Rockfax Description
30m. An 'ordinary route' but an extraordinary outing that spirals its way up the cliff. The old-timers used to do it in five separate pitches and used peg belays at several of the stances. It covers some interesting ground and includes a dreaded stomach-traverse. Above the stomach-traverse climb past the ‘Bull's Horns' and exit rightwards from the highest (4th) ledge. © Rockfax

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Fiestyfi 14 Sep 2nd O/S Definately not a VD! Guidebook says HVD and I would put it slightly higher due to the sketchy and scrittly traverse around the bull horns. Interesting route other than that.
Definately not a VD! Guidebook says HVD and I would put it slightly higher due to the sketchy and scrittly traverse around the bull horns. Interesting route other than that.
PeteWilson 14 Sep Lead
with Fiestyfi, Andi T, Dave
with Fiestyfi, Andi T, Dave
Wayne S 3 Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 3 Aug 2nd β
leaht1 10 Jul Lead O/S Great fun on the stomach crawl and bulls horns. Did in 2 pitches and still got rope drag.
with Beth
Great fun on the stomach crawl and bulls horns. Did in 2 pitches and still got rope drag.
with Beth
paulerussell 6 Jul 2nd O/S
with Charles
with Charles
Abbicharlotte 25 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Legendspt 11 Jul, 2018 Lead β
with Nick Pilling
with Nick Pilling
db79 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 26 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
Mr Messy 23 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Julie
with Julie
Flavio 4 May, 2018 Solo O/S
midweekjolly2 13 Aug, 2017 Lead
with Tim E
with Tim E
crabtreer 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Easy enough until you get to the bulls horns, should be graded harder than VD plus if your only climbing at this grade you might have to abb off !! (finished up Layback VS)
Easy enough until you get to the bulls horns, should be graded harder than VD plus if your only climbing at this grade you might have to abb off !! (finished up Layback VS)
Angie Jones 2 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2017 AltLd G/U
BMaybee 24 Mar, 2017 2nd
SWhite10 24 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Split into three pitches and led all three. Ben's first multipitch route. Interesting finish.
with BMaybee
Split into three pitches and led all three. Ben's first multipitch route. Interesting finish.
with BMaybee
ebf 29 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Did as two pitches, which seemed to work well. Paul led to ledge 3 just left of the stomach traverse (which is in fact a crawl - if you want a real stomach traverse, try the Goblin at Almscliff!) I led the remainder, which was run out and very fun.
with pastep
Did as two pitches, which seemed to work well. Paul led to ledge 3 just left of the stomach traverse (which is in fact a crawl - if you want a real stomach traverse, try the Goblin at Almscliff!) I led the remainder, which was run out and very fun.
with pastep
pastep 29 Aug, 2016 AltLd Moving past bull horns os harder than VD
with ebf
Moving past bull horns os harder than VD
with ebf
mikecollins 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 6 Aug, 2016 2nd
Vikki Bassek 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd dog Top Rope lowered to get me over Bulls Horns. Fine with rope above but panicked on lead.
Top Rope lowered to get me over Bulls Horns. Fine with rope above but panicked on lead.
PeterFenske 19 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Steve Clark 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Cavemanclimb ?Jun, 2016 2nd
with JdotP
with JdotP
JdotP ?Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
daviemj 30 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Interesting climb, though the rope drag became impossible to manage after the tunnel before to the 4th ledge. That's when the leader set up a belay and I finished it off. I feel better rope management would have helped. Interested climb.
with Rachel T
Interesting climb, though the rope drag became impossible to manage after the tunnel before to the 4th ledge. That's when the leader set up a belay and I finished it off. I feel better rope management would have helped. Interested climb.
with Rachel T
thetradlad 8 May, 2016 Lead O/S Finished up the VS 'offwidth', without any sufficiently sized cams
with Kaito
Finished up the VS 'offwidth', without any sufficiently sized cams
with Kaito
Hidden 9 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 Lead
barney@helmshore 10 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Stomach traverse means crawl! Just saying. Also probably best to split into two pitches
with James W
Stomach traverse means crawl! Just saying. Also probably best to split into two pitches
with James W
philgillespie 21 Apr, 2015 Solo
Graeme Hammond 18 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
metcalfe1990 ?Jan, 2015 Lead
with thelps
with thelps
metcalfe1990 ?Jan, 2015 Lead
with thelps
with thelps
thelps ??, 2015 2nd
alexdaniel654 9 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Sut 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
matthewbromley 16 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 18 May, 2014 Lead β
BnB 18 May, 2014 -
BenedictIEP 18 May, 2014 2nd β Jake led well, on a single rope and despite good rope work the rope got completely jammed, soloed the gully to unclip gear below the horns and free up enough rope to abb. and unclip further gear to get the rope moving. Great Route, Well Led.
with MrRum
Jake led well, on a single rope and despite good rope work the rope got completely jammed, soloed the gully to unclip gear below the horns and free up enough rope to abb. and unclip further gear to get the rope moving. Great Route, Well Led.
with MrRum
payeo20 1 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Climbed up to 1st ledge then right and up the crack of OR direct to second ledge then belayed on third ledge. Next belay on 4th ledge then finished up the layback finish using fist jams
with David Y
Climbed up to 1st ledge then right and up the crack of OR direct to second ledge then belayed on third ledge. Next belay on 4th ledge then finished up the layback finish using fist jams
with David Y
David Y 1 Mar, 2014 2nd First multipitch for me.
with payeo20
First multipitch for me.
with payeo20
metcalfe1990 ?Jan, 2014 Sent
Simonpeel 20 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
maumau 14 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2013 Lead
Dan_M_MCR 6 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
dkd 21 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Phil (Craven)
with Phil (Craven)
stev1e.wilso 21 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Phil Mercer 21 May, 2013 2nd
lordyosch 21 May, 2013 2nd Climbed in three pitches.
Climbed in three pitches.
thelps ??, 2013 2nd O/S
Mike Soulby 22 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with tinyali
with tinyali
tinyali 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
scott.hill 22 Sep, 2012 TR O/S
ayuplass 8 Sep, 2012 2nd
with miles
with miles
Julie 8 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Jason
with Jason
Harry Holmes 17 Jun, 2012 Solo O/S
with sarah lund
with sarah lund
LesserTrochanter 25 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Anne Boardman
with Anne Boardman
sjbrook 24 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Dave Richards, PMC
with Dave Richards, PMC
Donald Kelly 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Daria
with Daria
Dave Richards 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with sjbrook
with sjbrook
JdotP 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Irish Lisa, Jordan Sargeant
with Irish Lisa, Jordan Sargeant
djelkin1992 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
emmahalliday 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Legionreturns 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
woodybenwood 27 Jun, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 16 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S Finished up Krypton layback
with Luke Harper
Finished up Krypton layback
with Luke Harper
will9911 2 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 2 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with will9911
with will9911
Michelle Piper 31 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with aldred
with aldred
aldred 31 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
chris.mac 25 Apr, 2011 -
with rick, gordon
with rick, gordon
Hidden 23 Apr, 2011 Lead
Jimbo_28 ??, 2011 2nd
Richard Alderton ??, 2011 -
with Smith
with Smith
jamesrogers ?Sep, 2010 -
Spence22 16 Aug, 2010 Solo
steven 29 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Murray Galagher
with Murray Galagher
akhughes 3 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
colinw 23 May, 2010 Lead O/S Great route. VDiff? Stomach traverse to Bulls horns - brilliant.
with tinsmif
Great route. VDiff? Stomach traverse to Bulls horns - brilliant.
with tinsmif
mark23 6 May, 2010 2nd
atyson1 ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
Bisteris 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Adam Baker, Sophie Foxen
with Adam Baker, Sophie Foxen
Hidden 17 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Ian Fenton ??, 2010 Lead
99bolivar ?Nov, 2009 2nd
with Richard Smith
with Richard Smith
Taffa 18 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rick Ginns
with Rick Ginns
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with grubes
with grubes
grubes 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Chris did to 3rd leadge I finished the route
Chris did to 3rd leadge I finished the route
simoncov 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Got rescued on a VDiff - went up from Bulls Horns and then belayed - LJ disappeared off right so SimonC belayed me from the top over the traverse right :-)
with LJ
Got rescued on a VDiff - went up from Bulls Horns and then belayed - LJ disappeared off right so SimonC belayed me from the top over the traverse right :-)
with LJ
..blackbird ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Mark Salter 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
peewee2008 5 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Bainbridge 5 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Trobbo 15 Jul, 2009 Lead
with martin bennett
with martin bennett
Martin Bennett 14 Jul, 2009 -
with Darren Hartley, Trobbo
with Darren Hartley, Trobbo
mack1 11 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with dan lancaster
with dan lancaster
Leo Woodhead 10 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
mjbeckett 10 Jul, 2009 2nd rpt
Slaney 12 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
JRClay100 1 Jun, 2009 Lead Ordinary by name ..... you no the rest. VS finish was quite good though.
with K I Merrick
Ordinary by name ..... you no the rest. VS finish was quite good though.
with K I Merrick
mataius 28 May, 2009 -
nickhoward 24 May, 2009 AltLd O/S NGH lead first pitch, KW second pitch - finished up the layback (VS)
with kjbix
NGH lead first pitch, KW second pitch - finished up the layback (VS)
with kjbix
Hidden ?May, 2009 Lead β
tanssop 25 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S 2 pitches
with Andy
2 pitches
with Andy
jacque 18 Apr, 2009 2nd
Tim Hudds 18 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S multi pitch
with jacque
multi pitch
with jacque
Bennykr 15 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
reinschgm 15 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with Bennykr
with Bennykr
JSA ??, 2009 Lead
Hidden 5 Jul, 2008 2nd
Hidden 5 Jul, 2008 2nd
dpmUK 5 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with ebygomm
with ebygomm
Euan S ?Jul, 2008 Lead
fnstein 11 Jun, 2008 2nd rpt
with Pete
with Pete
Simon Perry 19 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Helen Megson
with Helen Megson
Hidden 19 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Fred Sergeant 10 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Fred Sergeant 10 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden 2 May, 2008 Lead O/S
munki1971 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with Dorian Roberts
with Dorian Roberts
tom.t. ??, 2008 -
Timothy Greenhalgh 15 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chico
with Chico
Hidden 3 Jun, 2007 AltLd
Neil Pacey 3 Jun, 2007 2nd rpt
no_more_scotch_eggs 24 May, 2007 Lead O/S did in three pitches, led all; middle pitch, through stomach traverse and up 'bulls horns' was great fun, overall worth 2 stars in my book
with Stuart Berry
did in three pitches, led all; middle pitch, through stomach traverse and up 'bulls horns' was great fun, overall worth 2 stars in my book
with Stuart Berry
Hidden 21 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
GrandmaOfShoes 21 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Lemony
with Lemony
Hidden 21 Apr, 2007 2nd
Samsungl ??, 2007 TR rpt
Wayne S ??, 2007 Lead
rock ape 21 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Becca D
with Becca D
Dax H 21 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
Simon Caldwell 10 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
with Carmen and Dave
with Carmen and Dave
sm1rf ??, 2006 TR RP
with Kev and Bradz and Andy
with Kev and Bradz and Andy
Lord of Starkness ?Sep, 2005 Lead
with Netsrik
with Netsrik
Hidden 10 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
davidwright 10 Apr, 2005 2nd
Hidden 29 Jun, 2004 2nd O/S
Trobbo 5 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with ray
with ray
Hidden 24 Apr, 2004 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?Aug, 2002 2nd
with Laura
with Laura
Hidden ??, 2002 -
Phil West 21 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
with David Atherton
ed woods ??, 2001 Lead
with Rachel
with Rachel
Hidden 7 May, 2000 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 11 Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
Matt Tranter ?May, 1998 -
Trobbo 24 Aug, 1996 Solo
with andy hartley
with andy hartley
Hidden 31 May, 1995 Solo
Mick King 4 Aug, 1991 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 Jun, 1989 Lead
BigHairyIan 25 Jun, 1988 Solo O/S
Roget ??, 1988 Solo O/S
with adam
with adam
Pete Pozman 12 Nov, 1986 Solo O/S
with Mark Gray
with Mark Gray
wayne2378 3 May, 1985 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 1985 Lead
Andy Say 23 Apr, 1983 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 27 Jun, 1982 Solo O/S
Hammy 18 Aug, 1978 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden 16 Jul, 1978 AltLd
cenotaphcorner ??, 1978 Solo O/S
johno072 ?May, 1973 2nd
mikej 15 Aug, 1971 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Derek Ryden ??, 1971 AltLd O/S
with Geoff Riding
with Geoff Riding
Hidden 28 May, 1970 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove ??, 1968 -
greenbuoy ?Apr, 1967 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 1962 AltLd
with Jack
with Jack
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