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[Tidy like, 2 kb]12m. The sustained leaning crack left of the niches in the north-facing wall is followed by sustained and steep jamming. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Piggott early 1920s 1922

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500.

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This climb is in 337 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

the power - Lead - 21/Sep/14

Wright.phil - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with phil (sheffield), Paul Hy

runestone - Lead - 20/Sep/14 with David

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14

daviesp2 - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

OliverRoss - 2nd β - 24/Aug/14 with Tom Wilding-Steele

First HS!
twildingsteele - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/14 with Ken

RJP - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Katie Farrell

K Farrell - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Rich Pooley

Guidebook line right but description wrong. It's not sustained and there's very little jamming !
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Mynydd Gavin

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

mikestr555 - Lead - 03/Aug/14

Marmoset - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Mike

mcrockett - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with razzorbuzz

mrteale - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

Simonj - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

EeFu - Lead - 31/May/14 with Isabel

K Farrell - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with K McKay

K Mckay - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with K Farrell

bullybones - 2nd - 21/May/14 with Neil

Well done to Jessica for getting up her first outdoor route
dean79 - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Jessica Hardy, Marc Lloyd

jessica-h - 2nd - 18/May/14 with dean, marc

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Jessica Hardy, Dean Bucknall

Matt_C9716 - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Matt

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 14/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/14

dashby - 2nd - 06/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

JohnHutch - Lead - 30/Apr/14 with Pip, Nik H

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/14

MTL - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Donnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

ade sheffield - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Chris Saywell

numb, cold hands. bugger
The Norris - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Gem

Alfie Conn - 2014

Clemmo - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13 with Matt Kempson

jshields - Lead - 26/Oct/13 with Ben Devonport

bendevonport - 2nd - 26/Oct/13 with Mike Dowsett, Jon Shields

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Blake

Merlin - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Tara Cochrane

SamJones974 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Nathan Missin

Hidden - Solo - 19/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

john max - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Becky E

Becky E - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with John Maxfield PCC

joemallia - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/13 with Mark Sinclair

Lotoni - 2nd - Jul/13

Griff1990 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Tom Huges

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

gavster - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Johanna, Marnoch

Jo placed gear up to the crux.
mhamiltonj - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13 with Johanna, Ross Y

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Not much jamming required despite what the guide book said, nice straightforward climb
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Alex Thackway

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

the power - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with deacon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Chris Gardner

Hidden - 16/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/13

Pilch - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13

K Wall - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Martin

Phil373 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/13

tjsx101 - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Rob Middleton

AlanPedrick - 2013

climbed after leading amazon crack , both given severe in BMC,maybe a little harder technically , but too much good gear to warrent HS .
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Chris Smith

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with The Boy Wunda

LesserTrochanter - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with John Proctor

Clemmo - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Will Hawthorne

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Oct/12

riff156 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Matt Crawford

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

Sweaty midge fest!
monkeyboyraw - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Jim

howlingbaboon - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/12 with Scott, Rob

Another James - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with Rachel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 01/Jul/12

Keenb - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Dougal

razzorbuzz - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Andy Elliot

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

slacky - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Chris Saunders

Clee - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

john max - Lead - 27/May/12 with Jen Maxfield

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

David Kay - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Mel Michon

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/May/12

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/12

Theeni - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Mike Kennedy

AndyPagett - TR - 08/Apr/12 with Adam Mitchell

shouter - 2nd - 30/Mar/12

My first night climb! Awesome!
Jackwd - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Angela Paul

Lovely route. Done in the pitch black. Found it really easy but with some delightful moves on it and sneaky holds. Good lead by Jack climbing by headtorch :-)
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Jack Drake

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/12

J.Atkins - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Tom Osterwold

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/11

seanlikeskites - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Jack Pattinson

jockpat - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Sean Enderby

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mark

Matt Groom - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

shouter - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

fatbuoybazza - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/11 with liv_the_div

Reedymc - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Nick Mitchell

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

Trobbo - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with andy hartley

Nice moves, not much need to jam, big holds all the way.
LP - Lead O/S - Aug/11

pleasant
Luke_G - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Kevin

Danny Crump - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Jul/11

SteveM - Solo - 17/Jul/11

Nice route.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Alan Dobson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

riven - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with John Jones

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11

JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Joe

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with DICS chris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/11

AlexxelA - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

Really nice well protected climb. Sustained but not at all strenuous.
cloneragan - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/11

James_D - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rach

ian2707 - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Good fun
skip222222 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Peter Broadbent, Kyle Bayliss, Ian Moore

jcooper8 - 2nd - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/11

Palindrome - 2nd - Apr/11

andrusht84 - Lead - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

David Smith - 2011

probso - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Oct/10

ElvisLeg - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Lee Harris

Right elbow filled with fluid to impressive proportions after this climb making it the last of the day at only 12pm.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ashley Edwards

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10

ouyin - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with dad

Good and well protected. Chunky, steady climbing. Not as sustained or as much jamming as description suggests. Would be 2* if it didnt get so close to the Diff in the corner near the top. Happy with this one - first orange spot route since accident.
Conor1 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with joe lynch

Howard J - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Jeff Burgum

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

christina9689 - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with dkelly

andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with German Benny

Will_Maxwell - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Carina Topham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/10

razzorbuzz - TR O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Darren Tracey, Vicki

Marc Murphy - AltLd - Jul/10

Warm up. Had a bit of a nightmare though on reaching the cracks. Escaped off left. Poo.
Richard Gilbert - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/10 with Alex Lambert

pizza - Lead - 25/Jun/10

I found the crux steep jam a bit painful, probably poor technique.
Duncan Beard - 2nd - 25/Jun/10 with Pete Hewson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/10

Tony Mustow - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

emmafromSB - Lead - 19/May/10 with Alex

Hexman - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/10

nice little route. easily done without hand jamming.
slik tommy - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

JohnHutch - Lead - 29/Apr/10 with Nik H, L

Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Alan

JohnHutch - Lead - 05/Mar/10 with SC

mattorford - Lead - 2010

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Colin

SteveM - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Andy

Alpandy - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Steve

bobpilgrem - 2nd - 10/Sep/09 with Bob/Nic

Dave Mountford - Lead - 12/Aug/09 with alex thackaway

Karlos - Solo - 08/Aug/09

DaNo123 - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with em + jez

Also with Steve Birchall
Howard J - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Jeff Burgum

jimorothy - Lead - 26/Jun/09 with Scott Barnett

tlr - Solo - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/09

Benrj - 2nd - 23/May/09 with lauren foster

dannymoo99 - 2nd - 24/Apr/09 with Tom Shooter

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/09

Cake - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Matt

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Ben H

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with liv_the_div

lucasp - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with ditch

sshandy - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Silver Surfer

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Alex WW & Neil

Kirill - 05/Apr/09 with Pete Horn, Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Pete Horn

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

kimrickwood - 2009

Hidden - 2009

mark_jc - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/08

willson - Lead - 10/Oct/08 with Wills

whiting.jp - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with jamesca

Barry D - 2nd - 14/Sep/08 with Richard M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08

petemeads - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/08

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 17/Jun/08 with Chris B

Not really sustained at all - very cruxy - and I don't remember too much jamming either! Good though.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Carmen

CupFullOf Mead - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with IAmAStone

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/08

andybeanland - Lead O/S - 28/May/08 with Alyson

kenneM - Lead - May/08 with Steve Marner

RachaelB - Lead - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Dunx - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Adam

Matt Schwarz - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with tim irlam

sausage - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Matt Schwarz

Adam Humphreys - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Dunx

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/08

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2008 with Kris Scheinkonig

tradguy - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Mandy Talbot

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07 with Phil Baxter

kendogcatchy - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Raquel

prof_vague - TR O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Nick

monita - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Nick

FrankW - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Robin H-J

tiga271 - Lead - Sep/07 with mark,dave,mathew

flyboy86 - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Dave Clarke

pbrack - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Andrew Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07

malc - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Paul S

btc - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/07 with Susannah Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07

mickwood - 2nd - 06/Jun/07 with Headjam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07

shameless - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with fi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07

no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with loudfish

spbond - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Sam Strong

SamStrong - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Stephen Bond

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/07 with Teddington

benjhans - 2nd O/S - Mar/07 with Rich, Owen

peter myers - Mar/07 with Simon Hemming

Tim W - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Darren Miller

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2007

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/06 with Jim

harryt - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06 with Eugenia

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - Sep/06

CJE - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Dan Parsons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/06

colin milton - Lead - 24/Jun/06 with jayb

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 04/May/06 with Alasdair Buchanan

Nicos - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/06 with solo

John Lisle - 2006

mr bounce - 2006

@ndy - 2nd O/S - 2006

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05

Jacob Ram - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/05 with elisa best

Shad - 2nd - Mar/05

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2005

liamnkaz - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/04 with Ian H

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/04

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/04

Shad - Lead - May/04

Phil West - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/04 with David Atherton

Batty - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/03

Hidden - 2003

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/02 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02

Dave Toseland - 2002

Hedley - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/01

sixties - Lead - 16/Jul/00 with hrd

Howard J - 2nd - 06/Feb/00 with Jeff Burgum

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000

Hidden - 20/Jun/99

PenJD - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/99 with Stuart North

JiveWeasel - Lead - 30/Mar/96

Hidden - 1996

craig h - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/95

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/95 with Rachel Nicolson

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 07/May/95

Roget - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/95

rurp - 1995

Iain Thow - Solo - 01/Aug/93

Tony Buckley - Aug/93 with Tony Jinks

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/92

tapley - 24/May/90

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

mikej - Solo - 04/Oct/73 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 25/Mar/73 with Keith Gregson

Dave Musgrove - 20/Feb/66

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Voting
Total votes cast 153
hard VS0 of 55
VS0 of 55
easy VS1 of 55
hard HS0 of 55
HS30 of 55
easy HS8 of 55
hard S15 of 55
S1 of 55
easy S0 of 55
hard 4c0 of 53
4c1 of 53
easy 4c0 of 53
hard 4b5 of 53
4b29 of 53
easy 4b4 of 53
hard 4a13 of 53
4a1 of 53
easy 4a0 of 53
3 Stars0 of 45
2 Stars10 of 45
1 Star34 of 45
0 Stars1 of 45
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Style of ascent

Soloed28 of 337 (8.3%)
Lead164 of 337 (48.7%)
Followed105 of 337 (31.2%)
Toproped5 of 337 (1.5%)
Alt Leads2 of 337 (0.6%)
Unknown33 of 337 (9.8%)

'Climbed'140 of 337 (41.5%)
clean O/S172 of 337 (51.0%)
clean β1 of 337 (0.3%)
clean rpt18 of 337 (5.3%)
dogged4 of 337 (1.2%)
dnf2 of 337 (0.6%)