Rockfax Description
Steep parallel cracks give awkward or pleasant jamming depending on your outlook. A traditional Curbar Hard Severe - so enough said! © Rockfax

FA. Wilf White 1949

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
mattcooperkay 30/Aug TR RP
RobScarisbrick 16/Aug 2nd O/S
DavidR 16/Aug 2nd rpt
AJ007 09/Aug Solo
Hidden 11/Jul 2nd
Emmawood 30/Jun 2nd
danm 29/Jun 2nd
Heliya B
Martin Bagshaw 20/Jun Lead O/S
Ed Green
mapperley samurai 20/Jun Lead O/S

Gritstone Challenge route 6. Harder than it looks from the ground. Good fun.

Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May 2nd
althesin 19/Apr Lead rpt
schristophersmith 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Reds 19/Apr 2nd O/S
GLH80 19/Apr TR O/S
James Lowe 25/Mar 2nd
Sam McCarthy 25/Mar Lead O/S
Shannyb 31/Jan 2nd
soph 17/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Karel Snoek
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd
Tommy Moore 16/Oct/14 Lead dog

Backed off Grey Face and got up this, had to rest due to a lack of confidence on the last couple of moves.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
john max 28/Sep/14 2nd
stevelismore 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

After flailing around on Grey Face this was a nice relief. A jammed knee helps in the top section.

john_ni 28/Sep/14 2nd
Deezel65 24/Sep/14 2nd O/S
cragtyke 24/Sep/14 Lead
cragsman9000 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
bob_cbr 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Derek Furze 03/Sep/14 Lead
Paul Mitchell
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
FlavioL1989 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Rob Edwards
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/14 2nd
tiga271 09/Aug/14 Lead
andy.smythe 04/Aug/14 2nd
gpcomps 15/Jul/14 Lead β

Tough for the grade, nearer a VS in my book

pearson9596 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
theandthem 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
andyclimber 22/Jun/14 2nd dog
Radical-G 25/May/14 Lead O/S
karol dubas 05/May/14 Lead O/S
john_ni 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Mick Sissons (PCC)
nrhardy 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
martinbettridge06 ?/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
david harvey ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
franhammond92 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Mar/14 Solo
Drew Bennett 12/Mar/14 Lead
Lukem6 30/Jan/14 Lead O/S

guidebook said VS 4c, felt soft, well considering the conditions

Paul Gale
Calum Wadsworth 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Felt pretty tricky in the wet very slimy.

Harrogate club
JM0rrison 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Mike W 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
augustus trout 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
James Oakes 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Maddie 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Made it seem alot harder than i should have. Quite easy to climb very badly i think!

Olivia TC
Mowglee 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
SPD224 21/Sep/13 Lead
Martin Smith
Paul Hy 12/Sep/13 Lead O/S

didn't enjoy this.

Pete Randall 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Pete Neden
leeds_belle 27/Jul/13 Lead dog

Steep! A good introduction to Curbar. Freaked out on the top moves when I realised I'd forgot to take my partner's big cams with me. Panicked, hands got sweaty and I had to down climb a while to rest and compose myself.

Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Marcus Wright 22/Jul/13 Lead
ianbowles 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this, first decent use of jamming, nice fist jam to enter the crack

Max Bardwell
Darron 22/Jun/13 -
Anne Gumbley 26/May/13 2nd
Harry Middleton, Mark Fairbank
Batt 21/May/13 Lead O/S

In the drizzle! Slugs in the cracks and v awkward top out due to full on rain!

jogh 19/May/13 2nd
pete_naylor 19/May/13 Lead O/S
palmer.jody 19/May/13 TR
vinni 19/May/13 Lead O/S
Alex 74 12/May/13 TR O/S
Gareth Waite 12/May/13 TR
Chazwoz 04/May/13 Lead β
kelliroberts3 04/May/13 Lead O/S
clams ?/May/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead
Lyndsay Superclimber 07/Apr/13 TR O/S
althesin 01/Apr/13 Solo dnf

Not enough snow.

Hidden 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead dnf
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
ash longreach 30/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/12 Lead
thomasaneurinsmith 11/Nov/12 Lead dog

Quite hard.

Simon Tracy, Cora Moffat
LJC 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Solo dnf
Lauren Davies 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Gideon Mordecai
lilliyan 23/Sep/12 -
Andy, Barni
Fragmod 09/Sep/12 2nd
pbuggy91 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Lilla Horvath 02/Sep/12 2nd dog
Chi Cheng 27/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Graeme Hammond 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd
adam carless 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
knighty 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ianstevens 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead β
ieuanr 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Led the first half then got super pumped and down climbed, Sam finished the top half with my gear already placed.

sjr 11/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Pumped at the the top with nothing left for a graceful topout, couldn't even make the pinch at the top despite the gear laid in by Ieuan. Swam over cursing slime in the cracks and clawing at grass.

pie_eater_pete 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd rpt
alexjz 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Matt Hilton-Webb
Hidden 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S
manwithacam 09/Jun/12 2nd
bobstones 01/Jun/12 Lead
waynem1985 01/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
mark20 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt


Hidden 01/Apr/12 -
ClareSenny 18/Mar/12 2nd
Ross Tomsen
RossT 18/Mar/12 Lead
Andrew Edwards
Andy Moles 10/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Rowan Mitchell 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Hard for an HS

clknott 03/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead dog
Rhythm24 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
david morse 29/Jan/12 2nd
GuitarGenius92 22/Jan/12 2nd β

Just monged out all over this.

Jonathan Hazell
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
fifth ??/2012 -
Simon Caldwell 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Tough! VS 4c in Rockfax

Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead dog
erica 23/Oct/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Carol Wynne, Erica
Peakpdr 21/Sep/11 Lead
Cake 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mark20 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S


bigdrew 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S
matbrown333 14/Sep/11 -

+3 others

Andy Fielding 11/Sep/11 Lead
Karen Hallem
Stefan Trebicki 03/Sep/11 TR
richardadventurecafe 01/Sep/11 Lead

This was a wake up call for first lead since May... Nasty hand hurting hand jamming... Not good for a soft southerner!

Stephen barker
treg 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Good jams. Tough HS.

Chris S
matthomas79 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Montecore 23/Jul/11 Lead dog
Richard Lizzimore
rfdl100 23/Jul/11 2nd RP
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Bry 04/Jul/11 TR rpt
Tim, Brandy, Nicole, Stephen
fatbuoybazza 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mikael 02/Jul/11 Lead
ChrisBrooke 02/Jul/11 2nd
Peter Staves
newvena 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

not very gracefully.

ben, macker
al123 13/Jun/11 Solo O/S

stiff for HS but it is curbar

hazeysunshine 20/May/11 2nd
Chris Craggs 19/May/11 2nd

Awkward. Finishing up the left-hand crack is the easiest option.

Graham Parkes
Hidden 18/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/11 2nd O/S
psychicbread 15/May/11 Lead O/S
kyebrooks 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
will randall 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S


highrepute 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rosieposey14 20/Mar/11 2nd
giles walton
Giles1 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 17/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Peakology 17/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice easy jam crack/s

kitkat78 12/Mar/11 Lead
SteveM 12/Mar/11 2nd
johniebriggs ?/Feb/11 Lead
mwatson ??/2011 -
migs493 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Felt stiff for HS.

Richard Gilbert 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

I hate cracks, why do I keep on climbing them?

Alex Lambert
Mike Soulby 22/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Thought i'd have a steady introduction to curbar but this quickly ruined my plans. hard for the grade! welcome to curbar i guess!

The Bad Cough 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Christian Minett
gilbert 26/Sep/10 2nd dog

Brutal introduction into climbing at Curbar. Needed a rst or 3 on the way up mainly because of the struggle with the gear! Felt better when I read the new guide and it was a VS4C

Alex Tomczynski
Alex T (RAFMA) 26/Sep/10 Lead
PeteH 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead β
CedricVonTwitch 21/Aug/10 TR
valentinesbabe 21/Aug/10 TR O/S

Charley led, Kev 2nd. I found the top a bit awkward and thrutchy.

Tithe Technique 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
charley 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Think I actually quite enjoyed this route - well, once I had reached the top. I was swearing a bit while I was climbing it. Didn't help that my biggest cam was too small for the top crack...

Luke, Ange, Peter, Kev
chumleywarner 21/Aug/10 TR O/S

Hard move, half-way up.

Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
Shauna 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
davenev 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S

A thuggish grunt

Mr Tickle 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/10 2nd rpt
mbambi 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Mr. K 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Sam Walker
peter fetlar 29/May/10 Solo
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 25/May/10 Lead dog
howlingbaboon 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
The Green Giant 02/Feb/10 Lead
Dan with the van
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Solo
Alistair Corbett ?/Feb/10 Lead
benkelsey ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
evilpea ??/2010 Lead
Pete Horn 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
jkarran 18/Oct/09 2nd
petellis 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
HeatherF 17/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Solo O/S
zara bloomfield 13/Sep/09 -
adrian paisey
zara bloomfield 13/Sep/09 -
adrian paisey
Cat G ?/Sep/09 Lead
hellboundblr 23/Aug/09 2nd
Neil D 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
thecurlyone 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
doogstrue 15/Aug/09 Lead dog
phil & andy
tanssop 15/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Andy & Paul
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Solo O/S
sdht ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/09 Lead dog
aurore 25/Jul/09 2nd dog

Under the rain. Had to stop to try to take a piece of gear out which never went.

popebenedictus 04/Jul/09 2nd RP
Stephen Harding, Luke Harding
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead rpt
hang_about 26/Apr/09 Lead
Lou Kennedy 01/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd
Adam Potter 31/Mar/09 2nd
kermit_uk 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Steve Woolass
Od 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S

tricky climb

Rachel "Piglett" Stroud
Rachel Stroud 14/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead
peggy_on_the_rocks 21/Feb/09 2nd
phja 17/Jan/09 TR
phil berry, holly Clothier, zoe marshall
porridgefan 07/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Didn't top out though due to the need for ice axes...

Sam Edwards
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Hidden 25/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
HamishD 16/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Luke Lindsay
Hidden 26/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/08 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Michael Porter
Matt Fry 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
practicalcat 20/Sep/08 2nd
adam carless 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt

VS according to Rockfax, no way!

jscoles 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
sarah cox
Brown 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Blisco 31/Aug/08 2nd
Mike McKenna
jcurley 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
Stoff ?/Jul/08 TR
Skell 28/Jun/08 Solo O/S
KillingtonT 08/Jun/08 Lead rpt

Climbed this before in june 1997, but I didn't remember it being so awkward. I did not take gear big enough for the top so risked a big fall. Repeated withall the gear, still felt hard but safer.

boomerang 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S

felt like i was grappling with a big'un at the top, pretty exposed

Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 10/May/08 Lead
Gareth LMC
sce8 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Gemma Fisher
masa-alpin 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Adam W
alek 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Phil Jennings 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Sarah Rixham, Kieran Smith
Hidden 21/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Wayne S ??/2008 -
MikeDowsett ??/2008 2nd
John Harrison
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
gb83 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Nov/07 2nd β
TGreen 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Rhiannon 21/Oct/07 TR
Dan 85 12/Oct/07 Lead O/S
featuresforfeet 06/Oct/07 2nd RP
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Aug/07 Solo O/S
richardhopton 28/Jul/07 Lead

Orrible! Crux makes you want to carry on without gear for fear of falling trying to place it! I probably would next time!

BallsofBritishSteel 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
rabid 10/Jun/07 Lead
Pythonist 06/May/07 Solo O/S

Could be 4c...

angleseykayaker 01/May/07 -
Owen Barni
barni 01/May/07 Solo
Paul-Michael 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Paul Nurse
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S

An uninspiring route and trickier than it looks. Grade seems to be right at VS 4c. The top out is horible if you stay in the right hand crack.

dustynet 31/Mar/07 -
Hidden 25/Mar/07 2nd dog
Somerset swede basher 26/Jan/07 Solo O/S

What a horrible climb.

Nick Selmes
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Horn ??/2007 2nd O/S
The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
alaan 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
jamiev 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Mowglee 22/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/06 Lead O/S
towdman 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Reuben Armitage
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead dog
DavidR 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Steve Mead and Matt Hopkinson
SteveM 10/Sep/06 Lead
Dave & Faff
Howard J 15/Aug/06 2nd rpt
Mark Ford
Hidden 15/Aug/06 2nd rpt
A Crook 05/Aug/06 2nd
Dane 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
arin78 10/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Si dH 28/May/06 2nd O/S
Tom Lambert
thetourist 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Claire Ryder
AJ007 16/Apr/06 2nd
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Babika 13/Nov/05 Lead
Kiwi Pete
climbingrick 10/Oct/05 2nd O/S
fizzy_elephant ?/Oct/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd
Phil West 29/Aug/05 Lead rpt
Chris Tan
Howard J 16/Aug/05 2nd
Dave Spencer
Blod 16/Aug/05 Lead O/S
2RoyalAnglian 14/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Fat Tim 10/May/05 Lead O/S
mwh 25/Mar/05 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Mar/05 Solo O/S
jonnyboy ??/2005 Lead O/S
Pete Graham ??/2005 Solo
Climb Rox ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Marq 28/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Daniel Dennehy
climbingrev 22/Aug/04 TR O/S

A bit despondant after having failed on Peapod. Thought I'd try out some easier looking cracks. Quite streuous, but fun.

jsw1 09/May/04 2nd O/S
Andy Bond
Alfredo ?/May/04 2nd
mikehenesy ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S


Phil West 13/Sep/03 2nd O/S
Mark B
Hidden 27/Jul/03 2nd O/S
Swirly 17/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd
Monk ??/2003 -
howlers 28/Nov/02 Lead
Siderunner 29/Sep/02 Lead O/S

Harder than it looks

Paul G
Hidden 28/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/02 2nd O/S
Whealiebob 18/Aug/02 Lead
loonyclimber ?/Aug/02 Lead
WRMusall 23/Jun/02 Lead
Steerpike 29/Mar/02 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/2002 Lead O/S
Budge 25/May/01 2nd O/S
Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
DerwentDiluted 04/Aug/00 Lead
Laurie Smith
Hidden 08/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/00 2nd
Budge 27/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Rich, Neville Jaques
Rich Malcolm 15/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 18/Mar/00 2nd O/S
Graham C
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
ajc 30/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 04/Jul/99 2nd O/S
Mike Kirby
Hidden 14/Dec/97 Lead O/S
KillingtonT ?/Jun/97 2nd
Mark Buckmaster
RobSimmo 17/May/97 Lead O/S

First HS lead.

kato'sdad 17/May/97 2nd
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
craig d ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
BruceW ??/1996 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Roget 28/Oct/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 06/Sep/95 Lead
Rachel Nicolson
Hidden ?/Aug/95 2nd
atch ?/Jun/95 Lead
dp1 14/May/95 2nd
chris foster
CrashMat Rob ??/1995 Lead O/S
five ?/May/94 Lead O/S
crater 23/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Mick King 15/Aug/93 Solo
charlesmfrench 12/Jul/93 Solo O/S
IanD353 ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/92 Lead
adam carless ?/Aug/90 Lead O/S

One of those contorted "easy" climbs everyone warns you about. Great fun watching others work out how to get from one crack to the other before the rush to the top. Year is a guess, one of my early leads

Hidden 19/Jul/90 Solo O/S
BigHairyIan 19/Nov/88 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 15/Feb/87 Solo O/S
Neil R 20/Feb/85 Lead
Richard W
malc 13/Jun/82 Lead
Mark Kemball 12/Sep/81 Solo
babymoac 28/Jun/80 Solo
Dave Musgrove 22/Jun/80 Lead
Kim Greenald
uphillnow ??/1980 -
RichardMc 22/May/77 Solo
paul59 08/Nov/75 Lead
Nigel Scriven
tapley 26/Aug/74 Lead
Alison Tapley
rogerskews ??/1971 -
eroica64 10/May/69 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 20/Apr/69 Lead
John Stainforth, Mike Sharp
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 01/Apr/67 Solo
Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
Hidden ??/1967 TR
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 77
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 75
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Style of ascent
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