Rockfax Description
The leaning pocketed arete is superb. Jump start at this grade. The sit-start is f7C+ and there is even a f8A version if you avoid using the foot block. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The Black Circuit - Stanage, Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs, Peak Rock/18/A Boulder Primer.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Simon_Letman 05/Sep Sent x
adam 24 03/May Sent dnf
jamesturnbull 18/Mar Sent
Hidden 25/Feb Sent x
Hidden 20/Feb Sent
Haydn Jones 12/Feb Sent x

should have flashed but tried to warm up on it and cold fingers stopped me...Amazing climb though.

quiffhanger 08/Feb Sent rpt
adam 24 08/Feb Sent dnf

Another frustratingly close session. Now have everything wired apart from reaching the top move. I think a sneaky move of my right foot should sort things out.

Hidden 07/Feb Sent x
BillyRidal 17/Jan Sent x

From standing so more 7b I think.

Duncan Campbell 04/Jan Sent dnf

Found the French start very on-off. Got through it a few times but was nowhere near topping out. Then the sharp edge ate my skin! Sacked it before I ruined the rest of the day. Would like to come back for this.

Gritlad, Michaela "the champ" Tracy
quiffhanger 04/Jan Sent rpt
adam 24 04/Jan Sent dnf

Another failed session

eazyclimbing 23/Dec/14 Sent
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Sent
birdie1989 ?/Nov/14 Sent
mark20 29/Oct/14 Sent x
Matthew Ferrier 20/Oct/14 Sent x

Good climb. No jump start but pulled on from a higher hold than you're meant to?

Nick1812P 20/Oct/14 Sent x

with a jump start, will go back for standing start.

crimpthengaston 19/Oct/14 Sent

really fun

quiffhanger 19/Oct/14 Sent rpt
jacobjlloyd 04/Oct/14 Sent rpt
mr_cf 13/Sep/14 Sent dnf
Luke Walsh
quiffhanger 31/Aug/14 Sent rpt

Love this problem.

Dan M
DaveFidler 24/Jul/14 Sent x

Really cool, played on the business boulder and the pebble :)

Swiss Chloé, Thomas Welch
quiffhanger 13/Apr/14 Sent rpt

Twice, really easy when you've got it wired. Topped it out too.

Dan M
_m.cox_ 15/Mar/14 Sent x
Al Sarhan, Jason Williams, Ben West
funsized 22/Feb/14 Sent x

woop woop!

RKirke 22/Feb/14 Sent x
westyb3 17/Jan/14 Sent O/S
LRob 14/Jan/14 Sent
Oddjob 02/Jan/14 Sent β
grey wolf 02/Jan/14 Sent β

Hard last move!

aliblacky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Jackwd 26/Dec/13 Sent dnf

Such a sharp pebble!

kermit_uk 26/Dec/13 Sent x

So chuffed to tick this. Felt hard and scary but then I don't feel I'm really back at 7a+ yet so it should feel hard.:D

Don Jebus 09/Dec/13 Sent x
Hidden 04/Dec/13 Sent
tchallen99 31/Oct/13 -
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Sent
Goose U ?/Jun/13 Sent x
westaway 07/Mar/13 Sent
dav 02/Feb/13 Sent x
Si Davis
Patrick Hill 12/Jan/13 Sent x
Ross.Cooper 12/Jan/13 Sent x

Really good

oxocube ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Souljah 23/Dec/12 Sent β

Flashed with beta, great climbing

Alistair + Adam Long & chums
Kyle Rance 10/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Did without pads for the E5 tick, felt awesome

Kyle Rance 08/Dec/12 Sent x

Didn't find this that hard, just suited me I think. Want to do it again without pads for the E5 tick.

Andrew Jennings 01/Dec/12 Sent
Megan Freeth, Sam Ring, Sophie Whyte, Lee Cooper
Gus 25/Nov/12 Sent x
nai 23/Nov/12 Sent x
john lynch 23/Nov/12 Sent rpt
adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
GPN 04/Nov/12 Sent

Awesome problem - one of the best!

Hidden 03/Nov/12 Sent dnf
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Nov/12 -
Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker
lx 27/Oct/12 Sent
BenNorman 14/Oct/12 Sent x

Alright when it cooled down, cool but sharp, hard 7a+

jake_haddock 14/Oct/12 Sent β
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Sent x
cjsheps 06/Oct/12 Sent x

First 7a+! Took me about 30 mins - psyched!

jacobjlloyd 06/Oct/12 Sent rpt
nathanlee 13/Sep/12 Sent x

nice, found it hard.

aretherenoneleft 13/Sep/12 Sent x

Found it okay once sussed. Felt harder than 7a+ though.

siwid 03/May/12 -
Callum_Johnson 18/Mar/12 Sent dnf

Found the first move really hard to stick. The rest looks cool though.

Hidden 18/Mar/12 Sent dnf
peterbull 22/Feb/12 Sent
john lynch 21/Feb/12 Sent

great problem

Lewis Andrew, rich armour
oliver.ghill91 19/Feb/12 Sent x
jacobjlloyd 11/Feb/12 Sent x

after trying this last weekend and coming way too close, it felt brilliant to get it quickly and easily. Got the beat totally wired. Brilliant problem! Too short if anything, would love more moves. From watching lots of people trying different beta, i can confidently say this is definitely harder for those much below 6' or with short arms. Sequence is easier with just enough reach, simpler.

jacobjlloyd 11/Feb/12 Sent rpt

Did it again because it was wired and i wanted to see if i could do it easily. Spectacularly, it felt like i did. Topped out in the ice this time instead of jumping off from the jugs, because it felt so good!

Chris S, james doc, Ross, Jenni, Jonny, Tom Maidwell, Dan Barbour, Dougie
dannyboy83 11/Feb/12 Sent x
dswansonlow 11/Feb/12 Sent x
jowgli 08/Feb/12 Sent x


jacobjlloyd 05/Feb/12 Sent dnf

Came off the last move a few times, tape on several bloodied tips from throwing myself at it for a fair while perfecting a sequence. Up to the last move is now a path, if i wasn't wrecked by the time i got there i would have popped the last inch to the top. Next time, there is no way it is getting away. What a brilliant problem! Magic. We actually had to tape a fleece glove to the arete, so the dripping water was diverted off the footholds!

Ross, Jenni
quiffhanger 05/Feb/12 Sent rpt
markalmack 04/Feb/12 Sent x
Hidden 04/Feb/12 Sent x
Ian Broome 29/Jan/12 Sent

Had managed this a few years ago but climbing in from the right as couldn't do the jump. Didn't quite feel the way. Always wanted to climb it with the pop jump start so pleased to do it today. Really good moves.

GuyVG 22/Jan/12 Sent

found a great sequence, first 7A+

Jo Allen, James Noble, Steve Ramsden
Jeronimo 15/Jan/12 Sent x
Dave Westlake
Ethan 14/Jan/12 Sent β
Asha, Ted Kingsnorth, Don Walker
quiffhanger 02/Jan/12 Sent rpt

Great conditions - floated up it 2nd go. Awesome problem just need to get strong enough for the sit start.

Jethro ?/Jan/12 Sent
Lewis Stewart ??/2012 Sent x
kingholmesy ??/2012 Sent x
al123 22/Dec/11 Sent

really really good problem, "modern classic" seems about right

Hidden 28/Nov/11 Sent
Hidden 20/Oct/11 -
highrepute 19/Oct/11 Sent

felt really hard. harder for the short?

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent x
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 15/Oct/11 Sent
Rach and Leo
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Sent dnf
tuftynick 27/Mar/11 Sent
Boza, Aide Jebb
Hidden 11/Mar/11 Sent
JulesV 06/Mar/11 -
edinbed 12/Feb/11 Sent

From the standing start.

funsized 11/Feb/11 Sent dnf

Sorted the first half.

Hidden 31/Jan/11 Sent
Oli 31/Jan/11 Sent x

Soft. Should have flashed... Didn't commit to last move.

jacobjacob 20/Dec/10 Sent x
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Sent
Adam Lincoln 24/Nov/10 Sent O/S
Arran Deakin
Hidden 16/Nov/10 Sent
dominic lee 22/Oct/10 Sent
alaan 10/Oct/10 Sent x

Look blooming ages to work out a sequence that worked for me. Felt very hard in the sun.

rice boy 29/May/10 Sent

About as good as it gets. Rpt.

Andrew Barker 05/Dec/09 Sent x

Tried it earlier in the year and struggled. Felt much easier today. A classy problem.

Chris Taylor
willackers 05/Dec/09 Sent β

Good problem, good flash...

Dan Walker
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
pipof747 16/Oct/09 -
Ed Booth 10/Oct/09 Solo

E5 6c great grade ha! Like it! Wicked problem. Fell off from the jug at top on my penultimate go.

tedj234 03/Oct/09 Sent
Nicolas Rabb
bfreeman 28/Feb/09 Sent
Dan and Jay
Joe Costello 24/Jan/09 Sent x
Matt and Liam
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Sent dnf
TomBoulderer ??/2009 -
Richard Hession 28/Dec/08 Sent x

Excellent climbing. Tres Bon!

sadams 22/Nov/08 Sent
Ben Harper 12/Oct/08 Sent x
dmoir 12/Oct/08 Sent
Ben Harper
Hidden ?/May/08 Sent
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 13/Dec/07 Sent rpt
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Sent
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Sent
Ram MkiV 10/Oct/07 Sent
Alex B & Toby
Toby 10/Oct/07 Sent
Alex, Steve R
Andrew Jennings 07/Jul/07 Sent
Hidden 03/Dec/06 Sent x
Hidden ?/Dec/06 Sent
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Sent
Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 27/Apr/05 Sent

A modern classic!

High f7B
Mid f7B
Low f7B
High f7A+
Mid f7A+
Low f7A+
High f7A
Mid f7A
Low f7A
Votes cast 29
Votes cast 28
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set