Private Prosecution*** 6c

Rockfax Description
A worthwhile, direct line with good sustained climbing. The route now bears little resemblance to the original line. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
6c in guidebook

FA. Ian French, Steve France 1985. Direct Start - Gary Gibson 1998

Ticklists: Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50.

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This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Kipper-Phil Smith - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/15 with Roscoe

ended up doing some funky moves
theomoore - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15 with Roisin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jun/15

not very sustained but some tricky moves in-between reasonable rests.
Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/15 with India

eel - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Al

john lynch - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Lewis Andrew

soph - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/15 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/15

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Ed Green

Excellent route! A lot easier than expected after really struggling on Litany Against Fear which is supposed to be the same grade.
Neal Jobling - Lead O/S - 29/May/15 with Andy Burr

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 22/May/15 with Mike

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

Freezing cold day
Kipper-Phil Smith - TR - 09/May/15 with Denis, Mick

Think it was this one
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Ian Milward

quite scary in the groove
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Laura

lloydrees91 - Lead - 04/Apr/15

Wimped out after sixth bolt or smear step up. I find all bolts at this place too far apart.
simon1965 - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/15 with James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/15

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/15 with Penny Orr

combination of sapped energy and a fwe greasy quarzite holds towards the top spat me off. Really good though, will do again. Felt solid 6c and pretty run out in the harder second half.
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 15/Feb/15 with Marc Lloyd

John1458 - TR dog - 24/Jan/15

Fell just after halfway
henry.jeffreys - Lead dog - 24/Jan/15 with UBMC

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/14

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/14

guide book gives 6c and it definitely felt more like 6c at times! Great route
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with martin johnson

Jonathan Hall - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Sep/14

Stroppy - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14 with Josh Brown

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Shane Donnelly

found the move into the groove hard and the moves to the penultimate bolt hard.
leon - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/14 with fabricio

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

MartinPL - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

jeffsheard - 2nd - 20/Jun/14 with oxford john, Owen

Nearly did it after a practice TR. Didn't like the run out to the penultimate bolt
Cake - Lead dog - 20/Jun/14 with John Cooper, Jeff

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/14

mrteale - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with MrBlond

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Nice climbing. Forgot my harness so lead using some bodged up legloops made from slings. Felt about a grade easier than the adjacent Litany Against Fear. Possibly done before years ago.
stp - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Julie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14

This seems hard for 6b+ , it's 6c to me and not that easy either.
simon1965 - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Si Willshire, Scot slim boy

Superb climbing for quarried limestone... a gem
phil64 - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with matt dean, dave

small crimp near the top stopped me. aided the rest and lowered off.
DaveMo - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Ben Prince

One rest after getting confused trying to follow instructions.. Sigh.
dunky - TR dog - 19/Apr/14

morganator - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Apr/14

Got him this time. Dogged lead, TR, RP. Its still definitely 6c!
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 22/Mar/14 with Jack Knight

Ah so unhappy! Fumbled it right at the top when I should defintely have finished it and then it started to rain so I couldn't have another go :(
Jack93 - Lead dog - 22/Mar/14 with Jim Hulbert

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/14

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14

Dkoi - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Dominic, Mark Barnard

think im quite a way off leading this at the moment
Palmer - TR dog - 08/Jan/14

pie_eater_pete - 2014

MichaelGallimore - 2014

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Adam

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/13

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Sep/13

philboy - Lead - 05/Sep/13 with matt g

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 15/Jul/13 with Courty

Sustained with a couple of tough moves, definitive 6c.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Keith Poskitt, Trish Darling

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Sarah

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with dave james

Chris Wright - Lead - 19/May/13

Sweet route, particularly the bottom half. Top half confused the hell out of me, should've learned the topo line off by heart. Again sportingly bolted in the middle, would've been big fall had I gone there. Also agree it is solid 6c.
spidermonkey09 - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with Brad Staniforth

Richard P Coates - TR dnf - 06/May/13 with Courty

Chris Wright - Lead - 07/Apr/13

mrginna - Lead dog - 31/Mar/13 with John

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Simon Palmer

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Feb/13

kristian - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12

Think this is a tough 6c. I remembered how much I hate long run outs above bolts on crags that dont overhang. Didnt enjoy it; found it scarier than.the last E3 I did. One bokt position in particular just plain stupid.
Si dH - Lead dog - 06/Oct/12 with Richard Popp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/12

clmbr - Lead β - 21/Aug/12 with Guillermo

6c in new guide and I think it is worth it
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with tom reed, John Brannock

jkarran - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Grant

Brannock - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12

GrantB - Lead β - 18/Aug/12 with James

jibberingwreck - Lead dog - 27/Jul/12 with mustgetstronger

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Jul/12

soph - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Lindy Smith

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jul/12

After wandering around on the lead and falling off all the time, I nearly got the top-rope clean
Cake - TR dog - 08/Jul/12

DDDD - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/12 with Seb Grieve

migs493 - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12 with Jenny

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/12

6B+?? 6C!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/12 with Tom Doldon

move right at top to a sde pull not obvious
Tom Doldon - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/12 with sam simpson 48

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Cake - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12 with John Cooper

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

Seymore Butt - 2012

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with David Gilling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/11

steveb2006 - Lead - 12/Aug/11 with David Andrew

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11

Led after falling onsight. Various excuses (weather/conditions etc) but nowt that would stand up in court. Read the sequence wrong at middle crux and fell, after dealing with the balancy groove ok. Top went fine.
Cragrat Rich - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 12/May/11 with Pete Cresswell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/May/11

6c. A very good route.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Cat Black

came back to get it clean today, still took 2 attempts
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Alaina Beacall, neil mackie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/11

uphillnow - 2011

robandian - Oct/10

robandian - 2nd - Oct/10

MartinWilliams87 - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/10

Felt strangely familiar
Gambit - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Barney

Fell off!
migs493 - Lead dog - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Neil Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/10

Good climb, loads of great sequences between good rests. Gotta be worth 6c.
smudge - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10 with Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

this is hard shizz!!!!
Alaina - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/10 with laurence_ev

nacnud - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Natalie Tanzer

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Chris Barr

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

steveb2006 - Lead - 19/Mar/10 with David Andrew

greenclimb - Lead β - 20/Feb/10

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/09

wolverine - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Chris Coleman

gazfellows - TR - 29/Jun/09 with Dennis

gazfellows - 2nd - 29/Jun/09 with Dennis

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Derek Furze - Lead - 2009

jw231 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/08

al99 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with James Whitlock

morganator - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08 with Blonde Tom

steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Jun/08 with Paul Eastwood

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Rebecca Ellis

morganator - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Martin Cooper

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Matt

Jarin - 2nd β - 03/Apr/08 with local:-)

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Jun/07

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Neil Hillis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/07

Mick B - Lead O/S - 10/May/07 with Dave

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/06

NeilManley - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Success after being rained off last time, but have to grab quick draw by 3rd bolt
steveb2006 - Lead dog - 16/Apr/06 with Paul Ramsden

Boy - 2006

Pete (and Billy Mckee) dont second as it starts to rain
steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Oct/04 with Pete Carter

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/03 with Jim

nige - Lead - 11/Sep/03 with nick colton

On a shunt
steveb2006 - TR - 28/Dec/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

skygodley - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/02

steveb2006 - Lead - 13/Oct/01 with Pete Carter

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/01

Pete fails to lead it
steveb2006 - Lead - 01/Apr/01 with Pete Carter

Both lead
steveb2006 - Lead - 16/Aug/00 with Gareth Williams

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/00 with jon

Attempt Litany but rock wet on top wall so top rope this
steveb2006 - TR - 01/Jul/00 with Roland Smith

steveb2006 - Lead dog - 24/Apr/99 with Neville Contractor

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/98

Started up Litany Against Fear
steveb2006 - Lead - 24/Aug/96 with Rob Gambles

Hidden - TR - 21/Jul/93

Hidden - TR - 04/Jul/93

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/93

Hidden - TR - 02/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/91

Hidden - TR - 03/Jul/91

sadams - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/91 with Kev Mellieu

Billg - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Jon Barton

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/89

Mike Owen - 20/Apr/88 with Pete Kirton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/88

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