52m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An excellent, direct line up the cliff with just one difficult section on the first pitch. Start left of Darius, below a slightly less prominent groove.
1) 5c, 32m. Climb the groove to a ledge below the bulge (pegs, new and old - possibly loose). Step left then make a committing pull over the bulge, rightwards onto the face. It starts getting scary if you go up too far left here. Climb the crack above to arrive at the Debauchery stance.
2) 5b, 20m. Climb the crack at the left-hand end of the ledge leading to a peg at an overlap. Step right below the peg, pull past the overlap and climb a pocketed wall to the upper break. Move left and pull through the bulge on good holds to reach a tree. © Rockfax

FA. Arnis Strapcans, Jerry Frost 1974. Named in memory of a friend of the first asensionists who died in a fall at Gogarth.

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CRead 18 Jul Lead O/S Would be 3* if it wasn’t right next to Darius, awesome committing climbing at the crux.
Would be 3* if it wasn’t right next to Darius, awesome committing climbing at the crux.
harry_lewis 18 Jul 2nd O/S really good
with CRead
really good
with CRead
Paul ablitt 9 Jun Lead rpt
with Rushy
with Rushy
john lynch 5 Jun Lead O/S Did in 1 pitch.
with Lewis Andrew
Did in 1 pitch.
with Lewis Andrew
Dale 13 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Another brilliant route at high tor what a crag. It never gives in untill you get to the top. Found the crux ok got good gear in flake then went for it, you just got to keep your head and keep going untill you get the gear would be a big fall but safe. I also lead top pitch which I mucked up and went wrong way I never stepped right under peg and went left attempting the left hand version hard moves to the flake and second peg realised this was far to hard for 5b, one more solid move up into the middle of the wall to a good hold then traversed right and got back on track don't really know how I didn't fall off. The one move felt around 6a to me but who knows. A great route and fun adventute cragging excellent
Another brilliant route at high tor what a crag. It never gives in untill you get to the top. Found the crux ok got good gear in flake then went for it, you just got to keep your head and keep going untill you get the gear would be a big fall but safe. I also lead top pitch which I mucked up and went wrong way I never stepped right under peg and went left attempting the left hand version hard moves to the flake and second peg realised this was far to hard for 5b, one more solid move up into the middle of the wall to a good hold then traversed right and got back on track don't really know how I didn't fall off. The one move felt around 6a to me but who knows. A great route and fun adventute cragging excellent
goshawk 7 Jun, 2018 2nd Tough traverse
with Steve Burns
Tough traverse
with Steve Burns
PaulTanton 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Pretty easy for the grade.
Pretty easy for the grade.
The Grist 26 May, 2018 AltLd rpt
Nickc 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Stoney Boy 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd rpt Pitch 2.
with Nickc
Pitch 2.
with Nickc
Mike505 1 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S P2 for me, would love to get on the sharp end of P1 sometime though.
with John
P2 for me, would love to get on the sharp end of P1 sometime though.
with John
Brannock 1 Sep, 2017 AltLd rpt P1
P1
Jono_1989 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Paul ablitt 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rushy
with Rushy
Hidden 3 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
The Grist 22 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
jamiev 29 Oct, 2016 2nd β Excellent. Both pitches in 1.
with Scott Richardson
Excellent. Both pitches in 1.
with Scott Richardson
Hidden 29 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S p2, went direct from the belay up the pockets.
p2, went direct from the belay up the pockets.
deacondeacon 4 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
ashtond6 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Led P1
Led P1
Hidden 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
belay bunny turned bad 12 Jul, 2016 2nd P2 only
with JMarkW
P2 only
with JMarkW
phil64 16 May, 2016 Lead O/S Really great route p1 committing away from flake, p2 nice fingery & balancy
with Andy Bowman
Really great route p1 committing away from flake, p2 nice fingery & balancy
with Andy Bowman
rosh3000 15 May, 2016 2nd
Dale Comley 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 23 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Laura G, hfisher
with Laura G, hfisher
Dale Comley 23 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Led both pitches. way easier than Darius
Led both pitches. way easier than Darius
manwithacam 3 Oct, 2015 AltLd Quite exciting when nut fell out of flake before crux, had to press on a bit! Really good climb. Significantly easier than Darius, of course!
with Mark
Quite exciting when nut fell out of flake before crux, had to press on a bit! Really good climb. Significantly easier than Darius, of course!
with Mark
The Grist 3 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
with Dan Metcalfe
miastacey 13 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
with Toby Dunn
with Toby Dunn
Martin Haworth 9 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Led pitch 1, run out but never too desperate. Great route, both pitches are really good.
Led pitch 1, run out but never too desperate. Great route, both pitches are really good.
Andrew Sloan 9 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Led second pitch. Very enjoyable.
Led second pitch. Very enjoyable.
Michelle_250 24 May, 2015 2nd
with Andy G
with Andy G
bigdrew 24 May, 2015 Lead rpt
Hidden 23 May, 2015 AltLd
Andy Peak 1 17 May, 2015 AltLd Stedy up to the roof, it dus get a bit worrying if you go left, jumped of before it got to bad, climbd back up and went the correct way:-)
with Si
Stedy up to the roof, it dus get a bit worrying if you go left, jumped of before it got to bad, climbd back up and went the correct way:-)
with Si
Mike_Hayes 21 Apr, 2015 AltLd First Pitch. Confident approach required.
with Mike Lea
First Pitch. Confident approach required.
with Mike Lea
Hidden 27 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
eel 9 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Ian
with Ian
Hidden 22 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2014 -
DavidEvans 1 Jul, 2014 Lead Don't stop halfway through the crux to place a small wire - haven't wobbled like that since 1996! Very good though!
Don't stop halfway through the crux to place a small wire - haven't wobbled like that since 1996! Very good though!
Duncan Campbell 8 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Led P1 - Bloody mega! Make sure you are happy with the kit you put in the flake under the roof because if you fluff the crux you'll be falling a long way onto it! Great technical crux. Topped out just in time to avoid being on the face in heavy rain. Chosen due to Rich Tewson's story of taking his biggest ever lead fall off the crux. Very impressive him getting back on and finishing.
Led P1 - Bloody mega! Make sure you are happy with the kit you put in the flake under the roof because if you fluff the crux you'll be falling a long way onto it! Great technical crux. Topped out just in time to avoid being on the face in heavy rain. Chosen due to Rich Tewson's story of taking his biggest ever lead fall off the crux. Very impressive him getting back on and finishing.
Brannock 8 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Led second pitch, great climbing, just enough gear.
Led second pitch, great climbing, just enough gear.
Apharri 23 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Led 2
with Jim Gayler
Led 2
with Jim Gayler
Ricky Rocks 11 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
steve_yo 11 Apr, 2014 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 1 Apr, 2014 Lead Climbed as a single pitch
with Ben Silvestre
Climbed as a single pitch
with Ben Silvestre
mike mo ??, 2014 -
harvie ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2013 2nd
duncan 28 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
with IainAM
with IainAM
Misha 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S A great route, would be 3 stars anywhere else. Going through the roof was fine but turned out that moving right into the crack was pretty spicy as well. After that it's an enjoyable 5a/b romp to the top. Led in a single pitch. Really hot on a still blue sky day. Loads of people on the crag, including the mayor of Matlock doing Debauchery as publicity for Derby MRT!
with eduardo
A great route, would be 3 stars anywhere else. Going through the roof was fine but turned out that moving right into the crack was pretty spicy as well. After that it's an enjoyable 5a/b romp to the top. Led in a single pitch. Really hot on a still blue sky day. Loads of people on the crag, including the mayor of Matlock doing Debauchery as publicity for Derby MRT!
with eduardo
soph 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S In a mega pitch
with Neil McAdie, morganator
In a mega pitch
with Neil McAdie, morganator
morganator 22 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with Neil McAdie, soph
with Neil McAdie, soph
eduardo 22 Sep, 2013 2nd dog Took a while to figure out the moves under the roof.
with Misha
Took a while to figure out the moves under the roof.
with Misha
Tubs 19 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Andy led crux, I led top E1 pitch.
with AJM
Andy led crux, I led top E1 pitch.
with AJM
AJM 19 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S Led p1. Just the right balance of difficulty and spice, very enjoyable.
with Tubs
Led p1. Just the right balance of difficulty and spice, very enjoyable.
with Tubs
Hidden 2 Jun, 2013 Lead β
Hidden 25 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
robin_hackney 25 May, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P1. Good, enjoyable climbing. The crux just requires a cool head and faith that better holds will be coming (at some point).
Led P1. Good, enjoyable climbing. The crux just requires a cool head and faith that better holds will be coming (at some point).
Hidden 19 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hannes B 19 May, 2013 Lead O/S 1st p
1st p
Nick Sillem 28 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
UKB Shark 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd Led 2nd pitch - did Fantasia finish by mistake
with Wil Treasure
Led 2nd pitch - did Fantasia finish by mistake
with Wil Treasure
Wil Treasure 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Led p1.
Led p1.
Si dH 16 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Awesome route. Led both pitches. Thought the block was solid enough but its still fairly run-out and scary moving above it. Took quite a while to commit.
with Andy
Awesome route. Led both pitches. Thought the block was solid enough but its still fairly run-out and scary moving above it. Took quite a while to commit.
with Andy
Pete Graham 10 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Howard Lawledge
with Howard Lawledge
dan gibson 24 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with julie carroll, helen gibson
with julie carroll, helen gibson
JRae 12 May, 2012 2nd
with liam
with liam
Hidden 12 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
The Grist 24 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
with Lee Hamilton
steveb2006 18 Jun, 2011 AltLd Lead top pitch
with David Andrew
Lead top pitch
with David Andrew
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 28 Apr, 2011 Lead
tuftynick 28 Apr, 2011 AltLd lead 2nd pitch
lead 2nd pitch
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
steveb2006 12 May, 2010 AltLd Lead first pitch and Mick leads second
with Paul Ramsden, Mick F
Lead first pitch and Mick leads second
with Paul Ramsden, Mick F
nickcanute ??, 2010 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 2010 Lead
with Ian Fenton
with Ian Fenton
Somerset swede basher 17 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Dan Wicks
with Dan Wicks
Daniel Wicks 17 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
feilx 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S done in one pitch
with La Mont
done in one pitch
with La Mont
Hidden 11 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
UKC Logbooks 16 Aug, 2009 2nd β
with Harry Hotshot
with Harry Hotshot
Hidden 4 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
alaan 28 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Lead both pitches.
with Grant
Lead both pitches.
with Grant
GrantB 28 Jun, 2008 2nd
with alaan
with alaan
nige 28 Jun, 2008 AltLd
with mark hounslea
with mark hounslea
Ian Parnell 16 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
with Jon Winter
Hidden 18 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
Brown 3 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Henry
with Henry
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Russell Birkett ?Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim Whitaker
with Tim Whitaker
Brian Rodgers 9 Jun, 2007 2nd
with Neil Hillis
with Neil Hillis
Toby Dunn 2 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with dave evans
with dave evans
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hidden 30 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 25 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S lead main pitch, did go up to far left, felt like a bold E4 6a
lead main pitch, did go up to far left, felt like a bold E4 6a
Ram MkiV 24 Aug, 2006 AltLd O/S I led easier second pitch, though the first seemed easy too.
with Alex
I led easier second pitch, though the first seemed easy too.
with Alex
steveb2006 4 Aug, 2006 Lead Val does well to second with only a little rope assistance
Val does well to second with only a little rope assistance
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Boy ??, 2006 -
Dave Bond 30 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with SiW
with SiW
steveb2006 27 Aug, 2003 AltLd Lead pitch 1, Paul R leads pitch 2
with Paul Ramsden, Paul E
Lead pitch 1, Paul R leads pitch 2
with Paul Ramsden, Paul E
Simonfarfaraway ??, 2003 AltLd O/S Lead P2
with Dave A
Lead P2
with Dave A
steveb2006 11 Aug, 2002 2nd
with Dave Taylor
with Dave Taylor
Hidden 15 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?Aug, 2001 Lead
with Mark G
with Mark G
steveb2006 1 May, 2001 Lead Led both pitches
with Pete Carter
Led both pitches
with Pete Carter
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?May, 2001 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove ?May, 2001 2nd
Hidden ?May, 2001 AltLd O/S
tuftynick ??, 2001 -
tuftynick ??, 2001 Lead
steveb2006 27 Apr, 2000 Lead Lead both pitches (Gareth not keen to lead either)
with Gareth Williams
Lead both pitches (Gareth not keen to lead either)
with Gareth Williams
Steve Bell ??, 2000 -
Roget 28 Aug, 1999 Solo rpt
Mike_d78 1 Sep, 1998 AltLd O/S
with ste_d
with ste_d
chris sm 8 May, 1998 AltLd O/S p2 only
with Jim Hall
p2 only
with Jim Hall
Rich Kirby ?May, 1998 Lead O/S
with Bruce woodley
with Bruce woodley
Billg ??, 1998 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
with Phil McAllistair
steveb2006 7 Jun, 1997 AltLd Neville leads first pitch. Rains after - retreat to Stoney
with Neville Contractor
Neville leads first pitch. Rains after - retreat to Stoney
with Neville Contractor
Roget 6 Jul, 1996 AltLd rpt led 1st pitch
with baccy
led 1st pitch
with baccy
Mike_d78 15 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with ste_d
with ste_d
ste_d 15 Jun, 1996 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 3 May, 1996 Lead Good climbing but cold so head over to the right wing after
with Rob Gambles
Good climbing but cold so head over to the right wing after
with Rob Gambles
crossleysm ?May, 1996 AltLd O/S
AlexRenshaw 18 Jun, 1995 2nd
with Ted Lister
with Ted Lister
Pete Wimbush ??, 1995 Lead O/S I've led this several times
I've led this several times
steveb2006 22 Jun, 1994 Lead First route of a classic High Tor evening. Jo leads top pitch
with Jo Pycroft
First route of a classic High Tor evening. Jo leads top pitch
with Jo Pycroft
rob.grafton 30 Mar, 1993 Lead
with barry maybank, Bruce
with barry maybank, Bruce
Roget 18 Jul, 1992 Lead dog fell off crux, proper scream
with jon
fell off crux, proper scream
with jon
whispering nic 18 Apr, 1992 2nd O/S
keefe 10 Aug, 1991 -
Rich Kirby 11 Jul, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Bruce woodley
with Bruce woodley
steveb2006 28 Jun, 1991 Lead Bit nervous on this as last time I fell off crux - ok this time. Simon leads top pitch
with Simon Mee
Bit nervous on this as last time I fell off crux - ok this time. Simon leads top pitch
with Simon Mee
jcw ??, 1991 - A bold lead by Martin followed by Debauchery for the second time
with Martin Harris
A bold lead by Martin followed by Debauchery for the second time
with Martin Harris
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
Pete Ogden ??, 1990 AltLd
tapley 15 Jun, 1989 2nd
with Phil Jarvis
with Phil Jarvis
steveb2006 18 Apr, 1989 Lead Take an unexpected fall from the crux-rope burn on ankle. Rest of route goes ok. Mike leads top pitch. At top we abb back to ledge and I lead the RH finish - hard pocket climbing up to the 'wafer thin flake' (now described as part of Ariadnes Thread). Continue up into the final corner groove of Darius
Take an unexpected fall from the crux-rope burn on ankle. Rest of route goes ok. Mike leads top pitch. At top we abb back to ledge and I lead the RH finish - hard pocket climbing up to the 'wafer thin flake' (now described as part of Ariadnes Thread). Continue up into the final corner groove of Darius
MikePycroft 18 Apr, 1989 2nd
MikePycroft 18 Apr, 1989 2nd
DDDD ??, 1989 -
William Robertson ?Sep, 1988 Lead O/S
with Emily
with Emily
Alan James - UKC and UKH 11 Jul, 1988 Lead
with Nigel Boothroyd
with Nigel Boothroyd
Campbell42 ?Jul, 1988 AltLd O/S
with Mick Mason
with Mick Mason
Stoney Boy 19 Jun, 1988 Lead O/S Pitch 1
with Gareth James
Pitch 1
with Gareth James
Hidden ?Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
steveb2006 19 Sep, 1987 AltLd Gez leads main pitch 2 years after his big fall. Retreat from Perseus in the rain after.
with Gez Morgan
Gez leads main pitch 2 years after his big fall. Retreat from Perseus in the rain after.
with Gez Morgan
andybirtwistle 19 Sep, 1987 Lead First pitch only Rained so abbed off
with Ian Kyle
First pitch only Rained so abbed off
with Ian Kyle
AlexRenshaw 27 Jun, 1987 Lead
with Sean Myles
with Sean Myles
steveb2006 16 May, 1987 AltLd Lead first pitch. A psychological lead for me! Pleased to get across the traverse
with Gez Morgan
Lead first pitch. A psychological lead for me! Pleased to get across the traverse
with Gez Morgan
Hidden 8 May, 1987 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1987 2nd
with John Adams
with John Adams
keefe 2 Aug, 1986 -
with Johnny Adams
with Johnny Adams
GordonHart ?Aug, 1986 Lead O/S
with James Taveran
with James Taveran
UKB Shark 23 Jun, 1986 Lead one runout
with Chris
one runout
with Chris
Hidden 27 Apr, 1986 AltLd
Eduardo Martinez 25 Apr, 1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1986 AltLd rpt
Brian Wilderspin 30 Jun, 1985 AltLd O/S
with Perric Crellin
with Perric Crellin
sadams 8 Jun, 1985 AltLd
with Kevin Edwards
with Kevin Edwards
UKB Shark 1 May, 1985 AltLd O/S
with Dave Marsh
with Dave Marsh
Hidden 6 Apr, 1985 Lead
Robmwatt ??, 1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
with Gaz Morgan
uphillnow ??, 1985 2nd leader was I think Andrew Horn and date approximate. Seconded on another occasion.
leader was I think Andrew Horn and date approximate. Seconded on another occasion.
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
Seb Grieve ??, 1985 -
with Paul Helpstock
with Paul Helpstock
Dave Musgrove ??, 1985 Lead Can't find record of exact date but think it was mid 1980s. I remember taking a big flyer first go!
with Paul Dawson
Can't find record of exact date but think it was mid 1980s. I remember taking a big flyer first go!
with Paul Dawson
Neil McA 13 Sep, 1984 AltLd O/S Led pitch 2
with 'jonathan'
Led pitch 2
with 'jonathan'
Mike Owen 20 May, 1984 AltLd O/S
with John Peake
with John Peake
Andy Nicholson ??, 1984 AltLd O/S
with JR
with JR
Andy Edgar ??, 1984 Lead Very Scary as graded E2 when I led it. With the gear below and fair drop found myself fighting back to the right with a sketchy stretch right at the crux. E3 for sure for me.
with Geoff Douglas
Very Scary as graded E2 when I led it. With the gear below and fair drop found myself fighting back to the right with a sketchy stretch right at the crux. E3 for sure for me.
with Geoff Douglas
Ian Jones ??, 1983 Lead O/S
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
Hidden ??, 1983 AltLd
Gezzer ??, 1983 Lead O/S
mark-abz 18 Sep, 1982 Lead O/S
with Andy W
with Andy W
charlesmfrench 8 May, 1982 AltLd O/S L,2,L.
with Ian Milne
L,2,L.
with Ian Milne
mitch1960 ??, 1982 Lead
with Dave Fernig, Howard tingle
with Dave Fernig, Howard tingle
Nic Robinson 16 Aug, 1981 Lead O/S Did the norm... went too high on the left and had to jump for a hold on the right. Can't remember any pegs...but it was a long time ago.
Did the norm... went too high on the left and had to jump for a hold on the right. Can't remember any pegs...but it was a long time ago.
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1981 2nd
with Derek Hersey
with Derek Hersey
Mark Kemball 24 May, 1980 AltLd
with John Jefferies
with John Jefferies
clanger ??, 1980 - Failed on second pitch
Failed on second pitch
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ??, 1980 AltLd
Steve Lewis 22 Oct, 1977 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
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