Rockfax Description
10m. Climb left from the block with difficulty (5b for the tall), up the wall and into the centre of The Scoop via a good pocket and hard mantelshelf. Finish as for the regular route. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Robin Nichols 03/Oct Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
Hidden 20/Sep Lead O/S
JackSnowden 24/Aug -
Jake Young 07/Mar Lead O/S
MSchobitz 07/Mar Lead β
Calum Wadsworth 07/Mar Lead G/U

Fell off start a couple of times, did it over left instead of just reaching into the jug from the floor.

with Emma
monkeymatt 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Nailed it first time. BIG bold move to get onto the scoop. Massively unprotected and deserves the E1 grade.

Hidden 26/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead
angus 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
meltdown34 17/Jul/14 Lead β

First E1, fell off the start a couple of times down to a boulder mat before working out the sequence. Scary move into the scoop with one bad cam

steven 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Brian Hull
sann1458 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
gregoritos 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Quarryboy 01/Mar/14 Lead β

Flash/ Repeat depending on your ethical stance towards gear weighting, really did show up how much of a limestone climber I was on this one but learnt a lesson or two about mantelshelfing.

with Nottingham University climbing club, Alkis Tsapanidis
Alkis 01/Mar/14 Lead β

Jumped off the bottom move a few times then did the rest in one go.

Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 20/Oct/13 2nd
disturbed_one51 20/Oct/13 Lead
with Wee man
frankcp87 02/Sep/13 TR
schwenk 19/Aug/13 2nd

james and lucy

James Oakes 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 07/Jun/13 TR
with Ed Sanderson
amccann 04/Jun/13 Solo O/S
mrginna 01/Jun/13 Lead RP

had to work out a sequence for the start. Definitely E1 as the guidebook suggests.

Hidden 01/Jun/13 TR dog
sputnik 04/May/13 TR rpt
PeteWilson 01/May/13 Lead O/S

guide says E1 5c, first gear long way up, think it deserves it

with Andrew Graham
deacondeacon 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Easy E1 5b

Marti999 31/Mar/13 Lead RP

desperate for me.

with Debbie
debbie roberts 31/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
PhilCartwright 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Verity Cross, Liam Brown, Ian Poxon
peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

started the initial moves before i knew it i was on the scoop and having my harness thrown to me so i could finish it

Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd
JamieSparkes 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S

nice rockover move

with Nick
sputnik 03/Aug/11 TR β
mary 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Dale Gautrey
Col Allott 28/Jun/11 Solo O/S
gw3285 19/Jun/11 TR
gw3285 19/Jun/11 Lead
Ky ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan Timmis, Tim
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
Goose4 ??/2011 Lead
matthomas79 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
payeo20 25/Sep/10 Lead

The book says E1, the votes say E1...I'm calling it my first E1

The Green Giant 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Didnt have a cam to fit the hole, decided on a dodgey sideways camming hex...

with Dewi
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hannes B 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mike
andy_e 05/Jun/10 TR RP
chris sm 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Tim M 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Sam Simpson 12/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Irn Bruce 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S

E1 in Rockfax? Potentially my first E1 then, but I'll be honest and say HVS. Footholds on the mantleshelf were too good to make it a bold move worthy of E1, even if I did have no gear below. The E1 will wait.

heavy Belay 23/Apr/10 2nd

Great climb, technical start

with Fisher
dswansonlow 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Green
Brian Rodgers 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with John
davross1986 ?/Jul/09 TR rpt

the start makes it a hard 5b

psychicbread 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Max
Steve Waters, Mynydd 19/Apr/09 Lead

Very committing move, but good left foothold. Weirdly got sewing machine leg only once I had reached the safety of the cam hole.

mtempest 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
A Downing 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Damian Lawson
leopet 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
summo ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
bobpilgrem 14/Sep/08 TR O/S

Followed Nick who had lead Keep Arete- would be a scary lead!!

with Bob/Nic
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Sent O/S
Ing 15/Jun/08 2nd
with Stevie G
Alfredo ?/May/08 2nd
with Ben H
ASchwirtz 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ian Bruce
Shad ??/2007 Lead
Shad ?/May/06 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/05 TR
Laramadness 06/Sep/05 Solo O/S
edmitchell ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with kai ren
IOAN D ??/2005 Lead
with andrew (Tony)
Jon Read ?/Jul/04 Lead
with Graham's Stags
Jon Read ?/Jun/04 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Roget 01/Jul/99 Solo O/S
robtrooper ??/1997 -
goi.ashmore 21/May/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 16/Aug/94 2nd dnf
with Steve Dean
Mick King 11/Oct/92 Lead
with Steve Brodie
Andy Say 08/Sep/91 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 25/Jun/91 Solo

Start to get into scoop only, then escaped

Chris Ellis 19/Jul/86 2nd
with John Allen
Hidden 27/Aug/80 Solo
Hidden 24/May/77 Solo O/S
rogerskews ??/1976 Solo
mikej 12/Oct/74 Solo
mikej 27/Aug/74 Solo
with E
Hidden 16/May/66 Solo
Hidden 17/Jul/65 Solo
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hirving, mmmhumous, PeteWilson, Hidden, Hidden, alimckay
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Style of ascent
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