Rockfax Description
A f6A+ boulder problem start leads to a ledge. An awkward and scary move gains a thin hanging crack, leading to the top. It is still no pushover. © Rockfax

FA. Nicky Stokes 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Andrew Abraham 12/Nov/17 2nd

Took a few goes to get the bouldery start

Coel Hellier 26/Aug/17 Lead
Chris Craggs 06/Aug/17 TR

Desperate throughout - 'covered the ground' is the kindest way of putting it :-(

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
amccann 13/Jun/17 Lead G/U
with Rory
kermit_uk 17/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 13/Nov/16 Lead rpt
with Sarah
foobar123 22/Oct/16 2nd dog

Got bored trying (and failing!) at the start so started to the left instead. Fell off two moves from the end due to not really thinking about my feet at all...

with Alex Law, Ed Wheatcroft
Hidden 22/Oct/16 TR dog
Mowglee 12/May/16 Lead RP

Fell off the boulder problem a few times (let's blame the heat) and then fluffed the crack at the top as well. Got it second go.

with Gavin
marcduhig 30/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Rain stopped me at the point you stand up.

Paul ablitt 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden ??/2016 -
will9911 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
will9911 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
ashtond6 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 18/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
john lynch 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Sent
robman 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt
dom94 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/Mar/14 2nd
St0neMonkey ?/Mar/14 Lead
with Jethro
nimajneb ?/Feb/14 Lead
Mike W 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
James Oakes 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead
Fragmod 05/Oct/13 Lead

3 or 4 goes to work beta for bottom half. 2nd half 2nd go. Poor show.

Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/13 TR
Graeme Hammond 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Direct/left start today, (previously done right hand start as left was wet but bailed on the top as the snow melt was too bad 09/Apr/13) Top crack is no push over either. Good route worth a couple of stars as the BMC 2010 guide suggests.

with Jim
dood1 21/Feb/13 Sent β
joe1joe1joe2 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Boulder problem start wasn't that bad, for me the hardest part was the crack at the end! Good fun stepping across to reach the crack though.

Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Claire, Jamie
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
phil64 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S

tough one

with tim neill
Whealiebob 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Milne 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S

nails, great lead by Dave. E2.

Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd
eel 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Ewano 15/Jul/12 Lead RP

Ground up. Fell off the start a couple of times, as soon as you get the good hold it's ok. Definitely tough E1, I wouldn't complain at E2.

Hidden ?/Jul/12 2nd
RFWilkie 27/May/12 Lead dog

Bouldered out start and then had to rest on top section, scary and hard.

AlexRenshaw 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Thomas Renshaw
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
neil0968 ??/2012 -

Very hard for the grade the top crack is no push over lead onsight very good route worth 2 stars

tom.ireson 22/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with George Newham
tom.ireson 10/Jul/11 2nd
henry peter jenkins 10/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
al123 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

nice, the top crack wasn't exactly easy.

with alex
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd dog
Rich Malcolm 16/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Matt Brennan
robman 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with john ayrton
tom.ireson ?/Jun/11 Lead β
with Emilio Bachini
Cossar 25/May/11 TR
with Si
davewsargent 07/May/11 2nd dog
tebs 04/May/11 Lead dog

Admittedly it took me 3 goes to get the lower wall, and 3 goes to climb the crack, but it was very hot and this is not an E1! So I was actually quite pleased with this - especially to climb a finger crack after monday's debacle.

with Jon
galpinos 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ben & Phil
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 26/Mar/11 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 26/Mar/11 2nd
ste_d 16/Feb/11 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
kermit_uk 19/Dec/10 TR O/S

kinda on-sight first go first pull finger in mono felt bad so hopped straight off again the clean up

with Steve Woolass
nickwhimster 11/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
mark20 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
bigdrew 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Mark R
A Crook 24/Oct/10 Lead β

very technical start, moves need to be worked or beta shown then its no push over quite the little toughie

frost 24/Oct/10 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Sent x
ojp 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Nice boulder start, top was pretty good and scary really

with Dave
Dave Foster 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Found top crack frustrating to work out.

with Si
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Mark D 18/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Dogmusher 08/Aug/10 Solo

Finished up Baron's wall

Hidden 08/Aug/10 TR dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
drcorbasisgod 08/Aug/10 Solo RP

Finished up Baron's Wall

Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
DanH9883 09/May/10 Lead

Did the RHS side start which means you can't get to the cam placement before standing up for the crack!

with Lee
Misha 17/Apr/10 Lead RP

Bouldered out the bottom section and got it on the fourth go, following the left hand variation. A suspect cam #2 in the break just left of the crack provided some reassurance for the precarious moves to gain the crack. Nice finish up the crack above a couple of bomber friends. Good, varied route, worth a couple of stars.

with Tom
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
TonyF ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
NewHam ??/2010 Lead O/S
dominic lee 12/Dec/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 30/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/09 Sent
Boy ?/Aug/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Dave Mason 12/May/09 2nd dog
with Marcus Bell
Jez ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with NJSharp
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd
Skell 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Nicos 31/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with simon shaw, nick willis
Hidden ??/2009 -
tebs 16/Nov/08 2nd RP

Practiced the start a few times before Mike led it

with Mike
Daniel Wicks 11/Oct/08 Sent x

Bouldered out both starts

with John S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 -
Hidden 26/May/08 Lead β
jibberingwreck 20/May/08 Lead dog

Got the sequence wrong on the finger crack at he top and slumped onto a cam. Got back up on the second time of asking!

with Marcus
v.jester 07/May/08 Lead β
with guy
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Sent
Ian Broome 04/Jun/07 Solo dnf

just did 6a to ledge / break return to finish it!

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/May/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Sent dnf
Phill Mitch ??/2007 Lead O/S
with gaz
Hidden 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Rjukan ?/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Ed Booth 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with ka
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
reg_measures 22/May/05 Lead O/S
with timmy elson
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Mark Collins 21/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Jane Riley
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Mar/03 2nd RP
tuftynick ??/2003 -
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/2002 -
Dave Bond 18/May/01 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
Hidden 28/May/00 Lead
Strong Steve 06/Feb/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Lead
Billg 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Hidden 17/Apr/97 Lead
craig d ??/1997 -
Daniel Wrightson ?/May/96 Lead
with Olivia Horner
Daniel Wrightson ?/May/96 Lead O/S
with Olivia Horner
craig h 21/Apr/96 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah, Jim Mellor
crossleysm ??/1996 Solo O/S
Roget 30/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/95 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/95 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/93 Lead
Steve Crowe ??/1993 Solo O/S

Finished up Baron's Wall

Ena ?/Oct/92 Sent x

Problem start only

Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Chris Ellis 27/Apr/91 2nd
with Andy Barker
Hidden 13/Apr/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
Neil R 03/Sep/89 2nd
with Richard W
phardman 06/May/89 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Backinthegame 09/Apr/89 2nd
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 -
Hidden 05/Nov/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 16/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
Stoney Boy 03/Jul/88 Lead O/S
with Mike Hunt
Hidden 05/Jun/88 Lead
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/87 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/87 Lead
Neil McA 04/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Wills, Beak 2, Beak 1.
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 09/Mar/85 2nd
Mark Kemball 06/Dec/83 Solo

Start only

Hidden 14/May/83 TR
Dave Musgrove 29/Mar/81 Lead
with Jim Worthington
Hammy 28/Mar/81 Solo
with Simon Cardy
Mark Kemball 04/Oct/80 Lead
uphillnow ??/1980 -

large crowd, a lot of pressure to do it

Tony Kartawick ??/1979 Solo O/S

Done many times . Top is no push over. Is both a brilliant problem and a comedic connection to the deep Purple song using a sheffieldish pronunciation.

andy gittins ??/1972 -
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