Rockfax Description
16m. A fine climb with great positions and low in the grade. Follow the cracks in the right-hand side of the side wall until they end then move out right onto the arete for a classic finish.
The Direct Finish is just a little harder. © Rockfax

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Hidden 02/Aug/18 Lead β
Busby 25/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Felt a bit soft to be honest, plenty of good gear throughout.

with Chamonix Will
leaht1 04/Jul/18 Lead O/S

First VS

with Amy121
JohnFJP 03/Jul/18 2nd O/S
with Piers Dance
FelixPeterken 26/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with Balliol climbers
colin milton 26/Jun/18 Lead
with nathan
Hanky 23/Jun/18 -
with Sammy
Dptidman 21/Jun/18 Lead G/U
with Ryan R
RyanR 21/Jun/18 2nd
Amy121 20/Jun/18 Lead
Flavio 19/Jun/18 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Ben Costello 15/Jun/18 2nd
Gordon W 15/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Mike Todd 09/Jun/18 2nd rpt
with Ian Milne
Flavio 07/Jun/18 Solo O/S
vix 11/May/18 2nd rpt
BenedictIEP 11/May/18 Lead O/S

Nearly freaked low down. Thought the crux move was quite high in the 4c grade but the route as a whole was a very amenable VS

with vix
Hidden 08/May/18 Lead O/S
Jmpollard 08/May/18 2nd
adamwesthead 07/May/18 TR rpt


Rob Davies 29/Apr/18 2nd

Good, but green. Cold hands.

Calum Wadsworth 22/Apr/18 Lead rpt

Absolutely brilliant. Not sure I quite appreciated this last time I did it.

Anti-faff 17/Oct/17 2nd
with Nick
Marq 25/Jul/17 2nd rpt

Rowan lead

with Rowan , Jo
Luke Jones 25/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with LMC
ndm 25/Jul/17 Lead
LMM 25/Jul/17 2nd dnf

Should've finished, really.

with LMC
Billybobsteele 14/Jul/17 2nd
with Karl H
Karl_Harrison 13/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with will steele
tomlake 06/May/17 Lead O/S

great route, nice finish

Dakam12 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S
nathanhesslewood 18/Apr/17 2nd dog
ndm 18/Apr/17 2nd
tsjx 18/Apr/17 Lead
with Andy May
Tubs 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead O/S
Georgie25 19/Jun/16 2nd
Keith Swainson 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie
DaveHo 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Joe H, Tina B, Charlie T, Janet G
SteveM 17/May/16 Lead
Marq 17/May/16 Lead rpt

Still pleasant!

with Vicky L
Hidden 17/May/16 2nd rpt
kitkat78 17/May/16 2nd
with SteveM
Karl_Harrison ??/2016 Lead O/S
freemanTom 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S

A cracker more devious and less thrutchy than it looks

with Stefan, Tenko
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jamesmoly 19/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 16/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Tom
BeckyPayne 07/Jun/15 2nd
wobrotson 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

excellent, one of the best VS's I've done.

gladys 02/Jun/15 2nd
Mike Todd 02/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Helen Lawson
BnB 20/May/15 -
bomtall 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Callum Smith 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Super positions and sharp rock. Slightly green but worth doing for the views.

tallginge 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

really enjoyed this climb - well protected too

with RyanR
RyanR 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Wizzy 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Great route

lloydrees91 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Graham Booth 15/Jul/14 Lead
with Dave Shields
Mike Todd 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Harrogate MC
zebster 20/Jun/14 2nd
adamwesthead 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with zebster
spragglerocks 16/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with SteveM
SteveM 16/Jun/14 2nd
nicnac67 14/Jun/14 2nd

Tricky start, good middle section but quite challenging for me and the last move coming around the over hang nearly beat me

with Dave Tidman
Simon Caldwell 12/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Just as brilliant as last time

with Lemming
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/14 Lead O/S
Jonathan Richardson 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Luca, Sam
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
crispycodd 05/May/14 2nd O/S
Dptidman 05/May/14 Lead
with Nicki Ashby, crispycodd
nick ferro 05/May/14 -
Somerset swede basher 04/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Sara
Luke Jones 08/Apr/14 2nd
GrahamPlant 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Luke Jones

Nez ??/2014 -
maumau 03/Sep/13 2nd O/S
ralphio 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Really great climb, good gear and not to strenuous. Some lovely technical moves. Topped out into a nest of flying ants! Nice.

ERH 23/Aug/13 Solo O/S
ERH 23/Aug/13 2nd
Ashers 22/Aug/13 TR

Led by Tenko, seconded by Arran. I followed up and collected some jammed gear. This is a great climb, and a great photo opportunity.

with Tenko
Pike 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Lovely, will come back and lead.

Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
mattwilk 16/Jul/13 Lead dog

Took a few rests to sort out the crux, definitely one to return and send clean. Great route and stunning views from the arete.

with Mark
Stubert 16/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Adrian
Mr Fuller 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Totally brilliant, probably the best grit VS I've led.

with Paul Gibbison
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 09/Jul/13 2nd
with Craig
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd
Jono_1989 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
braders94 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
Neil R 03/Jun/13 Lead
with Kevin
Calum Wadsworth 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
Dino Dave 02/May/13 Solo rpt
with None
Dino Dave 19/Apr/13 Solo rpt
with Will, samthom
Dino Dave 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Kirsty, Tony
Dino Dave 15/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Dad
vix 08/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Jamie
lanky and weak 11/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Craig Usher
Will Hunt 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Nichols
climbingpixie 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Pagan
PeteH 08/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd rpt
David_Gledson 25/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with TRFrost
TRFrost 25/Jul/12 Lead dog
with D. Gledson
Hidden 11/Jul/12 2nd
Marq 11/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Helen C (LMC)
daWalt 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Vicky L
Dafydd Llywelyn 17/Jun/12 Lead
Ewan Russell 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Dino Dave 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
Bill Lawrence 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with dave warburton, andy lawrence
Hidden 30/May/12 2nd
Marq 30/May/12 Lead O/S
RyanC 29/May/12 Lead O/S
kieranlivett 29/May/12 2nd
with RyanC
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd O/S
pastep 20/May/12 Lead
with Will242
Will242 20/May/12 2nd

Is this really a VS?

with pastep
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd
pebbles 06/May/12 2nd

damp and greasy!

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
vix 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Down climbed from crux, tricky... waited until rain slowed and finished. Crux not as difficult as first appeared.

with Chuck
gmatthew 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mfisher 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Neil R
Neil R 31/Jul/11 Lead
with mfisher
Anthony Dixon 05/Jul/11 Lead
Mr. K 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd
Hanski 06/Jun/11 2nd
markfairbank 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
simon kimber ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Hanski
Hidden 25/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/May/11 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 03/May/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 03/May/11 Lead
smithjmw46 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
dainbramaged999 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mr spoon 29/Apr/11 Lead dnf

nothing left in the tank

thetradlad 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jake Lodge
bencole ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Jack00 22/Mar/11 Lead β
with Olly
ollyroberts 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jack00
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

slightly disappointed

with rich_hw
Dave Foster 11/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Robin
robin_hackney 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lithos 03/Aug/10 2nd
lithos 03/Aug/10 2nd
Will Smith 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant climbing, wonderful positions and as much gear as you want. What more could you ask for!

with lithos
andy mcc 29/Jul/10 Lead
with Jason King
monstermunch 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Absolute Class!!

with Martin
Hidden 09/Jul/10 2nd
andrew300169 01/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with nai
nai 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
lucasp 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

2nd time I've led this. Still found it hard though not technically more physcologically.

with keith lmc
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd β
spragglerocks 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with andrea
ekaterina sigida 11/May/10 Lead

scary top as the boys had assured me that i should expect jugs where i only could see slopy crimps. very excited that i lead it :)

with Dave Green
Dave Warburton 28/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Classy Crux

Hidden 10/Apr/10 -
Laurence Everitt 29/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with mikeyg
povrs50 ??/2010 Lead dog
leathers ??/2010 2nd
with Chris Hills
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 31/Aug/09 TR O/S
with andrew haigh
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd rpt
doogstrue 08/Aug/09 2nd
with andy s
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/09 2nd rpt
lucasp 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Bit of a struggle.

with Dave P (LMC)
clive-greenwood 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
christensena ?/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd
Katie Marshall 24/Jun/09 Lead
with pjm116
Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S

red rover led then pulled rope through and led on his gear. really nice route, deserves its stars, specially the finish.

jimsim55 31/May/09 Lead

Steady away. A classic.

daveclarke5 31/May/09 Lead β
with Jim
nick ferro 30/May/09 -
Alex Mason 23/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Brilliant route.

Ram MkiV 23/Apr/09 Solo β
with Al
shaun walby 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with peter smith
shouter ?/Apr/09 2nd
andrew300169 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Really nice pice of rock and a very decent route

Hidden 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
andy mcc 30/Dec/08 2nd
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
reapey 12/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with wayne
Simon Caldwell 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Marred only by the swarm of flying ants at the top - not much fun belaying with ants crawling all over your face!

with Lemming
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/08 TR rpt
riven 21/May/08 Lead O/S
petellis 21/May/08 Lead O/S
kitkat78 14/May/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
AndyMay 14/May/08 2nd
with Emily
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
SteveM 14/May/08 Lead O/S
sparra 14/May/08 2nd dog
Mattyk 08/May/08 2nd rpt
with Gilles
mje1398 07/May/08 Lead dog


Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
tommyzero 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S

I nearly blew it! I had to climb back to a ledge several times to shake about and get my inexperienced leading head back. I was really pleased I pushed through the jamming move to the more interesting slab above. A harsh lesson in jamming for the non jammer!

with Woodsy
Hidden ??/2008 -
brockers ??/2008 -
AlanDavis 07/Nov/07 TR
dazbarker 07/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/07 TR O/S
Simon Perry 17/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckland
Dave Foster ??/2007 Lead O/S

Very nice indeed.

with Bryn
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
reg_measures 04/May/06 Solo O/S
with Ralph
spoony84 ??/2006 Lead O/S
sdht ??/2006 -
Elsier ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Ian
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd
adam carless ?/May/05 Lead rpt

Seconded James up it once, so led it on the next visit. Nice moves, but wanders off a bit at the top.

adam carless ?/Jan/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
adam carless ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/04 Lead β
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Brown 14/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Hidden 18/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Roget ??/2003 Solo O/S
with jon
Sean_J ??/2003 Lead O/S
five ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with JT, PW
shoulders 19/Apr/02 Lead
with tom
John Brayshaw 21/Sep/01 Lead rpt
with John Kennedy
John Brayshaw 12/Jun/01 2nd rpt
with Richard Tomlinson
Mattyk 04/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Tim Kavanagh
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/00 Lead O/S
SimonN 29/Jun/99 2nd
TobyA ?/Mar/99 2nd O/S

Date is a guess.

with Jim
innes ?/Oct/98 Lead O/S
with CJ
chrishedgehog 16/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
madagascar 25/Jul/98 2nd
andrew300169 25/Jul/98 Lead O/S
rachm2004 19/May/98 2nd
with Ian G
nickdonohue 25/Apr/98 Lead
with Dave Chapman
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/96 2nd O/S
Mick King 14/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Steve Lavender
SR1970 ?/May/96 Lead O/S
andrew300169 ?/Feb/96 2nd O/S
with Chris & Esta
nickdonohue 25/Apr/95 2nd
with John Proctor
rob.grafton 16/Mar/93 2nd
with Bruce
John Southworth 29/Sep/92 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1992 Lead

Done before - 1990?

ewjudge 04/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Dave Broughton
Dave Musgrove 21/Jul/91 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
pete johnson ?/May/90 Solo
lithos ??/1990 Lead

many timnes over the years

Tom V ??/1990 -
with Glenn Watson
Pete Pozman 17/Oct/89 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove 21/Jun/89 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 21/Jun/89 Lead
RichardMc 25/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Dave Musgrove 21/Aug/87 Solo
craig h ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 Lead
Andy Say 27/Jul/86 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 24/Apr/86 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
Neil McA 17/May/84 Solo O/S
Dave Turnbull 05/May/84 Lead O/S
with Jim Thomas
hazeysunshine ??/1984 2nd O/S
rilem ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 05/Mar/79 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/78 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/77 Lead
Dave Musgrove 29/Mar/74 Lead
mikej 31/Aug/72 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Hidden ??/1972 Solo
greenbuoy 07/Jul/71 Lead
with Bob ?
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