Rockfax Description
The pocketed centre of the slab is tenuous and unprotected. The right-hand start, using the big pocket, is easier but true technicians will ignore this and climb direct. f6B+ above pads. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1980

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, The Curbar Crush, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

jacob shieldhouse hadley 09/Apr Solo O/S

felt like 5c to me idk why though! i can under stand it being 6b for some!

with mum
Hidden 03/Apr Solo β
markalmack 03/Apr Solo
WB 03/Apr Sent x
with Chris T, Mark 'chopper' Almack
john lynch 12/Mar Solo rpt
Ram MkiV 15/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Oct/15 TR
Teappleby 16/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Alex McCann, max
Nick1812P 25/May/15 Solo O/S

With pads

amccann 17/May/15 Solo rpt

1st go today, think it was by a different method to last time. Above one pad.

Jake Young 17/May/15 Lead O/S

Really good, nice little onsight :)

with Alex M
PeteWilson 01/May/15 Lead
with Dave
Wood for Trees 18/Jan/15 Sent rpt

you're crap

RM199 17/Oct/14 TR RP
Tommy Moore 16/Oct/14 TR dnf


dom94 05/Oct/14 Sent β

Highballed, the crux didn't feel too bad but the top was scary

Calum Wadsworth 05/Oct/14 Lead β

Very pleasant, definitely not 6b though.

with micki, Uni Lot
NDD 05/Oct/14 Solo
with Malcolm
Teappleby 05/Oct/14 Solo β

Felt easy for E3 and 6b (without the big pocket), much easier than canoe for the short.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo rpt
pete1993 05/Oct/14 Solo dnf

couldn't quite do the rock over mover, close though so will be back!

amccann 05/Oct/14 Solo RP

2nd go, without using the big pocket.

Matt Groom 05/Oct/14 Solo
tmawer 26/Sep/14 TR dog
with Kasha
sparkass 06/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Direct, sweaty in the sun. Fluttery

Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Alex Hallam 16/Feb/14 TR O/S

No mats, don't think it was too bad for 6b and I'm rubbish at (slab) climbing in general.

mike mo ??/2014 -
drysori 29/Dec/13 Solo
disturbed_one51 23/Nov/13 Lead

So much easier if you can reach the small side pull pocket before mantelling.

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 23/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Felt hard for the shorties!

tebs 10/Nov/13 Lead RP

Pads and cam in the break. Great climbing, not too hard but tenuous.

with Burns
Fragmod 05/Oct/13 Lead
Bertbee 22/Sep/13 TR RP

Got this second time on top-rope. Very tempted to give this a go with some pads. Is there any point doing this on lead? I can't see any gear below the break that doesn't use crucial pockets.

Hidden 20/Sep/13 Lead G/U
Hidden 08/May/13 TR
Sidekick 12/Jan/13 Sent O/S
mark20 12/Jan/13 Sent rpt

6a with the big pocket, and 6b without

Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Solo β
Chris_barr 03/Nov/12 Solo
with Guy, Jon
Wood for Trees 03/Nov/12 Solo rpt

Oli worked out some much better beta so it's cake now

with Oli the kid, Billy the kid, Jon and Barr
mark20 21/Oct/12 Lead β


J.Wells 21/Oct/12 Sent O/S
with Matt, Mark Rankine
ianjfsutcliffe 21/Jul/12 TR

Set off on the lead, bottled it, had a rope lowered, cruised it. Nice technical moves.

with Dave
M_W_Court 21/Jul/12 TR RP
with Dave Luke, ian sutcliffe
Ewano 06/May/12 Sent x

Was having a bad day, couldn't get the feet right. Lovely once you stop being a prat.

switch 21/Apr/12 Solo rpt
sopaz 10/Mar/12 TR dog
Hidden 15/Jan/12 TR dnf
Alex Thompson 15/Jan/12 Sent dnf

Nice initial moves.

tuftynick 14/Jan/12 Sent
with andy benson, ben winston
john lynch 10/Jan/12 Lead

ground-up, fell off the first section a few times.

with Lewis Andrew
maddy.c ??/2012 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
bigdrew ??/2012 Sent x
hilty 19/Nov/11 Solo

Pretty easy, great moves n scary top out

DeanD 06/Nov/11 TR dnf
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Jul/11 2nd rpt
centurion05 02/Jul/11 Solo RP
with Tarquin
al123 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S

really nice moves.

with alex
masonwoods101 14/Jun/11 Solo

ground up 2nd go

robman 02/Jun/11 Lead RP
Cossar 25/May/11 TR
with Si
peaches69 25/May/11 TR dog
with sarah
Joe Grondowski 02/Apr/11 Solo
with Ian Turton, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Lewis Andrew ?/Apr/11 Solo
tuftynick ?/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Solo
highlux 11/Mar/11 Solo

Fell on onsight solo go. Hopped back on and did second shot. Cool route.

with Martin Veale
C coldwell-storry 26/Feb/11 Solo O/S
with rob lay, Mike Thomas
Hidden 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden 21/Nov/10 TR dnf
Hidden 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S
migs493 20/Nov/10 2nd β

Wow, my first 6b move on grit, packs a punch.

with Dan
benkelsey 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S

nice rock over move. and a big reach for the pocket. nice lead from Alun, despite his little deck.

with Allun, Remus Knowles
harvie 14/Nov/10 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 13/Nov/10 TR dog
with Scott
Wood for Trees 29/Oct/10 Sent

First go after falling off 2 weeks ago. 1 1/2 pads (steve's pad is more a concept than anything else) felt v3 direct, top move no pushover, if you're timid take gear.

with Steve
Ram MkiV 29/Oct/10 Sent

small pockets only. Finished up left hand side at top as hate the feel of that perma-greased crimp rockover up the middle.

with Guy
joese7en 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S

2 pads so more like V3

pipof747 04/Oct/10 Lead
FlorianCastagne 26/Sep/10 Solo RP
nathanlee 27/Aug/10 Solo RP

At last.

DaveFidler 04/Aug/10 Solo RP

Ground up in 2 goes

James Oakes 28/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Mike Goldthorp 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S

With big pocket, does make it much easier. Really nice technical moves regardless

Alex Mason 18/Jul/10 Solo O/S

Committing move to the big hold. You'd be a fool not to use the big pocket.

with Laura Perry, Mikey G, GuyVG
theotherpetehill 10/Jul/10 Solo β
jacobjacob 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 27/Mar/10 Solo
with Jeff Hollenbaugh
Hidden 22/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/10 Lead
scott gibson ??/2010 -
Don Jebus ??/2010 Lead RP

ground up, 2 pads. closer to V3/6a

simon cox ??/2010 Sent
Scott Anderson ??/2010 TR
Jonathan Hall 13/Dec/09 TR
dominic lee 12/Dec/09 Solo rpt
Andrew Barker 19/Feb/09 Solo O/S

No pads. Without the big pocket. Been waiting to do this for a while. Crux moves are really good.

koopa ??/2009 TR
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Solo RP
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Oct/08 Solo
tommytuffa 10/Sep/08 Solo
lukehunt 10/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Brown 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
alaan 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Backed off this inumerable times in the past but finally felt right in the last light and the improving friction that came with it.

with bex
pebbles 15/Jun/08 TR dog

wow, this is hard, even to top rope. respect to anyone who leads it - there is ^*% all gear.

Hidden 13/Feb/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo RP

Ground-up above mats without big pocket.

v.jester 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Feb/07 TR
adam carless 04/Feb/07 2nd RP

took a fall off the step left move, but got back on from the start, those dimples are really painful to use.

Ed Booth 05/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/06 TR O/S
Pythonist 12/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 01/Jun/06 Solo
Mark Riley 06/Feb/06 Solo

Ground up solo

Hidden 21/Jan/06 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 20/Nov/05 Solo
nathanmanc ?/Nov/05 Solo β
jonnyboy 15/Oct/05 Solo O/S

In the Zone!!

Hidden ?/Apr/05 TR
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
willackers ??/2005 Solo O/S
with Rob Napier
Dave Bond 04/Dec/04 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/May/04 Solo O/S
Daniel Armitage 06/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Sep/03 Solo β
Jus ?/Mar/03 Solo O/S
chris warner ?/Feb/03 2nd
with john roberts
Hidden ??/2003 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/01 Solo
Hidden 22/Oct/00 TR
steveb2006 16/Sep/00 TR dog

Some help from the rope

Ropeboy 04/Mar/00 Solo
cragspud ??/2000 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2000 -
JEP ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/99 TR
Hidden 04/Jul/98 TR
Dave Musgrove Jnr 25/Jan/98 Solo
with Chris Ranner, Al Willoner
craig d ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ?/May/96 Solo RP
Hidden 12/Jul/95 TR
Sean Kelly ?/Apr/95 TR
with Brian Hall
Rich Kirby ??/1995 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 01/Apr/93 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/91 TR
Hidden ??/1990 -
sadams ?/Sep/88 Solo
with Guy Townsend
Hidden ?/May/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 18/Mar/88 Solo β
Hidden 15/Aug/87 TR
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