Rockfax Description
The prominent groove gives a fine climb, though the approach has its fair share of dodgy rock. It may have a peg in it, but it doesn't need one. The main groove is pumpy fun. © Rockfax

FA. Barry Webb, C.Curtis 1961

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Hidden 28/Sep 2nd rpt
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/Aug 2nd O/S

Contrary to the opinions of many here I thought this was a good route, bit of loose rock down low but plenty of nice/airy climbing above to make up for it. Plus, it gets the last of the evening sun (and was Penny's first HVS lead)

penny.orr 09/Aug Lead O/S

My first HVS lead. Was very scary due to loose rock but very fun up high - cool and committing moves to get into the groove. Beautiful view from the top too!

JonesE 19/Jul 2nd β

nice techy direct start, some dodgy rock then a very nice thuggy crack to finish with good hand jams.

with jim jarvis
rich_hw 18/Jul Lead O/S
with gavin_pcc
Hidden 27/Jun 2nd
Hannes B 15/May 2nd
with Neil C
Canyak ??/2015 -
Andy Peak 1 03/Aug/14 Lead

bottom bit is not grate but the top is fine and steday 5b

derekb 03/Aug/14 2nd
the power 03/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Just shite s h I t e

with rob
Jono_LS16 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
admackie 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S


sopaz 08/Jun/14 2nd
Duncan Campbell 13/Apr/14 2nd

Pumpy in the top groove!

with Bubbles
Derek Furze 19/Mar/14 AltLd
with Paul Mitchell
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
J.Wells 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ima Nahumury
Nick Wallis ?/Jul/13 Lead
with Simon Cooke, Martin Cooper
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/13 2nd O/S
jkarran 01/Sep/12 2nd

Dreadful. 20m of dangerous walking on loose rock for 5m of reasonable climbing. Not worth the risk and not HVS.

with Grant
GrantB 01/Sep/12 Lead

It's got a nice little section entering the groove, but apart from that, it's a truly dreadful route. Don't bother.

with James
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Joughton 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S

better route than in looks from below, stiff for the grade

Howard Lawledge 14/May/12 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Brannock 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Good route, tough moves pulling into the grove, lower section bit lose and indistinct.

Jim Slater 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 31/Jul/11 2nd

A bit on the loose side - maybe the description should be amended to reflect this.

Hidden 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with andy
kingholmesy ??/2011 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
bigdrew 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Graeme Hammond 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great positions in the upper part, but got quite pumped and thought I might peel, having probably not recovered from the first route of the evening! We took the scenic route down as it was getting very dark via Eyam... don't ask :o

with Rob
Ketu 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S
smudge 12/May/10 Lead O/S

Loose rock on the lower section, fine if you handle with care. Top section is great and quite airy, very good climb.

with Joe Shaw
Tony Holdsworth 09/May/10 AltLd rpt

Rich lead P2 with a hang - followed with cold hands grateful not to be leading.

with Richard White
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
BeccaSnowden 07/May/10 Lead dog

Alot of loose rock on the lower section. A major hold fell off on the top section, was a bit freaked out by then so ended up taking lots of rests. Got up it in the end though. Really hard!

thomasadixon 07/May/10 2nd O/S

Nails! Loose as hell on the lower bit and the top bit was harder than E2s I'd done here earlier that day...

with Becca
mark20 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

bit of an adventure...

markfairbank 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Ian Moore
Hidden ??/2010 -
Lou Kennedy 02/Jul/09 Lead
Adam Potter 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
thebigfriendlymoose 05/May/09 2nd β
with Stephen
metal arms 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Brown 31/Mar/09 Lead rpt

2nd J Crook 07.06.08

with Henry
Pilch 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Wasn't sure of the correct line up to the groove, but tackled the lower wall as directly as I could, The groove got quite pumpy with no decent rests, an exciting route.

with Ed
EdShep 22/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
roberto18 20/Jul/08 AltLd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Brian Rodgers 14/May/08 Lead O/S
philhilo 14/May/08 2nd
jamesturnbull ?/May/08 Lead
with aiden
Andrew Sloan 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Sankey 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Luke
Nicos 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
colin milton 08/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Hidden 28/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 2nd β
Roget 02/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 29/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Bob Marks
Hidden 07/Aug/90 2nd
Hidden 19/Dec/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
sadams 13/Jul/85 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
Hidden 01/Jun/85 2nd
sadams 20/May/85 Lead
with John from London
sadams 19/May/85 Lead
with John from London
sadams 06/Apr/85 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Nov/83 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 17/Oct/82 Lead O/S


nbotting ??/1982 Lead
Mark Kemball 10/Oct/81 Lead
with John Jefferies
uphillnow 23/Aug/81 -
with Richard Griffiths, Mark Gray
Hidden 14/Jun/81 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/81 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
tapley 19/Apr/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Bruce Kerr 03/Apr/80 Lead
with Dave Page
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
jcw 10/Jun/79 -
with Martin Harris
mikej 19/May/77 Lead
with Mike Byles
Derek Ryden ??/1976 2nd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
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Hidden, Kynabauchary, Hidden, PeteWilson, Hidden, Shauna, JaseSSDD
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