52m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An excellent, direct line up the cliff with just one difficult section on the first pitch. Start left of Darius, below a slightly less prominent groove.
1) 5c, 32m. Climb the groove to a ledge below the bulge (pegs, new and old - possibly loose). Step left then make a committing pull over the bulge, rightwards onto the face. It starts getting scary if you go up too far left here. Climb the crack above to arrive at the Debauchery stance.
2) 5b, 20m. Climb the crack at the left-hand end of the ledge leading to a peg at an overlap. Step right below the peg, pull past the overlap and climb a pocketed wall to the upper break. Move left and pull through the bulge on good holds to reach a tree. © Rockfax

FA. Arnis Strapcans, Jerry Frost 1974. Named in memory of a friend of the first asensionists who died in a fall at Gogarth.

Ticklists: UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E3 ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
phil64 16/May Lead O/S

Really great route p1 committing away from flake, p2 nice fingery & balancy

with Andy Bowman
rosh3000 15/May 2nd
Dale Comley 15/May Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 23/Apr Lead O/S
with Laura G, hfisher
Dale Comley 23/Apr Lead O/S

Led both pitches. way easier than Darius

with roshan
Mark Grist 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 03/Oct/15 AltLd

Quite exciting when nut fell out of flake before crux, had to press on a bit! Really good climb. Significantly easier than Darius, of course!

with Mark
miastacey 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Toby Dunn
Martin Haworth 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, run out but never too desperate. Great route, both pitches are really good.

with Andy
Andrew Sloan 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Very enjoyable.

Michelle_250 24/May/15 2nd
with Andy G
bigdrew 24/May/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd
Andy Peak 1 17/May/15 AltLd

Stedy up to the roof, it dus get a bit worrying if you go left, jumped of before it got to bad, climbd back up and went the correct way:-)

with Si
Mike_Hayes 21/Apr/15 AltLd

First Pitch. Confident approach required.

with Mike Lea
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 -
DavidEvans 01/Jul/14 Lead

Don't stop halfway through the crux to place a small wire - haven't wobbled like that since 1996! Very good though!

Duncan Campbell 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 - Bloody mega! Make sure you are happy with the kit you put in the flake under the roof because if you fluff the crux you'll be falling a long way onto it! Great technical crux. Topped out just in time to avoid being on the face in heavy rain. Chosen due to Rich Tewson's story of taking his biggest ever lead fall off the crux. Very impressive him getting back on and finishing.

Brannock 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, great climbing, just enough gear.

Apharri 23/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2

with Jim Gayler
Ricky Rocks 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 01/Apr/14 Lead

Climbed as a single pitch

with Ben Silvestre
harvie ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 30/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Misha 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A great route, would be 3 stars anywhere else. Going through the roof was fine but turned out that moving right into the crack was pretty spicy as well. After that it's an enjoyable 5a/b romp to the top. Led in a single pitch. Really hot on a still blue sky day. Loads of people on the crag, including the mayor of Matlock doing Debauchery as publicity for Derby MRT!

with Ed
morganator 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Neil McAdie, Sophie Whyte
soph 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

In a mega pitch

with Neil McAdie, jon morgan
eduardo 22/Sep/13 2nd dog

Took a while to figure out the moves under the roof.

with Misha
AJM 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led p1. Just the right balance of difficulty and spice, very enjoyable.

Tubs 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Andy led crux, I led top E1 pitch.

with AJM
Wood for Trees 02/Jun/13 Lead β

Both pitches. Beta for the crux and some gear in from Simon's route to the left. Good effort to those reading the crux onsight, blind as!

with Shark
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
robin_hackney 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Good, enjoyable climbing. The crux just requires a cool head and faith that better holds will be coming (at some point).

with Si
Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hannes B 19/May/13 Lead O/S

1st p

with Phil
Nick Sillem 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
shark 29/Sep/12 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch - did Fantasia finish by mistake

with Wil Treasure
drysori 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1.

Si dH 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Led both pitches. Thought the block was solid enough but its still fairly run-out and scary moving above it. Took quite a while to commit.

with Andy
Pete Graham 10/Jun/12 AltLd
with Howard Lawledge
dan gibson 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll, helen gibson
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
JRae 12/May/12 2nd
with Liam P
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Mark Grist 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
steveb2006 18/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead top pitch

with David Andrew
tuftynick 28/Apr/11 AltLd

lead 2nd pitch

Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
steveb2006 12/May/10 AltLd

Lead first pitch and Mick leads second

with Paul Ramsden, Mick Fowler
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan Wicks
feilx 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

done in one pitch

with Andy L
Hidden 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
UKC Logbooks 16/Aug/09 2nd β
with Harry Hotshot
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
alaan 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches.

with Grant
GrantB 28/Jun/08 2nd
with Alaan
nige 28/Jun/08 AltLd
with mark hounslea
Ian Parnell 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
Hidden 18/May/08 AltLd O/S
Brown 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Henry
timbanton ??/2008 -
Russell Birkett ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim Whitaker
Brian Rodgers 09/Jun/07 2nd
with Neil Hillis
Toby Dunn 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with dave evans
Hidden ??/2007 -
Alex Mason 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S

lead main pitch, did go up to far left, felt like a bold E4 6a

Ram MkiV 24/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

I led easier second pitch, though the first seemed easy too.

with Alex
steveb2006 04/Aug/06 Lead

Val does well to second with only a little rope assistance

Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Dave Bond 30/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
steveb2006 27/Aug/03 AltLd

Lead pitch 1, Paul R leads pitch 2

with Paul Ramsden, Paul Eastwood
steveb2006 11/Aug/02 2nd
with Dave Taylor
Hidden 15/Aug/01 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/Aug/01 Lead
with Mark G
steveb2006 01/May/01 Lead

Led both pitches

with Pete Carter
Hidden ?/May/01 AltLd O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Dad
Dave Musgrove ?/May/01 2nd
with David
tuftynick ??/2001 -
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
steveb2006 27/Apr/00 Lead

Lead both pitches (Gareth not keen to lead either)

with Gareth Williams
Steve Bell ??/2000 -
Roget 28/Aug/99 Solo rpt
mikedelderfield 01/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
chris sm 08/May/98 AltLd O/S

p2 only

with Jim Hall
Rich Kirby ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Bruce woodley
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
steveb2006 07/Jun/97 AltLd

Neville leads first pitch. Rains after - retreat to Stoney

with Neville Contractor
Roget 06/Jul/96 AltLd rpt

led 1st pitch

with baccy
ste_d 15/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
with mik
steveb2006 03/May/96 Lead

Good climbing but cold so head over to the right wing after

with Rob Gambles
crossleysm ?/May/96 AltLd O/S
AlexRenshaw 18/Jun/95 2nd
with Ted Lister
steveb2006 22/Jun/94 Lead

First route of a classic High Tor evening. Jo leads top pitch

with Jo Pycroft
rob.grafton 30/Mar/93 Lead
with barry maybank, Bruce
Roget 18/Jul/92 Lead dog

fell off crux, proper scream

with jon
whispering nic 18/Apr/92 2nd O/S
with Graham Iles
keefe 10/Aug/91 -
Rich Kirby 11/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
with Bruce woodley
steveb2006 28/Jun/91 Lead

Bit nervous on this as last time I fell off crux - ok this time. Simon leads top pitch

with Simon Mee
jcw ??/1991 -

A bold lead by Martin followed by Debauchery for the second time

with Martin Harris
Hidden ??/1990 -
Pete Ogden ??/1990 AltLd
tapley 15/Jun/89 2nd
with Phil Jarvis
steveb2006 18/Apr/89 Lead

Take an unexpected fall from the crux-rope burn on ankle. Rest of route goes ok. Mike leads top pitch. At top we abb back to ledge and I lead the RH finish - hard pocket climbing up to the 'wafer thin flake' (now described as part of Ariadnes Thread). Continue up into the final corner groove of Darius

with Mike Pycroft
DDDD ??/1989 -
William Robertson ?/Sep/88 Lead O/S
with Emily
Campbell42 ?/Jul/88 AltLd O/S
with Mick Mason
Stoney Boy 19/Jun/88 Lead O/S

Pitch 1

with Gareth James
Hidden ?/Jun/88 Lead O/S
steveb2006 19/Sep/87 AltLd

Gez leads main pitch 2 years after his big fall. Retreat from Perseus in the rain after.

andybirtwistle 19/Sep/87 Lead

First pitch only Rained so abbed off

with Ian Kyle
AlexRenshaw 27/Jun/87 Lead
with Sean Myles
steveb2006 16/May/87 AltLd

Lead first pitch. A psychological lead for me! Pleased to get across the traverse

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1987 2nd
with John Adams
keefe 02/Aug/86 -
with Johnny Adams
GordonHart ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with James Taveran
shark 23/Jun/86 Lead

one runout

with Chris
Hidden 27/Apr/86 AltLd
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd rpt
sadams 08/Jun/85 AltLd
with Kevin Edwards
shark 01/May/85 AltLd O/S
with Dave Marsh
Hidden 06/Apr/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
uphillnow ??/1985 2nd

leader was I think Andrew Horn and date approximate. Seconded on another occasion.

Dave Musgrove ??/1985 Lead

Can't find record of exact date but think it was mid 1980s. I remember taking a big flyer first go!

with Paul Dawson
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
Mike Owen 20/May/84 AltLd O/S
with John Peake
Andy Edgar ??/1984 Lead

Very Scary as graded E2 when I led it. With the gear below and fair drop found myself fighting back to the right with a sketchy stretch right at the crux. E3 for sure for me.

with Geoff Douglas
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/1983 AltLd
with Martin Lancaster, Tony Cox
mark-abz 18/Sep/82 Lead O/S
with Andy W
charlesmfrench 08/May/82 AltLd O/S

L,2,L.

with Ian Milne
Nic Robinson 16/Aug/81 Lead O/S

Did the norm... went too high on the left and had to jump for a hold on the right. Can't remember any pegs...but it was a long time ago.

Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 2nd
with Derek Hersey
Mark Kemball 24/May/80 AltLd
with John Jefferies
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Steve Lewis 22/Oct/77 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
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