Rockfax Description
The leaning crack has a reachy start from the right then gives glorious jamming to a final wide grovel. Good value at the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown (with a little aid from the rope) 1951

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

soph 05/Jun Lead rpt
with Tony Stone
Rachel Slater 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Start was quite committing but fun jamming after that!

tim newton 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Angus Taylor 26/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Clearly need to work on my jamming, completely shut down on this. managed to work past the first hand crack but struggled to stick the fist jams, and gave up.

Mark Duncan 25/Jul/14 Lead dog

Brilliant climb, well protected and great full on jaming! Just so pumpy and energy sapping especially in heat, hense the rests.

James rogers86 20/Jul/14 Lead

Felt harder and bolder than any other HVS I've done before hard moves from the jams and pumpy.

peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 2nd


Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead dog
masa-alpin 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

A big bruise was made in the side of my left knee... The starting move was hard, particularly when the crucial hold was wet. A good traditional HVS!

with Simon P
Cake 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Really good - had to shout. I would guess the start is always slimey. In fact the whole thing is slimey. Wonderful and sustained

with Matt
LakesWinter 02/Jun/12 2nd


with Cake
gregoritos 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 20/May/12 2nd
with Greg
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Great climbing which is much better than it looks, add this to your wish list! It has a hard start (had to avoid a wet jug) but then climbs like dream on good jams and jugs even if a few of them were a bit wet/slimy in places, and great gear too. Not as hard as I remember on 2nd a few years ago but then trying out tape gloves before probably made it harder (the only time I have). QUALITY :) some one had removed the vegetation out of the crack since I was last here too which probably improved it further as would more traffic on this jamming gem.

with Cleo
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 02/May/11 Lead O/S


with Mike
joese7en 03/Aug/10 Lead dog

hum, hard or just being blind?

Pete Graham 03/Jun/10 2nd
John Pickles 26/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
riddle 23/May/10 Lead dog

Stunning climb, would have like to have onsited this one.

Hidden ?/May/10 2nd O/S
keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
AJ007 28/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead dog
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Patrick Daniel
Jim Slater 14/May/08 Lead dnf

Unable to do the difficult move at the start.

with Andy Jobling
Toby Dunn 30/Aug/07 2nd
with Ruth
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/06 Lead rpt
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Jonny Reay
MikeDowsett ??/2006 2nd
TonyF ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/05 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S

Superb jamming.

with George Frost
Leofallon 29/Jun/03 2nd

Several rests ( needed!) This area is sandbag central in terms of the grades in the guidebook

Ropeboy 28/Jun/01 Lead

Intended as a warm up but was completely pumped after!

Hidden 17/Jul/98 Solo O/S
sadams 13/May/97 Lead O/S
with Hugh Cottom
Roget 27/Aug/94 Lead O/S
uphillnow ?/Sep/90 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 -
J R R Hartley ?/Jul/87 2nd O/S
with Dez Barnett
Tom V ??/1987 -
Hidden 21/Sep/86 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/86 Lead dog
Chris Ellis 26/Oct/85 2nd
with Andy Barker
charlesmfrench 11/Jul/85 Lead O/S
stp 18/Jun/85 Solo rpt
Nigel Bond 31/May/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 01/Jun/71 2nd
with Wil Hurford
Dave Musgrove 20/Jul/69 2nd

12 other climbs done today - no details recorded

with Speedy Smith
mikej 08/Jun/69 Lead
with Alan Booth, Mike Browne
mikej 02/Jul/67 TR
with Nigel Sumner
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Lenny, papalazarou, Hidden, Michael Hood, Steve Waters, Mynydd, tommytwotone, Hidden
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