Rockfax Description
A two-move-wonder starting right of First Crack. It has small holds and the odd useful pocket. Low in the grade but a bit bold. © Rockfax

FA. John Parkin 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

Hidden 14/Sep/17 Solo
Mark Loveday 13/Aug/17 TR O/S
keitht 12/Aug/17 Solo
Jeremy Wilton 16/Jul/17 TR dnf
Hidden 24/May/17 Solo O/S
Andypeak 02/May/17 Lead
gaz3212 02/May/17 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 30/Apr/17 Solo rpt
Felix la shat 11/Mar/17 Solo O/S
Jonny Holmes 18/Feb/17 2nd
with Dan hoyle
DannyH001 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
royle883 04/Dec/16 Lead RP

Fell off at crux first go, got it clean second attempt

fuzzysheep01 03/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Found this sketchy - crap gear where it matters and thin crux on green, slimy smears.

MusicalMountaineer 03/Dec/16 2nd

Chucked myself off, large one! Crap route too!

with Joe
evans859 15/Oct/16 TR β

Backed off after an attempted lead as gear was crap. Later climbed on top rope. Must return for the lead!

with Araceli Guillamon Reverte
Flavio 02/Oct/16 Solo O/S
will_benfold 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
91dave 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/16 TR O/S
alan.phobos 14/Aug/16 TR RP
with Dave C
Capricorn One 09/Aug/16 Lead β
with JasonK
JasonK 09/Aug/16 2nd
with Greg
Hidden 26/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/16 TR
Hidden 23/Jul/16 TR
James Oakes 06/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 19/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/16 TR β
Hidden 10/Apr/16 TR O/S
Matt Shepherd 25/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S
StuartCJones 12/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Fred Henry ?/Jan/16 2nd
with EHenry
mattwomersley ??/2016 -
EHenry ??/2016 Lead
with Aleks Domanski, Fred
Hidden 20/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 16/Nov/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Hidden 01/Nov/15 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/15 TR dog
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
MDR61 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Ben
Matt Groom 11/Aug/15 Solo
charvey 15/Jul/15 Solo dnf

Got through the first few metre until I was layback the flake, and trying to work out the next move. While shifting about my foot popped; I held on but I was rattled and escaped into first crack. Maybe I'll come back once the weather's cooler.

pebbles 30/May/15 Lead dnf

gear placement for the crux is now very worn, making protection for the crux unreliable. Second crux move is very reachy - bit of a sandbag for the short. Landing nasty. (said with feeling)

with Alex smith
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/May/15 Sent β
Hidden 02/May/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead RP
Calum Wadsworth 20/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with micki
MSchobitz 20/Apr/15 Solo O/S
amccann 10/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead G/U
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 05/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/14 TR
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd dog
markK6 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Great climb, though I had to have a word with myself before committing to the crux flakes, good holds for topout.

with Simon
charley 22/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Spenser
spenser 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Cracking little route, having a rope on didn't have much point mind, the gear for the hard bit was rubbish! First Grit HVS.

with Charley
benlatham07 31/Aug/14 TR O/S
JasonK 27/Jul/14 Lead
deacondeacon 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S


Durkules 17/Jul/14 2nd
Nick1812P 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
daviesp2 31/May/14 2nd
with Tom
freemanTom 31/May/14 Lead
with Paul Davies
WillDoyle 30/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead
adam clarke 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Delicate crux protected tenuously by #5 (?) brass offset - wouldn't have wanted to test it! Strong cross wind hampered balance and made the short lived crux feel quite tricky

with Adam Lynch
rurp ??/2014 Lead O/S

alien in pocket one move long stretch to high pocket. 5b/c boulder problem

Hidden 20/Dec/13 Solo
RosieLynch 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
john lynch 16/Nov/13 Lead
with rosie, Ant King
aking12 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Dave 88 10/Oct/13 Solo dnf

Fell off the crux of this. Somehow unhurt but not much fun!

Ben1983 06/Oct/13 Solo β
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Mowglee 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ali
rocktigger 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Clare
Ron 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Scott
Jack.Beech 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Very nasty, decked out from the crux. Gear ripped from the crux. Moves quite nice but I'm one lucky guy. Awful landing.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Nordie_matt 05/Jun/13 2nd
Joey C 05/Jun/13 2nd
with Irish Matt, Matt Stevens
Hidden 25/May/13 TR
Hidden 28/Feb/13 Solo O/S
john lynch 02/Feb/13 Solo rpt
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Carter 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 20/Oct/12 Lead
with H washbrook
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
al jackson ?/Oct/12 Solo
loco wilko ?/Aug/12 Lead
howden82 28/Jul/12 TR
rkipling 28/Jul/12 TR O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 23/Jul/12 2nd
Mike_Hayes 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
joemallia 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
John Lewis 24/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Maureen
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead O/S
tradguy 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with Ben Knudson, Rob Munday
stefie c 02/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 06/Nov/11 Lead
lozowen 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Skell 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

one okay nut placement near crux.

with Gary
eel 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 13/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Erica
erica 13/Aug/11 2nd
with John
jac.c123 10/Jul/11 2nd
with Alister, andyc123
beckywinn 26/Jun/11 2nd
thomasadixon 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ade, Wael, Ian
chrisbussell 10/May/11 Lead O/S

Pretty steady for HVS, but nice climbing which makes you think a little.

with Debbie Porter
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
Julie Carroll 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul Williams
gcandlin 19/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Adam stapleton
adstapleton 19/Mar/11 2nd
mtempest 06/Mar/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 06/Mar/11 2nd

Leading this requires faith in a micro-wire.

Jim Malo 13/Nov/10 Lead dnf
with Barry
Tony Holdsworth 20/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Decided not to lead after looking at the crux move

with Guido
Hidden 20/Oct/10 -
Goody 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Jane Mellor, Suzie Hughes
max_chan 17/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Phil PCC
Just-James 07/Oct/10 TR
ffdalton 02/Oct/10 Lead
with Dean Dalton
julian allen 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 23/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Guest
parksy986 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with chris dovey
Hidden 30/Aug/10 TR O/S
r@bag 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Payne, Bernie
Hidden 21/Aug/10 2nd
nai 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Bradbury 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
shed_hed 31/Jul/10 Lead β

Attempted this previously on lead and top rope and just couldn't do the moves so it was nice to come back and make a clean ascent with no trouble after a good days climbing!

eel 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mattorford 22/May/10 Lead
mic_b 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 17/Apr/10 Lead
Graeme Hammond 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

My wires didn't seem to sit in the crack, not that I tried very hard so climbed without any gear to the big pocket, Ok route but nothing special

with Ian
gibbo38 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with martin
Mr Sparkle 08/Apr/10 Solo O/S
MJP 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S
davidwright 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with MJP
cpoad 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Jon W
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
tom ??/2010 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Whitty2012 19/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 26/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
Monkey_Alan 20/Sep/09 Lead dog

First grit HVS attempt. Had to rest on the one piece of marginal gear, which came out as I was pulling up the jugs afterwards.

Bob M 17/Sep/09 Lead
shed_hed 23/Aug/09 Lead dnf
phja 23/Aug/09 TR RP
with darren
simonp ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
maybe_si 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 24/May/09 TR
with Charley
charley 24/May/09 TR O/S
with Kev
Hidden 03/May/09 TR
Hidden 25/Apr/09 TR RP
markburgin83 25/Apr/09 TR
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead β
fatbuoybazza 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 08/Apr/09 Lead β

climbed on top rope before leading.Decent wire in a crack/pocket protects the crux moves up to the right to gain centre of wall, then a long reach for a big pocket.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 08/Apr/09 TR RP

failed on first attempt clean after watching dad do it nice route-small flake on right good enough to balance up to huge juggy pockets

with Dad
Ollie B 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Solo
Somerset swede basher 10/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
paul birch ??/2009 -
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
jsrous ??/2009 Lead dog
with HPC
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
MJS ??/2009 -
Diggler 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
RCrockford 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Mark D
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Mark Dennison 24/Jun/08 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Bruce Kerr 24/May/08 Lead
Hidden 13/May/08 TR O/S
Hidden 13/May/08 TR O/S
john lynch 28/Feb/08 TR
with Bo Robertson
BenJacobs 08/Feb/08 Lead dog
with Luke
Hidden 08/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
sadams 16/Nov/07 Solo
with Catherine Adams
frankcp87 09/Nov/07 Lead dnf

Didn't have the conviction on the crux and backed of...

with Jon Rous
frankcp87 06/Nov/07 TR O/S

might have a go at this on a lead, when its not dark, cold and windy....

with Jon Rous
stooby 04/Nov/07 2nd dog
with Charlie
erinbastian 14/Oct/07 TR
Hidden 14/Oct/07 TR
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd
dfbpdave 09/Sep/07 TR dog

One fall after starting too far right. Clean on first attempt at first line. Lead next time.

adam carless 25/Aug/07 Lead rpt

Did the proper route this time, starting in the crack on the left. Slightly less worrying with a bit of decent gear.

with Adrian
HimTiggins 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
Jacob Ram 11/Jun/07 TR
with elisa best
Mark_RMC 10/Jun/07 Lead

From the ground we knew this would be a project. The last half of the slab requires an incredibly balancy rock over with no decent hand-holds, and then some very delicate footwork. Hard for the grade, and it took me a number of attempts to get the lead. I felt better after both Claire & Richard Battersby lobbed on the second! Putting a poor number 1 nut in a small hold probably didn't help.

with Claire Smart
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd
The Boy Riley 15/Apr/07 Lead
Monk 15/Apr/07 Solo
with Matt B, Kylie, Mandy, Sam
FrankW 14/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Jane T
mikej 05/Apr/07 TR
with Rick Naylor
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Shaun
adam carless 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S

found it a very worrying route, didn't use the left hand crack for gear though, and missed the first pocket.

Wayne S ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rjukan ??/2007 Lead O/S
with George E
Scott N ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Oddjob 16/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Brown ?/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Henry
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead dnf
Col Allott 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Alex Sturrock
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/May/06 2nd
max_chan 28/May/06 Lead
with Lou
Hidden 06/May/06 Solo
Paz 15/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
nige pacer 20/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/05 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/May/05 Solo O/S
Rampikino 10/Apr/05 Lead
with Rob Wilson
Alex Mason ?/Jan/05 Lead

cant remember it

with keith poskitt, rob lonsdale, andy g
Hidden 11/Jul/04 Lead
leon ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Tim W 03/May/04 2nd rpt
with Mark Eaton, Darren Miller
darren1 03/May/04 -
Mark A Humphries 06/Feb/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 07/Dec/03 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/03 2nd RP
Mark Stevenson 31/May/03 Solo O/S
Neil Curtis 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Alan Barnes
loonyclimber ?/Mar/03 Lead
Monk ??/2003 Lead O/S
John Lisle 17/Aug/02 Lead
with NW
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 07/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Rebecca
Hidden 08/Dec/01 Lead
RussB 22/Oct/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/00 Lead O/S
phardman 29/May/00 Lead O/S
with Teresa
cem 14/May/00 Lead O/S
with Mladen
Laramadness 27/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Matt Lawson
tlr ??/2000 Solo
FrankW 02/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with Alex F
r0b 09/May/99 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/98 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/98 TR
stokienomad 14/Jun/98 Lead
with Dave Mountford
Martin Bennett 07/Jun/98 -
with MT
Hidden 10/May/98 Lead dnf
Tim W 12/Apr/98 Lead RP
with Pete Apps
ellie macpherson 07/Feb/98 2nd

not too cold

with Ian Holmes
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
martroberts 27/Jul/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/97 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/97 Lead O/S
Phil West 08/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
BlueJohn 20/Apr/96 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Alan Nuttall
The Reaper 07/May/95 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 07/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/95 Lead O/S
cragspud ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
Phil1967 ?/Aug/94 TR
with Ed
Podling ?/Jun/94 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/93 Solo
Hidden 04/Oct/93 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/93 Solo
Mick King 15/Mar/93 Solo
roncaves 13/Mar/93 Lead
with James Thomas
andrewbooth1000 ??/1993 TR dog
with Bruv
IanD353 ?/Sep/92 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/92 Lead
NickJH ??/1992 -
Roget 26/Dec/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1991 Solo
Iain Thow 06/May/89 Lead

On LH side of slab. Also top roped a direct version

with Paul Whatley, Steve di Ponio
babymoac 01/May/89 2nd
with MTW & Howard
goi.ashmore 30/Jun/88 Solo β
Chris Ellis 19/Jun/88 2nd
with Dave Battye
Hidden 25/Oct/87 Solo
Andy Say 26/Jul/87 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/87 Solo
John Marsland 26/Oct/86 Solo
Hidden 26/Oct/86 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/Dec/83 Lead
with Chris Jones
Rob Davies 29/Sep/83 Solo

Seemed hard when it was given VS 4b

Anton Eady ??/1983 -
Hidden 14/Nov/82 Solo
Hidden 08/Nov/81 Solo
Hidden 27/Jun/80 Solo
duncan ??/1980 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/79 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1979 Solo
Hidden 05/Nov/78 Lead
Mark Kemball 29/Oct/78 Solo
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