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, Stonnis Allstars.

Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
Rebecca North 06/Jun 2nd dog

Didn't feel well. Fun climb with good slab and bold moves at the top.

with Thecoastalroute, tim
Thecoastalroute 06/Jun Lead dog

Top roped the last slab - no gear! Somewhat bold, and the hardest moves are at the end.

amccann 27/Mar Solo O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 27/Mar Solo O/S
with speedy
Hidden 12/Sep/14 2nd rpt
AshBash 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo rpt
hipyhop 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Quick repeat for Black Rocks the Movie

with Cherelle
Matt Smith 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
dantheoptimist 27/Jul/14 2nd
with Alyssa, Henry Gollop
alyssan 27/Jul/14 2nd
Angus Taylor 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
loco wilko ?/Jun/14 Lead
hipyhop 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with cheque
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
pearson9596 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead
ERH ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Alex.M-M. 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 22/May/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald
Theeni 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 06/May/13 2nd β
davewsargent 17/Apr/13 2nd
with paul t
dan_blair87 ??/2013 Lead
mapperley samurai 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

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.

Hidden 25/Jul/12 TR O/S
Mr. K 19/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Pete left the massive cam clipped to gear before setting off up the upper slab. He regretted that!

Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Lunar25 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
Alkis 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Nawrat
jtree03 14/May/11 2nd
with Brother Al
Col Kingshott 14/May/11 Lead O/S
bikergirl88 29/Apr/11 2nd
colin milton 23/Apr/11 Lead
with martin
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead β
oddessy_uk 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S

simple easy climbing until the bold finish

with Bruiser
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf
bigdrew 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Lower section was really dirty but the slab was clean. Two pidgens hiding in top break gave me a fright!

with Micheal
Ander 25/Jul/10 Lead

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.

thomb 17/Jul/10 Lead

Do take a piece of very large gear to protect the final slab - soloing the top 2/3 of the route was rather tenuous!

with Maddy
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd dnf
frankcp87 02/Jun/10 Lead dnf
with Chris Greenwood
Graeme Hammond 31/May/10 Lead O/S

no gear for me after the traverse leaving a very large run out which felt like a HVS 4b, nice though

with Pete aka Dad
Peakology 30/May/10 Lead O/S

lead with James and big Moley. James did this onsight in low top sneakers in about 90 seconds!

Codyboii 30/May/10 TR

Slighty challenging

bigdrew 03/May/10 Lead β

Top slab is easy but bold. Loved every second of this, despite the rain kicking in for the last few moves.

with Reuben
Sarah Brookes 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Milne 28/Apr/10 TR O/S
frume 14/Apr/10 Lead

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.

Hidden 04/Jul/09 2nd rpt
Chalky Cat 07/May/09 2nd O/S

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.

with Dom
Peakology 07/May/09 Lead

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.

with cat
monkey1 05/Apr/09 Lead

VS??? Blind mans crack at Vdiff was harder. You may as well ignore the grades for most routes on this crag

Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
nienke 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Adam Young
oi_now 30/Jun/08 -
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/08 Solo
thrutch ??/2008 -
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
crossdressingrodney 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

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)

with Jaime
Sankey 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Clare and Reuben
Pilch 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ed
EdShep 06/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
aulda 09/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Dave S
cem 20/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/05 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Si dH 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with Alex Gaastra
Alfredo ?/Nov/04 Lead
SteveM 09/Jul/04 Lead
with Cogie
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd
hedgehog77 05/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/03 2nd O/S
Different Steve ?/May/03 Lead O/S

Not enough gear!

with Christina Ennis & Louise Burness
DerwentDiluted 17/Sep/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
Hidden 12/Aug/02 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with C. Parfitt
Budge 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Rich
alan moore ??/2000 -
Roget 08/May/98 Lead O/S
with jon
Martyn ??/1995 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?/Jun/94 Solo
with lorna
goi.ashmore 15/Jun/90 Solo
Iain Thow 09/May/90 TR
with Paul Whatley
Ian Archer 06/Mar/90 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ?/Oct/85 2nd
charlesmfrench 02/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 08/Apr/84 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
RichardMc 26/Jun/82 -
with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead
Nigel Bond 06/Jun/82 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
mikej 27/Feb/71 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1968 2nd
mikej 02/Sep/67 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
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