Rockfax Description
Climb the thin crack just right of the arete to reach the leaning wall and a horizontal slot. Good cams here protect the bewildering moves to jugs (hint - it is all about what you do with your legs). Make a prompt exit to easy ground. Almost E1, the route is one of the most frigged in the Peak and sadly the runner placements are suffering because of this. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

FlavioL1989 18/Oct Lead β
Matt77 18/Oct 2nd RP

Not a good warm-up. I just couldn't work out what I was supposed to do. Did it in a oner with a slight variation of the technique Tom used.

with Dan Parker, Alex Horton, Tom Riddelsdell
TomRiddelsdell 17/Oct Lead β

A 1 move wonder. Led up to the crux on Matt's gear. Definitely the hardest single move I've done on an HVS

r_o_b_h2 26/Sep Lead dnf

baffled, tried at least 4 different ways.

with Sharpie, doug lishman
JamesRich 09/Sep Lead dog
Stanners 09/Sep Lead O/S

A great little problem with a nice bouldery start prior to the crux. On the onsight I decided on the lunge, but repeated again seconding James and found a strange lower leg mount onto the jug provided a very easy and secure static reach. Curse you mortals falling all the time and eroding the rock!

with James Rich
Clive2334 29/Aug Lead dog
ned_85 26/Aug Lead dnf
with Ryan Baird
Mark Grist 22/Aug Lead O/S
with Tom Doldon
xiangoh 16/Aug 2nd
cdpuk 07/Aug Lead dog
Hidden 07/Aug 2nd dog
TomYates 25/Jul Lead dog
James rogers86 12/Jul Lead O/S

Tricky start and tricky top moves.

with Mark Duncan, Tom Frankenberg
Angus Taylor 26/Jun Lead G/U

2nd attempt, awesome move through the crux

alex goodall 26/Jun 2nd dog
kermit_uk 25/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun Lead O/S
daniel heaton 20/Jun TR dog
with HSX
seanlikeskites 07/Jun Lead dnf
dominic lee 06/Jun Solo
DavidPC ?/Jun Lead
with Jamie Lilley
timreynolds 25/May Lead dnf
Hidden 17/May 2nd dnf
Dan Jenkin 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Lou
dom94 08/Apr Lead β
with shaun
shaunhumphreys 08/Apr Lead RP

fucksake! ok once you know how, lowered off once then let dom step up and came back for the lead later after seconding him

with Dom
Alkis 07/Mar Lead RP
Hidden 07/Feb Lead dog
Dan Geh 07/Feb 2nd rpt
ReubenS1990 ??/2015 Lead dnf

Pulled on a couple of times only to bottle it before moving to the second horizontal crack. HARD! must come back to though.

Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
toasted 06/Dec/14 Lead dog

Got pumped at the break after putting in cams and spending time trying to figure out a way to do the move. After a rest on the rope plucked up some courage to dyno from the crimp on the right.

with Connor
harry_lewis 30/Nov/14 2nd
andy.smythe 01/Nov/14 Lead dnf

can't even think how you climb this.

Quarryboy 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

One move which is just damn hard but well protected and it is all over, I can see why most HVS leaders get spanked by this.

Alkis 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Got back on this, finally. This time I actually got the crux without much of a problem, it turns out it's much easier facing left... :-P Unfortunately, it was raining quite a bit and the jugs at the top out were "a tad moist", even though the wall itself was dry, so I down-climbed close to the gear and dropped off.

Albachoss 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S


with Andrea
BenL 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with SUMC
Mark Warnett ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Let's be honest. This is E1. And a tough E1. It's no surprise it's the most frigged route in the peak and the gear placements are worn at this grade

hipyhop 27/Sep/14 Lead dog
with cheque
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd RP
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead β
ralphio 23/Sep/14 Lead dog

Took too long placing gear so was already pumped out when I got to the crux. Had a rest on the rope and took a few go's to work out the crux move. Eventually made it with the help of a little crimp. Top end HVS in my opinion.

with Maumau
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd dog
nick ferro 07/Sep/14 Lead

Rested once, then found the key (for me it was a left hand jam)!

TobyA 06/Sep/14 2nd dog

Felt desperate.

with Tony B
TonyB 06/Sep/14 Lead dog

Fell on popping for the jug. Very clumsy.

with Toby
cragsman9000 31/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Neil
bob_cbr 31/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Maybe next year I will be strong enough to do the crux, or not.

dobby 200 29/Aug/14 Lead β
joedoherty 28/Aug/14 Lead dnf
Mowglee 24/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Marita, Ali
Mark Duncan 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Really nice climb. well protected for the grade. consists of 3 really nice moves, then unprotected easy slab finish. Worked the crux with a nice heel-rockover laying off right off the crack.

with sam williams
psychomansam 03/Aug/14 Lead dog

A rest and a dyno

rurp 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S

initial move is hard and takes some working out then a few more good pulls increasingly further from gear. found it harder than FBD. E1just

Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead dog
quickdrawmcraw 14/Jun/14 -
Cake 25/May/14 Lead O/S

It IS 5c and probs E1

with Matt
Jackwd 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Really hard. Didn't quite understand how to do the big move. Tried dynoing etc... Then saw someone shove their knee in and do it like that.

gingerwolf 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Glenn
Double Knee Bar 19/Apr/14 Lead RP

Powerful little number. Tricky for HVS. I'd say closer to E1

with TomBond
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
ianjdodd 15/Apr/14 TR dog
with Callum Wagle
Ablewings 15/Apr/14 TR O/S
DeanD 11/Apr/14 Lead
SVBiggin 05/Apr/14 Lead rpt
AMJ098 16/Feb/14 2nd dog

Fluffed the start

with Adam White
Dan Geh 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Like a boss! Moves felt very straight forward given its reputation. Pretty reasonable at HVS, done many harder ones anyway.

Hidden 16/Feb/14 Lead
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
MoWalker3 01/Dec/13 Lead dnf

no beta, no chance. Damp, slightly green and greasy finishing hold so probably no hope anyway.

with Krish
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd dnf
RFWilkie 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Kev
JimboWizbo 01/Sep/13 Lead RP

Blew the onsight but got it clean second try, awesome route, HVS but tough, must try it static next time

with Steve S, Beth
Thinker01 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
dan_blair87 25/Jul/13 2nd dnf

eached the jug, good left hand jam, couldnt work the side pull to gain the top hold. Hard

Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead dog
davidalcock 16/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Oh dear! Got too pumped figuring out the bit above the break. Another day...

Hidden 29/Jun/13 TR
David Kay 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/13 -

Very hard boulder problem at half height

with Andrew Bevan
Laramadness 21/May/13 Lead β
cherad 05/May/13 Lead dog
migs493 28/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with LO
Anne Gumbley 28/Apr/13 2nd dog

Very dogged, with an initial leg-up then practically hauled up!

with Rich Atkinson
SPD224 28/Apr/13 2nd
with Martin Smith
adam carless 14/Apr/13 Lead rpt

led through after Steve's mate ran out of steam trying the move.

with Steve Kirman
Hidden 14/Apr/13 2nd dog
Simon_Letman 07/Apr/13 Lead β
with olly
jwpil 07/Apr/13 Lead RP

stuck the dyno approach in the end, ground up.

with Ben
PeteWilson 07/Apr/13 Lead
with Andrew Graham
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
quickdrawmcraw 02/Mar/13 2nd
Sam Cooke 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt


with Mark Challoner
M_W_Court 04/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Luke
kabutsu ??/2013 TR

:( top roped to retrieve gear. Very, very tricky move.

tpbeckley ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
karol dubas 15/Nov/12 Lead β
with Pawel
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf
ross brinson 27/Oct/12 Lead RP
with Hannah Watson
becoming-stranger 27/Oct/12 2nd dog
grp 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Wilst 01/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead dog
Cassidy 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Goose4 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Goose4 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
gazfellows 05/Aug/12 Lead

a wicked move up from the break to juggssssss another class JB route

with Lara, Billy
madasten 05/Aug/12 2nd
with Gaz
Homebrew165 23/Jul/12 2nd
Woodiee 22/Jul/12 -

Awesome, bit of a 1 move wonder route, super well protected crux (2 big cams at waist height), dead-pointed from the low pocket on the right of the undercut to the break and easy ground.

Hidden 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 25/Jun/12 Lead dnf
with Andrew
JamieSparkes 18/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie
will_benfold 17/Jun/12 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd
Harry Thorpe 28/May/12 Lead dog

Hard move, wouldn't be a pushover at E1.

with Roxy
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd dog
A Crawford 07/May/12 TR
Alex.M-M. 06/May/12 Lead dog

Fell once making crux move. Lived up to guide book comment.

HAJ Francis 06/May/12 Lead dog

fell at crux, shouldn't have done, too much hanging about trying to find gear lower down, should have just powered through.

tommo1664 07/Apr/12 Lead
with Gregor Crawford
doughtyp86 07/Apr/12 TR RP

2nd attempt successful. Fairly dark too!

dan gibson 05/Apr/12 Solo rpt
CharlieMack 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, one move wonder, but still enjoyable. Feels very safe, though the move is pretty tricky.

with Jen Maxfield
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd dnf
Nickfoulds 18/Mar/12 TR O/S

Seems very hard for it's grade

Tom Seccombe 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 08/Mar/12 Lead dnf

soon ;)

Bruce Houston ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Ross.Cooper 25/Feb/12 Lead RP

Worked the moves on lead then came down and led it cleanly

Nathanie1 25/Feb/12 2nd dog
Gcrawford ?/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Jan/12 2nd
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Nick F Smith 04/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/11 2nd
Sam Cooke 19/Nov/11 2nd dog

Tricky, dogged the lead something awful

stevetheleg 19/Nov/11 2nd dnf
with Nick Ellmore, Sam Cooke
Dave89 06/Nov/11 Lead dog

Didn't know what I was doing got to crux and faffed several attempts before working out the correct way lovely route though!

Rowan Mitchell 06/Nov/11 2nd β
martinazando 23/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Andrew B
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Oct/11 TR
David Kay 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

Slippy start, got to the break and felt perplexed enough to try a dyno which failed. Committed to the sequence after resting on the ropes which ended up not being too hard!

with LUUMC
Dafydd Llywelyn 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Dave Kirstfeld, LUUMC Freshers
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jack adams 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with andy
andrew hammond 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mic_b 22/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil
ChrisBrooke 18/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Duncan Bell
Hidden 14/Sep/11 Lead dnf
tobyk 28/Aug/11 Lead

a rest on gear before the mid-point crux. surprisingly went quite nicely - the heel hook approach. Will come back to get it clean.

Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Ewan Russell 18/Jun/11 Lead

2nd go. Can't believe how much easier it is with the beta!

with Mike(Dad)
liamoloughlin 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 14/May/11 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 27/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Glynn started I had to finish

with Glynn, Colin
richardr 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Easily E1.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd
robal 09/Apr/11 -
Guy Wilson 07/Apr/11 2nd
with Gavin Moy
Lumbering Oaf 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Powerful layback too much - to be come back to!

Hoyes 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf
with Matt B
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd dog
Chalky Cat 10/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology 10/Mar/11 Lead β

fantastic climb , so pleased to have led it clean ground up

with cat
ian d f 26/Feb/11 Lead dog

I'll have to come back and try it again. Annoyed I had to rest...

Tim_C7 06/Feb/11 Lead dog


with Kevin Kilroy
stevorobs3 ??/2011 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
matthewjames 07/Nov/10 Lead dnf

After several different attempts at the start finally got it and straight up to the big jugs below the crux but didn't have a big enough cam to put in the left and the cam I placed on the right didn't look at all trustworthy so after hanging around for 5 minutes trying to find something better I decided to climb back down. Thanks a lot to the guy with the bouldering mat and SJB for helping me down climb safely. I'll have to come back some time soon!

with Sarah Jane Barr
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Aaron Hauptmann 31/Oct/10 Lead dog

Hardest route i've lead so far. Very nice moves, got pumped on the big break trying to find the best gear, wound up having to rest before taking on the crux, a shame and will come back to do it clean next time

with Danny Salvadori
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd dnf
Sgt. Vest 18/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Chris Braine
dprctr 14/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Absolutely nails, Mate made it look easy

Hidden 04/Sep/10 -
Gazleah ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
haydng 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Pretty puzzling with at two different ways of doing it.

AlistairB 22/Aug/10 Lead RP

Dyno option, fine once you find the correct feet. Knackered hamstring prevented any heel shenanigans.

with Lizzie Wilkins
bigdrew 22/Aug/10 2nd dog
with Various
claregardiner 15/Aug/10 Lead
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo rpt

finally after toproping it 20 odd years ago

Hidden 12/Aug/10 Lead
JamieSparkes 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S

excellent, hardest route I've done in a while, and only just at that.

llamaglama 11/Aug/10 2nd
with Jam
Matt Fry 08/Aug/10 2nd rpt
bigdrew 08/Aug/10 Lead dog
chrisbussell 03/Aug/10 Lead
with Jonny Wing
Alkis 31/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Chris Nawrat
Hardonicus 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Hard move, didn't get the right knee beta and had a cam in the undercut. Next time! Nick succeeded by dyno after about 6 attempts!

with nick a
Matt Fry 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Alistair Corbett 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
wirralclimber1984 13/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf
paul ireland 27/May/10 Lead β

old boy told me the trick got it second time round

BeccaSnowden 05/May/10 Lead dnf

Had several attempts, got to the break each time but couldn't hold it! What jugs? Ok maybe I'm just bad at grit climbing...

jshields 05/May/10 Lead

Also done before, seconded Dave Thorpe.

Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
DaveFidler 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt

First HVS lead

radioactivekid 24/Apr/10 2nd dnf

Very tough. Had an injured leg but I think that was just an excuse.

with Kyya
Chris M 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Tommy B
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 15/Apr/10 -
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Apr/10 TR
R Spisser 10/Apr/10 2nd β
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead dog
gb83 09/Apr/10 Lead dnf

came off big style on this one. finally made the crux moves after several attempts, minor slumps and numerous body contortions then came off from just above the jug after the crux. gear ripped=big fall

with I.Killey
Julesthe1st 03/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Got to the break and hung around getting pumped trying to figure out the crux. Finally committed to the heal hook and pulled through to the final move. Arms gave up when trying to mantle onto the the ledge and took my first Trad fall (spraining wrist in process!). So close!

with Jason
Daniel Heath 28/Mar/10 TR dog
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Aufton ?/Mar/10 Lead dog
phil stubbs ??/2010 -
Nick Eh! ??/2010 -


stephenhartley ??/2010 Lead β
highlux ??/2010 -

Such a sandbag... Classic as though - for its 3 moves!

davefount 22/Nov/09 Lead dnf

Got to the good break and placed gear but couldn't climb the crux above-moving above off the ground isn't easy either.

chiverstom 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Bex
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead rpt
DannyK 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Steph, Monkey, pep, Katie
JLS 10/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Too hard for me.

with Jacqui
disturbed_one51 08/Oct/09 Lead

Great commiting crux, unfortunately very polished. Failed First attempt but got up on second attempt - serves me right for doing it after an intense morning of boulder problems

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 08/Oct/09 2nd rpt
Rowansb ?/Oct/09 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 25/Sep/09 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 22/Sep/09 Lead
honey_badger 22/Sep/09 TR dnf
with Weeman
petegruf 30/Aug/09 2nd dnf
mrtom 30/Aug/09 Lead dog


with Mark Lim
tallsop 25/Aug/09 Lead

1 fall, rate good route!

with Dave Saxby
Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Irn Bruce 22/Aug/09 Lead dog

Very pumped once I got to the crux so fell off. On second attempt, and despite recommendation to get my knee into the large crack, I used the finger crack to edge my right leg up and snatch for the hold - made it, but only just! Saw someone put the right knee in afterwards though and made the reach looked easy - maybe it is only HVS then!

Andrew Sloan 09/Aug/09 Lead dog

Dogged it, but more like top of the grade E1.

Andrew Barker 02/Aug/09 Lead

Tried once about five years ago. First try today. I'm pretty sure I've done E2 5c's that are easier than this.

Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd RP
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Martin Cleaver 25/Jul/09 Lead β
with Matt Todd
clive-greenwood 05/Jul/09 Lead dog
with Anna
AngelaC 19/Jun/09 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/May/09 Lead
GPN 23/May/09 Lead O/S

Couldn't work out how to do it statically so dynoed for the break - a brilliant move!

Hidden 10/May/09 2nd dnf
adam carless 10/May/09 Lead O/S

I still say that getting off the floor is the 5c move (unless a cheat-stone is used). Overlap done with the "high left knee and udge upwards with left hand" method.

with Flicka
Jim Slater 23/Apr/09 2nd dog

Did hard move on second attempt.

with Gavin Singleton
BicepAndrews 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Swan
Hidden 07/Apr/09 2nd RP
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 -
Hidden 21/Mar/09 TR
mike278 12/Mar/09 Lead dog

found the crux to be the initial finger crack

with Chris
robal ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
DaveFidler ??/2009 TR β
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 01/Nov/08 TR dnf
Sandy Holford 12/Oct/08 2nd
simoncov 14/Sep/08 TR dog

Claire Smart originally attempted the lead (using my #4 camelot) but didn't quite make the move. Baldric couldn't get off the ground and Davin finally lead it through with one fall. I made the crux at the second attempt and cleaned the gear - fine on a top-rope/2nd.

with Davin
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead dnf
mattjam ?/Aug/08 Lead RP
with sammy d
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead dnf
masa-alpin 22/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Sooo hard! Fell repeatedly and failed to even top out. Disappointed.

Hidden 22/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead dog
russonly 07/May/08 Lead RP

About my ninth attempt! Finally got it only to be told that using your right knee is easier that your left. Maybe is someone had suggested this on my first attempt... Next time I'll go with the right!

with AndyN
London Luke ?/May/08 Lead
Guy Wilson 13/Apr/08 2nd dnf
with Twisty
riddle 13/Apr/08 TR RP

wet rock and i bailed out of the lead. great route though.

with Yasmina
btc 05/Apr/08 Lead
with floris b
Pete Graham ??/2008 Lead
with Rick Graham
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/07 Lead rpt


with Phil Baxter
OffshoreAndy 17/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Twisty 14/Oct/07 TR dog

Did in preperation for lead- never did it cleanly before attemting lead- pissing wet

Twisty 14/Oct/07 Lead RP

Awesome- dripping wet finishing holds

Will Hunt 30/Sep/07 Lead RP

Very annoying. Failed the powerful move first time due tobeing too relaxed. Got it second attempt.

with Dave
skittles 29/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Good route, slippery start and a powerful pull off a small hold to reach the 2nd good break but gear is bomber. Definately worth E1.

with Sarah and Abi
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd dnf
Phil Jennings 24/Aug/07 Lead dnf
tradguy 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Hazell
bullwinkle 05/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with John, Paul
Pythonist 18/May/07 Lead O/S

Delightful hard move with great gear.

with Chris Jennions
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd
russonly 15/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Tigger
climbingrick 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Nicos 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 04/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Mick Swindon, Tim Lord
IanJackson 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Robeverybody
Oceanic ?/Apr/07 -
Hidden 30/Mar/07 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
derico 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden ?/Mar/07 TR
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead dog
Adam Moroz ??/2007 Lead
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead rpt
nai ?/Nov/06 2nd
with Chris
Coel Hellier 29/Oct/06 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Oct/06 TR O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Oct/06 Lead
with Dave P
colin milton 01/Sep/06 2nd
chrissloan84 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Stu
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Chris Davids 26/Jul/06 Lead dnf
with James
Oli 09/May/06 Lead RP

Failed on first attempt, completed, then pulled ropes and led cleanly.

with Jon
Ronnie Concave ?/May/06 2nd

Fell off twice . Its easier using your right knee rather than the right heel on the break, looks shit though (I am told)!

with Some Guy
Ram MkiV 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S

only just got this clean. HVS? whatever

with Tristov, Alex & Parker
Hidden 18/Mar/06 2nd dog
John Lisle ??/2006 -
gmatthew ??/2006 -
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
smollett ?/Oct/05 Lead

did a couple of other hvs's nearby but don't know names

Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 02/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Tom
Ben1983 ?/Aug/05 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jul/05 Lead O/S
markbenton 28/Jun/05 AltLd
bigphil 27/Jun/05 Lead rpt
with Toby
Howard J 24/Jun/05 2nd
with Mark Ford
Scottish78 03/May/05 Lead O/S
Lev 02/May/05 Lead dnf

Both me and James tried everything we could think of but couldn't work it out.

with James Byrne
Lev 02/May/05 Lead β

Saw somebody else climb it, tried again with a dyno, got it on the first try. Awsomo!!

with James Byrne
AngelaC 01/May/05 2nd
kevp ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Gareth Arnold
Chris M ??/2005 -
clive-greenwood 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with CMC
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with SUMC
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead rpt
Budge 15/Jul/04 Lead RP
Budge 08/Jul/04 Lead dnf
tommytwotone 09/May/04 2nd O/S
with Richard Hatton
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Lead RP
petekeron ??/2004 Lead O/S
climbingrev 27/Aug/03 TR rpt

Balancey bottom two moves, heel hook onto break (!!!!), then proceed over bulge before gliding to top - that simple (?).Due to my height, had to rethink first few moves (couldn't reach finger jam). Went up left arete to break, hand traversed right, heel hooked slot, pull and reach over bulge. Top much easier if you can still breath! Excellent

CrashMat Rob 16/Jul/03 2nd

second to MartinW in bare feet

with Martin Smith, Martin Whelan, Nicky, Glynn
CrashMat Rob 29/Mar/03 Solo
with Ryan, Nicky, Glynn
CrashMat Rob 22/Mar/03 Solo
with Ryan, Martin Smith, Nicky
Nigel Coe 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Mike Harris
Hidden 04/Jan/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2003 -
Urgles ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead dog
Budge 18/Jul/02 Lead dnf
Budge 11/Jul/02 Lead dnf
cem 16/Jun/02 Lead dnf
with Sally Dipple, Dave Amos
chrisrogers ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Richard W
bigphil 18/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Kate
Hidden 18/Nov/01 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Oct/01 TR
with Philip S
chrishedgehog 19/Jul/01 Lead
with Joe Thompson
Ropeboy 12/Jun/01 Lead

Perplexing crux

Dave Bond ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john v
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -

first lead dyno :-)

rocktigger ??/2001 TR RP
Mark Riley ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/00 TR
paul birch 11/Jun/00 -
migs493 27/May/00 2nd β
with LO
Hidden 12/Mar/00 TR
Boy ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Ben
CrashMat Rob 27/Nov/99 TR
with Sahra, Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky
CrashMat Rob 15/May/99 Lead β
with Nicky
Strong Steve 08/May/99 Lead O/S
Milne 10/Apr/99 Lead O/S

done by dyno.

with gaz wood
CrashMat Rob 04/Apr/99 Lead dog
with Nicky
craig d ??/1999 -
ajc 08/Nov/98 TR dnf
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/May/98 Lead
CrashMat Rob 13/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
goi.ashmore 08/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Brian Rodgers ??/1998 Lead RP
Chris Ellis ??/1998 Lead
with Martin Veale
chris sm 19/Oct/97 Lead dog
with Pippa Froggatt
martroberts 03/Aug/97 Solo O/S

Eventual lead after falling twice slapping for the top

CrashMat Rob 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S
with Kelly's Ian
Hidden 18/May/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/97 Lead
adam carless ??/1992 TR O/S
Roget 09/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/91 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/90 TR
Hidden 22/May/90 TR
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Dave Musgrove 19/Mar/89 -
with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, David
Ian McNeill ??/1986 Lead O/S
Tim Bateman 20/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/85 Lead
Hidden 10/May/85 Lead
malc 03/Jun/84 TR dog
andy tetsill ?/Oct/83 TR
with Manchester Poly
Hidden 23/Jan/83 Lead
mark-abz 27/Apr/82 TR
Nigel Bond 04/Mar/81 TR
with Danny
CrashMat Rob ??/1980 Lead O/S


paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jul/78 AltLd dnf

Date? We didn't get very far

with Angus McLean
Mark Kemball 03/Nov/77 TR
petemeads ?/Jul/76 Solo

had lead it before, was going well - did 112 routes that day...

rogerskews ??/1971 -
with Various
Andy Say ??/1969 2nd
mikej 07/May/67 TR
with Jim Godbold, Bob Howarth
mikej 07/May/67 Lead dnf
with Jim Godbold, Bob Howarth
mikej 02/Oct/66 TR
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 23/Apr/66 TR
with Dave Williams, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 10/Oct/65 TR dnf
with Howard Furguson
mikej 18/Jul/65 2nd dnf
with Tom Proctor
Alex Mason ??/0000 Lead O/S

got well pumped in the break until i found the balancy rest to the right. powerful pull until you use your heel-toe jam to pull on which is really good. E1 5c *** definately E1 because it maybe well protected but is hard won with a series of hard varied style moves. hard won.

with christov ramsden
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