Rockfax Description
A spectacular outing. Begin under the beak and climb onto a green ledge on the left with difficulty (crux?). Climb up and then trend right crossing the overhang on generally good holds. Thrilling and photogenic but manages to feel slightly artificial. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Biven (1 peg) 1956

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Hidden 10/Oct Lead O/S
Eddie Shelbourne 10/Oct 2nd
with cheque
amccann 04/Jun Solo O/S
bigdrew 30/May Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd O/S
stemill 24/Aug/14 2nd
with Mike Buddle
KamilJ 12/Aug/14 2nd RP
dannyboy83 11/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kamil, Lena
lena.drapella 11/Aug/14 2nd O/S
James Oswald 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Weird mantle move then a pumpy upper roof. Quite cool.

with John Bramwell
pie_eater_pete 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 08/Mar/14 Lead

A bit green and damp

with Andrew Deckon
dr_botnik 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
john lynch 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with ed luke
Thinker01 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 28/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
deacondeacon 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Sticking to the underside of the overhang felt Solid E1 but feels pretty artificial. Bottom half of the route was very green and a little slimy which proved to be the crux.

the power 05/Mar/13 2nd dog
with deacon, rob
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Alex.M-M. 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 08/Sep/12 Lead RP

Stupidly tried to follow topo exactly going slightly left first go, ended up in a sweaty sloper nightmare. Second go went slightly right, holds were better.

andybirtwistle 03/Sep/12 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
rich_hw 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
MartinWilliams87 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
harold walmsley 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Colin Struthers
gregoritos 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Mar/12 2nd
al123 22/Aug/11 Lead

slipped off the lower mantle as i slapped for a green, gritty sloper. got it next go, great route. really nice moves coming over the overhang. lovely.

Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Tough lower move and intresting top, but a bit unbalanced to be a classic.

Hidden 13/Jun/11 2nd dog
LakesWinter 20/May/11 Lead O/S

Good but not as good as it looks

with Cake
Cake 20/May/11 -
with Matt
geddicakes 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with James Restorick
M_W_Court 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 17/Oct/10 2nd

Pretty tough move onto that ledge. Took some gurning.

with Rob Collett
Hidden 05/Oct/10 Lead
payeo20 29/Aug/10 2nd

nice. high heel at the start and rock over, more balancy middle, overhanging top bit with mostly nice holds

simeclimb68 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with phillip yeomans
Nick1812P 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
JamieSparkes 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

green low down but key holds clean. final moves hard, get across under right side of nose to finish is key

Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
colkurtz 22/May/10 2nd
with Robb
Graeme Hammond 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
nickcanute ??/2010 -
marcoleptic ??/2010 2nd
with Tommo, Ben
Birdo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo ?/May/09 -
Martin Haworth 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Jeronimo 22/Nov/08 Lead dog

way too cold! First bits crap, only the upper exposed bit is worthwhile. Pumped out and fell on 2 cams that held. Lowered down to the ledge, then had another go. Pumpy upper section, all the holds are shelves but your feet are in front of you and don't take much weight.

Graeme Hammond 22/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with Jay
timbanton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 18/Oct/07 Lead dnf
Neil Adams 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andre & Adrian
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead
Adam Moroz ??/2007 Lead
Speeddemonsi ??/2007 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 20/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Mark Riley 29/Apr/06 2nd
Boy ??/2006 -
Nicos 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 24/Apr/05 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/05 2nd

Fell off on first moves, annoying cos I'd seconded the route before

Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
Brown 09/Oct/04 2nd
Nigel Coe 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Mike Harris
Hidden 17/Aug/02 Lead O/S
cem 23/Jun/02 Lead O/S

But sneaked off to the right at top

Hidden 20/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/02 2nd
martroberts 15/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/99 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/99 2nd
with Bill G
Hidden 16/Aug/98 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 26/Jul/98 Lead

nice; varied & hard / bold moves throughout

with Chris ?, Richard Jasicki, Kim Clark
Hidden 20/Jul/97 2nd
tlr 13/May/97 Lead
with Pete D
Hidden 09/Jun/96 TR
Roget 14/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Hidden 16/May/92 2nd
charlesmfrench 15/Aug/91 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/91 Lead
tapley 22/Apr/90 -
Hidden 26/May/89 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 -
Hidden 13/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/85 2nd
Dave Musgrove 15/Jun/85 AltLd
shark 11/May/84 Lead dnf

Given HVS then

with Phill Dickens
Mark Kemball 19/Aug/79 Lead
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