Rockfax Description
It looks unlikely at the grade but once you get on it the climbing is good and the moves are surprisingly independent. Start by heading towards the groove of Ra, then hang-a-left onto the steeper section above, where it is easy to get lost and take a whipper. A long move enables the upper wall to be reached, teeter up this to the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Hardy 1989. The name refers to what happened to a sack of gear which was left at the bottom of the route.

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Hidden 28/Oct/17 TR dog
Matt Broadhurst 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with Wojtas
Haydn Jones 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Ethan
Nick Sherring 30/Jun/17 Lead RP

1st RP after working out the least worst way to clip the 4th clip! Really good climb, bit spicy top half though

Rocky 21/Jun/17 TR dog

Hard!!! Think I've worked out a sequence but still feels a long way off

with Tom, Rob Clifton, Katie Pasquill, Remus
Ethan 20/Jun/17 Lead
with Andy Cave
Hidden 20/Jun/17 Lead RP
Apharri 19/Jun/17 Lead
mrteale 11/Jun/17 Lead RP

Somehow got this on the 1st Rp. I was a shakey hungover mess on the top wall. Good route.

Hidden 11/Jun/17 Lead RP
pete1993 11/Jun/17 TR dog

just about got all the moves, felt hard

with Jamie
KennyGeoghegan 08/Jun/17 Lead dog

next time, all the moves go.

with Some guy called James!
Hidden 14/May/17 Lead RP
Hidden 01/May/17 Lead RP
jamiev 29/Apr/17 Lead dog

Worked - did the moves

with Chris Saunders
mic_b ??/2017 Lead RP
with Chris
stp 20/Sep/16 Lead RP

The epic struggle is over. By far the longest spent on a 7b. The main difficulty was fear of clipping the fourth bolt (close to the deck if you fell pulling up rope). Extended the draw today and and then did it next go. Fine sustained little pitch and high in the grade.

with Massa
Dave Musgrove Jnr 02/Sep/16 Lead rpt
stp ?/Sep/16 Lead dog

Q: Why can't I do 7b's here as fast as I can when abroad? A: Because they're 7b. Good conditions in the morning but seem to have a mental block at the fourth and final clip. Great route though, nice to go back to it if I can find a partner.

with Chris Plant
Rob slarke 13/Aug/16 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 30/Jul/16 Lead

I would say I'd forgotten all the moves from last time, but I seemed to remember a few, but all wrong. As such I had to pull it together to scrabble my way to the top via the worst sequences possible. Good laugh though... At least it was dry this time!!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23/Jun/16 Lead dog

Thought it looked dry enough to climb, it wasn't (although that didn't stop Nathan)

nathanlee 23/Jun/16 Lead RP

Brilliant and a little spicey

with Will Pettet-Smith
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead dog
Jim pratt ??/2016 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 30/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead
stp 10/Aug/15 Lead dog

Tried late on once out of the sun. No time for RP but really nice route. Getting the draw in bolt 4 proved tricky. Let Dave sort that out.

with Dave T
dannyboy83 12/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Lena
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jun/15 Lead β
brices 06/Jun/15 Lead dnf


with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos
Steve Hickie ?/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead RP
Hidden 07/Sep/14 TR
w.pettet-smith 04/Aug/14 Lead
Duncan Campbell 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Just one bolt to bolt as will was keen for it, niether of us had a RP attempt, not that good and pretty damn hard!

Charlie Noakes 10/Jul/14 Lead dog

First session on this route, worked all the moves enough for a couple of redpoint attempts

Toby Dunn 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
with Nick Dubost
Si dH 15/Jun/14 Lead dog

Fell off rp attempt on last move to the jug high up, should go quickly next time

with Ian Broome
NDD 15/Jun/14 Lead β
with toby, sam harvie
Hidden 12/May/14 Lead
Gus 03/May/14 Lead

Probably bumped up to bottom end 7b+ now that the wobbly block jug is no longer there?

with stadders
AdamHodgson ??/2014 Lead RP
harvie ??/2014 Lead β
with mark
Stig 24/Sep/13 TR dog

Finally got all the moves and worked out the top wall.

with Ian T
nicolat ?/Aug/13 Lead dog

The square cut blocky hold has come off leaving a good flake but alters the route somewhat.

with James Mitchell
emily_allen 25/Jul/13 Lead dog

A crucial hold came off, not 7b anymore!!!

Ian Broome 21/Jul/13 Lead rpt

2 Rp today. Hadn't been on this for a few years, enjoyed repeating this.

with Chris
Jonny Slarke 21/Jul/13 Lead RP
Mike_Hayes 22/Jun/13 Lead

1st go after putting clips in. V good fun. Bit of a run out after 4th bolt...

Hidden 26/May/13 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 26/May/13 Lead rpt

Shocked to retro this in sun & last of session

with Oli, H, Rach & Phil
Hidden 23/May/13 Lead
Stig 22/May/13 TR dog
with Simon
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 15/Sep/12 Lead RP

really good, great to finally come back and finish this one

with Ellie Pygall
switch 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nickie, James
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead β
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
davidliu 28/Jul/12 TR dog

Would be nice with some more bolts

mark20 02/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
ukb & bmc shark 02/Oct/11 Lead β

Surprise flash given performance on Blockhead

with Robin Barker
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead RP
jacobjacob 11/Jun/11 Lead β
Joe Costello 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
with James
nai 26/May/11 Lead RP

2nd redpoint after whimping the first when things got tough on the upper wall.

with Mark
Lewis Andrew 21/May/11 Lead RP
goi.ashmore 21/May/11 Lead RP

Couple of big whippers on previous attempts

Hidden 17/May/11 Lead RP
Stig 08/May/11 Lead dog

Done in 2 overlapping sections, ish. Hard.

with Goi
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
JulesV 17/Apr/11 Lead
dominic lee 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
highrepute 21/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Aug/10 TR
Hidden 29/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead RP
Stig 18/May/10 Lead dog

2 goes. Got all the moves - big fall from the top!

with Goi
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead RP
gregoritos 09/May/10 Lead RP

2nd go (1st redpoint)

Hidden 09/May/10 TR
jondude 06/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Mar/10 TR
Ian Broome 21/Mar/10 Lead dog

found crux trickier then when I did it. will try and get on it again sometime this year.

with Dave
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Simon Davis ??/2010 Lead RP
with Bourney, Dave Mclaughlin
bigie bob 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
steve_biczyk 15/Aug/09 Lead rpt

Done this in 2005 or 06. One of the best 7b s in the Dale with the polish to prove it.

with Mark
Wil Treasure 13/Aug/09 Lead RP

First 7b. Third day on it, I did well on the first but got nowhere on the second. It took me three lead attempts and definitely felt at my limit for the time being.

Dave Bond 08/Aug/09 Lead RP
with marc
Hidden 06/Aug/09 2nd
Neil Amos ?/Jun/09 Lead RP
Ian Broome 28/May/09 Lead

3rd redpoint, by the skin of my teeth!

Alex Mason 01/Apr/09 Lead RP

put clips in, quick bolt-2-bolt then dispatched it, good climbing!

andy gravestock 31/Mar/09 Lead RP

watched alex on it so thought would give it a go the big fin was damp and found a way up spent about 15 mins on top rop then got it stright after worth doing nice and pumpy with some good moves.

Andrew Barker 23/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Nick Rabb
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 03/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Eric and Es
skygodley 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

pre clipped the first two bolts with the clip stick with the rope in!

with Fitbird
Rob Grant 11/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead dog
Greg Cunningham ??/2008 Lead RP
with Debbie
Hidden ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Hidden 10/Aug/07 Lead dnf
Mick B 04/Aug/07 Lead RP
with Mick Ward
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead dog
robyn1 ??/2007 -
Hidden 14/Jun/06 Lead RP
Rich Kirby ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ant
Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Jun/05 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellers
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Unsure
mark s ??/2005 -
Billg ??/2005 Lead RP
with Phil McAllistair
steepstuff ??/2005 -
Hidden 27/Jul/04 Lead RP
Gus 11/Jun/04 Lead RP
Hidden 25/May/04 Lead rpt
nige ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with nick colton
Hidden ??/2003 -
Henners 01/Jul/02 Lead RP
with Alan Cassidy
kristian ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1999 Lead RP
Hidden 26/May/97 Lead RP
sadams 27/Apr/96 Lead RP

1st rp

crossleysm ??/1996 Lead RP

1st RP

Cowflinger ?/Jul/95 Lead RP
Mike Owen 24/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Stoney Boy 21/Aug/93 Lead RP
mattnuttall 19/Jun/93 Lead β
with Gareth Parry, Ian Vickers
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark ??/1991 Lead RP

Year a guess

DDDD ??/1990 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Sep/89 Lead
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