Rockfax Description
26m. Vintage Harding. The superb straight crack gives classic jamming past a useful hole to reach easier but still steep ground. A wider section of crack gains a ledge, climb the groove on the left with an optional move out right for an airy exit. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1947

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Handsforfeet 26/Aug 2nd
with Karen, Nik
buxtoncoffeelover 26/Aug Lead

Excellent route. Steep, great jams. Rewards a vigorous approach

with Handsforfeet, Karin
LuapRagas 24/Jun 2nd O/S

First ever trad second. Lovely route. It's not like sport climbing, is it??

planetmarshall 21/Jun Lead O/S

The most perfect hand crack in the Peak.

with Helen Mort
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 21/Jun Lead
Dónal Murray 20/Jun 2nd
with Joe Barlow, Alfie Maun
Alfie Maun 20/Jun 2nd O/S
with Joe Barlow, dmurray654
scotty88 18/Jun 2nd
with James
eb202 18/Jun Lead O/S
with Michael
Mike505 18/Jun 2nd rpt

Foot jamming isn't too comfortable without shoes on.

Hidden 18/Jun 2nd O/S
Manc88 17/Jun Lead O/S

Needed some encouragement to summon the energy to get through the crux after multiple failed efforts on East rib. Glad of it as it's a lovely route.

Hidden 16/Jun 2nd O/S
PeteWilson 16/Jun Lead O/S

great route, would be easier for the giant handed I imagine! some hollow rock higher up but its steady by then

Hidden 26/May Lead dnf
mrphilipoldham 25/May 2nd O/S
devious wally 25/May Lead O/S

Really good climbing with bags of exposure

tom_lewis89 23/May Lead O/S
cragtyke 23/May 2nd
with Tom L, Nik
FlavioL1989 21/May Solo O/S
Stroppy 14/May 2nd rpt
mikespooner 14/May Lead O/S
with Fiona Adie, Edward Hastrop
slowmotion 14/May 2nd O/S
Marl 13/May Lead O/S

Great route after recce of some gorges for scrambles

with Glynis
Hidden 08/Apr Lead O/S
Dan Wright 04/Apr 2nd O/S
with Hansa Patel, Mark
olddirtydoggy 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

amazing route

with LAJJ
GermanAlex 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

In the rain (shortly before we got rained off for good). Excellent climb, my fists were slightly too big for comfortable jamming leading to some odd combinations. Your indoor training won't help you here!

with Arno
Michael Morrell 26/Aug/16 2nd
Droyd 16/Aug/16 Lead β

On Joe's gear up to the main crack. Slightly underwhelmed.

g1m147 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Mick.
Peakpdr 31/Jul/16 -
chrisbrown2050 23/Jul/16 2nd

Steep jam learning curve!

LovelyMrTom 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S


Hidden 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 19/Jul/16 2nd
with john hayes
Hidden 17/Jul/16 2nd
bryce.dorin 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Keith Swainson 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie, MTL
Georgie25 17/Jul/16 2nd
MTL 17/Jul/16 2nd β
peachos 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Great route, cleaned with ease.

with Graeme
john max 29/May/16 Lead
with Julian Sorrell
Andy Moles 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Silvestre
Darron ??/2016 -
Mr Fuller 06/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Got ledge fever at the big hole and couldn't jam above; didn't fancy the layaback.

with Rich Pooley
kez1 ?/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Frankie davies, Andrew Boardman
Jimbo C 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Got a bruised hand from using a very 'off' teacup jam. The crux is only the beginning of the adventure. What a route!

with Chris
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
Julie 31/Jul/15 2nd
with Sam
Hidden 31/Jul/15 2nd
deacondeacon 29/Jul/15 Lead

Super sport

the power 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with deacon
C May 25/Jul/15 2nd dog

Failed lead, Tim took over probably nearer 5c if you can't jam!

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 25/Jul/15 Lead

Took over from the crack. Goes without any of that despicable 'jamming' business, but it's a bit chewy.

with C May
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead
leethebee 11/Jul/15 Lead
with Richard Howarth, david roberts
Alex the Alex 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

First climb of the day. A lot of udging, grovelling and generally ungainly climbing on my part. Don't feel i got to fully appreciate the route, which is a shame as it looks incredible and the exposure should have been class.

with Ed, Rog
Stroppy 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Love the lay back moves up the huge flake-thingy

RKirke 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead
keith leonard ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Martin Bagshaw 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ed Green, Chris CMC
pete1993 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Nick
amccann 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd
Nick1812P 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Pete
Matt Harmon 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 06/Aug/14 Lead

The strrawberry cream in a box of roses:-)

with Andrew Deckon
grrrrrrrh 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Jon Gill
jon_gill1 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Geoff Hannis
georgenvk 27/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Becks87
atom 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S

A thoroughly enjoyable outing with a beautiful hand jamming crack to start and very useful hole with undercuts. Very exposed

Becks87 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead
belay bunny turned bad 26/Jul/14 2nd
with al
quickdrawmcraw 26/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 -
Hardcore Pat 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sir William of pettitsmith
David_Gledson 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Alan
franhammond92 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

cracking route that took me a long time. Stonking jams and massive hoofters.

Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead
Robb Bert 22/Jun/14 -
Neil Henson 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Mark Collins
mike_w18 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Will
wil_perry 22/Jun/14 -
Mark Collins 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
dangmtb 21/Jun/14 Lead
j.buckley87 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
disrail 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Tough for a non-jammer

with Bron
Bron 18/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Doug
Stuart Hurworth 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Excellent climb, difficult, steep and exposed in places, but with good rests. Would have had a hard time leading it.

with Emily Pitts
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Stig 13/Jun/14 2nd rpt
sann1458 ?/Jun/14 Lead
dan_o_b ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
saxonzulu 18/May/14 2nd
dannyboy83 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny P
funsized 17/May/14 2nd
adie84 ??/2014 -
christianbreeze 02/Sep/13 2nd
adi bryant 02/Sep/13 Lead
ragabond007 01/Sep/13 Lead

Great all round climb, jamming, jugs, exposure the lot plenty of protection points hardest part was the jamming low down with a lovely exposed section near the top.

MDowson 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with sam webb
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd rpt
jak.kelly 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Paul Clarke 17/Jul/13 Lead
Dave Musgrove 17/Jul/13 2nd

I did this in 1969 but well worth repeating.

Phill Mitch 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with bleggs
sopaz 13/Jul/13 2nd
drysori 13/Jul/13 Lead
jimbonfire 13/Jul/13 -
admackie 13/Jul/13 Lead
Palmer 13/Jul/13 -
with mackie, paul renwick
kasha_gregson 12/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Bram
BTphonehome 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kasha
georgenvk 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Derek Furze 09/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 06/Jul/13 2nd
pbuggy91 06/Jul/13 Lead dnf
DanielGyi 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete Bugryniec
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
bencole ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Dad
The Grist 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Paula lockett
dangmtb 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent climb! Great if you like jamming!!

jimbobted 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with dangmtb
spitfirerick 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Bill Lawrence 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with tommy martin
pie_eater_pete 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 18/Jun/13 Lead
tsjx 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Garry
Climbster 06/Jun/13 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt
Jules Lane 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Johnathon
JEP 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Jules
Jake Young 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Si dH 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Once with Neil and once with Jake

with Neil Furniss
neilh ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
alasdair19 ??/2013 -
HarryBowyer 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
ozzie35 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with dave dillon, Al Metelko
jorge1983 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Steady, nice route seems to keep on going.

with Ben Powrie
John Nuttall 08/Aug/12 Lead
with Clive
karly54 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Cookson
ColinD 29/May/12 2nd
tsjx 26/May/12 Lead
Hidden 23/May/12 2nd
Hidden ?/May/12 TR O/S
Palindrome ?/May/12 2nd
Sam Cooke 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Lovely sequence on the crux crack, well worth the walk in.

SteveHi 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
Jonathan Hall 27/Mar/12 2nd

harder for the short

RM199 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Scott Anderson ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
kwaidy 23/Oct/11 -
with sting
sting 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

pleasant climb, enjoyed the walk in too. nice warm up

with kwaidy
markhammonds 02/Oct/11 2nd dnf

Still rubbish at jamming so struggled and fell! Went right at end instead of left. Must come back when I'm better...

The Bad Cough 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Reedymc 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

not sure if I took the top out correctly i ended up right instead of left... but what a nice climb !

Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 -
Peakpdr 29/Sep/11 Lead

Wow.. that almost made the leg breaking soul sapping walk in worth it. Fantastic route

with andy
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Sep/11 2nd
with UKC Paul
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
riff156 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 06/Aug/11 2nd
with Charlie Johnson
Steve Lenartowicz 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 24/Jul/11 2nd
Tomber 04/Jul/11 Lead dog

Rested on rope at crux - too much of a wuss for painful jamming. Got it straight away after that though.

with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 04/Jul/11 2nd dnf

Steep, but holds are good, the hole is excellently helpful, but somehow could not get my balance right to step up into it. Probably would be fine if I had just committed!! Need to do a few more climbs first to get my confidence up.

with Vicki Cotton, Tom Kimber
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
kitkat78 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
drcorbasisgod 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
SteveM 04/Jun/11 Lead
with Kat
Hidden 25/May/11 Lead dog
JRae 21/May/11 Lead
with Molly G, A Saul
Reaver2k 21/May/11 2nd
with JRae
Dave Gilling 04/May/11 Lead
with Chris Parson
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd dog
Peter Holder 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Aimee Wariner
howlingbaboon 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 25/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt

Also 2nd 21/6/2017 with Neil

with Jim
Jim Slater 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cragtyke 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
texuspete 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Aug/10 2nd
manwithacam 14/Aug/10 Lead

Found crux crack too wide to jam effectively so it all got a bit desperate. Thought I'd learnt to jam a bit this year but not so sure!

with Sarah
Helen Gibson 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Oceanic 03/Jul/10 -
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
Fat Tim 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Forgot my cams, was lent one by a nice man, who had just done and found it very useful.

with Kath Johnson, Sarah Baker
chrisallan 27/Jun/10 Lead dog
theotherpetehill 27/Jun/10 2nd
Barry D 27/Jun/10 Lead
with Trish
augustus trout 26/Jun/10 2nd

must remember #4 Camalot

with Al Metelko
liamoloughlin 12/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Tez29 22/May/10 Lead O/S

Good adventure

with Steve, Ivan
davidwright 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Really wet. nearly died.

Pilch 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Graham
Shauna 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jules
asmith37 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
matthewjames 23/Aug/09 Lead β
Reaver2k 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb, been looking forward to this for a long time and the jams are just brilliant, cupped hands for 3 or 4 moves. What a line, just plain awesome.

Graeme Hammond 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

lovey jam, nice finish on jugs the airy way

with Pete aka Dad
embob 22/Aug/09 2nd dog

Fantastic! Loved the arm bar rest in the eye. One fall when my foot popped. Al did v well on lead, apart from leaving me to be eaten alive by the midges...

with Alex
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Roger Cruse 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Kris
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 02/Jun/09 2nd

The first sections are steeper than they look from below. Superb route.

JDDD 02/Jun/09 Lead

A shame the crack only goes half way up the face. Superb!

mtempest 02/Jun/09 Lead
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
@ndy 31/May/09 2nd
RCrockford 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy C
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
ChuckstarUK 24/May/09 2nd dog

Bl**dy hard for the grade! The crux at the bottom is the killer. But it doesn't really ease-up that much after that!

with Nicola and Rob
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
runestone 21/Mar/09 AltLd
with Mike B
alun1111 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic! Abseil to retrieve gear

max_chan 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lou
runestone 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul V
morrisdaboss 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Steve B
joe larner 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
gazfellows 07/May/08 2nd
with shaun d
Ian Parnell 07/May/08 2nd
with Jon Winter
runestone 05/May/08 Lead
with J
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Duncan Skelton 22/Sep/07 Lead
with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson
runestone 08/Sep/07 2nd
with Mike B
runestone 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul V
John Kettle 11/Aug/07 -
Hidden 08/Aug/07 Lead O/S
psychicbread 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd
Tom Phillips 05/Aug/06 2nd
with mick
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd O/S
runestone 09/Jul/06 Lead
with Andy Turner
spacey 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 02/Jul/06 Lead
with spacey
Rob Davies 17/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with Phil Ashton
dan gibson 16/Jun/06 2nd
with helen gibson
runestone 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Paul V
A Crook 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Duncan Hassell
Stig 02/Sep/05 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
maybe_si ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/05 2nd
lost.arrow 17/Jul/05 -
with Isabelle Membrez
Gus 03/Jun/05 Solo
Hidden 05/Sep/04 2nd
Trobbo 05/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with mark humphries
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead O/S
mike fenwick ?/Sep/03 Solo

Back rope solo

Stig 25/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
erica 22/Aug/03 2nd
with Chris and Malcolm
malc 14/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with CH
Simon Caldwell 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
PenJD 20/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
lithos 10/Jul/03 Lead
andybirtwistle 10/Jul/03 Lead
chrishedgehog 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Hidden 28/Jun/03 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S

A very fine climb

with Martin Flint
IanGilbertJones 28/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/01 2nd
Mark Davies PK ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Laura
Mark Riley ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Oates
TobyA ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Stuart Adams
Bullybones ??/2000 -
chris sm 13/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
five ?/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
Hidden 20/Sep/98 Lead
skygodley 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with SarahM
fellgazelle ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Alan Haigh
stokienomad ??/1998 Lead
Martin Bennett 28/Sep/97 -
with MT
jcw ?/Jun/97 -
with Martin Harris
runestone 28/Jul/96 AltLd O/S
colin milton 22/Jul/95 2nd
with eric milton
Rob Davies ?/Jul/95 2nd
with Pete Hemmings
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead
runestone 01/Jan/95 AltLd
Gordon Stainforth 23/Jul/94 2nd
with Steve Dean
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/92 Lead

Climbed a number of times over the years.

with Andy Roberts
John Marsland 16/May/92 Lead
with Dave Soles
AlanLittle ??/1992 Lead
with Carl Blakeley
Roget 27/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with chris jones, Jonathan T
Pete Pozman 21/Oct/90 2nd
with John Byrne
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/84 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/82 2nd
babymoac 25/Apr/82 Lead
with Ben NUMC
Tony Prendergast ??/1982 -
with Paul Rice
Hidden ?/Aug/81 AltLd
charlesmfrench 07/Jun/81 Lead O/S
Tom V ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 15/Jul/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden 10/Jun/78 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/78 Lead
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead
with Al Bennett
D Tempest ?/May/74 Lead
Dave Musgrove 02/Nov/69 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 10/Oct/65 Lead
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