Rockfax Description
6m. The arete of the block is a bold little number. © Rockfax

FA. R Desmond-Stevens 1945

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Hidden 21/Jun 2nd RP
g1m147 26/Apr Lead
bantamdave 26/Apr Lead O/S

Great problem

with Roger B
Hidden 26/Apr 2nd
LakesWinter 24/Apr/14 Lead
with Cake
Cake 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Matt
Davey569 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Mark Collins 11/Dec/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
dja 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jasonpm 21/Jul/12 2nd
with Steve IMC
Mike Turner 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 15/Jul/12 2nd
Double Knee Bar 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Within seconds of topping out the heavens opened and suddenly I found myself under 5' of water. I was in a strange situation where I could safely swim down the crag and retrieve my gear. Much to the amusement of Mr Bond who chuckled from the shelter of a nearby cave as I risked a 2000,000, V shock from Thor.

with TomBond
lizzyb 28/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Felt like an elegant crux move (the one referred to as particularly perplexing/not well protected), slid down when almost through the move but messed up balance pushing to far back rather than straight up on left leg not quite reaching hight enough up to the break to stop the slide.

Hidden ??/2012 -
razzorbuzz 01/Aug/11 TR O/S
Jim Malo 24/Jul/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
biobuild 25/May/11 2nd O/S
marcoleptic 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with John Shaw
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Rich Kay 10/Apr/11 Lead
PeteWilson 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Ben Hollands 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb, tentative footwork

with Wendy Anderson
donkster 02/May/10 2nd rpt
with ben
cooper leek 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with donk
Sparky!!!3 24/Apr/10 Lead
NeilGriffiths 18/Apr/10 -
with Adam
A Crook 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
donkster 21/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
donkster 14/Feb/10 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
Ian Archer 27/Sep/09 TR O/S

good, reachy moves - i'm 5ft 8

Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead
tomparrott 12/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
axeman 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

lovely little climb

with grace
donkster 24/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with mark
Mark Dennison 13/Apr/09 Lead
PaulGreenhead 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kirsty
Kirsty 12/Apr/09 2nd
Rob84 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Drew
hembug 07/Mar/09 2nd
with niell
zard 07/Mar/09 TR O/S

Needed some working, but not too bad

Mark D 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Petr Klus
Hidden 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
JCB42 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Katy Madden
petellis 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
steveP 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Towns
DanT 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
mmalbon 19/Jun/08 TR

Enjoyed this one - found it quite easy for 4c.

with Mick
Souljah 15/Jun/08 Lead

Went for the solo but bottled the 'pop' up the slab and put a rope on, nice lil route.

with Phill
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Tom Last 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Nice climb

with Caroline and Cordelia
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
gazbonutter 28/Aug/07 TR

Couldn't have led this safely myself - need to work on confidence in my footwork!

with Mark + Vanessa
bobpilgrem 19/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Bob/Nic
bobpilgrem 01/Jun/07 TR
Marvino 05/May/07 Lead

A really nice little climb.

with Jamie
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
colin milton 13/Jul/06 Lead
D Berry 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Neil Henson ??/2006 2nd

A lot easier once you have found the hidden hold.

with Mark Collins
Hidden 18/Jul/04 Lead
FrankW 15/May/04 Lead O/S
with Peter T, Joe
r0b 28/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Chesh ??/2004 Lead
with Sparky
Stig 15/Nov/03 2nd O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Andy Clarke 21/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 12/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Gus ??/2002 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Brazzer ?/Sep/99 2nd O/S
with Ben Williams
antroy 10/May/99 Lead
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo rpt
with Jamie Lillieman
smudge 14/Jul/97 Solo O/S
babymoac 13/Jul/97 2nd
with Chris F
craig h 06/Apr/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/96 Lead O/S
smudge 02/Jun/96 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Duncan DS
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/96 Lead
with Richard Bower
alan moore ??/1996 -
Hidden 15/Jun/95 Lead
stokienomad 20/May/95 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/95 Lead
Iain Thow 16/Apr/93 Solo
goi.ashmore 12/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
SimonN 22/May/91 Lead
Rob Davies 01/May/91 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/90 Lead
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 01/Mar/90 Lead rpt

The Three Stooges would have climbed this with less fuss

with Phil Ashton, Neil Hyde
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Babika 09/Jul/89 2nd
with Mark Jones
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Sep/86 Lead
with Chris S
Hidden 21/Jul/84 Solo
Ken Taylor 20/May/83 Lead
with Ros
uphillnow ??/1980 Solo
mikej 26/Aug/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, stvey, Hidden, Chewie
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