Rockfax Description
Exiting the thin crack is harder than it looks, the wires are tricky to place and the finish is pretty pumpy. It's good though! © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day.

Andrew Abraham 12/Nov/17 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 05/Nov/17 Lead β
with Mike W
Mike W 05/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with chris
cragsman9000 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S

This route made me battle for it!

with Neil
bigdrew 29/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Followed few years ago

Hidden ??/2016 -
benlatham07 29/Dec/15 2nd β
climberchristy 18/Apr/15 Lead G/U

This is really tricky for the grade. Awkward. Never really lets you rest. Footholds very lichenous and dirty. Sat on to gear today trying to work out the top moves which are hard to read. Too hot and tired at end of day. However, pulled ropes and led clean ground up after a rest. Foot slipped on lichen grabbing for the top but managed to hold on and scramble over!

with bencole
chrismadar 07/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Second attempt at climbing E2, was awesome! Couldn't get over the top, making excuses about it being slightly damp and all that.

Gordon W 07/Feb/15 2nd dnf
Graeme Hammond 02/May/13 Lead rpt

Excellent, dogged first attempt but re-led (placing gear again) by head torch at the end of the night.

Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Stevepg 16/Oct/11 TR dog
with Bat, Bart, Tim
Hidden 15/Aug/11 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd dog
chrisdavies 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

nice few moves, nice an steady at it`s grade.

Goose4 31/May/11 Lead β
tebs 04/May/11 Lead dnf

Jeez this is tough - took a whipper from, yet again, the final hold. Climbed on a top rope afterwards and found it desperate so not too displeased with my effort.

with Jon
mark20 23/Mar/11 Lead RP

Didn't have right sized cam first time, then fell off crux, did it clean 3rd go GU.

Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead dog
bigdrew 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Liam
Jon Read 30/Oct/10 2nd
highlux 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Good cams, but you have to commit at the top.

Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Misha 10/Oct/10 Lead dog

A boiling day on the Costa del Curbar, not really ideal for grit climbing. The crack was fairly steady until the top few moves. Moved up to the undercut, didn't like it and tried to reverse down to the rest, which was a mistake as it was quite hard to reverse and I peeled off. Went for it the second time round and it wasn't that hard to move past the undercut. The finishing moves on the other hand proved to be quite testing - unhelpful slopers leading to some heather. Eventually managed to find some slightly juggier slopers on which it was possible to pull out. Really annoying as I hadn't failed to do an E2 clean for a long time. Unfortunately Su couldn't figure out the start and gave up, so ended up abbing it.

with Su
PeteH 02/Oct/10 Lead dog

One hard move and a bit of pump at the top. Slipped off carelessly, gutted to miss the onsight. Ah well.

DanH9883 09/May/10 Lead
with Lee
Dave Turnbull, BMC 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Ian Carr
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Bissel
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 Lead RP
with Jon Winter
Lev 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Dec/06 Lead O/S
reg_measures 24/Jun/06 Lead dog


with Jorge
tom.e ??/2006 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Sep/05 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Brown 29/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Mar/03 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2003 -
Mark Stevenson 06/Oct/02 Lead dog
with Chris Howard
D Tempest ?/Aug/00 2nd
with Rick
Strong Steve 13/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 2nd
with Pom
Hidden 09/May/99 2nd
craig d ??/1997 -
Hidden 05/May/96 TR
crossleysm ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/94 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Sep/92 AltLd
charlesmfrench 08/Jul/92 Lead O/S
roncaves 23/Jun/92 2nd
with James Thomas
Hidden 07/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Stoney Boy 24/Nov/91 Lead
with Rob Harrison
Hidden 29/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Roget 04/Jul/91 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/May/91 Lead O/S
Neil R 13/May/90 Lead
with Sharon
tapley 18/Nov/89 2nd
with Phil Jarvis
phardman 06/May/89 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Backinthegame 09/Apr/89 2nd
Roget ?/Mar/89 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 05/Nov/88 Lead
Neil R 15/May/88 Lead
with Richard W
ukb & bmc shark ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/87 Lead
stp 17/Aug/86 Lead O/S

Given E1 back then.

sadams 14/Jul/86 Solo
Neil McA 27/May/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Wills, Pete Gronbech
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 26/Aug/85 2nd
Rob Davies ??/1983 2nd


uphillnow ??/1980 -
KRB 08/Jul/79 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
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High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 25
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 7
Votes cast 24
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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