Indoor Fisherman*** E4 6a
[ Indoor Fisherman (E4 6a), 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The fine arete is one of the unsung gems of Froggatt. A tough start leads up flakes then a hard move gains a break and gear. From here pull up to gain and enjoy the rounded finish. Classic. © ROCKFAX

FA. Steve Bancroft 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Photo: Indoor Fisherman (E4 6a) © Dan Walker
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This climb is in 62 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/May/15

afern - 2nd β - 23/May/15

got through start, slipped from around 5 meters, hurt my finger tips. head not in it, life was getting strange.
GuyVG - Lead dnf - 14/May/15 with Malc Scott

fell off years ago. steady this time around, but fantastic!
malx - Lead G/U - 14/May/15

excellent route. first route I've fallen off and been glad cos it means I get another go! no messing around with side runners or starts.
theomoore - Lead G/U - 13/May/15

Cracker. Proper E4.
robertmctague - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Theodore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/15

dav - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Gill B

Doable but hard work, some gear. Need much more stamina
rurp - TR dog - 27/Oct/14

put some runners in from the other route before committing to the start
WB - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14 with Mark

on will's gear.
markalmack - Lead G/U - 26/Oct/14 with will, little tom

Stiff start. Excellent Route.
Oddjob - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/14 with Tom

Bottled it. 2nd go
mark20 - Lead G/U - 09/May/14

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 05/May/14 with al

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/14

Ethan - Lead β - 22/Feb/14 with Don Walker

Great climb. Bad idea to warm up on it, got deadly pumped...
pipof747 - Lead RP - 14/Nov/13

Lev - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Sep/13

akhughes - Solo RP - 12/Aug/13

Wimped out of at the start. Then stuck a top-rope on it and v glad I didn't push on. It's not as easy as it looks after the boulder problem start. Will go back though, with a matt :)
quiffhanger - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12

Very good
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

westaway - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Wicked route, Found the start hard, but got it after afew goes (quite sweaty.) All good after that.
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Got up to the first gear break and couldn't take a hand off to place gear. Retreated (jumped) rather than going higher. Superb route, one of the best i've been on!
richardr - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11

Brown - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Lily

1st RP
DaveFidler - Lead RP - 03/Jun/11 with Thomas Welch

Variation E2 5c
TonyF - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Tom Welch, David

Got to top section just before rest & slumped on gear. Must go back.
DaveFidler - Lead dog - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

tuftynick - 2nd rpt - 15/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Apr/11

Brilliant route. Certainly one of the best things I've done.
Joe Costello - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11

Fluffed the boulder start on first go, got it clean second go, will be back to lead. Tough, but awesome!
PeteH - 2nd RP - 07/Mar/11 with Mark Watson, Chris Fox

Mega classic. Committing at the start. Climbed with two cams preplaced (but unclipped) in the first good break. Had one false start and jumped off before the break, then went for it...
highlux - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Chris Fox, Pete Hart

Full value.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Emerson Clark

AdamjBailes - Lead β - 03/Jun/10

2 rests, went through crux ok, tired and wrong handed at top. magical route, to be led soon.
Milne - TR dog - 15/Apr/10 with Dave

Boy - 04/Apr/10 with Nige Kershaw

Hidden - Lead - 01/Dec/09

Bouldered the start with 2 falls, then made it to the break on the third atempt. Placed gear but fell off on the next move, too tired to try again.
Lev - Lead dnf - 15/Nov/09 with Emma Ross

feilx - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with james d

Incredible moves, something to aspire to!
csd23 - TR dog - Oct/09 with Mark Bunyard

A brilliant route which gives so much awesome and sustained climbing. First Grit E4. Very safe and totally enjoable if climbed in this fashion. Ground Up ascent with preplaced cams in Fisherman break from neighbouring HS above the bouldery start.
mattyork2 - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Johnny Richard

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Nic and Katherine

A stunning hidden gem. I used to think Moonwalk was THE E4 on grit.......
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Nige

nige - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with mark hounslea

willackers - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/07 with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

after alex and on his gear. Tricky first arete took a couple of goes.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 04/Nov/07 with alex b

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/07

First proper E4 and what a good one it was. totally involved all the way. slapping at a scary height above the ground and grovelling onto a bland top. beautiful.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Steve Ramsden

came in from the right
shark - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/05 with Mark Hundleby

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Kirilee

Ropeboy - Lead - 14/Apr/02

Urgles - TR O/S - 2002

sadams - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/01 with Eric Hildrew

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Jon Read - Lead dog - Jun/98 with Janet Crowhurst

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