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

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Classic County.

Hidden 24/Sep/17 2nd
Jim Auger 23/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Joe, Elvis
JoshRawson 30/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Fairly scary moves! Lay backs with smears! felt a hard HVS. Glad to lead this onsight

Hidden 24/Jun/17 2nd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Phil Gwyther
Hidden 18/Jun/17 2nd
Rich Kirby 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Helen
AmyG 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
KLPearson 01/Jun/17 2nd


with Joseph
Hidden 01/Jun/17 Lead dnf
chris smith 23/May/17 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 23/May/17 Lead
with Sam
David Cowley 23/May/17 2nd
MDowson 10/May/17 Lead O/S
Woodiee 10/May/17 2nd rpt
robertmichaellovell 09/May/17 2nd
with Doug Sharpe
Alpenglow 01/May/17 2nd rpt
ChrisH89 01/May/17 2nd
with OLGrady
OLGrady 01/May/17 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 02/Oct/16 2nd
with Roisin
Hidden 10/Sep/16 2nd O/S
rgd1977 17/Aug/16 TR
BenGraham 27/Jul/16 Lead
Tony Myers 27/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Simnel 22/May/16 2nd
with Matt
Matt Poole 22/May/16 Lead G/U
with John Lambert
watson.b 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tony
Tony Myers 15/May/16 2nd O/S
AJMullen ??/2016 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/15 2nd dog
stub1990 09/Jun/15 Lead rpt
stuart34 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Doug the thug, Adam Russel
D.Russell 30/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd O/S
cpforbes 25/May/15 Lead β

Tjanks to Gabe and Fraser for the encouragement!

topsyturvy 23/May/15 Lead rpt
with John Wilson
Bloke on a Rope 02/May/15 2nd β


with Matt
Climbster 02/May/15 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, great variety of techniques required for such a short route. Shame we got rained off.

with Vick, Ian
Tim Rodgers 22/Apr/15 Lead
with Rob Adams, Chris Down
y2keable 21/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with John
Matt_L_Robinson 07/Oct/14 Lead O/S
charley 16/Sep/14 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...

with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 16/Sep/14 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.

08nbrierley 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with rachael
kyaizawa 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 24/Jul/14 2nd dog
chris smith 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Gabe Oliver 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Good pumpy fun

stub1990 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
robertmichaellovell 16/Jun/14 2nd
with Richard Gage, Chris Down
smithjmw46 30/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Sustained 5b

Jimmy O 29/Sep/13 2nd dnf
jonny taylor 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Still a fantastic climb

with James
MikeLell 21/Aug/13 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
Andy Moles 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 12/Aug/13 2nd
Euan S 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S

SWEET Climb.

Gatley 06/Jul/13 2nd
Adamski1986 19/Jun/13 2nd
with Richard Gage
RUDIN.J.D.H 08/Jun/13 2nd dog

Pumpy. . . but great fun

with Mike Mason
Lunar25 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Tuze
duzinga 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S

OK climb. Harder than Rake's Crack.

ruairidhwad 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Malibu Dan
Alpenglow 26/May/13 2nd O/S

Very pumpy!

robertmichaellovell 06/May/13 Lead
with Bex
wence 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Surprisingly awkward low down

with Andy H
a_hein 27/Apr/13 2nd
farmerwad 09/Sep/12 2nd
with tom
freemanTom 09/Sep/12 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
Calum Wadsworth 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples
stugreen75 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Felt a bit hard for HVS.

with Ant, dominic jeff
Antd 08/Sep/12 Lead RP
RossKirtley 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Adrianw 30/Jul/12 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, Sarah Follmann
yarbles 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Jo
Blackthorn 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Ollie
Jonny M 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jon
Macleod 27/May/12 Lead
with anthony
Antd 27/May/12 TR RP
y2keable 22/May/12 2nd rpt
with John
cballard ??/2012 -
malteserEd 22/Sep/11 Lead
cat22 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S


with Mike
tmawer 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Very good, well protected and fun.

with Jaime Robertson
dave o 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

tricky and v good. felt stiff with jumbo digits like mine!

with Julia H
duncman 19/Aug/11 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.

David Bulley 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Awesome climbing, tempted for the direct version.

with Andy Chisholm
MoWalker3 30/Jul/11 -

hard finger jamming and high step crux

Anthony1 14/Jul/11 TR
with Ian Hope, Tim, John L
IanHope 14/Jul/11 TR dog
PiotrB 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
elCapitano 03/Jul/11 Lead

Awesome route.

with Drew
Higher Primate 03/Jul/11 2nd dog
y2keable 28/Jun/11 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.

Alex Winter 26/Jun/11 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
Douglas 26/Jun/11 2nd dnf
alan1234 19/Jun/11 Lead
alan1234 16/Jun/11 Lead dog

Fell once right at the top, but sussed it the second time.

jonny taylor 01/Jun/11 Lead rpt
josephgrimwade 10/May/11 2nd dog
with Peter Stollery
Hidden 29/Mar/11 2nd
hodge192 ??/2011 Lead O/S
arrang ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/10 2nd
Alison2 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
maggie505 12/Aug/10 2nd
with Mark 'epic' Hawkins
Em66 31/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mark s 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable

with andi t
Chriswallis2 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
sprout3099 ?/Jun/10 -


with Gally
Daniel Sutherland 25/May/10 Lead

lead ground up after one previous attempt

with Mike
TomKingston 22/May/10 2nd
KMoeckell 22/May/10 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.

j0shwyatt000 18/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead
jonny taylor 13/May/10 2nd
with Alasdair
tom.ireson 08/May/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant route! save a bit of juice for the finish...

with Henry Jenkins
clarky 29/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with christine
Nick Sillem 19/Apr/10 Solo β
jonny taylor 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, an absolute pleasure to climb, consistent standard throughout

with Andy B
Ben lad ?/Apr/10 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

Ben lad ?/Apr/10 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
TomKingston ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
topsyturvy ??/2010 Lead O/S

Unlikely to be downgraded.

with Dan Hattle
Christopher Roberts ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead
Daniel Sutherland 16/Jun/09 Lead dnf

Fell from final holds. Didn't have energy too finish. Will be back

with Rob
Trefo 30/May/09 Lead O/S

brilliant, technical, sustained, well protected,classic route, at the upper limit of the grade.

with mav
Woodiee 30/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/May/09 2nd
odox 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Callender
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Hassall
miastacey 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead dnf
robinsi197 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nick
tom rookes ??/2009 TR
with nick stewart
mterentiusvarro ??/2009 2nd
with Ash
KragKing ??/2009 2nd
stimpey 20/Jul/08 2nd
with Pete
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
djbeaumont 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with mark
Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
pimpy 29/Jun/08 Lead dog
pimpy 29/Jun/08 2nd
burto 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with the pimp
pebbles 21/Jun/08 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 rob
lithos 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Great route, v. awkward off the first ledge. Well protected throughout

andyhutch77 05/Jun/08 Lead dnf
with Marc Tomlinson
Woodiee ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

not a lot for your feet until you reach the cresent crack, after that is one to enjoy!

Hidden 21/May/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd dnf
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
IanJackson 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
Sam Judson 08/Aug/07 2nd dog

Very tough for its grade, but with some wonderful moves.

smollett ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
DJayB 21/Jun/07 Lead β
with Chris Gordon
duncana 26/May/07 2nd

Hard work laybacking, various rests / wobbles

with Tom Challands
andymoin 21/Apr/07 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
loco_ola ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Ollie
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd dog
scott gibson ?/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
le_grimpeur 19/Sep/05 2nd
with Alison, Welchy
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/05 Lead O/S
GPN ?/Aug/04 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 05/Aug/01 Lead dnf
with Rebecca
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Hidden 19/May/99 Lead
Russell Lovett 21/Aug/98 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
Chris Murray ?/Aug/97 Lead

1st HVS lead. My brother belayed and declined to follow me up.

John Pickles 02/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 28/Oct/95 Lead O/S
akamini ?/Jul/94 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Aug/93 Lead
with Ben Pearce
Tony Little 07/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with DK, SG and PL
kato'sdad 07/Jul/91 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
gme 01/Jan/90 -
Ratfeeder ?/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Geoff Oliver
beaumap ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Tim Waddington
sdpwilliams 03/May/89 2nd O/S
Steve Crowe 08/Jun/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/86 Lead O/S
Neil R 11/May/86 Lead O/S
with David M
allmag ??/1986 Lead O/S

Super route, a classic.

with Rod Anderson
andybirtwistle 08/Sep/84 -
telemark ??/1981 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
25 users have this on their wishlist
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 44
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 44
Votes cast 40
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set