Rockfax Description
The archetypal grit arete and one of grit's greatest hard routes. The climbing is technical and ultra committing with good runners at one-third height and the crux at the top. Don't fall off the last move unless you have briefed your second man to leap from the ledge in an attempt to shorten the fall - even then it is pretty much touch and go! © Rockfax

FA. Johnny Dawes 1986

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Hard Grit, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Consumed, 50 of the Best, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

James Smith 25/Nov/17 TR RP

Squeezed in amongst snow/sleet showers! Climbed clean from the start of the hard climbing but not too psyched to lead in the snow! Hopefully get back soon in the dry!

with jake
Hidden 17/Oct/17 Lead RP
mrteale 17/Oct/17 TR RP

Technically done clean but with a throw at the top which needs refinement. Stirling lead by Remus on a very windy day, an exciting belay.

Jeronimo 15/Oct/17 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/17 TR RP
Ky 08/Oct/17 TR dnf
with Pete Bridgewood
Afro ben 05/Oct/17 Lead
JamesTurnbull97 29/Jan/17 TR RP

The seed is planted!!

with Flo
NDD 18/Jan/15 Lead RP
with sam harvie
Hidden 05/Nov/14 Lead RP
archiecb 03/Nov/14 Lead RP

Bish Bash Bosh, getting out in the good weather, getting the first of the triple 8's in the bag. Really not that hard, just gotta feel solid...

Kyle Rance 03/Nov/14 Lead RP

My first E8. Super happy to start my season of with this. Never thought I would have done it when I was watching hard grit 7ish years ago. 😃

C coldwell-storry 15/Mar/14 Lead RP
with rob lay
mark20 19/Jan/14 Lead RP
Wil Treasure 11/Jan/14 TR

Did all the moves... oh dear. Think this would be possible, but would need to have it totally wired and be a little bit fitter I think.

kyaizawa 11/Jan/14 TR dog
with Sophie Cheng
MorganPreece 02/Dec/13 TR β
Ethan 23/Nov/13 Lead
with Dave, Don Walker
jake_haddock 04/Nov/13 Lead RP

In the dying light.. Fluffed beta in the middle but held it together for the top crux. Psyched to have climbed this one! A good day out all round..

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Nov/13 Lead rpt

A route I never thought I'd do...

Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead RP
Keendan 21/Mar/12 TR dog

With a shunt. 1st crux took 3 goes. Last crux took 5 goes. Middle crux took about 20 goes. So thin, and I didn't even link hard moves (like the last one). Now have some idea of the skill of top flashers, as this isn't particularly physical.

MicheleC ?/Feb/12 Lead RP
nathanlee 14/Jan/12 Lead RP

Big moment in my climbing. Absolutely ecstatic!

with Dom Lee
Jordan B 18/Nov/11 Lead β
with accy nez
Gazleah ?/Jun/11 TR dnf

Couple of middle moves i couldn't quite complete but think a few more tries and it should go

with henry jenkins
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
bigie bob 15/Nov/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Feb/09 TR dnf
mattcyp88 22/Feb/09 TR dog

Linked in two sections (up to last move)

pipof747 20/Nov/08 Lead RP
JSA 28/Oct/08 TR rpt

Brilliant route, amazingly didn't seem too hard, maybe it's just my style of climbing. need to get fit for the lead now!

with Ben Tetler
andi taxi 27/Aug/08 Solo

NOT !!!!

with charly fell, laughterton
Hidden 18/Dec/07 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Lead RP
phil stubbs 04/Jul/07 TR dnf

bloody hard hats off the the hard gritstone climber

with kelly evans
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead RP
Ben Wolstenholme 03/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jan/06 -
simes303 ??/2006 Lead RP

Fantastic, and not too hard.

Hidden 10/Oct/05 TR dog
Hidden ??/2000 TR dnf
Hidden 01/Jan/98 TR RP
Seb Grieve 19/Nov/95 Lead RP

Fabulous, insecure grit. Impossible on a warm day and great when minty. Both feet cut loose on the crux so just put em back on again and carried on. Probably only 7a+ to top rope.

with Dave Jones
Spottykidfromstourbridge ??/1995 TR

My way had a lil pop for a slopper with right at top, I cudnt justify going for it. Out of interest is that the norm, or is there better sequence?kudos if u went for it, it's a world away from top rope

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