12m.

Rockfax Description
A fine, historic route from the 80s, which has some stopper moves and regularly repels redpoint attempts. Start in the cave and swing out to gain the wall. Reaching the hanging groove up and left is taxing, climbing it is only marginally easier. Finish by stretching left to the big flake and lower-off, or try the next route. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Atkinson 1988. The hardest route in the country at the time and completed the day before Martin moved to Switzerland.

Ticklists

Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, A lifetimes worth of inspiration, UK 8a and up, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Definitive *** Peak Lime

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Logged Ascents

UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
MathewWright1998 26 May Lead rpt Repeated for the extension
Repeated for the extension
Hidden 24 May Lead RP
Alex Norton 3 May Lead RP Great route, happy to get this ticked.
Great route, happy to get this ticked.
Ally Smith 28 Apr Lead dog Great re-acquaintance - all the moves and some great links (Horn & undercut to the chains). Quietly psyched now :-)
with Gareth
Great re-acquaintance - all the moves and some great links (Horn & undercut to the chains). Quietly psyched now :-)
with Gareth
Siara Fabbri 7 Apr Lead dnf First day on it, can't wait to come back!
First day on it, can't wait to come back!
Holly R 7 Apr Lead RP
Patrick Hill 21 Nov, 2018 Lead RP So many lamp sessions to get this done. So psyched at the top.
with Louis
So many lamp sessions to get this done. So psyched at the top.
with Louis
MathewWright1998 4 Nov, 2018 Lead RP After having a ridiculous mental block on it for over half a dozen sessions and being shut down by the 5.10 pad, I finally brought myself a send pad and it went on my first red point of having it! Psycheddd!!
After having a ridiculous mental block on it for over half a dozen sessions and being shut down by the 5.10 pad, I finally brought myself a send pad and it went on my first red point of having it! Psycheddd!!
Ally Smith 6 Oct, 2018 Lead dog Definite progress - had a doggin' session without damaging ring finger - winner!
with Brummie Mat
Definite progress - had a doggin' session without damaging ring finger - winner!
with Brummie Mat
Edd Mowbray 15 Sep, 2018 Lead RP Goal of the year :)
Goal of the year :)
Patrick Hill 3 May, 2018 Lead dog
with Tophe
with Tophe
MathewWright1998 11 Jul, 2017 Lead dog 3 links - 2 sessions
3 links - 2 sessions
oliver.ghill91 18 May, 2017 Lead RP
with Juliette
with Juliette
Tophe 12 Apr, 2017 Lead RP
with Nina
with Nina
Ally Smith 8 Apr, 2017 Lead dog
with Ted Kingsnorth
with Ted Kingsnorth
Apharri ?Apr, 2017 Lead
Haydn Jones 10 Dec, 2016 Lead RP No knee bar. A lot harder
No knee bar. A lot harder
NDD 29 Nov, 2016 Lead RP Wooop! Happy to do this. Fell off the top a number of times... But felt good to clip the chains.
with Andy Cave, Dave Hesleden
Wooop! Happy to do this. Fell off the top a number of times... But felt good to clip the chains.
with Andy Cave, Dave Hesleden
PeterDawson 22 Oct, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
OERees 8 Nov, 2015 Lead dog
OERees 7 Nov, 2015 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 7 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt
Luke Dawson 30 Apr, 2015 Lead RP
Ally Smith 16 Aug, 2014 Lead dog Account opened...
with Matt Donnelly, Ted Kingsnorth
Account opened...
with Matt Donnelly, Ted Kingsnorth
Haydn Jones 12 Jul, 2014 Lead RP went first try tonight after Thursdays shambles on it. classic! 8b+ in 3 years of climbing theres still a few months to push for 8c! vimeo.com/100608171
went first try tonight after Thursdays shambles on it. classic! 8b+ in 3 years of climbing theres still a few months to push for 8c! vimeo.com/100608171
mic_b 7 Jul, 2014 Lead RP
with heidi m
with heidi m
Ethan 25 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Sam W
with Sam W
gcarmichael 9 May, 2013 Lead RP YES!! Psyched to do this route, really amazing climbing on it! Can't wait to finish exams and get on new stuff this summer :) https://vimeo.com/67941612
with Ted Kingsnorth, Adam Hodgson
YES!! Psyched to do this route, really amazing climbing on it! Can't wait to finish exams and get on new stuff this summer :) https://vimeo.com/67941612
with Ted Kingsnorth, Adam Hodgson
Simon Davis 14 Mar, 2012 Lead RP The longer the siege the sweeter the victory. Superb route.
with dav
The longer the siege the sweeter the victory. Superb route.
with dav
Hidden 10 May, 2011 Lead RP
bigie bob 22 Oct, 2010 Lead RP
hutch 1 May, 2010 Lead RP
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
jondude 3 Nov, 2008 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
with Pete Clark
Hidden 25 Oct, 2007 Lead RP
Hidden 30 Sep, 2005 Lead RP
kristian 10 May, 2002 Lead RP Without cheating, as was the tradition.
Without cheating, as was the tradition.
Hidden ?Sep, 2001 Lead RP
Dave Douglas ??, 1993 Lead dog Spent about 5 days on it in 93 - 94. Managed ground to flake (which is 8b according to Steve McClure. Never managed to complete the whole route though!)
with Ed Morgan
Spent about 5 days on it in 93 - 94. Managed ground to flake (which is 8b according to Steve McClure. Never managed to complete the whole route though!)
with Ed Morgan
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Style of ascent
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Redpoint
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