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Rib and Face** VD

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[Alan (reaver2k), Rib and Face (VDiff), Alderman Rocks, 3 kb]20m, 2 pitches. 1) 10m. Climb the easy angled rib in the back of the wide groove to a series of ledges then step left to a good stance. 2) 10m. The well- protected crack in the centre of the west facing continuation wall gives a fine second pitch. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Howard 1958

Ticklists: Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Alan (reaver2k), Rib and Face (VDiff), Alderman Rocks © Mike (pog100)
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This climb is in 155 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/14

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Second pitch to top after Crispy Crack.
Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/14 with Jam, JonnyO

Jam_sandwich - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Johnny Owen, Alex Thompson

colin milton - Solo - 15/Jul/14

PD - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/14

2 pitches, very green on the first but good 2nd pitch
Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Clare Wolstenholme

Used Cleft from Cleft and Chimney to belay stance and then the crack to the top.
heidavey - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Susi

trish1968 - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/14

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

tobyk - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Claire Hoolohan

Just Another Dave - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Lance Turtle

gseywald - AltLd - 18/Aug/13 with Dave

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Clare Hodgson, Nick Adamson

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/13

leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/13

AndrewHeaton - TR O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Amber, Alice, Daniel

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/13

JoeMortimer_Trad - Solo - 24/Jun/13

DBoothroyd - Solo - 24/Jun/13

Andrew Lodge - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Bob, Tony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 02/May/13 with martina

georgenvk - Solo rpt - 07/Apr/13

gseywald - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Dave

gseywald - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Dave

stepped off the crack for a brief rest
towdman - AltLd dog - 09/Nov/12 with Daniel Armitage

gseywald - AltLd - 14/Oct/12 with Dave

SP - 1st pitch BW - 2nd pitch
Steve J P - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with BW

Bernie Wylde - AltLd - 26/Aug/12 with sp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/12

gseywald - AltLd - 08/Jul/12 with Dave

Lead in one pitch
vix - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Ben

Lower section, scrambling to the top.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/12

BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Vicky Jennings

a bit underwhelmed tbh
Cruty Rammers - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12

mattius - AltLd - 19/Jun/12 with alfadax

wil_perry - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Barney

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/12

JBROWN41 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with meinertzhagen

Second pitch only
Meinertzhagen - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with James Brown

PD - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Fleeter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12

gseywald - Lead - 02/May/12 with Dave

gseywald - 2nd - 02/May/12 with Dave

Bowzle - Lead - 01/Apr/12

2nd pitch is quality. Took belay at a third rather than half way up. (This easy little routes slabbish bottom showed how my ankle allows me to smear and friction on right foot but really not left.)
lizzyb - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Emily Pitts

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/12

gseywald - Lead - 19/Feb/12 with Dave

gseywald - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Dave

post xmas climb - cold, very very cold and windy ;)
climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/11 with Ruth

Saying that it was bloody cold and excessively windy is definitely an understatement!!!!! Lovely climb - thought i was going to die!!!
butt_crack_123 - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/11 with My Angel

greglad - 2nd - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11

Nice and easy with good views, lead climbed both pitches good crack after second belay
Tam Mc'Hornsby - Lead - 06/Nov/11 with Imogen Clarkstone

ernie27uk - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Gashworth - Lead - 11/Jun/11

top pitch only
amy - AltLd - 25/May/11 with Jen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/11

ste_d - Solo rpt - 19/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11

dannygiblin - 2011

BikeClimbWalk - Lead - 12/Dec/10 with James P

thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Ol

tobydunford - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/10

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with martina

reubensampson - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/10 with Dave Wilde, Antony Grayson

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/10

eonuk - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/10 with Wayne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Matt Reid - Sent O/S - Jun/10

Mark Redgrove - Jun/10 with Phil Noble

no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with tamsin

2nd pitch, after Great Slab Chimney
pog100 - Lead - 05/May/10 with Ruth, Meryl

Meryl1980 - 2nd - 05/May/10 with Ruth, pog100

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Graeme H

led as one long pitch and 3 bits of gear, a lovely route that brings a smile to the face.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Rob

Done in mountain boots - worryingly old school - did second pitch cont from Great slab
climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Kieran

mr rob - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Jordan, ferg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

ste_d - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - 27/Sep/09

Roget - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/09

Lovely sunny day, warm, touch of wind. Perfect conditions. Andy led all the way up. First pitch had very little protection. Maybe should have been a HVD? Really nice though.
RankAmateur - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Andy Gartside

Hidden - Solo - 09/Aug/09

Led second (and better) pitch. Nice climbing on lovely rock.
embob - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/09

simonscubadiver - Lead - 27/May/09 with Dave Kendrick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/09

doogstrue - 2nd - 17/May/09 with phil & andy

alj - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Ste and Andy Bell

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/09

eonuk - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/09

SteWatkins - Lead - Mar/09

chri55ie - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with Mike Hough

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08

as one pitch
mike_hough_uk - Lead - 27/Sep/08 with chri55ie

Date is a guess. It was absolutely pooring it down even before we got to the crag, but we had been rained off just too many times to be wimpish and turn around with our tails between our legs, and it turned out to be a brilliant evening out! We ran/speed walked up the wet grassy slope towards the gloomy alderman. Trying to race some people next to us to get a bit fit but they didn't know about it and still almost beat us lol. Turned out I had met a couple of them before at a few local meets including the Holmfirth clean up meet the week before. Had a great time, after a bit of a chat and a exchange of names with the suprising amount of 3 teams up there we ran off up to the top pitch of this as I've done it before and thought it wouldn't be too bad even in the pissing rain! Great fun, walked up the first bit then reached round the roof and placed a nut in the crack. After a bit of fiddling decided on the most positive edge on the left wall and jam in the crack and moved out round the edge. More lovely moves on soaking holds and crack another piece of gear and then finished it off. I love this pitch, unfortunately the view from the top this time was just the cloud we were in! Matt found it easy and seemed to enjoy it!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Matt Marshall

matthewjames - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Alan Saul

troym - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Sean Redmond

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/08

Matt - BodyPoint - 2nd rpt - 29/May/08 with Andrew Wood

First pitch only
chris_r - Lead O/S - 09/May/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/May/08

FIrst pitch was dead easy second was more entertaining and my bealy on the boulder was something special
hairynortherner - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Richard

second pitch. Very cold after first pitch of Great Slab
pog100 - 2nd - 05/Jan/08 with Reaver2k

Remembered this as being a wonderful pitch and I was right! Dad wants to lead it sometime but it wasn't exactly ideal conditions (VERY cold, VERY windy). Moved up the wall trickily (could just go up the gully) then out round the roof onto the face. Plenty of protection wherever you want it. Looking at a photo from the first time I see I placed one less this time, opting for just 2 in the whole pitch! *shock horror*. I LOVE the top moves, grasping huge jugs when you cant feel your fingers is so satisfying! Dad followed with ease.
Reaver2k - Lead rpt - 05/Jan/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/07

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/07

Kirill - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Andrew Roberts

cem - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/07

Filmac - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07 with Ian W, Pearce

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07

First multi-pitch! I led the 2nd, the crack up the face. The 1st pitch rib was surprisingly balancy. The crack on 2nd pitch was dead good!
eppa - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with dread-i

dread-i - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/07 with eppa

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

eonuk - Solo - 31/Mar/07

he he first pitch was re nameed the monkey hump!!!! second pitch is great steep and well protected one of me favs
laurencehicks - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/07 with mat

Led p1 and p2, second pitch has one nice-ish move but you could just scramble up the left of it, very little protection though. Second pitch is absoultely great! I hadn't been outdoors for a few weeks and this little crack felt great! Some great thinish jams at the top and nice footwork all through, plenty of runners. Fantastic feb weather.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd - 04/Feb/07 with Reaver2k

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06 with Paul Taylor, Arthur smith (Dad)

Lead p2
dread-i - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Chris Tan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/06

Matt - BodyPoint - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06 with John Guest

JdotP - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/06 with Dave Lovelady

JdotP - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/06 with Matt Glaves

top pitch
Carl Smethurst - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/06

Soloed the first pitch.
Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/06

LAW - 2nd β - 14/Apr/06 with Nick M, Jenny F

Phil West - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/05

craig h - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/05

Rampikino - Solo - 27/Aug/05 with Claire & Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/04 with Carmen

Rampikino - Lead - 24/Jul/04 with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn

jonnyboy - AltLd - 2004 with Charlie Roland

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Aug/03

Laramadness - Solo - 06/Apr/03

Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Mar/03

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/02

ste_d - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/95

craig h - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/90

babymoac - Solo - 12/Aug/89

Tom V - 1970

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Style of ascent

Soloed30 of 155 (19.4%)
Lead56 of 155 (36.1%)
Followed33 of 155 (21.3%)
Toproped3 of 155 (1.9%)
Bouldered1 of 155 (0.6%)
Alt Leads28 of 155 (18.1%)
Unknown4 of 155 (2.6%)

'Climbed'57 of 155 (36.8%)
clean O/S69 of 155 (44.5%)
clean β2 of 155 (1.3%)
clean rpt26 of 155 (16.8%)
dogged1 of 155 (0.6%)