45m. Start 2m right of Lakeland Cragsman.
Climb the thin crack right of Lakeland Cragsman through the left hand of three breaks in the overhang. Thin moves lead up and left until a rightward slanting ramp/groove can be followed to a narrow ledge. Pull into a corner on the right and hand traverse the horizontal crack leftwards to pull out left. Follow easier ground to the top.

R. McHaffie and J. Bosher Sep/1991

Ticklists: Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's.

BarbsMurray 17/Sep/17 2nd
with Paul
pauldrew 17/Sep/17 Lead
Ryan23 12/Jul/17 2nd
with Alex, Ben
BPaske 12/Jul/17 Lead
with Ryan23
scottidog 12/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Nick
Hidden 12/Jul/17 2nd
Climbster 25/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Vick
Hidden 25/Jun/17 2nd β
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd
scottidog 07/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Paul Twyford
Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
mike fenwick 03/Jun/17 2nd
Mbowell 28/May/17 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 26/May/17 TR rpt
Benjamin Muis 25/May/17 2nd
with Hanna
Robbie Blease 14/May/17 Lead rpt
with Chris
scottidog 09/May/17 2nd
with Hugh Jordan, Chris Cookson
danjouan 07/May/17 2nd O/S
with Gillian Kennedy, John Kennedy
Hidden 02/May/17 Lead O/S
BigTone 02/May/17 2nd rpt
with Monty
Graeme Hammond 02/May/17 Lead O/S


with Matt G
Tim Rodgers 23/Apr/17 2nd
with Steve Murphy
oliverk 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Zoe
spenser 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S

The warm up for the day as the Revelation was wet, fab route.

Treeking82 ?/Apr/17 2nd O/S
with Gary woodburn
jackob 25/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Petarghh 06/Oct/16 Lead
Juliankitesurfer 06/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Peter Hill
Doug Sharpe 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Pete Forbes
cpforbes 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Doug Sharpe, Frances Coles
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
RM199 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Scooter Young 14/Aug/16 2nd
Rob Rocket 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
phleppy 06/Aug/16 Lead

Not sure about the finish to this!

with Garr
KendalIanO 23/Jun/16 2nd O/S

First route of the day. Good gear and interesting moves all the way. Have led this several times in previous years and always enjoyable. Quite easy for HVS.

with Mick Nunwick
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd
ebf 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S

The easiest and least good (although still good) of the three HVS here. The hand traverse section is shorter and less interesting than you hope for.

ned_85 18/Jun/16 Lead
with Scott Marc Berry
pastep 18/Jun/16 Lead
with ebf
D Tempest 06/Jun/16 Lead
with Paul
CMoore 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Scott Quinn 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
tunnah 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Robbie Blease 31/May/16 2nd O/S
with Bob
Martin Bennett 24/May/16 -
with SF
joe hallam 22/May/16 2nd
with Andrew Duncan
Andrew Duncan 21/May/16 Lead
Alison Cairns 14/May/16 Lead rpt
with Andy
Dervey 11/May/16 2nd
with Liam
NickJH 08/May/16 Lead
with Andy Dunhill
MDowson 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/16 2nd
adie84 ??/2016 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
aljones91 02/Oct/15 2nd
Mark Eddy 30/Sep/15 2nd

Another splendid route, seconded after leading Lakeland cragsman

Sam_Marsland 30/Sep/15 Lead O/S
BernNolan 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Rachel
John Kettle 14/Sep/15 -


Klingon 14/Sep/15 Lead
with JK
PeteWilson 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S

much better than Lakeland cragsman and much closer to the grade. very good pitch

with Simon Nadin, James, John P, Dave
Helen Boothman 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Clare Mains
joe.91 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Cam
Andy Chambers 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Danijela Simanic
BTphonehome 14/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyable climbing but midges stopped play after finishing - unbearable!

with Kasha
kasha_gregson 14/Jun/15 2nd
with Bram
joe_lancs 11/Jun/15 2nd
Mowglee 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ali
tmawer 24/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Mike Norbery
steely 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
owain-1978 22/Apr/15 2nd
uphillnow ??/2015 -
JohnBear 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Ryan
mcglenr25 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
gav 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The best of the three IMO. Never too hard, but really good moves. Slightly committing for a short section but not overly so.

with Dave
dknibb 19/Sep/14 2nd β

Excellent route.

with Gavin
WillCass 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Monika
r_o_b_h2 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Bart
tebs 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Another good route at an excellent crag. Ticked the FRCC guide routes apart from the VS which looked awful. Vegetated and dripping. We climbed the day after rain and really the crag could have done with another day for the wet streaks and damp cracks to get sorted.

with Tim
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd
The Ivanator 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A bit more sustained than Lakeland Cragsman, another great route.

with Rich
Steven Carter 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt
joem 02/Jul/14 Lead
with clure
ClareM.123 02/Jul/14 2nd O/S
twoplates 29/Jun/14 Lead
with Adam Milward
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Elsier 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Adrian
JanBella 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with frazer 24/Jun/14 2nd
with kev
Alex Thomson 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/14 2nd
BigTone 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
abbeywall 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Mike, K
Mike-W-99 14/Jun/14 2nd

A's lead

with K, abbeywall
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
olekemi 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Mark G
Chelsey Robinson 14/May/14 2nd O/S


with Andrew Senior
duncana 05/May/14 Lead

Another good line, technically fairly easy, and traverse left at the top is over before you know it

with Martin Bagness, Pippa Archer
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead rpt
helin 03/May/14 2nd
with peri, megan
pebbles 03/May/14 Lead

no memory of doing this before but according to my logbook I have previously seconded. retro flash ;-)

with helen, megan beaumont
Ben1983 03/May/14 2nd
Nigel Coe 29/Apr/14 2nd
with Bob Mott, Pete Kelly
Bob M 29/Apr/14 2nd

Slightly harder than Lakeland Cragsman and just as good.

with Pete Kelly, Nigel Coe
Hidden 30/Mar/14 -
Em66 ??/2014 Lead
with Mat
maria85 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S

I'm sure this is a great route, but I was nearly munched alive by a gigantic spider with beady red eyes, AND rained on. Humph. ;-)

with Jules
Hidden 27/Jul/13 -
Rog Wilko 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Rob Rocket, Bedspring
Rob Rocket 27/Jul/13 2nd

Sans root for the full experience

Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Martyn Nicholson 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
ColinD 13/Jul/13 2nd
with Roger CC
kelliroberts3 06/Jul/13 2nd
Pete Rigby 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
Hidden 27/Jun/13 Lead
martrin 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Paul Cook
Andrew1 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Hulda
55pete55 05/Jun/13 2nd
Harry Ellis 03/Jun/13 Lead


with Chris Cox
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Rob Rocket 04/May/13 2nd
Scooter Young 04/May/13 Lead
robbo157 ??/2013 -
robbo157 ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S
mksmith35 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 22/Sep/12 2nd
Little AndyH 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Coops_13 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
judith neaves 22/Jul/12 2nd
Conan 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Grey, Ken Taylor
tomhull 14/Jun/12 Lead rpt
eel 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
will9911 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah little
Danjones 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great slab route and plenty of gear, + great friction.

with John H
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 26/May/12 -
with martin broadhurst
Rachel S 23/May/12 2nd
with Ian W
55pete55 23/May/12 2nd
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd
lukerockwalker 31/Mar/12 Lead


with Christina Turtle
christinaturtle1 31/Mar/12 2nd


Peter Holder 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Jack Tomlinson
jacktomlinson 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Holder
Jim Slater 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Woodiee 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

awesome - feels soft for HVS but you wouldnt want to fall!

with sam webb
Hidden 23/Mar/12 2nd
Tom Keaveny 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

dirty and wet

D Tempest 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Mark D 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mikemontain 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Ash Peake
J1PEF 28/Jul/11 Lead
with beds
beds74 27/Jul/11 2nd
iwebster59017 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Kirsty810202 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko 04/Jul/11 2nd
with Zoe Wilkinson & Debbie Wilkinson
Ken Taylor 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Livingstone, Chris Michalak
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
garburn 16/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
J25 05/Jun/11 Lead
with Czech George
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
DaveAtkinson ?/Jun/11 2nd

Top quality. Harder and more intersting than LC.

with Haydn Keith, P.Cannon
Hidden 02/May/11 2nd
Mark D 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine
Steve Lenartowicz 29/Apr/11 -
tomhull 28/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with rin
Andrew Wilson 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
lukerockwalker 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S

nice warm up, stunning vistas.

with Chris Swanepol, Simon green
cat22 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mike
Jack Loftus 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Petarghh 23/Mar/11 2nd
AndyT1151 19/Mar/11 2nd
Gr33nster ??/2011 -

Fantastic climb, great weather and what a view!!

with chris swanepol, Chad
Hidden ??/2011 -
Adam1973 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
jlury 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Adam
Nigel Coe 13/Oct/10 2nd
with Amnon
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Adam1973 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 04/Sep/10 2nd

Delightful. The best HVS on the crag.

with Adam
Lee Sheard 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with John Hubbard
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jon bradley 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Huw Howells
Lawrie Brand 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Quality route!

with Mina
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jeanie
jonny taylor 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Andy B
ablackett 20/Jun/10 Lead
with Jonny
Calder 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mark
Diggler 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Calder
cheeky 11/Jun/10 2nd dog

Foot slipped whilst I was removing gear with both hands.

with Dave T
Mike_Hayes 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
joe king 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with dave melottte, dan towns
DanT 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Dave Melotte, Paul Rowlands
Dave Warburton 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Better than LC.

with 80's Pete
jl 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Penny
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 15/May/10 2nd
with Alan Walmsley
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
twoplates 03/May/10 2nd O/S
with dave sharpe
brockers 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Katharine.eaton 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
stewart murray 18/Apr/10 2nd
Adam1973 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
martrin 17/Apr/10 Lead
with Colin Smith
mbambi 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with will williamson
pebbles 11/Apr/10 2nd
with chris gooder
Mark Kemball 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nic Dill
Hidden 09/Mar/10 2nd
rockrat 09/Mar/10 2nd β
topsyturvy ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Dan Hattle
Little AndyH 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
barney800 17/Oct/09 2nd
jimdanson 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Steph
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
duzinga 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Pete
markfairbank 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mick D
stoat 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead
jadm2 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd rpt
mattcyp88 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mark4344 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S

brilliant route,consistent for grade, with no real crux or let up in the climbing. good pro when needed.

with Matt Payne
cheeky 09/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mountain Llama 30/May/09 Lead
with Paul S
stoat 30/May/09 2nd
with andy
Kirill 29/May/09 Lead O/S


cem 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
DanT 24/May/09 2nd O/S

James had a rope thrown down on him whilst leading with no warning from above.

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
malc 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with JT
chrisallan ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

First route in Lakes. Maybe fatigued from journey/slog uphill, but didn't consider it mild at HVS. That said, I didn't find anything easy that w/e.

with Simon Denison
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Marq 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
victim of mathematics 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S


with Matt
George Bassant 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Robin Steels
mikemartin 05/Apr/09 2nd
Jack Shepherd 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Martin
Tom Phillips 16/Mar/09 2nd
with dick
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 26/Dec/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Dec/08 Lead O/S
john lynch 23/Jul/08 Lead


with mike lynch
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
daveclarke5 07/Jun/08 Lead β

Had seconded it a couple of years ago

with Russell
John Pickles 03/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/08 Lead
lithos 31/May/08 2nd
with alan walmsley
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
SteveM 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Different Steve 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Guy Reid
martrin 21/May/08 2nd
with Colin Smith
Franco Cookson OLD 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
Caralynh 17/May/08 2nd
red1200 17/May/08 -
Hidden 13/May/08 2nd
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
gilldando 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S

loved it- second HVS, nice hand traverse

with Mike
Hidden 06/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd
nakedave ?/Sep/07 2nd
Swotson 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ian Athroll
colin milton 26/Aug/07 2nd
with ian dunbar
Marvino 22/Jul/07 Lead

An amazing climb and worth the slog up on its own. Was wet at the start and the hand traverse making the latter a little more exciting.

with Jamie
SMc ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
nakedave ?/Jan/07 -
nakedave ?/Jan/07 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
plain kitten ??/2007 AltLd
tomhull ??/2007 -
jimkeeley 10/Sep/06 Lead

Some muppet has taken the insitu hammerd in nuts from the top. to abb off so you have to down climb a lttle and traverse right to the tree with a chain.

clams ?/Sep/06 Lead
with CH, AD
Rob Davies 16/Aug/06 Lead
with Pete Hemmings
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Johnny
rob askew 12/Jul/06 2nd O/S

ian lead...towards the top rather than moving off left he followed a crack line up the slab...which we later found wasnt the route :-p

with ian
Shaw Brown 01/Jul/06 2nd
with David Jones
Tom Phillips 15/Jun/06 2nd
with leo
Leofallon 15/Jun/06 Lead
Hammy 13/Jun/06 2nd
with Chris Chilcott
ewen ??/2006 -
BlueJohn 11/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/05 2nd O/S
chris sm ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 -
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Wayne S ??/2005 2nd
The Reaper 27/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/04 2nd O/S
ianburton ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/03 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 06/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Chris
joe king ?/Jun/03 Lead
with steveP
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/03 Lead

Another excellent find.

with Debbie Wilkinson
steveP ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 05/May/03 Lead
with ron kenyon
chris skipton ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S

Great route. Tree belay gone. Found thread belay at LH end of grass ledge.

with Hemo
Hidden 21/Jul/02 -
Ratfeeder 20/Jun/02 2nd O/S
with Phil
John Kettle ??/2002 Lead
timmsy 01/Aug/01 -
with Ali
AlexD 27/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Barry
Hidden 26/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/01 AltLd
joe king 20/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with helen lambert
Dave Musgrove ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Steve Coates
Hidden ??/2001 -
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/96 -
p.crooky#1 21/Aug/95 Lead
with Nick Franklin
Hammy 11/Jun/95 2nd
with Pete Robinson
djmarko75 ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 20/Jun/93 -
with RA
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