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

Martin Haworth 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Mick r
Mick r 30/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Martin
Hidden 29/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Burgess
dom94 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
pete1993 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

nice moves but a bit eliminate

with Dom
cem 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt
georgenvk 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with cem
Hidden 20/May/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 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
phil64 03/Apr/16 2nd


with Andy Bowman
alexcummings95 28/Feb/16 TR
nick ferro 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
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.

Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd dog
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
cdpuk 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Met Frank (FA) at the crag!

Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/15 TR
adi bryant 02/Feb/15 2nd rpt
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...

Gudge 16/Oct/14 Lead O/S

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

TimG 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with John
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/14 2nd O/S
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 arÍte for the first couple of moves

with Ruairidh Wadsworth, Harry Middleton
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.

Hidden 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
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
Lev 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/11 2nd dog
disturbed_one51 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 02/Apr/11 2nd
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/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
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
nick ferro 17/Apr/10 2nd 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
thomasadixon 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Lisa
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
SGD 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

This was really good, hard for the short.

with Jenny Upright
richw2k2 26/Apr/09 2nd
with Al
towdman 11/Jun/08 2nd
Graham Armitage 11/Jun/08 Lead
with towdman
towdman 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sue Armitage
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S
John Kettle 12/Aug/07 -
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
NeilManley ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
adi bryant ??/2005 Lead O/S
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