Rockfax Description
Fine sustained face climbing through the bulges and thin crack above. Finish direct (maybe a bit loose, but much more satisfying) or traverse off left (along Alcasan). Top end of the grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Good climbing through the bulges and thin crack above. Finish direct (loose) or traverse off left (on Alcasan).

FA. Tom Proctor, M.Peters 1967

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

climber34neil 24/May 2nd

With pete

JEP 24/May 2nd dog
Chriswallis2 22/May Lead β

clipped Mike's gear

with Mike W
Mike W 22/May Lead O/S
with chris
Hidden 16/May Lead O/S
phil64 13/May 2nd

techy start then quite steep to tricky top wall, nicely led Andy, definitely top end E2 easy E3?

with Andy Bowman
dom94 19/Apr Lead O/S

Wicked line of holds up the face.

harry_lewis 19/Apr 2nd O/S
BigTone 10/Apr 2nd dog
Graeme Smithy ?/Mar Lead O/S

lead os with dad - quite a hard start and a nice headwall = probably best not to fall off top wall.

Mark Grist 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Doldon
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead
deacondeacon 16/Jun/15 Lead β

Lead on Theo's gear. Cracking route.

theomoore 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great route. the hard section is longer than the routes which start up Windhover, which makes it more interesting.

with Deacon
Gambit 11/Jun/15 Lead dog
danielroymoss 10/Jun/15 TR

found the start very delicate then a huge amount of stamina to deal with the overlaps.

mrteale 09/Jun/15 Lead

Got pumped out of my mind on the first overlap and then got the fear higher up and traversed off! Boo.

with MrBlond
Hidden 03/Jun/15 2nd rpt
john lynch 01/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
LRob 31/May/15 Lead G/U
oread 30/May/15 Lead O/S
steveb2006 27/May/15 Lead

The other great Stoney E2

with David Andrew
bigdrew 21/May/15 Lead rpt
markalmack 10/May/15 2nd rpt
with little tom
WB 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 07/Apr/15 2nd
Canyak ??/2015 -
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Found lower section easy but top section felt quite hard.

Pete Wimbush 11/Sep/14 2nd
with Graham Hammond
Brannock 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jshields 13/Aug/14 Lead
with George Salt, Jeff Ingman
climber34neil 04/Aug/14 -
drysori ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Felt like a path doing this straight after Bitterfingers!

Olli-C 12/Jul/14 2nd dog
ashtond6 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dav 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Be aware, there's a large(ish)stone perched on the edge at the top. Was going to remove it on the way down but lowered off the route to the left and couldn't get back to it.

with Gill B
WillDoyle 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Gympaul ?/Jun/14 -
Si dH 31/May/14 Lead

Ground up, first time i got flash pumped at the bulge and had to rest. Lowered off, pulled the ropes then did it. Quite sustained.

with Neil Furniss
Duncan Campbell 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Pretty cheeky!! Very high quality though, worth every 3 stars for sure!

with Tom martin
Stoney Boy 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Nick Conway
Wood for Trees 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

tough pull low down, rude.

with Ben the rollerblader
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 11/Mar/14 Lead

Found the transishon beteween the bulges and the slab hard to read , went up wrog handed twice :-( a bit guted,

with Hayden Jones
tebs 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

After a complete failure to get off the ground on the Windhover start, despite having done it twice. This felt like a bit of a relief, despite having another hard start. After the flake section things eased a bit, but the whole route felt fully involved, and much further than 20m! Brilliant.

with Rob Adie, Sam
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
markalmack 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
samt ??/2013 -
Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead
Haydn Jones 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with pep
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Daniel Heath 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Remus
catblack 08/Sep/12 Lead dnf

first trad fall in 3 years. bottom section more sustained than i was expecting, possibly a little ambitious after having a month off due to injury

drcorbasisgod 27/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Dave Foster 04/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Foot popped off mangey smear reaching for undercut on left at overlap. Touched ground on rope stretch and had it clean second go so claiming ground up! Great sustained face climbing after the bulge and a touch bold up top.

with Robin, Si 2
Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S


JulesV 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
JRae 11/May/12 2nd

Lead as a "warm up". Backed off after doing the hard stuff.. Too much sport. Quality route!

with M Scott
Brannock 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 -
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hannes B 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Joughton 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Got quite cold on this, the two finger pocket low down was particularly painful... definitely top end E2

Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 03/Sep/11 2nd
with loundsy
nai 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
bigdrew 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rich R
steve_yo 13/Aug/11 2nd
with smacks
andy gittins ?/Aug/11 2nd
with T Raffle
Speeddemonsi 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd rpt
J.Wells 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Misha 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Pretty much cruised this. A few stiff pulls to get to the break, fairly obvious moving through the bulge (just don't hang around), then an excellent balancy head wall. Slightly spoiled by a grotty finish but that's just the last few metres, otherwise the rock is pretty solid, so not sure the left hand finish makes much sense. Don't think this should be at the top of the Rockfax E2 graded list.

with Mark
ellis 02/Jun/11 2nd rpt

Previously led O/S

with Tom Bridgeland
Chris Wright 29/May/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 09/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Tom
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Andy S
smudge 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Fab route, very sustained. Left hand finish.

Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mark20 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
mattyork2 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Nick Rabb
Nicos 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Gary Wheeler
thomasadixon 07/May/10 2nd rpt

Didn't remember it being that hard, was nails! Proper sandbagged Mike when I told him it was easy...

with Mike
TonyF ??/2010 -
galpinos 12/Sep/09 2nd


with Ben T
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with guy, andy, al
Alex Mason 19/Aug/09 Lead β

Flash, on steves gear at the end of the day, great route, hard.

Andrew Barker 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
willackers 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Napier
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/09 Lead
steveb2006 20/Jun/09 Lead

Val doesnt second

Sankey 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Very good climbing all the way.

with Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead rpt
alaan 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Fran, Ben and Dave
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Willis
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
steveb2006 25/May/08 Lead

Val belays only

IanJackson 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Luke Hunt
Al Evans ??/2008 -
JulesV ??/2008 Lead rpt
with toby dunn
Brown 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Walker
steveb2006 19/Jun/07 Lead

Rains at top

with Roland Smith
Boy ??/2006 -
nige 30/Oct/04 Lead
with nick colton
Dave Bond 02/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
steveb2006 02/Jun/04 Lead
with Paul Ramsden
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
steveb2006 03/Jun/03 Lead
with Paul Eastwood
Hidden 14/May/02 Lead
jamiev ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S

terrified on this!

with Adrian Berry
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2002 -
Carl Smethurst 08/Dec/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Carl Smethurst 08/Jul/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
steveb2006 29/Apr/01 Lead

After Pete fails on Windhover

with Pete Carter
steveb2006 08/Aug/00 Lead
with Roland Smith
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
steveb2006 25/Sep/99 Lead

Nick Fortey belays

GeoffG 22/May/99 Lead
lost.arrow 19/Jul/98 2nd
steveb2006 11/Jun/98 2nd

Rob needs 2 rests but still a good effort

with Rob Gambles
steveb2006 21/May/96 Lead
with Rob Gambles
ste_d 13/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with mik
steveb2006 10/May/94 Lead
with Jo Pycroft
crossleysm ?/May/94 Lead O/S
steveb2006 06/Mar/93 Lead
with Mike Pycroft
Roget 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with colin
whispering nic ?/Jul/92 -
with Graham Iles
Hidden 06/Aug/91 Lead rpt
steveb2006 23/Mar/91 Lead
with Simon Mee
keefe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
Glenn Sutcliffe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
with keefe
Neil R 21/Apr/90 2nd

One rest to remove runner at overhang.

with Howard
Rich Kirby ?/Feb/90 2nd
steveb2006 12/Nov/89 Lead
with Simon Mee
Martin Bennett 24/Oct/88 -
with Cec
John Marsland 17/Jul/88 2nd
with Dave Soles
steveb2006 21/Jun/88 Lead
with Chris Grafton
Hidden 30/Mar/88 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1988 -
shark 08/Nov/87 Lead
with Seb Grieve
steveb2006 07/Jun/87 Lead

Led after Gez fails

with Gez Morgan, Mervyn Dudley
Billg 04/May/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Stoney Boy ?/May/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/87 -
uphillnow 27/Mar/87 2nd

as lead later that year. Repeated 13/3/16 as second with Graeme

with Luke Steer
Dave Musgrove 26/Mar/87 Lead
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1987 -
keefe 29/Nov/86 -
steveb2006 25/Jul/86 Lead
with Gary Burton
charlesmfrench 22/Jun/86 2nd O/S
John Marsland 14/Jun/86 Lead
neilh 15/Mar/86 Lead O/S
with dave marsh
Hidden 01/Jan/86 Lead β
Chris Wright 01/Aug/85 Lead
sadams 30/Jul/85 2nd
with Robin Curley
shark 09/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Mark Mitchell
Hidden 09/Jun/85 2nd
sadams 18/May/85 2nd
with John from London
Bruce Kerr 08/Apr/85 Lead
with Dave Bartle
sadams 05/Apr/85 Lead
Bulls Crack ??/1985 Lead O/S
with RW
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
andy gittins ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
mark-abz 16/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Kev H
Hidden ?/Jun/82 Lead O/S
Gezzer ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Merv Dudley
Mike Owen 13/May/81 Lead O/S
with Eric Rooseberry
Hidden 16/Apr/81 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1981 Lead rpt

Done this many times.

with Rich Lewis (a.k.a. 'Dick Hairs')
Hidden ?/Oct/80 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 26/Apr/80 Lead
with Tim Leech
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/1978 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 Lead

Held Tom's rope on the first free ascent, 1973/4, but had to use the aid peg myself. Lead free in 75. Got a slide somewhere from the FFA...

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