Rockfax Description
A thin crack in a shallow groove leads to a ledge on The Giant's Staircase - stance? Climb up left to a ledge then lean back right to enter the spectacular, but short lived, jamming crack. Once round the roof (try to get your left hand in the highest jam) finish easily. A real battle for most and watch the rope-drag! © Rockfax

FA. Tom Proctor 1971

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies..

Alan James - UKC and UKH 21/May Lead dnf
Dominic Green 21/May 2nd
Hidden 09/May AltLd
LBrown 06/May Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May Lead
Hannes B 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Neil C
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead rpt
thrutch 15/Oct/16 Lead RP

Poor effort. Need to come back.

with Sven
Misha 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Had to get back on this after flailing 7 years ago - not surprising as couldn't really jam back then. The crux was still intimidating but once I went for it, it turned out to be fine. Managed to keep the feet on all the way, which helped. Bomber jams around yellow cam size, which is my favourite :-) Got a bit pumpy when I went out to the side to layback for a few moves (didn't fancy grovelling up the widening groove) but basically fine. Started up the HVS as didn't have the guide book to hand but it doesn't really matter.

with Eszter
Gus 23/Apr/16 Lead β


with ben rouse, chris barr
shaunhumphreys 25/Sep/15 Lead dnf

close! will come back at some point for it!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Fat Boy
ChrisBrooke 06/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Tried a few tentative jams in the flake but decided to wuss out and scramble off left instead. Arms a bit tired after Fern Hill and Five Finger Exercise. Good fun just getting to that point though. Maybe come back to this one.....maybe not...

with Duncan Bell
soph 25/May/15 Lead rpt
with Chris Handy
adam 24 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Stuart Johnston 03/May/15 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead dnf
morganator 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Stan Halstead
jon22 30/Mar/14 2nd
with si witcher
switch 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with John S
TonyF ??/2014 -
Ethan 04/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
soph 12/Oct/12 2nd
with John McCune
Rich Kirby 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Manbeast
Andy Peak 1 31/Aug/12 Lead

Apparently I can climb e2

with Andrew Deckon
Graeme Hammond 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great route, found the lower crack the most tricky bit, top bit just brutally hard work :)

with Becky E
tonanf 24/May/12 -
with andy
Graham C 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Marti
Marti999 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 01/Mar/12 AltLd

lead up the giants staircase for the first pitch as i did the other one yesterday, second to attempt the top pitch, did it without falling today

with saul
timmyhobby 29/Feb/12 AltLd dnf

i lead the first pitch, we both failed on the second

with saul
JRae 20/Nov/11 2nd
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Brown 07/Aug/11 Lead
with Tim
Hidden 07/Aug/11 -
bigdrew 30/Jun/11 2nd dog

Pretty much aided the crux..

Mr Sparkle 31/May/11 2nd dog
Mike_Hayes 31/May/11 Lead O/S

not too bad apart fro the serious rope drag slowing me down..

Hidden 17/May/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 17/May/11 Lead O/S

Old skool!! I was ever so slightly intimidated pre crux-crack :/ Naturally... a mesmorizing display of jamming style and technique had to be deployed! :)

Hidden 02/May/11 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2011 2nd O/S
with Andy S
tigertim 05/Sep/10 2nd dnf

Knackered and really need to practice my jams!! Hopefully get it by the end of the year.

MeMeMe 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

Fell off the crux a few times but eventually got it.

with Tim
DaveFidler 30/Jun/10 2nd dnf

First pitch, got to crux and wimped out.

Misha 18/Oct/09 Lead dog

Not my kind of route so wasn't expecting to get up it clean but almost pulled it off - unfortunately pumped out when it was almost in the bag. Getting back onto the ledge from mid-air was quite difficult! Tried it a couple more times but didn't quite have enough gas so had to resort to aiding it with a foot in a sling.

bigie bob 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mbutton 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Gareth Williams
dan gibson 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/08 2nd dog
Pete Graham 20/Sep/08 Lead
with Rick Graham
The old James turnbull ?/May/08 Lead
with aiden
Hidden ??/2008 -
Boy ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
willackers 06/Nov/07 2nd β
with Tom Mills, Dan Walker
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with JulesV
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 24/Sep/06 Lead dnf
Steve Bell ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Roger Mear
Hidden 09/Oct/04 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 21/May/00 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 22/Apr/00 Lead RP


with Roy Thomas
Tim M ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Phil T
Hidden 05/Jun/97 Lead
Hidden 24/May/92 TR
tmawer ??/1992 Lead O/S

Exhausting...felt sick at the top but felt better watching Jaime try to layback the whole thing!

with Jaime Robertson
Roget 22/Sep/91 2nd O/S
with colin, baccy
Hidden 14/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 24/Mar/90 Lead
with Perric Crellin
Hidden ??/1989 -
Gordon Stainforth 19/Oct/88 2nd dnf

Fail at crux on second pitch.

with Guy McClelland
Hidden 02/Oct/88 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
Hidden 02/Oct/87 2nd
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Spike
Robmwatt ??/1986 -
uphillnow 21/May/85 2nd

since lead

with Andrew (Pog) Horn
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Seymore Butt ??/1985 -
with Ian Fenton
charlesmfrench 19/Jun/84 Lead O/S
keefe 05/Mar/83 -
stp 25/Apr/82 Lead

Done at end of day with no appreciation for tiredness etc. Lots of falls but got it eventually.

Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead β
with Rich Lewis
jonathan shepherd ?/May/81 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1980 2nd
with John Bogg
petemeads ??/1977 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/1976 Lead
with Mick Hardwick
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