Sardine*** 7b+
[Sardines, polished peak loveliness!!, 2 kb]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, 28 Decent Sport Routes, 2015 Objectives, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Sardines, polished peak loveliness!! © Luuuuuke
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3rd go! Felt weirdly scared when above clips with the polish!
shaunhumphreys - Lead RP - 14/Sep/15 with pete

harry_lewis - Lead RP - 09/Sep/15 with Alex McCann, Yumeya, Jed

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
Jonny Nick - Lead RP - 29/Aug/15 with cjd91

Jonny Nick - Lead dog - 24/Aug/15

Warmed up with some small links putting the bolts in, then got it 1st redpoint! Wish all routes went like this!
cjd91 - Lead RP - 18/Aug/15 with bobbie

amccann - Lead RP - 11/Aug/15 with Harry Lewis

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Aug/15

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Jul/15

Gus - Lead - 22/Jun/15 with hayden jones

PeterDawson - Lead β - 21/Jun/15

First 7b+
Albert Exley - Lead RP - 07/Jun/15 with Luke Dawson

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
Albert Exley - Lead dog - 05/Jun/15 with Luke Dawson

Luke Dawson - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/15 with Alberte1996

Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/15 with Andy Makey

5 times this eve. Thought I'd be crap, but not too crap.
jamesturnbull - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/15

sev - Lead dog - 30/May/15

Had tried this yonks ago. Felt pretty onsight, enjoyable
nathanlee - Lead - 27/May/15 with Michaela Tracy, Rob Greenwood

Albert Exley - Lead dog - 27/May/15 with Luke Dawson

Had done Tin Of but on sighted the rest
Ed Booth - Lead β - 17/May/15 with Joe, Rob Ireson, Adam Booth

Rain. Big diagonal wipper after doing the lower cruxes OK. Oh dear.
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 02/May/15 with MartinPL

2nd go.
Nick1812P - Lead RP - 01/May/15 with Clement

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/15 with Little Chris

worked it out now, too hot and sunny yesterday though, exhausting!
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 18/Apr/15 with MartinPL

Good working session, moves pretty well sorted, fresh body required!
Nick Sherring - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/15 with Martyn

hard to find the line amongst tens of different bolts :) once to know where to climb then goes easier
MartinPL - Lead - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - 27/Mar/15 with Scott Walter

Another terrible first attempt, made it to the low crux all right, but it all went a bit pear shaped above this. Tr'ed it later on and it went a little smoother, apart from the upper crux, where my fingers don't fit in the wee crack. Probably need another 5 or 6 goes to get to the point where i can do it fast enough to stave off the pump!
JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 07/Mar/15 with Clement Hutin

Really happy I climbed something on my first time at Raven Tor. Was expecting to get nailed! Lots to come back for.
Tommyads - 2015

Ed morris - Lead RP - 31/Oct/14 with harry, Cherry

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 27/May/14 with Peter Dawson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/14

simon kimber - Lead RP - 12/May/14 with James Turnbull

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/May/14

Lex Wilkinson - Lead RP - 06/May/14

2nd go with expert beta. Ta Hydn
marcduhig - Lead RP - 05/May/14 with Haydn

Hidden - TR - 02/May/14

dan gibson - Lead RP - 22/Apr/14 with julie carroll, sam read

piken - Lead RP - 15/Apr/14

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead β - 10/Apr/14 with Ethan Walker

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Mar/14

Nigel Leeming - Lead - Mar/14

Ethan - Lead - 17/Oct/13 with Matt Fry

Tophe - Lead RP - 09/Oct/13 with Jonny P, Dan

rikbattye - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13 with Hannes B, Charlie Mackie

Steve Hickie - Lead - Oct/13

Taught me some technique, required to stop barndooring from the undercut.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 19/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Jul/13

Tricky not even close to onsighting this
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 23/Jul/13

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/13 with Keefe Murphy

Easier than tin of but a slightly harder crux
justin c - Lead RP - Jul/13 with steph crowley

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/13

Grim tonight, hard work
Dave Turnbull, BMC - TR - 26/Jun/13 with Niall Grimes, Debbie Birch

Hidden - TR dog - 23/Jun/13

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jun/13

blaza1 - Lead RP - 24/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 11/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/13

2nd Go
highrepute - Lead RP - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Oct/12

drysori - TR - 13/Oct/12 with Andy Gray

Hidden - 29/Sep/12

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.
willoates - Lead RP - 11/Sep/12 with Air, Sam Davies

Luuuuuke - Lead RP - 23/Aug/12 with Si

Hannes B - Lead RP - 10/Aug/12 with Tom J

Rachel Slater - TR dog - 07/Jul/12 with Nigel Slater, Olli Crudge, Andrea Morgan

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+.
Joughton - Lead β - 07/Jul/12

mark20 - Lead RP - 25/Jun/12

J.Wells - Lead RP - 24/Jun/12 with Guy Van Greuning

drysori - Lead RP - 20/May/12

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.
drysori - Lead dog - 15/May/12 with Dunc

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 14/May/12 with molly, nathan lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/May/12

moves sorted just need one more session on it and then will lead..
Sam Simpson - TR - 05/Apr/12 with Greg

Duncan Disorderly - Lead RP - Apr/12

EllaRus - Lead RP - 2012 with john

Cool climb :)
con321 - Lead RP - 25/Nov/11 with simon crisp

Hidden - TR - 03/Nov/11

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11 with Jacob

maybe_si - Lead RP - 08/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11

jack1996 - TR dnf - 16/Aug/11 with connor, si

dogged it in flipflops wiv clipstick, top roped unclean twice, so many holds an sequences, redpointed clean 1st go
peaches69 - Lead RP - 16/Aug/11 with jack, connor

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Aug/11

Brown - Lead - 11/Aug/11 with James T

linked twice in a session, will lead next time!
maybe_si - TR RP - 29/Jul/11

First tick this year after 2 month layoff due to injury. Great climb. Went 4th redpoint. Should have gone on 3rd.
robbo - Lead RP - 23/Jul/11 with Adam Hodgson

jamiev - Lead RP - 23/Jul/11 with Tim Parkinson

Second redpoint. Very surprised it went. Cake-loading the day before had a key role, I feel.
PeteH - Lead RP - 18/Jul/11 with Arran Deakin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/11

3x to top: put clips in, then 2 working redpoints. Did in 2 sections incl from below crux to top.
jamiev - Lead dog - 17/Jul/11 with Tim Parkinson

Hard for me not my style but fun climb.
Harriet Rebecca Hall - Lead RP - Jul/11

Hard for me not my style but fun climb.
Harriet Rebecca Hall - Lead RP - Jul/11

Stefan Gallagher - Lead RP - 29/Jun/11

First red point, first 7b+. A peak landmark and personal milestone!
Stig - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11 with Goi

Several good links, through to crux, crux in isolation, sorted top section well.
Stig - TR dog - 27/May/11 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 27/May/11 with James Rees

A very long way, couldn't even do the crux in isolation
GuyVG - TR dog - 25/May/11

Lex Wilkinson - Lead RP - 17/May/11

Hidden - TR - 10/May/11

One good redpoint attempt, and 1 and a half poor attempts
jamiev - Lead dog - 07/May/11 with Tim Parkinson

Hidden - TR - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Apr/11

jamiev - Lead dog - 14/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11

mic_b - Lead RP - 28/Mar/11 with Heidi

no falls first go
Dave Turnbull, BMC - TR rpt - 18/Mar/11

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2011 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead dog - 07/Oct/10 with Neil Foster

Adam Lincoln - Lead RP - 21/Sep/10 with Arran Deakin

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10

belay bunny turned bad - TR dog - 18/Sep/10 with loundsy

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Sep/10

2nd go. Respect to Dave and Jack dirtbagging it under the crag on a diet of weed and kfc.
gregoritos - Lead RP - 09/Sep/10

jamiev - TR dog - 26/Aug/10 with Tim Parkinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/10

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/10 with Neil Foster

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/10

nai - Lead RP - 06/Jul/10 with Nigel & Juan

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/10 with Rachel and Alison

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
mattyork2 - Lead RP - 27/May/10 with Brian McAlinden

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/May/10

In halves
mattyork2 - TR dog - 15/Apr/10

hard way
marcpontin - Lead RP - Apr/10

mattyork2 - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10 with Ryan

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Three goes on top rope. Climbed it in two halves on last go. More power needed or stamina....?hmmmmm.
mattyork2 - TR dog - 08/Nov/09 with Debbie Birch

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead dog - 07/Oct/09 with Debbie Birch

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/09

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jul/09

steve_biczyk - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/09 with Keith Clarke

Hidden - TR RP - 07/Jul/09

Oli - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/09 with Dave Johnson

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09 with neil foster

marcpontin - Lead RP - Jul/09 with huw

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!
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 30/Jun/09 with Chunk

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Jun/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/09 with Bob Smith

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jun/09

Tall persons way. Scary clip after crux
Dan 85 - Lead RP - 19/May/09 with Malcolm & Luke

ASchwirtz - TR dog - 15/Mar/09 with Brian Rogers

tatz45 - Lead RP - 12/Nov/08 with Katy Vose

J_Clark - 16/Sep/08

Sketched the top move and completely diverted from practised sequence.
Oli - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08 with Will/Al/Jon

Matt Fry - Lead RP - 01/Sep/08 with Pete Clark, Jon Clark

In your face Turnbull!!
TomHaigh - Lead RP - 07/Aug/08 with James Turnbull

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 07/Aug/08 with Emma

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jun/08

Franco Cookson OLD - 2nd - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/08

Mick B - Lead RP - 12/Feb/08 with Al Austin

Hidden - 2008

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 30/Sep/07 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Rowansb - TR dog - 18/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/May/07

took me a second go with some beta from karen, thought Tin Of was harder though!
skygodley - Lead RP - 01/May/07 with Fitbird

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Apr/07

fizzy_elephant - TR dog - 22/Apr/07 with Lloyd Betsworth

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/07

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 29/Mar/07 with Nic Sellers

craig d - Lead rpt - Mar/07

willackers - Lead RP - 2007 with Rob Napier

Toby Dunn - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/06

crux sorted...just got to redpoint
jamiev - Lead dog - 16/Sep/06

Warmed up putting the clips in then got it first go. Just one hard sequence.
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 06/Sep/06 with Alex

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/06

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Mar/06

Boy - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2006

mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with Tom Bolger

shark - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/05 with Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/05

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2005

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/01

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/01

kristian - 2001

climber34neil - 2001

RossG - 2000

Billg - Lead rpt - May/99 with Phil McAllistair

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/98

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/May/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/97

sadams - Mar/97

Roget - Lead RP - 11/Aug/96 with jon

Gregory - Lead RP - 1995

mattnuttall - Lead β - Aug/94 with Gareth Parry

Billg - Lead RP - 06/Jul/94

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 02/May/94

Dave Douglas - Lead β - 07/Jul/93 with Ed Morgan

Ian Jones - Lead RP - 1992 with Graeme Alderson, Paul Newman, Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett, Mick Ward

Hidden - 1989

2nd Phil Davidson 15/8/82
Mike Owen - 01/May/88 with Elaine Owen

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 17/Jul/87 with Colin Gilchrist

jon - Lead - Jun/87 with H

keefe - Lead - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 1985

falls, dogging, soon became a training route then a warm up.
stp - Lead - 1984 with Chris Plant

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/83 with Paul Clark

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