3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great route, that is one of the easier lines on Main Cliff, however the approach and climbing, make it a very committing route that shouldn't be underestimated. Start as for the Big Groove below the vague line of flakes running to the corner.
1) 5b, 35m. Climb up to the flakes and follow them rightwards across to a ledge below a short corner. Climb this for few metres and then move left into another left-facing corner which leads to a belay ledge on the right. This is also Big Groove P1.
2) 4b, 15m. Descend slightly and step left into a wide crack, follow this until you reach a line of flakes that lead easily up leftwards to a belay below a long groove about 10m higher than your previous belay.
3) 5b, 25m. Head up the groove on the left, tackling the awkward bulge, before you gain a large stance on the left.
4) 4b, 21m. Continue up via easier climbing behind the belay to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Gives a good view of The Big groove but never really delivers on quality.

Ticklists: MIA logbook must haves!, Ingle Routes.

j.buckley87 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Topped at 22:30 after retreating off big groove birds all over the place best avoided and we probably would have backed off if it wouldn't have involved a swim

Chris Oldfield 09/Jun/17 2nd dog
with Dave Smith, James Buckley
beagly77 ??/2017 -
southern_smit ??/2017 2nd
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Lead
with Charlie Jordan
Twid Turner ??/2016 -
friendzone1234 16/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

i attempted first pitch, i became pumpy very early on an retreated back to belay after a down climb. i then lead pitches 2 and 4

with matthew reynolds
jezb1 16/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dave Almond 11/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 2nd
Andrew Sloan 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4th pitches.Large bird nest at start of pitch 2 with very large green birds....cormorants I think!

Martin Haworth 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy
dprctr 04/May/13 2nd β

2nd pitch 1, had to bail onto PeepShow due to nesting Birds

Hidden 17/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
alasdair19 ??/2012 -
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
metal arms 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Colin Scotchford 24/Jul/11 AltLd
al99 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Route finding on P1 not obvious, good route though.

HIGHTOWER 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Pete Nugent 24/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! Tony was sure that we had trversed as far as the Pheadra recess & that the twin cracks of Nightride were above and to the left. Hence the crack in front of us must be the start of Scavenger, our chosen route. Tony had to dog his way up this crack, muttering about it being hard for 4c. I had to be hauled up it. I climbed up and right onto more amenable ground and asked a nearby team which route they were on - Big Groove! We had mistaken the block/bay below Syringe etc for that of Pheadra! As far as I can tell the crack Tony climbed has had no recorded ascents. I must have then traversed onto Peepshow and hence belyyed by the big spikes in the middle of Pentathol p2. Tony carried on up Pentathol - I avoided the "mantelshelf" move by means of a high jam and smearing/laybacking up the left wall thereby wedging my right buttock on the slopng shelf.

with Tony Madden
PAJames ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tom Livingstone 27/Sep/10 AltLd
A Crook 10/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lovely P1 monkeying around on huge flakes with sparce gear fantatsic. Then into classic gogarth 4c terratory, bird shit, jams, and corners. Plus the odd perplexing bulge

frost 10/Jun/10 AltLd
with Adam, N Griffiths
NeilGriffiths 10/Jun/10 AltLd

Pooed on by a Razorbill.

with Simon Frost, Adam
phil64 ?/Jun/10 -

tricky corner slab1

with richie
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Steve Long ??/2010 -
PaulTanton 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John Hardiman
Shaw Brown 27/Jun/09 AltLd

Tricky to go the correct way at the start, rock was very soapy on the crux. Not a good warm up!

with Loz
Carly 03/May/09 AltLd
with Richard
Hidden 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd
John Roe 14/Nov/08 2nd
centurion05 14/Nov/08 Lead O/S
rob1 25/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Williams
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Bob M 04/Jun/07 AltLd

Paul led both crux pitches

pauldrew 26/May/07 AltLd
Chris the Tall 24/Jun/06 Lead dnf

Bit of an epic ! Trouble finding the start, then went past the belay and were convinced we'd gone on the wrong line. Eventually heavy rain made it all academic and we fled for our lives!

Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Owen Tomkins
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 27/Aug/05 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead O/S
csalvage ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Roger Heywood
Hidden 21/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 AltLd O/S
phardman 17/Jun/01 Lead O/S
pete johnson 06/May/01 AltLd O/S
with Lun
mike lawrence? ??/2001 Lead
with Alex B
Rock Fairy ?/Jan/00 2nd

Froze in tent. Did 1st pitch of Jaborandi.

with Carl
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
WB 18/Oct/99 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Phil West 02/Aug/99 AltLd dog

1st pitch very steep for a warm up! Stood in a sling. Also aided the 3rd pitch around the roof. Weather being hot & humid didn't help. Thunderstorms on way home.

with Steve Wild
Ched ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
duncan ??/1995 AltLd O/S

Date and partner uncertain

with Dan Donovan
auld al ??/1994 AltLd O/S

climbed this after starting up big groove by mistake - was enjoying though and ahd done the crux before haveing to take a rest - so then retreated as we hadn't a clue which route we were on -1st time on main cliff

Andy Say 27/Apr/91 Lead
pingora 17/Jul/90 AltLd O/S
with Bankhead
Nick Biven ??/1990 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/89 AltLd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 30/Apr/88 Lead
with Jean Williamson
Hidden 04/Apr/88 AltLd
Richard Weller 23/May/87 AltLd
with Paul Mavin
Hidden 31/May/85 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1985 -
uphillnow 19/Mar/84 AltLd

Done all pitches on one or another ascent

with Andrew (Pog) Horn
neilh ?/Jun/83 AltLd
with dave croker
Falko ??/1981 AltLd O/S

Same day as Big Groove and Rat Race

with Howard Lancashire
Hidden ??/1981 -
Hidden 28/Sep/80 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/80 Lead
GeoffG 27/May/79 AltLd
with tony bowker
Brian Wilderspin 15/Apr/79 AltLd
with Simon
Hidden 14/Apr/79 AltLd
Chris Terrey 16/Jul/78 AltLd
with Gerry Dunford
Ian Jones ??/1978 AltLd O/S
granitbahn ??/1978 AltLd
Martin Bennett 14/May/77 -
with JD
RichardMc 14/May/77 AltLd O/S
with Dave Langmead
Hidden ??/1977 Lead O/S
Bolt Phobia 14/May/76 AltLd O/S
with Dave Williams
mikej 13/Sep/75 AltLd
with Mike Byles
Bolt Phobia 14/May/75 AltLd
with Dave Williams
Hidden 27/Sep/70 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/1970 AltLd
with Keith Roberts
mikej 27/May/69 AltLd dnf

Wil started the first pitch but the waves increased and we retreated.

with Wil Hurford
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