Rockfax Description
A worthwhile first pitch up the wall. Start by the oak tree at the point where a diagonal break meets the ground.

1) 20m. Move up onto the wall via a small overhang and climb for 7m until a traverse leftwards accesses better holds. Follow the good holds to the oak tree and belay on the terrace.
2) 20m. Walk right along the terrace before taking a slab and bulge to finish.
A variation on pitch one called Lower Traverse, S 4a heads left above the overhang to finish up West Crack © Rockfax

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El Capitan along Offa's Dyke

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
JoRowe 20 Aug Lead O/S
with Jack O'Gorman
with Jack O'Gorman
Harvey Wakefield 10 Aug 2nd O/S
steveminnikin 3 Aug AltLd
Stephenshields94 22 Jul Lead O/S
mark44 9 Jul Lead O/S
with Angus
with Angus
TGreen 4 Jul 2nd rpt
with Russ
with Russ
C.leary46 3 Jul 2nd O/S
Kimberley Maiyh 11 May TR
Robbriard 11 May TR
Robbriard 11 May TR
Mike Roger ?? -
yossarian714 17 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P2
Led P2
Kirstin 17 Nov, 2018 2nd
with J E P
with J E P
JEP 17 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
with Kirstin
with Kirstin
Hidden 14 Aug, 2018 2nd
Paul Hy 14 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with LornaF
with LornaF
babymoac 29 Jul, 2018 2nd Sam actually started up Moonlight Variation and then moved right below the oak onto Oak Tree Wall Direct. Overall VDiff is about right - a good and logical combination line.
with Berta, SamR
Sam actually started up Moonlight Variation and then moved right below the oak onto Oak Tree Wall Direct. Overall VDiff is about right - a good and logical combination line.
with Berta, SamR
SamR 29 Jul, 2018 Lead May have gone slightly too far right as had no guidebook
May have gone slightly too far right as had no guidebook
babymoac 29 Jul, 2018 Lead started up Oak Tree Wall Direct and then follwed right trending line up the wall (rather then theleft traverse in the route summary). Seemed a much more logical line and going no where near the Oak ! HVDiff seems about right for the combination.
with SamR, Berta
started up Oak Tree Wall Direct and then follwed right trending line up the wall (rather then theleft traverse in the route summary). Seemed a much more logical line and going no where near the Oak ! HVDiff seems about right for the combination.
with SamR, Berta
Kimberley Maiyh 28 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
caradoc 9 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
with nick yapp
with nick yapp
charley 2 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
with Lisa, Jack & Holly
with Lisa, Jack & Holly
Hidden 18 May, 2018 Lead
Fiskavaig 13 May, 2018 2nd
with Andy Baker
with Andy Baker
Private Flounder 12 May, 2018 Solo O/S
penyolewen 12 May, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
ElsieB 29 Apr, 2018 Lead
jrccrosby 29 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with ElsieB
with ElsieB
GazE83 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
with AOC
with AOC
AOC 28 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
with GazE83
with GazE83
EmFairbanks 19 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
BridgetShaw 8 Apr, 2018 2nd
with Ad Shaw
with Ad Shaw
Ad Shaw 8 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
bobw ??, 2018 Lead
Charlie680 28 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
TomClimbs 2 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ashley
with Ashley
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 Lead
tommo294 12 Jul, 2017 2nd 1st multipitch climb.
with Chris
1st multipitch climb.
with Chris
Rosie Henstock 18 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
Connor170 26 May, 2017 Lead
swoollock 14 May, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 13 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 May, 2017 Lead O/S
mattfarr 3 May, 2017 Lead rpt
with Nicola
with Nicola
Ed Booth 20 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
Rosie Broadbent 7 Apr, 2017 2nd
Wayne S 4 Mar, 2017 Lead Moved left to Eliminate G
Moved left to Eliminate G
dave55 13 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
andy tetsill 8 Sep, 2016 Lead rpt
with Shrewsbury MC
with Shrewsbury MC
RichT 13 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
Astyan 11 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
heslop_ben 11 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Astyan
with Astyan
Hidden 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hillseeker 30 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
pauldrew 27 Jul, 2016 2nd
BarbsMurray 27 Jul, 2016 Lead
heslop_ben 14 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Astyan
with Astyan
Astyan 14 Jul, 2016 2nd
schoogles 13 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Connor Agnew
with Connor Agnew
gringo1804 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S First moves were wet, slimy and horrible, much better above.
First moves were wet, slimy and horrible, much better above.
AndyKnight 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
with Jonny
Hidden 7 May, 2016 -
apja84 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with AntC
with AntC
Shippers 26 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
j.anstee 26 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Hail and drizzle to add to the fun!
Hail and drizzle to add to the fun!
Hidden 19 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
ADConway 12 Apr, 2016 2nd
TimMorgan 12 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
ichowie 1 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Swampy167 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Lovely climb :)
Lovely climb :)
ADConway 11 Aug, 2015 2nd rpt
with Wrekin MC
with Wrekin MC
Tom.Priestley 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S In boots with little gear
In boots with little gear
TGreen 10 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
with Martin G
with Martin G
Hidden 5 Jul, 2015 AltLd rpt
BiffonaDiff 25 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S great aspect, lovely evening
great aspect, lovely evening
Marti999 16 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Stanners 5 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Great introduction to Pontesford after some tricky route finding with the 60's guidebook. Nice easy angled climbing on good rock in a spectacular location.
with RJLeish
Great introduction to Pontesford after some tricky route finding with the 60's guidebook. Nice easy angled climbing on good rock in a spectacular location.
with RJLeish
RJLeish 5 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 AltLd rpt
egor ?Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Katy
with Katy
scottyp 15 May, 2015 Lead
with Joe north
with Joe north
Clegm 12 May, 2015 Lead
timmyhobby 10 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
hannahbannana 10 Feb, 2015 2nd
David(20) 10 Jan, 2015 Lead
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 26 Jun, 2014 Lead β
ADConway 23 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Bill Smith
with Bill Smith
Rosie Henstock 5 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 5 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 21 Feb, 2014 AltLd
Cornish boy 21 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Not quite the winter climbing we hoped for this Feb but good to get out and do some routes!
with smuffy
Not quite the winter climbing we hoped for this Feb but good to get out and do some routes!
with smuffy
Hidden 22 Jul, 2013 Lead
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Solo rpt
Rosie Henstock 10 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 10 Jun, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Jun, 2013 Lead rpt
dpm23 26 May, 2013 Lead
swoollock 27 Apr, 2013 Lead
Si the merciless 27 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
becci_amos ??, 2013 Lead O/S
caradoc 11 Nov, 2012 Lead rpt A beautiful day in November, the rocks cold and grey against a clear blue sky, the woods ablaze with autumn tints below us. I was reminded that it's not about grades or stars. A tribute to the day: https://youtu.be/FTRGiEivThQ
with j mitchell
A beautiful day in November, the rocks cold and grey against a clear blue sky, the woods ablaze with autumn tints below us. I was reminded that it's not about grades or stars. A tribute to the day: https://youtu.be/FTRGiEivThQ
with j mitchell
Hidden 13 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2012 Solo
wendynicholls 5 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
stephheels 28 May, 2012 Lead
Rosie Henstock 24 May, 2012 Lead rpt
with TGreen
with TGreen
TGreen 24 May, 2012 2nd rpt
Hidden 22 May, 2012 Lead
stephheels 17 May, 2012 Lead
Hidden 15 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 10 May, 2012 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 7 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden ??, 2012 -
pad-rat ??, 2012 -
stephheels 30 Oct, 2011 Lead
Hidden 6 Aug, 2011 AltLd
TGreen 6 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
Rosie Henstock 6 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with TGreen
with TGreen
deklan 2 Jun, 2011 AltLd
with trants1
with trants1
trants1 2 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with deklan
with deklan
Chris Hurlock 19 May, 2011 -
Hidden 19 May, 2011 -
Daymo 12 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
terragait 12 May, 2011 Lead
with Daymo
with Daymo
deejmonkey 12 May, 2011 AltLd
with Daymo
with Daymo
Daymo 12 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2011 2nd
Hidden 10 May, 2011 Lead
Clive Majski 2 May, 2011 Lead O/S
argyle_dude 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S 1st pitch only
1st pitch only
Ed Booth 21 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt
Mark Hatton 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jo wood
with Jo wood
bob johnson 12 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Bram
with Bram
swoollock 10 Apr, 2011 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Chris Toward ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S First climb of the day done in clear blue skies and sunshine, nice route.
First climb of the day done in clear blue skies and sunshine, nice route.
uremac83 ??, 2011 -
belaleaderdave ??, 2011 Lead
Hidden 24 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Sparrowmonkey 19 Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Ander
with Ander
Ander 19 Sep, 2010 AltLd
Graham Beaumont 17 Aug, 2010 2nd β Was a bit slimey tonight, and the first piece of gear is a bit of a stretch, some nice climbing on smaller holds. Would like to lead this when dry.
with Lawson David
Was a bit slimey tonight, and the first piece of gear is a bit of a stretch, some nice climbing on smaller holds. Would like to lead this when dry.
with Lawson David
TCarrick ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
bibster1989 30 Jul, 2010 Lead
staceyjg 11 Jul, 2010 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hewin 30 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt
Mark Davies PK 25 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S nice.
nice.
Tomprusk 25 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
with Marianne
with Marianne
lizzyb 20 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S When started took route more like HVD but up from there defo. a VD.
with Katy Brown
When started took route more like HVD but up from there defo. a VD.
with Katy Brown
Super Si 19 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Neil C
with Neil C
antonymcphillips 1 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
antonymcphillips ?May, 2010 Lead
groovy_nut 22 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
with Matt K
with Matt K
SGD 17 Apr, 2010 Lead
with vholmes
with vholmes
Hewin 13 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S First trad lead :)
with WMC
First trad lead :)
with WMC
groovy_nut 12 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Climbed as one pitch, not really sure why you'd want to split it tbh. Didn't pick the path of least resistance at the bottom so it did feel rather hard for a VDiff, still nice though.
with Matt K
Climbed as one pitch, not really sure why you'd want to split it tbh. Didn't pick the path of least resistance at the bottom so it did feel rather hard for a VDiff, still nice though.
with Matt K
Hidden 5 Apr, 2010 Lead
Hidden 5 Apr, 2010 2nd dog
sleavesley 14 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with Bex Holdsworth
with Bex Holdsworth
Weedyskid ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Antony Mottershead ??, 2010 -
Hidden 4 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Leigh Phillips 22 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Samo 5 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Laura Steele
with Laura Steele
Mitch1990 3 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Good nice lead. Did it in single pitch style but didnt have much gear left when i got to the top.
Good nice lead. Did it in single pitch style but didnt have much gear left when i got to the top.
chile-dog03 27 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Ali H 23 Aug, 2009 Lead with Rob and Judy Greaves
with Jen T
with Rob and Judy Greaves
with Jen T
timjones 21 Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
stvredmond ?Aug, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 19 Jul, 2009 AltLd dog
Hidden 25 Jun, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 15 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
Mike_T0501 14 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Lynne
with Lynne
Blackgoby 25 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Trace led first pitch, I led second.
with Tracey
Trace led first pitch, I led second.
with Tracey
Hidden 3 May, 2009 Lead
Hidden 3 May, 2009 2nd
Matty 3 May, 2009 Solo O/S
KieranT 10 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckingham
with Hannah Buckingham
mick1jones 9 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Chris Wood
with Chris Wood
trigger118 3 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with Ali Othen
with Ali Othen
richi3d10 ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
matty123 21 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Richard Breakell, Rachael Breakell
with Richard Breakell, Rachael Breakell
Hidden 20 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
climbingxcat 15 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S 1st pitch
with Brian + Paul
1st pitch
with Brian + Paul
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
Fitzy ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
seb m-c 18 Oct, 2008 Lead β
with Jez Rose
with Jez Rose
jw2106 20 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Lee Walters
with Lee Walters
danleyden 31 Aug, 2008 AltLd rpt
with Nicholas Wilson
with Nicholas Wilson
Ing 25 Aug, 2008 2nd
with Hal & Stevie G
with Hal & Stevie G
Jo wood 11 Aug, 2008 2nd
with Dylan Burgess
with Dylan Burgess
seb m-c 31 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Martin Callaghan
with Martin Callaghan
Graham Beaumont 17 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S My first Multi Pitch with Allister leading.
with Allister McNeill
My first Multi Pitch with Allister leading.
with Allister McNeill
Daymo 12 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S My first Trad climb with me mate Len. Loved it.
My first Trad climb with me mate Len. Loved it.
Hidden 12 Jun, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 7 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
gibbo38 1 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Robert
with Robert
wildboar 19 May, 2008 AltLd rpt Led - 2nd Pitch
Led - 2nd Pitch
wildboar 19 May, 2008 AltLd rpt
with Phil Biglands
with Phil Biglands
andy tetsill ?May, 2008 Lead
Shaggy5 14 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Very good climb, Nick said was hard for a VD more a VS
with Ben Hiles
Very good climb, Nick said was hard for a VD more a VS
with Ben Hiles
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 Lead
Hidden 1 Mar, 2008 -
Hidden 1 Mar, 2008 Lead
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
jw2106 ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with Lee Walters
with Lee Walters
Hidden 6 Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
fennerz 10 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
smallerrich 10 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt Previously top roped when I started climbing
with fennerz
Previously top roped when I started climbing
with fennerz
Hidden 9 Aug, 2007 -
Hidden 9 Aug, 2007 2nd
cas54321 3 Jun, 2007 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
bobpilgrem 20 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Sp0r7 C1mb3r 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with nufan
with nufan
nufan 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd
alisonk ?Apr, 2007 Lead
with davidk
with davidk
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 2nd
davidk ?Apr, 2007 2nd
with alisonk
with alisonk
Hidden 30 Mar, 2007 2nd
Hidden 3 Feb, 2007 Lead
Chesh 18 Jun, 2006 2nd
with Mash
with Mash
spqr 18 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Chesh
with Chesh
a_d_tru 1 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Angie
with Angie
Simon Cahill 8 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
with Jonathon Cahill
with Jonathon Cahill
Hidden 14 Jan, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 14 Jan, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 2nd
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jul, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jul, 2005 2nd
TGreen 8 May, 2005 Lead rpt
with Martin G
with Martin G
open_gym ??, 2005 Lead rpt First ever climb in around 98 on a top rope
First ever climb in around 98 on a top rope
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
Hidden 1 Jun, 2003 Lead
Jennyjames ?Jun, 2003 TR
danleyden ?Jun, 2003 TR
Hidden 5 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2003 AltLd
Roget ??, 2003 Solo O/S
with jim, jon
with jim, jon
Wayne S ??, 2003 -
unfit 7 Jul, 2002 Solo
with matt allport
with matt allport
Hidden 19 May, 2002 Lead
Andy Clarke 6 May, 2002 AltLd O/S Led P2.
with ChrisA
Led P2.
with ChrisA
andy tetsill ?Apr, 2002 Lead
andy007 28 Mar, 2002 AltLd O/S Difficult start
with Jon Humphreys
Difficult start
with Jon Humphreys
Hidden 30 Sep, 2001 Lead
Becca_itd 30 Sep, 2001 2nd
Neil Becousse ?Jul, 2001 Lead
Hidden ?Dec, 2000 Lead O/S
MartinN 28 May, 1999 AltLd O/S Lead 1st pitch
Lead 1st pitch
cem ?Nov, 1998 2nd
with Gordon Carder, babymoac
with Gordon Carder, babymoac
Iain Thow 28 Aug, 1996 Solo
SimonN 6 Mar, 1995 2nd
timjones 21 Feb, 1993 Lead O/S
with Adeline Jones
with Adeline Jones
Strong Steve 20 Dec, 1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 May, 1992 AltLd O/S
Rich Kay ?May, 1991 2nd
with Simon & Phil
with Simon & Phil
andy@ark ?Jun, 1989 Solo
with Pam Woodvine
with Pam Woodvine
tlr 19 Feb, 1989 Lead
with Fin
with Fin
nai 3 Feb, 1989 Lead
with Woz
with Woz
Ian Archer 12 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with Marcus Sierp
with Marcus Sierp
Nigel Bond 6 May, 1981 Solo
Hammy 15 Apr, 1979 Solo
babymoac 28 May, 1977 -
with AUMC
with AUMC
RichardMc 16 Aug, 1969 Lead
with Kate
with Kate
RichardMc 23 Mar, 1968 Solo O/S
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