Rockfax Description
12m. From halfway along the traverse climb the smooth slab past a useful pocket, easing with height. The route is high in the grade unless a side-runner is employed. Three Pebblesque. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The V.S.+ Ticklist.

Anti-faff 06/Jan Lead O/S

Soft as a microwaved kitten after the starting moves. *mumble mumble.. bloody side runners... mumble mumble*

with Willy Mac
rod757 27/Oct/17 2nd
net 08/Oct/17 2nd
Neil Pacey 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Used side runner on Arsenic Slab which makes it safe at VS 5a. Excellent route.

RosieYates 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S

My first HVS. Essentially a solo until the main difficulties are over. Didn't use the side runner. Good fun

with Sam C
j.kirby 01/May/17 Lead
HenryMeier 01/May/17 2nd O/S
with Smeagol
Paul Figg 08/Apr/17 2nd
with Rachel Antill
dan_o_b 08/Apr/17 Solo rpt
WillDoyle 14/Feb/17 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 04/Jan/17 Sent
Hidden 29/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Climbster 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Yorks VS, Peak E1

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 13/Nov/16 2nd β
with Matt
R Brown 30/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Pete Dollman
lloydrees91 23/Oct/16 Lead
John Brayshaw 23/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Lloyd
BnB 13/Jul/16 -
kyaizawa 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
MFB 27/Feb/16 2nd
with MB
K Mckay 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Dale Berry 13/Sep/15 2nd β
with Wayne S
Wayne S 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dale
BnB 11/Sep/15 -
Ben1983 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
CharRowley 11/Aug/15 Lead
JendeHoxar 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Gear got better and better as the route got easier and easier.

with George
gladys 16/Jun/15 TR
Hidden 16/Jun/15 TR
Calum Wadsworth 16/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Very nice, maybe one gear placement after all the difficulties if you were to lead it.

with Harrogate club
scottcoates 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Martyn
Jono_LS16 10/May/15 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 01/May/15 2nd rpt
with Gareth
John Brayshaw 16/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Gareth
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
RKirke 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Stroppy 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
williap 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S

HVS in the new Yorkshire Grit guide!

oread 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
g1m147 23/Nov/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Nov/14 2nd
Alpenglow 15/Nov/14 TR O/S
with Simon A, Adam M, NUMC
BnB 18/Sep/14 -
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Bry 18/May/14 2nd β
jimbonfire 06/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd
Alex Thomson 05/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/13 -
matt.thornton123 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will mcevoy
Hidden 30/May/13 Lead β
philboy 30/May/13 Lead
with matt g
lady_radiation 26/May/13 -
Hidden 25/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 TR O/S
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Really nice, soft for HVS but very committing. Massive pebble.

with Tom Garwood
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo β
SteveM 11/Nov/12 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 11/Nov/12 2nd
with SteveM
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S

HVS at least. Great route though, the first route of the day and the grit was cold and sticky.

with Tom
TRFrost 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
with D. Gledson
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
DaveAtkinson 09/Sep/12 Lead

Easy and enjoyable with side runners

with jw
Pete23 08/Sep/12 Lead

Bone breaking potential if you don't place a side runner. The next good bit of gear is half way up the climb. Never VS! HVS in the Rockfax guide.

with Stephen Mors
morsy 08/Sep/12 2nd
with peter berwick
tobyk 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S

You'd probably be pretty stupid not to place the side runner. Found a pretty good cam placement half way up anyway.

with Emma Akam
Louise Hall 13/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
taylor123 21/May/12 2nd O/S
MeMeMe 12/May/12 Lead
with Josh
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
simon1985 25/Mar/12 Lead
cem 18/Mar/12 2nd
with Brad Jackson
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
jac.c123 14/Jan/12 2nd
ebf ?/Jan/12 2nd
ebf ?/Jan/12 2nd
ebf ?/Jan/12 2nd
pastep ?/Jan/12 Lead
with ebf
ebf ?/Jan/12 2nd
pastep ??/2012 Lead

Gear consisted of a friend 00 in a flaring placement & a 0 over cammed on one side & too open on the other!

Grant Fulton 02/Oct/11 Lead
sjbrook 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Clipped a runner on the flake but climbed correctly.

with Dave Richards, PMC
Dave Richards 01/Oct/11 2nd dog
with sjbrook
barney800 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Used side runner but started up Arsenic Slab Direct to compensate. Main route seems pretty steady if you keep cool.

with Mark, Neil Barnard
freemanTom 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Dave Everitt CMC
andysroom 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Lizzie
Nigel Bond 11/Jul/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
MeMeMe 10/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead β
Alan Scowcroft 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Adam Collinge
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Lead
helixmh ??/2011 2nd
Conan 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Avoided the temptation of leaning right over and placing the bomber gear behind the flake on Arsenic. Real ankle breaker if you came of the crux on this one. How can that get a VS grade!

with Loz
RuthC 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Pete Ellis
petellis 31/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Becky E 30/Oct/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

no side runners, dam hard start for a VS!

with Becky E
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
Rob Davies 22/Aug/10 TR

Backed off lead due to lack of gear - worth E1

with Phil Ashton
mickJ 03/Jun/10 Lead
with mike b
akhughes ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
pie_eater_pete ?/May/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/09 Lead
mattyork2 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
petellis 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Didn't look at the book so started as for asrenic then headed out right and up the delightful old lace runout.

ollyroberts 16/Jul/09 Lead
with Jack
Jack00 16/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Olly
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Justin Tracey 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Debenham
Bennykr 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Huw
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 30/Nov/08 -
with NickH, Andy Dunhill
French Erick 27/Sep/08 Solo RP
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead
erica 02/Aug/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
CarolineJameson 10/Jul/08 2nd
with Chris Jameson
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead
HimTiggins 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with John
ollyroberts 29/Mar/08 2nd
with Adam
Jack00 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
French Erick 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
AndyMay 27/Oct/07 2nd
with Mike Nuttall
MikeLeeds 26/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Aussie Mick 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Matt. T
matt thornton 29/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with mick
ndb 15/Jul/07 Solo
stewart murray 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Unprotected crux - be E1 in the Peak a la 3 Pebble Slab.

Adam1973 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
jlury 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Adam
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/07 -
Hidden 15/Apr/07 TR
moreno 15/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
petekeron ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Jamie Barclay
bob3141 29/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
robman 02/Mar/06 Lead O/S

but rough, would like second attempt, not sure i followed the route exactly

with Tim
mattyork2 22/Dec/05 TR
Tom M Williams ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Andy Hobson
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead
reg_measures 10/Sep/05 Solo O/S
shaun walby 02/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Psychological protection only

with Sue Austin
GPN ?/May/05 Lead
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Mattyk 29/Aug/04 Lead O/S

realy nice delicate moves

with Dominick Spracklen
PenJD 21/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Dave E and Adam
Hidden 01/May/04 Solo O/S
leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/May/04 Solo RP
Brown 06/Apr/04 Solo O/S
crater 01/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with andrew
Hidden 31/Aug/03 2nd O/S
mike fenwick ?/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden 25/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 28/Jul/02 TR O/S
Trobbo 20/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with steve wrigley
Mark Davies PK ?/Mar/02 2nd
with Fiend
EddieA 14/Feb/02 Lead O/S
cragspud ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 TR O/S
John Brayshaw 03/Sep/00 Lead rpt
with Caroline Young
Hidden 29/Aug/00 2nd rpt
Marti999 ??/2000 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 16/May/99 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Whealiebob ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robin & Sal
Hidden 13/Sep/98 Lead
rachm2004 09/May/98 TR
with Simon B
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
nai 14/Aug/97 2nd
with Paul Horan
p.crooky#1 14/Jul/97 Solo O/S
with Nick Franklin
Hidden 14/Jun/97 Lead β
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/96 2nd rpt
with Chris
telemark ??/1996 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
barney@helmshore 05/Jun/95 TR O/S
with mark b
leathers 16/Apr/95 Lead
with Charlotte Evans
SR1970 ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/94 TR O/S
with Empire +
roncaves 30/Jul/94 Solo
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
D Tempest 19/Sep/93 Solo O/S
with Rick
crater 06/Mar/93 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/92 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/May/92 Solo
with Graham Iles
Rich Kirby 27/Jan/92 Solo
with Luke
Mick King 23/Nov/91 Solo
tapley 21/Sep/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
kato'sdad 01/Sep/91 Solo
Mick King 25/Aug/91 Solo
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
uphillnow 28/Jun/90 Solo
Pete Pozman 03/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 03/Jun/90 2nd
Hidden 13/May/90 Solo
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave stokes
goi.ashmore 28/Mar/89 Solo O/S
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 10/Sep/88 -
with MT
Neil R ??/1988 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/87 Lead
hazeysunshine ??/1986 2nd O/S
GaryM ??/1985 Solo O/S
with Dale
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hidden ?/Jul/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/77 Lead O/S
mikej 20/Aug/72 Solo
with John Bickerdike, E
Hidden ??/1971 Solo
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/69 -
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