Rockfax Description
14m. A cracker, small but perfectly formed. Traverse the horizontal breaks that cross the face to the right arete. Balance up this then finish up the short lived crack in the top right edge of the buttress. Double ropes are useful. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

David Chase 19/Feb Lead
with Max McQuillan
Hidden 04/Feb Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/16 2nd
Anti-faff 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Kirsty, Willy Mac
Alpenglow 20/Dec/16 2nd O/S
with Adam M
atthedropofahat 03/Dec/16 Lead
alias dave 03/Dec/16 Lead O/S
JenShelley 30/Nov/16 Solo
John Brayshaw 22/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Phil Mercer 22/Oct/16 2nd rpt
abbeywall 18/Sep/16 2nd
with K
RScott12 08/Sep/16 Lead
sheelba 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Naomi
paulh.0776 21/Jul/16 2nd
with Hmc Craig
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S

A lovely route! Wonderfully varied and its so short!

with Shaw and Judith N, Cliff
PeteWilson 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with John P, Dave
mrowlings 04/Jun/16 Lead
JonF ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with John Buckley
Ashapalan 09/May/16 2nd
with Toby
tobyk 09/May/16 Lead rpt
Becks87 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Started off leading this but wasn't happy getting onto the slab in the wind with the run out gear, so escaped off down to the right and passed it over to Adam. Enjoyed the climbing though, should have just done it in hindsight. Can't seem to get my head in check at the moment.

atom 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Lead half the route on pre placed gear. Tricky middle section was quite run out for a severe. Double ropes ideally for this route.

Mike Todd 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Jim Simpson
Hidden 19/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/16 2nd
BnB 10/Apr/16 -
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 12/Mar/16 2nd
tompilgrem 11/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 11/Mar/16 Lead
with Tom
Keith Swainson 28/Dec/15 Solo
Wayne S 22/Nov/15 2nd rpt
with Dale
D Berry 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Wayne S
jimbonfire 31/Oct/15 2nd
with TT
jimbonfire 31/Oct/15 Lead
with TT
Nellewelly 25/Oct/15 2nd
David_Gledson 17/Oct/15 Solo rpt
Simonpeel 08/Oct/15 -
Sarahshort246 27/Sep/15 Lead
Gabe Oliver 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S
LauraC567 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Jimmy1976 25/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Simon
Simonj 25/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with jim
Simon Caldwell 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt

I'd forgotten how bold this is! HS 4a surely?

with Carmen
Hidden 13/Sep/15 2nd
Ben1983 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/15 2nd O/S
nick ferro 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Alex the Alex 30/May/15 Solo O/S
with Ed, Rog
Stroppy 30/May/15 Solo O/S
alisonlea75 25/May/15 2nd
with Buckers, Stu
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead
tsjx 23/May/15 Lead
with Jen
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alex S
robolomassi 15/May/15 Solo
Hidden 14/May/15 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 11/May/15 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 02/May/15 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 26/Apr/15 Lead rpt
stev1e.wilso 26/Apr/15 2nd rpt
sims 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jonno
Maddie 17/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Awesome. FOrgot I cant jam though...

with Steve
bwestwood 10/Feb/15 Solo
Lloyders 01/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Climbster 24/Jan/15 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Another steady but really good line.

with Matt
Mike Todd 04/Jan/15 Lead


joeflan 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead
bencole 01/Nov/14 2nd
with Dad
pebbles 19/Oct/14 Lead

suprisingly 'interesting' for the grade in high wind, hesitated before tackling the slab to decide if I would be blown off by the gale!!!! Bit of a giggle but decided this was definately the last route for the day before I ended up landing in Holland

with ali
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Tanya Savage 21/Sep/14 2nd

Traverse fine but a bit bold above

Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Neil Pacey 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Lead
Shaw Brown 20/Jul/14 Lead
lithos 21/Jun/14 2nd
with karl c
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Marq 26/May/14 2nd O/S
with Kev
jon_gill1 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with nick loc
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead
John Brayshaw 26/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
rbrookes2 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
robman 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jessericson 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Fun climb

lady_radiation 01/Apr/14 2nd β
joemallia 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 15/Mar/14 2nd β
with Andrew Cooke
Scott Quinn 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 19/Jan/14 2nd O/S

Vert wet and raining.

robertmctague ??/2014 Solo O/S
andy gittins 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
John Brayshaw 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 14/Sep/13 2nd
with John
Charlie Staincliffe 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

A little bold for severe, but everything is there.

with Stuart Myatt
David Wynne 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Tony Womersley
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Lead
with Martin Bagshaw, Tony Wood
tony wood 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Martin Bagshaw, Danny Crump
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
Hidden 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Andrew Wilson 09/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Wizzy ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
wnlwy 27/Jul/13 Lead
fionaholt 22/Jul/13 2nd
with RuthC
RuthC 22/Jul/13 Lead
rifrafhughes 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 2nd
charley 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Easier to solo than to lead with a single rope which was a real draaaaaaaaaaaag!!! Quite a bold feel to it and not much gear at the top but nice climb.

Tithe Technique 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
Nigel Bond 30/May/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
SteveM 27/May/13 Lead
with Tobs, Kat
kitkat78 27/May/13 2nd
with SteveM
tsjx 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Didymus 18/May/13 Solo dnf

Hands slipped out of wet breaks on traverse so backed off

Hidden 07/May/13 Lead
Simonpeel 12/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Rain and hail half way up did not help, good climb though

Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd β
BaildonBanker 03/Mar/13 Lead


jamie d 01/Mar/13 2nd
John Brayshaw 01/Dec/12 2nd rpt
stev1e.wilso 01/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Phil Mercer 01/Dec/12 Lead
maria85 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Andy H, Jules
Alfuller18 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
gw3285 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Polly4 07/Oct/12 Lead

Great climb

JonG 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Polly4
Hidden 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/12 Lead
wrapped in bacon 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Daryl
joe_lancs 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 2nd
rockman 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
timcedwards 24/Jul/12 2nd
ben.phillips 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
tobyk 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
kitch22 05/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 12/May/12 2nd
with Pickles
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd
adamwesthead 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Zeb
zebster 29/Mar/12 Solo rpt
with Adam
zebster 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
mattwilk 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Great route! Poorly protected but never in any danger of falling off, just got to keep your head.

with Jamie
Ram MkiV 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with dad & zak, stead
xusa 06/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Did anyone see that the crag looks like a gorilla's face??? i will upload a picture! lovely climb

dan stead ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Chris & Zak
Rob84 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with John Seed, Chris Ashton
petegunn 23/Feb/12 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 23/Feb/12 2nd rpt
fall-line 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Job
jac.c123 28/Jan/12 2nd rpt
h-hewlett ??/2012 -
tinyali 27/Nov/11 2nd O/S
scott.hill 27/Nov/11 Lead
with Alisa
erica 29/Oct/11 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Erica
dazwan 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S

This has a bit of everything, really enjoyed it.

with Paul S
pastep 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Darren W
akhughes 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
David Wynne 24/Sep/11 Lead
APRS 09/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead
kitkat78 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Bruce
wheelo 29/Aug/11 2nd
with ted, ann
phillipjohnson 20/Aug/11 Lead
Matt Schwarz 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
eldre070 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Easy traverse and no problems to protect. Padding up the nose was bold until reached sanctuary of the crack.

with Neil
Hidden 17/Jul/11 2nd
jimorothy 10/Jul/11 2nd


with Scott Barnett
Legionreturns 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with rob, josh
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd
fast eddie ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great varied climbing

andy jennings 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
MeMeMe 05/Jun/11 2nd
with Amy, Woody
Alan Scowcroft 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Peter Corrigan
Adam1973 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Super little route

with Adam
ebf 15/May/11 Lead O/S

More like HVD if you don't mind the traverse. Quite windy on the day which made the slab moves more entertaining.

with Paul Stephenson, Woody
pastep 15/May/11 2nd
with ebf
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead
Hidden 01/May/11 TR
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead
Matt Rowat 22/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Oldrid
markhammonds 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Found it a bit tricky to place gear before starting the traverse but found it okay. I knew what not to do with the ropes but still messed it up! The run-out padding was quite scary; was happy to get to the safety of the final crack.

with Claire Tunaley
Vikki Bassek 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dave Collier
phillipjohnson 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
CragDog 12/Mar/11 2nd
with Ben
Jimbo_28 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Jan/11 Lead
Mitch1990 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
John Brayshaw 14/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Josh
jcurrie93 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Neil Pacey 07/Nov/10 2nd rpt
Tanya Savage 07/Nov/10 Lead

Lovely stuff

jac.c123 06/Nov/10 2nd
Mike_Hayes 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S

excellent a bit of everything, traversing, padding and finally a few jams for good measure

with Pete aka Dad
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Pete aka Dad
stimpey 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
Anthony Dixon 12/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Abi Chard 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna, Ian
lithos 03/Aug/10 2nd
Will Smith 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Spent ages messing around with gear on the traverse but couldn't seem to make anything fit. Was a relief to finally find decent gear at the corner. Balancy slab is nice.

with Rob
beckybray1 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
rgd1977 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mfisher 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Michael Mason
dellboy 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
jonny5 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with James Dell
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
petegunn 02/Jul/10 2nd
with Davina
Hanski 01/Jul/10 2nd
with Jack
Jack00 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Hannah
SMThompson1 15/Jun/10 TR
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/10 TR rpt
with Erica
santobugito 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam
al99 23/May/10 Solo O/S
martinazando 23/May/10 Lead O/S
edd rab 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Seb
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
bencole ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
mountain man ed 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
erica 23/Apr/10 2nd
the_keef 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead
philwont 13/Feb/10 2nd
with Glyn
flatnose 12/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Dave Warburton 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S


with Ewan
Ewan Russell 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 2nd
John Brayshaw 25/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 25/Sep/09 2nd
with John
Vikki Bassek 23/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Peter Corrigan
Charlie Evans 12/Aug/09 2nd β

Marc's second lead ever - well above protection on a smooth slab. A classy Lead of the Day

with Marc Bromhall, Pete Hansell
Marti999 07/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Simon Caldwell 08/Jul/09 2nd rpt

Donal's lead.

with Carmen and Donal
sjdg5 28/Jun/09 2nd
trish1968 28/Jun/09 Lead
with Si
sjdg5 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Dave C
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
lucasp 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Welsh Neil
Hedley 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ingrid
timbo58 ?/May/09 Lead
Bennykr 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
reinschgm 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ben
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
David_Gledson 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
timmsy 15/Apr/09 2nd
betamonkey 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 31/Mar/09 2nd
Vikki Bassek 24/Mar/09 2nd O/S
jimorothy 01/Mar/09 Lead

Loved it. Felt traverse was not too bad for protection. Nice to reach jamming crack after the slab scuttle.

with Rachel Crolla
David Wynne 01/Mar/09 2nd
Adam1973 22/Feb/09 2nd rpt
PaulHermes 22/Feb/09 -
Matt Bill Platypus 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
pebbles 31/Jan/09 2nd

nice route, unprotected on the traverse round the nose and up the slab

raptorheli 10/Dec/08 2nd

tried the lead but backed off on first move,no probs on the second,at first look seems more like a VS but once you've done it,its ok

Hidden 01/Nov/08 2nd
gazbonutter 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb, runout isn't that bad if you get a small nut in before the slab

Hidden 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
ollie_the_brave 12/Oct/08 Lead
with rob sykes
erica 11/Oct/08 Lead rpt

So much more enjoyable (and easier) than when I seconded it in 03 and 07.

with John
John Brayshaw 11/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Erica
Mattyk 27/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Alicia
alicia 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt K
Adam1973 20/Sep/08 2nd rpt
stewart murray 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alison
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Aug/08 2nd O/S


with Tom
crossdressingrodney 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with fergus, catriona
Hidden 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd
nick ferro 13/Jul/08 -
sparra 02/Jul/08 2nd
with Holly
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
SteveM 13/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
Adam1973 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
jlury 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Adam
IanJackson 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S
ewen 10/Feb/08 -
John Brayshaw 09/Feb/08 Solo rpt
erica 04/Nov/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 04/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
Hidden 26/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/07 2nd O/S
PaulHermes 14/Oct/07 2nd β
with VCC
David Wynne 11/Sep/07 2nd
with paul godwin
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
debbien1 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Quite a long run out without gear but good fun...

with Robin
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Mattyk 29/May/07 Solo O/S
with Ali K
Hidden 29/May/07 Solo O/S
Darrell Read 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Ian Baker
bob3141 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Oliver Mentz
Sarah Bough 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jo Burke, Dan Curtis
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Daniel Curtis 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Sarah Bough, Jo Burke
jak.kelly 15/Apr/07 Lead
with Ruth Welch
Neil Pacey 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
pdisney 12/Apr/07 2nd
with Dom
Hidden 03/Apr/07 2nd
net 03/Feb/07 2nd

After backing off leading on the traverse! Oh dear.

with Lucy
Wayne S ??/2007 -
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Byakkonick 30/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Brown 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Jessika
Hidden 13/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 22/May/05 2nd
with cliff brown
Chesh ?/May/05 Lead
with Lawrence
leighjepson ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Solo
VS4b ??/2005 2nd
Nobby ??/2005 2nd
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Hidden 12/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 18/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with Carmen
chrishedgehog 04/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 06/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
John Brayshaw 22/Sep/02 Lead rpt
with Pete Greaves
Mark Davies PK ?/Mar/02 Lead
with Fiend
Paul Clarke ??/2001 Lead
John Brayshaw 27/Jul/00 Lead rpt
with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper
Trobbo 15/Jun/00 Lead
with les ward
Andy Say 12/Mar/00 Solo
Hidden 19/Feb/00 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/99 Solo
nickdonohue 18/Oct/98 Lead

remarkably protection free!

with Richard Jasicki
John Brayshaw 08/Sep/98 Lead rpt
with Martin Cooper
Dave Musgrove 30/Jan/98 Solo O/S
Neil R 19/Jun/96 Lead
with John CMC
nickdonohue 23/Sep/95 2nd
with Dave Chapman
Iain Thow 02/May/94 Solo
Mick King 23/Sep/92 Solo
Martin Bennett 21/Jul/91 Solo
Tom V 30/Jun/90 -
with Glenn Watson
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
thinair48 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/85 Solo
hazeysunshine ??/1985 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/84 Lead O/S
with John Harrison
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Hidden 28/May/76 Solo
mikej 16/Jul/72 Solo
with E
Dave Musgrove 01/Aug/71 Solo
with Keith Butler, Andy Wild
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