Rockfax Description
Low in the grade and popular. The centre of the slab leads boldly to the break where a crucial mantel gains a standing position. A final difficult move up the pebbly slab remains. A right-hand variation is very inferior at E2 5c/6a depending on reach. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Proddler 02/Dec/16 Lead O/S
jake lee 19/Nov/16 Lead RP
with james tippins
Robin Nichols 02/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Jim, Jemma
td72 02/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Katie
Graeme Hammond 26/Oct/16 Lead RP

Turns out its much easier if you don't try and lead it in the dark

with Matt
Hidden 25/Oct/16 Lead dnf
RM199 25/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Hugobristol 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Thom
Hidden 22/Oct/16 2nd dog
youwillfindjimbo 21/Oct/16 Lead RP
robertmichaeladams 02/Oct/16 Lead
with Mark C
MNC 02/Oct/16 2nd dog
with Rob
robblowen 29/Sep/16 Solo β

TR solo, got it first try but it felt too sketchy, swapped the sequence and it felt way better. Ready for the lead!

MYox 29/Aug/16 Lead β

After belaying Jon up it. First E3! Probably soft, but still brilliant.

with Jon
jonhowson 29/Aug/16 Lead RP

First go and the full tick for being short ;-) First E3, nice little route.

with Mark
nick ferro 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Oli Birkill
Stroppy 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
RKirke 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
eduardo 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Not too bad for the tall. And on a top rope..

with john, Ian W
Deezel65 12/Jul/16 TR RP
thealbinocrab 30/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Incredible technical slab, who cares about the grade!

gav 04/Jun/16 2nd dog

Fluffed the stand-up from the second break. Got half way up, realised I'd got it wrong but couldn't reverse. Bugger. Got it second go. Finish OK on a TR. Strong effort from James, despite the falls.

jwdickinson25 04/Jun/16 Lead
with gav
hervenuttall ?/May/16 Lead O/S
with Matt W
Hidden 29/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hannes B 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Kate
samkat 20/Apr/16 TR
with Jon Howson, claudia
melv 17/Apr/16 Lead RP

Seconded about 8 years ago and it felt hard. Felt reasonable today, must have found the perfect sequence.

with Fi
benkelsey 17/Apr/16 Lead G/U

First go - using pete's gear but hadnt pulled his ropes. Had failed on tr in '08. First trad in a long while, slightly got 'the fear'. Good day on the grit..

pete1993 17/Apr/16 Lead dnf

multiple goes, just couldn't get the mantle, was getting closer every time then my knee felt like it was about to explode

with Ben
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd dog
Twisty 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bishop
gaz.marshall 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Eddie
Hidden 06/Mar/16 2nd rpt
mrteale 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Snowy day with great friction. Good techy climbing.

with Chris M
cjcuni ?/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Another of the 2-year-later routes of the trip, amazing slab climbing, loved it. Mantle felt easier this time round, but the upper slab was much more enjoyable on the lead.

Tom Bennell 28/Feb/16 -
magicmartin 23/Jan/16 2nd O/S

Proper psyched to get this clean on 2nd!

with Tom Emery
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 04/Dec/15 Lead O/S
legbitme 04/Dec/15 2nd

Tough top section

with Jayboy
dom94 08/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Found the mantle desperate, apart from that it was fine, though I am quite tall

Gambit 08/Oct/15 2nd rpt

Note to self: Ok, time to man up and lead this.

Martin Bagshaw 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Martin chose not to follow. Really nice route.

with Martin Weißmann
bclifton 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd β
Nick Wallis 25/Sep/15 2nd dog
with James Hall, Tom Holdsworth
HaddRoots 22/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Kai
jacob shieldhouse hadley 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with dad
TaylorMade Climbing 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cdpuk 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Did it properly. No sneaking off to the side. First E3.

with Peter Neden, Charles Leek
mshorter 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with erika
Hidden 05/Jul/15 2nd β
Curly Rich 04/Jul/15 2nd dog
with gmc
MSchobitz 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Calum did roughly say what to do, but that didn't really help much for the crux.

Hidden 26/May/15 Lead RP
Fraser hill-casey 17/May/15 Lead G/U
evenL 17/May/15 2nd
Andy Peak 1 01/May/15 Lead rpt

So good crimpy Pebully slab

with Jone nuttal
John Nuttall 01/May/15 2nd dog
with Andy Peak 1
Tom.Priestley 26/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Took the fall going for the last hold, silly. Came back to the ground and got it second time.

Hidden 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
islandlynx 18/Apr/15 Lead G/U
TomRiddelsdell 18/Apr/15 2nd dog
Calum Wadsworth 15/Apr/15 Lead β

On Nick's gear. Felt maybe E3 but probably only because I wasn't warmed up... Probably top end E2 if you are 6"2?

with Nick P
Nick1812P 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Calum
Teappleby 15/Apr/15 Lead β

Definitely feels E3 for my height!

Matthew Ferrier 15/Apr/15 2nd
pete1993 15/Apr/15 2nd dog

just made a mess of it and then reached past the last move

with Tom
Matt Shepherd 25/Mar/15 TR O/S
harry_lewis 13/Dec/14 Lead G/U
Jodgson 25/Oct/14 2nd β
Sam Marks 25/Oct/14 Lead β
with Jack Hodgson
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead dnf
julesmckim 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 26/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Dave
Alex Hallam 07/Sep/14 2nd RP

Fell off the easy bit, tit. Lanked the top section, should lead this next time we're in the area.

with Ben Corbey
mat cooper ?/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead RP
will9911 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
KiaranR 04/Aug/14 Lead RP

Headpoint with gear preplaced. Cool Moves.

with Dan
danJBA 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with kiaran
Gudge 06/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Too hot a day for this - why did I even bother?!

with Helen B
ashtond6 05/May/14 Lead rpt
ashtond6 26/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead β
RKernan 18/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Wimped out onto August Arete

with Lisa Davison
tprebs 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Conor Cadden
Petar Samkov 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
cjcuni ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
marconi 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Top roped it first go in '95. Lead it today (2014), took four falls from the mantle, lowering off after each one and starting again. Afterwards a really bold robin came by and hung out with us for a bit. We threw it some crumbs.

with Chris
Ewano 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Really good! Over too quickly.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 22/Feb/14 Lead β
spidermonkey09 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Good route, found the mantel the hardest weirdly although I am pretty short. Once I worked the sequence out it was pretty straightforward at the top. Good gear and a gift at E3, get stuck in.

ashtond6 19/Jan/14 Lead β

first time used a hold near the arete for mantle - apparently this is cheating, so pulled ropes and did it again

robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 TR
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
climberchristy 16/Nov/13 Lead RP

Third time I've been on this route. Glad to get it led clean today after working out a different sequence for top move which is definitely the crux (hard 6a)if you are short. My climbing partner Ben is much taller and he found the top move relatively easy but thought mantling the break was the crux. Also quite a tough unprotected move near the start. So overall a good value route that packs a lot of excellent climbing into a short distance. Brilliant route!

with bencole
bencole 16/Nov/13 Lead RP
al123 23/Sep/13 Lead β
with Henry
tebs 14/Sep/13 Lead dnf
duncandarnell 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ethan109 08/Sep/13 Lead RP
Hidden 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
JamesRich 13/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Quarryboy 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Really happy to do this, not really so much to get the tick and massage my ego but more to prove to myself that I am capable of doing mantelshelfs. Definately took a few lessons away from this route

Stanners 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

extremely pleasant!

with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
JamesRich 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead
Michael Allday 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Strugled on this but made it clean. Resisting the temptation to chicken out onto the E2 variation is worthwhile.

with Tom e
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
john lynch 05/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Joe Holden, ed luke
angus 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Philbert, rich sawyer
sgl0jd ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
ChrisBrooke 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Somewhat easier for the tall I suspect. Still, happy for the E3 tick.

with Monika Inkpen
WB 07/Oct/12 Lead

2nd go. Slipped off the top hold 1st time. Should have gone with the other hand. Annoying

with Guy
Hidden 07/Oct/12 TR RP
Hidden 04/Oct/12 2nd
w.pettet-smith ?/Oct/12 Lead

took me ages. such a coward.

with claire jane carter
bwestwood 23/Sep/12 Lead
with pete sargeant
pie_eater_pete 23/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with bwestwood
Matt Cooke 22/Sep/12 Lead dog
with Rosh
M_W_Court 08/Sep/12 Lead RP

Fell going for the top, slid down the face, de-skinned my fingers then got it on the second attempt.

with Kendog
elCapitano 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Kenny
zephr 04/Sep/12 2nd
Chi Cheng 04/Sep/12 Lead RP

A little too warm of slabs. Came off going to the brake with all the gear. Lowered and got to the last hold but rushed it a fell again. Lowered a 2nd time and got it clean.

Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
amccann 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 01/Sep/12 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
rurp 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S

start 5c then good gear. first e3 blimey.

leon 26/Aug/12 Lead dog

Messed-up the mantle. A bit disappointed with myself as it went fine once I worked it out.

with Steven Davidson
barni 26/Aug/12 TR rpt


Haydn Jones 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Did the top move completely static. didn't feel soft for E3, don't know where that notion comes from

with julia
Julia Chatterton 18/Aug/12 2nd

Amazing climb. loved the undercut mantel, but legs so tired after that i couldn't quite hold the top move first try. Awesome lead by hayden

with Hayden
oodie72 11/Aug/12 2nd dnf
marcduhig 11/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Fell off the last move.

Cake 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

According to Rockfax I have led two E3s now.I would say the mantel move was 6a (the way I did it), but the top move was only 5c for me at 6' tall. One day I will do an E3 that feels like one too!

john lynch 24/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with Lewis Stewart
deacondeacon 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Milne 02/Apr/12 2nd O/S
fp219 ?/Apr/12 Lead
mark schramm 24/Mar/12 TR O/S
tompilgrem 20/Mar/12 2nd RP
Matt Harle 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Pilgrim
thetradlad 05/Mar/12 2nd dog
Laurence Everitt 05/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ?/Mar/12 TR RP
with David Coley
nickdonohue ?/Mar/12 TR
with Dave Coley
Ollie B 19/Feb/12 Lead β

Belayed a mate last year on it so beta.

with S.Bennett
remus 28/Jan/12 2nd rpt

Cheated on the start a bit. Top move is cool.

Matt JM Stevens 04/Jan/12 TR
Lewis Stewart ??/2012 Lead O/S
with George
admackie ??/2012 -
owain86 12/Nov/11 Lead RP

Ground-up after foot popping on the on the final moves first time around

with Chris
wi11 28/Oct/11 Lead β
with Jez
Martin Davies 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Great 2 move wonder. Definitely reach dependent!

with Tom Smart
roberto18 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S

great lead by Rob,very thin step up on upper section,used pebble to access the higher holds.i was happy i did this clean on 2nd

The Big Sender 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
allyrocke 15/Oct/11 2nd dog
pipof747 13/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 31/Aug/11 Solo rpt
with Morgan Trigg, Tom E
Triggalicious 30/Aug/11 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead β
mikehenesy 11/Jun/11 TR dnf

made the first break, fingers not strong enough to get the mantle shelf but roped it to the break but couldn't latch the top arms too weak.

with Tim Reynolds
timreynolds 11/Jun/11 TR β
with Elle Macpherson, Mike Henesy
Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd O/S
belay bunny turned bad 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Chriswallis2 05/Jun/11 Lead β
with Pete, Jenny
Chris Wright 31/May/11 Lead
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Joe Grondowski 25/May/11 Lead
with Lewis Andrew, Tom Churchman, Neil Elmore
JRae 24/May/11 2nd
with P Latham
john lynch 19/May/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
JRae 08/May/11 2nd
thomasadixon 08/May/11 2nd dog

Annoying slip on the top move, hand came off the pebble. Easy enough straight after, thought the mantle was the real crux.

with Mike
pudding 02/May/11 Lead rpt

wish i had tighter shoes!

with mike mason
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead
lrandall 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf

An utter fail. Pissed.

Bargate_Champ 09/Apr/11 Lead
mark20 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 27/Mar/11 2nd β
steve_yo 23/Mar/11 2nd RP

shutdown, had to send smacks up it...

with smacks
nadeem 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with DLE
Mike Goldthorp 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Greasy as balls, had sun on it all day and skin was thin, had to really snatch for the top hold

C coldwell-storry 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Gill
quiffhanger 12/Feb/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
masonwoods101 ??/2011 Lead

ground up 2nd go lots of fun. low e3 but solid 6a (if short)

jfane ??/2011 Lead O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Harry Chaplin ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 19/Nov/10 TR dog
with Steve Woolass
Hidden 14/Nov/10 Lead
Brannock 13/Nov/10 2nd
hamish2016 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with John Brannock
a13x 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this, my kind of climbing! Had pre-placed gear from Matts attempt, but otherwise clean onsight. Probs easy for E3.

Hidden 06/Nov/10 TR β
bigdrew 06/Nov/10 Lead dnf

Fell off start moves. Need to have another go!

Richard Hall 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Just one move really. Easy for E3.

with Anais
hilty 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S


nathanlee 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S

Not even E3 to solo.

with Dom Lee
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead
Alex Winter 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Soft with big gangly arms. Over-hyped.

tigertim 17/Sep/10 Lead RP

Gear in break certainly stops you from decking as I fell off near top 3 times before finally managing it. Pebble pulling on a slab.

Misha 12/Sep/10 Lead dog

Annoyingly fell off on the rockover move to get stood up on the break. Got it second go, though still not straightforward. From the break could reach both the good and the not so good pocket, couple of 5b/c moves to the top from there. Should really be E2 6a for me (just under 6') because the hard move is the rockover and that's well protected. Unfortunately Su could only get to the break. Stood up on it with some assistance from the rope but was nowhere near the pockets, so gave up.

with Su
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd dog
highrepute 05/Sep/10 Lead dnf
TomMc ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
geddicakes 30/Aug/10 Lead RP

Clocked some flight time.

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Dogmusher 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Marc Weisner
FlorianCastagne 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Guillaume Lion
Compo 08/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Fell going for 1st beak. Came doqn and did it clean.

with Kaveh
tradandybrown ?/Aug/10 -
with Rob andrews
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 25/Jul/10 Lead

First E3 lead, straight after my first E2 lead!

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Did it clean so will be back, although I found the crux was reaching the first of the breaks.

7om 01/Jul/10 Lead RP

chose to jump for the final move. wrong choice. got it 2nd attempt.

stuartberg 21/Jun/10 TR dnf

forgot to try to mantle middle section.really good climb .will try again next time.

jacobjacob 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

It turns out I am too tall for this climb. could basically miss out both crux moves... sad times.

theotherpetehill 20/Jun/10 Lead β
mattcyp88 20/Jun/10 2nd dog

Fell off this mantleshelf! poor....

with Jacob Cook
markfairbank 19/Jun/10 TR dog

Don't TR much, but slung one down here at the end of the day. Almost clean - would be a scary lead i imagine.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 19/Jun/10 TR dnf
with Mark Fairbank
jowgli 19/May/10 Lead RP
with Dan Smith
Nick Taylor 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
dickie01 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Nick Briggs
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Andy Moles 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Definitely felt E3 6a to me, pretty hard!

with Ferdia
ferdia 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
MorganPreece 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt

great route, made easyer by the 2 that did it before me! great route!

with Jessy and Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/10 TR β
skittles 17/Apr/10 2nd dog

messed up the mantle, I found it harder than the top section, would love to go back and lead it.

Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
stuartmunn 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Thanks for the encouragement Johannes.

Maxim2023 ?/Apr/10 Lead β
with Morgan Preece
Hidden ?/Apr/10 TR RP
Hidden 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
PeteH 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S

I don't think this is 6a... But then I do have a decent reach.

with Chris Tan
pete87abs 03/Mar/10 2nd dog
rclarke 02/Mar/10 2nd dog
dj_brigham05 02/Mar/10 Lead O/S


Rowansb 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/10 2nd dog
nia ??/2010 Lead
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead β

crushed :D, one move wonder

with Nia
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
farmus21 01/Nov/09 Lead dog

Fell off :(

smallerrich 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Commiting, but not bad once you do : S

with James
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead
Woodiee 17/Oct/09 2nd dog
Birdo 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with George Taylor
perfectlynormalbeast 04/Oct/09 2nd dog

Awesome route. Hard, well above my lead grade. Took two attempts on each section.

with Rich Lines
Matt Bennett 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Lewis Grey
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
Diggler 29/Aug/09 Lead rpt

At last a clean lead...tried this a few times before clocking up plenty of air miles.

with Paul V
fennerz 25/Aug/09 Lead O/S

E2 5c methinks...

anguskille 25/Aug/09 2nd β

sweet moves, found it pretty hard and balancy, loved it tho

Hidden 23/Aug/09 2nd
Mike W 18/Aug/09 Lead RP
PenJD 25/Jul/09 Lead β
barni 22/Jun/09 Lead β
with Strong Jon
Adam Potter 21/Jun/09 TR
smudge 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd dog
willoates ?/Jun/09 Lead RP

First E3, awsome mantle move

DavidEvans 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Parton, Alistair Shore, Nige, adam ellwood
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden 06/Apr/09 2nd
Owen W-G 04/Apr/09 Lead β

Beta less from belaying Rob's 2 day seige assault in '07, more from what's gleaned from UKC. But then how many people do a proper onsight without checking out the holds from the top or seeing photos of the baby bouncer setup? Never E3 (or 6a) if you are 6' but great moves all the same with an especially brill mantle. E1/E2 5c

with Tony Seale
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead RP
tallsop 20/Mar/09 Lead dnf

First attempt at E3 onsight. Got stood on the break after the mantle, couldnt turn my brain off an go for it!1 Was really mad at myself! So reversed the mantle back to the ground. :(

with Dave Saxby
tallsop 20/Mar/09 2nd β

Seconded dave on it after failing my onsight attempt, as predicted - Did it first Fucking go!!!!!!! Bastard......

with Dave Saxby
OliBoyes 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with mike thomas, jo
metal arms 15/Mar/09 Lead dog

Kept falling from the mantelshelf move

Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead β
Andrew1 01/Feb/09 Lead
with Ros
Hidden 31/Jan/09 2nd dog
Tez29 31/Jan/09 Lead rpt
with Guy
Hidden 03/Jan/09 Lead
AJ007 03/Jan/09 Lead RP
koopa ??/2009 Lead RP
eastley ??/2009 2nd
Tim W 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Sean_J 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

More like E2 methinks.

with Matt
derico 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Good climbing, was so windy almost got blown off the top section! Went for wrong part of top sloper and was almost off but managed to match just in time! Good fun

with Bandy
benkelsey ?/Oct/08 2nd dnf
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead β
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 08/Sep/08 Lead RP
joe c ook ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Nate
Skell 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead dog
Jack00 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S

That mantel is pretty hard. Good gear and all over when you get the 'smile' hold. Shame it's not twice as long!

with Olly
Theeni 13/Jul/08 Lead RP

Awesome route, took a big whipper on the first lead attempt. Two equalised cams in the break are bomber.

tommytwotone 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
Harald 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 08/Jun/08 Lead
sparkass ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Andrew Wightman
andrewwightman ?/Jun/08 2nd
with duncan campbell
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Lead

Slipped on the bloody mantle. Had done this so many times before but sodded it up this time, cruised the top like.

with Mike Pinder
tom.e 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
SteveM 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Finally got it clean after about an hour and a half stodd in the break, repeatedly trying and bottling the top moves.

with Kat & Adrian Berry
Hidden 28/Apr/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 28/Apr/08 2nd dog
with Dave, Luke and Duz
Hidden 31/Mar/08 TR β
alaan 30/Mar/08 2nd
with Ian
Ian Broome 30/Mar/08 Lead

Fell on first try, hard mantel, the top seemed ok ish.

with Al
flat eric 14/Mar/08 2nd dnf

I finished it, but had to use the left arete to get through the crux.

tom russell 14/Mar/08 Lead β

info came from belaying alex. pebbles....

with Alex Moran
Hidden 13/Mar/08 Lead dog
Will Hunt 07/Mar/08 Lead dnf

Did not trust those cams! I'll be back with a bit of faith next time.

Hidden 07/Mar/08 TR dog
Dan 85 05/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Nicos
Hidden 06/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/08 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Richard B
Bullybones ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Mr Powly ??/2008 -
andy gravestock 20/Nov/07 Lead O/S

first e3 gears good but still feels scary reconmend it.

with keith poskitt
chiverstom 16/Nov/07 Lead RP
gareth_hull 11/Nov/07 TR dog
with Andy
Mr Powly 04/Nov/07 Lead dog

Fell once - should have slapped!

with Sam Bennet
Rjukan 04/Nov/07 Lead
with Sam
lewk_c 04/Nov/07 TR RP

Amazing Climb, spent the weekend on top rope working it. Next time the lead will be mine!

Fraser13 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
nacnud 06/Oct/07 Lead
jl 30/Sep/07 Lead dnf
with Penny + Adrian
nathanmanc 02/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Alex Cannon
Irk the Purist 07/Jul/07 2nd
with al
fizzy_elephant 03/May/07 2nd O/S
with Stephen Baker
gregoritos ?/May/07 Lead O/S
kenneM ?/May/07 2nd
with Bobby Hewitt
dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
feilx 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Eastley
Jamie Light 01/Apr/07 TR
Will Hunt 01/Apr/07 TR dog

One fall before clean. Must return to lead one day.

Alex Mason 01/Apr/07 Lead

was there a while mustering up the courage to go. at 5'8" it was close and i couldnt believe i reached it.

Hidden 01/Apr/07 TR
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
sam8oy 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S

My first E3! Really good climb, lovely rockovers and a solid crimp at the end to pop for the top.

with John
Mick B 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Pritchard
Nicos 05/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dan woolnough
irish paul 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S

First E3

with Ed + Andy F
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Chad123 26/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Fun route, and yes definitely easier the taller you are, the break is not a good as you think it's going to be at some points! Mantle crux is well protected though, I had to thutch and wiggle to get the mantle sorted!

with James Humble
petellis 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
mattyork2 21/Oct/06 Lead RP
tumbling wizard 14/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/06 Lead RP
Castleclimber ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
with Fred Lyon
Pythonist 30/Aug/06 Lead dnf
Luke Brooks 30/Aug/06 2nd
Joe Costello 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Did this on a windless day in summer. The midges were so insane I didn't really think about the moves too much! If your over 6ft (I'm 5'9) I imagine this would be easier than 6a.

with Matt
mattwyles1 ?/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 16/May/06 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/06 2nd β
Iggy_B 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Richard Turkington
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 08/Feb/06 Lead RP
drysori ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Hard, but must be soft for E3.

with Malcolm
oldmanrivers ??/2006 Lead
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead O/S
with James Buckly
Si dH 13/Dec/05 2nd dog
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 2nd
Hidden 20/Nov/05 Lead O/S
IOAN D ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with rhys
Hidden 01/Sep/05 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd dog
LankyPaddy 10/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Ralph Cooper
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead

Ground up. First E3.

with Matt Booth
Hidden ??/2005 -
topsyturvy ??/2005 Lead β

rob didn't fancy the mantel so up i went. Approx date and probably the inferior right version from what i can remember.

with Rob Sykes
mattyork2 ?/Oct/04 2nd dog
with Alistair Robertson
Duncan I ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Myles Jordan
Carl Smethurst 06/Jun/04 TR
akhughes ??/2004 Lead
willackers ??/2004 Lead RP
with J.Bickerstaff
Mark Riley ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Pythonist ?/Sep/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya 05/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian Smith
Hidden 14/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV ??/2003 Lead O/S

First E3.

with Dan Holdsworth
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/2003 2nd
with Rob
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
Stone Muppet ??/2002 Lead rpt
Jus ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Dave Bond ??/2002 Lead β
Hidden 15/Jul/01 2nd
Hidden 22/May/01 TR
Ropeboy 30/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Obi-Wan is lost... 20/Feb/00 Lead
with Nick
Rich Malcolm 13/Feb/00 Lead RP
with Paul Brennan
cornishben ?/Jan/00 Lead RP
with Ben Raymond
tlr ??/2000 Lead
with Joe Le Sage
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
r0b 16/Oct/99 Lead O/S
chris sm 18/Jul/99 2nd rpt
with Andy Robinson
NeilGriffiths 26/Jun/99 -
with Simon Frost
buxtoncoffeelover 06/Jun/99 2nd
Strong Steve 04/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Gus ??/1999 Lead
with Tom Headley
richsmithinbristol 18/Oct/98 Lead O/S

Felt like a big deal at the time!

Rich Kirby ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Paul Tanton/Suzy
chris sm 29/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Andy Robinson
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/98 2nd
DavidEvans ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with SCUM
bigphil 27/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Calum
Hidden 15/Feb/98 Lead
JonBray ??/1998 Lead β
Jon Read ?/Nov/97 Lead O/S
with Parish Chauhan
John Southworth ?/Nov/97 Lead O/S

Massively overrated

with Vicky Munn
Hidden 04/Oct/97 Lead
Daniel Wrightson 18/Apr/97 Lead RP
with Olivia Horner
Colin Edwards 11/Apr/97 2nd
with Dave Fleet
Billg ?/Apr/97 Lead rpt
leathers 27/May/96 2nd O/S
with Julian Simmons
The Reaper 13/May/96 TR O/S


Laramadness 04/Nov/95 Lead RP
with RF
Hidden 08/Oct/95 Lead
andy_pemberton 08/Oct/95 Lead

1st E3 and 1st 6a!

IanGilbertJones 21/May/95 Lead O/S
tompercy 13/May/95 2nd
with Random Rich
duncan 01/Apr/95 Lead O/S
rc ??/1995 2nd
with Alex
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/94 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/94 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/94 TR
ste_d 17/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 01/May/94 -
nokishatov 01/May/94 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/94 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead


Roget 21/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with jon
rockaddiction 01/Jul/93 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/93 TR
Hidden ??/1993 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 27/Jul/92 Lead
with Bruce
Chris Reid ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Cowflinger ??/1992 Lead O/S
Craig Barton ??/1992 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Dec/91 2nd
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 07/Dec/91 Lead
with David
samt 28/Sep/91 TR
with Dad
Hidden 20/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 26/May/91 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
samt 01/May/90 TR dnf

Not sure who I was with again (probably dad.

Hidden 07/Apr/90 Lead β
Hidden ??/1990 -
surfbish ?/May/89 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 02/May/88 Solo O/S

With some concern, as Steve Bancroft's Alsatian looked over the top, wanting to play and looking as if he was about to drop a half-brick sized stone down on me to play with

Stoney Boy 24/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Neil Binns
sadams ?/Sep/87 Lead
with Guy Townsend
Chris Ellis 12/Jul/87 2nd
with Martin Veale
Hidden 28/Jun/87 TR
Dave Musgrove 03/Jan/87 TR
with Kim Greenald
Hidden 26/Jun/86 TR
Bruce Kerr 10/Apr/84 2nd
with Johnny Dawes, Rab Young
Hidden 25/Sep/82 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/82 Lead O/S
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
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