Rockfax Description
14m. Climb the narrow front of The Prow to a ledge, mantel on this and teeter into the short groove on the left to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Mick Pooler 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Tommy_shaw 14/Sep Lead β
harry_lewis 06/Sep Lead O/S
with bstoker
Matthew Ferrier 06/Sep Lead O/S
Matt Groom 06/Sep 2nd
mattskeet1982 05/Sep 2nd
with rob hunt
robhunt 05/Sep Lead
with Matt Skeet
Maddie 03/Sep Lead O/S

Felt scary rocking round the corner for VS

with kim
ladymuck 03/Sep 2nd dog

Rested on rope once...so pumped...

with Maddie
gav 16/Aug Lead β

Katie lead up the first half, but couldn't pull into the groove, so we pulled the ropes and I lead to the top. Tough start.

with Katie M, Deb
K Mckay 16/Aug 2nd

Had to back off route due to severe hangover and head f***. Fine on second.

with Gavin Willingham
robman 13/Aug Lead O/S


Derek Furze 30/Jul Lead

Good climbing

with Duncan Parker
GPN 18/Jul Solo
redshapedfriday 18/Jul Lead O/S
Dave Richards 11/Jun Lead O/S
with PMC
chris74 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Jamie p
albarnett93 09/Jun 2nd RP
with Ben Selbie, Laura Brown, matt.stevenson
matt.stevenson 09/Jun Lead O/S
db79 23/May 2nd
Robaduck 10/May Lead
JenShelley 08/May 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Apr Lead
Hidden 23/Apr 2nd O/S
davewsargent 19/Apr Lead
jshields 19/Apr 2nd
TonyF 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Mike Lee
adie84 ??/2015 -
Matt Amos 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Dry
joe_lancs 01/Nov/14 Lead
dandry 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Matt Amos
thetradlad 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
tmawer 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Tony
stratandrew 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S


with Ben Slater, Clay Conlon
Clay C 17/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andy S
Benstar 17/Sep/14 2nd
gingerwolf 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Awkward move onto the ledge.

Tom.Priestley 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Went too high instead of going round so had to come back down

David Kay 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Lancashire M.C.
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead β
mcb 31/Aug/14 -

Just stick you neck out for a move and it all comes in fine. Can't believe i've never been on it till now.

with Sally Byrne
MatthewH 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Didn't enjoy the move around the arete.

with Beth
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
D.botts87 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Johnny W
g1m147 05/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd RP
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead RP
Climbster 26/Jul/14 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
martintom 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
AndyPratt88 05/Jul/14 2nd
with Jim
sarahjk ?/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
BigTone 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

worth doing

pedrosanpb 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Soren waters
Rob Davies ?/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Angus McLean
joe_lancs 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
jonathan_doyle 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Joseph Fennel, Alex Grieveson
John Gale 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
AGoodi 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
noemie5438 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 -
petegunn 05/Sep/13 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
melonmike 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jack Rotheram
khalidq 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 Lead β

Bob led it first and left the gear in. A surprisingly good route.

with Alan Firth, Bob Larkin, Spuzz
Seymore Butt 20/Aug/13 2nd
noah 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

I thought this was tough for the grade, especially at the mantle

with P Swire
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead
Sol Armer 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
MikeLeeds 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Kevin Bowser
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Connolly8684 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Partner: Slim

Chris Nash 09/Jul/13 Lead
Matt Rowat 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ross
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 10/Jun/13 Lead β
with bwestwood
Danny Crump 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Ben Humphris
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
erictant 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
StewartBradshaw 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

difficult move around the arete onto the face.. scary

Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
bantamdave 24/Jul/12 2nd RP


with Ade, Murray
ben1987 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 22/May/12 Lead rpt
climbing son 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
Amazoniangirl 15/Apr/12 TR
agibb 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
jamesrogers ?/Sep/11 -
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
bigbirdflying 01/Aug/11 Lead
with Dean
lancashirelass 27/Jul/11 2nd
with kjbix
Hidden 15/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 13/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ade
PeteH 01/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Jude Harvie, Noel Peatfield
Hidden 24/May/11 2nd dog
OliBangbala 18/May/11 2nd β


patrick-osborn 18/May/11 TR

First out-door route. Loved it!

bbangbala 18/May/11 Lead β
with Oli Bangbala
eccyamigo 08/Apr/11 -

nice lead by kev,great route with milo seconding, balancey move on the mantle!!

with Milo Dog, kev wheatley
kjbix 08/Apr/11 Lead
with Dave
happy_c 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Awesome well exposed climb!

Hidden 28/Mar/11 2nd
Steeve 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with James
joe.91 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

I think i traverse way to high, mantle on the block on the left hand side. Still good though, more gear higher up would make it that much nicer though!

with Pete Reid, Thomas Reid
pie_eater_pete 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
JoEglington ?/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Remus
hellboundblr 22/Jul/10 2nd
with LCCC
nic42 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with maria
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
The Bad Cough 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Christian Minett
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
bbangbala 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Greenham
Diggler 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Calder
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
mickJ 18/May/10 2nd
with Elliot
PeteH 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Rob Rocket 27/Apr/10 2nd
with Murray
bigglesbutcha 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Ryder
rylett 21/Apr/10 Lead
with Dave Heaton
Dave Heaton 21/Apr/10 2nd
bwestwood ??/2010 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
philw ??/2010 -
wahniel 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire
Hidden 10/Sep/09 -
Rob Davies ?/Sep/09 Lead

A bit startling for a VS move

victim of mathematics 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S

An excellent route. The start is definitely worth 5a, and the mantel/teeter/however else you do it move is quite pushy for 4c too.

with Jim
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
bigglesbutcha 01/Jul/09 2nd β
with Rich Bostock
mickJ 25/Jun/09 Lead
with simon
akhughes 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Innes
richorme 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Watson
hilty ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 30/May/09 Lead O/S

VS 5a, as in Rockfax.

with Andy
Chris Lyon 14/May/09 Lead dnf

Stepped round the corner and chickened out because of the lack of gear.

with Joules
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with Murray and Lee
kevin 29/Apr/09 Lead dog

hard start and had to step down for a cup of tea before finishing

with steve
RCrockford 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris F
mattish2000 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nick H
ColinD 13/Apr/09 Lead
with NickA, JohnN
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
nia ?/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 2nd O/S
dicky79 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with James W
tomB 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Juliette
jmarshall 21/Sep/08 2nd dog
with richard barcock
Hidden 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd
ben84 10/Aug/08 TR O/S
with james marshall
crossdressingrodney 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Kaiser999 23/Jun/08 Lead

Moving into the final groove was at bit interesting!

with Dave C
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 13/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tom C
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Andrew1 10/Apr/08 Lead
with Ros
mark2572 16/Feb/08 TR O/S

Loved it, no problems whatsoever apart from frozen fingers.

with Danny
dan1stdan 16/Feb/08 TR O/S

Having no knowledge of the route I went a little too far round the corner,placing me a long way from the line of the top rope with my hand in bird crap.Very exposed but the most enjoyable climb I've had,glad I went the wrong way.

with Mark
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
frankiesmythe ??/2008 Lead O/S

Beautiful Route - good exposure

with DD
dasdo ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
wheelo 05/Oct/07 2nd

with jon
El Rabano ?/Oct/07 2nd dog
with Mike Rignall
dhdaveuk 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Leo
Hidden 29/Aug/07 2nd
kevin 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with steve
greylag ?/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jcurley 05/Jun/07 2nd
with Harry
Hidden 24/May/07 2nd
steven ?/May/07 Lead O/S

High hand hold for crux move

with Tommy
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jarek
Jarin 03/Apr/07 2nd
with Tom
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tomB 26/Mar/07 2nd O/S
jscoles 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
jscoles ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
Shad ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Cameron13 29/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 03/Aug/06 2nd O/S
DavidR 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Holly Adamthwaite & Steve Corcoran
KeithW 30/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Mike Nuttall
Hidden 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 28/May/06 Lead rpt
with Maciek
Hidden 10/May/06 2nd
Carl Smethurst 09/May/06 2nd rpt
with Gareth Mayhead, Chris Shearlock
George Ormerod ?/May/06 2nd O/S
with Roger
Dom Whillans ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
datoon ??/2006 Lead O/S
dave mann ??/2006 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 18/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
Hidden 06/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/04 Lead O/S
r0b 08/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Humphries
Stig 03/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Iggy_B ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with All number of people.
Phil West 19/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Correct spelling should be Christeena.

with David Atherton
Mark A Humphries 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Harper
Mark Collins 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Timms
jsw1 07/May/03 2nd O/S
with Andy Bond
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
nige ?/Aug/02 Lead
with john buckley
Carl Smethurst 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles, Los Kenny
John Marsland 22/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Neil R 23/Jul/00 Lead
with Mark
Roget 18/Jul/99 Solo O/S
with baccy, jon
innesmac ??/1999 -
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Aug/94 Lead

Brilliant route, just back up the old (in 1994) peg for some security.

with Helen Dingsdale
Hidden 12/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/91 Lead
Mick King 13/Aug/91 Solo
Mick King 29/Jul/91 Lead
with Simon Walsh
NickJH ?/Jun/91 2nd O/S
with NCrawshaw
John Marsland 14/May/90 Lead
with John Connearn
Hidden 12/May/90 2nd O/S
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
whispering nic ??/1990 -
with noj
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
chev1n ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave hibbert
goi.ashmore 19/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
Hidden 28/Jun/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1988 -
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead rpt

Had seconded it the previous year

with Bernadette
BigHairyIan 16/Sep/84 Lead O/S
with Pete Hodson
BigHairyIan 23/Jul/84 2nd O/S
GordonHart ??/1983 2nd O/S
with John
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/82 2nd
with John Fletcher
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/79 Lead
with Andy Chadwick
Mark Kemball 05/Aug/77 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/71 Lead O/S
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 53
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 51
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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