Rockfax Description
A good route that rises to a climax in its upper corner. Start at a wide chimney at the right-hand end of the ledge.
Climb the chimney and then move out onto its left wall. Work up leftwards to join the right-trending crack-line. Climb the crack-line to its end below a steep groove. Make some hard moves to enter and move up the groove. Easier ground above leads to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 27 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul Lead dnf
JoeCoxson 22 Jul Lead dog Jake kindly put the gear in for me up to the crux. I got through the moves into the groove, but faffed too long on getting a couple of shit nuts in, and got pumped. Top groove was no push-over either.
with JakeB.
Jake kindly put the gear in for me up to the crux. I got through the moves into the groove, but faffed too long on getting a couple of shit nuts in, and got pumped. Top groove was no push-over either.
with JakeB.
Hidden 22 Jul 2nd
richgac 9 Jul Lead O/S Great varied route, nice exposure in the groove. E2 rather than E3 though.
with Andy March
Great varied route, nice exposure in the groove. E2 rather than E3 though.
with Andy March
markfairbank 31 May Lead O/S Decent climb, easier then Grendal IMO and soft at this grade. E2 in my old guide.
Decent climb, easier then Grendal IMO and soft at this grade. E2 in my old guide.
Anne Fairbank 31 May 2nd dog
Hidden 28 May Lead O/S
islandlynx 20 Apr Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 20 Apr 2nd O/S
petecallaghan 23 Mar Lead Aid lead practice. Probably A2/C2
Aid lead practice. Probably A2/C2
JendeHoxar 23 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 23 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
beni 8 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Rich P
with Rich P
Hidden 18 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
janegallwey 18 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
dbrooks 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S excellent route, felt E3 to me
excellent route, felt E3 to me
th£wrecker 27 Oct, 2017 Lead dog hmm I didn't like this, I think I'm really starting to appreciate no starred climbs ha ha all good experience though
hmm I didn't like this, I think I'm really starting to appreciate no starred climbs ha ha all good experience though
burto 2 Jul, 2017 Lead
with rowena, hertha
with rowena, hertha
Jess Carr 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rich Pollard
with Rich Pollard
Hidden 4 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 May, 2017 Lead
Lizard Ollie 21 May, 2017 2nd dog Must have fallen off almost as many times as I angrily shouted profanities at the wall
with FinnBar
Must have fallen off almost as many times as I angrily shouted profanities at the wall
with FinnBar
Dave Almond 18 May, 2017 2nd Bmc International meet
with Michal Czech
Bmc International meet
with Michal Czech
Alice Thompson ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 19 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S great climbing up the groove - if only it went on for longer!!
with Gus
great climbing up the groove - if only it went on for longer!!
with Gus
Gus 19 Apr, 2017 2nd
Chimnastics 19 Apr, 2017 Lead dnf Backed off the crux. It was pretty wet which really wasn't helping the cause. Much harder than I remember it?!
Backed off the crux. It was pretty wet which really wasn't helping the cause. Much harder than I remember it?!
The Grist 12 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
beni 17 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Annika Marie 17 Sep, 2016 2nd RP
with beni
with beni
Scott Quinn 20 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S cool route I imagine it only gets two stars because of its neighbours, 3 any where else!
cool route I imagine it only gets two stars because of its neighbours, 3 any where else!
Tom.Priestley 20 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S E2 in new guide. Only one hard section.
E2 in new guide. Only one hard section.
OliverRoss 14 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Phil Rudd, David Jung
with Phil Rudd, David Jung
Hidden 14 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
Phil.Rudd 14 Jun, 2016 2nd
littleduck 3 Jun, 2016 2nd
with Tony Madden
with Tony Madden
Si Witcher 30 May, 2016 2nd
with Andy S, Dave H
with Andy S, Dave H
Chimnastics 4 May, 2016 2nd O/S Great lead from Luke. Great route, sustained techy climbing to get into the corner groove and beyond. Decent but spaced holds.
with Matthew Robinson, Luke Randall
Great lead from Luke. Great route, sustained techy climbing to get into the corner groove and beyond. Decent but spaced holds.
with Matthew Robinson, Luke Randall
Hidden 4 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden ?May, 2016 Lead O/S
JCAshman 5 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Brian H 13 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt Well protected but sustained upper part. Worth E3.
Well protected but sustained upper part. Worth E3.
Ed Babs 1 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with AlexD
with AlexD
AlexD 1 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Didn't have the patience to wait for it to stop raining... Didn't matter at all, the friction is so good!
with Ed Babs
Didn't have the patience to wait for it to stop raining... Didn't matter at all, the friction is so good!
with Ed Babs
benkelsey 8 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Cool moves above good gear with a slightly longer than expected run out to the top.
Cool moves above good gear with a slightly longer than expected run out to the top.
Dilwat 6 Jun, 2015 2nd dog Slid off on the final (yes final) move! Oh well... Great lead by Nick on a technical route with some sustained moves through the top groove.
Slid off on the final (yes final) move! Oh well... Great lead by Nick on a technical route with some sustained moves through the top groove.
nickdonohue 6 Jun, 2015 Lead A good climb; sustained though not strenuous at the crux (but relying on technical bridging). Well protected. :)
with Dilwat
A good climb; sustained though not strenuous at the crux (but relying on technical bridging). Well protected. :)
with Dilwat
Ian Jones 11 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt Felt very much harder this time. Definitely E3 despite what the new definitive says.
with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
Felt very much harder this time. Definitely E3 despite what the new definitive says.
with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
quiffhanger 10 Aug, 2014 2nd β
theotherpetehill 10 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Finally got up something that wasn't wet or sketchy or terrifying!
with Ross McKerchar
Finally got up something that wasn't wet or sketchy or terrifying!
with Ross McKerchar
alice fuller 27 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt
with wojt
with wojt
Hidden 6 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt
Misha 6 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S A nice route to finish the weekend on. Fun chimney section with optional back and footing followed by a great VS/HVS section up the C shaped flake before the 5c moves kick in. Pretty easy for the grade (a good grade easier than Raven Wall), I'd say hard E2 if you don't mind being a bit above gear (which is good). Good crux section which carries on longer than you expect but is pretty steady with lots of bridging.
A nice route to finish the weekend on. Fun chimney section with optional back and footing followed by a great VS/HVS section up the C shaped flake before the 5c moves kick in. Pretty easy for the grade (a good grade easier than Raven Wall), I'd say hard E2 if you don't mind being a bit above gear (which is good). Good crux section which carries on longer than you expect but is pretty steady with lots of bridging.
nickstephens 5 Jul, 2014 2nd dog
with gg4419
with gg4419
gg4419 5 Jul, 2014 Lead dog Fell on the crux numerous times due to the pump.
Fell on the crux numerous times due to the pump.
Fred_Richard 14 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
with bill turner
with bill turner
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 2nd β
Hidden 18 Mar, 2014 2nd
hornbywill ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 12 Oct, 2013 2nd
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden 12 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Justin T 1 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Bristoldave 1 Sep, 2013 2nd β
Hidden 31 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
jakenichol 1 Jun, 2013 Lead β Very good gear, hard crux section but hands off rest just after
with haylow
Very good gear, hard crux section but hands off rest just after
with haylow
Wil Treasure 17 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Davor
with Davor
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13 May, 2013 2nd
tuftynick 4 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Aide Jebb
with Aide Jebb
alice fuller 2 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
conorjclarke 23 Nov, 2011 TR RP did this clean on top rope after rapping down to get gear after blowing the lead
with Rhona Barr
did this clean on top rope after rapping down to get gear after blowing the lead
with Rhona Barr
gowla 13 Sep, 2011 Lead dog
with tom maunder
with tom maunder
adam cooper*super* 4 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Jack_F
with Jack_F
Jack_F 4 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 10 Jul, 2011 Lead RP Rested on it back in '03
Rested on it back in '03
Graham Atkins 25 Jun, 2011 2nd
JulesV 25 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
colesy 18 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 9 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
billb ?May, 2011 Lead O/S
richsmithinbristol ?May, 2011 2nd
with billb
with billb
dan gibson 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
with helen gibson
Ian Jones 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S *** Superb finger jugs and sustained upper section. Very hot but still a grade easier than Xanadu!
with Major Martin Stephens, Major Daniel Moore
*** Superb finger jugs and sustained upper section. Very hot but still a grade easier than Xanadu!
with Major Martin Stephens, Major Daniel Moore
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 15 May, 2010 2nd
with Nimrod (Israel)
with Nimrod (Israel)
Different Steve 10 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with Mick Walsh
with Mick Walsh
MoWalker3 1 Jan, 2010 -
JerryD ??, 2010 Lead
Glyn 11 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Bit damp but awesome route. E2 in CC guide
Bit damp but awesome route. E2 in CC guide
davefount 11 Jun, 2009 2nd dog
with Glyn
with Glyn
eddy-on-the-rocks 12 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with sinbad
with sinbad
sinbad 12 Oct, 2008 2nd
Toby Dunn 8 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ruth
with Ruth
feilx 28 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Iain Hammond
with Iain Hammond
wojt ??, 2006 Lead
lukea ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Al
with Al
William Robertson ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Mark Calver
with Mark Calver
shazbat ?Apr, 2004 2nd dog
with Mike
with Mike
peterbeaumont ?Jul, 2002 2nd
jfletcher 14 Jan, 2001 Lead
pete johnson ?Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
with Peter Beaumont
with Peter Beaumont
Marti999 ??, 2000 Lead
goi.ashmore 31 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
PaulTanton 10 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball ?Aug, 1998 Lead
with Bill McKee
with Bill McKee
Hidden 25 May, 1995 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??, 1994 2nd O/S
Neil McA 17 Apr, 1992 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
Glenn Sutcliffe 25 May, 1991 -
with keefe
with keefe
keefe 25 May, 1991 -
Hidden 31 Mar, 1990 Lead dog
Hidden 9 May, 1987 Lead O/S
sadams 29 Jul, 1986 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
with Kevin Edwards
Hidden 21 Apr, 1981 AltLd
Steve Lewis ?Apr, 1981 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
with Clive Curle
Hidden 13 Jun, 1980 2nd
Hidden ??, 1980 -
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