Apollo Creed*** 6b
[Apollo Creed on the big lebowski. , 2 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
A fine and devious companion to Rocky Variations up the rock to its right. Start as for Rocky Variations, but trend rightwards up the slab. Make tough moves past the roof at its right-hand edge and continue to ledges. Pull up and right and finish up easier ground. © ROCKFAX

FA. Bill Birch, Sid Siddiqui 1994. Probably includes the finishing section of One Deadly Variant (HVS 5b) the left-hand finish to Seven Deadly 2000

Ticklists: Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Apollo Creed on the big lebowski. © john lynch
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This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

admackie - Lead - 30/Aug/15 with phil taylor

Needs someone with a nut and a spanner to tighten one of the bolts. (its the actual stud that is loose and not just the hanger)
bigdrew - TR O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Ian Milward

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/15

Pleased to get this. Took a while to work out the steep moves around the roof, but managed to commit and keep on going, unlike my normal down-climbing tactical retreats! Excellent varied route.
embob - Lead - 08/Aug/15 with Alex

Great route, quite run out but on mostly big cracks and jugs. The technical bit to manoeuvre round the lower roof is the crux.
Nick Sherring - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Paul Borland

andybirtwistle - Lead - 10/Jul/15 with Rick Asher

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Jake

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Nick

tom_lewis89 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Ian Carr, Sam Carey

dprctr - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Charlotte Latter, Emilio Bachini

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Jun/15

fifth - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Gav

2 falls. Freezing and really windy. Numb fingers and toes.
gavinpeach - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with Scott

Tommyads - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

More challenging than it's neighbor. A touch undergraded maybe
gpcomps - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/14 with Andrew, Chris Bridgland

DaveMo - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Jan

langirl - Lead - Jul/14

alooker - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Alex, Ed

mrteale - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with MrBlond, alook

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

stp - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Patrick

rich.manterfield - Lead O/S - May/14 with George Nunn

tmawer - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Bram

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Jack ULMC, Chris ULMC

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Jack Knight, Dominic Sellers

Fall at the crux, in the rain
MaccMark - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/13 with James Williams

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Dominic Sellers, Chris Redding

1 fall at crux
dsgarner - TR dog - 03/Aug/13 with Mike Brookes, Tala M

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/13

chrisbussell - 2nd - 16/Jul/13 with Tim O'Neill

Always find this one tricky A great climb:)
andybirtwistle - Lead - 12/Jul/13 with Keith Lonsdale

Andrew Barker - Lead β - 11/Jul/13 with Dan O'Flynn

danoflynn - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Andy Barker

Hoyes - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/13 with Andrew N

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

M_Robinson - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Jonathan Hall - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Middleton

ndippie - Lead O/S - 2013

Got a bit lost at the top and ended up on the anchor for rocky variations. Tough for 6b.
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Gareth Candlin

mark20 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Tom Doldon

Tom Doldon - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with sam simpson 48

sopaz - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/12

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Stuart Cartwright

Oliver Branagan - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Mick R

wrong sequence and no stamina...
Mick r - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Olli

Roberto - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Brilliant route, start to finish.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Robin

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Dave Foster

PAJames - 2012

worth the climb!
justin c - Lead O/S - 2012

rob 528 - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Got a bit confused so rested to work out the crux. Should have RPd it but was feeling lazy!
BeccaSnowden - Lead dog - 02/Sep/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Becca

Easily on 2nd go after getting numb fingers on crux. Stunningly miserable day for the time of year.
Owen W-G - Lead RP - 27/Aug/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

A larger hailstorm blew the onsight!
Gambit - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with Barney

jamesgodwin64 - Lead β - 11/May/11 with viki

Very enjoyable.
AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Rich G

Jumped off after going a smidge too far right by the crux. So close to onsight and amazing climbing. 3*
lewiz - Lead dog - 26/Apr/11 with Vlad Vishnyakov

Superb, much better than it looks! More stable and even better than Rocky variations.
smudge - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Dan Poulter

simon1965 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with paul

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/11

Managed to go off route after the crux - couldn't spot the bolt - and did a few moves on RV (protected by wires) before realising where I should be. Muppet !
Chris the Tall - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Daz

I was a little worried about this one but was pleasantly surprised. The first slabby section is ok, lots of decent feet but the move around the edge of the roof is a tricky one, easy when you know how though! It then gets a tad steep but on good jugs and the last bolt is a little tricky. The rest is easy. Great route!
R8JimBob88 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Laura

Tired from drinking, and had, had a toppers on the butch Cairn. So was skeptical about an onsight, but loved it! Good moves.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Miles M

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with John Bramwell, Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with john Bramwell, Jim

Found really difficult! Lots of rests. Must come back for this.
dashitboarder - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10 with Jess

MaccMark - 2nd - 02/Aug/10 with Philip Jarvis

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

donkster - Lead RP - 14/Jul/10 with jus

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jul/10

metal arms - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Ben Wills

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/10

Lovely route!
jamiev - Lead β - 24/Jun/10 with Tom Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

john lynch - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with joe grondowski, Lewis Andrew

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 27/Apr/10 with Lewis Andrew, John Lynch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

I found it very hard around the overhang, but when Mike climbed it he used a different method and cruised it ......... so important to be able to read the rock.
JWB - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mike Allen

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Ray Smith

Too short for the long move on the crux took some figuring out a way to do it
Diggler - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09 with Andy o Boy

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with nickAL

simon1965 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with paul

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Jon

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with David Liu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Nicos - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with nick willis

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/09

Anonther good route
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with mick radford

Followed Al up. Tricky move moving right from under the small roof
Mick r - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Al Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/09

DannyK - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Katie

Martin Haworth - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Rich Wainwright

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

robyn1 - 2008

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Dex Marshall

Stig - Lead dog - 26/Sep/06 with Maciek

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/06

Tom Phillips - Lead dog - 03/Jul/06 with leo

Stone Muppet - 2006

Chesh - Lead RP - Sep/05 with ScotsPaul

Dave Mason - Lead dog - Sep/05 with Trev Tatler

just one more - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/05 with chris nunn, tim b, Svenn G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/05

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Lead - Aug/04

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Aug/04

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/03

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/03 with Rich Tree

Duncan I - 2nd - Jul/03 with Goi Ashmore

Hidden - 2002

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead - 22/Oct/00

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/00

nige - Lead - Mar/00 with mark hounslea

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 2000 with Brian Law

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/99

D Tempest - Lead - 08/Aug/99 with Rick

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/99

uphillnow - Lead - May/99

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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