Rockfax Description
A superb route which, despite being rebolted, is still a scary proposition. The lower crack is straightforward but the upper wall proves taxing for its whole length with a particularly testing fingery rock-over. Many will find the final run-out worthy of E5 (it used to be a bit longer, and above a hand-placed bolt). © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1985

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Peak sport.

will6459 30/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 24/Sep/17 Lead RP
with Flo Barton
Matt Broadhurst 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Wojtas
MathewWright1998 17/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Apharri 19/Jun/17 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with Blonde
Ethan 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Cave
ellis 14/Jun/17 Lead RP
with Tom Holdsworth
Hidden 01/Jun/17 Lead RP
Alex@home 01/Jun/17 Lead RP

1st RP today. Could barely do the moves individually a year ago

spalice 31/May/17 Lead RP

Putting clips in. Really nice moves when you do them right! Happy days!

with Kieran
Andrew1 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Hulda
mrteale 25/May/17 Lead rpt

Retroflash. One of the best here for sure.

with DanOsb
Hidden 25/May/17 Lead O/S
DanOsb 25/May/17 Lead RP
with Micki
chris_seed 22/May/17 Lead RP
Adam_42 01/May/17 Lead RP
sammo247 01/May/17 Lead RP
with Wil Treasure, Adam_42
Wil Treasure 01/May/17 Lead rpt
with Sam K
Adam_42 28/Apr/17 TR dog

Hard and good. Will be back.

Wil Treasure 28/Apr/17 TR
with Adam_42
FreddieSmith 17/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2017 -
tomsmartacus ??/2017 -
Chris_barr 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Theo
JLS 22/Sep/16 Lead RP

Day 2 - Probably should have been done on day one and certainly should have been done quicker on day 2 but hey-ho it's done... Lovely climb, glad Ian pointed me towards it.

with Ian T.
JLS 19/Sep/16 TR RP

Day 1 - After a discouraging start, two clean burns on TR. Fingers crossed for next time.

with Ian T.
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Sep/16 Lead rpt
JayAyBee 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S


with Pat
amccann 15/Aug/16 TR rpt

Warming up

LBrown 15/Aug/16 Lead dog


with Alex
Matthew Ferrier 30/Jul/16 Lead β

Glad I'd seen Nick do the moves off the ledge first.

Nick1812P 30/Jul/16 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Matt
mrteale 25/Jul/16 Lead RP
with MrBlond
MrBIond 25/Jul/16 Lead RP
Matt Cooke 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Rosh
thejunglist 18/Jul/16 Lead RP

Dropped the O/S right at the top, took the ride, then dropped RP in same place!! 3rd go.. great route!

with Debbie, Timmy G
Jake Young 17/Jul/16 Lead RP


shaunhumphreys 17/Jul/16 Lead β

got the beta off Dan and Ed and managed the flash! nearly came off one of the loooong moves in the middle.

mrteale 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
DanOsb 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Shaun
Stroppy 17/Jul/16 Lead RP

2nd RP attempt, easier than Case Adjourned! Definitely more fun though!

Hidden 13/Jul/16 TR dog
Simon Davis 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Retro onsight...

with Tim P
soph 27/Jun/16 Lead RP
nai 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Sarah Pashley 05/Jun/16 Lead β
Ash Sayers 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

First 7a+!!!

Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/16 Lead dog
Dan Hostford 08/May/16 Lead dnf
dom94 06/May/16 Lead RP

Pretty smooth once the moves were sussed, 1st RP

amccann 06/May/16 Lead RP

2nd go

with Dom
Albert Exley 30/Sep/15 Lead RP

3rd go. climbed like an idiot...

ashtond6 27/Sep/15 TR dog

Train power endurance!

Russell Blackaller 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant way to end a long weekend!

with JackMac
fennerz 06/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Simon
Dave Mayes 05/Sep/15 Lead RP

Really really really good route, how is it not more polished?

with James
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
markalmack 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with TL, chris todd
Duncan Campbell 07/Aug/15 Lead RP

Wanted to onsight but felt tired from the off and stalled out at a hard move to the big flatty. Oh well. Went down fine 1st RP

with Katie W, Dave Morse
FreddieSmith 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Jack Delaney 03/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 11/Jun/15 Lead RP

First RP today- crimp was dry! Didn't feel too bad. Great climbing, one of the best sport routes I've done in the Peak.

Louishmouis 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 06/Jun/15 Lead RP

After trying this (once) all those years ago I came back with pretty much no memory of this, walked up most of it bar the crux and then second go'd it, surprised and happy. Super route.

with John Cooper
Hidden 04/Jun/15 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 21/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jim Hulbert
Wood for Trees 26/Apr/15 Lead dog

baffled on the retro onsight, didn't RP as want to save it for an after work regardez moi cruise

with Theo
bigdrew 25/Apr/15 Lead dog

Felf much harder than the other.. *should* be fine when I get round to trying it again :)

with Mark R
Luke Dawson 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great route.

Tophe 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Dan
dannyboy83 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Scott Walter
penny.orr ?/Apr/15 -
stp ??/2015 -
Neil Amos ??/2015 -
AdamHodgson ??/2015 Lead O/S
Nick Sherring 31/Aug/14 Lead RP

Great route, went by the skin of my teeth 1st redpoint after putting clips in and quick toprope. A few powerful and committing moves after the break, and then keep your head together when the pump sets in towards the belay. Phew! Thanks to Ben for the belay.

Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead RP
justin c 21/Jul/14 Lead RP

Good but not as good as they make out

with steph crowley
thebigfriendlymoose 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Harder and better than Case Adjourned - crimpy and sustained headwall (placing and clipping QDs felt pretty draining).

with Stephen
The old James turnbull 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pleased to Onsight putting clips in

with dave brown
david morse 21/Jun/14 Lead RP

Excellent sustained climbing on the headwall. Similar difficulty to case adjourned?

with KT
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
Ian Broome 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with James
Rich Kirby 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Pete, Steve & Dal
J.Wells 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ima Nahumury
Stig 28/Aug/13 TR dog

Still feels utterly desperate to me!

with TonyB
Glyn 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
jamesgodwin64 03/Jul/13 Lead dnf

wish i could of given this a better go but after trying case adjourned i was all out of everything, hard moves after the first break use power and keep your head together :) was everything the read up says

with John Copper
mark20 17/Jun/13 Lead β
Ian Broome 11/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/13 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Oli, H, Rach & Phil
w.pettet-smith ?/May/13 -

great climbing. wet pocket makes for hard top move. good all the way

Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead β
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead RP
ejected ??/2013 -
DDDD 15/Sep/12 Lead β

Fab route. Beta flash with draws in.

with Sham
morganator 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dan Jenkin 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

brilliant, the lower wall lets it down a bit but after that its easily one of the best routes ive done in peak

Andrew Barker ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Month a guess.

with Si
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead RP
Si dH 27/May/12 Lead RP

First redpoint. Got pumped!

with Dan H
Keendan 27/May/12 Lead RP

Second go. Missed out a couple of holds on the crux rockover first go. Very satisfying to get the sequence dialled for the redpoint.

with Si
thrutch 01/Apr/12 Lead RP
with helen
Hidden 26/Mar/12 -
James Oakes 13/Aug/11 Lead RP

Brilliant route!

Bill Lawrence 13/Aug/11 Lead RP

had worked this a few months back. put clips in today, then oaksey led it clean, then i led it clean. team send. nice.

with oaksi2
Stewart B 05/Aug/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
Bill Lawrence 27/Jun/11 Lead dnf

worked it today, absolutely brilliant moves. back next week to finish it hopefully!

with oaksi2
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Joe Costello 11/Jun/11 Lead β
with Ellie
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead RP
highrepute 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
dominic lee 19/May/11 Lead rpt
nathanlee 19/May/11 Lead RP

1st RP. Well worth 3 stars.

with Dom Lee
jamiev 26/Apr/11 Lead RP


with Sam Harvie, Tim Parkinson
harvie 26/Apr/11 Lead
with Jamie
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Gus 17/Apr/11 Lead β
with sam whittaker
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
bigie bob 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
steepstuff 02/Apr/11 -
with Rob
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
gregoritos 15/May/10 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
goi.ashmore 24/Sep/09 Lead RP

Good stuff. There isn't really a run out: Getting the 2nd clip above the break is more of a problem.

with James Rees
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead
mbutton ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
tuftynick 16/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/09 Lead dog
ukb & bmc shark 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S


Ian Broome 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Ian Parnell 10/May/09 Lead RP
with Alan Austin
Rob Grant 18/Apr/09 Lead
Alex Mason 04/Apr/09 Lead dnf

made it too 5th or 6th bolt to a good crimp but got pumped on it and fell off then saw the good crimp up on left for the rockover, will return for ground up tick.

with Nick Rabb
Dave Musgrove Jnr ??/2009 Lead
craig d 05/Jul/08 Lead RP

1st day out for 3 1/2 weeks after ear infection. Climbing felt a bit weird as it is still affecting my balance and i am experiencing dizzy spells. Great route though.

with Simon Kincaid
Stig 31/May/08 TR
with Greg
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
jondude 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Pete Clark
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead β
willackers 30/Apr/08 Lead RP

can't believe i fell off this :( brilliant route.

with Dan Walker
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Dave Bond 04/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden 27/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
steve_biczyk ??/2006 Lead RP
with Keith Clarke
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Unsure
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 11/May/03 Lead O/S
nige ?/Jul/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
kristian ??/2001 Lead O/S
Roget 21/May/00 Lead O/S
sadams 26/Jun/99 Lead
with Pete Bukowski
GeoffG 30/May/99 2nd
Greg Cunningham ??/1994 Lead RP

just missed OS I think then 1st RP

Hidden 05/Aug/90 Lead dog
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
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