List of First Ascents

1927 Bench Mark Crack
FA. Arthur Barker late 1920s
Sheep Walk Slab
FA. Arthur Barker late 1920s
Ling Buttress
FA. Arthur Barker late 1920s
The Bulge
FA. Arthur Barker late 1920s
Wall and Ledge
FA. Arthur Barker late 1920s
1928 Main Route
FA. Arthur Barker 1928
1932 Barker's Chimney
FA. Arthur Barker early 1930s
1935 Highcliff Crack
FA. The Barker brothers 1930s
Highcliff Chimney Direct
FA. The Barker brothers 1930s. FA. (The Arete Finish) Tony Marr 1992
Highcliff Chimney - Ordinary
FA. The Barker brothers 1930s
North West Route
FA. The Barker brothers 1930s
1939 Groove and Crack
FA. Jack Devenport 1939
Ridge Route
FA. Jack Devenport 1939
1945 Solomon's Porch
FA. Phillip Horne 1945
Humpty Dumpty
FA. Phillip Horne 1945
1951 Little Bo-Peep
FA. Tony Evenett 1951
1952 Heart Throb Crack
FA. Cleveland MC members early 1950s
1954 Sphinx Nose Traverse
FA. Cliff Fielding 1954
Sunshine Slab
FA. Richard Whardell 1954
Ahab
FA. John Hickman (the regular start) 1954
Waterslide
FA. Alan Chester 1954. FA. (Right-hand Finish) Terry Sullivan 1957
Tumble-down Dick
FA. Richard Whardell 1954
Scarecrow Crack
FA. D.Holliday 1954. The story goes that he spotted the route when flying past the crag in his jet.
1955 Zoot Route
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Nook and Cranny
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Main Mast Crack
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Seamy Side
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Hangover
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Tippling Wall
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Whippet Wall
FA. Arthur Evans 1950s
Steeple Face
FA. B.Mankin 1955
En Passant
FA. Cleveland MC members mid 1950s
Lazy Bones
FA. Terry Sullivan 1955
Moby Dick
FA. Cleveland MC members mid 1950s
Tumble-down Crack
FA. Cleveland MC members mid 1950s. The Original Start (to the left) is poor and grassy, the described version includes the old Right-hand Start.
Hara-Kiri
FA. John Hickman 1950s
1956 Razor Rib
FA. Arthur Evans 1956
Christopher
FA. Christopher Columb 1956
Virgin Wall/Garfit Face
FA. Johnny Clark 1956. The route’s name was censored for many years - how times change! FA. (Direct Start) Tony Marr 1980
Satchmo
FA. Terry Sullivan (6 pegs for aid) 1956. FFA. Tony Marr 1970
1957 Steeple Gap
FA. Maurice Wilson 1957
Stardust
FA. Terry Sullivan (4 pegs for aid) 1957. FFA. Bob Hutchinson 1977
Airlift
FA. Terry Sullivan late 1950s
Broadway
FA. Terry Sullivan late 1950s
Zero Route
FA. Terry Sullivan late 1950s
Lion's Jaw
FA. E Derwin late 1950s
1958 The Pulpit
FA. (Thread for aid) J.Elliot 1958. FFA. Stew Wilson 1965
Tooth and Nail
FA. J.Elliot 1958
Green Wall
FA. Bill Dell 1958
Forest Face
FA. Terry Sullivan 1958
1959 Holly Tree Hover
FA. J.Elliot 1959
Tension
FA. Johnny Carter 1959
Suds
FA. Johnny Carter 1959
North Route
FA. Brian Evans 1959
West Sphinx Climb
FA. Harry Hall 1959
East Sphinx Direct
FA. Harry Hall 1959
The Bulge Super Direct
FA. Eric Penman 1959. FA. (Wilson's Groove) Dave Wilson 1982
Central Route
FA. "An unknown climber from Halifax" 1959
Harlot’s Groove
FA. Terry Sullivan 1959
Scarface
FA. Unknown (3 pts aid) 1959. FFA. Tony Marr 1992
1960 Deviator
FA. Eric Penman 1960
Gillette
FA. Eric (Spider) Penman 1960
The Direct Start
FA. John Cheesmond 1960
Ali Baba
FA. Terry Sullivan (3 pegs - well it was freezing) 1960. FFA. Tony Marr (finished to the right) 1965. FA. (Direct) Paul Ingham 1977
Sesame
FA. Terry Sullivan (in a blizzard!) 1960
North West Direct
FA. (the start) John Carter 1960. FA. (the finish) John Smith 1970
1961 Thrasher
FA. Geoff Fixter 1961
Grooves-ology
FA. Vic Tosh (3 pegs for aid) 1961. FFA. Tony Marr 1965
Stratagem
FA. Terry Sullivan (6 pegs for aid) 1961. FFA. John Redhead 1977
Wombat
FA. Terry Sullivan (aid) 1961. FFA. Les Brown 1966
Flake Crack
FA. Terry Sullivan 1961
1962 Bottoms Up
FA. Eric Marr 1962
Pingers Left-hand
FA. John Chambers early 1960s
Pingers
FA. Fred Lightfoot early 1960s.
Esmerelda
FA. Terry Sullivan 1962. As the aid route Quasimodo using large curtain hooks for bolts. FFA. Paul Smith (at E6 6b - 1pt) 1988. FFA. Richard Waterton 1995
1964 Jonah
FA. Tony Marr 1964
Fever Pitch
FA. Terry Sullivan (as Vigilante, an aid route) 1964. FFA. John Redhead (except the finish) 1977. FA. (as described) Chris Shorter 1978
Three Screaming Popes
FA. Terry Sullivan (As Vendetta, an aid route) 1964. FFA. Chris Shorter 1992
1965 The Nose
FA. Johnny Adams 1965
1965 Bird Lime
FA. Miles Mosely 1965
Concave Wall
FA. Stan Shout (1 peg runner) 1965
Dynamo
FA. Johnny Adams 1960s
Picture This
FA. Tony Marr 1960s
Pessimist
FA. Johnny Adams 1960s. FA. (Right-hand exit) Paul Ingham 1977
The Bitter End
FA. Tony Marr 1965. FA. (Direct Start) Ian Cummings 1979.
1967 Garfit Eliminate
FA. Ken Jackson 1967
1968 Lurch
FA. Tony Marr 1968
1970 Pluto Variant
FA. Johnny Adams 1970
1971 Tiber Wall
FA. Ron Lake 1971
Forgotten Wall/Haec Dies
FA. Tony Marr 1971
Gamma
FA. Tony Marr 1971
Dangle
FA. M Binks 1971
1972 Hand Jive
FA. Tony Marr 1972
Lost Arete/Halleluja Chorus
FA. Tony Marr 1972
Anvil Chorus
FA. Tony Marr 1972
Ridge Route Right-hand
FA. Tony Marr 1972
Puffs Parade
FA. Dave Ladkin 1972
Queer Street
FA. Tony Marr, Ken Jackson (alt leads- the belay at the stance was the only gear on the route) 1972
Pinnacle Face
FA. Chris Woodall 1972
1975 Eve Left-hand
FA. Tony Marr 1975
1977 The Shelf
FA. Alan Taylor 1977
Pingers Right-hand
FA. Kelvin Neal late 1970s
Tiny's Arete Direct
FA. Chris Shorter 1977
Too Young To Fly
FA. Chris Shorter 1977
Rock Bottom
FA. Chris Shorter, John Redhead (alt leads) 1977
Hard On
FA. John Redhead 1977
The Omen
FA. John Redhead 1977
Naught for your Comfort
FA. John Redhead (finishing up Forest Face) 1977. FA. (as described) Paul Ingham 1979
Trampled Underfoot
FA. Rick Graham (1 peg) 1977. FFA. Ian Dunn 1982
Rockhopper
FA. Dave McKinney 1977
1978 Bopped
FA. Tony Marr 1978
Stewker
FA. Tony McLean 1978
Eve Right-hand
FA. Dave McKinney 1978
Tippling Arete
FA. Paul Ingham 1978
Peel Out
FA. Ian Dunn 1978. Named after Chris Shorter's tumble from the last move when a hold snapped. Fortunately (!) he landed on his sister who slept below.
Suede Shoe Shuffle
FA. Chris Shorter (solo in his Hush Puppies) 1978
Gangrene
FA. Chris Shorter 1978
1979 Tippling Traverse
FA. Tony Marr 1979
Centre Fold
FA. Tony Marr 1979.
West Sphinx Direct
FA. Paul Ingham 1979
Terrorist
FFA. Paul Ingham (1 peg runner) 1979
Evening Wall
FA. Tony Marr 1979
Afterthought
FA. Paul Ingham 1979
Sunny Delight
FA. Tony Marr 1979
Red Light
FA. Tony Marr 1979
Hooker
FA. Paul Ingham 1979
Stargazer
FA. Paul Ingham 1979. FA. (Super Direct ) Nick Dixon 1983
1980 Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
FA. Ian Dunn 1980
Scugdale Wall
FA. Nick Dixon 1980
West Face Direct
FA. Dave Paul 1980
1981 Moonflower Super Direct
FA. Nick Dixon 1981. FA. (Moonflower) Dave Paul 1981
1982 Serpent
FA. Ian Carr early 1980s
Bench Mark Wall
FA. Paul Ingham 1982
Rock On
FA. Alan Taylor early 1980s
Magic in the Air
FA. Nick Dixon (with side-runners) 1982. FA. (without side-runners) Francis (Monty) Montague 1991
Twister
FA. Ian Dunn 1982
1983 Desperate Den
FA. Steve Brown (starting up Magic in the Air) 1983. FA. (Direct Start) Tony Marr 2001
1984 Psycho Syndicate
FA. Paul Ingham 1984
1985 Loose Ends
FA. Tony Marr 1985
1986 Black Knight
FFA. Steve Brown (2 peg runners) 1986
1988 Prowess
FA. Tony Marr 1988
Hob Nobs
FA. Paul Smith 1988
Humbug
FA. Paul Smith 1988
The Arete Finish
FA. Tony Marr 1988
1989 Touch and Go
FA. Tony Marr 1989
1992 Walk on the Wild Side
FA. Martin Parker 1992
Spell Bound
FA. Tony Marr 1992
1994 Little Gem
FA. Tony Marr 1994
Waterslide Left-hand
FA. Tony Marr 1994
1995 Lemming Slab
FA. Kelvin Neal 1990s. FA. (Direct Finish) Paul Ingham 1980
A Step Class
FA. Graeme Sayer 1995
Forked Crack
FA. Graeme Sayer 1995
Baloo
FA. Graeme Sayer 1995
Grumble in the Jungle
FA. Graeme Sayer 1995
1996 Ch-Ching
FA. Francis Montague 1996
1997 Summit Crisis
FA. Tony Marr 1997
2002 The Keel
FA. Tony Marr 2002
2007 Ling Arete
FA. Franco Cookson 2007