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A good route that follows the crack-line out from the left-hand side of the tunnel mouth. Follow it to the top. © Rockfax

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badgerjockey 23 Jun Show βeta
βeta: The left belay bolt is totally rusted, as is the maillon. Also, single maillons on a pair of belay bolts tends to twist the hell out of ropes when pulling through....
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βeta: The left belay bolt is totally rusted, as is the maillon. Also, single maillons on a pair of belay bolts tends to twist the hell out of ropes when pulling through....
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r8ck_chick 24 Aug Lead
with riff156
with riff156
riff156 24 Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug Lead O/S
Johnnfranklin 23 Aug 2nd β
FatRob 18 Aug 2nd rpt
with Sam Eldridge
with Sam Eldridge
Hidden 10 Aug Lead O/S
ian d f 10 Aug Lead O/S
Owen W-G 31 Jul Lead O/S Bomber gear all the way. Could be led with just a double set of 2-5s.
with Tristan Leguet
Bomber gear all the way. Could be led with just a double set of 2-5s.
with Tristan Leguet
Moody Loner 28 Jul 2nd dnf
Ellis Bird 22 Jul 2nd
lanky 18 Jul Lead O/S
with Del
with Del
Jaomes 17 Jul Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 3 Jul Lead
Oscar Popels 23 Jun 2nd Top notch climbing.
Top notch climbing.
badgerjockey 23 Jun Lead O/S Slatey greatness. Good moves all the way. Even foot jams at the top. I’d give a couple of them 5b really. The good gear is spaced but bomber and the rest of the gear is no more than OK. The two obvious rattly holds are probably fine (you have to stand on one anyway) as they are chocked in. Careful with the flakey crimps though, a few feel like they are temporary. You can avoid them at the same grade though. Worth the stars.
Slatey greatness. Good moves all the way. Even foot jams at the top. I’d give a couple of them 5b really. The good gear is spaced but bomber and the rest of the gear is no more than OK. The two obvious rattly holds are probably fine (you have to stand on one anyway) as they are chocked in. Careful with the flakey crimps though, a few feel like they are temporary. You can avoid them at the same grade though. Worth the stars.
BenRyle 21 Jun Lead β
with Ewan
with Ewan
conronoy 6 Jun Lead
Hidden 6 May Lead rpt
Keith Swainson 7 Apr Lead O/S
williemiller 23 Mar Lead O/S
with graham
with graham
Mike505 19 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
with eb202
with eb202
eb202 19 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Nice climbing spoiled by some loose rock, including a sizeable block between the last piece of gear and the lower off.
with Mike505
Nice climbing spoiled by some loose rock, including a sizeable block between the last piece of gear and the lower off.
with Mike505
peter.herd 11 Sep, 2018 Lead
with Alice K
with Alice K
Hidden 11 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Grubblack 7 Sep, 2018 2nd
Colin Scotchford 7 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 Lead β
cdpuk 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Nice route. Good for a first E1.
Nice route. Good for a first E1.
Bertbee 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Really nice. Only one loose-ish hold, all the gear is good and there are placements everywhere. Steady slabby climbing with holds that keep appearing
Really nice. Only one loose-ish hold, all the gear is good and there are placements everywhere. Steady slabby climbing with holds that keep appearing
Tom Redwood 28 May, 2018 Lead O/S I really enjoyed this route, well deserving of its 2 stars, if the line was more prominent it might even get a third. Protection and holds keep appearing just enough to never feel too out there but there feels like maybe two or three 5a/low end 5b moves rather than a distinct crux. 60m rope needed to ab off, oops.
I really enjoyed this route, well deserving of its 2 stars, if the line was more prominent it might even get a third. Protection and holds keep appearing just enough to never feel too out there but there feels like maybe two or three 5a/low end 5b moves rather than a distinct crux. 60m rope needed to ab off, oops.
Vlad Pepper 28 May, 2018 2nd
Chrissy202 26 May, 2018 2nd rpt
with Liz, Jack Nicholls
with Liz, Jack Nicholls
TCarrick 16 May, 2018 Lead
Hidden 8 May, 2018 Lead O/S
manwithacam 14 Apr, 2018 2nd good route, amazing spot!
with Alan
good route, amazing spot!
with Alan
Hidden 31 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
Chrissy202 31 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Owen Davies 25 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S bit loose
bit loose
royle883 25 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Colin Scotchford 14 Jul, 2017 Lead
GeorgeHH 4 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Elbowed my way up this with a bad wrist. Good climbing that teaches you the meaning of creaky in a guide book description.
with tunnah
Elbowed my way up this with a bad wrist. Good climbing that teaches you the meaning of creaky in a guide book description.
with tunnah
tunnah 4 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Glyn Davidson 9 May, 2017 Lead rpt Felt much harder than last time I did it (8 years ago!) I seem to remember it being soft. Don't know if it's changed much but the gear felt thin mid way.
with Dan77
Felt much harder than last time I did it (8 years ago!) I seem to remember it being soft. Don't know if it's changed much but the gear felt thin mid way.
with Dan77
Dan77 9 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 26 Mar, 2017 Lead dog
scarmichael 26 Mar, 2017 Lead Lead on steves gear, absolutely brilliant route, 3 stars in my book, will def jump back on it when in the area!
Lead on steves gear, absolutely brilliant route, 3 stars in my book, will def jump back on it when in the area!
Mark Reeves 15 Mar, 2017 2nd
JendeHoxar 13 Nov, 2016 Lead β
Mike Hewitt 13 Nov, 2016 Lead dog
foostu4 29 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
stephheels 29 Oct, 2016 2nd
suds_01 10 Sep, 2016 2nd
dobby 200 10 Sep, 2016 Lead dnf
with suds_01
with suds_01
DaveThexton 22 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 22 May, 2016 2nd Bit loose, wouldn't give it any stars myself
Bit loose, wouldn't give it any stars myself
whiteexplorer 12 May, 2016 2nd O/S
th£wrecker 12 May, 2016 Lead O/S
lukegorman 15 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
omaskrey 15 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 15 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 15 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Really worthwhile, if a little friable. Needs more traffic
Really worthwhile, if a little friable. Needs more traffic
George Killaspy 10 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
Butel 10 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Steve Long ??, 2016 -
will_lake 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Richardlake 5 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 6 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Character building. Take small to medium wires and super-glue. Not recommended for small children and those of a nervous disposition.
with Phil Creed
Character building. Take small to medium wires and super-glue. Not recommended for small children and those of a nervous disposition.
with Phil Creed
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 2nd dnf
KeenClimber 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ian Dugdale
with Ian Dugdale
BarbsMurray 4 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Mikey
with Mikey
shaunhumphreys 6 Jun, 2015 Lead β
franhammond92 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Top route, brilliant climbing and gear. Lead it, abbed and stripped it then seconded Shaun on it. Great exposure over the big hole.
Top route, brilliant climbing and gear. Lead it, abbed and stripped it then seconded Shaun on it. Great exposure over the big hole.
Scott Quinn 16 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 16 May, 2015 Lead O/S Nice, size 2 (yellow) C4 is useful.
Nice, size 2 (yellow) C4 is useful.
Hidden 30 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
James Beaumont 30 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 4 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S found this very scary,just seemed to get spooked and the holds were snapping off and loose!
with chris Lyness
found this very scary,just seemed to get spooked and the holds were snapping off and loose!
with chris Lyness
harold walmsley 24 Jan, 2015 2nd rpt Attempted warmup on a cold-ish breezy day. Didn't work
with Mark Hounslea
Attempted warmup on a cold-ish breezy day. Didn't work
with Mark Hounslea
ipegg 18 Oct, 2014 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 18 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with ipegg
with ipegg
John sealey 17 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Dave Holland
with Dave Holland
harold walmsley 24 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S A bit of trad to finish off after Smaug. Nice to find an E1 easy. First time in a while so it must be soft.
with Rob Davies
A bit of trad to finish off after Smaug. Nice to find an E1 easy. First time in a while so it must be soft.
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 24 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt A lot less friable than 20 years ago - HVS 5a
A lot less friable than 20 years ago - HVS 5a
Hidden 26 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Maynard 23 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with ksjs
with ksjs
Hidden 29 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
jezb1 16 Aug, 2013 Lead Bit snappy... Found quite tricky cos I wasn't trusting the holds
Bit snappy... Found quite tricky cos I wasn't trusting the holds
Hidden 16 Aug, 2013 2nd
tim newton 14 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
morgan91 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 26 Jun, 2013 2nd Several loose holds.
with Ed
Several loose holds.
with Ed
wolf.leeb 19 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Alexis
with Alexis
ksjs 17 May, 2013 2nd O/S Not the classic I was expecting - rock just not very good but if you're up for that sort of thing then it's fine. Good gear though I didn't lead this so don't know how it actually feels.
with Rhys
Not the classic I was expecting - rock just not very good but if you're up for that sort of thing then it's fine. Good gear though I didn't lead this so don't know how it actually feels.
with Rhys
Hidden 13 Mar, 2013 -
jezb1 13 Mar, 2013 Lead dnf Fell off when a hold snapped and sliced my finger :(
Fell off when a hold snapped and sliced my finger :(
tim20 ??, 2013 -
tim20 ??, 2013 -
Samuel Wainwright 28 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 25 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
with Alison Ellwood, Mowglee
with Alison Ellwood, Mowglee
fizzychewitt 14 Oct, 2012 2nd
with Phil
with Phil
useful 14 Oct, 2012 2nd Phil Lead, I half-seconded, Liz cleaned the remaining gear.
with Phil B, fizzychewitt
Phil Lead, I half-seconded, Liz cleaned the remaining gear.
with Phil B, fizzychewitt
groliver26 7 Sep, 2012 2nd
jon_ridley 7 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Tomos Davies 7 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Kevin Robert Jones 7 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
highclimber 1 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S A very nice route with a quite bold start and loose holds. Worth the stars
A very nice route with a quite bold start and loose holds. Worth the stars
Hidden 10 Jun, 2012 -
Lenny 2 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with John
with John
Luke Brooks 13 May, 2012 Lead
Rob Gillespie ??, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 -
mynyddresident 7 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S Good, bits creaky.
with gareth
Good, bits creaky.
with gareth
Rachel Slater 15 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
with Andy Hall
with Andy Hall
centurion05 4 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S very average route. one star, HVS 5a
with Calum
very average route. one star, HVS 5a
with Calum
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 4 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Interesting moves interspersed with good gear and rests. Really good.
Interesting moves interspersed with good gear and rests. Really good.
Cardi 3 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Clare D
with Clare D
Ed morris 29 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with stefan
with stefan
caradoc 27 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S placements seemed to be good but I never felt completely confident in them
with nick yapp
placements seemed to be good but I never felt completely confident in them
with nick yapp
Blurgy319 19 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
HIGHTOWER 19 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt Great route.
Great route.
Hidden 30 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2011 Lead O/S
dan ely 19 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with jason
with jason
HIGHTOWER 12 May, 2011 2nd
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Rob Evans ??, 2011 Lead
Tomprusk 7 Jul, 2010 2nd rpt Easy HVS if you trust those small footholds... always going for a good hold though. Best HVS in the quarries!
Easy HVS if you trust those small footholds... always going for a good hold though. Best HVS in the quarries!
dan-8990 7 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with TP
with TP
david morse 10 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S worth a visit
with Lawrence
worth a visit
with Lawrence
owain86 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with harvie
with harvie
Hidden 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 7 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S nice route, little bit loose in places HVS/E1?
nice route, little bit loose in places HVS/E1?
Hidden 27 Mar, 2010 2nd
Alex Mason 29 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S Went for a walk around day before in the wet and saw this striking crack line. Did it today and found you barely climb the crack but the moves are wicked and its well worth doing. Best HVS on slate.
with Laura Perry
Went for a walk around day before in the wet and saw this striking crack line. Did it today and found you barely climb the crack but the moves are wicked and its well worth doing. Best HVS on slate.
with Laura Perry
Ows ?Nov, 2009 2nd
Hidden 25 Apr, 2009 Lead
DavidR 25 Apr, 2009 2nd rpt
SGD 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S This is was really good, it's go some moves on it. I think it's harder than Seamstress....take lots of small nuts
with Jane WMC
This is was really good, it's go some moves on it. I think it's harder than Seamstress....take lots of small nuts
with Jane WMC
Welshy 10 Apr, 2009 2nd
Glyn Davidson 8 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S lovely climbing, much easier than it looks from the ground
with rockcat
lovely climbing, much easier than it looks from the ground
with rockcat
barni 8 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 8 Apr, 2009 2nd
Renegade_Pony 8 Apr, 2009 2nd
with barni
with barni
Hidden 6 Mar, 2009 Lead
ritchierich 6 Jan, 2009 Lead rpt
with Wyn Price
with Wyn Price
Hidden 15 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S
ritchierich 15 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S Nice climb but two wobbly block on the route to be aware of.
Nice climb but two wobbly block on the route to be aware of.
barni 6 Oct, 2008 Lead
with james hayward
with james hayward
Ian Andrews 14 Sep, 2008 2nd
Hidden 14 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 23 Aug, 2008 Lead Went a bit off route at the bulge. Good route, only slightly let down by presence of suspect rock.
with Andy Hobson
Went a bit off route at the bulge. Good route, only slightly let down by presence of suspect rock.
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 23 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 May, 2008 2nd
Hidden 9 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2008 Lead rpt
spacey 10 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 10 Feb, 2008 Lead
with spacey
with spacey
Hidden 14 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
alexyoung 6 Oct, 2007 TR O/S
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
Hidden ?Sep, 2007 2nd
Hidden 9 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt
michael burrows 28 Jul, 2007 2nd
with rockcat
with rockcat
barni 6 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Paul James
with Paul James
Hidden 20 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Ian McNeill ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
fran04 ??, 2007 Lead
with ian rowell
with ian rowell
Rob Davies 3 Sep, 2006 Lead rpt
with Phil A
with Phil A
halo 27 Aug, 2006 Lead
with J. Beckham
with J. Beckham
Hidden 19 Apr, 2006 Lead
Suzie Wilson ??, 2006 2nd
with pete
with pete
Dringo ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden 20 Jun, 2004 Lead
Hidden 10 Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
DavidR 18 Nov, 2002 Lead O/S
with Jemma Wadham
with Jemma Wadham
Brown ?Aug, 2002 Lead
TobyA 31 Oct, 2000 Lead O/S Glad I did this when it was HVS. Would have been too scared to have done an E1!
with Kieran
Glad I did this when it was HVS. Would have been too scared to have done an E1!
with Kieran
MjrTom ?Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
petekeron ??, 1999 Lead O/S
WB 27 Jun, 1998 AltLd O/S
with Nicola
with Nicola
Paul Boardman ??, 1998 Lead rpt
with Iain Boardman
with Iain Boardman
Hidden 20 Apr, 1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Sep, 1995 Lead
Hidden 2 Sep, 1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 1995 Lead
FatRob 25 Jul, 1995 Lead O/S
with Paul Targett
with Paul Targett
Rob Davies ?Aug, 1993 Lead Also Caroline
with Angus McLean
Also Caroline
with Angus McLean
Ched 16 Apr, 1991 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
whispering nic ??, 1991 Lead
with noj
with noj
chrisdavies ??, 1991 Lead
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 Lead O/S
RockPhoenix 1 Jan, 1989 2nd O/S
with Bruv Simon
with Bruv Simon
Hidden 9 May, 1988 2nd
edwardwoodward ??, 1988 2nd
Hidden 28 Aug, 1987 Lead
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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
Votes cast 49
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 26
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Style of ascent
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