Rockfax Description
The capped groove is steady up to the big overhang where committing moves lead out left to a wild finish up the hanging left arete of the final groove. Low in the grade, but not that low! © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1975

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Ultimate E3 ticklist, CUMC Ticklist.

DubyaJamesDubya 11/Nov/17 Lead rpt
with Joe Harris
JRJones 29/Oct/17 2nd dog
Tom McCabe 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
DanChad 29/Oct/17 Lead β
with Scott Hagen
Rob Laird 15/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Round 2, failed again :(

mattlyons 08/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Fell from the top of the arete. Didnt fancy another whip so saved for another day.

with Josh Willson
Hidden 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S
markvaughan 30/Sep/17 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 28/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 22/Sep/17 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Sep/17 2nd rpt
Stefan_TR 10/Sep/17 2nd β

More tricky than it looks! Fun.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 01/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Evening smash fest.

dr_botnik 01/Sep/17 2nd dog
with Theo
ian d f 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Pete H
marcduhig 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Edward W, Alex Pond
chancer 20/Aug/17 2nd
with Ed Wigmore, Marc Duhig
Rory_Cummings_NI 14/Aug/17 Lead O/S
lusonavigator 06/Aug/17 2nd
with Masaki
mskngch 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Katekeltie 30/Jul/17 2nd
with Fatboy
Gus 30/Jul/17 2nd
Jemima Churchhouse 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
GwilymR 16/Jul/17 2nd β
with Jammy
charley 09/Jul/17 Lead G/U

First E3

with Ange, Kev
WillDoyle 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Fancied this for ages and it was a bit of a cruise. Guess that confirms it is low in the grade. Really cool sequence round the roof though!

Retro Rowan 14/Jun/17 2nd
with Gabe Oliver
RagingPuffin 13/Jun/17 2nd β
with Tom
tim.fairhall 11/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Sachi
Harald 22/May/17 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 21/May/17 Lead dog

Couldn't work out how to reach the arete and so took a lob.

fuzzysheep01 13/May/17 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this. Initial grooves not as easy as they looked. Gear was bomber though felt far away at the crux step. Fantastic position on crux.

with Stu Bennett
Scott Quinn 01/May/17 Lead O/S

pretty good route, short legs might help...

tunnah 01/May/17 Lead
CMoore 01/May/17 2nd
Rob Laird 28/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Couldn't work out the moves onto the arete, one to come back to...

with B Sosin
mr random 28/Apr/17 2nd dnf

Rob had a go and I spent a long time watching. I didn't even start.

scottcoates 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with williap
williap 02/Apr/17 2nd β
George Frisby 05/Feb/17 2nd dnf

Got up the the top of the corner but couldn't reach out to the flakes at the crux.

Cole Robertson 05/Feb/17 Lead RP

Tricky beta to make the reach, and uncertainties of where to go after you've chucked for the glorious jug on the arete lead to some dogging and eventually dropping a top rope the day before, but came back Sunday and lead it clean the first try. First E3 for me!

JulesV ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 03/Dec/16 -
ptrickey 24/Nov/16 Lead dog
CameronDotSmith 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Brogan Hume
WillAndrew 05/Nov/16 Lead dnf

Couldn't quite make the reach

Hugobristol 23/Oct/16 Lead G/U
with Thom
Hidden 15/Oct/16 Lead dog
td72 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt

lead it today after seconding it the other day

with Katie
Mowglee 29/Sep/16 Lead rpt

First E3 on lead. Had seconded before sometime last year. Felt a bit off balance on the hard bit, but all over pretty quickly and looked like it'd be a safe fall.

with Graeme
td72 28/Sep/16 2nd O/S

good climb, will definitely lead it next time I'm up there. just 1 hard move and its not actually to far away from gear.

bryan61 28/Sep/16 Lead dog

took 1 rest, wish I'd just gone for it

with Tom D
D.Russell 22/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
manbat 13/Sep/16 Lead dnf

My first attempt at onsighting an E3 ended predictably with failure! But I thought I may as well have a go, as the route was at least well protected. The initial corners were harder and steeper than I was expecting, but I got up them OK. Then I just found myself squashed under a roof, with one hand on a side-pull, and the other unable to leave a hold in the corner. I had no options for my feet, and nowhere to go. Trying to re-arrange myself to reach left, I lost balance and fell. I had a long rest, and then another go, but ended up in exactly the same position. When I abbed down to clean the route, I didn't really gain much insight, but after that tricky move, more holds became available, and it seemed that moving up that groove might not be too hard. A good experience.

Fat Andy Heff 10/Sep/16 Lead dnf
with Droyd
seanlikeskites 21/Aug/16 Lead dog
seanlikeskites 21/Aug/16 Lead RP
seanlikeskites 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Stroppy 08/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Decided I didn't need footholds on the crux - turns out I was wrong

Sam Husband 08/Aug/16 2nd rpt

Two goes on second, clean both times, maybe I should skip my first E2 and lead my first E3.. or maybe it still looks terrifying!

with Ed
scarmichael 26/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Wooton
Hidden 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/16 2nd dog
MSchobitz 26/May/16 Lead RP
MSchobitz 20/May/16 Lead dnf

Fell off twice while shimmying up the (damp) rib. Took quite a whipper. Also managed to fully cut loose on one hand when going for the rib... I'll be back.

kermit_uk 15/May/16 2nd dog
bigdrew 15/May/16 Lead O/S
patrickcd 09/May/16 2nd
with Ed
scarmichael 01/May/16 Lead

roof is very awkward for the tall, quality line

with Steve Wooton
Proddler 22/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Sam McCarthy 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
dbottomley 20/Apr/16 Lead β

on preplaced gear

Proddler 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
DanOsb 13/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Got pumped, fell off. Feels hard for the tall.

with Dominic
Hidden 09/Apr/16 TR
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt
allyrocke 25/Mar/16 2nd dog
Andy Moles 23/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Ferdia
ferdia 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 20/Mar/16 Lead dnf
with Becky
Hannes B 19/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Charlie
harry_lewis 24/Feb/16 Lead RP

Toproped this ages ago, good to come back to it

with Pete Briggs, Ben Stoker
mrteale 24/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 24/Feb/16 2nd dog

Fell going from the undercut to the arete, got it second go. Really enjoyed the route!

Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead dnf
ABCD ??/2016 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2016 -
tessa teapot ??/2016 Lead
Tom Bennell ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 10/Nov/15 2nd

With a lot of help from a (very) tight rope after a couple of failures exiting from under the roof/heading for the arete

Ewan Russell 02/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Ella williams, Johnny Hyde, Henry Logg, Brad
Dave Warburton 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/15 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Oct/15 TR rpt
Sam Husband 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Technically not too bad. Marked as a potential first E3 once I've done some E2's!lead

with Woger
RKirke 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
KennyGeoghegan 16/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Gary
Flavio 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 16/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Flavio
manwithacam 15/Aug/15 Lead

Very pleased to get this, like everyone else I've looked at it every time I'm at the Popular end over the years. It's harder than it looks! My helmet was really getting in the way but I guess I would've been grateful for it if I'd fallen, which I nearly did. Psyched.

with Stephen
strudles 15/Aug/15 2nd β
MischaHY 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt
jsmcfarland 03/Aug/15 2nd dnf

Brilliant lead from Caelan. I found the route really easy until I got to just before the crux. It's kind of a hard route to second as it's pretty difficult to have a look at the crux and then go back for a rest, I kind of got stuck on the tight rope and ran out of energy real quick. After several tries at the move I gave up and Caelan got the gear. Will have to come back for this one!

with Caelan
CaelanB 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S

My First E3 onsight, even so it felt soft haha

shaunhumphreys 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Awesome route!! found the gear to be a bit fiddly but looked ok! got to the arete fine with my left hand but very nearly fell when moving my right from under the roof!

with Elliot
john lynch 09/Jun/15 2nd dog
with Lewis Andrew
Cake 14/May/15 Lead dnf

Failed. Again

with Jeff, Matt
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead rpt
oread 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Amazing crux

dr_botnik 04/May/15 2nd dnf

Got gear out from under roof then fell off (again). My excuse is I'm saving the top for the lead *ahem*

with Andy
Mowglee 25/Apr/15 2nd β
with Bert, Tom Nichols
salix 18/Apr/15 Lead

One move wonder, but brilliant move.

with Isaac, Caitlin
Mike505 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Lovely route! Maybe E2 for the tall? Tricky step out to the arête and then pull! Feet slipped mid way through the move but fortunately managed to match and hold the nose. Big thanks to Henry for standing on belay while I muddled my way though my first E3.

dom94 09/Apr/15 Lead G/U
Mark Warnett ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Tough move felt E3. Not sure the fall would be great from crux

James Smith 22/Mar/15 2nd
with geoff
grp 22/Mar/15 Lead G/U
adi bryant 18/Mar/15 Lead dnf
with Vojta
ehole 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Feels like E2. Knee-bar type move helps while reaching under the roof.

Hidden 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
fabricio 18/Oct/14 2nd
with lee
mollymcleod 18/Oct/14 2nd RP
benkelsey 17/Oct/14 Lead dog

One ten second rest to check the bomber gear.. fully committed out to the arete followed by a clippity clop series of pulls.

with rory wadsworth, Teappleby
Teappleby 17/Oct/14 Lead β

on ben's gear. Though not on his beta. I didn't fancy clippy- clopping up the arête, I just layway!

chrisallan 12/Oct/14 2nd dnf
theotherpetehill 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Ash Sayers 05/Oct/14 Lead β
sparkass 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this, felt techy and a bit fluttery, very fun.

with Rob Lovatt
climberchristy 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt

Fell off this again today but then abseiled to strip the gear, had a rest and then led as clean repeat ascent. Really pleased to finally get this one. Crux is very hard to read. Surely E3 6a?

with bencole
kyaizawa 05/Sep/14 Lead dog

Took a fall off the crux sequence couldn't get balance right so peeled off even with a hand on the arête. Pretty safe fall with a size zero friend in the pod by the lip. Pumpy, and not sure it's low in the grade at E3.

rurp 27/Aug/14 TR dog

Too hard even on a shunt. Off the wish list !

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Jul/14 Lead
Duncan Campbell 21/Jul/14 2nd

Tricky under the roof and not the sinker runner you'd like as you get into the groove!

with Robbie
ashtond6 13/Jul/14 Lead dnf
eel 03/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Mike, Liam
tim.fairhall 20/Jun/14 Lead dnf

4 falls! Had enough

with Matt
Jack93 13/Jun/14 2nd dog
spidermonkey09 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Psyched to get this, felt pretty easy for E3 but I am pretty short!

mynyddresident 07/Jun/14 Lead
with KP
MischaHY 16/May/14 Lead O/S
saffy 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Speeddemonsi 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Stig 11/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Mischa and Coel
funsized 21/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Tom Green
James Oakes 19/Mar/14 Lead β

On Tim's Gear.

tim newton 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
LJC 10/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Roof flake is creaky, some parts have been broken off, decided not to break any more. Currently 2 in-situ wires before the crux (not mine!).

with George
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Matthew Ferrier 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Cool sequence leaving the gear.

with Micki
MSchobitz 23/Nov/13 2nd dog
Nick1812P 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S
the power 24/Oct/13 2nd dnf
with Andy
Hidden 24/Oct/13 Lead
Owen W-G 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Breezed the crux, might have fluked it. Didn't feel harder than any of the other E2s done that w/e but can see why some think it E3 if you contemplate, or take, the fall.

with Matt B
Matt77 06/Oct/13 2nd

I had a nightmare on this! Great lead from Owen.

with Owen
beneole ?/Oct/13 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Stefan_Morris 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with jenny
rurp 10/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Easy to overhang. Cold couldn't feel fingers and couldn't commit. Downclimbed

Lenny 05/Sep/13 Lead dnf

2 good falls at the crux before retreating

Quarryboy 11/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Rob went first then fell off and offered the lead to me. Decided to try and use his nails pebble beta but fell off and got rope whiplashed in the balls (ouch), decided at that point that I'd had enough with the route. Realised later that there was actually some OK holds in the roof that I just made not noticed at all with my tunnel vision making it quite a bit harder than it should have been, oh well one to tick clean on a future trip I guess.

Stanners 11/Aug/13 Lead RP

2nd go. Very hard sequence. Especially for 6ft 3+'s ?

with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
DanOsb 01/Aug/13 2nd
dr_botnik 03/Jul/13 2nd dnf
JanBella 03/Jul/13 Lead dnf

many many falls bellow big route...

with helen
mark4344 01/Jul/13 2nd
with dennis
Si dH 19/May/13 Lead RP

Ground up after one fall from the crux, had also fallen at the same point in 2011

with Neil Furniss
Adrianw 20/Apr/13 2nd dnf
deacondeacon 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really hard to work out a sequence. Grabbing that arete is a fantastic feeling. Last route of the day and felt really spanked. Really hard for E2.

ethan109 04/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Mar/13 Lead
soph 19/Oct/12 Lead
with Rocio
phil64 18/Oct/12 2nd

hard for the tall

with tim neill
roberto18 14/Oct/12 Lead β

Great climb with some fantastic top moves, massive fall out zone, and never been E3. Nunn gave it HVS!

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Chi Cheng 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Felt soft for E3, I agrees with the UKC grade of E2

with Beth Howard
beth.westonhoward 07/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead β
JBO 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Didn't like this much, found it too confined and awkward. Some cool moves to get out of the corner though, I think it's well worth E3.

will smith11 02/Sep/12 Lead β
with Twisty
Twisty 02/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Found it much harder to second than when I led it! Think I rushed into the crux!

Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Thinker01 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Yay! First E3! Don't tell me its not E3.....its at least E2.5!

with Becster, Ralph Wilkinson
Cake 26/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Fell off at the crux. Couldn't get it after two tries.

with Howard
shed_hed 21/Jul/12 2nd dog

Couldn't get onto the arete the first time after hanging around too long. Got it second time after a rest.

with Alun Freem
jwpil 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt

So much easier when you know the sequence!

with Ben
pabbage 25/May/12 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead O/S
mark20 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
gordonday 13/Apr/12 TR dnf
with Jack
jwpil 13/Apr/12 Lead dnf
with Gordon
Andy Moles 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant crux section, felt more like E2 than E3 to me.

with Rob
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead RP
hippymagic 13/Mar/12 2nd dnf

Got as far as the roof.

with Pete Barrass, Jessica
ellis 12/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Tom Bridgeland
treg 10/Mar/12 2nd dnf

Tried to second Ben up this, but had nothing left by the time I reached the roof. Managed to get all the gear out anyway.

with Ben
Bruce Houston ?/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
wi11 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt

Glad I led it, even if it was very differently from when I seconded it! Safe as houses

Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
Si dH 06/Nov/11 Lead dnf

Got out to the jug on the arete but didn't have enough left and barn-doored off. Fall was fine. Should be steady when I go back.

with Andy
pie_eater_pete 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Classic stuff, seemed fairly easy apart from the one move out from under the roof. Hard to see how this is given E3 in some guides given the good gear and single hard move but maybe feels different if you fall off?? Glad I didn't look at the photo in the Stanage 2007 guide first as it looks much harder that way?

with Pete aka Dad
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
dmoir 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Gid
gidmord 15/Oct/11 2nd dog
with dmoir
dannyboy83 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
barni 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Bob, Tapper
elCapitano 30/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Bottled it. Fail.

with Courty
nige 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with mark hounslea
Rachel Slater 15/Sep/11 2nd dnf
akhughes 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 24/Jul/11 2nd
with loundsy
natalietanzer 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with nacnud
nacnud 10/Jul/11 Lead
wi11 09/Jul/11 2nd β
with Duncan
w.pettet-smith 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S

good route, bit awkward at the crux. the flake in roof helps a lot.

with jon
thomasadixon 05/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Failed on this due to commitment issues in 10/9. Good climb, nice to get it clean!

with Alan
Reaver2k 05/Jun/11 2nd
Mike_Hayes 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Paul P
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/Jun/11 2nd rpt
morganator 05/May/11 Lead O/S
with Stan Halstead
Hidden 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
nai 10/Apr/11 Lead

fell off last year, no problem today.

with Chris
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
morganator 25/Mar/11 Lead
with Stan Halstead
john lynch 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
GPN 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Kyle Rance 12/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Frank Castillo
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jfane ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Tophe ??/2011 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Lead
Roberto 13/Nov/10 Lead RP
FlorianCastagne 12/Nov/10 Lead β
with Laurence Yernaux
Ahab 07/Nov/10 Lead dog

Fell after crux. Abbed to ground, got yoyo ascent. Great route, now I know crux will get on again.

jonnyboy 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Ben Bransby ?/Nov/10 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 24/Oct/10 2nd dnf
with Nick
JRae 20/Oct/10 2nd
ojp 17/Oct/10 2nd dnf
with Dave
Dave Foster 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Ground up, one fall.

with Si
hilty 16/Oct/10 Lead RP

Took a fall pulled rope got it second go

Hannes B 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Emmsi
Rich Guest 07/Oct/10 Lead

Ground up. Previously failed about 6 years ago and downclimbed stripping gear. Some 'very mixed up' people would refer to that as a retro-onsight, but I don't entertain such nonsense! Was proper goey round the roof. The voice saying, "find some gear and a rest position" vs the one saying "do some hard moves quickly or fall off" :)

Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead
hamish2016 02/Oct/10 Lead
with chris burn
M_W_Court ?/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Sep/10 2nd rpt
peaches69 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S

im havin that as an E3

with sarah
Will Hunt 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S

A hard move.

with Ralph Burden
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
DannyK 24/Jul/10 2nd dog

foot slipped on move through the roof.

with pep
feilx 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ian Lovatt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Bry 06/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Paul
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Sankey 20/Jun/10 2nd dnf
with Luke
cobweb 19/Jun/10 Lead

fab route, there seems to be many waysto do the hard bit!

with martyn hopson
Hidden 18/Jun/10 2nd dnf
Hidden 13/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
morganator 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with James Hall
AJ007 16/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead dog
Chris_barr 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Paul ablitt 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mattyork2 26/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Johnny Richard
Ed Booth 23/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Reached up above the main roof and there was a wet slimey layback hold covered in green oozing moss, hands cold too, so down climbed to floor taking my kit out. Do on a warmer/drier day.

mattish2000 18/Oct/09 Lead β

Pre placed gear upto the roof

with liam
tom.e 01/Oct/09 Lead


Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Twisty 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S

New stanage guide says E3, but the old rockfax one says E2... which is what made me do it! Great gear and a nice sequency crux

with Nigel Stock
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
JPGR ?/Sep/09 2nd
with Frank
chris sm 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Bloody thing......

with Pippa Froggatt
frost 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with N Griffiths
NeilGriffiths 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Simon Frost
max_chan 05/Aug/09 2nd dog

Came off once - knackered from getting gear out. Not sure I would have done it clean anyway though.

with Chris
Hidden 23/Jul/09 2nd dog
Stig 16/Jul/09 Lead

Rested on first attempt, then done clean from the ground.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Reaver2k 10/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Pretty hard! Almost fell off this, oddly I found the bottom section pretty nails, but then the move out to the arete seemed massive. I got a cool little toe hook with my right foot, reached onto the good crimp under the roof, and then swang up and left to the arete grasping the good hold on it, then its all over once you've handled the barn-door. Don't think I'd dare do that move on lead, although I couldn't see any other way for someone of my size.

with Michael Watson
Dan 85 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Managed to avoid/miss all holds on flake under roof. All over once reached arête.

with Rich
Hidden 06/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Woodiee 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

stiff e2 5c - gets e3 in rockfax (description above is for e3) - wanted to do this route since 1st time at stanage where VDiff's were scary - glad i waited! - amazing arete moves!! well chuffed with this clean o/s tick

with Polly Harmer
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
datoon 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with K
Alex Mason 04/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Savage, got very pumped on laat moves, just held the jug, quite greasy conditions. Commitment is rewarded.

with Mikey Burton
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Brian
Andrew Barker ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Ground up - fell off the crux due to numb arms on a cold day.

with Chunk
will9911 21/Sep/08 Lead dnf
with dave
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead dnf
Mr Wild 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Greg
Brown 11/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
sadams 16/Aug/08 Lead
with Catherine Adams
masa-alpin 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S

My first onsight of Extreme and E3! I didn't intend to do any Extreme today, but somehow I fancied it and did it without much fuss. Memorable.

with Steve (southern England), Terry, Andy Rich
Pixie-Andy 26/Jul/08 2nd dnf

Masa completed his first E3. About 3 of us tried to 2nd this but gave up after multiple falls and plenty of swinging around. Strangely (given Masa's height), we all found passing the 'crux zone', "far to reachy" and the move in between far to powerful! Eventually Masa managed to pull someone else up behind him to retrieve all the gear.

with Masa
Phil Jennings 10/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Nicos 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
IanJackson 18/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Andrew1 06/Feb/08 Lead dnf
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Creep_pea 23/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 23/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Parry
Coel Hellier ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
willackers 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Dan Walker
mark s 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Stig 29/Jul/07 Lead dnf
with Maciek
ksjs 16/Jul/07 Lead dnf

saved by the rain - crux was looking problematic when heavy rain caused me to downclimb. onsight still possible...

with sarah
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 29/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andy Benson
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Skell 12/Sep/06 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 25/May/06 Lead O/S

unlikely and then tenuous feeling moves out to the arete. Juggy and easy once you reach it though.

with Tom
Jus ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Nick Beckett ??/2006 Lead
with various
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
centurion05 ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Dec/05 Lead dnf
lost.arrow 16/Jul/05 2nd

E2 5c in my book.

with Isabelle Membrez
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Daniel Armitage 22/May/04 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Oct/03 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/May/03 2nd O/S
Gus 06/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with ben rouse
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with Viv
martroberts 05/Aug/01 Lead O/S

First E3

CrashMat Rob 24/Jun/01 TR
with Nicky
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/00 Lead rpt

Got my hands wrong on the first try.

Hidden 24/May/00 Lead
CrashMat Rob 04/Mar/00 TR
with Brian, Nicky
Hidden ??/2000 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 26/Jun/99 TR
with Dave, Nicky
CrashMat Rob 05/Jun/99 TR
with Martin Whelan, Nicky
CrashMat Rob 01/Jun/99 Lead β
with Nicky
CrashMat Rob 02/May/99 Lead dnf
with Martin Smith, Nicky
Hidden 21/Sep/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 11/Jul/98 Lead dog
with Nicky
Rich Kirby 03/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Suzy
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 23/Aug/97 Lead dnf

DNF then went on to top rope

with Paul Kerr
Hidden 25/Jan/97 2nd
Jon Read ??/1997 Lead O/S
SR1970 ?/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/96 Lead
WB ??/1996 Lead
with Stu
Chris Ellis ??/1996 2nd

Chris took a fall on this

with Chris Barnes
goi.ashmore 07/May/95 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Billg 25/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Doug Partington
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead


Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/92 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Roget 20/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with jon
sadams 01/Mar/91 Lead
with Kev Mellieu
Stoney Boy 09/Aug/90 Lead O/S
scree ?/Jun/89 -
Rob Davies 03/Jul/88 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 23/May/87 2nd O/S
Dave Musgrove 31/Jan/87 Lead rpt
Mike Owen 13/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Mark Taylor (Fluff)
Bruce Kerr 03/May/86 Lead
with Wills Young, Neville Elstone
keefe 26/Jan/86 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/85 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1985 Lead
with FMC
Andy Nicholson ?/May/84 Lead O/S
with Spike
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
stp 04/Aug/82 Lead

Felt tough back in day. Technical groove followed by goey top.

Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
Rob Davies 28/Apr/80 2nd dnf
with Martin Moran
Mark Kemball 07/Oct/79 Lead
with Mark Brewster
andy gittins ??/1979 -
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 -
with Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg
Dave Musgrove 19/Jun/73 Lead dog

Peg for aid was normal in those days.

with Speedy Smith
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
with CMC Members
clanger ??/1972 -
Hidden 28/Apr/68 2nd
Hidden ??/1967 Lead
mikej 16/Oct/66 Lead
with Keith Gregson
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