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, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Hidden 26/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jun TR dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23/Jun Lead RP

A hold has come off low down (before the first bolt) making it harder. That said, even with this that move in the middle would still have been desperate for 7a+. Still, that's Peak lime for you...

penny.orr 23/Jun Lead

Definitely solid 7b (apparently a big hold missing). Still, really enjoyable climbing!

nathanlee 23/Jun Lead RP

Fell off the crux on the retroflash. Second go steady, classic

with Will Pettet-Smith
Hidden 19/Jun TR dnf
Nick Sherring 11/Jun Lead RP

Finally. tricky crux but eventually found quite a nice static way with a drop knee and not using the rubbish far right chalked crimp, made it more on the grade for a solid 7b. Great route!

Dan 85 05/Jun Lead dog
with Andy
MartinPL 04/Jun Lead

right hand in the pocket, reaching left high over the bulge to the crimp

Nick Sherring 29/May Lead dog
amccann 09/May Lead RP

1st RP after putting the clips in.

with Rory, Pete B
ashtond6 07/May Lead dnf

Could barely get off the floor!

Hidden 05/May Lead rpt
Tommyads ??/2016 -
fennerz 06/Sep/15 Lead β
with Simon
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead β
JamieSparkes 05/Jul/15 Lead RP

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.

with Dylan connole
danJBA 23/Jun/15 Lead
with James R
john lynch 19/Jun/15 Lead RP

1st RP, quite a hard start with broken hold.. crackin climbing!

with john, Jim gaylor, Tom, adam harrison
mattwyles1 10/Jun/15 -

***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.

Louishmouis 10/Jun/15 Lead G/U

FA without jug :P

drcorbasisgod ?/Jun/15 Lead RP

First to climb this after the recent hold loss? Definitely 7b now?

Hidden ?/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead RP
Jack93 07/May/15 TR

Really hard, couldn't do the big move around the bulge in the middle

Dale Comley 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Robin, roshan
Luke Dawson 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
James Oakes 20/Apr/15 Lead RP

2nd go

Laurence Everitt 18/Apr/15 TR dog
drcorbasisgod ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
oldcheese ??/2015 -
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead RP
david morse 03/Aug/14 Lead RP

First redpoint. Tough!

with KT, markalmack, chris todd
markalmack 03/Aug/14 Lead β
dannyboy83 09/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Maisy, Ben Ochner
Brown 07/Jul/14 Lead
The old James turnbull 07/Jul/14 Lead
with dave brown
thebigfriendlymoose 05/Jul/14 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Stephen
drysori 28/Jun/14 Lead RP
Joughton 26/Jun/14 Lead RP

Hard! Really packs a punch.

Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead RP
C coldwell-storry 25/Jun/14 Lead β
with Ryan
Haydn Jones 24/Jun/14 Lead RP

did this to warm up, thinking it was darl, thought it was quite hard...easy 7b

with phil
Matt Broadhurst 22/Jun/14 Lead RP

Cool climb, can certainly see why its a "top 50". warmed up on it between bolts then did it :)

Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Tophe 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Ochner
Somerset swede basher 21/May/14 Lead RP
with Adam
nai 16/May/14 Lead RP
with Andrew
Ethan 05/May/14 Lead β
with Gracie
Matt Fry 03/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 05/Apr/14 TR dog
Hidden ?/Apr/14 -
NDD 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Mike Watson
ejected ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead dog
Raventorman ??/2014 Lead RP
Wood for Trees 05/Oct/13 Lead RP

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

with Shrewbert
James Malloch 24/Sep/13 Lead RP
Matt Cooke 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Rosh
davidliu 24/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Dave P
derico 24/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead RP
J.Wells 27/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Ima Nahumury
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
valecoastclimber 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
soph 18/Jun/13 Lead dnf

couldn't do crux move

Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead RP
Ian Broome 15/Jun/13 Lead rpt

First few clips in then 1st go.

with Grant
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead rpt
tebs 19/May/13 Lead RP

2nd redpoint, amazing. Went from feeling desperate to feeling like a path on the successful lead. Great route too, varied and hard!

with Andy
tebs 16/May/13 TR RP

Feels ok. Should go next time with a bit of luck.

with Andy
w.pettet-smith 07/May/13 -

flashed with a bit of beta, really pleased. class route.cheedale after work needs to become a more regular event

with jonny
Chris_barr 27/Apr/13 Lead RP
with Tom, Gus, Bob
climbingsheep 10/Apr/13 Lead RP
with Adam Sells, Jonny Reay, Mike Watson
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead RP
Joe Costello 01/Jun/12 Lead RP

Excellent, but not 7a+ if you can reach past the crux - I can't!

Jonny Slarke 27/May/12 Lead RP
mark20 02/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 25/Mar/12 Lead RP

2nd go

with Ellie Pygall
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead dog
rockjedi 19/Sep/11 Lead β
with Julian Heath, Chris Fox
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd β
Stewart B 05/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Dave Redpath
maybe_si 28/Jul/11 Lead RP

put draws in, Quick top rope then lead first go

Hidden 27/Jul/11 Lead RP
westyb3 24/Jul/11 Lead β
with Tom Harrison
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead RP
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
gregoritos 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Stig 25/May/11 Lead RP
with Richard
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
alaan 20/Mar/11 Lead RP

Missed the slap to the crimp the first couple of tries, then ran a few laps for good measure.

with Broom
Ian Broome 20/Mar/11 Lead dog

Messed it up a few times and didn't have any arm left!

with Al
maybe_si ??/2011 -
robandian ??/2011 Lead dog
blaza1 ??/2011 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
Stig 16/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Goi
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 TR dog
i_a_coops 30/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Mark
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead RP
dominic lee 04/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead dog
Gambit 07/Jul/10 Lead RP

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.

with Dave, Barney
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/10 2nd dog
bigie bob 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
highrepute 02/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead RP
gregoritos 15/May/10 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 07/May/10 Lead
Stig 01/May/10 Lead dog

Got all the moves.

with Goi
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead RP
Ian Broome 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Nick
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/09 TR rpt
tuftynick 16/Jul/09 Lead RP
with nick warren
Hidden 16/Jul/09 -
tallsop 05/Jul/09 TR

did in two parts, too tired really, after being on esmerelda.

with Mark
shark 14/Jun/09 Lead RP

1st go redpoint.

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Jun/09 TR dog
Andrew Barker 12/Jun/09 Lead RP

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.

with Jack Symmons
mbutton ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 29/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 11/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden 10/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd dog
Ian Broome 07/May/09 Lead

1st Redpiont, 2 goes on top rope, easier then Darl?!

with Dave
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead RP
tedj234 ?/May/09 -
with Nicolas Rabb
Hidden 29/Apr/09 TR dog
SiW 26/Apr/09 -
lx 05/Apr/09 Lead

I think worth 7b. Not sure if its reachy either. You have to be really tall for it to make it much easier

with james
OffshoreAndy ??/2009 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2009 Lead
Billg ??/2009 Lead RP
with Dave Gregory
Toby Dunn 02/Sep/08 Lead
with Fi Fullwood
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 03/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Eric and Es
morganator 24/Jun/08 2nd
with Andy Cave
mattyork2 23/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Steve Aherne
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
goi.ashmore 03/May/08 Lead RP

Horrorshow! More like Fr7b

with Mark Richardson
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead RP
Gus 09/Apr/08 Lead RP
Stig 04/Aug/07 TR dog
with Goi
Ram MkiV 09/Jun/07 Lead RP
with andy & sam
Alex Mason 02/Jun/07 Lead

got it second go, hardest route ive done on paper although i cruised it, didnt do the big span move used the crimps.

jondude ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead O/S
andi turner 18/Apr/07 Lead RP

Clips in, then up.

with Gus Hudgins
robyn1 ??/2007 -
andy farnell 16/Jul/06 Lead RP

Great route, top of the grade, bouldery crux

with Ian Patterson
Dave Bond 04/Jul/06 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead RP
Rich Kirby ?/Jun/06 Lead β

After ant

with Ant
Boy ??/2006 -
steve_biczyk ??/2006 Lead RP
with Keith Clarke
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Jun/05 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellers
mark s ??/2005 -
kristian ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
nige ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with mark hounslea
Stoney Boy 18/Aug/93 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jul/92 Lead RP
keefe 14/Jul/91 -
sadams ?/May/91 Lead RP
with Kev Mellieu
shark ??/1991 Lead

Year a guess -ground up over several visits.

DDDD ??/1990 Lead RP
with Simon Lee
Hidden ??/1990 -
Mike Owen 21/May/88 -
with Tim Lowe
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
stp ??/1984 -
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Style of ascent
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