Rockfax Description
A direct line above the starting groove of Bleak How Buttress incorporates plenty of good climbing tempered by limited protection. Climb Bleak How Buttress to the slab then move out right and climb direct to a ledge. Climb the wall above, initially leftwards, then directly to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Fine climbing up the walls to the right of Bleak How Buttress.

Ticklists

Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

Feedback

UserDateNotes
BigTone 14 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Chain round tree at top which you use to belay from the ground if you have 60s.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Chain round tree at top which you use to belay from the ground if you have 60s.
Login as Existing User to add your feedback

Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Small and weak 3 Aug Lead
with Jas Wood
with Jas Wood
Sut 20 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jun Lead
K Mckay 10 Jun Lead O/S
with Antony McPhillips
with Antony McPhillips
Dave Cundy ?? -
John Kelly 29 Sep, 2018 Lead
with MB
with MB
Climbster 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Nice climbing but wouldn't want to have tested any of the pro in the first half of the route, felt a bit jittery especially as it was raining.
Nice climbing but wouldn't want to have tested any of the pro in the first half of the route, felt a bit jittery especially as it was raining.
elliotphillips43 12 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tris
with Tris
topsyturvy 11 Aug, 2018 2nd
Nigel Coe 13 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Paul Farrish
with Paul Farrish
esther ?Jun, 2018 2nd
pguilloux 28 May, 2018 Lead O/S Good climbing in excellent position however the gear is very poor up to 23m. One overuse gear placement is behind a moving block! would give it HVS 4c
with Rob H
Good climbing in excellent position however the gear is very poor up to 23m. One overuse gear placement is behind a moving block! would give it HVS 4c
with Rob H
Rachel S 27 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with biscuit
with biscuit
Mike W 27 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Kitty27
with Kitty27
Kitty27 27 May, 2018 2nd
with Mike W
with Mike W
justjd108 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Tony Jones 25 May, 2018 2nd
topsyturvy 25 May, 2018 Lead O/S
emdawes 6 May, 2018 2nd O/S also no gear.
also no gear.
Hidden 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Colin Scotchford 5 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden ?May, 2018 Lead O/S
CMoore 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with JMather
with JMather
joeflan 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with George , Chloe Wilson
with George , Chloe Wilson
JMather 21 Apr, 2018 2nd
with CMoore
with CMoore
GeorgeHH 21 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with joeflan
with joeflan
Chloe Wilson 21 Apr, 2018 2nd
with joeflan
with joeflan
Jeremy Wilson 13 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Fun climbing though never much harder than 4c. Definitely deserves grade though as the gear is not great in first half with sparse wires behind dubious blocks.
with Paul Cox
Fun climbing though never much harder than 4c. Definitely deserves grade though as the gear is not great in first half with sparse wires behind dubious blocks.
with Paul Cox
Ryan23 12 Jul, 2017 2nd
BPaske 12 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Ryan23
with Ryan23
A Reid 12 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Ryan23
with Ryan23
Rsmith ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
birks3746 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Didn't massively enjoy this, gear a bit naff, dirty, broken, wandering. Much preferred bleak how buttress
Didn't massively enjoy this, gear a bit naff, dirty, broken, wandering. Much preferred bleak how buttress
joe.91 25 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Robbie Blease 17 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S Awesome!!!
Awesome!!!
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 2nd
klipkabouter 9 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
with Andrias
with Andrias
duncana 17 Jul, 2016 Lead Good steady climb
with Pippa Archer
Good steady climb
with Pippa Archer
Rob Rocket 13 May, 2016 Lead O/S
steely 9 May, 2016 2nd O/S
with clams
with clams
Hidden 5 May, 2016 Lead O/S
clams ?May, 2016 Lead rpt Poor gear in easier first half
with Iain
Poor gear in easier first half
with Iain
Mike505 15 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden 30 Sep, 2015 Lead
Martin Dale 18 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
with Terry Robinson
with Terry Robinson
r_o_b_h2 4 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S crackalackin
with Matt Harris
crackalackin
with Matt Harris
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 2nd
BTphonehome 13 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 13 Jun, 2015 2nd
tomhull 25 May, 2015 Lead O/S climbing in fine lakeland drizzle but the steeper bits were dry ish... great fun.
climbing in fine lakeland drizzle but the steeper bits were dry ish... great fun.
nakedave 25 May, 2015 2nd
with tomhull
with tomhull
MeMeMe 23 May, 2015 2nd
with Rachel, Paul
with Rachel, Paul
chris smith 13 May, 2015 Lead O/S Great climb easy for HVS but the gear is paced and you can't get your first piece in for about 10m.
Great climb easy for HVS but the gear is paced and you can't get your first piece in for about 10m.
cem 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dave Amos
with Dave Amos
cem 22 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt Dave decided to lead it as well for some mileage, having hardly been able to get out at all so far this year.
with Dave Amos
Dave decided to lead it as well for some mileage, having hardly been able to get out at all so far this year.
with Dave Amos
bryan p 21 Jun, 2014 -
with Sandy
with Sandy
marky 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Sharon
with Sharon
johang 22 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Chris Swanepoel
with Chris Swanepoel
klipkabouter 21 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Johan Gausden
with Johan Gausden
steve prior ?Sep, 2013 Lead
with Roger C
with Roger C
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
AndyT1151 1 Jul, 2013 2nd
Hidden 22 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Em66 ??, 2013 -
with Freg1
with Freg1
robbo157 ??, 2013 -
robbo157 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
AndyT1151 10 Aug, 2012 2nd
martrin 21 Jul, 2012 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
with Sarah Kekus
tmawer 19 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with Neil
with Neil
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 -
grubes 2 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
petegunn 5 Apr, 2012 Lead A superb pitch, though the gear isn't that great. one of the best at its grade in the valley, with in-situ lower off
A superb pitch, though the gear isn't that great. one of the best at its grade in the valley, with in-situ lower off
Justin Tracey ??, 2012 -
cballard ??, 2012 -
martrin ??, 2012 -
cat22 25 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
pebbles 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S lovely route, not technically hard but gear less than reassuring
with george
lovely route, not technically hard but gear less than reassuring
with george
johnb22 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
with coombsy
with coombsy
Abi Chard 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
tmawer 2 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt
with Jaime Robertson
with Jaime Robertson
martrin 30 Jun, 2011 Lead
with Colin Smith
with Colin Smith
markfairbank 2 May, 2011 2nd
with Paul Sheehan
with Paul Sheehan
Robin Warden 1 May, 2011 2nd
with rob weston
with rob weston
Hidden 15 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
datoon 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with K
with K
khawk 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with datoon
with datoon
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2011 AltLd
Adam1973 24 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ann S
with Ann S
Ann S 24 Oct, 2010 2nd Good lead by Adam in slightly damp conditions-quality route.
with Adam
Good lead by Adam in slightly damp conditions-quality route.
with Adam
rockrat 13 Oct, 2010 2nd β
with Rob Atkinson, Luke Jones
with Rob Atkinson, Luke Jones
tomdude 1 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S great, some pretty weird rock on this one
great, some pretty weird rock on this one
robertmichaellovell 1 Aug, 2010 Lead 1st bit a little bold, straightforward and logical climbing
with tomdude
1st bit a little bold, straightforward and logical climbing
with tomdude
rockrat 12 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf Struggled to find gear.
with Luke Jones
Struggled to find gear.
with Luke Jones
chris m fisher 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 16 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Scott Kirkhope
with Scott Kirkhope
martrin 9 Jul, 2009 Lead
with Adam Young
with Adam Young
Hidden 9 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
jimdanson 9 Jun, 2009 2nd
with justin tracey
with justin tracey
Justin Tracey 9 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Jim Danson
with Jim Danson
martrin 9 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Ben
with Ben
Crofty 25 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S Nice route, runout in places. Beware the fixed lower off as its more than 25 metres up.
with Simon Brocklebank
Nice route, runout in places. Beware the fixed lower off as its more than 25 metres up.
with Simon Brocklebank
Hidden 24 Apr, 2009 -
martrin 7 Jun, 2008 Lead 3 * route 5a
with Sarah Kekus
3 * route 5a
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 7 Jun, 2008 -
Hidden 24 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Tom Eagle 24 May, 2008 Lead
with Mario Yeomans
with Mario Yeomans
Hidden 24 May, 2008 Lead rpt
Andysomething 21 May, 2008 2nd O/S Gets 5a in the F&RCC guide
with Ron Kenyon
Gets 5a in the F&RCC guide
with Ron Kenyon
Hidden 9 May, 2008 Lead
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
Tom M Williams 26 Aug, 2007 -
with Andy Hobson
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Lead
Hidden 20 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
John Kettle 8 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Jun, 2006 2nd
ewen ?May, 2006 Lead
Ian Hinkins ?May, 2006 2nd
with ewen
with ewen
nuts and bolts 8 Sep, 2005 2nd O/S
Neil Ireson 21 Aug, 2005 Lead
with Jane
with Jane
Hidden 20 Aug, 2005 2nd
steveP ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with Chris Wynn
with Chris Wynn
Shaw Brown 27 Jul, 2003 2nd
with David Jones
with David Jones
Mark Davies PK ?Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
Hidden 30 Jul, 2001 Lead
joe king ?Jul, 2001 2nd
with simon ringrose
with simon ringrose
Hidden ??, 2001 -
EddieA 3 Sep, 2000 Lead O/S
with Jim F
with Jim F
Ratfeeder 22 Aug, 1997 2nd rpt
with Kim C
with Kim C
p.crooky#1 7 Jul, 1997 2nd
with Crotty
with Crotty
Chris Reid 19 Apr, 1997 Lead O/S
goshawk 5 May, 1995 Lead
with JI
with JI
biggianthead ?May, 1994 -
with M
with M
Hidden ??, 1994 2nd
Mick King 7 Sep, 1993 Lead
with Simon Walsh
with Simon Walsh
Hidden 2 Aug, 1991 2nd
Steve Crowe 7 Jul, 1991 Lead O/S Very good.
with karin
Very good.
with karin
Andy Say 6 Jul, 1991 Solo
mik1miller ??, 1991 Lead O/S
with elliot blaylock
with elliot blaylock
Hammy 12 Jul, 1989 Lead
with Andy Coleman
with Andy Coleman
Rich Kirby ?Jul, 1988 2nd
with Carvel Lonsdale
with Carvel Lonsdale
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jun, 1987 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
with Phillippa Mathews
Martin Bennett 10 Aug, 1986 -
with RA
with RA
Bob 30 Jun, 1984 2nd O/S
with M. Lynch
with M. Lynch
Hidden 28 Jun, 1984 Solo
3 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 26
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 23
Votes cast 24
Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
DNF
Flashed (β)
Not Set