2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A good route, although testing and totally traditional in its second pitch.
1) 4b, 28m. Start just in from the arete and move up and left to gain the arete, follow it past a break and onto a ledge. Move right and climb the face/groove to the ledge. Large cams for the belay.
2) 5a, 8m. The monster crack above will eat you alive. Brute force and ignorance pay dividends, but so does a little old-fashioned off-width technique. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start up the left side of the arete moving towards centre of face to move past the right side of a holly bush to an impressive ledge. Belay. 2nd pitch (5m) leads up hard corner crack which is climbed by either grace or grunting. Take big gear plus some small cams.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
willpitt07 1 Aug Lead O/S Led it as one pitch. It decided to rain just as I was stepping onto the route. Carried on none the less. The top crack (offwidth??) wasn’t too pleasant with water in it. For that it felt desperate
with Angus A
Led it as one pitch. It decided to rain just as I was stepping onto the route. Carried on none the less. The top crack (offwidth??) wasn’t too pleasant with water in it. For that it felt desperate
with Angus A
JendeHoxar 29 Jun Lead O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 29 Jun 2nd
SimonJeffries 3 Jun AltLd dog
with Khalid Qasrawi
with Khalid Qasrawi
khalidq 3 Jun AltLd Led P1
with Simon Jeffries
Led P1
with Simon Jeffries
steveb2006 4 May 2nd
gritstone7 4 May Lead O/S
benrhyd 20 Apr Lead Led in one pitch, bottom slab felt fairly bold, top corner is fun and a fair bit more strenuous
with Tom
Led in one pitch, bottom slab felt fairly bold, top corner is fun and a fair bit more strenuous
with Tom
OWEN21james 7 Apr Lead sand bag
sand bag
Guy Arnold 18 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
with David Barlow
with David Barlow
Clegm 15 Nov, 2018 AltLd
Rob Gillespie 5 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
afearn91 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd
UncleMephisto ?Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S First pitch is no pushover, and pretty bold at that. 2nd is beefy, but short lived.
First pitch is no pushover, and pretty bold at that. 2nd is beefy, but short lived.
jrccrosby 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S I took the second pitch, very short lived another 4m height would have made it pretty fun. Not sure its really an Off width if you can fist jam it, surely it needs to be too wide for a single hand, I have little hands too!
with Theeni
I took the second pitch, very short lived another 4m height would have made it pretty fun. Not sure its really an Off width if you can fist jam it, surely it needs to be too wide for a single hand, I have little hands too!
with Theeni
Theeni 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
jamieevans 14 May, 2017 Lead
smallerrich 19 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Top crack looked average so went directly out right to the arete on a thin ledge. Fun!
Top crack looked average so went directly out right to the arete on a thin ledge. Fun!
foostu4 18 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Jmpollard 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Top offwidth was a bit disappointing,no way near as offwidthy as I had hoped, more like an awkward fist crack/chimney, but still enjoyable.
with Mark Brown, Hamish Stephen
Top offwidth was a bit disappointing,no way near as offwidthy as I had hoped, more like an awkward fist crack/chimney, but still enjoyable.
with Mark Brown, Hamish Stephen
SR1970 17 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Tim Sparrow 29 May, 2016 Lead Graceful ... ish!
with Ian Owen
Graceful ... ish!
with Ian Owen
TCarrick 28 May, 2016 -
Harry Ellis 16 May, 2016 Lead dog First part of arete is at least VS 5a top crack is only 5a if u can jam!
First part of arete is at least VS 5a top crack is only 5a if u can jam!
gareth scott borthwick 16 May, 2016 2nd
CatMc ?May, 2016 2nd
with clams
with clams
clams ?May, 2016 Lead Gear on lower arete is a bit shite - felt 4c too
with CatMc
Gear on lower arete is a bit shite - felt 4c too
with CatMc
Rory Shaw ??, 2016 -
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd
foostu4 16 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
nodwas 16 May, 2015 Lead
doughobbs 4 Apr, 2015 Lead dog Top section was a bitch!
with Antoinette Wintin
Top section was a bitch!
with Antoinette Wintin
a_mcmullan ??, 2015 AltLd O/S 1st pitch was grim with little to no gear, probably warrants an easy hvs
1st pitch was grim with little to no gear, probably warrants an easy hvs
a_mcmullan 12 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S First pitch cams are essential
First pitch cams are essential
Hidden 4 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
suds_01 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with nodwas
with nodwas
nodwas 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with suds_01
with suds_01
Chriswallis2 31 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with annaEM
with annaEM
Andy Clarke 21 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Good but tough start, particularly for the short, if you go direct up arete, rather than coming in from R: had to pop for the jugs. Significantly harder than the 4b given in guide. Crack on P2 climbed with a good deal more grunting than grace, though a fair bit of grazing to all the different body bits I inserted at various times!
with Johnny
Good but tough start, particularly for the short, if you go direct up arete, rather than coming in from R: had to pop for the jugs. Significantly harder than the 4b given in guide. Crack on P2 climbed with a good deal more grunting than grace, though a fair bit of grazing to all the different body bits I inserted at various times!
with Johnny
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 Solo
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Dave Almond 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Nicole Almond 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
remi_mcm 22 Jun, 2014 Lead
NeilGriffiths 3 May, 2014 -
with Adam
with Adam
Hidden 3 May, 2014 AltLd
Alex Mason 18 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Tony Powell
with Tony Powell
LRob ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Si ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 Lead
with Jack Graham
with Jack Graham
jade Edwards Leaney 26 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
Elliot King LC&CC 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Lead both pitches. First is a little run out, but not bad. Second pitch was the best fight I've had in a long time! Really enjoyed jamming and fight to the top
with Adrian
Lead both pitches. First is a little run out, but not bad. Second pitch was the best fight I've had in a long time! Really enjoyed jamming and fight to the top
with Adrian
George_Surf 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S MIke led bottom pitch. I totally underestimated the offwidth crack on p2. its short but hard work, especially with my crap technique!
with Mike Allday
MIke led bottom pitch. I totally underestimated the offwidth crack on p2. its short but hard work, especially with my crap technique!
with Mike Allday
Michael Allday 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Rob Evans ?May, 2013 Lead O/S Climbed a crack in the middle of the slab, quality. Top crack is fun
Climbed a crack in the middle of the slab, quality. Top crack is fun
peter myers ?May, 2013 Lead
with Simon Bennet
with Simon Bennet
Hidden 31 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
tim20 ??, 2013 -
bwestwood 7 Aug, 2012 AltLd horrible scary bottom pitch with run out on slippy quartze! fun top crack though
with bsmedz
horrible scary bottom pitch with run out on slippy quartze! fun top crack though
with bsmedz
martrin 20 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 5 May, 2012 AltLd rpt
Jones_88 26 Mar, 2012 Lead dog Had a short rest on a cam half way up the second pitch great climb on a boiling hot day.
Had a short rest on a cam half way up the second pitch great climb on a boiling hot day.
adam06 25 Mar, 2012 2nd got my knee stuck in the top crack so had to rest on the rope to get it out. so handed the lead over to wyn so he could go for the onsite.
got my knee stuck in the top crack so had to rest on the rope to get it out. so handed the lead over to wyn so he could go for the onsite.
Hidden 25 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
Kirill 25 Feb, 2012 2nd dog
Hidden 1 Jan, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jan, 2012 AltLd
jezb1 13 Oct, 2011 2nd First pitch was rubbish, second pitch was dripping and greasy
First pitch was rubbish, second pitch was dripping and greasy
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 2nd
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 Lead
stevepotter 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd
with ken
with ken
edmitchell 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S Steep bottom section probably warrants HVS!
Steep bottom section probably warrants HVS!
emmarowe 1 May, 2011 2nd dog
Hidden 30 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
chriscarroll 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2011 Lead
Alex.M-M. 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd O/S Took 1st Section
Took 1st Section
Tommy Cole 20 Feb, 2011 AltLd dog Lead second pitch; the slimy vagina of a crack spat me out on the first attempt. Decent route!
with Chris Carrol
Lead second pitch; the slimy vagina of a crack spat me out on the first attempt. Decent route!
with Chris Carrol
Hidden 29 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S
david morse 29 Jan, 2011 - Awesome top pitch, steady if you like fist jams. Shame its over so fast. Wall climbing on the first pitch is also excellent
with Chris+Tori
Awesome top pitch, steady if you like fist jams. Shame its over so fast. Wall climbing on the first pitch is also excellent
with Chris+Tori
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Julian Wedd ??, 2011 AltLd
with A. Brierley
with A. Brierley
Hidden ??, 2011 -
stuaart 6 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Led both pitches.
with Laura Middleton
Led both pitches.
with Laura Middleton
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 30 Aug, 2010 AltLd Led P1
with Helen Pitt
Led P1
with Helen Pitt
Sut 12 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
jossjones 8 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 May, 2010 2nd O/S
tigertim 30 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Tony Payne
with Tony Payne
Adam1973 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ann S
with Ann S
Ann S 2 May, 2010 2nd First pitch super, second pitch-crumbs!!!
with Adam
First pitch super, second pitch-crumbs!!!
with Adam
bob johnson 25 Apr, 2010 2nd first pitch stiff start - no gear - second pitch - just bloody minded
with Rich Ball
first pitch stiff start - no gear - second pitch - just bloody minded
with Rich Ball
Glyn 8 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Amy UT
with Amy UT
Hidden 7 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd lead 2nd pitch - 'lovely' short but sweet jam crack. just like being on grit!
with Matt (Ruths's friend)
lead 2nd pitch - 'lovely' short but sweet jam crack. just like being on grit!
with Matt (Ruths's friend)
metal arms 7 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
justin burgoyne ??, 2010 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 29 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S Final corner crack with monumental grunting and zero grace. I led P1 which was great climbing, a little run out in places.
Final corner crack with monumental grunting and zero grace. I led P1 which was great climbing, a little run out in places.
Little B 10 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Adam
with Adam
petegruf 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with sarah a
with sarah a
Hidden 2 May, 2009 2nd dog
eagleopus 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alys
with Alys
Hidden 21 Mar, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2009 Lead
snakebite 2 Nov, 2008 AltLd O/S
with mlmatt
with mlmatt
cmsg 18 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1.
with Claire Symes
Led pitch 1.
with Claire Symes
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 14 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Williams
with Stuart Williams
samwisethebrave2 5 May, 2008 2nd
with Tim Evans
with Tim Evans
popov86 24 Apr, 2008 Lead
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
peter myers ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with Angela Boyson
with Angela Boyson
Hidden 7 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 2007 2nd
fran04 ??, 2007 AltLd
deanroberts ??, 2007 Lead O/S
mikelaing ??, 2007 -
mikelaing ??, 2006 -
Hidden 20 May, 2004 Lead O/S
steve prior ?Jul, 2003 Lead
with Andy C
with Andy C
Hidden 29 Mar, 2003 2nd
Mark Kemball 16 Mar, 2003 Lead
with Rob Jarrett
with Rob Jarrett
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2003 Lead O/S
with Danny O'Neil
with Danny O'Neil
John Kettle ??, 2003 Lead
Mark Riley ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
caradoc 21 Jul, 2002 AltLd O/S
with john b
with john b
Iain Brown 30 Jul, 2001 -
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 27 Jul, 2001 AltLd O/S
kjbix 7 Jun, 2001 AltLd
with Richard Beech
with Richard Beech
mikej 10 Jul, 1998 Lead
with Rachel W/E
with Rachel W/E
Nettle 15 Jun, 1997 AltLd O/S RNRMMC, North Wales Meet. Headed up here following Kirkus's Route Direct, when the crag became overcrowded with people dodging the rain.Everyone else got wet today apart from us!
with Marti Hallet
RNRMMC, North Wales Meet. Headed up here following Kirkus's Route Direct, when the crag became overcrowded with people dodging the rain.Everyone else got wet today apart from us!
with Marti Hallet
Marti999 ?Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
with larry
with larry
pete_fewings ??, 1997 Lead O/S
timreynolds 22 Jun, 1995 AltLd
with Ivan Key
with Ivan Key
Hidden 8 Jun, 1995 Lead
Ched ??, 1993 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
Hidden 20 Sep, 1992 2nd
pingora 14 Jul, 1990 AltLd O/S
with Bankhead
with Bankhead
Peakology ??, 1990 2nd RP Geckoid did 1st pitch, I fell dramatically off top pitch. Geck then jammed up top pitch
with geckoid
Geckoid did 1st pitch, I fell dramatically off top pitch. Geck then jammed up top pitch
with geckoid
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd O/S
nigehughes ?Apr, 1989 AltLd
with Ian Merridith
with Ian Merridith
michael burrows 4 Apr, 1988 AltLd O/S
with pete roberts
with pete roberts
mikej 4 Sep, 1983 AltLd dnf Too windy.
with Mike Byles
Too windy.
with Mike Byles
migs493 13 Dec, 1978 2nd
Mark Kemball 30 Jul, 1977 Solo
Hidden 24 Apr, 1976 Lead
Hidden 4 Sep, 1975 2nd
Mike Owen ?Sep, 1975 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
Bob M ?Jul, 1975 2nd
with Bill Wheater
with Bill Wheater
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