Rockfax Description
The parallel-sided crack is best sprinted, passing a big threadable chockstone runner. A short and sweet route that is unfortunately over far too soon. Mild but just a little scary. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit Jamming, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, James' Winter Grit ticklist, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

jon_gill1 19/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Gianluca
mrphilipoldham 01/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Such good laybacking that it seems a shame to stop and place gear. Get yourself up to Wimberry and on Blue Light's Crack if you enjoyed this!

HenryMeier 01/Nov/17 2nd O/S
jimmysdead 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Perpelxing at times but satisfying

Hidden 08/Oct/17 2nd
James Oakes 30/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Georgie25 16/Jul/17 2nd

Felt hard!! Needed a rest.

Fat Andy Heff 05/Jul/17 Lead dog
with Droyd
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
davidalcock 24/Jun/17 2nd

First climbing since my shoulder op. Weak as a kitten! My partner kindly placed his new shiny cam four inches out of reach.

mapperley samurai 24/Jun/17 Lead rpt
scottycrimpsalot89 20/Apr/17 Lead dog

High in the grade. A strong will to survive is essential!

Andy Moles 31/Oct/16 Solo
MrFantastic 22/Oct/16 Solo O/S
eb202 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Awesome laybacking

with Michael
Mike505 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead
D.Russell 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Adam
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
cragtyke 26/Jul/16 2nd

strenuous in places

with Chris
lanky and weak 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead O/S
pearson9596 07/May/16 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 07/May/16 2nd rpt
with OUMC Members
ian d f 07/May/16 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 26/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Flavio
Flavio 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Louishmouis 06/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Neil 25/Aug/15 2nd
Carl Watkins 25/Aug/15 Lead dog
with Neil
Hidden 03/Aug/15 2nd O/S
tomwright1509 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Budge 26/Jun/15 Lead dnf
with Ade
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S
James Lowe 19/Jan/15 2nd dog
with Sam M
Sam McCarthy 19/Jan/15 Lead G/U
harry_lewis 09/Dec/14 Lead β
with Tom Brown
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Markheighton 11/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Fell off and knocked my ankle! So decided to do easier stuff for today to give it a rest.

Alex_Derbyshire 11/Sep/14 2nd
morganator 17/Jul/14 2nd
soph 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
zadurrani 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S

A nice layback climb

fabricio 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with lee
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/14 TR
Oliver Houston 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Gambit 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
LJC 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with George, Little Ben, Tom
hlegge 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S

first skin loss of 2014 :)

with Aidan Rooney
marconi ??/2014 2nd
with Mackie
davidalcock 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Pleasant, though a bit greasy. Laybacked over initial bulge, offwidth to stand on chock, then laybacked to top.

mapperley samurai 15/Dec/13 2nd
feilx 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Froud
Jackwd 01/Sep/13 Lead dog

Tried it the Offwidth way and the Layback way, ended up doing a bit of both. Managed to climb it clean from the chockstone. Should have started from the very bottom to get it clean.

charley 01/Sep/13 2nd RP

Tried this on the "crack school". Pete & Tom tried getting us up with our left side in the crack, didn't manage to topout though. This time I went up facing the other way. Really pleased with my ascent. Offwidth most of it with one quick layback near the top. Also wore my trainers which I think helped with the heel and toe jams

with JackD
MPSBunny 14/Jul/13 Lead

Watched someone cruise it then jumped on with a fair smattering of doubt. Faffed about for a bit then moved up to the break threw in my red cam then promptly down climbed to the chockstone. Had a quick breather then blasted to the top, arm barred, placed my yellow cam and finally topped out.

DeanWilsonn 08/Jul/13 TR RP

Good climb. Tricky in some parts.

DavidPC 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S

As offwidth... what's a layback?

Hexman 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Climbed by thrashing up the offwidth rather than elegant laybacking

with Rich I
Bisteris 08/Jun/13 TR dog
with Rhys Jenkins
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Cake 04/May/13 2nd rpt
dominic lee 15/Apr/13 Solo
Brannock ??/2013 2nd O/S
MJS ??/2013 -
ash longreach ?/Oct/12 Lead
Webster 08/Sep/12 2nd

wanted to lead it as it is my namesake, but out psyced myself. watched someone lead it as a layback extreamly gracefully and asked to second. couldnt get established in the layback and groveled my way up the offwidth instead. now that i know the break takes a cam i shall have to lead it next time.

Olli-C 08/Sep/12 Lead β
Rachel Slater 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Climbed in a swift layback. Easier than it looked.

deacondeacon 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

much more enjoyable than it looks. Offwidthed to the horizontal break, placed some gear then laybacked the rest. Quality.

Haydn Jones 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with deacon
benkelsey 25/May/12 Lead

to practice offwidthing. sweaty dripping mess (me and it by the end)

franhammond92 24/May/12 2nd
Hidden 21/May/12 2nd
chrisbussell 21/May/12 Lead
with Laurence King
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/12 TR rpt
Morwood 22/Mar/12 Lead RP

with sling shot traverse start. Didn't read the guide properly and thought sling shot was just david with the traverse start so i missed out the hand traverse in the break. Still a good climb though, will go back and tick sling shot.

Hidden 14/Jan/12 TR RP
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
davebonner ??/2012 -

Superb friction.

Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Solo O/S
MontyH 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mandy hobbs
Ewano 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Joel Brown
eel 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S
allyrocke 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Wastnedge, Phil Jennings
metal arms 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mhawk 30/May/11 TR O/S
with Paul Martin
Pete Nugent 03/May/11 Lead rpt

Seduced by technology...after my forlorn efforts earlier today on Embankment 3 & Bond St we should have just bumbled around on VD/S/easy VS. However, I had been carrying around 3 mega cams (courtesy of Shad) alll day. As both MN & I had done before (Mike as solo in 1976!) and with a Camalot 6 for additional protection what could go wrong? The C6 protected the moves over the initial bulge but it took a while to get off the ground! Eventally, I threaded the chockstone & moved the C6 above it to protect the upper layback. What a torrid time I had. Eventually topped out, totally wasted. Placed C 0.75 (I think)in the next break and a C2 to protect the finishing moves. Off to the Millstone for some R&R!!!

Hidden 03/May/11 2nd
philboy 25/Apr/11 Lead dnf
BennoC 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Brian
Sgt. Vest 21/Mar/11 Solo O/S
sasmojo 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Richard A
Guy Wilson 02/Oct/10 -
with Gavin Moy
gaz_jones 22/Sep/10 TR

good laugh, left arm pumped as hell.

jack89 22/Sep/10 Lead dog

Good climb indeed. Felt hard putting in gear so had a rest! One to return to Sprint.

gordonday 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
jwpil 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Gordon
Jamesb55 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
geddicakes 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nails if you don't layback to the first break!

with Fraser
Hidden 07/Aug/10 2nd
Mr. K 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
FlorianCastagne ?/Aug/10 Lead β
with Nathan Rosenfeld
Hidden 27/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/10 2nd
Cake 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
psychomansam 12/Jun/10 Lead
Pete Scott 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Jimbo
Jonathan Hall 31/May/10 Lead
Hidden 29/May/10 TR dog
morganator 24/May/10 Solo
radioactivekid 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Katherine, Kyya
Ketu 04/May/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 04/May/10 Lead rpt

ACE, planed to put some gear in in the mid way break but just lay-backed for glory and it was so much better for it, just over too soon, the best lay-backing I've done in a while!!!!!

with Rob
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead
davidwright 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
david morse 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

With slingshot start

with rampant
Hidden 17/Apr/10 TR O/S
Nick Taylor 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
RM199 ??/2010 2nd O/S
disturbed_one51 30/Oct/09 Lead
MRichardson ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S
richardhopton 23/Aug/09 Lead
with Matt Thombs
Pilch 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Graham
highrepute 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 31/May/09 Lead O/S

Turned out to be harder than expected to place gear in the break at 3/4 height so I just kept going - felt a bit bold. Didnt feel soft HVS. The crux is getting established in the layback by the chockstone, whch I thought was worth 5a - maybe I got it wrong.

with Marco
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Skell 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Harald 03/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
darren1 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andrew Doney
al99 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
jw231 01/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Al Benson
alaan 20/Jul/08 Solo
Tez29 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ivan
JLS 06/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
butterworthtom 28/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Naylor
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Teappleby ??/2008 TR
with mum, Sarah, dad
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Solo β
nai 13/Sep/07 Lead
with Tim
tlr 13/Sep/07 2nd
with Pom
Hidden 07/Sep/07 TR O/S
Somerset swede basher 19/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Nick Payne, Lisa, Sarah and Miles
jonnyboy 17/Aug/07 -
Graeme Hammond 10/Aug/07 Lead G/U

fell off first go

with luke, Lauren Foster/Keeler
Apharri ?/May/07 Solo O/S
with Andre Hedger
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd
Dave Bond 09/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with ollie
Nicos 26/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with andy plat
Wayne S ??/2007 -
Andrew Barker ??/2007 -
tatz45 ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
fizzy_elephant 23/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with stu
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
climbingrick 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd rpt
colin milton 20/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Matt and Liam
BoulderMonster 30/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 03/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 02/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Rob Grant ?/May/06 -
with tim marsh
BoulderMonster 02/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with sandstone lads
dannyboy83 ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Kathy Morris
joe_alexander ?/Sep/05 2nd β

Cool, should go and do myself

with Gavin Cytlaw
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 16/May/05 2nd
Ropeboy 02/May/05 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden 30/Apr/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Apr/03 Lead
with Laurie Smith
shoulders 05/Apr/03 Lead
with AL
Hidden ?/Jan/03 Lead
Mark Stevenson 06/Oct/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead
adamwesthead 28/May/01 Lead O/S
with Hoult
adamwesthead 04/May/00 2nd O/S
with Wallis
Monk ??/2000 -
Peakpdr ??/2000 -
ajc 09/Jul/99 2nd O/S
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
IanD353 ?/Apr/92 Lead O/S
Roget 05/Jul/91 Solo O/S
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 19/May/89 Solo
Stoney Boy 12/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Martin Heath
ukb & bmc shark 18/Nov/86 Solo O/S
stp 06/Nov/83 Solo O/S
Mike C 04/Oct/80 2nd
Brian Wilderspin 04/Oct/80 Lead O/S
with Mike C
Neil McA 09/Mar/80 2nd
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Mark Kemball 08/Dec/79 Solo
Andy Say 01/Aug/79 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/76 Solo O/S
rogerskews ??/1975 Solo
Dave Musgrove 28/Jul/74 -
andy gittins ??/1972 -
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 24/Apr/70 Lead dnf
with Mike Browne
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