Rockfax Description
The prominent groove gives a fine climb, though the approach has its fair share of dodgy rock. It may have a peg in it, but it doesn't need one. The main groove is pumpy fun. © Rockfax

FA. Barry Webb, C.Curtis 1961

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

robert-hutton 26/Oct/17 -
Droyd 03/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Seemed solid E1 but very good - worrying first 15 metres (I got one piece of gear) then steep and fun above, but creaky and surprisingly crap gear - lots of flared cracks that would probably spit out cams and not much in the way of bomber nut slots. Deserves much more traffic.

with Henry
dr_botnik 21/May/17 2nd O/S

Shouldn't really comment on the grade as I didn't lead it but I must say I found this the hardest of the three routes today and both the others were e1

Hidden 13/May/17 Lead
mike fenwick 13/May/17 2nd
James Thacker ??/2017 -
Elizabeth Allen 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 17/Aug/16 2nd
Lenny 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Thought it was quite interesting climbing, top groove was good just a bit short, thought it was worth E1 just for getting to the abseil across the top.

with Hidden
will9911 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/15 2nd rpt
penny.orr 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

My first HVS lead. Was very scary due to loose rock but very fun up high - cool and committing moves to get into the groove. Beautiful view from the top too!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Contrary to the opinions of many here I thought this was a good route, bit of loose rock down low but plenty of nice/airy climbing above to make up for it. Plus, it gets the last of the evening sun (and was Penny's first HVS lead)

JonesE 19/Jul/15 2nd β

nice techy direct start, some dodgy rock then a very nice thuggy crack to finish with good hand jams.

with jim jarvis
rich_hw 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with gavin_pcc
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd
Hannes B 15/May/15 2nd
with Neil C
Canyak ??/2015 -
JayAyBee ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Pat
derekb 03/Aug/14 2nd
the power 03/Aug/14 Lead dnf

Just shite s h I t e

with rob
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead
Jono_LS16 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
admackie 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S


sopaz 08/Jun/14 2nd
Duncan Campbell 13/Apr/14 2nd

Pumpy in the top groove!

with Bubbles
Derek Furze 19/Mar/14 AltLd
with Paul Mitchell
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
J.Wells 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ima Nahumury
Nick Wallis ?/Jul/13 Lead
with Simon Cooke, Martin Cooper
Martin Cooper 26/Jun/13 2nd

E1 5b Loose horror show apart from short top steep groove

with Nick, Si
Hidden 07/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Mar/13 2nd O/S
jkarran 01/Sep/12 2nd

Dreadful. 20m of dangerous walking on loose rock for 5m of reasonable climbing. Not worth the risk and not HVS.

with Grant
GrantB 01/Sep/12 Lead

It's got a nice little section entering the groove, but apart from that, it's a truly dreadful route. Don't bother.

with James
JBO 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S

better route than in looks from below, stiff for the grade

Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Neil McA 29/May/12 Lead rpt
with Andrew James
Howard Lawledge 14/May/12 2nd
with Jack
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Brannock 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Good route, tough moves pulling into the grove, lower section bit lose and indistinct.

Jim Slater 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 31/Jul/11 2nd

A bit on the loose side - maybe the description should be amended to reflect this.

Hidden 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with andy
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 Lead
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 Lead
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 Lead
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2011 2nd O/S
bigdrew 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Graeme Hammond 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Great positions in the upper part, but got quite pumped and thought I might peel, having probably not recovered from the first route of the evening! We took the scenic route down as it was getting very dark via Eyam... don't ask :o

with Rob
Ketu 15/Jun/10 2nd O/S
smudge 12/May/10 Lead O/S

Loose rock on the lower section, fine if you handle with care. Top section is great and quite airy, very good climb.

with Joe Shaw
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 09/May/10 AltLd rpt

Rich lead P2 with a hang - followed with cold hands grateful not to be leading.

with Richard White
BeccaSnowden 07/May/10 Lead dog

Alot of loose rock on the lower section. A major hold fell off on the top section, was a bit freaked out by then so ended up taking lots of rests. Got up it in the end though. Really hard!

thomasadixon 07/May/10 2nd O/S

Nails! Loose as hell on the lower bit and the top bit was harder than E2s I'd done here earlier that day...

with Becca
mark20 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

bit of an adventure...

markfairbank 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Ian Moore
Owl ??/2010 -
Hidden 03/Aug/09 2nd
Adam Potter 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Lou Kennedy 02/Jul/09 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose 05/May/09 2nd β
with Stephen
metal arms 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Brown 31/Mar/09 Lead rpt

2nd J Crook 07.06.08

with Henry
EdShep 22/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Wasn't sure of the correct line up to the groove, but tackled the lower wall as directly as I could, The groove got quite pumpy with no decent rests, an exciting route.

with Ed
roberto18 20/Jul/08 AltLd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead O/S
philhilo 14/May/08 2nd
The old James turnbull ?/May/08 Lead
with aiden
Andrew Sloan 03/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Nicos 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Sankey 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Luke
Hidden 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
colin milton 08/Jul/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Hidden 28/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 2nd β
Roget 02/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 19/Apr/97 -
with MT
Stoney Boy 29/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Bob Marks
leathers 15/Mar/93 AltLd
with Martin Vimpany
Hidden 07/Aug/90 2nd
Hidden 19/Dec/87 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
sadams 13/Jul/85 2nd
with Kevin Edwards
Hidden 01/Jun/85 2nd
sadams 20/May/85 Lead
with John from London
sadams 19/May/85 Lead
with John from London
sadams 06/Apr/85 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Nov/83 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1983 -
charlesmfrench 17/Oct/82 Lead O/S


nbotting ??/1982 Lead
Mark Kemball 10/Oct/81 Lead
with John Jefferies
uphillnow 23/Aug/81 -
with Richard Griffiths, Mark Gray
Hidden 14/Jun/81 2nd
Hidden ?/May/81 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/81 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
Neil McA 27/Jun/80 2nd
Neil McA 17/May/80 2nd
with Mick Ward
tapley 19/Apr/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Bruce Kerr 03/Apr/80 Lead
with Dave Page
Hidden 17/Feb/80 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 -
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
jcw 10/Jun/79 -
with Martin Harris
mikej 19/May/77 Lead
with Mike Byles
Derek Ryden ??/1976 2nd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
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