Rockfax Description
The thin crack with a useful but flexible spike (nut either side or a thin tape over it) is technical and slippery but nice and safe. © Rockfax

FA. Eric Finney 1960s

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

John Brayshaw 10/Oct 2nd O/S
with Dan
bantamdave 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Nigel
Hidden 23/Jul Lead
planetmarshall 30/Jun Lead O/S
with Dawn Pickering
Marmoset 30/Jun 2nd rpt

Climbed it with ease this time and as a second. Result !

albarnett93 07/Jun 2nd O/S
with George Combe
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
phildawson 07/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun TR
wyzfen 06/Jun Lead rpt
with Julien
Ejminee 06/Jun 2nd
Paul Baxter 06/Jun Lead O/S

Missed a helpful foothold - hand-foot matched instead...

LovelyMrTom 06/Jun 2nd

Short and sharp. Good lead by Chris

with Chris Hague
BnB 05/Jun -
jonhowson 04/Jun Lead O/S

Plenty of climb for 8m

with Will, Chris
andyclimber 16/May Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May TR O/S
BrynHeason 04/May 2nd
with Matt Clarke, Aether Clarke, Dylan Heason, Matt Heason
andy_e 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Lead dnf
ben.phillips 18/Apr Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 12/Apr Lead G/U
Deezel65 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
cragtyke 27/Sep/14 Lead
with Ross
wyzfen 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mrginna 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Marmoset 29/Jul/14 TR dog

Mind that polish

magik_bob 26/Jul/14 Lead
stevelismore 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with John PCC
john_ni 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
JEP 01/Jul/14 2nd rpt
OllyT 05/Jun/14 2nd dog
ht543 05/Jun/14 2nd
with Olly, Krish
rohai545 04/Jun/14 Lead


with Helen
danm 17/May/14 -
with Greg
Hidden 05/May/14 Solo
hotfeet 05/May/14 2nd
with James
mol 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Jesse
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd
dr_botnik 17/Mar/14 Lead

Had to go up and down twice before commiting to the long reach above the gear

with Conrad
Hidden 17/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alp79 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Rosa, Jonny Ashton
Simon Caldwell 04/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Well led by Carmen

with Dave D, Carmen
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Martin Bagshaw 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Jamie Vince, Richard Apthorp
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
James Oakes 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
chili-d 14/Jul/13 2nd
with James Oakes, Poz
Legs 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S
shaunhumphreys 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
rohai545 02/Jul/13 Lead
with Ross Morton
Hidden 02/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jul/13 2nd O/S
rich_hw 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nikki
Tala M 08/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead
MPSBunny 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Hard work! I lead up pulled ropes and Tom lead again on my gear. Unfortunately between the two of us we put a bit of weight on a nut which got proper jammed and took a combination of Cherelle on second, Tom on abseil and me on abseil to budge! Pretty happy with this despite how short it was!

with Cherelle Fielding, Tom Luff
giuly 06/May/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
hipyhop 06/May/13 Lead dog
with Ben
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd rpt
ajc 05/May/13 Solo rpt
RFWilkie 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with James
Thinker01 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 28/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Lou Ramsden, Tim Ashlin
R2B 23/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Great climbing in approach shoes.

with Charlotte
al123 21/Apr/13 Sent
with Crew
Jimbo C 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S

One move wonder, but a good and technical one.

Hidden 14/Apr/13 Lead
jkarran 14/Apr/13 Lead
with Aly
Ramblin dave 13/Apr/13 Lead RP

Fell off the top bit on first attempt. Short, but nice.

with Paul B
cem 13/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Paul Baxter 13/Apr/13 Lead
with Charles
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
sting 23/Feb/13 2nd
with kwaidy
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 28/Oct/12 Lead O/S
UnkArl 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Rik, Debbie
Debs 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Karl
teamrob 20/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Chris
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
climbingrev 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Benchmark VS 5a. Never too hard, but have to think throughout. Would get a star or two if it were a bit longer.

Jake Young 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
franhammond92 02/Sep/12 2nd
JHiley 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ElvisLeg 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead
Peakology 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Chalkycat
Chalky Cat 15/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dom
JamieSparkes 20/Jun/12 Solo O/S

nice micro route :)

with alex minshall, Dafydd Llywelyn
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead β
Rob Davies ?/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd
Alex 74 25/May/12 Lead
with Dave m
David Kay 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Mynydd C.C.
Lukem6 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dale, Diane Blything
JEP 22/May/12 Lead
Hidden 22/May/12 TR
chrisbussell 15/May/12 Solo
al123 12/May/12 Solo
Nick Rundall 06/May/12 2nd O/S
leon 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Rundall, Steven Davidson
Bry 05/May/12 2nd β
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Apr/12 Solo
disturbed_one51 08/Apr/12 Solo
john lynch 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
ash longreach ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 26/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Matt JM Stevens 26/Dec/11 2nd
Brown 27/Nov/11 Solo
with Solo
al123 26/Nov/11 Solo O/S
lozowen 18/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Whealiebob 25/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Sarah Brookes 24/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

quite enjoyable, technical climbing up a finger-width crack

with Robby
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd dog
charley 30/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Clare
charley 24/Sep/11 TR O/S

On the shunt. Fingers gave up on the E2 next door so did this instead.

Mark Salter 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
tompilgrem 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Well protected- actually found a finger crack that is quite pleasant !

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
sam coward 30/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Liz, Helen
wishicud climbHVS 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice fingery climbing on positive holds.

bigdan050 28/Jul/11 2nd
with Tosh
Hidden 12/Jul/11 2nd rpt
daviesp2 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Tom
Curly Rich 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with GMC Tim C
freemanTom 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Paul Davies
teamrob 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jonathan
Barry D 01/Jun/11 2nd
with Jon P
JEP 01/Jun/11 Lead
Jim Brownlow 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
riddle 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with Mark
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead
Mikael 14/May/11 Lead
Jim Malo 14/May/11 2nd O/S
geddicakes 30/Apr/11 Lead
with James Restorick
Harry Holmes 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Clement
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lenny 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
jo86 10/Apr/11 Lead
martin one 10/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Joe
pete1993 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
nai 25/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
catblack 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S

some really nice moves

with Skippy
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead
kitkat78 18/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Graham P
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead
Ketu 06/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Paul
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
nathanlee 18/Jan/11 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
gingerwolf 11/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 13/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with i'ma solo solo
Jeremy Wilton 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Once at the spike things ease up

with Anne Wynn, Mark Readman
krikoman 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Well lead by Jez, I didn't like the look of the gear on this one.

with 1_Jez Wilton, Anne Wynn
DaNo123 06/Sep/10 2nd
with jon boy
Steve J P 05/Sep/10 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 05/Sep/10 Lead
with sp
DaveFidler 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Thomas Welch, Arron Quinn
Ron ?/Sep/10 2nd
with Pete
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
payeo20 29/Aug/10 2nd
Tala M 29/Aug/10 2nd
with Rich
ajc 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
simon mitchie 10/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Loved this route, steep & fingery

Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead dog
Jez 30/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Ander 04/Jun/10 Lead
andrea83 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Excellent and well protected. Felt more like climbing than apple arete

with Peak CC, Saffra
zappa 31/May/10 Lead O/S
emmafromSB 31/May/10 2nd
with zappa
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
John Pickles 25/May/10 Solo O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
mattyork2 23/May/10 Solo
Graeme Hammond 16/May/10 Solo O/S
Blisco 15/May/10 TR
danleyden 15/May/10 TR O/S
Joe Noake 02/May/10 Lead dog

first two bits of gear came out, struggled to get the nut in on the spike, completed just in time to rest on gear

Ed Throp 02/May/10 2nd dog

dissapointed I had to put weight on the rope whilst I used a hex as a hammer along with the nut key to romove the nut Joe had loaded. Couldn't get it out with only one hand.

with joe noake
gw66 25/Apr/10 Lead dog
max_chan 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lou
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
migs493 17/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with LO
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
arctic_jen 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Dan
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Duck Egg 10/Apr/10 Lead β
with Jon Stewart
co1ps 04/Apr/10 Solo
with noodle the labradoodle
paul__in_sheffield 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Noodle
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
stefie c 21/Mar/10 2nd
powellj69 21/Mar/10 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
staceyjg 17/Oct/09 2nd dog
Neil Pacey 11/Oct/09 Lead RP
Tanya Savage 11/Oct/09 2nd

Thin and strenuous, made a grade harder by Grindleford chip butty

Sam1991 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Nice route, cool moves, maybe tough for 5a but bomber gear for crux

with Malc and Mary-Eve
Philsy 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Nick P
Richard Hill 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Max
Alkis 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
chrisclimber_1986 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with alkis
Alkis 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Barry D 16/Aug/09 Lead
with Trish
doogstrue 02/Aug/09 TR
with phil & andy
tanssop 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Andy & Paul
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Rampikino 31/May/09 Lead
with Cat and Shirley
Milne 24/May/09 2nd O/S

quite hard for 5a.

Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
davidwright 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
Jon Dittman 22/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Merlin 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sally Jones
tri-nitro-toulumne 06/Apr/09 Lead dog
with Tom Crane
tommytwotone 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel
markytaylor 27/Mar/09 2nd
with andy
Hidden 27/Mar/09 Lead rpt
tradguy 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Rob Munday
mark20 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Bomber wires, micro-wires useful at the start.

dan gibson 18/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with AJ
AJ007 13/Mar/09 Solo
cem 07/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Pete Horn
Hidden ??/2009 Lead dog
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden 18/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/08 TR
donkster 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd
markbenton 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S

nice short climb

Kirill 22/Jun/08 2nd β
Jesse Dufton 14/Jun/08 Lead
Oceanic 11/Jun/08 -
practicalcat 08/Jun/08 TR

third up after Jon and Adam.

adam carless 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

feels like a Millstone route, or even a short limestone pitch - fingery laybacking and a creaky spike.

with Jon_nz
Hidden 25/May/08 TR O/S
Pilch 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Graham
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Hidden ??/2008 -
alek 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 03/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Tammy Hughes
zard 03/Nov/07 2nd
Katie Marshall ?/Nov/07 Lead
SecretSquirrel 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Jon_nz
J1PEF ?/Oct/07 Lead
russonly 23/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Simon
jdgaventa 27/Aug/07 Lead
Tony Little 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Claire
PanzerHanzler 01/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Pat Holborn
Rob Davies ?/Aug/07 Lead
with Phil Ashton, Angus McLean
malc 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Paul S
dannyboy83 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
cia05js 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
dmoir 05/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Harper
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Tobias at Home 28/Jan/07 Solo rpt
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Pete Horn ??/2007 -
with Mark
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/06 Lead O/S
FrankW 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
baldcoder 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 13/Apr/06 Lead
Chris Davids 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Bethan
Hidden 08/Nov/04 Lead
Alex Mason 26/Sep/04 Solo

was tricky good sling over flake

with kieth poskitt
Hidden 19/Sep/04 2nd rpt
Whealiebob 06/Jun/04 Lead
with Ste and Chris
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Sam and will ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
Hidden 05/Oct/03 2nd rpt
Simon Caldwell 03/Aug/03 TR O/S
with Carmen
SteveM 13/Apr/03 Lead
with Rich K
angleseykayaker 10/Apr/03 2nd
with Paul Griffiths
tradguy 30/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Phil Loasby
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
Phil West 14/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
LakesWinter 23/Aug/02 Lead
with Phil B
philboy 23/Aug/02 2nd
with matt g
cem 23/Jun/02 2nd
with American Joe, Liam Mark
DerwentDiluted 11/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo rpt
John Southworth 01/May/00 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
John Marsland 09/Apr/00 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
rocktigger ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Clare
rlrs ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
martroberts 15/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 22/Jul/99 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/99 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
Rich Malcolm 08/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Andy Perry
DafSWMC ?/Aug/98 Solo
Hidden 17/May/98 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 03/May/98 Solo
RobSimmo 18/Feb/98 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 18/Feb/98 Lead
Martyn ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
brady 06/Jul/97 2nd
with John Cameron
chris sm ?/Jul/97 Solo O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Hidden 13/Apr/97 Lead RP
craig h 02/Feb/97 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
crater 10/Nov/96 Solo β
Hidden 13/Aug/96 Solo
Hidden 09/Jun/96 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/96 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Yourlead 12/Jun/95 Lead
with Stephan Liudbloun
Hidden 14/May/95 2nd
Hidden 08/May/95 Solo
mikej 17/Aug/92 Solo
with M
Roget 27/Jun/92 Solo O/S
nai ??/1992 2nd
with Roger Devy
Rich Kirby 23/Jun/91 Solo
with Andy Mackay
Stoney Boy 30/Mar/91 2nd
with Colin Hughes
Raggar 06/May/90 Lead
with Steve B
tapley 16/Apr/90 -
Ena ??/1990 Lead
with Dick
Hidden 28/Sep/89 Solo
Laramadness 22/Aug/89 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Jun/89 Lead
with Sam M
Hidden 30/Apr/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 28/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 14/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden 29/May/86 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/86 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 -
Hidden 26/Oct/85 Lead
sadams 06/Oct/85 Solo
with Aylesbury CC
babymoac 24/Aug/85 Lead
with Bob Hunter & Pravin
charlesmfrench 19/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
malc 03/Jun/84 Solo
Rob Davies ?/May/84 2nd
with Mick Moss
mark-abz 19/Aug/83 TR
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1979 Lead
Mark Kemball 26/Nov/78 Solo
Chris Ellis 09/Aug/78 Lead
with Patrick Meeds
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo
Hammy 26/Aug/77 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc 07/Nov/76 Solo
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 16/May/76 Lead
with Bill Wintrip
Hidden 24/Aug/75 Solo
greenbuoy 15/Jan/72 Solo
mikej 18/Apr/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1971 Solo
mikej 20/Sep/70 Solo
with E
mikej 26/Oct/69 Solo
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 26/Jan/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
mikej 08/Dec/68 Solo
with Richard Gravenstede
mikej 24/Nov/68 Solo
with E
mikej 06/Oct/68 Solo
with Des Arnold, Helen Sargent
mikej 27/Mar/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 18/Feb/67 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 26/Dec/66 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 08/May/66 Lead
with Chris Phipps-Jones, Keith Gregson
mikej 05/Mar/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 30/Jan/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 22/Sep/65 Solo
with Paul Richardson
mikej 30/Aug/65 Solo

Known as Apple Jack Twin Cracks by my associates.

with Paul Richardson
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