Rockfax Description
The thin crack on the right is rather unsatisfying. The bulge is the crux (knee-bar rest) and, although the ledges on the right are difficult to avoid, you have to at least try! © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1976

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, The Froggatt to Black Rocks into E2 smile list, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Andrew Sloan 25/May Lead dnf

Got to just beneath bulge and then realised it was too hard and too hot. Finished up PMC1.

with pete
watson.b 21/May Lead dog
with Tony
Tony Myers 21/May 2nd dog
asol 09/Apr Lead β

On Euge + Rob's gear

with Euge
Euge401 08/Apr Lead G/U
with Bobby P, Anna S
climberchristy 02/Apr Lead G/U

Came off on on crux. Disappointing not to onsight but pulled ropes and re-led clean 5 mins later. Good route. Better than its green appearance suggests. Tough crux move for 5c.

with bencole
dominic lee 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Pete O'Donnovan
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd dog
Hidden 07/May/15 2nd dog
Pete Rigby 02/May/15 Lead dnf
with Kelli Roberts
phil64 26/Apr/15 Lead

Great little route

with mike cox
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/15 Lead rpt

much easier tonight (previously failed to finish)

bigdrew 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Dunc Frish, Ian Milward
ashtond6 13/Oct/14 Lead

C1 practise

eel 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

smashing route, didnt notice the proxsimity of the other wall while i was climbing, two strars from me

soph 05/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Sam Ring, Tony Stone
WillDoyle 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Andypeak 04/Aug/14 Lead dnf

was probably a bit ambitious given that I climb HVS. It looked easy from the ground. Managed to get to just below the bulge then escaped right.

dannyboy83 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Lena, Maisy, Ben Ochner
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Goose4 08/Mar/14 Lead β
with Charlotte King, Tom Adams, Euan McKendrick
McKEuan 08/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
mike mo ??/2014 -
Neil McA 28/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with pete barrass, Andy Perkins
Tim M 11/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Richard W
leeds_belle 27/Jul/13 2nd dog
will9911 24/Jul/13 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd β
Hidden 13/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd dnf
hippymagic 03/Jul/12 2nd dnf
with Rob, Pete Barrass
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd dog
mark20 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead β
Andrew Sloan 19/Nov/11 2nd dog
Martin Haworth 19/Nov/11 Lead dog

Nearly got it clean, one fall.

with Andy
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tonanf ??/2011 TR
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Misha 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

The initial crack is no walkover and calls for a decisive approach. The crux is also pretty stiff, particularly as the rest is not that great. Would be worth two stars if it wasn't so close to the side wall. Su did well to get as far as standing up on the first good hold in the crack but struggled to finger torque with her injured finger. On the abseil recovered a jammed nut from just below the crux - took quite a bit of hammering with a large hex to get it out.

with Su
Hidden 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Martin Cooper 10/Oct/09 Lead
with Jon Lawton, Neil
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Richard Bissel
Martin Haworth 26/Apr/09 Lead dog

Very tough, dogged it, but a real quality route.

with Mick r
Mick r 26/Apr/09 AltLd dog

Both had a go with Martin finishing when I couldn't get the last section. Esier after Martin spotted the hidden hold at the back of the flared crack at the top

with Martin
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead
DaveFidler ??/2009 TR O/S
DavidR 17/Aug/08 Lead dog

Fell a couple of times at the roof/bulge, but worked it out in the end. Rockfax says the route is 'rather unsatisfying'! I thought it was a cracker. Also, wasted time and effort trying to find the alleged 'knee-bar rest' without success.

Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd
Brown 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Henry
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead dog
jimbonfire 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 14/Jan/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/06 TR dog
dan gibson 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden ??/2006 -
shoulders 18/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/04 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Rik Dawes ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd
goi.ashmore 22/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Phil Bent
fellgazelle ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Dave Fooks
Hidden 17/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/01 2nd
tompercy 03/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/00 Lead
D Tempest ?/Aug/00 Lead
with Rick
Hidden 27/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead dnf

Fell from last move, leg caught around rope & flipped upside down under overhang. Hit wall with head and knocked myself out for a few secs. Lucky I had a helmet on. Soloed Kayak after to make sure I hadn't lost bottle.

with Ben
Hidden 17/Oct/99 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/99 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden 12/May/98 2nd dog
Colin Edwards ??/1998 2nd
with Simon Gough Brown
Hidden 08/Mar/97 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1997 -
nokishatov 16/May/96 2nd O/S
ste_d 16/May/96 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden ?/May/96 Lead O/S
Roget 28/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 06/Jun/95 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden ?/May/94 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead O/S
Neil R 08/Oct/93 2nd
with Richard W
Rich Kirby 03/Oct/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/93 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/93 2nd
charlesmfrench 12/May/93 Lead O/S
with Keith Milne, Ian Milne
rob.grafton 27/Sep/92 Lead
with Bruce
Laramadness 16/Sep/92 TR
Tony Little 15/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Merk
Hidden 01/Aug/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Stoney Boy 30/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Colin Hughes
Hidden ?/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
tapley 18/Nov/89 2nd
Backinthegame 09/Apr/89 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/88 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Oct/87 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/87 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/87 2nd
Bruce Kerr 14/Apr/87 Lead
with Neville Elstone
uphillnow ??/1984 Lead

probably with john robinson seconding

stp 12/Jul/83 2nd
Hammy 28/Mar/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong
Hidden 14/Jun/81 2nd
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1981 2nd
with Steve Hartland
Sean Kelly ??/1980 -
with Duncan Lee/Keith Bolton
jon 28/Oct/78 Lead
with Elaine
clanger ??/1972 -
andy gittins ??/1972 -
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