15m.

Rockfax Description
14m. A great climb linking a series of features up the right-hand edge of the smoothest rock - a true Northumbrian classic. Climb the groove in the right-hand edge of the face then move right to access a thin crack. Up this until forced out right to a ledge hidden just around the arete. Finish up the overhanging groove. © Rockfax

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Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Classic County, *** County HVS, UK Sandbags

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
PeteM99 19 Sep Lead β
with Zoe, Clive
with Zoe, Clive
Hidden 13 Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jun Lead O/S
Jon Read 30 Jun 2nd O/S Tough if you can't reach the good finger lock from the ledge. A full course meal.
Tough if you can't reach the good finger lock from the ledge. A full course meal.
D.Russell 29 Jun 2nd rpt
Russell Blackaller 29 Jun Lead O/S
Joe79 23 Jun Lead O/S
hetheringtom 12 May Lead O/S "Lots of rests" More like an alright wall, really.
"Lots of rests" More like an alright wall, really.
SEDaniels 12 May 2nd
Hidden 11 May 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Apr Lead
JayEdwards 18 Feb Lead O/S Amazing route. One of the best I’ve done so far. Perfectly protected all the way up. Some really solid moves broken up by good rests.
with Lewis
Amazing route. One of the best I’ve done so far. Perfectly protected all the way up. Some really solid moves broken up by good rests.
with Lewis
lukevf 29 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Loved it
with Steph
Loved it
with Steph
smithjmw46 29 Aug, 2018 Lead G/U
Steph Sly 29 Aug, 2018 2nd dnf Took me a while to get the first big move. Was working on the second and would have kept going but was running out of sun and someone else wanted to climb, so bailed.
with Luke V F
Took me a while to get the first big move. Was working on the second and would have kept going but was running out of sun and someone else wanted to climb, so bailed.
with Luke V F
OLGrady 22 Jul, 2018 2nd
PatrickRT 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with OLGrady
with OLGrady
Blossoms 10 Jul, 2018 2nd
outdoors.nick 10 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Close but no cigar. Ran out of steam at the top of the layback crack just above the first ledge. Had a rest and then made it all the way. One to come back for.
Close but no cigar. Ran out of steam at the top of the layback crack just above the first ledge. Had a rest and then made it all the way. One to come back for.
Hugobristol 18 Jun, 2018 2nd
Dino Dave 18 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Full value HVS
Full value HVS
Neil Adams 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
Richard Alderton 22 May, 2018 2nd dog
robertmichaellovell 17 May, 2018 Lead
with Patrick G
with Patrick G
Hidden 15 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Lilleyrc 9 May, 2018 Lead
Graeme Hammond 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
damondavies 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Mary
with Mary
Hidden 7 May, 2018 2nd
JBO 2 May, 2018 Lead O/S
J_Spooner 28 Apr, 2018 Lead
Dogwood ??, 2018 Lead O/S
williemiller 24 Sep, 2017 2nd
with graham
with graham
Jim Auger 23 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
with Joe, Elvis
with Joe, Elvis
JoshRawson 30 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Fairly scary moves! Lay backs with smears! felt a hard HVS. Glad to lead this onsight
Fairly scary moves! Lay backs with smears! felt a hard HVS. Glad to lead this onsight
Hidden 24 Jun, 2017 2nd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Phil Gwyther
with Phil Gwyther
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 2nd
Hidden 14 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
AmyG 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
KLPearson 1 Jun, 2017 2nd
Hidden 1 Jun, 2017 Lead dnf
chris smith 23 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2017 Lead
David Cowley 23 May, 2017 2nd
MDowson 10 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Woodiee
with Woodiee
Woodiee 10 May, 2017 2nd rpt
with MDowson
with MDowson
robertmichaellovell 9 May, 2017 2nd
with Doug Sharpe
with Doug Sharpe
Alpenglow 1 May, 2017 2nd rpt
ChrisH89 1 May, 2017 2nd
with OLGrady
with OLGrady
OLGrady 1 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 2 Oct, 2016 2nd
with Roisin
with Roisin
Hidden 10 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
rgd1977 17 Aug, 2016 TR
BenGraham 27 Jul, 2016 Lead
Tony Myers 27 Jul, 2016 2nd rpt
Simnel 22 May, 2016 2nd
Matt Poole 22 May, 2016 Lead G/U
with John Lambert
with John Lambert
watson.b 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Tony Myers 15 May, 2016 2nd O/S
AJMullen ??, 2016 Lead dog
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Aug, 2015 2nd
Hidden 30 Aug, 2015 2nd
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 2nd dog
stub1990 9 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
stuart34 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Adam Russell
with Doug the thug, Adam Russell
D.Russell 30 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 May, 2015 2nd O/S
cpforbes 25 May, 2015 Lead β Tjanks to Gabe and Fraser for the encouragement!
Tjanks to Gabe and Fraser for the encouragement!
topsyturvy 23 May, 2015 Lead rpt
with John Wilson
with John Wilson
Bloke on a Rope 2 May, 2015 2nd β Class!
Class!
Climbster 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S Lovely climb, great variety of techniques required for such a short route. Shame we got rained off.
Lovely climb, great variety of techniques required for such a short route. Shame we got rained off.
Hidden 22 Apr, 2015 Lead
y2keable 21 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt
Matt_L_Robinson 7 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
charley 16 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Fantastic route, maybe shouldn't of jumped straight on it without warming up though - got pumped quite early on & the rock felt a bit greasy/damp in places but managed to fight it to the top. A proper HVS all the way up...
Fantastic route, maybe shouldn't of jumped straight on it without warming up though - got pumped quite early on & the rock felt a bit greasy/damp in places but managed to fight it to the top. A proper HVS all the way up...
Tithe Technique 16 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
valentinesbabe 16 Sep, 2014 2nd dnf Really please to manage the first moves to the ledge but just couldn't get off it! Couldn't reach the good finger lock no matter what I did and couldn't hold the rubbish lower one with just finger ends long enough to gain height. Gutted as it looks like a great climb. Awesome lead by Charley.
with charley
Really please to manage the first moves to the ledge but just couldn't get off it! Couldn't reach the good finger lock no matter what I did and couldn't hold the rubbish lower one with just finger ends long enough to gain height. Gutted as it looks like a great climb. Awesome lead by Charley.
with charley
08nbrierley 26 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with rachael
with rachael
kyaizawa 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 24 Jul, 2014 2nd dog
chris smith 1 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Gabe Oliver 25 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Good pumpy fun
Good pumpy fun
stub1990 25 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
robertmichaellovell 16 Jun, 2014 2nd
with Richard Gage, Chris Down
with Richard Gage, Chris Down
smithjmw46 30 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf Sustained 5b
Sustained 5b
Jimmy O 29 Sep, 2013 2nd dnf
jonny taylor 29 Sep, 2013 Lead rpt Still a fantastic climb
with Jimmy O
Still a fantastic climb
with Jimmy O
MikeLell 21 Aug, 2013 Lead dnf All going OK until the traverse right, with a foot high up in a horizontal crack. Wasn't feeling it so lowered off. Then had lots of fun abseiling to retrieve size 2 Camalot, penduluming and getting skin caught in belay device!
with Emma Parkinson
All going OK until the traverse right, with a foot high up in a horizontal crack. Wasn't feeling it so lowered off. Then had lots of fun abseiling to retrieve size 2 Camalot, penduluming and getting skin caught in belay device!
with Emma Parkinson
Andy Moles 12 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
ferdia 12 Aug, 2013 2nd
Euan S 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 6 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S SWEET Climb.
with Gatley
SWEET Climb.
with Gatley
Gatley 6 Jul, 2013 2nd
Adamski1986 19 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Richard Gage
with Richard Gage
RUDIN.J.D.H 8 Jun, 2013 2nd dog Pumpy. . . but great fun
with Mike Mason
Pumpy. . . but great fun
with Mike Mason
Lunar25 6 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tuze
with Tuze
duzinga 6 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S OK climb. Harder than Rake's Crack.
with Lunar25
OK climb. Harder than Rake's Crack.
with Lunar25
ruairidhwad 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Malibu Dan
with Malibu Dan
Alpenglow 26 May, 2013 2nd O/S Very pumpy!
Very pumpy!
robertmichaellovell 6 May, 2013 Lead
with Bex
with Bex
wence 27 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Surprisingly awkward low down
with Andy H
Surprisingly awkward low down
with Andy H
a_hein 27 Apr, 2013 2nd
with wence
with wence
farmerwad 9 Sep, 2012 2nd
with tom
with tom
freemanTom 9 Sep, 2012 Lead dog 1 fall from first layback moves. Foot slipped. Tired from bouldering exploits during the week. Super pumped on finish, nearly fell again.
with Phil Soc
1 fall from first layback moves. Foot slipped. Tired from bouldering exploits during the week. Super pumped on finish, nearly fell again.
with Phil Soc
Calum Wadsworth 9 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples
with Ray Sharples
apollo18 8 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S Felt a bit hard for HVS.
with Antd, dominic jeff
Felt a bit hard for HVS.
with Antd, dominic jeff
Antd 8 Sep, 2012 Lead RP
RossKirtley 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Adrianw 30 Jul, 2012 2nd dnf Fell off crux after removing high cam and somehow tweaked elbow assiging me to belay duty for rest of the evening. Oops. Then it started to rain!
with Nick Sillem, Trevera
Fell off crux after removing high cam and somehow tweaked elbow assiging me to belay duty for rest of the evening. Oops. Then it started to rain!
with Nick Sillem, Trevera
yarbles 28 Jul, 2012 Lead
Blackthorn 28 Jul, 2012 2nd
with yarbles
with yarbles
Jonny M 4 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Macleod 27 May, 2012 Lead
with anthony
with anthony
Antd 27 May, 2012 TR RP
y2keable 22 May, 2012 2nd rpt
cballard ??, 2012 -
malteserEd 22 Sep, 2011 Lead
cat22 4 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S Excellent.
Excellent.
tmawer 21 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Very good, well protected and fun.
with Jaime Robertson
Very good, well protected and fun.
with Jaime Robertson
dave o 20 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S tricky and v good. felt stiff with jumbo digits like mine!
with JuliaH
tricky and v good. felt stiff with jumbo digits like mine!
with JuliaH
duncman 19 Aug, 2011 Lead Fell at the top a couple of time's. Really struggled to get my fat fingers in the crack. Awesome route, will return to do it clean at some point.
Fell at the top a couple of time's. Really struggled to get my fat fingers in the crack. Awesome route, will return to do it clean at some point.
David Bulley 31 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Awesome climbing, tempted for the direct version.
with Andy Chisholm
Awesome climbing, tempted for the direct version.
with Andy Chisholm
MoWalker3 30 Jul, 2011 - hard finger jamming and high step crux
hard finger jamming and high step crux
Anthony1 14 Jul, 2011 TR
with Ian Hope, Tim, Simnel
with Ian Hope, Tim, Simnel
IanHope 14 Jul, 2011 TR dog
PiotrB 9 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt
elCapitano 3 Jul, 2011 Lead Awesome route.
Awesome route.
Higher Primate 3 Jul, 2011 2nd dog
y2keable 28 Jun, 2011 2nd dog bad footwork made me fall from the crux, lucky I was on the second. Altogether a rather hard climb for HVS, I've lead E1's with less of a struggle.
bad footwork made me fall from the crux, lucky I was on the second. Altogether a rather hard climb for HVS, I've lead E1's with less of a struggle.
Alex Winter 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Was wobbling all over the shop when moving out right after the layback - too much studying has jellified my climbing muscles. Great route, packs a lot in.
with Doug
Was wobbling all over the shop when moving out right after the layback - too much studying has jellified my climbing muscles. Great route, packs a lot in.
with Doug
Douglas 26 Jun, 2011 2nd dnf
alan1234 19 Jun, 2011 Lead
alan1234 16 Jun, 2011 Lead dog Fell once right at the top, but sussed it the second time.
Fell once right at the top, but sussed it the second time.
jonny taylor 1 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
josephgrimwade 10 May, 2011 2nd dog
with Peter Stollery
with Peter Stollery
Hidden 29 Mar, 2011 2nd
hodge192 ??, 2011 Lead O/S
arrang ??, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Sep, 2010 2nd
Alison2 4 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
maggie505 12 Aug, 2010 2nd
with Mark 'epic' Hawkins
with Mark 'epic' Hawkins
Em66 31 Jul, 2010 2nd
Hidden 31 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
mark s 28 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Very enjoyable
with andi t
Very enjoyable
with andi t
Chriswallis2 12 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with annaEM
with annaEM
sprout3099 ?Jun, 2010 - Awesome
with Gally
Awesome
with Gally
Daniel Sutherland 25 May, 2010 Lead lead ground up after one previous attempt
with Mike
lead ground up after one previous attempt
with Mike
TomKingston 22 May, 2010 2nd
KMoeckell 22 May, 2010 Lead dog Had a mare, took a couple of falls; enjoyed it once I'd topped out. Don't really know what I was doing wrong.
Had a mare, took a couple of falls; enjoyed it once I'd topped out. Don't really know what I was doing wrong.
j0shwyatt000 18 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 May, 2010 Lead
jonny taylor 13 May, 2010 2nd
with Alasdair
with Alasdair
tom.ireson 8 May, 2010 Lead O/S Brilliant route! save a bit of juice for the finish...
with Henry Jenkins
Brilliant route! save a bit of juice for the finish...
with Henry Jenkins
clarky 29 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with christine
with christine
Nick Sillem 19 Apr, 2010 Solo β
jonny taylor 14 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Fantastic route, an absolute pleasure to climb, consistent standard throughout
Fantastic route, an absolute pleasure to climb, consistent standard throughout
Ben lad ?Apr, 2010 Lead dog First climb, and first lead in about 2 years... maybe even 3... loved it. Andy backed off it from the top of the mantleshelf I decided to give climbing a come back. haven't looked back since
First climb, and first lead in about 2 years... maybe even 3... loved it. Andy backed off it from the top of the mantleshelf I decided to give climbing a come back. haven't looked back since
Ben lad ?Apr, 2010 Lead First climb, and first lead in about 2 years... maybe even 3... loved it. Andy backed off it from the top of the mantleshelf I decided to give climbing a come back. haven't looked back since
with Andy & Rasputan
First climb, and first lead in about 2 years... maybe even 3... loved it. Andy backed off it from the top of the mantleshelf I decided to give climbing a come back. haven't looked back since
with Andy & Rasputan
TomKingston ??, 2010 -
scott gibson ??, 2010 -
topsyturvy ??, 2010 Lead O/S Unlikely to be downgraded.
with Dan Hattle
Unlikely to be downgraded.
with Dan Hattle
Christopher Roberts ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 7 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Jul, 2009 Lead
Daniel Sutherland 16 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf Fell from final holds. Didn't have energy too finish. Will be back
with Rob
Fell from final holds. Didn't have energy too finish. Will be back
with Rob
Trefo 30 May, 2009 Lead O/S brilliant, technical, sustained, well protected,classic route, at the upper limit of the grade.
with Woodiee
brilliant, technical, sustained, well protected,classic route, at the upper limit of the grade.
with Woodiee
Woodiee 30 May, 2009 2nd rpt
with Trefo
with Trefo
Hidden 12 May, 2009 2nd
odox 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nigel Callender
with Nigel Callender
Hidden 25 Apr, 2009 Lead
Tom Briggs 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rachel Hassall
with Rachel Hassall
miastacey 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead dnf
robinsi197 ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Nick
with Nick
tom rookes ??, 2009 TR
with nick stewart
with nick stewart
mterentiusvarro ??, 2009 2nd
with Ash
with Ash
KragKing ??, 2009 2nd
stimpey 20 Jul, 2008 2nd
petegunn 20 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Davina & Steve
with Davina & Steve
djbeaumont 16 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with mark
with mark
Hidden 15 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
pimpy 29 Jun, 2008 Lead dog
with burto
with burto
pimpy 29 Jun, 2008 2nd
with burto
with burto
burto 29 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with the pimp
with the pimp
pebbles 21 Jun, 2008 2nd was absolutely knackered by the top - had to hang from rope to get the last gear out, but suspect I might have done so anyway! very good route.
with lithos
was absolutely knackered by the top - had to hang from rope to get the last gear out, but suspect I might have done so anyway! very good route.
with lithos
lithos 21 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Great route, v. awkward off the first ledge. Well protected throughout
Great route, v. awkward off the first ledge. Well protected throughout
andyhutch77 5 Jun, 2008 Lead dnf
with Marc Tomlinson
with Marc Tomlinson
Woodiee ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S not a lot for your feet until you reach the cresent crack, after that is one to enjoy!
not a lot for your feet until you reach the cresent crack, after that is one to enjoy!
Hidden 21 May, 2008 Lead dnf
Hidden 14 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 May, 2008 2nd dnf
Hidden 11 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
IanJackson 2 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
with Big Ian
Sam Judson 8 Aug, 2007 2nd dog Very tough for its grade, but with some wonderful moves.
Very tough for its grade, but with some wonderful moves.
smollett ?Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2007 Lead β
duncana 26 May, 2007 2nd Hard work laybacking, various rests / wobbles
with Tom Challands
Hard work laybacking, various rests / wobbles
with Tom Challands
andymoin 21 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Great climb, with some nice moves. Because of the pain from my fractured rib I aided one move to get out the corner.
with Mark Jarvie
Great climb, with some nice moves. Because of the pain from my fractured rib I aided one move to get out the corner.
with Mark Jarvie
loco_ola ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ollie
with Ollie
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 2nd dog
scott gibson ?Jul, 2006 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
le_grimpeur 19 Sep, 2005 2nd
with Alison, Welchy
with Alison, Welchy
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 Lead
Hidden 23 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
GPN ?Aug, 2004 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 5 Aug, 2001 Lead dnf
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
gypsy3006 ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 2nd
hotrod 19 May, 1999 Lead
with mark
with mark
Russell Lovett 21 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S Had lead pitch 1 before but was not able to do second pitch due to it being running with water. This time conditions where spot on.
with tony lickes
Had lead pitch 1 before but was not able to do second pitch due to it being running with water. This time conditions where spot on.
with tony lickes
Chris Murray ?Aug, 1997 Lead 1st HVS lead. My brother belayed and declined to follow me up.
1st HVS lead. My brother belayed and declined to follow me up.
John Pickles 2 Aug, 1996 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 28 Oct, 1995 Lead O/S
akamini ?Jul, 1994 Lead
Small and weak ?Aug, 1993 Lead
Neil McA 12 May, 1993 2nd O/S
with Beak 1.
with Beak 1.
Tony Little 7 Apr, 1993 Lead O/S
with DK, SG and PL
with DK, SG and PL
kato'sdad 7 Jul, 1991 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
with Jerry Mattinson
gme 1 Jan, 1990 -
Ratfeeder ?Sep, 1989 Lead O/S
with Geoff Oliver
with Geoff Oliver
beaumap ?Jul, 1989 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
with Tim Waddington
sdpwilliams 3 May, 1989 2nd O/S
Steve Crowe 8 Jun, 1986 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 1986 Lead O/S
Neil R 11 May, 1986 Lead O/S
with David M
with David M
allmag ??, 1986 Lead O/S Super route, a classic.
with Rod Anderson
Super route, a classic.
with Rod Anderson
andybirtwistle 8 Sep, 1984 -
nickprior ??, 1981 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 -
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