Rockfax Description
14m. A fine varied climb up the long crack on the right - the best VS in the Valley. Any further description would be superfluous. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Gain the flake from the left and enter a shallow corner via a short hand crack. Leaving the corner provides the crux. Quality climb for the grade but a bit of trek to get there.

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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
George Frisby 24 Aug Lead O/S Low in the grade if you like jamming.
Low in the grade if you like jamming.
countchalkula 24 Aug Lead O/S Good
Good
luke_blazejewski 24 Aug Lead O/S
with Emma
with Emma
Clawson81 20 Aug 2nd You could say... It's a cracking good climb
You could say... It's a cracking good climb
Lukasz Kisala 20 Aug Lead rpt
thetradlad 8 Aug Lead
with Huw James
with Huw James
HenryMeier 26 Jul Lead rpt
with Tom
with Tom
Gordon W 16 Jul Solo O/S
kempy7 5 Jul Lead O/S Awkward
Awkward
Karl_Harrison 5 Jun 2nd rpt
HarryBD 5 Jun Lead O/S First time jamming has felt anything like solid and comfortable, wahooo
First time jamming has felt anything like solid and comfortable, wahooo
bobpilgrem 1 Jun 2nd
with Tom
with Tom
tompilgrem 1 Jun Lead rpt
Matt17 25 May Lead O/S
with Andrena
with Andrena
hayleylouisesmith 14 May 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 14 May Lead rpt
Lukasz Kisala 14 May 2nd
Martin Solomon 7 Apr Lead dog
vertical worm 6 Apr Lead
Hidden 5 Apr Lead O/S
RichHartley77 5 Apr 2nd O/S Lee was weak, I was better...
with WeeLee
Lee was weak, I was better...
with WeeLee
jamesnchlsn 6 Jan 2nd
with iainJ
with iainJ
iainJ 6 Jan Lead O/S
roym 6 Jan Lead O/S
Tom Fullen 6 Jan 2nd
with roym
with roym
mrphilipoldham 18 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Lovely climb and pretty straight forward at the grade. So, is this over graded or is the rest of the crag under?!
Lovely climb and pretty straight forward at the grade. So, is this over graded or is the rest of the crag under?!
HenryMeier 18 Nov, 2018 2nd β
AlexDitaliaRiley 21 Aug, 2018 TR
Jaomes 2 Aug, 2018 Lead dog Slid out the awkward middle section crack
Slid out the awkward middle section crack
LMM 31 Jul, 2018 2nd dog
with LMC
with LMC
Andrew Sandercock 17 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Traditional udging. ***
with ctodd
Traditional udging. ***
with ctodd
embob 14 Jul, 2018 2nd I'm starting to enjoy these awkward, horrible thrutchy routes (but only with a rope above me thank you very much :-) Al's back playing up so home time.
with alik b
I'm starting to enjoy these awkward, horrible thrutchy routes (but only with a rope above me thank you very much :-) Al's back playing up so home time.
with alik b
Hidden 10 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
olliemartin 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Magda
with Magda
TobyMakins 19 May, 2018 2nd O/S
acrkirby 19 May, 2018 Lead
tsjx 15 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Will Hunt 15 May, 2018 Lead O/S Oozes history. The only disappointment is that the interesting sections are broken by ledges.
Oozes history. The only disappointment is that the interesting sections are broken by ledges.
Karl_Harrison 15 May, 2018 2nd dog
with tsjx
with tsjx
scarmichael 15 May, 2018 2nd
with Will hunt
with Will hunt
dr_botnik 3 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S It's not the hardest VS I've ever done. But it is the most awkward. Can't believe it gets 3 stars though, two at a push
It's not the hardest VS I've ever done. But it is the most awkward. Can't believe it gets 3 stars though, two at a push
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 -
Flavio 26 May, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
mol 31 Jul, 2016 Lead
Jesse Dufton 31 Jul, 2016 2nd
with mol
with mol
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 Lead
Bethwoodley 5 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with kyaizawa, Bruce Woodley
with kyaizawa, Bruce Woodley
kyaizawa 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Karl_Harrison 17 May, 2016 Lead β
chrishedgehog 17 May, 2016 2nd rpt
with Ian
with Ian
arc_73 14 May, 2016 2nd
jlury 12 May, 2016 2nd O/S classic!
with andy kitching
classic!
with andy kitching
Lamb 16 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Matthew Thompson
with Matthew Thompson
cameron_hall 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Interesting and challenging, but fun.
with mcondon
Interesting and challenging, but fun.
with mcondon
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 TR
richardt ?Jul, 2015 TR O/S
tompilgrem 28 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
1poundSOCKS 28 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 May, 2015 Lead rpt
1poundSOCKS 23 May, 2015 Lead rpt Felt very steady, a lot better than last time. :)
Felt very steady, a lot better than last time. :)
bobpilgrem 23 May, 2015 2nd O/S
with Matthew
with Matthew
andy mcc 8 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Robin Nicholson
with Robin Nicholson
Daniel Duerden 7 Mar, 2015 -
williap 21 Sep, 2014 2nd
Hidden 21 Sep, 2014 Lead
Mike Todd 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Well named.. tough for VS but very good.
Well named.. tough for VS but very good.
Hidden 10 Jul, 2014 2nd β
1poundSOCKS 10 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Got my head stuck, then my shoulder stuck, then my knee stuck. Thrutchy.
Got my head stuck, then my shoulder stuck, then my knee stuck. Thrutchy.
Cyriaque 23 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S Superb!
Superb!
jimorothy 1 Jun, 2014 2nd Thought the crux was fine, the stuff below seemed tough.
with Scott Barnett
Thought the crux was fine, the stuff below seemed tough.
with Scott Barnett
scarmichael ?Apr, 2014 Lead β don't get too tight into the chimney or your in for a tricky outing
don't get too tight into the chimney or your in for a tricky outing
Hidden ??, 2014 Lead
Nez ??, 2014 -
maumau 1 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
K Mckay 11 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Don't faff on the crux or you'll get pumped.
Don't faff on the crux or you'll get pumped.
Mr Fuller 11 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Great route. Got full-on exhausted in the chimney - perhaps not best to try to rest in it.
with K Mckay
Great route. Got full-on exhausted in the chimney - perhaps not best to try to rest in it.
with K Mckay
EddieA 6 Aug, 2013 Lead β Backed off in hailstorm a few days earlier (my son wasn't enjoying the belaying) and then abbed off the top to pick up my gear, so I'd inspected the line a little before having a second go in better weather. First grit VS for 10 years and a good reintroduction to jamming.
with Joe A
Backed off in hailstorm a few days earlier (my son wasn't enjoying the belaying) and then abbed off the top to pick up my gear, so I'd inspected the line a little before having a second go in better weather. First grit VS for 10 years and a good reintroduction to jamming.
with Joe A
Hidden 30 Jul, 2013 2nd
Hidden 30 Jul, 2013 2nd
nick ferro 20 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 Lead β
maria85 1 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Actually found the crux getting in to the jamming crack, not out of it! Lovely route.
with Jules
Actually found the crux getting in to the jamming crack, not out of it! Lovely route.
with Jules
Hidden 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
mattwilk 25 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Pike
with Pike
Pike 25 Jun, 2013 Lead Fluffed the crux slightly, very Yorkshire VS.
Fluffed the crux slightly, very Yorkshire VS.
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 2nd
Julie 5 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Jason
with Jason
scarmichael ?Jan, 2013 2nd
with jfox
with jfox
scarmichael ?Jan, 2013 2nd
with jfox
with jfox
Hidden ?Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 15 Sep, 2012 2nd
mikecollins 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
manmike 15 Sep, 2012 2nd
with riven
with riven
riven 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mick
with Mick
papashango 24 Jul, 2012 Lead
with Ed
with Ed
Graeme Hammond 22 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Brilliant from start to finish with lovely jams and good gear.
with Becky E
Brilliant from start to finish with lovely jams and good gear.
with Becky E
Graeme Hammond 22 Jul, 2012 Solo rpt Soloed twice... once to get stuck gear as had forgotten the nut key first go, and a 2nd time to look for a crab that seemed to disappear of one of Becky's quick draws. No hardship though when the route is so good :)
Soloed twice... once to get stuck gear as had forgotten the nut key first go, and a 2nd time to look for a crab that seemed to disappear of one of Becky's quick draws. No hardship though when the route is so good :)
Becky E 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Well named but excellent.
Well named but excellent.
Hidden 7 Jul, 2012 2nd
mountain man ed 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
vix 28 May, 2012 Lead O/S Amazing thrutchfest
Amazing thrutchfest
thedatastream 28 May, 2012 2nd O/S Brilliant jamming, lovely awkward thrutchy bit. Fab. Good lead from Vicky. Bit of a trek to get there? My arse it is, try a Chew valley walk in!
with vix
Brilliant jamming, lovely awkward thrutchy bit. Fab. Good lead from Vicky. Bit of a trek to get there? My arse it is, try a Chew valley walk in!
with vix
J25 28 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with vix
with vix
Hidden 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 7 May, 2012 2nd O/S
simon1985 7 May, 2012 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
tsjx 16 Oct, 2011 Lead To green, after week of rain = nowhere to put feet. Lowered off just below the crux, cleaned shoes, and started again to get it clean. Lots of jamming!
To green, after week of rain = nowhere to put feet. Lowered off just below the crux, cleaned shoes, and started again to get it clean. Lots of jamming!
Hidden ?Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
robman 24 Aug, 2011 2nd rpt
Kevster 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
dkd 19 Jul, 2011 TR dog
with Shirley (CMC)
with Shirley (CMC)
Hidden 19 Jul, 2011 2nd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
mr spoon 30 May, 2011 Lead O/S very green in places but when dry still gripy.
very green in places but when dry still gripy.
MikeLeeds 18 May, 2011 Lead rpt
with Maya
with Maya
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
beds74 20 Apr, 2011 Lead
with Craig Hartley
with Craig Hartley
Hidden 8 Apr, 2011 2nd
Jonny_86 7 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
helixmh ??, 2011 2nd O/S
robman ??, 2011 2nd
pie_eater_pete 14 Oct, 2010 Lead
kitch22 5 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
with Marc Wise
with Marc Wise
petellis 16 Aug, 2010 2nd rpt Trainers.
Trainers.
hellorichie 29 Jun, 2010 2nd
jak.kelly 29 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Dave Lacey 29 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt
Anthony Dixon 16 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
petegunn 18 Mar, 2010 Lead
Hidden 18 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
hellorichie ??, 2010 2nd
David_Gledson 20 Sep, 2009 Lead Got stuck in the chimney!!!!
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Got stuck in the chimney!!!!
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
nick ferro 6 Sep, 2009 -
jonka ?Sep, 2009 2nd
with sean
with sean
zebster 27 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
adamwesthead 27 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S jamtastic
with zebster
jamtastic
with zebster
lithos 3 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S nice route, perfect jamming, perfect cams, slightly miffed pigeon
nice route, perfect jamming, perfect cams, slightly miffed pigeon
Will Smith 2 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S Fantastic route. Rock solid jams all the way up. Fancy leading this next time.
with lithos
Fantastic route. Rock solid jams all the way up. Fancy leading this next time.
with lithos
Simon Caldwell 2 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Excellent stuff, though the baby pigeon in the nest in the wide crack didn't look too impressed.
with Lemming
Excellent stuff, though the baby pigeon in the nest in the wide crack didn't look too impressed.
with Lemming
Crofty 25 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt Slightly damp lichen made it feel insecure. Just reread my logbook notes and it was damp last time, even tho we had a dry week in September. Quite physical in the v chimney bit.
with Pete Harris
Slightly damp lichen made it feel insecure. Just reread my logbook notes and it was damp last time, even tho we had a dry week in September. Quite physical in the v chimney bit.
with Pete Harris
datoon 14 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with K
with K
khawk 14 Sep, 2008 Lead
with datoon
with datoon
Albie 24 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S The best looking VS here. The crux was the thrutchy offwidth as expected but I just worked the moves progressed steadily, making use of the in situ cam and then found I could rach up for the hold. Upwards and outwards.
with Richard Barnes
The best looking VS here. The crux was the thrutchy offwidth as expected but I just worked the moves progressed steadily, making use of the in situ cam and then found I could rach up for the hold. Upwards and outwards.
with Richard Barnes
porridgefan 16 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Gareth Borthwick
with Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 16 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with phil and liam
with phil and liam
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
cat22 4 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
jonny taylor 4 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S I'm a bit new to this jam-any-body-part-you-can game...
with cat22
I'm a bit new to this jam-any-body-part-you-can game...
with cat22
Hidden 18 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Si dH 19 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Nice route, felt straightforward.
with Chris James
Nice route, felt straightforward.
with Chris James
joe_alexander 17 Feb, 2008 2nd β
with Henry Castle
with Henry Castle
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
heidavey 3 Feb, 2008 TR O/S oops, meant to do the HS next to it - should read the guide before climbing. Absolutely amazing climb though.
oops, meant to do the HS next to it - should read the guide before climbing. Absolutely amazing climb though.
red.stiletto 3 Feb, 2008 TR dog
with heidavey
with heidavey
fast eddie ??, 2008 - Full body workout
Full body workout
Scott Anderson ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Chazz 22 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
Sean_J ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Crofty 23 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S Felt insecure due to damp holds and lichen, would be very good in dry conditions.
with Stu Bolton
Felt insecure due to damp holds and lichen, would be very good in dry conditions.
with Stu Bolton
Hidden 27 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
robman 6 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S nice body jammng gurning crack
with Paula
nice body jammng gurning crack
with Paula
Dave Foster ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with Bryn
with Bryn
deanj ??, 2005 Lead
Hidden 30 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
DavidR 27 Jun, 2004 2nd O/S
with Aidan McGuffie
with Aidan McGuffie
Monk ?May, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 Lead
Hidden 20 Mar, 2004 Lead
Hidden 12 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Mattyk 14 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with Dominick Spracklen
with Dominick Spracklen
crater 7 Oct, 2002 TR
with chris
with chris
Hidden ?May, 2002 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?May, 2002 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
rlrs ??, 2002 Lead
with PP, DJ
with PP, DJ
Whealiebob ??, 2001 -
Hidden 11 Jun, 2000 2nd O/S
akhughes ??, 2000 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 22 Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
with Chaps
with Chaps
Hidden 1 Mar, 1997 Lead
jcw 9 Jun, 1996 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
Martin Bennett 5 Jun, 1996 -
with MT
with MT
SR1970 ?Oct, 1995 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??, 1995 Lead dog
Neil R 14 Jun, 1994 2nd
with Howard
with Howard
stevo smith ?Aug, 1993 2nd O/S Art. (lead), I (2nd)
with Arthur smith (Dad)
Art. (lead), I (2nd)
with Arthur smith (Dad)
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Hidden 29 Sep, 1987 Lead
Andy Say 16 Feb, 1982 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 31 Oct, 1980 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
with Ian Milne
Hidden 12 Oct, 1979 Lead
cenotaphcorner ??, 1977 Lead O/S
mikej 13 Jul, 1972 Lead
with Stewart Grant, E C/W
with Stewart Grant, E C/W
greenbuoy 16 May, 1971 Lead
with A N Other
with A N Other
johnwright ?Apr, 1971 2nd
with D Campbell
with D Campbell
Howard Dixon ??, 1971 Lead O/S
with Martin Dixon
with Martin Dixon
Tom V ??, 1971 -
Dave Musgrove ??, 1965 -
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