Rockfax Description
18m. Climb the tricky initial crack (crux) to the Pulpit the tackle the continuation, by climbing out right to a boss then back left up the crack. © Rockfax

FA. L. Kiernan 1937

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

mrphilipoldham 02/Oct 2nd rpt
colin milton 02/Oct Lead

straight forward after the first few metres

WilliamRupp 01/Oct Lead O/S
M_Robinson 11/Sep Lead O/S
with Laura Brown
Stroppy 11/Sep 2nd O/S
Laurabrown 11/Sep 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep Lead O/S
Andy Moles 15/Aug 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Andy
therat 27/Jul Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 23/Jul Lead O/S
w-watson 23/Jul 2nd
Antony Mariani 29/May Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 29/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May 2nd
mrphilipoldham 09/May 2nd RP

Bloody difficult getting off the ground.. then straightforward.

devious wally 09/May Lead O/S

Very enjoyable route. good pro

jimbonfire 08/May Lead O/S
Jimbo C 07/May 2nd

Very slippery start and dirty finish

with Jurr
richy85 27/Oct/15 2nd dog

Hard first crack section

with George, Paul
JackSnowden 23/Aug/15 -
bantamdave 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
stuc 12/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Dutch
bryce.dorin 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Albachoss 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
stratandrew 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Jim Symon
C May 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
MatthewH 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Booth
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
JimboWizbo 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Great exposed step near the top

with Beth
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 26/Jul/14 2nd
with C May
Jam_sandwich 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead G/U
Marq 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
sus 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead rpt
kermit_uk 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
jshields 18/Aug/13 Lead

Great varied climbing, with great gear, really enjoyed this.

with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway
MikeDowsett 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Paul Tretheway, jshields
MikeLeeds 18/Jul/13 2nd
CharlieMack 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Bicky
manwithacam 15/Jul/13 Lead
with Alan
Rob Jarratt 14/Jul/13 Lead

Great route, varied and pleasant climbing after the slightly tricky start. Definitely 3 stars.

with Andy Crawley
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
tomB 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Griffin
thetradlad 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 29/Jun/13 2nd β

Nice :)

with Nathaniel , jakelodge, Josh Daymond
ElliottB 26/Jun/13 Lead
augustus trout 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MaccMark 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Conor
stratandrew 26/Jun/13 2nd
Clay C 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Elliot
mcb 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 19/Jun/13 2nd
Sam Simpson 18/Jun/13 Solo O/S
The Grist 18/Jun/13 Solo
Andrew Lodge 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great route after the initial polish

with Tony
Nigel Bond 03/Jun/13 Lead
D.botts87 03/Jun/13 2nd
Jules Lane 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Totally superb - one of the best VSs on grit.

with Mynydd Barry
Barry D 08/Sep/12 Lead

Very good route,three stars.

with Jules_L
HarryB 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Al
jorge1983 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/Aug/12 2nd
St0neMonkey ?/Aug/12 Lead
with Jethro
RichyBOYY 30/May/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 30/May/12 2nd
Tom Doldon 28/May/12 2nd rpt
with sam simpson 48
Sam Simpson 28/May/12 Lead O/S

Ones of the Best VS's on grit, enjoyed this slightly more than route I. Wimberry is awesome.

JdotP 27/May/12 2nd dog
with Tom Reed
Reedymc 27/May/12 Lead O/S

very nice finger locks on the low crux section, over all a nice route thoroughly enjoyed it.

with John Proctor
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Joanna House
Bob Windsor 26/May/12 AltLd
with Rick Graham
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
matt0759 30/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/11 Lead
teamrob 23/Jul/11 2nd


with Dan
wahniel 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

better than its neighbour - varied, airy, lovely.

with Robin Hoffmann
gazfellows 02/Jul/11 2nd
with shaun d and Dave
pog100 29/Jun/11 2nd
with Cath Walton
Mitch1990 03/Jun/11 2nd
Ahab 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Polish? At Wimberry? For me the best VS I have done on grit.

petellis 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Greame Hammond, The Little Colonel
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
andrew549 09/Apr/11 2nd
nmoysey ??/2011 -
with Ben Vickers
Martin Davies 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Rogers
Alex Winter 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
jiles 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Alex Winter
Pilch 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

a great line once the first move is overcome.

with Andy
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Matt Reid 24/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Went off route to the E3 on the right. Down climbed back on route.

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

first moves are very polished but the route on the whole is very good.

Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Phil West 22/Jun/10 Lead dog

Fell off start.

with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
chri55ie 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Laila Jhaveri, Brian Coupland
mattnuttall ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S

BMC BBQ sunny evening

with Alan Holden
johnjb 23/May/10 2nd dog

I almost got it clean, but just slipped out at the crux. Drat. Got it at next attempt.

with Ray Sharples, MarkFairbank
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead O/S
greatowl 22/Apr/10 2nd
with Dan Hardy
cymjt ??/2010 -
Birdo 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Graeme Hammond 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

really nice :D

phja 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with darren
shed_hed 19/Sep/09 2nd
mattnuttall 19/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
john.gaffney 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Felt comfortable - will lead next time. Great route - varied and interesting.

with Stephen Boult
doogstrue 01/Jul/09 2nd
with andy s
djdf 26/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Hard-ish start, then mental crux to get over into the upper crack. Still don't really trust my feet on grit smears.

with Pete
Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd
dashitboarder 22/Apr/09 2nd
with Dad
t_stork 22/Jul/08 2nd

Fell off the start. Alot. After that not to bad

with Ison
Trigoc ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Phil
andrew sandercock ?/Jun/08 2nd β
with robert sandercock
mje1398 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with John M
Pete Graham 11/May/08 2nd
with James Fleming
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead RP
stevo smith 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Pam
towdman 07/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead
psychicbread 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Max
jak.kelly 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
mr bounce 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 04/Jun/07 2nd
Brown 03/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with John
MeMeMe 02/Jun/07 Lead
with Simon
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 02/May/07 Lead
gregoritos ?/May/07 Solo O/S
nige 21/Apr/07 2nd
with kevin stephens
alj 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Amazing technical route. Loved every minute of it. Surprised myself as it's not my style

with ste davison, leon skeldon
coffeepot 15/Apr/07 2nd
with jelaby
ste_d 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 16/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Very nice start, bit of a scratty finish

with Fiend
towdman 21/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Solo O/S
K Wall 11/Jun/06 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 11/Jun/06 2nd rpt
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
with Dunc
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2006 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
dan_o_b ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
EdEd ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Mr Strip
babymoac 23/Jul/05 2nd
with James Gill
Hidden 02/Sep/04 Lead dog
Trobbo 12/Jun/04 2nd
with graham wood
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 04/Oct/03 2nd
RobSimmo 04/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/03 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Nik Howard
John Marsland 28/Jun/03 Lead
with Ant Williams
chrishedgehog 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Rob Davies ?/May/03 Lead
with Les Goram
Laramadness 31/Aug/02 2nd
with BA
Howard J 11/Jun/02 2nd
with Mark Ford
Phil West 08/Aug/98 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
Phil West 22/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
Phil West ??/1995 Lead rpt
with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
Martin Bennett 08/May/94 -
with MT
Rob Davies ?/Jul/93 Lead
Chris Ellis 28/Jun/92 Lead
with Mike Guy
John Marsland 07/Jun/92 Lead
with Dave Soles
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/91 2nd O/S
craig h 18/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Bolehillbilly 19/Jul/91 Lead
with Jane Crofts
sadams 08/Mar/91 Lead
with Mark Bonham
nai ??/1991 2nd
andrew300169 ??/1991 Lead O/S
with Pom
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Solo O/S
Tony Prendergast ?/May/90 -
with Mike Cleary
Roget 30/Jul/89 2nd O/S
with jim
Andy Say 14/Jul/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 15/Apr/89 Solo O/S
steve prior ?/Mar/89 Lead
with Rob W
John Marsland 29/Jan/89 2nd
with Dave Mould
Ken Taylor 15/Aug/83 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
charlesmfrench 29/Mar/81 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead
with Al Bennett
Tom V ??/1969 -
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