Rockfax Description
A good varied route. Climb the edge of the slab to the right end of the overhangs and pull through at a short vertical crack (good wires). Step left into an open groove and bridge up this to a rounded exit. HVS for those who don't mind exposed padding. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Kirkus 1934

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Kirkus Routes, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

Alkis 01/Nov Lead O/S

It was quite sweaty and I missed a possible cam to the left of the cam, so the top got rather delicate.

RosePearson 25/Oct Lead rpt

ground-fall potential. A lot more serious than remembered / realised while seconding.

with Ed Wheatcroft, Daniel Zaing
Hidden 10/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep -
Luke90 11/Sep Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 11/Sep 2nd dog
Hidden 05/Sep Sent rpt
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
RosePearson 23/Aug 2nd O/S

Laurence's lead.

with Laurence Knowles
Hidden 30/Jul 2nd
scarmichael 30/Jul Lead O/S

beautiful dyno move at the crux, bomber holds!

with Richard Franklyn
Andrew Lodge 20/Jul Lead O/S

A climb of contrasts, gentle padding up the lower slab then powerful moves over the bulge followed by very exposed padding up the open groove. Splendid

with Pete, Steve
ChrisVickers 28/May 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 01/May Lead rpt
with Jone nuttal
John Nuttall 01/May 2nd
with Andy Peak 1
Brannock 23/Apr 2nd
markfairbank 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Anne Gumbley, Harry Middleton
ned_85 13/Apr Lead
with Ryan Baird, Ollie Ross
OliverRoss 13/Apr 2nd
with Neil Davies, Ryan Baird
Jackwd 08/Apr 2nd β
with Luca Celano
LJC 08/Apr Lead O/S
with Mark
NickyC 04/Apr 2nd
with Oli Read
oread 04/Apr Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 19/Mar -
with Delyth
benkelsey 05/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Teappleby 05/Nov/14 Lead
RKirke 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Banksy
Albachoss 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 29/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Deane
Hidden 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
NickJH 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
cem 10/Oct/14 Lead dnf

A 3 week climbing trip to the US hasn't made me any less crap on grit. Swung out left too early and fell off. And I've led it before...

with Ralph
M_Robinson 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
georgenvk 28/Sep/14 2nd RP
mike8331 05/Sep/14 Lead
mat cooper ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 28/Aug/14 2nd β
with Neil
bob_cbr 28/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead β
chancer 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Fraser Campbell
Gympaul ?/Aug/14 -
ashtond6 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Ciderslider 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Nice route and good solid lead by Charley boy. Thought the hardest part of this was the pad up the corner of the slab, very delicate if you stick to the route proper. One easy pull though the roof then straightforward but bold (for leader). I though it was easier than FBD - apart from the two slab moves

with charley
charley 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

The crux has good gear, the top is bold and rounded and you wouldn't want to fall off but it's all there and steady as long as you keep your head. Actually, I embarrassedly spent more time working out the move on the the slab at the start.

with Mark
Tithe Technique 05/Jul/14 TR dog
the power 29/Jun/14 2nd dnf
admackie 29/Jun/14 Lead
freemanTom 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Been eyeing it up for a while and since it was Bens first E1 felt appropriate to climb it on his wedding day. Sweaty hands added to interest.

with Stuart gmc
Rachel Slater 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 13/Jun/14 Lead RP

Bit of a nemesis route after I failed hard a few years ago. Felt very easy today. Top section very very bold!

Jack93 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
James Oswald ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Seconded, nice climbing.

WillDoyle 02/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 2nd rpt
robw007 11/Apr/14 Lead β
Nick1812P 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ben
benkelsey 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S

warm up

climberchristy 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Pull over the lip is well-protected. Thereafter it is easy but run out. A fine climb

with Ben Cole
stp 11/Mar/14 Solo rpt

Not sure why this route has been upgraded to E1. I first did it 1982 and its exactly the same now as it was then. It's not even polished. The only thing that has changed is protection is better now and boots and sticky rubber make things easier now. Still a great little HVS problem though.

bwestwood 05/Mar/14 Lead
pie_eater_pete 05/Mar/14 Lead
with bwestwood
ashtond6 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
CallumSmith ?/Mar/14 2nd
fjg123 ?/Mar/14 -
Hidden 02/Feb/14 Solo rpt
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Lead
robgixer 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Gudge 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Stanners 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
JamesRich 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Found the start quite tough and the top pretty easy although it does still feel like you are soloing 4c moves.

treg 30/Jul/13 2nd
with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 30/Jul/13 Lead β

A little sketched.

with Matt Tregellas
gavinpeach 27/Jul/13 Lead

Took me a few attempts to fathom the crux. Best way was to use the diagonal crack with my right hand, get my right foot as high as possible and reach up with my left for the higher positive hold. It's then a rockover on the right and a narrow sideways crack on the right to maintain balance with the right hand. Excellent route.

The Norris 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Gavin
Fragmod 26/Jul/13 Lead
Toby Dunn 05/Jul/13 Solo
freudy_love 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Macpherson
kyaizawa 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
jwpil 06/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Jake
Toby Dunn 06/Jun/13 Solo
Jake Young 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jack
rurp 04/Jun/13 Lead β

great route

with mark weatherhead, bill farmer
the power 01/Jun/13 2nd
with deacon
Stoney Boy 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with Mark Buskwood
JEP 07/May/13 Lead
Andy Hardy 07/May/13 2nd
TonyB 21/Apr/13 2nd
with Wayne
Wayne S 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Tony
Brown 15/Apr/13 2nd
with Rob G
Mowglee 02/Mar/13 Lead

Rescued off the top move. The shame!

Will Hunt 02/Mar/13 2nd rpt
with Gareth Uglow
Liam Ingram 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
annep11 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
dominic lee 17/Feb/13 Solo
George Nichols 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Crux is smashing fun, but the finish is terrifying.

with Matt Walters, Mark Stitson
Kevster 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Lead β
Benn A 26/Oct/12 TR
ian d f 14/Oct/12 Lead
with Olaf
masa-alpin 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Mitch, Tim S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Greg Cunningham
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead β
Hidden 04/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Sam Simpson 27/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Dibdawg 10/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Daniel Heath 07/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Alex Winter 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Bit beefy pulling round roof, then a bit spooky pulling out of groove. 1934! Colin Kirkus was a nutter.

with W. Morgan
barni 26/Aug/12 TR rpt


d80f0u 13/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Dave led, I failed at crux move

with Dave
JamieSparkes 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
alexshaw_92 11/Aug/12 TR dnf
Cake 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S

The top makes it hard to grade, but the slab moves below and the steep move are good

Hidden 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jwpil 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Hidden 01/Aug/12 2nd O/S
roberto18 01/Aug/12 Lead
Ewano 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really nice. Pretty straightforward, just a slightly pumpy move. Top groove is fine but unprotected.

shed_hed 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Alun Freem
mwatson 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
BRoe 26/May/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
john lynch 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
deacondeacon 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
williamsd79 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
centurion05 14/Jan/12 Lead
with dyl
jacktomlinson ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Jack.H.92 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Jagger
Hidden 01/Dec/11 Solo RP
Steve Waters, Mynydd 20/Nov/11 Lead

The much-photoed crux moves are nowhere near as strenuous as suggested. A nice rest can be had at the bottom of the groove whilst deciding on the optimum finishing sequence. Class route. Great fun so long as you know what you are getting yourself into.

mtempest 20/Nov/11 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S
JYates 18/Nov/11 Lead dog

Very dissapointed, was just too cold to hang on and couldn't feel my fingers! Crux move wasn't too hard either!

with Alan Caley
Hidden 18/Nov/11 2nd RP
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd
Ewan Russell 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S

reckon its hvs for the tall as the unprotected top bit ain't very hard. Good though pleased to do another kirkus classic.

with Huw
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd
The Bad Cough 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Christian Minett
Andy Peak 1 15/Oct/11 Lead

very good took a few times up and down to find the correct path!

with random
Woodiee 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

retrieving gear for someone

Hidden 13/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chris_B 18/Sep/11 Lead

found a lot more gear than the old rockfax cover-shot would suggest

louby 18/Sep/11 2nd
Matt Cooke 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
climbinmunkey 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Crux was easier than I expected especially given its next to FBD! Very enjoyable route and the second half is pretty spicy as the last gear is so low. Felt like soloing a VS.

with Ken
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
al123 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

maybe a hard HVS, but good moves

thomasmouse 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
domskezz ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jamma
dan gibson 02/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Karl Wooffindin 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Amazing line, the scoop has just enough to get you by!

with Bryce Rigler
disturbed_one51 28/Jun/11 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
Dr Toph 13/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Nice, bit technical.

Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 08/Jun/11 Lead

nice, really enjoyed it, had a nice chat to some bulgaria based folk at the top.

with claire jane carter
wi11 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Read
the_one_jim 28/May/11 Lead β

Awesome. The slightly airy second half of the route was 'interesting' in high winds...

gonzo_ls9 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with d
Roberttaylor 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lovely route : ) Hard moves form a sloper at my gear... the climbing above felt fine after the morning of soloing.

with Helen, James Lear
Goose4 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ross, Ed (Andrew Adwards)
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead β
Phill Mitch 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with gaz
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Martin Haworth 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Smith
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
Danstephens 22/Mar/11 2nd β
galpinos 06/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Ben T
adi bryant 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Hat's off to you Colin : )

with Lee
leegodson1989 25/Feb/11 2nd dog
with Adi
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
hilty ??/2011 Lead O/S

Easy for e1

uphillnow ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Mark Warnett ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
nai 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Cal
andrew300169 19/Nov/10 2nd dog

Fell off, not that difficult a move but wasn't strong enough to get it wrong.

tomB 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Jack Loftus 24/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Nick
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt
PeteH 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Alex
Will Hunt 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Ralph Burden
Jonathan Hall 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Spence22 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Wil
James Oakes 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S


Bill Lawrence 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S

on oakseys gear but it wouldnt have affected a thing. found the traversey bit hard

Jim Slater 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Felt low in the grade. Pretty straight forward, just bold after the crux.

with Angus Malcolm, Phil Lee
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Dave Foster 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

HVS climbing with E1 runout. Nice route.

with Andy
theotherpetehill 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Didn't have any gear except by the crux...top groove a little scary

Ahab 08/Jul/10 Lead dog

After a night shift...

geddicakes 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Sparks
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Bry 06/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Paul
Mr Sparkle 06/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
AndyFrank 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Burton
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 13/May/10 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
fennerz 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jon
craig naylor 27/Apr/10 Lead
with jack, nick
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd
BeccaSnowden 25/Apr/10 Lead RP

Went the wrong way first time and fell off. So much easier when I was told the right way! Thanks for the guys that gave me the beta. Nice and scary top section :)

nadeem 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead
Andy Moles 22/Apr/10 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 22/Apr/10 Lead dog

rested once

with Andy
bigphil 15/Apr/10 Lead
with Mark
JohnAI 15/Apr/10 2nd
Nile Harwood-Jenkins 07/Apr/10 TR
jon clayton 05/Apr/10 Lead
with jeremy dodd
mic_b 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Skinner
The Green Giant ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Got scared in the bowl! First reasonably hard lead on grit.

with Dewi
JWB 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Found the crux very easy....... but I am tall! Upper section quite intense!

Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
adam.butler.dsfc 21/Mar/10 TR dnf
cem 21/Mar/10 2nd rpt
Ollie B 03/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with S.Lake
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 2nd dog
drysori ??/2010 Lead
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
lrandall 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Looking for something more balancey then Flying Buttress Direct, shouldn't have picked this! The slab to start and the groove above fit the bill but the crux was thuggish. Found the move, but then had to down climb and shake out on the slab before I could get it. Very enjoyable but the path rising to the right of the crux seriously diminishes the sense of exposure.

dannyboy83 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Shane
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Lead
Milne 13/Oct/09 2nd O/S
mark20 08/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead
Jamie Goodwin 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead
Twisty 15/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Nigel Stock
Nexonen 13/Sep/09 2nd
with Andy L
Ben Watts 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

My first E1 :-)

with Kyle Rance
Kyle Rance 12/Sep/09 2nd
Ram MkiV 08/Sep/09 Solo

+ decent circuit of routes before rain.

Hidden 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Mark D
Mark D 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
vertigo 22/Aug/09 Lead RP

Stayed too low 1st time and ended up in sweaty sloper land.

Ben Harper 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/09 2nd rpt
BicepAndrews 13/Aug/09 Lead dog

I fell and decked out. Dont climb left at the bottom, climb right. Makes it alot easier if you follow the red line in the guidebook! Luckilly I landed on my feet from a few metres up.

Billg 06/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
chris sm 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Ben1983 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Stig 16/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Not to be underestimated on lead!

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
PenJD 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S
smudge 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
djp1 02/Jun/09 2nd
with smudge
melonmike ?/Jun/09 2nd β
ian storey 27/May/09 2nd
with tez29
Tez29 27/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 21/May/09 Lead O/S
JGW ?/May/09 2nd
with Matt Tilley
PanzerHanzler 23/Apr/09 Lead dnf
with Rachel
vanderz 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
riddle 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Superb route, scary top section!

with Yasmina
metal arms 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
vvanhinsbergh 16/Mar/09 2nd O/S


HamishD 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
GuyVG 04/Mar/09 Lead O/S

top section was a bit unnerving

with Mikey, Mick and Al
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Thought pulling up using the crack as the hardest part, took three tries (downclimbs to rest after bobbing up to look or try), after that it was easy.

MikeLeeds 08/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Jack00 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Olly
Matt Shepherd 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 30/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Lead β
Hidden 24/Jul/08 2nd
IanJackson 30/Jun/08 Solo
Jon_Warner 06/Jun/08 2nd dog

Fell off, took the wrong line. Even so quite hard at the grade.

derico 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Sadact
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead O/S
alaan 29/May/08 Solo O/S
SteveM 29/May/08 2nd rpt
with Kat
kitkat78 29/May/08 Lead rpt
with SteveM
Matthallinan 19/May/08 Lead
with Phil Parker
nigel pearson 11/May/08 Lead O/S

my first E1. bold top section

with toby
Hidden 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 19/Apr/08 Lead β
with Jens Verhagh
Ed Booth 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

nice little route. Feels the same stanard as FBD so don't understand that not getting E1.

IanJackson 17/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Matt Fry 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Joe Dove 10/Feb/08 Lead
with kev
IanJackson 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 07/Feb/08 Lead dnf
BenJacobs 07/Feb/08 Lead dnf

fell off on the traverse move to the left

with Luke
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Graeme Hammond 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Twisty 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S

A bit pumpy- but really good moves- very exposed at the top- with a slight runout.

with Graeme Hammond
tom.e 06/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Solo
Mr Powly ?/Oct/07 Lead
tobydunford 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Misha ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
Dom Whillans 29/Aug/07 Lead
with a.crook
jamiev 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
Mr Sparkle 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
mattnuttall 11/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
b.hayley ?/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Richard Hall 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Kendrick
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead
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
Hidden 10/Jun/07 -
Paul Tomo 10/Jun/07 Lead dog
tatz45 08/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Ian Hook
Joe Dove 02/Jun/07 2nd
with kev
bourney ?/Jun/07 -
OffshoreAndy 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Skell
Iggy_B 23/May/07 2nd rpt
with Adam M
felixthelion ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with dan
furry 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with John LMC
adam carless 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

The lower slab is a bit contrived and escapable, but the upper scoop is exposed but good fun.

with Noel
AJ007 24/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
dan gibson 24/Apr/07 Solo
with AJ
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
drysori 21/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead
Joe Costello 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with James
Luke Brooks 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Tom Last 13/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Hard pull over. Easy apart from that.

with Dad
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
Skell ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Andy
TomHaigh ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Fraser
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Lead O/S

Made a mess of the top but got there.

Sidekick 10/Dec/06 Lead O/S
kitkat78 02/Dec/06 2nd
with Nick McK
Dan 85 26/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Jonny
EAYL 03/Nov/06 2nd
with Luketheape
Owen W-G 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
JonBray 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
bobette 11/Sep/06 2nd dog
with mike
climbingrev 07/Jul/06 TR O/S

Excellent. Had a bit of an audience which encouraged me over the crux! will definately come back to lead this one day.

Andy Clarke 24/Jun/06 Lead

A bit of a seige, in that both Rob and I had a go before figuring out the crux. Ground up-ish, but without pulling the ropes. First route back on grit after returning from trekking and climbing in Nepal. Shock to the system!

with Tommo, Rob
Hidden 23/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Bux ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Jon
Oli 25/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Jon
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
willackers ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Rob Napier
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 11/Dec/05 TR
Alex Mason ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S

blitzed this easy e1 just boldish and a tricky rock up on your gear

with kieth poskitt
shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Lev 22/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Claire Durant
Si dH 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S

This was my first E1 :) Good stuff.

with Andy Morris
greg101 14/Jul/05 2nd
with Matt O'Connor
Hidden 14/Jul/05 2nd
andi_e 01/May/05 Lead O/S
with John Hunter
BruceW ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Julian
Cragrat Rich ?/May/05 Lead O/S

Led onsight worryingly. Foot slipped off a hold in a serious situation, belayer was horrified (european mind you), I was lucky

Hidden ?/May/05 Solo O/S
catt 17/Apr/05 2nd dog
with Toby
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Chris Ramsden
fizzy_elephant ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
LankyPaddy 23/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Alistair Ross
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
Apharri ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
skygodley 06/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Stig 25/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Budge 27/May/04 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/May/04 2nd
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
leon ?/May/04 Lead O/S

a hard but well protected crux followed by an easy plod to the top

Hidden 23/Apr/04 TR
Mark Riley ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
jonnyboy ??/2004 Lead O/S
Pythonist ??/2004 Lead O/S
Iggy_B ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Karl
Rik Dawes ??/2004 Lead O/S
Daniel Armitage 04/Oct/03 Lead O/S
cem 22/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Hidden 30/May/03 Lead O/S
timreynolds 25/May/03 2nd O/S
with Chris Lodge, Sean Corbett
Mark A Humphries 07/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/03 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 12/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Andrew Eakins
Hidden 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 22/Feb/03 2nd O/S
with Julian (C+C)
Hidden 27/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
Budge 27/May/02 2nd dog
with Mike Oates
Jus ??/2002 Lead O/S
Trobbo 23/Sep/00 2nd
with mike sissons
Hidden 18/Aug/00 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
jonka ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Billg ??/2000 Lead O/S
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
nige ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 10/Jul/99 TR

self belaying

with Tom, Nicky, Glynn
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Lead
CrashMat Rob 02/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Hidden 11/Jan/98 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Nov/97 2nd rpt
Jon Read ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/96 2nd
Rich Kirby ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1996 -
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/95 TR

Had failed to lead it

with Bill G
Hidden 05/May/95 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/95 Lead rpt
Laramadness 17/Sep/94 2nd β
Hidden 09/Jul/94 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 28/Jun/94 Solo O/S

trip with Rob Jamil and muge

Hidden 11/Jun/94 Lead
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Budge ?/Sep/92 2nd dog
with Dave Wharton
Chris Reid ?/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/91 Lead
Roget 23/Jun/91 Solo O/S
adi bryant 29/May/91 2nd
with Gavin
samt 24/Mar/91 2nd
with Rob Weston
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Lead
with D Townsend
Hidden 08/Apr/90 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1990 -
John Marsland 03/Sep/89 TR
Dave Musgrove 08/Feb/89 -
with Frank Wilkinson, David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 08/Feb/89 -
with Dad
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 29/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/87 TR

Started OK, but didn't fancy finish, so got TR

with Brian Hannon, Mick Moss
Hidden 23/May/87 Solo O/S
Mike Owen 13/Oct/86 Solo O/S


charlesmfrench 12/Oct/86 Solo O/S
Tom V 21/Jul/86 Lead
with Howie Darwin
Hidden 12/Jun/86 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/May/85 -
with Mike Connor
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Hidden 20/May/84 Solo
Nigel Bond 31/Jul/83 2nd
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 04/Jun/83 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/82 Solo
stp 12/Jun/82 Lead O/S

soloed on 16/2/85

Hammy 04/Oct/81 2nd
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 06/Sep/81 Solo
Andy Stephenson 29/Aug/81 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/81 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/80 Solo
KRB 29/May/80 Solo rpt
Mark Kemball 01/Mar/80 Lead
with Ian Grace
Dave Musgrove 17/Sep/79 -
andy gittins ??/1979 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 -
with Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg
Chris Terrey ??/1978 Lead
with Pete Hevezi, Mike O'Brien
Chris Ellis 19/Jul/77 2nd
with Kevin Bridges
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
with CMC Members
mikej 21/Aug/68 TR
with Mike Harris
mikej 07/Dec/66 TR
with Keith Johnson
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