4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A long, committing and challenging climb that incorporates plenty of varied climbing. High in the grade. Start next to a pinnacle at the base of the face.
1) 5a, 15m. Move up from the right side of the pinnacle to a white groove on the right. Follow this to a bulge and pull over to reach a stance and belay next to a holly tree.
2) 5b, 14m. Climb the corner and move left to another. Follow this boldly to a slab that is climbed to a belay under a clean-cut crack in the wall on the right.
3) 5a, 27m. Jam the crack to a ledge, then continue up the cracks and narrow chimney above to a stance and belay.
4) 5a, 25m. Head left and pull into the base of a corner/groove. Climb it and the short walls above to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
An intricate line with sustained, delicate climbing in the first 2 pitches. Pitch 3 is of a different nature offering technical crack/chimney climbing.

Ticklists

Caff's Cool E1s List, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Graeme Hammond 21 Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Sep AltLd O/S
joe.91 30 Jun AltLd RP P2, took some air time due to a slipped foot! Great route, best E1 in Borrowdale for sure. Must be on everyones ticklist its amazing!
with K Mckay
P2, took some air time due to a slipped foot! Great route, best E1 in Borrowdale for sure. Must be on everyones ticklist its amazing!
with K Mckay
K Mckay 30 Jun AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
esther ?May AltLd Drier and cleaner than expected. First pitch has pretty poor gear and not that enjoyable, second pitch was amazing and very well protected. Third pitch great moving left and then easy to the top
Drier and cleaner than expected. First pitch has pretty poor gear and not that enjoyable, second pitch was amazing and very well protected. Third pitch great moving left and then easy to the top
Scott Quinn 6 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S An amazing route despite it being wet & neglected cant believe this doesnt get the traffic it deserves probably the best e1 in the lakes!
with tunnah
An amazing route despite it being wet & neglected cant believe this doesnt get the traffic it deserves probably the best e1 in the lakes!
with tunnah
tunnah 6 Oct, 2018 AltLd
joeflan 1 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Best E1 in lakes!!
with Frazer Scott
Best E1 in lakes!!
with Frazer Scott
CMoore 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Awesome. Cleaner and drier than expected.
with Tim Mather
Awesome. Cleaner and drier than expected.
with Tim Mather
todness 10 Jul, 2018 2nd some interest in the approach, descent and return to car as well as in the surprisingly clean climb which is very varied and well worth the effort. Thank you Sam for leading most of it in impeccable style.
some interest in the approach, descent and return to car as well as in the surprisingly clean climb which is very varied and well worth the effort. Thank you Sam for leading most of it in impeccable style.
Abi Chard 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
dprctr 25 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Done in three pitches. Bold, delicate spooky climbing. Lead all three, the exposure the on final pitch was mega. Gear quite rubbish on the runout bit of the first pitch. Felt close ish to E2 to me.
with Matt Stockwell
Done in three pitches. Bold, delicate spooky climbing. Lead all three, the exposure the on final pitch was mega. Gear quite rubbish on the runout bit of the first pitch. Felt close ish to E2 to me.
with Matt Stockwell
Jon Greening 6 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf The approach path has completely disappeared. Followed the current guidebook description which does the first two pitches in one. Got about 6 or 7 metres up what would have been the old second pitch and turned tail - only one bit of gear and what looked like a dirty corner with no obvious protection - a bit gutted but it felt more like E25b - but no one else seems to think so
with Dan
The approach path has completely disappeared. Followed the current guidebook description which does the first two pitches in one. Got about 6 or 7 metres up what would have been the old second pitch and turned tail - only one bit of gear and what looked like a dirty corner with no obvious protection - a bit gutted but it felt more like E25b - but no one else seems to think so
with Dan
NickJH ??, 2018 -
steely 8 May, 2017 AltLd O/S BANZAI!! proper adventure. Led pitch 1 and 3. P1 delicate. P3 quite technical and thuggy in equal proportions. rock sound throughout just requires more traffic!!
with clams
BANZAI!! proper adventure. Led pitch 1 and 3. P1 delicate. P3 quite technical and thuggy in equal proportions. rock sound throughout just requires more traffic!!
with clams
clams ?May, 2017 AltLd Led p2 and 4. Didn't fancy the crux groove at top of p2 so tunnelled through grass and trees to the left. P3 excellent. P4 bit mossy but good moves l from the spike
with Iain
Led p2 and 4. Didn't fancy the crux groove at top of p2 so tunnelled through grass and trees to the left. P3 excellent. P4 bit mossy but good moves l from the spike
with Iain
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Small and weak 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Whorlhill 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Ted F ?Jul, 2016 Lead
with Dick
with Dick
joe_lancs 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd p2
p2
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd
tom.ireson ?Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Roy Goddard
with Roy Goddard
tmawer 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt Rigged for abseil, which saves an unpleasant walk off.
Rigged for abseil, which saves an unpleasant walk off.
BTphonehome 19 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Banzai! Absolute class. Four very different pitches taking in bold, delicate, technical, thuggy and well protected climbing. Superb route.
with tmawer
Banzai! Absolute class. Four very different pitches taking in bold, delicate, technical, thuggy and well protected climbing. Superb route.
with tmawer
Hidden 9 Apr, 2015 AltLd
johno072 ??, 2015 Lead
John Kelly 14 Sep, 2014 2nd bad day at office, all felt hard, failed to lead p3
with MB
bad day at office, all felt hard, failed to lead p3
with MB
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Ian Jones 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S outstanding. Pitch 2 thin, sustained with only adequate gear. Pitch 3 bombproof and very tricky. Got caught in the rain.
with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O.
outstanding. Pitch 2 thin, sustained with only adequate gear. Pitch 3 bombproof and very tricky. Got caught in the rain.
with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O.
Hidden 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
klipkabouter 9 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Johan Gausden
with Johan Gausden
johang 9 Jul, 2014 AltLd dog Took p1 and p3. Chris took 2 and 4. Had to aid through the chimney due to failing light. Solid E1.
with Chris Swanepoel
Took p1 and p3. Chris took 2 and 4. Had to aid through the chimney due to failing light. Solid E1.
with Chris Swanepoel
Harry Ellis 19 Jul, 2013 Lead Awesome route, gear just adequate on 1 + 2 good on 3 +4.
with rick armitage
Awesome route, gear just adequate on 1 + 2 good on 3 +4.
with rick armitage
Hidden ??, 2013 -
martrin 26 May, 2012 Lead the rock is clean, but it needs to be dry!!
with Sarah Kekus
the rock is clean, but it needs to be dry!!
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 3 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 3 May, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 15 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
nia 24 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2012 AltLd
nakedave 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd
with tomhull
with tomhull
tomhull 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S excellent route, comedy descent
excellent route, comedy descent
chris m fisher 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden 27 Apr, 2011 AltLd
S Lynch 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
markfairbank 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Decent route for the first trad rock of the year, led pitches 1 and 3... pretty sustained stuff. All the winter wall training definitely didn't help with the chimney on P3!
with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
Decent route for the first trad rock of the year, led pitches 1 and 3... pretty sustained stuff. All the winter wall training definitely didn't help with the chimney on P3!
with Paul Sheehan, Ian Moore
climbingpixie 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd RP Awesome route, worth a visit to the crag just for this! Led P1 & 2 together, enjoyed thrutching up P3 on second then took a bit of a pendulum leading P4 after cocking up the moves left into the groove from the belay. Lowered to the belay and led cleanly second go.
with Pagan
Awesome route, worth a visit to the crag just for this! Led P1 & 2 together, enjoyed thrutching up P3 on second then took a bit of a pendulum leading P4 after cocking up the moves left into the groove from the belay. Lowered to the belay and led cleanly second go.
with Pagan
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
mbambi 3 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with will williamson
with will williamson
net 3 Jul, 2010 2nd Fantastic route!
with GPN
Fantastic route!
with GPN
GPN 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Best E1 I've done in the Lakes.
with net
Best E1 I've done in the Lakes.
with net
greenroom 27 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Great climb, loads of action. Had the crag to ourselves. Three buzzards flew over on pitch four
with Dave Sharpe
Great climb, loads of action. Had the crag to ourselves. Three buzzards flew over on pitch four
with Dave Sharpe
J1PEF 18 Apr, 2010 - Great climb, three stars, E1 not the HVS that is shown here!!
Great climb, three stars, E1 not the HVS that is shown here!!
cosmicray ??, 2010 -
ollybennett 27 Sep, 2009 AltLd
oliverthomp 9 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Tristian Semple
with Tristian Semple
John Pickles 30 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Neil Mackay
with Neil Mackay
Hidden 16 Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hammy 7 Jun, 2009 2nd Solid E1
with Danny Towers
Solid E1
with Danny Towers
Johann ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim Nichol
with Tim Nichol
nuts and bolts ?Sep, 2005 -
John Kettle ??, 2005 AltLd
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
Shaw Brown 7 Jun, 2003 AltLd
with David Menadue
with David Menadue
Hidden 30 Jul, 2000 AltLd
mikej 7 May, 2000 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
p.crooky#1 22 Jul, 1997 AltLd
with Crotty
with Crotty
gjd ??, 1997 2nd
with JeffK
with JeffK
Mick King 14 Jun, 1995 AltLd LED Ps 1 &3
with Karl Lunt
LED Ps 1 &3
with Karl Lunt
Seymore Butt ??, 1995 AltLd
with Dave Barton
with Dave Barton
rurp ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1994 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jul, 1992 AltLd
D Tempest 27 Jul, 1991 AltLd
with Rick
with Rick
Steve Crowe 30 Apr, 1990 AltLd O/S
tmawer 8 Jul, 1986 AltLd
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden ??, 1985 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1984 Lead O/S
with Phillippa Mathews
with Phillippa Mathews
Nigel Bond 7 Aug, 1982 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
Hammy 10 Jul, 1982 Lead
with Fai Kwong
with Fai Kwong
Hammy 31 Aug, 1981 AltLd
with Rob Lawson, Jonathon Stacey
with Rob Lawson, Jonathon Stacey
Mike C 25 Jun, 1980 2nd Pitches 1 & 2 only
Pitches 1 & 2 only
Brian Wilderspin 25 Jun, 1980 Lead
with Mike C
with Mike C
Hidden 24 May, 1980 Lead
Hidden 4 May, 1980 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Martin Bennett 8 Aug, 1978 - Hard for the grade I thought.
with JD
Hard for the grade I thought.
with JD
Hidden ?May, 1978 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 30 Apr, 1978 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
with Jim Worthington
Hidden 15 Apr, 1978 AltLd
cenotaphcorner 15 Apr, 1978 AltLd O/S
with Paul Ingham
with Paul Ingham
Hidden 11 Jun, 1977 -
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