Rockfax Description
16m. Perhaps the best slab route in Western Grit! Climb the awkward overhanging corner to the base of the upper crack and large cams. Balance left to the tantalising flake and if you are completely baffled, try a bit of lateral thinking. Follow the creaky flake to its end (slightly dubious runners) then weave a way up the final bald slab connecting a set of small blisters by brilliantly intense climbing. © Rockfax

FA. Mike Simpkins (tension to start) 1960. FFA. John Yates 1969

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, BMC staffordshire slab exam, Best slab climbs of the UK, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Work Hard, Play Hard, Get out on Rock, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Ultimate E2 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Suggested routes stripes should do..., The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

TimCul 24/Sep 2nd dog
ian d f 24/Sep Lead O/S
James Oswald 10/Sep Lead dnf

Lead through the awkward physical crux and placed gear at the top of the crack. Climbed up a couple of metres above my gear and then decided I didn't fancy the runout so I reversed. Grit is scary!

with Max
Dale ?/Jul Lead dnf

Finally got on it. Got to the crux tryed it twice fell off. Got to be doing something wrong. Didn't fancy slamming into the corner again and felt like it was impossible. Tim had a go fell off twice. We must be doing something wrong. Tim lead the vs to the top. I top roped it. I'll have one one go at elegy crux. Tryed it a way that seemed very improbable dam it that worked why Didn't I do that in first place that's onsighting I guess. Don't try it the obvious probably English 6b way. I will be back now I know I can do it.

with Tim
George Frisby 04/Jun TR dog
with Monty, Annie
craig.potter 21/May 2nd β
jimxxx 21/May Lead
with Craig
Bristoldave 01/May Lead dnf
Rob Gillespie 28/Apr Lead O/S
BRoe 15/Apr Lead O/S

Awesome to get such a nice feeling of exposure on such a short route with excellent slab moves to match, 3* for sure.

with Heather O
Heather Osborne 15/Apr 2nd

Really enjoyed seconding, though had to be coaxed into making the step left, really felt like I wouldn't make that move!

with Ben Roe
ferdia 26/Mar 2nd
harry_lewis 25/Mar Lead β
with Dan, Tom Bennell
dbottomley ?/Mar Lead O/S
jimlear ??/2017 Lead G/U
with Jay
Jack2222 ??/2017 Lead
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
phillipwright 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S

This was terrifying. Definitely used double ropes if possible.

dom_joyce265 27/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Wouldn't want to lead it

ferdia 09/Oct/16 2nd
Fatclimber 09/Oct/16 TR dnf

Came off the step across and ended up under the overhang so had to be lowered off.

with Jimbo
Hidden 09/Oct/16 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 09/Oct/16 Lead β
with Deako, Steve
Andy Moles 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Not to be taken lightly, that flake definitely expands wherever you can put gear in it.

with Ferdia
Andy Peak 1 02/Oct/16 2nd rpt
deacondeacon 02/Oct/16 Lead

Definitely climbed this before but can't remember if I lead it or seconded it (probably both). Well cool.

ig248 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Alexander Law
penny.orr 31/Jul/16 2nd

Must have been harrowing for the leader!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Not one to be underestimated...

Jackspratt 29/May/16 Lead dnf

Could not for the life of me get round the bulge got too stroppy to top rope it after for another time definitely

stratandrew 13/May/16 2nd dog

Very tricky move round the bulge. Needed a tight rope!

Hidden 08/May/16 Lead
jimbob1988 ??/2016 TR O/S
owain-1978 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
mshorter 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with steely, dunc
sparkass 11/Oct/15 Lead β

The move onto the slab had me totally confused. Tried it about five times before managing it. The rest is a path. Good route.

smallerrich 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Steve
MSchobitz 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

took a damn long time, especially after almost having to test the gear behind the flake and Hannahs running belay skills. Great route though!

Teappleby 04/Oct/15 2nd

Lovely slab climbing

Hidden 03/Oct/15 TR rpt
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/15 TR rpt

First try on top rope. Desperate move from a year ago not so desperate any more, but thats just because I was on top rope apparently. Can't wait to lead.

with Tom Hudson
will9911 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/15 TR β
Kevin Cass 20/Sep/15 TR O/S
DrIan 20/Sep/15 TR β

The bulge is fun but not hard when you work out the move, flake is very pleasant and a good rest before tackling the slab

Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead dnf
will9911 18/Aug/15 2nd

Managed the traverse in seconds not very hard, the crux is defiantly at the top.

with Tony Madden
dswansonlow 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Lisa
Albachoss 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Ben
dswansonlow 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with RKirke
RKirke 08/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Dougie
nimajneb 08/Aug/15 Lead
MichaelGallimore 31/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Finally made it past the bulge without coming off. Top section felt really scary even though i've seconded it twice.

with Jenny
JendeHoxar 31/Jul/15 TR dog

Needed a very tight rope to stay in balance at the start of the traverse.

with Mike
liebs 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
anguskille 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S

brilliant climb, felt tricky the top slab and thought the flake sounded hollow but i got away with it

with Mike Grant
MichaelGallimore 30/May/15 2nd β

Tried leading this again but baffled by lower crux and took 4 falls. Shame because I really want to do the top section on lead. Flavio took over the lead- copied Flavio's beta and managed the move on second.

with Flavio
FlavioL1989 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Frustrated on the bulge few times, until Mike said he was going to have another go. Quickly did it and sang my way to the top to avoid thinking about the potential fall.

Jake Young 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Wouldn't want to be much shorter

Albachoss 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Side runner wot

Tim Rodgers 25/Apr/15 2nd
robertmichaellovell 25/Apr/15 Lead
with Tim
Andrew Wilson 19/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Did the crux past the bulge and my psyche just evaporated. Strange as I normally enjoy the buzz on a big run out. Too many people about I think. Reversed the crux which was tasty and finished up the offwidth. Saved the onsight for later.

ned_85 12/Apr/15 2nd dog
Senna 12/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ned
JRJones 07/Mar/15 Lead dnf

Made the move onto the slab, came off trying to teeter along it. Tom had to spend 10 minutes kicking the hex i fell on before it came out.

Hidden ??/2015 -
thomas108 ??/2015 Lead G/U
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd dnf
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Couldn't quite make the move around the bulge, gave up after 2 tries. I will be back!

with Neil Passmore
Tom.Priestley 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Messed up the sequence on the top slab, and the move round the bulge was tricky enough!

Scott Quinn 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Class climbing the crux isn't as confusing as everyone makes out, although my second nearly fluffed it twice and he's the grit DIVA. Gear in the flake is pretty decent, the top didn't feel like it was 5b felt 5c still but that's probably due to bricking 'um

Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andy Smallwood 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

E1 5c start into an E2 5c traverse into a soft E3 5b finish? Maybe the most fluttery I've felt on an onsight !? Struggled to keep myself together on the top slab. Eeeeeeek!

with Andy G
andy_e 07/Sep/14 TR RP
with Jared Kitchen
robman 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
gpcomps 22/Jul/14 TR dog

Couldn't make the transition onto the slap without falling. But really enjoyed the delicate upper section

with Andrew, Mike Hope
benw681 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S


with Jake
Tala A 26/Jun/14 2nd dog

Couldn't figure out the move around the bulge

Ewano 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Varied and exciting. Crux is ok once you work it out, then top section is pretty thrilling...

with Joel Brown
poigol5043 21/Jun/14 2nd
MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Fell off the moves traversing left past the bulge. Jared put a top rope on it later that day and showed me a better sequence. One to come back for

bencole ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
Stefan_Morris 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Ed morris 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Felt hard, sun had come round by this time.

with stefan
bede.west 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

yes! so glad to o/s this been wanting to get on it for a year!

David Sherratt ?/Apr/14 Lead
pete1993 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S

took quite a while working out how to get round the bulge, but when i did it was alright, quite scary at the top!

with Katie
sev 16/Feb/14 Lead O/S

the type of route that becomes much easier once you've done it a few times

mike mo ??/2014 -
jimxxx ??/2014 -
alasdair19 ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Bob ??/2014 -
drysori 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Great climb. Scary enough, not sure if I would have found it easier in misspent youth or not.

with Dan B
georgeevans88 24/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Epic. Went slightly too far left at the top and slapped up for a particularly muddy bit of the break. Came off and all 3 bits of gear in the flake ripped. The only things which stopped me hitting the ground were a high side runner and Alex running down the hill to take in slack. Broken fibula!

spidermonkey09 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Grippy! Hard move round the bulge followed by tenuous smearing to the break. Very intense. Top confused me as there was no gear in the break and the climbing turned nails. Went up the easy arete but BMC guide suggested the easy crack in hindsight. Solid E2 anyway!

Andy Peak 1 26/Sep/13 2nd

Awsom lead from dan!

with Dan bates
Dan Bates 26/Sep/13 -
AlexRenshaw 14/Sep/13 2nd
julesmckim 14/Sep/13 Lead

Just brilliant! Uncertain step around the bulge, feels unlikely, falls into place when you commit. Top runout longer but easier than expected, except for the very finish...mad heather grabbing narrowly avoided!

with Alex Renshaw
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S

So good! Have wanted to try this for ages and it didn't disappoint! Felt even better after doing jamming cracks for 6 days!

with Matt
Climbster 05/Sep/13 2nd β
with Ian
wolf.leeb 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Awsome.. Found bottom crack hardest.

with hosey
Hidden 17/Aug/13 TR β
Velo Orange 22/Jul/13 2nd dog

fluffed bizarre step around bulge onto slab (Weird move!must try again) then brilliant balancey slab

with Toph
Dr Toph 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Took ages to work out the weird step left, but then the upper slab was great, delicate and balancy. Roasting hot, sweat dripping into eyes!

with Emily
MischaHY 11/Jul/13 TR O/S

Absolute classic, can't wait to do it on the lead. The step across the bulge was exciting and committing, and the upper slab was excellent precise climbing. Most definitely a classic.

Nick Sillem 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
JamPlastick 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Intense and amazing

Mike W 12/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Alistair Corbett 10/Jun/13 Lead O/S

one of the best routes yet!! had its scary moments... i think i will wait a while before i repeat this one

with Mike
WillDoyle 05/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead dnf
HowieB 06/May/13 Lead
Hidden 02/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd dog
jacobjacob 17/Feb/13 Lead rpt

Tom took a crag length whipper! And didn't fancy a second go, so I had a bash.

tcn_2002 17/Feb/13 Lead RP
with Ian Faulkner
sgl0jd ??/2013 -
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Pat
sam corbett ??/2013 2nd
DaveAtkinson 27/Oct/12 TR
with M.Lawton
Hidden 27/Oct/12 TR
Graeme Hammond 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

FANTASTIC, took a while to commit to the move round the bulge, but top slab felt pretty steady if mega bold.

willoates 08/Oct/12 Lead β

after being up there twice before but being confused and finishing up the bulger, it was good to finaly get it. stepping left was the crux for me. amazing climbing on the slab.

with Steve
Andy Peak 1 14/Sep/12 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

one of the best routes i have ever climbed!enjoyed the slab on second as much if not more than had i led it!

with jim braithwaite
Charlie Zephyr Booth 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
WillDoyle 11/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead dog
SJS 26/May/12 2nd
with Nick
Nick Russell 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Got on this first on Saturday before the sun came round. Wouldn't have fancied doing it later in the day

Simon_Letman 16/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ben
saffy 12/May/12 Lead O/S
ranga 12/May/12 2nd
Dean177 12/May/12 2nd RP

The move around the bulge was a bit of a head scratcher, after that it was plain sailing!

HowieB 15/Apr/12 Lead
Laurence Cowton 15/Apr/12 2nd

Came off around the bulge.

with Howie
Matt Cooke 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Dan Geh 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

no way 5c, 5b at most. Found this very easy having just climbed Matinee and Mincer.

with Roxy, Thomas Geh
DaveMo 25/Mar/12 2nd dog

A real struggle. Particularly the steep crack at the start then getting out of it onto the slab. The slab looked completely blank to me.

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead dog
Jonathan Hall 16/Mar/12 2nd
disturbed_one51 16/Mar/12 Lead
with Wee man
Steeve 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S


with phil d
Alex@home 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

found i had no more excuses so just got on it. climbing is fairly steady but the position is amazing and the slime on the ledge above the runout added to the experience. outstanding route

with The Doctor
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
tumbling wizard ??/2012 Lead
admackie ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Andrew Abraham 15/Oct/11 2nd β
nickwhimster 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

dithered on the bulge for ages until gf shouted at me to get on with it. top slab is defo intense

Hidden 27/Sep/11 2nd
Takacs 02/Sep/11 2nd
with Jake Lodge
thetradlad 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S

probably favourite grit route ever! Has all the best bits of grit and no finger jamming :)

theotherpetehill 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
i_a_coops 15/Jul/11 Lead β

Whacky move onto the slab. Could do with some nice shiny bolts though

Budge 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
dangerousoldfool 01/Jul/11 2nd
with Budge
chrism225 19/Jun/11 2nd β
with jonny
JRae 19/Jun/11 Lead

Absolutely ace. Each move takes more faith... gets a bit intense by the top.

chrism225 19/Jun/11 2nd β
with jonny
rikbattye 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
andyjirvin 14/Jun/11 2nd dnf

Phil tried to lead but fell off on crux around the bulge. Finished up the Bulger instead. I followed up and also had a go at the crux move, but felt a bit greasy and shiny... I blame the conditions.

bwestwood 24/May/11 Lead
pie_eater_pete 24/May/11 2nd
with bwestwood
fennerz 08/May/11 Lead O/S

Scary! But grit slabbing at it's best.

with Sean Grady
billb ?/May/11 Lead O/S
nai 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Richard
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Lunar25 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Felt much easier than smear test, will lead next time!

with Gedas
crispyboy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lashlin
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
hilty 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

No chalk and very damp, complete mind f##k at the top, top route strange moves:-)

kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead

Annoyingly fluffed the moves up the slab and took a bit of a whipper before getting it clean.

with John Stokes
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
Hannes B 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Neil P
david morse 23/Oct/10 2nd β
with phil+rory
phil64 22/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with rory shaw, dave morse
nvalentine760 17/Oct/10 2nd β
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
PeteH 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Completely baffled by the balancey move left from the crack. Just couldn't figure out how to make it work. Very frustrating. Will be back.

paulnc 09/Oct/10 TR O/S

Scary as hell even on a top rope!

with Rob Doman
Rory Shaw ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Well worth waiting for

Bill Lawrence 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf

move stepping out to slab completely baffled me, tried to stretch across in mid-conversation/while getting taken the piss out of by martini about my routine moments of faggotry that occur every few months, which then contributed to making me take a whipper and land upside down!

with tommy martin
Hidden 22/Sep/10 2nd
Alex Winter 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S

I'd suggest getting someone to brush the top break before going for an onsight. The last move on the slab it a bit intense on lead and it doesn't help if the top-out is covered in scrittle, grass, heather, mud and other assorted detritus. Breathtaking lead though. Probably the best route I've done on grit.

tigertim 22/Sep/10 2nd

Not the best slab route on grit, but enjoyable.

Hidden 21/Sep/10 TR rpt
Aufton 16/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with James Laing, James Johnson
pie_eater_pete 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
juza 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Garry Cooper
irish paul 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S
grady ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 TR RP
smudge 26/May/10 2nd rpt
with Joe Shaw
jowgli 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Smith
Diggler 21/May/10 Lead β

More intense than an orgasm!!!! Oh and scary.

with Johnny
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd O/S
Mark D 19/May/10 Lead O/S

This is everything I love about slabs, wrapped up in a fluffy blanket, (Laurence's face is a bonus).

jacobjacob 09/May/10 Lead O/S
chedder 02/May/10 2nd
with andy woolston
williamsd79 01/May/10 2nd dnf
donkster 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Fell off the last move on the slab! Took roughly a 40 ft. fall. The gear behind the creaky flake held well. Did all the hard bit and kind of mentally switched off,nonchalently pulled on some heather which had all the strength of a piece of spaghetti.Lesson learnt.The onsight has gone! Gutted.

with crooko
Adam Potter 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
quiffhanger ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
gnc760 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rose Williams
centurion05 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Pete Graham 18/Oct/09 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
cobweb 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

thanks to Tim, for talking to me on last few moves

with euan naismith
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
mattcyp88 01/Oct/09 Lead β
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
datoon 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with K
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
will9911 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
thrutch 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with helen
smudge 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob
mattnuttall 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
mark s 09/May/09 Lead
with si wilson
Andrew Barker 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Tricky crux. I thought the runout would be easy but it's pretty intense by the top!

pauldrew 23/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mic_b 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Jack Symmons 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris T
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
NDD 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Dany
Dan 85 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mark
mark button 27/Sep/08 Lead
with Alex Adgar
mux 14/Sep/08 -
with Simon Frost ,
mbutton ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd dnf
dave o 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S

a great route. runners in the flake are good, but feels pretty run out by the top of the slab

with Julia H
alaan 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Terrifying runout and slightly perplexing crux.

with Bex and Phil
Jim Slater 10/Aug/08 2nd dog

Annoyingly fell on VS bit at the start!

Becky E 10/Aug/08 2nd dnf

Fell off attempting to hug the block on the step left.

Hidden 01/Jul/08 TR O/S
Phil Jennings 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Kieran Leary, Outdoor ED
frost 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with D Garry
tommytuffa 18/Feb/08 Lead β
with Felix
felixthelion ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant. first section a bit awkward but fantastic climbing on the upper slab.

JGW ??/2008 2nd
with Matt Tilley, Ali Gurney
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Misha 06/Oct/07 Lead dog
Lawrence Eccles ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with A. Crook
AJ007 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dan
Mike W 25/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead dnf
Toby Dunn 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dave evans
tim87dj 04/Feb/07 TR dog

nasty bulgy bit to get round, otherwise very nice

The old James turnbull ??/2007 -
Hidden 07/Sep/06 TR dog
Whitt 07/Sep/06 TR RP
with Andy
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Pythonist 18/Jun/06 Lead dnf

Yikes! Upper slab is terrifying!

with Cathy Lane
Coel Hellier 09/Jun/06 Lead
Mike_Hayes ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Sean_J ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
philhilo ?/Aug/04 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead β
Jon Read ?/Jul/04 2nd

We won't talk about the leader's ascent. It was quite damp...

Apharri ?/Apr/04 2nd β
with Dave Wharton
Hidden ??/2004 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S

Will always be a defining moment of my climbing career. Led with total disrespect after watching an `old bloke` succeed a week earlier and whilst still breaking HVS/E1. No idea what was going on, just got committed and shat my pants to the point of disgust. Overjoyed at the top, not with the achievement, just with staying alive. Many pints followed

Chris the Tall ?/Oct/03 Lead rpt
with Daz
northy1983 ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with andy b??
DubyaJamesDubya 25/Jun/03 Lead β

Did it clean but needed a hint to do the bulge move after being flummoxed for half an hour. Easy when you know how!

with Nik Howard
Leofallon 21/Jun/03 Lead

Brilliant lead beyond words - well chuffed!

Hidden 08/Jun/03 Lead
AlexRenshaw 29/May/03 Lead
with Ted Lister
Hidden 10/May/03 2nd dnf
Hidden 13/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
with john v
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 15/Sep/02 Lead
Mark Stevenson 16/Jun/02 TR rpt
Mark Stevenson 16/Jun/02 Lead dnf
dan gibson ??/2002 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden 23/Sep/01 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/01 Lead O/S
RobSimmo ??/2001 TR
kato'sdad ??/2001 TR
Ally Smith ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S

Date a guess - fresher trip 2nd year?

Hidden 23/Aug/00 Lead O/S
shoulders 14/May/00 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat ??/2000 TR O/S
with Dom Rich
whispering nic ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
nige ??/2000 Lead O/S
with john buckley
Peakology ??/2000 TR O/S
with cat
akhughes ??/2000 -
Gus ??/2000 Lead
with various staffs ministers
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Laramadness 17/Oct/99 2nd β

seconded Chris Hague

richsmithinbristol 26/Aug/99 Lead O/S

Started raining as I got to the top of the slab. Couldn't get Travis song 'why does it always rain on me?' out of my head as I pulled over the top!

Chris the Tall ?/Jul/99 2nd
with Bill G
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 02/May/99 2nd O/S
with Sven
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
JonBray ??/1999 Lead RP
tmawer ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/98 Lead
CrashMat Rob 04/Jul/98 Lead O/S

with a very high side runner in the bulger next door

with Nicky
Tim Sparrow ?/Jul/98 Lead


with Alex Langdon
rurp 01/Jun/98 2nd O/S
Adam Ellwood 15/Feb/98 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 15/Feb/98 2nd
with William Wilson, James Kay, adam ellwood
Mark Riley ??/1998 2nd
with Richard Ibberson
RossG123 ??/1998 Lead
BruceW ??/1998 Lead O/S


with Keith S.
sadams 11/Oct/97 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
Hidden 18/Jul/97 TR
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead O/S
clark alston ?/May/97 Lead O/S
switch ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/96 Lead
The Reaper 01/Aug/96 Lead O/S
WB ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Guy
phardman 12/May/96 Lead
with Jon Bibby
ukb & bmc shark 10/May/96 Lead rpt
with Pete Cole
NeilGriffiths ??/1996 -
with Phil
AlexRenshaw 08/Nov/95 2nd
with Ted Lister
andybirtwistle 21/Oct/95 Lead O/S
with Ernie Greenwood
brady 13/Jun/95 2nd
with John Cameron
ste_d 12/May/95 Lead O/S
with mik
michael burrows 23/Apr/95 TR
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Mar/95 2nd
with Nick Ashton
AlexRenshaw 22/Dec/94 2nd
with Ted Lister
Billg ?/Sep/94 Lead O/S
adi bryant 04/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Clive
Hidden ?/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/94 2nd
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/93 2nd
Jon Read ?/Aug/93 Lead O/S

30 degrees. Who says you need cold weather for slabs?

Martin Bennett 14/Jun/93 -
with SF
OMSKB 28/Mar/93 TR
Hidden 13/Mar/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/92 Lead
Cowflinger ?/Aug/92 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Aug/92 Lead

Runner in the Bulger to protect move L, then upper slab seemed reasonably easy after experience in Handegg. Chris seconded looking like a horse on roller-skates, much to the amusement of Julie Fisher who was walking by.

FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/91 2nd
channinga ??/1991 -
Rich Kirby 12/Sep/90 2nd

led earlier in year

with Andy Mackay
Roget 21/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with jim, jon
Rich Kirby 22/Apr/90 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Michael Hood 08/Apr/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Gambit 11/Jul/89 Lead O/S

One of the best routes I have done. Definitely hard for the grade

with Barney
Mike Owen 07/Jun/89 Lead O/S

I fell off this way back in 1981 and decked it when gear pulled. Broke my left wrist and scaphoid (which has never healed)! Couldn't remember anything after so long but I was aware of the consequences if I blew it again!

with Paul Williams
Hidden 20/May/89 2nd
Dave Musgrove 07/May/89 Lead O/S
with Paul Dawson, Kim Greenald
Hidden 16/Apr/89 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/89 -
Stoney Boy 11/Jun/88 Lead O/S
with Gareth James
goi.ashmore 04/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
jon 10/Jun/87 Lead
with H
Eduardo Martinez ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
RichardMc 27/Jul/86 2nd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Tom V ??/1986 -
AlexRenshaw 01/Sep/85 2nd
with Sean Myles
charlesmfrench 08/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Booth
Seymore Butt ??/1985 -
with Ian Fenton
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1985 Lead
with Duncan Bond
andy gittins ??/1984 -
stp 08/Jun/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 08/Mar/83 2nd
with Johnny Dawes
AlexRenshaw ??/1983 Lead
with John Arran
Hidden 15/Feb/81 TR
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Andy Nicholson ?/Aug/78 2nd O/S
with Steve Andrews
Steve Lewis 23/Oct/77 TR
Paul Clarke ??/1975 Lead
rogerskews ??/1974 -
with Paul Barrow
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