Rockfax Description
The central crack gives a fine little route, steep, sustained and often a bit of a struggle. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The right hand of the 2 central cracks gives a fine route. Climb the short and grassy lower wall to the start of the crack proper. Quite sustained for the grade.

FA. Jack Soper and members of SUMC 1957

Ticklists: Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

Hidden 31/Aug 2nd β
Hidden 30/Aug Lead O/S
Hoyes 27/Jun Lead O/S
admackie 06/Jun Lead rpt


GermanAlex 04/May Lead O/S

Yes it's only 4b, but every single move is 4b. Thank god for the good bridging rests and solid jams.

with Jack
Derek Furze 02/May 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
georgenvk 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
madasten 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Like many people I was mislead by the Rockfax guide and thought this was the Severe 4a! I was taking Ste out for his first rock climbing experience and promised to find something dead easy and enjoyable. I don't think it ticked either box for him! I enjoyed it though, although VS 4b is definitely more like it than S 4a!

with Ste, Gaz
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead
treg 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Clean on-sight, but only just. Quite a struggle at the grade with little good gear near the top. 4c gets my vote. No polish though, which was nice.

with Patrick
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
sting 06/Aug/13 TR
with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion
Martin Haworth 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 13/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
Tony Holdsworth 07/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Nick Mitchell
Andrew Sloan 11/Nov/12 2nd rpt

Very polished. Climbed it about 15 years ago and rememember it being pretty stiff for VS then.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt

Nice day, frequent sunny spells.

with Andy Sloan
jasonpm 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Steve IMC
Hidden 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Lukem6 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Finished, this times the crows nest was abandoned, just a little dust and feathers.

Fragmod 17/Jun/12 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S

great route and surprisingly unpolished

cragtyke 17/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Palindrome ?/Oct/11 2nd
Jonathan Hall 14/Jul/11 Lead

Lead after the two girls tried and stopped at the crux, they thought it was the severe, as did I. Thought it seemed a bit tough at severe!

with Rob Middleton, Jane Rigby, Hannah Moulton
biobuild 07/Jun/11 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Lukem6 04/Jun/11 Lead dnf


ben_250 05/May/11 Lead O/S

hard at the grade

with Tom
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
grubes 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Alex
Alex Thompson 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S

1st Fumble Drop of rack of wires...

with Luke
Ropeboy 22/Jun/10 Lead

Hard for the grade

with Bunny
Oliver Branagan 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Okay, but quite in your face and thuggy.

with Mikey B, Miles M
Babika 25/Oct/09 TR dog

I led half this route in the mistaken belief that it was Morning Crack S 4a! Ho ho. Pretty sustained and thuggy especially the wider top section and I had to the rest on the rope, struggling to get a hex out . Several loose holds on the horrible short lower wall section...

with Charles Leek
Tony Holdsworth 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Haworth
colin milton 03/Oct/09 2nd
with Sari Nevala
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead
Shauna 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Jules
Ketu 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
Dinger 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Davies
Hidden 28/May/09 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/May/09 Lead
amstel 17/May/09 2nd
benjizac 26/Oct/08 2nd dog

This took us much longer than it should have done, but otherwise a very enjoyable, challenging and energy sapping climb.

with Rory Juss
Brown 04/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Bridget
bridget143 04/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
Simon Caldwell 31/May/08 Lead O/S

Climbed under the impression that it was Morning Crack (the topo is wrong). No wonder it felt hard and bold for Severe!

with Carmen
Oli 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Dw
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 26/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Lead dnf
Phil1967 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Also with Dan and Tom

with Ed
smudge 09/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Phil
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/98 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/97 2nd
Roget 17/Mar/96 Lead rpt
tlr ?/Nov/94 Lead
with Pete D
Chris Ellis 22/Jun/94 Lead rpt
with Gamba, Rachel Nicolson
Hidden 09/Nov/91 2nd O/S
OMSKB ?/Jul/89 TR
timbanton ?/Mar/89 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
sadams 19/May/85 Lead
with John from London
babymoac ??/1985 -
Nevil 12/Mar/83 -
charlesmfrench 13/Apr/82 Lead O/S
andy tetsill ?/Sep/81 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Chris Terrey 20/Jun/81 Lead
with Gerry Dunford
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
Hidden 23/Nov/80 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/78 Lead
Hidden 05/Feb/77 2nd
Chris Ellis 09/Jul/76 2nd
with Dave Ellis
uphillnow ??/1976 -
Nigel Bond 29/Nov/75 Lead
with Andy Brown
tapley 08/Nov/75 AltLd
with Alison Tapley
Mark Kemball 25/Oct/75 Lead
with Ian Grace
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 08/Apr/73 Lead
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
greenbuoy 26/May/71 Lead
with Bob Lister
bob@daysmill ??/1971 Lead β
mikej 03/Mar/68 Lead
with Wil Hurford
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