22m.

Rockfax Description
A classic polished Peak landmark which is still a tough route to onsight. There are a few ways of doing the lower crux and the upper wall is not to be underestimated either, with a tricky move or two moving right near the top. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett 1981. This ascent signified the change of Raven Tor from an aid climbing crag to a free climbing crag.

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, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Rock cats getting strong, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 20/Oct Lead rpt
Misha 16/Oct Lead dog

Three goes. Working out the beta took a lot out on the first go. Cool move standing up on the ledge off an undercut but the crux is just above. Had a decent go on the third go but got the feet wrong. Managed with one rest so should go whenever I'm next there... Cruz felt harder than Tin Of.

with Eszter
Natalie Berry - UKC 15/Oct Lead RP

Tricky crux. Wimped out placing quickdraws near crux on onsight!

Hidden 15/Oct TR dog
BillyRidal 13/Sep Sent x

4 years later I actually do this clean... Not that great in my opinion.

Dave Bond 07/Sep Lead rpt

3 times

with mike
chakrit 31/Aug Lead RP
AlistairB 29/Aug Lead RP

Second go. Dropped the crux on flash go then dogged to top. A much better route than I expected.

with Tom
Joshua Robertson 26/Jul Lead RP
Ian Broome 10/Jul Lead RP

Couple of goes, tried a couple of years ago.

with Al
Chris_barr 09/Jul Lead RP
with Theo
Hidden 26/Jun Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jun Lead RP
Alice.001 25/Jun Lead RP

Hardest route in the world...first go was the best then it was trying again and again and again...

LBrown 21/Jun Lead
James Oakes 19/Jun Lead RP

Fell off crux on onsight, climbed bolt to bolt and went next go.

Jake Young 22/May Lead RP

didn't feel too bad today

with Alex M
ollyisaclimber 19/May Lead RP

2nd go.

with Josh
Adam_42 19/May TR dog

Horrendous route. I kind of liked it. Three times for fitness.

drysori 19/May Lead
with Adam_42
morganator 13/May Lead dnf
with Rob Grant
dom94 07/Apr Lead RP

Cool to get this done

will9911 02/Apr Lead RP

First rp. Bottom very wet and slippery

with tim
thejunglist 01/Apr Lead RP

Junglist massive!! So pumped at the top

with Simon Kinkers, Timmy G
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 20/Mar TR rpt
with Ben Silvestre
The old James turnbull 01/Mar Lead

X3 by head torch. Weird but awesome fun

with nathan lee, simon kimber
pete1993 25/Feb TR dog

was trying to work the moves out but was just too cold to try them properly, will be back when its a bit warmer

with Alex
theomoore 22/Feb Lead RP
Hidden ??/2016 -
ashtond6 12/Dec/15 TR dnf

Got all the moves to 2/3 height where it was wet

FreddieSmith 06/Dec/15 Lead RP
shaunhumphreys 14/Sep/15 Lead RP

3rd go! Felt weirdly scared when above clips with the polish!

Hidden 09/Sep/15 Lead RP
Jonny Nick 29/Aug/15 Lead RP

Super psyched to get this classic in the bag, and fairly quickly too. Nearly blew it at the very top on the easy moves after traversing right, so pumped... But just held it together

with cjd91
Jonny Nick 24/Aug/15 Lead dog
cjd91 18/Aug/15 Lead RP

Warmed up with some small links putting the bolts in, then got it 1st redpoint! Wish all routes went like this!

with bobbie
amccann 11/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jul/15 TR dog
Gus 22/Jun/15 Lead
with hayden jones
PeterDawson 21/Jun/15 Lead β
Albert Exley 07/Jun/15 Lead RP

First 7b+

Albert Exley 05/Jun/15 Lead dog

Really should have sent this... got through crux and to traverse at top and dropped it, then tried again, messed up crux (really thin skin) then got from crux to belay

Luke Dawson 04/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 04/Jun/15 Lead dnf
The old James turnbull 01/Jun/15 Lead rpt

5 times this eve. Thought I'd be crap, but not too crap.

sev 30/May/15 Lead dog
nathanlee 27/May/15 Lead

Had tried this yonks ago. Felt pretty onsight, enjoyable

with Michaela Tracy, Rob Greenwood
Albert Exley 27/May/15 Lead dog
Ed Booth 17/May/15 Lead β

Had done Tin Of but on sighted the rest

with Joe, Rob Ireson, Adam Booth
Nick Sherring 02/May/15 Lead dog

Rain. Big diagonal wipper after doing the lower cruxes OK. Oh dear.

Nick1812P 01/May/15 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Clement
dannyboy83 24/Apr/15 Lead RP
Nick Sherring 18/Apr/15 Lead dog

worked it out now, too hot and sunny yesterday though, exhausting!

Nick Sherring 12/Apr/15 2nd dog

Good working session, moves pretty well sorted, fresh body required!

with Martyn
MartinPL 11/Apr/15 Lead

hard to find the line amongst tens of different bolts :) once to know where to climb then goes easier

Nickc ?/Apr/15 Lead RP
with Ste
drcorbasisgod 27/Mar/15 Lead RP
with Scott Walter
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead dog
Tommyads ??/2015 -

Really happy I climbed something on my first time at Raven Tor. Was expecting to get nailed! Lots to come back for.

Ed morris 31/Oct/14 Lead RP
with harry, Cherry
Hidden 18/Aug/14 TR dog
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 27/May/14 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead rpt
tebs 23/May/14 Lead RP

IN. THE. SATCH. Thanks everyone for the belays and psyche!

with John crook, Burns
simon kimber 12/May/14 Lead RP
tebs 11/May/14 Lead dog

The saga continues!

with Phil, Andy
Lex Wilkinson 06/May/14 Lead RP
marcduhig 05/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go with expert beta. Ta Hydn

with Haydn
Hidden 02/May/14 TR
dan gibson 22/Apr/14 Lead RP
with julie carroll, sam read
piken 15/Apr/14 Lead RP
Ellis Butler-Barker 10/Apr/14 Lead β
with Ethan Walker
tebs 05/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Predictably spanked

with Adam
Hidden 09/Mar/14 TR dnf
Nigel Leeming ?/Mar/14 Lead
steepstuff ??/2014 Lead RP
Ethan 17/Oct/13 Lead
with Matt Fry
Tophe 09/Oct/13 Lead RP
with Jonny P, Dan
rikbattye 06/Oct/13 Lead RP
Steve Hickie ?/Oct/13 Lead
Keendan 19/Sep/13 Lead RP

Taught me some technique, required to stop barndooring from the undercut.

tebs 11/Sep/13 Lead dog
with Duncan, Wil
tebs 02/Sep/13 Lead dog

Progress...

with Andy
tebs 31/Jul/13 Lead dog

Nope. Trying it the higher (and easier) way through the crux.

with Wil
Haydn Jones 23/Jul/13 Lead RP

Tricky not even close to onsighting this

Dave Turnbull, BMC 04/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Keefe Murphy
justin c ?/Jul/13 Lead RP

Easier than tin of but a slightly harder crux

with steph crowley
tebs 27/Jun/13 Lead dog

No send yet.

with Aidan, Rich, Burns
Dave Turnbull, BMC 26/Jun/13 TR

Grim tonight, hard work

with Niall Grimes, Debbie Birch
tebs 23/Jun/13 TR dog

Knackered today so everything felt ridiculously hard. Sorted some better feet for the two traverse sections though so not a wasted day

with Andy
tebs 22/Jun/13 TR dog

Felt like I was making progress today, got a crux sequence dialled.

with Andy
Hidden 13/Jun/13 Lead dog
blaza1 24/May/13 Lead RP
tebs 11/May/13 TR dog
with Andy
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead RP
highrepute 07/Apr/13 Lead RP

2nd Go

Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Mar/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/12 TR dog
drysori 13/Oct/12 TR
with Andy Gray
Hidden 29/Sep/12 -
willoates 11/Sep/12 Lead RP

this route taught me that 15 minutes of dangling on the rope to work out the best sequence could save a day in futile redpoint efforts. Once I changed the sequence it was pretty easy although I did nearly fluff it on the move right at the top that I had no idea how to do.

with Air, Sam Davies
Luuuuuke 23/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Si
Hannes B 10/Aug/12 Lead RP
with Tom J
Rachel Slater 07/Jul/12 TR dog
with Nigel Slater, Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan
Joughton 07/Jul/12 Lead β

I'm gonna call it a flash because I'd previously done the section shared with Toadside when I did that, the rest was onsight... Did it in the best style I could though, with no falls. Maybe not worth 3*, but definitely worth 7b+.

mark20 25/Jun/12 Lead RP
J.Wells 24/Jun/12 Lead RP
with Guy Van Greuning
drysori 20/May/12 Lead RP
drysori 15/May/12 Lead dog

2 sessions on it this year, hadn't been on it for several years (and was only really dabbling when I was, being nowhere close). Annoyingly I did it clean on toprope unexpectably, but then hadn't thought about the clips on lead.

with Dunc
dominic lee 14/May/12 Lead rpt

x3...zzz

with molly, nathan lee
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead RP
Sam Simpson 05/Apr/12 TR

moves sorted just need one more session on it and then will lead..

with Greg
Duncan Disorderly ?/Apr/12 Lead RP
EllaRus ??/2012 Lead RP
with john
AdamHodgson ??/2012 Lead RP
con321 25/Nov/11 Lead RP

Cool climb :)

Hidden 03/Nov/11 TR
i_a_coops 25/Sep/11 Lead RP
with Jacob
maybe_si 08/Sep/11 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead RP
jack1996 16/Aug/11 TR dnf
with connor, si
peaches69 16/Aug/11 Lead RP

dogged it in flipflops wiv clipstick, top roped unclean twice, so many holds an sequences, redpointed clean 1st go

with jack, connor
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
Brown 11/Aug/11 Lead
with James T
maybe_si 29/Jul/11 TR RP

linked twice in a session, will lead next time!

robbo 23/Jul/11 Lead RP

First tick this year after 2 month layoff due to injury. Great climb. Went 4th redpoint. Should have gone on 3rd.

with Adam Hodgson
jamiev 23/Jul/11 Lead RP

Fantastic!

with Tim Parkinson
PeteH 18/Jul/11 Lead RP

Second redpoint. Very surprised it went. Cake-loading the day before had a key role, I feel.

with Arran Deakin
Hidden 18/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/11 Lead rpt
jamiev 17/Jul/11 Lead dog

3x to top: put clips in, then 2 working redpoints. Did in 2 sections incl from below crux to top.

with Tim Parkinson
Harriet Rebecca Hall ?/Jul/11 Lead RP

Hard for me not my style but fun climb.

Harriet Rebecca Hall ?/Jul/11 Lead RP

Hard for me not my style but fun climb.

Stefan Gallagher 29/Jun/11 Lead RP
Stig 05/Jun/11 Lead RP

First red point, first 7b+. A peak landmark and personal milestone!

with Goi
Stig 27/May/11 TR dog

Several good links, through to crux, crux in isolation, sorted top section well.

with Goi
goi.ashmore 27/May/11 Lead RP
with James Rees
Hidden 25/May/11 TR dog
Lex Wilkinson 17/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 10/May/11 TR
jamiev 07/May/11 Lead dog

One good redpoint attempt, and 1 and a half poor attempts

with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR dog
jamiev 14/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead dog
mic_b 28/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Heidi
Dave Turnbull, BMC 18/Mar/11 TR rpt

no falls first go

kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 07/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Neil Foster
Adam Lincoln 21/Sep/10 Lead RP
with Arran Deakin
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 18/Sep/10 TR dog
with loundsy
Hidden 09/Sep/10 TR dog
gregoritos 09/Sep/10 Lead RP

2nd go. Respect to Dave and Jack dirtbagging it under the crag on a diet of weed and kfc.

jamiev 26/Aug/10 TR dog
with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead RP
Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Neil Foster
Hidden 20/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/10 Lead rpt
nai 06/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Nigel & Juan
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 01/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Rachel and Alison
mattyork2 27/May/10 Lead RP

Sixth session? Reasonably psyched for more Tor action. Will get routes like this faster if spend time: - looking for a good efficient redpoint sequence - climbing efficiently and smoothly through bits that I know are easy- visualising the sequence on the ground and lots of mental rehearsal - also rehearse moves coming up from the shakeouts

with Brian McAlinden
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead RP
mattyork2 15/Apr/10 TR dog

In halves

marcpontin ?/Apr/10 Lead RP

hard way

mattyork2 13/Mar/10 Lead dog
with Ryan
Dale Comley ??/2010 Lead RP
mattyork2 08/Nov/09 TR dog

Three goes on top rope. Climbed it in two halves on last go. More power needed or stamina....?hmmmmm.

with Debbie Birch
bigie bob 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 07/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Debbie Birch
Hidden 06/Sep/09 TR dnf
Hidden 24/Jul/09 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jul/09 TR dog
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead dog
steve_biczyk 08/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with Keith Clarke
Hidden 07/Jul/09 TR RP
Hidden 07/Jul/09 Lead rpt
dominic lee 04/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with neil foster
marcpontin ?/Jul/09 Lead RP
with huw
Andrew Barker 30/Jun/09 Lead RP

Tried it once a few years ago when I was nowhere near good enough and took a big fall after the crux. Got it second go today after a wussy go to put the clips up when I seemed incapable of falling off even when there was a clip by my knees!

with Chunk
Hidden 11/Jun/09 TR dog
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 07/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Bob Smith
Hidden 06/Jun/09 Lead dog
Dan 85 19/May/09 Lead RP

Tall persons way. Scary clip after crux

with Malcolm, Luke P
ASchwirtz 15/Mar/09 TR dog
tatz45 12/Nov/08 Lead RP
jondude 16/Sep/08 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead RP
Matt Fry 01/Sep/08 Lead RP
TomHaigh 07/Aug/08 Lead RP

In your face Turnbull!!

Somerset swede basher 07/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Emma
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead β
Franco Cookson OLD 01/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead RP
Mick B 12/Feb/08 Lead RP
with Al Austin
Hidden ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 Lead RP
Dave Bond 30/Sep/07 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead rpt
timbanton ?/Sep/07 Lead RP
Rowansb 18/Aug/07 TR dog
Hidden 16/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead RP
skygodley 01/May/07 Lead RP

took me a second go with some beta from karen, thought Tin Of was harder though!

with Fitbird
Hidden 26/Apr/07 Lead dog
fizzy_elephant 22/Apr/07 TR dog
with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden 17/Apr/07 Lead RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 29/Mar/07 Lead
with Nic Sellers
craig d ?/Mar/07 Lead rpt
willackers ??/2007 Lead RP
with Rob Napier
Toby Dunn ??/2007 -
Hidden 08/Oct/06 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead rpt
jamiev 16/Sep/06 Lead dog

crux sorted...just got to redpoint

Ram MkiV 06/Sep/06 Lead RP

Warmed up putting the clips in then got it first go. Just one hard sequence.

with Alex
Hidden 03/Jul/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/06 TR dog
Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2006 -
mgeek ??/2006 Lead RP
with Tom Bolger
ukb shark 08/Oct/05 Lead rpt
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 17/Apr/05 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 18/Aug/01 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/01 Lead β
kristian ??/2001 -
climber34neil ??/2001 -
RossG123 ??/2001 Lead RP
RossG ??/2000 -
Billg ?/May/99 Lead rpt
with Phil McAllistair
Hidden 11/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Mar/98 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Oct/97 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Sep/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jun/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/May/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/May/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/97 Lead rpt
sadams ?/Mar/97 -
Roget 11/Aug/96 Lead RP
with jon
Greg Cunningham ??/1995 Lead RP
mattnuttall ?/Aug/94 Lead β

'Wednesday'

with Gareth Parry
Billg 06/Jul/94 Lead RP
Stoney Boy 02/May/94 Lead RP
Dave Douglas 07/Jul/93 Lead β
with Ed Morgan
Ian Jones ??/1992 Lead RP
with Graeme Alderson, Paul Newman, Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett, Mick Ward
Hidden ??/1990 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1989 -
Mike Owen 01/May/88 -

2nd Phil Davidson 15/8/82

with Elaine Owen
Bruce Kerr 17/Jul/87 Lead
with Colin Gilchrist
jon ?/Jun/87 Lead
with H
Hidden ??/1987 Lead RP
keefe ??/1986 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
stp ??/1984 Lead

falls, dogging, soon became a training route then a warm up.

with Chris Plant
Mark Kemball 28/Jun/83 Lead dnf
with Paul Clark
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Style of ascent
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