Finger Distance** E3 6b
[Finger Distance, 2 kb]9m. The pocketed centre of the slab is tenuous and unprotected. The right-hand start, using the big pocket, is only 6a for the short but true technicians will ignore this and climb direct. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson 1980

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

Photo: Finger Distance © Ryan83

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 153 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Oct/14

Hidden - TR dnf - 16/Oct/14

Highballed, the crux didn't feel too bad but the top was scary
dom94 - Sent β - 05/Oct/14 with Matt Groom

Very pleasant, definitely not 6b though.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead β - 05/Oct/14 with micki, Uni Lot

NDD - Solo - 05/Oct/14 with Malcolm

Felt easy for E3 and 6b (without the big pocket), much easier than canoe for the short.
Teappleby - Solo β - 05/Oct/14 with Matt Harmon, Ben Kelsey, Dom Beer, Fran Hammond, Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann, Pete Briggs, Micki Schobitz

Hidden - Sent O/S - 05/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Oct/14

couldn't quite do the rock over mover, close though so will be back!
pete1993 - Solo dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Micki, Calum W, matt ferrier, Alex, Tom

2nd go, without using the big pocket.
amccann - Solo RP - 05/Oct/14

tmawer - TR dog - 26/Sep/14 with Kasha

Direct, sweaty in the sun. Fluttery
sparkass - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14

No mats, don't think it was too bad for 6b and I'm rubbish at (slab) climbing in general.
Alex Hallam - TR O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Dan Barbour

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

drysori - Solo - 29/Dec/13

So much easier if you can reach the small side pull pocket before mantelling.
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 23/Nov/13 with Wee man

Felt hard for the shorties!
Jonathan Hall - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Mark Williams

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Nov/13

Fragmod - Lead - 05/Oct/13

James Oakes - Solo rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Gareth Hooson

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.
Bertbee - TR RP - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead G/U - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - TR - 08/May/13

Sidekick - Sent O/S - 12/Jan/13

6a with the big pocket, and 6b without
mark20 - Sent rpt - 12/Jan/13

Matt Harle - Solo β - 11/Nov/12

Chris_barr - Solo - 03/Nov/12 with Guy, Jon

Oli worked out some much better beta so it's cake now
GuyVG - Solo rpt - 03/Nov/12 with Oli the kid, Billy the kid, Jon and Barr

Pads
mark20 - Lead β - 21/Oct/12

J.Wells - Sent O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Matt, Mark Rankine

Set off on the lead, bottled it, had a rope lowered, cruised it. Nice technical moves.
ianjfsutcliffe - TR - 21/Jul/12 with Dave

M_W_Court - TR RP - 21/Jul/12 with Dave Luke, ian sutcliffe

Was having a bad day, couldn't get the feet right. Lovely once you stop being a prat.
Ewano - Sent x - 06/May/12

switch - Solo rpt - 21/Apr/12

sopaz - TR dog - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 15/Jan/12

Nice initial moves.
Alex Thompson - Sent dnf - 15/Jan/12

tuftynick - Sent - 14/Jan/12 with andy benson, ben winston

ground-up, fell off the first section a few times.
john lynch - Lead - 10/Jan/12 with Lewis Andrew

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

bigdrew - Sent x - 2012

Pretty easy, great moves n scary top out
hilty - Solo - 19/Nov/11 with Adam coles

DeanD - TR dnf - 06/Nov/11

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/11

centurion05 - 02/Jul/11

really nice moves.
al123 - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/11 with alex

ground up 2nd go
masonwoods101 - Solo - 14/Jun/11

robman - Lead RP - 02/Jun/11

Cossar - TR - 25/May/11 with Si

peaches69 - TR dog - 25/May/11 with sarah

Joe Grondowski - Solo - 02/Apr/11 with Ian Turton, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11

Lewis Andrew - Solo - Apr/11

tuftynick - Solo rpt - Apr/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Solo - Apr/11

Fell on onsight solo go. Hopped back on and did second shot. Cool route.
highlux - Solo - 11/Mar/11 with Martin Veale

C coldwell-storry - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11 with rob lay, Mike Thomas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - TR dnf - 21/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/10

Wow, my first 6b move on grit, packs a punch.
migs493 - 2nd β - 20/Nov/10 with Dan

nice rock over move. and a big reach for the pocket. nice lead from Alun, despite his little deck.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Allun, Remus Knowles

harvie - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/10

howlingbaboon - TR dog - 13/Nov/10 with Scott

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.
GuyVG - Sent - 29/Oct/10 with Steve

small pockets only. Finished up left hand side at top as hate the feel of that perma-greased crimp rockover up the middle.
Ram MkiV - Sent - 29/Oct/10 with Guy

2 pads so more like V3
joese7en - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

pipof747 - Lead - 04/Oct/10

FlorianCastagne - Solo RP - 26/Sep/10

At last.
nathanlee - Solo RP - 27/Aug/10

Ground up in 2 goes
DaveFidler - Solo RP - 04/Aug/10

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Brad Cowley, Bill Lawrence

With big pocket, does make it much easier. Really nice technical moves regardless
Mike Goldthorp - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Guy, Laura Perry, alex mason

Committing move to the big hold. You'd be a fool not to use the big pocket.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Laura Perry, Mikey G, GuyVG

theotherpetehill - Solo β - 10/Jul/10

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo - 27/Mar/10 with Jeff Hollenbaugh

Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jan/10

scott gibson - 2010

ground up, 2 pads. closer to V3/6a
Don Jebus - Lead RP - 2010

simon cox - Sent - 2010

fifth - TR - 2010

Jonathan Hall - TR - 13/Dec/09 with Rob Middleton

dominic lee - Solo rpt - 12/Dec/09 with nathan lee

No pads. Without the big pocket. Been waiting to do this for a while. Crux moves are really good.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/09 with Simon Nadin

koopa - TR - 2009

Hidden - Solo RP - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/08

tommytuffa - Solo - 10/Sep/08

lukehunt - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/08

Brown - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/08 with Solo

Backed off this inumerable times in the past but finally felt right in the last light and the improving friction that came with it.
alaan - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/08 with bex

wow, this is hard, even to top rope. respect to anyone who leads it - there is ^*% all gear.
pebbles - TR dog - 15/Jun/08 with dave shield

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Ground-up above mats without big pocket.
kingholmesy - Solo RP - 2008

v.jester - Solo rpt - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - TR - 25/Feb/07

took a fall off the step left move, but got back on from the start, those dimples are really painful to use.
adam carless - 2nd RP - 04/Feb/07 with James Rowe

Ed Booth - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/06

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Nov/06

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/06 with Luke Brooks

wolverine - Solo - 01/Jun/06

Ground up solo
Mark Riley - Solo - 06/Feb/06 with Tom Greenall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Solo - 20/Nov/05

nathanmanc - Solo β - Nov/05

In the Zone!!
jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/05

Hidden - TR - Apr/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

willackers - Solo O/S - 2005 with Rob Napier

Dave Bond - Solo - 04/Dec/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - May/04

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo β - 21/Sep/03

Jus - Solo O/S - Mar/03

chris warner - 2nd - Feb/03 with john roberts

Hidden - TR O/S - 2003

Hidden - Solo - Jan/01

Hidden - TR - 22/Oct/00

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Sep/00

Ropeboy - Solo - 04/Mar/00

cragspud - Lead RP - 2000

Hidden - 2000

JEP - Solo - 2000

Hidden - TR - 04/Jul/99

ChrisJD - TR - 04/Jul/98

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 25/Jan/98 with Chris Ranner, Al Willoner

craig d - 1997

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Solo RP - May/96

Hidden - TR - 12/Jul/95

Sean Kelly - TR - Apr/95 with Brian Hall

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1995

Stoney Boy - Solo - 01/Apr/93

Hidden - TR - 13/Apr/91

Hidden - 1990

sadams - Solo - Sep/88 with Guy Townsend

goi.ashmore - Solo β - 18/Mar/88

Hidden - TR - 15/Aug/87

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