Rockfax Description
Start on the left and climb the 'coffin' crack to a chockstone, then move right and climb the wall (a bit bold) to a possible (sensible?) stance (4c). Climb to the roof then traverse round the arete rightwards to slopers and ashort finishing crack (4b ). © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1951

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Hidden 26/May Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 10/Mar Lead O/S

fairly awkward getting round the arete!

with Steph Hunter
amccann 10/Mar 2nd O/S
with Matt G
shaunhumphreys 10/Mar Lead dnf

did some weird combination of this and hearse arete by accident got totaly boxed as it was a warm up and had to rest/lower to the ledge then re did it still finishing through the roof

Sam McCarthy 10/Mar 2nd O/S

ended up going up the E1 finish of hearse arrete

pimpy 07/Mar Lead O/S
with Kirill
Kirill 07/Mar 2nd dog

Tight rope at the start.

Matt Groom ??/2015 -
JamieSparkes 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Tricky little mantelshelf, with bold climbing afterwards. the move round the arete seemed quite committing and suddenly steep! hard at VS.

with solo
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
hotfeet 05/May/14 Lead
with StuartP
jason smeeth 05/May/14 2nd
eduardo 03/May/14 AltLd rpt
deacondeacon 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice, varied climbing. Shuffling round the arÍte was pretty awkward though!

Lukem6 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jenny Monkey 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
jamie ward 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Split into 2 pitches - Led 1st pitch

with Steve Smith
davidalcock 27/Jul/13 Lead

One pitch. After excavating a cam placement at foot level on the first ledge, found myself calling Joe Brown a rude name when I reached the midway ledges. More like Vs 4b with a 4c move. Quite commiting. Enjoyed the squat shuffle rightwards, but found the pull out a bit spooky. Definitely a varied and interesting route.

max_chan 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very nice. Some tricky moves but lots of rests too.

with Andy Prichard
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
john lynch 07/Jun/13 Lead
with ed luke
davewsargent 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with pete bush
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr/13 2nd
with paul
gavinpeach 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Led in 1 pitch.

with Max Pendleton
Alex.M-M. 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
SGD 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Done in 2 pitches, I lead p1 - bloody hard getting past the chockstone then a bold bit (green) to the belay

Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
charley 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

In one pitch! Really nice route - it's a mini adventure. Great rock-over and mantle, bold slab, tricky move onto the arete then an awesome finish. Did the line as it shows in BMC, going directly up the arete from the ledge and not using the centre crack as it shows in Rockfax. Not sure which is the correct line? Oh and had to share the halfway ledge with a sheep...

with Clare, Steve Fletcher
chumleywarner 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
stuaart 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch.

with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave
treg 30/Jul/11 2nd

Ace climb. Bit of everything. Nice rockover onto the chockstone, bold slab, committing traverse and juggy finish.

with Rachel
Mike Tutt 09/Jun/11 Lead
Steven Andrews 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Really tough move at the top of the initial crack but great climbing with just enough gear from then on

with Ben, Rachel Berkowitz
geddicakes 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with James Restorick
Liam Ingram 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
tiga271 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy
ajc 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Trev Tatler
tomthecoolperson 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Jonathan Hall 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Rob Collett
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
chrisallan 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
nathanlee 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tradguy 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 30/May/10 2nd
John Pickles 25/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 22/May/10 Solo
Byronius Maximus 16/May/10 Lead O/S

Nicer than it looks from the ground.

with Paul Dewey
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
scrat 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf

AGGGHHHHHHH! small fall to be had, on last section and did not complete the official route, the finish looks like a ladder but full of slopers

Laurence Everitt 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Birdo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Phil1967 05/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan
lithos 04/Oct/09 Lead
with cookie
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Guy ?/May/09 2nd
jcurley 18/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
swmackey ?/Feb/09 Lead
paul birch ??/2009 -
Jeronimo 22/Nov/08 2nd dog

couldn't take out gear at the top, had to weight ropes. Too cold and getting dark so couldn't see much!

Graeme Hammond 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jay
Another James 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch

with Jamie T
victim of mathematics 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jim
btc 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with ian lovatt
timbanton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Stig 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
OffshoreAndy 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Kelvin
Pilch 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch, , useful cam in pocket on wall , top half is good fun and committing move after traverse under overhang.

with Ed
Sidekick 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Neil Adams 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andre & Adrian
Mattyk 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with John Marsham
John Lisle ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
baldcoder 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
LakesWinter 22/May/05 2nd
with Cake
Cake 22/May/05 Lead O/S
with Matt
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/04 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/04 AltLd O/S
mikej 18/May/04 AltLd
with Rick Naylor
PenJD 31/May/03 Lead O/S
John Southworth 25/May/03 Solo
with Vicky Munn
snowy owl ?/May/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Phil West 14/Sep/02 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch. Scary!

with Chris Tan
Hidden 13/Sep/02 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 11/Jun/02 AltLd
with Laurie Smith
Darragh ??/2002 -
with Hanna
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 26/Jul/99 2nd O/S
rlrs ??/1999 AltLd
Roget 13/Sep/98 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 30/Aug/98 AltLd

Lead pitch 1

with Jeremy (High Peak Group)
Ropeboy 05/Jul/98 Lead
Budge 02/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Hidden 08/Feb/98 AltLd O/S
goi.ashmore 08/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Jamie
RobSimmo 22/Oct/97 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

kato'sdad 22/Oct/97 AltLd
brady 06/Jul/97 Lead
with John Cameron
colin milton 18/May/96 AltLd
with eric milton
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 Lead
with Alan Nuttall
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 14/May/94 AltLd
with Rachel Nicolson
Rob Davies ?/May/93 AltLd
with Roy Lindsay, Mike Papworth
Hidden 16/May/92 Solo
nai ??/1992 Lead
with Roger Devy
Laramadness 13/Aug/90 Lead O/S
babymoac 26/May/90 Lead
with Graeme
Roget 18/Feb/90 2nd O/S
with jim
RichardMc 09/Apr/89 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Pete Pozman ?/Aug/88 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Gary Coggon 10/Apr/88 AltLd O/S

Bog? 1988 same day as Eye of Faith?

with Bog
steve prior ?/Jul/86 Lead
with Sam M
Hidden ??/1986 -
sadams 03/Nov/85 Lead
with Mark Bonham
Hidden 03/May/85 Solo
Nigel Bond 25/Jun/83 Lead
with Rodger Edenborough
tapley 07/Feb/82 -
with Chris Seymour
Rob Davies ?/Feb/81 Lead
with Tony Welsh
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 21/Apr/79 Lead
Hidden 03/May/77 AltLd
RichardMc 06/Jul/75 Lead
with Ken Salter, Betty Seifert
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Various
Dave Musgrove 21/Jul/68 -
mikej 04/Mar/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
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