15m. From the belay tree at the top of Back Off, scramble up left and carefully cross a rubble strewn ledge. Climb the center of the slab above. The start of this pitch isn't very appealing, and is particularly insecure and unpleasant if at all damp.

J Rose, T Dixon 06/May/2007

Donny M 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with ljkenny
ljkenny 29/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Donald
Graham Westbrook 25/May/17 2nd
cheeky 25/May/17 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 02/Apr/17 Solo
Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden 30/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Fatclimber 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Niels
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 Lead
with Matt Walker
Jimkato ?/Jun/16 -
budchawla 15/May/16 Lead O/S
riddle 15/May/16 Solo rpt

Solo again, whilst Bud cleared the ropes.

with Bud
Hidden 14/May/16 TR
Hidden 08/May/16 TR
Aidanrobinson1995 07/May/16 Lead O/S
with lilli
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Lukemeehan 13/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Lukemeehan 13/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Jessicacrump 06/Jun/15 2nd
betathief 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
davidclare 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Tris Vye
sideshow84 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/15 TR
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
Snorfalorpagus 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S


with Aileen Robertson
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
riddle 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
mikeydee135 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A Terrible route, the first half of it was a mix between choss (blocks one foot across) held in loose earth, which come loose and the shape of the crag and location of the start means these hurtle at your belayer if you even breath in their general direction. if you survive that the upper part is nice enough, nothing special, and then you top out to open grass and absolutely zero to anchor to other than a sitting belay, which you don't want as you want to be able to see your very vulnerable second. I used a single line 30 meters back from the edge to the nearest tree, not an ideal belay by any stretch (stretch being operative) and then you need to work out how to get down again.... not a route that's worth doing give the almost infinite better options at this crag.

Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd
Warner 20/Jun/12 Lead
bpmclimb 02/May/12 TR rpt
with Shunt
Vanswad 21/Apr/12 -

I have recently cleaned this route, there are some good cracks for gear higher up and a lot of the loose rock has gone.the next thing to do is to clean a walk way through the mud above Backing Up so that the two routes can be combined. (if you should wish to do so!)

Huntlyfiddler 03/Mar/11 2nd
bpmclimb 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Lots of loose rock. Not recommended. Once on the slab, follows the line of a long, shallow borehole on improving rock. Best descent: abseil down Balch's Slide.

with Clare
halfwaythere 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with peter
thomasadixon 06/May/07 2nd O/S
freelancer_85 06/May/07 Lead O/S

First Ascent. Mainly cleaned on fa, but still some loose stuff around.

with Tom
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