Rockfax Description
16m. A fine climb; THE classic of the crag and not too high in the grade for those who relish jamming, though steep and intimidating for those who don't. Climb to the roof and pull over into the right-slanting crack. Follow this, past one wider section, out onto the open slab and an easier finish. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven..

ollyroberts 09/May/17 2nd O/S
with Esther Seddon
esther ?/May/17 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/17 Lead
Tony Jones 19/Apr/17 2nd dog

Feckin' brutal! Dogged like only I can...

with Pete
chrishedgehog 05/Jul/16 Lead

Ultra windy night so no midges - result! Made the climb even more intimidating though. Oh, and I forgot my harness so we had one between us which kept us on our toes...

with Kev Bowser LMC
Hidden 05/Jul/16 2nd dog
noshjewbold 06/Jun/16 2nd β
with Hugh Watkin
richardt ?/May/16 TR O/S
with Louise Beveridge
Roget 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with robin, jim
Robin Nichols 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roger
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
robertmctague 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Jack
DavidEvans 21/Sep/14 Lead dog

Totally under estimated. Last traverse is ok if you go for it. Tape up hands - oversize jams for me.

with Helen Garrett
climberchristy 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Done as warm up in mizzle and cold wind. Couldn't feel hands and feet! Turns out it was our only route of a wash out day! Hard to judge but seems a good route. Felt steady enough.

with bencole
Mike Todd 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Harrogate MC
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Paul Clarke 11/Jun/14 Lead

A fine late evening hit. Took a long time to get around to this one. I moved into the area in the early 80's!

bencole ?/Jun/14 Lead β

On Christy's gear in the rain, with a cold. A nice summers day out. Went home after one route.

Climbster 18/Apr/14 2nd β
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Ace! Much easier than it looks, don't be intimidated

with Vic, Matt
Nez ??/2014 -
Dave Musgrove 30/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Still a great climb.

with Paul Farrish
cragtyke 27/Jul/13 2nd
with john g
Hidden 15/Jun/13 TR dog
morganator 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jon Morgan
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Awesome! A really really good route. A bit bold to start, and finish(although a second blue cam would make the final traverse much less runout). Placed a few wires and red, gold and blue cams.

with Tom
TRFrost 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with D. Gledson
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead
1poundSOCKS 20/May/12 Lead dnf
petekeron 16/May/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 16/May/12 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
robman 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mattyk 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Seconded Jamie on this yeas ago. Brilliant - made more memorable by the fact i forgot to bring my big cams, my only large cam was left as first runner so the traverse was fully run out and forgot belay devices so was being belayed on an italian hitch. It was exciting for a few moments but I really wanted it and definitely didn't want to take the massive lob so manned up. Ace route!

with Dominick Spracklen
John Lewis 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Barra
Rich Guest 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Well protected by about 200 quids worth of camming devices... (current market value). Utterly utterly desperate for the poor and hex uninitiated! Stupid warm-up!

Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT, not as steep or as hard as I was expected due plenty of foot holds and surprisingly quite slab like near the vertical crack. After this I didn't have any gear that fitted in the wide crack (would have felt HVS ) but the finish was much easier than the photo of someone soloing makes it look as the jams are perfect.

with Pete aka Dad
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/10 TR β
chris_j_s 24/Jul/10 Lead RP

Superb! Got summit fever a bit early and fell off first go (oops!). Straightforward on the second go.

NaomiHart 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
PeteH 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
paulwaterhouse 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf

We 'Rock paper scissored' over this route, it certainly will be climbed with twin ropes if I ever return due to the fact when Sam took in while belaying, it pulled me off my foothold and the rope scraped along the edge of an overhang as I dropped down a ledge, I could see the core of the rope, was lowered and never did get a chance to lead that day. (Were 'fighting' over who would lead as we'd both looked in the guide and picked the same route, was Sam's first E1.

pastep 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Martin
Will Hunt 15/May/10 2nd rpt

Distinctly harder than I recall!

Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
sten 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin/Tommy Franzen
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Jun/09 Lead
with Pete Simpson
Martin Haworth 31/May/09 Lead dnf

had arm jam in horizontal crack but lost my footing and all my weight went onto my arm, heard a crack as my arm broke!

with Tony
Hidden 23/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Will Hunt 08/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Simon Lindsell
jonnyboy 22/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Great climbing. Didn't place any pro for the roof pull, and then thugged up to the perfect rest. Jammed up the final crack - Gehenna was better and harder ;-)

Franco Cookson OLD 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jack00 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with JoeL 90
joe larner 11/Jun/08 2nd
jadm2 08/Jun/08 TR dnf
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead dnf
Chriswallis2 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Annie
joe larner 10/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
IanJackson 25/Nov/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Oct/07 2nd
design crisis 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Tom W
JLS 10/Oct/07 Lead dnf
with Jacqui
Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
alaan 04/May/07 Lead rpt
with Jim
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead dnf
Brown 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Aaran
Rob Grant 16/Oct/06 Lead
Ram MkiV 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with dan, tony, nick
Nick Beckett 09/Sep/06 Lead
with various
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Solo O/S
ArnaudG 08/Sep/06 2nd
with Goi
John Marsland 08/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Goi
goi.ashmore 08/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
Neil Ireson 03/Jun/06 Lead
with Jane
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
cem 24/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
leathers ?/May/04 2nd
with Steve Cross
andybirtwistle 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
lithos 27/Sep/03 2nd O/S
SR1970 ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/99 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/99 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Neil R 16/Jul/96 Lead dnf
with John CMC
Martin Bennett 03/May/95 -
with Les Ward, MT
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 13/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Phil
crossleysm ??/1993 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jun/92 2nd
rob.grafton 13/Aug/91 Lead
with Bruce
Tom V 29/Jun/91 -
rob.grafton 15/Jul/90 2nd
with Bruce
Hidden 13/May/90 2nd
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/89 2nd
with Dan Morgan
Dave Musgrove 02/Nov/88 2nd
with Frank Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 17/Apr/88 Lead
with Frank Wilkinson
Andy Say 09/Sep/81 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/80 Lead
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