20m.

Rockfax Description
A fine delicate rib left of the hammer-head block on excellent rock. The first bolt is tricky to reach if the grass is wet. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1998

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Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Peak sport, Harpur Hill

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orangesmartie61 29 Jun Show βeta
βeta: Harder for the short
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MayaKeen 16 May Show βeta
βeta: Several grades harder than 6a+ if you are 5'1'' with negative ape index!! Atleast 6c. I went on to Calci Mauve (6b) and The Omen (6b) and onsighted them with no problem. But Bag of Bones I had to rest several times and really struggled as there are no intermediate crimps between the vague holds. Going up to the first bolt was not bad if you dry your shoes, but on the face after that it was very bare in terms of anything for hands or feet to get up to the next teeny crimp. I did it as a "warm up", so maybe I'd manage it later in a session, but it's at least 6c (probably even harder) if you're very short. I'm relieved Steve suggested i try it as a top-rope (which i thought odd for a 6a+) as he had a feeling it would be really tough for the short.
 
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βeta: Several grades harder than 6a+ if you are 5'1'' with negative ape index!! Atleast 6c. I went on to Calci Mauve (6b) and The Omen (6b) and onsighted them with no problem. But Bag of Bones I had to rest several times and really struggled as there are no intermediate crimps between the vague holds. Going up to the first bolt was not bad if you dry your shoes, but on the face after that it was very bare in terms of anything for hands or feet to get up to the next teeny crimp. I did it as a "warm up", so maybe I'd manage it later in a session, but it's at least 6c (probably even harder) if you're very short. I'm relieved Steve suggested i try it as a top-rope (which i thought odd for a 6a+) as he had a feeling it would be really tough for the short.
Richard 261 11 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Brilliant! Excellent, Superb climbing. Just how I like em. But surely harder than 6a+. I was looking for a route to warm down on and it was the hardest (and best) I've led all year. But superb. I've led many many 6a+ in several countries, but this was way harder. And brilliant. I reckon 6b or even 6b+ and so does the bloke I was climbing with who found it harder than Rage at Horseshoe, which he has just done. Rage is 6b. I'd definitely do it again, but 6a+? Hmmm.
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βeta: Brilliant! Excellent, Superb climbing. Just how I like em. But surely harder than 6a+. I was looking for a route to warm down on and it was the hardest (and best) I've led all year. But superb. I've led many many 6a+ in several countries, but this was way harder. And brilliant. I reckon 6b or even 6b+ and so does the bloke I was climbing with who found it harder than Rage at Horseshoe, which he has just done. Rage is 6b. I'd definitely do it again, but 6a+? Hmmm.
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 17 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Satisfying face climbing. Quality item.
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βeta: Satisfying face climbing. Quality item.
Chris the Tall 16 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Better route than Sack of stones, although slightly easier the moves are very pleasant
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βeta: Better route than Sack of stones, although slightly easier the moves are very pleasant
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
robert-hutton 23 Aug -
Hidden 21 Jul Lead O/S
RM199 21 Jul Lead rpt Amnesia flash
Amnesia flash
Hidden 18 Jul TR dog
Hidden 29 Jun 2nd
TopRopeHero 28 Jun Lead O/S
punchpidge 2 Jun Lead β
Hidden 2 Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 23 May Lead O/S
MayaKeen 16 May TR dog Several grades harder than 6a+ if you are 5'1'' with negative ape index!! Atleast 6c. I went on to Calci Mauve (6b) and The Omen (6b) and onsighted them with no problem. But Bag of Bones I had to rest several times and really struggled as there are no intermediate crimps between the vague holds. up to the first bolt was not bad, but on the face after that it was very bare. I did it as a "warm up", so maybe I'd manage it later in a session, but it's at least 6c (probably even harder) if you're very short. I'm relieved Steve suggested i try it as a top-rope (which i thought odd for a 6a+) as he had a feeling it would be really tough for the short.
Several grades harder than 6a+ if you are 5'1'' with negative ape index!! Atleast 6c. I went on to Calci Mauve (6b) and The Omen (6b) and onsighted them with no problem. But Bag of Bones I had to rest several times and really struggled as there are no intermediate crimps between the vague holds. up to the first bolt was not bad, but on the face after that it was very bare. I did it as a "warm up", so maybe I'd manage it later in a session, but it's at least 6c (probably even harder) if you're very short. I'm relieved Steve suggested i try it as a top-rope (which i thought odd for a 6a+) as he had a feeling it would be really tough for the short.
Matt Justice 16 May Lead
jjclarke70 19 Apr Lead O/S
with Shaun
with Shaun
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
TomatoPro 21 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
cindylmy 21 Aug, 2018 Lead β Last climb of the day, totally in my style. The best side-pull jug can be found on this route. It's almost like the hold was moulded by someone's hands!
Last climb of the day, totally in my style. The best side-pull jug can be found on this route. It's almost like the hold was moulded by someone's hands!
JoeFoster59 21 Aug, 2018 Lead Great really my style so it felt pretty easy. Small hands and feet . Could be a little longer but nice its brevity.
Great really my style so it felt pretty easy. Small hands and feet . Could be a little longer but nice its brevity.
GeorgeMkn 18 Aug, 2018 2nd
adruss85 18 Aug, 2018 Lead Take a sling for the top, and you win a snickers if you do a toe hook after the break (you'll know it when you see it).
Take a sling for the top, and you win a snickers if you do a toe hook after the break (you'll know it when you see it).
josh12345 8 Aug, 2018 TR
with Paul Trethewey, Mike Irwing
with Paul Trethewey, Mike Irwing
charvey 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tim
with Tim
AprilBirt 6 Aug, 2018 TR dog
KellyMarie 5 Aug, 2018 TR
rosh3000 5 Aug, 2018 Lead β
with kelly, april, dale clover, Tom
with kelly, april, dale clover, Tom
mike8331 25 Jul, 2018 Lead
with dave potter, Christheclimber
with dave potter, Christheclimber
Hidden 25 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 2nd
AnnJ 17 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Paul Davies
with Paul Davies
MarkNicholasConnor 15 Jul, 2018 Lead
FeargalR 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
SarahConnor 15 Jul, 2018 Lead
derekwwl 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2018 Lead
9fingerjon 2 Jul, 2018 Lead β
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead dog
Chrisjw 1 Jul, 2018 -
with Simon P, Martin
with Simon P, Martin
Hidden 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
The Reaper 27 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 10 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Simon Watchorn-rice
with Simon Watchorn-rice
ADJ85 9 Jun, 2018 TR
with Adj
with Adj
Hidden 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
James Oakes 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Jude Milburn 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S But harder than it looked from the ground. Enjoyable and technical moves. Pretty run out to the last clip!
with Luke Wawrzyniak
But harder than it looked from the ground. Enjoyable and technical moves. Pretty run out to the last clip!
with Luke Wawrzyniak
Pixie-Andy 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Richard Greaves
with Richard Greaves
Hidden 31 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 14 May, 2018 Lead β
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead dog
Puckle 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 May, 2018 TR dog
Hidden 24 Oct, 2017 Lead β
Hidden 24 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 Lead
Jack Delaney 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Emily Barnett
with Emily Barnett
Kaisl 18 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
djones66 3 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Brilliant climbing. Looks pretty thin and it is. There are some bigger holds out right, but not sure if they're all 'in' which detracts just a little bit from the route. Found if definitely harder than 6a+ but my legs and arms aren't very longer so that may have been a factor - a couple of 'grip clips' as a result.
with Stve mc D
Brilliant climbing. Looks pretty thin and it is. There are some bigger holds out right, but not sure if they're all 'in' which detracts just a little bit from the route. Found if definitely harder than 6a+ but my legs and arms aren't very longer so that may have been a factor - a couple of 'grip clips' as a result.
with Stve mc D
Stickle Tarn 31 May, 2017 Lead O/S
MathewWright1998 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Ky 11 May, 2017 Lead
with Paul Deane
with Paul Deane
Anguskhan 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Really great climbing with an awesome ledge for resting after technical face climbing. Anchor is a bit of a challenge to clip I found
Really great climbing with an awesome ledge for resting after technical face climbing. Anchor is a bit of a challenge to clip I found
Hidden 2 Sep, 2016 Lead
lauramarieheald 14 Aug, 2016 Lead
BarbsMurray 23 Jul, 2016 TR
with Mikey
with Mikey
edwarddhmckee3 21 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 17 Jul, 2016 Lead
Hidden 2 Jun, 2016 Lead
ninjawil 2 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Southall4000 21 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with smudge
with smudge
smudge 21 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 Lead
Hidden 11 Oct, 2015 Lead rpt
Palmer 30 Sep, 2015 Lead dog
admackie 30 Sep, 2015 Lead
with Palmer
with Palmer
ben.phillips 20 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Freddie
with Freddie
Chris Wright 30 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
andyman666999 22 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Slippy grassy bank to start of route, grey and crimpy. Really not very interesting cannot understand the star rating. 1 star at best.
Slippy grassy bank to start of route, grey and crimpy. Really not very interesting cannot understand the star rating. 1 star at best.
Alex@home 10 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Kap 9 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 7 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
with rich_hw
rich_hw 6 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Nick Sherring 3 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Really nice technical climbing up to the break, much better than it looks from the ground
Really nice technical climbing up to the break, much better than it looks from the ground
psborland 3 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
jjsk8a 5 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Wicked climb took a few downclimbs to work out the sequences but got it clean so was stoked - right up there with perfect pitch dws for quality
Wicked climb took a few downclimbs to work out the sequences but got it clean so was stoked - right up there with perfect pitch dws for quality
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
JimboWizbo 16 May, 2015 Lead O/S Windy!
with Mike
Windy!
with Mike
nickcanute ??, 2015 Lead
fochocki 12 Oct, 2014 Lead dog Scary, but satisfying.
with Wevcore
Scary, but satisfying.
with Wevcore
Wevcore 12 Oct, 2014 TR O/S
MBano 7 Sep, 2014 TR β
OliverRoss 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ryan Baird
with Ryan Baird
oodie72 31 Aug, 2014 AltLd dog
with chancer
with chancer
chancer 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with oodie72
with oodie72
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
MaccMark 23 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Clare Hodgson
with Clare Hodgson
stp 15 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Tom
with Tom
Jack93 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Jack ULMC, Chris ULMC
with Jack ULMC, Chris ULMC
nai 22 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andrew
with Andrew
chrisbussell 16 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
with Tim O'Neill
Dennis999 14 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
D Tempest 7 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Paul
with Paul
Jonathan Hall 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with RM199
with RM199
RM199 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 20 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Aug, 2012 2nd
al99 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
gripped01 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with al99, Dave Tait
with al99, Dave Tait
Oliver Branagan 27 May, 2012 Lead β Cool crux move.
with Mick r
Cool crux move.
with Mick r
Mick r 27 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 11 Mar, 2012 Lead β On Robin's QDs. Lovely delicate moves off high feet and small positive holds.
with Si and Robin
On Robin's QDs. Lovely delicate moves off high feet and small positive holds.
with Si and Robin
ojp 11 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 11 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Delicate moves on lovely small holds if you take the direct line.
Delicate moves on lovely small holds if you take the direct line.
eel 3 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
david taylor ?Sep, 2011 Lead
JRae 3 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Lisaaa
with Lisaaa
Hidden 3 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
simone.lombardi 30 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Maciej Konrad Sochacki
with Maciej Konrad Sochacki
Hidden 24 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle ?Jan, 2011 Lead
keith Lonsdale ?Jan, 2011 2nd
keith Lonsdale ??, 2011 2nd easter 2011
easter 2011
dashitboarder 15 Aug, 2010 Lead
with Jess
with Jess
R8JimBob88 8 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S A lovely route. Looks blank from below but there are plenty of crimps en route.
A lovely route. Looks blank from below but there are plenty of crimps en route.
SR1970 ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
ClaireS 27 Jun, 2010 Lead
minirollsrule 27 Jun, 2010 2nd
with ClaireS
with ClaireS
Hidden 23 Jun, 2010 2nd
ClaireS 20 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf Have to go back and finish this, absolutely stunning climbing.
Have to go back and finish this, absolutely stunning climbing.
Byronius Maximus 5 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Twisty
with Twisty
Twisty 5 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
with Byron Buck
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
AlexDexter 11 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Laurence
with Laurence
Darragh ?Oct, 2009 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2009 2nd
steveb2006 12 Jul, 2009 Lead Val belays only
Val belays only
thrutch 2 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Sarah
with Sarah
Hidden 2 Jul, 2009 TR O/S
jcurley 16 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
Mark A Humphries 16 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Joe
with Joe
Hidden 11 May, 2008 2nd
Jim Slater 11 May, 2008 Lead dog
Richard 261 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S Brilliant! Excellent, Superb climbing. Just how I like em. But surely harder than 6a+. I was looking for a route to warm down on and it was the hardest (and best) I've led all year. But superb. I've led many many 6a+ in several countries, but this was way harder. And brilliant. I reckon 6b or even 6b+ and so does the bloke I was climbing with who found it harder than Rage at Horseshoe, which he has just done. Rage is 6b. I'd definitely do it again, but 6a+? Hmmm.
with Graham
Brilliant! Excellent, Superb climbing. Just how I like em. But surely harder than 6a+. I was looking for a route to warm down on and it was the hardest (and best) I've led all year. But superb. I've led many many 6a+ in several countries, but this was way harder. And brilliant. I reckon 6b or even 6b+ and so does the bloke I was climbing with who found it harder than Rage at Horseshoe, which he has just done. Rage is 6b. I'd definitely do it again, but 6a+? Hmmm.
with Graham
Dave Mason 5 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Andrew Roach
with Andrew Roach
Martin Haworth ?Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Richard
with Richard
Tom Phillips 19 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Jarin
with Jarin
andybirtwistle 12 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Andy Grondowski
with Andy Grondowski
Stig 11 Jun, 2006 Lead dnf
with Maciek
with Maciek
Roget 11 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2005 Lead
Phill Mitch ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with dave
with dave
Hidden ??, 2005 -
Carl Smethurst 5 Sep, 2004 Lead β
with Ian Pickles
with Ian Pickles
steveb2006 19 May, 2004 Lead
with Roland Smith
with Roland Smith
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2004 Lead
goi.ashmore 18 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
with Roy Thomas
steveb2006 20 Jul, 2003 Lead
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
Chris the Tall ?Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with Ian Fones
with Ian Fones
Hidden ??, 2002 -
phardman 9 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
steveb2006 1 Jul, 2001 Lead Pete leads first
with Pete Carter
Pete leads first
with Pete Carter
Neil McA 22 May, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2000 Lead
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
D Tempest 5 Sep, 1999 Lead
with Rick
with Rick
sadams 1 Aug, 1999 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
with Hugh Cottom
uphillnow 1 Aug, 1999 Lead
skygodley 11 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
with Julia Bodle
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
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Votes cast 47
Style of Ascent
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