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.

ashtond6 27/Sep TR

Wow, that felt nails! Hopefully just end of the day syndrome

JackMac 20/Sep Lead dog

Day 3 - Couldn't climb for ****. Quite a nice route though, especially the upper section.

with Russ
R2B 20/Sep Lead RP

Another difficult to read for onsight. Went fine 2nd go.

with JackMac
David Sherratt ?/Aug Lead
amccann 18/Jul Lead RP
with Fran
benkelsey 18/Jul Lead β

Hungover and sketchy. Probably the hardest grade Ive flashed in the uk.

with Shaun Humphreys
Hidden 11/Jul Lead RP
Mowglee 27/Jun Lead RP
with Antonio
simon1965 24/Jun TR dog

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.

with Si Willshire, James, Nick, peakdj
MischaHY 24/Jun Lead O/S

Great route. Things got a bit wobbly going into the slab but held it together somehow!

danJBA 23/Jun Lead β
with James R
Stoney Boy 15/Jun Lead RP
with Nick Conway
M_Robinson 09/Jun Lead dog
with Rob Sandercock
Steve Hickie ?/Jun -
drcorbasisgod ?/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 24/May Lead RP
spidermonkey09 07/May Lead β

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!

Jack93 07/May Lead β

Really pleased with this although I could never have done it without watching Neil and Ellie climbing it all day

Luke Dawson 25/Apr Lead G/U
Laurence Everitt 18/Apr Lead RP
oldcheese ??/2015 -
Haydn Jones 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with nigel leeming
Nigel Leeming ?/Oct/14 Lead RP
GrantB 09/Aug/14 Lead
MrBIond 10/Jul/14 Lead RP
mrteale 10/Jul/14 Lead β
jamesturnbull 07/Jul/14 Lead

Retro flash

with dave brown
dannyboy83 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
C coldwell-storry 25/Jun/14 Lead β
with Ryan
david morse 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with KT
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Tophe 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Ochner
Matt Fry 03/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go, liked the traverse at the top

Hidden ?/May/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/14 TR dog
Hidden ?/Apr/14 -
NDD 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Mike Watson
Ian Broome 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with James
Rich Kirby 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Pete, Steve & Dal
J.Wells 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Barr
Ethan 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Don Walker
Matthew Ferrier 24/Jul/13 Lead RP

1st RP. A good thrutch to enter the groove (why is the rest described as poor?) and delicate maneuvers to exit. Good and varied.

Somerset swede basher 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Adam
emily_allen 30/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jun/13 TR dog
valecoastclimber 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/13 Lead RP
Ian Broome 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Tim
Hidden 22/Jun/13 Lead
LisaA 11/Jun/13 Lead RP

2nd go

tomsmartacus 27/May/13 Lead RP

Had sorted moves on previous session. Mark put clips in then I did it first go.

Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead rpt
with Oli, H, Phil n Rach
AlistairB 21/May/13 Lead β

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!

with Tom
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead
JRae 08/May/13 Lead RP
w.pettet-smith 07/May/13 Lead β

nice traversy bit.

with jonny
steve_biczyk 05/May/13 Lead rpt
with Emma
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead RP
climbingsheep 10/Apr/13 Lead β
with Adam Sells, Jonny Reay, Mike Watson
Toby Dunn ??/2013 -
ejected ??/2013 -
justin c ??/2013 Lead O/S

Good route indeedy

with steph crowley
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt
switch 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nickie, James
davidliu 22/Jul/12 Lead RP

1st RP, wet holds didn't help

alek 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf

One attempt as warm up.

Luke Brooks 28/May/12 Lead O/S
with Francis
Misha 26/May/12 Lead dog

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.

with Brian
dominic lee 23/May/12 Lead
Joughton 19/May/12 Lead O/S

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.

mark20 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 -
Dan Jenkin 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ellie Pygall
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead β
shark 02/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Robin Barker
jamesgodwin64 19/Sep/11 Lead dog

Nails, if your underpowered or just trying 7a you might find this a little sketchy for you but awesome route with awesome moves

with John Cooper
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
nic42 27/Aug/11 2nd dnf
with mike, Jack
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
westyb3 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Harrison
Michael Ryan 02/Jul/11 Lead
al123 18/Jun/11 TR

hard, didnt do the bottom section very well so got pumped, might redpoint it.

cliffrad 11/Jun/11 Lead RP


Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead dog
Tomber 29/May/11 TR dnf

Maybe one day

metal arms 21/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead dog
harvie 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
James Oakes 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Really pleased to tick this, hard 7a.

Mick r 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Retro tick. 1st redpoint but still a real struggle

with oaksi
Ram MkiV 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Guy
philhilo 09/Apr/11 Lead dog

1st 7a lead. No redpoint yet.... Felt very strong and cruxy, but do-able. Well pleased.

with ian wyatt
Chris_barr 02/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Fraser
bigie bob 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
alaan 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Broom
Ian Broome 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt

1st go today with freezing hands...pleased as usually struggle with this.

with Al
pigeonslipper ??/2011 Lead O/S
robandian ??/2011 Lead dog
blaza1 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
i_a_coops 03/Sep/10 Lead RP
with Mark
thrutch 10/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 24/Jul/10 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
burto 18/Jul/10 Lead RP
with malc
martroberts ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Cracking route with a great trad feel. Wonderful birthday gift

Mick r 30/Jun/10 Lead RP

managed to find the sequence to escape from the groove onto the face. went first redpoint after that but really sustained

with oaksi
dominic lee 27/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/10 Lead rpt
maffujones 05/Jun/10 Lead
highrepute 04/Jun/10 Lead RP
Joe Costello 02/Jun/10 Lead RP

First go on ze lead.

with James
Brown 25/May/10 Lead RP


with Lilifa
Stig 18/May/10 Lead RP
with Goi
john lynch 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 01/May/10 Lead rpt
with Kev
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead RP
Ian Broome 27/Mar/10 Lead dog

cold hands. tricky move left at top

with Nick
rockjedi ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
PeteH 27/Aug/09 Lead dog

Gutted to have missed getting this clean on second attempt; foot popped off at the start of the traverse. I'll be back..

with Chris Fox, Julian ?
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead
tuftynick 16/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jul/09 2nd
tuftynick 10/Jul/09 Lead RP
with nick warren
gregoritos 02/Jul/09 Lead RP

2nd go

with james
mattyork2 29/Jun/09 Lead rpt

1st redpoint. What a scorcher!

with Adam Hodgson
drysori 28/Jun/09 Lead RP

Shame about the finish. Grabbing the jug at the end of the traverse felt great - this felt a long way off last year.

with Andy Gray
nathanmanc 26/Jun/09 Lead RP
shark 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S


Hidden 02/Jun/09 TR RP
mbutton ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead RP
Ian Broome 10/May/09 Lead

1st RP

Hidden 10/May/09 TR dnf
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd dog
Andrew Barker 09/May/09 Lead β

Would be tricky to onsight.

with Skippy
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead RP
SiW 26/Apr/09 -
Hidden 25/Apr/09 TR dog
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead RP
lx 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

bit run out between 2nd and 3rd clip. Easy climbing but you'd possibly deck out

with james
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2009 Lead
Oli 18/Sep/08 Lead β

With beta from Jon.

with Jon R
Brian Rodgers 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 17/Aug/08 Lead dog

1 fall

andy gravestock 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

a hard 7a not bad though

with rob,dave,tom,mick
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Also fell off at last bolt on Lightweight 7c on sight and fell off at undercut on Why Me.

with Dale
morganator 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Cave
Sam W 07/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Sam Ring
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead dog
goi.ashmore 16/May/08 Lead O/S

Great route. Really quite nasty on the top slab!

with Nick Taylor
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead β
craig d ?/May/08 Lead O/S
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
with aiden
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 TR dog
Jack Symmons ?/Aug/07 Lead

One to go back to to finish properly.

with Chris T
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead
Ropeboy 03/Jun/07 Lead
jondude ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/07 Lead O/S
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Ram MkiV 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alex
Alex Mason 16/Sep/06 Lead

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

miastacey ?/Aug/06 Lead RP
with Bob Smith
skygodley 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with SarahM
Dave Bond 11/Jun/06 Lead β
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead RP
timbanton ?/Jun/06 -
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 03/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Jon Read ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
kristian ??/2005 Lead O/S
jamiev ?/Aug/03 Lead β
with Adrian Berry
shoulders 21/Jun/03 Lead
with maria, mart, dai
Hidden ??/2003 -
nige ?/Aug/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
Gus 16/May/02 Lead O/S
climber34neil ??/2002 -
Billg ??/1994 Lead O/S
Gregory ??/1994 -
keefe 14/Jul/91 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
steve L 01/May/88 Lead
with Alan Dance, Alun Richardson
Hidden ??/1988 -
Mike Owen 04/Sep/86 -
with Ian McMullan
sadams 31/Jul/86 Lead
with Kevin Edwards
andy gittins ??/1985 -
stp ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 26/Sep/82 2nd
with Paul Clark
Hidden ?/Jun/82 Lead
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Style of ascent
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