Rockfax Description
The groove on the right leads to a break from where technical, strenuous and reachy moves allow the wall to be climbed rapidly. Originally given a pretty hard HVS. © Rockfax

FA. Loz Francomb 1979

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Jack J Keogan 02/Sep Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 15/Jun TR dog
with James Buckley
WilliamRupp 09/Jun 2nd
with felix
FelixJT 09/Jun Lead
Kris2fa 08/Oct/16 2nd

Completely out-reached the crux... e2ish for me

with Adam24B
Adam24B 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

The crux took a bit of working out, went up and down a bit before committing fully, one move wonder! My taller brother outreached it and seemed to climb it with ease, grrr

FlavioL1989 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
nick ferro 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Tim Bee
C May 03/Jul/16 TR dnf
with Nick, Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
JDC 07/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Stupid idea trying this when so hot and muggy (25 degrees!). Layback above crux so greasy and insecure that backed off. Annoyed to have blown the onsight but will be back...

MischaHY 27/May/16 Lead O/S

Neat technical movement with bomber gear and an interesting crux. Worthwhile.

CoraS 27/May/16 TR dnf
with Adam, Mischa
AdamFreeman 27/May/16 Lead RP
Leo Woodhead 24/May/16 Lead G/U

Fluffed the crux repeatedly on my first attempt and took some fair decent whippers! Managed to get it clean after someone gave me some much-needed beta! Nice technical route. Really enjoyed it.

with Bertrand
The Grist 03/May/16 2nd
with Tom Doldon
Alfie Maun 13/Apr/16 2nd
M_Robinson 13/Apr/16 Lead dog
with Joe Mills, Alfie Maun
Jules Lane 05/Apr/16 2nd dog
David Kay 05/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Mar/16 2nd
Luke Brooks 31/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Kate
CharlieMack 23/Nov/15 2nd RP
Hannes B 23/Nov/15 Lead G/U
with Charlie
Will Mortimer 23/Nov/15 Lead β

Crucial crux hold was sopping wet which made it even more desperate but managed to get through it clean first go. Had beta for the top before hand.

Stroppy 22/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Hard move, but right above bomber cams. Like the slab bit too

RKirke 22/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S

A good crux sequence.

with Chris Moran
codenamel 10/Jul/15 Lead RP

Tried this one once or twice before and failed to make it stick on the crux move. I'm happy to finally put a tick on this.

The Grist 09/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Lee Hamilton
Jay Schofield ?/Jul/15 TR dog

One move wonder. Took me a few attempts to work it out.

with Luke Weaver
JimboWizbo 27/Mar/15 TR
with Beth
Hidden 27/Mar/15 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Mar/15 2nd dog
JimboWizbo 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Did this to try and start the year as I mean to go on

with Beth
tenbelter ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Nick1812P 04/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Jamie
bantamdave 24/Apr/14 TR dog
with Simon
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd RP
JimboWizbo 18/Apr/14 Lead RP

Only took three months to get on it

with gaz, Beth
David Kay 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Went up to contemplate the crux move a couple of times before committing, not too bad once I got my feet in the right places.

Moritz L 09/Apr/14 2nd dog
JimboWizbo 28/Feb/14 TR

Fell on first go. Hopefully this was due to having to belay myself through the crux.

JimboWizbo 17/Jan/14 TR

Self belay. Very wet today. Got it clean second go. Can't wait to come back and lead.

Hidden ??/2014 Lead β
g1m147 29/Dec/13 TR
Mike W 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 19/May/13 Lead rpt
leon 19/May/13 Lead dnf
with Steven Davidson
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead dnf
gw3285 17/Apr/13 Lead
Chi Cheng 08/Sep/12 Lead RP

Quite easy this time round.

with Bill Smith
akhughes 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 12/Aug/12 2nd
with Cliff
david morse 12/Jul/12 TR


with rampant
Chi Cheng 27/Jun/12 Lead RP

Fell off try to get to the pinch. Got it 2nd go.

Rachel Slater 27/Jun/12 2nd dog
Olli-C 27/Jun/12 2nd β
with Chi
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead β
Dave Foster 25/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Piss when you don't miss the crucial hold!

with Si 2
pie_eater_pete 14/May/12 Lead O/S
mattwyles1 23/Aug/11 2nd dog

Did it differently to Joe in the end, left hand pinch, right hand crimp next to pinch, left foot into break under lip, up with right hand.

with Joe
Joe Costello 23/Aug/11 Lead

One tricky blind move to get foot in the break. Easy when your foot goes in but failure to do so means you fall off and test the gear which is solid!

with Matt
Nick1812P 14/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Jamie
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead β
Nick1812P 08/Jul/11 TR rpt

First go. First time clean.

with Jamie
Hidden 07/Jul/11 TR rpt
Rich Kirby 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Martin Daley
w.pettet-smith ?/May/11 Lead
with pete nugent
jamesgodwin64 19/Apr/11 TR RP
Hidden 20/Nov/10 TR
bradscorner 15/Oct/10 TR

Did this really well, once I got the pinch and foot in the break the moves flew past me like a train. It was over before I knew it. Rain stopped play, I want another go though, soon.

with Danny Vaughan
bradscorner 12/Oct/10 TR

Met Mike and Mike, tagged along with their ideas- found this really hard and right on the edge. Had watched it being led the day before, I am no-where near this yet.

Ally Smith 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
petellis 10/Oct/10 2nd dog
GrantB 10/Oct/10 2nd
Jim the Baker ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S

good route with only 1 hard move. up & down twice after placing gear. felt really hard but have since found beta to make the move easier

Stoff 01/Jun/10 TR dnf
with gpcomps
gpcomps 01/Jun/10 TR dnf
Hidden 05/May/10 TR dog
Hidden 27/Apr/10 TR β
Hidden 12/Apr/10 TR dog
Hidden 07/Apr/10 2nd O/S
simonp ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Peakpdr 21/Mar/10 2nd
with P. Mitchell
Dan Lane 19/Mar/10 Lead RP

Climbed upto the break, stuffed it with gear, down climbed, climbed up again, had a look at the next move, down climbed, went up again, and had to take. After a very short rest, did the crux. Came back about 30 mins later and did the route clean.

bradscorner ??/2010 TR

Attempted lead, t/r to retrieve gear. I now know the move over the break!

with Danny Vaughan
PeteH 01/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Interesting to see this is now E3 6a, maybe... It certainly felt well harder than any E2 I've done before. I'll be back.

with Brad
Jez 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 09/Sep/09 TR
Hidden 09/Sep/09 TR dog
climber130887 21/Jun/09 TR
with nathan
cymjt ??/2009 -
ste_d 29/May/08 TR rpt
with shunt
Hidden 13/May/08 TR dog
adam carless 11/May/08 TR RP

tried to lead it (after SS back off). Eventually commited to the crux, totally fluffed it. So we set up a toprope to get the gear - did it first go. Bum. There will be a rematch.

SecretSquirrel 11/May/08 TR

Backed off the crux on lead then toproped to retrieve gear.

maybe_si 10/May/08 TR
Ben1983 06/May/08 Lead O/S
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead rpt
kingholmesy ??/2008 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 25/May/07 Lead O/S
with John
SecretSquirrel 20/Apr/07 2nd
with fiend
Hidden ??/2006 -
mattnuttall 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Ozzy Kate
Hidden 12/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 TR RP
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Roget 19/May/01 Lead O/S
nokishatov 01/Aug/96 Lead RP
phardman 11/May/96 2nd
robtrooper ??/1996 -
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/93 Lead
with Pete Carmichael
samt 27/Apr/92 2nd

I tried to lead but kept falling so tony led instead and i then managed to follow.

Tony Little 27/Apr/92 Lead β
with Martin
Craig Barton ??/1991 Lead RP
8 users have this on their wishlist
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 39
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 41
Votes cast 36
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set