Rockfax Description
Pull awkwardly up the rib to the roof then climb the face above, starting with a long reach, then easing. © Rockfax

FA. Keith Sharples 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Andy Moles 26/Oct/16 Solo
GeorgiePorgie1 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 02/Sep/16 2nd
JasonK 09/Aug/16 Lead

After deciding against the windjammer traverse...

with Greg
Capricorn One 09/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with JasonK
Whitters 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Russ, Mike
Hidden 24/May/16 -
Ciderslider 22/May/16 2nd O/S
ciderspider 22/May/16 2nd O/S
charley 22/May/16 Lead rpt
with Ian, Mark
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead
Harri777 15/May/16 2nd
with Nigel
JonesE 11/May/16 TR O/S

Bouldered out the direct start to the adjacent 'Big Chimney Arete', then finished up 'The Rainmaker'. Burly first moves to the easy slab above.

Helen Boothman 05/May/16 2nd
with Andy P
Hidden ?/May/16 -
Isabelle Booker ?/May/16 2nd dog

Felt reachy for me

dom94 23/Apr/16 Solo β

Have done windjammer before

cragsman9000 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Neil
bob_cbr 17/Apr/16 2nd rpt
madasten 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Nicola, Gaz
John Higgs 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
bendevonport 01/Nov/15 -
jshields 01/Nov/15 Lead


dbottomley ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with lorna
mike8331 27/Sep/15 Lead
BDC 25/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with ed
Mayaculpa 29/Aug/15 2nd
with Howie, Dan, dbm
Dan Vaj 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 2nd dog
mike8331 08/Aug/15 Lead
martinbettridge06 25/Jul/15 Lead
nick ferro 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd
Ian Saxton 25/Jul/15 2nd
with martin, dave
david harvey 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with martin,Ian
Hidden 23/Jul/15 -
tillym 19/Jul/15 2nd
with Reuben
ralphio 15/Jul/15 2nd
with matt
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead
cheeky 19/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Dave Rich
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
asmith37 30/May/15 Lead O/S
RKernan 17/May/15 Lead O/S
with Kyle Stewart, Lisa Davison
ldavison440 17/May/15 2nd
MSchobitz 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with USMC
Hidden 13/May/15 2nd
amccann 27/Apr/15 Lead O/S
benkelsey 27/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead dnf
jonhowson 16/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Great first moves. Was tired and unhappy with gear under the break so backed off. Retrieving the gear suggested it was perhaps better than I had thought...

with Chris
Andy Fielding 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Mike Walton
Aline 12/Oct/14 2nd

There was a bat in the last break just below the top, maybe avoid the climb for a while or be very careful to not disturb the little animal.

with Phil
boulderholder 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Freshers
kyaizawa 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
hodge192 26/Aug/14 2nd O/S
rich_hw 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/14 -
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
helin 08/Jun/14 2nd
with matt
Hidden 30/May/14 TR
WillDoyle 30/Apr/14 Solo
cragsman9000 24/Apr/14 Lead dnf
with Neil
cragsman9000 24/Apr/14 TR β

Toproped after a failed lead attempt.

with Neil
bob_cbr 24/Apr/14 TR rpt

Leave all your big protection at the bottom, and that your small cams!!!

john lynch 19/Jan/14 2nd
with ed luke
Hidden ??/2014 -
scott452 16/Nov/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd
natalio 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S

Hard boulder problem at the beginning of the route, before placing protection. Oskari led brilliantly.

with Oskari
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
vanderz 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Rob Laird 08/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with B Sosin
mr random 08/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
SamJones974 20/Aug/13 TR O/S
with Nathan Missin
dr_botnik 28/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Feels more appropriate at the E1 5a grade the BMC guide suggests...

with deacon
deacondeacon 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Nice and bold!

Hidden 24/Jul/13 -
MichaelConstantinou 13/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Goose4 06/May/13 Lead O/S
gazfellows 05/May/13 Lead

Awsome route. Quite a technical start tho !!

with Nic
kabutsu 04/May/13 2nd
MarkRoe 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/13 2nd O/S
mrginna 03/May/13 Lead O/S
JakeWShaw 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
benkelsey 24/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Another good lead from Jake. Good gear with one odd move.

pie_eater_pete 20/Feb/13 Solo rpt
remus 12/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Felt about the same as windjammer difficulty wise.

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Bruce S 11/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead
Ewano 14/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Very nice; balancy.

Colin Scotchford 14/Oct/12 Lead
thrutch 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Sven
Shauna 05/Oct/12 Lead O/S
monkeyman79 19/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Brook
Hidden 18/Jul/12 2nd
charley 06/May/12 2nd O/S
with JackD
Jackwd 06/May/12 Lead
Oceanic 15/Apr/12 -
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Dave89 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rhian
Alex 74 18/Mar/12 2nd
with Ian c
Olli-C 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead
edmitchell ??/2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
migs493 06/Nov/11 2nd β

Helping Loz on his way to 1000 routes

with LO
Coel Hellier 06/Nov/11 Lead
lozowen 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mike smith
pie_eater_pete 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S
cheeky 19/Sep/11 2nd O/S
mark4344 19/Sep/11 Lead

Committing moves lower down on suspect gear in flared cracks. glad to make it to the top. higher up climbing easier.

with Matt Payne
Matt Cooke 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
Danny Crump 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Lauren Brown
Sebastien Gastaud 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tigertim 25/Aug/11 2nd
tmawer 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jaime Robertson
pete3685 09/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
shaky2 05/Jul/11 2nd
eel 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Brown 04/Jun/11 Lead
with Patty
derico 04/Jun/11 Lead β

Dave had placed a few cams on his lead, pulled ropes and climbed, adding a few more cams on route. Nice climb.

davewsargent 15/May/11 2nd
stevepotter 08/May/11 2nd
with Rob Upton
pmurdy 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Matt H
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
batterj2 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Parry
chrisbrown_023 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
flashpanther 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
GrahamHP 09/Apr/11 TR
andy_e 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adstapleton 19/Mar/11 2nd
gcandlin 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Adam stapleton
fatbuoybazza 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with tom, JD
jaimer 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom, Barry
dan_o_b ??/2011 Lead O/S
nathanlee 18/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Jake Young 19/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/10 Lead
mark20 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Nice route but never E1

Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
disturbed_one51 25/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 20/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Guido
Hidden 20/Oct/10 -
Ollie B 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with M.Sharpe
Hidden 23/Sep/10 Lead O/S
PenJD 04/Sep/10 Lead β
tebs 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
HimTiggins 03/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Bart
HimTiggins 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Myles
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
robbo157 03/Aug/10 Solo
dpmUK 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
teflonpete 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Tom
adam carless 25/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with dpmuk
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 02/Jul/10 Lead
with Will Ward
Stumpyham 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Neil Stabbs
JRae 15/May/10 2nd
odox 15/May/10 Lead β

Thought I was doing the E1 (windjammer) nevermind, still a nice route.

tom144807 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Gambit 06/May/10 Lead O/S
with Barney
Hidden 06/May/10 2nd
climbing_rocks1983 02/May/10 TR O/S
craig naylor 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
McDan 23/Apr/10 2nd
with Craig Naylor
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

First grit HVS.

Nick Taylor 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Wills
London Luke ?/Apr/10 Lead
jkarran 27/Mar/10 2nd

After failing to navigate this 6m route in its entirety the first time around. Slab moves are no harder than the arete, gear's probably a little worse.

with Matt
mattyork2 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
J.Wells 27/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Pown 16/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 16/Feb/10 2nd
RossG ??/2010 -
laurentb ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S

Rested on ledge of big chimney arÍte. Nice climbing but a poor indistinct line.

Hidden ??/2010 Solo O/S
garywong 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd
lithos 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

didn't step left enough, some very thin reaches for me. E1 I thought

with carlos
Hidden 29/Aug/09 2nd
mrtom 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Lim
tigertim 11/Aug/09 2nd
Dave Reeve 11/Aug/09 Lead
Julesthe1st 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Stripp
teflonpete 08/Aug/09 TR O/S

Top roped after Barry led the route next to it. Might lead it in the future although the gear is thin.

with Barry
3kidsandanorton 08/Aug/09 TR
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 01/Jul/09 Lead
with Mike Gilbert
simonp ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Timo Austino 18/Jun/09 -
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Lead
maybe_si 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
NickHobbs 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with JonH
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
JWB 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
ripper 11/Apr/09 Lead

a bit sketchy!

with JWB
Hidden 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
gnc760 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Was fooling around with a cammed hex in the holes down low. It popped out and I nailed my wee back against a pointy rock on the floor. Ouch!

with Rose Williams
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
john lynch 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with ash mckay
catblack ?/Mar/09 2nd
with rob
metal arms 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
mppearson ??/2009 -
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
Whealiebob 22/Nov/08 Lead dnf
with Stee
BigToe 22/Nov/08 2nd
kevp 29/Oct/08 -
with Atilla
Hidden 18/Oct/08 TR
nai 27/Sep/08 Lead
with Tim
tlr 27/Sep/08 2nd
with Pom
Andrew Barker ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Pilch 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Bit of a debate over the exact line. reached up and slightly right,used a cam on the arete, then headed left via pocket to top. A more direct version would be harder and poorly protected.

with Graham and Ed
EdShep 31/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
beeson_paul 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S

soggy gear :(

jl 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Jon
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Solo O/S
bridget143 09/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Brown
Graeme Hammond 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Creeky
Hidden 25/May/08 2nd
Jim Slater 05/May/08 2nd O/S
chiverstom 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
drysori 26/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 20/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/07 TR
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd
beegsyboy 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Wee Mark
btc 26/Aug/07 2nd
with keith daly
stp 20/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 -
Skell ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Horn ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Charles and Liam
Wayne S ??/2007 -
kitkat78 19/Nov/06 2nd
with Nick McK
sasmojo ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Marsh
colin milton 30/Sep/06 2nd
with pep
dpmUK 30/Sep/06 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead
gibbo38 10/Sep/06 2nd
with martin
01wills 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S

hard more like e1

with luke williams
Mr Sparkle 07/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Different Steve 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Mike Bayley
Ram MkiV 27/May/06 Solo O/S

get's E1 in all the guides and deserves it

with Reeve and Alex
Katie Weston 26/Apr/06 2nd O/S

Very Hard for HVS with less than brillant gear by the crux. Finished up the HS arete to the right.

Lex_2004 26/Apr/06 Lead dog
stuart100 16/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Graham
duncan 21/Mar/06 2nd rpt
with Hugo Glover
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Feb/06 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Si dH 14/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Alex Gaastra
Owen W-G 29/May/05 Lead O/S
with Colin & Ado
catt 24/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Toby
Adam Potter 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Scottish78 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Fiona G
SteveM 13/Feb/05 2nd
with Alistair and Kate
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/04 2nd
andybirtwistle 18/Jul/04 -
with Rick Barnes
PhillipG ?/Jul/04 Lead
with Andy
Nicos 31/May/04 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
adam carless ?/Jan/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 -
adam carless ??/2004 2nd O/S

Can't remember if we did this or Windjammer, so guessing at the easier one.

Hidden 07/Dec/03 Lead
duncan 01/Nov/03 Solo O/S
with Hugo Glover
Hidden 19/Oct/03 Lead
Stig 12/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
angleseykayaker 21/Aug/03 Lead
with Paul Griffiths
Hidden 28/Jul/03 TR
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/03 Lead O/S
ellie macpherson 26/May/03 Lead
with Ian Holmes
Hidden 30/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
John Lisle 17/Aug/02 Lead
with NW
John Southworth ?/May/02 Solo O/S
Roget 03/Nov/01 Solo O/S
nige pacer 08/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Podling 10/Jun/01 Lead
kato'sdad 19/Nov/00 TR
RobSimmo 19/Nov/00 TR
cem 08/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with Miles Butteriss
Hidden ?/May/00 TR
Hidden 13/Feb/00 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 31/Aug/98 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 07/Jun/98 -
with MT
martroberts 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Charles Arthur 13/Oct/96 Lead O/S

Like Windjammer (at ?)

with Mark Winfield
Strong Steve 27/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Phil West 08/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
Hammy 15/Jul/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Mick King 15/Mar/93 Solo
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
mik1miller ??/1992 Solo
Chris Reid ??/1992 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 04/Nov/88 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 28/Oct/88 2nd
Andy Say 28/Oct/88 Lead
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