Rockfax Description
The imposing narrowing fissure is one of gritstone's great crack ticks. A brambly, blocky crack leads to the sentry-box. Runners can be placed deep in the crack (although not when wearing a helmet) but a large cam is a simpler modern method. Shin up the outside of the crack to a jug on the left arete then get established in the upper crack with difficulty. The wide upper crack is a little easier - just keep laybacking. Brilliant! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950. Given VS - must have been more holds on it then.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Hard Rock, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, 50 of the Best, Thrutch and Clutch, WideBoyz Crack School, Top 50 Peak Cracks, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), James' Winter Grit ticklist, UK road to wide crack mastery, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Hidden 16/Sep Lead O/S
Wils 30/Aug 2nd
SamStrong93 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Neil
ned_85 30/Aug 2nd
ned_85 12/Aug Lead
Hidden 11/Aug Lead O/S
James S 25/Jul Lead O/S

Scary without big cams...!

with melty
mark4344 21/Jul 2nd rpt
with Graham westbrook
Graham Westbrook 21/Jul Lead RP
Melonfly ?/Jul 2nd dog

Off widthed the top not the best style, left shoulder took a pounding.

with James
Jmpollard 15/Jun Lead O/S

Awesome, got some proper offwidth climbing in too, thought i was going to have to layback the bulge!

Hidden 15/Jun Lead O/S
Sarah Black 22/Apr Lead O/S
tunnah 22/Apr Lead
CMoore 22/Apr Lead O/S


Tom.Priestley 22/Apr 2nd O/S

In gloves as my hands were shot

with CMoore, Hinkley Honkley, tunnah
irish paul 22/Apr 2nd
Anne Gumbley 09/Apr 2nd dog
markfairbank 09/Apr Lead dog

Battle to reach the jug didn't quite make it today

asol 08/Apr Lead O/S
with Euge
Cole Robertson 26/Mar Lead O/S

Felt soft at the grade! Run out through, as I didn't have a #5. Fun.

George Frisby 26/Mar 2nd dog

Dogged my way up, can't crack climb! Great lead by Cole, hard and bold.

with Cole
Hidden 12/Mar Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 04/Feb Lead
mjeffery 29/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with charley
charley 29/Sep/16 Lead G/U

Tried at the start of the year and couldn't pull onto the slab from the jug. Didn't have an issue this time. Happy to have got it ticked.

1poundSOCKS 25/Sep/16 2nd β

Did it quite comfortably. The jug on the left above the offwidth crux looks miles away, but just keep working your feet up. The climbing above was trickier than expected. And Rich nearly lost my Camelot #5.

richiebongo 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Neilaw 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Neil W
max_chan 08/Sep/16 2nd

Rested on rope to get a cam out. Not sure I would have got up clean even so.

with Trevor Wilson
Graeme Hammond 08/Sep/16 2nd rpt
JRJones 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

One committing move, all okay apart from that. Did the top as a steady grovel rather than a layback. Can't be harder than E1 if you have a size 5/6 camelot, sadly i do not.

with Rob Law
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Lead
Lukem6 24/Jun/16 Lead O/S

went in to rock over blind first try. Great route

with Aidie
DubyaJamesDubya 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Phil Blaen, Andrew Bevan
melv 22/May/16 Lead
with Fi
w-watson 15/May/16 Lead
Mike505 15/May/16 2nd dog

I didn't intend to climb this however the first second pumped out (badly hungover). I just made one stupid foot placement choice and peeled. Will be back to do it justice!

Hidden 15/May/16 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 15/May/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/May/16 Lead O/S
dom94 03/May/16 Lead O/S

Found this really fun and really good

Sam McCarthy 03/May/16 2nd O/S

Found this so desperate, glad I didn't lead

Sam Husband 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Got to the point where I started swearing in a Scottish accent - struggle.

with Ed
Stroppy 10/Apr/16 Lead G/U

Went first time, but spent a while falling off it a couple of years ago so take the G/U tick

MichaelGallimore 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Started to rain near the top, luckily after the hard section.

with Andy Cmc
Louishmouis 30/Mar/16 2nd
ferdia 25/Mar/16 2nd
markalmack 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

I nearly backed off this cos my biggest cam wasn't big enough. It seemed a bit stupid continuing, but I did anyway.... I would recommend a no.5 camalot

Andy Moles 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
poeter210 19/Mar/16 2nd dog
with argentinian machine
Granitemuncher 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

bit overrated, there are crimps outside the off-width. rock is nice !

Hidden 19/Mar/16 2nd dog
ned_85 06/Mar/16 Lead dog
with Angus McKendrick
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Proddler ?/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead
robertmichaellovell 18/Oct/15 Lead

Absolute classic

with Sarah, Mark C
MNC 18/Oct/15 2nd
with Rob
Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead β
bigdrew 10/Oct/15 Lead β
kermit_uk 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Marcus Wright 10/Oct/15 2nd
Nick Russell 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

I was surprised to find myself at the top thinking, "that wasn't as bad as it looks." My biggest cam - a #4 camalot - was never going to be any use for the bulge, but it protected the slab. A wire right at the back of the crack (helmet off to place it, of course!) was enough to go for it through the wide section.

SJS 04/Oct/15 2nd
with Nick
dominic lee 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Pete O'Donnovan
Andy Peak 1 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Lost my bottle had to do it with a big cam!

harry_lewis 13/Sep/15 Lead β
with Bernie Lozowski
amccann 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Bernie L 13/Sep/15 Lead β
with Tom Bennell, Alex McCann, Harry Lewis
IggyGoesPop 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Dragging my only large cam all the way.

Hidden 09/Aug/15 2nd dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Fat Boy
dan ely 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Sarah Pashley 10/Jun/15 Lead RP
Fragmod 15/May/15 Lead
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead
jimbonfire 13/Apr/15 Lead
climberchristy 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S

A surprisingly enjoyable route - off-widths don't really do it for me so only got on this as Ben had come off at crux. Actually the crux move is lovely and then the top half is interesting. Crux hard for 5b?

with bencole
bencole ?/Mar/15 Lead G/U

Got it second go.

Andy Peak 1 12/Feb/15 Lead rpt

Cudent find a good flask placment anywer

with phill ukc
the power 12/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Got me ass kicked hahaha mong

with Andy
Jacob Phillips ??/2015 Lead
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
phil64 ??/2015 -
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead β
pearson9596 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
ian d f 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

felt fine with big cams!

soph 17/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Karel Snoek
Laurence Everitt 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S


thetradlad 02/Nov/14 Lead β
mop449 25/Oct/14 Lead dog
The Grist 12/Oct/14 Lead β
PaulTanton 12/Oct/14 2nd rpt

Bit more of a fight than I remember. Good lead Mark. That friend 6 came in handy

deacondeacon 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Thanks a lot to the guys who lent us a mega cam for the, and the eliminates :) Great route. Easier than the E1's round here.

soph 05/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Sam Ring, Tony Stone
Hidden ?/Oct/14 2nd dog
rurp 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S

No6 cam and big bro meant overhead gear through overhang! Then 30ft layback with nothing. Great fun

with bill farmer
j.buckley87 19/Sep/14 TR RP

Top roped due to damp conditions, glad as crux took some working out.

Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
drysori 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
soph 09/Sep/14 2nd rpt
WB 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

great grovelling. A camalot 4 just about fits

with Guy
manwithacam 16/Aug/14 Lead

It was time to walk the walk. In the event, easier than The Peapod. Just a bit lacking in gear, and the section to the big hold for the left hand in the offwidth proper to some thinking about. This will the the last day outside before the birth of my second son, see you on the other side

with Mark
Stroppy 12/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Just couldn't figure it out, didn't really fully commit as I wasn't sure about the pro I had in the back of the crack (didn't have any big cams).

Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mark4344 16/May/14 Lead rpt

Made it clean at last. Tough pull through at crux

with Matt Payne
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
cheeky 15/May/14 Lead rpt

Mark Lead first and stripped the route for me to have a lead. So had the beta on the gear so only took up the required six (BIG) cams.

Derek Furze 09/Apr/14 2nd

Tough work on several levels

with Dave
gazfellows 30/Mar/14 2nd

Got to be the best E2 I've ever done! A Joe Brown masterpiece

with Billy
madasten 29/Mar/14 Lead

Great route! Been on my wish-list for years and I'm so glad I finally found the balls to go for it. Found the crux tougher than expected - definitely felt like 5c but it was early morning before the sun moved onto the crack and therefore it was green and slimy on the crux (not ideal for thutching!). My chicken wing just slipped out as I was reaching for the jug, so lowered down and got it 2nd attempt. Wish I'd had another size 5 cam for the upper crack - felt quite bold without it, although I did somehow manage to 'offwidth' the whole thing rather than laybacking it like most people, so perhaps I just made it unnecesarily hard for myself. Gaz made it look much easier on the 2nd.

with Gaz
tim newton 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
phildawson 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/14 Lead O/S
nimajneb ?/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 2nd
bwestwood 25/Nov/13 Lead
Si dH 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Lambert
Andy Peak 1 05/Oct/13 2nd

Love this climb

mark4344 29/Sep/13 Lead

rested at crux.squirmed up crack and tough pull through at bulge. top section ok

with Matt Payne
robgixer 29/Sep/13 Lead
masa-alpin 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt

Felt easier than my first time, though to be fair it was seconding this time. My technique has been improved a little to my joy!

with Rob G
Simon Davis 27/Aug/13 Lead
with Tim P
Hidden 29/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dan Mckinlay ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tsl42 27/May/13 2nd O/S
James Oakes 27/May/13 Lead O/S


Olli-C 30/Apr/13 2nd dog

Climbing wasn't as awful as I expected!. Proper scary thinking that we'd got Tony's cam stuck! Rachel made it look easy once she got down to business

Rachel Slater 30/Apr/13 Lead RP

Had a rest getting into the offwidth then did it clean from a low ledge. Actually used no offwidth moves at all in the end, and felt quite safe with a size 6 cam! There were several minutes of panic while we thought we might have got it stuck but Olli got it out in the end :)

Gambit 02/Mar/13 Lead β
with Barney
bencoope 02/Feb/13 -
captain ??/2013 -
David Sherratt ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/12 Lead O/S
ben.richards 27/Oct/12 2nd dog

Ouch, skinned ankles!

LJC 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
soph 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd
mark4344 16/Sep/12 Lead dnf

V.tough route. failed on crux rock over and took a decent fall onto a money well spent size 6 cam! big cams also needed for top layback.

with Matt Payne
will9911 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah little
Andy Peak 1 13/Sep/12 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
Dr Toph 07/Sep/12 Solo O/S

More of an offwidth thrutch than I was expecting! Well awkward getting into the upper section, had an undignified moment of both feet dangling while I squirmed up on knee-jams and arm bars.

Dan Geh 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Amazing! Only a few 'off-width' moves if you play this one correct.

AMJ098 28/Jul/12 -
with Dan Geh
tgeh 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

with 2 big cams probably only hvs!

with adam jordan, dan geh
kenneM 22/Jul/12 2nd
elCapitano 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kenny
Dave Foster 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt

Bit of a bugger. Good lead Si.

with Si 2
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Good route - 3 star! Enjoyed it. With big SLCDs, it didn't feel too bad - the grade of E2 is based on an ascent without?

with Lee P
alexjz 16/Apr/12 2nd dog
with Matt Burdekin
CRiddiford 21/Mar/12 2nd

really enjoyable and fun to work what to do, off widths are good!

with Nick
JRae 21/Mar/12 Lead

Really good. Lots of good moves even after the crux. Christened the HPC size 6 camalot, reckon its maybe E1 with one. A 4 would have went in too higher up.

with Arthur
Nick1812P 21/Mar/12 Lead dog

Rested once, really annoyed I didn't just crack on. awesome route, definitely doing it again clean soon.

Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd
david morse 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

One of the best Grit routes I have done. Amazing

Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
sgl0jd ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 2nd O/S
clmbr 11/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with mr g walters
w.pettet-smith ?/Nov/11 -
with ben
Ed Booth 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Adam Booth 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Easier than I was expecting, and certainly very safe if you've got big cams. More like E1 then. Great little route.

Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hannes B 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Emlyn
disturbed_one51 03/Sep/11 Lead

Great Fun. Getting to the good hold before the rockover was the crux. I will ignore that i slipped and mangled my arm jamming after that point. Brilliant

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 03/Sep/11 2nd

Great route, and not too hard for E2 i thought. Maybe it should go back to VS!

Danny Crump 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Luke_G 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

don't wear a helmet - as much as I hate saying this.

Hidden 28/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 20/Jul/11 2nd rpt
belay bunny turned bad 20/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with loundsy
llamaglama 09/Jul/11 2nd
with Jam
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
al99 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
centurion05 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

a lot nicer on the second, and im sure benji felt better with a size 6 cam. top route, JB = hero

with benji
pipof747 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 31/May/11 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 11/May/11 Lead O/S

Had to take my helmet off to place the gear deep in the crack before the crux, I obviously have long arms or I'm good at squeezing in cracks as James could reach the gear, so had to abseil for it. Glade of a borrowed size 5 cam on the crux, a 6 would have been a better fit. Didn't have any other large for the upper crack but not too hard and beautiful laybacks :)

Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
DavidR 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Very pleased to get this one on-sight. Been on the wish-list for a while. A brutal, thrutching squirm, but very satisfying. Didn't think the top section was a push-over at all (it's tough!), and did it using a combination of knee jam, a tiny bit of lay-backing and more thrutching!

eddy-on-the-rocks 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with max
Mike Goldthorp 01/Mar/11 Lead O/S

After an incredible day felt full-body tired, pleased to end it with this! Had 3 big cams (jussst about big enough for some of the narrowings in the crack) Offwidth-layback brilliance, good effort Mr. Brown!

J.Wells 16/Feb/11 Lead β
bigie bob 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
with Stephen
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

with Gareth 1 or 2 falls

Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Keendan 20/Nov/10 2nd β
hamish2016 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Beth UNUMC
Dave Foster 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S

If this route was an 'uman, it'd be the kind your momma told you to stay away from. Good lead Robin!

with Robin
robin_hackney 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice hard route - so much so that it required shirt off climbing at the end of October! Cheers for the loan of the big cam Dave. Made the crux feel less scary.

PeteH 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Found crux surprisingly easy, and then got a bit flummoxed on the top bit, as I had no wide gear left!

davewsargent 05/Sep/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete 05/Sep/10 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
geddicakes 28/Aug/10 2nd
Sankey 26/Jun/10 2nd

1 rest

with Luke
ben_250 12/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Tom Czech, Andrew
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Martin Brierley ?/May/10 2nd β

Hard, even as second.

ed edwards ?/May/10 AltLd O/S
with martin brierly
DuncanR 14/Apr/10 Lead
with Nick Taylor
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 27/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Jeff Hollenbaugh
TonyF ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 29/Oct/09 2nd
with Debbie, loundsy
Misha 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S

It wasn't the horrific struggle I had been expecting, in fact it was even enjoyable. Used two cams #4 for the upper crack but didn't have anything larger so had to really squirm to place a couple of smaller cams deep in the lower crack.

with Phil
philhilo 25/Oct/09 2nd
with misha
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Sep/09 2nd

Led this in c.1987

with Richard Bissel
ed woods 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Brown 23/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with John
Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd
greenclimb 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 23/May/09 2nd O/S
jchenoweth 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jez
Kyuzo ?/May/09 -
Jez ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with NJSharp
Martin Haworth 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 04/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Chi Cheng ?/Mar/09 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2009 -
Martin Cooper ??/2009 Lead β
with Si
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S

I just did the oaky-cokey, "right leg in, right leg out.. left arm in, out, in , out, shake it all about..etc etc and that's what it's all about" - Classic stuff. Really pleased to onsight this one! Buzzzin

Shauna 18/Oct/08 2nd dog
with Steve
hailtryfan ?/Oct/08 2nd dog
with Michael Porter
felixthelion 27/Sep/08 Lead β

Hard work. Made it look difficult....but it is.

lukea 27/Sep/08 2nd
with felix
lukehunt 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
tommytuffa 10/Sep/08 2nd
centurion05 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

A very terrifying experience, thought it would be ok but it's horrid. size 5 cam is just too small, and then i kicked it out when I climbed past it. rocking over onto the top slab was tough! Then I had no gear for the top crack.

with jules
HughM ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Toby Knight
tonanf 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S

didnt have a big enough cam, got a sling over the spike to protect the cruk, which revealed its self beautifully once i commited to it. Superb!!

with burt
M_W_Court 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
tlr 01/Jul/08 Lead
with Henry
Skell 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Wish I'd had a cam bigger than size 4!

with Kelvin
v.jester 07/May/08 Lead β
with guy
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
joe larner 17/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Really good climbing it helped having a no6 cam. Not really many offwidth moves though. great fun.

with Bruce
UndercoverElephant 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Nice bit of crack there, doesn't finish after the corner though. The No6 cam is the way forward, and you only need one since it can be recycled all the way up.

Andrew Sloan 01/Sep/07 TR dog
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
lukea ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Rich
Rich Mayfield 28/Jul/07 Lead
Mark Stevenson 28/Jul/07 AltLd rpt
with Rich Mayfield
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Hedger
ukb & bmc shark 14/Jan/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead rpt
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Lead O/S
beardy mike ??/2007 -
K1 ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
Nicos 16/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 09/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with alaan
alaan 09/Dec/06 Lead O/S

My first proper offwidth- surprisingly technical and, more suprisingly, really enjoyable!

with Ally
Hidden 07/Nov/06 Lead rpt
adam carless 07/Nov/06 2nd O/S

A full on offwidth battle - massive respect for Nick's lead.

dannyboy83 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
feilx 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 23/Sep/06 Lead RP

pretty good feeling topping out, but not while climibing

russonly 16/Aug/06 Lead dnf

Got passed the move - just. With my left hand in a great jam, my hands were too sweaty to hold the next hold. Luckily I had borrowed a size 5 freind and, despite being turned up-side-down, survived the day with lots of scrapes and bruises. Recommend only trying this in colder weather, boots which cover your ankles and thick clothing.

with AndyN
reg_measures 24/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Jorge
Ram MkiV 27/May/06 Lead O/S

fairly straight forward. offwidthed the top section all the way too though - felt more natural than the layback suggested in't guide.

with Reeve and Alex
steveb2006 10/May/06 Lead

With a borrowed camelot 5! Didnt need this in the past!!!

with Roland Smith
Tim Steward 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Boy ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
beardy mike ??/2006 Lead dog
with Rob Scheicl
Hidden 09/Feb/05 Lead O/S
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
ukb & bmc shark 30/Aug/04 Lead rpt
with Gav Pike
duncan 27/Mar/04 Lead rpt
with Vladimir Arnoudov
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
haydng ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Iggy_B ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
mel holmes 26/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/03 Lead
Steve Crowe 12/Apr/03 Lead O/S

both led

with KM
reg_measures 15/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with hugh thomas
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Mark Stevenson 07/Apr/02 2nd
with Loz Owen
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead dog
tuftynick ??/2001 -
Hidden 09/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 12/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Chris Read
Simonfarfaraway ??/2000 Lead O/S

big cam (friend 5) helpful!

with Steve Hastings
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 17/Oct/99 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/98 Lead
Mike Owen 17/May/98 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
fellgazelle ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Dave Fooks
PaulTanton ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
robtrooper ??/1996 Lead
clark alston ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S

Superb old classic.

rockaddiction 01/May/95 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 -
IanGilbertJones 25/Aug/94 Lead O/S
steveb2006 23/Aug/94 Lead

The wire placed in the back of the crack is stuck. Manage to retreive it 4 days later!

with Jo Pycroft
Hidden 15/Aug/94 TR O/S
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/93 2nd rpt
IanD353 ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/91 2nd
steveb2006 17/Jul/91 Lead

Hard Rock route number 6 - a potential stopper but it goes ok (and no big cams). Walk onto Froggatt for route 7

Roget 06/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones
craig h ?/Dec/90 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
Hidden 22/Oct/90 Lead
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/90 Lead rpt
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/90 2nd
with Dad
Rob Seymour 07/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Jim Seymour
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
philhilo ??/1990 -
philhilo ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
gordonday ??/1990 TR O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Paul Clarke ??/1990 AltLd
with FMC
Greg Cunningham 01/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/89 Lead O/S
phardman 06/May/89 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Tom V 04/Sep/87 2nd
with Howie Darwin
Eduardo Martinez 20/Jun/87 Lead O/S
John Marsland 20/Jun/87 2nd
with Eduardo Martinez
ukb & bmc shark 11/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Howard
MikeYouCanClimb 12/Aug/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Dowson
RichardMc 20/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Pete Stokes
steveb2006 16/Jul/86 Lead

Pre big cam days

with Mervyn Dudley
andybirtwistle 13/May/86 Lead
with Mike Arnold
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
stp 02/Oct/83 Lead O/S

Not as bad as it first appeared.

Neil R 31/Aug/82 2nd
with Richard W
charlesmfrench 28/Aug/82 Lead O/S
TonyF ?/May/82 AltLd
with Tony Cox
Hammy 28/Mar/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong
TonyF ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Tony Cox
Martin Bennett 15/Oct/81 -
with JD
Hidden ?/Sep/81 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/81 Lead O/S
with Chez
Mark Kemball 30/May/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
Ian Jones ??/1981 Lead O/S
with Little Pete from Aber Uni.
Andy Fielding 09/Sep/80 TR
with Steve Hartland
duncan ?/Aug/80 Lead O/S
GeoffG ?/Jul/80 Lead
KRB 27/Jun/80 Lead β

Got some half-seated runner behind a chockstone and scuffed my way up. Excellent hold up on the left wall. Not one to do in shorts.

with Mike Bridges
Dave Musgrove 22/Jun/80 Lead
with Kim Greenald
jon 13/Jan/80 Lead

Protected it with a huge Chouinard tube chock. Thought the crux was climbing around it without knocking it out.

with henry
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
uphillnow ?/Aug/79 2nd

Went back to lead it but bottled it a couple of times before doing in 1988

with Al Bennett
Nigel Bond 21/Apr/79 -
with Andy Brown
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Ken Taylor 21/Sep/78 TR


with Phil Smith
Hidden 14/Jan/78 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/78 2nd
mikej 21/May/77 TR
with Mike Byles
mikej 19/May/77 TR dnf

Faced the wrong way!

with Mike Byles
petemeads ??/1977 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/76 2nd

Excellent handjam if you look for it!

with Bob Millward
Marcus ??/1976 -
andy gittins ??/1972 -
clanger ??/1972 -
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
mikej 15/May/66 Lead dnf
with Mike Byles
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