Rockfax Description
A short and very stiff crack. You will probably get pumped trying to place gear, but do you have a choice? © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1974

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Graeme Hammond 04/Aug Lead RP

Almost made it flash attempt, but burnt out and rested on rope + worked out last move to top out on the midway ledge (ie dogged the route). Stripped gear and led clean later in the evening.

with Jim
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead dog
bigdrew 05/Apr/15 2nd dog
with Dunc Frish, Ian Milward
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead dnf
WillDoyle 29/Sep/14 Solo O/S
JBO 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Solo above a pad.

Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Apr/14 AltLd
benkelsey 04/Dec/13 Lead dnf

felt strong, messed around 'placing' high wires to no avail. came down, committed, couldn't reach the top, and jumped off onto the low runner. better than last time but not much.

Nick1812P 04/Dec/13 2nd
with Ben
James Oswald 27/Oct/12 Lead dnf

An ok attempt. Managed to get two wires in the upper section of the crack - very very hard to place. They were okish. Had a half hearted attempt. Maybe next time when I improve my uber difficult to place gear placing skills...

Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 14/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd dog
maddy.c ??/2012 -
benkelsey 13/Nov/11 Lead dog

Mess. slipped off a damp foothold downclimbing from the crux and weighted the nut, but had to have another rest to reach the ledge anyway. on remus's gear. About as bad style as you can get without chipping holds.

Hidden 13/Nov/11 Lead dog
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Ethan 29/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
Byronius Maximus 17/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Really nice moves. Guidebook description is pretty accurate as it's pretty difficult to place gear, so I fell.

dominic lee 16/Oct/10 Solo rpt
barni 13/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 08/Aug/10 Solo

Third go with a mat and spotters. Interesting feeling about for a good hold on the ledge.

Tez29 15/May/10 Lead dog

1 x fall

with Mousey
Shauna 21/Mar/10 2nd dog

More falling off.

with Jules
Mike Goldthorp 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
dannyboy83 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
JM 18/Sep/09 Solo
with Andrew Stripp
Will Hunt 17/Dec/08 Lead dnf

Decked from last move before it joins Beech Nut. Broken femur.

Cragrat Rich 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Fast and furious vs Short and sweet?

Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
joe larner 11/Feb/08 Lead dog

Oops. Lack of committment to even move waist over gear and poor wire placing conspired to make for a rather shoddy effort.

jonnyboy 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Roget 17/Jul/96 Solo rpt
rob.grafton 07/May/95 2nd
with Bruce
Hidden ?/Aug/94 Lead rpt
Roget 27/Dec/93 2nd O/S
nai 14/Nov/93 Solo
craig d ??/1993 -
mik1miller ??/1992 Lead O/S
with derek johnson, elliot blaylock
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Chris Reid ?/Nov/91 Lead O/S
craig h 09/Jun/91 -
Hidden ?/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 -
phardman 13/Jun/88 Lead O/S


with John Lloyd
Stoney Boy 30/Dec/87 Solo O/S
Bruce Kerr 27/Sep/86 Solo
sadams ?/Aug/86 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 21/Mar/84 2nd
stp ??/1984 Solo O/S

Done when it was E1 5c in the 80s sometime.

Gezzer ??/1984 -
Dave Musgrove 15/May/83 -
with Kim Greenald
hodjster ?/Aug/82 Solo
Hidden 19/Jul/82 Solo O/S
TonyF 01/Jun/80 Lead
with Tony Cox
Mark Kemball 28/Oct/79 Solo
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 11
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 12
Votes cast 11
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set