Goliath*** E4 6a
[Ben attempting an onsight solo of Goliath, 3 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
An unrelenting struggle up the wide crack. At least it is protectable nowadays by the biggest cams. The bold (crazy?) can layback the outer edge of the crack but that is rather avoiding the issue. © ROCKFAX

FA. Don Whillans 1958

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Thrutch and Clutch, WideBoyz Crack School.

Photo: Ben attempting an onsight solo of Goliath © mattwyles1
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This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 55 wishlists.

Neil - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/15

Carl Watkins - 2nd dnf - 25/Aug/15 with Neil

Tophe - Lead G/U - 12/Jun/15 with amccann

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Oct/14

petegunn - Lead - 27/Oct/14 with Davina

Absolutely brilliant fight. Difficult to decide when to go in and when to leave the main crack at first, found getting stood on the wee foot ledge at half height to be the crux and best tackled with a stiff layback. overjoyed to find a perfect fist jam at the top which I could yard on for the top. 4th go, was nearly 2nd go, but slipped and then got too keen on the 3rd attempt. oops. I found this considerably easier than Right Eliminate.
JamieSparkes - Lead RP - 01/Oct/14 with Clement Hutin

one go while the gear was in (thanks Jamie and Clement). psyched for an all day sesh soon.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/14 with Nick Priestley

Laybacked it. Definitely 6a, E4 fair enough. Maybe 25 degree heat wasn't ideal but a fun route on my birthday!
morganator - Lead RP - 17/Jul/14 with Sophie Whyte

Climbed it in crack, second go, super safe with 6cam.
soph - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with jon morgan

funsized - Lead dnf - 18/May/14 with Danny Boy

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Apr/14 with Benno Wagner

Teappleby - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/14 with Fran Hammond

Repeatedly spat out at the top chock stone. How this gets only 5c is beyond me!
LJC - Lead dog - 17/Mar/14 with George, Little Ben, Tom

Beat us up.
davidalcock - TR dnf - 15/Dec/13 with mapperley samurai

Got about 2/3 to 3/4 up and then was just so pumped and fell out and couldn't get back in properly after that. Size 6 cam made if safe as houses.
Teappleby - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/13 with Fran Hammond

lcullum7 - Lead dnf - 09/Nov/13 with Sarah Acheson

Left side in. Absolutely knackering. Ached like hell next day. Easy to layback, but so is walking around the back.
andi turner - Lead - 03/Jun/13 with Aniseed Dave

Ground up, a serious effort.
sparkass - Lead G/U - 17/May/13 with Mike Shorter

Tried to lead but got to mid height and didnt have any cams so wacked a TR down.Will return to lead when i have a large cam to bolster confidence
brices - TR dog - 13/Jan/13 with Jamie

andi turner - 2013

stephenhartley - 2nd dog - 09/Oct/12 with Burns

First ever offwidth. 4th try ground up
Apharri - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12 with Marie Richards

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/12

rockaddiction - Lead RP - Jun/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Ethan - Lead - 29/Oct/11 with Ed Hamer, Sam Hamer

Dirk Uhlig - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

B-bop - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/11 with Juan

Overcome by a fit of enthusiasm! Decked it twice (tho not from high) before I walked away. I need to be a little more head strong before I'll commit to those high laybacks.
lrandall - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/11 with Rich Crag Rat

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10

3rd go that day after failing on it the previous week. Did it in slightly better style 15 years ago!
Tony Little - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/09 with Ed Brown

Got Halfway!!
Climber1806 - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/09 with Morgan Preece

No way, no way this is 5c! i neally fell of the top i was so tired, took the layback aproach then got a knee bar just before the last moves, was my first really crack climb.
MorganPreece - Lead β - 15/Sep/09 with Jessy and Solo

Harald - Lead dog - 03/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2009

Hidden - 14/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead RP - May/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 2006

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Dec/05 with Kathy Morris

shark - Lead rpt - Mar/05 with Simon Shaw

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Laybacked all the way and found it quite pumpy for such a short route. Id give it about 7a because of this, maybe more. Can't imagine how you'd climb it inside the offwidth!
Jeff25 - Lead β - 01/Oct/03 with Oliver

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/03

Fell off 3 times onto the new no.6 friend. Held in place.
adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/01 with Taylor

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2001

tuftynick - 2001

WuDavid - 2000

sadams - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/99 with Andy Bowie

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 18/Apr/99 with Mike Weeks

brilliant, fell to the ground once
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/98 with James Ibbertson

Cowflinger - TR - May/92 with Andy Sharp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

mikej - TR dnf - 24/Apr/70 with Mike Browne

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