Rockfax Description
From the cave, bridge the steep cracks, left then right. © Rockfax

FA. Hugh Banner 1960

mattc 02/Apr Lead
superturbo 25/Mar Lead O/S
with ADF
Harry Thorpe 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Anushka
Keenb 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Kieran Woolf
Hoyes 29/Aug/16 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 25/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Disrupted a pigeon, which almost disrupted my climbing.

with Georgina Watt
Rob Jarratt 10/Jul/16 Lead
with Bill McKee
stuart.leo 23/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Sameer
samkat 23/Jun/16 Lead
Rob84 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mel
UnkArl 25/Mar/16 2nd β
with Debbie
jamesb101 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Freshers , lucy
Neal Jobling 03/Oct/15 2nd
with Antonio, Aline
Aline 03/Oct/15 2nd

Climbs nicer than it looks.

Antonio Ferra ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Luke Jones 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Lee - LMC, Graham Plant
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
migs493 25/Jul/15 2nd β
with Jim Borrington
pawel suhy 11/Jul/15 TR β
with Krzysiek PCC, Robin PCC
Prof. Outdoors 09/Jul/15 Lead
with Lorna
tiga271 12/Jun/15 Lead
with Mel
RM199 10/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
miketong 25/May/15 2nd O/S

Within my range for a lead I think.

gpcomps 25/May/15 Lead O/S

Difficult exit from the cave, but bomber gear

Jlewis01 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Tim Harper 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with James Lewis, NTU
JulianB 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Andrew Gilmartin
TomYates 19/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 TR O/S
mjeffery 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Solo O/S
jsmcfarland 20/Feb/15 2nd O/S

A bit strenuous getting over the lip if you get your hands mixed up (which I did). Otherwise fairly easy route, it just needs a bit of 3D thinking!

with Alan
alanblyth 20/Feb/15 Lead O/S
euge74 ??/2015 Lead O/S
craig.england1 ??/2015 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Pixie-Andy 12/Jul/14 Lead dog

An exciting route worth 2 stars, partially because its difficult to read & IMO harder than grade suggests! Surely the only 4b moves here are left avoiding direct attack of twin cracks. I bet many will fall going for hand jams up right hand crack, so protect crux! My 2nd thought it was a VS 4c with very hard precarious bridging moves! I think its a hard 5a move for short or those unable to spread legs wide. Anyway... I read it wrong, went off to the right, ended up on 5b/c moves & fell. Open air below so no impact with both cracks protected! Carried on and lead to the left, so i'm claiming an onsight! Cheeky? ...fell of 5b, adjacent route!

Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead
AnniH 12/Jul/14 2nd β
with Zoe and Andy
giuly 26/Jun/14 Lead
with Xose' Portela
WillDoyle 17/May/14 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Wendo
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Handsforfeet 28/Apr/14 TR
with Nik
Bryan M 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pero
deacondeacon 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Green, crap too.

Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Matt250 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
splat2million 09/Mar/14 2nd dnf

Couldn't manage to bridge the cracks - too far apart for me!

andyclimber 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
max_chan 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Right-hand crack? Used the left more. Possibly off route?

Pike 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

One thrutch wonder.

with Marc
Chris Manasseh 12/Sep/13 Lead

Mostly pre-placed gear after Adam backed off

with Adam Galluzzo
Hidden 12/Sep/13 2nd
Paul Hy 03/Sep/13 2nd O/S

might have gone off route!!

with Rob S
dr_botnik 03/Sep/13 Lead

went off route and ended up on the finish of busy day

with Paul Hy
cragtyke 10/Jul/13 2nd

use your feet

with Mark B, Ross
Deezel65 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Awkward move round the bulge to gain the upper cracks - a bit of a shredder route

with Mark Bell, Cragtyke
Hidden 02/Jul/13 2nd β
Andypeak ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Pile of crap. Went off route to the left and then up to get stranded for about an hour before managing to escape.

with Lee Ironmonger
Ali Mortazavi 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rita
Pero 11/May/13 Lead O/S
kcollender 05/May/13 Lead
Steve Vincent 03/May/13 Lead
David Robinson 03/May/13 Lead

Went off route, too far left

with Steve Drake
jtree03 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Brother Al
Vincej ??/2013 Lead
with Nevil
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
runestone 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Liz, jeff
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
GrahamHP 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with JanePhillips
gavster2405 15/Sep/12 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
chubbyclimber 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Steve
Iron Face 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Saw a lot of people fall from this before i tried so was pretty nervous but its easy if you bridge.

simon1985 09/Sep/12 Lead
stev1e.wilso 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Simon
gazfellows 12/Aug/12 Lead
with Lara, Nic
Adrianw 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mr Blood, Natalie Wilson
Alex 74 28/Jul/12 Lead
with iain
Merlin 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Phil Chalkley
LardClimber 27/May/12 Lead
with Nic Dynes
Leelogs 20/May/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Gardner
minaturechris 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Chubbs 03/May/12 2nd
Luuuuuke 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Jo
Marcin78 ??/2012 Lead
with Rafal
Alkis 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Nice positions.

hotfeet 15/Oct/11 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Oct/11 Lead
Nigel Bond 04/Oct/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Andrew Martin 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
BelayBunney 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd rpt
Chris Craggs 01/May/11 2nd

Tricky last move before easy ground.

with Steve Cunnington
masa-alpin 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

More interesting than it first appeared.

with Lisa M
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mattk 05/Sep/10 2nd
with Gaz
five 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with AV
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
Reds 31/May/10 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 31/May/10 2nd
pabbage 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead β
PanzerHanzler 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
DaNo123 16/Apr/10 2nd
with Hanzler
tigertim 12/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James Noble
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Sep/09 TR rpt
Joemanglerocks 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Barber
Rob Davies 04/Jul/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Mike Soulby 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Becky E 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with David Fisher PCC
Mike Soulby 23/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
tinyali 02/May/09 2nd dog
with Imo Furlong
Alfredo 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben H
b.hayley 19/Apr/09 Lead dog
with alfredo
john.gaffney 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Pretty strenuous bridging over the roof but great fun!

with Ed Arnett
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 30/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Ripper, luke
Hidden 12/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
markbenton 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/08 2nd
bridget143 14/May/08 2nd O/S

Great route.

with Rob Peppit
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/08 Lead O/S
gw66 25/Apr/08 2nd
victim of mathematics 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
cpoad 17/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Guillaume B
Piers Harley 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S


with Chris Grimble
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
hang_about 10/Jun/07 2nd dog

tight rope over the overhang

Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hodge 22/Apr/07 2nd
with Craig
adam carless 15/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
arin78 24/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
My Gravity 23/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Simon S
rob k 22/Apr/05 2nd
Different Steve ?/Mar/04 Lead
with Pete Krug
Mark Stevenson 05/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/87 2nd
mikej 12/Oct/69 Lead
with E
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