Rockfax Description
The thin left-hand crack leads to a break, step left and power up the crusty flake. Strenuous but not too technical. © Rockfax

FA. Loz Francomb 1979

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

R Brown 23/Sep TR


Chris Oldfield 15/Jun TR dog
with James Buckley
GeorgeNunn 07/May TR O/S

Very straight forward climbing, should have probably just lead it but gear isn't that great

with George Reeder
Johnathan 06/May 2nd dog
WilliamRupp 05/May Lead O/S

Nice route

tom_lewis89 04/May 2nd

I'd struggle to trust the RPs ! Good climbing tho!

Barrie Schofield II 04/May Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May TR
Alison Cairns 03/May TR O/S

Straightforward apart from one very hard pull to reach the jug under the final bulge - maybe where there used to be a better hold? Don't fancy leading it though...

with hilary
hlegge 02/May Lead rpt

Climbed twice. First time got pumped hanging around placing gear and annoyingly couldnt pull the very last move! Came back at the end of the session and with beta got the route clean easily.

markvaughan 02/May Lead O/S


JOHNB-W 02/Apr Lead G/U
with adam mitchell
Stefan_TR 24/Dec/16 TR RP

Came off in a couple of places on first try and had to work out some moves then did it in one the second try. Found myself just pulling hard at the end. Would like to work towards leading this some time.

hlegge 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Jan.Hrb 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Charles
cem 10/Sep/16 2nd

Not very technical but quite tough.

LBrown 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Barrie Schofield II 05/Aug/16 2nd
FlavioL1989 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
w-watson 24/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd
nick ferro 17/Jul/16 -

Didn't want to lead the top section, felt too risky for me.

Leo Woodhead 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route, slightly marred by the amount of chalk on it. Not too technical but very pumpy with a committing move towards the top. Struggled to place much gear through the mid-section. Really chuffed to bag the onsight.

with Ianwesterby, Bertrand
Jaytaylor 15/May/16 Lead dog

First big trad fall. Hit by the pump on the last few moves & slowly peeled off trying to get gear in. Thank god for cams.

with Joe jefferson
Adam24B 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Scary, I was told after completing the climb that a hold along with a gear placement has fallen off the route recently resulting in it being bold and slightly harder than originally thought! Moves felt straightforward but gear was lacking.

Kris2fa 15/May/16 2nd

One rest to retrieve cam

with Adam24B
tom3667 14/May/16 TR rpt

Got clean this time

with Lee Faulkner
mike8331 12/May/16 Lead
with david payne
Hidden 31/Mar/16 2nd
Luke Brooks 31/Mar/16 Lead
with Kate
efrance24234 18/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Craig Barton 17/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/16 2nd dog
Hannes B 23/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Charlie
AndyPratt88 17/Oct/15 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/15 Lead dnf
codenamel 27/Aug/15 Lead RP

Had a little practice on top rope. After that it went quite easily. My first E3.

kkris 15/Jul/15 TR dog
with self belay
Andrew Barker 12/Jul/15 2nd

Surprisingly sustained.

with Chris Moran
tom3667 27/Jun/15 TR dog

Nice route, annoyed I didn't get it clean. Will come back to this

RKirke 25/Jun/15 Lead RP
Stroppy 25/Jun/15 2nd rpt
paul79 20/May/15 TR O/S

Simple moves - none felt 5c, bit pumpy, not a lot of gear. Would feel committing and bold to lead.

M_Robinson 26/Apr/15 Lead β
tenbelter ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Stroppy 07/Sep/14 Lead dog

Pretty sure there is no 'crusty fake' to be had any more, needless to say I had a bit of a mare. IMO gear isn't that great although there is a crucial very small cam on the crux.

with Josh Brown
kkris 28/Aug/14 TR dog


Hidden 09/Aug/14 TR rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead RP
JimboWizbo 09/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with gaz, Beth
kkris 03/Jul/14 Lead dnf
with Graham
kkris 03/Jul/14 TR dog
with Graham
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
JimboWizbo 18/May/14 Lead RP

Pumpy. There is an OK small cam to protect the crux.

with Beth
JimboWizbo 27/Apr/14 TR

Pumpy! Got it all figured out, will lead next time.

with Beth
Hidden 27/Apr/14 TR RP
bantamdave 24/Apr/14 TR dog
with Simon
g1m147 29/Dec/13 TR
Mike W 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with gaz
gpcomps 07/May/13 TR dog
Stoff 07/May/13 TR O/S

Done with a view to preparing to lead. Did it clean but no realistic hope of leading, right at my limit and the missing hold does not help !

with gpcomps
Dave Turnbull, BMC 01/May/13 Lead
with Matt Kingsley
Hidden 01/May/13 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/13 Lead β
Moritz L 15/Apr/13 2nd dog
with liam, kyle
Hidden 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Scott Anderson ??/2013 TR
johnself1603 ??/2013 TR O/S
paulwaterhouse ??/2013 2nd
Somerset swede basher 14/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Donks
akhughes 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 12/Aug/12 2nd

Yup, the right hand hold at the crux has recent damage and is apparently (I haven't climbed it before but the person who I climbed it with had) much, much worse. It can still be done with a long reach but is stiff for 5c if you don't have long arms.

with Cliff
mwatson 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S

missing a hold? looked like recent dammage crux felt like a long reach to jugs by a good rp and a poor cam (i havn't been here befor it just didn't seam right)

Jake Young 19/Jul/12 Lead rpt

after dogging on first go purely psychological.

with Mike
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead dnf
david morse 12/Jul/12 TR


with rampant
Chi Cheng 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Olli-C 27/Jun/12 2nd β
with Chi
Rachel Slater 27/Jun/12 Lead β
with Andrea Morgan
ojp 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Dave, Si
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 25/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Si 2
Tom Doldon 15/May/12 Lead rpt

easy at e3 prbly e1

with sam simpson 48
Hidden 15/May/12 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 14/May/12 Lead O/S
ste_d 08/May/12 TR rpt
with shunt
ste_d 16/Apr/12 TR rpt
with shunt
ste_d 22/Mar/12 TR rpt
with shunt
ste_d 06/Mar/12 TR
with shunt
JBO 03/Mar/12 Lead β

Followed Dad up it when I was younger, felt good to come back and lead it today after finding it so hard. Good but spaced gear, runout but little chance of decking.

Hidden 08/Jan/12 TR dnf
Hidden 08/Jan/12 TR
Hidden 26/Oct/11 TR O/S
efrance24234 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/11 2nd β
Matthew reid 16/Aug/11 TR O/S
with shunt
Hidden 01/Jul/11 TR
rockjedi 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Walker, Sara Williams
Bowzle 12/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 19/May/11 TR
gpcomps 10/May/11 TR dog
Stoff 10/May/11 TR O/S
with gpcomps
R8JimBob88 14/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Simon
mattnuttall 03/Mar/11 TR rpt
with Matt Heyes, Matthew Tink Taylor
davefount ??/2011 2nd O/S
nokishatov ??/2011 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Nov/10 TR
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead RP
Nick1812P 20/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Jamie
bradscorner 15/Oct/10 Lead RP

Wanted to lead this with a full rack, instead of "gear by numbers" as I did the other day. Got very shaky this time, pumped, jelly arms, 4ft above break and bomber cam, but calmed down enough to get it together and lead through clean, no dogs.

with Danny Vaughan
bradscorner 13/Oct/10 Lead RP

Top roped, found the moves to be strenuous but quite do-able. 2nd T/R to check gear placements, then led clean and smooth. Felt really confident, but I would after two practices!

with Danny Vaughan
Hidden 06/Oct/10 TR rpt
Jim the Baker ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead RP
Dave Foster 16/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Done harder E1s. Nice route though and bomber gear where it counts.

with Andy
Hidden 05/Jul/10 TR dnf
Rob Davies 24/Jun/10 TR dog
Hidden 20/Jun/10 TR rpt
PeteH 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 TR rpt
gpcomps 01/Jun/10 TR O/S
Nick1812P 05/May/10 TR β
with Jamie
Hidden 05/May/10 TR RP
R8JimBob88 22/Apr/10 2nd β

I seconded after James's lead. Didnt feel to hard but I wouldn't like to place the gear!

with James
jamesgodwin64 22/Apr/10 Lead rpt
jamesgodwin64 30/Jan/10 TR rpt

topped the moves about 6-7 times its really pumpy for me but a nice short route (suprising how pumped you get from it!). i feel as if the gear is ok and evenly spread up the route but i think its easier to press on after placing the mid way gear (best chance of not decking with good belayer)

bradscorner ??/2010 TR

Training line, we repeated this 8 times each non-stop, to build stamina

with Danny Vaughan
MarkCoupe ??/2010 -
Franco Cookson OLD 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 09/Sep/09 TR dog
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead dnf
simonp ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
dpmUK 01/Jul/09 2nd dog
Dan Lane 01/Jul/09 Lead RP

Very nice, gear already on Qdraw's heavily worked, but still good. No way it is E3.

Stoff 14/Apr/09 TR
mattnuttall 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
themax16 ?/Apr/09 TR rpt
cymjt ??/2009 -
felixthelion 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S

First E3. Probably a bit soft

with Luke
gregoritos 22/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dave kettle
maybe_si 10/May/08 TR
bfreeman 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Jonny Bull, Tim Marjot
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead RP

Wish I hadn't shunted this a couple of months back as it felt pretty straight forward.

with Ben
Sean Kelly ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 21/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/07 TR O/S
Toby Dunn 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with John
katie75 ?/Jul/06 Lead
with dave
kevin k ?/Jul/06 TR O/S
with dave
Hidden 11/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Joe Costello ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Liam/tom/naylor
Ben1983 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 30/Oct/04 Lead RP

Got rained off in The Peak so ended up here. Most things wet so top-roped about 8 times for some training and then led it (once it had dried off!) placing all gear on lead.

with gary wood
Carl Smethurst 17/Oct/04 TR
Hidden 18/Apr/01 Lead O/S
robtrooper ??/1996 -
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