High Plains Drifter** E4 6a
[Rich and Kevin on High Plains Drifter, 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
Wanders up the left-hand side of the wall. Climb a groove to steeper rock then pull right and back left (ancient peg) making long reaches to a narrow ledge on the left. Finish out right, steeply but on better holds. © ROCKFAX


FA. Jim Reading 1977

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Photo: Rich and Kevin on High Plains Drifter © Neil Foster
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead G/U - 12/May/15

great route... get that foot high! yoyo
theomoore - Lead G/U - 26/Apr/15 with Roisin

Not as hard as it looks
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Lena, Ben Corbey

lena.drapella - 2nd dog - 18/Oct/14 with Benjamin Corbey, dannyboy

WillDoyle - Lead dog - 17/Sep/14

uphillnow - 2014

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Neil Furniss

Very happy to get this. Felt the moves up to the peg quite off-putting but the final crimps were better than expected. Also some decent micro wires just before the peg.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 02/Feb/13 with Hannah

This felt steady up until the crux, which was absolutely desperate! I thought the hard bit was just getting to the peg, but the footholdless move out left nearly spat me off. Maybe my fingers aren't strong enough, but this felt harder than 6a.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

cem - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/12 with Chris Parson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12

Pete Graham - 2nd - 02/Mar/12 with Mike

mwatson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Charles Moreton

Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 2012

barni - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Bob, Tapper

Another attempt to get back into leading E4 - plummet from the moves up to the ledge. A repeat go and plummet - bashing ankles into tree and ledge below. Call it a day
steveb2006 - Lead dnf - 04/Oct/11 with David Andrew

treg - TR - 07/Aug/11 with Chris S, Rachel

atapper21 - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Had tried previously but not done it clean.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/11 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Very reachy
BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/10 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Clive
ndp - 2nd - 10/Oct/09

Pete Graham - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Malcolm Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with michael porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Surprisingly good.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Kev

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

First E4 o/s. Just one hard section, couldn't fit gear into crack by peg. Cheers to guy who commented how desperate crux was as I was about to do it!
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Lewi & Rich

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/09

One that got away. Ace climbing.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Eric Hildrew

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2009

Brown - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Henry

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/08

dts - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/08 with Andy Taylor

Great moves, better than Suspense.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/08 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Mar/08

Had some gear beta off al but did the climbing onsight. Nice route, cool arch/flake feature. thugged my way through the crux.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 23/Feb/08 with Alex

Last time took a fall (7m) and was too tired to finish clean this time felt a lot stronger and more confident on it. brilliant climbing.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 23/Feb/08 with Steve Ramsden

First trad route for a few months, absolutely loved it, got committed and took a 6m lob from just below the ledge. climbed every move clean but had 1 fall and 1 rest on the peg after the fall.
Alex Mason - Lead dog - 30/Jan/08 with Thomas Martin

rockhugger - 2008

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07 with JulesV

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/01

tuftynick - 2nd - 2000 with Kenton Cool

Helluva struggle getting across left, big whipper hurt my ankle - even Brian was impressed how hard this was.
philhilo - Lead dog - 2000 with brian rodgers

Roget - Lead RP - 07/Nov/99

sadams - Lead - 05/Jun/99

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998

Still feels quite hard
steveb2006 - Lead - 05/Aug/97 with Rob Gambles

Failed 2 days ago. Get a good rock 2 below the peg and dont dither trying to get any more above. Hard committing moves on thin edges out left - hands on ledge - mantel up - done it. Exposed moves up R to finish. Abb for gear
steveb2006 - Lead - 29/May/96 with Rob Gambles

Fail when I drop my wires from just above the peg (and fall off myself). Rob lowers me into the pool to retrieve the bunch of wires.
steveb2006 - Lead dnf - 27/May/96 with Rob Gambles

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/96

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/May/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

1 fall
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/93 with Neil McCallum

Terry leads with one rest. Just manage it seconding
steveb2006 - 2nd - 07/Mar/93 with Terry Thornton

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/90

Hidden - 1990

Billg - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/89 with Dave Gregory

shark - Lead O/S - 19/May/87

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 20/Apr/87 with Grahame Nicoll

neilh - 2nd - 20/Oct/85 with simon webster

andy gittins - 1985

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 28/Nov/82

A big one for me as I'd dislocated my shoulder on a previous attempt.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Feb/82 with Bill McKee

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