Rockfax Description
The wall to the left of the corner cracks has a fingery start using a thin diagonal crack. Continue up the wall passing a useful lump to a reachy finish. © Rockfax

FA. Ray Burgess early 1950s 1952

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

john lynch 22/Apr Solo
Andy Moles 22/Apr Solo O/S
with Simon
ralphio 17/Apr Lead O/S

Took a little thought to work out the start but nice moves once you know how.

with Nik
Gambit 14/Apr 2nd O/S
with Royston
scarmichael 03/Apr Lead O/S
with Mike Dudley
PaulTanton 03/Apr Lead O/S
with Francis Butler
Hidden 25/Mar 2nd
MrFantastic 25/Jan Solo O/S
greenclimb 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
riff156 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
Luke Jones 19/Sep/15 2nd dog
with Graham
JamieSparkes 08/Sep/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/15 2nd
ben.phillips 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

The first move felt a bit precarious - more like a boulder problem

with Pati, Rob Kempster
drewish 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with SteveE9
MYox 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Fran
najki_2000 27/Jun/15 2nd RP

Fell off once at the start. Would like to lead next time I'm up that way

Paul Baxter 31/May/15 2nd RP

Tricky off the ground, then easy at the grade.

wyzfen 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead rpt
andy.smythe 23/May/15 2nd
Jackwd 18/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Chris M 14/Apr/15 -
with Dan G
charley 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Did on TR years ago, couldn't remember a thing about it. Not 5c if your tall - managed to reach through the crux..

with JackD
Jackwd 07/Apr/15 2nd O/S
robgixer ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
theomoore 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Aline 26/Oct/14 2nd β

Getting off the floor is hard, the rest is just very nice.

with Phil
chrismadar 18/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Didn't manage to finish, got really pumped placing first gear and then had to take a rest which rattled me for the last section

with Phil Rudd, Alasdair Dickinson
Sidekick 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
RFWilkie 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
JasonK 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Neil Redgrave
Dan Jenkin 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Jay.Carr 14/Jun/14 Solo
max_chan 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Pete Wimbush 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Matthew Fennelow
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
phil64 19/May/14 Solo

once you know ......easy

Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
Fragmod 05/May/14 Lead
Gudge 05/May/14 Solo dnf

Did start OK but didn't have the balls to finish it as was drizzling so slinked off right!

Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
the power 24/Apr/14 Lead dnf
with Paul Hy, ken
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
Andrew Barker 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Si
cragtyke 30/Mar/14 Lead
with john g
marconi 29/Mar/14 Lead RP

fell off the first move 2 or 3 times

with Chris
oread 29/Mar/14 2nd
dannyboy83 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Alex Hallam 19/Feb/14 2nd O/S

Hard first move.

Jim Slater 02/Feb/14 Solo RP

Heavily worked the start above a mat.

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead
Gudge 31/Oct/13 Solo rpt
Gudge 31/Oct/13 Solo rpt
Gudge 08/Oct/13 Solo rpt
Gudge 08/Oct/13 Solo rpt
mark4344 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with derek, Matt Payne
tebs 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sci
chrisbussell 10/Sep/13 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Chris Craggs 18/Aug/13 2nd

Thin 'two move start, the reaches between good breaks.

with Graham Parkes
Steve Waters, Mynydd 26/Jun/13 2nd dog

Too inflexible to do the start. Great climbing above.

mtempest 26/Jun/13 Lead
rich_hw 23/Apr/13 Lead
Graeme Hammond 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/13 Solo rpt

top felt much more tricky this time

Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S

nice, much easier after the start

chinkus303 06/Apr/13 2nd RP
Harry Holmes 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Joanna
horsefeathers ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Harry
jwhereat 10/Nov/12 2nd RP
Whealiebob 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo rpt
JamieSparkes 11/Aug/12 2nd rpt
The Big Sender 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Gudge ?/Aug/12 Solo O/S
shed_hed 27/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Solo rpt
The Reaper 27/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo
Dave Turnbull, BMC 01/Apr/12 Solo
maddy.c 31/Mar/12 -
Dan0Me 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Boob
Hidden 20/Mar/12 2nd dog
deacondeacon 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tallsop 20/Mar/12 2nd

Fell off once :( Good route though!

with terry
Milne 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S

good route. thought the crux was in the middle, but i am a bit stumpy and weak on slopers.

Brown 18/Mar/12 Solo
with Henry
Hidden ??/2012 TR
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 -
Mowglee 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ali
JamieSparkes 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Liam Ingram 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo
adam carless 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S

only just got it clean - one very hard move leaving the starting crack.

Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead
spitfirerick 28/Aug/11 2nd dog
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Aug/11 2nd
Andy Fielding 31/Jul/11 TR
JEP 07/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Mr Tickle 31/May/11 Lead O/S
al123 29/May/11 Solo O/S

good route.

Joe Grondowski 20/May/11 Solo
with Tom Churchman, Richard Armour, John Lynch
john lynch 18/May/11 Solo O/S
James Oswald 08/May/11 Lead O/S

Hard finish, pumpy top. Very nice.

llamaglama 25/Apr/11 2nd dnf
with Nick, Jam
JamieSparkes 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

really nice route, with the crux right at the start.

Nick1812P 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo rpt
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
nai 25/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Solo
nick ferro 31/Jul/10 -
thomasmouse 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

awesome but tricky start.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Stuart S 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Started to the right of Verandah Buttress but didn't use the crack except for gear

Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Nick Taylor 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Wills
Hidden 18/May/10 Solo rpt
Chris the Tall 21/Apr/10 Solo rpt
jon clayton 21/Apr/10 Lead
The Green Giant ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jon
fatbuoybazza 20/Feb/10 Lead dog

tried the start, couldnt in the 2ft wide crevass, so got up on the 8ft high snow drift and started from there..

Gazzawatson ??/2010 2nd
with Oscar Lopez & Sam Reed
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Tricky crux, jugs after.

with Alan
Lisaaa 28/Oct/09 2nd
with Tom Dixon
oliwarlow 17/Oct/09 2nd
with mav
Woodiee 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
lamma_hippie ?/Sep/09 2nd
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Solo
frost 19/Aug/09 Solo O/S

back roped with a grigri

Hidden 15/Aug/09 -
duzinga 08/Aug/09 2nd β

Saw guido and stu work the first bit.

with Guido
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Rachel S 18/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul/09 TR RP
charley 14/Jun/09 TR O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 19/Apr/09 Solo
dashitboarder 12/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
lowersharpnose 02/Apr/09 Solo

I like this one a lot.

Katie Marshall 29/Mar/09 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 17/Mar/09 Lead O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
troutbeck 15/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with A.M.
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 03/Sep/08 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 03/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead
Stig 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Shauna 14/Jul/08 Lead

I fell off the start twice. And then found the rest hard. Not my finest moment, but I did lead it clean.

with Nick Willis
burto 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with calum
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden 12/May/08 2nd dog
LankyPaddy 10/May/08 Lead O/S
galpinos 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
Kenny Larsen 04/Apr/08 2nd
johnboyrevel ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Faye
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Sep/07 Solo β
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead dog
Mick B 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rick Asher
colin milton 23/May/07 2nd
with pep
Chris the Tall 11/Apr/07 Solo rpt
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Chris the Tall 21/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Pythonist 19/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Luke Brooks 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 09/Sep/06 Solo
with Robin
leon ?/Sep/06 Lead
with Chris Munton
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jul/06 Solo O/S
mikecopp 04/Apr/06 Solo
Nicos 27/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Chris the Tall 14/Sep/05 Solo rpt
chris sm ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Neil Curtis 29/May/05 2nd
with Alan Barnes
Laramadness 28/May/05 Solo
Hidden 15/May/05 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/05 2nd
max_chan ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Lou
Chris M ??/2005 -
Rob Davies ?/Aug/03 Lead dnf

Stopped by final long reach, not for first time

with Les Goram
Hidden 21/Apr/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Hidden 06/May/01 2nd
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Mark Riley ?/May/00 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 16/Apr/00 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2000 -
Chris Ellis 09/Oct/99 Lead
with Andy Barker
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Lead
CrashMat Rob 30/May/98 Solo
with Martin Smith, Nicky
bigphil 13/Apr/98 Lead
with Phil R
Strong Steve 25/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 05/Jul/97 Lead O/S
skygodley 23/Mar/97 Solo O/S
cragspud ?/Jun/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/96 Solo
rurp ??/1996 -
Rich Kirby 05/Jun/95 Solo
Hidden 21/May/95 Solo
crossleysm ??/1994 Solo


Mick King 08/Aug/93 Solo
Hidden 02/May/93 Lead
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
Roget 05/Oct/91 Solo O/S
steve taylor ?/Jul/91 Solo
with jon jones
craig h 14/Oct/90 Lead O/S
with Matt Ford
Hidden 20/Aug/90 Solo
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/88 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Chris S
Stoney Boy ?/Oct/86 Solo O/S
mike bridges 13/Jul/86 2nd O/S
with Neil Gregory
goi.ashmore 04/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Tom V 24/May/86 Lead
with Mark Darwin
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/85 Lead
John Marsland 08/Jun/85 Solo
stp 07/Aug/83 Solo O/S

Not so hard.

Hidden 07/Nov/81 Solo
Hidden 14/Sep/80 Solo
Dave Musgrove 10/Aug/75 -
mikej 25/Mar/73 Solo
with Keith Gregson
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