20m.

Rockfax Description
The left-hand crack gives a good sustained pitch with a mixture of loose and polished holds. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start up the short wall below the central crack then move left to the left-hand crack. Finish either rightwards, leftwards or direct over the bulge.
Note, the Rockfax topo is wrong - route 22 is actually What the Hell, route 20 is How the Hell, and route 19 is the left hand finish to How the Hell. Morning Crack is not marked on the topo.

FA. Joe Brown 1950

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Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans

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Alan Blakeman 30 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Two large cams make the pro a tad easier - 3 or even 4 would make it 'bliss'. I rifled thro' lots of birds nest twigs & muck to find 2 excellent large hex placements as well in the wide section. The polish is not really a problem as on much of the other easier Stoney stuff.
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βeta: Two large cams make the pro a tad easier - 3 or even 4 would make it 'bliss'. I rifled thro' lots of birds nest twigs & muck to find 2 excellent large hex placements as well in the wide section. The polish is not really a problem as on much of the other easier Stoney stuff.
cem 28 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: A good route, but go right at the top, NOT over the bulge or leftwards where it's horribly chossy and vegetated. Having looked at the bulge option, I decided to go leftwards: a big mistake as the top out is horrendous. I came peeling off backwards, along with various bits of vegetation and several loose blocks. Luckily neither I, my belayer, nor any passers by were hurt.
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βeta: A good route, but go right at the top, NOT over the bulge or leftwards where it's horribly chossy and vegetated. Having looked at the bulge option, I decided to go leftwards: a big mistake as the top out is horrendous. I came peeling off backwards, along with various bits of vegetation and several loose blocks. Luckily neither I, my belayer, nor any passers by were hurt.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
jimbonfire 12 Aug Lead O/S
with TT
with TT
althesin 3 Aug Lead O/S
with jmchich
with jmchich
jmchich 3 Aug 2nd dnf
mt_clayton 3 Jul Lead O/S
with Jon Lawton
with Jon Lawton
Alan Blakeman ?? -
Wanderlust 11 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
with RayG
with RayG
RayG 11 Oct, 2018 Lead
john max 17 Jul, 2018 Lead
with john_ni
with john_ni
Hidden 13 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 27 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
RM199 27 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Pero 19 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 26 May, 2018 2nd rpt
AndyF 23 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Loose, dusty, mostly shit gear... big cams and hexes needed. Only good gear is at the top of the pitch. Direct finish is best part of route. If you want an adventure at the grade go for it.... otherwise don't bother!
with Tom V
Loose, dusty, mostly shit gear... big cams and hexes needed. Only good gear is at the top of the pitch. Direct finish is best part of route. If you want an adventure at the grade go for it.... otherwise don't bother!
with Tom V
Hoyes 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
Paul ablitt 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Rushy
with Rushy
Ardo 6 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf Managed to turn into mare, though VS 4c is about right.
Managed to turn into mare, though VS 4c is about right.
GermanAlex 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S Found it considerably harder than What the Hell (top end of the grade I'd say). Almost as sustained and much harder individual moves, some of which are absolutely wild at the grade, easily worth 2*! Not really any loose rock.
with Jack
Found it considerably harder than What the Hell (top end of the grade I'd say). Almost as sustained and much harder individual moves, some of which are absolutely wild at the grade, easily worth 2*! Not really any loose rock.
with Jack
Derek Furze 2 May, 2015 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
with Paul Mitchell
georgenvk 6 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 28 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Simon
with Simon
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 2nd
Jim Slater 24 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 24 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Good, not really any loose rock as the rockfax guide suggests. The start looks crap but is actually nice bridging avoiding the "muddy bit" Will be worth coming back to lead as possibly worth 2 stars
Good, not really any loose rock as the rockfax guide suggests. The start looks crap but is actually nice bridging avoiding the "muddy bit" Will be worth coming back to lead as possibly worth 2 stars
Hidden ??, 2012 -
marcoleptic 7 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Fozzieshep 7 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Phil1967 28 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with smudge
with smudge
smudge 28 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Cleaned the crack out, even more gear placements! Super climb, nice and clean, good rock, little polish, well worth seeking out. Definitely worth 2 stars.
Cleaned the crack out, even more gear placements! Super climb, nice and clean, good rock, little polish, well worth seeking out. Definitely worth 2 stars.
Hidden 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
steveb2006 28 May, 2009 2nd
Brown 4 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Bridget
with Bridget
bridget143 4 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
with Brown
with Brown
Simon Caldwell 31 May, 2008 Lead O/S Climbed it thinking that it was What the Hell (the topo in the guidebook is wrong). No wonder it felt hard for 4b!
with Lemming
Climbed it thinking that it was What the Hell (the topo in the guidebook is wrong). No wonder it felt hard for 4b!
with Lemming
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
cem 26 Feb, 2006 Lead dog Tried going left at the top, pulled a big block off and peeled off backwards
with GrahamD
Tried going left at the top, pulled a big block off and peeled off backwards
with GrahamD
Hidden 20 May, 2001 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 13 Feb, 2000 2nd
with Richard Plant
with Richard Plant
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 1997 Lead
Roget 17 Mar, 1996 Lead O/S
Neil McA 16 Jan, 1994 Lead O/S
with Nick Marriot, Sue McAdie
with Nick Marriot, Sue McAdie
roncaves 25 Jul, 1993 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 9 Nov, 1991 Lead O/S
leathers 21 Apr, 1990 Lead
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
OMSKB ?Jul, 1989 TR
Hidden ?Mar, 1989 -
ajtay ??, 1987 -
with Various
with Various
Pete Pozman 23 Mar, 1986 2nd O/S
with Mark Gray
with Mark Gray
sadams 19 May, 1985 Lead
with John from London
with John from London
babymoac ??, 1985 -
Hidden 12 Mar, 1983 -
charlesmfrench 12 Jan, 1983 Lead O/S
The Reaper 12 Apr, 1982 2nd O/S
Ian Jones ??, 1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
tapley 22 Mar, 1980 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
ColinMeech ??, 1979 -
Hidden 24 Sep, 1977 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Sep, 1977 2nd
JohnHutch ?May, 1977 -
uphillnow ??, 1976 -
rogerskews ??, 1976 -
Hidden 21 Dec, 1975 Lead
Nigel Bond 29 Nov, 1975 Lead
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
Mark Kemball 21 Apr, 1975 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
petemeads ??, 1975 Lead
Steve Clegg 30 Mar, 1974 -
with Chris H
with Chris H
Dave Musgrove 12 Jan, 1974 -
greenbuoy 26 May, 1971 2nd
with Bob Lister
with Bob Lister
Rick51 22 Nov, 1970 TR
mikej 3 Mar, 1968 Lead
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
tutbury ?Feb, 1968 -
with Mick Quinn
with Mick Quinn
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