Rockfax Description
Avoids the crux of Great North Road. Start up GNR but continue up the block-choked crack to the big ledge (4b ). Traverse delicately rightwards into the corner and finish up GNR. © Rockfax

melv 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Fi
Hidden 12/Aug Lead O/S
kermit_uk 12/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul Lead O/S
KeenClimber 21/Jun Lead O/S
with Phil Shaw
morganator 12/Mar 2nd O/S
with Stan Halstead
TRip 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Passive ascent (no cams). No where near as good as GNR.

with Rich H
wjlacey 18/Aug/16 Lead

jp second. my first real lead

mattaw91 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
paulsross 17/Jul/16 2nd dog

The traverse is desperate, thin and unprotected, glad I wasn't leading. Coming out from under the roof defeated me.

with Phil Biglands
kez1 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Frankie Doodle 05/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with kez1
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd O/S
greenclimb 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
cem 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

As Coel comments below, the full route is certainly worth HVS 5a.

Pero 09/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/15 Lead
Caroline_Schofield 29/Jun/15 -
Coel Hellier 16/Jun/15 Lead

I presume that the votes for "easy VS" and "easy 4b", etc, are for the first half, up to the ledge, only. The traverse into GNR is mid-HVS 5a.

shouter 24/Aug/14 2nd
Jim Slater 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nervy traverse into GNR as it is seriously run out. HVS 5a

dannyboy83 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Lena
KamilJ 03/Aug/14 2nd
with Lena
lena.drapella 24/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Benjamin Ochner, dannyboy
adi bryant 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Only to the ledge coz Molly's boots were the wrong ones...

Thunderthighsontheloose 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 26/May/14 Lead

to ledge only

Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
uphillnow ??/2014 -
rich_hw 10/Oct/13 Lead O/S
john_ni 10/Oct/13 2nd
BenedictIEP 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S

To the big ledge

with James Swainston, Matt Marsh
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd
scotty h 13/Sep/12 Lead β

I think this was the route I did. It had a block crack finish as the second pitch, and topping out had soil in places not available as holds.

with Edd Harris
MartinPL 09/Sep/12 Lead β

nice crack

Hidden 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S

HVS 5a if you do the full route and go right onto GNR which is quite an interesting traverse and takes in quite a bit of good climbing on GNR.

pebbles 23/Jul/12 AltLd

led initial crack only then belayed at ledge, didnt feel up to (gearless) traverse or continuation groove after. traverse and moves through lip felt precarious on second.

with guido
Pete Graham 01/Mar/12 2nd
alias dave 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bpempire 01/Jul/11 Lead β
ggflett 04/Jun/11 Lead β

bottom section

with John Bayliss, Tom Foster
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 19/May/11 2nd O/S

Up to the big ledge then finished up Scoop Crack.

soph 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
colin milton 27/Mar/10 Lead
with eric milton
Woodiee 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Matthallinan 29/May/08 2nd
with Paul Winder
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 17/Feb/08 Lead dnf
with Jens Verhagh
roberto18 ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
tom.e 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
The Jazz Butcher ??/2007 -
andymoin 18/Nov/06 Lead O/S

went up with the intention of doing gnr but ended up botteling it! next time..

Hidden 09/Jun/06 2nd
duncan 03/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Hugo Glover
Roget ??/2003 Lead O/S
with jon
samwelli 04/Apr/02 2nd
samwelli 04/Apr/02 2nd
with Reuben Brown
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead
99bolivar ??/2000 2nd

1st pitch only

tlr ??/2000 Lead
ajc 28/Aug/99 Lead O/S
colin milton 06/May/95 Lead
with eric milton
roncaves 24/Aug/93 AltLd
with Gavin Williams
Chris Ellis 24/Sep/92 2nd
with Paul Farmer
DerwentDiluted ??/1992 AltLd
conradallen 30/Dec/91 AltLd
pingora 11/Sep/91 -
with G Frost
beaumap ?/Oct/89 Lead
with Bernie Green
Alan James - UKC and UKH 09/Oct/88 Lead
with Tudor Griffiths
Pete Pozman 07/Jun/86 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
John Marsland 17/Nov/85 AltLd
with Guy Beaumont
charlesmfrench 28/Oct/84 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/84 Lead
tapley 29/Jul/84 Lead
with Dave Kent
Hidden 06/May/84 -
Martin Haworth ??/1984 Lead O/S
with tim wright
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
babymoac 15/Aug/81 2nd
with MTW
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Ken Taylor 15/Aug/80 Lead O/S
with Steve Pogmore
Hidden 18/Feb/78 2nd
Nigel Bond 26/May/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Mark Kemball 24/Apr/77 2nd
with Sarah Bridge
Al Evans ??/1976 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1973 Lead
Dave Musgrove 05/Sep/71 AltLd
with Charlie Vigano, Jim Worthington
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 16
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 13
Votes cast 13
Style of ascent
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