Rockfax Description
The left-hand line in the short wall, passing a shelf, and finishing up a short crack. The crack is slow to dry. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Veale 1977

Mark Duncan 21/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Was green and dirty, so stepped right and did the E1 which was much better

with Morello
DanChad 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
kermit_uk 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 30/Apr/17 2nd
Oldmanofsalford 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Cheeks 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Shaw
Stroppy 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S

What was with the top out on this one!?

Hidden 01/Apr/17 2nd O/S
justtoots 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
MrFantastic 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Tom_Shill 15/May/16 Lead dog

Thought it was over when I hit the crack at the top. Then wanged off it trying to top out. Three times. Thoroughly deserves its star.

williap 15/May/16 2nd


Eoinparker 17/Oct/15 TR O/S
Amy Hare 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Steven1993 05/Sep/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead dog
Palmer 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Tugh start and the heather grasping finish is interesting go for handfulls of the young heather over the old woody stuff!

with Alec
John Bish 04/Oct/14 2nd
with James Martin
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
WillDoyle 14/May/14 Solo
ashtond6 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Via fizz

ben.phillips 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Went to go up Fizz but couldn't do 'the move.' Traversed into the top section of this route. Horrible top out.

with Jared Kitchen
RichyBOYY 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

hard start and hard topping out

Lazytraveller 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Fuckin horrific top out. I was genuinely biting on the shrub at the top for extra help

Hidden 29/Sep/13 TR
Calder 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Mark, Ste
Chris Redding 25/Aug/13 Lead RP

Bottom moves are comitting. topout is some fun gardening...

Jack93 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with John R, Andrew Graham
J.Atkins 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

The top crack was trickier than expected and the top out a bit graunchy.

with Chris, Will
Jackwd 01/Jun/13 Lead
charley 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

very greasy, didn't enjoy at all...

with JackD, Ange
valentinesbabe 01/Jun/13 2nd dog

Slipped off on the hold on the bulge. Gutted as I was doing well. Loved the climb even though the others all hated it. It has some beautiful little moves on it and the crack was great.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/13 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Really greasy, and a bit damp in the upper crack. Pissed Fizz a few months ago but found this tricky, probably due to condition. Poor route.

jwpil 07/Oct/12 2nd dog
with Deacon
Bry 03/Sep/12 2nd β
hotfeet 01/Sep/12 Lead
harold walmsley 28/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Tough finish

with Colin Struthers
waynem1985 29/Jul/12 Lead
bobstones 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Voltemands 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
SGD 15/Jul/12 Lead

Started up fizz, couldn't make the reach between the pockets so finished up this, quite a hard top out.

rich_hw 04/Jun/12 Lead

As an escape from fizz. Deserves a star for the start.

NB Pixel 13/May/12 2nd dog

Steep learning curve on start & came off twice, but top was great fun.

with Max
Woodiee 05/May/12 Lead O/S

thought it was a VS - more of a Font 5+ boulder problem with a VS tagged on top

davewsargent 16/Oct/11 2nd
with andy neath
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
ajc 24/Apr/11 TR RP
Daniel Wicks 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf
DKaye 12/Sep/10 -

After a long battle with "Fizz", finished up the crack on this. Wet, green, slimy and horrible.

Shad 08/Aug/10 Lead
Bernie Wylde 08/Aug/10 2nd
with shad
Steve J P 08/Aug/10 2nd
with AS
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd dog
Flash29 25/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Rob
Lenny 10/Jul/10 TR dog
with Adam
Hidden 30/May/10 Lead rpt
jtree03 30/May/10 Lead
with Brother Al
chrisbussell 04/May/10 -
with Tim O'Neill
mol 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Joe, Jesse
Jesse Dufton 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
highrepute 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd
Olli-C 17/Mar/10 2nd

super hard start, really rough rock hurt my hands

joe.91 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 06/Mar/10 Lead
keith leonard ??/2010 -
Jonathan Hall 20/Sep/09 Lead
John Tourle 20/Sep/09 TR
with Jonathan Hall, Mark Williams
disturbed_one51 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
MD 02/Aug/09 2nd

Greasy, sloping felt hard at the grade

with Ian W
mickJ 07/Apr/09 2nd
with mike b
Hidden ??/2009 -
chiverstom 27/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Fell off first few moves and twisted ankle.

with Ivo
dannyboy83 26/Sep/08 Solo O/S
tommytwotone 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve
Shauna 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S


Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
duzinga 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S

A brilliant choice by Pete. Can only be described as the "hidden gem of bamford"....Seriously though an absolute piece of cr^p.

with Pete
Rampikino 10/May/08 TR

Horrible route. Failed to lead this so TR.

with Cat
Hidden ??/2008 -
Tony Little 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with skydivingbluecat
Wilbur 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S

First HVS onsight! had a mare at the top. foothold i was rocking onto for the top-out broke off but i managed to hold-on. 5 minutes of grabbing dirt later and i eventually topped-out. phew!

with Iain
catt 24/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with Will
catt 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S

I really enjoyed this route. Good steep boulder prob start and a nice little crack. What's not to like?!

with Jenn, Pete
TRNovice 11/Jun/06 2nd
with catt & Jenn
Jenn 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with catt, TRNovice
timreynolds 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Started further right - HVS 5a

Hidden ?/May/06 Solo O/S
Dale ?/Jan/06 Solo

onty climb we did here aborto!!to cold

with johny
Rob Davies 26/Jun/05 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Roget 18/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 19/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/87 Lead rpt
Neil McA 19/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with Martin Wilson, Beak 2
Hidden 24/Aug/80 Lead
Chris Ellis 23/Oct/77 2nd

First ascent

with Martin Veale
Diggler ??/0000 Lead O/S
3 users have this on their wishlist
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 32
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 29
Votes cast 25
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set