40m.

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

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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, Definitive *** Peak Lime

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βeta: Totally free with a slightly different line at 8a ***, Kristian Clemmow last year.
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JayAyBee 16 Jun Lead dog Account opened. Did all the moves aside from two moves on the crux which felt very bouldery. What an incredible route, so exposed!
with Dan
Account opened. Did all the moves aside from two moves on the crux which felt very bouldery. What an incredible route, so exposed!
with Dan
Matt Broadhurst 20 Oct, 2018 Lead Best positioned route in the Peak? Awesome climbing and great exposure.
with Wojtas
Best positioned route in the Peak? Awesome climbing and great exposure.
with Wojtas
Adam24B 12 Jul, 2018 Lead RP In the bag!! A much cooler day gave me the much needed friction to get up this, 5 trips in total and probably about 10th redpoint attempt. It actually went first try today when I was putting the clips in! I did another victory lap afterwards which was a shock considering how long it took me to work the thing.
In the bag!! A much cooler day gave me the much needed friction to get up this, 5 trips in total and probably about 10th redpoint attempt. It actually went first try today when I was putting the clips in! I did another victory lap afterwards which was a shock considering how long it took me to work the thing.
Adam24B 3 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Made it through the crux today only to fall off on the upper crux, very frustrating! Some cooler temps would have helped but I'm too in engrossed in the route not to try it. Really close now!
Made it through the crux today only to fall off on the upper crux, very frustrating! Some cooler temps would have helped but I'm too in engrossed in the route not to try it. Really close now!
Ally Smith 20 Jun, 2018 Lead RP 3rd go. Tricky crux, but top is steady away
with Dan
3rd go. Tricky crux, but top is steady away
with Dan
Adam24B 14 Jun, 2018 Lead dog Only had two goes on it today but nearly made it through the crux from the ground on the second go, such an invigorating line, I will be back... soon
Only had two goes on it today but nearly made it through the crux from the ground on the second go, such an invigorating line, I will be back... soon
Fraser13 6 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf
Luke Dawson 23 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
with amccann
with amccann
Seb Grieve 9 Oct, 2016 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
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 2 Oct, 2016 Lead dog Awesome, close but no cigar. Psyched for a rematch soon!
with Seb
Awesome, close but no cigar. Psyched for a rematch soon!
with Seb
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 Lead dog
Haydn Jones 17 May, 2016 Lead RP Amazing possition. Did on a 60m rope and got back to the ground with plenty to spare
Amazing possition. Did on a 60m rope and got back to the ground with plenty to spare
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf
Keendan 27 Jun, 2015 Lead dog Couldn't hold the swing on those terrible holds!
with cha1n
Couldn't hold the swing on those terrible holds!
with cha1n
MartinPL 24 Aug, 2014 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 :)
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, 2014 Lead Great line. 2nd go
with tony stone
Great line. 2nd go
with tony stone
Ethan 27 May, 2013 Lead
with Don Walker
with Don Walker
Hidden 25 May, 2012 Lead RP
lx 29 Sep, 2011 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
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
hamer89 18 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
jondude 1 Oct, 2009 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
with Pete Clark
Cassidy 6 Aug, 2009 Lead RP
with Paul Williamson
with Paul Williamson
hutch 16 Jul, 2008 Lead RP
Hidden 16 Jul, 2008 Lead RP
kristian ??, 2004 Lead RP FA
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