32m.

Rockfax Description
The first section of Totally Free has become established as one of the best and most popular routes of its grade in the country. Start up Something Stupid and keep going up the huge groove and its right wall passing a good shake-out midway. Moving rightwards from the midway shake-out to finish up Dudley Do Good is Groovey Baby, 8a. © Rockfax

FA. John Dunne 1988. On-sight flashed by Simon Nadin in 1990.

Ticklists

Yorkshire Big Three, Yorkshire Limestone Graded List, UK 8a and up, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Yorkshire Limestone top 50

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 21 May Lead RP
Hidden 17 May Lead dog
Hidden 11 May Lead dog
Hidden 6 May Lead dog
Hidden 22 Apr Lead dnf
Hidden 24 Feb Lead dog
Hidden 17 Feb TR
Hidden 2 Feb TR
Hidden 27 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 20 Oct, 2018 TR
Hidden 1 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 15 Sep, 2018 TR dog
Hidden 9 Sep, 2018 Lead dnf
John Thornton 31 Jul, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden 19 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 31 May, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 26 May, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 22 May, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 15 May, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 12 May, 2018 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 12 May, 2018 Lead RP
with Buster Martin, Jerome Mowat, PeterDawson
with Buster Martin, Jerome Mowat, PeterDawson
Hidden 8 May, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 22 Apr, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 24 Feb, 2018 TR dog
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf
Hidden 8 Jun, 2017 Lead dnf
Hidden 11 May, 2017 TR dog
Hidden 4 Apr, 2017 TR dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 18 May, 2016 Lead dog Reached a highpoint, managing to get from the ground all the way up to the half height rest. Unfortunately I was gassed by the time I got there, hence didn't get much further above this before falling. The take home message was to leave it a while, do some other routes + training, and come back fitter later in the year. Failure has never felt as good as this, such a good route.
with nathanlee, Will Pettet Smith
Reached a highpoint, managing to get from the ground all the way up to the half height rest. Unfortunately I was gassed by the time I got there, hence didn't get much further above this before falling. The take home message was to leave it a while, do some other routes + training, and come back fitter later in the year. Failure has never felt as good as this, such a good route.
with nathanlee, Will Pettet Smith
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14 May, 2016 Lead dog Tried to link the bottom section, but kept getting unstuck on the clip in the bulge. Sorted a workable and consistent clipping sequence, but completely wrecked myself in the process - as such never linked it all to the mid-station.
Tried to link the bottom section, but kept getting unstuck on the clip in the bulge. Sorted a workable and consistent clipping sequence, but completely wrecked myself in the process - as such never linked it all to the mid-station.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 13 May, 2016 Lead dog Managed to link all of the top section in a one-er. For me this feels around 7c+ (and will no doubt feel harder when I've done the bottom section too!)
Managed to link all of the top section in a one-er. For me this feels around 7c+ (and will no doubt feel harder when I've done the bottom section too!)
mikenty 12 May, 2016 Lead RP 10am redpoint before the sun came round
10am redpoint before the sun came round
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 17 Apr, 2016 Lead dog Just about dry enough for a go from the bottom. That top section feels a little different when you do it this way, unsurprisingly you're quite tired by the time you arrive! Made some good links and happy with the progress made.
Just about dry enough for a go from the bottom. That top section feels a little different when you do it this way, unsurprisingly you're quite tired by the time you arrive! Made some good links and happy with the progress made.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 9 Apr, 2016 Lead dog Top section starting to come together now, but can only imagine how it's going to feel by the time you've done the lower half. The rest is good, but not THAT good!!
Top section starting to come together now, but can only imagine how it's going to feel by the time you've done the lower half. The rest is good, but not THAT good!!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 3 Apr, 2016 Lead dog First session on the top half, lowering in from the belay of Free and Easy to avoid the wetness below. Superb technical climbing, with a fluffable crux - it's going to be emotional...
First session on the top half, lowering in from the belay of Free and Easy to avoid the wetness below. Superb technical climbing, with a fluffable crux - it's going to be emotional...
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27 Mar, 2016 Lead dog First section starting to come together.
First section starting to come together.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25 Mar, 2016 Lead dog The first session on a route always feel hard, this was no exception...
The first session on a route always feel hard, this was no exception...
jfreeman 20 Mar, 2016 Lead RP
with Jesse Rees
with Jesse Rees
piken 3 Oct, 2015 Lead RP Like Al said - Awesome
with Nic Ward
Like Al said - Awesome
with Nic Ward
Hidden 14 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 Lead RP
awsomal 24 Apr, 2014 Lead RP Awesome!!
Awesome!!
jacobjacob 5 Jun, 2012 Lead RP Fell off the last move of totally free 2. Gutted.
Fell off the last move of totally free 2. Gutted.
blaza1 ?Jun, 2012 Lead dnf
with Dan 85
with Dan 85
Hidden 21 Apr, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 7 Sep, 2009 Lead RP
marky 7 Jun, 2009 Lead RP At last - so chuffed! One of the best sport routes I have ever done.
with Sharon
At last - so chuffed! One of the best sport routes I have ever done.
with Sharon
Steve Crowe 26 May, 2009 Lead rpt I led The Groove and continued up Free and Easy only to fall off the start of Breech of the Peace. (Getting closer)
I led The Groove and continued up Free and Easy only to fall off the start of Breech of the Peace. (Getting closer)
keefe 2 May, 2009 Lead RP
with John Dunne
with John Dunne
Hidden ?May, 2009 Lead RP
Eduardo Martinez 5 Apr, 2009 Lead RP
Hidden 1 Sep, 2007 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 22 Mar, 2003 Lead RP Superb endurance climbing.
Superb endurance climbing.
whispering nic ??, 2001 Lead dog
TCP ?Aug, 1997 Lead RP Great route managed to RP quickly last hard route before disappearing into the world of work......what a mistaker to maker
Great route managed to RP quickly last hard route before disappearing into the world of work......what a mistaker to maker
robyn1 ??, 1996 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 1995 Lead RP 2nd day, 1st redpoint, lots of beta shouted from catwalk
with keefe
2nd day, 1st redpoint, lots of beta shouted from catwalk
with keefe
Seb Grieve 30 May, 1994 Lead RP Adrian had geared it up with ridiculously long slings before I arrived and this made all the difference.
Adrian had geared it up with ridiculously long slings before I arrived and this made all the difference.
Mike Owen 15 Aug, 1990 Lead RP Took only 3 days. Brilliant climbing.
with Elaine Owen
Took only 3 days. Brilliant climbing.
with Elaine Owen
Mick Lovatt ??, 1989 -
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Votes cast 12
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