12m.

Rockfax Description
More then one pebble harder than its neighbour. Trend right up the steep lower wall via awkward ledges to runners then step left and burn rubber up the slab on barely adequate holds, avoiding the arete. A more direct start is a grade or so harder. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1972

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


ClimberDateStyle
Cake 23/Apr Lead rpt

Points 18, 19, 20

Hidden 10/Apr 2nd rpt
Cake 10/Apr Lead RP

Got it wrong first time and grabbed thearete

with Matt
Hidden 03/Apr Lead RP
Hidden 03/Apr Lead RP
Vixie 25/Mar TR dog

1st ever e3. 2 little takes. 1 over bulge and 1 at top of slab.

with Ian, Matt
James-m-h 25/Mar Lead O/S
with joedean
Climbster 25/Mar 2nd β
with Vick, Ian
joedean 25/Mar Lead
Bloke on a Rope 25/Mar Lead O/S

One tricky move over the bulge then another on the top slab over gear that leaves a lot to be desired, would have been better if I had the right sized cam used a poor directional nut instead

with Vic, Matt
Hidden ??/2016 -
mattcooperkay 31/Oct/15 TR O/S
hipyhop 31/Oct/15 TR rpt

Top-roped again with intention to lead it but cannot find "the gear", unless I'm supposed to use something really far off-route to the right?

Will Mortimer 06/Sep/15 TR O/S

Not much harder than 3 Pebble, but a whole lot more serious proposition

Hidden 05/Sep/15 TR O/S
JenShelley 09/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Bern
CaelanB 04/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Harder and even more insecure than 3 pebble slab. One of the moves midway up the slab is absolutely heart stopping on lead. I must have tiptoed around for a good 5 minutes before I finally went for it. Good climb.

with Caelan
hipyhop 27/Jun/15 TR O/S

Twice. Really nice moves on the upper slab

with Cherelle
Antonio Ferra ?/Jun/15 TR O/S
with Steve Lismore
Hidden 24/May/15 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 16/May/15 2nd RP

Bailed by using some arete on lead, clean as a second

with Rob Edwards
Fraser hill-casey 04/May/15 Lead O/S
bclifton 04/May/15 Lead
Nick_Merriman 04/May/15 2nd O/S
Gambit 04/May/15 Lead RP

Shamelessly top roped first (very easy) but still felt tenuous on the lead, gear was good though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceQHbwU4EFo&feature=youtu.be

with Giles, Cheryl, Jason, Paula
pete1993 11/Apr/15 2nd rpt

nowhere near as hard as i remember, keen to get on lead next time

with Nick
Nick1812P 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jake
OliverRoss 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Seemed really unsatisfying when there is an arete just right to escape off with if it were needed.

with Alasdair Dickinson
Hidden 10/Apr/15 -
waydan 22/Nov/14 2nd

Swifty lead and it was wet, great day.

KimberlyJarrad 20/Nov/14 2nd O/S

E3, yay!

stewc 09/Nov/14 2nd
peteJ23 01/Nov/14 TR O/S
Teappleby 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Can't think of a much better way to de-hagger after planet zogg than a trip up this!

Deako 01/Nov/14 TR
with peteJ23
DaveB61 05/Oct/14 2nd
jshields 05/Oct/14 Lead

Repeat.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
NickJH 05/Oct/14 TR rpt
Gudge 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice slab climbing & first grit E3 lead.

with Helen B
danJBA 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
B-bop 18/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Matt Grange
atom 09/Aug/14 2nd β

Very good quality rock helped a lot on this, the holds are barely there, a real test of your slab technique. Well worth it

j4star 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 30/Jul/14 2nd
saffy 15/Apr/14 Lead β
matthomas79 30/Mar/14 TR rpt
dsgarner 30/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Cat Smith, Matt Thomas
robw007 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S
cheeky 05/Mar/14 TR O/S
with Dave Rich, Mark Philipson
mark4344 05/Mar/14 TR
with Matt Payne
Hidden 04/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jan/14 2nd O/S
mrginna 21/Jan/14 Lead RP
mike mo ??/2014 2nd
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
Smelly Fox 08/Dec/13 Lead

Used the Arete on the crux (cheated).

James Oakes 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Scary but steady.

Fragmod 30/Nov/13 Lead
amccann 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/13 2nd
tom ?/Nov/13 2nd β
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S

More entertaining than its famous naighbour

Hidden 15/Aug/13 TR O/S
Heather Osborne 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ianstevens ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
That Shallot 25/May/13 2nd
with Jack
Stuart Johnston 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Sadie Renwick
georgedunton 19/May/13 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 19/May/13 2nd rpt
rurp 23/Apr/13 Lead dnf

used arete for one right hand at the top!

Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
DaveMo 14/Apr/13 2nd

thanks for this will. not ready for such boldness yet.

Albachoss 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S

A poor start gave way to marginal gear but a great bold finish.

with Ben
nimajneb 13/Apr/13 2nd
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
saffy ??/2013 -
Wayne S 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with saffy
saffy 02/Dec/12 2nd
with Wayne S
jayrenegade 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Nice route, my first E3, Luke was waiting at the top to rescue me incase i wimped out....

with Dale, Luke
lukas richardo 11/Nov/12 2nd β
with jamie
jezb1 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Don't climb on grit much but maybe e2 5b, but I was close to the arete....

Hidden 15/Oct/12 TR O/S
Pinky 15/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Ed Booth, alec thomas
jacobjlloyd 07/Oct/12 -

Didn't have a guide book and this looked good for teaching technique on - did it with the arete, as I was soloing in my trainers, but some of them did it without. Probably did the start of the severe, but we smeared up the line in the photos anyway. Thought it was about HVS like that, but what do I know? Funny how grades work. Had a stream of people with basically no smearing experience pad up it nicely - I guess they are all just awesome!

deacondeacon 13/Sep/12 Lead

Climbed with the arete a couple of months ago and without today. Feels E3 without arete.

Andy Peak 1 13/Sep/12 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
sophienna 07/Sep/12 TR
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Tom Redmond 01/Sep/12 2nd
whitehouse_rhys 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
BRoe 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

no arete for the full e-grade.

MarkRoe 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

No arete. Backed off and escaped right a few times before committing. Didn't have 100% faith in the gear in the low break, not sure it would have pulled tight anyway though.

Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
lewiz 02/Jun/12 TR O/S
Jay C 02/Jun/12 Lead dnf
with Rosie L
rosieposey14 ?/Jun/12 -
jwpil 18/May/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
pete1993 16/May/12 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Joey C 26/Apr/12 TR
thrutch 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Sven
Matt JM Stevens 15/Apr/12 Lead
TRFrost 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with W. Hooke
ed woods 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
gaz.marshall 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Ceridwen 16/Mar/12 Lead O/S

First E3 lead

with Tim W
spragglerocks 10/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Nigel M
PAJames ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
wi11 29/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Gwen L, Jez, Charlie T
charlietorrance 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Awesome climb.. would be scary to lead.

tuftynick 16/Oct/11 2nd
Shancock1 16/Oct/11 2nd
Ed morris 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Oct/11 AltLd
with Tufty
Chi Cheng 13/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Mark Dennison 06/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Dawn
matthomas79 31/Jul/11 TR O/S
wi11 11/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Bottled it and grabbed the arete

with Duncan
tomthecoolperson 03/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Andrew
London Luke ?/Jun/11 Lead
deejmonkey 28/May/11 Lead
with Tom
tomparrott 28/May/11 2nd
with DJ
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
AMarchant 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Ground up, stepped off right first time round. Sent it next time.

disturbed_one51 16/Apr/11 Lead
Pete Nugent 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S

First route of the day....Tony made short work of this bold route. "Just trust your feet and they will stick" he said. Impossible, I thought. Nevertheless, I did as I was told and seconded the route o.k.

Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/11 Lead β
with Pete Nugent, Adam Hughes, Dan McKinlay
wi11 03/Apr/11 2nd β
M_W_Court 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
datoon 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with K
Shauna 26/Mar/11 2nd
with Jules
JulesV 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Cam on right makes this much safer than 3 pebble and not much harder

with Shauna Cunningham
stefie c 23/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
mwatson 10/Mar/11 Lead β

climbed in rain and strong wind, either a good E2 or if you 'not too far right' an eliminate E3 your choice

jon clayton 03/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Tomprusk 03/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Jon
jon clayton 02/Feb/11 Lead O/S
ben1987 ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Jonathan Hall 15/Oct/10 Lead
gingerwolf 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Gazleah 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 18/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Just climbed the top section to escape from the top section of Grey Slab - although intimidating a much easier and nicer experience.

grubes 01/Aug/10 Lead RP

previously seconded. great route. better than 3ps in my opinion

with Nick
chris sm 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
nathanlee 17/Jul/10 Solo O/S

If it feels easier than E3 you aren't far left enough!

Jams Crwca 11/Jul/10 TR
Will_Maxwell 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

First E3 - tried to lead it, no gear by half way mark so just untied and soloed it. Felt too easy for an E3!

with Carina Topham
Guy Wilson 20/Jun/10 Lead
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

First E3 lead if it in fact is E3. Felt way to easy to be so...easy E2 5b? Still, nice route and the upper slab felt a little scary; a steeper version of TPS!

Alex Thompson 20/Jun/10 TR O/S
with Nick Allen
Aufton 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 04/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
AB1965 30/May/10 Lead

with Bob J

smallerrich 27/May/10 Lead O/S

Seems like a few ways of doing it.. cool route though.

with Ollie Wragg
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
benkelsey 15/May/10 2nd O/S

not enough holds on the top slab!! properly precarious

gazfellows 14/Apr/10 2nd
Nick Taylor 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Ben Wills
GarethHall 27/Mar/10 TR dog
with Sarah
Duncan Campbell 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

felt really easy for 5c, not sure I took the right line to be honest but i didnt use the arete and it seems pretty contrived

with rach stroud
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Gambit 11/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Need to get my grit head back on.

with Steve
scott gibson ??/2010 Solo RP
with mike preece
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Lev 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Not sure if I went on the right line - felt too easy.

BenJacobs 28/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Ollie
Ollie B 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with B.Jacobs
Hidden 25/Oct/09 -
danoflynn 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Jack Symmons
felixthelion 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Soft

with Rob
melonmike 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Renegade_Pony 18/Aug/09 2nd
with barni
barni 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ewan
benchwarmer 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd O/S
Glyn Davidson 23/May/09 Lead RP
with Dan
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
melmyo 12/Apr/09 TR dnf

Didn't realise it was a route!

with Dave C
Skell 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
munkey ?/Apr/09 TR O/S

tope roped this as it looked easy for a 5c but unprotected. there was like 2 holds on the whole of the lower harder section, great fun, very precarious.

with melmyo
Hidden 13/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd
Joris.Roulleau 31/Jan/09 TR
with Nick
Hidden 31/Jan/09 TR O/S
Lewis Andrew 30/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Rich Armour
Robert Besford ??/2009 Lead β
with Felix
Hidden ??/2009 TR RP
Pete Graham 28/Nov/08 Lead
with Luke Porter
Hidden 29/Oct/08 TR
Hidden 26/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Carly 26/Oct/08 2nd
with chris
smudge 25/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Jude and Rob
Alex Mason 11/Sep/08 Lead O/S

bomber 0 cams in break, bit of a breeze, think i went to close to the arete so felt eliminate.

with Norwich Rodger
stemill 02/Aug/08 TR O/S
Diggler 02/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Pope Paul
Calder 02/Aug/08 TR
with Mark
mshorter 20/Jul/08 -
Oddjob 20/Jul/08 2nd β
sparkass 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
alaan 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jenny
IanJackson 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Adam1973
Adam1973 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Misha 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Joe Dove 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with paul
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
ducle 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Nick Shuttleworth
SGD 26/Apr/08 Lead

Great climb - I could well be wrong but judging from the greeness of the start not many people do the direct start to this route starting on the slab to the right of 3 pebble. Looks like a lot of people start in the corner?? True/False??

with Alastair Thompson
markhilton 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Will Jung 27/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Bramal
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
donkster ?/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with ben
cooper leek ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with donk
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
daniel12 ??/2008 -
daniel12 ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 30/Sep/07 Lead RP
mic_b 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 09/Sep/07 AltLd rpt
with Emily and Numpty
PenJD 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Irving
Phil Jennings 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Joe Dove 28/Jul/07 2nd
with kev
Hidden 23/Jun/07 TR O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 05/May/07 Lead
tatz45 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Owen
robman 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S

well this is debatable!!!! long story!!

with Tim
natzim 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Tom Arnold
Hidden ??/2007 -
ewen 09/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with dave best
kitkat78 04/Nov/06 TR
with Nick McK
Chad123 ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Fun route, but probably the easiest E3 I have ever done, total time to lead and be seconded about 5 minutes! The friction was amazing though on a perfect crisp, cold day. Smear, no fear!

with Sam
SGD 21/Oct/06 2nd
with Tom Relf
lukea 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with dan
Ben1983 24/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 24/Sep/06 Lead RP
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 24/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Col Allott 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

The very softest of touches!

Hidden 16/Sep/06 TR O/S
baldcoder 23/Jul/06 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/06 TR
Paul-Michael 22/Apr/06 TR O/S
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S

dont place a tiny cam in the gear brake, a rock 1 sideways and an rp are bomber there. still you would deck it from the slab. v Good route tho deserves more than 1 star

with gareth
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S

Great upper slab, pity the whole route isn't like that! Didn't trust the halfway cams.

with Mike McClean
Andy Clarke 02/Oct/05 Lead rpt

Second E3. Got scared and grabbed the arete first attempt, but then downclimbed and got it ground up. Balancy and ballsy.

with Johnny, Dale
Hidden 18/Jul/05 2nd O/S
catt 16/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Steve M
SteveM 16/Apr/05 Lead
with Catt
fizzy_elephant ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with stu
lisafer ??/2005 -
brownie mike ??/2005 -
Harry The Owl 10/Sep/04 TR O/S

Hmmm.... will I have the bottle... ever... to lead this? Tempting...

with Tony The Blade
Hidden 22/Jul/04 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Lead RP
with Dad
nmwr ?/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Mike Lee 22/Aug/03 Lead dnf

Fell off just as I reached for the top! Gear ripped and hit the deck.. Cut head (Glue) Broke some spinal processes off (don't need them anyway!)Winded! Walked back to car and popped into A&E for repairs.. Made me stay in o/night! Sigh!

with Julian
Brian Rodgers ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
loonyclimber ?/May/03 TR
Hidden ?/May/03 Solo
beermonkey ?/Mar/03 2nd
with Mr Binks
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
unfit 18/Aug/02 2nd
with matt allport
akhughes ?/Jul/02 Lead
Ropeboy 24/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/02 2nd
Hidden 04/Jan/02 2nd O/S
ajoliver 26/Feb/00 TR
Hidden ??/2000 -
dan_o_b ??/2000 TR O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Billg ?/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Nikki Palfrey
cragspud ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/98 TR
Tim Bateman 09/Jun/96 2nd
Hammy 29/Mar/96 2nd
with Pete Bobinson
Hidden 15/Oct/95 Solo O/S
Tim Bateman 11/Jun/95 2nd
rockaddiction ??/1995 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/94 TR O/S
BigHairyIan 03/May/93 TR β
with Stuart Murray
BigHairyIan 02/May/93 TR RP
with Stuart Murray
Hidden 20/Mar/93 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/92 TR
Hidden 22/Jun/91 Lead
Chris Reid ?/Jun/91 Lead β
AB1965 10/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden 25/May/90 Lead
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/90 Solo
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd rpt
Raggar ??/1990 2nd
with Steve B
Hidden ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S
phardman 22/Feb/89 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/89 TR
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
Hidden 19/Nov/88 TR
AB1965 09/May/88 Lead
Andy Say 06/May/88 Solo
Hidden 21/Feb/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/87 2nd O/S
andy tetsill ?/Oct/87 Lead
with whitehall instructing
Chris Wright 11/Sep/87 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 25/May/87 TR
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 15/Dec/85 TR
sadams 23/Sep/84 TR
with Mark Bonham
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Solo
ewar woowar ??/1982 Solo
Hammy 31/Oct/81 TR
with Kate Knight
Hidden 23/Nov/80 TR
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden 24/Nov/79 TR
johnny20whales ?/Oct/79 TR
with Martin
mikej 25/Feb/73 TR
with Chris Calow
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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