Rockfax Description
A fine and testing pitch. Follow the line of steep grooves and overlaps just right of the base of the buttress, past a jug in the back of the groove and bolt on the left wall at five metres. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett, Al Evans, Dave Parker 1974. Ron Fawcett puts Chapel Head on the national map with the ascent of the much respected Moonchild. Moonchild has gradually drifted up the grades from E2.

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Rob Rocket 03/Nov/17 TR
with Dave Parton
Duncan Campbell ??/2017 Lead

Did retroed line but want the Craggsy 100 tick!!

Scooter Young 05/Nov/16 TR

Now bolted

Rob Rocket 05/Nov/16 TR
Rob Rocket 04/Nov/16 TR
with Dave Parton
john lynch 28/Oct/16 Lead O/S


with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 09/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
tbeet 01/Sep/16 Lead RP

around 6c+...

The Grist 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Now fully bolted. Grade? Felt 6c+ to me. Great route.

with Tim Whitaker
tommccluskey 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Now bolted - 6c/+ maybe?

with Jess
tunnah 05/Aug/16 Lead RP

2rd go has been bolted now wouldn't of like to lead this on trad gear think its like 6c french now

CMoore 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Great line. Should see more acents now it's bolted.

with tunnah
craig matheson ??/2016 -
Adam Long 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

No pegs, though there is a bolt in reach at 4m.

with Ben Bransby
Seymore Butt ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
pete johnson 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
pauldrew 11/Sep/05 2nd
whispering nic ?/Aug/03 -
with Graham Iles
ste_d 18/May/97 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 18/May/97 Lead O/S
SR1970 ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 27/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Andy Watts
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Jari Pollenen
ukb & bmc shark 11/Aug/94 Lead

Some kind person at the crag lent me his skyhook to protect the start

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ?/Aug/94 AltLd O/S
with Martin Doyle
Steve Crowe 25/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/90 2nd
keefe 12/Sep/88 -
andybirtwistle 16/Jun/88 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/87 Lead
daviesxxx ??/1987 Lead O/S

lead late 80's found it very tough, quite fluttery

Hammy 30/Oct/85 2nd
with Luke Steer
Hammy 06/Aug/84 Lead
with Colin Struthers
Paul Clarke ??/1978 Lead
with Steve Long
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