27m. Climb the first 20ft of Flash Dance to the peg. Step up and above this to a good hold, then traverse rightwards to gain and follow a rib with 2 pegs. About 15ft from the top a thin diagonal fault leads out leftwards, foot traverse along this then finish as for Flash Dance

Pat Littlejohn, Pete Biven 03/Aug/1967

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Hidden 05/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Dec/16 2nd rpt
Rhys Deane 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Alfie Berry
Hidden 13/Nov/16 TR
Hidden 30/Oct/16 TR
soloing 9a with out you looking 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Had to rest on the lowest piton to tie up my shoe laces, other wise it would have been a true onsight. :(

with Tom D
Tippo 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Kim
Kim Middlebrook 09/Oct/16 2nd
with Dave
Tom D 09/Oct/16 2nd
stuartf 28/Sep/16 2nd rpt
timreynolds 28/Sep/16 Lead
with stuartf
Hidden 21/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Marktrin 28/Aug/16 TR
with phil456
phil456 28/Aug/16 TR rpt
with Mark G
Hidden 28/Jul/16 2nd
Wendy Watthews 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Soft for e2 but the run outs are a bit more than e1 if you don't trust the pegs

with joe c
JoeCoxson 09/Jul/16 2nd

Top lead by Wendy.

petecallaghan 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Feels a soft touch for E1.

with Pete Belfield, Ellie Woods
EllieWoods 26/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/16 TR RP
Hidden 20/May/16 2nd O/S
Davros the Psyched 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/16 TR
Hidden ?/May/16 2nd
snook 30/Apr/16 2nd β

Pretty thin in places - great lead Steve

stephen ashworth 30/Apr/16 Lead
with Alex cox
Marktrin 08/Apr/16 TR dog
with phil456
Marktrin 31/Mar/16 TR
with phil456
Marktrin 31/Mar/16 TR dog
with phil456
phil456 15/Oct/15 TR rpt
with SP
alice fuller 24/Sep/15 Lead RP

prev. toproped. belayed Pete by moonlight

jon22 11/Sep/15 Lead
manxclare 11/Sep/15 2nd
with jon22
Lee_Meaden 09/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Stuckey 09/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd
phil456 19/Jun/15 TR rpt
with Mark G
Marktrin 19/Jun/15 TR dog
Chris Ebbutt 17/Jun/15 Lead

Pat quality all the way

with Sean
Sean Kelly 17/Jun/15 2nd

Repeat ascent. This is no different in difficulty to Bird Scarer but only gets E1?

with Chris Ebbutt
Rob Davies 16/Jun/15 2nd

Not too hard but you need to be steady and find easiest line. Pegs are past their best

with Dave Nicol
Hidden 19/May/15 TR rpt
Lee_Meaden 17/May/15 Lead O/S

Bold with little/ no protection between rusting pegs. No 5C move though. E2 5b

with Luke Robinson
chris sm 09/May/15 2nd O/S
ferdia 07/May/15 2nd
with Andy
Andy Moles 07/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Lyndsey Weatherhogg 29/Apr/15 TR dog
Hidden 29/Apr/15 TR
R2B 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
John Mcshea 21/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with Russ
Bristoldave 21/Feb/15 Lead β

Had backed off in a rainstorm a few years ago.

with Derwood
Hidden 07/Feb/15 2nd
darcan 18/Jan/15 2nd
with nick
nickstephens 18/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Darcan
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil456 01/Oct/14 TR rpt
with Graham M
Sean Kelly 22/Sep/14 2nd

Repeat ascent.

with Andy Bisson
tobydunford 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 19/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Chaman 14/Jul/14 TR rpt

lovely padding up the arete

with Alex H
LDJ 13/Jun/14 Lead
with Lou
LauraTejada ?/Jun/14 2nd

amazing route yet bold

Steve Woollard 09/May/14 TR
with Sarah B, Zack Coleman
Hidden 09/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead rpt
Paul Robertson 01/Apr/14 2nd
guy xavier percival 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Felt like E2 5b

with paul
Jack J Keogan 29/Mar/14 Lead β

Last on this around two years ago - couldn't remember anything! Would agree E2 5b

Jelly Mould Surfer 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Tough and technical - getting used to the rock took a while.

Hidden 08/Mar/14 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 25/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Murrell
Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S
outdoorrob999 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Paul_southgate68 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S

E2 5b!

with Tara
riddle 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Charles Moreton
cem 21/Sep/13 2nd

There's no 5c move on this but I think it warrants E2.

Sean Kelly 19/Aug/13 TR

Repeat ascent

with Harry Pearce
Marktrin 26/Jul/13 TR
with Phil
Marktrin 23/Jul/13 TR dog
with Phil
phil456 13/Jul/13 TR O/S

Bottom Roped, lead will be very committing .

with Mark G
Chaman 01/May/13 TR O/S
with Alex H
Sarah Welsh 01/May/13 2nd O/S
with Luke Holmes
Owen W-G 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I possibly missed a peg as there was one below my feet when I clipped the 'second' one. From the tied-off double first pegs, I went up and then right. Maybe you are supposed to go right and then up. Definitely felt the E2 boldness the way I did it.

Matt77 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Owen
kingholmesy ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Sarah SDMC
Mr Tickle 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Nice route, definitly felt E1, pro was pretty good.

with Will
Motown 08/Dec/12 2nd
with Luke
Motown 30/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Paul
paul reah 30/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Amazing line, nuf said !

Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Motown 20/Oct/12 2nd rpt

with Mike
charley 20/Oct/12 TR O/S

On the shunt. After watching two other guys lead this later on in the day, think I made it harder for myself, should of gone further right after the peg.

Kevster 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Stanners 29/Sep/12 Lead β

After Mark's lead. Good wire backs up the two pegs so the crux is actually pretty safe. But its really run out if you stick to the official finish. Had a scary moment on the final moves with the peg a few metres below. ACE.

with James Rich, Mark Davis
Mark Davies PK 29/Sep/12 Lead RP

Bold 5b moves = E2 5b. no 5c moves.

with Rob
Sean Kelly 30/Jul/12 TR

Light drizzle, so did not lead. Many of the small nut placements are very marginal. Felt that only the climbing immediately below & above the first pegs is really difficult.

with Harry Pearce
Sean Kelly 18/Jul/12 Lead

E1? No way! Very sustained...an intense experience. It's E2 5c in the latest guide.

with Harry Pearce
Mike_Hayes 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S

I think E2 fotr the state of the pegs is correct.

Thunderthighsontheloose 17/Jul/12 2nd
Jack J Keogan 02/May/12 2nd O/S
pete3685 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/12 2nd
Jay Polyzoides 14/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Testy little number.! Knackered but happy.

Ali Burns 01/Apr/12 TR β
Izzy Brinsden 01/Apr/12 TR
with Jim McPetrie
Ybot Htulk 29/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Dont know what i was doing on this route, was very aprehensive and felt like i was going to hurt myself and i did! Ahh falling, falling, gear ripping, upside down, like a rag dolly on a string. Doctor thought I had punctured my lung but he was wrong. I later realised that I may have been climbing flashdance as I climbed straight up from the first peg past a thin white seam , where i fell. Should have gone right to the rib. Whatever.

with Richard
Tristan Sherlock 27/Feb/12 2nd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 27/Feb/12 Lead O/S

No way in hell is this E1. E2 100%. Stupid UKC.

with Tristan Sherlock
burto 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with jerome
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd β
misterb ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with bob
Ed Babs 21/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Marti
Marti999 21/Jan/12 2nd rpt
jezb1 07/Jan/12 Lead dnf

A combination of fading light, tired legs and general wimpyness meant I retreated.. Lovely route I'd like to do next time...

Ian JL ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
DanDevey94 ??/2012 2nd β
Sophie Nunn 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Toby
Toby Dunn 29/Oct/11 2nd
with Sophie Nunn
Ed morris 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan
JackHatton 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with richy mardell
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Motown 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Richy
Motown 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Si
gidmord 22/May/11 2nd β
with Alex
AlexD 22/May/11 Lead O/S
with Gideon
mark schramm 04/May/11 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 04/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ben Devenish
timreynolds 04/May/11 2nd
Jack_F 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Quality piece of climbing

with Max hodges
MH123 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
rockjedi12345 22/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Feb/11 TR rpt
feilx 22/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Matt Perks
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
JonHarvey 24/Aug/10 2nd rpt

Just as good to second.

with Jay Jackson and Ant Smith
Homes 24/Jul/10 Lead
with Jonny C
jcook1980 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S

cool, really delicate...not too sure how good the pegs are the 3rd peg flexes alot...felt ok once the moves wre committed to, it was just trying to work out what they were...

with Henry
Chris_barr 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Harry
JonHarvey 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Stunning. Absolutely faultless. The run-outs just add to the feel of the route. Loved it.

jcook1980 ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Jenny
James Mitchelmore 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Popkids 10/Jul/09 2nd O/S

What a great route.

with Kafoozalem
nblackbeard 24/May/09 2nd O/S
nblackbeard 24/May/09 Lead rpt
jw231 24/May/09 Lead O/S
jw231 24/May/09 2nd rpt
misterb 04/May/09 Lead β

nice climbing,good gear 4 a slab

with sim
Toby Dunn 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Hughes
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
AJM 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Good route - excellent climbing, but bold and reliant in places on some elderly pegs.

with Jim Robertson, Paddy Snow
northnorthnorth 14/Jan/09 Lead O/S

This was amazing

Hidden ??/2009 -
Dave Searle 28/Nov/08 Lead
Kate Edhouse 28/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Searle
mike88 04/Nov/08 Lead O/S


with Sam Farnsworth
w.pettet-smith 03/Aug/08 Lead

great slab climbing, i got a bit of rope drag at the top which made it feel a wee bit harder.

with dum de dum martin
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Reeges 22/Jun/08 2nd β

Great climbing, pegs are a bit rusty!! And a hold pulled off at half height, gave me quite a shock!

AJH 26/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Crispin
Hidden ??/2008 -
Macca_7 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Nice route with a good few run outs between the pegs! Gets 5c in climber guide!

Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd β
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd rpt
Justin T 26/May/07 Lead rpt
with Andy, Wifey
AJH 26/May/07 2nd rpt
with Justin
Justin T 20/May/07 2nd O/S
with Wifey, Jacques
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd O/S
Dave Searle 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick
misterb 19/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with mark
Creinu ??/2007 -
climber sim ??/2007 -
Silum ??/2007 -

A great climb but hard for the grade I would say. More like E2 and bold in places. For quite a few moves your entirely dependent on the rusting pegs. Still, a very enjoyable climb which is most definately 3 stars with interest in almost every move.

with Lewis
richardr ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
CraigMac1 ??/2006 -
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
feilx ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Chris Havill
lost.arrow 16/Oct/03 -
Ben1983 ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 07/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Ben
rockjedi12345 ?/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Ian Stocker
duncan 21/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Dan Donovan
alan moore ??/2000 -

A beast at E1. Only one peg in and that was shite.

richsmithinbristol 30/Nov/99 Lead O/S
andy_pemberton ?/Jun/99 Lead
with Rik Meek
JiveWeasel 02/Sep/95 2nd
with Al B
timreynolds 19/Mar/95 2nd
sdht ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Tim Reynolds
andy gittins ??/1995 -
colin milton 10/Jul/94 TR
with eric milton and s blagdon
pmot ??/1993 Lead O/S
with X
charlesmfrench ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Dave Fooks
rogerskews 26/Oct/91 -
with Ross, Chris Schiller, Bryn Roberts
Hidden ?/Jun/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 2nd
Hidden 13/May/90 Lead O/S
Simon cook ?/Jun/89 -
eroica64 21/May/89 Lead
with Denis Crampton
ukb shark 03/Jan/87 2nd
with Mark Nicholson aka Bongo
Nick Biven 02/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent ?/May/86 2nd

May Bank Holiday sometime 86,87,88,89! Given HVS 5b at the time.

with Steve Stean
Hidden ?/Jan/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/85 Lead O/S
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