Rockfax Description
A fine and testing line that has been upgraded as the protection placements are now worn. Unfortunately the top pitch does get dirty at times. Start below an oblong spike just above the left end of the raised ledge.
1) 4c, 14m. Climb up past the spike and small ledge to a left-facing narrow corner. Follow the corner to a ledge and belay.
2) 4c, 19m. Move leftwards to a corner and then up and left onto a rib which leads to a sloping ledge and belay.
3) 5b, 17m. The overhang and slim corner/groove is hardest to start and sustained above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
First ascent Paul Ross Pete Greenwood .(Var Leads ) 1954

Ticklists

Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes, Caff's Cool E1s List, A Lakeland E1 Odessey, The best the lakes has to offer for mere mortals (because it's not always as wet as kez thinks), Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Marti999 20 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 2 May AltLd
CMoore 6 Sep, 2018 AltLd rpt Led p1 and 2 as one to the sloping ledge. Joe did the stiff final crack. Did this as a replacement for North Crag eliminate as part of the Hard rock Challenge. Felt it was justifiable given the unstable state of North Crag block. Route 11 Hard Rock Challenge
with joeflan
Led p1 and 2 as one to the sloping ledge. Joe did the stiff final crack. Did this as a replacement for North Crag eliminate as part of the Hard rock Challenge. Felt it was justifiable given the unstable state of North Crag block. Route 11 Hard Rock Challenge
with joeflan
joeflan 6 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S as part of the Hard rock in 37.5 hour challenge, last climb absolutely shattered, falling asleep on belays, this was our replacement for north crag eliminate, has a bit of a feisty last pitch
with CMoore
as part of the Hard rock in 37.5 hour challenge, last climb absolutely shattered, falling asleep on belays, this was our replacement for north crag eliminate, has a bit of a feisty last pitch
with CMoore
Hidden 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
OliverRoss 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
lanky 31 May, 2018 2nd
with Aidan
with Aidan
Fragmod 2 Sep, 2017 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Nice, but in need of some traffic. The start of that top groove is serious too, as the wire at the start is pretty poor - as such demands respect for a few moves.
Nice, but in need of some traffic. The start of that top groove is serious too, as the wire at the start is pretty poor - as such demands respect for a few moves.
Martin McKenna - UKC 27 Aug, 2017 2nd
Captain Solo 9 Aug, 2017 AltLd
freudy_love 9 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 2017 AltLd
John Kelly 20 Jul, 2017 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 20 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Anti-faff 18 Jul, 2017 2nd First pitch is no pushover and is quite bold. Second pitch is tough and steep. Good route.
with Jas Wood
First pitch is no pushover and is quite bold. Second pitch is tough and steep. Good route.
with Jas Wood
bwestwood 13 Jul, 2017 AltLd
barni 13 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Westwood
with Westwood
tomhull 2 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt in one long pitch, made the top corner feel extra spicy
with Jeremy Wilson
in one long pitch, made the top corner feel extra spicy
with Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson 2 Jul, 2017 2nd rpt Still think the protection on the final pitch is poor enough at the crux that this deserves E2
with Tom Hull
Still think the protection on the final pitch is poor enough at the crux that this deserves E2
with Tom Hull
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Fragmod 1 Jun, 2017 Lead
sparkass 11 May, 2017 AltLd O/S Looks pretty crap, but its not! Great moves on great rock. Very fun.
with clams
Looks pretty crap, but its not! Great moves on great rock. Very fun.
with clams
clams ?May, 2017 AltLd Led P1 only. Great climb and surprisingly clean (apart from the occasional bird shit)
Led P1 only. Great climb and surprisingly clean (apart from the occasional bird shit)
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
Hidden ??, 2017 -
dprctr 22 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Bit of a sandbag. Fun but incredibly run out first pitch above flake and the top pitch is nails.
with Sam Melville
Bit of a sandbag. Fun but incredibly run out first pitch above flake and the top pitch is nails.
with Sam Melville
tobypittstucker 27 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S surprisingly hard, licheny and top pitch poorly protected. Glad I've done it but not sure i'd want to repeat!
with Joe Williams
surprisingly hard, licheny and top pitch poorly protected. Glad I've done it but not sure i'd want to repeat!
with Joe Williams
james1978 21 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2016 AltLd
ferdia 23 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 23 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
tom.ireson ?May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Clare Mains
with Clare Mains
JendeHoxar 6 Sep, 2015 2nd dnf Green and horrible. Abseiled down from the first belay.
with John
Green and horrible. Abseiled down from the first belay.
with John
pie_eater_pete 13 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Rob Rocket 15 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
chrisfrugill 25 May, 2015 AltLd
with Tony Mawer
with Tony Mawer
tmawer 25 May, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Chris Cunningham
with Chris Cunningham
tunnah 24 May, 2015 AltLd
with CMoore
with CMoore
CMoore 24 May, 2015 AltLd First pitch harlot face
with tunnah
First pitch harlot face
with tunnah
Hidden 21 Apr, 2015 AltLd
steely 21 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S p1 only. Luke took 2&3. Magic and pretty tough even on second on p3.
with luke armitage
p1 only. Luke took 2&3. Magic and pretty tough even on second on p3.
with luke armitage
Bob Ashcroft 18 Aug, 2014 Lead dnf Did First Pitch, was a bit wet, second was dipping loads, ab'd off
with Nick
Did First Pitch, was a bit wet, second was dipping loads, ab'd off
with Nick
Hidden 27 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 13 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Binder 13 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Paul M, Ian L
with Paul M, Ian L
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2014 2nd O/S
david morse 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S Top pitch only. Tough!
with chris todd
Top pitch only. Tough!
with chris todd
markalmack 3 May, 2014 2nd O/S Top pitch only - piss!
Top pitch only - piss!
Hidden 3 May, 2014 Lead
uphillnow ??, 2014 -
Hidden 8 Aug, 2013 AltLd
CMoore 16 Jul, 2013 AltLd
1poundSOCKS 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S I led P1 & P2 (ran them together, 'adequate protection' as the guide book said, but a big runout on the arete), Jon led P3 (tough start). Great route.
I led P1 & P2 (ran them together, 'adequate protection' as the guide book said, but a big runout on the arete), Jon led P3 (tough start). Great route.
Matt Rowat 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S P1 and 3.
with Owen
P1 and 3.
with Owen
Hidden 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd
MarkRoe 9 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1 and 3.
Lead pitches 1 and 3.
Luke W Edwards 9 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Tom Keaveny 8 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Pitch 2
with MarkRoe
Pitch 2
with MarkRoe
sishaw 14 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
will9911 5 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sarah little
with Sarah little
Jim Slater 30 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Superb route. Great exposure on the second pitch, top pitch has hard start moves on tenuous gear.
with Gavlar
Superb route. Great exposure on the second pitch, top pitch has hard start moves on tenuous gear.
with Gavlar
cballard ??, 2012 -
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Adam Booth 12 Jun, 2011 - Ran P1 and P2 together. Loved the moves out of the crack and round onto the rib!
with gowla
Ran P1 and P2 together. Loved the moves out of the crack and round onto the rib!
with gowla
gowla 12 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with adam booth
with adam booth
Hidden 3 May, 2011 2nd
tomhull 3 May, 2011 Lead rpt
with hollie beaumont
with hollie beaumont
Hidden 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Petarghh 1 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Danny Bags ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??, 2011 -
Lord_ash2000 21 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Majorly run out and the crux pitch was wet
Majorly run out and the crux pitch was wet
Heather651 21 Aug, 2010 2nd
twright180 ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Jun, 2010 AltLd RP
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 28 May, 2010 AltLd
with Lofty
with Lofty
tim newton 21 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with harri melhuish
with harri melhuish
esther ?May, 2010 AltLd
daviesxxx ?Jan, 2010 Lead
daviesxxx ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
steveleahy ?Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
daviesxxx ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
daviesxxx ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
daviesxxx ?Jan, 2010 AltLd G/U
Hidden ??, 2010 -
cosmicray ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
steveleahy ??, 2010 AltLd led crux pitch as first E1
led crux pitch as first E1
tomhull 13 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S lead first 2 pitchs together, top pitch was sweet!!! awesome bridging all the way up
with matt harris
lead first 2 pitchs together, top pitch was sweet!!! awesome bridging all the way up
with matt harris
pauldrew 20 Aug, 2009 -
with Kevin Sales
with Kevin Sales
Hidden 2 Jun, 2009 AltLd
J1PEF ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
Bristoldave 3 May, 2009 Lead dnf Backed off P3- really thought the tree might break with me standing on it!
with Rob
Backed off P3- really thought the tree might break with me standing on it!
with Rob
hamish2016 17 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Lead pitches 2 and 3. Last pitch felt quite tough for E1.
with Tom Ripley
Lead pitches 2 and 3. Last pitch felt quite tough for E1.
with Tom Ripley
ShaneHoubart ?Apr, 2009 AltLd Only pitch one and two (direct start 5b) had to retreat due to rain.
with Stu
Only pitch one and two (direct start 5b) had to retreat due to rain.
with Stu
Seymore Butt ??, 2009 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Tom Eagle 24 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S led p1/p3 - pretty gripped on p3!
with Mario Yeomans
led p1/p3 - pretty gripped on p3!
with Mario Yeomans
lithos 12 Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf P1 me, P2 alan (wet + nasty, bold - good lead) P3 crux me, but wet and backed off. Al had a go and backed off. Abbed off tree, lots of seepage, no peg at the crux anymore.
with alan walmsley
P1 me, P2 alan (wet + nasty, bold - good lead) P3 crux me, but wet and backed off. Al had a go and backed off. Abbed off tree, lots of seepage, no peg at the crux anymore.
with alan walmsley
burto 8 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with calum
with calum
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
pebbles 17 May, 2008 2nd dnf last pitch was a fiasco - hauled up by alan!!!!
last pitch was a fiasco - hauled up by alan!!!!
Phill Mitch ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with john d
with john d
C coldwell-storry ?Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
with Matt Carr
with Matt Carr
IanJackson 25 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Adam
with Adam
Adam1973 25 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Oceanic ?Jun, 2007 2nd
gforce 7 Apr, 2007 Lead
with Jamie
with Jamie
Johann ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
ewen 13 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with dave best
with dave best
Peter Metcalfe 11 Aug, 2006 AltLd
with Simon Blyth
with Simon Blyth
DaveHK 4 Jun, 2006 AltLd
with Claire Fennell, Erick Baillot
with Claire Fennell, Erick Baillot
French Erick 4 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with DaveHK
with DaveHK
Justin Tracey ??, 2006 Lead
Shaw Brown 27 Jul, 2005 Lead
with simon blythe
with simon blythe
datoon 29 May, 2005 AltLd O/S
with RC
with RC
cem 29 May, 2005 AltLd O/S Led crux pitch
with GrahamD
Led crux pitch
with GrahamD
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
Pete Graham ??, 2005 Lead
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
jgordon75 ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Mark Nottridge
with Mark Nottridge
a_radiohead_fan ??, 2005 -
WB 21 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2004 AltLd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2004 AltLd
John Pickles 12 Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S
with 8848
with 8848
Rich Guest ?Apr, 2004 AltLd O/S Led crux pitch dramatically as single piece of gear lifted out as I passed the crux direct from belay stance. Thanks to a calming mate for sorting my head out to down climb. Went straight back at it succesfully and safely
Led crux pitch dramatically as single piece of gear lifted out as I passed the crux direct from belay stance. Thanks to a calming mate for sorting my head out to down climb. Went straight back at it succesfully and safely
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??, 2004 AltLd
NickJH 24 Aug, 2003 AltLd O/S
with M Bennett
with M Bennett
Martin Bennett 24 Aug, 2003 -
with NickH
with NickH
whispering nic ?Apr, 2003 AltLd
with Graham Doig
with Graham Doig
Hidden ?Oct, 2002 Lead
Small and weak ?Sep, 2002 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jul, 2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Apr, 2002 AltLd O/S
gonggashan ?Feb, 2001 2nd
with Dave
with Dave
rob.grafton ??, 2001 Lead
with Bruce Perry
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 29 May, 2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 2nd
Ian1001 ??, 2000 -
daviesxxx ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Bug ??, 1999 -
Hammy 6 Sep, 1998 2nd
with Pete Robinson
with Pete Robinson
p.crooky#1 21 May, 1998 AltLd
with Ecca
with Ecca
Guy ??, 1998 -
Adam Ellwood 6 Sep, 1997 AltLd rpt
DavidEvans 6 Sep, 1997 AltLd Led pitch 1 and 3 (5a, 5b)
with Joe Bone, William Wilson, Adam Ellwood
Led pitch 1 and 3 (5a, 5b)
with Joe Bone, William Wilson, Adam Ellwood
Mike_d78 15 Jul, 1997 2nd O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
ste_d 15 Jul, 1997 AltLd O/S
Chris Reid 20 Apr, 1997 Lead O/S
with Dave Plummer
with Dave Plummer
FATBOYFAT ??, 1997 -
with Jim Hatfield
with Jim Hatfield
Hidden ?Jun, 1996 2nd O/S
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?May, 1996 AltLd
with Al Powell
with Al Powell
Trobbo 23 Aug, 1995 AltLd
with john blower
with john blower
craig h 1 Jul, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Matt Ford, liam Corrigan
with Matt Ford, liam Corrigan
Hidden 22 May, 1995 -
rurp ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Route Adjuster 1 Jun, 1994 - Did with Neil, same week as Agony.
with Neil
Did with Neil, same week as Agony.
with Neil
Hidden 1 May, 1994 Lead
Hidden 1 May, 1994 Lead
Hidden 17 Aug, 1993 AltLd
Hidden 18 Jul, 1993 2nd O/S
Mick King 14 Aug, 1992 AltLd Lead P2
with Simon Walsh
Lead P2
with Simon Walsh
Dave Turnbull 30 May, 1992 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
with Jane Turnbull
Hidden 18 Sep, 1991 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 26 May, 1991 Lead
with Simon Baker
with Simon Baker
Hidden ??, 1991 -
The Reaper 17 Sep, 1990 AltLd O/S
Andy Say 14 Aug, 1990 Lead
Hidden 27 May, 1990 AltLd O/S
touriga 27 May, 1990 AltLd
with wrights
with wrights
nickcanute ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Darron ??, 1990 -
ewar woowar ??, 1990 Lead
tapley 30 May, 1989 AltLd
with John Sumner
with John Sumner
Hidden ??, 1989 AltLd
Hidden 7 Aug, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 1988 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1988 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1988 Lead
Rich Kirby ??, 1988 Lead
with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
steveb2006 27 Sep, 1986 AltLd Led top pitch
with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
Led top pitch
with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
Rob Seymour 9 Jul, 1985 Lead O/S
with Jim Seymour
with Jim Seymour
keefe 1 Jul, 1985 -
Steve Crowe 29 Jun, 1985 AltLd O/S Five classics on one great day!
Five classics on one great day!
Hidden 17 Jun, 1985 2nd O/S
Brian Wilderspin 28 Apr, 1985 -
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
Hidden ??, 1985 -
Bob 11 May, 1984 Lead O/S
with al phizacklea
with al phizacklea
charlesmfrench 19 Jun, 1983 AltLd O/S 2,L,2.
with Ian Milne
2,L,2.
with Ian Milne
Bruce Kerr 11 Jun, 1983 Lead
with Dave Bartle
with Dave Bartle
Lone Rider 8 Apr, 1983 -
Hammy 14 Jul, 1982 AltLd
with Fai Kwong
with Fai Kwong
andybirtwistle 1 Jun, 1982 2nd
with Ian Kyle
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 11 Jul, 1981 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 22 Jun, 1980 Lead
with Wawa
with Wawa
overdrawnboy 5 May, 1980 AltLd Led 2nd pitch, good gear where its hard then none to the top.
with tcp
Led 2nd pitch, good gear where its hard then none to the top.
with tcp
robinsi197 ??, 1980 -
with Barbara
with Barbara
Hidden 26 May, 1979 Lead
tmawer 6 May, 1979 AltLd
with Simon Reed
with Simon Reed
cenotaphcorner 16 Apr, 1978 2nd O/S
with Paul Ingham
with Paul Ingham
Hidden ??, 1978 AltLd
Hidden 6 Mar, 1977 Lead
Hidden 6 Mar, 1977 2nd
RichardMc 24 May, 1976 2nd
with Dave Langmead
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 2 May, 1976 Lead
Hidden ?May, 1976 Lead
Martin Bennett 27 May, 1974 -
with Fred Dewhurst
with Fred Dewhurst
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1974 AltLd
with Geoff Leach
with Geoff Leach
mikej 30 Aug, 1968 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
Tony Marr 23 Aug, 1967 AltLd Woke to heavy rain! Johnny suggested we stop off at Castle Rock on the way home and climb something? Standing below Thirlmere Eliminate, [a climb neither of us had done before], we could see that the rain was just missing the steepest rock, but wet streaks were visible! We climbed with socks over our rock boots, a popular wet rock technique in those days. The climb went surprisingly well considering the conditions. Johnny got the crux pitch which was very greasy...he made an impressive, bold lead, the final feet feet to the belay he discovered, was made extra exciting with cascading water!! We used to call this sort of activity "character building". Great memories. I repeated the climb a couple years later in warm dry conditions...gosh what a difference.
with Johnny Adams
Woke to heavy rain! Johnny suggested we stop off at Castle Rock on the way home and climb something? Standing below Thirlmere Eliminate, [a climb neither of us had done before], we could see that the rain was just missing the steepest rock, but wet streaks were visible! We climbed with socks over our rock boots, a popular wet rock technique in those days. The climb went surprisingly well considering the conditions. Johnny got the crux pitch which was very greasy...he made an impressive, bold lead, the final feet feet to the belay he discovered, was made extra exciting with cascading water!! We used to call this sort of activity "character building". Great memories. I repeated the climb a couple years later in warm dry conditions...gosh what a difference.
with Johnny Adams
jcw 27 Sep, 1966 2nd
with David Harding
with David Harding
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