The Grader** E3 5c
[The Grader, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. The fine finger crack in the left wall of the bay is approached from Slime Chimney. It gives sustained jamming. © ROCKFAX

Hank Pasquill 1977

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: The Grader © Seymore Butt
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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

fell off years ago, did it this time.
robman - Lead RP - 21/Jul/15

tomB - Lead dog - 21/Jul/15 with Rob Boyle

What a route! Absolutely class crack climbing. Tough but well protected. Got it clean on my 3rd attempt. Well chuffed as I've not done too many hard finger cracks!
Leo Woodhead - Lead RP - 01/Jul/14 with Jim Rogers

Arrived at the top after 3 rests on the rope. Led on site 1985. Had fun both times.
John Nuttall - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Geoff

mcb - TR dog - May/14 with Geoff Mann

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/13

Two points of resting, but ultimately did all the moves. A brutal climb, and a bit disappointing...definitely not a 3-star route.
DavidR - Lead dog - 20/Jul/13 with Kevin Bowser, Holly Adamthwaite

khawk - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Very nice route, can't remember any of the moves from last time, so could almost have called it an onsite. But alas no.
Chi Cheng - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/12 with Craig Bailey

Glad to get this one, been on the hit list for a while. Plenty of thought-provoking moves...
david morse - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Polly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

efrance24234 - TR rpt - 26/May/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with bwestwood

bwestwood - 2nd - 26/Mar/12 with pete sargeant

akhughes - 14/Nov/11

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jul/11

johnny20whales - TR - 01/Jul/11

Puuuuum-py! It doesn't let up till you're sat on the top
petegunn - Lead - 09/Jun/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/11

stevebarratt - Lead - 03/May/11 with Thomas Mills Richmond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

JulesV - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Aid Climbed, pulled sat on rope, pulled again and resat on rope all the way up.
Chi Cheng - 2nd dog - 2010 with Steve Barratt

efrance24234 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

get strong, go back, lead clean
leopet - 2nd dog - 12/May/09 with Evan

danm - 2nd - 12/May/09

datoon - Lead dog - 01/Jul/08 with K

nige - Lead - 06/May/08 with adam ellwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Lucy Ellis

took one rest, crux is definately at the top, n its not over till its over...
robman - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/07 with Tim

middlevern - Lead rpt - 2007 with Mike Blood

lead on Al's runners
mattnuttall - Lead β - 04/May/06 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/05

mattish2000 - TR dog - 2005 with Nick

Fell off from the top moves - so didn't finish but managed on top rope!!!
datoon - TR RP - 07/Sep/04

Apharri - 2nd β - Jul/04 with Dave Wharton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/02

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 24/Sep/01 with Ian Pickles, Alan Bowring

Had a gripper with a stuck finger! Harder than the Mau Mau, done the day before
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/95 with Matt Hirst

Hidden - 1995

John Southworth - Lead RP - Jul/94

neilh - 1994

The direct start is 6b and nicely technical, but the finish is scary!
Sean Kelly - Lead - May/93 with Pete Carmichael

mattnuttall - 2nd β - 27/Jul/92 with Alan Holden

mattnuttall - Lead β - 15/May/92

keefe - 20/Sep/91

took flyer.. lowered off, climbed clean
mattnuttall - Lead β - 01/Sep/91 with Gareth Parry

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

Teamed up with a bloke in the quarry.
BigHairyIan - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/88

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/May/82 with Dave Abbey

Hammy - 2nd - 07/May/80 with Rob Lawson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Lenny, Ropeboy, Calder, crag_hopper_Jay, virgil, leopet, mattish2000, Timothy Greenhalgh

Total votes cast 57
hard E40 of 21
E40 of 21
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6a0 of 21
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hard 5c13 of 21
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