Rockfax Description
The hardest of the trio. Start by going left via an undercut pocket, then traverse right before breaking back out left to a boulder problem to gain the niche. Then climb the wall before heading out left to finish on the scarily-thin jug. © Rockfax

FA. Jon deMontjoye, Neil Foster 1989

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 02/Oct Lead RP
Neal Jobling 27/Sep Lead RP

Very pumpy second half, only just enough gas left for the final move to the flake.

giuly 26/Sep Lead dog
Chris Saunders
JLS 20/Sep TR dog

One go on TR, found crux very very tough.

Hidden 14/Sep Lead rpt
Albert Exley 13/Sep Lead RP
TonyB 12/Sep Lead RP
quiffhanger 06/Sep Lead rpt
Rachel, Jon
Jonny Nick 05/Sep Lead RP
jonleighton 05/Sep Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 30/Aug Lead dog

After 5 days of climbing this week I didn't quite have the juice to finish this off. Top moves are quite blind and blew on 1st RP and no gas for another go. Now I've figured a sequence it should be grand on the return.

AlistairB 26/Aug Lead β
pete1993 25/Aug Lead dog

decided to give it a go after a complete failure on armistice day, pretty powerful moves but really good, now just to get better stamina...

Ed morris 24/Aug Lead β
James Oakes 23/Aug Lead RP
morganator 22/Aug Lead RP
Dan Arkle
Hidden 18/Aug Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Aug Lead
giuly 16/Aug 2nd
Roberto Bettotti
brices 15/Aug Lead dog
giuly 11/Aug Lead dnf
Roberto Bettotti
Jake Young 09/Aug Lead RP
david morse 08/Aug Lead RP

Got horrendously pumped trying to onsight this. Got even more pumped when I did it. Pretty desperate for 7a+

Ram MkiV 08/Aug Lead β
GuyVG 08/Aug Lead RP
James Oswald 06/Aug Lead O/S

Did it after failing on the end four times this year. First attempt today I fell off reaching for the penultimate hold below the jug and fell half the length of the crag. Got it second go today, felt pumpy.

Nick Duboust
Gregory 05/Aug Lead RP

Top afternoon with arkleator. Missed on-site in early 90s and tonight. 1st rp.

dan arkle
FreddieSmith 03/Aug Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 03/Aug Lead O/S
Alice Walton, FreddieSmith
Matt Cooke 02/Aug Lead β
Sam Taylor, Rosh
Louishmouis 01/Aug Lead O/S
danm ?/Aug TR

Nails bouldery move into undercuts.

Hidden ?/Aug Lead O/S
benkelsey 28/Jul Lead RP

Warm up today felt ok

shaunhumphreys 27/Jul Lead β

felt really easy!!! not sure how!

benkelsey 21/Jul Lead dog

Hard passing the fourth to final bolt. Next time hopefully.

amccann 20/Jul Lead RP
Will S
quiffhanger 18/Jul Lead O/S
Johaness, Rachel
Dave Mayes 17/Jul Lead O/S


Oli G, Emily
Hidden 16/Jul Lead RP
ellis 15/Jul Lead RP
Tom Holdsworth
willsm11 12/Jul Lead β


Nick1812P 12/Jul Lead G/U

cocked up the flash my missing the jug by the chains getting a sloper and taking the whipper. went 2nd go though I felt I used a rubbish sequence which wasn't really 3 stars for me.

Frances Bensley 12/Jul Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 11/Jul Lead rpt
drcorbasisgod 08/Jul Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 05/Jul Lead RP

Third RP.

jon lawson
penny.orr 04/Jul TR dog

One very hard move low-ish, with a slightly exciting finish. Could be a height issue... or not? Maybe one to go back for.

stp ??/2015 -
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Matthew Ferrier 25/Oct/14 Lead RP
dom94 19/Oct/14 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Tophe 17/Oct/14 Lead
peaches69 14/Oct/14 Lead O/S

No guide book, looked ok, so gave it a bash.

john lynch 03/Oct/14 TR dog

1 fall right at the top, pumpy!

Lewis Andrew
Somerset swede basher 01/Oct/14 Lead β

Continuous beta stream from Brian so never felt too desperate.

Aaron.Clifford 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

Way hard! Easily 7b. Run out at the top is quite thrilling.

Qisheng Xie 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

3 cruxes linked together in a great route. Felt hard for the grade.

Toby Dunn 14/Sep/14 Lead
Eric Hildrew
Ethan 30/Aug/14 Lead β
Matt Fry 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Pleased to get this onsight - not expected, certainly not at the top!

nathanlee 27/Aug/14 Lead β

Great pumpy line

Neil Mawson
mic_b 24/Aug/14 Lead RP
Dave Bond 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Si dH 16/Aug/14 Lead dog

Just went up at the end of the day to do one more route. Everyone this year has been using a different sequence than i did and the slopers were filthy.

Dan H
James Oswald 13/Aug/14 Lead dog

Fell off four times on lead, I'll be back...

Malcolm Scott
jfreeman 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Ben Freeman
Nick Sillem 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Justin T 08/Aug/14 Lead dog

A reasonable effort on this until the top, fifth day on my arms weren't up to the task!

dannyboy83 07/Aug/14 Lead RP
Kamil, Ben Corbey
Dan Jenkin 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Ellie Pygall
Adam Booth 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
soph 02/Aug/14 Lead RP
Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead β
Rachel Slater 31/Jul/14 Lead RP

2nd go.

dominic lee 28/Jul/14 Lead
andy elliot
mark20 22/Jul/14 Lead β
Charlie Noakes 21/Jul/14 Lead dnf

One decent onsight attempt, blew it on the final section. Too boxed for a second go.

MrBIond 16/Jul/14 Lead RP
mrteale 16/Jul/14 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead RP
Toby Dunn 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Nick Dubost
Ian Broome 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
andy farnell 13/Jul/14 Lead β

Good route.

Ian Patterson
w.pettet-smith ?/Jul/14 Lead

Fell of very last move from dirty sloped to finishing hold- literally 10 mm! On onsight. Really fun, good muggy climbing.

Steve Hickie 06/Jun/14 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
John Cooper
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Stig 24/Jul/13 Lead dog
Alex Mee 24/Jul/13 Lead RP
emily_allen 23/Jul/13 Lead β
drysori 23/Jul/13 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 23/Jul/13 Lead RP

Fell off last moves first try. Got it fine second go

Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead β
highrepute 20/Jul/13 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead dog
keefe 17/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Ian Broome 04/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Andrew Barker 26/Jun/13 Lead RP

Still pretty filthy. Cleaned it up a little then did it second go on the least-deserved and worst-climbed redpoint ever. Probably a really good route when it's clean.

Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead dog
Toby Dunn ??/2013 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead
chakrit 28/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Sep/11 Lead RP
Mat Welsh ?/Sep/11 Lead RP

7b apparently due to lost hold, think I'd agree!

Glenn Sutcliffe 29/Aug/11 Lead
Rich kirby
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 25/Aug/11 TR dog
Andy Cave
sportsten 20/Aug/11 Lead β
Si dH 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

The demise of the small undercut above the second flake hasn't made much difference to the difficulty, although that move has changed completely. Pleased to get this today.

Claire, Chris Foster, Neil Furniss
nickmoulden 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 04/Aug/11 TR dog

good climbing, just a bit too hard for me at the moment. Might get it after more session on it though.

Andy Turner
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead dog
steve_yo 13/Jul/11 Lead
Dan m
Chi Cheng 11/Jul/11 Lead RP
Mike Borg-Costanzi
jamesgodwin64 11/Jul/11 TR dnf

been told theres a undercut missing now on the cruz section but i dont how easy or hard it was before but boy its tough going but still fairly cool the guide book notes are right dont use the flakes makes it harder.

Chiris Fox
rockjedi 11/Jul/11 Lead RP
Borg, Chris Fox
Hidden 06/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
lx 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chris, rob
drysori 19/Jun/11 Lead dog
derico 12/Jun/11 Lead RP
Ben D
Si dH 12/Jun/11 Lead dog

worked it a couple of times then two actual attemnpts, should have had it but got too tired at end of day. Good route, will go back.

Chris Foster, Neil Furniss
gregoritos 12/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Brown 11/Jun/11 2nd
Stefan Gallagher 07/Jun/11 Lead RP
Lex Wilkinson 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
jamiev 31/May/11 Lead RP

Superb route, nicely sustained. V happy to get this on 1st redpoint of day.

Tim Parkinson
alaan 29/May/11 Lead O/S
gregoritos 29/May/11 Lead RP

2nd go

bigie bob 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 24/May/11 Lead β
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
jamiev 24/May/11 Lead dog

fell from top on 2x redpoints. Arrrghh!

Tim Parkinson
jamiev 21/May/11 Lead dog

Brilliant route, great moves and sustained. fell on 2nd RP at very top, gutted.

Adrian Berry
bigdrew 15/May/11 Lead rpt

First go today after working it yesterday..

cymjt ??/2011 -
dav 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Gill B
Hidden 06/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/10 TR dog
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead dog
uptown 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
NDD 17/Jul/10 Lead

Pretty much flashed it.

nai 13/Jul/10 Lead RP
Paul B
dav 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Gill B
Dave Turnbull, BMC 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Paul Robertson
Paul Robertson 10/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 05/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/10 TR dog
skygodley 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
shark 26/Jun/10 Lead β
Seb Grieve
Simon Davis 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great Route

Dave Mclaughlin
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead
J_Clark 22/Jun/10 -
dominic lee 22/Jun/10 Lead rpt
neil foster, nathan lee
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR
marcpontin ?/Jun/10 Lead β
Gus ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/06 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Aug/06 TR dog
Hidden 01/Aug/06 TR dog
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Lead dog
Boy ??/2006 -
robyn1 ??/2006 -
Hidden 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
realbobsmith ??/2005 Lead
nige 20/Sep/03 Lead
mark hounslea
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2003 -
climber34neil ??/2003 -
Hidden 01/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Jon Read ?/Jun/01 Lead RP
Julian Webb
Hidden ??/2001 Lead RP
craig d ??/2000 -
kristian ??/2000 -
WuDavid ??/2000 -
sadams ?/Jun/97 -
Mike Owen 08/Oct/96 Lead rpt
Andy Hough
buzby78 10/Sep/96 Lead RP
Roget 18/Aug/96 Lead RP
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 Lead RP
Dave Douglas 22/Jul/94 Lead RP
Stuart Cameron
Mike Owen 09/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Elaine Owen
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Gareth Parry, Alan Holden
Hidden 30/Jul/92 Lead
Stoney Boy 17/Sep/91 Lead RP
Billg ?/Jul/90 Lead RP
Jon Barton
shark ??/1990 Lead RP

Year a guess

DDDD ??/1990 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/89 Lead β
jon 07/Oct/89 Lead

First ascent. The route used to end at the lower off at the top of the crag which provided a bit of spice. Now it seems to have been neutered, which is a shame.

High 7b
Mid 7b
Low 7b
High 7a+
Mid 7a+
Low 7a+
High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
Votes cast 86
Votes cast 73
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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