Rockfax Description
A steep and powerful classic. Climb the fingery lower wall then break left on jugs to power upwards and attack the sloping rail. A difficult rockover/mantel onto the upper slab spits most contestants off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start in the centre of the wall. Move up to the break and from there swing left till a move up can be made to gain the slanting crack in the top overhang. Follow this slightly rightwards to finish with a tricky mantel. Probably worth 6a for the lower moves.

M Boysen 1960

Ticklists: Tonbridge School Sandstone Graded List, Southern Sandstone Rockfax Top 50.

Rob892 13/Jul/17 -

not 5c

naylers 23/Jun/17 TR
naylers 09/Jun/17 TR dnf
Munch 08/Jun/17 TR O/S
merlin138 28/Apr/17 Sent rpt

Boulder start. Repeat ascent.

Hidden 19/Apr/17 Solo O/S
Philoosh 16/Apr/17 Sent x
Greg Jones 15/Oct/16 -
Snowbones 15/Oct/16 Sent O/S
with Greg Jones
Hidden 03/Sep/16 Solo G/U
jonnyplummer 26/Jul/16 TR RP
Greg Jones 08/May/16 Sent x

With sit start.

tom169 ?/May/16 Sent O/S
DampRice ??/2016 TR
Matt Groom 10/Oct/15 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/15 TR RP
bryan61 19/Aug/15 TR
with Mr Cess
DavidRobertson ?/Jul/15 TR RP

Lovely climb, topout is thuggish, spat me off on first attempt, managed to scrape over on the 2nd.

Rob Laird 14/Jun/15 TR dog

Fell at end

with B Sosin
bsparky 01/Nov/14 TR
ardzeiem 01/Nov/14 TR RP
with Ben
James_L88 25/Oct/14 Sent x

Boulder start to break

with Rich Morgan, Kane
Alex N-R 31/Aug/14 Sent β

Boulder start

with Dan
dbottomley 31/Aug/14 Sent
elyben 21/Aug/14 -


Mark Warnett ?/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Caspian Johnson 19/Apr/14 TR O/S
Jack Shewring 15/Mar/14 Sent x
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 18/Aug/13 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
lukehodson 01/Jun/13 TR rpt
with Steve, Mel, Charlotte
elyben 16/May/13 TR dog
Steve Dunton ??/2013 -
Hidden 26/Dec/12 Sent x
Hidden ?/Oct/12 TR RP
Hidden 08/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Sent x
Andrew Pearson 12/Aug/12 -
with steve moore
adam 24 28/Jul/12 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 TR RP
Graham C 27/May/12 TR rpt
with Derek
sparkass 31/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Mike Gardner
strudles 24/Mar/12 TR RP
Hidden ??/2012 -
whitehouse_rhys ??/2012 TR
hailtryfan ?/Nov/11 TR rpt
conorjclarke 22/Oct/11 Sent x
with Dylan Rebois
Hidden 21/Oct/11 -
james.pilbeam 08/Oct/11 TR RP
Hidden ?/Sep/11 TR
ipegg 06/Aug/11 TR
Hidden 06/Aug/11 TR dog
Monk 24/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Pat, finchelata
Graham C 11/May/11 TR rpt
with Derek
Hidden 02/May/11 TR dnf
finchelata 02/May/11 TR RP
with Mark
steve2006 02/Apr/11 TR β

excellent climb although I climbed it clean. I did get help from people below shouting advance and the one bit that stuck made a difference...

just get the left foot on a brake while going over the top mantle!)

timmyhobby ??/2011 TR
JIMJIM ??/2011 TR
with Tex
Hidden ??/2011 TR
keith leonard ??/2011 -
conorjclarke 13/Nov/10 Sent
with Jessica Yang, Jakob JB
Radical-G 09/Oct/10 TR β
Graham C 09/Aug/10 -
cayteye 08/Aug/10 TR dnf
with Paul Highams
tradguy 08/Aug/10 TR rpt
birchboy13 ?/Aug/10 TR
Danny Crump 26/Jul/10 TR dog
RFWilkie 06/Jul/10 TR rpt

2nd try

KarlH 31/May/10 TR dnf

Couldn't mantle the top.

Danny Crump 17/May/10 TR rpt
with Luke Fitz-John
givemetea 25/Apr/10 TR dnf

made it up to the final mantle in one push but couldn't heave myself over it. one to come back for

Hidden 25/Apr/10 TR dnf
dan gibson 25/Apr/10 TR
with anna barnes
Bradbury 23/Apr/10 TR O/S
with Mum
lukehodson 17/Apr/10 TR RP
Simon Bowyer ?/Apr/10 TR dnf

So close... Damn top out again

with Jackie, Nik
Danny Crump 13/Mar/10 TR dnf
vid ??/2010 -
sachichas ??/2010 TR
Si dH 27/Nov/09 Sent x

Just the boulder-problem start

theellis 06/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 28/Jul/09 TR RP
patrickc 28/Jun/09 TR
Listy 01/May/09 TR RP
with Miles Lister
Kyle Rance 06/Apr/09 TR
with Chris Cracknell
riddle 22/Mar/09 TR dog
davidrblakeman ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
davebowes ??/2009 -
olipab121 ??/2009 -
Marti999 26/Sep/08 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 TR O/S
Sean Cunliffe 29/Jun/08 TR O/S

Awsome route and for a short one its rather pumpy on the arms. Loved it and wanna get back on it.

with Tyler
tradguy 24/Feb/08 TR rpt
strapless ??/2008 -
dickie01 ??/2008 -
Rob Grant 04/Nov/07 TR
Hidden 23/Sep/07 TR O/S
Mark Riley 18/Aug/07 TR O/S
with Hely
tradguy 26/Jul/07 TR rpt
dcomeau 10/Jun/07 TR dnf

From bottom holds reached first lip with right hand but didn't make second hold for left. Last climb so tired.

with Nigel Cass
chrisrogers ??/2007 TR
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Nov/06 TR
BoulderMonster 21/Jul/06 -
maybe_si 12/May/06 TR
with Oddjob
Oddjob 12/May/06 TR
with Simon
dan gibson 07/May/06 TR
with AJ
tradguy 18/Apr/06 TR rpt
AJ007 ??/2005 TR
Rokmunky ??/2005 TR
Hidden ??/2005 TR
ellie macpherson 02/Apr/04 Solo

Finish was scarey

with mike henesey
Hidden ??/2004 -
jimjimmyjimjim ??/2004 TR
Hidden ??/2003 TR RP
Brown 09/Sep/01 TR
Mark Stevenson 22/Aug/01 TR O/S
pc1983 ?/Aug/00 TR
Jon Read ??/2000 TR
with Matt Gallagher
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 11/Jun/96 TR RP
goi.ashmore 17/Aug/90 TR O/S
with Andy Joyce
andy gittins ??/1990 -
craig h ??/1989 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1989 TR O/S
craig h ??/1988 TR O/S
with Luke Steer
tradguy 14/Nov/87 TR
Will Webb ??/1987 -
sadams 11/Jan/86 TR dnf
with Aylesbury CC
Rob Davies ??/1983 TR dnf
Gordon Stainforth 25/Jul/82 TR
Gordon Stainforth 14/Mar/82 TR
with David BA Jones, John Kenton
Hidden 01/Jan/82 TR rpt
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with FMC
hodjster ??/1979 -
with Fish
Gordon Stainforth 05/Oct/75 TR
with Bill Wintrip, Nick Gregory
Chris Terrey ??/1974 TR
Martin Bennett ??/1973 -
Martin Bennett ??/1972 -
Martin Bennett ??/1971 -
Martin Bennett ??/1971 -
Martin Bennett ??/1970 -
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