Rockfax Description
The pleasant slab at the right side of the buttress is climbed centrally and is rather lacking in gear, though tiny cams help. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1985

Tim Harper 31/Oct Lead O/S
with Jack Poyner
Hidden 20/Oct Solo
Paul Hy 20/Oct Solo O/S
with Neil M
lukepearce 11/Oct Lead O/S
with Big D
davidbird63 11/Oct 2nd
Nathanhelstrip18 05/Sep 2nd O/S
JCresswell 23/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug Lead
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd
HB1 07/Aug Solo
with KB
Hidden 02/Aug Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul 2nd β
bullwinkle 12/Jul Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jul Lead
Hidden 11/Jul Solo O/S
jasonpm 27/Jun 2nd
PanzerHanzler 27/Jun Lead rpt
with Jason M
markK6 07/Jun Solo O/S
sims 25/May Lead O/S
with Jonno
MarkCunnington 16/May Solo O/S
mky77 16/May Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May -
monkeyman79 16/May TR O/S

10 in 10 in 10 4 Nepal event

with Steve Chapman
stev1e.wilso 10/May Lead O/S
with Rosie, Simon
beeney 10/May 2nd
Rozzlarr1992 10/May 2nd
with Dad
FlavioL1989 07/Apr Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/Apr Solo
with Nancy
Hidden 22/Mar Lead rpt
ju59 08/Mar 2nd
with Jez, Helen
Hidden 07/Mar 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar Lead
DaveB61 28/Sep/14 Lead
MikeDowsett 28/Sep/14 2nd
SophGreen 20/Sep/14 TR O/S
67hours 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

May as well solo the route if you plan on leading it. Moves aren't too hard but there's no gear beyond halfway. A nice short route though.

with Erinna
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jake Young 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
NathanP 27/Jul/14 TR
D Berry 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt
migs493 22/Jun/14 2nd rpt
MPSBunny 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

With no gear.

GermanAlex 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S

too easy to be worth VS

john. e.r 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with rx
kwickfit 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb might as well be solo due to lack of protection

climbingfoetus 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
robblowen 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
puppythedog 31/May/14 Solo O/S

Lovely couple of solo's at the end of the day.

with Matt
Alaric 18/May/14 2nd
with Neil
freemanTom 17/May/14 Solo
with Richard Henton
jonhowson 17/May/14 Solo O/S

Great slab climb, no harder than the other HSs to the left of it though.

timbanton 03/May/14 Solo
SJEdmondson 25/Apr/14 2nd RP
with Mike Smith
paul_taylor_home 19/Apr/14 TR
with Richard Taylor
migs493 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Retro Rowan 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tomaca12 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
DavidPC 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
disturbed_one51 19/Nov/13 Solo
darlolad 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
harold walmsley 08/Sep/13 Solo rpt
craig naylor 07/Sep/13 Solo O/S
ImogenJones 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S
rockman 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
timcedwards 18/Jul/13 2nd
lithos 10/Jul/13 Solo

solo then 2nd Karl

with karl c
oddtoast 10/Jul/13 Lead

Nice but short. Three ickle cams.

with Gav
Ron 09/Jul/13 Lead β
with Helen, Jeff, Chris
Steve J P 07/Jul/13 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 07/Jul/13 2nd
with sp
DinoGator 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tom GP
rohai545 25/Jun/13 2nd
with Jonny Holmes
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
David Walker 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
dpiddock 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jo Humphries
dpiddock 08/Jun/13 Solo rpt
adam carless 02/Jun/13 Solo O/S

not sure it deserves VS really, it's no harder than the HS's around here

David Wynne 01/Jun/13 TR
with Harry Adams
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Fatt Matt 25/May/13 Solo rpt
Jules Lane 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Balancy !

with Scafell Lyndsey
Hidden 05/May/13 Solo O/S
Yanis Nayu 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Andy
oodie72 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Wildstyle 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
madguernseyboy 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
gjh 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
pete_naylor 02/Feb/13 TR O/S
Jim Brownlow 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with Iain Mount
Hidden ??/2013 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
deacondeacon 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S
jshields 01/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/12 -
Griff1990 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with JT
JamieTown 11/Aug/12 Solo
Chris Craggs 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Steve Cunnington, Dave Gregory
Mike Bayley 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Neil Armstrong
Andy Hudson 17/Jun/12 Lead
with Martin Lock
John Brayshaw 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Jo Midgley
erica 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 17/Jun/12 2nd
with erica
ju59 20/May/12 2nd
darrencabowabo 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Marmoset 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
lozowen 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Tanya Savage 15/Oct/11 2nd

not much gear but otherwise quite nice

Neil Pacey 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
RichardMc 09/Oct/11 Lead
with Ian Gunn
Adderbury Climber 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Richard
Chris Craggs 27/Sep/11 Lead

Pleasant. Got three tiny cams in it.

with Steve Cunnington, Dave Gregory
valentinesbabe 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Protectable with 00 friend.

Tithe Technique 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Short and sweet

with Marilyn
Hidden 29/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Lead
tim.fairhall 28/Jul/11 Solo
Jim Malo 24/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 05/Jun/11 Solo O/S
mikej 19/May/11 2nd
with Rick Naylor
Roget 02/May/11 Solo O/S
with jim
Nick Ashwood 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chrisanderson 10/Apr/11 Lead
Jack Whiteley 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

needs small gear or big balls

with Izzy
Sam Simpson 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
riddle 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Freddie 1 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Andyh83
Becky E 21/Mar/11 2nd
with Mick Sissons, Mark Mercer
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead
RalphC 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Helen, Ali
Fatt Matt 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Jethro ?/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 16/Feb/11 2nd
with Dan
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 17/Oct/10 Lead
with H washbrook
nathan foster 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ben ski 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Ken
Jon Pilling ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Bowker
Hidden 20/Sep/10 -
PhillS 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mich, Jamie
jamiemcdonald 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Michelle Taylor, Phill Sparks
JamieSparkes 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
RalphC 15/Aug/10 Lead
with Caroline
LakesWinter 08/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Phil B
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Richard PCC
Becky E 08/Jul/10 2nd
with David Fisher PCC
Graeme Hammond 08/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Solo
Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Steve_Fozz 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Fay Isherwood
kitkat78 03/Jul/10 Solo
SteveM 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Pilch 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S


with Ed
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
adam clarke 19/Jun/10 TR
with Will Legon
ajc 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
nick ferro 05/Jun/10 -
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
shkinitrep 31/May/10 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 22/May/10 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 22/May/10 Lead O/S

nice moves to start and bold slab above.HS at best.

with Bob/Tom
Jim Malo 18/May/10 2nd
mattgrange 15/May/10 Lead
Jon Pilling 13/May/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Bowker
swoosh 04/May/10 Solo
jwpil 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Andy Fielding 11/Apr/10 Solo
with Dave Sadler
Hidden 11/Mar/10 2nd
Ron ??/2010 -
Jon Dittman 13/Dec/09 2nd
victim of mathematics 15/Nov/09 Solo rpt
pishmishy 18/Oct/09 TR dog
with Andrew Howell
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
chrisallan 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
M_Bell 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
freemanTom 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Jurgen
popebenedictus 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
mick1jones 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Alex led

markytaylor 21/Aug/09 Solo O/S
gavster2405 21/Aug/09 Lead
with Andrew Porter, jane phillips
aldred 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Michelle Piper 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
staceyjg 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S


minaturechris 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Possibly the easiest VS 4b Ever!

with Stacey
danleyden 02/Aug/09 Solo
Mattyk 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Blackgoby 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Will
IAN NET ?/Jul/09 Lead
Poco Loco 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S

It was OK, one move to make you think at 2/3 height.

bobbarnes00 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with phil
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Shad ?/Jun/09 Lead
asmith37 24/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo O/S
teflonpete 25/Apr/09 Solo
garywong 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
nikinko 25/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Thin moves over thin gear. Backed off as couldn't commit to delicate moves over a microcam. (thanks for the loan of the micro cams though).

with Maggie
bullethead 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ava Adore,The Accused
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Bex_M 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
StevePr 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Alfredo 19/Mar/09 Solo
victim of mathematics 10/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Jon
Whealiebob 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Stee
BigToe 07/Dec/08 2nd
TiffTiff 18/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Ed Westwood 11/Oct/08 Solo O/S
craig h 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Janet, Becky and Sam Hannah
Scott McRae 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Adam1973 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Adam
sasmojo 21/Aug/08 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 16/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Pelleas 16/Aug/08 Lead
with Martin
bridget143 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Rob Middleton
Brown 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
lithos 10/Aug/08 Solo
D Berry 03/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mark (UBMC)
wingalina 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
with Robert Turnbull
tractorbachcoch 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Andy, Peter
chadrads 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

found plenty of gear

Hidden 07/Jun/08 Solo O/S
andycash 31/May/08 Lead O/S

short and sweat but not much gear

with charlie o'brian, jason cash
jasoncash 31/May/08 2nd O/S
cham749 18/May/08 Lead
with Charlie Burbridge
plastikman 19/Apr/08 2nd
with Tom
wanderso 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Felt a bit silly after Feathered friends and May crack. Not a patch on them. Felt very comfortable, good placing for some protection, but must admit after seconding my mate's diff and v.diff on the crag I would have preferred to solo this than them! reckon could be downgraded to HS or even severe. Still nice though, nicer than May crack which I reckon should be HVS 4c:-)

with Graeme Shaw
tomboyle 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with sarah finney
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Mutl3y 20/Oct/07 Lead
with David
Graeme Hammond 13/Oct/07 Solo O/S
NickST ?/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Solo
The Boy Riley ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/07 Lead
toasted 17/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/07 Solo O/S
mooseloose 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Alan Rocky Roberts
carriegold 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

In the recent Eastern Grit this has been down-graded to an HS. To be honest I'm not sure I would've given it a go if I'd seen VS in the book cos it was my first outing and only my second lead since last August, but with a #1 nut and a size 3 Zero I felt it was good value for money!!

with Sally Southall
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Browny 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Jonny M 19/May/07 Solo rpt

Good set of placements with a set of modern-day peanuts...

with Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
AJ007 21/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Solo rpt
Jim Vach 11/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
clive-greenwood 03/Feb/07 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
naughtybadboy 17/Dec/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/06 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Zoomer 10/Sep/06 Lead
Jules 210681 10/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Solo O/S
adamscottthomas 09/Sep/06 Solo O/S

Rob and I soloed

Chris the Tall 06/Aug/06 Solo rpt
steve mee 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
alj 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with leon skeldon
gibbo38 01/Jul/06 Lead
with Robert
Hidden 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt
PenJD 17/Jun/06 Solo O/S
mikej 03/Jun/06 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Rampikino 28/May/06 Lead
with MMC Various
Hidden 09/May/06 Lead O/S
Caralynh 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Woodie
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd
stevo smith 26/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with Chris scott
loonyclimber ??/2006 -
loonyclimber ??/2006 -
Hidden 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Steve Pardoe 24/Sep/05 Solo O/S

As height is gained, gradient reduces, but so do the breaks. A sharp pebble in the lip of one gave enough finger purchase to get the feet sorted out for a fairly committing sequence to the top. Well worth at least one star in my view, even though it's short - Black Slab at Burbage North gets one.

with [Roger Dyke]
Hidden 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
LoopyLou ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 29/May/05 TR O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 19/Mar/05 2nd
Nicos 18/Mar/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 11/Feb/05 Lead
Hidden 14/Nov/04 Solo
Neil Curtis 09/Oct/04 Lead rpt
with Pete Barnes
darren1 26/Sep/04 -
with Janna Miller
Tim W 26/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Phil West 22/Feb/04 Solo
Neil Curtis 26/Oct/03 Lead rpt
with Alan Barnes
Raggar 02/Oct/03 2nd
with Pete K, Jon B
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/03 Solo
Neil Curtis 02/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Jenny's friend
Pelleas ?/Jul/03 TR
with Martin
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
sdht ??/2003 -
Hidden 21/Sep/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/02 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 02/Dec/01 Lead
with Tim Stain
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Clare
FrankW 14/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with Unknown
Blod 29/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Martin B
Ropeboy 07/Feb/98 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/97 Solo rpt
iskra2000 12/Jul/97 Lead
with Andy Leech
Hidden 01/Jun/97 Lead O/S
craig h 10/Aug/96 Solo O/S
babymoac 05/May/96 -
Laramadness 16/Jul/94 Solo
Hidden 30/Apr/94 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/93 Solo
cragspud ??/1993 Lead
Hammy 14/Jun/92 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 12/May/91 Lead
with Mike Guy
goi.ashmore 18/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 01/Aug/87 Solo

Also slab to right, 4b.

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, AndyPagett
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
Votes cast 72
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 69
Votes cast 56
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set