Rockfax Description
The original way of accessing the twin cracks. Start up the crack to the right of Doctor's Chimney then hand-traverse the lowest break to reach the cracks a short distance below the jammed block. Finish steeply up the left-hand crack. Good hard work. © Rockfax

FA. F.Pigott, Morley Wood 1929. Named after Dr. Rice Kemper Adams.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Dan Geh 10/Oct Lead O/S
with Arjun
JamieSparkes 06/Sep 2nd β

Soft at hvs with the two sit down rests.

with solo
gpcomps 06/Sep Lead dog

Found this very challenging, initially went off route above the hand traverse, had to use siege tactics to complete

AJ007 08/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Aug 2nd O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Nick Wallis 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Tracy, Laura
dannyboy83 28/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Ben Corbey, Sky
efrance24234 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jwhereat ??/2014 2nd dog
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
uphillnow 09/Jun/13 Lead

May have lead before. Seconded Cath Walton in 2012

with Graham Exley
Hidden ??/2013 Solo O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Nick1812P 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Jake
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ColinD 07/Jun/11 2nd
batterj2 24/Apr/11 2nd dog

Known as Doctor's Saunter in Eastern Grit (Surgeon's Saunter in EG is known as Surgeon's Saunter Direct on UKC). Painful jamming but epic to finish!

with Tom Parry, Jamie Shaw
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead dnf
shaky2 06/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
nick ferro 05/Sep/10 -

nice jams after a pumpy start. Good gear - HVS I reackon.

Climber1806 01/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Matthew Robinson ?/Aug/10 2nd
jtree03 24/Jul/10 Lead
with Tony, Brother Al
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/10 Lead rpt

my new favourite climb on Stanage? Fantastic jams, jugs and lay-backs, classic 3 star stuff but without the polish and hype of stuff like inverted-V. First couple of pieces of gear in place after Richard failed attempt. (same climb as Doctor's Saunter)

with morgan, Richard Williams
Lumbering Oaf 12/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Could get into cracks after hand traverse - next time!!

Will_Maxwell 02/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Debbie Armstrong
J.Wells 31/May/10 2nd β
geddicakes 28/Apr/10 2nd
with Liam
santobugito 23/Apr/10 2nd dog
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
jimmys 17/Oct/09 2nd dnf
with remus
adi bryant 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Austyn
Hidden 25/Jun/09 -
Glyn Davidson 24/May/09 Lead dog
with Dan
figfour 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with ken
Mr. K 23/Nov/08 Lead dnf
springything 23/Nov/08 Lead dnf
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 26/Jul/08 Lead
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
alisonk ?/Jun/08 2nd dog

Bit of a battle at the bottom

with Alex
Daxman ?/May/08 Lead dnf

Oh dear just managed to down climb (side climb really!) after getting stuck at the end of the hand traverse. A mighty climb!

with Rick Clapham
mattyork2 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Adam Hodgson
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
martin48 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with dave
b.hayley ?/Aug/07 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 26/Jun/07 Lead dnf

I was so cold I could not clip the cam placed in the vertical crack at the end of the traverse. I dropped onto another in the traverse break.

with Jo Bowen
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
twodada 10/Jun/07 Lead dnf

the travers and manover into the crack is very tiring. Pumped out on a greasy day, I will be back!

with Rich B and Kiwi Pete
Hidden 24/May/07 2nd dog
Hidden 24/May/07 2nd O/S
mshorter ??/2007 -
colin milton 28/Jun/06 2nd

couldn,t do the direct start, nice one pep

with pep
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead rpt
baldcoder 06/May/06 Lead dog

rested once, sharp jams.

with Little Old Lady
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd RP
with reeeve
climbingrev 17/Sep/05 TR rpt

Lovely climb. Traverse and switch quite tiring. Quite steep.

Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
DerwentDiluted 05/Jul/04 Lead
with Laurie Smith
dan gibson ??/2003 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/02 Solo O/S
Peakology ??/2002 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Dom Rich Sarah
Ropeboy 02/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/99 2nd
rurp ??/1996 -
goi.ashmore 28/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
Hidden 13/Jun/93 2nd
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/1990 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Hidden 10/Jun/89 Lead
stp 04/Sep/88 Solo O/S
malc 07/Jul/85 Lead O/S
mark-abz 16/Nov/84 Solo
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/83 -
babymoac 27/Jun/81 2nd
with MTW
rogerskews ??/1976 -
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