Rockfax Description
Well travelled and with good climbing on the first two pitches. Keep an eye out for stones dislodged from above if the descent route is busy. Start below a corner-crack around 20m up the gully from the gearing-up spot by the tree.
1) 4b, 20m. Ascend the difficult crack, before climbing the rib on the left and the groove above to a belay and stance at a holly bush below a corner.
2) 20m. Follow the corner to easy ground on the descent line. An escape down the central descent line can easily be made at this point.
3) 22m. Walk over to a rib and follow it to a ledge.
4) 18m. Continue up the best line to the top. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Jamie Brown 21 Jul AltLd O/S Led P2, avoiding the worst of the sepage by moving into the left wall. Crack on P1 was soaking so had to stay slightly left.
with Adam (YAC)
Led P2, avoiding the worst of the sepage by moving into the left wall. Crack on P1 was soaking so had to stay slightly left.
with Adam (YAC)
chris smith 22 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jun 2nd
Ellis20 25 May Lead O/S
with Harriet
with Harriet
Hidden 22 May AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 May AltLd O/S
Robaduck 20 Apr Lead
sparkybatteryboy 31 Mar Lead
Half Pint Lizz 31 Aug, 2018 AltLd Dogged up the 1st pitch on second, but I led the beautiful corner of the 2nd pitch, and Joe led the 3rd
with jvdv
Dogged up the 1st pitch on second, but I led the beautiful corner of the 2nd pitch, and Joe led the 3rd
with jvdv
jvdv 31 Aug, 2018 AltLd Super awkward start and the top pitch is a bit of an obstacle course, but good climb all round.
Super awkward start and the top pitch is a bit of an obstacle course, but good climb all round.
keith hal 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Led 2nd pitch.
with Duncan
Led 2nd pitch.
with Duncan
NickR ?Aug, 2018 Lead
Hidden 27 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Ian Stirrups 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3. Starting crack the crux, but got reasonable jams. Much cleaner than it looks.
with Sue
Led P1 & 3. Starting crack the crux, but got reasonable jams. Much cleaner than it looks.
with Sue
nathanshaw 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jo
with Jo
EamonH 6 Jul, 2018 Lead P1
with Richard T
P1
with Richard T
inspiration_needed 27 May, 2018 Lead Didn’t bother with the last pitch covered in spiders.
Didn’t bother with the last pitch covered in spiders.
The_Boy_ODwyer 27 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
GavClayton 11 Apr, 2018 AltLd
rossunitt 11 Apr, 2018 -
Martyn Nicholson ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
John Kelly 20 Jun, 2017 Lead I think start is 4c, bit out keeping with rest of route
with Back rope
I think start is 4c, bit out keeping with rest of route
with Back rope
bryan p 31 May, 2017 -
with Bruce
with Bruce
nigelw 31 May, 2017 Lead
with KMC
with KMC
Hidden 31 May, 2017 2nd
jedster1111 7 May, 2017 2nd
joem 7 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Luke Bray 7 May, 2017 AltLd
Slyven 30 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S
Basiljrn 19 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Tom Davies 19 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
lusonavigator 25 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Andy Scheller
with Andy Scheller
AndyScheller 25 Jun, 2016 2nd Tricky start!
Tricky start!
LovelyMrTom 25 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ejminee
with Ejminee
gingerking ?Jun, 2016 Lead
with Amanda
with Amanda
stev1e.wilso 14 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Jess, simon1985
with Jess, simon1985
Rory Southworth 12 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Paul Josse
with Paul Josse
ushi 9 May, 2016 AltLd
RUDIN.J.D.H 8 May, 2016 AltLd O/S interesting start. very enjoyable
interesting start. very enjoyable
91dave 7 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P2, definitely the money pitch. Awesome moves, with a mossy, thought provoking top-out. Deserves more stars! Part 2 of a Langdale linkup.
with Dan Williams, Lakeslina
Led P2, definitely the money pitch. Awesome moves, with a mossy, thought provoking top-out. Deserves more stars! Part 2 of a Langdale linkup.
with Dan Williams, Lakeslina
spitfire23bc 7 May, 2016 2nd Tricky start - I want to go back and have a few more attempts to see if there's a neat way of doing it. The rest of it is lovely. Part 2/4 of a Langdale linkup.
Tricky start - I want to go back and have a few more attempts to see if there's a neat way of doing it. The rest of it is lovely. Part 2/4 of a Langdale linkup.
Hidden 7 May, 2016 AltLd
Camilla Mapstone ?May, 2016 AltLd
with Ursula
with Ursula
AlistairBerridge 12 Mar, 2016 Lead dnf Started this climb on a very wet day, cloud level so low that you couldn't see more than 5m upwards! Finding the crag took a while. Started pitch one but decided it was too wet and would only get worse higher. Ollie was bailing of his route next to us; we had the same idea and I down climbed to avoid leaving gear.
Started this climb on a very wet day, cloud level so low that you couldn't see more than 5m upwards! Finding the crag took a while. Started pitch one but decided it was too wet and would only get worse higher. Ollie was bailing of his route next to us; we had the same idea and I down climbed to avoid leaving gear.
MegStillwell 12 Mar, 2016 2nd dnf
Ric2Sagar ??, 2016 -
Climbingspike ??, 2016 -
Tom Phillips 10 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S hard first crack!
with Penny
hard first crack!
with Penny
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 Lead
MJTheobald97 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
JonLongshanks 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Matt P1 up to big ledge, me P2 up the rib. Awkward at start.
Matt P1 up to big ledge, me P2 up the rib. Awkward at start.
maria85 25 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Amy
with Amy
wookie667 15 Jun, 2015 AltLd
peterjph 15 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with fraser gibson, euan moir
with fraser gibson, euan moir
Henry Brett 24 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Tom McAbe
with Tom McAbe
Tom McCabe 24 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2015 AltLd
peterhubbard 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 19 Apr, 2015 AltLd
gav 10 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S P1 and P3. Awkward move at the start. P3 surprisingly good. I'd maybe lean towards MVS, but am a little rusty.
with Nick
P1 and P3. Awkward move at the start. P3 surprisingly good. I'd maybe lean towards MVS, but am a little rusty.
with Nick
Hidden 10 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
jon59 10 Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 AltLd
sinistamonke ??, 2015 -
AnitaClimb 24 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Lee
with Lee
Sam_Marsland 3 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
judith neaves 3 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Mark Eddy 2 Jul, 2014 AltLd Struggled with the initial moves, so ended up seconding the first pitch. Led the groove pitch and really enjoyed it.
Struggled with the initial moves, so ended up seconding the first pitch. Led the groove pitch and really enjoyed it.
hazeysunshine 22 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S P1 - me, initial crack a bit of a struggle P2 - GT
with GT
P1 - me, initial crack a bit of a struggle P2 - GT
with GT
bobpilgrem 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Hardest part is start- straightforward afterwards.
Hardest part is start- straightforward afterwards.
runestone 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd I Led pitch 2
with John ukc
I Led pitch 2
with John ukc
David Bibby 19 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S P1.
P1.
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Rob84 30 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
with mel_1
with mel_1
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 -
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 -
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 -
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 -
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 -
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 AltLd
judith neaves ?Jan, 2014 AltLd
Shaw Brown ??, 2014 -
mussonlr 26 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 26 Aug, 2013 AltLd
martin one 25 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Lea
with Lea
jameslam 23 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Joe Norris, Patrick
with Joe Norris, Patrick
fuzzysheep01 23 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Patrickmartin99 23 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Joe, jameslam
with Joe, jameslam
cpoad 17 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Didn't do the last two pitches
with John S
Didn't do the last two pitches
with John S
matty123 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with mfisher
with mfisher
mfisher 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Pitches 1,3+4
Pitches 1,3+4
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Two Cams Tom 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd An enjoyable route but the dead sheep at the top of pitch 2 was grim!!
An enjoyable route but the dead sheep at the top of pitch 2 was grim!!
Neil Pacey 4 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with net
with net
net 4 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Led p 0.75 (went wrong way at top of p1) and p2 (groove v good). Lost p4. Actually a pretty good route! And it's possible to do p1 in a balancey, non-thrutchy manner!
Led p 0.75 (went wrong way at top of p1) and p2 (groove v good). Lost p4. Actually a pretty good route! And it's possible to do p1 in a balancey, non-thrutchy manner!
joe hallam 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S As with many others looking at the comments, found the first pitch very hard for S (lakes climbing guide). Pitch 2 awesome, wrong pitch 3. 4 not so nice.
As with many others looking at the comments, found the first pitch very hard for S (lakes climbing guide). Pitch 2 awesome, wrong pitch 3. 4 not so nice.
Chelsey Robinson 26 May, 2013 2nd dog Extremely hard start, rest of the route was good, the second pitch being the best.. Apart from the dead sheep on the ledge at the top of it!
with Matt Hardy, joe hallam
Extremely hard start, rest of the route was good, the second pitch being the best.. Apart from the dead sheep on the ledge at the top of it!
with Matt Hardy, joe hallam
dkd 25 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Howard (FRCC)
with Howard (FRCC)
TimCul 2 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S thrutchy start but good second pitch
thrutchy start but good second pitch
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 2nd
Hidden 2 Mar, 2013 2nd
Ethan Thomas - Summiteer 8 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Really wet in the groove above Holly bush, pretty slippy!!
Really wet in the groove above Holly bush, pretty slippy!!
david221088 17 Apr, 2012 2nd
gingermike1 ??, 2012 -
evanofthefell ??, 2012 2nd
JanBella 29 Sep, 2011 2nd β
with matt
with matt
Ragnaar 15 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Some nice moves, did the entire route.
with martin hirons
Some nice moves, did the entire route.
with martin hirons
nickcj ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2011 Lead
Simonfarfaraway 5 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Little B 5 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 AltLd
HannahFrancis 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd
with Andrew Funnel
with Andrew Funnel
AndyFunnell 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd
with Hannah Francis
with Hannah Francis
Ceridwen 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S In 1 pitch
with Richard Hot Rock
In 1 pitch
with Richard Hot Rock
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 Lead
Hidden 19 Mar, 2011 2nd
kato'sdad 19 Mar, 2011 Lead
Ann S 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S Led first pitch (hell of a thrutch) as start of White Ghyll traverse which is a cracking 'must do' route. Nice upper corner second pitch to Hollins. Must go back and do the whole of Holins but someone else can lead first pitch next time.
with Adam
Led first pitch (hell of a thrutch) as start of White Ghyll traverse which is a cracking 'must do' route. Nice upper corner second pitch to Hollins. Must go back and do the whole of Holins but someone else can lead first pitch next time.
with Adam
tomjh 25 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Gordon Benn
with Gordon Benn
Hidden 25 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
edmitchell 26 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with kitty duncan
with kitty duncan
WalnutHorse 31 May, 2010 Lead O/S
Martin Stevens 30 May, 2010 AltLd O/S Lead alternate direct start to the guidebooks p1.
with Mervyn L.
Lead alternate direct start to the guidebooks p1.
with Mervyn L.
Adam1973 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 15 May, 2010 Lead
Iain Brown 15 May, 2010 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
Hidden 15 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
Bisteris 6 May, 2010 AltLd O/S Led Pitch 1. Only climbed pitches 1&2
Led Pitch 1. Only climbed pitches 1&2
Hidden 8 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
jon59 ??, 2010 Lead O/S hard lakeland thrutch up starting crack then the climb just got better and better. Pitch 2 one of the best S4A ive ever done.
hard lakeland thrutch up starting crack then the climb just got better and better. Pitch 2 one of the best S4A ive ever done.
innesmac ??, 2010 -
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 Lead
crossdressingrodney 10 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with catriona
with catriona
John Berry 22 May, 2009 2nd O/S Exellent rock wheather damp but found climbing good
with Volker
Exellent rock wheather damp but found climbing good
with Volker
1918hasti 13 May, 2009 AltLd
with Tom Norton
with Tom Norton
Hidden 20 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
jayme 20 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S A good enjoyable climb
A good enjoyable climb
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 -
chris skipton 16 Jun, 2008 AltLd
with erica
with erica
erica 16 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S A difficult start. Led 2nd pitch - really good. Chris led 3 and 4 together. Beautiful day with clear long distance views from the top.
A difficult start. Led 2nd pitch - really good. Chris led 3 and 4 together. Beautiful day with clear long distance views from the top.
beds74 16 Jun, 2008 Lead Hard start I thought.
with Rebecca Edwards
Hard start I thought.
with Rebecca Edwards
charlie barnes 12 May, 2008 AltLd O/S slipped on the first pitch fell on eds head two moves up, was quite wet tho!
with ed
slipped on the first pitch fell on eds head two moves up, was quite wet tho!
with ed
cat22 ?Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Sep, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 7 Sep, 2007 AltLd
chris m fisher 3 Jun, 2007 2nd
with Matt O
with Matt O
Hidden 26 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
danfitz 25 Mar, 2007 AltLd O/S
Xav 3 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Duffy Richard
with Duffy Richard
NickST ?Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
with Annie Carpenter
with Annie Carpenter
NickST ?Feb, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Greg Grace
with Greg Grace
bigbenb ??, 2007 -
lukerockwalker ?Aug, 2006 2nd guide said is was S but def found it HS
guide said is was S but def found it HS
edmitchell 29 May, 2006 AltLd O/S
with kai ren
with kai ren
Hidden 28 May, 2006 AltLd O/S
stewart murray ??, 2006 -
Hidden 14 Aug, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
duncana 15 May, 2005 AltLd Awkward start, but nice groove on 2nd pitch
with Pippa Archer
Awkward start, but nice groove on 2nd pitch
with Pippa Archer
Hidden 24 Jul, 2004 Lead
steve prior ?Jul, 2004 Lead
with Roger C
with Roger C
9fingerjon ??, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Nick S
with Nick S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
John Brayshaw 22 Jul, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Richard Tomlinson
with Richard Tomlinson
Hidden ?Mar, 2000 -
Hidden 25 Jul, 1999 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko ?Sep, 1998 AltLd pitch 1 worth HS 4b
with Debbie Wilkinson
pitch 1 worth HS 4b
with Debbie Wilkinson
charliesdad 20 Sep, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Ian Brunel
with Ian Brunel
Dave Westby ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Garry Nuttal
with Garry Nuttal
Howard J 22 Jul, 1995 2nd
runestone 22 Jul, 1995 Lead
Hidden ??, 1995 AltLd
beaumap ?Aug, 1994 AltLd
with Bernie Green
with Bernie Green
andybirtwistle 9 May, 1993 -
with Julie Mastralinado
with Julie Mastralinado
PeteCheung ??, 1992 -
with Richard Merry
with Richard Merry
Mick King 14 Jun, 1989 Lead O/S
with Mark Lester
with Mark Lester
Iain Thow 16 Oct, 1988 AltLd Led 1&3
with Liz Jolley
Led 1&3
with Liz Jolley
Gordon Stainforth 22 May, 1987 2nd A very long day. A huge circuit, with lots of walking, climbing with sacks.
with David BA Jones
A very long day. A huge circuit, with lots of walking, climbing with sacks.
with David BA Jones
biggianthead 12 Apr, 1987 -
with HT
with HT
Andy Say 26 Aug, 1984 Solo
Hammy 30 Mar, 1982 Solo
mikej 14 Feb, 1982 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Bob 5 Apr, 1981 2nd
with D. MacIntosh , P. Dawson
with D. MacIntosh , P. Dawson
DonnyDave 15 Jul, 1979 AltLd
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
Bob M ?Aug, 1977 -
with Roy Fisher, Robert Read
with Roy Fisher, Robert Read
RichardMc 6 Mar, 1977 Lead
with Pete Stokes
with Pete Stokes
Lord of Starkness ?Mar, 1977 Lead
with Nick Barratt
with Nick Barratt
George Elliott 25 Apr, 1976 2nd dnf
Nigel Bond 23 Mar, 1975 Lead
with Ben Foord
with Ben Foord
Hidden 30 Jun, 1974 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett ??, 1974 -
Hidden 29 Aug, 1972 Lead
pneame ??, 1970 -
tutbury ?May, 1967 -
with Liz Butterworth
with Liz Butterworth
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