Rockfax Description
A typical Embankment route; a fiddly lower wall then a rest at the break followed by a bit of a pull onto the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1987

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+.

danbooth 06/Oct/17 TR dog

Still wet. Grrrrrr, I'll get you next time Turbot!

danbooth 05/Oct/17 TR close! Put draws in. Clean TR. Rest. Then lead all the way to last move....and popped off! I'm blaming the wet holds. Damn that overnight storm.

nai 03/Oct/17 Lead β
with Ben S
Hidden 03/Oct/17 Lead rpt
Rocky 03/Oct/17 Lead RP

I friggin did it!! Whoop whoop!! Well psyched!! Felt good and steady today ... but isn't that always the way? Well happy. My first 7b!

with Remus
psborland 01/Oct/17 Lead RP
with Nick
Rocky 29/Sep/17 Lead dog

Seems like it is possible to get even closer than my last session without doing it. Clippped the fourth (yay - in your face clip!!) ... and then ran out of beans for pulling over!! Argghhhhhh

with Nat Williams , Sam
Rocky 26/Sep/17 Lead dog

Don't think I can get much closer to doing this without actually doing it. Made it to the 4th (final) clip and thought it was in the bag as I had this part dialled. But disaster struck and I couldn't clip! The unclippable clip syndrome strikes again!! Totally threw me. On reflection I should have just skipped it and made the move! Revised some beta for that bit (nicked from Nat) but not sure if I should use this or stick to my original. Great scenes with those guys. Psyched to get back this week and try and smash it ????

with Nat Williams , Sam
Rocky 24/Sep/17 Lead dog

Getting closer! Managed to stick the dynamic move to the break and throw / stick the right hand side pull. One my 3 red point tries I didn't get it good enough to undertake my foot sequence. Nat give me a simpler foot sequence which did really help and I used this on my last red point but by this time was pretty knackered. Desperate to get back on this. What a great route!

with Katy Smit, Nat Williams , Sam, Katie Pasquill, Rob Clifton
Hidden 23/Sep/17 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Rocky 22/Sep/17 Lead dog

Surprised myself at how quickly this is coming together. Super psyched on this route. Could it be the best route ... in the world ... ever? Best RP was falling off going for the break. Then pulling back on and getting to the chains. Took some falls too which was good for the soul

with Remus
MathewWright1998 10/Sep/17 Lead β
Hidden 04/Sep/17 TR dog
StillTryingForTheTop 24/Jul/17 Lead RP

Should have got this a month a go but got too tired. I dropped in on the way home after a session at Nettle Buttress. Knew all the beta from the last time although missed a foot placement just below the bulge on the first go so fell off, 30 minute rest and finally cruised it to the top, second 7b (and on the same day as my first)

Harry Chaplin 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Not a bad route. Surprise to onsight considering how ill i was the day before.

Maynard 09/Jul/17 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jul/17 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Wil Treasure 09/Jun/17 Lead RP
with cheque
Hidden 30/Apr/17 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/17 Lead RP
eel 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Tom, Dan P
samt 17/Sep/16 Lead RP

Put the draws in and lead first RP. Climbs really nicely.

with Tom Bridgeland
samt 14/Sep/16 Lead dog

Got through the crux O/S putting draws in, then ran out of gas for last move. Proceeded to fluff the next couple of redpoint attempts.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Quick escape from the sun on Two Tier

with Sam Townsend
jelmersnoeck 21/Aug/16 Lead dnf
with Alex
Dave Warburton 16/Aug/16 Lead RP

Foot slip on crux sapped my strength. Disappointing as it was all there for the onsight and I had missed very obvious better foot hold. Next go. Quite humid.

with Matt
LBrown 15/Aug/16 Lead β
with Alex
Nick Sherring 14/Aug/16 Lead RP

Took more goes than it should have, nice route overall though with variety of moves

Alex Handley 31/Jul/16 Lead dog
merlin138 31/Jul/16 Lead dog

Two burns on this, tired from the day before. Should go quite easily though.

pete1993 25/Jul/16 Lead RP

Got it eventually! Went 3rd go today, 7th in total, key was getting the bottom wall wired and then everything flowed, first 7b

with Jamie
Jake Young 24/Jul/16 Lead RP

first RP

Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead RP
drobin 20/Jul/16 Lead G/U
Hidden 20/Jul/16 Lead dog
thejunglist 18/Jul/16 Lead RP

2nd Go

with Debbie, Timmy G
pete1993 13/Jul/16 Lead dog

painfully close, fell off on the last move before heading out right to the chains

Matt Broadhurst 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Had belayed a friend on it but couldn't remember anything of it, good route but soft

with Alexa, Luke, JC
James Oakes 04/Jul/16 Lead β

Good beta from Pete.

Matthew Ferrier 04/Jul/16 Lead β

Hold shouting from Pete and Alex. Nice route.

pete1993 04/Jul/16 Lead dog

got all the moves relatively quickly and will go without too much fuss if i can remember how to do the bottom wall when I'm actually doing it

Simon Davis 25/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Ran out of gas. Next time.

with Tim P
Hidden 07/Jun/16 Lead RP
chris_seed 04/Jun/16 Lead RP
david morse 02/Jun/16 Lead RP

2nd go

with KT
Haydn Jones 23/May/16 Lead O/S
with Will p smith
jamiev 17/May/16 Lead rpt
with Tim Parkinson, Chris Saunders
jamiev 15/May/16 Lead dog
with Tim Parkinson, Chris Saunders
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead RP
Hidden 11/May/16 Lead RP
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead dog
doman11hate 08/May/16 Lead RP

Soft, 7a+ to be fair (3rd go), really fun route, worth ***

with Matt
ashtond6 08/May/16 Lead RP

Not soft for me, pure power endurance! Fun route :)

ashtond6 07/May/16 Lead dog

End of session with the rain. Mostly to remind myself of the moves for tomorrow...

Alice.001 05/May/16 Lead RP

2nd go.

Nick Sherring 25/Oct/15 Lead dog

not too bad for 7b, should have got today really. Maybe too much chocolate brioche!

ashtond6 18/Oct/15 Lead dnf

Dropped it after all the cruxes, on 5a ground... then it started raining!

justin c 11/Jul/15 Lead RP

no real crux on this route and a bit on the soft side... good route tho!

Jack93 27/Jun/15 Lead dog
JulesV 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Shauna
brices 06/Jun/15 Lead β

felt like an onsight theres so many holds

with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos
Chris_barr 26/Apr/15 Lead
with Guy, Theo
bigdrew 25/Apr/15 Lead RP
with Mark R
dominic lee 19/Apr/15 Lead
with debbie birch
bigie bob 11/Apr/15 Lead β
Duncan Campbell 11/Apr/15 Lead RP

2nd RP. Think I could have flashed with good beta and should have done it 1st RP but I was lazy with my sequencing for the last hard move and it wasn't a good way to do it whilst fatigued. Keen for after work hits here.

stp ??/2015 -
kristian 18/Oct/14 Lead RP
Alex@home 21/Jul/14 TR dog

Managed all the moves but feels a long way from linking them all

with leon
NDD 22/Jun/14 Lead β
with toby, tony stone
Toby Dunn 22/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Nick Dubost
Wood for Trees 12/Jun/14 Lead RP

A really good route that would be two stars if it had it's own finish, 3rp.

with DJ Malx
Gus 08/Jun/14 Lead
with whiters, the inspector
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead dog
Dan Jenkin 03/May/14 Lead RP

2nd go

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/May/14 Lead RP
MartinPL 13/Apr/14 Lead

3rd try

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
tebs 19/Jun/13 TR dog

A few good links. Felt desperate at first, and then again when tired at the end of the evening..

with Graeme
Keendan 02/Jun/13 Lead dog

Good onsighting practice but unfortunately missed a hold just before the jugs. Did the crux first go - big move.

with Remus
JRae 17/Apr/13 Lead RP
climbingsheep 15/Apr/13 Lead RP

Only just first redpoint

with Jonny Reay
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead RP
highrepute 13/Apr/13 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 17/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead dog
Si dH 05/Aug/12 Lead RP

First go today, putting in the clips. Being fresh makes a huge difference! :)

with Chris Foster
Si dH 04/Aug/12 Lead dog

1/2 working goes then 3 failed redpoint attempts - all at the second big move up over the roof, with the right hand. Funny really as the thin lower wall is more outside my normal comfort zone.

with Chris Taylor
thrutch 20/May/12 Lead RP
with Sven
JBO 19/May/12 Lead O/S

Only just scraped up the onsight on this, my fingers were so cold I couldn't feel the holds toward the top, some were pretty dusty. Ended up just slapping and screaming my way from hold to hold.

SR1970 ?/May/12 Lead RP
jkarran 24/Mar/12 Lead RP

3rd go. Not smooth but happy enough with that

with Team
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead RP
mark20 22/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Mar/12 Lead β
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Oct/11 TR dog
nige 16/Aug/11 Lead RP
with dave ormerod
mattwyles1 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

3rd or 4th go today but tried it last year.

with Scott
scottski 14/Aug/11 Lead RP

3rd rdpt with finish on man who fell to earth belay. nice move getting up and over the bulge above the ring bolt, def adds to the route

with Matt Wyles
dominic lee 13/Aug/11 Lead
Jonny Slarke 02/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead RP
Rob Grant 19/May/11 Lead RP
with Garan Comley
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead RP
nathanlee 25/Apr/11 Lead RP

3rd rp. In a session. First UK 7b.

with Dom Lee
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead
richardr 31/Mar/11 Lead RP
Stig 31/Mar/11 Lead RP

Ticked, finally. Felt as hard as last year. **route

with Richard
J.Wells 23/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Bob Hickish, Chris Lockyer
andi turner 25/Jul/10 Lead

Second go.... but probably tried it ten times 8 or so years ago!

with Mark Sharratt
jamiev 01/Jul/10 Lead RP

This is a great route.

with Tom Lewis
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead RP
belay bunny turned bad 01/Jul/10 2nd
with loundsy
jamiev 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Tom Lewis
mattyork2 17/Jun/10 Lead dog

Fell off last proper move twice as couldn't remember a good foot sequence and poor footwork and panic faff.

with Niall Grimes
Hidden 18/May/10 Lead RP
jujuheath 09/May/10 Lead rpt

2nd go

Hidden ?/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead RP
gregoritos 24/Apr/10 Lead RP

2nd go

Stig 20/Apr/10 Lead dog

At least 5 RP attempts. Fell off after crux on first proper go. Aaargh. Cold conditions.

with Goi
Stig 21/Mar/10 Lead dog

B2B and one redpoint go. Will go next time.

with Goi
Hidden 15/Mar/10 -
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 29/Sep/09 Lead RP

Good technical climbing. The big pull..isn't!

with James Rees
jondude 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 01/Jul/09 Lead RP

2nd rp

Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead β
Alex Mason 14/Jun/09 Lead RP

Tried to onsight, got all muddled up and spent about 10mins on the first 3metres, then got bored and pulled on draw. climbed first RP.

with Nick R and Tommy M
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead O/S
galpinos 25/Apr/09 Lead dog

2 dogged efforts then 1 redpoint go. Fell at big move left have messed up my feet on the lower wall. Will go next session.

with Ben & Brian
Jim pratt ??/2009 Lead RP
skygodley 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Unsure
mark s ??/2005 -
robyn1 ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1998 Lead RP
Roget 10/Jul/97 Lead RP
with jon
Hidden 04/Jun/97 Lead RP
tlr 08/Aug/96 Lead RP
with Sarah Harrison
Hidden 16/Jun/96 Lead RP
crossleysm ??/1996 Lead RP
Billg 23/Apr/95 Lead RP
with Dave Cross
Bulls Crack ??/1995 Lead RP
with AM
Billg 02/Jul/94 Lead β
with Phil McAllistair
Stoney Boy 25/Sep/93 Lead RP
Tony Little 12/May/93 Lead RP
with Martin
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden 31/Jul/91 Lead O/S
keefe 14/Jul/91 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 04/Jul/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 -
Gary Gibson ??/1987 -

First ascent. Flashed.

Hidden ??/1987 Lead
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