Rockfax Description
20m. A classic, nearly always in good condition and well worth the walk up. Start on the right and traverse out left under the overlap to access the arete itself. Climb this in a grand position and with sustained interest. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

Hidden 16/Jul/17 -
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead β
9fingerjon 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, best thing I've climbed for a while

with Matt
drsdave 29/Apr/17 2nd
with AD
gav 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Amazing route. Felt too bunched once on the traverse so moved through it quickly, which almost felt like a waste. Swallows all the large cams you have.

with Katie M, Deb
K Mckay 08/Apr/17 2nd O/S
SteveM 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Got the correct route from the topo 2nd time round, committed to the arete moves in the central section

with Kat
kitkat78 30/Aug/16 2nd
with SteveM
williap 27/Sep/15 Lead
with Toby
Wizzy 06/Aug/15 Solo O/S

Best VS on grit? Nice moves, amazing surroundings, perfect line

Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf
scarmichael 25/Oct/14 2nd
with jfox
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Cyriaque 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
wnlwy 20/Jul/14 Lead
Unknownbiker 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Dave Hunter
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
annep11 17/May/14 2nd O/S
oread 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 17/May/14 2nd O/S
pjames87 17/May/14 Lead
alexmcmillan 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
fobb 04/Nov/13 Lead

Takes almost no drainage so in very good condition even in November. Not a millipede to be seen.

Andy Moles 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with -
Puma 29/Sep/13 Lead
Jamie Brown 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
maumau 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Charlie Staincliffe 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Myatt
jshields 21/Jul/13 Lead
MikeDowsett 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Metalbear 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with TenkoPops
joem 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
RM199 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dizz 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with EJ
bridget143 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Day after our wedding in the Craven Arms Appletreewick, just below. Climbed with veil :)

with Simen
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Simonpeel 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mowglee 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Bry 19/May/13 2nd β
henry peter jenkins 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with robbie jenkins
mike fenwick 09/Sep/12 Solo

back rope solo

Bloke on a Rope 22/Jul/12 2nd β
with Matt
Climbster 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
a13x 28/May/12 Lead O/S
with Paul S
Graeme Hammond 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Becky E 27/May/12 2nd O/S
PeteH 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd
dainbramaged999 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Good climb, raced the sunset an won!

smithjmw46 10/Jun/11 2nd O/S
bencole ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Dad
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S
maria85 05/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Andy H
ollyroberts 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Liz
Tim W 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
lucasp 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, great position, 2 cruxes (for me) above gear. Wish I'd taken my no4 Camelot.

with keith lmc
johnjb 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Impressive exposure, especially today in the brisk cool wind. No millipedes though - they had more sense!

with Ray Sharples, Sandra
Jack00 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Olly
DKaye 07/May/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route - shame about the Ridiculous wind, kinda spoilt it.

with dunnyg
Hidden 07/May/10 2nd O/S
jimorothy 22/Aug/09 2nd

Certainly compares well with Baildon Bank!

with Rachel Crolla and Scott
Simonj 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with gareth
Adam1973 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 27/Jul/09 2nd
petellis 21/Jun/09 2nd rpt
jkarran 21/Jun/09 Lead

Crawling with millipedes like a scene from the temple of doom :)

with Pete
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
Ewan Russell 26/Apr/09 Solo β
with Clair+Ed
Hidden ??/2009 -
mje1398 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with John M
Mattyk 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Really nice stuff.. covered in millipedes though!

Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
design crisis 29/Sep/07 2nd
with Tom W
design crisis 29/Sep/07 2nd
with Tom W
markfairbank 09/Sep/07 2nd
with Jim, Stuart Thompson
Zoomer 10/Jun/07 Lead

Took ages to go for the crux, what a Wendy.

Jules 210681 10/Jun/07 Lead
robman 09/May/07 Lead O/S

One of the best Vs's to date, such a suuuperb setting.

with Craig
Chriswallis2 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
petellis 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Cletus the rock climbing cowboy ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Rob
Jenny Clarke ??/2007 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Carmen
lithos 17/Jul/05 Lead β
with Simon C
Brown 20/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/04 Solo O/S
FrankW 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Laura
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
SR1970 ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog ??/2002 -
with Drew
Hidden ?/Sep/01 Lead
Hidden 20/Feb/00 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 01/Aug/99 2nd
with Viv
John Brayshaw 26/Jun/99 2nd O/S
with Chris
Martin Bennett 16/May/99 -
with IW
Hidden 16/May/98 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1998 Lead
with Tim White, Nick Dalzell
leathers 21/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
crater 05/Sep/93 Lead O/S
Tom V 14/Jul/90 -
rob.grafton 18/Mar/90 -
with Bruce
andybirtwistle ??/1990 -
Dave Musgrove 10/Jul/88 Solo
Andy Say 26/Jul/82 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden 01/Jul/79 Lead
mikej 27/Apr/75 TR
with Geoff Williams
36 users have this on their wishlist
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 16
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 15
Votes cast 16
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set