Rockfax Description
A fingery eliminate direct up the centre of the face with some neat moves along the way. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A really good, unsung climb up the buttress to the right of the start of The Louisiana Rib.

Hidden 12/Oct Lead
AugustusSala 12/Oct TR dog
WillRhodes 08/Oct Lead O/S

Took a little while to first reach the crimp and then commit to it. Slightly sandbagged in the bmc guide as HVS 5a, definitely 5b - especially for the shorter of us - and perhaps low E1. Good.

Montecore 08/Oct 2nd O/S

Felt very soft, but then I wasn't on the sharp end!

strudles 08/Oct Lead O/S
with Rikki
Hidden 26/Sep -
Hidden 24/Sep Lead
bencole 17/Sep 2nd
climberchristy 17/Sep Lead O/S

Decent route. Enjoyable. Low end E1.

with bencole
matt.stevenson 24/Aug Lead O/S
HenryMeier 20/Aug 2nd O/S
with Smeagol
j.kirby 20/Aug Lead
Hidden 17/Aug Lead
Ben Bransby 16/Aug Solo
Hidden 04/Aug Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 04/Aug 2nd
Neil McA 29/Jul 2nd rpt
with Jake McAdie
Hidden 03/Jul -
ned_85 13/Jun 2nd
with Joe White, Scott Marc Berry
Hidden 18/May -
Kirill 02/Apr 2nd
with Peter Brown
The Grist 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
harry.morrish 15/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar -
MrFantastic 25/Oct/16 Solo dnf
9fingerjon 02/Oct/16 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Yoshi 02/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed this line.

with Mike
Mike505 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Henry
cragsman9000 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
ralphio 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S

E1 probably about right. A couple of naughty holds and spaced gear.

with Mike
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead dnf
max_chan 22/May/16 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this. Scary though.

with Simon, Lou
Sime64 22/May/16 2nd O/S
with Lou H, Matt
Hidden 06/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/16 2nd rpt
bigdrew 06/May/16 Solo O/S

Good climbing but some will power required to stick to the line!

with Dan
Hidden 03/May/16 TR
hfotheri 24/Apr/16 Lead
with simon
richshark 23/Mar/16 2nd O/S
cem 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Pero 31/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
nick ferro 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
Hoyes 13/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Ali I, Rachel B
ned_85 09/Aug/15 2nd
Senna 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Great route, classic grit breaks

with Ned
Strong Steve 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
watson.b 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Claire, Mark
Hidden 14/Jul/15 2nd
Jimbo C 09/Jul/15 2nd

Some nice climbing, and quite hard if you stay dead center but it would be very brainless on the lead.

with Chris
Smelly Fox 13/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/15 2nd
MDR61 07/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Luca
LJC 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
sampollitt 27/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Roget 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 10/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
petegruf 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with jon c
planetmarshall 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Really lovely route. **

with Helen Mort
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Paul Hy 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S

i thought this was E1 5b!

with Phil T
the power 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Hy
Cake 21/May/14 2nd O/S

Did the middle bit of Acheron and decided I was glad I chose not to lead it properly.

with Phil B, Matt
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead O/S
philboy 21/May/14 2nd
with matt g
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
john_ni 24/Oct/13 2nd
SteveM 07/Sep/13 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 07/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Steve M
dr_botnik 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

the same move. over and over.

with deacon
robblowen 24/Jul/13 2nd β
with Wayne
Wayne S 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
Jim Slater 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jshields 16/Jun/13 Lead
MikeDowsett 16/Jun/13 2nd
Si dH 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
drolex 19/May/13 2nd O/S
alaster tonge 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
rich_hw 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Apr/13 Lead β

After rich by head torch, good moves.

Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/12 Lead
wrapped in bacon 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Daryl
pebbles 03/Aug/12 Lead

after backing off acheron, so reused lower gear. quite a long run out on crux section although gear below it is good. found it quite unnerving!

with guido
gingerwolf 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 26/Jun/12 Lead
John Nuttall 26/Jun/12 2nd
with Coel
Nick Russell 20/May/12 2nd O/S

Some approximation to this route anyway. Strayed left onto Louisiana rib near the bottom, but kept the direct line higher up

with Noel
Hoyes 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Batt 12/May/12 2nd O/S

Too bold to be HVS surely...

Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Mar/12 TR
Climber1806 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 02/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Mark
Whealiebob 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Milne 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

tough and bold.

with Ned
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
jwpil 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jack
JRClay100 21/May/11 TR O/S

Strange route, very fingery start, then very slappy from half height.

liam_duffy 21/May/11 TR O/S
with tinoman
mgdenison 21/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
Ketu 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Pete A
john lynch 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Dad
PeteH 22/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Guest
schaff 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JDDD 26/Apr/09 Lead

Maybe I did this wrong, but it felt very hard in the grade. Placed gear in the second break and that was it until I reached the place where it joins the VS. A number of thin moves between gear.

Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Sep/08 Lead

Some dodging around to place runners

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Solo O/S
Creep_pea 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Tom
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Stig 10/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
rocktigger ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden ??/2000 -
Canyak ??/1973 -
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