Guts Ache Groove** VS 4c
35m.

Rockfax Description
The slanting groove behind the tree is climbed in its entirety. It gives a fine sustained pitch which is a little easier than it looks from below. Although quite polished, there is still the odd creaky hold to keep you interested. © ROCKFAX


FA. Steve Read, K.Beech (some aid) 1959

Ticklists: Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 211 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/15 with Martin Russ

Nice second part!
Russ - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/15 with Sarah Brookes

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/15

By head torch
Wayne S - Lead β - 18/Jun/15 with Richard W

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Jun/15

gazfellows - 2nd - 11/Jun/15 with Billy nic, steff

madasten - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Gaz

Repeat.
jshields - Lead - 10/Jun/15 with Graham Jones, Cath Sinclair

DannyH001 - Lead - 10/Jun/15

Struggled on this one. Jon led, with Graham.
Vanessa Simmons - 2nd - 10/Jun/15 with jshields

A return after leading this many years before. Still excellent albeit even more polished and still with a bit of dirt and vegetation. Recommended nonetheless.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/15 with Stve mc D

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/15

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14 with Simon Hockin, Steve IMC

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14

Ade in Sheffield - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison, Chris VanderHoven

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/14

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Emma Hawkins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/14

Sustained 4c climbing for 30 odd meters.
Paul Hy - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Andy G, Phil T

Lets just wizz up this vs haha 45mins latter
the power - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/14 with Andy, Paul Hy

Good fun, a bit vegetated towards the top, definitely more sustained than Garrotter.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Lynda

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13

the power - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with rob

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Phil Taylor

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13

Awesome vs! I would give it 4c for the top pitch as well.. Brilliant....
gazfellows - Lead - 22/Jul/13 with Nic

Mark lead. I'd lead this a couple of years before.
eduardo - 2nd β - 21/Jul/13 with Ross, Mark H

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

Rob lead. Nice route
K Wall - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Barnsley Robert, Marie

mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Michael H

Michael-H - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with mapperley samurai

Finished in the dark due to slow lead.
bendevonport - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Chriswallis2

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13

cem - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/13 with EeFu Thong

Wayne S - 2nd β - 26/May/13 with Richard W

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/13

ejected - 2013

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/12

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with bleggs

Wayne S - Lead - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/12

Kirill - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Dina

The dirty polished holds added to the adventure :)
sting - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with kwaidy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/12

helios - 2nd - 18/May/12 with Simon Bailey

davewsargent - 2nd rpt - May/12 with andy neath

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/12

nbotting - 2012

daveclarke5 - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

Kirill - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

Andy Chubb - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Steve Goodman

as one pitch
davewsargent - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 02/Jul/11 with Charl

MD - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Dangerous Dave, Holly

eduardo - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Tom Jumar

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/11

Excellent route, sustained at the grade - it just keeps coming, every time you think it's easing off there's another hard bit. Well led by Carmen, quite run out at the top as she was running out of gear!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Carmen

Lovely climbing and quite sustained 4c.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Andy Winter

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/11

biobuild - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/11

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Andy Shep, Andy Shep

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/11

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 22/Mar/11 with Simon Pape

gordonday - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11 with clive

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/10

Amazed - my brother's first ever climb outdoors having only taken up climbing 2 mths ago. He flew up it, clean, with a big smile. Was a moving moment to see his wonder that he could climb rock like that. First climb with Sonya too. Oh, and fab route, not that polished and interesting moves to the very top. Then you get a great belay position and view.
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Martin Cilenti

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/10

Good
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Jim

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Si

Alkis - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Chris Aslin

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with alkis

More sustained than garrotta, but not quite as good positions. It's got quite a grassy top out
Onion magnet - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10

katyc - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

migs493 - 2nd β - 15/Apr/10 with LO

holters - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Doug H, Brian M

doughobbs - 2nd - Oct/09 with Brian Mattock, Dave Valentine-Hagart

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Matt Corbishley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/09

radioactivekid - TR O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Charles

Brian Rodgers - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Rob

Ketu - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Graeme H

really enjoyed this one :D
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

Glasera - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Boulderingmatt

Matt Fry - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09 with Alex Glaser

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/09

cem - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/09 with Mark O'Neill

Same grade, but much more sustained and strenuous than garrotta next door. A lot of foul language coming from my mouth throughout the climb, especially when I had to reverse the hardest move to free a rope snag
monkey1 - 2nd - 30/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/09

This one is a rhte pain in the arse for me have dificulty on it each time i do it
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/May/09 with liebor

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/09

Budge - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Mike Oates, Dave Valentine-Hagart

dangerousoldfool - 2nd O/S - Apr/09 with Mike O

Andy Peak 1 - 2009

joese7en - Lead O/S - 2009

Messed around a bit, but deliberatly took looooads of metal with me to make my harness heavy. Wanted to see how i would cope, it was "training" for the pyrennees in a months time!
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Matt

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Sam Dixon

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Al Randal

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

malc - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/08 with Paul S

a great route.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Pilch

djp1 - 2nd - 16/Jul/08 with Greg

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/08

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Alan Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08

Si dH - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/08

Bluekowari - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with MT

Sobered up by now, nice rock at top.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with matt savage

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

AntiGrav - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Sankey - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Tom

Kirill - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Paul Smith

Sankey - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Luke

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/07

Sankey - Lead rpt - 06/May/07 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - 2nd β - 06/May/07 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/07

malc - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/07

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2007

Also several times since
cem - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/06 with Sally Dipple

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06

colin milton - 2nd - 26/Jul/06 with wilf1

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/06

Sankey - 2nd - 06/Jun/06 with John + Eddy

Benjones45_99 - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Borg, Andy Clarke

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/06

Bry - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Sep/05

Alfredo - 2nd - Jul/05 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 2003

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2003 with Adrian Whitehall

Hidden - Lead - 2001

kitkat78 - Lead - Jun/00

philb - Lead - 2000

Andy Edgar - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/99

Despite the name, one of the best routes on the crag.
Iain Thow - Lead - 23/May/99 with Dave Bradshaw

cem - 2nd - Oct/98 with Gordon Carder

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/95

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/95

good route, sustained climbing
nickdonohue - Lead - 13/Aug/95

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett

nickcanute - Lead - 1993

Roget - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/92

malc - 2nd - 24/May/92

Budge - Lead O/S - May/92 with Brian Ottewell

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jun/90

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/90 with Ian Milne

Hidden - 1990

steve prior - Lead - Sep/88 with Paul L

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1988 with jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/87

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/85

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/84

Ian Clare - 1984

TonyF - 1983

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/82

Also with Martin Harris 13.3.83 and March 1992
jcw - Jun/81 with Mike Harrop

Ian Clare - 1981

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1981 with Jon Sharpe

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead - Oct/78

Pedro50 - 2nd - 12/Apr/77 with Caroline Fitzgerald, Robin Miller

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/Jul/76 with Andy Brown

This is a great route, worth ***.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/76 with Debbie Wilkinson

no detail recorded but probably with Al Bennet. Variously since
uphillnow - Lead - 1976

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/75

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/75

RichardMc - Lead - 27/May/74 with Betty Seifert

mikej - AltLd - 03/Jun/73 with Geoff Williams

bob@daysmill - Lead β - 1973

rogerskews - AltLd - 1973 with CMC Members

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

tapley - 11/Jun/72

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