Rockfax Description
From a lurking boulder, mantel onto a narrow ledge then use the old peg hole (6a for the short) to gain finger-holds and easier climbing. Soft, but unprotected. Pads help lower the grade. Long John's Left-hand is a different ball-game at E6 6c. © Rockfax

FA. Al Rouse (solo) 1969

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Best slab climbs of the UK, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Hidden 11/Oct TR O/S
MSchobitz 03/Oct Solo O/S

Above 2 pads, took some time to commit.

with USMC
jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct Solo O/S

dirty at top. quality

with paddy
Alex Winter 27/Sep Solo O/S
with Jake and Alice
harry_lewis 22/Sep Sent O/S
with Matt Ferrier, Shaun, pete1993, Teappleby, Alex McCann
jon_gill1 20/Sep TR O/S
with martin johnson
Hidden 17/Sep TR
FlavioL1989 22/Aug Lead O/S

No pads.

rajeshwarbisht 22/Aug 2nd dnf
with Flavio
jsmcfarland 04/Aug Solo O/S

Solo onsight. Hardest two moves are just barely off the ground so that's nice, then it eases the higher you go. Great moves, shame about the somewhat scrappy middle section. 2 and a half stars?

Hidden 18/Jul TR
theomoore 21/May Solo rpt

3rd time now. always climbed terribly.

Antonio Ferra ?/May 2nd β
with gavin
tcn_2002 19/Apr TR
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr Solo RP
Jake Young 11/Apr Solo O/S
with Nick
Hidden 02/Apr Lead O/S
westaway 27/Mar Solo O/S
MischaHY 07/Mar Solo O/S

Something and nothing. A singular hard move leads to positivity and a romp up on jugs past a distinctly hollow flake.

andy_e 07/Mar TR β
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
M_Robinson 25/Dec/14 TR rpt
with Ian Robinson
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 30/Nov/14 Solo
Hannes B 05/Nov/14 Solo
dav 04/Nov/14 Solo rpt
with Just me
morganator 02/Nov/14 Solo dnf
with Ross Mckerchar
quiffhanger 02/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Tricky move low down but really just a boulder problem with a pad. V easy after that.

with Jon M
rurp 27/Oct/14 TR rpt
Sam Marks 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with LUUMC
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Dan Hostford 19/Oct/14 TR O/S
with LSMC
Hidden 12/Oct/14 TR
Hidden 12/Oct/14 TR O/S
robertmctague 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Had a mat for the start.

danJBA 23/Sep/14 Solo O/S
chrismadar 21/Sep/14 TR rpt

Saw the line and really wanted to climb but not confident enough on lead - just as well as I fell off first time. Beautiful climb though.

Matthew Ferrier 21/Sep/14 Sent rpt
Nick1812P 21/Sep/14 Sent rpt
with Calum, Matt
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead β
dom94 21/Sep/14 Sent β

Not sure I can quite claim the full E3 as I had a mountain of pads and spotters beneath me.

lena.drapella 21/Sep/14 2nd RP
Calum Wadsworth 21/Sep/14 Sent β

Slipped off the bottom moves once irritatingly.

with Uni Lot
benkelsey 21/Sep/14 Solo β

many mats

with Shaun Humphreys
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
theomoore 29/Aug/14 Solo O/S

awesome. 5+ boulder problem in to an hvs solo

Hidden 27/Aug/14 -
Julia Chatterton 03/Aug/14 TR

Amazing moves

with Rick
DaveFidler 16/Jul/14 Solo RP

Did on TR a few years ago, did ape drape, and played on the starts to joe's slab

Mattlamb90 06/Jul/14 2nd β
with Ryan
spidey 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with mat lamb
Tigerpooch 10/Jun/14 TR O/S

managed to work out some short person beta :)

Hidden 01/Jun/14 TR RP
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
mark20 09/May/14 Solo O/S
[]ł//ō| 06/May/14 TR dog

Harder crux than Downhill Racer for midgets like me...

with Jayboy
LJC 04/May/14 Lead RP

Tried the start, and got to the move past the pocket before I wimped out and reversed. Flashed clean on top rope and then flashed on lead. Gear in the high flake to protect the top (even though it was dead easy).

with Adrian, Euge, Sully, Phill
David Stevens 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Ewano 13/Apr/14 Solo β

Really cool!

WillDoyle 30/Mar/14 Solo
Nick205228 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
dominic lee 09/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
David Kay 22/Feb/14 Solo dnf

Slid down to the bottom after my foot popped before getting it into the peg hole. Someone else did exactly the same almost straight after which made me feel a little better!

GLO 22/Feb/14 2nd
spidermonkey09 22/Jan/14 Lead

First grit E3 and felt 6a for the short for sure! Ground up, fell once having committed to the initial rockover. Got back on it and did it. Amazing climbing and theres even gear if you want it- took all the pressure out of the final moves. Recommended, particularly if you are a stretch monster.

Ethan 12/Jan/14 Solo β
with Sam
kabutsu 02/Jan/14 Lead RP
Rob Adie ??/2014 -
kabutsu ??/2014 -

Shoes left at bottom! Tenaya Ra, any info much appreciated. I can drive to pick up! Thanks :D

mike mo ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Fragmod 28/Dec/13 Lead
Ram MkiV 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt
with noaks, Guy
Matthew Ferrier 04/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Nay pads. Crimped down pretty hard and got through with minimal technique.

tom 04/Dec/13 Solo β

With pad.

amccann 04/Dec/13 Solo

Fell once when I missed the good rail and tried to swap feet with the worst handhold I could possibly have found.

Jackwd 25/Nov/13 TR rpt

Need to get a pair of balls.

dr_botnik 25/Nov/13 TR O/S

retro flash on top rope, too much bad juju set my spidey sense off, another day ill be ready, but not today.

with Jack D
disturbed_one51 23/Nov/13 Solo
JamesTurnbull97 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Just have to trust your feet to rock up off the ledge, then gets easier the high you go - Friend 1.5 in the flake but it's all over by then

Jonathan Hall 23/Nov/13 Solo

Awesome but the first move is tough if you can't reach the crimps from the ledge.

robgixer 23/Nov/13 Lead β
AidanMorris 23/Nov/13 Lead β

First E3 lead!

Martin Bagshaw 02/Nov/13 Solo dnf

couldn't quite reach the first decent crimp, took a little fall, and thought I best save it for another day

Hidden ?/Nov/13 2nd
Bertbee 06/Oct/13 TR RP
Andy Moles 01/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with -
Jack.H.92 18/Sep/13 Solo
cottoneye ?/Sep/13 -
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Good to know I can crimp again! Difficulties over too soon though!

deacondeacon 21/Aug/13 Lead

Jumped off this last year but went fairly well today. No pads.

Hidden 21/Aug/13 Solo β
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead β
pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Pete Hiscox
Matt Cooke 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Thorpe
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 TR O/S
peteramsden ?/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/13 TR dnf
Hidden 09/Apr/13 TR RP
cheeky 09/Apr/13 TR O/S
with Andreas
ashtond6 07/Apr/13 2nd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker
tcn_2002 16/Feb/13 2nd
with Ian Faulkner
Jackwd 16/Feb/13 TR O/S

Just thought this looked good, so set up a toprope and got it onsight, need to come back later on in summer for the lead.

ian d f 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Tom C
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
tpbeckley ??/2013 Lead RP
joese7en 23/Dec/12 Lead rpt
Double Knee Bar 16/Dec/12 TR rpt

Quite chuffed to get on toprope. Couldn't touch it a year ago.

a13x 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Harle, Luke Cullum, Matthew Keeves
Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
lcullum7 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Chris_barr 10/Nov/12 Solo
with Guy
Cake 01/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Very tough start. I didn't think I'd be able to get my toe in at the very beginning, but then I tried one more time and I was at the gear placement all of a sudden. 3rd E3 of the year.

with Matt
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Luxulyan 27/Oct/12 2nd β
with Tom Murrell
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
keithpeck 14/Oct/12 TR β
Haydn Jones 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

went up and back down about 4 times before i committed to the pull on.

with ben vieyra
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
pie_eater_pete 14/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Ralphus 22/Jul/12 2nd dog
UnkArl 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

My first E3 (and I've only done two E2s) - really pleased I did it. I was just about to solo it when Ralph said he'd like to second it and that I might as well get gear in the flake near the top since it's there - glad I listened (although the top is straight forward enough). I got a small cam in the shot-hole that was bomber if pulled to the right, unfortunately it fell out when pulled to the left (the way the route goes) - glad I didn't have to test it as it fell out when I got to the flake near the top.

with Ralph
whitehouse_rhys 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
BRoe 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
ollyroberts 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Esther Seddon
esther ?/Jun/12 Lead
barrowclough 19/May/12 TR RP
with Spod
Daniel Heath 16/May/12 Solo rpt

To get some better footage with the new camera. Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWaxnSyOmDI

Hidden 06/May/12 Sent x
henry peter jenkins 06/May/12 Sent O/S
with dan, jamie standbridge, emilio bachini
Phil Mercer 05/May/12 2nd RP
thrutch 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sven
fennerz 13/Apr/12 Solo O/S
with Mike Hawksby
Jonsanders24 07/Apr/12 Lead
antdav 31/Mar/12 TR dog

Some much needed belay assistance over the crux

with Bob
Daniel Heath 21/Mar/12 Solo rpt

For the video. Easy when you've done it once! Very hard until then.

with Remus
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Solo dnf
Daniel Heath 20/Mar/12 Solo β

Finally had the guts to pull on the crimps. It wasn't so bad after all!

with Remus
mhawk 11/Mar/12 TR O/S

Will lead next time, had to dyno the first crux.

Hidden 05/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Feb/12 Solo O/S
gingerwolf 08/Jan/12 TR rpt
Lunar25 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves, felt scared but secure! Glad to have taken gear up with me for the end though. Not hard but still insecure feet, maybe I'm just a wuss tho :-)

with James Morrison, Dave LE
clmbr 08/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with mr g walters
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Solo β

Soloed at least 3 times.

tumbling wizard ??/2012 Lead
Matt JM Stevens 30/Nov/11 2nd
with Craig Morrison
Matt JM Stevens 26/Nov/11 TR
Gus 19/Nov/11 Solo β
mfisher 11/Nov/11 TR O/S

Tied in around the waist with uni, good fun!

Tom Keaveny 11/Nov/11 TR O/S
with mfisher
Hidden ?/Nov/11 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Solo
wi11 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Gwen L, Jez, Charlie T
J.Wells 21/Oct/11 Solo O/S
jamesgodwin64 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Chiris Fox
tuftynick 16/Oct/11 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Oct/11 AltLd
with Tufty
dr_botnik 01/Oct/11 TR dnf

tough start...

Hidden 28/Sep/11 TR dog
Rachel Slater 25/Sep/11 Lead rpt

waay harder to lead than second. almost sketched off it but very pleased i managed it

Olli-C 25/Sep/11 2nd β
pie_eater_pete 24/Sep/11 Solo
Peter Holder 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Amy Kilpin 31/Jul/11 TR
al99 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
centurion05 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with benji
Chris Ellyatt 28/Jun/11 Solo dnf
with Archie Nicholson, Jason Almeida, Shane Standing, Owen Jefferies, Nick Herbert, Kay Alchin, James Lawrence, Paul Windross
jwpil 16/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 16/Jun/11 TR β
Hidden 05/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 05/Jun/11 TR O/S
deejmonkey 28/May/11 TR
with Tom
tomparrott 28/May/11 TR
with DJ
thomasadixon 22/May/11 Lead O/S

Chuffed with this, been wanting it for ages!

with Johnny
JRae 22/May/11 Lead

Such a good route!!! No mat, just Thom.

Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
JRae 12/May/11 2nd
with Ollie B
Ollie B 12/May/11 Lead O/S

no mat, between showers ie damp, had to do intermediate moves as im not exactly tall

with J.Rae
chrishedgehog 25/Apr/11 2nd dog
with S. Hunt
datoon 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with K
Lev 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd dog
Kyle Rance 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Scott Purdy
ScottPurdy 26/Mar/11 2nd β
pie_eater_pete 25/Mar/11 Solo
Ed morris 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A very good route which you might as well solo if you are competent to lead past the crux.

with Jack
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo dnf
Mike Goldthorp 03/Mar/11 Solo rpt

First tricky moves are no pushover, solid bold E3 with the unpleasant landing

GuyVG 12/Feb/11 Sent rpt

first go, climbed it much better

Aaron Hauptmann 30/Jan/11 Solo β

Easy for the taller of us. If you can reach the crimps from the peg hole without using the bad feet it really didn't feel hard at any one point. Pure head game really.

Cornish Cream 30/Jan/11 -
Ed Booth 23/Jan/11 Solo
grady ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
masonwoods101 ??/2011 Solo β

felt 6a but with 1 pad

adie84 ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 TR O/S
cymjt ??/2011 -
Richard Hall 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Good fun but a bit disappointed by how quickly it was over. Pretty easy for E3.

simondunf 17/Oct/10 Solo
dominic lee 16/Oct/10 Solo rpt
treg 02/Oct/10 2nd

Beautiful onsight lead from Ben. No gear until the flake and no pad. I managed it clean, but only just avoided a fall by crimping harder than I've ever crimped before.

with Rachel, Ben, Bird
Misha 02/Oct/10 Solo rpt

Had done it before but was scary as the larger holds higher up were damp and I didn' take a chalkbag. No mat or spotters, way to go...

Hidden ?/Oct/10 Solo
alaan 25/Sep/10 Solo rpt
FlorianCastagne 13/Aug/10 Solo O/S
gingerwolf 10/Aug/10 TR O/S
James Oakes 10/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Feet popped near the bottom but managed to stay on (just!!!!!) not ideal conditions

Bill Lawrence 10/Aug/10 Solo rpt

second time ive done this and it seemed harder, was really warm though

holters 05/Aug/10 TR
GuyVG ?/Aug/10 Solo

ground up, brilliant intricate moves

with billy
geddicakes 26/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Richard G Wilkinson 13/Jun/10 TR RP
with Dimitris Perdikou
dimwit18 13/Jun/10 TR RP

Top roped and felt comfortable after a few attempts, will go back and lead when its not raining!

robertmichaeladams 04/Jun/10 Solo

no pad

M_Robinson ?/Jun/10 TR O/S
with Ian Robinson
HamishD 14/May/10 Solo O/S
Bill Lawrence 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S

nice moves, eases very quickly. cruised it and it was my first e3!

with oaksi2
irish paul 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Lawrie Brand 14/Apr/10 TR RP
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead
Pete Graham 14/Apr/10 Solo
Peakpdr 05/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Rob1988 ?/Apr/10 Lead β
with Sam, Cal, Willl Wilson
spam 17/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with will wilson, cal coldwell-story, rob lay
dodfoster 15/Mar/10 Solo O/S

no mats, no spotters

with nick faulkner, james higgins
OliBoyes 14/Mar/10 Lead dnf

hit the deck from the good rail at about half height, had some good spotters and fell neatly into the mat at the bottom. Gutted i didnt finish it!

with Chris Barr
Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Pete Graham 04/Mar/10 Solo
C coldwell-storry ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Sam Anderton, rob lay
Hidden ?/Feb/10 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 Solo O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
bigie bob 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
feilx 31/Oct/09 Solo rpt
with james d
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo O/S
mic_b 18/Oct/09 Lead rpt
NeilGriffiths 18/Oct/09 Lead

After 20 years...

with Dave Almond
Dave Foster 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

First E3 onsight.

with Andy
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Solo O/S
melonmike 08/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Rachel Slater, Jack Metcalfe
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 08/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Only manageable in my testerossas. Sirens noo good

mgeek 23/Sep/09 Solo
with adam hughes
akhughes 23/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Mgeek, Andy Innes, Emma Hughes
Tim W 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Did first move. Crux holds thick with chalk so down climbed to to get a brush. Brushed the hold on the way back up.

dan gibson 18/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Alex Mason 06/Sep/09 Solo rpt

crimps felt small on this too, wanted to do long johns but by the time the punters and wrapped-up it rained

with Noaksy, Billy Laurence
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Mike W 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
AlistairB 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic, used a mat, I'm tall and I put gear in the top section but I climbed the thing and it was amazing, to me that's all that matters. Quality climbing and I was chuffed to get the onsight.

with Neil R
Neil R 02/Aug/09 2nd
timreynolds 23/May/09 TR
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead β
Ram MkiV 09/May/09 Solo rpt
with Guy & Oli
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/09 Solo rpt
nacnud 02/May/09 Lead
with Lou Elstow
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 TR
tuftynick ?/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 25/Mar/09 Lead O/S
MD 21/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Misha
Misha 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Used a few runners in the easy upper section so technically not a solo

dan gibson 15/Mar/09 Solo rpt
with AJ
Dan Lane 07/Mar/09 TR O/S

Very nice, Mantle up onto ledge then a long reach to 2 crimps, foot up it tiny edge, pull, other foot into pocket and it is easy from there.

Hidden 06/Mar/09 Solo
john lynch 06/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Lewis Andrew 06/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with John Lynch, Rich Armour
metal arms 06/Jan/09 Solo O/S
koopa ??/2009 2nd
jimbonfire ??/2009 -
DaveFidler ??/2009 TR RP
Dave Bond 09/Dec/08 Solo β
timbanton 09/Dec/08 Solo
Brown 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/08 TR β
Hidden 06/Dec/08 TR O/S
Nicos 02/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Solo rpt
feilx 12/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/08 Solo
felixthelion 28/Sep/08 Solo

Tricky start, steady above.

with john, luke
grakgrak 17/Aug/08 TR
with duncan
mshorter 20/Jul/08 -
sparkass 20/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Mattyk 28/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Pleased with this no mats or spotters and its not over as quicky as you'd hope, difficult move similar to browns eliminate

Joe Dove 24/Jun/08 2nd
with paul
Hidden 20/May/08 2nd O/S
MYSSAK 17/May/08 Solo rpt
chiverstom 02/May/08 Lead dnf

Took a fairly painful fall from below where the crimps improve and landed on the rocks below. Pleasantly suprised nothing broke!

liamoloughlin ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Got gear in the flakey thing at half height - looked ok. Top is easy.

Hidden 09/Apr/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/08 2nd
MYSSAK 05/Apr/08 Solo rpt
Ed Booth 04/Mar/08 Solo

Done before. Cool!

with Matt Pickles
v.jester 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S

no chalk on the rock, was bloody scared

Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Skell 09/Feb/08 Lead RP
with Andy
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jan/08 Solo rpt
Pete Graham 12/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden 06/Jan/08 Solo
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S

One mat. Felt pretty easy.

Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
with John Hynes
nofx ??/2008 -
JasonG ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 TR RP
jonnybull ??/2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/07 Solo
kieranrex 13/Nov/07 Solo
MYSSAK 04/Nov/07 Solo rpt
nacnud 03/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Oct/07 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead
thrutch 09/Sep/07 TR

Felt harder than Heartless Hare

with helen
Apharri ?/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Andre Hedger
Ed Booth 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 02/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
robman 17/Mar/07 Lead O/S

First E3 yeyeyeyeyeyeye

dan gibson 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
bfreeman ?/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Kyuzo 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
david morse 14/Jan/07 Solo O/S

Very nice route

Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
kitkat78 16/Dec/06 TR RP
alaan 19/Nov/06 Solo rpt

No mats (or fat spotters). One hardish/fingery pull (for a shorty) then steady climbing to the top. Solo for maximum enjoyment.

Owen W-G 12/Nov/06 Solo O/S

No mat or spotter. Needed a lie down at the top.

with Gav
ewen 09/Nov/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Chad123 ?/Nov/06 Solo O/S

Another easy, fun E3, crux low down but as you get higher the easier moves get scarier. Take some spotters!

with Viv
GPN ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S

used a mat and runner at floor level

derico 29/Oct/06 Solo O/S

Was buzzing at the top, awesome route!

with Mat B
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Oct/06 Solo rpt
Cragrat Rich 12/Oct/06 Solo O/S

My first E3 onsight. I didn`t use padding and am quite short but flexible for high foot placements which helped. Eases rapidly but steady climbing required throughout the ascent

Hidden 12/Oct/06 Solo O/S
petellis 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Aly
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Solo
Pythonist 12/Aug/06 Solo rpt
harryt ?/Aug/06 TR RP
givemetea 09/Jul/06 TR O/S
with Tim
Somerset swede basher 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with John Sargeant
Alex Mason 19/May/06 Solo O/S

after 'streching' my anticipation to its length i finally felt comfy enough on the crimps to crank and get my foot in pocket, calm down, crank, and one last time and i was onto the flake and the home-stretch, at 5' 8" i found the best method was too step right to the little endge from the initial ledge this aids reaching the first right hand crimp, step back left and you can reach the left-hand crimp then pull away, i'd say sub 5' 7" and this would be a very different proposition

Ram MkiV 19/May/06 Solo O/S

scariest element was the contemplation. Fine once committed.

with Alex
Pythonist 14/May/06 Solo O/S

Fantastic slab...

Hidden ?/May/06 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Solo
nathanmanc ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/06 Solo O/S
reg_measures 18/Feb/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Feb/06 Solo
reg_measures 10/Feb/06 Solo O/S
alaan 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Matt
petellis 29/Jan/06 Lead dnf

I'll be back

Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 10/Dec/05 Solo O/S

Awesome! The crux pulls off the ledge felt like 6a for me as I could only just reach a couple of tiny crimps that taller people could ignore (I'm 5'9). It would be really tough for anyone much shorter!

Hidden 04/Dec/05 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo O/S
fizzy_elephant ?/Nov/05 Solo O/S

didnt quite know what i was up to. left the ledge and got committed. not a serious attempt but somehow found myself at the top!

with stu
mattyork2 ?/Oct/05 2nd
bronsonite 27/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Mark Riley ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Hely
LankyPaddy 18/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Solo RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
brownie mike ??/2005 -
jonnyboy 13/Nov/04 Lead O/S

the first time i felt the true power of the boldness hat!!

Smelly Fox ?/Sep/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Solo RP
ali_robb ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
philhilo ?/Jun/04 Lead β

Fell off this previously trying to kick the gear out of the foothold - didn't make that mistake again! Easy.

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/May/04 Solo β
Lev 03/May/04 2nd RP
with Spen, James Latham
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 17/Sep/03 TR
Ben1983 ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 TR
bigphil 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden ?/Mar/03 -
willackers ??/2003 Solo O/S
with J.Bickerstaff
Jus ??/2003 Solo O/S
marcoleptic ??/2003 Solo O/S
with Sion
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 2nd
with Dan
Just Another Dave 15/Jun/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 12/Jan/02 TR
with Sahra, Miles, simon?, Martin Whelan, Nicky
Brian Rodgers ??/2002 Lead β
Hidden ??/2002 TR O/S
lx ??/2002 Solo
Urgles ??/2002 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 11/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Solo β
adam carless ??/2001 2nd O/S

pocket move is very hard for shorties.

with someone from CUMC
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/00 2nd
ajoliver 19/Feb/00 TR
CrashMat Rob 08/Jan/00 TR
with Martin Whelan, Brian, Nicky
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Peakpdr ??/2000 Lead RP
Tim M ??/2000 Solo O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 20/Nov/99 TR
with Nicky
Hidden 16/Oct/99 TR
Ropeboy 10/Oct/99 Solo
antroy 10/Sep/99 TR
Hidden 02/Aug/99 TR
Hidden ?/Jun/99 TR
cragspud ??/1999 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 TR
clive-greenwood 11/Nov/98 TR
CrashMat Rob 20/Sep/98 TR
with Nicky
craig h 06/Sep/98 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/May/98 TR
CrashMat Rob 21/Mar/98 TR
with Nicky
Hidden 14/Feb/98 Lead
Obi-Wan is lost... 07/Feb/98 Solo
ellis ?/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Rondy Salter
rurp ??/1998 TR RP
D Tempest ??/1998 Solo O/S
DavidEvans 29/Oct/97 2nd
DavidEvans 25/Oct/97 Lead rpt

Better this time!

DavidEvans 05/Oct/97 Solo

I remember going very white at the jugs and deciding that I shouldn't listen to advice against my better judgement!

with SCUM
Hidden 27/Jul/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/97 Solo
Hidden 16/May/97 TR
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
CrashMat Rob 01/Aug/96 TR
bill1 11/May/96 Solo O/S
rockaddiction ??/1996 Solo O/S
Charles Arthur 31/Oct/95 Solo O/S

Done just previous to calamitous gravity-aided descent from Great Slab (nominally easier). Twanged a tendon doing this one. Mind the flake at the top - it can't have improved over the years.

Hidden 15/Oct/95 Solo
Laramadness 08/Oct/95 Lead β
Hidden 06/May/95 TR dog
Hidden ??/1995 TR
WB ??/1995 Lead O/S
Adrian Eggleton ?/Dec/94 Lead
with jim whitford, Chris Shorrock
Adrian Eggleton 30/Oct/94 TR
with Jo Mitchell, Chris Shorrock
leadmat ?/Oct/94 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/94 Solo O/S
IanGilbertJones 24/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/94 TR O/S
Scott McRae ?/Apr/94 TR O/S

Coukldn't psyche up for the lead / didn't have a big enough rucksack to pack the rock!

with Steve Jones
mattnuttall 10/Mar/94 Solo O/S
OMSKB ??/1994 TR
with Richard Winfield
nai 14/Nov/93 Solo
Chris Reid 15/Oct/93 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/Oct/93 Solo
Jon Read ?/Jul/93 Solo O/S
with Andy Dixon & Richard Fielding
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Solo O/S
Steve Crowe 13/Mar/93 Solo
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Solo O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
NickJH ??/1993 -
daprince ??/1993 -
Craig Barton ??/1993 Solo O/S
Cowflinger ?/Aug/92 TR
ste_d 13/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Cowflinger ?/Jun/92 TR
Hidden 18/May/92 TR dog
Tony Little 13/May/92 Solo O/S
with Chris, Vince, Alan and James
andrew300169 08/Apr/92 TR RP

Great Day Long John is a finger wrecker

Hidden ??/1992 TR
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Roget 28/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 08/Jun/91 2nd
with Jonathan McGee
kato'sdad ?/Jun/91 TR
with Jerry Mattinson
adi bryant 30/May/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/90 Solo
Hidden 10/May/90 TR
Hidden 18/Mar/90 Solo
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/90 Solo
andy farnell ??/1990 Solo O/S

Date a rough guess

Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/89 TR O/S
craig h ?/Nov/89 -
Hidden ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S
amstel ?/Jul/89 Solo
phardman 22/Feb/89 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 2nd
with aidy, unsy
Gambit ??/1989 Solo RP

Toproped once a year before

Andy Say 30/Dec/88 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/88 TR
Hidden ??/1988 -
Stoney Boy 30/Dec/87 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 30/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/87 Solo
Hidden 07/Jun/87 Solo
Billg 14/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Carl Hamer ??/1987 TR O/S
malc 08/Nov/86 TR dog
Hidden 02/Nov/86 Lead
sadams ?/Aug/86 Solo
shark 05/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/86 Solo
uphillnow 14/Feb/86 2nd

lead in may 1986

mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 -
mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 15/Dec/85 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/85 Solo RP
shark 14/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/85 TR
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/85 Solo rpt

I'd done this several times by now. Becoming a party-piece.

Hidden 07/Jun/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/84 Lead
Bruce Kerr 08/Apr/84 2nd
with Rab Young
stp 06/Jan/84 Solo O/S

Would be easier as a boulder problem with a bouldering mat and spotters.

Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 13/Apr/83 Solo
with Pod
DPaul 19/Jul/82 Solo O/S
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
ewar woowar ??/1982 Solo
Robmwatt ??/1982 -
Hammy 31/Oct/81 TR
with Kate Knight
mark-abz 08/Sep/81 TR
with Andy W
Dave Musgrove 28/Mar/81 Lead O/S
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1981 Solo β
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Rob Davies 01/Apr/80 TR
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Nic Robinson ??/1980 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
hodjster ?/Sep/79 Solo O/S
Mike Owen 14/Apr/79 -
with Keith Robertson, Elaine Watson
Andy Edgar ??/1979 Lead

I am short and I thought 6a

Lone Rider ?/May/78 Solo
Steve Bell ??/1978 Solo O/S
andy gittins ??/1978 -
Hidden 21/Jul/77 TR
Hidden 21/Jul/77 TR
Mark Kemball 03/Jul/77 Lead dnf
Mark Kemball ??/1977 Solo O/S

Had attempted the start a number of times and backed off.

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1977 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Lead
with Gerry Dunford
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
mikej 02/Feb/69 TR dnf
with John Bickerdyke
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