Darl - Pitch 1*** 7a

Rockfax Description
A classic route from the '70s which gives a great companion to Countdown. The bouldery wall leads to a hanging groove where a poor rest is possible. Move back left and up to the lower-off. A wire might help. Pitch 2 is described with the Upper Tier. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gabriel Reagan, Al Evans 1976. Both pitches were done with a point of aid on P2. P1 was harder than anything else around at the 2000

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

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This climb is in 210 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Wow, that felt nails! Hopefully just end of the day syndrome
ashtond6 - TR - 27/Sep/15

Day 3 - Couldn't climb for ****. Quite a nice route though, especially the upper section.
JackMac - Lead dog - 20/Sep/15 with Russ

Another difficult to read for onsight. Went fine 2nd go.
R2B - Lead RP - 20/Sep/15 with JackMac

David Sherratt - Lead - Aug/15

amccann - Lead RP - 18/Jul/15 with Fran

Hungover and sketchy. Probably the hardest grade Ive flashed in the uk.
benkelsey - Lead β - 18/Jul/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/15

Mowglee - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Antonio

A couple of goes and felt like it was coming together. I would need a wire in and I feel traverse would be scary but I'm inspired to try again.
simon1965 - TR dog - 24/Jun/15 with Si Willshire, James, Nick, peakdj

Great route. Things got a bit wobbly going into the slab but held it together somehow!
MischaHY - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15

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

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15 with Nick Conway

M_Robinson - Lead dog - 09/Jun/15 with Rob Sandercock

Steve Hickie - Jun/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/15

Great route, flashed with a lot of very helpful beta. Would be desperate to onsight! Felt hard for 7a. Bottom half the technical crux but the slab is no pushover, and nor is the final groove when boxed!
spidermonkey09 - Lead β - 07/May/15 with Neil Howett, Ellie Fuller, Jack Knight

Really pleased with this although I could never have done it without watching Neil and Ellie climbing it all day
Jack93 - Lead β - 07/May/15 with Jim Hulbert

Luke Dawson - Lead G/U - 25/Apr/15 with Alberte1996

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15 with Patrick Staves, Ross Cooper

oldcheese - 2015

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/14 with nigel leeming

Nigel Leeming - Lead RP - Oct/14 with Haydn Jones

GrantB - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with ally smith

MrBIond - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Ed Teale

mrteale - Lead β - 10/Jul/14

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

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Ben Ochner

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

david morse - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with KT

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

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

2nd go, liked the traverse at the top
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Ethan Walker

Hidden - Lead - May/14

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - Apr/14

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

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/14 with James

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Pete, Steve & Dal

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Barr

Ethan - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Don Walker

1st RP. A good thrutch to enter the groove (why is the rest described as poor?) and delicate maneuvers to exit. Good and varied.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead RP - 24/Jul/13 with Jack Hodgson, Sam Marks

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Adam

emily_allen - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Jun/13

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/13 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/13

2nd go
LisaA - Lead RP - 11/Jun/13

Had sorted moves on previous session. Mark put clips in then I did it first go.
tomsmartacus - Lead RP - 27/May/13

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Oli, H, Phil n Rach

In the grey area between flash and O/S, had seen Tom's go but had to figure out the moves onto the slab myself. Really good!
AlistairB - Lead β - 21/May/13 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

JRae - Lead RP - 08/May/13 with Will P Smith

nice traversy bit.
w.pettet-smith - Lead β - 07/May/13 with jonny

steve_biczyk - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Emma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/13

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

Toby Dunn - 2013

ejected - 2013

Good route indeedy
justin c - Lead O/S - 2013 with steph crowley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

switch - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Nickie, James

1st RP, wet holds didn't help
davidliu - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Alek Kumar

One attempt as warm up.
alek - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/12 with David Liu

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Francis

Hard! Battled through to the top. Bottom crux ok once I sussed it on the third go. Getting out of the groove and onto the slab took a few goes as well. Not convinced I found the easiest sequence in the end. Getting across the slab proved harder than expected - ended up getting pumped in a comedy spreadeagled position. Very good, varied route.
Misha - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Brian

dominic lee - Lead - 23/May/12 with nathan lee

Thought this was hard for the grade - the bouldery lower section nearly spat me off, then the traverse was polished and covered in dust, not ideal conditions... possibly a tad overrated. Felt more like E4 than 7a at some points.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

mark20 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Ellie Pygall

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead β - 2012

shark - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with Robin Barker

Nails, if your underpowered or just trying 7a you might find this a little sketchy for you but awesome route with awesome moves
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 19/Sep/11 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

nic42 - 2nd dnf - 27/Aug/11 with mike, Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Harrison

Michael Ryan - Lead - 02/Jul/11

hard, didnt do the bottom section very well so got pumped, might redpoint it.
al123 - TR - 18/Jun/11

cliffrad - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11

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

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with steve_yo

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/11

Maybe one day
Tomber - TR dnf - 29/May/11

metal arms - Lead dog - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/May/11

harvie - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Tim

Really pleased to tick this, hard 7a.
James Oakes - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Mick Radford

Retro tick. 1st redpoint but still a real struggle
Mick r - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with oaksi

Ram MkiV - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Guy

1st 7a lead. No redpoint yet.... Felt very strong and cruxy, but do-able. Well pleased.
philhilo - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11 with ian wyatt

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with Fraser

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11

alaan - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Broom

1st go today with freezing hands...pleased as usually struggle with this.
Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11 with Al

pigeonslipper - Lead O/S - 2011

robandian - Lead dog - 2011

blaza1 - Lead O/S - 2011

halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Oct/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 03/Sep/10 with Mark

thrutch - Lead dog - 10/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with loundsy

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

burto - Lead RP - 18/Jul/10 with malc

Cracking route with a great trad feel. Wonderful birthday gift
martroberts - Lead O/S - Jul/10

managed to find the sequence to escape from the groove onto the face. went first redpoint after that but really sustained
Mick r - Lead RP - 30/Jun/10 with oaksi

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/10

maffujones - Lead - 05/Jun/10

highrepute - Lead RP - 04/Jun/10

First go on ze lead.
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10 with James

Brown - Lead RP - 25/May/10 with Lily

Stig - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Goi

john lynch - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/10

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 01/May/10 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Apr/10

cold hands. tricky move left at top
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 27/Mar/10 with Nick

rockjedi - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Gutted to have missed getting this clean on second attempt; foot popped off at the start of the traverse. I'll be back..
PeteH - Lead dog - 27/Aug/09 with Chris Fox, Julian ?

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/09

tuftynick - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/09 with rich cross

tuftynick - Lead RP - 10/Jul/09 with nick warren

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 02/Jul/09 with james

1st redpoint. What a scorcher!
mattyork2 - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/09 with Adam Hodgson

Shame about the finish. Grabbing the jug at the end of the traverse felt great - this felt a long way off last year.
drysori - Lead RP - 28/Jun/09 with Andy Gray

nathanmanc - Lead RP - 26/Jun/09

shark - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Derek Toulalan

Hidden - TR RP - 02/Jun/09

mbutton - Lead RP - Jun/09 with Alex Adgar

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/May/09

1st RP
Ian Broome - Lead - 10/May/09 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - TR dnf - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/09

Would be tricky to onsight.
Andrew Barker - Lead β - 09/May/09 with Skippy

Hidden - Lead RP - May/09

SiW - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Apr/09

bit run out between 2nd and 3rd clip. Easy climbing but you'd possibly deck out
lx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with james

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2009 with Derek Toulalan

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 2009

With beta from Jon.
Oli - Lead β - 18/Sep/08 with Jon R

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Mike Todd

1 fall
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08 with Brian Rogers

a hard 7a not bad though
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with rob,dave,tom,mick

Also fell off at last bolt on Lightweight 7c on sight and fell off at undercut on Why Me.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Dale

morganator - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Andy Cave

Sam W - Lead RP - 07/Jun/08 with Sam Ring

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/08

Great route. Really quite nasty on the top slab!
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Nick Taylor

Hidden - Lead β - 11/May/08

craig d - Lead O/S - May/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008 with aiden

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - TR dog - 2008

One to go back to to finish properly.
Jack Symmons - Lead - Aug/07 with Chris T

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/07

Ropeboy - Lead - 03/Jun/07

J_Clark - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/07

robyn1 - 2007

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Alex

tried to onsight but missed the first clip and couldnt figure out the move so ended up spending about an hour working it. went first attempt
Alex Mason - Lead - 16/Sep/06 with Steve Ramsden

miastacey - Lead RP - Aug/06 with Bob Smith

skygodley - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with SarahM

Dave Bond - Lead β - 11/Jun/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

Hidden - Jun/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/05

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Tom Chamberlain

Hidden - 2005

kristian - Lead O/S - 2005

jamiev - Lead β - Aug/03 with Adrian Berry

shoulders - Lead - 21/Jun/03 with maria, mart, dai

Hidden - 2003

nige - Lead - Aug/02 with mark hounslea

Gus - Lead O/S - 16/May/02

climber34neil - 2002

Billg - Lead O/S - 1994

Gregory - 1994

keefe - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - 1990

steve L - Lead - 01/May/88 with Alan Dance, Alun Richardson

Hidden - 1988

Mike Owen - 04/Sep/86 with Ian McMullan

sadams - Lead - 31/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

andy gittins - 1985

stp - 1984

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Sep/82 with Paul Clark

Hidden - Lead - Jun/82

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