Rockfax Description
A memorable pitch that contains a good variety of moves. The start especially needs good dry conditions. Start 4m left of the right edge of the face at the base of a left-trending line of improving holds.
Move up and leftwards along the line of improving holds to below a wide crack. Traverse left across the face to another widening crack/chimney and climb this line and the wall above to the top. © Rockfax

J Deacon, A Blackshaw May/1956

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Gregory Gibas 25 May, 2019 2nd Wet bottom half of the route, but surprisingly good grip. Very delicate traverse.
Wet bottom half of the route, but surprisingly good grip. Very delicate traverse.
climbdevon 25 May, 2019 -
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 6 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 Lead
Rob Seymour 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Apr, 2017 Lead
Hidden 28 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
leerybunny 18 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Andy Marsh
with Andy Marsh
timreynolds 23 Jul, 2016 Lead Traditional Grade!
Traditional Grade!
ray.allwood 23 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
miriamclaire 4 Jun, 2016 2nd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 Lead
David Clover ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
joem 16 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S took the lower traverse line, possibly much harder...
with Linge
took the lower traverse line, possibly much harder...
with Linge
John Nuttall 3 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
neilstubbs 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Delicate and bold traverse with gear a little way away. I think as hard as P2 of diocese which gets VS 5a! Stef started leading and got as far as the traverse but backed off and I lead it.
with Stefan Parkin
Delicate and bold traverse with gear a little way away. I think as hard as P2 of diocese which gets VS 5a! Stef started leading and got as far as the traverse but backed off and I lead it.
with Stefan Parkin
augustus trout 15 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
climbergg 15 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Tim M
with Tim M
Tim M 15 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
AndyMcCoy 15 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
MaccMark 15 Jun, 2014 2nd
Hidden 14 Jun, 2014 Lead
Spearos 18 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Riggo
with Riggo
Hidden 4 May, 2014 2nd
Chazwoz 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with wealer
with wealer
Hidden 4 May, 2014 2nd O/S
Robin Woodward ?Aug, 2013 Lead
jhb0510 16 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Felt quite exposed on the traverse, very delicate climbing and the gear seemed a long way away!
with Alan Dovey
Felt quite exposed on the traverse, very delicate climbing and the gear seemed a long way away!
with Alan Dovey
Steve Lenartowicz 13 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Clare
with Clare
MinHazeldine 15 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2012 Lead
alastairbegley 25 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
SurferStan 18 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Dilwat
with Dilwat
Dilwat 18 May, 2012 2nd O/S
kim.mulji 9 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S Start tricky, but traverse straight-forward, if you go up a bit to large jug holds!
with Steven
Start tricky, but traverse straight-forward, if you go up a bit to large jug holds!
with Steven
stevepotter 8 Apr, 2012 Lead
with Kim M
with Kim M
stuaart 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Not massively protected lower move + quite thin traverse = probably not HS. Excellent route.
with David Smith, thomasaneurinsmith
Not massively protected lower move + quite thin traverse = probably not HS. Excellent route.
with David Smith, thomasaneurinsmith
thomasaneurinsmith 2 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Stu Lead
with Dad, Stuart Reeves
Stu Lead
with Dad, Stuart Reeves
MoWalker3 18 Jun, 2011 -
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 18 Jun, 2010 -
with Ali
with Ali
five 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S The end of the traverse is committing and felt harder than any of the Bosigran VSs we did the same weekend.
with AV
The end of the traverse is committing and felt harder than any of the Bosigran VSs we did the same weekend.
with AV
nickstephens 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Interesting and a little akward in places. Nice route though.
Interesting and a little akward in places. Nice route though.
Different Steve 12 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
joehanks61 12 Apr, 2009 -
Hidden 10 Apr, 2009 Lead
crossdressingrodney 3 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S Excellent but quite hard. Very delicate traverse.
Excellent but quite hard. Very delicate traverse.
victim of mathematics 3 Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Rup D 7 Apr, 2006 2nd
Bob M 30 May, 2005 2nd
Hidden 11 May, 2004 Lead
Ashley Hold 13 Jul, 2003 Lead
with Laurence North
with Laurence North
Hidden 6 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK ?Jun, 2003 Solo O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2001 2nd O/S
Rob Oram 27 Aug, 2000 Lead O/S Nice climb, slightly airy in parts.
with Tim Monks
Nice climb, slightly airy in parts.
with Tim Monks
Boxy 28 Aug, 1999 Lead O/S
with Jon H
with Jon H
lost.arrow 31 May, 1999 -
with Tim Malone
with Tim Malone
nigehughes ?May, 1999 Lead Technically 4b as stated; but warrants VS grade as the hard move to gain the crack is at the end of a traverse with protection about 8ft away.
with Ginge Moore
Technically 4b as stated; but warrants VS grade as the hard move to gain the crack is at the end of a traverse with protection about 8ft away.
with Ginge Moore
Hidden 19 Jun, 1998 Lead
craig h 29 Jul, 1997 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 10 Sep, 1996 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 11 May, 1996 TR Top rope solo
Top rope solo
GuyC 6 May, 1995 2nd O/S
with Clare, Jon Bell
with Clare, Jon Bell
colin milton 8 Apr, 1995 2nd
with eric milton
with eric milton
daprince 8 Aug, 1993 -
malc 16 Apr, 1992 Lead
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