Rockfax Description
One of Buttermere's most popular routes; but no pushover. Start from a ledge reached by easy scramble. Traverse right above the overhang and climb the difficult central crack-line that eases towards the top. A fine combination is to move right to join Close Shave after the initial difficult crack on Samson at E1 5b. © Rockfax

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Nuts of Legends, Lakes HVS, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
DavidR 25 Aug Lead O/S
Mike Hutton 25 Jul Lead
Dave Parton 13 Jul Lead
with Rob Rocket
with Rob Rocket
Rob Rocket 13 Jul 2nd
Hidden 3 Jul Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 28 Jun Lead rpt
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
Marti999 22 Jun Lead O/S
Rachel S 21 Jun 2nd
with biscuit
with biscuit
chris smith 12 May Lead O/S Awesome route amazing protection and positions very technical climbing wit good rests throughout
Awesome route amazing protection and positions very technical climbing wit good rests throughout
chris smith 12 May Lead O/S Awesome route amazing protection and positions very technical climbing wit good rests throughout
Awesome route amazing protection and positions very technical climbing wit good rests throughout
Hidden 23 Apr 2nd
odox 22 Apr 2nd
with Sam Webb
with Sam Webb
Shaw Brown 21 Apr Lead Seemed much harder than I when last did it, must be old age!
Seemed much harder than I when last did it, must be old age!
JemG 9 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with John Ledgard
with John Ledgard
fweatherall1 27 Jul, 2018 2nd
Bob Conley 26 Jul, 2018 Lead Felt like 5b to me, took a short fall getting wrong handed and wrong footed at the crux, but first trad HVS lead for 30 years so not too bothered.
Felt like 5b to me, took a short fall getting wrong handed and wrong footed at the crux, but first trad HVS lead for 30 years so not too bothered.
James Lowe 26 Jul, 2018 Lead β Had a good nosey when abbing past previously. Really good
with Matt Fraser
Had a good nosey when abbing past previously. Really good
with Matt Fraser
Tom Pillow 1 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Treeking82 1 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Ian Selby
with Ian Selby
FH 30 Jun, 2018 2nd
with SP
with SP
Hidden 30 Jun, 2018 Lead
harold walmsley 7 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt Soloed it last time. Felt hard this time.
with Chris Calow, Mark Hounslea
Soloed it last time. Felt hard this time.
with Chris Calow, Mark Hounslea
joe king 6 Jun, 2018 Lead
with rob coles
with rob coles
Hidden 29 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2018 Lead β
Harry Ellis 22 May, 2018 Lead
with matt fraser
with matt fraser
jeremy 22 May, 2018 2nd
with Roger
with Roger
joe.91 6 May, 2018 2nd O/S 5a my arse we thought it was 5c minimum! From the comments I'm guessing something may of come off! Wouldn't of surprised me if someone told me it was E2!
with Fragmod
5a my arse we thought it was 5c minimum! From the comments I'm guessing something may of come off! Wouldn't of surprised me if someone told me it was E2!
with Fragmod
Fragmod 6 May, 2018 Lead
with joe.91
with joe.91
topsyturvy 27 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S good route but damp and green today
good route but damp and green today
jon bradley 23 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with John Peate
with John Peate
Lakesben 19 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Solid 5b for a few metres with great gear.
with The Plough
Solid 5b for a few metres with great gear.
with The Plough
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
John Kelly 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with MB
with MB
Hidden 26 May, 2015 Lead dnf
Swotson ??, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ian Athroll
with Ian Athroll
Olli-C 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Lou
with Lou
Stickle Tarn 7 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome route in need of more traffic. Quite green and damp in the start of the crack. Felt tough HVS in the lower half.
Awesome route in need of more traffic. Quite green and damp in the start of the crack. Felt tough HVS in the lower half.
AndyMcCoy 26 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Bill, Fred_Richard
with Bill, Fred_Richard
brockers 26 Jul, 2014 Lead great route to come back after following maggie a year or two ago
great route to come back after following maggie a year or two ago
martrin 11 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Small and weak ?Jun, 2014 2nd
Hidden 28 Apr, 2014 2nd
martrin ??, 2014 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
chrisallan 27 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
y2keable 26 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Paul Figg 13 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Nick Clement 13 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
alpinismo.uk 6 Jul, 2013 Lead dnf
Em66 ?Jul, 2013 -
with Tom, Rosie
with Tom, Rosie
Hidden 20 Jun, 2013 2nd
Justin Shiels 9 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Chris
with Chris
DavidEvans 2 Jun, 2013 Lead Excellent
with Helen Garrett
Excellent
with Helen Garrett
john lynch 1 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with johan
with johan
johang 1 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with john lynch
with john lynch
Hidden 10 Oct, 2012 2nd rpt
Ken Applegate 20 Jun, 2012 Lead Great route, with bomber gear throughout. Well worthy of 3 stars!
with Alex Wheldon
Great route, with bomber gear throughout. Well worthy of 3 stars!
with Alex Wheldon
Hidden 20 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 27 May, 2012 2nd
John Nuttall 21 May, 2012 Lead
with Andy H
with Andy H
DaveAtkinson 1 Apr, 2012 Lead Excellent pitch with superb pro.
with P.Cannon
Excellent pitch with superb pro.
with P.Cannon
Jim Slater 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S A good challenge, proper HVS.
with Gavlar
A good challenge, proper HVS.
with Gavlar
Hidden 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 Lead
mbambi 25 May, 2010 Lead
with brian kirkpatrick
with brian kirkpatrick
Hidden 22 May, 2010 2nd
Hidden 2 May, 2010 2nd
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
tomhull 18 Apr, 2010 2nd β
with matt harris
with matt harris
Hidden ??, 2010 -
duncana 26 Sep, 2009 2nd Tough climbing and jammed foot in crack - ow
with Pippa Archer
Tough climbing and jammed foot in crack - ow
with Pippa Archer
S Lynch 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 Lead
brockers 8 Aug, 2009 2nd great pitch, I wish I'd led it!
great pitch, I wish I'd led it!
John Pickles 29 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackay
with Neil Mackay
martrin 30 May, 2009 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 30 May, 2009 2nd
Pete Wimbush 19 Apr, 2009 2nd Direct start E1 5B
with Chris Hindley
Direct start E1 5B
with Chris Hindley
Chris Wright 16 Apr, 2009 Lead
stimpey 5 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
petegunn 5 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Davina & Steve
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 9 May, 2008 2nd O/S
petegunn 9 May, 2008 Lead
MMarsden ?Mar, 2008 2nd dog
Hidden ??, 2008 -
platt2000 ??, 2008 Lead
Mike Lee 10 Aug, 2007 2nd HVS5b 36mts. Jim led.
with Jim
HVS5b 36mts. Jim led.
with Jim
Bob 10 Jun, 2007 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
with M. Bullough, Steve Brock
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2007 Lead O/S HVS 5b
with Fiend
HVS 5b
with Fiend
biggianthead 27 Jul, 2006 -
with HT
with HT
Hidden 15 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
ewen ?Jun, 2006 Lead
Ian Hinkins ?Jun, 2006 2nd
with ewen
with ewen
steve prior ?Apr, 2006 Lead
with Pete R
with Pete R
Hidden 14 Jun, 2004 AltLd
Hidden 23 May, 2004 Lead
Hidden 15 May, 2004 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 May, 2004 Lead
Shaw Brown 28 Sep, 2003 Lead
with David Jones
with David Jones
Nigel Coe 3 Aug, 2003 2nd
with Amnon
with Amnon
Bruce Kerr 21 Sep, 2002 AltLd
with Roger Benton
with Roger Benton
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17 Jun, 2000 2nd O/S
with Drew
with Drew
clive-greenwood 16 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
with Chris Harling
with Chris Harling
Dave Cundy ?Jul, 1999 2nd O/S
with Hal Rzadkiwiecz, Dave Wood
with Hal Rzadkiwiecz, Dave Wood
mikej 10 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
Ratfeeder 24 May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Kim C
with Kim C
biggianthead 21 Sep, 1997 -
with HT
with HT
Mick King 21 Jun, 1995 2nd
with Karl Lunt
with Karl Lunt
JiveWeasel ??, 1995 2nd
with Al H
with Al H
biggianthead 16 Jul, 1994 -
with C
with C
Greg Cunningham ??, 1994 2nd
with dave langrish
with dave langrish
Hidden 7 Jun, 1992 Lead
stewart murray 20 May, 1992 2nd O/S
with Alastair Smeaton
with Alastair Smeaton
whispering nic 1 Jun, 1991 -
with Ali W
with Ali W
biggianthead ?May, 1991 -
with HT
with HT
uphillnow ??, 1990 Lead again on 24th june 2014.
with Martin Akhurst
again on 24th june 2014.
with Martin Akhurst
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jul, 1989 AltLd
with Bill Williamson
with Bill Williamson
Steve Crowe ??, 1989 Lead O/S
with Mark Turner
with Mark Turner
Hidden 24 Apr, 1988 AltLd
Neil R 20 Jun, 1987 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
Tom V ??, 1986 -
Ken Taylor 25 Jul, 1984 AltLd
with George Diprose
with George Diprose
andybirtwistle 28 Jul, 1983 Lead
with Ernie Greenwood
with Ernie Greenwood
biggianthead ?Aug, 1982 -
with HT, M
with HT, M
Martin Bennett 18 Jul, 1982 -
with Gunar, Harry Lambert
with Gunar, Harry Lambert
tapley 2 Sep, 1981 Lead
with Dave Kent
with Dave Kent
cenotaphcorner 15 Jul, 1979 Lead O/S
with David Stainthorpe
with David Stainthorpe
Lord of Starkness ?May, 1979 2nd
with Al Hewison
with Al Hewison
Seymore Butt ??, 1978 2nd
with Ian Heys
with Ian Heys
Hidden ?Apr, 1976 Lead
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High E1
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Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
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Votes cast 30
High 5c
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
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Style of Ascent
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