18m.

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

FA. Steve Bancroft (solo) 1976

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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

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paul mitchell 8 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Not E6 with pads. Also, have a go at Narcissus 2 afterwards. Great sequence and same first ascensionist.
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βeta: Not E6 with pads. Also, have a go at Narcissus 2 afterwards. Great sequence and same first ascensionist.
JR 22 Dec, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Even with pads, injury still almost certain if you duff the crux...
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βeta: Even with pads, injury still almost certain if you duff the crux...
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 14 Jan, 2018 Solo dnf
B.D.Shah 14 Jan, 2018 Solo dnf So high! so very high!
with remus
So high! so very high!
with remus
Hidden 12 Dec, 2017 Solo dnf
Tom Pillow 10 Nov, 2017 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
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, 2017 Solo G/U 2nd go. Should have flashed but got spooked. Oh well
with Jayboy
2nd go. Should have flashed but got spooked. Oh well
with Jayboy
Hidden ??, 2017 -
northy1983 31 Dec, 2016 Sent I like the odd highball, but even this got my heart racing at the top. 3 stars all the way. Mega
with dom
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, 2016 Solo O/S
benkelsey 16 Jan, 2016 Sent x Pad party. Feels high and precarious right at the top.
Pad party. Feels high and precarious right at the top.
Teappleby 22 Nov, 2015 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!
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, 2015 Solo G/U highballed and felt very high! not too hard but never that easy either.
highballed and felt very high! not too hard but never that easy either.
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13 May, 2015 Solo G/U After 20 years of bottled attempts! 4 pads.
with ellis
After 20 years of bottled attempts! 4 pads.
with ellis
hamer89 22 Feb, 2015 Solo G/U Classic gritstone solo with a bold crux near the top. First climbed in 1974! Awesome effort.
Classic gritstone solo with a bold crux near the top. First climbed in 1974! Awesome effort.
The old James turnbull 8 Jan, 2015 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
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 4 Jan, 2015 Sent x Pads. Be full on without them on the onsite.
with Ryan, B Freeman
Pads. Be full on without them on the onsite.
with Ryan, B Freeman
Hidden 4 Jan, 2015 Solo dnf
w.pettet-smith ?Jan, 2015 - With pads and lots of tries, obvs.
With pads and lots of tries, obvs.
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Solo G/U
Ram MkiV 29 Dec, 2014 Sent rpt
nathanlee 29 Dec, 2014 Solo G/U With only the 9 pads!
with Crew
With only the 9 pads!
with Crew
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Sent
Hidden 30 Nov, 2014 Sent dnf
NDD 30 Nov, 2014 Solo G/U
mark20 30 Nov, 2014 Sent x
MischaHY 30 Nov, 2014 Solo G/U Second go - nearly flashed, took the fall from 2/3rds height to calm the nerves. First E6!
Second go - nearly flashed, took the fall from 2/3rds height to calm the nerves. First E6!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 30 Nov, 2014 Sent Probably the cruxiest Font 6c+ you'll ever do...
Probably the cruxiest Font 6c+ you'll ever do...
Duncan Campbell 30 Nov, 2014 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?
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, 2013 Solo β
Ethan 5 Dec, 2012 Solo
with Ed, Sam
with Ed, Sam
pipof747 7 Oct, 2011 Solo RP No pads.
No pads.
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Solo
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Solo
Mike Goldthorp 3 Mar, 2011 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!
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, 2011 Solo well padded ground up. took quite a few goes and plummets to find a sequence.
with sam & ed
well padded ground up. took quite a few goes and plummets to find a sequence.
with sam & ed
Hidden 3 Nov, 2010 Solo
Mike Goldthorp 13 Mar, 2010 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.
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, 2010 Sent dnf
Franco Cookson OLD ?Oct, 2009 Solo 2 or 3 falls. Had loads of pads. Still not without interest. Felt terrible after drinking, should have manned up.
with sam, lukehunt
2 or 3 falls. Had loads of pads. Still not without interest. Felt terrible after drinking, should have manned up.
with sam, lukehunt
Franco Cookson ?Sep, 2009 Solo gound-up 3/4th go. Pads. More like V4.
gound-up 3/4th go. Pads. More like V4.
DaveFidler ??, 2009 TR dnf
Phil Jennings 16 Aug, 2008 Solo dnf
Hidden ?Dec, 2007 -
Hidden 11 Nov, 2007 TR RP
Hidden 6 Nov, 2007 Solo O/S
MYSSAK 4 Nov, 2007 Solo β
dannyboy83 2 Apr, 2007 Solo RP
Hidden ??, 2006 Solo β
Roget 9 Jan, 2000 TR RP
with jon
with jon
Hidden 31 May, 1999 TR dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 1998 TR RP
Si Witcher ??, 1997 Solo O/S no pads
no pads
Seb Grieve ??, 1996 Solo No pads
No pads
jfletcher 17 Oct, 1992 Solo G/U Above my beer towel!
Above my beer towel!
Chris Wright 19 Jan, 1991 Solo
FATBOYFAT ??, 1972 -
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