Rockfax Description
The rounded arete provides an excellent little route now the cloaking birch has been pruned. Approach the rib via a wide diagonal crack. Above this there is one fierce pull (small wires) before it eases to fine climbing up the rib. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Hardwick 1976

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

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Calum Wadsworth 25/Sep Lead O/S

Good route, bad idea to warm up on it. was also bloody hot!

Ruairidh Wadsworth
soph 25/May Lead O/S
Chris Handy
rurp 21/Apr Lead dnf
bigdrew 17/Apr Lead rpt
the power 07/Mar Lead dnf


morganator 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Stan Halstead
Coel Hellier 29/Sep/13 Lead
dominic lee 28/Sep/13 2nd
daniel lee
Hidden 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Alex Winter 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Stinking hot. Found the move up to the wire much harder than the one above it. Not sure if this was because I was sweating like a bastard, or because I didn't step on the tree stump. Felt much stiffer than FFE or FH.

Pete Rigby 06/May/13 Lead dnf
Kelli Roberts
Alex@home 07/Feb/13 Lead rpt
The Doctor
deacondeacon 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice route, pretty steady. Weird upward pointing cam was a little disconcerting.

Andy Peak 1 31/Aug/12 2nd
Andrew Deckon
Hidden 06/Aug/12 2nd
BRoe 21/May/12 2nd rpt

Good effort by Mark in the roasting heat.

MarkRoe 21/May/12 Lead O/S
BRoe 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

didn't have a small enough master cam for the chalked up pocket so I had so smash a number 6 dragon left of the tree, sketchfest.

tom.e 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Not sure if is cricket but I stood on the tree trunk. Still felt like a really nice route. Might have to do it again without...

Jim Slater 25/Feb/12 2nd dog
climb the peak 19/Feb/12 Lead β
Matt Cooke 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Si 2
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chiverstom 04/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Adam Butterworth, Jon leighton
simon1965 03/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Could not workout the sequence.Happy with gear but felt hard how I tried it.

Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 2nd
bigdrew 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Small wire is still there and pretty good.

harold walmsley 09/Jun/11 2nd dog

Slipped off crux on first go, went for it before sorting out the move properly

Colin Struthers
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 17/May/11 Lead O/S

Some hard moves going on! Saved it for end of the day which was probably a mistake. Anyway, glad to pull it off, cos at one point protection was - Nada!

Hidden 02/May/11 Lead dnf
mark20 02/May/11 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2011 2nd O/S
Richard B
joese7en 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

used the tree for my feet, bad?ethics?? pleasant unsustained climbing, easy E2 easy 5c

riddle 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
JulesV 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dave evans
gordonday 31/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Dave Foster 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Small nut placement is no more, unless I was being a wally. Take a selection of C3s or it might be a monster run out from the tree. Fantastic route and surely only two stars because every other route here is a classic.

duzinga 12/Jun/10 Lead β

with a lot of beta from Pete about the moves and gear placements.still took ages to do.

Kirk, Pete Harris
drysori 20/May/10 Lead O/S
RalphC 20/May/10 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/Apr/10 Lead
Rich Cross
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Misha 18/Oct/09 Lead dog

Fell off on the first tricky move going up to the tree due to missing the obvious sequence (d'oh!), then fell off on the last hard move going up the arete due to not getting a foot placement right - was straightforward on the second go, how annoying! The tree has been felled.

Hidden 19/Sep/09 -
mbutton 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Gareth Williams
Hidden 12/Jun/09 -
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd rpt
eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 20/Sep/08 2nd
Paz 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 15/Sep/08 Lead O/S

fantastic route. great moves through-out. a little known gem!!! I think the said birch has been chopped.

Andy Reeve
andi turner 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S

What a great nut placement....

Mark Sharratt
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
Hidden 27/Jan/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Brian Rodgers 06/Oct/07 Lead β
ASchwirtz 05/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead
John Southworth ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Chris Snell
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Boy ??/2006 -
Iggy_B 27/May/05 Lead O/S
Simon Shaw
shark 23/Jan/05 2nd rpt
Joe Picalli
Hidden 20/May/04 Lead
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/03 2nd
CrashMat Rob 22/Feb/03 2nd
Martin Whelan
Dave Bond 19/Oct/02 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/Jun/02 TR
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Ian Smith
PaulTanton ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
Dave Taylor
goi.ashmore 22/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Roy Thomas
ian caton ??/2000 Lead O/S
shark 10/Jan/99 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/98 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/98 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/97 AltLd rpt
Laramadness ??/1997 Lead
BruceW ??/1997 Lead dnf

Felt hard at E1 5c!

Keith S.
Roget 02/Jul/96 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/May/96 Lead
switch ??/1996 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/94 2nd
Stoney Boy 09/May/93 Lead O/S
Andy Elliot, Bob Marks
Hidden 23/Aug/92 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Jun/92 Lead
Kim Greenald
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/92 Solo rpt
Roget 22/Sep/91 2nd O/S
colin, baccy
Hidden 27/May/91 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/90 Solo rpt
Bruce Kerr 24/Mar/90 Lead
Perric Crellin
tapley 31/Aug/89 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden 01/Nov/88 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/87 Lead
John Marsland 21/Sep/86 Lead
Dave Cousins
Hidden 21/Jun/86 Lead
sadams 03/May/86 Lead
Mark Bonham
Ian Jones ??/1985 Lead O/S
Mick Ward
Mark Kemball 08/May/83 Lead
Paul Clark
Andy Edgar ??/1976 2nd

first ascent following Mick with Richard Hopkins et al

Mick Hardwick
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 27
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 27
Votes cast 27
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
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