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, Font-esque dans la PEAK.

James Oakes 17/Apr Sent x

Probably one of the best problems of the grade on grit.

jakk 11/Apr Sent x
Henry.Todman 10/Apr Sent dnf
fennerz 14/Feb Sent x

2nd go

with Josh Shaw
JoshShaw 14/Feb Sent


M_Robinson 14/Feb Sent dnf

Touched last hold a few times before running out of skin

NDD ?/Feb Sent β
C coldwell-storry 16/Jan Sent x
with rob lay
Dom_wragg ??/2016 Sent
rubben 13/Dec/15 Sent x

3rd go - highball!!

with Elliot White
rubben 13/Dec/15 Solo rpt

Solo the route - E5 6c

drewish 25/Nov/15 Sent
liambriddon1991 25/Nov/15 Sent
Mike Goldthorp 25/Nov/15 Sent β

Quality moves - had some decent beta from the boys, bared (bore?) down on that cheeky rail, slap slap and go! One of the best grit days I've had

quiffhanger 22/Nov/15 Sent
Joe Lawson 22/Nov/15 Sent x
Sam Lawson 22/Nov/15 Sent x
Timothy Graham Peck 22/Nov/15 Sent x

Went quite quick. Jumped off at the jug as the break was wet. keen to go back and do it proper. Ace problem.

with Charly
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Sent x
Will Hunt 25/Oct/15 Sent x
Simon_Letman 05/Sep/15 Sent x
adam 24 03/May/15 Sent dnf
The old James turnbull 18/Mar/15 Sent
Hidden 25/Feb/15 Sent x
Hidden 20/Feb/15 Sent
Haydn Jones 12/Feb/15 Sent x

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

with jayboy
quiffhanger 08/Feb/15 Sent rpt
with Adam Ryan, Angus, Dan
adam 24 08/Feb/15 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/15 Sent x
BillyRidal 17/Jan/15 Sent x

From standing so more 7b I think.

Duncan Campbell 04/Jan/15 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.

with Gritlad, Michaela "the champ" Tracy
quiffhanger 04/Jan/15 Sent rpt
adam 24 04/Jan/15 Sent dnf

Another failed session

Jonny Slarke ??/2015 Sent
eazyclimbing 23/Dec/14 Sent
with hoppo
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.

with India
crimpthengaston 19/Oct/14 Sent

really fun

with will ramsey, howard, Skinny White Kid Steve
quiffhanger 19/Oct/14 Sent rpt
jacobjlloyd 04/Oct/14 Sent rpt
with Sky
nimajneb 04/Oct/14 Sent x
mr_cf 13/Sep/14 Sent dnf
with Luke Walsh
quiffhanger 31/Aug/14 Sent rpt

Love this problem.

with Dan M
DaveFidler 24/Jul/14 Sent x

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

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

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

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

woop woop!

RKirke 22/Feb/14 Sent x
with Jonny P
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

with Andy Janezko, Neil
Don Jebus 09/Dec/13 Sent x
with Fraser
Hidden 04/Dec/13 Sent
tchallen99 31/Oct/13 -
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Sent
Goose U ?/Jun/13 Sent x
Hidden 07/Mar/13 Sent
dav 02/Feb/13 Sent x
with Si Davis
Patrick Hill 12/Jan/13 Sent x
Coops_13 12/Jan/13 Sent x

Really good

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

Flashed with beta, great climbing

with 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
with 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
with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
Toby 13/Nov/12 Sent

Standing start so 7B+

with Alex
GPN 04/Nov/12 Sent

Awesome problem - one of the best!

with Annette
Mike_Hayes 03/Nov/12 Sent dnf

ripped holes in fingers... need more skin...

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Nov/12 -
with 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

with 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!

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


with matt
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!

with Ross, Jenni
quiffhanger 05/Feb/12 Sent rpt
with Jake
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.

with Pete
Wood for Trees 22/Jan/12 Sent

found a great sequence, first 7A+

with Jo Allen, James Noble, Steve Ramsden
Jeronimo 15/Jan/12 Sent x
with Dave Westlake
Ethan 14/Jan/12 Sent β
with 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
with Rach and Leo
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Sent dnf
tuftynick 27/Mar/11 Sent
with 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
Hidden 31/Jan/11 Sent x
jacobjacob 20/Dec/10 Sent x
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Sent
Adam Lincoln 24/Nov/10 Sent O/S
with 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.

with Will
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.

with Chris Taylor
willackers 05/Dec/09 Sent β

Good problem, good flash...

with 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
with Nicolas Rabb
bfreeman 28/Feb/09 Sent
with Dan and Jay
Joe Costello 24/Jan/09 Sent x
with 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
with 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
with Alex B & Toby
Toby 10/Oct/07 Sent
with 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!

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High f7B
Mid f7B
Low f7B
High f7A+
Mid f7A+
Low f7A+
High f7A
Mid f7A
Low f7A
Votes cast 31
Votes cast 30
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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