Rockfax Description
The thin crack splitting the wall has a desperate start and even more desperate moves to reach the wider upper section. The start is a good f6B. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests.

Hidden 13/Sep TR dnf
Hidden 08/Aug Lead G/U
Neal Jobling 30/May TR dog
with Andy Burr
AsleepOnBelay 21/May 2nd dnf

Yeah, still cant climb 6b.

with ian
benkelsey 21/May Lead dnf

Flashed to the easy crack, spent almost twenty mins trying to place shit gear then lowered off, oops.

with Shaun Humphreys
Hidden 10/May Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Apr Lead RP

2nd go to get the start this time but previously worked. Ace

Dave Musgrove Jnr 15/Apr Solo

Nice highball!

Matt Groom 14/Mar Lead
with Harry Lewis
Andy Peak 1 07/Feb Lead dnf


with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc
PeteWilson 26/Oct/14 Lead

Mega Pumpy!

with Andrew Graham
Nick1812P 09/Sep/14 Lead RP

hard. couldn't commit to the direct start, so came in from the left then got greased off the crux so lowered had a quick shake/chalk up and went back up and did it in one go, v. tenuous moves and somewhat fiddley gear. A great route though, I'll definitely be back for the direct start.

with Matt H
Olli-C 03/Aug/14 2nd dog


with Swanny
Hidden 29/Apr/14 TR
sopaz 22/Feb/14 TR dog
Matthew Ferrier 11/Dec/13 Lead

Slipped off the start a few times using some bollocks glassy smear. Cool tenuous move to leave the flake, just a shame it's only one.

Teappleby 11/Dec/13 2nd dog
Tommy Moore 27/Sep/13 TR β

Started on the left, sketchy all the way up.

john lynch 27/Sep/13 Lead dog


with Tommy, Joe Holden
Brannock 12/May/13 Lead dog

Woff, woff. Hard, many rests.

Marti999 17/Apr/13 Lead dog

Move off the flake is nails, or im just not flexible enough

with Debbie
debbie roberts 17/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Dec/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Dec/12 2nd
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 28/Apr/12 Lead β

Done the start before. Crux is the jugs to the crack above.

with Grant
GrantB 28/Apr/12 2nd
with Broom Dog
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
w.pettet-smith ?/Dec/11 Lead
with ben
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Sent dnf
mark20 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S


JamieSparkes 29/Oct/11 2nd dog

One rest on the rope at the flake, but did all the moves clean. a stiff little proposition!

with Mark
Brown 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Lilifa
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead dnf
mikeyjbs 28/May/11 2nd dog
with Roger Hamilton-Smith
riddle 28/May/11 Lead RP

Clean ascent on second try.

Hidden 21/May/11 Lead dog
jon_gill1 15/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 15/May/11 2nd dog
Fran S8 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/11 -
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead β
Harry Chaplin ??/2011 Lead RP
JulesV 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 04/Apr/10 -
geddicakes 28/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/10 Sent
Hidden 20/Dec/09 Sent
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead dog
Tony Little 22/Mar/09 Lead dog
with Dan
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Oli 24/Oct/08 Lead RP

Ground up, second go. Should have onsighted it as fell off not really doing anything.

with Pete
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Solo
alaan 23/Nov/07 Solo rpt
DavidEvans 03/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with John Helme
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/07 2nd
with John
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Lead dnf
alaan 03/Dec/06 Lead rpt

Third attempt in a year- went easily/quickly this time, absolutely fantastic bit of climbing. If only it was longer...

with Pete
petellis 03/Dec/06 2nd dog
with Alaan
Ram MkiV 22/Jun/06 Lead

Only 'just about dry' rock we found all day. despo. bouldered out start which took probably double figures of goes. nearly made the sequence up from the the flake to easier ground first go but not quite. Led it clean from the ground 1st redpoint ha ah. Seem to be falling off alot at the moment.....

with Tom
dan gibson 15/Apr/06 Lead RP
with helen gibson
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 19/Feb/06 Lead O/S
alaan 08/Jan/06 Lead dog

Will get it next time!

with Grant
Boy ??/2006 -
Mark Riley ?/Sep/05 Lead dog
RossG ??/2005 -
willackers ??/2004 Lead RP
with J.Bickerstaff
reg_measures 19/Mar/03 2nd dog

2 rests

with pete kenyon
Jim Gayler ?/Dec/02 Lead
with Matt Parkes, Ben Waller
Hidden 06/Apr/02 Lead dog
adam carless 06/Apr/02 2nd dog

A couple of rests while failing to figure out the sequence to the finishing flake

tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/97 Lead dog
martroberts 26/May/97 Lead RP

First real E2 6a. Had loads of goes at the first couple of metres with Nick and both kept falling off in turn racked up. Decided to go home with hurting fingers. Packed gear then thought I'd have just one more go with shoes on only and got further. Got geared up all over again and then sent it. Jumping up and down like an elated nutter at the top!

Bruce Kerr 09/Apr/96 2nd
with Robert Durran
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 2nd O/S
Roget 13/May/95 Lead RP
with jon
ste_d 13/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with mik
Stoney Boy 14/Mar/93 2nd
with Andy MaCallum, Neil McCallum
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
goi.ashmore 07/Mar/92 Lead RP
with Rich Lawrence
Hidden 07/Dec/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/91 TR dog
Hidden 08/Apr/90 Lead dog
Hidden 06/May/89 TR
mik1miller ??/1989 Lead O/S
with derek johnson
Billg 29/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Mark Kemball 11/Mar/83 Lead
Mark Kemball 15/Feb/80 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
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