Pierrepoint*** 7c+
[Alan calmly despatching Pierrepoint., 2 kb]40m.

Rockfax Description
A mind-blowing single pitch taking in the full height of the wall right of the Cave Routes. Climb the overhanging wide crack and narrowing groove with difficultly to a ledge and lower-off. Climb up the wall above to a small niche and move right and up before trending left to a lower-off. Move up to the large overhang and take the right-hand line of bolts to some wildly-positioned moves before the lower-off. Lower off in two stages if you don't have an 80m rope. It is also worth 7c+ if started up Last Dog. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Atkinson 1984

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Alan calmly despatching Pierrepoint. © Rich Kirby
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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Third session. What a brilliant route, definitely worth carrying on after the Dogpoint belay - makes the whole experience so much better.
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with Mina Leslie Wujastyk

Fell off the last month three times
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead dog - 19/Sep/14 with Mina Leslie Wujastyk

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 18/Sep/14 with Al

Will need to go back and get this finished, good route when done to the lower chains but incredible when you go all the way to the top!
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead dog - 14/Sep/14 with Fat Boy

7b+ bit
piken - Lead RP - 04/Sep/14 with Al

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/14

Pumped off the top previous evening. Felt great this morning, massive pitch!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13 with Dom Lee

wonderful stuff.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/12

Did the 7b+ bit os, fell off the last move of the extension os!!
coula1 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

To the roof belay - 7B+. Pretty much on sight - saw Alan Steele RP it whilst belaying on warm up. Pleased, need to return for the top.
Rich Kirby - Lead β - 14/Jul/11 with Eddie

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

To the top this time. Ace route!
TomPR - Lead - 11/Jul/10

Only to the main overhang (7b+ ?) - a great reason to return to finish off properly!
TomPR - Lead - 30/Jun/10

First Pitch 7b+, then worked moves to lower off second pitch
marky65 - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Tom

Hidden - 16/Jun/10

marcpontin - Lead dog - 2010 with huw

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09

scraped, slapped and rested up to the 7b+/7c lower off but powered out towards the end of the roof. Hopefully complete the whole monster pitch next time!
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 26/Jun/09 with al mace & sam hamer

2nd lower off 7b+.
NDD - 12/Jun/09 with Alan

Gus - Lead β - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/08

7b+ lower section only
Boy - 2007

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Rob Sutton

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jul/06

keefe - Lead - 15/Jul/06 with Neil Foster

2nd lower off
mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with ross hennigan

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Jul/05 with Neil McGeek

nige - Lead - 11/Jun/04 with pete chadwick

buzby78 - Lead RP - 17/Oct/00 with Geordie Mike

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1997 with Various

1st rp first pitch only
sadams - Lead RP - 16/Jun/96 with John Boyle

To be honest, didn't get very near this one! Made the first overhang OK but ran out of steam at the bottom of the crack
leathers - TR dnf - 1996

Done many times since. Brilliant route. Still keen to try with the original start.
Steve Crowe - 17/Sep/95

Mike Owen - 02/Aug/90 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Jonathan Rhoderick, thebigfriendlymoose, Ricky Rocks, Mike Goldthorp

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Style of ascent
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Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP