72m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A hidden gem that, although lacking the length and position of its famous neighbours, is still a worthwhile climb. The highlight is the first pitch. Start by scrambling (rope advised) up the right side of Moss Gill until below a smooth slab capped by a roof (just before the Tennis Court Wall pitch of Moss Gill).
1) 4c, 35m. Climb a groove to gain the slab then make a tricky traverse left to a thin crack. Climb the thin crack to a pocket and step left to the arete. Follow this for a short way until a corner on the left can be gained. Move up a little and then right to a crack at the edge of the roof. Climb the crack until a traverse right leads to a huge block and belay next to a corner.
2) 4a, 23m. Climb the corner/groove to grassy ledges and a belay a little higher.
3) 24m. Move up and then right along a grassy ledge until a short wall above gains the top. © Rockfax

R.J.Birkett, L.Muscroft Aug/1948

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Luke90 25 Aug AltLd O/S
with agour
with agour
agour 25 Aug AltLd
with Luke90
with Luke90
Lady Vee 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Led second pitch. Disappointing second pitch as 5 mins of climbing followed by a scramble. It’s about the first but great pitch.
with JulianB
Led second pitch. Disappointing second pitch as 5 mins of climbing followed by a scramble. It’s about the first but great pitch.
with JulianB
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Ems_82 28 May, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 28 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Bradbury 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Me Moss Ghyll to base of slab, G.H. pitch 1, me pitch 2
Me Moss Ghyll to base of slab, G.H. pitch 1, me pitch 2
Graeme Hammond 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Led very good main pitch, shame rest isn't as good.
Led very good main pitch, shame rest isn't as good.
colin milton 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd lead p1
lead p1
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Emily Brooks
with Emily Brooks
Big Lee 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Great first pitch. Second pitch a bit of a non-event after the first few metres.
with EeFu
Great first pitch. Second pitch a bit of a non-event after the first few metres.
with EeFu
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd
EeFu 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Big Lee
with Big Lee
Iain Brown 14 Jul, 2013 -
with Graham, Ricardo
with Graham, Ricardo
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
sgl 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with tebs
with tebs
Goose4 19 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Harry Mcghie
with Harry Mcghie
colin smith 9 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Paul Cook
with Paul Cook
Hidden 26 May, 2012 AltLd
mike.moss 26 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
PTatts 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
S Lynch 22 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
adi bryant 14 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Preet
with Preet
preet s 14 Aug, 2010 AltLd
with Adi
with Adi
Adam1973 25 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ann S
with Ann S
Ann S 25 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Adam
with Adam
DavidEvans 30 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
with Helen Garrett
Diggler 30 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Mark C
with Mark C
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 3 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden ?May, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Stig 26 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 17 Jun, 2006 AltLd
nige pacer 9 Nov, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2001 -
Hidden 22 Jul, 2000 AltLd
plain kitten ?Jul, 1998 Lead
Tom V 15 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with John Ganley
with John Ganley
GuyC 30 Jul, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Jon Bell
with Jon Bell
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1993 Solo
Mick King 22 Jun, 1992 Solo
stewart murray ??, 1989 AltLd O/S
with Martin Willey
with Martin Willey
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 11 Jun, 1988 Solo
Hidden ??, 1988 AltLd
biggianthead ?Jun, 1982 -
with M
with M
DonnyDave 10 May, 1978 AltLd
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
Seymore Butt ??, 1977 AltLd
with Ken Dryer
with Ken Dryer
Hidden 10 Jul, 1976 AltLd
Hidden 4 Jul, 1976 AltLd
Ian Jones ?Jun, 1976 Lead β
with Chris Newton and Paul thingy from Durham Uni.
with Chris Newton and Paul thingy from Durham Uni.
uphillnow ??, 1976 Lead
with john page, Al Bennett
with john page, Al Bennett
Nigel Bond 9 Jul, 1975 Lead
with Bob Windsor
with Bob Windsor
D Tempest ?Jun, 1975 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jun, 1974 Lead
Martin Bennett 15 Jun, 1974 -
with Dot Wood
with Dot Wood
Campbell42 ??, 1970 AltLd O/S
with Peter Calam
with Peter Calam
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