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.

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

08nbrierley 22/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Will
salix 19/Aug/17 2nd
with Topher
kdlauder 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Manu
manuelabucci 13/Aug/17 2nd

If you are flexible enough it's just balance with minimum strength involved. Good fun though!

with Keith
AJMullen 17/Jul/17 Lead rpt

Repeat to remove the cam I left behind. Still great climbing the second tome to around

AJMullen 16/Jul/17 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.

JemG 18/Jun/17 Lead

Awkward! And hard moves coming out of the cramped space before the finish

Hidden 27/May/17 2nd O/S
Murray64 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Phlip
Woodiee 24/May/17 2nd rpt

Big d finally slayed his nemisis! Still as awkward as i remember- tho lucky im short!

Georgie25 13/May/17 Lead

Well pleased to get this led!

Anne Gumbley 23/Apr/17 2nd dog
markfairbank 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Must do route. Really cool climbing.

Scott Quinn 16/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/17 2nd
Smith42 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for ages. Didn't disappoint.

with kerry, Cas
noskki 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/17 Lead
scoth ??/2017 2nd O/S

Awkward to say the least, not sure it deserves 3 stars.

with Franklin
megdc ??/2017 2nd
Slyven 16/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Axel
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/16 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!

with Matt
Climbster 05/Sep/16 2nd β
with Ian
dynodean 29/Aug/16 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
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/16 Solo O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 23/May/16 Lead dnf

Couldn't start the route. Will have to come back another time

with Ursula moore
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Cassidy 10/Apr/16 2nd β
Hidden ??/2016 -
Dervey 26/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Liam
Alastair R 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Steve Elliot
Alpenglow 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Sustained and awkward for the tall... about right

with Adam M, Val
Keith Swainson 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Crofts
Hidden 16/May/15 Solo dnf
eaf4 02/May/15 Lead O/S

Cracking route. didn't feel too pumped, good gear brilliant pulling round onto flutings.

with Brian Shackleton
noemie5438 02/May/15 2nd
AmyG 02/May/15 Lead O/S

First move powerful, got talked up it by Euan. Rest is in good footwork

with Tom Jumar, Noemie Perret
jonnie3430 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Will
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S


robertmctague 05/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Adamski1986 15/Mar/15 2nd
Tim Rodgers 15/Mar/15 Lead
madeleine 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Ry
andybirtwistle ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Sara 25/Oct/14 2nd
MightyStew 25/Oct/14 Lead dog

Rested on a cam, awkward if you're tall!

tomwhitchurch 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Julian Cooper 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Knott
sebbi30 ?/Oct/14 2nd
SteveJCox ?/Sep/14 Solo β
stuart34 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Adam Russel
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
D.Russell 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Dervey 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
Klingon 20/Aug/14 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
AlexRenshaw 13/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
robertmichaellovell 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Dave Bulley, Bex
Nille 01/Jun/14 2nd
johannes 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Drenched in sweat at the top.

James90 18/May/14 Lead dog

rested on gear

HaddRoots 18/May/14 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 12/Apr/14 2nd
stub1990 12/Apr/14 Lead β
with Adam Gregg
watson.b 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

with Russ
climberchristy 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S

A fine route easier for short. Well protected.

with bencole
malinkvist 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Sam
samwillo 12/Mar/14 Lead
Macleod 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ian Rickerby, anthony
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd β
salix 22/Sep/13 2nd

Tough start, easy to get wedged!

with Jules, Frazer
Ulgrid 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Other Will, Fraz
Antd 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
oliverk 30/Jun/13 2nd
with Tim E, Dan
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd
Tobes 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with mejulie
Dervey 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lunar25 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

E1 without a doubt as v sustained (particularly for the tall) Great gear throughout though

with Phil Marsh
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 05/May/13 2nd β
with Stewart Rattray
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Adamski1986 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Gage
GraMc 11/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 07/Nov/12 Lead
with Charl
robertmichaellovell 13/Oct/12 2nd
with Andy H
a_hein 13/Oct/12 Lead
georgedunton 06/Oct/12 Lead RP
Adam Lincoln 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Meg
Hidden 27/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Stiff start.

redshapedfriday 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with tom anderson
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead β
tlmarjot 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
tomB 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd dnf
andyinglis 12/May/12 Lead O/S
yarbles ?/May/12 Lead
with Jo
Blackthorn ?/May/12 2nd
with Ollie
Hidden 22/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/12 2nd rpt
ed.burton 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Murphy
Hidden ??/2012 2nd dnf
Hidden 09/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Dec/11 Lead
elCapitano 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Stiff warm up.

with Patch
Alasdair Fulton 20/Nov/11 2nd
Ross Barnes 20/Nov/11 Lead
with Ally
roberto18 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan russell
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
whispering nic 18/Oct/11 Lead β

Took over after Al retreated. Grim! Welsh E3!

with Al Reid
cat22 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Mike
tomdude 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

tiring! haven't sweated so much while climbing for ages

with rob
robertmichaellovell 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom
klipkabouter 06/Oct/11 2nd O/S


Timo Austino 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Chris with webbed feet
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd
robertmichaellovell 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Lawrence
wence 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Rob
Natalie feather ?/Aug/11 Lead
Urban5teve 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

first E1

smollett 13/Jul/11 Lead

Good route, good gear

with paul
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pudding 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S
wookie667 15/Jun/11 2nd
Klingon 13/May/11 2nd

Tough!!!!! Hung on nut under overhang - tired. No way I could lead this! Plus v. hard start

Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd
GraMc 01/Apr/11 Lead dog

got pumped and had to rest once

James Rolf ??/2011 2nd dnf
gaz.marshall 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with sam
mikecollins 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with stg
scott gibson 01/Sep/10 Solo
with graeme read
nic42 24/Aug/10 2nd dog
with dru
ferdia 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Anna
gforce 25/Jul/10 Lead
with James
James Prowse 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd
Woodiee 08/May/10 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! :)

MDowson 08/May/10 2nd
CharlieMack 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Good climbing and situations, bit scrunched up. Borderline E1? - I'd say so.

pete87abs 23/Oct/09 Lead β
Will Hunt 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Bloody awkward

Dave Warburton 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Done to warm up and it certainly did just that!

akhughes 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Mgeek
jored 16/Aug/09 Lead
with paul
michaelb1 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

hard start, nice from then on. Good gear.

with J Herb
Colin Matheson 08/Jul/09 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
Skinny Kin 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Yes, Colin. It's E1 on UKC's database and only HVS in Northumberland guidebook!

Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead β
chris sm 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Boy ?/Mar/09 -
with Fiona Fullwood
CalumC 24/Jan/09 2nd β

Needed some help with the bouldery start!

Andy Moles 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Calum
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd dog
andymoin 02/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Another mental route, awkward, Sean got a head jam lol.

with Sean
Sean Bell 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Managed a hands free head jam shake out, superb route.

with Andy
pimpy 04/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/08 -
dave o 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd dnf
chris2451 05/Apr/07 Lead dog
DJayB 05/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
GPN ?/Nov/06 2nd

A proper HVS!

DJayB 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S
chris2451 09/Aug/06 2nd dog
barney_edin ?/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
ukb & bmc shark 12/Nov/05 Solo rpt
John Pickles 07/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden 15/Nov/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Beardyman ??/2000 -
Marti999 ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with lorna
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
p.crooky#1 24/May/99 Lead
with Crotty
Hidden 06/Apr/99 Lead
Roget 09/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with jim
craig h ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Mike c
John Pickles ??/1998 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Sean Smith
Russell Lovett 18/May/96 Lead O/S
with cannot remember.
JDC 16/Jul/95 2nd
stuart100 ?/Jul/95 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
tlr 14/Apr/95 2nd
with Andy B
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Apr/94 Solo
mattnuttall 07/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Ciaron (SCUM)
JiveWeasel ??/1994 2nd
with Phoar Phil
akamini ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Jun/93 Solo
Tony Little 11/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with DK and SG
Hidden ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
andrew300169 27/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Pom
nai 27/Aug/91 2nd
with Cal
NickJH ?/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with NBarrowclough
gme 01/Jan/90 -
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
uphillnow ??/1990 -
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/89 Solo
ukb & bmc shark 30/Aug/87 Solo O/S
steve taylor ?/Oct/86 2nd
with stumpy
allmag 08/Jun/86 Lead O/S

Was HVS when we did it and that seems a fair grade. Strenuous but protected.

with Rod Anderson
Steve Crowe 11/May/86 Lead O/S
Andrew Nelson ??/1985 -
Hidden 03/Apr/83 2nd
Martin Bennett 07/Feb/82 -
with Ron
Bruce Kerr 03/Nov/79 2nd
with Rab Anderson, Rob Milne, Chris Callow
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