Rockfax Description
An old classic. Finger traverse to the blunt arete from the left, then make a long pull up. © Rockfax

FA. Ed Drummond 1978 15/Jun/1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s.

pie_eater_pete 05/Jan -
joese7en 28/Dec/16 -
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Solo G/U
James Oakes 09/Oct/16 Sent O/S
JoeSimms 29/Aug/16 Sent
Betajunkie 31/Jul/16 Sent
thejunglist 18/Apr/16 Sent x
with Rob
eel 05/Apr/16 Sent x
marcduhig 03/Apr/16 Sent O/S
Marcus B 25/Mar/16 Sent
LBrown 17/Mar/16 -
Andy Moles 16/Mar/16 Sent
The old James turnbull 16/Mar/16 -
Wizzy 28/Feb/16 Sent O/S

Chuffed with flash. Enjoyed it

AlexRenshaw 28/Feb/16 -
SaraAlassam 28/Feb/16 Sent x
with Larry Mobbs, Jules McKim, Alex Renshaw
julesmckim 28/Feb/16 Sent
with Alex Renshaw
lazMo 28/Feb/16 Sent x
samdickensuk 22/Feb/16 Sent x
Keith Swainson 10/Feb/16 Sent x
Hidden 23/Dec/15 Sent
matt.stevenson 23/Dec/15 Sent
Luke Dawson 25/Nov/15 Sent O/S
Dave Turnbull 12/Nov/15 Sent rpt
BillyRidal 31/Oct/15 Sent O/S
Ben_Bullbridge 23/Sep/15 Sent O/S

Superb, great line and brilliant moves

with Dave
Whealiebob 23/Sep/15 Sent x
mrteale 20/Sep/15 Sent x
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Sent
Lloyders 27/Jul/15 Sent
Robin Nichols 09/Jun/15 Sent x

Found it quite bold.

with Jemma
Louishmouis 05/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/15 Sent
simonmills 01/May/15 Sent x
arrang 26/Apr/15 Sent x
with Ben, Paul
Hidden 23/Apr/15 Sent dnf
DavidPC 14/Apr/15 Solo O/S

No pads, solo.

The old James turnbull 11/Apr/15 Sent
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Sent O/S
Matthew Ferrier 04/Nov/14 Sent O/S


with Micki
Scott Anderson 03/Nov/14 Sent x

Had to work this a few times before going for the top, felt scary even with good friction

with Polly
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Sent β
Jody 10/Oct/14 Sent rpt

1st go.

with TobyA
AlexRenshaw 30/Aug/14 Sent
with Thomas Renshaw
KennyGeoghegan 28/Aug/14 Sent
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 01/Jun/14 Solo rpt
boulderholder 16/May/14 Sent x
Hidden 11/May/14 -
EdGS 15/Apr/14 Sent O/S

Felt more like a solo at the top with a poorly placed pad... Very good.

al123 ?/Apr/14 -
gingerwolf 08/Mar/14 Sent O/S
geddicakes 01/Mar/14 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
Hidden 26/Feb/14 Sent dnf
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/Feb/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent x
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent
geddicakes 22/Feb/14 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
adam 24 22/Feb/14 Sent
funsized 02/Feb/14 Sent x
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 -
Don Jebus ??/2014 Sent
JamesTurnbull97 28/Dec/13 Sent O/S
Dave Turnbull 28/Dec/13 Sent
tebs 01/Dec/13 Sent rpt

Still scary

Hidden ?/Oct/13 Sent O/S
Dave Mayes 26/Sep/13 -

Done in the dark... Tricky

with TedT
TedT 26/Sep/13 Sent dnf

One for the winter...

with Davefro
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Sent dnf
Cake 08/Sep/13 Sent O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Sent β
Yong_Welsh 07/Sep/13 Sent O/S
mfisher 18/Aug/13 Sent x
with Neil
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Sent x
Gudge 30/Jul/13 Sent x

Got it 2nd go!

Jake Young 30/Jun/13 Sent x
Gambit 05/May/13 Sent
with OlI, Guiom
Hidden 04/May/13 Sent x
domskezz 03/May/13 Sent
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Solo
dood1 27/Mar/13 Sent x
JakeWShaw 05/Mar/13 Sent x

Tried once a while ago and couldn't manage a move. First time today shame it wasn't strictly a flash.

benkelsey 05/Mar/13 Sent dnf

got to the greasy jug, not enough left in the tank at the end of a long session.

joe1joe1joe2 02/Mar/13 Sent O/S
Kyle Rance 27/Feb/13 Sent O/S
philipjames 12/Jan/13 Sent
paddyisidle ?/Nov/12 Sent β

Good, but not as good as Go West on the other side of the valley. Seems fine at 6a+

Graeme Hammond 27/Oct/12 Sent x
MartinWilliams87 27/Oct/12 Sent x
al123 20/Oct/12 Sent rpt
eazyclimbing 20/Oct/12 Sent
with heather
Ewano 14/Oct/12 Sent x

Pretty hard in my opinion, definitely 6b. Nearly got the direct start but skin wore out after 3/4 tries. Next time...

joe.91 06/Oct/12 Sent

Scared of ankle and far to warm for the grit today

Hidden 03/Oct/12 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 03/Oct/12 Sent x
with loundsy
Somerset swede basher 13/May/12 Sent x

Tried this years ago and couldn't do it. Went first go today.

with Birdo
john lynch 13/May/12 Sent rpt
with jess, hannah, rosie, Ed Austin, Tom, Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Hidden 12/May/12 Sent
james.f.williamson 07/May/12 Sent
catblack 06/May/12 Sent x

Always struggled with this as i couldn't reach the good hold around the arete with my feet on. Threw for it today, feet came off but i caught the hold :-) finish feels high. good to finally do this.

stephenhartley ?/May/12 Sent
al123 21/Apr/12 Sent O/S

really nice

axeman 08/Mar/12 Sent O/S
with michael
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Solo
ambrooker 20/Feb/12 Sent dnf
with Scott, Tom
Nick1812P 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
with Elliott
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent x
markalmack 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
chiverstom 19/Feb/12 Sent x
with Scott, Alice
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Sam Lawson ??/2012 Sent β
admackie ??/2012 -
masonwoods101 01/Dec/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/11 Sent x
gronbech 26/Oct/11 Solo rpt
with Tom
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Sent x
Stone Muppet 26/Sep/11 Sent O/S

Not a nice landing, wouldn't want to fall...

with rich
dmoir 17/Sep/11 Sent
with Ben and Andy
Ben Harper 17/Sep/11 Sent β
andy jennings 17/Sep/11 Sent O/S
remus 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Felt pretty sketchy towards the top. hadnt really warmed up enough and was very keen not to grease off those slopey little holds!

angus ?/Aug/11 -
mtempest 10/Jul/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 20/May/11 Sent
disturbed_one51 11/May/11 Solo
robw007 10/May/11 Solo β
Ricky Rocks 29/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Duck Egg 02/Apr/11 Sent x

Had to work for this!

with Jamie Moss
tuftynick 24/Mar/11 Sent
with ben winston, rich cross
Hidden 24/Mar/11 Sent
Ian Broome 19/Mar/11 Sent rpt
Jonathan Hall 18/Mar/11 Sent
9fingerjon 04/Mar/11 Sent rpt
with Matt G
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Sent rpt
john lynch 03/Feb/11 Sent
with rich, Lewis, Tom, joe grondowski, Lewis Andrew, rich armour
bigdrew 30/Jan/11 Sent
with James
Souljah 30/Jan/11 Sent O/S


with Alister
Sam Carr 29/Jan/11 Solo
i_a_coops 24/Jan/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/11 -
jussyrockstar ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
ollie_e ??/2011 -
dan_o_b ??/2011 Sent x
NeilManley 16/Nov/10 Sent O/S
alaan 06/Nov/10 Sent O/S
tatz45 06/Nov/10 Sent x
with Al Royle, Will Harris
Andrew Barker 04/Oct/10 Solo rpt
with Tom Lyons
nathanlee 19/Sep/10 Sent x
with Dom Lee
dominic lee 19/Sep/10 -

all dark aswell.

Hidden 03/Jul/10 Sent β
tebs 19/May/10 Sent rpt

Enjoyed this again. My lanky wingspan method of bypassing the crimpy match on the traverse is fool proof! The psychological crux is definately the move off the big flatty. Jumped off a couple of times before girding the loins.

with Luke
Hidden 16/May/10 Sent dnf
9fingerjon 15/May/10 Sent x

Used a thumb on the pebble - didn't need to cross hands

with Matt G
tebs 12/May/10 Sent x

took a few goes to gain the arete. found a way to avoid the cross hands sequence with a long reach through. jumped from the jug 1st time i got there, wobbled my way to the top the second time. scary.

Hidden 07/May/10 Sent
geddicakes 27/Apr/10 Solo
with James Restorick
Mr Sparkle 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
TomHaigh 03/Apr/10 Sent O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
migs493 14/Mar/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Sent O/S
mark20 11/Mar/10 Sent x

3rd go

Graeme Hammond 05/Mar/10 Sent rpt

Easy today in colder weather, no cross hands just pulled hard on the pebble.

Ian Broome 20/Feb/10 Sent rpt
with Tom
simon cox 31/Jan/10 Sent
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Solo
joe_alexander 04/Oct/09 Sent x

cross hands?

Hidden 11/Aug/09 Sent
sam8oy 21/Jun/09 Sent x
with Jay
Jeronimo 21/Jun/09 Sent x
with sam8oy
Timo Austino 18/Jun/09 -
jibberingwreck 03/May/09 Solo rpt

Pleased to return and get up it first time.

mustgetstronger 03/May/09 Solo
vertigo 02/May/09 Sent x
loonyclimber 05/Apr/09 Sent O/S

a delecate problem, not really my style but i enjoyed flashing it!

Hidden 05/Apr/09 Sent
Timo Austino 02/Apr/09 Solo
PenJD 30/Mar/09 Sent
jibberingwreck 14/Mar/09 Sent x
with Jon and Marcus
andyebbens 06/Mar/09 Sent
with Steve E
Dan 85 01/Mar/09 Sent O/S
with Pete, Josh, Ollie
mikecopp 25/Feb/09 Solo O/S
jamiev 24/Jan/09 Sent rpt
with Ben and Nick
ukb shark 17/Jan/09 -
with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve
galpinos 04/Jan/09 Sent rpt

First go, felt easy.

steve_biczyk 02/Jan/09 Sent
with Keith Clarke, Andy Wiseman
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x
Hidden 29/Nov/08 Sent
Tez29 29/Nov/08 Sent O/S
kevp 29/Oct/08 -
with Atilla
lowersharpnose 21/Oct/08 Sent

Got it second go. Sometimes I need to drop off a problem to prove to myself that it is safe.

with PeakDJ
Hidden 21/Oct/08 Sent
Gambit 13/May/08 Sent O/S
with Alone
andy gravestock 03/May/08 Sent x

harder than it looks

with twins
Andy Barratt ?/May/08 Solo RP
craig matheson ?/Apr/08 Solo
Alex Mason 06/Mar/08 Sent x

Couldnt keep feet on the big foothold had to cutloose-pop for the jug, hard.

fizzy_elephant ?/Feb/08 Sent x

got blown off the top first time... rediculously windy. nailed it 2nd go.

with Chris Tapscott
timbanton ??/2008 -
nofx ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
hebson ??/2008 -
Lex Wilkinson ??/2008 -
Sidekick ??/2008 Solo
highrepute ??/2008 Sent
Toby ??/2008 -
tom.e 09/Nov/07 Sent x
with Pete
Mark Riley 02/Nov/07 Sent O/S
with Alec
bourney ?/Nov/07 Sent
Marti999 23/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Sent O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Solo rpt
nai 25/Aug/07 Sent rpt
with Rob & Rik
Ian Broome 24/Jul/07 Solo rpt
galpinos 25/May/07 Sent x

Took a few goes to match the slopey crimp. Very warm.

dicky79 06/May/07 Sent dnf
with Pete & Matt
co1ps ?/May/07 Sent O/S
with solo
robman 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Tim
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/07 Sent O/S
JPGR 25/Mar/07 Sent β
with Yvette
dodfoster 11/Mar/07 Solo RP
with jake rogers
hamish2016 11/Mar/07 Sent O/S
Nicos 11/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with christos liaskos
nai ??/2007 Sent
Hidden ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Sent
Birdo ??/2007 -
A Longleat Boulderer 09/Nov/06 Solo

Also got pretty close to doing the direct.

with Oli
Hidden 08/Nov/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Nov/06 -
bigphil 07/Oct/06 Sent rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/06 Sent rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/06 Sent O/S
tumbling wizard 09/Jul/06 Sent x
jamiev 25/Apr/06 Solo rpt
jamiev 19/Apr/06 Sent rpt
dan gibson 11/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with AJ
Joe Costello 18/Feb/06 Sent x
with Liam
Hidden 11/Feb/06 Sent
Boy ??/2006 -
oldmanrivers ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
ldmell ??/2006 -
Peakpdr ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
jamiev 20/Nov/05 Solo
ASchwirtz 09/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Jaytaylor ?/Aug/05 Sent
Hidden ?/May/05 Sent
Hidden ?/May/05 Sent dnf
Hidden 24/Apr/05 Sent x
Ian Broome 20/Mar/05 Sent
Apharri ?/Mar/05 Sent β
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
willackers ??/2005 Sent x
with Rob Napier
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Sent x
Hidden ??/2005 Sent
bigphil 12/Jul/04 Solo
with Toby
Daniel Armitage 30/Dec/03 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Jun/02 Solo
chrishedgehog 27/Mar/02 Solo
Dave Bond ??/2002 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 Solo

Scary: No mat.

Stuart S 25/May/01 Sent x
Monk ??/2001 Sent
Cassidy ??/2001 Sent
RossG123 ??/2001 Sent
Paul Boardman ??/2000 Sent x
JEP ??/2000 -
Hidden 16/Aug/99 Sent
r0b 15/May/99 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
Laramadness 15/Sep/95 Sent x
Andrew Jennings ??/1995 Sent
Hidden 08/Oct/94 Solo
Strong Steve 13/Aug/94 Solo O/S
D Tempest 20/Mar/94 Solo
with Rick
Stoney Boy 16/Jan/94 Solo O/S
steveriley ??/1994 Solo
Roget 17/Oct/92 Solo O/S
with jon
NickJH ?/Sep/92 Solo RP
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Sent O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/90 -
goi.ashmore 25/Jun/88 Solo β
Hidden 25/Oct/87 Sent
Hidden 02/Nov/85 Sent
Hidden 20/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 09/Jul/85 Sent
KRB 27/Jun/85 Solo O/S
sadams 02/Jun/84 Solo
Mark Kemball 12/Jun/83 Solo
Anton Eady ??/1983 -
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