Rockfax Description
A brilliant micro-route up the unhelpful rib. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The rib is climbed on its left hand side to a high top out.

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Jandwilson 15/Mar Sent x

After jumping off from the break several times because I'm a wuss finally topped it out, well chuffed

Matt17 08/Mar Sent dnf

Second session. Made up own beta and made great progress up to 3rd sidepull. (Own notes- lh up to crimp, rf up, rock onto rf, lf next to rf, rf up to nubbin, rh to 2nd sidepull, lf next to rf, rf out to side, lh up to 3Rd sidepull, match rh, lf up, fall)

blaza1 24/Feb Sent dnf

Fell going to the side pull, too warm

with Dan 85
charvey 13/Feb Sent dnf
Droyd 12/Feb Sent dnf
Owen Diba 12/Feb Sent x
Mike W 11/Feb Sent x
with Kitty27
Federico P 11/Feb Sent x

Second session. At the first I fluffed the top because I am not a brave climber. With Kohei (thanks for the spot).

Hidden 04/Feb Sent dnf
James Oswald 03/Feb Sent dnf

First session. Got to the third side pull using the right foot out wide method. Great climbing.

ollie_e 02/Feb Sent dnf

so close, tickling the lip of the pod. how to hold the right hand changes as you move! must come back

Droyd 30/Jan Sent dnf


evans859 28/Jan Sent dnf

Only managed to get a few moves in, good fun working out the beta!

AndrewJamesCherry 28/Jan Sent

Lots of whinging about skin and temperature, but ultimately a lesson for the mind and the feet.

Matt Cooke 28/Jan Sent x
Duncan Campbell 27/Jan Sent

YES!!! Made progress by just matching the third side pull repeatedly then late in the day finally managed to keep the core tension to static to the crimp before the break. Fell off the top, which had it been my high point I’d have been happy. Calmed myself down and did it. Mega chuffed. First 7B+. 7th session though only the second this year having not tried since 2016 and never really made much of an impression back then either. What a magical bit of levitation

with Nige, BIFF wads
Timothy Graham Peck 27/Jan Sent x

Couldnt touch it last time! Crossover beta was a game changer. What a line!

with drewish
ducko 24/Jan -

Felt impossible first time I tried it, went very quick today and felt easy so Beta must have been good! Nearly died topping out on wet holds and ice - classic (only dry bloc too!)

with AshWH
Droyd 17/Jan Sent dnf
with Gritterati
mop449 17/Jan Sent dnf

Not even close. Maybe one day?

Droyd 15/Jan Sent dnf

It's on

Hidden 14/Jan -
Droyd 14/Jan Sent dnf

Not unattainable

Hugobristol 14/Jan Sent x

Had pulled off the ground only once before, many months ago, so was very surprised to do the bottom part (to the jug) on my first go today. However it took many more goes to match that high point, and top out the boulder. First rate boulder, all in the feet.

with Harry
kermit_uk 05/Jan Sent x

22 years in the making. So chuffed! Skin on knuckles taken off then a blood blister on a tip figured it was game over . . . But it's always worth one more try!

sammpratt 04/Jan Sent
samrad 03/Jan Sent x

In a session. Had a buzz at the top.

with Dave
Hidden 02/Jan Sent dnf
Hidden 14/Dec/18 Sent dnf
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 14/Dec/18 Sent

Merry Christmas

blaza1 09/Dec/18 Sent dnf

So close, got to the crimp but couldn't quite do the jump

with Dan 85
ollyisaclimber 30/Nov/18 Sent x

Nice to return and finish this off after getting to the jug last year with the top out wet from snow-melt! Very good.

Owen Diba 11/Nov/18 Sent dnf

Change of beta, and got my fingers over the jug. It is most definitely on.

AshWH 29/Oct/18 Sent x
bpclarke 27/Oct/18 Sent dnf

Think I'm going to have to use the beta without the toe hook - bumping up to second side pull with RH. Maybe pinch the side pulls to get left crimp in.

nathanlee 26/Oct/18 Sent rpt

Not done for a couple of years. Good to see Henry do it! Mint cons

with Henry Francis, al123, goli
jammy4536 26/Oct/18 Sent dnf
davidw 20/Oct/18 Sent dnf
robertmortonlloyd 07/Oct/18 Sent x
Hidden 25/Sep/18 Sent dnf
JamesWilliams 13/Sep/18 Sent dnf

Account open. Will come back with fresh tips and cold connies

dewiturton 14/Apr/18 Sent x


Hidden 05/Apr/18 Sent x
Hidden 29/Mar/18 Sent x
Patrick Hill 19/Mar/18 Sent x

Very cold

with James T
Toby 23/Feb/18 Sent

Long term project, nemesis problem. Felt easy today, but that's how it's meant to be with these sort of problems. Very chuffed, will be happy for a long time with this one.

jess bt 20/Feb/18 Sent rpt

Much better conditions than last time. No £1 at the top this time though.

jess bt 09/Feb/18 Sent rpt

second go after fumbling the move to the shelf, was a bit fucking wet at the top had a little moment with my hand in the puddle, then remembered the hold out right! thankfully, on topping out i also found a £1 which i guess was my reward for my troubles. amazing climb! great day

with jono
Hidden 09/Feb/18 Sent dnf
Nick1812P 10/Dec/17 Sent x

Good to finally tick this off the list, the top-out was terrifying in the snow.

GrahamGiles 18/Nov/17 Sent rpt
with Clive Brennen
galpinos 05/Nov/17 Sent dnf
oliver.ghill91 04/Nov/17 Sent
GrahamGiles 29/Oct/17 Sent x

Sent after about 15 minutes figuring out the beta. Amazing problem!

with Clive Brennen, Jim Pope
Hidden 23/Sep/17 Sent dnf
jakecollins 30/Apr/17 Sent x
jess bt 04/Mar/17 Sent x

Finally completed this project after getting to the jug and the top being wet. Feel like I know every little micro beta for each move. Chuffed to have done it

Stevie.Toft 26/Jan/17 Sent x

Rolled it alone on a bitterly cold winters day.

Rory_Cummings_NI ?/Jan/17 Sent dnf
with Mike Doyle, Hamish Maslen, charliepickering
Adam Long 22/Dec/16 -

2 varations

Matthew Ferrier 05/Dec/16 Sent

To the pocket, then dropped off. Couldn't do the top out cos I'm that shit.

eazyclimbing 03/Dec/16 Sent

finally after falling from the top, dec 6th, last year and breaking my leg!

James Oakes 03/Dec/16 Sent x
with Wft
Chris_barr 27/Nov/16 Sent x
with Rob, Gus
ben.meakin 26/Nov/16 Sent x
NDD 11/Nov/16 Sent
with Heliya
Dave Mayes 05/Nov/16 Sent x


Sam Cooper 02/Nov/16 Sent x

Did it static by matching the rail on the right, solid 7b+

with Dom
Hidden 09/Oct/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 09/Oct/16 Sent dnf
mr_cf 09/Oct/16 Sent dnf

Not finished but worked up to crux, started raining.

Hidden 08/Oct/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Sent dnf
fp219 03/Mar/16 Sent
Matt.c.Warner 29/Feb/16 Sent rpt
Ssebo Banange 14/Feb/16 Sent
will smith11 13/Feb/16 Sent x

Fina-fucking-lly! I've had more goes on this than any other route or boulder. Probably at least 20 sessions over more than three years. Had sacked it off for over a year and then today I think I just got lucky. It could only be more my anti-style if it was a slab. My hardest boulder to date!

with Alex Norman, Ash WH
The old James turnbull 12/Feb/16 Sent

Its over! Top out in the dark is interesting. Mega lank technique as I always do.

Alex moore 10/Feb/16 -
malx 09/Feb/16 Sent x

Such a fun problem! need to do it using the other sequence now

nathanlee 09/Feb/16 Sent rpt

Happy to do this again

with Crew
Jonny Slarke 01/Feb/16 Sent
masonwoods101 30/Jan/16 Sent x

In the snow... Boom

Ram MkiV 28/Jan/16 Sent
Hidden 20/Jan/16 Sent dnf
belay bunny turned bad 15/Jan/16 Sent dnf

Top was green and wet so traversed off at be continued

with soph
Hidden ??/2016 Sent dnf
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Sent
Dom_wragg ??/2016 Sent
ollysheffield ??/2016 Sent dnf
tom rookes 28/Dec/15 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Dec/15 Sent dnf

Getting close now :)

BillyRidal 04/Dec/15 Sent x

Finally! 3 years of trying and it feeling impossible and today it went first go, completely static. Incredible the difference good conditions make.

mark20 28/Nov/15 Sent x
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 28/Nov/15 Sent x

Wow, I really didn't expect this to go quite so quickly. Been on it a few times over the past couple of years, but didn't remember any of the beta - hence it felt like a first acquaintance. That said, it took one session to figure it out and another to do it. Very, very happy to have done this.

Robin Nichols 16/Nov/15 Sent x
with Jemma
zombie_pat 18/Apr/15 Sent dnf
Haydn Jones 19/Mar/15 Sent rpt
with jason, WillDoyle
Mike Goldthorp 06/Mar/15 Sent x

Argggh so happy to do this in a quick session! The grit gave a lovely cold welcome with perfect connys, went down 3rd go, with perfect beta from stormin Norman, cheers bru!

with Ben Norman, Harry Wickham
Matt.c.Warner ?/Mar/15 Sent x
Tom Briggs 18/Feb/15 Sent rpt

First time since pebble gone - doesn't feel like 7C. 2nd go.

stevedude888 ?/Feb/15 -
fennerz 24/Jan/15 Sent x
with Ed and Adam
Hidden 24/Jan/15 Sent dnf
Adam Booth 24/Jan/15 Sent dnf

This will go. Waiting for a crisp day!

adam 24 18/Jan/15 Sent dnf

Making more progress on the lower section. Very tricky!

quiffhanger 18/Jan/15 Sent x

Mega psyched to get this. Eventually unlocked with the help of some completely different beta. Great problem - felt nails every go except the final one where it felt easy.

Ethan 17/Jan/15 Sent
stevedude888 ??/2015 -
JamesTurnbull97 31/Dec/14 Sent x

Proper psyched to send this in a session. Absolute classic, first 7b+. Good way to end the year.

grey wolf 29/Dec/14 Sent x

been meaning to finish this off for ages. perfect conditions today.

Ed morris 20/Dec/14 Sent x

Second session. First V8+. brilliant moves.

with stefan
shed_hed 06/Dec/14 Sent dnf

Ruined my finger skin on this. Nice moves though.

Hidden 06/Dec/14 Sent x
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Sent dnf
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Sent dnf
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Sent dnf
UKB Shark 04/Mar/14 Sent

When you're a shark ..

with Nic and Sam
miastacey ?/Mar/14 Solo RP
with Bob Smith
Haydn Jones 25/Feb/14 Sent x

sweet, 2 sessions, top felt scary!

cliffrad 10/Feb/14 Sent

Yeah! To the top, 6th day of climbing so no expectations :)

C coldwell-storry 02/Feb/14 Sent x
with B Freeman, rob lay
Hidden ??/2014 -
aliblacky ??/2014 -
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Sent
Bennykr 16/Nov/13 Sent x

In about 5 or 6 goes. Just as it was getting dark. Awesome climb!!

with Alistair P
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Sent dnf
AlistairB 31/Oct/13 Sent x

Lantern session, must've been about the 20th go of the night, was about to go home. Feels incredible when it all sticks, lives up to the hype and more.

quiffhanger 21/Apr/13 Sent dnf

More progress - got a full sequence together on video so I dont forget...

Howard Lawledge 30/Mar/13 Sent
with Maddy
Keendan 03/Mar/13 Sent dnf

Finally a boulder on grit that caught my imagination. Looking forward to unlocking more of the sequence in the future.

quiffhanger 02/Mar/13 Sent dnf

Progress - hit the top side-pull. Trick was to pull really hard with high left toe to get the crimp solid (then drop it back down again for next move).

DaveFidler 23/Feb/13 Sent dnf

Finally have beta which will allow me to do the jump. Just a matter of time and attempts now. :D Did West arete and go west and fell off the top of the nose.

with Ollie
BenNorman 23/Feb/13 Sent x

At last, used the pebble out left for move to third sidepull, much easier. So Damn Good!

Ally Smith 17/Feb/13 Sent x
BenNorman 01/Feb/13 Sent dnf

Getting there

Cailean Harker 28/Jan/13 Sent x

Climbed the same days as Storm and Brass Monkeys. Took about 5 goes. Top out was spicy as there was a frozen puddle at the top.

Gus 10/Dec/12 Sent x
with simon "the horse" wilson, sam whittaker
cliffrad 07/Dec/12 Sent

Only to the jug! Tried to brush the 6 inches of snow off the top only to reveal an ice puddle and nearly get blown off! Top out next time! :)

al123 01/Dec/12 Sent

X2. Sooo good. Went quickly today considering I've got no where on it before. big props to John Allen

Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Nov/12 Sent

to the top, good to do again.

Simon Davis 18/Nov/12 -
with dav
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Sent rpt
Thony 17/Nov/12 Sent dnf

Got about 3 inches away from the jug. Skipped all the hard moves by jumping like hell.

jfreeman 10/Nov/12 Sent x
with Greg Courtney, Daniel Turner
Apharri 05/Nov/12 Sent x

Jumped off at break

with Fred Prall
Ian Broome 19/Oct/12 Sent rpt

birthday repeat. Pleased to find the way and remember beta.

Ricky Rocks 06/May/12 Sent dnf
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Sent rpt
alaan 04/Feb/12 Sent x

To the top this time, brilliant! And not another soul to see.

with Broom
Ed Booth 15/Jan/12 Sent dnf

Got bit more of a sequence

with fennerz, Gus
bustermartin 02/Jan/12 Sent

in a session

jake_haddock ??/2012 Sent
dominic lee 27/Dec/11 Solo
al123 03/Dec/11 Sent dnf

also tried ron side force it but to no avail. only dry things there

Ian Broome 30/Nov/11 Sent

Tried this on and off for 10+ years. Felt special to finally unlock it the other day and finish to the top today. Such a beautiful visionary line, John Allen I salute you!

nathanlee 20/Nov/11 Sent rpt

x2. Feels better every time.

nathanlee 17/Nov/11 Sent x

One session. Probably my best experience climbing, topping out it felt like a dream.

Souljah 06/Nov/11 Sent

First session, 25mins & less than a dozen attempts. Once I had the highest side-pull the rest was a path.

with Alister
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Sent x
everettchris8 06/Mar/11 -
jacobjacob 04/Jan/11 Sent x

3 Sessions, the longest I've ever spent on anything. fell of the easy bit at the top cos I suck, then sorted my life out and did it next go... :)

highrepute 02/Jan/11 Sent
jussyrockstar ??/2011 -
alaan 19/Nov/10 Sent x

At last! Didn't top it out as it was a tad wet and I was by myself and, frankly, worried.

nai 07/Nov/10 Sent x
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Sent dnf
richsmithinbristol 02/Oct/10 Sent x

Had done the problem to the break years ago using the sharp pebble. Glad to find a less painful sequence without the pebble and topped it out for the E4 route version. Felt bolder than Tierdrop to topout and that is micro route E5!

alaan 26/Sep/10 Sent dnf

Got fingers over the jug on five or more consecutive goes and then gave up to preserve skin and psyche. Next time!

Hidden 26/Sep/10 Sent dnf
hamer89 06/Apr/10 Sent x
Andrew Barker 03/Mar/10 Sent x

Back for the third session in three days and pretty sure I could do it. However I still got pumped trying to do the bit above the jug and had to jump off. Had a good rest and dispatched it the next go with no pump in sight, guess my arms just weren't warmed up. A fantastic climb with an exciting finish.

with Tom Lyons, catblack
Andrew Barker 02/Mar/10 Sent dnf

The makings of a saga. After many sessions since December I finally bagged the jug only to fail on the top part due being pumped!

MicheleC ?/Mar/10 Sent x
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Sent
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
jondude 10/Dec/09 Sent x
Hidden 12/Feb/09 Sent x
lx 01/Nov/08 Sent

Perfect grit conditions, cold and windy. Amazing climb, super classic. Went from middle sidepull, pebble has dissapeared

with james
hutch 04/Feb/08 Sent x
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Sent x
Andrew Jennings ??/2008 Sent rpt

First go with American Ryan

Hidden 19/Dec/07 Sent
Tom Briggs 11/Dec/07 Sent

Just noticed my Jan '06 entry for this. Seems to be the flexi hours boulder problem. Mint conditions at 10am. 2nd go.

with Rachel Hassall
Hidden 17/Oct/07 Sent dnf
Hidden 27/Jan/07 Sent x
Andrew Jennings 20/Jan/07 Sent

Tried it lots in the past and I thought at one point I would never do this but went first go today.

with Paul Forster
Hidden 27/Dec/06 -
Hidden 19/Nov/06 Sent x
Strong Steve 11/Feb/06 Sent x
Tom Briggs 26/Jan/06 Sent rpt

Climbed twice. Ah flexi working hours!

with Nic Sellers
Neil Amos ??/2006 -

Done pre and post pebble, not sure if it is easier without

Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs ??/2005 -
Hidden 07/Feb/04 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Sent x
Hidden 04/Mar/02 Sent
+4apeindex ??/2002 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Dec/01 Solo

Took a few visits! Finished to the top

Si Witcher ??/2001 Sent x
Hidden 26/Dec/99 Sent x
Hidden ?/Feb/99 Sent
sadams 11/Apr/98 Solo
with John Boyle
ste_d 01/Feb/96 Sent x
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