Rockfax Description
A superb pitch up the thin right-to-left slanting crack system that sprouts from low down on Aladdinsane. Well protected on the hard section and low in the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Evans, Dave Parker 1976. Previously aided.

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
BRoe 25/Sep Lead O/S
ArranLaird 25/Sep 2nd O/S
John Kettle 16/Sep -


Klingon 16/Sep 2nd

1 rest

joe.91 13/Sep Lead O/S

So glad I got on this, first E2 lead (not counting Arcturus on Pavey) in about 4 years. Found very pumpy, doing 5 7c's at longridge the day before didn't help!

Hidden 12/Sep Lead O/S
nickmoulden 03/Sep Lead O/S
zoe bidula
ben.phillips 16/Aug 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 04/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug 2nd
steely 02/Aug 2nd O/S
sparkass 02/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul 2nd rpt
jesse rees 19/Jul Lead O/S
NickJH 18/Jul TR
P Stridgen
MichaelGallimore 16/Jul Lead O/S
jon lawson
foostu4 14/Jul Lead β
Hidden 09/Jul Lead O/S
KieranFallows 09/Jul 2nd

Great route! Bring on the lead

BigTone 23/Jun Lead dnf


Fragmod 21/Jun Lead
tsl42 21/Jun 2nd dog
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 04/May 2nd O/S
Trobbo 24/Apr 2nd dog
Liam Gaston
aerobiee 21/Apr Lead rpt
Matt Cooke 18/Apr Lead O/S
Will Taylor, ChrisDavis
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd O/S
chiverstom 05/Apr Lead O/S

Just as pumpy as the first time several years ago! Could have so easily fallen off this!

ambrooker 05/Apr 2nd O/S
Climbster 04/Apr Lead O/S

Direct Start

chris smith 14/Mar Lead RP
Malcolm watson
joe hallam 10/Mar 2nd O/S

Well chuffed at a clean 2nd. Lovely route aswell

andrew senior
Hidden 31/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
Dave Rumney ??/2015 -
tmawer 09/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Mike Norbry
Matt Amos 05/Nov/14 Lead
Ben Cianchi 05/Nov/14 2nd
M_Robinson 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
ned_85 28/Aug/14 Lead
munkymatt32 28/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Rachel Somerville 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Graham Booth 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
pebbles 16/Aug/14 2nd
lizzieliveshere ?/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Chris Reid 27/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
danm 27/Jul/14 2nd
Dan Arkle
amccann 01/Jul/14 2nd
Matthew Ferrier 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Climbed it terribly, sweaty, slow, pumped. . .

Nick Clement 15/Jun/14 2nd
Paul Figg
tsl42 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
Gaz Hooson, Lizzy
BigTone 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Boom. Sent it finally. Runners galore.

Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick Verney
john lynch 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S


Joe Holden
climbalive 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
mike norbury
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
rob.grafton ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
ejected ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
ashtond6 23/Nov/13 Lead

silly dog in the middle, nowhere near as classic it is dubbed

alp79 23/Nov/13 2nd
Nick Clement 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Rachel Antill
manwithacam 13/Oct/13 Lead

Great route. It was more like Elvis than Bowie for me though...

Glenn Sutcliffe 02/Oct/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Justin Shiels 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
foostu4 26/Sep/13 Lead dog
yarbles 29/Aug/13 Lead dog

Had a rest on gear after crux - Pussy! Over-gripping perhaps?

Danny Crump 28/Aug/13 2nd
Ben Humphris
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd rpt
david morse 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Feels like Mother Careys

chris todd
DaveAtkinson 04/Aug/13 Lead dnf
ben8522 ?/Aug/13 Lead
James Oakes 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Felt very low in the grade, possibly a couple of 5c moves but gear is bomber all the way. Wouldn't have complained at E1.

DanielGyi 29/Jul/13 2nd O/S

A few cool kneebars. Felt sustained and technical in places.

Andrew1 28/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/13 2nd
Lessworkmoreclimbing 03/Jul/13 2nd

Failed on the lead. Didnt know where crux was so only had one piece of gear heading into crux. Messed the move up and at same time kicked gear out. Managed to hang on and place more gear, lowered off. Seconded clean no probs. Lessons- if it feels thin don't ignore a gear placement; if a crack is going right to left climb on the left of it not the right, doh!!

Peter Holder 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Joe Mann, Nick Valente
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead
scott quinn 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Awesome climb! found it very sustained, fingers didnt fit in a few cracks. Bomber gear definately 5c for me...

Tom.Priestley 19/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
erictant 31/May/13 2nd O/S
Ian, Paul
pie_eater_pete 21/May/13 Lead O/S
joeflan 20/May/13 Lead O/S
CJSuttz 20/May/13 2nd O/S
DMU Climbing
C coldwell-storry 17/May/13 Lead O/S
Ellen Spencer
liam.ashton ?/May/13 Lead O/S
beds74 23/Apr/13 -


Hidden 10/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/13 TR rpt
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
tim millen
adie84 ??/2013 -
beds74 17/Nov/12 TR

Repeat. Rained.

Paul Tanner 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

pretty cool climbing, bit polished but otherwise nice and spicy

ewen 21/Oct/12 2nd

direct start

Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
arrang 12/Oct/12 Lead RP


samrad 09/Oct/12 Lead rpt

well done to my little bro for only resting once on 2nd.

david (bro)
Chrismoore94 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

First E2 Lead!!

Mackinclimb 01/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Martin Davies 30/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Superb, so hot in the sun, great moves with bomber gear!

Hidden 30/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Really good! Much less pumpy than I'd expected - the route was full of amazo finger locks and good but small footholds. Small fingers a definite advantage!

Rachel Slater 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Olli-C 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

My fingers didn't fit in the crack :( made for some long moves and high feet. cool

Hidden 08/Jul/12 AltLd
Martin Haworth 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great route, sustained but well protected. Felt like it had a 5c move and lots of 5b moves.

Brannock 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
cox 16/Jun/12 Lead β
petekeron 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
guy757 06/Jun/12 -
Hidden ?/Jun/12 2nd O/S
riddle 29/May/12 2nd O/S
Keith Jones
MarkRoe 11/May/12 Lead O/S

I've been wanting to do this one for a while, It didn't disappoint!

Bob Windsor 02/May/12 AltLd
Harry Salisbury
Goose4 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Andrew (bing), Stuart Paton
foostu4 30/Apr/12 2nd O/S
gw3285 28/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
samrad 21/Mar/12 2nd rpt
james G
efrance24234 09/Mar/12 Lead rpt
gb05 15/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Jelly ??/2012 2nd O/S

done this a couple of times on 2nd. definitely time to give it a go on lead.

Spanner 16/Nov/11 2nd
Tom Keaveny 16/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/11 2nd O/S
cat22 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
J1PEF 06/Nov/11 2nd

Sustained good lead by beds

beds74 05/Nov/11 Lead

Sustained well protected climbing. More like e1 gear maybe e2 for the if you can hang around to place. To quote my strong 2nd (who did pull on a quick draw...but which 2nd?) you had to engineer your rests on that one.

David gracie, Jon Peffer
gw3285 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd
gb05 29/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 30/May/11 2nd dog
petegunn 29/May/11 Lead
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 24/May/11 Lead O/S

Been on my list for ages. Given 5b on here and described in the guide as 'low in the grade'??? I was in gale force winds, but to me it made Regent Street feel like a walk-in! Top, top quality climbing, unrelenting, tenuous, technical and pumpy. Phew-eeee! Buzzzzin :)

Chad123 20/May/11 AltLd O/S

Excellent climb, no move harder than 5b if you can finger jam but lots of interest all the way. Took the longest on the 5a move on the E1 bit of the route! Rock a bit snappy near the top, maybe should have moved left...

Hidden 13/May/11 Lead
Exodus 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd O/S
djprepie 03/May/11 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd dog
Ram MkiV 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graham Iles 17/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cooperman ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

1st trad lead of the year and just back from Sport trip - felt steady away.

Graham Iles
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
lukehunt ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
chipdidychip 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Very comfortable second.

dan miller
simon1965 08/Oct/10 Lead

Brilliant and sustained and for me easy 5c but not 5b.

mbambi 24/Sep/10 Lead dog

ran out of steam both times I tried

will williamson
JYates 17/Sep/10 2nd
Paul Coxon
maria85 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
j_turner023 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
greenroom 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Great climb, very safe, absolutely bomproof wires all the way, really nice moves.

Harrington Melhuish
Ken Taylor 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Superb and sustained climbing

Chris Michalak
AlistairB 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
johang 15/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Ali Brash
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S

A great pitch!

Paul Farrish
Shaw Brown 25/Jun/10 Lead

Pulled the ropes after Loz had done his fall practice, that was scarier than the climbing. Did a right hand variation at the top.

Dale ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

gr8 route route very sustained

Hidden 12/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
John Hardiman
daveclarke5 17/Apr/10 2nd
samrad 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S

what a great route!!!!!!

Compo 04/Apr/10 Lead dog
Kev Faux
Leelogs 14/Mar/10 2nd
KMoeckell ?/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/10 Lead dog
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
David Woods ??/2010 2nd

Joe Holden lead

Joe Holden
DSM 29/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Climbed in the impending gloom after work - finished with minutes to spare before nightfall.

Andy Gittins
a13x 23/Sep/09 2nd
James Stokes
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd dnf
tmawer 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
chris wilson
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd
fallingrocks ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mike "Oz" Osmund
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead
bridget143 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/09 2nd rpt
khawk 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead rpt
elegant cheddar 07/Jun/09 2nd dog
adam hughes
akhughes 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S

sustained 5b climbing. No real crux, just good climbing.

Hidden 25/May/09 Lead dog
John Pickles 25/May/09 2nd
Hidden 21/May/09 Lead O/S
cem 17/May/09 Lead rpt
Steve Gould
Hidden 14/May/09 2nd dog
DavidR 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd rpt
John Pickles 29/Apr/09 Lead

one fall due to a hold breaking gets E2 5c in the rockfax guide

Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd β
mbambi 14/Apr/09 Lead dog

Hot and sweaty, stopped to take my fleece off!Plus did Lonely wall E1 o/s lead which doesn't exist on this site but does in Lancashire rock

petegunn 12/Apr/09 Lead
GPN 07/Apr/09 Lead
net 07/Apr/09 2nd
Shaw Brown 31/Mar/09 Lead

Felt under pressure as it was going dark!

Loz and Philippa
Tom Phillips 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
spam 17/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Esther Seddon
Hidden 01/Jan/09 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2009 -
Spence22 ??/2009 Lead O/S

Jo seconded in fell walking boots, crazy bastard!

Shaw Brown 12/Oct/08 TR
tomhull 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
adam noble
GPN 23/Sep/08 Lead O/S
derico 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
steven 29/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Brian Hull
nutty_didz 22/Aug/08 2nd
Herve Nuttall
Hidden 16/Aug/08 TR
hervenuttall 14/Aug/08 Lead O/S

very very nice, hard for english teck 5b, more 5c

Didier Nuttall
John Kettle 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 08/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
simonfife 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S

First clean E2 seconding

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Simon (LCCC)
Diggler 07/Jun/08 Lead dog
Trobbo 22/Apr/08 2nd
andy ??
Tom Phillips 04/Apr/08 Lead
chiverstom 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
John Bramwell
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead
TomKingston 27/Jan/08 Lead

Did the e3 finish! woops

Hidden ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
ewen ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
wheelo 22/Sep/07 2nd dog

had a rest in middle of tough 6m section

Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
alaan 06/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead β
climber130887 21/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/07 2nd
TomKingston ??/2007 -
middlevern ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Mike Blood
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 03/Aug/06 2nd
flatnose ?/Aug/06 TR
Andy Chubb 30/Jul/06 TR
Bill Wheeler
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Different Steve 27/May/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/06 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Mar/06 2nd
Ben1983 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
datoon 31/May/05 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead β
ian caton ??/2005 Lead O/S
MazElden ??/2005 2nd
nicholas Barrowclough 08/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Justin Tracey ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Dan Hinton
Hidden 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 23/Apr/04 Lead O/S
gary wood
Shaw Brown 21/Sep/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/02 Lead dog
cem 31/May/02 Lead O/S
James Gregory
Hidden 20/Apr/02 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Mar/02 Lead
Dave Westby ??/2002 Lead dnf

Got benighted

Rob Lewis
Adam Lincoln ??/2002 Lead
John Marsland 27/Aug/01 Lead dog

2 rests

Ant Williams
Hidden 10/Aug/00 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
alpinismo.uk ??/2000 Lead dnf
craig h ?/May/98 Lead O/S
Janet Hannah
pasbury ?/May/98 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/97 Lead
Jody ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 10/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Dave Plummer
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Roget 05/Aug/95 Lead O/S
dashed ??/1995 2nd
goi.ashmore 21/Aug/94 Lead β
Dee Herbert
Hidden 10/Aug/94 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/94 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/94 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
neilh ??/1994 -
Mick King 21/Sep/92 Lead
Simon Walsh
mattnuttall ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S

super route

Alan Holden
andy farnell ??/1992 Lead O/S

Date a guess.

Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1992 -
Martin Doyle
Mick King 28/Sep/91 Lead

First E2 lead

Pete Hankinson
Hidden 27/Jul/91 2nd
whispering nic 21/Jul/91 Lead
nige ?/Jun/91 Lead
bryan pearson
jim robertson ??/1990 Lead β
Flute. G Coverdale.
Hidden 12/Jun/89 Lead
jfletcher 24/Apr/89 Lead O/S
Tim Newton
mik1miller ??/1989 Lead O/S
derek johnson
Hidden 31/May/88 Lead dog
Rich Kirby ??/1988 Lead O/S
Phil Delthwaite
Hidden 28/Feb/87 Lead rpt
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 2nd RP
Graham Aveyard
Hidden 16/Mar/85 Lead O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Lead
Andy Cianchi
ewar woowar ??/1983 Lead
Hammy 02/Jun/82 AltLd
Mark Lowe
Hammy 10/May/80 AltLd
Rob Lawson
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1979 2nd
Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg
Mike Owen 13/Sep/78 2nd β
Pete Craig
Hidden ??/1976 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead dog
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High 6a
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High 5c
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High 5b
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