Rockfax Description
The original problem on this slab offers very tenuous slab climbing on very poor holds. Traverse off. © Rockfax

FA. Johnny Dawes 1984

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering's 7a's, The Black Circuit - Stanage, Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs, Peak Rock/18/A Boulder Primer, Peak District Slabtastic, Font-esque dans la PEAK.

Owen Diba 14/Jan Sent x
with Christy
Nick Sherring 14/Jan Sent dnf

Got onto the slab from rockover (No mono), couldn't quite reach the sloping edge on tiptoe and teetered off. Fresh skin and body required!

with Mat Wright , dave pinnington, Marc Lloyd, Paul Borland
psborland 14/Jan Sent dnf

Onto mono, but couldn't stand. Need higher rf

ChrisCon1991 14/Jan Sent O/S
Teappleby 13/Jan Sent x

Stupidly fell off having got stood on the slab as I got distracted. Slly really. Good fun mantling.

franhammond92 13/Jan Sent x

Took a few goes to get the feet right and then to stand up fully. Very nice

Calum Wadsworth 13/Jan Sent x

2nd go, really nice

mrteale 13/Jan Sent dnf

poor effort.

ferdia 04/Dec/17 Sent x

Should have managed first go. Got next go.

sammpratt 01/Dec/17 Sent
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Sent O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Sent
griffithpatrick 18/Nov/17 Sent dnf

got onto the top slab comfortably, going from there was tricky. definitely will come back. nice problem

rtdennison 18/Nov/17 Sent dnf

Managed to gain the slab (just) but then couldnt stand up to gain the slightly better holds

atom 05/Nov/17 Sent dnf
Hidden 05/Nov/17 Sent
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Nov/17 Sent O/S
with Roisin
Ippy 03/Nov/17 Sent β
Matt Allcock 29/Oct/17 -
alexandragbrown 29/Oct/17 -
LDudill 14/Oct/17 Sent x

Finally after trying on several sessions 2 years ago! Probably about 6-7th go today, and my final go before we were about to leave! Pretty chuffed to get it!

Hidden 27/Sep/17 Sent dnf
Ben Turner 22/Sep/17 Sent x
Thomas Hirons 22/Sep/17 Sent x
with Ben T
Hidden 26/Aug/17 Sent rpt
Gus 01/Apr/17 Sent
FelixJT 27/Mar/17 Sent
Jackwd 13/Mar/17 Sent β

Felt easy, crimps, high foot, rockover and it's over.

with B Man Milne, K Dawg Chan Man
milneb 13/Mar/17 Sent β
with Jack, Karl
TedT 18/Feb/17 Sent x

So good! 2nd go but should have been 1st if I'd looked for feet first.

Hugobristol 04/Feb/17 Sent dnf

hurt my ankle after a few falls trying to get the high foot

with EC
jess bt 14/Jan/17 Sent x

Tried this a few weeks back. Did it first time today much better conies today less sweaty fingers.

Hidden 14/Jan/17 Sent dnf
rhoslynfrugtniet 14/Jan/17 Sent β
with EliotStephens, AshWH, dick morley, jess
Alex N-R 14/Jan/17 Sent β
with Dave
Hidden 02/Jan/17 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
fatboyslimfast ??/2017 -
bigdrew 18/Dec/16 Sent
kmaxwell 11/Dec/16 Sent x

Tried this aaaaggees ago, but 2nd go today. So much easier to put your right foot up and the end instead!

with Daragh O'Connor, Richard Morley
Hidden 11/Dec/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 03/Dec/16 Sent
mic_b 13/Nov/16 Sent x
with bigdrew
joese7en 13/Nov/16 Sent
with James M
Betajunkie 11/Nov/16 Sent
boulderholder 05/Nov/16 Sent x
Mowglee 05/Nov/16 Sent x
with Phil M, Aline, Claudia, Jon
Clama 05/Nov/16 Sent dnf
with Mowglee
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Sent dnf
Dave Cale 25/Mar/16 Sent x

Second go today

deacondeacon 20/Mar/16 Sent

Well cool.

Hidden 11/Mar/16 -
TimG 28/Feb/16 Sent x
with John, Paul
Hidden 26/Feb/16 Sent x
ashtond6 13/Feb/16 Sent dnf

Really close

C coldwell-storry 16/Jan/16 Sent β

Topped that out!

with rob lay
bwestwood 13/Jan/16 Sent


Hidden 01/Jan/16 Sent x
Albachoss 01/Jan/16 Sent x
with Lisa
_m.cox_ ??/2016 Sent
Hidden ??/2016 -
JamesTurnbull97 28/Dec/15 Sent x

Class slab climbing

BillyRidal 23/Dec/15 Sent β
Hidden 23/Dec/15 Sent O/S
MichaelGallimore 20/Dec/15 Sent x

2nd go, really nice!

samrad 20/Dec/15 Sent β
with mike
Toby 20/Dec/15 Sent
Michelle_250 20/Dec/15 Sent x

with si, mark, kermit_uk
kermit_uk 20/Dec/15 Sent x
Andrew1 20/Dec/15 Sent β
pie_eater_pete ?/Dec/15 Sent
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Sent x
Robin Nichols 22/Oct/15 Solo G/U

Full route

with Jemma
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 19/Oct/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Sent rpt
dannyboy83 04/Apr/15 Sent x
Haydn Jones 10/Mar/15 Sent x

The living end for me!, took a lot of goes

AlexRenshaw 07/Mar/15 -
Jake Young 08/Feb/15 Sent x
quiffhanger 08/Feb/15 Sent rpt

First go of the day.

with Adam Ryan, Angus, Dan
adam 24 08/Feb/15 Sent dnf

Got close - bringing the right foot up first felt easier. Should get it when fresh and the holds aren't in the sun.

Angus12345 08/Feb/15 Sent x
with Ross
Ian Broome 22/Jan/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 20/Jan/15 Sent x
Jonny Slarke ??/2015 Sent
Hidden ??/2015 Sent
Ewan Russell 13/Dec/14 Sent x
with Sam(Tom's friend), Luke, gwen, Tom Nichols
Duncan Campbell 24/Nov/14 Sent rpt

Retro-flash - is it 7A??

with Soph, Dan Middleton, Robbie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 24/Nov/14 Sent
with Dan Middleton, Brian McAlinden, Sophie Whyte, Duncan Campbell
soph 24/Nov/14 Sent rpt
with Duncan Campbell, Dan Middleton, Rob greenwood, Brian McAlinden
Ed morris 04/Nov/14 Sent O/S
Jodgson 25/Oct/14 Sent

Pleased to get this 3rd go, Wasn't expecting to but it seems I've found 'my style of climbing'

grey wolf 19/Oct/14 Sent β
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Sent x
holliehinsley 21/Sep/14 Sent rpt
with james
quiffhanger 31/Aug/14 Sent rpt

Another hungover surprise retro-flash.

Hidden 20/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Sent
Hidden 09/Apr/14 Sent dnf
Chris_barr 10/Mar/14 Sent x
with Laura
Don Jebus 01/Mar/14 Sent O/S

Fantastic problem, so stoked on the flash, been waiting to do this one for ages!

with Dan Gomery
tim newton 22/Feb/14 Sent x
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Sent
ejected ??/2014 Solo O/S
liambriddon1991 ??/2014 -
Ram MkiV 29/Dec/13 Sent rpt
with al & jemma, noaks, Guy
Jack.H.92 14/Dec/13 Sent
with matt cooke
Matt Cooke 14/Dec/13 Sent x
liambriddon1991 ?/Dec/13 Sent
woody99i 26/Nov/13 Sent x
Dave Warburton 23/Nov/13 Sent x

First time after actually thinking about it and not following the chalk...just mantle. Not 7a tho?? 3rd go.

with Bill Lawrence, Tom Nichols, Will Hunt
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Sent x
ellis 10/Nov/13 Sent rpt
dood1 10/Nov/13 Sent x
Hidden 26/Oct/13 Sent
JayAyBee ?/Sep/13 Sent x
with Pat
WB 28/Apr/13 Sent x

got a right shin graze from slipping off

with Gio, Alex
realbobsmith 23/Apr/13 Sent
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Sent
whitehouse_rhys 05/Apr/13 Sent O/S
Duncan Campbell 04/Apr/13 Sent β

Awesome! Chuffed to flash this!

with Will hardy, Robbie
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Apr/13 Sent
soph 23/Feb/13 Sent rpt
with big team
w.pettet-smith 17/Feb/13 Sent dnf


catblack 17/Feb/13 Sent x

5th go after falling from the final moves of the slab, twice.

with tessa, ness, Tom Lyons, rob
benvowles 13/Jan/13 -
ChrisAllen ??/2013 -
crazy crane ??/2013 Sent
with Jo Billingham, Leigh-anne Lambert
samt ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Graeme Hammond 30/Dec/12 Sent x
with Becky E
Dave Mayes 23/Dec/12 Sent
al123 02/Dec/12 Sent
soph 25/Nov/12 Sent rpt
with Bob Smith, John McCune, Lindy Smith
petellis 25/Nov/12 Sent x

Pleased with this, might have flashed it if I'd been warm.

cliffrad 10/Nov/12 Sent
with eazy
eazyclimbing 10/Nov/12 Sent
with stueeeyg, cliff
Harry Chaplin 15/Oct/12 Sent x
mark20 10/Oct/12 Sent x
Simon_Letman 05/Oct/12 Sent x
nicolat 30/Sep/12 Sent x
with loundsy
Tophe 29/Sep/12 Sent
john lynch 14/Mar/12 Sent rpt
with Lewis Andrew
Alex@home 02/Mar/12 Sent β

first v6 flash - final move was quite exciting!

Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent
siwid 19/Feb/12 -
belay bunny turned bad 19/Feb/12 Sent
with nicky, Dave, Aki, simon
danjimwill 17/Jan/12 Sent
masonwoods101 17/Jan/12 Sent rpt

retro in the dark

fennerz 16/Jan/12 Sent β
Ed Booth 16/Jan/12 Sent dnf

Will have to get back on this one with less painful tips.

with Fennerz
natalietanzer 15/Jan/12 Sent O/S
with marcus
Wood for Trees 15/Jan/12 Sent

first go today, tried last week in the mist. used beta from the woman on winter sessions dvd which makes it quite an intense finger mantle.

with Tom Martin, Luke Jones
wi11 14/Jan/12 Sent x

Had to take the jeans off to get the movement, was a bit chilly

with Marcus, Nat
Hidden 12/Jan/12 Sent x
nathanlee 06/Jan/12 Sent rpt


with Andrew Randall, Henry Jepson, Adam Jennings
quiffhanger 02/Jan/12 Sent rpt

2nd go of the session. Pretty easy.

tommytwotone 02/Jan/12 Sent
Hidden ??/2012 -
blaza1 ??/2012 Sent x
J.Wells 28/Oct/11 Sent x
Jess Horton 26/Oct/11 Sent dnf

After getting the mono, used the pebble on the left for left foot which then slipped off as I was going for the next pebble :(

with Ewan
Jess Horton 26/Oct/11 Sent dnf

After getting the mono, used the pebble on the left for left foot which then slipped off as I was going for the next pebble :(

with Ewan
Jess Horton 26/Oct/11 Sent dnf

After getting the mono, used the pebble on the left for left foot which then slipped off as I was going for the next pebble :(

with Ewan
Ewano 26/Oct/11 Sent x
with Jess Horton, Joel Brown
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Sent β
fp219 16/Oct/11 Sent
masonwoods101 16/Oct/11 Sent β

boom easy for 7a but amazing

nathanlee 04/Oct/11 Sent x

on video. really good.

with Ted Thornton
Dan Lane 26/Jul/11 Sent dnf

Good problem but far too hot and greasy, felt like soap on the holds...

with Jake Oughton
tuftynick 27/Mar/11 Sent
with Boza, Aide Jebb
tebs 08/Mar/11 Sent x

Very pleased to do this in a session. Was moaning that i wasn't making any progress and then suddenly found myself standing up, albiet wobbling heavily, on the slab. Incredible conditions

with Jon
alaan 26/Feb/11 Sent O/S
Matt Fry 29/Jan/11 Sent rpt
i_a_coops 23/Jan/11 Sent x
with Mark
BenNorman 22/Jan/11 Sent x

2nd go, should have committed on flash attempt! Good problem and felt surprisingly ok seeing as there are actually some holds.

Wil Treasure 09/Jan/11 Sent x

Tried this at the end of the day in November and it felt desperate, after a couple of months indoor bouldering it was pretty straightforward.

Adam Lincoln 24/Nov/10 Sent O/S
with Andy Reeve
akhughes 13/Nov/10 Sent

3rd go

jowgli 07/Nov/10 Sent x

a bit difficult to see the holds with a headtorch :S

jacobjacob 21/Oct/10 Sent O/S
john lynch 20/Oct/10 Sent
with adam harrison, joe grondowski, Lewis Andrew
Joe Grondowski 20/Oct/10 Sent
with Lewis Andrew, John Lynch
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Sent x
Hidden 28/Aug/10 TR dnf
vark 27/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Sent x
Mike Goldthorp 14/Mar/10 Sent β
Hidden 03/Feb/10 Sent
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Sent x
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden 19/Dec/09 Sent
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
highrepute 17/Nov/09 Sent
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Sent
Oddjob 07/Nov/09 Sent x
with Joe
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Sent β
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Sent
Somerset swede basher 05/Sep/09 Sent x
with Jon Sergeant, Nick Payne and Nick White
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Sent x
TomHaigh ?/Jun/09 Sent x
Tim W 03/May/09 Sent x
darren1 31/Jan/09 Sent
Hidden 18/Jan/09 Sent dnf
Andrew Barker ?/Jan/09 Sent x

All but a flash. I pulled onto this in September but downclimbed from the crimps.

figfour ??/2009 -
with a few burly chaps
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x
cymjt ??/2009 -
Richard Hession 28/Dec/08 Sent O/S

Not bad but a bit overrated

Rich Kirby 11/Dec/08 Sent x
nai 07/Dec/08 Sent x
with Tim
tlr 07/Dec/08 Sent
with Pom
steve_biczyk 30/Nov/08 Sent
with Keith Clarke
Matt Fry 30/Nov/08 Sent rpt
Hidden 29/Nov/08 Sent x
Hidden 12/Nov/08 Sent
clairey ?/Nov/08 Sent
Dan 85 29/Oct/08 Sent x

First 7a

with Pete, Tats, Mark
Hidden 15/Oct/08 Sent
Gus 12/Oct/08 Solo
sparkass 11/Oct/08 Sent x
Neil Amos 05/Oct/08 -
Matt Fry 17/Sep/08 Sent x

Superb technical moves!

thrutch 17/Sep/08 TR dog
with Matt
craig d ?/Jan/08 -
Ian Broome 26/Oct/07 Solo

to break.Then traversed off. tricky.

with Tom
le t 28/Jul/07 Sent x
with Phildar
Hidden ??/2007 Sent
Ram MkiV 04/Mar/06 Sent

needed to get some stiffer soles out for this blighter

with Tom (rockcity)
Hidden 22/Jan/06 Solo
Garan 11/Jan/06 Sent x

Really cool problem

with Simon Cox
Boy ??/2006 -
jonnybull ?/Dec/05 Sent x
with Russ
Andrew Jennings 10/May/05 Sent O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
rice boy ??/2005 Sent
Strong Steve ??/2005 Sent O/S
Mike_Hayes ?/May/04 -

Year a guess

Smelly Fox ?/Mar/04 Sent x
Ropeboy 31/Dec/03 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 19/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
sadams ?/Nov/00 Sent
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Ben Bransby ??/2000 Solo
Dave Musgrove Jnr 25/Apr/98 Sent
Cowflinger ?/Apr/93 Solo RP
FATBOYFAT ??/1993 Solo RP

'Twas a struggle

Jon Read ?/Jul/92 Solo

Good fun to try and down climb.

with Zippy
goi.ashmore 03/May/88 Sent

Ground Up

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