Rockfax Description
Climb the tough thin crack then continue in the same line to the crux of the original. Move left (good small cams) then mantel to better holds and continue up the left-hand side of the face. © Rockfax

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

Hidden 01/Nov Lead
Sophie Nunn 20/Sep Lead O/S
with Rob, Mel B
Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 12/Sep Lead G/U
ben.phillips 23/Aug Lead O/S
with Jared Kitchen
cragsman9000 09/Aug Lead O/S
with Neil
LakesWinter 08/Aug 2nd
scarybiker 08/Aug 2nd O/S
with Alan Mountford
hotfeet 08/Aug Lead dog
with Graham W
Hidden 08/Aug Lead
Katsmiff 18/Jul Lead RP

How is this a VS? The starting move was quite technical, like a boulder problem, had to work it through and give myself pep talks to finally get it. The rest of the climb was much easier but lacking gear, as I only had 3 cams.

with Anthony Lauderdale
gaz3212 15/Jul Lead O/S
Antonio Ferra ?/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun 2nd RP
chancer 21/Jun Lead O/S
with Ingo Boegemann
yossarian714 16/Jun Lead O/S
JEP 16/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May -
DanChad 23/May 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 23/May Lead

As good as the original.

mike8331 13/May Lead
Hidden 22/Apr -
Hidden 14/Apr Lead O/S
Mattless 14/Apr TR dog

Hard start but done it on 3rd attempt

pete1993 06/Apr Lead O/S
with Shaun
Matt Marsh 22/Mar 2nd
with Aiden Gandy
Canyak ??/2015 -
DeanD ??/2015 Lead
keith leonard ??/2015 -
ned_85 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Joe Hook
Robin Nichols 01/Nov/14 2nd rpt

Dam! slipped off on the first go on the start. haha

with Roger
Roget 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with robin
benkelsey 24/Oct/14 Solo β
Gudge 17/Oct/14 Lead O/S
scarmichael 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S


sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 34

Mike Bayley 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Peter Nedern
scottcoates 06/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 04/Aug/14 -
Marti999 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Luke Parnell 27/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Theeni 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with John McEvoy
timreynolds 14/Jun/14 Lead

Couldn't commit to the first move

with Phill Blight
etrillaud 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
r.greaves 13/Apr/14 2nd
with steve coughlan
Albachoss 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew.W
andrew549 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Adam_42 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Tried the starting moves a couple of years back and couldn't commit. Breezed them today with the aid of a pad to soften the potential fall area. Nice route.

with Will Evans
mapperley samurai 08/Mar/14 2nd
with Michael H, Ben Moss, John Cook
Hidden ??/2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
dj_brigham05 13/Nov/13 Lead β

Stuck to right arete all the way after initial section. Balancey and windy ;)

Hidden 13/Nov/13 2nd
Dingchav 11/Oct/13 TR O/S

Wicked climb, try Lead next time

rurp 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Tricky and balancy

with bill farmer
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd
Jonny Nick 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
goddamm7 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sandrex
Andy Moles 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 25/Sep/13 2nd
with Andy
dh7892 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Bouldery start then plain sailing.

BnB 20/Sep/13 -
Unknownbiker 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Simon Burn
jshields 08/Sep/13 Lead


MikeDowsett 08/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 13/Aug/13 2nd O/S

VS 5b.

rich_hw 13/Aug/13 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead
GAshby 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S

dr_botnik 26/Jul/13 Lead RP

slipped off first go, continued straight up the arete, possibly slightly easier but still really good.

with Graham
strudles 20/Jul/13 Sent O/S

bouldered out the bottom section at about Font 5 onsight then jumped down.

with Leo choi
leoch01 20/Jul/13 2nd
MikeLeeds 10/Jul/13 2nd rpt
tobydunford 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
youwillfindjimbo 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ColinD 01/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
R2B 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Harder at the bottom. Good gear though.

with Nick
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
alistairdaish 15/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 01/Mar/13 Solo O/S
MikeLeeds 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Wayne Higgins
Alkis 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb, if a little slippy at the start.

bigbobbyking 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Haydn Jones 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

start was hard

with ben vieyra
al jackson ?/Sep/12 2nd
jwpil 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Matt77 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Shane
deacondeacon 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really hot, found this hard going in the heat, safer than the true line but not as satisfying.

andybirtwistle 24/Jul/12 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
freemanTom 21/Jul/12 Lead

Started left went right fineshed left. Didn't feel the quality.

with Sarah friend of Amy, Amy Till
Coel Hellier 12/Jul/12 Lead
Fragmod 10/Jun/12 Lead
cragtyke 10/Jun/12 2nd
David Kay 06/Jun/12 2nd dog

Found the start very hard!

with Simon Coldrick
LakesWinter 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Mark R
mark20 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
ColinD 24/May/12 2nd
Hidden 21/May/12 Lead
spragglerocks 28/Apr/12 2nd rpt
jamiev 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Lewis
Hidden 02/Apr/12 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 02/Apr/12 Lead
MoWalker3 01/Apr/12 -
with Cormac
derekb 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
beckybutcher91 ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 02/Nov/11 2nd
mhawk 29/Sep/11 2nd
missxandrabee 29/Sep/11 2nd dog
pearson9596 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
ian d f 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
stevorobs3 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mtempest 18/Sep/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 18/Sep/11 2nd
Si dH 17/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Mark
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead RP
mrmattwright 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Mad mad windy. Found it quite hard even on second. Fletch failed to find gear for the second 1/2 of the route. Bold.

with Adrian Fletcher
JamieSparkes 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

seemed a very stiff move to levae the ground at 5a?

Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
Sam Cooke 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
JYates 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Stephen Kearney
alan1234 21/May/11 TR O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo
Peter Holder 24/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
robin_hackney 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Start a fiddle. Had a tumble off before getting established. Worth the battle though.

ojp 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Dave, Robin
Dave Foster 09/Apr/11 Lead

Muffed the start a couple of times, bit fiddly.

with Si and Robin
DanC1985 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Colin
Lev 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd dog
gazfellows 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with shaun d
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
robblowen 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
rednip120372 24/Oct/10 2nd
with robblowen
Laurence Everitt 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
derekb 02/Oct/10 2nd RP
with Phil pcc
johniebriggs ?/Oct/10 Lead
with barnes junior
SteveM 30/Sep/10 Lead
with Alex
Hidden 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JRae 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Libby K
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd
chrisallan 28/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
brices 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Ali H 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Dave WXM
Mike Soulby 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Rosie
Oliver Houston 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Gustav 07/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nils
Karlos 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mark B
bigphil ?/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Ian, Mark
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead rpt
jkarran 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Duncan
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/10 TR
tallan9 ?/Apr/10 -
tigertim 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James Noble
kayakmonkey ??/2010 Lead O/S
with laurent
RossG ??/2010 -
pigeonslipper ??/2010 Lead O/S
fifth ??/2010 -
Hidden 07/Oct/09 2nd dog
Hidden 04/Oct/09 -
Twisty 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Stock
loonyclimber 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Pilch 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Graham
Darragh ?/Sep/09 -
with Mike & Hanna
coombs ?/Sep/09 Lead
Lewis Andrew 15/Aug/09 Solo
with Fred Prall, Johan Gausden
tigertim 13/Aug/09 2nd
with Tony Payne
swoosh 10/May/09 Solo
tommytwotone 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Nigel
tri-nitro-toulumne 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Crane
stickwoman ?/May/09 2nd
with charles jefferson, nathan hall
Rob Davies ?/May/09 Lead

Upper section only

with Phil Ashton
Somerset swede basher 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Katharine.eaton 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Rich Siddle
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
masonwoods101 ??/2009 Solo
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 06/Dec/08 2nd O/S
riven 16/Nov/08 2nd dog

Fluffed the start

with Joe T
victim of mathematics 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

The start is hard! Easier above, though very enjoyable.

with Jaime
PenJD 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Gerard
darren1 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andrew Doney
MikeLeeds 15/Aug/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 15/Aug/08 Lead
Brown 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/May/08 Lead
with Ben H
laurencehicks 16/Apr/08 2nd
with kev
gingerdave13 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with stig
Hidden 10/Feb/08 AltLd dnf
danm ?/Feb/08 2nd
with Sion
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
UrbanClimbing ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sidekick ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Solo
AJ007 07/Oct/07 Solo
Peakpdr 06/Oct/07 Solo rpt
with PeakDJ
bob3141 10/Sep/07 2nd
Jesse Dufton 10/Sep/07 Lead
with bob3141
Si dH 08/Sep/07 2nd RP

Had tried the first few moves (comign in fro mthe right) off the ground earlier, otherwise it was onsight. Not as good as teh original, moves are harder at the bottom but awkward and unrewarding.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd
adam carless 11/Aug/07 2nd rpt

Duncan led near enough the normal version, I seconded the mirror image.

LankyPaddy 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S
Joe Dove 28/Apr/07 2nd
with kev
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Solo O/S
IanJackson 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Robeverybody
Hidden 27/Mar/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
kingholmesy ??/2007 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Duncan I ??/2007 -
robal ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
harryt 01/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Alex
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Solo
colin milton 14/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 14/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Iggy_B 27/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Jana Urbankova
maybe_si 30/Apr/06 2nd
with jez
Jez 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Gambit 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Paula
Hopevalleypaul 03/Jul/05 Lead
with Mike C
LoopyLou ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Sam Stell & Sally
markbenton 21/Jun/05 AltLd
arin78 06/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 13/May/05 Lead O/S
gwilym 11/May/05 Solo
reg_measures 02/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Torran Elson
Wayne S 01/Jan/05 -
Stig 25/May/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
ChrisBrooke 20/Sep/03 2nd
with John Inkpen
Hidden 30/Aug/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 05/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
James B 22/Mar/03 -
Skell 01/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Dave
lithos ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with all sorts
chris sm 04/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
antroy 10/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden 25/May/97 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1996 Lead

foot slipped near start, held on but really smacked my shin

Iain Thow 21/Aug/93 Lead

Soloed 28/8/93, Also led right hand edge with Christine King & Stewart on same day.

with Rob Ivens
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
goi.ashmore 02/Jun/86 Solo O/S
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Lead

The only one I put a rope on for all day. This was route no 51 out of a hundred!

with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
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