Rockfax Description
The highball arete climbed on the left with an awkward top-out is a St Bees' classic. Sees many attempts but few successes. Good matting and spotters recommended, though the landing has been improved. © Rockfax

N Kershaw

Ticklists: The LakesBloc Top 50.

petegunn 13/Aug Sent
with Everyone
Samcarr1991 12/Jun Sent x

morpho beta with foot in the big pocket out left.

with joe hanson
joe1joe1joe2 12/Jun Sent dnf

Feels a heck of a lot harder for the short. If you are above 5ft7 you should be able to reach the crimps on the main face putting a left foot in the low pocket (out left and low in the horizontal break).

with Ross Smith, Sam Carr
dane2468 29/Apr Sent
mark20 23/Mar Sent x

Mantle out left at top

samrad 19/Dec/16 Sent x

First go. Quality! 7a+

with Dominique, ollie t
grey wolf 26/Nov/16 Sent x

low foot beta makes it a little easier

nathanlee 29/Jul/16 Sent x

as good as it looks! feels high on that top rockover! shame alot of the other stuff was to damp

jedster1111 18/Jun/16 Sent

I think I might've done the whimp finish but I'm not too sure to be honest, once I'd matched on the slopey lip I swung my heel out to the left and rocked over. Either way was good fun

Hidden 30/Apr/16 Sent rpt
James S 05/Sep/15 Sent dnf
with fez, martin, brent
iamstebarker 18/Aug/15 Sent
Don Jebus 15/Aug/15 Sent x

By myself, 2 pads. Great problem, not too hard, top out was fine too.

Alex moore 22/Apr/15 Sent
Hidden 21/Apr/15 Sent x
NewHam 15/Mar/15 Sent β
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Sent x
Sam Marks 14/Mar/15 Sent x


with Ben Finley
KristopherHall 14/Feb/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 14/Feb/15 Sent
jesse rees 01/Feb/15 Sent x
frasermcilwraith 23/Jun/14 Sent β
KristopherHall 14/Jun/14 Sent x
GPN 14/Jun/14 Sent
Alex Mason 24/May/14 Sent x
with Jemma Powell
kieranrex 03/May/14 -

Tried this last time but didn't get very far. This time I was confident. Have wanted to do it since I first set eyes on it

with Boosh Crew
luke384 03/May/14 Sent x
with matty
Mattlamb90 03/May/14 Sent x

Only whimp finish

Callum Smith ?/May/14 Sent x

Excellent moves. Maximum lank.

jimmyrua 31/Aug/13 Sent x
with Team Inane chat
peterp 31/Aug/13 Sent x


with B, Frenchy, Irish James, Ginger Chris, The Wrestler, Beans
John 'B' Hutchinson 31/Aug/13 Sent x
with Team Glesga
AlistairB 25/May/13 Sent x

Did Yellow Bellied Whimper finish which isn't recorded separately here. Didn't really fancy the original topout in the sun.

KristopherHall 24/Feb/13 Sent x

didnt top out today, far too slippy!!

with Jonny Squire
KristopherHall 07/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Sent
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Sent
Mike Goldthorp ?/Mar/12 Sent x

Such a great line, first thing you see when you come down, and absolutely quality climbing, drew sussed some good (tall) beta to get the crimp and then the mantle is just commitment but not too bad once your palm's down. Steady 7a+ if you can keep your cool.

Toby ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Sent x
beegsyboy 04/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Sent x
alaan 03/Apr/11 Sent x

Felt 'ard! Used quite an odd sequence that had me star-fished across the entire wall.

JM 02/Apr/11 Sent x


with Mike Hart, Ian Walsh
jimmyrua 18/Sep/10 Sent x
with Stewart Rattray, Jen Randall, Alex Gorham
rockrat 10/Aug/10 Sent dnf
mattyork2 05/Jun/10 Sent x
edinbed 04/Jun/10 Sent

Spotted by a group of departing fishermen

Hidden 03/May/10 Sent O/S
Rob1988 03/Apr/10 Sent x
with Liam
Joe Grondowski 13/Feb/10 Sent
ewen 13/Jun/09 Sent
Richard Hession 02/Jun/09 Sent x

A little airy!

willackers 02/May/09 Sent x


with Cassidy, B, Karen, Bean
Cassidy 02/May/09 Sent
with Scottish Raiding Party
bfreeman 20/Dec/08 Sent x
with Jon & Chris Freeman, Dan Turner
Chris J Houston ?/Aug/08 -
with Beans, Martha, Nat
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo rpt
Boy ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
C coldwell-storry ??/2008 Sent x
with Phil Vickers
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Sent x
Hidden ??/2007 -
petegunn ??/2007 Sent
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