Rockfax Description
Climb the centre of the wall, with a tricky start via a niche. Low in the grade and with good gear throughout. © Rockfax

FA. Colin Mortlock 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

amccann 12/Aug Lead O/S
with Tilly
matildascott111 12/Aug 2nd
with amccann
Cake 07/Aug 2nd rpt
TobyA 16/Jul 2nd

Did some gardening of the bigger bracken bushes on the way up.

with Tim
tonto169 01/Jul -
Georgie25 17/Jun 2nd
Keith Swainson 17/Jun Lead O/S
slab_happy 23/May 2nd
with Droyd
Droyd 23/May Lead O/S

Very pleasant, and less dirty than other routes here. Also, unusually for a grit HVS, possible to lead entirely on nuts, all of which are bomber.

with Clare
Hidden 05/May Lead O/S
Ian Saxton 22/Apr Lead G/U

Tough 5a move, pumpy but good gear for the crux

with martin
martinbettridge06 22/Apr 2nd

Packs a lot in for a short route. Nice

cragtyke 20/Apr 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 20/Apr Lead O/S

Kept as direct as possible instead of using the holds out to the left and felt more like 5b, great little route that packs a lot in

Hidden 09/Apr 2nd
Mark Stevenson 05/Apr Lead O/S
with Sarah
FlavioL1989 26/Mar 2nd β
rajeshwarbisht 26/Mar Lead dog
with Flavio
Andy Moles 27/Oct/16 Solo
gritstone7 ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with HB
melv 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Fi
MikeyP 24/May/16 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/15 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Generally dirty but that kind of added to the experience.

Longsufferingropeholder 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with C May
Ian.ch 06/Jun/15 TR
C May 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Tim
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
birthers 16/May/15 2nd
caroline256 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tom B
ralphio 20/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Difficult one to grade. Start felt like top end 5a and is unprotected for first 10 feet. Well protected 4b climbing after that. Shame it's not longer.

with Ade
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead
Angus Taylor 26/Jul/14 Lead β

climbed on pre-placed gear, absolutely gorgeous climb, quite bold in places! definitely two stars

Mark Duncan 25/Jul/14 Lead RP

sat on first bit of gear because I just couldn't get over the first groove, still not quite sure what I did, but managed to get over it. Really nice climb and random! Not quite as easy as the book says as I've definately done easier HVS's

James rogers86 20/Jul/14 2nd

Hard moves out left after the little overhang and a scary top out.

loco wilko ?/Jun/14 Solo
adam clarke 05/May/14 Lead dnf
with Adam Lynch
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Calder 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Looks crap but climbs real nice.

with Mark
Rob Grant 31/Aug/13 Lead
with rosey
fabricio 18/Jul/13 2nd

with Shaun

with Shaun
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
timmyhobby 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tim_mcd 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
dsh 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Would have done it but already nackered and put gear in the handhold

with Ellen Woods
James Oswald 22/Apr/13 Lead β

Really nice. Lead on Clare's gear after she lead it. Great moves.

with Clare Erskine
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S
charley 21/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Very nice :) Tricky-ish move to get over niche (much harder for Steve as he couldn't reach one of the holds that I used) but great gear all the way up...

chumleywarner 21/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Cake 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Howard, Matt
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 27/May/12 -
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead
gregoritos 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
rich_hw 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Sep/11 2nd rpt
msoldn 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Finally managed to find some wet rock! A bit sketchy under the conditions.

with Sam
fatbuoybazza 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
steveb2006 26/Jul/11 Lead
with Roger Gibb, Roland Smith
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jude Fairbairn
julian allen 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
muwasi 21/Jun/11 Lead dnf

decked out

with tim
Mr. K 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Felt quite sustained in the dusty, sweaty conditions.

with Pete Dollman, Ben Redgate
adam clarke 04/Jun/11 TR
with James Hulme
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves low down. Plenty of blind alleys

with Colin Struthers
JRae 23/May/11 Lead
with Andy
Ugly Kid Jo 22/May/11 2nd
with Skinny
Marq 22/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 22/May/11 Lead
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
shaky2 04/May/11 2nd
drysori 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd β
BeccaSnowden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike, Becca
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead
adam carless 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lovely non-obvious moves

jshields 20/Apr/11 Lead

Also led Sept'95

davewsargent 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
migs493 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with LO
lozowen 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd β
belay bunny turned bad 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Debbie, loundsy
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead G/U
bigdrew 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Liam, Mark R
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Rhythm24 27/Mar/11 2nd dog
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Ander 06/Nov/10 Lead

Took a couple of attempts. Syrens singing their seductive charm, those lovely looking hand holds on the left tempted me off line.

with Tala M
Tala A 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Ander
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf
garethb 10/Oct/10 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
joese7en 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
stephenhartley ?/Aug/10 2nd
with Ben C
Si dH 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Gary, Olly
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
JoEglington ?/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 03/Jun/10 Lead
disturbed_one51 30/May/10 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 30/May/10 Lead
paul ireland 26/May/10 Lead O/S

one move wonder.

John Pickles 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kieran Hodgson
riddle 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
petegruf 22/May/10 2nd
with brad j
Pilch 13/May/10 Lead rpt
with Graham
dan_o_b ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Tony Little 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Richard
Creep_pea 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Tom
Ketu 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Rob
davidwright 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 13/Mar/10 2nd
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
kyle ??/2010 Lead rpt
dan gibson 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead
Justin T 10/Oct/09 2nd

Mmmmmm .... moist :)

with Cherry
AJ007 28/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead
Stig 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
boulderholder 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Note to self - don't go back to Chatsworth crag anytime soon! Was ok..

with Chris
mark20 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Went left out of niche which made the move back into the main flake/crack very awkward

alexrankine30 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
PenJD 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Patrick Daniel
petellis 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

With a minor paddy - didn't think it was soft fr the grade as the guide suggests.

jcurley 27/Mar/09 Lead

Fell off at the crux, so got lowered off and did it again clean.It is a lot better climb than it looks.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 TR dog
Hidden 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Works Frasier
victim of mathematics 22/May/08 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will Frost
wallacerocks 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will Frost
Jim Slater 14/May/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Jobling
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Great climb but I felt it was quite straight forward, maybe it shouldn't be HVS, maybe I am getting better... I suspect the former.

hamish2016 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with the vanhinsberg brothers!
Rob Davies 26/Apr/08 Lead
with Phil Ashton
lazydaizy24 ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Ian Archer 16/Sep/07 TR O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 30/Aug/07 2nd
with Ruth
tlr 29/Aug/07 Lead
with Pom
nai 29/Aug/07 2nd
with Tim
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Peakology 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with cat
Chalky Cat 05/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Dom
five 03/Jun/07 Lead dog
Peakphil 02/May/07 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Nathanael Booker
007 big d 21/Apr/07 2nd
with mark
markhilton 21/Apr/07 2nd
popebenedictus 14/Apr/07 TR dnf
EdShep ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

lovely sequence of moves, very well protected, a great climb

with Ed
Adam Moroz ??/2007 Lead
howlingbaboon 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Sue
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
colin milton 20/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
philboy ?/Jul/06 2nd
with paul h
mol 03/Jun/06 Lead
with Dave
Stick ??/2006 2nd
with Fat Al
Chris Davids 16/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Sam
samwelli 16/Aug/05 2nd O/S
mikej 19/Jul/05 Lead
with Rick Naylor
mikej 12/Jul/05 TR
with Mr Shunt
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead
trekkie ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Rob
masa-alpin 28/May/05 Lead dog

Fell off while trying to climbing down as pumped.

with Adam W
Hidden 01/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/03 Lead dog
Alfredo ?/Oct/03 Lead RP
with Tim
DubyaJamesDubya 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with George Frost
chrishedgehog 20/Jun/03 2nd
with Mick Dempsey
Phil West 20/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Mark Davies PK ??/2003 Lead O/S
with jonathan t
Budge 09/May/02 Lead O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2002 -
Hidden 06/Sep/01 Lead
steveb2006 04/Sep/01 Solo

Back off Sidewinder

Ropeboy 28/Jun/01 Solo
cem 06/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Miles Butteriss
Dave Bond ??/2000 Solo
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel, Ben
Boy ??/2000 -
Hidden 30/May/99 TR
roncaves 11/Apr/99 Lead
with Gavin Williams
steveb2006 10/Jul/97 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/97 TR rpt
Martin Bennett 28/Sep/96 -
with MT
steveb2006 31/Jul/96 Lead

Rob also leads after - his first HVS lead

with Rob Gambles
Hidden 28/Jul/96 Lead
Chris Ellis 17/Jul/96 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
craig h 19/Jun/96 Solo O/S
ajoliver ??/1996 Lead
steveb2006 07/May/95 Lead

Ian also leads with my gear in

with Ian Cartwright
Roget 27/Aug/94 Solo rpt
steveb2006 16/Aug/94 2nd
with Jo Pycroft
goi.ashmore 27/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 -
steveb2006 10/Aug/93 Solo

Ok on this but back off Slip Arete afterwards

Ovenpaa ?/May/93 Lead
RichardMc ??/1992 Lead
Andy Say 07/Sep/91 Solo
Laramadness 26/Aug/91 Lead dog
andy tetsill ?/Aug/91 TR
Hidden 09/Jul/91 Lead
steveb2006 10/May/91 2nd
with Simon Mee
Rob Davies 27/Apr/91 TR
Hidden 16/Sep/90 Lead
uphillnow 07/Sep/90 Solo

Almost certainly on a day out with Mark Gray,

Rich Kirby 29/Apr/90 2nd
with Andy Mackay
steveb2006 04/Aug/89 2nd
with Simon Mee
John Marsland 17/Jun/89 Lead
with Dave Mould
Hidden ??/1989 -
Roget ?/Sep/88 2nd O/S
with jim
Hammy 10/Jun/88 Lead
with Colin Struthers
sadams 26/Apr/87 Solo
with Guy Townsend
Tom V ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/86 Solo
steveb2006 01/Jul/86 Solo

Yorkie solos it too

Hidden ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
steveb2006 30/May/86 2nd dog

Feeling familiar!

with Dave Pillow
steveb2006 29/May/86 Solo
steveb2006 13/Apr/86 Lead

Janet belays

Stoney Boy ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
steveb2006 28/Sep/85 2nd

Find its much better to layaway to right on bulge rather than trying to pull up L.

with Gary Burton
charlesmfrench 21/Jul/85 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/85 Lead
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden 20/Oct/84 Lead O/S
malc 06/May/84 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Apr/83 Solo
Rob Davies ??/1983 2nd


with John Stevenson, Brian Hannon
stp 13/Jun/82 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/81 -
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/81 -
Hidden ?/May/80 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/80 Solo
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
tapley 26/Jun/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 2nd O/S
with Steve Andrews
petemeads ??/1978 Solo
jon 24/Jul/77 Lead
with Elaine
Hidden 17/Apr/76 TR
mikej 01/Jun/71 TR
with Wil Hurford
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