Rockfax Description
The lovely jamming-crack is best approached by a swift layback. If you think this HVS you need to smarten your jamming! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Eastern Grit Jamming, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, 50 cracks to Squamish, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

featuresforfeet 12/Nov/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Nov/17 Lead rpt
Angrypenguin 29/Oct/17 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Oct/17 2nd dog
Tony Holdsworth 16/Oct/17 Lead rpt
with Nick Mitchell, Steve Smith
lithos 15/Oct/17 Lead

with gloves, enjoyed this, though found the start bold until i dug out the no 5 cam. the jams are superb, all i remembered was that it was steep.

with Mike Shaw
stevelismore 15/Oct/17 2nd dog

What a bastard of a climb! Needed a tight rope rest on top section

john max 15/Oct/17 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
max_chan 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Ollie B 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Robyn
Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead dog
LukeWS 14/Oct/17 Lead dog

Fell off this numerous times, taught me a lot about crack climbing though!

with Damon R
thel33ter 14/Oct/17 2nd rpt
Macarenafc92 08/Oct/17 2nd dog
benrhyd 08/Oct/17 Lead
dr_botnik 06/Oct/17 Lead rpt
ninastirrup 24/Sep/17 Lead
with Jana
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
stratandrew 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Brilliant route. start is tricky but the upper cracks are pure jamming joy. Some of the best jamming I've ever done on Grit.

with Jim Symon
Hidden 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
poeter210 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
marky 06/Aug/17 Lead
with cath sullivan
dbradbeer 16/Jul/17 2nd
Chris Craggs 16/Jul/17 2nd


with Graham Parkes
oldhippy 16/Jul/17 2nd dnf

Not a good atempt

Jules Lane 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Having just lead Pedestal Crack this seemed no easier.. Fun though.

with Mynydd Catherine E, Jonathon Prager
Hidden 01/Jul/17 2nd
riff156 01/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Dane, Andy
Andypeak 01/Jul/17 2nd
Luke90 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S

After four years in the Peak, I'm still thoroughly mystified by jamming! Used a few jams but they didn't feel secure. Ended up using a layback to finish. What a muppet!

with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 01/Jul/17 2nd dog
with Luke
TonyF 18/Jun/17 -
Jmpollard 14/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/17 2nd
jameslomax 11/Jun/17 Lead dog
with Robbie
Wilberforce 11/Jun/17 2nd dog
ryanward 08/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/17 2nd
kyaizawa 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Streeton
Mark Kemball 04/Jun/17 2nd

CC Jamming meet.

with Lee Bartrop
Hidden 28/May/17 Lead
Yox89 27/May/17 Lead
Mouse5 27/May/17 2nd
charleybaby5287 21/May/17 2nd
SarahConnor 21/May/17 2nd
Andy Hardy 21/May/17 Lead rpt
FeargalR 21/May/17 Lead O/S

Forced me to improve my jamming skills pretty quickly!!

with MNC
robgixer 21/May/17 Lead O/S
MNC 21/May/17 2nd
thel33ter 06/May/17 Lead O/S
with Phil
Phil 06/May/17 2nd dog

Got to improve my jamming.

Droyd 03/May/17 Lead O/S

Lovely laybacking then gorgeous jams, with plenty of nice resting ledges. If you think that this is HVS, avoid actual grit HVSes like the plague

with Jimmy
Dugster 30/Apr/17 2nd
with Zoe V
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
jennysknight 14/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Kane
Whipinator 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Jenny
ElliottB 09/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Tony
alexjf 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S
ElliottB 09/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Really suck are crack climbing, glad I didn't get to the top half, otherwise I would have really struggled!

with Tony
Dan Geh 08/Apr/17 2nd O/S
tgeh 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with dan geh
BlueJohn 02/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/17 2nd rpt
PaulTanton 01/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Claire
skinne 04/Mar/17 2nd
jessidiah 04/Mar/17 Lead G/U

Good fun.

with Eric
Carl 19/Feb/17 2nd O/S

Stern stuff!

mikespooner 19/Feb/17 Lead dog

Oh dear, very poor warm-up choice, classic me! Got surprisingly tired/scared ballsing up the first section, then took a rather large lob off the top moves popping a foot whilst adjusting a jam. Grit tekkers need improvement methinks.

The Screaming Finn 19/Feb/17 2nd dog
greed178 ??/2017 Lead
Guy Bennell ??/2017 Lead
Garnham 28/Dec/16 Lead dnf
alexjf 04/Dec/16 2nd dog
with Ben
charliepickering 30/Nov/16 Lead dog
Rory_Cummings_NI 30/Nov/16 2nd
SR1970 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
thrutch 19/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with Sven
Ewan Russell 02/Nov/16 2nd O/S
James Worthington 02/Nov/16 Lead
with Ewan
MusicalMountaineer 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Steep, hard jamming.

with Joe
khalidq 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Max Adamson
fuzzysheep01 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
themattyshep 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Felt stiff

Cheeks 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Bakewell
mrphilipoldham 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Marq 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Dave Clark
petegruf 08/Oct/16 2nd

ugh. must learn to jam..

with keith t cc
keitht 08/Oct/16 Lead

With Pete.

Hidden 01/Oct/16 2nd O/S
zzee83 01/Oct/16 Lead dog
dbradbeer 01/Oct/16 2nd
Caitlin 24/Sep/16 Lead dog
Robs_Uren 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Caitlin
Alkis 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/16 2nd O/S
manbat 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Nice jamming pitch.

Hidden 12/Sep/16 2nd O/S
mattcooperkay 11/Sep/16 Lead dog

Damn, VS? Really?

greylag 11/Sep/16 2nd
Andypeak 04/Sep/16 Lead
gaz3212 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Lynn Robin 12/Aug/16 2nd
with martin hore
Calum Wadsworth 06/Aug/16 Lead rpt

2nd a couple of years back in the rain. Nice route, with added spice due to the fact Emma forgot her harness so i gave her mine and lead it with an improvised sling harness.

with Emma
JimboWizbo 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Surprised by the fuss about this climb, felt easier that the likes of hawk's nest/fern crack. Must mean I'm getting better at jamming

with Ian, Beth
Hidden 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
ipblake 31/Jul/16 2nd
with Jim
TP 23/Jul/16 Lead dog

Rested twice ... Very hard.

with Ben H
Clay C 20/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Gareth W
Sam McCarthy 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
josefft 19/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Got way too pumped and tired on the crack and came off, thank god for cams!

with Simon Geisseler
Hidden 02/Jun/16 TR
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead rpt
w-watson 30/May/16 2nd
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd
Andrew Abraham 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Harry Ratclif, Ladislav, Ceara
The Reaper 11/May/16 2nd O/S

Very pleasant warm up for Chequers Crack.

eduardo 09/May/16 Lead O/S

Seemed like solid HVS. Bottom was unexpectedly wet.

tomwright1509 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Nick Wallis 04/May/16 Lead O/S
with Tom Holdsworth
Hidden 30/Apr/16 2nd
Hooo 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Coarse and thuggy. Glad I taped up for this.

with Rich B
Hidden 17/Apr/16 2nd
Rich K 17/Apr/16 2nd dnf
BnB 17/Apr/16 -
Hidden 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/16 2nd
Andy Moles 17/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd
benlatham07 27/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
crossleysm ??/2016 Lead rpt
with Spod
Jweden2 ??/2016 TR
David_Gledson 19/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Alan
philmitch 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Bailed off the lead. Strenuous and wouldn't be out of place at Curbar. Good fun.

matt.stevenson 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 27/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Jake and Alice
g1m147 06/Sep/15 Lead
with Lawrence
Mike_Hayes 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Veitchy
kez1 ?/Sep/15 2nd
with Andrew Boardman
Jet Lagged Jeff 29/Aug/15 TR
colinthomson5 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Felipe, Johnathan, Jeff Sewell
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd
rajeshwarbisht 22/Aug/15 Lead dog
with Flavio
Hidden 22/Aug/15 Lead
Flavio 22/Aug/15 Solo O/S
amccann 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Matt G
Matt Groom 15/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
pipmccarthy 19/Jul/15 Lead
with Mike505
Mike505 19/Jul/15 2nd O/S
admackie 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with alec, paul renwick
sopaz 09/Jul/15 2nd
will_benfold 27/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Having mucked this up a few years ago I was pleased to get it clean.

with Mihai
mihai 27/Jun/15 2nd
joe hallam 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
JordanRickard 19/Jun/15 Lead dog
Andy Chubb 11/Jun/15 Lead

Felt a lot longer and harder today than first time I lead it. Hot sweaty day, slippery jams....

with Nick Gregory
scottcoates 07/Jun/15 Lead
with Will
williap 07/Jun/15 Lead dnf
TClimb 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S
loco wilko ?/Jun/15 Lead
with DMC
fatbuoybazza 24/May/15 Lead rpt
Giles Eperon 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Charlie Eperon 23/May/15 2nd
Papa J Love 16/May/15 Lead dnf
with Rob Edwards
Hidden 14/May/15 Lead O/S
karly54 11/May/15 2nd
with Gary Wheeler
g1m147 10/May/15 Lead
with Mick.
Antonio Ferra ?/May/15 2nd β
with blonde tom
Cake 30/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Ian Murray, John Cooper
tcn_2002 19/Apr/15 2nd
salix 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Isaac, Caitlin
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead G/U
brownie mike 23/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Compo 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/15 2nd dog
SumnerSan 17/Mar/15 2nd dog
Baker637 ?/Mar/15 Lead dog

What a Brut!

Palmer 18/Feb/15 2nd
Palmer 18/Feb/15 2nd
alanblyth 18/Feb/15 2nd O/S
dr_botnik 18/Feb/15 Lead rpt

Clean this time

jsmcfarland 18/Feb/15 Lead dog

total sandbag at VS...probably should have done a few more routes to warm-up but even so, this was bloody difficult. Well protected but insanely strenuous. Had to have a rest on the rope and then finished it up quickly. Coming back for this! (even though I destroyed my skin)

with Alan
stuc 02/Jan/15 2nd O/S
adamre12 ??/2015 -
cwildblood 31/Dec/14 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Dec/14 -
Tony Holdsworth 02/Dec/14 Lead rpt

Ab for gear

with Greg Holmes
The Grist 10/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 2nd
Paul ablitt 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Karlos 25/Oct/14 2nd dog
with Stewart Moody
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
abtibbs 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Second time up this.

KatOstrich 12/Oct/14 2nd
with Matt
Pete_Frost 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Delightful. Lovely jams in the upper section. The lower bit gives in to lay-backing. Top tip: look for footholds outside the crack.

with Alex Nicholson
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd
Pike 27/Sep/14 Lead dnf

This get VS in Eastern Grit. Fine up to the crux move then it's an absolute sod. Slumped onto my gear after the first attempt then edge a little higher and got a tenuous jam in before pitching off again. Scooted off left to finish. A friend spent some time retrieving the offset that took my not inconsiderable weight. Beware all ye VS climbers who enter here.

Derek Furze 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
robblowen 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic route shame it's not longer.

with Claire, Jamie, Krissy
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead dnf
WillDoyle 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/14 2nd
TobyA 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with TonyB
Hidden 30/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd
Matt Cooke 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Rosh
GLO 03/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Keith P
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
pauldrew 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Kevin Sales
RUDIN.J.D.H 29/Jul/14 Lead dnf

got stop half way up at the break and couldn't make any headway

with Sam Rudin
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd dog
garywong 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Denny
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Solo
giuly 09/Jul/14 2nd
with Xose' Portela
mapperley samurai 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Dan Blair
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dan_blair87 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 28/Jun/14 -


with Arjan
PaulTanton 26/Jun/14 Solo O/S

Nice little route. Not sure about HVS, it's a crack with perfect jams. VS 4c I'd say.

Drew Bennett 11/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Clem
ClemB 11/Jun/14 Lead dog
richardw87 08/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Bert
Bertbee 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 31/May/14 Lead
with hannah
jimorothy 18/May/14 Lead

Fierce and fantastic... rock hard, but not as hard as that first pitch of Valkyrie. Joe Brown was one tough nut. Loved it.

with Scott Barnett
Puma 18/May/14 2nd
with Gav (YAC), Catherine (YAC), Karl (YAC), Justine
oddtoast 18/May/14 2nd RP

First attempt terrible. Fell off layback start and fell off rubbish jams further up. Tried again later and did start clean and romped up jams. Big grin :D

with Gav, Paul, CCC, Karl
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
nedthedustbin 16/May/14 Lead
planetmarshall 05/May/14 Lead dnf
with John Haddon
bob_cbr 04/May/14 2nd dog
cem 04/May/14 Lead rpt
CrispsSmiths 04/May/14 2nd
with cem
daveclarke5 04/May/14 2nd
with Jim
jimsim55 04/May/14 Lead

Deservedly popular. Lovely jamming which rewards aggression. Given HVS in Rockfax!

cragsman9000 04/May/14 Lead dog
with Neil
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
GLO 13/Apr/14 2nd
petecallaghan 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Committing start and unrelenting.

with Jamie T
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Apr/14 AltLd
Dan0Me 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Hill
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
RyanOsborne 29/Mar/14 2nd
jshields 16/Mar/14 2nd
with Mike Lea, Paul Tretheway
Hidden 15/Mar/14 Lead dog
spragglerocks 09/Mar/14 Lead β
Hoyes 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Batt 09/Mar/14 Lead dog
Big Lee 08/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Tough. Couldn't manage the hand jams in the upper crack.

with Mark Walker
Hidden 17/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
keith leonard ??/2014 -
benkelsey 04/Dec/13 2nd O/S

numb hands

with Shaun Humphreys
shaunhumphreys 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S
franhammond92 04/Dec/13 Lead
Teappleby 24/Nov/13 2nd
with Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Micki Schobitz
MSchobitz 24/Nov/13 Lead dog

Very nice route, but due to my inability to hand jam, the last meters required a rest.

trev_f 15/Nov/13 2nd O/S
rich_hw 09/Nov/13 Lead rpt
davidalcock 06/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Went left due to pump and common sense. Pah!

mapperley samurai 05/Oct/13 2nd

Great route and an excellent lesson in crack climbing using a variety of techniques. Good gear and bold in the upper section. Just keep going.

with David Alcock, Ben Moss
eel 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
mjeffery 12/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd dog
edmitchell 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Rowe, brmc members
Alpenglow 18/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Ben S, Kat
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead dog
onlyfoddington 17/Aug/13 Lead dog

Guide book said VS 5a. I found the jamming harder here than on Valkyrie. Took ages on the last half of the jamming section. It helped when I took out a cam so I could get my foot in! Got very wet whilst belaying

with Steve R
cathymiller 11/Aug/13 2nd dog
Matt Cooke 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Thorpe
ashtond6 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
alp79 10/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Merlin 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S


with Polly Withers, Jimmy James
mattgrange 29/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Bit of a lob from halfway up the jamming crack...lacking Joe Brown's technique and the required burly jamming fists, not really surprising

Andypeak 24/Jun/13 Lead
pete1993 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/13 2nd
john_ni 06/Jun/13 Lead
with Mick Sissons (PCC)
cpoad 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Challenging for a VS

with Paul S (BMC)
DavidPC 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rich Purvis, Will Hawthorne
richyp 03/Jun/13 2nd dnf
with Will Hawthorn, David Clemmens
akhutton88 02/Jun/13 2nd dog

this was not nice.

Clee 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd dog
MPSBunny 27/May/13 Lead O/S

Bit of a nightmare to get started on. Yo-yoed up and down a fair amount placing gear (not loaded) to protect the layback start but once committed dispatched with minimal terrors; though tiring enough towards the end to consider making a dash to the top with no gear before sense kicked in. Felt like a tough VS as opposed to a HVS. Gear was ok for the layback which was a little bit intimidating though the cracks above gave solid jamming. But this is my first HVS!

leeds_belle 25/May/13 Lead dog

Good if you like cracks. I don't.

Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
johnself1603 18/May/13 Lead dog
Cruty Rammers 12/May/13 2nd dog

HVS 5a? No wonder I couldn't do it. Was fine (if strenuous) until the top crack, which completely kicked my arse.

gw3285 12/May/13 Lead
judith neaves 06/May/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Shaw Brown 05/May/13 Lead
RFWilkie 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 -
alaster tonge 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

BMC guidebook says VS and it was harder than expected. I took a rest as very sustained and didn't rest before starting it.

with Assad Lahlou
David Kay 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Simon Coldrick
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
Kirill 14/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/13 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Mar/13 -
Lenny 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Mark (Jumper)
Hidden 02/Feb/13 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
Hardonicus 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S

HVS for sure.

with nick a, Alex Thompson
bwestwood 02/Feb/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 20/Jan/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Jan/13 Solo
lizzie789 06/Jan/13 2nd O/S
marcduhig 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Great battle. I win. Ha.

Paul Hy 05/Jan/13 Lead dnf

got to 2nd break couldn't work out how to get onto top !

with Andy S
Andypeak 05/Jan/13 2nd
with Paul Hy
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
NickJH ??/2013 -
Vincej ??/2013 Lead
with Nevil
g1m147 18/Nov/12 Lead
with Mick.
Stopsy 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Mr Fuller 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Was going to be my first HVS lead but I hung round too long, got super pumped, then lowered off my gear two metres from the top. Abbed for gear.

Hidden 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Tom Packer 28/Oct/12 2nd dog
with Lloyd
android_lloyd 27/Oct/12 Lead dog

Had to rest before the final moves at the top. Got sweary

with Tom
HarryB 21/Oct/12 Lead dog
with UBMC
abtibbs 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A hard VS for us with little jamming experience

zcsharp 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Ollie Stevens
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead rpt
deacondeacon 18/Oct/12 Lead

foot slipped about a foot off the floor, then climbed clean. Hard in the wet.

Ly-Cilph 06/Oct/12 Lead dog

Need to practice my jamming!

with Rosa (CMC)
Twisty 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with Nigel Stock
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead rpt
nick ferro 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Good jamming practice. :)

with Oli Birkill
BelayBunney 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Not a good warm up! Typical Joe Brown jamming route that is harder than it looks! VS if you are a proficient jammer - HVS for the rest of us!

francois 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

A bit stiff for a warmup! Another Joe Brown jamfest

with Chris
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd
tallsop 22/Sep/12 Lead

Bit of a battle for VS, but safe enough

with Dave Saxby
Cake 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S

I psyched up to do the start, but it was over lots quicker than I thought.

Batt 02/Sep/12 Lead β

Lay backed bottom and top, jammed middle.

Hoyes 02/Sep/12 2nd rpt
CSmithy ?/Sep/12 -
TrevorCruse 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
Mike Bayley 11/Aug/12 2nd dog
with John Sellars
Olli-C 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Another nemesis defeated.

Rachel Slater 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Fragmod 05/Aug/12 2nd
tsl42 05/Aug/12 Lead dog
with Max, Gaz Hooson
Graeme Hammond 02/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Andy Clarke 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

A good test of jamming technique. Just scraped a pass. Much grunting involved.

with Tim
Matt77 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Amy Death, Shane
oodie72 21/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
67hours 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Layback was lovely. Jamming at the top just hurt.

MeMeMe 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Amy
soph 01/Jul/12 2nd
with Lindy Smith
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 01/Jul/12 2nd
with Paul Winder, Simon Clark
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
davewsargent 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with tony fidler
Andy Hardy 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hoyes 04/Jun/12 Lead dog

I still can't do this climb.

with Barry D
Barry D 04/Jun/12 2nd
lewiz 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Webster 02/Jun/12 Lead dnf

first trad lead fall, and my ddmm size 6 wall nut is stuck near the top as testiment. may make it easier now as it is the most bombr pro you will ever come accross

BFG 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 2nd dog
Graeme Hammond 24/May/12 2nd rpt
sambosanquet101 20/May/12 Lead
pldarch 20/May/12 2nd
with Sam
Tim Rodgers 13/May/12 2nd
embob 12/May/12 2nd

Brutal! The start was very nice, but the upper jams felt insecure and crap :-) Well done for battling through it Al.

with Alex
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
katherinesydney 12/May/12 2nd O/S

Thank goodness I can jam

Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 11/May/12 Lead rpt
with Simon Preston
Steve J T 06/May/12 2nd
Killianmurphy 05/May/12 Lead dnf

Yeah so after being spat off ...... 4 times? i gave up as i couldn't get the layback start... found a weakness to improve upon

CurlyStevo ?/May/12 Lead

the start is defo 5a and can be well protected with a high nut that you can udge up to prior to the layback, this I think is VS 5a. The upper section is harder jamming than the file but has more rests, so overall about equivalent and either hard 4c or easy 5a. Overall I think VS 5a fits the climb if the file remains at VS 4c, although both are pumpy routes and I would happily see both at (mild) HVS.

with Rob
JEP 17/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Ardo 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead rpt
mark schramm 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
BRoe 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rob L
kabutsu 25/Mar/12 2nd
with BRoe
will_benfold 24/Mar/12 Lead dog
mes32 24/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Dave Rumney 09/Mar/12 Lead
jon_gill1 27/Feb/12 Lead dog

found the top very hard,especially when it started to rain and so got pumped and rested on gear!after sometime winging and moaning i finished of by laybacking and a high reach. It has to be said though...its defo a VS as there is more gear than you can shake a stick at,anyone who thinks its HVS needs to man up, that includes me too! fair play to Joe Brown who makes things like this look easy!

with mike walton
harold walmsley 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Colin Struthers
Simon Allcock ??/2012 2nd O/S
with Mark
mchandy ??/2012 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2012 -
SteveCarratt ??/2012 2nd
CSmithy ??/2012 -
Thinker01 20/Nov/11 2nd
dr_botnik 06/Nov/11 Lead dog

Pumped to fuck.

wi11 29/Oct/11 2nd β
with Gwen L, Jez, Charlie T
theotherpetehill 23/Oct/11 TR β

Led on Cameron's gear so was on top rope for the layback!

with Cameron Hall, Chris Allan
cameron_hall 23/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Miles Horton
cameron_hall 23/Oct/11 2nd dog
with Peter Hill, Miles Horton
chrisallan 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hexman 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with EdO
mark20 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jaimer 24/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
riff156 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
wishicud climbHVS 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Horrible thrutchy climbing. Not my best moment but Dan made it look easy.

with Big Fat Dan, my wife, she is nice.
peaker16 17/Aug/11 Lead
bigdan050 17/Aug/11 Lead

only thrutchy if you are a southern fairy and cant jam gritstone cracks!! (yorkshire-man my A!*)haha

with Tosh
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 Solo

easier than the file.

tonanf ?/Aug/11 -
with Phil L
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
dan gibson 30/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with helen gibson
ggflett 27/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Carl Norman
knicos 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Roshan
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
lanc23 03/Jun/11 Lead dnf

I thought the top would be easier than the bottom, but I came off twice, just 2m from the top. Well protected, but a bit of a struggle. :/ Eatern Grit has it down as a VS 5a, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Hidden 28/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/11 2nd
Nick Rundall 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Russ Cunliffe, Adam Youd, Jon Taylor
gingerwolf 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead
Getingold 19/May/11 2nd
althesin 08/May/11 2nd
schristophersmith 08/May/11 2nd dog
Reds 08/May/11 Lead O/S
TimPerkin 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Harris
iforwms 29/Apr/11 Lead dnf
maherp 29/Apr/11 2nd dnf
maherp 29/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Alex.M-M. 22/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Rintygold 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S

v good

John Elliott 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Doug Allen
Max Streeton 10/Apr/11 Lead
shugsan 10/Apr/11 Lead dog

I really need to learn to jam! A good fight.

Monkey_Alan 10/Apr/11 2nd

Lead DNF. Got totally pumped trying the final moves, couldn't do it even after resting on the rope. Seconded clean as I didn't have to mess with placing gear.

jonnie3430 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
thomasaneurinsmith 10/Apr/11 2nd

pretty hard for the VS 5a of the guidebook! but I guess if I was a peak Jammonster....

with Euan Boyd
Carol Goodall 10/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd
Oceanic 02/Apr/11 -
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 25/Mar/11 Lead
mattorford 23/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Mowglee 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Nichols
benjamina bourbon biscuit 18/Mar/11 Lead

after watching my SPA trainer get a disco leg on the crux while solo was a little hesitant

psychicbread 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with James
Pete Nugent 08/Mar/11 2nd rpt

VS 4c in Mikes book (written when Fred Flintstone was a lad!). I decided not to tell Mike that the route w had been upgraded so he was doubly chuffed with his 1st HVS lead of the year! I will continue with this type of subterfuge until he is leading E5!

Hidden 08/Mar/11 Lead rpt
James Oakes 06/Mar/11 Lead RP
gazfellows 03/Jan/11 Lead
with Billy
madasten 03/Jan/11 2nd β
with Gaz
Hidden ??/2011 -
markpollak ??/2011 -
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd rpt
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Phil Lee
ClimberJimmyB 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
AsleepOnBelay 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Got on this after being spanked off the start of Valkyrie. It's VS 4c in the new Froggatt guide, so I jumped on with abandon, only to find there's a serious bit of jamming at the top. Great climbing, but I would have had a hard time if I got on it when I was a VS leader.

with Rich G
Hidden 28/Oct/10 2nd rpt
howlingbaboon 27/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route! Perfect jams! SPA assessment.

with Dan Mckinlay, Dave (SPA)
erica 25/Oct/10 2nd

Rested at the top crack. Too wide for a hand jam, too narrow for a fist jam, too strenuous to layback! Great route but found it hard. Would like to second it again clean.

with John
John Brayshaw 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
schaff 06/Oct/10 Lead O/S
James Oswald 06/Oct/10 2nd dog

With some resting on the rope at the top. Hard! Jamming practice needed.

with Schaff
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead
Olli-C 26/Sep/10 Lead dog
timrowland 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf

had to escape through the bushes on the left

with Rob H, jmjw
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
The Bad Cough 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
pebbles 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

lobbed off the top moves - how annoying

with rob
lithos 05/Sep/10 2nd

great gear but awkward

JRae 30/Aug/10 Lead
Takacs 30/Aug/10 2nd dnf
with Laurence Everitt
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
arunthomas 15/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Holly Mitchell
Holly Mitchell 15/Aug/10 2nd

Actually graded VS 5a in the most recent guide book - down graded. Arun lead this, I seconded it and got stuck at the cross area towards the top.

Hidden 09/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Chris Craggs 08/Aug/10 2nd

Not HVS!

with Colin Binks
Tony Holdsworth 31/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tony
tri-nitro-tuolumne 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Fred Yong
Chi Cheng 11/Jul/10 Lead RP
simeclimb68 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead β
philb ?/Jul/10 2nd
gethin_allen 06/Jun/10 Lead dog

dogged but then it was steaming hot and it was only VS in my guide.

with Jimbo C
Jimbo C 05/Jun/10 2nd

Hard work and a good test of jamming. High in the grade VS.

with Gethin
RussB 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Howard
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead dog
DaveFidler 19/May/10 Lead O/S
wazir.safeer 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
midnitegem 02/May/10 2nd dog

Really had to fight my way up this as second - grade at the top of my grade at the moment so still happy to have dogged my way up it.

with Callum
callumd 02/May/10 Lead O/S
with Gemma
chrisbussell 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Tim O'Neill
Kyle Rance 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Louise Grimster
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd dog
duncan 05/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Peakpdr 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S

bloody hard for vs 5a

Hidden 28/Mar/10 Lead
James_D 13/Mar/10 Lead RP

Seconded two years ago. Bloody nails, so nearly fell off at the top. Rockfax lied!

with Esther
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
cem ??/2010 Lead rpt

Since when was this HVS?

with Charles Mason
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
nicki_2712 15/Nov/09 2nd

A little wet in the top part of the crack which made it quite tough to jam!

with Tom Baines
Hidden 14/Oct/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 14/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Debbie, loundsy
Chi Cheng 16/Sep/09 Lead dog

Rockfax grade = VS; where i was just pushing my grade. UKC grade = HVS; Why I dogged up this route.

with Charlotte Turtle
PanzerHanzler 13/Sep/09 Lead rpt
zara bloomfield 12/Sep/09 -
with cat gallagher, adrian paisey
zara bloomfield 12/Sep/09 -
with cat gallagher, adrian paisey
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Kirill 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Maxime, Gareth
Jonathan Hall 04/Jul/09 Lead
Reaver2k 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S

HVS are you kidding?! This is bog standard VS. The starting layback is a bit awkward but then you plug in perfect jams all the way to the top. Really nice climbing but am just more than a little surprised!

with Lisa Trollope, Michael Watson
krikoman 14/Jun/09 Lead dog

Not again, Beaten and bruised by the top section!!! Ran out of steam and rested on the gear in the top section. I'll get you one day.

Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
DavidR 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/Jun/09 2nd

Wendy led this superbly in the rain and somehow managed to stuff it with gear - a superb effort - I got the initial layback this time but still struggled higher up. I think it was a clean second but I would not have been able to lead it in those conditions. It seems much longer than it actually is.

Andy Chubb 30/May/09 Lead
with Steve Goodman
lost.arrow 24/May/09 -
with Emma Veitch
SteveHi 22/May/09 -

Very tough going. No gear until nearly half-way up. Initial lay back is awkward. There are good jams at the top but you are hindered by small chockstones. Easy HVS in my opinion.

with Tom Adams
cat22 09/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
craig d 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Fox
Slarti B 03/May/09 2nd dog

Just about OK till the last section. Got really pumped and fell couple of times, really hard work..

with Alex
manwithacam 03/May/09 Lead dnf

First VS5a I havent been able to get up. Who thinks this isnt HVS? Let me talk to them.

with Chris
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
Dave Foster 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Jumped on this as warm up climb on first visit to Froggatt. At VS I thought I was in for a tough day! What a fight.

with Andy
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead
bridget143 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Dan Middleton, BMC 25/Apr/09 Lead
Shauna 24/Apr/09 Lead
with Jules
tommytwotone 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Nigel
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
melmyo 12/Apr/09 TR
with Dave C
Tony Holdsworth 11/Apr/09 2nd rpt

Failed to lead - poor

with Richard White
munkey ?/Apr/09 2nd dnf

few good moves up to the top section, very desprate holds on top bolder, psyced out then pumped out.

with dangerous
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead
Chris Sansum 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Gary Lewin
petellis 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S

A good fight. If this is VS then Tody's Wall is Hard Severe....

with granty and TK
BicepAndrews 14/Mar/09 Lead

hard. rockfax gives this route grade VS, my arse is it! not much gear at bottom, top is hard.

Samo 14/Mar/09 2nd dog

tried leading it first but couldn't quite finish, took my first lead fall as was soo pumped. Very strenuous and harder than VS!

Hidden 07/Feb/09 Lead dog
Martin Davies 19/Jan/09 Lead dog

Really hard top moves. Not a massive fan of jamming!

Milne 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S

laybacked it, really hard work.

with Dave
Whealiebob 03/Jan/09 2nd O/S

Hard work especially if you layback the top crack like Terry did! VS 5a seems about right

with Terry
Si dH 16/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 16/Nov/08 2nd
daviesp2 01/Nov/08 2nd
freemanTom ?/Nov/08 Lead dnf

destroyed me, almost got to the top, VS my ass.

with Crazy Steve
Bradbury 18/Oct/08 Lead dog
mic_b 17/Oct/08 Lead O/S
matsavage 12/Oct/08 Lead dnf
SteveM 12/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd rpt
Jeronimo 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Nice crack. The jamming's getting better, but Kieran couldn't get up it.

Abu777 28/Sep/08 2nd dog

A real struggle for me seconding this. Very nice layback move at bottom and again near the top. In between there is some pretty brutal jamming required. More HVS than VS methinks

with Danny Blakey
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
jcurley 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
minaturechris 14/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Barra
staceyjg 14/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Barra
catblack ?/Sep/08 Lead dog
tommytwotone 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Shauna 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Katharine.eaton 22/Aug/08 2nd dog
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 22/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Katharine
wanderso 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Quite pleased with this really, wonder if this should be an effort for a lead some other time. Did it ok although last section was tough. Good lead by Neal and very good climb in general.. This is what keeps my hopes alive of leading HVS, esp after my failed epic on Valkyrie.

with Neal
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/08 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/08 2nd
mol 20/Jul/08 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 20/Jul/08 Lead
Becky E 13/Jul/08 2nd

Failed on the lead.

dpmUK 08/Jul/08 TR dog
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Malik
hang_about 14/Jun/08 Lead dnf

First ever proper lead fall! Fell off top moves - good gear!

Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead dog
Neil D 10/Jun/08 2nd
fatbuoybazza 09/Jun/08 Lead dog

what an arse of a climb, i like jammin, but these were akward jams to say the least, very sustained, and for that probly still worth HVS,try letting go to place gear...jezuz

with olivia & phil
snakebite 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Claire Sheehan
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Franco Cookson OLD 30/May/08 Solo O/S
with Mike Hunt
adam carless 05/May/08 Lead O/S

Can't believe I hadn't done this before - a fine example of thuggy gritstone jamming, if rather short.

with Jon_nz
Sam W 03/May/08 Lead
with Megan Freeth
kitkat78 02/May/08 Lead O/S

Was sent up this without a guidebook for me to look at and get scared by the grade. To my surprise found it fairly straighforward, perhaps I can jam after all!

with Graham P
Guy Wilson 01/May/08 2nd O/S
with Rick Cotgreave
mikehenesy ?/May/08 Lead dog

Had a few rests. Said VS in our guide.

with Mad Tom
LoopyLou ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Chris Plewa ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/08 TR O/S
PanzerHanzler 12/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Lafi Fides
russonly 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Tigger
PenJD 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Simon P and Ru B
Karl Wooffindin 06/Jan/08 2nd
scullymammoth 06/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
jimstanton ??/2008 Lead
with Tom
garethb ??/2008 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Pilch 01/Dec/07 2nd O/S

Top crack is very awkward, glad i didn't lead this.

with Graham
Dan 85 10/Nov/07 2nd RP
with Shaun
Hidden 31/Oct/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Oct/07 TR
dan gibson 08/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with AJ
AJ007 07/Oct/07 Lead
with Dan
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
duzinga 06/Oct/07 Lead dog

very sustained climb.

with Pete
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
chrisclimber_1986 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Luke Lindsay
Hidden 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Sep/07 2nd O/S
martin one 14/Jul/07 Lead
with Dave andTony
Hidden 11/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/07 2nd rpt
jchenoweth 10/Jun/07 2nd dog
with Fat Alan
aphyx 09/Jun/07 2nd dnf
with Ian, Fraser, Morgan, Jacob, Dave
mr random ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Costas
Hidden 29/May/07 Lead dog
tomB 21/May/07 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 20/May/07 Lead
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead dog
Rampikino 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Cat
jimbobimbo 10/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Steve
doug s 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Brian
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/07 Lead
John Pickles 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
doug s 24/Mar/07 Lead
with mike
Hidden 17/Mar/07 2nd
victim of mathematics 10/Mar/07 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Twisty 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S


with Graeme Hammond
Graeme Hammond 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Tobias at Home 14/Jan/07 Lead rpt
SecretSquirrel 14/Jan/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
MikeDowsett ??/2007 2nd
with John Harrison
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Caralynh 30/Nov/06 Lead dnf

wasn't expecting steepness of the last couple of moves. got very pumped, then backed off. Not surprised to see it's only recently been downgraded from HVS

Mike Parker 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with James Ayre
ArnaudG 21/Oct/06 2nd

With Sam

with Jon
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd
BallsofBritishSteel 01/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/06 2nd O/S
bobette 25/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with mike
Mike Parker 16/Sep/06 Lead dnf
with James Ayre
b.hayley ?/Sep/06 2nd
crossdressingrodney 22/Aug/06 Lead dog
with sophie whyte
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
givemetea 09/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Tim
Owen W-G 23/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Can't believe anyone but staunch conservatives would consider this VS.

with Anthony
jonny_098 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Bazire
dan gibson 12/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Rob Davies 25/Mar/06 Lead


with Phil Ashton
Somerset swede basher 19/Feb/06 Lead dog
with Pete Blenkinsop
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead
Hidden 18/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
Tobias at Home 16/Feb/06 2nd rpt
with Alicia
chrishedgehog 23/Jan/06 2nd
with Karl
Mat J ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Jonah
Ian Hamer ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Mog
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Danos
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 29/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/05 2nd
Rich A-Wilkes ?/Jul/05 2nd dog
with Rob Grey
loonyclimber ?/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/05 TR O/S
Hidden 08/May/05 Lead
Tombauer ?/May/05 -
Different Steve ?/May/05 Lead rpt

3rd time lucky

SenorVivo ?/May/05 -
Hidden ?/May/05 -
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
fizzy_elephant ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
nai ??/2005 2nd
with Tim
petekeron ??/2005 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2005 Lead
with Pom
rob wmc 13/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with Pete
OffshoreAndy 30/Aug/04 2nd
with Steve Mount
krikoman 15/Aug/04 2nd dog

Seconded this route again, lots of swearing and (to my shame) a tight rope. One day you'll be mine Broken Crack!!

with Unknown Chap and Wife
cem 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Mike Ellims
SteveM 02/Jul/04 Lead
with Cogie
Si dH ?/Jul/04 2nd dog
with Kane Chandler
SteveM 19/Jun/04 2nd
with Tobs
Nicos 19/May/04 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
krikoman 15/May/04 2nd dog

Any early VS lead for me that turned into a bit of a nightmare. I had to be rescued off the final pitch

Hidden 15/May/04 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Stig 24/Oct/03 2nd O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
mikeyjbs ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with paul callander, wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow
Hidden 13/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/03 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/03 -
Apharri ?/Jul/03 Lead RP
with Dave Wharton
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/03 2nd
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead rpt
Norman_P_W 31/Mar/03 Lead
with Bob M
Bob M 31/Mar/03 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/03 2nd O/S
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 25/Jul/02 Lead
with A. Murray
dan gibson 31/May/02 Solo
Mark Stevenson 06/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2002 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
shoulders 15/Dec/01 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Antony Mariani ??/2001 2nd O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ??/2001 Lead dnf

Escaped left

Hidden 14/Oct/00 TR
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead
John Marsland 23/Jul/00 Lead
with Tick and Steve
Hidden 24/Apr/00 Lead
Happy Wanderer 19/Mar/00 2nd dog

Gear retrieval proved a challenge.

with Graham C
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
with Carl
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
snowy_woodruff ??/2000 -

sustained (VS 4c in on peak rock)

Hidden 16/Oct/99 TR
antroy 10/Sep/99 Lead
roncaves 29/Jun/99 Lead
with Gavin Williams
ajc 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/99 Lead
ArnaudG ??/1999 Lead
with Gunter
Russell Flynn ??/1999 Lead dnf
petekeron ??/1999 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Nov/98 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/98 2nd
ajoliver 13/Sep/98 Lead O/S
FrankW 11/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Unknown
Jim Brooke 15/Mar/98 2nd dog
with Jon Stevens
Duncan I ??/1998 2nd
GrahamHP ?/Sep/97 Lead
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd
with Charlie Someone
Hidden 24/Jun/97 Solo
Dom Goodwin 19/Oct/96 2nd
kp64zl ?/Oct/96 Lead
with Kirsten
John Marsland 04/May/96 Lead
with Ian Manocha
kato'sdad ?/Apr/96 Lead
RobSimmo ?/Apr/96 2nd
bigphil ??/1996 2nd
Yourlead 10/Jun/95 2nd
with Graham Penny
Ian Archer 13/May/95 2nd O/S
with Rob Gilkes
nuts and bolts ?/May/95 -
Tom Vivian 08/Apr/95 Lead
Laramadness 07/Apr/95 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 -
Martin Bennett 15/Aug/93 -
with Tim
BigHairyIan 03/May/93 2nd O/S
with Stuart Murray
BigHairyIan 02/May/93 2nd O/S
with Stuart Murray
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Roget 30/Sep/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/91 Lead O/S
malc 30/Jun/91 Lead dog
with Billy Whiz
mattnuttall 26/Jun/91 Solo O/S
roncaves 19/May/91 2nd
with Dick Murton
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Raggar ??/1990 Lead dog
with Steve B
Chris Ellis 26/Mar/89 2nd
with James Gregory
Rob Davies ?/Jan/89 Lead

Floundered on earlier attempts, possibly because it was given 4b

with Mick Moss
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden 26/Nov/88 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/88 Lead
tapley 14/Jun/88 Lead
tapley 14/Jun/88 Lead
Budge ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Adrian Fox
babymoac 18/Oct/87 Lead
with Dan Guest
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Jun/87 2nd dog
with Ian Sheppard
Pete Pozman 05/Apr/87 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
J R R Hartley ?/May/86 2nd dog
with Stan the Man
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 24/Feb/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Nigel Bond 24/Jun/84 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 15/Apr/84 2nd
wynaptomos ?/Feb/84 Lead O/S
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Hidden 10/Jul/83 Lead
stp 03/Aug/82 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 23/Jan/82 Solo
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Neil McA 25/Oct/81 Solo
with Dean, Flog
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Hammy 25/Oct/80 2nd
with Rob Lawson
andy tetsill ?/Oct/80 2nd
with Whitehall Course
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 2nd
with ?
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
hodjster ?/Nov/79 Lead O/S
with Tony Burden
Nigel Bond 01/Oct/78 Lead
with John
Hidden 13/May/78 Lead rpt
duncan ??/1978 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/77 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/77 2nd
Brian Wilderspin ?/Oct/77 Lead O/S
with Sean Curtis
beaumap ?/Jul/77 Lead
with Bernie Green
Gordon Stainforth 21/May/77 2nd
with Patrick Radford
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Lead
with Chris Lloyd
uphillnow ??/1977 Lead
with Al Bennett
Rob Davies 14/Nov/76 Lead dnf

Weak arms and not much idea of how to jam

with Dave Heseltine (CUMC)
Derek Ryden ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Rob Banks
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
rogerskews ??/1973 -
Dave Musgrove 23/Apr/72 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 04/Oct/69 Lead
with Geoff Williams
mikej 20/Jul/69 Lead
with John Bickerdike
mikej 22/May/68 2nd
with Wil Hurford
mikej 06/May/68 Lead
with Graham Evans
Dave Musgrove 10/Mar/68 -
mikej 13/May/67 Lead

Used a very large jammed knot (Viking No 4) sling as a runner in the widening upper crack.

with Frank Chester
Hidden 03/Jul/66 Lead
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