Rockfax Description
Climb the easy wall left of a tree to a ledge. Finish up the short but tricky crack by a layback move or two. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description

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

buxtoncoffeelover 19/Sep Lead
Antonio Ferra ?/Sep Lead O/S
DavidR 16/Aug 2nd rpt
andy.smythe 09/Jul 2nd
Pero 09/Jul Lead
Hidden 29/Jun 2nd
Mowglee 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Ali
Hidden 18/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun Lead
amccann 25/May Solo O/S
Hidden 15/May Solo O/S
danm 13/May Lead

Throws an awkward move at you near the top, otherwise pretty nice and steady.

with Tom Ripley
planetmarshall 04/May 2nd
with Coel
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr Lead O/S
GLH80 19/Apr TR O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr Lead
cragtyke 02/Apr 2nd
with Chris
Hidden ?/Apr Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 25/Mar Lead O/S
chrismadar 07/Feb Lead O/S
Gordon W 07/Feb 2nd O/S
the power 11/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Dnff did not fuckin finish

with deacon
deacondeacon 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Lead on Phills gear.

john max 28/Sep/14 2nd
john_ni 28/Sep/14 TR

(up this after lowering off top of Brindle Crack to get jammed nut out)

RosieLynch 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Bethan Davies, john lynch
Deezel65 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The top crack is harder less positive than Baron's wall

cragtyke 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Ross
Jimbo C 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Finally got round to climbing the first route I ever fell off. Reasonably tough for VS.

with Pete
Tomt1er 15/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
tiga271 09/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Backed off halfway up top crack :(

with Dave
Chris Craggs 03/Aug/14 2nd

Tricky layback near the top

with Graham Parkes
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Marq 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
cpforbes 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
FraserMcClennan 28/Jun/14 2nd
Al Aston 28/Jun/14 TR O/S
Peakphil 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Kirill 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with EeFu
EeFu 14/Jun/14 Lead dog
migs493 08/Jun/14 2nd β
with LO
g1m147 08/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
summerse 02/Jun/14 2nd dnf
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
philmitch 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead dog
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
DavidR 31/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
arthur_de_briton 14/May/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
ianjfsutcliffe 06/May/14 -
with Jonny
jogh 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dave C, Steve
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd O/S
cragtyke 13/Apr/14 Lead
with john g
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
Jethro ?/Mar/14 2nd
MikeDowsett ??/2014 2nd
with Mark Chimley, Tony Fidler
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2014 Lead
ben.phillips 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Jared Kitchen, Tom Pidcock
ashtond6 20/Oct/13 Lead

felt hard climbing as off finger crack practise !

dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jshields 28/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead dog
dionisys 23/Aug/13 Lead
andy.smythe 23/Aug/13 2nd
leeds_belle 27/Jul/13 2nd dog

Greasy slopers, but then it was very sunny in the afternoon. OK until the top moves where a long reach is useful.

Hidden 25/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Trev Tatler
Tithe Technique 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
charley 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with JackD, Ange, Kev
Jackwd 02/Jun/13 TR
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead
nick ferro 06/Apr/13 -
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
drysori 22/Feb/13 Lead
with Harry Eastham
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
climb the peak ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Daniel Zheng
Nevil ??/2013 2nd
with Vince
Vincej ??/2013 Lead
with Nevil
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
JamieSparkes 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

pleasant, if brief. bit of an amble up to a shot bouldery crux crack. Layback seemed the way to go.

Sam Simpson 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Ross.Cooper 09/Sep/12 2nd dog

Had to rest to get Harry's gear out which he'd taken practice trad falls on!

Chris Craggs 22/Aug/12 2nd

The big tree has gone! One tricky move on upper wall.

with Steve Cunnington
john max 09/Aug/12 2nd
Jim Slater 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
stuaart 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Grunted up it. Good warm up.

with Neil Redgrave
Manchi 21/Jul/12 2nd
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 21/Jul/12 Lead
with Manchi
hotfeet 01/Jun/12 Lead
with Austen Moulding, Kent
Monkey_Alan 20/May/12 2nd

Avoided most of the crack, hanging slopes in the breaks instead.

tomshanti 20/May/12 2nd O/S

max led Brindle Crack,I climbed direct up this.great.I laybacked it,Alan face climbed and Max jammed-variety eh!

mjeffery 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Winter
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
sopaz 10/Mar/12 2nd
Palmer 10/Mar/12 Lead
Jack.Beech 01/Mar/12 Lead

Loved it. Pumpy final moves.

tiga271 30/Oct/11 2nd

couldn't do E1 to left :-(

with mark20
spragglerocks 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Top section was a touch tricky

SteveM 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Matt Box, Rachael
Steven Andrews 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Couldn't work out move, somehow managed to downclimb from halfway up(!?), had a think on the ledge and then laybacked it.

charley 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR
Pete Nugent 22/Sep/11 TR

failed to lead, traversed into Brindle Crack to finish. Threw rope down to retrieve gear. VS 4b in my ed of Rockfax Eastern Grit. Tough VS,5a in my book.Initially jammed the top section & then finished by layback! Retreated to Yarncliffe as far too windy here.

with Dave Parker
ayuplass 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Tracy T, Helen, Thea
Rob Davies ?/Sep/11 Lead
with Angus McLean, Neil Hyde
victim of mathematics 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S


with Adam
adam carless 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

via layback rather than finger locks, nice steady moves all the way.

hotfeet 13/Aug/11 Lead
with Ant
antdav 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Haydn Jones 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with paul
TerryLines 02/Jul/11 Lead
Mikael 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
al123 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

nice jamming

with alex
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
gingerwolf 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/11 2nd rpt
chrisdavies 11/Jun/11 Solo
gripped01 ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Rimon Than
Cossar 25/May/11 Lead
with Si
peaches69 25/May/11 2nd O/S
with sarah
Chris Craggs 19/May/11 2nd

Top wall has a couple of tricky moves on flared jams and slopers.

with Graham Parkes
kermit_uk 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Steve Woolass
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cragtyke 16/Apr/11 2nd
Oliver Houston 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jmjw 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan P
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
Singleton_Alex 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR
mark20 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Ollie B 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
Becky E 22/Mar/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

very 'curbar' though at least the difficulties are short lived

with Becky E
Sam Cooke 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Giles1 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Sam
kitkat78 12/Mar/11 Lead
with SteveM
SteveM 12/Mar/11 2nd
with Kat
treg 24/Feb/11 2nd

As the second, was able to just go for it and found the moves to be very pleasant. Wouldn't liked to have had to place gear though.

with Ben
Laurence Everitt 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jon Read 30/Oct/10 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
Jonathan Hall 22/Oct/10 2nd
Rhythm24 10/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Rob Benton, Hannah
Tala M 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ricahrd Millet
gilbert 26/Sep/10 Lead dnf

I was told it was a VS4B! Managed to place all the gear but fell 3 times trying to make the the crux move half way up the crack. Lower down swapped end and Alex lead it at the 2nd attempt using just the gear I'd placed. Much easier as a 2nd when I'd seen the key move - foot high!!

with Alex Tomczynski
gilbert 26/Sep/10 2nd β

Failed on lead then followed Alex - much easier!

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

Felt really rather awkward toward the top

with Grant, Pete
GrantB 12/Sep/10 Lead
tomthecoolperson 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
chrisbussell 27/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
sims 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Francis
davenev 21/Jul/10 Lead dog

Got pumped trying to place one last piece of gear and rested - moves are solid if you just commit to the layback

with luke
Mr Tickle 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with davenev
hellboundblr 04/Jul/10 2nd
with Tony Madden
batterj2 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with David Aran
popebenedictus 03/Jun/10 2nd dog
adrianscott 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
katyc 31/May/10 2nd
gordonday 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mat
Onion magnet 23/May/10 Lead dog

The hottest day of the year. Really struggled with committing to the laybacks. Note to self never climb in blistering heat.

Hidden 23/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 20/May/10 -
ChrisBrooke 15/May/10 2nd
with John Inkpen
Falko 03/May/10 Lead O/S

This could almost have counted as a 'winter ascent'. Freezing cold, 0.5cm hail on the ground (+ crag) and a cuckoo calling in the trees below the crag. Ah, summer is here at last!

with Al W.
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
jon_gill1 01/May/10 2nd
with big Si
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
howlingbaboon 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
Creep_pea 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Walsh
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
Brian Rodgers 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
MD 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Brian R
Woodiee 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S

top crack was interesting, all the breaks and edges not quite as good as they looked from the ground but well protected - just try not to get pumped hanging around to place it :)

Singleton_Alex 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Liz Baker
liz23 07/Mar/10 TR dnf
honourableschoolboy ?/Jan/10 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
tlmarjot ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Denniss
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
DaNo123 12/Sep/09 2nd
with martin
Helen Gibson 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
markytaylor 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
nathanlee ?/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
urbanmonkey 21/Jun/09 -

Safe and fun, much harder than wall climb to the left.

with Bea
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rampikino 25/May/09 Lead
with Chris & Mike
mike_hough_uk 25/May/09 TR
with Rampikino, chri55ie
chri55ie 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Adam1973 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Od 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel "Piglett" Stroud
Rachel Stroud 14/Mar/09 2nd
with Od
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2009 -
Katharine.eaton ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 08/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo
Another James 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this. Worth 2 stars I think.

with Jamie T
Howard J 29/Jul/08 2nd dog

What a bloody struggle! The layback felt very precarious, glad I was seconding it and not leading

with Richard Bonheyo
catblack ?/Jul/08 2nd
with beka, rob
john lynch 06/May/08 Lead
with rich armour
PanzerHanzler 05/May/08 Lead dog

4b.. What comedian came up with that! Guidebook says 5a.

with Guy
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd O/S
00nip 07/Mar/08 Lead
with Eddy Barnes
00nip 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Eddy Barnes
Pilch 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S

top crack was hard work with numb fingers, also forgot to layback it, I'm sure this is 5a in the book

with Ed
EdShep 12/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 06/Jan/08 TR dog
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd rpt
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 2nd
with Jon Winter
mankrambler ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S

I have done easier HVS 5a's

with CUMC
Hidden 20/Oct/07 AltLd
featuresforfeet 06/Oct/07 2nd RP
with Mun
Chris Ellis 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Nige Shaw
tobydunford 30/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
richardhopton 28/Jul/07 Lead
with SkivingBlueCat
Hidden 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
John Parkin 12/Jun/07 -
with Dave Cheetham
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/May/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 18/Feb/07 2nd dog

Fell off the top crack section after my hands slid off slopers trying to get gear out. Did it from the ledge in one go the second time, it's a brilliant laybacking crack if you don't have to faff with gear. 4c not 5a though.

with James/Dan
gethin_allen ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with david
uphillnow 16/Jun/06 Lead

done earlier in 1970's

Si dH 28/May/06 2nd RP

Failed on this last summer. Not really too bad, just slopey, altho definitely 5a or so not 4b.

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 28/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
Paul-Michael 14/May/06 2nd O/S

Nich's lead.

with Sally Woodbridge, Nick Hanie
mel holmes ?/May/06 2nd
with nick w
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Dave Mason ?/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 13/Jan/06 Lead
ChrisBrooke 13/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Emma Simmonds
Jody ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S


with DW
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd
baldcoder 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Blod 16/Aug/05 Lead rpt

Touting for business.

with Doc
PenJD 15/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Chris Davids 26/Jul/05 Lead dog
with Dad
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd
Marq 28/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden 04/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/04 Lead
darren1 06/Jun/04 -
Hidden 01/May/03 2nd O/S
cem 08/Dec/02 2nd
with Liam Mark
Phil West 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan & Joanne ?
Steerpike 30/Mar/02 2nd O/S
with CMC
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
martroberts 16/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Lead
Peakology ??/1999 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom Lou
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom Lou
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
Budge 04/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Roget 26/Nov/95 Lead O/S
with jon
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 2nd
with ??
Hidden 09/Jul/95 2nd O/S
crater 23/Aug/93 Lead O/S
babymoac 08/Jun/92 Lead
with Chris B
Andy Say 23/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/87 2nd
steve prior ?/Mar/87 Lead
with Paul B
sadams 14/Jul/86 Solo
Rob Davies ??/1984 2nd


with Mick Moss
Hidden 31/Jan/81 TR
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/80 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Lead
Mark Kemball 08/Mar/75 Lead
Dave Musgrove ??/1973 Lead
mikej 20/Jun/70 Lead
with E
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