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Tricky moves up the wall left of the crack lead to romping. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
TGHB 12 Oct 2nd O/S In approach shoes, I don't think this is 5b by a stretch.
In approach shoes, I don't think this is 5b by a stretch.
Wendy Watthews 12 Oct Lead rpt
with TGHB
with TGHB
Hidden 9 Oct -
slab_happy 15 Sep Lead O/S
jessieleong 15 Sep 2nd O/S Not as scary as I thought- high hip to get off the boulder. Quite techie boulder moves but easy romping afterwards.
Not as scary as I thought- high hip to get off the boulder. Quite techie boulder moves but easy romping afterwards.
jimbonfire 11 Aug 2nd
with Georgio
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 11 Aug Lead O/S
with Jim Broomhead
with Jim Broomhead
jclarkson25 7 Jul Lead O/S Placed a runner in Camperdown Crawl.
Placed a runner in Camperdown Crawl.
Harry Clark 7 Jul 2nd
althesin 9 Jun Lead O/S
with Laurence
with Laurence
Hidden 26 May Lead O/S
jordanclimbs 26 May 2nd O/S
with Nate Hinton
with Nate Hinton
jjclarke70 25 May Lead O/S
with Dave H
with Dave H
Hidden 25 May 2nd
Hidden 24 Apr Lead O/S
Aidan Moreno 3 Apr Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 22 Mar Solo rpt
with Toby, Chris Taylor
with Toby, Chris Taylor
Chris Murray 24 Feb Lead
with Al Copeland, Daz Copeland
with Al Copeland, Daz Copeland
Rocknast ?? Lead O/S
Ollie Wragg ?? Solo
raidiun 28 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Committing move low down though was above pads. Didn’t bother with gear
Committing move low down though was above pads. Didn’t bother with gear
mattthurston1 22 Sep, 2018 2nd
Callum Smith 18 Aug, 2018 Solo
Climbed69 16 Aug, 2018 Lead Did it clean this time!
with Hazza
Did it clean this time!
with Hazza
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Climbed69 23 Jul, 2018 Lead Cheated using right hand in crack of Camperdown Crawl, rock sweaty, try when colder
Cheated using right hand in crack of Camperdown Crawl, rock sweaty, try when colder
Swiss Tony 23 Jul, 2018 2nd
amy.hill13 19 May, 2018 2nd
with mkbk93
with mkbk93
mkbk93 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Jacob Goodenough 17 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with bowline
with bowline
wrapped in bacon 29 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with Dazzle
with Dazzle
Small and weak 24 Apr, 2018 Solo
joese7en 19 Apr, 2018 Solo rpt
craig.england1 14 Apr, 2018 -
with tom
with tom
tom 14 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Runner in Camperdown Crawl assumed at VS
Runner in Camperdown Crawl assumed at VS
Ben Jones 94 3 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
with Nick Lokuciewski
with Nick Lokuciewski
Siobhan Vye 3 Sep, 2017 2nd
with tprebs
with tprebs
tprebs 3 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
milena 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with CarlaJG
with CarlaJG
CarlaJG 20 Aug, 2017 2nd
with milena
with milena
Hidden 17 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Marl 8 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S Think this is left variant start to clampdown crawl
Think this is left variant start to clampdown crawl
Fobbit169 1 Jul, 2017 Lead
Andy Fielding 15 Jun, 2017 Solo
oli5896 26 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
CTLClarke 26 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with oli5896
with oli5896
charliepickering 13 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Mike
with Mike
j.kirby 12 Mar, 2017 Lead
with nick244
with nick244
nick244 12 Mar, 2017 2nd
with j.kirby
with j.kirby
jcdavy 4 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
with Garnham
with Garnham
Garnham 4 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with jcdavy
with jcdavy
adi bryant 29 Dec, 2016 Solo
Climbed69 29 Dec, 2016 Solo
Flavio 29 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
andrew549 22 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 25 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
Dale Comley 14 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
TomYates 26 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
craig.england1 5 Jun, 2016 Lead dnf Attempted but backed off when I found a difficult move and still had no gear
with Dave F
Attempted but backed off when I found a difficult move and still had no gear
with Dave F
daviesp2 16 Apr, 2016 2nd used crack from camperdown for one hold.
with Andrzej & Tom
used crack from camperdown for one hold.
with Andrzej & Tom
andrzej kierzek 16 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Paul Davies, freemanTom
with Paul Davies, freemanTom
freemanTom 16 Apr, 2016 2nd
with Anjay, Paul Davies
with Anjay, Paul Davies
dom94 10 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Naomi.P 10 Apr, 2016 2nd Hard start as usual for Birchen!
Hard start as usual for Birchen!
Jake Young 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Naomi.P
with Naomi.P
leopolian 10 Apr, 2016 Lead β
with Steph
with Steph
Paul Baxter 13 Mar, 2016 Lead
adam.wood 28 Feb, 2016 2nd
with Sam Hunt, UBMC
with Sam Hunt, UBMC
Sam Hunt 28 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
with adam.wood, Robyn Little
with adam.wood, Robyn Little
Robin Nichols 31 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
with Jemma
with Jemma
John Higgs 11 Dec, 2015 Solo O/S
Blueso 3 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
with B4tgirl
with B4tgirl
B4tgirl 3 Nov, 2015 2nd
with Blueso
with Blueso
Maddie 17 Oct, 2015 Solo G/U Jumped off aftre faffing around for ages because soloing. Then found it really easy
with LSMC lot, Dennis999
Jumped off aftre faffing around for ages because soloing. Then found it really easy
with LSMC lot, Dennis999
alexanderadunn ?Oct, 2015 Lead
crazy pierre 19 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S With side runner
With side runner
cragsman9000 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
Gemma_Penny 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
Happy Wanderer 22 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Brian Cross, climbingxcat, MD
with Brian Cross, climbingxcat, MD
MD 22 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S With side runner.
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
With side runner.
with Anne-Marie Shepherd
TomYates 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29 May, 2015 Solo O/S
ipfreely 4 May, 2015 2nd
eliza 4 May, 2015 Lead
Hidden ?May, 2015 2nd
dan_o_b ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
pfoulger 1 Nov, 2014 2nd
Andypeak 1 Nov, 2014 Lead
Hidden 1 Nov, 2014 Lead
Durkules 1 Nov, 2014 2nd
andrew549 12 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 28 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
ipfreely 29 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 29 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 21 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S
Albachoss 26 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2014 Solo
amccann 17 May, 2014 Solo O/S
Teappleby 17 May, 2014 Solo
theboghopper 5 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Owain Baker
with Owain Baker
Hidden 16 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
Ablewings 15 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
Stopsy 14 Apr, 2014 Lead RP slipped at the start, whoops no o/s!
with Jaz
slipped at the start, whoops no o/s!
with Jaz
cameron_hall 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 2nd
nick ferro 1 Sep, 2013 -
Hidden 1 Sep, 2013 2nd
Hidden 24 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 3 Aug, 2013 Lead Side runner in Camperdown Crawl seems a reasonable assumption at the VS grade. Crux move seemed 5a.
Side runner in Camperdown Crawl seems a reasonable assumption at the VS grade. Crux move seemed 5a.
mtempest 2 Aug, 2013 Sent
Hidden 20 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
dbm 14 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Dan Vaj
with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 14 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with dbm
with dbm
tommanion 20 Apr, 2013 2nd dog Nice challenging climb
Nice challenging climb
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2013 2nd
bclifton ??, 2013 Lead
harold walmsley 18 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 1 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Aug, 2012 TR O/S
Oceanic 19 Aug, 2012 -
dannyboy83 12 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
SecretSquirrel 6 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
pastep 10 Jun, 2012 Lead One move wonder. Bobbed a side runner in Camperdown Crawl.
with Will242
One move wonder. Bobbed a side runner in Camperdown Crawl.
with Will242
Steven Andrews 2 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Arjan
with Arjan
bwestwood 2 Jun, 2012 Solo
Hidden 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2012 2nd
Hidden 25 May, 2012 Solo O/S
tommo1664 6 May, 2012 Solo
Hidden 13 Apr, 2012 Lead
Hidden 8 Apr, 2012 Solo O/S
joem 18 Mar, 2012 2nd
with partz
with partz
partz 18 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with joem
with joem
Fraser hill-casey ?Feb, 2012 Solo
Hidden 2 Jan, 2012 Solo O/S
joem ??, 2012 2nd O/S
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
ianjdodd 23 Oct, 2011 TR O/S
Oceanic 16 Oct, 2011 -
Stefan_Morris 15 Oct, 2011 Lead
with Alex and Jenny
with Alex and Jenny
pie_eater_pete 29 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
charley 17 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S 5a tops. Very bold though. No gear until after the crux...
5a tops. Very bold though. No gear until after the crux...
chumleywarner 17 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
Gazleah 17 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
with serge
with serge
adam carless 15 Sep, 2011 Solo O/S
Marti999 5 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
wishicud climbHVS 25 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Bouldery start. Dyno to good hold then enjoy the rest of the route. Side runner gives confidence.
with Ash Crazy fool Green
Bouldery start. Dyno to good hold then enjoy the rest of the route. Side runner gives confidence.
with Ash Crazy fool Green
Chaz2512 23 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
virgil 22 Jul, 2011 Lead
with laura the mentallist
with laura the mentallist
Karlos ?Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 30 Jun, 2011 Lead
joe king 22 Jun, 2011 2nd
with James Moore
with James Moore
eburki1 18 Jun, 2011 TR
Manchi 23 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with tim_mcd
with tim_mcd
iamstebarker 23 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
tim_mcd 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Manchi
with Manchi
Peakology 20 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
sharpie530 3 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
Fraser hill-casey ?Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jan, 2011 2nd
Hidden 23 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
AielSavage ??, 2011 Lead O/S start is interesting especially for the short
start is interesting especially for the short
jonny_098 2 Nov, 2010 TR O/S No protection over crux move. Damp rock so didnt want to deck it. Put wire in Camperdown Crawl and climbed to break where I could thread a sling and provide top rope protection for the move. Felt a lot easier this way!
with George Lewtas
No protection over crux move. Damp rock so didnt want to deck it. Put wire in Camperdown Crawl and climbed to break where I could thread a sling and provide top rope protection for the move. Felt a lot easier this way!
with George Lewtas
PaulHermes 24 Oct, 2010 AltLd
with Tibor
with Tibor
ebf 24 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Much harder than the attached VS, but assuming you can place gear in that the VS grade is fair. Probably only 5a unless you are very short.
with pastep
Much harder than the attached VS, but assuming you can place gear in that the VS grade is fair. Probably only 5a unless you are very short.
with pastep
pastep 24 Oct, 2010 2nd
with ebf
with ebf
Hidden 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
mattorford 13 Sep, 2010 Lead
Nick F Smith 1 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Debbie Bowers
with Debbie Bowers
chris.mac 15 Aug, 2010 -
with rick
with rick
mattgrange 16 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
Ben Sidsaph 23 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Lee Packer
with Lee Packer
scrat 11 Apr, 2010 Lead
Somerset swede basher 10 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
mic_b 27 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
tinyali 23 Mar, 2010 2nd
with Rob Middleton
with Rob Middleton
Daniel Wicks 21 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with matt and marcus
with matt and marcus
RM199 ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
b.hayley 9 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alfredo
with Alfredo
disturbed_one51 8 Oct, 2009 Solo
Jonathan Hall 8 Oct, 2009 Solo
matsavage 23 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
mrtom 30 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mark Lim
with Mark Lim
Hidden 31 Jul, 2009 Lead
steve2006 ?Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
JCB42 21 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Hidden 18 Mar, 2009 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 23 Jan, 2009 Solo O/S Bit easy for 5b.
Bit easy for 5b.
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Wil Treasure ??, 2009 Lead
matt ling 11 Dec, 2008 2nd RP took a couple of attempts to crack the start
with dja
took a couple of attempts to crack the start
with dja
dja 11 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ?Sep, 2008 Solo O/S Month a guess. Much easier than the 5c right-hand start.
with Rob Richards
Month a guess. Much easier than the 5c right-hand start.
with Rob Richards
dfbpdave 31 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Phil & Becky
with Phil & Becky
Heinrich 12 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Tough start as the ground is retreating away from the lowest holds...favours the tall!
with Gaz
Tough start as the ground is retreating away from the lowest holds...favours the tall!
with Gaz
popebenedictus 3 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
with Luke Harding
with Luke Harding
Powder Puff Girl 3 Aug, 2008 TR dnf
scottski 22 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with A.Cooley
with A.Cooley
vvanhinsbergh 2 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Unprotected start
with Mike Swinn
Unprotected start
with Mike Swinn
Chris wilson 2 Apr, 2008 2nd
with jored
with jored
Peakology 19 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S Short but fun, probably easier for me (reach)
Short but fun, probably easier for me (reach)
Chalky Cat 19 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
john lynch 9 Mar, 2008 2nd
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
with rich armour, Bo Robertson
Hidden ?Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton ??, 2008 Lead
with Gav
with Gav
Pilch 10 Oct, 2007 Solo
Hidden 9 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
donkster ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
nai 30 Jul, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
jchenoweth 9 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Johan
with Johan
Hidden 9 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
peterbull ?Jun, 2007 -
peterbull ?Jun, 2007 Solo
steveb2006 26 May, 2007 Solo
Rampikino 8 Apr, 2007 Lead
with Cat
with Cat
Graeme Hammond 7 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Iggy_B 24 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Simon Troop
with Simon Troop
simonw1 14 Jan, 2007 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
with Allan Watson
Hillseeker 14 Jan, 2007 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
with Simon Whitehead
robal ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
Pythonist ??, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2005 Lead
craig d ??, 1999 -
mikej 25 Nov, 1973 Solo
with Janice Williams, E C/W, Geoff Williams
with Janice Williams, E C/W, Geoff Williams
mikej 17 Apr, 1971 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
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