Alpha* S 4b

Rockfax Description
The groove just right with a jutting tombstone is a bit of a contrast to most things hereabouts, though it still requires advanced gritstone 'udging' techniques by most. Keep to the right of the initial rib. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chuck Cook 1949

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

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This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/15

OliverRoss - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Ryan Baird

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/15

Durkules - 2nd - 10/Apr/15

adi bryant - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/15

BushwackerBritz - 2015

TobyA - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Anni

Attempted to lead first but could not pull off the first hand jam tightly enough. Seconded by chimneying the crux bit, which will be my chosen method when i go back to lead it.
AnniH - 2nd RP - 21/Aug/14 with Toby

first ever lead on a trad route! :D
monkey_yan - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Tom Reed, Ali McMellon

first ever trad route, lead later on in the day
monkey_yan - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Tom Reed, Ali McMellon

Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with dionne di Voyage, Diane Blything, Jenny Monkey

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Jul/14

Jenny Monkey - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Luke Mansfield

gkrgeorge - Lead dog - 23/Jun/14

rohai545 - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Krish

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/14

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14

jshields - Solo - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

samjane - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Mr Cess

I made this hard on myself by accident and went on the left side of the buttress, always check the book!
pete_naylor - Lead dog - 19/May/13 with Jody

Read the guidebook
palmer.jody - 2nd dog - 19/May/13 with Peter Naylor

Bottom section felt like VS, top section S.
nick ferro - 06/Apr/13 with toolboxtim

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/13

LJC - 2nd - 08/Dec/12 with Theo

theocelano - Lead RP - 08/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12

church465 - 2nd β - 23/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/12

jdgaventa - Lead - 29/Jul/12

mattshort - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

bobstones - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with Wayne Murphy

waynem1985 - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Bob Stones

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Jonathon Clark

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Gavin Phillips, Ian Pegg

ipegg - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Gavin Philips

gavster2405 - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Ian Pegg

alexjz - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Matt Burdekin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

spitfirerick - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

bad night, retreated off 2 climbs so thought I better do something...
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

+ 3 others
matbrown333 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/11

interesting moves, felt very strange. really good gear though and eases after the first section.
newvena - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with ben

Took 4 goes!
hazeysunshine - Lead - 20/May/11 with Astell

graphiclunarkid - 2nd O/S - 07/May/11 with Adam Carless

awkward but nice, hard for the grade; climbed after a day of rain making for slippery cracks EDIT: HVD my ass, at least severe!
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 07/May/11

joe_alexander - Lead β - 25/Apr/11 with Christian and Tina

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Paul Justin

lozowen - Solo - 04/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 18/Mar/11

PeteH - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Remus Knowles

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

feilx - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Floris

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

had just stopped raining, a still a bit wet. found it hard. had originally tried to lead it. not very enjoyable
gknyus - TR RP - 14/Jun/10 with Fishcakes

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

On which planet was this HVD certainly not one with g=9.81...
davidwright - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Sam

Pown - Solo - 23/Mar/10

Pelleas - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Ian, Norman

holds outside the cracks were rendered useless by the waterfalls
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Rachel Berkowitz

Jose then TR. Suppossed to be a warm up! I voted for Severe even taking into account how crap I was climbing it!
epic ed - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Adam F

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/09

Pretty scary. Was very glad to reach the tombstone
MJP - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Linda Coombs

hils theaker - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Emlyn

emlynroberts - Lead - 14/Mar/09 with Hilary Theaker (BUMS)

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08

A nice route, harder than it looks. S 4b is probably about right, though high in the S grade. It was graded VD in 1951 :-)
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Carmen

steveb2006 - 2nd - 15/Aug/08 with Valerie Partington

Hmmmmm some confusion. the route book shows this route at S logbook showing it at HVD, my feelings is that S is the right grade..
cannotfindaname - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with charley, kev

I found the start a bit tough but really enjoyed the route. I hope this isn't a HVD. The guide book says S and I personally think even that's slightly under graded. Maybe we didn't follow the correct route.
charley - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Steve, Kev

Tithe Technique - TR - 27/Jul/08 with Charley and Steve

Carly - 2nd - 23/Jul/08 with seb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

felt like a very unpleasant MVS.
duzinga - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Jim and Ewan

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Anna

felt hard for the grade
gb83 - 2nd - 04/Apr/08 with lee milburn

irrationall - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with gb83

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Sarah Rixham, Kieran Smith

chris murnin - Lead - 02/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Helen Odwell

Quite stiff for its grade with a steep start, the line we climbed was definately HS, although guide book was not clear. we climbed grooove to the right of the hanging rib, crossed this below the tombstone, then finished up LH side, Standing on the top of the tombstone to finish.
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Ed

EdShep - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Pilch

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with Rob

jugglingeek - 2nd β - 03/May/07 with Adrian

Severe in new Eastern Grit and I thought it felt tough for that grade! The start felt easier to chimney than to jam.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with James/Owen

dustynet - 31/Mar/07 with jules

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/06

tumbling wizard - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

Si dH - Solo O/S - 28/May/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/06 with solo

Jon Greengrass - 2006

HVD! Was this written up on 1st april by any chance...
rob wmc - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/05 with Pete

fizzy_elephant - Solo - Oct/05

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 30/May/05 with Colin & Ado

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Mar/05

Budge - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/04

Swirly - 2nd - 17/Apr/03 with Paddy

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 06/Jul/01

tlr - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Solo - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/99

steveb2006 - Solo - 07/Jul/98

craig d - 1997

craig h - Sep/89

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/89

BigHairyIan - Solo O/S - 19/Nov/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 06/Jun/88

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - Sep/82

babymoac - Solo - 13/Jul/80

uphillnow - 1980

RichardMc - Solo - 22/May/77

RichardMc - Lead - 1971

eroica64 - Lead - 10/May/69

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

Hidden - Solo - 30/Apr/67

mikej - Lead - 21/Nov/65 with Sue Bradney

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theocelano, David Wynne, jmcshopes

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