14m.

Rockfax Description
An excellent and arduous route that feels like it is on the wrong cliff. Climb the technical slab until the rock leans. Battle on to the prominent hollow where final desperate moves leftwards gain easy ground. Intense! © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1980

Ticklists

Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge, Ultimate E4 ticklist, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, On Peak Rock

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JR 31 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: try a no.2 wallnut placed in the horizontal slot which i assume is where you are trying to place the small cams, now its safe! The cams higher up certainly dont rip!
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βeta: try a no.2 wallnut placed in the horizontal slot which i assume is where you are trying to place the small cams, now its safe! The cams higher up certainly dont rip!
UKB Shark 27 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: In reply to John Roberts Not totally safe. I tested the small friends at half height (twice) and they rip when shock loaded as the are not as good as they look when you place them due to soft rock (previous trashing ?) - but the thread stops you hitting the ground - just...(Serves me right for trying it in humid/warm conditions - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)
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βeta: In reply to John Roberts Not totally safe. I tested the small friends at half height (twice) and they rip when shock loaded as the are not as good as they look when you place them due to soft rock (previous trashing ?) - but the thread stops you hitting the ground - just...(Serves me right for trying it in humid/warm conditions - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)
Boy 27 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The move to gain the friend slot is much easier if you rock up facing left, rather than right as per the piccy in the chatsworth guide.
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βeta: The move to gain the friend slot is much easier if you rock up facing left, rather than right as per the piccy in the chatsworth guide.
JR 31 Mar, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Totally safe, apart from the boulder problem start. Very hard final move, easily falloffable. But excellent never the less. Might be wise to pre thread the thread on the right at the start. Very tricky to place otherwise, use your nutkey.
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βeta: Totally safe, apart from the boulder problem start. Very hard final move, easily falloffable. But excellent never the less. Might be wise to pre thread the thread on the right at the start. Very tricky to place otherwise, use your nutkey.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Droyd 14 Nov, 2018 TR dog Nails
with Ben C, phardy
Nails
with Ben C, phardy
robert-hutton 10 May, 2018 -
PeteWilson 7 Jun, 2017 TR Cracking route, had wanted to have a go on this for ages! Felt.pretty hard at the grade, like hardest e4 I've ever been on. Managed it ok though and will be back to lead in better conditions
with ECOG
Cracking route, had wanted to have a go on this for ages! Felt.pretty hard at the grade, like hardest e4 I've ever been on. Managed it ok though and will be back to lead in better conditions
with ECOG
Hidden 4 Jun, 2017 TR dog
Hidden 27 Mar, 2016 Lead
kermit_uk 3 Oct, 2015 Lead RP Top roped this quickly a couple of months back. 4th go today ground up. Pretty happy, great climbing.
Top roped this quickly a couple of months back. 4th go today ground up. Pretty happy, great climbing.
pastep 25 May, 2015 TR
with ebf
with ebf
ebf 25 May, 2015 TR dnf Got the bottom slab first but then didn't want to try the headwall; not in the mood. Paul did it with many rests!
with pastep
Got the bottom slab first but then didn't want to try the headwall; not in the mood. Paul did it with many rests!
with pastep
will9911 19 Apr, 2015 Lead RP
Dan Geh 7 Feb, 2015 TR dog
dannyboy83 24 Sep, 2014 Solo RP Found the boulder start hard, then steady to the top
Found the boulder start hard, then steady to the top
JulesV 24 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Sketchy finish! Went direct.
with SV
Sketchy finish! Went direct.
with SV
Laramadness 21 May, 2013 2nd dog
Cassidy 1 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 17 May, 2011 2nd
Mike_Hayes 17 May, 2011 Lead β ground up - Failed to realise i had to go leftwards at the top... read guide next tome.. awesome route.
ground up - Failed to realise i had to go leftwards at the top... read guide next tome.. awesome route.
Jonathan Hall 22 Sep, 2009 TR
Ed Booth 9 May, 2009 Lead O/S Thought move from nut2 into scoop hollow was nails.Got really pumped.
Thought move from nut2 into scoop hollow was nails.Got really pumped.
tallsop 26 Apr, 2009 TR Managed all the moves this time - on a very warm day. definately worth waiting for a cool one for that top move. Feels like a 7a/b sport climb.
with Sam T
Managed all the moves this time - on a very warm day. definately worth waiting for a cool one for that top move. Feels like a 7a/b sport climb.
with Sam T
DaveFidler ??, 2009 TR dnf slippy rock
slippy rock
tallsop ?Nov, 2008 TR dnf Hard, need to get stronger, need to get psyched about it!
Hard, need to get stronger, need to get psyched about it!
sadams 14 May, 2008 Lead dnf
with Catherine Adams
with Catherine Adams
Boy ??, 2006 -
UKB Shark 27 Aug, 2005 Lead dnf Stripped gear from break twice touching the ground on rope stretch. Antics felt a bit conspicuous at a crag like this. Ben had contacted me thru UKC lifts and parters and got to lead his first route - haven't herad from hime since though !Apparently a small wire is better than small cams.
with Ben Morris
Stripped gear from break twice touching the ground on rope stretch. Antics felt a bit conspicuous at a crag like this. Ben had contacted me thru UKC lifts and parters and got to lead his first route - haven't herad from hime since though !Apparently a small wire is better than small cams.
with Ben Morris
Mark Riley ?Sep, 2003 Lead RP
CrashMat Rob 16 Jul, 2003 TR
with Martin Smith, Martin Whelan, MissNicky, Ultimo Dyno Boy
with Martin Smith, Martin Whelan, MissNicky, Ultimo Dyno Boy
Hidden ??, 2001 Lead
Mark Riley ?Sep, 2000 Lead dnf
dominic lee ?Jun, 1998 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
David Slater ?Apr, 1998 Lead O/S
with Banbury MC
with Banbury MC
mux ??, 1998 Lead O/S boulderd the first bit, panicked, cryed, got a rope and a few wires then went for it.
with Dave Jackson
boulderd the first bit, panicked, cryed, got a rope and a few wires then went for it.
with Dave Jackson
samt 27 Sep, 1991 TR Found it hard IIRC.
with Rob Weston
Found it hard IIRC.
with Rob Weston
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