Rockfax Description
20m. Rumoured to be the best HVS in Northumberland, there is only one way you will find out. A hard start on the left reaches finger-locks and runners then the crack unfurls in a most appealing fashion. The final crack has tricky moves to start, laybacking from the left is one solution. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Rockfall Northern England top 50.

tonto169 08/Sep/17 -
Hidden 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Phil Gwyther
Dogwood 26/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Well worth the walk in

michaelb1 ?/May/16 -
with carlh
carlh ?/May/16 -

An amazing route (probably the best I've climbed in Northumberland) with a bold start. I made the decision to protect the first move with preplaced and clipped gear. That said, the sequence fell into place nicely and I kicked myself for losing my on-sight. Better to be safe than sorry though I suppose as the landing isn't very good if you get it wrong. I managed to cleanly on-sight the rest, which involves a series of lovely 5a and 5b moves, with pretty good protection for Northumberland! A true 3 star single pitch route, which is well worth the walk in!

topsyturvy 25/Oct/15 Lead G/U

gutted to slip off near the start. Conditions not great but still....

Sciguy 25/Oct/15 2nd dog

Really delicate footholds + generous helping of Lichen = slips, Not into crack climbing but a great route.

with tris
malx 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
stuart34 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with pollerd
michaelb1 28/Sep/13 Lead dog

Fantastic route hard at bottom

with J Herb
Adamski1986 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S

One of the best, most enjoyable and cleanest lines I have ever climbed!!

with Richard Gage
robertmichaellovell 01/Apr/12 2nd

proper good value HVS! really good route

with Sam
phil64 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S

v, stylish

y2keable 07/May/11 2nd O/S
with John
Hidden ?/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 24/May/10 2nd
odox 22/May/10 Lead dog

Fell off the bottom move.. hard work. Got it in the end though. Amazing climbing above.

with Josh Watt
Andrew Sandercock 22/May/10 2nd O/S

amazing climbing!!!!!!!

with joe
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
robinsi197 17/Jun/09 2nd
with Nick
KragKing ??/2009 2nd

Tricky start!

chris sm 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Colin Matheson ?/Jun/05 2nd
with Nick & Neil
GPN ?/Aug/04 2nd
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Andy Hyslop
Ab Wilson 20/Aug/02 Lead O/S

First HVS lead.

with Georgina Turnbull, Ian Woodgate
Roget ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with jim
IanGilbertJones 29/Aug/99 Lead O/S
roncaves 26/Jun/94 2nd
with Gavin Williams
Marti999 ??/1992 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 15/Sep/86 Solo O/S
telemark ??/1982 -
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
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