Rockfax Description
A fine route up the long flake/corner towards the right-hand side of the wall. Big cams help along the way or just attack the bold layback with gusto. © Rockfax

FA. Harry Smith, Hugh Banner 1961. Climbed free at a time when most were still using aid points on limestone.

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Elizabeth Allen 08/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 08/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Good route and in good condition, apart from the "scramble" up to the starting ledge which was a nightmare. All the holds and ledges were covered in loose earth which made the whole thing rather sketchy. Glad to have roped up for it!

with Liz
kermit_uk 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S

I solod up to the ledge (probably the scariest part of the day!) then Michelle led main pitch. Crackin climb well worth a handful of stars I thought and tough at the grade.

Dimart 01/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Great climb..fantastic Layback

with Mike
ruairidhwad 08/Jul/17 Lead
with Shaun Humphreys
djones66 22/Jun/17 Lead O/S

A very 'mixed bag'. The main section is really good but the starting 'scramble' is truly horrendous (thanks Steve for leading this bit and then belaying at the start of the 'proper climbing'). No more than 1 star, for me, even though the layback section is marvellous.

with Stve mc D
Jules Lane 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Unpleasant initial scramble. Good route thereafter. Found crux layback strenuous.

Hoyes 30/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Enjoyable route. Layback section has decent foot holds. Well protected throughout. Don't need anything bigger than a size three BD camalot.

with Jules L
Graeme Hammond 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Neil Colquhoun
Hidden 30/May/16 2nd
samkat 19/May/16 Lead
admackie 17/May/16 Lead
with rob
dr_botnik 17/May/16 2nd O/S
with Mackie
superturbo 15/May/16 2nd
guy127917 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Will
davewsargent 29/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with andy neath
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Palindrome 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Different Steve 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Emma Hawkins
gazfellows 22/Feb/14 Lead

Brilliant climb! Made a bit of a meal of the start but once you get going the climbing is top class.

with Billy
madasten 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
with Gaz
mike mo ??/2014 -
colin milton 02/Jun/13 Lead

This is a great climb once you get above the horrible choss at the start.

with shaun l
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd
malteserEd 15/Jul/12 Lead
migs493 01/Apr/12 2nd β
with LO
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
GF ??/2010 -
Nexonen 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Andy L
mark20 28/May/09 Lead O/S

Sustained laybacking, and surprisingly not polished, big cams helpful, worth doing

climbingrev 11/May/09 Lead O/S

Great route. Fantastic position for top belay. Got trapped by ledge to right of main crack. Committing and somewhat run out layback.Great though

Hidden 11/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Matt Fry 03/May/08 2nd O/S

positive laybacking. nice.

Sam1991 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Ran it out in places, awsome laybacking! Take big gear if you want to protect the laybacks, however each have bomber gear at the bottom if your confident! Lovely route!

with Matt
Hidden ??/2008 -
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
general 11/Aug/07 -
with Rampant
Whitt 15/Apr/07 2nd
with Karl
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Dave Mason ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Roget 28/Aug/99 Solo O/S
Budge 09/Apr/97 2nd
with Jon Littlechild, Mike Oates
Hidden 12/Jun/96 2nd
roncaves 11/Jun/95 Lead
with James Thomas
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Bill G
tompercy 13/Nov/94 2nd
with Random Rich
marcoleptic ?/Dec/91 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 -
Seb Grieve 30/Sep/87 -
ukb & bmc shark 28/Jun/86 Lead
with Chris M
Chris the Tall 28/Jun/86 2nd
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
malc 27/Aug/84 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/84 Lead
charlesmfrench 10/Jul/83 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/83 2nd
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
babymoac 07/Nov/81 Lead
with MTW
Nic Robinson 10/Oct/81 Lead O/S
Hammy 21/Jun/81 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Brian Wilderspin 08/May/81 2nd
with Steve Gough
Hidden ?/May/81 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1981 -
Mark Kemball 02/Mar/80 2nd
with Mark Brewster
duncan ??/1980 -
with Dermot Somers
tapley 19/May/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
jcw ?/May/79 -
with Martin Harris
D Tempest ?/Jan/78 -
Hidden ??/1978 -
Rob Davies ?/Oct/77 Lead
with Simon Wheeler (CUMC)
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/77 2nd
with Pat Taylor
Hidden 26/Jun/77 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/76 Lead
Nigel Bond 19/Jun/76 AltLd
with Al Churcher, Andy Brown
Falko 29/Feb/76 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
uphillnow ??/1976 -

no record of who lead

with Al Bennett
Hidden 05/Sep/75 2nd
Hidden ??/1972 AltLd
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