Rockfax Description
14m. A mini-classic with an exciting finish. Climb the easy groove leftwards to a cave recess. Exit left from this to reach a small ledge then use the perched flake to access the final rib. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Rockfall Northern England top 50, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., 2018 Goals.

Pevans 11/Nov/17 2nd
with Conor
mournesmtneer 11/Nov/17 Lead
with Pevans
roym 29/Oct/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Oct/17 Lead G/U
Hidden 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
joem 24/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Craig
CHarrison 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks with the top half of the route easily compensating for the minging start. A nice way to get back into Trad

dr_botnik 03/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Montecore 01/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Route finding was a challenge! Went left after standing on the flake, not sure if that was right but straight up looked too hard

with Andrew Gardner
David Walker 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
paulerussell 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Liz
Hidden 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
rig 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
jamesnchlsn 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
SophieWalker 12/Aug/17 2nd
JdotP 20/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Caveman
Cavemanclimb 20/Jul/17 2nd
with JdotP
jak.kelly 18/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/17 Lead O/S
dpovey 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Katie Smith
noah 03/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with HB
dmoir 02/Jul/17 Solo O/S
MattersBats 02/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Rich J
Hidden 25/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/17 2nd
Flavio 26/May/17 Solo O/S
roym 21/May/17 Lead O/S
BMaybee 21/May/17 2nd
with roym
Hidden 22/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/17 2nd
Jimbothe5 02/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Dad
olliemartin 22/Sep/16 TR
Vikki Bassek 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 13/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead
johnjb 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Ian (SOC)
fnch34 22/Jul/16 2nd
sjbrook 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S

fantastic top out. Great climb

with Rich
mattcyp88 19/Jun/16 2nd
with Dad
PeteWilson 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S

too hot, too burnt and too tired to carry on, so just did this nice easy one to finish off. not great though, not sure how it gets any stars?

with John P
tomlake 28/May/16 2nd O/S
with Brendan Edwards
nathanhesslewood 17/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead
Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd rpt
Caitlin 07/May/16 2nd
paulh.0776 07/May/16 Lead
with hmc Steve
Hidden 26/Apr/16 Lead O/S
nelstrop 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Tried this last year but was too scared to commit to the pull out of the cave, returned a year later and really enjoyed this move!

with chris
Neil Pacey ??/2016 Lead rpt

Great route, a little bit slimy around the cave. Brilliant finish.

Rob Kelly 11/Oct/15 2nd
with Holly Spice
JoshT91 10/Sep/15 Lead β
with Chris Marsden
Droyd 10/Sep/15 Solo O/S

Top five metres make up for the repulsive start

Pike 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Josh, James
Snorfalorpagus 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Mike Morgan
mackem9 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
mattjson 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Maria
paulh.0776 04/Aug/15 2nd
robman 15/Jul/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Karl_Harrison 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
MattersBats 03/Jul/15 TR β
with Jonny
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Mathew
1poundSOCKS 28/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Edwin Han 13/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Derek
Mike Todd 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Better than it looks.

with Helen Lawson
derekwwl 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Luke Jones 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with LMC
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead O/S
SarahSharps 13/May/15 2nd O/S

Great route, that big stride left a corker and the flake is a beaut.

thomaspomfrett 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Marsden
andy mcc 05/Oct/14 2nd

Phil led.

with Joe Killick
gav 28/Sep/14 2nd β

Mark lead 90% of this, but didn't fancy the top-out, so I rescued him then seconded it. Finished on the left arete rather than the right, which isn't quite the line in the book, but seemed to be where the polish was. Bottom section a bit green, but really nice moves to step across in the middle.

with Mark
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Solo
Jacob Forshaw 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
poigol5043 16/Aug/14 Lead
with Susanna Jamieson
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
robman 06/Jul/14 Solo rpt
robman 19/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/14 -
derekwwl 17/May/14 Lead dnf

Went up the right side of arete towards top, should have been left!!

a13x 17/May/14 2nd O/S
BnB 05/May/14 -
yorkiepudduk 04/May/14 2nd O/S
with Gareth Morton
Callum Smith ?/May/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd
nick ferro 21/Apr/14 -
with Oli Birkill, Sonam Norbu
jonnysims 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Laing, andy knight
guisboro andy 13/Apr/14 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2014 -
Lornajkelly 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Callum Smith
munch88 04/Sep/13 2nd β
with rob
robblowen 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Munch
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 13/Aug/13 Lead

No sign of wedge or loose block. Great climb.

with Marc Colbeck
Mr Fuller 11/Aug/13 2nd rpt
K Mckay 11/Aug/13 Lead
EddieA 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark A, Joe A
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
leeds_belle 13/Jul/13 AltLd

Spent loads of time faffing around at the start so my head wasn't really in the right place for the last move. I didn't think I could reach. Belayed my partner from the ledge and he lead through. One to come back to

jimorothy 11/Jul/13 2nd

Second this time. No sign of aforementioned loose block. July.

with Scott Barnett
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Solo rpt
maumau 27/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
vix 26/May/13 Lead O/S


with Kathryn
Jono_LS16 26/May/13 Lead O/S
jonnysims 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with Stephen Watts, Brian Pasco
ralphio 07/May/13 Lead

Having an easy day today. Route felt very safe. Enjoyable moves.

AMJ098 ?/May/13 Lead O/S

Great route. Nice exposed position at the top and some interesting bridging

with martin jordan
Hidden ??/2013 2nd O/S
ERH ??/2013 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
riven 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mick
Mike Soulby 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
scott.hill 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tinyali 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
AnnekaW 22/Aug/12 2nd
with Will
Will242 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Due to our lovely wet summer, it was a bit green at the bottom. By the time I got to the top, it was a bit of a rope dragathon. A nice climb though.

Ander 18/Aug/12 Lead
Sparrowmonkey 18/Aug/12 2nd
petekeron 13/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
David Cowley 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Wendy Lynch
rockman 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
timcedwards 25/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead
Becky E 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

great finish

with Becky E
Palindrome ?/Jul/12 2nd
mountain man ed 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
zebster 29/May/12 -
with Adam
adamwesthead 29/May/12 2nd rpt
with Zeb
BeckyPayne 27/May/12 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 07/May/12 AltLd rpt
with Simon
simon1985 07/May/12 AltLd
h-hewlett ?/Apr/12 -
mikekeswick ??/2012 -
tsjx 16/Oct/11 2nd
Mr Fuller 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Lisa Witty
jac00 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom
dainbramaged999 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Dafydd Llywelyn 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with LUUMC Freshers, Matt Robinson
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tomtom89 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Jack
markhammonds 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Green and wet at the bottom. Great move out of the cave to get to the ledge on the left. Flake at the top was pleasantly warm and dry.

with Miles Walmsley
kitch22 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Bell
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead
stefelafel 19/Aug/11 TR O/S
Kevster 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead β
sammycolon 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Solo O/S
BethanWhite 27/Jul/11 2nd

Green in places! Seconded this but managed to slip off a green patch and took a huge swing around the arete and back again - threw my confidence for the rest of the evening!

with Aaron O'Leary
tobyk 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Ewanski 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Nick B
nich0las 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan P
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 19/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with David Burnett
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd
dkd 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/11 2nd
MikeLeeds 18/May/11 Lead rpt
with Maya
1poundSOCKS 01/May/11 2nd
Climbster 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ChrisWills 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
whity4420 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
mike bridges 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

This is what 3* Severe climbing is all about! worth the walk over from the quarry just to do this one!Climbed the groove then stepped right so as to do the hand traverse back left and so to the ledge,brilliant top section up the flake and wall.great views from belay.

with Geoff Nichols
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/10 Lead
dainbramaged999 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

lots of rope drag! hard to set up belay at the top!

APRS 22/Sep/10 2nd
with Conor Cussel
Ewan Russell 22/Sep/10 Solo
with Myself!
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd
karly54 30/Aug/10 Lead
with Maxine
ajeakins 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
preet s 29/Aug/10 Lead

AWESOME!! especially the final slab!

with Iain
Andrew Wilson 26/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tony Womersley
1918hasti 31/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/10 2nd
hellorichie 28/Jun/10 2nd
ollyroberts 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
Tiddles09 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

The first half of the climb is very good loads of places for gear and the cave bit is fun just be kind to the locals who have nested in there, the pigeons can be very moody! Top half after the ledge the big flake no where to put gear so had to be creatives with two 120cm slings a wire gate and a size 3.5 cam sling that over the top of the flake to give protection incae of fall but the grip on the flake is fantastic, top bit after the flake fine no protection but grips good enough enjoyable climb!

with Alex Charlesworth
alisonk 05/May/10 2nd
with Martin
Rich Thornton ?/May/10 2nd O/S
with James Harland
chrishedgehog 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Kieran Myles
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead
GrahamHP 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S

A really wandering route that can be tricky with rope drag

Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/10 Lead O/S
vincentchopper 11/Mar/10 2nd O/S
cjbaker 11/Mar/10 Lead O/S
pratty25 ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
iccy 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Aidan
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead
bencole ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
reubensampson 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Cocker
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
christensena 16/Sep/09 2nd
Sylvi 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Peter
nick ferro 06/Sep/09 -
al99 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
martinazando 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Zeb
zebster 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Simon Perry 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Megson
David Wynne 29/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/09 2nd rpt
andy mcc 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Robin Nicholson
sam_owen41 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
lithos 03/Jun/09 2nd


Will Smith 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Very nice. Thought the move out the cave was pretty tricky but very well protected throughout.

with Rob
al jackson ?/Jun/09 Lead
barney800 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Fun and varied climbing. Plenty of gear, but difficult to avoid rope drag.

with Katherine Shaw
skatkins10 ?/Jun/09 Lead
clairepoppett 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jim Gaffney
lucy_kempster 09/May/09 2nd
Jim Gaffney 30/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/09 2nd
Liam Martin 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Craig Thompson
Hidden 04/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Dino Dave ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Dad
jimorothy 12/Oct/08 Lead

Bit manky at the bottom. The overhang above the cave is overcome using the two cracks either side of the disc flake and a lovely bridging technique. The final move over the upper overhang off the flake (which can of course be avoided) is really good, there is a massive jug on the top block. Brilliant climb, but with a lot of rope drag - extend placements.

with Rachel Crolla
abreen 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 09/Oct/08 2nd O/S

very slippy and green

Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
garywong 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
daviesp2 23/Aug/08 2nd
harryt 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Gary
Si dH 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
freemanTom ?/Aug/08 Lead
with Jenny Watson
Zoomer 29/Jul/08 Lead

Green and grubby low down but excellent positions at the top.

with Calli Johnson
AlistairB 24/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Very enjoyable, a little wet/green in places but hardly surprising given current conditions.

Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
lucasp 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with joe(lmc)
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/08 -
Hidden 10/Jun/08 -
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd O/S
joe_alexander 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Henry Castle
thinair48 ??/2008 -
Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
no_more_scotch_eggs 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

a bit grubby lower down, but overall excellent climb

with Stuart Berry
Adam1973 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
jlury 09/Sep/07 2nd
with Adam
Neil Pacey 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S
net 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Tanya & Neil
furry 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with LMC
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Rob Nelson
Adam Greenwood 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice little route but was quite dirty, damp at the bottom and the first ledge was covered in bird shit. faffed a bit on the top ledge, never mind.

with Kevin Hanlon
sparra ?/Aug/07 2nd

first outdoor climb for YEARS

with kefus
popebenedictus 31/Jul/07 Lead dnf

Retreated due to evidence and sound of nesting birds behind the top flake

mje1398 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Solo
pdisney 18/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dom
Tim W 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Sarah Jenkins 05/May/07 2nd
with Tim W
gingerkate 03/May/07 2nd O/S
with L
Bob Clough 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Claire Richardson
Sean_J ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Lead β
jonny taylor 02/Dec/06 2nd
with Flicka
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/06 Lead β
Hidden 17/Jul/06 Lead
robman 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S

twin ropes a must!

with Paula
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead
with Bryn
Hidden ??/2005 -
jonny taylor ??/2005 Lead O/S

A double rope is pretty much compulsory

rock ape ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Linzy T
clive-greenwood 19/Sep/04 2nd
with Anna
Anna Horrox 19/Sep/04 Lead
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/04 2nd rpt
with Paul Doyle
DavidR 19/May/04 Lead O/S
with Aidan McGuffie
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 18/Apr/04 Lead
with simon blythe
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
crater 07/Oct/02 Lead
with chris
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd O/S
Just Another Dave 18/May/02 Solo O/S
cem 18/May/02 2nd
with Werner
Mark Davies PK ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Fiend
rlrs ??/2002 2nd
with PP, DJ
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Mattyk ??/2001 Lead O/S

1st Route on Yorkshire Grit. could have been 2000?

with Tim Kavanagh
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
Laramadness 09/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with RF
jim_randell 08/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
akhughes ??/2000 Lead O/S
beaumap 06/Nov/99 Lead
with John Stafford
Hidden 09/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 31/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1999 -
Mark Stevenson 15/Feb/98 Lead O/S
andrew300169 05/Feb/98 Lead
Bug ??/1998 -
nickdonohue 28/May/97 2nd
chrishedgehog 10/Oct/96 Lead O/S
with Dan Bailey
Martin Bennett 05/Jun/96 -
with MT
SR1970 ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/94 Lead
tapley 22/Jun/94 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 23/May/93 Lead
crater 19/May/93 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/92 Lead rpt
with Andy Farley
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
pete johnson ?/Jul/90 -
with Ashley Hardwell
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
Hidden 27/Sep/87 Lead
Pete Pozman 08/Feb/87 AltLd dog
with John Byrne
Bullybones ??/1985 Lead
johnwright 26/Sep/84 2nd
with A Lang
Martin Bennett 29/May/84 Solo
Andy Say 13/Mar/83 Solo O/S
John Marsland 20/Apr/81 Lead
with Cliff Barker
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/80 2nd O/S
with Phil Newell
Hidden 27/Oct/79 Lead
RichardMc 04/Jun/78 Lead O/S
with Keith Peel
mikej 04/Jun/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant, E
mikej 05/Aug/71 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead O/S
with Martin Dixon
Dave Musgrove ??/1967 -
with Bob Knapton
jcw ??/1963 -
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