Rockfax Description
18m. Well-protected climbing on pleasing holds, and understandably popular. Climb the crack first, passing an overlap early on, to a finish up the final groove (a bit loose) at the left edge of the roof. Low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Dickinson 1972. FFA. Dave Knighton 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

samrad 01/Nov Lead O/S
with mike
Tommy_shaw 31/Oct Lead O/S
with Alex
Luke Davies 31/Oct Lead
JimHolmes69 13/Oct Lead rpt
AndyPratt88 13/Oct 2nd rpt
with Jim
net 10/Oct 2nd
with George
GPN 10/Oct Lead rpt
with Annette
Mike Hood 01/Oct Lead
with Cora
MazElden 09/Sep 2nd O/S
with Andy
tmawer 31/Aug Lead rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 31/Aug 2nd
with Tony
fulton333 29/Aug Lead
C May 08/Aug Lead O/S

2nd e1

with Tim
mcb 08/Aug Lead β

Like TC - As good as they say. Great fun at the grade. Keep moving and the holds you need keep coming.

Longsufferingropeholder 08/Aug 2nd rpt
with C May
bantamdave 04/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug Lead β
Owen W-G 04/Aug Lead O/S

Gift at E1

ianburton 02/Aug Lead G/U
K Farrell 02/Aug 2nd
Dave Warburton 02/Aug Lead O/S
ChrisNaylor ?/Aug Lead
Derek Furze 21/Jul 2nd

Straightforward and great gear

with Duncan Parker
Hidden ?/Jul Lead rpt
BigTone 27/Jun Lead rpt
Nigel Bond 25/Jun Lead G/U
with Bern Hardman
Peter87 24/Jun Lead
martintom 28/May 2nd
with Chris Horrocks, Chris Hart
chris74 28/May Lead O/S

First E1 lead onsight

with Chris. H, martin
Trobbo 28/May 2nd rpt
with martin dale
Martin Dale 28/May Lead rpt
with Slow Nick, Terry Robinson
NickJH 28/May 2nd rpt
with T Robinson, M Dale
yossarian714 21/May Lead β

Carl led the bottom half, I led the top half

with Nigel Blandford, Carl Smethurst
Mike W 10/May Lead O/S
Radical-G 04/May Lead O/S

Wobbly block seeming dubious - can be avoided but makes it high in the grade

Rob Davies ?/May 2nd

Finish is now clean

with Dave Connelly, Phil Ashton
Martin Davies 12/Apr Lead O/S

Very nice climb, positive holds with only a couple of harder moves just past half way - the rest = lovely climbing. Great line too.

with Jason Maunder
bwestwood 09/Apr Lead
JimHolmes69 07/Mar Lead rpt
AndyPratt88 07/Mar 2nd
with Jim
Hidden ??/2015 -
ben1987 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Nice moves through the pinch and up to the overhang.

hilty 01/Nov/14 Lead
with kyle holden
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
David Kay 18/Aug/14 2nd
with Chris Waddle
Derek Robinson 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Leofallon 14/Jul/14 Lead rpt

The missing peg and the greasy conditions made it harder than I've found it for a very long time.

Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/14 2nd

Peg has gone and hold on crux is loose

with Mike Jones
AndyPratt88 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Jim
JimHolmes69 19/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Climbster 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Steady Away

with Leo
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead RP
Leo Woodhead 31/May/14 2nd rpt

Seconded with Matt

Hidden 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Robin Nichols 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 20/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with robin
BigTone 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
miles01 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with nick day
jshields 13/Apr/14 Lead
davewsargent 13/Apr/14 2nd
with mike dowsett, jon shields
bshenderson 27/Mar/14 Lead
AndyPratt88 26/Mar/14 2nd

Seemed easy for E1 but I'll take the grade :-)

with Jim
JimHolmes69 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
crossdressingrodney 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Described as well-protected, but a lot of the gear is behind quite loose-feeling blocks and there's not actually that much of it available. The climbing is mostly easy with only one short slightly harder section but I got quite pumped on it. E1 5a?

with James L
Kirill 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S
cem 12/Oct/13 2nd rpt
manxclare 06/Oct/13 Lead
with jon22
jon22 06/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Dave Heaton 05/Sep/13 Lead
petekeron 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
Coel Hellier 11/Aug/13 Lead
Twisty 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
noah 22/Jul/13 Lead dnf
with P Swire
bgreen3761 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jacob Forshaw 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Fragmod 07/Jul/13 Lead
erictant 06/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with JYates
Longsufferingropeholder 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A doddle. Must be the UK's softest E1. Felt about VS. But then we had just come from the golden tower...

Diggler 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
Calder 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Mark
erictant 09/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Paul
Goose4 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with April Derbyshire
Amazoniangirl 31/May/13 TR
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead
Hidden 24/May/13 2nd
Matt Rowat 24/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ross
Trobbo 22/May/13 2nd
with tony hulme
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Rachel Somerville 01/May/13 Lead O/S
Tubs 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Very soft for E1.

with Dave M
dave mann ??/2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
Mark Collins 05/Sep/12 TR rpt

At last, something to take from this week. I tried top-roping this last year but was unable to complete without a rest. I've done the route a number of times in the past, but that doesn't count for much now. Also, the peg is no longer present. I suspect it came out with the recent fall, speedy and full recovery to whoever it was.

with Delboy
Derek Robinson 05/Sep/12 TR dnf
Mr Wild 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Mattyk 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Pretty good. wobbly block didn't help. shame about the top out.

Hidden 18/Jun/12 -
Hidden 11/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 03/May/12 2nd O/S

Ade's first E1, well done

with Ade
khawk 31/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with DT
Clay C 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ken
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd
Anthony Dixon 25/Mar/12 Lead
with Alan
PeteH 20/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Chris Moxon
efrance24234 08/Mar/12 Lead rpt

area above peg is looser than last year... take care

jac.c123 07/Jan/12 2nd rpt
climbing son ?/Jan/12 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Leo Woodhead ??/2012 Lead O/S
cat22 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Mike
georgenvk 12/Nov/11 TR O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt

now even more convinced this is seriously very soft for E1 and probably easier than Terror Cotta.

Graeme Hammond 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Excellent, best route of the day?

with Cleo
Clee 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Graeme
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
hamishjfk 20/Sep/11 2nd
rockjedi 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Sara Williams
Mark Collins 02/Aug/11 TR dog
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
jac.c123 20/Jul/11 2nd rpt
HansUDes 05/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Pete
csw 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
gw3285 29/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pbphil169 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Jun/11 2nd dog
Chriswallis2 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Anna
lost.arrow 19/Jun/11 Lead
jac.c123 28/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead
chrisg 03/May/11 2nd
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 2nd O/S
with Andrea
JYates 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First E1!

with Stephen Kearney
Neil R 24/Apr/11 Lead
bexyboo 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Kev
nickhoward 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Kev
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 14/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Great climb, more like HVS 5a.

with Swifty
wrapped in bacon 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

First E1 lead but very dissapointed - too easy for grade

with Rob
Bob 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Easier than Terror Cotta!

with M. Bullough
petegunn 01/Apr/11 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 01/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jac.c123 18/Feb/11 2nd
nadeem 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S


joe.91 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jtree03 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Brother Al
Hardonicus 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Very easy for E1, felt more like hard HVS. Never the E2 5b it gets in Lancs Rock!!!

with Chris Surfleet
clive-greenwood 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
MikeLeeds 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Kevin Bowser
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
sparkass 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jiles 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Alex Winter
hellboundblr 14/Aug/10 Lead dog

1 rest.

andeeeee 14/Aug/10 2nd β
with Bryan Lewis
Bumblebee Biggs 05/Aug/10 2nd O/S

wouldn't like to lead with those loose holds higher up.

Simon Rackley ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
Shuttsie 11/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd
skittles 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

really great climbing, good holds, good gear, really enjoyable

mick grim 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Shauna 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

I can't believe anyone thinks this is E1, let alone E2.

with Jules
JulesV 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Calder 18/Jun/10 Lead dog
with jeffb
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
NeilGriffiths 18/May/10 2nd
with Adam
A Crook 18/May/10 Lead O/S
natalie28 12/May/10 2nd

Great route, down as E1 in my book. Rested once just before getting over the lip.

with Rik, Uni Group
mickJ 08/May/10 2nd
with Nick and Mike
chrisboywonder 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Harper
chrisboywonder 01/May/10 2nd rpt
with Mike Harper
mike_harper 01/May/10 Lead β
rikbattye ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead β
NeilGriffiths 27/Apr/10 -
with Dave, Adrian Pedley
Hidden 15/Apr/10 TR rpt
lewk_c 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Rik Dawes
nickhoward 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
lancashirelass 11/Apr/10 2nd
with kjbix
Rik Dawes ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
bexyboo ??/2010 Lead RP
with John
bexyboo ??/2010 Lead RP
with John
PeteH 11/Dec/09 2nd O/S
ndp 11/Dec/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 25/Oct/09 2nd
Tadams 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jonny Schofield
JonnySchofield 07/Oct/09 2nd O/S
metal arms 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
khawk 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with DT
Brown 12/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
tmawer ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Andy
adam06 19/Jun/09 2nd
with chris white and chris carr
wilkie14c 15/Jun/09 Lead RP
with Mark Wilson
AshWall 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Thought it was an E1 when attempted... great feeling. Sling the tree at the top (gently) before escaping- otherwise quite a big fall possible.

with Norman Wilkinson
conboy93 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Rob Davies ?/May/09 Lead dog

Rest near top - a bit dirty

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 23/Apr/09 TR
kjbix 05/Apr/09 Lead
HeatherF 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Dave H
garethtodd 22/Mar/09 TR O/S
garethtodd 22/Mar/09 TR O/S
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
steven 18/Sep/08 Lead β
with Brian Hull
ruggystunts 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Kev
derico 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Good flowing moves, bit loose at top and easy for E1!

with Dave Hollows
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/08 2nd
mickJ 23/Aug/08 2nd
with mike b
dhdaveuk ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Leo
TonyP 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with woody
Booey 13/Jul/08 TR dog

Although top roped still suited with climb

Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd
dicky79 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
dannut89 ?/Jun/08 TR O/S

good climb, E1 providing you find the nice holds

Cragrat Rich 26/May/08 Lead O/S

Very steady ascent. Just getting back into the grade. Really nice climb though!

Hidden 26/May/08 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 25/May/08 -
CasWebb 21/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Westby
slarty 15/May/08 2nd

Positive holds.

with Liam
Hidden 02/May/08 2nd dnf
tomB 24/Apr/08 2nd rpt
with Ross Pimlott
Timothy Greenhalgh 16/Mar/08 Lead dog
with Andy B
samking251 ??/2008 -
galpinos 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Nick V and Emily
climbingpixie 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S

3*, brilliant climbing. Technical and crimpy for the most part then a right bitch of a top-out! E1 in Western Grit and pretty amenable at that grade.

with James
DavidR 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
kitkat78 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Kat
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 06/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Hugh
psychicbread 05/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Max
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/07 2nd
Duncan Skelton 02/Aug/07 Lead β
with Mark Donohoe
Hidden 18/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/07 2nd O/S
dhdaveuk 29/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Leo
tomB 26/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Ross Pimlott
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 Lead O/S

I've climbed harder E1s

with SteveOc
Shad ??/2007 Lead
cem 03/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 06/Aug/06 TR O/S

Found this a bit strenuous for E2 but good fun all the same.

with Jamie and Phil
Jamie Light 06/Aug/06 TR
Hidden 14/Jul/06 TR O/S
Stig 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Maciek
Hidden 31/May/06 Lead β
Hidden 31/May/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/May/06 2nd
robman 10/May/06 Lead O/S

soft touch dont know why it is e2

with Tim
tomB 10/May/06 2nd
Hidden 03/May/06 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 02/May/06 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
karabiner 26/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/06 2nd β
kitch01 ?/Apr/06 TR O/S
with terry webb
Dom Whillans ??/2006 -
with a.crook
Kyuzo ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Leo Warren
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Dave Westby ??/2005 Lead O/S

Easy even for E1. Should be HVS 5A

with John Fishwick
highclimber ??/2005 Lead O/S

my first E1 :) when i was stronger!

Carl Smethurst 05/Oct/04 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
r0b 15/Jun/04 Lead β
with Mark Humphries
datoon 20/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with RT
Trobbo 11/Apr/04 2nd
with mark humphries
Mark Collins 08/Jun/03 Lead β
with Andy Timms, Andrew Primrose
nige 22/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with steve tonks
Mark A Humphries 11/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Terry Robinson
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 02/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 02/Mar/03 2nd β
with Mark Collins
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 2nd dog
Trobbo 09/May/02 2nd
with martin dale
Owdham ?/Oct/01 TR rpt

Good ascent. Felt good throughout.

with Girtch
Owdham 15/May/01 TR O/S

Good climb with some good solid holds. Quite pumpy. A little tricky at the finish.

with Girtch
NeilGriffiths 09/Apr/00 -
with Mike Pritchard
alpinismo.uk ??/2000 Lead
D Tempest 31/May/99 2nd
with Rick
lost.arrow 14/Mar/99 Lead

E2 5c * Route advice was useful, "probably HVS 5b". Continual E1 5b maybe, a route to climb quickly, always a good holds and gear. Well chuffed.

with Gill Heartly
Chris Reid 08/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Dave Plummer
phardman 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/96 Lead
Hidden 09/May/96 TR
Neil Conway ??/1996 TR O/S
Roget 29/May/95 2nd O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
tapley ??/1995 2nd
Stoney Boy 06/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Mick Robinson, Matt Podd
Hidden 05/Aug/93 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/93 Lead
mattnuttall 21/Jun/93 2nd rpt
with Scott Abraham, Alan Holden
Mick King 14/Apr/93 Lead
with Simon Walsh
CBA ??/1993 -
Hidden 07/Jun/92 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Jun/92 2nd

feels exposed for a vertical wall

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Hidden 25/Jul/91 2nd
mattnuttall 24/Mar/91 2nd
with Alan Holden
badgy ??/1991 Lead

Easy for E2

mattnuttall 24/Aug/90 2nd
with Alan Holden
whispering nic ?/Jun/90 -
with noj
John Southworth ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/89 Lead
BigHairyIan 01/Mar/89 2nd O/S
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
andy farnell ??/1989 -
mik1miller ??/1989 Lead O/S
with gary deane
goi.ashmore 09/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
Mark Kemball 28/Mar/81 2nd
with John Jefferies
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