Rockfax Description
Haul through the crack in the tip of the overhang. . © Rockfax

FA. Howie Darwin 1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, 'Soft' Peak HVSs..

Robin Nichols 25/Nov Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Oct 2nd
Wizzy 22/Sep Solo O/S
mrteale 12/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul 2nd O/S
Ian Hylands 30/May Lead O/S

Bouldery start - a little reachy but protectable from the floor. Nice for regaining some confidence.

with Sumir Bhat
Sameer 30/May 2nd
with ian
gavinpeach 24/May Solo rpt
with Max Pendleton
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
cragsman9000 21/May Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 12/May 2nd O/S
Tom Redmond 02/May 2nd β
with luke dudhil
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
Angus Taylor 14/Apr Solo rpt
super/frets 25/Mar Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2015 -
Hidden 08/Dec/14 Solo O/S
WillDoyle 05/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Angus Taylor 18/Oct/14 2nd RP
petewebb 18/Oct/14 Lead G/U
with Angus Taylor
TedT 11/Oct/14 Lead RP

First trad lead! Using gear placed by Dave before hand. Puntered off after doing the hard bit on the first go, got it the second.

Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
robblowen 24/Sep/14 TR O/S

Top rope solo.

Olli-C 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Waddle
JFORDE 17/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
samt 26/Aug/14 Lead
with Nic Kidd
rpinto 18/Aug/14 TR O/S
benthomas.online 17/Aug/14 TR O/S

A wet and windy day!

with Robin Edwards
scarmichael ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

looks more intimidating that it actually is, confident opening moves to good holds

alooker 28/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Puma 23/Jul/14 2nd dnf

There should be a did not start option. After watching robs valiant efforts come to nothing I thought better of trying this route and w moved onto Plate Glass.

lithos 22/Jul/14 Lead dnf

took for ever to work out gear (or rather get it in) then messed about and got too wasted :-(

jamesnorton 20/Jun/14 TR O/S
with Barry
Matthew Ferrier 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
gavinpeach 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Hellen
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
ralphio 14/May/14 2nd

Bit of a heave over the lip but the holds are all there.

with Andrew
jwpil 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 14/May/14 Solo
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 14/May/14 Solo
Hidden 09/May/14 Solo
marcduhig 03/May/14 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 23/Apr/14 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
simontyrrell 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Ablewings 16/Apr/14 TR rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
toasted 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Conrad
grakgrak 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with nicktong
JamieSparkes 19/Aug/13 Solo rpt

harder than I remembered.

with Nick
Nick1812P 19/Aug/13 Sent β
with Jamie
Andy Peak 1 19/Aug/13 Solo

Fell of this a few years ago on second:-)

Hidden 16/Aug/13 TR
BJP001 04/Aug/13 Lead dnf

looked fine and was keen to go for it but could not get the gear in.

with Simon Woodcock
harry_lewis ?/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jed
jedster1111 ?/Aug/13 2nd
James Oakes 30/Jul/13 Sent
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
rich_hw 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with gavin_pcc
hamishjoe 18/Jun/13 Lead
adam carless 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

counting this as onsight because I had no memory of having done it before (seems I led it 5 years ago and found it a git then too).

JFORDE 06/Apr/13 Solo O/S
PLM ??/2013 -
deacondeacon 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S
riven 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with James
riddle 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tara
Birdo 08/Sep/12 Lead
with Robb the Sweet Prince
barni 28/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with Ami
Tom Campbell 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 22/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/12 TR dnf
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 26/Jul/12 2nd dnf
migs493 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

HVS Challenge

with LO
dannyboy83 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hannes B 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
tomthecoolperson 29/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
mwatson 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo
Ewan Russell 22/Apr/12 Sent x
with Huw
Macleod 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Mehmet
will909 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Falko 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Thanks to Chris for the a-cheval advice (left knee around the prow).

with Les Deakin, Chris Plant, Steve M
Les Deakin 06/Mar/12 2nd
with Falko Rech
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
charley 06/Nov/11 Lead RP

Maybe shouldn't of left it to the end of the day as it required more strength then I thought. Ran out of umph on the first try and had to drop down onto the gear (luckily the nut which didn't look too great, turned out to be bomber). Managed to get it second go by ignoring the flat hold on the left and using the jamming crack instead (although I laybacked it).

with Ange, Kev
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
Tithe Technique 06/Nov/11 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 06/Nov/11 2nd dog

Charley's lead.Bit of a struggle for me and my pathetically weak upper body especially having wasted all my energies on Gashed Crack before this but got there on second go.

Hidden 30/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Benn A ?/Oct/11 Lead
andybirtwistle 29/Sep/11 2nd
tommo1664 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
treg 23/Sep/11 Lead dog

Took a few falls. Was about to give up, so traversed in above the crux and put in some high gear, then did it with ease. How frustrating I didn't just pull the same move out when I was on lead.

with Sarah Yoga
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jw231 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Alex Skew
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/Jun/11 Solo rpt
john lynch 17/May/11 Solo O/S
with kela
gingerwolf 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo
trevor macalonan 02/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Richy
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd dog
r_o_b_h2 28/Mar/11 2nd dog

got it wrong first time and wasted energy trying to remove the wire steve had hung on. Got it second time with style and panache

with steve tree
Jonathan Hall 22/Mar/11 Solo
disturbed_one51 22/Mar/11 Solo
ChrisBrooke 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan Bell
lozowen 08/Feb/11 Solo
Andy Peak 1 23/Jan/11 2nd
with kenney
thekendo 23/Jan/11 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
tim exley 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with alice
madasten 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ethan
jade ?/Oct/10 2nd
with andy
ciaran1999 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with tom, shafman
JamieSparkes 30/Aug/10 Lead RP

a stiff little route, gets you very bunched on the jugs.

inuklm 29/Aug/10 2nd
maybe_si 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Sent rpt
Andrew Barker 31/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Reachy and awkward first move.

Hidden 27/Jul/10 Lead
geddicakes 27/Jul/10 Solo O/S
masa-alpin 13/Jun/10 Lead G/U

I have once tried this on 03/Sep/2005, but failed. This time I managed cleanly, however I had to use toe-hook at head-height together with small finger edge to get over the crux -- solid 6a move, perhaps because of my very short reach. Involving a 6a crux, this is one of the hardest HVSs I have ever climbed. Still a ground-up ascent!

with Andy Rail
drcorbasisgod 13/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hartz ?/Jun/10 TR dnf
James_D 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Rach
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Matt Bennett 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Sam Corbett, Lewis Grey
sam corbett ?/Mar/10 Solo
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Ram MkiV 08/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Laurence Everitt 05/Sep/09 Lead RP

Tried and fell in april 2007 so I came back with Mark to get it clean

Mark D 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
climbing_rocks1983 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Petey
Kyle Rance 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Cracknell
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Solo
Mr Wild 27/Jul/09 Solo
Benn A ?/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/09 Lead dog
Alan James - UKC and UKH 15/Mar/09 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Lex Wilkinson 29/Dec/08 Solo
tallsop ?/Dec/08 Lead
with Sam T
Graeme Hammond 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Barra
Brown 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
Matt Fry 26/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Oceanic 17/Aug/08 -
Jon Dittman 17/Aug/08 Lead
markbenton 02/Aug/08 2nd
Shad ?/Aug/08 Lead
Franco Cookson OLD 16/Jul/08 Solo O/S

sketchy!!! involving the odd heelhook.

adam carless 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S

good honest struggle

with some lass called Louisa
johniebriggs ?/Jul/08 TR
Tommy G 28/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Mark Riley 28/Jun/08 Solo
mikeryder 11/Jun/08 TR
with ben quarmby
Creep_pea 18/May/08 Lead RP

Took my first lead fall on this, did it clean on the repeat attempt.

with Walsh
jasoncanjuggle 07/May/08 TR O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
LoopyLou ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
LankyPaddy 06/Oct/07 Solo O/S
gareth scott borthwick 06/Sep/07 Lead dog
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
Rosie Henstock 10/Apr/07 2nd
Merlin 06/Feb/07 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 TR
howlingbaboon ?/Jun/06 TR O/S
with Rob
baldcoder 23/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Apr/06 Lead dnf
mikecopp 04/Apr/06 Solo
jamiev 29/Jan/06 Solo O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Hidden 22/Oct/05 2nd
ASchwirtz 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 03/Sep/05 Lead dnf

Fell off and gave up.

with Adam W
Pythonist 30/Aug/05 Solo rpt
with Chris Jennions
reg_measures 12/May/05 Lead O/S
with Ralph
loonyclimber ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 10/Apr/05 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/05 Lead
Alex Mason ?/Jan/05 Lead

motored up this felt good about ti quite a taxing few moves

with jools holland
jonnyboy ??/2005 Solo O/S
Ollie B ??/2005 Lead O/S
with A. Grindulis
Chris M ??/2005 -
cem 11/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/04 TR
dan gibson 16/Sep/03 Solo rpt
dan gibson 15/Sep/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/May/03 Solo rpt
rapidrich 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Coni
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Jon Box
Hidden 19/Mar/03 TR
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden 06/Nov/02 Solo O/S
dan gibson 11/Sep/02 Solo rpt
DerwentDiluted 29/Aug/02 Lead
with Tim Stain
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 16/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ??/2002 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/01 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 26/May/01 Solo
with Nicky
Different Steve ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Hidden 01/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Phill Mitch ??/2000 Lead O/S
with gaz
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S


with chopper
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
Hidden 08/Aug/99 Lead
martroberts 11/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/99 Lead
Hidden ?/May/99 TR
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
CrashMat Rob 19/Sep/98 2nd O/S

Strangers were climbing, I went up second to retrieve gear.

with Dave, Nev, rob?, Nicky
Hidden 27/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/97 2nd
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
IanGilbertJones 16/May/95 Solo O/S
nai ??/1995 Solo
CrashMat Rob ??/1995 Lead O/S
daprince ??/1994 -
D Tempest 31/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/91 2nd
Roget 25/Jun/91 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Paul B
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
steve taylor ?/Jun/88 Solo
Hidden 02/Apr/88 Solo
Hidden 21/Feb/88 Lead
Rob Davies 25/Apr/87 Lead
goi.ashmore 01/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/86 -
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1986 -
stp 16/Feb/85 Solo O/S
John Marsland 16/Aug/84 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/83 Solo
johnny20whales 18/Apr/81 Lead
Mark Kemball 22/Aug/79 Solo
mikej 24/Sep/67 TR dnf
with Keith Mcdowel, John Lee
Hidden 03/Oct/65 Solo
Hidden 02/Oct/65 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/65 Solo
Hidden 29/May/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/65 2nd
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