45m. One of the best slab pitches in the Lakes! A fine sustained pitch with reasonable protection. Simply brilliant! Start at the centre of the main slab, just left of Holly Tree Crack.
Climb a short steep slab to a good hold below the right hand break in the overlap. Pull up right onto the slab and then go straight up to a bulge. A hard move over the bulge leads to a good hold. Continue up until moves right lead to a crack. Follow this to a narrow ledge. Pull up into the slight corner via a horizontal crack and climb the wall directly to the top.

C.Downer, C. Bacon. R. McHaffie Jun/1992

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Best slab climbs of the UK, Classic safe Lake District E2/E3, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

Mark Stevenson 10/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Mat Etheridge
Climbster 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Great climb; inspired me to invest in some micro-cams - after the event!

with Vick
Hidden 25/Jun/17 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Jun/17 2nd
mike fenwick 03/Jun/17 Lead
Tom McCabe 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Extremely good. Felt spicy in the middle, but there is enough gear. Small cams were nice to have.

Mbowell 28/May/17 Lead O/S

Finished direct to lower off

Charlie Zephyr Booth 26/May/17 TR rpt
Jeremy Wilson 26/May/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant rock and climbing throughout. Not sure there are many better E2 pitches in Cumbria! Some of the wire placements are looking a bit worn. Microcams provide a bit of extra comfort but gear is fine when needed.

with Paul Cox
Alan James - UKC and UKH 26/May/17 Lead
klipkabouter 14/May/17 Lead
Robbie Blease 14/May/17 2nd rpt
with Chris
Hidden 02/May/17 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/May/17 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, but maybe only E1 with a few narrow head cams like totams (which i had) otherwise it could feel completely different depending in your ability to place gear. It took a bit of fiddling to get the thread just above the 'good hold'. The final moves are brilliant bringing up the final wall to gain the jugs and the top. Abseiled for gear so Matt could lead.

with Matt G
joeflan 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
spenser 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Well worth it! Bit run out at times but never felt excessively dangerous, just pumpy on the calves!

Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd
jackob 25/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Fell of halfway thorough second overlap after spending five minutes trying to find somewhere to place some gear. Feel like i could have done it if i went for it and stopped fannying around with gear. One for another another time!

dprctr 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Lots of goods gear. Ran out of quickdraws! Very sore feet. Absorbing the whole way.

with Hendrick, Chris Ginge
ned_85 18/Jun/16 Lead
with Scott Marc Berry
Andysomething 10/Jun/16 2nd dog

In 2 pitches - CB used all 12 QDs in 25m so belayed on the ledge. The ropes pulled me off line - moved right into Holly Tree Crack and got up that ok

with Colin Binks
D Tempest 06/Jun/16 Lead
with Paul
CMoore 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Scott Quinn 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

good sustained climbing that like most have said hurts your bloody toes, didn't think gear was all that good & I managed to get a lot of it some very shallow rp's for the crux good gear came after 20m or so - never desperate

tunnah 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
tom.ireson ?/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Roy Goddard
Robbie Blease 31/May/16 2nd O/S


with Bob
K Mckay 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Great first E2 lead by Gavin! A fantastic spectacle to watch. A moderately protected slab topped by a wee bt of snow...Gavin working the weaknesses and smashing it completely.

gav 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Grumbled a lot, mainly because I was not convinced by much of the gear in the first half. Second half went much better. Slowly talked myself up the climb along with much encouragement from below. Wasn't quick, nor pretty. First E2.

with Katie M
MDowson 23/Apr/16 2nd
with sam webb
aljones91 02/Oct/15 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 11/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with dave armstrong, tim millen
Hidden 11/Sep/15 2nd
Helen Boothman 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Clare Mains
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead
Little AndyH 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
joe.91 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Mowglee 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Good route, not too hard but sustained and thought provoking. Found the gear to be fairly spaced, fiddly and marginal despite what others have said. Very sore toes by the top!

with Ali
MeMeMe 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Ow my poor toes!

with Rachel, Paul
JohnBear 24/Sep/14 Lead
with Ryan
mcglenr25 24/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Smelly Fox 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Liked it so much, I proposed to my lady on the top.

with Heather Fox
tatz45 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
r_o_b_h2 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Amazing route to finish off a 12 star day!

HimTiggins 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Bart
tebs 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Fairly run out but always on your feet. Sore toes at times. Great climbing and the second best route of a very good day.

with Tim
Calum Wadsworth 11/Jul/14 Lead β

Matt had left the gear in (I added some extra) consistent tricky moves all the way up but nothing too hard.

with Tom A
amccann 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Class. Wanted to do this ever since I saw "neil the weak's" photo on here.

Teappleby 11/Jul/14 Lead

On Matt's gear. never hard climbing, never too bold, just really hard work on your calves. Great route

Elsier 28/Jun/14 2nd
with Adrian
JanBella 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with frazer 24/Jun/14 2nd
with kev
Alex Thomson 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 2nd
Abi Chard 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
duncana 05/May/14 2nd

Excellent climbing, really rough rock, delicate moves. Probably scary to lead with what looked like somewhat marginal gear

with Martin Bagness, Pippa Archer
Ben1983 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Sandercock 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Incredible. 3 stars not enough.

with Chris Todd, Tori H
Hidden ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
robbo157 ??/2014 -
tim exley 24/Aug/13 Lead β

good pockets

hornbywill 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Goose4 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
foostu4 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd
kelliroberts3 06/Jul/13 2nd
Pete Rigby 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hulda 16/Jun/13 2nd
with Andi
Andrew1 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Hulda
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Ryan M Wilson 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 21/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Ellen Spencer
simonp ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
lukehunt 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with max
tomhull 14/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Dom Bush, Liam Lonsdale
eel 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
cat22 02/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Mike
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Em66 24/May/12 2nd
with Mat
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 29/Mar/12 Lead
with Pete Holder
Peter Holder 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Ashcroft
jacktomlinson 28/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Jim Slater 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

An interesting day on 'Aphasia'!

Woodiee 24/Mar/12 -

simpley awesome! - continually sustained climbing with just enough "good" gear to keep you happy - nice little suprise at the top too :)

with sam webb
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead
Petarghh 22/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Captain Gear ??/2012 -
ollyroberts 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
thebigfriendlymoose 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Sankey 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Luke
D Tempest 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mark D 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 TR O/S
Jen Crook 09/Aug/11 Lead
with Jocky Marr
J1PEF 28/Jul/11 2nd
with beds
beds74 27/Jul/11 Lead

Thin but positive, loads of gear for E2, bolder E1's!

Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead
tmawer 24/Jul/11 2nd rpt

A good lead by Andrea.

with andrea
Chad123 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Excellent climb which keeps you interested all the way, no really hard moves but quite a few thin ones to make you think. Plenty of rests but your feet will be sore by the top!

with Lard
garburn 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz 29/Apr/11 TR
tomhull 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

so good i abbed down stripping the gear so rin could lead it then i seconded up for another blast. awesome route.

with rin
greenroom 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Left me speechless.

Andrew Wilson 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S


with Nia
nia 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S


with Nia
cat22 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mike
tk1991 23/Mar/11 2nd
Petarghh 23/Mar/11 2nd

Didnt do crux, Jack broke out onto the thin crack instead of Holly tree Crack... awesome line though.

adie84 ??/2011 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Bob ??/2011 -
Nigel Coe 13/Oct/10 2nd
with Amnon
rob askew ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Decided it would be a better idea to try and tackle the blank slab direct, got a bit scared with lack of anything and moved slightly right to a lovely crack leading to the top. I think i went wrong.. but the climbing was good on route and off

with sean crombie
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Swotson 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jcurley 17/Sep/10 2nd dnf
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead β
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd
tjmillen ?/Aug/10 Lead
Lawrie Brand 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Superb sustained climbing! Incredible grippy rock, started up this in the rain

with Mina
jonny taylor 20/Jun/10 TR

What an incredible route. You can't get more sustained 5b than this. Would love to lead it but the gear, while surprisingly plentiful, all looked extremely marginal on the lower half.

with Andy B
ablackett 20/Jun/10 TR

Tried it on lead but backed off at the first overlap, I hadn't realised that E2 would be harder than all the E1's on the crag. Brilliant route on top rope though.

with Jonny
ianburton 19/Jun/10 Lead
Calder 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Mark
Diggler 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Pumped calves and tyred feet. Lovely sustained route.

with Calder
Mike_Hayes 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great climbing. Much more gear than i thought there would be. Ran out of quickdraws at the crack!

with 80's Pete
jl 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Penny
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 15/May/10 2nd

awesomly sustained. Good lead Alan.

with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
andy jennings 03/May/10 2nd O/S
with Floris
Sophie Nunn 03/May/10 Lead O/S
TiffTiff 03/May/10 2nd O/S
with Sophie, Heather
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mbambi 13/Apr/10 2nd
with will williamson
pebbles 11/Apr/10 2nd

excellent lead from chris, moves are small and crozzly, all there but sustained all the way to the top - fantastic route

with chris gooder
Mark Kemball 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/10 2nd
rockrat 09/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Got sketched out after the first overlap because protection was hard to come by. First time I've tried to onsight an E2.

jimdanson 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Steph
russasaurusRex 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Frazer, Adrian
jimbobimbo ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Liam
Shaw Brown 11/Jul/09 Lead

Felt much easier this time.

Peter Metcalfe 11/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jadm2 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Chris Wright 27/Jun/09 2nd
mattcyp88 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Lee Sheard 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with alan towse
George Bassant 08/Jun/09 Lead
with Pam Waud
esther ?/Jun/09 2nd
Kirill 29/May/09 2nd dog
cem 29/May/09 Lead O/S
DanT 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Fantastic Route, James's Lead

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
Owen W-G 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

5.30am alarm and 300 mile drive might have had something to do with it, but struggled on this one and got pretty scared up until the crack. Nearly chickened out of the lead after wobbling up T2 but figured I'd be kicking myself if I didn't give it a shot. Glad I did tho (after the event), a wickedly intense experience.

with Simon Denison
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
climbingpixie 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Hobson
Neil Morbey 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

scary + awesome

net 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with George
GPN 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Annette
Tom Phillips 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with dick
Hidden 16/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
derico 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Every move is a classic!

with Mikey
John Pickles 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
lithos 31/May/08 Lead β

alan led it, cleaned it on abseil , then i led it ! top route

with alan walmsley
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd O/S
SteveM 24/May/08 Lead rpt
with Bruce
DavidR 24/May/08 Lead O/S
joe king 19/May/08 2nd rpt
with rob coles
Franco Cookson OLD 18/May/08 Lead

Climbed up, over the crux- the bulge, then realised I needed a size 1.5 friend, down-climbed the crux, all the way to the bottom. Then I set out on it again realised I had no gear at the same point and had to down climb it again. Next time!- with a size 1.5 friend, the crux bit is real nice the though and the lower sections are also good.

with Big Ian
red1200 17/May/08 -
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead
Tom M Williams 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead
SMc ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
jimkeeley 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Chris Cowan
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead
whispering nic 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Neil C
BruceW 07/Apr/07 Lead β

Excellent climb!

with Becca
plain kitten ??/2007 AltLd
Rob Davies 16/Aug/06 AltLd dnf

Both of us backed off due to moves above wobbly gear - small hex might have given a more encouraging runner than what we had with us

with Pete Hemmings
Andy Clarke 15/Jul/06 Lead dog

Had done the hard moves over the overlaps then strayed too far left on upper slab and ran out of holds. Came off and had to reclimb crux. Limped out on sprained ankle.

with Johnny
Shaw Brown 01/Jul/06 Lead
with David Jones
Hidden 17/Jun/06 -
joe king 17/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with steve petit
Tom Phillips 15/Jun/06 Lead O/S

best E2 in Lakes that I have done

with leo
Leofallon 15/Jun/06 2nd
Hammy 13/Jun/06 2nd
with Wes Hunter, Chris Chilcott
steveP ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2006 Lead O/S
ewen ??/2006 -
SteveM ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Chris
chrishedgehog ??/2006 Lead O/S
with S. Mead
Mark A Humphries 12/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Hidden 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/05 -
Neil Ireson 20/Aug/05 Lead
with Jane
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 -
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 Lead
Chris Wright 15/May/05 Lead
NickJH ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with LiamG
Wayne S ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
steveP ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Simon Ringrose, Paul Rowlands
Bruce Kerr 06/Sep/03 Lead
with Rob Adie
Hidden 06/Jul/03 2nd O/S
adamwesthead 09/Jun/03 2nd O/S

Found a dying sheep at the bottom and tried to give it water.

with Hoult
mjeffery ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/03 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 05/May/03 2nd
with ron kenyon
Justin Shiels ?/Apr/03 Lead
with Chris
Mark Davies PK ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Fiend
pauldrew 22/Sep/01 2nd
with Julian Cox, Andy Brown
Hammy 10/Sep/01 2nd
with Pete Robinson
AlexD 27/Jul/01 TR
with Barry
Hidden 25/Jul/01 Lead
timmsy 21/Jun/01 Lead
with Tim Mosedale
Dave Musgrove ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Lyn
Bullybones ??/2000 -
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/98 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/97 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/96 Lead
Martin Bennett 17/Sep/95 -

Was graded E2/3 5c at the time. But Mike pushed me up it!

with MT
p.crooky#1 21/Aug/95 Lead
with Nick Franklin
Paul Clarke ??/1994 -
with Nick Dalzell
phil64 ??/1986 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
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