Rockfax Description
A hard classic with a stopper start. Climb up polished flake-cracks to meet the leftward trending diagonal crack. Finish pleasantly up this. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Allan Austin Classics.

climbwhenready 23/Sep 2nd dog
with Dan J
erkershaw 13/Aug Lead O/S
Will Hunt 13/Aug 2nd O/S
Jonathan Richardson 13/Aug 2nd O/S
Hanky 18/Jul -
with KMClub
codan 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Elaine, Dan, Jemma
emc110502 09/Jul 2nd O/S

Nice, steep.

Hidden 09/Jul Lead O/S
benclimbing 09/Jul 2nd O/S
Dave Latimer 09/Jul Lead O/S
judith neaves 02/Jul 2nd
samrad 02/Jul Solo O/S
WillDoyle 20/Jun Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 18/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun Solo O/S
noshjewbold 04/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May 2nd β
Climbster 28/May Lead O/S
with Vick
Unknownbiker 29/Apr Lead
Vikki Bassek 29/Apr 2nd
George_Surf 26/Apr Lead O/S

another hard (slightly bold) start and easier above

Pinguville 18/Apr 2nd O/S

stopper start indeed , took me ages to figure out , alright after that , nice climbing

with George
beds74 15/Apr -
with Mandy Bromelow, Kai Bromelow, Karl Bromelow, Craig Hartley
Alex 74 08/Apr 2nd O/S
with Alan M
Hidden 08/Apr 2nd
hotfeet 08/Apr -
Hidden ?/Apr -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
Dexter JW 24/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 24/Nov/16 Lead
with Dexter
Rob McGurk 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Another fantastic classic.

with Alice
AliceJS 22/Oct/16 2nd
with Rob
john lynch 10/Sep/16 Lead
with Richard Armour, mum, Bethan D, rosie, mike lynch
timmsy 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S
markalmack 26/Jun/16 Solo O/S
WB 26/Jun/16 Solo
Charlie Zephyr Booth 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
Caiti 19/Jun/16 2nd
with lloyd
lloydrees91 19/Jun/16 Lead
with Caiti
kyaizawa 22/May/16 Lead O/S
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/16 2nd dog
Scott Quinn 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
ned_85 29/Dec/15 Lead
with Scott Marc Berry
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
K Mckay 03/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Crazy Rob, K Farrell
petern 19/Sep/15 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Ana Broad 30/Aug/15 TR
with Emma
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd
SenzuBean 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Got a good bit in before the hard pull, then pulled with might to get atop the flake - rested up and finished easily. A one move wonder - but if you stuff up that one move you'd be in trouble! :)

with Barry
BarrySW19 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Very tough move at the start. Had to go up and down a couple of times to work it out.

with Jon
Roget 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with robin, jim
Roget 01/Aug/15 Solo rpt
with robin, jim
Robin Nichols 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roger
Wizzy 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Easy after the start. 5b?

Phil Mercer 25/May/15 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 25/May/15 Lead O/S
James_Kendal 21/Apr/15 2nd
with Gavin
gav 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Made a mess of this. Twice placed gear that wobbled but I couldn't easily extract, filing placements with useless(?) metal. This meant once committed I was over-gripped and in the wrong frame of mind. Pulled through it anyway. Second half is easy. Probably easier for the tall.

GPN 21/Apr/15 Lead
with Jeb, Annette
embob 18/Apr/15 Lead

Slightly pumpy putting gear in after getting established on the flakes. Need to learn to relax on poor feet. Super route, start not as hard as I'd anticipated.

with Alex
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
tobyk 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Ramblin dave 21/Mar/15 2nd
with Paul B
Paul Baxter 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
AnitaClimb 15/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Matt Amos 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
jedster1111 15/Mar/15 Lead
paulwaterhouse 12/Mar/15 Lead
with Ben Westwood
Danny Crump 10/Mar/15 Lead
with Anita
AnitaClimb 10/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Danny
Ray Sparks 23/Aug/14 2nd
with paul
beds74 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Ray Sparks
25mac06 09/Jul/14 TR
Gabe Oliver 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jcasey2436 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
yorkshiresherpa 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 TR O/S
judith neaves 06/Jun/14 2nd
Shaw Brown 06/Jun/14 Lead
FarmerFred 19/May/14 TR O/S

A lovely climb. So good, I abseiled down and repeated it. Will lead it next time

with Andy Haigh, Josh
Unkn0wn 19/May/14 TR
with Dave
Hidden 14/May/14 2nd rpt
DaveThexton 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Fiona Thexton
joeflan 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
judith neaves ??/2014 2nd
Ben Watts 24/Oct/13 TR O/S

Climbed during RLT course

with Jim Longhorn
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Oct/13 2nd
freemanTom 14/Sep/13 2nd
with Jason Wood
stev1e.wilso 04/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Sam
Unknownbiker 04/Aug/13 Lead
kato'sdad 01/Jul/13 Lead
with gareth seabourne, Jon Lewis
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Saintly 01/Jun/13 -
with Em, stimpey
eldre070 03/May/13 2nd dog

Incredibly polished foot holds to get over initial bulge. Easy after that struggle.

with Tim faudemer
timf 03/May/13 Lead
Bob M 02/May/13 2nd

Very tough and poorly protected start. Given severe in the 1970s guide we were using, but more like solid HVS.

AmyA 13/Oct/12 2nd
BGoodman 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/12 2nd
Chris1234H 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S
shaunymac123 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
jules1990 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Calum Wadsworth 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh Wadsworth
markfairbank 15/Jul/12 Lead RP
with Mick D
farmerwad 15/Jul/12 TR dog
with S.O.C.
8fsheeh 15/Jul/12 TR
mcglenr25 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S

SPA Assessment

with Emily Bridger
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd O/S
joeflan 28/May/12 Lead O/S
stratandrew 12/May/12 2nd
with Colin Maddison
Paul Tanner 12/May/12 2nd O/S

Arran Led like a dog!!!

Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
arrang ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
egg-man 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Peter Loftus, Paul Randell
gw3285 03/Jul/11 Lead
augustus trout 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
andy gittins ?/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 11/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Slaney 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Didn't cause me any hassle this time - very nice climbing all the way

munki1971 23/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd dog
gcandlin 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

really quality route, the crux is low down getting over the bulge.

with Hussien
Hidden ??/2011 -
FrankEd ??/2011 -
Nigel Bond 12/Oct/10 2nd
with Dave Dewhurst, Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
design crisis 10/Oct/10 Lead
with Tom W
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead
rockrat 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
rockrat 30/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
joe_lancs 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Daniels735 24/Jul/10 Lead dog

Very hard start. Polished and hard. 1 short fall onto very good protection.

with Chris Waters
mikecollins 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Purple Roni 01/May/10 2nd
with Ian B
Hidden 01/May/10 2nd
flatnose ??/2010 -
Cragbob ??/2010 2nd
Ally Smith 17/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
petegunn 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Davina
ollyroberts 27/Jun/09 2nd
with Jack
Jack00 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Olly and Joe
tomB 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Andrew1 12/Oct/08 Solo
Hammy 12/Jun/08 TR
with Gareth Walker
Tom Phillips 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Booey 27/Jan/08 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Steve Perry ?/Jul/07 2nd
with The Bilks
Hidden 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 28/Apr/07 Solo
northernneil ??/2007 -
lithos 23/Sep/06 Lead

doesn't go up the crack at all, pull up onto the flake (crux) then straight up !

with dave epstein
Brown 15/Sep/06 Solo O/S
MeMeMe 06/Aug/06 2nd
with Andy
debbien1 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Robin
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Karl
Kev Webster 07/Mar/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/05 TR
Dave Westby 10/Aug/05 2nd
with Tony Hulme
Hidden 03/May/05 Lead
Joez ?/May/05 TR O/S
MazElden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/03 TR
malc 05/Oct/03 Lead O/S
shoulders 12/Jul/03 Lead

Spa training

Rog Wilko ?/Apr/02 2nd

Despite being upgraded from HS this is still top end of the grade. Not a route for the faint-hearted!

Shaw Brown 02/Dec/01 Lead
with simon blythe
Hidden 28/Aug/99 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/99 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/97 2nd
tapley 30/Aug/97 2nd
with Simon Tapley
nickdonohue 24/May/97 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/97 Lead
Hidden 22/Jun/96 Lead
Tim Bateman 22/Jul/95 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/95 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Mar/95 Lead
with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Hidden 10/Oct/94 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 06/May/94 TR
with Rob Ivens
Hidden 02/May/94 Lead rpt
leathers 27/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with Linda Mcleish
Mick King 24/May/93 2nd
with Steve Lavender, Steve Hill
Dave Musgrove 24/May/92 Lead O/S
with Rupert Wyard
Hidden 16/May/92 2nd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 15/Sep/91 Lead rpt
with Sandra
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 14/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
Mick King 01/Dec/90 Lead
with Pete Hankinson
Rich Kirby 14/Oct/90 2nd
with Derek Miller
Steve Crowe 22/Jul/90 Solo O/S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead O/S
with anthony
jfletcher 10/May/89 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/89 2nd
jlury ??/1989 -
Moses 04/Apr/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/86 2nd O/S
Andy Say 08/Jul/86 Lead
Pete Pozman 14/Jun/86 Lead O/S

Hard Severe 4C when I did it.

with John Byrne
Hammy 10/Apr/86 Solo
Hammy 25/Oct/81 Solo
Hidden 26/Jul/81 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson ??/1977 Solo β
Hidden 07/Mar/76 2nd
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
with Unsure
Seymore Butt ??/1970 -
Martin Bennett 07/Jul/66 -
with CJE
Martin Bennett 26/Jun/65 -
with SGW
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