Rockfax Description
A great climb with some testing moves through the hanging groove. From a block, step right onto the wall and climb to the groove. Pull out left and head up to a roof, step right to a groove then pull up and back left above the bulge (direct is 6b+ and on the left it is 6b). Finish up the easier grooved arete above. © Rockfax

FA. Bill Birch, Sid Siddiqui 1994

Ticklists: Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Peak sport.

eoinb 16/Sep/17 Lead
GLO 27/Aug/17 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jul/17 TR dog
Niamh Gibson 18/Jul/17 Lead RP
Rory_Cummings_NI 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Sid Sherborne 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Not really sure why this is a Top50, the line is a bit awkward.

Nabil 17/Jun/17 TR
harry.morrish 17/Jun/17 TR β

gave up on lead

with Nabil
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
admackie 03/Jun/17 Lead
with Ardo, mark
marconi 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Mackie, Neil
Ardo 03/Jun/17 Lead RP

1st rp. Not a good warm up.

bendevonport 01/Jun/17 TR
Cole Robertson 07/May/17 Lead RP

Weird crux at the bottom. Thought it would make a good warm up, but far too thoughtful for early in the morning:/ Second go clean and easy. Took the 6b+ option direct over the second bulge, definitely the best climbing on the route. Three stars? Do they make this stuff up? One at best.

adamsriches 07/May/17 Lead β

Fairly tricky climbing for a 6b, not sure would have got through without shouted beta from another climber.

George Frisby 07/May/17 2nd dnf

Couldn't get through the groove. awkward moves.

with Cole
Jacob Gretton 22/Apr/17 Lead dog

Came off once due to stupidity, clipping the anchor was a little sketchy!

evans859 22/Apr/17 Lead dog

Shamefully grabbed the quickdraw whilst pumped only to find the clipping jug afterwards! Other than that, not bad a route.

hutchay 09/Oct/16 Lead G/U
tonevert 18/Sep/16 Lead dog
with Paloma
oodie72 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
chancer 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ed Wigmore
David Clover ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
miriamclaire 14/Aug/16 2nd
with hutchay
mike8331 05/Aug/16 Lead
with mike jones
Owen Johnson 24/Jul/16 Lead dog
rowland penty 23/Jul/16 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Jul/16 2nd dog
JimboWizbo 19/Jul/16 Lead

Second half after starting up Mr T. Why oh why isn't the lower off 2 feet lower, unnecessary big fall potential to reach the chain for no added value

with Beth
kevinlee 17/Jul/16 Lead
with natalia wasielka, derekwwl
derekwwl 17/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Kevinlee, Natalia
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
khalidq 03/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Matt Hobby
DDDD 17/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice climb

with Mark Hundleby
mop449 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Decent climbing. Small feet. My only complaint is that the lower off should be 2 foot lower (clippable from the ledge). The final moves add nothing and make the chains unnecessarily awkward.

Phil Davidson 12/May/16 Lead O/S
with Edward Crossland
melv 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Fi
Tala A 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Becky 03/Apr/16 2nd dog
bryce.dorin 27/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Went direct over the bulge.

Tall Gecko Hands 25/Oct/15 Lead dog

Great long route. First bolt is above a decent drop. The slab is very fun with a one-arm mantle. It gets a bit scary after that. It is a bit confusing at the second roof, but you actually have to traverse right.

Constant Solo 11/Oct/15 Lead dog
AdamBrown 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Chris O
David Sherratt 03/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/15 Lead dog
bigdrew 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead
embob 08/Aug/15 Lead

Started up the route to the left by mistake, but back on track by the third bolt. 6b version, some nice moves but felt a bit like I was cheating going left.

with Alex
Nick Sherring 03/Aug/15 Lead rpt

direct through the bluge, pretty tricky. Not as good overall as Apollo Creed.

psborland 03/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Ash Sayers ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Stickle Tarn 04/Jul/15 Lead RP
tom_lewis89 03/Jul/15 Lead dog

Really annoyed I came off at second roof after i'd done most the hard work. Need to repeat!

Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead β
dprctr 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Maddie 25/May/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Hostford, Alun
Dan Hostford 25/May/15 Lead dnf
JimboWizbo 16/May/15 Lead dog

Hard to onsight the crux. Very windy. Edit: Turns out we were on the adjacent 6c+, that makes more sense

with Mike
AlexRenshaw 25/Apr/15 Lead
julesmckim 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Just in time before torrential downpour! Great climbing throughout

with Alex Renshaw
Scott Anderson 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Gav left his draws in place, made it easier. Run out at the top

with Gav
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead
GouldHarry ??/2015 -
Tommyads ??/2015 -
nickcanute ??/2015 Lead
tom.truhelka 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Getting confused with the other routes around.

Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 07/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
John Jefferies 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
DaveMo 03/Aug/14 Lead β
with Jan
gpcomps 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Amyola ?/Jul/14 2nd
mrteale 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
MrBIond 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead RP
tom3667 15/Jun/14 Lead RP

Really nice route, some excellent moves on it

Adam_42 13/Jun/14 Lead dog

Tried going right, didn't fany the run out so went direct but fell. Could do with some extra bolts methinks!

with Joey Capper, Chris Shannon
mbxcs1 13/Jun/14 Lead dnf
stp 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
The Reaper 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
GeorgeNunn ?/Jun/14 Lead
richjm ?/May/14 Lead O/S
with George Nunn
Hidden 12/Apr/14 TR O/S
tmawer 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Bram
BTphonehome 05/Oct/13 TR dog
with Tony
pie_eater_pete 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 12/Sep/13 Lead
Jack93 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jack ULMC, Chris ULMC
Chris Redding 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
dsgarner 03/Aug/13 TR dog

1 fall at crux

Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead rpt
chrisbussell 16/Jul/13 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 14/Jul/13 TR β
danoflynn 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 11/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Also did the direct start and finish at 6c+ (the direct start is on Ask Mr. T for Tea).

M_Robinson 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Hatto, Ian Robinson
Chriswallis2 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Anna
DaveMo 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Very pleased. Took a while on the route as sequences were hard to read and the route meanders. But climbing slow at present anyway.

Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
elCapitano 15/Sep/12 Lead dog

Shit route. Shit crag.

with Coatesy
al99 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Percy
gripped01 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Al Benson, Dave Tait
mark20 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Gallant 28/Jul/12 Lead β
Nick Allen 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with pep
Hidden 21/Jun/12 TR dog
Tom Doldon 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with sam simpson 48
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead rpt
sopaz 10/Jun/12 2nd dog
M_W_Court 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Stuart Cartwright
Mick r 27/May/12 Lead dog

wrong sequence and no stamina...

with Olli
Oliver Branagan 27/May/12 Lead β

Direct variant, was sure I was off. Just managed to stick a last desperation slap. Enjoyed.

with Mick R
Roberto 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 11/Mar/12 Lead β

On Robin's QDs. Hard for 6b - harder than Apollo Creed - and surprisingly imposing. Don't reckon it's quite as good as Apollo either.

with Robin
robin_hackney 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
justin c ??/2012 -

desperate if you try to climb the groove on the L ... About 6c+

steven 02/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Ade
eel 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
thomasadixon 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead
Adam Booth 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S

3 stars???? Come off it. Average climb in a manky quarry.

Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead dog
drcorbasisgod 03/Jul/11 Lead
Jonathan Hall 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/11 TR dog
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead dnf
AsleepOnBelay 10/May/11 Lead RP

Yowser. Had a bit of a mare around the third clip first time but got it clean second time round. There's a fresh scar there, has a bit come off? Went for the traverse but would like to do the direct version.

with Rich G
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead dog
smudge 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Technical climbing, really good line. Surprising quality for Harpur Hill ;o) Definitely worth a couple of stars!

Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead
Phill Mitch 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with bleggs
richardr 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf

Didn't enjoy the route, or the style of climbing, and couldn't feel hands. Sacked it after a bit of an epic.

Hidden ??/2011 Lead dog
R8JimBob88 04/Sep/10 Lead β

Can't really call it an onsight as I have climbed apollo creed and the two routes meet near the top. This route was the harder of the two.

with Laura
john lynch 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with ian turton
Jim Slater 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead dog
natalie28 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Rik
Hidden 29/Jun/10 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 02/Jun/10 Lead dog

annoying! but still not giving up some bloke gave me beta since the O/S is blown :( only hard part for me is second roof the first roof is messy but just keep your eyes on the look out :)

Hidden 15/May/10 2nd dnf
jamesgodwin64 10/Apr/10 Lead dnf

lol went wrong way and couldnt reverse the moves :P

Diggler 17/Oct/09 Lead dog

One fall foot slipped under roof

with Andy o Boy
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead
Alex Winter 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
tedj234 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with David Liu
Nicos 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead
Coel Hellier 05/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd
thrutch 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 02/Jul/09 TR dog
Chris the Tall 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Excellant route, low crux but above it's sustained and quite an intricate line, so thanks to Matt for all the beta

with Matt B
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead
Morgan Woods 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Iain
SeanHopkins ??/2009 -
DannyK 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Climbed 6b+ varient

with Katie
Andrew Barker 23/Jun/08 Lead β
with Wormatron
Joe Dove 23/Jun/08 Lead
with paul
Sankey 11/May/08 TR O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 11/May/08 Lead O/S

6b+ direct finish

with Stephen
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
dohart ??/2008 TR β
with zippy
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 24/Jul/07 Lead β
with dean howard
Hidden 16/Jun/07 2nd
Nick Taylor 16/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Mick B 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Dave & Gary
Ian Broome 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Matt
pete johnson 06/Aug/06 -
with Phil Moore, Kevin Sales, Paul Drew
pauldrew 06/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead rpt
MeMeMe 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 22/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Stig 18/Jul/06 Lead dog
with Jonathan Teale
andybirtwistle 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Sue Birtwistle
Tom Phillips 03/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with leo
Leofallon 03/Jul/06 2nd
Stig 11/Jun/06 Lead dog

Attempting the 6b+ direct

with Maciek
Stone Muppet ??/2006 -
Dave Mason ?/Sep/05 Lead dog
with Trev Tatler
Chesh ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with ScotsPaul
just one more 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with chris nunn, tim b, Svenn G
Hidden 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Dickie & co.
Carl Smethurst 05/Sep/04 TR
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/03 Lead
goi.ashmore 10/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Tree
Duncan I ?/Jul/03 -
with Goi Ashmore
Hidden ??/2002 -
steepstuff ??/2002 Lead
with Gary
Hidden 01/Jul/01 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/00 2nd
uphillnow ?/May/00 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/2000 Lead
with Jim Thomas, Paul Greenland
Hidden 12/Sep/99 AltLd
D Tempest 08/Aug/99 Lead
with Rick
Roget 05/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with jon
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