Rockfax Description
The right-hand corner of the alcove is worthwhile, giving enjoyable bridging, marred only by the polished holds. Exit left. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Johnson, Dave Mellor 1960

GermanAlex 20/Sep Lead O/S

Has clearly been given a clean, thank you to whoever did it for investing the time (and probably put new tat & a maillon on the tree)! You're my personal hero. The climb is an unsung gem, maybe the best HS on Peak limestone? Thought it was low in the grade for HS (sic).

with Gareth
nrhardy 28/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul Lead O/S
gavinpeach 12/Jun 2nd O/S
with Hellen
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Alex Thompson 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Textbook limestone corner climb. Few polished footholds, but I've seen worse.

with Jam
Jam_sandwich 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
keith leonard 03/Jun/14 Lead
Robin Nichols 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
djones66 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Good route despite being very shiny. Would have been first-class when cleaner and frictionier. Good gear all the way.

with Stve mc D
JHiley 09/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Fran
franhammond92 09/Jul/13 Lead β

Took me a while to work out, The top is an overgrown mess but overall a good route.

Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 01/Jul/13 2nd
Joey C 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 2nd
Ben T@ylor 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Seconded for Alex. Belayed from a large hawthorn right at the back. Good bridging.

with Alex wright
detritus 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice bridging climb. Several ledges allow hands off time. No pro for the last 15 feet or so. Watch for the mid way alcove jug filled with raven poo.

JHiley 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Carla
CRiddiford 05/Sep/12 2nd
with Jem
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
john_ni 27/Jun/12 2nd

bit weedy after the wet spring, needs more ascents

Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Ace, lovely bridging

Hidden 20/Jun/12 2nd O/S
augustus trout 13/May/12 2nd
with Jo Sayers, Mark Furniss
Becky E 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

The moves aren't hard, but the polish means you can't trust your feet not to slip off anything. Fortunately well protected.

with Rosa Vilaseca
shouter 21/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
ColinD 09/Apr/11 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 28/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Oceanic 30/Aug/10 -
Panda 30/Aug/10 2nd
GrantB 15/Aug/10 -
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
hellboundblr 15/May/10 Lead
with Danny Smudge
freemanTom 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Davies
daviesp2 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Tom
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Simon Caldwell 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Not that polished, and probably only HS 4b (and not high in the grade at that). A good route. But is it really supposed to finish up the wide crack as per the topos in both Rockfax and BMC guides? Seemed much harder than the rest, and the polish was all on the groove on the left and the rib between.

with Carmen
Gustav 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Owen
LakesWinter 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S

A good climb, better than Ash Crack.

with Bisanth
Cake 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Jon
wheelo 02/Jul/09 Lead
with chris
bjlsmith 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Paul and SMC
dashitboarder 03/Aug/08 2nd
with Dad
Dinger 30/Jul/08 TR

Top-roped for speed due to late hour and inability to second the 5c my partner had just led.

jadm2 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 02/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Brown 29/May/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
morganator 09/May/08 Lead O/S
with Peter Folkman
Nicos 09/Apr/08 Lead O/S
MD 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Silvain
Hidden 19/Jul/06 2nd O/S
colin milton 07/Jul/06 2nd
Howard J 13/Jul/04 2nd
with Richard Bonheyo
FrankW 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Lou
Pero 15/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Rich Malcolm 02/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with Rich Hewitt
Hidden 17/Jan/98 Lead
steve prior ?/Jun/97 Lead
with Roz C
Ian Archer 12/Jun/96 Lead
Chris Ellis 16/Jul/95 2nd
with Ian Clayton
malc 01/May/94 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/93 -
Iain Thow 12/Mar/93 Lead

Felt easier than Ash Crack

with Christine King
Roget ??/1992 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/89 Lead

Excellent route, worth ***

with Debbie Wilkinson
John Marsland 11/Jun/88 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/87 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Oct/85 2nd
with Richard O'Meara
andy gittins ??/1985 -
John Marsland 12/Sep/82 Lead
with George Rae and Alan
Gordon Stainforth 12/Sep/82 Lead
with John Edwards
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
andy tetsill ?/Oct/80 AltLd
with Whitehall Course
Bruce Kerr 04/Apr/80 2nd
with Dave Page
Nevil ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/77 AltLd O/S
Mark Kemball 13/Feb/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Hidden 30/Jan/77 -
rogerskews ??/1977 -
with Various
Rob Davies 21/Nov/76 Lead
with Steve Troop (CUMC)
Derek Ryden ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
Nigel Bond 02/Nov/75 Lead
with Andy Brown
mikej 20/Jan/74 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden ??/1974 Lead
tapley 16/Jul/72 -
with Dave Hearnshaw
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