Rockfax Description
Friction climbing on poor pockets with a crux reach near the top. A side-runner on the right lowers the grade a couple of notches. The line here uses the Direct Start to Sunset Slab which makes for a logical and independent route. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1972

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

JonesE 22/Oct Lead O/S

Superb slab climb, easily 2-3 stars, better than Sunset Slab. Done with direct start and no side runners.

with Alex
Whitmoreaa 22/Oct Lead β
Hidden 20/Oct -
fuzzysheep01 01/Oct Solo O/S
Heather Osborne 18/Sep Lead O/S
with Alasdair Dickinson
Hidden 13/Aug TR O/S
Dawlish 12/Aug Lead O/S
with neil
martinbettridge06 03/Aug 2nd
with tt, Ian Saxton, colk1000, Alan parker
Ian Saxton 03/Aug 2nd
with tony, colk1000, al, martin
Col Kingshott 03/Aug 2nd
Circus 22/Jul TR O/S
with Seren
Hidden 22/Jul TR
wi11 08/Jul Solo O/S
rockman 05/Jul Lead O/S

with side runner

timcedwards 05/Jul 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun -
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd
Ian MK 15/May Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May -
Hidden 05/May TR
Hidden ?/May -
bwestwood 21/Apr Lead
Wizzy 17/Apr Solo O/S
Andy Moles 16/Apr Solo
Hidden 13/Apr -
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr Lead O/S
Mike Turner 02/Apr TR
Hidden 02/Apr TR
MysteriousCeorl 02/Apr TR
James-m-h 25/Mar Lead O/S
with joedean
joedean 25/Mar Lead
Hidden 20/Mar TR rpt
mrteale 07/Mar Solo O/S

spooky finish.

with amccann
kez1 ?/Mar Lead RP
with rob rendle
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 11/Dec/15 Solo
Piers Harley 14/Nov/15 2nd O/S
with Catherine
Hidden 14/Nov/15 2nd
Katsmiff 14/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Cold day, the Rock was perfect. Easy climbing.

with Piers Harley, Simon Clark
NickJH 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt

With side runner

with S Fenna
Calum Wadsworth 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S

With side runners in sunset crack, HVS 5a, nice moves

with Emma
Big John b 25/Sep/15 TR
with Ed
adam clarke 13/Aug/15 TR
with Si
JenShelley 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Bern
TonyF 09/Aug/15 TR
with Judith, David
DaveFidler 09/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Dad
Pete_Frost 07/Aug/15 Solo rpt


jsmcfarland 07/Aug/15 Solo O/S

Solo onsight. Sketchy sketchy sketchy! But lots of fun :) Great climb - people top-roping shouldn't comment on it being soft, grow a pair.

Pete_Frost 11/Jul/15 TR O/S


with David Hayward
Hidden 29/Jun/15 TR rpt
hipyhop 27/Jun/15 TR O/S


with Cherelle
adamre12 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
db79 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Julesthe1st 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Ali
jimmysdead 03/Jun/15 TR rpt

considering the lead, need bigger cojones

with Sous (Matt)
MSchobitz 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
Mike Turner 16/May/15 TR
ben.phillips 16/May/15 2nd β
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 16/May/15 Lead O/S
g1m147 10/May/15 Lead

Had a side runner in Sunset crack. HVS / e1 ish.

with Mick.
Gambit 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Giles, Cheryl, Jason, Paula
Blake 12/Apr/15 Lead β

Great route.. never hard, keep composure and just go for it... inclined to agree with the grade - would be a lot of work to not hit the deck off the crux

Blake 12/Apr/15 Lead β

Great route.. never hard, keep composure and just go for it... inclined to agree with the grade - would be a lot of work to not hit the deck off the crux

Nick1812P 11/Apr/15 Solo rpt
with Jake
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Jake Young 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Hidden 10/Apr/15 -
Hidden 10/Apr/15 -
Alex 74 07/Apr/15 TR rpt
with Matt Carwardine
youwillfindjimbo 03/Feb/15 Lead G/U
fjg123 26/Oct/14 Solo
rurp 26/Oct/14 TR rpt

Awesome slab work Emma and Ben.

with emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo O/S
jshields 19/Oct/14 Solo


ashtond6 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Great route, lots of topropers claiming its soft!

DaveB61 05/Oct/14 Lead
jshields 05/Oct/14 2nd


Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
Gudge 26/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bob Ewen, Jimbo Perkins, Helen B
kirsten 13/Sep/14 2nd
with derek, Mark, Dan Vajzovic
Hidden 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
BenedictIEP 13/Sep/14 TR O/S

Didn't fancy leading this one.

Jam_sandwich 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
Dan Vaj 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Matt payne
mark4344 13/Sep/14 TR
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd β
Alan James - UKC and UKH 03/Sep/14 2nd
jack01 27/Aug/14 Lead RP

great when finally committed

with Luke, lan
Chris Craggs 18/Aug/14 2nd

Nice one - sketchy move past the overlap

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
eburki1 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
j4star 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 30/Jul/14 2nd
Alex 74 28/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Tom Baggott
Hidden 21/Jul/14 -
tprebs 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Conor Cadden
RKernan 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lisa Davison
ldavison440 17/Apr/14 2nd
saffy 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
sheelba 15/Apr/14 2nd
cjcuni ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 30/Mar/14 Solo
the power 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Side runner so I claim my hvs tick boom

with rob
Teappleby 24/Mar/14 Solo
with Alex McCann, Calum Harvey
robw007 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Wayne S 16/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead β
phildawson 11/Mar/14 Solo β

Went up on the lead but that all important first bit of gear never quite materialised....

Ciaran Mullan 11/Mar/14 2nd β
Curly Rich 08/Mar/14 TR O/S
with GMC Peter Neden
mrginna 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Matt88 22/Feb/14 TR
with Joe M
joem 22/Feb/14 TR
with MATTR
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
phillipwright ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/13 TR
Ram MkiV 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt
with noaks, Guy
Lovelace1967 12/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Good climb

with Mike Thornewill
Matthew Ferrier 04/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Was very stretched out at the overlap - felt about 5b.

amccann 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Just after a spell of rain, made the final smear a little sketchy.

dannyboy83 26/Oct/13 Solo O/S
geoff.comley 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Wasn't happy about committing with the gear where it was. Climbing was sound after that

SPD224 22/Sep/13 -
with Martin Smith
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Ian JL 21/Sep/13 Lead RP
tradguy 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cayteye 21/Sep/13 2nd
with tradguy
elbeanio 07/Sep/13 TR O/S
Phill Mitch 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with bleggs
MoWalker3 01/Sep/13 TR O/S


James Oakes 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Finally done after climbing down from crux so many times

Gudge 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Gudge 21/Aug/13 2nd rpt
cem 21/Aug/13 Lead β

Chris led it first. I'd top-roped it 11 years previously but remembered nothing about it

davebrox 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt
JimboWizbo 18/Aug/13 Lead RP

After top roping. Gibber.

with Beth
pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Hiscox
cathymiller 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Chris Redding 08/Aug/13 Solo RP

All solo attempts, bailed the first go to help a friend stuck on sunset crack, Escaped via top rope the second try. Finally did it third go :D

edmitchell 03/Aug/13 TR O/S
jumpingjimminy 27/Jul/13 TR O/S
with John, Rachel
John_Hat 27/Jul/13 Lead β

Once on top-rope, then led it. Hence can't comment on grade. Wouldn't want to fluff the crux though.

with Rachel
Wayne S 25/Jul/13 -
Hidden 25/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 05/Jul/13 TR

Steady despite the heat.

with Steve Cunnington
theomoore 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

scary, easy.

MD 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Jo led sunset slab, I followed up this route.

with Jo
Erynsmum 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Mike & Fiona
Jim Slater 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Quick practise on second after Maia led Sunset Slab. Soft for E2 as moves felt easy 5a.

with Maia
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
spidermonkey09 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice, high crux, watch it!

Jack93 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
jt232 18/Jun/13 TR
marclloyd77 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Blake
dr_botnik 27/May/13 Lead rpt

with side runner - HVS

with deacon
georgedunton 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 19/May/13 2nd rpt
elCapitano 19/May/13 Lead
with Coatesy
jimmysdead 05/May/13 TR rpt
with Blake
al123 24/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Solo O/S
sgl0jd 15/Apr/13 Solo
DaveB61 15/Apr/13 Lead
with Krish Dev
Albachoss 13/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Soft at the grade, bold without the side runners. Good.

Hidden 07/Apr/13 TR
gobey ?/Jan/13 TR O/S

great slabbing , will try the lead on next trip.

with daniel, mick, Paul
Knot-Paul ?/Jan/13 TR dog
with Bob, Mick
andy.smythe ??/2013 -


Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Max Lowry ??/2013 Solo
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead β
Phil Layton 18/Nov/12 TR O/S
with Phil Laxton
ebf 11/Nov/12 Lead RP

Top roped twice then did it. Nice & easy (for the grade), but you wouldn't want to fall.

pastep 11/Nov/12 Lead

Seconded first. Felt more solid on the lead. Lovely moves.

with Tibor
minT(HUN) 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Stephenson
deacondeacon 08/Nov/12 Lead

Led a couple of weeks ago with a side runner but came back and did it properly today. My conscience is back in balance. :)

Paul Hy 08/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
the power 27/Oct/12 TR

top rope superstars

dr_botnik 27/Oct/12 TR rpt
with Paul, Phil Taylor
Luxulyan 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

With siderunner. Tom soloed in style.

with Tom Murrell
Hidden 27/Oct/12 TR
Hidden 15/Oct/12 TR O/S
Pinky 15/Oct/12 TR O/S
with Ed Booth, alec thomas
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo RP
Hidden 06/Oct/12 TR O/S
Rich Kay 06/Oct/12 TR
bobpilgrem 29/Sep/12 TR O/S
with Bob/Nic
sting 17/Sep/12 Solo RP

Did it first time on practise, pulled the rope, got pysched and went for it. gritstone of the highest calibre.

Jack.Beech 06/Sep/12 TR

Still Not keen although I will come to lead it soon, side runner of course!

pie_eater_pete 14/Aug/12 Solo O/S
flyinfrenchy 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S
DaveFidler 03/Aug/12 TR O/S

Alice did Sunset Slab.

with Alice
mbradberry2008 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S

not sure of the line, but nonetheless good friction climbing

Graeme Hammond 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Had put this off for ages thinking it would be hard and bold but disappointingly easy and didn't feel bold either. Technically too easy and not sustained enough for E2, a bold HVS/E1 max. Direct start and no side runners.

Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
eel 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
rurp 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

side runners make it hvs 5b/e1 5b. high step smear

Neil R 05/Jun/12 2nd β
with Matty
TrevorWells 21/May/12 TR
Daniel Heath 16/May/12 Solo O/S

One of the first pockets was quite crimp-able which inspired confidence in the 5a move.

Nick1812P 16/May/12 Solo O/S
Theeni 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Sutcliffe
elCapitano 13/May/12 Lead rpt


with Henry
harold walmsley 08/May/12 Lead O/S

With side runners

with Colin Struthers
tradguy 06/May/12 TR O/S
phardman 06/May/12 Lead rpt
with Becks Bibby
Steve Swanborough 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
marcoleptic 20/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 18/Mar/12 TR dog
Jonny M 18/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Nick Pearson
Hidden 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S
djelkin1992 13/Mar/12 TR O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Roget 10/Mar/12 TR O/S

Led with side runner

Hidden 27/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 19/Feb/12 TR

One sketchy move.

with Steve Cunnington
david morse 13/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with lole
gingerwolf 08/Jan/12 TR O/S
Double Knee Bar 08/Jan/12 TR O/S
with TomBond
Hidden ??/2012 -
Gambit 12/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with OlI, Barney
Jay C 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Great climb, taking it as my first E2 onsight

Sam Cooke 12/Nov/11 -
with Jay Conlon
rockjedi 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Claire Molloy 30/Oct/11 TR
tuftynick 16/Oct/11 2nd
Stevepg 16/Oct/11 TR
with Bat, Bart, Tim
Ed morris 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan
tdan0504 16/Oct/11 -
with Steve Gaylor, Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Oct/11 AltLd
with Tufty
Mark Collins 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Duncan
Hidden 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
Richard P Coates 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
dr_botnik 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
elCapitano 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

With side runner. Felt tough for 5a in the heat wave.

with Coatesy
Olli-C 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 13/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Probably wouldn't have tried this if I'd know it was E2 not E1 like I thought, but it wasn't too bad.

with Bart Harris
Chi Cheng 13/Sep/11 2nd O/S
eel 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
nickmattia 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jonnohodgson1 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with nick mattia
Mark Dennison 06/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Dawn
tonanf ?/Aug/11 -
with Phil L
Hidden 02/Jul/11 TR
lanc23 30/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Maaaan. I assumed the two pockets on the right were off the route. Managed to get my hands into the first pocket on the line at the top, but backed off scared! :s

robman 01/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 TR
al123 25/May/11 Solo O/S


andysroom 21/May/11 2nd O/S
davidgent 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Sidekick 14/May/11 Solo O/S
mattorford 11/May/11 Lead
JHiley 11/May/11 TR
alexyoung 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Rach did the slab I slunk off right

with Rachel
John Elliott 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Doug Allen
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
AMarchant 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 16/Apr/11 Lead
Pete Nugent 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Neither Tony nor I had done this before. Tony was attracted by the option of side runners if necessary. In the event he led it effortlessly without the need to resort to side runners. E1 5a IMHO

Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Pete Nugent
M_W_Court 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Lev 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
stefie c 23/Mar/11 2nd
royal 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb. dont really think it deserves an E2, but if it does then it's my first one :D

with rob
RHarding 20/Mar/11 -
with Matt Snell
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Tomber 07/Mar/11 2nd

Followed Tom's lead. A bit precarious but not too hard.

with Tom Frost
TRFrost 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with T. Kimber
Aaron Hauptmann 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Ran up to it as it was getting dark, was alone, maybe not the smartest thing i've ever done. but I knew i could back off onto easier climbs if I needed to.

mwatson ??/2011 -
jfane ??/2011 Solo O/S
DeanD ??/2011 Lead
DeanD ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
ewanthomson ??/2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Gina_2 ??/2011 2nd
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Woodiee 13/Nov/10 Solo β

actually hard to change my pants....

tommytwotone 13/Nov/10 Solo
ollieben 13/Nov/10 Solo
rich.mike 07/Nov/10 TR

I thought I was doing Sunset slab, found this very easy for the grade! Not sure if I'd like to do it on lead though!

Adam1973 06/Nov/10 Lead rpt
David Wynne 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
JEP 30/Oct/10 -
Lenny 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 17/Oct/10 TR β
with Leon
Tithe Technique 16/Oct/10 TR O/S

With shunt.

charley 16/Oct/10 TR O/S

On the shunt...

with Kev
Jonathan Hall 15/Oct/10 Lead
J.Wells 02/Oct/10 Solo β

Went halfway up in the afternoon but felt warm and greasy so I traversed off onto sunset slab. Came back at sundown *cough* and it felt easy!

oliccm 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Climbed with Lee

alaan 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Lukem6 02/Sep/10 TR rpt
dennis janisse 02/Sep/10 TR
with lm610
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Solo
MorganPreece 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S

in shoes a size to big for me!

John Lewis 29/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Maureen
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR O/S
KarlH 29/Aug/10 TR
Zygoticgema 29/Aug/10 TR
jamsebob 28/Aug/10 2nd
Lukem6 22/Aug/10 TR O/S

first easy E2,

Marti999 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
r@bag 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
bunnikins 31/Jul/10 2nd
with Laurence
Hidden 31/Jul/10 2nd
John Elliott 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Doug Allen
simeclimb68 10/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Rob Laird 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

First E2 :)

ipegg 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Tony Walentowicz, Rob Laird, Gavin Philips
gavster2405 30/Jun/10 Lead
Katya 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Ben Burns
geddicakes 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Jun/10 Solo rpt
ffdalton 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Pub story

Jack.Beech 16/Jun/10 TR

poor pockets and sweaty hands, not the best

bennevis 03/Jun/10 TR
with Jon
stuartberg 02/Jun/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo β
AndyJBooth 15/May/10 Solo
MTS 15/May/10 Solo β

Had a bit of beta as some of the upper holds were the same as, or just to the left of, the holds I'd just used padding up the slab next to Sunset Crack.

hamish2016 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with pete graham
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd O/S
padski ?/May/10 Solo O/S
phja 28/Apr/10 TR O/S
with zoe marshall
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
DuncanR 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Scott Mckenzie
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 TR dog
Milne 15/Apr/10 TR O/S
Nick Taylor 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Wills
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
dishevelled ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Duncan Campbell 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

cool, spicy crux on smears but its fine.

dodfoster 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Bold feeling but very straightforward

with tommy harrison
migs493 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
ian d f 24/Jan/10 Solo O/S
scott gibson ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
DeanD ??/2010 -
gordonday ??/2010 TR O/S
nathanlee 19/Dec/09 Solo O/S
feilx 31/Oct/09 Solo rpt
with james d
intotheoutside 21/Oct/09 TR β
Hidden 21/Oct/09 TR
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/09 TR
felixthelion 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Tim W 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Aufton 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with James Johnson
jadm2 12/Sep/09 TR
alimckay ?/Sep/09 2nd
with ufton
mlmatt 29/Aug/09 Solo

Did it after failing on another route and was annoyed at myself. Good route, alothough very bold, falling off just isn't an option.

Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Aug/09 TR
fatbuoybazza 19/Jul/09 TR O/S
Kirill 18/Jul/09 TR
with Maxime, Gareth
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 04/Jul/09 2nd
with loundsy
Reaver2k 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Pretty easy but very run out, Mike put the bomber slider in which people seem to believe doesn't exist. Top moves are a bit precarious but very run out, wouldn't dare lead without the slider which would probably lower it to E1 or HVS?

with Michael Watson
Michelle_250 ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mike
benkelsey 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S

easy on a top rope but imagine scary to lead

Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
AsleepOnBelay 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

started at the the beginning of Sunset Slab instead, as that route was occupied.

with Brian
howhard 12/Jun/09 TR O/S

Very delicate and satisfying.

petegruf 12/Jun/09 TR
with howhard
jsrous 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Oli Burrows, Matt Sharpe
davross1986 ?/Jun/09 2nd

dearing lead, good second

DeanD ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 30/May/09 TR O/S
r.greaves 24/May/09 TR
with Dan Ashfield
Glyn Davidson 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Dan
Martin Brierley 23/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 23/May/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Stoff ?/May/09 TR
Jayne-Louise 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wicks
The Mountain Goat 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Nick Payne
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/09 TR
metal arms 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 TR
Hidden 25/Mar/09 Solo rpt
Ollie B 20/Mar/09 Solo β

was more in the centre of the slab than the pictures added for this climb, assume it still gets the same grade.

Noodles 15/Mar/09 Lead

only led the top bit but that was eneough to get the blood pumping

Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
GPN 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Used a (lowish) siderunner - probably E1

with Annette
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd
mic_b 21/Feb/09 Solo rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Mic UKC
Lewis Andrew 30/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Rich Armour
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Robert Besford ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Felix
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Teappleby ??/2009 TR
with mum
masa-alpin 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S

With a side-runner (so it should be HVS). I think the line I took was the right of Sundowner, E1. The crucial hold above the half height was just a bit too reachy for me.

with P Luke
Jeronimo 21/Nov/08 Solo O/S


Nicos 02/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Little AndyH 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 TR O/S
Misha 11/Oct/08 Solo
Hidden 06/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
mshorter 20/Jul/08 -
dashitboarder 20/Jul/08 2nd

With side runners

with Dad
markhilton 20/Jul/08 2nd
datoon 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
IanJackson 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Adam1973
Adam1973 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 30/May/08 Solo O/S
with Mike Hunt
chiverstom 02/May/08 Solo O/S
donkster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

side runner

with ben
alimckay ?/May/08 2nd
with will johnson
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
cooper leek ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with donk
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/08 TR rpt
with Lafi Fides
Hidden 09/Mar/08 Lead
Phil Jennings 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Rixham, Kieran Smith
PanzerHanzler 10/Feb/08 TR O/S
with Pat Holborn
simonw1 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Al and Ralph
Allan Watson 10/Feb/08 Lead

with gear in sunset crack so HVS - I'll do it properly one day!

with Si and Ralph
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Dom Whillans ??/2008 -
PenJD ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Dan Irving
Shauna 11/Dec/07 2nd
MDowson 04/Nov/07 TR
with si litchfield
Woodiee 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Chazz 24/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Tom Butterworth, Roy Prestwich
butterworthtom 24/Oct/07 TR O/S
with Roy Prestiwich, Charlie rowatt
mic_b 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Chris the Tall 19/Oct/07 Solo rpt

Think I went a little further left than usual - bit scary!

howlingbaboon 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Scary stuff - My 1st E2. Started getting the disco leg on the top slab after 'the move' so sprinted to the top before I had chance to freak out and fall. Really wouldn't want to fall off this one.

with Ruthy & Chris FitzHugh
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
Luke Brooks 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
SGD 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

very scary but very good

with Dan Ashfield
Ram MkiV 20/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Ed Booth 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Joe Dove 28/Jul/07 2nd
with kev
zcapxa5 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
cmsg 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Bit soft on second, but the runout is sufficiently hair-raising, even from the ground!

with Dave Ross
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Richard Hall 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Kendrick
greg101 26/May/07 Solo
with Ben Amor
Hidden 26/May/07 Solo
climber130887 23/May/07 TR O/S
with ella and claire
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd
seemore 05/May/07 Lead RP
with Andy Hext
maybe_si 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with james
james.f.williamson 03/May/07 2nd
v.jester ?/May/07 Solo O/S
with Lucy, Dave Jesus
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead RP
reg_measures 27/Jan/07 Solo rpt
Tobias at Home 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 14/Jan/07 2nd
A Crook 14/Jan/07 2nd
Dom Whillans ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
jonnybull ??/2007 Lead O/S

With side runner I think.

Hidden ??/2007 -
david morse 04/Nov/06 Solo β
mankrambler 04/Nov/06 TR O/S
with Ian Rath
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Cragrat Rich 12/Oct/06 Solo

Seconded four years previously. Goes very steadily for anyone accustomed to the grade

Hidden 12/Oct/06 Solo
Hidden 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
thrutch 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S

i though tthis was easier than the last one but a shorter friend found it quite tough.

with helen
Col Allott 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Cake 21/Aug/06 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Nick F Smith 01/Jul/06 TR
with Andy
Owen W-G 23/Jun/06 Solo O/S

Easier to solo than Motorcade

with Anthony
UndercoverElephant ?/May/06 Lead O/S

A good slab with nothing but the ground to worry about.

with S
Sam and will 10/Apr/06 TR O/S
mikecopp 05/Apr/06 Solo
Somerset swede basher 19/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Pete Blenkinsop
reg_measures 18/Feb/06 Solo rpt
reg_measures 10/Feb/06 Solo O/S
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with gareth
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Matt
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo O/S
bronsonite 26/Nov/05 Solo O/S
tatz45 ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Amy Illingworth
D Berry 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S

Awesome route, hard for the short to get over the bulge onto the upper slab. I'm 5'9 and felt a bit stretched. Benchmark E2 5a and I'd give it 3 stars. Far more worrying than sunset slab.

Hidden 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
arin78 14/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
D Berry 06/Aug/05 Lead RP

Lead clean straight off as E2, having previously onsighted with side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead dnf
D Berry 05/Jun/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
LankyPaddy 18/May/05 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 14/May/05 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/May/05 2nd O/S
fizzy_elephant ?/May/05 Lead O/S

Felt pretty straight forward.

with Rob Williams
SteveM 16/Apr/05 Lead
with Catt
D Berry 10/Apr/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 02/Apr/05 2nd
D Berry 19/Mar/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
BruceW ??/2005 Lead O/S

Used HVS side runner

with Becca
lisafer ??/2005 -
brownie mike ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
Big Steve ?/Oct/04 TR
BlueJohn 24/Sep/04 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 30/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead
bigphil 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with Kate & Andy
nmwr ?/Mar/04 Lead RP
feilx ??/2004 -
dan_o_b ??/2004 2nd
samwelli 17/Dec/03 Lead RP
with Reuben Brown
Ben1983 ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
D Berry 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/Jul/03 TR
leon ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S

my first e2. was quite into soloing at the time so it felt very very easy. i'd probably bottle it now.

with will shotton
Hidden 03/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead
thetourist 13/Apr/03 TR
Neil Curtis 02/Mar/03 TR O/S
with Andy Goddard
Hidden ?/Mar/03 -
Smelly Fox 19/Feb/03 2nd
with Rob Clifton
Jus ??/2003 Solo O/S
Duncan I ??/2003 Solo
cem 17/Nov/02 TR O/S
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Len Cole
snowy owl 01/Jun/02 2nd
akhughes ?/Jun/02 Lead
Hidden 06/May/02 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 12/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Chris the Boxer
WRMusall 08/Apr/02 2nd
with Bryan Shenone
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Solo rpt
mcb ??/2002 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/May/01 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/May/01 Lead

Side runner.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 17/Sep/00 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
adam carless ??/2000 TR O/S
with someone from CUMC
tlr ??/2000 Solo
nai ??/2000 2nd
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/99 TR
Hidden 02/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jan/99 2nd
cragspud ??/1999 Lead β
Hidden ??/1999 Solo O/S
NickJH ??/1999 -
Phil West 26/Sep/98 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Sep/98 Solo β
timreynolds 24/May/98 TR
Hidden 01/May/98 TR
Scott McRae 21/Mar/98 Lead rpt

Lead with siderunner at HVS on 4/94

with Darren Lambert
Paul Boardman ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Mark Johnson
Adi Hooper ??/1998 Solo
with Sherborne Adventure Group
WB ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Hidden 20/Sep/97 2nd O/S
richsmithinbristol 12/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
uphillnow 25/Apr/96 2nd
Charles Arthur 31/Oct/95 Solo O/S

Felt very straightforward.

Hidden 15/Oct/95 Solo O/S
crater 23/Jul/95 TR
Tim Bateman 11/Jun/95 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/95 Solo O/S
rc ??/1995 -
Andy Say 06/Nov/94 Solo
WRMusall 10/Jul/94 2nd
with Rick Stanley
Hammy 25/May/94 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
JiveWeasel ?/May/94 TR
Scott McRae ?/Apr/94 Lead O/S

Led at HVS

with Steve Jones
Chris Ellis 26/Sep/93 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
mikej 23/Jun/93 TR
with Mr Shunt
BigHairyIan 03/May/93 Lead O/S

Was HVS 5a in my guide! Has it changed recently, well like in the last 20 years!?

with Stuart Murray
Phil1967 13/Mar/93 TR
with Ed
craig d ??/1993 -
The Reaper 05/Aug/92 TR
Hidden 18/May/92 TR O/S
Jon Read ??/1992 Solo O/S
with Louise B.
jamiev ??/1992 Lead O/S

exact date unknown, but lead this with sumc members - prb adrian /rupert/ tim.

WB ??/1992 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
Tony Little 27/Oct/91 Solo O/S
with Sam
Hidden 18/Aug/91 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/91 TR O/S
adi bryant 30/May/91 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 14/Apr/91 Lead

with side runners

with Mick Moss
Hidden 27/Mar/91 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 Solo
Iain Thow 11/Jul/90 Lead

Solo 27/9/96

with Bill ? (Aston), Pram Singh
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Lead
with D Townsend
Hidden 18/Mar/90 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Mar/90 2nd
with Mick Moss, Brian Hannon
Mal Grey ??/1990 Lead O/S
Raggar ??/1990 2nd
with Steve B
Stoney Boy 05/May/89 Lead O/S
Bolehillbilly 07/Feb/89 Lead
with Dave Forster (Foz), Goi Ashmore
Hidden 01/Jan/89 TR
Hidden ??/1989 -
phardman 09/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Chris Wright 17/May/88 Solo O/S
babymoac 18/Oct/87 TR
goi.ashmore 30/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/87 Solo
Billg 28/Jul/87 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 28/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden 02/Nov/86 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Nov/86 TR
steve prior ?/Oct/86 Lead RP
with Rob W
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 Lead
with Paul Dunkley
ukb shark 05/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/86 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/86 2nd
Tom V ??/1986 -
stp 26/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Richard Weller ?/Jun/85 -
with john sanders
Hidden 17/Mar/85 Lead
sadams 23/Sep/84 TR
with Mark Bonham
sadams 26/Jun/84 Solo
with Pete Herrod
Dave Musgrove 01/Apr/84 -
Hidden 22/Mar/84 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/83 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?/Jun/82 Lead O/S
with Spike
Andy Nicholson ?/May/82 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Feb/82 Lead
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Hidden 17/Jun/81 Lead
John Marsland ?/May/81 TR
johnny20whales 20/Apr/81 TR
tapley 11/Apr/81 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/80 TR
with Rob Kevan
KRB 19/Sep/80 Solo O/S
mark-abz 05/Apr/80 TR
with Mick D
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
nbotting ??/1980 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/79 TR
Mark Kemball 28/Oct/79 Lead
with Paul Clark
Hammy 02/Sep/79 2nd
with Jonathon Stacey
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
andy gittins ??/1978 -
Chris Terrey ?/Oct/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/Nov/76 TR
with Mike Byles
Hidden 31/Mar/75 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1975 -

Climbed many times over the years, sometimes solo, but it's never E2!

with Bob Millward
Hidden 31/Mar/74 TR
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
mikej 02/May/70 Lead
with E
mikej 20/Jul/69 TR
with John Bickerdike
mikej 09/Mar/68 TR

I tried this route as I had heared that some Manchester guys had done it and named it Sundown.

with Brian Norris
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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