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.

shaunhumphreys 14/Sep Lead RP

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

with pete
harry_lewis 09/Sep Lead RP
Jonny Nick 29/Aug 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 Lead dog
cjd91 18/Aug 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 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Aug Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jul TR dog
Gus 22/Jun Lead
with hayden jones
PeterDawson 21/Jun Lead β
Albert Exley 07/Jun Lead RP

First 7b+

Albert Exley 05/Jun 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 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 04/Jun Lead dnf
jamesturnbull 01/Jun Lead rpt

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

sev 30/May Lead dog
nathanlee 27/May Lead

Had tried this yonks ago. Felt pretty onsight, enjoyable

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

Had done Tin Of but on sighted the rest

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

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

Nick1812P 01/May Lead RP

2nd go.

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

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

Nick Sherring 12/Apr 2nd dog

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

with Martyn
MartinPL 11/Apr Lead

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

Hidden ?/Apr Lead RP
drcorbasisgod 27/Mar Lead RP
with Scott Walter
JamieSparkes 07/Mar Lead dog

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!

with Clement Hutin
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
Hidden 23/May/14 Lead RP
simon kimber 12/May/14 Lead RP
with James Turnbull
Hidden 11/May/14 Lead dog
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
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Mar/14 TR dnf
Nigel Leeming ?/Mar/14 Lead
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
Daniel Heath 19/Sep/13 Lead RP

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

Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead dog
Hidden 31/Jul/13 Lead dog
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
Hidden 27/Jun/13 Lead dog
Dave Turnbull, BMC 26/Jun/13 TR

Grim tonight, hard work

with Niall Grimes, Debbie Birch
Hidden 23/Jun/13 TR dog
Hidden 22/Jun/13 TR dog
Hidden 13/Jun/13 Lead dog
blaza1 24/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 11/May/13 TR dog
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


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
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


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
GuyVG 25/May/11 TR dog

A very long way, couldn't even do the crux in isolation

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
Hidden ??/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
Oli 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
ASchwirtz 15/Mar/09 TR dog
tatz45 12/Nov/08 Lead RP
jondude 16/Sep/08 -
Oli 14/Sep/08 Lead RP

Sketched the top move and completely diverted from practised sequence.

with Will/Al/Jon
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 -
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 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
shark 08/Oct/05 Lead rpt
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 17/Apr/05 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Sep/01 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Aug/01 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/01 Lead β
kristian ??/2001 -
climber34neil ??/2001 -
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
Gregory ??/1995 Lead RP
mattnuttall ?/Aug/94 Lead β


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 ??/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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