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).

Hidden 22/Jul/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Jun/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 11/May/17 TR dog
Hidden 04/Apr/17 TR dog
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 18/May/16 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 Nathan Lee, Will Pettet Smith
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14/May/16 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.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 13/May/16 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!)

mikenty 12/May/16 Lead RP

10am redpoint before the sun came round

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 17/Apr/16 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.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/Apr/16 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!!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Apr/16 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...

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Mar/16 Lead dog

First section starting to come together.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25/Mar/16 Lead dog

The first session on a route always feel hard, this was no exception...

jfreeman 20/Mar/16 Lead RP
with Jesse Rees
piken 03/Oct/15 Lead RP

Like Al said - Awesome

with Nic Ward
MichaelGallimore 14/Jun/15 Lead dnf

First time on the route. Worked out all the moves to the bail station and following crux I think.

with jon lawson
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead RP
awsomal 24/Apr/14 Lead RP


jacobjacob 05/Jun/12 Lead RP

Fell off the last move of totally free 2. Gutted.

blaza1 ?/Jun/12 Lead dnf
with Dan 85
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2010 Lead RP
marky 07/Jun/09 Lead RP

At last - so chuffed! One of the best sport routes I have ever done.

with Sharon
Steve Crowe 26/May/09 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)

keefe 02/May/09 Lead RP
with John Dunne
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead RP
Eduardo Martinez 05/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 22/Mar/03 Lead RP

Superb endurance climbing.

whispering nic ??/2001 Lead dog
Graeme Smithy ?/Aug/97 Lead RP

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
Seb Grieve 30/May/94 Lead RP

Adrian had geared it up with ridiculously long slings before I arrived and this made all the difference.

Mike Owen 15/Aug/90 Lead RP

Took only 3 days. Brilliant climbing.

with Elaine Owen
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