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Good moves up the slab. There are easily-placed side-runners. © Rockfax

Elliot King LC&CC 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Graded at 5b in BMC guidebook

Rickrick 12/Sep/16 Lead
Dale Comley 14/Aug/16 Solo O/S
joetoad667 31/Jul/16 Solo
stevelismore 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

First put up by a PCC member Dave Gregory in 1992. Good route Dave

with Simon Lismore
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
foobar123 09/Jun/16 2nd
Chris Craggs 05/Jun/16 2nd

Tricky lower section - side runners used so maybe VS 5b?

with Steve Cunnington
teh_mark 28/May/16 2nd
Gentleman Joe 28/May/16 Lead O/S
PatrickP ?/Oct/15 Lead
with ConorP
BnB 23/Sep/15 -
Calum Wadsworth 23/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Matt F
AndyRogers 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

used side runners so definitely not the hvs described in some guide books! probably is hvs without

with Katy
Hidden 30/May/15 Solo G/U
mike8331 30/May/15 Lead
Murilo Lessa 30/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alex Desborough
Hidden 03/May/15 2nd O/S
Alex Hallam 02/May/15 Lead O/S

Considerably easier than 'Rinty' and meant to be the same grade.

with Ben Freeman
Andy Hardy 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
oread 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
DeanD ??/2015 Lead
Retro Rowan 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
TGreen 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
jshields 28/Sep/14 Solo
edmitchell 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with brmc members
simeclimb68 03/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd
Olli-C 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
FlavioL1989 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with NLMC
Melanie Parkin 26/May/14 2nd O/S
with Flavio
NickJH 26/May/14 Lead
Hidden 20/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 20/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd O/S
GLO 18/May/14 Lead
quickdrawmcraw 17/May/14 Lead
with hannah
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
briar4012 17/May/14 2nd dog
with Mark V, Mark H
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd RP
Chris Plant 21/Apr/14 Lead
alexcollins123 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
migs493 19/Apr/14 Lead β
Nick_Merriman 19/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Bailed to the right to put some gear in at mid height.

Theodorus2 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd
oddessy_uk 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
adi bryant 19/Jan/14 Lead
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Smelly Fox 10/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Eliminate but good.

DavidPC 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

No side runners, 2 small cams protect. Good stuff!

disturbed_one51 19/Nov/13 Solo
tom 09/Nov/13 Solo O/S
t_hill 09/Nov/13 TR O/S

Nathan lead 'Duo Crack Climb'. I was also going to lead, but weather came in so seconded up this instead.

with Nathan
L_Knight 09/Nov/13 2nd
with Tom, Nathan
jogh 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dave
eel 19/May/13 Solo O/S
Ewano 19/May/13 Solo O/S

Flows beautifully. Committing to solo but steady, very soft 5b.

Hidden 05/May/13 TR dog
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead
hotfeet 05/May/13 Lead
with David Dees
Hidden 05/May/13 TR
alpinebutterfly 10/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
mikestr555 07/Oct/12 TR
tedburt 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Iain Brunt
Benn A 21/Sep/12 TR
eel 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
martroberts 18/Aug/12 Solo

really nice slab climbing that felt perfect for my height with lots of high steps on fairly positive holds. Really glad I soloed it as there was no gear anyway and placing side runners would have been a bit weird

J.Atkins 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Dave Foster 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Alex
victim of mathematics 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

HVS 5b in the new guide felt about right (without side runners).

Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd β
deacondeacon 14/Mar/12 Solo
Mark Collins 06/Nov/11 Solo O/S


Hidden 06/Nov/11 Solo O/S
mbradberry2008 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Adam_42 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves on pockets and easy enough to protect with side runners.

with Elliot, Ben
flyinfrenchy 16/Oct/11 Solo
DerwentDiluted 29/Sep/11 Solo
Mikael 17/Sep/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
AlexxelA 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Was graded HVS in the book i had, went up the middle without side runners and got 2 small freinds in along the way. Nice moves.

samwillo 25/Jul/11 Lead

Used a corner pretty near the crack, unsure if it was in or not

ChrisW999 25/Jul/11 2nd
with Sam
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
RalphC 01/May/11 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
edd rab 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rob
fosterrobert 16/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Edd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
haylow 19/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd β
marcb 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
remus 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
SteveM 02/Oct/10 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead
mattgrange 01/Sep/10 Lead
with Dave
tsjx 30/Aug/10 Lead RP

Fell on the initial slab. Ended up using the crack on second attempt. Frustrating.

Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
raptorheli 16/Aug/10 2nd
shaun walby 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with raptorheli
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 10/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Kelly D 26/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Nails. Couldn't get above first gear placement.

with dpmUK
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dan-8990 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with DH
Dahinchl 15/Jun/10 2nd
with Dan
Will_Maxwell 31/May/10 Solo O/S
rubben 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Bit of a silly eliminate really...better to solo than lead...I led it and used protection, but it just felt wrong using another line (albeit protection only)...quite hard moves though!

Hidden 30/May/10 2nd β
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Sleeping Cat 15/May/10 TR
with Andy
Jim Malo 09/May/10 TR dog
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/10 Solo

no properly as used the cracks at the top but probably better this way and less artificial

Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 18/Apr/10 Lead
with jamesca
gw66 17/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
nathanlee 07/Mar/10 Solo β
with Dom Lee
Hidden 12/Oct/09 2nd
JCB42 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
loonyclimber 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
chili-d 17/Sep/09 TR
with Poz/Rob Lonsdale
peppermill 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
leon 17/Aug/09 Solo

moved onto the crack at the top as soon as i could.

Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead
Chris Craggs 09/Aug/09 -
with Steve Cunnington
Lumbering Oaf 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Some delicate, strong moves.

Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd dog
bobpilgrem 02/Aug/09 TR
with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 02/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Dad
Sam W 18/Jul/09 Solo
gethin_allen 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jimbo C
Jimbo C 21/Jun/09 2nd

Very artificial, and hard if you use only the slab.

with Gethin
thomasadixon 08/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Rob Davies 02/May/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 24/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 14/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden ??/2009 -
riven 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Joe T
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
flat eric 19/Sep/08 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead
sasmojo 20/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Brown 16/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 12/Jul/08 Solo O/S
sasmojo 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

Kev rope soloed.

with Kev Billings
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S
dan gibson 07/Oct/07 Solo
with AJ
adam carless 11/Aug/07 2nd rpt
Rampikino 15/Oct/06 Lead
with MMC Various
adam carless 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S

Strangely not as worrying to solo as Rinty

Hidden 29/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 10/Sep/06 Solo
D Berry 03/Sep/06 Lead RP

Took one fall from the initial secftion, before clean ascent.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Solo
mikej 02/Jun/06 Lead
with Rick Naylor
dominic lee ?/Jun/06 Solo
davetigger 25/May/06 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 30/Mar/03 Solo
BenTiffin ??/2003 Solo O/S
nigehughes ?/Jul/00 Lead
with Rob Davey
Hidden ??/2000 -
andrewbooth1000 25/Jul/98 Solo
Iain Thow 02/Jan/97 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/91 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
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