Rockfax Description
16m. Arguably the best VS in the quarry. Take a good supply of big stuff. Climb steeply to the first ledge then step right and climb to a spike at the start of a hand-traverse. Follow this left to gain the exit cracks. A more direct start up the steep crack just right is a strenuous 5a. © Rockfax

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

olliemartin 14/Oct Lead O/S

Lovely, feels exposed but great gear throughout

joem 24/Sep 2nd O/S
with Craig
CHarrison 24/Sep Lead O/S

First VS in a while! Really nice route

bobpilgrem 12/Sep 2nd rpt
with Tom
tompilgrem 12/Sep Lead O/S
with Dad
scarmichael 12/Sep 2nd rpt
with Maxx
shaun hunt 02/Sep -
manmike 02/Sep -
Montecore 01/Sep 2nd

Have led this twice and loved it but found it really hard on second

with Andrew Gardner
George Frisby 28/Aug 2nd O/S

Massive holds and big gear all the way. Getting some very polished footholds now.

with Rowland
rowland penty 28/Aug Lead
Wizzy 17/Aug Solo rpt
Jono_LS16 12/Aug Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 12/Aug Lead
Simonfarfaraway 12/Aug 2nd O/S

Amazing route

g1m147 06/Aug 2nd
with Mick.
Hidden 06/Aug AltLd rpt
lithos 19/Jul 2nd

2nd twice carmen then jamie

Hidden 18/Jul Lead rpt
Jamie Brown 18/Jul Lead dog

Got super pumped faffing about at the start of the traverse. Should have warmed up on something else first - or just been less shit!

Robin Hoodie 18/Jul 2nd dnf

I got up to the start of the traverse and just did not have the bottle (trust) to go for it. I think I was thrown as to how polished it was combined with the upper end of my grades. I can see why it rated as a great climb... one day....

with Mike Shaw
spidermonkey09 12/Jul Solo O/S

Reet good. Great solo with the jugs at the top.

HarryBowyer 01/Jul Lead O/S
with Eszter
Hidden 01/Jul Lead O/S
ArranLaird ?/Jul Lead
Hidden 26/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun Lead
Adamski1986 03/Jun Lead
with Gema Martin Ordas
Hidden 03/Jun 2nd
08nbrierley 03/Jun 2nd
Richard Alderton 03/Jun Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 02/Jun 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jun Lead rpt
FlavioL1989 26/May Solo O/S
nathanhesslewood 25/May 2nd
Daly3174 30/Apr 2nd
Charlie Staincliffe 30/Apr Lead rpt 29/Apr 2nd
with Graham
redshapedfriday 29/Apr Lead G/U
with Debs Climber
1poundSOCKS 28/Apr 2nd rpt
Col Kingshott 28/Apr 2nd
Amy121 22/Apr Lead
AJMullen 09/Apr Lead O/S

Just Fantastic!

Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
drsdave 08/Apr 2nd O/S

Pumpy but all there

with Mat
henry peter jenkins ?/Apr 2nd
bencole 25/Mar Lead rpt
Ben C ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
nige pacer 05/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with Chris Coleman
richardt 24/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Harriett Richardson
RScott12 24/Sep/16 2nd
JonF 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ryan Scott
jimorothy 15/Sep/16 2nd

Great lead by Ned after his hex pinged out. Awesome route.

with Anna, Ned
kateharborne 14/Sep/16 Lead O/S
richardt 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Great route, enjoyed the traverse.

with Adam
mauritanianpixie 12/Sep/16 2nd
with Conrad
Hidden 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S
JoggerJohn99 07/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Steve Barrett, Dave Burnett
Luke Jones 06/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with LMC
Will Hunt 06/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Andy May
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
eurasia 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Esther Foster
quickdrawmcraw 21/Aug/16 Lead
SteveM 15/Aug/16 Lead

Got eye-to-eye with a pigeon in the final crack!

with Kat
kitkat78 15/Aug/16 2nd
with SteveM
The Grist 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
mikecollins 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Deezel65 01/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Climbster 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Vick
mol 30/Jul/16 2nd
with Jesse
Hidden 30/Jul/16 2nd β
ChrisH.19 30/Jul/16 2nd
with Ken L, Allan
mrowlings 17/Jul/16 Lead
ben.phillips 17/Jul/16 2nd
with tomlake
tomlake 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt
The Reaper 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
marcduhig 19/Jun/16 2nd O/S
chancer 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Marc Duhig, Iain Gray
PeteWilson 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S

on johns gear again. traverse is nice but don't know why you would mantle anything on it?

with John P, Dave
tomlake 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with Brendan Edwards
Benjamin Mitchell 17/May/16 Lead O/S
with Grace
Grace Ford 17/May/16 2nd
UnkArl 16/May/16 2nd β
with Debbie
arc_73 14/May/16 2nd
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Owen240 07/May/16 2nd O/S

Deserves its reputation. Grand climb.

marksday 04/May/16 2nd
benkelsey 04/May/16 Lead O/S

Wow, amazing!

with Mark day
Mike Todd 03/May/16 2nd rpt
with Jim Simpson
Keith Swainson 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Georgie25 23/Apr/16 2nd
manfred 21/Apr/16 Lead

My first Trad lead :D

samwillo 21/Apr/16 Lead

Marianne's first trad lead!

with Ben Meeks, Marianne Lalli
nathanhesslewood 03/Apr/16 2nd
JHC ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Katie's first go at a VS

with Katie
Hidden 19/Mar/16 2nd
spragglerocks 19/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with John
db79 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Really really good climb. Worth every one of its 3 stars.

Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
kateharborne ?/Jan/16 Lead O/S
chrismadar ??/2016 2nd
with Craig Osborne, Kate Harborne, Gordon Weight
Darron ??/2016 -
Tom McCabe 21/Nov/15 Lead
with Robbie
BnB 20/Oct/15 -
Lamb 16/Oct/15 Lead O/S


with Matthew Thompson
Rob Exile Ward 11/Oct/15 2nd
Jmpollard 25/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Great route, the hand traverse is class. Would've been nicer with halves though...

robertmctague 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Martin
Droyd 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Marsden
CharRowley 01/Sep/15 Lead
bencole ?/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Christian_S85 11/Aug/15 TR O/S
Tanya Savage 18/Jul/15 2nd

Excellent route, hard start

Neil Pacey 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant route!

cragtyke 14/Jul/15 Lead
with Ross
Deezel65 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Great gear, great moves, great positions - soft at the grade compared to other VS 4C's here

Hidden 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Goodstuff 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Matt Elliot
Hidden 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
ruairidhwad 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Malibu Dan
Marq 11/Jun/15 2nd rpt
SteveM 11/Jun/15 Lead
with Marq
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
SteveM 09/Jun/15 Lead
with Tom
Mike Todd 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Helen Lawson
quickdrawmcraw 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
jeddb 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

With 50mph side wind

manmike 30/May/15 2nd rpt
shaun hunt 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Grace Ford 22/May/15 2nd
with Hamish
rob.grafton 12/May/15 -
manxclare 10/May/15 2nd
with jon22
jon22 10/May/15 Lead
with Dave Garry, manxclare
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Ian1987 04/May/15 Lead dog
with Jessica
Hidden 22/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/15 2nd
DavidR 22/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Did this such a long time ago, that I'm claiming this repeat ascent as an on-sight too!

Marq 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 22/Apr/15 Lead
lanky and weak 21/Apr/15 Lead
with Lyndon Chatting-Walters
Hidden 21/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Luke Jones 14/Apr/15 2nd
Scott Quinn 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great climb. Had to get passed up some more big gear.

karly54 07/Feb/15 Lead
with Ben Wardleworth, Dave Hirst
scottcoates ??/2015 Lead
Kristof252 ??/2015 2nd O/S
Sam Procter ??/2015 -
db79 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Morgan P 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Lead after rain - soaked route. Laybacks were slippy ands the hand traverse had puddles. Still enjoyed it though!

MarikaB 19/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Cold and wet. Nice Layback

BnB 18/Oct/14 -
Henry Brett 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Great Climb! "The best VS in yorkshire"-some guy at the crag. lived up to that claim!

with Andrei Markin
Martyn Nicholson 12/Oct/14 -
with Ed Robinson, D Dunk
Tim Rodgers 12/Oct/14 Lead
with David Forster
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 05/Oct/14 2nd
tallginge 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with gunny
Olli-C 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
williap 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
scottcoates 13/Sep/14 2nd
Coel Hellier 10/Sep/14 Lead
Hannes B 08/Sep/14 2nd
with Danny
Wizzy 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant route!

Heather Milne 23/Aug/14 2nd
with Euan
Euan S 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Heather
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
scarmichael ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
thomaspomfrett 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Poulter
shah 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
karly54 20/Jul/14 2nd
with Paul Cookson
johnjb 13/Jul/14 2nd dog

Hard lead by Phil. I was tired at end of day. Almost made it clean, but needed a rest after the hand traverse.

with Bruce (SOC), Phil
farmerwad 13/Jul/14 Lead
with John B, S.O.C.
andy jennings 30/Jun/14 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Cyriaque 23/Jun/14 2nd O/S
maria85 06/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Will S, Luke
Luke Jones 06/Jun/14 2nd
with maria, Will Smith
Mike Tutt 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Paul Cookson
Martin Bagshaw 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah Pentelow
PaulTanton 21/May/14 Solo rpt
Will242 21/May/14 Lead
pie_eater_pete 20/May/14 Lead rpt
jon_gill1 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with ross garfoot
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
Si ?/May/14 Lead O/S
richjm ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with George Nunn
Robb Bert ?/May/14 -
bobpilgrem 29/Apr/14 Lead β
with Matthew
1poundSOCKS 29/Apr/14 2nd rpt
SteveM 28/Apr/14 2nd
with Rachael
spragglerocks 28/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Steve M
BnB 21/Apr/14 -
Tom_Shill 05/Apr/14 Lead
Smelly Fox 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 01/Mar/14 2nd rpt
rich_hw 01/Mar/14 Lead rpt
greenysimon ??/2014 TR

some whiffy pigeon poop up there - fun though :)

with jon3163
watson23 ??/2014 Lead O/S
with nat
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Gordon W ??/2014 Lead O/S
Lloyders ??/2014 2nd O/S
with Pete
Nez ??/2014 -
maumau 14/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
richardw87 20/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Bert
Bertbee 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Rich W
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 06/Oct/13 2nd β
gmatthew ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Rhys Macallister 29/Sep/13 2nd
Will Hunt 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Lawrence Furse
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 10/Sep/13 2nd
Unknownbiker 10/Sep/13 2nd

Great route

with CMC
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd
Will242 28/Aug/13 Lead

Had a couple of slightly pumpy sections, but there was plenty of chance to recover.

ebf 28/Aug/13 2nd
alias dave 25/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with ed
karly54 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hollywood 13/Aug/13 2nd
with karly54
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd β
BenedictIEP 07/Aug/13 Lead β

Vix Led to the big block on the ledge, but struggled with mind games. We pulled the ropes and I led on vix's gear.

vix 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Ben
BnB 30/Jul/13 -
kitkat78 27/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Kat
Paul Collins 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
GAshby 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonj 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with jim
Alpenglow 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Greg
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd
MikeLeeds 19/Jun/13 2nd rpt
jon3163 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/13 2nd
Hidden 20/May/13 Lead RP
Bill Lawrence 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bradley Cowley
braders94 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Charlie Staincliffe 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
maria85 02/May/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant, needed more big gear to avoid leapfrogging cams though!

with Jules
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead
Calum Wadsworth 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/13 Lead
lanky and weak 14/Apr/13 Lead
with Craig Usher
Montecore 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Lizzimore
SuperMike64 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with mike hargreves
nick ferro 16/Feb/13 Lead
with Oli Birkill
Tenko ??/2013 -
samwillo 10/Dec/12 Lead
with Stefan Genet, Thomas Shaw
lanky and weak 15/Nov/12 2nd β
Hidden 15/Nov/12 Lead rpt
nick ferro 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

worth the 3 stars

alias dave 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Hill
tobyk 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with simon
mikecollins 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
manmike 15/Sep/12 Lead
with riven
riven 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Mick
Hidden 07/Sep/12 2nd
BeckyPayne 04/Sep/12 2nd RP
with John Proctor
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd rpt
climbingpixie 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Andy
Thinker01 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 31/Jul/12 2nd
Andy_B39 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Luke
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Harry Holmes 15/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Joanna
1poundSOCKS 12/Jul/12 Lead rpt
oread 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Montecore 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S


with Dan Zhou
karly54 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Paul Cookson
chrishedgehog 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Kieran Myles
Dickon151 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
petekeron 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jonny M 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
matty123 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
James Thompson ?/Jun/12 -
Nickster ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mzchambers 30/May/12 2nd O/S

A great climb just a bet wet with weather need to get on the lead on it

with Al ~York
Hardonicus 28/May/12 Lead rpt
with Jake
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd O/S
Matt Harle 27/May/12 -
kyaizawa 26/May/12 Lead O/S
a13x 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Henry Hakkinen
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Pumpy on the arms.

Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Julie 23/May/12 2nd
with Dave S, Jason
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
PeteH 20/May/12 2nd rpt
with James Parkinson, Chris Moxon
alias dave 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
al jackson ?/May/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Andrew Lodge 30/Apr/12 2nd

Just a great climb, keeps going all the way!

with Pete
Tony Ryland 30/Apr/12 2nd
Dino Dave 01/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Dad
efrance24234 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 TR
Dizz 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Cold ... Still not feeling the grit love!

with Matt K
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/12 2nd rpt
petegunn 01/Mar/12 Lead
with Davina
tatz45 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
James Thompson ?/Mar/12 -
simon1985 26/Feb/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Simon
stefelafel ??/2012 2nd O/S
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
ERH ??/2012 -
bobstones 29/Dec/11 2nd O/S
simon1985 20/Nov/11 Lead
stev1e.wilso 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Simon
spragglerocks 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Nigel M
samthom 19/Oct/11 2nd

cold and pitch black, tough climb!

with Dave
Dino Dave 19/Oct/11 Lead rpt

Again, a great route! Climbed at dusk with headtorches - wonderful!

with Sam
PaulHermes 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Tibor
Dafydd Llywelyn 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Duncan MacNeil
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
mike bridges 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

awkward but good jams,great route.

bwestwood 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
najki_2000 18/Sep/11 2nd β


with Chris Rose
Bex_M 18/Sep/11 2nd dog


with Duncan Dunbar
agolay 17/Sep/11 2nd β

This truly is a classic grit VS, it has everything, slight overhang layback, smooth moves to gain ledge, vertical crack climbing, more laybacking, hand traverse along a horizontal break and an easier finish on good holds. brilliant!

with Ben Westwood
zebster 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
adamwesthead 09/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Zeb
kitkat78 01/Sep/11 Lead β

With a bit of guidance about what gear to keep for when.. lovely climb, and pleased with how pumped I didn't get!

with SteveM
SteveM 01/Sep/11 2nd
with Kat
waynem1985 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
hotfeet 29/Aug/11 Lead

Lovely climb.

with Mac
robman 23/Aug/11 Lead rpt
will_benfold 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Alex P
Steve Lenartowicz 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Clare
cookacat 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with hayley, rosie
Hidden 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tsjx 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

LMC, getting dark.

dazwan 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb, deserves the 3 stars and lives up to the intro in Yorkshire gritstone.

with KayH, Chris V
Flash29 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 02/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 02/Aug/11 Lead
with Rachael
Freshprintce ?/Aug/11 Lead β
Legionreturns 28/Jul/11 2nd
stewart100 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
AMJ098 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
chris.mcmorris 03/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/11 2nd
mfisher 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

What a classic! Didn't use a single jam either! :)

Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead
chris smith 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
APRS 13/Jun/11 Lead
with Halla Parkin
tom.n.walker 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
CragDog 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
SteveM 09/Jun/11 2nd
with Rachael
spragglerocks 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Steve M
smithjmw46 27/May/11 2nd
David Kay 27/May/11 2nd
with Aaron O'Leary
dainbramaged999 27/May/11 Lead β

had seconded previously

Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with TOm Charnock
1poundSOCKS 01/May/11 2nd
clive-greenwood 28/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Wayne
Pete Scott 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RyanC 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 12/Apr/11 Lead
timmsy 12/Apr/11 2nd
mr spoon 11/Apr/11 2nd

lovely route would love to lead this and the audiance clapping makes you laugh

Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
Anthony Dixon 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Ben
Joshh 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
dainbramaged999 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
smithjmw46 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 02/Apr/11 2nd rpt
thetradlad 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mataius 14/Mar/11 -
Tom Wayman ??/2011 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
keith leonard ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
pedrosanpb ??/2011 -
BethM ??/2011 -
Hidden 23/Nov/10 TR
David Kay 14/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/10 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with James
Jimmy O 17/Sep/10 2nd
mountain man ed 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/10 2nd O/S
erica 03/Sep/10 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 03/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Erica
Dino Dave 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Loved every bit of it!

with Dad
PeteH 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
kieranlivett 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with nick valente
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
petellis 16/Aug/10 2nd rpt
mattyork2 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead
J1PEF 01/Aug/10 Lead
andy mcc 10/Jul/10 Lead β
with Jason King
LisaA 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
AlistairB 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Lisa
alexyoung 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Did it years ago but couldn't remember it at all so have put onsight. Lovely route, easier than people say.

with Spraggs
spragglerocks 30/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Amazing what a fantastic route this is given that it's a polished horror in a manky quarry!

with Carmen
climbing_rocks1983 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S

great route

with Petey
samcook 26/Jun/10 2nd dog

Gutted I fell off this! Seconded it on my first outdoor trip and it was a bitch of a climb. Still felt hard this time. Moves to get onto ledge were really difficult and awkward - polished!! I fell off near the top, half caught myself, half caught by belayer. Excellent route though, fantastic climbing.

with Kristoph
hellorichie 16/Jun/10 2nd
Shauna 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
JulesV 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Brendan 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Mikey and Paul
rowanrs ?/Jun/10 2nd RP
pnorth 30/May/10 TR

Pumpy and nerve-wracking. Bit of a cock-up. Sensible use of the feet at the end of the traverse should make it a bit easier next time.

with Tim Ewington
vincentchopper 28/May/10 2nd O/S

Really good climb. Lovely moves.

cjbaker 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead O/S
Sarah Radford 07/May/10 2nd
with Bert
roberto18 07/May/10 Lead
with Sarah Radford
Andrew Wilson 05/May/10 Lead O/S
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
DanH9883 02/May/10 Lead

Busy with pidgeons all over this route!

with Lee
bencole ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
gejones 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sean
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 -
raptorheli 08/Apr/10 2nd
alexrafferty1986 08/Apr/10 -


with David Bishop
David_Gledson 07/Apr/10 Lead
with Stevo Webster
Hidden ?/Apr/10 2nd
adam coxsell 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

nearly got spat off due to some fighting pigeons,amde things a little interesting!!

Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/10 2nd O/S
petegunn 18/Mar/10 Lead
with Davina
lanky_bastard 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Looked green - but had no effect in the end. Although there was a ledge full of pigeon crap!

Hidden ??/2010 2nd
danhedges 07/Nov/09 2nd
lrandall 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

A deserving classic.

Hidden 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
samcook 07/Nov/09 2nd

Think this was my forth climb on real rock. A hard and time consuming (for everyone) slog to get to the top. Will repeat this when gained more experience.

with Luke Randall, Andy Cummings
Harry Thorpe 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Phil Pavey
LouiseCowie 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S

amazing, great climb!

with phil pavey
Graeme Hammond 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
david morse 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with lole
BorisVBlade 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Leon, Neil Dowse
wildeybeast 08/Oct/09 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd β
ameliaunderwood 01/Oct/09 2nd RP
with john p, berne
Ewan Russell 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom postgrad
Ben HW 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen Sweeney
markhill371 22/Sep/09 TR

RLT Course

Will Hunt 20/Sep/09 2nd rpt
tim newton 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with andy leavers
Martin Davies 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Lemon, Noel Walker
MikeDowsett 06/Sep/09 2nd
with John Harrison, Pete Scott
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
Alex Winter 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/09 Lead
jonka ?/Sep/09 2nd
with sean
Russell Lovett 31/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with andrew haigh
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
al99 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
martinazando 22/Aug/09 Lead
karly54 21/Aug/09 Lead rpt

The 5a start.

PaulHermes 19/Aug/09 2nd
with Rich
andrew300169 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Fairly ran up it, my efforts are paying off

with Judy
madagascar 02/Aug/09 2nd
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 Lead
with gareth
mark sadler ?/Aug/09 Lead
with gareth
shugsan 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Rich Kawecki 22/Jul/09 2nd dog

slipped on layback

with Ed Child
Batt 11/Jul/09 2nd

Easiest of the 4 good VSs in here. Knackered from day before though!

Tim W 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 03/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Hoult
barney800 ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
David_Gledson 31/May/09 Lead


with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Dave Westby 25/May/09 2nd rpt

Superb route. Good exposure. Good thread at half height. Large friends on traverse are a help.

with Liam Gascon
adamwesthead 21/May/09 Lead O/S
with Zeb
zebster 21/May/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
IBR Paul 09/May/09 2nd
with Jim
cat22 03/May/09 2nd

The hand traverse was full of pigeons!

with Mike
lucasp 29/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Tom (LMC)
Hidden 23/Apr/09 2nd
good_value 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S


with Rob S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Bennykr 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Huw
Helen23 03/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben Hirst
theloringharvey ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Katherine Durtnell
gripped01 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jim Jarvis
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead
brockers ??/2009 -
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
andy mcc 19/Oct/08 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Mark_RMC 12/Oct/08 Lead

Climb up an easy corner, then an awkward step right, more great crack climbing and then an exciting hand traverse left before finshin up a further crack. A nice route but quite physical.

with Michelle
mike fenwick ?/Oct/08 Lead
with Matthew Gibbins
erica 24/Sep/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 24/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
DKaye 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Drinkall
JWB 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Button
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
givemetea 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Anna Horrox 20/Aug/08 Lead
clive-greenwood 20/Aug/08 2nd
with Anna
Shaw Brown 17/Aug/08 Lead
with cliff brown
Si dH 10/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead β
matt_ringrose ?/Aug/08 -
ollyroberts 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Absolutly superb!!!Great great route!!!

with gill
gilldando 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S

fantastic my favourite route ever??

with Mike
kitch22 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Paul Pack
Joemanglerocks 22/Jul/08 Lead
with Alison Ellwood
duzinga 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Tom
Tom Bristow 16/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with duzinga
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 -
Rampikino 20/Jun/08 Lead

Technically fine, physically draining.

with Cat
Jack00 17/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Dean
Simon Caldwell 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Dan 85 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Heddwyn
George Bassant 15/Jun/08 Lead
with Pam Waud
chris2451 11/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Ed Jones
markfairbank 30/May/08 Lead O/S

Great route, with good pro. Did abit of gardening, but could use abit more!!

with Mick D
minda_kat 24/May/08 2nd dog
with martin
minda_kat 24/May/08 2nd dog
with martin
camjberry 23/May/08 Lead O/S

fantastic route

with Alex Nevard
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Rawstron1 15/May/08 2nd O/S

A fun and consistently interesting climb on good holds.

with Tim
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 03/May/08 Lead rpt
with Simon
Si dH 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Great route. Bit of bird shit lying around. PS carried two big cams (friend 4) and didnt use either of them in the end - loads of other gear around.

with Chris James
PaulHermes 09/Apr/08 2nd
with VCC
alaan 08/Mar/08 Solo
dazbarker 05/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Pete Davis
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
nakedave 18/Feb/08 -
Booey 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Very good, a real pleasure.

Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead
decs 09/Feb/08 2nd
with Steve
tomhull ?/Feb/08 -
joe larner 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Very windy.

Hidden ??/2008 -
JSA ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Will Hunt 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Very very good.

Hidden 24/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Simon Perry 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Stunning climb, as long as you don't mind a bit of pigeon poo

with Hannah Buckland
sdi 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan
Chad123 17/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Dishustingly polished, one star max.....

with Rik
angleseykayaker 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Finally got the gear right, very pumpy climbing

with Steven Clapham
@ndyM@rsh@ll 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jay
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead
angleseykayaker 23/Aug/07 Lead dnf

Not enough BIG gear to finish the climb. Well within ability though, even if polished to a high degree

with Mike Crump
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead
pdisney 10/Aug/07 2nd
with Neil
jugglingeek 07/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Oh boy, made a real mess of this. Missed the thread I was told about by my partner and instead threw a sling over the jug before the traverse. Got an iffy friend in the traverse crack and hung out for ages placing a nut at the end of the traverse. Only for it to fall out almost as soon as I began to climb the final crack. Made the bold decision to race to the top and put a terrible friend in the crack before topping out. If I had fallen off the top things would not have been pretty. Fortunately for me I climbed the thing really well and never looked like falling off.

with Paul Cookson
Hidden 05/Aug/07 -
clive-greenwood 02/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Anna
Anna Horrox 02/Aug/07 2nd
adi bryant ?/Aug/07 -
khawk ?/Aug/07 Lead
with WH
mje1398 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
connor 20/Jul/07 Lead
with simon holdsworth
Thomas L 03/Jun/07 TR β

Abseiled this to protect the traverse before top-roping.

with David Donnison
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Helen Smith
SteveM 04/Apr/07 2nd
with furry
furry 04/Apr/07 Lead
with SteveM
Jack00 04/Apr/07 2nd β
with Dan Short
alexyoung 04/Apr/07 TR O/S
with John (LMC) and James (Fell Racer)
Benwa 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Hyslop
howlingbaboon 31/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 31/Mar/07 Lead
robman 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with stu
northernneil ??/2007 -
Ed Causton ??/2007 Lead O/S
Sean_J ??/2007 Lead β
with Timmy
Hidden ??/2007 -
petellis 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Dave
Northen Vince 12/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Oliver
Xav 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
donfionda ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Tom Hart
mje1398 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with John M
Rob Davies 30/Sep/06 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/06 2nd
dj_brigham05 14/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with John Jones
chris2451 12/Aug/06 Lead RP
with Greg Grace
proctorious 29/Jul/06 2nd

bird shit everywhere!

with Mark
alaan 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Aly
John Kettle 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/06 2nd
reg_measures 11/May/06 Solo O/S
Chris Sansum 13/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Last climb of the day - a lot of fun. Be careful not to dip your hands in birdshit though. A nesting pigeon hung around for most of the climb, until I nearly used it as a handhold. Hand traverse was fun - small footholds are there if you look for them. I jammed my way along the hand traverse, which felt nice and secure (only possible with big hands, it seems). I laced the traverse with gear to protect the second, but this is not strictly necessary as you can belay above the middle of the traverse.

with Weilin Wang
Xav 06/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead
with Bryn
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/05 Lead O/S
barney_edin 17/Sep/05 Lead
Nick Taylor ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd
Elsier ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Ian, Stuart
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
AlanDavis 31/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Howie
DavidR 26/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with John Marston
Hidden 22/Jun/05 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/May/05 2nd
MikeLeeds ??/2005 2nd
deanj ??/2005 -
clive-greenwood ??/2005 Lead O/S
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/04 Lead O/S
shaun walby 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Phil West
antroy 23/Jun/04 Lead
PenJD 23/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
Hidden 14/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Phil West 23/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
karly54 16/Oct/03 Lead
with Peter Goodwin, Alison Shawcross
Hidden 27/Aug/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Lead β
Mark Collins 24/May/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Hidden 24/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
sdht ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Mark Stevenson 24/Aug/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 06/Jul/02 -
with NickH, SF
Hidden 29/Jun/02 2nd rpt
stevo smith 06/May/02 Lead rpt
with Mark Hargreaves
Mark Stevenson 02/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Pete Johnson
Mattyk ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Neil
rlrs ??/2002 Lead
with DJ, PP
Laramadness 07/Oct/01 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Sep/01 2nd rpt
with Chris
davetigger ?/Sep/01 -
John Brayshaw 31/Aug/01 2nd rpt
with Chris
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
with Robin
John Brayshaw 12/Sep/00 2nd rpt
with Andy Ellwood
smudge 02/Sep/00 Lead O/S
merog ??/2000 TR
akhughes ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
cragspud ??/2000 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 17/Oct/99 -
Dave Kerr 17/Oct/99 Lead
with Angus Cameron
John Brayshaw 27/Aug/99 2nd rpt
with Martin Cooper
ando227 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Roget 10/Jul/99 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 07/Jul/99 2nd rpt
with Chris
climberguy ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Justin Fozard
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
chrishedgehog 05/Jul/97 Lead β
with Paul Gummy
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/96 Lead
Andy Say 21/Jun/96 Solo
jcw 09/Jun/96 -
with Martin Harris
andrew300169 ?/Oct/95 Lead

Polished cold windy awful

with Climbing Club
Hidden ?/May/95 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 12/Apr/95 Lead
with Dave Chapman
Andy S ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Dad
thinair48 ??/1995 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 17/Oct/94 2nd rpt
with Andy Farley
Adam Greenwood ??/1994 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 26/Jul/93 Solo O/S
with Steve Brewis
crater 12/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/92 Lead
John Brayshaw 20/Sep/92 2nd rpt
with Andy Farley
crater 11/Sep/92 2nd
mik1miller ??/1992 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1992 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Thomas
Neil R 27/Jul/91 Lead
with Sharon
John Southworth 22/Jun/91 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead
Roget 28/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
duncan ??/1988 Solo O/S

Date approximate

andy tetsill ?/Dec/87 -
Moses 22/Oct/87 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/87 Lead rpt
with Chris
John Brayshaw 17/Sep/86 2nd O/S
with Chris
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/86 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/86 Lead
Hammy 10/Dec/85 Lead
with Alastair Boston
Tim Bateman 30/Oct/85 Lead
Pete Pozman 02/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/84 Lead
malc 28/May/84 2nd
uphillnow ??/1984 Lead

most recently 25/8/2010

Chris Ellis 10/Oct/82 2nd
with Trevor Lilley
Nick Biven ??/1982 -
Mike C 19/Jun/79 2nd
with Laurie Kirschmeier
Hidden 12/Jun/79 Lead
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
charlesmfrench ?/Nov/78 Lead O/S
with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
GeoffG 02/Mar/77 Lead
mikej 21/Sep/74 2nd
with John Bickerdike
mikej 25/Apr/72 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Tom V ??/1972 -
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead
with Martin Dixon
greenbuoy 31/May/69 TR
Dave Musgrove 21/Oct/68 -
tutbury ?/Jun/67 -
with Les Hardman
Dave Musgrove 05/Dec/66 Lead rpt
with Bob Knapton
Dave Musgrove 30/Apr/66 TR
Seymore Butt ??/1964 -
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