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[On the ledge of Zapple., 2 kb]20m. The superb finger and hand-crack that splits the centre of the wall is an essential Peak tick! The knuckle-cracking start is well protected and leads to easier but excellent climbing above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Brown 1971

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: On the ledge of Zapple. © Emma Burton
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This climb is in 260 logbooks, and on 40 wishlists.

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Bernie

Straight forward with bomber jams and good rests. Felt HVS 5a to me. Nice route.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Scott

Chris M - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Dan G

Powney - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Drew

fifth - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Gav

WillDoyle - 2nd - 19/Mar/14

Lovely jamming!
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with WillDoyle

mol - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Jesse

Nice route, would be fantastic if in better condition!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ben Ochner

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Not as hard as I was expecting. Crux at the start but the sequence is obvious and it was the driest part of the route. Good climbing all the way.
JHiley - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Drew, Emma

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with James Thyng

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

aking12 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Adam Fenton, Rosie Lynch

RosieLynch - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with john lynch

RosieLynch - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Anthony King

john lynch - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with rosie

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/13

sputnik - TR O/S - 14/Jul/13

Quick post instructing climb
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Ed

vassy05 - TR - Jul/13

timmyhobby - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 22/May/13 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/13

incredible climbing!!!
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 11/May/13

Great route, would like to lead it one day!
alp79 - 2nd O/S - 11/May/13 with Sam Fletcher, Jonny Ashton

Brilliant!
slacky - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Ben

giuly - TR dog - 07/May/13 with Neil Shephard

Brilliant climb, changed my view on crack climbing
Louise Hall - TR β - 23/Apr/13 with Nick, Tina Gargett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

Hmmm not ready to lead this one yet - Comeback later this year
jamie ward - TR dog - 07/Apr/13 with Steve Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/13

cem - 2nd - 03/Mar/13 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

OliverIF - Lead O/S - 2013

Found the initial finger crack tough but steady, but from the handjams upwards was full of green slime and I couldn't get the hands to stick long enough to pull up. Great route though, will be back in the Summer when it's dried out!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/12 with James Oswald

damp, slimey start was hard and took a few goes, dirty and damp higher up but great climbing. one to redo in the dry
lithos - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with pete harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Alice du Preez

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

Top class route! Exellent jamming, well sustained, 5 stars !!
gazfellows - Lead - 06/Sep/12 with Nic

Too muddy
ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/12

Oceanic - 01/Jul/12

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

a bit soggy and dirty, no surprise there! Still a good route though
adam carless - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12 with SecretSquirrel

still love this route!
SecretSquirrel - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/12 with adam carless

riff156 - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/12 with Bob Hotchkis

pebbles - 2nd - 28/May/12 with alastair, dave shield

SPD224 - 01/Apr/12 with Martin Smith

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with H washbrook

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Jamie

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11

Had a quick boulder on the first move before the lead and that was enough to make me decide it was going to be a cracking route. Great moves, plenty of gear and some good rest points for grinning at your belayer.
Alan100 - Lead - 15/Oct/11

the start is all good jams but the hard bit is letting go to place the gear.
Helen Gibson - Lead - 05/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/11

Wonderful. Hard because you have to do a couple of hard moves and it was sandy all over the place. It probably always is. Not sure i'll ever come back to the crag though
Cake - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Matt

riff156 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Jo Smith

odox - 22/Sep/11 with Keith Lonsdale, Andrew Birtwistle

andybirtwistle - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Ian Birtwistle, Keith Lonsdale

Milne - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/11 with dave saxby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/11 with Richard Williams

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with James Dexter

sgl0jd - 19/Aug/11

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Dan Vallin, Alan

Hidden - 09/Aug/11

Fabulous route - but I need more power before returning! Hand jams midway very comforting - finger jams less so.....
Babika - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/11 with Peter Neden

morpcat - TR - 23/Jul/11

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Burns

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/11

Very good.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers

TRFrost - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11 with W. Hooke

Haven't done a classic quarried grit crack like this in years. Very very muddy at the bottom adding to the fun of the bottom layback. Very very midgy at the top!
philhilo - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with simon pape

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

Ade7 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Marc

Came off. Boo.
marcduhig - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/11 with Adrian

Found a left foot and had my hands in a better position. Done.
marcduhig - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Adrian

on pete's gear
Chriswallis2 - Lead β - 04/Jun/11 with Pete, Jenny

Nails start, nailed.
petellis - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Jenny Clarke, Rock and Dole

Crux is up to the first bit of pro! Still some good moves through the rest of the climb.
Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Mark Sheridan

wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Jim Brownlowe

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 21/May/11 with Leon

Lenny - Lead β - 21/May/11 with Paul

markfairbank - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Ian Moore

Quite challenging for the grade
gpcomps - 2nd dog - 03/May/11 with Chris Bridgland

Found it very tough as a Lead. Remembered it being easier after the start than I found it this time. Still a great climb with some lovely moves.
Stoff - Lead dog - 03/May/11

slipped at the start but got it right second time. not damp at all - the clean up has rteally done wonders
pebbles - Lead - 02/May/11 with dave shield

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Apr/11

mark led the left hand start, but I removed the gear then down climbed to do the normal line.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/11

Wil.Hooke - Lead dog - 25/Mar/11 with Olly

Brilliant climbing, fell at the top. This could be my first HVS lead
jubolo - TR dog - 06/Nov/10 with mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Chris led in the rain, good effort
theotherpetehill - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

climbtim - TR - 05/Aug/10

wolverine - 25/Jul/10 with Sarah Marks

smokeyj - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with Rachel

Spoons - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with smokeyj

wet...dirty...muddy... But what an awesome route!
pabbage - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

hellboundblr - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Tony Madden

Guns weren't firing, not hnugry enough for it.
PanzerHanzler - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with Dan Simmonds

DaNo123 - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Hanzler

Dog!
John Tourle - 2nd - 28/May/10 with sam stringer

slacky - 2nd O/S - 27/May/10 with Ben

rested after crux. maybe try left hand next time. awesome climb
psychomansam - Lead - 27/May/10

joe1979 - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/10

On fire, brilliant route, 4*'s
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with liv_the_div

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with mark blackband

Chris M - Lead - 20/Apr/10 with Andy Reeve

fell off bottom move 3 times then nailed the route. really nice route!
Climber1806 - Lead RP - 14/Apr/10 with Max Edwards

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd RP - 06/Apr/10

quality route. hard work for an hvs
Maxim2023 - 2nd - Apr/10 with Matt Smith

Damn fell twice!! It was so slimey!! Carcking route though
richardhopton - Lead dog - 17/Mar/10 with Matt Thombs

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Miles Gibson

Shauna - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Jules

Brilliant climb! Well worth the three stars!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Adam W

MRichardson - TR dog - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09

Jonathan Hall - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 13/Aug/09 with Wee man

Fantastic route - a bit green and slimey at the start. Must come back and lead.
Stoff - TR - Aug/09 with gpcomps

first attempt at a hvs. thought was hard even tho protectable. crux at bottom greasy plus i didnt have outdoor harness with me - had indoor one so all gear on 2 loops - had major gear faff whilst climbing which meant got tired prematurely. will have another stab when possible and try to lead cleanly.
jules699 - Lead dog - 11/Jul/09 with Rich

An epic of a climb!
Bisteris - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/09 with Jules Hargreaves

jeanjacquescarnages - TR dog - 09/Jun/09

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/May/09 with John Tourle

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 30/May/09 with Wee man

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/09

jasclimb - Lead rpt - 09/May/09 with Mike French

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Nigel

nacnud - Lead - 03/May/09 with Lou Elstow

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Dave Law

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09 with AJ

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/09

HamishD - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Ivo

Slipped off the first move a couple of times then again near the top due to a foothold covered in ice. This is an absolutely brilliant climb though, very physical climbing with sustained difficulty on good jams and laybacks with good gear. Will definitely do this route again some time. Worthy of the 3 stars for sure.
tom.ireson - Lead dog - 10/Jan/09 with Andy Townsend

koopa - 2009

needs me to lead it.
kwaidy - TR RP - 2009 with sting

SteveM - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Tobs

Oceanic - 18/Oct/08

mel holmes - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with Alex@home

Just danced up with confidence, it was a good day
jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

b.hayley - 2nd - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/08

Great route, forced myself to Jam and Lock :)
SGD - Lead - 20/Jul/08 with Tom Relf

Excellent! Couple of determined pulls got me through the crux start. Great climbing throughout!
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Darrel

pleasant, steady on rope, certainly harder to lead.
Milne - TR O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Dave

smudge - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Will G

Alfredo - Lead - Jun/08 with Ben H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Leah Crane

Matthallinan - Lead - 01/May/08 with Nicky Winn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08

Jim Walton - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Forgotten how tricky the bottom was but better than last time
Peakology - TR rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Matt lead 2nd louise cat &dom tr

max_chan - Lead dog - 08/Sep/07 with Lou

Chalky Cat - TR rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Matt lead, Lou 2nd, Dom TR

steep
rayash - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with fenclimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

lovely. a jolly good wheeze!
EdShep - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Pilch and the Family Guy!

First lead this in 1989, followed Graham up a few years a go and really struggled. Pleased with ascent this time, didnt want it to end.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Graham and Ed

Really a great little route!
richardr - Lead O/S - Jul/07

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with dpmUK

Fell near the start
davek - 2nd - 19/May/07 with Shaun L

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Creeky

gdb4060 - Apr/07 with Gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/06

The first finger locks felt a lot harder than I remembered them. But then the route has gathered a fair amount of crud now.
adam carless - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

gjw5670 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Shazamuffin

Excellent route, still got the scars from the hand jam at 6m.
bendurance - Lead RP - Sep/06 with JC

awesome crack, first appearances are deceptive but this packs in a lot of jamming of a variety of sizes. low crux. 4* in a good position.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/06 with Steve Ramsden

gibbo38 - 2nd - 06/May/06 with martin

Hidden - Lead - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06

JohnHutch - TR - 15/Dec/05 with L

Nicos - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/05 with christos liaskos

Stig - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/May/05

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05

compelling line
Peakology - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Dom

Chris M - 2005

Andrew Martin - 2nd - Aug/04

rob.grafton - Lead - 29/Sep/03 with Simon Wood, Jim, Bruce

Monk - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/02

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Dave Wharton

Budge - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/01 with Carl Tiivas

colin milton - 2nd - Jun/01 with eric milton and sean cavangh

John Kettle - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/00

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/98

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/98

2 falls. Greasy, midgy and muddy.
Phil West - Lead dog - 02/Aug/98 with Steve Wild

Colin Edwards - Lead - 05/Jul/98 with Steve Trewella

ChrisJD - Lead - 1997 with ChrisC

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/96

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1996

tlr - 2nd - 30/Apr/95 with Cal

I dont remeber a thing about this route!
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/95 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/95

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/93

IanD353 - Solo O/S - May/93

StevePr - Lead O/S - 1993 with Alan

Hammy - TR - 26/Jul/92

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/92

Hidden - 1992

NickJH - 2nd O/S - Jun/91 with N Hancock

Hidden - Solo - 13/Apr/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/90

John Roe - 2nd - Apr/90 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - Lead - Apr/90 with John Roe

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

gordonday - Lead O/S - 1990

Roget - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/89 with jim

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/88

Hidden - 1988

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/87 with Jim Clethero

Hidden - 1987

Dave Musgrove - 15/May/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

babymoac - Lead - 04/Oct/85 with MTW

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/85

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/85

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/85

andy gittins - 1985

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/84 with Jim Kirkham

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/83

mark-abz - Lead - 03/Sep/81 with John S

Mark Kemball - Solo - 02/Apr/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/79

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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 260 (3.8%)
Lead148 of 260 (56.9%)
Followed62 of 260 (23.8%)
Toproped17 of 260 (6.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 260 (0.4%)
Unknown22 of 260 (8.5%)

'Climbed'110 of 260 (42.3%)
clean O/S97 of 260 (37.3%)
clean β4 of 260 (1.5%)
clean rpt22 of 260 (8.5%)
clean RP6 of 260 (2.3%)
dogged17 of 260 (6.5%)
dnf4 of 260 (1.5%)