Rockfax Description
14m. Climb the flake then head left, hand traversing a block, to reach a ledge at the base of a groove. Finish up this. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The guidebook calls it a "traditional gymnastic struggle". Says it all! Mantel start, hand traverse, another mantel, thrutchy chimney.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Hidden 29/Oct/17 2nd β
roym 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S

A real battle, very awkward start, fantastic middle traverse, and a thrutchy, off width desperate finish. Did with two halves and still got loads of rope drag.

Flavio 26/May/17 Solo O/S
jak.kelly 23/May/17 Lead O/S


SWhite10 25/Mar/17 TR O/S
jamesnchlsn 25/Mar/17 TR β
with Katie Smith
Neil Pacey 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Great moves across from the flake. Top flared chimney full of traditional character.

mattcyp88 19/Jun/16 2nd
with Dad
th0ma5_ander50n 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 TR
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/14 2nd β
dig 19/Jun/14 Lead β
jimorothy 01/Jun/14 Lead

Terrific route. That easy-looking start was nuts: gave me a splendid opportunity to impersonate a drunken caterpillar!

with Scott Barnett
Seymore Butt ??/2014 -
maumau 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 2nd
nick ferro 20/Jul/13 -
rbrookes2 20/Jul/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead RP
karly54 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Paul Cookson
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
Julie 05/Jun/13 TR
with Richard
Hidden 24/Jul/12 2nd
thedatastream 23/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Great moves to the block. Green and thrutchy above there. Lots of rope drag potential!

with Vix
vix 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves followed by a thrutchy finnish, great fun

with JP
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

seemed more like a tough traditional VS 4c**, but really enjoyed :)

with Becky E
Becky E 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Didn't like the start at all, so did the Illegitimate Crack start again. Very traditional.

Hidden 30/May/12 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 07/May/12 2nd O/S
with Simon
simon1985 07/May/12 Lead
CragDog 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Alex Minshall
cookacat 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with luumc freshers, sam
BethanWhite 27/Jul/11 2nd
with Aaron O'Leary
Ewanski 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Nick B
nich0las 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan P
mr spoon 30/May/11 2nd O/S

the scoop is chipped but they are polished. hard to finish grasefully but well protected

Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
beds74 20/Apr/11 Lead
with Craig Hartley
helixmh ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/10 2nd
lithos 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

entertaining !

Will Smith 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Good varied route. The start is surprisingly awkward.

with Rob
zebster 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
adamwesthead 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Zeb
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead
lazybones 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Sanders
Mattyk 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Jenkins
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
stevo smith 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
Dave Foster ??/2007 2nd
with Bryn
pnorth ?/Dec/06 TR

Not elegant.

with Tim Ewington
nigelw 25/Jul/06 Lead
with PWG
robman 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Craig
Cletus the rock climbing cowboy 22/Apr/06 2nd dog
with Rob
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
crater 07/Oct/02 Lead
with chris
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
jim_randell 08/Jul/00 Lead O/S

An excellent route.

with RL, SL
Hidden 11/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/99 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
Hidden 29/Sep/87 Lead
John Brayshaw 01/Jul/86 2nd O/S
with Chris
johnwright 26/Sep/84 2nd
with A Lang
Pete Pozman 18/Mar/84 AltLd
with Dev
Andy Say 16/Feb/82 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/79 Lead
mikej 17/Aug/71 Solo
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead O/S
with Martin Dixon
Tom V ??/1971 -
Dave Musgrove ??/1965 -
jcw ??/1963 -
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