Rockfax Description
Start direct to the sapling, then climb the centre of the face (hard) to the edge of the cave. Step left and make steep moves to the block. Finish direct or exit rapidly right. © Rockfax

Derek Furze 12/Jul 2nd

Technical start and nice moves though very close to other routes

with Mark, Rick
Hidden 16/Jun TR
LucyL 15/Jun TR dog
griffithpatrick 15/Jun TR O/S
stevo smith 29/Apr Lead

Onsight, top out direct - up & over boulder at the top out.

with Chris Britton
mark20 22/Apr Lead O/S
adi bryant 06/Mar Lead
with Lee
Mick r 30/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Martin
Martin Haworth 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Mick r
Hidden 29/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Burgess
pete1993 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

nice moves but a bit eliminate

with Dom
dom94 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
georgenvk 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with cem
cem 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Oliver Houston 20/May/16 Lead

Probably used a hold on great buttress, in my defence it was starting to rain

Hidden 20/May/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
phil64 03/Apr/16 2nd


with Andy Bowman
alexcummings95 28/Feb/16 TR
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd
garywong 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Decent route with tricky moves in the middle, but a bit contrived as you're boxed in by routes on either side and could escape out right.

nick ferro 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
climberchristy 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S

A decent series of moves although a bit squeezed in between adjacent routes.

with bencole
bencole ?/Sep/15 Lead β

on christys gear.

Hidden 09/Aug/15 TR
jimbonfire 05/Jul/15 -
dannyboy83 29/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Lena
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
cdpuk 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Met Frank (FA) at the crag!

Hidden 06/Apr/15 TR
adi bryant 02/Feb/15 2nd rpt
Gudge 16/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Agree with Andy (Deacon) about grade - middle section has some tough moves with just about adequate gear!

cem 16/Oct/14 2nd rpt

Thought this tough for the grade when I led it 4 years ago and I haven't changed my mind...

TimG 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with John
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
MTL 04/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Move at mid-height off the gaston was pretty tough

Hidden 04/Jul/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
RM199 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Used 1 hold on great buttress

widdlestickmcpoos 08/Sep/13 -
the power 03/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd dnf
Anne Gumbley 30/Jun/13 2nd

Used the arête for the first couple of moves

with Ruairidh Wadsworth, Harry Middleton
Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Having a bad day but this felt nails, managed to keep off any good holds and it felt E2 5c to me. Shame its so eliminate and escapable as the moves are very good.

john lynch 15/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joe Holden, ed luke
jwpil 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Matt Cooke 01/Sep/12 Lead β
with Rosh
martroberts 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Wow this was hard for E1 5b! More like E2 5c for me (170cm). Quite a bit harder than Great Buttress Arete (same grade in book) and more sustained and more committing than Thrown Away just left again. Hard to keep the blinkers on and keep direct up the centre of the slab and I found the finish over the rocking block really hard. All that said, it is a good route though

jon59 13/Jun/12 2nd
joemallia 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Alex@home 26/Oct/11 2nd β

some nice moves but ridiculously contrived since you have to keep going back to the arete to place gear. start would be harder for anyone under about 5' 9"

Jim Slater 08/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 11/Apr/11 2nd dog
Lev 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 02/Apr/11 2nd
disturbed_one51 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Wee man
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
crazy pierre 10/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
riven 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Pete
petellis 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Might have avoided some of the main difficulties on this - rather an eliminate.

cem 08/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Amos
nick ferro 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Kate Bush
Hardonicus 10/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Did the crux then go a bit spooked and escaped off right. Have onsighted this previously...

Hidden 16/Jun/09 -
Hidden 16/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Wouldn't have liked to lead this one! Really awkward move with quite poor gear! Only way I could figure of doing it, was using the poor flake, getting my right foot up onto the top of a small niche on the right, leftfoot on a poor smear, right foot up further on pretty much nothing, then a bit of a hop up to the top! Eep!

with Michael, Lisa, Tom and Andy
thomasadixon 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lisa
Rich A-Wilkes 26/Apr/09 2nd
with Al
SGD 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

This was really good, hard for the short.

with Jenny Upright
Graham Armitage 11/Jun/08 Lead
with towdman
towdman 11/Jun/08 2nd
towdman 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sue Armitage
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S
John Kettle 12/Aug/07 -
steveb2006 11/Aug/07 Lead
with Paul E
NeilManley ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
adi bryant ??/2005 Lead O/S
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