Rockfax Description
A very sustained and well-protected route that follows the corner-groove to the right of the large fin of rock. Start below the corner and climb it for 10m then traverse left to a good rest just below the fin. Continue up the crack/flake that leads up and right to a roof. Some thrutching leads to some hollow flakes. These enable an exit to be made from the vice-like niche to a rather fine bridged position on the lip. More steep ground needs to be covered, before you reach the sanctuary of the final easier groove. Care needed to avoid rope drag! © Rockfax

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
benkelsey 18 May Lead O/S Steady away to below the final roof, then wild from there. First E4 of the year, intimidation factor was pretttttty high!
Steady away to below the final roof, then wild from there. First E4 of the year, intimidation factor was pretttttty high!
James Oswald 18 May 2nd O/S Scary top section
Scary top section
Dave Almond 13 May Lead RP BMC meet with Olga.Nice to tick this clean with plenty to spare.
BMC meet with Olga.Nice to tick this clean with plenty to spare.
Dan Hale 18 Apr Lead O/S
with Owen from work
with Owen from work
anguskille 6 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S ace
with Dan Mcmanus
ace
with Dan Mcmanus
JendeHoxar 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S My first not-a-slab E4 lead. Definitely not a slab.
with Flavio
My first not-a-slab E4 lead. Definitely not a slab.
with Flavio
Flavio 25 Jun, 2017 2nd Definitely not a slab!
Definitely not a slab!
Richard Kendrick 22 Apr, 2017 Lead
with Misha
with Misha
Misha 22 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt Second time on this. Really good. Found the bottom third fairly easy. Middle third is pretty straightforward anyway (thought not a romp). Flakes of death top third proved to be trickier that I remembered - not that physical as the holds are big and you can bridge but technical and intimidating.
Second time on this. Really good. Found the bottom third fairly easy. Middle third is pretty straightforward anyway (thought not a romp). Flakes of death top third proved to be trickier that I remembered - not that physical as the holds are big and you can bridge but technical and intimidating.
mattnuttall 27 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S Pumpy, 3d and intricate all at the same time... And quality all the way.
Pumpy, 3d and intricate all at the same time... And quality all the way.
Andrew Wilson 27 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Billg 13 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Scary moves out onto the hanging teeth
with Will Calvert
Scary moves out onto the hanging teeth
with Will Calvert
Lenny 30 Jul, 2016 Lead
with Kev
with Kev
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
eel 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
andyinglis 23 May, 2016 2nd Great line and surprisingly pumpy, quality.
Great line and surprisingly pumpy, quality.
Alasdair Fulton 23 May, 2016 Lead O/S Nice, adventurous fun.
Nice, adventurous fun.
Wil Treasure 23 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden ??, 2016 -
hamer89 ?Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
MikePycroft 21 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt Pumpy kept coming, felt greasy in places
with Chris P
Pumpy kept coming, felt greasy in places
with Chris P
nathanlee 19 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S Greasey! Those flakes are not long for this world!
with Jack Lawledge
Greasey! Those flakes are not long for this world!
with Jack Lawledge
dswansonlow 19 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Will H
with Will H
wi11 19 Apr, 2015 2nd β
papashango 20 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
with Phil
with Phil
Rich Kirby 7 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
Adam Lincoln 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Rick Kirby
with Rick Kirby
Tom Livingstone 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 2 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S Scarier that it is hard. Funky big pulling on huge hanging flakes
Scarier that it is hard. Funky big pulling on huge hanging flakes
pete johnson 23 Aug, 2014 2nd rpt
Steve Long 23 Aug, 2014 Lead
Brown 27 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Joel
with Joel
PaulTanton 7 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt
Duncan Campbell 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Brilliant. Pretty steady all the way, but I thought bold through the crux at the loose/hollow fangs. Not hard but not straightforward grab and pull climbing here. Semi soft E4
Brilliant. Pretty steady all the way, but I thought bold through the crux at the loose/hollow fangs. Not hard but not straightforward grab and pull climbing here. Semi soft E4
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2014 2nd
Ram MkiV 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S just ahead of the tide and hangover
with liam
just ahead of the tide and hangover
with liam
Misha 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Some hard moves on so-so gear in the initial crack, then a bit damp going under the roof. Easy and pleasant up the ramp. Eszter belayed below the final roof so I got to do that. Intimidating but fairly straightforward, just don't pull too hard on those flakes!
with eszter
Some hard moves on so-so gear in the initial crack, then a bit damp going under the roof. Easy and pleasant up the ramp. Eszter belayed below the final roof so I got to do that. Intimidating but fairly straightforward, just don't pull too hard on those flakes!
with eszter
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 28 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Nicole Almond 25 Aug, 2013 2nd dog Done purely because dad had no other partner there to do it with. I felt like it was more of a 'haul' rather than 'climb' route. With it being 3 grades above my ability I seriously questioned why I agreed to follow dad up. The things you do for family.
Done purely because dad had no other partner there to do it with. I felt like it was more of a 'haul' rather than 'climb' route. With it being 3 grades above my ability I seriously questioned why I agreed to follow dad up. The things you do for family.
Dave Almond 24 Aug, 2013 Lead dog Sustained. Ran out of gear on the overlap and then ran out of steam
Sustained. Ran out of gear on the overlap and then ran out of steam
soph 28 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Jonny Dawes
with Jonny Dawes
Alex Mason 27 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Great varied climbing. Larvely.
with Jemma Powell
Great varied climbing. Larvely.
with Jemma Powell
soph 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
with Helena Robinson
Hidden 19 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
samrad 22 Nov, 2011 2nd
with ben ballsford
with ben ballsford
Hidden 25 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
frost 5 Jul, 2011 2nd
with D Almond, D Garry
with D Almond, D Garry
Dave Almond 5 Jul, 2011 2nd
with mux, frost
with mux, frost
mux 5 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S nice climbing up until just below the roof ..then it gets a bit thugy. Thought the Fangs would be the crux but they are fine, Easy to the top.
with Dave Almond, frost
nice climbing up until just below the roof ..then it gets a bit thugy. Thought the Fangs would be the crux but they are fine, Easy to the top.
with Dave Almond, frost
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Owain Llewelyn 10 Oct, 2010 Lead
with Gareth E
with Gareth E
dan gibson 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with nick bullock
with nick bullock
TomPR 27 May, 2010 Lead
Dr Toph 13 May, 2010 Lead O/S Great airy position through the roof!
Great airy position through the roof!
ksjs 8 May, 2010 Lead O/S great trad! all pretty steady but found the traverse rightwards to niche under roof trickier than it looked. bring lots of gear - i took and placed about 20 draws and it didnt feel / look over-geared. totally recommended. Fr 6b
with owen
great trad! all pretty steady but found the traverse rightwards to niche under roof trickier than it looked. bring lots of gear - i took and placed about 20 draws and it didnt feel / look over-geared. totally recommended. Fr 6b
with owen
Si Witcher 27 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 12 Aug, 2009 Lead
with Andy Reeve
with Andy Reeve
MikePycroft 20 Jun, 2009 Lead
pete johnson ?Jun, 2009 2nd
Will1 ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Si Witcher ??, 2006 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?Jul, 2005 2nd O/S
Tom Briggs 19 Mar, 2005 2nd
with Tuffty Nick
with Tuffty Nick
Gus 8 Sep, 2002 Lead O/S
with Rich Pickford
with Rich Pickford
tuftynick ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 1998 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 10 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
PaulTanton ?May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
with Dave Taylor
Dave Musgrove Jnr 5 Sep, 1996 2nd
with mark kendrick, Al Willoner
with mark kendrick, Al Willoner
Mike_d78 1 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
ste_d 1 Jul, 1995 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 1995 Lead
with Dave Barton, Jerry Peel
with Dave Barton, Jerry Peel
Hidden ??, 1994 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?Apr, 1989 Lead O/S
Nick Biven ?Sep, 1986 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 1984 Lead
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