Rockfax Description
The right-trending ramp below the centre of the slab is gained awkwardly (if all else fails try a jump) and climbed via a hard dyno/slap or a harder rock-over. Move up and right to join and finish up Great Slab much more easily. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen (solo) 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Hidden 17/Oct Solo RP
mrteale 17/Oct Solo RP

A couple of go's on TR then soloed without pads. Had a brief scare when I forgot the last move before the big ledge but kept it together.

Hidden 12/Oct Solo dnf
Hidden 17/Sep TR RP
Hidden 22/May Solo O/S
Andy Moles 16/Mar Sent x

As a highball (with an easy solo to top out). f6c to the ledge? Description is odd, gaining the ramp is the easy part and definitely doesn't require a jump.

Hidden 26/Apr/16 Solo RP
Ram MkiV 15/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Louishmouis 10/Feb/16 Solo
with Felix
jacob shieldhouse hadley 03/Oct/15 Solo dnf

did dyno got onto the ramp but was slippy as a fish. and took a big ground fall

with paddy
MischaHY 01/Oct/15 Solo O/S

One tiny pad did not help in the slightest on the terrifying upper moves. So psyched!

harry_lewis 22/Sep/15 Sent x
with Matt Ferrier, Shaun, pete1993, Teappleby, Alex McCann
Teappleby 22/Sep/15 Solo G/U

3rd go today. First after I got the right beta for the upper section.

Jake Young 25/May/15 Solo G/U

Above two pads, best move is the one where you stand on a smear with no handholds then grab your foot and stick it on the high foothold while pigeons circle.

with Alex M, Nick
Nick1812P 25/May/15 Solo G/U

Above pads.

amccann 25/May/15 Solo G/U

Above 2 pads. Still felt like a solo.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR RP
Matthew Ferrier 21/Sep/14 Sent x

Many pads, still got shakey. Not too hard with decent beta.

Teappleby 21/Sep/14 Solo dnf

couldn't get past the first hard rock over with the conditions like they were, might come though with less sun.

mike mo ??/2014 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Ram MkiV 28/Dec/13 Sent rpt
with noaks, Guy
admackie 19/Nov/13 Solo O/S

onsight, thought it was great slab, where's the dyno? perhaps im too tall

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Jill Whittaker, Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker
dannyboy83 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
colin177 06/Oct/12 TR
with James Morley
gingerwolf 02/Jan/12 TR RP
mwatson 17/Oct/11 TR
with shunt
chrishedgehog 25/Apr/11 2nd dog
with S. Hunt
akhughes 14/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Mike Goldthorp 03/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Nice! Tricky moves, fairly powerful for a slab. 1 pad to level out the landing, which I was grateful for. Shame Hairless Heart was wet, would have liked to do the combination

PeteH 02/Mar/11 TR RP

Climbed clean from the first ledge after a few goes. Doubt I will ever solo this. Awesome moves though.

James Oakes 12/Feb/11 Solo G/U

3rd go GU, 3 pads. Awesome route.

Wood for Trees 12/Feb/11 Sent dnf

a relative siege for me and with two pads a lot of fun. Back as soon as it stops raining, very important where you aim for on the dyno

Ed Booth 23/Jan/11 Solo

3rd go. Nearly flashed it.

with Adam Long, Sean Grady
Ram MkiV 26/Nov/10 Solo rpt

highlight of intended active rest solo sesh. no new ticks but good to be doing some moves at height again without suffering terror.

Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
barni 13/Oct/10 Solo dnf

fell off after dyno move. bent finger back on landing so ran away

Pete Graham 14/Apr/10 Solo
C coldwell-storry 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S

above pads.

with rob lay
malx ?/Mar/10 Solo O/S
scott gibson ??/2010 Solo O/S

2007 snow

with james abley
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/09 Solo β

Slim was calling out some help along the first part of the route so can't really call it a pure onsight. I was pretty gripped tbh!

tuftynick ?/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 09/Dec/08 Solo
Dave Bond 09/Dec/08 Solo rpt
Andrew Sloan 15/Jun/08 TR dnf
MYSSAK 17/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Dec/07 Solo dnf
willackers 20/Nov/07 Solo RP

Ground up...

with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker
Hidden 06/Nov/07 Solo O/S
MYSSAK 04/Nov/07 Solo β
Somerset swede basher 18/Oct/07 Solo G/U

Ground up, second attempt (above 3 mats). Did Downhill Racer after clean onsight, Artless was harder.

Alex Mason 07/Oct/07 Solo

decked out first go entering great slab, slightly stung! got back on and found it fine E4 6a.

with K, steve, alex, toby
Ram MkiV 20/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Jake Shaw ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Above a mat although not actually above the mat!

Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 20/Dec/06 Solo O/S
nathanmanc ?/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Ally Smith ??/2006 Solo O/S

Date a guess

bronsonite 26/Nov/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/05 Solo RP
Hidden ?/Nov/05 Solo RP
Ropeboy 15/Feb/05 Solo
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Solo O/S
Dave Bond 16/Mar/03 Solo
with sam
lx ?/Mar/03 Solo

ground up, 2nd go

tuftynick ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Tidy
dan_o_b ??/2002 TR RP
Hidden ?/Nov/00 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/00 TR dnf
Boy ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/98 Solo dnf
Jon Read ?/Jan/98 Solo RP

No mats.

with Tanya Holdsworth
kato'sdad ?/Oct/97 TR
RobSimmo ?/Oct/97 TR
Dave Musgrove 09/Mar/97 2nd β

with Hairless finish

with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/97 Solo RP
switch ??/1997 Solo O/S


Davros the Psyched ??/1996 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 TR
Hidden 21/Aug/94 TR
Stoney Boy 10/Aug/93 Solo
adi bryant ?/May/93 Solo O/S

One of those days when it just seemed to click :]

Hidden 20/Mar/93 TR
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/92 TR

Short but brilliant climbing. Flashed this on the first attempt, then couldn't get off the ground when I tried it a few years later. Finished up GS.

with John Hynes
Hidden 27/Mar/91 TR
craig h 19/May/90 -
Hidden ??/1989 Solo O/S
craig d ??/1988 Solo O/S
Mike Owen 10/Nov/85 Solo RP
with Joe Picalli
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/85 TR
with Kim Greenald
sadams 26/Jun/84 TR
with Pete Herrod
Lone Rider ?/May/84 Solo O/S

Soloed in the days of a little bit of carpet and when it was E4 6a

Andy Stephenson 28/Sep/83 TR
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
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