Rockfax Description
The long narrowing buttress is a gratifying climb packed with interesting climbing. The climb is slightly more difficult than in the past as a result of the loss of a large spike of rock high on the route. Start 2m left of the toe of the buttress at a crack.
1) 16m. Climb to a large block, then head up leftwards to a steep flake-crack that leads to a ledge and belay.
2) 13m. Move up a short wall and step left to a ledge. An easy low-angled corner gains a belay ledge with a large square flake resting on it.
3) 11m. Traverse 3m left and climb easily up right to a ledge and belay.
4) 23m. Climb up leftwards to the crest of the buttress and follow this to a small ledge and belay. Good hidden cracks just up and left of the belay.
5) 12m. Move up to the base of a slab and follow it rightwards to a belay on a ledge.
6) 16m. Traverse a crack leftwards to a pronounced fin of rock. Move left under the fin and make a difficult move up a crack to easier ground. Move up right to a belay at the start of a ramp.
7) 13m. Climb the ramp and pull up to a ledge. Traverse back left until a final move up gains the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
ndm 22 Jun AltLd
G-VideoDie 22 Jun AltLd O/S Pleasant route in a fantastic setting. Move off the block at the start of P2 gave the heart a little flutter! Lead P1, 3&4 (linked)
with ndm
Pleasant route in a fantastic setting. Move off the block at the start of P2 gave the heart a little flutter! Lead P1, 3&4 (linked)
with ndm
Ste Ridd 21 Apr AltLd
with manmike
with manmike
manmike 21 Apr AltLd
Ryan Miller 20 Apr Lead O/S
with Albina
with Albina
Nigel Coe 8 Jul, 2018 Solo
Jennyallen 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Swirly
with Swirly
Swirly 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Jenny
with Jenny
pdamann 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P2, and possibly P3 in one go. Not quite sure where P2 ended. Belayed at a piece of abseil tat. Nice enough little route once it gets going.
with M Fielker
Led P2, and possibly P3 in one go. Not quite sure where P2 ended. Belayed at a piece of abseil tat. Nice enough little route once it gets going.
with M Fielker
Hidden 25 May, 2018 AltLd
David Chase 6 May, 2018 AltLd
timjamesmedley 6 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden ?May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2018 Solo
Allan Winstanley 8 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Chris
with Chris
ChrisH.19 8 Jul, 2017 2nd
fromsinkingships 26 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
paulh.0776 25 Jun, 2016 Lead
with hmc Di
with hmc Di
Elastic Jones 30 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Watson
with Stuart Watson
Davidwi ?May, 2016 Solo O/S
davebrox ??, 2016 -
Tony Prendergast ??, 2016 -
with Steve Godwin, Mike Evans
with Steve Godwin, Mike Evans
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 AltLd
gingerking ?Aug, 2015 Solo O/S
anth12 30 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with leachy7
with leachy7
Dan_Staff 23 May, 2015 AltLd
with Nick Lambert
with Nick Lambert
David_Gledson 10 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
SKB 4 Apr, 2015 AltLd
with Loynes
with Loynes
TomGB 29 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with Stewart Moody, beeney
with Stewart Moody, beeney
DavidWilby 14 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S First trad lead! Lead all 4 pitches.
First trad lead! Lead all 4 pitches.
bencaley 14 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
johnkeith 26 Aug, 2014 Solo
rholdswo ?Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Andrew Harding 23 Jul, 2014 2nd
Chris1234H 23 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
KevB 2 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Did in 2 pitches. Led first (1+2)
with Jon Evans
Did in 2 pitches. Led first (1+2)
with Jon Evans
jon59 2 May, 2014 Lead
adrianellis ?Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S First trad lead
with Matt Prince
First trad lead
with Matt Prince
Hidden ??, 2014 -
MarkRoe 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Done in three pitches.
Done in three pitches.
sam_owen41 20 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
mfisher 20 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Little B 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd 1 nice pitch, the rest is bush whacking
1 nice pitch, the rest is bush whacking
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 Solo
55pete55 11 Jul, 2013 AltLd
DGY 29 Jun, 2013 AltLd
with le_grimpeur, Barbara C
with le_grimpeur, Barbara C
le_grimpeur 29 Jun, 2013 AltLd
with DGY
with DGY
Adi Hooper 7 May, 2013 Solo
ollismark 3 Jun, 2012 AltLd Bob 1+2, me 3+4
with Bob Mayow
Bob 1+2, me 3+4
with Bob Mayow
Radioactiveman 28 May, 2012 2nd Nice climb, great weather. Big step from the block onto the arete on the 2nd pitch.
with Ann S
Nice climb, great weather. Big step from the block onto the arete on the 2nd pitch.
with Ann S
8fsheeh 28 May, 2012 2nd
Ann S 28 May, 2012 Lead O/S Beautiful rock, but quite runout in places especially crux move off the large block, start of pitch 2. Belays also a bit awkward and tricky. Would not recommend it for an inexperienced VDiff leader.
with Karl
Beautiful rock, but quite runout in places especially crux move off the large block, start of pitch 2. Belays also a bit awkward and tricky. Would not recommend it for an inexperienced VDiff leader.
with Karl
Hidden 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
Hidden 10 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 AltLd
Adi Hooper 27 Jun, 2010 Solo
1markpne ?Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Peter Reynolds ?May, 2009 Lead
wheelo 21 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with cas
with cas
cas smerdon 21 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with john wheeler
with john wheeler
Peter Metcalfe 23 Jun, 2008 Solo
tomhull ?May, 2008 AltLd
with dan barnfield
with dan barnfield
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Med 24 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jess
with Jess
bomberharris 5 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Johno and abs
with Johno and abs
Hidden 28 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jul, 2006 2nd
bawjaws 15 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Peter Pan
with Peter Pan
MikePen 25 Jun, 2006 Lead β Multi pitch with two partners
Multi pitch with two partners
speleosam ?Jun, 2004 -
with Dave Potts
with Dave Potts
Hidden 25 Feb, 2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2000 -
Hammy 9 May, 1991 Solo
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
Iain Thow 27 May, 1989 Solo
Hidden ??, 1987 Lead
Lord of Starkness ??, 1976 Lead
with Dave Bowen
with Dave Bowen
Peter Main 19 Jul, 1972 -
with Eskdale OBMS
with Eskdale OBMS
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