Rockfax Description
The centre of the wall via a crack and right-trending ramp is easier and better protected than its left-hand twin. © Rockfax

FA. Allan Austin 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

m675bowsl 01/Nov Lead
with Andy Kirby
DubyaJamesDubya 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Joe Harris
bencole 17/Oct Lead rpt
with Christy
Nigel Coe 14/Oct 2nd
with Amnon
Unknownbiker 04/Oct 2nd
with Tony W
JasonK 03/Oct 2nd
with Greg B
GregBristol 03/Oct Lead

Intimidating upper section.

with Jason King
DaveB61 27/Sep Lead
with Greg Jennings
climbingrick 23/Aug Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 11/Aug Lead O/S

felt much easier then happy wanderer and bamford rib I did earlier

Sarah Roscoe 11/Aug 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug Lead O/S
Rembrandt 08/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun Lead O/S
steveboote 24/Jun 2nd
bryce.dorin 23/May Lead O/S
with Corty
Jono_LS16 04/May Solo O/S
scottcoates 02/May Lead O/S
with Will
williap 01/May 2nd
Hidden ?/May Lead
john max 26/Apr 2nd
with Julian Sorrell
john max 26/Apr 2nd
with Julian Sorrell
shaunhumphreys 24/Apr Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 19/Apr Lead O/S
petecallaghan 19/Apr Lead O/S

One the best climbs I've done so far this year

with Tom Bennachio
RobScarisbrick 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr -
Hidden 19/Apr -
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Apr Lead
Olli-C 01/Nov/14 2nd
with Chris Waddle
Fraser hill-casey 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
John Bish 18/Oct/14 Lead
with James Martin
Nick_Merriman 18/Oct/14 Lead
djones66 12/Oct/14 Lead β

If you've got little cams (1 and 0.5 ish) then this is a pleasant and well protected VS.

with Matt S
petemeads 28/Sep/14 Lead

Made up for last time - straightforward with a clear head!

with Adam R
Reedymc 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Reed
john max 31/Aug/14 2nd
tsl42 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good mental victory.

john_ni 31/Aug/14 Lead β
cragsman9000 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Ahab 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Graham Perry
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
MaccMark 25/Jun/14 Lead
augustus trout 25/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 08/Jun/14 2nd

Steady climbing, decent holds and runners

with Graham Parkes
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
Matthew Robinson 17/May/14 Solo
George Killaspy 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dylan Brown
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
treg 15/Apr/14 2nd

An enjoyable romp.

with Bird
tmawer 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
BTphonehome 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Cass
kasha_gregson 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with tony
the power 09/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with deacon
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead
orb 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mojo
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
MYox 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Maia
nick ferro 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
Jim Slater 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
rich_hw 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
max_chan 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
john_ni 22/Sep/13 2nd
psychicbread 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Max
ceturnock 07/Sep/13 TR
joemallia 12/Jul/13 Lead rpt
DavidR 29/Jun/13 Lead rpt
katyc 16/Jun/13 2nd
leeds_belle 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

My first HVS. Well protected, with a bit of optimism for my last nut. Steeper than originally thought at the top with lots of slopers! A bit polished.

Hidden 27/May/13 Lead
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
Martin Brierley 19/May/13 2nd
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd O/S
giuly 19/May/13 2nd dog
with Ben Abell, Neil Shephard
kcollender 05/May/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
David_Gledson 05/Mar/13 2nd O/S
TRFrost 05/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with R. Timms
timmsy 05/Mar/13 2nd
the power 19/Feb/13 2nd
with deacon
deacondeacon 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
dominic lee 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
woodsy 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with lee (cc meet)
Lloyders 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Bones
Piers Harley 15/Sep/12 Lead
with Simon Clark
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
claregardiner 01/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
martroberts 15/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nice little route

Andy Hardy 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
cem 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Johan Piper
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/12 2nd
Mikael 26/May/12 Lead
hotfeet 26/May/12 Lead
with Gary P
fatbuoybazza 26/May/12 2nd rpt

Starting to get hot

Hedley 13/May/12 Lead O/S
aldred 13/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Solo dnf
Ollie B 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with J.Malloch
James Malloch 21/Mar/12 2nd
PAJames ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Jimbo C 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Climbed the start of this followed by the finish of Private Practice which seemed a logical line. Soft for the grade. Nice moves on the big flake.

with Pete
Rob84 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with John Roberts, Alex Messenger, Rob Adie
cem 03/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Dave Amos
fatbuoybazza 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
caradoc 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

soft hvs, pleasant though

with john b
tradguy 30/Jul/11 2nd β
with John Mitchener
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
Graeme Hammond 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice climb :) the gear is not as hard to find a the guide makes out, soft at HVS

Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 11/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 27/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd
Jonathan Hall 17/Apr/11 Lead
danboast 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Adam
Adam_42 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Great route. Nice moves up the flake followed by an awesome section on the small holds of the rippled wall. Enjoyed every second!

with Dan Boast
Brannock 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DavidR 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
nigel pearson 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Nice moves, upper section protectable with cams. good rests.

with Yoko
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
texuspete 17/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 18/Sep/10 Lead
tim newton 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with roger bennion
geddicakes 18/Sep/10 2nd
with Liam
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Fran S8 05/Sep/10 Solo
highfivekrissy ?/Sep/10 2nd
with Bruno Yates
mattgrange 31/Aug/10 AltLd

Finished from about halfway after Dave took a flyer off the ramp and cut his head open! Finding the secret hold prevented me from following his example...

with Dave
Twisty 30/Aug/10 Lead rpt
shaun walby 30/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
holters 30/Aug/10 Lead
garywong 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
kleinej 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Gary, Robert
rd20 02/Aug/10 2nd

Gary led

with Gary, Jason
Oceanic 11/Jul/10 -
Pilch 30/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd rpt
jtree03 30/May/10 2nd
with Brother Al
Julie Carroll 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tristan Graham
Sam Simpson 21/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead O/S
wirralclimber1984 13/May/10 2nd O/S
Batt 07/May/10 Lead O/S

top's a tad bold but nice route

Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
zappa 04/May/10 2nd
mol 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Joe, Jesse
Jesse Dufton 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead
disturbed_one51 20/Sep/09 Lead
with Steve Sadler
honey_badger 20/Sep/09 2nd
with Mark
Luke Goddard 20/Sep/09 TR
Neil D 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Leelogs 31/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with dpmUK
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/09 2nd
MD 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ian W
Mike Turner 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dave White
Conor1 ?/Jul/09 2nd β

Tougher than it looks throughout, not one to push you're grade on. The final moves are far more thought provoking and exposed-feeling than they look from the ground.

with Tom Parry
Rob Davies ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd
Mike Soulby 23/May/09 2nd O/S
dashitboarder 19/Apr/09 2nd
howlingbaboon 15/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa and Graeme
pippa_g 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S

total struggle due to my lack of height. Made it in the end though!

with howlingbaboon/graeme
Adam1973 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Alex
Yanis Nayu 19/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Coel Hellier
Coel Hellier 19/Mar/09 Lead
Twisty 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Really nice route, looks easy from the ground, feels harder, soft touch HVS though and the gear isnt hard to find!

with Nigel Stock
Martin Haworth 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
tatz45 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
teflonpete 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Good move at the bottom, well protected. Easier up top but no pro after 2/3 of the way up. My 1st HVS lead.

with Tom
Sankey 06/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Andy E
andyebbens 06/Aug/08 2nd
with Steve E
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
russonly 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Paul
petemeads 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Pondered the final moves for quite a while - steeper than it looks from the ground.

daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
drysori ??/2008 Lead
dicky79 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Pete
featuresforfeet 07/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Mun
PenJD 11/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 03/Jun/07 2nd
with James/Jon
Joe Dove 05/May/07 Lead
with kev
Brown 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead
Andysomething 17/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Colin Binks
stuart100 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Ian Brown
alj 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt

Fell on this - but did not dog it. Finished clean.

with leon skeldon
Chris the Tall 11/May/06 Lead O/S

Also very committing

Hidden 11/May/06 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
featuresforfeet 29/Jan/06 2nd O/S
with Fiend
Luke Brooks 26/Jan/06 Lead O/S
max_chan ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Lou
trekkie 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S

fantastic and ok to protect on the traverse.

with Wendy
Hidden 08/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/05 Lead O/S
Siderunner 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Bols.
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Chris M ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
cem 30/Oct/04 Lead rpt
LakesWinter 17/Oct/04 2nd

An excellent lead from Mr Harvey

philboy 17/Oct/04 2nd
Hidden 09/Oct/04 Lead
leon ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
cem 15/Feb/04 2nd
Leofallon 16/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Roget 26/Feb/00 Solo O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Jules Lane, SuperLee1985, Hidden, Steve Waters, Mynydd, Albie, Hidden
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