Rockfax Description
A fine climb up the left-hand side of the smoother face. Exiting the niche at the start is tricky, especially for the short, and gives access to the fine sustained climbing above. From the oak tree in the niche, finish up the arete on the right or the groove on the left. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

buxtoncoffeelover 02/May Lead

Arete finish. Felt quite easy for grade. Very pleasant tho

cragtyke 02/May 2nd
with Nik
Hidden 26/Apr Lead
cragtyke 26/Apr 2nd

Arete finish

with Chris
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/Apr Lead O/S

Lovely, started to fall in love with grit again

with Kev
georgenvk 01/Apr Lead O/S
with cem
cem 01/Apr 2nd rpt
cragtyke 22/Dec/16 2nd

thin cracks finish

with glenn
GlennWatson 22/Dec/16 Lead
Teappleby 20/Sep/16 2nd

With a full sack of trad gear. Made it quite hard.

MSchobitz 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Teappleby 20/Sep/16 2nd

With a full sack of trad gear. Made it quite hard.

Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
charley 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ange
Capricorn One 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Karen PCC
JHiley 21/Jul/16 2nd

Arete finish this time

with PCC
NatalieB 21/Jul/16 TR O/S
Jim Slater 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Pritchard
the power 22/May/16 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd
Andrew Sloan 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Took the right hand finish this time.

with Andy Sloan
Hidden 10/Apr/16 2nd
shaun walby 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mel
Hidden 09/Apr/16 Lead
olddirtydoggy 07/Apr/16 Lead

Long reaches for the arms. Well protected, making it a nice route for anyone wanting to stretch their grade. Really nice route but maybe a 4b at most.

Tony Kartawick ??/2016 -
with Hilary Lawrenson
Jimbo C 10/Oct/15 2nd
with Jurr
Gav Williams 20/Sep/15 Lead
JEP 20/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Gavin
john_ni 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Julian Sorrell (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
john max 05/Sep/15 Lead
with Julian Sorrell
Luke90 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 01/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
the power 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Aniushka 11/Jul/15 2nd

Peak District very severe 4c

with Graham, Zoe Pickering
sopaz 04/Jul/15 Lead
with Mackie
admackie 21/Jun/15 Solo
max_chan 12/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Andy Prichard
Hidden 29/May/15 Solo O/S
Capricorn One 29/May/15 2nd
Graeme Hammond 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable, right hand exit onto the arête out of the cave,

cragtyke 13/May/15 2nd

finished up Lemon Squeezy cracks right of arête.

with Ross
Deezel65 13/May/15 Lead rpt

With the right hand variation up the small cracks direct rather than the grotty stance, makes it 5a but a much more complete route

Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd β
sjbrook 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with PCC
JHiley 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fairly steep in places but much better and easier than it looks with lots of surprising holds and good climbing with a fantastic view. Finished up the steep juggy corner.

with PCC
cragtyke 16/Apr/14 Lead

With the Lemon Squeezy 5a finish up the twin cracks to the right , gives much better climbing and 2 stars.

with Mark B
Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd rpt
djones66 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

This isn't a VS4c and it certainly doesn't deserve 3 stars. I reckon HS 4a maximum, and only 1 star at that. No idea how it ever got the rave write-up it got in my 2-year oold guide book. And I was definitely on the right route. Lots of good gear.

with Stve mc D
g1m147 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Mick.
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead rpt
stevelismore 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
ColinD 04/Jul/13 2nd
with Tim PCC
cem 22/Jun/13 Lead rpt
CrispsSmiths 22/Jun/13 2nd
with cem
colin milton 11/Jun/13 Lead
with shaun l
g1m147 04/May/13 2nd
Wayne S 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Gary
mamboochris ?/May/13 -
with Andrew
ColinD 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
keith leonard 23/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd rpt
cragtyke 30/Apr/12 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
cragtyke 15/Apr/12 Lead
with john g
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/11 -
Simon Caldwell 07/Aug/11 2nd rpt

Carmen led in light rain. In 2 pitches, with a belay in the cave at 3/4 height to avoid a heavier shower!

with Carmen
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd dog
bigphil 27/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 09/May/10 2nd β

The starting move is rather steep. The final move is also interesting. Enjoyable route.

with Yvonne, Graham R
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Different Steve 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Carol Fowles, Steve Gray
Dan Lane 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Very nice climbing, even though it was a little dirty, use loads of cams, and not much else.

with Rick Gibbon
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Sankey 16/Jun/09 Lead
with Andy
andyebbens 15/Jun/09 2nd
with Steve E
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2009 2nd
with Rob Middleton
RM199 ??/2009 -
Simon Caldwell 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Tricky move to start followed by easier climbing to the top. Nice.

with Carmen
bridget143 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
Brown 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Bridget
Hidden 31/May/08 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 23/Mar/08 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 23/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with sophie whyte, victim of mathematics
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 20/Dec/07 Lead
cem 22/Jul/07 2nd
with David T
mooseloose 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Alan Rocky Roberts
Hidden 30/Jan/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/01 2nd
Mark Riley ?/Apr/00 2nd
with Pete Oates
Hidden 01/May/99 Lead O/S
martroberts 29/Mar/97 Lead O/S
iskra2000 14/Oct/95 2nd
with Phil Thornhill
roncaves 19/May/92 Lead
with Martin Vimpney
Roget 25/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones, Jonathan T
babymoac 28/Jun/86 Lead
with MTW & Pravin
tapley 12/Aug/84 Lead
with David Bacon
charlesmfrench 10/Feb/82 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
John Marsland 01/Aug/81 Lead
with Barry Gray, Phil Stras
Paul Ha ??/1981 Lead

Many times, hard pull into the top corner.

with Neil Harrison
Rob Davies 25/May/80 AltLd
with Graham Wilson, Mike Papworth
mike bridges 27/Apr/80 2nd O/S
with Neil Gregory
Tom V ??/1978 -
Hidden 06/Oct/73 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/69 2nd
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