Rockfax Description
Climb the crack then move up and right to the arete. Bold. © Rockfax

danJBA 18/Sep Lead β
Ben Bransby 26/Jun Solo
melv 03/Jun Lead O/S
with Fi
Graeme Hammond 21/May Lead O/S
with Michael Morrell
Manc88 18/May Lead dog

Pumped out on the final move. Felt pumpy throughout and much harder than HVS 5a - I feel sandbagged by BMC!

ColinD 17/May/16 Lead

A little nervous getting onto ledge with gear; stupid boy, then fine once settled... nice upper parts.

with Keith
Roget 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 01/Nov/15 2nd O/S
with Roger
rurp 29/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Good top wall

ASchwirtz 29/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Could not get established in right wards slanting groove above break.

John Higgs 08/Aug/15 Solo dnf
Dan Vaj 21/Jun/15 Lead RP

Fell first time at the top....

with James Simpson
scottcoates 04/May/15 2nd
with williap
williap 04/May/15 Lead dnf

HVS 5a in the book....didn't feel like it! Backed off

dannyboy83 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 -
bendevonport 08/Jun/14 2nd
jshields 08/Jun/14 Lead

Worth E1 for the short, traverse is sketchy for the short.

rich_hw 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
the power 24/Apr/14 Lead RP
with rob
dr_botnik 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with scotth
LJC 15/Nov/13 Lead
with Theo
Hidden 27/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
alastairbegley 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with David West
Hidden 08/Dec/12 2nd
masa-alpin 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

The crux is 5c for me, a very shortie; probably 5b for the people with average reach, as Simon found. I didn't expect skyhook and slider-nut were of some use. E1 5b/5c.

with Simon P
perrys 18/Nov/12 2nd
deacondeacon 26/Oct/12 Lead

Lead this when I couldnt work out the finishing moves to lucky strike, have a vague feeling I may have seconded this in the past.

martroberts 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Nice little route but too hard for both the HVS and the 5a in the guide. Lots of unlikely and good moves packed in to this one.

Alex Winter 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Tricky little number.

with W. Morgan
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
jwpil 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
mark20 01/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Falko 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Al W.
pmurdy 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Arthur B
andybirtwistle 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Keith kept falling of following!

Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chris wyatt 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Took me quite a while on the resting ledge to work this one out. Good route

with steve tree
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead
Sgt. Vest 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 24/Aug/10 Lead

Enjoyable route if not a little airy at times

with Jonny Wing
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 TR
buxtoncoffeelover 21/May/10 TR
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
skittles 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Got a bit confused and decided to traverse the route a bit lower than I should have been (thought it was a little tricky, managed it tho), was a bit late in the day unfortunately thou at least one knows where to go for next time.

simonp ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Kirill 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Cowan
gnc760 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Mackie
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead dog
koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden 24/Jun/08 TR
stuartberg 01/Jun/08 TR O/S
RichT 13/May/08 2nd
with Peter and Charlie
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
sasmojo 18/Mar/07 Lead dnf

how hard is this route at its grade? Although I was climbing pretty poorly.

with Graham Westbrook
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Stig 02/May/04 Lead dog


with Jonathan Teale
cem 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Dave Musgrove 15/Oct/94 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/May/93 Lead O/S
with Dave Gurney
Andy Say 23/Sep/89 Solo
stp 09/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/80 Solo
Mark Kemball 24/May/80 Solo
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Votes cast 19
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 19
Votes cast 15
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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