16m. Varied and absorbing. Climb the open groove to a pair of peg runners (wires down on the left and immediately above). Pull up leftwards (various gear) then step out right onto the overhang to reach a peg runner and in-situ thread just above. Climb the right-side of the prominent elongated hole past a bolt runner (and good wire above) then finish delicately, with a quicker pulse, on much smoother rock to a shared double ring abseil station.

Originally E2 5b. Re-cleaned and re-equipped, with an extra peg added in 2012. Abseil station re-located to the left.

G A Jenkin, M Ward 12/Feb/1989

Andrew Sloan 27/Oct/17 2nd O/S

Pete inadvertently finished at the left abseil station, I don't think any difference to the grade.

with pete
Jim blackford 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Low in the grade e1, rather good though. Climbing just further right to finish on right hand abseil point looked worthwhile

guy xavier percival 16/Aug/17 Lead O/S
TGHB 15/Jun/17 TR dog

Very fun route, look forward to giving it a tick

DanJennings 15/Jun/17 2nd
Wendy Watthews 15/Jun/17 Lead rpt
JoeCoxson 26/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Well protected after the first pegs

with Mr G, Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews 26/Feb/17 Lead

On joes gear

with Mr G, joe c
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead rpt
felixizzy 14/Apr/15 Lead β

On Lewis' gear til the pegs then o/s from there up. Really nice climbing with good rests.

with Lewis
Hidden 04/Jan/15 2nd rpt
evhall 04/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Tom P
LucasHarazin 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Jess Broadhurst
just one more 19/Apr/14 -
with Max B
pheotleyr 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Without preplaced gear this time. Even though I wasn't fully recovered from being sick, this felt soft for E1 5b.

with Jana
pheotleyr 15/Oct/13 Lead β

Led on Ben's gear. Lots of upper end 5a climbing, no proper 5b climbing I thought. And reasonably protected. Seemed pretty soft for E1 to me, but the preplaced gear might have helped.

with Ben
Cheese Monkey 15/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Went left at hole first, re-lead it properly!

with Peter
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Stanners 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Pleasantly surpising route for new quarry trad! Found it quite technical getting to the thread but only 5b.

Mark Davies PK 04/Jul/13 2nd rpt

E1 5b now

with Stanners
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 TR O/S
Didymus 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Judging by the cobwebs a neglected route but surprisingly nice climbing and solid rock for NQ. There are some good wires and micro-wires but the rotten tat and corroded pegs and mangled bolts needs replacing. Worth E2 in current state, maybe E1 if refitted?

with Rich
Bristoldave 09/May/09 Lead O/S
KRB 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Martin Bridges
Paz 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with KF
Hidden 12/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Ady Short
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
Ally Smith ??/2001 -
gimmer ??/2001 -

Snapped in-situ wire (by hand!)

Hidden ??/2000 -
crimpaway ??/1999 Lead
chris sm 04/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
lowersharpnose 02/Aug/95 Lead O/S

The easiest E2 in the gorge? More like HVS.

with Adam
AndySL 17/Jun/93 Lead β
with Mark
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