Rockfax Description
The narrow slab has a couple of nice moves. No side-runners at this grade, or award yourself an HVS if you are tempted. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The face in between Ash Tree Crack and Bilberry Crack. The grade assumes side runners are not used, and is somewhat generous

lcullum7 05/Nov/17 TR RP
Jwatson 02/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Holly Mckenzie-Barnes 15/Oct/17 2nd
rtdennison 15/Oct/17 Lead

Classic grit slab, careful padding up very little protection! Very pleased as it's been over month since doing some harder trad routes

Guy Harris 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Munch 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S

First E2

with Rob892
Rob892 14/Oct/17 2nd

Used the arête up the hard slab bit

with Munch
harry.morrish 28/Sep/17 Lead β

Side runner - E1

with Joe Tidswell
charley 24/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Tom Redwood 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

First E tick, good chance of decking from the crux, definitely would one move later, elation at the jug a move after that... nearly forgot to put more gear in for the easier but still slip-able top slab! Don't think I've ever had such a high on top of a route, but I don't think I've been so scared on a route either before pulling myself together.

with Zac
Zac Louth 13/Aug/17 2nd β
keitht 31/Jul/17 Solo

Easiest E2 in the world. Barely HVS.

James Oakes 14/Jul/17 Lead O/S
harry.morrish 09/Jul/17 Lead dnf

legs were shaking like mad, didn't trust new shoes

tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
Eva.annice 14/Jun/17 TR O/S
The Screaming Finn 14/Jun/17 Lead RP

Flashed it on top rope and it felt really nice. Decided to give it a lead once I'd convinced myself the runout would be fine.

tyho 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Chris ringrose
Remyveness 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Emma Newman
george327 14/May/17 TR
with Eleni Karinou
MSchobitz 30/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Sam McCarthy 26/Apr/17 Lead O/S
rpinto 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
royle883 01/Apr/17 Lead RP

Had a go on a top rope before going for the lead, no side runners - scary but nice slab moves

NickNixon 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Burke
WeeLee 27/Nov/16 Lead rpt
steveg 27/Nov/16 2nd dog
with James Boston, Sabrina, Wioletta, Rob Prowse
evans859 15/Oct/16 Lead RP

Practiced moves on top rope first, then went for the lead! Moves aren't very hard, but definite risk of ground fall from the crux :P

with Araceli Guillamon Reverte
Felix la shat 05/Oct/16 Lead
Andrew Abraham 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Paul Deane
Mr Spoons 31/Jul/16 TR
with Poz
Stoff 19/Jul/16 TR dnf
with Mark L, gpcomps
gpcomps 19/Jul/16 TR RP

Ok on a top rope but not quite ready for the possible ground fall on a lead

Mark Loveday 19/Jul/16 TR O/S
pdamann 18/Jul/16 TR


Ffej 15/May/16 TR β
with Brigid Stoney
AlexBclimbing 15/May/16 TR O/S
Teappleby 12/Apr/16 Solo
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 31/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Neal Jobling 13/Mar/16 TR
with Thomas
Hidden 28/Dec/15 2nd
ianstevens 28/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Holly Addis
Hidden 31/Oct/15 Lead dog
will_benfold 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Milton, Aileen
Hidden 31/Oct/15 2nd
James rogers86 26/Oct/15 Lead O/S
harry_lewis 12/Oct/15 Solo O/S
rushy11111918 10/Oct/15 TR
Gavdee1 22/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Reece Robinson
reece.robinson 22/Aug/15 2nd dog
kez1 ?/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with rob rendle
Hannes B 23/Jul/15 Solo O/S
oodie72 27/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Ingo Boegeman
kermit_uk 21/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Phil Parkin, Michelle_250
Michelle_250 21/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Phil, kermit_uk
BRoe 22/May/15 2nd O/S
with Will Lord, Millard
Hidden 09/May/15 TR O/S
Hidden 09/May/15 2nd
pete1993 20/Apr/15 Solo O/S

oops, didn't mean to do this, a mis-communication of where routes went, horrifically eliminate though

with David
Albachoss 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Side runner ftw

Nick1812P 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
ArranLaird 25/Oct/14 TR

Come back one day

with Ash, Heather ozo, Will lord, Rhys whitehouse
TheKing ?/Oct/14 2nd

Tom lead this but seemed quite easy with some trust in friction.

ashleab ?/Oct/14 TR O/S
zzee83 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29/Aug/14 Lead O/S

5a if you're not short.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Roisin 29/Aug/14 Lead β
with theomoore
dobby 200 28/Aug/14 TR O/S
joedoherty 28/Aug/14 TR O/S
jack01 26/Aug/14 Lead β
with lan
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 04/Jul/14 Lead RP

Looked at it on solo a couple of times. Used side runners but not really necessary.

with Dr Julie
Jam_sandwich 20/Jun/14 2nd rpt
HVSJames 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jam
Jam_sandwich 31/May/14 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 31/May/14 2nd O/S

Moves no harder than ash tree variations, with no risk of a ground fall until you're past the crux. E1 5b?

jshields 26/May/14 Lead


with Roman Jivkov
alooker 21/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Serena
Serena Lambre 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with alooker
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt
alan.phobos 30/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Dan T
btalbot 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hannahmmt 12/Mar/14 TR
Oliver Branagan 12/Mar/14 TR O/S

Losing the ethics or ego or whatever it is with grit and trad.. Slung a rope on to see what grit 5c felt like again. Cool moves.

with Poz, Hannah T, Liam D
Matthew Ferrier 19/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 19/Feb/14 Lead
with Sarah
Calum Wadsworth 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S

couple of nice but sketchy moves.

with Anna D
amccann 19/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead RP
liam.ashton 05/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/13 TR
dr_botnik 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with deacon
deacondeacon 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S

In the rain, although the rock wasn't too wet. No side runners.

josephxtian 25/Jul/13 TR
Andy Clarke 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Done without side runners for a more elegant repeat. Crux moves are protected by solid gear in the break, but you wouldn't want to blow the top of the slab.

with Alex
mattscott 04/Jun/13 TR dog
with mark eastman, james walker
P Rogers 02/Jun/13 TR

as part of the Crag Rats day out so top roped but clean, would be scary on point.

alooker ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Side runner

with Serena
Andy Clarke 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Used a side runner on left, so E1 at most. Line I took felt like 5b (as in the BMC guide, which calls the route Bilberry Pie).

with Ralph
matt.stevenson ?/May/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 20/Feb/13 Solo rpt
tpbeckley ??/2013 Lead RP
mwatson 13/Nov/12 Solo O/S

still easy

WillDoyle 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mrginna 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Ann-Marie
angie 05/Aug/12 TR
victim of mathematics 21/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Did the first hard move off the ledge, then succumbed to the lure of a jam in Bilberry Crack in the face of another hard move with a nasty fall in prospect. Poor moral fortitude.

with Ben Stocks
AnnMarie3 03/Jul/12 2nd

one fall

nmwr 21/May/12 TR dog
with George Taylor
maxkellock 14/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jac Palmer
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
garry smith 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Tombauer 15/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 15/Mar/12 TR O/S
maffujones 20/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Grange
pie_eater_pete 07/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
jumpingjimminy 03/Feb/12 TR β
with Ellie
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
sid_himself ??/2012 -
Harry Holmes 27/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Wilson
stefie c 26/Oct/11 2nd
mattorford 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S

awesome couple of moves

Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
SamuelHarris 10/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Couldn't bring myself to commit to the top crux on the slab, on my list for the future.

Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
surfer38 24/Jul/11 2nd β

Seconded after Guy lead it, having first top roped it. Very good run out section on the slab. Probably worth a star, will try to lead next time.

ben_250 23/May/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 23/May/11 Lead
Carter 30/Apr/11 TR O/S
andrusht84 25/Apr/11 TR
with gary binns
Rob Laird 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Started leading, but couldn't commit to the move left on the face. Protected with a high runner and climbed it clean. Next time!

iamstebarker 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
ParkFace 13/Mar/11 TR RP
jfane ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -

Very easy for E2 and pretty safe really.

nathanlee 18/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Solo O/S
jchenoweth 06/Nov/10 Lead RP
with Paul
Tom87 06/Nov/10 TR O/S
joe.91 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

No side runners used, very nice balancy rock over moves!

Chi Cheng 24/Oct/10 2nd
shafiq lalloo 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Nice Run-out! :D :D :D - pinching on one or two pebbles, I am short so felt 5b, No side runners!

with tomentalist, saul
Hidden 02/Sep/10 TR
marcfoggo ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Megan Alexander
Guy Atkinson 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Ben Silvestre, Ben Dorey
j4star 10/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
FlorianCastagne ?/Aug/10 Solo O/S
David Kay ?/Aug/10 TR
with Charles Kirsfelds
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead β
aldred 21/Jun/10 Lead dog
pboniface 21/Jun/10 2nd dog
Alan James - UKC and UKH 04/Jun/10 TR
amstel 04/Jun/10 TR
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd dog
Kyle Rance 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Louise Grimster
mattgrange 18/May/10 2nd

With siderunners in both cracks...reduces grade a bit probably. Nice slab moves though.

1time! 18/May/10 Lead RP
heist182 18/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mat Grange
Hidden 09/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 TR O/S
Goody 09/Apr/10 TR rpt
with Suzie Hughes
Rhythm24 03/Apr/10 2nd dnf
torin_123 ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S
garywong 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Mark Shale 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Gary
Hidden 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
John Lewis 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Michael
Goody 28/Oct/09 TR O/S
with Petra Guy, Suzie Hughes
Hidden 22/Oct/09 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 TR O/S
Irn Bruce 23/Aug/09 TR
with Ian Jenkins
natzim 23/Aug/09 TR O/S

Are side runners ethical? without them, only bit of pro pn horizontal break before the crux. more delicate climbing for the short

with David Morgan
Hidden 23/Aug/09 TR
LoopyLou 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Big fall potential, but not a decker. Relatively easy to read sequence of goodish pockets (requires good friction conditions).

with Helen Lear / Pinnacle meet
Lisaaa 21/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike Watson
Skell ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jules
jumpingjimminy 11/Jul/09 TR dog
with Ellie
Hidden 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
Reaver2k 10/May/09 2nd O/S

Pretty easy but pretty bold I think with the crux moves quite high above gear and potential for decking!

thomasadixon 10/May/09 Lead O/S

Never E2 or 5c. Fun though.

with Alan
markhilton 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
aldred 11/Apr/09 Solo dnf

Slipped on the 2nd part, need to lead it.

Andrew1 04/Apr/09 Lead
with Ros
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead RP
gnc760 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James Kay
Hidden 28/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
jsrous ??/2009 Lead
with Oli Burrows
Hidden 19/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Mutl3y 30/Aug/08 2nd
with madmats
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
PeteH 30/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Used a side runner but without using holds on other climbs... So probably..umm... E1 5c?

Hidden 17/Jun/08 Solo O/S
danoflynn 08/Jun/08 2nd β
Harry Thorpe 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Kieran
dread-i 02/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead rpt
scottski 13/May/08 Lead RP
with A.Cooley
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 07/May/08 Lead β
with Stephen Jones
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead β
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead β
Joe Dove 19/Apr/08 2nd
with kev
Mr Powly 05/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Side runners, HVS 5b?

rossbeesley ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Richard Armour
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 10/Feb/08 Lead

Nearly went for the solo, but returned for a rope and a side-runner. Unethical, but neccisary.

SGD ??/2008 Lead O/S

Cam in the low break, straight up the middle of the slab, Had a wobble and down climbed to the break then committed - you will deck from the last moves

with Carol Umarova
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Lead

On a sweaty summer day. Bailed into a crack at the side before downclimbing and doing it properly. Felt bold.

gillybon ??/2008 -
penrithblencathra 03/Nov/07 2nd
with Joe
chiverstom 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Ivo
The Boy Riley ?/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
gregarding ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ashley Hutton
Somerset swede basher 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Elspeth Yates
Monk 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S

The moves aren't too bad for 5c (maybe only 5b), but the gear is terrible unless you use side runners, in which case it isn't E2. What do other people think? The top slab does have some very nice moves on it though.

with RUMC
porress 04/May/07 TR dnf


with michelle
tallsop 16/Apr/07 TR
with Sam T
Chris the Tall 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Possibly more like E1 5b

hamish2016 11/Mar/07 Lead dnf
with weilin
Mr Tickle ??/2007 Lead O/S
tallsop 27/Nov/06 TR
Hidden 15/Oct/06 TR O/S
Mutl3y ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Fletch
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 13/Apr/03 2nd O/S
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