Rockfax Description
Climb the centre of the wall, with a tricky start via a niche. Low in the grade and with good gear throughout. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Mortlock 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

JamieSparkes 05/Sep Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 19/Jun Lead O/S

Generally dirty but that kind of added to the experience.

Hidden 06/Jun Lead O/S
C May 06/Jun Lead
with Tim
Ian.ch 06/Jun TR
Longsufferingropeholder 06/Jun 2nd O/S
with C May
birthers 16/May 2nd
caroline256 16/May Lead O/S
with Tom B
ralphio 20/Mar Lead O/S

Difficult one to grade. Start felt like top end 5a and is unprotected for first 10 feet. Well protected 4b climbing after that. Shame it's not longer.

with Ade
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead
Angus Taylor 26/Jul/14 Lead β

climbed on pre-placed gear, absolutely gorgeous climb, quite bold in places! definitely two stars

Mark Duncan 25/Jul/14 Lead RP

sat on first bit of gear because I just couldn't get over the first groove, still not quite sure what I did, but managed to get over it. Really nice climb and random! Not quite as easy as the book says as I've definately done easier HVS's

James rogers86 20/Jul/14 2nd

Hard moves out left after the little overhang and a scary top out.

loco wilko ?/Jun/14 Solo
adam clarke 05/May/14 Lead dnf
with Adam Lynch
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Calder 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Looks crap but climbs real nice.

with Mark
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
timmyhobby 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tim_mcd 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Curly Rich 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Anna, Ollie
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf
James Oswald 22/Apr/13 Lead β

Really nice. Lead on Clare's gear after she lead it. Great moves.

with Clare Erskine
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
charley 21/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Very nice :) Tricky-ish move to get over niche (much harder for Steve as he couldn't reach one of the holds that I used) but great gear all the way up...

chumleywarner 21/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Cake 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Howard, Matt
LakesWinter 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Cake
Peakpdr 27/May/12 -
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead
gregoritos 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
rich_hw 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Sep/11 2nd rpt
msoldn 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Finally managed to find some wet rock! A bit sketchy under the conditions.

with Sam
fatbuoybazza 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jude Fairbairn
julian allen 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
muwasi 21/Jun/11 Lead dnf

decked out

with tim
Mr. K 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Felt quite sustained in the dusty, sweaty conditions.

with Pete Dollman, Ben Redgate
adam clarke 04/Jun/11 TR
with James Hulme
Babika 04/Jun/11 2nd

Getting into the niche can be done a number of ways....

with Charles Leek
harold walmsley 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves low down. Plenty of blind alleys

with Colin Struthers
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JRae 23/May/11 Lead
with Andy
Marq 22/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead
Hidden 22/May/11 2nd
shaky2 04/May/11 2nd
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
drysori 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd β
BeccaSnowden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adam carless 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lovely non-obvious moves

thomasadixon 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike, Becca
jshields 20/Apr/11 Lead

Also led Sept'95

davewsargent 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
migs493 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with LO
lozowen 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd β
belay bunny turned bad 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Debbie, loundsy
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead G/U
Rhythm24 27/Mar/11 2nd dog
bigdrew 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Liam, Mark R
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Ander 06/Nov/10 Lead

Took a couple of attempts. Syrens singing their seductive charm, those lovely looking hand holds on the left tempted me off line.

with Tala M
Tala M 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Ander
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
joese7en 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
stephenhartley ?/Aug/10 2nd
with Ben C
Si dH 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Gary, Olly
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
JoEglington ?/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 03/Jun/10 Lead
disturbed_one51 30/May/10 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 30/May/10 Lead
John Pickles 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
paul ireland 26/May/10 Lead O/S

one move wonder.

riddle 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
petegruf 22/May/10 2nd
with brad j
Pilch 13/May/10 Lead rpt
with Graham
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Tony Little 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Richard
Creep_pea 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
Ketu 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Rob
davidwright 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
kyle ??/2010 Lead rpt
dan gibson 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Justin T 10/Oct/09 2nd

Mmmmmm .... moist :)

with Cherry
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead
AJ007 28/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead
Stig 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
boulderholder 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Note to self - don't go back to Chatsworth crag anytime soon! Was ok..

with Chris
mark20 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Went left out of niche which made the move back into the main flake/crack very awkward

alexrankine30 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
PenJD 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Patrick Daniel
petellis 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

With a minor paddy - didn't think it was soft fr the grade as the guide suggests.

jcurley 27/Mar/09 Lead

Fell off at the crux, so got lowered off and did it again clean.It is a lot better climb than it looks.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 TR dog
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Works Frasier
victim of mathematics 22/May/08 Lead O/S
wallacerocks 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will Frost
chrisbussell 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will Frost
Jim Slater 14/May/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Jobling
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Great climb but I felt it was quite straight forward, maybe it shouldn't be HVS, maybe I am getting better... I suspect the former.

HamishD 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with the vanhinsberg brothers!
Rob Davies ?/Apr/08 Lead
with Phil Ashton
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
Ian Archer 16/Sep/07 TR O/S
Toby Dunn 30/Aug/07 2nd
with Ruth
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
nai 29/Aug/07 2nd
with Tim
tlr 29/Aug/07 Lead
with Pom
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Peakology 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat 05/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Dom
five 03/Jun/07 Lead dog
chrisclimber_1986 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Nathanael Booker
Peakphil 02/May/07 Lead O/S
007 big d 21/Apr/07 2nd
with mark
markhilton 21/Apr/07 2nd
popebenedictus 14/Apr/07 TR dnf
EdShep ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

lovely sequence of moves, very well protected, a great climb

with Ed
Adam Moroz ??/2007 Lead
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Sue
colin milton 20/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
philboy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with paul h
mol 03/Jun/06 Lead
with Dave
Stick ??/2006 2nd
with Fat Al
Chris Davids 16/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Sam
samwelli 16/Aug/05 2nd O/S
mikej 19/Jul/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
mikej 12/Jul/05 TR
with Mr Shunt
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead
trekkie ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Rob
masa-alpin 28/May/05 Lead dog

Fell off while trying to climbing down as pumped.

with Adam W
Hidden 01/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/03 Lead dog
Alfredo ?/Oct/03 Lead RP
with Tim
DubyaJamesDubya 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with George Frost
chrishedgehog 20/Jun/03 2nd
with Mick Dempsey
Phil West 20/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Urgles ??/2003 Lead O/S
with jonathan t
Budge 09/May/02 Lead O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 -
Hidden 06/Sep/01 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/01 Solo
Ropeboy 28/Jun/01 Solo
cem 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Miles Butteriss
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Dave Bond ??/2000 Solo
Boy ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel, Ben
Hidden 30/May/99 TR
Hidden 10/Jul/97 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/97 TR rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/96 Lead
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/96 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
craig h 19/Jun/96 Solo O/S
ajoliver ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 07/May/95 Lead
Roget 27/Aug/94 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/94 2nd
goi.ashmore 27/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 -
Hidden 10/Aug/93 Solo
Ovenpaa ?/May/93 Lead
RichardMc ??/1992 Lead
Andy Say 07/Sep/91 Solo
Laramadness 26/Aug/91 Lead dog
andy tetsill ?/Aug/91 TR
Hidden 09/Jul/91 Lead
Hidden 10/May/91 2nd
Rob Davies 27/Apr/91 TR
Hidden 16/Sep/90 Lead
uphillnow 07/Sep/90 Solo

Almost certainly on a day out with Mark Gray,

Rich Kirby 29/Apr/90 2nd
with Andy Mackay
Hidden 04/Aug/89 2nd
John Marsland 17/Jun/89 Lead
with Dave Mould
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hammy 10/Jun/88 Lead
with Colin Struthers
Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
sadams 26/Apr/87 Solo
with Guy Townsend
Tom V ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 01/Jul/86 Solo
steve prior ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with Paul B
Hidden 30/May/86 2nd dog
Hidden 29/May/86 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/86 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/85 2nd
charlesmfrench 21/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden 20/Oct/84 Lead O/S
malc 06/May/84 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Apr/83 Solo
Rob Davies ??/1983 2nd


with John Stevenson, Brian Hannon
stp 13/Jun/82 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/81 -
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/81 -
Hidden 18/Apr/80 Solo
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
tapley 26/Jun/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
petemeads ??/1978 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/76 TR
mikej 01/Jun/71 TR
with Wil Hurford
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