Rockfax Description
A wide crack in the slab leads to a big tree and loose finish. Quality jamming or use the small holds on either side. © Rockfax

FA. Don Chapman 1950

sbattams 20/Sep TR
oldhippy 29/Aug TR O/S
with James
Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
mattgrange 06/Jun TR O/S

TR as was very windy, excellent fist jamming practice

radams2000 06/Jun 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 04/Jun Lead
with Chris Tingle
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 13/May Solo O/S
with Jemma
Hidden 02/May Lead
Hidden 02/May 2nd
philipegwyther 01/May 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr Lead O/S
cragtyke 29/Apr 2nd
with Chris
Foldy 26/Apr 2nd dnf
Hidden 24/Apr Lead
Hidden 24/Apr Lead
amccann 17/Apr Solo O/S
Neal Jobling 16/Apr Lead O/S
with Tracy
Wayne S 11/Apr 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr Solo O/S
eburki1 21/Mar 2nd O/S
Jimbo C 21/Mar Lead O/S

Wow, fist jamming brutalism at its most fun. Chris missed out by finding small holds and avoiding most of the crack.

with Chris
Doug miller 20/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
spacey 25/Sep/14 2nd
MikeDowsett 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Graham Jones
TClimb 18/Sep/14 2nd
Lancer 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom PCC
JHiley 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Quite easy for a VS of this type.

with Katy M
Batt 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hardly need the crack, cleanest route on the crag!

Danm79 ?/Sep/14 TR
austen 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
bsparky 26/Jul/14 2nd dog
Tithe Technique 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
ciderspider 13/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Ange
charley 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Awesome, one size cam - just keep moving it up...

with Ian, Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 13/Jul/14 TR O/S

Ian's lead. Nice :-)

DaveB61 09/Jul/14 TR
with Dave Peck, Mike Dowsett
MikeDowsett 09/Jul/14 Lead
with Dave Bankart, Dave Peck
stacey73 ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Emma
mapperley samurai 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
rockofades 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with BKV
SuperLee1985 04/May/14 2nd O/S

Really nice climb. Great jamming.

with stevie lee
bede.west 04/May/14 Lead O/S

to thin for fists to wide for hands! layback gastone and forearm jamming!!

jamesclimbing 28/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Rosie, Vicar
mol 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Jesse
dannyboy83 25/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
StevieLee ??/2014 Lead RP
GermanAlex 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Maybe the best jamming I've ever done, definitively better than Brown's at Bamford.

with Jes B.
treg 26/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Bird
john_ni 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Julian Sorrell (PCC)
rich_hw 12/Sep/13 Lead O/S
john lynch 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Bethan D
justtoots 21/Aug/13 2nd

Wide crack, not wide enough for my fist. Annoying

Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Duncan 88 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
sputnik 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
bennevis 02/Jul/13 Lead
with Jon
vassy05 ?/Jul/13 Lead
dasc 30/Jun/13 TR
nogoodgrice 30/Jun/13 TR rpt
with Dasc
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead O/S
alp79 05/May/13 Lead O/S

First VS lead! The crack practice is paying off :) Quite physical and I was covered in ants.

ashtond6 05/May/13 2nd rpt

alps first VS lead!!!

Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ejohnson 22/Apr/13 2nd
Webster 22/Apr/13 Lead O/S

to fat to hand jam, to thin to fist jam! (the equivalent of a hand off-width!) a right struggle but enjoyable all the same. walked up my size 5 dragon cam as it is the only gear!

yetidj4x 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/12 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S

The crack now has two large jammed cams that will probably require metal cutting to remove without damage to the rock. The first cam was there before we arrived, and the second was left by the team ahead of us. The older cam may come out with patient persuasion, but David was unable to shift it despite a fair bit of effort.

EllieWoods 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
tsl42 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Lost cam, spent ages trying to get it out. Good route though.

with Verity, Bart MUMC
Martin Davies 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Hannes Granberg, Alice du Preez
ashtond6 04/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/12 2nd
Oceanic 01/Jul/12 -
ashtond6 01/Jul/12 Lead
gaz_jones 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
jack89 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
ERH 17/Jun/12 2nd
nrhardy 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
Sarah Radford ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/12 Lead rpt
shouter 13/May/12 Lead
mhawk 10/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/12 2nd O/S
nogoodgrice 09/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Deacon
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
SPD224 01/Apr/12 2nd
with Martin Smith
treg 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Probably used to many of the holds on the outside of the crack to get the full jammy goodness.

with Will
eloise 11/Mar/12 TR O/S
Clay C 09/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Stu
lozowen 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Graeme Hammond 07/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Pete aka Dad
simeclimb68 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 19/Aug/11 -
pie_eater_pete 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
TRFrost 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with W. Hooke
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 29/May/11 2nd O/S

Not my sort of thing, wouldn't want to lead but nice second.

with Rosa Vilaseca
Dibdawg 29/May/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Sheridan
adam.wall 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb, big crack for the best part and could have done with a couple more Hex's but a brave move will send you to a fun finish. Plenty of loose rock at the top so make sure the belayer has a good helmet or a thick wooley hat.

Hidden 29/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead
shafiq lalloo 24/May/11 2nd
Dave Mason 23/May/11 2nd rpt
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Gary A S 14/May/11 2nd O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Wil.Hooke 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Olly
glennofsheff 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S

not as tough as capital cracks but gear not so good . no bombproof placement until a sling round tree 2/3 height,solid climbing in crack for feet but was too narrow for me to fist jam. placed 4,3.5 friends and no.9 rockcentric all a bit marginal, but possibly due to order i chose to place them think 4 friend to start would have been better plan . good route tho.

fatbuoybazza 16/May/10 Lead O/S
MarkCunnington 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Smith
migs493 09/May/10 Solo O/S
andrea83 27/Apr/10 2nd

Felt harder than Cardinels Arete. Need same size cam all the way up.

with Buxton MC
MeMeMe 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Apr/10 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Jim Slater 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Lead
colkurtz 23/Jan/10 2nd
with Robb
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 11/Oct/09 TR O/S
Pelleas 02/Oct/09 2nd
with Norman
Hidden 29/Sep/09 Lead
Rampikino 05/Sep/09 Lead
with Cat
gazfellows 05/Sep/09 Lead
MRichardson ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
hellboundblr 29/Aug/09 Lead

Borrowed Kens large cam.

with Ken Elliott
barni 17/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 13/Aug/09 Lead
disturbed_one51 13/Aug/09 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 13/Aug/09 TR
Hidden 22/May/09 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 22/May/09 2nd
with Dan
AJ007 17/Mar/09 2nd
dan gibson 17/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with AJ
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
cannotfindaname 03/Aug/08 Lead
charley 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Marcus
teflonpete 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Got the jamming sorted and grunted and puffed a bit!

with Pete C
Darrel 15/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Dave
frankcp87 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Dick Bond
Pilch 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Big gear needed

with Graham and Ed
EdShep 10/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
victim of mathematics 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Simon Caldwell 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Carmen
chris murnin 11/May/08 Lead
martin one 12/Apr/08 2nd
with Ian Tingley
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
stephenhartley ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/07 Lead
Chris Plewa ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Owdham 19/Sep/07 Lead rpt

Was pleased with this lead. Used alot of small holds & ledges near to the crack.

Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 01/Sep/07 2nd dog
Jonny M 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Stirling & Nick Payne
Hidden 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Dhonny_Jaws 20/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 TR O/S
adam carless 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
davek 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Shaun L
gibbo38 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Robert
gibbo21 22/Apr/07 2nd
with paul
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Nice jamming route

dread-i 10/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with papillon
Phil West 10/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with Chris Tan
clive-greenwood 17/Nov/06 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 17/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/06 2nd β
Harry The Owl 20/Sep/06 Lead O/S
b.hayley ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
naughtybadboy 18/Jun/06 Lead
mel holmes 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/06 2nd O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with graham
Alfredo ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 23/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Jules
Adrian Daniels 23/Jul/05 2nd
with John Parrott
Hidden 28/May/05 Lead dog
cem 16/Jan/05 2nd
Sankey ?/Jan/05 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with LSMC members
shaun walby 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Phil West 25/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with Shaun Walby
mikej 15/Jun/04 2nd
with Rick Naylor
Peakology ??/2004 Lead O/S


with cat
Chalky Cat ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Dom
jamie ward 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with John Howes
gripped01 ?/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with Sue Hinton
Hidden 27/Jul/02 2nd O/S
julian allen 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Owdham 28/Jul/01 TR O/S

Good crack climb. Quite small holds. Nice moves. Very enjoyable

with Matt Scott
Apharri ?/Jul/01 2nd
with Dave Wharton
colin milton ?/Jun/01 Lead
with eric milton and sean cavangh
John Kettle ??/2001 Lead
sdht ??/2001 -
Hidden 16/Oct/00 Lead
TobyA 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Ellu
Hidden 08/Jul/00 Lead
Roget 21/Nov/99 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 30/Mar/99 Solo

Rope solo

Roget 11/Oct/98 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 22/Jun/98 Lead
with Andy McCarthy
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Stu n Clare
iskra2000 12/Oct/97 Lead

Nice jamming.

with Andy Leech
Lepista ??/1996 2nd

1996 ish, with MS, DL & DW

crater 03/Apr/94 TR


Scott McRae ?/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
Budge ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Petra
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/93 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
StevePr ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Alan
Hidden ??/1992 -
Hidden 26/Apr/91 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1991 -
samt 29/May/90 Lead
with Dad
nigehughes ?/Apr/90 2nd
with John Roe
sinbad 21/Feb/88 Lead
with AJ
uphillnow ??/1988 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/87 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden ?/Nov/86 Lead O/S
RichardMc 05/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Dave Musgrove 15/May/86 -
babymoac 04/Oct/85 Lead
with MTW
andy tetsill ?/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/85 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Apr/85 Lead
with Mick Moss
Hidden 31/Mar/85 Lead
malc 30/Oct/83 2nd
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
tapley 07/Nov/82 -
with Tony Charles, Chris Seymour
mark-abz 03/Sep/81 Lead
with John S
andy tetsill ?/Feb/81 -
with Rob Kevan
babymoac 31/May/80 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jan/78 2nd
with Tom Barbour (CUMC)
Andy Say ??/1978 Lead
Mark Kemball 03/Jul/77 Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/76 Solo
Nigel Bond 07/Jun/76 Lead
with Andy Brown
Hidden 04/Oct/75 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/75 2nd
Hidden 07/May/74 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/74 2nd
mikej 01/Nov/69 Solo
with E
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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