Rockfax Description
A contender for the best outing on grit! Sprint up the layback flakes trending right to a rest on jams at a break. Before courage and power flag more laybacking leads to unobvious jug-hauling and an ungainly rest in a niche. Escape out right awkwardly (rounded hand-traverse or ungainly grovel, using holds in the roof) to finish up a wide crack. A brilliant belay is located above. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1956

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs, Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Hard Grit history, The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, Work Hard, Play Hard, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, 50 of the Best, 2016 Targets.

switch 22/May Lead rpt
with Leanne
Gus 15/May Lead

Hard graft after a weekend of techno!!

with ben rouse
Hidden 07/May 2nd dog
Cake 06/May Lead dog

Got past the crux this time before failure. Seconded it after with a couple of rests too.

with Ian Murray, John Cooper
Andy Moles 05/May Lead O/S

Joe Brown, some fella.

with Dave Lyons Ewing
pete1993 04/May Lead β

on alexs' gear, with all of the beta for the trickier moves was more like a 6b sport climb, but what a climb it was, rests and good holds right where you really need them but still pumpy and tough!! will do it again placing the gear sometime

with Alex
amccann 04/May Lead RP

Felt ok today after the last 2.5years of trying with about 5 visits.

with Pete B
GPN 01/May Lead β
with Trad Exchange
Hidden 14/Apr Lead rpt
The old James turnbull 13/Apr Lead
with adam brown
tebs 13/Apr 2nd dnf

Pumped on the final traverse; gave in to the lazy Bart and lowered off

with Burns, Adam
Andy Peak 1 10/Apr Lead rpt
bigdrew 09/Apr Lead β

First couple of runners already in

with Cam, Eve
kermit_uk 09/Apr Lead dnf

First go got just over half way frozen and pumped lowered off. Then on Andy's gear got to the top roof even more frozen and pumped and it started raining and I bottled the traverse out right. Class route back soon to do it clean.

with Andy Janezko, Eve
AdamFreeman 08/Apr Lead dnf

Decked out from 8m when my gear ripped. I need to get better at placing gear.

Chris_barr 03/Apr -
with Theo
Mowglee 25/Mar Lead O/S

Glorious route, even the head jamming grovel at the top. A week or two in Kalymnos is the perfect preparation.

with Ali
Hidden 25/Mar Lead O/S
BigTone 23/Mar 2nd
melv 13/Mar Lead β
with lee
Martin Bagshaw 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Martin Franke
Gregory 11/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with neil mcadie
buxtoncoffeelover 08/Oct/15 2nd dnf

Excellent lead from Marcin followed by my laughable/pitiful/ignominious attempt to second!!

ned_85 04/Oct/15 Lead dog
with Andreas Trunz
MarcinGobczynski ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead dog
harry_lewis 24/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Neal Jobling 20/Sep/15 Lead dog
with Andy Burr
AsleepOnBelay 10/Sep/15 2nd dog

Start fine, but got utterly spanked on the middle section. Still no idea what happened! Think I just ran out of steam.

with ian
DavidR 02/Aug/15 Lead dog

So steep!

BAdhoc 25/Jul/15 2nd dnf

fell off and couldnt reach the wall to get back on.

Longsufferingropeholder 24/Jul/15 Lead dog


with C May
C May 24/Jul/15 2nd dnf

Horrid- Pumpy all the way

with Tim
Hidden 20/Jul/15 Lead dog
ian d f 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Mark S
pearson9596 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Stanners 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Buzzing. Having not been on steep stuff or trained for nearly a year indoors I was glad to see myself get up this! What a mega route!!!!!! Complete tonic to a hard week. Very interesting method of retrieving gear on an abseil. Good team work Robbie.

with Robbie Leishman
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
stevorobs3 ?/Jul/15 2nd dog
James Lowe 29/Jun/15 2nd dnf

Part 2 of dogging Higgar. Took an absolute spanking. Fell off virtually as I left the floor and took ages to work the start out. Was outrageously pumped then made the mistake of removing the gear and being left hanging in space. Rescued myself once with a cheeky double foot hook before giving up all together. Brutal but I can imagine its fantastic if you are strong enough for it!

with Ben K, Shuan
shaunhumphreys 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S

been saving for a while nice to get clean!

benkelsey 29/Jun/15 Lead RP

All the beta, climbed badly, hard crux, top traverse is fine.

with Shaun Humphreys
benkelsey 29/Jun/15 Lead β

All the beta. Still climbed badly, found the crux hard. Top traverse is fine.

with Shaun Humphreys
dom94 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Clement
Laurence Everitt 16/Jun/15 Lead dog

Not ready for this pump fest! One to come back to for sure

HazelMacLean 16/Jun/15 2nd dog

Deceptively steep. Also gnarly for 5b. Had to get an interesting knee bar in at one point to get to a reachy hold.

Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead dog
jimbonfire 08/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Ryan Mcconnell
spidey 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
salix 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant route.

with Caitlin
MichaelGallimore 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Ben Philips
Dr Toph 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Emily
Luke Dawson 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Albert Exley 22/Apr/15 Lead G/U
Andy Fielding 19/Apr/15 2nd
with Mike Walton
Andy Peak 1 16/Apr/15 Lead

the most In control iv bean on this, no head jam on the last move:-)

with Si
Jackwd 08/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Clipped Luca's gear up to his high point just before the upper crux then got a metre or so higher but where do the jugs go when you're pumped out your mind? Need to find those other knee bars! I imagine this route is a lot easier when you know how. Had an epic retrieving the gear!

with Luca Celano
LJC 08/Apr/15 Lead dnf
with Jackwd
Stroppy 21/Feb/15 Lead dog

Attempt #2, the battle continues, frozen hands and inclement weather didn't help matters

Stroppy 07/Feb/15 Lead dog

Slipped of a knee bar, after that the dogs came out in full force. Abysmall show, I blame the large streak of guano.

theomoore 26/Jan/15 Lead G/U

second go, really good and really pumpy.

robertmctague 26/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Best E2 i've done, and maybe one of the hardest.

Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
Dave Turnbull, BMC 30/Nov/14 Lead rpt

cold, wet and hard

Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/Nov/14 Lead
with Kerry, Becky and ALex
Alex the Alex 01/Nov/14 Lead dnf

Absolute spanking! Could not stop my fingers uncurling off the flakes. Didnt recover for the rest of the day. Will be back with a larger tank.

chrismadar 26/Oct/14 Lead dog

Amazing climb. Had to take a load of rests as got seriously pumped but was definitely worth it. Shall be trying again soon!

with Dan Biggin, Phil Rudd, Lloyd Bisgrove
harry_lewis 18/Oct/14 Lead RP
climberchristy 18/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Superb! Initially fell off at crux as it was soaking wet. Went to Burbage to do some routes for Ben then came back 3 hours later to tackle it in the dry. Went fine in the dry. A brilliant line.

with Ben Cole
Ian Broome 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Packs a punch or two.

with Simon
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
sparkass 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Full value. Insanely pumpy and the top out was a total struggle.

with Rob Lovatt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 16/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Mick Mortimer
Nick1812P 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

tried the direct finish by accident, which felt very committing so finished up the original, still fairly pumpy.

with Calum harvey
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd dog
kyaizawa 04/Sep/14 Lead dog

So so steep!! Ran out of power two thirds of the way up and needed a rest on gear. Also ended up doing the traverse feet first, with a leg deep inside the crack :/ hard work, got to come back and try get the clean lead. Also, Abington down to retrieve gear was... interesting and almost equally challenging!!

Matt Cooke 27/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Jack.H.92 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with matt cooke
Nigel Bond 07/Aug/14 TR
with Debs
Matt Cooke 30/Jul/14 Lead rpt
steveb2006 07/Jul/14 Lead

Doesnt get much easier - Val didnt second

Andy Peak 1 ?/Jul/14 -

Finally clean :-) pummpy

with Andrew Deckon
jonleighton 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S


thomasmouse 22/Jun/14 Lead dog
Rachel Slater 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 06/Jun/14 2nd

Managed the balls the crux by not looking around properly

James Oswald ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Done again with Jon Stewart. Simply wonderful and better now I've found the knee bars. Ace

James Oswald ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Seconded again. Fantastic.

mrteale 19/May/14 2nd dog
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 27/Apr/14 2nd dnf

Great lead by Will. I dogged my way up to the top section where I failed. Will had lead the E4 Direct finish. A BATTLE

with Will
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead
etrillaud 18/Apr/14 Lead dog
Ricky Rocks 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Total classic, was a fight in the cold today, wrecked hands by the time i topped out....

funsized 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S

My arms were leaden for the next three days. Very touch and go before the cave. One of the finest routes on grit I've certainly done. A very converted feather in my cap!

with Tom Green
tobydunford 01/Mar/14 Lead dnf
with Harry Martin
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Louishmouis ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden ??/2014 -
robgixer 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
akhughes 29/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 05/Oct/13 Lead

Found two hand of rests, if i hadent of bean playing silly bugers wold of got it clean:-)

marcduhig 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Steady climbing.

with Haydn
chrisallan 22/Sep/13 2nd dnf
duncandarnell 10/Sep/13 Lead dog
joese7en 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Yes, very good

petekeron 04/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Barry Scott
Tom Livingstone 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
soph 03/Jul/13 Lead
with Lee Cooper
Bowzle 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Daniel Heath 18/Jun/13 Lead rpt

I guess this route always feels a struggle! I can't believe I managed to get up it a couple of years ago.

with Hayden Richards
Hidden 01/May/13 Lead rpt
mgeek 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S


with Neill Busby
buzby78 26/Apr/13 2nd
with McGeek
deacondeacon 07/Apr/13 Lead RP

Stupidly did this as first route of the day. Flash pump, then lowered down and climbed clean ground up. Fantastic route.

dr_botnik 07/Apr/13 2nd dog
with deacon
Haydn Jones 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
jameslam 03/Apr/13 Lead dnf
with Matt A
jakenichol 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Martin Cathrow
atom 06/Jan/13 Lead dog

Very pumpy but with a couple of no hand rests/ knee bars and the cave you have time to shake out. After taking a fall at the crux I found it easier to just go for it between rests. Interesting finish starts with a couple of bomber hand jams then into full body jam/ grovel rightwards to exit. Highly satisfying

St0neMonkey 06/Jan/13 2nd
with atom
masa-alpin 21/Oct/12 2nd dog

James onsighted.

with James O, John Reedy
James Oswald 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Simply amazing. I got to the to the niche utterly pumped out of my face. The section between the break and the cave felt like it went on forever. The longest 6m of my life. The moves to the break were fine, I placed some gear between the break and the cave because otherwise I think you could possibly deck out if you fell off at the cave before placing gear. Got to the headjam in the cave and felt completely full of adrenaline. After I got my head in the cave I managed to relax a little. Simply one of the best grit or non grit climbing experiences I've had. Amazing!

with Masa
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead β
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead β
dj_brigham05 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Pumpy little number. Great No hands rest in niche courtesy of a brilliant knee bar!

daniel.loram 16/Sep/12 2nd dnf
with David Brigham
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Rob Adie
Joughton 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Wow! This thing is stupidly pumpy! I think I underestimated this, not realising how steep the block is, and thinking it was 'just E2'. How wrong I was... had to battle to stay on this, I've never climbed so technically poorly in my life!

Hannes B 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

direct finish

with Magnus, Roald, Tom
dannyboy83 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S

One of the best on grit

WB 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S


with Guy
jack89 29/Jun/12 Lead dog

Epic route, and I'll be back. Need to learn to knee bar...

with Brian
Hidden 27/Jun/12 2nd dog
thetradlad 26/Jun/12 Lead dog

my new favorite!

yarrow 26/Jun/12 2nd dog
Cake 12/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Couldn't do the crux even after I sat on the rope for a while

Misha 10/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Ken
DaveFidler 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
MartinPL 05/Jun/12 Lead β

3rd try

BRoe 28/May/12 Lead RP
drysori 17/May/12 Lead
with Andy Gray
esther ?/May/12 Lead
Lewis Stewart 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
migs493 24/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Dan
Daniel Heath 24/Mar/12 Lead β

Was a struggle the whole way! Nearly fell getting into the crux

Apharri 05/Mar/12 Lead O/S
john lynch 01/Mar/12 2nd O/S


with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd dog
Drew M 19/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Job
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 02/Nov/11 Lead
with phill ukc
Diggler 01/Oct/11 Lead dog

Stoped by the crux. Angry but it will go next time.

with Mike Buddle, Calder
stingray_tara ?/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Mike Reed
augustus trout 18/Sep/11 2nd dnf
nai 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Graeme Hammond 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT!!! big holds but so pumped at the top, did a bit of a grovel to finish but who cares!!! BIG TICK :)

Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead dnf
tom.ireson 04/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Emilio Bachini
henry peter jenkins 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
tebs 25/Aug/11 Lead RP

Team yo-yo. I had a poor onsight go giving up at the good jams. Got it second go with an improved attitude and emptier mind. Amazed to suddenly find myself in the niche. Brilliant route, just enough big holds and rests to cope with the steepness. Aptly named too!

nickmattia 25/Aug/11 2nd dog

Bart and I had a great time working The Rasp yesterday. My first lead attempt ended whilst pulling through the flared flake above the good jams half height. I will be back for more. Bart then managed clean ascent on the pre placed gear.

Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead dnf
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

bellowed my way up it. tick! (phew)

with greg
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 26/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Nick
pie_eater_pete 12/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with bwestwood
shouter 12/Jul/11 Lead
wi11 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Duncan
BeccaSnowden 03/Jul/11 2nd dog

Just 1 fall!

with Tom
thomasadixon 03/Jul/11 Lead RP

Had dogged this previously in 9/10 - Two rests, no bottle to move above gear. V steep! No hard moves but still super nails at E2. - still felt nails!

with Becca
tomjagger ?/Jul/11 2nd dog
with Matt Cooke
JRae 07/May/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
frost 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Adam
A Crook 10/Apr/11 2nd

Thought the moves fairlyt straight forward but oh so pumpy

belay bunny turned bad 08/Apr/11 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
ColinD ??/2011 2nd dog

Dam the jammed gear ;) Work your weaknesses this is one for mine.

Gareth H ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Nick Sillem ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead G/U
Ethan 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
tim newton 07/Nov/10 Lead β
with al
al123 07/Nov/10 Lead rpt

f***in awesome route. got past my last highpoint with ease, great finish too.

Alistair Corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead β
with Al
jacobjlloyd 17/Oct/10 Lead dog

I got totally spanked. Not because of the hangover, or the lack f warmup - this simply felt too hard for me today! I do love a gritstone spanking to finish off a weekend of trad!

searla 17/Oct/10 2nd dog
with jacob lloyd
Chi Cheng 14/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Got to 2/3rd up took a 6m fall. Pulled rope, de-pumped and gave it another go, fell again a little higher up. Tried to dog up, took another 3 falls (inverted on 1). got to the traverse and could not hold the sloppers, super pumped. Lowered off as the sun had set and was getting cold. Ab for gear was very funny.

with Dylan Kenworthy
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
al123 08/Sep/10 Lead dnf

fell off at the crux, dodgy wire didnt hold and almost hit the floor, sooo annoyingly close to the cave rest.

BeccaSnowden 05/Sep/10 2nd dog

Soooo hard!

with Tom
Dave Foster 04/Sep/10 Lead β

On Si's gear 'til two thirds height, placed a couple more pieces towards the top. Thunderously pumpy and totally brutal, couldn't bend my arms at the top due to critical bicep pump. Full on E2 and most strenuous clean lead to date.

with Si 2
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead RP
ChrisBrooke 30/Aug/10 TR
stimpey 29/Aug/10 2nd dog
with Pete, Davina
petegunn 29/Aug/10 Lead

Used the Head jam at the top, pumpy : )

with Davina & Steve
dave o 18/Aug/10 Lead

fanny! fell off the crux, then got it from the ground next go

with Julia H
gregoritos 15/Aug/10 Lead


FlorianCastagne 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Guillaume Lion
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
drewish 02/Jul/10 2nd dog

not one for the unfit! brilliant none the less, look forward to coming back and cruising (if it's possible)

with SteveE9
Alexandre Buisse 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Soooo pumpy! Couldn't finish the traverse, and had to be lowered in shame.

gordonday 03/Jun/10 Lead dog

I thought i was fit! Easy moves but so unrelenting.

with clive
JeromeT 17/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
benkelsey 15/May/10 2nd dnf

steep but oh so good

liamoloughlin 15/May/10 2nd
Mike_Hayes 15/May/10 Lead

Pretty solid at E2 me thinks

ellis ?/May/10 Lead O/S

Not 10 points, reversed to ground from half way for a rest.

with Dave Hollinger
highrepute 28/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellars
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mark20 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
bnewman 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Such an amazing route. Steep, pumpy, good gear, go for it!

with Johannes
Hidden 01/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Tez29 ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Ivan
mattyork2 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Helmet beta: Take off your lid before stuffing your head in the top crack. Body traverse across then retrieve it once you are done from the far side ( ; Quality route, found it quite powerful.

with Johnny Richard
bigie bob 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
dan gibson 18/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with michael porter
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Did the direct finish but not the start. Last route before swine flu caught me

with Tom Bridgeland
mikeyjbs ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd
Alex Winter 29/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
mattcyp88 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Will Horton, Jon Pownall, Dave Spencer
ed woods 13/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Adam
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd
Mr Wild 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 08/Jul/09 -
drcorbasisgod 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Ed Booth 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Ad had had a go and put in some bits of gear but i stopped by them all and put some more in at the top. good route.

tuftynick 20/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with ben winston
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Shauna 31/May/09 2nd dog
with Morgan Woods
Morgan Woods 31/May/09 Lead RP

2nd try after falling off at 3/4. Total body workout!

with Shauna
Timo Austino 30/May/09 Lead dnf

On going mission - climbed up and down to half way - w/out falls - think that still allows an onsight?

with Nats
Dave Bond 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with moniek
centurion05 03/May/09 Lead O/S

nice wee route, shame its only 14m high. layback is easy 5b, the traverse was harder cos it was so windy and cold, if you can feel your fingers its an easy e2 5b route

tuftynick ?/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd dog
Harald 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S
michaelja 02/Mar/09 Lead β

cold day but fine route.

Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
feilx 19/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Heather
jw231 24/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Al Benson
al99 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
Alex Mason 23/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Amazing, got well pumped, seemed to get more tired hanging on jams than i got recovery, some harder moves than expected. The 'poor rest in the niche is actually as good a rest as you could hope to find on an overhanging wall. Finish is relatively easy when done right!

Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Amazing. Glad I saved it,, was still pretty pumpy.

Richard Horn 30/Aug/08 Lead β
barni 28/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Oli
OffshoreAndy 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with UKC Tim
tonanf 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Wicked! Hung on it for ages, didnt use no hands rest just lots of grunt. Finished with head firmly in the groove.

with burt
tonanf ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with burt
Hidden 16/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Nicos 20/May/08 Lead O/S
joe larner 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Great route. Fairly pumpy but with good rests on jams before the crux and before the traverse.

Hidden 29/Apr/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Phill Mitch ??/2008 Lead O/S

brilliant route.big holds, good gear,and a hands off rest with your head in the little cave.then a grovel out right!

with dave
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Jade
gazhbo ??/2008 Lead β
alaan 04/Nov/07 Lead dog

Fell from the end of the traverse at the top - agh! Neglected to stuff myself into the break and tried hanging the desperate slopers instead. Error.

with Grant
Ram MkiV 03/Oct/07 Lead

on alex's gear complete with hangover. 'what a route'

with alex b and (hey) jude (law)
Hidden 03/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Lead rpt
fizzy_elephant 05/Sep/07 2nd
with Tim lad, Lloyd
fizzy_elephant 02/Sep/07 Lead
with Lloyd Betsworth
Hidden 06/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/May/07 Lead
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/07 -
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
v.jester ?/Apr/07 Lead dog

the best I've done in a long time

with Tom
Apharri ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Hedger
Chad123 10/Mar/07 Lead dog

Technically easy, but relentless laybacking, dropped a cam while trying to place it and generally got worked. Good fun though and an amazing route.

with James and Ellie
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
centurion05 ??/2007 -
willackers ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Pete Halliwell
mbutton ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
mbutton ??/2007 Lead
with Alex Adgar
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
Hidden 19/Sep/06 Lead rpt
shoulders 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with pete lewis
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Bern ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead dog
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead dog

Fell/rested once at the crux after faffing.

reg_measures 18/Jun/05 Lead dog
with steve burdett
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
richiebongo ??/2005 Lead O/S

With tanya belaying me.

philhilo ??/2005 Lead

Wasn't pretty! Inc head and shoulders jam, calling for another rack....must return one day.

Gus ??/2005 Lead
with luisa giles
haydng ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Tania
Rik Dawes ??/2004 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Jun/03 Lead dnf
Jon Greengrass ??/2003 2nd dnf
with reeeve
AJ007 12/Sep/02 2nd dog
with Dan
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S

Led a couple of times

with Martin Flint
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/02 Lead rpt
highlux ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S

Another uber classic ticked of off the list. Pumpy!

Hidden ?/Aug/01 2nd O/S
steveb2006 22/Jul/01 Lead

Always good - decide against a direct finish as arms tire

with Roland Smith
CrashMat Rob 12/Aug/00 TR
with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky
goi.ashmore 21/Apr/00 Lead O/S

In a snowstorm!

with Roy Thomas
jonka ??/2000 Lead
with anth
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 06/Nov/99 TR
with Nicky
Hidden 26/Sep/99 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Sep/98 2nd
with Al Willoner
Hidden 31/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 27/Jun/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 17/May/98 Lead β

at last clean

with Nicky
CrashMat Rob 15/Feb/98 Lead dog
with Nicky
CrashMat Rob 10/Jan/98 Lead dog
with Nicky
DavidEvans 22/Oct/97 Lead rpt
DavidEvans 19/Oct/97 Lead dog

Only 1 rest this time!

with SCUM, Chris Gilligan
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 18/Oct/97 Lead dog

Fell 4-5 metres twice. Revenge required!

with SCUM, Chris Gilligan
Hidden 14/Sep/97 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/97 Lead rpt
p.crooky#1 05/Aug/97 2nd
with Ecca
steveb2006 29/Jul/97 Lead

Just enough strength left for this great route

with Rob Gambles
uphillnow 23/Sep/96 Lead

Tried just before i went to the alps but rested. On return managed it fine

with John Hubbard
Gordon Stainforth 22/Aug/96 2nd dnf

Get to within c. 3 inches of finishing hold! ... Lowered off ...

with Kath Pyke
K1 ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Kevin Davey
Laramadness 06/Jun/96 2nd β
phardman ??/1996 -
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
jamiev 05/Jun/94 Lead dog
with Adrian Berry
steveb2006 24/Jul/93 Lead

Good stuff

with Simon Mee
Roget 04/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 13/Jun/93 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
IanD353 ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 22/Jul/92 Lead
with Ernie Greenwood
Hidden 27/Jun/92 2nd
Tony Little 13/Jun/92 Lead β
with Guy and Simon
Billg ?/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 23/Jul/91 Lead rpt
nigehughes ?/Mar/90 2nd
with Bill Briggs
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
steveb2006 07/Jul/88 Lead

Another testpiece (but not onsight)

with Simon Mee
shark ??/1988 Lead
steveb2006 25/Oct/87 TR

Sort of top rope with a guy a I meet - who has set up a rope with a load of loops. Clip into next loop and release the prev one - gives some fall potential.

with unknown
Dave Musgrove 14/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Pete Finklaire
Stoney Boy ??/1987 Lead O/S
keefe 29/Nov/86 -
Hidden 17/Aug/86 2nd O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1986 Lead RP
andy gittins ??/1985 -
charlesmfrench ??/1985 Lead RP
Mark Kemball 30/Jun/84 2nd
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 28/Nov/81 Lead
with Andy Gittins
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Mike Owen 21/Sep/80 -
with Dave Ellison, Elaine Watson
Hidden ?/Jul/80 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Chris Ellis 30/Sep/79 2nd
with Martin Veale
Mark Kemball 03/Jul/77 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/1977 Lead O/S
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/76 -
with Al Baker
petemeads 10/Apr/75 Lead

Struggled with the finish, but it seems that is to be expected...

rogerskews ?/Mar/72 TR
with CMC Members
clanger ??/1972 -
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead dog
mikej 21/Jun/68 Lead dnf

Backed off this and escaped up Surform.

with Geoff Williams
mikej 23/Mar/68 2nd dnf

After a couple of hours in the Stoney cafe all the 5 climbers departed for Higgar Tor hoping that the very overhanging face would go in the pouring rain. I was hoping that the strong team would get me up the Rasp but it was not to be. I did however solo up to the peg and back.

with Keith Myhill, Al Evans, Tom Proctor, Nigel Sumner
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