Rockfax Description
8m. The th(r)uggish crack splitting the steep wall. Short-lived. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Revenge List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, WideBoyz Crack School.

Lenny 15/Oct Lead O/S
with Chris
Gudge 15/Oct 2nd O/S
Dogwood 27/Aug Lead O/S

Enjoyable, only used two jams though so maybe not the 'jamming test piece' I expected

djones66 12/Aug 2nd O/S

Good harmless fun.

with Stve mc D
Louishmouis 09/Aug Solo O/S
with Dad
R0bbie 09/Aug Lead O/S
with Taba
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May Lead
Andrew Abraham 10/May 2nd O/S
slab_happy 02/Apr Lead dnf

Focused too much on the jamming, failed to notice a critical hold outside the crack, forearms died. First trad leader fall, onto gear which proved bomber.

with Liam
slab_happy 02/Apr 2nd dog

Floundered my way up with arms still wrecked. Amazing route.

with Liam
John Higgs 19/Mar Lead O/S
with Caitlin Bell
BareBears 24/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Joe Cresswell, Dale
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 Lead O/S

Perfect jams, perfect gear. Grr Thrug it up!

with Gavin Pownall
gavster 21/May/14 2nd

nice scrap ! on really good jams

with kev
gavinpeach 15/May/14 Lead O/S

VS 4c in the BMC guide which is probably fair although I imagine it would feel HVS if you can't jam. Nice route though.

with Max Pendleton
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
TobyA 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

VS in the book we had, but happy to take the HVS tick!

with Tony B
TonyB 02/Feb/14 2nd
with Toby
Jack93 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
James12389 24/Nov/13 2nd
JoshT 24/Nov/13 2nd
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Need to get better at jamming. Managed to fight my way up, but paid for it in flesh.

with Emily
Jordanh031 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead dog
cem 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt

A repeat but I'd not led it before

dionisys 08/Sep/13 Lead

great climb on nice jams!

with vanderz
Karl Wooffindin 26/Aug/13 Lead

Excellent. Soft at VS.

with Andrew Deacon
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Too tired after long day of cragging, fell about 3/4 way up and nothing left in the tank.

with Simon Phillips
kermit_uk 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Michelle
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead dog
rob 528 ?/Jun/13 Lead β
thomaspomfrett 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Pat Brien
Calder 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Mark
Diggler 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
RichyBOYY 05/Mar/13 Lead
Robnort 02/Mar/13 TR RP
with ellie Bromage, adam clemence, paul clauston
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR RP
saffy ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
joeflan 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lukebowman551 22/Sep/12 2nd β
with Craig Shelley
lukebowman551 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf
with Craig Shelley
Robnort 16/Sep/12 TR RP
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR dog
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
method 04/Sep/12 AltLd dog

Paul got 2/3 up with his attempt; I got a bit further; Andy topped out and dragged us up. Paul lost a wire to the rock.

with Andy (mynydd), Paul (mynydd)
Andy Hardy 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Upper crack damp/green. I turned up as Paul and John were thinking of TRing after the O/S attempt, so was offered the 'lead' (only had to place 1 more bit of gear + I'd done it before so it went OK)

dsgarner 25/Aug/12 TR dog
Robnort 24/Aug/12 TR dog
Hillson 22/May/12 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 13/May/12 Lead

again, very windy and cold, strenuous little brute of a route!

with Andrew Graham
Jonny Nick 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Felt pretty steady for VS, good jug before the finish made it simple. Without the jug would make the route HVS.

TM_Horton 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Steffen Cruz 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
hotfeet 07/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
littleluke ?/Aug/11 2nd
fatbuoybazza 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mes32 23/Jul/11 2nd
chrisallan 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
mullermn 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

My first grit HVS lead (if you call it HVS..). Found it hard and sustained, but this is possibly more due to me having done very little climbing this year, especially on grit, rather than the route itself.

Chris Sansum 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nathaelle Bouttes
Kylie 02/Jul/11 2nd dog

Tough, my jamming technique was not up to the challenge! Sat on the rope to rest and get some gear.

Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

shame the crack was a bit wet which made it a bit harder but probably still only VS. Like to do it again in the dry

with Becky E
Becky E 26/Jun/11 2nd

Didn't fall off or rest, but definitely a tight rope.

JEP 21/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
clive-greenwood 21/May/11 2nd
with rob, Dave Clarke
John Elliott 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Doug Allen
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rich Kay 10/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Two attempts,dropped off on last jam :(

najki_2000 10/Apr/11 2nd β

laybacked, cos I cant jam, had to think about footholds at the crux move to a good hold, nice climb

with Chris Rose
Pete Graham 19/Jan/11 Lead


with Ben Silvestre
donkster 06/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with ben, dennis
gingerwolf 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 31/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Made the bottom moves, took whipper on crux sequence on bomber cam. Not 4C by any means but I'd give it VS

Andrew Abraham 25/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with ruthyb, Chris
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ky 02/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Donk
donkster 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with malc, ki, trigg
bobpilgrem 30/Sep/10 TR O/S

Went suprisingly easy on T/R-perfect jams- will be back to lead.

with Bob/Nic
cleetont 25/Sep/10 TR O/S
marclloyd77 12/Sep/10 2nd
Alex Winter 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jiles 23/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Alex Winter
Kelly D 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Climbed it after Rich gave up. Used his gear already placed so not a clean lead, but did complete the lead. Terrifying, but exhilarating.

with dpmUK, Jen
staceyjg 12/Jun/10 2nd

Ewan's first climb of the day.... what a warm up!!

Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd dog
graphiclunarkid 12/Jun/10 Lead dnf

VS 5b in Western Grit. Needed five attempts to do the hard move at the start, which both freaked and wore me out, leaving insufficient fuel in the tank for the sustained top section. Fail!

John Lewis 12/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Ewan
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
arctic_jen 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich
thetradlad 05/Jun/10 TR dog

whichever technique, jamming or laybacking it was bloody hard work!

donkster 03/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg
GF ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
benny_m 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
silhouette 13/Sep/09 Lead dog

Rested on the gear. Better technique next time.

with benny_m
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 Lead RP

took one fall near the top lowered off pulled through ropes and lead clean second try.

with alan taylor
Hidden 01/Aug/09 -
grady ?/Jun/09 2nd
craig d 26/Apr/09 -
with Simon Kincaid
Rob Laird 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike H
mr random 11/Apr/09 2nd dog
with Mike H
dashitboarder 05/Apr/09 2nd rpt
hailtryfan ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bernie
amstel ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Joe
Rob84 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Pumpy but easy for HVS

with Chris & Jack
Chrisstroud162 22/Mar/09 2nd dog

Hand jams all the way, good practice.

with Rob Dyer, Jack Appleby
Hidden 12/Oct/08 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
rob wmc 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Alan
Duncan I 13/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Si Coles
mmalbon 15/Jun/08 TR dnf

Got about 2 thirds of the way up, then my arms gave way - have to try it fresh!

with Mick, Simon and James
dashitboarder 15/Jun/08 TR dog
with Dad
Si dH 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
wayne87thecut 16/Feb/08 Lead dnf
with Quixos
MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Probably VS, rather then HVS

Stig 09/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with Goi
goi.ashmore 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with James Rees
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
donkster 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with ben
cooper leek 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with donk
cem 06/Oct/07 2nd
with David T, Rob Truckle
PanzerHanzler 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Chandler
NickST ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Phil Tucker
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
dan gibson 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Lead
GPN ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Sam Clifford
nige 25/Aug/06 Lead
with sven rowan
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/05 TR O/S
Lizard ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Leon Skeldon
just one more 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with chris nunn
John Marsland ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

As featured in Marek's piccy

Stig 25/May/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ??/2005 Solo
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 18/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden 08/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
Somerset swede basher ??/2004 Lead dog
with Ben Hedley
Tim W ??/2004 Lead
kp64zl ?/Mar/03 Lead dnf
with David H
Neil Curtis 20/Oct/02 2nd
with Glenn Kelly
Gus ??/2002 Lead
petekeron ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/00 2nd
FrankW 27/Feb/00 Lead dog
with Jane T
tlr ?/Oct/98 TR
with Fin and Nick
stokienomad 05/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ??/1998 Lead
with Jon
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Jon Stevens
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jul/97 2nd
with Richard Bower
Jim Brooke 03/May/97 2nd dog
with Rich
alan moore ??/1996 -
Hidden 05/Jun/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 31/May/94 Lead O/S
Roget 14/Jul/91 Solo rpt
Rob Davies ?/Apr/90 2nd
with Mick Moss
Hidden 13/Jan/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Babika 09/Jul/89 2nd
with Pete Collins
Roget ??/1989 2nd O/S
with jim
babymoac 11/Sep/88 Lead

& again later with Jules

with Bob Hunter
charlesmfrench 08/Nov/86 Solo O/S
with Pog
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
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