Rockfax Description
A major classic, originally led with a single thread-runner. Climb the cracked slab to the overhang then swing around the arete. The famous rocking block was removed in late 2013 - the crux is now a bit harder. Pull up and make difficult moves to get back on the front face. The upper slab is delicate though gear is adequate nowadays with modern technology. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Biven 1955

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, The Peak: Past and Present, World Graded List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate E1 ticklist, 50 of the Best, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Rab 'Pocket a Prize' Competition: Randall's Routes, Lesser Known Grit Classics, Rocksport Top Ten Grit Routes.

luke_blazejewski 17/Feb Lead dnf

After a few attempts I managed to pull through the crux move onto the slab, but then bottled it when I saw the lack of handholds. Definitely going to come back to this!

with tomlake
jonsey1995 28/Oct/18 2nd
with tom.wp6
tom.wp6 28/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Scary crux!

mountaingoatgirl 08/Oct/18 2nd

Take a good look and you can guess.....

Gareth Collom 08/Oct/18 2nd

Found the upper slab more difficult than the crux .

with Zoe
dr_botnik 04/Oct/18 2nd rpt
phardy 04/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Incredible. Varied, interesting and protectable with small cams / nuts

with Droyd
mrphilipoldham 04/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Jolly good this. Didn’t feel too tough despite being battered by Nowanda and Biven’s Crack beforehand!

NinaR 30/Sep/18 Lead O/S

Crawled onto the ledge for a lie down rest and squealed getting around the arete. Classic.

Hidden 29/Sep/18 2nd rpt
Droyd 25/Sep/18 Lead G/U

Clean today, having backed off several years ago. Upper slab surprisingly well protected with micro gear, and probably the best grit E1 I've done

slab_happy 25/Sep/18 2nd
with Droyd
AndrewJamesCherry 31/Aug/18 Lead O/S

Engaging. All the holds on that too slab are on upside down - lazy setting.

with Eliot 1.0
Hidden 29/Aug/18 Lead O/S
bradleyrichards93 26/Aug/18 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 06/Aug/18 Lead dog

quite a bit harder now the block has gone, needed rest before committing

with TT
Bones [:B 05/Aug/18 2nd β
guy127917 05/Aug/18 Lead O/S
WillRhodes 23/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Thrutched the moves on the slab. Somebody had chalked on of the worn cam grooves so much it no longer had any friction whatsoever. Awesome route.

Kirill 22/Jul/18 Lead dog
Ilia Nadyrbayev 22/Jul/18 2nd O/S
with Kirill
Rob Moorcroft 07/Jul/18 Lead

First E1 lead!

with Irwin Selvam
Dr Toph 24/May/18 Solo O/S

Took me one backing off before I found the sequence onto the arete, and after that its surprisingly sustainedly delicate and technical. Good value!

mop449 20/May/18 Lead O/S

Simply superb!

monkeyme2 13/May/18 2nd dog
with Brannock
Brannock 13/May/18 Lead rpt
Dan-Cheetham 12/May/18 -
RayG 10/May/18 TR
Neal Jobling 10/May/18 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
highrepute 07/May/18 2nd rpt

Full value for E1

Toby 07/May/18 Lead O/S


with highrepute, Ellie
jameslomax 06/May/18 Lead dnf

Pumped out on crux messing about, fell off with the rope running over the ledge, tearing through the sheath of the rope! Stupidly I didn't check the rope and went for a second attempt, fell again and thankfully the rope still held but on checking it the abrasive impact had shredded right through exposing the core. Wanted another go but decided against because of the rope annoyingly. Lessons learned: 1. avoid rope going over grit, in this case by using halves, 2. check the rope after a fall if there's any chance of damage.

with Ason
pbrown 15/Apr/18 2nd dog
with RooFin
Hidden 15/Apr/18 Lead O/S
mrteale 18/Feb/18 Lead rpt
Dan-Cheetham ??/2018 -
Dan-Cheetham ??/2018 -
Keith Swainson 09/Dec/17 Lead G/U

Bit of a mission in the snow! Grit E1 at it's best. Brilliant route top slab far more engaging than imagined from the floor. Fluffed the crux 1st go. Far easier 2nd time, smooth and in balance once found another hold. Big thanks for the frozen belay. Completing my 2017 Grit wish list is still on!

Hidden 01/Nov/17 Lead β
CharlieMack 01/Nov/17 2nd O/S
with Joe Salter
Hidden 27/Sep/17 -
Radical-G 26/Aug/17 Lead β
timrooker 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Matt Lyons
shaunhumphreys 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with amccann
mattlyons 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Tim Rooker
amccann 20/Aug/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/17 Lead
riff156 17/Jul/17 2nd
with gritnit
Hidden 09/Jul/17 Lead dnf
craig.potter 02/Jul/17 Lead dog
Fobbit169 01/Jul/17 -
Jonno30 25/Jun/17 TR dog

Fell going back onto the main face.

mjackson 25/Jun/17 TR dog
Adam Long 24/Jun/17 2nd
with Char Williams
Hidden 16/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Jun/17 Lead O/S
hfotheri 28/May/17 2nd O/S
with simon
alaster tonge 27/May/17 TR O/S
with Assad Lahlou
JasonK 11/May/17 Lead

Slightly miffed to fall off at the crux when so nearly go it. Fine second go, and a fantastic, well protected route. Go back to do clean next time.

with Gavin, Antonio Ferra
Hidden 07/May/17 Lead dog
Hidden 05/May/17 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Lead dnf
alex goodall 09/Apr/17 2nd

Fun second, lead next time

cmliebmann 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Gordon W 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Great route. E1 seems fair though no pushover. Crux felt sketchy until found hidden hold. Some thin, slopey moves on upper slab.

DubyaJamesDubya 08/Apr/17 2nd rpt
AlistairBerridge 08/Apr/17 2nd dog

Got pumped and slipped off just before crux when trying to lead it. Jack finished route. Really nice top to bottom, need to complete the lead at some point

steveb2006 27/Mar/17 Lead

My first 'post block' ascent. Very awkward shuffle right (used to get good jams - but then you didnt have a ledge) but as others have said crux still same. Great route - good to do again. Lovely day - no one else climbing. 5 other routes done - all done before.

Flavio 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 26/Mar/17 2nd O/S
with Flavio
Dan Vaj 25/Mar/17 TR O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 13/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with pingora
pingora 13/Mar/17 2nd dnf

Abject failure

Jack2222 ??/2017 Lead O/S
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
ferdia 15/Oct/16 2nd
Andy Moles 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with ferdia
dominic lee 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
nathanlee 09/Oct/16 2nd

Tricky, glad I didn't try and solo it

Gavdee1 02/Oct/16 TR
reece.robinson 02/Oct/16 TR O/S
with Gavdee1
jackob 24/Sep/16 Lead
Wizzy 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
andork123 18/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with charley
charley 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Red hot day, really sweaty, midges at the bottom and flying ants at the top!! Only got this route done before escaping to the nearest beer garden. Brilliant route though, worth the stars...

chrisdjackson 14/Aug/16 2nd dog
john lynch 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S

classic grit. dunno why I hadn't done before!

with Lewis Andrew, chrisdjackson
David Clover 13/Aug/16 2nd
with hutchay
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
Natalie Berry - UKC 13/Aug/16 2nd
hutchay 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Probably the most enjoyable route I've done on Grit

ralphio 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Upper slab more taxing than I was expecting.

with John work
ColinD 07/Aug/16 Lead dnf
Stroppy 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S


Sam Husband 06/Aug/16 2nd dog

Tired after Eye of the Faith but found crux harder. Good route but feel the four star claim of Eastern Grit is a bit much.

with Stroppy
crossleysm 30/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Ed Babs 23/Jul/16 Lead β

On Alex' gear up to the return to the front face.

with AlexD
AlexD 23/Jul/16 2nd

backed off pulling back round onto the face, found more holds on second but still would have been a scary few more moves till gear available

with Ed Babs
Dave Turnbull, BMC 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Kasia
kateharborne 28/May/16 2nd dog
chrismadar 28/May/16 Lead O/S
ian d f 08/May/16 Lead O/S
pearson9596 08/May/16 2nd O/S
with ian d f
max_chan 05/May/16 Lead rpt
with Andy Prichard
The Reaper 04/May/16 2nd rpt

Crux move may be slightly harder without the block but now it is possible to take a sit down rest before it so there is less urgency about the whole thing. Still one of the very best E1s in the Peak though.

olllie26 04/May/16 Lead O/S
ned_85 23/Mar/16 Lead dnf
with Rockley
mrteale 11/Mar/16 2nd β
with DanOsb
DanOsb 11/Mar/16 Lead
with mrteale
Roisin 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S


with theomoore
bclifton 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S
xiangoh 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
James Oakes 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Rob, Mel B
Alan James - UKC and UKH 30/Aug/15 2nd
Dominic Green 30/Aug/15 Lead
AsleepOnBelay 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Superb. Was dubious about the traverse right and even more so the traverse back round! If you dont know where the holds are this feels pretty sketchy. I used a small cam to protect the move (pretty poor), maybe a large one would have been better. Its the move round the corner followed by the airy top that makes it such a belter. Sun setting on a July evening too, magic.

with ian
kermit_uk 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 10/Jun/15 Lead dog

Rested on gear before making the move out onto the face; a harder move than I remembered. The upper slab is sustained and delicate but bomber protection with micro cams.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 10/Jun/15 2nd rpt

Just - found the top slab harder than I remebered.

with Andy Sloan
cragsman9000 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Vengeance is mine after falling on the crux around a decade ago. Memory is an unreliable thing, but it seemed harder now that the block is missing.

with bob_cbr
bob_cbr 07/Jun/15 2nd dog

What an brilliant climb!!!!!! Needed a rest on rope before I made the move back onto the slab.

harry_lewis 05/Jun/15 Lead β

on matt's gear

Matt Groom 04/Jun/15 -
with Harry Lewis
dom94 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Good but sweaty!

Teappleby 04/Jun/15 2nd
eel 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Duncan
lost.arrow 09/Apr/15 -
tumbling wizard ?/Apr/15 Lead
amccann 10/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Droyd 07/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Backed off the crux, nice cry at the bottom though.

Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
dan_o_b ??/2015 2nd β
Duncan Campbell 26/Oct/14 2nd

Scrittley and hard for E1

with Barrows
cem 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt

The sun in my eyes and the gusty wind made the upper slab feel trickier than usual. The loss of the block hasn't affected the grade or made the move around the arête harder, but the route has certainly got more battered since I first did it just over 13 years ago: some of the cam slots are beginning to show real signs of wear and tear.

Kirill 19/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Confirmed that the slot where the block used to be can accommodate a grown man in fetal position.

Matthew Ferrier 30/Sep/14 Lead β
Dave Warburton 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Senna 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
stemill 24/Aug/14 Lead
with Mike Buddle
pete1993 19/Aug/14 Lead dog

seems like it'd be much easier if the wobbly block was still there, rested briefly just before the crux move round onto the face, which once i worked it out was an amazing move

with Katie
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
cragtyke 03/Aug/14 2nd
with johnga
Budge 30/May/14 2nd rpt

No harder since the big block disappeared

with Ade
ashtond6 18/May/14 Lead O/S
climb the peak 17/May/14 Lead dog
James Oswald 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Super crux section and upper slab (I fiddled in four bomber pieces of gear).

with John Bramwell
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
Longsufferingropeholder 05/May/14 Lead
with C May
pie_eater_pete 05/May/14 Lead O/S
bwestwood 05/May/14 Lead
Guy Bennell ?/May/14 Lead
farmerwad 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Mark
markfairbank 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Never did it when the block was there but imagine it is harder now. Committing crux.

with Phil Wadsworth
Chriswallis2 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S

found this hard at E1

Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR
simon kimber 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Parry
AshBash 13/Apr/14 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr/14 2nd
Goodstuff 17/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Got ledge fever at the notch where the rocking-block used to be. Once I committed, the crux was actually wonderful and the upper slab brilliantly sustained and balancy.

WillDoyle 17/Mar/14 2nd
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2014 -
sgl0jd 17/Nov/13 -

Tricky move pulling back onto the slab

Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
mc fifi ?/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 -
Toby Dunn 01/Sep/13 Lead
with JulesV
Pero 15/Aug/13 TR
Keendan 22/Jul/13 Solo dnf

disturbed a midge nest, then the loose block put the wind up me. did one move above then reversed to the ground.

DaveInPortwood 16/Jul/13 -
mikealexpayne 16/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead RP
Tala A 08/Jun/13 2nd dog

One rest on the rope cuz I missed the hand hold for the rock over

Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S

What an amazing route lovely balancy moves, dont pull too hard on the chockstone though it moves!

domskezz 04/Jun/13 Lead
with David
davidalcock 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Dom
Chris Murray ?/Jun/13 TR

Respect to anyone who leads trhis. Well beyond me these days.

with Richard Bower
thomb 26/May/13 Lead β

careful of wobbly block just beneath the committing move onto the slab - it spat out my nut when it shifted!

with Jess
julesmckim 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Sustained and brilliant

with Alex Renshaw
AlexRenshaw 19/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd rpt
giuly 06/May/13 TR dog
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
chrissyboy ?/May/13 2nd dog

A bloody nightmare !

with Jim Lear
Rachel Slater 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Took a while but got there in the end. Quality route.

with Olli-C
Olli-C 29/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Cool moves, good variety. Was good watching rachel figure out what to do and applying some technical trickery to make the reach!

Thinker01 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Gear up the front wasn't totally inspiring leading to slightly nervous, slopey padding but the move round the corner was lovely.

with becster
becster 28/Apr/13 2nd
RFWilkie 28/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
rurp 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S

fantastic. blowing a hoolie. hard enough.

Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
Sam Cooke 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

With a smattering of Steve's gear. Crux is good fun. There's a kneebar rest available at the block (not that it really helps).

SteveHi 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Sam Cooke
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 06/Mar/13 Lead O/S
the power 05/Mar/13 2nd
mikealexpayne ??/2013 2nd
funsized ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/12 2nd
tompilgrem 04/Nov/12 2nd
climbingsheep 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Watson
mwatson 04/Nov/12 2nd
clmbr 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with mr g walters
bencole ?/Oct/12 Lead G/U

Climbed down from the crux of this about a year ago on a hot day. Brilliant route.

deacondeacon 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Didn't really get all the hype. Nice route but enjoyed eye of faith more.

Dan Geh 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

not the best warm up, pretty pumped.

with AMJ098
AMJ098 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Dan Geh
JHiley 02/Sep/12 2nd dog

climbed every move. Only came off near the end.

Jake Young 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Definately not grit conditions, pretty sweaty. Got a nice tan none the less and another top 50 ticked :D good route thought the upper slab was the crux.

snomonkee 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Gudge ?/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Ceridwen 07/Aug/12 Lead

Failed due to a reachy move, could of done it if i jumped!

with Pete Staves
Hidden 28/Jul/12 TR
SGD 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route and it's not over after the crux. Unseconded as Rob wanted to keep the lead for another day.

with rob1
rob1 28/Jul/12 2nd
with SGD
fatbuoybazza 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jun/12 Lead
Jen Crook 17/Jun/12 2nd dog
hotfeet 27/May/12 Lead
with Tom Dudley
David Kay 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Great climb, found the step around the arete ok. More worried on the slab moves above!

with Mark Proctor
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead dnf
sambosanquet101 21/May/12 TR
with pldarch
pldarch 21/May/12 TR
dan gibson 15/May/12 Lead rpt
with helen gibson
sopaz 12/May/12 2nd
natalietanzer 07/May/12 Lead β
with marcus
Nick Rundall 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with leon
leon 06/May/12 Lead dnf

Crap effort. Didn't even attempt to commit to the crux.

with Nick Rundall, Steven Davidson
efrance24234 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Morwood 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

My first E1 lead, onsight, absolutely brilliant. Didn't extend my bottom runners enough resulting in horrendous rope drag on the slab and a bit of an 'epic'.

Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd rpt
timmyhobby 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Ahab ??/2012 Lead O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 Solo β

Solo. I had led it some years before.

admackie ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Stefan Trebicki 03/Dec/11 TR
with Liam Brady
Hidden ?/Dec/11 2nd
andyjirvin 07/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Wow! Excellent yet scary climb. Only scary because I spent ages tryng to get gear in around the corner in a not very restful resting position. Probably would have been easier to climb straight through to crux! Is there a knee-bar there somewhere? Want to try it again! Crux move is awesome and the slab is sustained and just about protected. Definitely a classic.

jack adams 02/Oct/11 2nd
andrew hammond 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pipof747 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
tatz45 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Will Harris
shaky2 02/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead dog
Calder 02/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Forgot I was crap on the grit :( Just needed to commit. Will crush it next time...

with Mike B
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd dog
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd
Jonathan Hall 27/Aug/11 Lead

One tough move when you are most pumped. Great.

with Tamati
al123 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S

abit tricky but good. took a while to figure the crux out but a knee bar rest was found. great route

Mattyk 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S


with John Marsham
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Mike Hegarty 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Move back on to the face is committing.

with Dave
jon_gill1 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
max_chan 09/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Steve Carty
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead
mikeyjbs 29/May/11 Lead O/S

chock-stone moved when I was hanging on it

with Roger Hamilton-Smith
riddle 28/May/11 2nd O/S
Cake 20/May/11 -

Cool. I found the whole route interesting because I'm poor on slabs!

treg 04/May/11 2nd

The move on to the arete was lovely. Getting stood up with frog legs was fun. Would've been unhappy on the slab if I'd been on lead.

with Chris S
AlexRenshaw 01/May/11 Lead
with Ted Lister
pudding 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with john phethean
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd
allyrocke 23/Apr/11 Lead β

After Liam had placed a couple of pieces of gear at the start. Varied climbing

with Clement Hutin
Liam Ingram 23/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Well and trully spanked!

Laurence Everitt 12/Apr/11 Lead RP

Backed off a while back with Neil, got it first go this time

Graeme Hammond 11/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Ahab
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 09/Apr/11 2nd
with loundsy
chrisbussell 05/Apr/11 Lead β
with Tim O'Neill
M_W_Court 02/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
robal 26/Mar/11 Lead β
with corin wilson
Brannock 26/Mar/11 Lead dog

Brilliant route, defiantly going to go back and lead it clean (fell off moving round the arête).

disturbed_one51 21/Mar/11 Lead

Rob lead to the wobbly block backed off and i completed it on his gear. The crux coming onto the face felt a bit tenuous!

with RM199
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
walts4 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
GuyM ??/2011 -
debsb ??/2011 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
joese7en 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Guy Atkinson 07/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Ben Silvestre
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
bigdrew 25/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with mark20
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
tedj234 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Kate Campbell
drcorbasisgod 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/10 Lead
MD 05/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Got gear around chockstone but fell on the rockover back to the face. Somehow grounded out landing on my back and head. Glad I was wearing a helmet.

with Heg
Speeddemonsi 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with tebs
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
radioactivekid 10/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Tried my first E1 lead on my favorite route and bottled out coming round the arete onto the slab. A little humbling to say the least. One for the future!

with Katherine
mjeffery 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ketu 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 15/Jun/10 2nd
Pay Attention 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Misha
Misha 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Did this as consolation after failing on the mantleshelf of Stormbringer. Enjoyable climbing. First did it in September 2007. Like that time, ran out the top slab for a bit of extra spice (0.4 cam in the finger crack after the rockover).

Graeme Hammond 03/Jun/10 Lead rpt

felt a lot cooler late in the evening at the bottom but was quite sweaty on route

with Steve, Jim Slater
Jim Slater 03/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 31/May/10 Lead
zappa 31/May/10 Lead dog
emmafromSB 31/May/10 2nd
with zappa
mattyork2 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Johnny Richard
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead
colkurtz 22/May/10 2nd
with Tom, Adam, Robb
benkelsey 16/May/10 2nd O/S

interesting moves around the arete

with remus
Byronius Maximus 16/May/10 Lead dog

Made a right mess of this one, didn't see a useful hold one the crux, and read it all wrong higher up. Can't win them all, I guess.

with Paul Dewey
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead O/S
tiga271 15/May/10 2nd
with mark20
mark20 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Superb route

gordonday 13/May/10 2nd rpt
with clive
radioactivekid 09/May/10 2nd O/S

Favorite climb to date. Excellent.

with Kyya
natalietanzer 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with OLLIE
stephenhartley ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead dnf
tom.e 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pown
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead β
stuart34 28/Mar/10 2nd dog
with James Monypenny
Ketu 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Graeme Hammond, Charles M
Graeme Hammond 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Ketu
cem 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
Sidekick ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Mike_Hayes ??/2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 Lead
with Swinney
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Boy 25/Oct/09 -
with Fiona Fullwood
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Different Steve 18/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Carol Fowles, Steve Gray
nia 17/Oct/09 Lead
with Dale lee
Birdo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Pown ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Maia 26/Sep/09 2nd dnf
with James Vybril, ZetaSeeker
metal arms 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Solo RP
cat22 05/Sep/09 2nd
Barry D 16/Aug/09 TR

Tried to lead. Found top slab hard even on top rope.

with Trish
vanderz 03/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Paul ablitt ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Rushy
Sam1991 25/Jun/09 Lead dog

Fell off the crux move around onto the face. Missed a left hand undercut, was very pumped and probably not thinking straight. Top slab is superb, and really balancy, will go clean on next visit (easy to say now i know where that bloody hold is.)

with Andy J
bigdrew 23/Jun/09 2nd
with Sam1991
Hidden 30/May/09 -
JWB 30/May/09 Lead O/S


with Martin Harrell
GPN 24/May/09 Lead O/S

only just - far too hot!

Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 23/May/09 Lead dnf

Fell from the rockover.....d'oh!!! Followed Mr Gill up it after he had the same problem

with Adam Gill
Dave Mason 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Adam Gill
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo ?/May/09 -
Silum 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S

AWESOME! Such a great route! Thought it was over after coming round the arete but the top slab has a couple great moves on it too. For the top slab, a size 1 (red) camalot fits perfect in the slot.

with Tom
will6459 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Bradbury 18/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 18/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S
tommytwotone 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
dan gibson 18/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with AJ
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
cem 07/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Pete Horn
trigger118 21/Feb/09 Lead RP

headpointed, finally led without pre-placed gear

keith leonard ??/2009 2nd
eastley ??/2009 2nd
hrgcb ??/2009 -
robbo 06/Dec/08 2nd

Tried leading it, bottled the rock around the corner, so followed Ackers up it. Good climb, but I hate slopers, so I'll not be returning to tick it.

with willackers
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/08 2nd
climbergg 25/Aug/08 2nd
with Tim M
Tim M 25/Aug/08 Lead
thrutch 16/Aug/08 TR RP
with helen
Martin Haworth 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
steveb2006 10/Aug/08 Lead
with Roland Smith
Skell 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Jim Slater 26/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Tim Pearson
joe larner 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Made a bit of a meal of commiting to the crux move. classy route though.

Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
DavidR 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Was blowing a gale which made the sketchy padding on the top section an interesting experience.

Hidden 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Twisty 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic- pumpy- but nice knee bar rest after inspecting gear and crux. Sustained top section. Didn't use the undercut on the face!

with Luke Evans & Andy Winters
Bradbury 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Twisty
russonly 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with PeteS
Rich Guest 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Messy crux retreating until all available holds were found. Steady break padding above

Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
alaan 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Grant
Ben1983 27/Jan/08 Lead β
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
LoopyLou ??/2008 2nd

Helen's first E1!

with Helen Lear
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
richgac 04/Nov/07 2nd rpt
with Nick
Joe Dove 04/Nov/07 2nd
with kev
Tom Briggs 21/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Ed Brown
Hidden 18/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 11/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with PeakDJ
MeMeMe 07/Oct/07 Lead

Quite exciting, not, as I expected, all over once you pull around the arete.

with Nick and Andy
Misha ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with MD
gregoritos ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andre & Adrian
Joe Costello 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Liam, Kev, Matt, James
Sankey 07/May/07 2nd dog

I was knackered before starting, but this is quite pumpy

Neil McA 01/May/07 Lead rpt
with jon Lawton
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 08/Apr/07 2nd
with R Smitton
dannyboy83 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with dmoir
IanJackson 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Hard short crux. The rest is VS. Great route.

with Big Ian
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
v.jester ?/Apr/07 Lead β
with alex
Jack Symmons ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Matt B
cia05js ?/Apr/07 2nd
Alex Mason 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S

tricky then airy. sustained. awesome.

Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Lead
with James Fleming
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Fraser13 ??/2007 -
MNA123 ??/2007 Lead
Peakpdr ??/2007 Lead RP
Si dH 10/Nov/06 Lead O/S

Awesome. Top slab unbelievably slopey and not adequately protected even with a full rack of cams (the placements are mostly crap except when you firts get on the face) but great moves and great route. Crux is also a bit goey as youre a way above the block as youre rocking round teh arete, and theres no rest anywhere about.

Stig 02/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Owen W-G 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead rpt
Luke Brooks 20/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/06 2nd O/S
feilx 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Dan Eastley
Hidden 05/Sep/06 Lead rpt
max_chan 09/Aug/06 Lead O/S


with Rob M
Rampikino 11/Jun/06 2nd
with MMC Various
richgac 02/Jun/06 Lead

Onsight. A bit lonely feeling up the slab!

with Army Tom
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead
Alex@home 24/May/06 Lead O/S

finally decided to find out if i could climb e1. felt intimidated before pulling up and onto the front face but really enjoyed the delicate contrast above

with matt
Mark Riley 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Tommy G
Gambit ??/2006 Lead RP
with barney1
MikeDowsett ??/2006 2nd dnf

Got as far as the move onto the arete.

mel holmes 29/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Nancy Maitland
mike lawrence? 01/Jun/05 -
victim of mathematics 14/May/05 2nd O/S
with soph
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
markpollak ??/2005 -
with suzanne mcfadzean
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
jimbonfire ??/2005 Lead
Tom Briggs ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Brown 09/Oct/04 Lead
bigphil 02/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Toby
Budge 06/May/04 2nd rpt
with Mike Oates
dominic lee ?/May/04 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
chrishedgehog ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Erwin Bottomley
philhilo ??/2004 Lead O/S
with richard blunt
steveb2006 27/Oct/03 Lead

Feel crumby with a cold

with Pete Carter
sadams 28/Sep/03 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
andybirtwistle 20/Jul/03 -
with Rick Barnes, Graeme Read
Budge 03/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with CarlMonster, Mike Oates
Hidden 21/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Ropeboy 23/Mar/03 Lead
Mark Davies PK ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Paul Winder
spidey 27/Sep/02 Lead
AlexRenshaw 13/Jul/02 2nd
with Dor? Green
Hidden 12/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 29/Jun/02 2nd
with Loz Owen
nickdonohue ?/May/02 Lead
with Joe Brown
Chris Reid 20/Apr/02 Lead O/S
steveb2006 13/Apr/02 2nd

Ian ? leads. Fail on Sleeping Sickness after

with Dave Taylor
Different Steve ?/Apr/02 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Chris Ramsden
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2002 -
Hidden 06/Dec/01 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/01 Lead
cem 01/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Miles Butteriss
ajoliver ?/Jun/01 2nd
tuftynick ??/2001 -
WB ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with GuyM
Dave Bond ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Andy Price
CrashMat Rob 06/May/00 Lead O/S
with Brian, MissNicky
steveb2006 01/Apr/00 Lead

A cold damp day - decide against another try on Stormbringer

with Gareth Williams
antroy 01/Apr/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 2nd
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Phil West 21/Aug/99 Lead dnf

Didn't like the moving block, so lowered off.

with David Atherton
Hidden 26/Jul/99 Lead O/S
richsmithinbristol 25/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 TR
Hidden 17/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S

Lots of faffing and retreating to rest point before I spotted the undercut

with Bill G
BlueJohn 08/May/99 2nd
with JohnnyM
Neil McA 25/Apr/99 Lead rpt
with Neil Comyn
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Lead
Brian Rodgers ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/98 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/98 Lead O/S
ste_d 27/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Mike_d78 27/Jul/98 2nd
with ste_d
steveb2006 15/Jul/98 2nd

A warm up for Stormbringer which I subsequently fail on (crux mantel)

with Rob Gambles
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead O/S
pete johnson 10/May/98 -
with John Hornsby
RobSimmo 18/Feb/98 2nd dog
kato'sdad 18/Feb/98 Lead
goi.ashmore 15/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with James Tracey
Hidden 10/Aug/97 Lead O/S
duncan 20/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with AlisonC
Daniel Wrightson 19/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with Olivia Horner
SR1970 ?/Mar/97 Lead O/S
jonka ??/1997 Lead
with anth
Hidden 15/Sep/96 2nd
Martin Bennett 01/Sep/96 -
with MT
steveb2006 13/Aug/96 2nd
with Neville Contractor
tlr 12/Apr/96 2nd
with Andy W
uphillnow ??/1996 2nd
with Mark Gray
BruceW ??/1996 Lead dog

One rest on gear

with Julian
phardman ??/1996 -
Hidden 12/Oct/95 Lead
John Southworth 28/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Laramadness 15/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/95 2nd
roncaves 08/Jul/95 Lead
The Reaper 02/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/95 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 11/Jul/94 Lead
with Robert Durran
roncaves 18/May/94 Lead
with Ian Smith
steveb2006 26/Apr/94 Lead
with Dennis May
pauldrew ??/1994 Lead

Mid nineties

steveb2006 27/Jul/93 2nd
with Simon Mee
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
mike bridges 23/Jun/92 2nd O/S
with KRB
Chris Ellis 17/May/92 2nd
with Nige Shaw
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/92 Solo rpt
Stoney Boy 29/Apr/92 2nd O/S
with John Cordingley
AlexRenshaw 12/Apr/92 Lead
with Ted Lister
Rich Kirby 09/Jun/91 2nd
with Bruce woodley
steveb2006 14/May/91 Lead

Bit shaky on crux

with Simon Mee
Hidden ?/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Michael Hood 20/May/90 Lead
NickJH ?/May/90 Lead dnf
with J Hirst
Roget 18/Feb/90 Lead O/S
with jim
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
UKB Shark ??/1990 Solo

Year a guess. Remember it being tricky and unnerving though.

Andy Say 25/Nov/89 Solo O/S
craig h ?/Nov/89 Lead O/S
with Luke Steer
steveb2006 26/May/89 Lead
with Chris Grafton
TonyF 17/Apr/89 2nd O/S
with Tony Cox
RichardMc 09/Apr/89 2nd
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 2nd
steveb2006 16/Aug/88 2nd
with Simon Mee
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/Jul/88 2nd
with Chris Chilvers
Hammy 10/Jun/88 2nd
with Colin Struthers
Martin Bennett 25/Apr/87 -
with JD
Eduardo Martinez 24/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/86 2nd
Andy Nicholson ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Dave Garnett 20/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Jane Garnett
Neil McA 15/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with sean myles, Tom Lewis
Hidden ??/1986 -
sadams 06/Oct/85 Lead
with Aylesbury CC
Dave Musgrove 15/Jun/85 AltLd
John Marsland 06/May/85 Lead O/S
with George Shaw
andy gittins ??/1985 -
steveb2006 12/Aug/84 Lead
with Gary Burton
AlexRenshaw 01/Jun/84 2nd
with Simon Caterall, Dalai Farmer, Simon Donowho
UKB Shark 11/May/84 Lead

Phill lied to me about the grade said it was HVS. Also started on right as for Perfect Day

with Phill Dickens
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 11/Jul/83 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw ??/1983 2nd
with Ted Lister
Hidden ?/May/82 2nd
Hidden ?/May/82 Lead O/S
AlexRenshaw ??/1982 Lead
with Ted Lister
andy tetsill ?/Jul/81 TR
with Rob Kevan
Hidden 21/Jun/81 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Feb/81 AltLd dnf

Backed off at hard move round to front face

with Tony Welsh
Hidden 18/Apr/80 TR
babymoac 30/Mar/80 -
with MTW
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 19/Aug/79 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/1979 Lead
rogerskews 04/Nov/78 -
with Chris Munsch
KRB 02/Oct/77 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Hidden 19/Oct/75 2nd
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 31/May/70 TR
with E C/W
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
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