Rockfax Description
A tricky problem up the wall and arete. The roof direct is E1 6a. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Gregory 1977

PeteWilson 19/Sep Solo O/S
lauraf.gurney 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug Lead O/S
charley 20/Aug Solo β

Left hand start, which felt like the crux?

JamieSparkes 09/May Lead O/S

Crux at bottom, not the top as suggested by BMC!

Nick_Merriman 01/May 2nd O/S
Retro Rowan 01/May Lead O/S
SJPowderham1 01/May -
Hidden 26/Apr TR O/S
Robin Nichols 18/Mar Solo O/S
with Jemma
JoeMortimer 23/Nov/14 Lead

Short, but really fun moves! Although, I wish Chris63 had been there to belay me.

Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
KimberlyJarrad 22/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Joe Mortimer
Hidden 06/Nov/14 -
WillDoyle 04/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 05/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR β
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Polnedrane 26/Aug/14 -
Tim Rodgers 29/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
pete_naylor 04/May/14 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jacob Forshaw 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
adam clarke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Long reach helped but strong cross wind certainly hampered in making delicate, balancey step up! Well protected where it matters.

with Adam Lynch
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Stoney Boy 03/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
matt.stevenson ?/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Adrian
claregardiner 19/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Dec/12 2nd O/S
stefelafel 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Shaw
Steve Waters, Mynydd 21/Oct/12 Lead

Excellent. Had about 5 attempts before working out the correct sequence. I reached up with right hand but Mike used his left with a clever undercling/side finger lock with the right hand which gave him a couple of extra inches of reach.

mtempest 21/Oct/12 Lead

Led on Steve's gear

tompilgrem 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Nick/D, Dad
bobpilgrem 19/Oct/12 2nd O/S

RH start- lead by Tom

with Tom/Nic
Colin Scotchford 13/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 06/Sep/12 2nd rpt
thetradlad 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
yarrow 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
stephenedwards 11/Jun/12 TR O/S
charley 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S

As good as it looks & a nice lead by Kev. We did the right hand start... Only felt like 5a to me but is possibly harder if you're short and haven't got the reach...

with Kev
Tithe Technique 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 17/Mar/12 2nd β
with Rosh
jon_ridley 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
becoming-stranger 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
SallyMay ?/Mar/12 TR O/S

Roof Direct E1 6a

Hidden ??/2012 -
David Qualtrough ??/2012 -
adam carless 06/Nov/11 2nd rpt

via the right hand start, no bounce left for the direct.

AielSavage 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 18/Sep/11 2nd

The start is hard!

with Steve Cunnington
btc 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis
garry smith 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Gabe Oliver 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 06/Jun/11 Solo rpt
iamstebarker 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with James Lear, Jonathan Grant
PAJames ??/2011 -
nai 13/Dec/10 Sent O/S
mark20 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S


joe.91 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
ffdalton 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Dean Dalton
pr1984 25/Jul/10 Lead dog

Faffed around for so long wondering whether to go for the E1 6a direct finish I needed a rest! Bailed out and stuck with the HVS 5b in the end.

with Ben
disturbed_one51 13/Jun/10 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 13/Jun/10 Lead
pabbage 18/May/10 Lead O/S
DeanD ??/2010 Lead
climbing_rocks1983 06/Dec/09 Sent dnf
with Kieran
James_D 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Short and sweet, nice moves around the roof.

with Rach
Reds 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Graham
Hardcore Pat 08/Sep/09 Solo O/S
nadeem 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Finished off for Samir.

with Samir Al-Khafaji
aldred 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Michelle Piper 08/Aug/09 2nd dnf
peteJ23 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 23/Jun/09 TR O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
maybe_si 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 26/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with guy vg
GuyVG 26/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Steve Ramsden
metal arms 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Pilch 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S

tried to lead but couldn't do first move, got it first go on second, after watching others and warming fingers up. Top out is ok with a calm and confident approach

with Ray
Hidden ?/Jan/09 2nd
stephenhartley ??/2009 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 ??/2009 Solo
Oddjob 19/Jul/08 Sent β
with Duncan
mshorter 19/Jul/08 Solo
sparkass 19/Jul/08 Solo O/S
andrewwightman ?/Jul/08 Solo
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Brown 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
dread-i 02/Jun/08 Lead RP

Would have been on sight, but fluffed the first move.

with Chris Tan
climber.brandon 31/May/08 Solo O/S

long reach helped :)

with liam
Brandon Copley 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with liam
Liam Copley 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with brother - brandon
Chris the Tall 06/May/08 Solo rpt
BicepAndrews 28/Apr/08 Lead
tdudley 27/Apr/08 2nd dog

started raining when i was seconding, slipped off a couple of times due to no grip

Hidden 02/Apr/08 Solo
penrithblencathra 03/Nov/07 2nd
with Joe
Hidden 16/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Monk 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with RUMC
Hedley 26/May/07 2nd O/S
timharrison 26/May/07 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 26/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Pythonist 14/Feb/07 Solo rpt
with JdP
Rjukan ?/Feb/07 -
with George E
Hidden ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
joese7en ??/2007 -
Jon_Warner 03/Dec/06 Lead O/S

First HVS, good fun, bomber gear over the crux.

with Pandy
bobette 19/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with paul
Mr Sparkle 12/Jun/06 -
Nicos 04/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Chris the Tall 24/May/06 Solo rpt

Unsuccessful attempt to sandbag Garan

Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Adam Potter 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 06/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Jennions
Hidden 02/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 -
Andrew Barker ??/2004 Sent x
Paulos 07/Dec/03 Solo
Hidden 12/Nov/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/03 Lead rpt
DerwentDiluted 23/Jun/03 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden 31/May/03 Solo O/S
chris warner ?/May/03 2nd
loonyclimber ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
cem 17/Aug/02 2nd
with Mark Lim
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
adam carless ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Reds 01/Oct/00 2nd
with Graham
phardman 29/May/00 Lead O/S
with Teresa
r0b 18/Mar/00 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jul/99 Solo
r0b 15/May/99 Solo O/S
bigphil 16/Mar/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 14/May/97 Lead
martroberts 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/97 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 24/May/95 2nd
ste_d 18/Feb/95 Solo O/S
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/94 Solo
steveriley ??/1994 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/93 Solo
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Roget 09/Nov/91 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 31/Jul/91 Lead
with Andy Barker
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 -
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/87 Solo
steve prior ?/May/87 Lead O/S
with Paul L
Hidden 26/Oct/86 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/85 Solo
John Marsland 30/Apr/85 Solo
Mark Kemball 12/Jun/83 Solo
mark-abz 13/Oct/82 TR
Dave Musgrove 26/Jun/79 Solo
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