Rockfax Description
The face right of the arete has a tricky start. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 14 In A Day.

Josh Hadley 30/Sep Lead G/U

15 pro

Pixie-Andy 23/Sep Lead O/S

end of this felt 4b, but i missed the correct start

with Mathew
Rob Gillespie 20/Aug Lead O/S
M60OON 20/Aug 2nd
with rob 528
John R Coller 20/Aug 2nd β
Ben Bransby 09/Aug Solo
Gordon W 03/Jul Solo O/S
hiyaneil 11/Apr Solo
edwingeorge 26/Mar 2nd O/S

Tricky start eliminated with a good reach

with Oscar
Oscar Popels 26/Mar Lead

Best served cold and with lots of semi skimmed milk. Tesco sell them for 39p and I lived on them in my student days.

Hidden ??/2017 Solo
Robin Nichols 02/Nov/16 Solo O/S
with Jim, Jemma
scottycrimpsalot89 15/Oct/16 Lead G/U

Took me about 15 tries for the first move

raidiun 08/Oct/16 Lead dog

Horrible start if avoiding arête and crack (as I assume was intended)

Alastair Hudson 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Seb Price
BnB 07/Aug/16 -
thetradlad 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Mark D 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S

10 hours of Hell

john max 27/Jul/16 2nd
Wizzy 14/Jul/16 Solo O/S
dryvita 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

first stanage VS

with Bob Lee
AmyAmy 30/Apr/16 2nd
with Horton
Horton 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Run out or hard to get gear in near the bottom

with Amy
James Oakes 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with Keith Poskitt, Rob Cooper, Andy Lawrence, Bill Lawrence
williap 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Waddle
MrFantastic 23/Feb/16 Solo O/S
joemallia 18/Sep/15 Lead O/S

A couple of hard moves low down with a ground fall potential but much easier above.

erica 13/Sep/15 2nd dog
with John
John Brayshaw 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Erica
samdickensuk 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Sep/15 2nd
Jamesmoly 03/Sep/15 Lead G/U
Roget 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S
HarryBowyer 11/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Solo
FlavioL1989 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
ralphio 07/Apr/15 2nd
with Andy
Andypeak 07/Apr/15 Lead
jrccrosby 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Olly Gluck, Harry
bobpilgrem 12/Mar/15 Lead β
with Tom
icantthinkrightnow 05/Oct/14 Lead
Sam Hunt 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S
HazelMacLean 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Short but fun

Tom Keaveny 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
bob_cbr 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
cragsman9000 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Neil
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Solo
Benstar 04/Jul/14 2nd
charvey 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
HarryBowyer 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Helen Mort
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 29/Mar/14 Solo

4b?? It's steady but not 4b steady

Bullybones 11/Mar/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 2nd
MrTeej2 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Will Brooks
davewsargent 30/Jun/13 Solo
davewsargent 30/Jun/13 Solo
jshields 30/Jun/13 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Yanis Nayu 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 Lead
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
DavidPC 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

VS 5a

with Tom Davies
Hidden ??/2013 -
harold walmsley 22/Sep/12 Solo rpt
ojp 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S


with Chris, Tony
atch 02/Sep/12 2nd
with si
deacondeacon 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Bullybones 10/Aug/12 Solo
al jackson ?/Aug/12 Solo
partz 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

An easy VS?

sparkybatteryboy 30/Jul/12 2nd
with matt e
mksmith35 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
charley 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Okay so it was the first route of the day & my hands were freezing but it certainly felt harder then 4b. Maybe 4c but closer to 5a I thought (unless I missed something)....

with Ange
valentinesbabe 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Tricky start for shorties, used a kneebar to get enough height to reach the slopy smooth break. Nice climb.

Jay C 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Fran S, Jack N
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Sent O/S
jayrenegade 23/Oct/11 Solo
with Emelio
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Solo O/S
lcullum7 19/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Louis Melland
DKaye 17/Aug/11 Solo
with dunnyg
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Solo O/S
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
The Reaper 04/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/11 2nd
Ian JL 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
adam carless 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S

Felt pretty hard for severe!

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Bob M 16/Jun/11 Lead

VS 5a in Rockfax is much more like it.

M_W_Court 14/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Ben Harper 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Ed Westwood
Ed Westwood 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Ben Harper
Mikael 05/Jun/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Grade here is wrong..

with Mikael
JRClay100 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Best route in this little area. This is never VS although the start is awkward.

with L Duffy
liam_duffy 21/May/11 2nd O/S
mgdenison 21/May/11 TR O/S
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
James Worthington 24/Mar/11 TR
with Joe, Trev
Boe Jailey 23/Mar/11 Lead
dj_brigham05 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
alex_arthur 19/Mar/11 Solo
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Sandbag at 4b

Hidden 19/Jan/11 Solo O/S
D Berry 30/Oct/10 Solo RP

Second go for the start. Very hard at 4b!

Garron 17/Oct/10 2nd β
Tim Ducker 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

ROCKFAX says VS 5a, the starting moving is bold and involves a fairly awkward landing. Once move is made its fairly protectable but still awkward. i agree with rockfax.

Flash29 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Aaron Hauptmann 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

I won't vote on this because it is definitely a VS 5a. The gear is just really bad and the landing not ideal. The only moves that merit the 5a is the first one or two, but then the gear gets awkward until you get about halfway through the climb.

with Ed Neil
timrowland 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Rob H
Matt Bennett 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Louise Kelly
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Easy second one move to make in the first part after thet it was a straight forward second

with Nick Hemmings, Paul G
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Solo O/S
tompilgrem 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Gets vs 5a in rockfax and hs 4c in def, would say benchmark vs 4c . Def not severe !

with Dad
bobpilgrem 03/Aug/10 2nd
with Bob/Tom
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Rockfax grade of VS 5a is about right. Any S 4b aficionados attempting this would be in for a surprise.

Martin Stevens 11/Jun/10 2nd β

VS 5a of anybodies money.

with Andy H.
victim of mathematics 04/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Needs a little bit of commitment

edd rab 14/May/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Solo
Chris the Tall 21/Apr/10 Solo rpt
gingerwolf 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
bbrowne 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Kelly Atkin
masa-alpin 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S

In RockFax I think it is graded as VS 5a, and I agree. Indeed, Nick, who leads up to HS, had to give up seconding after many attempts.

with Nick P, P Luke
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
edd rab 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hannah Moulton 10/May/09 Solo
with johnny
popebenedictus 19/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Sam W 18/Oct/08 Solo
SteveM 15/Oct/08 Solo
with Kat
petemeads 12/Sep/08 Solo
Strong Steve 10/Sep/08 Solo O/S
fizzy_elephant 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 04/Jun/08 Solo rpt
Owdham 24/May/08 Lead O/S

Nice easy lead. Not difficult at all.

Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Hidden 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Wilbur 18/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hammy 11/Oct/07 Solo
with Danny Towers
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Circus 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 30/Jul/07 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
nai 22/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 11/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
hapymike 09/Dec/06 Lead
tumbling wizard 08/Nov/06 Solo O/S
collingwood 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with gaz wilson
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Lead β
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 22/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Whitt ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/05 2nd O/S
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Adam Potter 12/May/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/05 Solo O/S
Monk ??/2005 Lead O/S
with RUMC
Swirly ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Jo Convery
nigel pearson 14/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Yoko
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
JDDD 29/Apr/04 Solo
DerwentDiluted 22/Mar/03 Solo
Mark Stevenson 04/May/02 Solo O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden 22/Mar/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 15/Aug/98 Solo
steve taylor ?/Mar/91 Solo
with stumpy
Iain Thow 22/Apr/90 Solo

5a start, probably worth VS.

goi.ashmore 26/Sep/89 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/89 -
Canyak ??/1973 -
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High 5b
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Mid 5a
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High 4c
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Style of ascent
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