Rockfax Description
18m. Good friction climbing. Start up the shrubby groove then shuffle out right to the centre of the hanging slab. Head up this with the final section proving quite testing on rubber and nerve. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A great intoduction to the E grades. Climb easily onto the the slab via a friendly pocket and then place multiple gear in the break. Followed by a run out till the top, the second-to-last move being tricky.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Hidden 08/Oct TR
noah 09/Jul Lead O/S

Excellent, delicate balancing/smearing including lots of tiny pebbles to pinch.

with P Swire, HB
Hidden 26/Jun 2nd
WillDoyle 22/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May 2nd
paulh.0776 02/May 2nd

hmc Ian

Paul Figg 29/Apr Lead
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Ben1983 23/Apr Lead β

On Andy's gear.

Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
NickJH 05/Apr -
David Chase 19/Feb 2nd
with Max McQuillan
Mike Hewitt 22/Jan Lead O/S

With a stinking hangover in an attempt to salvage something from the trainwreck of a day (excellent soul band playing at the Foresters Arms in Grassington the night before). Confidence in footwork essential.

Hidden 22/Jan 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 11/Dec/16 2nd O/S
with Jenny
JendeHoxar 11/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Dec/16 2nd rpt
Anti-faff 02/Dec/16 Lead

So chuffed to lead this in nice style although Nick reckoned I 'ruined it with a hex'. Bit harsh. Quality route, didn't think any of it was more than 5a. Just keep a cool head and it's a joy.

with Roger, Nick
Will Hunt 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Scarier than I thought it would be. Wouldn't argue with E2 5b.

Mr. K 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
James Oswald 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Also bold - good climbing though on the massive pebbles!

robolomassi 03/Oct/16 Lead O/S

another good climb. the pebbles are solid. traverse low.

with Rowan
sheelba 29/Aug/16 TR
with Naomi
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Lead
Becks87 30/Apr/16 TR O/S

Nice climb. Delicate but the pebbles are huge. No problem on toprope but the traverse and the run out would be pretty scary on lead!!

atom 30/Apr/16 TR O/S

Really enjoyed this, biggest pebbles I've ever seen on grit. Would like to lead this next time I'm there. Awesome slab!

lloydrees91 27/Apr/16 Lead

great route!!

Mike Todd 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Bold as brass but easy climbing - man up and commit.

with Jim Simpson
Hidden 19/Apr/16 2nd
pastep 17/Apr/16 Lead
PaulHermes 17/Apr/16 2nd
with pastep
mikestr555 10/Apr/16 Lead

used all of slab

Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
net 25/Mar/16 -
with George
GPN 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Annette
Wayne S 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Dale
D Berry 22/Nov/15 2nd β
with Wayne S
D.botts87 03/Nov/15 2nd
with John freestone
jimbonfire 31/Oct/15 Lead
with TT
Sophie Nunn 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Ian L, Andy J
pauldrew 25/Oct/15 Lead
with Kevin Sales
andy jennings 25/Oct/15 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
David_Gledson 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Alan
Simonpeel 08/Oct/15 -
Andy Hudson 03/Oct/15 TR
Andy Hudson 03/Oct/15 2nd
John Brayshaw 03/Oct/15 TR rpt
John Brayshaw 03/Oct/15 Lead RP
Gabe Oliver 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Great. Looks so blank from below but it's super easy once you're on it

John Brayshaw 09/Sep/15 TR rpt
with Gareth
mike8331 24/Aug/15 Lead
robman 04/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Mike Todd 09/Jun/15 TR O/S
with Harrogate MC
Scooter Young 07/Jun/15 Lead
RKirke 30/May/15 2nd O/S
Stroppy 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Quite exciting but the climbing is nice and steady, especially if you are happy to stand on a few pebbles

Hidden 25/May/15 2nd
Climbster 23/May/15 2nd rpt
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Nice I fecking love slabs me!

with Matt
spragglerocks 16/May/15 Lead β
with Alex S
Graeme Hammond 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S

very nice 2**

scottcoates ?/Apr/15 Lead β
funkyvin1 20/Mar/15 TR O/S
BoobyBaby 20/Mar/15 TR
adz_c 20/Mar/15 TR O/S

Laughed when I realised the pebble pimples were the holds but got on with it and made it up clean although on TR.

Maddie 17/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Chuffed with this! Terrifying but once you commit to the move above the break there's no going back really. Just hope the pebbles stay put!

with Steve
bwestwood 10/Feb/15 Lead
mike8331 ??/2015 Lead
Sam Procter ??/2015 -
andy mcc 09/Dec/14 Lead
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd
pie_eater_pete ?/Nov/14 Lead
bencole ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
Lloyders 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Paddy
OllieF 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Bold up top! I wouldn't recommend as a first E1, mainly because of the top runout, you don't want the shakes up there!

Hidden 10/Sep/14 TR
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Rob Davies 01/Jun/14 TR

Hard move R on to slab, though this would be close to runner

Hidden 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
robman 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jessericson 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S


Matt Cooke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Climbster 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Vick
Dave Turnbull 25/Dec/13 2nd
JamesTurnbull97 25/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Exposed, frightening, profanity

andy gittins 06/Oct/13 2nd

delightful pebble pulling and smears

with Dave Scott-Maxwell
Jono_LS16 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dan McKinlay
Danny Crump 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tony wood 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Martin Bagshaw
Hidden 13/Aug/13 TR
Hidden 13/Aug/13 2nd
rob.grafton 13/Aug/13 AltLd
with Martin Smith
Andrew Wilson 09/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Andrew Wilson 09/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
kitkat78 19/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Ali W, Jenny M
Jenni Myers 19/Jun/13 TR O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 08/Jun/13 TR O/S
charley 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great route, don't think I've seen pebbles that big before. Was half expecting one of them to pop out. The step across at the bottom feels more exposed then it should although straight-forward when you make the move. Built a bomb shelter in the break then lovely, bold, run out pebble pulling to the top.

with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Excellent lead by Charley. No real difficult moves but very committing, very bold and without a rope I don't think I'd have been quite so keen to step up and pull up on the abundant pebbles. Excellent climb.

Nigel Bond 30/May/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
SteveM 27/May/13 Lead
with Tobs, Kat
kitkat78 27/May/13 2nd
with SteveM
RM199 25/May/13 Lead O/S
tsjx 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Simonpeel 12/Apr/13 TR O/S
stev1e.wilso 03/Mar/13 TR O/S
with Simon
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 11/Nov/12 2nd
climbingpixie 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Really nice, shame it doesn't go on for longer. Found the moves up the bottom slab the hardest and scariest - possibly a reach thing to get to the pocket?

with Hazel
Andrew82Leeds 06/Oct/12 TR dog
wrapped in bacon 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great route. Have faith in your pro and just pad up the there! I really don't think you'd deck (as suggested) - new belayer required if you did!

with Daryl
John Brayshaw 08/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Gareth
Nickster 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S
al jackson ?/Jun/12 2nd
AnnekaW 13/May/12 2nd
with Woody
ebf 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 12/May/12 2nd
with Pickles
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead rpt
mzchambers 07/May/12 Lead O/S
with Al ~York
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd dog
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Gerry_Doncaster 01/Apr/12 2nd

Brilliant. Just my kind of climb. Pebble pulling heaven.

mattwilk 25/Mar/12 TR O/S

Awesome route, loved every minute. Definitely want to lead someday but will require much bigger balls as deck potential for much of climb.

with Jamie
Ram MkiV 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with dad & zak, stead
Jim Brownlow 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
JamesP ??/2012 Lead O/S
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead O/S
with PaulHermes
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
dazwan 23/Oct/11 2nd

Just as horrific as 1st time I did it.

akhughes 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
mataius ?/Oct/11 TR β
David Wynne 24/Sep/11 2nd
Ewan Russell 09/Sep/11 Lead

think ive seconded it before.

with Alec
APRS 09/Sep/11 2nd
iainpowell ?/Sep/11 Lead
adi bryant 22/Aug/11 Lead

Fell off trying the direct version but this is great in its own right.

with Miri
Paul Figg 30/Jul/11 -
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 17/Jul/11 2nd
Legionreturns 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Stunning and scary as heck! Run out goes on forever!

with rob, josh
Hidden 04/Jul/11 2nd
fast eddie ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Run out but confidence in your footwork seemed to help.

MeMeMe 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Amy, Woody
Adam1973 21/May/11 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 21/May/11 2nd
with Adam
ebf 15/May/11 Lead O/S
with Paul Stephenson, Woody
Hidden 12/May/11 2nd O/S
pastep 08/May/11 Lead

Coming back from finger injury.

with Woody
peteJ23 30/Apr/11 TR O/S
design crisis 17/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
Andrew Wilson 29/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Chris Vernon
Lunar25 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice and balancy, pebbles where some of the biggest Ive ever seen. Wonderful climbing, Bold at the top but not ground fall potential.

with Titi
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Mitch1990 24/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
pratty25 11/Dec/10 -
Adam Coles 28/Nov/10 Lead
Adam1973 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 07/Nov/10 2nd
with Adam
PaulHermes 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Paul VCCC
pastep 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Tibor
dazwan 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Tibor
Diggler 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Calder
Calder 02/Oct/10 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/10 TR
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
mike bridges 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Bold top slab,some tricky moves. Good lead by Rob

Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd rpt
roberto18 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
joshen 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
alisonk 14/Aug/10 2nd
with Adrian
rgd1977 29/Jul/10 TR O/S
ollyroberts 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Seconded few years ago

Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
petegunn 01/Jul/10 Lead
with Davina
Jack00 16/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Olly
OriginalGeckoboy ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

farkinell... i put a sling from the tree near the top thinking that if i did need it i could clip it and relax... got to the shallow scoop cruxy section and realised that if i had triad to reach i would have fallen... climbed out of the top to relief and a sense of acheivmvnt.. my first extreme since the kids were born!

Mr Sparkle 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Harry Middleton
al99 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Pretty bold for E1! If you fell off the top it would be pretty messy. Nice climbing though.

martinazando 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 18/May/10 TR
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
DanH9883 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Used side runners on left don't think I'd say its a goog intro to E1 as you'd be in a right tangle if you spilled from the the top.

cobweb 23/Apr/10 Lead
with martyn hopson
John Brayshaw 23/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Dan
pastep 11/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Hannah
Andrew Wilson 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jlury 27/Mar/10 2nd
with Adam
Adam1973 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Adam1973 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Dave Warburton 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ewan
Ewan Russell 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 2nd
Chad123 06/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Just enough holds in the groove to keep things sensible. Nice climb if you trust your feet!

with Emily
jkarran 23/Aug/09 Lead

Trending rightwards up the top slab on the most obvious line to meet the arete at the very top, maybe my blinkers weren't on tight enough. Lower slab was the psychological and physical crux.

with Pete
petellis 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Possibly a little right of the offical line, helluva runout. Toughest moves seemed to be traversing across the lip.

markalmack 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd β
pastep 02/Aug/09 2nd
with ebf
ebf 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Bold E1; go very slightly right from the mid-way break until the obvious "pocket" and then step left into the groove to the top; seems to be the easiest option!

timbo58 05/May/09 TR
Bennykr 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
reinschgm 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ben
mattcyp88 21/Mar/09 Lead
with Dad
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Oct/08 Lead
Peter Smith 21/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Mick Leather
liamoloughlin 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 TR
betamonkey 14/Jun/08 Lead β
with Jonny Baker
Jack00 11/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with JoeL 90
joe larner 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 04/Jun/08 2nd
with Adam
Dave Lacey 13/May/08 2nd rpt
jak.kelly 13/May/08 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 20/Apr/08 2nd
with Jason
IanJackson 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Nice route, faith in pebbles!

with Big Ian
abercolin 23/Mar/08 TR
hayleylouise 23/Mar/08 2nd
ewen 10/Feb/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Scott Anderson ??/2008 -
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Lead rpt
PaulHermes 07/Oct/07 2nd
with VCC
ndb ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
pdisney 11/Sep/07 2nd

Very nice balancy friction climbing. First try at this grade.

with Alastair
Hidden 30/Aug/07 2nd
Jack00 25/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
debbien1 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Robin
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Mattyk 29/May/07 Lead
with Ali K
adamwesthead 22/May/07 TR O/S
with JBA
Rob1988 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Luke Porter
design crisis 21/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Ness
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Iggy_B 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
vertical worm ??/2007 Lead O/S
alexyoung 10/Dec/06 2nd O/S

Didn't quite trust my feet on the traverse but found another way up.

Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with val p
Brown 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Jessika
spoony84 ?/Feb/06 Lead β
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Sue Austin
reg_measures 17/Dec/05 2nd O/S
with Paul
aaronthehippy ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Jasmine
jacque 20/Jul/05 2nd


with with The Gritstone Club
Trobbo 07/Jul/05 2nd
with nick
Hidden 08/Apr/05 Lead O/S
leighjepson ?/Apr/05 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Andy Clarke 24/Oct/04 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this. Found I'd become so engrossed I was happily humming to myself when I arrived at the top.

with Dale, Ralph
chrishedgehog 31/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
chrishedgehog ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/03 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 04/Oct/02 Lead rpt
with Chris
John Brayshaw 22/Sep/02 2nd rpt
with Andy Blakely
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Mark Davies PK ?/Mar/02 Lead
with Fiend
Hidden 07/Oct/01 TR O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/Jan/01 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/2001 Lead
Martin Bennett 12/May/00 -
with MT
Hammy 16/Apr/00 TR
Hidden 19/Feb/00 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/Sep/99 TR O/S
lost.arrow 03/Oct/98 Lead
rob.grafton 02/May/95 -
with Bruce
alan moore ??/1995 Solo

Some of those pebbles are more out than in...

Neil R 17/Jul/94 2nd
with Mark
rob.grafton 03/May/94 Lead
with Bruce
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
Mick King 23/Sep/92 Solo
rob.grafton 20/Sep/92 Lead
with Bruce
Dave Musgrove 18/Jul/92 Lead
with Graham Exley
Mick King 14/Dec/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Graham Kennedy 21/Oct/91 TR
with Graeme Hill
Martin Bennett 21/Jul/91 TR
with RA
rob.grafton 21/May/91 Lead
with Bruce
Tom V 30/Jun/90 Lead
with Glenn Watson
uphillnow 29/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with john page
Rich Kirby 01/May/90 Lead
with John Evans
Andy Say 18/Sep/89 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 15/May/87 TR O/S
with Andy Farley
Hidden 19/Oct/85 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1979 AltLd O/S
Dave Musgrove 05/Nov/78 -
Seymore Butt ??/1965 -
with Jack, Keith Roberts
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