Rockfax Description
12m. Start up Golden Stairs but move out right to gain the base of the slab awkwardly. Pad up its left-hand edge, heading for the magic fluting above. Photo on page 236. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
AxelC 16/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Craig Silvie
Slyven 16/Dec/16 2nd
with Axel
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Solo
watson.b 18/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Adamski1986 18/Sep/16 2nd
Climbster 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Vixie 11/Sep/16 2nd dog

2 takes while I worked out how to get around the corner. Once I spotted the flake and worked it out I got it clean.

with Ian, Matt
Bloke on a Rope 11/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Steady away

with Matt
peterhubbard 23/Jun/16 2nd
with Conrad
Hidden 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Dervey 26/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Liam
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd rpt
petegunn 04/Oct/15 Lead
with Davina
JDC 04/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Senna 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
spenser 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Awesome route! Considerably easier than The Witch but just as good!

with Shaun
Alpenglow 04/Jun/15 TR rpt
with Adam W, Adam M, Alice B
Alpenglow 25/May/15 Lead O/S

Three pebble-esque

with Adam M
Adamski1986 02/May/15 Lead rpt
garyb1442 02/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 04/Mar/15 Solo rpt
HaddRoots 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Definetly a soft E2 but the gear cams in the break were all pretty shit

JDC 10/Oct/14 2nd
sebbi30 ?/Oct/14 2nd O/S
stuart34 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Doug the thug, Adam Russel
Richard Alderton 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Liam
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo β
D.Russell 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Dervey 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
PeteWilson 25/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with John P, Andi T, Dave
AlexRenshaw 13/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
watson.b 23/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with rich
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 12/Apr/14 2nd
with Richard Gage
samwillo 24/Mar/14 Lead
philm_uk 23/Mar/14 TR O/S
malinkvist 23/Mar/14 2nd
with Marianne, Sam
Hidden 23/Mar/14 TR dog
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
bencole ?/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Gus 22/Feb/14 Lead
with Souljah
Souljah 22/Feb/14 2nd
with Gus
Lunar25 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

not sure about any of the gear 0_o

with Dave LE
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S
climbalive ??/2014 -
Antd 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Liza Wolfson
Shea 23/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Exciting solo! Did the move very wrong, as a reachy burly campus instead of the nice smear rockover method

ValDog 22/Sep/13 -
ValDog 22/Sep/13 -
Antd 21/Sep/13 2nd
Mike_Hayes 26/May/13 2nd
with Slim
climberchristy 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Very good move but a one move wonder really. Easy once standing up on slab although run out. Soft for e2?

with bencole
John 'B' Hutchinson 05/May/13 2nd β
with Stewart Rattray
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Alex Mason 02/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Runnels!

Hidden 02/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Adamski1986 02/Mar/13 2nd
with Richard Gage
Dr Toph 09/Jan/13 2nd O/S

Bit of a one-move wonder. The slab is over too soon.

with Will
salix 09/Jan/13 Lead dog
with Topher
SamWimpenny ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Matt Gibbings
Glenn Sutcliffe 07/Nov/12 Lead
with Charl
georgedunton 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Tom Folley 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
le t 02/Sep/12 Sent β
with ross
Trevera 26/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 22/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Ross Creber
Hidden 09/Dec/11 2nd
petegunn 09/Dec/11 Lead
with Davina
Dougie Harvey 20/Nov/11 2nd β
Alasdair Fulton 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
tomdude 15/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with rob
robertmichaeladams 15/Oct/11 Lead

one amazing hex 4 for the crux, and an ok friend 1

with Tom
Hidden 13/Sep/11 2nd
AndyT1151 11/Sep/11 2nd
JRae 11/Sep/11 Lead
with A Turnbull, A Saul
Reaver2k 11/Sep/11 2nd
with JRae
Natalie feather ?/Aug/11 Lead
PiotrB 10/Jul/11 2nd
CharlieMack 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Pam
phil64 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pudding 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S
wookie667 15/Jun/11 Sent O/S
ewan i 01/Jun/11 2nd
with mark duggan
Mark D 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine, Laurence Everitt
Laurence Everitt 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ewan Irvine, Mark D
MDowson 07/May/11 Lead rpt
with oli warlow
a13x 01/May/11 Lead O/S
James Rolf ??/2011 2nd O/S
gforce 25/Jul/10 Lead
with James
James Prowse 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Graham
jameslord 09/Jul/10 2nd dog

with a tug on the rope first time round, as had missed a hold... clean on second attempt!

with chris
Hidden 09/Jul/10 Lead
j0shwyatt000 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
tomdude 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with ben warlow
tom144807 09/May/10 2nd O/S
Woodiee 08/May/10 2nd rpt

definitatley E1 5a max

odox 08/May/10 Lead O/S

Just feels a bit precarious on the on-sight. Easy moves though. Did this as a warm up :-0

MDowson 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/10 2nd O/S
petegunn 07/May/10 Lead
with Davina
seeroo 02/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Alison2 ?/May/10 2nd O/S
rgd1977 23/Apr/10 TR
graham lawrie ??/2010 Lead O/S
scott gibson ??/2010 -
pete87abs 23/Oct/09 Lead O/S

first onsight e2. Only gear is 1 shit cam

Hidden 07/Sep/09 Lead
Smelly Fox 26/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 26/May/09 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Very good route,got 2 cams in the crack before 'the move' so it felt easy at E2.

with dave
dave o 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Julia H
vanderz 02/May/09 Lead O/S
dodfoster 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with ben robinson
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead β
CalumC 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
burto 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with ducky
Andy Moles 24/Jan/09 2nd
with Calum
barney_edin ??/2009 Lead
andymoin 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Softest e2 yet, but only because I found a large tricams placement in the slab flutes, look v scary without. Nice rock over.

with Sean
Sean Bell 02/Oct/08 Lead dnf

Easy crux, felt like a hard 5a, penalty for failure on the fluting didnt look inviting so bailed.

with Andy
dj_brigham05 05/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Went for the lead knowing it was "poorly protected" so expecting some poor cam or small nuts. Couldn't find anything so pretty much soloed it!

with Chris Gordon
Hidden 29/Jun/08 -
ed woods 14/Jun/08 2nd
mshorter 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
gaz.marshall 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Woodiee 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Felt very soft touch! - wouldnt want to fall off the top fluting but your not going to... camalot .5 is bomber!

Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
RobScotland 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Dougie
Chad123 01/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Nice route but very easy for grade. One easy 5b move with perfect protection leads to the runout but easy slab. Three Pebble Slab is harder and thats now HVS!

with Viv
scott gibson ?/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
andyandy 26/May/07 Lead
with Phil
Hidden 27/May/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S

Had a 'moment' on the crux rock up when a friend caught in the bow of my shoelace making it impossible to straighten my leg out.

Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Mr Pink 2 ??/2005 -
Hidden 25/Jan/04 Lead O/S
ali_robb ??/2004 Solo O/S
ewen ??/2003 -
Roget ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 2nd
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead
Russell Lovett 01/Apr/99 Lead rpt

Had previously top roped this climb on 15/8/1998

with andrew haigh
mike fenwick ?/Apr/99 TR
Hidden 19/Jun/98 Lead O/S
akamini ?/Jul/97 Solo
Ian Jones ??/1997 Solo
tlr 07/May/95 2nd
with Pete D
tlr 14/Apr/95 Lead
with Andy B
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Apr/94 Solo
mattnuttall 07/Apr/94 Solo O/S
Steve Crowe 25/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with KM
Evoman ?/Apr/93 Solo
Jon Read ?/Feb/93 Solo O/S
kato'sdad ??/1992 Solo
Rich Kirby ?/Oct/91 Lead
gme 01/Jan/90 -
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/89 Solo
andybirtwistle 16/Jul/86 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/83 TR
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
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Voting
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
Votes cast 41
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 39
Votes cast 31
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Bouldered
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
Dogged
DNF
Not Set