80m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A stunning line that culminates in the wildly exposed slim corner in the centre of the headwall. Start as for Bridge's Route.
1) 4a, 23m. As for Bridge's Route.
2) 4b, 12m. As for Bridge's Route. Easy to combine these two.
3) 6a, 45m. Climb cracks above the belay to a spike (as for Central Pillar). Continue direct to below where the headwall rears up and traverse rightwards to below a small overhang. Move past the overhang (small wires above) and then make a technical sequence left to a small corner (good wires). Move up the small corner and make a difficult move left to gain the base of the slim corner. Follow the corner in a sensational position to an easier groove above a bulge. Finish up the groove passing a final overhang. Follow Medusa Wall to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A truly magnificent and awe inspiring route.
1. 30m(5a) Pitch 1 Central Pillar Direct Start.
2. 18m(5a) Pitch 2 C.P. Direct Start.
3. 24m(6b) The initial belay has caused concern.
Traverse left to the steep wall, up and left to the slim corner. The moves to get on the ledge before the crux can be a little worrying. Usually there is a nut insitu on the crux. After a bulge follow a slab.
4. 9m (4c) Cross the wall to the arete.
After the flat hand hold go straight into the underclings which
lead into the corner. This is steady E2 climbing.

The climbing is stunning and the line is probably one of
the best in the UK.

Rod Valentine and paul Braithwaite (3 pts aid); FFA Martin and Bob Berzins 08/08/1977 05/May/1974

Ticklists

Extreme Rock, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Ultimate E5 ticklist, Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival 2017, James' Summer Ticklist, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S An amazing line in an amazing place. Hard both physically and psychologically to enter groove, the climbing relents but the pump does not - I couldn't hold on to flatties by halfway. Thanks to Anna for all the beta. Left the crag at 9.30pm and walked back first by the setting sun and then moonlight - sublime.
with Anna G
An amazing line in an amazing place. Hard both physically and psychologically to enter groove, the climbing relents but the pump does not - I couldn't hold on to flatties by halfway. Thanks to Anna for all the beta. Left the crag at 9.30pm and walked back first by the setting sun and then moonlight - sublime.
with Anna G
Hidden 7 Jul, 2019 AltLd dog
Tom Pillow 7 Jul, 2019 Lead dog bloody hell that's hard! Cocked the onsight and got uber pumped. utter fight.
bloody hell that's hard! Cocked the onsight and got uber pumped. utter fight.
farmus21 24 May, 2019 2nd I lead the first pitch which was nice. Then frigged my way up the rest. Amazing position. Surprisingly dirty near the top.
with samrad
I lead the first pitch which was nice. Then frigged my way up the rest. Amazing position. Surprisingly dirty near the top.
with samrad
samrad 24 May, 2019 Lead O/S Brilliant and challenging for me today as I have mainly been on the sport and bouldering over the past 12 months. Had quite a bit left in the tank but it felt like a proper o/s with no chalk on the rock and route reading the main challenge. Have wanted to get on this route for 10+ years since I saw a picture as a teenager. Loved it.
Brilliant and challenging for me today as I have mainly been on the sport and bouldering over the past 12 months. Had quite a bit left in the tank but it felt like a proper o/s with no chalk on the rock and route reading the main challenge. Have wanted to get on this route for 10+ years since I saw a picture as a teenager. Loved it.
Scott Quinn 22 Apr, 2019 Lead G/U Lead all pitches no insitu wire gaining the groove, took one fall when I full knobbed a shit sequence - Fine second go, GUTTED! Hard to be angry when the climbings so good... Hella pumpy!
with Al
Lead all pitches no insitu wire gaining the groove, took one fall when I full knobbed a shit sequence - Fine second go, GUTTED! Hard to be angry when the climbings so good... Hella pumpy!
with Al
Hidden 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
JulesV 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Stoked to get this! Climbing scared from the start but just held it together. Thanks Dave for testing the gear on the entry to the groove for me first.
Stoked to get this! Climbing scared from the start but just held it together. Thanks Dave for testing the gear on the entry to the groove for me first.
DavidEvans 15 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf Gutted. Fluffed the moves before the crux. Committed to the wrong sequence and couldn't reverse. 2nd Jules. Do able - 6a climbing but lots of it.
with Jules Vulliamy
Gutted. Fluffed the moves before the crux. Committed to the wrong sequence and couldn't reverse. 2nd Jules. Do able - 6a climbing but lots of it.
with Jules Vulliamy
RogerG 15 Jul, 2018 2nd dog
with chutch
with chutch
Duncan Campbell 24 Jun, 2018 Lead β Mega! Anna had a score to settle with the main pitch so she went first and then Abbed it. A few bits of gear were left in and I had a pretty good idea of what to do with the chalked up holds. Absolutely brilliant climbing topped off by A lovely barefoot walk down to the bags in the lush green grass. Deserves its mega classic rep. Beautiful location with no visible signs of man as far as the eye can see - a rare and beautiful thing!
with Anna G
Mega! Anna had a score to settle with the main pitch so she went first and then Abbed it. A few bits of gear were left in and I had a pretty good idea of what to do with the chalked up holds. Absolutely brilliant climbing topped off by A lovely barefoot walk down to the bags in the lush green grass. Deserves its mega classic rep. Beautiful location with no visible signs of man as far as the eye can see - a rare and beautiful thing!
with Anna G
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Sophie Nunn 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd dnf Couldn't get into the groove,bailed on to central pillar
with Neilaw
Couldn't get into the groove,bailed on to central pillar
with Neilaw
bigie bob 11 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Chris_barr 11 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Incredible setting.
with Theo, Bob
Incredible setting.
with Theo, Bob
Hidden 19 May, 2018 Lead dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 7 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Wanted to do this for years. Shame I had to do it whilst I had a shoulder injury, but maybe that's what gave us the impetus to do it.
Wanted to do this for years. Shame I had to do it whilst I had a shoulder injury, but maybe that's what gave us the impetus to do it.
robertmichaellovell 6 May, 2018 AltLd What a great route, and what a line. Simon did the main bit.
with Simon S
What a great route, and what a line. Simon did the main bit.
with Simon S
markalmack 6 May, 2018 AltLd O/S My partner was being a pussy, so I did the main pitch. It was good.
My partner was being a pussy, so I did the main pitch. It was good.
Rachel Slater 5 Sep, 2015 2nd β Cruxin' out on the traverse into the groove! Time is limited!
Cruxin' out on the traverse into the groove! Time is limited!
tim newton 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Dreamt of doing this route for five years since I did central pillar and saw a team on it. The line, the name, great climbing and a real fight for me. What a route!
Dreamt of doing this route for five years since I did central pillar and saw a team on it. The line, the name, great climbing and a real fight for me. What a route!
redshapedfriday 8 Aug, 2015 2nd dog
with GPN
with GPN
GPN 8 Aug, 2015 Lead G/U Mega! Had a failed attempt last year. Took a fall from the crux today (slightly damp still) before pulling the ropes and getting it second go. A king line for sure.
Mega! Had a failed attempt last year. Took a fall from the crux today (slightly damp still) before pulling the ropes and getting it second go. A king line for sure.
phil64 ??, 2015 -
Nick Sillem 16 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd
stuardo 16 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
Julian Cooper 16 Jun, 2013 Lead dog Had a silly slip at the bottom of the groove when my foot rolled off a dirty hold. Did it fine straight afterwards. Great climbing. Bomber gear.
with stuardo
Had a silly slip at the bottom of the groove when my foot rolled off a dirty hold. Did it fine straight afterwards. Great climbing. Bomber gear.
with stuardo
Peter Holder 3 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Matt Foot
with Matt Foot
Apharri 3 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S My favorite trad route, despite having to queue!!
with Dave Wharton
My favorite trad route, despite having to queue!!
with Dave Wharton
Footy564 3 Jun, 2013 Lead dog
datoon 26 May, 2012 Lead
with K
with K
Dan Arkle ??, 2012 Lead
Dave Parton 2 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Nath
with Nath
chris m fisher 5 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Had wanted to do this route for so long, great moves and what a position!
with John E
Had wanted to do this route for so long, great moves and what a position!
with John E
GeoffG ??, 2011 -
Jack Geldard ??, 2011 -
Dave Parton ??, 2011 -
C coldwell-storry 10 Jun, 2009 Lead β Amazing climb, One of, if not best line in the Lakes
with Mike Thomas
Amazing climb, One of, if not best line in the Lakes
with Mike Thomas
Adam Ellwood 18 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with piken
with piken
piken 18 May, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 15 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
sadams 25 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
with Tom Briggs
with Tom Briggs
Tom Briggs 25 Aug, 2001 AltLd O/S Steve led the crux pitch.
with Steve Adams
Steve led the crux pitch.
with Steve Adams
Hidden ??, 2001 2nd
simon cox ??, 2000 -
hotrod 5 Jun, 1998 2nd
with mark
with mark
phardman 15 Jun, 1997 AltLd Tim lead crux pitch.
with TimB
Tim lead crux pitch.
with TimB
Hidden 15 Jun, 1997 AltLd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 25 Jul, 1996 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 25 Jul, 1996 AltLd O/S Excellent. David led the big pitch.
Excellent. David led the big pitch.
Steve Crowe 23 Jun, 1996 2nd rpt Superb classic. Karin led it this time.
with karin
Superb classic. Karin led it this time.
with karin
keefe ??, 1995 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 1995 -
with keefe
with keefe
Hidden ?Jun, 1994 AltLd
Steve Walker ??, 1993 Lead
with jason cain
with jason cain
Steve Crowe 17 May, 1992 Lead O/S E4 6b when I did it.
with karin
E4 6b when I did it.
with karin
Hidden 14 Jul, 1990 Lead O/S
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
donie ??, 1990 -
Eduardo Martinez ?May, 1989 Lead O/S
keefe 7 Aug, 1988 -
rocksol ??, 1988 Lead drove up from Tideswell early morn. did Cumbrian then walked on and did Shere Khan. Drove home amazing dy out
drove up from Tideswell early morn. did Cumbrian then walked on and did Shere Khan. Drove home amazing dy out
Bruce Kerr 3 Oct, 1987 2nd
with Murray Hamilton
with Murray Hamilton
William Robertson ??, 1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Mike Owen 18 Sep, 1986 Lead O/S
with Mike Mortimer
with Mike Mortimer
Ian Carr 14 Sep, 1985 - Followed by Lost Horizons
with Mick Hardwick
Followed by Lost Horizons
with Mick Hardwick
Hidden 1 Jun, 1985 Lead
Bob 27 Jul, 1984 AltLd O/S
with Bill Birkett
with Bill Birkett
Hidden ??, 1984 AltLd
Hidden 12 Aug, 1983 Lead
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