Rockfax Description
Usually in the shadows, this route tackles a groove-system up the left-hand side of the Colossus Wall.
1) 6a, 23m. Start up a rib, passing two bolts. Continue up with difficulty to transition into the groove on the right. Ascend this past more bolts until you are forced out right at the top of the groove. Perplexing moves and long reaches lead up past another bolt to a sloping ledge and belay.
2) 5c, 18m. Climb the left-hand side of the corner past three bolts. This is steeper and more difficult than it first appears! © Rockfax

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Luke90 14 Sep Lead dog So close! One fall near the top of the first pitch when pumped out of my mind and possibly trying to go the wrong way.
with Rory, Dan G
So close! One fall near the top of the first pitch when pumped out of my mind and possibly trying to go the wrong way.
with Rory, Dan G
ian d f 13 Aug Lead G/U
Hidden 13 Aug 2nd dog
markalmack 3 Aug Lead O/S Weird and hard but good
with Trouble Bird
Weird and hard but good
with Trouble Bird
Katekeltie 3 Aug 2nd dog
ferdia 6 May Lead O/S
ClimberPentir 10 Apr 2nd Struggled; fell off on each pitch
with Andy Gardiner
Struggled; fell off on each pitch
with Andy Gardiner
Andy Peak 1 10 Apr Lead O/S Grate climbing! Led both pitches
Grate climbing! Led both pitches
Bloke on a Rope 21 Mar Lead G/U Man that crux move is a head scratcher,after a couple of abortive attempts I did a big crucifix move from the poor arete by the 2nd bolt to the flake high in the groove then dropped into a lay back clipped 3rd bolt and switched grooves, was pretty pumped on the top section and cut my palm on the undercut flake by the top bolt, also the lichen in the groove was holding moisture, so all in all it was quite an eventful ascent. Defo enjoyed it more in retrospect!
Man that crux move is a head scratcher,after a couple of abortive attempts I did a big crucifix move from the poor arete by the 2nd bolt to the flake high in the groove then dropped into a lay back clipped 3rd bolt and switched grooves, was pretty pumped on the top section and cut my palm on the undercut flake by the top bolt, also the lichen in the groove was holding moisture, so all in all it was quite an eventful ascent. Defo enjoyed it more in retrospect!
WilliamRupp 21 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
asol 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S 1st pitch only
with Euge401
1st pitch only
with Euge401
tprebs 22 May, 2018 Lead dog fell off moving between the grooves . climbing badly at the moment!
fell off moving between the grooves . climbing badly at the moment!
shed_hed 22 May, 2018 Lead RP Cool moves, but perplexing low down to transfer between grooves. Fell off there and took a while to figure out those moves. Got a bit stressed out by it, need to do more roped stuff!
with tprebs
Cool moves, but perplexing low down to transfer between grooves. Fell off there and took a while to figure out those moves. Got a bit stressed out by it, need to do more roped stuff!
with tprebs
pipof747 11 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle 10 May, 2018 Lead rpt p1 only
p1 only
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Aug, 2017 Lead β
Sophie Nunn 1 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S In one big pitch
with Phil
In one big pitch
with Phil
chris_woodsy 1 Jul, 2017 Lead β kept on the right track by some useful beta from Felix.
with Widda
kept on the right track by some useful beta from Felix.
with Widda
feilx 29 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt 1st pitch only
with Callum , james d
1st pitch only
with Callum , james d
adi bryant 28 May, 2017 Lead G/U
Rachel Hoyland 28 May, 2017 2nd dog
Mark Reeves 22 Apr, 2017 AltLd lead Top pitch. Crux is changing grooves by 2nd/3rd bolt!
lead Top pitch. Crux is changing grooves by 2nd/3rd bolt!
soph 6 May, 2016 Lead
with Clinton martinengo
with Clinton martinengo
sarpedon 22 Mar, 2016 Lead dog Slipped on a foothold and fell on both pitches.
Slipped on a foothold and fell on both pitches.
Hidden ??, 2016 -
dan gibson 13 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with alice thompson
with alice thompson
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
wi11 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S P2
with Pete Harrison
P2
with Pete Harrison
Ed morris 6 Jun, 2015 Lead G/U Led p1. Slipped off a filthy hold on the crux, pulled ropes and climbed to the top.
Led p1. Slipped off a filthy hold on the crux, pulled ropes and climbed to the top.
Hidden 6 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
JBO 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
wolf.leeb 5 May, 2014 Lead O/S Great / unlikely moves through crux and before the ledge. P1 only
with Alexis
Great / unlikely moves through crux and before the ledge. P1 only
with Alexis
Luke Brooks 22 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S P1
with Delyth
P1
with Delyth
Justin T 24 Aug, 2013 Lead dnf Failed to figure the move between the grooves at the bottom. Nails!
Failed to figure the move between the grooves at the bottom. Nails!
mike mo 5 May, 2013 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2013 Lead
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2011 Lead
JulesV 4 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
nige ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with mark hounslea
with mark hounslea
Hidden 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S P1 only. Hard move transfering grooves, and to finish. nasty fall potential onto 2nd bolt. 6c+.
with Ben alsford
P1 only. Hard move transfering grooves, and to finish. nasty fall potential onto 2nd bolt. 6c+.
with Ben alsford
ksjs 2 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S P1 only. superb slate! unlikely moves at the crux. save some arms for the interesting finish. bit algae and lichen covered towards the top at the moment... fine for E4 though the crux is definitely fluffable, assuming you work out what to do that is
P1 only. superb slate! unlikely moves at the crux. save some arms for the interesting finish. bit algae and lichen covered towards the top at the moment... fine for E4 though the crux is definitely fluffable, assuming you work out what to do that is
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2008 Lead dnf
Somerset swede basher 15 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S Lead first pitch, really good and varied route. Got some more bolts in than the guide suggested too. Unlike a lot of other new bolts going in this doesn't detract from the quality of the route. First class.
with Aly Robertson
Lead first pitch, really good and varied route. Got some more bolts in than the guide suggested too. Unlike a lot of other new bolts going in this doesn't detract from the quality of the route. First class.
with Aly Robertson
Brian Rodgers ??, 2008 Lead Led the first pitch ,pulled the ropes up and then dropped them down again to reduce drag. Then led the second pitch and abbed for all the gear.
with Louise Rodgers
Led the first pitch ,pulled the ropes up and then dropped them down again to reduce drag. Then led the second pitch and abbed for all the gear.
with Louise Rodgers
lukea 26 Aug, 2007 Lead β
Hidden 26 May, 2007 2nd
IOAN D 8 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with elfyn (chang)
with elfyn (chang)
Mark Stevenson 7 Apr, 2007 Lead dog
middlevern 3 Apr, 2007 2nd
Toby Dunn 3 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Nick Verney
with Nick Verney
feilx 11 Mar, 2007 Lead O/S Now fully bolted
Now fully bolted
duncan ??, 1994 Lead O/S Date is approximate
with Dave Wills
Date is approximate
with Dave Wills
Hidden 29 Aug, 1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1993 Lead dnf
Billg 3 Feb, 1990 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
with Dave Gregory
Billg 25 Jun, 1989 AltLd O/S I led P1
with Jon Barton
I led P1
with Jon Barton
Enty ??, 1987 -
with A Gudgeon
with A Gudgeon
Hidden 21 Jul, 1986 Lead
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