Rockfax Description
One of the more popular hard routes at the Tor. There are several methods to pull around the bottom roof, all are hard and powerful. Some lower-off at the first break above the roof for an 8a tick, but the wall above is superb and considerably easier (7c), to finish at a lower-off in a scoop. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Pollitt 1986. The initial roof had a huge block on it which made the route much easier. Reclimbed in 1990 by Ben Moon after this block had fallen off.

Ticklists: World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, UK 8a and up.

samrad 05/Aug Lead RP
James Oakes 26/Apr Lead RP

First of the grade. Felt great. Waddage next!

Dave Musgrove Jnr 05/Oct/16 Lead RP

Great little 2 hr after work session. Cool and still and getting dark - poetic!

with Tom Bridgeland
Fraser13 ?/Sep/16 Lead RP
Dave Mayes 17/Jul/16 Lead RP

First of the grade, nice. Fell off the very top twice...

with JJ
Steve Hickie 19/May/16 Lead RP

Finally gave in and used a knee pad. 7c.+ ;-)

drcorbasisgod 11/May/16 Lead dog
Dale Comley 29/Nov/15 Lead RP

So glad to get this done! Felt good after getting through baby chimes so had some clips thrown up for the extension. First 8a+

AdamHodgson ??/2015 Lead RP


Luke Dawson 01/Nov/14 Lead RP
peaches69 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with luke, jack
Ally Smith 16/Aug/14 Lead RP

First time up the short version i went to the top :-)

with Matt Donnelly
Ally Smith 12/Aug/14 Lead dog

3 RP's. 3rd & best go ending matching 2nd crimp rail. Pulled up, did headwall in a oner and stripped it as it was getting dark. Next time!

with Haydn
Haydn Jones 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt

repeat tonight trying the extension waddage

peaches69 15/May/14 Lead RP

2nd Redpoint, done all moves before on green alternative and chimes short

with connor
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead RP
PeterDawson 16/Mar/14 Lead RP

First route on the tor! Really nice hard and crimpy! Found the top easy so was basically just a boulder problem

Haydn Jones 17/Oct/13 Lead RP

had to fight for this one!

with monkeysmightfly, ben moon
Hidden 12/Oct/13 Lead dnf
kristian 02/Jun/13 Lead RP

2 ticks in 1. On route to Fight for Freedom.

Ethan 25/May/13 Lead
with Don Walker
blaza1 09/Oct/12 Lead RP

first lower off

peaches69 31/Aug/12 Lead dnf

1st session, getting beta sorted

with luke
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead RP
Simon Davis 17/Sep/11 Lead RP
with dav
alaan 25/Jul/11 Lead dog

Day 1. Terrible conditions.

with Steve F
westyb3 28/May/11 Lead RP

3rd go. should of got it 2nd really but dropped the start. Great route!!!

with Alan Sarhan
TomPR 06/May/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead RP
Dave Bond 07/May/10 Lead RP
with ian, Simon Wren
Matt Fry 16/Nov/09 Lead RP

First F8a+, felt ok all the way. Very pleased! Did it to the break lower off 3/8/09 5th RP, almost in a session.

bigie bob 14/Nov/09 Lead RP
Apharri 06/Sep/09 Lead RP
with Andre Hedger
Cassidy 07/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Paul Williamson
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead RP
jondude 03/Aug/09 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13/Jun/09 TR dnf


willackers 21/May/09 Lead RP

Baby chimes

with Tom Mills
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Aug/08 Lead dnf
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Aug/05 Lead RP
ginger ?/May/03 -
ginger ?/May/03 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Dave Douglas ??/1993 Lead dog
with Ed Morgan
stp ??/1988 Lead RP

Not sure about the year. Climbed before the block came off - hence only 7c - after a few days work.

Hidden ??/1987 -
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