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.

mrethan6000 29/Oct Lead dog
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Sent x
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
malx ?/Dec/13 Sent
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Solo dnf
timbanton 07/Apr/13 -


BenNorman 01/Apr/13 Sent x

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

al123 01/Apr/13 Sent

second what ben said

with Crew
Boy 01/Apr/13 Sent

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

miastacey ?/Apr/13 Sent x

Done in snow - slab only.

with Bob Smith
mark20 03/Nov/12 Sent x

With beta from the man himself. One of those perfect gritstone evenings.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 22/Oct/11 Sent

After years of not being able to weight the smear, felt steady today.

with Andy Cave
edinbed 06/Apr/10 Solo

Go back for the no-snow ascent. Feels so much easier using the undercut sequence.

Hidden 11/Feb/10 Sent dnf
edinbed 01/Feb/10 Sent


Hidden ?/Feb/10 Solo β
tuftynick ?/Feb/10 Sent x

Above snow so much so that there was no boulder prob start!

JulesV 29/Jan/10 Solo

Above six foot of snow so more like 6c boulder problem. Awesome!

ellis 29/Jan/10 Sent
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Andrew Jennings 06/Dec/08 Sent
with Bob Smith, Mike Adams
Davros the Psyched ??/2006 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr 10/Feb/02 Solo O/S

3rd visit but ground up. Incredibly good.

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