Rockfax Description
Climb to the upper niche past a huge block, then the left arete until it is possible to pull right over the bulge to the final wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Popular Greens.

amccann 02/Jan Solo O/S
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 -
myrddinmuse 22/Oct/16 2nd

Adam's first severe, had a 'fun time' on it. Enjoyed the mantel in the middle, and the laybacky finish. Good stuff. Joe got half way but couldn't nail the mantel.

with Joe Bignell, Adam Vaughan
BignellXD 22/Oct/16 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/16 Lead
Markheighton 25/Aug/16 -
Andysomething 05/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Bruce Perry
HazelMacLean 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Mark D 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

10 hours of Hell

Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
thetradlad 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
kirsten 23/Jul/16 Lead

Really should have learnt by now to avoid "traditional" severes in the peak

with Nik
stev1e.wilso 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Phil Mercer 10/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 11/May/16 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 10/Apr/16 Solo O/S
John Clinch (Ampthill) 10/Apr/16 2nd

Jack's Fourth leading Lesson

MrFantastic 16/Mar/16 Solo O/S
hmetoomey 25/Oct/15 Lead
with rosatb
rosatb 25/Oct/15 2nd
chrismadar 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Freshers
AlistairBerridge 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Arthur Ellis
Matt Smith 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Callow, Gabe Kyte, Tor McQueen, Zoe Taylor
Hidden 27/Sep/15 TR O/S
sjbrook 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Nice climb, rubbish midges.

TClimb 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with sjbrook
erica 23/Aug/15 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

The upper cracks just flow so well

with Erica
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
mark44 21/Jul/15 Lead
Mike Bayley 04/Jul/15 2nd
with KJ
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Jamie Everitt 30/May/15 Lead O/S
AlexHewitt90 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Felicityleigh-hudson 23/May/15 2nd
joeruckus 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Darknotroy
andybirtwistle 13/May/15 2nd
with Steve Clegg
Hidden 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt
danieleaston 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Steve
Steve Bartle 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
keitht 17/Apr/15 2nd
ju59 10/Apr/15 2nd
with Barry
Hidden 10/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 04/Apr/15 Lead
with Assad Lahlou
kingjam 28/Mar/15 2nd
RobScarisbrick 28/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Pretty daunting in 40mph wind

giuly 07/Mar/15 2nd
with Steve, Robin Oliver
robblowen 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
craig.england1 ??/2015 2nd
nikinko 18/Oct/14 2nd β

wet, green, slippy.

with malcolm
TacticalKnee 18/Oct/14 Lead
greenclimb 05/Oct/14 Lead
chrismadar 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
OliverRoss 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with freshers
Paul Hy 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Lee W
lee1234 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
runestone 20/Sep/14 Lead
with David
Andy Hardy 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
daviesp2 24/Aug/14 Lead
OliverRoss 24/Aug/14 2nd β
with Tom Wilding-Steele
twildingsteele 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Cherish 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
BnB 03/Aug/14 -
mikestr555 03/Aug/14 Lead
StoneChaser 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rocksarge, Rockpiglet
Rockpiglet 02/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rocksarge, stonechaser
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
razzorbuzz 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
mcrockett 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Marmoset 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead
origamib 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
benlatham07 23/Jun/14 2nd O/S
WhipperSnapper 20/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Dom15 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 2nd
mrteale 17/Jun/14 Solo O/S
MrBIond 17/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead
Paul Hy 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Phil T
the power 11/Jun/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
SophGreen 08/Jun/14 TR O/S
ralphio 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Good pro but maybe nearer 4b in places

Nick1812P 14/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/14 Solo O/S
dashby 06/May/14 2nd

Thought this was harder than Balcony Climb

Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/14 2nd
alaster tonge 21/Apr/14 Solo O/S
stuart90 17/Apr/14 -
with Laura Thompson
LDJ 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Alfie, Lou
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
RKernan 13/Apr/14 2nd
with Lisa Davison
ldavison440 13/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
rich_hw 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Milly_PCC
Ade in Sheffield 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Chris Saywell
martinbettridge06 ?/Mar/14 2nd
david harvey ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with martin
NickR ??/2014 Lead
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
GermanAlex 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

a slightly suspect affair with wet, green & slimy holds

Powney 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Andy, Carol
tradguy 05/Oct/13 Lead rpt
mcaterina 05/Oct/13 2nd
Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
Mayaculpa 03/Sep/13 Lead
ChrisBrooke 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Cat Freeman, Keeley Scholes
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
DanTT 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Stuck at last move for ages. Locals at bottom heckled! Col found easy route when seconding, though!

with Col Silcock
Hidden 19/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
cpoad 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Clare F, John S
deacondeacon 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
the power 01/Jun/13 2nd
with deacon
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/May/13 -
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
gsavell 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Lots of jamming, and struggles to step left out of the overhang. Great route though!

with Sarah Knight
Chris wilson 21/Apr/13 Lead
with Andy G
K Wall 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Martin
Phil373 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Charlotte Nelson 24/Feb/13 -
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
JdotP 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with The Boy Wunda
LesserTrochanter 20/Oct/12 2nd
AndySL 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Deano
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 08/Sep/12 2nd
with steve
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Nick F Smith 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Kat4kgb 04/Sep/12 2nd
Bullybones 31/Aug/12 Lead
with Neil
Joby 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Joff Butts
DaveB61 08/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Griff1990 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nice exposure, brilliant gear, fun all round!

Sowerby Sam 10/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Harry Bowyer, Pete Stone
Hidden 10/Jul/12 Lead
robinmuzette 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Harry Yarrow, jake lodge
yarrow 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
razzorbuzz 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Elliot
Matt1234 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Merlin 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Phil Chalkley
jasonpm 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 25/May/12 Lead O/S
bobstones 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Sam Maher 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Davie
Hidden 08/May/12 2nd O/S
Chubbs 04/May/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
eburki1 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with David PCC, Mick Sissons
Sarah Harri 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Heather Sinclair
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd
seanlikeskites 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jockpat 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Anthony Dixon 18/Sep/11 Solo
Reedymc 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Nick Mitchell
Nigel Bond 17/Aug/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Colin Scotchford 31/Jul/11 2nd
Luke_G 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S

reminds me of an easy 'Sloth' from the Roaches.

with Kevin
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Kevin Walker 23/Jul/11 Lead
with Ben, Luke
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 Lead

probably worth severe in other areas but compared to the Severes / hard severes in popular end this one could be worth HS 4b. Nice climbing and steep at the top

with Kevin
onlyfoddington 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
adamjeffs 15/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
gronbech 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with oumc
Gerallt Owain 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
rockman 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Found it hard for the grade.

timcedwards 02/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
FrJ 27/Apr/11 Lead
with Tim Hunting
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 22/Apr/11 -
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd β
eeonz 14/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
James_D 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rach
chrisanderson 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
probso ??/2011 -
LP ??/2011 -
Wyrdwired ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
LiamAD 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Izzie Sutcliffe
andy_e 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mr random 19/Oct/10 2nd


tomtom89 16/Oct/10 Lead
with Jack
jac00 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
Sarah Harri 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Stephen, John
Stephen_L 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
Howard J 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks

Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
christina9689 24/Jul/10 2nd
with dkelly
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd rpt
glennofsheff 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

harder bolder than amazon still severe tho very satisfying

Pero 10/Jul/10 Lead
Fran S8 ?/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tom_1985 ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Tony Mustow 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 27/May/10 Lead O/S
with Marilyn
andrea83 27/May/10 2nd O/S


with Peak CC
Stone_donkey 24/May/10 2nd
Duncan Beard 24/May/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 08/May/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 01/May/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Apr/10 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ed Griffin 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Richard McDermott, Sara Kedge, Alaric
MPSBunny 11/Apr/10 Lead
with Gio Cracolici
Jim Slater 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/10 Lead
Richard Gilbert ??/2010 Lead O/S

Recovery from a bad start

with Alex Lambert
kitkat78 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Colin
SteveM 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Alpandy 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Steve
RFWilkie 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd
WendyT 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
frume 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Not keen on this climb, felt like a HS to me.

with Collin
davenev 14/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with luke
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 2nd

Lot easier than it looks

with Scott Barnett
rocktigger 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Jonny
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Solo O/S
climbercromie ?/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Ian Woodrow
barrylong 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Better than I expected, and I'd say worth 2 stars. Varied, with satisfying, steep finish on good holds. No polish on this one!

with Kathryn
vvanhinsbergh 24/May/09 Lead O/S
adamlives 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with vvanhinsbergh
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead
mikej 21/Apr/09 Lead
with Rick Naylor
markblair 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Ok for a warm up route.

with Charles Thornhill
Mutl3y 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Clog
Clog 19/Apr/09 Lead
with Mutl3y
smudge 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Will G
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/Mar/09 Lead O/S
sims 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Jonno
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
kimrickwood ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
mark_jc ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
davefount 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S

VERY COLD, couldn't really use hands

with Tom Hunns
DanT 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Retroman3 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Dan
charley 06/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Dan
Adrian Bates 28/Sep/08 2nd
Dax 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

First climb of the day and not a good choice. This is not my kind of Severe. It seems like every time I come back to grit I scare myself silly on the first lead of the day. It would probably be better if I second a route or just go a do a bit of bouldering (actually this is not a bad idea .. I'll try it next I come back to grit)

Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd
philwont 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 27/Sep/08 2nd
with jamesca
petemeads 23/Aug/08 Solo
Si dH 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Kirill 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dina, Ilia
Ilia Nadyrbayev 05/Jul/08 2nd
Simon Caldwell 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S

A fine route.

with Carmen
Blisco 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Felt more like a 4b to me. Christine couldn't manage it and sneaked round to Fairy Chimney instead.

with Christine Forder, Alistair Jackson
Rampikino 31/May/08 2nd
with MMC Various
Hidden 29/May/08 2nd
andybeanland 28/May/08 Lead O/S
with Alyson
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
thinair48 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Gareth
MikeDowsett ??/2008 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Hidden ??/2008 -
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Phil Baxter
pdisney 09/Sep/07 Lead
with Dom
flyboy86 ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Clarke
Andy Clarke 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
Ian Broome 31/Jul/07 2nd
with Matt, Tanya
Hidden 31/Jul/07 2nd
plastikman 31/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Ian
malc 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Paul S
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
A Crook 05/Jun/07 2nd
Jim Vach 19/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
jcurley 25/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
colin milton ?/Apr/07 Lead
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
rich_greeny 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Owain Atkins, Ben Hanson
SamStrong 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 10/Mar/07 2nd
Pythonist 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Teddington
sparkoclimb ?/Mar/07 Lead
with Heath
Yellow_trousers ??/2007 2nd
with Tom Sparkes
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden 16/Jul/06 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
jimdanson 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Dan Robinson
howlingbaboon ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Neil
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
hamish2016 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Ross Overhead
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
rob wmc 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Pete
Rik Dawes ??/2005 Lead O/S
maria85 03/Oct/04 2nd
with ?
Hidden 08/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/04 2nd
victim of mathematics 27/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Will Gordon ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Tom Roberts
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
nigel pearson 27/Sep/03 2nd
with Yoko
Hidden 21/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Phil West 11/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden 19/May/02 Lead RP
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
John Andrew Simpson ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Martin Hepworth
martroberts ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 26/May/01 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/00 2nd O/S
Gman ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Ed, Eamon
Rock Fairy ??/2000 Lead
Adi Hooper ??/2000 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
rlrs ??/1999 Lead
rachm2004 05/Oct/96 2nd
with Ian L
DundeeDave 04/Jul/96 2nd
with Ben Hughes
tradguy 13/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 13/Jun/96 2nd
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/96 2nd

excellent route, ***.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1996 -
Chris Ellis 26/Jul/95 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
Roget 30/Apr/95 Solo O/S
rurp ??/1995 -
babymoac 27/Sep/92 Lead
with Manda
Hidden 29/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 19/May/91 Solo
steve prior ?/Sep/90 Lead
with Chris S
Andy Say 04/Sep/89 Solo
Hidden 03/Sep/89 Lead
Iain Thow 11/Sep/88 2nd
with Steve di Ponio
Tom V 04/Jun/86 -
with Glenn Watson
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/83 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/1978 2nd
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead

Most recently 13/6/15

Canyak ??/1973 -
Rog Wilko ?/Dec/70 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1970 -
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