Rockfax Description
8m. The left-hand of the two right-slanting grooves gives steady climbing to a leftward exit and a sprint up the flutings. © Rockfax

freemanTom 27/Aug Lead rpt
with Nicky
James Oakes 20/Aug Solo O/S
tommicass 12/Aug 2nd O/S
sarah hawker 11/Aug TR dog
with bob
acrkirby 21/Jul Lead
with peter
peterhubbard 21/Jul 2nd
with Ali Kirby
Hidden 01/Jul Lead O/S
Mike-W-99 24/Jun Lead rpt
with Fiona
Fiona Reid 24/Jun 2nd
with Mike
Hidden 17/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun 2nd O/S
AJMullen 10/May Solo O/S

Nice route. Rather pumpy as I figured the move

08nbrierley 08/May 2nd rpt
CHarrison 08/May 2nd

Felt suspiciously easy although I did lean over and sidepull the arrete at one point. Not one I would be in a rush to lead as it is awkward in places and deffinatly 'falloffable'

watson.b 08/May Lead rpt
with nicky
Camilla Mapstone ?/May Lead dog

Was feeling quite weak today, should try it again sometime because it's a fun climb!

with Craig
Klingon 09/Apr TR

53 climbs in 1 day charity challenge. Climb 14

with Andy
connor_furness 25/Mar Lead O/S
Alpenglow 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Ollie N, Isaac W, Olivia W
aliceswoods 25/Mar 2nd
dakidunn 17/Feb 2nd
with Tris
topsyturvy 17/Feb Lead rpt
tmawer 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with stephm, Cherry
steve.aisthorpe 25/Sep/16 2nd
with alistair appleby, Hannah Burrows-Smith
andymoin 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with tom
MrRossy 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
DaveHo 17/Sep/16 2nd
with Al F
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
dakidunn 08/Sep/16 2nd
Aadashkevich 07/Sep/16 2nd
with Glen
ClimbingGlen 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
MBarraclough 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
le t 06/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/16 -
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
abbeywall 26/Jun/16 2nd rpt
with Mike, Fiona
Mike-W-99 26/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Fiona Reid 26/Jun/16 2nd

Mike's lead

with Mike, Alison
ESmith 05/May/16 Lead dog
ChrisH89 05/May/16 2nd O/S
Olli-C 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Haworth
esuddes 05/May/16 2nd
RUDIN.J.D.H 04/May/16 Lead O/S

Great route, hard to establish self onto slab initially and surprisingly strength sapping route for a slab! I felt the pump by the flutings.

with Simon Phillips
ollyroberts 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 22/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden ??/2016 -
OERees 24/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Solo
dpovey 10/Oct/15 Lead dog
Mark1800 10/Oct/15 2nd
with dpovey
Matt Poole 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead
mishabruml 13/Sep/15 2nd O/S

good little route, forces good technique

anguskille 27/Aug/15 Solo O/S
08nbrierley 20/Aug/15 Lead RP
watson.b 20/Aug/15 2nd RP
with nicky
joem 15/Aug/15 Lead G/U

backed off this a couple of years ago

with clure
ClareM.123 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 -
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
leerodgers84 03/Aug/15 2nd β
with Joe
rodge 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
watson.b 01/Aug/15 2nd rpt
garyb1442 01/Aug/15 Lead dog

First lead fall. The gear held, and I got it clean after!

Euan S 26/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hmgslade 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
FraserMcClennan 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 01/Jul/15 Solo
Victor Ivanov 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
spenser 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Quality Route.

with Marina Scribas
duncana 13/Jun/15 Lead

Found it technical, or maybe I was out of practice. Fell off twice whilst leading, first time ended up upside down. But no damage done, and all very safe

with Pippa Archer
malone 15/May/15 2nd
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead O/S
bencole 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Dad
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
iamstebarker 21/Apr/15 Solo
John Haxon ??/2015 -
el diablo 22/Nov/14 Lead
with Nick Bowen
Tom_Shill 09/Nov/14 -
Tom_Shill 09/Nov/14 -
williap 07/Nov/14 Lead
KeithAlexander 02/Nov/14 2nd β

seemed high in the grade

with Sarah
Sarah Greenwood 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Quite tricky but enjoyable

Elsier 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
ladislav 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Adrian, Elsie
robertmctague 12/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Morgan P 11/Oct/14 Lead rpt

This was my first ever outdoor lead! Dogged the hell out of it with Adam so it was nice to come back and do it clean

Paul Figg 28/Sep/14 Lead
with Rachel Antill
Hidden 30/Aug/14 2nd rpt
abbeywall 09/Aug/14 2nd
with SJ
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
Roberttaylor 21/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Klingon 17/Jul/14 Lead

Fell off as usual. Bridging!

with Clyde
Tim Rodgers 09/Jul/14 Lead
with Chris Down
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead rpt
sergio46 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with John McDonald
bshill 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 03/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 19/May/14 2nd O/S
Andy Hewison 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with Paul, Neale
ferdia 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Olivia Mason, Rachel Hunt
bencole ?/May/14 Lead O/S
watson.b 05/Apr/14 Lead RP
stub1990 01/Mar/14 2nd
watson.b 01/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Stu Bennett, Adam Gregg
Adamski1986 01/Mar/14 Lead

I found this quite a hard route

jazzyjackson 10/Feb/14 Lead
with stuart
stugreen75 10/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Felt hard and a bit insecure for the grade.

with Jase
smithjmw46 11/Nov/13 Lead O/S
petegunn 29/Oct/13 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 29/Oct/13 2nd O/S
dakidunn 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Jayson Keable
y2keable 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Calum Wadsworth 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Emma
daWalt 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Timmy, Lisa
cpforbes 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Euan S 12/Aug/13 -
Gabe Oliver 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead
malteserEd 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Adrianw
freemanTom 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Amy Till
Adrianw 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Ed Sciberras, Lewis Preston
dakidunn 16/Jul/13 2nd
Darboak42 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Tom e
Hidden 05/Jul/13 2nd dog
The Big Sender 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Klingon 29/Jun/13 Lead
with Capt Kirk
Klingon 21/Jun/13 2nd
with Albert
08nbrierley 18/Jun/13 Lead dog
watson.b 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with nicky
el diablo 04/May/13 Lead
with Ali Callum
Matt Dolan 28/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Michael Mason
malteserEd 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S

how this and first leaning groove get the same tech grade I dont know..

son of thor ??/2013 -

nice climbing all the way gear pretty good.

Klingon 24/Nov/12 2nd

Tony lead, struggled

with Tony, Nimble
Adrianw 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S

Ursula led

with Ursula Balderson, Ed Sciberras
malteserEd 18/Nov/12 Lead
with Adrianw
allyrocke 29/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with EUMC
Fiona Reid 08/Sep/12 2nd

Good lead by Mike

with Mike
Mike-W-99 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Fiona
RocKalina 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Andyclimb
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
samt 26/Aug/12 Solo
with Jez
Steph Roberts 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Sam
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steph
Ulgrid 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
NiccyMac 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
Mark D 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ewan Irvine
Klingon 10/Jun/12 Lead
with Nimble, Capt Kirk
Mark Bull 05/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Simon
Hardcore Pat 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Big Sean
Madden 20/May/12 2nd RP

Took my first lead fall on this... Top piece of gear popped, but I hadn't wanted it there anyway.

jason 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with moose ridd, mike
Neil Mackenzie 06/May/12 Lead rpt
with Ross, Fox Lu
Ste Ridd 06/May/12 2nd
petellis 05/May/12 2nd rpt
with Sloth
petellis 05/May/12 Lead dnf
with Sloth
redshapedfriday 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with tom anderson
Russell Birkett 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Cassidy 04/Apr/12 Solo O/S
radioshed 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with dave s
David Stevens 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rob Chase, Matt Craig
chrisallan 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
IanHope 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Tim
Simnel 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Tim
Adrianw 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
johannes 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

did not warm up properly and got numb fingers, downclimbed, waited for the hotaches and cruised it thereafter

alan moore ??/2012 Solo
redshapedfriday 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
sergio46 30/Oct/11 Lead β
with Tim Clark
LisaA 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

ERFirst sandstone. Liked it.

with Tara
Morgan P 22/Oct/11 2nd dog

Did a bit of leading, mostly seconded, was first leading route me and Adam did.

Sofiabaer 16/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
allyrocke 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Craig Holden
The Big Sender 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
beckybray1 15/Sep/11 2nd dog
rgd1977 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
MDowson 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Tom pitchforth
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
y2keable 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John
andybirtwistle 13/Jul/11 Solo
daWalt 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

nice wee route, well protected.

with TC
ewan i 24/Jun/11 2nd β
with felix
chris smith 21/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Klingon 19/Jun/11 2nd
nic42 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with gann
mikemontain 12/Jun/11 -
with alison williams
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
timmsy 02/Jun/11 2nd
David_Gledson 02/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 10/May/11 Lead O/S

Really cool route.

with Tom HS
RagingPuffin 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Claire
philipstead 18/Apr/11 -
MDowson 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jonathon Powell
Nic DW 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Andy (Austrian)
Laura Hamlet 21/Mar/11 2nd β
with Tim
backpack ??/2011 -
arrang ??/2011 Lead O/S
Phill_ Thompson ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
benj_d 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
benclimbing 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
climberuk 16/Oct/10 2nd β

Found this one more difficult to second than to lead.

with Niall
niallk 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Klingon 02/Oct/10 2nd
with Albert
Hidden 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
holly138 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Liam Ingram 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 31/Aug/10 Lead
Anthony Dixon 28/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Solo
odox 16/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead
Klingon 26/Jul/10 2nd

Tried to lead twice but fell off twice! Steve then lead.

jamestheyip 18/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Alejandro Garcia
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead
nic42 15/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with dru
alanramsay 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Alastair Ferguson, Dave
pimpy 25/Jun/10 Lead
with Lindsey Kennedy
treejamie 20/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Mark Bull 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Gillian
MikeDowsett 04/Jun/10 2nd
with John Harrison, E James
Hidden 10/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Chris wilson 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Seb
sebrider 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
duncman ?/Apr/10 Solo

soloed to finish a good days climbing having seconded it the previous year.

fall-line 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S


with Karolina Mysiak
Euan Strachan 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with James C
jimmyrua 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Euan Strachan
GraMc 21/Mar/10 Lead dog
Callum T 21/Mar/10 2nd
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
chris smith 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
oliverk 01/Nov/09 Lead
with Malcolm
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead
krasavenko 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
JdotP 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom HS, Liyen Nhuyen
Hidden 30/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
barney800 10/Oct/09 2nd
Little AndyH 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
andybroadway 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
brockers 12/Sep/09 Lead
wence 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Tom
tomdude 06/Sep/09 Lead dog

raining! slipping around and ran out of steam first go. afterwards retreated to cave under sue for lunch

with lawrence
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
CharlieMack 16/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead
Lawrie Brand 15/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Vicki M 15/Aug/09 2nd
with Mina
Dougie Harvey 15/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead
Daniel Sutherland 10/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with wendy
Ardginny 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
pwrenwick 28/Jun/09 2nd


stukent 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
jonny taylor 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Paul
climberuk 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Easier than the grade suggests. Brilliant friction moves.

with Sarah B
niallk 20/Jun/09 2nd
Daniel Sutherland 06/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Liam
Liam Martin 06/Jun/09 2nd
Smelly Fox 27/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 27/May/09 Lead O/S
Ben1983 25/May/09 Lead O/S
david morse 23/May/09 2nd
with andy+ben
Harry Thorpe 17/May/09 2nd O/S
with Cookie
odox 02/May/09 Lead
with Ali Gover
CalumC 12/Apr/09 Solo rpt
with Andy and Charlie
CharlieMack 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Andrew Sandercock 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Daniel Sutherland 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
Woodiee 28/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Simnel ??/2009 2nd
with Mads
Hidden 14/Nov/08 Lead O/S
gilldando 05/Oct/08 2nd β
with Mike
LittleLuka 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Tim
Gareth_Thomas 08/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Decked out... I'll go back sometime and settle that vendetta

with Matthew Etheridge, Em
Elsier 04/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Stuart
clive-greenwood 30/Aug/08 2nd
BelleVedere 30/Aug/08 2nd
with Mike Lauder
MikeLeeds 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
dj_brigham05 05/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Chris Gordon
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Sent O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 -
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
burto 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S
MDowson 12/Feb/08 2nd
Woodiee 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
mbarber ?/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 29/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
camjberry ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Nevard
decs 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Solo
Andy Moles 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Burton
GrantB 21/Sep/07 2nd
petellis 21/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gforce 15/Sep/07 Solo
with The beach boys
Hidden 13/Sep/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 08/Jul/07 Lead β

Got a tip on the location of a good foothold. Bloody hard work but well protected and rewarding.

with James/Dan
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
dpmUK 08/Jul/07 TR O/S

Third up

andyandy 04/Jul/07 Lead
with Ross
dj_brigham05 26/Mar/07 2nd rpt
chris2451 26/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
beegsyboy 09/Dec/06 Lead O/S

Total battle!

with Eccie
Neil Mackenzie 09/Dec/06 2nd O/S

sweet! some nice moves, glad to be safely seconding tho!

with Tim
sgl 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Konnie
Hidden 12/Nov/06 2nd O/S
ed woods 22/Oct/06 Lead
Brown 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Solo
beermonkey 14/Oct/06 Lead
with ronnie
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd
Russell Lovett 27/Aug/06 2nd rpt

Previously lead 19/9/1987. Soloed 22/1/1989

with tony lickes
Hidden 14/Aug/06 2nd O/S
dj_brigham05 ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
chris2451 ?/Jun/06 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jun/06 -
smollett ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with oliver
Dane 08/May/06 Lead O/S
with John
topsyturvy ??/2006 Lead O/S

date aprox

with Rob Sykes
steveb2006 29/Aug/05 Solo
mav ?/Aug/05 Lead
with JS
ewen ?/Jun/05 Lead
Dave Kerr 30/Apr/05 Solo
whispering nic ?/Apr/05 Solo
barney_edin 15/Feb/05 -
Hidden 15/Nov/03 2nd O/S
colin milton 24/Aug/03 Lead dog
with simon murphy
Stuart Macfarlane 09/Nov/02 2nd
with Roddy
Hidden 06/Oct/02 2nd
Roget 18/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/02 -
Bruce Kerr 27/Mar/02 Solo
Beardyman ??/2000 -
Hidden 20/Jun/99 2nd
John Pickles ??/1998 Lead O/S
sadams 15/Nov/97 Solo
with Team Midlands
michaelb1 ?/Aug/97 Lead
with J Herb
akamini ?/Jul/97 2nd
p.crooky#1 04/Sep/96 Solo O/S
with Ecca
tlr 06/May/95 Lead
with SCUM
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 30/Apr/95 Lead
with Hannah B 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 2nd
Andy Say 19/Aug/93 Solo O/S
The Reaper 31/Jul/93 Solo O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 24/Jul/93 Lead
with John Buckley
kennylind ??/1992 Lead O/S
Tony Little 12/Sep/91 Solo O/S
rob.grafton 26/May/91 Solo
with Bruce
kato'sdad ??/1991 Lead
with Jerry Mattinson
uphillnow ??/1991 -
Rich Kirby 23/Dec/90 Solo
with The General (P.Henderson)
gme 01/Jan/90 -
steve taylor ?/Sep/86 Solo
with judith
Steve Crowe 26/Jun/86 Solo
Will Webb ??/1985 -
Andrew Nelson ??/1984 -
Hidden 09/Apr/82 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/May/80 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
Hidden ??/1980 -
telemark ??/1980 Lead
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