Rockfax Description
Climb the easy wall left of a tree to a ledge. Finish up the short but tricky crack by a layback move or two. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

Luke90 19/Sep Lead O/S
with Liz
jwpil 17/Sep Lead O/S
with Ben
Mr Fuller 17/Sep 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep Lead O/S
colin milton 12/Sep Lead
with Nik
Maddie 06/Sep Lead O/S
with Stu
George Frisby 02/Sep Lead dnf

Found the top crack really hard. Tried to jam and finger lock which didn't seem to work, upper crack is too flared. Then got desperate and tried to pull on the terrible slopers and just ran out of beans after to few goes. Will come back and layback it properly.

with Rowland
keitht 26/Aug Lead
Coel Hellier 26/Aug Lead
dewiturton 26/Aug 2nd
with keitht
fechtn 10/Aug Lead O/S
with Simon (PCC)
Jim Slater 10/Aug Lead rpt
Montecore 10/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug 2nd
cragtyke 12/Jul 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul Lead
TwofoZeus 25/Jun Lead O/S

Greasy slopers at upper section when placing gear; gave up and just powered through. Safe nonetheless

mattc 12/Jun 2nd O/S
with Ed
eduardo 12/Jun Lead O/S
with matt car
rtdennison 11/Jun Lead

Very awkward gear in the top crack, almost fell off trying to put a cam in!

Hidden 14/May 2nd
Hidden 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 06/May 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 28/Apr Lead rpt
with Phil O
mrphilipoldham 28/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr Lead O/S
mike8331 09/Apr Lead
Hidden 09/Apr 2nd
climbingVet 07/Apr Lead dnf

Bugger me.

with Erica Softley
bencole 02/Apr Lead O/S
mrteale 05/Feb 2nd
benkelsey 03/Feb Lead O/S

Just wow.

with mrteale
Hidden 05/Oct/16 -
Mark Stevenson 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Rich Lade
FlavioL1989 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Cake 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Great finish crack. Typical Curbar grading

with Matt
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead
teamvix 09/Sep/16 Lead

Not sure if I rested on gear when downclimbing from laybacks first time. Dad says he didn't feel my weight, I'm not so sure...Easier once I thought about it and used high feet!

with Dad
Droyd 01/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Seemed quite soft, but then the jams were quite snug - probably easier for the slender-handed.

with Mark
ig248 17/Jul/16 Lead
with Kirill
Kirill 17/Jul/16 2nd
with Igor
Hidden 12/May/16 Lead rpt
Calum Wadsworth 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Really good top crack. Shame it didn't last longer.

with Emma
marcduhig 30/Apr/16 Sent O/S
chancer 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Marc Duhig
Paul Hy 19/Apr/16 2nd
with Jack C
saffy 19/Apr/16 Lead
with Paul Hy
Andy Moles 17/Apr/16 Solo
EllieWoods 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Leo, Dave C
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Karl Wooffindin 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with JG
greenclimb 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Sarah
AlistairB 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
GuitarGenius92 09/Apr/16 2nd O/S
richy85 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Will Horne
buxtoncoffeelover 19/Sep/15 Lead
Antonio Ferra ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
DavidR 16/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Pero 09/Jul/15 Lead
Andypeak 09/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Neilaw 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead
amccann 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead
planetmarshall 04/May/15 2nd
with Coel
Martin Cooper 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Bit awkward at the grade

with Neil, Si
Hidden 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S
GLH80 19/Apr/15 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Jim Walton 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Easier than the guidebook led me to beleive

cragtyke 02/Apr/15 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 02/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Sam McCarthy 25/Mar/15 Lead O/S
chrismadar 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Gordon W 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
the power 11/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Dnff did not fuckin finish

with deacon
deacondeacon 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Lead on Phills gear.

john max 28/Sep/14 2nd
john_ni 28/Sep/14 TR

(up this after lowering off top of Brindle Crack to get jammed nut out)

RosieLynch 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Bethan Davies, john lynch
Deezel65 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The top crack is harder less positive than Baron's wall

cragtyke 24/Sep/14 2nd
with Ross
Jimbo C 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Finally got round to climbing the first route I ever fell off. Reasonably tough for VS.

with Pete
Tomt1er 15/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead
tiga271 09/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Backed off halfway up top crack :(

with Dave
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Marq 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
cpforbes 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S
FraserMcClennan 28/Jun/14 2nd
Al Aston 28/Jun/14 TR O/S
Peakphil 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bernie
EeFu 14/Jun/14 Lead dog
Kirill 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with EeFu
g1m147 08/Jun/14 Lead
migs493 08/Jun/14 2nd β
with LO
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
summerse 02/Jun/14 2nd dnf
philmitch 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead dog
DavidR 31/May/14 Lead rpt
duncan 18/May/14 2nd
arthur_de_briton 14/May/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
elCapitano 06/May/14 -
with Jonny
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd O/S
jogh 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dave C, Steve
cragtyke 13/Apr/14 Lead
with john g
Hidden 10/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
Jethro ?/Mar/14 2nd
St0neMonkey ?/Mar/14 Lead
with Jethro
MikeDowsett ??/2014 2nd
with Mark Chimley, Tony Fidler
TonyF ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Jared Kitchen, Tom Pidcock
Hidden 20/Oct/13 Lead
dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jshields 28/Aug/13 Lead
riff156 26/Aug/13 Lead dog

slipped off 6 foot from top great route though

with Jo Smith
dionisys 23/Aug/13 Lead
Andypeak 23/Aug/13 2nd
leeds_belle 27/Jul/13 2nd dog

Greasy slopers, but then it was very sunny in the afternoon. OK until the top moves where a long reach is useful.

Hidden 25/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Trev Tatler
Jackwd 02/Jun/13 TR
Tithe Technique 02/Jun/13 TR O/S
charley 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with JackD, Ange, Kev
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead
nick ferro 06/Apr/13 -
drysori 22/Feb/13 Lead
with Harry Eastham
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Vincej ??/2013 Lead
with Nevil
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
climb the peak ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Daniel Zheng
Nick1812P 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Coops_13 09/Sep/12 2nd dog

Had to rest to get Harry's gear out which he'd taken practice trad falls on!

Hidden 22/Aug/12 2nd
john max 09/Aug/12 2nd
Jim Slater 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S
stuaart 21/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Grunted up it. Good warm up.

with Neil Redgrave
Manchi 21/Jul/12 2nd
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 21/Jul/12 Lead
with Manchi
hotfeet 01/Jun/12 Lead
with Austen Moulding, Kent
Max Streeton 20/May/12 Lead
tomshanti 20/May/12 2nd O/S

max led Brindle Crack,I climbed direct up this.great.I laybacked it,Alan face climbed and Max jammed-variety eh!

Monkey_Alan 20/May/12 2nd

Avoided most of the crack, hanging slopes in the breaks instead.

mjeffery 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Winter
Palmer 10/Mar/12 Lead
sopaz 10/Mar/12 2nd
Jack.Beech 01/Mar/12 Lead

Loved it. Pumpy final moves.

tiga271 30/Oct/11 2nd

couldn't do E1 to left :-(

with mark20
SteveM 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Matt Box, Rachael
spragglerocks 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Top section was a touch tricky

Steven Andrews 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Couldn't work out move, somehow managed to downclimb from halfway up(!?), had a think on the ledge and then laybacked it.

charley 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 22/Sep/11 TR

failed to lead, traversed into Brindle Crack to finish. Threw rope down to retrieve gear. VS 4b in my ed of Rockfax Eastern Grit. Tough VS,5a in my book.Initially jammed the top section & then finished by layback! Retreated to Yarncliffe as far too windy here.

with Dave Parker
ayuplass 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Tracy T, Helen, Thea
Rob Davies 02/Sep/11 Lead
with Angus McLean, Neil Hyde
adam carless 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

via layback rather than finger locks, nice steady moves all the way.

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


with Adam
antdav 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
hotfeet 13/Aug/11 Lead
with Ant
Haydn Jones 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with paul
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Mikael 02/Jul/11 Lead
TerryLines 02/Jul/11 Lead
al123 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S

nice jamming

with alex
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
gingerwolf 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/11 2nd rpt
chrisdavies 11/Jun/11 Solo
gripped01 ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Rimon Than
peaches69 25/May/11 2nd O/S
with sarah
Cossar 25/May/11 Lead
with Si
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
kermit_uk 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Steve Woolass
andybirtwistle 19/Apr/11 Lead
keith Lonsdale 19/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cragtyke 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jmjw 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Dan P
Oliver Houston 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR
Singleton_Alex 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
mark20 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Ollie B 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
Graeme Hammond 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

very 'curbar' though at least the difficulties are short lived

with Becky E
Becky E 22/Mar/11 2nd
Sam Cooke 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Giles1 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Sam
kitkat78 12/Mar/11 Lead
with SteveM
SteveM 12/Mar/11 2nd
with Kat
treg 24/Feb/11 2nd

As the second, was able to just go for it and found the moves to be very pleasant. Wouldn't liked to have had to place gear though.

with Ben
Laurence Everitt 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jon Read 30/Oct/10 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
Jonathan Hall 22/Oct/10 2nd
Rhythm24 10/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Rob Benton, Hannah
simeclimb68 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ricahrd Millet
Tala A 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Alex T (RAFMA) 26/Sep/10 Lead
gilbert 26/Sep/10 Lead dnf

I was told it was a VS4B! Managed to place all the gear but fell 3 times trying to make the the crux move half way up the crack. Lower down swapped end and Alex lead it at the 2nd attempt using just the gear I'd placed. Much easier as a 2nd when I'd seen the key move - foot high!!

with Alex Tomczynski
gilbert 26/Sep/10 2nd β

Failed on lead then followed Alex - much easier!

with Alex Tomczynski
GrantB 12/Sep/10 Lead
petellis 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jkarran 12/Sep/10 2nd

Felt really rather awkward toward the top

with Grant, Pete
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 27/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
sims 25/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Francis
davenev 21/Jul/10 Lead dog

Got pumped trying to place one last piece of gear and rested - moves are solid if you just commit to the layback

with luke
Mr Tickle 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with davenev
hellboundblr 04/Jul/10 2nd
with Tony Madden
batterj2 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with David Aran
adrianscott 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 03/Jun/10 2nd dog
katyc 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
The Wild Scallion 23/May/10 Lead dog

The hottest day of the year. Really struggled with committing to the laybacks. Note to self never climb in blistering heat.

dpmUK 23/May/10 2nd dog
adam carless 23/May/10 Lead
with dpmuk
gordonday 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mat
Hidden 20/May/10 -
ChrisBrooke 15/May/10 2nd
with John Inkpen
Falko 03/May/10 Lead O/S

This could almost have counted as a 'winter ascent'. Freezing cold, 0.5cm hail on the ground (+ crag) and a cuckoo calling in the trees below the crag. Ah, summer is here at last!

with Al W.
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
jon_gill1 01/May/10 2nd
with big Si
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
Creep_pea 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Walsh
howlingbaboon 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
MD 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Brian R
Woodiee 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S

top crack was interesting, all the breaks and edges not quite as good as they looked from the ground but well protected - just try not to get pumped hanging around to place it :)

Singleton_Alex 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Liz Baker
liz23 07/Mar/10 TR dnf
honourableschoolboy ?/Jan/10 Lead dog
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
tlmarjot ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Denniss
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
DaNo123 12/Sep/09 2nd
with martin
Helen Gibson 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
markytaylor 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
nathanlee ?/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
urbanmonkey 21/Jun/09 -

Safe and fun, much harder than wall climb to the left.

with Bea
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rampikino 25/May/09 Lead
with Chris & Mike
chri55ie 25/May/09 2nd
mike_hough_uk 25/May/09 TR
with Rampikino, chri55ie
steveb2006 29/Apr/09 Lead
with Roland Smith
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Adam1973 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead dog
Od 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel "Piglett" Stroud
Rachel Stroud 14/Mar/09 2nd
with Od
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Lead dnf
Katharine.eaton ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 08/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Macca_7 08/Dec/08 2nd O/S

Tricky top section!

Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo
Another James 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this. Worth 2 stars I think.

with Jamie T
Howard J 29/Jul/08 2nd dog

What a bloody struggle! The layback felt very precarious, glad I was seconding it and not leading

with Richard Bonheyo
catblack ?/Jul/08 2nd
with beka, rob
john lynch 06/May/08 Lead
with rich armour
PanzerHanzler 05/May/08 Lead dog

4b.. What comedian came up with that! Guidebook says 5a.

with Guy
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd O/S
00nip 07/Mar/08 Lead
with Eddy Barnes
00nip 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Eddy Barnes
Pilch 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S

top crack was hard work with numb fingers, also forgot to layback it, I'm sure this is 5a in the book

with Ed
EdShep 12/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden 06/Jan/08 TR dog
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd rpt
mankrambler ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S

I have done easier HVS 5a's

with CUMC
Ian Parnell ?/Nov/07 2nd
with Jon Winter
Hidden 20/Oct/07 AltLd
featuresforfeet 06/Oct/07 2nd RP
with Mun
Chris Ellis 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Nige Shaw
tobydunford 30/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
richardhopton 28/Jul/07 Lead
with SkivingBlueCat
Hidden 24/Jul/07 2nd O/S
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
John Parkin 12/Jun/07 -
with Dave Cheetham
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/May/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 18/Feb/07 2nd dog

Fell off the top crack section after my hands slid off slopers trying to get gear out. Did it from the ledge in one go the second time, it's a brilliant laybacking crack if you don't have to faff with gear. 4c not 5a though.

with James/Dan
gethin_allen ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead dog
adrianj 19/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with david
uphillnow 16/Jun/06 Lead

done earlier in 1970's

Mark Stevenson 28/May/06 Solo O/S
Si dH 28/May/06 2nd RP

Failed on this last summer. Not really too bad, just slopey, altho definitely 5a or so not 4b.

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 14/May/06 Lead
Paul-Michael 14/May/06 2nd O/S

Nich's lead.

with Sally Woodbridge, Nick Hanie
mel holmes ?/May/06 2nd
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
ChrisBrooke 13/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Emma Simmonds
Jody ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S


with DW
Hidden ?/Oct/05 AltLd
baldcoder 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
caradoc 23/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Lead rpt
PenJD 15/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Chris Davids 26/Jul/05 Lead dog
with Dad
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd
Marq 28/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden 04/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/04 Lead
darren1 06/Jun/04 -
Hidden 01/May/03 2nd O/S
cem 08/Dec/02 2nd
with Liam Mark
Phil West 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan & Joanne ?
Steerpike 30/Mar/02 2nd O/S
with CMC
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
martroberts 16/Sep/01 Lead O/S
runestone 30/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Blod
Hidden 19/Mar/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Lead
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom Lou
Chalky Cat ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Dom Lou
Peakology ??/1999 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 29/Mar/98 -
with Cec
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
Budge 04/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Roget 26/Nov/95 Lead O/S
with jon
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 2nd
with ??
Hidden 09/Jul/95 2nd O/S
crater 23/Aug/93 Lead O/S
babymoac 08/Jun/92 Lead
with Chris B
Andy Say 23/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/87 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/87 Lead
sadams 14/Jul/86 Solo
Rob Davies ??/1984 2nd


with Mick Moss
Hidden 31/Jan/81 TR
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/80 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Lead
Mark Kemball 08/Mar/75 Lead
Dave Musgrove ??/1973 Lead
mikej 20/Jun/70 Lead
with E
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