Rockfax Description
The first of a great trio, although the lower wall is beginning to suffer from polish. Probably the most popular climb on the Cornice. Although the first wall has the hardest move, the top will sort out those lacking fitness. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1983. Led without the bolts by Nick Dixon 1984. Bolts gradually replaced over the years.

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Mowglee 01/Nov Lead dog

Sopping wet at the top

with Jamie
Hidden 17/Oct Lead O/S
chakrit 11/Oct Lead O/S
jonhowson 03/Oct Lead dog
with Mark
MYox 26/Sep Lead RP

First English F7a! TR, then lead on my first attempt. Really good, with some hard crimping lower down. Found the moves through the top bulge surprisingly straightforward.

Mowglee 26/Sep Lead dog

Arghh! Finally figured out the bulge bit only to run out of steam on the final jugs. Hmpff.

with Claudia, Mark Yoxon
apw 26/Sep Lead RP
with Neal Jobbling
JLS 20/Sep Lead RP

Stick-clip, Top-rope, lead dog, send.

with Rory H.
Rharrison 20/Sep Lead RP
with John
Hidden 18/Sep Lead O/S
JackMac 18/Sep Lead RP

Very nice. Incredibly pumpy to try and onsight!

with Russ
R2B 18/Sep Lead RP

Another I found desperate to onsight but relatively straightforward 2nd go.

with JackMac
psborland 14/Sep TR
BillyRidal 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep Lead RP
LBrown 05/Sep TR β

First day out.

jonleighton 05/Sep Lead RP
Duncan Campbell 02/Sep Lead O/S

clips in Hard moves and a pumpy finish - milk the jug!

with Howard Lawledge
Jonny Nick 30/Aug Lead β

First 7a flash in the UK. Climbed with Dan shouting beta at me but follows quite a logical sequence. Great route

Mowglee 30/Aug Lead dog

Faffed too much at the crux and then didn't have the power to pull up to the undercut. Next time I hope...

with Eve, Nadir
Hidden 30/Aug Lead RP
spidermonkey09 27/Aug Lead RP

Enjoyed this, some old school bolting which made it feel spicy but the holds are all good after the first clip.

Hidden 23/Aug Lead rpt
James Oakes 23/Aug Lead O/S
harry_lewis 19/Aug Lead RP

Went bolt to bolt as a warm up, then did clean

afrosam 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Si, Trisha Murphy
brices 15/Aug Lead dog
with Llinos
pete1993 10/Aug Lead dog

felt scarily run out after martial music, got all the moves first time with rests at the bolts

with Harry, Alex
amccann 10/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug Lead RP
Ram MkiV 08/Aug Lead rpt
with Guy
Louishmouis 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Felix
Hidden 01/Aug Lead RP
theomoore 01/Aug Lead β
Marcus Wright 01/Aug Lead

Super cool route

karol dubas 01/Aug Lead RP
Ash Sayers ?/Aug Lead RP
shaunhumphreys 31/Jul Lead O/S

Pretty happy to onsight this!

with Will Smith, benkelsey
Hidden 25/Jul TR RP
Eddie Shelbourne 23/Jul Lead RP
with cheque
Hidden 22/Jul Lead O/S
Albert Exley 20/Jul Lead O/S

First 7a onsight...

MichaelGallimore 19/Jul Lead β

Saw where people had fallen so knew where to pay attention. Still did my best to read the moves from the ground. Found a funky rest under first roof which allowed full recovery.

with jon lawson
Gambit 18/Jul Lead RP

Climbed with Ethan belaying, conditions were very good and moves felt great

with Ethan
amccann 14/Jul Lead RP
with Nick
Teappleby 14/Jul TR dog

Felt much better than last time. Had a go at leading and got to the top crux. But couldn't work it out. Went back up on a rope and did the moves. Maybe next time. Oh and the bottom crux isn't the crux, you just have to use your feet. Top is much much harder.

Hidden 13/Jul Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jul Lead RP
JamieSparkes 12/Jul Lead RP

Second go, pumped and wimped out trying to warm up on this first time and took a big lob from the upper crux. Shame as it felt fine once I'd warmed up.

benkelsey 12/Jul Lead RP

Clips in to warm up, then smash.

with Nick Priestley, Jake Young
Toby Dunn 11/Jul Lead rpt
Gregory 11/Jul Lead rpt
with liz fowler, nick warren
Dizz 11/Jul 2nd dog
with Greg C
quiffhanger 11/Jul Lead O/S
with Tom
Brian Rodgers 07/Jul Lead O/S
with Chris, Simon Pape
Hidden 07/Jul 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun TR
stp ??/2015 -
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Joe Lawson ??/2015 Lead O/S
with tommyp, Jim Pratt, Sam Lawson
Jack.H.92 22/Oct/14 Lead RP
dom94 19/Oct/14 Lead RP
Matthew Ferrier 19/Oct/14 Lead RP
Nick1812P 19/Oct/14 Lead β


with Tom A, Jake
Teappleby 19/Oct/14 Lead dnf

The definition of getting spanked. Messed it all up and gave up.

Luuuuuke 14/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Si
peaches69 14/Oct/14 Lead β
with luke
Daniel Heath 03/Oct/14 Lead RP

1st RP

Hidden 20/Sep/14 TR rpt
Hidden 20/Sep/14 TR dog
Toby Dunn 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Eric Hildrew
Qisheng Xie 14/Sep/14 Lead RP

Much better after brushing.

Aaron.Clifford 14/Sep/14 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ed morris 28/Aug/14 Lead β

Belayed Haydn on it first.

Hidden 28/Aug/14 Lead rpt
andyman666999 27/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Got to the large undercut flake, left it as Owen wanted a stab (impatient - but he had not enough left for the RP in the end).

with Martin, Owen Davies
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead RP
Dave-Westlake 24/Aug/14 -

Excellent route, hard start

Luke Dawson 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Dan Jenkin 16/Aug/14 Lead rpt

retro flash

with Dan Parkes, Theo, Chris Barr
Ian Ash 15/Aug/14 Lead RP
morganator 15/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Dan Arkle
Gambit 14/Aug/14 Lead dog

Fell on the redpoint after clipping all the bolts, next time!

with Josh
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 07/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Mia
nacnud 05/Aug/14 Lead
Somerset swede basher 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Bird Senior, Birdo
morganator 05/Aug/14 Lead dog

Horrendous condensation on the holds, mist hanging above the river..

with Tony Stone
bfreeman 03/Aug/14 Lead β
with Jon Freeman
innes 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ruth
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
soph 01/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Annelies Sarrazyn
simon kimber ?/Aug/14 Lead
with James Turnbull
Rachel Slater 31/Jul/14 Lead β
eazyclimbing 29/Jul/14 Lead β
with haydn
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Matt Cooke 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Gus 26/Jul/14 Lead
with Eddie
kermit_uk 26/Jul/14 Lead β

Great climb, first proper 7a and a flash. Super happy!

with Neil
morganator 24/Jul/14 Lead dog
with Andrew James
JFORDE 24/Jul/14 Lead RP

Was so awesome

with Richard
dannyboy83 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
oliver.ghill91 17/Jul/14 Lead β
with Mark R
jamesturnbull 12/Jul/14 Lead
with rich howells
ehole 11/Jul/14 Lead RP
dominic lee 10/Jul/14 Lead
with andy elliot
Adam_42 10/Jul/14 Lead RP

1st RP. Great route.

macgowand 06/Jul/14 Lead RP

Top roped it last year and couldn't lead it but managed to good it clean. Great route must do.

Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead β
w.pettet-smith ?/Jul/14 Lead

Hard bottom, best to miss penultimate clip I think

Steve Hickie ?/Jul/14 Lead
david morse 22/Jun/14 Lead RP

Dry but a bit dusty! Not too bad when you know where the good holds are

with KT
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 Lead
jamesgodwin64 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
with John Cooper
Hidden 08/Sep/13 TR
highrepute 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
dprctr 27/Jul/13 Lead dog

Dogged it then gave a couple of lead attempts. Not enough stamina for this atm. Brilliant route.

with Robbie Jenkins
willsm11 26/Jul/13 Lead RP

Had done the top part before on the martial music linkup.

Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead RP
gill 21/Jul/13 Lead RP

Team tick! Cracking route, great day all round.

with dav
Alex Mee 21/Jul/13 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S

3 stars! enjoyed this route greatly.

mic_b 17/Jul/13 Lead β
with Sim on
nathanlee 15/Jul/13 Lead β

on dads clips, chalky

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 15/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Laurence Everitt 14/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead β
Gus 11/Jul/13 Lead
with ben rouse
Dave Mayes 08/Jul/13 Lead
jfreeman 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with James Buckley, George Hartley
Ethan 04/Jul/13 Lead β
with George
Jake Young 01/Jul/13 Lead RP

Shouldn't try to onsight peak limestone.2nd go.

with Dan
Wizzy ?/Jul/13 Lead RP

First 7a

AshWH 29/Jun/13 Lead RP
with Stirling
Ian Broome 26/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead rpt
steve_biczyk 06/May/13 Lead rpt

On-sighted before, in 06 probably

with Keith Clarke
TonyB 05/May/13 Lead RP
with Rich
JRae 02/May/13 Lead RP

Good flowy sections of climbing. Almost OS, went wrong way near the top.

with Adam Sells, M Watson
justin c ??/2013 Lead RP

thought it had a nails start ! rest was ok

with steph crowley
Toby Dunn ??/2013 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead
owain86 22/Sep/12 Lead dog
DDDD 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Sham
drcorbasisgod ?/May/12 Lead dog
with Marc Weisner
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Sep/11 -
Rob84 17/Sep/11 TR dnf

3 or 4 goes - great route but too hard for me at the moment

with Rob Adie
Glenn Sutcliffe 29/Aug/11 Lead
with Rich kirby
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead
sportsten 20/Aug/11 Lead RP
with SwissMachine
Si dH 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

first go today

with Claire, Chris Foster, Neil Furniss
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead dog
catblack 29/Jul/11 Lead dnf

too tired

with chris taylor, Andy Barker
Hidden 19/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead dog
Ben HW 15/Jul/11 Lead RP
with Sean Ramsden, Joseph Torr, David Browne
steve_yo 13/Jul/11 Lead
with Dan m
Joughton 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
tuftynick 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ben Heason
Ian Broome 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Dave
rockjedi 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Moondance 04/Jul/11 Lead RP
gregoritos 01/Jul/11 Lead rpt
tatz45 27/Jun/11 Lead RP

First RP, quality route.

with Jim Lear
Adam Booth 24/Jun/11 TR dog

Quick TR at end of the day, seemed less cruxy than martial music.

Ed Booth 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead rpt
DaveFidler 21/Jun/11 Lead dog
PeteH 20/Jun/11 Lead RP

2nd go

with Ben Heason
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
harvie 18/Jun/11 Lead
with Tim
morganator 17/Jun/11 Lead β
with Sion Brocklehurst
gregoritos 16/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Stig 16/Jun/11 TR
with Greg
NeilManley 14/Jun/11 Lead dog
derico 11/Jun/11 Lead β
GrantB 11/Jun/11 Lead
with Alaan
Stefan Gallagher 09/Jun/11 Lead β
Alex Mason 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hard pull at the start but sustained interest.

with Laura Perry
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
davidliu 02/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Nick Hobbs, Martin Cleaver, Dave Rose, Helen Dale
Martin Cleaver 01/Jun/11 Lead RP

1st RP

with Nick
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead RP
halfmanhalfbiscuit ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
zero six ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
alaan 30/May/11 Lead O/S

Bit wet on top, which maintained the interest right to the chains.

with Grant
westyb3 28/May/11 Lead O/S


with Alan Sarhan
Dan Jenkin 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Lockyer, Chris Barr
Si dH 22/May/11 Lead dog

Fell off half way up the first run-out due to pump (after one bolt-to-bolt go). When Neil went up it turned out the top was soaking anyway...should get quickly next time.

with Andy, Neil Furniss
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead dog
dan gibson 22/May/11 Lead RP
with michael porter
tuftynick 19/May/11 Lead RP
with ben winston
bigdrew 14/May/11 Lead rpt

First go today. Felt much easier than Martial Music..

with James, Neil, Mark R
mark20 11/May/11 Lead RP
jamiev 10/May/11 Lead RP

Lovely. 1 go to sort moves, then 1st rp attempt today.

with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead
Jeronimo 06/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead
Ian Broome 01/May/11 Lead

very good climbing

with Tim, Dave
thebullmaster 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Rob
Ricky Rocks 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead dog
steve_yo ?/Apr/11 Lead
Chris_barr ??/2011 Lead RP

Hard but amazing, dont clip bolt out right.

with Chris Lockyer
blaza1 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
DaveFidler 07/Sep/10 Lead dog

Rested under top overlap.

jamiev 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

Worked out the moves. Then 1st Rp attempt fell 2 moves from top. 2nd rp attempt was way too tired.

with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 31/Jul/10 TR dog
with loundsy
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Marti999 18/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Gary Jackson
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead β
NDD 15/Jul/10 Lead

Wet at the top the first time 2nd try.

Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead dnf
drysori 06/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jul/10 TR dog
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 05/Jul/10 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead RP
nai 02/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Paul B
robandian ?/Jul/10 Lead dog
Stig 29/Jun/10 Lead RP

2nd redpoint.

with Greg
tedj234 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nicolas Rabb
J.Wells 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Chris Lockyer
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
gregoritos 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
TomPR 25/Jun/10 Lead
uptown 24/Jun/10 Lead β
with Boy
robbo 22/Jun/10 Lead RP

Got first redpoint after one run on Tr. Brilliant climbing. First cheedale route. Well impressed

Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead RP
Brown 18/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Lilifa
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 16/Jun/10 Lead

Then had a look at K3.

with Nic Sellers
dominic lee 14/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with andy elliot
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead β
Simon Davis 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Retro point. Onsight in 06

with Dave Mclaughlin
Andrew Barker 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S

A great route, pretty pumpy.

with Tom Lyons, Tom Ramsden
DDDD ?/Jun/10 Lead RP

Really good

with Simon Lee
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
soph ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Lindy Smith
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead RP
thomasadixon 30/May/10 Lead dnf

Couldn't finish the last crux clean on lead, will be back.

with Becca
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
TomHaigh 26/May/10 Lead RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/May/10 Lead rpt

Then worked Ogre.

with Steve Adams
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/10 TR dog
kingholmesy ??/2010 Lead RP
with SteveOc
jondude 16/Aug/08 -
thebigfriendlymoose 16/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Stephen
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
Mick r 29/Jun/08 Lead dog

put the clips in then practised on TR once. managed all the moves but nnot going to tick this time

with Rob
skygodley 23/Jun/08 Lead RP
Luke Brooks 03/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Kim Hayward
Ian Jones ??/2007 -
willackers ??/2007 Lead RP
with Chris Cubitt
bigie bob 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/06 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jul/06 Lead dog
Ram MkiV 05/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Alex and Tristov
lx ?/Jul/06 Lead


with neil
timbanton ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden 30/Jun/06 TR dog
Dave Bond 11/Jun/06 Lead β
with Andy Price
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
robyn1 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead RP
Paz 20/Aug/05 Lead RP

Failed on the onsight, then failed to redpoint putting them (after BB took them out Why?! Why?!), then got it third go. Felt harder than a lot of 7as down south.

with DP
shark 02/Jul/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/05 Lead RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Jake Shaw ??/2005 Lead O/S
realbobsmith ??/2005 Lead
Henners 01/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Alan Cassidy
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
spidey 03/Aug/03 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
climber34neil ??/2003 -
Hidden 01/Jul/01 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Joe le Sage, Viv
John Southworth ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Mike Rudden
Jon Read ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S

A long way from Cambridge for an evening.

with Julian Webb
craig d ??/2000 -
kristian ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
WuDavid ??/2000 -
Hidden 08/Sep/99 Lead O/S
nige ?/Aug/99 Lead
with jim hewson
buzby78 10/Sep/96 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/96 Lead rpt
Mick 14/Aug/96 Lead RP
with Andy T
sadams 28/Jul/96 Lead RP
with John Boyle
Hidden 16/Jun/96 Lead RP
Mike Owen 23/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Dave Musgrove 17/Sep/95 Lead dog
Mike Owen 16/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Tim Hatch
Hidden 27/Jun/95 Lead rpt
uphillnow 06/Jun/95 2nd
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with mik
Dave Douglas 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Ed Morgan
Mike Owen 09/Jul/94 -
with Elaine Owen
Billg ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Gareth Parry, Alan Holden
Gregory ??/1994 Lead RP
Tony Little 16/May/93 Lead RP
with Jon Bibby
Roget 16/May/93 Lead O/S
with colin, baccy
Rich Kirby ?/May/93 Lead O/S
keefe ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Stoney Boy 31/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/91 2nd
Hidden ??/1991 -
Billg 26/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Hidden 28/Jun/90 Lead
DDDD ??/1990 Lead O/S
Bulls Crack ??/1990 Lead β
with AM
Hidden ??/1990 -
jon 18/Oct/89 Lead

Nick Dixon had re-climbed this with a couple of 'pegs' (short bits of steel with a loop of tape threaded though) one of which came out on Douggie Hall. Nick's remaining 'peg' came out in my hand on abseil. After trying in vain to place another, I placed one bolt (maybe what is the second bolt now?) with Chris Hardy's drill. On the lead the gear was I think RP4, bolt, peg (a real one) with small rock back up. The nuts were placed on the lead.

with Dave Hinton
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