Rockfax Description
A major route tackling the roof at its widest point which gives good moves separated by decent rests and the odd bit of dodgy rock. The best positioned sport route in the Peak! It is usually done in one huge (40m) pitch but then lowered-off in stages. © Rockfax

FFA. Kristian Clemmow (2004). FA. (1pt aid) A.Pollitt 1987

Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, UK 8a and up.

Hidden 02/Jul/17 Lead dnf
Luke Dawson 23/Oct/16 Lead RP
with amccann
Seb Grieve 09/Oct/16 Lead RP

Best 8a in Peak! Stupendous climbing. Very powerful bouldery crux (Font 7b?) followed by glorious swinging on jugs to a great rest. The top half is stunning especially if you jump for the jug. Don't underestimate the top, practice well.

with Derek
Gus 02/Oct/16 Lead dog

Awesome, close but no cigar. Psyched for a rematch soon!

with Seb
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead dog
Haydn Jones 17/May/16 Lead RP

Amazing possition. Did on a 60m rope and got back to the ground with plenty to spare

Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Keendan 27/Jun/15 Lead dog

Couldn't hold the swing on those terrible holds!

MartinPL 24/Aug/14 Lead

First time this day, with hanging quickdraws on lead. 7 days spent on route all together (3 about march-april when was cold or wet or both) rest in August. Brilliant route, very steep and very exposed. Beware on the part after no hand rest, passing the next two bolts- that place dropped me last week after success in crux below :)

NDD 25/Jun/14 Lead

Great line. 2nd go

with tony stone
Ethan 27/May/13 Lead
with Don Walker
Jordan B 25/May/12 Lead RP

Hard move!

lx 29/Sep/11 Lead

used a couple of wires on the start. Easy climbing to the first bolt, (about 6a+), but 1st bolt is about 15m up!

with andy barker
jondude 01/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
Cassidy 06/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Paul Williamson
Hidden 16/Jul/08 Lead RP
kristian ??/2004 Lead RP


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