6m.

Rockfax Description
A classic up the faint crack in the slab. Doing it more than once is hard. © Rockfax

FA. Al Rouse 1983

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s, CUMC First Ascents, Burbage North Rockfax Red Circuit, All the boulders

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Jus 2 Jan, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Starting from the left (the proper way), it's hard finicky grit english 6b.
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βeta: Starting from the left (the proper way), it's hard finicky grit english 6b.
Oli 20 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: In my limited experience, i think eng 6b is fair.
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βeta: In my limited experience, i think eng 6b is fair.
Joe Costello 17 Mar, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I reckon font 6b for just the seam either side(just got back from font!) Certainly nowhere close to british tech 6c. Good stuff all the same though.
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βeta: I reckon font 6b for just the seam either side(just got back from font!) Certainly nowhere close to british tech 6c. Good stuff all the same though.
Pythonist 26 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: V5? 6c? Nah. Right-hand slab (again, no arete) goes at V3/4, left hand slab goes at V4. Only starting down left and finishing up right, i.e. diagonally traversing the seam, is vaguely near V4/5, and is hard 6b at most. Probably best to do it on a cool, dry October day before is starts going green.
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βeta: V5? 6c? Nah. Right-hand slab (again, no arete) goes at V3/4, left hand slab goes at V4. Only starting down left and finishing up right, i.e. diagonally traversing the seam, is vaguely near V4/5, and is hard 6b at most. Probably best to do it on a cool, dry October day before is starts going green.
Pythonist 4 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Using the seam right-wards is definitely a very nice 6b. Using the left slab with the seam, however, is far more taxing, but ultimately just as enjoyable. I spent half a day playing with all the different ways up it - but don't consider any of the lines E1...
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βeta: Using the seam right-wards is definitely a very nice 6b. Using the left slab with the seam, however, is far more taxing, but ultimately just as enjoyable. I spent half a day playing with all the different ways up it - but don't consider any of the lines E1...
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Hidden 23 May Sent
Hidden 24 Mar Sent
Benedict Schofield 23 Feb Sent x Feels staggeringly hard until you find the beta, then suddenly it seems perfectly in grade.
with MarleyE, Jack
Feels staggeringly hard until you find the beta, then suddenly it seems perfectly in grade.
with MarleyE, Jack
Hidden 3 Feb Sent rpt
Caspian Johnson 3 Feb Sent x
Hidden 3 Feb Sent x
Droyd 17 Jan Sent dnf I don't want to talk about it
with Gritterati
I don't want to talk about it
with Gritterati
thejunglist 30 Oct, 2018 Sent x bit wet n spicy 1 pad. v good
bit wet n spicy 1 pad. v good
Ian Carr 19 Oct, 2018 Solo
Matthew Ferrier 5 Oct, 2018 Sent O/S Rightly or wrongly stayed right of the crack with RH on pebbles and LH in the crack.
Rightly or wrongly stayed right of the crack with RH on pebbles and LH in the crack.
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 Sent x
snomonkee 8 Apr, 2018 Sent x Scary wet topout, hardest V4 ever
Scary wet topout, hardest V4 ever
rich_hw 8 Apr, 2018 Sent x
Graeme Hammond 5 Apr, 2018 Sent x From the left this time for the more pure tick.
From the left this time for the more pure tick.
harry.morrish 21 Mar, 2018 Sent dnf
AlexMorris 21 Mar, 2018 Sent x Had a play on this a few months ago and didn't get anywhere with it. Went second go this time, strawberries but taller.
Had a play on this a few months ago and didn't get anywhere with it. Went second go this time, strawberries but taller.
Hidden 20 Mar, 2018 Sent rpt
Jwatson 20 Mar, 2018 Sent x
charvey 20 Mar, 2018 Sent dnf
with Remus, Tom Pearson, AlexMorris, Harry Morrish, Jwatson, Tom Appleby, James Oakes, Nick1812P
with Remus, Tom Pearson, AlexMorris, Harry Morrish, Jwatson, Tom Appleby, James Oakes, Nick1812P
MarkNicholasConnor 25 Feb, 2018 Sent rpt
Graeme Hammond 25 Feb, 2018 Sent x
SarahConnor 25 Feb, 2018 Sent x
MarkNicholasConnor 24 Feb, 2018 Sent x
AlexRenshaw 24 Feb, 2018 Sent
with SaraAlassam, Thomas Renshaw
with SaraAlassam, Thomas Renshaw
Jamiewalkerjones 24 Feb, 2018 Sent dnf
Hidden 19 Nov, 2017 Sent
Hidden 1 Aug, 2017 Sent x
Andrew Barker 5 Apr, 2017 Solo rpt Climbed the seam on its left side so as to avoid the big pockets at the start. A bit eliminate but good. Sketchy without pads.
Climbed the seam on its left side so as to avoid the big pockets at the start. A bit eliminate but good. Sketchy without pads.
Andy Moles 26 Oct, 2016 Sent x Finally worked out how to do this in a way that feels about f6b, though I still think it's tricky for that and you want good conditions.
Finally worked out how to do this in a way that feels about f6b, though I still think it's tricky for that and you want good conditions.
Hidden 24 Apr, 2016 Sent rpt
Teappleby 19 Apr, 2016 Sent x Had a play a while ago, first go today. Got quite scared high up with only one pad and no spotters, I was very concerned about the tree stump
Had a play a while ago, first go today. Got quite scared high up with only one pad and no spotters, I was very concerned about the tree stump
bigdrew 14 Feb, 2016 Sent rpt
Dan 85 16 Jan, 2016 Sent x
Hidden 20 Dec, 2015 Sent x
Hidden 20 Dec, 2015 Sent x
Hidden 31 Oct, 2015 Sent x
jonny north 17 Oct, 2015 -
with Pete
with Pete
RKirke 11 Oct, 2015 Sent O/S
morganator 8 Oct, 2015 Solo
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 Sent dnf
Dale Comley 27 Sep, 2015 Sent
Andrew Jennings 28 Jul, 2015 Sent rpt
with Aide Jebb
with Aide Jebb
iainsanderson 26 May, 2015 Sent dnf
Hidden 14 May, 2015 Sent dnf
Hidden 9 May, 2015 Sent dnf
Bernie L 1 May, 2015 Sent x started on right hand side
with John, Aiden
started on right hand side
with John, Aiden
Nick1812P 20 Apr, 2015 Sent rpt happy to get this first go today.
happy to get this first go today.
Macleod 5 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2015 Sent
Hidden 28 Mar, 2015 Sent
siwid 27 Mar, 2015 Sent x
AdrianP 27 Mar, 2015 Sent x
Toby ??, 2015 -
Hidden 9 Nov, 2014 Sent
Gambit 2 Oct, 2014 Sent x Great boulder problem
with drguiom
Great boulder problem
with drguiom
Hidden 19 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 12 Aug, 2014 TR dog
Hidden 12 Aug, 2014 TR
eburki1 4 May, 2014 TR dog
Alex Mason 27 Apr, 2014 Sent x
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG, leepip
with Jemma Powell, Guy VG, leepip
Oliver Branagan 12 Mar, 2014 Sent β pulled up and down stepped a couple of times before topping out the wall using logical seam (L-hand) and arete (R-hand) combo with feet on the wall in-between. Don't know what that makes the problem? Felt really cool and scary top moves.
pulled up and down stepped a couple of times before topping out the wall using logical seam (L-hand) and arete (R-hand) combo with feet on the wall in-between. Don't know what that makes the problem? Felt really cool and scary top moves.
AlexRenshaw 9 Mar, 2014 Solo
with Ted Lister
with Ted Lister
eazyclimbing 8 Mar, 2014 Sent
with stueeeyg, cliffrad
with stueeeyg, cliffrad
gingerwolf 8 Mar, 2014 Sent x
Nick1812P 3 Mar, 2014 Sent x
geddicakes 1 Mar, 2014 Sent
with Jim Brownlow
with Jim Brownlow
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 1 Mar, 2014 Sent rpt
Wil Treasure 2 Feb, 2014 Sent
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2014 -
Hidden 4 Dec, 2013 Sent
john lynch 4 Dec, 2013 Sent O/S
with Joe Holden
with Joe Holden
Patrick Hill 30 Nov, 2013 Sent x
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 Sent
Neil McA 30 Nov, 2013 Solo rpt
with martin cooper, Stan, morganator
with martin cooper, Stan, morganator
morganator 30 Nov, 2013 Solo
James Oakes 23 Nov, 2013 Sent x
with Fragmod
with Fragmod
treg 23 Nov, 2013 Sent dnf
with Dan Osbaldeston, Bird
with Dan Osbaldeston, Bird
sgl0jd 12 Nov, 2013 -
Duck Egg 6 Oct, 2013 Sent x
with Stu
with Stu
Hidden 28 Aug, 2013 Sent
Haydn Jones 22 May, 2013 Solo O/S no pads, never a 6b move.
with the captain
no pads, never a 6b move.
with the captain
M_W_Court 16 May, 2013 Solo
elCapitano 16 May, 2013 Solo
JakeWShaw 5 Mar, 2013 Sent dnf
benkelsey 5 Mar, 2013 Solo dnf half arsed, hot and greasy and all the other excuses in the book.
half arsed, hot and greasy and all the other excuses in the book.
NickHobbs 28 Feb, 2013 Sent β Flash!
with Mikeski, Mirf
Flash!
with Mikeski, Mirf
al123 27 Jan, 2013 Sent Climbed on its left side
Climbed on its left side
Brown ??, 2013 Solo
Hidden 8 Dec, 2012 Sent x
Ben HW 8 Dec, 2012 Sent
Hidden 2 Dec, 2012 Sent dnf
Chris Redding 24 Nov, 2012 Sent dnf
with Tanner
with Tanner
Jonny Nick 10 Nov, 2012 Solo RP brilliant. A real test of faith in friction, boning down on little pebbles keeping your head together.
brilliant. A real test of faith in friction, boning down on little pebbles keeping your head together.
bpclarke ?Nov, 2012 Sent dnf
belay bunny turned bad 7 Oct, 2012 Sent x
Obi-Wan is lost... 6 Oct, 2012 Solo
Mike_Hayes 23 Jul, 2012 Solo no mats this time
no mats this time
dominic lee 3 May, 2012 Solo
with molly
with molly
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 Sent x
markalmack 19 Feb, 2012 Sent O/S
with ctodd
with ctodd
Paul ablitt 4 Feb, 2012 Sent
with Rushy
with Rushy
James Oswald 1 Feb, 2012 Sent x Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
with mark20
Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
with mark20
James Oswald 1 Feb, 2012 Sent Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
Hidden 1 Feb, 2012 Sent β
Hidden 7 Jan, 2012 Solo rpt
petellis 7 Jan, 2012 Sent dnf Looks like it keeps on getting harder and spookier as you go up and I couldn't get my head around the wierdness at the end of the day.
with Pro-Climber Sean, Graeme Hammond, Aly, GrantB, Becky E
Looks like it keeps on getting harder and spookier as you go up and I couldn't get my head around the wierdness at the end of the day.
with Pro-Climber Sean, Graeme Hammond, Aly, GrantB, Becky E
Ewano 16 Oct, 2011 Solo RP Had to try hard to get it. Got it third go though.
Had to try hard to get it. Got it third go though.
Lxaddison 16 Oct, 2011 Solo dnf
with Ewano
with Ewano
Sam Carr ?Oct, 2011 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2011 Sent dnf
Ben Harper 17 Sep, 2011 Solo RP
with dmoir
with dmoir
angus ?Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 21 May, 2011 TR RP
Hidden 14 Mar, 2011 Sent rpt
dmoir 14 Mar, 2011 Sent β
with Oli
with Oli
bigdrew 30 Jan, 2011 Sent
al123 30 Jan, 2011 Solo fun.
fun.
soph ??, 2011 Sent
mark20 12 Dec, 2010 Sent x
Hidden 12 Dec, 2010 Sent β
nathanlee 12 Dec, 2010 Solo O/S V4/5
V4/5
jowgli 24 Nov, 2010 Sent x as a boulder problem
as a boulder problem
thekendo 20 Nov, 2010 Solo β
Chris_barr 20 Nov, 2010 Sent x Frustratingly fell from last move on flash!
with Jon, Tash, Bob
Frustratingly fell from last move on flash!
with Jon, Tash, Bob
alaan 6 Nov, 2010 Sent O/S Just!
Just!
AsleepOnBelay 20 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S Sweet! Very nice climbing, just enough moves. Found the move to the sloper touch and go. Wouldn't have done it if I hadn't met Alan at the crag. Cheers!
with Alan
Sweet! Very nice climbing, just enough moves. Found the move to the sloper touch and go. Wouldn't have done it if I hadn't met Alan at the crag. Cheers!
with Alan
Hidden 7 May, 2010 Sent x
craig naylor 29 Apr, 2010 Solo
DaveFidler 25 Apr, 2010 Sent x
Fergus Cuthill 16 Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2010 Solo RP
Mr Sparkle 15 Apr, 2010 Solo RP
with Chris Taylor
with Chris Taylor
TomHaigh 3 Apr, 2010 Sent O/S
with Phil Parker
with Phil Parker
android 13 Mar, 2010 TR rpt
simon cox 31 Jan, 2010 Sent
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
katyvose1 ??, 2010 -
Daniel Wicks 18 Oct, 2009 Solo rpt
with r@bag
with r@bag
highrepute 14 Jun, 2009 Sent
Si Witcher 3 May, 2009 Solo rpt
Mike_Hayes 21 Mar, 2009 -
UKB Shark 17 Jan, 2009 Sent
with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve
with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve
Ram MkiV 17 Jan, 2009 Sent
with tezzer & stead lord
with tezzer & stead lord
Tez29 17 Jan, 2009 Solo rpt
with Steve & Dan
with Steve & Dan
Hidden 3 Jan, 2009 Solo RP
Hidden ??, 2009 Sent x
kingholmesy ??, 2009 Sent x
tatz45 3 Dec, 2008 Sent x
elCapitano 29 Oct, 2008 Solo RP Awesome problem and psyched to nail it.
with Lauren
Awesome problem and psyched to nail it.
with Lauren
kevp 29 Oct, 2008 -
with Atilla
with Atilla
fizzy_elephant 2 Aug, 2008 Sent x
with Nick Fletcher
with Nick Fletcher
Mike_Hayes ?Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 9 May, 2008 Sent
Creep_pea 17 Feb, 2008 Solo dnf
with Tom & Andre
with Tom & Andre
adam carless 17 Feb, 2008 Sent x Getting stood in the good left dish took quite a few attempts (cunning use of thumbs on crystals), from there it went first go. Felt the same grade as Approach.
Getting stood in the good left dish took quite a few attempts (cunning use of thumbs on crystals), from there it went first go. Felt the same grade as Approach.
mark s ?Jan, 2008 Solo
with martin
with martin
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden ??, 2008 -
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden ??, 2008 -
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
sadams 16 Nov, 2007 Solo
with Catherine Adams
with Catherine Adams
Mark Riley 2 Nov, 2007 Sent
with Alec
with Alec
dannyboy83 12 Oct, 2007 Sent x
nai 18 Sep, 2007 Sent x After working out the bottom moves it took two more visits to muster the courage for the top moves. Beautiful problem.
After working out the bottom moves it took two more visits to muster the courage for the top moves. Beautiful problem.
Ian Broome 29 May, 2007 Solo
Ian Broome 18 May, 2007 Solo
galpinos 17 Mar, 2007 Sent β Knew the sequence. Felt ok. Easy at Font 6b. Lovely problem
Knew the sequence. Felt ok. Easy at Font 6b. Lovely problem
Pythonist 14 Mar, 2007 Sent rpt Bog-standard V4. Excellent little problem.
with Teddington
Bog-standard V4. Excellent little problem.
with Teddington
Hidden 14 Mar, 2007 Solo O/S
Jack Symmons ?Feb, 2007 Solo
with Dave P
with Dave P
Ben1983 14 Jan, 2007 Sent x
Peakpdr ??, 2007 Sent x
Hidden ??, 2007 Solo
derico 2 Dec, 2006 Solo RP
with Jack and Chris
with Jack and Chris
Stuart S 4 Aug, 2006 Sent dnf Too hard in the heat
with lyons
Too hard in the heat
with lyons
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 5 May, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2006 Solo RP
Tobias at Home 19 Feb, 2006 Sent x
Joe Costello 18 Feb, 2006 Sent x Easy when its dry!
with Liam
Easy when its dry!
with Liam
Garan 20 Jan, 2006 Sent x Really cold hands!! V5/V6 Font 6c+
with Nicolas Ecoffet
Really cold hands!! V5/V6 Font 6c+
with Nicolas Ecoffet
Boy ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Andrew Jennings 20 May, 2005 Sent
with Wainy
with Wainy
Hidden ?May, 2005 Solo
Hidden 19 Feb, 2005 Solo
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2005 Sent x
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Andrew Barker ??, 2004 Sent x
Ropeboy 7 Dec, 2003 Solo
Hidden ?Feb, 2003 Solo
Roget 3 Nov, 2001 Solo O/S
Carl Smethurst 2 Sep, 2001 2nd
with Ian Pickles
with Ian Pickles
richsmithinbristol 10 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
Cassidy ??, 2001 -
tuftynick ??, 2000 Solo
Hidden 12 Mar, 1995 Solo O/S
jfletcher 29 Aug, 1992 Solo
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1992 -
craig h ??, 1990 Solo O/S
Stoney Boy 16 Apr, 1989 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 10 Mar, 1989 Solo RP
AlexRenshaw 30 Dec, 1988 Solo
with Tom Lewis, Tim Raffle
with Tom Lewis, Tim Raffle
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High f6B+
Mid f6B+
Low f6B+
High f6B
Mid f6B
Low f6B
High f6A+
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Style of ascent
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Redpoint
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