Rockfax Description
14m. A fine climb, well worth calling in for. A short awkward groove leads to the base of the crack proper which gives steep juggy climbing then some more awkward moves to a rest out right. From here an escape route is apparent, but instead launch leftwards across the overhangs on massive holds. Superb! © Rockfax

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Classic County.

deevid 17/Feb 2nd O/S

Fantastic fun & fairly strenuous. If you're tempted into the cave then then getting back out of it feels pretty heroic.

with Heddwyn
Hidden 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
mattmuller 13/Nov/16 2nd
with Chris Coapes
furbrow 02/Oct/16 Lead

I wish every 5a was like this one.

with Linda
Mike-W-99 10/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 10/Sep/16 2nd
with Mike
Tim Rodgers 24/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/16 -
laura.nicoll 07/Aug/16 2nd
davesa 18/Jun/16 -
dakidunn 09/Jun/16 2nd
with John Taylor
dakidunn 09/Jun/16 2nd
with Tris
topsyturvy 09/Jun/16 Lead rpt

best vs in the county?

Tony Myers 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Gema Martin
Hidden 15/Apr/16 -
Hidden 24/Feb/16 Solo
andybirtwistle ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
pitsien.lang ??/2016 Lead O/S
with Em Craven
Mark Bull 21/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Mike
George Milligan 15/Oct/15 2nd O/S
carlh 28/Sep/15 Lead rpt

Climbed with John Makin. Always an enjoyable climb and worthy of it's 3 star status.

scoth 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Timmy
MBarraclough 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Darboak42 23/Aug/15 Lead
with John Haxon
08nbrierley 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Matty
watson.b 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with rich
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
guisboro andy 04/Jul/15 -
with tom
mauritanianpixie 04/Jul/15 2nd

hard but good fun

with Conrad
freemanTom 04/Jul/15 Lead
with Andy Lang
Alpenglow 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Alice B
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Really good, quite hard and committing, the 5a move is well protected but you are in a strenuous position when you start it, the 4c and 4b moves that follow to the cave are run out and are also strenuous. It would be mid grade HVS on Peak grit IMO.

with Larissa
Hidden ?/May/15 2nd
Jude 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Don't go into the cave - surprisingly hard to get back out again...

with Victor
Victor Ivanov 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable route! The finishing pull out move from the overhang would give any climber great amount of satisfaction, especially if you allow yourself a more "stylish" finish (e.g. heel-hook) on these superb holds.

skirton 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Mark Hammonds
markhammonds 30/Nov/14 2nd dog
FraserMcClennan 19/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
FraserMcClennan 05/Oct/14 2nd
cpforbes 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
JonnoP 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Zoe S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Klingon 30/Jul/14 Lead
with Pete, Clyde
hedgehog_john 27/Jun/14 2nd
with Tim R
mikecollins 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Michael Haywood 15/Jun/14 Lead

Nice cave! and monkey moves at the top!

with Damon Rodwell
petegunn 11/Jun/14 2nd

Tunnel finish

with Davina
petegunn 11/Jun/14 Lead

Roof finish

with Davina
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Matt Poole 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with Thomas Heaton
rnotman67 14/May/14 2nd O/S

Excellent lead from Adam. great to get out climbing again after so long. love them big jugs at the top.

with Adam Bouglas
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Klingon 23/Mar/14 Lead
with Nimble, Capt Kirk
David Cowley 24/Feb/14 2nd O/S
chris smith 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with david cowley
Klingon 05/Jan/14 2nd
with Nimble, Capt Kirk
Bruce Kerr 29/Sep/13 Lead
with Rab Young
acodina 31/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Lee Wilson 14/Jul/13 2nd
climberuk 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Niall
niallk 30/Jun/13 2nd
rgd1977 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Klingon 05/Jan/13 Lead
with Nimble
fall-line 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah Collins, Karolina Mysiak
doogal2003 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with tom
warrygallace ?/Oct/12 Lead

previously seconded with Brendano

with Ali Alien
Hidden 01/Sep/12 -
Mark Bull 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Excellent! Steep moves, good rests and good gear.

with Mike
Klingon 18/Aug/12 2nd
with Clyde, Capt Kirk
sarah hawker 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Adrianw 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd rpt
sleeplessjb 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

really nice, middle of the grade vs, just too short!!!

with Damon
RM199 23/May/12 2nd O/S
beckybray1 22/May/12 2nd dnf
rgd1977 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Klingon 12/May/12 Lead
with Nimble
Ben lad 21/Mar/12 -
with The Wallace
redshapedfriday 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with gary
Hidden 24/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Carol Goodall 24/Feb/12 2nd
jonnie3430 24/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Carol, Emily
stouffer 19/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Feb/12 Lead
jugs ??/2012 Lead
Chad123 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Defo toughest solo at the crag today, quite sustained moves and feels pretty high and airy in the groove and pulling over the top roof! Great climb though, well worth doing either with or without a rope....

with Emily
Will Hunt 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ed Causton
Neil Mackenzie 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
andymoin 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Awesome, tho polished in places

Klingon 30/Sep/11 Lead β

Seconded before

with Nimble
dakidunn 29/Sep/11 2nd
with Matt Poole
Matt Poole 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Dunn
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
jonny taylor 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with James B
mattdown 14/Aug/11 Lead
with freyja
freyja 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
barney800 14/Aug/11 2nd
AmyG 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Graeme Tough
ewan i 10/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with dave duggan
mhowie 21/May/11 2nd
Tom Baird 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Magic. Only problem was topping out to find myself confronted by a pair of bulls.

Redneck 14/May/11 2nd
with Stevie
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
oliverk 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Malcolm
Chris Holliday 09/Apr/11 TR O/S
jlb 26/Mar/11 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
daWalt 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S

crux is getting from the flake to the cave

with TC
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
duncana 12/Sep/10 Lead

Great climb, sustained but steady, didn't go for tunnel at top because rope drag would be bad but looked fun!

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Mark D 25/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mark D
Woodiee 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S

steep but jugs all the way, and when i say jugs, i mean massive holds... dont know where the 5a move was, felt like F5+ climbing... awesome route tho !

Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Nick DW
abbeywall 03/Jul/10 2nd
with Mike, Fiona
Fiona Reid 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lovely, quite sustained but good holds where you need them. Extracting myself from the cave was a bit iffy!

with Mike, Alison
Mike-W-99 03/Jul/10 2nd
jonb23 22/Jun/10 2nd
with Louis Wallace
gdsmnorm 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
maggie505 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian Norman
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd
Mr.Billiams 08/May/10 Lead O/S

'I'm too high' 'I love the cave'

with Steve, Russell
steev 08/May/10 2nd O/S
with Will E, Russel
rnotman67 22/Apr/10 2nd

lead by M. Watson. he escaped via cave although i went over the top. brilliant deserves every star.

andrew sandercock 28/Nov/09 Lead O/S

first time out in a while and probably the best vs i've done in the county! absolutely amazing climbing, was tempted by the cave finish but topped it out instead.

with joe
Hidden 20/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/09 TR O/S
NaomiHart 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Steve, Liz
ferdia 30/Sep/09 Lead β
with Clare Muir
Andy Moles 30/Sep/09 Lead β

Gear already in for me as we all wanted to lead it (so effectively an F5 sport climb!)

with Duncan
decs 30/Sep/09 AltLd
russasaurusRex 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A fantastic finish!

with Sue, Adrian
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
odox 28/May/09 Lead
with Sam Webb
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
alexp 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with C Halliday
ewan i ??/2009 -
Old_Nick_S ??/2009 Lead
with Irene
Hidden ??/2009 TR
Ian Jones 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Wood
Budge 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
tempeh 05/Oct/08 2nd
with Mike Oates
Mrs Weasel 23/Aug/08 2nd

Wow - especially at the top!

JiveWeasel 23/Aug/08 Lead
bigbobbyking 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lauren Thompson
Gandy ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
BelleVedere 08/Jun/08 2nd
with Mike Lauder
Stuart Macfarlane 07/Jun/08 Lead
with Jeanie
snowy owl 25/May/08 2nd
with Mark Anstiss
Andy DB 18/May/08 Lead O/S

What a climb the top bit is mad

with James B
jazzyjackson 18/May/08 Lead
with Ally
Hidden 18/May/08 -
KeithW 04/May/08 2nd dog

Comedy climbing.

with Si Lambert
barney800 ?/May/08 2nd
snowy owl 26/Apr/08 Lead
with Michael Orr
mhowie 20/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead
martibun 18/Mar/08 -
Christopher Williamson ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Sleightholme
odox ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
beegsyboy 05/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Mark
markhowley 05/Jul/07 2nd
with Tim
Christopher Williamson ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with nathan gibson
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd
ligaya ?/Jun/07 Lead
with Al
Sam Judson 05/May/07 2nd O/S

Hell of a climb.

with Phil Steadman
duzinga ?/May/07 2nd O/S
with Martina
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead
barney_edin 02/Jul/06 Lead
Matt crawford ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 -
Colin Matheson 13/May/06 2nd
with Kin NMC
abbeywall 25/Sep/05 Lead
curlymynci ?/Jun/05 2nd
with Maz
Hidden 03/Feb/05 Lead
smollett ?/Feb/05 Lead
topsyturvy ??/2005 Lead O/S

Excellent route from what I can remember. Beautiful rock.

with Dan Hattle
Russell Lovett 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with andrew haigh
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Apr/03 Lead
with Dave M
Hidden 02/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Bruce Kerr 03/Dec/00 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
IanMcC 22/Oct/00 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/00 2nd
el diablo 22/Oct/00 2nd
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Aug/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 14/Feb/93 2nd
kato'sdad ??/1992 Lead
with Bear Sports
malc 03/Mar/91 Lead O/S
Roget ?/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with chris jones, jim
Hidden 15/May/88 Solo
Steve Crowe 16/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Vaux Own
auldscotal ??/1982 Lead O/S

One of my favourites

with ?
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
telemark ??/1979 Lead
with Jim Sutherland
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