Rockfax Description
Climb to an overhung ledge at the start of the right-trending line of overhangs. Move up to a niche and climb the wall above rightwards to the top, passing two horizontal cracks. © Rockfax

G. Lewis, C.Heard, M.Learoyd 1983

Ticklists: Becky's ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
alexn 07/Jul -

second, hold snapped, pumped, frigged the top

with jules
julesmckim 05/Jul Lead O/S

One route too many! Onto trad after a day of sport was a mistake. Ended up clipping reassuring bolts out left. In situ thread looked sharp and tat certainly not worth clipping. Moves up to the ledge and crimping above to next gear slot need to be done confidently. Which I didn't so clipped two more bolts. Gear in the slot is OK I think but then still more climbing and quite runout to the top. I think you should trend right but ended up staying left. The Owl and the Mouse perhaps?

with Alex Nichols
dmacmorris 20/Jun Lead O/S

During the heatwave of 2017. Completely sweating while pulling over bulge, didn't think i would cope. Backed up cam and managed to brave up to commit. Would have been easier i believe with a cooler temp.

evhall 21/May Lead O/S

Top slab is exciting - 2 cams save the day - but they are in the place you need to put your hands...

Hidden 18/May TR β
Phil Murray 13/May 2nd β

Warmup!

with Fiend
Hidden 13/May 2nd
No? Yes! 25/May/16 2nd

Better pro than we thought - good position

with Rob
Hidden 21/Jun/15 TR rpt
timtimpeggy 17/May/15 Lead

Barn owl nesting in the cave, sitting on Four eggs. She flew off and didn't come back all pm so please avoid the route for a while.

with Ev
Alex Winter 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Good route. The top slab was much better protected than I was anticipating -- a bomber cam in the slot made it feel pretty friendly for E2.

with Ben Darby
Cheese Monkey 08/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Alex W
climb62 ??/2015 -
gingernick 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
steveanthony 15/Jul/14 2nd β
richiebongo 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ra, Nick Smith, Jon Didymus
spearing05 31/May/14 Lead rpt

Cheers Andrew for pushing me to do it. Kestrel cave had in situ kestrel (didn't realise till it was eyeballing me from less than a foot away) so route best avoided for next few months.

with Andrew
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd rpt
guy xavier percival 09/May/14 Lead O/S
with paul
Dafydd Llywelyn 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
philli 26/Mar/14 2nd
Petar Samkov 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead β
spearing05 04/Jun/13 2nd β

Mid section a lot harder than it looks from below. Good lead from Andrew.

with Andrew
Velo Orange 12/Nov/12 2nd
with Toph
Dr Toph 12/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves as you gain the slab, pity they didnt last longer!

with Emily
Hidden 14/Oct/12 TR O/S
mike241181 13/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Big block came off half way.

with Chris G
Herron 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Pete Riley
Paul Bowen 15/May/11 Lead rpt

as good as ever

with John Crane
gingernick ?/Mar/11 Lead

Brilliant again

with Daryl, Chris Guest
ross duffield 22/Apr/10 TR O/S
Ollie B 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with G.Lewis
Paul Bowen 03/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with John Crane
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd rpt
tweedcore 09/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Crispin
Stone Muppet 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Not all that bold if you place a sideways hex 6 in the top of the borehole (probably e1 with that in place) and even less so if you reach leftwards every now and then to clip one of the shiny new bolts on the next line (you could call that hvs I reckon... kinda wish I hadn't ;-) Nice climbing though!

with cs
Tim W 22/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Myles Jordan
Mark Walter 05/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Jon Bleiker
Paul Bowen 18/May/08 Lead rpt
with Julian Steer
thelittlejo 18/May/08 2nd O/S

trad second

Hidden 18/May/08 Lead
hash 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Christian Reynish 19/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/07 Solo β
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tucker
Bux ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Got onto the slab, thought i had missed the 'hidden slot', down climbed a tricky move. Went back up, committed to the slab and low and behold, the hidden slot appeared. Sooooo glad to see it.

with Harry Honan
Hidden 19/Mar/06 Lead β
Hidden ??/2006 TR
Billg ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Susanne Richards
Hidden 13/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Tim Steward 09/Apr/03 -
with Arwyn Norris
Nigel R Lewis 30/Aug/00 2nd
with Gary Lewis
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 TR
Gilgar ??/1998 2nd
with Ryan Edwards
goi.ashmore 14/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with James Tracey
Tim Sparrow ??/1995 -
with Geoff Thomas
channinga ??/1990 -
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Voting
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High E1
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Votes cast 12
Votes cast 12
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
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DNF
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