Rockfax Description
Perhaps the best and most sought-after traverse on Sandstone. From Skiffle, traverse the fingery break to the start of Fandango and continue leftwards using the middle line of holds, finishing up on the large jug on Coathanger.
Taking the lower set of holds at the end before heading up to the Coathanger jug is Nicotine Alley Variation, f7A+. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The eye level traverse on the Fandango Wall, named because of the Nicotine stained colour. Start as for Tobacco Road but continue leftward where that problem escapes upwards. Originally finished by stepping round onto the greasy left sidewall of the buttress.

Ticklists: Southern Sandstone Rockfax Top 50.

Rhys Conlon 05/Jan Sent x
morphomouse 20/Oct/18 Sent x

Hard 7a for me. Sustained, pumpy and fingery.

Ewan Walker 13/Oct/18 Sent x
with Big Gunz (Olson)
td72 10/Oct/18 Sent rpt
td72 05/Oct/18 Sent β

Don't know why I hadn't done this yet. felt okay for 7A

Hidden 25/Sep/18 Sent x
Gllaura 09/Sep/18 -
dickie01 01/Sep/18 Sent rpt

done this a few times before but few years off and finally back up to being able o do it

Hidden 01/Sep/18 Sent dnf
strudles 30/Aug/18 Sent x

One of the best anywhere ! Took more sessions than I care to admit

Hidden 04/Aug/18 Sent dnf 11/Jul/18 Sent x
Ben Seeley 11/Jul/18 Sent
elyben 03/Jul/18 Sent dnf
Leo dF ?/Jun/18 Sent
robertmortonlloyd 20/May/18 Sent x
tinytommy ?/May/18 Sent x
RadekNowak 22/Apr/18 Sent x

went after many tries. V good problem. its all about sequence and recruitment.

Hidden 24/Mar/18 Sent rpt
Harry Picton ??/2018 Sent x
elyben 17/Sep/17 Sent dnf
murray 09/Sep/17 Sent x
Sean davis ?/Sep/17 Sent
hervenuttall ?/Sep/17 Sent x
with BB Crowd
siwid 24/Aug/17 Sent x
Pete Dangerous 22/Jul/17 Sent rpt

Different beta at the end due to a wet arête

with lewiz
JPGR 14/Jul/17 Sent x
Greg Jones 03/Jun/17 Sent x

Just over a year ago this route tore my shoulder... this time it did not go down without a fight.... 3 hours... the gaston and drop down still hard right at the end.

zombie_pat 28/May/17 Sent rpt
Pete Dangerous 23/Apr/17 Sent x
daveshirman 06/Apr/17 Sent x
iamniccage 25/Mar/17 Sent x
Hidden 19/Mar/17 Sent x
goodmorningcaptain ??/2017 -
Martin Bagshaw 30/Nov/16 Sent dnf

Too weak

with Tom Hudson
Snowbones 15/Oct/16 Sent dnf
with Greg Jones
crimpaway 07/Oct/16 Sent x
WillRobertson 12/Aug/16 Sent
with LauWoo
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Sent rpt
Pete Dangerous 23/Jul/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Sent rpt
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 27/Jun/16 Sent β
with Spider Crew
Hidden 28/May/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 08/May/16 Sent rpt
JayClare 07/May/16 Sent

Pumpy and quite fingery towards the end!

Hidden 08/Sep/15 Sent rpt
ApeIndex13 18/Jun/15 -

First outdoor project and a proper sandstone classic! Super flowy once you have the beta down

GrahamGiles 13/Jun/15 Sent x

Felt nails until i did it... Great problem

with Leah M Puffenberger, Aaron.Clifford, Qisheng Xie
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Sent dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 17/May/15 Sent x
stevedude888 17/May/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Sent dnf
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Sent dnf
Coops_13 25/Jan/15 Sent x
Scrump ??/2015 -

many year ago. First 7A great problem

Hidden 23/Dec/14 Sent x
crimpthengaston 23/Dec/14 Sent

send train. choo choo

with redd, holdo, stevedude888
Michael Allday 26/Sep/14 Sent x

second go

Jack Shorten 10/Sep/14 Sent x
NelsonJ 26/Jun/14 Sent

Took a few sessions! A tough climb for sure but very satisfying when it goes! :)

phildavies84 11/Jun/14 Sent x
lukehodson 31/May/14 Sent rpt
with Steve, Mel, thinbean
J.Wells 17/Mar/14 Sent x
Geno ??/2014 Sent x
Daniel Wicks 08/Dec/13 Sent x
lukehodson 01/Jun/13 Sent rpt
with Steve, Mel, thinbean
elyben 31/May/13 Sent dnf
Hidden 27/May/13 Sent rpt
Cat G 20/Apr/13 Sent x

Hooray, at last! Posted a vid on you tube for anyone who wants to see my way of doing it...

Ethan 28/Nov/12 Sent β
Henry.Todman ?/Aug/12 Sent x
zombie_pat 13/May/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/12 Sent x
sparkass 31/Mar/12 Sent x
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Sent
Haydn Jones 19/Mar/12 Sent x

2nd try after watching a friend do the final moves to get the beta, definitely a classic of the crag.

with duncan
Arisdad 26/Feb/12 Sent β
bustermartin 16/Feb/12 -
andrew hammond 04/Feb/12 Sent
jack adams ?/Feb/12 -
Hidden 29/Jan/12 -
Kyle Rance 14/Jan/12 Sent x

2nd attempt, missed flash, fell off 4th to last hold

Hidden ??/2012 -
zombie_pat 26/Nov/11 Sent x
Gazleah 23/Nov/11 Sent x
with tom hudson
rxmac 29/Apr/11 Sent x
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Sent x
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo rpt
JIMJIM ??/2011 TR
davebowes ??/2011 Sent β
jacobjacob 27/Dec/10 Sent x
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Sent dnf
i_a_coops 05/Sep/10 Sent
lukehodson 18/Jul/10 Sent x
Hidden 22/May/10 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Solo
dickie01 13/Oct/09 Sent x
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Sent
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