Rockfax Description
The best route here but getting polished. Gain the wavey flake via a hard move, then climb this with powerful moves past the 3rd bolt to a jug. Swing left to better holds and up to the belay. © Rockfax

FA. Nadim Siddiqui, Bill Birch, Rick Gibbon 1994

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic UK F7s, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Peak sport.

benjaminwhite001 24/Sep Lead RP

Long draw at last bolt definitely helpful for the short. One of the best routes I've done.

with Nathan
James 1 24/Sep Lead RP

Quality climbing with fun and varied moves.

with Luke
davidw 17/Sep TR
ClimbCJH 12/Sep 2nd dnf
Jack J Keogan 30/Aug Lead dog
with George
mr_cf 27/Aug Lead RP

Cool moves, pre-clipping second for the send is totally legit! Really high!

hutchay 27/Aug Lead RP
David Clover 27/Aug Lead RP

1st respoint. Second bolt is a ground fall

Maynard 26/Aug Lead RP

Got back on it after pulling a huge hold off back in April. Brilliant route, knee bar is wicked. Start is the hardest part, feels hard for 7a.

Andrew Norman 26/Aug TR dnf
with Jarred, Ryan, Seg, Philippa Drage, Maynard
Tomas P 20/Aug Lead G/U
with Aelita
Garnham 06/Aug Lead dnf

Future Project

with Lucy s
DavidMcK 29/Jul Lead RP

Second go, soft 7a+ I reckon.

ashtond6 29/Jul Lead rpt

2nd go

Ky 12/Jul Lead dnf
with Wales
Jonathan Hall 12/Jul Lead RP

Wicked climb and is doable even for shorties

Hoyes 05/Jul Lead RP

First 7a :-)

Jonathan Hall 05/Jul TR rpt
Jonathan Hall 05/Jul Lead dog
Hoyes 30/Jun TR dog

Got it in two overlapping halves - just need to link it now.

Jonathan Hall 30/Jun TR dog
Aeron Thomas 16/Jun Lead RP

Awesome route! 3rd RP

with James 1
Jonathan Hall 14/Jun TR dog
Hoyes 14/Jun TR dog
Ardo 03/Jun TR dnf
marconi 03/Jun Lead β
with Neil, Mackie
admackie 03/Jun Lead

second go today

with mark, Ardo
bendevonport 01/Jun TR dnf

Tried all the moves

Hidden 26/May TR dnf
Barrie Schofield II 09/May Lead RP
Rory_Cummings_NI 03/May Lead O/S
with Hamish, George
MathewWright1998 30/Apr Lead O/S

Not as good as i expected

Elliot Walker 23/Apr Lead RP
Jacob Gretton 22/Apr Lead RP

Had a couple of goes on top rope figuring out the beta, went clean on the 1st RP after that

evans859 22/Apr Lead RP

Amazing climb and really happy with the solid 7a! Glad to have come back after failing massively the first time I tried it last year. Props to Jacob for finding the toe jam to make the first bit easy!

Speed Reed ??/2017 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 13/Sep/16 Lead

All the moves in poor codisions, awsome climbe:-(

sd2k 03/Aug/16 Lead dnf
with Eddo
mrteale 03/Aug/16 Lead rpt


with sd2k
nai 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Alex
Alex@home 14/Jul/16 Lead RP

Foot slipped near 2nd bolt on first go. 2nd and 3rd goes got pumped by final bolt. Got it 4th go. Excellent climbing

with Ian
Adam24B 06/Jun/16 Lead G/U

Stuck at the second clip, got it next go

with Steaph Chaimbeul
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 20/May/16 Lead O/S
with Steph
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead RP
danJBA 15/May/16 Lead RP
mop449 14/May/16 Lead RP

Best 7a I've done in a while. A bit stiffer than some of the Portland 7a's.

GeneralFifi 14/May/16 Lead RP

Classic which needed to be done. Very enjoyable and techy which suits me perfectly. Quite pumpy with a great kneebar rest. Solid 7a, got it on first redpoint

dan_o_b 11/May/16 2nd dnf
bryce.dorin 27/Feb/16 Lead dnf
GouldHarry ??/2016 Lead RP
AdamBrown 03/Oct/15 Lead G/U

Worth the trip to the quarry. Foot slipped first time clean second go.

with Chris O
David Sherratt 08/Sep/15 Lead RP
Gympaul 06/Sep/15 Lead dog

2 rests on second go. Great route- should go next time....

Hidden 22/Aug/15 Lead RP
thrutch 16/Aug/15 Lead RP
with helen
doman11hate 01/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Czarek
Ash Sayers ?/Aug/15 Lead RP
Ash Sayers ?/Aug/15 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead dog
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 11/Jul/15 Lead RP

good route, didn't get a knee bar and the method i used for getting off the flake felt about english 6b!

with the gang
Nick1812P 09/Jul/15 Lead G/U

cocked up at the first bolt on the onsight as I missed some holds, lowered then did it first proper go. 7a in rockfax which seems harsh.

with Jake
Jake Young 09/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Nick
tom_lewis89 03/Jul/15 TR dog

Dogged my way up this on a TR for fun - something to work towards!

Jack Delaney 01/Jul/15 Lead RP

Such a beautiful line

with Emily Barnett
Hidden 30/Jun/15 TR dnf
AnneMarie 29/Jun/15 TR dnf
Barrie Schofield II 29/Jun/15 TR dog

definitely a project!

Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead dog
dprctr 10/Jun/15 Lead dog
Tom Gale 30/May/15 Lead dog

Come back another time, got the sequence now, lovely movement

with Dan
tom.truhelka 24/May/15 -

Failed. To be repeated.

nickcanute ??/2015 Lead
Tommyads ??/2015 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead RP
JimboWizbo 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

One height dependent move to the first bolt. 7a for me I guess. First redpoint attempt. Chuffed.

with Craig C
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
DaveMo 03/Aug/14 TR dog
with Jan
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead dnf
AlexBush 11/Jul/14 TR dnf

Went up route to have a look. Down as 6c in the guide!

with Ben Johnson
mrteale 20/Jun/14 Lead RP
stp 19/May/14 Lead O/S

An almost onsight - was told there was a kneebar just before starting - though that was fairly obvious just looking from the ground. A great route on perfect rock climbing an unusual feature.

with Tom, Julie
david morse 17/May/14 Lead RP
with KT, Andy Lole, helen
Hidden 17/May/14 TR
Kevster 12/Apr/14 Lead RP

Blew the onsight so spectacularily.

with Will T
ejected ??/2014 -
tmawer 05/Oct/13 Lead RP

Second go. Top move left to jugs felt like the crux.

with Bram
Haydn Jones 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S

3 stars

with duncan
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead β
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead RP
Stig 22/Jun/13 TR rpt

Clean first go.

with Emlyn
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead RP
Stig 21/Jun/13 Lead rpt

2nd go.

with Simon
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead RP
RFWilkie 26/May/13 Lead RP

Tricky moves low down which is very reachy and also tricky leaving the flake. 2nd bolt is high, took a long fall reaching past it prior to clip on 1st RP attempt.

Jay-Ast 06/May/13 Lead RP

got it 1st redpoint afternoon sun didn't help. great route.. seems very out of place at harpur

with mick, Rosyk
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead RP
mrginna 10/Apr/13 Lead dog

I will be back

Rob Gillespie ??/2013 Lead β
Matt Broadhurst ??/2013 Lead RP

Really cool climbing and first no hands knee bar rest :)

with Sian
sammo247 15/Sep/12 Lead RP

Very very nice climb, no harder than 7a

chiverstom 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Ian Bell 08/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Nails, couldn't get to 2nd bolt.

highrepute 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mark20 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Shortarse.Crowley 11/Jul/12 Lead RP

Absolutely mega climb! Worked on it for days and finally defeated cairn clean after practise :) Definitely a 7a+ for a shorty like me!

with Justin Critchlow
leon 28/Jun/12 Lead RP

Putting the quick draws in on the lead(first time ive done this on 7a), went ok. After completing, lowered and went straight back-up on TR unclipping, did it clean again but was pertty exhausted at the top.

with Jon Cooper
Joe Costello 27/Jun/12 Lead RP

1st redders. Reachy move past 1st bolt, the rest is brilliant. Almost 3 stars.

with Ben
leon 25/Jun/12 TR rpt

1st go it felt desperate (like I almost packed in and did something else desperate). 2nd go did it in two sections. 3rd & 4th goes both clean unclipping as I went. Next time on the lead.

with Rob Adie
M_W_Court 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Stuart Cartwright
mattwyles1 26/May/12 Lead RP

Quick tick in ridiculous heat. Brilliant climb, much easier if you're tall on the crux. Never 7a+. Owe Scott a belay.

with Scott
justin c ??/2012 Lead rpt

A contender for best limstone 7a in the peak here! It is that good...

Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead RP
lewiz 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Got to second bolt, didn't want to commit to the next

BicepAndrews 18/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Ben
thomasadixon 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Becca
drysori 02/Sep/11 Lead RP
Owen W-G 27/Aug/11 TR dog

On a cold, wet, windy day. Nails start, nails finish. Could do each of the sections but felt miles from piecing it all together.

with Mike
harvie 23/Aug/11 Lead β
with Luke Harvie
Compo 21/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Will
Thinker01 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

Hard and very sequence dependant - mucho respect to anyone that on-sights it! Ran out of time. Will def be able to lead it clean if I go back.

with Bec
nathanlee 09/Aug/11 Lead RP

Fell off onsight high up. Went easy 1st RP. 3*.

with Adam Gill
Adam Booth 06/Aug/11 Lead RP

Lovely route. Hard start, pumpy at the top. 1st RP.

Hidden 06/Aug/11 Lead RP
Mike_Hayes 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
Hidden 30/Jul/11 -
Marti999 09/Jul/11 Lead RP

first RP

with Anna
Stefan Gallagher 03/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Duncan Disorderly ?/Jul/11 Lead RP

Considering the wealth of shi*e at this venue this is really a diamond in the rough - so good I did it twice!

with Buttters
Honrei 26/Jun/11 Lead RP

3rd go! Hard moves off the initial ledge, great moves higher up and they keep coming - packs a lot in for a short route

R8JimBob88 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

About time!

with Simon
R8JimBob88 09/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Laura
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead RP
John Cooper 09/May/11 Lead RP
jamesgodwin64 05/May/11 Lead rpt

second time in 2 days love it! still nails though and did it with placing the draws on the lead as well this time slightly easier than the first but still pumpy and you cant really afford to miss a foot hold or mess about unless you can already do the grade fairly well.

Viki 04/May/11 TR dnf
jamesgodwin64 03/May/11 Lead rpt

after 2 TR's and on the first lead i got it one hell of a climb is all i can say! and as for it being debatable for 6c/7a defo a 7a for me.

R8JimBob88 02/May/11 Lead dog

Defeated again.... Took some big air from the last few moves. I reckon ive got the beta to get it clean next time

with Laura
thefuturesmiles ?/May/11 Lead RP

ridiculously good

Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Apr/11 TR dog
R8JimBob88 25/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Laura
Hidden 24/Apr/11 TR
Hidden 24/Apr/11 TR dog
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rockjedi 22/Apr/11 Lead RP
gregoritos 21/Apr/11 Lead rpt

this is steady 7a in my opinion.

Souljah 21/Apr/11 Lead

First redpoint after 5mins working the first clip. Booya!

with Greg
R8JimBob88 17/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Jay
R8JimBob88 10/Apr/11 Lead dog

An ongoing project... The 6 month gap over winter did not help. Will keep coming back until its done!

with Laura
Lex Wilkinson 09/Apr/11 Lead RP
James Oakes 27/Mar/11 Lead RP

1st RP, amazing moves.

Olli-C 02/Mar/11 2nd

lovely, did it a completely different way to franco and dylan, loved getting a knee bar.

with dylan, Franco, Sarah Rixham
phillipwright ??/2011 -
BicepAndrews 30/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Sam Whiting
phil64 18/Sep/10 Lead RP

no route can be worth 3 stars in this tottering dump

with tim hunter
R8JimBob88 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

Did all moves but very tough. A few more goes and then I'll 'av it!

with Laura
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead RP
jelaby 22/Aug/10 TR dog

Not enough time to rest up for a good headpoint attempt. Couldn't work out the crux until notgnarly found a brilliant heel-hook crossthrough move out left; and then couldn't even do the moves lower down on top rope. Will come back when rested. Brilliant route with brilliant moves.

Hidden 22/Aug/10 TR RP
thrutch 01/Aug/10 -
with Sven
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead RP
Tony Little 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Nick Taylor 30/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Ben Wills
Hidden 26/Jun/10 TR dnf
Fred Mainwaring 26/Jun/10 Lead
jamiev 24/Jun/10 Lead dog

i still think this is hard if under 5'7". Sussed/remembered beta for the move by 1st bolt and lead clean from there to top.

with Tom Lewis
willoates 23/Jun/10 Lead dog
with Stu
mark s 22/Jun/10 Lead

The yearly pilgrimage,the 1 and only reason to visit harpur hill.good route

with andi t
martroberts 16/Jun/10 Lead RP

2nd go. Worth the full 3 stars. Hard 7a to me I think

Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead dnf
Byronius Maximus 05/Jun/10 Lead dog

Great route, had a few rests and have now worked out the crux so hopefully be back to get it clean soon.

Twisty 05/Jun/10 Lead dog

failed on last move out left, don't know why as I'd done that cleanly 3 times before after falling off lower down. Glad it gets the '+' on here though ;-)

with Byron Buck
Franco Cookson 20/May/10 Lead O/S

Glad to get the classic first go as my warm up route. Found the crux very easy and the easy top hard to read.

with chi
Chi Cheng 20/May/10 TR dog
jacobjacob 18/Apr/10 Lead β
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead β
jamesgodwin64 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf
R8JimBob88 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Must get stronger for the next attempt!

with James
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead RP
Mattu ??/2010 Lead dnf


Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead dog
georgel 16/Aug/09 Lead RP

brilliant climb but felt easier than 7a to me

with iain
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR dnf
jamiev 25/Jul/09 TR RP

lead putting clips in but couldnt suss move to flake (quite hard if 5'6" or less). Then TR'd clean in one.

jibberingwreck 10/Jul/09 TR dog
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Lead
mustgetstronger 10/Jul/09 TR dog
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead RP
Alex Mason 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Wicked route, immaculate, hard to suss-out up top.

with mick radford
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd
Mick r 05/Jul/09 TR dog

had a quick go after Al. Managed all the moves OK with only 2 rests so reckon it would go if I put some effort into it

mbutton ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead RP
jibberingwreck 12/Jun/09 Lead dog

Clip stick action required!

mustgetstronger 12/Jun/09 Lead dog
Somerset swede basher 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Katharine
catt 30/May/09 Lead RP

7a not 7a+. Ace, and all over very quick and painless in the end. Put the clips in and then it went first go today.

Morgan Woods 30/May/09 Lead RP

Doesn't feel so bad once you know what to do.

with Iain
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead RP
Hidden 30/May/09 -
Hidden 23/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead RP
Mike_Hayes 25/Apr/09 -
with jamie Restoric
Mike_Hayes 22/Apr/09 Lead RP
with Kate Bush
Dale Comley ?/Apr/09 Lead RP

Best route at Hsrpur Hill

Will Jung 15/Mar/09 TR dog
with Matthew Bradman
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
blaza1 ??/2009 Lead RP
Gazleah 16/Nov/08 Lead dnf

tough move up to the flake, couldn't quite sus it out

tom.ireson 16/Nov/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead RP
Stig 16/Sep/08 Lead RP

Climbed first go with the clips in after two previous sessions. Great route!

with Goi
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead RP
robal ?/Sep/08 Lead RP
Mike Todd ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Dan
Andrew Barker 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Superb, one of my favourite sport routes.

with Nick Rabb
Andrew Sloan 08/Jun/08 TR dog
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 18/May/08 TR RP
Andrew Sloan 07/May/08 TR dog
robyn1 ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead O/S
with aiden
Jim pratt ??/2008 Lead O/S
kristian ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
DrGav 25/Aug/07 Lead dog

Strenuous, and good foot work required (sadly). Should come back to this.

with Adam
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Lead RP
Mark A Humphries 24/Jul/07 Lead RP
with dean howard
Jack Symmons ?/Jul/07 Lead

So close....

with Chris T
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead RP
StuM 06/Jun/07 Lead RP
with Chris Watson
Hidden 25/May/07 -
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd dog
goi.ashmore 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Arnaud Garcon
dominic lee ??/2007 Lead O/S
with simon nadin
Ramon Marin 14/Oct/06 Lead dnf
with Glen Borrel
Hidden 27/Jul/06 Lead RP
Gus 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S

In the afternoon after getting the 2nd ascent of "The Pride" in the churner that morning. Well chilled in the sun!

with simon "the horse" wilson
alaan 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Crispin
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Boy ??/2006 -
Jon Read ?/Jun/03 Lead RP
with Debs
Hidden 06/Jun/02 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2002 -
steepstuff ??/2002 Lead
with Gary
Hidden 27/Aug/00 2nd
skygodley 25/Jun/00 Lead RP
with SarahM
Roget 06/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Billg ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
uphillnow ?/May/99 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/94 -
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