Rockfax Description
A fine route with good climbing and a reachy couple of moves just before easy ground is gained. The best route on the crag - possibly. Make sure to take a decent sized rack especially if you intend to do it as a single pitch. Start under the soaring groove.
1) 4c 12m. Follow the small groove to a stance on the ledge.
2) 5a, 30m. Climb the well-defined groove-line running up the left side of the main face. © Rockfax

FA. Clive Rowland, Paul Nunn 1964

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Hidden 26/Sep Lead O/S
Ross88 20/Sep AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

with Pete Dollman, Sammi Rogers
Hidden 13/Sep 2nd dog
john lynch 13/Sep Lead
with Bethan D
ChrisBrooke 06/Sep Lead O/S

As one long pitch. Spaffed my whole rack in it - take plenty of wires (and quickdraws)! Felt nervy with the occasional polish, loose stuff and general sustained nature of it. Never felt scared or like I was going to fall off as the climbing is never hard, but a low level sense of 'I hope I get out of this alive'. Great to be back on Peak limestone :)

with Duncan Bell
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Sep 2nd O/S
with Steve Sylvester
BTphonehome 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Tony
tmawer 30/Aug 2nd rpt
with Bram
cdpuk 16/Aug AltLd O/S


with Peter Neden
James Lowe 08/Aug AltLd O/S
with Fran
franhammond92 08/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2. Lovely jugs just where you want them and enjoyably technical.

chrisallan 04/Aug AltLd O/S
theotherpetehill 04/Aug AltLd O/S
robgixer 25/Jul Lead O/S
pulseroom 23/Jul 2nd
Deezel65 21/Jul Lead O/S

Top end of the grade, never pumpy, enough gear but still managed to feel pretty scary

cragtyke 21/Jul 2nd
with Ross
Hidden 11/Jul AltLd
planetmarshall 11/Jul Lead O/S
with Clive Betteridge
CharlieMack 10/Jul AltLd O/S
with Joe Salter
DanChad 25/Jun AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch. Awesome climbing the whole way up the groove!

with Paul Deane
jon_gill1 25/Jun Lead O/S

A superb route and quite sustained and tricky for the grade but excellent climbing throughout!Glad to have a couple of grades in hand though.

with laura harris
Jackwd 25/Jun 2nd O/S
charley 25/Jun Lead O/S

Great climb, one long pitch - nice & sustained all the way up...

with JackD
gavinpeach 12/Jun Lead O/S
with Hellen
Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
kushan.vyas ?/Jun Lead O/S
Milne 10/May Lead O/S

Nails for the grade, harder than original route on high tor. Superb though.

with sarah.
Sarah Brookes 10/May 2nd O/S

Hard if you're a dwarf!!!beefy, butch,never ending, reachy but superb!

with milne
Liamg20025 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

PaulFidler 06/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
FlavioL1989 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Rob Edwards
Hidden 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd
Jim Slater 03/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Aline 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Good route but definitely got a few interesting cruxes in and the polished limestone just makes it that bit more interesting.

with Maia, Jim Slater
georgenvk 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch

with shouter
Hidden 23/Jul/14 AltLd
max_chan 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2 Didn't think the polish was too bad.

vanderz 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jmills94 12/Jun/14 -

p2 only, pretty sustained hvs with good holds (and finger jams!!) arriving just where you need them. found a lot of pulling required on this as i am just too scared to trust my feet on polished limestone bridging.

with colin
Hoyes 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
deacondeacon 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

led pitch 2

the power 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S


with deacon
ColinD 03/Jun/14 Lead
with Frida Heilert
Fred_Richard 28/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd
admackie 08/Aug/13 AltLd
with adrian, rob
pbuggy91 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

DanielGyi 07/Aug/13 2nd dog

Just slipped off a polished foothold and took clumps of grass down with me. Almost landed on top of Verity. Should have got it clean really but not too bothered.

Fragmod 07/Aug/13 Lead
hlegge 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Linked both pitches, absolutely loved it, bit polished sadly

with Dan Gyi
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
djones66 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent route - just what I was hoping to find at Ravensdale (not like Medusa...). Might be a 3star route if it weren't for the polish. Interest sustained throughout P2, but there are enough rests/semi-rests that it doesn't get particularly pumpy. Do it before it gets even shinier.

with Stve mc D
ashtond6 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Sustained interest throughout, good situations too.

with Tom Woods
alp79 14/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd dog
sting 13/Jul/13 AltLd
with kwaidy
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
JHiley 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

One big pitch, tiring.

with Zuzana
Dave Reeve 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Polished footholds and worn gear slots make this a tougher proposition than it sounds

with Tony Payne
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Wayne S 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
James Oakes 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, would probably be better too run both pitches into one.

robblowen 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Wayne
Bill Lawrence 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with oaksi2
stoo2k 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Mike Hegarty 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Stu Owen
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead
Lunar25 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
john lynch 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

P2. great feature all the way.

with Lewis Andrew
eburki1 18/Oct/12 Lead dog

lead 1st pitch fell from 2nd while on 2nd

jayrenegade 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Excelent route.

with Prav
Jake Young 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Jake
CRiddiford 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Jem
Hidden 18/Aug/12 AltLd
Julesthe1st 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Found it tough but a really superb climb!

with Mike
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
nick ferro 28/Jul/12 -
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd
Alex@home 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

did in 1 pitch. very pleasant. felt pretty easy for hvs tho

with The Doctor
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S
chrism225 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with andy j, anna D
andybirtwistle 22/May/12 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
Hardcore Pat 20/May/12 Lead O/S

All in one pitch

with Sir William of pettitsmith
cragtyke 07/Apr/12 AltLd

led P2

with john g
sopaz 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S


admackie ??/2012 -
neilh ??/2012 -
Anna duckett ??/2012 2nd
with Chris Middleton
timmyhobby 16/Nov/11 AltLd

1st pitch

with saul
tsjx 30/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Dave P led first pitch (4c?), I led second pitch (5a).

Will Hunt 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Quite interesting.

Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
jamesgodwin64 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chiris Fox
caradoc 03/Jul/11 AltLd

continuously interesting

with john b
Simon Davenport 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
Mr. K 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2, excellent value for HVS, glad I took a handful of extra quickdraws!

disturbed_one51 04/Jun/11 AltLd

lead 2nd pitch

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead P1

Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
roofus 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Tim Brookes 15/May/11 Lead
madasten 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

Miq 1st pitch, me second pitch. Nice!

with Miquel
ColinD 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, a secretive route indeed.

mark20 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
bigdrew 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

with Mark R
thomasadixon 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S

V nice, very sustained but never very hard. In one pitch.

with Mike
Hidden ??/2011 -
NB Pixel 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Limestone is evil. Found this route ok but awkward on 1st pitch.

with Richard Haszko
Dizz 26/Sep/10 Lead

Good value at HVS 5A!

with Simon P
masa-alpin 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Straightforward line, but not straightforward moves! I did not want to finger-jam at the crux as two fingers were bleeding from the previous route, so had to think. Good and technical route with sustained interests.

with Graham R
smudge 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Did it as one pitch, excellent climb.

with John St Leger
rob1 05/Sep/10 AltLd
with Alex Wellings
joese7en 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

led the first pitch this time, but didn't feel too with it on either pitch

with Jim
Jim Slater 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

JRae 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, superb!

with Alan
Alex Thompson 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Was gonna alt leads, but got to the end of 1st pitch and was enjoying it too much to stop... so ran out of QDs before the top!

with Ben Hull
Birdo 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jenny Brown
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

ACE led the second pitch. The first pitch is good too making for an excellent climb!!!

Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Jeno ?/Jun/10 -
with Dave Bird, Matt Bird
peter myers ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mat Dalby
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd O/S
decs 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

One long pitch.

with Tim, Bart
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tom.e 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
bullwinkle 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with decs, Bart
nickcanute ??/2010 -
rich_hw ??/2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch (4c), Ken led 2nd pitch (5a)

with Ken T
Ketu 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Second pitch

with Nigel
tri-nitro-toulumne 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Rob Truckle
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Kirill 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

did it in one pitch

cem 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with mark
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd RP
Hidden 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 30/Jun/09 AltLd
duzinga 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

lead p1.

with Pete
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Adam1973 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Big Ian
Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

me 4c Dave 5a

with Dave Law
DannyK 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Christos
MD 12/Apr/09 AltLd
with Misha
Misha 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mark sadler ??/2009 AltLd
Sankey 27/Sep/08 AltLd

L P1

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

P1 (4c) - 2nd; P2 (5a) - lead

with Stephen
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Daxman ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Lovely crag amazing scenery. lead the 1st pitch then watched the kestrals flying around below me while belaying Rick on 2nd pitch. All in all an amazing climb!

with Rick Clapham
gazfellows ?/Jun/08 2nd
with shaun d
Ben1983 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
morganator 09/May/08 Lead O/S
with Peter Folkman
Sam W 05/May/08 AltLd
with Carl Reilly
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
jimsrankin ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mel
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Different Steve 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Nick Willis & John Buchan
Different Steve 02/Jun/07 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Simon Curtis
Luke Brooks 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/07 2nd
Nicos 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 AltLd O/S

Seconded 1st pitch (4c) after narrowly avoiding being hit by a large chunk of rock that Simon pulled off. Led the 2nd pitch (5a).

with SJD
Martin Haworth ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Richard
cem 06/Aug/06 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Sally Dipple
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 31/Jul/05 AltLd

Simon led first pitch, I did second (5a)

Stig 10/May/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

first route at ravensdale. good but enjoyed purple haze more i think. saw a kingfisher on the walk up to the crag.

with Tony Holdsworth
cem 22/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/04 AltLd dog
Hidden 17/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Phill Mitch ??/2003 Lead O/S
with john d
kato'sdad 27/Jun/01 AltLd
RobSimmo 27/Jun/01 AltLd
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Brian Rodgers ?/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Helen Rea
Stoney Boy 11/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Duncan Cundy
Budge 14/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
with Mike Oates
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 24/Apr/97 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch. 1st pitch led previously in 1996

with Richard Bower
Chris Ellis 20/Apr/97 2nd
with Louise Pellett
Trobbo 18/Apr/97 AltLd
with john blower
Andy Say 28/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Roget 30/Mar/96 Lead O/S
colin milton 19/Jul/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 16/Jul/94 2nd O/S
leathers 10/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Ron Caves
Guy ??/1993 -
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Rob Davies 25/May/91 Lead
with Angus McLean
RichardMc 05/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
John Marsland 05/Aug/89 2nd
with Allen Newby
dodders 14/Jun/88 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
simon parish ??/1987 AltLd

led 1st pitch - 4c

Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/85 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
charlesmfrench 12/Sep/82 AltLd O/S


Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
tapley 29/Jul/81 Lead
with Dave Kent
Nic Robinson 25/Jun/81 Solo
Chris Terrey 12/Mar/81 AltLd
with Richard Langthorpe, Gerry Dunford
Hidden 07/Mar/81 Lead
Rob Davies 12/Jul/80 Lead

Started raining on P2, so had to get a move on

with Mike Papworth
Hidden 05/Apr/80 Lead
Nevil ??/1980 Lead
Nigel Bond 21/Jul/79 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden ?/Jun/79 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 13/Feb/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Rob Davies 21/Nov/76 Lead dnf

P1 only

with Steve Troop (CUMC)
Dave Musgrove 18/May/74 AltLd
mikej 04/Sep/71 Lead
with E
uphillnow ??/1970 -
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