Rockfax Description
The tall straight flake is wide, awkward and slippery but cams in the horizontal breaks make it safe enough. Swarm up the flake to a high ledge with a huge wobbly block and finish up the short wall behind, or step left onto the arete for more exposure. © Rockfax

FA. Herbert Hartley 1929

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Hidden 01/Nov Lead dnf
rushy11111918 27/Oct TR
Hidden 10/Oct Lead
dom94 09/Oct Solo O/S
Piers Harley 04/Oct Lead
with Simon Clark
Hidden 19/Sep Lead
Hidden 10/Sep 2nd
Bryan M 11/Aug -
EBailey 06/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul Lead
pawel suhy 15/Jul 2nd O/S

Not sure about top up

with Neil B.
martinbettridge06 04/Jul 2nd
Ian Saxton 04/Jul 2nd
with martin, dave
david harvey 04/Jul Lead O/S
with martin,Ian
atom 01/Jul 2nd
john_ni 27/Jun Lead rpt
john max 27/Jun 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun 2nd β
FredTB 25/Jun Lead dog

Took a rest on a size 3 cam in a break after getting gripped not having any gear big enough to fill the chimney. felt pretty insecure, lacking good gear beyond a size 4 hex about 3m up and a couple of cams 4m above that until after the ledge at the flake where climbing is good, and gear is plentiful, especially to protect the fun top out.

will_lake 20/Jun Lead O/S
Richardlake 20/Jun 2nd O/S


Andrew Lodge 08/Jun 2nd
with Pete
joermann 30/May Lead
Montecore 27/May Lead dog

First climb of the day, got pumped and rested on gear. Hard for a 4b.

with Stephen Strudwick
strudles 27/May 2nd O/S
with Rikki
Hidden 20/May Lead O/S
garywong 16/May Lead O/S
with Anthony
mrteale 15/May Solo O/S
andybirtwistle 13/May Lead
with Steve Clegg
climbingrick 12/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Lead
twildingsteele 10/May Lead O/S

Not much gear but easy climbing

with Tess
teh_mark 09/May 2nd O/S
with Noémie Anselme, Adam Looker
Luke90 04/May Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 04/May 2nd dog
CharlieMack 04/May Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May 2nd
NickJH 04/May Lead O/S
with M Reed
Hidden ?/May Lead O/S
jasonpm 19/Apr -
PanzerHanzler 18/Apr Lead rpt
with Jason M
giuly 15/Apr 2nd
with Ben Abell, Neil Shephard
amccann 09/Apr Solo O/S
mattc 06/Apr 2nd β
Hidden 05/Apr Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 05/Apr 2nd O/S
with Rob Edwards
Webster 04/Apr 2nd
GermanAlex 04/Apr Lead rpt

bolder than I remembered

Hidden 21/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
robgixer ??/2015 -
OERees 09/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Tom Keaveny 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
theomoore 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
buglow 11/Oct/14 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
GuyVG 04/Oct/14 Solo rpt
with Ozzy, Malc, Rambo and Noakes.
Tithe Technique 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
charley 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Kev's lead.

Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
sampollitt 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
K Farrell 21/Sep/14 Lead

Messed around for what seemed like days trying to get over the bulge before you get ontop of the flake. Tricksy.

Dave Warburton 21/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Solo
StevieLee 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Massive flake - almost a stack. Size 6 dragon cam wasn't big enough! Some medium cam placements on the main wall and on the actual flake itself (size 2/3 dragon cams fitted well). Moves weren't too bad since there was plenty of rest positions.

SuperLee1985 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Pumpy lay-backing. Thugged it a bit as a result of failing to sort my right foot at the crux.

with simon gale, stevie lee
Paul Hy 01/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Jenni L
Jenni Lees 01/Sep/14 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 21/Aug/14 2nd O/S
morganator 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/14 2nd β
Egons Issy 10/Aug/14 2nd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
Walvis 09/Aug/14 2nd
nick ferro 27/Jul/14 -
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/14 2nd
franhammond92 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
leeds_belle 11/Jul/14 2nd dog

Greasy layback, fell backwards a little bit.

with Will
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 30/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/14 Lead
Polnedrane 30/Jun/14 -
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Sol Armer 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/14 2nd
Marq 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
JoeWakefield 13/Jun/14 2nd
robblowen 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 12/Jun/14 Solo rpt
WhipperSnapper 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Minty
bazilikiukas 12/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori 26/May/14 Lead dnf
with Kirsten Donovan
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead
philmitch 26/May/14 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 25/May/14 Lead O/S
tcn_2002 25/May/14 2nd
JackM92 18/May/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 16/May/14 2nd
Jonathan Richardson 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with Emma
Hidden 13/May/14 Lead
john_ni 13/May/14 2nd
with Mick Sissons (PCC)
planetmarshall 03/May/14 Lead O/S
professorcobra 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Frank
callumbtaylor 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Could've done with some huge cams...would've decked out at the crux if I hadn't made it

tedswag 24/Apr/14 2nd β

Nothing but gigantic cams will protect.

Paul Hy 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd
Petar Samkov 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
andy.smythe ?/Apr/14 Lead

brilliant route! I thought it was tough for 4b though.

BoulderyDave 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
Adamski1986 29/Mar/14 2nd
stub1990 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Adam Gregg
BTphonehome 28/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Tony, Kasha
tmawer 28/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha, Bram
kasha_gregson 28/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with tony, Bram
Radical-G 09/Mar/14 2nd β
Simonj 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Calum Wadsworth 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Emma
Chris Craggs 24/Oct/13 2nd

Nice, one awkward move at 1/4 height. Good cams in the horizontals.

with Gordon, Graham Parkes
Steve Lenartowicz 05/Oct/13 Lead
with Clare
arthur_de_briton 28/Sep/13 Lead β
with cat mckenna
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
thrutch 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Marc
timreynolds 28/Sep/13 Lead
petecallaghan 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Tim
Pero 21/Sep/13 Lead
louby 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
chris_B 21/Sep/13 2nd
Aline 20/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield
john_ni 20/Sep/13 Lead
with Peak CC
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
philmcf ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd
MD 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark H
guy757 14/Aug/13 -
tomthecoolperson 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
metrorat 03/Aug/13 Lead dog

First trad leader fall!

with Amy Wight, Neill Hunter
aking12 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Stevenson
James Oakes 30/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead
Lancer 18/Jun/13 2nd
shaunhumphreys 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jem
Mr. K 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Very well protected if you have a set of cams - not sure what the guidebook is on about! Plesant enough. =o)

Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
edd rab 16/May/13 Lead rpt
with adrian scott
adrianscott 16/May/13 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
mikealexpayne 30/Apr/13 Lead
DaveInPortwood 30/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd dog
kk_cheung 27/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/13 2nd
the power 21/Mar/13 2nd

in trainers

with deacon
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
seanlikeskites 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
daviesp2 14/Oct/12 2nd
ian d f 14/Oct/12 Lead
with Olaf
Ewano 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Nervy move to solo. Really nice though.

Lenny 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Phil .N
deacondeacon 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Best route of the day, laybacked all the way. Even enjoyed the little face climb at the top.

Hidden 27/Sep/12 2nd
bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Bart
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Julia Chatterton 09/Sep/12 2nd
with Rachel
Wayne S 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tim newton 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with marie brichova
pbuggy91 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 31/Aug/12 2nd
Matt Cooke 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S
prometheus 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
treg 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Led after my partner decided it wasn't the day. Good cam placements if you step up for them before going for the crux. Off widthed the next section because I was feeling runout even though the face climbing looked easier. Nice route. An exciting ride for those who have the guidebook which gives it S.

with Dan Osbaldeston
Ian Hylands 23/Jul/12 TR O/S
RichyBOYY 21/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd
howlingbaboon 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Scott
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 13/Jun/12 2nd
hamishjoe 12/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Great Flake, Severe 4b in my dad's old Stanage guide - finished and thought 'that was bloody hard for a severe!' Easy for a VS but a cracking thrutch.

BRoe 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S
whitehouse_rhys 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with ben roe
AlexxelA 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Found there to be plenty of gear. Enjoyable route, although i did get a lttle swallowed by the crack, and at one point wondered if i would leave my leg behind in it.

GermanAlex 29/May/12 Lead O/S

found the move around the bulge rather puzzling/ hard, sweaty hands were slipping in the heat, solved it by a classic knee-jam in the end (laybacking hurts less than jamming until you fall off). would say that protection is more than adquate on the entire climb (contrary to what the guidebook says)

steveth 18/May/12 Lead O/S

Wouldn't fancy it without a big cam (or two).

DannyK 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 04/May/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
bullybones 29/Mar/12 Lead
with Nell
Daniel Heath 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S


with Alun
gavinpeach 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 21/Mar/12 TR dog

Came off on the crux! Doh!

Jackwd 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S

One of my silly warm-ups again! Not as easy as it appears and rather bold!

charley 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Lovely climb, didn't find the crux straight-forward.

with JackD, Ange
mattgrange 12/Mar/12 2nd

Good lead from Jay

tompilgrem 21/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 21/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Big cams (5/6)protect- otherwise rather bold.

with Tom
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
andy.smythe ??/2012 -
fifth ??/2012 -
Steve Perry 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Emilia
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
wi11 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
shouter 28/Oct/11 Lead
melonmike 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Natalya, Lucy B, Beth, Katy Huett, Chris Rees, Penny
Natalyaaa 22/Oct/11 TR dnf

Horrid overhang with bad off balance hand holds. :(

penny_pops25 22/Oct/11 2nd dog
with lucy, beth, katy, natalyia, mikey
chrisallan 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
KMoeckell 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
rocktigger 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Andy Peak 1 02/Oct/11 Lead
with random
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 23/Sep/11 Lead
danny269 12/Sep/11 2nd

need big pro - quite committing

with Keir
Bry 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S
spitfirerick ?/Sep/11 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Dave in Nature, Nick Bean
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 Solo
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Harder and bigger than it looked. took a few goes to work out the moves over the bulge, the rest was fun, everything is so big ! Hard for the grade.

with Marilyn
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Jul/11 Lead
jayrenegade 24/Jul/11 Lead

Started this, but ended up on zagret. Ari had an epic.

with Ari
ChrisBrooke 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hot Rock Tom
pie_eater_pete 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
Steven Andrews 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

had heard that the gear was not great but cams in the bounding walls protect it pretty well.

with Tanya
Blurgy319 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Peter Williams
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Barney
Tithe Technique 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Lovely route...tricky move to get over the bulge on the flake, especially when my wrist popped! Took me a while to work it out but ended up using the other hand in a horizontal jam in the break on the left and moving up on that!!

tobydunford 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd RP
jw231 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Skew
ally1509 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
nickmattia 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with bartshaw
john_ni 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/11 Lead
BeccaSnowden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
thomasadixon 01/May/11 2nd O/S
with Becca
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
PeteH 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
rockman 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
timcedwards 14/Apr/11 2nd
Jake Young 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jarvis
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
jcooper8 07/Apr/11 2nd
geddicakes 26/Mar/11 Lead
with slim, James Restorick, Liam
Karl Wooffindin 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Bryce Rigler
joe.91 08/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/11 Solo rpt
smudge 17/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with Joe Angell
SteWatkins ?/Jan/11 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Wyrdwired ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 13/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd dnf
31770 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 06/Nov/10 2nd
Andrew Sloan 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Climbed in approach shoes.

with Tim, Steve Grove
adamwesthead 18/Sep/10 Lead β
with Zeb
zebster 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Rick, Adam
john lynch 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Luke Dickens
martinbettridge06 ?/Sep/10 Lead
Johnny B Diggerman 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Great climb enjoyed the layback in the early part, fair holds where you need them, lots of arm work for this climb

with Nick Hemmings, Paul G
JamieSparkes 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S

get in it!

with Nick
Nick1812P 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
bennevis 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb with crux in middle but can reach up & get in good pro

with Barry
Hidden 21/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
gethin_allen 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Pete V
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 25/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Garron 17/Jul/10 Lead β
stratandrew 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/10 -
jose.climbing 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Oceanic 21/Jun/10 -
nadeem 02/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Jack Whiteley 28/May/10 2nd dog
with Lee
Rampikino 23/May/10 Lead
with Trudie Philpott, Cat
PanzerHanzler 15/May/10 Lead O/S
DaNo123 15/May/10 2nd
with HARRY, STU, Hanzler
bigphil 22/Apr/10 Lead
with John, Mark
edd rab 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Becky E 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/10 -
wazir.safeer 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Quite cheeky for the grade! Should learn to trust feet more and commit to crux

with Alkis
Alkis 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Saf
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead
JWB 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
jon_gill1 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Climbed this one before breakfast after waking up in Robin Hood's cave

with Mark D
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd
Mark D 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
peggy_on_the_rocks 09/Mar/10 2nd dog
DanH9883 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Lee
andrew sandercock 02/Mar/10 Solo O/S
mattorford ??/2010 Lead
RossG ??/2010 -
will_benfold ??/2010 Lead O/S
tallan9 ??/2010 -
drysori ??/2010 Lead
cymjt ??/2010 -
MorganPreece 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

In trainers! :)

with Monty
monsteratt 05/Dec/09 TR O/S
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Great fun moves (awkward and bit thrutchy in the middle). Need to buy a bigger cam!

with Billy
Luuuuuke 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
Shonkhor 31/Oct/09 2nd
with James
adamwesthead 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with SPA
Jonathan Hall 18/Sep/09 Lead
disturbed_one51 18/Sep/09 2nd
with Wee man
tedburt 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Hayes
Brown 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead
AngelaC 21/Aug/09 2nd
Mike W 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
frost 17/Aug/09 Solo
stevevoidstar 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Lead under the impression that this was S 4a! (It is in On Peak Rock). Protectable if you have a rack of large friends. I only have 1 and had to resort to alpine measures ( a weighted sling, no less ).

with Scott Chafer
b.hayley 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Ben H
Pilch 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Graham
jaimer 25/Jul/09 -
steve2006 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
RiverRoam 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Keith
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
jubolo 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with mark
Tanya Savage 13/Jun/09 2nd

un-positive for feet

Neil Pacey 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 29/May/09 -
Tez29 29/May/09 Lead O/S


with Mousey
Hidden 30/Apr/09 Lead O/S
smudge 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jim Wiggy
Dan Lane 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Effectively on TR until the bulge because dad lowered off here. Just got to commit to the layback.

with Dad
Jules Lane 11/Apr/09 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
Owen W-G 04/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Tony Seale
willoates ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
HansUDes 15/Mar/09 2nd rpt

ZigZag Flake Crack VS 4b, (Stange Guidebook Route 30, p246), Seconded after David.

furry 01/Mar/09 Lead
with Clive
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Jon Dittman 31/Jan/09 2nd
maybe_si ??/2009 Solo O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
grumpyoldjanner 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Owen
tweedcore 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 17/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with daveyw
Hidden 17/Oct/08 Lead
erica 12/Oct/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
naine 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S

with rich and tim

with richc
larryscott 27/Sep/08 TR β
with tony & joe
philboy 23/Sep/08 Lead
with matt g
Byronius Maximus 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Paul du Toit
Ollie Wickham 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Matt Schwarz 17/Sep/08 2nd O/S
pabbage ?/Sep/08 Lead
catblack ?/Sep/08 2nd
with rob
Mithral999 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Gary Kempster
John Haxon 17/Aug/08 TR O/S
with Jon Punshon, Nancy Kniveton
petemeads 15/Aug/08 Lead
with AJMeads
mikelaing ?/Aug/08 Lead
with David & Makiko
philboy 23/Jul/08 Lead
with matt g
Gambit 21/Jul/08 Lead rpt

1st leader fall for Paul, lead through.

with Paul
JohnAI ?/Jul/08 Lead
LakesWinter 23/Jun/08 2nd
with Phil B
timharrison 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jo Chia
EAYL 10/Jun/08 Lead
with Richard, sc2004
Goody 10/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Checkley
mattyork2 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
Kit Gillibrand 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with Roly Chuter
Rollo 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kit
Hidden 17/May/08 2nd
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Matthallinan 22/Apr/08 Lead
with Nicky Winn
MattOwen 17/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable, delicate, climbing. When it seems blank you take a breath, step out onto the wall and layback up: leaving the few bits of gear there are depressingly/exileratingly near the ground.

with Evin O'Riordain
rayash 19/Feb/08 Lead
with rosie
Ed Booth 12/Feb/08 Solo O/S


Andysomething 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Not much gear but there where it counts

with Colin Binks
vvanhinsbergh 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Swinn
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
richyg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
jl 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Jon
Pythonist 04/Oct/07 Solo O/S
tom.ireson ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Very wet misty day so this was a bit of a fight! Excellent climb though. Apart from the very large hex at the bottom I only got cams in all the way up! Most of them stayed in.....

with Lisa McCartney
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S

A bit awkward.

with Mich
mr bounce 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Jo
howlingbaboon 06/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Adam1973 05/Aug/07 2nd
Peter Metcalfe 05/Aug/07 Lead
with Rob
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 2nd
toasted 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Ian Atkins
Hidden 08/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Caralynh 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
darren1 05/Jun/07 -
BallsofBritishSteel 20/May/07 2nd O/S
baldcoder 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
chris_r 12/May/07 Lead O/S
maybe_si 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with charlie
Jim Vach 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/07 2nd O/S
EG 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Kristy
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
roberto18 05/Apr/07 Lead
with Helen Kennedy
nai ?/Apr/07 2nd
with Tim
tlr ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Pom
david morse 10/Mar/07 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Mar/07 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Graeme Hammond 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Worcester_Ash 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Jo and Anthony
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
jo86 03/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden 01/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
SteveM ??/2007 Solo
Si dH 05/Nov/06 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss/Tom Lambert
jimsrankin ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Tris
KeithW 29/Oct/06 Lead dog

a bold route, but had to have 2 attempts at the layback moves.

with Bruce
Simon K 21/Oct/06 2nd
with ML
tradguy 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with John Mitchener
Nicos 28/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Col Kingshott 25/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/06 2nd β
cem 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Johannes
rob wmc 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Alex WW
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
just wanna climb 29/Jun/06 2nd
with Colin
colin milton 29/Jun/06 Lead
with just wanna climb
krikoman 10/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Steve Wood
stuart100 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Lee McInnes
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Profile Removed 22 27/Apr/06 Lead O/S
PenJD ??/2006 -
JonBray ??/2006 Lead O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Jonny Reay
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Steve Vincent 30/Aug/05 2nd
Si dH 16/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ed
catt 16/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Gillian, Steve M
greg101 12/Jul/05 Lead
with Matt O'Connor
Hidden 12/Jul/05 Lead
Stig 20/Jun/05 Lead rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Mike Lee 10/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Zigzag Flake Crack 20mts VS 4b 2star The crux involves (the book says) ‘A strangely straight awkward flake, not too well protected…..’ It was, it was and it was! Getting past the problem meant me going above my gear and stepping out onto (in a hugging position) the rounded bit of the flake, then a huge struggle come wobble come flail & scrabble saw me up onto the next bit of the thing! Then up another 2-3mts before gaining a ledge to get some gear in – phew! Then there was a vertical (but protectable) wall to climb to finish – yikes what a route! Lost some more skin there….again!

with George
LankyPaddy 02/Jun/05 Lead β
Hidden 15/May/05 Lead dnf
Stig 19/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 02/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Fat Tim ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/04 Lead
Mark Owen ?/Sep/04 2nd dog
with Jake Thompson
Hidden 12/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
SMc ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 19/May/04 TR
Hidden ?/May/04 TR
r0b 04/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Will Gordon ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Rob Gleeson
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
Andy Chubb 01/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/03 Solo O/S
mikehenesy ?/May/03 2nd O/S

Thought it was not that hard.

with Ellie
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd O/S
Mark Riley ?/Apr/03 Solo O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2003 Lead

When I lead this it was graded Severe and proved to be hard for the grade!

malc 15/Sep/02 2nd
with MH
DerwentDiluted 14/Sep/02 Lead
with A. Murray
Laramadness 08/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Solo rpt
John Kettle ??/2002 Lead
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
John Brayshaw 24/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Andy Blakely
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Reds 08/Apr/00 2nd O/S
with Mat
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Blod 22/Jun/99 Lead rpt

Feels hard for S.

with Dave B
Hidden 09/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 10/Sep/97 Lead rpt
with Louise Pellett
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Yourlead 02/May/97 TR


andrewbooth1000 01/Apr/97 Lead
five ?/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/96 2nd O/S
Ropeboy 02/Jun/96 Lead

When it was called "Robin Hood Flake Crack"

astrecks 13/Jan/96 Lead rpt

I've got this climb as Robin Hood Flake Crack in the BMC guide, but the line I drew in the GB matches this route as shown in the RF GB. I finished this route rightwards. The first ascent I did on this route I finished to the left at the top of the flake.

with Rod
iskra2000 24/Jun/95 2nd

Was Robin Hood Flake Crack (The Great Flake) S 4a.

with Mark Leach
Yourlead 10/Jun/95 Lead
with Graham Penny
astrecks 12/Mar/95 Lead O/S

Variation finish on this route was leftwards at the top of the flake

with Rod
rurp ??/1995 -
Roget 06/Nov/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 -
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
babymoac 18/Mar/90 -
with Chris B
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
samt 24/Jun/89 Lead

We had this down as Robin Hook Flake Crack - S though I'm sure it was the full flake we did.

with Griff
Hidden ?/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Raggar 25/Sep/88 2nd
with Jon B
Iain Thow 07/Nov/87 Lead
with Mick Davie
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/84 2nd
Rob Davies 06/May/84 Lead
with Tony Welsh
Hidden 23/Oct/83 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/82 2nd
Andy Say 29/Jul/81 Solo
stp 17/May/81 Solo O/S

first grit solo perhaps?

tapley 14/Sep/80 Lead
with Walter
Mark Kemball 07/May/78 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
mike bridges ??/1976 2nd O/S
with Simon Hill
Nigel Bond 05/Oct/75 Lead
with Pete and Ron
Chris Ellis 26/May/75 2nd
with Dave Ellis
Hidden 04/Aug/74 Lead
Hidden 19/May/74 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
Rog Wilko ?/Dec/70 Lead

this route is called Robin Hood Flake Crack (The Great Flake) in my guidebook. It's worth more than severe!

with ??
Dave Musgrove 14/May/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 07/Dec/66 Lead
with Keith Johnson
mikej 10/Sep/66 Lead
with Ted Markham, John Lee
mikej 24/Oct/65 Lead dnf
with Howard Furguson
Hidden 11/Apr/65 Lead
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