crofts
Finally. 3 visits and Dave's beta later can put it to bed! Satisfying! Hardest I've had to work on HVS to date I think (apart from the Baluster Crack failure)
with Dave Crofts
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Will Hunt ??, 2016 Lead Have definitely done this but no recollection of when.
Have definitely done this but no recollection of when.
Rachel Slater 10 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Fell off on my first attempt from 6 inches off the ground so gonna be cheeky and still taken the OS.
Fell off on my first attempt from 6 inches off the ground so gonna be cheeky and still taken the OS.
tim newton 10 Oct, 2015 2nd β
nick ferro 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Really pleased to get this clean
with Oli Birkill
Really pleased to get this clean
with Oli Birkill
jess bt 4 Aug, 2015 Sent Polished crack
Polished crack
lcullum7 23 Jun, 2015 2nd
kyaizawa 23 Jun, 2015 Lead RP Had a couple of goes on the start above pads, before roping up for the lead. The second half wasn't as easy as expected...
Had a couple of goes on the start above pads, before roping up for the lead. The second half wasn't as easy as expected...
jkarran 12 May, 2015 Lead RP 15 odd years of on and off attempts plus 15 odd tries and a slump tonight. Finally the beast can torment me no more, I need never even look at it again. I can't think of a harder route I've done anywhere, ever, if the first few moves to gain the shelf were the last few it'd get E3 not HVS.
with GrantB
15 odd years of on and off attempts plus 15 odd tries and a slump tonight. Finally the beast can torment me no more, I need never even look at it again. I can't think of a harder route I've done anywhere, ever, if the first few moves to gain the shelf were the last few it'd get E3 not HVS.
with GrantB
petegunn 3 Oct, 2014 Lead Harder than I remembered!
Harder than I remembered!
Hidden 3 Oct, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
ian d f 22 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
pearson9596 22 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with ian d f
with ian d f
onlyfoddington 22 Aug, 2014 2nd dnf Did not start in truth. On occasion I got one or perhaps two moves from the floor. Brutal.
Did not start in truth. On occasion I got one or perhaps two moves from the floor. Brutal.
Calum Wadsworth 20 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Bloody hard for HVS would go as far as the hardest HVS I have done. Worked out the start with a pad then strapped on for the lead.
with S.O.C
Bloody hard for HVS would go as far as the hardest HVS I have done. Worked out the start with a pad then strapped on for the lead.
with S.O.C
Nez ??, 2014 -
Dino Dave 5 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Hidden 28 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 16 Apr, 2013 Lead dnf Couldn't get off the ground this time...will come back will a bouldering mat
Couldn't get off the ground this time...will come back will a bouldering mat
andi turner ??, 2013 -
victim of mathematics 29 Sep, 2012 2nd β Utterly, utterly desperate. The top groove is harder than it looks!
with Pagan
Utterly, utterly desperate. The top groove is harder than it looks!
with Pagan
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
GPN 9 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Not really o/s - took quite a few goes to work out the start and then did it ok(ish!)
with net
Not really o/s - took quite a few goes to work out the start and then did it ok(ish!)
with net
Mattyk 12 May, 2012 Lead RP having done boulder problem start before but still had to have a few goes at start before it went
with John Marsham
having done boulder problem start before but still had to have a few goes at start before it went
with John Marsham
Hidden 18 Mar, 2012 2nd dog
Richard P Coates 19 Feb, 2012 2nd dog
elCapitano 19 Feb, 2012 Lead rpt This handed my ass to me on my last visit. Went fine today but tough for 5b.
This handed my ass to me on my last visit. Went fine today but tough for 5b.
petegunn 13 Jan, 2012 Lead Took several goes to get off the floor!
Took several goes to get off the floor!
Hidden 13 Jan, 2012 2nd dog
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
Witsend3 ??, 2012 Lead
mikekeswick ??, 2012 -
Peter Holder 19 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 31 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Good. Although some tosser had left a broken bottle in one of the breaks.
with M. Gibbings
Good. Although some tosser had left a broken bottle in one of the breaks.
with M. Gibbings
Nickster 29 Jul, 2011 2nd
with AlanP
with AlanP
Hidden 14 Jun, 2011 2nd dog
Hidden 14 Jun, 2011 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 9 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt
with Dan McKinlay
with Dan McKinlay
chrishedgehog 25 May, 2011 Lead O/S Had bouldered out the start previously. Doff the cap to Al Austin. Good grief.
with Kieran Myles
Had bouldered out the start previously. Doff the cap to Al Austin. Good grief.
with Kieran Myles
adamwesthead 21 May, 2011 Lead dnf 5 falls...
with Forshaw
5 falls...
with Forshaw
akhughes 18 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
with Steptoe
with Steptoe
Hidden 15 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S
Dave Warburton 30 Oct, 2010 Sent O/S bon.
bon.
Ewan Russell 30 Oct, 2010 Sent x Bottom moves took me a go or two, really easy when you work out the beta. The top half was pretty easy too.
Bottom moves took me a go or two, really easy when you work out the beta. The top half was pretty easy too.
Graeme Hammond 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 12 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S Tough - 5b/5c moves off the deck.
Tough - 5b/5c moves off the deck.
Jack00 6 Jul, 2010 Lead rpt
with Olly
with Olly
Tez29 26 May, 2010 2nd β Bloody hard initial crack.
with Ivan
Bloody hard initial crack.
with Ivan
simon kimber 24 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
philw ??, 2010 -
RossG ??, 2010 -
al99 11 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Pedro86
with Pedro86
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 2nd
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 Lead dog
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 2009 -
Small and weak ?Sep, 2008 Lead
with Rich johnson
with Rich johnson
Hidden 23 Aug, 2008 2nd dog
Si dH 12 Apr, 2008 Lead RP Woohoo! Jumped off once (on to a mat) from the top of the crack as I got pumped silly placing gear there, then did it clean after that. Also have failed on it twice (falling off from the top of the crack trying to get on the shelf - not sure how) about 2 years ago. Hence RP. Basically felt ok today though, so very pleased. Neil couldnt do it, which doesnt happen very often :)
with Neil Furniss
Woohoo! Jumped off once (on to a mat) from the top of the crack as I got pumped silly placing gear there, then did it clean after that. Also have failed on it twice (falling off from the top of the crack trying to get on the shelf - not sure how) about 2 years ago. Hence RP. Basically felt ok today though, so very pleased. Neil couldnt do it, which doesnt happen very often :)
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Jack00 13 Feb, 2008 2nd RP Good route. Does seem hard for 5b. Fell off twice at the very start. Then got it. The layback crack above is great!
with JoeL 90
Good route. Does seem hard for 5b. Fell off twice at the very start. Then got it. The layback crack above is great!
with JoeL 90
Chad123 16 Sep, 2007 Lead dog HVS? Hard work...
with Rik
HVS? Hard work...
with Rik
mikekeswick 21 Jun, 2007 Lead dog what a battle!thank god for cams!sure is stiff for 5b!
with gill
what a battle!thank god for cams!sure is stiff for 5b!
with gill
Brown 6 Jan, 2007 Lead O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Scott Anderson ??, 2007 -
jim robertson ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
lithos ?Oct, 2005 2nd
with simon (cefs mate)
with simon (cefs mate)
Hidden 15 May, 2005 Lead
Nick Beckett ??, 2005 Lead
pezzerrr 6 Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2004 Solo RP
adamwesthead 28 Sep, 2003 2nd O/S
with Hoult
with Hoult
Tom Vivian ??, 2003 Lead
Nigel Coe 24 Aug, 2002 -
with Tim Dunsby
with Tim Dunsby
cem 30 Jun, 2002 2nd Cheated with a bit of aid at the start
with Rod Strachan
Cheated with a bit of aid at the start
with Rod Strachan
adam carless ?Jun, 2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
shoulders 1 May, 2002 Lead O/S
with joules
with joules
whispering nic ?Feb, 2002 Solo
craig h ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20 Dec, 1998 Solo Afterwards, James jumped off Cubic Block into a tree - nutter!
with James Ibbertson
Afterwards, James jumped off Cubic Block into a tree - nutter!
with James Ibbertson
craig h 3 Oct, 1998 -
with Jim Mellor
with Jim Mellor
innes 1 Feb, 1998 Lead O/S 'ard!
with CJ
'ard!
with CJ
SR1970 ?Jan, 1997 Lead O/S
Tom V 30 Apr, 1995 -
Rich Kirby ?Apr, 1995 2nd
duncan ??, 1995 Solo rpt Date approximate, partner probable
with Neil Buttle
Date approximate, partner probable
with Neil Buttle
Hidden 24 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 1994 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??, 1993 Solo
Hidden 19 Aug, 1992 Lead
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??, 1992 Lead O/S
with Paul
with Paul
John Southworth 24 Nov, 1991 Solo O/S
Roget 13 Sep, 1991 Solo O/S
with Jonathan T
with Jonathan T
rob.grafton 23 Jul, 1991 Lead
with Bruce
with Bruce
richiebongo 23 Dec, 1990 Sent O/S Done ages ago.
Done ages ago.
Dave Musgrove 1 Dec, 1990 Solo
with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster
with Simon Baker, Alec Burns, Steve Webster
pete johnson 29 Sep, 1990 2nd
with Mick Green
with Mick Green
Pete Pozman 18 Jul, 1990 Lead rpt
with Cefn Arch
with Cefn Arch
Jon Read ??, 1990 Solo
Marti999 ??, 1990 Lead
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1990 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 3 Jul, 1989 Lead climbing club
climbing club
Dave Musgrove 4 Jun, 1989 Solo
with Graham Desroy
with Graham Desroy
duncan ??, 1988 Solo O/S
with Neil Buttle
with Neil Buttle
allmag 9 Oct, 1987 Lead I still have a dent at the base of my right thumb from the vicious starting jam! Roped up but no gear placed, solo? HVS? 5C?? No way, classic gritstone VS 5a.
I still have a dent at the base of my right thumb from the vicious starting jam! Roped up but no gear placed, solo? HVS? 5C?? No way, classic gritstone VS 5a.
Andy Say 13 May, 1986 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1985 Lead
Steve Crowe ??, 1985 Lead O/S circa 1985
circa 1985
Hidden ?Nov, 1984 Solo rpt
Neil McA 7 Oct, 1984 Solo O/S
Bob Windsor ?Oct, 1984 Lead
with Frank Pearson
with Frank Pearson
Hidden 27 May, 1982 AltLd
uphillnow ??, 1979 Solo on a day out with al bennett late 1970's. Thought I would just boulder on the start but found I had done this. More worried on the finish. Much easier then, now polished.
on a day out with al bennett late 1970's. Thought I would just boulder on the start but found I had done this. More worried on the finish. Much easier then, now polished.
GeoffG 29 May, 1977 2nd
with tony bowker
with tony bowker
cenotaphcorner ??, 1977 Solo O/S
mikej 11 Jun, 1973 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
with Nigel Sumner
rockofades ??, 1972 Solo O/S
clanger ??, 1972 -
Dave Musgrove 15 May, 1971 Lead
Hidden ??, 1970 2nd
Tony Marr 28 Apr, 1967 Lead G/U Ken had climbed it a couple of years earlier so offered me the lead. I found the climbing ok but recall having sore hands later. I also remember the ground was a little higher than today [2019], and the crack wasn't polished. Downside was we had no gear to protect the upper crack...so it felt very bold!
with Ken Jackson
Ken had climbed it a couple of years earlier so offered me the lead. I found the climbing ok but recall having sore hands later. I also remember the ground was a little higher than today [2019], and the crack wasn't polished. Downside was we had no gear to protect the upper crack...so it felt very bold!
with Ken Jackson
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