Rockfax Description
Climb the left wall of the cave to a good spike, swing round the arete and climb to ledges and a stance (5a). Head up the corner to the roof, step left and pull over rapidly to access the easier head wall - wild! © Rockfax

FA. Ivar Berg 1916

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Hard Grit history, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Hidden 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
admackie 25/Mar/17 Lead

did the hvs finish this whole route was really cool

paulsross 29/Aug/16 2nd

Superb route, easier than it looks (to second). Phil had to ab down and clean first.

with Phil Biglands
Graeme Hammond 22/Jun/14 -

On refection I think I didn't really go the right way at the start or the finish, must go back...

with Pete aka Dad
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/13 2nd

On reflection I think we did the old 4b finish. It seemed just as hard as the start, however. Both sections steep and intimidating but with excellent positive holds.

with Paul Farrish
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd dnf
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/10 TR
Hidden 04/May/10 TR dog
jshields 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Rockfax line at the top seems ridiculous. You have to go up above it then drop back down on to it when the sensible line is staring you in the face. It would involve traversing the lower break with your feet heel hooking higher than your hands (the break gets slightly loer as it goes round). I dont believe for a minute that Ivar Berg soloed that! On Peak Rock identifies the E1 as simply an alternative start to eitherthe HVS or VS. Im pretty sure On Pek Rock is right! Having said all that, the start (worth E1 5b on its own easily) and the finish (the HVS way) are both very good, althoguh the middle is scrappy.

with Chris Foster
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd dog
jonnyboy 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
adi bryant 16/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Earliest E1!? Mountain multipitch?

with Ben
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Solo O/S
cem 28/Jul/07 Lead rpt
CrispsSmiths 28/Jul/07 2nd
with cem
Different Steve 14/Apr/07 Lead dog

Damn! - 1 rest on the spike

with Martin Hore & Aaron Willis
dan_o_b ?/Sep/04 2nd O/S
cem 09/Aug/03 2nd
with Liam Mark, Dan Muldoon
Hidden 30/Jun/01 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 06/Aug/94 2nd O/S

could not follow strenuous start :(

with Steve Dean, John Beatty
Stoney Boy 09/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
Andy Say 18/Sep/86 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ??/1980 Lead
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