Rockfax Description
Classic Curbar, a tough nut to crack, being both narrower and harder then its neighbour © Rockfax

Andrew Abraham 12/Nov/17 2nd O/S
George Frisby 02/Sep/17 Lead G/U

Such a battle! Dogged horrendously up it to get the gear in on the first attempt and see where the jams were. then pulled the ropes through and lead it on pre placed gear. Such a good route for learning to crack climb, good hand jams at the bottom then gets a bit thuggier and wider and the top. Short but great.

with Rowland
rowland penty 02/Sep/17 Lead
chancer 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Ed Wigmore
Hidden 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Andypeak 02/Jul/17 Lead
riff156 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Dane
gaz3212 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S
robgixer 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
crossleysm 02/Apr/17 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Mar/17 2nd

Hard!! Particularly the first 3 metres from the ground. Once you can get your toes in the crack it eases, but the jams get baggier. Definitely one for the 'jamming school'

cragtyke 07/Mar/17 Lead
with Nik
kwaidy 27/Dec/16 Lead dnf

Tough one !

with sting
MikeyP 17/Dec/16 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Flavio 01/Oct/16 Solo O/S
JRJones 06/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Over pads. Excellent little route.

with Rob Law
cragsman9000 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Neil tried first but backed off. I then lead using two pieces of pre-placed gear. Laybacked the top section.

with Neil
Rosie Henstock 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
TGreen 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
adamre12 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Solo rpt
MrFantastic 30/Apr/16 Solo dnf
poeter210 19/Mar/16 2nd dog
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead dog
Paul ablitt ??/2016 -
benlatham07 29/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 Solo O/S
rich_hw 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/14 2nd
deacondeacon 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
charvey 05/Oct/14 Sent dnf
with Ali
TobyA 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Bizarrely low-friction for jams in the crack.

with Tom R
tmawer 26/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Kasha
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead
Marq 13/Jul/14 2nd RP
JimboWizbo 12/Jul/14 Lead dog

What a fight. Wonderful.

with gaz, Ian, Beth
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd dog
Peakphil 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead RP
charvey 05/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Absolutely Nails

duncan 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 16/May/14 Lead O/S

thought I'd stroll up this after elder crack, you get nothing at Curbar!!! What a fight!

cragtyke 05/Apr/14 Lead

bit damp in the back of the crack so good value

with Big Lee
samwillo 23/Feb/14 Solo
with Jay
marcduhig 07/Dec/13 Sent O/S
tchallen99 07/Dec/13 Sent
dan_blair87 28/Sep/13 Lead dog
stevelismore 03/Jul/13 2nd dog

God I hate jamming! Very steep and hard so have to admit to pulling on the last piece of pro.

Jim Slater 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead dnf
jshields 23/Sep/12 Lead


fatbuoybazza 19/Aug/12 Lead dog

Top wider crack was so flamin greasy i never stood a chance!!..Will be back to show who the boss is..

with daveyw
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Aug/12 2nd dog
elCapitano 09/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Looks easy from the ground. It isn't though.

with Coatesy
lithos 20/Jun/12 2nd
with Peri
pebbles 20/Jun/12 Lead dog

took a rest at the crux, then cursed as I spotted the foothold I had needed - invisible from above, you need to clock it from below

with rob
disturbed_one51 14/May/12 Solo
Karl Wooffindin 13/May/12 2nd O/S

Attempted to lead this but found after 2 days of abuse my hands weren't upto much. Phil sorted it out though.

with Phil Wickens
Bradbury 25/Mar/12 Lead dog
Byronius Maximus 25/Mar/12 2nd dog

Nope, my jamming still isn't up to scratch.

with Andy Winter
Roget 19/Feb/12 Solo O/S
david morse 29/Jan/12 Lead

Well worth seeking out...if not a bit short

with josh
pebbles ??/2012 2nd
with rob
lithos ??/2012 Lead dnf

trashed hands and sacked it off

with Peri
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Peakpdr 02/Nov/11 -
Rich Malcolm 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Brennan
ben_250 14/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Andrew, Tom
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Chris Craggs 19/May/11 2nd


with Graham Parkes
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead dog
ronmcdonald ??/2011 TR
with Dad
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Solo O/S
James Oakes 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper, Brad Cowley
braders94 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Rob Cooper, James Oakes
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead dnf
garethb 30/Oct/10 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 17/Oct/10 -
Rhythm24 10/Oct/10 TR dnf


with Rob Benton, Hannah
ajc 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Guy Wilson 08/Aug/10 -
with Dave Chapman
DaveFidler 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Arron Quinn
chrisbussell 27/Jul/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Mr. K 23/May/10 Lead dog

Two rests on gear. First fist-jamming route of the year and I was stuggling to find the jams and make them stick. Brutal route!

Hidden ??/2010 -
jkarran 18/Oct/09 Lead

Yeurghhh... never again (I've said that before!)

with Aly, Pete
petellis 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
Cake 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Hardest short HVS I've done I think. Pride got me up it I think

with Matt
ed woods 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Adam
HansUDes 21/Jul/09 TR dog

VS 5a

Rob Jarratt 23/Jun/09 Lead dog

Should have gone back down and lead it from the ground up as it wasn't really that bad, but the midges were truly awful.

with George Mumford, Jim Paxman
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Nicos 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
adam carless 20/Sep/08 2nd rpt

still as hard as ever

with Jon_nz
Hidden 04/Sep/08 Solo O/S
climbingpixie 03/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Ouch! I lost skin and dignity and fell off twice before giving up and handing the lead over to my more competent partner. Did it on second but with some tension during the crux even then.

with Stanage Steve
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
v.jester 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 29/Jul/07 2nd
with Phil Ashton
dan gibson 22/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with AJ
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/06 2nd
Mark Stevenson 28/May/06 Solo O/S
Si dH 28/May/06 Lead O/S

Jumped off from 2m up a couple of times before doing it.

with Tom Lambert
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/06 Solo O/S
SteveM 18/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Tobs
reg_measures 22/May/05 Lead O/S
with timmy elson
duncan 05/May/03 Lead O/S
with Vladimir Arnoudov
DerwentDiluted 13/Apr/03 Lead
with A. Murray
Hidden 16/May/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Solo
Laramadness 09/May/98 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 29/Mar/98 -
with Cec
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Solo
Hidden 30/May/94 Solo
Hidden 16/Aug/93 Lead
charlesmfrench 12/Jul/93 Solo O/S
fellgazelle ??/1990 2nd O/S
with Alan Haigh
stp 03/Jul/85 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1984 Lead
Andy Say 15/Aug/81 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1981 Lead
babymoac 25/Oct/80 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/80 Solo
Mark Kemball 22/Sep/79 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jun/76 Lead
with Pete, John
Dave Musgrove 10/Apr/75 -
mikej 20/Jun/70 Lead
with E
Hidden 14/Aug/66 Solo
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