Rockfax Description
Another popular route with the grade causing some debate, some think easier than Sardine, others harder. Follow Sardine to the traverse back right, then climb the depression above on small holds to a rest. Step left and make some quick pulls up the slab to reach the upper break. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Lewis 1988. This route straightened out several hybrids including a Fawcett variation on Sardine, and Bullit the Blue Sky.

Ticklists: Peak limestone north graded list - sport, Most Popular Peak District Climbs per Grade.

Adam24B 20/Oct/17 Lead RP

1st redpoint

jon_gill1 15/Oct/17 2nd dog
with Duncan
Hidden 12/Oct/17 Lead RP
Gus 30/Sep/17 Lead
with chris barr
Cassidy 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S

skin of the teeth

with Nicholas Ecoffet, Helen Cassidy
Chris_barr 20/Sep/17 Lead RP
with Rob
Hidden 18/Sep/17 Lead RP
Gus 17/Sep/17 Lead
Duncan Campbell 16/Sep/17 Lead rpt

way better than sardine

with Heliya
will6459 03/Sep/17 Lead RP
Elliot Walker 30/Aug/17 -
with Nicky
drcorbasisgod 28/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Stroppy 09/Aug/17 2nd dog

Slippery and tough

thejunglist 27/Jul/17 Lead RP

First go today putting clips up after trying it over 2 years ago and finding it desperate. felt a lot like onsight!

with Timmy G
Gus 20/Jul/17 Lead
with Harold
samrad 18/Jul/17 Lead β

After sardine

with Dominique
Kimmi gayle 10/Jul/17 2nd dog
robertmctague 15/Jun/17 Lead RP

Should have tried to flash this but warmed up on it so dogged it and then did second go. Felt ok.

with Marc
Gus 26/Apr/17 Lead
MathewWright1998 13/Apr/17 Lead RP

Third go, brill route

Hidden 11/Apr/17 TR rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Luke Dawson 04/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Yann Genoux, Haydn Jones
drcorbasisgod ?/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Marc Weisner
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Phil Gwyther, Penny Orr
dohart 31/Mar/17 TR dnf

One quick go on a top rope . Managed to get about 2/3 rd way up - resting as I went. Crux felt hard but I think it's more about body position than strength. Would love to have another play on this when I have some fitness .

Hidden ??/2017 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 15/Dec/16 Lead rpt

slipped of the traverse twice sent second go ;) bad bad conditions

soph 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Dave Musgrove Jnr 30/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Trying to warm up for Chimes but this was actually the high point of the day!

with Tom Bridgeland, Lardy Nick
Kris suriyo 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S
eel 21/Jul/16 Lead dog

Lead clean to 4th bolt. Previously on sighted after 4th bolt. Just need to link it..

Wood for Trees 21/Jul/16 Lead RP


nai 04/Jul/16 Lead β
with Haydn
ferdia 04/Jul/16 TR
with Howard Lawledge
Ramon Marin 03/Jul/16 Lead RP

Better and harder than expected

James Oswald 30/Jun/16 Lead RP

Pleased to get this one done after first trying it about 4 years ago. Got it second go this session having had a terrible first attempt. It all feels much easier when you rest properly in the groove/ on the jug after the crux. Upper wall is really good.

with Malcolm Scott
Hidden 27/Jun/16 Lead RP
jamiev 26/Jun/16 Lead dog
with Scott Richardson, Chris Saunders
tebs 26/Jun/16 Lead dog

Two proper redpoint burns after bolt to bolting to put draws in. First ended on the last move of the crux, and was followed by linking most of the upper wall, with one more rest. Second was much worse, ended lower in the crux and was completely burnt out on the upper wall. Seriously lacking in all day fitness.

with Rich, Adam
soph 22/Jun/16 Lead RP
with Frances Taylor, Ben Heason
Alex N-R 20/Jun/16 Lead RP

Easy with a little bit of fitness

with Dave
Dave Mayes 20/Jun/16 Lead RP
with Alex
tebs 19/Jun/16 Lead dog

a real issue with fear of falling. this was bolt to bolt despite intentions to have a proper go. only linked through the crux section. whether or not I do this quickly will depend on a) being able to concentrate on the climbing rather than the fall, and b) being fit enough to link through the crux from the ground. the moves through the crux by themselves feel fine. largely due to lank I suspect.

with Adam
James Oakes 19/Jun/16 Lead RP

Fell off near the last bolt on the onsight, did it next go.

Misha 12/Jun/16 Lead RP

Third go, first proper redpoint. Lots of beta from Rob really helped. Usual thing, felt desperate working out the moves first go, tough but doable second go (rest at the crux then clean) and not too bad on the redpoint (wasn't expecting to do it but got through the crux and then made sure I didn't drop it - found lots of half rests on the headwall). Rob kept lapping it, may be one day I'll have that fitness... Reckon it's an easy 7b+ as a bit tough for 7b but should do Sardine to compare.

with Rob G
highrepute 12/Jun/16 Lead rpt

retro flash

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 12/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Even more lappage: 2 x 2 + 1 x 3. Haven't been in a while so felt harder than usual!

tebs 12/Jun/16 TR dog

reopening the account. was climbing the crux without too much difficulty thanks to Rob's superbeta but lacking fitness on the top wall. ready to start red pointing though! psyched!

with Adam
Duncan Campbell 08/Jun/16 TR

Top-rope laps for fitness. Tried to do double laps but never got past the crux on second go. Think I climbed it 4 times cleanly during the session. Final burn to get clips out was an all-out fight. Very muggy connies.

ferdia 01/Jun/16 TR
Gus 01/Jun/16 Lead
with bob hickish
Duncan Campbell 23/May/16 Lead RP

First RP after putting the draws in. Usually feels really hard but was ok today. Didn't have all the sequences perfectly dialled but knew what to do on the key bits. TRed it clean at the end of the day to get the draws out. Good indicator of fitness. Also managed crux move on Call of nature - just need to suss the next couple of moves!

with GuyVG
dominic lee 22/May/16 Lead rpt
ollyisaclimber 19/May/16 Lead RP

2nd go. Good fun.

with Josh
Duncan Campbell 04/May/16 Lead dog

Hot in the sun when we arrived. Still find this hard but think it should go fairly quickly. Just need to blast through the bottom and refine my sequence at the top. It will be good for fitness to get this done, just need to remove my ego that say's its embarressing to be falling off the easiest route at the tor. MTFU and get on with it.

dom94 27/Apr/16 Lead RP

Thought it would be desperate to lead clean when I was working it but it was a relatively relaxed ascent in the end. Also a much better climb than sardine in my opinion (and a bit harder).

josh_robertson 20/Apr/16 Lead RP
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 20/Apr/16 TR

More Lappage, but this time combined with Obscene Toilet

penny.orr 20/Apr/16 TR
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 14/Apr/16 Lead

Lappage: 4 x 2, with 15 mins between.

Joshua Robertson 12/Apr/16 Lead RP

Felt hard for 7b

Hidden 05/Apr/16 Lead dog
pete1993 30/Mar/16 TR dog

working out the moves, got most of then including a ridiculous sequence for the crux, going to take a lot of work

with ben conway
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 20/Mar/16 TR rpt
with Ben Silvestre
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 23/Feb/16 Lead RP
Tommyads ??/2016 -

First climb of the year. A big fight.

Dave Turnbull, BMC 27/Sep/15 Lead rpt
drcorbasisgod ?/Sep/15 Lead RP
cjd91 29/Aug/15 Lead RP

warmed up doing little sections while putting the clips in, then did it first go! good route. id say trickier than sardine but not harder.

with bobbie
tom rookes 28/Jul/15 -
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead dog
Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Jun/15 2nd
sev 30/May/15 Lead β
nathanlee 27/May/15 Lead β

Had done the very start years ago. Great top bit.

with Michaela Tracy, Rob Greenwood
penny.orr 27/May/15 Lead RP
with Michaela Tracy
Adam Booth 20/May/15 Lead RP

Warm up

Albert Exley 18/May/15 Lead RP

Finally sent it... first 7b !

Hidden 17/May/15 Lead dog
Ed Booth 17/May/15 Lead rpt
with Joe, Rob Ireson, Adam Booth
Adam Booth 17/May/15 Lead dog

Fluffed the crux on the flash, pulled back on and to the top clean.

with Joe Franklin, Rob Ierson, Ed Booth
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 13/May/15 Lead rpt
MartinPL 02/May/15 Lead

1st go today, but tried it 2 weeks ago

Nickc ?/May/15 Lead RP
with Simon lee
Mike_Hayes 25/Apr/15 -
najki_2000 21/Apr/15 TR

1 go to put rope in and one tr with number of rests in full sun. Didn't find the half way crux a problem but the top section will definitely need refining, so many holds to find the right ones

Simon Davis 11/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Ethan
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Mar/15 Lead RP

x1 to warm up, x4 after doing Obscene Gesture, then another x2 after that whilst it was getting dark.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 21/Mar/15 Lead RP
Albert Exley 11/Mar/15 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2015 -
Nigel Leeming 07/Oct/14 Lead RP
Nick1812P 04/Oct/14 Lead RP

feels hard for 7b.

with Chris S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead β
samt 02/Sep/14 Lead

A long overdue redpoint. Only been about 20 years!

with Nic Kidd
PeterDawson 25/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Luke Dawson 25/Aug/14 Lead RP
Shortarse.Crowley 18/Aug/14 Lead RP

Phew! Done it finally! My first 7b, or shall we say 7b+? Definitely felt 7b+ cause I'm a shortarse!

with Justin Critchlow
Dave Turnbull, BMC 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Dominic Lee
tebs 02/Jul/14 TR dnf

Just working the crux section

with John crook
justin c 23/Jun/14 Lead RP

Very good once you pass the shitty polished start! As hard as sardine !!

Mike_Hayes 10/Jun/14 TR

6 times

Haydn Jones 10/Jun/14 Lead RP

hurray! I did somthing new at the tor!

Ethan 30/May/14 Lead
with Don Walker
Brown 20/May/14 Lead
with Will
will smith11 18/May/14 Lead β

yay, my finger didnt hurt to crimp!

J.Wells 16/May/14 Lead RP
with Chris Barr
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11/May/14 Lead
Duncan Campbell 11/May/14 Lead dog

Had tried once before in the rain. First go up it was grim again. Had another couple of tries but find the end of the traverse nails which then screws me for for the rest. Also find the top really sequency and reachy (hard).

with Robbie
Ian Broome 10/May/14 Lead RP

I between showers. 3rp. Fiddley crux and top section.

with Al
piken 15/Apr/14 Lead β
with roger
Kevster 13/Apr/14 Lead dog

2 goes, too beat after the rest of the weekend.

with Will T
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead dog
davidliu 02/Apr/14 Lead dog

2xTR, 3RP attempts. Good session, gutted no tick but at least i have a sequence for the top section. 7b+

with Mike Grant, Mirf
Hidden 08/Mar/14 TR dog
Steve Hickie ?/Mar/14 Lead
steepstuff ??/2014 Lead RP
Matt Cooke 17/Nov/13 Lead RP
dannyboy83 30/Oct/13 Lead RP
funsized 18/Oct/13 Lead dog

Red-pointing. Pretty pysched for this.

Tophe 18/Oct/13 Lead RP
with Jonny P, Dan
Luuuuuke 30/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Si
Keendan 14/Sep/13 Lead RP

2nd Go. Typical Tor climbing that feels impossible until you get the right positions on the holds. Nice thin sustained after the crux

with Iain
AJM 24/Aug/13 Lead RP

Felt easy this time round, was warmed up enough to actually recover at the rest.

dan gibson 20/Aug/13 Lead RP
with helen gibson
Dave Turnbull, BMC 14/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Dominic Lee
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jim McCormack
Si dH 12/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Chris Foster, Andy Morris
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead RP
Wil Treasure 01/Aug/13 Lead RP

Had a nightmare on this! Ascent was unexpected, a bit wobbly and I really had to dig deep, ultimately quite satisfying.

Dave Turnbull, BMC 04/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Keefe Murphy
Wil Treasure 23/Jun/13 Lead dog
Ed Booth 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
david potts ?/Jun/13 Lead RP

First route at Raven Tor.

with Nat
Ed Booth 26/May/13 Lead RP

1st rp today.

with Sam Hamer
Dave Musgrove Jnr 11/May/13 -

Trying to get back into the Tor for the summer. Always a shock.

with Aide Jebb
kristian 14/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Sep/12 Lead dnf
davidliu 19/Aug/12 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead dog
Gus 25/Jul/12 Lead rpt
highrepute 24/Jul/12 Lead RP
mic_b 03/Jul/12 Lead RP

Rubbish conditions but great day!

with Steve
dominic lee 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
elCapitano 30/Jun/12 TR dog

3 attempts. 3 rests on my best effort. All there but not today.

with Courty
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead RP
JBO 07/May/12 Lead dog

Think I could have onsighted this if I was a bit warmer, but it's definitely hard 7b.

blaza1 ?/Apr/12 Lead RP
gregoritos 23/Mar/12 Lead RP

2nd go

AdamHodgson ??/2012 Lead RP
JimPope 09/Oct/11 Lead RP
nic42 09/Oct/11 TR dnf
with Luke H
Gus 17/Aug/11 -
rikbattye 08/Aug/11 Lead RP
Hannes B 08/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Rik
Luke Brooks 20/Jul/11 Lead β

Had beta on the crux moves.

with Tom Wild
tuftynick 28/Jun/11 Lead RP
with miles gibson
Stig 24/Jun/11 TR

Miles harder than Sardine!

with Goi
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead RP
westyb3 28/May/11 Lead rpt
with Alan Sarhan
Dan Jenkin 20/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead dog
westyb3 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris Savage
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead RP
Dave Turnbull, BMC 13/Nov/10 Lead dog

with 1 fall today. RPed last year.

with Neil Foster
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Adam Lincoln 21/Sep/10 Lead β
with Arran Deakin
galpinos 11/Sep/10 TR dog
with Ben
steve_yo ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
morganator 18/Aug/10 Lead RP

Only 5 visits to the crag to redpoint the warm for most people!

with Andy Benson
morganator 10/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Andy Benson
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead rpt
uptown 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with nai
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead
morganator 27/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Stan Halstead
NDD 09/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead RP
bigie bob 26/May/10 Lead RP
nacnud 08/May/10 TR
natalietanzer 08/May/10 TR dog
with nacnud
bustermartin 21/Apr/10 2nd dog

dogged on tp did in 4 sections (fell of twice) with out warm up...

Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Dale Comley ??/2010 Lead RP
Matt Fry 04/Aug/09 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Jul/09 Lead dog
dominic lee 27/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with neil foster
Dan Lane 18/Jul/09 TR dog

PROJECT...can do all the moves, just need to train, train, train. crux sequence: pocket with right, high gaston/undercut with left, crimp by clip with right, furthest left crimp with left, flat triangle hold and then up again to sidepull with right.

with Dad
Hidden 19/Jun/09 -
Dale Comley ?/Jun/09 Lead RP

Really good route!

Ally Smith 28/May/09 Lead RP
with Aly
Ally Smith 19/May/09 Lead dog

Flash attempt at dusk with headtorch - fell 1 clip from the finish. Soft 7b+?

with Dan
Dan 85 17/May/09 Lead RP
with Malcolm
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Daniel Wicks 20/Sep/08 Lead RP
jondude 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
TomHaigh 31/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Jarek
Somerset swede basher 21/Aug/08 Lead RP
with Ed
OffshoreAndy 31/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 24/May/08 Lead RP
with Andy Price
Hidden 18/May/08 TR dnf
Fraser13 ??/2008 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2008 -
robyn1 ??/2008 -
Mick B 08/Nov/07 Lead RP
with Al & Zippy
Rowansb 18/Aug/07 TR dog
Rob Grant 11/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead RP
Alex Mason 07/Jun/07 Lead

3rd go, put the clips in and did every move once, went for lead with minimal knowledge and failed at last clip due to not finding holds, 40min rest and ticked with a bit left. :)

with Vash
Hidden 27/Apr/07 Lead RP
skygodley 13/Apr/07 Lead RP

good route

with phatlad
Hidden 28/Oct/06 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Mar/06 TR RP
mgeek ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Tom Bolger
Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2006 -
lx ??/2004 Lead
ginger ?/May/03 -
ginger ?/May/03 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 16/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/01 Lead RP
RossG123 ??/2001 Lead RP
RossG ??/2000 -
Jon Read ?/Aug/98 Lead RP

2nd redpoint! I really don't get on with Peak limestone.

with Tanya Holdsworth
Hidden 11/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/97 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Sep/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jun/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/97 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/97 Lead rpt
crossleysm ??/1996 Lead RP
Hidden 20/Apr/95 Lead rpt
Bulls Crack ??/1995 Lead RP
with AM
Greg Cunningham ??/1995 Lead RP
mattnuttall ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S


with Gareth Parry
Stoney Boy 16/Sep/93 Lead RP
Roget 24/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Steve Crowe 03/Jul/93 Lead RP
with KM
Hidden 05/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead RP
Ian Jones ??/1992 Lead RP
with Graeme Alderson, Paul Newman, Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett, Mick Ward
Seb Grieve ??/1991 Lead RP
keefe ??/1990 -
craig d ??/1990 -
Mike Owen 04/Nov/89 Lead O/S
with Ian Riddington
Hidden 04/Sep/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 -
Billg ??/1989 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Nov/88 -
Hidden ?/Feb/88 -
stp ??/1988 -
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