Rockfax Description
A superb route which, despite being rebolted, is still a scary proposition. The lower crack is straightforward but the upper wall proves taxing for its whole length with a particularly testing fingery rock-over. Many will find the final run-out worthy of E5 (it used to be a bit longer, and above a hand-placed bolt). © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1985

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Albert Exley 30/Sep Lead RP

3rd go. climbed like an idiot...

ashtond6 27/Sep TR

Train power endurance!

R2B 20/Sep Lead O/S

Brilliant way to end a long weekend!

with JackMac
fennerz 06/Sep Lead RP
with Simon
Dave Mayes 05/Sep Lead RP

Really really really good route, how is it not more polished?

with James
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
markalmack 08/Aug Lead O/S
with TL, chris todd
Duncan Campbell 07/Aug Lead RP

Wanted to onsight but felt tired from the off and stalled out at a hard move to the big flatty. Oh well. Went down fine 1st RP

with Katie W, Dave Morse
FreddieSmith 03/Aug Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 03/Aug Lead RP
spalice 03/Aug Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jun Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 11/Jun Lead RP

First RP today- crimp was dry! Didn't feel too bad. Great climbing, one of the best sport routes I've done in the Peak.

Louishmouis 10/Jun Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 06/Jun Lead RP

After trying this (once) all those years ago I came back with pretty much no memory of this, walked up most of it bar the crux and then second go'd it, surprised and happy. Super route.

with John Cooper
Hidden 04/Jun Lead RP
Haydn Jones 21/May Lead O/S
with Jim Hulbert
GuyVG 26/Apr Lead dog

baffled on the retro onsight, didn't RP as want to save it for an after work regardez moi cruise

with Theo
bigdrew 25/Apr Lead dog

Felf much harder than the other.. *should* be fine when I get round to trying it again :)

with Mark R
Luke Dawson 23/Apr Lead O/S
dannyboy83 21/Apr Lead O/S
Tophe 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Dan
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Apr Lead O/S

Great route.

drcorbasisgod ?/Apr Lead O/S
with Scott Walter
penny.orr ?/Apr -
oldcheese ??/2015 -
stp ??/2015 -
Nick Sherring 31/Aug/14 Lead RP

Great route, went by the skin of my teeth 1st redpoint after putting clips in and quick toprope. A few powerful and committing moves after the break, and then keep your head together when the pump sets in towards the belay. Phew! Thanks to Ben for the belay.

Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead RP
justin c 21/Jul/14 Lead RP

Good but not as good as they make out

with steph crowley
thebigfriendlymoose 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Harder and better than Case Adjourned - crimpy and sustained headwall (placing and clipping QDs felt pretty draining).

with Stephen
jamesturnbull 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pleased to Onsight putting clips in

with dave brown
david morse 21/Jun/14 Lead RP

Excellent sustained climbing on the headwall. Similar difficulty to case adjourned?

with KT
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
Ian Broome 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with James
Rich Kirby 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Pete, Steve & Dal
J.Wells 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ima Nahumury
Stig 28/Aug/13 TR dog

Still feels utterly desperate to me!

with TonyB
Glyn 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
jamesgodwin64 03/Jul/13 Lead dnf

wish i could of given this a better go but after trying case adjourned i was all out of everything, hard moves after the first break use power and keep your head together :) was everything the read up says

with John Copper
mark20 17/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 11/Jun/13 Lead RP
Ian Broome 11/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Oli, H, Rach & Phil
w.pettet-smith ?/May/13 -

great climbing. wet pocket makes for hard top move. good all the way

Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead β
ejected ??/2013 -
DDDD 15/Sep/12 Lead β

Fab route. Beta flash with draws in.

with Sham
morganator 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dan Jenkin 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

brilliant, the lower wall lets it down a bit but after that its easily one of the best routes ive done in peak

with James Jacobs
Andrew Barker ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Month a guess.

with Si
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Si dH 27/May/12 Lead RP

First redpoint. Got pumped!

with Dan H
Daniel Heath 27/May/12 Lead RP

Second go. Missed out a couple of holds on the crux rockover first go. Very satisfying to get the sequence dialled for the redpoint.

with Si
thrutch 01/Apr/12 Lead RP
with helen
Hidden 26/Mar/12 -
James Oakes 13/Aug/11 Lead RP

Brilliant route!

Bill Lawrence 13/Aug/11 Lead RP

had worked this a few months back. put clips in today, then oaksey led it clean, then i led it clean. team send. nice.

with oaksi2
Stewart B 05/Aug/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
Bill Lawrence 27/Jun/11 Lead dnf

worked it today, absolutely brilliant moves. back next week to finish it hopefully!

with oaksi2
Joe Costello 11/Jun/11 Lead β
with Ellie
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
highrepute 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
nathanlee 19/May/11 Lead RP

1st RP. Well worth 3 stars.

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 19/May/11 Lead rpt
harvie 26/Apr/11 Lead
with Jamie
jamiev 26/Apr/11 Lead RP


with Sam Harvie, Tim Parkinson
dav 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
Gus 17/Apr/11 Lead β
with sam whittaker
bigie bob 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
steepstuff 02/Apr/11 -
with Rob
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gregoritos 15/May/10 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 24/Sep/09 Lead RP

Good stuff. There isn't really a run out: Getting the 2nd clip above the break is more of a problem.

with James Rees
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead
mbutton ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
tuftynick 16/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/09 Lead dog
shark 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S


Ian Broome 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell 10/May/09 Lead RP
with Alan Austin
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead
Alex Mason 04/Apr/09 Lead dnf

made it too 5th or 6th bolt to a good crimp but got pumped on it and fell off then saw the good crimp up on left for the rockover, will return for ground up tick.

with Nick Rabb
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2009 Lead
craig d 05/Jul/08 Lead RP

1st day out for 3 1/2 weeks after ear infection. Climbing felt a bit weird as it is still affecting my balance and i am experiencing dizzy spells. Great route though.

with Simon Kincaid
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Stig 31/May/08 TR
with Greg
jondude 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead β
willackers 30/Apr/08 Lead RP

can't believe i fell off this :( brilliant route.

with Dan Walker
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Dave Bond 04/Jul/06 Lead O/S
timbanton ?/Jul/06 -
Boy ??/2006 -
steve_biczyk ??/2006 Lead RP
with Keith Clarke
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Mick 11/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian
nige ?/Jul/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
kristian ??/2001 Lead O/S
Roget 21/May/00 Lead O/S
sadams 26/Jun/99 Lead
with Pete Bukowski
GeoffG 30/May/99 2nd
Gregory ??/1994 Lead RP

just missed OS I think then 1st RP

Hidden 05/Aug/90 Lead dog
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