Rockfax Description
The centre of the wall is quite technical and has no protection. Variations to the right are easier (HVS 5a ) but inferior. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Downgraded to E1 in 2007 BMC guide

FA. Tony Moulam 1951

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

scott quinn 03/Oct Solo O/S

not bad when you know how

harry_lewis 01/Oct Solo O/S
adam clarke 19/Sep TR RP

SPA Assessment

with Joe Mills
BnB 29/Aug -
dmannion 14/Aug 2nd

tryed to lead but backed off then Jim took it down

with jim newington
Hidden 05/Aug Lead O/S
daniel heaton 21/Jun TR O/S
with HSX
dobby 200 21/Jun Lead O/S
with Will
Andrew Jennings 09/Jun Solo rpt
with Aide Jebb
ashtond6 27/Mar Solo O/S
climbingrev 26/Jan TR rpt

Not too hard, but would be a bold (I imagine do-able) lead

with Gri Gri
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
i.fish2000 03/Dec/14 Solo β

After spotting David

dprctr 03/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Solo above 1 pad?

M_Robinson 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 15/Nov/14 2nd O/S
pete1993 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Micki
MSchobitz 05/Nov/14 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 04/Nov/14 Solo β

High and unprotected crux, but a very basic move, I thought E2 5b might be more appropriate

mrginna 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Deane
GuyVG 04/Oct/14 Solo rpt
with Ozzy, Malc, Rambo and Noakes.
James Oakes 04/Oct/14 Solo β

Straight after right hand variant.

Kim M ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Nige
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
Ewano 18/Aug/14 Solo RP

2nd go, had top roped about 4 years ago.Easy E2 seems about right but pretty soft at 5c.

Alex 74 03/Aug/14 TR rpt
with Ian Bunton
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Nick1812P 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Jake
whitehouse_rhys 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with ben roe
BRoe 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Will Lord, whitehouse_rhys
Jake Young 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Nick
Mr Messy 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt

no side runner this time

Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
LJC 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
Lovelace1967 31/May/14 TR O/S
with Mike Thornewill
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 TR RP
Hidden 27/Apr/14 TR O/S
stevedude888 15/Apr/14 Solo RP

Toproped then went for the solo, been meaning to do it for ages!

with Simon, Elliot, howie
tprebs 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Conor Cadden
cjcuni ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
amccann 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Matthew Ferrier 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with George, Alex McCann
Jonathan Richardson 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 03/Mar/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
fjg123 ?/Mar/14 -
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 2nd dog
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mikealexpayne 25/Nov/13 2nd
smokeyj ?/Nov/13 TR
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Solo rpt
dannyboy83 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
timreynolds 28/Sep/13 TR
Freshprintce 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jake Mason
tim exley 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with alice
Merlin 10/Aug/13 TR O/S

Top roped after Phil lead Oblique Crack. Relatively easy climbing (5b I reckon), will probably have a go at the lead next time. Is the micro arete to the right in or not?

with Phil Chalkley
GuyVG 09/Aug/13 Solo O/S

wish the iron nodules went on forever

with Rankini and Bubbles
mark20 09/Aug/13 Solo O/S
dr_botnik 30/Jul/13 2nd O/S

bit dicey for the lead, I would give E2

with deacon
deacondeacon 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Nice moves on positive (though small) holds. Gear is redundant on this but you could defo jump to the floor from the crux. The 5b moves further up felt much more intimidating. No pads

ian storey 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with g rush
ian storey 10/Jul/13 Lead
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 TR
Hidden 17/Mar/13 Lead
pastep 03/Mar/13 TR

TR once then led. Felt easier on the lead.

with ebf
ebf 03/Mar/13 Lead

Simples. It's easy 5c, but solid E2, as you wouldn't want to full from the crux overlap, yet it would be quite easy to do so. Incidentally, it has NOT been downgraded to E1 in the latest guide, still shows as E2.

joese7en 11/Jan/13 Solo O/S
oodie72 05/Jan/13 TR O/S
with Ingo Boegeman, Fraser Campbell, Alex Pond
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
PLM ??/2013 -
ellis 18/Nov/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 TR O/S
tomthecoolperson 29/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mwatson 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 10/Jun/12 Solo
Jonathan Hall 10/Jun/12 Solo
SteveM 31/Mar/12 Solo
matthomas79 25/Mar/12 TR
with Tala M
Tala M 25/Mar/12 TR dog

Nice and crimpy, would like to be able to lead one day.

Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
klo1981 10/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 TR dog
Jay C 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with LUMC
hobo_hornby ??/2012 2nd β
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
al123 15/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Nov/11 TR rpt
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Sent
jon clayton 22/Oct/11 Lead
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
leon 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Didn't find any gear til after the crux where I decided I'd rather use the micro cam placement as a hand hold so effectively a solo all the way.

alj 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with leon skeldon
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo rpt
al123 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S

love these moves.

Hidden 04/Aug/11 TR O/S
al123 03/Aug/11 Solo O/S

really fun moves. only E1 5b i think. lead first but only a high cam so almost a solo, then soloed again to get gear out after alexs lead.

with alex
Hidden 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Alex 74 11/Jul/11 2nd
with Ian c
riddle 27/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jakub LMC
LakesWinter 19/May/11 Lead β

Cool moves over the overlap

with gustav
Gustav 19/May/11 2nd O/S
with Matt
tuftynick 01/May/11 Solo rpt
gingerwolf 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
madasten 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with Miquel
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Graeme Hammond 16/Oct/10 Solo β

watched sister + others top rope it first, no point leading as no gear if you stay on route. felt pressing right up to the massive break, nice crux on the 'iron' holds. no mat used

Hidden 16/Oct/10 TR O/S
katiep 16/Oct/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Cragrat Rich 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Took a while to commit to the thin moves past the iron ore type jobby bit, was getting warm! Nice route, totally loses itself higher up though :(

Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
rowanrs 25/Sep/10 Lead RP

Clipped a pre placed sling at 4m to protect crux and then climbed rest un-protected due to lack of cams.

with Ali Graham
rockcrimper 25/Sep/10 Lead RP
Climber1806 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Smith
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Sent
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Aug/10 Solo rpt

A lot easier than I remembered it to be!

Harry Holmes 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S

nice positive holds

Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead
theotherpetehill 11/Jul/10 Solo β

Protection is not just poor, there isn't any.

jacobjacob 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

just took a rope and rack for style points, didn't place any runners!

Lev 31/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
simeclimb68 15/May/10 Solo RP
Adam Potter 15/May/10 2nd
climbingrev 28/Apr/10 TR O/S

Thought that I'd give this a go as had top rope set up. Really nice technical climbing. Couldn't believe that I made it! Nice.

with Shunt
Zoomer 24/Apr/10 TR RP

One dob going left, right start was the key.

with Mick Asher
AsleepOnBelay 11/Apr/10 TR

Not sure I got the right line for this, it felt very easy, even for a TR.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 11/Apr/10 TR
jon clayton 05/Apr/10 Lead
with jeremy dodd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Very little protection and small footholds!

with Alex Erskine, Rafael Pena
Cake ??/2010 2nd

Probably wouldn't lead it

with Matt
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
Ewano ??/2010 TR
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Simon Davenport 04/Oct/09 TR O/S
Andy S 25/Sep/09 TR O/S
with Dave H, Luke
Hidden 07/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S
vertigo 22/Aug/09 2nd β
Ben Harper 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mike W 18/Aug/09 Solo
willoates ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
axeman 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S

mint tiny holds

with james
PenJD 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Brown 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/09 -
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S
melonmike ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
nai 30/Mar/09 Solo O/S
koopa ??/2009 -
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
metal arms 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
bridget143 07/Dec/08 2nd RP

Got the moves second attempt.

with Mike Pike
Alex Mason 07/Nov/08 Solo O/S

Very steady, positive holds.

Dave Warburton 28/Oct/08 Solo O/S
gb83 05/Oct/08 TR O/S

good route, will go back and lead

with I.Killey
Hidden 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
maybe_si 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 16/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with some freindly geezers
skittles 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/08 TR RP
alaan 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Tez29 22/May/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
shark 01/Dec/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Mark Walter 13/Oct/07 TR dnf

It was raining, thats my excuse and im sticking to it

with Andy Foster
benkelsey ?/Oct/07 2nd O/S

Can't remember if I got up this, might have done, not particulaly good anyways :)

LankyPaddy 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
SKippy5 30/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead
duzinga 22/Sep/07 TR O/S
rayash 10/Sep/07 2nd
with sharpnose
Pythonist 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Matt CC
Chris the Tall 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt

Quite suprised to do this - first time for years without a mat

Si01 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tor
Ian Broome 16/Aug/07 Solo dnf

bold, hard not great holds, wasn't sure of line.

sce8 29/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Gemma Fisher And Dominic Sellers
Somerset swede basher 29/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Elliff and Gemma Fisher
andy gravestock 07/May/07 Lead O/S

first e2.

with garry
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/07 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Solo O/S
Dunx 07/Oct/06 TR
irish paul ?/Oct/06 Lead
with Various
Oli 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
tumbling wizard 08/Jul/06 Solo dnf
Hidden 03/Jul/06 Lead
shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
NickST ?/Mar/06 2nd
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Nick Beckett ??/2006 Lead
with various
Chris the Tall 11/Dec/05 Solo rpt

Also the indirect version HVS 5b

shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Oct/05 TR
Hidden 25/Sep/05 Solo
shark 27/Jun/05 Solo O/S
with Seb Grieve
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead β
reg_measures 25/Mar/05 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Solo β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 09/Oct/04 Solo rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
Lex_2004 ?/Jul/04 2nd
with Piers Hemsley
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Solo
John Marsland 15/May/04 TR
Hidden 26/Oct/03 Solo
lukea 08/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with shannon
lukea 08/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with niall
Snowie 21/Jun/03 2nd dog

Too hard, didn't enjoy. Painful.

howlers 08/Oct/02 TR
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Loz
mcb ??/2002 Solo β
adam carless ??/2001 TR O/S
Paz ?/Dec/00 Lead O/S
with SA Michael, SN
Hidden ?/Aug/00 TR
skygodley 15/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
nige ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/98 Solo RP

Soloed RH line Jul 91. Both had been done previously by "creative seconding"

RobSimmo 25/Jan/98 TR
with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
kato'sdad 25/Jan/98 TR
Hidden 13/May/97 Solo
rob.grafton 10/Feb/96 Solo
with Bruce
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/95 Solo
Laramadness 17/Sep/94 Solo
D Tempest 31/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
ste_d 12/May/93 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Solo O/S
Tony Little 17/Jun/92 Solo O/S
with Gavin, Martin, Sam and Simon
whispering nic ?/Nov/91 Solo
Roget 23/Jun/91 Solo O/S
mattnuttall 22/Jun/91 Solo O/S
with Alan Holden
adi bryant 29/May/91 Solo
samt 30/Apr/90 TR

Not sure who I was with

NeilGriffiths ??/1990 -
Hidden 03/May/89 Solo
Andy Say 01/Oct/88 Solo
Gambit 21/Sep/88 Solo O/S
with Adam and Phil
Hidden 02/Apr/88 Solo
steve taylor ?/Jul/87 Solo
with stumpy
Gary Coggon 27/Jun/87 Lead O/S

2nd: Leeming

with Pete Leeming
Billg 14/Apr/87 Solo
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden ??/1987 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Ena ?/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/85 -
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Neil R 05/Aug/84 Solo O/S
sadams 28/Aug/83 Solo

HVS version

with Collin Lennox
Mark Kemball 10/Oct/82 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/81 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/80 Solo
mike bridges ??/1979 TR

again i`m guessing the year.

KRB 30/Jun/77 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 01/May/77 Solo
Canyak ??/1973 -
Hidden 04/Jul/65 Solo
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