Rockfax Description
From a short way up Empress Crack, follow the low break out onto the wall. Make a hard move to the next break then climb the face by more tricky moves. For those who can't manage the crux moves, traversing the next break up is easier - 5b. © Rockfax

FA. Tim Leach 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Tslater ?/May 2nd dog

Polished footholds

Hidden 20/Apr 2nd dog
thrutch 17/May/14 Lead β
with Sven
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead
Curly Rich 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Took a while to find the key at the start. Tough.

with Anna, Ollie
bigdrew ??/2013 2nd O/S
gregoritos 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead dnf
Graeme Hammond 26/Sep/11 Lead rpt

too pumped to notice how good this really was last time, jumped off the traverse 1st go tonight after lack of commitment, then clean 2nd go.

harold walmsley 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Tough. Strenuous low down, green and slopey on the moves above the half-way break.

with Colin Struthers
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 21/May/11 2nd
with Misha, Ian Wyatt
Misha 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Hard traverse to start with followed by enjoyable easier climbing above. Also tried the Desperot boulder problem but couldn't commit do / do the crux lunge for the jug.

with Ian W, Brian
shaky2 04/May/11 TR

second break

Hidden 04/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 04/May/11 TR
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

had hard hard with dan arkle

nick ferro 13/Nov/10 TR
with Tomek C
davewsargent 20/Jun/10 2nd
Jonathan Hall 30/May/10 Lead

Had a bit of an epic fail, but I did the moves imbetween pussying off into the severe for runners.

chrisbussell 27/Apr/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
keith leonard ??/2010 Lead
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Patrick Daniel
John Marsland 03/Sep/06 2nd dog

in the rain

with Goi
goi.ashmore 02/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
Boy ??/2006 -
uphillnow 10/Oct/03 Lead
nickdonohue ?/Jun/03 2nd
with Jim Barradale
Hidden 06/Sep/01 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/99 2nd
Rich Kirby 19/May/99 Lead O/S
with Hugh
Hidden 10/Aug/97 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/97 Lead
Roget 07/Jun/97 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/97 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/96 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/95 Lead RP
Roget 13/Feb/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 17/May/91 Lead
Rich Kirby 29/Apr/90 2nd
with Andy Mackay
John Marsland 17/Jun/89 2nd
with Dave Mould
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden 05/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 10/May/88 Lead
Tom V ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 23/Jul/85 Lead O/S
KRB 29/Jun/85 Solo O/S
stp 18/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ??/1985 Lead


High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
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High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 8
Votes cast 7
Style of ascent
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