Rockfax Description
16m. Climb the continuous crack line passing a ledge at 6m and taking care with a couple of rattling holds. © Rockfax

FA. Hank Pasquill 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout.

Mike Hood 09/Oct Lead
with Ben
theomoore 19/Sep Lead O/S
NickJH 13/Sep Lead rpt
with LiamG
Jake Young 06/Sep Lead O/S

Best trad route i've done in a while, highly recommended.

with Bernie
amccann 06/Sep Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 06/Sep Lead O/S

Nice. Hung around not committing for too long though.

Matt Groom 06/Sep 2nd
datoon 05/Sep Solo
gav 31/Aug Lead O/S

A bit hollow sounding in places. Possibly could have made the crux easier by stepping slightly father right, but made it harder for myself. Good climbing, pumpy at times until rests can be reached.

with Stew
mcb 29/Aug Lead rpt
with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
Hidden 31/Jul Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jul Lead rpt
GPN 18/Jul 2nd
redshapedfriday 18/Jul Lead O/S
Derek Furze 09/Jul 2nd
with Dave
Rob Davies ?/Jul Lead dog

Doh! - 1 rest high up due to fumbling a runner placement

with Phil Ashton, Neil Hyde
monkeyman79 29/Jun 2nd O/S
with Rick Kerr
TraverseKing 21/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
John Southworth 12/Jun Lead

Climbed direct

with John Roberts
j.buckley87 04/Jun Lead O/S
cmoxon 16/May Lead O/S

Pumpy but great route.

with Craig Holmes
Chris Oldfield 15/May 2nd dog

getting very wet by this point

with James Buckley
TraverseKing 23/Apr -
TraverseKing 23/Apr -
MichaelGallimore 23/Apr Lead O/S

Really nice climb! Tons of different moves, types of holds, nice pro, and long. Lost my pink tricam :( I think it may take a crow bar or pliers to remove!

with Jared Kitchen
TraverseKing 21/Apr -
TraverseKing 21/Apr -
TonyF 19/Apr 2nd O/S
with Mike Lee
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 26/Oct/14 Lead
Danny Crump 08/Oct/14 TR
ben1987 30/Sep/14 2nd β
TraverseKing 28/Sep/14 TR rpt
tmawer 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 Lead G/U
with Tony
DavidR 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Andrew Wilson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Wilson
Alex Thompson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Sustained & steep for the grade. Very satisfying though!

Laurence Everitt 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mcb 27/Aug/14 Lead
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR O/S
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR rpt
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR RP
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR rpt
Chris Reid 12/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Nick Meek
GPN 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Greg
drysori 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Stig 30/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Wil
Climbster 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jul/14 2nd β
with Matt
robman 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Repeat ascent. Absolutely lovely route, for anyone climbing at E1 grade this is a must! Better than Cameo in my opinion.

with Ian W
bantamdave 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S


with Rob Hunt
Rob Davies ?/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Mike Jones
Mark Grist 26/Jun/14 2nd
with Alan Barnes
AndyPratt88 24/Jun/14 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead β
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead rpt
g1m147 18/May/14 Lead
with Mick.
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
John Nuttall 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Steve
michael burrows 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with tony shelmadine
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
BigTone 26/Aug/13 Lead dog


Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Superb, sustained and constantly interesting.

Seymore Butt 20/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jon22 27/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
DavidR 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
domhowell 05/Jul/13 TR dog
with Danny
ewen 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with soupy
Hidden ?/Jul/13 TR
Lenny 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kev
Joughton 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S

in converse

Leo Woodhead ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ian W
Sam Simpson 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Trobbo 05/May/13 2nd
with Nick Hepburn
NickJH 05/May/13 Lead
with T Robinson
khawk 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with DT
Lunar25 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Lovely, interesting all the way to the top

with Dave LE
C May ??/2013 2nd dog
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ??/2013 Lead
with C May
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
bigglesbutcha 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Had forgotton the route, it's excellent. Got a clean lead, well happy. Got eaten to death by midges at the top.

with Ade
Hidden 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Mattyk 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

looks terrible from below but the climbing is excellent and keeps coming and coming until the very end.

efrance24234 26/May/12 TR rpt


nepsoi999 14/May/12 2nd β
with pete
Hidden 03/May/12 Lead O/S
stumbler555 03/May/12 -
Clay C 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jay C 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Clay C
slarty 29/Mar/12 2nd dog
with Liam
pie_eater_pete 26/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with bwestwood
bwestwood 26/Mar/12 Lead
Jim Slater 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Doesn't look like the best route but by golly it climbs well and never lets up. EXCELLENT :)

with Jim
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
nepsoi999 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with pete
petegunn 26/Jul/11 Lead

Sustained climbing with good gear

with Davina
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Adam Lincoln 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Meg
Hidden 15/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
kjbix 14/Jul/11 Lead
lancashirelass 14/Jul/11 2nd
with mike collinson, kjbix
khawk 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with DT
Tony Holdsworth 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Peter Harris
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Nick Rundall 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
gregoritos 02/Jun/11 Lead rpt
akhughes 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/11 2nd rpt
with Dan McKinlay
JYates 12/May/11 Lead β

Superb route, just a little windy and cold!

with Stephen Kearney
rob.s22 ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with S.B
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andrea
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd rpt
bigglesbutcha 21/Apr/11 2nd β

Seconded, cleanly, no rests or falls, result.

with carl lunt
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead dog
adie84 ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
PeteH 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 09/Sep/10 2nd β
bigglesbutcha 31/Aug/10 2nd dog

First big climb after nearly 3 months off, useless. Got so bloody pumped on it.

with Swifty
Diggler 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with andyob
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Remus
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
ohlittlespider 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

it took me ages!!!!

with nigel hodgson
middlevern 22/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd β
Tony Holdsworth 17/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Actually failed to lead and Pete took over - follwed fine.

with Peter Harris
Andrew1 11/Jun/10 2nd
with Tom N
Hidden 20/May/10 -
mickJ 20/May/10 Lead β
with mike b
NeilGriffiths 13/May/10 Lead
with Adam
JulesV 09/May/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route!

with Jules
DavidR 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mbambi 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with steve
Bob 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

First E1 lead since May last year and first since my accident. Pumpy!

dave mann ??/2010 -
bwestwood ??/2010 Lead dog

big fall 16 m!!!

efrance24234 ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
stevebarratt ??/2010 Solo
dannyboy83 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 22/Sep/09 2nd
ian caton 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Abi
steven 15/Sep/09 Lead β
with Brian Hull
Mr Wild 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Took hoody off half way up. Awesome lol

Rob Davies ?/Sep/09 Lead dog

Umpteen rests - seemed very strenuous

Rachel Somerville 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
Marti999 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 06/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Marti
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead rpt
mattish2000 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with Nick
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd
Dave Rumney 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sean Roberts
wahniel 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S

easy pumpy sustained. Not too much thinking required

with Hugh Squire
danm 16/Jun/09 Lead

found this very steady, great route.

with grimer
Jacob Bloodworth 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
conboy93 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Dave Foster 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Very, very satisfying.

with Andy
Tom Phillips 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with karl
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead
ksjs 19/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with sarah
Si dH 13/Apr/09 Lead dog

Was tired after seconding Paradox and struggled to commit to moves above half-height - had a couple of rests.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead
datoon 25/Sep/08 Solo β
OffshoreAndy 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead dog
Andrew1 18/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
tlmarjot ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
khawk 20/May/08 Lead
with DT
metal arms 19/May/08 Lead dog

Sat on a big wire before making the reach to the flake at about 8/9 metres

cem 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead O/S
bfreeman 14/May/08 Lead β
with Tim Marjot
wheelo 22/Apr/08 2nd dog

big dog, cold fingers and long route

with pete
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Brian
galpinos 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Great route. Pretty pumped at the top.

with Nick V
greylag 16/Sep/07 2nd
dowy 06/Jun/07 TR O/S
Stig 07/Apr/07 Lead rpt

Clean lead after failing last spring.

with Tim
Jarin 04/Apr/07 2nd
with Tom
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 Lead dog

had to rest due to very cold fingers! (honest)

with Jarek
Tony Little 10/Mar/07 Lead rpt

Seconded it a few years ago

with Lucy Ellis
a_d_tru 26/Jul/06 2nd
with Dave?, Julie, Tommo
A Crook 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 14/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Ben1983 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 28/May/06 Lead dog
with Maciek
Dom Whillans ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with John Wareing
Kyuzo ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Richard Scott
Hidden 09/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S

Classic quarry crack, one of my favourite genres

Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/04 2nd O/S
r0b 12/Jun/04 Lead β
with Gary Wood
Trobbo 08/May/04 2nd
with martin dale
Hidden ??/2004 Lead RP
datoon 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with RT
Iggy_B ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Dave Hammond
Mark A Humphries 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Harper
Hidden 05/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/May/03 TR
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Carl Smethurst 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Leofallon 12/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Leofallon 12/Jun/02 Lead O/S
nige ?/Jun/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
phardman 13/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 05/May/00 2nd O/S
with Nick M
nick bamber ??/2000 -
innesmac ??/2000 Lead
Roget 18/Jul/99 Solo rpt
with baccy, jon
Hidden 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Trobbo 07/Jul/97 2nd
with john blower
BillyDavies ??/1997 Lead

A route I went back to and enjoyed every time. A good lead.

mattnuttall 15/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Hidden ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/96 TR
Trobbo 02/Jun/95 Lead
with john blower
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
tapley ??/1995 2nd
neilh ??/1994 -
mattnuttall 07/Sep/93 Solo rpt
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/93 Lead

Immaculate crack, layback, jam or smear, it is all there.

with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
Neil R 29/Jun/92 Lead
with Mark
IanGilbertJones 11/Apr/92 2nd O/S
Mick King 10/Jul/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
John Southworth ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 21/May/91 Lead β

great route, great buttress

with Alan Holden
Roget 12/Aug/90 2nd O/S
with jim, jon
whispering nic ?/Jul/90 Lead
with noj
John Marsland 26/Jun/90 Lead
with Dave Mould
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
stanman ??/1990 Lead β
with john proud, john proud/pete dobson
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
chev1n ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave hibbert
Hidden 24/Sep/89 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/89 Lead
BigHairyIan 27/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Windy (Paul Windell)
Hidden ??/1988 -
GordonHart ??/1984 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 07/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/82 Lead
with John Fletcher
Bob 05/Sep/81 2nd O/S
with S. Stean
Hammy 03/Jun/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 08/Apr/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1973 AltLd
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