26m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A superb outing up the left-hand side of the biggest face on the cliff. The crux moves are fierce but can be avoided by some scary monkey business in the upper branches of the oak reducing the grade to E2 5c, but not detracting from the quality.
1) 5a, 10m. Climb an overhanging crack with a large jutting block straight into the Bower - easier than it looks.
2) 6a, 16m. Head up the desperate crack springing from the right-hand edge of the Bower to a deep horizontal break (or reach the same place from the tip of the tree). Swing left along the break then climb flutings to the final roof, which is passed spectacularly on superb holds. Glory, glory! © Rockfax

FA. Paul Nunn (2 pts) 1970. FFA John Allen 1975

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., 50 of the Best, The 30 best E3 routes in the UK?, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Hidden 01/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/17 Lead dnf
dominic lee 08/Apr/17 Lead rpt

In one, starting up Suicide.

with daniel lee
Hidden 10/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Dec/16 Lead rpt

Led both pitches in one with proper first pitch this time

with Andy G
Andy Peak 1 29/Nov/16 Lead G/U

Fell off leaving the cave with a bad sequence! Went back pulled the ropes and climbed clean, also Led the first pich renitence by accident!

Graeme Hammond 29/Nov/16 AltLd G/U

Andy led first pitch of Renaissance (6a instead of 5a) after I miss read the guide. Led pitch 2. Stupidly weighted the rope after bottling the start but led clean from belay 2nd go and without using the tree :) Abseiled for gear so andy could lead P2 aswell. Fantastic!!!!

with Andy G
deacondeacon 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

In a one-er. Got boxed on the traverse but just scraped through. Ran out of gear too, but luckily Phil on Suicide Wall through me over a cam. All in all pretty exciting.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Fat Boy
eel 05/Jun/15 2nd dog
with Eszter
phil64 ??/2015 -
GeoffG 12/Oct/14 AltLd
with stuart lancaster
Hidden 12/Oct/14 AltLd
Dan-Cheetham ??/2014 -
sgl0jd 22/Apr/13 -
tom.e 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Dan Arkle ??/2012 Lead
Jack Geldard ??/2011 -
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 07/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
JulesV ??/2010 Lead O/S
bigie bob 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 11/Sep/09 Lead
steve_biczyk 02/May/09 2nd
with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
andi turner 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Not really sure if I stepped in from the right or went direct, it all seems the same to me!

with Mark Sharratt
The old James turnbull ?/May/08 Lead

one of my fave routes ever now, got it clean and covered it in blood! awsome

with aiden
Hidden ??/2008 -
tuftynick ??/2008 -
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with JulesV
Chad123 ?/Feb/07 AltLd dog

Desperate roof crack requiring much blood loss and some aid! Seems tough for E3, even first pitch at 5a is a total sandbag.

with Rik and Viv
Hidden 24/Sep/06 AltLd
Boy ??/2006 -
Gus ??/2006 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 23/Jan/05 Lead

One fall trying to get established into crack I think

with Joe Picalli
dan gibson ??/2005 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Dave Bond 17/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
dominic lee 01/May/04 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Nik Howard
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2001 Lead O/S
Roget 06/Jul/00 Lead rpt

reached crack from right. how are you supposed to reach from underneath?

with jon
RossG123 ??/2000 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2000 Lead
nokishatov 12/May/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/98 2nd rpt
sadams 19/Oct/97 2nd
with John Fletcher
migs493 04/May/97 2nd dog
with Steve Blake
clark alston ?/Oct/96 Lead O/S

Arborist's version.

with Steven Martin
keefe ??/1995 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
charlesmfrench 26/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
with Nick Dalzell
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
stp 26/Aug/85 2nd

Seemed dumb not to use the tree so I did thus E2 5c.

Neil McA 07/Sep/84 Lead O/S
with Flog
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/83 -
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/82 Lead O/S
with Spike
jonathan shepherd ?/Aug/82 Lead O/S

If you can reach the starting holds this is an easy E3 tick

Mark Kemball 06/Jun/81 2nd
with John Jefferies
duncan ?/Aug/80 Lead O/S
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Ian Jones ??/1980 2nd O/S
with Duncan Critchley
Marcus ??/1980 -
Marcus ??/1980 -
Andy Edgar ??/1976 Lead
with Mick Hardwick
petemeads ??/1975 2nd

Held John's rope on the first free ascent, could not follow it free. Went back a couple of years later to lead it properly - successful, but still hard!

with John Allen
Hidden ??/1973 -
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High E4
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High E3
Mid E3
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High E2
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High 6b
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High 6a
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High 5c
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