Rockfax Description
Vying with Supersonic on High Tor as the best E5 on Peak limestone; but this one is almost a full grade harder. E3 5c climbing leads up the groove with good holds and adequate protection to a rest ledge on the right (bomber crucial nuts). Now climb deviously and determinedly up and left to pockets (in-situ thread) below the sloping ledge. Getting established on this is difficult and leads to a semi-rest, but beware, the upper wall climbed from left to right has taken many scalps. Traverse left to the Mortlock's belay or continue up Apocalypse. © Rockfax

FA. P.Livesey, A.Livesey 7.80. Livesey's last great route in the Peak. Jul/1980

Ticklists: Trad climbs for sport climbers, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics, Ultimate E5 ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
malx 26/Sep/15 Lead G/U

Fell off it once 6 years ago, did it first go this time. Such an amazing route! Best of the year so far, can't believe it's not more popular - was covered in dust and cobwebs. Tough but good gear.

tim newton 02/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Fell off just below the thread, then it started raining heavily, so down climbed taking out the gear

markalmack 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Fucking well good. Think this is the first time I've tied in to an e5 and not been scared. Mega teckers but not too pumpy. Beautiful. Boom!

drysori 05/Oct/14 Lead dog
Brown 09/Jul/14 2nd
with James T
The old James turnbull 09/Jul/14 Lead

Mega! Gave it a good clean on ab first then lead. Amazing climbing, please go do it after the effort we put in to clean it!!

with dave brown
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
JulesV 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
switch ??/2000 Lead β

belayed James on it, then led it on my gear

WuDavid ??/2000 -
GeoffG 02/May/99 2nd
Roget 02/Aug/97 Lead G/U

backed off on previous attempt

with jon
Stoney Boy 03/Jul/94 Lead O/S

Took the whipper off the top wall.

with Phil Kane
Steve Walker ??/1993 Lead
with paul entwistle
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
with Guy Maddox
Hidden 25/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 12/Apr/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Dave Douglas 21/Jul/89 2nd dog
with Neil Brodie
shark ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/87 Lead
shark 13/Sep/87 Lead dnf
with Seb Grieve
keefe 09/Aug/86 -
with Nora McElroy
Mike Owen 29/Sep/85 Lead rpt
with Harold Walmsley
Mark Kemball 10/Aug/83 Lead dnf
Mike Owen 04/Jul/82 2nd β
with Phil Davidson
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