Rockfax Description
Jump to the pocket, then make a tricky move up. Lots of pads needed to make this a boulder problem. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Veale 1987

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Consumed, E Point = Meters of Upward Movement.

AshWH 04/Dec/18 Sent x
jess bt 04/Dec/18 Sent x

Absolutely class problem. Just fun psyching yourself up for the jump.

Sam Lawson 04/Dec/18 Sent x
WilliamRupp 30/Nov/18 Sent x
phillipwright 30/Sep/18 Sent x

Even though we had about a bazillion pads (8), this was still really scary. Happy to get the send!

with mop449
mop449 30/Sep/18 Sent dnf

Been a dream of mine to get on this for a long time. Made the jump first go,but was too scared to commit to the top moves. Watching Phill do it was an amazing experience!

AndrewJamesCherry 19/Mar/18 -

It doesn't seem all that far, but leaving the starting block on that first go was probably one of the scarier things I've ever done on Grit! Super chuffed.

Patrick Hill 04/Feb/18 Sent x

2nd go.

Nick1812P 04/Feb/18 Sent x

2nd go after fluffing the jump.

Teappleby 13/Jan/18 Sent x

Big. Fun rock over. Been on the list for ages. A good laugh.

mrteale 13/Jan/18 Sent dnf
The old James turnbull 04/May/16 Solo

Flash, big team with big banter and big stack of pads.

samrad 06/Mar/16 Sent

most of the stuff i wanted to get on was wet from runoff. so decided to have some fun on this. found it hard to commit.

with Dominique
JamesTurnbull97 06/Mar/16 Sent x

Some snow made a small difference to landing, seemed alright with 5 pads. Jumped 3 times not really committing, after going for it did it first time I actually got my hand it the pocket.

Matt.c.Warner 06/Mar/16 Sent x
Dexter JW 28/Feb/16 Sent dnf

Did the jump first go, didn't even try the second bit

jedster1111 28/Feb/16 Sent

Found the top section really hard. The little pocket was a lot worse than I thought it would be.

Hidden 28/Feb/16 Sent dnf
Matthew Bennett 23/Dec/15 -
Beastly Squirrel 17/Feb/15 Sent β

No snow and three cut fingers made up for a spicy flash! What a problem, so unique! Thanks to family for a rather scary spot.

with Family, Dad
Alex moore 04/Feb/15 -
Hidden 08/Jan/15 Solo
Ram MkiV 30/Dec/14 Sent

sketched up 1st go after making the jump. (which took a few tries - weak legs)

dan gibson 28/Dec/14 Sent x


Hidden 28/Dec/14 Solo RP
BillyRidal 28/Dec/14 Sent x

Rocks flattened out with snow followed by 9 pads and two spotters, safe as houses. Still took me 3 goes to commit to the jump which in reality is pretty steady. f6b+

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Matthew Ferrier 23/Nov/13 Sent x

3rd go. Used some pretty chin-intensive beta.

with Chaps from Leeds, Jacob, MSchobitz, Dave Warburton
Dave Warburton 23/Nov/13 Sent

Should of actually jumped the first time...LOTS of pads

Will Hunt 23/Nov/13 Sent rpt

With a stack of approx 15 pads this time! First go.

with footwork, Tom Nichols
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Sent x
Orrin Coley 06/Aug/13 Sent O/S

No clue on grade, clearly isn't a route but a bloody dangerous boulder... Stacked loads of pads and built a nice landing with plenty of spotters, still felt ridiculously scared though. Disappointing how easy it was but fun either way.

whitehouse_rhys 19/Apr/13 Solo rpt

went back for the no snow ascent

with heather osborn
Hidden 08/Apr/13 Solo dnf
Gus 07/Apr/13 Solo β

Awesome fun above snow!!

with sam whittaker
Duncan Disorderly 07/Apr/13 Sent

Never thought I'd do this... Great moves, still felt spicy above snow, would be writing this from a hospital bed without it!

john lynch 06/Apr/13 Sent O/S

above snow, pleased to get the flash.

with Tom
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo β
JHM 06/Apr/13 Sent rpt
J.Wells 06/Apr/13 Sent x

above a sea of snow and foam...

with Guy Van Greuning, Chris Barr
whitehouse_rhys 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S


with heather osborn, MarkRoe
MarkRoe 05/Apr/13 Sent x

We bumped into Martin Veale attempting to repeat it 26 years after his first ascent, sound gent! Ended up spending most of the afternoon with him on Don and Archangel.

with Martin Veale, whitehouse_rhys
Si dH 04/Apr/13 Sent O/S

Snowball, totally safe. Pleased to flash.

akhughes 04/Apr/13 Solo O/S


wi11 04/Apr/13 Sent dnf

Didn't expect to catch the jug...didn't know what to do!

with Rob Greenwood, Duncan Campbell
Wil Treasure 04/Apr/13 Sent dnf

But the pocket consistently, but just couldn't do the next moves!

Bennykr 04/Apr/13 Sent O/S

Psyched for the flash, even if it was made safer with the snow.

AlistairB 03/Apr/13 Sent x

Snowball, 3rd go after a big but safe tumble off the top.

Hidden 03/Apr/13 Sent
Hidden 03/Apr/13 -
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Sent x
Chris_barr 02/Apr/13 Sent
WillDoyle 02/Apr/13 Sent x
birdie1989 02/Apr/13 Sent


fp219 02/Apr/13 -


Haydn Jones 02/Apr/13 Sent x

Took awhile to commit to the jump. Once I did it went first try

andi turner 01/Apr/13 Sent

Great day out above the snow with loads of great people.

al123 01/Apr/13 Sent rpt
with Crew
eazyclimbing 01/Apr/13 Sent
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Sent
BenNorman 01/Apr/13 Sent x

Flashed today but tried sans snow before, Just a boulder problem at the moment but awesome all the same!

infected mushroom ?/Apr/13 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Apr/13 Solo

Above snow thank goodness, apparently I'm not very good at jumping.

jacobjlloyd 31/Mar/13 Sent x

Snowball over a good landing with pads - no danger but a fun problem. Found it harder than expected, which made it feel better to get after a few goes. Once I worked it out i was surprised I struggled so much in the first place.

Hidden 31/Mar/13 Sent
james.f.williamson 31/Mar/13 Sent

Snow balled.

with grubes
al123 31/Mar/13 Sent

1st go today.

Will Hunt 31/Mar/13 Sent x

Snowballed, safe as houses.

with James Williamson, Luke Donaldson
quiffhanger 31/Mar/13 Sent x

Super safe & fun with a massive snowdrift filling the gap. 3 times!

Matt Cooke 31/Mar/13 Sent x

Above snow

Howard Lawledge 30/Mar/13 Sent

Lots of snow :)

with Maddy
Dan 85 30/Mar/13 Sent x
with dparsons, Alex B, Lewi, Richard Armour
harvie 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with tom harvie
samt ??/2013 -
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Sent dnf
nathanlee 02/Dec/12 Sent β

flash, sketched the top. had many pads.

Harry Chaplin 14/Oct/12 Sent x
jake_haddock 14/Oct/12 Sent β
mark20 14/Oct/12 Sent O/S
kieranrex 06/Oct/12 -

Really good fun. Spicy font 6c with mats

with luke384, Tim Peck
BRoe 14/Jul/12 Solo G/U
fennerz 16/Jan/12 Sent x

With about 10 pads in the pit, got it second go. Amazing!! Easier than i expected, probably because i wasn't facing an ankle snapper...

Ethan 14/Jan/12 Solo
with Big crowd, Ted Kingsnorth, Don Walker
al123 30/Oct/11 Sent dnf

made the jump and got close to doing it but just needed that little bit more, maybe when im fresh. loads of pads

with Alex.rh
MorganPreece 28/Mar/11 Solo β

2 test runs, then went for it! amazing problem!

with George Filming for HDrock films
JHM 06/Mar/11 Sent x

second go, after Liam showed the way

jacobjacob 11/Jan/11 Solo O/S

3 pads, 2 spotters, 1 badass motherf**ker!

Hidden 12/Dec/10 Sent dnf
Ally Smith 12/Dec/10 Sent


with Aly
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo
Tom Briggs 14/May/10 Sent β

Wearing a wig and a fake moustache

sadams 14/May/10 Sent

On Tom's stag with lots ad lots of mats

stuartmunn 15/Apr/10 Solo dnf

Made the jump every time, but couldn't finish. 5 days of grit takes it out of you!

Mike Goldthorp 14/Mar/10 Sent dnf

Went for it once but missed the pocket, oops. But the fall was chillin so got it next time, but couldnt work out the rock over so jumped back. Next time :-)

Hidden 17/Jan/10 Sent dnf
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
jeffmcd56 ??/2010 Sent β
with Wez
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Sent β
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Solo β
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
JSA ??/2008 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Feb/03 Solo O/S

onsight but with mat. Still v Exciting with great last move.

with Tim Emmett
CrashMat Rob 14/May/00 TR
with Brian, MissNicky
Ben Bransby ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/92 Solo O/S
craig h ?/Apr/92 Solo rpt
craig h ?/Jun/91 TR O/S
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