Rockfax Description
18m. Perhaps Almscliff's most famous classic. The steep corner leads to the roof and a large spike, traverse left into an exposed position and pull into a short crack with difficulty (hidden holds?). From a rest on the uncomfortable pedestal, finish up a short crack or, MUCH better, head right up the jamming crack on Western Front - the icing on the cake. Be aware of rope drag problems. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the corner below the overhang till it is possible to take the horizontal break on the left. Follow this till it is possible to climb up into the niche at the end (cramped rest). Then decide either to climb up the original awkward crack above and slightly left or much better climb 'The Five Star Finish', which takes the steep crack up and out right in a magnificent position

Ticklists: Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs, The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Rockfall Northern England top 50, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., 2018 Goals.

WilliamRupp 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with felix
FelixJT 19/Nov/17 2nd
with willr
Hidden 18/Nov/17 Lead β
Josh Kimberling 14/Nov/17 Lead O/S
roym 11/Nov/17 2nd
with Stuart Walker
Matt Amos 04/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Dexter JW 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S
charliepickering 31/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Rob Moorcroft 21/Oct/17 Lead
with Sophie Philbrick
freudy_love 18/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Captain Solo 18/Oct/17 Lead
PatrickRT 14/Oct/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Jack93 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 13/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Khalid
WillDoyle 03/Oct/17 2nd rpt
Stuart Walker ?/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Matt17 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Found the corner and traverse harder than pulling into the pedestal. Glad I pushed through the pump and found the 'hidden' hold. Climbed in absolutely rubbish style after saving it for a year for onsight.... great route though.

with Andrena
LMS 10/Sep/17 Lead rpt

Just love this route.

climberchristy 10/Sep/17 2nd rpt

Never tire of this route. Lynn cruising it these days.

with LMS
stev1e.wilso 06/Sep/17 2nd dog

Failed again. Must remember the pocket after the traverse next time.

John Brayshaw 06/Sep/17 Lead rpt

A clean ascent at last, and I'm still grinning like a Cheshire Cat

Wendy Watthews 06/Sep/17 Lead O/S

At every point it looks hard the jugs appear

with Sandra LMC, Neil LMC
Stickle Tarn 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
tjwalker 25/Aug/17 TR O/S


Seb Wilkinson 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Crack was fine, traverse brought on the pump...especially when placing the nut at the other side...a little rest before going up the crack directly above - very satisfying

daftendirekt 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Ryan Lynch
Saurusrock 05/Aug/17 2nd β

Great climb! I found the traverse pretty pumpy and ended up getting quite a high knee bar to remove some gear before moving into the rest section.

with Jack Evans
evans859 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Fun route! Didn't feel too demanding and found good holds most of the way. Finished up the right on the 5 start finish.

mop449 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Wow. Brilliant adventure. Went too far left in the traverse so had to come back which was pumpy and spicy. Then got into the niche as the heavens opened. Had to wait for the rain to stop and the holds to dry before topping it out. 5 star finish was too wet, so went the cop out way. Incredible fun.

LMS 20/Jul/17 Lead rpt

This would never get old.. such a great climb!! enjoyed doing it again, saved a night of me climbing badly!

with Christy
WillDoyle 12/Jul/17 2nd
Jono_LS16 26/Jun/17 Solo
noah 17/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Much easier this time, 5 star finish. Fantastic

with HB
auld al 15/Jun/17 2nd dnf

Yeah, well it was cold and windy...

connor_furness 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
PatrickRT 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S

So good! Got to the top bleeding and pumped but so happy

with Dan
alexmcmillan 01/Jun/17 Lead O/S

With the five-star finish. Excellent.

with Ceridwyn Stewart, Owain Simpson
Hidden 24/May/17 -
LMS 23/May/17 Lead rpt

Lovely route..felt great and much easier than I remembered from seconding it 6 month's ago. Really pleased ...

with Christy
Hidden 23/May/17 Lead rpt
spragglerocks 18/May/17 2nd
with Tom, Andy
Tony Myers 14/May/17 2nd dog
watson.b 14/May/17 Lead β
with Sophie
ned_85 13/May/17 2nd
with Joe White, Scott Marc Berry
lukehunt 10/May/17 Lead O/S
with andy hall
Helen Levens 10/May/17 2nd dog

A struggle!

with andy, luke
robbjackson 05/May/17 Lead β
with Josh Pollard
Hidden 02/May/17 Lead dog
Will Hunt 02/May/17 2nd rpt
Rib1356 01/May/17 Lead dog
Richard Alderton 22/Apr/17 2nd dog

5* finish

Dakam12 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Proper! Was defo warm after this warm up!

with Vic, Matt
scarmichael 17/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Steve Wooton
Climbster 17/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Vick, Ian
wobrotson 08/Apr/17 2nd

excellent climb, must return for the lead. now I know how excellent all the holds are and how wonderful the hidden jug is it will definitely go!

with Noel
noah 08/Apr/17 Lead dog

Didn't realise there was such a good hidden jug at the end of the traverse until after I got pumped and sat on gear. awesome route, to repeat soon...

southern_smit 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S

jamming is needed and and a helpful hidden hold on the traverse

Neil McA 16/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with noddy
Adam24B 12/Mar/17 2nd
Kris2fa 12/Mar/17 Lead β

Led with 5* finish on the gear Adam used for grand illusion. Awesome finish!

with Adam24B
DanOsb 19/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
robertmichaellovell 18/Feb/17 Lead
with Patrick G
harry.morrish 03/Feb/17 Lead dog

pretty pumped on hand traverse, had to rest on gear. committed to it, finished on original exit - awesome route(despite being sandbagged by connor who fell off seconding!)

with USMC, Connor Read
CRead 03/Feb/17 2nd

A bit of a sandbag on such a cold day, my bad Harry...

noshjewbold 21/Jan/17 Lead O/S

awesome route stuggled at the very top due to lack of jamming ability

with Hugh Watkin
rach21756 ??/2017 2nd
Guy Bennell ??/2017 2nd
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Sam Wallace ??/2017 2nd β
with KimboSlice
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Flavio 04/Dec/16 2nd rpt
JendeHoxar 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Flavio
LMS 29/Oct/16 2nd
with Christy
richy85 20/Oct/16 2nd β
with George
bomtall 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Daria, Jack Watts
Flavio 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S

Best route of the day. Hanged about on jams before the top just to absorb all the exposure.

Hidden ?/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Jake Young 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
soph 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Frances Taylor
nathanhesslewood 13/Sep/16 2nd
lukehodson 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

With 5* finish. What a beauty. Felt wild and exposed for a 15m grit route!

tunnah 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
CMoore 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with tunnah
Lakesben 21/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Mike W, Mark
jammy4536 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd O/S
garywong 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Barney
BarnDawg 13/Aug/16 Lead dnf

anywhere else it'd be E1 for the onsight IMO

with Gary
Goodstuff 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

With 5 star finish, awesome. No hard moves but steep and pumpy.

with Sam Cooper, Matt Elliot
Gordon W 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S

With 5* finish

Chazhoz99 ?/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Alistair Corbett ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Robinson
topsyturvy 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S

great route, a bit too hot and humid for maximum enjoyment. five star finish.

with John Wilson
Ryanmcd 21/Jul/16 Lead β

Would need to do it again to be sure, but after watching a few people do it and getting all psyched up, felt like there was not much to it. Tho that could just be the gritstone experience generally. Hard to get too excited about a line that has 4 pieces of pro (could place more, but why?) and as many at-grade moves as a boulder problem. Not that it felt too easy--the final jam, which I forced in order to feel like I'd done a proper gritstone classic, certainly felt painful enough! My sample pool is too small to say yet, but my hunch is that anything steep on gritstone gets overgraded for the present moment (when we all climb steep in gyms), and cracks, which we don't often train in gyms, feel much higher than grade. Gritstone natives excepted, of course.

Mike Todd 14/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Bathed in summer evening sun. Its impossible to get bored of doing this route.

Jackwd 12/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Guy
KeenClimber 10/Jul/16 Lead rpt
quickdrawmcraw 03/Jul/16 Lead
AC1 28/Jun/16 -
with Michael Barnard
Hidden 21/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/16 Lead dog
Steve Wootton 19/Jun/16 Lead RP

Super pysched to get it clean!

marcduhig 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
btpalmer 06/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Pumped on traverse and dropped cams. Next time...

with Jake
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
peterhubbard 29/May/16 2nd
with Conrad, Duncan
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd dnf
Dawn_K_B 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Found this intimidating to get on, mainly worried about the steep jams at the top, which I nicely avoided by yarding from one horizontal break to the next, probably making it harder than necessary! The traverse was fun

Mike Todd 22/May/16 Lead rpt
with Jim Simpson
stevebarratt 18/May/16 Lead O/S
with Thomas Mills Richmond
MD 07/May/16 Lead O/S


with Jo
Happy Wanderer 07/May/16 2nd dog
with Mike D
Mark1800 04/May/16 2nd β
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead
Will Hunt 04/May/16 Lead rpt
nathanhesslewood 21/Apr/16 2nd dnf

fell on traverse

OLGrady 17/Apr/16 Lead β

Fantastic Climb. Did the 5 star finisgh and wow it was good the route is very well protected and the climbing is class. Traverse not as bad as I thought it would be.

Deezel65 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S
scarmichael 11/Apr/16 2nd
with MSD
watson.b 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 10/Apr/16 Lead G/U

Got to pumped on the traverse on the first go and slumped onto the gear, finished the route then re climbed it 20mins later clean as a whistle. Superb climbing all the way :D

Tom.Priestley 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Great climb, almost missed the obvious hole!

Tom_Shill 25/Mar/16 Lead


Scott Quinn 25/Mar/16 2nd rpt
Joshcastril 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S

An amazing line

Hidden 23/Mar/16 2nd dog
Sam McCarthy 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Dad and Brother
will9911 13/Mar/16 2nd β
egg-man 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Tony Madden
Nick1812P 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Tom A
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Hidden 06/Dec/15 2nd
Jmpollard 06/Dec/15 Lead

Last climb of the day, in the dark

will black 25/Nov/15 Lead O/S

First true trad lead. Fantastic route!

PaulTanton 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Did the five * finish

with Maz
MazElden 31/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
georgenvk 17/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Misha 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Pure class! Amazing flow of handjams and slopey footholds with just enough friction. Placed three pieces of gear, which was enough to protect (one green BD cam and two yellows). Can't really claim a proper onsight as had reversed the traverse as part of the Girdle just before this but who cares. One of the best single pitch routes around and I'm not even into grit! Took the 5 star finish, I can see why it's called that!

with Ed
Steve Andrews 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

After struggling pulling up out of the traverse and not wanting to leave the rest point took the 5* finish which turned out to be a delight and the icing on the cake! awesome route, climbed on two ropes

eduardo 11/Oct/15 2nd
with Misha
Jackwd 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt

One of the three.

with Guy Chater
dbottomley ?/Oct/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
JemG 20/Sep/15 Lead dnf
with Jonny Reay
poigol5043 20/Sep/15 2nd
with Matt Elliott
JDC 19/Sep/15 2nd

RH finish - pumpy warm up!

andy jennings 10/Sep/15 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
Droyd 09/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Chris Marsden
Steve Wootton 05/Sep/15 Lead dog
jeddb 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Did with the five star finish

WB 27/Aug/15 Solo rpt

have wanted to solo this for a while. Never been brave enough before

stev1e.wilso 25/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Roger Saxton
elCapitano 24/Aug/15 2nd
with Laura, Kenny
redshapedfriday 23/Aug/15 2nd rpt
GPN 23/Aug/15 Lead
lithos 20/Aug/15 2nd
with Puma
Puma 20/Aug/15 Lead

Fun. Good gear the whole way. Don't hang around too long on the traverse.

Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead G/U
Owen W-G 06/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Total class

williap 05/Aug/15 Lead G/U

Finally slain the demon!

scottcoates 05/Aug/15 2nd
with williap
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Ozzyt109 25/Jul/15 2nd dnf

seconded to help remove gear for other climbers, managed half before stopping, gear left was good for western front

tomlake 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hannes B 25/Jul/15 Solo rpt
benkelsey 16/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Teappleby, Shaun Humphreys
shaunhumphreys 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
scarmichael 15/Jul/15 Lead rpt
MJLangley 15/Jul/15 2nd
PaulTanton 14/Jul/15 Solo rpt
KeenClimber 12/Jul/15 Lead
with Ian Dugdale
jimxxx 12/Jul/15 Lead β
PaulTanton 09/Jul/15 Solo rpt
georgehumphery 04/Jul/15 Lead

went up with stu dan and dave after 1st party in 3 newport gardens was fun pumpy

with stu
foostu4 04/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Harri777 04/Jul/15 2nd dnf
with Dale, Yvonne
DaveHo ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Charlie T, Janet G
Mike505 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Pip
tim newton 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 23/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead
Morgan P 15/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Finally did it clean!

nick ferro 12/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Oli Birkill
sarah hawker ?/Jun/15 2nd dog

Volunteered to second for some students who wanted gear back from under the big roof. Fell off the traverse and had to be hauled up the E3

with bob, Random climbers
GeorgeNunn ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with George Reeder
Hidden 22/May/15 2nd
will9911 05/May/15 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
frost 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with John Sealy
John sealey 04/May/15 2nd
with si frost
Dave Mayes 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Emily
MrBIond 15/Apr/15 2nd
mrteale 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
Ahab ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
scottcoates ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Oli Read
Hidden 28/Mar/15 Lead
farmus21 27/Mar/15 Lead
with Sam Radcliffe
Hidden 20/Mar/15 Solo O/S
jon_gill1 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Ian Burton
Richard Goodey ??/2015 Lead
lloydrees91 29/Dec/14 Lead
Tadams 07/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Dec/14 2nd dnf
OliverRoss 30/Nov/14 Lead dog
CraigOsborne 30/Nov/14 Lead dog

Took a fall / rest at the end of the traverse, far too pumped

Alpenglow 16/Nov/14 AltLd β

Rescuing gear from the last person to climb the route. Seconded up to half way across the traverse and led the rest. Fantastic route - been waiting to get on this for a long time.

with Simon A, Ben M, NUMC
Hidden 16/Nov/14 Lead dog
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Alex Mccan
Matt Harmon 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
amccann 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Callum Smith 02/Nov/14 Lead G/U

Finally off my mind. A winner.

lanky and weak 17/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Duncan Campbell 11/Oct/14 2nd

Juggy brilliance

with Flo, Bubbles
robertmichaellovell 05/Oct/14 Lead
with Chris Down, Bex
Morgan P 04/Oct/14 Lead dog

Took 2 rests on the cam on the hand traverse after being 100% sure the hidden hold was ...not where the hidden hold was. Even had the energy for the move into the rest if I wasn't faffing with the not-the-good-hold trying to find the good bit. I will do this clean.

RKirke 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Alex T
rustaldo 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lived up to the reputation, quite juggy throughout.

with Alex
Alex Hallam 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Such a classic.

samwillo 26/Sep/14 Lead
with Tom Fleming
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead rpt
ollyisaclimber 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with John P, Dave
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
GrahamPlant 01/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Will Smith
david morse 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

With right hand finish. Awesome

with KT, josh
scott1895 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 -
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Droyd 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
scarmichael 20/Aug/14 Lead dog

rested on traverse, great holds moving into box to just keep going

ian d f 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
pearson9596 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 12/Aug/14 Solo rpt
PaulTanton 12/Aug/14 2nd rpt
chris smith 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route, pumpy in the middle, just keep moving.

Teappleby 07/Aug/14 Lead

Amazing, it's been 'the route' I've wanted to do ever since my first trip to the cliff. But always been put off by being told it was hard/scary! Was actually fine and easy climbing in the end. A good Dolphin VS!

Matthew Ferrier 07/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
tsjx 30/Jul/14 2nd
with John Mc
dig 28/Jul/14 Lead dog
David Stevens 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with James Turner, Keith
scoth 26/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Jackwd
Jackwd 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Scott
PaulTanton 23/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Kamikazeclimber 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Did this yesterday having put it off for far too long. Good holds all the way. Also the 'hidden holds' are not hidden, you can see them from the ground. I just thought I would say so to avoid people groping around forever trying to find something that doesn't exist.

tsjx 09/Jul/14 Lead

With 5 star finish

with John Mc
asmith37 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Holy cow, what a route!! Did the original finish as the other way was wet. Felt fairly straightforward but a little pumpy. Even climbed it twice as bex didn't fancy seconding it.

Luke Jones 01/Jul/14 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead β
ashtond6 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Special route

kyaizawa 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
alexm198 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
Olli-C 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Swanny
Nick Russell 26/May/14 Lead O/S

With the '5 star finish', now the norm in the YMC guide.

with Emily
bobpilgrem 21/May/14 2nd
with Matthew
1poundSOCKS 21/May/14 Lead β
BRoe 14/May/14 Solo O/S
ollyisaclimber 14/May/14 Lead O/S
switch 11/May/14 2nd rpt
with Leanne
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
Ben Cianchi 05/May/14 2nd
Matt Amos 05/May/14 Lead
joe_lancs 05/May/14 2nd
pdisney 04/May/14 2nd dnf

Managed the traverse but not enough strength in my arms to continue up. Amazing exposure on the climb.

with Neil
Hidden 02/May/14 2nd β
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
lewis talbot 30/Apr/14 Lead β

Awesome climb loved it :D

nick ferro 27/Apr/14 -
Hidden 27/Apr/14 2nd dog
K Mckay 24/Apr/14 2nd dnf

Struggling to remove gear under the roof made me too pumped to complete the traverse. I couldn't find the hidden pocket either...I'll be back.

Tony Holdsworth 20/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Oliver Branagan
Jim Slater 12/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Right hand finish.

Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
Jonathan Richardson 11/Apr/14 Lead rpt
ruairidhwad 09/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Burnes
Oliver Branagan 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Finally. Relationship with the crag feels more deeply bonded now.

David_Gledson 04/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Alan
Martin Bagshaw 31/Mar/14 Lead dog

Buggered up the top bit, should have rested up dammit!

with Bryan Clary
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd
bobpilgrem 05/Mar/14 Lead β

Fell (or rather dropped off !)on move up to niche. Got it clean on second attempt- five star finish. Great route.

with Tim Lowe
spidermonkey09 23/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Ed carrigan 12/Jan/14 Lead O/S

quality route ! bout time i did it !

robertmctague ??/2014 Lead β
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo rpt

with five star finish

Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
nigel pearson 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

steep and good.

with Robin
kenneM 14/Dec/13 2nd
tgeh 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Been waiting to do this for so long, amazing climb

with laurence
Coops_13 23/Nov/13 Lead dog

Rested just before crux as I couldn't feel my hands as so cold. Should have just pushed on.

elCapitano 17/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Dave Sarkar
Dave Turnbull 17/Nov/13 2nd
JamesTurnbull97 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Such a classic

Richard P Coates 16/Nov/13 2nd rpt
Adam_42 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Remember seeing this route the first time I came to Almscliff four years ago, just after starting to lead. Tom pointed it out and I remember thinking it looked nigh on impossible. Turns out it's not so bad. Fantastic climbing on jugs all the way, made all the better by having lots of good friends at the bottom to will me up it. Topped out to see a rainbow in the next field and a stunning view. Climbing doesn't get much better.

with Will Evans, Dan Boast
Will_Mac 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S
bencoope 26/Oct/13 2nd
elCapitano 24/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Coatesy
Hidden 07/Oct/13 2nd
Climbster 06/Oct/13 2nd rpt
with Ian
bantamdave 06/Oct/13 2nd dnf
with Nigel
elCapitano 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Richard P Coates 01/Oct/13 2nd rpt
Mike Todd ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin
John Brayshaw 25/Sep/13 Lead dog
with Erica
John Brayshaw 25/Sep/13 2nd dog
with Erica
Tony Holdsworth 25/Sep/13 Lead rpt

5 star finish

with Dan McKinlay
lanky and weak 24/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with John McCune
vanderz 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
elCapitano 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Coatesy
Rhys Macallister 21/Sep/13 Lead
PaulTanton 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Done it before but still very good

Hidden 15/Sep/13 Lead
Jono_LS16 15/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Original Finish

Apharri 08/Sep/13 2nd β
with Jim Gayler
Elliot King LC&CC 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Finished the easy way as way too pumped to do 5* finish although did try it twice and had to back climb and do the easier finish!!!!!

with pep
smithjmw46 16/Aug/13 Lead dog

Gutted to fall. Nearly had it. couldn't fully recover after the traverse. then seconded my own climb w.ith a lot more ease

smithjmw46 16/Aug/13 2nd β
Hidden 15/Aug/13 Lead β
Sophie Nunn 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Phil
Dibdawg 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Vassen
odox 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Wow, wow, wow! Lived up to the hype!

with Sam Webb
pastep 10/Aug/13 Lead
with Will242
James Oakes 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
oread 01/Aug/13 Lead β

1st attempted in 2012,bottled the traverse. Lead today to complete the 3 3star HVS's in a night

Keith Swainson 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Rogers
Phill Mitch 18/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with gaz
keith leonard 16/Jul/13 Lead dog
ColinD 16/Jul/13 2nd
with Keith
SMThompson1 09/Jul/13 Lead dog
with John Burrow
Hidden 03/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Jono_LS16 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Five Star Finish

al jackson ?/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Graham Booth 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Peri
pebbles 21/Jun/13 Lead rpt

blew the first attempt getting the sequence to the hidden hold wrong - couldnt reach it. probably fairly stupid not to warm up first too. lobbed off, lowered off, pulled the rope got it right next attempt. lovely route, will do again with 5 star finish next time :-)

thetradlad 20/Jun/13 Lead dnf
with Tessa Baston
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd rpt
MikeLeeds 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Sophieeee 17/Jun/13 2nd
j.buckley87 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 12/Jun/13 2nd dog
markfairbank 12/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
LJC 10/Jun/13 Lead dnf

End of the day, didn't finish the traverse, Theo didn't want to follow and abbed for gear.

with Theo
gmatthew 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Marq
Bowzle 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

best climb so far

MikeLeeds 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Neil Redgrave
PaulTanton 04/Jun/13 Solo rpt

Three times in one night

Andrew Wilson 03/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Did the 5 star finish this time!

Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
bencole ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
Gumery 25/May/13 2nd
with Gaz
Dan Geh 22/May/13 Lead O/S

Found the traverse very pumpy. Finished up the five star finish.

AMJ098 22/May/13 2nd O/S


with Dan Geh
Hidden 17/May/13 2nd O/S
braders94 16/May/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Cooper
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead O/S
jamie d 05/May/13 2nd
perrys 05/May/13 Lead β
with Tim Lowe
tommytwotone 30/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 21/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Amazing, will certainly come back to lead this! Good job Jared!

with Jared Kitchen, Whiskey tom, Pete
Laurence Cowton 20/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Vince
vyl20 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hannes B 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sara, Emmsi, Rik
cameron_hall 12/Apr/13 2nd RP

Got really pumped trying to remove gear on the first attempt, and had to be lowered down. Seconded cleanly on the second attempt, but still found it incredibly strenuous and pumpy - not something that I'd easily or happily lead.

with Ian Cooper
Andrew Wilson 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mike Tutt 07/Apr/13 Lead
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/13 -
with Nigel Baker
Glenn Sutcliffe 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Charl
Chris Redding 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Epic route, glad I got persuaded into doing it. Glad again I did the 5 star finish. felt good to be that exposed

cpt_crunch 17/Feb/13 2nd dog

Grimey and thoroughly unenjoyable second

j.buckley87 09/Feb/13 Lead dog
steveghalifax 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Cold fingers, 5 star finish.

with Mike
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
nepsoi999 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/12 2nd
Bertbee 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Lost the coin toss, so seconded an absolutely superb climb with the 5* finish. Top stuff, can't wait to get the lead on it!

with Tom Peeper
Tom Peeper 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Squidinker 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
snomonkee 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 23/Sep/12 2nd

Well done Tibor! You bagged it at last in good style

with Mathew, Tibor
minT(HUN) 23/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with PaulHermes
Wizzy 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, fully deserving of it's 4 stars

Tom Folley 15/Sep/12 2nd dnf
georgedunton 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Gudge 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Paul
climbingpixie 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant and much easier than expected.

with Andy
Hidden 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Freshprintce 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Meg Hobson
Mike_Hayes 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Caroline Ashman, Len Cole
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
redshapedfriday 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with ross kirtley
RossKirtley 31/Aug/12 2nd β
with Graham Haddaway
belay bunny turned bad 28/Aug/12 Lead
with loundsy
Hidden 28/Aug/12 2nd β
williamsd79 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
williamsd79 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
crispycodd 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Rachel S 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 02/Aug/12 Lead rpt

With the five star finish, just amazing as always. A big storm came in as I was halfway along the traverse, ended up hiding in the cave as it rained, then climbed the five star finish in the wet! Loved it!!

with Tom
Thinker01 30/Jul/12 Lead dog

Ran out of steam at the end of the traverseand then spotted the great big hold a foot above my head.....climb quicker, faff less!

with Becster
becster 30/Jul/12 2nd
kitch22 28/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Steve Wilkinson
JamPlastick 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Easier than expected but still pumpy. 5 Star finish

with Malley
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

5 star finish, awesome

with Ruairidh Wadsworth
NeilOMalley 20/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/12 Lead
Neil R 19/Jul/12 2nd
with Jon
TRFrost 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with D. Gledson
riven 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Joanna
GrantB 03/Jul/12 Lead
with James
jkarran 03/Jul/12 2nd
with Grant
budchawla ?/Jul/12 2nd dog
Rockwarrior ?/Jul/12 Lead
Dafydd Llywelyn 25/Jun/12 2nd rpt
cookacat 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Dead pleased.

with Dafydd
Nick Nitro 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
a_hein 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
robertmichaellovell 02/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy H
Hidden 29/May/12 TR dnf
NaomiHart 27/May/12 2nd O/S
PeteH 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Five star finish. Pumpy for HVS!

masa-alpin 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Followed by The Five Star Finish. Pleased I have finally got on and made it. Good route! Both my second and myself felt it was a grade harder - E1 5b. Did I miss something, maybe?

with Claudia
Hidden 20/Apr/12 Lead
Graham Westbrook 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Theeni 17/Mar/12 2nd
Tophe 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dan
dannyboy83 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Matt Harle 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
AlexD 11/Mar/12 2nd
with chris, Dan
mattkemp70 ?/Mar/12 2nd
with Westy
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 14/Jan/12 Solo rpt
Tom Wayman ??/2012 2nd dnf
Witsend3 ??/2012 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2012 -
ERH ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
pw1987 ??/2012 -
Dickon151 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S

5 star finish

Tom Keaveny 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jacobjlloyd 30/Oct/11 2nd

Brilliant. More pumpy than expected!

with Jonny
funsized 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Wild climbing! Very pumped attempting the last serious moves, very exciting.

with Jake Lloyd
katiep 30/Oct/11 Lead dog

Awesome climb, got too pumped after the hand traverse and needed a break.

with Max Granger
dswansonlow 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with sarp
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
Milne 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 -
Dino Dave 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S

5* Finish... Lovely positive holds all the way! Loved it!

with Dad
quiffhanger 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

with the 5-star finish but also did the original finish via Western Front.

pwilkie 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Climbed with Jo Banner.

Hidden 20/Sep/11 2nd
Chris wilson 19/Sep/11 2nd
with Jon S
cobweb 10/Sep/11 Lead
with martyn hopson
elCapitano 04/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Drew
Hidden 03/Sep/11 -
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Mr Fuller 03/Sep/11 2nd dog

Took ten minutes to get a piece of gear out then was too pumped to pull through the roof.

tatz45 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Wilkins, Andy Parsons
andysroom 02/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Paul, Lizzie
hilty ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Adam Coles ?/Sep/11 2nd
with hilty
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead
Paul Eckton 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with steve read
Andy Peak 1 05/Aug/11 Lead

The very best but qwite esey once you comit

with R Banister
gethin_allen 02/Aug/11 Lead

had a bit of a rest at the top of the first crack, still quite pleased to get up it.

petekeron ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Hugh Bradley, Dickon Morris
Mowglee 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ali
bigbirdflying 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Dean
zebster 02/Jul/11 Lead dnf

totally not what i have expected.Got to come back next week and try it again ahhh!!!

with Adam
Tony Holdsworth 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt

5 star finish

with Ian Holtby
pog100 26/Jun/11 2nd

weighted rope at crux move from traverse to pocket

with mark
JRae 26/Jun/11 Lead
chrism225 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with jonny
31770 25/Jun/11 Lead dog

Rested on gear to try and get a stuck cam out. Top route - one to go back and do clean with the rh finish.

with Ian Johnson
Darrell Read 25/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Jon Rogerson
louby 25/Jun/11 2nd
chris_B 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great climb, with lots of nice big holds.

Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 16/Jun/11 2nd rpt

Good effort, Daf.

Dafydd Llywelyn 16/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Cheers Will... chuffed, 5* next year!

Matt_L_Robinson 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 11/Jun/11 Solo
David Kay 07/Jun/11 2nd
with Jamie Sparks
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 06/Jun/11 Lead
with Pete
esther ?/Jun/11 Lead
CragDog 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with Bojan
mikecollins 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Bisteris 30/Apr/11 2nd dnf
with Rhys Jenkins
Hexman 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rich I
pudding 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

absolutely amazing route, deserves every one of its 4 stars, the 5 star finish well worth doing, much better than the jamming crack around the corner!

with john phethean
Cowflinger 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
barney800 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Classic. Traverse was intimidating. Well chuffed to manage a smooth lead, but chickened out of the 5* finish. It actually looked okay from the top.

with Katherine Shaw
Olli-C 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
gw3285 16/Apr/11 Lead
Rachel Slater 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 27/Mar/11 Lead β
with Nick
John Brayshaw 27/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Erica
clive-greenwood 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Anna
erica 27/Mar/11 2nd dnf
with John
andy mcc 23/Mar/11 Lead dog

One rest on rope at end of traverse before the secret jug

with Jason King
Jack00 13/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Theeni 09/Mar/11 Lead β
with Will McEvoy
PAJames ??/2011 -
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Nov/10 2nd
nick ferro 06/Nov/10 -

Clean lead - but looking forward to doing it when it's a bit warmer! and still got the 5 star finish to look forward to :)

Mark Riley 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
James Oswald 16/Oct/10 2nd
Mr. K 16/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Dave Musgrove 13/Oct/10 Solo
griffithsa 05/Oct/10 2nd β
Dave Warburton 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Quality but is it really worthy of all the hype? This and the 5* finish are good, *** climbing, but there is better, much better.

with Conor
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Peter Holder 16/Sep/10 Lead
pastep 15/Sep/10 Lead
with Woody
Jack00 09/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with John Walsh
A Crook 04/Sep/10 2nd

Really this is a 4 star route. On eof teh best HVS on grit I have ever done absolutely tremendous

Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 04/Sep/10 Lead

Yes. 4 stars.

with Adam
colin milton 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Sari Nevala
ollyroberts 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Beauty climb, been putting it off for ages!!

with Matty
sten 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin
Hidden 26/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
middlevern 09/Aug/10 Lead dog
monkeyman79 08/Aug/10 2nd RP
with Mark Pitt
Tony Holdsworth 03/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Martin Haworth
Anthony Dixon 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
ed edwards ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with tim bateson, richard coupland
esther ?/Aug/10 Lead
scorky345 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Owen Pearce
adi bryant 06/Jul/10 2nd
with Lee
LisaA 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S

5* Finish

AlistairB 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Lisa
andrew300169 01/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Great climb lead it years ago but was pleased to have done it again. The original finish is harder than the 5* finish

with Pom
nickmattia ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Fatherof2 ?/Jul/10 AltLd
with Roger
mikeyg 29/Jun/10 Lead dog

Gutted, ran out of strength and rested on the traverse

WB 22/Jun/10 Lead rpt


with Jim
jak.kelly 22/Jun/10 Lead dog
hellorichie 21/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Made the traverse left from the corner to the inverted y-crack, bottled it, made the traverse back....get a grip rich. I think the universal mind game here is 'do I have enough left to pro up and move, or will i peel in trying to do so and take the swing in the process'.

Kirk 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

5 star finish. Big grin.

with Crofty
Hidden 15/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Diggler 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with andyob
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jadm2 03/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Dave
rob.s22 ?/Jun/10 Solo
Spongeclimber 27/May/10 2nd O/S

amazing route

brockers 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Nibbs
simon kimber 24/May/10 Solo
Tez29 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant HVS

with Ivan
robin_hackney 23/May/10 Lead RP

Classic. Nice rest halfway up, making this feel like 2 short routes.

mhairi thorburn 18/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead rpt
Jack00 14/May/10 2nd rpt
with Rob
adi bryant 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jake
simon kimber 03/May/10 2nd
with Fabrizio Della Rossa
JWB 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Right hand 4 star finish. Wow what a fantastic climb. I cant wait to do it again and again especially hanging out on the pinacle!

JohnAI 24/Apr/10 2nd
roberto18 22/Apr/10 Lead

very pumpy

Ewan Russell 22/Apr/10 Lead RP

failed to lead this before.

with Connor
Rowansb 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Gareth
Mowglee 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

After all the hype, felt pretty easy. Managed to stuff a few cams in along the traverse. Brilliant route.

with Rowan
Hidden 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead
AJ007 03/Apr/10 Lead dog
Rob Laird 03/Apr/10 Lead dog
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hanski ?/Apr/10 2nd
neil0968 ?/Apr/10 Lead
AlistairB 13/Mar/10 Lead rpt

5* finish this time around, fantastic.

with Qisheng Xie
DanH9883 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Kenny D
chris smith 04/Mar/10 Lead O/S
burto 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with hertha
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
adi bryant ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Lee
adi bryant ?/Jan/10 2nd
with Lee
altairego ??/2010 -
Andy Graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Tom Middleton
Hidden ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
leegodson1989 ??/2010 Lead O/S

Whizzed the 5 star finish. What a brilliant climb.

with Adi
RossG ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 Lead O/S
Nicos 23/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with ian koulgor
David_Gledson 09/Nov/09 Lead
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
colkurtz 08/Nov/09 2nd
with Robb
tomB 07/Nov/09 Lead rpt
with Jody
robertharris7 03/Nov/09 TR dnf

smashed the layback on the crack!!! first time id even done a layback !!! traverse i done ok was a little pumped after then got into the wrong position after the traverse and got a bit stuck ran out of steam and bailed, didnt have time to revisit (rlt course)but loved it all the same

Hidden ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Mike Quin ?/Nov/09 Lead β

A favourite when starting out on top rope. Worked towards leading this all year. Not as scary as tower face at stanage. 2 camalot 3's very helpful

josh_smith_90 31/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT what else can you say? with 5* finish :D

with Pete aka Dad
Rachel Slater 17/Oct/09 2nd β
with David Fountain
stoat 26/Sep/09 2nd dog
markfairbank 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

More sustained than expected, but there is a great rest after the traverse. Did the normal finish - pleased to get it done - big tick!

with Mick D
Andrew Sandercock 13/Sep/09 Lead RP

feel off it first go after the traverse trying to get over the bulge bit, got it second time around and did pretty much all of it on jams (i was laughed at for this?). very pleased to have ticked it!

with robert sandercock
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

One I had wanted to do for a long long time, probably my most anticipated route ever! Decided to give it a crack, whyever not?! Got up, wussied out of laybacking the crack, came back down a little, committed to the easy layback moves up into the thread (which I didnt notice). Reached across right, put in a cam as far as I could along the break. And quickly ran across the traverse. Then the mess. I reached round the corner to the hidden pocket, realised I was turned the wrong way, crossed through to a jam and then left hand up onto the top of the ear. Up into the niche. How could anyone say that is a poor rest? I was literally lieing on it with no hands, must be being ironic I guess! Did the 5 star finish just to get the full effect, I love hanging jamming cracks and this one is in such a great position with a cool heel-hook round the right, I hung out and just admired the view before topping out. Brilliant, worth the wait and its weight in gold!

matthewjames 12/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
tyler836 13/Jul/09 2nd β


DJayB 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
andy gravestock 08/Jul/09 2nd β

retreiving gear for allex after taking taking the piss out off dilll pickle (BILLY)..SUPER ROUTE.

with allex
Alex Winter 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead
iccy 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Monty
Dave Foster 19/Jun/09 2nd rpt

Big lob from Andy on lead. Got it second go ground up.

with Andy
leepip 09/Jun/09 Lead
with tom davies
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
liamoloughlin 26/May/09 Lead O/S

Fairly straight forward. Not that sustained but with a bigish move at the end ofthe traverse.

Toby Dunn 21/May/09 Solo
Peter Holder 13/May/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Rawlings
Hidden 07/May/09 2nd O/S
martinazando 03/May/09 2nd dnf
al99 03/May/09 Lead O/S
jkarran 01/May/09 Lead

I've put this off for years but still it put up a worthy fight. Good route.

with Pete
petellis 01/May/09 2nd dog

Absolutely horrible route to second. One of the few routes I can lead but can't second....

miastacey 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
Johnny B Diggerman 21/Apr/09 TR dnf

Great start tricky traverse burnt arms out by the end of it. Will have to go back when fresh.

with Reese
jonny taylor 15/Apr/09 Lead RP

Took a huge swing on the traverse, then climbed clean after getting hints about the hidden hold. Took several tries to commit to the final jams in a howling gale.

with Andy B
Wood for Trees 12/Apr/09 Lead β

must of done something wrong because by the end of the traverse I was pumped to high heaven

with Steve Ramsden
alexrafferty1986 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ryan Perry
AlistairB 01/Mar/09 Lead dog
with John
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Peter Rhodes ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 28/Nov/08 Lead
Martin Haworth 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead dog
Toby Dunn ?/Sep/08 -
MikeLeeds 08/Aug/08 Lead rpt
chris2451 08/Aug/08 Lead dog
clive-greenwood 08/Aug/08 2nd
Si dH 03/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 Lead dog

A pumpy little number if you try to place gear in the wrong place!Two revolvers helped with the potential drag.TOP ROUTE!!

with gill
mikekeswick 27/Jul/08 2nd β
with gill
chedder 20/Jul/08 2nd dnf
with andy woolston
centurion05 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/08 2nd
AdamBrown 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with jim from the wall
geordiepaterson 08/Jun/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Peter Smith ?/Jun/08 Lead

Five Star Finish

Dave Foster ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Good... but not great. Been leaving this for AGES and think I made the sin of waiting until I was too fit.. if that makes any sense. 5 star finish.

with Bryn
Sam W 19/May/08 Lead
Will Hunt 16/May/08 Lead RP

After Dave Smith's monstrous fall!

with Duncan Kaye
Jack00 09/May/08 Lead

5 Star Finish.

with JoeL 90
joe larner 09/May/08 2nd
Jack00 28/Apr/08 Lead rpt
with Jono
tomB 04/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Ross Pimlott
Si dH 30/Mar/08 Lead dog

Felt quite good at the top of the crack, but pumped out straight away whe nthe footholds ran out on the traverse. Got it eventually after placing more gear in the short vertical crack and resting a couple more times - final move to the spike felt quite goey but I'll definitely get it properly next attempt. Didnt find hidden hold - no idea where it is?!? Finished straight up - will save 5 star finish for a clean ascent!

with Neil, Mark, Rich
IanJackson 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt

Right hand finish, Wild.

with Robeverybody
Mark Walter 24/Feb/08 2nd O/S
wilchivs 24/Feb/08 Lead dog

Fantastic. Seconded it last year and gave it my best this time, but got too pumped on traverse to make final reach and couldn't feel my fingers due to the cold. Got back on the diagonal break to the traverse again and finished clean.

Hidden 16/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd
pimpy 09/Feb/08 2nd
Andy Moles 09/Feb/08 Lead dog

Rested halfway across the traverse

with Calum, Pimpy
Hidden 01/Feb/08 2nd
MNA123 20/Jan/08 Lead dnf

Hands got too cold, arms got too pumped, not route fit at moment after too much bouldering and not enough leading. Didn't place any gear on the traverse, didn't see the big obvious jug got too pumped and scurried all the way back across the traverse and then fell off.

with john (Krank)
Hidden ??/2008 -
steve_hoey ??/2008 Lead O/S

landmark lead

with Matt Murphy
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
MikeDowsett ??/2008 2nd
with Martin Lancaster
kingholmesy ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Brian
Peter Smith ??/2008 -
towdman 31/Dec/07 2nd

Must lead it.

Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd dog
Will Hunt 25/Nov/07 Lead dog

Very annoying. Climbed the right route this time but the cold got the better of my fingers and soon didnt know what I was pulling on. Got lost again! Used the top break instead of the lower break. Reversed and used the lower break. Got to just before the pinnacle and, in my tunnel vision, completely missed the MASSIVE jug that was staring me down on the right hand of the final groove. Reversed rested, warmed up hands, got back on it, eventually found the jug. Finished with difficulty up the final jamming crack.

John-Luke Casey 24/Nov/07 Lead
Ben1983 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
timreynolds 07/Oct/07 Lead
ali_robb ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
jimdanson 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Owen Samuels
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead dog
Chad123 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Yeah pretty good, but not a huge fan of traverses and with the normal finish surely not that good?

with Rik
AlanDavis 12/Sep/07 2nd dnf

What a Climb!! Got our gear out, Eventually!!

dazbarker 12/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Arms absolutely shot by the time I got to the crux. Must do this route first thing before playing on other good climbs here.Gravity and lactic acid beat me that day. Nice gritstone rash though.

furry 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Paul W
Hidden 01/Sep/07 2nd
Nick Taylor 01/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Huntlyfiddler 28/Aug/07 2nd
bpmclimb 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Simon Perry 27/Jul/07 Lead dnf

Came off at the end of the traverse.

with Mick Ellerton
Aussie Mick 27/Jul/07 Lead
with Aled Buder
01sdool 23/Jul/07 TR rpt

Great Weather

with Paul Ward
IanJackson 22/Jul/07 Lead

Feeling very unfit, had to rest.

with Big Ian
jonka ?/Jul/07 2nd
with sean
alaan 26/Jun/07 Solo rpt
wilchivs 23/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Jon Bleiker
Eccentric 23/Jun/07 2nd dog

Amazing climb, decided stupidly to campus along traverse and wasted my energy, well worth the stars, a definate lead if I ever return.

with Jonathan Blieker
alaan 16/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Grant
Rampikino 09/Jun/07 Lead
with Cat
KitCat 09/Jun/07 2nd
with Mat
Simon Perry 04/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ben Hirst
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
robman 25/May/07 2nd rpt
with stu
joe larner 19/May/07 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with nol
Tim Steward 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Helen Alderson
dave o 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

agreed, its a great route

with James R
Simon Perry 17/Apr/07 Lead dnf
with Mick Ellerton
Simon Perry 17/Apr/07 2nd dog
with Mick Ellerton
Aussie Mick 17/Apr/07 AltLd dog

Simon lead up to the traverse, where he had issues with a cam in a hand hold and decided to sit for a while before lowering off. I climbed up on Simon's gear then dogged my way accross and up to a nice seat under the final moves. After sitting there for a while getting hit with 1000km/h winds I decided to roll up my sleeves and do the final moves on the direct route before my belayer froze. All and All a top climb for a sunny day....

with Simon Perry
Jack00 11/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 27/Mar/07 Lead
howlingbaboon 27/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Scott
Somerset swede basher 04/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jim Keeley
deanj ?/Mar/07 -
Andrew Sloan 04/Feb/07 Lead rpt
Xav 27/Jan/07 Lead O/S

just amazing! well worth the four stars!

with Greg Grace
andysroom ??/2007 2nd rpt
Scott Anderson ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Sean_J ??/2007 Lead β
with Timmy
davetigger ??/2007 -
RossG123 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
northernneil ??/2007 -
Daniel Armitage 27/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Mark Senior
Mattyk 02/Dec/06 Lead
robman 12/Nov/06 Lead dog

need to get fit again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

with Tim
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Northen Vince 01/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Oliver
Matt Rowat 30/Oct/06 Lead

seconded previously

Haglington 29/Oct/06 2nd dog

Crap. Blew my onsight lead and had terrible style. A bad day to be on a rope.

with Chris Donovan
Northen Vince 08/Oct/06 Lead dog
with Oliver
jimstanton ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Snips
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/06 Lead dog
Ram MkiV 12/Aug/06 Solo
stephmonks ?/Jul/06 -
leeksi ?/Jul/06 2nd dog

even though this was challenging it was still an amazing climb!

andysroom ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
DJayB ?/Jul/06 Lead rpt
chris2451 ?/Jul/06 2nd
Chriswallis2 29/Jun/06 Lead rpt

+ 5 star finish.

with Jim
petellis 28/Jun/06 Lead O/S

i've done the start bit before but the finnish is OS

Hidden 24/May/06 Lead
reg_measures 24/May/06 2nd rpt
with timmy elson
alicia 05/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with SteveM and Chris
Rob Grant 23/Mar/06 Lead
ukb & bmc shark 11/Feb/06 2nd
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead
ewen ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
markalmack ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
mattyork2 19/Oct/05 Lead O/S

five star cut loose finish baby!

alaan ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden ?/Oct/05 2nd
duncana 24/Sep/05 2nd

Found it very strenuous

with Pippa Archer
Hidden 24/Sep/05 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 09/Sep/05 Lead
with David Jones
WB 01/Aug/05 Lead O/S


with Jim
MikeLeeds 31/Jul/05 2nd
clive-greenwood 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/05 Lead RP
mike fenwick ?/Jul/05 2nd
with Ben Pearce
reg_measures 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with timmy elson
DavidR 08/Jun/05 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/05 2nd O/S
The Reaper 11/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Alex Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S

not so great

chrishedgehog 25/Mar/05 Lead
snowy owl 25/Mar/05 2nd
sdht ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead rpt
MazElden ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 Solo O/S
with andi t
Hidden 09/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/04 Lead dog
bigphil 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Nick
Mark Stevenson 21/Jul/04 Lead rpt
with Anni
wahniel 25/Jun/04 Lead O/S

have done this several times - I always think it's slightly overrated. Too thuggish for my liking to deserve the acolade of "only 4 star route in the boook" ("Yorkshire Gritstone", the best guide book I have ever held)although it is obviously excellent

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim, Stewart McConnell
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd
Brown 16/May/04 Lead O/S
antroy 25/Apr/04 Lead
Dave Musgrove 15/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/04 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
richgibson ??/2004 Lead O/S
with John
markburgin83 ?/Dec/03 2nd
ellie macpherson 15/Oct/03 TR

4 star finish. Brilliant climbing

Mark Davies PK ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Luke Brooks ?/Sep/03 Lead
with Joe Corcoran
Hidden 25/Aug/03 2nd O/S
mugglewump ?/Aug/03 Lead

With James and Ben

with James Swallow
mugglewump ?/Aug/03 Lead
with James Swallow
Hidden 24/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 26/May/03 Lead dog
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 26/May/03 2nd dog
with Mark Collins
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Alaister Nurse ??/2003 TR O/S
with climbing course
karly54 ??/2003 Lead
with Peter Goodwin
akhughes ?/Oct/02 Lead
beermonkey ?/Sep/02 2nd
with scott
GPN ?/Sep/02 Lead dog

1st route on grit - 2 falls.

Nigel Coe 22/Aug/02 -
with Tim Dunsby
Zoomer 17/Jul/02 TR

Never manage to get up it.

with A Student
Just Another Dave 06/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with sam kendrick
cem 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Neil Northrop
Paul Figg 06/Jun/02 -
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Lead O/S
tompercy ?/Jun/02 -
with Tom Bridgeland
stevo smith 05/May/02 Lead O/S

Art.smith belayed! got hand stuck in a jam near top 'got abit flustered n panicky'

Hidden ?/May/02 Lead dog
shoulders 23/Apr/02 Lead
with neil
whispering nic ?/Mar/02 2nd
with Al Reid
Hidden 16/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 03/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Pete Johnson
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd dog

Rested at end of traverse, expecting the next bit to be harder than it was :(

with Rich
ClimberJimmyB ??/2002 Lead
pezzerrr 28/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/01 Lead O/S
mikeyfield ??/2001 2nd O/S

Epic at last light

with John Grewcock
Hidden ??/2001 -
chrishedgehog 09/Jun/00 Lead
with John Pitchford
Hidden ?/May/00 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Boy ??/2000 -
jhardwick ??/2000 Lead O/S
climbergg ??/2000 2nd
Bug ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Emma
Whealiebob ??/2000 Lead O/S

Still think that Overhanging Groove is a better climb...

with Robin
Rich ??/2000 -
Jonathan Richardson ??/2000 2nd
Roget 26/Oct/99 Solo rpt
with jon
Dave Kerr 16/Oct/99 Lead
with Tim Morozzo
Climbster ?/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with UTMC
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Tenko 29/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Mick Bradley
climberguy ??/1999 Lead dog
with Justin Fozard
Hidden ??/1999 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/98 Lead β
RobSimmo 24/Aug/98 2nd dog
kato'sdad 24/Aug/98 Lead
chrishedgehog 21/Jun/98 Lead dog
with Chris J
CrashMat Rob 20/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
nickdonohue 27/Apr/98 2nd

topped out during lightening storm, crawled off top!

with Nate Wilson
jameshiggins ??/1998 -
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
andrew300169 ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S

Great route

with Judy
madagascar ?/Aug/97 2nd
Rampikino 17/Jul/97 2nd
with Simon Dodsworth
Charlie Staincliffe ?/May/97 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 06/Apr/97 2nd
nickdonohue 07/Mar/97 Lead
with Dave Chapman
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with kurt
Neil R 10/Aug/96 Lead
with Neil h
Neil R 31/Jul/96 Lead
with John CMC
Andy S ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
tlr 20/Jun/96 Lead
with Pete D
jcw 08/Jun/96 2nd
with Martin Harris
innes ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Craig
leathers ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
Trobbo 06/Apr/96 Lead
with john blower
Hidden ?/Apr/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 -
Chris Reid 10/Sep/95 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 19/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Hidden 07/Apr/95 Lead O/S
SR1970 ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
daprince ??/1995 -
rob.grafton ??/1995 -
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
dazbarker 01/Aug/94 Solo O/S

Used shunt as felt a bit exposed, didnt load the rope though.

daprince ?/Jul/94 2nd
Hidden 05/May/94 2nd
Mick King 11/Sep/93 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Hidden 13/Jun/93 Lead
nokishatov 01/May/93 Lead β
trisimondo 10/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Mick King 29/Mar/93 Lead
with Steve Hill
Hidden 10/Aug/92 Lead O/S
crater 31/Jul/92 2nd
Dave Musgrove 23/May/92 Lead
with Rupert Wyard, Nigel Baker
Hidden 17/May/92 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/92 Lead
adam carless ??/1992 Lead rpt

Definitely worth doing, just remember to place some gear for your second on the traverse

nai ??/1992 Lead
Roget 12/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Russell Lovett 27/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with viv and kids
pete johnson ?/Jul/91 Solo
John Southworth 30/Jun/91 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead

c. 1991

Hidden ??/1991 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/90 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/90 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/90 Lead
John Marsland 24/Jul/90 Lead
with Eduardo Martinez
jfletcher 06/May/90 Lead
Pete Pozman 02/May/90 Lead rpt

right hand finish

with John Byrne
Hidden ??/1990 -
Eduardo Martinez ??/1990 Solo O/S
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Nick Biven 22/Jun/89 Lead
with Gavin Taylor
Dave Musgrove 14/Jun/89 2nd
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Jun/89 Lead
with Dad
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead O/S
JSA ??/1988 Lead
JSA ??/1988 Lead
duncan ??/1988 Solo O/S
with Julian Mathias
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with all sorts
craig h 20/Aug/87 2nd
Steve Crowe 09/Jul/87 Lead O/S
Neil McA 04/Jun/87 Solo rpt
Pete Pozman 28/Apr/87 2nd rpt
with John Byrne
Hidden 20/Aug/86 Lead O/S
craig h 20/Aug/86 2nd
Colin Matheson ?/Aug/86 2nd dnf
with Euan Cameron
Pete Pozman 14/Jul/86 Lead rpt

Left hand finish

with John Byrne
Tim Bateman 19/Mar/86 Lead
Andy Say 11/Sep/85 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 30/May/85 -
with Ron
PaulHermes ??/1985 -
Chris Craggs ??/1985 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 -
Pete Ford ?/Mar/84 2nd
Hidden ??/1984 -
Neil McA 19/May/83 Lead O/S
with Paddy Gaunt
andybirtwistle 17/Apr/83 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 27/Feb/82 Lead O/S
GaryM ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Dale
Ken Taylor 31/May/81 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
Derek Ryden ??/1980 Lead O/S
with Kieth Bostrom
uphillnow ??/1979 -
Andy Nicholson ?/May/78 Lead O/S
with Steve Brodie
GeoffG 25/May/77 2nd
with tony bowker
Hidden 26/Sep/76 Lead
Falko 01/Jun/75 Lead O/S
with Peter Brashaw
rockofades ??/1972 Lead O/S
with PM
Hidden ??/1970 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead
Dave Musgrove 18/Jun/69 Lead
mikej 26/Aug/68 Lead dnf
with Wil Hurford
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