Rockfax Description
A pleasant route up an airy rib. Start below a crack leading through a short steep section behind a boulder.
1) 13m. Make a hard pull off the boulder onto the overhanging face and step up to better hand and foot holds. Carry on up more easily to reach the ledge with a rowan tree.
2) 30m. Move left and head up the airy rib to the left of the quartz-covered slab. At the block, head up the rounded rib to a block belay on a long ledge.
3) 7m. Move right along the ledge to the corner and climb this to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
pete johnson 5 Sep Solo
lewis_james84 31 Aug Lead
Misha 30 Aug 2nd O/S Memorable start! Tough at the grade but pretty cruisey above. Tim led in one, just about doable on a 50m rope. Good sheltered spot below the overhang at the base.
Memorable start! Tough at the grade but pretty cruisey above. Tim led in one, just about doable on a 50m rope. Good sheltered spot below the overhang at the base.
Hidden 30 Aug Lead O/S
ducle 25 Aug Lead O/S
with Ilyass M
with Ilyass M
Binder 25 Aug Lead O/S A bit of gear practice with Stef. The start as per Rockfax seems harder than VDiff.
with Stef B
A bit of gear practice with Stef. The start as per Rockfax seems harder than VDiff.
with Stef B
gazj1986 21 Aug AltLd Great route, probably stiff start for a vd and ran out on pitch 2 but never desperate
with GazE83
Great route, probably stiff start for a vd and ran out on pitch 2 but never desperate
with GazE83
GazE83 21 Aug AltLd O/S Pleasant enough route. More like a HVD or S 3c though, as the start off the boulder is a pretty thuggish move (Although easily protected by a hex) and the gear is surprisingly few and far between in a few places for a VDiff in my opinion.
Pleasant enough route. More like a HVD or S 3c though, as the start off the boulder is a pretty thuggish move (Although easily protected by a hex) and the gear is surprisingly few and far between in a few places for a VDiff in my opinion.
ADEightyEight 13 Aug AltLd O/S
UglyKidJoe 13 Aug AltLd
sarah hawker 8 Aug AltLd That was hard for a VDiff - felt more like HS, especially the layback crack at the top! I led P1 (on Dave's gear) and P3 (layback crack)
with davesb
That was hard for a VDiff - felt more like HS, especially the layback crack at the top! I led P1 (on Dave's gear) and P3 (layback crack)
with davesb
willpitt07 1 Aug AltLd Split it in half. Any point to the 3rd pitch??
Split it in half. Any point to the 3rd pitch??
JohnH1977 27 Jul AltLd O/S
S1LL 16 Jul AltLd
Cat Hendrie 14 Jul AltLd O/S
ian bryant 14 Jul AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?Jul AltLd
with Uncle john
with Uncle john
JendeHoxar 29 Jun Solo O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 29 Jun Solo O/S
JohnDexter 23 Jun AltLd β Great start from the boulder.
with Griff
Great start from the boulder.
with Griff
lucygreenie 23 Jun AltLd
with ebutton
with ebutton
ebutton 23 Jun AltLd O/S
SimonJeffries 3 Jun Solo O/S
with Khalid Qasrawi
with Khalid Qasrawi
khalidq 3 Jun Solo O/S
with Simon Jeffries
with Simon Jeffries
Katsmiff 26 May 2nd O/S Bit wet so we started on this one. VD for people who climb HVS+ usually, as you have a dodgy start off a boulder without any gear. Not sure any VD climber would be okay to do that. Pleasant route generally.
Bit wet so we started on this one. VD for people who climb HVS+ usually, as you have a dodgy start off a boulder without any gear. Not sure any VD climber would be okay to do that. Pleasant route generally.
Rob Laird 26 May AltLd O/S Led P1
Led P1
Katsmiff 26 May 2nd O/S Bit wet so we started on this one. VD for people who climb HVS+ usually, as you have a dodgy start off a boulder without any gear. Not sure any VD climber would be okay to do that. Pleasant route generally.
Bit wet so we started on this one. VD for people who climb HVS+ usually, as you have a dodgy start off a boulder without any gear. Not sure any VD climber would be okay to do that. Pleasant route generally.
Hidden 25 May Lead
Old Git Tim 25 May AltLd
garethsteel 13 May Lead
JdotP 6 May Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Mar Lead
Hidden 24 Feb AltLd
smorgan-clare 17 Feb Lead O/S
AOC 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
Amy Sinnott 1 Sep, 2018 2nd Great bolder start to concore again without a haul
with AOC
Great bolder start to concore again without a haul
with AOC
Duncan Beard 10 Aug, 2018 Lead Second time round but even so it's a soft touch at VDiff, none of the moves are more than Diff. Still fun though.
with Smiffy
Second time round but even so it's a soft touch at VDiff, none of the moves are more than Diff. Still fun though.
with Smiffy
Smiffy 10 Aug, 2018 2nd Struggled due to virtigo and general malaise due to long week.
Struggled due to virtigo and general malaise due to long week.
Glenn2732 ?Aug, 2018 -
Hidden 12 Jun, 2018 Solo rpt
Kimberley Maiyh 28 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2018 Lead
paulerussell 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Difficult, strenous bouldery start, then a lovely route. Would probably run pitch 2 & 3 together if I do it again.
with Catharine Morgan
Difficult, strenous bouldery start, then a lovely route. Would probably run pitch 2 & 3 together if I do it again.
with Catharine Morgan
slab_happy 6 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1 and 3(ish). Did the silly start off the boulder, though at least I could bridge and reach up to the good holds, and led the variant layback crack (great fun but no way is that a VDiff) near the top.
with Hazel
Led pitches 1 and 3(ish). Did the silly start off the boulder, though at least I could bridge and reach up to the good holds, and led the variant layback crack (great fun but no way is that a VDiff) near the top.
with Hazel
Francesco Di Lallo 13 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
chriswood ??, 2018 -
JoeFoster59 28 Oct, 2017 Lead G/U 1st pitch only. After getting some freshers top roping and allow the moisture to truly stick to the rock I got to lead. Upon Eric suggestion of starting on the floor I was faced with an overhanging crack that is pretty much the diff climbers version of heaven in Yosemite. After a few false starts I stuck the greasy fist jam hit the pocket and it was over. A crawl threw heather and a rain soaked slab later and I topped the first pitch. I don't know if it was the rain cold or route but its by far the hardest vdiff I've done. Mega get on it
with skinne
1st pitch only. After getting some freshers top roping and allow the moisture to truly stick to the rock I got to lead. Upon Eric suggestion of starting on the floor I was faced with an overhanging crack that is pretty much the diff climbers version of heaven in Yosemite. After a few false starts I stuck the greasy fist jam hit the pocket and it was over. A crawl threw heather and a rain soaked slab later and I topped the first pitch. I don't know if it was the rain cold or route but its by far the hardest vdiff I've done. Mega get on it
with skinne
skinne 28 Oct, 2017 2nd rpt
Hidden 1 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
Wizzy 25 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
Dirty Knees 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Led p1 and p3 took the alternate start up the slab to the right and traversed across
Led p1 and p3 took the alternate start up the slab to the right and traversed across
Hidden 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
jrccrosby 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Theeni
with Theeni
Theeni 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2017 2nd
Benstar 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
jamieevans 14 May, 2017 Lead
BTphonehome 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Kris ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 2017 2nd
Robin Woodward 29 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Entertaining start, took the right hand chimney. was a bit unnerved by the lack of gear after moving onto the face (particularly with no feeling in my hands due to cold), but once I'd got used to the rock it was fairly smooth sailing (easy climbing and lots of holds).
Entertaining start, took the right hand chimney. was a bit unnerved by the lack of gear after moving onto the face (particularly with no feeling in my hands due to cold), but once I'd got used to the rock it was fairly smooth sailing (easy climbing and lots of holds).
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
skinne 17 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S What a weird start for a VDiff! The climbing is quite easy on very grippy rock, even in the damp, if poorly protected for the grade in places. There are opportunities for gear, which just didn't work with the (fairly comprehensive) rack we had. Perhaps more like a Severe 3? Or that most unusual HVD thing... I combined the top two pitches to save Oscar from further ignominy, but the rope drag was truly horrific; I wouldn't recommend it, unless you are just trailing a rope without gear!
What a weird start for a VDiff! The climbing is quite easy on very grippy rock, even in the damp, if poorly protected for the grade in places. There are opportunities for gear, which just didn't work with the (fairly comprehensive) rack we had. Perhaps more like a Severe 3? Or that most unusual HVD thing... I combined the top two pitches to save Oscar from further ignominy, but the rope drag was truly horrific; I wouldn't recommend it, unless you are just trailing a rope without gear!
Oscar Popels 17 Apr, 2017 AltLd I didn't like this one very much. It was raining when we started and there was an incredible lack of gear on the first pitch for a VDiff. The climbing was about as easy as it gets but I wasn't in the right mindset for a big runout in the rain...
with Eric Stephani
I didn't like this one very much. It was raining when we started and there was an incredible lack of gear on the first pitch for a VDiff. The climbing was about as easy as it gets but I wasn't in the right mindset for a big runout in the rain...
with Eric Stephani
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 2nd
Mark Eddy 4 Apr, 2017 AltLd
with Vicky F
with Vicky F
Hidden 8 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
Ron Rees Davies 8 Dec, 2016 AltLd
peter.ravenscroft27 19 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
adamre12 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice!
with JamesA
Nice!
with JamesA
Hidden 2 Oct, 2016 AltLd
gillyml 27 Sep, 2016 AltLd
with Rudy, Mac
with Rudy, Mac
Pete Jones 20 Sep, 2016 AltLd
with Roger Grimshaw
with Roger Grimshaw
Mihkel 11 Sep, 2016 Solo
Kev Webster 26 Aug, 2016 Lead Teaching multipitching
with Jamie murphy
Teaching multipitching
with Jamie murphy
jaycloth16 26 Aug, 2016 Lead great climb and awesome start without using the boulder.
with Kevin webster
great climb and awesome start without using the boulder.
with Kevin webster
Hidden 17 Aug, 2016 2nd
rachelpearce01 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S I led the bottom pitch and the very tricky move off the boulder onto the route, definitely the crux of the whole climb. Far harder than vd unless you're long!
I led the bottom pitch and the very tricky move off the boulder onto the route, definitely the crux of the whole climb. Far harder than vd unless you're long!
Emily_vau 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Great climb, Linked pitch 2 and 3 together.
Great climb, Linked pitch 2 and 3 together.
Ian Carey 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd
yossarian714 7 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
betathief 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Jessicacrump 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd
mattgrange 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd Amusing start, otherwise a nice warm-up
Amusing start, otherwise a nice warm-up
ma.cecilia 25 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Isaac Murphy
with Isaac Murphy
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 AltLd
foostu4 2 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
Blanka ?Jul, 2016 AltLd β PYB Course July 2016 Second 1st & 3rd pitch (Nicky lead) Lead 2nd pitch
with Nicky
PYB Course July 2016 Second 1st & 3rd pitch (Nicky lead) Lead 2nd pitch
with Nicky
08nbrierley 16 Jun, 2016 Solo
Hidden 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
garetheverett 5 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Myfyr
with Myfyr
quarrtman1 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Climbed the layback crack.
with Eifion
Climbed the layback crack.
with Eifion
dobby 200 30 May, 2016 2nd O/S
jopayne1988 30 May, 2016 Lead
Hidden 30 May, 2016 2nd
rd20 15 May, 2016 2nd O/S PyB Training Novices course with Adam Harmer
with Richard a Peach
PyB Training Novices course with Adam Harmer
with Richard a Peach
staceyjg 8 May, 2016 2nd O/S Chris led in 1 pitch. Tough first move for a vdiff
Chris led in 1 pitch. Tough first move for a vdiff
Tim Francis 6 May, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 AltLd
jessieleong 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Climbed the first section by going up the pinnacle face. Found an interesting belay- possibly belayed a bit early.
with Hilary Lawrenson
Climbed the first section by going up the pinnacle face. Found an interesting belay- possibly belayed a bit early.
with Hilary Lawrenson
Hidden 23 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt
fizzychewitt 20 Mar, 2016 AltLd
with Steve, Jayney D
with Steve, Jayney D
useful 20 Mar, 2016 2nd Africa Rib - Bold start, combined tactics required by Jayne D: standing on my back!
Africa Rib - Bold start, combined tactics required by Jayne D: standing on my back!
davebrox ??, 2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??, 2016 -
Louvet 4 Oct, 2015 -
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
Tarquin 4 Oct, 2015 -
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 -
08nbrierley 18 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Sep, 2015 AltLd
bms 16 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
Matt Reed 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Catherine
with Catherine
tk4210 19 Jul, 2015 2nd I thought this was hard for the grade. We did the direct start which is no way vd.
with Joe North
I thought this was hard for the grade. We did the direct start which is no way vd.
with Joe North
Half Pint Lizz 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Clare led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd and 3rd together - a great wandering adventure!
with Christine, Clare Martin
Clare led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd and 3rd together - a great wandering adventure!
with Christine, Clare Martin
Jamie Skelton 30 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Simon Rhys Jones
with Simon Rhys Jones
joedoherty 14 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
odari 6 Jun, 2015 -
dkd 29 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
Hidden 23 May, 2015 2nd dnf
Hidden 23 May, 2015 Lead O/S
crater 12 May, 2015 2nd
with steve
with steve
Steve Woollard 12 May, 2015 Lead cold, wet & windy
with crater
cold, wet & windy
with crater
iwanap 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd
doughobbs 4 Apr, 2015 Lead dog Great route, weather was amazing!
with Antoinette Wintin
Great route, weather was amazing!
with Antoinette Wintin
Jenny Clarke ?Apr, 2015 Lead
Mr Tickle 29 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
davenev 29 Mar, 2015 -
with max, Mr Tickle
with max, Mr Tickle
Hidden 29 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
leemagowan 8 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S RCI
RCI
richardsavill 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd P2
P2
sarahrowlands 15 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S first and third
first and third
becci_amos ??, 2015 AltLd O/S
mike mo ??, 2015 -
c jepps 12 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?Oct, 2014 Lead
with Pete Wormald
with Pete Wormald
Ron Rees Davies 16 Sep, 2014 AltLd Starting moves are tricky for a VDiff especially if you're not tall enough to reach for high jugs (my second couldn't manage it, so I had to abb off from the top of p1 and start again). The first pitch of Usher's Dilemma is easier, despite the grading, and leads you to the same belay at the Rowan. Take plenty of small cams.
Starting moves are tricky for a VDiff especially if you're not tall enough to reach for high jugs (my second couldn't manage it, so I had to abb off from the top of p1 and start again). The first pitch of Usher's Dilemma is easier, despite the grading, and leads you to the same belay at the Rowan. Take plenty of small cams.
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 2nd
Iwanofdoom 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Second lead last 2 pitches
Second lead last 2 pitches
Dan Kennedy 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Iwan Jones
with Iwan Jones
kivell 24 Aug, 2014 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S I led p1, started by pulling into he right hand crack then followed the middle of the face on the left. About HS 4a. Paul led pitch 2, climbing up the quartz slab instead of avoiding it on the left, about S 4a. Belayed below the layback slab (too much rope drag to do this in 1 pitch). I led the layback (tricky, possibly pushing HS 4b?) to the top. Overall, superb route, VDiff my arse!
with Puma
I led p1, started by pulling into he right hand crack then followed the middle of the face on the left. About HS 4a. Paul led pitch 2, climbing up the quartz slab instead of avoiding it on the left, about S 4a. Belayed below the layback slab (too much rope drag to do this in 1 pitch). I led the layback (tricky, possibly pushing HS 4b?) to the top. Overall, superb route, VDiff my arse!
with Puma
Puma 17 Aug, 2014 AltLd Simon P1 and P3, me P2, we did some variation on the route in the guide. Climbed the centre of the quartzy slab and finished up the lay back crack. Made it a bit harder than VDiff but still lots of fun.
Simon P1 and P3, me P2, we did some variation on the route in the guide. Climbed the centre of the quartzy slab and finished up the lay back crack. Made it a bit harder than VDiff but still lots of fun.
runwildjohn 16 Aug, 2014 Lead Wild start from the boulder for a V Diff! Did as one pitch.
Wild start from the boulder for a V Diff! Did as one pitch.
stonemikey 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
RoCs_Jon 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
suds_01 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with nodwas
with nodwas
nodwas 10 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with suds_01
with suds_01
Hidden 5 Jul, 2014 AltLd
net 5 Jul, 2014 Lead Started on right of r.h. chimney
with Pam (PC)
Started on right of r.h. chimney
with Pam (PC)
Dave Almond 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Nicole Almond 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
smargerison 5 May, 2014 AltLd O/S I led P1&2 VERY windy (which was unsettling), great holds but not a lot of places for protection. I think the P1 starting move is more like a severe.
with KLucy
I led P1&2 VERY windy (which was unsettling), great holds but not a lot of places for protection. I think the P1 starting move is more like a severe.
with KLucy
KLucy 5 May, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 3 May, 2014 2nd End of day romp.
with Adam
End of day romp.
with Adam
Hidden 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Keiran O'Mahony 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Rebeca Sturkey
with Rebeca Sturkey
Si ??, 2014 -
LRob ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 Lead
with Phil Earl, Leon Winchester
with Phil Earl, Leon Winchester
alan moore ??, 2014 Solo
Willythegreat 10 Dec, 2013 -
Hidden 10 Dec, 2013 AltLd
tdoyle 3 Dec, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 3 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S
ashsleight 3 Dec, 2013 Lead rpt I led foxy and Steve up the whole route. 1st pitch is thin on gear.
with Student
I led foxy and Steve up the whole route. 1st pitch is thin on gear.
with Student
Hidden 14 Oct, 2013 AltLd
Ropeboy 14 Sep, 2013 -
with Bunny
with Bunny
JenRoberts 7 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
with Dave Evans
with Dave Evans
Zoomer 29 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S Quite poor route, disappointed overall.
with Willy Houston
Quite poor route, disappointed overall.
with Willy Houston
jade Edwards Leaney 25 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
lithos 20 Jul, 2013 Lead 2nd p1, then led & shunted next to karl on p2
with karl c, peterbradshaw101
2nd p1, then led & shunted next to karl on p2
with karl c, peterbradshaw101
peterbradshaw101 20 Jul, 2013 2nd
with lithos
with lithos
bantamdave 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Difficult start for grade
with Gary
Difficult start for grade
with Gary
Ruth Creamer ?Jul, 2013 Lead
ema 1 Jun, 2013 Lead
sgl 30 May, 2013 AltLd
with Susie
with Susie
Nigel R Lewis 19 May, 2013 2nd BMC event. Adrian and Adam
BMC event. Adrian and Adam
Hidden 6 May, 2013 Lead
Neil Watson 6 May, 2013 2nd
chassy 6 May, 2013 2nd
AnnMarie3 30 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Swotson 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Fun route. We chose the boulder start between the chimneys which really added to the climb.
with Ian Athroll
Fun route. We chose the boulder start between the chimneys which really added to the climb.
with Ian Athroll
Hidden 31 Mar, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??, 2013 Lead
tim20 ??, 2013 -
AndyMcCoy 11 Nov, 2012 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1 and 3. Hard to know where start was but did it by stepping off the boulder.
Led pitches 1 and 3. Hard to know where start was but did it by stepping off the boulder.
Hidden 15 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
JonnyDrama 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Went left onto layback, def not a VD section nice though, strong holds
with Wilkey
Went left onto layback, def not a VD section nice though, strong holds
with Wilkey
Steve Wakeford 19 Sep, 2012 Lead
simon geering 19 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S PYB rapid development rock climbing course.
with Dave Evans (PyB), Bradley
PYB rapid development rock climbing course.
with Dave Evans (PyB), Bradley
bobpilgrem 18 Sep, 2012 Lead Repeat ascent-still worth 3 stars !
with Bob/Nic
Repeat ascent-still worth 3 stars !
with Bob/Nic
Will242 9 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with pastep
with pastep
pastep 9 Sep, 2012 AltLd Led p1 & p3.Did overhanging start by stepping off boulder.
with Will242
Led p1 & p3.Did overhanging start by stepping off boulder.
with Will242
bobpilgrem 26 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Tom
with Tom
tompilgrem 26 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
PJMuir 21 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Windy
with Simon Burrows
Windy
with Simon Burrows
sam_owen41 25 Jul, 2012 -
ayuplass 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Led all 3 pitches
with hazel
Led all 3 pitches
with hazel
hazeysunshine 4 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Ann B, ayuplass
with Ann B, ayuplass
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 Lead
birbeck ?Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
George_Surf 21 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Difficult start! Took the right hand chimney, stepped off the boulder up the chimney then left on to the front of the rib. Nice climbing not muich gear when you get on the rib though. Toni led P2, good line up the slab on pockets and quartz, again, not tons of gear. P3 looked so short and easy i just scrambled up it with no gear, not worth belaying below it...
with Toni87
Difficult start! Took the right hand chimney, stepped off the boulder up the chimney then left on to the front of the rib. Nice climbing not muich gear when you get on the rib though. Toni led P2, good line up the slab on pockets and quartz, again, not tons of gear. P3 looked so short and easy i just scrambled up it with no gear, not worth belaying below it...
with Toni87
Carl Simmons 7 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Ash lead first pitch, I lead second 2 pitches in rain & wearing boots
Ash lead first pitch, I lead second 2 pitches in rain & wearing boots
Robert.harden 7 May, 2012 2nd O/S Multi pitch climb. Good climb in boots and wet rock.
Multi pitch climb. Good climb in boots and wet rock.
ashsleight 7 May, 2012 AltLd O/S I led 1st pitch, Carl took the second one. Climbed in the rain.
I led 1st pitch, Carl took the second one. Climbed in the rain.
craig h 6 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 6 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Duncan Beard 5 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Pip's first multipitch I think. I left my rock shoes at home so climbed in KSBs. Nice simple route although Pip belayed early on 2nd pitch.
with Pip McCarthy
Pip's first multipitch I think. I left my rock shoes at home so climbed in KSBs. Nice simple route although Pip belayed early on 2nd pitch.
with Pip McCarthy
Toni87 ?May, 2012 AltLd
pbb081079 9 Apr, 2012 Lead
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 7 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
Jones_88 25 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
adam06 25 Mar, 2012 2nd
Ramblin dave 25 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S Did the start from Usher's Dilemma because it looked easier than either of the vdiff cracks.
with Alison
Did the start from Usher's Dilemma because it looked easier than either of the vdiff cracks.
with Alison
Hidden 17 Jan, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
ewan i 24 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with dave duggan
with dave duggan
jezb1 13 Oct, 2011 AltLd Good start
Good start
Hidden 12 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
Phil_Hall_97 29 Sep, 2011 AltLd β
with Alice Du Preeze
with Alice Du Preeze
Hidden 28 Sep, 2011 AltLd β
Hidden 5 Aug, 2011 AltLd
marc1967 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Christian Lenehan
with Christian Lenehan
Hidden 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Rampikino 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd
with Cat
with Cat
seb m-c 2 Jun, 2011 AltLd Lead last pitch as we started off wrong and I thought the overhang was the first part!!!!
with Martin Callaghan
Lead last pitch as we started off wrong and I thought the overhang was the first part!!!!
with Martin Callaghan
ksjs 2 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1. Too windy to really get into this.
Led P1. Too windy to really get into this.
Hidden 30 Apr, 2011 2nd rpt
Lee Groves ?Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
with Amy Ack
with Amy Ack
shim ?Feb, 2011 AltLd
Amy Ack ?Feb, 2011 2nd
Hidden 29 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
david morse 29 Jan, 2011 Solo
with chris todd
with chris todd
Hidden 19 Jan, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2011 Solo
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
lisafer ??, 2011 -
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
stuaart 6 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Led all pitches.
with Laura Middleton
Led all pitches.
with Laura Middleton
sarah hawker 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd dnf Adrian led pitch 1, I started pitch 2 then had to downclimb due to Adrian getting migraine/tunnel vision. Abseiled off from the little rowan tree (sorry tree)
with Adrianw
Adrian led pitch 1, I started pitch 2 then had to downclimb due to Adrian getting migraine/tunnel vision. Abseiled off from the little rowan tree (sorry tree)
with Adrianw
Adrianw 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd dnf Led first pitch then suffered from tunnel vision forcing Sarah into downclimb of 1/2 of pitch 2 then abb off.
Led first pitch then suffered from tunnel vision forcing Sarah into downclimb of 1/2 of pitch 2 then abb off.
Hidden 15 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
stephenarnold 21 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Good climb
Good climb
Hidden 29 Jul, 2010 Lead
Hidden 23 Jul, 2010 Lead β
moelfras 23 Jul, 2010 AltLd
Guto Evans 23 Jul, 2010 Lead Led all pitches. Used 1/2 ropes seconds followed on a rope each
with Arwel Roberts, Rob Collard
Led all pitches. Used 1/2 ropes seconds followed on a rope each
with Arwel Roberts, Rob Collard
Singleton_Alex 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
jossjones 6 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2010 2nd
Hidden 31 May, 2010 2nd
Ben1983 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2010 AltLd
cas smerdon 2 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 1 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
wheelo 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with ann
with ann
Ann S 17 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
with John Wheeler
with John Wheeler
risby 4 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with risby
with risby
Hidden 3 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
augustus trout 3 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Dave Wylie
with Dave Wylie
Jonathan Hall 7 Mar, 2010 AltLd Lead 2nd pitch to top
Lead 2nd pitch to top
Hidden 6 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
howhard 6 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Started up the slab to the right of the crack.
Started up the slab to the right of the crack.
cooper leek 14 Feb, 2010 2nd O/S
with dave nw
with dave nw
Hidden 6 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
loz1234 ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
RM199 ??, 2010 -
soph ??, 2010 Lead
soph ??, 2010 Lead
justin burgoyne ??, 2010 Lead O/S
bob johnson 21 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S a quick dash up with the threat of rain - ideal for a slightly dodgey day
with Bram
a quick dash up with the threat of rain - ideal for a slightly dodgey day
with Bram
jonnyridleylogan ?Sep, 2009 - lovely.
lovely.
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 Lead
stevepotter 14 Jun, 2009 Lead
smolders 14 Jun, 2009 2nd
Hidden 7 Jun, 2009 AltLd dnf
Hidden 26 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
The Wild Scallion 26 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Very, very good fun, superb rock. Am suprised it's only given VD considering the exposure and thugish start.
with jwpil
Very, very good fun, superb rock. Am suprised it's only given VD considering the exposure and thugish start.
with jwpil
Hidden 25 May, 2009 Lead
Hidden 25 May, 2009 2nd
HannahH 24 May, 2009 2nd Multi-pitch
with Dad, Gary
Multi-pitch
with Dad, Gary
Hidden 2 May, 2009 2nd
Karlos 2 May, 2009 Lead O/S Tough start for a V. Diff. Lovely pocketed wall on P2.
with Anna, Rik
Tough start for a V. Diff. Lovely pocketed wall on P2.
with Anna, Rik
Big Steve C ?May, 2009 AltLd
with Sammi
with Sammi
Hidden 25 Apr, 2009 2nd
Adam1973 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
stewart murray 12 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Led p1
Led p1
Roger Cruse 4 Apr, 2009 AltLd rpt
with Kris
with Kris
George Ormerod 4 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with CJD
with CJD
Hidden 4 Apr, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 19 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 19 Mar, 2009 AltLd
Keith Jones 18 Mar, 2009 2nd
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd On our first attempt I did 1st pitch & alternated leads. On 2nd climb Phil did 1st pitch & alternated leads. lost route on 2nd pitch and finished off 3rd pitch to top. So windy on top I couldnt hear Phil but we knew enough for him to start climbing. Once climbing he had problem and needed to dowm climb but I couldnt hear him. Tricky situation all round but phil kept it together and sorted it out. Re-named alternative route africa rib jungle alternative.
On our first attempt I did 1st pitch & alternated leads. On 2nd climb Phil did 1st pitch & alternated leads. lost route on 2nd pitch and finished off 3rd pitch to top. So windy on top I couldnt hear Phil but we knew enough for him to start climbing. Once climbing he had problem and needed to dowm climb but I couldnt hear him. Tricky situation all round but phil kept it together and sorted it out. Re-named alternative route africa rib jungle alternative.
Neil Metcalfe101 1 Mar, 2009 AltLd After going off route on 1st attempt we decided to climb it again proper like. learnt from previous climb to route it right and to put extra pitch in near the top so we could here each other.
After going off route on 1st attempt we decided to climb it again proper like. learnt from previous climb to route it right and to put extra pitch in near the top so we could here each other.
Lenny ?Feb, 2009 - Year a guess - remembering it snowing part way up the second pitch.
with Allan & Neil
Year a guess - remembering it snowing part way up the second pitch.
with Allan & Neil
Hidden ??, 2009 -
MarkFoster ??, 2009 -
sarah87 1 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
with Matt Reynolds
with Matt Reynolds
snowblader 16 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Luke Sherratt
with Luke Sherratt
cpoad 22 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Clare F
with Clare F
SamStokes 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
FrJ 15 Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Tim Hunting
with Tim Hunting
samwisethebrave2 5 May, 2008 2nd
with Tim Evans
with Tim Evans
KeithW 19 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S In big boots. Cold & windy. Good route though.
with Corky
In big boots. Cold & windy. Good route though.
with Corky
neilmackie 18 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Ruth Smith 16 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
with nick smith
with nick smith
King Smudger 16 Mar, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bristow
with Mark Bristow
Neil Metcalfe101 9 Mar, 2008 2nd Declined offer of leading 2nd pitch only for Leon to take the brunt of the hail storm that lastest for the length of his climb.
with Allan Mac & Leon.
Declined offer of leading 2nd pitch only for Leon to take the brunt of the hail storm that lastest for the length of his climb.
with Allan Mac & Leon.
victim of mathematics 23 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Climbed in the rain in borrowed boots. Remarkably fun in spite of that though.
with Marq
Climbed in the rain in borrowed boots. Remarkably fun in spite of that though.
with Marq
Marq 23 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S second and third pitch after starting on Usher's Dilemma
second and third pitch after starting on Usher's Dilemma
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
AndrewJenkins ??, 2008 -
peter myers ??, 2008 2nd
with Angela Boyson
with Angela Boyson
Hidden 28 Oct, 2007 AltLd rpt
Hidden 21 Oct, 2007 Solo
emlynroberts 20 Oct, 2007 AltLd
with Alec Folley
with Alec Folley
MariaT 26 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
with jamesca, rig
with jamesca, rig
rig 26 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S James and I alt'd leads. Maria's first multipitch
with James C and Maria
James and I alt'd leads. Maria's first multipitch
with James C and Maria
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 15 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S Trying to find decent path upto climb was channgeling Stupidly walk past climbign looking for it, but i think its pretty easy to find.
with Bob
Trying to find decent path upto climb was channgeling Stupidly walk past climbign looking for it, but i think its pretty easy to find.
with Bob
Hidden 12 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 12 Aug, 2007 AltLd
with Rob Johnson
with Rob Johnson
Milne 10 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S stunning, great overhung start, brilliant pocket wall climbing, zero polish, quite possibly my most enjoyed climb to date anywhere. awesome!!
with BigToe
stunning, great overhung start, brilliant pocket wall climbing, zero polish, quite possibly my most enjoyed climb to date anywhere. awesome!!
with BigToe
BigToe 10 Aug, 2007 AltLd
with Milne
with Milne
sammoore ?May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Mark French
with Mark French
davidk ?May, 2007 2nd
with alisonk
with alisonk
alisonk ?May, 2007 Lead O/S
with davidk
with davidk
Hidden 29 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
fran04 ??, 2007 Lead
mikelaing ??, 2007 -
Tenko 15 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with Caroline Wilson
with Caroline Wilson
Hidden 13 Aug, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 13 Aug, 2006 AltLd
HeatherF 2 Aug, 2006 2nd
with Carwyn and Mark
with Carwyn and Mark
Hidden 25 Jun, 2006 AltLd
Hidden 28 May, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2006 2nd O/S
Rich A-Wilkes 18 Feb, 2006 AltLd O/S The well oiled machine plod on
with Carol Urmova
The well oiled machine plod on
with Carol Urmova
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Jenn 13 Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
TRNovice 13 Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Jenn
with Jenn
Hidden 21 Aug, 2004 Lead rpt
Hidden 14 Aug, 2004 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2004 Lead O/S
with Danny O'Neil
with Danny O'Neil
Martyn ?Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
with James Williams
with James Williams
Hidden ??, 2003 AltLd
caradoc 27 Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
with MikeW
with MikeW
taw ??, 2002 AltLd O/S Led 1st and 3rd pitch after seconding Inverted Staircase.
with Paul Blanks
Led 1st and 3rd pitch after seconding Inverted Staircase.
with Paul Blanks
Mark Wright 9 Sep, 2001 Lead
with Corin Hardcastle
with Corin Hardcastle
Hidden ??, 2001 2nd RP
Mark Wright ??, 2000 Lead
with Corin Hardcastle
with Corin Hardcastle
Ed Booth ??, 2000 Lead O/S
zero six ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 1999 AltLd
MartinN 15 May, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 1999 AltLd O/S
Mark Riley ??, 1999 Solo
Adam Booth ??, 1999 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 11 Oct, 1997 Lead O/S and John the Helmet
and John the Helmet
steve prior ?Jul, 1997 Lead
with Roz C
with Roz C
Hammy 30 Mar, 1997 Lead
with Penny Excel
with Penny Excel
Brian Rodgers ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Dave Oldacres
with Dave Oldacres
Hidden 29 Nov, 1996 2nd
Hidden 14 May, 1994 Lead
malc 16 Apr, 1994 AltLd
Ken lindsay ??, 1994 2nd O/S
Ian Robertson 21 Nov, 1993 Lead O/S It was bloody cold!
It was bloody cold!
goi.ashmore 16 Aug, 1993 -
timreynolds 7 Jul, 1993 Lead
with Pete Maskell
with Pete Maskell
Martin Bennett 23 May, 1992 -
with Simno
with Simno
Rog Wilko ?Oct, 1990 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13 May, 1990 2nd
Iain Thow 10 Dec, 1989 Lead Soloed 19/3/99
with Pram Singh
Soloed 19/3/99
with Pram Singh
OMSKB ?Jun, 1989 -
OMSKB ?Jun, 1989 Lead
sdht ??, 1989 -
Steve Webster 20 Feb, 1988 2nd
Adrian Daniels 20 Feb, 1988 Lead
Ali MacDonald 8 Oct, 1987 Lead O/S Joint Service Rock Climbing Instructors Course.
Joint Service Rock Climbing Instructors Course.
rogerskews 26 Apr, 1986 AltLd
with Martin Coward
with Martin Coward
Hidden 17 Sep, 1984 Lead
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead O/S
Bob M ?Oct, 1983 -
with Robert Read
with Robert Read
nigehughes ?Sep, 1983 AltLd
with Al McGregor
with Al McGregor
Hidden 31 May, 1981 Solo
Rob Davies 16 Sep, 1976 AltLd
with John Lumley
with John Lumley
Bolt Phobia 27 Feb, 1976 Solo
Dave Toseland ??, 1976 2nd
with Jeff
with Jeff
Mike Owen ?Sep, 1975 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
kjacks 4 Apr, 1972 - Ridiculous start for V Diff.
with Ken Lax
Ridiculous start for V Diff.
with Ken Lax
mikej 20 Apr, 1971 Solo Descent
with Wil Hurford
Descent
with Wil Hurford
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