Rockfax Description
12m. From halfway along the traverse climb the smooth slab past a useful pocket, easing with height. The route is high in the grade unless a side-runner is employed. Three Pebblesque. © Rockfax

K Mckay 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Deb Barnes
Wayne S 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Dale
D Berry 13/Sep 2nd β
with Wayne S
BnB 11/Sep -
Ben1983 16/Aug Lead O/S
CharRowley 11/Aug Lead
JenShelley 05/Aug Lead O/S

Gear got better and better as the route got easier and easier.

with George
gladys 16/Jun TR
Hidden 16/Jun TR
Calum Wadsworth 16/Jun Solo O/S

Very nice, maybe one gear placement after all the difficulties if you were to lead it.

with Harrogate club
scottcoates 10/May Lead O/S
with Martyn
Jono_LS16 10/May Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 01/May 2nd rpt
with Gareth
John Brayshaw 16/Apr Lead rpt
with Gareth
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
RKirke 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T
Hidden 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
oread 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
g1m147 23/Nov/14 Lead
Stroppy 23/Nov/14 Solo O/S
williap 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S

HVS in the new Yorkshire Grit guide!

Hidden 23/Nov/14 2nd
Alpenglow 15/Nov/14 TR O/S
with Simon A, Adam M, NUMC
BnB 18/Sep/14 -
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Bry 18/May/14 2nd β
jimbonfire 06/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/13 -
matt.thornton123 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will mcevoy
LakesWinter 30/May/13 Lead β

After belaying Phil on it. HVS 5a

with Phil B
philboy 30/May/13 Lead
with matt g
lady_radiation 26/May/13 -
Hidden 25/May/13 TR O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 TR O/S
SteveM 13/Apr/13 Solo
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Really nice, soft for HVS but very committing. Massive pebble.

with Tom Garwood
robertmctague ??/2013 Solo β
SteveM 11/Nov/12 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 11/Nov/12 2nd
with SteveM
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S

HVS at least. Great route though, the first route of the day and the grit was cold and sticky.

with Tom
TRFrost 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
with D. Gledson
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
DaveAtkinson 09/Sep/12 Lead

Easy and enjoyable with side runners

with jw
morsy 08/Sep/12 2nd
with peter berwick
Pete23 08/Sep/12 Lead

Bone breaking potential if you don't place a side runner. The next good bit of gear is half way up the climb. Never VS! HVS in the Rockfax guide.

with Stephen Mors
tobyk 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S

You'd probably be pretty stupid not to place the side runner. Found a pretty good cam placement half way up anyway.

with Emma Akam
Nathanie1 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 13/Aug/12 2nd O/S
taylor123 21/May/12 2nd O/S
MeMeMe 12/May/12 Lead
with Josh
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
simon1985 25/Mar/12 Lead
adamjeffs 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Simon
cem 18/Mar/12 2nd
with Brad Jackson
Siderunner 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Great route; at the limit of my current risk tolerance for smearing, a great buzz. I got an acceptable alien placement so avoided a side runner in Arsenic.

with Kirsten
jac.c123 14/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
pastep ??/2012 Lead

Gear consisted of a friend 00 in a flaring placement & a 0 over cammed on one side & too open on the other!

with ebf
fulton333 02/Oct/11 Lead
Dave Richards 01/Oct/11 2nd dog
with sjbrook
sjbrook 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Clipped a runner on the flake but climbed correctly.

with Dave Richards, PMC
freemanTom 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Dave Everitt CMC
barney800 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Used side runner but started up Arsenic Slab Direct to compensate. Main route seems pretty steady if you keep cool.

with Mark, Neil Barnard
andysroom 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Lizzie
Nigel Bond 11/Jul/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
MeMeMe 10/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/11 -
mrplastique 01/May/11 Lead β

Think I veered onto arsenic slightly, would like to try again and go straight up from the pocket.. nice delicate moved though

with helixmh
Alan Scowcroft 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Adam Collinge
helixmh ??/2011 2nd
Conan 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Avoided the temptation of leaning right over and placing the bomber gear behind the flake on Arsenic. Real ankle breaker if you came of the crux on this one. How can that get a VS grade!

with Loz
RuthC 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Pete Ellis
petellis 31/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Becky E 30/Oct/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

no side runners, dam hard start for a VS!

with Becky E
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Aug/10 TR

Backed off lead due to lack of gear - worth E1

with Phil Ashton
mickJ 03/Jun/10 Lead
with mike b
akhughes ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
pie_eater_pete ?/May/10 Solo
Hidden 12/Nov/09 2nd O/S
petellis 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Didn't look at the book so started as for asrenic then headed out right and up the delightful old lace runout.

mattyork2 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
ollyroberts 16/Jul/09 Lead
with Jack
Jack00 16/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Olly
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Justin Tracey 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Debenham
Bennykr 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Huw
Hidden 20/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
French Erick 27/Sep/08 Solo RP
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead
erica 02/Aug/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Erica
CarolineJameson 10/Jul/08 2nd
with Chris Jameson
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead
bullwinkle 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with John
ollyroberts 29/Mar/08 2nd
with Adam
Jack00 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
French Erick 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
AndyMay 27/Oct/07 2nd
with Mike Nuttall
MikeLeeds 26/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Andy May
matt thornton 29/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with mick
Aussie Mick 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Matt. T
ndb 15/Jul/07 Solo
stewart murray 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Unprotected crux - be E1 in the Peak a la 3 Pebble Slab.

Adam1973 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/07 -
Hidden 15/Apr/07 TR
moreno 15/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Feb/07 Solo O/S
petekeron ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Jamie Barclay
bob3141 29/Apr/06 2nd
adamscottthomas 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
robman 02/Mar/06 Lead O/S

but rough, would like second attempt, not sure i followed the route exactly

with Tim
mattyork2 22/Dec/05 TR
Tom M Williams ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Andy Hobson
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead
reg_measures 10/Sep/05 Solo O/S
shaun walby 02/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Psychological protection only

with Sue Austin
GPN ?/May/05 Lead
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
Mattyk 29/Aug/04 Lead O/S

realy nice delicate moves

with Dominick Spracklen
PenJD 21/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Dave E and Adam
Hidden 01/May/04 Solo O/S
leighjepson ?/May/04 Lead
with Tim Watkins
Hidden ?/May/04 Solo RP
Brown 06/Apr/04 Solo O/S
crater 01/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with andrew
Hidden 31/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/02 Solo
Alaric 28/Jul/02 TR O/S
with Syd F
Trobbo 20/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with steve wrigley
Urgles ?/Mar/02 2nd
with Fiend
EddieA 14/Feb/02 Lead O/S
cragspud ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 TR O/S
John Brayshaw 03/Sep/00 Lead rpt
with Caroline Young
Hidden 29/Aug/00 2nd rpt
Marti999 ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 16/May/99 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robin & Sal
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/98 Lead
rachm2004 09/May/98 TR
with Simon B
OriginalGeckoboy ??/1998 -
nai 14/Aug/97 2nd
with Paul Horan
Hidden 14/Jun/97 Lead β
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/96 2nd rpt
with Chris
telemark ??/1996 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
barney@helmshore 05/Jun/95 TR O/S
with mark b
leathers 16/Apr/95 Lead
with Charlotte Evans
Hidden ?/Feb/95 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/94 TR O/S
with Empire +
Andy Say 26/Mar/94 Solo
D Tempest 19/Sep/93 Solo O/S
with Rick
crater 06/Mar/93 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/92 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/May/92 Solo
with Graham Iles
Rich Kirby 27/Jan/92 Solo
with Luke
Mick King 23/Nov/91 Solo
tapley 21/Sep/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
kato'sdad 01/Sep/91 Solo
Mick King 25/Aug/91 Solo
Pete Pozman 03/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 03/Jun/90 2nd
Hidden 13/May/90 Solo
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave stokes
goi.ashmore 28/Mar/89 Solo O/S
craig h ??/1989 Solo O/S
Neil R ??/1988 Lead
steve prior ?/Jul/87 Lead
with Chris S
hazeysunshine ??/1986 2nd O/S
Nic Robinson ??/1982 -
Hidden ?/Jul/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/77 Lead O/S
mikej 20/Aug/72 Solo
with John Bickerdyke, E
Hidden ??/1971 Solo
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/69 -
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