Rockfax Description
The centre of the weirdly-patterned slab feels a bit 'out there'. The rock might be a touch friable in places. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Up the face of the slab, a little in from the left-hand arete.

suds_01 22/Aug Solo O/S
Charlie Fraser 27/Jun 2nd O/S
with Jia
jameslomax 27/Jun Lead O/S

Quite wet

with Holly
crabtreer 30/May 2nd O/S
eastonator 28/May Lead O/S
with Sam Tucker
SamT1 28/May 2nd β
ecromwell 27/May 2nd
with Alison Cromwell
R Brown 16/Apr 2nd O/S
with Danny A
jamienicol ?/Apr Lead
with Emma
ADConway 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S
ollyrowe 29/Aug/16 Lead
with Stu
AndyScheller 27/Aug/16 2nd
Rob Hirst 27/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Davidchatterton 15/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with heyhoot
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Tim Sparrow ?/Aug/16 Solo
Maria Bechaalani 24/Jun/16 Lead

went too far left at the top and ran out of holds and gear...

with Robin Morton
Hidden 17/Jun/16 Lead
cpoad 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dan P
dpiddock 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Chris P
scorpia97 10/Feb/16 2nd
with Caspian
Hidden 10/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Lukem6 29/Aug/15 2nd
Jenny Monkey 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with kev
jamesshames 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
ReubenS1990 ?/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Whipinator ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
j4kub 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with claire gibson
Tom Phillips 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Penny
Hidden 31/May/15 Lead O/S
Manonlud 31/May/15 2nd O/S
Ian JL 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Norman_P_W 24/May/15 Lead
with Bob M
Bob M 24/May/15 2nd
Mr. K 04/May/15 Lead O/S

No gear in the final few metres made for a spicy experience, nice moves though on solid holds.

FlamehairedFrodo 04/May/15 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Matt Smith 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 06/Aug/14 Lead

Fairly steady. Loads of gear, and a standard rack provides all the pro you need. I think I used 9 quickdraws as I was stitching it up, thinking there was no gear higher up (there is). And yes I was in the centre of the slab ;)

DanChad 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mikelaing ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Roy
Steveb27 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
Tom Brierley Gore 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Perry
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Solo
scarybiker 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

easy first 2/3rds, harder 3/3rd

jowe87 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ChristyCole 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd
Tim Sparrow 30/Aug/13 Solo
rd20 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Lizz P
Half Pint Lizz 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Robert Dufton
Hidden 23/Aug/13 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/13 Solo
John Brayshaw 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 20/Jul/13 2nd
with John
Hidden 12/Jun/13 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ben Selby
Marq 05/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
K Wall 04/May/13 2nd
with Martin
cvsephton 04/May/13 Lead
with Rob
Matthew Edwards 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I understand the 'out there' comment in the guidebook after doing the route, no placements up past halfway...

partz 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Ed
albt 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
joe gallacher 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Goaman
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead rpt
ilarge 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Pete Nesbitt
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
Slarti B 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Eckersley
josh1905 ?/May/12 Solo
tobydunford 11/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Bryan M 06/Apr/12 Lead
with Mat Downes
wilkie14c 06/Apr/12 Lead
with Blue Straggler
Ade7 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam C
Hidden 06/Apr/12 2nd O/S
steven 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Ade
Rhydian Evans 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
djromberg ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
mhawk 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Paul Martin
themadbrown 11/Mar/12 2nd

Me in rock boots...slowly. James in Ice!

with james
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
pad-rat ??/2012 -
Rob_Webster ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 29/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Jim Malo 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Barry
Steve Webster 28/Aug/11 2nd
stevens744 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with andy stevens
fatbuoybazza 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with jim
Adrian Daniels 28/Aug/11 Lead
moelfras 28/Aug/11 -
Karlos 26/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
iceicebaby 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S

would never want to lead this...too bold for me!

themadbrown 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Agreement with other notes re the blank top third-yikes!

Spiderpiglet 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with dawn
Rob Hirst ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Benn A ?/Aug/11 Lead
climbingchica ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
samappears 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

3rd route of the day. I'd personally found it harder than the VS4c I climbed first this day, but properly more because I knew I had a large run out on the traverse, which would have made for a very nasty fall. I did possibly top out slightly short off the proper top out. Nice route though.

with Louis Diaz
@ChrisBeloe 18/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Originally mistook this climb for the S4a next to it due to not properly memorizing the guidebook which was left at the top. Got about 2/3 of the way up, realized that there was little or no more gear and significantly fewer handholds, this combined with the looming rainy clouds and lack of contacts caused me to make the decision to downclimb.

with Chris Pearce
jimmysdead 25/May/11 Lead O/S

with Emma

with Emma
Alex Shermer 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Heather Sinclair, Sarah Harrison
MariaT 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
David Walker 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Maria
shed_hed 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Might have stuck a bit close to the arete.

Byronius Maximus 29/Apr/11 -
with Jools O'Neill
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
Richard James Edmunds ??/2011 Lead O/S
jordan taylor ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Jonny M 28/Nov/10 Lead O/S
kim.mulji 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Laila, Jason
kleinej 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Micro wires protected this, but so much of the rock I stuffed them behind seemed friable making this a bit scary.

with Lailah, Kim M
thetradlad 14/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Lister
Dibdawg 01/Jun/10 2nd O/S
steven24584 ?/Jun/10 Lead
timofy ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ross duffield 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with row
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead
John Bonney 02/May/10 Lead O/S

Long run-out at top of slab, not sure I got the right line

with Jackie Simpson
rfdl100 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Waters
hardoreVdiffBen 01/May/10 Solo
Hidden 01/May/10 Solo
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/10 -
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Leelogs 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with SCC
victim of mathematics 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Some of the holds aren't above question, but the moves are nice

Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 27/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Irn Bruce 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
heavy Belay 17/Aug/09 2nd
with Fisher
canis cibo 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
JezzaCat ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Stella
Stella Baylis ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
shed_hed 03/May/09 Lead O/S
benjhans ?/May/09 2nd O/S
with Darren
toby2000 ??/2009 -
Hidden 05/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Howard J 22/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Ronnie Abrams
chedder 11/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
tom_1985 09/Jun/08 Lead
with Jules
Jules_Robbo ?/Jun/08 2nd
with Tom
GeorgeArmstrong 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Harrison
jamie ward 04/May/08 Lead

Not a very good route, no clear line!

with Robbie Smyth
pad-rat 01/Apr/08 Lead
Matt Tranter 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jen Edwards
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
deano 31/Jul/07 AltLd
with tunnel morgan
monkeyjumper ?/Jul/07 Lead
Lloydfletch 06/Jun/07 Lead
with Gareth
sazzle86 ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ian Parkhouse
Rup D 05/May/07 Lead

I loved this climb!

with Ian Tadman
Allan Watson 05/May/07 Lead
with Ian Atkins
Dave Wearing 07/Apr/07 Lead
with Sparky
gareth r 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Frances
brady 23/Sep/06 Lead
with Kate
crag_monster ?/Jun/06 Lead
Marq 27/May/06 2nd rpt
with Daniel Dennehy
Jesse Dufton 18/May/06 2nd
with bob3141
bob3141 18/May/06 Lead
Marq 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Steve (HMC)
bob3141 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Jesse Dufton 18/Mar/06 2nd
with bob3141
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/05 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead
Raggar 05/Oct/02 Lead
with Andy J
nigehughes ?/Sep/02 Lead
with John Roe
John Roe 07/Aug/01 -
with Nige Hughes
Hidden 12/May/01 -
MartinN 06/May/01 Lead O/S
FrankW 24/Feb/01 Lead O/S
with Joe
belay bunny turned bad ??/2000 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -
Bob M 30/Aug/98 2nd
with Jill Stevens
RichardMc ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Sean Casey
lundyman 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S

Simon & John met me for a day during our family holiday.

with Simon Clarke
GrahamHP ??/1995 Lead
Andy Say 02/May/94 2nd
Iain Thow 05/Jun/93 Solo
epic ed ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S
with Newgale week
Tom V 27/Apr/92 Solo
jon 20/Oct/86 Lead
with students
Will Webb ??/1985 Solo
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