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.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 21 Sep 2nd O/S
thetradlad 8 Aug 2nd O/S
with Huw James
with Huw James
Gordon W 16 Jul Solo O/S
leaht1 27 Jun 2nd O/S
mattwilk 27 Jun Lead O/S Awkward start, brilliant traverse. Finished up left hand side as right looked very green. Probably did take a little off the difficulty and character of the route, but definitely the right call!
with Leah
Awkward start, brilliant traverse. Finished up left hand side as right looked very green. Probably did take a little off the difficulty and character of the route, but definitely the right call!
with Leah
HarryBD 5 Jun 2nd
Karl_Harrison 5 Jun Lead O/S Felt sketchy due to the slimefest and fern forest in the top crack. Still worth it though.
with HarryBD
Felt sketchy due to the slimefest and fern forest in the top crack. Still worth it though.
with HarryBD
bobpilgrem 1 Jun Lead O/S Direct start up crack - upper groove very green so finished up easier ground to left.Good line.
with Tom
Direct start up crack - upper groove very green so finished up easier ground to left.Good line.
with Tom
tompilgrem 1 Jun 2nd O/S
Lukasz Kisala 14 May 2nd
with LMC
with LMC
David Kay 14 May 2nd
hayleylouisesmith 14 May 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 14 May Lead O/S
spragglerocks 14 May Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr 2nd β
RichHartley77 5 Apr Lead O/S
with WeeLee
with WeeLee
AlexDitaliaRiley 21 Aug, 2018 TR
JonathanC 2 Aug, 2018 2nd dnf Cracking, had to be hauled up the last part of the chimney which was a shame but very enjoyable nonetheless
Cracking, had to be hauled up the last part of the chimney which was a shame but very enjoyable nonetheless
jamesnchlsn 2 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
embob 14 Jul, 2018 2nd Ha ha ha! First time in a long time I've fallen off on second. Really struggled with the start! Lowered to the ground and did it next go. Gymnastic is spot on to describe the move after the hand traverse! Bit of a shock to the system for hard sev... Andwewon'tevenmentionbackingoffthelead andbeingsecretlyverypleasedwhenIsawthegreenfinishingcrack...
with alik b
Ha ha ha! First time in a long time I've fallen off on second. Really struggled with the start! Lowered to the ground and did it next go. Gymnastic is spot on to describe the move after the hand traverse! Bit of a shock to the system for hard sev... Andwewon'tevenmentionbackingoffthelead andbeingsecretlyverypleasedwhenIsawthegreenfinishingcrack...
with alik b
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 -
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 -
Jaomes 29 Oct, 2017 2nd β
with roym
with roym
roym 29 Oct, 2017 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.
with Jaomes
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.
with Jaomes
Flavio 26 May, 2017 Solo O/S
jak.kelly 23 May, 2017 Lead O/S 161
161
SWhite10 25 Mar, 2017 TR O/S
jamesnchlsn 25 Mar, 2017 TR β
with Katie Smith
with Katie Smith
Neil Pacey 24 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Great moves across from the flake. Top flared chimney full of traditional character.
Great moves across from the flake. Top flared chimney full of traditional character.
mattcyp88 19 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Dad
with Dad
th0ma5_ander50n 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2016 2nd
timjamesmedley 14 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 TR
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2014 2nd β
dig 19 Jun, 2014 Lead β
jimorothy 1 Jun, 2014 Lead Terrific route. That easy-looking start was nuts: gave me a splendid opportunity to impersonate a drunken caterpillar!
with Scott Barnett
Terrific route. That easy-looking start was nuts: gave me a splendid opportunity to impersonate a drunken caterpillar!
with Scott Barnett
Seymore Butt ??, 2014 Solo
maumau 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2013 2nd
nick ferro 20 Jul, 2013 -
rbrookes2 20 Jul, 2013 2nd dnf
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 2nd
Julie 5 Jun, 2013 TR
with Richard
with Richard
papashango 24 Jul, 2012 2nd
with Ed
with Ed
thedatastream 23 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Great moves to the block. Green and thrutchy above there. Lots of rope drag potential!
with vix
Great moves to the block. Green and thrutchy above there. Lots of rope drag potential!
with vix
vix 23 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Nice moves followed by a thrutchy finnish, great fun
Nice moves followed by a thrutchy finnish, great fun
Graeme Hammond 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S seemed more like a tough traditional VS 4c**, but really enjoyed :)
with Becky E
seemed more like a tough traditional VS 4c**, but really enjoyed :)
with Becky E
Becky E 22 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Didn't like the start at all, so did the Illegitimate Crack start again. Very traditional.
Didn't like the start at all, so did the Illegitimate Crack start again. Very traditional.
Crofty 30 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Pete Harris
with Pete Harris
stev1e.wilso 7 May, 2012 2nd O/S
simon1985 7 May, 2012 Lead
CragDog 1 Oct, 2011 2nd
with Alex Minshall
with Alex Minshall
cookacat 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with luumc freshers, sam
with luumc freshers, sam
BethanWhite 27 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Aaron O'Leary
with Aaron O'Leary
Ewanski 23 Jul, 2011 2nd
nich0las 23 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ewanski
with Ewanski
mr spoon 30 May, 2011 2nd O/S the scoop is chipped but they are polished. hard to finish grasefully but well protected
the scoop is chipped but they are polished. hard to finish grasefully but well protected
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
beds74 20 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Craig Hartley
with Craig Hartley
helixmh ??, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Nov, 2010 2nd
lithos 30 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S entertaining !
entertaining !
Will Smith 29 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S Good varied route. The start is surprisingly awkward.
with lithos
Good varied route. The start is surprisingly awkward.
with lithos
zebster 27 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 27 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with zebster
with zebster
Hidden 27 Jul, 2008 Lead
lazybones 13 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Helen Sanders
with Helen Sanders
Mattyk 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Sarah Jenkins
with Sarah Jenkins
Hidden 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S
stevo smith 22 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
with Chris Britton
Dave Foster ??, 2007 2nd
with Bryn
with Bryn
pnorth ?Dec, 2006 TR Not elegant.
with Tim Ewington
Not elegant.
with Tim Ewington
nigelw 25 Jul, 2006 Lead
with PWG
with PWG
robman 22 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
Cletus the rock climbing cowboy 22 Apr, 2006 2nd dog
with Rob
with Rob
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 Solo
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
crater 7 Oct, 2002 Lead
with chris
with chris
Hidden ?May, 2002 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??, 2002 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
jim_randell 8 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S An excellent route.
with RL, SL
An excellent route.
with RL, SL
Hidden 11 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Hidden 29 Sep, 1987 Lead
John Brayshaw 1 Jul, 1986 2nd O/S
johnwright 26 Sep, 1984 2nd
with A Lang
with A Lang
Pete Pozman 18 Mar, 1984 AltLd
with Dev
with Dev
Andy Say 16 Feb, 1982 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Oct, 1979 Lead
cenotaphcorner ??, 1977 Lead O/S
Steve Clegg 1 Feb, 1975 -
mikej 17 Aug, 1971 Solo
Howard Dixon ??, 1971 Lead O/S
with Martin Dixon
with Martin Dixon
Tom V ??, 1971 -
Dave Musgrove ??, 1965 -
jcw ??, 1963 -
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