Rockfax Description
Mantel-a-way up the wall to the right to a grotty mantel exit, or escape down and right. © Rockfax

FA. Dick Brown 1950

mikestr555 25/Oct 2nd
Hidden 11/Oct Solo
Hidden 13/Sep Solo
Hidden 11/Sep Solo β
Hidden 08/Sep 2nd O/S
GregBristol 08/Sep Lead

Ticked off the list of shame! Fierce.

with Nina
TomYates 06/Jun Solo O/S
SuperLee1985 06/Jun Lead O/S

Really really enjoyed this route, but found it HARD. Maybe I'm not good at mantle shelves. The second mantle felt like solid 5a to me. Size 3 dragon is mandatory for prtecting 'the move'. Almost a 3rd mantle at near the top too. The spikey bushes and sloping loose ground at the top lets the route down a bit though.

with Tom Swift
lithos 30/May 2nd
with sarah
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Solo O/S
dpovey 10/May 2nd
Morgan P 10/May Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr Sent O/S
andybirtwistle 25/Mar Lead
with Steve Clegg, Keith Lonsdale
PeteWilson 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
andyman666999 ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Somerset swede basher 02/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with Roger
jimbonfire 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Sweet move, spiky top out!

timreynolds 13/Apr/14 Lead
adam clarke 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Palmer
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Solo β
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
hipyhop 09/Mar/14 Solo rpt
mrginna 07/Mar/14 Solo O/S
WillDoyle 07/Mar/14 Solo
AshBash 19/Feb/14 Sent O/S
Calum Wadsworth 27/Nov/13 Solo O/S

In the dark. All very pleasant until the top out.

with Uni Lot
Teappleby 27/Nov/13 Solo
MSchobitz 27/Nov/13 Solo O/S
amccann 27/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Doing the long moves at the top static.

Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd β
hipyhop 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ben
MPSBunny 12/May/13 2nd dnf

Far too tired after a mammoth session on Roof Route.

rockaddict ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Wyrdwired ??/2013 Lead β
Palmer 11/Dec/12 Solo

traversed right as top out soaked

franhammond92 10/Nov/12 Solo
JHiley 10/Nov/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 29/Oct/12 Solo O/S

3 mantels really if you include the top-out. Much better route than it looks.

tallsop 27/Oct/12 Solo

Shit looking, but really nice!

Hidden 13/May/12 Lead
saffy 13/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Solo
spragglerocks 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Steve M
SteveM 25/Feb/12 2nd
with Rachael
adi bryant 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
burto 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S
adi bryant 04/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 21/Jan/12 TR
SteveM 08/Jan/12 Lead
with Kat
cem 08/Jan/12 Lead rpt
kitkat78 08/Jan/12 2nd dog

Direct. First mantle straightforward, second one took god knows how many attempts. Frustrating.

with SteveM
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
climb the peak ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Ian Broome 27/Nov/11 Sent rpt
fatbuoybazza 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S

More like three mantels I thought.. Gorse bush is lovely too..

with DaveP
The Mountain Goat 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
np134 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S
adam carless 10/Sep/11 Solo rpt
with dpmuk
valentinesbabe 19/Aug/11 2nd dog

Nightmare if you're short! Especially if like me your hips don't rotate much. Charley had to take over the lead after I tried and failed.

charley 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ange
Hidden 26/May/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
krikoman 03/May/11 Lead dnf

Horrible and hard with difficult gear. Though we were trying this direct.

GuyVG 11/Apr/11 Solo rpt
with Steve
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Solo O/S
GuyVG 31/Mar/11 Sent
Gallant 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 01/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Ollie B 03/Feb/11 Solo O/S
mark20 03/Feb/11 Solo O/S
Matthew Robinson 06/Nov/10 Solo O/S
James Oswald 27/Oct/10 Solo RP

Nice. The 2nd mantle requires subtle body positioning.

with James Rees
James Oswald 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome. Each mantle felt committing. Good cams protect the second mantle. A good end to an awesome day/

with Neil R
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Solo
nick ferro 12/Sep/10 -
pwilkie 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great fun. Quite straight-forward but loved it all the way.

with nick ferro
Hardcore Pat 25/May/10 Solo rpt
da_cox 08/May/10 Lead O/S

Committing with little gear. Prickly top-out too! Would've enjoyed it more if I hadn't had to belay another five people as they attempted to do it.

with Andy Overitt
Richard G Wilkinson 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sandy Holford
john lynch 11/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with simon smith
Woodiee 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S

2 interesting mantles with just enough gear to make it feel commiting but always to good holds. top out was more lakeland style with gorse, heather and chossy rock :D

Jonathan Hall 01/Apr/10 Solo
Nicos 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
nai 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Nicos 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 13/Mar/10 Solo
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Top out not too bad, solid rock and considerably less vegetation compared to guide book photo. Nice moves, and a great solo. Also soloed: 14/Mar/15 & 25/4/2015

Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
pedro.silva 10/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
GuyVG 07/Mar/10 Solo
with Lee and Ben
catblack 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Dec/09 Sent O/S
PLM 13/Dec/09 Sent

Sick, and several times since

with Ian, Luke
LakesWinter 05/Dec/09 Solo rpt
with Angus, gustav
Gustav 05/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Angus, Matt G
LakesWinter 15/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Don't remember doing this before

with Cake
Cake 15/Nov/09 Solo
with Matt
climbingpixie 25/Oct/09 Solo
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Solo O/S
minaturechris 04/Oct/09 Solo β
Bill Lawrence 03/Oct/09 Solo O/S

amazing mantels on this! me and guy decided to climb it direct so we had 2 mantels rather than just the one, made it a better climb for me personally

with Guy VG
GuyVG 03/Oct/09 Solo O/S

with a more direct start than the topo, amazing fingery mantles/rockovers.

with Young sickly Billy
mic_b 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd rpt
atom 19/Apr/09 Solo
victim of mathematics 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Really good given it's modest size.

with Jaime
deklan 01/Apr/09 Solo
Jethro ?/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 30/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ketu 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
powellj69 27/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden 14/Nov/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 24/Oct/08 Solo
with matt bennett
Oli 24/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Matt Bennett 24/Oct/08 Solo O/S
PenJD 24/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Solo O/S
daviesp2 30/Aug/08 2nd dog

made first mantle, had 5 tries on second one, Adam even tried to pull me up. I then took one step right and climbed up the crimps to the next break, then finished route.

with Adam
Adam1973 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 31/May/08 Solo
with Lewis Andrew
spqr 24/May/08 2nd O/S
with Ed Shaw
Hidden 01/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 01/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
Shauna 09/Jan/08 2nd O/S
tommytwotone 09/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
feilx 16/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/07 2nd O/S
colin milton 09/Nov/07 2nd
with pep
Hidden 23/Oct/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Oct/07 TR dog
MikeLeeds 13/Oct/07 2nd
with SteveM & Mira
SteveM 13/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Mike & Mira
Hidden 02/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Phil Ashton
gethin_allen 16/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Ian Broome 24/Jul/07 Solo
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 18/May/07 Solo
Hidden 09/May/07 Solo
Oceanic ?/May/07 -
maybe_si 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with james
c_s_hawkins 29/Apr/07 -
with sarah
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead
alicia 15/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Fiend
John Marsland 18/Feb/07 Lead rpt
alaan 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Chriswallis2 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
Paz 01/Jan/07 Solo rpt
with DP
Hidden ??/2007 -
philboy ??/2007 2nd
with paul h
Brown 30/Nov/06 Solo O/S
adam carless 19/Nov/06 Solo rpt
featuresforfeet 19/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Solo
Hidden 15/Oct/06 Solo rpt
sasmojo ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Marsh
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd
chrissloan84 ??/2006 Solo O/S
with Stu
Hidden ??/2006 -
IanJackson ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Big Ian
cem 09/Jan/05 Lead O/S
FrankW 13/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 02/Oct/04 Lead
steve mee 19/Sep/04 Lead
mrsmish 19/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S
thetourist ?/May/04 Solo
Smelly Fox ?/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/03 Solo
chris warner ?/May/03 Solo
SteveM 09/Mar/03 Lead
with Tobs
dicky79 ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Mike Bottomley
adam carless ??/2003 Solo rpt
with James Rowe?
brownie mike ??/2003 Lead O/S
A Crook 12/Jun/02 2nd
with Pat Boothman
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Stuart S 24/May/01 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 10/May/01 Solo
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Tim W 13/Feb/00 2nd
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/99 Solo rpt
Rich Malcolm 10/Jul/99 Lead dog
with Andy Perry
Hidden ?/Nov/98 2nd
martroberts 22/Sep/98 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Sep/97 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 15/Feb/97 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 08/May/95 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
John Southworth 04/Mar/95 Solo O/S
James Moyle ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/93 Solo
jim_randell 04/Jun/93 2nd O/S
with MS
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/91 Solo
Roget 26/May/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/May/91 Solo
Hidden 04/May/91 2nd O/S
craig h 14/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Jim Mellor
whispering nic 03/Mar/91 Solo
whispering nic 22/Feb/91 Solo
with Ali W
Hidden 01/Oct/90 Solo
Hidden 07/May/90 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/90 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/90 Solo
leathers ??/1990 -
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
steve prior ?/Jul/89 Solo
mik1miller ??/1989 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/88 Solo O/S
with Dave Gurney
Iain Thow 03/Jun/88 Solo
goi.ashmore 12/Mar/88 Solo O/S
John Marsland 20/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 03/Apr/80 Solo
Mark Kemball 15/Feb/80 Solo
Andy Say ??/1980 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove ??/1976 -
mikej 13/Oct/74 Solo
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