12m.

Rockfax Description
The left-hand side of the slab is a bold undertaking passing a ledge then two tiny left-facing flakes. Often climbed with side-runners (as high as your conscience allows) at a friendlier E3. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1975

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Ultimate E5 ticklist

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
mmmhumous 21 Jul TR Took a while to figure out the foot work to get from the first flake to the two crimp rails
Took a while to figure out the foot work to get from the first flake to the two crimp rails
buffclimbymatthew 14 Jul TR
Coel Hellier 4 May Lead With side runner (obviously!)
With side runner (obviously!)
The Grist 4 May 2nd
with Coel Hellier
with Coel Hellier
Gambit 21 Mar Lead rpt At last without a side runner, the first of my 10 E5s at 50 project #10e5s@50. Video available at https://youtu.be/q_RDaxWGOnY
with Ethan
At last without a side runner, the first of my 10 E5s at 50 project #10e5s@50. Video available at https://youtu.be/q_RDaxWGOnY
with Ethan
Hidden 18 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
tmawer 13 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
with stephm
with stephm
Hidden 10 Oct, 2018 -
GeorgiePorgie1 8 Oct, 2018 TR and Ryan. Amazing climbing, but don't think I would ever lead this. Did it clean so happy with this.
with Jim Broomhead
and Ryan. Amazing climbing, but don't think I would ever lead this. Did it clean so happy with this.
with Jim Broomhead
CharlieMack 8 Oct, 2018 TR rpt
with Shunt
with Shunt
spidey 7 Oct, 2018 TR O/S
mike smash ?Oct, 2018 TR hard!
hard!
Mischa2912 27 Jul, 2018 Solo RP
Gambit 10 May, 2018 Lead O/S With the side runner
with Dean, Rob Woon, Mark Leicester
With the side runner
with Dean, Rob Woon, Mark Leicester
Hidden 6 Apr, 2018 TR rpt
Andy Peak 1 2 Feb, 2018 TR Rhite hand only.
Rhite hand only.
Andy Peak 1 30 Jan, 2018 Lead G/U Took Three big ish falls from the crux until I relaxed and saw the miny foot hold
Took Three big ish falls from the crux until I relaxed and saw the miny foot hold
themattyshep 29 Jul, 2017 Lead β With a side runner but fairly low so E3 seems reasonable. Cracking moves with a still serious fall out potential on the crux.
With a side runner but fairly low so E3 seems reasonable. Cracking moves with a still serious fall out potential on the crux.
Flavio 16 Jun, 2017 Solo RP
with Paddy McBoulderface
with Paddy McBoulderface
Helen Gibson 26 Apr, 2017 TR O/S
with Graham Hoey
with Graham Hoey
Hidden 22 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
Andy Moles 7 Mar, 2017 Solo RP Physically a good bit easier than Downhill Racer. Feels like if you slipped you might just get away with it, if you hit the big ledge in balance. Not that I'm volunteering to try.
Physically a good bit easier than Downhill Racer. Feels like if you slipped you might just get away with it, if you hit the big ledge in balance. Not that I'm volunteering to try.
Graeme Hammond 25 Jan, 2017 Lead RP With Side Runner at E3 (or less?). Good moves and whilst I didn't fancy a broken ankle I got NO sense of achievement as it is felt a bit like a cop out but not keen to do it properly either.
With Side Runner at E3 (or less?). Good moves and whilst I didn't fancy a broken ankle I got NO sense of achievement as it is felt a bit like a cop out but not keen to do it properly either.
RM199 25 Jan, 2017 TR RP
Hidden 25 Jan, 2017 TR
mshorter 24 Jan, 2017 Solo
with tom
with tom
tom russell 24 Jan, 2017 Solo RP
JimHolmes69 13 Mar, 2016 Lead RP Did with the side runner first; then without, didn't make much difference.
Did with the side runner first; then without, didn't make much difference.
AndyPratt88 13 Mar, 2016 2nd
Ram MkiV 15 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S Backed off this in the past too. Quite nervy on the feet.
Backed off this in the past too. Quite nervy on the feet.
Hidden 25 Oct, 2015 Solo rpt
Hidden 14 Oct, 2015 TR O/S
Pete Rigby 29 Aug, 2015 Lead RP used a side runner
with Kelli Roberts
used a side runner
with Kelli Roberts
clams ?Aug, 2015 TR
Pete_Frost 11 Jul, 2015 TR O/S Nice climbing, but not worth dying for. Easily fluffed on the friction moves to get the "arete", and then again half way up the "arete".
with David Hayward
Nice climbing, but not worth dying for. Easily fluffed on the friction moves to get the "arete", and then again half way up the "arete".
with David Hayward
CharlieMack 16 Apr, 2015 TR O/S
Nick1812P 11 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S at E3 with side runner
at E3 with side runner
Jake Young 11 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Maddie 4 Jan, 2015 TR O/S Very surprised how easy this was especially after trying downhill racer. Almost convinced to solo it. Might do at some point. Good handholds, bad feet
with Alun, remus, Dennis999
Very surprised how easy this was especially after trying downhill racer. Almost convinced to solo it. Might do at some point. Good handholds, bad feet
with Alun, remus, Dennis999
M_Robinson 13 Dec, 2014 TR rpt
with Ian Robinson
with Ian Robinson
benw681 ?Dec, 2014 TR O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden 28 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
petegunn 28 Oct, 2014 Lead
Hidden 2 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S get in! please don't top rope these routes.
get in! please don't top rope these routes.
dannyboy83 5 Jun, 2014 Solo RP Easy after a top-rope
Easy after a top-rope
mike mo ??, 2014 2nd
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 6 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 31 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S Finally got stuck into this one. Its not as bad as i thought. Cool sequence!
Finally got stuck into this one. Its not as bad as i thought. Cool sequence!
mickyv33 28 Apr, 2013 TR O/S
Dennis999 28 Apr, 2013 TR dog
Hidden 28 Apr, 2013 Solo RP
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 Solo β
Hidden 23 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 6 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S With E3 side runner in
With E3 side runner in
Jen 'Banksy' Banks ?Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?Mar, 2013 Solo O/S Unnecessary levels of danger...
with Jill Whittaker, Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker
Unnecessary levels of danger...
with Jill Whittaker, Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker
joese7en 23 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S side runner, no spice no ring sting
side runner, no spice no ring sting
madasten 14 Oct, 2012 TR O/S
Martin Cooper 15 Jul, 2012 TR O/S Great. Felt alright on top rope- would I lead it? (even with siderunner?)Thumb sprags useful twice
with Stan
Great. Felt alright on top rope- would I lead it? (even with siderunner?)Thumb sprags useful twice
with Stan
Ed morris 16 Oct, 2011 Lead RP Should really have soloed it. Felt very solid on the lead with a low side runner.
with ewan
Should really have soloed it. Felt very solid on the lead with a low side runner.
with ewan
John_Hat 20 Aug, 2011 Lead RP With side runner - which wasn't high enough to stop me taking a fall bad enough that I heard indrawn breath from the group 50ft away! Got it clean second go...
With side runner - which wasn't high enough to stop me taking a fall bad enough that I heard indrawn breath from the group 50ft away! Got it clean second go...
chrishedgehog 25 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with S. Hunt
with S. Hunt
Brown 19 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt with high side runner
with high side runner
Mike Goldthorp 3 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S Much easier moves but a lot more serious than Artless. Very positive holds and a cool high foot step, steady away!
Much easier moves but a lot more serious than Artless. Very positive holds and a cool high foot step, steady away!
Dan Mckinlay ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Side runner E3 5c
Side runner E3 5c
Andrew Barker 21 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S Far less scary than Great Slab! It didn't help that my right shoulder felt like it might pop near the top.
with Tom Lyons
Far less scary than Great Slab! It didn't help that my right shoulder felt like it might pop near the top.
with Tom Lyons
highlux 26 Nov, 2010 Solo RP Top roped with grigri three times, then soloed. Right after doing Great Slab & Hairless Heart. Perfect day.
Top roped with grigri three times, then soloed. Right after doing Great Slab & Hairless Heart. Perfect day.
akhughes 2 Nov, 2010 Solo O/S took advantage of good conditions in the morning before the rain came. Awesome but pretty scary. would be rubbish if toproped first.
took advantage of good conditions in the morning before the rain came. Awesome but pretty scary. would be rubbish if toproped first.
Hidden ?Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27 Oct, 2010 Solo not OS as led years before with the side runner
with Tom Bridgeland
not OS as led years before with the side runner
with Tom Bridgeland
Hidden 5 Aug, 2010 TR rpt
jowgli 28 Jun, 2010 Solo RP couple of top rope goes before soloing it. maybe not ethically cosher but i like my legs
couple of top rope goes before soloing it. maybe not ethically cosher but i like my legs
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
Boy 6 Dec, 2009 -
with Iain Farrar, Adam , Nige Kershaw
with Iain Farrar, Adam , Nige Kershaw
JulesV 20 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S With side runner - but not sure it would have protected crux! E4?
with dave evans
With side runner - but not sure it would have protected crux! E4?
with dave evans
mic_b 18 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S With side runner
With side runner
Rachel Slater 27 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
with Stuart Walker, Tony Walker
with Stuart Walker, Tony Walker
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 2 May, 2009 Solo RP Got scarred and rescued on the onsight, just faffing tho, the move was easy! Got it 2nd go no prob's.
Got scarred and rescued on the onsight, just faffing tho, the move was easy! Got it 2nd go no prob's.
markhilton 13 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 3 Apr, 2009 Solo RP Led with side runner first
with Aly and Siddle
Led with side runner first
with Aly and Siddle
Misha 21 Mar, 2009 Lead rpt Second time I've done this with a side runner. Felt easy but still wouldn't solo it...
Second time I've done this with a side runner. Felt easy but still wouldn't solo it...
koopa ??, 2009 TR
liamoloughlin ?Nov, 2008 Solo RP Worth E5 due to fall potential. Moves are not that hard as I did it clean first time. Worth trying the onsight for the proficient.
Worth E5 due to fall potential. Moves are not that hard as I did it clean first time. Worth trying the onsight for the proficient.
Brian Rodgers 11 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S With side runner placed from the ledge.
with Ian Bruce
With side runner placed from the ledge.
with Ian Bruce
JasonG ?Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with PaulW
with PaulW
PennyL 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Put in side runners making it E3...
Put in side runners making it E3...
Misha 28 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Side runner below the first bush in the crack to the left.
Side runner below the first bush in the crack to the left.
bridget143 19 Jun, 2008 2nd dog
with Dave Childs
with Dave Childs
gethin_allen ?Jun, 2008 2nd O/S wouldn't have wanted to lead it.
wouldn't have wanted to lead it.
v.jester 17 Mar, 2008 Solo RP
Sean Kelly ??, 2008 TR
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead side runner
side runner
alaan 17 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S With side runners placed from the ledge.
with Aly
With side runners placed from the ledge.
with Aly
MYSSAK 4 Nov, 2007 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 6 Oct, 2007 Solo RP Led twice with a side runner then soloed.
Led twice with a side runner then soloed.
steveb2006 23 Sep, 2007 Lead CC aspirant weekend, with Phillipa?
CC aspirant weekend, with Phillipa?
thrutch 9 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S Graded 6a in my books but felt like easy 5c.
with helen
Graded 6a in my books but felt like easy 5c.
with helen
Dohnny_Jawes 19 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 2007 Lead
nathanmanc 18 Feb, 2007 Lead RP
steve taylor ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hidden 2 Dec, 2006 TR O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 29 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with Chico
with Chico
Ally Smith ??, 2006 Lead O/S Using skyhooks as gear. Date a guess
with Oli
Using skyhooks as gear. Date a guess
with Oli
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S With side runner - E3
With side runner - E3
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 Solo β
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2003 TR
beermonkey ?Mar, 2003 2nd
with Mr Binks
with Mr Binks
shoulders 11 May, 2002 Lead e3 SIDE RUNNER
with joules
e3 SIDE RUNNER
with joules
John Marsland 3 Jun, 2001 TR
steveb2006 20 May, 2001 Lead With side runner (E3). Consider a solo of Great Slab after but best not push it (as I once did)
with Pete Carter
With side runner (E3). Consider a solo of Great Slab after but best not push it (as I once did)
with Pete Carter
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead β
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2000 Lead O/S E3 version
with Joy
E3 version
with Joy
Hidden 1 May, 1998 TR
ellis ?Feb, 1998 Lead O/S Side runner
with Rondy Salter
Side runner
with Rondy Salter
EddieA 7 Jun, 1997 TR dog With 2 rests. Possibly the only route I've ever top-roped outdoors. Not much satisfaction in this kind of thing for me but recognize its the best way to push my grades so should do more!
with Simon W
With 2 rests. Possibly the only route I've ever top-roped outdoors. Not much satisfaction in this kind of thing for me but recognize its the best way to push my grades so should do more!
with Simon W
Hidden 16 May, 1997 TR
Dave Musgrove 9 Mar, 1997 Lead With Side Runner.
with Sam Dew, Dave Musgrove Jnr
With Side Runner.
with Sam Dew, Dave Musgrove Jnr
Hidden ??, 1997 TR
Davros the Psyched ??, 1996 Solo O/S
Laramadness 8 Oct, 1995 2nd O/S
steveb2006 23 May, 1995 Lead
with Beryl Strike
with Beryl Strike
Hidden 20 Jun, 1994 Lead
steveb2006 14 Jun, 1994 Lead
with Corine Eade
with Corine Eade
Duncan Bourne 8 May, 1994 2nd
with E Allcock
with E Allcock
mattnuttall 10 Mar, 1994 Solo O/S
OMSKB ??, 1994 TR
Mick King 16 Oct, 1993 TR O/S
with Simon Walsh
with Simon Walsh
Jon Read ?Aug, 1993 Solo rpt
Hidden 9 May, 1993 2nd rpt
IanD353 ?Mar, 1993 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1993 TR O/S
Craig Barton ??, 1993 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1993 TR O/S
craig d ??, 1993 -
Cowflinger ?Jun, 1992 TR
with sharpie
with sharpie
steveb2006 14 May, 1992 Lead
with Brian Hamilton
with Brian Hamilton
Hidden ?Mar, 1992 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1992 2nd
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead
Hidden 10 Jul, 1991 TR dog
whispering nic 26 Jan, 1991 2nd
with Graham Iles
with Graham Iles
craig h 21 Oct, 1990 -
Hidden 18 Mar, 1990 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??, 1990 - side runner
with Aidy Poll, Unsy
side runner
with Aidy Poll, Unsy
Seymore Butt ??, 1990 TR
with Roy
with Roy
Andy Farnell ??, 1990 Solo O/S Date a rough guess
Date a rough guess
gordonday ??, 1990 TR O/S
steveb2006 5 May, 1989 Lead With side runners as before
with Simon White
With side runners as before
with Simon White
phardman 22 Feb, 1989 Solo RP
phardman 19 Feb, 1989 2nd Lead with side runner
Lead with side runner
Rich Kirby ??, 1989 Lead O/S Side runners as was the behaviour of the day ...back in the day.
Side runners as was the behaviour of the day ...back in the day.
AB1965 9 May, 1988 Lead
goi.ashmore 29 Apr, 1988 Solo RP Backed off loads of times before, done in about 4 seconds with no-one else at the crag.
Backed off loads of times before, done in about 4 seconds with no-one else at the crag.
steveb2006 19 Apr, 1988 Lead Side runners
with Simon Mee
Side runners
with Simon Mee
Neil R 20 Sep, 1987 TR
with AIH
with AIH
steveb2006 10 Aug, 1987 TR
Michael Hood 26 Jul, 1987 Lead With a side runner so only E3 but was given 6a at the time.
With a side runner so only E3 but was given 6a at the time.
Billg 14 Mar, 1987 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
with Dave Gregory
Hidden ??, 1987 Lead O/S
Carl Hamer ??, 1987 TR RP
Hidden 2 Nov, 1986 Lead
Neil McA 11 Oct, 1986 Lead O/S The E3 version with a side runner (as described at the time)
with Duncan Tunstall, Martin Wilson
The E3 version with a side runner (as described at the time)
with Duncan Tunstall, Martin Wilson
Chris Ellis 8 Jun, 1986 2nd
with Andy Barker
with Andy Barker
Adrian Gostick 4 May, 1986 -
Hidden 12 Apr, 1986 Lead
daviesxxx ?Apr, 1986 - Side runners!
Side runners!
Tom V ??, 1986 -
mark mcgowan01 ??, 1986 -
Hidden ??, 1986 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Dec, 1985 Lead
Rick51 24 Jun, 1985 TR
steveb2006 16 Jun, 1985 Lead With side runner
with Mervyn Dudley
With side runner
with Mervyn Dudley
Dave Musgrove 12 Jun, 1985 - I used a side runner but led it comfortably enough. Would I have done so without it? We'll never know.
with Andy Nicholson
I used a side runner but led it comfortably enough. Would I have done so without it? We'll never know.
with Andy Nicholson
UKB Shark 10 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S with side runners
with Mark Mitchell
with side runners
with Mark Mitchell
Hidden 17 Mar, 1985 Lead
charlesmfrench 4 Nov, 1984 TR O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 1984 Lead
steveb2006 1 Jul, 1984 2nd dog Side runner used (by the leader!)
with unknown
Side runner used (by the leader!)
with unknown
sadams 26 Jun, 1984 Lead With Side runner E3
with Pete Herrod
With Side runner E3
with Pete Herrod
Steve Lewis 14 Apr, 1984 Solo
Mike Owen 1 Apr, 1984 2nd β
with John Peake
with John Peake
stp 28 Mar, 1984 Lead Done with side runner in crack on L - thus E3. I think I fell a couple of times too.
Done with side runner in crack on L - thus E3. I think I fell a couple of times too.
Hidden 10 Mar, 1984 2nd
Andy Stephenson 28 Sep, 1983 TR
Hidden 24 Sep, 1983 TR
Mark Kemball 3 Oct, 1982 Lead
with Andy Gittins
with Andy Gittins
Andy Nicholson ?May, 1982 Lead O/S
with Chez
with Chez
mark-abz 8 Sep, 1981 TR
with Andy W
with Andy W
Mark Kemball 12 Oct, 1980 Lead Side runners (as everyone did then) a number of falls on previous occasions.
with Bill McKee
Side runners (as everyone did then) a number of falls on previous occasions.
with Bill McKee
hodjster ?Sep, 1980 Lead O/S side runner
with Tony Burden
side runner
with Tony Burden
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??, 1980 Lead
nbotting ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1980 Solo
DonnyDave 10 Jun, 1979 TR
Chris Terrey ??, 1979 TR
petemeads ?May, 1978 Lead O/S Siderunner (not too high) but onsight. Happy to claim E3!
Siderunner (not too high) but onsight. Happy to claim E3!
andy gittins ??, 1978 Lead O/S with sides
with sides
Mark Kemball 23 Oct, 1977 Lead dnf Side runners, 2 falls.
Side runners, 2 falls.
Hidden 15 Oct, 1977 TR
Hidden 15 Oct, 1977 TR
Steve Lewis 12 Aug, 1977 -
with sharpie
with sharpie
Mark Kemball 17 Apr, 1977 Lead dnf
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