Rockfax Description
14m. From Dead Dog Crack traverse to the spanner (its base is a bit thin, but threading it is better than nothing) then balance up the precarious shallow groove above and right. © Rockfax

FA. Dougie Hall 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Neal Jobling 27/Jun Lead RP
Graeme Hammond 27/Jun Lead O/S

Amazing!!!!! worth the wait (wet on previous visits)

al123 ?/May Lead
BenedictIEP 11/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Fell off pumped. Good air.

BenedictIEP 03/Sep/14 TR RP
Alex Thompson 03/Sep/14 TR β

1st go on top rope after previously playing on abseil, surprised by the crux move halfway up the grove...

PaulTanton 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

An excellent route but tough for the grade. Getting to the spanner is a tricky sequence and falling off the the top section wouldn't be much fun. But I guess it all depends on how far up the crack you place gear.

Dennis Gleeson
adi bryant 29/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Well the spanner has held a 15-20ft fall. .

WillCass 06/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/14 Lead
phil64 16/May/14 Lead


matt dean
rikbattye 02/May/14 Lead O/S
Acoustic_Olly 02/May/14 Lead β
Climbster 24/Mar/14 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S

What a top route! Technical runout crux sequence with a massive spanner randomly thrown in for good measure! It actually seems quite solid now its been re-attached.

Hidden ??/2014 Lead β
Matt Cooke 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Cooke
Marti999 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
WillCass 10/Jul/13 Lead dnf
g1m147 07/Apr/13 TR
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
ben1987 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S

stepped left too late.

akhughes 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Pete Harris
harold walmsley 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Spanner now reinstated. 2ndeed after failing to lead it. Found the traverse to and the move up from the spanner very hard

Mark Hounslea, Colin Struthers
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd dog
Jonathan Hall 26/May/12 Lead dnf
Jonathan Hall 26/May/12 TR
david morse 23/May/12 Lead O/S


parker, lole, nathan lawrence
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
Sam Simpson 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Awesome.. very scary moves at the top!

alias dave 31/Mar/12 2nd
efrance24234 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Matt Reid 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

So scary now that the spanner is a 5cm cone that larks footed slings look like they will fall off. what i really needed was gum or tape to keep the sling on. instead weighted in down and on with a no.4 Camelot.

Mike Borg-Costanzi, Liam Brown
Steeve 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

pulled the spanner off whilst abbing for gear. a sad day.

gw3285 06/May/11 Lead
rob.s22 ?/May/11 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Viki 29/Apr/11 TR dog
stevebarratt 28/Apr/11 Lead
Rob Sandercock
gw3285 20/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
ojp 09/Jul/10 2nd

nice crux.

Dave, Andy
Dave Foster 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Shouldn't have fallen off, still not sure what happened. Spanner's been tested from crux by fourteen stone, it wobbles but it's good. Pulled ropes and got it second go. Disappointing but great route. Probably not quite 5c (for the tall anyway), but all of E2.

Andy and Si
ian caton 22/May/10 Lead O/S
steve w
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead dnf
JoEglington ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead β
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
dave mann ??/2010 Lead O/S
ste_d 24/Sep/09 TR rpt
HansUDes 05/Aug/09 2nd RP

E2 5c, after Andi Stewart, Rucksack Meet

Andi Stewart
craig h 26/Jun/09 TR rpt
Stig 09/May/09 2nd O/S

Hard and scary. Not helped by freezing fingers.

mattnuttall 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Alan Holden
jonnyboy 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Ben1983 17/Apr/07 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Apr/07 TR O/S
nige 28/Jun/05 Lead
adam ellwood
shoulders 01/May/04 Lead
JerryD ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Craig Barton ??/1997 Lead RP
ste_d 04/May/94 Solo
Hidden 30/Aug/93 TR
Stoney Boy 27/Feb/93 Lead O/S
Bob Marks
Chris Ellis 07/Sep/91 2nd

Dan led

Mike Wardle, Dan Morgan
Hidden ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
craig h 28/Sep/90 2nd O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Aug/90 Lead
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