Rockfax Description
The low arete from a pinch, to a chipped hold on the lip. Loads of variations exist including one eliminating the chipped hold! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Mega-classic. From the well chalked block at the back of the roof gain the chipped hold on the lip via the keel hold and some cunning footwork; slap to the obvious pocket and wobble up the slab to glory.

Ticklists: Cliff bouldering hero, Very good routes in the UK, Escaping Norfolk, The Quest, Quality 7s + 8s in Yorkshire, Pathway to Triple 8.

Hidden 02/Mar Sent x
CameronDotSmith 28/Feb -

Really happy with this one! Hard cut loose move, especially when you’re a short arse like meeee..

Hidden 24/Feb Sent dnf
MathewWright1998 01/Jan Sent x

3rd go. I definitely didn't think that this was by any means easy for the grade, or I just had bad beta! Bench 7C in my opinion.

kieran_lowe 31/Dec/18 Sent x
F.Wish 16/Dec/18 Sent x

First 7c boulder

Wizzy 03/Dec/18 Sent x

Big tick for me. Happy to get this done quickly. Benchmark Yorkshire 7C. Tried the Bulb which felt doable if I put the time in. Brilliant conditions, for once!

bustermartin 17/Nov/18 -
Owen Diba 04/Nov/18 Sent x


Hidden 04/Nov/18 Sent x
The Connor-Crabb 01/Nov/18 Sent x

Most popular ‘7C’ in Yorkshire? Morpho. Couldn’t get the RF toe jam to work so just stuck a point on and LF toe hook to get the chip. Crux is releasing the toe hook and straightening the right leg. Still, good beta for the Real Keel sorted.

spidermonkey09 04/Oct/18 Sent x

Superb problem. Definitely 7c if you can't reach the chip with your feet on the back. Dropped the pocket like a punter before the successful go.

Angus Taylor 03/Oct/18 Sent x

Toe hook to catch the swing was the key. Mega!

ChrisCon1991 22/Sep/18 Sent rpt
Emil Heydari-Waite 22/Aug/18 Sent dnf

Tried this one lots, flashed up to the campus to the pocket and couldn't reach it. Managed to do the move in isolation but couldn't link. Then pinch on the roof tore me a fat flapper. :(

Hidden 03/Jun/18 Sent rpt
Callum Smith 05/Apr/18 Sent x

I unravelled that shit faster than time travels

Theo Ward 05/Apr/18 Sent
Alex moore 13/Mar/18 Sent
Jack McKechnie 18/Feb/18 Sent x

Got good beta from some locals

with Glasgow University Mountaineering Club
eazyclimbing 07/Feb/18 Sent
Ciaranunderscoretolan ??/2018 -
Garrylister ??/2018 -
Hidden 19/Dec/17 Sent x
jess bt 08/Dec/17 Sent x

Came back with new beta and just about dispatched this today. 5 session I think. Great project.

NDD 02/Dec/17 Sent
with Pat
fennerz 19/Nov/17 Sent β


with Mancunians
Hidden 27/Oct/17 Sent x
danJBA 13/Oct/17 Sent x
Soundwave_666 07/Oct/17 Sent x
Marc Langley 03/Sep/17 Sent β
jammy4536 16/Aug/17 Sent dnf

Made some good progress considering it was my first session on the boulder. Managed all moves except for getting out to the chip, which will be a BIG move.

BRoe 02/Jul/17 Sent x
SteveLikesBouldering 10/Jun/17 Sent x
Hidden 14/May/17 Sent x
HoboChris 28/Apr/17 Sent x

Should link into Keelhaul in no time!

ChrisCon1991 19/Apr/17 Sent x

Super problem, so happy to get it this session in just a few attempts

Mattlamb90 28/Feb/17 Sent dnf

No where near, but wind was so baltic hard to get motivated

Hidden 26/Feb/17 Sent x
Timothy Graham Peck 05/Feb/17 Sent x

Found it hard to link the campus move. The key was to frog kick the roof to kill the swing! Ace keel hold.

Theandyjacks 25/Jan/17 -
jfreeman 01/Jan/17 Sent x
with Callum Coldwell-Storry
Joey Watts ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
pezzerrr 17/Dec/16 Sent x
Martin Bagshaw 12/Dec/16 Sent dnf
with Tom Hudson
smawson 03/Dec/16 Sent
Hidden 14/Oct/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/16 Sent x
Don Jebus 08/Oct/16 Sent x


with Dave Hanby
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Sent rpt
Robin Nichols 27/Jul/16 Sent x
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Sent x
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Sent rpt
JayAyBee 16/May/16 Sent x
with Guy, Tina
Hidden 12/Mar/16 Sent dnf
cjbaker 10/Mar/16 Sent x
np134 09/Feb/16 Sent
with TRFrost
BillyRidal 23/Jan/16 Sent β

Never seen 7c

Hidden 01/Jan/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 29/Dec/15 Sent dnf
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Sent dnf
whitehouse_rhys 19/Dec/15 Sent x

Verrrry wet top out!

with aron, BRoe
samrad 13/Dec/15 Sent x
with mike
Hidden 20/Oct/15 Sent x
JamesTurnbull97 19/Oct/15 Sent x

3 proper sessions after dabbling in the past, took 2 sessions just to do the campus from the start (cos I'm weak!)

with J Glanville-Mason
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Sent x
Bennykr 01/Oct/15 Sent x
with Will smith, Alistair
DaveFidler 15/Sep/15 Sent β
innes 01/May/15 Sent x


akhughes 10/Apr/15 Sent

Greasy. Found hard as far from my best climbing style.

with Rose, elegant cheddar
birdie1989 18/Feb/15 Sent
Hidden 30/Dec/14 Sent x
James Oakes 30/Nov/14 Sent x

First 7c!

with Tom Martin
Sam Lawson 09/Nov/14 Sent
Jonny_86 02/Oct/14 Sent x

Smashed it out second go before work today!

mantle87 27/Sep/14 Sent x


NewHam 14/Sep/14 Sent x
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Sent rpt
PeteH 22/Feb/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent x
loonyclimber 21/Jan/14 Sent x


CosmicHobo 21/Jan/14 Sent x
monkeymyster 19/Jan/14 Sent x
bfreeman 19/Jan/14 Sent x
with Dan Turner
Will Hunt 19/Jan/14 Sent rpt
C coldwell-storry 05/Jan/14 Sent x
with rob lay
Jonny Slarke ??/2014 Sent
Joe Lawson ??/2014 Sent x


Hidden 29/Dec/13 Sent dnf
Will Hunt 29/Dec/13 Sent x

First 7C. Isn't it everyone's? Happily no siege was needed.

joe.91 09/Dec/13 Sent x

In a session, well chuffed! Great problem.

Dave Mayes 01/Dec/13 Sent
CragDog 10/Nov/13 Sent x
AshWH 03/Nov/13 Sent x
jakk 26/Oct/13 Sent

5 mins today after some tries 2 years ago, delighted

AlistairB 24/Oct/13 Sent x

Pretty surprised this went but happy it did!

gregcourtney 05/Oct/13 Sent x

Early morning session with a bit of wind. Cut loose matched on chip. First 7C!

Hidden 23/Sep/13 Sent rpt
TRFrost 16/May/13 Sent x
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Sent
jkarran 03/Mar/13 Sent dnf

No real progress but no surprise. Move past the lip feels doable if I can get into the right foot into the correct position.

with Smith
Ally Smith 03/Mar/13 Sent dnf
with jkarran
andy jennings 16/Dec/12 Sent x
with Mr. Lovatt
PeteH 10/Dec/12 Sent x

So happy to get this! Such an enticing problem, keeps letting you feel like you've almost got it wired, then throws you another difficulty to deal with. Probably V8 if you can pop for the pocket without having to cut loose first?

munch88 19/Oct/12 Sent x

brilliant problem can't believe i got it

munch88 17/Oct/12 Sent dnf
peewee2008 06/Oct/12 Sent x


with CBA
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Sent x
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Sent x
jkarran 06/May/12 Sent dnf

Surprisingly this one seems to be worth a bit of work, I always assumed it impossible

BenNorman 29/Feb/12 Sent x

About 20 minutes, magic beta by will, cool line!

with Will Buck
GPN 28/Jan/12 Sent
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Sent dnf
Stewart B 06/Jan/12 Sent x
with Dave Redpath
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Sent rpt
uptown 12/Nov/11 Sent
i_a_coops 31/Oct/11 Sent x
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Sent x
pauljc 15/Oct/11 Sent
DRHolmes 14/Oct/11 Sent
jacobjacob 13/Oct/11 Sent x
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Sent
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Sent x
Hidden 17/Jul/11 Sent dnf
Hidden 27/Feb/11 Sent dnf
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Sent
whistler 12/Feb/11 Sent dnf

So so close!

with Gordon Lennox, Tim Rankin
PaulOgden 07/Nov/10 Sent β
Boj S 25/Sep/10 Sent x
Rowansb 22/Sep/10 Sent x
with Bojan
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Sent rpt
kippa 02/Apr/10 Sent
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 10/Dec/09 -
Richard Hession 18/Oct/09 Sent x

Glad to ascend a climb on this day of epic shutdowns! Love the slap.

Hidden 07/Oct/09 Sent x
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Sent dnf
thebigfriendlymoose 19/Jul/09 -
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Sent rpt
Hidden 31/Jan/09 Sent dnf
Hidden ??/2009 -
hutch 29/Nov/08 Sent x
Nik Jennings 17/Oct/08 Sent x
Toby 23/Aug/08 Sent

Finally, cheers for the watson for the beta, its all in the heel, no footjam needed!!!!

with Adam Watson
Hidden 08/May/08 Sent rpt
Hidden 19/Jan/08 Sent x
Ram MkiV 06/Jan/08 Sent

A week's training paid off! grade consensus for the beta i used is Font7B+/7C. brilliant problem either way.

Arisdad ??/2008 Sent
spencer01 28/Sep/07 Sent
with mathew gibbiings
lx 04/Dec/06 Sent
with rupert
RossG123 ?/Feb/06 Sent x
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 05/May/05 Sent x
Chris Reid ??/2005 Sent x
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Sent x
aliblacky ?/Jan/04 -
with Choo
jamesrhindle ??/2004 -
Smith42 ?/Apr/03 Sent x
Hidden 04/Sep/02 Sent
Hidden 15/May/02 Sent x
whispering nic ?/Mar/02 Sent x
Hidden 27/Nov/00 Sent x
Tom Briggs ??/2000 -
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