Rockfax Description
Very bold friction climbing up the arete left of North Climb with gear at just below half-height. Sadly the upper crux is avoidable. © Rockfax

FA. Mark Miller 1980

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

Wizzy 21/Oct Lead RP

Really nice moves and good line. 2 stars. Cheers for the belay Andy!

ralphio 06/Mar/15 TR RP
MischaHY 06/Mar/15 Lead RP

Second E6. Absolutely brilliant technical slab climbing, and you really wouldn't want to fall off the top! Elated.

Hidden 27/Aug/14 -
Hidden 04/Mar/14 TR O/S
jumpingjimminy 27/Jul/13 TR dog
with John, Rachel
gpcomps 22/May/12 TR dnf
tdan0504 16/Oct/11 -
with Steve Gaylor, Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
tonanf ?/Aug/11 -
with Phil L
Stuart William 20/Mar/11 2nd dog
with Matt Reynolds
highclimber 30/Jan/11 TR dnf

two moves from the top, very doable with the right mind set and a fast belayer

Hidden 13/Nov/10 TR O/S
nathanlee 05/Oct/10 Lead RP

Really underated. 2nd E6.

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 05/Oct/10 Lead RP
Gazleah 03/Sep/10 TR RP
Hidden 04/Jul/09 TR dog
belay bunny turned bad 04/Jul/09 TR dog
with loundsy
Martin Brierley 23/May/09 TR dog

I could do the 6a bit - it's the E6 part that would be way beyond my warm happy zone.

Stoff ?/May/09 TR dnf
Aston mountaineers 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Aston mountaineers 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 11/Oct/08 TR O/S
with Ian Bruce
Hidden ?/Nov/07 -
Hidden 30/Sep/07 TR dnf
fizzy_elephant 06/Feb/07 TR

pretty sketchy...

with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden 23/Jan/07 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Lead dnf
UndercoverElephant ?/May/06 Lead O/S

After the other climbs on sunset slab confidence drove me to this. With my cloak of invinsibility I scuttled on up. There would have been some gripping moves well above the gear, except there was nothing to grip onto. Slopey smeary stuff does return to normality as ground-fall height is reached. At the top, my cloak was in tatters so time to return to the 'day job' of the lower grades.

with unseconded
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2004 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/00 TR O/S
Rob Davies ?/Aug/92 TR dog
Jon Read ?/Mar/92 Solo dnf

RP attempt. Before I could place gear -- thought I may as well solo it. Foot slid about on some ball-bearings and I bottled it!

with Louise B.
Dave Pritchard 16/Feb/91 Lead O/S

Very Cold Day. Lots of snow on ground

with Viv Worrall
Hidden ??/1990 TR
Hidden ??/1989 -
phardman 09/Oct/88 TR RP

Got on 3rd attempt

with John Lloyd
Hidden 22/Mar/84 TR
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