Rockfax Description
The seam is climbed on its left-hand side - thin! A very frustrating problem that sees many floundering attempts and much discussion about both line and grade. © Rockfax

FA. Al Rouse 1983

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

lukey13 31/Oct Sent x
jonny north 17/Oct -
with Pete
RKirke 11/Oct Sent O/S
morganator 08/Oct Solo
Hidden 27/Sep Sent dnf
Hidden 27/Sep Sent
Andrew Jennings 28/Jul Sent rpt
with Aide Jebb
iainsanderson 26/May Sent dnf
JamieSparkes 14/May Sent dnf

Still nails.

with Nick
JamieSparkes 09/May Sent dnf

utterly desperate!

Bernie L 01/May Sent x

started on right hand side

with John, Aiden
Nick1812P 20/Apr Sent rpt

happy to get this first go today.

with Tom A, Matt
Macleod 05/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Mar Sent
siwid 27/Mar Sent x
AdrianP 27/Mar Sent x
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Sent
Gambit 02/Oct/14 Sent x

Great boulder problem

with Guiom
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/14 TR dog
Hidden 12/Aug/14 TR
eburki1 04/May/14 TR dog
Alex Mason 27/Apr/14 Sent x
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG, Lee Cooper
Oliver Branagan 12/Mar/14 Sent β

pulled up and down stepped a couple of times before topping out the wall using logical seam (L-hand) and arete (R-hand) combo with feet on the wall in-between. Don't know what that makes the problem? Felt really cool and scary top moves.

AlexRenshaw 09/Mar/14 Solo
with Ted Lister
gingerwolf 08/Mar/14 Sent x
eazyclimbing 08/Mar/14 Sent
with stueeeyg, cliff
Nick1812P 03/Mar/14 Sent x
with Ben
geddicakes 01/Mar/14 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Mar/14 Sent rpt
drysori 02/Feb/14 Sent
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
john lynch 04/Dec/13 Sent O/S
with Joe Holden
Hidden 04/Dec/13 Sent
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Sent
Patrick Hill 30/Nov/13 Sent x
James Oakes 23/Nov/13 Sent x
treg 23/Nov/13 Sent dnf
with Dan Osbaldeston, Bird
sgl0jd 12/Nov/13 -
Duck Egg 06/Oct/13 Sent x
with Stu
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Sent
Haydn Jones 22/May/13 Solo O/S

no pads, never a 6b move.

with the captain
M_W_Court 16/May/13 Solo
JakeWShaw 05/Mar/13 Sent dnf
benkelsey 05/Mar/13 Solo dnf

half arsed, hot and greasy and all the other excuses in the book.

NickHobbs 28/Feb/13 Sent β


with Mikeski, Mirf
al123 27/Jan/13 Sent

Climbed on its left side

Brown ??/2013 Solo
with James T
Hidden 08/Dec/12 Sent x
Ben HW 08/Dec/12 Sent
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Sent dnf
Chris Redding 24/Nov/12 Sent dnf
Jonny Nick 10/Nov/12 Solo RP

brilliant. A real test of faith in friction, boning down on little pebbles keeping your head together.

bpclarke ?/Nov/12 Sent dnf
belay bunny turned bad 07/Oct/12 Sent x
Obi-Wan is lost... 06/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Solo
dominic lee 03/May/12 Solo
with molly
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent x
markalmack 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
greenclimb 04/Feb/12 Sent
with Sarah
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Sent β
James Oswald 01/Feb/12 Sent x

Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher

James Oswald 01/Feb/12 Sent

Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher

petellis 07/Jan/12 Sent dnf

Looks like it keeps on getting harder and spookier as you go up and I couldn't get my head around the wierdness at the end of the day.

with Pro-Climber Sean, Greame Hammond, Aly, Alpha Blue, Bex
Hidden 07/Jan/12 Solo rpt
Ewano 16/Oct/11 Solo RP

Had to try hard to get it. Got it third go though.

Lxaddison 16/Oct/11 Solo dnf
Sam Carr ?/Oct/11 -
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Sent dnf
Ben Harper 17/Sep/11 Solo RP
angus ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden 21/May/11 TR RP
dmoir 14/Mar/11 Sent β
with Oli
Oli 14/Mar/11 Sent rpt


with D-Dawg
bigdrew 30/Jan/11 Sent
with James
al123 30/Jan/11 Solo


soph ??/2011 Sent
mark20 12/Dec/10 Sent x
LakesWinter 12/Dec/10 Sent β

2nd go

nathanlee 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S


jowgli 24/Nov/10 Sent x

as a boulder problem

Chris_barr 20/Nov/10 Sent x

Frustratingly fell from last move on flash!

with Jon, Tash, Bob
thekendo 20/Nov/10 Solo β
alaan 06/Nov/10 Sent O/S


AsleepOnBelay 20/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Sweet! Very nice climbing, just enough moves. Found the move to the sloper touch and go. Wouldn't have done it if I hadn't met Alan at the crag. Cheers!

with Alan
Hidden 07/May/10 Sent x
craig naylor 29/Apr/10 Solo
DaveFidler 25/Apr/10 Sent x
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Solo RP
Fergus Cuthill 16/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 15/Apr/10 Solo RP
with Chris Taylor
TomHaigh 03/Apr/10 Sent O/S
with Phil Parker
android 13/Mar/10 TR rpt
simon cox 31/Jan/10 Sent
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Solo rpt
highrepute 14/Jun/09 Sent
switch 03/May/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 -
shark 17/Jan/09 Sent
with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve
Ram MkiV 17/Jan/09 Sent
with tezzer & stead lord
Tez29 17/Jan/09 Solo rpt
with Steve & Dan
Hidden 03/Jan/09 Solo RP
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x
Hidden ??/2009 Sent x
tatz45 03/Dec/08 Sent x
ianjfsutcliffe 29/Oct/08 Solo RP

Awesome problem and psyched to nail it.

with Lauren
kevp 29/Oct/08 -
with Atilla
fizzy_elephant 02/Aug/08 Sent x
with Nick Fletcher
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/08 Sent
Creep_pea 17/Feb/08 Solo dnf
with Tom & Andre
adam carless 17/Feb/08 Sent x

Getting stood in the good left dish took quite a few attempts (cunning use of thumbs on crystals), from there it went first go. Felt the same grade as Approach.

Hidden ?/Jan/08 Solo
timbanton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
sadams 16/Nov/07 Solo
with Catherine Adams
Mark Riley 02/Nov/07 Sent
with Alec
dannyboy83 12/Oct/07 Sent x
nai 18/Sep/07 Sent x

After working out the bottom moves it took two more visits to muster the courage for the top moves. Beautiful problem.

Ian Broome 29/May/07 Solo
Ian Broome 18/May/07 Solo
galpinos 17/Mar/07 Sent β

Knew the sequence. Felt ok. Easy at Font 6b. Lovely problem

Pythonist 14/Mar/07 Sent rpt

Bog-standard V4. Excellent little problem.

with Teddington
Hidden 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Feb/07 Solo
with Dave P
Ben1983 14/Jan/07 Sent x
Peakpdr ??/2007 Sent x
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
derico 02/Dec/06 Solo RP
with Jack and Chris
Stuart S 04/Aug/06 Sent dnf

Too hard in the heat

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/May/06 Solo O/S
Oli 22/Apr/06 Solo RP
with jcm
Tobias at Home 19/Feb/06 Sent x
Joe Costello 18/Feb/06 Sent x

Easy when its dry!

with Liam
Garan 20/Jan/06 Sent x

Really cold hands!! V5/V6 Font 6c+

with Nicolas Ecoffet
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Andrew Jennings 20/May/05 Sent
with Wainy
Hidden ?/May/05 Solo
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Solo
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
willackers ??/2005 Sent x
with John Vickers
Hidden ??/2004 -
Andrew Barker ??/2004 Sent x
Ropeboy 07/Dec/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/03 Solo
Roget 03/Nov/01 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 02/Sep/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Cassidy ??/2001 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/1997 -
bullybones ??/1992 -
craig h ??/1990 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 10/Mar/89 Solo RP
AlexRenshaw 30/Dec/88 Solo
with Tom Lewis, Tim Raffle
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Style of ascent
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