Rockfax Description
16m. Start up Absent Friend (originally an easier start from the right was used) but traverse the upper break to the arete (thread). Climb it on the left then on the right to a break, runners and then easier climbing. The brilliant Direct Start - E8 7a follows shelving rock then pinch-grips the arete to reach the thread on the original. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rockfall Northern England top 50, Selected county classics- mainly E4/5.

Hidden 24/Jun 2nd dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Jun Lead β

What a route. Despite it's relatively short stature it really manages to feel out there!! Threads are in good condition at the time of writing. Inspected on abseil.

with Phil Gwyther
robertmichaellovell 09/May Lead

abbed to brush and check the threads, then lead. what an awesome route and a bit of a personal milestone - flipping psyched!

with Doug Sharpe
Tim Blake 05/May Lead RP
Hidden 21/Oct/16 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 02/Oct/16 Lead β

Fantastic. Been on the wishlist for ages. Ab'd down first to give it a clean. Going up the left side of the arete was harder and pumpier than expected and the top was still hard and dangerous - felt quite insecure. Sensational route, weather and view to top it all off - everything came together.

with Roisin
redjerry 26/Jul/13 TR O/S
arrang 09/Sep/12 Lead RP


Hidden 14/May/11 Lead RP
petegunn 10/Apr/11 Lead

Cool :) Hard and scary but not that hard and not that scary! Did toprope this route once, about a year ago and did it first go. Tricky move round to the tat then superb climbing up the arete and up the wall. Go do it!

with Davina
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Mar/11 TR RP
Hidden 12/Aug/10 TR RP
Peter Holder 04/Aug/10 Lead RP

This was a route that inspired/ Scared as a 10 year old. Felt so good to lead it comfortably. Shame about leaving a set of tricams at the base of the route.

Hidden 04/Aug/10 2nd
andi turner 28/Jul/10 Lead

Incredible. Threads looked new.

with Mark Sharratt
mark s 28/Jul/10 Lead

Amazing.safe at crux but run out above

with andi t
petegunn 24/Jun/10 TR
with Davina
Hidden 24/Jun/10 TR
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd
C coldwell-storry 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Chelton
miastacey 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Bob Smith
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Lead dnf
KragKing ??/2009 TR

one rest

Hidden ??/2007 TR dog
akamini ?/Apr/97 TR
andybirtwistle 17/May/92 Lead
Steve Crowe 13/May/92 Lead O/S
with KM
gme 01/Jan/90 -
Paul Clarke ??/1980 Lead
with NUMC
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