The thin crack splitting the centre of the wall gives elegant, fingery climbing and really packs it in. The most popular route here and really rather hard for the grade. © Rockfax
Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, The Froggatt to Black Rocks into E2 smile list, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, 50 cracks to Squamish.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Nick Russell||04/Oct||Lead O/S||
It's only 7m: how hard can it be? Turns out there isn't an easy move on it. Definitely top end. Definitely 3*.
|Tom Last||26/Sep||Lead G/U||
Hell yeah! Vanquished 7 years on. Fell a few times before getting it clean, peeled off the last move once and fell after having a fit of giggles having dropped my wires. Last route of the day then mad drive back South. Done easier E3s. Great!
On speedy ' gear. I know having the gear would have made it easier but wasn't anywhere near as hard as I thought it'd be, come on there's a bomber hand jam rest in the middle!! Oh and I made up for not placing the gear by being avalanched onto when speedy emptied his chalk bag down the route onto me so I couldn't see upwards!
Alex McCann, max
|Andy Hardy||13/Sep||2nd RP||
Dead pleased to do this cleanly, including getting out all of Simon's many runners.
Fell twice getting mega pumped placing gear. Knackered so didn't bother getting back on. Probably not an ideal choice of route for the end of the day...
|Calum Wadsworth||04/May||Lead G/U||
Fell about a foot from the top after getting absolutely boxed, then pulled the ropes had a rest and did it clean. Thought it was dead hard for the grade but really great technical climbing!
|Matt Shepherd||21/Apr||TR dog|
Dunc, Ian Milward
|Tim M||10/Apr||Lead dog|
|Laurence Everitt||02/Nov/14||Lead RP|
|Mr Messy||05/Oct/14||Lead dog|
Clement Hutin, Claire Holland
HARD! really hard for E1, certainly harder than the E3 I flashed yesterday. Stupid grade
Very hot and slippy
Clean 2nd go but with gear left in situ. Excellent. Hard for E1.
|Alex Hallam||16/May/14||Lead dnf||
Fell off at the middle, then fell off on the top move because I miss lunged the top hold tweaking a finger. Will be back.
Tough route on thin moves.
Tough Tough Tough. Need to do big moves got pumped trying to find finger jams between the better holds. Keen to lead with the beta.
|karol dubas||05/May/14||Lead RP||
Pre placed gear
What a great little route, unrelenting technicality! Shame I was nackered at the end of the day. Found this harder than Eldar and Left Eliminate. I will be back....
George's gear low down, mine at the top.
|Matt Cooke||06/Oct/13||Lead O/S||
|Andy Peak 1||05/Oct/13||Lead RP||
One fall, pulled ropes and then clean
Strenuous! I'm not very good at climbing cracks but I guess Curbar is a good place to improve my technique!
Tough for E1 5c but very good route
Couldn't fit my fingers in the crack so used the flake out right. Muffed the stretch to the crimp first go.
|Anne Gumbley||26/May/13||2nd dog||
Harry Middleton, Mark Fairbank
|Pete Rigby||04/May/13||Lead dog||
smashed it in the evening sun :)
|Tom Campbell||14/Apr/13||Lead dog||
chewed up and spat out
felt very tough for e1, good protection - reckon would've got this clean if it wasn't for wet holds. Great little route that packs a lot in, one to come back to in dry weather
My First E1! Got it second go.
|Tony Holdsworth||04/Oct/12||2nd dog||
Too hard for me. Fantastic day for weather.
|James Oswald||03/Oct/12||Lead RP||
E2 and not necessarily a particularly easy one. Climbed it with five draws, all with several small wires on. You don't actually need to use the finger crack at the top, there's a flake on the right which you can use to make a long stretch to a crimp. Superb microroute
|Jack Whiteley||08/Sep/12||2nd dog||
|Goose U||08/Sep/12||Lead dog|
pumped out my mind placing gear
Easy when you know how, sustained when you dont!
|James Malloch||21/Mar/12||2nd dog||
One I want to get back on!
|Ollie B||21/Mar/12||Lead rpt||
Came off last move. Did second go
Found this hard. Got pretty pumped took a rest then a fall then managed to find the decent finger lock needed to get up it. I'll be back for this one
|Duncan Campbell||01/Mar/12||Lead β||
Thanks to Dave for the numbers and the pre-placed runners on this, that and having small fingers helped. Still felt E2 though... I'm not a grit Jedi yet... Great fun
Josh Marshall, Dave Morse
|david morse||01/Mar/12||Lead rpt||
Another Curbar Sandbag
|john lynch||10/Jan/12||2nd O/S||
Neil Elmore, adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
|Mike Warner||??/2012||2nd dog|
|Martin Haworth||19/Nov/11||Lead dnf||
Epic lead by Ed - the longest 6 metres ever? Short, has good gear and at least one good rest but sustained with three 5c sequences so merits E2 I think. Felt a bit hard after Insanity.
The longest 6 metres on grit
|Jake Young||26/Sep/11||2nd dog|
Not as hard as i thought it would be, but i had to stretch for a couple of the good holds.
|belay bunny turned bad||20/Jul/11||Lead rpt|
rested on the onsight, so pulled the ropes and lead clean.
|Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH||04/Jul/11||Lead rpt|
|Lumbering Oaf||25/Jun/11||TR dog|
|Mr. K||19/May/11||2nd dog|
|Graeme Hammond||11/May/11||Lead rpt||
must be getting better, this felt straight forward today, and I placed the gear better (2nded clean in past, but failed to finish on 7/8/2010)
|Audrey @ The Castle||?/May/11||Lead dog|
had a go on this as had a top rope on route next to it, nice little climb, looks well protectable with small wires and small cams
|Fran S8||09/Apr/11||Lead β|
With a bleeding left middle finger (from the previous route). I'd love to lead it in the next opportunity!
|Jonas Paulsson||06/Mar/11||Lead dog||
Tricky little thing. Harder than it looks!
Got pumped fiddling with gear. Should get it next time. Seems a long reach from the hand jam to the next bit I can get my fingers in.
The hardest E1 on grit!
|Daniel Heath||20/Nov/10||Lead dog||
A lot of fun packed into a short route. Good experience in this style of climbing.
Cold and damp so may be the reason it felt hard
First e1. Hard for sure but nice moves and easy gear
|Sophie Nunn||13/Nov/10||Lead dog|
|Chi Cheng||07/Nov/10||Lead RP|
Fantastic route. Really intense crux'y climbing. 3 of us all fell off at least 3 times before getting it clean ground up. Well stoked to top it out!
Gear ripped and decked it. Managed to lead clean on 3rd attempt.Enjoyed every moment!
|Dave Foster||24/Oct/10||Lead rpt||
Prickly little fella. Many gos, many falls. Clean eventually. Satisfying when it finally relents!
packs it in for just 6 meters. Almost completly dark could hardly see any footholds.
Led it on Mike's preplaced gear.
Safe but hard! Failed at the crux.
Wasn't hand jamming the minature pea pod - feet popped and got pumped (within 6m of climbing?!?!?!?!?) Ground up, nice little climb with a tough finish - quite a solid 5c!
|Harry Thorpe||12/Aug/10||2nd O/S|
Had a nightmare on this, not dangerous but damn 'ard
|James Oakes||28/Jul/10||Lead O/S|
excellent, tough, every move 5b/5c. 2 stars imo
nails. 2 or 3 rests, sustained.
So blooming hard!
|Graeme Hammond||24/Apr/10||2nd O/S||
thin but straight forward climbing, easier than it looked
|Phil Jennings||08/Apr/10||Lead O/S|
Fell off twice, stripped gear then led clean
Miles Gibson, Miles Gibson
|belay bunny turned bad||29/Oct/09||Lead|
|Lauren Davies||16/Oct/09||2nd O/S|
sven rowan, dave parton
balance finger tips
|Neil D||22/Aug/09||Lead RP||
|Joe Costello||18/Aug/09||Lead rpt||
|chris sm||12/Jun/09||2nd rpt||
Harder than it looks ;)
|Mick r||26/Apr/09||Lead dog||
managed to get to the slot Ok then couldn't let go long enough to place any gear. 3 rests/falls later and I managed to get over the top. disheartning after all that struggle to find yourself only still only 10ft off the floor
Fell off at first but pulled the rope and eventually led it cleanly with the gear still in place. Felt quite hard, especially with how hot it was today!
hard. warm grit is my only weak excuse.
|Andrew Sloan||26/Mar/09||2nd dog||
|robin heath||15/Mar/09||2nd dog||
|keith leonard||??/2009||Lead dog|
Fell at top crack, gear popped and decked. Broken wrist as souvenir!
|Andrew Sloan||19/Oct/08||Lead rpt||
Clean lead at last on about my 10th attempt!!!
tough number, fell off last move!
three falls and a submission
seconded clean after faling on the lead, nails
|Andrew Sloan||25/Aug/08||Lead dog|
|Mike Goldthorp||23/May/08||Lead O/S||
Dropped my knuts so just ran it out, sick!
|Dave Mason||20/May/08||2nd dog||
Tried it on the lead and came whipping off it a couple of times. Tried it on the second after Trev dogged his way up it but still managed to make a mess of it. Nails
|Tom Last||14/May/08||Lead dnf||
This is nails.
fell on the last move, gutting :-(
packs a punch :-)
|Mark Walter||08/Mar/08||2nd dog||
Matt Tilley, Mike Adlam
Damn hard and pumpy, oh and technical. My bad.
|Dan 85||12/Oct/07||Lead dog||
|Andrew Sloan||23/Sep/07||Lead dog||
Failed yet again to get a clean ascent!
|Andrew Sloan||09/Sep/07||Lead dog||
Just 1 fall....almost!!!
|Andrew Sloan||01/Sep/07||Lead dog||
Took 3 falls....am ever going to get this clean?
|Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH||11/Aug/07||Lead rpt|
|Oliver Sherman||04/Aug/07||Lead dog||
Only fell/rested once this time, which is an improvment! So fierce considering it's so short!
Short, sharp, and continuous.
|Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH||02/May/07||2nd rpt|
|dan gibson||22/Apr/07||Lead rpt||
|Andrew Sloan||01/Apr/07||TR dog||
I would grade this E2 6a.
Got the sequence ok after a couple of false starts, but was tiring too quickly placing gear to finish the lead.
|adam carless||25/Mar/07||Lead dog||
Took over when SecretSquirrel bailed out halfway. So a lead with half gear in place, and a fall off the top move as well. Not a good lead.
bagged it this time, felt much easier and both my feet popped on the final 'campus' move. E2 5c.
Vash and Lucy
2 Falls. One from the very top. Gutted.
|Andrew Sloan||18/Feb/07||Lead dog|
|Andrew Sloan||30/Dec/06||TR dog|
Slayed demons- broke myself falling off this last summer...
Steve Mead and Matt Hopkinson
Dave & Faff
|Andrew Sloan||26/Aug/06||TR dog|
took over from alex
Reeve and Alex
tricky little number
|Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe||??/2005||-|
Fell off and watched my top wire rotate out of it's placement. Gave up on a bad day and went flying instead, completing the tasks for my paragliding licence that afternoon :-)
Nails, just a boulder problem with not a great deal to use
|Brian Rodgers||??/2004||Lead O/S|
|Rik Dawes||??/2004||Lead O/S|
Frozen spider's webs abound in the woods. Very cold but atmospheric!
|Chris Reid||?/Jun/01||Lead O/S|
2nd time on route!
|John Marsland||26/Mar/00||Lead dog||
Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||25/Jan/98||Solo||
Chris Ranner, Al Willoner
|craig matheson||?/Sep/97||Lead O/S|
|chris sm||?/Jul/97||Lead dog||
Very sandy finish after the recent frosts!
|Stoney Boy||07/May/93||Lead β||
|Tony Little||15/Aug/92||Lead O/S||
|Neil R||13/May/90||Lead dog||
Allen and Gill Newby
not absolutely sure of my second but most likely at that time