Rockfax Description
Once the most popular route at Horseshoe, up the crack and groove. Showing its age a bit and high(ish) in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Ian French, Steve France, Mark Pretty, Chris Wright 1986

Ticklists: Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Red Spot HorseShoe (and nearby) 2016.

simon1965 18/Jun Lead

Looks like decent hold missing two bolts from top, obvious scar with chalk and no hold felt a bit scary moving up.

with Scot slim boy
Hidden 18/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun Lead dnf
Chris Wright 31/May Lead rpt
Mike Todd 30/Apr Lead O/S
with Rob Grafton
Hidden 24/Apr Lead O/S
Mark Grist 23/Apr Lead O/S
PaulTanton 23/Apr Lead O/S

Not too polished

Hidden 03/Apr Lead rpt
thejunglist 25/Feb Lead β
with Timmy G
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 17/Oct/15 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Sep/15 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Sep/15 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/15 TR RP
Neal Jobling 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with apw
Pete Wimbush 06/Sep/15 2nd
with Neal Jobbling
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead
andyman666999 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Really liked the first half, shame that it doesn't carry on in this vein after halfway. Upper half polished with a couple of stiff pulls.

with Phardy
RKirke 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
ashtond6 19/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Really really nice, then a 5m ledge fall potential... not interested

MrBIond 29/Jun/15 Lead rpt
mrteale 29/Jun/15 2nd
with MrBlond
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
chancer 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Richard Carey
bigdrew 30/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S

heavily chalked jug below final bulge is loose, be careful.

with Laura
Somerset swede basher 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Adam
Chris Wright 02/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Raventorman ??/2015 Lead β
stp 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Thought this was a great route, less technical and more obvious climbing than many of the routes on this wall. Not too polished yet and didn't feel overly slippery when climbing.

with Marianna
Chris Wright 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
jon_gill1 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S

couple of difficult sections made more nerve racking by the shear level of pollish. bolting at top seems strange as you climb off the vertical wall onto the slaby section.

with martin johnson
bigie bob 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 TR RP
dannyboy83 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Shane Donnelly
DaveMo 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Jan
DaveMo 24/Jul/14 -
with Jan
leon 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt
mrteale 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
MrBIond 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 TR
Chris Wright 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Leo Woodhead 29/Mar/14 Lead β

Managed this route on my second attempt. First attempt went left instead of right and ended up clipping the chains of the 7a after a hard finishing move. Rested and then went for a clean ascent of the proper route. Really enjoyed the route, sustained and interesting all the way. The top section after moving right is technical and really enjoyed it.

Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd
Chris Wright 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Chris Wright 25/Feb/14 Lead rpt
MartinPL 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S

doone OS in freezy day, about 2 degrees, 11th of January

farkas.time 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Burgess
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
gill 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with Annelies
Dan Jenkin 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Partridge
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
greenclimb 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Dkoi 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with lucy picher
Chris Wright 19/May/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Marti999 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 15/Apr/13 2nd
Toby Dunn 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Palmer
Chris Wright 15/Feb/13 Lead
markfairbank 16/Dec/12 Lead dnf

Closed down by wet holds at the top

with Anne Gumbley, Harry Middleton
JackSnowden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Coel Hellier 29/Sep/12 Lead
dohart 27/Sep/12 2nd

I reckon this is the hardest thing i've flashed

with zippy
catblack 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S

One of the better routes here and not particularly polished. Didn't find it pumpy or sustained due to hands off rest half way up. Tricky and techincal final moves.

with Dad
Tala M 02/Sep/12 TR O/S
Andrew Sloan 26/Aug/12 TR dog
Martin Haworth 26/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Nick Allen 18/Aug/12 Lead β

Hard top for 6b+

nige pacer 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
soph 07/Aug/12 Lead rpt
morganator 07/Aug/12 2nd
Jonathan Hall 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Tough finish on a v greasy day but good none the less

JamieSparkes 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great climbing, but of a sprint to the top of the borehole, then a very committing final couple of moves!

with Nick
Nick1812P 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Dave Turnbull, BMC 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Ben Winston
jonleighton 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route with a tricky finish. It's not as polished at the guidebook made it sound.

Katya 01/Jul/12 TR dog

Excellent! Hard. Rp it next time.

DDDD 29/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Seb Grieve
mattwilk 24/Jun/12 TR dog

Really enjoyed this. Could probably get it on lead if a little fitter.

migs493 04/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with RS
Dandan82 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 20/May/12 Lead RP
Brannock 20/May/12 Lead RP
jkarran 12/May/12 Lead

Pumpy to the rest then a really nice balancey move

with Team
GrantB 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Fairly straight-forward when compared to some of the more technical beasties, but lot of fun.

with Team York (RELOAD)
petellis 12/May/12 TR rpt
with Chuck Norris, Sloth, Cleric James Koran, Alpha Blue
Hidden 02/May/12 Lead dog
Matt Shepherd 01/May/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
John Postlethwaite 21/Apr/12 Lead β
with liam
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead β
climbinmunkey 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Got the start wrong and had to back off. Got it after a re think and happily floated to the chains. Solid for the grades.

with Andy
Dave Foster 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Challenging top section. Get yer gast...on.

with Si 2
robin_hackney 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
metal arms 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
migs493 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Pete
Mitchinx 21/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Chris Chambers
simon1965 04/Jul/11 Lead

Hard slippy and very sweaty, fell off last hold.

with Tim
Hidden 30/Jun/11 TR rpt
jamesgodwin64 02/May/11 Lead rpt

loved it this time really enjoyed it but it a bit airy still at the top and a little scary at the bottom but i had the moves so i had more confidence and even talked my belayer into doing it who did it with no rests on TR (with my beta) and normally climbs 6a ish. Tech note take long ish QD's otherwise the rope drag will burn you out more than the route!

Viki 02/May/11 TR O/S
jamesgodwin64 01/May/11 Lead RP

very pumped out by the top but the moves just about went thank god had to keep my head in the game a little though its no push over for the grade.

jelaby 10/Apr/11 Lead dog

Pumped from trying demolition man; it's too hot; it was the end of the day; gravity was to high. Ho hum. Tricky moves at the top, after all that climbing.

Laurence Everitt 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DDDD ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sham
lrandall 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Easier then I was expecting but really enjoyable and with the crux moves (a sequence, not just one hard pull) as you approach the lower off. Gorgeous.

Hidden 28/Mar/11 TR rpt
R8JimBob88 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Still very tough! Managed it last year but struggled after the winter break. Got to last bolt but had nothing left so lowered off. Set up a toprope afterwards to retrieve gear.

with Wobbly
mark20 13/Mar/11 Lead β
bigdrew 13/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Mark R
steveb2006 24/Feb/11 Lead
with Tim Cairns
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
bigdrew 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Si
MartinWilliams87 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Angus Malcolm
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead dog
R8JimBob88 30/Aug/10 Lead RP

Finally! 4th visit to this line, felt really easy to after previous failed attempts. The training must have paid off. So good that after I was lowered I climbed it again on toprope :-D

with Laura
R8JimBob88 30/Aug/10 TR rpt
with Laura
R8JimBob88 15/Aug/10 Lead dnf
with Laura
R8JimBob88 24/Jul/10 TR dog

Previously dogged on lead so decided to go back and work out the moves on top rope. Found it the reverse of last time, bottom was harder than the top for some reason. Still polished a little too much for my liking, not that that will ever change!

with Laura
joese7en 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Well good climbing. First taste of Horseshoe Quarry being any good! Got proper pumped at top and bottom section is a thriller!

Hidden 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nathanlee 01/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Dom Lee
Hidden 23/Jun/10 -
ben_250 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
smudge 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S
greenclimb 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
sam corbett ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
R8JimBob88 24/Apr/10 Lead dog

First half was nice, a little polished in places. A good ledge to rest on half way. Took me a while to figure out the top moves and took a few falls getting to the last bolt before the lower off. Will try again

with Laura
jamesgodwin64 24/Apr/10 TR RP
ojp 10/Apr/10 2nd
with Si
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead
steveb2006 19/Mar/10 Lead
with David Andrew
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
steveb2006 17/Oct/09 Lead
with David Andrew
Hidden 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Gambit 23/Aug/09 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/09 2nd
gazfellows 29/Jun/09 TR
with Dennis
gazfellows 29/Jun/09 2nd
with Dennis
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Sankey 25/Apr/09 TR rpt
with Jon and Ed
Chazz 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Excellent first half, took a while to figure out the top moves.

Matt Rowat 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Quite cool, lots of rests and time to work out the moves

with Charlie
ASchwirtz 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Becca, Andy
BeccaSnowden 01/Mar/09 Lead dnf


robal ??/2009 Lead O/S
Derek Furze ??/2009 Lead
loonyclimber 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S

loved it... best route we did today.

Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 28/Aug/08 TR dog
gingerkate 11/Jun/08 2nd dog

One fall. Did all moves.

with I
Ian Broome 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
morganator 03/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/08 Lead
Brown 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
chiverstom 05/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Turner
mattyork2 05/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Joe Grondowski ??/2008 Lead
Pilch 11/Nov/07 2nd dog

relatively straightforward but sustained up to rest before top wall. Had to rest on rope before doing last steep moves.

with Simon et al
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 24/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Jarin 14/Mar/07 Lead dog
with Tom
Tom Phillips 14/Mar/07 2nd
with Jarek
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Lead O/S
jcbarber993 15/Oct/06 Lead dog

Loose hold at the crux adds a little something.

with Graeme Endean
Mick r 29/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Alex Mason 28/Sep/06 Lead O/S

good climbing up the bore hole groove

with mick radford
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
NeilManley ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead
Ram MkiV 25/May/06 Lead O/S

1st route of day - not really a warm up

with Tom
steveb2006 24/May/06 Lead
with Paul Eastwood, Mick Fowler
Joe Costello ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Liam and naylor
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
steveb2006 31/Jul/05 Lead dog
with Paul Eastwood
Gus ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Mark A Humphries 26/Sep/03 Lead RP
with Jim
nige 11/Sep/03 Lead
with nick colton
steveb2006 20/Apr/03 Lead dnf
with Paul Ramsden
jamiev ??/2003 Lead O/S

Date a guess!

with Sally Kerr
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead RP
with Adrian Whitehall
steveb2006 04/Aug/02 Lead
with Paul Eastwood, Dave Taylor
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Leclerc
steveb2006 01/Apr/01 Lead

Feeling tired now

with Pete Carter
steveb2006 01/Jul/00 Lead
with Roland Smith
D Tempest 11/May/00 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/00 Lead
CrashMat Rob 16/Jan/00 TR
with Brian, Nicky
Hidden ??/2000 -
steveb2006 20/Nov/99 Lead
with Gareth Williams
CrashMat Rob 18/Sep/99 TR
with Martin Smith, Nicky, Glynn
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/99 TR
with Bill G
skygodley 25/May/99 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
D Tempest 04/Apr/99 -
with Rick
Andy Edgar ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Hugh Woodland
Hidden 04/Sep/98 Lead RP
D Tempest 19/Jul/98 Lead
with Rick, Liz
CrashMat Rob 10/May/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
steveb2006 10/Jan/98 Lead
with Neville Contractor
JonBray ??/1998 Lead O/S
steveb2006 24/Jun/97 Lead
with Rob Gambles
CrashMat Rob 29/Mar/97 TR
with Karen
Billg ??/1997 -
steveb2006 03/Sep/96 Lead

Led in fading light. Rob and Chris try and second/top rope with head torches

with Chris Webb, Rob Gambles
Hidden 07/Apr/96 Lead RP
Neil R 09/Jul/95 Lead
with Richard W
Dave Douglas 09/Sep/94 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Dave Musgrove 04/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 01/Jul/94 2nd
with Dan Morgan, Colin Imrie
Hidden 18/Jun/94 2nd
goi.ashmore 23/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead
steveb2006 09/Oct/93 Lead
with Simon Mee
Hidden 17/Aug/93 TR
Hidden 13/Aug/93 TR
Hidden 21/Jul/93 TR
John Southworth ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Kenton Cool
Hidden 12/May/93 TR
Hidden 15/Apr/93 TR
Hidden 06/Mar/93 TR
Tony Little 10/Feb/93 Lead O/S
with Daniel Stevenson
steveb2006 08/Nov/92 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/92 Lead dnf
tlr 26/Jun/92 2nd
with Cal
andrew300169 25/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Tim Woz
steveb2006 26/Jan/92 Lead

Still E3 in '92 - lead it with Mikes gear in place after he failed. Very cold. Some bolts and pegs

with Simon Mee, Mike Pycroft
nai ??/1992 Lead
whispering nic ?/Sep/91 -
with slow hand nick
Roget 31/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with mark turnbull
steveb2006 23/Jun/91 Lead
with Simon Mee
leathers 27/Oct/90 2nd
with Neil ?
John Marsland 16/Sep/90 2nd
with Allen Newby
Hidden ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/90 Lead
uphillnow ??/1990 -

ALSO 3/5/93

charlesmfrench ??/1990 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/89 Lead β
Hidden 10/Jun/89 Lead
steveb2006 08/Jun/89 Lead
with Chris Grafton
Hidden 08/Apr/89 2nd dnf
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead O/S
with Chris wiles
Hidden 11/Sep/88 Lead
steveb2006 11/Aug/88 Lead
with Pete Anderson
Mike Owen 18/Apr/88 -
with Pete Kirton
Stoney Boy ?/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy, Steve Wigmore
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Nafclimbsrocks, dunk3607, bobstones, Hidden, Hidden, tom3667, Hidden, AsleepOnBelay, alimckay, PanzerHanzler, Hidden, Hidden
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
Votes cast 62
Votes cast 83
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set