Rockfax Description
A worthwhile variation on Dexter. Start as for Dexter just left of the corner that drops down from the upper approach-ledge.
Climb the wall to a widening crack and follow this on excellent holds for a few metres until level with a line of weakness on the right wall. Move out right along the line of weakness and, from where it fades, reach right to a rounded shallow crack.
Take the flake above leftwards to the finish of Dexter. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Lewis_F 21 Jun Lead G/U Found move out right from the traverse hard, most likely bad beta. Got a bit gripped and lost. Real line looked too easy after Jim kept bigging it up and thought there was no way I was going to get up the thin run out flake line just left of the true line, so took the swing. Was then informed of my folly and lead it fine. Top end Hvs low end 5b, sustained but well protected with a good rest. 2 stars, 3 if not so much rope drag. Big cams for near the top advisable
Found move out right from the traverse hard, most likely bad beta. Got a bit gripped and lost. Real line looked too easy after Jim kept bigging it up and thought there was no way I was going to get up the thin run out flake line just left of the true line, so took the swing. Was then informed of my folly and lead it fine. Top end Hvs low end 5b, sustained but well protected with a good rest. 2 stars, 3 if not so much rope drag. Big cams for near the top advisable
Rocknast 17 Jun Lead rpt
FaffmasterG 17 Jun 2nd rpt
Brian H 9 Jun Lead rpt
with Baz
with Baz
climbdevon 25 May -
Jim blackford 24 Mar Lead O/S Take lots of medium large cams probably a grade harder for the short
Take lots of medium large cams probably a grade harder for the short
Hidden 24 Mar 2nd rpt
Son of a Harris 25 Feb 2nd O/S
Teappleby 30 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Found this really hard.
with Olga Kondrashova
Found this really hard.
with Olga Kondrashova
Hidden 17 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
janegallwey 17 Aug, 2018 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 9 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt Found this much harder than the last time I climbed it and I thought I could feel the massive granite flake creaking in my (over) gripped hands as I traversed toward the step up!
with Fi
Found this much harder than the last time I climbed it and I thought I could feel the massive granite flake creaking in my (over) gripped hands as I traversed toward the step up!
with Fi
The Screaming Finn 21 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf
Rocknast 21 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
FaffmasterG 21 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Cbulman 19 May, 2018 2nd β
Will Mortimer 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Rachel Calow, alexrowe
with Rachel Calow, alexrowe
Hidden 31 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead O/S
Beth_Morris ??, 2018 2nd O/S Slightly all over the place!
Slightly all over the place!
Hidden 29 Oct, 2017 2nd rpt
janegallwey 29 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt Started from right
with JakeB.
Started from right
with JakeB.
Hidden 27 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf
bavarianmountaingoat 27 Oct, 2017 2nd dnf
Hidden 8 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
Marti999 26 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S About a grade harder if your short.
About a grade harder if your short.
Chimnastics 6 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S Found the move from halfway along the traverse to gaining the groove on the right really hard! Felt much harder than 5a to me. Matt cruised it. Nice route, a very worthwhile variation to Dexter.
Found the move from halfway along the traverse to gaining the groove on the right really hard! Felt much harder than 5a to me. Matt cruised it. Nice route, a very worthwhile variation to Dexter.
Lumbering Oaf 6 Sep, 2017 Lead RP Fell off this route some years ago as I attempted to foot traverse the sloping break rather than use it as a hand traverse. It is much easier as a hand traverse! Nice route and with better gear this way round: much more like HVS 5a!
Fell off this route some years ago as I attempted to foot traverse the sloping break rather than use it as a hand traverse. It is much easier as a hand traverse! Nice route and with better gear this way round: much more like HVS 5a!
derekwwl 25 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
AidanMorris 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
chris cockbain 4 Jul, 2017 Lead dog Didn't commit and rested on a dodgey cam at the end of the traverse :(
Didn't commit and rested on a dodgey cam at the end of the traverse :(
JackSewell1997 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Reachy
with Michael
Reachy
with Michael
Rhys.Roberts 17 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
EliasKhoury 17 Jun, 2017 2nd
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
kierankeavy 17 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Strenuous
with Rhys Roberts
Strenuous
with Rhys Roberts
Hidden 15 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
George_Surf 12 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S really hard! the traverse is thin and commiting, the top is also pretty scary standing on the grey blob
really hard! the traverse is thin and commiting, the top is also pretty scary standing on the grey blob
rachelpearce01 12 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Harry Martin ?May, 2017 Lead
with Toby Dunford
with Toby Dunford
Katsmiff 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Lovely climb, really enjoyed it. Good gear. Crux move was a lean onto a rounded column.
with Christian Keefe, ipegg
Lovely climb, really enjoyed it. Good gear. Crux move was a lean onto a rounded column.
with Christian Keefe, ipegg
ipegg 16 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden 13 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2017 2nd
Hidden 11 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Jess patel 11 Apr, 2017 2nd
with TimAshlin, mike thomas
with TimAshlin, mike thomas
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
Siongethinhill 15 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
with Andrew Peterken
with Andrew Peterken
AndrewP 13 Oct, 2016 Lead dog
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 2016 2nd
Mr Tickle 28 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sally
with Sally
Hidden 18 Jul, 2016 2nd dog
shoulders 14 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf
with pete lewis
with pete lewis
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
George Killaspy 2 Jul, 2016 -
Hebe Knowles 2 Jul, 2016 TR O/S Hard move at the top, requires balls on lead!
Hard move at the top, requires balls on lead!
Skinnybloke 1 Jul, 2016 2nd
Calum M 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Tom McCabe 17 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
with Clare Petrie
with Clare Petrie
8PetrieC 17 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Tom McCabe
with Tom McCabe
Hidden 17 Jun, 2016 2nd dog
Alex Wade 12 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with partz
with partz
partz 12 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 12 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jun, 2016 2nd
OliverRoss 10 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Megan Stillwell
with Megan Stillwell
MegStillwell 10 Jun, 2016 2nd dog
with Ollie Ross
with Ollie Ross
clubmanpete 1 Jun, 2016 Lead well well well... what a great bold little climb... hard for the shorter climber for sure... but either way there are a few committing moves from slabby foot holds! a great climb and one not to be missed in MHP
well well well... what a great bold little climb... hard for the shorter climber for sure... but either way there are a few committing moves from slabby foot holds! a great climb and one not to be missed in MHP
Hidden ?Jun, 2016 2nd β
JCAshman 2 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Mihkel 23 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Good pitch. Top end HVS.
with Nev Contractor
Good pitch. Top end HVS.
with Nev Contractor
John Brayshaw 18 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Tough!
with Gareth
Tough!
with Gareth
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 2nd rpt
Sophie Nunn 4 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
supersouthward 1 Aug, 2015 - Soggy pocket/dish, really fun route
with Selen Thyssen
Soggy pocket/dish, really fun route
with Selen Thyssen
jordana86 23 Jul, 2015 2nd
Stickle Tarn 23 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Went a little too high up the crack before making the traverse. Tried to under cut the large flake directly above the start (should have payed more attention to the guide book!). Down climbed a little and got back on the correct line. Superb climbing but a little bit of an eliminate; one really reachy move and your on decent holds all the way up !
Went a little too high up the crack before making the traverse. Tried to under cut the large flake directly above the start (should have payed more attention to the guide book!). Down climbed a little and got back on the correct line. Superb climbing but a little bit of an eliminate; one really reachy move and your on decent holds all the way up !
andrea83 15 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Excellent, really enjoyed this. Thought it was pretty hard for the grade.
Excellent, really enjoyed this. Thought it was pretty hard for the grade.
Hamish777 15 Jul, 2015 2nd dog Damm. A great lead by Andrea, I found this to be a tough route.
Damm. A great lead by Andrea, I found this to be a tough route.
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 Lead
dbrooks 20 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Alex, Michael, Gareth
with Alex, Michael, Gareth
afrosam 19 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
joeurwin 19 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with afrosam
with afrosam
chrismadar 13 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S An interesting route, particularly the top out move which seemed to be standing on a bulge to what, at the time, was a sopping wet blind pocket.
An interesting route, particularly the top out move which seemed to be standing on a bulge to what, at the time, was a sopping wet blind pocket.
kateharborne 13 Jun, 2015 2nd dog Slipped on the reach move across the face. Otherwise a really fun climb.
Slipped on the reach move across the face. Otherwise a really fun climb.
foostu4 2 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with mjpr
with mjpr
Hidden 2 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Oo 25 May, 2015 2nd
Tim_C7 23 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Henry G, Oo
with Henry G, Oo
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 Lead
Lumbering Oaf 10 Sep, 2014 Lead dnf Fell off trying to get to the foot ledge on right hand side of traverse. Gear good. Will return and complete another day.
Fell off trying to get to the foot ledge on right hand side of traverse. Gear good. Will return and complete another day.
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
duckhead 19 Jul, 2014 -
Brian H 13 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
alice fuller 13 Jul, 2014 Lead β
Hidden 27 Jun, 2014 Lead
MaccMark 20 Jun, 2014 Lead Big reach on a pinch when stepping right on the face.
Big reach on a pinch when stepping right on the face.
augustus trout 20 Jun, 2014 2nd
Tom McCabe 19 Jun, 2014 2nd Nice climb with an interesting traverse. Freed a sling from boulders above.
with James Thompson
Nice climb with an interesting traverse. Freed a sling from boulders above.
with James Thompson
gg4419 26 May, 2014 2nd O/S
Joemanglerocks 26 May, 2014 Lead
with Aiden
with Aiden
nickstephens 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with gg4419
with gg4419
Thumbspragger 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
tomB 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with robman
with robman
robman 19 Apr, 2014 2nd
with tomB
with tomB
Simon cook ??, 2014 -
Motown 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Lee Simmons
with Lee Simmons
leerybunny 6 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Tim W
with Tim W
Tim W 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
DaveFidler 3 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Climbed in proper mist which made the holds wetter as you went along without you realising.
Climbed in proper mist which made the holds wetter as you went along without you realising.
Andy Lagan 24 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
David Maddison 19 Jun, 2013 2nd
imogen.fish 19 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 31 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2013 Lead rpt
stevorobs3 31 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 31 Mar, 2013 2nd dog I could not quite get established in the undercut flake on the first attempt. Needed some thought.
I could not quite get established in the undercut flake on the first attempt. Needed some thought.
aljezurusrf08 30 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2013 Lead
Hidden 23 Mar, 2013 2nd
dobby 200 23 Mar, 2013 Lead β Lead with pre-placed gear
Lead with pre-placed gear
joedoherty 23 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
smolders ?Mar, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Spearos 20 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Riggo
with Riggo
Carter 28 Jun, 2012 Lead dog
Hidden 28 Jun, 2012 Lead β
bunn.aroundthebloc 31 May, 2012 2nd O/S Very escapable route.
with Joe Harris
Very escapable route.
with Joe Harris
Dilwat 19 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
nickdonohue ?May, 2012 Lead
with Dilwat, Chris Stanyon
with Dilwat, Chris Stanyon
Hidden 14 Apr, 2012 -
Dave Heaton 24 Mar, 2012 2nd
with Jake Nichol
with Jake Nichol
jakenichol 24 Mar, 2012 Lead Felt hard and bold in places
Felt hard and bold in places
wojt ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
arandall 10 Dec, 2011 2nd O/S
with Tom Pinnons
with Tom Pinnons
CJEFF ?Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Thomas Ramsdon
with Thomas Ramsdon
Hidden 17 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
Harry Thorpe 17 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S Awesome route, quite blind and reachy I thought
Awesome route, quite blind and reachy I thought
JamPlastick 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Alkis 10 Jun, 2011 Lead dog Went the wrong way, slapping right too early, from the jug below the undercut and fell off. Figured out which way it was meant to go (up to the undercut then right) and did it.
Went the wrong way, slapping right too early, from the jug below the undercut and fell off. Figured out which way it was meant to go (up to the undercut then right) and did it.
GermanAlex 10 Jun, 2011 2nd
Hidden 24 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Gareth 26 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
andybenham 26 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt Fell off this several times a few years back so good to get back on it. Went very smoothly this time. Really enjoyable climbing on perfect granite. Would be three stars if you couldn't walk off it at a couple of points.
with Gareth
Fell off this several times a few years back so good to get back on it. Went very smoothly this time. Really enjoyable climbing on perfect granite. Would be three stars if you couldn't walk off it at a couple of points.
with Gareth
culmclimberRob 11 Sep, 2010 2nd good climb well worth doing
good climb well worth doing
GraMc 9 Sep, 2010 Lead dog went the wrong way so rested on gear
went the wrong way so rested on gear
Hidden 9 Sep, 2010 2nd dog
redshapedfriday ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
berry 29 Jul, 2010 2nd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
andy dunn 2 Jul, 2010 2nd
with Tom
with Tom
Hidden 18 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Em66 18 Jun, 2010 2nd
Little AndyH 18 Jun, 2010 Lead second half only!
second half only!
jmhood ??, 2010 -
Rowansb ?Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
Mark D 11 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
paulh1967 ??, 2009 -
Dan_Carroll 7 Aug, 2008 Solo rpt
Al Franks 31 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Liz davies
with Liz davies
lizzie789 31 Jul, 2008 2nd
RagingPuffin 31 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
DavidR 28 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S Brilliant. Deserves some stars.
Brilliant. Deserves some stars.
Hidden 28 Jul, 2008 2nd dog
BicepAndrews 10 Jun, 2008 Lead Took a reasonable sized fall going up for the undercut/sidecut, my gear popped out, good job i backed it up. Got near the top (after the long runout) and turned into a complete pussy!
with Mike Spilka
Took a reasonable sized fall going up for the undercut/sidecut, my gear popped out, good job i backed it up. Got near the top (after the long runout) and turned into a complete pussy!
with Mike Spilka
Steve Winslow ?Jan, 2008 -
dewrats ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with Oli Boyes Chris Barr
with Oli Boyes Chris Barr
erinbastian 9 Sep, 2007 2nd
with jacob phillips
with jacob phillips
Hidden 9 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 11 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dave Prady, Hannah Shaw
with Dave Prady, Hannah Shaw
masa-alpin 28 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Dom S, Lucy B (ULMC)
with Dom S, Lucy B (ULMC)
Somerset swede basher 28 Apr, 2007 2nd β
with Masa Sakano
with Masa Sakano
Hidden ??, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 4 Mar, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Lev 5 Feb, 2005 Lead O/S Great route, but I took a offroute sit down rest
with Claire Durant, Beth
Great route, but I took a offroute sit down rest
with Claire Durant, Beth
MagnusL ?Feb, 2005 2nd dnf yeah, i suck.
with tomski3
yeah, i suck.
with tomski3
mikeyjbs 2 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow
with wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow
Hidden ?Sep, 2003 2nd
Hidden 28 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 18 Apr, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2002 Lead
pezzerrr 1 Apr, 2002 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet 9 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2001 Lead
Hidden 2 Aug, 2000 2nd
stuart100 20 May, 2000 Lead RP
with Claire Graham
with Claire Graham
FrankW 21 Nov, 1999 Lead rpt
with Laura
with Laura
lost.arrow 11 May, 1998 Lead
with Gill Heartly
with Gill Heartly
FrankW 1 May, 1998 2nd O/S
with Joe
with Joe
John Southworth ?Apr, 1998 Lead
Nettle 17 Jun, 1997 Lead This was quite a bold route, but a big hex was deployed to good effect.A struggle for Stef but a good effort.
with Stef Moran
This was quite a bold route, but a big hex was deployed to good effect.A struggle for Stef but a good effort.
with Stef Moran
belay bunny turned bad ??, 1997 Lead
tompercy ?Mar, 1996 2nd
cornishben ??, 1996 Lead O/S
michael burrows 23 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S
with cen lewis
with cen lewis
colin milton 29 Apr, 1995 Lead dnf
with eric milton
with eric milton
Hidden 14 Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
Alan Scowcroft 14 Apr, 1995 2nd
Steve Claw ??, 1995 -
davebrox ??, 1995 -
leadmat ??, 1995 Lead
tompercy 14 Mar, 1994 Lead
with Chris Lear
with Chris Lear
Hidden ??, 1994 -
Roget 14 Sep, 1993 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
NickJH ?Aug, 1990 Lead
with D Townsend
with D Townsend
Hidden 12 Feb, 1989 2nd
RockPhoenix 1 Jan, 1988 Lead O/S
with Bruv Simon
with Bruv Simon
RichardMc 5 Apr, 1985 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
with Jon Clifford-Smith
GordonHart ?Aug, 1984 Lead O/S
with James Butler
with James Butler
The Reaper 3 Apr, 1983 Lead O/S
DonnyDave 15 Aug, 1980 Lead
with Simon ????, Richard Tuting
with Simon ????, Richard Tuting
Nic Robinson 6 May, 1980 Lead O/S
with Roy Stupak
with Roy Stupak
Rick51 14 Aug, 1971 Lead
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