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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dr_botnik 03/Sep/17 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

shaun hunt 02/Sep/17 -
Flavio 26/May/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
mol 31/Jul/16 Lead
with Jesse
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Lead
Bethwoodley 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Ky Aizawa, Bruce Woodley
kyaizawa 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Karl_Harrison 17/May/16 Lead β
chrishedgehog 17/May/16 2nd rpt
with Ian
arc_73 14/May/16 2nd
jlury 12/May/16 2nd O/S


with andy kitching
Lamb 16/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Matthew Thompson
cameron_hall 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Interesting and challenging, but fun.

Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/15 -
Hidden ?/Jul/15 TR
richardt ?/Jul/15 TR O/S
tompilgrem 28/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Mathew
1poundSOCKS 28/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Solo O/S
karly54 25/May/15 Lead rpt
with Ben Wardleworth, Aidy Hogg
1poundSOCKS 23/May/15 Lead rpt

Felt very steady, a lot better than last time. :)

bobpilgrem 23/May/15 2nd O/S
with Matthew
andy mcc 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Robin Nicholson
Daniel Duerden 07/Mar/15 -
williap 21/Sep/14 2nd
scottcoates 21/Sep/14 Lead
Mike Todd 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Well named.. tough for VS but very good.

Hidden 10/Jul/14 2nd β
1poundSOCKS 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got my head stuck, then my shoulder stuck, then my knee stuck. Thrutchy.

Cyriaque 23/Jun/14 2nd O/S


jimorothy 01/Jun/14 2nd

Thought the crux was fine, the stuff below seemed tough.

with Scott Barnett
scarmichael ?/Apr/14 Lead β

don't get too tight into the chimney or your in for a tricky outing

Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Nez ??/2014 -
maumau 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
K Mckay 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Don't faff on the crux or you'll get pumped.

Mr Fuller 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great route. Got full-on exhausted in the chimney - perhaps not best to try to rest in it.

EddieA 06/Aug/13 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
Hidden 30/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/13 2nd
nick ferro 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
karly54 17/Jul/13 Lead β
with Paul Cookson
maria85 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Actually found the crux getting in to the jamming crack, not out of it! Lovely route.

with Jules
mattwilk 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Pike
Pike 25/Jun/13 Lead

Fluffed the crux slightly, very Yorkshire VS.

Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
Julie 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Jason
scarmichael ?/Jan/13 2nd
with jfox
scarmichael ?/Jan/13 2nd
with jfox
Hidden ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 15/Sep/12 2nd
mikecollins 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
riven 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mick
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Brilliant from start to finish with lovely jams and good gear.

with Becky E
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/12 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 :)

Becky E 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Well named but excellent.

Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
mountain man ed 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
vix 28/May/12 Lead O/S

Amazing thrutchfest

with JP
thedatastream 28/May/12 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
J25 28/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 07/May/12 2nd O/S
with Simon
simon1985 07/May/12 Lead
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
tsjx 16/Oct/11 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!

Hidden ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S
robman 24/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Kevster 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
dkd 19/Jul/11 TR dog
with Shirley (CMC)
Hidden 19/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/11 2nd O/S
mr spoon 30/May/11 Lead O/S

very green in places but when dry still gripy.

MikeLeeds 18/May/11 Lead rpt
with Maya
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
beds74 20/Apr/11 Lead
with Craig Hartley
Hidden 08/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
helixmh ??/2011 2nd O/S
robman ??/2011 2nd
with Steph
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/10 Lead
kitch22 05/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Marc Wise
petellis 16/Aug/10 2nd rpt


with Sloth
hellorichie 29/Jun/10 2nd
jak.kelly 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Dave Lacey 29/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Anthony Dixon 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Mar/10 2nd O/S
hellorichie ??/2010 2nd
David_Gledson 20/Sep/09 Lead

Got stuck in the chimney!!!!

with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
nick ferro 06/Sep/09 -
jonka ?/Sep/09 2nd
with sean
zebster 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
adamwesthead 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with Zeb
lithos 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S

nice route, perfect jamming, perfect cams, slightly miffed pigeon

Will Smith 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Fantastic route. Rock solid jams all the way up. Fancy leading this next time.

with Rob
Simon Caldwell 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Excellent stuff, though the baby pigeon in the nest in the wide crack didn't look too impressed.

with Carmen
Hidden 25/Sep/08 Lead rpt
datoon 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with K
khawk 14/Sep/08 Lead
with DT
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
porridgefan 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gareth Borthwick
gareth scott borthwick 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with phil and liam
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
cat22 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jonny
jonny taylor 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S

I'm a bit new to this jam-any-body-part-you-can game...

with Cat
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
Si dH 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Nice route, felt straightforward.

with Chris James
joe_alexander 17/Feb/08 2nd β
with Henry Castle
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
heidavey 03/Feb/08 TR O/S

oops, meant to do the HS next to it - should read the guide before climbing. Absolutely amazing climb though.

with Susi
red.stiletto 03/Feb/08 TR dog
with heidavey
fast eddie ??/2008 -

Full body workout

Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Chazz 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Duncan
Sean_J ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Solo O/S
robman 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S

nice body jammng gurning crack

with Paula
Dave Foster ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Bryn
deanj ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/04 Lead O/S
DavidR 27/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Aidan McGuffie
Monk ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mattyk 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Dominick Spracklen
crater 07/Oct/02 TR
with chris
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Fiend
rlrs ??/2002 Lead
with PP, DJ
Whealiebob ??/2001 -
Hidden 11/Jun/00 2nd O/S
akhughes ??/2000 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 22/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Chaps
Hidden 01/Mar/97 Lead
jcw 09/Jun/96 -
with Martin Harris
Martin Bennett 05/Jun/96 -
with MT
SR1970 ?/Oct/95 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??/1995 Lead dog
Neil R 14/Jun/94 2nd
with Howard
stevo smith ?/Aug/93 2nd O/S

Art. (lead), I (2nd)

with Arthur smith (Dad)
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
Hidden 29/Sep/87 Lead
Andy Say 16/Feb/82 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 31/Oct/80 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
Hidden 12/Oct/79 Lead
mikej 13/Jul/72 Lead
with Stewart Grant, E
greenbuoy 16/May/71 Lead
with A N Other
johnwright ?/Apr/71 2nd
with D Campbell
Howard Dixon ??/1971 Lead O/S
with Martin Dixon
Tom V ??/1971 -
Dave Musgrove ??/1965 -
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