2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Two contrasting pitches. Sadly the bottom pitch is very polished.
1) 5a, 20m. Climb the right-facing slippery cleft to the ledges.
2) 4c, 12m. Walk left into the corner then traverse out to the exposed arete and climb it to the top - the positions are superb. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Polish, what polish?? not polished at all by Stony standards!!

FA. J.Brown, S.Sorrell, N.Allen, F.Elliott 10.50 Oct/1950

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

robert-hutton 24/Aug -
samkat 25/Jul AltLd
with Trevor
slab_happy 21/Jul Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

with Val
the power 21/May Lead
with neil
Ardo 21/May AltLd rpt

Me-p1, Power-p2

the power 18/Apr -
admackie 18/Apr AltLd


The Reaper 12/Apr AltLd O/S

Wow, what an adventure. Grassy and muddy first 10 m climbed in approach shoes because it was soaking wet. Changed into rock boots where the rock started but slipped off higher up because couldn't clean them up properly. No catch by the rope, just slithered out of the start of the cleft. Rest of pitch 1 went OK and really wasn't as polished as I had been expecting, just chunky lay backing with feet on flowstone. Greeted at top of pitch by a loose boulder that must have dropped out of the earthy alcove. Required some tricky avoidance tactics to prevent dislodging it onto Ollie. We trundled it. Second pitch was good after the exposed walk to get to the climbing. Finished in the gathering gloom and abbed off in the dark. Proper old school challenge throughout and for that it may be worth a star but quality climbing makes up about 25% of it.

drobin 15/Sep/16 AltLd

led p1 made 5a by polish rather than hard moves, all the more fun in the dark

with pete
pete1993 15/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

basically done entirely in the dark, really good fun, nothing that hard on it at all

with David
Hidden 14/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/16 Lead
climber34neil 17/May/16 AltLd O/S

With pat, lead pitch 2

patsaunders ?/May/16 -
alanblyth 24/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
JenShelley 24/Jan/16 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 1 (5a) - a truly ridiculous offwidth on a wet-rock day - wet, muddy, slippy and slimy...yet weirdly fun. Pitch 2 was totally different - a nice traverse then a lovely exposed finish up the arete. Good route - worth its two stars.

with Alan
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead
cem 12/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Led p1.

Kirill 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
the power 06/Jun/15 AltLd rpt


with neil
Ardo 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Power - P1, Me - P2. Quality outing.

MikeDowsett 13/May/15 2nd
TonyF 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Dowsett
jon_gill1 10/May/15 AltLd O/S

a very fun route with no hard moves in it, just oodles of exposure to test your metal.

with chris Lyness
admackie 12/Apr/15 Lead

unsurprisingly doesn't work well as a single pitch

with andy
Andy Peak 1 12/Apr/15 2nd
the power 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Well cool adventure climbing

with rob
dr_botnik 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Astonishingly good! First pitch had quite hard climbing but was reasonably protected (big cams not essential luckily) second pitch was airy but not as hard. Good finish to Phil birthday outing. Phil led first pitch I led second. Cracking.

Canyak ??/2015 -
roger whetton 01/Jul/14 -

Not sure where the star comes from (history perhaps?). Pitch one is very dirty and polished even by local standards. Pitch two would be pleasant if it wasn't for the worry of the strong possibility of the arete falling down!

Hidden ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
jamie ward 08/Jul/13 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch - Steady HVS first pitch and 2nd pitch was a bit airy but decent gear and fine positions

with Shaun Lake
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Martin Haworth 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
a pedley 02/Jun/13 -

What's this about being polished?? I couldn't detect any at all

with Ian Chapman
James Thacker 28/Apr/13 Lead
with Simon King
Peakpdr 30/Jan/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
cem 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Strung both pitches together. Couldn't remember if I'd done p2 before

Jake Young 07/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Dirty but kinda enjoyed it, 2 stars

with Jem
JemG 07/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Dan Lane 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch which was pretty interesting and a total contrast to pitch two which has some great exposure.

David Kay 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

In reality easy HVS or VS 5a/4c, 4b. I led the first pitch after a toss of a coin, which was dirty lower down but climbs really nicely higher up despite first appearances. 2nd pitch is easy but exposed. Excellent overall and worth a couple of stars.

with Jim
Jim Slater 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2

JEP 24/May/11 Lead rpt
cymjt ??/2011 -
Ropeboy 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Bunny
Hidden 21/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
smudge 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A really interesting route, quite soft for HVS but the first pitch is polished. Definitely worth more than 1 star, cmon! Nice geology on the first pitch with fun climbing, pleasantly exposed 2nd pitch.

with Matt Burney
Hidden 02/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 02/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch.

with Matt G
cem 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Pete Horn
Brown 20/Aug/08 Solo O/S
jadm2 03/Aug/08 2nd
with Alan
EdShep 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Took easier second pitch... all fine and posotive, but with the exposure a go go, potentially a real head twister when you step arounc the corner.

with Pilch
Pilch 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

First pitch is good fun and much better than it looks. Ed led second pitch, which apart from the step accross is prettty straightforward, fantasticaly exposed though.

with Ed
Stig 17/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Good route and only VS 4c,4b

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Nicos 08/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Glynn ?/Aug/07 -
roberto18 04/Aug/06 AltLd

never HVS, gets S 4a,4a in nunns old guide, great route though.

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
John Marsland 05/Jun/03 AltLd
with Ant Williams
fellgazelle ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Dave Mason 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
kato'sdad 27/Jun/01 AltLd
RobSimmo 27/Jun/01 AltLd
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Roget 11/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with jim
lost.arrow 19/Jul/98 Lead
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 01/Sep/96 2nd
with John Cutcliffe, Steve Dean
Chris Murray ?/Apr/96 AltLd

Led pitch 2.

with Richard Bower
colin milton 18/Jul/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 21/Oct/93 Lead
Stoney Boy 28/Mar/93 Lead O/S

Pitch 2

with Neil McCallum
leathers 12/Aug/91 Lead
with John Barnard
roncaves 08/May/91 Lead
with Ed Hyatt
SimonN ?/Jun/90 AltLd
John Marsland 19/May/90 AltLd
with Mark
Hidden 28/Apr/90 Lead
Nick Rundall ??/1990 2nd O/S
Laramadness 01/Aug/89 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1.

Hidden 01/Oct/87 Lead
Ian Archer 14/Jul/87 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
simon parish ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
babymoac 20/Jul/86 Lead
with Pravin, Jon Stone
Pete Pozman 08/Mar/86 AltLd O/S

Jeremy led first pitch I led second

with Jeremy (York)
Hidden 01/Jan/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/85 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/85 AltLd
John Marsland 02/Jun/85 2nd
with George Shaw
Hidden 23/Feb/85 2nd
Chris Wright 14/Feb/85 Lead
Rich Kirby ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
neilh 30/Aug/84 Lead
with dave croker
malc 05/Jul/84 Lead
uphillnow 01/Jul/84 Lead
with Andy Bennett
Rob Davies ?/May/84 2nd
with Roy Lindsay
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
jcw ?/Jan/83 -

Bitterly cold raw day

with Martin Harris
Hidden ?/May/81 AltLd
TonyF ?/May/81 Lead
with Ian Birkinshaw
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
tapley 24/Jul/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
charlesmfrench 23/Jun/80 AltLd O/S


duncan ?/Mar/80 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1979 Lead
Chris Ellis 29/Jul/78 2nd
with Dave Ellis
Hidden ?/May/77 -
Nigel Bond 29/Nov/75 Lead
with Andy Brown
Hidden 06/Jul/75 AltLd
Derek Ryden ??/1975 AltLd O/S
with Glynne Andrew
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead O/S
bob@daysmill ??/1970 AltLd β
mikej 02/Jun/69 Lead
with E
Dave Musgrove 15/Jun/68 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
mikej 02/Mar/68 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
tutbury ?/Jul/67 -
with Eric Heywood
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