Rockfax Description
Hard work but oddly appealing and popular too. Thrash up the slanting chimney-groove to reach a trough and possible stance. Hand-traverse out left below the overhang until a steep pull (good gear) gains the thin finishing crack - phew! © Rockfax

FA. Bob Brayshaw 1959

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Hidden 25/Oct Lead O/S
Garnham 25/Oct 2nd
Hidden 11/Oct Lead O/S
rurp 29/Sep Lead O/S

2 boulder problems, both well protected but hard work

migs493 13/Sep Lead O/S

Quite tough for the grade but we'll protected.

with Marc Hilton
PastyBoy84 13/Sep 2nd O/S

Bouldery start into chimney and tough hand traverse up to hanging crack. Great!

Neal Jobling 11/Aug Lead O/S
with Bryan61
jonhowson 06/Aug Lead dog

Pulled up too high to start the traverse and couldn't reverse so rested on ropes. Arse.

with Francis
MYox 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Maia
mattleepianist ?/Aug Lead O/S
doyle12 28/Jun 2nd
with Dan S
Hidden 28/Jun 2nd
caradoc 23/May Lead

Tough move through the overlap, crux for me.

A Crook 16/May 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May -
Martin Bagshaw 25/Apr 2nd O/S
with Rafal Malczyk
Nick1812P 15/Apr Solo O/S
with Calum
luke glaister 22/Mar Lead O/S
RobinJones 22/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
gazfellows 09/Nov/14 Lead
with Nic
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
bryce.dorin 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

First HVS!

with Katie, dunnyg
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd rpt
planetmarshall 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead β
Alex@home 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
herrettscott 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S


with Jackwd
Jackwd 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Scott
Pete Wimbush 11/Jun/14 2nd
with Chris Hindley
Aline 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Tricky bit is to step over from the right and get through the overhang part. Gear very reachy. Low fun factor.

with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield
cem 27/Apr/14 2nd
Kirill 27/Apr/14 Lead RP

Did the start on the 3rd attempt. Clean after that. Hard.

Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
the power 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Well cool hard as nails

with rob
dr_botnik 10/Apr/14 2nd

proper tough

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
JasonK 01/Dec/13 2nd
with Neil Redgrave
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead
jonhowson 23/Nov/13 2nd dog
Jim Slater 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Pete Wimbush 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Jim Slater
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd β
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S
clams ?/Sep/13 Lead
with Raf
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt
JayAsh ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Eagertom 12/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Maybe it was the time of day and the weather, but this route - full of midges, green as anything and less than positive on the move after the traverse - was one of my least favourite attempts to date.

Rafal Malczyk 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Ian Pegg, Rich Apthorp
Reedymc 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
tsl42 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Bailed right.

Tony Holdsworth 16/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Tom Reed
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Paul Hy 10/Oct/12 2nd
with Dom
deacondeacon 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Jimbo C 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Really rather good. Butch moves into the groove, then a rest which is diffuclt to leave and super moves at the top.

with Chris, Gethin
Gudge ?/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 20/May/12 Lead

Ace! Hand traverse looked unfeasible for the lanky but went OK once committed to. Great finger locks in the vertical crack breaks.

mtempest 20/May/12 2nd
spragglerocks 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Batt 12/May/12 2nd dog

Someone overcammed his gear at the overlap so had to hang on rope to get it out :o(

Hoyes 12/May/12 Lead O/S
stuaart 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Traversed out, traversed back, spied the gear in the crack, traversed out, placed it, did it.

with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn
louby 25/Mar/12 2nd
chris_B 25/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Emma Grant
freemanTom 26/Feb/12 Lead

Bit of toing and froing but got there in the end with a bit of panic. Pumpy.

with Jon Proudfoot
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
ggflett 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Carl Norman
Alex Winter 19/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Start was a bit of a thrash. Nice thuggy climbing above.

with Doug
Douglas 19/Sep/11 Lead
SteWatkins 03/Sep/11 -
max_chan 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
jonleighton 21/Aug/11 2nd dog

Fell off a couple of times on the first move, but did it clean after that.

al123 15/Aug/11 2nd O/S

good route, fun throughout

with alex
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ellmang 14/Aug/11 2nd
JamieSparkes 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

entertaining stuff.

Liam Ingram 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Top wall is hard!

allyrocke 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
RichardMc 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Dave Whiteley
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
LakesWinter 08/May/11 Lead G/U

Good climbing

with Mark R
mark20 08/May/11 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 02/May/11 Lead O/S
alias dave 02/May/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
johnnorley 01/May/11 Lead dnf
chris wyatt 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S

really good fun

with steve tree
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
chris_B 09/Apr/11 Lead
louby 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Steven Andrews 14/Nov/10 2nd
with Richard Lines
bigdrew 27/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Garry, Chris F
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Alex@home ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mel Holmes
disturbed_one51 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 25/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S

start felt like the hardest bit but only because it felt like a alkward vdiff, rest seemed quite straight forward and much easier than it looked from the ground

with Jim
Jim Slater 29/Jun/10 2nd dog

Pumped on crux, dropped on to gear.

Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd dog
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
buxtoncoffeelover ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Brown 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Shaw Brown 17/Oct/09 Lead
with Simon White
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Solo
Bobby Gilbert 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Roger Larkam
joehanks61 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/09 2nd
liamoloughlin 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead RP
danm 13/Sep/08 Lead

fell off, hit ledge. Oops!

with Sion
Anna Horrox 17/Aug/08 2nd
clive-greenwood 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Anna
Shauna 21/Jul/08 2nd O/S

quite hard

with Rayash
rayash 21/Jul/08 Lead O/S

interesting route,big cam useful

with greg
kitkat78 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM and TobyJ
SteveM 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kat & Tobs
chrisbussell 24/Jun/08 Lead
with Debbie Porter
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead O/S
galpinos 03/May/08 2nd
with Mark
kendogcatchy 16/Feb/08 Lead dnf

couldn't get off the hand traverse...

with Raquel
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Lead
Nicos 10/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
MeMeMe 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Nick
Al Franks 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Alasdair88 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Eddie hung
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd dog
Dave Lacey 22/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Daniel Justice
Siderunner 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S

A bit of a thrutch lower down; nice exposed moves at top.

with Jill
jonka ?/Sep/07 Lead
Piers Harley 27/Aug/07 Lead β
with Simon Clark
Chad123 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Very ungraceful thrutch leads to an easier top half. Good value.

with Jo
Martin Haworth ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd
dannyboy83 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Jamie Light 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Pete Horn ??/2007 2nd β
with Graham
Duncan I ??/2007 -
joese7en ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead
epic ed 30/Sep/06 Lead dnf

Got to end of hand traverse + didn't find the foothold. Start tricky!

with Adam W
climbingrick 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd
Morgan Woods 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Not as desperate as it looks and quite a nice traverse to follow.

with Gareth
Shad ?/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Different Steve 03/Jun/06 Lead rpt
dan gibson 31/Mar/06 Lead rpt
with martina
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Theeni 15/May/05 Lead
with Will Perry
al99 ?/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Andrew Bitmead
Stig 26/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Carl Smethurst 06/Jun/04 2nd
with Dave Pemberton
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd
datoon 03/Sep/03 Lead dog
with C
Carl Smethurst 27/Jul/03 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/02 2nd O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Hidden 17/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Pete Nugent 23/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Simon Trathen
Ropeboy 27/May/01 Solo
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Feb/01 -
with Muir Morton
Paul Boardman 20/Oct/00 -
goi.ashmore 18/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Hidden 09/Aug/00 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Billg 07/May/00 Lead
Boy ??/2000 -
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/99 2nd
with matt smith, Ian Holmes
BlueJohn 13/Jun/99 2nd
with Dieago
sadams 10/Jun/99 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
Paul-Michael 26/Sep/98 2nd O/S
with David Jupp
Billg 27/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Duncan Poole
CrashMat Rob 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Roget 08/Feb/97 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/95 Lead
Trobbo 03/Sep/95 2nd
with john blower
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/95 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/94 TR dog
Hidden 24/Apr/93 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
TonyF 04/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with Alistair Gordon, Judith
Hidden 22/May/91 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/90 2nd
tapley 20/May/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
stp 08/Jun/89 Lead O/S
John Marsland 27/Mar/89 2nd
with Neil Bulloch
Rob Davies ?/May/88 2nd
surfbish ?/Apr/88 Lead O/S
Nevil ??/1988 -

Do not know year

mike bridges 16/Jul/86 2nd O/S

done in shoes as I`d forgotten my EB`s!

with Neil Gregory
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson 26/Apr/80 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
with Bruce
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
with Bruce
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