Rockfax Description
The central line on the slab is quite superb. Follow Great Slab to its rest then friction up the slab to access the curving flake which is followed precariously to a rapid exit rightwards. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen (solo) 1975

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Best slab climbs of the UK, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Hidden 25/Oct Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Oct TR O/S
griffithpatrick 03/Oct TR O/S

Pretty intense. Won't solo it for a while.

jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct TR O/S
FlavioL1989 22/Aug TR O/S
Dr Toph 25/Apr Solo O/S

Intense smearing! Then its not all over....

petegunn 28/Oct/14 TR
with Davina
Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
dannyboy83 05/Jun/14 Solo RP

Harder and more intricate than Heartless Hare

M_Robinson 08/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Richard Hatto, Ian Robinson
gazfellows 14/Oct/12 TR
with Billy
LJC 16/Sep/12 TR O/S

with a slack top rope, some sandy foot placements, wouldn't commit to the solo this time.

with Theo
Bob ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
mwatson 17/Oct/11 TR
with shunt
j miller 26/Jun/11 TR O/S
luckyluke 26/Jun/11 TR dog

Took a while.

chrishedgehog 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with S. Hunt
Jonathan Hall 16/Apr/11 TR O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/2011 -
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo RP

Top roped it a few times on my own with grigri and then went for the solo. Very nice climbing.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Oct/10 Solo

had to be rescued off this 14 years ago. OS otherwise!

with Tom Bridgeland
dodfoster 24/Oct/10 Solo RP
Hidden 05/Aug/10 TR dnf
dashitboarder 04/Apr/10 TR dog

One rest

akhughes ??/2010 Solo O/S
jimbonfire ??/2009 -
chadrads 24/Sep/08 TR dog
with adrian berry
Somerset swede basher 22/Aug/08 Solo RP

Retro-flash im sure I have toproped this before at some point.

with Katharine
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
jon bradley 24/Jul/07 TR rpt

Sustained and insecure. Can't imagine what it must be like to lead.

with Huw Howells
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
dp1 18/Aug/06 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Solo RP
ali_robb ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/03 TR RP
agagsgrot ?/May/01 TR O/S

There's no way I would ever lead this. I just remember thinking that at any moment my foot was going to pop off and that I was going to hurt my knees. Somehow the feet didn't pop-off and I made it. Not sure even now after all this time if I enjoyed it (I think I probably did). But I certainly marvel at anyone who can lead/solo this.

Hidden ?/Nov/00 TR O/S
petekeron ??/2000 TR O/S
with Mally Johnson
antroy 10/Sep/99 TR
Jon Read ?/Jun/99 Lead RP
Tim W 07/Nov/98 TR dog
JuneBob 18/Oct/98 TR

I know this is tragic, and I apologise - I'd only just got started in trad climbing, and didn't know about the ethics!

switch ??/1998 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
DavidEvans 29/Oct/97 TR

Twice. Easy but wouldn't like to lead!

kato'sdad ?/Oct/97 TR
RobSimmo ?/Oct/97 TR
phardman ??/1997 -
akamini ?/Jul/96 TR
Davros the Psyched ??/1996 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 TR
OMSKB ??/1994 TR
adi bryant ?/Jun/93 Solo O/S
NickJH ?/Sep/92 TR O/S
with I Smith
Cowflinger ?/Aug/92 TR
Cowflinger ?/Jun/92 TR
Hidden 02/May/92 TR rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/91 TR dog
Hidden 27/Mar/91 TR
AB1965 10/Sep/90 Lead
craig h 19/May/90 -
andy farnell ??/1990 Solo O/S

Date a rough guess

Sean Kelly ??/1990 TR

Brilliant climbing but oh so serious without a TR. Repeated a few times over the years.

Rob Davies ?/Sep/89 Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/87 TR
Hidden 10/Aug/87 TR
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Carl Hamer ??/1987 TR dog
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 TR
with Paul Dunkley
Chris Ellis 29/Mar/86 TR
with Andy Barker
mark mcgowan01 ??/1986 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/85 TR
with Kim Greenald
charlesmfrench 04/Nov/84 TR O/S
sadams 26/Jun/84 TR
with Pete Herrod
steve L 27/May/84 TR
Mike Owen 01/Apr/84 -
with John Peake
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Mark Kemball 03/Oct/82 TR
with Bill McKee
ewar woowar ??/1982 2nd
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 2nd
Hammy 25/Oct/80 TR
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 04/Oct/80 TR
Hidden 21/Jun/80 TR
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 TR
with ?
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
nbotting ??/1980 -
Andy Edgar ??/1980 TR
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Chris Terrey ??/1979 TR
andy gittins ??/1978 TR
Hidden ??/1973 -
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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