Rockfax Description
10m. With a name like that, you need a description? © Rockfax

Will Hunt 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Nick Davliakos
Roget 24/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Jimbothe5 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Dad
will_benfold 02/Aug/17 Solo O/S
RosieYates 30/Jul/17 Solo O/S

Lovely little solo, wasn't paying much attention to gear placements but didn't look too easy to protect for a vdiff

with Sam C
tobyk 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Tom
richardt 03/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Toby
Andy Syme 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Pete Elliott
Hidden 04/Jun/17 Lead
midweekjolly2 24/Apr/17 Lead
with Tim E
stev1e.wilso 26/Mar/17 2nd rpt
with Pete Corrigan
Hidden 29/Nov/16 Solo O/S
guisboro andy 30/Jul/16 -
jonnysims 30/Jul/16 Lead
yossarian714 15/May/16 Solo O/S
David Kay 01/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Georgie25 27/Jun/15 Solo
Unknownbiker 12/Jun/15 Lead
with CMC
nick ferro 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
FergusNorrie 03/May/15 2nd O/S
Michael Bortoluzzi 03/May/15 Lead O/S
with Fergus Norrie (WCC), Harris Morreton (WCC)
farmus21 18/Apr/15 Solo

Hard start for VD

with lauren davies, David Moir
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
arose 05/Nov/14 Solo

In the dark. Pretty hard for vdiff!

Simonpeel 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Started round to the left

paulerussell 23/Aug/14 2nd dog

This is much harder than v.diff, the face pitch is an unprotected 4c move, the arete is unprotected 4b and the wall is protectable but still about 4b.

with John Stibbard
scruffs 05/May/14 Lead O/S

ridiculous at V Diff! Both partners had to tug on sling i put round boulder on first ledge, only one of em got up it! No gear on arete and even top wall a bit tricky. Excellent fun though.

adamwesthead 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S


with Random lad called Andrew
maumau 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
HannahGo 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Shelley Rhodes, Sam Crab
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Mrabey 25/May/13 2nd O/S
K Mckay 04/May/13 Lead

First move impossible!

Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
sarah hawker 11/Nov/12 Lead

Started on lead, bottled it and went round the back to set up first runner, started again from the bottom. Very awkward start, trying to place gear blind in a flared crack. HS 4b?

with bob
SteveM 11/Nov/12 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 11/Nov/12 2nd
with SteveM
ralphio 20/Oct/12 Lead

first bit felt hard for VDiff

fatbuoybazza 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
morsy 08/Sep/12 Lead
with peter berwick
barryp08 01/Aug/12 Lead
barryp08 01/Aug/12 Solo

First solo really enjoyed it

ebf 06/May/12 Solo O/S
popov86 01/Apr/12 Lead
GrandmaOfShoes 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
cem 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
mikestr555 11/Mar/12 Lead
aussie ray 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
99bolivar 09/Nov/11 TR O/S

top 2 parts only

with Peter Chadwick
spitfirerick ?/Sep/11 2nd
mikestr555 29/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
timbo58 ?/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 22/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead
TRFrost 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Rog Wilko 12/Sep/10 Lead

To make this V Diff you need to start round to the left. But the rest of the route is severe anyway. Unless you have a good selection of small to medium cams this will be a solo. But it's quite an enjoyable route.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Ben ski 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Ken
Nigel Bond 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Stuart Bond
karly54 10/Jul/10 Solo
with Maxine
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
1918hasti 27/Apr/10 Solo
SteWatkins ?/Apr/10 -
Joe Miller 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Really nasty start, went round the side instead. Probably didn't do the correct route, but it felt much harder than VD

Simon Caldwell 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

I tried to follow the line in the Rockfax topo, but this wasn't VDiff so maybe it's wrong. The initial face would have been at least 4c I think, but I backed off and went up by the arete. The middle section was OK but probably 4a/b. And the final wall was 4b/c. Given that it's effectively a solo I'd have thought a grade like HS 4a or even VS 4b was more appropriate - but the lack of any other comments leads me to think I didn't take the easiest line!

with Peri
pebbles 02/Aug/09 2nd

agree with simon - no way is this vd, and poorly protected as well.

johniebriggs ?/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 23/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead
Mattyk 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

essentially a solo

with Jo
betamonkey 06/May/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 06/May/09 2nd
Bennykr 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Huw
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
reinschgm 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Warren
freemanTom ?/Aug/08 Lead
with Jenny Watson
vertical worm ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Lead
nigelw 17/Sep/06 Solo
andrewbooth1000 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Keira
ellentaylor 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Jesse
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Bennykr ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Jill and Dad
clive-greenwood 28/Aug/05 Lead
with Anna
Anna Horrox 28/Aug/05 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
with Tim Watkins
mike fenwick ?/Aug/03 Solo
tapley 22/Jun/03 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 21/Jun/03 2nd
jlury ??/2003 2nd

beware - hard and no gear

with Dave Hill
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/99 Solo
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/98 Lead rpt
with Paul Kitchingman
rachm2004 09/May/98 2nd


with Simon B
Dave Musgrove 12/Aug/97 Solo
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Chris
John Brayshaw 09/Oct/94 Lead O/S
with Chris
Martin Bennett 17/Aug/94 Solo
crater 20/Jul/92 Solo O/S
Hammy 08/Mar/92 Solo
andy@ark ?/Aug/91 Solo
Hidden 03/Jun/90 Solo O/S
Andy Say 21/Apr/90 Solo O/S
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 26/Nov/88 Solo
99bolivar ??/1984 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine ??/1984 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
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