Rockfax Description
Follow the square groove just left of the arete to half-height then step left around the arete and climb a curving crack to a sloping ledge. Finish up rounded rock above. © Rockfax

FA. Al Parker 1959

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

thetradlad 10/Oct 2nd O/S
Harry Thorpe 10/Oct Lead O/S
Nick Russell 03/Oct Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Sep Lead O/S
xiangoh 06/Sep 2nd β
NOG 06/Sep Lead O/S
drewish 09/Aug Lead O/S

Gin escaping from every pore - ergh

with SteveE9
Brown 09/Aug Lead
with Tim
Luke90 15/Jul Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 15/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul Lead O/S
gritnit 10/Jun Lead
mike8331 07/Jun Lead
Murilo Lessa 30/May 2nd O/S
with Alex Desborough
DanChad 23/May Lead O/S
Peakpdr 23/May -
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 23/May 2nd
benlatham07 23/May 2nd O/S
djones66 10/May 2nd O/S

This is a good route BUT! beware if you're on the small side, as the crux is decidedly reach-dependent. I'm 5'4" and found it desparate - glad I wasn't leading, modest grade notwithstanding.

with Stve mc D
Dave Mahon 04/May Lead

solid for the grade

with Ben Knudson
Hidden 04/May 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 26/Apr Lead
with Louise Pellett
danielroymoss 26/Apr Lead

beautiful day - climbed with Jim from the Mynydd

Hoyes 26/Apr 2nd rpt

In trainers!

with Alex S
Palmer 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Sarah
Canyak ??/2015 -
Robin Nichols 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with robin
shaunhumphreys 16/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with rory
Sam McCarthy 16/Oct/14 2nd O/S
jshields 28/Sep/14 2nd
TonyF 28/Sep/14 Lead
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 24

buxtoncoffeelover 09/Sep/14 Lead
with Tom Lewis, Karin
tom_lewis89 09/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead
csd23 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Dodds
Budge 06/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 08/Jun/14 2nd rpt
john_ni 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
RosieLynch 01/Jun/14 2nd dog
AndyPagett 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Struggled for ages getting off the top ledge

aking12 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
TonyF 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Dowsett
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd rpt
GLO 18/May/14 Lead
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
freemanTom 17/May/14 2nd
with John Price
Stone Muppet 17/May/14 2nd O/S
with peter
MD 17/May/14 2nd
with Alison C
Alison Cairns 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with mike dennis
Hidden 10/May/14 Lead
Bertbee 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
bullybones 16/Apr/14 Lead
with Dave
Matt Cooke 12/Apr/14 2nd β
with Rosh
the power 01/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Jackwd 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Found this a bit commiting. The gear at the top being less than adequate. The move was fine once done.

charley 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with JackD
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
DavidPC 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Easy up to the top move... if only I was a few inches taller

Martin Davies 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Very wet!

Pete Pozman 08/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd
bobstones 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Frazer Campbell
jason smeeth 28/Sep/13 Lead
ralphio 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Didn't find this all that taxing. Nice move around the block.

khalidq 25/Sep/13 2nd O/S
vanderz 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
andy.smythe 26/Aug/13 Lead
dionisys 26/Aug/13 2nd
robaj 23/Aug/13 2nd dog

Tricky and pumpy!

David_Gledson 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Tom
TRFrost 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with D. Gledson, N. Price
np134 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt
skippington 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd
Griff1990 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 10/Jul/13 2nd β
the power 30/Jun/13 Lead β
with deacon
deacondeacon 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
dasc 29/Jun/13 2nd
claregardiner 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead dog
David Kay 19/May/13 2nd
with Mel Michon
Batt 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Al Shipp, James Hoyes
Hoyes 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Blue68 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Good climb, enjoyed

with Ian Routledge
Ian MK 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Macdonald
3kidsandanorton 06/May/13 2nd
hotfeet 05/May/13 2nd
with David Dees
WalnutHorse 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
woodsy 02/Nov/12 Lead
with tom
Hidden 29/Oct/12 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
franhammond92 27/Oct/12 2nd
tcn_2002 14/Oct/12 Lead
jwa 14/Oct/12 Lead
with John Hillman
Mr Fuller 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lined the crucial crack with so much gear that I could barely use it for my hands!

lizard-16-07 06/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead
Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Gumery 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Clint
Julesthe1st 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Gary Williams
torsok 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Mickael
Rob84 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mason
Steve Waters, Mynydd 18/Aug/12 Lead
mtempest 18/Aug/12 2nd
gordonday 26/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with clive
haydng 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

The move getting up the bulge is trickier than it looks.

with RachelG
RMG 21/Jul/12 2nd
with haydng
gavinpeach 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Steve J P 04/Jun/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 04/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
ColinD 24/May/12 Lead
Woodiee 06/May/12 2nd O/S

good route- bit easy for VS but wouldnt wanna fall off gaining the upper groove

freyja 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt

with gear pre-placed by Rob

victim of mathematics 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Some really nice moves. Getting off the ledge near the top must be an absolute pig if you're less than about 5'10.

with Lizzie
Hidden 29/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
spitfirerick 25/Mar/12 2nd
Clay C 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with John
Gerry_Doncaster 25/Mar/12 -
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead RP
john lynch 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Nov/11 2nd
with M Dale
HarryB 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chris_B 23/Oct/11 2nd
louby 23/Oct/11 Lead

stepped right after the middle section

MD 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mark H
mbradberry2008 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
flyinfrenchy 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 15/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pebbles 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

enjoyable route, monster cam handy to protect moves over bulge

with astell
sopaz 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Graham Booth 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Courtenay
Pilch 27/Sep/11 Lead
with Jonathon
treg 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Very nice climb with three distinct and interesting parts.

with Beka
Mikael 17/Sep/11 Lead

Absolutelly amazing rope drag

fatbuoybazza 17/Sep/11 2nd O/S

I sorted the rope drag out

with Mikael
Somerset swede basher 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Adam Booth 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Jeremy Windsor
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Blurgy319 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Rimon Than
Hidden 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 02/Jun/11 2nd dog

Tired and out of energy, would be ok to lead

with Peter PCC
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
RalphC 01/May/11 Lead
with Caroline
busdriver 01/May/11 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
SteveM 25/Apr/11 2nd
with Kat
Reds 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
althesin 25/Apr/11 2nd
with Reds
kitkat78 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead
Noodles30 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
stuaart 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Tom led.

with Kat Torr, Thomas Smith
thomasaneurinsmith 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good climb! Agree that the mantle off the ledge was pretty hard!

with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves
timrowland 27/Mar/11 2nd
with jmjw
jmjw 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tim R
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 06/Mar/11 2nd
JRae 06/Mar/11 2nd

Mantle seemed a touch run out for VS.

with Oli H
Oliver Houston 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Scary mantle off the ledge

DRIFTER_S14 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tom Campbell 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
jack89 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S

A good climb. Nice moves and good exposure, with a great top out move on a dodgy cam!

with Purdy
JamesPurdy 16/Aug/10 2nd
LakesWinter 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Phil B
philboy 11/Aug/10 2nd
with matt g
Matthew Robinson ?/Aug/10 2nd
spragglerocks 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S

I found this to be a tough VS!

RichardMc 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S
mark20 31/May/10 Lead O/S
J.Wells 31/May/10 2nd β
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
thomasmouse 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead dog
whiting.jp 18/Apr/10 2nd
with jamesca
hazeysunshine 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Val P
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
jubolo 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

nice climb. bouldery middle section, backed it up with a 1 nut

with bruce
minaturechris 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

V nice climb but tricky for the short if you can't reach the jugs above the break (two thirds up). I had to heel hook and mantle, making it probably a hard 5b easy or 5c move.

with Keith CC
jcurley 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
disturbed_one51 22/Aug/09 Lead
gavster2405 22/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Porter
Mike Soulby 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Aug/09 Lead
roberto18 03/Aug/09 Lead
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 03/Aug/09 2nd O/S

lovely moves,a bit awkward but a cracking route!

MRichardson ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Sam W 18/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Pearson
Barry D 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Paul J
markbenton 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Trevor
highrepute 24/May/09 2nd
andyebbens 24/May/09 Lead
with Paul
timreynolds 24/May/09 Lead O/S
mreynolds 24/May/09 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Russell Lovett 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
A Downing 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with DJ
wahniel 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

this is nicer than my guide suggests - gave it three stars. Wonder if it's quite that good though.

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim
b.hayley 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 04/Apr/09 Lead
with Ben H
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
frankcp87 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Really fun climb even though it was really windy and cold, nice bold middle section. Got stuck when the rope snagged, thanks to the guy for unsticking me.

with Emma Stokes
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd
Andy S 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Luke
Justinho 20/Sep/08 TR O/S
with Mat White
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Adam1973 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
dj_brigham05 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Great fun - very hard and bold if you're not tall enough to reach the good holds/gear above the ledge (luckily, I could!)

with Carmen
chris2451 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mikej 01/Jul/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
@ndy 08/Jun/08 Lead β
rayash 18/May/08 Lead O/S

famous last words-`its not over yet`

with chris
Chazz 06/May/08 Solo O/S

Really liked this one, pity the good moves are so short lived!

Hidden 03/May/08 Lead
Hidden 02/May/08 Lead O/S
scarybiker 01/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/07 TR O/S
Mutl3y 04/Oct/07 2nd
with Clog
Clog 04/Oct/07 Lead
with Mutl3y
Mutl3y 30/Sep/07 2nd
with David
bullwinkle 13/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Paul, Abbi
RichardMc 26/Aug/07 Lead
with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead
Chris Ellis 23/Jun/07 2nd
with Roger Brown
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/07 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
JonBray 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
sdht ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Charlie Williams 23/Sep/06 Lead dog

One fall at the bulge. Stupid mistake!

with Chris Fitzpatrick
nigel pearson 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with chris tan
just wanna climb 05/Sep/06 Lead

Liz had already lead most of it, credit to her. I just did the last 4 metres, and got grit in my eyes, and climbed (and placed gear) almost blind. Dodgy.

with Liz in Sheffield
Hidden 06/Aug/06 2nd
Chriswallis2 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S

more like 4c

with Jim
ChrisBrooke 25/Jun/06 2nd
with John Inkpen
cem 23/Apr/06 2nd
CrispsSmiths 23/Apr/06 Lead
with cem
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 -
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/05 Lead
Hopevalleypaul 31/Jul/05 Lead
with Paul
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
kitch22 01/Sep/04 2nd
with Daniel Metcalfe
MaccMark 13/Jun/04 2nd
with Val Young
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Stig 16/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Hidden 14/Sep/03 Lead
Phil West 06/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Laramadness 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
djking1983 29/Sep/02 2nd
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Theeni ?/Oct/01 Lead
with Matt Dalby
goi.ashmore 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Blod 30/Jul/00 Lead rpt
with Martin B
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Raggar ??/2000 Lead
andrewbooth1000 25/Jul/98 Lead
Iain Thow 09/May/98 Lead
with Dave Walch
astrecks 12/Feb/95 Lead O/S
with Rod
jim_randell 09/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with WW
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
Raggar 23/May/87 2nd
with Jo G
Tom V ??/1985 -
Nigel Bond 25/Jul/78 Lead
with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Hidden 17/Apr/78 -
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