45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of top ten E1s in the country, it can be forgiven for the odd bit of polish here and there. The route crosses some remarkable ground with hidden jugs, ample protection and bags of exposure. Back up any old gear that you come across.

1) 5b, 21m. Traverse left from the base of Original Route, moving up to a peg. Keep going up left to 2 cracks (on Darius); this can be done high or low with no change in grade. Move left again below the bulge then pull over to the famous stance.
2) 5b, 24m. Leave the stance via the left-hand crack to a peg. Make an awkward rising traverse leftwards (pegs) to easier ground below the break. Keep traversing horizontally left (more pegs) until you can pull up to a tree. © Rockfax

FFA. Pete Livesey, John Sheard 1967. FA. Chris Jackson, John Atkinson (some aid) 1965.

Ticklists: Hard Rock, The High Tor Top Ten, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E1 ticklist, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist.

jon_gill1 27/Sep AltLd rpt

Always a pleasure and always a challenge. LOVE IT! Dylan led the first pitch and i led the second,must get around to doing it the other way one day!

with Dylan, Louise Kennedy
Duncan Campbell 20/Sep AltLd rpt

Led p1 this time

Brannock 20/Sep AltLd rpt

Pitch 2

The Reaper 20/Aug AltLd rpt

Second pitch harder than I remembered though it's been 20 + years. Rushing to beat darkness too, which didn't help.

Brannock 15/Aug Lead rpt

Lead P1

efrance24234 11/Aug AltLd O/S
with Mike
Neil R 09/Aug AltLd dog

Difficulty in out finding on pitch 2.

with Josh
Martin Haworth 09/Aug AltLd rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 09/Aug AltLd rpt

Led second pitch, found it tough today.

lanky 09/Aug AltLd
with Neil R
adam 24 08/Aug Lead dnf

Nice P1. Second didn't want to do the traverse so did a really complicated abseil off :(

Chris_barr 04/Aug Lead rpt


SamN 25/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead P2. First E grade on lead! (Looning doesn't count)

spidermonkey09 25/Jul AltLd rpt

Led P1, the pitch I hadn't done before. I reckon its the harder one. Sam led P2, his first E1 lead, great effort with some good value freaking out in there too!

Alkis 12/Jul AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, Ollie led pitch 2.

Hidden 06/Jul AltLd
fifth 30/Jun 2nd O/S
with Gav
gavinpeach 30/Jun Lead

A real adventure. The difficulty is in the route finding and it is so easy to go off route which I did on both pitches. Had to lower off and restart both pitches after climbing onto harder ground. Looks like I'd started veering onto pitch 4 of Fantasia on pitch 2 and actually finished up Robert Brown. Really hot day and feet absolutely killing me. Not the successful ascent I'd hoped for but a real adventure which would be fun to return to. It'd be nice to climb pitch 2 properly. As a post script: finished up with a blister the size of a gobstopper on my heel after this. Put me out of action for almost 2 weeks!

with Scott
ned_85 27/Jun AltLd
Senna 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Second pitch, felt like a sport route placed one nut and just clipped the pegs!

with Ned
KittyKat 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead P1

with Mark
ian d f 27/Jun 2nd O/S
pearson9596 27/Jun AltLd O/S
dr_botnik 24/Jun AltLd O/S

P1 went high. Thought pitch 2 had a few hard bits, setting off from belay, then a really hard move up a crack that peters out after some flaky side pulls, and finally traversing under roof. Phew. Shit gear and loose rock throughout, thought second pitch was pretty tough for the grade, but the real crux is just the route finding itself!

the power 24/Jun AltLd

Actually considered praying to jesus at one point and that means something coming from a life long fan of satan

with rob
BillyRidal 19/Jun Lead O/S

Had a bit of an epic considering this shouldn't really be that hard for me. Went way to high on pitch one and ended up doing the crux of an E3. Then had to reverse almost 10 metres of the route to retrieve gear from of route before continuing along the correct route. As a result it took far to long and we had to ab of in the dark. 2nd pitch was fine although I found myself relying largely on pegs in places.

mapperley samurai 18/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead P2. An itch that has been scratched, a route that I've wanted to do for ages and my first taste of the main high tor face. Great.

with Lewis Holmes
Hidden 18/Jun AltLd O/S
rurp 16/Jun Lead O/S

Great positions. E for fear factor! One hard move pitch one. Steady but sustained pitch 2

with Mark
Neal Jobling 15/Jun AltLd O/S

Super climb. Good route finding seems to be the key as it would be quite easy to stray onto harder ground.

with Bryan61
bwestwood 05/Jun AltLd

2nd pitch

with pete sargeant
pie_eater_pete 05/Jun -
theomoore 30/May AltLd O/S

P1. Jugs all the way.

with Roisin
Hidden 23/May AltLd
andyjirvin 23/May AltLd O/S

Very nice route, though route-finding on second pitch is a bit tricky. There are some slightly more difficult moves on the second pitch, but overall found the first pitch to be more enjoyable (and had better rock).

markfairbank 16/May Lead O/S

Classic stuff; found route finding a challenge!

Anne Gumbley 16/May 2nd
Sam Simpson 10/May AltLd O/S
jmills94 26/Apr AltLd rpt

felt so good to get back on this for a rematch after having my arse handed to me last time. could really enjoy it this time especially p1 moves leading up and across darius, truly an awesome sequence. Michael cruised p2 and thankfully this time after falling at the crux several times on lead last time it flowed nicely for me. Top section movibg up and left before the final traverse still felt pumpy and hard! Probably the crux in my opinion but every one is different :)

with michael
Mike505 26/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead P2 after Joe saw to some unfinished business on P1

Jack93 25/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch.

spidermonkey09 25/Apr AltLd

P2. Lovely climbing, didn't feel too hard for E1 but definitely not HVS either.

BTphonehome 22/Apr Lead O/S

Well that was good! Thankfully the jugs keep coming.. Brilliant moves on both pitches though found crossing the groove on P2 much harder than anything on the first. Great stuff.

with Matt
Matt_C9716 22/Apr 2nd

Fantastic climbing, seconded both pitches

with Bram
jcw ??/2015 -
rocksol ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
georgenvk 19/Oct/14 2nd dog

Slipped from traverse on pitch 2.

barrowclough 01/Oct/14 AltLd β
with Jordan, Spod
AlexRenshaw 28/Sep/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd
Brannock 27/Sep/14 AltLd

Led Pitch 1

Abi Chard 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hannes B 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S


with Neil C
Ed morris 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with paul
littleluke 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. Last route of the day. Was hoping for a cruise but found it pretty challenging. Route finding was a challenge but that's part of the fun of this sort of thing. Ended as the sun set and felt relieved to pull up the last easy section to the tree belay.

with Gary Kitchen
papashango 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

got piss wet through on Darius after this, short day out.

with Elliot
Shawty 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with Conor
Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd dnf
hipyhop 03/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Onsighted P1 after having a word with myself before traversing in the crack of Darius. Backed off P2

with cheque
ldadams ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
sian88 ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Misha 30/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

A great climb on a warm evening out :-) Led P1. Can't remember if the last two times I went high or low to get into Darius, this time went high and this provided the crux for this pitch. On P2 the crux was moving across Lyme Cryme, didn't remember that being tricky but it's been 4 years since I last did it. Should go in one 60m pitch if belaying from the top of the approach scramble.

with Ed
eduardo 30/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Great evening after work, no-one else at the crag. Led P2, thought provoking stepping across Robert Brown, terrific sustained route. May have seconded this ca. 9 years ago, but I'm giving myself the onsight.

with Misha
manwithacam 26/Jul/14 AltLd
with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

Hidden 20/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
Chriswallis2 20/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Ally Robertson
Phil Ingle 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Bill lead the first pitch, I led the second. Good climb, one thin move on the first pitch, two or three on the second pitch. Great ambience

with Bill Walton
Palindrome 12/Jul/14 2nd

Gripping traverse, positive holds are there when you think you have ran out of them.

j.buckley87 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
grrrrrrrh 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Mind-blowing exposure! Brilliant fun!

with Jim Braithwaite
Andy Peak 1 09/Jul/14 Lead

Again second pich still briillyant

jmills94 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S

what an incredible route but not in good style from me! first pitch i couldnt see any of the amazing holds leading up and left so swapped leads with my tail between my legs. started the second pitch and after a fair while at the crux and a couple of slips was exhausted and unable to read the sequence. followed this pitch and went too high on the crux across the grove (peg should be at chest height) but still found a couple of the moves very taxing higher up and for me felt hard for e1. Not a good day for me at all but i will be back!! incredible crag and an amazing route.

with Neil McCallister
jimbraithwaite 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
the power 07/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

P 1 for me

with Andy
Hidden 07/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
leon 05/Jul/14 AltLd rpt

Lead P2 this time.

benw681 ?/Jul/14 -
jon_gill1 22/Jun/14 2nd rpt

a beautiful line that i could reclimb again and again!

with chris warby, ross garfoot
WillDoyle 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

First pitch

with Mike
Duncan Campbell 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2 - great climbing though pretty awkward in places! Not as good as Sirplum though!

Brannock 08/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Led first pitch, Swear I go a different way every time on this

Matt Shepherd 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd rpt
ashtond6 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

felt v. straight forward, even with a wet P2

tim newton 25/May/14 AltLd O/S
with gwen lancashire
Dave Almond 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
frost 18/May/14 AltLd O/S
with D Almond
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
GrantB 17/May/14 2nd O/S
cheeky 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Mark Pitch 1, Me Pitch 2. Good technical climbing, found it hard to commit to a few moves on the second pitch but once I did they went quite easily. Feel a bit annoyed at being such a wimp.

mark4344 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Tricky route finding. Delicate moves but all there. Pro ok with pegs and in situ threads.

with Matt Payne
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
greglad ?/May/14 -
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 29/Mar/14 Lead
with Greg Cunningham
GuyVG 16/Mar/14 Lead rpt

P1, cold.

Graham Westbrook 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
richardashe 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Mark Jackson
mjackson ??/2014 AltLd
richardashe ??/2014 AltLd
Dave Almond ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 17/Dec/13 Lead
admackie 29/Sep/13 AltLd
with alec
simon1965 28/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Did first pitch.

Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
robgixer 28/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
greenclimb 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Gill, Sarah
Chris Wright 29/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Mr. K 18/Aug/13 2nd dnf

Couldn't do the crux move on pitch two, fell off, lowered off, did many abseils of shame to get the remaining gear back! Bad times! =o(

Simon Davis 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Tim P
James Oswald 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, faffy abseiling from Kyle to retrieve gear. Good route.

Hidden 13/Aug/13 AltLd
helenstuart 10/Aug/13 AltLd

I lead P1 brilliant - got a bit lost doing first part of climb - doing slightly crazed move on small pockets across slab before noticing the polished route below that everyone else seems to have taken - always making life hard for myself.

with Mike
cathymiller 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Kevster 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

In one pitch (70m ropes). Great fun.

Dave Reeve 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
leon 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lead P1. Found the route finding OK, but move across grove was definitely perplexing. Got a bit worried on the stance that I was going to be doing the last pitch in the dark.

with Alex
Alex@home 24/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

i got p2. outstanding route - just finished before it got dark. 2nd best e1 i've ever done

with leon
greenclimb 20/Jul/13 Lead
with Sarah
cobweb 20/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Roger Waterworth
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
jon_gill1 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Chris p1 and me p2

Hardcore Pat 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
freudy_love 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Macpherson
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd rpt
nathanlee 17/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


GuyVG 15/Jun/13 Lead rpt


with chris barr
blaza1 11/Jun/13 AltLd dog

Fell off getting lost and pulling rock off twice!

J.Wells 11/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Alex Blaza
djones66 05/Jun/13 AltLd β

Still excellent - my only previous ascent was 21 years ago - but more vegetated than I remember it being, and still with a couple of areas of loose rock. Having said that, sustained, absorbing climbing, never too hard, in a superb setting. Route finding is only really an issue on P1.

with Matt S
Gambit 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Josh
JFORDE 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
nickdonohue 25/May/13 AltLd
with Ian Bryant
Joughton 22/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead rpt
Maddie 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with remus
Julesthe1st 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

Hats off to the first ascentionists! A really unlikely line that cuts its way through great territory. Fantastic route.

with Mike
goddamm7 05/May/13 2nd O/S

top route followed mike on 2nd

with mike walton
shark 02/May/13 Lead rpt
with Stefan Gallagher
Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
Hannes B 02/Apr/13 AltLd O/S


Hidden ?/Apr/13 -
Nick Sillem ??/2013 -
ianto ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
sopaz 03/Nov/12 2nd

Second pitch in the dark.

Ahab 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Most of the dificulty was in the route finding. E1 for this alone.

Ollie B 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with B.Brewer
AJM 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Excellent route, unlikely line & positions.

Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with pep
cem 19/Aug/12 AltLd rpt

Previously did it 11 years ago. Lead p1 this time. Took a short swing on p2 when a hold broke

Kirill 19/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Continuously interesting but with plenty of rests. P1 has nicer moves, but P2 is perhaps a touch harder. Route finding is the crux.

Rachel Slater 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Great route, lead pitch 2.

Olli-C 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route! I lead the first pitch (easier)

esther ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jul/12 AltLd β
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
admackie ?/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/12 AltLd
Martin Haworth 17/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Mick r
Mick r 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Martin
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Led pitch 2 - great route.

masa-alpin 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Returned attempt, after abseiling off from the end of P1 weeks ago. Excellent climb with very sustained interestingness. Moves are up to 5b, IF you find right line/sequences, which I found is not so straightforward!

with Simon Da
luke321 26/May/12 2nd
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd rpt
masa-alpin 19/May/12 Lead dnf

Abed off after P1, due to time restriction. Onsight flash up to that point.

with Simon Da
Helen Gibson 18/May/12 Lead

Happy birthday Paul!

with Paul
david morse 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Belayed in Darius on the threads instead of the big ledge. Tricky with numb fingers...

markalmack 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
Daniel Heath 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch one before finishing up Darius.

Hidden 14/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 26/Mar/12 Lead

Lead P1 and P2. Great climbing, found P2 way harder than 1, no idea whether I took the right line though.

Marti999 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Graham C 22/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Marti
Hidden 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
mark20 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Hidden ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
neilh ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
DanH9883 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 19/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
jayrenegade 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Totally brilliant, slightly easier than I expected but nicely exposed.

with Henry
henry peter jenkins 16/Oct/11 -

jamie lead first pitch and i lead second.

with jamie standbridge
Bry 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Harrison
tatz45 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch, great climb.

with Lisa Morgan
Sebastien Gastaud 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Tim lead the first pitch. I lead the second.

tigertim 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
richardr 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
catblack 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches - the crux is route finding. Went off route on p1 and tried to go up too soon on Perseus, realised it was much too thin and hard for e1 and did some scary downclimbing. Had a downpour half way along p2- fun times! Hard to knwon if you've gone the right way as pegs everywhere!

Andrew Barker 28/Aug/11 2nd
Jim Slater 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
steve_yo 14/Aug/11 AltLd
with smacks
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
robinsi197 01/Aug/11 2nd

Heavy shower as I was starting 2nd pitch

with Nick
andi turner 01/Aug/11 Lead

Really good route. Great fun as a 3.

with Bridgwood Brothers
Brannock 29/Jul/11 AltLd β

Jon Stewart led first pitch, I lead second, Good route.

mick1jones 24/Jul/11 2nd dnf

Completed first pitch only and then top roped the upper section of Darius with the help of the team who were climbing next to us

with Rich Rogers
LisaA 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Dave Foster 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, seconded both pitches of Delicatessen. Had to keep reminding myself to use my feet. One sketchy move around second groove on P2, otherwise just a matter of trusting the holds will appear.

with Si 2
adi bryant 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Paul Nunn's book of lies and lines strikes agin! Traversed too high 2nd pitch and StrugGled then finished up the wrong groove- I still love using his Peak guide because of this built in misadventure and because it then told me where cratcliffe was : )

with Lee
JRae 04/Jun/11 AltLd


vanderz 02/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
bigdrew 10/May/11 AltLd O/S


with Si
Si dH 10/May/11 AltLd rpt

Led p1

with Andy
Martin Haworth 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 22/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Did first pitch; delicate but well protected. Martin went too high on second pitch despite me warning him not to; to follow the line of pitons start traversing left at the tussock of grass, don't clip the peg 10ft higher!

Tim Brookes 20/Apr/11 -
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
jkarran 27/Mar/11 AltLd

P1 has a perplexing step across the groove and a few strenuous moves. Lead P2 and got a little lost in places despite all the pegs. Nice atmospheric climbing.

with Aly
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
smudge 16/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route. Make sure your 2nd has the guide book handy while you climb.

with Si
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 ??/2011 AltLd
with chung, kenney
JEP ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
Julian Wedd ??/2011 Lead
with D. Body
Hidden ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
with Stephen
thomasadixon 22/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch, bit tricky to find the line (even if you are just following pegs really). Good route.

with Mike
Hidden 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
tigertim 12/Sep/10 2nd
with Tony Payne
Chad123 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Nice route, good warm up for Darius and not as polished as we feared. Nearly all the hard climbing is on the second pitch....

with Emily
gripped01 ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S

awesome route

with Dave Tait
robw007 ?/Sep/10 AltLd β

Got caught in downpour - quite gripping!

drysori 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Pile of wank. 3 stars? Really?

with brannock
Brannock 08/Aug/10 2nd
Si dH 07/Aug/10 AltLd

Not onsight due to failed attempt Oct 06. However, that failure was due to being off route (basically on Robert Brown) - it now transpires for the whole of the second pitch! Led the second pitch again this time and every move was new to me :) Crux quite easy and not as bold as expected even if the old peg is crap.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 07/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
Robin Warden ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with rob weston
jw231 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S


with Al Benson
al99 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
Hidden 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Cragrat Rich 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Led both pitches thanks to the generosity of my partner for the day. Think I went the hard way on Pitch 1 and overall did thoroughly enjoy it, despite a slight dissapointment considering it's 'classic' status (Never keen on traversing lines too much though). The situation and quality of the crag is top notch however. Abseil off is... erm 'Yosemite-esk' shall we say :-o

Little B 19/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Rich
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
WB 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Guy
spidey 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

lead to hanging belay. ace ace ace four star

with Jimmy
Pete Nugent 09/Jul/10 2nd dog

Followed P1 o.k - some stiff moves over the bulge. backed off P2 - too much to lead with a hangover. Followed initial traverse on p2 o.k but fell off the crux groove into space. Got back into groove but unable to climb. The pinch/layaway hold in the grove was loose - perhaps something has fallen off. Also the peg just left off the bottom of the groove only just held my weight - don't think it would hold a fall. Finally, prussiked my way to the top of the grove and followed the route o.k - abbed off Qiute an eventful route!

with Richard Toon
twright180 ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Misha 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Tom hadn't done this route before so got on it after Darius. Original plan was for Tom to lead both pitches but couldn't be bothered to swap the belay so I got to lead the second one. This time finished the traverse all the way to the abseil tree, which was quite tricky. Last time, in April 2009, went straight up shortly after the big hole. Two hours this time including the ab.

with Tom
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
chrisbussell 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd

with Tim O'Neill
JEP 15/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
tobydunford 02/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Nick Sillum
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Martin Cleaver 26/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Dan Gibson
dan gibson 26/May/10 AltLd
with martin cleaver
jim manchester 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

superb climb,id been bricking myself about doing it since Dave showed me the photos 2 years ago.I lead the first pitch in fine style while Dave grunt and pulled up the 2nd!

tom.e 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm
fatblacktone ??/2010 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 28/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
dan gibson 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with andrew porter, michael porter
Ed Babs 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
UKC Logbooks 16/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
with Harry Hotshot
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
thrutch 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch. Brilliant climb.

with Milne
Milne 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch, what a route.

with tim
duzinga 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

with Pete
Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd
Owen W-G 29/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2, pretty confusing to navigate and so a bit unnerving in places. Noticed and clipped some pegs beneath my feet, not convinced I took easiest line. First class route nevertheless, lived up to the hype, both pitches brill with terrific exposure to finish. Ace finale to a good w/e on classics.

with Max
GuyVG 19/Jun/09 Lead

lead first pitch, found it harder than previous lead of second pitch, who'd have thunk it. Route reading nightmare, hooray for the marker pegs.

with Lee cooper
Sankey 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Led both pitches (a birthday present from Stephen?!).

with Stephen
gordonday 13/Jun/09 AltLd
with clive
bbangbala 01/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with mic_b
galpinos 24/May/09 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with Ben
JGW ?/May/09 AltLd

Pitch 1 JW, pitch 2 MT

with Matt Tilley
GuyVG 20/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2, brilliant climbing on good limestone rock.

with Al Mason
Misha 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, intricate line though route finding isn't too tricky and generally good gear even without the rusty pegs - what else could one want? Finished direct up a short steep wall rather than traversing all the way to the tree - this provided an interesting top out with low gear just above a ledge. Led both pitches - 3 hours including ab down.

metal arms 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

second pitch

Kyuzo 11/Apr/09 -
Andrew Barker 04/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Chunk
Phill Mitch ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lead first pitch in 04 but my 2nd coudn't do it so we abbed off. Loved it this time,lead 2nd pitch,fantastic.Another briliant limestone E1 in the peak.I love them.

with mick
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
Indus ??/2009 AltLd O/S
jonnybull ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Virgil
KRB 27/Oct/08 AltLd rpt

Chosen as a memorable climb for Rob to do before going on his world travels. Freezing cold and dodging showers but a fantastic excursion. Last did it 28 years previously with Rob's Dad.

with Robert Bridges
Brown 18/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Pete
centurion05 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Harth
Hidden 16/Sep/08 AltLd
Paz 15/Sep/08 AltLd rpt

Lead P1

with TS
Tim Steward 15/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with James Parrot
juza 09/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Luke Brooks 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
IanJackson 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Swain16
JDSwain 24/Jun/08 2nd

Mental route, properly out-there

morganator 10/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
bfreeman 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rob G
mic_b 21/May/08 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches - must be the best E1 in the peak

with Tim
Somerset swede basher 19/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy Nicholson
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead rpt
jibberingwreck 05/May/08 AltLd

I led the top pitch on a glorious sunny evening...one to remember.

with Mark
alaan 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Matt
mattyork2 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
JPGR 19/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd
Tim Steward ??/2008 AltLd
with James Parrot
timbanton ??/2008 -
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
roberto18 ??/2008 AltLd O/S

probably one of the best climbs in the peak, a freezing day and couldn't feel my hands until i got to the top although it didn't seem too bad for E1 one a we did it in less than an hour.

Chris_barr ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Mike
NeilGriffiths ??/2008 AltLd

Quite superb.

with Adam
alasdair19 ??/2008 -

with Si not sure of date

markpollak ??/2008 -
with suzanne mcfadzean
A Crook 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Superb route best this year with out a doubt.

Chris the Tall 11/Sep/07 AltLd

Awesome. I led first pitch - felt like 5a, albeit with much dithering trying to work out line. Dave led the harder second pitch

with Dave J
Hidden 11/Sep/07 AltLd rpt
nige pacer 17/Aug/07 AltLd
gregoritos ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John Hall
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Rich Mayfield 27/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Different Steve 08/Jul/07 Lead rpt

Led both pitches... Again

with Steve Gray
ksjs 07/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

led P1

with sarah
Oceanic ?/Jul/07 -
Different Steve 03/Jun/07 Lead rpt

Led both pitches - climbing never too hard but routefinding slows you down...

with Carol Fowles
Hidden 01/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd rpt
Nicos 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
feilx 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
dannyboy83 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
willackers ??/2007 Lead O/S

Repeating my dad's route which he climbed in 1965, go on dad!! ;)

with Tom Mills
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead

seconded a while before leading.

Ramon Marin 31/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Raine
Si dH 29/Oct/06 AltLd dnf

We both went off route - Neil twice on the first pitch, but both times recoverable, me once (up the top of Robert Brown, duh) on the second pitch, which wasnt recoverable and we ended up abbign off. Got to go back.

with Neil Furniss
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Sep/06 2nd
Stig 21/Sep/06 AltLd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 13/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Stig 04/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Alex Mason 15/Jul/06 Lead

repeat ascent as part of the photo trip. first day of the trip. the crux of the second pitch is even scarier now, due to the loss of the (loose) peg before the crux now you get a crap size 1 friend for pro. Did aGAIN TODAY 6/6/07 led first pitch!

Gustav ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 10/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jun/06 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 03/May/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Hidden 02/Oct/05 AltLd
Alex Mason ?/May/05 AltLd O/S

led second pitch the main traverse section was awesome. a dodgy peg that can easily be taken out and tricksome 5b moves leads to a sick bit of climbing.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 AltLd

did this after original route. I did first pitch. would almost have rather led the second considering the amount of gear alex got in. ie. nowt. scorcher of a day - v. dehydrated. when we got back to the car we found 2 litres of warm water in the boot - Alex gulped so fast he nearly seizured and was in significant physical pain for some time after as far as i could tell.

with Alex Mason
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
Ben1983 ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
climbtim 22/May/04 2nd
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd
Brian Rodgers ??/2004 AltLd O/S
BenTiffin ?/Jun/03 AltLd
with Andy Bissell
Hidden 07/May/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/03 AltLd
chrishedgehog ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2003 -
Hidden 10/Sep/02 Lead
sims 26/Aug/02 2nd O/S
with Nick
Urgles ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/01 Lead O/S
cem 20/May/01 AltLd O/S

Led p2

tuftynick ??/2001 -
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 -

Finished in pitch dark

with Martin Peters
Hidden 26/Jun/00 Lead O/S
migs493 28/May/00 AltLd O/S

Classic route well worth 3 stars.

with LO
philhilo ?/May/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/00 AltLd
Steve Bell ??/2000 -
Dave Bond ??/2000 Lead
with Adrian Whitehall
ian caton ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
BlueJohn ?/Jul/99 2nd
with JohnnyM
craig h 22/Apr/99 AltLd O/S
with Nez
Hidden 10/Jul/98 2nd
chris sm 08/May/98 AltLd O/S

P1 only

with Jim Hall
nickdonohue 28/Mar/98 Lead
with Dave Chapman
Gary Coggon ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with Mike Block
Hidden 12/Jul/97 AltLd
Dave Rumney 06/Jul/97 AltLd
with Sean Roberts
Budge 16/May/97 AltLd O/S
with Mike Oates
CrashMat Rob 20/Apr/97 Lead

Simon lead the first pitch, I lead the second.

with Simon
andy_pemberton ?/Sep/96 Lead
with Jon Scorer
ste_d 15/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 15/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/96 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 23/Sep/95 Lead O/S

Most of the in situ gear had been stripped c. a week before, including the pegs at the halfway belay ledge (just one, very old bent rusty thing left). As a result, line of route at crux totally unobvious. Felt like 5c for at least two moves. Whole route very sustained at standard..

with John Stainforth
Hidden 02/Jul/95 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/95 AltLd
nai ??/1995 AltLd
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mike lawrence? ??/1995 -
ColdAndWet ??/1995 -
AlexRenshaw 27/Nov/94 Lead
with Ted Lister
Andy Say 04/Sep/94 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 23/Aug/94 Lead O/S
OMSKB ??/1994 AltLd
with Richard Winfield
Hidden 16/Sep/93 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
Ena ?/May/93 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Gavin
andrew300169 21/Apr/93 AltLd O/S
with Pom
steve taylor ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Grezza ??/1993 Lead O/S

brilliant position and climbing. top quite strong for grade

Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/92 AltLd O/S
marcoleptic 08/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with Moley
Chris Reid ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Mick King 10/Apr/92 Lead
with Simon Walsh
tlr 31/Jul/91 AltLd
with Pom
whispering nic 21/Jul/91 Lead
with Graham Iles
andyblain 20/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/91 AltLd
richparry ??/1991 -
Roget 08/Oct/90 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 18/Aug/90 Lead
Campbell42 15/Jul/90 AltLd O/S
with Chris Wilson
NickJH ?/Apr/90 Lead
with J Airey, I Smith, D Townsend
Hidden ??/1990 -
Tom V ??/1990 AltLd
with Glenn Watson
Pete Ogden ??/1990 AltLd
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
BigHairyIan 15/Jul/89 AltLd O/S
GuySummers 15/Jul/89 AltLd
Hidden 15/May/89 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/89 AltLd
Rich Kirby ??/1989 AltLd
Billg ??/1989 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 23/Oct/88 AltLd
with Frank Wilkinson
Chris Wright 13/Oct/88 Lead O/S
phardman 16/Jul/88 AltLd
with John Gratton
Hidden 04/Jun/88 2nd
Hidden 22/May/88 AltLd
DDDD ?/Mar/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/88 Lead
keefe ??/1988 -
Hidden ?/Jun/87 AltLd O/S
MikeYouCanClimb 12/Apr/87 Lead
with Roger
GordonHart ??/1987 Lead O/S
with James Taveran
Hidden 06/Dec/86 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/86 AltLd
sadams 26/Apr/86 Lead
with Mark Bonham
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Derek Furze ??/1986 -
Bob 05/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
with K. Smith
scree ?/Sep/85 -
Richard Weller 10/Jun/85 AltLd
with john sanders
Mike Owen 09/Mar/85 Lead O/S
with Jim Hewson
shark 02/Feb/85 Lead
with Dolly
andy gittins ??/1985 -
steveboote ??/1985 Lead

With Phil Sampson

Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
Hidden 26/Aug/84 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Aug/84 AltLd
Michael Hood 17/Jul/84 AltLd

Led 2nd hard (top) pitch.

Hidden 21/Oct/83 Lead
Hidden ?/May/83 -
Nic Robinson 06/Mar/83 Lead rpt

This was my last serious day climbing. Left the UK the following week and travelling and working removed any time for cragging. Sad but true.

with Geoff Cowell
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
Gezzer ??/1983 AltLd
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
TonyF ??/1983 -
Ivan Machin 14/Oct/82 -
with Jon Mellor
tapley 08/Aug/82 AltLd
with Chris Seymour
andybirtwistle 29/May/82 AltLd
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 09/May/82 AltLd
charlesmfrench 08/May/82 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
TonyF ?/May/82 Lead rpt
with Alistair Gordon, Tony Cox
nbotting ??/1982 AltLd
Hidden 10/Oct/81 AltLd
Nic Robinson 10/Oct/81 Solo rpt

Previously lead both pitches on two seperate occassions. A favourite climb.

Nic Robinson 01/Aug/81 Lead O/S
with Irish George
mark-abz 01/Jul/81 AltLd
with Brian W
Hammy 21/Jun/81 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
telemark ??/1981 AltLd
with Mick Harris
AlexRenshaw ??/1981 2nd
with Andrew Whall, Ted Lister
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/80 2nd
KRB 03/Jul/80 AltLd O/S

Great climb at an accessible grade on one of the best crags going. Mike led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd.

with Mike Bridges
mike bridges 03/Jul/80 AltLd O/S

Scrambled up to the tree,I then led the 1st pitch,Kev the 2nd.Spectacular climbing.

Nevil ?/Jun/80 AltLd
with Pat
Andy Stephenson ??/1980 AltLd O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/79 AltLd rpt
uphillnow ?/Sep/79 AltLd

Did pitch 1 and Al did pitch 2. Done many times since

with Al Bennett
Chris Terrey ?/Sep/79 AltLd
with Mike O'Brien
Nigel Bond 16/Jun/79 Lead
with Andy Brown
Hidden ?/Mar/79 AltLd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Sep/78 Lead

Close to falling off P2

with Angus McLean
GeoffG ?/Apr/78 -
with tony bowker
D Tempest ?/Jan/78 -
Hidden 06/Nov/77 AltLd
Derek Ryden ??/1977 AltLd O/S
with Roger Davis
Dave Musgrove 17/Oct/76 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
Hidden ?/Sep/76 AltLd
Mark Kemball ??/1976 2nd
with Martin Berzins
Marcus ??/1976 -
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Hidden 08/May/74 Lead
mikej 19/Aug/73 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead
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