Rockfax Description
The slabby left arete is sweetly delicate and remains effectively unprotected - a couple of dubious small cams are available but you wouldn't want to trust them! Despite being low in the grade, it was a superb effort for its day and still requires a cool head. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Crew 1963

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
mark4344 11/Aug TR
Dave Rich
GDun98 02/Aug Solo RP

After a few headpoints this was an awesome solo!

harry_lewis 09/Jun Lead G/U

after backing off before

Kavi, Sam McCarthy, Zoe, Tom Bennell
Sam McCarthy 09/Jun 2nd rpt
Mattlamb90 07/Jun Lead β

Strong onsite from jim.

jimbonfire 07/Jun Lead O/S
Ryan Mcconnell
spidey 07/Jun Lead β
Jimmy broomhead, mat lamb
Nick_Merriman 06/Jun TR O/S
Lewis Neve
gritnit 06/Jun TR
dom94 31/May Lead O/S
leopolian 31/May 2nd β
Neal Jobling 30/May TR O/S
Andy Burr
rurp 25/May -

all toproped

Mailee, emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden 20/May Lead RP
Sam McCarthy 16/May 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 16/May Solo O/S

very happy to do this after eyeing it up for a while.

MSchobitz 16/May Lead O/S

Pretty chuffed to have done this, will now avoid it at all cost... Thought it was all pretty straight forward for 5c until the very last break, where I took ages to commit to what I though was the hardest move.

Gambit 16/Apr TR rpt

Back to lead it sometime colder

morganator 15/Apr Lead

Almost dark. 5 mins later and definitely wouldn't have done it.. One small cam 2/5 of the way up, prob OK though. Good to get it done on my first day on rock this year

Mark Whitworth
Dave Musgrove Jnr 15/Apr Solo

Nice evening. First wed evening outside of the 2015 season.

MysteriousCeorl 20/Mar TR
Luke Dawson 06/Feb Solo RP

onsight on a gri gri then soloed a sweet route

phil64 ??/2015 -
rurp 27/Oct/14 TR O/S

Beautiful climbing, not brave enough to lead it

sopaz 26/Oct/14 2nd
theomoore 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Great, would be easier to solo - the gear didn't inspire much confidence.

C May 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
daveagriff 09/Sep/14 TR
Stuart Hossack
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
MrBIond 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S
mrteale 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 14/Apr/14 Solo
Bloke on a Rope 29/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Was feeling quite good about this until i got to the gear at half height an saw how poor it is, i tried to place 3 differnt cams only to watch them slide down the rope of their own accord, which put me right off me stride! Managed to back climb slightly and drop onto the grass round the arete, think next time i would just go for the solo, less distractions.

ashtond6 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
amccann 16/Mar/14 Solo rpt
franhammond92 16/Mar/14 2nd
mike mo ??/2014 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/13 TR O/S
Teappleby 11/Dec/13 Lead dnf

Got just beyond the gear and my hands were too cold and I'd lost psyche, so I backed off.

Andy Peak 1 03/Dec/13 Lead β

Had a cheeky abbsail down the route and found one good pice of gear and two poor pieces, a littel regret i just didnt solo it! But i am still in one pice:-)

Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 13/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Warm up. Sweet. Was climbing pretty balls-out at the top.

amccann 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Kim M 01/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 27/Sep/13 Lead RP

2x toprope then led. One good-ish cam at half height.

ferdia 27/Sep/13 TR O/S
mikealexpayne 08/Sep/13 TR
Alkis 01/Sep/13 TR O/S

No head to lead it, but the moves felt steady. Maybe in a few years...

thetradlad 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Lunar25 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Felt high and I didnt find any gear :( Climbing isnt too difficult though....

Phil Marsh
Graeme Hammond 30/Apr/13 Solo RP

Top roped easily clean a few times. Much easier than expected so went for the solo which was more gripping but OK. Better to do it this way than to never doing it at all or should I have "manned up" for the on-sight solo.

Hidden 15/Apr/13 TR O/S
Andrew Lodge 15/Apr/13 TR O/S

Done in the dark, a great climb on a top rope and all the moves go OK but absolutely no gear.

Bob, Steve
benkelsey 13/Apr/13 Solo dnf

really easy and steady to the very last move. couldn't see the move at all! downclimbed from two foot from the top back to the ground. surely that is harder than finishing it?! oops. no mats, friends, harness.

Hannes B 09/Apr/13 Solo O/S

2 pads and a mate

jon_gill1 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic route,but didnt really get any gear that would have caught a whipper so just had to hold my head and climb it!first ever E4 on lead and never managed an E3 so quite a jump from 2 to 4!

ross garfoot
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Daniel Heath 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Some near-disastrous route reading error near the top (swung round onto the steep face) but otherwise very straightforward.

spitfirerick 23/Nov/12 TR
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S
the power 03/Nov/12 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 TR O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/12 Solo

Felt fine having backed off the start a year or two ago. Really enjoyable and airy.

Hidden 22/Sep/12 TR rpt
geoff.comley 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Was eyeing it up all day, decided to go for it and was so glad i did! Woop!!

Dr Toph 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Nice and steady, delicate all the way. Didnt feel too hard tho, guess its just my kind of route..

dannyboy83 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Bry 15/Apr/12 2nd β
chrishedgehog 14/Apr/12 TR O/S
Tim Sparrow 10/Apr/12 TR

Easy 5c .... with the rope in front of me, not trailing uselessly behind!

Geoff Thomas
clmbr 07/Apr/12 TR
mr g walters
barni 05/Apr/12 Solo β
Hidden 27/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd β
belay bunny turned bad 26/Mar/12 Lead RP

Ground up, second go after a silly slip low down.

torin_123 ??/2012 TR
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S

Not as precarious as I was expecting.

Jim Malo 27/Nov/11 TR O/S
davesykes 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Steady away

pie_eater_pete 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 23/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Glad I didn't solo or LP this. Still psyched to flash it.

M_W_Court 23/Sep/11 Lead RP

one slip just after the gear, but soughted my life and got it second attempt. First E4.

ben_250 13/Jul/11 TR O/S
Phill Mitch 10/Jul/11 Solo β

wanted to solo this for a while,had a spare half day so went down specialy.Did a few warm ups then tried first few moves 3 times before commiting.Got a bit spooked half way up but managed to keep it together, just.

Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
Hidden ?/May/11 2nd O/S
ColinD 27/Apr/11 TR O/S
alaan 23/Apr/11 Solo rpt
nick ferro 16/Apr/11 TR O/S

Found it delicate.

akhughes 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Adam Hughes
harold walmsley 22/Mar/11 Solo RP
harold walmsley 08/Mar/11 TR O/S

Found it OK (easier than its namesake at Helsby). Shouldn't have spoiled the onsight

Colin Struthers
howlingbaboon 26/Feb/11 TR O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -

Did this as my first E4 about a week after my first E3 and having never done an E2 looking back on it now i don't know what the hell i was thinking.

Ahab ?/Dec/10 Lead dnf
harvie 13/Nov/10 Solo O/S
highlux 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Briefly unsettling approaching the break. Got 2 pieces in, but one was only on 2 cams and the other dubious also. Fantastic line and climbing though. Just gotta keep calm...

derekb 10/Oct/10 TR O/S
Steve - PCC
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
J.Wells 25/Sep/10 Solo RP
thomasadixon 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Essentially a solo. For me the bad cams "protected" the rest of the route just after the crux at half height.

tomthecoolperson 03/Sep/10 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR
Alasdair88 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Chris, Lev, Tom baines, Liz davies, Emma Ross
lizzie789 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Lev, Tom Baines, Chris Davies, Emma, Al Franks
Lev 30/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 28/May/10 TR
jwpil 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 TR rpt
gordonday 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
Shauna 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Lewis Grey
feilx 11/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/09 TR O/S
mic_b 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd
Jeronimo 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Had bad hayfever, and even worse midges. Hastily retreated after this.

sam8oy 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Kyuzo 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/09 TR
Em66 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
Somerset swede basher 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Katharine and Nick Payne
Theeni 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
RCrockford 24/Jan/09 TR
Diggler 24/Jan/09 TR
melonmike ??/2009 TR O/S
stephenhartley ??/2009 2nd
jimsrankin ?/Dec/08 TR
Nicos 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 19/Oct/08 Lead β

Excellent route. A small cam protects the crux at about half height.

Hidden 23/Jul/08 TR rpt
morganator 25/May/08 Solo O/S
gforce 12/May/08 Lead
Mike Soulby 14/Apr/08 TR RP
Hidden 19/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 TR
Spudly, james
Hidden ??/2008 TR
Hidden ?/Dec/07 TR
alaan 14/Nov/07 Solo

Seconded some one on this years ago.

Hidden 02/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 05/Oct/07 Solo

Had bottled it and traversed off into fringe benefit a couple of years ago. Really enjoyed it today, crag to myself.

Hidden 02/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Brian Rodgers 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Decided i didn't like the look of it - after commiting to the route. Wasn't too bad once i regained my composure.

Louise Rodgers
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
climbingrick 27/May/07 2nd O/S
Oceanic ?/May/07 2nd
tatz45 28/Apr/07 Lead β
Lisa Morgan
bronsonite 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
BenJacobs ??/2007 TR RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Dec/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Brown 30/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Nick Taylor 08/Oct/06 Lead β
Hidden 19/Jul/06 TR O/S
madaxeman 09/May/06 TR O/S
Dave Potts & Mark Benton
markbenton 09/May/06 TR β
dan gibson 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
helen gibson
Hidden 19/Feb/06 TR O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S

dave top roped it another day and said i could do it! he was right.just one smear move whilst laying away on the arete,next to the only gear,the rest is all in balance.

Hidden ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Jim Gayler ?/May/05 Lead
Nick Patrick, Matt Parkes, Ben Waller
Gambit ??/2005 Solo RP

By myself one night after work

JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/04 Solo
Lev 02/May/04 2nd O/S
Smelly Fox ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Luisa Giles
chris warner ?/May/03 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/02 TR O/S
Siderunner 25/May/02 TR β

As tenuous as you'd expect

Steve G
Urgles ?/Apr/01 TR O/S
Francis Lickerish
ewen ??/2001 -
adam carless ??/2001 TR O/S

There was already a rope on it, someone offered me a go, and I was weak enough to accept. That's my excuse anyway.

someone from CUMC
tuftynick ??/2001 -
stuart100 10/May/00 TR O/S
Claire Graham
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Roget 13/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/97 TR O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Solo O/S
martroberts 09/Jun/96 TR O/S

toproped ok but didn't fancy leading it!

craig h ?/Feb/96 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/95 TR O/S
Gordon Stainforth 28/Jun/95 TR
Steve Dean, Terry Gifford, Chris Thorp, Pete Sutton
Sean Kelly ??/1995 -

I'm sure that this used to be graded E3?

Keith Bolton
James Moyle ?/Aug/94 TR O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/94 TR
mattnuttall 15/Jun/94 Solo rpt

Jez, Ste O Dowd and Ruth were out that day.

Chris the Tall ?/Jun/94 TR
Podling ??/1994 TR
mattnuttall 16/Oct/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/93 TR
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/92 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/92 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/92 Lead O/S
jamiev ??/1992 TR O/S
Rupert Gladstone
NeilGriffiths ??/1992 Solo O/S
andy tetsill ?/Mar/91 TR
Dave Musgrove 16/Feb/90 Lead O/S

A great sunny winter's day. 12 routes led or soloed.

Kim Greenald
leathers ??/1990 -
Andy Say 17/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/89 Lead
dominic lee 28/Jul/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/89 TR
uphillnow ??/1989 TR
Stoney Boy 01/Oct/88 Lead O/S
Colin Hughes
Hidden 13/Sep/87 TR
Billg 29/Mar/87 Lead O/S
Dave Gregory
Chris Ellis 01/Apr/86 2nd
Matt Boyer
Hidden 12/Jun/85 TR
malc 22/Jul/84 TR
KRB 19/Sep/83 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1983 TR
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1977 Solo O/S
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Style of ascent
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