Rockfax Description
Climb the wall left of the big groove up flakes to ledges. Step right and climb the exposed arete. Low in the grade but both the rock and the gear leave a bit to be desired! © Rockfax

FA. Harry Venables 1988

Bryan M 20/Sep/17 TR

Rockfax Western Grit has this as E1 5b. Hard fingery sequence at crux.

with Pero
Pero 20/Sep/17 TR
adi bryant 16/Aug/17 2nd β
Hidden 06/Aug/17 Solo dnf
tomlake 25/Jul/17 Lead dnf

fell from the crux, wires broke the rock and I hit the ground luckily had a mat down so relatively minor injuries. Be careful with your placements on this route and use the pocket on the right like in the photo!

tomlake 22/May/17 2nd

Decent route, will try on lead next time

with ben.phillips, Brendan Edwards
mrphilipoldham 29/Apr/17 2nd rpt

Messed up the lead again, went left of the upper Flake and couldn't balance or progress as a result. Sailed up on second, again.

devious wally 29/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Hoyes 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Not E2 5c. Comparable in difficulty to Great Peter at Lawrencefield.

with Dave C
mrphilipoldham 14/Oct/16 2nd RP

After backing off the lead. Why does it always go with a breeze on the second attempt? I'd give it a star!

devious wally 14/Oct/16 Lead G/U

First time Climbed in the near dark with headtorch but went off route, got it this time after a couple of attempts. Lowered off and climbed it clean ground up

Craig Barton 01/Oct/16 Solo G/U

it's a bit snappy in places so climb carefully.. exciting top-out.. nice!

cem 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

More like E1 5b.

Jan.Hrb 10/Sep/16 2nd
with Charles
Barrie Schofield II 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
AnneMarie 04/Aug/16 TR
nick ferro 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
C May 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Nick, Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
quickdrawmcraw 21/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/16 2nd
Leo Woodhead 24/May/16 2nd rpt
with Bertrand
R Brown 06/May/16 Lead dnf

Gets E1 in OTM; whilst not technically hard the flake crack is sustained and protection was poor. Took a big fall into the corner. E2, a sandbag at E1

with Pete Dollman
samnbuk 23/Apr/16 TR RP

Easy route with a tough boulder in the middle

with Kimmie Y
Jules Lane 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
David Kay 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
AndyPratt88 17/Oct/15 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/15 -
Robb Bert 15/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/15 2nd
Kimmie 02/Aug/15 2nd
BenedictIEP 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not sure if i quite get the tick. certainly pulled 5b certainly got horribly run-out. but certainly didnt stay exactly on route. oh well.

Jam_sandwich 31/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Peter87 22/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/15 Lead O/S
ben.phillips 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Felt like steady E1 5b. Rock and gear seemed better than the guidebook would suggest.

GeorgeNunn ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with George Reeder
Rob Davies 17/May/15 Lead rpt

Quite cold

with Dave Connelly
Hidden 14/May/15 Lead
Derek Furze 10/May/15 Lead

Good small gear and steady at E1. Nice climbing

with Paul Mitchell
Derek Furze 10/May/15 Lead

Good small gear and steady at E1. Nice climbing

with Paul Mitchell
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
johnself1603 ?/Jan/15 2nd
tenbelter ??/2015 -
pistal10 ??/2015 Lead rpt
George Reeder ??/2015 Lead
johnself1603 14/Sep/14 Lead RP
kkris 03/Sep/14 TR O/S
with self belay
mcb 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Yeah..its E1 5b, and quite good. Repeat ascent after 13 yrs.

AnneMarie 02/Jul/14 TR
miketong 02/Jul/14 TR dog

First E1

MischaHY 22/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd dog
Leo Woodhead 21/May/14 Lead O/S

Warmed up on this, get's E1 5b in over the moors which seems about right. Plenty of gear with a couple of nice moves.

with Mischa
Hidden 19/May/14 Lead dog
Climbster 03/Apr/14 Lead G/U

1 slip on wet breaks

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 03/Apr/14 2nd β
with Matt
JimHolmes69 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Brindle
RM199 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
snapperdan 13/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Made it through the crux and it was completely dark so I couldnt see the footholds retreated and abbed for the gear. - I'll be back!!

Jonathan Hall 13/Aug/13 2nd
georgenvk 26/Jul/13 TR O/S
Phill Mitch 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with gaz
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Fluvial 03/Mar/13 2nd O/S
with Gyn Dodd
johnself1603 ??/2013 TR O/S
MeMeMe 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Cliff
lizzyb 23/Jul/12 2nd dog

E1 5b rockfx... Was a challenge for me on the 2nd but one that i did eventually with a few grunts and a few falls. Was fun!

James Oswald 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Good route, E1 5b and nice. Quite pumpy in the middle.

The Grist 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead dnf
adie84 ??/2012 -
daveagriff ??/2012 Lead
tatz45 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
d_evo20 06/Jun/11 Lead RP
with James Brownhill
alias dave 20/May/11 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/11 2nd dog
D J Williams 16/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Dawn
Hidden 07/Mar/11 Lead O/S
D J Williams 07/Mar/11 Lead
nokishatov ??/2011 Lead RP
kjbix 17/Oct/10 Lead
ruggystunts 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Kev
Ally Smith 10/Oct/10 Lead β


petellis 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
GrantB 10/Oct/10 Lead
Nick1812P 21/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Jamie
Hidden 21/Jul/10 2nd rpt
ste_d 11/Jul/10 Solo rpt
climbinmunkey 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

My first E1 onsite lead. Found it realtively easy after spending a day at HVS in Llanberris pass. Gear OK providing you've got the right pieces!

with Andy
crag_hopper_Jay 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 25/May/10 Lead rpt
with Gaz
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 07/May/10 Lead O/S

One really nice section but not too much quality surrounding this. The first Western Grit says soft-touch E2, new one says soft-touch E1?? So we know it's soft-touch at least!!

Nick1812P 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Shad 21/Apr/10 Lead


jamesgodwin64 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
MarkCoupe ??/2010 -
PeteH 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Brad
simonp ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Rob Davies 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Dave Rumney 19/Apr/09 Lead
with Tanya Milner
alias dave 05/Apr/09 TR O/S
with ste mycock
cymjt ??/2009 -
ste_d 29/May/08 TR rpt
with shunt
Dan Lane 24/May/08 TR O/S

Felt easy for 5c.

with Dad
maybe_si 10/May/08 TR
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Andy P
riklegge ??/2008 -
with Stuart Mackay
Hidden 21/Dec/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/May/07 Lead O/S
spacey 22/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/07 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 22/May/07 2nd
with spacey
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Ben1983 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
paul79 ??/2007 -
Jim Vach 13/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Paul Winder
Hidden 13/Oct/06 2nd
Stig 12/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 13/May/06 TR

Backed off lead - but gear is actually very good. Date??

Carl Smethurst 26/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
goi.ashmore 01/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Andy Leavitt
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Carl Smethurst 29/May/04 Lead β

Led on pre-placed gear. Easier than Hanging Slab!

with Ian Pickles
Hidden 20/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Andy
rob.grafton 02/Apr/03 Lead
with Bruce
A Crook 20/Mar/01 2nd
with Dale Holding
mcb ??/2001 Lead O/S

Cruised up this at the time. It didn't feel like E2 5c.

Hidden 15/Sep/96 Lead
phardman 11/May/96 Lead
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Chris Ellis 25/Apr/92 2nd
with Dan Morgan
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/91 Lead

One of my favourite routes here. Climbed many times over the years. Soft for the grade but the rock is friable in places!

with Paul Harding
Hidden 05/May/91 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1988 -
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Style of ascent
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