Rockfax Description
A compelling line with great climbing. Head steeply to a jug then pull on a couple of finger-jams gains good holds and the base of the wide upper crack. This proves to be awkward, although hidden holds out left help. Low in the grade but pretty pumpy. © Rockfax

FFA. John Syrett 1973. In 1955 the mighty Whillans used a machine nut for aid.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Top 50 Peak Cracks, UK road to wide crack mastery, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Gus 11/Nov/17 2nd
climberchristy 05/Nov/17 Lead rpt

Lovely route. Glad to do it again.

with LMS
LMS 05/Nov/17 2nd rpt

As before ..wish I was better!! tried for the lead but couldn't manage so followed Christy up, still tough. Another one on the list to try again...Great route.

kermit_uk 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S

This has never ever seen E2. Felt a good bit harder than pedestal but quite a bit easier than routes such as hen cloud eliminate. Top HVS soft E1?

CharlieMack 25/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Sarah adkin, Joe Salter
Chriswallis2 15/Oct/17 Lead rpt
with Mike W
Q.Estelles 15/Oct/17 Lead β

Good climbing. I guess the lower part gives grade E2

with adam088
adam088 15/Oct/17 2nd dog
with Quico
Gordon W 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Great route with two contrasting halves

bryan61 06/Oct/17 Lead O/S

e1 I think

with kevin
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23/Sep/17 -
with Lewis Williams
markvaughan 20/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Fun climb, perfect chicken wing rest half way up (although so comfortable it's difficult to leave)

DavidMcK 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Very good route, low E2 in my opinion.

Michael Morrell 02/Sep/17 2nd dog
Mark Duncan 31/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Great gear, great climb and very pumpy! Had to take time to de-pump properly, as not to drop it. A bit stiff for HVS and not E2, so E1 probably about right.

with Morello
samrad 28/Aug/17 -
JDSwain 28/Aug/17 2nd
with Sam Radcliffe
Graham C 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S

[in Tennies] James wanted lead his first E1, we skipped E1 and put him on this, he did it easily.

James_Fletcher 20/Aug/17 Lead G/U

First lead at this grade. Had a fall early on, started again and flashed it.

Adam Long 14/Aug/17 Solo
Adam Long 12/Aug/17 Lead

Hard bit is lower than I expected.

with Char Williams
Tom_Shill 10/Aug/17 Lead

Eastern Grit gives E1! Pumpy, but not that hard once I'd figured the moves out. Face holds were the key.

TomKingston 07/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/17 2nd rpt
Georgie25 05/Aug/17 2nd
Keith Swainson 05/Aug/17 Lead RP

Great stuff. Gutted to muff/misread the start/finger crack sequence 1st go. ***

tonanf ?/Aug/17 -
LMS 23/Jul/17 2nd

what a great route!.. wish i was a little better to lead this! one slip off first time but got it afterwards. very enjoyable but pretty tiring!!

climberchristy 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Wow! What a great route! Climbs so much better than it looks from below. Loved this!

with LMS
chrisbrown2050 06/Jul/17 2nd dnf

Jack made this look easy. It wasn't. I couldn't get more than 2m off the ground. Nina climbed instead and cleaned the gear

with Jack PCC
Hidden 06/Jul/17 2nd dog
Droyd 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Lovely and varied, but a bit of a gift at the grade - pushy 5b climbing in the lower half but bomber finger and hand jams (and gear), then HVS-ish udging/face climbing (at least with #3 and 4 cams and some armbar skills)

with Jimmy
TonyF 18/Jun/17 -
Jmpollard 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Very good climbing, didn't have a guide and decided to just have a go, thought it looked about HVS from the bottom!

with Tom Penny
Hidden 28/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/17 2nd β
Hidden 13/May/17 Lead G/U
Theeni 13/May/17 2nd rpt
with Mike Dudley
mattlyons 29/Apr/17 2nd
with Josh Willson, Sam Clarke
cragsman9000 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Neil
Mike505 23/Apr/17 Lead G/U

I'm going to hazard a guess that the polish has made this route harder with age? Once the initial crux was out of the way the rest is pretty straight forward, and the while route is absolutely brilliant. The polish at the start meant I took a different sequence than I would have done had it not been there.

eb202 23/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Michael
Hidden 20/Apr/17 Lead β
Hidden 05/Apr/17 Lead O/S
mike mo 05/Apr/17 2nd
with alan monks, Alan Monks
Afell ?/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 25/Mar/17 Lead
with Robin Casey
admackie 05/Jan/17 Lead O/S

this is a well cool route, very pleased to get up it

with Ardo
Ardo 05/Jan/17 2nd O/S
Guy Bennell ??/2017 2nd
Joshwillson ??/2017 -
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Jack2222 ??/2017 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2017 -
Dominic Green 11/Dec/16 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 11/Dec/16 Lead
phil64 28/Oct/16 Lead
with phil baker
Neil McA 09/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Andy Perkins
Rory_Cummings_NI 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Ian
thejunglist 03/Oct/16 Lead O/S

1st E2

with Timmy G
Hidden 30/Sep/16 Lead
john lynch 21/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Really fun, butch climbing.

with Bethan D
keithpeck 03/Sep/16 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull 03/Aug/16 -
with aiden
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead dnf
Dan Vaj 29/Jul/16 TR O/S

A good route to lead

SDM 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Didn't have a guidebook and thought I was on an HVS... didn't feel any harder than any of the HVSs we did that day. One slightly awkward pull but bomber gear and the crux is from a good rest.

with Rich
RFWilkie 29/May/16 Lead O/S
JEP 26/May/16 Lead
morganator 04/May/16 Lead
with Brian McAlinden
soph 01/May/16 2nd rpt
with Gosia Lipinski
charley 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Wasn't expecting to get far on this after 6 days of climbing but it drew me in.. There was a bit of seepage on the bottom half so a few of the jams were wet but luckily they were all pretty solid, one felt a bit insecure. Lovely route with great jams,solid off width moves & more gear than I expected.

with Jack
ferdia 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 20/Mar/16 2nd
with Ferdia
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
dprctr 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Face climbed the wide bit. ... pumpy route.

Hidden 27/Feb/16 TR dnf
Hidden ??/2016 Lead rpt
David_Gledson 19/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Alan
Scott Quinn 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S

good ol'bit of fun!

Tom.Priestley 04/Oct/15 Lead G/U

Fell on a Hex due to crap sequence on the crux then came back down and did it again. Yo-Yo cuz I'm cool like that. Massive cams (bigger than camalot 3) are not necessary as there are wires in the back of the crack but take them if you've got them!

DavidPC 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie Lilley
tom_lewis89 23/Sep/15 2nd

had to rest on the rope in order to take a walked-in cam out.

with Marcin
Hidden 18/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/15 2nd O/S
pearson9596 23/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Mark Condon
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
nige pacer 29/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Mike Lea
Louishmouis 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with finn
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd
Mark Stevenson 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S

great route!

Flavio 16/May/15 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 16/May/15 2nd dog
with Flavio
Hidden 14/May/15 Lead G/U
Nick Wallis 13/May/15 Lead dog

2 rests - pumpy!

with Mark Whitworth
Cake 30/Apr/15 Lead O/S

E1 I think. Quality. I actually did some proper off-width moves.

with Ian Murray, John Cooper
rurp 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Powerful to break, well protected

with Mark
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
bigdrew 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Dunc Frish, Ian Milward
Haydn Jones 31/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/15 Lead rpt
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hannes B 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Neil C
morganator 02/Nov/14 2nd
with Ross Mckerchar
adam 24 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Stuart Johnston 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
quiffhanger 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Jon M
amccann 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
harry_lewis 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
WB 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Lukem6 26/Oct/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd dog
markalmack 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

on wills' gear

with will-i-am-old-as-fuck, little tom
Nick Russell 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

I was expecting this to be worse than it was. E1, though high in the grade for the start. Probably easier than Chequer's Crack at any rate.

with Jamie R
robertmctague 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Good route. Perhaps more like HVS/E1. Shame it had to piss it down afterwards.

zcsharp 25/Oct/14 2nd

Really good route, hopefully I can lead it another time.

Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
robgixer 12/Oct/14 Lead dog
ian d f 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
Lukem6 10/Oct/14 TR RP
with Elliot
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd dog
Lukem6 26/Sep/14 Lead dnf
Rachel Slater 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

Rested to get the gear out when seconding years ago.

gazfellows 21/Sep/14 Lead

Wicked route.

with Nic, Billy
tim newton 21/Sep/14 2nd rpt
madasten 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Nicola, Gaz
Robb Bert 07/Sep/14 2nd
WillDoyle 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 04/Aug/14 2nd rpt
MrBIond 11/Jul/14 2nd
mrteale 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
JBO 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
sparkass 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

E1. A lot more pleasant than it looks.

with Emerson Clark
Wil Treasure 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
stuart34 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Loosie
funsized 19/May/14 Lead dog

took a teeny rest after the first section. shagged after 4 days straight.

with Ben Ochner
Mr Messy 04/May/14 Lead rpt

No.1 son belaying

with No.1 son, Sam, Jimmy, Cath
Jimmy Hyland 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
Chriswallis2 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Mr Messy 13/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Jason
Hidden 11/Apr/14 AltLd
belay bunny turned bad 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Mark w
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd dog
Teappleby 24/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Calum Harvey
charvey 24/Mar/14 2nd dnf

spent an hour belaying then was too cold to do more than the first few moves. It was an impressive lead from the Tom nonetheless.

jshields 16/Mar/14 2nd
with Mike Lea, Paul Tretheway
PaulTanton 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Great route. Top tip, dont get into the chimney, lay-back it. It's quite easy really.

Rhys Macallister 09/Mar/14 2nd
mike mo ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Ollie B 15/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with T.Ripley
Martin Bagshaw 02/Nov/13 Lead dog

Dogged the lower section, blaming some wet and lack of arms. Worth it for the offwidth though

Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Rollo 29/Sep/13 2nd dog

Slipped due tpo lack of concentration and lichen. Annoying

with Kirill
Kirill 29/Sep/13 Lead β

Good route. I seconded it with the help of a tight rope in 2009. Nice to be able to lead it cleanly. First grit E1. Perhaps now time to revisit The Grogan and Terazza Crack. Life would feel almost complete.

with Roly
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Lev 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with bleggs
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Sweet route, employs every style of crack hold from fingers, ring locks, hands, fists, arm bars and chicken wings (almost in that order)!

pearson9596 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Hiscox
fabricio 11/Aug/13 Lead β

Climbed the first half with all gear already placed by Shaun.

with Shaun
ashtond6 10/Aug/13 Lead

incredible route!

alp79 10/Aug/13 2nd

Great route, hard start, fun offwidth, lovely climbing to top

LJC 27/Jul/13 Lead dnf

Too hot to climb and lots of butterflies hiding in the shade of the upper crack. Rapped for gear.

with Little Ben, Theo
ian storey 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with tom martin
Brannock 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Ohh the shame.

MPSBunny 16/Jun/13 2nd dog

John led competently to the crack then after a bit of squirming decided he wasn't going to get any gear and that the stuff below behind a loose block wasn't good enough to gamble on and called Robby and Herbert to through him down a top rope. I found the start pretty steep and tiring and needed a couple of rests. However I was able to get up the squeeze chimney without assistance from the rope which I was pleased with.

Dibdawg 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Nate
markfairbank 25/May/13 Lead dog

Tough start shut me down initially, higher wide crack is a handful!

Anne Gumbley 25/May/13 2nd dog
PeteH 12/May/13 Lead O/S
Glenn Sutcliffe 28/Apr/13 Lead
with Charl
helenstuart 20/Apr/13 2nd β
with Mike
climbinmunkey 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

Fell at the finger crack. Found the guidebook a sandbag as jamming is not required! Rest of the climb bold juggy and great!

with Helen
deacondeacon 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Think the description of 'solid for the grade' is a little out. Perhaps it used to get E1. Nice route and very safe, could prove to be a good first E2 for someone.

Rob Laird ??/2013 2nd dog
Alex@home 02/Dec/12 Lead dog

always annoying not being able to repeat something that you've done clean before

with The Doctor
a13x 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Harle, Matthew Keeves
Neil McA 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt
with Greg Cunningham
Matt Harle 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Brannock 21/Oct/12 2nd

Tried to lead, gave up at base of the big crack. Soft E2 probably fair.

Martin Haworth 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt
James Oswald 16/Oct/12 Lead O/S

This was a really cool route. The bottom has pumpy moves between good rests. The move into the big crack is hard, followed by the first move up it. Took a long while to commit to the move in the offwidth up to where the hand jams come. Ended up laybacking. Cool route.

with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 16/Oct/12 2nd dog

Aided on a nut after getting desperately pumped trying to warm my frozen hands. At least I got further than last time...

Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tallsop 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Dave Saxby
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
richiebongo 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Gwen Thomson
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
yarrow 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Coops_13 06/Sep/12 Lead dog

So pumped.

Nick1812P 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 14/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd dog
Jack.H.92 26/May/12 Lead O/S
elCapitano 13/May/12 Lead


with Henry
Theeni 13/May/12 2nd
with Ian Sutcliffe
M_W_Court 13/May/12 Lead
with Dave Luke
Peakpdr 21/Mar/12 -
harold walmsley 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt

First instalment of wide cracks campaign. Climbed with big cams which made the upper section more relaxing than usual. Despite selecting "!Clean no falls, actually fell off a greasy part of the lower crack on first go but no falls on actual ascent. The "(dogged)" option does not really describe the ascent.

with Colin Struthers
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
maddy.c ??/2012 -
Sophie Nunn 03/Dec/11 2nd dog
with Dave
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S
tom.e 06/Nov/11 Lead β
with Malcolm
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden 21/Oct/11 Lead dog
mark20 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S


JRae 19/Oct/11 Lead

Feels much nicer on the lead. Good route!

bencoope 15/Oct/11 AltLd
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Hidden 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Hard start but top crack wasn't as bad as i expected.

with Andy Turner
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
Jonesy_A 27/Jul/11 2nd dog
with NJSharp
davewsargent 27/Jul/11 2nd dog
with paul
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Lead dog
al99 02/Jul/11 2nd rpt
centurion05 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

E1, gear and rests all over it.

with benji
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Neil McA 03/May/11 Lead rpt
with Stan
thomasadixon 27/Apr/11 Lead β

Wussed out first go, then led it with Mike's gear in...I'd already put gear in up to the crux. Good route.

with Mike
Ben1983 02/Apr/11 Lead β

six years ish after I got beaten off.

Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with loundsy
pie_eater_pete 25/Mar/11 Lead
JRae 23/Mar/11 2nd
with P Latham
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Keendan 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Danstephens 19/Mar/11 2nd dog
tebs 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

A tough route for me. Pumpy start to the finger locking crux, awkward to get into. Then easier but not enough for me to recover completely until the great rest in the offwidth. Fun if brutal climbing.

with Mike
cymjt ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
MNA123 ??/2011 -


mwatson ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
highlux 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S


with Pete Hart
PeteH 13/Dec/10 2nd O/S


Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
llamaglama 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Jam
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Si dH 06/Nov/10 Lead dog

One fall then started again from ground and had one rest. Should have had it first go really but foot slipped. Felt like 5c.

with Mark Derby
Andrew Sloan 29/Oct/10 2nd dog
Martin Haworth 29/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Andy
Jonathan Hall 15/Oct/10 Lead

Good bouldery start then offwidth up top, shame it started raining half way up, definately made the top out spicy!

tim newton 10/Oct/10 2nd dog

ignored the obvious crux jams and tried to do some weird layback type move which i fell off from. in my opinion not worth e2 though it is sustained

with dan shacklock
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Dave Foster 08/Aug/10 Lead β

Solid at the E1 grade! Soft E2. Wanted to onsight this for a while but watched Si go up it spewing lots of expletives and beta. Quite glad in the end. Really good route.

with Andy
ojp 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Si
Tony Holdsworth 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with max
Tony Holdsworth 05/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
andrea83 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Hard work but good. Manged to stay on but felt like I could fall on a few occasions.

Graeme Hammond 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
tatz45 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. Hard for E1, Easy for E2 but great climbing whatever you grade it.

with Chris Pembroke
ig248 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 Lead
gordonday 05/May/10 Lead dog
with clive
JPGR 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 10/Apr/10 2nd
with loundsy
drcorbasisgod 28/Mar/10 Lead RP
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Drew M ??/2010 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2010 2nd O/S
with Andy S
Richard Horn 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
AlistairB 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
Pete Graham 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 28/Sep/09 Lead
with Tim Raffle
david morse 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S


with Ewan
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd dog
Rachel Slater 27/Sep/09 2nd dog

had to take on rope to remove one damn annoying friend. climbing wasn't difficult

with Alex Cannon
gnc760 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Solid E1 5b. No more than one star after the 'beach' hold at half height. Freaked me out!

with James Kay
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/09 2nd rpt
metal arms 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
James Oakes 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

My 1st E2 which i placed the gear on, the route seemed over after the initial hard section.

Bill Lawrence 06/Sep/09 Lead β
with alex mason, oaksi2
peter myers ?/Sep/09 2nd dog
with Steven Fortune
Rob Grant ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Lead
cem 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Kirill 23/Aug/09 2nd dog
Ketu 21/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Got pumped just before rest in big crack so rested on gear, then it rained so got lowered off.

with Nigel
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead
gregoritos 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S

done it before

with Paul Mainwood
Hidden 24/Apr/09 2nd
simonp ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nicki Hearne
Hidden 18/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
nige 15/Mar/09 2nd
with mark hounslea
Brown 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Henry
hamish2016 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
vvanhinsbergh 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Ian Parnell ?/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Matt Heason
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Sarah
tommytwotone 20/Sep/08 2nd
with Matt Pidgen
jcurley 17/Sep/08 2nd dog
al99 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S

This is not E2, there is a good rest at half height and big jugs after the crux. A few larger cams make it easily protectable as well. The finger crack was pretty gresy!!

with James Whitlock
jw231 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Al Benson
dave o 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
datoon 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with S
IanJackson 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S

I found the crux hard work, but well protected. My fingers didnt fit the crack very well(too small) making it feel more 5c. to much protection and to many rests to give it E2.

with Adam1973
morganator 27/May/08 2nd
with James Hall
Castleclimber 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Julian Mowbray 25/May/08 2nd dog
with Richard
riddle 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Hale
jonnyboy 11/May/08 Lead rpt

Fell from the crux and retuned to ground

with Graham Armitage
garethb ?/May/08 2nd dog
mel holmes 10/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Tony Reed
Rich Guest 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Increadibly steady ascent. Expected much more hardship. Recently back from Joshua Tree might explain why and I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting a taster of what's on offer over there.

Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan ??/2008 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
joe larner 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Rachel S 27/Oct/07 2nd
with Richard K
Alex Mason 27/Sep/07 Lead

After 2 previous attempts last year with multiple foot pings and severe pumpage, cruised it today in heavy rain.

Hidden 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Stig 15/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Chris
Oliver Sherman 05/Aug/07 Lead dog

E2... that explains a lot!

with Sophie Whyte
chrishedgehog ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with James Rees
gregoritos ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John Hall
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
Stig 11/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead
doug s 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Brian
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
victim of mathematics 10/Mar/07 2nd dog
Nicos 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
skelf ?/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Johnny Dawes
Martin Haworth ?/Oct/06 Lead β
with Andy
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Andrew Sloan 30/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Tony Ball
Mr Wild 31/May/06 TR O/S

bit much for a lead with only 3 under me belt

with Grindey
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead
Garan 02/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Colder hands. Dirty crack. Good Route.

with Duncan Frisch
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 2nd rpt
Boy ??/2006 -
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead β
with gaz
Neil Ireson ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Guy R
Hidden 08/May/05 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

salvaged the day somewhat after the year's big failure on the rasp

with Alex Mason
Stefan 07/Nov/04 TR O/S
with Chris
Smelly Fox ?/Sep/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/04 2nd dnf
Hidden 06/May/04 Lead
nickdonohue ?/May/04 Lead
with Joe Brown
feilx ??/2004 -
Hidden 13/Nov/03 Lead RP
sadams 12/Oct/03 -
with Eric Hildrew
Dave Bond 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
ArnaudG ?/May/03 2nd

Seconded after backing off from the mase of the chimney crack

with Jon
shoulders 11/May/02 Lead
with claire, tanya, joules
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Mar/02 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??/2002 2nd
with Dave Fooks
Gus ??/2002 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Hidden 06/May/00 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 09/Jun/99 Lead
CrashMat Rob 05/Apr/99 TR

bought new shoes from outside when we got to the crag found I got odd sizes

with Nicky
Billg ?/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Nikki Palfrey
Hidden 26/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/97 Lead
CrashMat Rob 26/Oct/96 2nd

Matt lead this

with Matt Thompson, Karen
Hidden 14/Jan/96 Lead dog
rob.grafton 07/May/95 2nd
with Bruce
John Southworth ?/May/95 -
Hidden 30/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 01/May/94 Lead
with Liz Dolman
nai ??/1994 Lead
Bruce Kerr 19/Sep/93 2nd
with Perric Crellin
NickJH ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with I Smith
nokishatov 01/May/93 Lead O/S
ste_d 12/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with mik
IanD353 ?/Mar/93 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1993 -
SR1970 ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
craig h 09/Jun/91 -
Chris Reid ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Roget 03/Feb/91 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Oct/90 2nd
with Andy Barker
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
gordonday ??/1990 2nd
Hidden 30/May/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 -
Stoney Boy 27/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Martin Heath
AB1965 10/Sep/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 18/Jul/88 2nd O/S
with Steve Waite (Little Steve)
Hidden 19/Apr/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 TR
mark-abz 01/Sep/87 TR
with Andy W
Neil R 07/Dec/86 Lead O/S
with Ed
sadams 06/Dec/86 Lead
with Mark Bonham
ukb & bmc shark ?/Dec/86 Lead O/S
with Mark Mitchell
keefe 30/Nov/86 -
John Marsland 25/Aug/86 Lead
with Tony Rex
Tom V ??/1986 -
Rob Seymour 28/Aug/85 Lead O/S

Found this very easy.

with Joe Corcos
Nigel Bond 24/Jun/84 2nd
with Charlie Leverton
Andy Nicholson ?/May/84 Lead O/S
with Chez
Hidden 28/Oct/83 2nd
stp 02/Oct/83 Solo O/S
Neil McA 12/Sep/83 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 15/May/83 -
with Kim Greenald
Hidden 19/Jul/82 Solo O/S
Hammy 17/Jun/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong, Richard West
Andy Nicholson ?/May/82 Solo rpt
charlesmfrench ?/May/82 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/81 2nd
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
duncan ??/1981 Solo rpt
Neil McA 03/Sep/80 2nd
Andy Stephenson 21/Jul/80 2nd
Hidden 11/May/80 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1980 2nd
with Steve Hartland
uphillnow ??/1980 -

Cant recall much of the first ascent. Done a number of times since.The first part is well protected but physical, the upper part a matter of confidence.The grade is spot on.The placements in the middle part are somewhat questionable as they are made in leafs/blocks which one cannot be absolutely certain about- may be o k, may not be that good? - hence the E grade - I wouldnt want to test them. Happily the climbing in this section is not too hard.

Paul Clarke ??/1980 Lead
with FMC
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
duncan ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Mark Kemball 08/Oct/78 2nd
with Bob Millward
Steve Bell ??/1978 -
andy gittins ??/1978 -
clanger ??/1972 -
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