Silk*** E5 6c
[Silk start, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
An unprotected trip up the buttress left of Fern Crack. Starting left of the crack and swarm onto the bulge where slick friction moves lead left to rounded breaks. Some poor pockets enable a swift exit to be made. The start is a popular f7A+ which can be extended into the whole route above snowdrifts. The sit-down start is f7C. © ROCKFAX

FA. Johnny Dawes 1984

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come.

Photo: Silk start © madmats
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - Sent x - 13/Dec/14

Dan Arkle - 2014

malx - Sent - Dec/13

Hidden - Solo dnf - 08/Apr/13

Hidden - 07/Apr/13

2nd go but start above boulder problem with snow at the moment, really nice top section at v4/5. Will come back to do the whole thing
BenNorman - Sent x - 01/Apr/13

second what ben said
al123 - Sent - 01/Apr/13 with Crew

Above high snow platform. Barely highball. Still felt hard to me though (I'm no slab climber)7a/b??
Boy - Sent - 01/Apr/13

Done in snow - slab only.
miastacey - Sent x - Apr/13 with Bob Smith

With beta from the man himself. One of those perfect gritstone evenings.
mark20 - Sent x - 03/Nov/12

After years of not being able to weight the smear, felt steady today.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 22/Oct/11 with Andy Cave

Go back for the no-snow ascent. Feels so much easier using the undercut sequence.
edinbed - Solo - 06/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 11/Feb/10

edinbed - Sent - 01/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo β - Feb/10

Above snow so much so that there was no boulder prob start!
tuftynick - Sent x - Feb/10 with rich cross

Above six foot of snow so more like 6c boulder problem. Awesome!
JulesV - Solo - 29/Jan/10

ellis - Sent - 29/Jan/10

Hidden - Dec/09

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 06/Dec/08 with Bob Smith, Mike Adams

Davros the Psyched - Solo rpt - 2006

3rd visit but ground up. Incredibly good.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/02

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
KennyGeoghegan, davebowes, crag_hopper_Jay

Total votes cast 20
hard E60 of 6
E61 of 6
easy E61 of 6
hard E54 of 6
E50 of 6
easy E50 of 6
hard E40 of 6
E40 of 6
easy E40 of 6
hard 7a0 of 7
7a0 of 7
easy 7a0 of 7
hard 6c5 of 7
6c2 of 7
easy 6c0 of 7
hard 6b0 of 7
6b0 of 7
easy 6b0 of 7
3 Stars6 of 7
2 Stars1 of 7
1 Star0 of 7
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