Rockfax Description
Climb the pleasant jamming crack on good lockers. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Jim Malo 01/Nov 2nd O/S
with Mark
ralphio 20/Oct Lead O/S
with Andy
andy.smythe 20/Oct 2nd
with ralphio
Hidden 11/Oct Solo
Hidden 03/Oct Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 27/Sep Solo O/S
DanChad 20/Sep 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 20/Sep Lead

Nice warm up.

MikeLell 22/Aug Solo O/S
AJ007 08/Aug Solo O/S
jshields 04/May 2nd
TonyF 04/May Lead O/S
with Mike Dowsett, John Shields
MikeDowsett 04/May 2nd
atom 07/Apr Solo O/S

Great jamming

peppermill 04/Apr Lead O/S
John Higgs 22/Feb Solo O/S
robblowen 02/Jan Solo O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
gavinpeach 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Hellen
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 10

Hidden 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Luke Jones 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
stuart34 11/Jul/14 Solo O/S
rockman 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Bit short but good.

timcedwards 05/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead β
p_won 17/May/14 Lead
with Mark Taylor, Ollie Knowles
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
disturbed_one51 19/Nov/13 Solo
mol 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Jesse
daviesp2 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Totally out of practice!

with Rich
simeclimb68 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with John Chiverton
Tilt ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Steve Watts
jasonpm 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
knighty 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Jam, jam, jam. Hands and feet. Get your arms right in there. Worry about the grit rash tomorrow!

SuperLee1985 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Lots of jamming, and more jamming, pretty pumpy so you will be grateful it is only 8m tall.

with chris knight
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko 02/Jun/13 2nd

A jamming crack this steep is VS 4c in my book.

with Matt Gordon
peachos 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Excellent route, layback the f**k out of it.

with Lilly, Graeme
Ricky Layf 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Pete
pete_naylor 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jody
jogh 28/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Ricky
palmer.jody 28/Apr/13 2nd RP
oread ??/2013 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
beckett45 16/Nov/12 -
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

a bit slimy

franhammond92 13/Sep/12 Lead
Nick1812P 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 13/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Fran
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 28/Aug/12 Lead
with Dave Dewhurst
Howard J 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Vanessa Jackson
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd dog
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Fragmod 02/Jun/12 2nd
pbuggy91 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/12 2nd
PLM ??/2012 -
Hidden 21/Nov/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 22/Oct/11 Solo O/S
RichardMc 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
Jimbo C 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Pete
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/11 2nd
Becky E 13/Aug/11 2nd rpt
benjio 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with matt t
matthomas79 30/Jul/11 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo
Will_Maxwell 11/Jul/11 Solo O/S
James Malloch 15/Jun/11 2nd
Oliver Houston 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
jack89 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pretty tough and pumpy for an HS!

gaz_jones 16/Apr/11 2nd dog

No Comment!!!!

Graeme Hammond 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Becky E 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
cloneragan 20/Nov/10 Lead RP

Tough and sustained. And the dead sheep are still there!

with Dan Tudhope
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
j4kub 09/Oct/10 Lead
with claire gibson
JamieSparkes 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Oliver Houston 29/Jun/10 Solo
graphiclunarkid 26/Jun/10 Lead RP

Sustained. Needed two tries to figure out the start.

arctic_jen 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich
Haszko 26/Jun/10 2nd
with James Salter
frankcp87 25/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian Holbrook
Hidden 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
tompilgrem 22/Jun/10 2nd

Backed off on the lead, seconded ok though

with Dad
bobpilgrem 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Tough for the grade ?

with Bob/Tom
max_chan 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Harder than I was expecting. All felt a bit slippery on a warm evening.

with Lou
Rob Jarratt 12/Jun/10 Lead

Sinking jams the whole (brief) way. Lovely climb, but two dead sheep nearby made the place stink a bit.

with Julie Hardie, Andy Crawley
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo
Katya 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Alex Dalton
Creep_pea 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Walsh
Ron ??/2010 Lead
with Chris
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead
Shauna 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Jules
Brown 15/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with James T
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Mary Moloney
Chris Ellis 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Jim Hatfield
Reaver2k 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Tried to sandbag Michael on this but failed miserably when it wasn't as hard as I'd remembered it! Ahwell there is always next time...

with Tom Dixon, Michael, Becca
jcurley 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Drinkwater
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead dnf
popebenedictus 14/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Hidden 27/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 12/Oct/08 2nd
Andrew Barker 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Didn't use jams until the top of the crack.

SteveM 27/Sep/08 Lead rpt

Finally got round to ticking this one that Tobs and I had backed off so many years ago.

with Kat
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
kitkat78 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Neil Henson 14/Sep/08 2nd

A real battle

with Graham Robinson
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/08 2nd
victim of mathematics 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Annelies
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/08 Lead
alisonk ?/Jun/08 Lead

Lesson in jamming

with Alex
btc 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with ian lovatt
barney@helmshore 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with simon
MikeLeeds 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce Hayward
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jimbo C ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
StevePr ??/2008 Lead
with Alan
Pilch 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 TR O/S
gareth scott borthwick 06/Sep/07 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
gingerkate 05/Aug/07 2nd
with M
liamoloughlin ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Reaver2k 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Jesus christ what a climb! I am not used to HS's and this one was a real struggle! Hardest one yet! Some solid jams in places but alot of the time, as Nick said, a little too wide for solid ones. I really struggled placing my second piece of protection, found a ledge/jug to hang onto but had poor feet placements, switching between jammed hands to try and get the gear in the rigth hand, all the while getting more and more pumped after only being 3m's up! Was really huffing from the first move, trying not to overexcite myself but failing miserably. My first real pure jamming crack, used a couple of things outside the crack for my hands once or twice, but had alot of jamming practice and really seem to be getting the hang of it. Topped out thinking "Wow, asif I just managed that!". Must have placed atleast 4 or 5 pieces of gear within 8m of climbing. All round, fantastic climb, worth two climbs, and is sustained 4a-4b moves throughout. Next time it will go smoother with some luck.

Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead rpt
loose85 21/Apr/07 2nd
Runout ?/Apr/07 2nd
with northern lads
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/07 Lead
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rampikino 15/Oct/06 Lead
with MMC Various
Hidden 11/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/06 Lead
steev 10/Sep/06 2nd dog
with Helena
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Solo
baldcoder 06/May/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Chris Sansum 30/Apr/06 2nd

Seconded in trainers - easy jamming.

with Sean Kenny
PenJD 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth S and Mark B
Nicos 08/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Stig 25/May/04 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Neil Curtis 25/Apr/04 2nd
with Arthur Austin
petekeron ??/2004 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 25/Feb/03 Solo
Tobias at Home 22/Dec/02 Lead dnf


with SteveM
SteveM 22/Dec/02 Lead dnf

Backed off in the rain

with Tobs
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 03/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/02 TR
Roget 01/Jul/01 Solo O/S
LakesWinter ?/Jun/01 Lead
with Wil
rocktigger ??/2001 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden 16/May/98 Lead O/S
r0b 02/May/98 Solo O/S
Jim Brooke 14/Mar/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/97 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/97 2nd
Hidden 17/May/97 Lead
Blod 13/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with Bob
Hidden 14/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
jim_randell 18/Jun/95 AltLd O/S
with SL
rurp ??/1995 -
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Solo
Dave Mountford 02/Jul/94 Lead
with Damon Heath
Hidden 08/Jun/93 Solo
Hidden 23/Aug/91 Solo O/S
leathers 14/Jul/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/90 Solo
Raggar 10/Mar/90 AltLd
with Jon B
BRUCESTRAC ??/1990 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
goi.ashmore 18/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 06/Sep/89 Solo
steve prior ?/Sep/89 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/89 Solo
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo
mark-abz 29/Jun/87 TR
Andy Say 23/May/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 -
John Marsland 10/Oct/84 Solo
Dave Musgrove 28/Aug/83 -
malc 14/Aug/83 2nd
tapley 08/Jul/83 Solo
charlesmfrench 06/May/83 Solo O/S
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
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