Rockfax Description
18m. A cracking climb, mild but with a bold feel. Gain the hanging rib from the right and balance up it. The lower section is a bit scary but the interest is well maintained. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb easy slabs to the right of the overhang before traversing left to the slab. Climb boldly up the rib before pulling around the final block.

Allan Austin 23/Apr/1960

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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Allan Austin Classics

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unfit 15 May Lead O/S
with matt w
with matt w
iainJ 30 Mar Lead O/S Absolute joke that this is VS - definitely want a grade (or more likely, 2) in hand. Non-straightforward moves, small pebbles and crumbly rock with a certainty of a bad decking if you come off. Ace route though.
with NualaK
Absolute joke that this is VS - definitely want a grade (or more likely, 2) in hand. Non-straightforward moves, small pebbles and crumbly rock with a certainty of a bad decking if you come off. Ace route though.
with NualaK
NualaK 30 Mar 2nd O/S
with LUUMC
with LUUMC
JendeHoxar 28 Mar Lead rpt
with Anne
with Anne
HenryMeier 4 Jan 2nd β
mrphilipoldham 4 Jan Lead O/S Bold as. Do not get on this if you’re just leading VS. It will scare you silly.
Bold as. Do not get on this if you’re just leading VS. It will scare you silly.
EllaF 21 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
olliemartin 21 Oct, 2018 2nd
with Ella
with Ella
Hidden 2 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2018 Lead
Wizzy 11 May, 2018 Solo O/S Classic of the crag. HVS 4c. Upper Arête is steady, but the lower Arête is a scary solo
Classic of the crag. HVS 4c. Upper Arête is steady, but the lower Arête is a scary solo
mop449 29 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S The name's Bold... Very Bold. Super fun though.
The name's Bold... Very Bold. Super fun though.
RosieYates 29 Apr, 2018 2nd β Fab climb, not much gear.
with mop449
Fab climb, not much gear.
with mop449
Flavio 20 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
JendeHoxar 20 Apr, 2018 Solo rpt
with Flavio
with Flavio
Freshprintce 8 Apr, 2018 Lead
Billybobsteele 8 Apr, 2018 2nd
with Will S
with Will S
Dptidman 8 Apr, 2018 -
shaun walby 8 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Dptidman
with Dptidman
Anti-faff 7 Jan, 2018 Lead dnf Shat pants. Off day?
with Mike Conlon
Shat pants. Off day?
with Mike Conlon
John Kelly 12 Nov, 2017 2nd
with MB
with MB
Naomi.P 29 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf Spent a while committing to the pull on to the arête before promptly reversing the moves to the block. Steeper than it looks from below and the thought of average gear off to the side did not help! Felt scarier than sunset slab. Happy to leave for now!
Spent a while committing to the pull on to the arête before promptly reversing the moves to the block. Steeper than it looks from below and the thought of average gear off to the side did not help! Felt scarier than sunset slab. Happy to leave for now!
Malcolm Bass 25 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Henry Swandale, Jenny Swandale
with Henry Swandale, Jenny Swandale
Henry Swandale 25 Oct, 2017 2nd β
SGD 5 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S Very good but very Bold climbing above gear that can be described as OK as opposed to good and certainly harder than Pillar rib. HVS 4c.
with rob1
Very good but very Bold climbing above gear that can be described as OK as opposed to good and certainly harder than Pillar rib. HVS 4c.
with rob1
rob1 5 Aug, 2017 2nd
with SGD
with SGD
mad1693 ?Aug, 2017 2nd β
with adam newton
with adam newton
BarnDawg 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S I wouldn't suggest this unless you are comfortably ticking HVS/E1. The moves are not physically hard but they are unprotected with two potentially very nasty falls. My suggested grade: E1 4b!
I wouldn't suggest this unless you are comfortably ticking HVS/E1. The moves are not physically hard but they are unprotected with two potentially very nasty falls. My suggested grade: E1 4b!
garywong 2 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Christine Belk, BarnDawg
with Christine Belk, BarnDawg
Hidden 8 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Ben1983 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 22 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
NickJH 5 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with CThistlethwaite
with CThistlethwaite
NickJH 5 Apr, 2017 TR rpt To retrieve gear
with CThistlethwaite
To retrieve gear
with CThistlethwaite
JendeHoxar 30 Nov, 2016 Solo
Sut 27 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Mr. K 23 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
James Oswald 23 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S Bold. HVS?
with Mr. K
Bold. HVS?
with Mr. K
papashango 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S then went to gordale and tried pierrepoint.
with natmat
then went to gordale and tried pierrepoint.
with natmat
Hidden 7 Sep, 2016 Lead
sheelba 29 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Naomi
with Naomi
GermanAlex 16 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S To have this down as VS is borderline criminal. The crux is delicate friction climbing with no gear to save you, the consequences of a fall would be very serious. For a vague comparison, Motorcade at Froggat (E1 5a) felt less dodgy.
with Arno
To have this down as VS is borderline criminal. The crux is delicate friction climbing with no gear to save you, the consequences of a fall would be very serious. For a vague comparison, Motorcade at Froggat (E1 5a) felt less dodgy.
with Arno
atom 30 Apr, 2016 Lead dnf Did not even start, stood up on first foothold with left hand on arête and couldn't find my balls to pull round onto the face as the gear is run out to the break
with Becks87
Did not even start, stood up on first foothold with left hand on arête and couldn't find my balls to pull round onto the face as the gear is run out to the break
with Becks87
Hidden 3 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2016 2nd β
GPN 25 Mar, 2016 Solo
with net
with net
Hidden 3 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
kempy7 ??, 2016 Lead
GPN 1 Nov, 2015 Solo
jimbonfire 31 Oct, 2015 Lead
with TT
with TT
Sophie Nunn 25 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ian L, Andy J
with Ian L, Andy J
pauldrew 25 Oct, 2015 Lead
with Kevin Sales
with Kevin Sales
andy jennings 25 Oct, 2015 2nd β
with Sophie
with Sophie
David_Gledson 17 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
with AlanP
with AlanP
mike8331 24 Aug, 2015 Lead
robman 4 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Stroppy 30 May, 2015 Solo O/S Exciting
Exciting
RKirke 30 May, 2015 Solo O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Batt 16 May, 2015 2nd β Having wimped out of leading it!
with Hoyes
Having wimped out of leading it!
with Hoyes
Hoyes 16 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Batt
with Batt
spragglerocks 16 May, 2015 2nd O/S
with Alex S
with Alex S
Hidden ?Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
bencole 1 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Nov, 2014 2nd
Hidden 21 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13 Aug, 2014 Solo
ChrisGreen 5 Aug, 2014 TR O/S
with Ann S
with Ann S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2014 TR
mikestr555 31 Jul, 2014 Lead
lithos 21 Jun, 2014 - bold , bold bold, HVS i reckon with horrendous fall consequences with lack of gear. Compare with Pillar Rib same grade !
with karl c
bold , bold bold, HVS i reckon with horrendous fall consequences with lack of gear. Compare with Pillar Rib same grade !
with karl c
Trobbo 11 Jun, 2014 2nd
with martin dale
with martin dale
Rob Davies 1 Jun, 2014 TR Neither of us wanted to lead this - gear is poor with a potential really nasty fall. On TR it felt no pushover, about HVS 4c, maybe even E1 5a
with neilh
Neither of us wanted to lead this - gear is poor with a potential really nasty fall. On TR it felt no pushover, about HVS 4c, maybe even E1 5a
with neilh
Hidden 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Marq 26 May, 2014 2nd O/S
rbrookes2 19 Apr, 2014 2nd
Hidden 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
tom.n.walker 30 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Kelly Mason
with Kelly Mason
egg-man 10 Mar, 2014 Lead
with Brian Scott, John Pickles
with Brian Scott, John Pickles
robertmctague ??, 2014 Solo O/S I reckon HVS
I reckon HVS
andy gittins 6 Oct, 2013 Lead a bit of a shocker at VS really but quite easy
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
a bit of a shocker at VS really but quite easy
with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Jono_1989 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 23 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Jon Led
with Dan McKinlay
Jon Led
with Dan McKinlay
tony wood 16 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw, Danny Crump
with Martin Bagshaw, Danny Crump
Danny Crump 16 Aug, 2013 Lead
with Martin Bagshaw, tony wood
with Martin Bagshaw, tony wood
Martin Bagshaw 16 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 13 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
with Harrogate club
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 Lead
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 2nd
Dan Mckinlay ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
wnlwy 27 Jul, 2013 Lead
kitkat78 19 Jun, 2013 TR O/S
with Ali W, Jenni Myers
with Ali W, Jenni Myers
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 2nd
Nigel Bond 30 May, 2013 Lead
with Bern Hardman
with Bern Hardman
RM199 25 May, 2013 Lead O/S
maumau 18 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 11 Nov, 2012 2nd
climbingpixie 11 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S Excellent climbing but would be pretty scary as a VS leader. A fall from the crux would be very unpleasant. Probably just HVS 4b - same grade as Sunset Slab.
Excellent climbing but would be pretty scary as a VS leader. A fall from the crux would be very unpleasant. Probably just HVS 4b - same grade as Sunset Slab.
Hidden 11 Nov, 2012 Solo rpt
gw3285 14 Oct, 2012 Lead
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 2nd
Andrew82Leeds 6 Oct, 2012 TR O/S
fatbuoybazza 14 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2012 Lead
ben.phillips 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Tim W 15 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with dave657
with dave657
Hidden 15 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
al jackson ?Jun, 2012 Lead
John Brayshaw 12 May, 2012 2nd rpt
mzchambers 7 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Al ~York
with Al ~York
mattwilk 25 Mar, 2012 TR β Would be a pretty bold lead, not far off a solo given the gear
with Jamie
Would be a pretty bold lead, not far off a solo given the gear
with Jamie
Ram MkiV 18 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
with dad & zak, stead
with dad & zak, stead
simon kimber 29 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Hanski
with Hanski
JonG ??, 2012 -
simon1985 ??, 2012 -
spitfirerick 23 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
akhughes 7 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
David Wynne 24 Sep, 2011 2nd
iainpowell ?Sep, 2011 Lead
eldre070 18 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf Backed off as the fall would have been nasty. No gear on the arete. Easy climbing, but too early I season to trust feet!
with Neil
Backed off as the fall would have been nasty. No gear on the arete. Easy climbing, but too early I season to trust feet!
with Neil
Paul Figg 30 Jul, 2011 -
with Rachel Antill
with Rachel Antill
MeMeMe 5 Jun, 2011 Lead
with amyiveco, Woody
with amyiveco, Woody
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 2nd
Adam1973 21 May, 2011 Lead rpt
with Ann S
with Ann S
Ann S 21 May, 2011 2nd
with Adam
with Adam
Matt Rowat 22 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Oldrid
with Oldrid
Hidden 29 Mar, 2011 2nd
Hidden 4 Mar, 2011 Lead
pratty25 11 Dec, 2010 -
jcurrie93 14 Nov, 2010 2nd O/S
with erica
with erica
Hidden 14 Nov, 2010 2nd
erica 14 Nov, 2010 Lead rpt
Adam1973 7 Nov, 2010 Lead rpt
with Ann S
with Ann S
Ann S 7 Nov, 2010 2nd
with Adam
with Adam
bencole ?Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Nov, 2010 2nd
Graeme Hammond 10 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S bold
with Pete aka Dad
bold
with Pete aka Dad
stimpey 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
with Tom, Cas
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
shaun stephens 27 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with iain powell
with iain powell
mike bridges 22 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S Warm up route,quite bold
Warm up route,quite bold
roberto18 22 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Jack00 11 Jul, 2010 Lead rpt
with Olly
with Olly
soph_the_loaf 6 Jul, 2010 TR O/S soloed first bit up to the ledge and rib, lovely climbing up the rib and arete, finish direct over the bulge above the slab. would be a lot more bold on lead though!
with lewis vaughan, ekaterina sigida
soloed first bit up to the ledge and rib, lovely climbing up the rib and arete, finish direct over the bulge above the slab. would be a lot more bold on lead though!
with lewis vaughan, ekaterina sigida
Hidden 2 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
petegunn 1 Jul, 2010 Lead
ollyroberts 16 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Bold up to the first break!
with Jack00
Bold up to the first break!
with Jack00
Jack00 16 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with Olly
with Olly
Adam1973 31 May, 2010 Lead rpt
santobugito 31 May, 2010 2nd β
edd rab 22 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Seb
with Seb
SteWatkins ?May, 2010 -
tomhull 28 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with bridget noble, adam noble
with bridget noble, adam noble
John Brayshaw 23 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
with Dan
with Dan
jlury 27 Mar, 2010 2nd
Adam1973 27 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt
with jlury
with jlury
Dave Warburton 10 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S couple of scary moves, worse than Padder!
couple of scary moves, worse than Padder!
Ewan Russell 10 Oct, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 8 Oct, 2009 2nd
peteJ23 25 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
scruffster 25 Jul, 2009 2nd RP
with pete jackson
with pete jackson
John Brayshaw 7 May, 2009 Lead rpt possibly a strange choice of first route on a windy day
possibly a strange choice of first route on a windy day
erica 7 May, 2009 2nd
chris skipton 7 May, 2009 2nd
timbo58 5 May, 2009 TR
timbo58 ?May, 2009 Lead
betamonkey 31 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
David Wynne 31 Mar, 2009 2nd
Vikki Bassek 24 Mar, 2009 TR O/S
with Barry
with Barry
mattcyp88 21 Mar, 2009 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
David Wynne 1 Mar, 2009 2nd
Matt Bill Platypus 22 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
Adam1973 22 Feb, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 1 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
with pjm116
with pjm116
Hidden 1 Nov, 2008 Lead
Hidden 24 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 12 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Alison
with Alison
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 24 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 1 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S Terrifying! Nice climbing, but the crux is in the worst possible place with a horrific fall in prospect if you fluff it.
Terrifying! Nice climbing, but the crux is in the worst possible place with a horrific fall in prospect if you fluff it.
crossdressingrodney 1 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
jimorothy ?May, 2008 2nd
with Scott Barnett
with Scott Barnett
jlury 26 Apr, 2008 2nd
Adam1973 26 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with jlury
with jlury
IanJackson 30 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
with Big Ian
Hidden 27 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
ewen 10 Feb, 2008 -
Scott Anderson ??, 2008 -
Hidden ?Nov, 2007 Solo
Hidden 26 Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 23 Oct, 2007 2nd rpt
with erica
with erica
erica 23 Oct, 2007 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 5 Oct, 2007 Lead rpt
with Ed Drake
with Ed Drake
pdisney 11 Sep, 2007 2nd Nice climb not much protection though.
with Andy
Nice climb not much protection though.
with Andy
adamwesthead 9 Jul, 2007 TR O/S
with JBA
with JBA
erica 7 Jul, 2007 2nd
John Brayshaw 7 Jul, 2007 Lead rpt
with erica
with erica
Mattyk 29 May, 2007 Solo O/S
with ali k
with ali k
Hidden 21 Apr, 2007 Lead
bob3141 21 Apr, 2007 -
Darrell Read 21 Apr, 2007 Lead
with Ian Baker
with Ian Baker
vertical worm ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with val p
with val p
Hidden 30 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Brown 5 Sep, 2006 Solo O/S
chris skipton 30 Jun, 2006 2nd
John Brayshaw 30 Jun, 2006 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist, chris skipton
with Pete Twist, chris skipton
Hidden 18 Feb, 2006 2nd O/S
spoony84 ??, 2006 -
reg_measures 17 Dec, 2005 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Nov, 2005 Lead O/S
erica 16 Sep, 2005 2nd
John Brayshaw 16 Sep, 2005 Lead rpt
with erica
with erica
jacque 20 Jul, 2005 2nd
with with The Gritstone Club
with with The Gritstone Club
Shaw Brown 22 May, 2005 Lead
with cliff brown
with cliff brown
Chesh ?May, 2005 Lead
with Lawrence
with Lawrence
leighjepson ?Apr, 2005 Lead
with Tim Watkins
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 Lead
SteveM ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with LMC
with LMC
Simon Caldwell 18 Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
chrishedgehog 31 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
with Mark Gill
John Brayshaw 26 Sep, 2003 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist
with Pete Twist
Martin Bennett 4 May, 2003 -
with Glenn
with Glenn
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 6 Apr, 2003 Lead
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Hidden ?Apr, 2003 2nd
John Brayshaw 20 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy
with John Kennedy
Hammy 16 Apr, 2000 TR
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25 Sep, 1999 Lead
with TobyA, Drew
with TobyA, Drew
Antony Mariani ??, 1999 TR O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
rlrs ??, 1999 TR
nickdonohue 18 Oct, 1998 Lead very bold! excellent climb
with Richard Jasicki
very bold! excellent climb
with Richard Jasicki
Andy Say 4 Apr, 1997 Solo
Neil R 19 Jun, 1996 Lead
with John CMC
with John CMC
SR1970 ?May, 1996 Lead O/S
alan moore ??, 1995 Solo Brilliant!
Brilliant!
Neil R 17 Jul, 1994 2nd
with Mark
with Mark
rob.grafton 3 May, 1994 2nd
with Bruce
with Bruce
Martin Bennett 3 Aug, 1993 Solo
crossleysm ??, 1993 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 18 Jul, 1992 2nd
with Graham Exley
with Graham Exley
Dave Turnbull 24 May, 1992 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
with Jane Turnbull
Mick King 14 Dec, 1991 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
with Pete Hankinson
Graham Kennedy 21 Oct, 1991 TR
with Graeme Hill
with Graeme Hill
Martin Bennett 21 Jul, 1991 TR
with RA
with RA
whispering nic 16 Feb, 1991 Lead
with Ali W
with Ali W
Hidden ?Aug, 1990 Solo O/S
craig h ?Aug, 1990 Solo
with Dnmn
with Dnmn
Tom V 30 Jun, 1990 -
with Glenn Watson
with Glenn Watson
Dave Musgrove 17 Sep, 1989 2nd
Andy Say 29 May, 1988 Lead
Chris Ellis 29 May, 1988 2nd
Neil McA 30 May, 1987 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Oct, 1985 Solo
Bullybones ??, 1985 Lead
Nic Robinson ??, 1980 -
Hidden 28 Apr, 1979 TR O/S
Hidden ??, 1979 Lead
Dave Musgrove 5 Nov, 1978 -
Hidden 9 May, 1978 Lead
cenotaphcorner ??, 1978 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 1977 Lead
Hidden ??, 1975 Lead
mikej 16 Jul, 1972 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Seymore Butt ??, 1965 TR
with Keith Roberts
with Keith Roberts
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Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 57
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 52
Votes cast 49
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
DNF
Redpoint
Not Set