Rockfax Description
The blank corner is bridged. Technical but still low in the grade except for the short who might really struggle. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1955

Ticklists: The Curbar Crush.

James Oakes 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
ig248 17/Jul/16 Lead
with Kirill
Kirill 17/Jul/16 2nd

Insane bridging.

with Igor
soph 24/Apr/16 Solo rpt
with Emma Twyford
Andrew Jennings 22/Jul/15 Sent
with Aide Jebb
Andypeak 16/May/15 Lead

Is not low in the grade!

soph 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Sam Ring, Tony Stone
stevelismore 28/Sep/14 Lead dnf

We both tried it but couldn't reach the handhold.

with Will Cook
nameless_rob 25/May/13 TR dog
with Johanna
Hidden ??/2013 -
Ericrd 13/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Kostandinos
deacondeacon 01/Jun/12 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 14/May/12 Solo
chumleywarner 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
Tithe Technique 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 15/Oct/11 TR O/S

Can't believe I got up this one! HVS...maybe if you have long legs and arms but a sh*t load harder if you're only 5'6"....thought my hips were about to dislocate...and gear wouldn't have been an option if I'd been leading! Awesome lead by Charley.

charley 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Didn't think my body could get into that position, turns out it can. Found it tough...

Graeme Hammond 14/Oct/11 Solo O/S

solo above mat

antdav 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
hotfeet 13/Aug/11 2nd
with Ant
pete1993 03/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Mr Sparkle 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Slim
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Sent
Gareth Bowen 02/Mar/11 2nd dog


with Dave Whitely
Keendan 12/Apr/10 Lead RP

scary first move (with no mat) but easy after that. Didn't use gear.

gethin_allen 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

placed loads on micro nuts in the crack but not sure if they were worth placing as i'd have probably hit the floor anyway if i'd fallen.

Hidden 16/Jun/09 TR dog
peter myers ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Matt Eyre
Ben Griffiths 15/Mar/09 TR RP

Variant - Started on the arete close to Flying Buttress on the right.

Hidden ??/2009 -
Pilch 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Thought this would be easier. Ed spotted and for a moment i thought he might be required.

Hidden 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo
Tom87 04/May/08 2nd dog
with Jez
masa-alpin 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

I, being short, sruggled to reach the crux hold - more like 6a move for me, but managed cleanly in the end. But this route is from Joe Brown, so no excuse!

with Sam (ULMC2008), George (ULMC2008)
argyle_dude 26/Apr/08 2nd dog

slipped bridging :-(

liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Mark Stevenson 28/May/06 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Marq 28/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
DerwentDiluted 27/Jan/01 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/99 Lead
Roget 30/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Laramadness 15/Oct/94 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 04/Aug/92 Solo O/S
mikej 21/Oct/90 Solo
with Mike Byles
goi.ashmore 03/Sep/89 Solo O/S
stp 21/Jun/89 Solo O/S
John Marsland 30/Apr/89 Lead
with Dave Mould
Iain Thow 06/Jun/88 Solo
Andy Say 16/Apr/87 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden 26/Aug/85 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/85 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/85 Solo
uphillnow ??/1985 Solo
Hidden 04/Aug/83 Solo
babymoac 02/May/82 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden 31/Jan/81 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Solo
The Reaper 31/Aug/80 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/79 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/79 Solo
jon 17/Dec/77 Lead
with Elaine
Hidden 03/Jul/77 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/77 Solo
mikej 24/Oct/76 Solo
mikej 13/Oct/75 Solo
with E
Mark Kemball 29/Sep/75 Solo
Dave Musgrove 10/Apr/75 -
mikej 03/Mar/74 Solo
with E
Dave Musgrove ??/1973 Lead
mikej 20/Jun/70 Solo
with E
Hidden 05/Oct/69 Solo
mikej 19/Apr/69 Solo
with Bill Church
mikej 28/Apr/68 Solo
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 29/Apr/67 Lead
mikej 01/Apr/67 Solo

At the time I thought the Hard VS grade was a misprint for Hard VD in the new guide.

with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
Hidden 14/Aug/66 Solo
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