20m.

Rockfax Description
One of the best 8a's in the Peak with a powerful start, a tricky technical crux and a beautiful upper wall. The crux is height-dependant - there is no one-size-fits-all solution here though and knee pads are pretty much essential. There is a bolted direct version which is still a project.
Powerpants, 8a - After the crux of PP, move right into DA. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Plant 1988

Ticklists

Classic Hard Peak Limestone, THE classic old skool 8a's, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, 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

Feedback

There is no feedback for this climb.

Login as Existing User to add your feedback

Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
felixwilkins 3 Sep Lead RP
Alex Mason 21 Jul Lead RP 2nd session. Felt confident it would go after putting the clips in. 2nd rp of the day after losing focus on first attempt. A great, balanced climb once the knee-bar is sussed.
with Jemma Powell, Ram MkiV
2nd session. Felt confident it would go after putting the clips in. 2nd rp of the day after losing focus on first attempt. A great, balanced climb once the knee-bar is sussed.
with Jemma Powell, Ram MkiV
Ram MkiV 16 Jul Lead RP
with Al
with Al
Alex Mason 16 Jul Lead dog Flash attempt ended trying to leave the knee bar. Tried every sequence on every section and ended up being to fucked for a RP. Shoddy/greedy tactics.
Flash attempt ended trying to leave the knee bar. Tried every sequence on every section and ended up being to fucked for a RP. Shoddy/greedy tactics.
Hidden 8 Jul Lead dog
harry_lewis 3 Jul Lead RP Epic journey, countless goes over many sessions. First session this season. Done at 9:30pm in the fading light- won't forget it for a while.
with Jan, Jwatson
Epic journey, countless goes over many sessions. First session this season. Done at 9:30pm in the fading light- won't forget it for a while.
with Jan, Jwatson
Frances Bensley 9 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
with Alice Bensley
with Alice Bensley
Hidden 7 Sep, 2018 Lead RP
paul ireland 31 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Class route. My 1st 8a.
Class route. My 1st 8a.
Hidden 27 Aug, 2018 Lead RP
blaza1 18 Aug, 2018 Lead dog 1st go it felt like a goer and then i started feeling tired
with Eric Kyte, Dan 85, dan kyte
1st go it felt like a goer and then i started feeling tired
with Eric Kyte, Dan 85, dan kyte
MathewWright1998 12 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Second go after dogging once. Much better than last year!!!
Second go after dogging once. Much better than last year!!!
benkelsey 10 Aug, 2018 Lead RP 3rd session/seventh tie in. Just came together perfectly, had so many beans left to give at the top! Second 8a, 1 kneepad. Yesss!!
3rd session/seventh tie in. Just came together perfectly, had so many beans left to give at the top! Second 8a, 1 kneepad. Yesss!!
Hazel Dearlove 8 Aug, 2018 Lead RP Great route, surprisingly quick to do (for me so not very quick). Nice to do something that's not my style. Also without the knee bar as my legs are too short.
Great route, surprisingly quick to do (for me so not very quick). Nice to do something that's not my style. Also without the knee bar as my legs are too short.
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
shaunhumphreys 16 Jul, 2018 Lead RP Get in!! First UK 8a. Thought I’d be too trashed from weekend but somehow pulled it out of the bag, such a fun route! Massive thanks to the legends who lent me their knee pad for the evening!!
Get in!! First UK 8a. Thought I’d be too trashed from weekend but somehow pulled it out of the bag, such a fun route! Massive thanks to the legends who lent me their knee pad for the evening!!
shaunhumphreys 8 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Account Re-opened... its on!
Account Re-opened... its on!
Jonny Slarke 7 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 3 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
Matt Broadhurst 24 Jun, 2018 Lead Pretty perfect. Knackiest route I’ve done.
with Wojtas, Paul
Pretty perfect. Knackiest route I’ve done.
with Wojtas, Paul
MicheleC 19 Jun, 2018 Lead RP No kneebar, couldn't feel it!
No kneebar, couldn't feel it!
Owen Diba 12 Jun, 2018 Lead RP Yes yes. Fotg.
Yes yes. Fotg.
nai 11 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
Patrick Hill 9 Jun, 2018 Lead RP
with Rach
with Rach
Keendan 24 May, 2018 Lead dog Nice to try the moves. Struggled with kneebar. Might revisit but more tempted by Roof Warrior.
Nice to try the moves. Struggled with kneebar. Might revisit but more tempted by Roof Warrior.
Dan Arkle ?May, 2018 Lead dnf shutdown
shutdown
robin richmond 2 Sep, 2017 Lead RP 4th session
with Alex
4th session
with Alex
thejunglist 29 Aug, 2017 Lead RP OOOSH! FIRST 8A
with Timmy G
OOOSH! FIRST 8A
with Timmy G
Matt Cooke 6 Aug, 2017 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 14 May, 2017 Lead rpt Found it really hard today. Can't wait for finger to be better...
Found it really hard today. Can't wait for finger to be better...
Hidden 26 Apr, 2017 TR dog
Joe Lawson 14 Aug, 2016 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 9 Aug, 2016 Lead RP I have no idea how I climbed this so quickly or why I found it so straightforward...
I have no idea how I climbed this so quickly or why I found it so straightforward...
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 7 Aug, 2016 Lead dog Made some good links considering it was the first session, looking forward to getting back on it.
with Tom Adams
Made some good links considering it was the first session, looking forward to getting back on it.
with Tom Adams
Hidden 6 Aug, 2016 Lead dog
brices 6 Aug, 2016 Lead dog sorted out the crux sequence, but top of wall condensating badly so no redpoint goes
with remus
sorted out the crux sequence, but top of wall condensating badly so no redpoint goes
with remus
Fraser13 ?Aug, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 10 Jun, 2016 TR dog
Hidden 16 Mar, 2016 Sent
Matt Groom 17 Oct, 2015 TR dnf
harry_lewis 16 Oct, 2015 Lead dog pretty hard, managed all the moves but not sure if the whole thing'll go before it gets wet
pretty hard, managed all the moves but not sure if the whole thing'll go before it gets wet
JM 10 Oct, 2015 Lead RP Bogey 8a finally ticked!
with Pino
Bogey 8a finally ticked!
with Pino
Alex N-R 9 Oct, 2015 Lead RP 8a...Buzzing!!
with Ian
8a...Buzzing!!
with Ian
Hidden 4 Oct, 2015 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 11 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt No knee bars this time for some good skin friendly training
with Keith sharples
No knee bars this time for some good skin friendly training
with Keith sharples
drcorbasisgod ?Sep, 2015 Lead RP 3rd session, first 8a! Right knee bar at the crux, slight shake out above by matching the flake. Upper wall right on the limit - big scream. A climbing dream realised!
3rd session, first 8a! Right knee bar at the crux, slight shake out above by matching the flake. Upper wall right on the limit - big scream. A climbing dream realised!
nathanlee 15 Aug, 2015 Lead RP 1st go of second session this year, have dabbled in the past. Fantastic route, good to feel so solid on it. Tried k3 after, still nails.
1st go of second session this year, have dabbled in the past. Fantastic route, good to feel so solid on it. Tried k3 after, still nails.
brices 15 Aug, 2015 Lead dog Good set of moves, powerful and technical. One to come back to
Good set of moves, powerful and technical. One to come back to
Hidden 13 Aug, 2015 Lead dog
malx 11 Aug, 2015 Lead RP Finally! After many, many sessions. Felt like an absolute path in the end.
Finally! After many, many sessions. Felt like an absolute path in the end.
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 Lead RP
peaches69 10 Aug, 2015 Lead RP 2nd redpoint, no knee bars, quality route
2nd redpoint, no knee bars, quality route
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf
shaunhumphreys 5 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf couldnt get a sequence that worked at the undercuts! using kneepad helped abit, top section feels like it would be hard when boxed too!
couldnt get a sequence that worked at the undercuts! using kneepad helped abit, top section feels like it would be hard when boxed too!
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 Lead dog
drcorbasisgod ?Aug, 2015 Lead dog So close, all the moves in 2 section
with Scott Walter
So close, all the moves in 2 section
with Scott Walter
Hidden 30 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Haydn Jones 23 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt ×2 laps, one in dark with head torch for training!
×2 laps, one in dark with head torch for training!
Hidden 23 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 19 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
quiffhanger 18 Jul, 2015 Lead RP Woohoo. First 8a this year. V fun route - suited me quite well I think. Spent weekend before figuring out a sequence so 3rd day on it, ~7th RP.
with Johaness, Rachel
Woohoo. First 8a this year. V fun route - suited me quite well I think. Spent weekend before figuring out a sequence so 3rd day on it, ~7th RP.
with Johaness, Rachel
BillyRidal 17 Jul, 2015 Lead RP Probably the best I have done in the peaks. Second redpoint.
Probably the best I have done in the peaks. Second redpoint.
Steve Hickie 16 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
Hidden 16 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Dave Mayes 14 Jul, 2015 Lead RP First of the grade. Logbook deleted so date is a guess.
First of the grade. Logbook deleted so date is a guess.
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Tophe 5 Jul, 2015 Lead RP
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 24 Aug, 2014 Lead RP
with Chas
with Chas
highrepute 29 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
bfreeman 27 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with Jon Freeman
with Jon Freeman
Haydn Jones 24 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with tony bishop
with tony bishop
jfreeman 5 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with Nathan Lee, Nic Duboust
with Nathan Lee, Nic Duboust
PeterDawson 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
AlistairB 21 Jun, 2014 Lead RP YYFY! Rain stopped play last year when I was getting close, went on a speculative Cornice visit yesterday, scrubbed the route down then did it 2nd RP. What an absolute classic, so happy.
with LisaA
YYFY! Rain stopped play last year when I was getting close, went on a speculative Cornice visit yesterday, scrubbed the route down then did it 2nd RP. What an absolute classic, so happy.
with LisaA
Hidden 26 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
will smith11 26 Jul, 2013 Lead RP Found this quite hard. All came down to just one move at the crux for me and the rest was fairly steady once worked out. Couldnt get kneebar to work.
with lx
Found this quite hard. All came down to just one move at the crux for me and the rest was fairly steady once worked out. Couldnt get kneebar to work.
with lx
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Lead dnf
Jonny_86 19 Jul, 2013 Lead RP Amazing route! 2nd redpoint
with derico
Amazing route! 2nd redpoint
with derico
emily_allen 17 Jul, 2013 Lead dog
Toby Dunn 14 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
with Tom Smart
with Tom Smart
Kris suriyo 8 Aug, 2012 Lead RP Amazing route
Amazing route
mic_b 25 Oct, 2011 Lead RP Well chuffed!
with Mark
Well chuffed!
with Mark
Hidden 11 Sep, 2011 Lead RP
Ally Smith ?Aug, 2011 Lead RP
alaan 13 Jul, 2011 Lead RP First 8a.
with Steve F
First 8a.
with Steve F
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 Lead RP
alaan 25 Jun, 2011 Lead dog Soaked. Still managed to refine top and crux sequence, so I suppose it's not all time wasted!
Soaked. Still managed to refine top and crux sequence, so I suppose it's not all time wasted!
ChrisDavis 23 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
with lx
with lx
TomPR 9 Jun, 2011 Lead
Ally Smith 5 Jun, 2011 Lead dog Worked out a viable sequence with knee bar pads on, then split a tip so didn't get the redpoint
with Naomi
Worked out a viable sequence with knee bar pads on, then split a tip so didn't get the redpoint
with Naomi
Ally Smith 23 Apr, 2011 Lead dog
with GrantB
with GrantB
steve_yo ?Apr, 2011 Lead dog
Hidden 6 Sep, 2010 Lead RP
Apharri 11 Aug, 2010 Lead RP
with Marie Richards
with Marie Richards
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead RP
marcpontin ?Aug, 2010 Lead RP six sessions, seventh redpoint attempt. great to make the magical grade a reality!!!
with huw
six sessions, seventh redpoint attempt. great to make the magical grade a reality!!!
with huw
NDD 20 Jul, 2010 Lead Took lots of tries and also fell of after the crux! Good route.
Took lots of tries and also fell of after the crux! Good route.
sadams 18 Jul, 2010 Lead RP
with Ed Brown
with Ed Brown
Stewart B 7 Jul, 2010 Lead RP Almost first redpoint but not quite. Smashin' route.
with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath
Almost first redpoint but not quite. Smashin' route.
with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath
Hidden 2 Jul, 2010 Lead
Hidden 1 Jul, 2010 Lead RP
Ethan 29 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Jon Clark
with Jon Clark
AdamjBailes 28 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Adam Lincoln 21 Jun, 2010 Lead
with Jordan Buys
with Jordan Buys
kristian 10 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Edd Mowbray 5 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 5 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
hamer89 3 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
uptown 3 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Gus ?Jun, 2010 Lead RP
marcpontin ?Jun, 2010 TR dog
with huw
with huw
Dave Bond 27 May, 2010 Lead RP
with jondude
with jondude
hutch 24 May, 2010 Lead RP
bigie bob 23 May, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 23 May, 2010 Lead RP
jondude 16 May, 2010 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
with Pete Clark
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
lx 28 Apr, 2007 Lead 1st redpoint. Awesome!
with fat boy
1st redpoint. Awesome!
with fat boy
Tom Briggs 9 Sep, 2006 Lead RP 1st redpoint. Worked two weekends ago. 24 moves.
with Andy Benson
1st redpoint. Worked two weekends ago. 24 moves.
with Andy Benson
Boy ??, 2006 -
Simon Davis ??, 2006 -
with Bourney
with Bourney
Hidden 16 Aug, 2005 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Aug, 2005 Lead RP
realbobsmith ??, 2005 Lead RP
with Rob Smith
with Rob Smith
nige 20 Sep, 2003 Lead RP
with nick colton
with nick colton
Hidden ??, 2003 -
Cassidy 3 Sep, 2001 Lead RP First 8a :-)
with Simon Wilson
First 8a :-)
with Simon Wilson
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?Jul, 2001 Lead RP 3rd RP, excellent
with James Ibbertson, Joe le Sage, Mike Weeks
3rd RP, excellent
with James Ibbertson, Joe le Sage, Mike Weeks
UKB Shark ??, 2001 Lead RP Think I did it this year
Think I did it this year
craig d ??, 2000 -
Mike Owen 13 Jul, 1994 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Mick Lovatt ??, 1994 -
Seb Grieve ??, 1990 Lead RP 1st 8a. It took a while, actually along time.... Oh how people laughed at my kneepads but know they are de rigueur.
1st 8a. It took a while, actually along time.... Oh how people laughed at my kneepads but know they are de rigueur.
55 users have this on their wishlist
Voting
High 8a+
Mid 8a+
Low 8a+
High 8a
Mid 8a
Low 8a
High 7c+
Mid 7c+
Low 7c+
Votes cast 54
Votes cast 47
Style of Ascent
Lead
Toproped
Bouldered
Not Set
Redpoint
Dogged
DNF
Repeated
Onsighted
Not Set