Rockfax Description
The soaring arete is the classic hard route of the crag. Relatively easy climbing up the groove in the lower arete (micro-wires), and a worrying move right along the break, gain some much needed gear (cams). Back at the arete, make a desperate move to reach a thin crack on the left (crucial small wire, very hard to place) and sprint up the rest of the arete. Please don't stand on the pebble as there is only half of it left now! Three ropes are normally used to protect the line. © Rockfax

FA. Johnny Woodward 1982

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, 50 of the Best, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, On Peak Rock, Rocksport Top Ten Grit Routes.

Hidden 06/Jan TR dog
Patrick Hill 16/Dec/17 Lead RP
Gus 11/Nov/17 TR

Spicy! Ace route!

FloTilley 21/Jan/17 TR dog
JamesTurnbull97 21/Jan/17 Lead RP

Utterly brilliant! Linked to moves up to and after the pebble as I didn't want to pull on it for fear of splitting, but knew I could do the move so just went for it. One of those leads that felt effortless, managed to get the RP in quite easily.

with Flo
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 26/Oct/16 TR dog

Hard crux with a horrible fall, can see why three ropes are necessary now! Still, what a route...

with Calum Muskett
nathanlee 06/Mar/16 Lead RP

What a classic. Found the top wire hard to place so sacked it off in favour of gunning the top bit. Almost a perfect route.

with Sam Harvie, NDD
NDD 06/Mar/16 Lead RP
with tony stone, sam harvie, nathan
hamer89 17/Jan/15 Lead RP

Beautiful name, beautiful route. The line of the crag and one I've always wanted to climb since first reading the book Extreme Rock. Climbed way back in 1982 by some beast named Woodward. Even today it doesn't get done very often! With out doubt one of my proudest trad leads. Well happy! Lekker as bru. Here's a video of the ascent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk1Alz7sQb8&list=UUeuAwnR0TCqDdsPQOgb0j4w

richiebongo 11/Aug/10 TR dog

This was optimistic.

with Gwen Thomson
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??/1995 TR

several TR's and had it wired, then shit myself on lead when broke a pebble moving up to break & reversed. Wished never TR's, route of this status with gear should be done ground

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