Rockfax Description
Although a little polished, this Chee Tor classic offers great climbing at the grade with two distinct and contrasting crux sections. Climb the groove to a rest and thread. Delicate moves right allow access to the upper groove which is left with a hard pull past good gear to excellent finishing holds. © Rockfax

FA. J.Moran, G.Traish 4.8.77 04/Aug/1977

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Low grade quality Cheedale Trad.

admackie 30/Sep/17 Lead

team ground up effort in the damp and rain. this route is awesome

with mark
marconi 30/Sep/17 Lead dnf

Close but no cigar

with Mackie
Hidden 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Mowglee 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
mrteale 24/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Sophie Nunn 20/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Mike R
Simon Davis 17/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with Tim P
Katekeltie 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Tired today, found this a bit of a battle, especially the route finding!! It's a rising traverse but when do you go right and when do you go up? Chalk everywhere! Got right line in end and just enough energy to get to the belay. Really great route.

with Kev
NDD 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Stopsy 02/Jul/17 2nd β
with Bede
bede.west 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S


with Stopsy
Andrew Sloan 02/Jul/17 2nd dog

Came off at the traverse.

Martin Haworth 02/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Matt Cooke 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Rosh
katy_abra 19/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 19/Jun/17 2nd rpt
Paul ablitt 17/Jun/17 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Jun/17 2nd rpt
penny.orr 03/Jun/17 Lead

First peak E1. Woo! Obviously, I don't have my trad head on yet as I missed lots of wires. As a result, it felt a little run-out!

Neil McA 28/May/17 2nd rpt
with Jake McAdie
Duncan Campbell 26/May/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 26/May/17 Lead O/S
Adam Long 24/May/17 Lead
with Martyn Howes
Neil McA 24/May/17 2nd rpt
with renny
benkelsey 23/Apr/17 2nd rpt

Lovely to trad in the sun. Climbed like a tool

pete1993 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S

A good old fight, found gear slightly fiddly and moves a bit tricky and got outrageously pumped, had to give it everything I had left to get up to the finishing break, nice climbing though

with Ben
soph 23/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Adam Long 23/Aug/16 2nd
with Pat Rainbird
Simon Davis 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Andrew James
morganator 09/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Stan Halstead
ferdia 08/Aug/16 2nd
burto 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with ferdia, moleo
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
benkelsey 03/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Simply brilliant. Didn't feel challenged by this so back for the e2s. Good gear.

phil64 01/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Felt tricky in the humidity/ on off rain, harder than any of the E2s at staden!

with Andy Bowman
adie84 27/Jul/16 -
AlexD 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ed
Ed Babs 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with AlexD
Adam Long 21/Jul/16 Lead
with Ben Bransby
ned_85 19/Jul/16 2nd
with Robert Adie
Neil McA 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Greg Cunningham
Greg Cunningham 17/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with neil mcadie
Hidden 14/Jul/16 2nd rpt
belay bunny turned bad 14/Jul/16 Lead
with Mark w
ukb & bmc shark 14/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Jon Fullwood
Andy Moles 13/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Silvestre
Duncan Campbell 12/Jul/16 Lead rpt
James Oswald 11/Jul/16 2nd O/S
The Reaper 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S
john lynch 06/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Brilliant route on great rock.

with ed luke
eduardo 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Seemed pretty steady E1, fairly sustained, never hard

Brannock 03/Jul/16 2nd
DanOsb 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
amccann 30/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ben S
Hidden 28/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Paul ablitt 26/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Misha 25/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Warm up + to replace the two threads on Ceramic for Rob's ascent. Replaced the Meditetion thread as well when lowering off Ceramic later.

with Rob G
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25/Jun/16 2nd rpt

We replaced the large thread at about 2/3 height, so that's nice and new for anyone looking to do the route in the near future.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 06/Jun/16 Lead O/S
robertmctague 05/Jun/16 Lead β

Think this was the one we did, also downclimbed it to get the gear out.

with Theo
rocksol ??/2016 -
Hidden 29/Sep/15 2nd
ashtond6 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt

Harder than I remember.

with John Brannock
Brannock 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Chris_barr 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S
The Grist 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Doldon
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
eel 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Duncan
Mark Stevenson 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Bernie L 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Dave B
oread 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
markalmack 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S

A bit dirty at the start, but good climbing higher up

WB 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Pretty dirty, but really enjoyable.

tebs 10/May/15 Lead rpt
with Simon K, Tim
Hidden 02/May/15 2nd
Paul ablitt 02/May/15 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Jake Young 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hannes B 17/Sep/14 2nd

Valentine finish

with Mike Battye, Rik
Adam Long 09/Aug/14 2nd

Very good

with Harry Pennells
Chriswallis2 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Charlie UKC
CharlieMack 24/Jul/14 2nd rpt
MrBIond 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S
mrteale 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
tim newton 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 02/Jul/14 2nd

In the fading light in shoes a few sizes too big as I moronically forgot mine, though wouldn't have had time to lead anyway. Ace climbing with apparently mostly good footholds move with commitment and you shall be rewarded.

with Bubbles
Hoyes 26/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Jonathan Hall 26/Jun/14 Lead
Batt 24/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hoyes 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Found this quite hard. Was relieved to get to the good rest at the bottom of the upper groove. Found the upper groove and top out ok. Good gear throughout – used at least a dozen quick draws.

leon 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt

found the moves easier this time but whereas i took less than 20 mins on the onsight i spent 45 minutes on the repeat, way too obsessed with my gear placements...

with Alex
Hannes B 21/Jun/14 2nd
with John Br
Brannock 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
jmills94 ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S

found this quite delicate in places but strenuous and awkward in others, polish hardly noticeable. holds appear when you need them.

with sam
mike mo ??/2014 Lead
Hannes B 07/Sep/13 2nd
with DebsB
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead
Alex@home 08/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with leon
Neil McA 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Greg Cunningham
Dave Turnbull, BMC 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Greg Cunningham
leon 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

The moves aren't to bad but I found it tricky to read.

samt 07/Jun/13 -
with Andrew Hart
kermit_uk 01/Jun/13 2nd dog
harold walmsley 02/May/13 Lead rpt

Clean and chalked. A little dust but easily removed. As always I found it hard.

with Colin Struthers
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Lead
with Dave Brown
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Pat
Hannes B 05/Sep/12 2nd
with Magnus, Roald, Tom
CharlieMack 30/May/12 Lead O/S

Great route, with an interesting finish.

with Hannes
Neil McA 27/May/12 2nd rpt
with martin cooper
Martin Cooper 27/May/12 Lead

Previously lead

with Neil
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd
Jim Slater 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice moves on good gear.

dan gibson 25/May/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
JaseSSDD 01/Apr/12 2nd dog
with Ian Barker
john lynch 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew
deacondeacon 26/Mar/12 Lead

first peak lime route, one fall

tlmarjot 24/Mar/12 Lead dnf
with Mark Almack
Shauna 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
JulesV 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
OffshoreAndy ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with UKC John
Brown 29/Aug/11 2nd
with Ryan
Owen W-G 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Superb route. Sustained 5a all the way with a couple of trickier sections and perfect wires throughout. Chee Dale muddier than the Somme.

with Mike
philhilo 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Pleasent,very thoughtful - meditative I guess. Nowhere hard just thoughtful and with good gear.

with misha
akhughes 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Brannock 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Colin Scotchford 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S
rikbattye 05/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with shafman
al123 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S

fun route. nice climbing throughout.

with hannes
Hannes B 05/Aug/11 2nd
with Emlyn
shafiq lalloo 05/Aug/11 Lead

Soooo close to an O/S, got to the break and all!

Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Si dH 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Very hot in the sun and made a bit of a meal of it.

with Andy
JBO 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Found fairly straight-forward for E1, but still one of the best on Peak Limestone

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice route

Bry 27/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Paul
bigdrew 24/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Lisa
LisaA 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Ian Broome 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Classic route. Really enjoyable.

with Simon
drcorbasisgod 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
cem 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Probably be OK on a cool day.

with Tom Reed, Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, sustained and pretty hard for the grade.

with Andy
Andrew Sloan 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Tremendous route. The traverse at the thread and the move at the top of the groove both felt 5c to me.

jamesgodwin64 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with chris fox
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Mega classic! Brilliant moves throughout at the grade and really enjoyable. Various tricky bits but didn't really recognise a specific crux

Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 28/May/11 2nd rpt
Neil McA 22/May/11 Lead rpt
with Stan
IAmAStone 02/May/11 2nd
with Tom Ramsden
caradoc 01/May/11 Lead

polish detracted from the moves

with john b
madasten 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

A great route! Very polished and a slightly meandering line but pretty sustained, great moves on great holds!

with Miquel, Shaun
Dave Turnbull, BMC 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Neil Foster
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2011 -
AsleepOnBelay 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

First "proper" E1 lead. Very good climbing, had to think a bit. Felt safe with all the in-situ gear left on it!

with Owen, Aengus
Cake 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Wow. Limestone's hard

with Jeff, Angus
bigdrew 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mark R
Sam1991 04/Sep/10 Lead β

Beta from watching Andy lead it earlier. Traverse tricky, classic route

with Matt
Matt Fry 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko, Sam Dixon
Reaver2k ?/Sep/10 2nd
thomasadixon ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mike, Alan
Abevan 08/Aug/10 2nd
with james walker
migs493 07/Aug/10 Lead β

Great route, rest not as good as expected. Top not as hard as expected.

with Jon L
Hidden 07/Aug/10 2nd
catblack 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Nick Taylor 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Wills
AlexRenshaw 11/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw
Graeme Hammond 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT :D - the move at the top wasn't as stopper as the guide suggested, thought the traverse to the tread and supposed rest spot was harder.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
smudge 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead
Daniel Wicks 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Dale
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead β
Bry 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Trys
HimTiggins 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Bart, John
tebs 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Really good engaging route to lead. Quite sustained between good rests. The traverse is at least as hard as the bulge at the top. Very enjoyable.

with Jon, Tim
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead
Speeddemonsi 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead
Wil Treasure 23/May/10 Lead O/S

A brilliant route. The threads could do with changing soon.

with Ralph
RalphC 23/May/10 2nd
with Wil
cem 16/May/10 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 15/May/10 Lead rpt
with Sarah
mark20 09/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Dan Lane 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Aweosme route, 2 in-situ threads and a wire at the bulge at the top, crux was quite tricky, none of the holds are quite as good as i'd have liked.

with Laurie Carefoot, Martin Kocsis
Pown 02/May/10 2nd O/S
BeccaSnowden 28/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Really, really good! Will go back on a good day and attempt to lead it!

tom.e 28/Apr/10 Lead

I'll claim the on-sight! ;|

Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Nicos 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Wood for Trees 09/Sep/09 Lead β

on Lee's gear, confident I could have placed them all myself. brilliant moves especially the steep finale.

with Al and Lee
Misha 23/Aug/09 Lead

Led on Brian's gear to save time, very nice and not too polished.

Hidden 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead dog
duzinga 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S


with Pete Harris
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead O/S
simonp ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ivan Green
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Paul ablitt 14/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
david morse 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with todd
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead β
Phil Jennings ?/May/09 Lead dog
Sankey 16/Aug/08 2nd dog

Missed hold for the traverse bit, just plain knacered at the top...keeps coming at you

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Luke Brooks 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Willis
gregoritos 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with james
Stig 24/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Greg
Boy ??/2008 -
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Lead O/S

Year a guess.

SR1970 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
v.jester ?/May/07 Lead β
with alex
nathanmanc 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Lawrence
Ian Jones ??/2007 -
keith leonard ??/2007 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 09/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Andy Benson
Rowansb 10/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Alex Mason 05/Jul/06 Lead

tried last year got to the top crux and didn't get the small wires on the right so it felt really bold and i bottled it. took a while this time (intense heat) got the bomber rock 1 and 2, climbing is really easy when you know where the holds are (quite blind) hard E1 5b. 3* classic **50th E1 lead**

Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Different Steve 01/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Stig 10/Feb/06 2nd dog
with Karl Walton + Chris
chrishedgehog 10/Feb/06 2nd dnf
with Karl
Boy ??/2006 -
Stig 28/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Hidden 07/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

great, great route. look forward to doing it again in 2006

with Alex Mason
Ben1983 ?/Jun/04 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
cem 13/Sep/03 Lead O/S
nige ?/Aug/03 -
with mark hounslea
Hidden 18/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 01/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Bullybones ??/2002 -
Ropeboy 23/Jul/01 Lead
skygodley 01/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with SarahM
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
Seb Grieve ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
GeoffG 02/May/99 -
Rich Kirby ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/96 Lead
Neil R 14/Jul/96 2nd
with Richard W
nokishatov 07/Jun/96 Lead
ste_d 07/Jun/96 2nd O/S
with mik
robtrooper ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/95 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/95 2nd dog
Hidden 25/Jun/95 Lead
morganator 24/Jun/95 -
with Bruce , James Hall
Hidden 21/May/95 2nd
jamiev 20/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Jack Hunt
Hidden 19/Jul/94 Lead
Billg ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S
D Tempest 19/Jun/94 Lead
with Rick
Martin Bennett 12/Jun/94 -
with SF
rob.grafton 03/Jun/94 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 22/May/93 2nd dog
Hidden 09/May/93 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Roget 23/May/92 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 02/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/91 2nd
NickJH ??/1991 -
Hidden ??/1991 -
Neil R 29/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Sharon
mattnuttall 06/Jun/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
Hidden 26/May/90 Lead
Stoney Boy 24/May/90 Lead O/S
with Colin Hughes
Steve Crowe 19/May/90 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/89 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/89 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/89 2nd β
Hidden 05/May/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/88 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/87 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/86 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/86 Lead
sadams 03/Jul/86 Lead
with Kevin Edwards
Derek Furze ??/1986 Lead
Mike Owen 29/Sep/85 Lead O/S
with Harold Walmsley
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Robmwatt ??/1985 -

Date unsure might have been 1984 and 85 / 86

ukb & bmc shark 08/Sep/84 Lead O/S
with Phill Dickens
neilh 12/Aug/84 Lead O/S
with kevin glass, dave croker
charlesmfrench 25/May/84 Lead O/S
Gezzer ??/1984 -
Hidden 21/Jun/83 Lead
Ian Jones ??/1983 -
with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli
Neil McA 16/May/82 Lead O/S
with Smeg
Hidden 09/May/82 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/81 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/81 2nd
Andy Stephenson 04/Apr/81 Lead
with Chris Plant
Hidden 25/May/80 Lead
Mark Kemball 17/May/80 Lead
with Andy Stephenson
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