Rockfax Description
12m. The pocketed roof above Great Western's traverse yields most easily to a dynamic approach. Finish up a short crack on perfect jams. Short lived but storming. © Rockfax

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Jmpollard 02/Dec/17 Lead G/U

Fifth go, fell a few times going between pockets, then once stupidly on the next move, took a decent fall but incredibly safe. Good fun route, that I should've done quicker!

scottcoates 12/Aug/17 Lead

Finished up this after doing western front. Good link up.

with Steve
WillDoyle 12/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 18/May/17 Lead dog

Why is it so far to the second pocket!? Flying isn't for me and I did a lot!

Jono_LS16 13/May/17 Lead O/S
with Scott
scottcoates 13/May/17 Lead β

Lead on Jono's gear. Tried stripping the route but failed miserabley. Cracking route.

with Jono
ollyisaclimber 11/May/17 Lead G/U

Fell going pocket to pocket on the flash. Lowered off, got back on and did it. Great fun!

with Josh
Adam24B 12/Mar/17 Lead β

The beta was watching Tim Lowe cruise up it a few hours before.

scarmichael 24/Sep/16 -

Repeat on steves gear

with Steve Wooton
Steve Wootton 24/Sep/16 Lead dog
SteveM 02/Sep/16 2nd dnf
with Will Hunt
Will Hunt 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Placed a ridiculous amount of protection before embarking on the crux. Long reaches between decent flatties.

scarmichael 21/Aug/16 Lead

Top quality fun! Got second time on own gear, will be back for a ground up for sure!

with Steve Wooton
Hidden 26/Jun/16 Lead G/U
will9911 13/May/16 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 01/Nov/15 2nd dog

Missed the dyno the first time, then managed to sneak through it with alternative beta.

tim newton 01/Nov/15 Lead β
robertmctague 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Linked from Western Front.

Hidden 22/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Mike Todd 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Easier than I was expecting.. always nice when that happens.

Hidden 17/Sep/15 Lead β
WB 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Good steep fun. Only one r-r-reachy move. Get them feet up. The rest is hvs...

redshapedfriday 23/Aug/15 2nd dog
GPN 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

I'd say this just about deserves E4. It's definitely not easier than the E3s! I missed the good bit of the hold on the slap move at the first attempt, but somehow managed to stay on the rock.

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 05/Aug/15 Lead G/U
with Jim Nichols
david morse 23/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with 2 finger
PeteH 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Easier than the big three E3s. Top quality fun though!

with Rob Boyle
robman 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
climberchristy 12/Jul/15 Lead G/U

Went clean 2nd try today after messing my hand sequence up on go one. Great route. Gets E3 in Yorks Grit guide but deserves E4.

with bencole
Matt Cooke 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Sam Taylor
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 04/May/15 Lead G/U


with Roisin
robertmctague 10/Feb/15 Lead O/S

had done great western before

robertmichaellovell 05/Oct/14 Lead

YES!! Been on the list for a while, good to get it done

with Chris Down, Bex
samwillo 30/Sep/14 Lead
with LUUMC
david morse 21/Sep/14 2nd β
with 2 finger
pezzerrr 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
elCapitano 05/Oct/13 2nd dog
markalmack 27/Jun/12 Lead β

easier than all of the big 3 E3's!

akhughes 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Not that bold, with bomber gear at knee height for crux. E3. Good climbing though.

Dan Mckinlay 13/Apr/12 Lead β
Hidden 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 29/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead dog
Jack00 09/May/11 Lead β

Have done the other routes that form the start and finish before.

with Scott from Reading
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Tez29 23/May/10 2nd dog

Powerful move, got with one rest. Tough

with Ivan
simon kimber 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Middleton
dan gibson 03/Apr/10 Lead
with michael porter
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 17/May/09 Lead O/S
with JulesV
Tommy G 21/Mar/09 Lead dnf

Oh I'm still a boulderer! I must remember that routes are not my thing. Great climbing though, what little of it I expereinced!

with Andy Reeve, Tom P, Kook, Mina
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S

Not sure whether this merits E4, but good fun.

Boy ?/Oct/08 -
Ram MkiV 12/Aug/06 Lead

Made it out to lip before floundering in a (grand) delusional state a couple of years back (in a vein attempt to leap-frog the E3 grade IIRC). Really enjoyed the climbing this time - easy enough if a little bold.

with Alex
andi turner 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Gus Hudgins
Gus 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Rob Muirhead
PaulTanton 27/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Dirty Derek
Hidden 29/Jun/99 Lead O/S
GeoffG 06/May/99 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Tanya Holdsworth
innes ?/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Craig
Hidden 23/Sep/97 2nd rpt
John Southworth 02/Nov/96 Lead RP
rob.grafton ??/1995 Lead
with Tim
Seymore Butt ??/1995 2nd
with Roy
SR1970 ?/Oct/94 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 01/May/94 Lead O/S
with Nick Ashton
Hidden 21/Jun/93 Lead O/S
craig h ??/1990 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
jhardwick ??/1990 2nd dog

hard and reachy

Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Not Sure
Dave Musgrove 23/Aug/89 Lead O/S

3 brilliant moves in a superb position.

with Paul Dawson
duncan ??/1988 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs ?/Aug/81 Lead

On sight - with a little dyno.

with John Addy
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