Rockfax Description
An odd route consisting of a series of mantels between stance-sized ledges. Trend right up the lower wall then left via polished steps to a final difficult grovel onto the last ledge. Walk off left, or better finish via the left-hand version of Hermitage Chimney Left, HS 4b, which is the shallow groove to its left. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Pigott 1922

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, Cratcliffe HVS.

DubyaJamesDubya 12/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
Papa J Love 06/Aug/17 TR O/S

Offered a cheeky TR, why not? Lovely climbing.

with Harry, Stephen, Rory Campion
Hidden 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/17 Lead
Robin Nichols 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Roger
Andrew Sloan 04/Dec/16 Lead rpt

Tough in the cold. Managed ropes poorly and ended up with a lot of drag.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 04/Dec/16 2nd O/S
with Chris, Andy Sloan
Bradbury 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Nov/16 2nd rpt
SR1970 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
thrutch 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Sven
BigTone 24/Aug/16 2nd

Hard in the heat

Durkules 17/May/16 2nd
superturbo 14/May/16 2nd
guy127917 14/May/16 Lead O/S
with Will
dr_botnik 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Started up Tom Thumb but finished up this

with Racist Dave
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S

I thought the last mantle was more 5b, funny route.

with Flo Barton
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd
Q.Estelles 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
The Reaper 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S

A ramble with contortions. Weird

soph 25/May/15 2nd O/S
with Chris Handy
dr_botnik 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Quite hard

with deacon
deacondeacon 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
jgordon75 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Sam Raphael, Aaron Brown
amccann 03/Sep/14 Lead dnf
with Matt H
ashtond6 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Stig 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
The Grist 04/May/14 2nd
PaulTanton 04/May/14 Lead O/S
loco wilko 27/Apr/14 Lead
with clare wilkins
onlyfoddington 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

A lot of up-and-down at some of the mantles, especially the fist one.

ashtond6 12/Jan/14 Lead O/S
TonyF ??/2014 -
Rob Laird 03/Nov/13 2nd O/S
vanderz 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Wanderlust 13/Aug/13 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led first bit of Tom Thumb then Huw chickened out and we did this.

Twisty 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Brown
kermit_uk 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Dave Deary
Graeme Hammond 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great climb, definitely worth the 2 stars it gets in the new Froggatt guide.

with Becky E
Becky E 05/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Aborted - couldn't climb the stairs!

Rachel Slater 30/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Olli-C 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
kabutsu 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Rob law
rich_hw 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with gavin_pcc
Bloke on a Rope 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Good route made even better by rescuing a brand new nut, bonus!!!

with Matt
Climbster 30/Apr/12 2nd β
with Ian
rurp 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S


gobey ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Great fun, for the big step, throw a legover and toe hook. Loads of road drag.

with Paul
timmyhobby 01/Mar/12 Lead
Trevera 25/Feb/12 Lead
malteserEd 25/Feb/12 2nd
Knot-Paul ?/Jan/12 2nd dog
with Bob
harold walmsley 27/Nov/11 Lead rpt
with Colin Struthers
Andrew Sloan 20/Nov/11 2nd

Led this about 10 years ago. Fun route.

Martin Haworth 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Stone Muppet 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with be, pe
petellis 16/Oct/11 2nd dog

Couldn't get the 7 pieces of crux gear placed by the tall man. Tut

Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Jon L
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
domskezz ?/Sep/11 2nd

Found this very hard, needed to rest on the rope. First trip out on grit is my excuse.

with Si
adi bryant 12/Jun/11 2nd

Paul Nunn's useful book of peak district lies said it was VS 4a!

with Lee
Cake 02/May/11 2nd rpt
with Matt
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead O/S
NB Pixel 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Much fun, although 2nd mantle a bit harder for the short!

with JT
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
tebs 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Andy, mark
mark20 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
climb the peak ??/2011 Lead O/S
Si dH 31/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
bigdrew 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Si
Brown 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Solo
riddle 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
haydng 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Hannah
Glenn Sutcliffe 25/Jul/10 -
with Claire Reading, Neil Foster
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Cake 28/May/10 2nd O/S
with Angus
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
natalietanzer 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Duncan
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd
vanderz 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
Phill Mitch ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with nigel
Creep_pea 26/May/08 TR O/S
with Steve
TomHaigh 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Fraser
Hidden ??/2008 -
Ian Jones ??/2008 Lead O/S

Graded Severe at the time and Karen hated it!

with Karen Ghiselli and Louise Gordon -Canning
Al Evans ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
SteveM 21/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Catt
catt 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Pretty gymnastic mantling and a little odd (short tricky moves, big ledge, repeat...) but a good route. Last mantle was a quality move and felt pretty tough.

with Steve M
Sankey 02/Jun/07 2nd

Top step is nails, bypassed on the left by a still tough mantle

with Reuben
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Lead
shoulders 17/Sep/05 Lead
Chris Davids 13/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Reuben
Budge 05/May/05 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden 31/May/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
nickdonohue ?/Jun/02 Lead


with Mike Peak
stp 17/May/02 Solo O/S
Dave Bond 17/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
Hidden 26/Feb/00 2nd
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 24/May/97 Solo O/S
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S

I think I led it!

with Keith S.
Hidden 12/May/96 Lead
brady ??/1995 Lead
with John Cameron
Roget 26/Nov/94 Solo rpt
roncaves 26/Jun/93 2nd
with Ian Wadsworth
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Jun/92 Lead
andybirtwistle 04/May/92 Lead
keith Lonsdale 04/May/92 2nd
Chris Reid ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/90 2nd
Roget 03/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
Sean Kelly ??/1989 Lead

Was VS then and I really can't remember who I did it with, but did find it hard for the grade.

Hidden ??/1989 -
John Marsland 21/Sep/86 2nd
with Dave Cousins
Robmwatt ??/1986 -
Hidden 12/Apr/85 Lead
charlesmfrench 02/May/82 Lead O/S
mark-abz 19/Sep/81 TR
with Richard O
tapley 16/Aug/81 Lead
with Chris Seymour
babymoac 12/Apr/80 2nd
with MTW
RichardMc ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/78 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jan/77 2nd
Dave Musgrove 11/Jul/76 AltLd
Hidden 29/Nov/75 Lead
Falko 02/Nov/75 Lead O/S
with Al W.
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
mikej 03/Oct/71 Lead
with E
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