Rockfax Description
The fine arete is increasingly taxing, and stays hard all the way. Usually now climbed above pads at f7A. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
E6 only for a padless onsight. Highball Font 7a these days.

FA. Steve Bancroft (solo) 1976

Ticklists: Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Hidden 14/Jan Solo dnf
B.D.Shah 14/Jan Solo dnf

So high! so very high!

with Remus
Hidden 12/Dec/17 Solo dnf
Tom Pillow 10/Nov/17 Lead RP

Saw some Norwegian wads having a go on top rope. Didn't know what it was but asked for a go anyway. Flash on top rope, worked it out a bit more then... it went dark and we went home. Did it the next day in slight drizzle and high wind. Felt easy when you get your head in gear. Couldn't believe it fucking phyced!!!! Thanks for the support Becca :)

with Cronk
Haydn Jones 25/Oct/17 Solo G/U

2nd go. Should have flashed but got spooked. Oh well

with jayboy
Hidden ??/2017 -
northy1983 31/Dec/16 Sent

I like the odd highball, but even this got my heart racing at the top. 3 stars all the way. Mega

with dom
Hidden 10/Dec/16 Solo O/S
benkelsey 16/Jan/16 Sent x

Pad party. Feels high and precarious right at the top.

Teappleby 22/Nov/15 Sent dnf

So close!! Got to the final hard move and didn't commit to the slap quite enough as I was changing sides of the arete, because of the huge drop! Honestly think it would have gone if it hadn't been for the rain and darkness! Fair play to nick for seeing it off!

Nick1812P 22/Nov/15 Solo G/U

highballed and felt very high! not too hard but never that easy either.

with Tom A
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13/May/15 Solo G/U

After 20 years of bottled attempts! 4 pads.

The old James turnbull 08/Jan/15 Solo

Thought id missed the bus, so we bulit our own. managed to squeeze it in between rain. Cheers to the guys for carrying pads. Mega

C coldwell-storry 04/Jan/15 Sent x

Pads. Be full on without them on the onsite.

with Ryan, B Freeman
Hidden 04/Jan/15 Solo dnf
w.pettet-smith ?/Jan/15 -

With pads and lots of tries, obvs.

Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo G/U
Ram MkiV 29/Dec/14 Sent rpt
nathanlee 29/Dec/14 Solo G/U

With only the 9 pads!

with Crew
Wood for Trees 29/Dec/14 Sent


with A Gritstone Pad Party
Wood for Trees 30/Nov/14 Sent dnf


with A Gritstone Pad Party
NDD 30/Nov/14 Solo G/U
mark20 30/Nov/14 Sent x
MischaHY 30/Nov/14 Solo G/U

Second go - nearly flashed, took the fall from 2/3rds height to calm the nerves. First E6!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 30/Nov/14 Sent

Probably the cruxiest Font 6c+ you'll ever do...

Duncan Campbell 30/Nov/14 Sent dnf

Woah. Was psyched to do Oedipus, and hadn't even given this a thought. Got higher and higher, gaining more confidence as I landed in the pad pool from further up. Eventually stalled out, struggling to commit to the weird barn-door sequence high up. Absolutely mega though and one I'd very much like to go back for. When E6 is V6?

Hidden ??/2014 -
harvie 29/Mar/13 Solo β
Ethan 05/Dec/12 Solo
with Ed, Sam
pipof747 07/Oct/11 Solo RP

No pads.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo
willackers 06/Mar/11 Solo

Ground up above pads. Great fun.

with Ginger Chris
Mike Goldthorp 03/Mar/11 Solo RP

Highballed ground-up with 3 pads, after tryin it without any last year - grateful for them. Makes the establishing part of the crux safe but wouldnt want to fluff the reach up to the crack and beyond. Approx V5/6 very highball problem, classic!

Ram MkiV 27/Jan/11 Solo

well padded ground up. took quite a few goes and plummets to find a sequence.

with sam & ed
edinbed 03/Nov/10 Solo

Ground up. Took ages to get my feet right for a balancy but not powerfull reach

Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Solo dnf

Had a go at a (padless) solo but wind was coming strong from left to right and really throwing me, couldnt commit. Will persevere.

DaveFidler 14/Feb/10 Sent dnf
Franco Cookson OLD ?/Oct/09 Solo

2 or 3 falls. Had loads of pads. Still not without interest. Felt terrible after drinking, should have manned up.

with sam, Luke Hunt
Franco Cookson ?/Sep/09 Solo

gound-up 3/4th go. Pads. More like V4.

DaveFidler ??/2009 TR dnf
Phil Jennings 16/Aug/08 Solo dnf
Hidden ?/Dec/07 -
Hidden 11/Nov/07 TR RP
Hidden 06/Nov/07 Solo O/S
MYSSAK 04/Nov/07 Solo β
dannyboy83 02/Apr/07 Solo RP
Hidden ??/2006 Solo β
Roget 09/Jan/00 TR RP
with jon
Hidden 31/May/99 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/98 TR RP
switch ??/1997 Solo O/S

no pads

Seb Grieve ??/1996 Solo

No pads

Chris Wright 19/Jan/91 Solo
FATBOYFAT ??/1972 -
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