Moon Walk*** E4 6a
[Moments before falling off moon walk, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
One of the finest grit experiences. A tricky start gains a flake in the arete. This leads to a break, which needs packing with cams, before the tasty finishing moves. Well worth attempting as a true ground-up, on-sight since commitment on the final moves will be rewarded with either success or flight-time. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Allen 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Good E4s, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, 50 of the Best.

Photo: Moments before falling off moon walk © Neil Morbey
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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 105 wishlists.

Second go, left the gear in
harry_lewis - Lead G/U - 13/Sep/15 with Tom Bennell

harry_lewis - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/15 with Fabrizio

Louishmouis - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Felix

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Fell off this trying onsight two weeks ago. Led clean ground up today after working out the crux moves. Went really smoothly once I'd unlocked the sequence for the top. What a great line!
climberchristy - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15 with Ben Cole

sopaz - TR - 01/Mar/15

Good to finish this off after taking a huge lob from the top 4 years ago
jacobjacob - Lead G/U - 12/Feb/15

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/15 with Jacob

Felix la shat - TR dog - 2015 with Louis

phil64 - 2015

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Nov/14

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/14 with nathan lee

So good
nathanlee - 2nd - 31/Oct/14 with Dom Lee

What a route!!
dom94 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Matt Groom

Awesome. Glad I didn't fluff it, it was pretty close!
PeteH - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14 with Chris Fox

lena.drapella - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/14 with Benjamin Ochner, dannyboy

jamiev - TR RP - 03/Jun/14 with Tim Parkinson

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

w.pettet-smith - 2014

Stay left on the crimps, must finish before i go back to work
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 27/Dec/13 with H washbrook

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13

Worth a quick play on toprope, can't imagine how scary that top move is. Still some way to go for this to be on the cards.
Jackwd - TR dog - 05/Oct/13 with Charley Fell, Angela Paul

Not as bad as I was expecting - though was very psyched...
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Peter Hill

Jay C - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/13 with Sam Cooke

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Jan/13

drysori - Lead - 05/Jan/13 with Andy Gray

foot skidded standing up at the top, absolutely gutted
nai - Lead dnf - 29/Nov/12 with Andrew

tough warm up!!
phil64 - 2nd - 19/Oct/12 with tim neill

esther - Lead - Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/12

Fell off reaching pocket, felt steady second go. Quality route.
mark20 - Lead G/U - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/12

ghisino - Lead RP - 23/Feb/12

clmbr - Lead rpt - 29/Jan/12 with mr g walters

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hannes B - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/11 with Sandra & Pascal

Cossar - TR - 25/May/11 with Si

peaches69 - TR rpt - 25/May/11 with adam, sarah

Mr. K - 2nd dog - 10/May/11 with Pete Dollman

What a climb! (That pocket was just a little too far away - mabye without a cold/fever it'll feel closer).
B-bop - 2nd dnf - 26/Apr/11 with Ed Bulman

alaan - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Ed

peaches69 - Lead RP - 20/Apr/11

will randall - TR O/S - 17/Apr/11 with simon

bottled it on the crux on the lead, sweating and slidding off sloppers going up for the pocket. top roped clean on 1st go, come back and lead earlyer in the day if warm and sunny
peaches69 - TR rpt - 17/Apr/11 with matt

Joe Grondowski - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Ian Turton

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11

fell on the onsight. sent next go
Lewis Andrew - Lead - Apr/11

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Tricky one!
Jonas Paulsson - 2nd dog - 06/Mar/11 with Oskar Alexandersson

Got a sneaky rest before final pockety crux. Great moves, feels airy above those cams, definitely no soft touch at E4.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Steve Ramsden

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 26/Feb/11 with rob lay, Mike Thomas

Couldn't reach the first pocket after the second break, downclimbed.
James Oakes - Lead dnf - 28/Jan/11 with Sam Hamer, Steve Ramsden

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/10

stuart34 - 2nd dog - 14/Nov/10

first attempt at an e4. shit my pants but looking forward to trying it again, brilliant fun route
crispyboy - Lead dog - 14/Nov/10 with inchley

nic42 - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/10 with mike, Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

Came off reaching for the pocket, need to remember to work out moves and not just freestyle it
melonmike - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/10 with Nick, Jack Metcalfe

Fell off from pocket, pulled ropes and lead it clean. Awesome route.
HamishD - Lead - 06/Nov/10 with Beth UNUMC

fell off after the pockets, with hands on the slopers and nearly decked. easy on TR after.
frost - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/10 with Adam

A Crook - TR - 24/Oct/10 with Simon Frost

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Alec, James

on joe's gear
highrepute - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Really pleased to do this, wanted to do it for ages. Engaging climbing.
Oli - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Nick Willis

FlorianCastagne - Lead β - 26/Sep/10 with Nathan Rosenfeld

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10

burto - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/10 with lyndsey

westaway - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10

dodfoster - Lead O/S - Feb/10 with mark

Seymore Butt - 2010

1st E4 onsight on grit.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Miles Gibson

steve_biczyk - 2nd - 01/May/09 with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam

great route - may have the balls to lead one day
Mick r - TR O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Martin and Andy

Kyuzo - 12/Apr/09 with Joe Prinold

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09

nige - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with richard kirby

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Nige

Andrew Sloan - TR dog - 26/Mar/09 with mick

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/09

Stopped at top move before it went dark.
mattcyp88 - Lead dnf - 22/Feb/09 with Dave Spencer

stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 2009 with Dave Morse

Andrew Sloan - TR dog - 16/Nov/08

Boy - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Floris

Quality climb - over all too soon.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Ant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08

Finally lead ground-up over two years after first trying it. An amazing route. The crux went like a dream, no scrabbling feet and no lunging for holds.
Andrew Barker - Lead - 28/Feb/08 with Nick Rabb

jamesturnbull - Lead - 02/Feb/08

Hidden - 2008

willackers - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/07 with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker

Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/07

Third attempt, every other attempt has seen a full reverse to the deck. About as marginal as onsighting gets, had been provided pocket beta although was still undecided as to which hand to go with. nearly fluffed the reach for the small pocket, had to stab for it. Awesome route harder and better than calvary imo.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Reeves Birthday Crew

Absolute corker of a route!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Mike Hayes

Oliver Sherman - TR dog - 04/Aug/07 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - TR - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

craig d - TR O/S - Apr/07 with Mark Bridgman-Smith

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

malx - Lead G/U - 2007

Ropeboy - Lead - 29/Oct/06

Did it straight after Andy. Used his sequence which worked well - reach big pocket with left hand, gain height, udge left hand up to take big pocket as gaston/side-pull, reach through for positive small pocket with right hand, all over. Sublime. Best tick of an awesome day.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 27/May/06 with Reeve and Alex

cragdan - TR - 16/Apr/06 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with AJ

AJ007 - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/06 with Dan

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead - Oct/03

johnboyrevel - Lead RP - Apr/03 with Hazel

Gus - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/01

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 28/Dec/00 with Nick Ashton

Nearly off this one at the top, pumping out, hanging round trying to get a friend...yes a friend 3 in a break round the left of arete...after the crux-doh!
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 16/May/99 with Hugh Cottam/Tim Bonner

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Apr/99 with Dave Edmunds

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 16/Aug/98 with Al Willoner

craig h - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/97 with Nick C

Stoney Boy - Lead β - 21/Mar/97 with Craig Hannah

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 16/May/96 with Steven Delderfield

robtrooper - 2nd - 1996

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Oct/93

Roget - Lead O/S - 03/May/93 with colin, baccy

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Oct/92 with Smokin Dick

ste_d - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/92 with mik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/91

Hidden - 1990

Billg - Lead - 1990

shark - Lead O/S - 07/May/89 with Stu Bolton

phardman - 11/Mar/89 with Roger Gibbs

Hidden - TR - 29/Oct/88

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Apr/87 with Neville Elstone

Hidden - TR - 28/Sep/86

Tom V - 2nd - 1986 with Howie Darwin

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Mike Owen - 25/Nov/84 with Steve Foxley, Eric Rooseberry

steve L - Lead - 14/Apr/84

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

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