Rockfax Description
Climb the tiny square groove in the arete then step out right and climb the narrow wall crossing a small overhang. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1981

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

Stroppy 31/Oct Lead O/S
tombushell 31/Oct 2nd
with Ed
Andrew Barker 14/Oct Solo O/S
Tom Last 24/Sep 2nd
with Lachlan Bucknall
robgixer 13/Sep Lead O/S
Laura Beth ?/Sep 2nd β
Hidden 23/Aug 2nd
Mowglee 06/Aug 2nd rpt
with Greg
GregBristol 06/Aug Lead

Lead after backing out a year ago. Not sure what all the fuss was about.

with Gareth Uglow
jonhowson 05/Aug Lead rpt

The crux is low and height dependent. Not much going on above that.

with Eric
Antonio Ferra ?/Aug 2nd O/S
by-tor 18/Jul TR O/S
RCrockford 18/Jul TR
Hidden 07/Jul 2nd
daviesp2 05/Jul Lead O/S

nice moves to start, easy after

drewish 05/Jul Lead O/S
with SteveE9
Marmoset 05/Jul 2nd O/S
Curly Rich 05/Jul 2nd O/S
with gmc
Dan Vaj 21/Jun Lead O/S
with James Simpson
cheeky 20/Jun Lead rpt
with Dave Rich
shaun walby 15/Jun Lead rpt
with HB1
HB1 15/Jun 2nd
with SW
bullwinkle 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Chris
MoWalker3 17/May TR
with Gary
williap 04/May Lead
Hidden ?/May -
Hidden 19/Apr 2nd β
Hidden 14/Apr Lead
Coel Hellier 08/Apr Lead
with John Nuttall
John Nuttall 08/Apr 2nd
with Coel
ralphio 12/Mar Lead O/S

Tricky start.

with Nik
Hidden ??/2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Lead rpt
lee1234 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Porter
Dafydd Llywelyn 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Found a little tricky due to the fact it was a bit damp and slimey.

with Emma
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
nai 02/Sep/14 2nd
with Andrew
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
GregBristol 07/Aug/14 2nd
with Edward (PCC)
DavidR 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Aline 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield
max_chan 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
apw 05/Jun/14 2nd
with Matthew Fennelow
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Angus Taylor 16/May/14 2nd β
Mark Duncan 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Really nice, start was hard and slightly bold going into crack, but climbing relateively easy

with angus taylor
kp64zl ?/May/14 2nd
with Julian M
the power 10/Apr/14 Lead dnf


with rob
Nick1812P 04/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Tim Rodgers 30/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/14 Lead O/S
MYox 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Faff with cams at the start, lots of good climbing thereafter.

the power 04/Feb/14 Lead dnf

green slopers go fuck ursen

with Andy
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
jonhowson ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Pete Jonwood
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 06/Oct/13 2nd

Nice enough - 1st time I have done it in 32 years!

with Steve Cunnington
Jim Slater 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
apw 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Jim Slater
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
08nbrierley 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with jamie
Mr Messy 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Top half done right htis time!

with Cath
Mowglee 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd O/S
hotfeet 31/Aug/13 2nd
with David Dees
mtempest 09/Aug/13 Lead
Steve Waters, Mynydd 09/Aug/13 2nd
Graham Booth 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields
JasonK 07/Jul/13 Lead
with Dan Shacklock
Rafal Malczyk 07/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Ian Pegg, Rich Apthorp
Julie 30/Jun/13 2nd
with Matt
Mr Messy 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Julie
popebenedictus 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Edd led Paradise Arete. I tried this for a hcnage of scenery

with Edd Rab
bobpilgrem 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Dennis
Jake Young 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Laura
lbarras 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with jake
belay bunny turned bad 21/Apr/13 Lead
with Mark w, annabelle
natalio 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Nice climb.

with Alex S
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
DaveMo 13/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Stuart_Burbidge 17/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Wanless
BenFitzG 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Desi Gillespie 20/Oct/12 2nd

Did the Parasite overhang move with a fall, but went direct up to move

with Chris Goldsmith
deacondeacon 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
g1m147 14/Oct/12 2nd
with Mick.
chrisclimber_1986 07/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Not low in the grade I would say. Fell off the crux twice and both times I decked. The gear is at your feet when your likely to pop and even with amazing belaying you'll still end up with your feet back on the ground

with alkis
Mr Fuller 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Gray
amccann 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Sidekick 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
nic42 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with josh
jshields 12/Aug/12 2nd

Previous lead '95.

oodie72 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
marcduhig 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
owenhancock22 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Sardien 06/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Scott
JanBella 25/Jul/12 TR O/S
with matt
Nickster 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ashtond6 01/Jul/12 Lead
joemallia 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Not looking at the guidebook this evening; did a section Paradise Arete before moving right for the top moves.

Sebastien Gastaud 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
tigertim 18/Jun/12 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 25/May/12 Lead
with Nick Bean
mountaingoatgirl 25/May/12 Lead
Hoyes 23/May/12 2nd O/S
with Ali I
tomshanti 18/May/12 Lead O/S

1st grit HVS lead.great!

tim.fairhall 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tommy
saxdonkey 13/May/12 2nd O/S
SteveM 12/May/12 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 12/May/12 2nd
with SteveM
Ewano 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Falko 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Blakely, Steve M, Al W.
Dave Rumney 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Sean Roberts
Tony Holdsworth 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt

Nick leads with one fall.

with Tom Reed, Nick Mitchell
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
keith leonard ??/2012 -
Jon Read 12/Nov/11 Solo rpt
with Adam Long, andi turner
victim of mathematics 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Technically straightforward, but gaining the half height ledge is rather bold, so soft HVS seems fair.

James Oswald 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Colin Angus
williap 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ric Haworth
mark4344 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Matt Payne
cheeky 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Mowglee 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ali, Arnaud
Jeromecooper 03/Sep/11 Lead
Mikael 20/Aug/11 Lead
Jim Malo 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Mikael
Chris Ellis 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Paul Wright, Jim Hatfield
philboy 28/Jul/11 Lead
with bisanth
buxtoncoffeelover 12/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf
tompilgrem 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Good lead by Tom.

with Bob/Tom
cloneragan 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Lovely route!

liamoloughlin 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Joughton 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt
chris wyatt 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S

scraped my teeth on the grit -sends shivers into my spine thinking about it

with steve tree
Anthony Dixon 16/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
paul79 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 02/Jan/11 2nd
with Jam
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Peakpdr 12/Oct/10 -
mikeshewring 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JPGR 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
freemanTom 05/Sep/10 Lead β

Tough boldish start.

with Ian Dixon
DrIan 05/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
colin milton 08/Aug/10 Lead
with little vic
thekendo 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Chung-Hsien Cheng
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nickwhimster 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with Tom
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead
JRae 04/Jul/10 2nd
with E Shawcross
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Kate Webster 04/Jun/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 01/Jun/10 Lead O/S

nice moves, probably better when dry, given how easily I climbed it in its quite damp state (only one tricky move low down due to damp/green holds) I'd say it would be very soft at HVS in the dry.

Hidden 23/May/10 Lead
arunthomas 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
mark4344 22/May/10 Lead O/S

hard start.

with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd β
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Mat Dalby
Phil1967 17/Mar/10 2nd

Daves Lead

Dave Mason 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
mark20 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
metal arms 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
MartinWilliams87 ??/2010 2nd O/S
rich_hw ??/2010 Lead rpt
Brown 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
katiep 18/Oct/09 2nd β
Matt Smith 18/Oct/09 TR RP
bigbobbyking 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mrstarwarsman 18/Oct/09 TR
Chris Ellis 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Hillary Lawrenson
Twisty 14/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel Stock
BobPorter 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Simon
realslyshady 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
BicepAndrews 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Big Steve C 02/Aug/09 Lead
with Sammi
Hidden 15/Jul/09 2nd
jored ?/Jul/09 -
with Chris W
jsrous 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Gee
LakesWinter 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Cake
Cake 13/Jun/09 2nd
with Matt
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew Marshall
London Luke ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 21/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
mattshort 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Stick 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Difficult start, trust your feet

with Fat Al
AJ007 20/Mar/09 Lead
tim87dj 16/Nov/08 Lead RP

awkward lower section with nice slab at the top

with Dale
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
dprctr 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Jens Verhaegh
lowersharpnose 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Tricksy move getting past the first break.

with ScoopSimpson
duzinga 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd
chris sm 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hedley 23/Aug/08 -
with Steve Grey
Shauna 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve
Simon Davenport 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
LoopyLou ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
kitkat78 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM and TobyJ
SteveM 28/Jun/08 2nd rpt
with Kat & Tobs
Mattyk 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with John Marsham
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
burto 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with hertha
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead
btc 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with elliot hunston
kendogcatchy 06/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Tobias at Home ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
feilx 21/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Tim W 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Darren Miller, Janna Trevorrow
Joe Dove 23/Sep/07 Lead
with kev
galpinos 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Mark & Martin
C@rwyn 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S

started up Paradise Arete, then straight up the wall (with 1 side runner :O)

with Heather and Jake
furry 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Paul W
SecretSquirrel 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rick
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Duncan Skelton 20/May/07 2nd

Hard starting section when you don't look at the route. Got out of position, totally pumped and came off. Sat rested, got into a propoer position and was much happier. Hard and bold start.

with Paul O'Toole
Hidden 08/May/07 2nd
Julia Chatterton 14/Apr/07 2nd
with Will
Hidden 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 31/Mar/07 -
with Oli Lyon
Hidden ??/2007 -
timothee ??/2007 Lead
Pete Graham ??/2007 2nd
with Rick Graham
climbingrick 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
31770 27/Aug/06 2nd O/S
jimjimmyjimjim 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 21/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Hidden 10/Jun/06 2nd
Budge 08/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dangerousoldfool ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Budge
Whealiebob 22/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Chris
ChrisBrooke 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
leon ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Andy Wright
Thomas Martin ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with NA
Hidden 15/May/05 Lead
SMc 15/May/05 -
with Anne
Theeni 15/May/05 2nd
with Will Perry
cem 17/Apr/05 2nd
with Pete Atkinson
eduardo 17/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Duncan Willey
SteveM 10/Apr/05 Lead
with Keith
drysori ??/2005 Lead
jl 16/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Cara
GPN ?/Nov/04 Lead
Phil West 09/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 09/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with Phil West
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Jun/04 Solo O/S
bigphil 17/May/04 Lead O/S
with Nick
Carl Smethurst 27/Jul/03 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Simon Caldwell 28/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Rich
lithos ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
scarybiker ?/Jun/03 2nd
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/02 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Lead O/S
WRMusall 30/Mar/02 2nd

Weather was good but I was weak!

Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 13/Oct/01 Lead O/S
martroberts 20/May/01 Lead O/S
Podling 23/Apr/00 2nd
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden ?/May/99 TR
Trobbo 30/Mar/96 Lead
with john blower
rurp ??/1996 -
Gordon Stainforth 03/Sep/95 Lead

Twice .. to warm up ..

with Steve Dean, John Cutcliffe
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/92 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Sep/90 Lead
with Chris S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
goi.ashmore 03/May/88 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
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