Rockfax Description
A well-travelled line. Start below the pillar of Astra in a subsidiary gully left of the main gully.
1) 4c, 17m. Pull out onto the slabs and climb on the right to a ledge and belay below a short steep corner. Little protection.
2) 5a, 18m. Climb the short steep corner and gain the main corner. Climb the corner until just below a ledge and traverse right and up to the right-hand end of the ledge and belay.
3) 5a, 25m. Take the wall above (left of a crack) to a chimney line and climb it to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Ian Carr 19 Sep -
with Dave R
with Dave R
smelliedebs ?Sep AltLd
with Em
with Em
airborne 7 Jul Lead rpt Climbed as part of 'Langdale 3 Star HVS Round' in a day
with Exile
Climbed as part of 'Langdale 3 Star HVS Round' in a day
with Exile
Joshcastril 28 Jun Lead O/S
with Georgia
with Georgia
samt 22 Jun AltLd O/S Nic strung 1 and 2 together (not much gear on P1). I led P3. Not a stunning route really. P3 needs to be bone dry to be at all enjoyable.
with Nic Kidd
Nic strung 1 and 2 together (not much gear on P1). I led P3. Not a stunning route really. P3 needs to be bone dry to be at all enjoyable.
with Nic Kidd
Hidden 22 Jun AltLd
airborne 21 Apr Lead O/S
with Exile
with Exile
Hidden 20 Apr Lead O/S
will9911 20 Apr Lead O/S
with tim
with tim
clanger ?? -
scott gibson 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Wet
with graeme read
Wet
with graeme read
DavidEvans 28 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt Aquarius/Cascade hybrid. Planned to do Aquarius but it looked dirty/rubbish so headed up the corner on pitch 2 of cascade. The block at the top (just before step right) appears ready to fall out. Great climbing on pitch 2 on clean rough rock.
with Helen Garrett
Aquarius/Cascade hybrid. Planned to do Aquarius but it looked dirty/rubbish so headed up the corner on pitch 2 of cascade. The block at the top (just before step right) appears ready to fall out. Great climbing on pitch 2 on clean rough rock.
with Helen Garrett
JendeHoxar 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Flavio, Anne
with Flavio, Anne
Flavio 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Anne Daykin, JendeHoxar
with Anne Daykin, JendeHoxar
Tony Walker 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Tina Holt 23 Jun, 2018 2nd β
tompilgrem 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Gave P1 a miss as looked dirty. Lead P2 - good climbing with adequate gear - top of the grade for me. Tom lead P3 , nice pitch - helped being bone dry !
with Tom
Gave P1 a miss as looked dirty. Lead P2 - good climbing with adequate gear - top of the grade for me. Tom lead P3 , nice pitch - helped being bone dry !
with Tom
markfairbank 20 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Graham Thomas
with Graham Thomas
williap 8 Jul, 2017 Lead
Hidden 8 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 May, 2017 Lead
rachelpearce01 2 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
George_Surf 2 May, 2017 AltLd O/S p1 is virtually a solo with some thin moves, personally would avoid and walk in from the right if i did it again, p2 was nice, started this on the right, p3 was pretty dirty but dry at least. wounldnt say it was a *** route and pretty hard going for the grade
p1 is virtually a solo with some thin moves, personally would avoid and walk in from the right if i did it again, p2 was nice, started this on the right, p3 was pretty dirty but dry at least. wounldnt say it was a *** route and pretty hard going for the grade
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
kato'sdad 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd
ollyroberts 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Linked Pitch 1+2 together.
Linked Pitch 1+2 together.
chris smith 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 May, 2016 2nd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 29 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Start of pitch 2 seemed V.hard and for a 'boulder problem' start not well protected. If I do it again I'll take the soft option the guide suggests as an alternative.
with Joe Harris
Start of pitch 2 seemed V.hard and for a 'boulder problem' start not well protected. If I do it again I'll take the soft option the guide suggests as an alternative.
with Joe Harris
Lakesben 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Rich
with Rich
annep11 10 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1+3. First pitch very runout but otherwise excellent slab climbing, thin and sustained the whole way. P2 much more pleasant, with a hard step in the corner to start but good gear was quite a relief. P3 was harrowing. After the initial wall and bollard-ledge, looked up to find the finish pouring with water (it hadn't rained in a week and the rest of the route was mostly dry, with the exception of a puddle in the thank-god jug on P1). Misjudged what the “cigar-shaped rock” was meant to be and interpreted “the cracks on either side of the cigar” as an invitation to step right across a small gap and onto dry rock. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear that I had selected an option with only about 2m of rock of any kind, followed by 15m of very steep gearless heather. After an afternoon in the library, I’m pretty confident I finished up the adjacent route (see topo in the 1967 guide). The 1911 guide notes: “It reeks with danger and rank vegetation ; moreover, loose holds occur at crucial points…The writer trusts that few climbers will be attracted by Benison's Chimney.” Oops.
Led P1+3. First pitch very runout but otherwise excellent slab climbing, thin and sustained the whole way. P2 much more pleasant, with a hard step in the corner to start but good gear was quite a relief. P3 was harrowing. After the initial wall and bollard-ledge, looked up to find the finish pouring with water (it hadn't rained in a week and the rest of the route was mostly dry, with the exception of a puddle in the thank-god jug on P1). Misjudged what the “cigar-shaped rock” was meant to be and interpreted “the cracks on either side of the cigar” as an invitation to step right across a small gap and onto dry rock. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear that I had selected an option with only about 2m of rock of any kind, followed by 15m of very steep gearless heather. After an afternoon in the library, I’m pretty confident I finished up the adjacent route (see topo in the 1967 guide). The 1911 guide notes: “It reeks with danger and rank vegetation ; moreover, loose holds occur at crucial points…The writer trusts that few climbers will be attracted by Benison's Chimney.” Oops.
Hidden 10 Oct, 2015 AltLd
MikeLeeds 4 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Dave Clark
with Dave Clark
PeteWilson 8 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S really disappointed not to get chance to lead any of this route due to an early epic trying to do it as a 3. lovely climbing, never hard, and well protected after p1
with Dave
really disappointed not to get chance to lead any of this route due to an early epic trying to do it as a 3. lovely climbing, never hard, and well protected after p1
with Dave
youwillfindjimbo 31 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with 8848
with 8848
Hidden 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
gingerking ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Bloke on a Rope 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitch 2. Lake land revival, got a free chalk bag,bonus!
Pitch 2. Lake land revival, got a free chalk bag,bonus!
Climbster 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Lakeland Revival - P 1+3
Lakeland Revival - P 1+3
MarcinK 17 May, 2015 Lead O/S First 2 pitches lead by Cole and 3th by me. 1p - useless, 2p-nice slab and traverse to the right, 3p absolutely horrible wet and mossed chimney. it started to rain during 3p making situation even more wet and unpleasant.
with notthatcolerobertson, Montee
First 2 pitches lead by Cole and 3th by me. 1p - useless, 2p-nice slab and traverse to the right, 3p absolutely horrible wet and mossed chimney. it started to rain during 3p making situation even more wet and unpleasant.
with notthatcolerobertson, Montee
Hidden 16 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
with Stu Sherwood
climbingpixie 13 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Pagan
with Pagan
DavidEvans 11 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Nice route. Scary p1, good climbing on p2. Direct looks ace.
with John Helme
Nice route. Scary p1, good climbing on p2. Direct looks ace.
with John Helme
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
gav 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Conan lead P1, Giles P2 and I got P3. Protection thin on P1 but abundant on P3. Giles took the bypass on P2 to avoid the initial corner, which I took direct on second. Nice climbing; holds all there, though often not obvious. Top pitch was a bit damp inside the chimney but fine on the sides.
with Giles, Conan
Conan lead P1, Giles P2 and I got P3. Protection thin on P1 but abundant on P3. Giles took the bypass on P2 to avoid the initial corner, which I took direct on second. Nice climbing; holds all there, though often not obvious. Top pitch was a bit damp inside the chimney but fine on the sides.
with Giles, Conan
Conan 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd What an amazing route. How can anyone think otherwise. All three pitches had really nice climbing. At least 2 stars 1st pitch quite poorly protected though but good gear after that.
with KMC
What an amazing route. How can anyone think otherwise. All three pitches had really nice climbing. At least 2 stars 1st pitch quite poorly protected though but good gear after that.
with KMC
joe_lancs 19 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
6aPunter ??, 2013 -
Hidden 25 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Bob Windsor ??, 2012 AltLd
with Pete Graham
with Pete Graham
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
sgl0jd ?Jul, 2011 - spooky first pitch but the rest was fine. imagine it'd be grim if even slightly wet
spooky first pitch but the rest was fine. imagine it'd be grim if even slightly wet
tim newton 31 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with tmawer
with tmawer
tmawer 31 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Tim Newton
with Tim Newton
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Trobbo 12 Jun, 2009 AltLd
with steve wrigley/alan blackburn
with steve wrigley/alan blackburn
steve prior ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
with Andy C
with Andy C
Hidden ?May, 2009 AltLd
nakedave 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with adamsky
with adamsky
Seymore Butt ??, 2009 -
chris m fisher 23 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
with John
with John
Hidden 6 Jun, 2008 2nd
martrin 6 Jun, 2008 Lead 2 stars my arse worst climb i have done this year, why is it in the selected climb guide
with Sarah Kekus
2 stars my arse worst climb i have done this year, why is it in the selected climb guide
with Sarah Kekus
Iain Brown 9 Sep, 2007 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
simon kimber ??, 2007 AltLd hard for the grade. alex snapped a hold and took a factor 1 fall on the 2nd pitch
with Wheely
hard for the grade. alex snapped a hold and took a factor 1 fall on the 2nd pitch
with Wheely
Hidden 13 Jul, 2004 AltLd
Shaw Brown 13 Jun, 2004 Lead
with David Jones
with David Jones
Hidden ??, 2001 -
Hidden 25 Aug, 2000 AltLd O/S
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Hidden ?Oct, 1999 -
biggianthead 5 Jul, 1997 -
with HT
with HT
Andy Say 14 Sep, 1996 Lead
Pete Nugent 11 Jun, 1995 AltLd Missed out p1 by traversing in to bottom of p.2 as per Cascade Direct (for some reason - perhaps wet?) Led p2 (5a), JAB led p3.
with John Bennison
Missed out p1 by traversing in to bottom of p.2 as per Cascade Direct (for some reason - perhaps wet?) Led p2 (5a), JAB led p3.
with John Bennison
NickJH ??, 1995 -
Steve Crowe 9 May, 1993 AltLd rpt We were intending trying something harder once we warmed up but it was just too cold today.
with karin
We were intending trying something harder once we warmed up but it was just too cold today.
with karin
Hidden 18 May, 1992 2nd
Dave Musgrove 25 May, 1991 AltLd Attempted Cascade Direct but it was filthy and pegs looked rotten. Escaped up the original.
with Simon Baker
Attempted Cascade Direct but it was filthy and pegs looked rotten. Escaped up the original.
with Simon Baker
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd O/S
Steve Crowe 20 Sep, 1986 AltLd O/S
Bob 18 Apr, 1982 AltLd O/S
with S. Stean
with S. Stean
Falko 3 May, 1980 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
with Al W.
Martin Bennett 26 Apr, 1980 -
with JD
with JD
robinsi197 ??, 1980 -
with Barbara
with Barbara
uphillnow ??, 1980 AltLd Charlie got best pitch
with charlie french
Charlie got best pitch
with charlie french
Hidden 11 Jun, 1978 Lead
Hidden 11 Jun, 1978 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jun, 1978 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jun, 1978 AltLd
Mark Kemball 23 Jun, 1977 2nd
with Tim Leech
with Tim Leech
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1977 Lead
Hidden 17 May, 1975 Lead
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