Rockfax Description
10m. Climb the right-hand groove - the flake out right is used by most - then make bold moves to better holds and a steep finish. © Rockfax

Captain Solo 19/Oct/17 Lead
freudy_love 19/Oct/17 2nd O/S
gjd 24/Sep/17 2nd
with Brian H
James Oakes 20/Aug/17 Solo O/S
sarah hawker 11/Aug/17 TR dnf

HVS 5a? Seriously? What did I miss?

with bob
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/17 Lead O/S
dakidunn 17/Feb/17 2nd
with Tris
topsyturvy 17/Feb/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Dec/16 Lead O/S
blaza1 29/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Matt Poole 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Simnel 24/Sep/16 TR
with Matt, Becky, John H
dakidunn 08/Sep/16 2nd
FelixL 21/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Felt very bold and fingery to reach the break. Half went for the break, tried to reverse and fell off. Decked out after the cam failed (also half expected). Thankfully not even a bruise, baffling route.

with Megan
LHumble 13/Aug/16 TR
with Shed
le t 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 08/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hugobristol 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dave
ollyroberts 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Solo
Adam Long 23/Sep/15 Solo
anguskille 27/Aug/15 Solo O/S
robertmichaellovell 11/Aug/15 Lead
with Ellie
andybirtwistle 01/Jul/15 Solo
cpforbes 27/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Graham Harris
Victor Ivanov 27/Jun/15 Lead dog

Pumpy E2 start (if groove only) and almost devoid of pro until on top of the flake. Some airy bold moves on good holds follow just above the flake until the horizontal break is reached (also non reversible for short people). Felt tougher than Stretcher Wall (E1 5c) and my first *ever* defeat by an HVS ... Too tired in the day or unexpectedly hard for its grade? Or maybe not quite my type of route? Not sure but will definitely be trying it again soon for a better assessment.

Heggie 27/Jun/15 2nd
tomhull 20/May/15 Lead O/S
with Stephen Cumberland, dave thornley
nakedave 20/May/15 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Apr/15 -
with dave armstrong, tim millen
John Haxon ??/2015 -
JimHolmes69 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Tough for the grade.

Paul Figg 28/Sep/14 Lead
with Rachel Antill
abbeywall 09/Aug/14 2nd
with SJ
David Stevens 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with David Crofts
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
Gabe Oliver 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 17/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Tim Rodgers 09/Jul/14 2nd
with Chris Down
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
Madden 24/Apr/14 2nd β
with John Armstrong, Mark Dunn
malinkvist 11/Mar/14 2nd
samwillo 11/Mar/14 Lead
a13x 19/Feb/14 Lead
kyaizawa 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Hard moves without the flake for hands (used it for feet only), with ok gear. Felt soft E1??

with Kate Dean
alexm198 05/Oct/13 2nd
with James Thompson
cpforbes 31/Aug/13 2nd dog
dakidunn 23/Aug/13 2nd
Adrianw 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Hakim
Gatley 20/Jul/13 2nd dog
smithjmw46 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Klingon 24/Jun/13 2nd
with Ewan, Capt Kirk
ewan i 24/Jun/13 2nd β
Dr Toph 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
son of thor ??/2013 2nd

straight up the wall laybacking to stand on the flake. bold climbing on lead, thin feet at times

SamWimpenny ??/2013 Solo O/S
y2keable 18/Nov/12 2nd rpt
with John
freemanTom 21/Oct/12 Lead

Only used flake to stand on. Then run out.

with Amy Till
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
R0bbie 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with James Franklin
The Big Sender 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/12 2nd
Roberttaylor 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Baffled Fiona then I took over.

Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
samt 26/Aug/12 Solo
with Jez
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead
Harry Holmes 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Joanna
Ulgrid 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Blackthorn 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Ollie
yarbles 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Jo
JessicaBell 10/Jun/12 TR dog
with Nicola Benton
redshapedfriday 10/Jun/12 TR RP
with jess
ushi 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Andy Marshall
jason 06/May/12 2nd
with moose ridd, mike
Neil Mackenzie 06/May/12 2nd rpt
with Ross, Fox Lu
mikecollins 06/May/12 Lead
Ste Ridd 06/May/12 2nd
Ian Broome 05/May/12 Lead O/S

tricky and bold feeling

with Dave West
Hidden 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Russell Birkett 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Bisteris 26/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RossKirtley 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Adamski1986 28/Jan/12 2nd
with Richard Gage
y2keable 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
arrang ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/11 2nd O/S
redshapedfriday 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead
simon_D 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Fiend
samoliver01 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 13/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/11 -
jonny taylor 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Matt
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
bengt 03/Apr/11 2nd RP
with Rob
robertmichaellovell 03/Apr/11 Lead
with Bethan, Bengt
BethanWhite 03/Apr/11 2nd
with Rob
backpack ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Sep/10 2nd RP
Mark D 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd
jamestheyip 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Alejandro Garcia
Ian Jones 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Surprisingly difficult.

with Walter Robison
daWalt 17/Jul/10 2nd dog
Dr Toph 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Stiff and fingery for an HVS

treejamie 20/Jun/10 AltLd dnf
NaomiHart 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ursula, Peter Hart
PeteH 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dts 18/Jun/10 2nd O/S
alisonsmigova 29/May/10 2nd
Euan S 24/May/10 Lead O/S
David Bulley 15/May/10 2nd O/S

Delicate climbing

mantle87 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
scott gibson ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd dnf
crazydiamond 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S

Sketchy Solo!!

Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead
andybroadway 27/Sep/09 Lead β
DJayB 27/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Timo Austino 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with mad Len
Lawrie Brand 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Dougie Harvey 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
stuaart 02/Aug/09 2nd

Didn't get the long reach to the break first time. A day of failure.

with Neil Redgrave
duncman 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

that move must be 5b!

Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd
Andrew Sandercock 05/Jul/09 2nd
with tony
Smelly Fox 27/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/09 Lead β
david morse 23/May/09 2nd
with andy+ben
Ben1983 23/May/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 22/May/09 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
Harry Thorpe 17/May/09 Lead O/S

First HVS, thought it was VS

with Cookie
pwrenwick 16/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
odox 02/May/09 Lead O/S
iceicebaby 29/Apr/09 2nd

Really enjoyed this route - very technical moves in the middle. Had to rest on the rope while I figured it out. Damn it!! Good lead by Sambo :)

jonny taylor 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Some nice delicate moves in the middle

with Paul
jkarran 18/Apr/09 Lead

Puzzling then bold.

with Pete
petellis 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
CalumC 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Andy and Charlie
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Feb/09 Lead β
Woodiee 24/Feb/09 Lead O/S

technical and small crimps - a delight as the top is not as intimdating when you get there

Hidden 14/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hetley 14/Nov/08 2nd
adw07 05/Oct/08 2nd O/S
andymoin 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S

A tough but awesome move to the break, took a while to work out.

Neil Mackenzie 05/Oct/08 2nd
with Andy
clive-greenwood 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/08 -
Andy Moles 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S

Spent a good while standing on the flake working out the next couple of moves. Surely 5b?

with -
jonnie3430 10/Feb/08 Lead
with Ewan and Fraser
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead rpt
decs 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Dan
jazzyjackson 30/Sep/07 Lead β

a great sequence and a great route

with Ally
gforce 15/Sep/07 Solo
with The beach boys
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Solo O/S
gordon henderson 25/Aug/07 -
jonka ?/Aug/07 Lead
with sean
climbingpixie 08/Jul/07 2nd

Strenuous and hard work. Starting from the right hand flake is cheating ;-)

Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
collingwood 04/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Gaz Wilson and Matt Rhodes
collingwood 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Gaz Wilson and Matt Rhodes
GPN ?/Nov/06 2nd
ed woods 01/Oct/06 2nd
snowy owl 16/Sep/06 2nd
with Adrian Gude
gaz.marshall ??/2006 -
topsyturvy ??/2006 Lead O/S

date approx

with Rob Sykes
Dave Kerr 30/Apr/05 Solo
barney_edin 19/Apr/05 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Apr/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/04 2nd O/S
Roget 18/Aug/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/02 2nd
Ryan Clancy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Ben McRae
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10/Jun/00 Lead
with Drew
p.crooky#1 25/May/00 Lead
with Crotty
stuart100 17/May/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
jonka ??/2000 -
Beardyman ??/2000 -
Russell Lovett 03/Aug/97 TR O/S
with andrew haigh
akamini ?/Jul/97 Lead
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Ian Jones ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
jonesieboy ?/Jun/94 -
Hidden ??/1994 2nd
William Robertson ??/1994 Solo O/S
with Emily
mike fenwick ?/Sep/93 Lead
Tony Little 12/Sep/91 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1991 -
Roget ?/Aug/89 2nd O/S
with jim
Steve Crowe 21/Jun/87 Solo
Andrew Nelson ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 03/May/80 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
Hidden ??/1980 -
telemark ??/1980 Solo O/S
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High 4c
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