Rockfax Description
The right-trending line across the slab is worthwhile but bold. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Jake's Freshers meet ticklist.

Robin Nichols 25/Oct Solo O/S
with Roger
Roget 25/Oct Solo O/S
with robin
Raggar 10/Oct -
with Freddie
JonnySchofield 03/Oct Lead O/S
with Jo Philip
alan.phobos 20/Sep Lead O/S
with Martin
Mattlamb90 19/Sep Lead O/S
with Ad Aus
TobyA 05/Sep Solo dnf

Some nice holds but exposed and technical feeling. Tried to commit a couple of times but thought better of it and down climbed.

steveg 05/Sep Lead O/S
vinni 05/Sep Lead O/S
jogh 05/Sep 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 05/Sep -
Gromitt 05/Sep 2nd
with jogh, steveg
gladys 16/Aug Lead

W Paul Horsman

paulh.0776 16/Aug 2nd
with Jo HMC
petern 15/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug 2nd
Ben Griffiths 15/Aug Lead O/S
with Rich Dallas, Andy Barrow
Hidden 15/Aug 2nd O/S
keitht 25/Jun 2nd

Bold without the side runner

with Dave Lomas
Andy Morley 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Luke Green
Jamie Everitt 30/May Lead O/S
with Jack Buckle, Rob Edwards
mikej 26/May Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 24/May Lead G/U
Phil West 23/May Lead rpt

A little use of the left arete with a side runner as per the guide.

with Chris Tan
mark44 23/May Lead O/S
marsden.d.paul 18/Apr Lead O/S
with Emma
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd
mrdigitaljedi 18/Apr Lead
RyanOsborne 18/Apr 2nd
with Mark, Elena
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr Solo
Ele 17/Apr 2nd
with Mark, Ryan
FlavioL1989 06/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 20/Mar Solo O/S
simon kimber 15/Mar Solo O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden 13/Dec/14 2nd dog
eastonator 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Graham Perry
StevieLee 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
thomas.veness 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
royle883 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Babika 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Agree that this is HS. No gear on quite a hard thin section of the slab if you stay away from the VD crack on the left.

with Roman Jikov
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
Simon Caldwell 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

HS 4a as per the BMC guide. Rockjfax and BMC show different lines for the start, I took the BMC version (start on the right, move left to the crack, then back right). Didn't really like this route, too much of an eliminate, the crux was avoiding the crack on the left at the start then the arete on the right at the finish.

with Carmen
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
Monkey_Alan 12/Oct/14 2nd
with Wayne Elias, Max Streeton
johngriffin 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Annegret 24/Aug/14 2nd
with isabel hadley
BoHeMlo 23/Aug/14 TR O/S
Mayaculpa 23/Aug/14 Lead
sadlerbrett 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Alex Roberts
SBoother 22/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Andrew Burford
jon59 13/Jun/14 -
KevB 13/Jun/14 2nd
with Jon Evans
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
fosterrobert 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jack
Johnny B Diggerman 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Limited protection, quite tricky for it's grade

with Paul G
quickdrawmcraw 18/May/14 Lead
with hannah
Wevcore 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with James
JB-Rock 05/May/14 Lead
with Kevin
Matt_C9716 05/May/14 Lead O/S
mattgrange 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/May/14 Solo O/S
AshBash 10/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 13/Mar/14 Solo dnf
BnB 12/Mar/14 -
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Cockman 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Will Smith
charlielow 16/Feb/14 Lead

Felt really hard for a severe, think I might have accidently finished up the diff to the left.

James12389 16/Feb/14 2nd O/S
robblowen 02/Jan/14 2nd β
JoeWakefield 02/Jan/14 Lead
munch88 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with rob
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Brown 01/Dec/13 Solo
with Solo
pftom 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S
rich_hw 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Milly_PCC
kozzi 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
John-Henry 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Melanie Parkin 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Manchi Chung
deacondeacon 09/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 02/Aug/13 2nd

Rounded and poor gear in the middle - HS 4b?

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
Montecore 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Duncan Exley
Chris Redding 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Amy Hare 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cpt_crunch 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with matt lally
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead
mapperley samurai 26/May/13 Lead O/S

A pleasant enough slab. Nothing spectacular, its just over a bit too soon compared to some of its competitors.

with Ben Moss
jennifers87 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Very easy in comparision to my other two leads of the day. BMC book graded HS and Rock Fax graded S. Would agree with Rock Fax.Still pleasant climbing, enjoyed

with Marc Woolfson
PeteMc 27/Apr/13 2nd
tom0french 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
sgl 26/Apr/13 Solo
mes32 23/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Rather bold I thought, nice lead by Tor.

Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead
Kirill 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with David Gruber, David Sim
cem 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S


Poco Loco 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah S, Lucy
Ramblin dave 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Felt scary for severe, but maybe just not my style...

with David Gruber, Kiril
Slick 20/Apr/13 Lead
lucyh 20/Apr/13 2nd
Egons Issy 20/Apr/13 2nd
jwhereat 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 20/Oct/12 Lead
with Marc Colbeck
Robbiobaby 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
TiffTiff 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S
jacobjlloyd 06/Oct/12 Lead
with Sophie
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
y2keable 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
sophienna 07/Sep/12 TR
LovelyMrTom 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ejminee 11/Aug/12 2nd
Paul Baxter 11/Aug/12 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead
stevorobs3 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Xandra
missxandrabee 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Love! A fun traversey route. Steve promised me a sheep puppy if I finished it, or maybe I just assumed. 2 star.

with Steve
buxtoncoffeelover 20/Jun/12 Solo
climb the peak 26/May/12 Lead dnf

Started up pizza slab but din't manage to finish it and had to move up left through the crack. Don't do this route if it's really hot, the friction on the slopers is awful.

wishicud climbHVS 12/May/12 TR

Fantastic route, some really good positions lead to a nice finish. Well done Paws, test piece of the day.

with The Paw Paws
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
mrplastique 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Joanna
Ron 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Clive
chili-d 12/Mar/12 TR
with Poz
Hidden ??/2012 -
PLM ??/2012 -
Wyrdwired ??/2012 2nd
alexcollins123 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
partz 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
stle93 05/Nov/11 2nd
with Matt Everett, Chris Lyus
CLyus 05/Nov/11 2nd
victim of mathematics 04/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Dan
Hidden 04/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Legionreturns ?/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd
catblack 15/Oct/11 Solo
andy_e 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
rockman 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S

tough severe, line not obvious.

timcedwards 03/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead
gavster2405 ?/Sep/11 -
Mike Soulby 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tom1
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Adam1973 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
pc1983 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ladymuck 24/Jul/11 TR O/S

Good practice for smearing

MJP 24/Jul/11 TR β

Having previously tried to lead it, decided against and did Gardener's Crack instead. On top rope, didn't see any protection for middle-top section

Josh_West 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Will_Maxwell 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Brannock 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Ramblin dave 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Richard
rfdl100 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with David Sim
chris_r 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Alison Madley
CGlennie 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Will Mills
atch 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with si
sylwia 08/May/11 Lead

Went off route a bit

with Stuart, Ross
hazeysunshine 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Beatrice
shaky2 30/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
JamieTown 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd rpt
uphillnow ??/2011 -
jcooke33 ??/2011 2nd
AielSavage ??/2011 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2011 Solo
Ollie B 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S
kfv 07/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Solo
andy_e 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S
alimckay 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with andrew
bullwinkle 18/Sep/10 Solo rpt
Thoms6974 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Anders, Dave S
radioshed 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

nice enough start to the weekend

with Silje
daviesp2 05/Sep/10 2nd

with big r.... midge hell

Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Luke Jones 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt
SteveM 15/Aug/10 Solo
GrahamHP 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Katie HP
Hidden 26/Jul/10 TR
Gulon 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
JackPott 03/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
ojp 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Robin
robin_hackney 26/May/10 2nd
atch 26/May/10 2nd
with simon
Hidden 25/May/10 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
edd rab 04/May/10 Lead rpt
popebenedictus 04/May/10 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
tompilgrem 24/Apr/10 TR
with Dad
bobpilgrem 24/Apr/10 TR
with Bob/Tom
Alaric 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah, Ed
Ed Griffin 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Sara Kedge, Alaric
jack89 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
gaz_jones 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ben Watts 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Louise Grimster
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
emlynroberts 14/Mar/10 Lead
with Louise Gibbs
ollieben 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Louise Jennifer Gibbs 14/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
kitkat78 07/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 26/Oct/09 Lead
howlingbaboon 23/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ady
Andy Peak 1 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

H washbrook

sweenyt 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with UBMC
aipattison 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Joe, Henry
le_grimpeur 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 06/Aug/09 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
mrtom ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 03/May/09 Lead O/S
riddle 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
LA Bradders ?/May/09 2nd
cmsg 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Hanneke den Ouden
adam carless 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

avoiding the crack, up a bit then right is easier than a straight diagonal line.

practicalcat 18/Apr/09 2nd
CathS 13/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Not a good choice for a first gritstone Severe lead. Sketchy gear and hard moves, felt more like a VS! Bailed out onto adjacent route a few metres up!

treeminkies 22/Mar/09 2nd
with the earl
staceyjg 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S

1 and only route of the day, was bloody windy and freezing cold, gave up climbing and went bouldering instead.

minaturechris 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Stacey
Nicos 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
powellj69 ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 01/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Nick F Smith 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Alan Jeffers
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
MagnusL 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Pete and Joe
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
jameswbrae 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

second lead of the weekend and last climb of the day in gathering storm!

with Doug
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 18/May/08 Solo O/S
roscoe6 13/May/08 Lead
JiveWeasel 10/May/08 2nd
Mrs Weasel 10/May/08 Lead
mustdobetter 03/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
stuckonarock 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew
Hidden 02/Aug/07 Solo O/S
csd23 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/07 2nd dog
popebenedictus 05/May/07 TR O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 05/May/07 TR O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
chiverstom 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Khaled Belgasmi
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
simonw1 22/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden 24/Apr/05 2nd rpt
Tobias at Home ??/2005 -
rocktigger ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Clare
Phil West 14/Nov/04 2nd
with Chris Tan
DerwentDiluted 10/May/02 Solo
Ropeboy 17/Mar/02 Solo
Hidden ??/1999 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/96 Lead O/S
andrewbooth1000 30/Jul/95 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/94 Solo rpt
stokienomad 08/Apr/94 Lead
Hidden 07/May/93 Solo
Andy Say 03/Jul/90 Solo
J R R Hartley 05/May/90 Lead O/S
with Clare Cooper
Hidden ?/Apr/90 Lead O/S
steve prior ?/Nov/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 23/Sep/89 Solo O/S
tapley 22/Jun/88 -
craig h 22/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 13/Jun/87 Solo
Dave Musgrove 03/Jan/87 Solo
babymoac 10/Mar/85 Lead
with Bob Hunter & Pravin
Hidden 22/May/79 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/78 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/78 Solo
Nigel Bond 14/May/77 Lead
with Alan
mikej 23/Feb/74 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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High VS
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High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
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Votes cast 47
High 4b
Mid 4b
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High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
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Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set