Rockfax Description
Climb into a short groove and rock out onto the arete. Finish with a bold move up the slab. It is also possible (more devious but historically correct) to start from Janker's Crack, though the ropework can cause issues. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1948

royle883 12/Nov/17 Lead G/U
SGD 11/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Quite nice. Did the traditional start and yes the ropes were a pain. Bold upper half.

Hidden 08/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Peter Goulding 07/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Pete Naylor
AlistairBerridge 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Anthony Sheard
Hidden 29/Jul/17 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Jul/17 Lead

Traverse start from Janker's Crack - very nice. Small (but good) nut in pocket on side wall is the only gear on the upper half, making for a tense finish

with Helen
abi.k.l 21/May/17 2nd

Wouldn't consider trying this on lead. Stepping out onto the arete using a couple of little pockets when there is incredibly little gear doesn't appeal. Nice to second though.

Hidden 27/Apr/17 Solo O/S
SteveM 17/Apr/17 Lead

A bit messy pulling round onto the slab

Hidden 17/Apr/17 2nd O/S
max_chan 15/Apr/17 2nd rpt
rich_hw 15/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Matt
Jim Walton 25/Mar/17 Lead
greed178 ??/2017 Lead
akhughes ??/2017 -
rajeshwarbisht 31/Dec/16 TR O/S
with Solo
MusicalMountaineer 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Good fun route at the end of the day.

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
mattgrange 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Soft but effectively gearless, nice enough

Kasia Rzepka 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Hillary
Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Munch 19/Jun/16 Solo O/S
with TWMC, DampRice
NatCheeseman 19/Jun/16 2nd
with tobra
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
DampRice 19/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Callum set off to lead this but found no gear so turned into a solo with a full rack.

with TWMC, Callum
chrisdjackson 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S

bold but pleasant after start

with joel, charlotte
Robin Nichols 22/May/16 Solo O/S
with Jim, Roger
PanzerHanzler 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Paul Bartrum
jimbonfire 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with TT
MrFantastic 20/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Bradbury 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Alex_Derbyshire 12/Oct/15 Solo
elbeanio 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Karl
Capricorn One 23/Jun/15 Lead

Headed up for Janker's Groove, backed off the entry to that and kept heading right to the arete, then managed to get off route on Janker's End. Weird climbing. Graded in my old (old) guide as HVD!

with Mowglee
cragtyke 11/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
glaramara 24/May/15 2nd

We only did it cos JB got the FA.

with Mau mau
spenser 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Forced to adopt the beached whale tactic for the traverse!

with Elissa
Hannes B 05/Nov/14 Solo
Teappleby 01/Nov/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
pauldemiller 18/Oct/14 -
with Jeremy Donaldson
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 12/Oct/14 2nd

A bit bold and green on the front

with Colin Binks
Cake 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
AielSavage 21/Sep/14 Solo
Matt Harmon 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Via the original start from Jankers Crack which is very pleasant. Bit of a bold sprint finish after the rock over.

with Spiros
JenEvans 17/Aug/13 2nd
with Adrian Ripley
Ade in Sheffield 17/Aug/13 Lead
onlyfoddington 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Why bother with gear?

john lynch 12/May/13 Lead O/S
with rosie
Hidden 07/May/13 Lead
RosieLynch ?/May/13 2nd O/S
harold walmsley 05/Mar/13 Solo
the power 11/Jan/13 2nd O/S

run out

with deacon
victim of mathematics 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Circuitous, but not without a few interesting moves.

with Adam
adam carless 27/Oct/12 Lead rpt

via the proper left hand start. Nice move left onto the arete.

dannyboy83 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Jake Young 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Climbster 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Leslie
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead O/S
max_chan 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Prichard
Graeme Hammond 21/May/12 Lead O/S
gazfellows 20/May/12 Lead
with Billy nic, steff
gavster2405 12/May/12 2nd
ipegg 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Gavin Phillips, Ian Pegg
harold walmsley 08/May/12 Lead rpt
with Colin Struthers
harold walmsley 22/Mar/12 Solo rpt
ttje3 ?/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 19/Feb/12 Solo rpt
SteveM 19/Feb/12 2nd
with Kat
kitkat78 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with SteveM
deacondeacon 21/Nov/11 Lead
tonanf ?/Nov/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
colin milton 28/Sep/11 Lead
with shaun l
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
rfdl100 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Rikki
Montecore 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Lizzimore
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Hannah, loundsy
Brannock 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S
AlexxelA 19/May/11 2nd O/S
althesin 08/May/11 2nd
schristophersmith 08/May/11 2nd RP
Reds 08/May/11 TR
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with John Beardmore
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Andy Winter
llamaglama 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Jam
Bradbury 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 07/Nov/10 Lead
with William Moore
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Neil McA 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Jake McAdie
lithos 24/Oct/10 Lead

I liked it, fun traverse, big well protected rockover and then a nice slab - but i did put a runner in the finger slot on the left of the slab as i felt the arete a bit too bold, easy climbin on non positive holds with no gear !

with Matt R
Steven Andrews 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Bit exposed up top so stepped left to use the helpfull pocket in the centre of the slab.

Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
sasmojo 16/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/10 2nd
Olli-C 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

wierd and rubbish

Ollie B 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mattime18 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with olly burrows
John Elliott 19/Jul/10 2nd
with Doug Allen
PenJD 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jackie Bernardi
JamesBritton 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
SamuelHarris 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 09/May/10 Lead
Oliver Houston 14/Apr/10 Lead
Scott Anderson ??/2010 -
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd dog
Pelleas 13/Sep/09 2nd
with John S., Norman
Somerset swede basher 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks
Bobby Pearson 24/May/09 Lead O/S

One crux move with no gear, rest easy

nicksdavies17 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead
climbingrev 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Stupid climb. Scariest thing I've ever done. What's the point of setting yourself up with ridiculous rope drag, just to drag the rop up beyond protectability round the corner. Best to solo. Bottom bit nice though!

Phill Mitch ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Easy climbing but very bold at VS.

with wayne
Brown 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
rob wmc 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Alex WW & Alan
Mattyk 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Dissapointing as it looked so much better than the climbing offered

Brandon Copley 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S

alit scar on the arete when your soloing.

with liam
vvanhinsbergh 17/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jac Hall
Rampikino 26/Apr/08 TR
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Mark Collins 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Collins
erica 29/Sep/07 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Erica
PanzerHanzler 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Norman S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd β
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 17/Dec/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Timothy Greenhalgh 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Chico
tri-nitro-tuolumne 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with James Booth
Hidden 27/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/06 Lead O/S
IOAN D 28/Jan/06 Lead
with rhys
cem 19/Nov/05 2nd
ChrisBrooke 16/Oct/05 2nd
with Perry Beale
climbingrick 10/May/05 2nd O/S
Budge 28/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates, Martin Gillie
Alan James - UKC and UKH 17/Apr/05 Solo
Dave Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Andrew Roach
Pythonist ??/2005 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Pete Johnson
RussB 12/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
with Leigh, Trevor Brown
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
DerwentDiluted 04/May/03 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/01 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Ratfeeder 08/Oct/98 2nd O/S
with Phil
roncaves 12/Jul/97 Lead
with Mike Entwhistle
Iain Thow 16/May/93 Lead

Solo 27/9/96

with Clive ?, Stewart, Christine King
Hidden 20/May/92 TR O/S
Roget 30/Sep/91 Solo O/S
rogerskews ??/1990 Lead
with CMC Members
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Neil McA 26/Oct/86 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 11/Sep/82 Lead
with John Edwards
Hidden 25/Aug/81 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/81 Solo
Hidden 10/Apr/81 Solo
Hidden 07/Dec/80 Solo
Dave Musgrove 13/Aug/80 Lead
Hammy 03/Mar/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 01/Mar/80 Solo
Andy Say ??/1978 Lead
mikej 13/Oct/75 Solo
with E
mikej 25/Feb/73 Solo
mikej 15/Nov/70 Solo
with Wil Hurford
uphillnow ??/1970 -

varously from 70s including solo 19/9/97

Hidden 05/Oct/69 Solo
mikej 27/Aug/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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