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.

Gus 01/Apr Sent
FelixJT 27/Mar Sent
Jackwd 13/Mar Sent β

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

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

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

Hugobristol 04/Feb Sent dnf

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

with EC
jess bt 14/Jan Sent x

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

Hidden 14/Jan Sent dnf
rhoslynfrugtniet 14/Jan Sent β
with EliotStephens, AshWH, dick morley, jess
Alex Norman 14/Jan Sent β
with Dave
Hidden ??/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
Hidden 05/Nov/16 Sent x
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
Hidden 30/Sep/12 Sent x
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
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent
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
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.

drysori 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 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
Lewis Stewart ?/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
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
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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