UKC

16m.

Rockfax Description
Classic. Climb the ledgy left arete then balance right into the beckoning groove. Up this delicately to ledges out right then step right again for a gritty finish. Harder for the very short. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1960s 1965.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 , 100 More Classic British VS Climbs , Very good routes in the UK , Lancashire's Finest , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , McCoys Homestyle trad

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Phil West 19 Jun Show βeta
βeta: A bit of a bold start but then the gear keeps on coming. Eleven - count ‘em! - pieces and most were bomber. Just a 90° 00 Mastercam at half height and a cluster of 3 pieces near the top of the ramp that I thought were slower-downers rather than stoppers. The route is a little dirty but the holds and placements were all clean. A cracking route.
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βeta: A bit of a bold start but then the gear keeps on coming. Eleven - count ‘em! - pieces and most were bomber. Just a 90° 00 Mastercam at half height and a cluster of 3 pieces near the top of the ramp that I thought were slower-downers rather than stoppers. The route is a little dirty but the holds and placements were all clean. A cracking route.
Rock142 11 Jan Show βeta
βeta: Very green and damp at the moment
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βeta: Very green and damp at the moment
strongy13 5 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very very sandy due to high volumes of rain, severely reduced the friction. Backed off.
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βeta: Very very sandy due to high volumes of rain, severely reduced the friction. Backed off.
Tommy_shaw 30 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very dirty needs more traffic
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βeta: Very dirty needs more traffic
match 20 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: nik's comment seconded - still VS4c if you're 5'6 (if that is 'short')
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βeta: nik's comment seconded - still VS4c if you're 5'6 (if that is 'short')
Matt_b 22 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Bit bold on the first section, good technical climbing.
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βeta: Bit bold on the first section, good technical climbing.
JR 24 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Rocktart - Locals do not usually top rope routes at denham! Maye your getting confused with the scout and cadet groups!
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βeta: Rocktart - Locals do not usually top rope routes at denham! Maye your getting confused with the scout and cadet groups!
Harry Ikin 21 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Led it 20/03/05 and found loads of good gear on it. Easy VS at most. Technique not brawn required. Wasn't too sandy either.
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βeta: Led it 20/03/05 and found loads of good gear on it. Easy VS at most. Technique not brawn required. Wasn't too sandy either.
andi_e 8 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: led as my first trad outdoor lead! coolest climb, coolest name!
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βeta: led as my first trad outdoor lead! coolest climb, coolest name!
Rocktart 31 Mar, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Unusual for Denham in that it actually has reasonable gear (locals usually TR most routes, hence all the belay posts along the top). Nice route.
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βeta: Unusual for Denham in that it actually has reasonable gear (locals usually TR most routes, hence all the belay posts along the top). Nice route.

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Samarkand

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Anglezarke Quarry)

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