Rockfax Description
Climb the centre of the buttress to a tricky and butch roof (knees?) which enables you to reach holds and runners in a thin slot. Make a technical and worrying traverse out to the left arete and better holds. Exciting, varied and good value. © Rockfax

FA. Black and Tans Club members 1963

Ticklists: Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Hidden 08/May 2nd β
phil64 08/May 2nd

top end for the grade, gave the traverse a good brush so clean now!

with Andy Bowman
Hidden ??/2015 -
tim newton 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 24/Jun/14 2nd
Teappleby 17/May/14 Lead dnf

so covered in lichen I didn't finish, go through the roof fine, but then just couldn't manage the traverse, even has I brushed it was I went.

Tim Sparrow ??/2014 -
Calder 01/Sep/13 2nd

Pigging brutal. Especially for a weakling like me.

with Mark
Hidden 18/Jul/13 AltLd dog
Hidden 21/Jun/13 TR
AlexRenshaw 19/May/13 2nd
julesmckim 19/May/13 Lead dog

Not a good route to start the day with!

with Alex Renshaw
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd dog
bigdrew ??/2013 2nd O/S
Marti999 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 13/Sep/12 2nd
msoldn 25/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Bloody nails at that grade! Had several goes at crux and finally backed off just for Sam to do it first go leaving me to contemplate my grit skills.

with Sam
WB 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Guy
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with Misha, Ian Wyatt
thomasadixon 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Wussed out of the direct.

with Mike
GuyM ?/May/11 -
with will
adam carless 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Onsight apart from a failed attempt about 20 years ago. Powerful moves but not tricky to the slot. Finish isn't as "easy" as the guide suggests, stays good and hard/scary from the roof onwards.

thomasadixon 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike, Becca
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
drcorbasisgod 23/Apr/11 Lead
Dave Gilling 23/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Chris Parson
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Debbie, loundsy
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
mark20 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
joese7en 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Si dH 03/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Hard for E1. Olly failed at the roof, then I went to do it instead and fell off the traverse above. It felt like a powerful lock-off that isnt far off 5c, followed by no decent rest at the slot and then a very thin traverse that isnt far off 5c either...and was alco covered in thick grey lichen :oS

with Gary, Olly
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
davewsargent 20/Jun/10 2nd
disturbed_one51 30/May/10 Lead

finished for rob as he couldnt manage the powerful crux

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 30/May/10 2nd
John Pickles 26/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Ketu 09/Apr/10 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Excellent :D thought the crux was the traverse which felt hard and thin and probably 5c, getting to the slot was easy by comparison.

with Rob
keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead dnf
Stig 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead dog
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Patrick Daniel
gregoritos 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Nicos 09/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
nai 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
tlr 29/Aug/07 2nd
with Pom
steveb2006 27/Jul/07 Lead
craig d ?/May/07 Lead rpt
with Mark Bridgman-Smith
shark 04/Nov/06 Lead
with Rayash
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Apharri ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Hidden 03/May/04 Lead
nickdonohue ?/Jun/03 Lead
with Jim Barradale
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2003 -
steveb2006 23/Apr/02 2nd

Dick ?

Hidden 06/Sep/01 Lead
cem 06/Aug/00 Lead dnf
with Miles Butteriss
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead dog
with Ben
steveb2006 09/Jun/99 2nd
with Neville Contractor
Hidden 29/May/99 Lead
ste_d 12/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 12/Jul/98 2nd O/S
Roget 11/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with jon
Hidden 10/Aug/97 Lead
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/96 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/95 2nd
steveb2006 08/Aug/95 Lead

Fail on the direct

with Beryl Strike
steveb2006 07/May/95 Lead
with Ian Cartwright
Hidden 05/Sep/93 2nd O/S
Ovenpaa ?/May/93 Lead
steve taylor ??/1993 -
RichardMc ??/1992 Lead
with Jim Fisher
Hidden ?/Aug/91 Lead dnf
steveb2006 10/May/91 Lead
with Simon Mee
Neil R 29/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Sharon
NickJH ?/Apr/91 2nd dog
with N Hancock
steveb2006 04/Aug/89 Lead
with Simon Mee
John Marsland 17/Jun/89 2nd
with Dave Mould
Hidden ??/1989 -
Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
Tom V ??/1987 -
steveb2006 12/Jul/86 Lead

After falling off the direct finish

with Gary Burton
Dave Musgrove 13/Apr/86 -
with Kim Greenald
steveb2006 28/Sep/85 2nd

Initially fail. Gary has a go and fails, then I manage a clean lead.

with Gary Burton
charlesmfrench 30/Jun/85 Lead O/S
stp 18/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
William Robertson ??/1984 2nd O/S
with Ian Timm
Hidden 17/Apr/83 Lead
Rob Davies ??/1983 2nd


uphillnow 09/May/82 2nd
with john stanger
AlexRenshaw ??/1982 Lead
with John Arran, Ted Lister
Ian Jones ??/1981 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
mikej 01/Jun/71 TR
with Wil Hurford
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