Rockfax Description
A typical Embankment route; a fiddly lower wall then a rest at the break followed by a bit of a pull onto the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1987

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+.

Nick Sherring 25/Oct Lead dog

not too bad for 7b, should have got today really. Maybe too much chocolate brioche!

ashtond6 18/Oct Lead dnf

Dropped it after all the cruxes, on 5a ground... then it started raining!

justin c 11/Jul Lead RP

no real crux on this route and a bit on the soft side... good route tho!

Jack93 27/Jun Lead dog
JulesV 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Shauna
brices 06/Jun Lead β

felt like an onsight theres so many holds

with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos
Chris_barr 26/Apr Lead
with Guy, Theo
bigdrew 25/Apr Lead RP
with Mark R
dominic lee 19/Apr Lead
with debbie birch
Duncan Campbell 11/Apr Lead RP

2nd RP. Think I could have flashed with good beta and should have done it 1st RP but I was lazy with my sequencing for the last hard move and it wasn't a good way to do it whilst fatigued. Keen for after work hits here.

bigie bob 11/Apr Lead β
stp ??/2015 -
kristian 18/Oct/14 Lead RP
Alex@home 21/Jul/14 TR dog

Managed all the moves but feels a long way from linking them all

with leon
NDD 22/Jun/14 Lead β
with toby, tony stone
Toby Dunn 22/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Nick Dubost
GuyVG 12/Jun/14 Lead RP

A really good route that would be two stars if it had it's own finish, 3rp.

with DJ Malx
Gus 08/Jun/14 Lead
with whiters, the inspector
Dan Jenkin 03/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 03/May/14 Lead dog
MartinPL 13/Apr/14 Lead

3rd try

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Jun/13 TR dog
Daniel Heath 02/Jun/13 Lead dog

Good onsighting practice but unfortunately missed a hold just before the jugs. Did the crux first go - big move.

with Remus
JRae 17/Apr/13 Lead RP
climbingsheep 15/Apr/13 Lead RP

Only just first redpoint

with Jonny Reay
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead RP
highrepute 13/Apr/13 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 17/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead dog
Si dH 05/Aug/12 Lead RP

First go today, putting in the clips. Being fresh makes a huge difference! :)

with Chris Foster
Si dH 04/Aug/12 Lead dog

1/2 working goes then 3 failed redpoint attempts - all at the second big move up over the roof, with the right hand. Funny really as the thin lower wall is more outside my normal comfort zone.

with Chris Taylor
thrutch 20/May/12 Lead RP
with Sven
Joughton 19/May/12 Lead O/S

Only just scraped up the onsight on this, my fingers were so cold I couldn't feel the holds toward the top, some were pretty dusty. Ended up just slapping and screaming my way from hold to hold.

Hidden ?/May/12 Lead RP
jkarran 24/Mar/12 Lead RP

3rd go. Not smooth but happy enough with that

with Team
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead RP
mark20 22/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead β
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 TR dog
nige 16/Aug/11 Lead RP
with dave ormerod
mattwyles1 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

3rd or 4th go today but tried it last year.

with Scott
scottski 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

3rd rdpt with finish on man who fell to earth belay. nice move getting up and over the bulge above the ring bolt, def adds to the route

with Matt Wyles
dominic lee 13/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead RP
nathanlee 25/Apr/11 Lead RP

3rd rp. In a session. First UK 7b.

with Dom Lee
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead
richardr 31/Mar/11 Lead RP
Stig 31/Mar/11 Lead RP

Ticked, finally. Felt as hard as last year. **route

with Richard
J.Wells 23/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Bob Hickish, Chris Lockyer
andi turner 25/Jul/10 Lead

Second go.... but probably tried it ten times 8 or so years ago!

with Mark Sharratt
jamiev 01/Jul/10 Lead RP

This is a great route.

with Tom Lewis
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 01/Jul/10 2nd
with loundsy
jamiev 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Tom Lewis
mattyork2 17/Jun/10 Lead dog

Fell off last proper move twice as couldn't remember a good foot sequence and poor footwork and panic faff.

with Niall Grimes
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead RP
jujuheath 09/May/10 Lead rpt

2nd go

Hidden ?/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead RP
gregoritos 24/Apr/10 Lead RP

2nd go

Stig 20/Apr/10 Lead dog

At least 5 RP attempts. Fell off after crux on first proper go. Aaargh. Cold conditions.

with Goi
Stig 21/Mar/10 Lead dog

B2B and one redpoint go. Will go next time.

with Goi
Hidden 15/Mar/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 29/Sep/09 Lead RP

Good technical climbing. The big pull..isn't!

with James Rees
jondude 27/Aug/09 -
Ian Broome 01/Jul/09 Lead RP

2nd rp

Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead β
Alex Mason 14/Jun/09 Lead RP

Tried to onsight, got all muddled up and spent about 10mins on the first 3metres, then got bored and pulled on draw. climbed first RP.

with Nick R and Tommy M
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead O/S
galpinos 25/Apr/09 Lead dog

2 dogged efforts then 1 redpoint go. Fell at big move left have messed up my feet on the lower wall. Will go next session.

with Ben & Brian
skygodley 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
robyn1 ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1998 Lead RP
Roget 10/Jul/97 Lead RP
with jon
Hidden 04/Jun/97 Lead RP
tlr 08/Aug/96 Lead RP
with Sarah Harrison
Mick 16/Jun/96 Lead RP

1st 7b ...

with Andy T
Billg 23/Apr/95 Lead RP
with Dave Cross
Bulls Crack ??/1995 Lead RP
with AM
Billg 02/Jul/94 Lead β
with Phil McAllistair
Stoney Boy 25/Sep/93 Lead RP
Tony Little 12/May/93 Lead RP
with Martin
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden 31/Jul/91 Lead O/S
keefe 14/Jul/91 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1988 -
Gary Gibson ??/1987 -

First ascent. Flashed.

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