Rockfax Description
A mini classic. Move up Candle Crack and step right at a small overhang. Use a flake to pull over the small overhang to reach a ledge and then climb the front of the buttress to finish. A direct start up the lower face of the buttress to the overlap is 5c. © Rockfax

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Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Allan Austin Classics

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
marky 13 Jul Lead
Hidden 13 Jul 2nd
climbdevon 25 May -
sheelba 18 May Lead
with Andrena, Naomi
with Andrena, Naomi
smithjmw46 28 Mar TR O/S
JendeHoxar 27 Mar Lead O/S
with Anne
with Anne
JGriffiths 16 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S
PaulJepson 16 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S Great moves but feet are a little polished.
Great moves but feet are a little polished.
danieleaston 16 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
ste 28 Sep, 2018 -
jackob 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
smoreda 28 Aug, 2018 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 28 Aug, 2018 Lead Top-roped first (chicken!). Excellent route - good gear, great holds, entertaining moves
Top-roped first (chicken!). Excellent route - good gear, great holds, entertaining moves
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 Lead
James_Kendal 24 Jul, 2018 Lead Leader fall above crux first go (on to good gear), did it second go excluding top slab due to ankle injury in the fall.
with Steve Prior
Leader fall above crux first go (on to good gear), did it second go excluding top slab due to ankle injury in the fall.
with Steve Prior
JakeARigby 23 Jul, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
OllieBarker 14 Jul, 2018 2nd β
with MTL
with MTL
Jon Read 5 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Chris Jewell
with Chris Jewell
OscarTaber 1 Jul, 2018 Lead
Longsufferingropeholder 15 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Aped across from the sharp L sidepull to a hold on the right over the bulge. Right on the rockfax line but wouldn't work for shorties. Top section is glorious.
with C May
Aped across from the sharp L sidepull to a hold on the right over the bulge. Right on the rockfax line but wouldn't work for shorties. Top section is glorious.
with C May
Hidden 15 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
joe.91 7 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Sophie
with Sophie
Kuba Lacina 31 Mar, 2018 2nd
with tomlake
with tomlake
tomlake 31 Mar, 2018 Lead G/U
chris skipton ??, 2018 2nd O/S
with Mike R
with Mike R
Jimbothe5 24 Sep, 2017 TR O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Hidden 19 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
tedburt 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
with Aaron Burdett
benclimbing 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
James_Kendal 8 Jul, 2017 Lead
with rpettit
with rpettit
samrad 2 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
WillDoyle 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Vixie 28 May, 2017 2nd dog
Hidden 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2017 TR O/S
ollyroberts 6 May, 2017 Lead rpt
with Andy+Jodie
with Andy+Jodie
Hidden 21 Apr, 2017 TR O/S
Dexter JW 24 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 24 Nov, 2016 2nd
with Dexter
with Dexter
Rob McGurk 20 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Really good. Deserves its classic status.
with AliceJS
Really good. Deserves its classic status.
with AliceJS
sheelba 11 Sep, 2016 Lead dnf Another mug who ended up attempting the bulge direct due, I claim to the misleading Rockfax topo and description, did the crack instead
with Naomi
Another mug who ended up attempting the bulge direct due, I claim to the misleading Rockfax topo and description, did the crack instead
with Naomi
Will Hunt 21 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Did the direct start at 5c which actually quite spoiled it.
with Ned Redmore
Did the direct start at 5c which actually quite spoiled it.
with Ned Redmore
25mac06 16 Aug, 2016 TR
markalmack 26 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S
with will-i-am-old-as-fuck
with will-i-am-old-as-fuck
WB 26 Jun, 2016 Solo
Charlie Zephyr Booth 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
with martin broadhurst
kyaizawa 22 May, 2016 Lead G/U Slipped off the polished start, lowered then did it clean. Ended up doing the bulge direct (heel hook left arete, probably 5c and definitely not soft hvs). The topo line and description in the new Rockfax Northern Limestone guide don't make it obvious that the route goes all the way right to the other end of the bulge, then steps left onto the ledge (I only found this out afterwards by looking in the old YMC Guide). The shallow discontinuous crack above the bulge could be construed as the "flake" described, and the line is shown direct through the bulge.
Slipped off the polished start, lowered then did it clean. Ended up doing the bulge direct (heel hook left arete, probably 5c and definitely not soft hvs). The topo line and description in the new Rockfax Northern Limestone guide don't make it obvious that the route goes all the way right to the other end of the bulge, then steps left onto the ledge (I only found this out afterwards by looking in the old YMC Guide). The shallow discontinuous crack above the bulge could be construed as the "flake" described, and the line is shown direct through the bulge.
NickJH 15 May, 2016 2nd rpt
with LiamG
with LiamG
noshjewbold 4 May, 2016 Solo O/S
Scott Quinn 28 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S pretty cool moves!
pretty cool moves!
ned_85 29 Dec, 2015 Lead
with Scott Marc Berry
with Scott Marc Berry
K Farrell 3 Oct, 2015 2nd dog
with Rob, K Mckay
with Rob, K Mckay
K Mckay 3 Oct, 2015 2nd dog
with Crazy Rob, K Farrell
with Crazy Rob, K Farrell
Roget 1 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with robin, jim
with robin, jim
Robin Nichols 1 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roget
with Jim, Roget
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 Lead
James_Kendal 21 Apr, 2015 2nd
with gav
with gav
gav 21 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S A committing but well protected step across. Nice moves, and not really /that/ hard.
A committing but well protected step across. Nice moves, and not really /that/ hard.
Paul Baxter 21 Mar, 2015 2nd
AnitaClimb 15 Mar, 2015 2nd
Hidden 15 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Matt Amos 15 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
jedster1111 15 Mar, 2015 2nd
Danny Crump 15 Mar, 2015 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
bwestwood 12 Mar, 2015 Lead
paulwaterhouse 12 Mar, 2015 2nd
granolamonster ??, 2015 -
25mac06 9 Jul, 2014 TR
Hidden 14 May, 2014 2nd rpt
DaveThexton 28 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Fiona Thexton
with Fiona Thexton
EvLeYe 27 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
joeflan 10 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 14 Sep, 2013 Lead
with Ian Bradley
with Ian Bradley
freemanTom 14 Sep, 2013 Lead dog Didn't pay attention to route description and tried to go over bulge direct. I failed little fall then rest and climbed the actual route no bother.
with Jason Wood
Didn't pay attention to route description and tried to go over bulge direct. I failed little fall then rest and climbed the actual route no bother.
with Jason Wood
Hidden 29 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
GPN 23 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Chris1234H 15 Dec, 2012 TR O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Lead
Bob Ashcroft 20 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Mackinclimb 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
SarahMae 12 May, 2012 -
arrang ?May, 2012 Lead O/S
arrang ??, 2012 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 14 Nov, 2011 Lead rpt Seconded before.
Seconded before.
Tom Keaveny 14 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
gw3285 3 Jul, 2011 2nd
augustus trout 3 Jul, 2011 2nd dog
with Carolyn Mills, gw3285
with Carolyn Mills, gw3285
josephgrimwade 30 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Peter Stollery
with Peter Stollery
JamPlastick 19 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2011 -
Mattyk 21 May, 2011 Lead O/S Brilliant - placed gear at start of traverse and went for it. Didn't stop until stood up on the ledge. Don't hang around placing gear on the flake or you will get pumped. 1st trad for a long time. And a route i'd wanted to go back for . Brilliant!
Brilliant - placed gear at start of traverse and went for it. Didn't stop until stood up on the ledge. Don't hang around placing gear on the flake or you will get pumped. 1st trad for a long time. And a route i'd wanted to go back for . Brilliant!
joeflan 18 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Smudge03 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
djking1983 25 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Slaney 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Caught it on the right day - my first HVS 5b lead
Caught it on the right day - my first HVS 5b lead
munki1971 23 Apr, 2011 2nd
with Slaney
with Slaney
Hidden 25 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
gcandlin 22 Jan, 2011 Lead β first HVS 5b lead, felt gooood.
with Hussien
first HVS 5b lead, felt gooood.
with Hussien
Hidden ??, 2011 -
joeflan 7 Nov, 2010 TR
sam g 15 Oct, 2010 2nd
Nigel Bond 12 Oct, 2010 2nd
with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
design crisis 10 Oct, 2010 Lead
with Tom W
with Tom W
Hidden 8 Aug, 2010 2nd
mikeyg 28 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Twigger
with Twigger
stimpey 18 Apr, 2010 2nd tried leading but failed so had to 2nd instead.
tried leading but failed so had to 2nd instead.
petegunn 18 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Davina & Steve
with Davina & Steve
Ally Smith 17 Oct, 2009 Solo
with EmilyG
with EmilyG
Fluvial 8 Aug, 2009 Solo RP
with SPA
with SPA
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
petegunn 25 Jul, 2009 Lead
Jack00 27 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Olly and Joe
with Olly and Joe
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 Lead
jasonpm 13 Sep, 2008 2nd
with Andy
with Andy
Dan 85 28 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Alexander
with Alexander
simonfife 8 May, 2008 Lead dog one rest under the overhang on gear very pumpy and polished would have been best to 2nd it then lead once know where handholds sequence is
with Karl Lunt
one rest under the overhang on gear very pumpy and polished would have been best to 2nd it then lead once know where handholds sequence is
with Karl Lunt
Hidden ?May, 2008 2nd
TonyP 15 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with woody
with woody
khawk 13 Apr, 2008 Lead
with Wil
with Wil
The lanky man ?Apr, 2008 Lead
Booey 27 Jan, 2008 TR dnf Did not finish, even when top roped, very cheesed off, next time on lead?
Did not finish, even when top roped, very cheesed off, next time on lead?
shaun stephens ??, 2008 -
with rob turner
with rob turner
stewart100 ?Nov, 2007 2nd O/S
chris m fisher 13 Oct, 2007 2nd
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden 13 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2007 -
matt thornton 26 Aug, 2007 TR O/S
with nath
with nath
DaveHK 28 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Pete E 15 Oct, 2006 Lead rpt
with Whitt
with Whitt
Pete E 14 Oct, 2006 2nd β Nice, but easy for the grade
with Dan Matthewman
Nice, but easy for the grade
with Dan Matthewman
Hidden 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
Andy Hudson 17 Sep, 2006 TR
with Jayne
with Jayne
MeMeMe 6 Aug, 2006 2nd
with sandy
with sandy
Hidden 30 Jul, 2006 TR
chrishedgehog 23 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Karl
with Karl
jamieevans ?Mar, 2006 Lead O/S
Dave Westby 25 Jun, 2003 2nd Like glass now
with John Fishwick
Like glass now
with John Fishwick
John Kettle ??, 2003 Lead
Hidden 3 Aug, 2002 Lead rpt
rob.grafton 9 Sep, 2001 -
Hidden ?Apr, 2001 Lead
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead
Hidden 23 Oct, 1998 Lead O/S
craig h ?May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 18 Apr, 1998 Lead
RobSimmo 22 Mar, 1998 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 22 Mar, 1998 Lead
Hidden ??, 1998 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 24 May, 1997 Lead no problem with polish when I did it
no problem with polish when I did it
charlesmfrench 28 Apr, 1996 2nd O/S
with Tom Prentice, Dave McGimpsey
with Tom Prentice, Dave McGimpsey
steveb2006 18 Nov, 1995 Lead Initially fail with frozen fingers
with Paul Goodman
Initially fail with frozen fingers
with Paul Goodman
crater 6 Aug, 1995 TR
Trobbo 1 Jul, 1995 TR
with mick machin
with mick machin
ellie macpherson ?Mar, 1995 Lead
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Hidden 10 Jul, 1994 2nd
Hidden 16 Apr, 1994 Lead
Hidden 12 Jul, 1993 Lead O/S
Mick King 24 May, 1993 Lead rpt
with Steve Hill
with Steve Hill
Mick King 15 Jun, 1992 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
with Pete Hankinson
Dave Turnbull 26 May, 1992 Lead
with Ian Bocock, Bob Conley, Jane Turnbull
with Ian Bocock, Bob Conley, Jane Turnbull
Dave Musgrove 24 May, 1992 Lead O/S
with Rupert Wyard
with Rupert Wyard
Hidden 16 May, 1992 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 15 Sep, 1991 Lead rpt
with Sandra
with Sandra
whispering nic 31 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
with Ali W
with Ali W
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18 Aug, 1991 2nd O/S
with James Turner
with James Turner
Mick King 30 Jun, 1991 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
with Pete Hankinson
Rich Kirby 14 Oct, 1990 Lead O/S
with Derek Miller
with Derek Miller
Steve Crowe 27 Jul, 1990 Lead O/S
jfletcher 24 Jul, 1990 Lead
with Tim Newton
with Tim Newton
Marti999 ??, 1990 Lead O/S
with anthony
with anthony
BigHairyIan 6 Jul, 1988 2nd O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
conradallen 11 Jun, 1988 TR
Neil McA 17 May, 1988 Solo rpt
Andy Say 5 Aug, 1987 Lead
Hidden 20 Sep, 1986 Lead
Stoney Boy ??, 1986 Lead O/S
PaulHermes ??, 1985 -
Neil McA 30 Jun, 1983 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1983 Lead
Hidden 22 Aug, 1982 -
Hammy 3 Mar, 1982 Lead
with Cedric March
with Cedric March
Hidden 26 Jul, 1981 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
Nic Robinson ??, 1977 Solo β
Hidden ??, 1975 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 1970 -
Martin Bennett 10 Oct, 1965 -
with SGW
with SGW
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High E1
Mid E1
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Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
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High 5c
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High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 18
Style of ascent
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