Rockfax Description
12m. The crack splitting the roof eases once past the overhang. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

gpcomps 19/Sep Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 08/Aug Solo O/S
BTphonehome 18/Jul 2nd
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 17/Jul Lead O/S
with Bram
db79 27/Jun 2nd O/S
royalste45 06/Jun Lead O/S

My First lead of a severe route . Once over the over hang the crack is easy to follow . A enjoyable route

with David coates
nwakeman 05/Jun Solo dnf
with Aiden Broyd, Kirsty Hounsell
Brown 27/May Solo
with Stu
jimbonfire 24/Aug/14 -
timjones 27/Jul/14 2nd
Simonj 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with tim jones
RichardLeggett 26/Jul/14 Lead
g1m147 12/Jul/14 Solo
JM0rrison 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
stratandrew 21/May/14 2nd
with Meirion Tanner
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead O/S
snapperdan 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
adamashcroft 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Siobhan McGowan 20/Jul/13 2nd dnf

Needed a bit of pulling over the overhang.

bwestwood 15/Jul/13 Lead
Legionreturns ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Face variation start.

with UKC James, Chris Tan
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Nigel Bond 22/May/13 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Homebrew165 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 24/May/12 Lead dnf

None of us managed to get off the ground!

with Tom_, Chris Burl
thedatastream 23/May/12 2nd rpt
with Ol
BikeClimbWalk 23/May/12 Lead
with James P
Stefan Trebicki 31/Mar/12 2nd
with Liam Brady
Dan0Me 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sophie C
Hidden 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S
BikeClimbWalk 12/Jan/12 2nd
bigbirdflying ??/2012 Lead
with Leah
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Sam Simpson 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
steveth 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice route. Start looked harder than it was. Don't be tempted to deviate from the direct start - you'll miss the best bit.

t8t9t8 19/Jun/11 Lead
john.gaffney 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ed Arnett
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
paul79 01/Jun/11 2nd
five 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with AV
greglad 09/Apr/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
vincentchopper 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Roget 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
kjbix 30/Jun/10 Lead
ruggystunts 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Kev
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
thedatastream 27/May/10 TR β
thedatastream 15/May/10 TR β
ste_d 24/Apr/10 Solo rpt
barney800 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

First move is tough, very well protected and good fun.

with Katherine Shaw
ste_d 28/Jun/09 Solo rpt
ste_d 16/Jun/09 Solo rpt
Richie Rich 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Nick M
ste_d 26/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead
wheelo 02/Apr/09 Lead
with foggy
craig h 02/Apr/09 Solo rpt
mjeffery 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
john lynch 04/Jul/08 2nd
with mike lynch
ste_d 08/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
craig h 07/May/08 Solo rpt
ste_d 07/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Sykes
tobydunford 29/Aug/07 Solo O/S
jcurley 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Harry
Reaver2k 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

We set up further down to avoid the worst of the midges. I ran up to the overhang onced tied in and put in some protection as it looked quite awkward. I was right! Some very strenuous laybacking to pass the initial overhang (had arms above head and had to try and work my feet up whilst pulling hard on the bottom of the crack). Then some tricky smearing (for me) to get back into position on the crack. Easy jamming moves throughout. Placed a nut nearing the top as I was already running it out abit, pulled a layback on a block and it rotated! Shat myself and ran up to the top as quick as I could, looked solid! So final 5m were unprotected but easy. Belay managed to find a nice thread amongst the decaying rock in that area, got bitten to death by midges. Matt fell on the initial overhang and thought it was 4c/5a.

Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead
Theeni 21/Apr/07 2nd
with Will Perry, Matt Dalby
shoulderbreaker 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Leanne Buxton
lithos 13/Jul/05 Solo
shaun walby 21/Aug/04 -
with Chris Tan
Phil West 07/Aug/04 Lead
with Wingnut
Simon Caldwell 31/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 10/Aug/03 Lead β
Michael Brown 04/Aug/03 Lead O/S
D Berry 18/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
uphillnow ?/May/94 Lead
with Margaret Smith
Hidden 03/Oct/93 Solo
craig h 08/Sep/91 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 03/May/84 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1967 -
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