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.

giuly 18/Oct Lead dog
with Chris Saunders
Hidden 17/Oct Lead dnf
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.

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

One go on TR, found crux very very tough.

with Rory H.
Hidden 14/Sep Lead rpt
Albert Exley 13/Sep Lead RP
TonyB 12/Sep Lead RP
with Stone
quiffhanger 06/Sep Lead rpt
with Rachel, Jon
Jonny Nick 05/Sep Lead RP
jonleighton 05/Sep Lead O/S
ejected ?/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...

with Shaun, Ben
Ed morris 24/Aug Lead β
with Hadyn
James Oakes 23/Aug Lead RP
morganator 22/Aug Lead RP
with Dan Arkle
Hidden 18/Aug Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Aug Lead
giuly 16/Aug 2nd
with Roberto Bettotti
brices 15/Aug Lead dog
with Llinos
giuly 11/Aug Lead dnf
with Roberto Bettotti
Jake Young 09/Aug Lead RP
with Mike
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+

with KT
Ram MkiV 08/Aug Lead β
with Guy
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.

with Nick Duboust
Gregory 05/Aug Lead RP

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

with dan arkle
FreddieSmith 03/Aug Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 03/Aug Lead O/S
with Alice Walton, FreddieSmith
Matt Cooke 02/Aug Lead β
with Sam Taylor, Rosh
Louishmouis 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Felix
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
with Will S
quiffhanger 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Johaness, Rachel
Dave Mayes 17/Jul Lead O/S


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


with Frances
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.

with 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
with Chris
dom94 19/Oct/14 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Tophe 17/Oct/14 Lead
with Dan
peaches69 14/Oct/14 Lead O/S

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

with luke
john lynch 03/Oct/14 TR dog

1 fall right at the top, pumpy!

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

Continuous beta stream from Brian so never felt too desperate.

with Brian
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
with Eric Hildrew
Ethan 30/Aug/14 Lead β
with Toby
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

with Neil Mawson
mic_b 24/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Heidi
Dave Bond 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with mike
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.

with Dan H
James Oswald 13/Aug/14 Lead dog

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

with Malcolm Scott
jfreeman 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with 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!

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

2nd go.

dominic lee 28/Jul/14 Lead
with 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
with MrBlond
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead RP
Toby Dunn 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Nick Dubost
Ian Broome 15/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Mike
andy farnell 13/Jul/14 Lead β

Good route.

with 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
with John Cooper
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Stig 24/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Simon
Alex Mee 24/Jul/13 Lead RP
emily_allen 23/Jul/13 Lead β
drysori 23/Jul/13 Lead RP
with Dunc
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.

with Si
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
with Rich kirby
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 25/Aug/11 TR dog
with Andy Cave
sportsten 20/Aug/11 Lead β
with SwissMachine
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.

with 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.

with Andy Turner
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead dog
steve_yo 13/Jul/11 Lead
with Dan m
Chi Cheng 11/Jul/11 Lead RP
with 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.

with Chiris Fox
rockjedi 11/Jul/11 Lead RP
with 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
with chris, rob
drysori 19/Jun/11 Lead dog
derico 12/Jun/11 Lead RP
with 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.

with Chris Foster, Neil Furniss
gregoritos 12/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Brown 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Patty
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.

with Tim Parkinson
alaan 29/May/11 Lead O/S
with Broom
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!

with Tim Parkinson
jamiev 21/May/11 Lead dog

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

with Adrian Berry
bigdrew 15/May/11 Lead rpt

First go today after working it yesterday..

cymjt ??/2011 -
dav 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with 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
with Boy
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
with Paul B
dav 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gill B
Dave Turnbull, BMC 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with 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
with loundsy
Hidden 04/Jul/10 TR dog
skygodley 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
with SarahM
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
shark 26/Jun/10 Lead β
with Seb Grieve
Simon Davis 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great Route

with Dave Mclaughlin
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jun/10 Lead
jondude 22/Jun/10 -
dominic lee 22/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with neil foster, nathan lee
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR
marcpontin ?/Jun/10 Lead β
with huw
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
with Ant
Hidden ??/2005 -
realbobsmith ??/2005 Lead
nige 20/Sep/03 Lead
with 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
with Joe le Sage, Viv
Jon Read ?/Jun/01 Lead RP
with Julian Webb
Hidden ??/2001 Lead RP
craig d ??/2000 -
kristian ??/2000 -
WuDavid ??/2000 -
sadams ?/Jun/97 -
Mike Owen 08/Oct/96 Lead rpt
with Andy Hough
buzby78 10/Sep/96 Lead RP
Roget 18/Aug/96 Lead RP
with jon
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 Lead RP
Dave Douglas 22/Jul/94 Lead RP
with Stuart Cameron
Mike Owen 09/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
mattnuttall ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Gareth Parry, Alan Holden
Hidden 30/Jul/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Stoney Boy 17/Sep/91 Lead RP
Billg ?/Jul/90 Lead RP
with 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.

with Neil
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