Rockfax Description
16m. The stunning crack is a classic product of the 70s. The crack is relentless, but the gear is good throughout, stopping to place it is the only problem. If successful, it is time to head south for a crack at London Wall, which many think is about the same. © Rockfax

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Dominicclimbtime ?/Oct Lead
with Ryan Thorpe
Flavio 03/Sep Lead O/S

Wow.. wow! also not "about the same grade as London Wall" but few grades easier.

scottcoates 02/Sep Lead G/U

3rd go, placing gear on lead. Happy days.

Hidden 02/Sep Lead G/U
Jono_LS16 12/Aug Lead dnf
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 08/Jul Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for years, so felt some degree of pressure not to blow it. The route itself certainly didn't disappoint, with that hard layback to start + barn-doory move in the middle. The top isn't a giveaway either!

with Tony Stone, Fat Boy
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 08/Jul Lead rpt

On Rob's gear.

olliemartin ??/2017 TR dog

After Magdalena made it look so phenomenally easy thought I'd give it a go, turns out it's quite hard

Ben C ??/2017 TR
scarmichael 30/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Smashing line, will be back when fitter!

with Steve Wooton
samrad 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S


with Dominique, Swain
Dave Warburton 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
GeoffG 29/Aug/16 -
with tim lowe
The Grist 14/Aug/16 TR dog

Tried leading. Did not get far. Top roped. Was glad I did not get far leading.

Mike Todd 09/May/16 Lead dnf

Nails! Failed twice so switched to top rope.

with Jim Simpson
Mike Todd 09/May/16 TR dog
with Jim Simpson
Hidden ??/2016 2nd
James Thacker ??/2016 -
lloydrees91 30/Sep/15 Lead dnf
richiebongo 29/Sep/15 Lead RP

Took 3 visits but i finally managed it in a mostly ground-up style.

richiebongo 31/Aug/15 Lead dog

Got further than last time but it spanked me once again. Will be back but must get stronger!

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jim Nichols
Albert Exley 18/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Not to hard technically, but super pumpy to place gear... ran out of steam!

with Jon
robertmctague 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
Scooter Young ??/2015 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/14 -
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd dog
robman 15/Aug/14 TR O/S

why didn't i just lead it...WHY!!

yorkshiresherpa 17/Jun/14 TR dog
with Ben Hirst
Rachel Slater 21/May/14 2nd O/S
with Rosie Slater, Nigel Slater
pie_eater_pete 20/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead RP
Tom_Shill 05/Apr/14 TR dog
Nez ??/2014 -
munch88 04/Sep/13 TR dnf
with rob
robblowen 04/Sep/13 TR dnf
with Munch
jacobjacob 09/Feb/13 Lead RP

Very wet and green! As it was getting dark. Fell off once first time up, went to the top. Did it in a one-er with the gear in place next go.

Hidden 01/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead dnf
lanky and weak ?/Feb/12 TR O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Lead β

Mark Bouldered out the start and showed me how to do it. Buoyed up with his encouragement I fought to thhe top.

with Mark Danson
Dan Arkle ??/2012 Lead
AdamBrown ??/2012 TR O/S

Not the most graceful of ascents, glad I wasn't leading it

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Lead β
with Mark Danson
jacobjacob 01/Oct/11 Lead β

on some of lukes gear, placed one runner

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead dog
gforce 22/Sep/11 Lead dog

Fell once - the barn door opened - got straight back on and made my way shakily to the top. Slightly disappointed but gave it a good fight. My excuse is a good one... it was the wind. I was robbed.

with Dave O
dannyboy83 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Ridonculously pumpy though I did place far to much gear!

with Floris
akhughes 16/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
GeoffG ??/2011 -
Jack Geldard ??/2011 -
Dave Parton ??/2011 -
JJJunior 13/Oct/10 Lead
simon kimber 06/Sep/10 Lead dnf
richiebongo 06/Sep/10 Lead dnf
with Gwen Thomson
JulesV 05/Jun/10 Lead β
with Shauna Cunningham
rob.s22 ?/Jun/10 Lead

Lead placing gear to 3/4 height fell off pumped, lowered. mate did it. Got back on did it with gear pre-placed. Need to go back and do it properly.

with Fabritzio
Hidden 15/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead dnf
markalmack 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

first E4 - whoop whoop!

Hidden 23/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
lukehunt 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd dog
Bennykr 05/Apr/09 2nd dog

Pumpy, took 2 slumps on rope, once stronger will be back to lead

with Matt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
simoncov 11/Oct/08 TR
with Davin
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 TR dog

Almost every move felt like 5c and I only found one semi-rest...pumpy and I imagine even more so on the lead...

with gill
Hidden 01/Jul/08 TR dog
Hidden 01/Jul/08 TR dog
JSA ??/2008 -
Toby Dunn 20/May/07 Lead O/S
with simon richardson
Xav 03/Mar/06 TR dog
sadams 20/May/00 Lead O/S
with Tom Briggs
Dave Musgrove ??/2000 2nd
with Mike Stacey
Mike Owen 15/May/99 Lead O/S

after a day climbing at Malham (Raindogs for the "n" time, etc.).

with Elaine Owen
GeoffG 29/Apr/99 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/Apr/95 Lead

teenage nemesis goes down..

with Martin Reynard
keefe ??/1995 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
Dave Turnbull 16/Jul/94 -
with Nigel Birtwell, Jane Turnbull
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead
Cowflinger ?/Jun/92 TR O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1992 Lead
with Nick Dalzell
daviesxxx ??/1990 -

Pulled ropes after first attempt left gear in

keefe ??/1990 -
Seymore Butt ??/1990 -
with Roy
Hidden 24/Jun/89 Lead
Bob 10/Sep/88 Lead O/S

Had to second it as well as Mike couldn't do it at all.

with M. Lynch
ukb & bmc shark 02/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Graeme Telfer
Bruce Kerr 30/Aug/87 2nd
with Murray Hamilton
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
rob.grafton ??/1987 AltLd
with barry maybank
jon 09/Aug/86 Lead
with H
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
dominic lee ??/1982 Lead
with daniel lee
Hidden ??/1973 -
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