Rockfax Description
18m. The best lower grade route on the cliff climbs the huge central groove. The crucial bulge is climbed using a highly suspicious looking foothold on the left wall. © Rockfax

FA. 1910 Anton Stoop

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

richy85 27/Oct 2nd

Very green and muddy. Quite a struggle.

with George, Paul
JackSnowden 23/Aug -
stuc 12/Jun Lead
with Dutch
Rob Davies ?/Jun Lead

Very mossy

with Angus McLean
Cruty Rammers 13/May Lead O/S

Mossy around the bulge, clean further up. It's all there once you work it out, good gear all the way up too.

matt.stevenson 21/Apr Lead O/S

Very green and mossy.

Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 27/Jul/14 2nd
MatthewH 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Jonathan B
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
timjones 26/Jul/14 2nd
Simonj 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with tim jones
stratandrew 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Looks green but an excellent route with great protection.

Stuart Hurworth 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Awkward, tricky, green but fun! The beautifully soft moss garden at half height was comfy but not very helpful! Excellent sweeping crack line.

Bron 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First lead with jamming. Yikes.

Patrick Green 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Deans
Marq 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead
Phil West 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt

2nd climb of the Chew Valley Challenge

with John Perry
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Steve J P 21/Jul/13 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 21/Jul/13 Lead
with sp
Jo_Horsey 17/Jul/13 TR dog
skittles 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Lots of fun, really makes you think, a little dirty in the mid section, but just wiped the grime on my shorts and carried on. Fantastic route.

Idaftclimbdaft 17/Jul/13 2nd
Rob Jarratt 14/Jul/13 2nd

Looked clean from the bottom, but very mossy. The necessary footholds were clean though. We had perfect weather, but I could imagine this being quite difficult in any other condition.

with Andy Crawley
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
tomB 13/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
jennifers87 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Beginning the route was very straight forward. Main climb was covered in moss and damp. Not an easy shuffle up.

leeds_belle 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Wet and slimy. Looked clean from the ground. Would be a lovely route in condition.

tom bre 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really good, though hard for the grade! Moss does not help!

with Matthew Brereton
DBoothroyd 06/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Backed off as it looked so repulsively green - Definitely not three stars, in the state it's in.

with Nathan Magnall, Joe Mortimer
thetradlad 29/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Very very green

tsl42 20/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with David Fountain
fooforever 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rowan Leech
Mr Fuller 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A bit green in places but doesn't affect the climbing much. A fantastic route - needs more traffic!

lizard-16-07 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Jun/13 Lead
Just Another Dave 02/May/13 Solo O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Barry D 08/Sep/12 2nd

First half very mossy (but dry). Much cleaner when I first did it years ago.

with Jules_L
Jules Lane 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Pretty good fun but would be better without the mossy carpet.

with Mynydd Barry
chrisgaynon69 08/Sep/12 Lead β

Three words, Green dirty struggle.

with Darren Jones
adamjeffs 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
JdotP 27/May/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Reed
Reedymc 27/May/12 Lead O/S

very green so its hard to trust foot work but would be a pleasant route once cleaned or climbed more...

with John Proctor
Legionreturns 23/May/12 Lead

horrible! Mossy, damp, broken glass and even a sanitary pad! 3 stars my arse!

Richard Alderton 23/May/12 2nd

Foul climb. Moss jams. Tugged on a hex.

Alex Thompson 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Glass, bird poo and the usual greenery. James loved it!

with James Williamson
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead dnf
CKegan 31/Mar/12 2nd
with neil
ryan118116 01/Sep/11 TR
alias dave 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Absolutely soaking wet and slimy. Awesome and defiantly one for the experience bank.

with Aidrien Peckit
neillkelly 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
gazfellows 02/Jul/11 Lead
with shaun d and Dave
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd
Tom Stapleton 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Needs a good clean, gave parts of it a brush on lead, but need to abseil for a major spring clean. Shame its so dirty as it would be so good, unfortunately at present it isn't getting the traffic it deserves to keep it clean.

nmoysey ??/2011 -
with Ben Vickers
Martin Davies 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Pretty horrible route, damp and mossy. Not worth 3 stars!

with Tim Rogers
d_evo20 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Brett Chapman
Alex Winter 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S


jiles 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Great climbing made all the more interesting by the huge amounts of moss.

with Alex Winter
manwithacam 14/Aug/10 Lead

Lovely day and only us on crag. The bottom half of the route had turned into a lovely mossy lawn, great for a picnic but not to climb. Needs more traffic. Kind of fun though.

with Sarah
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S

dirty but very good still

with Sarah New, Jools
Pilch 11/Jul/10 2nd


with Andy
ayuplass 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with miles
saxonzulu ?/Jul/10 -
grubes 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S


Hidden 30/Jun/10 TR O/S
JamieSparkes 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

very green, but good hex placements all the way, wouldn't trust cams in the moss! maybe 1* in its current condition but a few more ascents will remove the muck from it, as my previously white T-shirt shows

with Nick
Nick1812P 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Dan Lane 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S

surprisingly enjoyable considering the fur coat it had.

with phil west, Chris Tan
Phil West 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd
ggflett 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
scotty h 03/May/10 2nd β

would make an 'interesting' lead thanks to all the moss, excellent route to second.

with Andy Knight
greatowl 22/Apr/10 2nd
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jonka ?/Sep/09 -
with gareth
john.gaffney 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Absolute quality and felt comfortable all the way up. Wouldn't like it to have been my first severe lead though - quite steep and slippery (due to moss/green slime) in middle section.

with Stephen Boult
pog100 01/Jul/09 2nd
with Cath Walton
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead dnf
becjones 09/May/09 2nd dog

Very green.

with Mike Hough
mike_hough_uk 09/May/09 Lead dog

Fell off as green, slimy and full of moss. Yuk!

with becjones
dashitboarder 22/Apr/09 2nd

Very mossy. Still nicely climbable though.

with Dad
ste_d 27/Jul/08 Solo rpt
andrew sandercock ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

1st ever grit lead.

with robert sandercock
CharlieC 05/May/08 2nd dog

Tried to lead but much to green and slimy. Horrible climb. Not 3 stars.

with Jez
Laura89 05/May/08 2nd
with Jez
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
net 15/Jul/07 2nd

Rather green to begin with. Then it rained. Lots.

with Rob & Jeb
mr bounce 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead
gazbonutter 01/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Was a bit green but still enjoyed the feel of teetering up it with potential to slip. Its well protected throughout so green doesn't matter much! Nice climb.

Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Matt - BodyPoint 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Sharon Bulmer
Hidden 03/Jul/06 2nd
spacey 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with jo macey
Mike Hargreaves 06/May/06 AltLd
with Matt Lewis
yewchen 23/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with russell, osamu
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
babymoac 23/Jul/05 Lead
with James Gill
cem 23/Jul/05 2nd
with Sally Dipple
Simonj 28/May/05 TR
Ann S ??/2005 2nd

Remind me not to try to lead this ever ever ever.

with Bill Harrison
Hidden 02/Sep/04 2nd
Chris Davids 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Bethan
Simon Caldwell 01/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Carmen
Trobbo 12/Jun/04 2nd
with graham wood
kato'sdad 04/Oct/03 2nd
RobSimmo 04/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/03 Lead β
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Laramadness 31/Aug/02 2nd
with BA
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Blod 02/May/00 Lead rpt

Brilliant climb but getting greener and harder every year.

with LizS
Phil West 18/Aug/98 Solo rpt
StevePr ??/1998 Lead
with Alan
barney@helmshore 29/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with mike w
Phil West ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
ste_d 18/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 18/Jul/93 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/93 Lead

Very slimy

telemark ??/1992 Lead
with Joyce Ambrose
Hidden 14/Sep/91 2nd O/S
Roget 26/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones
craig h 18/Aug/91 Lead rpt
with Matt Ford
Hidden 19/Jul/91 Solo
sadams 08/Mar/91 Lead
with Mark Bonham
nai ??/1991 2nd
andrew300169 ??/1991 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 10/Aug/89 Lead
Andy Say 14/Jul/89 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 04/Jun/89 2nd

Rob led

with Rob Gale, Dan Morgan
craig h 10/May/88 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ??/1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ??/1970 Lead

with various school pupils from 1970 and soloed in evening visits

Tom V ??/1969 -
Hidden 19/Jul/66 Solo
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