Rockfax Description
A popular little eliminate with a harsh start. From a short crack climb the wall to The Little Flake Crack. Trend right up the wall past a couple of long reaches. Harder again for the short. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1983

Ticklists: Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Hidden 08/Sep Lead O/S
Ben Bransby 09/Aug Solo
morganator 22/Jul 2nd

Naughty start

with Stan Halstead
keitht 04/Jul Lead

Bit green at the top... Bit bold at the bottom.... Good though!

dewiturton 04/Jul 2nd
with keitht
The Grist 11/Jun Lead O/S
PaulTanton 11/Jun 2nd O/S
phil64 19/Apr 2nd O/S

quite bold

with nick gillett
Adam24B 18/Feb Solo O/S
LJC 20/Jan Lead dnf

Hard moves low down, no gear, and a bad landing. Never seen E1 in its life.

with Charley
Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead
Matt Shepherd 23/Oct/16 2nd
gem_stone12 08/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Lead
Wizzy 20/Jul/16 Solo O/S

Finished up the vs

ipegg 19/Jul/16 Lead dnf
Katsmiff 19/Jul/16 AltLd dnf

Put a side runner in which saved us cos we fell off a lot. We were quite persistent, before we gave up.

Hidden 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/16 2nd
DoctorYoghourt ??/2016 -
Gambit 27/Aug/15 Lead dnf

So struggled on the low crux

Andy Peak 1 24/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Comedy jump off before comitting to crux bowling me and phill down the hill. Top slab awsomenes. Another stanege perler:-)

with phill ukc
Albachoss 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Banksy
Andrew Abraham 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Deane
sibluer 02/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 14/Sep/14 Solo
eddiem1 12/Sep/14 TR dog
NDD 02/Jun/14 Solo
WillDoyle 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
dannyboy83 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Freshprintce 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jake Mason
RM199 21/Sep/13 2nd dnf

Start good but bold, belay wasnt in line to try top, looked nails

Haydn Jones 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with deacon, duncan
buxtoncoffeelover 31/Aug/13 2nd

Very badly

Strong Steve 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with W. Morgan
deacondeacon 18/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Clee 01/Jul/12 2nd
with Chris
pie_eater_pete 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
shouter 28/Oct/11 Lead
Owain Llewelyn 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Doddy
cobweb 18/Jun/11 Lead
with martyn hopson
Jim Slater 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Hardest moves are good but unprotected to get to the break. (would be easy to escape here) Was starting to get very dark by the final few moves. Worth a star

liamoloughlin 26/Mar/11 Solo
Stig 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Start, finished up the VS

uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Owen W-G 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Max
Adam Potter 15/May/10 Lead dog

Hard unprotected moves at the start. Took a fall before I had gear in. Both me and belayer ended up lying on backs on a load of rocks. Good spotting by belayer stopped the fall from being much worse.

Hidden 27/Mar/10 -
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 07/Mar/10 2nd
mattorford ??/2010 2nd
drysori ??/2010 Lead
vertigo 17/Oct/09 2nd RP
Ben Harper 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
simonp ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jake Morgan
NeilGriffiths 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Simon Frost
frost 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with N Griffiths
JGW ?/May/09 Lead
with Matt Tilley
Tez29 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Mousey
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd
Misha 13/Sep/08 Lead dog

Crux is hard 5c and well off the ground over a bad landing, so surely E2? Technically a bit easier than Desperation but much less safe. Didn't dare go past the crimp/flake to the break so put a runner in the VS and effectively toproped the crux.

Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Sep/08 Lead dnf
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
burto 19/May/08 Lead O/S
with rozzy
Coel Hellier 26/Apr/08 Lead dog

1 fall (duh!)

Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead O/S
C.J.Horsfield 13/Mar/08 2nd dog
with thomas martin
Ed Booth 12/Feb/08 Solo O/S


Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 05/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Bloody hell, that's a fierce E1! Anyone who enjoyed Desperation should like this - though, be warned, it's even harder.

with DaveDJ
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
SteveM 29/Oct/06 Lead dnf
with Tobs
ukb & bmc shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
Skell 01/Feb/06 Lead
with Rich Sharpe
LankyPaddy 02/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Will Gordon ?/Mar/05 TR
Hidden 23/Jun/04 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Snowie 09/Jun/03 TR rpt

Struggled to get off the floor, then fine to the top!

Hidden 07/May/03 Lead RP
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
skygodley 02/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/02 2nd
Mark Stevenson 04/Jun/02 Lead dog
chris sm 08/May/02 2nd O/S
with Nick Wheeler
Carl Smethurst 16/Feb/02 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 12/May/01 2nd
goi.ashmore 14/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Carl Smethurst 12/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 19/Oct/97 2nd
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with steve winter
Bruce Kerr 09/Apr/96 Lead
with Robert Durran
steve taylor ?/Jun/91 Solo
with stumpy
Rock to Fakey ?/Aug/90 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 02/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Colin Hughes
Hidden 21/Feb/88 Lead
Tom V 28/Jul/86 2nd
with Howie Darwin
Dave Musgrove 22/May/86 -
Hidden 26/Apr/86 Solo
stp 03/Mar/84 Solo O/S
KRB 10/Jul/83 Solo O/S
Canyak ??/1973 -
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