Rockfax Description
Rivelin's second classic E4 arete - technically harder than The Brush Off but with much better gear. Climb the short crack to the break, arrange a few wires and cams whilst getting ever more pumped, then sprint for the top via some tough laybacking. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Parkin 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Kipper-Phil Smith 24/Apr Lead RP

Wanted to do this since I first saw it in1976. Well chuffed to get it done it really was worth waiting for. Fantastic moves all the way. Life is sweet.

with Roscoe
FlavioL1989 23/Apr Lead O/S
CarlWH 20/Feb TR dnf

Messing about on a top rope, managed the layback, couldn't touch the next move in the rain, not easy feeling for a hold when you can't feel your fingers!

with Luke von Freeden, Robin Uren, Mike Spooner
Robs_Uren 20/Feb TR dnf
with CarlWH
mrteale 30/Jan Lead RP

Good to come back and finish this off, still took three goes on the day mind!

amccann 23/Jan Lead RP
with Ed Teale
mrteale 23/Jan Lead dog

Several ground up attempts, finished but with one rest after falling on crux. Will be back, superb line.

with amccann
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Neal Jobling 24/Jun/15 TR RP
with Tony Flint
harry_lewis 09/Jun/15 Lead RP

dogged then did clean

Andy Fielding 07/Jun/15 TR
with Mike Walton
Hidden 29/May/15 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 28/May/15 Lead G/U

Fluffed the crack low down due to a blend of incompetence and ineptitude...

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/May/15 Lead rpt

Lead on Rob's gear which made it substantially easier!

Hidden 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Matt Groom 24/May/15 Lead β

Didn't expect to be able to do it, was surprised to flash it! Felt ok, was nervous of dropping it at the top.

Nick1812P 21/May/15 Lead RP
with speedy
benkelsey 21/May/15 Lead RP

Had toproped once before. On nicks gear to the first break

Sam Marks 10/May/15 Lead G/U

G/U, superb climbing, first go later in the day after the sun went in

with leeds bunch, sheffield bunch
Teappleby 10/May/15 Lead dnf

Sam put the gear in. Had about 4 goes, but the arete was even more greasy than it normally is! So couldn't stand up without peeling off!!

with Sam Marks, Lucy Stockton, Hannah Richardson, Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Matt Ferrier
Morgan P 10/May/15 2nd dog

One rest because pumped, could lead it I think

shaunhumphreys 25/Apr/15 Lead dog

will have to come back soon to get it, felt close!

with Dom P, benkelsey
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

With a tight rope

with Shaun Humphreys
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

With a tight rope

with Shaun Humphreys
Nick1812P 12/Apr/15 Lead dog

was climbing ground up, then did with one rest due to the rain starting and the wind blowing me off.

with Jake
climberchristy 22/Mar/15 Lead RP

Got this on 4th go today. Ground up clean lead. What a brilliant line. Really sustained technical climbing until the last big break.

with Ben Cole
deacondeacon 21/Feb/15 Lead G/U

Ground up over three visits. Found this really hard. Glad I don't have to climb that crack again.

Andy Peak 1 20/Feb/15 Lead dnf
with phill ukc
Andy Peak 1 20/Feb/15 TR

the crack still felt hard but clean from the bottom 1 time

with phill ukc
dominic lee 08/Feb/15 Lead rpt
bantamdave 11/Jan/15 2nd dnf
with Tony Maden, Will
Proddler ??/2015 Lead

First E4

adi bryant 17/Nov/14 Lead dnf

I have the rain as an excuse this time..

with Lee
benkelsey 22/Sep/14 Lead dnf

very sweaty crack, colder connies needed for us punters

with Shaun Humphreys
nick ferro 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill
C May 13/Sep/14 TR dnf
Olli-C 03/Aug/14 2nd β

Cool, slipped off the start, did the rest fine.

with Swanny
ianjfsutcliffe 29/Apr/14 TR dnf
with Jonny
Matt Cooke 22/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Jack, Sam Taylor
theomoore 08/Mar/14 Lead G/U

Great climb, hard!

WillDoyle 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 01/Mar/14 Lead RP
Mike Todd 01/Mar/14 TR RP

Fell when trying the lead - end of the day and too tired. Coming back for this one. Exhausting for a short route.

Hidden ?/Mar/14 2nd
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead G/U

ground up. Crux took a few gans. Safe but 'ard.

Matthew Ferrier 11/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Pleased to get the onsight. So much potential for barn-dooring all the way up.

Teappleby 11/Dec/13 2nd dog

Great moves but really pumpy. Had to rest a few times on it.

jacobjacob 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
amccann 13/Nov/13 Lead dog

Foot slipped just as I reached up for the first break, then couldn't hold the arete for long enough to stand up in the same break (3 or 4 rests) Managed it in the end.

Jono_LS16 23/Sep/13 Lead

On Petes Gear

marcduhig 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt

So close to the onsite. Nailed second go.

with Iain G
Sam Simpson 27/May/13 Lead RP

really good. took a few tries!

mshorter 17/May/13 Lead RP
sparkass 16/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 -
Hidden 11/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hannes B 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/13 2nd dog
john lynch 04/Feb/13 Lead

so close to the o/s! amazing route.

with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Lead RP
Daniel Heath 01/Feb/13 Lead β

Lead on Remus' gear. Much easier when you don't have to place it! Lot's of interesting moves packed in a short space.

with Remus
shaunhumphreys 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf
mwatson 10/Nov/12 Lead rpt
JRae 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Last move! Not been on proper grit for a while so felt pretty tough.

dannyboy83 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Pleased to do this. A few tenuous moments.

with Grant
GrantB 28/Apr/12 2nd
with Broom Dog
adi bryant 15/Apr/12 Lead dnf
with Liz
drcorbasisgod 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith ?/Dec/11 Lead
with ben
davesykes 20/Nov/11 2nd

2 wires then grey alien

with Stan
pie_eater_pete 24/Oct/11 Lead rpt
davewsargent 24/Oct/11 2nd dog
sammo247 03/Sep/11 Lead dnf
BeccaSnowden 15/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Tom
thomasadixon 15/Jun/11 Lead

Annoyingly fell on the crux, will have to come back!

with Becca, Ollie
rob.s22 ?/Jun/11 Lead

Barndoor'd off lay back at bottom stupidly. Lowered did rest first go.

with M.G
Hidden 31/May/11 2nd dog
Brown 31/May/11 Lead
with Gabriel
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead
thomasadixon 19/May/11 2nd O/S

Going onto right side of the arete ok at the top? Tough crux between the middle breaks!

with Mike, Alan
Reaver2k 19/May/11 2nd
TomPR 12/Apr/11 Lead
akhughes 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Dave Gilling 05/Apr/11 TR
with Jamie Lilleman
mwatson ??/2011 Lead dog
pie_eater_pete 23/Nov/10 Lead
with bwestwood
bwestwood 23/Nov/10 2nd
with pete sargeant
petellis 26/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Pretty lame attempt, not feeling great but decided to give it a go anyhow. Didn't have the beans to get up the inital crack despite it feeling about E2 for the crack section.

with Bex
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 03/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
sean0409 ??/2010 -
Hidden 03/Oct/09 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd dnf
disturbed_one51 30/Aug/09 TR
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 30/Aug/09 TR

Climb was great, shame about the wasps nest at the top!!

Hidden 29/Aug/09 TR dog
Dan 85 12/May/09 Lead RP
with Rich
DavidEvans 11/May/09 Lead rpt

Gear in place. Felt ok.

with Nige, adam ellwood
steve_biczyk 28/Dec/08 Lead
with Emma Curry, Chris Thackray
Matt Fry 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for ages. Very glad i waited to onsight it :)

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/08 Lead RP
Boy ?/Oct/08 -
with Nige Kershaw
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead dnf
alaan 02/Mar/08 Lead

Second go - pulled the ropes after fairly rubbish first attempt, moved some gear to reveal a hold and then went swimmingly.

with Aly
The old James turnbull ?/Mar/08 Lead

fall, pulled ropes through. moved some gear to leave the biggest hold free then went well, in the hale!

with paul winder
Hidden 02/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/07 2nd
Toby Dunn 21/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth
bronsonite 03/Feb/07 Lead
with Nathan Lawrence
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Eric Hildrew
Hidden 19/Feb/06 TR O/S
Mark Riley ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead β
Jim Gayler ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Nick Patrick, Ben Waller
Hidden 10/Oct/04 Lead O/S
shark 24/Feb/04 Lead
Gus ??/2004 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead dnf
bigphil 20/Jul/03 2nd dog
with Toby
Obi-Wan is lost... 20/Jul/03 Lead dog

One fall in first crack

with Phil
lx ?/Mar/02 Lead

1st e4

uphillnow 14/Sep/01 2nd
tlr ??/2000 2nd
with Dave
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Jul/99 TR
with Ian Holmes
Rich Kirby 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Viv
crossleysm ?/Sep/96 Lead G/U
mikedelderfield 01/Jun/95 Lead dog
ste_d 01/Jun/95 2nd O/S
with mik
goi.ashmore 08/May/95 Solo O/S
with Roy Thomas
rob.grafton 10/Apr/94 Lead
with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce
mattnuttall ?/Mar/94 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
sadams 02/Mar/91 Lead
with Kev Mellieu
Dave Musgrove 16/Feb/90 TR
with Kim Greenald
Billg 20/Sep/89 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Aug/89 TR
dominic lee 28/Jul/89 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/89 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/89 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 12/Mar/84 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/1977 Lead
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