Rockfax Description
The best route here but getting polished. Gain the wavey flake via a hard move, then climb this with powerful moves past the 3rd bolt to a jug. Swing left to better holds and up to the belay. © Rockfax

FA. Nadim Siddiqui, Bill Birch, Rick Gibbon 1994

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic UK F7s, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

AdamBrown 03/Oct Lead G/U

Worth the trip to the quarry. Foot slipped first time clean second go.

with Chris O
David Sherratt 08/Sep Lead RP
Gympaul 06/Sep Lead dog

2 rests on second go. Great route- should go next time....

andyman666999 22/Aug Lead RP

6th RP attempt overall, 2nd go today. Flash pumped one move from the jugs putting draws in but next effort was smooth and effortless in the sun. Excellent route. Felt hard for F7a but don't think it's my forte, very sequencey but worth the effort.

with Martin
thrutch 16/Aug Lead RP
with helen
doman11hate 01/Aug Lead RP
with Czarek
Ash Sayers ?/Aug Lead RP
Ash Sayers ?/Aug Lead RP
andyman666999 18/Jul Lead dog

Powered through with loads in the tank several times, kept coming off after foot popping getting to the jug by 4th clip, even with fingers on the jug. Don't find it particularly difficult, ? V condition dependent, ideal in the morning with a cool wind, as soon as afternoon sun comes round just starts to feel harder and harder ?! Gave up, will be back V soon!

with Martin
theomoore 11/Jul Lead RP

good route, didn't get a knee bar and the method i used for getting off the flake felt about english 6b!

with the gang
Nick1812P 09/Jul Lead G/U

cocked up at the first bolt on the onsight as I missed some holds, lowered then did it first proper go. 7a in rockfax which seems harsh.

with Jake
Jake Young 09/Jul Lead RP
with Nick
tom_lewis89 03/Jul TR dog

Dogged my way up this on a TR for fun - something to work towards!

Jack Delaney 01/Jul Lead RP

Such a beautiful line

with Emily Barnett
Tommy Moore 30/Jun TR dnf
with Ash Sayers
Barrie Schofield II 29/Jun TR dog

definitely a project!

AnneMarie 29/Jun TR dnf
dprctr 10/Jun Lead dog
Hidden 10/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun Lead dog
Tom Gale 30/May Lead dog

Come back another time, got the sequence now, lovely movement

with Dan
tom.truhelka 24/May -

Failed. To be repeated.

Tommyads ??/2015 -
nickcanute ??/2015 Lead
TonyB 05/Oct/14 Lead RP

2nd go. Would be hard to onsight.

with Olli, Toby
JimboWizbo 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

One height dependent move to the first bolt. 7a for me I guess. First redpoint attempt. Chuffed.

with Craig C
andyman666999 07/Sep/14 Lead dog

In afternoon sun, very hot, wished I wore some smeary shoes. My method definite F7a+. Gonna come back on a crisp morning and get it sent. Best climb there but a little polished.

with Cathryn Johnson
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
DaveMo 03/Aug/14 TR dog
with Jan
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead dnf
AlexBush 11/Jul/14 TR dnf

Went up route to have a look. Down as 6c in the guide!

with Ben Johnson
mrteale 20/Jun/14 Lead RP
stp 19/May/14 Lead O/S

An almost onsight - was told there was a kneebar just before starting - though that was fairly obvious just looking from the ground. A great route on perfect rock climbing an unusual feature.

with Tom, Julie
david morse 17/May/14 Lead RP
with KT, Andy Lole, helen
Hidden 17/May/14 TR
Kevster 12/Apr/14 Lead RP

Blew the onsight so spectacularily.

with Will T
ejected ??/2014 -
tmawer 05/Oct/13 Lead RP

Second go. Top move left to jugs felt like the crux.

with Bram
Haydn Jones 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

3 stars

with duncan
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
Stig 22/Jun/13 TR rpt

Clean first go.

with Emlyn
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead RP
Stig 21/Jun/13 Lead rpt

2nd go.

with Simon
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead RP
RFWilkie 26/May/13 Lead RP

Tricky moves low down which is very reachy and also tricky leaving the flake. 2nd bolt is high, took a long fall reaching past it prior to clip on 1st RP attempt.

Jay-Ast 06/May/13 Lead RP

got it 1st redpoint afternoon sun didn't help. great route.. seems very out of place at harpur

with mick, Rosyk
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead RP
mrginna 10/Apr/13 Lead dog

I will be back

Matt Broadhurst ??/2013 Lead RP

Really cool climbing and first no hands knee bar rest :)

with Sian
rob 528 ??/2013 Lead β
sammo247 15/Sep/12 Lead RP

Very very nice climb, no harder than 7a

chiverstom 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 08/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Nails, couldn't get to 2nd bolt.

highrepute 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mark20 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Shortarse.Crowley 11/Jul/12 Lead RP

Absolutely mega climb! Worked on it for days and finally defeated cairn clean after practise :) Definitely a 7a+ for a shorty like me!

with Justin Critchlow
leon 28/Jun/12 Lead RP

Putting the quick draws in on the lead(first time ive done this on 7a), went ok. After completing, lowered and went straight back-up on TR unclipping, did it clean again but was pertty exhausted at the top.

with Jon Cooper
Joe Costello 27/Jun/12 Lead RP

1st redders. Reachy move past 1st bolt, the rest is brilliant. Almost 3 stars.

with Ben
leon 25/Jun/12 TR rpt

1st go it felt desperate (like I almost packed in and did something else desperate). 2nd go did it in two sections. 3rd & 4th goes both clean unclipping as I went. Next time on the lead.

with Rob Adie
M_W_Court 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Stuart Cartwright
mattwyles1 26/May/12 Lead RP

Quick tick in ridiculous heat. Brilliant climb, much easier if you're tall on the crux. Never 7a+. Owe Scott a belay.

with Scott
justin c ??/2012 Lead rpt

A contender for best limstone 7a in the peak here! It is that good...

Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead RP
lewiz 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Got to second bolt, didn't want to commit to the next

BicepAndrews 18/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Ben
drysori 02/Sep/11 Lead RP
thomasadixon 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
Owen W-G 27/Aug/11 TR dog

On a cold, wet, windy day. Nails start, nails finish. Could do each of the sections but felt miles from piecing it all together.

with Mike
harvie 23/Aug/11 Lead β
with Luke Harvie
Compo 21/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Will
Thinker01 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

Hard and very sequence dependant - mucho respect to anyone that on-sights it! Ran out of time. Will def be able to lead it clean if I go back.

with Bec
nathanlee 09/Aug/11 Lead RP

Fell off onsight high up. Went easy 1st RP. 3*.

with Adam Gill
Adam Booth 06/Aug/11 Lead RP

Lovely route. Hard start, pumpy at the top. 1st RP.

Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 -
Marti999 09/Jul/11 Lead RP

first RP

with Anna
Stefan Gallagher 03/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Duncan Disorderly ?/Jul/11 Lead RP

Considering the wealth of shi*e at this venue this is really a diamond in the rough - so good I did it twice!

with Buttters
Honrei 26/Jun/11 Lead RP

3rd go! Hard moves off the initial ledge, great moves higher up and they keep coming - packs a lot in for a short route

R8JimBob88 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

About time!

with Simon
R8JimBob88 09/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Laura
Laurence Everitt 03/Jun/11 Lead RP

Amazing, this route does not belong at harpur hill, so good! I thought it was 6c+ using that bmc guidebook, but it felt like solid 7a to me.

John Cooper 09/May/11 Lead RP
jamesgodwin64 05/May/11 Lead rpt

second time in 2 days love it! still nails though and did it with placing the draws on the lead as well this time slightly easier than the first but still pumpy and you cant really afford to miss a foot hold or mess about unless you can already do the grade fairly well.

Viki 04/May/11 TR dnf
jamesgodwin64 03/May/11 Lead rpt

after 2 TR's and on the first lead i got it one hell of a climb is all i can say! and as for it being debatable for 6c/7a defo a 7a for me.

R8JimBob88 02/May/11 Lead dog

Defeated again.... Took some big air from the last few moves. I reckon ive got the beta to get it clean next time

with Laura
thefuturesmiles ?/May/11 Lead RP

ridiculously good

Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Apr/11 TR dog
R8JimBob88 25/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Laura
simon1965 24/Apr/11 TR dog
Hidden 24/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rockjedi 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
gregoritos 21/Apr/11 Lead rpt

this is steady 7a in my opinion.

Souljah 21/Apr/11 Lead

First redpoint after 5mins working the first clip. Booya!

with Greg
R8JimBob88 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Jay
R8JimBob88 10/Apr/11 Lead dog

An ongoing project... The 6 month gap over winter did not help. Will keep coming back until its done!

with Laura
Lex Wilkinson 09/Apr/11 Lead RP
James Oakes 27/Mar/11 Lead RP

1st RP, amazing moves.

Olli-C 02/Mar/11 2nd

lovely, did it a completely different way to franco and dylan, loved getting a knee bar.

with dylan, Franco, Sarah Rixham
phillipwright ??/2011 -
BicepAndrews 30/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Sam Whiting
R8JimBob88 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

Did all moves but very tough. A few more goes and then I'll 'av it!

with Laura
phil64 18/Sep/10 Lead RP

no route can be worth 3 stars in this tottering dump

with tim hunter
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Aug/10 TR RP
jelaby 22/Aug/10 TR dog

Not enough time to rest up for a good headpoint attempt. Couldn't work out the crux until notgnarly found a brilliant heel-hook crossthrough move out left; and then couldn't even do the moves lower down on top rope. Will come back when rested. Brilliant route with brilliant moves.

thrutch 01/Aug/10 -
with Sven
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Tony Little 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Nick Taylor 30/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Ben Wills
Hidden 26/Jun/10 TR dnf
Fred Mainwaring 26/Jun/10 Lead
jamiev 24/Jun/10 Lead dog

i still think this is hard if under 5'7". Sussed/remembered beta for the move by 1st bolt and lead clean from there to top.

with Tom Lewis
willoates 23/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Stu
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead dnf
martroberts 16/Jun/10 Lead RP

2nd go. Worth the full 3 stars. Hard 7a to me I think

Byronius Maximus 05/Jun/10 Lead dog

Great route, had a few rests and have now worked out the crux so hopefully be back to get it clean soon.

Twisty 05/Jun/10 Lead dog

failed on last move out left, don't know why as I'd done that cleanly 3 times before after falling off lower down. Glad it gets the '+' on here though ;-)

with Byron Buck
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 20/May/10 TR dog
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead β
jacobjacob 18/Apr/10 Lead β
jamesgodwin64 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf
R8JimBob88 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Must get stronger for the next attempt!

with James
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead RP
Mattu ??/2010 Lead dnf


Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead dog
georgel 16/Aug/09 Lead RP

brilliant climb but felt easier than 7a to me

with iain
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR dnf
jamiev 25/Jul/09 TR RP

lead putting clips in but couldnt suss move to flake (quite hard if 5'6" or less). Then TR'd clean in one.

jibberingwreck 10/Jul/09 TR dog
mustgetstronger 10/Jul/09 TR dog
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead
Alex Mason 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Wicked route, immaculate, hard to suss-out up top.

with mick radford
Mick r 05/Jul/09 TR dog

had a quick go after Al. Managed all the moves OK with only 2 rests so reckon it would go if I put some effort into it

Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd
mbutton ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead RP
jibberingwreck 12/Jun/09 Lead dog

Clip stick action required!

mustgetstronger 12/Jun/09 Lead dog
Somerset swede basher 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Morgan Woods 30/May/09 Lead RP

Doesn't feel so bad once you know what to do.

with Iain
catt 30/May/09 Lead RP

7a not 7a+. Ace, and all over very quick and painless in the end. Put the clips in and then it went first go today.

Hidden 30/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden 30/May/09 -
Hidden 23/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 25/Apr/09 -
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead RP
Will Jung 15/Mar/09 TR dog
with Matthew Bradman
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Lewis Stewart ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Luke
blaza1 ??/2009 Lead RP
tom.ireson 16/Nov/08 Lead dnf
Gazleah 16/Nov/08 Lead dnf

tough move up to the flake, couldn't quite sus it out

Brian Rodgers 27/Sep/08 Lead RP
with Neil Hillis
Stig 16/Sep/08 Lead RP

Climbed first go with the clips in after two previous sessions. Great route!

with Goi
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead RP
robal ?/Sep/08 Lead RP
Mike Todd ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Dan
Andrew Barker 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Superb, one of my favourite sport routes.

with Nick Rabb
Andrew Sloan 08/Jun/08 TR dog
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 18/May/08 TR RP
Andrew Sloan 07/May/08 TR dog
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead O/S
with aiden
robyn1 ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
kristian ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
DrGav 25/Aug/07 Lead dog

Strenuous, and good foot work required (sadly). Should come back to this.

with Adam
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 24/Jul/07 Lead RP
with dean howard
Jack Symmons ?/Jul/07 Lead

So close....

with Chris T
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead RP
StuM 06/Jun/07 Lead RP
with Chris Watson
timbanton 25/May/07 -
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd dog
goi.ashmore 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
dominic lee ??/2007 Lead O/S
with simon nadin
Ramon Marin 14/Oct/06 Lead dnf
with Glen Borrel
Hidden 27/Jul/06 Lead RP
Gus 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S

In the afternoon after getting the 2nd ascent of "The Pride" in the churner that morning. Well chilled in the sun!

with simon "the horse" wilson
alaan 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Crispin
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Boy ??/2006 -
Jon Read ?/Jun/03 Lead RP
with Debs
Mick 06/Jun/02 Lead RP

1st redpoint

with Loz
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 27/Aug/00 2nd
skygodley 25/Jun/00 Lead RP
with SarahM
Roget 06/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Billg ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
uphillnow ?/May/99 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/94 TR
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