Rockfax Description
Climb into a short groove and rock out onto the arete. Finish with a bold move up the slab. It is also possible (more devious but historically correct) to start from Janker's Crack, though the ropework can cause issues. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948

Robin Nichols 22/May Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
PanzerHanzler 24/Apr Lead rpt
with Paul Bartrum
jimbonfire 24/Apr 2nd O/S
with TT
MrFantastic 20/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Alex_Derbyshire 12/Oct/15 Solo
elbeanio 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Karl
Capricorn One 23/Jun/15 Lead

Headed up for Janker's Groove, backed off the entry to that and kept heading right to the arete, then managed to get off route on Janker's End. Weird climbing. Graded in my old (old) guide as HVD!

with Gareth Uglow
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
cragtyke 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Chris, john g
glaramara 24/May/15 2nd

We only did it cos JB got the FA.

with Mau mau
spenser 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Forced to adopt the beached whale tactic for the traverse!

with Elissa
Hannes B 05/Nov/14 Solo
Teappleby 01/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
pauldemiller 18/Oct/14 -
with Jeremy Donaldson
Chris Craggs 12/Oct/14 2nd

A bit bold and green on the front

with Colin Binks
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Cake 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
AielSavage 21/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
Chris M 29/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dan G
Andy Peak 1 14/Jul/14 Solo
Phil Ingle 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bill Walton
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Via the original start from Jankers Crack which is very pleasant. Bit of a bold sprint finish after the rock over.

with Spiros
JenEvans 17/Aug/13 2nd
with Adrian Ripley
Ade in Sheffield 17/Aug/13 Lead
onlyfoddington 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Why bother with gear?

john lynch 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with rosie
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead
RosieLynch ?/May/13 2nd O/S
harold walmsley 05/Mar/13 Solo
the power 11/Jan/13 2nd O/S

run out

with deacon
victim of mathematics 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Circuitous, but not without a few interesting moves.

with Adam
adam carless 27/Oct/12 Lead rpt

via the proper left hand start. Nice move left onto the arete.

dannyboy83 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Jake Young 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Climbster 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Leslie
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead O/S
max_chan 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Prichard
Graeme Hammond 21/May/12 Lead O/S
gazfellows 20/May/12 Lead
with Billy nic, steff
ipegg 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Phillips, Ian Pegg
gavster2405 12/May/12 2nd
harold walmsley 08/May/12 Lead rpt
with Colin Struthers
harold walmsley 22/Mar/12 Solo rpt
ttje3 ?/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 19/Feb/12 Solo rpt
SteveM 19/Feb/12 2nd
with Kat
kitkat78 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with SteveM
deacondeacon 21/Nov/11 Lead
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
colin milton 28/Sep/11 Lead
with shaun l
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Montecore 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Lizzimore
rfdl100 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Rikki
belay bunny turned bad 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Hannah, loundsy
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Brannock 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S
AlexxelA 19/May/11 2nd O/S
schristophersmith 08/May/11 2nd RP
althesin 08/May/11 2nd
Reds 08/May/11 TR
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with John Beardmore
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Andy Winter
llamaglama 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Jam
Darrell Read 07/Nov/10 Lead
with William Moore
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
lithos 24/Oct/10 Lead

I liked it, fun traverse, big well protected rockover and then a nice slab - but i did put a runner in the finger slot on the left of the slab as i felt the arete a bit too bold, easy climbin on non positive holds with no gear !

with Matt R
Steven Andrews 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Bit exposed up top so stepped left to use the helpfull pocket in the centre of the slab.

Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
sasmojo 16/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/10 2nd
Olli-C 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

wierd and rubbish

Ollie B 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mattime18 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with olly burrows
John Elliott 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Doug Allen
PenJD 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jackie Bernardi
SamuelHarris 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
JamesBritton 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Peakpdr 09/May/10 Lead
Oliver Houston 14/Apr/10 Lead
Scott Anderson ??/2010 -
Babika 11/Oct/09 2nd dog

The rockover move on to the arete seems ultra strenous and hard for the grade for a short climber. And my leader felt the lack of protection a bit unreasonable for the grade. Its basically a solo.

with Charles Leek
Pelleas 13/Sep/09 2nd
with John S., Norman
Somerset swede basher 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
climbingrev 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Stupid climb. Scariest thing I've ever done. What's the point of setting yourself up with ridiculous rope drag, just to drag the rop up beyond protectability round the corner. Best to solo. Bottom bit nice though!

Phill Mitch ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Easy climbing but very bold at VS.

with wayne
Brown 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
rob wmc 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Alex WW & Alan
Mattyk 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Dissapointing as it looked so much better than the climbing offered

Brandon Copley 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S

alit scar on the arete when your soloing.

with liam
vvanhinsbergh 17/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jac Hall
Rampikino 26/Apr/08 TR
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Mark Collins 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Collins
erica 29/Sep/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Erica
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd β
PanzerHanzler 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Norman S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 17/Dec/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Chico
tri-nitro-toulumne 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with James Booth
baldcoder 27/May/06 Lead O/S
with LR_Davidson
baldcoder 27/May/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead
with rhys
cem 19/Nov/05 2nd
ChrisBrooke 16/Oct/05 2nd
with Perry Beale
climbingrick 10/May/05 2nd O/S
Budge 28/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates, Martin Gillie
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Apr/05 Solo
Dave Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Andrew Roach
Pythonist ??/2005 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
DerwentDiluted 04/May/03 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/01 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 16/May/93 Lead

Solo 27/9/96

with Clive ?, Stewart, Christine King
Hidden 20/May/92 TR O/S
Roget 30/Sep/91 Solo O/S
rogerskews ??/1990 Lead
with CMC Members
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 11/Sep/82 Lead
with John Edwards
Hidden 25/Aug/81 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/81 Solo
Hidden 07/Dec/80 Solo
Dave Musgrove 13/Aug/80 Lead
Hammy 03/Mar/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 01/Mar/80 Solo
Andy Say ??/1978 Lead
mikej 13/Oct/75 Solo
with E
mikej 25/Feb/73 Solo
mikej 15/Nov/70 Solo
with Wil Hurford
uphillnow ??/1970 -

varously from 70s including solo 19/9/97

Hidden 12/Oct/69 Solo
mikej 27/Aug/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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