Rockfax Description
14m. The once pegged crack leads to ledges. Power up the twin cracks in the groove to finish. Eschewing the left-hand crack is a touch harder and more strenuous. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
James 1 11/Oct Lead O/S
timmsy 22/Sep Lead O/S
harry_lewis 06/Sep 2nd
franhammond92 06/Sep Lead O/S

Really nice route.

amccann 06/Sep Lead O/S
Roisin ?/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul Lead O/S
Derek Furze 09/Jul 2nd
drolex 24/Jun 2nd
greglad 24/Jun -
John Jefferies 24/Jun Lead O/S
Alex B
Rachel Somerville 15/Jun 2nd
chris74 11/Jun Lead O/S
Jamie p
Maddie 07/Jun Lead O/S

Went up off ledge, swore,came down to ledge, swore. Went up, swore. Attempted jam, failed, did ridiculous move, swore, finished. Happy.

g1m147 21/May 2nd
TomatoPro 23/Apr Lead β

First E1 trad lead! Thought I was on a VS until the crux. Given beta at the crux.

MichaelGallimore 23/Apr Lead O/S

Eschewed the left crack until the final move where I wussed out and copped a feel out left.

Jared Kitchen
davewsargent 19/Apr 2nd
jshields 19/Apr Lead

Good route.

TonyF 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Mike Lee
C Witter 09/Apr 2nd dog

Pete led. I came up third, removing gear on the second rope. My first attempt at an Extreme. Almost made it... But, fell off towards the top. Great route, though, and pleased to have made it to the top!

Pete Rigby 09/Apr Lead O/S
Joe Rigby
adie84 ??/2015 -
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 26/Oct/14 Lead
thetradlad 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
tmawer 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
switch 23/Sep/14 TR
AndyPratt88 08/Sep/14 2nd
JimHolmes69 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jonathandavey 07/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Sep/14 TR
Hezzy07 06/Sep/14 TR β

First outdoor climb, loved it!!!

Stone Muppet 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
MatthewH 20/Aug/14 Lead dog

Fell just as I was getting a foot into the massive pocket near to the top. So close but enjoyed the fall. Pumpy but well protected.

Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
GPN 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
vinspin 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead dog
bwestwood 15/Jul/14 Lead
BigTone 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Cool finger locks.

JdotP 17/Jun/14 Lead dog

1 fall, on first crack.

Doctor Sam, Stanislav Huska
mcb 27/May/14 2nd rpt

Climbed this far better and easier this time. Quite technical in the upper cracks.

jordan taylor 26/May/14 Lead O/S
derek kenyon
Charlie Zephyr Booth 26/May/14 AltLd
martin broadhurst
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd rpt
GeorgeClimbs ?/May/14 Lead O/S

nice moves on the top V shaped cracks

steven fletcher, james cropper
erictant 27/Apr/14 2nd β

Had to hang on rope to remove stubborn gear. Lowered to ledge to do top half clean.

Climbster 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 13/Apr/14 2nd β
Jake, Vic, Matt
StuartCJones 11/Apr/14 Lead


Danny Crump 03/Apr/14 Lead
Adam Makintosh, Joe Redhead
ben.phillips 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Jared Kitchen
JimHolmes69 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 16/Feb/14 TR
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
maria85 06/Oct/13 2nd dog

Backed off the lead at the top of the first section, then seconded. I swear the hardest move is getting on to the ledge... ouch!

adam06 06/Oct/13 2nd
chris white
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
michael burrows 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
tony shelmadine
snapperdan 14/Sep/13 -
Alex Thompson 14/Sep/13 Lead β

Took over the lead after Dan called it a day. Nearly ran out of steam near the top.

petegunn 05/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 TR dog
petekeron 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Barry Scott
bantamdave 29/Aug/13 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead β
khalidq 25/Aug/13 Lead dog
bgreen3761 25/Aug/13 Lead dog
Danny Crump 14/Aug/13 2nd
Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jamie d ?/Aug/13 Lead
mcb ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hank Pasquil, Dave Mann
jon22 27/Jul/13 Lead
Chris1234H 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
DavidR 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
ebf 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

The bottom section is pretty easy. Not something you can say about the top section, however!

Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead dog
ewen 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ian Holtby
Matt Rowat 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 10/Jun/13 Lead β
bwestwood 10/Jun/13 Lead β
jcooper8 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 04/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
miles01 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Sam Simpson 31/May/13 Lead O/S
BenPitt 06/May/13 2nd
Evan Holdsworth
StewartBradshaw 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

finger jamming, felt surprisingly good on it, although the second half is a bit more difficult and i couldnt see how i was going to do it from the ground.

Hidden 18/Apr/13 TR
Fragmod 07/Apr/13 Lead
tsl42 07/Apr/13 2nd dog
Jacob Forshaw 26/Mar/13 2nd
TraverseKing 10/Mar/13 -
Mackinclimb 20/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Paul Tanner 20/Feb/13 Lead rpt

pretty intense second half but not that technical

Samjharding95 ??/2013 2nd O/S
Alex Munnery 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
NathanW 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
WetterBoyz, Alex Munnery
cmoxon ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Very nice. Pumpy but well protected.

Kayla Barnes
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead
carl_123 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 02/Sep/12 -
HarryB 06/Aug/12 TR
ben1987 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
jonwright 24/Jun/12 TR

Did not know what this route was at the time as we had no guide book - slipped off top section where seepage left it very slippery

g1m147 19/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
efrance24234 26/May/12 2nd rpt
Rampikino 24/May/12 Lead
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
khawk 22/May/12 Lead rpt
bantamdave 12/May/12 2nd

First E1 Ade held me at one point. difficult

rich_hw 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Tough start though still easier than expected, great route, well worth 2 stars as per rockfax guide. Lowered off to get gear so rich could lead too.

Olli-C 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice, one maybe two pully moves. Bomber gear very good

Chi Cheng 28/Mar/12 2nd rpt
chris_B 16/Mar/12 2nd
efrance24234 ?/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Jay C 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Matt B
Jackspratt 05/Oct/11 Lead O/S

first E1 got three bits of gear in from standing on the midway ledge then no more as i couldnt get a hand free. not going to lie i cacked myself when about 2.5 metres from the top because that ledge looked like it would leave a mark if i fell nevertheless a very exciting climb 10 points!

Nathan Clark
Ian-WE 25/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead rpt
The Blue Bucket 05/Jul/11 2nd dog

Started to rain half way up what a bugger, rain running down and finished on pretty tight rope. Will be doing again when dry as a lead.

john lynch 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Dave Barber, Lewis Andrew
daftendirekt 19/Jun/11 2nd β
Lewis Andrew, John Lynch
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
highrepute 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead dnf
smollett 03/Jun/11 Lead
Jurga 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/11 2nd O/S
John Proctor
andy_e 21/May/11 TR dog
agolay 04/May/11 2nd O/S

A very nice route, ill consider this one when looking for my first E1 lead

Simon Rackley ?/May/11 Lead O/S
kev wheatley
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 25/Apr/11 Lead dnf

didnt like the finish and the top half was mental so i backed off abbed off to get the gear im glad i didnt try and push the top :/

mickJ 22/Apr/11 2nd
lrandall 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First half (crux) leading into the VS which traverses off rght. I'd previously lead the first half of the VS then finished up the top of this!

Hidden 29/Mar/11 2nd
andy_e 28/Mar/11 TR dog


Lunar25 05/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Titi, Gedas
pbphil169 ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
pbphil169 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
petellis 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Sgrit, got a bit scared of decking out on the ledge.

nadeem 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 09/Sep/10 2nd β
pie_eater_pete 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead rpt
stanman ?/Sep/10 Lead rpt
mshorter 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
nepsoi999 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd β
joe_lancs 19/Jun/10 TR O/S
Diggler 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Calder 16/Jun/10 2nd
dread-i 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dave m.
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 18/May/10 Lead O/S
richorme 16/May/10 Lead dog
Bill Watson
mattnuttall 15/May/10 2nd rpt
Alan Holden
mickJ 13/May/10 Lead dog
richorme 01/May/10 2nd dog

Was tired after doing Dawn: cocked up the peg move and fell off moving back down. Had to take a rest in the top section after messing up my feet. But very good !!

Gary Woodburn
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead dnf
PeteH 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
HansUDes 24/Apr/10 TR RP
Dave Heaton 21/Apr/10 Lead
Bob 17/Apr/10 2nd rpt
M. Bullough & S. Brock
hellboundblr 12/Apr/10 TR
John Carlin
tomvet2b 08/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Laura D
mick grim ??/2010 -
dave mann ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
bwestwood ??/2010 2nd O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead β
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
davewsargent 08/Oct/09 2nd O/S
wahniel 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hugh Squire
ian caton 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Lead
Marti999 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 06/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
dkh1982 ?/Aug/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 16/Jul/09 2nd
Tom Phillips 03/Jun/09 2nd
Graham Booth 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Natalie Treadgold, Rachel Somerville
hilty ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rachel Somerville 27/May/09 2nd
HeatherF 24/May/09 Lead
My mum
Tomprusk 24/May/09 Lead dog

took a few falls trying to place gear and loosing the gear in the left hand crack

Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead dnf
RCrockford 26/Apr/09 2nd
Chris F
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd
Si dH 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S

makes a change for me to lead something that involves finger jamming :)

Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/09 TR
nia ?/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
sdspence 29/Mar/09 2nd dog
Dave Spencer
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/08 2nd O/S
tomB 05/Oct/08 Lead dog

took a lob trying to place gear, started again from the ledge ad ran it out to the top

Tim Griffin
Tom Phillips 11/Sep/08 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead
Chris Lyon 30/Jun/08 TR O/S
Tom Whitehead
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/08 2nd
Andrew1 23/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/08 2nd
mickJ 12/Jun/08 Lead
paul r, andy l and simon
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
clive-greenwood 30/May/08 Lead O/S
khawk 20/May/08 Lead
cem 18/May/08 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/08 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
datoon ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
wheelo 05/Oct/07 2nd dog

Tiny holds for layback

galpinos 15/Sep/07 2nd
Nick V and Emily
steven 04/Sep/07 Lead β
Brian Hull
Hidden 29/Aug/07 2nd
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 23/Aug/07 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/07 2nd
DavidR 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dhdaveuk 28/May/07 AltLd
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Jarin 03/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead dog
Stuart Wildman ??/2007 -
Rob Hill
Shad ??/2007 2nd
greylag ??/2007 Lead
BarracudaUK 01/Aug/06 2nd β
Whitt 31/May/06 TR RP
Stig 28/May/06 Lead O/S
robman 23/Mar/06 2nd dog

cleaned it the day before but made it look hard today!

robman 22/Mar/06 Lead O/S

epic hard work

Dom Whillans ??/2006 AltLd
kms ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
stuc ??/2006 2nd
Johann ??/2006 Lead dog
Dan Price
Richard Hession 13/Jul/05 Lead O/S

Great lower section and nice finish spoiled slightly by the massive ledge in the middle!

Phil Corf
A Crook 05/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
Rampikino 10/Aug/04 Lead
Liz Hay
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/04 2nd O/S
r0b 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Mark Humphries
nige ?/Jun/04 Lead
dave kells
nige pacer 06/Mar/04 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2004 Lead
Iggy_B ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S

Standard grit quarry stuff. Early E1 bagging for me at the time

Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Mark Collins 07/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Andy Timms
slarty 15/May/03 TR dog

This would be interesting to lead due to the strenuous nature of placing protection.

Hidden 17/Apr/03 2nd β
Mark A Humphries 10/Apr/03 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 09/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd β
Hidden ?/May/02 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 05/May/00 2nd O/S
Nick M
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
slarty 13/Jun/98 TR dnf

Attempted 4 short from top

Trobbo 11/Jul/97 2nd
john blower
Chris Reid 07/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Dave Plummer
Roget 03/Apr/97 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/95 2nd
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hammy 28/Aug/94 Lead
Pete Robinson
CBA ??/1994 -
mattnuttall 05/Jun/93 Solo rpt
adi bryant 04/May/93 Lead
Mick King 21/Apr/93 Lead
Steve Hill
Neil R 07/Jul/92 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/92 2nd
IanGilbertJones 11/Apr/92 TR β
mattnuttall 09/Jul/91 2nd β

French lads second climb on trad gear - and he led it... handy!

Matthieu Mounier
Carl Smethurst 01/Jun/91 Lead β
John Southworth ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Mick King 22/May/91 Lead
Pete Hankinson
Hidden 08/May/91 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/90 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 26/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Marc Bellingall
whispering nic ?/Jul/90 Lead
Hidden 12/May/90 2nd O/S
mik1miller ??/1990 Solo
gary deane, derek johnson
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
mattnuttall ?/Sep/89 TR
Alan Holden
BigHairyIan 10/May/89 Lead O/S
Steve Waite (Little Steve)
Hidden 05/May/89 TR
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead
Roget ??/1989 2nd O/S
chris jones, jim
Hidden ??/1988 -
Carl Smethurst 25/Oct/87 2nd
Ian Pickles
steve taylor ?/Oct/87 2nd
Nick Smith (BB)
andy tetsill ?/Nov/84 TR
AlanLittle ??/1984 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/83 Lead O/S
johno072 ??/1983 Lead
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/82 Lead
Hammy 03/Jun/81 Lead
Rob Lawson
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hammy 26/Jun/79 Lead
Jonathon Stacey
Mark Kemball 05/Aug/77 Lead
Sarah Bridge
Dave Westby ??/1963 Lead O/S
Garry Nuttal
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Style of ascent
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