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[Climber Leading Ancient, 3 kb]16m. The right arete of the face, passing a niche, to the ledge of Modern. Step left to the crack in the headwall. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Climber Leading Ancient © Mr. K
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 134 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

Led top crack
How easy - AltLd - 20/Jul/14

Last pitch felt very uncomfortable and definitely harder than VDiff.
MarkyGee - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Stu Howie

jon_Str - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Rob Royle - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Steph

Archbishop - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Dave Thistle

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/13

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Paul

ivebittenoffmorethanicanstu - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

liverpooldave - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

runestone - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Stu

sk8world19 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chewbert

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Anne Gumbley - Lead - 05/May/13 with Mark Fairbank

Shaw Brown - Lead - 05/May/13 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/13

Elby - 2nd - May/13 with Tim

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - May/13 with Chriswallis2

pheonix65 - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Hidden - 2013

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Oct/12 with Dave Dewhurst

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

daviesp2 - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Andy Debrou

Andy37 - 2nd β - 08/Sep/12

swoollock - Lead - 21/Aug/12

cragant - 2nd - 21/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Scary solo, hard for VDiff
Ross.Cooper - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Sid

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11

I ledfirst pitch then belayed to avoid rope drag. Andy led second pitch
CHASETRAILBUILDA - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with andy

Andy DJ - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with CHASETRAILBUILDA

ryansb90 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Huw D-W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/11

jaxxman - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Dave Wheeler

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

Dave forgot to traverse left to finish and finished direct at about D/VD.
Duncan Beard - 2nd - Jul/11 with Dave Smith

Single rope.... v windy
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 21/Jun/11

Mike Hood - 2nd - 13/Mar/11

Pitched at the ledge at half height. Michelle tried to lead P2, but after placing 3 runners, backed off by climbing down, and I took over.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Michelle A

PeteH - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/11 with Chris Fox

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Gaz

keith leonard - 2011

Erhm. Not sure what I ended up climbing, didn't feel VDiff!
hcooper - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with John Proctor

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Hereward Cooper

hapymike - Lead - 09/Sep/10

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - Jun/10

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

iliff - Lead O/S - 2010 with lauren

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Nice way to end a weekend of staffs grit!
si_green99 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Mike Redding

nathanroberts89 - TR O/S - Jul/09 with glenn

The headwall was nails for a VDiff!!
CathS - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/09

Ant Man Bee - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Big Ian Murther lead and I seconded
chrislikesstowford - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09

Stig - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Goi

Danzig - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Rich Ogden

DannyK - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Katie

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 07/Dec/08

First time on proper rock in a long time! Best weather you could ask for. Did as 2 pitches. Took awhile to get hang of finding best protection.
ben comery - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Tom D, Brad

kirsty52 - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with Phil Bailey

rachaeldanks - 2nd - 21/Sep/08 with mark s

Jon Read - Solo - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

first lead outdoor without an experienced person guiding me...so so high when you get to the ledge! did chicken out on the last 2 metres and went to the right :(
bentaylor1986 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with andrew marr

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Dave White

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Jul/08

embob - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Si and Marty

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/08

A bit of a pull-out at the top got me rather pumped
Mike Roach - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Laurence Hicks

last 2 metres, the most scared I have ever been on a climb, made it though :)
sarah87 - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Lee (Tink) Walton

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

RMAS
Theeni - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

In the dark. Bit of a nightmare with ropes but we got there in the end.
dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/07 with Cider Nut

A bit steep for a VDiff at the top! Luckily the holds are big enough to compensate :)
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Carmen

Lead the first pitch quite nicely (well if you count puffing, panting and swearing at your partner while he shouts, "just get up there", quite nicely) then totally bottled it for the last pitch after the ledge, setup a belay and got my partner to complete it! (chicken that I am)
staceyjg - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Mark Booker

chalk monster - AltLd - 30/Sep/07 with staceyjg

dja - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with jodi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07

2nd pitch steep and a big contrast to 1st
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Steve Moody

Fantastic route, very enjoyable.
davek - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/07

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/07

naughtybadboy - Lead - 04/Feb/07

Steve Banham - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

EAYL - Lead - 23/Oct/06 with LMB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

davidwright - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06

Hidden - Solo - 2006

2RoyalAnglian - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with mark ansty

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/05

Darragh - 2005

donkster - Lead O/S - Nov/04 with trigg

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/04

Dux - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/04 with Premal

Howard J - 2nd - 15/Jul/03 with Rachel James

thetourist - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03 with Claire Ryder

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/02

Pierre Led
Alaric - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/01 with Damon, Pierre Maxted

shaun walby - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Apr/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/97

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 02/Aug/92 with David Hope

Roget - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/91

Soloed 28/8/95
Iain Thow - 2nd - 06/May/87 with Steve Ball

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/86 with Tony Green

Howard J - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/84

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Jude

mikej - Solo - 07/Apr/71 with Stewart Grant

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
nesbear, SuperLee1985, dpitt83, Hidden, markblair, Kamikaze Badger, Rob Messenger

Voting
Total votes cast 42
hard HVD0 of 22
HVD1 of 22
easy HVD12 of 22
hard VD4 of 22
VD5 of 22
easy VD0 of 22
hard HD0 of 22
HD0 of 22
easy HD0 of 22
3 Stars1 of 20
2 Stars3 of 20
1 Star16 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 134 (9.0%)
Lead60 of 134 (44.8%)
Followed36 of 134 (26.9%)
Toproped1 of 134 (0.7%)
Alt Leads14 of 134 (10.4%)
Unknown11 of 134 (8.2%)

'Climbed'68 of 134 (50.7%)
clean O/S64 of 134 (47.8%)
clean β2 of 134 (1.5%)