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

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

Anti-faff 07/Jan Lead dnf

Shat pants. Off day?

with Mike Conlon
MFB 12/Nov/17 2nd
with MB
Naomi.P 29/Oct/17 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!

with Leo H
Malcolm Bass 25/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Henry Swandale, Jenny Swandale
Henry Swandale 25/Oct/17 2nd β
SGD 05/Aug/17 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.

BarnDawg 02/Jul/17 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!

with Gary
garywong 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Christine Belk, Barney
Hidden 08/May/17 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Ben1983 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
NickJH 05/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with CThistlethwaite
NickJH 05/Apr/17 TR rpt

To retrieve gear

with CThistlethwaite
Hidden 30/Nov/16 Solo
Mr. K 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
James Oswald 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Bold. HVS?

Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/16 Lead
sheelba 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Naomi
GermanAlex 16/Jul/16 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
atom 30/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Did not even start, stood up on first foothold with left hand on arĂȘte and couldn't find my balls to pull round onto the face as the gear is run out to the break

Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
GPN 25/Mar/16 Solo
with Annette
Hidden 03/Mar/16 Lead O/S
GPN 01/Nov/15 Solo
jimbonfire 31/Oct/15 Lead
with TT
Sophie Nunn 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ian L, Andy J
pauldrew 25/Oct/15 Lead
with Kevin Sales
andy jennings 25/Oct/15 2nd β
with Sophie
David_Gledson 17/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Alan
mike8331 24/Aug/15 Lead
robman 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Stroppy 30/May/15 Solo O/S


Batt 16/May/15 2nd β

Having wimped out of leading it!

Hoyes 16/May/15 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alex S
scottcoates ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
bencole 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Aug/14 Solo
ChrisGreen 05/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Ann S
Hidden 05/Aug/14 TR
mikestr555 31/Jul/14 Lead
lithos 21/Jun/14 -

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/14 2nd
with martin dale
Rob Davies 01/Jun/14 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

Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
Marq 26/May/14 2nd O/S
with Kev
rbrookes2 19/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tom.n.walker 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kelly Mason
egg-man 10/Mar/14 Lead
with Brian Scott, John Pickles
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo O/S

I reckon HVS

andy gittins 06/Oct/13 Lead

a bit of a shocker at VS really but quite easy

with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Jono_LS16 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Jon Led

with Dan McKinlay
tony wood 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw, Danny Crump
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 Lead
with Martin Bagshaw, Tony Wood
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 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
wnlwy 27/Jul/13 Lead
kitkat78 19/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Ali W, Jenny M
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
Nigel Bond 30/May/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
RM199 25/May/13 Lead O/S
maumau 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 11/Nov/12 2nd
climbingpixie 11/Nov/12 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.

with Hazel
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Solo rpt
gw3285 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
Andrew82Leeds 06/Oct/12 TR O/S
fatbuoybazza 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead
ben.phillips 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Tim W 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
al jackson ?/Jun/12 Lead
John Brayshaw 12/May/12 2nd rpt
with Josh
mzchambers 07/May/12 Lead O/S
with Al ~York
mattwilk 25/Mar/12 TR β

Would be a pretty bold lead, not far off a solo given the gear

with Jamie
Ram MkiV 18/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with dad & zak, stead
simon kimber 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
JonG ??/2012 -
simon1985 ??/2012 -
spitfirerick 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
akhughes 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S
David Wynne 24/Sep/11 2nd
iainpowell ?/Sep/11 Lead
eldre070 18/Aug/11 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
Paul Figg 30/Jul/11 -
with Rachel Antill
MeMeMe 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Amy, Woody
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
Adam1973 21/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 21/May/11 2nd
with Adam
Matt Rowat 22/Apr/11 2nd
with Oldrid
Hidden 29/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Lead
pratty25 11/Dec/10 -
jcurrie93 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/10 2nd
erica 14/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Shirley
Adam1973 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 07/Nov/10 2nd
with Adam
bencole ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Dad
Graeme Hammond 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S


with Pete aka Dad
stimpey 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mike bridges 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Warm up route,quite bold

roberto18 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Jack00 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Olly
soph_the_loaf 06/Jul/10 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
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead
ollyroberts 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Bold up to the first break!

Jack00 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Olly
Adam1973 31/May/10 Lead rpt
with Sean L
santobugito 31/May/10 2nd β
with Adam
edd rab 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Seb
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
tomhull 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with bridget noble, adam noble
John Brayshaw 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Dan
jlury 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Adam
Adam1973 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Dave Warburton 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S

couple of scary moves, worse than Padder!

with Ewan
Ewan Russell 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 2nd
peteJ23 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
scruffster 25/Jul/09 2nd RP
with pete jackson
John Brayshaw 07/May/09 Lead rpt

possibly a strange choice of first route on a windy day

with Chris, Erica
erica 07/May/09 2nd
with John
chris skipton 07/May/09 2nd
timbo58 05/May/09 TR
timbo58 ?/May/09 Lead
betamonkey 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 31/Mar/09 2nd
Vikki Bassek 24/Mar/09 TR O/S
with Barry
mattcyp88 21/Mar/09 Lead
with Dad
David Wynne 01/Mar/09 2nd
Matt Bill Platypus 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Adam1973 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alison
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Aug/08 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 24/Aug/08 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Aug/08 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.

crossdressingrodney 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
jimorothy ?/May/08 2nd
with Scott Barnett
jlury 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Adam
Adam1973 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
IanJackson 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S
ewen 10/Feb/08 -
Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
mike fenwick ?/Nov/07 Solo

back rope solo

Hidden 26/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/07 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 23/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with Erica
erica 23/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with John
John Brayshaw 05/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Ed Drake
pdisney 11/Sep/07 2nd

Nice climb not much protection though.

with Andy
adamwesthead 09/Jul/07 TR O/S
with JBA
erica 07/Jul/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 07/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Erica
Mattyk 29/May/07 Solo O/S
with Ali K
bob3141 21/Apr/07 -
Darrell Read 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Ian Baker
vertical worm ??/2007 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth ??/2007 Lead O/S
with val p
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Brown 05/Sep/06 Solo O/S
chris skipton 30/Jun/06 2nd
John Brayshaw 30/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist, Chris
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd O/S
spoony84 ??/2006 -
reg_measures 17/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
erica 16/Sep/05 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 16/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Erica
jacque 20/Jul/05 2nd
with with The Gritstone Club
Shaw Brown 22/May/05 Lead
with cliff brown
Chesh ?/May/05 Lead
with Lawrence
leighjepson ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
SteveM ??/2005 Lead O/S
with LMC
Simon Caldwell 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
chrishedgehog 31/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
John Brayshaw 26/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with Pete Twist
Martin Bennett 04/May/03 -
with Glenn
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 06/Apr/03 Lead
with Rebecca
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
John Brayshaw 20/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with John Kennedy
Hammy 16/Apr/00 TR
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/Sep/99 Lead
with Toby A, Drew
Antony Mariani ??/1999 TR O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ??/1999 TR
nickdonohue 18/Oct/98 Lead

very bold! excellent climb

with Richard Jasicki
Andy Say 04/Apr/97 Solo
Neil R 19/Jun/96 Lead
with John CMC
SR1970 ?/May/96 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/1995 Solo


Neil R 17/Jul/94 2nd
with Mark
rob.grafton 03/May/94 2nd
with Bruce
Martin Bennett 03/Aug/93 Solo
crossleysm ??/1993 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 18/Jul/92 2nd
with Graham Exley
Dave Turnbull 24/May/92 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
Mick King 14/Dec/91 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
Graham Kennedy 21/Oct/91 TR
with Graeme Hill
Martin Bennett 21/Jul/91 TR
with RA
whispering nic 16/Feb/91 Lead
with Ali W
Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo O/S
craig h ?/Aug/90 Solo
Tom V 30/Jun/90 -
with Glenn Watson
Dave Musgrove 17/Sep/89 2nd
with David
Andy Say 29/May/88 Lead
Chris Ellis 29/May/88 2nd
Neil McA 30/May/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/85 Solo
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Hidden 28/Apr/79 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
Dave Musgrove 05/Nov/78 -
Hidden 09/May/78 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/77 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
with Unsure
mikej 16/Jul/72 Lead
with E
Seymore Butt ??/1965 TR
with Keith Roberts
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