Rockfax Description
Trend right up the wall then finish direct. A bit reachy in its central section, to a high crux. Escaping right is only worth VS. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Gregory 1964

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

PeteWilson 19/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Sep -
Dan Vaj 29/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul Lead
dr_botnik 23/Jul Lead O/S
with ken
zb1 23/Jul 2nd β
MichaelConstantinou 23/Jul Lead O/S
with Sarah Statham
Sarah Statham 23/Jul 2nd
with Mike
coster ?/Jul Lead
garywong 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Adam Ryan, Jason Kleine
kleinej 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Gary
bullwinkle 05/Jun Lead O/S
with Nick
Louishmouis 05/Jun Solo O/S
coster ?/Jun Lead
pingora 30/May 2nd O/S
with Bev, Ian
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 22/May Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 13/May Lead rpt
with Clement Hutin, Claire Holland
Nick_Merriman 01/May 2nd O/S
Retro Rowan 01/May Lead O/S
SJPowderham1 01/May -
Karlos 25/Apr Lead O/S

4c, yes. HVS, no way.

with Pete N
petern 25/Apr 2nd O/S
theomoore 20/Apr Solo O/S
franhammond92 20/Apr Lead O/S
amccann 10/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 09/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar Lead O/S
cragtyke 18/Mar 2nd
with Chris
Hidden ?/Mar Lead O/S
oread 24/Jan Solo
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
cookie002 01/Nov/14 TR
Matt Shepherd 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
g1m147 14/Sep/14 2nd
with Mick.
pete1993 14/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Nick
Robin Nichols 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Jemma
hazeysunshine 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Thea, Hilary
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo rpt
t_hume ?/May/14 Lead
nrhardy 31/Mar/14 Lead β

Pulled ropes and led on Phil's gear.

the power 31/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with neil
Lancer 23/Mar/14 Lead β

Pre-placed gear, so I could have a go at leading HVS. Felt quite hard, even with gear there to clip into!

with Simon Lane
adam clarke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Felt pumpy on the fingers (more because of strong cross wind and cold hands). Ungainly HVS topout!

with Adam Lynch
andybirtwistle 20/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Solo
fatbuoybazza 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Michael-H 14/Jul/13 Lead
lithos 17/Jun/13 Lead
with ccc
Jimbo C 07/May/13 Solo rpt

Sneaked off to the right to the easier finish, it felt a bit high.

jogh 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Vincent
vinni 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with James
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
benkelsey 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S

good lead from jake. some long moves the more right you stay.

Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead
cragtyke 03/Mar/13 2nd
with Mark B, john g
David_Gledson 28/Feb/13 2nd O/S
timmsy 28/Feb/13 Lead
joese7en 09/Jan/13 -
wrapped in bacon 13/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Daryl
Colin Scotchford 20/Oct/12 2nd
daviesp2 13/Oct/12 2nd
Curly Rich 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with GMC Rodger
Hidden 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
tradguy 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Hely Boylan, Rob Munday
cragtyke 07/Jul/12 Lead
Fragmod 07/Jul/12 2nd
Coel Hellier 01/Jul/12 Lead
thefuturesmiles ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 25/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Okay, now I understand, the top move!

Ewan Russell 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
the power 11/Jun/12 Lead dog


with ken
JamieSparkes 28/May/12 Solo O/S

not sure why this gets hvs?

with solo
Haydn Jones 27/May/12 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 20/May/12 Solo rpt

Good steep jug pulling

belay bunny turned bad 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 30/Apr/12 2nd β
Alex@home 16/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
adam carless 14/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Rich King
Steve Waters, Mynydd 24/Mar/12 Lead
mtempest 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
ash longreach 26/Feb/12 Lead
with Dan, jim
deacondeacon 17/Jan/12 Lead
gavinpeach 17/Jan/12 2nd O/S
madasten 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
RichardMc 30/Oct/11 Lead
with Dave Whiteley
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
SGD 24/Sep/11 Lead

Reachy moves but to good holds, although you don't know that as you are doing the rock ups

Chris Craggs 18/Sep/11 2nd

Reachy but good holds.

with Steve Cunnington
iamstebarker 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
al123 14/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
tmawer 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Jaime Robertson
Neil R 11/Jun/11 2nd

Right hand finish

with Tim
cem 04/Jun/11 Solo rpt
geddicakes 01/May/11 Lead
with James Restorick
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dux 27/Apr/11 2nd dog

rested near top after not getting good grip on break.

Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/11 2nd
Hardcore Pat 08/Apr/11 Solo O/S
busdriver 07/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
WB 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Guy
w.pettet-smith 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
rikbattye 04/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Jake Young 03/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Lenny 23/Jan/11 TR O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 23/Jan/11 TR β
with Leon
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 19/Nov/10 2nd
philb 20/Oct/10 2nd

with dave smith good

Hidden 02/Oct/10 Solo
Pilch 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Graham
Jonathan Hall 03/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Solo
Oliver Houston 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

lot easier than it looks

schaff 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jimbo
Jimbo C 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Lassa
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Solo
tomthecoolperson 14/Jun/10 Sent
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
AB1965 30/May/10 Lead

with bob j

Oliver Branagan 20/May/10 Lead O/S

Really flowed. Gear high up, and good move to move action.

MilesMcgennity 20/May/10 Lead β
Pown 12/May/10 Solo O/S
joe1979 28/Apr/10 Solo
tompilgrem 25/Apr/10 2nd
with Dad
bobpilgrem 25/Apr/10 Lead β

large cam protects the HVS direct finish-very nice climb.

with Bob/Tom
vanderz 06/Apr/10 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 28/Mar/10 2nd
with Phil B, Cake
dashitboarder 28/Mar/10 2nd
with Dad
Cake 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

I don't think I could be sure I kept to the HVS version

with Phil B, Matt
troutbeck 14/Mar/10 Solo
Ollie B 10/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Adam Potter 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Did not go right onto the VS

tigertim 03/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with Jim
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead dnf
Oli 11/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Went right at the top.

Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Steve J P 27/Sep/09 2nd
with AS
Shad 27/Sep/09 Lead
with Steve
julian allen 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 05/Sep/09 2nd
with Dad
bobpilgrem 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S

previously climbed in 1993

with Bob/Tom
Nick1812P 01/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead
sonic46 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Kean, Stu & Matt
tigertim 11/Aug/09 2nd
Dave Reeve 11/Aug/09 Lead
catt 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

VS finish.

with Blane
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Jul/09 Solo rpt
markytaylor 26/Jun/09 Lead dnf
popebenedictus 16/May/09 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 16/May/09 2nd O/S
dashitboarder 10/May/09 TR

Tried the 6a direct start. Couldn't even work out the moves. Traversed over to the standard route.

Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead
maybe_si 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead dog
tomthecoolperson 30/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 24/Dec/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 07/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
metal arms 11/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/Oct/08 Solo O/S
jimsrankin ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Al
practicalcat 28/Sep/08 2nd
adam carless 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

great route, starts slabby, steepens up and finishes with a hairy topout.

Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead dnf
whiting.jp 28/Sep/08 2nd
with jamesca
SteveM 26/Sep/08 Sent O/S

Copped out right to finish up Pulcherrine (VS 4b)

with Kat & Graham
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
alaan 13/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Neil Metcalfe101 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Allan Mac & Leon.
gnc760 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S

VS Variation

with Rose Williams
Rose Williams 01/Jul/08 2nd
with Gareth
Brown 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Liam Copley 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S

a very quick last route of the day as the sun went down

with brother - brandon
Brandon Copley 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S

rushed it abit but pritty good start, again nice solo.

with liam
victim of mathematics 02/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jim
Pilch 01/May/08 2nd O/S

graham led, nice route need to come back and lead it

with Graham and Ed
EdShep 01/May/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
frankiesmythe ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Badger
Hidden ??/2008 -
martin48 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S

very well protected not as the grade sugests

with dave
MeMeMe 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Nick and Andy
minaturechris 04/Nov/07 2nd dog
with Barra
bourney ?/Nov/07 Solo
hawkins321 19/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with rosie atkinson
Hidden 05/Aug/07 2nd O/S
BruceW 06/May/07 Lead rpt
with Debbie, Mark
Rampikino 09/Apr/07 Lead
with MMC Various
gaz.marshall 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
ed woods 07/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Martin Haworth ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Richard
nai ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
UndercoverElephant ??/2007 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Solo O/S
A Crook 09/Dec/06 2nd
Mike H 05/Nov/06 Lead
with Mahjongg
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd
climbingrick 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo
bobette 19/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with paul
Hidden 17/Sep/06 2nd rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
kwickfit 05/Jul/06 TR dnf

attempted at the end of the day no strength left, must have small fingers for jamming

with Spike
Nicos 23/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 17/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 27/May/06 Solo
stuart100 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
AJ007 11/Apr/06 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Solo
Hidden 18/Oct/05 2nd
ASchwirtz 02/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Solo
collingwood 22/Aug/05 Lead O/S

My first HVS, long reaches but enjoyable

with Tom Phillips
Hidden 27/Apr/05 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Iggy_B ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/04 Solo O/S
BrianT 26/May/04 2nd
with Steve Bostock
Gambit 08/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden ??/2004 -
Phil West 01/Nov/03 Lead β
with Iain Johnson & Shaun Walby
Stig 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
cem 06/Sep/03 2nd
with Pete Atkinson
Digger 13/Jul/03 2nd dog
with James Latham
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead
Phil West 22/Feb/03 Lead dnf
with Chris Tan
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/02 Solo rpt
PenJD 25/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
Hidden 28/May/02 Solo O/S
Whealiebob 20/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 30/Mar/02 Lead
sims 28/Oct/01 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden ?/Oct/01 Solo O/S
phardman 29/May/00 Lead O/S
with Teresa
tlr ??/2000 Solo
ellie macpherson 30/May/99 Lead
with Ian Holmes
r0b 15/May/99 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/98 TR
Hidden 22/Feb/98 Solo
uphillnow 24/Jan/98 Solo

done before but no date

clive-greenwood ??/1998 Lead
with HUMC
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 14/May/97 Lead
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S

Backed off previously

with Al D.
Hidden ??/1997 -
Laramadness 26/Oct/96 Solo
rurp ??/1996 -
Iain Thow 29/Jul/95 2nd
with Bill Wright
Hidden 01/Jul/95 Lead O/S
ste_d 18/Feb/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Gamba, Rachel Nicolson
D Tempest 20/Mar/94 Solo
with Rick
Hidden ?/Mar/94 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/93 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/93 Solo
Mick King 15/Mar/93 Solo
Marti999 05/Sep/92 Lead
with kev
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/92 Solo
whispering nic 08/Mar/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/92 Solo
Roget 16/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby 23/Apr/91 Solo
with Bruce woodley
Chris Reid ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 -
tapley 11/Aug/88 Lead
with Alison Tapley
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gurney
steve taylor ??/1987 Solo
steve prior ?/Sep/86 Solo
stp 02/May/85 Solo O/S


Hidden 24/Jun/84 Solo
Bob ?/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 12/Jun/83 Solo
Hammy 20/Feb/83 Solo
mark-abz 19/Sep/82 2nd
with Andy W
Hidden 30/May/82 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/82 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/82 Solo
tapley 14/Feb/82 -
with Chris Seymour
Hidden 05/Sep/81 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/80 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 26/Jun/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 22/Jul/78 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1978 Solo
Hidden 17/Dec/77 Solo O/S
mikej 28/Oct/73 Solo
with John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams
mikej 19/Mar/72 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1970 Solo
mikej 13/Oct/68 Solo
with Wil Hurford, Ian Clayton
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