Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the slabby arete past a grassy ledge to a finish on the right of the final steeper section. © Rockfax

Hidden 03/Sep/17 Lead dnf
rgd1977 22/Jun/17 TR O/S

Great technical route that takes a bit of working out but there is no way I'd ever lead it due to the serious lack of gear. This would be an absolutely terrifying route to lead if HVS was your limit!

spenser 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Committing and bold with a set of microwires, death on a stick without. Very out of character for Northumberland due to the slabby nature of the route but absolutely awesome. Really juggy flake on the top section, you just need to look for it! If clean this route would absolutely be worth 3 stars, at the minute it still is!

with Sarah Follmann
sarah hawker 01/Jun/14 TR O/S

Lovely delicate technical climbing - the holds and moves are all there, but they take a bit of working out. Took a brush and cleaned the holds I wanted as I went. Gear's a bit thin, a large chunk near the top would be relying on getting a microcam to fit, not sure I'd be bold enough to lead it.

with bob
Roberttaylor 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Spoiler alert: take small cams and wires. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone owing me money.

with Isolde
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd dog
duzinga 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S

If it was possible to sue guide-book writers this route would be a good reason to sue Rockfax for including this chossy route in a selective guide book as an HVS 5a, and with no warnings on the non existent gear. E2 5b is more like it.

Alpenglow 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Very bold and green and serious. Technical and balancey - you don't want to fall off the top section! More like E1/E2.

Jurga 18/Aug/12 2nd
with James
smollett 18/Aug/12 Lead

Dirty and bold. A pant filling route. Would hit the deck coming off anywhere in top third.

with jurga
Hidden 28/Jul/12 TR dnf
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
philipstead 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/10 2nd
TomKingston 22/May/10 Lead
KMoeckell 22/May/10 2nd
TomKingston ??/2010 -
Daniel Sutherland 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead dnf
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Blackthorn ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Ollie
Blackthorn ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Ollie
Blackthorn ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Ollie
Blackthorn ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Ollie
yarbles ??/2008 Lead

A second vote for run out. Lead but may as well have soloed, not one i'd like to repeat.

with Jo
John Haxon 27/Aug/07 TR O/S
with Natalia Turksakova, Jon Punshon
andymoin 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Very run out and serious especially since the top slab is covered in moss.

with Mark Jarvie
Jungle_153 ?/Sep/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Matt Tranter ?/Jun/97 -
akamini ?/Apr/97 2nd
p.crooky#1 13/Jul/93 Lead
with Nick Franklin
Tony Little 08/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with DK and SG
kato'sdad 07/Jul/91 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
andybirtwistle 05/Jul/86 Lead
Steve Crowe 08/Jun/86 2nd O/S
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