Rockfax Description
Wobble up the narrow leaning groove. It is technical but sadly it is also escapable. An attractive line but a disappointing climb. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Addy 1977

JOHNB-W 21/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with andywinfrow, adam mitchell, besiix, svenja
besiix 21/Apr/17 2nd dog

Very difficult. Had to use the escape for a wee rest.

with John
Natalie feather ?/Mar/17 Lead
g1m147 27/Nov/16 2nd
with Mick.
Marl 02/Nov/16 TR O/S

Climbed with mini Traction

Hidden 17/Apr/16 Lead dnf
cdpuk 09/Aug/15 Lead

Looks nice a nice line from below, but staying only on the crack can't be E1 5c (Rockfax). Used the occasional ledge to the right and got back on the crack to make upwards progress. Not recommended.

louiseclimbsthings 03/Jun/15 2nd dog
with Tom B
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead dnf
dunk3607 12/May/15 Lead O/S

Defiantly made it a lot easier for myself

eel 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Al
Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Apr/15 Lead
with Jeremy Lee
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
nick ferro 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill
batterj2 30/Mar/14 TR dnf

Just tried the crack - hard!

MSchobitz 27/Nov/13 2nd

Tried to do it as a lead, but gave up after placing one bit of gear. Seconded it then, but still really hard. Definitely not HVS.

Calum Wadsworth 27/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Definitely no easier than E1 5c with the use of the right arete. found this nails!

with micki
amccann 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Nov/13 2nd
Olli-C 28/Apr/13 2nd

Not really, used the ledges on the slab on the right. Guide says E1 5c, would be nails to only use the crack.

with Dan Gyi
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Keendan 01/Feb/13 2nd β

Only did about two crack moves, cheated shamelessly on the rest.

with Remus
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S
stingray_tara 06/Oct/12 2nd dnf
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
riddle 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tara
martroberts 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf

I've yet to fail to onsight a 5c crack but I couldn't do this at 5b (apparently!)I got a high cam in from the ground, had quite a few goes at the start and down climbed many times. Then gave it full commitment and ended up slapping the sloping jug on the right(off route). Even slapping that sloping hold felt like 6a so I guess sticking to the route might be 6b. All felt a bit silly really

masa-alpin 10/Jun/12 Lead dnf

The move at the lower half to reach the break was very hard without touching the arete - I felt it to be 6a/6b (for my height). I didn't fall but in the end I climbed down to the ground and gave up. I spotted a chipped scar - did it used to be a decent finger hold, possibly? Then the grade would make more sense.

with Lee P
helenstuart 06/May/12 Lead dog

Hard not to step on and off route. I ran out of steam placing gear but very attractive line.

with Mike
climbinmunkey 06/May/12 2nd dog

Think I had wee lean on the rope! Felt desperate and blinkers required to stay on route.

with Helen
Carter 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Jack
SteveM 25/Feb/12 Lead

Stepped across to replace jammed nut with friend

with Rachael
spragglerocks 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Steve M
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S

Seemed daft not to use the odd hold on Face Climb No.2.

wirralclimber1984 16/Nov/11 Solo O/S

with shunt

Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead dog
Danny Crump 28/Aug/11 TR
with Richard Vaughan
smollett 22/Jul/11 Lead
with oliver
Hidden ?/May/11 -
howlingbaboon 26/Feb/11 TR dog

Found this desperate! Can you use the arete and ledges on the next route? Either way it's still tough. The loud snapping sound my ankle made while climbing put me off slightly (at which point I probably should've stopped)

mwatson ??/2011 -
pie_eater_pete 23/Nov/10 Lead
with bwestwood
bwestwood 23/Nov/10 Lead
J.Wells 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lizzie789 30/May/10 2nd dog
RagingPuffin 30/May/10 Lead
sopaz ?/May/10 TR dog
john lynch 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with simon smith
Woodiee 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S

gets E1 5c in the rockfax guide - might be a bit too protected for E1 (peg scars take small nuts/microwires) but consistant stiff 5B moves and pumpy when placing gear. easily escapable on the right tho :(

pedro.silva 14/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
duzinga 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Katie
Katie Marshall 18/Apr/09 2nd
with Tuze
Matt Fry 19/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Becky E 23/May/08 2nd dog
with Charles Mason
Mr Powly 18/May/08 Lead
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
DavidR 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/08 Lead dnf
robal ??/2008 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2008 Lead

date is approximate

with Barry Clark
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Bob 16/Dec/07 -
Peakpdr ?/Jul/07 Lead β
with gordon
Hidden ??/2007 -
Wil Treasure ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Hidden 19/Sep/04 Lead O/S
lese4rsi 08/Aug/04 Lead
with Andy
mikeshewring ?/Dec/03 2nd
Mark Kemball 11/Mar/83 Lead
with Aamir Butt
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