Rockfax Description
8m. Climb part way up the Matterhorn Boulder then teeter across to reach the face. Pull across with difficulty then step right to join and finish up Whisky Crack. © Rockfax

Claude Dean Frankland, Fred Pigott, pre 1923

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Almscliff VS Challenge.

Tommo0930 19/Oct Sent
GrantB 30/Sep 2nd
with James
jkarran 30/Sep Lead

18/20 Harder than I remembered. Whiskey crack was the closest I came to a fall getting tired and slap-dash

with Grant
Hidden 04/Aug Lead O/S
nick ferro 22/Jul Lead rpt
with Oli Birkill
spragglerocks 30/Jun 2nd rpt
with Fin
ruairidhwad 11/Jun Lead O/S
with SOC
Hidden ??/2015 -
Morgan P ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
stujamac 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Ian Lovatt
LanceSolf 11/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Will7777 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
scott1895 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead
K Mckay 24/Apr/14 Lead dog

Started the step too far down. Bridged higher up on second attempt which was successful.

with Andy
andysroom 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Jonathan Thorpe
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead
SPD224 11/Jun/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
braders94 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
Hidden 03/Jun/13 2nd
noah ?/Jun/13 Lead dog
adamwesthead 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Took four years to gather to courage to do it! Getting across was easy. Getting up after the crossing was harder for me.

with Lyndon
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead
Bertbee 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Peeper
tobyk 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Stew
stewart100 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Toby Knights
Tom Peeper 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Tom Folley 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
georgedunton 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
papashango 04/Sep/12 2nd

finish up whisky crack

with David
riven 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Chriswallis2 15/Jul/12 Lead dog

it all went horribly wrong.. hilarious.

with Joe
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
riven 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with Joe T
DanT 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with James Moore
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
antclark6381 ??/2012 -
Peter Holder 16/Nov/11 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 31/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
RKirke 30/Oct/11 Lead
Will Fuller 30/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Mike Spooner
mzchambers 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
TRFrost 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with D. Mckinlay
Matt Cooke 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 01/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Si
bigbirdflying 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Dean
pog100 26/Jun/11 2nd
with mark
dainbramaged999 26/Jun/11 Lead β
smithjmw46 26/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Solo rpt
cookacat 15/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
mikecollins 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 25/May/11 2nd
with Jason
Neal Butterworth 02/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Joshh 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
smithjmw46 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jimorothy 03/Apr/11 2nd


with Morgan, Scott Barnett
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
PeteH 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ursula Balderson, Naomi Hart
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
Mowglee 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
cobweb 25/Sep/10 2nd
with Roger Waterworth
Rowansb 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Bojan
christensena 24/Aug/10 2nd

Ended up horizontal (feet on one side, hands on the other) of the stride at one point, extracting a cam.

with Dave C
Joe Noake 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S

tuff to get started on and felt pretty sustained after the obviouse ledge above the stepover

with Adrian Gill
nick ferro 02/Jul/10 -
Mattyk 05/Jun/10 Lead β

Hmmm... i had previously tried to solo this by stepping off the vert top of the bouldeer but bottled it... tried same thing on lead and bottled it but Jim pointed out that i'm probably trying to step across to high.. was a piece of piss from lower down.. Quality and worth the wait.

ianburton 22/May/10 Lead
robin_hackney 07/May/10 Lead O/S

1st section up the Materhorn feels exposed, but is on good holds. Great gear there after.

with Paul Hackney
David_Gledson 04/Apr/10 Lead
timmsy 04/Apr/10 2nd
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
John Pickles 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew Morton
nick ferro 08/Nov/09 -
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd O/S
jscoles 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Mason
Ewan Russell 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
riven 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Megan
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd
v man 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
rob1 23/Apr/09 Lead
Lou Kennedy 17/Apr/09 2nd
Adam Potter 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Louise Kennedy
jonny taylor 15/Apr/09 2nd
with Andy B
Ram MkiV 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with guy & lee
NorthernRock ?/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
ekaterina sigida ??/2009 2nd

One of the quirkiest climbs i've done, fun, adventurous. haha I felt like a ship sail bridging beteen two rocks. Windy day as well.

with Lewis Vaughan
adi bryant ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Lee
CragDog ??/2009 Lead
leegodson1989 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Preet
Mr. K 12/Dec/08 2nd
Tadams ?/Oct/08 Lead β
with Eddie Garside
lithos 08/Aug/08 Lead O/S

nice, different route, finish up W.Crack not so good

pebbles 08/Aug/08 2nd
with rob
Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
RedFox 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Tom K
dougiestein 04/Jun/08 TR
with itchy
andrewineichen 04/Jun/08 TR O/S
with dougie 3csm
Jack00 25/May/08 2nd rpt
with Steve Kirkup
Jack00 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd
decs 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead
Will Hunt 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S
MikeLeeds 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with SteveP & Elsa
kenneM ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
FrankKeogh 26/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Enjoyable Step Across, Pete Took the Fasteast Route Down, I Did a Retrieveable Absail. Cheers DAZ!!

with Pete Davies
AlanDavis 12/Sep/07 TR β

Having stumpy legs, and being as flexable as a lampost made this a interesting route. Glad i did it before seeing pete fall off! i will come back and Lead this!! Honest Daz!!

dazbarker 12/Sep/07 TR O/S

Still a guttsy move across. First did this route 13 years ago as a solo. I must have been bloody mad!!!!!

01sdool 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Hard Jump, Almost Fell!

with Josh Chapman
pebbles 08/Aug/07 Lead rpt

thats better!

MeMeMe 07/Aug/07 Lead
with Bob
chilli69 ?/Aug/07 -
pebbles 18/Jul/07 Lead dog

dogged is a bit harsh. had one fall, made a bit of an epic of the rest but no more falls or resting on gear - just knee wobbling!

Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
mje1398 15/May/07 2nd dog
with John M
robman 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with stu
deanj ?/Mar/07 -
northernneil ??/2007 -
steve_hoey ??/2007 2nd
with Matt Murphy
Hidden 27/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 31/May/06 2nd O/S

ooh-err, bit of a stretch.

with John Hat
reg_measures 24/May/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
Whitt ?/Nov/05 Lead dnf
with Rob
Hidden 08/Jun/05 Lead O/S
sdht ??/2005 -
Brown 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
petellis ??/2004 Lead
chrishedgehog 06/May/03 2nd
with Paul
tev 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian M
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Roget 21/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Just Another Dave ??/2002 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Chris
WB ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Pete Pozman 10/May/00 Lead rpt
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/99 Lead
Tenko 22/Jul/99 Lead O/S
ajc 16/May/99 Lead O/S
Jody ?/Sep/97 Lead β
with WW
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
tlr 08/Jun/96 Solo
with Kim
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
dazbarker 30/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Andy Say 11/May/94 Solo
crater 16/Jul/93 Lead
crater 07/Jul/93 TR
Hidden ??/1993 -
Pete Pozman 29/Feb/92 2nd
with John Byrne
Hidden ??/1992 -
PaulHermes ??/1991 -
Pete Pozman 19/Mar/90 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Pete Pozman 20/Oct/89 Solo rpt
Pete Pozman 13/Sep/89 Lead rpt
with Pete Atkinson
Pete Pozman 22/Jul/89 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Jan/89 -
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 07/Jan/89 -
with David
RichardMc 28/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1988 -
craig h 28/Feb/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/81 Lead
99bolivar ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1969 Lead
mikej 26/Aug/68 2nd
with Wil Hurford
Dave Musgrove 08/Mar/68 Lead
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