Rockfax Description
The right-hand crack is gained from the right. The start is problematic especially for the short. Leaning in from the arete on the right is a bit naughty. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown (the Baron) 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

rowland penty 14/Oct 2nd
Owen Johnson 14/Oct 2nd RP
George Frisby 14/Oct Lead O/S

Hard start to reach the good pocket, then the upper crack is much easier.

Andy Hardy 24/Sep Lead O/S
Luke90 19/Sep Lead O/S
with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 19/Sep 2nd dog
with Luke
pete1993 16/Sep Lead O/S

not too bad start followed by easy jamming

Coel Hellier 26/Aug Lead
Chris Craggs 06/Aug 2nd

Tricky layaway start (good footwork needed) then easier crack - a few years since I have been up this!

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
jbuoey 29/Jul Lead

Fell twice on top section !

with John turner
F.Wish 17/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May 2nd rpt
rajeshwarbisht 06/May Lead G/U
Gambit 22/Apr Sent x
with OlI
Hidden 09/Apr Lead
mike8331 09/Apr TR
with paul delaney, chris lawson
Hidden 09/Apr 2nd
evenL 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
teamvix 09/Sep/16 Lead β

First HVS! Scary, bouldery start until first cam is in. Top out a bit airy too. No whale impression though! I'd made it that far and damned if I wasn't going to finish it!

with Dad
edwards_nicholas 08/Sep/16 TR dnf

Bouldery start, failed.

with NinaR
JasonK 08/Sep/16 Lead

Felt nice but turned off an totally fluffed the top-out! Nice technical and safe climb

with Nick
Hidden 08/Sep/16 2nd dog
BenjyW 29/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Noah Thorpe
mol 15/May/16 2nd
with Jesse
MrFantastic 30/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 17/Apr/16 Solo
pauldrew 10/Apr/16 Lead
BarbsMurray 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Paul
Karl Wooffindin 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with JG
ned_85 06/Mar/16 Lead
with Angus McKendrick
Hidden ??/2016 -
Radical-G 20/Sep/15 Lead RP
cragsman9000 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Neilaw 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead
amccann 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Jake Young 25/May/15 Solo rpt
with Alex M
MSchobitz 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Andypeak 16/May/15 Lead


Ian Hylands 14/May/15 Lead G/U

Jumped off the first boulders section a few times till I got it. Started on left then stepped right under flake, then pulled up on left before slapping at the large pocket. Much better is to layback on left.

with Graham
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead
will9911 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
will9911 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
Aline 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great start, though a wee scary until the first two cams are in about half way up.

with rich_hw
Martin Cooper 23/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Jim Walton 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great route, nice bouldery start followed by a good jamming crack

mjeffery 17/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead β
Tim M 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Emma
shaunhumphreys 25/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Jem
ashtond6 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Wizzy 15/Feb/15 Sent O/S
Jim Brownlow 13/Dec/14 Sent x
sgl 10/Nov/14 Sent

just to the break

David Mayers 26/Oct/14 2nd
with Stuart Howard
deacondeacon 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 05/Oct/14 Sent

Just to the break.

with Tony
benkelsey 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S

with smoke start

NDD 05/Oct/14 Solo
soph 05/Oct/14 Solo rpt
with Sam Ring, Tony Stone
cragtyke 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S

If you get the sequence right it's very soft at the grade

john lynch 24/Sep/14 Lead
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead
Marq 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 TR O/S
g1m147 08/Jun/14 2nd
with Mick.
migs493 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with LO
charvey 05/Jun/14 2nd

A good lead form Fran. It took him awhile to get the right sequence, eventually given some beta from a climber who recognised his struggles. Seconding with it was much easier.

franhammond92 05/Jun/14 Lead β
Hidden 01/Jun/14 TR
duncan 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead rpt
elCapitano 06/May/14 -
with Jonny
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead dnf
max_chan 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Jobling
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead
Jethro ?/Mar/14 2nd
St0neMonkey ?/Mar/14 Lead
with Jethro
Duncan Campbell 19/Feb/14 Sent
Ally Smith 11/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Hot aches in the back of my hands after topping out the jamming crack finish - ouchy ouch!

with Naomi
CarlBowkett ??/2014 -
climb the peak 26/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Daniel Zheng
Mike W 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
pebbles 28/Sep/13 2nd

found the start of this absolutely desperate, had to jump for the good pocket in the end

with kevin
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/13 2nd
bencole ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jwpil 25/May/13 2nd O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Jack
benscarter ?/May/13 TR RP
with Kaori Carter
soph 17/Feb/13 Sent
with big team
Gambit 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Lead on my mates gear after he fell most of the length of the route!

with Barney
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Claire, Jamie
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead
phil64 19/Oct/12 2nd
with James Thacker
Whealiebob 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Milne 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
madasten 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Miquel, Gaz
gazfellows 06/Oct/12 Lead
with Miquel, Anna, Steff, Billy
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
rich_hw 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 09/Jul/12 2nd O/S
elCapitano 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
Robin Nichols 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Bisteris 06/May/12 2nd dog
with Rhys Jenkins
Hexman 06/May/12 Lead

Took a few goes on the start, then switched off for the top out expecting it to be easy - it wasn't pretty!

with Rich I
Cake 28/Apr/12 -
with Matt
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead β
mjeffery 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw 25/Mar/12 Lead
with Thomas Renshaw
Byronius Maximus 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Andy Winter
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead RP
tuftynick 14/Jan/12 Sent
with andy benson, ben winston
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Harry Thorpe 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Rixham
Jim Slater 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Peakpdr 02/Nov/11 -
lozowen 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sally Owen
Coel Hellier 29/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/11 2nd rpt
deejmonkey 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Tom
tomparrott 23/Oct/11 Lead
with DJ
Steven Andrews 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 02/Sep/11 2nd
with Angus McLean, Neil Hyde
adam carless 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Leaving the floor took a couple of tries, after that the moves to the first break felt very sketchy. Above the break was standard vs jamming. Bit miffed the bmc guide only gives it VS!

victim of mathematics 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Very unfairly given VS 5b in the BMC guide. The start is very hard (felt like 5c), and the top is no pushover at VS!

with Adam
Hidden 15/Aug/11 Lead
Bry 15/Aug/11 2nd β
Oceanic 12/Aug/11 -
pete1993 03/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
TerryLines 02/Jul/11 Lead
gingerwolf 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
robman 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with john ayrton
mtempest 19/May/11 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 19/May/11 2nd
davewsargent 07/May/11 2nd
keith Lonsdale 19/Apr/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 19/Apr/11 Lead
cragtyke 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
galpinos 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Ben & Phil
jmjw 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan P
Oliver Houston 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ollie B 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S

hard start, think got sequence wrong and am shortish (5'9")

with M.Rankine
Gareth Bowen 02/Mar/11 2nd RP
with Dave Whitely
Tamati ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S
GuyM ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mark20 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Mark R
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Mark D 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
petellis 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S


jkarran 12/Sep/10 Lead

Fair at the grade once you have it figured out

with Grant, Pete
LardClimber 05/Sep/10 Lead
with Nic Dynes
Graeme Hammond 07/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Tony Holdsworth 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Not as bad as a I thought it would be

with Martin Haworth
Andrew Sloan 01/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Tony Holdsworth
chrisbussell 27/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
davenev 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Tricky little start with an entertaining finish that might require a stylish seal impression!!!

with luke
Mr Tickle 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Yep, seal impression at top

with davenev
j4kub 17/Jul/10 TR
with dave davey
jwpil 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 20/May/10 -
markhilton 11/May/10 Lead O/S
Falko 03/May/10 Lead O/S

Tricky start - probably 5c. Cold day (May-Day Bank Holiday ! ) with frequent hail showers. Must come back and try this on a warm day!

with Al W.
Ben Sidsaph 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lee Packer
rustyclimber91 25/Apr/10 Solo dnf

did the start on solo thinking that i wouldn't get to the break. When i went to try i lead it i couldn't do the start!! sods law... ill get it next time. quite a sequence start...

Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S

hard move to start but much easier above, Good route

with Tony
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
MD 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Brian R
Phill Mitch 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with steve winter
Hidden 01/Feb/10 Solo O/S
nathanlee 13/Dec/09 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 10/Dec/09 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 10/Dec/09 2nd
gethin_allen 16/Oct/09 Lead
Andy Peak 1 16/Oct/09 2nd
mike reed 16/Aug/09 Lead
Rachel S 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
markytaylor 07/Aug/09 2nd dog

Couldn't do start. Cheated and used the arete.

Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 02/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
barrylong 28/May/09 2nd O/S

Clean after I'd bouldered out the start a few times!

with Angus PCC
Dave Mason 12/May/09 Lead rpt
with Marcus Bell
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo
EdShep 22/Apr/09 2nd
Pilch 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S

a small cam, gives confidence for the initial crux moves

with Ed
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Noodles 14/Mar/09 Lead

Recommend by Ballsford. Boulder problem start airy top out.

Nicos 31/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with simon shaw, nick willis
robin heath ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson
Hidden ??/2009 -
tebs 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Good micro route, satisfying buolder problem start, then bomber crack above to settle the nerves

with Mike
john lynch 19/Oct/08 Lead
with Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Daniel Wicks 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with John S
Lewis Andrew ?/Oct/08 2nd
with John Lynch, Rich Armour
loonyclimber 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S

start is problematical for short... can confirm as i am short.. but nothing power and no technique can't sort!

Brown 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo
PenJD 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Heather Swift
Hidden 13/Jul/08 -
GrahamPlant 26/May/08 Lead
with Dan Waters
jibberingwreck 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Marcus
Andrew Sloan 05/May/08 Lead rpt
with Richard
sce8 26/Apr/08 Lead dog
with John Sergeant
SteveM 10/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Kat
kitkat78 10/Feb/08 2nd dog
with SteveM
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
NickST ?/Jan/08 2nd dog
with Greg Grace
NickST ?/Jan/08 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
John Sergeant ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Max
Peakphil 13/Sep/07 Lead O/S
v.jester 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/07 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 29/Jul/07 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Ian Broome 04/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Andrew Sloan 15/Apr/07 Lead dog
with scott
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 18/Feb/07 2nd dnf

Tried this a couple of times. Got almost up to the break on my first go then completely forgot how I'd done it.

with James
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
MNA123 ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 09/Dec/06 Solo O/S
ArnaudG 07/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with Steve Pardoe
Steve Pardoe 07/Oct/06 2nd

Start was hard even though I'm tall, so I used the arete as well as the undercling; once the deep round pocket is held, the rest follows. Getting into the fat crack above the break is awkward, but OK once you're in it. Typical grit finish, though!

Hidden 28/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/06 2nd dnf
Si dH 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Jumped off crux (2m up or so) once then did it next time.

with Tom Lambert
Mark Stevenson 28/May/06 Solo O/S
mel holmes ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with nick w
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Dave Mason ?/Feb/06 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Rob Grant 13/Jan/06 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
catt 12/Nov/05 Lead β

my first clean hvs. had to have a starting hold pointed out which helped a lot.

with Toby
Tobias at Home 12/Nov/05 2nd rpt
with catt
SteveM 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Tobs
John Pickles 08/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Zac Poulton/Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 03/Jun/05 2nd O/S
reg_measures 22/May/05 2nd O/S
with timmy elson
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
dan_o_b ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/04 Lead
Stig 17/May/04 2nd O/S

Remember cheating by leaning in from the arete

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
ArnaudG ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
rapidrich 05/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Ben1983 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2003 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
tompercy 03/Jun/01 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Lead
D Tempest ?/Aug/00 Solo
with Rick
Hidden 28/May/00 Lead
jamiev 15/May/00 Lead dog

lead w 1 fall

with Adrian Berry
jamiev 15/May/00 Lead dog

lead w 1 fall

with Adrian Berry
Hidden 19/Mar/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 15/Jul/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/99 Lead
Hidden 09/May/99 Solo
DavidEvans ?/May/99 Lead O/S

Just before end of term

with Oliver Forrest, Simon Pearce, Dave Irving
bigphil 12/Apr/99 Lead
with Jim Dick
Billg 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Strong Steve 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Laramadness 09/May/98 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/May/98 2nd
with Bill G
ste_d 01/Jun/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
craig d ??/1997 -
kp64zl ?/Oct/96 Lead
with Kirsten
crater 31/Aug/96 2nd
Phil West 12/May/96 2nd rpt
with David Atherton
Hidden 05/May/96 2nd
craig h 21/Apr/96 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah, Jim Mellor
Martin Bennett 29/Oct/95 -
with MT
shoulders 16/Jul/95 Lead
with jason humphries
Hidden 09/Jun/95 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/95 2nd
Phil West ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
Martin Cooper ??/1995 Solo
Hidden 14/May/94 Lead
cragspud ??/1994 Lead
Hidden 19/Oct/93 2nd
Neil R 09/Oct/93 Solo
The Reaper 19/Aug/93 Solo O/S
Mick King 17/Jul/93 TR
Ena ?/Oct/92 Sent O/S

Start only

Hidden 11/Jul/92 2nd
John Southworth ?/May/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
crossleysm ??/1992 Lead O/S
Ena 27/Oct/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden 02/Aug/91 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/91 Lead
mikej 21/Oct/90 Solo
with Mike Byles
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/90 Solo
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/90 Solo
with Dad
Roget 19/May/90 Solo rpt
with jim
Hidden ??/1990 -
Laramadness 24/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/89 Lead
phardman 06/May/89 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Backinthegame 09/Apr/89 Lead O/S
Roget ?/Mar/89 Lead O/S
with jim
Hidden 15/Jan/89 Lead
Rob Davies ??/1989 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1989 -
Hidden 05/Nov/88 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 18/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Neil R 15/May/88 Solo
with Sharon
Hidden 01/Nov/87 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/87 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/87 Solo
Andy Say 16/Apr/87 Solo
J R R Hartley ?/Aug/86 2nd O/S
with Stan the Man
sadams 05/Jul/86 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 -
malc 22/Sep/85 Lead dog
Chris Ellis 18/Sep/85 Lead
with Andy Barker
Hidden 26/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/85 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/85 Lead
uphillnow ??/1985 Solo
Mark Kemball 06/Dec/83 Solo
Mike Owen 14/Feb/82 Solo O/S
nbotting ??/1982 -
Hidden 25/Aug/81 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/81 2nd
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Solo
Hammy 22/Nov/80 Solo
with Rob Lawson
Hidden 21/Jun/80 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 13/May/78 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/77 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/77 Solo O/S
mikej 19/May/77 Solo
with Mike Byles
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
mikej 13/Oct/75 Solo
with E
mikej 03/Mar/74 Solo
with E
andy gittins ??/1972 -
mikej 20/Jun/70 Solo
with E
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/69 Solo
with Dez Hadlum
mikej 19/Apr/69 Solo
with Bill Church
Hidden 29/Apr/67 TR
Hidden 14/Aug/66 Lead
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