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76m.

Rockfax Description
A good route loosely based on the broken central rib of rock.
1) 28m. Climb blocky ground to gain a crack. Follow this and move left to gain the rib. Climb the rib, various belays possible.
2) 15m. Follow the broken rib until a ledge is reached below the final steep wall.
3) 4b, 32m. Climb the rib to gain a leftward traverse on a narrow ledge. From here climb the difficult groove above and exit leftwards. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
3 Pitch - 1.3a 2.3b 3.4a

1.95e+03 Jan/1995

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 25 Aug, 2019 AltLd
lithos 20 Apr, 2019 AltLd P2 a neat little wall pitch with absorbing climbing leads to a ledge and twin grooves. The dirty groove/corner on the right is desperate to enter (good wires), awkward to climb and tricky to leave. I thought 5a++ not 4b !
P2 a neat little wall pitch with absorbing climbing leads to a ledge and twin grooves. The dirty groove/corner on the right is desperate to enter (good wires), awkward to climb and tricky to leave. I thought 5a++ not 4b !
peterbradshaw101 20 Apr, 2019 AltLd
with lithos
with lithos
Stone Muppet 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S Final groove was bone dry but still green and nothing short of hvs 5a in my opinion
with jg, tl
Final groove was bone dry but still green and nothing short of hvs 5a in my opinion
with jg, tl
Hidden 10 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Dan_Selby 10 Aug, 2017 2nd
with BenSelby, Ian Selby
with BenSelby, Ian Selby
snowy_woodruff 2 Jul, 2017 2nd I backed off the first pitch and let Dave lead all 3 pitches. I nearly didnt get up the last pitch - well done Dave
with Dave Ward
I backed off the first pitch and let Dave lead all 3 pitches. I nearly didnt get up the last pitch - well done Dave
with Dave Ward
Tim Francis 25 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S top pitch was very mossy open corner looked unclimbed in over a year, so made an alternate. chose an alternate finish out left, from below the corner. precarious blind step, onto a layback with delicate feet up a blank face, 3/4 moves to big bolder at the top. Very worthwhile and highly memorable. I would grade that HVS 5a be interested to see how others would grade it, if trying the same variation.
top pitch was very mossy open corner looked unclimbed in over a year, so made an alternate. chose an alternate finish out left, from below the corner. precarious blind step, onto a layback with delicate feet up a blank face, 3/4 moves to big bolder at the top. Very worthwhile and highly memorable. I would grade that HVS 5a be interested to see how others would grade it, if trying the same variation.
Hidden 3 Oct, 2015 2nd
Andrew Lester 10 Aug, 2015 Lead
scott titt 6 Jun, 2015 -
brian watson 6 Jun, 2015 AltLd
tom.organ 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S 3rd pitch was very greasy and not easy needs to be dry and sunny for a few days to dry off!
3rd pitch was very greasy and not easy needs to be dry and sunny for a few days to dry off!
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Karlos 9 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Nice route. We found it clean, dry and solid, and didn't struggle to find gear. Yes, the final blank corner is not reflected in the grade, so watch out.
Nice route. We found it clean, dry and solid, and didn't struggle to find gear. Yes, the final blank corner is not reflected in the grade, so watch out.
Ian Archer 9 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S Clean, excellent friction. Top pitch not easy and needs to be dry.
with Karlos
Clean, excellent friction. Top pitch not easy and needs to be dry.
with Karlos
Hidden 16 Aug, 2012 AltLd
0ddba11 10 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Loose rock, muddy cracks, sparse gear, and not 4a at the top. Lead the 2nd - nicest bit.
Loose rock, muddy cracks, sparse gear, and not 4a at the top. Lead the 2nd - nicest bit.
Calder 30 Aug, 2010 AltLd dog Don't think the fierce crack (5b?) at the top of the last pitch is the finish that's described, I suspect the easier angled groove to it's right is. That looks a bit bolder though (especially if belayed immediately under it like we were), and still not easy looking. There is a tenuous alternative out left too. I opted for the crack but ended up frigging it.
with Charlie
Don't think the fierce crack (5b?) at the top of the last pitch is the finish that's described, I suspect the easier angled groove to it's right is. That looks a bit bolder though (especially if belayed immediately under it like we were), and still not easy looking. There is a tenuous alternative out left too. I opted for the crack but ended up frigging it.
with Charlie
texuspete 22 Aug, 2010 AltLd Pitch two simply brilliant. Too much vegatation on first pitch. Top pitch is a struggle. Spotlessly clean shoes essential. Feels much harder than HS 4a. More like VS 5b.
with Charles Clay, veteye
Pitch two simply brilliant. Too much vegatation on first pitch. Top pitch is a struggle. Spotlessly clean shoes essential. Feels much harder than HS 4a. More like VS 5b.
with Charles Clay, veteye
Andy Clarke 20 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S Final pitch is good, but tough, and well undergraded. More like 5a? Led Ps 1 & 3.
Final pitch is good, but tough, and well undergraded. More like 5a? Led Ps 1 & 3.
Rosie Henstock 17 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S Didn't fancy the last 5m of the last pitch so got a top rope chucked down. Found it wet even though the rest of the route was dry and the useful crack was filled with mud (so not so useful)! Loved the exposure on the middle pitch. Really fun!
with Katie Jeans
Didn't fancy the last 5m of the last pitch so got a top rope chucked down. Found it wet even though the rest of the route was dry and the useful crack was filled with mud (so not so useful)! Loved the exposure on the middle pitch. Really fun!
with Katie Jeans
Hidden 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
fizzychewitt 21 Sep, 2008 AltLd Top pitch in very poor condition, green and greasy as some previous climbers probably agreed due to the amount of gear we found up there. We thought we'd come across a stash but then had to use it to ab off!
with Francis
Top pitch in very poor condition, green and greasy as some previous climbers probably agreed due to the amount of gear we found up there. We thought we'd come across a stash but then had to use it to ab off!
with Francis
Milne 2 Aug, 2008 AltLd dnf led 2nd pitch clean. top pitch in bad condition.
led 2nd pitch clean. top pitch in bad condition.
Hidden 28 Jul, 2007 AltLd dnf
HimTiggins 15 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Hard for the grade, more like VS 4b, 4b 5a ...
with Paul
Hard for the grade, more like VS 4b, 4b 5a ...
with Paul
youcallwefall ?Sep, 2006 AltLd
with Corey Donaldson, Steve Duddridge
with Corey Donaldson, Steve Duddridge
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 May, 1995 AltLd
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