Rockfax Description
18m. An ancient route (well 1900) that starts up the tricky arete to the mid-height ledge. Traverse this all the way leftwards to the diagonal crack and finish up this. There isn't much gear, but then again, it isn't very hard. © Rockfax

will_benfold 02/Aug Solo O/S
mikestr555 17/Jul 2nd
Howard J 16/Jul Lead O/S

The old guide has the start going up the slab directly below the pocket and this is the route I took - very technical. The arete is an easier start. I know Yorkshire grades are traditionally gnarly, but V Diff? If you'd told me VS I wouldn't have argued. Delicate and poorly protected, especially the final section where even with gear you face a ground fall. I'll obviously need to grow a pair if I'm going to climb in Yorkshire.

with Martin Euston
Will Hunt 20/Jun Solo O/S
judith neaves 18/Jun Lead
with kelly brown
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 18/Jun 2nd O/S

Started on the slab to mix it up a bit

with Judith N
John Brayshaw 09/Jun Solo rpt
robbjackson 22/May Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Apr Solo rpt
dan_o_b 08/Apr Solo rpt
Phil Mercer 02/Apr 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 02/Apr Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 15/Mar Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 07/Mar Solo rpt
JenShelley 23/Nov/16 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 23/Oct/16 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 25/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Phil Mercer 25/Sep/16 2nd rpt
John Brayshaw 04/Aug/16 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with John K
John Kettle 21/Jul/16 -


John Brayshaw 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 16/Jul/16 2nd rpt
yossarian714 15/May/16 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 10/Apr/16 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Phil Mercer 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 30/Sep/15 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 20/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Gareth
John Brayshaw 11/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist
stewc 07/Aug/15 Solo
StevieLee 25/May/15 Lead
SamT1 25/May/15 2nd β
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 23/Apr/15 Lead G/U
with Zeb
dmoir 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Jacob Forshaw 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Solo
metcalfe1990 ?/Jan/15 Lead
metcalfe1990 ?/Jan/15 Lead
jtilney ??/2015 Lead
Sam Procter ??/2015 -
thelps ??/2015 2nd
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
arose 05/Nov/14 Solo
Petarghh 15/Oct/14 Solo
farmus21 15/Oct/14 Solo
karlb 27/Sep/14 Lead

The traverse was quite easy despite the lack of gear, but the offwidth crack? all i could manage was an un-gentlemanly hump to the top!

kieranlivett 02/Sep/14 Solo
with nv
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Solo rpt
robman 29/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 29/Apr/14 TR β
valentinesbabe 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Very committing for a VDiff. Tricky first move then easy but committing traverse and offwidth finish. Tricky to protect for second too.

Tithe Technique 31/Mar/14 2nd O/S
joemallia 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
mikestr555 30/Nov/13 2nd
BnB 30/Nov/13 -
RM199 10/Nov/13 Solo O/S
swhite 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with David Chadwick
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Solo
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 Solo O/S
FarmerFred 30/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Stuart CMC
HannahGo 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Shelley Rhodes, Sam Crab
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Solo
kitkat78 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Used the start of this to get to the top half of Route 4.

with SteveM
SteveM 01/Jun/13 Lead
with Kat
Vikki Bassek 08/May/13 2nd
stev1e.wilso 08/May/13 Lead O/S
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
Simonpeel 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
David Wynne 06/Apr/13 Lead
with Sue, Pete Corrigan
victim of mathematics 05/Mar/13 Solo O/S

The top crack is a little feisty!

joeflan 27/Feb/13 Solo
Chris Redding 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jack93 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
andy jennings 06/Oct/12 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
barryp08 01/Aug/12 Lead
barryp08 23/Jul/12 Lead

nice traverse and solid gear placements

no_more_scotch_eggs 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

climbed left edge of the upper slab, with a runner extended with a sling in the chimney crack to the left.

with iain
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
fulton333 24/Jun/12 Lead
Ewan Russell 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
cookacat 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with ewan, Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
rfdl100 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Pam Thomas
Lucaj 19/Feb/12 2nd
with Nathan
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
99bolivar 09/Nov/11 TR O/S
with Peter Chadwick
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
adamwesthead 27/Aug/11 Lead dnf

The moment I started climbing a very heavy rain spoiled the fun. Lowered off and then had to ab in the rain to get the gear, grim.

with Zeb
zebster 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
RyanC 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Nick Valente
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/11 Solo O/S
bwestwood 06/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Becky E 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Becky E
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
chris skipton 26/Sep/10 2nd
with erica
erica 26/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Part of The Barden Moor Tour with CMC

with Chris
Nigel Bond 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Stuart Bond
David Wynne 30/Aug/10 Lead
with Carol Wynne
Carol Wynne 30/Aug/10 2nd
with david wynne
adam coxsell 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with hallie
HarleyQ 02/Aug/10 2nd
pffft 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Did not fancy going in the chimney, looked like effort and awkward. So smeared up the slab just to the right, using crack edge for hands.

Maddi O'Brien 19/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
bwestwood 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S
akhughes ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Tiddles09 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Excelent warm up not so good for gear placements takes full comitment and the crack climb onto the top ledge hardest part. Lovely climb tho all together

with Jason Bottomley
1918hasti 27/Apr/10 Solo
phleppy 16/Apr/10 Sent
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
David Wynne 30/Jan/10 Lead
with Betamonkey
Hidden 05/Nov/09 Solo
petegunn 18/Oct/09 Solo
with Davina & Steve
stimpey 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Pete, Davina
wheelo 08/Oct/09 Solo
with john
dpmUK 13/Sep/09 Solo O/S
sbrowitt 06/Sep/09 Lead β

Took the climbers right side of the top butress. Nice little route.

jkarran 29/Aug/09 Lead

I presume you swim up the chimney crack at this grade. Laybacking it is tricky for the grade.

with Team
matthewjames 14/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with John Powell
Kirk 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Skenders
iceferret 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Nunwick
B-bop ?/Jul/09 Solo
with Olly
johniebriggs ?/Jul/09 Solo
Mattyk 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Jon B and Jen
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Booey 20/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Great traverse but stretchy.

Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
grayspectre 01/Dec/08 Lead β

Cold, but good warm up. 3 bits of gear, bomber anchors.

with Olly Roberts
ollyroberts 01/Dec/08 2nd
with Jeff
Welshy 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
v man 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Claire S-J ?/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hammy 13/Jun/08 Solo
Jamie Brown 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
betamonkey 19/May/08 Solo O/S
stuckonarock 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew
Hidden ??/2008 -
vertical worm ??/2008 Lead O/S
Jack00 22/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Jono
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd
erica 01/Jun/07 Lead
with Shirley
Neil Conway 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Richard Kerr & Matthew Kerr
climbingpixie 02/Apr/07 Solo

Delicate start, easy traverse and a squirmy chimney to finish. Fun!

Hidden 04/Oct/06 Solo O/S
leighjepson ?/Oct/06 Lead
with Alison Dawson
lithos 15/Jul/06 Solo
John Brayshaw 07/Jul/06 2nd rpt
jimorothy ?/May/06 Lead

Starting to lead again, fine.

with Rachel Crolla
attitudeclimber ??/2006 Lead rpt
with mat newton
BruceW ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Becca
reubensampson 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Justyna Gemzala
erica 13/Jul/05 Lead rpt
with John
John Brayshaw 13/Jul/05 2nd rpt
with Erica
Hidden 22/Jun/05 Solo O/S
shaun walby 15/Jun/05 Solo O/S
rock ape ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Linzy T
Hidden ??/2005 Solo O/S
erica 17/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Simon Caldwell 09/May/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 01/May/04 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 20/Apr/04 Lead rpt
with Chris
Brown 06/Apr/04 Solo O/S
D Berry 18/Feb/04 Solo O/S
John Kettle ??/2004 Solo
Nobby ??/2004 Lead
Nobby ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Solo O/S
mike fenwick ?/Aug/03 Solo
Climbster 06/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/02 Solo
Roget 11/Jun/02 Solo O/S
with baccy
jsw1 07/Apr/02 Solo O/S
cragspud ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Wharncliffebabe
EddieA 19/Feb/01 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 03/Sep/00 2nd rpt
with Caroline Young
Hidden 27/Mar/99 Solo
Dave Musgrove 13/Mar/99 Solo
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/Mar/99 Solo
Whealiebob ??/1999 -
with Robin & Sal
John Brayshaw 15/Aug/98 2nd rpt
with Paul Kitchingman
rachm2004 09/May/98 2nd
with Simon B
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
Trobbo 14/Sep/96 Solo
with john blower
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Chris
telemark ??/1996 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Trobbo 09/Apr/95 Lead
with mick machin
Martin Bennett 17/Aug/94 Solo
roncaves 30/Jul/94 Solo
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
Iain Thow 04/Feb/93 Solo
crater 23/Jun/92 Solo O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/Apr/92 Solo
Hammy 08/Mar/92 Solo
Mick King 23/Nov/91 Solo
tapley 08/Sep/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
kato'sdad 01/Sep/91 Solo
Mick King 25/Aug/91 Solo
crossleysm ??/1991 Solo
andy@ark ?/Jun/90 Solo O/S
with Ian Paterson
Chris Ellis 31/Aug/89 Lead
with Colin Imrie
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/85 Lead O/S
with John Harrison
Pete Pozman 31/Jul/85 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hammy 29/May/79 Solo
mikej 20/Aug/72 Solo
with John Bickerdike, E
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
Paul Clarke ??/1970 AltLd
with Pete Latimer, Andy Dunhill
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Style of ascent
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