Rockfax Description
Fine sustained face climbing through the bulges and thin crack above. Finish direct (maybe a bit loose, but much more satisfying) or traverse off left (along Alcasan). Top end of the grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Good climbing through the bulges and thin crack above. Finish direct (loose) or traverse off left (on Alcasan).

FA. Tom Proctor, M.Peters 1967

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Hidden 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Neil McA 03/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Jake McAdie
mikeyjbs 22/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Nic Hambleton
nickhamb 22/Jul/17 2nd dog

Tough climb. Got ridiculously pumped at the first section through the overhang. The rest of the route is pretty straight forward.

Hidden 20/Jul/17 2nd dog
James Oakes 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Henry Francis
Matt Cooke 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Dale Comley 08/Apr/17 2nd O/S
James Thacker ??/2017 -
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 25/Sep/16 Lead rpt

harder than I remember

with Eszter
Chris_barr 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rob
Martin Haworth 21/Aug/16 Lead dog

One rest, disappointed in myself, I'll be back to do this clean.

Brannock 21/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
ashtond6 13/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Hulda 30/Jul/16 2nd
with Andi
Andrew1 30/Jul/16 Lead
with Hulda
climber34neil 24/May/16 2nd

With pete

JEP 24/May/16 2nd dog
Chriswallis2 22/May/16 Lead β

clipped Mike's gear

with Mike W
Mike W 22/May/16 Lead O/S
with chris
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead O/S
phil64 13/May/16 2nd

techy start then quite steep to tricky top wall, nicely led Andy, definitely top end E2 easy E3?

with Andy Bowman
harry_lewis 19/Apr/16 2nd O/S
dom94 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Wicked line of holds up the face.

BigTone 10/Apr/16 2nd dog
Graeme Smithy ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S

lead os with dad - quite a hard start and a nice headwall = probably best not to fall off top wall.

The Grist 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Doldon
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great route. the hard section is longer than the routes which start up Windhover, which makes it more interesting.

with Deacon
deacondeacon 16/Jun/15 Lead β

Lead on Theo's gear. Cracking route.

Gambit 11/Jun/15 Lead dog
danielroymoss 10/Jun/15 TR

found the start very delicate then a huge amount of stamina to deal with the overlaps.

mrteale 09/Jun/15 Lead

Got pumped out of my mind on the first overlap and then got the fear higher up and traversed off! Boo.

with MrBlond
Hidden 03/Jun/15 2nd rpt
john lynch 01/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
LRob 31/May/15 Lead G/U
oread 30/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/15 Lead
bigdrew 21/May/15 Lead rpt
markalmack 10/May/15 2nd rpt
with little tom
WB 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Charlotte
Hidden 07/Apr/15 2nd
Canyak ??/2015 -
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Found lower section easy but top section felt quite hard.

Pete Wimbush 11/Sep/14 2nd
with Graham Hammond
Brannock 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jshields 13/Aug/14 Lead
with George Salt, Jeff Ingman
climber34neil 04/Aug/14 -
Wil Treasure ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
eel 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Rachel Slater 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Felt like a path doing this straight after Bitterfingers!

Olli-C 12/Jul/14 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Gympaul ?/Jun/14 -
Si dH 31/May/14 Lead

Ground up, first time i got flash pumped at the bulge and had to rest. Lowered off, pulled the ropes then did it. Quite sustained.

with Neil Furniss
Duncan Campbell 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Pretty cheeky!! Very high quality though, worth every 3 stars for sure!

with Tom martin
Stoney Boy 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Nick Conway
Wood for Trees 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

tough pull low down, rude.

with Ben the rollerblader
Nickc ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 11/Mar/14 Lead

Found the transishon beteween the bulges and the slab hard to read , went up wrog handed twice :-( a bit guted,

with Hayden Jones
Neil McA 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Rab Carrington
tebs 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

After a complete failure to get off the ground on the Windhover start, despite having done it twice. This felt like a bit of a relief, despite having another hard start. After the flake section things eased a bit, but the whole route felt fully involved, and much further than 20m! Brilliant.

with Rob Adie, Sam
markalmack 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead
samt ??/2013 -
Haydn Jones 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with pep
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Keendan 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Remus
catblack 08/Sep/12 Lead dnf

first trad fall in 3 years. bottom section more sustained than i was expecting, possibly a little ambitious after having a month off due to injury

drcorbasisgod 27/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Dave Foster 04/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Foot popped off mangey smear reaching for undercut on left at overlap. Touched ground on rope stretch and had it clean second go so claiming ground up! Great sustained face climbing after the bulge and a touch bold up top.

with Robin, Si 2
robin_hackney 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S


Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
JulesV 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
JRae 11/May/12 2nd

Lead as a "warm up". Backed off after doing the hard stuff.. Too much sport. Quality route!

with M Scott
Brannock 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 -
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hannes B 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
JBO 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Got quite cold on this, the two finger pocket low down was particularly painful... definitely top end E2

Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
with Mike Connor
Neil McA 30/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Andrew James, Stan, Jon Morgan
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 03/Sep/11 2nd
with loundsy
nai 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
bigdrew 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Rich R
steve_yo 13/Aug/11 2nd
with smacks
andy gittins ?/Aug/11 2nd
with T Raffle
Speeddemonsi 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Misha 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Pretty much cruised this. A few stiff pulls to get to the break, fairly obvious moving through the bulge (just don't hang around), then an excellent balancy head wall. Slightly spoiled by a grotty finish but that's just the last few metres, otherwise the rock is pretty solid, so not sure the left hand finish makes much sense. Don't think this should be at the top of the Rockfax E2 graded list.

with Mark
J.Wells 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ellis 02/Jun/11 2nd rpt

Previously led O/S

with Tom Bridgeland
Chris Wright 29/May/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Becca
BeccaSnowden 09/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Tom
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Andy S
smudge 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Fab route, very sustained. Left hand finish.

Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
mark20 28/Jun/10 2nd O/S
mattyork2 16/Jun/10 2nd
with Nick Rabb
Nicos 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Gary Wheeler
thomasadixon 07/May/10 2nd rpt

Didn't remember it being that hard, was nails! Proper sandbagged Mike when I told him it was easy...

with Mike
TonyF ??/2010 -
galpinos 12/Sep/09 2nd


with Ben T
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 19/Aug/09 Lead β

Flash, on steves gear at the end of the day, great route, hard.

Ram MkiV 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with guy, andy, al
Andrew Barker 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Ramsden
willackers 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Napier
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/09 Lead
thebigfriendlymoose 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Sankey 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
Hidden 15/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Very good climbing all the way.

with Matt Bennett
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead rpt
alaan 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Fran, Ben and Dave
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Willis
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead
IanJackson 02/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Luke Hunt
Al Evans ??/2008 -
JulesV ??/2008 Lead rpt
with toby dunn
Brown 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Walker
Hidden 19/Jun/07 Lead
Boy ??/2006 -
nige 30/Oct/04 Lead
with nick colton
Dave Bond 02/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Simon Wren
Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/03 Lead
Hidden 14/May/02 Lead
jamiev ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S

terrified on this!

with Adrian Berry
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2002 -
Carl Smethurst 08/Dec/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Carl Smethurst 08/Jul/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Hidden 29/Apr/01 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/00 Lead
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/99 Lead
GeoffG 22/May/99 Lead
lost.arrow 19/Jul/98 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/98 2nd
Hidden 21/May/96 Lead
ste_d 13/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 10/May/94 Lead
crossleysm ?/May/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/93 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/93 2nd
Roget 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with colin
whispering nic ?/Jul/92 -
with Graham Iles
Hidden 06/Aug/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/91 Lead
Glenn Sutcliffe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
with keefe
keefe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
Neil R 21/Apr/90 2nd

One rest to remove runner at overhang.

with Howard
Rich Kirby ?/Feb/90 2nd
Hidden 12/Nov/89 Lead
Hidden 04/Nov/88 Lead
Martin Bennett 24/Oct/88 -
with Cec
John Marsland 17/Jul/88 2nd
with Dave Soles
Hidden 21/Jun/88 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/88 2nd O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
with Leeds Crew
ukb & bmc shark 08/Nov/87 Lead
with Seb Grieve
Fakey Rocks 01/Sep/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/87 Lead
Billg 04/May/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Stoney Boy ?/May/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/87 -
uphillnow 27/Mar/87 2nd

as lead later that year. Repeated 13/3/16 as second with Graeme

with Luke Steer
Dave Musgrove 26/Mar/87 Lead
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1987 -
keefe 29/Nov/86 -
Hidden 25/Jul/86 Lead
charlesmfrench 22/Jun/86 2nd O/S
John Marsland 14/Jun/86 Lead
Lone Rider 29/Mar/86 2nd
with Mark Garthwaite
Neil McA 23/Mar/86 Lead rpt
with Jerry Hadwin
neilh 15/Mar/86 Lead O/S
with dave marsh
Hidden 01/Jan/86 Lead β
Chris Wright 01/Aug/85 Lead
sadams 30/Jul/85 2nd
with Robin Curley
ukb & bmc shark 09/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Mark Mitchell
Hidden 09/Jun/85 2nd
sadams 18/May/85 2nd
with John from London
Bruce Kerr 08/Apr/85 Lead
with Dave Bartle
sadams 05/Apr/85 Lead
Neil McA 01/Apr/85 2nd rpt
with Steve Hartland
Bulls Crack ??/1985 Lead O/S
with RW
Seymore Butt ??/1985 Lead
with Ian Fenton
Andy Nicholson ??/1985 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Neil McA 20/Nov/83 2nd rpt
with Andy Scrase
Neil McA 27/Jun/83 Lead O/S
with Julian Taylor
andy gittins ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
mark-abz 16/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Kev H
Hidden ?/Jun/82 Lead O/S
Gezzer ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Merv Dudley
Mike Owen 13/May/81 Lead O/S
with Eric Rooseberry
Hidden 16/Apr/81 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1981 Lead rpt

Done this many times.

with Rich Lewis (a.k.a. 'Dick Hairs')
duncan ?/Oct/80 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 26/Apr/80 Lead
with Tim Leech
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
derekb ??/1979 Lead
Steve Bell ??/1979 -
Andy Edgar ??/1978 Lead
petemeads ??/1975 Lead

Held Tom's rope on the first free ascent, 1973/4, but had to use the aid peg myself. Lead free in 75. Got a slide somewhere from the FFA...

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