Rockfax Description
The fine stepped-groove in the north face of the buttress leads to a short crack and mini-summit. Polished and popular but still a very good tick with excellent protection. © Rockfax

FA. Frank Elliott 1930

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, World Graded List, 50 of the Best.

Hidden 22/Oct Lead
John Brayshaw 10/Oct 2nd
with Dan
Janice 26/Sep 2nd
alaster tonge 20/Sep Solo O/S
Sophie Nunn 19/Sep 2nd O/S
with Rob, Mel B
fuzzysheep01 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Noemie Ajenjo
samdickensuk 16/Aug 2nd O/S
pawel suhy 08/Aug Lead O/S
with John Hillman PCC
ipblake 18/Jul Lead O/S

No pushover, awkward move onto middle ledge, good though

with simo
derekwwl 11/Jul 2nd O/S
Edwin Han 11/Jul Lead O/S
Gerlach 09/Jul Lead
SuperstarDJ 09/Jul 2nd rpt

Good lead from Anna. Still a cracking route.

with Katie Szkornik, Rachel Partington, Anna Dobrowloska
KatieSzkornik 07/Jul TR
with Rachel Partington, David Millington, Anna Dobrowolska
Simoisfab 18/Jun 2nd O/S
with Blakey
tom bre 09/Jun 2nd O/S


with Paul, Lizzie
Hidden 08/Jun Lead
albarnett93 07/Jun Lead O/S
with George Combe
Chris Sansum 07/Jun Solo O/S
phildawson 07/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun 2nd
Paul Baxter 06/Jun Lead O/S

Tricky in places for the grade.

BnB 05/Jun -
dom94 04/Jun Solo O/S
amccann 04/Jun Solo O/S
jonhowson 04/Jun 2nd O/S
with Will, Chris
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 27/May 2nd

Lovely little route.

DanChad 27/May Lead O/S

Really fun laybacking and jamming.

Stig 26/May 2nd O/S
with Pete and John
Hidden 26/May 2nd rpt
georgenvk 17/May Solo rpt
eburki1 17/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May Solo
AnniH 16/May Lead O/S

Fun! Top is the crux for small hands. Could not get proper jams in anymore so had to change to a laybacky 'hold-on-for-your-dear-life' -style. Very good gear.

with Loz
Lukem6 16/May 2nd rpt

at night with no light

with tom perry, DANNY KRALL
Jack Whiteley 13/May Lead O/S
with Sarah
ssnow157 13/May 2nd
with Jack
JHiley 07/May 2nd
with PCC
Hidden 02/May Lead O/S
eburki1 01/May Lead O/S
jamiev 18/Apr Lead O/S
with Callum Veitch
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr Lead
Hidden 10/Apr Lead
David_Gledson 08/Apr Solo O/S
Shannyb 20/Mar 2nd O/S

Can't believe this was a HVD ! Thought it was hard..wouldn't have fancied it on the lead

Jackwd 20/Mar Lead rpt

Quick run up before the pub!

Matt Harmon 10/Mar Solo O/S
DBoothroyd 07/Mar Lead rpt

Awkward, really not a very good route.

with Megan, Joe Mortimer
Hidden ??/2015 -
adie84 ??/2015 -
quickdrawmcraw 02/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
GuyVG 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S

pitch 11 of the North Ridge of Piz Badile

with barrows
JessWilliams 26/Oct/14 Lead
oddtoast 12/Oct/14 Lead

Abandoned top crack as getting dark whilst I struggled - is that def part of the route? Felt a bit harsh for hvd...

with Gav
Deezel65 27/Sep/14 Solo O/S
cragtyke 27/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
royle883 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nice,awkward top crack, hard to find a decent anchor on top of the block

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
wyzfen 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
stratandrew 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Dave Wylie
MatthewH 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Ben
JennieSkeoch 04/Sep/14 Lead
with Oliver
WhipperSnapper 04/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
planetmarshall 29/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Mike Soulby 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
magik_bob 26/Jul/14 Lead
Vanessa Simmons 23/Jul/14 2nd
with Pete
stevelismore 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Not sure if the climb is meant to include the top section to the block. But did that and fingers slipped on wet rock so popped off and skinned shin down crack before landing on ledge. Ouch!

with John PCC
john_ni 13/Jul/14 2nd
Asleep in the backs 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Wayne S 26/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead
OllyT 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ht543 05/Jun/14 2nd
with Olly
rohai545 04/Jun/14 AltLd

Plus Steve

with Chris Cope
Aline 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Very nice climb, lots of different technical bits to play on, very good gear. Lovely! Would recommend for beginners. Belay on top can be tricky if several people are climbing on the buttress.

with Pete
alisonlea75 05/May/14 2nd

failed the layback crack at the top, took the easy climb up

with Stu
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead
ClareSenny 05/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo O/S
55pete55 05/May/14 Lead
jason smeeth 05/May/14 2nd
with StuartP
Hidden 03/May/14 Solo O/S
Charles Kinniburgh 22/Apr/14 Lead
with Pat
MarkRoe 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
chrissyboy 05/Apr/14 Lead β

Nice couple of fist jams at the top.

with Gary Smith
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
dr_botnik 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Conrad
Hidden 17/Mar/14 Lead
jrccrosby 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Elsie
martinbettridge06 ?/Mar/14 2nd
david harvey ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with martin
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead
Lukem6 19/Dec/13 2nd rpt
with sam d
sgl0jd 17/Nov/13 -

Lovely solo

Hidden 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 04/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead
Andy Moles 26/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
jamie ward 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Split into 2 pitches - climbed with sacks on

with Steve Smith
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Andysomething 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Keeps going all the way!

with Bruce Perry, Norman Bennett
cdpuk 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Mmm layback goodness.

with Richard Barnes, Lucy Evans
KLucy 26/Aug/13 Lead
rohai545 22/Aug/13 Lead
with Chris Jones
Bex_M 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Katie
Chalky Cat 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Chris, Dom
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Dave's lead. As classic as ever, unaccountably demoted to 2* in the latest BMC guide!

with Dave D, Carmen
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
EddieA 21/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Nice re-introduction to Peak Grit after a 10 year break.

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead
mikealexpayne 16/Jul/13 2nd
DaveInPortwood 16/Jul/13 -
James Oakes 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Legs 14/Jul/13 Lead
JenEvans 13/Jul/13 Lead
with chris saywell
rohai545 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Helen
ht543 05/Jul/13 Lead
with Krish
rohai545 02/Jul/13 2nd
with Ross Morton
Hidden 02/Jul/13 Lead O/S
rich_hw 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nikki
hazeysunshine 09/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Joan, Claire
ayuplass 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Joan, hazel
Tala M 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
mapperley samurai 08/Jun/13 2nd

Glad I didn't solo it as was planning to. A good ending for the grade.

with Ben Moss
davewsargent 05/Jun/13 2nd
with pete bush
MikeDowsett 05/Jun/13 Lead
TonyF 05/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
thomb 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Jess
valentinesbabe 22/May/13 2nd O/S

Kev's lead. Nice route, plenty of gear and nice moves.

Tithe Technique 22/May/13 Lead O/S
charley 22/May/13 Lead rpt
with Ange
Hidden 12/May/13 2nd
ClimbMad 12/May/13 2nd dog
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 07/May/13 2nd O/S

Great warm-up climb. I remember doing it before sometime.

Reds 06/May/13 2nd rpt
althesin 06/May/13 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 06/May/13 2nd dog

One slip on the top lay back crack not getting my feet together as i started and i dropped 8" back onto9 the top ledge

giuly 06/May/13 Lead
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
john max 30/Apr/13 Lead
with Bob Brown
Hidden 24/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/13 2nd
ju59 24/Apr/13 2nd
with Hugh
Hidden 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S
jwa 22/Apr/13 Lead
with Peter Hill
Jimbo C 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Good value at the grade and a decent length.

Babika 20/Apr/13 Lead

First hand jam slipped out and I nearly decked it! Great route.

with Bill Thurston
cem 13/Apr/13 Solo rpt
herrettscott 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
DBoothroyd 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Chris Marsden
stevetheleg 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
C May ?/Apr/13 Lead
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ?/Apr/13 2nd
with C May
Lukem6 11/Mar/13 Lead rpt
DannyKrall 11/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Solo O/S
sting 23/Feb/13 AltLd

Soloed until the crack where a rope was aquired.

with kwaidy
Jenny Monkey 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

tricky start, but lots of fun, need to go back and do the more difficult finish...

Lukem6 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
jessyb ??/2013 -
Jackwd ??/2013 2nd O/S
with Scott
hazeysunshine 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Val P
teamrob 20/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Chris
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
kcollender 20/Oct/12 Lead
Mike Bayley 14/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Lee Attwater & Neil Armstrong
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead
Charley Carpenter ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 2nd
gGor 24/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Phil Wallam
JonBray 15/Sep/12 2nd β
with Charlie
AndyPagett 09/Sep/12 2nd β
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Dan Geh 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
climbingrev 03/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Great as a second too. Steep middle bit felt steeper than I remembered.

Jake Young 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
franhammond92 02/Sep/12 Lead
JHiley 02/Sep/12 2nd
Nevil ?/Sep/12 2nd
with Mike
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Lead
Mike Bayley 12/Aug/12 2nd
with John Sellars
Ceridwen 07/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jonathon Clark
JacobSwift 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Was very wet on the final hand jamming crack. Good first lead on a gritstone route.

with Reuben Swift
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mheyes101 28/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead
Dafydd Llywelyn 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S
cookacat 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with jamie s, Dafydd
JamieSparkes 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S


with alex minshall, Dafydd Llywelyn
Hidden 29/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead
birthers 27/May/12 Lead O/S
caroline256 27/May/12 2nd
with Tom B
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 23/May/12 2nd
David Kay 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Emily
Lukem6 22/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dale, Diane Blything
JEP 22/May/12 Lead
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead
Hidden 18/May/12 Lead
Hidden 17/May/12 2nd O/S
chrisbussell 15/May/12 Solo
sopaz 12/May/12 Lead
A Crawford 07/May/12 Lead
JohnO'D 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Hazel Stevens
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Denise Chandler
disturbed_one51 08/Apr/12 Solo
JJB 08/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd rpt
MikeB1 ?/Apr/12 Lead

good handjams for top crack

Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead
nogoodgrice 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Greencaubeen
Alessandro Tentori ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Paolo Fubini
Hidden 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S
tinyali 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S
scott.hill 07/Jan/12 2nd
with Alisa
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 TR
Hidden 13/Nov/11 -
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
ElvisLeg 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
speedymccreedy 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
danoflynn 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
GermanAlex 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Robby
Emma-Louise Anderson 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Suprisingly good.

mike_hough_uk 02/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt
chri55ie 02/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/11 TR
charley 24/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Mark Salter 09/Sep/11 2nd
Adderbury Climber 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with alex
Hidden 23/Aug/11 TR dog
tompilgrem 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Bob/Tom
helios 18/Aug/11 Lead

Contact lense dropped out 1/2 way up!

with Katy Coutts
katyc 18/Aug/11 2nd
stuaart 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Neil led.

with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave
bushmanray ?/Aug/11 TR β
Eddie Shelbourne 31/Jul/11 Lead

Very nice, everything you want fron grit under one climb! It even has a mini summit!

Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
sam coward 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
RalphC 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Caroline
bigdan050 28/Jul/11 Solo

easy solo ,be a good first lead

with ash green, Tosh
pog100 23/Jul/11 Lead
with Cath Walton
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead rpt
climbingrev 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Amazing. Must be one of the best grit VDiffs in existence. A layback, a wall, a groove, a little chimney and even a jamming crack - all in 18m - and all perfectly protectable! Not bad - better name would be VFM Crack!

Becky E 10/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Marilyn
Gary A S 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hugh
jumpingjimminy 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ellie
daviesp2 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Tom
freemanTom 02/Jul/11 2nd

Perhaps my favourite vdiff on Grit.

with Paul Davies
teamrob 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Amazing climb, really good fun.

with Dan
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
wahniel 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

barefoot. works lovely on this. nicest easy route i ve done in ages

with Robin Hoffmann
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Adam1973 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Ann S 25/Jun/11 2nd

Done after rain-slippy and green.

with Adam
daharro1 21/Jun/11 TR O/S
daharro 21/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jonathan
JEP 01/Jun/11 Solo
Brannock 01/Jun/11 Solo rpt

Also seconded stu coxon, more of a thrutching match than i remember.

ernie27uk 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
georgenvk 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Ewano 25/May/11 Solo O/S
mrmattwright 22/May/11 Lead O/S

Started pissing down in a gale on the crux. Had to downclimb and regather. Saving the best moves till last?

with Adrian Fletcher
Raggar 16/May/11 Lead
with Stefan S, Jon B
Hidden 15/May/11 2nd
Steven Andrews 15/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ben, Rachel Berkowitz
fatbuoybazza 14/May/11 2nd rpt
CGlennie 01/May/11 Lead rpt
with Andy Townsend
Adrian Daniels 01/May/11 2nd
with John Parrott
geddicakes 30/Apr/11 Solo
with James Restorick
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Solo O/S
embob 24/Apr/11 2nd

Great contrasting route. Top out was a bit of a battle!

with Alex
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
Roberttaylor 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 16/Apr/11 Solo O/S
jon22 16/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 12/Apr/11 2nd
Norman_P_W 12/Apr/11 Lead
with Bob M
AndyPagett 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Rich Saunders, Adam Mitchell
ilarge 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Andrew Barker 31/Mar/11 Solo O/S
metal arms 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
luckywally 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
Brannock 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
john lynch 06/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Neil Elmore
Hidden 27/Jan/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 27/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
ash longreach ??/2011 Solo
jessyb ??/2011 Lead

Great. Was nervous as new to leading but great gear. Just when you think it's all over there's a bit more!

with Penny
madguernseyboy 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
martin one 31/Oct/10 Lead
with lucy and brendon
Wildstyle 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Rob Collett
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
barney@helmshore 25/Sep/10 2nd
with simon
Ollie B 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Steve J P 05/Sep/10 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 05/Sep/10 2nd
with sp
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
matthomas79 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tala Murdock
Tala M 22/Aug/10 2nd
Peakology 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Dom
andrea83 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Good route

with Saffra
Peakology 11/Aug/10 2nd

Best VD in ages, didnt do the top.

with John S, alan
ajc 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
ayuplass 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with miles
Conor1 24/Jul/10 2nd β

Very good, satisfying moves and steep territory for the grade.

with Oliver
oliccm 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Climbed with Conor (Conor1)

with Conor
Sylvi 11/Jul/10 Lead
with Roger
Sankey 09/Jul/10 2nd
with Andy E
Sankey 09/Jul/10 2nd
with Andy E
mjeffery 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Scott McRae 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 04/Jul/10 2nd rpt
sims 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Bit thrutchy

with Jonno
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
AlexxelA ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

First ever lead :-)

with Alex Williams
CharlieC 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd
George Ormerod 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Old Roger
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with David PCC
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
zappa 31/May/10 2nd O/S
emmafromSB 31/May/10 Lead
with zappa
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
hazeysunshine 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
tradguy 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 30/May/10 Lead
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
Danny Crump 23/May/10 Lead O/S
LiL Saz 23/May/10 2nd
Rhythm24 23/May/10 2nd β
with Hannah
hannah burkitt 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Simon
Oceanic 22/May/10 -
riddle 22/May/10 Solo
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
howhard 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/May/10 Solo rpt
Tom Last 16/May/10 Lead O/S

Excellent route.

with Caroline
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead
Blisco 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Missed out final jamming crack due to congestion on the summit.

danleyden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Robin Cao
jshields 12/May/10 Solo

Also soloed many times in the past.

Hidden 02/May/10 Lead
manwithacam 02/May/10 2nd
with Sarah
Joe Noake 02/May/10 2nd dog

soloed the first half and then tied into the rope, good job as fell off the top section trying to layback and missed some of the footholds, jammed it and it went fine

with Titch
Ed Throp 02/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
fionaholt ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with RuthC
RuthC ?/May/10 2nd
James Chandler 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
adam clarke 24/Apr/10 2nd
with James Hulme
thekendo 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with adam husein
jasonpm 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with James
max_chan 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lou
Monkey_Alan 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Cat Tabbner, Max Streeton
migs493 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with LO
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 14/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
stefie c 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with James Maddison
nickcanute ??/2010 -
buxtoncoffeelover ??/2010 Lead
rg1976 21/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/09 Lead O/S
davidwright 21/Nov/09 Lead rpt


Hidden 21/Nov/09 2nd
WendyT 26/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
Hidden 25/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
staceyjg 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

thrashed around like a dying fish for the final mantel much to the amusement of Barra and Ewan

Neil Pacey 11/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Tanya Savage 11/Oct/09 Lead

Lovely line, not a path, very good

Sam1991 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Malc and Mary-Eve
lithos 04/Oct/09 Solo
Simon Caldwell 04/Oct/09 Solo rpt
SteWatkins ?/Oct/09 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S
simon mitchie 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Philsy 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Nick P
Richard Hill 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Max
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
bobbarnes00 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Richard Roberts
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Alkis 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with alkis
Jamesb55 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Barry D 16/Aug/09 2nd
with Trish
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Mutl3y 08/Aug/09 2nd
with Clog
Clog 08/Aug/09 Lead
with Mutl3y
doogstrue 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with phil & andy
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Sam1991 25/Jun/09 2nd

Very nice route, was uber-midgy at the bottom so ran up it to escape, lol. Good lead for andy though

with Andy J
bigdrew 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Karlos 11/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Fisher
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
JWB 30/May/09 2nd
with Martin Harrell
Hidden 30/May/09 2nd
GPN 24/May/09 Solo O/S
Milne 24/May/09 Lead O/S
john.gaffney 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Ok climb but not sure it is worth 3 stars, 2 stars for me.

with torialou
torialou 24/May/09 2nd
with John
Hidden 23/May/09 -
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
davidwright 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Sam
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
Jon Dittman 22/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Merlin 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sally Jones
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
AsleepOnBelay 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah Davis
Mark Collins 05/Apr/09 Solo O/S
RichardMc 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Mary Sealey, Tony Williams
markytaylor 27/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with andy
tradguy 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Munday
Alfredo 17/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
paul birch ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
stephenhartley ??/2009 Lead O/S
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2009 Lead
with John Harrison
Creep_pea 26/Dec/08 Solo β
with Olly, Nick
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Zoomer 19/Oct/08 2nd
Jules 210681 19/Oct/08 Lead
Dinger 20/Sep/08 Lead dog

An eventful warm-up. Fell onto the maasive ledge while laybacking the top crack, last runner lower than half height (having not bothered with full rack; hexes and cams). A lucky wake-up call.

with Pete and Kat
Hidden 14/Sep/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd rpt
tskelhon 27/Aug/08 Solo
SuperstarDJ 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Nice route and a game of two halves. Strenuous start then nice meaty moves to get to the top of the groove then a slightly fluttery mantle onto the ledge. A nice thrutch up the crack with holds appearing just when you really need them follows. The crack is harder to climb than it looks from the ground, when you'll wonder why the leader is making such a meal of it :-)

mungo 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Stonking route!! Once over the first comitting move fantastic laybacking awaits (for those that can do it) if not, like me, fight your way to the mid way belly flop, and then prepare for a thrutchfest from there.. Topped out and and basked in the sun for 2 minutes whilst regaining composure.. Best route yet !!!

tanssop 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S

The best and most confidence inspiring gear on any route I've climbed. A good mix of climbing styles maintains interest. Top section a bit strenuous, would give it 4a.

with Phil Lucas
Skell 27/Jul/08 Solo O/S
mintcake 24/Jul/08 Lead
with John Kelly
stuckonarock 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew
mark20 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
tiga271 13/Jul/08 Lead
with mark20
Hidden 27/Jun/08 2nd O/S
donkster 25/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Kirill 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Paul Bolton, Lara
Hidden 22/Jun/08 2nd
Twisty 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S

cool- again- solo next?

with Luke Evans & Andy Winters
Hidden 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
bob3141 14/Jun/08 Solo

Decided to have a go at this since the bottom part was so seducing. Didn't realise there was ensuing thrutchiness!

Grimbough 14/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/08 Lead rpt
snowy owl 26/May/08 2nd
with Rosie Fuller
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead
Hidden 25/May/08 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 24/May/08 2nd rpt
wwykeham 18/May/08 2nd O/S

Lovely little route, but not exactly challenging.

paul_d 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Creep_pea 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 23/Apr/08 Solo
BazVee 13/Apr/08 2nd
with Tingers
angleseykayaker 20/Mar/08 Solo
with Emma Griffiths
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
timbanton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 Solo
with Rob Middleton
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
chrisallan ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd
MeMeMe 07/Oct/07 Solo
J1PEF ?/Oct/07 Lead
FrankW 23/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Giles H
russonly 22/Sep/07 2nd
with JonH
erica 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Bun
John Brayshaw 16/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Chris
MD 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Misha
chris skipton 16/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Tricky for a HVD I thought but not ridiculous. Flew up the initial section and ran it out abit (oops) but was feeling good so no need to mess about! Bottom section has some very nice laybacking on! From then on it would be a perfect place to teach people to jam gently! 10's of bomber jams all the way up once the first ledge has been met, and even more on the top section after the second ledge! Brother laybacked it ALL. Dad and Matt both had a dabble with the jamming and all managed very easily. Size 11 hex (Matts new toy) came in very useful for the belay as there is only a big crack to belay off and the whole summit if you have a big sling! Recommended, 3 stars for sure.

with Dad, Neil, Matt
pog100 01/Sep/07 2nd
matthewjames 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Al Davidson 25/Aug/07 2nd O/S

quite physical for a HVD - I'd give it two stars

with Lisa Woo
barrylong 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Good climb. Everything seems to involve laybacking at the moment! Couple of awkward moves.

with Kathryn
Cactus-smollet 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Howard J 07/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Margaret Bowyer
ioboy 06/Aug/07 Lead
Tony Little 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Claire
Sidekick 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Pilch 03/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ed
capuchinster 03/Jun/07 2nd

Really nice climb, well worth its three stars. Perhaps a bit challenging for a first climb after a full day the previous day...

with Russ
EdShep 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pilch
Jay1403 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Colin Matheson
Colin Matheson 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Jason UKC
Mtnexploits 02/Jun/07 2nd
with Stu Bertram
TobyA 02/May/07 Solo rpt

So good I did it twice.

steve.aisthorpe ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with myles plant
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
malc 28/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Paul S
Hidden 20/Apr/07 2nd rpt
howlingbaboon 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ruthy, Rob, Mark, Maggie
climbingpixie 08/Apr/07 Solo

Brilliant. Just tricky enough to keep you thinking but all the holds are there and it doesn't seem to matter that it's a bit green.

Different Steve 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Pete Krug & Louise Farr
peter myers ?/Apr/07 2nd
with Rebecca Coles
Howard J 11/Mar/07 2nd rpt
with Graham Harris
Tobias at Home 28/Jan/07 Solo rpt
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Gustav ??/2007 Lead O/S
with David KISC
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 18/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Ron ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Scott, Jeff, Pete
Hidden 31/Aug/06 2nd
BazVee 12/Aug/06 Lead
with David & Martin
Phil1967 18/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Dan
Alfredo ?/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/06 Lead rpt
david morse 12/Jun/06 Solo
Howard J 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
thomasholyoak ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with DS
gibbo38 28/May/06 Lead
with martin
tobydunford 11/May/06 Solo O/S
FrankW 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 24/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Ronnie Concave ?/Apr/06 Lead

Last section can be difficult for the short as Ms. Borglewood will testify.

with M.Borglewood
peter myers ?/Apr/06 Lead
with David Leicester
John Lisle ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
mr bounce ??/2006 -
Ram MkiV 18/Dec/05 Solo dnf

got trainer stuck - top rope rescue

with Alex Mason
Alex Mason 18/Dec/05 Solo

in greeen wellingtons. again soloed it then pansy ramsden had a rope thrown too him. what was he playing at! then he went and babbed his pants on waterloo sunset

Hidden 17/Dec/05 Lead
mel holmes 17/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Nancy Maitland
Chris Davids 21/Aug/05 2nd rpt
with Bethan
Matt Bill Platypus 07/Aug/05 2nd
with Dave, Stu & Rachel
baldcoder 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
victim of mathematics 14/May/05 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 14/May/05 2nd
Caralynh 01/May/05 Lead

I remember this was the first thing I led where I actually felt I was climbing :)

Hidden 01/May/05 2nd
Hidden 18/Mar/05 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/05 Lead
alicia ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S

my first night-time lead!

with Jamie
Wayne S ??/2005 -
Brown 09/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/04 Lead
Nicos 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
with mark richardson
krikoman 05/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hedley ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Alex Bowyer
Whealiebob 06/Jun/04 Solo
with Chris
Hidden 29/May/04 Lead
barney@helmshore 15/May/04 Lead
with mark b, mike w
Si dH ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Stuart Fox
cem 05/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 03/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with Carmen
rob wmc 12/Jul/03 2nd rpt
with Pete
Mike Lee 09/Jul/03 Lead
with Liz, Steve Donna
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Solo
Chris Davids ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S
rob wmc 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Pete & Jamie
Hidden 06/Jun/03 Lead
PenJD 31/May/03 Lead O/S
roverhead 04/May/03 Lead
Hidden 04/May/03 Lead rpt
Apharri ?/May/03 Lead
with Dave Wharton
SteveM 13/Apr/03 Lead
with Tobs
angleseykayaker 10/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Paul Griffiths
Nigel Coe 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Mike Harris
Monk 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Don
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
VS4b ??/2003 2nd
Milne ??/2003 2nd O/S
julian allen 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/02 Lead
LakesWinter 20/Jul/02 Lead
with Wil
rob k 18/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Sankey 15/Jun/02 AltLd
with Andy E
Darragh ?/Jun/02 -
with Rob
DerwentDiluted 12/May/02 Solo
nickdonohue ?/May/02 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/02 Solo rpt
andygreen 31/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead rpt
with Carmen
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Alaric 09/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Syd F
nige pacer 09/Sep/01 Solo
John Roe 29/Jul/01 Lead
with Nige Hughes
Sam and will 03/Jul/01 Lead
with Anthony Bennett
kato'sdad 15/Feb/01 Solo
RobSimmo 15/Feb/01 Solo
chrishedgehog 18/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
Dave Bond ?/Jun/00 Solo
John Marsland 09/Apr/00 Solo
Steve Pardoe 09/Apr/00 Lead

Green, some awkward arm jamming moves behind flake

with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)
Hidden 09/Apr/00 Solo rpt
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel
alan moore ??/2000 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Caroline...
Reds 03/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with Angela
martroberts 20/Sep/99 Solo O/S
Phil West 21/Aug/99 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
lost.arrow 11/Jul/99 Lead
with Gill Heartly
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Solo
Rich Malcolm 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Andy Perry
Hidden 01/May/99 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers ??/1999 Lead O/S
kevtoo04 ??/1999 -

my first off-width jam... Bloody!

with Ed
dodders 27/Aug/98 Lead
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden 17/May/98 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/98 Solo
rocktigger ??/1998 2nd
with lee + shelby
rlrs ??/1998 2nd
Phil West 08/Nov/97 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
Rampikino 29/Jul/97 Lead
with Kelly Fitzgibbon
jim_randell 25/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with RL, SR
Hidden 19/Jul/97 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/97 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
timreynolds 26/May/97 Lead
with Rob Clark
Hidden 12/Apr/97 Lead
Martyn ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/96 Solo
tlr 12/Apr/96 Solo
with Andy W
tlr 10/Apr/96 2nd
with Kim
Yourlead 12/Jun/95 Lead
with Graham Penny
Hidden 08/May/95 2nd
andrewbooth1000 07/May/95 Solo
with Ed Lewis
colin milton 04/May/95 Solo
Hidden 26/Feb/95 2nd
rurp ??/1995 -
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 16/May/92 Solo
nai ??/1992 2nd
with Roger Devy
Ian Archer 31/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Robert Mirfin
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/90 -
with Robert Clark
Raggar 06/May/90 Lead
with Steve B
Hidden 28/Sep/89 Solo
Laramadness 22/Aug/89 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/89 Lead O/S
Roget 09/Apr/89 Solo O/S
with jim
Hidden ??/1989 -
tapley 10/Oct/88 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Jul/86 Solo
Hidden 29/May/86 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 -
Hidden 26/Oct/85 Solo
babymoac 24/Aug/85 -
malc 20/Jul/85 Solo
charlesmfrench 19/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
mark-abz 19/Aug/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 08/Jan/83 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Sep/80 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1979 Lead
Chris Ellis 09/Aug/78 2nd
with Patrick Meeds
Nigel Bond 20/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo O/S
Hammy 26/Aug/77 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Hidden 17/Apr/77 Lead
RichardMc 20/Jun/76 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/75 Solo
mikej 01/Jan/71 Solo dnf

Too much verglas

with Stewart Grant
mikej 26/Oct/69 Lead
with E
rogerskews ?/Sep/69 -

My very first climb. I owe Ron a great debt for introducing me to the sport that has been my passion for over 40 years now.

with Ron Purkiss
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 08/Dec/68 Lead
with Richard Gravenstede
mikej 06/Oct/68 Lead
with Des Arnold, Helen Sargent
Andy Say ??/1968 Solo
mikej 28/Jan/67 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 08/May/66 Solo
with Chris Phipps-Jones, Keith Gregson
mikej 05/Mar/66 Lead
with Ted Markham
mikej 30/Jan/66 Lead
with Ted Markham
mikej 22/Sep/65 Lead
with Paul Richardson
mikej 30/Aug/65 Lead
with Paul Richardson
mikej 09/May/65 Lead
with Peter Hurst, Dave Williams
mikej 30/Jan/65 Lead
with Richard Loverock, Paul Richardson
mikej 24/Jan/65 Lead
with Paul Richardson
mikej 23/Dec/64 2nd
with Barrie Dixon
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