Rockfax Description
A challenging route, but it is hard to protect on both pitches and requires a steady head. Start by the base of the abseil.
1) 5b, 35m. Traverse up and left into the corner, passing a large pinnacle at its base. Climb the corner, mainly using the wall on the right, until you reach the arching roof. Traverse right out of this to reach the hanging slab and difficult-to-arrange belay above.
2) 5b, 20m. Step right from the belay and climb a groove before you step back left above and head up to another ramp-line. Move right along this to where you can pull through a steep bulge and reach the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Lizzie Richardson 1 Sep 2nd
Misha 15 Jul AltLd RP Self rescue practice. Led P1 (damp on the crux, which made it interesting, felt more E2 than E1; gear is faffy, need a double set of cams up to yellow and save a purple for the belay - I belayed on the slab immediately after pulling over the small roof, which made sense). Started R of the P1 line in the guide book, which was decent E1 ground). Seconded P2 and fell off after pulling off a hold, how embarrassing! Tim took the opportunity to rescue me. I then got to reclimb the pitch several times, the last time in approach shoes, as Tim went through different scenarios. Did it clean on the subsequent goes so can claim a redpoint, ha! Direct finish on the last go, which had a couple of good pulls. Sunny day with a cool breeze so not hot.
Self rescue practice. Led P1 (damp on the crux, which made it interesting, felt more E2 than E1; gear is faffy, need a double set of cams up to yellow and save a purple for the belay - I belayed on the slab immediately after pulling over the small roof, which made sense). Started R of the P1 line in the guide book, which was decent E1 ground). Seconded P2 and fell off after pulling off a hold, how embarrassing! Tim took the opportunity to rescue me. I then got to reclimb the pitch several times, the last time in approach shoes, as Tim went through different scenarios. Did it clean on the subsequent goes so can claim a redpoint, ha! Direct finish on the last go, which had a couple of good pulls. Sunny day with a cool breeze so not hot.
Hidden 15 Jul AltLd rpt
Hidden 6 Jul AltLd O/S
poeter210 6 Jul AltLd O/S
with druss
with druss
littleduck ?Jul 2nd O/S
with Tony Madden
with Tony Madden
James Beaumont 20 Jun AltLd O/S Pitch 2 and half of pitch 1, did this by accident after we worked out we weren't on the moon at the top of pitch 1. Punters!
with Owen
Pitch 2 and half of pitch 1, did this by accident after we worked out we weren't on the moon at the top of pitch 1. Punters!
with Owen
Owen Davies 19 Jun AltLd O/S thought we'd started up the corner of the moon, but turns out we were on this route! felt a bit nervy as we had no clue where we were going. easy climbing in hindsight...
with bo
thought we'd started up the corner of the moon, but turns out we were on this route! felt a bit nervy as we had no clue where we were going. easy climbing in hindsight...
with bo
GeoffG 22 May -
benkelsey 19 May AltLd O/S P1 and 2 together: some very obvious gear to protect the move right but had placed it all lower down so took a while to sort something out. Similar scene for the belay - save some cams! P3 was nice if a little short.
P1 and 2 together: some very obvious gear to protect the move right but had placed it all lower down so took a while to sort something out. Similar scene for the belay - save some cams! P3 was nice if a little short.
James Oswald 19 May AltLd O/S I led p2
I led p2
pete johnson 19 May AltLd rpt
MikePycroft 18 May AltLd rpt Led p2 tasty
Led p2 tasty
The Grist 19 Apr AltLd O/S
with Adrian Paisley
with Adrian Paisley
Stanners 18 Apr AltLd O/S Led P1. Our escape route after failing on a wet cow. Good climb I was just in a bad mood with saw feet!
with Colum
Led P1. Our escape route after failing on a wet cow. Good climb I was just in a bad mood with saw feet!
with Colum
Rob Gillespie 7 Apr AltLd O/S
will9911 ?Apr Lead O/S
Adam John Haynes 2 Jan 2nd O/S
with Vito, Matt S
with Vito, Matt S
Hidden 27 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
Kev Little 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Top pitch looks unlikely at the grade, but good moves
with aiyer
Top pitch looks unlikely at the grade, but good moves
with aiyer
aiyer 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead the last pitch - bit of a sandbag (IMO) but great fun....
Lead the last pitch - bit of a sandbag (IMO) but great fun....
John sealey 4 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Leon Winchester
with Leon Winchester
Leo Woodhead 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Pitch 1 and 3 - did the direct finish. Nice climbing!
with Joe Hook
Pitch 1 and 3 - did the direct finish. Nice climbing!
with Joe Hook
Hidden 14 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Alex Mason 13 Mar, 2018 2nd rpt Some ace 3D juggy climbing on top pitch.
Some ace 3D juggy climbing on top pitch.
JamesWilliams 23 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Finished up creeping lemma accidently
Finished up creeping lemma accidently
Alex Mason 23 Feb, 2018 2nd rpt
Ows 14 Sep, 2017 2nd
Mark Fairhurst 14 Sep, 2017 2nd
with Lee Roberts
with Lee Roberts
wynaptomos 24 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Richard Kendrick 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Tom Nichols
with Tom Nichols
frost 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Pete H
with Pete H
Hidden 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
jimxxx 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd
with Ron
with Ron
Barrie Schofield II 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Stefan_TR 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Escaped via this route as "The Moon" felt greasy/seepagey.
Escaped via this route as "The Moon" felt greasy/seepagey.
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
pablosordo 3 Jun, 2017 2nd
Phil4000 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Led both pitches
with Pablo
Led both pitches
with Pablo
Paul ablitt 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Lucy, Rushy
with Lucy, Rushy
KeenClimber 14 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead p1, second p2.
with jimxxx
Lead p1, second p2.
with jimxxx
jimxxx 14 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
mapperley samurai 30 Apr, 2017 2nd Bonus climb. A race against the rain. Quite impressive Andy running it as one.
with Andy Brown
Bonus climb. A race against the rain. Quite impressive Andy running it as one.
with Andy Brown
Charlie Zephyr Booth 23 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
with tim millen
BenRyle 27 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2017 AltLd
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
joedean ??, 2017 -
Daniel 10 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Done with a much harder variation, a very steep and difficult to protect E4/5 (?) slab going beneath the overhang to the left of Savage to a belay on a small ledge.
Done with a much harder variation, a very steep and difficult to protect E4/5 (?) slab going beneath the overhang to the left of Savage to a belay on a small ledge.
Ramon Marin 7 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with dave pickford
with dave pickford
hamish2016 ?Sep, 2016 -
with Will Harris, Tom Ripley
with Will Harris, Tom Ripley
Hidden 28 Aug, 2016 2nd
pie_eater_pete 16 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 12 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 2 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Did this in one long pitch
Did this in one long pitch
Hidden 17 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
natmat 13 Jun, 2016 2nd
papashango 13 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with natmat
with natmat
Twid Turner ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Sardien 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S Firs route on yellow wall, led P1&2, found it a bit hard because most gear is not as bommer that you would not like to put just that one extra piece in, so i ended up taking a lot of time trying to fit more gear, but never too pumpy and good moves.
with nawface
Firs route on yellow wall, led P1&2, found it a bit hard because most gear is not as bommer that you would not like to put just that one extra piece in, so i ended up taking a lot of time trying to fit more gear, but never too pumpy and good moves.
with nawface
al99 30 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Luke Thomas
with Luke Thomas
Steve Crowe 6 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
with karin
with karin
Hidden 18 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
John Kelly 14 Jun, 2015 2nd
with MB
with MB
Dan Vaj 13 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with James McHaffie
with James McHaffie
Hannes B 13 May, 2015 Lead O/S p1&2 in 1
with Andreas, Aidan
p1&2 in 1
with Andreas, Aidan
Hidden 7 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
wi11 20 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S P2 then followed Oli up a rising traverse right of Creeping Lema. Last pitch was bit tricky and not very well protected.
with Oli G
P2 then followed Oli up a rising traverse right of Creeping Lema. Last pitch was bit tricky and not very well protected.
with Oli G
Rachel Slater 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Anna Gilyeat
with Anna Gilyeat
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
Owain Llewelyn 6 Apr, 2015 Lead
with Gareth E
with Gareth E
Andrew Wilson 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Misha
with Misha
Misha 21 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S Squeezed this in after the Moon. Led P1 and P3. P1 is a decent VS. Good belay ledge, which was in the shade - just as well as I was taking the softshell back up, should have left it at the top! P2 tricky bridging and a hard move right at the top, I'd say 5b. P3 interesting line and some interesting moves with a crux 5b section on angular rock where all the holds faced the wrong way! Took the direct finish, which featured a couple of 5b moves. Overall I'd say average E1 and certainly easier than the top pitch of the Moon. Couple of bold moves at the start, then decent gear. Topped out just before the sun dipped into the sea at 6.30pm.
Squeezed this in after the Moon. Led P1 and P3. P1 is a decent VS. Good belay ledge, which was in the shade - just as well as I was taking the softshell back up, should have left it at the top! P2 tricky bridging and a hard move right at the top, I'd say 5b. P3 interesting line and some interesting moves with a crux 5b section on angular rock where all the holds faced the wrong way! Took the direct finish, which featured a couple of 5b moves. Overall I'd say average E1 and certainly easier than the top pitch of the Moon. Couple of bold moves at the start, then decent gear. Topped out just before the sun dipped into the sea at 6.30pm.
Hidden ?Mar, 2015 2nd
Steve Long ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 26 Sep, 2014 2nd
David Sherratt 13 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Ed Babs 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S P1+2
with AlexD
P1+2
with AlexD
AlexD 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Ed Babs
with Ed Babs
Alison Cairns 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd Led p1&2
with Mick green
Led p1&2
with Mick green
pete johnson 1 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt Rain stopped play.
with Twid
Rain stopped play.
with Twid
Alistair Corbett 14 May, 2014 AltLd O/S lead 1st n last pitch
with penny
lead 1st n last pitch
with penny
Ed morris 18 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Led crux pitch.
with Henry
Led crux pitch.
with Henry
Ewan Russell 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S 2nd pitch crux. Gwen did crack finish
with gwen
2nd pitch crux. Gwen did crack finish
with gwen
Hidden 15 Mar, 2014 AltLd
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Gezzer 21 Aug, 2013 AltLd Steady for the grade.
Steady for the grade.
steveb2006 21 Aug, 2013 AltLd Surprisingly tricky
with Gez Morgan
Surprisingly tricky
with Gez Morgan
Simon Allcock 21 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S I led first pitch
with Wilki
I led first pitch
with Wilki
JBO 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Direct Finish, more like E2 5c
Direct Finish, more like E2 5c
Hidden 1 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Abi Chard 1 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden 30 Apr, 2013 -
Owain Llewelyn 7 Apr, 2013 2nd rpt
tim newton 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Done as one big pitch. E2,5b and not easy, though not sustained. The 5a pitch is worth 5b. A short crux on both pitches.
Done as one big pitch. E2,5b and not easy, though not sustained. The 5a pitch is worth 5b. A short crux on both pitches.
climbingpixie 2 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Pagan
with Pagan
Hidden 2 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Lenny 21 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
with Phil .N
Ralfy 21 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S I led 1st pitch which was a little bit run out but felt ok/natural, did have large cam which helped but gear a little higher. Leon's pitch was a little bold and a little awkward on off angled overlaps. Direct finish which we did was 5b, overall the rest was spicy 5a.
with Lenny
I led 1st pitch which was a little bit run out but felt ok/natural, did have large cam which helped but gear a little higher. Leon's pitch was a little bold and a little awkward on off angled overlaps. Direct finish which we did was 5b, overall the rest was spicy 5a.
with Lenny
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd
rustaldo 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Kit lead the first pitch/scramble. I lead P2 and P3 in one awesome pitch, with the direct finish. I'd say the route is more like E2/3 and definite 5b/c. P2 is hard leaving the groove and gaining the slab, probably 5b and quite runout. P3, 5b at least, maybe soft 5c. Felt loads harder than Kalahari anyway. Memorable route! Beware the gravel. E2 5b ***
Kit lead the first pitch/scramble. I lead P2 and P3 in one awesome pitch, with the direct finish. I'd say the route is more like E2/3 and definite 5b/c. P2 is hard leaving the groove and gaining the slab, probably 5b and quite runout. P3, 5b at least, maybe soft 5c. Felt loads harder than Kalahari anyway. Memorable route! Beware the gravel. E2 5b ***
Hidden 15 May, 2012 2nd
gforce 15 May, 2012 Lead
with AC1
with AC1
Duncan Campbell 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S Lead all 3 pitches. 2nd is tricky, but a big camalot 4(?) would make it seem safer and less pumpy. Top pitch is a lovely, funky E1 5b pitch. Not bold or sustained enough to warrant E2 IMO. Great little route though!
with Andy Vet
Lead all 3 pitches. 2nd is tricky, but a big camalot 4(?) would make it seem safer and less pumpy. Top pitch is a lovely, funky E1 5b pitch. Not bold or sustained enough to warrant E2 IMO. Great little route though!
with Andy Vet
Andrew Sloan 12 May, 2012 2nd
with Duncan
with Duncan
Brannock 28 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S Led pitch 3 after Martin ran 1 and 2 together. Really good route, sustained interesting climbing, more like E2?
Led pitch 3 after Martin ran 1 and 2 together. Really good route, sustained interesting climbing, more like E2?
Martin Haworth 28 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S E2
E2
Ollie B 14 Jan, 2012 AltLd O/S P1 & 2 strung together
with Fingers
P1 & 2 strung together
with Fingers
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Drew M 21 Sep, 2011 AltLd
with Ed F
with Ed F
Hidden 21 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
Luke Brooks 11 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with John Orr
with John Orr
Tom Livingstone 1 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with JezH
with JezH
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Liam FLeming 27 Aug, 2011 AltLd
mux 21 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt With nicole age 14yrs
with nicole almond
With nicole age 14yrs
with nicole almond
Nicole Almond 21 Aug, 2011 2nd dog absailed down in near artic conditions then the sun came out just as we started climbing... RED HOT! nice climb, a bit loose at first but the second pitch was good :)
with dave gary
absailed down in near artic conditions then the sun came out just as we started climbing... RED HOT! nice climb, a bit loose at first but the second pitch was good :)
with dave gary
Hidden 17 Aug, 2011 Lead
sishaw 9 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with bone
with bone
Owain Llewelyn 10 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Gareth E
with Gareth E
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 31 May, 2011 AltLd
with Susan
with Susan
ksjs 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P2. Really good fun, my first experience of Yellow Walls. P2 is a delight on some cool features. Top pitch, also good (finished up crack), didn't have loads of gear. I thought belay on P2 was well left of that described / shown in NW Rock.
with rob
Led P2. Really good fun, my first experience of Yellow Walls. P2 is a delight on some cool features. Top pitch, also good (finished up crack), didn't have loads of gear. I thought belay on P2 was well left of that described / shown in NW Rock.
with rob
Rob Pitt 27 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with ksjs
with ksjs
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
david morse 29 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S A tricky middle pitch and a serious top pitch, definitely E2
with chris todd
A tricky middle pitch and a serious top pitch, definitely E2
with chris todd
Hidden 29 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
phil64 30 Aug, 2010 AltLd superb, direct finish is cool
superb, direct finish is cool
Owain Llewelyn 11 Jul, 2010 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
Bristoldave 13 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
CarolineH 13 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
liam 22 ?May, 2010 AltLd O/S
MikePycroft 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd rpt Felt ok sunny day almost to hot. Good warm up for the Moon. led p 1&2
with geoff b
Felt ok sunny day almost to hot. Good warm up for the Moon. led p 1&2
with geoff b
geoff b 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd Nice climbing & never too hard.
Nice climbing & never too hard.
Alex Mason 5 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S Mikey ledfirst i led on his gear. all one pitch. a good day getting my head back.
Mikey ledfirst i led on his gear. all one pitch. a good day getting my head back.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Sam Underhill
with Sam Underhill
Hidden 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Carly 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Richard
with Richard
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 Lead
pete johnson 22 Aug, 2009 AltLd
with Kevin Sales
with Kevin Sales
Dave Rumney 16 Aug, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 Lead
Toby Dunn 25 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
with Andy Reeve
mike lawrence? 19 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S led top pitch
with Giles
led top pitch
with Giles
Glyn Davidson 19 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 1+2 together, Ste lead pitch 3. All the holds on pitch 2 were covered in dusty sepege stuff. Seemed harder than Creeping Lemma.
with Ste Davies
Lead pitch 1+2 together, Ste lead pitch 3. All the holds on pitch 2 were covered in dusty sepege stuff. Seemed harder than Creeping Lemma.
with Ste Davies
gdb4060 19 Apr, 2009 AltLd Lead first two pitches. 2nd pitch i found quite hard on less than perfect gear.
with Mike
Lead first two pitches. 2nd pitch i found quite hard on less than perfect gear.
with Mike
Hidden 3 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
centurion05 30 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with chris thorne
with chris thorne
Hidden 17 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Dom Whillans ?Feb, 2008 AltLd
with dave garry, ad crook
with dave garry, ad crook
Will1 ??, 2008 -
Hidden 29 Nov, 2007 Lead
MikePycroft 30 Sep, 2007 AltLd
steveb2006 30 Sep, 2007 AltLd Lead top pitch
Lead top pitch
Hidden 13 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
mux ??, 2007 AltLd O/S So good I have done it twice. a great addition to any day on yellow wall, warm up or cool down.
with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
So good I have done it twice. a great addition to any day on yellow wall, warm up or cool down.
with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
andi turner 25 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with nick cotton
with nick cotton
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Hidden 25 Aug, 2005 Lead
pete johnson 7 Aug, 2005 -
with Kevin Sales
with Kevin Sales
NeilGriffiths 14 May, 2005 AltLd
with Dave Garry
with Dave Garry
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 AltLd O/S
skygodley 5 May, 2001 Lead O/S
with SarahM
with SarahM
skygodley 5 May, 2001 Lead O/S
with SarahM
with SarahM
Hidden ??, 2000 -
tuftynick ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden 31 Mar, 1996 2nd
Ched ??, 1995 Lead O/S Hard for the grade - E2 5b ?
with Glanfor
Hard for the grade - E2 5b ?
with Glanfor
Tony Little 7 Nov, 1992 Solo β Got bored waiting for Guy and soloed up while he was finding a belay...the impatience of youth!
Got bored waiting for Guy and soloed up while he was finding a belay...the impatience of youth!
Hidden 23 May, 1992 2nd
Hidden ?May, 1990 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 15 Apr, 1990 AltLd O/S
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Hidden 1 May, 1988 2nd β
Martin Bennett 11 Jul, 1987 -
with MT
with MT
Neil McA 21 Nov, 1986 2nd O/S
with Steve Andrews
with Steve Andrews
mikej 15 Sep, 1982 AltLd
with Mike Byles
with Mike Byles
Mark Kemball 12 Jul, 1980 Lead
with Steve Finch
with Steve Finch
Hidden 25 Aug, 1979 AltLd
Ian Jones ??, 1979 2nd Hated it but i wasn't used to the South Stack experience!
with Mark 'Chin' Whatsisname
Hated it but i wasn't used to the South Stack experience!
with Mark 'Chin' Whatsisname
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1979 Lead
with Will Walker
with Will Walker
Hidden 11 Mar, 1978 AltLd
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