Rockfax Description
The once-pegged crack feels like a refugee from Millstone. The crux is at an awkward height off the ground, with tricky-to-place wires, just before the flat holds start to arrive and things ease. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1974. Aid climbed by Nat Allen in 1952.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Hidden 18/Oct Lead
Roberttaylor 13/Oct Lead O/S
Danhan 04/Oct TR dog
EllieWoods 04/Oct TR O/S
with Dave C
griffithpatrick 03/Oct Lead dnf

Passed the crux then slipped! I rubbed against the rope on my way down and it melted my trousers. Eeek! First proper experience with finger jamming

griffithpatrick 03/Oct 2nd RP

Seconded fairly easily after slipping (not falling) off (after the crux) on lead.

jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct Lead O/S
pearson9596 23/Aug Lead O/S
with Mark Condon
RosePearson 08/Aug Lead O/S

Nice to finally climb after spotting it last time I was hear in Nov 2013

with Veronica
climberchristy 18/Jul Lead O/S

Great route. Lovely!

with Ben Cole
M_Robinson 29/May TR dog

Fell off leading, went to top rope to rescue gear and fluffed my feet

with Ian Robinson
harry_lewis 16/May Lead O/S
Cake 30/Apr 2nd O/S

Don't think I'd have led it clean

with Ian Murray, John Cooper
MSchobitz 28/Apr Lead dnf

Fell off about half way, then placed a 'bomber' nut instead of the cam I fell onto to gain another hold, went to be lowered off to try it again and ripped the nut as I was coming down...? That awkward moment when you've decked off of one of the safest routes in Froggatt....

Dr Toph 25/Apr Lead O/S

Nice finger slots

with Emily
salix 18/Apr Lead

Left a lot of blood on this one. Too hot, not my own rack - excuses excuses! Probably just need to get better but felt like a lot of 5c finger locking to me...

with Isaac, Caitlin
Nick1812P 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Jake
OliverRoss 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Alasdair Dickinson
Jake Young 11/Apr 2nd O/S
with Nick
bigdrew 05/Apr 2nd O/S
with Dunc, Ian Milward
Hidden 02/Apr 2nd rpt
Haydn Jones 31/Mar 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 30/Mar Lead β

Had tried previously and had my arse handed to me

with Hayden Jones
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
adam 24 02/Nov/14 Lead RP

Fell at the crux then lowered to the ground. Led to the top with gear still in place

Stuart Johnston 02/Nov/14 2nd dog

Don't focus too much on the crack, there are good edges on the face when the going gets tough!

dav 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Gill B
ashtond6 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
erica 05/Oct/14 TR dog
with John
John Brayshaw 05/Oct/14 Lead dnf
with Erica
John Brayshaw 05/Oct/14 TR dog
with Simon Burn, Erica
Calum Wadsworth 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Awkward and really pumpy especially in the searing heat.

Chris M 29/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dan G
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead β
ashtond6 04/Aug/14 Lead rpt

My favourite route a Froggatt, great locks awful feet

kyaizawa 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 29/Jul/14 2nd
Joughton 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
ned_85 30/Jun/14 2nd
Jack Loftus 30/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Ned
drysori 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Al Breen
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
Rob Adie ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Stefan_Morris 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with jenny
ashtond6 07/Sep/13 Lead

Silly pop on crux

alp79 07/Sep/13 2nd

Enjoyed this route, challenging and pumpy, good lead from Jonny ..."that nut..."

Hidden 29/Jul/13 2nd rpt
emily_allen 26/Jul/13 2nd β
ian storey 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with jake galley
Wizzy ?/Jul/13 2nd O/S
benkelsey 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S

awkward and pumpy

PeteH 12/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd β
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Lead O/S
bede.west 18/Nov/12 2nd dog

2 rests on second

victim of mathematics 26/Oct/12 2nd dog

Pulled on a nut when, after using up all of my try getting through the crux, I found the upper crack was lovely and damp. Nice moves, but tenuous and hard!

James Oswald 26/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Almost fell off twice placing gear. Shame the gear is slightly awkward. Ace route, had some fun with the wet pockets. Really lovely

with Colin Angus
Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd dog
Jim Slater 24/May/12 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 24/May/12 Lead rpt

After sitting around for most of the evening moping because it was too hot, it cooled down just enough though was still very warm just before it got dark... Good to do this clean after a previous doged lead earlier in the week in sweating conditions. A great climb :)

with Jim
phardman 06/May/12 Lead dog

First route of day. Got flash pump on crux.

with Jon Bibby
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Somerset swede basher 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with John Sargeant
Martin Haworth 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Committing move half way up. (Had been on this before but still basically an on sight).

with Tony
Reedymc 12/Nov/11 2nd dog
Tony Holdsworth 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Fine lead by Martin. Both had previously failed to lead in the past. Found it steady as a second.

with Martin Haworth
Hidden 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JRae 19/Oct/11 2nd
mwatson 19/Oct/11 -
tuftynick 16/Oct/11 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Oct/11 AltLd
with Tufty
Woodiee 16/Oct/11 TR β

after getting spat off on lead, me and oli decided to improve our crack climbing with gear retrieval - turns out E2 5c cracks are hard! - thin gear where you want your hands and minimal feet!

andysroom 15/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Lizzie
pie_eater_pete 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Didn't think this was particularly hard for E2, but i've not done enough to know really. good climbing with gear better than the guidebook suggests. Nice fingerlocks and two finger pockets.

with Ruth Taylor, Andy Turner
Chris M 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd dog
leon 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf

too intimidated to do the crux. top roped it clean to retrieve gear, still felt intimidated on a top rope!! i'll have to come back and do this clean one day.

Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd rpt
w.pettet-smith 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S

gear ok- placing too much of it gets you a wee bit pumped though. lovely climbing all the way.

with claire jane carter
London Luke ?/Jun/11 Lead
JRae 22/May/11 2nd
thomasadixon 22/May/11 Lead O/S

Got up to the crux, it started raining - cue downclimb. Did it again a second time. Third time it only drizzled!

with Johnny
keith leonard 04/May/11 AltLd
Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/11 Lead dnf
with Pete Nugent
steve_yo 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
datoon 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with K
khawk 27/Mar/11 Lead dog
with DT
Ed morris 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jack
Aaron Hauptmann 30/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Took my first lead fall on it, then got back on and got spanked. couldn't commit to a layback move higher over my gear than i had just fallen. Gutted.

with Mungo
GuyM ??/2011 -
cymjt ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead dnf
robinsi197 30/Oct/10 2nd

Fell off trying to lead it, then again seconding, but got to the top eventually

with Nick
Hidden 29/Oct/10 2nd O/S
3 Names 02/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd dog
Misha 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Had been meaning to do this one for a while. Enjoyable finger torquing and monoing, shame it's over so quickly. Very different to most other routes at Froggatt, aptly described in PGE as a refuge from Milstone (which is why I liked it!).

Hidden 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Marti999 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
chris sm 24/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead dog
Tez29 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mousey
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 13/May/10 2nd
Audrey @ The Castle ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Otfink 25/Apr/10 2nd β
vanderz 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
irish paul 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Dave R + Mike D
DuncanR 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Scott Mckenzie
jkarran 05/Apr/10 2nd

Tough but fair. gear is better than the guide suggests

with Matt
mattyork2 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Lead

ground up after one cheeky little fall.

Ed Booth 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
kingholmesy ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Andy S
scott gibson ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden 15/Nov/09 2nd dog
Lev 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/09 Lead rpt
dannyboy83 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
smudge 14/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Stewart
CharlieMack 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S

found lots of nice rests, and placed a good racks worth of gear haha! some sharp fingerlocks were pretty uncomfortable to hang around on.

with mgeek
Tithe Technique 13/Sep/09 TR
with Geoff Burrows, Peter Ziak, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul
valentinesbabe 13/Sep/09 TR dnf

What a bugger of a climb!!! Even on a toprope!

with Peter Ziak, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe
chumleywarner 13/Sep/09 TR dnf
chris sm 31/Aug/09 Lead dog

Not sure how i fell off this. Much easier then i thought it was going to be. Gear on the whole is quite good too.

with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 16/May/09 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 09/May/09 Lead O/S

Enjoyable peg pocketeering. Decent footholds so didn't struggle as much as I thought I might.

with Guy & Oli
riddle 03/May/09 Lead dog

Excellent climbing.

with Yasmina
Dr Caterpillar 02/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Mar/09 2nd rpt
porridgefan 06/Jan/09 TR O/S
with Sam Edwards
Hidden ??/2009 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
feilx 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with jon brown
JLS 12/Oct/08 Lead dnf

harder that I expected... a new ground up project

with Jacqui
tommytwotone 20/Sep/08 2nd
with Matt Pidgen
BenJacobs 15/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Oli
Oli 15/Sep/08 Lead RP

Ground up. Silly slip. Pulled the ropes and did it easily next go.

Andrew Sloan 22/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Steve Grove
Andrew Sloan 15/Jun/08 Lead dog

Dogged again.

morganator 27/May/08 Lead O/S
Julian Mowbray 25/May/08 2nd O/S
with Richard
Castleclimber 25/May/08 Lead dog
Ian Broome 09/Mar/08 Lead rpt
with Matt
Hidden 27/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Will Jung 27/Feb/08 Lead dog
with Andy Bramal
Jim Slater 17/Feb/08 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Mike W 06/Jan/08 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jan/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
jugglingeek ??/2008 2nd dog

A beautiful climb that was just a little bit too hard for me. I finished it but with two or three falls.

with Ralph
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 13/Nov/07 Lead dnf

No rubber on shoes makes this hard

nacnud 04/Nov/07 Lead
Rich Kirby 27/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/07 Lead dog
Apharri ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Hedger
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead RP
Toby Dunn 08/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Alex Mason ??/2007 Lead O/S

Dont know how i missed this out, cracking route, very goey.

Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
givemetea 09/Jul/06 TR dog
with Tim
alaan 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S

The gears all excellent, despite what the guide book says, very sustained but fantastic climb!

with Matt
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
oldmanrivers ??/2006 Lead
mattyork2 ?/Oct/05 2nd
Ian Broome 11/May/05 Lead dog
with Spence
Hidden ?/May/05 2nd dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
brownie mike ??/2005 -
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Lead
sadams 12/Oct/03 -
with Eric Hildrew
Ben1983 ?/Sep/03 Lead dog
Hidden 27/May/03 Lead
ArnaudG ?/May/03 Lead rpt
with Dunc
ArnaudG ?/Mar/03 2nd β
with Jon
Hidden 22/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
shoulders 08/Dec/01 Lead
Hidden 31/Oct/01 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/01 Lead
kp64zl ?/Jun/01 TR
with Philip S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/99 Lead
Rich Kirby 06/Apr/99 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden 01/May/98 TR
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Davros the Psyched ??/1998 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 12/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Dave Banham-Hughes
uphillnow ??/1997 Lead

john started but backed off from low down. i finished it having had the bennefit of some early pro in place

with john stanger
dashed 03/Aug/96 Lead O/S
andrew300169 22/Jul/95 Lead dog

a pathetic effort

with Sarah
Roget 18/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with jon
Hidden ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/95 Lead RP
John Southworth ?/May/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
WB ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/94 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/94 Lead
Hidden ?/May/94 Lead O/S
Roget 22/Jan/94 Lead dog
with Jonathan T
OMSKB ??/1994 TR

done in the lashing rain

with Richard Winfield
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/93 Lead O/S
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
whispering nic ?/Nov/92 Solo
with slow hand nick
NickJH ?/Oct/92 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with mik
Steve Crowe 10/May/92 Lead G/U

1 fall

with KM
rob.grafton 16/Mar/92 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Rob Davies 11/Aug/91 TR
Hidden ??/1991 -
Chris Ellis 27/Aug/89 2nd
with Andy Barker
J R R Hartley ?/Jun/89 2nd O/S
with Pete Beasley
phardman 05/May/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/89 2nd
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead O/S
with The General (P.Henderson)
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden 14/Aug/88 Lead
tapley 08/Apr/88 2nd
Neil R 20/Sep/87 2nd
with Ian
Billg 14/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??/1987 2nd
with Duncan Lee
Carl Hamer ??/1987 TR O/S
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 Lead
with Paul Dunkley
John Marsland 12/Apr/86 2nd
with Dave Mould
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
shark 14/Jun/85 Lead
with Seb Grieve
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
charlesmfrench 04/Nov/84 2nd O/S
with Alan Bennett
sadams 26/Jun/84 Lead
with Pete Herrod
Mike Owen 01/Apr/84 -

soloed afterwards

with John Peake
andy tetsill ?/Aug/83 TR
with Joy
stp 19/Mar/83 Lead

Tried to solo since but psyched out coz of hearing about Andy Pollitt falling off.

DPaul 26/Jan/83 Lead O/S
with s.brown
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
Hammy 30/Jan/82 TR
with Rob Beaumont
mark-abz 22/Nov/81 Lead
with Walter P
Mark Kemball 16/Mar/80 Lead
Dave Musgrove ??/1980 Lead
with Kim Greenald
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Chris Terrey ?/Apr/79 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
andy gittins ??/1978 -
Mark Kemball 23/Oct/77 Lead dnf

2 falls.

steve L 12/Aug/76 -
with sharpie
Andy Edgar ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Mick Hardwick
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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