Rockfax Description
A striking line with some sustained climbing. The route improves considerably after a vegetated initial section on its first pitch. Start just right of the scree at the base of Walker's Gully.
1) 4a, 35m. Ascend vegetated ledges to a wide crack with a flake in it. Climb past it and up the chimney-like feature and more vegetation to a stance and belay below an overhanging crack.
2) 5a, 25m. Climb the steep but brief crack with difficulty (good protection) and continue to a ledge and belay.
3) 4b, 20m. The groove to a belay on a grass ledge below the final corner/groove.
4) 4c, 25m. Difficult climbing up the steep corner/groove gains ledges and broken grassy ground. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Guy Harris 24 Aug Lead O/S Absolutely awful route. Whoever gave this three stars needs to have a rethink. Ended up doing the whole thing french free as slime and moss provide highly adequate quantities of sketch. The grass top out death pitch should be approached with serious caution if you are stupid enough to get on the rest of the route. Thinking about it, maybe the conditions were just a little shit.
with David Stone
Absolutely awful route. Whoever gave this three stars needs to have a rethink. Ended up doing the whole thing french free as slime and moss provide highly adequate quantities of sketch. The grass top out death pitch should be approached with serious caution if you are stupid enough to get on the rest of the route. Thinking about it, maybe the conditions were just a little shit.
with David Stone
Jules Lane 14 Jul Lead O/S Lead all pitches. P1 is scary and horrid and second half of P4 is steep grass. However the middle section is excellent climbing on good rock. The crux on P2 is really nice climbing involving steep bridging and good holds. In situ cam still there. Found first half of P3 pretty tough and there are exciting final moves on the very edge of the groove on P4. Cannot be 3 stars due to the shitty P1.
with Richard MacLennan
Lead all pitches. P1 is scary and horrid and second half of P4 is steep grass. However the middle section is excellent climbing on good rock. The crux on P2 is really nice climbing involving steep bridging and good holds. In situ cam still there. Found first half of P3 pretty tough and there are exciting final moves on the very edge of the groove on P4. Cannot be 3 stars due to the shitty P1.
with Richard MacLennan
Hidden 14 Jul 2nd β
Little AndyH 6 Jul AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
Hidden 6 Jul AltLd
joe.91 6 Jul AltLd O/S
tedburt 22 Jun AltLd O/S Led P2 & 4
with Kendal MC
Led P2 & 4
with Kendal MC
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
MikeLeeds 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Dave Clark
with Dave Clark
Harry Ellis 26 Jun, 2018 AltLd First pitch a bit grim but worth enduring for the rest. Beware loose rock on belay ledge at the top of pitch 3. Pitch length for p2 is more like 25 m.
with Chris Cox
First pitch a bit grim but worth enduring for the rest. Beware loose rock on belay ledge at the top of pitch 3. Pitch length for p2 is more like 25 m.
with Chris Cox
scottidog 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Mark Steel, Graham Ansell
with Mark Steel, Graham Ansell
1-2-3-40 8 Jun, 2018 - Fantastic climb, first pitch a bit of veg, but rest clean and dry. Well protected throughout.
Fantastic climb, first pitch a bit of veg, but rest clean and dry. Well protected throughout.
rowland penty 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S Grassy bottom pitch, good middle pitches, death grass top pitch, maybe i was off-route
with Emma
Grassy bottom pitch, good middle pitches, death grass top pitch, maybe i was off-route
with Emma
Hidden 5 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Scooter Young 1 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Dave Parton ?Sep, 2015 AltLd
fromsinkingships 8 Aug, 2015 2nd
Hidden 23 May, 2015 -
colin smith 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Paul Winstanley
with Paul Winstanley
winst0n ?Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
dannygiblin ??, 2014 Lead
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 2nd
Peter Metcalfe 14 Jul, 2013 Lead Crux felt like negotiating the hanging gardens that guard the first pitch. Must be a nightmare if at all wet. After that, great. Ran P2 and 3 together. Guidebook 4th pitch felt harder than supposed 5a overhang on P2 - enormous cam still stuck here which probably makes it feel easier.
Crux felt like negotiating the hanging gardens that guard the first pitch. Must be a nightmare if at all wet. After that, great. Ran P2 and 3 together. Guidebook 4th pitch felt harder than supposed 5a overhang on P2 - enormous cam still stuck here which probably makes it feel easier.
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Not a bad route but I wouldn't give it 3 stars. 1st pitch is dodgy with all the grass, the crux pitch which I lead, had an insitu cam at the crux, which took much away from the experience.3rd pitch was a bit of a struggle and good top pitch. 1 star at the most.
Not a bad route but I wouldn't give it 3 stars. 1st pitch is dodgy with all the grass, the crux pitch which I lead, had an insitu cam at the crux, which took much away from the experience.3rd pitch was a bit of a struggle and good top pitch. 1 star at the most.
atyson1 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd Simon led crux pitches, I led first pitch (a bit dodgy on loose grass etc), and 3rd pitch which was a bit of an old fashioned struggle.
Simon led crux pitches, I led first pitch (a bit dodgy on loose grass etc), and 3rd pitch which was a bit of an old fashioned struggle.
Hidden 23 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
SnowdonGypsy ?Aug, 2012 -
Nigel Bond 29 May, 2012 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
with Bern Hardman
Swotson 26 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Ian Athroll
with Ian Athroll
Stephen Shaw 23 May, 2012 AltLd
with Ed
with Ed
Narked4fun ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 -
joe_lancs 4 Jun, 2011 2nd
davidwright 13 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S got lost only last pitch on groved wall the rest wandered around
with Sam and Simon B
got lost only last pitch on groved wall the rest wandered around
with Sam and Simon B
Hidden 13 Jul, 2010 2nd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2010 2nd
chrisallan 30 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
bigbobbyking 30 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S A bit dirty, but the higher pitches were good.
with Chris Allan
A bit dirty, but the higher pitches were good.
with Chris Allan
si_green99 5 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S Great route but hard work, don't be put off by the chossy 1st pitch but be prepared for a tricky overhanging crux and then a lot of sustained VS climbing to top out...
with Owen and Wardy
Great route but hard work, don't be put off by the chossy 1st pitch but be prepared for a tricky overhanging crux and then a lot of sustained VS climbing to top out...
with Owen and Wardy
Hidden ??, 2010 -
givemetea 25 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S wet and mossy - ugh! Not sure this one deserves the three stars it's given in the FRCC guide. Crux on the second pitch is well protected by a good cam placement (black diamond camalot no. 1 I think??)
with Craig Jenkins
wet and mossy - ugh! Not sure this one deserves the three stars it's given in the FRCC guide. Crux on the second pitch is well protected by a good cam placement (black diamond camalot no. 1 I think??)
with Craig Jenkins
LozM 11 Jul, 2009 AltLd Led P1 and 3. 5a move well protected and more like 4c, top pitch more like 5a
with Ian R
Led P1 and 3. 5a move well protected and more like 4c, top pitch more like 5a
with Ian R
Little B 4 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Adam
with Adam
chris smith ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
Dave Wearing 8 Sep, 2007 AltLd
with Bedspring.
with Bedspring.
Hidden 5 May, 2007 AltLd
chris m fisher 5 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Tom Heslam ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Ed Heslam
with Ed Heslam
steve prior ?Aug, 2003 AltLd
with Andy C
with Andy C
Hidden ?Jun, 2001 -
p.crooky#1 25 May, 1992 AltLd
with Dave Taylor
with Dave Taylor
Martin Bennett 12 Sep, 1991 -
with RA
with RA
Hammy 17 May, 1990 AltLd
with Pete Smith
with Pete Smith
GuySummers 10 May, 1987 AltLd
BigHairyIan 10 May, 1987 AltLd O/S
biggianthead 25 Apr, 1987 -
with F
with F
Dave Cundy ??, 1987 AltLd O/S
with Steve Halton
with Steve Halton
Tom V ??, 1980 -
Bob Windsor ??, 1976 AltLd
with Pete Harrap
with Pete Harrap
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