Rockfax Description
A more fitting but more harrowing finish. Teeter warily up the scoop in the steepening wall to a reachy rounded exit miles above your gear. The edge is a surprising distance back! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the top break, either trend left into a vague groove and finish directly and steeply at the highest point of the slab. Or escape rightwards, see Wall End Slab Direct Original finish.

FA. Chris Craggs 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Ultimate E3 ticklist, One Day Challenges: HVS-E4.

Gordon W 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Leona+nick
riff156 14/Oct/17 TR
with Dean
davesykes 22/Sep/17 Lead

previously done

with James Hall
Hidden 13/Aug/17 TR
Ben Bransby 06/Jul/17 Solo
Chris Craggs 07/May/17 TR

Must have been good once!

with Andy Nicholson, Steve Cunnington
patrickcd 06/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/17 2nd
JulesV ??/2017 -
Markheighton 22/Oct/16 2nd
Alex_Derbyshire 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 07/Oct/16 TR
with shunt
jjwolf 12/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Katsmiff 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Ian lead Wall End Slab VS 5b so I made use of the 2nd to do the E3 5c

Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/16 Lead β

Had a good look at the holds when seconding wall end slab, and had looked at it on lead but wussed out of committing when leading wall end slab a few days before. Quite glad I came back for it.

with Tom A
Teappleby 27/Jul/16 Lead β
with Lucy Stockton, Hannah Richardson, Calum Wadsworth
Hidden 27/Jul/16 2nd
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/16 Lead RP
mike8331 13/Mar/16 TR
Hidden 13/Mar/16 TR
pete1993 23/Feb/16 2nd O/S
CaelanB 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Caelan led and abbed to get the gear out while I did my best not to look at any of the moves! The weird undercut mantle move halfway up is horrendous, bloody hard the way I did it anyway. The route just got plain scary after that as I had used the cam I needed in the high pocket lower down. Miles out from my gear standing on a shit foothold literally inching my fingers up the finishing slopers to find a decent hold like some kind of detached zombie hand. Scary as f***!

with Caelan
Hidden 16/May/15 2nd dog
thomaspomfrett 04/Jan/15 2nd O/S
Ed 04/Jan/15 2nd
Duncan Campbell 10/Oct/14 2nd

Finished direct up the scoop

with Bubbles
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Gudge 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Finished up groove - tougher than Super Duper Direct.

with Steve Collings
Nick1812P 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

fairly bold, but not very hard.

with Calum harvey
charvey 13/Sep/14 2nd dog

Fell once on the last hard move.

kenneM 13/Jun/14 Lead

Practised on TR, clean no falls, then lead with gear placed on lead. Great route and a great 'move'.

with Dan loveday
Hidden 21/May/14 -
ashtond6 31/Mar/14 Lead dnf

bad day really! felt greasy, been climbing v well with injury and dnfed basically every route today!

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 10/Mar/14 2nd
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Definitely went for a left facing high step... Wicked slab climbing throughout, without ever being too hard; went for the arete finish.

with Dave Headley, Tom McCabe, Becky Lodge
BLodge 10/Nov/13 2nd
chrishedgehog 08/Sep/13 2nd RP
with S. Hunt
dsh 07/Sep/13 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd O/S
ripper 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S

more of a right-facing high step and rockover than mantle. I managed two ok-ish cams but had nothing to fit the high pocket so took the original E2 finish not the E3 direct.

Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S

E3 finish up the scoop/ slab.

rurp 25/Jun/13 TR O/S

Doable but scary on lead

Zoomer 06/Jun/13 TR O/S

Awkward finish rather than technically hard.

with A Student
charvey 31/May/13 2nd
Jake Young 31/May/13 Lead β
with Callum
DaveInPortwood 31/May/13 TR
a13x 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Michael Mason, John Phethean
samt ??/2013 -
Hidden 17/Nov/12 2nd rpt
James Oswald 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Did the 5c finish after colin lead the original. Ace moves but a long way above where the gear would be

with Colin Angus
rob.grafton 04/Oct/12 2nd
with Jim, Phil Evans
jwpil 17/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
derekb 09/Sep/12 2nd
with Leon
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 20/Aug/12 TR

Delicate, especially at the top!!

with Steve Cunnington
Ed morris 18/Jun/12 TR O/S
mark20 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 02/Nov/11 Solo dnf
stefano_nunes ?/Nov/11 2nd
akhughes 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
SallyMay ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Very nice climb

Bob M 23/Sep/11 TR
Alex Winter 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Took a while. Climbs like three cool slab problems stacked on top of each other.

with Doug, W. Morgan
Douglas 18/Sep/11 2nd
with Will Morgan, Alex Winter
Hidden 16/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 01/Aug/11 TR
Tony Ryland 01/Aug/11 TR
redjerry ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 TR dog
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead β
highlux 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

A real stretch at the top...

with Chris Ellis
Maxim2023 ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Smith
quiffhanger 12/Feb/11 Lead
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
harvie 16/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Martin Cooper 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew, Stan
batterj2 10/Oct/10 TR dog
Birdo 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Bird
Hardonicus 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Seconded this after Luke lead the non direct. Could potentially lead this.

with Luke Donaldson
Lev 12/Sep/10 TR rpt
RagingPuffin 12/Sep/10 TR RP

The 'practice' was taking a whipper from the top to the rocks on the side whilst upside down. Not recommended.

Hidden 12/Sep/10 TR O/S
stephenhartley 23/Aug/10 Lead β
with Aiden
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
llamaglama 08/Aug/10 Lead
with Jam
Calder 24/Jul/10 2nd
Garron 17/Jul/10 TR O/S
theotherpetehill 11/Jul/10 2nd
jacobjacob 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
theo.mooney ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Mary Moloney
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/10 Lead O/S
rikbattye 25/May/10 Lead O/S
kitkat78 18/May/10 2nd β
with Phil R, Graham P
phja 21/Apr/10 TR O/S
with steve ward
Chief Wench 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Remus
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
PeteH 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Did the full direct finish. Not as hard, or as unprotected, as I thought it'd be...

RossG ??/2010 -
keith leonard ??/2010 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
thomasadixon 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Tom
Jonathan Hall 13/Oct/09 TR
disturbed_one51 13/Oct/09 TR
with Wee man
Ally Baba 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S

great route

with Boo Boo
sparkass 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 09/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Direct finish

Mike_Hayes 13/Sep/09 -
Mr Sparkle 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Alex@home ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S

finished up this instead of following the doctor round the corner on the e2. pretty simple on a top rope

with The Doctor
Hidden 30/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Different Steve 25/Jul/09 TR O/S
with Guy Reid
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 Lead

scary top out.

with Mary Moloney
mattwyles1 ?/Jun/09 2nd
Joe Costello ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Matt
ian storey ?/Jun/09 Lead β

first e3

with tez29
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Tez29 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ian
Lewis Andrew 10/May/09 Lead rpt
with Fred Prall
bigphil 10/May/09 Solo

Its been upgraded since I last did it. Was E2 5c

Dan 85 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Felt a long way from gear on last move, which I didn't have 100% faith in. Oh and left-facing

with Lewi
Lewis Andrew 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S

great route. wish i'd gone for solo.

with Dan
Hidden 18/Apr/09 TR
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 31/Jan/09 Solo rpt

In mistake for the VS, and only the E2 version

with Hull contingent
Hidden 03/Jan/09 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
bridget143 06/Dec/08 2nd O/S
with Jack Symmons
Jack Symmons ?/Dec/08 Lead
with Bridget
lowersharpnose 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Did the E2 5b version. Very enjoyable, difficulty and protection exactly as one would expect.

with postmanpat
PenJD 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S

E2 finish.

with Simon Shaw
Hidden 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Misha 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Gear is a good and not too far away for the E2 crux and possibly ok but further away for the E3 crux (by that stage the E2 gear is redundant).

Phil Jennings 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Outdoor ED
SKippy5 15/Jun/08 2nd
LankyPaddy 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Direct Finish. New pants please!

Hidden 24/May/08 TR
Hidden 04/May/08 TR
gazfellows 21/Apr/08 2nd
andy gravestock 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S

fantastic route should really be soloed as the gear is poor.

with tall tom
Ed Booth 20/Feb/08 Solo O/S

May have finished further right than your suposed to but guide says its easy and you have already done the crux. NIce little route.

stuckonarock 17/Feb/08 2nd β
with Matthew
Luke Brooks 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
ChalkBall 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S

I'll have to come back and lead this some day - lovely route, although the guidebooks extra beta proved wrong for both me and the leader!

Ben1983 16/Feb/08 Lead rpt

properly this time!

Chris Craggs ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd O/S
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Bullybones ??/2008 -
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
chiverstom 16/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Ivo
alaan 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Sloped off right for the E2. Not a brave day.

with Grant
petellis 04/Nov/07 2nd
with Alaan
Mr Powly 30/Oct/07 Lead β

E2 version

with Sam Bennet
MYSSAK 28/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
nathanmanc 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 30/Aug/07 2nd O/S
zcapxa5 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Cattermole
Somerset swede basher 04/Aug/07 Lead β

Attempted but ran off to the arete (E2 5b) on first attempt. Watched George second up the direct finish then went back and lead it properly.

with George and Nick Roberts
Rjukan 04/May/07 Lead O/S

E2 version

with Pete
dan gibson 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with simon chevis
JPGR 02/Mar/07 2nd
with Daniel
Col Allott 18/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Duncan I ??/2007 TR
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Wall
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Lead β
with Matt Booth
dicky79 04/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 28/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Top section was well scary, particularly as I'd already used the only cam I had that'd fit in the top pocket.

with Jon Box
Hidden 04/Aug/06 TR
Ram MkiV 28/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Enjoyed the lower section of this but found the finish ridiculasly contrived so sacked it and finished up right - E2 version.

with Alex
Hidden 02/Jun/06 TR
Hidden 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with chris todd
Ben1983 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

too windy for the E3, slunk off like the wimp I am.

cat22 ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Mike
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
loonyclimber ?/Sep/05 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
mikeski ??/2005 -
Coel Hellier ??/2005 Lead

E2 finish

reg_measures 10/Oct/04 2nd O/S
with Torran Elson
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 22/May/04 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 07/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/02 Lead
Chris Ellis 23/Jun/02 2nd
with Nige Shaw
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 28/Aug/01 TR
Hidden 05/Aug/01 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/01 TR
Pete Nugent 13/May/01 TR
with Julie Wheatley (CC), Rob Wheatley (CC)
Ropeboy 10/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 2nd
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
dan gibson ??/2000 -
Iain Thow 17/May/99 TR
with Phil Goacher, Chris Bryant
cragspud ?/Sep/98 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Aug/98 Lead
CrashMat Rob 20/Sep/97 TR
with Paul Kerr
bigphil ??/1997 Solo
with Ben Tetler
andy_pemberton 13/Jul/96 -
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
Trobbo 03/Sep/95 2nd
with john blower
WB ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Stu
Hidden 04/May/95 TR
nai ??/1995 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/94 2nd
ste_d 17/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 28/May/94 TR O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
with Simon Frost
Chris Reid 16/Oct/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/93 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
John Marsland 29/Aug/92 2nd
with Norman
K1 ?/Jun/92 Lead
with Kevin Davey
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/92 TR
Jon Read ??/1992 Solo O/S
with Zippy
Roget 21/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with jim, jon
Mal Grey ??/1991 Lead O/S

Wimping out to the Right is E2 version. So I did that!

leathers ??/1991 -
Hidden ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/90 Lead
Andy Say 02/Jul/89 Solo
phardman 15/Apr/89 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Hidden 01/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/88 -
goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead

Year a guess but remember finding it sketchy.

with John Myers
Hidden 17/Jun/87 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/86 Lead
John Marsland 24/May/86 Lead

given E2 at the time

sadams 03/May/86 Solo
with Mark Bonham
Hammy 26/Apr/86 2nd
with Pat McVey, Penny Excel
mike bridges 08/Jun/85 TR O/S
with Pat Meeds
John Marsland 15/Jul/84 TR

bottom half only

Hidden ?/Jun/84 Solo
Michael Hood 14/Apr/84 Lead O/S

Another great day after leading 6 HVS's. Had previously top roped the original version with a young J Moffatt in 1980 (post Strawberries).

stp 03/Mar/84 Solo O/S
mark-abz 16/Sep/82 TR
with Andy W
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/82 TR
with Andy Bond
Hidden ?/Aug/81 -
Hidden ?/Aug/81 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
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