Rockfax Description
Trivial but popular. Climb the central chimney then traverse the break leftwards into the middle of the slab. Make a tricky mantelshelf move and continue delicately. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day.

dashed 15/Aug Lead

Mate led it first - pulled ropes and led on his gear.

danJBA 24/Jun Lead O/S
DanChad 30/May Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 30/May 2nd
Nick1812P 23/May Solo O/S
Derek Furze 23/May 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
Hidden 16/May Lead O/S
Gambit 30/Apr Lead rpt
phil64 19/Apr Lead rpt


with phil baker
julesmckim 08/Mar Lead rpt
with Martin Dolan
AlexRenshaw 07/Mar 2nd
with Martin, Jules McKim
Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 31/Aug/14 Solo rpt

To celebrate my hungeover retroflash of Satin.

with Dan M
ashtond6 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
shouter 08/Jun/14 Lead
shouter 08/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 21/May/14 -
PLM ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Ruairi
LJC 29/Dec/13 Lead dnf

4th e1 of the day downclimbed. Low on psyche/warmth/friction.

Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
deejmonkey 21/Sep/13 TR
with rob, len, matt
terragait 21/Sep/13 2nd
with deej
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead dnf
Deltona 08/Sep/13 2nd dog
Gudge 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
coffeepot 10/Aug/13 2nd
with jelaby
Hidden 10/Jul/13 -
Hidden 10/Jul/13 -
jwpil 26/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
rob.grafton 04/Oct/12 Lead
with Jim, Phil Evans
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead β
jshields 16/Sep/12 Lead
Hardonicus 08/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Luke Donaldson
Brown ?/Sep/12 Lead
with Lilifa
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 19/May/12 2nd O/S
with Noel
Coel Hellier 01/Apr/12 Lead
tompilgrem 20/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Matt Harle 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Pilgrim
bobpilgrem 20/Mar/12 2nd β

Did moves OK this time- lead next time

with Matt/Tom
JamieSparkes 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
James Oswald 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S

with more cams than I needed... Ace, shame it isn't any longer though! scarier as you feel committed once stood in the break. Scary.

Hardonicus 29/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Nick lead after Alex had a mare and backed off...

with nick a, Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson 29/Oct/11 TR RP

Finally got up iy after 2 falls on lead - tips & toes were frozen!

with Nick Allen
johang 14/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Hazell
mikej 29/Sep/11 TR
with Rick Naylor
Graeme Hammond 19/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JRae 27/May/11 Lead
LakesWinter 08/May/11 2nd rpt
with Mark R
mark20 08/May/11 Lead O/S

Good practice for Telli

pebbles 20/Mar/11 2nd

excellent lead by ben! very delicate top half, smearing on nowt

with ben smith
alaan 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Will Hunt 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Cragrat Rich 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Nice climbing. Sort of faffed about threatening to balls it all up a bit in the middle before rocking onto the break. Found it a bit nervy but essentially quite easy from there

Hidden 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S
john lynch 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Neil Elmore
Ollie B 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
Martin Haworth 24/Oct/10 Lead β
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 17/Oct/10 Lead β

Good climbing

with AD
Hidden 07/Oct/10 -
Tony Holdsworth 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Guido
tompilgrem 25/Sep/10 TR O/S

Top roped 2 times but don't have the neck to lead it , yet!

with Dad
Hardonicus 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Good route bit contrived, quite soft.

with nick a
Katya 04/Sep/10 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
inuklm 28/Aug/10 Lead dog

Took a fall off the crux bit. Re-did from the ground.

holters 23/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
Adam Potter 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 08/Aug/10 2nd
mtempest 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
brices 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nathanlee 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 19/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Started raining, didn't do the last move, I'll come back.

with Phil B
philboy 19/Jul/10 2nd
with matt g
petellis 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Big faff with the gear then a joyous zoom up the fantastic runout slab above. Climbs really well despite being slightly contrived.

mattyork2 28/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 Solo O/S
Coel Hellier ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Anna Jennings, Kieran Smith
Graeme Hammond 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

very well protected crux, much easier climbing above so not really bold. So-so route.

Byronius Maximus 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Nice mantelshelf move, foot slipped but somehow stayed on. Top half felt pretty bold.

hardoreVdiffBen 07/Mar/10 2nd
akhughes ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
raptorheli 09/Nov/09 Lead O/S
james.lane 09/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Simon
Hidden 10/Oct/09 TR rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/09 -
mustdobetter 15/Jun/09 2nd dnf
Lewis Andrew 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Fred Prall
quiffhanger 07/May/09 Solo

Via Satin (v6) direct start

Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mtempest 07/Apr/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
PenJD 25/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 09/Oct/08 Lead
with SiShaw
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 17/Sep/08 Lead RP

Direct start up Satin. Brilliant E3 6b

thrutch 17/Sep/08 TR O/S
with Matt
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 -
Katie Marshall 24/Aug/08 2nd
with Guido
Hidden 23/Aug/08 -
Shauna 13/Jul/08 Lead rpt

I seconded this a while back. unsurprisingly it felt a lot sketchier on lead.

with Iain
catt 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S

Sketchy but good!

with Shauna
Coel Hellier 13/Jul/08 Lead
Shauna 23/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Duz
Guy Wilson 21/May/08 Lead dog
with Gavin Moy
galpinos 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden ??/2008 -
bullybones ??/2008 -
Owen W-G 21/Oct/07 Lead β

Belayed Rob before leading. Seemed like a mini-Telli.

with Robin
Monk 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

This was a nice route. The crux was probably standing up in the break, then the top moves were pretty interesting but steady. Taller people who can reach the pocket will find this much less scary!

with TheTourist
thetourist 30/Sep/07 2nd

Hello pebble ;-)

with Dave Finch
Matty 09/Sep/07 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Caralynh 28/Mar/07 2nd β
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
willackers ??/2007 Solo O/S
with John Atkinson
Stig 30/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 10/Aug/06 2nd rpt
Si dH 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Was climbing badly today, mentally gone after falling off FBD again. Committing to the tw ocruxes on this took me ages, got there eventually though. Quite tough 5b?

with Neil Furniss
Iggy_B 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Nick
Mutl3y 11/Jun/06 2nd
with Iggy_B
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Lead
thrutch 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S

just did this because a gary gibson route. Really nice slab with delicate climbing

with johnny b
mikecopp 02/Jun/06 Solo
Hidden 22/Apr/06 TR rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/06 2nd dnf
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead
Alex Mason 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S

great route first E grade of the year i think! sweet exhilerating mantle then a tidy crank to the top

with joe young
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Solo
Boy ??/2006 -
Mark A Humphries 29/Oct/05 Lead β
with Andy
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/05 TR
mattwyles1 ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
cem 14/Aug/05 Lead dog

1 fall

SMc 15/May/05 -
with Anne
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

just before doing green traverse

with Martin Woodhead
eduardo 27/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Mark H
Nicos 12/May/04 Lead O/S

my first E1

with mark richardson
Ropeboy 25/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden 06/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Stig 20/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Jonathan + Louise Teale
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Gambit 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
loonyclimber ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 31/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 20/May/01 Lead
Hidden 07/May/01 TR
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/00 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/00 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Jul/99 2nd
Spillers ?/May/99 Lead
chris sm 31/May/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/98 2nd
bigphil 19/May/98 Lead O/S
with Phil R
Dave Musgrove Jnr 25/Apr/98 Sent
Roget 08/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with jon
WB 02/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Lee
r0b 22/Nov/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/97 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/96 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/96 TR
Hidden 21/Apr/96 TR
Hidden 02/Jul/95 Lead
Phil West ?/Jun/95 Lead dnf
with Steve Wild
nai ??/1995 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/94 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/94 -
Hidden 03/Oct/93 Lead
cragspud ?/Sep/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/93 Lead
Cowflinger ?/Apr/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/92 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Dave Gurney
Hidden 26/Aug/91 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/90 Lead
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Lead
with I Smith
Hidden ??/1990 2nd
Hidden 19/Nov/89 2nd
Andy Say 02/Jul/89 Solo
Hidden 23/May/89 Lead
Hidden 29/Dec/88 Lead
phardman 15/Jun/88 Lead O/S


with John Lloyd
Hidden 01/Jun/88 Lead
Rob Davies ?/May/88 2nd

Think I backed off leading this

goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 11/Jul/87 TR
with Karen Veale
Hidden 17/Jun/87 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/87 TR O/S
steve prior ?/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Paul L
Michael Hood 20/Jul/86 Lead
sadams 03/May/86 2nd
with Mark Bonham
Hidden 24/Apr/85 2nd
GordonHart ??/1985 Solo O/S
mark-abz 13/Nov/84 TR
Hidden 19/May/84 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/84 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/84 -
stp 03/Mar/84 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/83 Lead
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Dave Musgrove 05/Apr/80 Solo
with Kim Greenald
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