Rockfax Description
Friction climbing on poor pockets with a crux reach near the top. A side-runner on the right lowers the grade a couple of notches. The line here uses the Direct Start to Sunset Slab which makes for a logical and independent route. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1972

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

Hidden 04/Dec/17 -
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Peter Goulding 07/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Pete Naylor
CharlieMack 06/Nov/17 Solo O/S
with Joe Salter
Mark Duncan 26/Oct/17 2nd O/S


Gordon W 26/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Nice climbing and fairly steady but with pretty serious fall potential

Hidden 22/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/17 -
Hidden 01/Sep/17 -
Hidden 01/Sep/17 -
Lukem6 11/Aug/17 TR O/S
with group day
teamvix 10/Aug/17 TR

Just top-roped as last to arrive.

with Mick, Dad
tonanf ?/Aug/17 -
ashtond6 22/Jul/17 2nd
Neil R 01/Jul/17 TR
harry.morrish 26/Jun/17 Lead rpt

no side runner

harry.morrish 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

had a very low siderunner in sunset crack which wouldn't really have done much , was just psychological. enjoyable frictiony slab climbing

lucybradbury 26/Jun/17 Lead
haribotheclimber 17/Jun/17 2nd β
JessWilliams 17/Jun/17 TR
with Kayleigh
Wayne S 15/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/17 -
Ccmilree 03/Jun/17 2nd O/S
justaddpowder 03/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 28/May/17 TR
Hidden 22/May/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/17 TR
Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Mike505 22/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/17 TR O/S
stratandrew 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Great slab climbing, unprotectable at top - have faith in friction

with Nils Elgar
beckycoles 02/Apr/17 2nd
with Si
Si 02/Apr/17 Lead

With a side runner, probably E1,5a but less chance of a broken leg!

spenser 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Lovely route, crux moves felt quite secure.

Hidden 21/Mar/17 -
Hidden 14/Mar/17 -
adam clarke 11/Mar/17 TR rpt

TR solo

Hidden 03/Feb/17 -
greed178 ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 01/Nov/16 -
phil64 26/Oct/16 Lead rpt


with mike cox
Whitmoreaa 22/Oct/16 Lead β
JonesE 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Superb slab climb, easily 2-3 stars, better than Sunset Slab. Done with direct start and no side runners.

with Alex
Hidden 20/Oct/16 -
fuzzysheep01 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Heather Osborne 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Alasdair Dickinson
Hidden 13/Aug/16 TR O/S
Dawlish 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with neil
Ian Saxton 03/Aug/16 2nd
with tony, colk1000, al, martin
Col Kingshott 03/Aug/16 2nd
martinbettridge06 03/Aug/16 2nd
with tt, Ian Saxton, colk1000, Alan parker
Circus 22/Jul/16 TR O/S
with Seren
Hidden 22/Jul/16 TR
wi11 08/Jul/16 Solo O/S
timcedwards 05/Jul/16 2nd
rockman 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S

with side runner

Hidden 21/Jun/16 -
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Ian MK 15/May/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/May/16 -
Hidden 05/May/16 TR
Hidden ?/May/16 -
bwestwood 21/Apr/16 Lead
Wizzy 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 16/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/16 -
Hidden 03/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 02/Apr/16 TR
Hidden 02/Apr/16 TR
MysteriousCeorl 02/Apr/16 TR
joedean 25/Mar/16 Lead
James-m-h 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with joedean
Hidden 20/Mar/16 TR rpt
mrteale 07/Mar/16 Solo O/S

spooky finish.

with amccann
kez1 ?/Mar/16 Lead RP
with rob rendle
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 11/Dec/15 Solo
Piers Harley 14/Nov/15 2nd O/S
with Catherine
Hidden 14/Nov/15 2nd
Katsmiff 14/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Cold day, the Rock was perfect. Easy climbing.

with Piers Harley, Simon Clark
NickJH 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt

With side runner

with S Fenna
Calum Wadsworth 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S

With side runners in sunset crack, HVS 5a, nice moves

with Emma
Big John b 25/Sep/15 TR
with Ed
adam clarke 13/Aug/15 TR
with Si
Hidden 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
TonyF 09/Aug/15 TR
with Judith, David
DaveFidler 09/Aug/15 TR O/S
with Dad
jsmcfarland 07/Aug/15 Solo O/S

Solo onsight. Sketchy sketchy sketchy! But lots of fun :) Great climb - people top-roping shouldn't comment on it being soft, grow a pair.

Pete_Frost 07/Aug/15 Solo rpt


Pete_Frost 11/Jul/15 TR O/S


with David Hayward
dohart 29/Jun/15 TR rpt
with shunt
Hidden 27/Jun/15 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
adamre12 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
db79 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Julesthe1st 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Trailed a rope. Would feel a bit weird not being tied in. Awkward move mid height but not too bad if dialed into the friction. Had seconded it years before

with Ali
jimmysdead 03/Jun/15 TR rpt

considering the lead, need bigger cojones

with Sous (Matt)
MSchobitz 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
Flavio 16/May/15 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 16/May/15 2nd β
with Flavio
Mike Turner 16/May/15 TR
g1m147 10/May/15 Lead

Had a side runner in Sunset crack. HVS / e1 ish.

with Mick.
Gambit 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Giles, Cheryl, Jason, Paula
Hidden 12/Apr/15 Lead β
Hidden 12/Apr/15 Lead β
Nick1812P 11/Apr/15 Solo rpt
with Jake
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Jake Young 11/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Hidden 10/Apr/15 -
Hidden 10/Apr/15 -
Alex 74 07/Apr/15 TR rpt
with Matt Carwardine
youwillfindjimbo 03/Feb/15 Lead G/U
FelixJT ??/2015 2nd
with alex brighton
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Solo
rurp 26/Oct/14 TR rpt

Awesome slab work Emma and Ben.

with emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo O/S
ashtond6 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Great route, lots of topropers claiming its soft!

jshields 19/Oct/14 Solo


Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR O/S
DaveB61 05/Oct/14 Lead
jshields 05/Oct/14 2nd


Gudge 26/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bob Ewen, Jimbo Perkins, Helen B
kirsten 13/Sep/14 2nd
with derek, Mark, Dan Vajzovic
Hidden 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
Dan Vaj 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
with Matt payne
mark4344 13/Sep/14 TR
BenedictIEP 13/Sep/14 TR O/S

Didn't fancy leading this one.

Jam_sandwich 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Alan James - UKC and UKH 03/Sep/14 2nd
jack01 27/Aug/14 Lead RP

great when finally committed

with Luke, lan
Chris Craggs 18/Aug/14 2nd

Nice one - sketchy move past the overlap

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
eburki1 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
pauldrew 03/Aug/14 Lead

With side-runner

with Kevin Sales
j4star 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 30/Jul/14 2nd
Alex 74 28/Jul/14 TR O/S
with Tom Baggott
Hidden 21/Jul/14 -
RKernan 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tprebs 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Conor Cadden
ldavison440 17/Apr/14 2nd
sheelba 15/Apr/14 2nd
saffy 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
cjcuni ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 30/Mar/14 Solo
the power 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Side runner so I claim my hvs tick boom

with rob
Teappleby 24/Mar/14 Solo
with Alex McCann, Calum Harvey
robw007 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead β
Wayne S 16/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd
phildawson 11/Mar/14 Solo β

Went up on the lead but that all important first bit of gear never quite materialised....

Ciaran Mullan 11/Mar/14 2nd β
Hidden 08/Mar/14 TR O/S
mrginna 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/14 2nd O/S
joem 22/Feb/14 TR
with MATTR
Matt88 22/Feb/14 TR
with Joe M
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
mike mo ??/2014 -
phillipwright ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/13 TR
Ram MkiV 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt
with noaks, Guy
Lovelace1967 12/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Good climb

with Mike Thornewill
Matthew Ferrier 04/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Was very stretched out at the overlap - felt about 5b.

amccann 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Just after a spell of rain, made the final smear a little sketchy.

dannyboy83 26/Oct/13 Solo O/S
geoff.comley 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Wasn't happy about committing with the gear where it was. Climbing was sound after that

Hidden 22/Sep/13 -
Ian JL 21/Sep/13 Lead RP
tradguy 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cayteye 21/Sep/13 2nd
with tradguy
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead rpt
elbeanio 07/Sep/13 TR O/S
Phill Mitch 01/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with bleggs
MoWalker3 01/Sep/13 TR O/S


James Oakes 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Finally done after climbing down from crux so many times

Gudge 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Gudge 21/Aug/13 2nd rpt
cem 21/Aug/13 Lead β

Chris led it first. I'd top-roped it 11 years previously but remembered nothing about it. No side-runners.

davebrox 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt
JimboWizbo 18/Aug/13 Lead RP

After top roping. Gibber.

with Beth
pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Hiscox
cathymiller 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Chris Redding 08/Aug/13 Solo RP

All solo attempts, bailed the first go to help a friend stuck on sunset crack, Escaped via top rope the second try. Finally did it third go :D

edmitchell 03/Aug/13 TR O/S
John_Hat 27/Jul/13 Lead β

Once on top-rope, then led it. Hence can't comment on grade. Wouldn't want to fluff the crux though.

with Rachel
jumpingjimminy 27/Jul/13 TR O/S
with John, Rachel
Wayne S 25/Jul/13 -
Hidden 25/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 05/Jul/13 TR

Steady despite the heat.

with Steve Cunnington
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

scary, easy.

MD 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Jo led sunset slab, I followed up this route.

with Jo
Erynsmum 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Mike & Fiona
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Quick practise on second after Maia led Sunset Slab. Soft for E2 as moves felt easy 5a.

with Maia
jt232 18/Jun/13 TR
spidermonkey09 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice, high crux, watch it!

Jack93 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
marclloyd77 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Blake
dr_botnik 27/May/13 Lead rpt

with side runner - HVS

with deacon
Richard P Coates 19/May/13 2nd rpt
georgedunton 19/May/13 Lead O/S
elCapitano 19/May/13 Lead
with Coatesy
jimmysdead 05/May/13 TR rpt
with Blake
al123 24/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Solo O/S
DaveB61 15/Apr/13 Lead
with Krish Dev
sgl0jd 15/Apr/13 Solo
Albachoss 13/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Soft at the grade, bold without the side runners. Good.

Hidden 07/Apr/13 TR
gobey ?/Jan/13 TR O/S

great slabbing , will try the lead on next trip.

with daniel, mick, Paul
Knot-Paul ?/Jan/13 TR dog
with Bob, Mick
Max Lowry ??/2013 Solo
robertmctague ??/2013 Lead β
Andypeak ??/2013 -


Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Phil Layton 18/Nov/12 TR O/S
with Phil Laxton
pastep 11/Nov/12 Lead

Seconded first. Felt more solid on the lead. Lovely moves.

with Tibor
ebf 11/Nov/12 Lead RP

Top roped twice then did it. Nice & easy (for the grade), but you wouldn't want to fall.

minT(HUN) 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Stephenson
Paul Hy 08/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
deacondeacon 08/Nov/12 Lead

Led a couple of weeks ago with a side runner but came back and did it properly today. My conscience is back in balance. :)

Luxulyan 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

With siderunner. Tom soloed in style.

with Tom Murrell
Hidden 27/Oct/12 TR
dr_botnik 27/Oct/12 TR rpt
with Paul, Phil Taylor
the power 27/Oct/12 TR

top rope superstars

Pinky 15/Oct/12 TR O/S
with Ed Booth, alec thomas
Hidden 15/Oct/12 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo RP
Rich Kay 06/Oct/12 TR
Hidden 06/Oct/12 TR O/S
bobpilgrem 29/Sep/12 TR O/S
with Bob/Nic
sting 17/Sep/12 Solo RP

Did it first time on practise, pulled the rope, got pysched and went for it. gritstone of the highest calibre.

Jack.Beech 06/Sep/12 TR

Still Not keen although I will come to lead it soon, side runner of course!

pie_eater_pete 14/Aug/12 Solo O/S
DaveFidler 03/Aug/12 TR O/S

Alice did Sunset Slab.

with Alice
flyinfrenchy 03/Aug/12 2nd O/S
mbradberry2008 03/Aug/12 Lead O/S

not sure of the line, but nonetheless good friction climbing

Graeme Hammond 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Had put this off for ages thinking it would be hard and bold but disappointingly easy and didn't feel bold either. Technically too easy and not sustained enough for E2, a bold HVS/E1 max. Direct start and no side runners.

Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
eel 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
rurp 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

side runners make it hvs 5b/e1 5b. high step smear

Neil R 05/Jun/12 2nd β
with Matty
TrevorWells 21/May/12 TR
Keendan 16/May/12 Solo O/S

One of the first pockets was quite crimp-able which inspired confidence in the 5a move.

Nick1812P 16/May/12 Solo O/S
Theeni 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Sutcliffe
elCapitano 13/May/12 Lead rpt


with Henry
harold walmsley 08/May/12 Lead O/S

With side runners

with Colin Struthers
tradguy 06/May/12 TR O/S
phardman 06/May/12 Lead rpt
with Becks Bibby
Steve Swanborough 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
with Rick Clapham
marcoleptic 20/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 18/Mar/12 TR dog
Jonny M 18/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Nick Pearson
Hidden 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S
djelkin1992 13/Mar/12 TR O/S
Robin Nichols 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Roget 10/Mar/12 TR O/S

Led with side runner

Hidden 27/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 19/Feb/12 TR

One sketchy move.

with Steve Cunnington
david morse 13/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with lole
gingerwolf 08/Jan/12 TR O/S
Double Knee Bar 08/Jan/12 TR O/S
with TomBond
Hidden ??/2012 -
Sam Cooke 12/Nov/11 -
with Jay Conlon
Jay C 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Great climb, taking it as my first E2 onsight

Gambit 12/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with OlI, Barney
rockjedi 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Claire Molloy 30/Oct/11 TR
tuftynick 16/Oct/11 2nd
tdan0504 16/Oct/11 -
with Steve Gaylor, Bartosz Inglot, Bat Casale
Hidden 16/Oct/11 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Oct/11 AltLd
with Tufty
Stevepg 16/Oct/11 TR
with Bat, Bart, Tim
Ed morris 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ewan
Mark Collins 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
with Duncan
dr_botnik 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
Richard P Coates 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
elCapitano 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

With side runner. Felt tough for 5a in the heat wave.

with Coatesy
Olli-C 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 13/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Probably wouldn't have tried this if I'd know it was E2 not E1 like I thought, but it wasn't too bad.

with Bart Harris
Chi Cheng 13/Sep/11 2nd O/S
eel 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
nickmattia 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jonnohodgson1 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with nick mattia
Mark Dennison 06/Aug/11 TR O/S
with Dawn
tonanf ?/Aug/11 -
with Phil L
Hidden 02/Jul/11 TR
lanc23 30/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Maaaan. I assumed the two pockets on the right were off the route. Managed to get my hands into the first pocket on the line at the top, but backed off scared! :s

robman 01/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 TR
Hidden 28/May/11 TR O/S
al123 25/May/11 Solo O/S


andysroom 21/May/11 2nd O/S
davidgent 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Sidekick 14/May/11 Solo O/S
JHiley 11/May/11 TR
mattorford 11/May/11 Lead
alexyoung 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Rach did the slab I slunk off right

with Rachel
John Elliott 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Doug Allen
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
AMarchant 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 16/Apr/11 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Pete Nugent
Pete Nugent 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Neither Tony nor I had done this before. Tony was attracted by the option of side runners if necessary. In the event he led it effortlessly without the need to resort to side runners. E1 5a IMHO

M_W_Court 30/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Lev 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
stefie c 23/Mar/11 2nd
royal 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb. dont really think it deserves an E2, but if it does then it's my first one :D

with rob
RHarding 20/Mar/11 -
with Matt Snell
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Tomber 07/Mar/11 2nd

Followed Tom's lead. A bit precarious but not too hard.

with Tom Frost
TRFrost 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with T. Kimber
Aaron Hauptmann 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Ran up to it as it was getting dark, was alone, maybe not the smartest thing i've ever done. but I knew i could back off onto easier climbs if I needed to.

mwatson ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
DeanD ??/2011 Lead
jfane ??/2011 Solo O/S
Gina_2 ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
DeanD ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
ewanthomson ??/2011 2nd O/S
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
tommytwotone 13/Nov/10 Solo
Woodiee 13/Nov/10 Solo β

actually hard to change my pants....

ollieben 13/Nov/10 Solo
rich.mike 07/Nov/10 TR

I thought I was doing Sunset slab, found this very easy for the grade! Not sure if I'd like to do it on lead though!

David Wynne 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Adam1973 06/Nov/10 Lead rpt
JEP 30/Oct/10 -
Lenny 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 17/Oct/10 TR β
with Leon
charley 16/Oct/10 TR O/S

On the shunt...

with Kev
Tithe Technique 16/Oct/10 TR O/S

With shunt.

Jonathan Hall 15/Oct/10 Lead
oliccm 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Climbed with Lee

J.Wells 02/Oct/10 Solo β

Went halfway up in the afternoon but felt warm and greasy so I traversed off onto sunset slab. Came back at sundown *cough* and it felt easy!

alaan 25/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Lukem6 02/Sep/10 TR rpt
dennis janisse 02/Sep/10 TR
with lm610
Maxim2023 ?/Sep/10 Solo
MorganPreece 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S

in shoes a size to big for me!

John Lewis 29/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Maureen
Zygoticgema 29/Aug/10 TR
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR O/S
KarlH 29/Aug/10 TR
jamsebob 28/Aug/10 2nd
Lukem6 22/Aug/10 TR O/S

first easy E2,

Marti999 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
r@bag 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
bunnikins 31/Jul/10 2nd
with Laurence
Daniel Wicks 31/Jul/10 2nd
John Elliott 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Doug Allen
simeclimb68 10/Jul/10 Solo rpt
Rob Laird 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

First E2 :)

gavster2405 30/Jun/10 Lead
ipegg 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Tony Walentowicz, Rob Laird, Gavin Philips
Katya 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Ben Burns
geddicakes 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 26/Jun/10 Solo rpt
ffdalton 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Pub story

Jack.Beech 16/Jun/10 TR

poor pockets and sweaty hands, not the best

bennevis 03/Jun/10 TR
with Jon
stuartberg 02/Jun/10 TR O/S
MTS 15/May/10 Solo β

Had a bit of beta as some of the upper holds were the same as, or just to the left of, the holds I'd just used padding up the slab next to Sunset Crack.

AndyJBooth 15/May/10 Solo
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo β
hamish2016 14/May/10 Lead O/S
with pete graham
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd O/S
padski ?/May/10 Solo O/S
phja 28/Apr/10 TR O/S
with zoe marshall
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
DuncanR 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Scott Mckenzie
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 TR dog
Milne 15/Apr/10 TR O/S
Nick Taylor 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Wills
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
dishevelled ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Duncan Campbell 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S

cool, spicy crux on smears but its fine.

dodfoster 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Bold feeling but very straightforward

with tommy harrison
migs493 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
ian d f 24/Jan/10 Solo O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
DeanD ??/2010 -
gordonday ??/2010 TR O/S
nathanlee 19/Dec/09 Solo O/S
feilx 31/Oct/09 Solo rpt
with james d
Hidden 21/Oct/09 TR
intotheoutside 21/Oct/09 TR β
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/09 TR
felixthelion 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Tim W 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Aufton 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with James Johnson
jadm2 12/Sep/09 TR
alimckay ?/Sep/09 2nd
with ufton
mlmatt 29/Aug/09 Solo

Did it after failing on another route and was annoyed at myself. Good route, alothough very bold, falling off just isn't an option.

Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead dnf
fatbuoybazza 19/Jul/09 TR O/S
Kirill 18/Jul/09 TR
with Maxime, Gareth
belay bunny turned bad 04/Jul/09 2nd
with loundsy
Reaver2k 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Pretty easy but very run out, Mike put the bomber slider in which people seem to believe doesn't exist. Top moves are a bit precarious but very run out, wouldn't dare lead without the slider which would probably lower it to E1 or HVS?

with Michael Watson
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead β
Michelle_250 ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mike
benkelsey 29/Jun/09 2nd O/S

easy on a top rope but imagine scary to lead

AsleepOnBelay 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

started at the the beginning of Sunset Slab instead, as that route was occupied.

with Brian
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
howhard 12/Jun/09 TR O/S

Very delicate and satisfying.

petegruf 12/Jun/09 TR
with howhard
jsrous 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Oli Burrows, Matt Sharpe
DeanD ?/Jun/09 Lead
davross1986 ?/Jun/09 2nd

dearing lead, good second

Hidden 30/May/09 TR O/S
r.greaves 24/May/09 TR
with Dan Ashfield
Glyn Davidson 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Dan
Dan77 23/May/09 2nd
Martin Brierley 23/May/09 TR dog
will6459 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden 10/May/09 Solo O/S
Stoff ?/May/09 TR
Jayne-Louise 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Wicks
Daniel Wicks 26/Apr/09 Lead
with j-lo
The Mountain Goat 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Nick Payne
Hidden 15/Apr/09 TR
metal arms 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 TR
Daniel Wicks 25/Mar/09 Solo rpt
with Siddle
Ollie B 20/Mar/09 Solo β

was more in the centre of the slab than the pictures added for this climb, assume it still gets the same grade.

Noodles 15/Mar/09 Lead

only led the top bit but that was eneough to get the blood pumping

Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
GPN 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Used a (lowish) siderunner - probably E1

with Annette
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd
Jim Slater 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
with Mic UKC
mic_b 21/Feb/09 Solo rpt
with Jim
Lewis Andrew 30/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with Rich Armour
Robert Besford ??/2009 Solo O/S
with Felix
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Teappleby ??/2009 TR
with mum
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
masa-alpin 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S

With a side-runner (so it should be HVS). I think the line I took was the right of Sundowner, E1. The crucial hold above the half height was just a bit too reachy for me.

with P Luke
Jeronimo 21/Nov/08 Solo O/S


Nicos 02/Nov/08 Solo O/S
Little AndyH 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Misha 11/Oct/08 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/08 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
mshorter 20/Jul/08 -
dashitboarder 20/Jul/08 2nd

With side runners

with Dad
markhilton 20/Jul/08 2nd
datoon 13/Jul/08 Solo O/S
IanJackson 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Adam1973
Adam1973 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 30/May/08 Solo O/S
with Mike Hunt
chiverstom 02/May/08 Solo O/S
alimckay ?/May/08 2nd
with will johnson
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
donkster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

side runner

with ben
cooper leek ?/May/08 2nd O/S
with donk
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/08 TR rpt
with Lafi Fides
Daniel Wicks 09/Mar/08 Lead

Onsighted with one side runner

Phil Jennings 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Rixham, Kieran Smith
Allan Watson 10/Feb/08 Lead

with gear in sunset crack so HVS - I'll do it properly one day!

with Si and Ralph
PanzerHanzler 10/Feb/08 TR O/S
with Pat Holborn
simonw1 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Al and Ralph
Dom Whillans ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
PenJD ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Dan Irving
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Solo
Shauna 11/Dec/07 2nd
MDowson 04/Nov/07 TR
with si litchfield
Woodiee 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
butterworthtom 24/Oct/07 TR O/S
with Roy Prestiwich, Charlie rowatt
Chazz 24/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Tom Butterworth, Roy Prestwich
Chris the Tall 19/Oct/07 Solo rpt

Think I went a little further left than usual - bit scary!

mic_b 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
howlingbaboon 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Scary stuff - My 1st E2. Started getting the disco leg on the top slab after 'the move' so sprinted to the top before I had chance to freak out and fall. Really wouldn't want to fall off this one.

with Ruthy & Chris FitzHugh
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
Luke Brooks 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
SGD 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S

very scary but very good

with Dan Ashfield
Ram MkiV 20/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Ed Booth 09/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Joe Dove 28/Jul/07 2nd
with kev
zcapxa5 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
cmsg 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Bit soft on second, but the runout is sufficiently hair-raising, even from the ground!

with Dave Ross
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Richard Hall 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Sam Kendrick
Hidden 26/May/07 Solo
greg101 26/May/07 Solo
with Ben Amor
climber130887 23/May/07 TR O/S
with ella and claire
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd
seemore 05/May/07 Lead RP
with Andy Hext
maybe_si 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with james
james.f.williamson 03/May/07 2nd
v.jester ?/May/07 Solo O/S
with Lucy, Dave Jesus
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/07 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead RP
reg_measures 27/Jan/07 Solo rpt
A Crook 14/Jan/07 2nd
Tobias at Home 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 14/Jan/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
jonnybull ??/2007 Lead O/S

With side runner I think.

Dom Whillans ??/2007 Lead O/S
mankrambler 04/Nov/06 TR O/S
with Ian Rath
david morse 04/Nov/06 Solo β
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/06 Solo
Rich Guest 12/Oct/06 Solo

Seconded four years previously. Goes very steadily for anyone accustomed to the grade

Hidden 08/Oct/06 Solo O/S
thrutch 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S

i though tthis was easier than the last one but a shorter friend found it quite tough.

with helen
Col Allott 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Cake 21/Aug/06 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Nick F Smith 01/Jul/06 TR
with Andy
Owen W-G 23/Jun/06 Solo O/S

Easier to solo than Motorcade

with Anthony
UndercoverElephant ?/May/06 Lead O/S

A good slab with nothing but the ground to worry about.

with S
Sam and will 10/Apr/06 TR O/S
mikecopp 05/Apr/06 Solo
Somerset swede basher 19/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with Pete Blenkinsop
reg_measures 18/Feb/06 Solo rpt
reg_measures 10/Feb/06 Solo O/S
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with gareth
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Matt
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo O/S
bronsonite 26/Nov/05 Solo O/S
tatz45 ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Amy Illingworth
Dale Berry 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S

Awesome route, hard for the short to get over the bulge onto the upper slab. I'm 5'9 and felt a bit stretched. Benchmark E2 5a and I'd give it 3 stars. Far more worrying than sunset slab.

Hidden 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
arin78 14/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Mark
Dale Berry 06/Aug/05 Lead RP

Lead clean straight off as E2, having previously onsighted with side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead dnf
Dale Berry 05/Jun/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
LankyPaddy 18/May/05 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 14/May/05 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/May/05 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall 02/May/05 Solo
Chris the Tall 02/May/05 Solo
fizzy_elephant ?/May/05 Lead O/S

Felt pretty straight forward.

with Rob Williams
SteveM 16/Apr/05 Lead
with Catt
Dale Berry 10/Apr/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 02/Apr/05 2nd
Dale Berry 19/Mar/05 Lead rpt

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
lisafer ??/2005 -
BruceW ??/2005 Lead O/S

Used HVS side runner

with Becca
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
brownie mike ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
Big Steve ?/Oct/04 TR
BlueJohn 24/Sep/04 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 30/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Mark Stevenson 22/Jul/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead
bigphil 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with Kate & Andy
nmwr ?/Mar/04 Lead RP
feilx ??/2004 -
dan_o_b ??/2004 2nd
samwelli 17/Dec/03 Lead RP
with Reuben Brown
Ben1983 ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Dale Berry 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S

With side runners.

with Claire Berry
Hidden ?/Jul/03 TR
leon ?/Jul/03 Solo O/S

my first e2. was quite into soloing at the time so it felt very very easy. i'd probably bottle it now.

with will shotton
Hidden 03/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead
thetourist 13/Apr/03 TR
Neil Curtis 02/Mar/03 TR O/S
with Andy Goddard
ginger ?/Mar/03 -
Smelly Fox 19/Feb/03 2nd
with Rob Clifton
Duncan I ??/2003 Solo
Jus ??/2003 Solo O/S
cem 17/Nov/02 TR O/S
RussB 15/Sep/02 Lead

HVS version.

with Leigh
Hidden ?/Sep/02 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 29/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Len Cole
snowy owl 01/Jun/02 2nd
akhughes ?/Jun/02 Lead
Mark Stevenson 06/May/02 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 12/Apr/02 2nd O/S
with Chris the Boxer
WRMusall 08/Apr/02 2nd
with Bryan Shenone
mcb ??/2002 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Solo rpt
Gus ??/2002 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Hidden 27/May/01 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/May/01 Lead

Side runner.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 17/Sep/00 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead rpt
nai ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
adam carless ??/2000 TR O/S
with someone from CUMC
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
roncaves 29/Jun/99 2nd
with Gavin Williams
Hidden ?/Jun/99 TR
Hidden 02/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jan/99 2nd
Hidden ??/1999 Solo O/S
cragspud ??/1999 Lead β
NickJH ??/1999 -
Phil West 26/Sep/98 Solo O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Sep/98 Solo β
timreynolds 24/May/98 TR
Hidden 01/May/98 TR
Scott McRae 21/Mar/98 Lead rpt

Lead with siderunner at HVS on 4/94

with Darren Lambert
Adi Hooper ??/1998 Solo
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Paul Boardman ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Mark Johnson
WB ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Hidden 20/Sep/97 2nd O/S
richsmithinbristol 12/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
uphillnow 25/Apr/96 2nd
Charles Arthur 31/Oct/95 Solo O/S

Felt very straightforward.

Hidden 15/Oct/95 Solo O/S
crater 23/Jul/95 TR
Tim Bateman 11/Jun/95 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/95 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 -
Andy Say 06/Nov/94 Solo
WRMusall 10/Jul/94 2nd
with Rick Stanley
Hammy 25/May/94 AltLd
with Pete Robinson
JiveWeasel ?/May/94 TR
Scott McRae ?/Apr/94 Lead O/S

Led at HVS

with Steve Jones
Chris Ellis 26/Sep/93 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
mikej 23/Jun/93 TR
with Mr Shunt
BigHairyIan 03/May/93 Lead O/S

Was HVS 5a in my guide! Has it changed recently, well like in the last 20 years!?

with Stuart Murray
Phil1967 13/Mar/93 TR
with Ed
craig d ??/1993 -
The Reaper 05/Aug/92 TR
Hidden 18/May/92 TR O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
WB ??/1992 -
Jon Read ??/1992 Solo O/S
with Louise B.
jamiev ??/1992 Lead O/S

exact date unknown, but lead this with sumc members - prb adrian /rupert/ tim.

Tony Little 27/Oct/91 Solo O/S
with Sam
Hidden 18/Aug/91 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/91 TR O/S
adi bryant 30/May/91 Lead O/S
roncaves 19/May/91 TR
with Dick Murton
Rob Davies 14/Apr/91 Lead

with side runners

with Mick Moss
Hidden 27/Mar/91 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 Solo
Iain Thow 11/Jul/90 Lead

Solo 27/9/96

with Bill ? (Aston), Pram Singh
NickJH ?/Jun/90 Lead
with D Townsend
Hidden 18/Mar/90 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Mar/90 2nd
with Mick Moss, Brian Hannon
Mal Grey ??/1990 Lead O/S
Raggar ??/1990 2nd
with Steve B
Stoney Boy 05/May/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/89 TR
Hidden ??/1989 -
phardman 09/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Chris Wright 17/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/88 2nd
babymoac 18/Oct/87 TR
goi.ashmore 30/Sep/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/87 Solo
Billg 28/Jul/87 Solo
with Dave Gregory
Hidden 28/Feb/87 Solo
Hidden 02/Nov/86 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Nov/86 TR
Hidden ?/Oct/86 Lead RP
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 Lead
with Paul Dunkley
ukb & bmc shark 05/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/86 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/86 2nd
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden ?/Sep/85 Lead O/S
stp 26/Jun/85 Solo O/S
Richard Weller ?/Jun/85 -
with john sanders
Hidden 17/Mar/85 Lead
sadams 23/Sep/84 TR
with Mark Bonham
sadams 26/Jun/84 Solo
with Pete Herrod
Dave Musgrove 01/Apr/84 -
Hidden 22/Mar/84 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/83 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?/Jun/82 Lead O/S
with Spike
Andy Nicholson ?/May/82 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Feb/82 Lead
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Hidden 17/Jun/81 Lead
John Marsland ?/May/81 TR
johnny20whales 20/Apr/81 TR
tapley 11/Apr/81 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Oct/80 TR
with Rob Kevan
KRB 19/Sep/80 Solo O/S
mark-abz 05/Apr/80 TR
with Mick D
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
nbotting ??/1980 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Hidden 24/Nov/79 TR
Mark Kemball 28/Oct/79 Lead
with Paul Clark
Hammy 02/Sep/79 2nd
with Jonathon Stacey
andy gittins ??/1978 -
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
Chris Terrey ?/Oct/77 Solo
RichardMc 21/Nov/76 TR
with Mike Byles
Hidden 31/Mar/75 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1975 -

Climbed many times over the years, sometimes solo, but it's never E2!

with Bob Millward
Hidden 31/Mar/74 TR
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
mikej 02/May/70 Lead
with E
mikej 20/Jul/69 TR
with John Bickerdike
mikej 09/Mar/68 TR

I tried this route as I had heared that some Manchester guys had done it and named it Sundown.

with Brian Norris
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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