8m.

Rockfax Description
The blunt rib is balancy and leads to an awkward finish that is a grade harder if the crack on the right is ignored! © Rockfax

FA. Graham Hulley 1994

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Christheclimber 5 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Worth HVS as in BMC guide without crack and arête to the right.
βeta?
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βeta: Worth HVS as in BMC guide without crack and arête to the right.
Dale Berry 18 Nov, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Nice and delicate with just about enough gear. I think the BMC grade of HVS 4c describes this climb a lot better.
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βeta: Nice and delicate with just about enough gear. I think the BMC grade of HVS 4c describes this climb a lot better.
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Hidden 5 Jun -
Hidden 5 Jun -
dannyboy83 22 Apr Solo O/S
aspiratti 6 Apr 2nd
georgenvk 6 Apr Lead O/S
MrFantastic 3 Apr Solo G/U no arete used this time
no arete used this time
kermit_uk 31 Mar Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
with Steve Woolass
tompilgrem 24 Mar 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 24 Mar Lead O/S
with Tom
with Tom
MikeD85 24 Mar TR O/S
with AD
with AD
OliverRoss 16 Feb Lead O/S
with Davi
with Davi
Philip Gardiner 23 Oct, 2018 2nd
Deezel65 23 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Small and weak 21 Oct, 2018 2nd
Anti-faff 21 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
cragtyke 3 Oct, 2018 2nd
with john g
with john g
buxtoncoffeelover 2 Oct, 2018 2nd Balancy moves with less than ideal gear
Balancy moves with less than ideal gear
derekb 26 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Paul Hockin
with Paul Hockin
Tewe 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
alanblyth 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Used the right arete at the top, is that what the guide is tempting you to eliminate for a harder grade?
Used the right arete at the top, is that what the guide is tempting you to eliminate for a harder grade?
dianakamkina 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
darrenpp 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
nath2915 8 Jul, 2018 2nd
harry.morrish 3 May, 2018 Solo O/S
with Tids
with Tids
Hidden 1 May, 2018 Lead O/S
AlexMorris 24 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
Trev speariett 14 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Georgecroot 14 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
cem 9 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Donaldson
with Jeremy Donaldson
Hidden 9 Mar, 2018 2nd
Hidden 18 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
Luke90 18 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S
with jbrom
with jbrom
dwc 15 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
jim182 15 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf Escaped right up the v.diff
with John H
Escaped right up the v.diff
with John H
tsl42 24 Sep, 2017 Lead dnf Ditched out right because couldn't commit. VS 5a seems an odd grade, climbing not hard but bold in places so HVS 4c more appropriate? Or did I miss some runners?
with Dammage
Ditched out right because couldn't commit. VS 5a seems an odd grade, climbing not hard but bold in places so HVS 4c more appropriate? Or did I miss some runners?
with Dammage
Hidden ?Aug, 2017 Lead β
benkay119 7 Jun, 2017 Lead
Mick r 7 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Steve Smith, Tony Holdsworth
with Steve Smith, Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 7 May, 2017 2nd
with Mick r
with Mick r
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 2nd
Mayaculpa 18 Apr, 2017 TR Had to use crack on left
with Mike Rotraxion
Had to use crack on left
with Mike Rotraxion
Droyd 11 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Apr, 2017 2nd
tim.rose2 21 Mar, 2017 TR
Paul Hy 3 Jan, 2017 2nd rpt
mrphilipoldham 3 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Marl 27 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S Roped solo using grigri
Roped solo using grigri
MusicalMountaineer 5 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S Used the thin crack at the top, fairly unavoidable unless you're a toddler! Nice grit slab between spaced gear.
Used the thin crack at the top, fairly unavoidable unless you're a toddler! Nice grit slab between spaced gear.
davash91 5 Nov, 2016 2nd
fuzzysheep01 5 Nov, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 30 Oct, 2016 2nd rpt
sdixon 8 Oct, 2016 2nd
with JHiley
with JHiley
JHiley 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Used the crack edge (Right arête) at the top
with sdixon
Used the crack edge (Right arête) at the top
with sdixon
Georgie25 24 Sep, 2016 Lead
Keith Swainson 24 Sep, 2016 2nd β
with Georgie
with Georgie
chrisdjackson 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with joel
with joel
GwilymR 24 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with Stephane
with Stephane
Hidden 14 May, 2016 2nd
Sarah Roscoe 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 13 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 Lead
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 2nd
gazfellows 23 Apr, 2016 Lead
JasonK 27 Feb, 2016 Lead
with Greg B
with Greg B
Capricorn One 27 Feb, 2016 2nd
with JasonK
with JasonK
Hidden 27 Feb, 2016 Lead rpt
MrFantastic 1 Feb, 2016 Sent O/S Used crack
with Zofia
Used crack
with Zofia
Psych ?Feb, 2016 2nd O/S
RKirke 5 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
charley 15 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Ciderslider 15 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
ianbowles 9 Aug, 2015 TR rpt Enjoyed the climb, last 1/3 the HVS part, would be stiff on lead
with Max Bardwell
Enjoyed the climb, last 1/3 the HVS part, would be stiff on lead
with Max Bardwell
louiseclimbsthings 9 Jun, 2015 TR
with Zoe, Lucy, Hannah
with Zoe, Lucy, Hannah
Pero 6 Jun, 2015 Lead
Jamie Brown 6 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Definately not HVS (if you use the crack, which I did). Felt really comfortable all the way up, plenty of gear (although i did place some on burch butress), possibly a 5a move before the crack trusting a slopey foot hold with poor hands, but didn't feel tha hard. Mind i find slabs much easier than anything else so may be harder for other people.
with Tom Swift
Definately not HVS (if you use the crack, which I did). Felt really comfortable all the way up, plenty of gear (although i did place some on burch butress), possibly a 5a move before the crack trusting a slopey foot hold with poor hands, but didn't feel tha hard. Mind i find slabs much easier than anything else so may be harder for other people.
with Tom Swift
lithos 6 Jun, 2015 Lead awkward at top, used crack on left (as per old guide description !). Are we allowed arete on right ?
with karl c
awkward at top, used crack on left (as per old guide description !). Are we allowed arete on right ?
with karl c
cpoad 30 May, 2015 Lead dnf Couldn't commit to last move a way above gear. I should have used a mantle but didn't see that.
with Danny T (CC)
Couldn't commit to last move a way above gear. I should have used a mantle but didn't see that.
with Danny T (CC)
Hidden 23 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Joey C 22 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 7 Mar, 2015 2nd
Hidden 7 Mar, 2015 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 Mar, 2015 Lead
ralphio 10 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Andypeak 10 Feb, 2015 2nd
Paul Hy 6 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S no 5a moves on it but bold so should be HVS 4c as in BMC book.
with lee1234
no 5a moves on it but bold so should be HVS 4c as in BMC book.
with lee1234
lee1234 6 Feb, 2015 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Luke Dawson 6 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
the power 10 Jan, 2015 Lead rpt
Hidden 19 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 19 Oct, 2014 2nd dog
Bernie L 29 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Bastian B?hler
with Bastian B?hler
ChrisVickers 16 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
David Mayers 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Stuart Howard
with Stuart Howard
Hidden 16 Aug, 2014 Lead
keith leonard 10 Jun, 2014 Lead
Alex_Derbyshire 22 May, 2014 Lead
Markheighton 22 May, 2014 2nd
Gudge 9 May, 2014 Lead O/S Without crack on left!
with helin
Without crack on left!
with helin
helin 9 May, 2014 2nd
with chris
with chris
neilwiltshire 22 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Easy in the grade, only thing that makes it VS is that there's no gear after the half way point.
with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Easy in the grade, only thing that makes it VS is that there's no gear after the half way point.
with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Hidden 16 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Mar, 2014 TR
Jim Malo 2 Feb, 2014 TR rpt
with Martina, Mikael, Mark
with Martina, Mikael, Mark
marcduhig 1 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
Ian MK 1 Sep, 2013 Solo β
oodie72 1 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
scott.hill 1 Sep, 2013 TR O/S
Wayne S 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S HVS 4C in BMC Guide. Perhaps a better grade.
HVS 4C in BMC Guide. Perhaps a better grade.
Michael-H 2 Jun, 2013 2nd
with Wayne S
with Wayne S
Jake Young 22 May, 2013 Solo O/S committing moves at the top
committing moves at the top
Hidden 12 May, 2013 Lead
the power 12 May, 2013 2nd rpt
stefie c 8 May, 2013 Lead O/S
ianbowles 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S Found top third a challenge and used crack
with Max Bardwell
Found top third a challenge and used crack
with Max Bardwell
Jim Slater 30 Apr, 2013 Solo rpt
gazfellows 28 Apr, 2013 Lead Brilliant slab climbing with a nice mantel to finish !
with Nic
Brilliant slab climbing with a nice mantel to finish !
with Nic
uphillnow 23 Apr, 2013 Lead
WillDoyle 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
benkelsey 13 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
with HPC
with HPC
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 23 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S worth a star even if it is a bit eliminate
worth a star even if it is a bit eliminate
the power 23 Feb, 2013 Lead
RayG 1 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
Quaidy Quaid 1 Dec, 2012 2nd
Jack.Beech 24 Aug, 2012 Lead Thought this very nice, didn't use the crack! Lovely balancing top moves at the top.
Thought this very nice, didn't use the crack! Lovely balancing top moves at the top.
Hidden 24 May, 2012 Lead
James Oswald 11 May, 2012 Lead O/S A long way above the gear..
with Colin Angus
A long way above the gear..
with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 11 May, 2012 2nd O/S Avoiding the right arete at the top. HVS 4c in the latest guide, which is a more accurate grade than VS 5a.
Avoiding the right arete at the top. HVS 4c in the latest guide, which is a more accurate grade than VS 5a.
Hidden 8 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
adam carless 1 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S feels very eliminate, difficult to avoid using the left hand crack, arete and ledge.
with Andy Sheridan
feels very eliminate, difficult to avoid using the left hand crack, arete and ledge.
with Andy Sheridan
jmcshopes 31 Mar, 2012 2nd NNo crack. HVS variation
NNo crack. HVS variation
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 2nd
byatt2002 31 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf
Hidden 31 Mar, 2012 Lead
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 18 Mar, 2012 TR
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 11 Mar, 2012 TR O/S
with Fraser
with Fraser
Fraser hill-casey 11 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 11 Mar, 2012 Solo
AndrewJamesCherry 11 Mar, 2012 Lead
Hidden 11 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
AielSavage 25 Feb, 2012 Solo
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
Ron 1 Dec, 2011 TR O/S
with Steve A, Scott, Jeff
with Steve A, Scott, Jeff
SaraAT 5 Nov, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 29 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
with Sarah Marks
rogerskews 22 Sep, 2011 -
with Martin Coward
with Martin Coward
howlingbaboon 17 Jun, 2011 TR O/S without crack, tasty move. Getting the ankle back into shape with reps
without crack, tasty move. Getting the ankle back into shape with reps
howlingbaboon 17 Jun, 2011 TR rpt
howlingbaboon 17 Jun, 2011 TR rpt
Crowley6969 24 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Chris easthall
with Chris easthall
krikoman 3 May, 2011 2nd O/S
chili-d 29 Apr, 2011 -
with Poz
with Poz
Hidden 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
BethanWhite 19 Mar, 2011 2nd
with Cathryn Birch
with Cathryn Birch
JDDD 30 Jan, 2011 Lead
glennofsheff 28 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S good friction today would be tough in warmer conditions, took the thin crack option, was getting pretty run out on last moves before juggy pocket relief.good finale to a very pleasant session on birch buttress . HVS 4c has been mentioned this is more accurate imho
good friction today would be tough in warmer conditions, took the thin crack option, was getting pretty run out on last moves before juggy pocket relief.good finale to a very pleasant session on birch buttress . HVS 4c has been mentioned this is more accurate imho
Jim Malo 22 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S Used the crack
with Putt
Used the crack
with Putt
odox 30 Oct, 2010 Solo
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
nick ferro 18 Sep, 2010 -
Luuuuuke 1 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ian
with Ian
mark20 29 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
alexrankine30 29 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Mark
with Mark
hang_about 3 Jun, 2010 Lead Trended left - very run out at the top
Trended left - very run out at the top
Hidden 23 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Jules 210681 4 Apr, 2010 -
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
Zoomer 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Run out at top if you go direct. 4c?
Run out at top if you go direct. 4c?
Mike Soulby 4 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S run out at the top, hvs 4c?
run out at the top, hvs 4c?
Neil Pacey 14 Mar, 2010 Lead
Tanya Savage 14 Mar, 2010 2nd Did easier variation at end (used vertical crack)
Did easier variation at end (used vertical crack)
Hidden 9 Mar, 2010 TR O/S
smokeyj ??, 2010 -
Hidden 11 Oct, 2009 Solo
Alkis 3 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Simon Gale
with Simon Gale
WendyT 3 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
with James Marsh
mikej 22 Sep, 2009 Lead
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
tanssop 21 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 26 May, 2009 2nd
with dpmUK
with dpmUK
dpmUK 26 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Dan 85 12 May, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Lordcarr 27 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Spencer
with Spencer
richardhopton 12 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Matt Thombs
with Matt Thombs
gethin_allen ?Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
edd rab 11 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Adrien Scott
with Adrien Scott
adrianscott 11 Oct, 2008 2nd
popebenedictus 11 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
daviesp2 30 Aug, 2008 2nd
Adam1973 30 Aug, 2008 Lead rpt
Katya 20 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
frankcp87 14 May, 2008 Lead dnf
with Jim-101
with Jim-101
Goody 13 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Jim Dewhurst
with Jim Dewhurst
Adam1973 3 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2008 2nd
tempeh 6 Apr, 2008 2nd
with dvh
with dvh
dangerousoldfool ?Apr, 2008 Lead O/S It was snowing !
with Graham C
It was snowing !
with Graham C
Sgt. Vest 15 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
with emlyn roberts
with emlyn roberts
Hidden 7 Mar, 2008 TR
Matthallinan 6 Mar, 2008 Lead
with Nicky Winn
with Nicky Winn
Graeme Hammond 27 Jan, 2008 Solo O/S
Pilch 26 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S top half has no gear, did not use side runners, pretty straightforward
with Graham
top half has no gear, did not use side runners, pretty straightforward
with Graham
Pete Horn 6 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
SteveOc 7 Oct, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2007 Solo β
Mark_RMC 11 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S A slabby route at the end of the day. The first VS of the year. Went without any drama.
with Michelle
A slabby route at the end of the day. The first VS of the year. Went without any drama.
with Michelle
Hidden ??, 2007 -
kingholmesy ??, 2007 Solo O/S Climbed without the crack on the left towards the top it felt like HVS on solo.
Climbed without the crack on the left towards the top it felt like HVS on solo.
Hidden 18 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
steveb2006 4 Nov, 2006 Solo
mikej 19 Sep, 2006 Lead
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
ellie macpherson ?Jul, 1999 -
with Ian Holmes
with Ian Holmes
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Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 25
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 25
Votes cast 21
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
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Toproped
Bouldered
Not Set
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DNF
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