Rockfax Description
Gain the diagonal vegetated ramp via a boulder problem start. Follow it for a move or two then finish up Max 'is Wall.
Black Max - E1 5b. The ramp all the way, never gets done. © Rockfax

FA. Richard Davies (solo) 1985

Ticklists: Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Brown 05/Sep Lead
with Adrian
Hidden 16/Aug Lead RP
Trisha Murphy 16/Aug TR
afrosam 16/Aug Lead β
with Si, Trisha Murphy
Ewan Russell 01/Aug Lead RP
with Keeves, Halla
Hidden 01/Aug Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jul Lead dog
Toby Dunn 17/Jul Lead
with Katherine Sellars
DaveAGiles 04/Jul TR rpt
shaunhumphreys 02/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun Lead rpt
DaveAGiles 27/Jun TR rpt
dannyboy83 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Lena
lena.drapella 27/Jun 2nd dog
willsm11 27/Jun Lead O/S
Tophe 27/Jun Lead O/S
with Will S
DaveAGiles 25/Jun TR rpt
DaveAGiles 18/Jun TR rpt
DaveAGiles 16/Jun TR rpt
M_Robinson 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Rob Sandercock
DaveAGiles 09/Jun TR dog
Hidden 06/Jun TR
Hidden 04/Jun Lead β
giuly 04/Jun Lead RP
with Heliya
giuly 23/May Lead dog

Remember the left knee bar, it helps to move the left hand from the first crimp (on the left of the first bolt) to the nice hold above.

with Michelle
phil64 25/Apr Lead RP

More Cheedale trickery

Hidden 18/Apr Lead RP
Sankey 13/Apr 2nd dog
with Andy E
Hidden 11/Apr TR β
Seymore Butt ??/2015 -
admackie 12/Sep/14 Lead RP
with alec
giuly 07/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Neal
Hidden 29/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden ?/Jul/14 TR
mic_b 22/Jun/14 Lead β
with Heidi
jwpil 21/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Jake
Jake Young 21/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Jack
Adam_42 18/Jun/14 Lead RP

First Red Point. Really decent little climb.

with Ollie Ross
OliverRoss 18/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Adam Butterworth
dominic lee 12/Jun/14 Lead
with andy elliot
Somerset swede basher 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Adam
ajc 31/May/14 TR dnf
Hidden 17/May/14 TR dog
nath_casper 04/May/14 Lead RP
TonyB ?/May/14 Lead RP

Date a guess

thrutch 23/Apr/14 Lead RP
with Sven
James Oakes 16/Mar/14 Lead RP

2nd go.

oldcheese ??/2014 -
petellis 28/Sep/13 Lead RP
GrantB 28/Sep/13 Lead β
MoWalker3 21/Jul/13 Lead dog

alcove was too much for me.

with Shaky
soph 17/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
samt 16/Jul/13 Lead
with Nic Kidd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Llinos C 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Mike Thomas, Daniel parkes, Fran santos
Fran S8 08/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Oli, H, Phil n Rach
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead RP
miastacey ?/May/13 Lead β
with Bob Smith
EmilyElouise 21/Sep/12 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
DrGav 14/Aug/12 Lead RP

Start took a couple of goes, once I fluked the move, the rest was lovely.

with Wendy
justin c 09/Aug/12 -
ellis 20/Jun/12 Lead β
with Alan Willoner
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/12 TR
Cake 29/May/12 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 28/May/12 Lead dog
with loundsy
Alison2 26/May/12 Lead RP
mark20 29/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Chi Cheng 01/Oct/11 Lead RP


Bry 14/Aug/11 TR dnf
with Sarah Harrison
dominic lee 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead RP
Luke Brooks 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt
shafiq lalloo 09/Jun/11 Lead


Jus 05/Jun/11 Lead dog

Great route but the start was too hard for the end of the day!

Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead dnf
Michael Ryan 21/May/11 -
eazyclimbing 25/Apr/11 Lead RP
cliffrad 25/Apr/11 Lead rpt
cliffrad 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
richardr 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 Lead RP
robandian ??/2011 Lead RP
gingerwolf 09/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fell once, hard crux, then steady after that

nai 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
martroberts ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
najki_2000 18/Jul/10 TR dog

hard start, more pleasant above

with Chris Rose
Hidden 04/Jul/10 TR dog
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead
scottski 24/Jun/10 Lead RP
Joe Costello 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Birdo 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jenny Brown
shark 31/May/10 TR O/S
with Sonia + family
Matt Fry 16/May/10 Lead O/S
tskelhon 16/May/10 Lead
with Jen K Disgrace
tskelhon 16/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jen K Disgrace
Si dH 15/May/10 Lead dog
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 03/May/10 Lead O/S

start is powerful, but not that hard, top wall is generally very enjoyable.

highrepute 10/Apr/10 Lead β
mattwyles1 ??/2010 Lead RP
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
bigie bob 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
robin heath 25/Jun/09 2nd β
with Dave Hormigo
robbo 21/Jun/09 Lead RP

Got first go after working out the blouldery start

with Rob Napier
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Dan 85 10/May/09 Lead β
with Joe, John, Matt & Rich
figfour 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ken
tedj234 11/Apr/09 Lead
with Nicolas Rabb
john lynch 20/Mar/09 Lead RP

should have got the flash, ah well was great fun!

with dan woolnough
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead RP
with SteveOc
jujuheath ??/2009 Lead rpt
thebigfriendlymoose 21/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Stephen
robal ?/Aug/08 Lead
jamiev 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
Stig 12/May/08 Lead RP
with Goi
goi.ashmore 12/May/08 Lead RP

Totally misread!

with James Rees
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
derico 19/May/07 Lead RP
with Jonny
willackers ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob Napier, Dan Walker
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/06 Lead dog
Alex Mason 09/Jul/06 Lead

after pumping out on a soggy 'absent friends' i decided to have a blast at this went for the onsight but screwed up the crux, a lot easier to red point. got it first redpoint try. my first redpoint route. not a lot harder than the 6c on the left. 2 repeats on 10th july.

with richard going white
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
spidey 17/Jul/03 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
nige ?/Sep/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
kristian ??/2000 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1986 2nd
High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
Votes cast 35
Votes cast 36
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set