Rockfax Description
12m. The hanging left arete of the face is gained from the face on the right. Climb a groove to a big spike runner, step down and balance out to the arete. Swap sides and finish more easily. © Rockfax

Hidden 02/Jan 2nd
08nbrierley 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with rich, adam
Adamski1986 29/Oct/16 -
with Nicky Brierly , Richard Gage
Alpenglow 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic route with a suiting name. The feeling of exposure is real! Traverse is fine as long as you don't hang around. One sling around the spike. E2 5b**

with NUMC
OLGrady 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb feels really exposed on the arÍte but the climbing is easier once the arÍte is reached.

with AWatson
Andysomething 29/Sep/16 2nd dog

Too hard for my noodle arms. Fantastic lead by CB (70)

with Colin Binks
Richard Fletcher 25/Sep/16 Lead
Climbster 09/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 09/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Pretty steady for the grade more like soft E2 5b.

with Matt
Hugh Simons 21/Jul/16 Lead G/U

Fell going for the arete, really gutted as once I committed second go it was fine! Some pretty cool moves!

with Gilmzy
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
tbmcbrid 01/Nov/15 TR O/S

Interesting traverse

with Liam
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 -
stub1990 04/May/15 2nd O/S
with Ben Watson, Adam Gregg
Adamski1986 04/May/15 Lead β
watson.b 04/May/15 2nd rpt

Felt easier this time

Dervey 20/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Rich
Richard Alderton 20/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Liam
John Haxon ??/2015 -
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Klingon 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Andy, Capt Kirk
Hidden 14/Aug/14 Lead
kyaizawa 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Wild and exposed lead. Awesome moves, but it feels like some holds are missing. It also won't help the next climber that another hold broke in Emma's hand...

Emma Reynolds 26/Jun/14 2nd
Richard Fletcher 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
watson.b 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with rich
JonnoP 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Malcolm, Zoe S
Tim Rodgers 16/Mar/14 2nd
Lunar25 01/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Dave LE
Hidden 01/Feb/14 Lead O/S
BenBrotherton 16/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Cross
sarah hawker 15/Dec/13 TR dog

Ran out of go when I reached the arete. Rested on rope then finished from same place

with bob
salix 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Over too soon. Good but not what I'd bigged it up to be. E2 5b probably gives a better feel of the exposure.

with Jules, Frazer
Ulgrid 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Other Will, Fraz
robertmichaeladams 21/Sep/13 Lead
with Mike, Andi
mike_tamanawis 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Rob A, Andreas B
Brendan 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Robert, Del
Natalie feather ?/Aug/13 Lead
Gabe Oliver 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

such a good climb! stepping out to the arete is airy and very exciting. Best route of the day, 3 stars if it was longer

MDowson 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with sam webb
Simnel 05/Jun/12 TR
with John H
dakidunn 05/Jun/12 TR

John Haxon lead this climb, very bold, very brave. We all finished it on a top rope except Gary who seconded. Amazing lead, much respect!!

with John Haxon, Gary Kempster
Madden 01/Apr/12 TR dog

Looks like some major holds have snapped off. Would've been hard enough anyway, now it's just nails.

Trevera 18/Feb/12 Lead
with Richard Pow
Hidden 18/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Macleod 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with anthony
Antd 22/Oct/11 2nd
Heike 22/Oct/11 -
with Brian
Klingon 23/Sep/11 2nd

Nice climb but scary

with Capt Kirk
chrism225 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with jonny
pmurdy 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Natalie feather ?/Jul/11 2nd
TomAnderson11 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S

slightly tight rope at one point during the traverse

Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Euan Strachan 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Spicy traverse. Teetered out then thought better of going out away from the gear, so found another RP placement at my feet halfway through the traverse to prevent a swing

with Rori Brooker
clarky 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

went too low and nearly stacked it :)

odox 02/Oct/10 2nd
with clarky
duncman 31/May/10 Lead β

Really enjoyed this, great exposure and not one to fall off.

hawkins321 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with chris thompson
mhairi thorburn 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with andrew, pamela
j0shwyatt000 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 03/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Fergus
Fergus Cuthill 03/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
Scotsken ?/Jan/10 2nd
Scotsken ?/Jan/10 2nd
Scotsken ?/Jan/10 2nd
stugreen75 ?/Jan/10 Lead
Scotsken ?/Jan/10 2nd
Scotsken ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
scott gibson ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 -
stugreen75 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Ian Jones 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Bit of a doddle. There is a good wire to be had on an expanding flake before the arete.

with Tim Clarke
Hidden 25/Oct/09 2nd
Dave Warburton 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

V.Good climb, good exposure but short. Very straightforward only put a sling on the spike then climbed to the top E2 5b**

with Alain (LUUMC)
Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
odox 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Happy to tick off this one on the sharp end. Swang song for my indian retreat :)

Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead β
Ben1983 24/May/09 Lead O/S
david morse 24/May/09 2nd
with andy+ben
Trefo 17/May/09 2nd rpt

still a very nice route.

with tom pitchforth
Chad123 25/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

Silly top rope link up with crux of First Born to start, not recommended!

with Kiwi Steve
Trefo 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

very nice airy climbing,a really good route. Definitely an E2, as a fall whilst placing gear on the arete would result in a large swing into the slab.

with rich
Woodiee 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Contender for route of the crag - fine, exposed traverse with brilliant arete to finish... ***

with Rose Stephenson
odox 18/Apr/09 2nd

Fantastic route, tricky move coming out onto the arÍte (crux) then lovely moves all the way up. Three stars.

Claire Taylor 08/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead rpt
mulletcocktail2000 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with john
jored ?/Apr/09 -
with Ryan
burto 21/Jan/09 Lead β
with ducky
Sean Bell 09/Jan/09 2nd
with Neil C
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead β
clive-greenwood 01/Sep/08 TR O/S
MikeLeeds 01/Sep/08 TR dog

Fell off once

Hidden 15/Jul/08 2nd β
scott gibson 15/Jul/08 Lead
burto 28/Jun/08 Lead dnf
with marcus
joe larner 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Chad123 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Hard E1? Easy E2?? The debate continues - it's airy and a little bold to the arete, but only really 1 or 2 5b ish moves... Excellent position, shame it's so short! We both lead it in the end - Humble's first E2!

with James Humble
jimstanton 27/Feb/08 2nd O/S
mattyork2 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Went round the arete and pulled up on to the top of the crag from the face.

dj_brigham05 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S
jonnie3430 09/Feb/08 Lead
with Dave B
Hidden 21/Oct/07 2nd
Russell Lovett 11/Mar/07 2nd rpt
with richard ?
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
ArnaudG 28/Aug/06 2nd
with Goi
barney_edin 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
jonka ??/2000 Lead
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 27/May/99 Lead
Bruce Kerr 29/Sep/96 Solo
greenroom ??/1996 Lead O/S
djones66 ?/Apr/94 Lead O/S

Felt high in the grade when I did it in 1994. Don't suppose its got any easier since. p.s. while I was belaying on the slabs at the top, an adder came winding in and out of my ropes to and from the tree.

FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Solo O/S
Steve Crowe 13/Jun/86 2nd O/S

Led often since.

andybirtwistle 26/Oct/85 -
mitch1960 ??/1985 -
with Jon Henderson
Martin Bennett 13/Feb/82 TR
with JD
Ritchyrich82 ??/0000 2nd O/S
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