Rockfax Description
12m. From the arete, trend left and climb the slab, using the eponymous move at least once. Bold in the middle then easing. © Rockfax

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire slab exam, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

steely 14/Oct 2nd O/S
owain-1978 14/Oct Lead O/S
Horton 05/Sep Lead O/S

Run out as f*ck

TomRiddelsdell 05/Sep Solo β
with Alex Horton, Shane Williams, Matt Beals
Louishmouis 09/Aug Solo
with Dad
gGor 25/Jul TR
with Phil Wallam
Hidden 25/Jul TR
jack 9895 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
gavster 21/May/14 Lead
with kev
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 2nd
with Gavin Pownall
hirving 17/May/14 TR O/S

nice climb with a good mantelshelf

quinn sorabjee 17/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17/May/14 TR β
jordangolding 17/May/14 TR O/S
pjames87 19/Apr/14 TR
LukeRobinson 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
Jacob Hodge 95 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
with peter chapman
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 29/Mar/14 Lead

Gear in the 1st break then nothing until the final flake. Very steady after the mantleshelf though.

Hidden 21/Sep/13 TR
cem 14/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Didn't feel happy about it just below half way, so climbed back down again. Felt under the weather all day although I began to get my act together a bit more later on.

Curly Rich 07/Sep/13 2nd

tried the lead couldnt commit followed stuart.BOLD Mantle.

with GMC Stuart
Hidden 09/Aug/13 -
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 TR
quinn sorabjee 26/May/13 -
PeteWilson 05/May/13 Lead rpt

realised id never actually led this, having seconded it twice. nice route

with Richard Hale, Andrew Graham
bobpilgrem 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Rather dirty early season

with Bob/Nic
rob 528 17/Feb/13 -

run out might as well have solo'd it

Hidden ??/2013 Solo
John Holden 14/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Bombed out of leading and wimpered up after Mike, not an auspicious end to the weekend, but good none the less. Very tired now.

with Mike Tinnion
dja 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
RedFox 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

A tad bold.

with Tom K
Dan Geh 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Mantel move felt very committing!

Double Knee Bar 05/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with TomBond
gingerwolf 05/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Glenn
lizzyb 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Mantle is exposed feel with typical peak "rockface is the hold" boldness in the upper sections of the slab.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Alex Winter 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul from Colchester, J. Iles-Smith
Mark Dennison 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Dawn
razzorbuzz 01/Aug/11 TR O/S
Jim Malo 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Putt
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Around900 01/Jul/11 TR O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

I would give this HVS 5a

with John Shaw
PenJD 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S

tricky move, hard to decide between VS and HVS...

Peakpdr 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd β
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Jul/10 -
Double Knee Bar 20/May/10 2nd O/S
with Iain
thrutch 16/May/10 Solo
with nathan
Sparky!!!3 24/Apr/10 Lead
NeilGriffiths 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Dom, Adam
Dom Whillans 18/Apr/10 Lead

first lead of the year... been avoiding walls all winter too. a wee bit of a wobbler to settle my head.

with neil, a.crook
A Crook 18/Apr/10 2nd
donkster 03/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with trigg
JGW ?/Apr/10 2nd
with Matt Tilley
donkster 13/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
natalie28 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed seconding this!!

with matt
donkster 10/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead
Glyn Davidson 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S

I thought this had quite a difficult move for 4a and gear is extremely sparse.

with Ali
Ali H 06/Sep/09 2nd

attempted to lead twice...but too bold...so retreated...

with Glyn
Jim Slater 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

One tricky move well above gear.

with Trevor Wilson
axeman 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

amazing climb, longlong run out from first gear to second, good solid climbing.

with grace
Chris Craggs 06/Aug/09 TR

More like HVS 4c

with Dave Gregory
bennevis 27/Jun/09 TR

Nice climb but not much pro so top roped

with Heather
Rob Davies 12/Jun/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
donkster 24/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with mark
donkster 18/Apr/09 Solo rpt
with DaveNW
bobpilgrem 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

unintentionally did a direct finish- made it feel considerably bolder!

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Dad
donkster 11/Apr/09 Solo rpt
amstel ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Joe
hembug 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with niell
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
JCB42 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Katy Madden
Danhan ??/2009 -
Col Allott 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alexandra Sturrock
steveP 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
DanT 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd O/S
jon bradley 10/May/08 Lead rpt
with Huw Howells
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
quantized 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Poor gear in this one, I had a nice runout

with Tom Buckley
Steve Banham 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Ward
donkster ??/2008 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
gibbo38 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with gibbo21
gibbo21 05/Aug/07 2nd
with paul
bobpilgrem 01/Jun/07 TR
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead
donkster 29/Apr/07 Solo
gaz.marshall 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Stig 18/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Maciek
Mark Collins 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 30/Sep/06 2nd β

The mantelshelf is bold and not particularly easy. Glad I was only seconding this one.

with Mark Collins
Hidden 01/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/06 2nd
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S

Took several hesitant attempts before finally committing to the mantel.

with Kieran
jimshrimp 02/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Brown 06/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
max_chan ??/2004 Lead O/S
with AG
Stig 15/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Retroman3 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Yan
Yourlead 14/Apr/03 TR

Climbed on Shunt

Neil Curtis 14/Sep/02 2nd
with Andy Goddard
Hidden ??/2001 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/00 Lead
lost.arrow 19/Mar/00 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Gus ??/2000 Lead
with various staffs ministers
Laramadness 16/Oct/99 Solo O/S
FrankW 30/May/99 Lead O/S
with Helen B
antroy 10/May/99 Lead
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
rachm2004 18/Oct/97 2nd
with Gill B
Duncan Bourne 15/Mar/96 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1996 -
with paula
alan moore ??/1996 -
brady 09/Sep/95 -
with John Cameron
Hidden 15/Jun/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Solo
OMSKB 05/Sep/93 Solo
goi.ashmore 12/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/92 -
babymoac 19/Apr/92 Solo
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Hidden 27/May/91 TR O/S
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Solo
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Sep/86 2nd
with Tony Morris
Hidden 21/Jul/84 Solo
Nigel Bond 18/Sep/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
RichardMc 13/May/78 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/May/77 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 26/Aug/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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