Rockfax Description
It looks unlikely at the grade but once you get on it the climbing is good and the moves are surprisingly independent. Start by heading towards the groove of Ra, then hang-a-left onto the steeper section above, where it is easy to get lost and take a whipper. A long move enables the upper wall to be reached, teeter up this to the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Hardy 1989. The name refers to what happened to a sack of gear which was left at the bottom of the route.

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

Luke Dawson 30/Sep Lead RP
Hidden 06/Sep Lead
stp 10/Aug Lead dog

Tried late on once out of the sun. No time for RP but really nice route. Getting the draw in bolt 4 proved tricky. Let Dave sort that out.

with Dave T
dannyboy83 12/Jul Lead RP
with Lena
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jun Lead β
brices 06/Jun Lead dnf


with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos
Steve Hickie ?/Jun Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead RP
Hidden 07/Sep/14 TR
Duncan Campbell 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Just one bolt to bolt as will was keen for it, niether of us had a RP attempt, not that good and pretty damn hard!

Charlie Noakes 10/Jul/14 Lead dog

First session on this route, worked all the moves enough for a couple of redpoint attempts

NDD 15/Jun/14 Lead β
with toby, sam harvie
Toby Dunn 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Nick Dubost
Si dH 15/Jun/14 Lead dog

Fell off rp attempt on last move to the jug high up, should go quickly next time

with Ian Broome
Hidden 12/May/14 Lead
Gus 03/May/14 Lead

Probably bumped up to bottom end 7b+ now that the wobbly block jug is no longer there?

with stadders
harvie ??/2014 Lead β
with mark
Stig 24/Sep/13 TR dog

Finally got all the moves and worked out the top wall.

with Ian T
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead dog
emily_allen 25/Jul/13 Lead dog

A crucial hold came off, not 7b anymore!!!

Ian Broome 21/Jul/13 Lead rpt

2 Rp today. Hadn't been on this for a few years, enjoyed repeating this.

with Chris
Hidden 22/Jun/13 Lead
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead rpt

Shocked to retro this in sun & last of session

with Oli, H, Rach & Phil
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 23/May/13 Lead
Stig 22/May/13 TR dog
with Simon
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 15/Sep/12 Lead RP

really good, great to finally come back and finish this one

with Ellie Pygall
switch 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nickie, James
Oli 02/Sep/12 Lead dog

Fell off last hard move on 2nd go. Maybe not as unfit as I thought.

Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead β
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
davidliu 28/Jul/12 TR dog

Would be nice with some more bolts

mark20 02/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
shark 02/Oct/11 Lead β

Surprise flash given performance on Blockhead

with Robin Barker
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
Joe Costello 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
with James
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead β
nai 26/May/11 Lead RP

2nd redpoint after whimping the first when things got tough on the upper wall.

with Mark
Lewis Andrew 21/May/11 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 21/May/11 Lead RP

Couple of big whippers on previous attempts

Hidden 17/May/11 Lead RP
Stig 08/May/11 Lead dog

Done in 2 overlapping sections, ish. Hard.

with Goi
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
JulesV 17/Apr/11 Lead
dominic lee 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
highrepute 21/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Aug/10 TR
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead RP
Stig 18/May/10 Lead dog

2 goes. Got all the moves - big fall from the top!

with Goi
Hidden 09/May/10 TR
gregoritos 09/May/10 Lead RP

2nd go (1st redpoint)

Hidden 09/May/10 Lead RP
jondude 06/May/10 -
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Mar/10 TR
Ian Broome 21/Mar/10 Lead dog

found crux trickier then when I did it. will try and get on it again sometime this year.

with Dave
bigie bob 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
steve_biczyk 15/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Done this in 2005 or 06. One of the best 7b s in the Dale with the polish to prove it.

with Mark
drysori 13/Aug/09 Lead RP

First 7b. Third day on it, I did well on the first but got nowhere on the second. It took me three lead attempts and definitely felt at my limit for the time being.

Dave Bond 08/Aug/09 Lead RP
with marc
Hidden 06/Aug/09 2nd
oldcheese ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
Ian Broome 28/May/09 Lead

3rd redpoint, by the skin of my teeth!

Alex Mason 01/Apr/09 Lead RP

put clips in, quick bolt-2-bolt then dispatched it, good climbing!

andy gravestock 31/Mar/09 Lead RP

watched alex on it so thought would give it a go the big fin was damp and found a way up spent about 15 mins on top rop then got it stright after worth doing nice and pumpy with some good moves.

Andrew Barker 23/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Nick Rabb
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 03/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Eric and Es
skygodley 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

pre clipped the first two bolts with the clip stick with the rope in!

with Fitbird
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2008 -
Gregory ??/2008 Lead RP
with Debbie
Hidden 10/Aug/07 Lead dnf
Mick B 04/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Mick Ward
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead dog
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Rich Kirby ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ant
Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Jun/05 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellers
Hidden ??/2005 -
Billg ??/2005 Lead RP
with Phil McAllistair
Mick 27/Jul/04 Lead RP
with Ian
Gus 11/Jun/04 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/04 Lead rpt
nige ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with nick colton
Hidden ??/2003 -
Henners 01/Jul/02 Lead RP
with Alan Cassidy
kristian ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead RP
Hidden 26/May/97 Lead RP
sadams 27/Apr/96 Lead RP

1st rp

Cowflinger ?/Jul/95 Lead RP
Mike Owen 24/Jul/94 -
with Elaine Owen
Stoney Boy 21/Aug/93 Lead RP
mattnuttall 19/Jun/93 Lead β
with Gareth Parry, Ian Vickers
craig d ??/1992 -
shark ??/1991 Lead RP

Year a guess

DDDD ??/1990 Lead RP
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