Rockfax Description
12m. The classic crack splitting the centre of the buttress eases with height. You can jam it if you want! © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

stratandrew 27/Sep 2nd
with Dan O'Brien
Hidden 27/Sep Lead rpt
SP 24/Aug Lead
payeo20 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Alex W
Alex Whittaker 15/Aug 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug Lead
john max 08/Aug Lead
with Becky E
Becky E 08/Aug 2nd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 25/Jul Lead
with Cliff Brown
Shaw Brown 25/Jul Lead
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul 2nd
bryce.dorin 23/Jul Lead O/S
db79 27/Jun 2nd O/S
BnB 12/Jun -
Brown 27/May Solo
with Stu
ChrisVickers 27/May Lead O/S
stratandrew 13/May Lead O/S
with Dave Wylie
CKegan 13/May 2nd dog

Fell twice unfortunately, think I tried to rush it a bit. MVS in guide book.

with Stevie
Hidden 02/May Lead rpt
Hidden 02/May 2nd O/S
lloydrees91 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with caiti
sus 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 24/Aug/14 -
Luke Jones 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Will, LMC
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
timjones 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Simonj 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with tim jones
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jakebrown 11/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Rob84 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Pidg
K Mckay 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Gibbison
pog100 05/May/14 2nd
with Cath Walton, Gilly Markham
PeteWilson 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

easy, pleasant and balancy, really good route!

with Bob
snapperdan 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
karlb 26/Aug/13 2nd dog

We did this route thinking it was answer crack - Doh - no wonder it was hard!

chrisgaynon69 26/Aug/13 Lead
with karl bamford
blackholesun 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
rockman 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
timcedwards 14/Aug/13 2nd
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
rfdl100 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Rikki
Montecore 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Lizzimore
Siobhan McGowan 20/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
bwestwood 15/Jul/13 Lead
BruceW 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Becca
Darron 07/Jul/13 -
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Legionreturns ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Joe.Elliott1 08/Jun/13 Lead
jorge1983 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 29/May/12 2nd
David Kay 29/May/12 2nd
JEP 29/May/12 Lead O/S
Hoyes 29/May/12 2nd O/S
markblair 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice delicate moves at the bottom and eases considerable higher up.

with Alison Dixon
BenedictIEP 23/May/12 2nd O/S
vix 23/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ben, Jonny
Jules Lane ?/May/12 Lead O/S

Lovely route.

Steve J P 21/Aug/11 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 21/Aug/11 Lead
with sp
Sam Simpson 03/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
five 21/May/11 Lead O/S
with AV
mattmu 11/May/11 2nd O/S
grubes 11/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice Route low crux. Low in the grade imo

with chloe, Emma Casey, Matthias, Tom Stapleton
Tom Stapleton 11/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Dave Franklin 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
stimpey 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete, Davina
petegunn 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
vincentchopper 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Clay C 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jay C 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Clay C
Rog Wilko 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Rachel Barton
climbing_goose 07/Jul/10 TR O/S
with mark whitmarsh
Alex Thompson 06/Jul/10 Solo rpt

Called Layback not Jam Crack for a reason...

Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 01/Jun/10 2nd
with Phil Ashton
ayuplass 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with miles
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
john.gaffney 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Ed Arnett
reubensampson 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Peers
peggy_on_the_rocks 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Raho
Graeme Hammond 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
shed_hed 13/Sep/09 2nd
Simonj 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
heidavey 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb! Reckon the grade is spot on.

with Susi
red.stiletto 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with heidavey
Pero 15/Aug/09 Lead
embob 09/Aug/09 2nd

Lovely! Speed climbed due to the descent of midges.

with Alex
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead
petegruf 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with blaithin h
cem 08/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with John Evans
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
Rob Jarratt 09/Jun/09 Lead
with Andy Crawley, Julie Hardie
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd
Goody 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Margaret Bowyer
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
tanssop 31/May/09 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing

with Andy & Paul
doogstrue 31/May/09 TR
with phil & andy
SteWatkins ?/May/09 -
ste_d 26/Apr/09 Solo rpt
jcurley 02/Apr/09 2nd rpt
colin milton 02/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 -
johnwilson123 ?/Jul/08 -
with paul
Matthallinan 10/Jun/08 Solo
OffshoreAndy 10/Jun/08 2nd
with UKC Alex
Alex Thompson 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
stuckonarock 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew
ste_d 08/Jun/08 Solo rpt
godusty 06/Jun/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
nmoysey ??/2008 Lead
with Ben Vickers
rbalmer 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Chris Owen
Stuart Wildman 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Sykes
jcurley 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Harry
Ian Parnell ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Jon Winter
Reaver2k 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Another brilliant climb I've had on my list since I first visited Dovestones. Found the moves into the cave thing a little difficult for 4b, spent quite some time trying to work out a sequence. In the end I pulled on a odd sidepull, facing away from me on my left and a sidepull in the crack and trying to find some purchase for my feet (couldn't find alot) then reaching for the sloper/jug and sorting myself out - 4c? After that I placed a couple of pieces of protection and proceded to get the (wrong?) sequence on the laybacking, with lots of foot switching awkward positions, I am sure if I repeated and thought about it abit better it wouldnt feelt that bad! Abit like Stanages Heaven crack only a sharper flaring edge! Yummy. Went up the final arete after aswell, bit of an anti-climax so I downclimbed so I could make a better belay.

Barry D 05/Jun/07 Lead
with George
mje1398 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with John M
MeMeMe 11/Mar/07 2nd
with Andy
Duncan I 01/Oct/06 Lead
with Steve Pardoe
Steve Pardoe 01/Oct/06 2nd

Excellent, nice finger-lock at top of wall, final arete sensational

alicia 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 29/Jun/06 2nd
cem 11/Jun/06 2nd
Si dH 07/Aug/05 2nd rpt
with Gerhard
lithos 13/Jul/05 Solo
Phil West 07/Aug/04 2nd rpt
with Wingnut
Carl Smethurst 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Gareth Mayhead
Si dH ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Kane Chandler
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Lead
Michael Brown 10/Aug/03 Lead O/S
shaun walby 01/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Phil West
jimshrimp 11/Jul/03 2nd
malc 01/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Paul S
Simon Caldwell 31/May/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Howard J 01/Aug/00 2nd
with Jeff Burgum
Blod 16/May/98 Lead O/S
with Julie W
Phil West 10/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
barney@helmshore 13/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with helen bonner
Roget 01/Jul/95 Solo O/S
StevePr ??/1994 -
with Alan
craig h 23/May/91 Solo O/S
Andy Say 30/Sep/89 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 03/May/84 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 20/Jun/82 Solo
Hidden 02/Oct/73 Lead
Tom V ??/1967 -
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