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

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

Hidden 19/Sep 2nd O/S
tedburt 20/Aug Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
benclimbing 09/Jul Lead O/S
Dave Latimer 09/Jul 2nd O/S
James_Kendal 08/Jul Lead
with Ruth
samrad 02/Jul Solo O/S
WillDoyle 20/Jun Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 18/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May 2nd dog
Climbster 28/May Lead O/S
with Vick
Hidden 24/May TR O/S
ollyroberts 06/May Lead rpt
with Andy+Jodie
Hidden 21/Apr TR O/S
Dexter JW 24/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 24/Nov/16 2nd
with Dexter
Rob McGurk 20/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Really good. Deserves its classic status.

with Alice
sheelba 11/Sep/16 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
Will Hunt 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Did the direct start at 5c which actually quite spoiled it.

with Ned Redmore
25mac06 16/Aug/16 TR
markalmack 26/Jun/16 Solo O/S
WB 26/Jun/16 Solo
Charlie Zephyr Booth 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
kyaizawa 22/May/16 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.

with Bruce Woodley
NickJH 15/May/16 2nd rpt
with LiamG
noshjewbold 04/May/16 Solo O/S
Scott Quinn 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S

pretty cool moves!

ned_85 29/Dec/15 Lead
with Scott Marc Berry
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd dog
K Mckay 03/Oct/15 2nd dog
with Crazy Rob, K Farrell
Roget 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with robin, jim
Robin Nichols 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roger
Hidden ?/Jun/15 Lead
James_Kendal 21/Apr/15 2nd
with Gavin
gav 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S

A committing but well protected step across. Nice moves, and not really /that/ hard.

Paul Baxter 21/Mar/15 2nd
AnitaClimb 15/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Matt Amos 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
jedster1111 15/Mar/15 2nd
Danny Crump 15/Mar/15 Lead
with Rob
bwestwood 12/Mar/15 Lead
paulwaterhouse 12/Mar/15 2nd
granolamonster ??/2015 -
25mac06 09/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 14/May/14 2nd rpt
DaveThexton 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Fiona Thexton
EvLeYe 27/Apr/14 TR O/S
joeflan 10/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Ian Bradley
freemanTom 14/Sep/13 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
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
GPN 23/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Chris1234H 15/Dec/12 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Mackinclimb 12/May/12 Lead O/S
SarahMae 12/May/12 -
with Neil
arrang ?/May/12 Lead O/S
arrang ??/2012 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 14/Nov/11 Lead rpt

Seconded before.

with Tom
Tom Keaveny 14/Nov/11 2nd O/S
gw3285 03/Jul/11 2nd
augustus trout 03/Jul/11 2nd dog
with Carolyn Mills, Gareth Williams
josephgrimwade 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Peter Stollery
JamPlastick 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 -
Mattyk 21/May/11 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!

joeflan 18/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
djking1983 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Slaney 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Caught it on the right day - my first HVS 5b lead

munki1971 23/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
gcandlin 22/Jan/11 Lead β

first HVS 5b lead, felt gooood.

with Hussien
Hidden ??/2011 -
joeflan 07/Nov/10 TR
sam g 15/Oct/10 2nd
Nigel Bond 12/Oct/10 2nd
with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
design crisis 10/Oct/10 Lead
with Tom W
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
mikeyg 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
stimpey 18/Apr/10 2nd

tried leading but failed so had to 2nd instead.

with Pete
petegunn 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Davina & Steve
Ally Smith 17/Oct/09 Solo
Fluvial 08/Aug/09 Solo RP
with SPA
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
petegunn 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Davina
Jack00 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Olly and Joe
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead
jasonpm 13/Sep/08 2nd
with Andy
Dan 85 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Alexander
simonfife 08/May/08 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
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
TonyP 15/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with woody
khawk 13/Apr/08 Lead
with WH
Phil Bullock ?/Apr/08 Lead
Booey 27/Jan/08 TR dnf

Did not finish, even when top roped, very cheesed off, next time on lead?

Hidden ??/2008 -
stewart100 ?/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
matt thornton 26/Aug/07 TR O/S
with nath
Dave Kerr 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Pete E 15/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with Whitt
Pete E 14/Oct/06 2nd β

Nice, but easy for the grade

with Dan Matthewman
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Andy Hudson 17/Sep/06 TR
with Jayne
MeMeMe 06/Aug/06 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 30/Jul/06 TR
chrishedgehog 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Karl
Dave Westby 25/Jun/03 2nd

Like glass now

with John Fishwick
John Kettle ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/02 Lead rpt
rob.grafton 09/Sep/01 -
Hidden ?/Apr/01 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/98 Lead O/S
craig h ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 18/Apr/98 Lead
RobSimmo 22/Mar/98 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 22/Mar/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 24/May/97 Lead

no problem with polish when I did it

charlesmfrench 28/Apr/96 2nd O/S
with Tom Prentice, Dave McGimpsey
Hidden 18/Nov/95 Lead
crater 06/Aug/95 TR
Trobbo 01/Jul/95 TR
with mick machin
ellie macpherson ?/Mar/95 Lead
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Hidden 10/Jul/94 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/94 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Mick King 24/May/93 Lead
with Steve Hill
Mick King 15/Jun/92 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Dave Turnbull 26/May/92 Lead
with Ian Bocock, Bob Conley, Jane Turnbull
Dave Musgrove 24/May/92 Lead O/S
with Rupert Wyard
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 15/Sep/91 Lead rpt
with Sandra
whispering nic 31/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Ali W
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Aug/91 2nd O/S
with James Turner
Mick King 30/Jun/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Rich Kirby 14/Oct/90 Lead O/S
with Derek Miller
Steve Crowe 27/Jul/90 Lead O/S
jfletcher 24/Jul/90 Lead
with Tim Newton
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead O/S
with anthony
BigHairyIan 06/Jul/88 2nd O/S
with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
conradallen 11/Jun/88 TR
Andy Say 05/Aug/87 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/86 Lead
Stoney Boy ??/1986 Lead O/S
PaulHermes ??/1985 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/82 -
Hammy 03/Mar/82 Lead
with Cedric March
Hidden 26/Jul/81 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1980 Lead
with FMC
Nic Robinson ??/1977 Solo β
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
with Unsure
Martin Bennett 10/Oct/65 -
with SGW
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