Rockfax Description
16m. A fine climb and a bit more amenable. Pull onto the hanging wall and follow it right as it gets ever narrower. Sustained and awkward, especially for the tall, although good gear is available. Continue to a grand finish on the flutings. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Hard to start, awkward to continue, superb to finish, good gear and hands off rests.

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SEDaniels 26 Aug Lead O/S
with Reyer Van Gils
with Reyer Van Gils
AndyGriffiths 29 Jun 2nd
David Cooper 29 Jun Lead RP Stunning route. Took a couple of trys to get onto the wall. Sustained interest the rest of the way
Stunning route. Took a couple of trys to get onto the wall. Sustained interest the rest of the way
Hidden 31 May -
WillRhodes 12 May Lead O/S Proper romp. Massive footholds, so quite amenable for shartarses bar the start. Easier than the mincer, it’s spiritual twin.
with Andy Swann
Proper romp. Massive footholds, so quite amenable for shartarses bar the start. Easier than the mincer, it’s spiritual twin.
with Andy Swann
Alex Riley 10 May Lead O/S
Adamski1986 28 Apr 2nd
with Gema Martin Ordas
with Gema Martin Ordas
Hidden 28 Apr Lead
Connorh 19 Feb Lead RP
metrorat 19 Feb 2nd
with Connorh
with Connorh
Jmpollard 20 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with Zoe O
with Zoe O
Rjennis 28 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
AJMullen 19 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt Always fun
Always fun
AJMullen 19 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt Cleaned the route after partner unable to start the route
Cleaned the route after partner unable to start the route
tsjx 8 Jul, 2018 2nd
topsyturvy 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Steph2004 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S Tough start, quite tricky at places..
Tough start, quite tricky at places..
joem 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
nickb1 6 May, 2018 Solo O/S
Rob McGurk 22 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Superb climbing. Sustained! Had a bit of drama retrieving gear...
Superb climbing. Sustained! Had a bit of drama retrieving gear...
alanp1992 ?Apr, 2018 -
08nbrierley 22 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 19 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with salix
with salix
salix 19 Aug, 2017 2nd
with Dr Toph
with Dr Toph
kdlauder 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
manuelabucci 13 Aug, 2017 2nd If you are flexible enough it's just balance with minimum strength involved. Good fun though!
If you are flexible enough it's just balance with minimum strength involved. Good fun though!
AJMullen 17 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt Repeat to remove the cam I left behind. Still great climbing the second tome to around
Repeat to remove the cam I left behind. Still great climbing the second tome to around
AJMullen 16 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Good wall climbing lead to blind head banging groping. Good gear. Although my red 2 cam proved to hard to remove on the second. Pleased to get the lead on this.
Good wall climbing lead to blind head banging groping. Good gear. Although my red 2 cam proved to hard to remove on the second. Pleased to get the lead on this.
JemG 18 Jun, 2017 Lead Awkward! And hard moves coming out of the cramped space before the finish
Awkward! And hard moves coming out of the cramped space before the finish
Hidden 27 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Murray64 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Phlip
with Phlip
Woodiee 24 May, 2017 2nd rpt Big d finally slayed his nemisis! Still as awkward as i remember- tho lucky im short!
with duncman
Big d finally slayed his nemisis! Still as awkward as i remember- tho lucky im short!
with duncman
Georgie25 13 May, 2017 Lead Well pleased to get this led!
Well pleased to get this led!
Anne Fairbank 23 Apr, 2017 2nd dog
markfairbank 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Must do route. Really cool climbing.
Must do route. Really cool climbing.
Scott Quinn 16 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden 15 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
noskki 9 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2017 2nd
petegunn 16 Feb, 2017 Lead
scoth ??, 2017 2nd O/S Awkward to say the least, not sure it deserves 3 stars.
with Franklin
Awkward to say the least, not sure it deserves 3 stars.
with Franklin
Hidden ??, 2017 Lead
megdc ??, 2017 2nd
Slyven 16 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S
with Axel
with Axel
Bloke on a Rope 5 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Would say that 'wrongfax' got this one right(E1 not HVS) ,although it's very well protected getting the gear in feels sustained, and if you're over 6ft it's hard to find restful positions. Was defo warm after this warmup!
Would say that 'wrongfax' got this one right(E1 not HVS) ,although it's very well protected getting the gear in feels sustained, and if you're over 6ft it's hard to find restful positions. Was defo warm after this warmup!
Climbster 5 Sep, 2016 2nd β
dynodean 29 Aug, 2016 2nd β Didn't find the start too difficult, although very strenuous the whole way through. Will have to come back and lead.
with Alan
Didn't find the start too difficult, although very strenuous the whole way through. Will have to come back and lead.
with Alan
Hidden 28 Aug, 2016 Lead
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 23 May, 2016 Lead dnf Couldn't start the route. Will have to come back another time
with Ursula moore
Couldn't start the route. Will have to come back another time
with Ursula moore
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Cassidy 10 Apr, 2016 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Dervey 26 Oct, 2015 2nd rpt
with Liam
with Liam
Alastair R 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Steve Elliot
with Steve Elliot
Alpenglow 3 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Sustained and awkward for the tall... about right
with Adam M, Val
Sustained and awkward for the tall... about right
with Adam M, Val
Keith Swainson 24 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dave Crofts
with Dave Crofts
Hidden 16 May, 2015 Solo dnf
eaf4 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S Cracking route. didn't feel too pumped, good gear brilliant pulling round onto flutings.
with Brian Shackleton
Cracking route. didn't feel too pumped, good gear brilliant pulling round onto flutings.
with Brian Shackleton
noemie5438 2 May, 2015 2nd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S First move powerful, got talked up it by Euan. Rest is in good footwork
with Tom Jumar, noemie5438
First move powerful, got talked up it by Euan. Rest is in good footwork
with Tom Jumar, noemie5438
jonnie3430 11 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Will
with Will
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 5 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Hvs
Hvs
robertmctague 5 Apr, 2015 Solo rpt
Adamski1986 15 Mar, 2015 2nd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 Lead
madeleine 21 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ri
with Ri
andybirtwistle ??, 2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 2nd
Sara 25 Oct, 2014 2nd
MightyStew 25 Oct, 2014 Lead dog Rested on a cam, awkward if you're tall!
Rested on a cam, awkward if you're tall!
tomwhitchurch 19 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
stuardo 5 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
Julian Cooper 5 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with Stuart Knott
with Stuart Knott
Sebcosta ?Oct, 2014 2nd
SteveJCox ?Sep, 2014 Solo β
stuart34 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Adam Russell
with Doug the thug, Adam Russell
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
D.Russell 31 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Dervey 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Klingon 20 Aug, 2014 Lead RP John lead & came off after 1st nut popped. I did the route but on John's pre-placed gear. Plus had a helping hand at the start.
with Clyde
John lead & came off after 1st nut popped. I did the route but on John's pre-placed gear. Plus had a helping hand at the start.
with Clyde
pipof747 19 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 13 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Ted Lister
with Ted Lister
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
robertmichaellovell 14 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Dave Bulley, Bex
with Dave Bulley, Bex
Nille 1 Jun, 2014 2nd
johannes 1 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Fantastic route. Drenched in sweat at the top.
Fantastic route. Drenched in sweat at the top.
James90 18 May, 2014 Lead dog rested on gear
rested on gear
HaddRoots 18 May, 2014 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 12 Apr, 2014 2nd
stub1990 12 Apr, 2014 Lead β
with Adam Gregg
with Adam Gregg
watson.b 12 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Russ
with Russ
climberchristy 22 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S A fine route easier for short. Well protected.
with bencole
A fine route easier for short. Well protected.
with bencole
malinkvist 12 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
with Sam
with Sam
samwillo 12 Mar, 2014 Lead
Macleod 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ian Rickerby, anthony
with Ian Rickerby, anthony
Hidden 2 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 2nd β
salix 22 Sep, 2013 2nd Tough start, easy to get wedged!
with Jules, Frazer
Tough start, easy to get wedged!
with Jules, Frazer
Ulgrid 22 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with Other Will, Fraz
with Other Will, Fraz
Antd 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 2nd
oliverk 30 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Tim E, dwhaley
with Tim E, dwhaley
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 2nd
Tobes 10 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with mejulie
with mejulie
Dervey 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Lunar25 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S E1 without a doubt as v sustained (particularly for the tall) Great gear throughout though
with Phil Marsh
E1 without a doubt as v sustained (particularly for the tall) Great gear throughout though
with Phil Marsh
Hidden 12 May, 2013 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 5 May, 2013 2nd β
with Stewart Rattray
with Stewart Rattray
Hidden 4 May, 2013 Lead
Adamski1986 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Richard Gage
with Richard Gage
GraMc 11 Nov, 2012 Solo rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 7 Nov, 2012 Lead
with Charl
with Charl
robertmichaellovell 13 Oct, 2012 2nd
with a_hein
with a_hein
a_hein 13 Oct, 2012 Lead
georgedunton 6 Oct, 2012 Lead RP
Hidden 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 3 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 3 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S Stiff start.
Stiff start.
redshapedfriday 26 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with tom anderson
with tom anderson
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 Lead β
tlmarjot 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with ben_lea
with ben_lea
tomB 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Juliette
with Juliette
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 12 May, 2012 2nd dnf
andyinglis 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
yarbles ?May, 2012 Lead
Blackthorn ?May, 2012 2nd
with yarbles
with yarbles
Hidden 22 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 18 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jan, 2012 2nd rpt
ed.burton 12 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Matt Murphy
with Matt Murphy
Hidden ??, 2012 2nd dnf
Hidden 9 Dec, 2011 2nd
petegunn 9 Dec, 2011 Lead Tricky move before the jug-tastic finish, pumpy!
Tricky move before the jug-tastic finish, pumpy!
elCapitano 26 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S Stiff warm up.
with Patch
Stiff warm up.
with Patch
Alasdair Fulton 20 Nov, 2011 2nd
Ross Barnes 20 Nov, 2011 Lead
roberto18 23 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with ewan russell
with ewan russell
Hidden 22 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 22 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
whispering nic 18 Oct, 2011 Lead β Took over after Al retreated. Grim! Welsh E3!
with Al Reid
Took over after Al retreated. Grim! Welsh E3!
with Al Reid
cat22 16 Oct, 2011 2nd
tomdude 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S tiring! haven't sweated so much while climbing for ages
tiring! haven't sweated so much while climbing for ages
robertmichaellovell 15 Oct, 2011 2nd
with tomdude
with tomdude
klipkabouter 6 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S pumpy
pumpy
Timo Austino 4 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Chris with webbed feet
with Chris with webbed feet
Hidden 13 Sep, 2011 2nd
robertmichaellovell 21 Aug, 2011 Lead
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
wence 21 Aug, 2011 2nd
Natalie feather ?Aug, 2011 Lead
Hidden 25 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
smollett 13 Jul, 2011 Lead Good route, good gear
with paul
Good route, good gear
with paul
Hidden 17 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
pudding 17 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
wookie667 15 Jun, 2011 2nd
Klingon 13 May, 2011 2nd Tough!!!!! Hung on nut under overhang - tired. No way I could lead this! Plus v. hard start
with Klingon
Tough!!!!! Hung on nut under overhang - tired. No way I could lead this! Plus v. hard start
with Klingon
Hidden 1 Apr, 2011 2nd
GraMc 1 Apr, 2011 Lead dog got pumped and had to rest once
got pumped and had to rest once
James Rolf ??, 2011 2nd dnf
gaz.marshall 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with sgl
with sgl
mikecollins 18 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with stg
with stg
scott gibson 1 Sep, 2010 Solo
with graeme read
with graeme read
nic42 24 Aug, 2010 2nd dog
with dru
with dru
ferdia 21 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
mattyork2 20 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with RuthC
with RuthC
Chriswallis2 19 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S nails
with annaEM
nails
with annaEM
gforce 25 Jul, 2010 Lead
James Prowse 25 Jul, 2010 2nd
with Graham
with Graham
steveb2006 24 Jul, 2010 2nd Good route
with Paul E
Good route
with Paul E
Woodiee 8 May, 2010 Lead O/S awesome! - bit of a sandbag at HVS due to the awkwardness of the upper moves- fine postition tho! Finally found a route which is easier for the short! :)
with MDowson
awesome! - bit of a sandbag at HVS due to the awkwardness of the upper moves- fine postition tho! Finally found a route which is easier for the short! :)
with MDowson
MDowson 8 May, 2010 2nd
with Woodiee
with Woodiee
CharlieMack 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 26 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S Good climbing and situations, bit scrunched up. Borderline E1? - I'd say so.
Good climbing and situations, bit scrunched up. Borderline E1? - I'd say so.
pete87abs 23 Oct, 2009 Lead β
with DJayB
with DJayB
Will Hunt 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S Bloody awkward
Bloody awkward
Dave Warburton 17 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Brilliant. Done to warm up and it certainly did just that!
Brilliant. Done to warm up and it certainly did just that!
akhughes 22 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S
with Mgeek
with Mgeek
jored 16 Aug, 2009 Lead
with paul
with paul
michaelb1 11 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S hard start, nice from then on. Good gear.
with J Herb
hard start, nice from then on. Good gear.
with J Herb
Colin Matheson 8 Jul, 2009 2nd dnf Needed help to start, struggled to near the end of the sloping traverse, couldn't get gear out, opted to pendulum off
with KIn
Needed help to start, struggled to near the end of the sloping traverse, couldn't get gear out, opted to pendulum off
with KIn
Skinny Kin 8 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Yes, Colin. It's E1 on UKC's database and only HVS in Northumberland guidebook!
Yes, Colin. It's E1 on UKC's database and only HVS in Northumberland guidebook!
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead β
chris sm 23 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 5 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
Boy ?Mar, 2009 -
with Fiona Fullwood
with Fiona Fullwood
CalumC 24 Jan, 2009 2nd β Needed some help with the bouldery start!
Needed some help with the bouldery start!
Andy Moles 24 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
with CalumC
with CalumC
j0shwyatt000 ??, 2009 2nd dog
andymoin 2 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S Another mental route, awkward, Sean got a head jam lol.
Another mental route, awkward, Sean got a head jam lol.
Sean Bell 2 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S Managed a hands free head jam shake out, superb route.
Managed a hands free head jam shake out, superb route.
pimpy 4 Jul, 2008 Lead
with burto
with burto
Hidden 29 Jun, 2008 -
dave o 7 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with JuliaH
with JuliaH
Hidden 7 Apr, 2007 2nd dnf
chris2451 5 Apr, 2007 Lead dog
with DJayB
with DJayB
Hidden 5 Apr, 2007 2nd rpt
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
GPN ?Nov, 2006 2nd A proper HVS!
with jamster
A proper HVS!
with jamster
Hidden 9 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
chris2451 9 Aug, 2006 2nd dog
with DJayB
with DJayB
barney_edin ?Jul, 2006 Lead
Hidden 14 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??, 2006 -
UKB Shark 12 Nov, 2005 Solo rpt
John Pickles 7 Sep, 2005 Lead rpt
with 8848
with 8848
Hidden 7 Sep, 2005 2nd
Hidden 15 Nov, 2003 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??, 2000 -
Beardyman ??, 2000 -
Marti999 ?Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
with lorna
with lorna
Hidden ?Jun, 1999 Lead
p.crooky#1 24 May, 1999 Lead
with Crotty
with Crotty
Hidden 6 Apr, 1999 Lead
Roget 9 Sep, 1998 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
Mick King 9 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
with Karl Lunt
with Karl Lunt
craig h ?May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Mike c
with Mike c
John Pickles ??, 1998 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Sean Smith
with Sean Smith
TallAndyC 27 Jul, 1996 Lead O/S My first lead
My first lead
Russell Lovett 18 May, 1996 Lead O/S
with cannot remember.
with cannot remember.
JDC 16 Jul, 1995 2nd
stuart100 ?Jul, 1995 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
with Pete Goodwin
tlr 14 Apr, 1995 2nd
with Andy B
with Andy B
Hidden ??, 1995 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24 Apr, 1994 Solo
mattnuttall 7 Apr, 1994 Lead O/S
with Ciaron (SCUM)
with Ciaron (SCUM)
JiveWeasel ??, 1994 2nd
with Phoar Phil
with Phoar Phil
akamini ?Aug, 1993 Lead O/S
Small and weak ?Jun, 1993 Solo
Tony Little 11 Jul, 1992 Lead O/S
with DK and SG
with DK and SG
Hidden ?Apr, 1992 Lead O/S
andrew300169 27 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
with nai
with nai
nai 27 Aug, 1991 2nd
NickJH ?Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
with NBarrowclough
with NBarrowclough
Neil McA 18 Aug, 1990 2nd O/S
with Beak 2, Beak 1.
with Beak 2, Beak 1.
gme 1 Jan, 1990 -
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1990 Lead
uphillnow ??, 1990 -
Dave Musgrove 28 Aug, 1989 Solo
UKB Shark 30 Aug, 1987 Solo O/S
Brian Wilderspin 15 Mar, 1987 Solo O/S
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
steve taylor ?Oct, 1986 2nd
with stumpy
with stumpy
Steve Crowe 11 May, 1986 Lead O/S
Andrew Nelson ??, 1985 -
Hidden 3 Apr, 1983 2nd
Martin Bennett 7 Feb, 1982 -
with Ron
with Ron
Bruce Kerr 3 Nov, 1979 2nd
with Rab Anderson, Rob Milne, Chris Callow
with Rab Anderson, Rob Milne, Chris Callow
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