Rockfax Description
Stride across the smelly toilet-pit then follow the curving flake out right to a poor rest and tricky moves to grasp the bounteous flutings. Making sure the ropes don't jam, finish easily. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown (some tension) 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

franhammond92 03/Nov/17 Lead β

Spent a long time faffing but was okay in the end.

with Dawn
Dawn_K_B 03/Nov/17 2nd O/S
harry_lewis 03/Nov/17 Lead O/S
rowland penty 29/Oct/17 Lead dog
George Frisby 29/Oct/17 2nd dog

Super pumpy and not always great holds on the layback/underclings.

with Rowland
foobar123 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Really fun and nowhere near as hard as it looks from the ground. Stick a big cam in the left and just go for it: it's only pumpy if you stop to place gear!

with Dilyan Hristov
pete1993 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S

bit of a fight

Maddie 06/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Absolutely laced it

with Stu
WilliamRupp 22/Aug/17 -
with mark
James 1 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 09/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Johnny
ashtond6 09/Aug/17 2nd
xiangoh 06/Aug/17 2nd β
Hidden 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
BRoe 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Danny
James Smith 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with melty
Hidden 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
poeter210 08/Jul/17 2nd dog
Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead
Roland stopps 01/Jul/17 2nd
with Nevil
Droyd 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Jimmy
riff156 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

When I first looked at this I thought do I really want to do it, it's all green and slimy looking, but today sun was shining it was dry so went for it and gotta say a really nice route, Pleasantly suprised

with Dane
Hidden 18/Jun/17 2nd
Andrew Sloan 25/May/17 Lead rpt
with pete
loonylovegood93 21/May/17 2nd dog
RM199 21/May/17 Lead dog
GeorgeHH 22/Apr/17 2nd
tunnah 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
CMoore 22/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S

In gloves as my hands were shot

with CMoore, Hinkley Honkley, tunnah
Mark Duncan 06/Apr/17 2nd O/S


James rogers86 06/Apr/17 Lead

really nice problem would do this again.

Hidden 04/Apr/17 2nd
robgixer 02/Apr/17 2nd
crossleysm 02/Apr/17 Lead
Guy Bennell ??/2017 Lead dnf
tekitafukato ??/2017 2nd β
Pete Wimbush 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Richard Williams
timrooker 06/Oct/16 2nd dog
with Shaun
James Oakes 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S

God knows why this is so popular..

shaunhumphreys 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jocelyn
liebs 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
DannyH001 13/Aug/16 Lead dog
with liebs
ig248 17/Jul/16 Lead
with Kirill
Kirill 17/Jul/16 2nd
with Igor
Toby 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Chris, Nate
ben.phillips 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S

As part of the 10 edges challenge. Probably the hardest route of the day.

MichaelGallimore 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

As part of the ten edges challenge. Climbed 10 routes in as many hours, on crags between bamford and birchen. Used a 24m 9.1mm rope clipping in with a big boa and belaying on direct belays using the same boa. Rack consisted of 7 wires, 3 cams, 1 hex, 8 snap gate crabs and 5 slings. Great day! We came last as we're pants at running, but climbed some top routes.

DubyaJamesDubya 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Phil Blaen, Andrew Bevan
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead O/S
w-watson 15/May/16 Lead
Flavio 15/May/16 2nd O/S
GregClixby 01/May/16 2nd O/S
James Oswald 26/Apr/16 2nd

Harder than it looks

Sam Husband 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Bit tired from fighting up elder crack, put a few cams in and ran to the top.

with Ed
Stroppy 10/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Clama 09/Apr/16 2nd dog
with Dougie
dswansonlow 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Claudia
ferdia 25/Mar/16 2nd
Andy Moles 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Hidden 28/Feb/16 2nd
TomRiddelsdell 27/Feb/16 Lead β
islandlynx 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Nice route. Climbed it quickly.

robertmctague 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Theo
Neilaw 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Kev
Ian Hylands 27/Sep/15 Lead dog

Pretty hard, and heart wasn't really in it. Had a rest halfway. Quite a nice move getting round the corner. Next time might be better to save the blue cam for half way up.

with Gareth uglow
galpinos 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Intimidating but the climbing was actually ok, can be laced with gear if your arms are up to it.

with Sam
Mowglee 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Harder than it looked!

John Higgs 08/Sep/15 2nd
jkarran 30/Aug/15 2nd

Very hard

with Aly
Andypeak 17/Aug/15 2nd
mark4344 10/Aug/15 Lead
with Dave Rich
mjackson 17/Jul/15 2nd
morganator 17/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with James Hall
Graham Westbrook 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/15 2nd
dan gibson 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Eszter
rurp 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
amccann 25/May/15 2nd rpt
with Micki
MSchobitz 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/15 2nd O/S
Jake Young 17/May/15 2nd O/S
with Alex M
amccann 17/May/15 Lead O/S

Missed the good bit of the flutings when I first came round the corner. Placed some gear and then found the holds. Typical.

Alex@home 11/May/15 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
Calum Wadsworth 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Clement
bigdrew 01/May/15 Lead O/S
with Deacon, Pod, Neil
john lynch 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with chris jackson, Bethan D
chrisdjackson 19/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Beth, John
mjeffery 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Steve
gazhbo 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 2nd dnf
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
soph 05/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Sam Ring, Tony Stone
ian d f 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 04/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Only just! I was tiring fast on the traverse.

with Ian
TobyA 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tom R
PeteH 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Fox
chris fox 24/Sep/14 2nd β
Dave Mayes 13/Sep/14 2nd
robgixer 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Rob Grant 27/Jul/14 -
with heliya
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/14 2nd O/S
sparkass 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Path. A good route with a nice airy finish.

with Emerson Clark
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Elliot Walker 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
AMJ098 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
tgeh 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Rachel Slater 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Horrible midgies.

Hidden 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Budge 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ade
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd β
R0bbie 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Taba
al123 ?/Jun/14 Lead
with Henry
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead rpt
duncan 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead RP
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd O/S
the power 03/May/14 Lead dnf

Ass kicked

admackie 03/May/14 -
Ardo 03/May/14 2nd dnf

To retrieve the Power's gear on second. Should have left it there!

Neil McA 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Mick Fowler
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
Derek Furze 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Dave
nimajneb ?/Feb/14 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Jonathan Hall 23/Nov/13 2nd
disturbed_one51 23/Nov/13 Lead
with Wee man
Rachel S 28/Sep/13 2nd
with Louise, Hilary
fabricio 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Shaun
will9911 ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ?/Jun/13 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
gazfellows 27/Oct/12 Lead

Great route, slipped off on the move up into the top of undercut traverse. Got back on then, and finished.. Pumpy little number.

with Billy
madasten 27/Oct/12 2nd rpt
with Gaz
manwithacam 22/Sep/12 Lead

Hard enough...

with Mark
Climbster 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
Andy Peak 1 13/Sep/12 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
Bloke on a Rope 12/Sep/12 2nd β
with Matt
chrism225 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with jonny
JRae 02/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Lunar25 31/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dave LE
mark4344 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S

pumpy, but found all the moves ok.commited to moves and rewarded with good holds to reach round to finish

with Matt Payne
cheeky 26/Jun/12 2nd dnf

removed gear, needed a rest and swung out to the arete so had to finish up that

jshields 10/Jun/12 2nd

Previous lead.

with Mike Lea, Jeff Ingman
robertmichaellovell 04/Jun/12 Lead
with Andy H, Polly
a_hein 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
pelvoux 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Need to get the right cam... Pumping

with Mario
frost 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
mark20 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 24/Mar/12 2nd β
with Rosh
tomhull 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Callum, Chris Plant
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
JaseSSDD 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
with Ian Barker
Hannes B 09/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
adie84 ??/2012 -
Scott Anderson ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Peakpdr 02/Nov/11 -
steve2006 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

great pumpy climb; it started spitting and I found I was too nervous when placing the gear, so down climbed, shook-out and then finished it off. my second said it was worth the stars and really loved moves. "IF" it was lower it would be an easy boulder problem!

Jim Slater 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson
antdav 13/Aug/11 2nd dog
antdav 13/Aug/11 2nd dog
hotfeet 13/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Ant
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Peter Staves
al99 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
centurion05 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

nice safe route.

with benji
geddicakes 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Pemberton, Adam Youd
Graeme Hammond 11/May/11 2nd rpt

Also 2nd with Richard Williams: 27/Sep/11, and Alex Twist: 24/Apr/15

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

Fell when a foot popped off on the traverse...surprised me! A pumpy route.

Stephen Horne - Rockfax 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 03/Apr/11 2nd
with Neil Foster
coombsy 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Last climb of the day on first visit to Curbar. Brilliant climb though I reckon it would have felt easier earlier on in the day!

with John B
bigie bob 01/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2011 -
GuyM ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
crispyboy 14/Nov/10 2nd
with inchley
stuart34 14/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Jordan B 21/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Whittaker
Hidden 15/Oct/10 2nd O/S
david morse 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S

another curbar sandbag

with jade+steve
Hidden 11/Oct/10 Lead
Kevster 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Paul Eckton 10/Oct/10 TR O/S
Chi Cheng 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Amazing Puppy climbing.

John sealey 10/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 01/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Tony Holdsworth
JDDD 11/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead
Mr. K 12/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead O/S
Pown 08/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Very nice a 3 starer, now did I fall of this before though? (09/Jul/09 with rob T :- one split second rest on the gear after i messed up the hand sequence just before the final traverse right. No where near as hard as it looks)

with Tony
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Miles Gibson
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Neil D 22/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Ben Ram
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd
nai 18/Jun/09 2nd
with Mel
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 AltLd
Stig 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Possibly the only HVS and above route I've managed to onsight at Curbar. Low in the grade by crag standards, though harder than Maupassant.

with james oswald
EdShep 22/Apr/09 2nd
Pilch 22/Apr/09 Lead dog

whole route felt pretty outragous for the grade, bottled move across, but got it second go, then had a bit of a moment getting gear in for final moves.

with Ed
Andrew Sloan 04/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Lou Kennedy 01/Apr/09 2nd
Lou Kennedy 01/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/09 2nd
Adam Potter 31/Mar/09 Lead dog

Had 1 rest

Pete Graham 31/Mar/09 2nd
Skell 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead
Kyuzo ??/2009 -
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
dannyboy83 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn ?/Aug/08 Solo
Brown 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Henry
joe larner 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth LMC
bigphil 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Toby & Calum
masa-alpin 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Intimidating, but successfully climbed as I had read the moves. Both the seconds fell and ended up in the air. Good route!

with Chris (Graeme's pal), Graeme B
gb83 26/Apr/08 2nd dnf

missed the foothold at the crux, came off and couldn't get back on. next time....

with m.sakano
Andrew Barker 28/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Great fun, certainly packs in a lot of climbing for a short route.

with Nick Rabb
Chazz 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S


with Dave Naylor
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead dog
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
mattyork2 21/Oct/07 2nd

Great little route.

Ally Smith 21/Oct/07 Lead
OffshoreAndy 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Kelvin
Hidden 05/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Grove
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Oliver Sherman 04/Aug/07 2nd

Great little route, considering it doesn't look like much.

with Sophie Whyte
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 20/Jun/07 2nd
with Andy Benson
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead
ukb & bmc shark 14/Jan/07 2nd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 07/Nov/06 2nd O/S
adam carless 07/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Stared at this one with fear for years, finally I've got brave enough to do it.

towdman 23/Sep/06 Lead dog
Si dH 28/May/06 Lead dog

One rest after not spotting a foothold at the crux. Typical of my day really, was climbing like a muppet.

with Tom Lambert
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Nicos 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Nicos 22/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with christos liaskos
reg_measures 19/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with steve burdett
WB 14/May/05 Lead O/S
with Guy
UndercoverElephant ??/2005 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 -
cornishben ??/2004 Lead dog
with Gavin Edwards
jonnyboy ??/2004 Lead dog

a lot like hard work.

with Mark Senior
charlesmfrench 04/Oct/03 Lead O/S
fellgazelle 04/Oct/03 2nd
Mark Stevenson 06/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Howard
duncan 28/Sep/02 2nd rpt
with Hugo Glover
nickdonohue ?/Jun/02 Lead
with Joe Brown
Hidden 23/Mar/02 Lead
Martin Bennett 27/May/01 -
with Kevin
Hidden 18/Feb/01 Lead
D Tempest ?/Aug/00 2nd
with Rick
kitkat78 ?/Jul/00 -
with Don M
Hidden 13/Jun/00 Lead
John Marsland 26/Mar/00 2nd
with Mark Tolver
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Mark Riley ??/2000 -
Boy ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
roncaves 22/Aug/99 2nd
with Gavin Williams
Hidden ?/Apr/97 2nd
craig d ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Roget 28/Oct/95 Lead rpt
with jon
runestone 01/Jan/95 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/94 Lead O/S
michael burrows 09/Jul/94 2nd
with andy boorman
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/93 2nd
andybirtwistle 03/May/93 Lead
keith Lonsdale 03/May/93 2nd
with David Lonsdale, Andy Birtwistle
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 12/Sep/92 2nd
with Malcolm Macpherson
clark alston ?/Aug/92 2nd
with Dick Hanson
John Marsland ?/Jul/92 Lead dog
with Darrell Small, Allen Newby
Hidden 16/Jun/92 Lead O/S
whispering nic ??/1992 2nd
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Rob Davies 03/Aug/91 Lead dnf
with Angus McLean
Hidden 29/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 30/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Colin Hughes
Rob Seymour ?/Jun/90 Lead
with Jim Seymour
Roget 19/May/90 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 26/Sep/89 Lead O/S
craig h ?/Sep/89 -
stp 19/May/89 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 15/Feb/87 Lead O/S
with Dev
Neil McA 04/Oct/86 Lead rpt
with Dave Wills, Beak 2, Beak 1.
babymoac 20/Jul/86 2nd
with Jon Stone
uphillnow ?/Jun/85 Lead
Martin Cooper ??/1984 Solo O/S
with Adrian
Hammy 28/Mar/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong
nbotting ??/1982 -
Hidden 29/Jun/81 Lead
duncan ?/Aug/80 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 22/Jun/80 Lead
with Kim Greenald
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
andy gittins ??/1972 -
clanger ??/1972 -
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