Rockfax Description
One of the classic sport routes of Britain. A brilliant climb with an infamous tough start and a strength-sapping middle section to pass some stubborn bulges. Getting a well-informed local to tell you where to put your feet helps on the start. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett 1984

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Classic UK F7s, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist.

Adam Lincoln 17/Oct Lead RP

Second go

with Adam Jeewooth
Hidden 11/Oct Lead dog
OERees 08/Oct Lead RP
OERees 06/Oct Lead dog
OERees 05/Oct Lead dog
Hidden 03/Oct Lead dog
1poundSOCKS 21/Sep Lead RP

Last minute change of beta and new shoes made it feel pretty steady in the end. Always have to wait until I'm getting bored of a route before I send it. Despite that, it is a great route. Now, what about that 8a finish...

Luke Dawson 21/Sep Lead O/S
with Rab Carrington, Steve Mcclure, Alberte1996
Duncan Campbell 13/Sep Lead dog

Wow. Hard. Didn't even do the start tried but find it incredibly burly. Did all the moves afterwards I think though it's still tough. But amazing climbing definitely one I'd like to do!

malx 13/Sep Lead RP

Amazing! good battle

tim newton 03/Sep Lead dog
with Matt Coburn
Hidden ?/Sep Lead RP
richiebongo 31/Aug Lead dog
david morse 27/Aug Lead RP

Fourth session. What a route!

Adam Booth 19/Aug Lead RP

Amazing. Really wanted to get this in a session. Didn't go without a fight, and damn nearly took the mega ride again!! Great route!

MichaelGallimore 04/Aug Lead

4th or 5th evening trying this. Finally got on it after a weeks rest. Felt fresh at the slopers!

with jon lawson
Hidden 19/Jul Lead RP
Acoustic_Olly 13/Jun Lead RP

3rd session, 5th RP attempt. Great route!

markalmack 28/May Lead RP

I don't like redpointing!

with will
WB 21/May Lead RP

At last. Think i first tried this 2 or 3 years ago, and had never actually managed the starting move - until today. Boom.

with Mark
samwillo 16/May Lead

Warmed up on it, putting draws in. Pretty steady but the start is the thing of nightmares.

with Malham Crowd
robertmichaeladams 04/May TR dog

Did all the moves, and some good sections. Potential project

with Tim
JamesTurnbull97 04/May Lead RP

11th tie in, 6th RP, 3rd session. Absolutely psyched to do this, I think I'm finally getting some route fitness, although still had to fight at the top.

with Nathan P, Will Buck
Hidden ?/May TR
Hidden 28/Apr Lead dog
cjd91 13/Apr Lead RP

So happy to have ticked this! Was blowing out my arse at the run out!!

Stu Lightford 13/Apr Lead dog
with cjd91
Tophe 11/Apr Lead RP
with Jerome
drysori 21/Mar Lead dog
Hidden 21/Feb Lead RP
OERees 02/Nov/14 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Lead dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 06/Sep/14 Lead RP

2nd Session, 4th Redpoint. What a great route!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Sam Underhill
rikbattye 08/Aug/14 Lead RP
Ed Booth 01/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Rob Ireson, Adam Booth
Adam Booth 01/Aug/14 Lead dog

One RP attempt after a quick look at the moves bolt to bolt. Messed up the bottom bit so tried to do second bolt to the top - came unstuck on the big flatty and took the ride! Then seemed terminal fatigue had kicked in and had to go bolt to bolt at the top again. Didn't feel that hard but I need to be fitter next time!

w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/14 -
nathanlee 03/May/14 Lead RP

such a classic

with Dom Lee
Nick Sillem 30/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2014 Lead dog
thebigfriendlymoose 12/Oct/13 Lead RP
with Stephen
adamjeffs 17/Sep/13 Lead RP
with mum
Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead RP
innes 09/Aug/13 Lead RP

1st RP, with a hangover from last night's celebrations. Happy days!

with Ruth
Bennykr 04/Jul/13 Lead RP

First 7c, so psyched. 2nd RP.

with Andy tappa, Dan Green
willsm11 25/Jun/13 Lead RP

most fun ive had climbing in a while

with Buster
C coldwell-storry 14/May/13 Lead RP

Tried it once a year or so ago. first go 2day.

littleluke 10/May/13 TR dnf
blaza1 04/May/13 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Mar/13 Lead RP
PeteH 14/Sep/12 Lead RP

First F7c. Gazillionth redpoint, having used a terrible sequence for the boulder start for ages and ages before finally being shown the way last week.

Ed Booth 17/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Didnt get to the top. Chanced it but unfortuantely it had a big wet section on it. Another time.

highrepute 05/Jun/12 Lead RP
Dave Warburton 05/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Dogged up to just below ledge and fell off into space. Just the one go today.

with Jacob, Luke Tilley
jfreeman 17/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 17/May/12 Lead RP
Hidden 15/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Apr/12 AltLd dog
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
khawk 21/Aug/11 Lead dog
with DT
Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead dog
nickmoulden 21/Jun/11 Lead RP

fell off the start like a noob, got back on and onsighted to the top putting the clips in

with Dalvinda Dunning
everettchris8 16/Jun/11 Lead

brilliant route. one of the best i've ever done

Dave Parton 14/Jun/11 Lead
with Adam Ellwood
nick bamber 14/Apr/11 Lead RP

climbed in good style, did not extend ledge bolt and clipped off crimp

jacobjacob 03/Apr/11 Lead RP

I just kept falling off... must get fitter!

marcpontin ?/Apr/11 TR dog
with huw
Apharri ?/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Marie Richards
bigie bob 26/Mar/11 Lead RP
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor ??/2011 -
GeoffG ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dave Parton ??/2011 -
Mike Owen 21/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Sam the Butcher 08/Jul/10 Lead RP

The living end. So impressed Ross flashed this.

with ross hunt
dj_brigham05 19/May/10 Lead dog
Ed Booth 17/May/10 Lead dog

First redpoint attempt, came off going through the last roof. Missed a massive jug out. after that just too tired to keep it together.

Jon Garside ?/Apr/10 Lead RP
Alex Mason 23/Mar/10 Lead RP

Awesome. Best sport route ive done yet. Nasty start gives way to some amazing undercutty climbing. Superb.

Hidden 16/Oct/09 Lead
JulesV 22/Sep/09 Lead RP

Tried it years ago then lead first try after puting the clips in. What does that count as - retro 1st redpoint? Awesome route either way!

willackers 18/May/09 Lead RP

Fell high on the flash then managed it first redpoint, best rout I've done at Malham

with Tom Mills, Dan Walker
NDD 17/May/09 Lead
with Stu, Will, Chris
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead RP
derico 12/Apr/09 Lead RP

What an awesome route and I think the best I have ever done to date! I am afraid that I pulled off the big right hand undercut near the end of pumpy sequence just before the big flat sloper (Took a mega lob whilst doing this!).. still goes though and not much harder, just even more classic as no more loose holds!

Hidden ??/2009 -
mgeek ?/Oct/08 Lead RP

probably best 7c in UK

with robi philips
Toby Dunn 27/Sep/08 Lead RP
with bruno
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead RP
Gus 08/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Rob Clifton
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Lead rpt
lx 03/Jul/08 Lead
with fat boy
Ram MkiV 22/May/08 Lead RP

2nd session, 2nd rp today. awesome.

with Al
Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/08 TR rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead RP
Tony Little 08/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Lucy Ellis
Paul Forster ??/2007 -
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Cassidy 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Scottish Raiding Party
Henners 01/Jul/05 Lead RP
with Alan Cassidy
Rich Kirby 15/Jun/04 Lead RP
with Ant
Mike Owen 12/Jun/04 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
nige 04/Jul/03 Lead RP
with sam watts
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/03 Lead RP
kristian ??/2002 Lead O/S
buzby78 16/Oct/99 Lead RP
with Jeramaia
Mike Owen 04/Jul/99 Lead rpt

Last day at Malham before moving to France.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 03/May/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Mar/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 14/Mar/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 19/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/May/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
marky 04/Oct/97 Lead RP
Mike Owen 27/Sep/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 09/Jul/97 Lead rpt
with Nige Hunt
Mike Owen 29/Jun/97 Lead rpt
with Nige Hunt, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 12/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 08/Mar/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 12/Oct/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Sep/96 Lead rpt

Led it twice at the end of the day.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/Sep/96 Lead rpt

Led it twice before doing Raindogs.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 30/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 23/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 06/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Dalvinda Sodhi
Mike Owen 02/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 31/May/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 25/May/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Steve Crowe 11/May/96 Lead RP
sadams 21/Apr/96 Lead RP

2 days

Mike Owen 21/Apr/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Oct/95 Lead rpt
with John Holmes, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/Oct/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 30/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 24/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Jul/95 Lead rpt
with Lisa Gnade, Steve Petro, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Jul/95 Lead rpt

Led twice at end of the day.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 17/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 11/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/May/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 07/May/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 25/Apr/95 Lead rpt
with Steve Tonks
Mike Owen 25/Mar/95 Lead rpt
with Andy Mitchell
Mike Owen 26/Feb/95 Lead rpt
with Tim Hatch
andy farnell ??/1995 Lead RP
with Aaron Tonks
Hidden ??/1995 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
Mike Owen 27/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with Perry & Sue
Mike Owen 17/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with John Sheard, Eric Rooseberry
Mike Owen 02/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with Nige Preston, Elaine Owen
djmarko75 ?/Sep/94 Lead β

Did with leo.

Mike Owen 08/Jun/94 Lead rpt

Led 4 times at the end of the day.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 27/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Ian Jones ??/1994 2nd dog

Absolutely no problems with any of the moves. just need the stamina.

with Joe Piccallilli
Mike Owen 01/Sep/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 27/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
shark 14/Aug/93 Lead RP
Mike Owen 04/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 18/Jul/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Jun/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 07/Mar/93 Lead rpt
with Tony Simpson, Ian Vincent
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
WuDavid ??/1993 Lead RP

Can't stand the groove after the start but great pumpy top bit.

Mike Owen 10/Oct/92 Lead rpt
with Tim Hatch
jfletcher 27/Aug/92 Lead RP
with Graham Baxter
Pedro50 20/Aug/92 Lead RP
with A. Belayer
Hidden 14/Aug/92 Lead RP
Mike Owen 30/May/92 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 12/Apr/92 Lead rpt
with Steve Roberts
Hidden ??/1992 2nd
Mike Owen 23/Jun/91 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 13/Apr/91 Lead rpt
with Geoff Turner, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Jul/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 14/Jul/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen, Phil Davidson
Mike Owen 31/Mar/90 Lead rpt
with John Hartley
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
keefe ??/1990 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1990 -
with keefe
Mike Owen 15/Jul/89 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 -

RP same day as Main Overhang. great day...

with Colin Lambton
Mike Owen 02/Oct/87 Lead RP
with Tim Lowe
Hidden ??/1973 -
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