Rockfax Description
From the centre of the slab trend left by neat footwork and a mantel to the shallow groove in the arete. Not much gear! © Rockfax

FA. Fred Jones 1933

Tony Holdsworth 04/Oct 2nd rpt
with Jo Rowell, Steve Smith
Hidden 30/Aug Solo O/S
the power 29/Jul Lead rpt
with deacon
tobyk 23/Jul Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
Hidden 18/Jul Lead β
dannyboy83 29/Jun Solo O/S
with Lena
the power 15/Jun Solo O/S
with Billy
amccann 31/May Solo O/S
cdpuk 18/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr Lead O/S
Adamski1986 21/Mar Lead O/S
watson.b 21/Mar 2nd O/S
georgenvk 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with George
mikestr555 26/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
ophillips 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
GregBristol 01/Jun/14 Lead
Alex_Derbyshire 01/Jun/14 Lead
shumidrives 01/Jun/14 2nd
Markheighton 01/Jun/14 2nd
Jonathan Hall 09/May/14 Solo
MSchobitz 22/Mar/14 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 23/Oct/13 Solo
Alex Thompson 19/Oct/13 Solo O/S

Waiting for others to walk over.

vix 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Anton
Hardonicus 03/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Soloed in 2007 according to my records.

with Michelle
grubes 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
chelle 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
JoeMortimer 18/Jun/13 Lead
DBoothroyd 18/Jun/13 Solo
tom.dodo 19/May/13 2nd O/S

Enjoyed the balancy start. Nice finish too.

with John
yorkshiresherpa 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Tommaso D'Odorico
Deezel65 07/Apr/13 Lead
rockmaverick ?/Apr/13 Lead

one move wonder....a hard mantel

with Jeremy
cragtyke 02/Feb/13 Solo
SteveM 05/Jan/13 2nd
with Kat
kitkat78 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 12/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
mtempest 20/Aug/12 Lead
Steve Waters, Mynydd 20/Aug/12 2nd
MarkCunnington 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Arul Umapathy
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Marq 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Vicky L 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Marq
mattwilk 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Very bold at the grade with no gear till the half-way point and it's not totally straightforward to there. Really nice climbing though and lack of gear does add a little something!

with Lou
Pike 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Interesting introduction to the grade, wasn't expecting the lack of gear. Succeeding in executing a "salmon belly flop" because my legs just don't go high enough it turns out.

with Lou, Matt Wilkinson
dannygiblin ?/Jul/12 -
JamieSparkes 27/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with solo
jon59 13/Jun/12 Lead
Barry D 10/Jun/12 2nd
with Jules_L
martroberts 04/Jun/12 Solo O/S


Jules Lane ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Made a real hash of the mantle. Grrrrr.

with Mynydd Barry
gjh 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

No gear till you finish the traverse, far more bold than I expected.

Deezel65 27/Mar/12 Solo O/S
lidiya nedevska 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Chris Redding 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Alex@home 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S

pleasant contrast between delicate padding and awkward finish

Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd
gemmasimpson77 15/Jun/11 TR
with Oli, Pete
pete_81 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Oli, Gemma
99bolivar 02/Jun/11 TR β


jshields 03/Apr/11 2nd
with Richard Hopkinson
RichardMc 01/Apr/11 Lead
with Tony Williams
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
nick ferro 30/Aug/10 -
Graeme Hammond 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Andy Peak 1 19/Jul/10 Lead
with H washbrook
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead
Left Back 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with vard
tanssop 21/Mar/10 2nd dnf
with Andy
SteWatkins ?/Mar/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
stephenhartley ??/2010 Solo O/S
MD 05/Sep/09 Lead
with Donna
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
SGD 26/Apr/09 2nd

this is nice

Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
towdman 01/Mar/09 2nd
Graham Armitage 01/Mar/09 Lead
with towdman
Adam1973 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 21/Feb/09 2nd

Crux is tough but once you get your left arm out left on the edge works quite well. Best climb of the day.

koopa ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Sep/08 TR
howlingbaboon 19/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with Shane
Hidden 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
JonathanJones 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Grant
GrantB 13/Aug/08 2nd
with beefcake
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd
Reaver2k 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Not really the obvious choice of route for me not liking slabs, nevermind unprotected ones but decided I would push the boat out and try one and actually really enjoyed it! Quite wobbley on the traverse as the footholds looked quite polished, then a tricky move round the arete still without protection. Finally put a nut and a cam in, then found the next move really awkward for 4a! A bit of a mantle type thing but without any holds. Figured it out in the end just by bringing foot up a bit higher and using a hold on the arete. Lizzie followed with relative ease!

with Lizzie
popebenedictus 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
redsulike 09/Feb/08 2nd
with Gordon Gibbons
Profile Removed 22 06/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
PenJD 16/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Palmer
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
martin48 02/Sep/07 Lead
with dave
Hidden 04/Aug/07 2nd
robbo 28/Jul/07 Solo

Nice route

Hidden 12/Jul/07 Lead
mr bounce 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
Simon Caldwell 05/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jenko 01/May/07 Lead
with Matt Robinson
Lukey B ?/Apr/07 TR O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with owen
Richard ?/Jul/06 2nd
Nicos 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with solo
darren1 04/Jun/05 -
Tim W 04/Jun/05 2nd
cem 23/Apr/05 2nd
with Sally Dipple
adi bryant ??/2005 Lead O/S
LakesWinter ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
mooseloose ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Jana
Hidden 25/May/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/01 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/01 Solo
BlueJohn ?/Apr/01 Lead
with JohnnyM
DanEm ??/2001 Lead β
Simon Caldwell ??/2001 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 01/Apr/00 Lead
with Laurie Smith
stevo smith 26/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Chris scott
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/98 2nd
Tim W 25/Aug/98 Lead
Iain Thow 28/Jun/95 Solo
Roget 14/May/95 Solo O/S
with jon
ill_bill ?/Aug/91 Lead
leathers ??/1990 -
goi.ashmore 25/Jan/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/89 Solo
Andy Say 22/May/87 Solo O/S
John Marsland 09/Aug/84 Solo
charlesmfrench 03/Feb/83 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
RichardMc 01/Jan/78 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/73 Lead
rogerskews ??/1971 -
with CMC Members
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