Rockfax Description
As for Calver Wall to the ledge but step right to reach and climb the right-hand branch of the crack. The shallow groove directly below is the reachy direct start - 5b. © Rockfax

Hidden 19/Feb Lead O/S
Droyd 03/Feb Solo O/S
sting 27/Dec/16 2nd
with kwaidy
kwaidy 27/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with sting
FlavioL1989 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
James Oakes 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
badgerjockey 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rich
pawel suhy 08/Sep/16 2nd rpt
alexjf 08/Sep/16 Lead
with Pawel PCC
JasonK 08/Sep/16 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 08/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 08/Sep/16 Lead
john max 08/Sep/16 2nd
with Andy Jobling
Jackspratt 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
slab_happy 31/Jul/16 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 31/Jul/16 Lead
with Clare S
Fred Lazell 31/Jul/16 Lead
Tony Kartawick 31/Jul/16 2nd
abi.k.l 26/Jul/16 AltLd dnf

Tom started Calver Wall (VS 5a) and got gear in up to the deep horizontal seam ~2m from the top. Could not get past this point so tried Brindle Crack instead but was burnt out. Set up belay so I could have a go. I struggled to remove gear on the VS with greasy negative holds but got there on third attempt. Tried to lead Brindle Crack myself but had difficulty starting directly above Tom's belay. Got a further piece of gear in a little higher up but had myself lost the power to be able to mantel up by this point so we called it quits and came off to the right. Humbling!

with Tom Butlin, Mynydd CC
TGreen 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
gravity 22/May/16 Lead O/S
si_pro_83 22/May/16 2nd
with gravity
Chris1234H 15/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/16 2nd
marcduhig 30/Apr/16 2nd O/S
chancer 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Marc Duhig
Paul Hy 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Jack C
saffy 19/Apr/16 2nd
with Paul Hy
Andypeak 10/Apr/16 Lead

climbed the 5b block below

Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt
gaz3212 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
greenclimb 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Sarah
jing 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S


with Robert
rd20 02/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Jing
Hidden 20/Mar/16 -
Hidden 20/Mar/16 2nd O/S
soph 23/Jan/16 Solo O/S
oscaig 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Nice climbing and good gear. Getting established in top crack is quite committing - took a bit of psyching upon the ledge, and gear shuffling to get on with it! A typical tough Curbar HS?

with R Tidy
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead
johnself1603 11/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/15 2nd
DaveB61 01/Oct/15 Lead
with Cath Sinclair
Whitters 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Jamie Brown 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Pete Bradshaw
max_chan 06/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Antonio - PCC, Irene - PCC
john max 06/Sep/15 Lead
with Becky E
Becky E 06/Sep/15 2nd
Antonio Ferra ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Alex
HarryM123 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead
cragsman9000 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
amccann 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 25/May/15 2nd O/S
MSchobitz 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 Solo O/S
althesin 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
mjeffery 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Ian JL 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/15 Lead O/S
cragtyke 02/Apr/15 2nd
with Chris
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
James Lowe 25/Mar/15 2nd
with Pete
onlyfoddington 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
bantamdave 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Brian
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Lead
David Mayers 26/Oct/14 2nd
with Chris Vickers
ChrisVickers 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Chris PCC, WillCook
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
john_ni 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
matt.stevenson 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tiga271 09/Aug/14 Lead
with Dave
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd
Curly Rich 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
philmitch 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
JohnBotham 21/May/14 Lead
duncan 18/May/14 2nd
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 04/May/14 2nd
with rich alderton
cragtyke 05/Apr/14 Lead

in rain - wet

with Big Lee
Big Lee 05/Apr/14 2nd dog

Made a mess of the final jamming crack. Wet rock.

Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd β
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
alooker 08/Nov/13 Lead O/S
teh_mark 08/Nov/13 2nd dog

Made rather more difficult with cold and numb hands!

Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
john lynch 07/Aug/13 Lead
with esther
Pero 01/Aug/13 Lead
HIGHTOWER 28/Jul/13 2nd
with Nathan Maxwell, Arran Glencross
JFORDE 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Alex 74 12/May/13 TR O/S
with Gareth
Gareth Waite 12/May/13 TR
max_chan 02/May/13 Lead O/S
with Lou
Graeme Hammond 02/May/13 Solo rpt
Matt Harmon 01/May/13 Lead O/S
with Alan Middup
Dan Vaj 25/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Chidgey
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Tom Campbell 14/Apr/13 Lead O/S
rich_hw 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/13 2nd O/S

also 2nd with Jim 28-4-2013

gsavell 10/Nov/12 TR β
with Sarah Knight
Hidden 25/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Webster 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Whealiebob 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Milne 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S
David Bibby 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead
Hardcore Pat 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 01/Jun/12 Solo O/S
RFWilkie 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
theandthem 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S
the power 22/Mar/12 TR
with ken
mark20 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
tiga271 30/Oct/11 Lead
with mark20
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Stuart Reeves
stuaart 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
charley 15/Oct/11 2nd rpt

Steve & Ange led

Tithe Technique 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Managed it clean despite hand spasming and back-clipping!!! Last one of the day!

chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR
Hidden 14/Oct/11 Lead
Pete Nugent 22/Sep/11 Lead
with Dave Parker
ayuplass 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Tracy T, Helen, Thea
Mikael 10/Jul/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 10/Jul/11 2nd rpt
pete1993 03/Jul/11 2nd
robman 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with john ayrton
gripped01 ?/Jun/11 2nd
with Rimon Than
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
asmith37 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Oliver Houston 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
andil 02/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 TR
sharpie530 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Rous
Moritz L 18/Mar/11 2nd
with rylett
rylett 18/Mar/11 Lead
dominic lee 06/Mar/11 Lead
with Caitlin Ravenscroft
CMRavenscroft 06/Mar/11 2nd
SallyMay ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
stvey 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Louise
LouiseCowie 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with stvey
Richard Gilbert 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Last climb of the day, easy to the ledge then up, place cam, emotional moment, climb back to ledge, up again place higher cam, emotional moment, climb back to ledge, remove jacket throw to belayer, climb to top no drama.

with Alex Lambert
Irn Bruce 09/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JPGR 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
jshields 18/Jul/10 Lead


with Ian Hicks
gknyus 14/Jun/10 Lead O/S


with Fishcakes
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
popebenedictus 03/Jun/10 Lead dog

Tried jammming up the top crack without the mega jugs to the right. That was a mistake!

adrianscott 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 -
helios 15/May/10 Lead
with Abigail Joynes
peggy_on_the_rocks 02/May/10 2nd β
jon_gill1 01/May/10 Lead
with ric gamble
SteWatkins ?/May/10 -
Ben Sidsaph 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lee Packer
howlingbaboon 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
Sophie Nunn 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Woodiee 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
peteJ23 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Moore, Scruffster, John Deakin
blakedownclimber 14/Mar/10 TR O/S
with pete jackson
Deako 13/Mar/10 2nd
with peteJ23
Chris Ellis 27/Sep/09 Lead
with Jim Hatfield, Martin Veale
DaNo123 12/Sep/09 Lead
with eddy
Hidden 10/Sep/09 2nd
liverpooldave 06/Sep/09 Lead dog
The_Boy_ODwyer 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ben
thecurlyone 30/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with James
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Rachel S 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
mike reed 16/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
markytaylor 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Rampikino 25/May/09 Lead
with Chris & Mike
mike_hough_uk 25/May/09 Lead dnf

Failed on top crack

with Rampikino, chri55ie
chri55ie 25/May/09 2nd
garywong 17/May/09 Lead O/S
rd20 17/May/09 2nd
with Martin
smolders 17/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Adam1973 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Big Ian
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Wayne S ??/2009 -
Macca_7 08/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Nice finish, slightly easier than calver wall.

nige pacer ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
charley 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Dan
munnsy 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
centurion05 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Carmen
pebbles 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with cefyn
Howard J 29/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Helen Severn
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
duzinga 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jim and Ewan
benman 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with roge
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
PenJD 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Heather Swift
Pilch 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Muffed this on first go, then it ate my hand

with Ed
EdShep 12/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
skittles 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
gareth scott borthwick 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
John Dale 04/Aug/07 Lead
with Max Cole
jcurley 01/Aug/07 2nd
colin milton 01/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 07/Jul/07 2nd

Attempted Calver Wall but was far too weak.

Howard J 05/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Henry Tindell
Paul-Michael 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Some pre placed gear, Paul backed off lead.

with Paul Nurse
DerwentDiluted 26/Apr/07 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
ellentaylor 11/Mar/07 2nd

A combination of jamming and laybacking needed to enter the overhang crack

with Nick Lambert
Hidden 15/Oct/06 2nd
Steve Pardoe 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S

My one lead of afternoon. Choice of routes above the huge ledge (nice to place gear from, not so good if you fall onto it). Had a look at Calver wall and got some gear in, but backed off and settled for BC instead. Still managed to scare myself when a foot slipped, but glad I finished it.

ArnaudG 07/Oct/06 2nd
with Steve Pardoe
chris murnin 12/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with david
uphillnow 16/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/06 Solo O/S
mel holmes ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with nick w
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Nicos 02/Feb/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Mike Lee 11/Nov/05 Lead O/S

Brindle Crack 10mts HS 4b 1star

with Steve
baldcoder 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Si dH 03/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Andy Morris
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/05 2nd rpt
loonyclimber ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/04 Lead
Howard J 17/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Rachel James
Hidden 30/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Alex Mason ?/Jun/04 Lead

nice weather sat on the belay

jsw1 09/May/04 2nd O/S
with Andy Bond
Allan Young 04/Oct/03 2nd β
with Rob Morris, Sam Gerrard
Phil West 13/Sep/03 2nd rpt
with Mark B
cem 08/Dec/02 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Steerpike 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S
with CMC
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/99 2nd
ajc 30/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
crater 31/Aug/96 2nd
andrewbooth1000 06/Jun/96 Lead
Roget 26/Nov/95 Solo O/S
with jon
charlesmfrench 04/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Laramadness ?/May/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/90 Lead
Raggar 10/Jul/89 Lead
with Guy C, Clare M
Andy Say 16/Apr/87 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 04/Aug/83 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Apr/83 Lead
with Manchester Poly
andy tetsill ?/Aug/81 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Dave Musgrove 29/Mar/81 Lead
with Jim Worthington
Hidden 31/Jan/81 Solo
Hidden 18/Oct/80 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/79 Solo
mikej 19/Apr/69 Lead
with Bill Church
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