Queen's Parlour Slab** VS 4b

Rockfax Description
This ancient classic can feel bit bold. Climb the easy slab until the projecting buttress to the right can be reached by a short traverse. Balance up this to a final sketchy move (large gear or thread) or sneak off right if you are too short. © ROCKFAX

FA. Bernard Simmonds and L Chapman, 1939 17/Jul/1939

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper, A Severe Day Out in 1949 at BLACK ROCKS.

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15

Didn't feel well. Fun climb with good slab and bold moves at the top.
Rebecca North - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/15 with Thecoastalroute, tim

Top roped the last slab - no gear! Somewhat bold, and the hardest moves are at the end.
Thecoastalroute - Lead dog - 06/Jun/15

amccann - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Nick

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with speedy

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/14

AshBash - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Mike

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/14

Quick repeat for Black Rocks the Movie
hipyhop - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Cherelle

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14

dantheoptimist - 2nd - 27/Jul/14 with Alyssa, Henry Gollop

alyssan - 2nd - 27/Jul/14

Angus Taylor - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14 with mark duncan

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

loco wilko - Lead - Jun/14

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with cheque

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2014

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/13

ERH - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Fiona MacDonald

Theeni - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Joseph

davewsargent - 2nd - 17/Apr/13 with paul t

dan_blair87 - Lead - 2013

Definite flutter factor. Plenty of scope for cams traversing the top block. Rockfax suggests large gear but a brick in the last crack allows for threading.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with John Cook

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Jul/12

Pete left the massive cam clipped to gear before setting off up the upper slab. He regretted that!
Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Pete Dollman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Phil Marsh

Alkis - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Chris Nawrat

jtree03 - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Brother Al

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

bikergirl88 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

colin milton - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with martin

Hidden - Lead β - Apr/11

simple easy climbing until the bold finish
oddessy_uk - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Bruiser

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/11

Lower section was really dirty but the slab was clean. Two pidgens hiding in top break gave me a fright!
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Micheal

Easy, but scary. Harder moves into the final horizontal crack can be protected if you look right round the corner- it was one of the red anodised ones (not my gear so not sure what size wallnut/rock it was). A large cam (blue camalot) in the wide crack at the base of the buttress would make it considerably safer- course I didn't have one.
Ander - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with World Class 'Articulate' player

Do take a piece of very large gear to protect the final slab - soloing the top 2/3 of the route was rather tenuous!
thomb - Lead - 17/Jul/10 with Maddy

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Jul/10

frankcp87 - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/10 with Chris Greenwood

no gear for me after the traverse leaving a very large run out which felt like a HVS 4b, nice though
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Pete aka Dad

lead with James and big Moley. James did this onsight in low top sneakers in about 90 seconds!
Peakology - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Slighty challenging
Codyboii - TR - 30/May/10

Top slab is easy but bold. Loved every second of this, despite the rain kicking in for the last few moves.
bigdrew - Lead β - 03/May/10 with Reuben

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with dave saxby

Milne - TR O/S - 28/Apr/10 with dave saxby

Very exposed and the last part is really really run out with alot of drag, need half ropes really. although nice climb, would not want to do it again because o exposed scary run out.
frume - Lead - 14/Apr/10 with Rory Juss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/09

Very green but lots of pockets on the bottom half, final sketchy move was very committing - a hard mantle relying on a left foot smear.
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 07/May/09 with Dom

Green but easy bottom slab. Stepping out onto the top wall was great fun. The final move was sketchy even with the big gear (could have done with size larger cam)...but easily escapable.
Peakology - Lead - 07/May/09 with cat

VS??? Blind mans crack at Vdiff was harder. You may as well ignore the grades for most routes on this crag
monkey1 - Lead - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

nienke - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Adam Young

oi_now - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 24/Mar/08

thrutch - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

Harder and bolder than you might expect? Looks hard and bold, but is actually quite easy and not so bold (well except the final boulder problem which is protectable with big gear)
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Jaime

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Clare and Reuben

Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Pilch

aulda - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Dave S

cem - 2nd - 20/Aug/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/May/05 with Alex Gaastra

Alfredo - Lead - Nov/04

SteveM - Lead - 09/Jul/04 with Cogie

Hidden - 2nd - May/04

hedgehog77 - Lead - 05/Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/03

Not enough gear!
Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/03 with Christina Ennis & Louise Burness

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 17/Sep/02 with V. Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/02

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02 with C. Parfitt

Budge - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/00 with Rich

alan moore - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/May/98 with jon

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1995

Marti999 - Solo - Jun/94 with lorna

goi.ashmore - Solo - 15/Jun/90

Iain Thow - TR - 09/May/90 with Paul Whatley

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/90 with Tony Green

andrew300169 - 1990

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/85

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/85

Nigel Bond - Lead - 08/Apr/84 with Charlie Leverton

RichardMc - 26/Jun/82 with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 06/Jun/82 with Charlie Leverton

mikej - Solo - 27/Feb/71 with E

Andy Say - 2nd - 1968

mikej - Lead - 02/Sep/67 with Nigel Sumner

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