Armageddon*** E2 5c

Rockfax Description
Start up the Windhover arete to the base of the jamming crack then head diagonally across the excellent airy upper wall. The positions are almost unrivalled in the Peak. Once given an outrageous grade of VS and, although the start is now harder due to lost holds, the wild finish is the same as it ever was. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chris Jackson, B.Starkey 1964

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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Took a few tries for first move. Upper traverse is sensational.
fuzzysheep01 - 2nd RP - 05/Sep/15 with James Walker

The start has definitely got harder since 2002/3 but once past that an absolute stunner of a route.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Joe Norris

Mark Grist - 2nd - 23/Jul/15 with Tom Doldon

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Mark Stevenson

Really hard first move and then hvs all the way. Can see why it used to get vs.
theomoore - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with robertmctague

Got dragged up start, traverse is quite exciting, made more so by deacon running out of quickdraws and not putting any gear after the crux midway through said traverse.
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/15 with deacon

Not a proper onsight as I've lead windhover a few years ago. The start felt harder than before and the peg has gone. Really cool traverse.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15

john lynch - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/15 with Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead β - 16/May/15

Peg at 3 m has gone as of last night
davewsargent - Lead dnf - 13/May/15

First few moves on P1 felt powerful. P2 had a jazzy move near the peg and the final few moves up the crack are character building. VS, i think not. P2 lead.
BigTone - AltLd dog - 10/May/15

markalmack - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with little tom

WB - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Charlotte

Climbed the crux starting moves earlier in the day. Last climb of the day in the late afternoon sun, great fun, a good first trad day of the year.
manwithacam - Lead - 21/Mar/15 with Joris

despite having worked out the start moves for windhover earlier in the day, I still had to try three times before I got up on this last route of the day. The rest was very pleasant.
Joris.Roulleau - 2nd RP - 21/Mar/15 with Dan Metcalfe

Joughton - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Canyak - 2015

having just seconded the flakes... Really good route. will have to tick the rest off.
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/14

Did in a oner this time, as it should be done. Fantastic pitch of climbing.
ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Duncan Bell

Jono_LS16 - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Split at the stance, should have just led through to the top in a one-er. Next time. Fantastic climbing.
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Alan PD

robw007 - AltLd - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Stig - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Simon1965

admackie - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with andy

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Rachel Slater

Good climbing, got a bit lost at the finish and ended over by flakes direct finish.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Can't really claim an onsight as I've already done Windhover. Awesome finish, though I did get a bit lost.
dom94 - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with Leo Hawthorne

The start is nails! 6a? Got it clean but it wasn't easy! May be some more holds have fallen off? First hard sequence to get the right foot on the good foothold, second hard sequence to get the finger jug next to the peg. After that it's plain sailing, only about HVS with perhaps a 5b sequence going over a bulge at the end, but very pleasant airy climbing. Phil had a right mare seconding and Ed wisely declined! On the whole, a very unbalanced route and although enjoyable on the top section I wouldn't say it's a Top 50 on Peak lime but worth a couple of stars. Abbed off Scoop Wall at 10.30pm and just made it to the Moon as it was about to close! Home for 1.30am - another great evening session.
Misha - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Ed, Phil

Done before, remember start was hard, now its desperate! Frigged to jug, need to see how its done again. Rest is 5a/5b.
philhilo - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/14 with misha

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with jon stewart

Apharri - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Jim Gayler

simon kimber - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Will

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/14

Hannes B - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Phil

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/13

wonderful rock
GuyVG - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/13 with oli

blaza1 - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Mike Watson

samt - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2013

Led on Daves gear. Tough moves to begin with, then a bit of poor ropework early on meant that the final pull through the overhang was a lot tougher than it needed to be due to rope drag. Lesson learnt...
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Si, Dave Foster

Steady away. Nice open climbing up top.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Robin, Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Nick

took quite a few goes to figure out the initial moves
Nick1812P - Lead RP - 21/Jul/12 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/12

nai - 2nd β - 05/Jul/12 with Andrew

Brilliant!! (mainly o/s but had done start of Windhover before which is the crux) fantastic upper wall traverse with loads of good natural gear there is no real need to clip the rusty pegs or the fluttery symbol in the latest rockfax guide. 3 star stuff :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Pete Wimbush

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Alex Minshall, Jamie

Had to downclimb the start twice, reet'ard lyk.
cookacat - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with jamie s, Dafydd

One that I will keep coming back to :) great route.
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with alex minshall, Dafydd Llywelyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

tom.e - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Luke Porter

JRae - 2nd - 02/May/12 with Jamie S, Liam P

Great route, so many pegs though!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Jonny Rae

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/12

Lovely route. The top wall reminded me of Debauchery at High Tor, similar rock and style.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Andy

really steady, so many pegs think i placed 3 bits of my own gear. really nice moves and confidence inspiring all the way
Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Guy VG, oaksi2

Billy gave me a sweet sequence for the crux pulls off the deck, easy E1/thin HVS from there
GuyVG - Lead β - 20/Aug/11 with billy, Oaksy

Easy E2, brilliant route.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Bill Lawrence, Guy Van Greuning

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Caroline

trickey shiny! start but great once you've got past it
CRiddiford - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Andy

tricky start
GuyM - Lead - Aug/11 with will

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Dave

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

J.Wells - 2nd β - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Rankine

robw007 - AltLd β - 19/Jun/11

Really cool top section!!
JRae - 2nd - 16/May/11 with P Latham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11

And Adam
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/11 with Dan McKinlay

Finally found a good sequence for the start. One of the best climbs I've done on limestone in the Peak, feels wonderfully exposed on the head wall.
smudge - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Will Kelsall

galpinos - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

decs - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Bart

Pown - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Dave Pownall

catblack - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Andy Barker

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Phil Leng

Start was tricky and rest was straight forward but steadily sapping. Great traverse. Strawberries and boots at base of abseil,thanks Lou.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with brian rodgers

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Nick Rabb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

robw007 - Lead β - Jun/10

Very good, not hard but really enjoyable.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Mike

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

reg_measures - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with neil thomas

willackers - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Rob Napier

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/09

Not exactly onsight - had just seconded Windhover which made a big difference - but still got gripped on the traverse. Ran out of draws, almost ran out of strength on the final awkward crack/bulge
Chris the Tall - Lead β - 02/Jul/09 with Matt B

simonp - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/09

galpinos - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Nick V

middlevern - Lead O/S - Mar/09

keith leonard - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/08

took me quite a few times to get the start, fantastic position.
BenJacobs - 2nd RP - 17/Aug/08 with PeakDJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Very good route. Probably is E2 IF there wasn't a really handy peg to protect the bottom, very polished section. The upper section is excellent HVS / E1 climbing with in situ pegs and plenty of other gear potential.
russonly - Lead dog - 21/May/08 with AndyN

jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with aiden

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

lukehunt - 2nd - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Al Evans - 2008

Couldnt figure the start out for ages, got fustrating, so many pegs i think i only placed one of my own rocks at the start the rest was on pegs!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with andy g

Brown - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Tom Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Al

JulesV - 2nd - 03/Aug/06 with toby dunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/06

Dave Bond - Lead - 15/Jun/06 with sam

Hidden - Jun/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Aug/05

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jul/05

nige - Lead - 21/May/05 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/02

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/00 with Cedric Favre

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 1998

leadmat - Feb/95

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1995 with Martin

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/94 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/94 with mik

NickJH - Aug/94

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/93

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/93 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/91

keefe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with keefe

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/88 with Martin Heath

Chris Wright - Lead - 18/Sep/88

John Marsland - 2nd - 17/Jul/88 with Dave Soles

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/88

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 1987

First pitch only to get to Windy Ledge.
Simon2005 - 2nd dnf - 1985 with JimB

andy gittins - 1983

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1981 with Phil Burke

Hidden - Lead - Oct/80

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 03/Jul/80 with Paul Clark

Awkward start, then very exposed. Only HVS at the time.
Andy Stephenson - Lead O/S - 25/May/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Stunning route, outrageous positions for what is mostly VS climbing.
rogerskews - AltLd - 1980 with John Blackburn

mitch1960 - Lead - 1980

uphillnow - Lead - 30/Sep/79 with Al Bennett

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 15/Jul/79 with Dave Crookes

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/79

Andy Edgar - Lead - 1978

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 30/Sep/72 with Andy Wild

mikej - Lead - 03/Mar/68 with Wil Hurford

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