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.

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

Lead on Theo's gear. Cracking route.

theomoore 16/Jun 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 Lead dog
danielroymoss 10/Jun TR

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

mrteale 09/Jun 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 2nd rpt
john lynch 01/Jun 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
LRob 31/May Lead G/U
oread 30/May Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May Lead
bigdrew 21/May Lead rpt
markalmack 10/May 2nd rpt
with little tom
WB 10/May Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 07/Apr 2nd
Canyak ??/2015 -
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Found lower section easy but top section felt quite hard.

apw 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
GuyVG 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
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
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
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead
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
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead
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
Hidden 19/Jun/07 Lead
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
Hidden 02/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/03 Lead
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
Hidden 29/Apr/01 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/00 Lead
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/99 Lead
GeoffG 22/May/99 Lead
lost.arrow 19/Jul/98 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/98 2nd
Hidden 21/May/96 Lead
ste_d 13/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 10/May/94 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/93 Lead
Roget 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with colin
whispering nic ?/Jul/92 -
with Graham Iles
Hidden 06/Aug/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/91 Lead
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
Hidden 12/Nov/89 Lead
John Marsland 17/Jul/88 2nd
with Dave Soles
Hidden 21/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/88 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1988 -
shark 08/Nov/87 Lead
with Seb Grieve
Hidden 07/Jun/87 Lead
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

with Luke Steer
Dave Musgrove 26/Mar/87 Lead
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1987 -
keefe 29/Nov/86 -
Hidden 25/Jul/86 Lead
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
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 -
derekb ??/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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