Rockfax Description
Gain the left arete by a traverse from the left and then sprint. The direct start is f7A+ and a sit-down is even harder at f7B. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Drummond 1978 15/Jun/1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s.

BillyRidal 31/Oct Sent O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 23/Sep Sent O/S

Superb, great line and brilliant moves

with Dave
Whealiebob 23/Sep Sent x
mrteale 20/Sep Sent x
drewish 04/Aug Sent
Lloyders 27/Jul Sent
Robin Nichols 09/Jun Sent x

Found it quite bold.

with Jemma
Louishmouis 05/Jun Solo O/S
danm 29/May Sent
with Dan Arkle
simonmills 01/May Sent x
arrang 26/Apr Sent x
with Ben, Paul
Hidden 23/Apr Sent dnf
DavidPC 14/Apr Solo O/S

No pads, solo.

jamesturnbull 11/Apr Sent
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Sent O/S
Matthew Ferrier 04/Nov/14 Sent O/S


with Micki
fifth 03/Nov/14 Sent x

Had to work this a few times before going for the top, felt scary even with good friction

with Polly
JamieSparkes 19/Oct/14 Sent β

First time i've been near this with a spotter, couldn't commit to matching so went for the blind udge round the corner. Big move at the top.

with Clement Hutin, Liyen Nhuyen
Jody 10/Oct/14 Sent rpt

1st go.

with TobyA
AlexRenshaw 30/Aug/14 Sent
KennyGeoghegan 28/Aug/14 Sent
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo rpt
boulderholder 16/May/14 Sent x
Hidden 11/May/14 -
EdGS 15/Apr/14 Sent O/S

Felt more like a solo at the top with a poorly placed pad... Very good.

al123 ?/Apr/14 -
gingerwolf 08/Mar/14 Sent O/S
geddicakes 01/Mar/14 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
Hidden 26/Feb/14 Sent dnf
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/Feb/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent x
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent
geddicakes 22/Feb/14 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
adam 24 22/Feb/14 Sent
funsized 02/Feb/14 Sent x
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 -
JamesTurnbull97 28/Dec/13 Sent O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/13 Sent rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/13 Sent O/S
Dave Mayes 26/Sep/13 -

Done in the dark... Tricky

with TedT
TedT 26/Sep/13 Sent dnf

One for the winter...

with Davefro
phleppy 18/Sep/13 Sent dnf

Just had nothing left!

Cake 08/Sep/13 Sent O/S
LakesWinter 08/Sep/13 Sent β
with Cake
Yong_Welsh 07/Sep/13 Sent O/S
mfisher 18/Aug/13 Sent x
with Neil
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Sent x
Gudge 30/Jul/13 Sent x

Got it 2nd go!

Jake Young 30/Jun/13 Sent x
Gambit 05/May/13 Sent
with OlI, Guiom
Hidden 04/May/13 Sent x
domskezz 03/May/13 Sent
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Solo
JakeWShaw 05/Mar/13 Sent x

Tried once a while ago and couldn't manage a move. First time today shame it wasn't strictly a flash.

benkelsey 05/Mar/13 Sent dnf

got to the greasy jug, not enough left in the tank at the end of a long session.

joe1joe1joe2 02/Mar/13 Sent O/S
Kyle Rance 27/Feb/13 Sent O/S
philipjames 12/Jan/13 Sent
Hidden ?/Nov/12 Sent β
Graeme Hammond 27/Oct/12 Sent x
MartinWilliams87 27/Oct/12 Sent x
al123 20/Oct/12 Sent rpt
eazyclimbing 20/Oct/12 Sent
with heather
Ewano 14/Oct/12 Sent x

Pretty hard in my opinion, definitely 6b. Nearly got the direct start but skin wore out after 3/4 tries. Next time...

joe.91 06/Oct/12 Sent

Scared of ankle and far to warm for the grit today

Hidden 03/Oct/12 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 03/Oct/12 Sent x
with loundsy
Somerset swede basher 13/May/12 Sent x

Tried this years ago and couldn't do it. Went first go today.

with Birdo
john lynch 13/May/12 Sent rpt
with jess, hannah, rosie, Ed Austin, Tom, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Hidden 12/May/12 Sent
james.f.williamson 07/May/12 Sent
catblack 06/May/12 Sent x

Always struggled with this as i couldn't reach the good hold around the arete with my feet on. Threw for it today, feet came off but i caught the hold :-) finish feels high. good to finally do this.

stephenhartley ?/May/12 Sent
al123 21/Apr/12 Sent O/S

really nice

axeman 08/Mar/12 Sent O/S
with michael
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Solo
ambrooker 20/Feb/12 Sent dnf
with Scott, Tom
Nick1812P 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
with Elliott
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent x
markalmack 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
chiverstom 19/Feb/12 Sent x
with Scott, Alice
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Sam Lawson ??/2012 Sent β
admackie ??/2012 -
masonwoods101 01/Dec/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Sent x
gronbech 26/Oct/11 Solo rpt
with Tom
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Sent x
Stone Muppet 26/Sep/11 Sent O/S

Not a nice landing, wouldn't want to fall...

with rich
dmoir 17/Sep/11 Sent
with Ben and Andy
Ben Harper 17/Sep/11 Sent β
andy jennings 17/Sep/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
angus ?/Aug/11 -
mtempest 10/Jul/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 20/May/11 Sent
disturbed_one51 11/May/11 Solo
robw007 10/May/11 Solo β
Ricky Rocks 29/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Duck Egg 02/Apr/11 Sent x

Had to work for this!

with Jamie Moss
tuftynick 24/Mar/11 Sent
with ben winston, rich cross
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Sent
Ian Broome 19/Mar/11 Sent rpt
Jonathan Hall 18/Mar/11 Sent
Gustav 04/Mar/11 Sent rpt
with Matt G
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Sent O/S
john lynch 03/Feb/11 Sent
with rich, Lewis, Tom, joe grondowski, Lewis Andrew, rich armour
bigdrew 30/Jan/11 Sent
with James
Souljah 30/Jan/11 Sent O/S


with Alister
Sam Carr 29/Jan/11 Solo
i_a_coops 24/Jan/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/11 -
jussyrockstar ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
ollie_e ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Sent x
NeilManley 16/Nov/10 Sent O/S
alaan 06/Nov/10 Sent O/S
tatz45 06/Nov/10 Sent x
with Al Royle, Will Harris
Andrew Barker 04/Oct/10 Solo rpt
with Tom Lyons
nathanlee 19/Sep/10 Sent x
with Dom Lee
dominic lee 19/Sep/10 -

all dark aswell.

Hidden 03/Jul/10 Sent β
Hidden 19/May/10 Sent rpt
LakesWinter 16/May/10 Sent dnf

fell off last move

with gustav
Gustav 15/May/10 Sent x

Used a thumb on the pebble - didn't need to cross hands

with Matt G
Hidden 12/May/10 Sent x
tomthecoolperson 07/May/10 Sent
with Ben 250
geddicakes 27/Apr/10 Solo
with James Restorick
Mr Sparkle 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
TomHaigh 03/Apr/10 Sent O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
migs493 14/Mar/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Sent O/S
mark20 11/Mar/10 Sent x

3rd go

Graeme Hammond 05/Mar/10 Sent rpt

Easy today in colder weather, no cross hands just pulled hard on the pebble.

Ian Broome 20/Feb/10 Sent rpt
with Tom
simon cox 31/Jan/10 Sent
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Solo
joe_alexander 04/Oct/09 Sent x

cross hands?

Hidden 11/Aug/09 Sent
sam8oy 21/Jun/09 Sent x
with Jay
Jeronimo 21/Jun/09 Sent x
with sam8oy
Timo Austino 18/Jun/09 -
jibberingwreck 03/May/09 Solo rpt

Pleased to return and get up it first time.

mustgetstronger 03/May/09 Solo
vertigo 02/May/09 Sent x
loonyclimber 05/Apr/09 Sent O/S

a delecate problem, not really my style but i enjoyed flashing it!

Timo Austino 02/Apr/09 Solo
PenJD 30/Mar/09 Sent
jibberingwreck 14/Mar/09 Sent x
with Jon and Marcus
andyebbens 06/Mar/09 Sent
with Steve E
Dan 85 01/Mar/09 Sent O/S
with Pete, Josh, Ollie
mikecopp 25/Feb/09 Solo O/S
jamiev 24/Jan/09 Sent rpt
with Ben and Nick
shark 17/Jan/09 -
with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve
galpinos 04/Jan/09 Sent rpt

First go, felt easy.

steve_biczyk 02/Jan/09 Sent
with Keith Clarke, Andy Wiseman
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x
Hidden 29/Nov/08 Sent
Tez29 29/Nov/08 Sent O/S
kevp 29/Oct/08 -
with Atilla
lowersharpnose 21/Oct/08 Sent

Got it second go. Sometimes I need to drop off a problem to prove to myself that it is safe.

with PeakDJ
Hidden 21/Oct/08 Sent
Gambit 13/May/08 Sent O/S
with Alone
andy gravestock 03/May/08 Sent x

harder than it looks

with twins
Andy Barratt ?/May/08 Solo RP
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
Alex Mason 06/Mar/08 Sent x

Couldnt keep feet on the big foothold had to cutloose-pop for the jug, hard.

fizzy_elephant ?/Feb/08 Sent x

got blown off the top first time... rediculously windy. nailed it 2nd go.

with Chris Tapscott
timbanton ??/2008 -
nofx ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
hebson ??/2008 -
Lex Wilkinson ??/2008 -
Sidekick ??/2008 Solo
highrepute ??/2008 Sent
tom.e 09/Nov/07 Sent x
with Pete
Mark Riley 02/Nov/07 Sent O/S
with Alec
bourney ?/Nov/07 Sent
Marti999 23/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Solo rpt
nai 25/Aug/07 Sent rpt
with Rob & Rik
Ian Broome 24/Jul/07 Solo rpt
galpinos 25/May/07 Sent x

Took a few goes to match the slopey crimp. Very warm.

dicky79 06/May/07 Sent dnf
with Pete & Matt
co1ps ?/May/07 Sent O/S
with solo
robman 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Tim
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Sent O/S
JPGR 25/Mar/07 Sent β
with Yvette
dodfoster 11/Mar/07 Solo RP
with jake rogers
HamishD 11/Mar/07 Sent O/S
Nicos 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with christos liaskos
nai ??/2007 Sent
Hidden ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Sent
Birdo ??/2007 -
A Longleat Boulderer 09/Nov/06 Solo

Also got pretty close to doing the direct.

with Oli
Oli 08/Nov/06 Solo rpt

Having tried it on and off on the back end of sessions for a while it was quite pleasing and now seems fairly easy.

with Fred
Hidden 03/Nov/06 -
bigphil 07/Oct/06 Sent rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/06 Sent rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/06 Sent O/S
tumbling wizard 09/Jul/06 Sent x
jamiev 25/Apr/06 Solo rpt
jamiev 19/Apr/06 Sent rpt
dan gibson 11/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with AJ
Joe Costello 18/Feb/06 Sent x
with Liam
Hidden 11/Feb/06 Sent
Boy ??/2006 -
oldmanrivers ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
ldmell ??/2006 -
Peakpdr ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
jamiev 20/Nov/05 Solo
ASchwirtz 09/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Sent
Hidden ?/May/05 Sent
LakesWinter ?/May/05 Sent dnf

Did the crux then reversed coz the top arete was scary!

with Phil B
Hidden 24/Apr/05 Sent x
Ian Broome 20/Mar/05 Sent
Apharri ?/Mar/05 Sent β
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
willackers ??/2005 Sent x
with Rob Napier
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Sent x
Hidden ??/2005 Sent
bigphil 12/Jul/04 Solo
with Toby
Daniel Armitage 30/Dec/03 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Jun/02 Solo
chrishedgehog 27/Mar/02 Solo
Dave Bond ??/2002 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 Solo

Scary: No mat.

Stuart S 25/May/01 Sent x
Monk ??/2001 Sent
Cassidy ??/2001 Sent
Paul Boardman ??/2000 Sent x
JEP ??/2000 -
Hidden 16/Aug/99 Sent
r0b 15/May/99 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
Laramadness 15/Sep/95 Sent x
Andrew Jennings ??/1995 Sent
Hidden 08/Oct/94 Solo
D Tempest 20/Mar/94 Solo
with Rick
Stoney Boy 16/Jan/94 Solo O/S
steveriley ??/1994 Solo
Roget 17/Oct/92 Solo O/S
with jon
NickJH ?/Sep/92 Solo RP
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Sent O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
goi.ashmore 25/Jun/88 Solo β
Hidden 25/Oct/87 Sent
Hidden 02/Nov/85 Sent
Hidden 20/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/85 Sent
KRB 27/Jun/85 Solo O/S
sadams 02/Jun/84 Solo
Mark Kemball 12/Jun/83 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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