Rockfax Description
The right-hand finish to Black Swan Rising is another excellent way up the buttress featuring good rock all the way and is slightly easier than its better known neighbour. Climb to the overlap on Black Swan Rising and then head up the pocketed crack rightwards to a lower-off just right of the final wall. © Rockfax

Nigel Baker, Andy Wild 02/Feb/1997

Lewis-Nield 05/Aug TR

Interesting and quite bold moves on cool holds all the way to the top! Initially tried on lead. Sustained!

Kimmie 20/Jul 2nd
Elliot King LC&CC 20/Jul Lead O/S
with Kimmie yung
Kirill 01/May Lead
with Dina
bwestwood 18/Apr Lead
Steven1993 12/Mar Lead O/S

Intended to do Black swan rising, only realised I'd done this when I reached the anchors, route seemed to follow into the right wards line better.

tmawer 15/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with stephm
Adamski1986 24/Sep/16 Lead
Tony Myers 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/16 Lead
Bob Conley 30/Aug/16 Lead RP

Annoyingly my foot slipped off as I reached for the flakey jugs by the last bolt, no problem second time. Preferred it to its neighbour - more direct line and more continuous. As with Black Swan, found the hardest moves on the lower wall.

Dave Turnbull 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Thought this was better than the Black Swan as it was unavoidably more continuous. Still had to do that tough move on the lower wall. Fine route.

lauramarieheald 26/Aug/16 Lead
with Tom
lauramarieheald 26/Aug/16 Lead
with Tom
onlyfoddington 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Tim, Steve R
stevorobs3 23/Jul/16 Lead RP
TimCul 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 17/May/16 Lead
with Zora, Rich L
AdamBrown 08/May/16 Lead rpt
Alex the Alex 08/May/16 Lead RP
bpclarke 08/May/16 TR
embob 07/May/16 2nd

Excellent! Really good moves as it splits from Black Swan.

with Alex
mattcyp88 05/May/16 Lead dog
cindylmy 25/Apr/16 TR dog

Really good moves, but not physically strong enough to connect them all together, did each move like a boulder problem.

TomatoPro 25/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Cindy
JenShelley 23/Apr/16 Lead β
with George
Martin Haworth 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Climbster 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Found this slightly easier than Black Swan Rising. , but just as good quality

with Matt
NickJH 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with M Dale
Sam Marks 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Thinking i was on black wan rising, still good!

with LUUMC
admackie 27/Sep/15 Lead

funny bolting

tomowen13 27/Aug/15 Lead
Joe Houghton 24/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Black Swan Rising was wet, so did this one instead, lovely line.

winter hill1 02/Aug/15 TR β
John Kettle 31/Jul/15 Lead


williap 26/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/15 TR dog
Hidden 12/Jul/15 TR
Hidden 04/Jul/15 TR dog
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Done bsw before so knew the start.

with Andy, Matt n
Andrew Wilson 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Gallimore, Andy Wilson
Scooter Young 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Jan.Hrb 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with George
georgenvk 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Hrb
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Rebecca
Hidden 28/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Wizzy 23/Mar/15 Lead O/S
lloydrees91 30/Dec/14 Lead
with ryan
richiebongo 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Mat Coburn, Jon Didymus
Didymus 28/Dec/14 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 01/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Mathew
1poundSOCKS 01/Dec/14 Lead β

If you're vertically challenged, you might want to get your lanky mate to put a long draw on the third bolt. It's a bit too run-out to leave the comfort of the clipping jug!

iantoday 23/Nov/14 TR O/S
with Jamie Parffrey
kieranbowen 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Lloyders 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
Roget 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Roger
Scooter Young 12/Aug/14 2nd
Rob Rocket 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Mick r 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

big run out between 2nd and 3rd bolts. RF looks like it may be out of date though better info on Leeds wall site, which I found out afterwards...

robman 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jeddb 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
airborne 20/May/14 Lead O/S
with Malcom Rudge, Huw Davies
david morse 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with KT
Shaw Brown 04/May/14 -
John Pickles ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
John Gale 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S
markfairbank 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples
stemill 29/Mar/14 Lead RP

2nd go

tmawer 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Jaime Robertson
Hidden 17/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Nov/13 Lead
alp79 24/Nov/13 TR
Hidden 10/Nov/13 TR rpt
petegunn 10/Nov/13 Lead
with Davina
joeflan 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Joe Redhead
Chris1234H 07/Aug/13 Lead RP
jamesgodwin64 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Compo 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Kaveh
Sol Armer 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
joeldering 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
RossKirtley 06/Jul/13 Lead
with Luke Robinson
matty123 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Robert Ashcroft
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
khawk 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with RT
Estabon11 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Calder 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Johnny, Mark
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
RossKirtley 01/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Luke Robinson
Danny Crump 27/Feb/13 Lead
with Josh Cooper, Paul, Stephen
jcooper8 27/Feb/13 Lead dog
angus 17/Feb/13 -
with Philbert
Hidden 28/Nov/12 Lead rpt
tomhull 28/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with matt harris
Rachel S 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Toon
JanBella 25/Oct/12 TR O/S
with simon, Marek
bieganowski 25/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Paul Robertson 25/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 21/Oct/12 TR O/S
wildbill 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
petegunn 21/Oct/12 Lead
marky 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Adrianw 09/Sep/12 Lead dog
with Lukasz Gorowiec
oread 21/Aug/12 Lead O/S
efrance24234 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
matus 04/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead dog
karly54 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Cookson
josh_robertson 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
leeds_belle 17/Jun/12 Lead dog

Each move is worthy of a 6a+, great route. Will lead again in future, hopefully with less rests.

Tom Keaveny 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
chiverstom 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Tony, Alice, Sam Keyne
Palindrome ?/Jun/12 TR
Mike_Hayes 28/May/12 Lead
Mr Sparkle 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Maz J 19/May/12 Lead
kyaizawa 05/May/12 Lead dog

Last climb of the day. Shouldn't even have attempted it. Very reachy at the Mute Finish/Black Swan Rising split. Personally found it harder than Black Swan Rising (maybe due to the height issue)... However, it will go clean next time!!

with Margot Houwers
Rob Davies 15/Apr/12 2nd

From Neil's log - I can't remember

neilh 15/Apr/12 Lead
Adrianw 07/Apr/12 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Lead
Dickon151 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jackappleby 12/Feb/12 Lead dnf

sacry from 2nd to 3rd bolt, would have been a ground fall. nice moves bit wet, very cold.

Just Another Dave ??/2012 Lead
pebbles 06/Nov/11 2nd

somewhat sparsely bolted

with stu
tomhull 22/Oct/11 Lead β
greenroom 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with tomhull
lukerockwalker 26/Sep/11 Lead dog

sustained, hard and spaced bolts but great fub

with Claire Astbury
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead dog
SteveM 27/Aug/11 TR
with Kat
kitkat78 27/Aug/11 Lead dog

It's been a long time since we last climbed sport routes...

with SteveM
Mike_Hayes 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead dog
daftendirekt 23/Jun/11 TR O/S
john lynch 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Barber
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt
odds&eves 18/Jun/11 TR


beds74 31/May/11 Lead
with neil mackay, Craig Hartley
Hidden 23/May/11 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 18/May/11 TR β
bigbirdflying 12/May/11 Lead
with chris edmondson
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead dog
ollyroberts 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Matty
mfisher 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Mattyk 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant crux sequence - one of the best of this area.

with Jenny Barber
LouiseCowie ?/Apr/11 Lead dog
with stvey
design crisis 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom W
pete87abs 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2011 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead O/S
nevetsplummer ??/2011 Lead rpt
tim newton 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
beds74 16/Oct/10 Lead
J1PEF 16/Oct/10 -
Bex_M 16/Oct/10 TR
with Tim Newton
jonny taylor 05/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Andy K
barney800 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

Had a quick rest near the top.

with Katherine Shaw
alberttcone 05/Sep/10 TR O/S
Karlos 29/Aug/10 Lead dog

Fairly sustained, but very nice.

with Ben
matus 21/Aug/10 Lead
with sasha
steven 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Holden, Brian Hull
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Brian Hull
Hidden 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 05/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Maddie
Rob Grant 24/Jul/10 Lead
Shaw Brown 22/Jul/10 Lead
with Loz
jak.kelly 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Lynnette Evans
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Graham Niven
NaomiHart 30/May/10 Lead dog
with Ursula
lrandall 21/May/10 Lead β

Brilliant route with several awesome sequences. Best sport route of the weekend.

Hidden 21/May/10 Lead O/S
mhairi thorburn 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Greg Boswell 19/May/10 Lead O/S
A Crook 03/May/10 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 03/May/10 Lead
with Simon Frost, Adam
frost 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam, N Griffiths
mattcyp88 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Probably better than black swan rising

with Jacob Cook
Hidden 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tmawer 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Tim
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 11/Mar/10 TR O/S
with Nick
daviesxxx ??/2010 -
cat22 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 25/Sep/09 -
Diggler 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Andy o Boy
eddie coughlin 19/Aug/09 Lead dnf
with sean
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 30/Jul/09 -
climbingpixie 11/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Andy/John
Chazz 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Nice finishing moves.

odox 30/May/09 Lead
with Ben Goodacre
Sankey 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
Chad123 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Best route on cliff? Tough for grade and made even better by starting on new bolt line trending up left to steep finish - 6b+?

with Emily
Matt Rowat 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Parky
Ed Causton ??/2009 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 14/Dec/08 2nd RP
Graham Iles 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Claire Willett
CasWebb 10/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Tony Hulme
Tom Phillips 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Andrew1 20/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Dave Lacey 02/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Gareth
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
ArnaudG 19/Apr/08 Lead β
with Goi
goi.ashmore 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
Hidden 16/Apr/08 Lead β
Bob 13/Apr/08 AltLd
Bob 13/Apr/08 AltLd
Will Hunt 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Claire Spencer-Jones
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
GPN ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Sam Clifford
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Zoomer 02/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Colin Legget
Simon Perry 22/May/07 Lead dog
with Mick Ellerton
Simon Perry 22/May/07 TR β
with Mick Ellerton
Aussie Mick 22/May/07 2nd

Simon dogged it, then I seconded it clean. Simon top roped it and then smiled...

with Simon Perry
Hidden 07/May/07 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2007 Lead
Cassidy 24/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Richard McGhee
Hidden 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 13/Jul/06 Lead
with annette
Hidden 05/Jul/06 Lead
khawk ?/Jul/06 Lead
with WH
rilem 15/Jun/06 2nd


with Ian W
Brown 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Rob Glenduning
stephmonks ?/Jun/06 Lead
Andrew1 29/May/06 Lead
with Ed Hawkins
Monk ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Rob1988 ??/2006 Lead
with Laurie Hargreaves
Hidden 11/Dec/05 Lead
mattnuttall 25/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Hidden 24/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 27/Feb/04 Lead RP
with gary wood
Hidden 23/Mar/03 Lead O/S
keefe 23/Mar/03 Lead
tapley 11/Jul/97 2nd
Dave Musgrove 14/Feb/97 Lead β

The finish was trad. Led with gear in the crack at the time

with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker
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