Rockfax Description
The first crack in the south-facing wall is worth seeking out by those in search of good jamming. Well protected and excellent. © Rockfax

FA. Ernie Marshall 1953

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

amccann 20/Aug Lead O/S
with Shaun H
Hidden 17/Jul 2nd
riff156 17/Jul Lead dog

Came back six years after dogging it and ended up dogging it again 😂 good to see I'm improving 😁 I'll be back

with Dane
gaz3212 09/Jul 2nd
Andypeak 09/Jul Lead
craig.potter 02/Jul 2nd O/S
Paul Baxter 09/Apr Lead dog

Hard work - feel I should be able to get it clean.

with james 'pyjamas'
fuzzysheep01 08/Apr 2nd O/S

Great jams after low crux.

DubyaJamesDubya 08/Apr Lead dog
onlyfoddington 11/Mar 2nd O/S

#2 was awfully close to failure

with Ian, Michael
ian d f 11/Mar 2nd O/S
aking12 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with john lynch, Lewis Andrew
john lynch 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew, Ant King
ColinD 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Perri
Stroppy 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Would be a great route if a little longer

Dave Mayes 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Emily
Sam Husband 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Ed
crossleysm 30/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with rosh3000
Andy Peak 1 09/May/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic jamming a perfect antidote to stoney

Hidden 09/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead β
WillCass 08/May/16 Lead dog

Jamming not my strong point, 1 rest on rope then clean.

with Monika
Andy Moles 05/May/16 Solo
Simonfarfaraway 24/Apr/16 Lead


with Toby
TobyA 24/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Seconded Simon afterwards, but still slipped off once more.

Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd RP
FlavioL1989 22/Apr/16 Solo O/S
petellis 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
AsleepOnBelay 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S

The jams felt hard enough in the middle to merit 5b, but what do I know, I'm a jamming novice really. Best bit is you really do have to jam to get up it.

with ian
Jimbo C 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Sustained and pumpy. I nearly chickened out but decided I had to do it on this visit. Great quality route.

with Spiros
Paul1 18/Jul/15 2nd dog

Steve lead dogged and I seconded. Had to rest to take out gear which had been rested on. The climbing isn't very secure and i couldn't really get any jams to stick. I'm not a good jammer anyway.

with steve
Simoisfab 18/Jul/15 Lead dog

First time I've ever really worked a trad climb. Took a lot of effort mostly getting gear in knackered me out. Really enjoyed it by the end though. Glad I managed to finish.

phildawson 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead dog
dom94 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
sjbrook 07/May/15 Lead dog

Felt very hard but I guess it comes down to your style. Jamming is not my style. After Steve bailed above the hard moves I dogged up to his high point and then did the last easier move to finish it.

with PCC
Graeme Hammond 07/May/15 2nd rpt
with Chris Hindley
tebs 02/May/15 Lead dog
with Sam, Tim
HimTiggins 02/May/15 2nd O/S
with Bart
James Oswald 17/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Tough for HVS.

with Malcolm Scott
Droyd 07/Mar/15 Lead dog

1 fall, many rests. Some brutal jams in the middle section, then pretty green at the top.

Hidden ??/2015 -
cem 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Kirill 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Tough but fair...

babymoac 19/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
JemG 19/Aug/14 2nd dog
with Shaun Humpreys
shaunhumphreys 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

First day on the grit in a while, pumped mess!! ace little route tho!

with Jem
KamilJ 12/Aug/14 2nd RP
with Dan
lena.drapella 11/Aug/14 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 11/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kamil, Lena
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead
bob_cbr 29/Jun/14 2nd dog
cragsman9000 29/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Neil
daveagriff 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
climb the peak 17/May/14 -
switch 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nick Mitchell
Mike_Hayes 28/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Marti999 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 16/Apr/13 2nd
masa-alpin 07/Apr/13 Lead dog

Short but sweet jamming route.

with James D
moorsy88 27/Sep/12 Lead dog

First trad fall on lead. Hit the floor. Then flashed on top rope. To be finished...

Ahab 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
TimKnight 22/Jul/12 Lead dnf
with Richard Howard
Hidden 17/Jun/12 2nd
Jen Crook 17/Jun/12 Lead dog
waynem1985 20/May/12 -
max_chan 17/May/12 2nd dog
with Trevor Wilson
dan gibson 15/May/12 2nd O/S
with helen gibson
Helen Gibson 15/May/12 Lead

quite sustained and fiddley jams near top, drew a bit of blood.

with dan
Nick Rundall 06/May/12 Lead dog

took one fall when a jam slipped, probably not the best warm up

Bry 05/May/12 2nd β
with Simon
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead dnf
garethb 10/Mar/12 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd β
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Matt Cooke 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Brown ?/Sep/11 2nd
with James T
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd
riddle 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Andrew Sloan 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Pretty tough in the heat.

with Steve Grove
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead dog
freemanTom 02/Jul/11 2nd dog


with Jon Proudfoot
Hidden 26/Jun/11 -
Jim Slater 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Glad to get this one clean!

Ly-Cilph 09/Jun/11 2nd dog
riff156 05/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Jo Smith
Hidden 01/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Cake 20/May/11 Lead

Great fun

with Matt
treg 04/May/11 2nd dog

Definitely improved my jamming on this one (but not until taking a couple of rests on the rope).

with Chris S
antdav 01/May/11 TR
waynem1985 01/May/11 2nd
hotfeet 01/May/11 Lead
with Ant, Wayne
pudding 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with john phethean
chrisbussell 05/Apr/11 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
alasdair19 ??/2011 -

2nd attempt

Hidden ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
GuyM ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
shed_hed 20/Oct/10 Lead dog

Hard work! Very strenuous and sustained. Had to rest on gear to give arms a chance to recover before moving on again. Some of the moves felt hard.

with Jake Harrison
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mark20 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 25/Sep/10 2nd dog

Backed off the lead first.

with Mark R
Pown 17/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/10 Lead dog
WB 04/Jul/10 Lead rpt


with Guy
Bex_M 27/Jun/10 2nd
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
geddicakes 20/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Nat
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 25/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead β
radioactivekid 09/May/10 2nd dog

I hate cracks!

with Kyya
natalietanzer 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with OLLIE
stephenhartley ?/May/10 2nd
with Burns
brockers 28/Apr/10 Lead

A tough little route, thin jamming near the crux succumbed to a neat little layback move. The rest felt fairly sustained and insecure up until the two pockets. Gear's awesomely good though -- hence HVS.

with Carole Feldman
victim of mathematics 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

Fell off after trying to place a poor hex where I should have put a good jam in. Got it after resting. None of the moves are that hard, but none of them are easy, and it's very sustained.

with Dan Arkle, Jaime
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
garethb 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf
with cheque
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Ketu 28/Mar/10 Lead dog
with Graeme H, Charles M
cem 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Marcin78 ??/2010 2nd
with Paul
Birdo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
matthewjames 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S

I missed watching Alan fall on this but I could see it would've been pumpy if I'd hung around. As it was, seconding it felt easy since I did it fast but I think leading it would've been a different story.

Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
Rob Davies 29/Aug/09 Lead dog

A grim struggle for 5a

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 18/Apr/09 Lead rpt

previously failed to led clean on 04/Jun/06 with Remmi

jcurley 18/Mar/09 2nd dog

Couldn't work it out,excellent bumbling.

keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden 28/Oct/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Chris Sansum 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Duncan Bourne
al99 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S

A real corker in the rain, the top moves were quite tough!

with James Whitlock
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead
PeteH 01/Aug/08 TR dog

Maybe it was just a humid day, but this felt like a total sandbag! Very tough to get established in the jamming crack, and very steep, strenuous and hard to place gear once in it! Gave up on the lead after a couple of falls, and still had to rest on the toprope! Never HVS...

kitkat78 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 22/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Kat
DavidR 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
cpoad 11/May/08 TR dog

Hmmm, challenging jamming

with Clare F
Andrew Barker 19/Feb/08 Lead O/S

A tough route, the jams are ok but hard to get your hands into.

with Tom Ramsden
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Stig 20/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
OffshoreAndy 17/Oct/07 Lead rpt

Finally, my nemesis is defeated. Went well in cooler conditions.

with NCC Nic
OffshoreAndy 06/Oct/07 Lead dog

First lead fall onto No 2 cam. Foot hit floor, Kelvin jumped down a hole. Got back on it but had to rest.

with NCC Kelvin
DavidEvans 08/Apr/07 2nd
with R Smitton
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 10/Nov/06 Lead rpt
Stig 02/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
SecretSquirrel 14/Oct/06 Lead

Didn't find the 2nd pocket quick enough & slid off the slopers. Got it 2nd time round after a brief rest.

adam carless 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Fairly short but a good test of jamming skill.

Rob Grant 20/Sep/06 Lead
Luke Brooks 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
feilx 16/Sep/06 Solo
baldcoder 02/Jul/06 TR RP

very humid day, jams slippy, fell on lead so TR to claim gear. TR okay ran for top.

with Little Old Lady
Hidden 09/Apr/06 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Rick Graham
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 -
Nicos 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
deano 20/Mar/05 AltLd
Macca_7 19/Jun/04 Lead RP

Really found it hard not warmed up thats what Im saying!

with Ann Fisher
Phil West 15/May/04 Lead dnf
with Wingnut
Jen79 ?/May/04 2nd dnf

Couldn't jam!

with Ginny Carter
cem 05/Oct/03 2nd rpt
Budge 03/Jul/03 2nd rpt
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
John Southworth 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
Dave Mason ?/May/03 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
duncan 13/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Hugo Glover
Laramadness ?/Jun/02 2nd
Mark Stevenson 20/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
cem 01/Jul/01 2nd dog
with Miles Butteriss
kato'sdad 15/Feb/01 Lead
RobSimmo 15/Feb/01 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/99 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/98 2nd O/S
uphillnow 10/Oct/96 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/96 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/96 2nd O/S
Budge ?/Jun/96 Lead dog
with Mike Oates
The Reaper 02/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/95 Lead
Martin Bennett 07/Jul/94 -
with Barry Hurst
Hidden 14/May/94 2nd
Pedro50 ?/May/94 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 05/Sep/92 2nd

Very undergraded

with David BA Jones
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/90 2nd O/S
Roget 01/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with jim
gordonday ??/1990 Lead O/S
RichardMc 09/Apr/89 2nd
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 09/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 18/May/86 Lead
charlesmfrench 17/Nov/83 2nd O/S
Andy Say 14/Aug/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 14/Jun/81 Lead
with John Tout
Hidden 23/Aug/80 2nd
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Alex Mason ??/0000 Lead

hard thin jams had to rest on this one, i think its best to get a high runner in come back down then just go for it commit 'cos dem jams is mitey fin 'n' insecure'

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