6m.

Rockfax Description
The reachy left arete of the smart slab, with gear in the low break. Hard for the short. A fair intro to harder gritstone aretes. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Hoey 1986

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes

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Sam Doyle 21 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I'd say being tall was a disadvantage as you miss out on a brilliant move up to the flake. You'd have to be pretty unlucky to hit the deck from a fall at the crux. Cheers Dr. Hoey
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βeta: I'd say being tall was a disadvantage as you miss out on a brilliant move up to the flake. You'd have to be pretty unlucky to hit the deck from a fall at the crux. Cheers Dr. Hoey
IOAN D 5 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Is it a route??? yes its a nice problem , shame that it's not longer. grade bout right E3 5b i recon.
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βeta: Is it a route??? yes its a nice problem , shame that it's not longer. grade bout right E3 5b i recon.
match 20 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Downgrade to E3 correct. Trickier for the short, but prob still E3. Lovely route.
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βeta: Downgrade to E3 correct. Trickier for the short, but prob still E3. Lovely route.
Chris the Tall 15 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Long reach is a definate advantage. My first E3 onsight, but I have to admit it only felt like E2 5b.
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βeta: Long reach is a definate advantage. My first E3 onsight, but I have to admit it only felt like E2 5b.
Andy Clarke 25 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I tested the gear & ended up swinging gently to & fro, upside down, about a foot above the ground. A fine sequence of balancey moves, once worked out. But I'll be ticking it in the definitive.
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βeta: I tested the gear & ended up swinging gently to & fro, upside down, about a foot above the ground. A fine sequence of balancey moves, once worked out. But I'll be ticking it in the definitive.
Tom Gilbert 30 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: You must've lost a lot of skin.
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βeta: You must've lost a lot of skin.
mark s 16 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: i soloed it,felt about e2.
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βeta: i soloed it,felt about e2.
Tom Gilbert 16 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The gear will hold you off the ground on the final reach for the flake.
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βeta: The gear will hold you off the ground on the final reach for the flake.
Michael Hood 1 Feb, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: When I did this in the 80s it was graded HVS 4c!!! (I think this was a legacy of Bancroft's Recent Developments) and thinking it felt a little tricky at the grade I found you can place a runner to protect the crux in the diagonal flake (visible in the photo of Luisa onsighting) just to the left of RH Crack. This makes it about E1 5c and you can get it in without going off route or touching (with your hands) any rock off route. Useful to know if you get scared.
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βeta: When I did this in the 80s it was graded HVS 4c!!! (I think this was a legacy of Bancroft's Recent Developments) and thinking it felt a little tricky at the grade I found you can place a runner to protect the crux in the diagonal flake (visible in the photo of Luisa onsighting) just to the left of RH Crack. This makes it about E1 5c and you can get it in without going off route or touching (with your hands) any rock off route. Useful to know if you get scared.
Monk 1 Dec, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: It's all over in a few seconds but what a few seconds! I think this is reach dependant (it wasn't just one move for me!). I found it hard and technical and I don't think the gear is high enough to catch you if you blow the moves to the good holds.
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βeta: It's all over in a few seconds but what a few seconds! I think this is reach dependant (it wasn't just one move for me!). I found it hard and technical and I don't think the gear is high enough to catch you if you blow the moves to the good holds.
Monk 18 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: It gets E4 in the Froggatt guide.
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βeta: It gets E4 in the Froggatt guide.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
JamesRich 25 May TR O/S
with Nick
with Nick
OliverRoss 17 Feb 2nd
Gordon W 17 Feb Lead O/S
pete1993 14 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
franhammond92 14 Apr, 2018 Lead β With a side runner in Right Flake Crack so probably E1.5. Good, fun moves up the slab
With a side runner in Right Flake Crack so probably E1.5. Good, fun moves up the slab
Calum Wadsworth 14 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S With a big can round the arete, placed from on route so seems daft not to. E2 5c with it in.
With a big can round the arete, placed from on route so seems daft not to. E2 5c with it in.
annep11 17 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
bigdrew 25 Mar, 2017 Lead RP Backed off this 06/Apr/15.. Felt E3 to me but it was hot!.
with olly
Backed off this 06/Apr/15.. Felt E3 to me but it was hot!.
with olly
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
Andy Taylor ??, 2017 Lead
Andy Moles 14 Oct, 2016 TR
with James Oswald
with James Oswald
Graeme Hammond 6 Oct, 2016 Lead RP Should have tried O/S but not my style, forgettable.
with samkat
Should have tried O/S but not my style, forgettable.
with samkat
Hidden 6 Oct, 2016 TR dog
Hidden 25 Sep, 2016 TR
Cake 23 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt Points 2, 3, 4
Points 2, 3, 4
bwestwood 21 Apr, 2016 Lead
Cake 10 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 3 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 25 Mar, 2016 TR β
joedean 25 Mar, 2016 -
ianstevens 25 Mar, 2016 Lead G/U Wimped out on the onsight and called for a rope. Completed first time, went back down and inspired by Joe got back on a did it. Soft.
Wimped out on the onsight and called for a rope. Completed first time, went back down and inspired by Joe got back on a did it. Soft.
RM199 22 Sep, 2015 Lead RP Ground up today, but had 2nd a few years ago
Ground up today, but had 2nd a few years ago
bencole ?Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Gambit 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with gilesf, Cheryl, Jason, Paula
with gilesf, Cheryl, Jason, Paula
AsleepOnBelay 11 Apr, 2015 2nd
with ian
with ian
Bloke on a Rope 10 Oct, 2014 Solo O/S Very on-sightable only really one hard move, good route though.
Very on-sightable only really one hard move, good route though.
DaveB61 5 Oct, 2014 2nd
Hidden 5 Oct, 2014 Lead
andy28th 20 Aug, 2014 TR O/S
BRoe 20 Aug, 2014 Solo RP Rather soft, as a result of top roping benign
with Millard, whitehouse_rhys
Rather soft, as a result of top roping benign
with Millard, whitehouse_rhys
jamiev 5 Jun, 2014 TR O/S
with Tim Parkinson
with Tim Parkinson
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 Lead
WillDoyle 30 Mar, 2014 Solo
robw007 17 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S The E grade is probably height dependent - cool moves though.
The E grade is probably height dependent - cool moves though.
ashtond6 15 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Mar, 2014 Lead β
Hidden 9 Mar, 2014 2nd
dan_o_b ?Mar, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 1 Dec, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Rockley 25 Aug, 2013 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 2nd rpt
deacondeacon 9 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Lovely couple of moves.
Lovely couple of moves.
Ethan 23 Feb, 2013 Lead
with Sam Hamer
with Sam Hamer
ashtond6 2 Feb, 2013 Lead dnf
Cake 11 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Nice. Don't see why this is E3. Didn't think it would have deck-out possiblity until it' easy
Nice. Don't see why this is E3. Didn't think it would have deck-out possiblity until it' easy
Hannahjscott 11 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Owen Smith
with Owen Smith
Nick1812P 1 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Jake Young 1 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
thrutch 15 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sven
with Sven
MicheleC ?Mar, 2012 Solo O/S
Ram MkiV 20 Dec, 2011 Solo rpt
disturbed_one51 2 Dec, 2011 Lead
with RM199
with RM199
J.Wells 21 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with mark20
with mark20
tuftynick 16 Oct, 2011 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16 Oct, 2011 AltLd
ewanthomson 16 Oct, 2011 2nd dog
Ed morris 16 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with ewan
with ewan
Hidden 14 Aug, 2011 2nd dog
gavjwp 30 Jul, 2011 TR RP Reachy favours the tall
with Amy
Reachy favours the tall
with Amy
Hidden 24 May, 2011 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 24 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with loundsy
with loundsy
highlux 25 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S all in the feet. quite straightforward... V nice climb.
all in the feet. quite straightforward... V nice climb.
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Lead dnf
adie84 ??, 2011 -
RM199 ??, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Nov, 2010 Lead β
B-bop 26 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S Lovely, delicate smears see you to saftey. Just keep your head!
with Juan
Lovely, delicate smears see you to saftey. Just keep your head!
with Juan
mark20 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
James Oswald 7 Nov, 2010 2nd O/S A scary lead from Mark. An awesome couple of moves. Awesome route. Technical, balancey moves. Brilliant
A scary lead from Mark. An awesome couple of moves. Awesome route. Technical, balancey moves. Brilliant
clintos 24 Oct, 2010 Lead
with jonny green
with jonny green
dominic lee 12 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
nathanlee 12 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Neil McA 10 Oct, 2010 TR O/S
with Andy Perkins
with Andy Perkins
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
chris sm 24 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S Chicken out of the lead.
Chicken out of the lead.
JPGR 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Yvette
with Yvette
Ollie B 15 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with M.Sharpe
with M.Sharpe
sharpie530 15 Mar, 2010 2nd
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
Daniel Wicks 25 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with John, Siddle, Dom, Katharine
with John, Siddle, Dom, Katharine
Somerset swede basher 25 Jul, 2009 Lead β
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
Hidden 26 May, 2009 2nd rpt
jchenoweth 3 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Charlie Jeynes
with Charlie Jeynes
Jez ?May, 2009 Lead O/S
with NJSharp
with NJSharp
GPN 22 Feb, 2009 Lead rpt
with net
with net
Hidden 22 Feb, 2009 2nd
Andrew Barker 22 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S All over in about 10 seconds. Sweet.
with Skippy
All over in about 10 seconds. Sweet.
with Skippy
net 22 Feb, 2009 2nd Made a bit of a mess of the last proper move.
with GPN
Made a bit of a mess of the last proper move.
with GPN
Pete Graham 28 Nov, 2008 Lead
with Luke Porter
with Luke Porter
tom.e 17 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
Hidden 6 Oct, 2008 Solo O/S
tommytwotone 20 Sep, 2008 Lead RP Fell off reaching for the jug, pulled the rope with the cam still in and led it.
with Matt Pidgen
Fell off reaching for the jug, pulled the rope with the cam still in and led it.
with Matt Pidgen
sparkass 20 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
mshorter 20 Jul, 2008 -
Oddjob 20 Jul, 2008 Lead rpt
alaan 13 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jenny
with Jenny
Hidden 20 Jun, 2008 Lead β
lowersharpnose 12 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Short, sweet and possibly safe.
with Danger
Short, sweet and possibly safe.
with Danger
Hidden 4 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Mr Powly 27 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S
with Rjukan
with Rjukan
Rjukan ??, 2008 Lead O/S
with Tom P
with Tom P
Hidden ??, 2008 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 1 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
Dan 85 11 Nov, 2007 2nd dog
with John
with John
nacnud 3 Nov, 2007 Lead
Owen W-G 6 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S My second E3 having had a tip that this was easiest one in peak. All over in less than 2 mins, seemed very straightforward.
with Max
My second E3 having had a tip that this was easiest one in peak. All over in less than 2 mins, seemed very straightforward.
with Max
Hidden 11 Aug, 2007 Lead β
Alex Mason 5 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S good moves with a nevre-racking reach for the flake jug.
good moves with a nevre-racking reach for the flake jug.
v.jester ?Jul, 2007 Lead β
with alex
with alex
jchenoweth 10 Jun, 2007 2nd dog
with Fat Alan
with Fat Alan
Hidden 19 May, 2007 2nd
Nick Taylor 19 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 5 May, 2007 Lead
maybe_si 4 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with james
with james
james.f.williamson 3 May, 2007 2nd
chrisclimber_1986 8 Apr, 2007 2nd dog
with William Kelsall
with William Kelsall
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Oddjob 25 Feb, 2007 2nd β
with Andre
with Andre
Joe Marsh 25 Feb, 2007 2nd β
with Andre
with Andre
Wil Treasure 18 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
ewen 9 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with dave best
with dave best
Hidden 5 Nov, 2006 Solo O/S
Col Allott 13 Oct, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 5 Mar, 2006 Solo O/S
IOAN D 28 Jan, 2006 Lead O/S
with rhys
with rhys
mattwyles1 ??, 2006 Lead Mini epic.
Mini epic.
dan_o_b ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden ??, 2006 -
BruceW ?Nov, 2005 Lead O/S First E3 onsite
with Al. W.
First E3 onsite
with Al. W.
Ram MkiV ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S really good fun leading this route. Had a bit of a wobble and couldn't quite reach flake. thought i was going to have to slap at one stage but sorted right foot out and grasped flake with satisfaction and relative control. memorable chiefly 'cos i nearly muffed it.
with Alex Mason
really good fun leading this route. Had a bit of a wobble and couldn't quite reach flake. thought i was going to have to slap at one stage but sorted right foot out and grasped flake with satisfaction and relative control. memorable chiefly 'cos i nearly muffed it.
with Alex Mason
Chris the Tall 14 May, 2005 Lead O/S First E3 lead. Motivation provided by Sloper saying it was only HVS
with Duncan
First E3 lead. Motivation provided by Sloper saying it was only HVS
with Duncan
fizzy_elephant ?May, 2005 Lead β
with Rob Williams
with Rob Williams
Andy Clarke 23 Jan, 2005 Lead rpt My first E3. Got it 3rd attempt, ground up. Fell off twice, so can vouch for the gear in the break being just enough to prevent serious damage. Weirdly, a guy bouldering nearby who saw me fall introduced himself as a chiropractor and insisted on manipulating the ankle I'd landed awkwardly on. Must have worked as I got it next go! Felt no pain until limping out of The Grouse later after a couple of celebratory pints. Quite a day.
with DaveR
My first E3. Got it 3rd attempt, ground up. Fell off twice, so can vouch for the gear in the break being just enough to prevent serious damage. Weirdly, a guy bouldering nearby who saw me fall introduced himself as a chiropractor and insisted on manipulating the ankle I'd landed awkwardly on. Must have worked as I got it next go! Felt no pain until limping out of The Grouse later after a couple of celebratory pints. Quite a day.
with DaveR
Mr Pink 2 ??, 2005 -
Daniel Armitage 4 Dec, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 8 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Hidden 15 Feb, 2004 Lead O/S
mark s ??, 2004 -
feilx ??, 2004 -
Ropeboy 23 Nov, 2003 Lead
GPN ?Nov, 2003 2nd
Monk ?Nov, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2003 Lead
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers ??, 2003 Lead O/S I've done harder E1's.
I've done harder E1's.
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?Jun, 2002 Lead
Gus ??, 2002 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
with luisa giles
Rock Fairy ?May, 2001 2nd
with david
with david
Hidden 8 Aug, 2000 Lead dnf
Hidden 8 Aug, 2000 Lead RP
Hidden 24 Jun, 2000 Lead RP
Hidden 4 Feb, 2000 TR
Hidden 17 Apr, 1994 -
Dave Pritchard ?Jun, 1992 Lead O/S Did it when it was given HVS 4c in guide, and looking for easy HVS for Girlfriend (now wife) to do.
with Kate Greig
Did it when it was given HVS 4c in guide, and looking for easy HVS for Girlfriend (now wife) to do.
with Kate Greig
Jon Read ?Jan, 1992 Solo RP
with Louise B.
with Louise B.
Michael Hood 27 Mar, 1988 Lead O/S Given HVS 4c at the time!
Given HVS 4c at the time!
mark-abz 1 Sep, 1987 TR
with Andy W
with Andy W
tapley 30 Aug, 1987 2nd
Chris Wright 14 Apr, 1987 Solo O/S
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