Delicatessen*** E2 5c
[Delicatessen, High Tor, Matlock, 2 kb]51m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic journey crossing the main face. With the exception of one short sequence, the climbing is no harder than 5b with delightful balance moves between good pockets. Approach via the 1st pitch of Skylight and a long ramble rightwards along the grubby ledge system.
1) 5c, 27m. From the Castellan cave, follow the lower break to gain a rest at the Lyme Cryme stance (possible belay). The juggy crack above is climbed until it is possible to cross the pocketed wall rightwards to the Debauchary stance.
2) 5b, 24m. Pick-pocket daintily rightwards to Darius and follow the juggy flakes up and right until another delicate sequence leads to Original Route. Finish up this or abseil off.
Darius Finish, 5c. A superb alternative, which improves one of the finest E2s around, is to belay after the delicate traverse on pitch 2 and then finish up Darius. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Unknown. FA. (Pitch 1) Chris Jackson, John Atkinson 1965. (Full route) Jack Street, Ed Ward-Drummond (some aid) 1965.

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E2 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads.

Photo: Delicatessen, High Tor, Matlock © pete meads
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This climb is in 192 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Lead p1
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/15

SamN - TR dog - 25/Jul/15 with Jim Hulbert

Lead both pitches. Found the first one tough, gear was not the most inspiring and not obvious at all which way to go. Second lovely balancey climbing. Great route but not as good as Debauchery.
spidermonkey09 - Lead - 25/Jul/15 with Sam Nixon-Eckersall

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/15 with Mark Stevenson

David Sherratt - Lead - 19/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/15

2nd pitch
bwestwood - AltLd - 05/Jun/15 with pete sargeant

pie_eater_pete - 05/Jun/15

Great route. I led the delicate traverse (final) pitch, which I thought was excellent, but also really enjoyed the undercut traverse of the previous pitch.
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

Did a lot of fuckin and blinding at andy on this one as I was shiting myself climbing was mega once I'd settled me ass down
the power - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with Andy

Love it, nice tor of the tor
Andy Peak 1 - Lead β - 18/Apr/15 with phill ukc

Hidden - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with Ted Lister

First pitch up to Perseus belay.
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/14

Did a variant on first pitch. Traversed out of the bottom of the cave, a few metres below where we should have been. Lots of chalk led the way bizarrely. Did the crux groove of lyme crime to get back on route. I thought it was strange some of the footholds were crumbling away on such a classic...
david morse - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with markalmack

Dave sent me along the wrong break out of the cave. Traversed too low and up the lyme cryme crux. Still well good
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Dave morse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14

Once Dave found the route it was good.
Dave Almond - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with Vun, Dave Garry

Led all pitches. Really enjoyed this. Each section had lovely thoughtful, delicate and committing climbing. Some great exposure, surprising pockets, intricate sequences and overall loveliness.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Gary Kitchen

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/14

P1, great, apart from the lot thrown off the top of the crag.
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/14

Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/14 with John Brannock

ldadams - 2nd dog - Aug/14 with Ben Williams

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 12/Jul/14

Did first traverse fine, then it started to rain. Torrential. Had to ab, will be back.
dr_botnik - 2nd dnf - 08/Jul/14 with Andy

benw681 - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Lewis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Led P1, P2
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Led P2. Really cold - couldn't feel my feet the whole way. Went too high across Darius, should have traversed under the extended peg but went over - maybe 5c this way. Unfortunately had to leave after this as Bubbles felt like he may shit himself. High Tor is flippin ace.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Bubbles

A great choice for the first trad route of the year. Not hard for the grade but a couple of tricky sections above / across from gear to get the trad head back in gear. An intricate line which is fairly obvious most of the way but I went too high up the groove of Lyme Crime and had to reverse it for a few metres to get onto the finishing rising traverse on P1. Started up the F6b approach pitch and abbed off the Original Route belay. Led all the way - James did very well to second it clean.
Misha - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with James

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14

Led first pitch, bloody good!
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Mark Boden

mike mo - 2014

Wanted to do this for a while. First E2 of the year. Thought second pitch was hardest.
simon1965 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with dom

Finished up Darius 2nd pitch. Brilliant apart from one or 2 bits of polish
gripped01 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Dave Tait

An absolutely stunning route, one of my favorite routes to date. I led the first pitch with the amazing exposure and quite nervy crux on the pocketed wall and Chris did the second pitch which was beautiful climbing and as it happens his first E2 lead, lucky bugger!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with chris Lyness

very satisfied as far from convinced I could climb it. dans confidence was helpful. we climbed the middle of three breaks. dan tried the lower on a previous occasion and found it very hard/scary.
alasdair19 - AltLd - Aug/13

cobweb - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/13 with Roger Waterworth

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

P2, really nice moves, bold but not too bold in superb positions. Nic belayed too high up (on Lyme cream?) and I had to do tensioned traverse to get across to Debauchary stance
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Nic

P1, steady and amazing, good to feel progression as when I seconded it 4 years ago it felt "very hard"
GuyVG - AltLd β - 26/May/13 with oli

nickdonohue - AltLd - 26/May/13 with Ian Bryant

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 05/Mar/13 with Barni

Nick Sillem - 2013

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2013

Lead pitch 2. Nice moves and exposure.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Olli Crudge

Lead first pitch, had some route finding trouble on leaving Lyme Crime, went a bit too high at first before reversing, think I still found the wrong sequence. Other than going wrong I didn't notice any particularly hard moves. 2nd pitch had a few tricky moves too.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Rachel Slater

esther - AltLd - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12

malteserEd - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Jun/12

Led P2
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/12

neilh - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11

fab route, i thought even grade throuhout. did it in 6 pitches , better for communication .
cobweb - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with martyn hopson

numb fingers and toes on first pitch so pulled on gear (that was my excuse)! 2nd pitch is nicer
catblack - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Cat Black

Brian Rodgers - AltLd rpt - 20/Aug/11 with Esther Bott

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/11

Bit disjointed but some great moves, first E2:)
Brannock - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11

This climb embodies everything that is great about peak limestone: intimidating, scenic and challenging. Had to backtrack slightly after a wrong turning after the belay cave, but otherwise routefinding ok. Overall a fantastic experience! Lead in 3 pitches
LisaA - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Andy

Followed Ian up Lyme Cryme to start, then led both pitches of this. Finished up original route.
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Ian Milward

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

Felt like bloody hard work. Coming out of the cave was tough (bunched if you're tall) and the whole route feels very sustained. Feet are still sore. Bonza lead by Si in blistering heat. Dehydrated by the time we'd ab'd off.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Si 2

Led up to cave. Seconded 5c pitch.....pretty scarey on the traverse, 5c move very delicate. Led final 5b pitch; initial slab delicate and runout. Fantastic route, better tham Debauchery.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11

Brilliant route. P1.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Andy

nai - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with James Turnbull

Led second pitch.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

pabbage - 2nd - 28/Jun/10

mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Alan Royle

Best route I've done in ages. Good first pitch, awesome second (my lead).
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Malcolm

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with Sarah

Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd - 21/Mar/10

alaan - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Mat

Seymore Butt - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

UKC Logbooks - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Harry Hotshot

middlevern - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Mike Blood

Lead 2nd pitch, found the 1st pitch crux very hard
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Al Mason

Led 1st pitch, cruised it, lovely route, really hot day.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09 with Guy VG

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/09

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Graham Dolman

Brown - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/08

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Martin Cleaver

Really amazing route. Gives you a good feel for the cliff and will no doute fire your obsession with the rock and the place!
IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Finished up original route, then topped out up and left of the bolts.
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Phil Leng

philhilo - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with brian rodgers

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Joe Bawden

Led top pitch
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Pete, Chris Wall

Rjukan - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with Pete

Hidden - 2007

Led P1.
Stig - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/06 with Jonathan Teale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/06

Boy - 2006

best route of the year led 2nd pitch leaving the ledge with about 6m lateral run out felt amazing!
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Steve Ramsden

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

5c pitch - me delicate 5b pitch - al
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Mason

Isn't this E4 6a or am I getting mixed up?
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/02

Great route. Can be unnerving for the second.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Martin Peters

nickdonohue - Lead - Jul/01 with Lee Corbett

William Robertson - Lead O/S - May/01 with Emily

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - Jun/00

jamiev - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Adrian Berry

Steve Bell - 2000

Dave Bond - AltLd - 2000 with Simon Wren

peterbeaumont - Lead - 2000

Andy Edgar - 2000

WB - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Julian

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/98 with Neil McCallum

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/98

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998 with Phil McAllistair

Roget - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/96 with jon

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/96 with Steven Delderfield

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Sep/95 with David

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 27/Nov/94 with Ted Lister

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/93

leathers - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/93 with Martin Vimpany

rob.grafton - AltLd - 28/Sep/92 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/91

Hidden - 1990

tapley - 2nd - 24/Jul/89 with Phil Jarvis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/89

Neil R - 2nd - 22/Apr/89 with Richard W

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/89

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 1988

GordonHart - AltLd O/S - 1987 with James Taveran

keefe - 26/Jun/86 with Johnny Adams

shark - AltLd - 17/May/86 with Phill Dickens

Derek Furze - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/85

sadams - AltLd - 15/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 28/Apr/85 with John Wilkinson

shark - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/85 with Richard O Mara

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Oct/84

Hidden - Lead - Jul/84

Hidden - Lead - Jul/84

First time was I think with Andrew Horn and second time with Kate Harper(1986?)
uphillnow - Lead - 1984 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

Led 2nd and 4th pitches
Andy Stephenson - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/83

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Merv Dudley

andybirtwistle - 2nd - 29/May/82 with Ian Kyle

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/82

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/May/82 with Ian Milne

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/82 with Andy W

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/81

Rained hard so abseiled off after P2.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd dnf - 20/Jun/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981 with Derek Hersey

Hidden - 1981

Chris Terrey - 2nd - 1981 with Mike Morrison

ian caton - AltLd - 1980 with steve scott

Chris Craggs - AltLd - 1980 with Dave Hobbs

robinsi197 - AltLd - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Sep/79

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/79

D Tempest - Jan/78

Mark Kemball - Lead - 22/Oct/77 with George Mumford

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/76

Falko - AltLd O/S - 04/May/75 with Peter Brashaw

petemeads - Lead - 1975

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