Rockfax Description
Up a short flake just right of the arete to where awkward moves gain better holds. Continue steeply right of the arete - rounded. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1992. The name is a historical blooper confusing the Armada with Napoleon's mob, I was only 200 years out!

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Top 20 ticked Stanage starred E1s.

Kirill 18/Dec/16 Lead dog
with Ilia
Ilia Nadyrbayev 18/Dec/16 2nd
Andy Moles 21/Oct/16 Solo
The Ivanator 24/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Going for left start to Martello Buttress and ended up too far left on this, ascended flake crack and continued ...nearly reached decent holds, but didn't quite and took big lead fall, stopping 3ft off the deck with some tasty scrapes to show for my trouble!

with Rob
cragsman9000 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
Stroppy 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
RKirke 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
SGD 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Really good, did it for the name but its a good climb. you have to be a little blinkered as its tempting to veer left to the arete or right into the crack. staying direct is actually quite bold.

adi bryant 19/Jun/16 2nd
with Steph, Ged
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 17/Apr/16 2nd
K Farrell 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

The start was good, hard but good climbing. The rest was slopers, and I really don't like slopers. I'm sure there was more gear than I placed, but I was scared and pumped so just sprinted between the rests. Beached whale top out. Not my favourite climb of the day.

Martin Bagshaw 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mullet
georgenvk 03/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with cem
cem 03/Apr/16 Lead rpt

To all intents and purposes an onsight since I didn't remember it.

Oliver Smaje 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S

just before dark! wore a headtorch.

Conor Nally 02/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 25/Mar/16 2nd
with James WC
Chris1234H 22/Nov/15 TR
cf2g08 31/Oct/15 TR dog
M_Robinson 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Ian Robinson
quickdrawmcraw 19/Sep/15 2nd
with claire, liz osbourn
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson 20/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Start is by far the crux

with Gav
nick ferro 15/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Oli Birkill
cmars89 08/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Pete Duckworth
London Luke 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
drysori 16/May/15 Lead
with Everyone!
Brannock 16/May/15 2nd
MrBIond 07/Apr/15 2nd
mrteale 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd
charley 10/Mar/15 Lead O/S

A nice climb, the holds were better than I expected. Good start and then a steep finish up the wall..

with Ange
valentinesbabe 10/Mar/15 2nd dog

Couldn't hold on coming out of the crack after getting the gear out as arms were still thrashed from doing the Link. The slopers were actually surprisingly good holds and didn't have a problem with them which is unusual for me.

Drew M 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Jack
rich_hw 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Gudge 24/Sep/14 2nd rpt
bobpilgrem 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris
bencole ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/14 Lead β
stp 07/Aug/14 Solo
Neil R 03/Aug/14 2nd
with Tim
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Nick
Gambit 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
kenneM 13/Jun/14 Lead
with Dan loveday
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Trobbo 30/May/14 AltLd
with Nick Hepburn
LJC 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
climberchristy 17/May/14 Lead rpt

Climbed this several year ago but an enjoyable repeat of a good route

with Keith Swainson
arthur_de_briton 17/May/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
WillDoyle 16/May/14 Solo
quiffhanger 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Dan M
Hidden 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hoyes 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Batt 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
ashtond6 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

nice slopers !

BLodge 10/Nov/13 2nd
kyaizawa 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
Andre Clarke 03/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush 03/Aug/13 2nd
with Jim Slater
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd rpt
jrccrosby 30/Jun/13 2nd
Theeni 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph
treg 19/Jun/13 2nd

Spicy moving beyond the flake.

with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Tregellas
shouter 09/Jun/13 2nd
andrewlyons14 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Lyons
Metalbear 04/Jun/13 TR
with John James McEvoy
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
Wayne S 03/Mar/13 Lead
mark20 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 05/Jan/13 Lead

Stiff start and then pleasant to the top.

saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
airwalk123 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Haydn Jones 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with pep
Gudge ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Staves
Wayne S 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
deacondeacon 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Andrew Lodge 18/Jun/12 TR

Lots of slopers, fun on a top rope at the end of the evening but would be a nerve racking lead.

with Bob
Nigel Bond 29/Mar/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S
rurp 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S

rounder than round

finchelata 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

First E1 clean.

Jonathan Hall 29/Sep/11 Lead

My first night lead, great view, shame I couldn't enjoy the view!

fatbuoybazza 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
clairejane 15/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Decked trying to rock up round arete. placed one nut which intelligently tried to grab as fell past. ripped it out.

with will
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 01/Jul/11 Lead
climbing_wiggy 26/Jun/11 2nd β
with Dale
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tebs 29/May/11 2nd O/S

quite eliminate - not the best route

with Luke
mark4344 08/May/11 Lead dnf

fell off lower crux.seemed to be poor rounded hand holds.

with Matt Payne
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
stuaart 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Palindrome ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
patsaunders ??/2011 -
patsaunders ??/2011 Lead
DeanD ??/2011 -
DeanD ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Cake 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S

good start

with Matt
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Guido
Stig 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Goi
PeteH 22/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Alex
grubes 05/Sep/10 2nd
with Haydn, Alex
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Sweaty and rounded

with Luke Donaldson, Alex Thompson
Cragrat Rich 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S

All very rounded and nervy. Massive foot ledges helped keep it together though.

Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
llamaglama 10/Aug/10 Lead
with Jam
Alistair Corbett 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Pilch 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Felt more like VS as it all went very smoothly

petegruf 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Chris B
Adam Potter 05/Jun/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 27/May/10 Lead O/S

was a bit cautious on the lower crux part having seen a guy fall upside down onto the slaby wall below earlier

leon 15/May/10 Lead rpt
with Steven Davidson
disturbed_one51 20/Apr/10 2nd
b.hayley 27/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Mr Sparkle 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Hayley
RM199 ??/2010 Lead rpt
3kidsandanorton 26/Sep/09 2nd
with Pete Templar
teflonpete 26/Sep/09 Lead RP

Climbed once on a top rope clean then led clean.

with Barry
duzinga 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

felt good on this.

with Celine
gazfellows 06/Aug/09 2nd
Chris wilson 15/Jul/09 2nd
with John F
jored ?/Jul/09 -
with Chris W
bigphil 25/May/09 2nd
with Paul Willinson
jameshall 10/May/09 2nd
with Martin
Brown 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
ilikemonkys 15/Mar/09 -
with Rob emery
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
Milne 03/Dec/08 Lead O/S

thought the start to this looked easier than martello buttress, how wrong i was. possibly the most scared i've ever been. bloody slopers. -1'c.

Byronius Maximus 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Paul du Toit
Hidden 07/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/08 -
Hidden 01/Jul/08 TR
Jon_Warner 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Pretty good but might as well stick to the arete at the top as it is very eliminate otherwise.

richgibson ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Daps
burto 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with calum
Hidden 08/May/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/Feb/08 2nd O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
PenJD 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
snowy owl 15/Sep/07 2nd
Martin Haworth ?/Aug/07 Lead β
with Richard
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
Joe Dove 10/Jun/07 2nd
with paul
A Crook 05/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Dom Whillans ??/2007 -
@ndy ??/2007 2nd O/S
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S
maybe_si 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with tris
tristangale 13/Oct/06 2nd
with Chevis
Luke Brooks 26/Sep/06 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 23/Sep/06 2nd
with Skell
dpurf 18/Aug/06 2nd rpt
with Patrick
goi.ashmore 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Good stuff.

with Lewis Ashton
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Iggy_B ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Richard Turkington
drysori ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S

Very rounded, and feels slightly eliminate higher up - worthwhile though.

with Malcolm
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/05 2nd β
Strong Steve 17/Jul/05 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
JoW 25/May/05 2nd

Not as bad as expected!

cem 15/May/05 Lead O/S
with Hans
Hidden 15/May/05 2nd
Skell ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
ChrisBrooke 16/Oct/04 2nd
with John Inkpen
Hidden 28/Jul/04 TR
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 13/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with Mark and Davey
Hidden 05/Oct/02 Lead O/S
unfit 05/Sep/02 Lead
with Beth Beare
Hidden 22/Aug/02 Lead
Gus 05/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
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