Rockfax Description
10m. Sprint up the flake then swing left and make a swift mantel before climbing a precarious scoop to a desperately rounded exit. A large cams protects the last move. Every move is supposed to be worth three stars and it is said to be E2 for grit technicians. © Rockfax

FA. Andrew Woodward 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush, Ultimate E4 ticklist, James' Winter Grit ticklist, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Aug Lead O/S

After a day at Hen Cloud and an ice cream. Didn't have a big cam for the top so it was a bit hairy. Great moves which went down quickly until the top!

with Deacon
amccann 01/Jul Lead O/S
with Olga, Felicity, Shaun H, Pete B, Tom A, Fran, Jake Young, Ben Kelsey
pete1993 01/Jul Lead β

Brilliant, probably one of the best routes I've done on grit, cam in the big crack probably makes it low e3 though

Jake Young 01/Jul Lead rpt

Quality :)

RKirke 01/May 2nd O/S
Stroppy 01/May Lead G/U

Took the fall from the top twice (without the big cam), second time sliding off from 'the whale' position. Thanks for the catches and patience Rog! Avoided the runnel as I thought it was on the next route over.

Coops_13 22/Apr Lead dog

Onsight to final move then a few scrapey falls. Nice route

with Dan Geh
AMJ098 22/Apr 2nd O/S

Great moves.

ldadams ?/Apr 2nd O/S
benw681 27/Mar Lead G/U

2nd go

with Lewis
C coldwell-storry 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with rob lay
ashtond6 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Bit sweaty, but pleased to do whilst quite injured! Amazing moves and inherently safe but feels abit committing

EllaMain 14/Aug/16 2nd dog
Lukem6 14/Aug/16 Lead G/U
with ella
Kirree 07/Mar/16 TR dnf
joedean ??/2016 Lead
g.chalker 19/Sep/15 Lead
SGD 05/Sep/15 2nd

Good lead from Dale, very smooth. Tom did it 1st, Dale followed then Dale Decided to do it so I followed Dale - if it wasn't for the hangover I would have probably led it myself. Excellent route.

with Dale
Dale ?/Sep/15 Lead RP

My first E4 and a great route. Unfortunately I seconded it first I would of been able to onsite this, O well. Brilliant moves I never found it hard on second or on lead. I recon with modern gear it is only E3 I always thought E4 was going to feel hard for me maybe I was climbing well. Also first time climbing on grit this year. I look forward to some more.

with Tom stu friend, stu
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Jake Young 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
tim newton 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with jake young
M_Robinson 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/15 Lead β
Andrew Abraham 02/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
Andy Peak 1 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Had a big cam for the top runnel which tamed it a little. Cracking route.

John Higgs 20/Mar/15 Lead G/U
with Caitlin Bell
Hidden 24/Sep/14 Lead G/U
bencole ?/Jun/14 Lead β

seen a couple of videos of this so no onsight but still felt full committed on the top slab, brilliant.

with Dad
Andy Peak 1 12/Mar/14 Lead
Ky 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Wales
Andrew Abraham 12/Mar/14 Lead β

Mega, got this done at last after falling off it a few years ago.

with Ky
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
Neil ??/2014 Lead O/S
Welly Matt 30/Nov/13 2nd β
Dan Geh 16/Jul/13 Lead G/U

Didn't commit fully to the mantle and fell most the length of the crag with the nuts ripping out and hitting me in the face. Second attempt felt easy.

tgeh 16/Jul/13 Lead β

on dans gear

with imogene, dan geh
Daymo 17/Feb/13 TR
deejmonkey 17/Feb/13 TR
with len, Damian
Hidden 17/Feb/13 TR dog
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead
Brown 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Lilifa
Nick Russell 07/Jul/12 Lead β

Beta: seen a video of somebody on the route

Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead
yarrow 29/Mar/12 TR dnf
with Mark C, Rachel Takacs
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead
Stone Muppet 25/Feb/12 Lead RP

Probably could have onsighted this, but wouldn't have :) First E4!

with pe, ah
Mike Warner ??/2012 2nd O/S
Nickc ??/2012 -
Hidden 16/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
grady ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S

on eds gear

Ky 21/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Danny T
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
belay bunny turned bad 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd β
minirollsrule 20/Jun/11 Lead dnf


pipof747 03/Jun/11 Lead β


Diggler 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Stunning moves. Quite pleased with the onsight.

with Charlie
Coel Hellier 08/Apr/11 Lead
bavarianGaz 20/Mar/11 TR dnf

To lead one day hopefully

with Andy and Deej
deejmonkey 20/Mar/11 TR
with Andy D, Gaz
A Downing 20/Mar/11 TR dnf
with Gaz
bigie bob 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Boy 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Adam Long, Nige Kershaw
lukebowman551 04/Sep/10 TR dnf

Got to the top of the flake.

with henry crosby
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ciaran1999 24/Apr/10 Lead

First E4!! an amazing climb but don't bring the wrong size cam for the top or the ground will seem very far below!

with saul
shafiq lalloo 23/Apr/10 2nd

dogged twice! Still an amazing, thought curling climb :D

jacobjacob 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf
scotty h 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Annoyed that i couldn't make the move left, going to have to try this again.

ciaran1999 17/Apr/10 2nd
with jacob
Adam Ellwood 14/Apr/10 Lead β

Led on daves gear who did it first

Hidden 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
kingholmesy ??/2010 Lead O/S
mic_b 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Hidden 11/Aug/09 2nd RP
Alex Winter 20/Jul/09 Lead

Awesome route, although more like E3 5c

mlmatt 14/Jun/09 Lead

No top roping and my first E4 6a, great route!

Stoff ?/Jun/09 TR
monsteratt 30/May/09 2nd dog
with Andy Abe and & Co
nickwhimster 30/May/09 TR

top roped it to get gear out after Andy took to the air from the top out.

with andy abraham
steve_biczyk 03/May/09 Lead RP
with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
MattT88 03/May/09 Lead rpt
MattT88 08/Apr/09 Lead RP

First go of the day, only previously logged top-roping for practice

MattT88 04/Apr/09 TR

Three times, need lead next time

with Alex Flemming
Theeni ?/Apr/09 TR O/S
stevebarratt ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Gareth Watkins
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 22/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Much use of the technical 'whale' manoeuvre at the top!

with Dad
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 21/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Nic Sellers
jonnyboy 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/Sep/08 Lead

Didnt have large cam first time, sent second go

with Dave Wharton
Mr Wild 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S

definitly want to come back and lead

Luke Brooks 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tom Wild
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Jus 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
daza 02/Nov/06 2nd
with Sam D
dominic lee ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with simon nadin
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/06 Lead dnf

managed to fall off the rock over move - poor, and then couldn't top out and had to be rescued - poorer (though the top was quite gritty/dirty)

with Alex
Jon Read 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
philhilo ??/2005 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead β
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Dave Bond 09/Dec/04 Lead β
Hidden 09/Dec/04 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 02/May/04 Lead O/S

Good day out with excellent new guide. Nice work Grimer

Rich Kirby 02/May/04 Lead O/S

A top 5 grit E4.

with Hugh
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 02/May/04 2nd
sadams 02/May/04 Lead
mbutton ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Gus Hudgens
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/03 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Didn't use a big cam. A very delicate finish. Brilliant route.

with Martin Flint
Hidden ??/2003 -
middlevern ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 09/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Forshaw
Chris Reid ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead O/S
with ciaran troup
Gus 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
nige ?/May/00 Lead O/S
with mark hounslea
Hidden ??/2000 Lead β
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/1999 -
Billg ?/Nov/98 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
nokishatov 01/Sep/97 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Sep/97 2nd O/S
with mik
Stoney Boy 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
with Mike Cluer
ShaunD ??/1997 Lead O/S

had to leap for the jug.well protected, even without the friend in the bum crack. ace!

Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
switch ??/1996 Lead O/S
Duncan Bourne 20/Aug/95 TR
with E Allcock
Roget 13/May/92 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/Apr/91 TR O/S
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