Rockfax Description
Follow the square groove just left of the arete to half-height then step left around the arete and climb a curving crack to a sloping ledge. Finish up rounded rock above. © Rockfax

FA. Al Parker 1959

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

umbungowine 16/Oct/17 -
Hidden 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
nathanshaw 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Jo
high peak 1 ?/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S
eb202 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 12/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 05/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Walton 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Barker
Manc88 04/Jul/17 2nd O/S
EllaMain 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Lukem6 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with ella
Fiona Hughes 25/Jun/17 2nd
with SP
Hidden 25/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd
Roland stopps 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Nevil
RagingPuffin 14/Jun/17 Solo O/S
keitht 13/Jun/17 Solo
Ben Bransby 04/Jun/17 Solo
Lessworkmoreclimbing 21/May/17 2nd
with Pete Wimbush , Kev
GLO 14/May/17 Lead rpt
mwlyth 05/May/17 Lead O/S
with Andy
Afell 05/May/17 2nd
with Matt
CRead 26/Apr/17 Solo O/S
HimTiggins 23/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Bart
tebs 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Tim
HenryMeier 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
slab_happy 18/Apr/17 Lead β

Some shouted suggestions about how to handle the top. Fine once I found I could actually reach some good holds (at 5 foot 7 and a half-ish). Would be a monster for anyone who can't reach them.

with Droyd
mrphilipoldham 18/Apr/17 2nd O/S
marconi 17/Apr/17 2nd
with Marv
vix 08/Apr/17 2nd
with Ben
BenedictIEP 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/17 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/17 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd
sopaz 12/Mar/17 Lead
with Palmer
Andy Moles 07/Feb/17 Solo
GeorgiePorgie1 05/Feb/17 2nd

With Al and TT

paulsross 25/Sep/16 2nd
with Phil Biglands
Hidden 06/Sep/16 2nd
petegruf 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
cem 04/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Lev 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Adrian Ross, Emma Ross
atom 18/Jul/16 Lead O/S

I agree that this should have a reachy symbol on it as I'm 5"11 and it was a stretch for me to reach the good holds from the ledge also. The first block looks intimidating but not that bad once you get on it I found. An interesting line and worthy of the star

Tjogge 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with David Boothroyd
lusonavigator 18/Jun/16 Lead

Last piece of gear left at crux below the ledge. It would have been a long way...

with pingora
pingora 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Celso
AlistairBerridge 30/May/16 2nd
CraigOsborne 30/May/16 Lead O/S
w-watson 30/May/16 Lead
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead O/S
scottyp 15/May/16 2nd O/S
with Joe north
Mike505 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Little B 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Simon
Simonfarfaraway 10/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
Justin Reid ??/2016 Lead dog
thetradlad 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Harry Thorpe 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
NOG 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
xiangoh 06/Sep/15 2nd β
Hidden 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Brown 09/Aug/15 Lead
with Tim
Luke90 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 15/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
mike8331 07/Jun/15 Lead
Murilo Lessa 30/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alex Desborough
Chris Murray 23/May/15 2nd
Peakpdr 23/May/15 -
DanChad 23/May/15 Lead O/S
benlatham07 23/May/15 2nd O/S
djones66 10/May/15 2nd O/S

This is a good route BUT! beware if you're on the small side, as the crux is decidedly reach-dependent. I'm 5'4" and found it desparate - glad I wasn't leading, modest grade notwithstanding.

with Stve mc D
Dave Mahon 04/May/15 Lead

solid for the grade

with Ben Knudson
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd O/S
danielroymoss 26/Apr/15 Lead

beautiful day - climbed with Jim from the Mynydd

Hoyes 26/Apr/15 2nd rpt

In trainers!

with Alex S
Chris Ellis 26/Apr/15 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Palmer 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sarah
ruairidhwad ??/2015 Lead
with Ian B
Canyak ??/2015 -
Roget 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with robin
Robin Nichols 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Sam McCarthy 16/Oct/14 2nd O/S
shaunhumphreys 16/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Rory
jshields 28/Sep/14 2nd
TonyF 28/Sep/14 Lead
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 24

tom_lewis89 09/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 09/Sep/14 Lead
with Tom Lewis, Karin
csd23 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Dodds
Budge 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 08/Jun/14 2nd rpt
john_ni 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
TonyF 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Dowsett
hodge192 01/Jun/14 Lead
AndyPagett 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Struggled for ages getting off the top ledge

RosieLynch 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
aking12 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Pixie-Andy 18/May/14 Lead O/S
GLO 18/May/14 Lead
Stone Muppet 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with peter
Alison Cairns 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with mike dennis
freemanTom 17/May/14 2nd
with John Price
MD 17/May/14 2nd
with Alison C
Hidden 10/May/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Bertbee 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Bullybones 16/Apr/14 Lead
with Dave
Matt Cooke 12/Apr/14 2nd β
with Rosh
the power 01/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Jackwd 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Found this a bit commiting. The gear at the top being less than adequate. The move was fine once done.

charley 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with JackD
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
DavidPC 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Easy up to the top move... if only I was a few inches taller

Martin Davies 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Very wet!

Pete Pozman 08/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd
jason smeeth 28/Sep/13 Lead
bobstones 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Frazer Campbell
khalidq 25/Sep/13 2nd O/S
ralphio 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Didn't find this all that taxing. Nice move around the block.

vanderz 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Andypeak 26/Aug/13 Lead
dionisys 26/Aug/13 2nd
Wanderlust 23/Aug/13 2nd dog

Tricky and pumpy!

with Shaun
TRFrost 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with D. Gledson, N. Price
David_Gledson 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Tom
np134 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt
skippington 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd
Griff1990 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 10/Jul/13 2nd β
the power 30/Jun/13 Lead β
with deacon
deacondeacon 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
dasc 29/Jun/13 2nd
claregardiner 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead dog
Batt 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Al Shipp, James Hoyes
David Kay 19/May/13 2nd
with Mel Michon
Hoyes 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Ian MK 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Macdonald
Blue68 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Good climb, enjoyed

with Ian Routledge
3kidsandanorton 06/May/13 2nd
hotfeet 05/May/13 2nd
with David Dees
WalnutHorse 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
woodsy 02/Nov/12 Lead
with tom
Hidden 29/Oct/12 Lead O/S
franhammond92 27/Oct/12 2nd
shaunhumphreys 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 14/Oct/12 Lead
hlegge 14/Oct/12 2nd
jwa 14/Oct/12 Lead
with John Hillman
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd dog
Mr Fuller 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lined the crucial crack with so much gear that I could barely use it for my hands!

Chris wilson 23/Sep/12 Lead
with Deacon
Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Gumery 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Clint
Julesthe1st 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Gary Williams
ardzeiem 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mickael
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 18/Aug/12 Lead
mtempest 18/Aug/12 2nd
gordonday 26/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with clive
RMG 21/Jul/12 2nd
with haydng
haydng 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

The move getting up the bulge is trickier than it looks.

with RachelG
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Bernie Wylde 04/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 04/Jun/12 2nd
with BW
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
ColinD 24/May/12 Lead
Woodiee 06/May/12 2nd O/S

good route- bit easy for VS but wouldnt wanna fall off gaining the upper groove

freyja 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt

with gear pre-placed by Rob

victim of mathematics 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Some really nice moves. Getting off the ledge near the top must be an absolute pig if you're less than about 5'10.

with Lizzie
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd dog
Clay C 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with John
will9911 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Gerry_Doncaster 25/Mar/12 -
spitfirerick 25/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead RP
john lynch 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Nov/11 2nd
with M Dale
HarryB 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chris_B 23/Oct/11 2nd
louby 23/Oct/11 Lead

stepped right after the middle section

MD 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mark H
mbradberry2008 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
flyinfrenchy 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 15/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pebbles 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

enjoyable route, monster cam handy to protect moves over bulge

with astell
Graham Booth 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Courtenay
sopaz 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Pilch 27/Sep/11 Lead
with Jonathon
treg 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Very nice climb with three distinct and interesting parts.

with Beka
fatbuoybazza 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S

I sorted the rope drag out

with Mikael
Mikael 17/Sep/11 Lead

Absolutelly amazing rope drag

Somerset swede basher 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Adam Booth 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Jeremy Windsor
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Blurgy319 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Rimon Than
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 02/Jun/11 2nd dog

Tired and out of energy, would be ok to lead

with Peter PCC
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
busdriver 01/May/11 2nd
with Chris
RalphC 01/May/11 Lead
with Caroline
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
Reds 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
SteveM 25/Apr/11 2nd
with Kat
althesin 25/Apr/11 2nd
with Reds
kitkat78 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead
Noodles30 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good climb! Agree that the mantle off the ledge was pretty hard!

with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves
stuaart 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Tom led.

with Kat Torr, Thomas Smith
timrowland 27/Mar/11 2nd
with jmjw
jmjw 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tim R
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Scary mantle off the ledge

Jake Young 06/Mar/11 2nd
JRae 06/Mar/11 2nd

Mantle seemed a touch run out for VS.

with Oli H
DRIFTER_S14 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
JamesPurdy 16/Aug/10 2nd
jack89 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S

A good climb. Nice moves and good exposure, with a great top out move on a dodgy cam!

with Purdy
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
philboy 11/Aug/10 2nd
with matt g
Hidden ?/Aug/10 2nd
spragglerocks 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

I found this to be a tough VS!

RichardMc 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
mark20 31/May/10 Lead O/S
J.Wells 31/May/10 2nd β
thomasmouse 03/May/10 Lead O/S 18/Apr/10 2nd
with jamesca
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead dog
hazeysunshine 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Val P
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
jubolo 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

nice climb. bouldery middle section, backed it up with a 1 nut

with bruce
minaturechris 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

V nice climb but tricky for the short if you can't reach the jugs above the break (two thirds up). I had to heel hook and mantle, making it probably a hard 5b easy or 5c move.

with Keith CC
jcurley 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
disturbed_one51 22/Aug/09 Lead
gavster2405 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Porter
Mike Soulby 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Aug/09 Lead
roberto18 03/Aug/09 Lead
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 03/Aug/09 2nd O/S

lovely moves,a bit awkward but a cracking route!

MRichardson ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Sam W 18/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Pearson
Barry D 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Paul J
markbenton 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Trevor
mreynolds 24/May/09 2nd O/S
andyebbens 24/May/09 Lead
with Paul
highrepute 24/May/09 2nd
timreynolds 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 23/May/09 Lead O/S
The Bad Cough 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Russell Lovett 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
A Downing 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with DJ
wahniel 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

this is nicer than my guide suggests - gave it three stars. Wonder if it's quite that good though.

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim
b.hayley 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 04/Apr/09 Lead
with Ben H
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
RM199 ??/2009 -
frankcp87 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Really fun climb even though it was really windy and cold, nice bold middle section. Got stuck when the rope snagged, thanks to the guy for unsticking me.

with Emma Stokes
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd
mike fenwick ?/Oct/08 Lead
with Ian Moore
Andy S 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Luke
Justinho 20/Sep/08 TR O/S
with Mat White
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Adam1973 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
jlury 10/Aug/08 2nd
with Adam
DJayB 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Great fun - very hard and bold if you're not tall enough to reach the good holds/gear above the ledge (luckily, I could!)

with Carmen
chris2451 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mikej 01/Jul/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
@ndy 08/Jun/08 Lead β
rayash 18/May/08 Lead O/S

famous last words-`its not over yet`

with chris
Chazz 06/May/08 Solo O/S

Really liked this one, pity the good moves are so short lived!

Hidden 03/May/08 Lead
Hidden 02/May/08 Lead O/S
scarybiker 01/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/07 TR O/S
Clog 04/Oct/07 Lead
with Mutl3y
Mutl3y 04/Oct/07 2nd
with Clog
Mutl3y 30/Sep/07 2nd
with David
HimTiggins 13/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Paul, Abbi
RichardMc 26/Aug/07 Lead
with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead
Chris Ellis 23/Jun/07 2nd
with Roger Brown
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/07 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
JonBray 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
sdht ??/2007 -
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Charlie Williams 23/Sep/06 Lead dog

One fall at the bulge. Stupid mistake!

with Chris Fitzpatrick
nigel pearson 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with chris tan
just wanna climb 05/Sep/06 Lead

Liz had already lead most of it, credit to her. I just did the last 4 metres, and got grit in my eyes, and climbed (and placed gear) almost blind. Dodgy.

with Liz in Sheffield
Hidden 06/Aug/06 2nd
Chriswallis2 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S

more like 4c

with Jim
ChrisBrooke 25/Jun/06 2nd
with John Inkpen
cem 23/Apr/06 2nd
CrispsSmiths 23/Apr/06 Lead
with cem
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 -
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/05 Lead
Hopevalleypaul 31/Jul/05 Lead
with Paul
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
kitch22 01/Sep/04 2nd
with Daniel Metcalfe
MaccMark 13/Jun/04 2nd
with Val Young
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Stig 16/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Hidden 14/Sep/03 Lead
Phil West 06/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Mark Stevenson 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Laramadness 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
djking1983 29/Sep/02 2nd
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead
MJS ??/2002 -
Theeni ?/Oct/01 Lead
with Matt Dalby
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Blod 30/Jul/00 Lead β
with Martin B
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Raggar ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
andrewbooth1000 25/Jul/98 Lead
Iain Thow 09/May/98 Lead
with Dave Walch
astrecks 12/Feb/95 Lead O/S
with Rod
jim_randell 09/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with WW
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
Raggar 23/May/87 2nd
with Jo G
Tom V ??/1985 -
Hidden 31/Aug/81 Lead
Nigel Bond 25/Jul/78 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Hidden 17/Apr/78 -
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