Rockfax Description
Better that it looks and with tricky moves at the nose - harder for the short who will struggle to reach past the crux. Only HS but harder than Apple Arete - which is a bit odd! © Rockfax

FA. Rupert Brooks 1934

Hidden 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Luke90 25/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Guidebook is spot on. It is better than it looks and it is definitely harder than Apple Arete! (And as someone else said below, it's not over as soon as you think it is.)

tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
ColinD 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Steve Crossley
SamT1 15/May/16 2nd β
SuperLee1985 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice route, much more so than it looks. Also quite strenuous. Start was interesting in it's self, then some committing lay-backing off the nose gives an awkward rest. And the one final awkward move to get to the start of the top crack. On the spicy end of HS.

Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead
Chris Sansum 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Quite hard for the grade!

JHiley 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Sarah
sdixon 21/Sep/14 Lead
dannyboy83 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Jasmine, Kamil
AndyPagett 31/May/14 Lead RP

Bloody hard work. Getting up to the crux was a struggle. The crux was a struggle. Realising the crux is actually further up was a struggle. Good gear throughout. Nice climb.

Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
david harvey ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with martin
martinbettridge06 ?/Mar/14 2nd
schristophersmith 06/May/13 2nd O/S
althesin 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Reds 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 2nd
Jake Young 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jonathon Clark
Lukem6 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dale, Diane Blything
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Hoyes 22/May/12 2nd O/S
with Charles T
john max 17/May/12 Lead
with Marilyn Banks
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd
PAJames ??/2012 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2012 Lead O/S

Placed terrible gear. Just ignored it and kept going.

hazeysunshine 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with GT
charley 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Mark Salter 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
sam coward 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
daharro1 21/Jun/11 TR O/S
daharro 21/Jun/11 TR
Ewano 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Joel Brown
howlingbaboon 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
embob 24/Apr/11 2nd

Not as strenuous as it looks, nice laybacking.

with Alex
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead
lozowen 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jo86 10/Apr/11 2nd
martin one 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Joe
Brannock 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
krikoman 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A bit of a fighter, good fun though. 8/10

with Anne Wynn, Jez Wilton
Jeremy Wilton 10/Oct/10 2nd dog

Bloody awful

with Anne Wynn, Mark Readman
Bernie Wylde 05/Sep/10 Lead
with sp
madasten 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rich
Steve J P 05/Sep/10 2nd
with BW
payeo20 29/Aug/10 Lead

nice rest on a fist jam.

ajc 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
andrea83 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Excellent. Again better than Apple Arete. harder than Apple Arete

with Peak CC, Saffra
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
hazeysunshine 31/May/10 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd dnf
Graeme Hammond 16/May/10 Solo O/S
jshields 12/May/10 Solo
Phil West 03/May/10 Lead dnf

Hailed and rained off!

with Shaun Walby
tiga271 03/May/10 2nd
with mark20
mark20 03/May/10 Lead O/S
migs493 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with LO
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
MikeDowsett ??/2010 2nd
with Robin Stiffin
bobbarnes00 12/Sep/09 Lead β
with Richard Roberts
barrylong 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks - just like it says in the guidebook!

with Karl PCC
Karlos 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Random
paul birch ??/2009 -
donkster 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S
mintcake 24/Jul/08 2nd
with Ian
cpoad 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Laced with gear. Awkward climb

with Clare F
Ropeboy 26/Apr/08 Solo


daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
SecretSquirrel 06/Oct/07 2nd
with Jon_nz
djbeaumont 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Trace
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Mtnexploits 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Stu Bertram
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Rampikino 11/Jun/06 Lead
with MMC Various
thomasholyoak ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with DS
FrankW 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S
John Lisle ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Alex Mason 26/Sep/04 Lead

peturbed at the overhanging block for a while

with kieth poskitt
krikoman 05/Sep/04 Lead O/S

Wet and Slippery under the nose (the route not me!) A route that fights back a bit.

Simon Caldwell 03/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
rob wmc 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S

Harder than Apple arete!

with Pete
SteveM 13/Apr/03 2nd
with Tobs
tradguy 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Phil Loasby
Darragh ?/Mar/03 -
with Sonja
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 28/Sep/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
julian allen 27/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/02 Lead
Mark Stevenson 20/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/01 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Lead
Rich Malcolm 21/May/00 Lead O/S
with Matt Brennan
Rich Malcolm 21/May/00 Lead O/S
with Mogadishu Matt
Hidden 09/Apr/00 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
with Ben
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Phil West 21/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
Hidden 22/Jul/99 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 11/Apr/99 2nd O/S
with Iestyn
Nigel Coe ??/1999 Lead
with Ian Smith
dodders 27/Aug/98 2nd
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden 26/Jul/98 Lead O/S
martroberts ??/1998 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/97 Solo
five ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Dom Goodridge
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/97 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
timreynolds 26/May/97 Lead
with Rob Clark
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Yourlead 12/Jun/95 Lead
with Graham Penny
Hidden 14/May/95 Lead dog
Hidden 08/May/95 2nd
roncaves 26/Sep/93 Lead
Roget 27/Jun/92 Solo rpt
nai ??/1992 2nd
with Roger Devy
Iain Thow 28/May/91 TR
Laramadness 26/Jun/90 Lead O/S
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/90 -
with Robert Clark
babymoac 26/May/90 Lead
with Graeme
Raggar 06/May/90 Lead
with Steve B
tapley 16/Apr/90 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 30/Apr/89 Lead O/S
with Andy Dean
Roget 09/Apr/89 2nd O/S
with jim
uphillnow ?/Apr/88 Solo
Hidden 03/May/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
mark-abz 19/Aug/83 TR
Mark Kemball 08/Jan/83 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/81 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
Hidden 30/Mar/80 Solo
Hidden 17/Jun/79 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1979 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/77 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/77 Lead
RichardMc 20/Jun/76 Solo
greenbuoy 15/Jan/72 Solo
mikej 26/Oct/69 Lead
with E
mikej 04/May/69 Solo
with Wil Hurford
Andy Say ??/1967 Lead

Used to do this nearly every weekend out. One guy had a custom made 'nut' made from a big block of alloy just for this route!

mikej 26/Dec/66 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 16/Jul/66 2nd
with Keith Gregson
mikej 05/Mar/66 TR dnf
with Ted Markham
mikej 30/Jan/66 TR dnf
with Ted Markham
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