Rockfax Description
The crack-line right of Helmut provides a fine workout. Steep and well-protected, the name is somewhat misleading as the crack is seldom used by those in the know! © Rockfax

FA. Tom Proctor, John Kirk 1979. Previously aided.

Ticklists: World Graded List.

Hidden 10/Sep TR O/S
oread 06/Sep Lead O/S
bigdrew 30/Jul Lead rpt
markalmack 27/Jun 2nd O/S
with will
Andy Peak 1 26/May Lead O/S

Fantastick route, never thorte I wold be Abel to climb things like this:-) next time Oliver.

Duncan Campbell 22/Jul/14 Lead dog

So hot. I was sweating bucket loads the whole way up. Messed it up trying to get to the peg and fell off, then had a rest at the peg. Really good, but don't go and do this when it is in the full summer sun!!

with Rach
Hannes B 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Robin
Rachel Slater 07/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tim newton 07/Jul/14 Lead O/S

3rd E4 lead of the day. Having already got mega pumped on wee doris and taking an age on pickpocket I was well tired before I set off. At the crux my footwork let me down somewhat, my forearms felt like they might burst and I was rather panic stricken as I was too tired to place much gear. Fortunately, I clawed up it

bigdrew 01/Jun/14 Lead dog

quick rest on the rope - if I didn't wimp out it would have been fine..

with Dan
Hidden 15/May/14 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Aug/13 2nd
samt ??/2013 -
Speeddemonsi 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
valecoastclimber 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Joughton 26/Jun/12 Lead dog

Gutted to fall off this but I don't have any excuses this time - this was just too hard for me! The climbing felt at least 7a, but there is a lot of bomber gear which makes it stiff E4.

Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/May/12 TR


Hidden ?/May/12 Lead rpt
gregoritos 18/Mar/12 Lead dog

the shame.

stephenhartley ??/2012 2nd RP
with Burns
Dave Turnbull, BMC 03/Aug/11 TR

6x on shunt, have led in past

Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tuftynick 24/May/11 2nd rpt
with ben winston, rich cross
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

got all the moves and in 2 overlapping halves

kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead dog

One fall at the second overlap.

Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd dog
dav 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Gill B
jamiev 13/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Tom Lewis
bigie bob 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
ian caton 04/Oct/09 Lead dog

Loads of 7a's easier than this. Took 4 falls, lowered, rested, did it.

with Abi
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
duzinga 15/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Pete Harris
Dave Warburton 14/Aug/09 Lead G/U

Fell twice figuring out the first overlap. Nearly fell above the second overlap, but hung on just. Felt like my hardest lead to date, though technically i've done harder...

Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
DavidEvans 29/Jun/09 2nd
with Jules Vulliamy
steve_biczyk 16/Jun/09 TR β
with Keith & Mark
Alex Mason 13/Jun/09 Lead β

Seen steve climb this before, but, really it was anti-beta cos he made it look hard and i cruised it.

with Nick Rabb
Franco Cookson OLD ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S

had just belayed dave. On his runners as I recall.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/May/09 2nd
with Nic Sellers
Brown 02/Apr/09 Lead β

Gear in & only cleanish.

with Henry
Ram MkiV 28/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Al
JulesV ??/2009 Lead rpt
with dave evans
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
fizzy_elephant 29/Jul/08 TR
with Lloyd Betsworth
Brian Rodgers 14/May/08 Lead O/S

A bit physical, but fairly straightforward and easy to read.

philhilo 14/May/08 2nd dog
morganator 12/May/08 2nd
with Neil McAdie
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 05/Sep/07 TR
with Cavey, Leo and Kevin
philhilo ??/2007 2nd dog
Dave Bond 28/Aug/06 Lead β
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2002 -
Steve Bell 23/May/99 Lead O/S
with Geoff Radcliffe
Hidden 19/Jul/97 2nd
phardman 08/Jul/97 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/96 Lead dog
Roget 10/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with jon
robyn1 ??/1993 -
Billg ??/1992 Lead O/S
Ian Jones ??/1992 Lead RP

Desperate. Practised loads and then repeated often.

with Stevie Haston, Neil Molnar (Noddy), Tom Jones
Hidden 14/Jan/90 Lead RP
Stoney Boy 07/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
shark 20/May/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
keefe 28/Sep/86 -
Mike Owen 03/May/86 Lead O/S
with Pete Kirton
Dave Musgrove ??/1986 2nd dog

A messy ascent from both of us. The crux was wet.

with Kim Greenald
sadams 16/Jul/85 Lead
with Kevin Edwards
shark 03/May/85 TR
with Phill Dickens
Mark Kemball 28/Jun/83 2nd
with Paul Clark
derekb ??/1979 Lead
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