Gardom's Unconquerable** VS 4c

Rockfax Description
The imposing corner-crack can be laybacked or thrutched, although hidden holds (and big cams) help. At the top, exit right up the wall. Hard work and high in the grade. The wall under the slanting groove up and left gives an extension at E2 5c. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown 1950

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

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Too fat and not strong enough. Fell off after left foot skidded off lichen trying to get past the beginning layback crack. Almost made it.
Phil Layton - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/15 with Phil Laxton

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/15

BnB - 05/Jun/15

Great route. Got a friend 4 then a friend 2.5 in the back of the wide crack so decided to go for it. Finished up the steep wall 1/2 way along the ledge, which provided an exciting finish when I carelessly kicked out the no. 2 nut moving up.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 27/May/15 with Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 27/May/15 with Chris Murray

TobyA - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Anni

Nice flowing moves. No gear until first horizontal break as didnt have big cam, retrieved a big stuck one for previous pair. Finished up jugs on steep wall half way along the ledge.
MTL - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Steve Marsh

As my friend Toby said, 'beefy' moves. Keep the eyes at the back of your head open. Both cruxy laybacks can be helped with bridgy drop-knees using nice ledges.
AnniH - 2nd β - 16/May/15 with Toby

Sam McCarthy - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Contemplated finishing up the wall but in the end decided against it and scrambled off to the right via Stepped Crack (Diff)
Kirill - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Will Grayson, Pete Atkinson

pimpy - 2nd - 07/Mar/15 with Kirill

Hidden - 2015

Very green, made for some nervous smearing
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Cragtyke

Fairly green
cragtyke - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Ross

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Julian L

Foot slipped off the start. Twice ! Not 4c.
Jules Lane - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/14 with Mynydd James

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Mr. K

ClareSenny - 2nd dog - 05/May/14 with Andrew Edwards

GLO - Lead β - 04/May/14 with Keith P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

fell before the break, foot slipped on the green. Lead clean after.
Lazytraveller - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Mike cheque, Chloe Mead, Cherrelle, Tom Luff

AshBash - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead G/U - 13/Apr/14

beta being someone else's gear
hipyhop - Lead β - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Rob Middleton

beneole - Lead O/S - Dec/13

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Jamie Vince, Richard Apthorp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with John_PCC

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/13

john_ni - 2nd - 11/Jun/13 with Richard Williams (PCC)

DeanD - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13

jimbonfire - 26/May/13

Col Kingshott - 2nd - 26/May/13

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 16/Apr/13 with Marti999

Joe Brown route, says it all really.
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

gavinpeach - 2nd dog - 02/Mar/13 with Max Pendleton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13

Slipped on the slime but made it in the end, No sign of them hidden holds. Good Lead from the Gas Man.
sting - TR dog - 23/Feb/13 with kwaidy

Gudge - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Andrew Deacon

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - Sep/12

TimKnight - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Richard Howard

Fragmod - 2nd - 23/May/12

Morwood - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

HB1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with KB

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Mar/12

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Neil Elmore

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Oct/11

Finished up the steep wall, not the Diff.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11

A sandbag at VS. Steve took a total of 3 falls, including a 10 footer. He did well to get up it.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Steve Grove

Quite tough exiting the groove
jkarran - Lead - 19/Jun/11 with Simon

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Ben, Rachel Berkowitz

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with James Restorick

Done as two pitches, I led both. Decided against the E1 variation. Not too green.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Rose Tupling and Sebastian Schwabl

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Clement

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

shafiq lalloo - 15/Apr/11 with szelest

lozowen - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

cem - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Jan/11

GuyM - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/10

madasten - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Rich

high before getting in first piece of gear. gymnastic climb, very good! shame you have to finish on a vdiff
payeo20 - Lead - 29/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10

Tala M - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/10

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Jamie

nice, hard for vs but nice climbing. finished direct up steep jugs above the ledge
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Nick, Claire Holland

squidgebob - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Nick, jamie

Nails. Even the unusually warm day didn't justify the sweat poring from my brow, that damped the t-shirt on my back, and, more crucially, greased the skin of my fingers and palms. Trying to move from the midway respite, the idea I'd bitten off more than I could chew was difficult to ignore. Finally summoning the courage to advance, kicking loose my no 11 offset in inadvertent homage to Brown, the feint of boldness paid off, strong pulls on the corner crack and smears against the smooth lichen covered wall, purchased a grasp on the final set of horizontal cracks, an almost half decent smear for the right foot. Well above the last runner now, more desperate pulls, a foot on the ledge on the right, then panting hard, refuge is found at last. Dripping, between gasps, Kris learns of my relief. Nails.
Ander - Lead - 04/Jun/10 with World Class 'Articulate' player

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/10

petegruf - Lead - 22/May/10 with brad j

colkurtz - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Robb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Budge - 2nd O/S - 13/May/10 with Graham Collins

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10 with john and chris

Quite exciting! Couldnt protect bottom section but got a smaller cam up in the crack which gave me confidence but fell out just as I reached the rest. The wall was green and rubbish for smearing. Think this could be my 3rd and a half Joe Brown route (only did bottom half of Valkyrie Direct)
manwithacam - Lead - 02/May/10 with Sarah

pabbage - 17/Apr/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with neil mackie

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/10

nickcanute - 2010

lithos - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with cookie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Sep/09

Absolutely brilliant, and well tough for VS.
catt - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Steve M

Very enjoyable and hard work.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Gethin

Guy - 2nd - May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

davidwright - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Sam

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 21/Apr/09 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Andy Winter

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Nigel

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with ollie keeler

Another James - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with Jamie T

An excellent route, big cam useful for first moves. final wall is fun too
Pilch - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Graham

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Jon Box

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 06/Oct/07 with Jon_nz

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 06/Oct/07 with NCC Kelvin

rayash - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with fenclimb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07

jonka - Lead - Aug/07 with duz n sean

Never mind Layback Crack, this is how laybacking should feel!
kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Alastair H

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/07

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

can't remomber why I marked this as TR
baldcoder - TR - 19/Sep/06

BazVee - 2nd - 12/Aug/06 with David & Martin

John Lisle - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Nicos - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/05 with danny carden

samwelli - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Reuben Brown, Clare Dunkley and Gemma Heaton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/04

bigphil - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04 with Nick

mikej - 2nd - 27/May/04 with Rick Naylor

Ropeboy - Solo - 21/Sep/03

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 13/Jul/03 with Nige Shaw

lithos - Lead - 29/Jun/03 with Andy Birtwistle

Hidden - Solo rpt - 20/Apr/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - Sep/00

Rich Malcolm - 2nd O/S - 21/May/00 with Matt Brennan

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/98

nickdonohue - Lead - 26/Jul/98 with Chris ?, Richard Jasicki, Kim Clark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/98

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Feb/98

Budge - Lead O/S - Aug/97 with Adrian Fox

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/95

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 13/Aug/95 with Mick --, John Cutcliffe, Katrina

colin milton - Lead - 04/May/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/94

Laramadness - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/92

Andy Say - Solo - 01/Jun/91

Laramadness - 2nd β - 10/Apr/91

Tony Buckley - Jun/90 with Robert Clark

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/89

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - Aug/88 with John Byrne

Hammy - Lead - 10/Jun/88 with Colin Struthers

babymoac - Lead - 29/May/88 with MTW

J R R Hartley - Lead O/S - May/87 with Dez Barnett

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/87

shark - 2nd O/S - 11/May/84 with Phill Dickens

mark-abz - TR - 15/Aug/83

tapley - 2nd - 07/Nov/82 with Chris Seymour

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Jul/79 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/77

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/77

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Jul/75 with Ken Salter

Dave Musgrove - 05/May/68 with Dennis Gray

mikej - Lead - 04/Mar/67 with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner

mikej - 2nd - 09/Oct/66 with Keith Gregson

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