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[The Nose, 2 kb]12m. Hand traverse out right along the lowest breaks to reach the well-positioned arete. A pumpy little number. © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown 1954

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

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 287 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Boy - Solo - 19/Aug/14

Alasdair88 - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/14

Dan Jenkin - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/14

ColdAndWet - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Tony Wallace

WhipperSnapper - Lead dog - 11/Jun/14 with Minty

Oops, I fell off properly for the first time and did not have the energy to finish it.
bazilikiukas - 2nd dnf - 11/Jun/14 with Oliver skeoch

Matt Poole - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Thomas Heaton

LJC - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Little Ben

RalphC - Lead - 17/May/14 with Adrian

louise_364 - TR O/S - 17/May/14

Derek Furze - Lead - 27/Apr/14 with Leigh Harrison

stuart90 - 16/Apr/14 with Laura Thompson

rich_hw - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Tim

James_L88 - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/14 with Karl Gregory

UnkArl - Lead β - 15/Mar/14 with James Long

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13

A bit tough for tired arms. So I backed off and Nik led. Good decision - and good lead Nik!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Nik H

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/13

john_ni - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/13 with David Fisher (PCC)

Jim Slater - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/13

tsjx - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Wayne

john max - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Eric Olson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Dan Zhou, Peter Murphy

petegruf - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with dan z, charles m

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13

lithos - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with cookie

AshBash - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Jem

robblowen - Lead RP - 22/May/13 with Munch

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Phil T

the power - 2nd rpt - 16/May/13 with Paul Hy

nrhardy - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with the power

the power - 2nd rpt - 03/May/13 with neil

A bit of a sandbag. ? Top of VS, easy HVS 4c. Pumpy
CarlMonster - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Brian M

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Blanchie

LukeP LCC - 2nd - 13/Apr/13 with steve kirman

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Solo - 03/Mar/13 with pete sargeant

Good climbing, pumpy!
Palmer - Lead - 02/Mar/13 with tim higgins

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with Fresher

Barry D - 2nd - 23/Sep/12 with Ian Woollams

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/12

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/12 with Tony Moody

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/12

BeckyPayne - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with John Proctor

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/12

harder than it looks
rurp - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

i found this very pumpy warm up!, maybe i was too far left of arete
lithos - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with carmen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/12

Fragmod - Lead - 06/Aug/12

Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/12

Nice moves on the traverse. Balancey above.
treg - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Bird

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

John Roberts (JR) - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Ben Wolstenholme

Hannes B - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Ben Wolstenholme - Jul/12

rockaddict - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

sonnenstern - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Toby Vye

Hjort - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Sophie Wilmes

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Phil Taylor, Chris Daly-Roy

the power - Lead - 23/May/12 with chris, rob

slacky - 2nd O/S - 17/May/12 with Chris Saunders

Hidden - Solo - 01/Apr/12

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 29/Mar/12 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12

hard,tough rounded finish
tomshanti - 2nd β - 11/Mar/12 with Luke Partridge

Hidden - Lead - Feb/12

adie84 - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

admackie - 2012

Guy Wilson - 01/Dec/11 with Plum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Dave Latimer - 2nd - 30/Oct/11

timmsy - 2nd - 26/Oct/11 with rachel yorksclimbers

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Rich T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ben

Hard work and with a very reachy move in the middle - must be desperate for shorties!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Dan

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/11

kev_george - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sean King

Great lead by Kevin - feeling the pump!
rorschach - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with Kev_George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Dad

previously lead in 1993
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Bob/Tom

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/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!
CurlyStevo - Jul/11

Matt Shepherd - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

Ben Harper - 2nd β - 11/Jun/11 with Gideon Mordecai

Ed Westwood - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with nilsamelinckx

gidmord - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ben Harper

garburn - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ed Westwood

joemallia - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11 with Fidel Sciamanna

waydan - 2nd - Jun/11 with Peris, El Swiftos

Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/11

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Nick, Claire

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Jamie

llamaglama - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Jam

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 14/Apr/11

Pumpy, but definitely not harder than VS 4c.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave

Palindrome - 2nd - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

JRae - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Steve J

HVS 5a if following the arete as described. VS 4b taking a line a meter or so to the left.
Conan - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Ian Bradley

Ken Taylor - TR - 02/Oct/10 with Chris Michalak

wolverine - 12/Sep/10 with Sarah Marks

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

geddicakes - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Mike Hayes

Great starting traverse.
James_D - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Esther

thomasmouse - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Rob

Had to rest from halfway up, very pumped. Will come back with better technique!
markblair - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with Alison Dixon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/10 with Rob

Ketu - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Graeme H

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

edd rab - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - 2nd rpt - 20/May/10 with Edd Rab

fatbuoybazza - Lead - 09/May/10 with NickB

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/10

Gustav - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with Matt G

HVS. Pumpy all the way and had to pop for a hold (turned out to be a sloper of course) at half height!
Wilbur - 2nd - 02/May/10 with Caine

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!
viking - Lead O/S - May/10 with wilbur

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Angus

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/10

lewisg - TR O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Nat

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Ali

JulesV - Solo - 09/Nov/09

Rampikino - Lead - 11/Oct/09 with Cat

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Michael Clayton

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Louise and Tom (the dirty cavers!)

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Sam

peter myers - Lead - Oct/09 with Tom Sylvester

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/09

wil_perry - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Barney

tedburt - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Pete Hayes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09

b.hayley - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with alfredo

Alfredo - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with Ben H

andyebbens - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Paul

A nice route, like a small 'Right-hand tower'. Positive slopers all the way up. Pleasing!
boulderholder - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Juliet Scott

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/09

daveclarke5 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Stephen

EAYL - 2nd - 08/Jun/09 with antcarney

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Katy Vose

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/09

BorisVBlade - 2nd O/S - 16/May/09 with Jonathan Phillips

jameshall - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Tom Blond

Shad - Lead - May/09

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Rachel

MattT88 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Andy Knight

direct start
Nicola - 2nd β - 12/Apr/09 with Alex

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Chris Nawrat

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/09

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Ben Thynne

jgrigson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Brown - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Solo

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/09

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Hidden - TR - 2009

Sal37 - Lead O/S - 2009

nice, quite pumpy, and fun for the short
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with UBMC

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with mark walter

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Dave Ripley

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Mousey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/08

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!
whiting.jp - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/08 with jamesca

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Adrian Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/08

Barry D - Lead - 14/Sep/08 with Richard M

antdav - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Simon?

deano - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with tunnel morgan

al99 - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/08

monkeyjumper - 2nd - Aug/08

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/08

tiga271 - 2nd - 29/Jun/08 with mark20

Traversed out left to a nice ledge for a rest at mid-height. Then traversed back and completed route.
mark20 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

tom_1985 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Chris Thomas

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/08

SteveMyatt - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Ka Kei Ho

AndyL - Lead - 18/May/08 with Will

Joe Dove - 2nd - 05/May/08 with kev

Thought this one of the most pumpy routes I had lead. Maybe I was out of shape at the time.
leon - Lead - May/08 with Steven Davidson

teflonpete - 2nd β - May/08 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

@ndy - Lead - 2008

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 21/Oct/07 with Nicola Pettit

adam carless - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/07 with Jon_nz

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Calum

nai - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Tim

tlr - 2nd - 17/Aug/07 with Pom

malc - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/07 with Paul S

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with John M

Mick B - 2nd - 12/Jun/07 with Rick Asher

colin milton - 2nd - 23/May/07 with pep

Andysomething - 2nd - 23/May/07 with Bruce Perry

PenJD - Lead O/S - May/07

liz77 - Lead - 12/Apr/07 with HRC

Jim Vach - Lead - 01/Apr/07 with Tim Dorsett

rich_greeny - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/07 with Ben Hanson

benjhans - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Rich, Owen

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/06 with solo

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/06

Mike H - Lead - 17/Sep/06 with Mahjongg

mahjongg - 2nd - 17/Sep/06 with Mike H

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.
Si dH - Lead RP - 10/Aug/06 with Neil Furniss

Sankey - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Luke

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/06

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Shaun Walby

adam carless - 2006

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/05 with Pete

RichardMc - Lead - 16/Oct/05 with Angel Vila, John Evans

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/05

greg101 - Lead - 11/Jul/05 with Matt O'Connor

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Apharri - 2nd - Aug/04 with Dave Wharton

SMc - Lead O/S - May/04 with Anne

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/03

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 14/Jun/03 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/03

dicky79 - 2nd - 2003 with Dave Emms

Hidden - Solo - Sep/02

malc - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/02 with Paul S

Jon Greengrass - 2002

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/01

r0b - Solo O/S - 12/May/01

tlr - 2nd - 2000

Hidden - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/99

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/98

CrashMat Rob - Solo - 30/May/98 with Martin Smith, Nicky

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/97 with Louise Pellett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/97

Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

babymoac - Lead - 14/Sep/96 with Ian S

borderline - Lead O/S - 1996

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/95 with SL2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/94

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 01/May/94 with Rachel Nicolson

Chris the Tall - Lead - May/92

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 28/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/90

steve prior - Lead - Jul/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/88

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Sep/87

Iain Thow - 2nd - 10/May/87 with Julian England

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Aug/86

mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/86 with P.U

'Grossly overgraded, but pleasant'
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 15/Jul/70 with Tim James

mikej - Solo - 18/May/67 with Chris Bridge

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Voting
Total votes cast 145
hard HVS0 of 52
HVS0 of 52
easy HVS6 of 52
hard VS20 of 52
VS24 of 52
easy VS1 of 52
hard HS1 of 52
HS0 of 52
easy HS0 of 52
hard 4c0 of 52
4c0 of 52
easy 4c34 of 52
hard 4b13 of 52
4b5 of 52
easy 4b0 of 52
hard 4a0 of 52
4a0 of 52
easy 4a0 of 52
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Style of ascent

Soloed34 of 287 (11.8%)
Lead133 of 287 (46.3%)
Followed94 of 287 (32.8%)
Toproped4 of 287 (1.4%)
Alt Leads4 of 287 (1.4%)
Unknown18 of 287 (6.3%)

'Climbed'121 of 287 (42.2%)
clean O/S136 of 287 (47.4%)
clean β6 of 287 (2.1%)
clean rpt15 of 287 (5.2%)
clean RP2 of 287 (0.7%)
dogged5 of 287 (1.7%)
dnf2 of 287 (0.7%)