Rockfax Description
Hand-traverse out right along the low break to the arete. Pumpy. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1954

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Nick1812P 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct 2nd O/S
sopaz 26/Sep Lead
with Deacon
Sam Simpson 22/Sep Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
quickdrawmcraw 19/Sep Lead
with claire, liz osbourn
Hidden 19/Sep 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC ?/Sep -
ben.phillips 29/Aug 2nd O/S
with Pati, Rob Kempster
Hidden 16/Aug Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 09/Aug Lead
with Tanya Milner
Hidden 09/Aug AltLd
John Higgs 08/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug Lead rpt
Jim Slater 08/Aug 2nd rpt

No. 15

TobyA 01/Aug Lead O/S
with TonyB
TonyB 01/Aug 2nd O/S

17 of 24 on attempted VS challenge

with TobyA
Hidden 18/Jul Lead rpt
bullwinkle 18/Jul 2nd rpt
with Bart
stev1e.wilso 11/Jul 2nd
John Brayshaw 11/Jul Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun 2nd O/S


with Paul Deane
jonhowson 07/Jun Lead O/S

Pumpy but really good.

with Mark
jshields 30/May 2nd


with Mike Irwin, Jonathan Harrison
Hidden 28/May Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May 2nd
with Duncan Bell
morganator 21/May Solo O/S
soph 21/May Solo rpt
Hidden 17/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May Lead rpt
Chris M 10/May AltLd
Chris M 07/May AltLd
with Doug Mc, Jim Walton
Hidden 07/May Lead
sgl 04/May Lead
with Susie
Wizzy 01/May Solo O/S
Jackwd 18/Apr Solo O/S
harold walmsley 05/Apr Solo rpt
kp64zl ?/Apr Lead
with Julian M
Ropeboy 28/Feb Solo

Solo'd before though not recorded previously

Hidden ??/2015 -
robgixer ??/2015 -
Tom Keaveny 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Matt Harmon 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
ralphio 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Felt quite pumpy. Climbed between showers in a freezing cold wind so this probably added to the difficulty.

with Charles
cem 10/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Ralph
icantthinkrightnow 05/Oct/14 Lead
giuly 05/Oct/14 Lead

Repeated after one fall. Pumpy finish (I finished a bit on the left)

with Steve
sting 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
stratandrew 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Rob Clark, Jim Symon
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 66

gronbech 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo rpt
luke glaister 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Really good. Looks are deceiving with this one. The thread is a welcome relief. class.

Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
casey johns 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
casey johns 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Alasdair88 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Dan Jenkin 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
ColdAndWet 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Tony Wallace
WhipperSnapper 11/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Minty
bazilikiukas 11/Jun/14 2nd dnf

Oops, I fell off properly for the first time and did not have the energy to finish it.

Matt Poole 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Thomas Heaton
LJC 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
RalphC 17/May/14 Lead
with Adrian
louise_364 17/May/14 TR O/S
Derek Furze 27/Apr/14 Lead
with Leigh Harrison
stuart90 16/Apr/14 -
with Laura Thompson
rich_hw 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Tim
James_L88 15/Mar/14 2nd dog
UnkArl 15/Mar/14 Lead β
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
gingerwolf 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/13 2nd
john_ni 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with David Fisher (PCC)
Jim Slater 14/Sep/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
tsjx 11/Aug/13 2nd
with Wayne
john max 10/Aug/13 2nd
with Eric Olson
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
cem 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Dan Zhou, Peter Murphy
petegruf 13/Jul/13 2nd
with dan z, charles m
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
lithos 29/Jun/13 2nd
with cookie
AshBash 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jem
robblowen 22/May/13 Lead RP
with Munch
Paul Hy 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with Phil T
the power 16/May/13 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
nrhardy 03/May/13 Lead O/S
the power 03/May/13 2nd rpt
with neil
CarlMonster 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S

A bit of a sandbag. ? Top of VS, easy HVS 4c. Pumpy

with Brian M
Double Knee Bar 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
Palmer 02/Mar/13 Lead

Good climbing, pumpy!

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
harry_lewis ??/2013 Lead dnf
with Jed
jedster1111 ??/2013 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Fresher
Barry D 23/Sep/12 2nd
with Ian Woollams
bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Bart
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 2nd
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
bullybones 31/Aug/12 Lead
with Neil
BeckyPayne 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with John Proctor
deacondeacon 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
rurp 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S

harder than it looks

lithos 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S

i found this very pumpy warm up!, maybe i was too far left of arete

with carmen
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Fragmod 06/Aug/12 Lead
Deezel65 06/Aug/12 2nd O/S
treg 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves on the traverse. Balancey above.

with Bird
shed_hed 27/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Hannes B 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
rockaddict 26/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hjort 27/May/12 2nd O/S
dr_botnik 23/May/12 2nd O/S
with Phil Taylor, Chris Daly-Roy
the power 23/May/12 Lead
with chris, rob
Hidden 17/May/12 2nd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 01/Apr/12 Solo
Nigel Bond 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
tomshanti 11/Mar/12 2nd β

hard,tough rounded finish

Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead
adie84 ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
Wyrdwired ??/2012 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 01/Dec/11 -
with Plum
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dave Latimer 30/Oct/11 2nd
timmsy 26/Oct/11 2nd
with rachel yorksclimbers
Rachel Somerville 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Rich T
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
victim of mathematics 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Hard work and with a very reachy move in the middle - must be desperate for shorties!

with Dan
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead
kev_george 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Sean King
rorschach 03/Sep/11 2nd

Great lead by Kevin - feeling the pump!

Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

previously lead in 1993

with Bob/Tom
buxtoncoffeelover 09/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 -

failed attempt, arms were pumped from previous climbs and the skin on the pads of my fingers wearing thin, then got pumped placing pro low down and went a bit off route higher up, skuttled off on to the vdiff. I'll be back!

Matt Shepherd 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Ben Harper 11/Jun/11 2nd β
Ed Westwood 11/Jun/11 Lead
gidmord 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
garburn 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
joemallia 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt
waydan ?/Jun/11 2nd
with Peris, El Swiftos
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead β
JamieSparkes 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
llamaglama 25/Apr/11 Lead
with Jam
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
stuaart 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pumpy, but definitely not harder than VS 4c.

with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave
Palindrome ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
JRae 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Steve J
Conan 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

HVS 5a if following the arete as described. VS 4b taking a line a meter or so to the left.

with Ian Bradley
Ken Taylor 02/Oct/10 TR
with Chris Michalak
Hidden 12/Sep/10 -
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
geddicakes 12/Sep/10 2nd
James_D 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great starting traverse.

with Esther
thomasmouse 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
markblair 03/Jul/10 Lead dog

Had to rest from halfway up, very pumped. Will come back with better technique!

with Alison Dixon
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Rob
Ketu 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 21/May/10 2nd
edd rab 20/May/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 20/May/10 2nd rpt
with Edd Rab
fatbuoybazza 09/May/10 Lead
with NickB
LakesWinter 04/May/10 2nd

Never HVS, just sustained 4b

with gustav
Gustav 04/May/10 Lead O/S
with Matt G
Wilbur 02/May/10 2nd

HVS. Pumpy all the way and had to pop for a hold (turned out to be a sloper of course) at half height!

with Caine
viking ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Thought this was hard for VS, quite pumpy getting gear in at the bottom flake and quite reachy through the awkward bulge. Gear was run-out and the landing looked awful. Finished off with a standard slopey top-out! Not a great warm-up, but an awesome route none-the-less. Respect to Joe Brown for doing this without cams!

with wilbur
Jim Slater 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Angus Malcolm
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
lewisg 06/Mar/10 TR O/S
with Nat
Mowglee 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Ali
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
Rampikino 11/Oct/09 Lead
with Cat
The Bad Cough 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rob84 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Louise and Tom (the dirty cavers!)
Mike Soulby 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Sam
peter myers ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Tom Sylvester
Hidden 30/Sep/09 Lead
wil_perry 26/Sep/09 2nd
with Barney
tedburt 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Hayes
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
b.hayley 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 05/Sep/09 2nd
with Ben H
andyebbens 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Paul
boulderholder 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A nice route, like a small 'Right-hand tower'. Positive slopers all the way up. Pleasing!

with Juliet Scott
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Solo O/S
daveclarke5 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
EAYL 08/Jun/09 2nd
with antcarney
tatz45 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Jon Dittman 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 16/May/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 16/May/09 2nd O/S
jameshall 01/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Blond
Shad ?/May/09 Lead
PanzerHanzler 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Rachel
MattT88 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Knight
Nicola 12/Apr/09 2nd β

direct start

with Alex
chrisclimber_1986 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Chris Nawrat
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
HIGHTOWER 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Ben Thynne
jgrigson 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Brown 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 TR
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
Dr Caterpillar 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

nice, quite pumpy, and fun for the short

with UBMC
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Mark Walter 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Tez29 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Mousey
Hidden 02/Oct/08 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 02/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Started dry enough, but within minutes of starting it was *hilariously* wet. Climbing without friction is interesting, lots of jamming and cams were involved. Absolutely ludicrous, painful, cold and generally silly conditions, but I still enjoyed myself immensly. Harder than the earlier E1!

with jamesca
popebenedictus 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Barry D 14/Sep/08 Lead
with Richard M
antdav 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Simon?
deano 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with tunnel morgan
al99 22/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd
monkeyjumper ?/Aug/08 2nd
maybe_si 28/Jul/08 Solo O/S
tiga271 29/Jun/08 2nd
with mark20
mark20 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Traversed out left to a nice ledge for a rest at mid-height. Then traversed back and completed route.

tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
SteveMyatt 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ka Kei Ho
AndyL 18/May/08 Lead
with Will
pimpy 18/May/08 2nd
Joe Dove 05/May/08 2nd
with kev
leon ?/May/08 Lead

Thought this one of the most pumpy routes I had lead. Maybe I was out of shape at the time.

with Steven Davidson
teflonpete ?/May/08 2nd β
with Alex
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
@ndy ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
DerwentDiluted 21/Oct/07 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
adam carless 20/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Jon_nz
Andy Moles 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Calum
nai 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
tlr 17/Aug/07 2nd
with Pom
malc 30/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Paul S
mje1398 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John M
Mick B 12/Jun/07 2nd
with Rick Asher
colin milton 23/May/07 2nd
with pep
Andysomething 23/May/07 2nd
with Bruce Perry
PenJD ?/May/07 Lead O/S
liz77 12/Apr/07 Lead
with HRC
Jim Vach 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Tim Dorsett
rich_greeny 24/Mar/07 2nd dog
with Ben Hanson
benjhans ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 06/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 29/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 21/Sep/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Mike H 17/Sep/06 Lead
with Mahjongg
mahjongg 17/Sep/06 2nd
with Mike H
Si dH 10/Aug/06 Lead RP

Got 3/4 way up this on a ver ybad day a year ago and retreated on to the severe, was easy this time. Good but short.

with Neil Furniss
Sankey 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Luke
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Phil West 15/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Shaun Walby
adam carless ??/2006 -
rob wmc 16/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Pete
RichardMc 16/Oct/05 Lead
with Angel Vila, John Evans
Hidden 23/Aug/05 Lead
greg101 11/Jul/05 Lead
with Matt O'Connor
Hidden 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Apharri ?/Aug/04 2nd
with Dave Wharton
lost.arrow 27/Jun/04 Lead
SMc ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Les Goram
Simon Caldwell 19/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 14/Jun/03 2nd
with John Inkpen
Hidden 01/Jun/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
dicky79 ??/2003 2nd
with Dave Emms
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Solo
malc 20/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Paul S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
John Andrew Simpson ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Martin Hepworth
Bry ?/Jul/01 2nd O/S
with Pete Roberts
r0b 12/May/01 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Blod 17/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with Dave C
Roget 13/Mar/99 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/98 2nd
CrashMat Rob 30/May/98 Solo
with Martin Smith, Nicky
Chris Ellis 24/Sep/97 Lead rpt
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 27/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/96 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
babymoac 14/Sep/96 Lead
with Ian S
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
jim_randell 17/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with SL2
Hidden 29/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/94 Lead dnf
Chris Ellis 01/May/94 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
Mick King 08/Aug/93 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Lead
pingora 12/Sep/91 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths 28/May/91 Solo
Hidden 07/Oct/90 Lead
steve prior ?/Jul/89 Lead
with Rob W
goi.ashmore 14/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Andy Say 04/Sep/87 Solo
Iain Thow 10/May/87 2nd
with Julian England
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/86 AltLd
mike bridges 13/Jul/86 2nd O/S
with P.U
Rob Davies 09/Aug/84 Lead
with Mike Papworth
Gordon Stainforth 15/Jul/70 2nd

'Grossly overgraded, but pleasant'

with Tim James
mikej 18/May/67 Solo
with Chris Bridge
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