Countdown*** 7a+
[3;2;1"pop", 4 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
A great climb on perfect rock which is one of the best sport routes in the Dale. The move off a pocket, above the bulge, proves to be a stopper for some, especially those who are a little on the short side. A wire or two might help on the final section. © ROCKFAX


FA. Ron Fawcett 1981

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic UK F7s, World Graded List.

Photo: 3;2;1"pop" © robandian
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

2nd go. Found the moves to the first bolt desperately hard, tech 6b perhaps. Good rest at mid height then 2nd crux. Runout at top but easy enough. Certainly 7b.
JamieSparkes - Lead RP - 05/Jul/15 with Dylan connole

danJBA - Lead - 23/Jun/15 with James R

1st RP, quite a hard start with broken hold.. crackin climbing!
john lynch - Lead RP - 19/Jun/15 with john, Jim gaylor, Tom, adam harrison

***broken hold*** the big side pull before moving right to the crux pocket has come off. Now not possible by original method, and likely much harder.
mattwyles1 - 10/Jun/15

FA without jug :P
Louishmouis - Lead G/U - 10/Jun/15

First to climb this after the recent hold loss? Definitely 7b now?
drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/15

Really hard, couldn't do the big move around the bulge in the middle
Jack93 - TR - 07/May/15 with Jim Hulbert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Alberte1996

2nd go
James Oakes - Lead RP - 20/Apr/15 with Haydn Jones

Laurence Everitt - TR dog - 18/Apr/15 with Patrick Staves, Ross Cooper

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - Apr/15

oldcheese - 2015

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14

First redpoint. Tough!
david morse - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14 with KT, markalmack, chris todd

markalmack - Lead β - 03/Aug/14 with chris todd, Dave morse

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 09/Jul/14 with Maisy, Ben Ochner

Brown - Lead - 07/Jul/14 with Lily, James T

jamesturnbull - Lead - 07/Jul/14 with dave brown

2nd go.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Stephen

drysori - Lead RP - 28/Jun/14

Hard! Really packs a punch.
Joughton - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 25/Jun/14 with Ryan

did this to warm up, thinking it was darl, thought it was quite hard...easy 7b
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14 with phil

Cool climb, can certainly see why its a "top 50". warmed up on it between bolts then did it :)
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Jun/14

Tophe - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Ochner

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 21/May/14 with Adam

nai - Lead RP - 16/May/14 with Andrew

Ethan - Lead β - 05/May/14 with Gracie

2nd go
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Ethan Walker

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - Apr/14

NDD - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Mike Watson

ejected - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - 2014

really good, at 5'7 the crux is quite hard and it feels hard 7b but it's a very nice way of doing it
GuyVG - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Shrewbert

James Malloch - Lead RP - 24/Sep/13

Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Rosh

davidliu - Lead RP - 24/Aug/13 with Dave P

derico - Lead RP - 24/Aug/13 with davidliu

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/13

J.Wells - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13 with Ima Nahumury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

couldn't do crux move
soph - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/13 with Mia Stacey

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jun/13

First few clips in then 1st go.
Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Grant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/13

Hidden - TR RP - 16/May/13

flashed with a bit of beta, really pleased. class route.cheedale after work needs to become a more regular event
w.pettet-smith - 07/May/13 with jonny

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13 with Tom, Gus, Bob

climbingsheep - Lead RP - 10/Apr/13 with Adam Sells, Jonny Reay, Mike Watson

ejected - 2013

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/12

Excellent, but not 7a+ if you can reach past the crux - I can't!
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 01/Jun/12

mark20 - Lead RP - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Apr/12

2nd go
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Ellie Pygall

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/11

rockjedi - Lead β - 19/Sep/11 with Julian Heath, Chris Fox

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 28/Aug/11

Stewart B - Lead RP - 05/Aug/11 with Dave Redpath

put draws in, Quick top rope then lead first go
maybe_si - Lead RP - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11

westyb3 - Lead β - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/11

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11

Stig - Lead RP - 25/May/11 with Richard

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/11

Missed the slap to the crimp the first couple of tries, then ran a few laps for good measure.
alaan - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11 with Broom

Messed it up a few times and didn't have any arm left!
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 20/Mar/11 with Al

maybe_si - 2011

robandian - Lead dog - 2011

blaza1 - Lead RP - 2011

Stig - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Goi

halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Oct/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Sep/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10 with Mark

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Aug/10

dominic lee - Lead RP - 04/Aug/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10

Took a bit of doing and working out the best sequence, not what I first thought. My first 7a+ in the peak now that Rubicon has been downgraded.
Gambit - Lead RP - 07/Jul/10 with Dave, Barney

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/10

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

highrepute - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/10

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/10

Got all the moves.
Stig - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Goi

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Mar/10

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 15/Aug/09

tuftynick - Lead RP - 16/Jul/09 with nick warren

Hidden - 16/Jul/09

did in two parts, too tired really, after being on esmerelda.
tallsop - TR - 05/Jul/09 with Mark

1st go redpoint.
shark - Lead RP - 14/Jun/09 with Derek Toulalan

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - TR dog - 14/Jun/09 with John Nightingale

First redpoint after figuring out the beta on the previous go. I don't think this is any more than 7a+, it only seemed desperate until I found some good beta.
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 12/Jun/09 with Jack Symmons

mbutton - Lead RP - Jun/09 with Alex Adgar

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/09

Hidden - TR dog - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/09

1st Redpiont, 2 goes on top rope, easier then Darl?!
Ian Broome - Lead - 07/May/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - May/09

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/09

SiW - 26/Apr/09

I think worth 7b. Not sure if its reachy either. You have to be really tall for it to make it much easier
lx - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with james

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 2009

Billg - Lead RP - 2009 with Dave Gregory

Toby Dunn - Lead - 02/Sep/08 with Fi Fullwood

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Eric and Es

morganator - 2nd - 24/Jun/08 with Andy Cave

mattyork2 - Lead dog - 23/Jun/08 with Steve Aherne

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/08

Horrorshow! More like Fr7b
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 03/May/08 with Mark Richardson

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/08

Gus - Lead RP - 09/Apr/08 with andi elizabeth turner

Stig - TR dog - 04/Aug/07 with Goi

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 09/Jun/07 with andy & sam

got it second go, hardest route ive done on paper although i cruised it, didnt do the big span move used the crimps.
Alex Mason - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/07

Clips in, then up.
andi turner - Lead RP - 18/Apr/07 with Gus Hudgins

robyn1 - 2007

Great route, top of the grade, bouldery crux
andy farnell - Lead RP - 16/Jul/06 with Ian Patterson

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 04/Jul/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

After ant
Rich Kirby - Lead β - Jun/06 with Ant

Boy - 2006

steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 2006 with Keith Clarke

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/05 with Nic Sellers

Hidden - 2005

kristian - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03

Hidden - 2003

nige - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with mark hounslea

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 18/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/92

keefe - 14/Jul/91

sadams - Lead RP - May/91 with Kev Mellieu

Year a guess -ground up over several visits.
shark - Lead - 1991

DDDD - Lead RP - 1990 with Simon Lee

Hidden - 1990

Mike Owen - 21/May/88 with Tim Lowe

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

stp - 1984

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