Rockfax Description
Start on the left and climb the 'coffin' crack to a chockstone, then move right and climb the wall (a bit bold) to a possible (sensible?) stance (4c). Climb to the roof then traverse round the arete rightwards to slopers and ashort finishing crack (4b ). © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1951

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

amccann 20/Aug/17 Solo rpt
theemurr 08/May/17 TR O/S
Hidden 05/May/17 AltLd
duncana 29/Apr/17 Lead

Really enjoyed this, lots of interest, weaving a line up and across under the crag. Took a minute to figure out how to get round under the nose.

with Pippa Archer
john lynch 12/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 05/May/16 Solo

Highly recommended for gritstone esoterica perverts. Maybe you don't have to crawl around the arete but I did.

JasonK 05/May/16 2nd
with Glen
Flavio 22/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Bradbury 26/May/15 Lead O/S
with Mum
shaunhumphreys 10/Mar/15 Lead dnf

did some weird combination of this and hearse arete by accident got totaly boxed as it was a warm up and had to rest/lower to the ledge then re did it still finishing through the roof

Matt Harmon 10/Mar/15 Lead O/S

fairly awkward getting round the arete!

with Steph Hunter
amccann 10/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with Matt G
Sam McCarthy 10/Mar/15 2nd O/S

ended up going up the E1 finish of hearse arrete

pimpy 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Kirill
Kirill 07/Mar/15 2nd dog

Tight rope at the start.

Matt Groom ??/2015 -
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
hotfeet 05/May/14 Lead
with StuartP
jason smeeth 05/May/14 2nd
eduardo 03/May/14 AltLd rpt
Lukem6 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Jenny Monkey 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice, varied climbing. Shuffling round the arête was pretty awkward though!

jamie ward 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Split into 2 pitches - Led 1st pitch

with Steve Smith
mapperley samurai 27/Jul/13 2nd
davidalcock 27/Jul/13 Lead

One pitch. After excavating a cam placement at foot level on the first ledge, found myself calling Joe Brown a rude name when I reached the midway ledges. More like Vs 4b with a 4c move. Quite commiting. Enjoyed the squat shuffle rightwards, but found the pull out a bit spooky. Definitely a varied and interesting route.

max_chan 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very nice. Some tricky moves but lots of rests too.

with Andy Prichard
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
john lynch 07/Jun/13 Lead
with ed luke
davewsargent 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with pete bush
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd β
crossleysm ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr/13 2nd
with paul
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Alex.M-M. 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
SGD 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Done in 2 pitches, I lead p1 - bloody hard getting past the chockstone then a bold bit (green) to the belay

Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 01/Oct/11 TR O/S
charley 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

In one pitch! Really nice route - it's a mini adventure. Great rock-over and mantle, bold slab, tricky move onto the arete then an awesome finish. Did the line as it shows in BMC, going directly up the arete from the ledge and not using the centre crack as it shows in Rockfax. Not sure which is the correct line? Oh and had to share the halfway ledge with a sheep...

with Clare, Steve Fletcher
stuaart 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Led as one pitch.

with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave
treg 30/Jul/11 2nd

Ace climb. Bit of everything. Nice rockover onto the chockstone, bold slab, committing traverse and juggy finish.

with Rachel
Mike Tutt 09/Jun/11 Lead
Steven Andrews 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Really tough move at the top of the initial crack but great climbing with just enough gear from then on

with Ben, Rachel Berkowitz
geddicakes 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with James Restorick
tiga271 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy
Liam Ingram 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ajc 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
garethb 07/Apr/11 Lead
with cheque
Hidden 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Dave Mason 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Jonathan Hall 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Rob Collett
chrisallan 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
nathanlee 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tradguy 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 30/May/10 2nd
John Pickles 25/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 22/May/10 Solo
Byronius Maximus 16/May/10 Lead O/S

Nicer than it looks from the ground.

with Paul Dewey
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
adrianscott 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
scrat 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf

AGGGHHHHHHH! small fall to be had, on last section and did not complete the official route, the finish looks like a ladder but full of slopers

Hidden 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Birdo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Phil1967 05/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Dan
lithos 04/Oct/09 Lead
with cookie
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Guy ?/May/09 2nd
jcurley 18/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
swmackey ?/Feb/09 Lead
paul birch ??/2009 -
Graeme Hammond 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jeronimo 22/Nov/08 2nd dog

couldn't take out gear at the top, had to weight ropes. Too cold and getting dark so couldn't see much!

Another James 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch

with Jamie T
btc 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with ian lovatt
victim of mathematics 11/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jim
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Stig 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
OffshoreAndy 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Kelvin
Pilch 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch, , useful cam in pocket on wall , top half is good fun and committing move after traverse under overhang.

with Ed
Sidekick 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Neil Adams 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Andre & Adrian
Mattyk 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with John Marsham
John Lisle ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 28/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/05 2nd
Cake 22/May/05 Lead O/S
with Matt
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/04 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/04 AltLd O/S
mikej 18/May/04 AltLd
with Rick Naylor
RussB 25/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Leigh
PenJD 31/May/03 Lead O/S
John Southworth 25/May/03 Solo
with Vicky Munn
snowy owl ?/May/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
Phil West 14/Sep/02 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch. Scary!

with Chris Tan
duncan 13/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Hugo Glover
DerwentDiluted 11/Jun/02 AltLd
with Laurie Smith
Darragh ??/2002 -
with Hanna
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 26/Jul/99 2nd O/S
rlrs ??/1999 AltLd
Roget 13/Sep/98 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 30/Aug/98 AltLd

Lead pitch 1

with Jeremy (High Peak Group)
Ropeboy 05/Jul/98 Lead
Budge 02/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Mark Stevenson 08/Feb/98 AltLd O/S
with Pete Kirkham
goi.ashmore 08/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Jamie
kato'sdad 22/Oct/97 AltLd
RobSimmo 22/Oct/97 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

brady 06/Jul/97 Lead
with John Cameron
colin milton 18/May/96 AltLd
with eric milton
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 Lead
with Alan Nuttall
roncaves 08/Jul/95 AltLd
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 14/May/94 AltLd
with Rachel Nicolson
Rob Davies ?/May/93 AltLd
with Roy Lindsay, Mike Papworth
Hidden 16/May/92 Solo
nai ??/1992 Lead
with Roger Devy
Laramadness 13/Aug/90 Lead O/S
babymoac 26/May/90 Lead
with Graeme
Roget 18/Feb/90 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 20/May/89 Lead
RichardMc 09/Apr/89 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Hidden 07/Feb/89 Solo
Pete Pozman ?/Aug/88 2nd O/S
with John Byrne
Hidden 10/Apr/88 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 26/Apr/87 -
with JD
Hidden ?/Jul/86 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 -
sadams 03/Nov/85 Lead
with Mark Bonham
morganator ?/Sep/85 Lead O/S

First VS lead

with Richard Morgan
Hidden 03/May/85 Solo
Nigel Bond 25/Jun/83 Lead
with Rodger Edenborough
tapley 07/Feb/82 -
with Chris Seymour
Brian Wilderspin 06/Jun/81 2nd O/S
Rob Davies ?/Feb/81 Lead
with Tony Welsh
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Mark Kemball 21/Apr/79 Lead
Hidden 03/May/77 AltLd
RichardMc 06/Jul/75 Lead
with Ken Salter, Betty Seifert
rogerskews ?/Apr/72 -
with Various
Dave Musgrove 21/Jul/68 -
mikej 04/Mar/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Nigel Sumner
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