Rockfax Description
A compelling line with great climbing. Head steeply to a jug then pull on a couple of finger-jams gains good holds and the base of the wide upper crack. This proves to be awkward, although hidden holds out left help. Low in the grade but pretty pumpy. © Rockfax

FFA. John Syrett 1973. In 1955 the mighty Whillans used a machine nut for aid.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

David_Gledson 19/Oct Lead O/S
with Alan
scott quinn 04/Oct 2nd O/S

good ol'bit of fun!

Tom.Priestley 04/Oct Lead G/U

Fell on a Hex due to crap sequence on the crux then came back down and did it again. Yo-Yo cuz I'm cool like that. Massive cams (bigger than camalot 3) are not necessary as there are wires in the back of the crack but take them if you've got them!

DavidPC 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Jamie Lilley
tom_lewis89 23/Sep 2nd

had to rest on the rope in order to take a walked-in cam out.

with Marcin
Andy Peak 1 18/Sep 2nd rpt
drewish 26/Aug 2nd O/S
with SteveE9
pearson9596 23/Aug 2nd rpt
with Mark Condon
RosePearson 08/Aug Lead O/S

nice and awkward

with Veronica
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd
nige pacer 29/Jul 2nd O/S
with Mike Lea
Louishmouis 25/Jul Lead O/S
with finn
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 06/Jun 2nd O/S

great route!

ben.phillips 16/May 2nd dog
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 16/May Lead O/S

This off-width was fun. managed to get a little bit of chicken wing practice but its not an E2

gavinpeach 14/May Lead G/U

Awesome climb which combines every type of jamming technique. A nice little brawl. Fell on initial moves but clean from the ground on 2nd attempt.

with Hellen
Nick Wallis 13/May Lead dog

2 rests - pumpy!

with Mark Whitworth
Cake 30/Apr Lead O/S

E1 I think. Quality. I actually did some proper off-width moves.

with Ian Murray, John Cooper
rurp 14/Apr Lead O/S

Powerful to break, well protected

with Mark
bigdrew 11/Apr Lead O/S
with Dunc, Ian Milward
Hidden 11/Apr Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 31/Mar 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 30/Mar Lead rpt

good strong strait forward climbing

with Hayden Jones
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hannes B 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Neil C
morganator 02/Nov/14 2nd
with Ross Mckerchar
adam 24 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Stuart Johnston 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
quiffhanger 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Jon M
harry_lewis 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
amccann 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Lukem6 26/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd dog
WB 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
markalmack 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

on wills' gear

with will, little tom
robertmctague 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Good route. Perhaps more like HVS/E1. Shame it had to piss it down afterwards.

Nick Russell 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

I was expecting this to be worse than it was. E1, though high in the grade for the start. Probably easier than Chequer's Crack at any rate.

with Jamie
zcsharp 25/Oct/14 2nd

Really good route, hopefully I can lead it another time.

Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
robgixer 12/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
ian d f 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
Lukem6 10/Oct/14 TR RP
with Elliot
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd dog
Lukem6 26/Sep/14 Lead dnf
Rachel Slater 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

Rested to get the gear out when seconding years ago.

tim newton 21/Sep/14 2nd rpt
madasten 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Nicola, Gaz
gazfellows 21/Sep/14 Lead

Wicked route.

with Nic, Billy
Robb Bert 07/Sep/14 2nd
WillDoyle 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Chris M 29/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dan G
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 04/Aug/14 2nd rpt
MrBIond 11/Jul/14 2nd
mrteale 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Joughton 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
sparkass 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

E1. A lot more pleasant than it looks.

drysori 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
stuart34 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Loosie
funsized 19/May/14 Lead dog

took a teeny rest after the first section. shagged after 4 days straight.

with Ben Ochner
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
Mr Messy 04/May/14 Lead rpt

No.1 son belaying

with No.1 son, Sam, Jimmy, Cath
Jimmy Hyland 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Mr Messy 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Jason
Chris M 11/Apr/14 AltLd
with Mark H
belay bunny turned bad 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Mark w
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Mar/14 2nd dnf
Teappleby 24/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Calum Harvey
jshields 16/Mar/14 2nd
with Mike Lea, Paul Tretheway
PaulTanton 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Great route. Top tip, dont get into the chimney, lay-back it. It's quite easy really.

mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Ollie B 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with T.Ripley
Martin Bagshaw 02/Nov/13 Lead dog

Dogged the lower section, blaming some wet and lack of arms. Worth it for the offwidth though

Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Rollo 29/Sep/13 2nd dog

Slipped due tpo lack of concentration and lichen. Annoying

with Kirill
Kirill 29/Sep/13 Lead β

Good route. I seconded it with the help of a tight rope in 2009. Nice to be able to lead it cleanly. First grit E1. Perhaps now time to revisit The Grogan and Terazza Crack. Life would feel almost complete.

with Roly
danm 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Jake
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Lev 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with bleggs
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Sweet route, employs every style of crack hold from fingers, ring locks, hands, fists, arm bars and chicken wings (almost in that order)!

pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Hiscox
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead β
ashtond6 10/Aug/13 Lead

incredible route!

alp79 10/Aug/13 2nd

Great route, hard start, fun offwidth, lovely climbing to top

LJC 27/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Too hot to climb and lots of butterflies hiding in the shade of the upper crack. Rapped for gear.

with Little Ben, Theo
ian storey 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with tom martin
MPSBunny 16/Jun/13 2nd dog

John led competently to the crack then after a bit of squirming decided he wasn't going to get any gear and that the stuff below behind a loose block wasn't good enough to gamble on and called Robby and Herbert to through him down a top rope. I found the start pretty steep and tiring and needed a couple of rests. However I was able to get up the squeeze chimney without assistance from the rope which I was pleased with.

Brannock 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Ohh the shame.

Dibdawg 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Nate
Anne Gumbley 25/May/13 2nd dog
markfairbank 25/May/13 Lead dog

Tough start shut me down initially, higher wide crack is a handful!

PeteH 12/May/13 Lead O/S
Glenn Sutcliffe 28/Apr/13 Lead
with Charl
climbinmunkey 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

Fell at the finger crack. Found the guidebook a sandbag as jamming is not required! Rest of the climb bold juggy and great!

with Helen
helenstuart 20/Apr/13 2nd β
with Mike
deacondeacon 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Think the description of 'solid for the grade' is a little out. Perhaps it used to get E1. Nice route and very safe, could prove to be a good first E2 for someone.

Rob Laird ??/2013 2nd dog
Alex@home 02/Dec/12 Lead dog

always annoying not being able to repeat something that you've done clean before

with The Doctor
a13x 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Harle, Matthew Keeves
Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Brannock 21/Oct/12 2nd

Tried to lead, gave up at base of the big crack. Soft E2 probably fair.

victim of mathematics 16/Oct/12 2nd dog

Aided on a nut after getting desperately pumped trying to warm my frozen hands. At least I got further than last time...

James Oswald 16/Oct/12 Lead O/S

This was a really cool route. The bottom has pumpy moves between good rests. The move into the big crack is hard, followed by the first move up it. Took a long while to commit to the move in the offwidth up to where the hand jams come. Ended up laybacking. Cool route.

with Colin Angus
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tallsop 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Dave Saxby
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
richiebongo 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Gwen Thomson
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
yarrow 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Ross.Cooper 06/Sep/12 Lead dog

So pumped.

Jake Young 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Jake
Andy Peak 1 14/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd dog
Jack.H.92 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Theeni 13/May/12 2nd
with Ian Sutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe 13/May/12 Lead


with Henry
M_W_Court 13/May/12 Lead
with Dave Luke
Peakpdr 21/Mar/12 -
harold walmsley 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt

First instalment of wide cracks campaign. Climbed with big cams which made the upper section more relaxing than usual. Despite selecting "!Clean no falls, actually fell off a greasy part of the lower crack on first go but no falls on actual ascent. The "(dogged)" option does not really describe the ascent.

with Colin Struthers
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
maddy.c ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 03/Dec/11 2nd dog
with Dave
tom.e 06/Nov/11 Lead β
with Malcolm
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 21/Oct/11 Lead dog
mark20 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S


JRae 19/Oct/11 Lead

Feels much nicer on the lead. Good route!

bencoope 15/Oct/11 AltLd
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Hidden 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Hard start but top crack wasn't as bad as i expected.

with Andy Turner
Chris M 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
davewsargent 27/Jul/11 2nd dog
with paul
Jonesy_A 27/Jul/11 2nd dog
with NJSharp
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead dog
al99 02/Jul/11 2nd rpt
centurion05 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

E1, gear and rests all over it.

with benji
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
thomasadixon 27/Apr/11 Lead β

Wussed out first go, then led it with Mike's gear in...I'd already put gear in up to the crux. Good route.

with Mike
Ben1983 02/Apr/11 Lead β

six years ish after I got beaten off.

Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with loundsy
pie_eater_pete 25/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
JRae 23/Mar/11 2nd
with P Latham
Daniel Heath 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Danstephens 19/Mar/11 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Adam Moroz ??/2011 -


Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 Lead
cymjt ??/2011 -
PeteH 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S


highlux 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S


with Pete Hart
JamieSparkes 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

hard work and some suspect rock in the big crack, but great fun nonetheless!

llamaglama 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Jam
Si dH 06/Nov/10 Lead dog

One fall then started again from ground and had one rest. Should have had it first go really but foot slipped. Felt like 5c.

with Mark Derby
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 29/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 29/Oct/10 2nd dog
Jonathan Hall 15/Oct/10 Lead

Good bouldery start then offwidth up top, shame it started raining half way up, definately made the top out spicy!

tim newton 10/Oct/10 2nd dog

ignored the obvious crux jams and tried to do some weird layback type move which i fell off from. in my opinion not worth e2 though it is sustained

with dan shacklock
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
ojp 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Si
Dave Foster 08/Aug/10 Lead β

Solid at the E1 grade! Soft E2. Wanted to onsight this for a while but watched Si go up it spewing lots of expletives and beta. Quite glad in the end. Really good route.

with Andy
Tony Holdsworth 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with max
Tony Holdsworth 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
andrea83 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Hard work but good. Manged to stay on but felt like I could fall on a few occasions.

Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
ig248 09/May/10 Lead O/S
tatz45 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. Hard for E1, Easy for E2 but great climbing whatever you grade it.

with Chris Pembroke
Chris M 08/May/10 Lead
with rach d
gordonday 05/May/10 Lead dog
with clive
JPGR 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 10/Apr/10 2nd
with loundsy
drcorbasisgod 28/Mar/10 Lead RP
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
kingholmesy ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Andy S
Drew M ??/2010 Lead
Richard Horn 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
AlistairB 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
Pete Graham 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 28/Sep/09 Lead
with Tim Raffle
david morse 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S


with Ewan
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd dog
Rachel Slater 27/Sep/09 2nd dog

had to take on rope to remove one damn annoying friend. climbing wasn't difficult

with Alex Cannon
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
gnc760 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Solid E1 5b. No more than one star after the 'beach' hold at half height. Freaked me out!

with James Kay
Hidden 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/09 2nd rpt
metal arms 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
James Oakes 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

My 1st E2 which i placed the gear on, the route seemed over after the initial hard section.

Bill Lawrence 06/Sep/09 Lead β
with alex mason, oaksi2
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead
peter myers ?/Sep/09 2nd dog
with Steven Fortune
Hidden 25/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Lead
Kirill 23/Aug/09 2nd dog
cem 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ketu 21/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Got pumped just before rest in big crack so rested on gear, then it rained so got lowered off.

with Nigel
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead
gregoritos 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S

done it before

with Paul Mainwood
Hidden 24/Apr/09 2nd
simonp ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nicki Hearne
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
nige 15/Mar/09 2nd
with mark hounslea
Brown 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
HamishD 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
vvanhinsbergh 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Ian Parnell ?/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Matt Heason
tommytwotone 20/Sep/08 2nd
with Matt Pidgen
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
greenclimb 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Sarah
jcurley 17/Sep/08 2nd dog
jw231 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Al Benson
al99 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

This is not E2, there is a good rest at half height and big jugs after the crux. A few larger cams make it easily protectable as well. The finger crack was pretty gresy!!

with James Whitlock
dave o 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
datoon 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with S
IanJackson 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S

I found the crux hard work, but well protected. My fingers didnt fit the crack very well(too small) making it feel more 5c. to much protection and to many rests to give it E2.

with Adam1973
morganator 27/May/08 2nd
with James Hall
Julian Mowbray 25/May/08 2nd dog
with Richard
Castleclimber 25/May/08 Lead O/S
riddle 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Hale
jonnyboy 11/May/08 Lead rpt

Fell from the crux and retuned to ground

with Graham Armitage
mel holmes 10/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Tony Reed
Cragrat Rich 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Increadibly steady ascent. Expected much more hardship. Recently back from Joshua Tree might explain why and I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting a taster of what's on offer over there.

Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan ??/2008 2nd rpt
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
joe larner 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Rachel Somerville 27/Oct/07 2nd
with Richard K
Alex Mason 27/Sep/07 Lead

After 2 previous attempts last year with multiple foot pings and severe pumpage, cruised it today in heavy rain.

Hidden 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Stig 15/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Chris
Oliver Sherman 05/Aug/07 Lead dog

E2... that explains a lot!

with Sophie Whyte
gregoritos ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John Hall
chrishedgehog ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with James Rees
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
Stig 11/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
doug s 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Brian
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
victim of mathematics 10/Mar/07 2nd dog
Nicos 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Martin Haworth ?/Oct/06 Lead β
with Andy
andrewwightman ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Johnny Dawes
danm ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Fat Ste
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 30/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Tony Ball
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Mr Wild 31/May/06 TR O/S

bit much for a lead with only 3 under me belt

with Grindey
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead
Garan 02/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Colder hands. Dirty crack. Good Route.

with Duncan Frisch
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd rpt
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead β
with gaz
Neil Ireson ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Guy R
Hidden 08/May/05 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Apr/05 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

salvaged the day somewhat after the year's big failure on the rasp

with Alex Mason
Chris M ??/2005 -
Stefan 07/Nov/04 TR O/S
with Chris
Smelly Fox ?/Sep/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/04 2nd dnf
Hidden 06/May/04 Lead
nickdonohue ?/May/04 Lead
with Joe Brown
feilx ??/2004 -
Hidden 13/Nov/03 Lead RP
sadams 12/Oct/03 -
with Eric Hildrew
Dave Bond 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
ArnaudG ?/May/03 2nd

Seconded after backing off from the mase of the chimney crack

with Jon
shoulders 11/May/02 Lead
with claire, tanya, joules
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/99 Lead
CrashMat Rob 05/Apr/99 TR

bought new shoes from outside when we got to the crag found I got odd sizes

with Nicky
Billg ?/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Nikki Palfrey
Hidden 26/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/97 Lead
CrashMat Rob 26/Oct/96 2nd

Matt lead this

with Matt Thompson, Karen
Hidden 14/Jan/96 Lead dog
rob.grafton 07/May/95 2nd
with Bruce
John Southworth ?/May/95 -
Hidden 30/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
nai ??/1994 Lead
Bruce Kerr 19/Sep/93 2nd
with Perric Crellin
NickJH ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with I Smith
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Lead O/S
ste_d 12/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with mik
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
Hidden ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
craig h 09/Jun/91 -
Chris Reid ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Roget 03/Feb/91 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Oct/90 2nd
with Andy Barker
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
gordonday ??/1990 2nd
Hidden 30/May/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 -
AB1965 10/Sep/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 18/Jul/88 2nd O/S
with Steve Waite (Little Steve)
Hidden 19/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 TR
mark-abz 01/Sep/87 TR
with Andy W
Neil R 07/Dec/86 Lead O/S
with Ed
sadams 06/Dec/86 Lead
with Mark Bonham
shark ?/Dec/86 Lead O/S
with Mark Mitchell
keefe 30/Nov/86 -
John Marsland 25/Aug/86 Lead
with Tony Rex
Tom V ??/1986 -
Nigel Bond 24/Jun/84 2nd
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden 28/Oct/83 2nd
stp 02/Oct/83 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 15/May/83 -
with Kim Greenald
DPaul 19/Jul/82 Solo O/S
Hammy 17/Jun/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong, Richard West
charlesmfrench ?/May/82 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/81 2nd
Hidden ??/1981 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1980 2nd
with Steve Hartland
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
uphillnow ??/1980 -

Cant recall much of the first ascent. Done a number of times since.The first part is well protected but physical, the upper part a matter of confidence.The grade is spot on.The placements in the middle part are somewhat questionable as they are made in leafs/blocks which one cannot be absolutely certain about- may be o k, may not be that good? - hence the E grade - I wouldnt want to test them. Happily the climbing in this section is not too hard.

Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Mark Kemball 08/Oct/78 2nd
with Bob Millward
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
andy gittins ??/1978 -
clanger ??/1972 -
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