Rockfax Description
The fine right-trending groove is sustained and awkward. Despite the good protection it is high in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

Whitters 26/Sep Lead G/U
max_chan 06/Sep Lead O/S
with Antonio - PCC, Irene - PCC
Antonio Ferra ?/Sep 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 12/Jul 2nd O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 12/Jul Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 27/Jun Lead

Easy to mess up! Sustained climbing, placing gear under stress/out of balance. Good to finish!

with Andy - Rugby
toasted 20/Jun Lead
with Michael Kurach
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd O/S
john_ni 08/Jun Lead O/S
mlok2000 08/Jun 2nd O/S
with John Bayliss
Hidden 04/Jun Lead
Hidden 15/May Solo O/S
Coel Hellier 04/May Lead
Aline 25/Apr Lead rpt
with rich_hw
Hidden 23/Apr 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
James Lowe 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Pete
chrismadar 07/Feb Lead O/S

Would have been nice had it not been dripping.

Gordon W 07/Feb 2nd O/S
brownie mike 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
brownie mike 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/14 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 28/Sep/14 TR β
with Chris PCC, WillCook
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Aline 28/Sep/14 Lead

Partner backed off and I took over the lead using his two gear placements. Very nice climb that can throw you off balance.

with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield
RosieLynch 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Bethan Davies, john lynch
tmawer 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
Andrew Sloan 30/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Chris Craggs 03/Aug/14 2nd

Always off balance!

with Graham Parkes
Deezel65 31/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Tricky at the grade, pretty sustained especially on a hot greasy day

cragtyke 31/Jul/14 Lead
with Ross
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Marq 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead dog
JimboWizbo 12/Jul/14 2nd


with gaz, Ian, Beth
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
ipblake 12/Jul/14 TR
with gaz, Beth, Jim
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
Peakphil 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Curly Rich 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ollie
g1m147 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
summerse 02/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
philmitch 01/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 TR
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
DavidR 31/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd rpt
arthur_de_briton 14/May/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
jogh 05/May/14 2nd
with Dave C, Steve
Radical-G 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
steveg 05/May/14 2nd
petecallaghan 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jonathon Wheelhouse
Maz J 04/May/14 Lead
davidalcock 19/Apr/14 2nd
mapperley samurai 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

Not sure why I fell off. Perplexing. Good route though. Felt I'd worked for it come the top.

cragtyke 13/Apr/14 2nd
with john g
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2014 2nd
with Mark Chimley, Tony Fidler
Hidden ??/2014 -
TonyF ??/2014 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
pebbles 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with kevin
dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mikealexpayne 26/Sep/13 2nd
Reedymc 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jshields 28/Aug/13 Lead


Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
dionisys 23/Aug/13 2nd
andy.smythe 23/Aug/13 Lead
leeds_belle 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Pumpy! But worth sticking with!

Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead
Ly-Cilph 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Maia P
john max 25/Jul/13 Lead
with Marilyn Banks
Hidden 25/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Palmer 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

1 rest

claregardiner 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/13 2nd
JFORDE 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Alex 74 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Gareth Waite 12/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Nevil ??/2013 Lead
with Vince
Vincej ??/2013 2nd
with Nevil
Jonathan Hall 18/Nov/12 Lead
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Claire, Jamie
thomasaneurinsmith 11/Nov/12 2nd
with Simon Tracy, Cora Moffat
JamieSparkes 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S

not great, awkward low down and a little green/dribbly in places!

woodsy 04/Nov/12 Lead

lovely technical climbing

with bedsprings
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
psronan 16/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Whealiebob 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Milne 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
lithos 04/Oct/12 2nd
with pete harris
oddtoast 04/Oct/12 TR
with Pete Harris
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
Chris Craggs 22/Aug/12 2nd

Not so tricky today - strange!

with Steve Cunnington
ashtond6 19/Aug/12 Lead
rich_hw 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
john max 09/Aug/12 2nd
Jim Slater 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt
stevelismore 09/Aug/12 2nd dog

Needed a rest before final section.

with Richard Williams PCC
jonnybull 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Hot and sweaty. Superb effort seconding by Mags :)

with Mags
alexjz 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Matt Hilton-Webb
Ericrd 13/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Kostandinos
Hidden 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 02/Jun/12 Lead
Thinker01 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 27/May/12 2nd
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead
LakesWinter 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Very good

Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S
mjeffery 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Andy Winter
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Rosh
the power 22/Mar/12 TR
with ken
Hidden 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
franhammond92 21/Mar/12 Lead
tdan0504 11/Mar/12 -
with Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
Clee 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Graeme
Chris Craggs 16/Jan/12 2nd

Tricky again - nay grips!

with Graham Parkes
big djw ??/2012 2nd
Jim Slater 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 29/Oct/11 Lead dog

Did it fine once I'd worked out the sequence for my feet...will try again

Lumbering Oaf 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
SteveM 29/Oct/11 2nd
with Matt Box, Rachael
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tomparrott 23/Oct/11 2nd
with DJ
deejmonkey 23/Oct/11 Lead
with Tom
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
charley 15/Oct/11 TR O/S

(third up). Really enjoyed this one, nice moves. Should of led but it's something to do next time

Tithe Technique 15/Oct/11 2nd RP
valentinesbabe 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

Awesome climb but hard on fingers. Was gonna give up and get Kev to do it but ended up doing it myself after he'd tried...had to rest before the last move...want to do it again clean when I've built up a bit more fitness.

chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR
tdan0504 28/Sep/11 -
with Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
Rob Davies ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Angus McLean, Neil Hyde
adam carless 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Not at all the thuggy moves the guidebook suggested, neat technique and balance did the job

victim of mathematics 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Nice, but not terribly high in the grade, or at all pumpy.

with Adam
Bry 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Trys, Chris Moran
hotfeet 13/Aug/11 2nd
with Ant
antdav 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
fast eddie ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Interesting sustained climbing.

fatbuoybazza 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
TerryLines 02/Jul/11 2nd
Mikael 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd rpt
al123 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S


with alex
Hidden 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Glenn
Double Knee Bar 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chrisdavies 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Cossar 25/May/11 Lead
with Si
peaches69 25/May/11 2nd O/S
with sarah
Chris Craggs 19/May/11 2nd

Tricky, but lovely moves.

with Graham Parkes
davewsargent 07/May/11 Lead O/S
josephine123456789 ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
mattparratt 26/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Barry D 19/Apr/11 2nd

Hardest vs I've done in long time

with Jon P
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cragtyke 16/Apr/11 Lead
joemallia 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
asmith37 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves and lots packed into a short route with good gear. Felt quite pumpy though, thereís a wire in a slot on the ramp which is awkward and pumpy to place, didnít want to commit to going higher until it was in, so climbed and down climbed the first few moves a couple times.

Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
coombsy 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with John B
mark20 23/Mar/11 Lead β

On Ollie's gear

Ollie B 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
sharpie530 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Rous
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead dog
Gareth Bowen 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Took my time.

with Dave Whitely
Laurence Everitt 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Takacs 22/Jan/11 2nd
with Jake Lodge
thetradlad 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead RP
GuyM ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
melonmike 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

An excellent climb, placing good gear a couple of moves in seemed the hardest part, the rest of the climb felt amply protected, one 5a move on the climb but rather awkward holds in other places.

with Bart Harris
Jon Read 30/Oct/10 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
Irn Bruce 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tala M 09/Oct/10 2nd RP

Seconded clean after having fallen on the lead

simeclimb68 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

desperate, harder than avalanche wall

with Ricahrd Millet
gilbert 26/Sep/10 2nd dog

Bloody hard climb, again getting the gear out was a struggle. Well worth the effort though and it didn't get any easier until the last couple of moves

with Alex Tomczynski
Alex T (RAFMA) 26/Sep/10 Lead
with Gilbert
petellis 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
jkarran 12/Sep/10 Lead


with Grant, Pete
GrantB 12/Sep/10 Lead
daviesp2 04/Sep/10 2nd
JPGR 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson 01/Sep/10 2nd
chrisbussell 27/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
Pilch 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt

made hard work of this, nearly had to rest on rope

with Ed
popebenedictus 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S


adrianscott 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/May/10 Lead O/S

found hard, possibly tired or not trying hard enough for a VS that felt more HVS than soft and over graded HVSs else where.

Hidden 20/May/10 -
Stevepg 15/May/10 2nd dog

Hung over

helios 15/May/10 2nd
with Mathew Cantrill, Abigail Joynes
Onion magnet 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Why do people find this hard its got a bloody great ramp on it?

Andy Hardy 12/May/10 Lead O/S
DanH9883 09/May/10 Lead
with Lee
Falko 03/May/10 Lead O/S

Another little sandbag! - and another one to try on a warm evening.

with Al W.
shaun walby 02/May/10 Lead dnf
with Phil West
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
jon_gill1 01/May/10 2nd
with big Si
Brian Rodgers 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
MD 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Brian R
Woodiee 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jimstanton 04/Apr/10 Lead
with Tom
Spoons 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Danny
Andy Peak 1 16/Oct/09 Lead RP
jonka ?/Oct/09 -
tlmarjot ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Denniss
vvanhinsbergh 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Burn
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead dog
bjlsmith 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Bryan and ODL
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
liverpooldave 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Rachel Somerville 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
nathanlee ?/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Jimbo C 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Dan and Gethin
urbanmonkey 21/Jun/09 -

Really enjoyable climb

with Bea
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
Rampikino 25/May/09 Lead
with Chris & Mike
mike_hough_uk 25/May/09 TR
with Rampikino, chri55ie
chri55ie 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead dog
Dave Mason 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Marcus Bell
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead
Adam1973 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Big Ian
Pilch 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt

an old favourite

with Ed
EdShep 22/Apr/09 2nd
davidwright 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Eyre
Noodles 14/Mar/09 Lead


Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
gethin_allen ??/2009 Lead dog

was getting greased off it in hot weather and the millions of midges were eating my eyelids, so i rested on the rope once. Will have to go back and repeat it clean when it's colder.

with dan, Jimbo C
Hidden ??/2009 -
HamishD 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Lindsay
john lynch 19/Oct/08 Lead
with Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
centurion05 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
catblack ?/Jul/08 2nd
with beka, rob
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
duzinga 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jim and Ewan
OffshoreAndy 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with Works Simon
Andrew Sloan 05/May/08 Lead rpt
with Steve Grove
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
John Sergeant ??/2008 Lead
RocknRoll 30/Dec/07 Lead RP

Fell off the first difficult move and then lead the entire clean from the ground up on second go.

with Simon Shaw
Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd
Oli 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 20/Oct/07 AltLd
colin milton 10/Oct/07 2nd
with pep
featuresforfeet 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Mun
Andrew Sloan 01/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Steve Grove
tobydunford 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
v.jester 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/07 2nd rpt
richardhopton 28/Jul/07 Lead
with SkivingBlueCat
Hidden 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Phil Ashton
John Parkin 12/Jun/07 -
with Dave Cheetham
Mat 05/Jun/07 Lead

First VS lead although rested

with Graham
AngelaC 01/Jun/07 Lead
Lev 05/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 07/Apr/07 Lead dog

Should have been able to lead this clean, but hung on a few bits of gear. Never mind, next time, next time!

with Andy
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Really nice route. The crack was dripping wet, there were several times I thought I was coming off and I was incredibly relieved to top out but it was ace.

with James
Andy Clarke 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Lead
chris murnin 12/Sep/06 Lead
DavidR 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Steve Mead and Matt Hopkinson
SteveM 10/Sep/06 Lead
with Dave & Faff
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with david
reg_measures 24/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with Jorge
uphillnow 16/Jun/06 Lead

done before this several times

Paul-Michael 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Sally Woodbridge, Nick Hanie
Budge 11/May/06 Lead O/S
dangerousoldfool ?/May/06 2nd O/S

Harder when it's nearly dark..

with Budge
mel holmes ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with nick w
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 13/Nov/05 2nd
with John Inkpen
SteveM 18/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Tobs
baldcoder 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Howard J 16/Aug/05 2nd
with Dave Spencer
Si dH 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Andy Morris
reg_measures 22/May/05 2nd O/S
with timmy elson
Sam and will 03/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Marq 28/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
loose85 26/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Brown 29/Jun/04 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/04 2nd
darren1 06/Jun/04 -
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Stig 17/May/04 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
ArnaudG ?/Nov/03 2nd
leon ?/Aug/03 Lead dog

i have since lead this with no resting. it is a hard vs me thinks. bold at the start and pumpy throughout

with Andy Wright
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Len Cole
Snowie 30/Mar/03 Lead dog

Must try again when fresher...

mikej 18/Mar/03 Lead
with Rick Naylor
DerwentDiluted 29/Sep/02 Lead
with Tim Stain
Steerpike 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with CMC
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
martroberts 16/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/01 Lead
D Tempest ?/Aug/00 Lead
with Rick
Happy Wanderer 18/Mar/00 2nd O/S
with Graham C
Hidden ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 2nd
with Pete
ajc 30/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/99 Lead
Jamie B ?/May/99 Lead

About as technical as VS gets

with Anthony Celli
Chris the Tall ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Bill G
Chris Ellis 12/Oct/97 2nd
with Yvonne Braid
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
craig d ??/1997 -
crater 31/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Phil West 12/May/96 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/95 Lead

thought this worth HVS

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 09/Jul/95 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Jun/95 Lead
Phil West ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
GrahamHP ??/1994 -
Hidden 23/Sep/93 2nd
crater 23/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Mick King 17/Jul/93 TR
Laramadness 30/Apr/93 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/92 Lead
babymoac 08/Jun/92 Lead
with Chris B
Roget 04/Jul/91 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/90 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/89 Lead
Raggar 10/Jul/89 -
with Guy C, Clare M
stp 21/Jun/89 Solo O/S

soloed down

steve prior ?/Sep/88 Lead
with Paul L
Gary Coggon 15/May/88 Lead O/S

2nd: Ian Lefevre

Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
Neil R 03/Oct/87 Lead
with Richard W
Andy Say 16/Apr/87 Solo
RichardMc 20/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Pete Stokes
sadams 14/Jul/86 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 20/Jun/85 Lead
Rob Davies ??/1985 2nd


charlesmfrench 07/Jul/82 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/81 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Lead
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Lead
Mark Kemball 13/May/79 Solo
mikej 20/Jun/70 Solo
with E
mikej 19/Apr/69 2nd
with Bill Church
mikej 01/Apr/67 Solo dnf
with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
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