Rockfax Description
Now climbed direct with two good sections. Start up a steep and technical wall and head for the groove, following this to the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson - Solo!

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

ashtond6 27/Sep Lead RP
Hidden 25/Aug Lead RP
Hidden 25/Aug Lead RP
Hidden 16/Aug Lead
stp 10/Aug Lead RP

Went from fully overcast to full on sun in the time it took to cross the river and gear up. Good route, slopey in places.

with Dave T
David Sherratt ?/Aug Lead RP
Hannes B 21/Jul Lead rpt
with Charlie
Hidden 20/Jul Lead RP
thejunglist 16/Jul Lead RP

one go on toprope then the redpoint, awesome route!!

with Timmy G
Hidden 12/Jul Lead RP
Hidden 11/Jul Lead β
M_Robinson 11/Jul Lead dog

Punched myself in the face on the red point attempt. Next time

Hidden 11/Jul Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 11/Jul Lead RP

The first 7a I ever had a top rope on, few years ago with Frosty and Price. One top rope today, then first RP. Loads of different ways to climb it, almost too many. Bit dusty and could do with a proper loweroff!

giuly 05/Jul Lead RP
with Ben Thompson
Hidden 30/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 28/Jun Lead β
giuly 28/Jun Lead dog
with Chris Saunders
efrance24234 27/Jun Lead G/U

Should have flashed. Got within a few moves of the lower off and realised I missed a bolt. Tried to downclimb to get the one below and move it up but got pumped. 2nd go.

with hank
Mowglee 27/Jun Lead dog
with Antonio
simon1965 24/Jun Lead RP

Top roped clean then RP. Felt reasonable compared to last time I tried this.

with Si Willshire, James, Nick, peakdj
Jon Read 21/Jun Lead O/S
with Becky, Pete Bridgewood, andi turner
Hidden 20/Jun Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 10/Jun Lead β
with Tim Gould
brices 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos
jdawz1 ?/Jun TR
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod ?/Jun Lead O/S
Gregory ?/Jun Lead rpt
with Badger
OliverRoss 28/May Lead RP
with Neil Davies, Ryan Baird
emily_allen 21/May Lead rpt
MischaHY 17/May Lead O/S

Saved this for ages! Really pleased with the onsight, such a great route. Benchmark 7a. Should be on everybody's ticklist!

with Ellissa
simon1965 15/May Lead

Top roped a few times and was eventually getting close but it's not my style. Hopefully next visit.

with Tim
oldcheese 02/May Lead
giuly 26/Apr Lead dog
with Ben Thompson
Albert Exley 25/Apr Lead RP
Luke Dawson 23/Apr Lead O/S
Albert Exley 23/Apr Lead dog
Ross.Cooper 18/Apr Lead RP

2nd RP

with Patrick Staves, Laurence Everitt
Hidden 18/Apr Lead dog
Tophe 10/Apr Lead

Great route, Surprisingly pumpy!

with Jerome
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Nick Sherring 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

Really nice climbing with a powerful bouldery start. Some polished flatties but with care the moves flow nicely and most handholds are decent. Went second go, not without a fight against the pump at the very top though.

James Oswald 19/Aug/14 Lead dog

Trying to flash it with Mark's beta I fell off the final hard move. Then use had two spot attempts where I forgot my sequence. On my final go I did the hard section then fell off the lower wall when I forgot my sequence. Muppet. Nice moves though

Souljah 09/Aug/14 Lead
with aliblacky
Duncan Campbell 04/Aug/14 Lead β

Bouldery at the bottom, got very flash pumped.

jamiev 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Chris Saunders
Souljah 08/Jul/14 Lead β
with Alister
thebigfriendlymoose 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Ian Broome 04/Jul/14 Lead rpt

This and progress on a few other bits

with Mike
dannyboy83 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Noakes 29/Jun/14 Lead β

Flash, after watching John on it

Adam_42 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Pleased with the onsight!

jamiev 26/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 26/Jun/14 TR rpt
C coldwell-storry 25/Jun/14 Lead β
with Ryan
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 21/Jun/14 TR
with Eric Hildrew
doman11hate 21/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Grzegorz Gromek
Haydn Jones 19/Jun/14 Lead β
with neil jobling
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Jun/14 TR rpt
Gus 19/May/14 Lead
with chris barr
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead RP
NDD 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with tony stone
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead RP
justin c ??/2014 -
petellis 05/Oct/13 Lead β

Well pleased with this effort. Pretty much on-sight but the words "the jug" floating up the crag at exactly the right time may have swung it.

with Broomy
Lenny 21/Sep/13 TR RP
with Tom
Matt Cooke 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Rosh
Rich Kirby 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Pete, Steve & Dal
Cake 01/Sep/13 Lead RP

1st 7a after two previous short sessions. Happy

Steve Hickie ?/Sep/13 -
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead RP
LakesWinter 27/Aug/13 TR

All moves done and a few links too.

with Cake
Cake 27/Aug/13 Lead dog

Terrible cheating on lead, but managed a clean top rope

Glyn 26/Aug/13 Lead β
Toby Dunn 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Alex Barrows
davidliu 25/Aug/13 Lead β
with Jonny A
Cake 25/Aug/13 TR dnf

Dogged my way up to the last runner with quite a tight rope! Training

derico 24/Aug/13 Lead β
with Jen S, davidliu, Sadact
Jon_Warner 24/Aug/13 Lead RP

Very cool balancy route.

with Jenni
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead RP
david morse 19/Aug/13 Lead β
with markalmack, chris todd
markalmack 19/Aug/13 2nd
KiaranR 14/Aug/13 Lead RP

First 7a :D

Dave Mayes 14/Aug/13 Lead

How is this the same grade as Darl P1?!

David Kay 07/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Dave Kettle
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
emily_allen 25/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Sam Marks 24/Jul/13 Lead

Managed all of the climbing on 1st RP, only to slip, about to hold the jug to clip the chains. Bloody Nightmare. Didn't have the energy to do it again.

with Jack Hodgson, Matthew Ferrier
Hidden 14/Jul/13 TR dog
embob 07/Jul/13 TR dog

This showed me how much fitness and finger strength I've lost! 3 goes on tr, second go not too bad, third completely powered out and forgot how to use my feet.

with Alex
Joughton 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 TR
matiamallia 29/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 15/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Grant
samt 14/Jun/13 Lead β

First go with mark putting the draws in

with Mark H
Alistair Corbett 10/Jun/13 Lead RP

4th go... my foot work needs work!

with Mike
loonyclimber 09/Jun/13 Lead RP

Went first redpoint, finally feel like im getting some route fitness back

with Lee
Mick r 09/Jun/13 Lead RP

1 RP after a TR

with lee, Rob
pawelgregorczyk 08/Jun/13 Lead β
with gromek
Fran S8 08/Jun/13 Lead
lojant 08/Jun/13 Lead RP
with wojciech domanski
catblack 07/Jun/13 Lead RP

Finally. didn't feel as hard as I expected once I remembered the sequence!

Bry 06/Jun/13 TR dog
with Nige Pick, Chris C
lojant 06/Jun/13 TR dog

Rope solo

lojant 06/Jun/13 TR RP

Rope solo

nai 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Mark
emily_allen 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Simon Davis ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Tim P And Jamie V
gill ?/Jun/13 Lead RP


with dav
oliver.ghill91 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tomsmartacus 27/May/13 Lead RP

Sorted moves putting clips in, then first RP.

with Mark
macgowand 27/May/13 Lead RP

4th day on rock. 2nd 7a outdoors.

Hidden 23/May/13 Lead O/S
Stig 22/May/13 Lead rpt
with Simon
jamiev 16/May/13 Lead rpt

On 2nd go of day. A little wet at the top.

with Tim Parkinson
TRFrost 23/Apr/13 Lead RP
with J. Hulbert, N. Price
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
realbobsmith 20/Apr/13 Lead


Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
np134 16/Apr/13 Lead RP

TR then 1st RP

ejected ??/2013 -
blakey21 ??/2013 -
Jake Young 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
cliffrad 18/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Charlotte Garden, eazy
eazyclimbing 18/Aug/12 Lead β
with heather, cliff
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead
chrism225 08/Aug/12 Lead RP

First 7a in England!

with jonny
JRae 08/Aug/12 Lead RP

Quick top tope then first RP. Boulder problem into face climbing. Cool route!

Simon_Letman 05/Aug/12 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead RP
miastacey ?/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Katherine Sellers
chrism225 30/Jul/12 TR
with mark
Hannes B 25/Jul/12 Lead RP
with Aidan
alek 22/Jul/12 Lead RP


Daniel Heath 02/Jun/12 Lead β

Terrible style, just powered through all the hard bits getting pumped.

with Remus
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead β
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead RP
R8JimBob88 06/Apr/12 TR dog

A few attempts on top rope. Didn't managed to get it clean but think I have most of the moves sorted. Just need to get a little stronger and then come back! Excellent route though, steep start with the crux being between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. Very well bolted though

with James
steepstuff ?/Apr/12 -
with Rob
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/12 -
Dan Jenkin 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ellie Pygall, Ollie Morrison
Hidden ??/2012 -
jamesgodwin64 19/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with John Cooper
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead dog
maybe_si 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Lead RP
Stewart B 05/Aug/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
aretherenoneleft 31/Jul/11 Lead β

Fun fun fun

with Andy B, Becky, Andrew
Moondance 27/Jul/11 Lead RP
Shauna 24/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Jules
JulesV 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
gregoritos 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/11 TR dog
Hidden 07/Jul/11 Lead RP
drguiom 02/Jul/11 TR dnf
with barney1, Rick Crosby
Bill Lawrence 27/Jun/11 Lead dog

planning on a flash attempt, turns out oaksi couldnt remember what the route looked like let alone the moves (he dogged his way up the 6b+ to the right to put the clips in for me!). so ended up salvaging something out of it by going clip to clip on it. back soon to finish it!

with oaksi2
Hidden 21/Jun/11 Lead rpt
highrepute 11/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
Cragrat Rich 11/Jun/11 Lead RP

Had a few run throughs. Liked the climbing... Steep and pumpy. Had to mess about with the start with a contorted abnormal sequence - Got me there though

jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ricky Rocks 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/11 TR dog
GuyVG 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
Lewis Andrew 21/May/11 Lead O/S
James Oakes 14/May/11 Lead RP
jamiev 14/May/11 Lead rpt

retroflash. damp at top.

with Tim Parkinson
thrutch 11/May/11 Lead RP

Redpoint. 1st 7a in Chee Dale this year. Very pleased and felt easy.

with Sven
Chris M 06/May/11 -
catblack 06/May/11 Lead dog
with Chris M, Andy Barker
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 TR dog
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead dnf
harvie 26/Apr/11 Lead
with John
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead RP
Marcus 25/Apr/11 2nd
rubben 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lovely climb...quite polished flat tops with a powerful start! Good fun

catblack 22/Apr/11 Lead dog
mic_b 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Heidi
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jay Kay
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead RP
Si dH 17/Apr/11 Lead RP

First redpoint attempt after a bolt-to-bolt. Good route.

with Olly, Chris Foster
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
bigdrew 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Mark R
Rich Kirby 16/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Ruth
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead
J.Wells 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Matthews-King
Ram MkiV 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Guy
simon1965 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
nai 26/Mar/11 Lead RP

1st RP

with Richard
richardr 26/Mar/11 Lead RP

2nd go

steepstuff 26/Mar/11 -
bigie bob 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Chris_barr 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Lockyer
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
drguiom 05/Sep/10 TR dnf
with Rick Crosby
Gambit 05/Sep/10 Lead RP

2nd go after taking a fall on the first and lowering off.

with Barney
i_a_coops 31/Aug/10 Lead β
with Mark
drewish 11/Aug/10 Lead RP

good mental milestone after finger injury...great route

with John Allen, SteveE9
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
thrutch 03/Aug/10 Lead
with Sven
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 29/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with loundsy
belay bunny turned bad 24/Jul/10 Lead RP
mark20 19/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
burto 18/Jul/10 Lead RP
with malc
Duncan Disorderly ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
martroberts ?/Jul/10 Lead β

Flash. Another great birthday present

Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Wicks
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead β
maffujones 05/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead dog
Brown 25/May/10 Lead
with Lilifa
nathanlee 18/May/10 Lead RP

3rd RP - First 7a!

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 18/May/10 Lead rpt
jamiev 15/May/10 Lead β

excellent route and v happy with the flash

with Tim Parkinson
jujuheath 09/May/10 Lead rpt
Matt Fry 06/May/10 Lead rpt
Matt Fry 04/May/10 Lead β
Ethan 01/May/10 Lead β
with Don Walker
Rich Kirby 01/May/10 Lead rpt
with Kev
Ian Broome 01/May/10 Lead rpt
with Dave
Mr Wild ?/May/10 Lead O/S
GrantB 25/Apr/10 Lead
jkarran 25/Apr/10 Lead dog
with Smith, Matt, Grant
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jujuheath 28/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Brian Rodgers 13/Mar/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 -
mattwyles1 ??/2010 Lead
scottski 03/Oct/09 Lead RP
with A.Cooley
John Southworth 03/Oct/09 Lead β
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead RP
Martin Cleaver 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Stuart McKinnon
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead rpt
rockjedi ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead β
jibberingwreck 11/Aug/09 Lead dog
Milnes 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

First 7a attempt. Flashed. Pretty chuffed.

with Bri Mac
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead rpt
galpinos 25/Jul/09 Lead dog

Dogged up after failing on the on-sight, top-ropped clean then failed to lead. Will be back!

with Ben & Martin
drysori 11/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jul/09 -
shark 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S


DDDD 14/Jun/09 Lead β
with Simon Lee
Andrew Barker 03/Jun/09 Lead rpt

Felt easy this time.

with Chunk
mbutton ?/Jun/09 Lead β
with Alex Adgar
StuM 31/May/09 Lead RP
with Chris Watson, Alex Cannon
andy gravestock 30/May/09 Lead O/S

not bad.

with alex, tom
loonyclimber 30/May/09 Lead RP

quick onsight. happy days

Hidden 24/May/09 Lead β
Ian Broome 24/May/09 Lead O/S
nige pacer 18/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead dog
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead RP
with SteveOc
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Billg ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Oli 21/Sep/08 Lead RP

Essentially a flash. Slipped off the first hold, then pissed the rest.

with Jon R
sadams 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Ed Brown
georgel 23/Aug/08 Lead RP

not too hard only just 7a

with morgan
Morgan Woods 23/Aug/08 Lead rpt

harder than i remembered!

with George & Caine
ASchwirtz 17/Aug/08 Lead dog

1 fall

with Claire Johnston
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell 23/Jul/08 Lead RP
with zippy
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dale
morganator 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Andy Cave
georgel 14/Jun/08 TR dog

Top roped in two sections. Hard Bouldery start but feels like it will go

with sarah
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd RP
Andrew Barker ?/Jun/08 Lead β
with Chunk
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 26/May/08 Lead β

A few burly puills to get going then ok but still requires care to finish. Great route.

with Iain
catt 26/May/08 TR dog

Worked moves.

Dave Bond 20/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead RP
willackers 30/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Walker
Hidden ??/2008 -
marcpontin ??/2008 Lead RP
Stig 04/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Goi
goi.ashmore 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with James Rees, Mark Richardson
Thomas Martin ?/Aug/07 Lead RP

First 7a RP Awesome

with A mason
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead
Ropeboy 03/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead rpt
jondude ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead RP
skygodley 01/May/07 Lead O/S

hard start

with SarahM
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead RP
Alex Mason 16/Sep/06 Lead

tried this earlier this year could bearly get off the deck did it on a tr then went straight for the lead. awesome deep flag.

Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd dog
Ram MkiV 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S

first 7a onsight, not hard but quite slappy.

with Alex
Hidden 14/Jun/06 Lead dog
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 03/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/05 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead β
Mick 05/Sep/04 Lead rpt
with Ian
nige ?/Aug/03 Lead
with mark hounslea
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Mick 11/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/01 2nd
Roget 20/May/00 Lead O/S
kristian ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden 23/May/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/90 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 -
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