Rockfax Description
22m. A mini-expedition, interesting and devious with considerable splash-down potential. From the beach, traverse out left to the base of cracks and climb these to the roofs then traverse left again (a rounded hand-traverse or wobbly crawl) to reach the base of a chimney. Head up this then finish up the exposed cracks just to the right. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start from the mulchy ground beneath the right side of the buttress (as looking from across the water). Gain the lower ledge and make your way left, gaining height above the cave. Go up the corner (left side of the cave), then traverse awkwardly along the ledge to the chimney on the left. Follow the dirty chimney up and then the flake cracks on the right side to an interesting top out.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
olliemartin 22 Jul Lead O/S Only deserves 3 stars if you love spiders and bird shit
Only deserves 3 stars if you love spiders and bird shit
Hidden 4 Jul -
gobbledigook 4 May Lead O/S Great fun, definitely hard for a severe! First two sections were easy, even the hand traverse was pleasant... But the chimney, I just couldn't work out! Eventually swore grunted and thrutched my way up it.
Great fun, definitely hard for a severe! First two sections were easy, even the hand traverse was pleasant... But the chimney, I just couldn't work out! Eventually swore grunted and thrutched my way up it.
Hidden 4 Apr 2nd
MJTheobald97 16 Feb Lead O/S Such an amazing route, what an adventure. Thought it might be a bit green this time of year but it was fine.
Such an amazing route, what an adventure. Thought it might be a bit green this time of year but it was fine.
Hidden 16 Feb Lead
RBonney 30 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Fantastic fun in a brilliant location.
with Piers
Fantastic fun in a brilliant location.
with Piers
Jmpollard 25 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S Thought it was a bit shit to be honest...
with Hamish, Furry Goose
Thought it was a bit shit to be honest...
with Hamish, Furry Goose
Hidden 25 Aug, 2018 Solo β
jonnybmac 14 Aug, 2018 Lead
OllieBarker 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Don't let your rope fall in the water..
with Christian
Don't let your rope fall in the water..
with Christian
Hidden 31 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 May, 2018 Lead
Pigpen 3 May, 2018 2nd Not pleasant
Not pleasant
carrierd65 3 May, 2018 Lead
with Pigpen
with Pigpen
Greg manimal tolson ??, 2018 -
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 2nd rpt
Charlie Staincliffe 2 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt Not what I remember...
Not what I remember...
Christine Close 1 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with Andy Murray
with Andy Murray
Anti-faff 14 May, 2017 Lead
with Willy Mac
with Willy Mac
Cerris90 26 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Anti-faff 7 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Rained off at Eastby but found this to be dry enough. A lovely route and a lovely crag.
with Mike
Rained off at Eastby but found this to be dry enough. A lovely route and a lovely crag.
with Mike
Keith Swainson 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Dave Crofts
with Dave Crofts
Hidden ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Jonathan Richardson ?Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 2nd
williemiller 7 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Roget 7 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
with jim
with jim
Hidden 26 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2016 2nd
Simon Caldwell 26 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt I always forget how tricky the "severe my arse" traverse is! This time I managed most of it elegantly before resorting to crawling on my belly for the last couple of feet...
with Lemming
I always forget how tricky the "severe my arse" traverse is! This time I managed most of it elegantly before resorting to crawling on my belly for the last couple of feet...
with Lemming
kirky_p 21 Jun, 2015 Solo Fun route, proper midge-tastic!!
Fun route, proper midge-tastic!!
freemanTom 3 Jun, 2015 Lead Great fun, not very gracefully ascended
with Rob SOC
Great fun, not very gracefully ascended
with Rob SOC
ruairidhwad ?Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with SOC
with SOC
ecromwell 27 May, 2015 Lead
with sink14
with sink14
lcullum7 27 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
jimorothy 16 Apr, 2015 Lead Super... don't need to bother with too much gear... nice soft wet landing beckons!
with Rachel Crolla
Super... don't need to bother with too much gear... nice soft wet landing beckons!
with Rachel Crolla
K Farrell 11 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S Adventurous.
Adventurous.
Hidden 11 Apr, 2015 2nd
stewc 25 Sep, 2014 Lead
Olli-C 17 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Andrew Knight 7 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dave Everett
with Dave Everett
Al_Matheson 18 May, 2014 2nd β
Hidden 19 Apr, 2014 2nd
Al_Matheson 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Apr, 2014 2nd
rifrafhughes 8 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
RobEdwards 8 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Robin Woodward ?Apr, 2014 Lead A wandering precarious climb finishing with some bushwhacking. Not my cup of tea.
A wandering precarious climb finishing with some bushwhacking. Not my cup of tea.
Climbster 16 Mar, 2014 Lead rpt Alzhiemers Flash - V. Dusty
Alzhiemers Flash - V. Dusty
Bloke on a Rope 16 Mar, 2014 2nd β
williap 8 Mar, 2014 2nd Wonderful climb, easier in the dry!
with adam06
Wonderful climb, easier in the dry!
with adam06
adam06 8 Mar, 2014 Lead still a bit green..
with williap
still a bit green..
with williap
Cyriaque ??, 2014 2nd O/S A bit dirty, needs cleaning up, same on other climbs around
A bit dirty, needs cleaning up, same on other climbs around
bomtall ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
nick ferro 7 Sep, 2013 -
phleppy 4 Sep, 2013 Solo Interesting!
Interesting!
Matthew Ferrier 26 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Two wide cracks and some nice traverses in between.
Two wide cracks and some nice traverses in between.
Jodgson 26 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Charlie Staincliffe 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
with Stuart Myatt
Hidden 16 May, 2013 2nd
Metalbear 16 May, 2013 2nd
with MBrown
with MBrown
Hidden 12 May, 2013 Lead O/S
maumau 4 May, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 20 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove 16 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Nigel Baker
with Nigel Baker
pastep 14 Oct, 2012 Solo
papashango 19 Sep, 2012 Solo fantastic
fantastic
Simon Caldwell 22 Aug, 2012 2nd rpt In the dark, by torchlight. Made the descent quite interesting!
In the dark, by torchlight. Made the descent quite interesting!
Hidden 22 Aug, 2012 2nd
Hidden 22 Aug, 2012 2nd
Will Smith 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Set off just as dusk fell and needed my head torch for the final chimney. An entertaining route with an even more entertaining abseil descent in the dark with bats swirling around our heads. I'll have to come back and do it again in the daylight to appreciate the setting!
Set off just as dusk fell and needed my head torch for the final chimney. An entertaining route with an even more entertaining abseil descent in the dark with bats swirling around our heads. I'll have to come back and do it again in the daylight to appreciate the setting!
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 27 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S
a13x 8 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Paul S
with Paul S
Hidden 6 May, 2012 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 26 Feb, 2012 Solo rpt
with Paul Farrish
with Paul Farrish
Hidden 22 Jan, 2012 Lead
Ewan Russell 11 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with APRS, dunnyg
with APRS, dunnyg
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
APRS 11 Sep, 2011 Lead
with dunnyg
with dunnyg
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 2nd
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 Lead
Hidden 10 Sep, 2011 2nd
nick ferro 29 Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 2nd
Hidden 17 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2011 2nd
Graeme Hammond 29 May, 2011 Lead O/S good adventure, climbed past one occupied nest before noticing it (black birds?) at the start of the route, several other old nest on the route. Felt top end of the grade for severe.
with Becky E
good adventure, climbed past one occupied nest before noticing it (black birds?) at the start of the route, several other old nest on the route. Felt top end of the grade for severe.
with Becky E
Becky E 29 May, 2011 2nd
Kevster 30 Apr, 2011 Lead
sammycolon 30 Apr, 2011 -
Kevster 28 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
dpmUK 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 17 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Adventurous. Descent was rather interesting...
with SCC
Adventurous. Descent was rather interesting...
with SCC
Hidden 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 4 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Harry Thorpe 4 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Really good fun!
with Cocky
Really good fun!
with Cocky
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead
Hidden ??, 2011 2nd
jonny5 2 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Treat the stagnant water as hot coals and that soon gives you the motivation to get up the crack! Beware potential bird nests, old nest occupied part of the crack when we climbed it.
with James Dell
Treat the stagnant water as hot coals and that soon gives you the motivation to get up the crack! Beware potential bird nests, old nest occupied part of the crack when we climbed it.
with James Dell
vix 24 Jun, 2010 Lead Got confused on the route, started going up another route but got back on the right one. Need to give it another go.
with Chuck
Got confused on the route, started going up another route but got back on the right one. Need to give it another go.
with Chuck
the_keef 24 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 13 May, 2010 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 28 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with Noel Peatfield, PeteH
with Noel Peatfield, PeteH
PeteH 28 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Great fun.
Great fun.
Hidden 18 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
petegunn 18 Oct, 2009 2nd
with Davina & Steve
with Davina & Steve
stimpey 18 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
with Pete, Davina
with Pete, Davina
al99 4 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
martinazando 4 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with al99
with al99
coombsy 16 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with John B
with John B
Hidden 15 Aug, 2009 2nd
jimstanton 19 Jun, 2009 Solo
Ardginny 18 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with stukent
with stukent
stukent 18 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
duzinga 7 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S nice climb. easy walk down across a chockstone.
with Jie
nice climb. easy walk down across a chockstone.
with Jie
lithos 30 May, 2009 Lead fun adventure, variety of techniques employed inc. a backwards crawl along the traverse! 'tree bridge' is no more but ab down, could do with some tat leaving to save the tree.
fun adventure, variety of techniques employed inc. a backwards crawl along the traverse! 'tree bridge' is no more but ab down, could do with some tat leaving to save the tree.
Simon Caldwell 30 May, 2009 2nd rpt Another occupied nest in the initial crack, though Rob managed not to notice it :)
with lithos
Another occupied nest in the initial crack, though Rob managed not to notice it :)
with lithos
robman 13 May, 2009 Lead O/S
jkarran 1 Apr, 2009 2nd Awkward in boots
with Jimmy56
Awkward in boots
with Jimmy56
Hidden 1 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 30 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with annaEM
with annaEM
jugglingeek 18 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S An epic adventure. The traverse is awkward and the move to get established in the chimney is not a Severe grade by any stretch of the imagination. A total sandbag at S.
with Paul Cookson
An epic adventure. The traverse is awkward and the move to get established in the chimney is not a Severe grade by any stretch of the imagination. A total sandbag at S.
with Paul Cookson
Pete Randall 25 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
with Charles
with Charles
Rich Thornton ?Aug, 2008 TR O/S Wet & Overgrown
with Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
Wet & Overgrown
with Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland
Hidden 24 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
steveb2006 15 Jun, 2008 2nd
Em66 22 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Freg1
with Freg1
Jamie Brown 18 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Puma
with Puma
Crofty 13 May, 2008 2nd rpt
Hidden 12 May, 2008 Lead
Claire S-J ?May, 2008 Lead
Hidden 16 Mar, 2008 2nd
Simonj 16 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
joshen ??, 2008 Lead
Scott Anderson ??, 2008 -
debbien1 8 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with Robin
with Robin
Hidden ?Jun, 2007 Lead
Crofty 3 May, 2007 Lead O/S
tallan9 ?May, 2007 Lead
gingerkate 7 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
with G
with G
Hidden 1 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 1 Apr, 2007 2nd
Nick Taylor ?Mar, 2007 -
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 Lead
Hidden ?Mar, 2007 -
flyin high ??, 2007 -
with Dave / Tim
with Dave / Tim
Matt Bill Platypus 9 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
with Alex
with Alex
DavidR 19 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
with Holly Adamthwaite & Steve Corcoran
with Holly Adamthwaite & Steve Corcoran
Hidden 23 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
Mattyk ??, 2006 Lead rpt
with Jude
with Jude
markalmack ??, 2006 Lead
Simon Caldwell 6 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S Occupied nest in the initial crack
with Lemming
Occupied nest in the initial crack
with Lemming
Small and weak ?Apr, 2005 Solo
deanj ??, 2005 -
Brown 7 Nov, 2004 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17 Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Hidden 8 Jul, 2003 Lead
dougiestein ?Jun, 2002 Lead
Hidden ?Mar, 2002 Lead O/S
andybuckley 11 Sep, 1999 AltLd
with Toby Speight
with Toby Speight
Climbster 10 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 18 Apr, 1992 - In Wellies! A wet day but we also did several problems on Wall on mirrored Water.
with Rupert Wyard, Julian Cooper
In Wellies! A wet day but we also did several problems on Wall on mirrored Water.
with Rupert Wyard, Julian Cooper
Dave Musgrove 28 Apr, 1990 Lead
with Jim Worthington
with Jim Worthington
Dave Musgrove 17 Apr, 1990 Solo
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