Rockfax Description
16m Climb through a notch in the overhang then continue up the front of the buttress to a ledge. Above this the climbing is steeper, harder and bolder. © Rockfax

FA. late 1950s 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Paul Hy 17/Sep Lead O/S
with Sam P
Sam P 17/Sep 2nd
dannyboy83 09/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jul 2nd O/S
Aniushka 18/Jul 2nd

Peak District

with Zoe Pickering, Pixie-SshAndy
FlavioL1989 06/Jun Solo O/S
jack_44 ?/Jun Lead O/S
max_chan 25/May Lead O/S
with Jen - PCC
jshields 10/May Lead
with Mike Irwin, Tony Fidler
TonyF 10/May Lead O/S
with Mike Irwing, John Shields
Hidden 26/Apr Lead O/S
rob 528 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
slab_happy 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Hilary
johnself1603 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
andyclimber 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Angeline 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S

The second part was really intimidating without any good handholds; Andy very helpfully pointed out some nice footholds. Kinda rolled up to the top at the end...

with Andy
will_benfold 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 31/May/14 2nd
with Sam Riley
AndyPagett 26/May/14 2nd O/S

After much investigation within the undergrowth, two pleasing jug holds arelocated, enabling a graunchy and exciting pull on to the start of this fine adventure. Completing the rockover with a large heather plant caressing ones face adds to the excitement and makes the arrival at 'heather gully' all the more welcome. Here, easy climbing give plenty opportunity to observe the many species of plant and animal life residing within the route. At this time of year many different caterpillars adorn the foliage meaning that one is never short of something to take ones mind of the frankly dreadful climbing at this point. After 12 metres a rock climb appears as if from nowhere, and the foliage parts to give way to a somewhat elevated boulder problem. Delightful and balancy climbing leads to the top of the route, but sadly it is all over too soon and leaves one wishing that the whole route had been like that. 3 stars. Classic.

jonhowson 26/May/14 Lead O/S

The bottom section is a scramble, though the heather gulley that frames the climb invites you up. There's not much gear for the top section but the moves are all there and not so bad.

Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/14 2nd
Simonj 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Paul
cellomonkey1 11/Apr/14 TR O/S

should have took a trowel! top slab was thin. very enjoyable though.

with Simon
Matt Harmon 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Anna duckett 30/Mar/14 Lead
Melanie Parkin 27/Sep/13 Lead rpt
khalidq 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
khalidq 27/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Melanie Parkin 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
FrankBooth 08/Sep/13 2nd
leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead dog
gpcomps 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark L
MarkLoveday 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
timmyhobby 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
warrygallace ?/Jun/13 2nd
with dave (Amy's dad)
Chris Manasseh 19/May/13 Lead
with Anne Orde
Hidden 14/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
JonnySchofield 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
David Kay 04/Sep/12 2nd
Batt 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Shame it's not all like the top bit

Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Steve J P 20/May/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 20/May/12 Lead
with sp
Hidden 14/Apr/12 TR
bobpilgrem 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Bob/Nic
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
Ross.Cooper 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Nice overhang with bad-ass heel hook at start and bold finish :)

robinmuzette 15/Jan/12 2nd
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
GC 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Cool overhang at the start, easy through the undergrowth and then a bold technical finish.

with Peter Williams
Nigel Bond 24/Aug/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
climbingsteph 31/Jul/11 2nd dog

A tricky beginning wiht the overhang. then a breeze right up to the end part which was very difficult for me.

Different Steve 16/Jul/11 Lead dog

Oops. Minor whipper taken off of damp holds on the upper slab.

with Jeremy, Eddie Webster
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jwpil 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with James h
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd
peeturd 05/Jun/11 -
Deano100 04/Jun/11 2nd
Bobling 04/Jun/11 Lead

First lead of the trip.

with Dean, Rob H
iwebster59017 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Kirsty810202 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Marvino 19/Apr/11 Lead

The top section definitely makes the climb worthwhile

Gary A S 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Lofty
kermit_uk 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
SteWatkins ?/Mar/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
jamests99 ??/2011 -
with Jase
ragabond007 ??/2011 Lead

heathery at the bottom, commiting top out

Hidden ??/2011 Lead
matt0759 09/Oct/10 2nd
with JamesA
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead dog
thebullmaster 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Hayley
sharon lannie 12/Sep/10 2nd
Peeley.b 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Kev lead followed by Mark then me, nice delicate moves over the head wall.

with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
krikoman 05/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dja 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Spidermunkie 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Bernie Wylde 23/May/10 -
Shad 23/May/10 Lead
Jon Dittman 23/May/10 2nd
dishevelled ?/May/10 2nd O/S
cooper leek 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with dennis, crucko
Andy Clarke 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
Happy Wanderer 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ken T
Rob Davies 01/May/09 2nd rpt
with Mark ?, Jonah Jones
Trobbo 12/Apr/09 2nd
with martin bennett
Peter Drake 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 14/Mar/09 2nd O/S
nathanroberts89 ?/Feb/09 TR

Did not complete the crux due to position of pulley. I think probably 4a moves on the top slab as crux was last move

Danhan ??/2009 -
Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Pilch 11/Oct/08 Lead

good moves at the top, poor gear, but apparently i missed a good cam placement, which would have protected the crux

with Graham
DanT 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

James's Lead

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
EAYL 26/Sep/07 Lead
with LMB
gravity 08/Sep/07 TR
with Caroline
mic_b 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Fruitcake 72
davek 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Larson
KeithW 24/Jun/06 2nd O/S

No way is that final slab 4b! More like 5a & no gear

with Corky
Marvino 25/Apr/06 Lead dnf

Dodged the top slab by moving round to left arete then back right

with Darren
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 09/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
Chesh ?/Jun/04 Lead
with Phil B
donkster ??/2004 Lead O/S
with trigg
Simon Caldwell 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Alaric 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Neil, Karen B, Bruce M
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
D Berry 21/Jul/02 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
platt2000 ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hedley 26/Aug/01 2nd O/S
with Steve Runnacles
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Jon n Clare
D Berry 27/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Hidden 30/Oct/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/98 2nd
stokienomad 16/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jul/96 Lead
brady ??/1996 Lead
with John Cameron
alan moore ??/1996 -
Scott McRae 15/May/93 Lead β

worth a star at least

with Steve Jones
Scott McRae ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S

Delicate and exciting finish indeed!

with Steve Jones
Rob Davies 01/Jun/91 Lead rpt
with Mike Papworth
Hidden 15/Sep/90 Lead
Roget 07/Aug/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 14/Oct/87 Lead
with Simon Lee
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Sep/87 Lead
with whitehall instructing
RichardMc 05/Sep/76 2nd
with Tony Williams
Rob Davies 18/Jan/75 Lead
with Joseph Cullen (ICMC)
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 03/May/70 2nd
with John Bickerdyke
oldmanofmow ??/1956 -
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