Rockfax Description
The tricky bulging crack-line was named after a bet that the crag was worked out; well it wasn't forty years ago and it probably isn't now! © Rockfax

FA. John Amies 1968

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, ULMC Classics, Thrutch and Clutch.

Natasha Minnikin 15/Oct 2nd O/S
steveminnikin 15/Oct Lead
with Tash
James Rigby 14/Oct 2nd dog
with Ross
craig.england1 02/Sep 2nd

It was a squirmy pain near the top

with Ben R
AHTang 25/Aug Lead rpt
KAckroyd 25/Aug 2nd O/S
with Ao-Hin
arcticash 29/Jul TR O/S
fionamossman 24/Jun 2nd O/S
with Connie, Anders
Hidden 04/Jun Lead
Hidden 04/Jun 2nd
seanwales91 01/Jun Lead O/S

Up the Arete, I felt it was quite a bold move until I jammed into the crack good!

lewis_james84 13/May Lead
Lydaisy 08/May 2nd
with Tim
Tim Ford 08/May Lead
with lydia
Rob Gillespie 05/May 2nd rpt
alanblyth 04/May Solo O/S
gavster 30/Apr 2nd
with rob
Rob Royle 30/Apr Lead
with Gav
laurence_falconer 30/Apr Lead
petecallaghan 29/Apr 2nd O/S
petecallaghan 29/Apr 2nd rpt
Joel Miller 29/Apr Solo

Took the inside way after Will had unlocked the beta

with William Hardy, Greg Joyner
daveeeglover 11/Apr Lead O/S
danielw4lker 11/Apr 2nd O/S
Keiran.A 09/Apr Lead O/S
with KOD
Hidden 08/Apr 2nd
nvalentine760 08/Apr Lead rpt

Tried to fit through the cave...no chance, full body jam

knjmooney 02/Apr Lead β

Had to make several attempts at the last move

Rob Kinsey ?/Apr Lead
with Sofie
Rob Moorcroft 26/Mar Lead
with Jo Zanker
Jack_Lewin 04/Mar 2nd β
with lewk_c
KAckroyd 26/Feb Lead O/S
with Ao-Hin
AHTang 26/Feb Lead dnf
ChristyCole 17/Feb Lead O/S
dkilner 17/Feb Lead
foobar123 04/Feb Lead O/S

Thrutch / 10

Hidden 04/Feb 2nd O/S
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Harryblake ??/2017 2nd
James Worthington 02/Dec/16 Lead
with Joe
Hidden 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Robrossmills 19/Nov/16 2nd O/S
richy85 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with kez1
Bullybones 02/Nov/16 Lead
with Neil
Melonfly ?/Nov/16 Lead
with Hattie, James
James S 31/Oct/16 2nd
with hattie, melty
bpw666 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
chrisdjackson 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

A glorious route - a roaches must do

with John
Rob Gillespie 03/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with M60OON
M60OON 03/Oct/16 Lead
with rob 528
Ebebbers 02/Oct/16 Lead
Ben Wooler 01/Oct/16 TR O/S
charliepickering 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 22/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Kayan 18/Sep/16 Lead
with Ken
Paul-Michael 03/Sep/16 TR

Single pitch course, very very wet, big boots.

with West Sussex Scout Climbing Group
helenedela 29/Aug/16 Lead dog

Hard last move up and around a boulder. Fell and climbed around it. Kept safe by Sam on abseil next to me.

with Sam P, Tash M
BStar 20/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/16 Lead β
will484 20/Aug/16 2nd
Turbo 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jack
admcne 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S
emma1987 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Michael Bonallie 06/Aug/16 2nd dnf

Got completely stuck in the chimney! Couldn't get out to complete the route!

with Geoff Pettitt
Oo 10/Jul/16 Lead
with Tim_C7
MusicalMountaineer 07/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Chubbs 07/Jul/16 Lead

Took a couple of goes to work out the move!

sambosanquet101 04/Jul/16 Lead

too big to go through the hole :-(

with Lucas Fries
Markheighton 30/Jun/16 Lead O/S
jtc2k11 30/Jun/16 TR dnf

On Access, me and Sarah...didn't finish....going again bloody soon!!!!!

with Sarah
danwilliams99 11/Jun/16 Solo

First half of this then broke left due to midges, big boots and general clamminess

konna 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Maria Lynch, Tom Chatterton
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd
ADConway 27/May/16 Solo rpt
with Darren Edwards
Stuart Hurworth 14/May/16 Lead dnf

Couldn't get up it. The move to get round the bulge is difficult! Too easy to go deep for the handholds then get shoulders stuck.

with Manchester Climbing Club
nic_nac_doodle 08/May/16 2nd
gavster 08/May/16 Lead
with Ad
Stotty_88 08/May/16 2nd O/S
with gav
Raggar 07/May/16 Lead
with Jon B
Eve Mulholland 22/Apr/16 Lead
with Brad Dodd
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt
gpcomps 17/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Nice to get this clean on my second attempt

Stuart_Burbidge 05/Apr/16 Solo rpt
with Fritha
Dave Mason 01/Apr/16 Lead dnf
with Darren Belfield
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 20/Mar/16 2nd
with rob hunt
robhunt 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Ian Selby, Matt Skeet
Antony Mariani 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

An amusing struggle to get onto the slab and over the overlap

with Jo P
Hidden 19/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/16 TR
themattyshep 16/Mar/16 Solo rpt

in approach shoes

RobDay 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
TheLazyLlama ?/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Very interesting little problem which was just climbed for a bit of fun. Turns out soloing the climb makes it a lot easier to fit through the crack

KeenClimber 25/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Phil Shaw
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Dwyns ??/2016 -
richshark 28/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Easy, pleasurable climbing, happily solo. Good to pad out the end of the day, climbing into darkness!

with Dave forrester
jonathandavey 05/Dec/15 2nd
with Guy
MusicalMountaineer 05/Dec/15 Lead

Finally got it!

adamre12 25/Oct/15 Solo
callumbtaylor 25/Oct/15 Solo
RiskyRob 18/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Phil Gillespie
philgillespie 18/Oct/15 Lead
owain-1978 15/Oct/15 2nd
steely 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
seanlikeskites 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Tried the 'fun' way and after 30 mins thrutching gave up and went round the outside. Nice little move to get round the bulge.

with Russell
russellhart1 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
FelixJT 29/Sep/15 Lead
clairemathews 26/Sep/15 2nd
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead dog
magicmartin 22/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Milly
John Neale 11/Sep/15 Lead O/S
jack_44 ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
gazj1986 25/Aug/15 Lead
adamre12 16/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Siwan Jones
dswansonlow 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Rodger Kirk
kez1 ?/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Andrew Boardman
MichaelGallimore 31/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Jenny
JendeHoxar 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Done in the almost dark in double quick time!

with Mike
birthers 18/Jul/15 2nd
rohai545 18/Jul/15 Lead
with Ross Morton
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/15 2nd
bryce.dorin 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
DanChad 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Awkward getting over the bulge but fun.

with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Chris Murray 05/Jul/15 2nd

Dan led.

with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
andyclimber 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
gavster 03/Jul/15 Lead
Rob Jarratt 30/Jun/15 Lead
with Tony Sawyer
ADConway 30/Jun/15 Solo O/S
with Andrei
mzk 30/Jun/15 Solo

On the outside. Didn't fancy cheese grating myself through the hole!

mapperley samurai 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Felt this was somewhat overegged. Heard people talk of it like its something special but a one move wonder.

with Matt Jaggers
Scooty 23/Jun/15 2nd


Kitesurfer 23/Jun/15 Lead dnf
ipblake 21/Jun/15 2nd

fun move outside, takes some working out. Hard move for a 4b, but I guess the rest is straight forward.

with simo
Simoisfab 21/Jun/15 Lead dog

Scrabble up round the bulge. Took a lot of working out. Lost a lot of skin

ben.phillips 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Through the hole - not round the outside. Wish I hadn't taken up a rack of gear!

FlavioL1989 26/May/15 Solo O/S

Achievement unlocked: school Jamie. Took Jamie off belay, went up to give beta on the ledge, soloed the outside route past him, ran back down and put him back on belay :)

Jamie Everitt 26/May/15 Lead β
Mikethe boar 17/May/15 Lead
with Paul, Rick Mattheson
andy_e 16/May/15 Sent
Jules_Julia 10/May/15 2nd dog
Nick_Merriman 10/May/15 Lead O/S
shell145 10/May/15 2nd dog
with Ross
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
jack 9895 02/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/15 Lead
lewiswilson 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
deanhorsburgh 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Andy Morley 25/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Mike_Gannon 12/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Beat me again! Just no idea how to get around this

with Nick Gough
r.greaves 12/Apr/15 Lead
with Eileen Mcbride
jimmysdead 11/Apr/15 2nd

Then inside route variation

with Baggs
Wildstyle 10/Apr/15 Lead
madguernseyboy 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 09/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Laura
Andrew Harding 05/Apr/15 2nd G/U
Chris1234H 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
DoMakeSayThink 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Fun moves around the upper chock.

pietrod ?/Apr/15 -
slab_happy 31/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with Liam
Chrissy202 21/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Jack
philgillespie 20/Mar/15 Solo
stevied01 14/Mar/15 Lead O/S
jordan taylor 14/Mar/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Lead β
The Screaming Finn 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
mikespooner 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Isabella Walsh, Zak Sutcliffe, Robert Siitonen
Hidden ?/Mar/15 2nd
AlistairBerridge 15/Feb/15 2nd
with Shannon Broadman, UoN Climbing Club Member/Fresher
Jmpollard 14/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/15 2nd
jonathandavey 03/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Final crack just too snowy and damp.

Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
jammy4536 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Jonny Raines
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Amber Chaloner 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd
slab_happy 14/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 10/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/14 2nd
vinspin 08/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with kaz, carl
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mark12345 31/Aug/14 Lead
with kev gibbs
wjcdean 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

very amusing. good gear but still took ages to work out. a bit disappointing to see at as 4b on here, it's 4c in the roaches guidebook!

with Trevers
Trevers 23/Aug/14 2nd
with wjcdean
Albachoss 17/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Mark Hatton 16/Aug/14 Lead dnf
with Jo Wood
Angus Taylor 14/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Lot's of fun! well worth a look

Hidden 11/Aug/14 2nd
leoch01 09/Aug/14 Lead β
strudles 09/Aug/14 Lead RP
with Leo choi
Hidden 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dbm 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Tom P
TP 20/Jul/14 Lead
with Helen F
TGreen 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
poigol5043 06/Jul/14 2nd
smargerison 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Carolyn
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/14 Lead dog
GregHood 04/Jul/14 2nd
stokienomad 01/Jul/14 2nd rpt
mrdigitaljedi 01/Jul/14 Lead
Ejminee 22/Jun/14 2nd
LovelyMrTom 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Getting out of the cave and onto the slab on the right took some thinking! Good fun route.

Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Low 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
dean beer 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

a good climb Did it in two pitch no problems ,Charlotte 2rd with no problems

with Charlotte
BenedictIEP 13/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Extremely Awkward.

Leleanor93 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
stokienomad 12/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Ian Johnson
Jenni Lees 11/Jun/14 2nd
with Lee Dean, Mark Dean
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
DWebs 25/May/14 2nd O/S

Inside proved a little too tight for comfort, ended up using a solid jam to step onto a high right foot on the slab.

Rory Bascombe 21/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ben clark
gavster 15/May/14 Lead
with rob
Rob Royle 15/May/14 2nd
with Gav
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
simeclimb68 04/May/14 Lead rpt
Dingchav 19/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
David Kay 13/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
garethb 29/Mar/14 Lead
with cheque
Hidden 29/Mar/14 TR O/S
sibluer 21/Mar/14 Lead
manxclare 16/Mar/14 2nd
with jon22
jon22 16/Mar/14 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 11/Mar/14 Lead
with Leeky Jonathan
Alex_Derbyshire 11/Mar/14 Lead
Markheighton 11/Mar/14 2nd
natalio 27/Feb/14 Lead dog

So, I think I made a mistake, and finished up laybacking on the slab to the right. I guess that's what made me rest and slip, etc. The slab is a really much harder enterprise. I do understand why the climb to the right is high on the E grade.

with Ali
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Pippa Churcher 16/Feb/14 Lead
Oo 19/Jan/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
jimbob1988 ??/2014 Lead O/S
Charlie Low 24/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Jack93 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Theeni 23/Nov/13 TR O/S
dave4430 23/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Escaped left

chris warner 23/Nov/13 Lead dog
with Dhan Ghale
Ally Smith 16/Nov/13 Solo
petejarrett 16/Nov/13 Lead O/S
beakerburgess 02/Nov/13 Lead O/S
kim.mulji 18/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Which joker said it was possible to get through that hole then?! ;-) Tried that a few times, then decide to "man-up", and go for the jamming, which just got me up! :-)

with Claudina
GermanAlex 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S


Mark Duncan 28/Sep/13 Solo
Jon_King 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Feels a bit like being reborn!

joe gallacher 28/Sep/13 Lead

OUCH...Very safe but still tough and scary ....

with Allan Green
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 -
BoulderyDave 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 08/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Andre Clarke 04/Sep/13 Lead dog

Don't wear helmet as this jams and prevents movement onto slap. Not a easy warm up route I was after. Gets my 'Bag of . . . . ' full vote here

carl roberts 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ruthonbike 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jonathan, Rowan Shaw
Hidden 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
adamashcroft 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stokienomad 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Albachoss 03/Aug/13 2nd β
with James.H
Calum Wadsworth 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Rob G, Harrogate club
rohai545 21/Jul/13 Lead
with Helen
ht543 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Rich Broadhead, Krish, Jacqui Crowder
kermit_uk 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 14/Jul/13 2nd
with steve
riff156 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
p3tersen 30/Jun/13 Lead

Climbed up to the shelf, then down to discard all my gear, then up again and brought Eoin up to be entertained by the inevitable chaos. Had a few goes, couldn't get my hips through, gave up and exited left. If I'd kept at it I think I might still be in there now

Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead dog
gpcomps 18/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Kin, Steve Kinsley
bobstones 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S
jjclarke70 05/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
johngriffin 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Indy92 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Metalbear 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with John James McEvoy
rohai545 16/May/13 Lead
with Chris Cope
carl_123 12/May/13 Lead O/S
MartF 12/May/13 2nd

With Stubbs. Stubbs, having proved too plump to get through the inside route, took the external line instead. After nearly an hour of wriggling.

HowieB 06/May/13 Lead
John Bish 06/May/13 Lead
with Bill Spittal
jak.kelly 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
Dan_Staff 05/May/13 2nd
Dan Vaj 05/May/13 Lead O/S
robbiek 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Geoff Pyatt, Dan Staff
Rob Wardle 04/May/13 Lead β
with Darren Ives
monsteratt 27/Apr/13 2nd dnf

Forgot I'm not too fond of tight spaces. Gave it a go. got arms through first gap, but couldn't get hips to go :-(. Never again.

with Kate
James_L88 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
R2B 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant top crux. Really enjoyed this route!

with Sergi
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead dnf
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 10/Apr/13 -
giuly 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Ben Abell, Neil Shephard
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Ardginny 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Julian Peters
toby farnworth ?/Apr/13 Lead
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?/Apr/13 2nd

Tried to lead it, made an arse of it, so seconded it. Gonna go back and have another go sometime.

with Richard Bower
Hidden 19/Mar/13 2nd
jwhereat 19/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Great fun through the hole, horrendous rope drag so proceeded to tie off on a hex climb back over the bulge, replace the gear to route rope though the bulge, climbed back over placed 3 bits of gear wiggled up to the slab bottled it. Left some blood.

mmmhumous 02/Mar/13 -

Andy's first lead fall onto a blue offset. Lots of gagging, no clean adjacent, assistants some dirty aid climbing too!

with Adam, Catie
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
BB95 01/Mar/13 2nd
pheonix65 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
richardadventurecafe 28/Feb/13 Lead

Easy least to start.. Then an interesting move out and over the bulge. Rock is fantastic, just require more trust in my feet!!

with Jim cockayne
Morgan P 24/Feb/13 2nd β

Outside version

SophieEmily 20/Feb/13 Lead dog

Took first rad lead fall on crux.

with Morgan Plain
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Sophieeee 17/Feb/13 TR
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2013 Lead O/S


saffy ??/2013 -
MJS ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
natp ??/2013 Lead O/S
davebrox ??/2013 Solo
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Stefan_Morris ??/2013 2nd
with Andy
Dafydd Stephenson ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead
schwenk 27/Oct/12 2nd
with Seb
BeckyBrown1989 09/Oct/12 Lead
with Helen Roberts
joedoherty 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Rigby
timmsy 16/Sep/12 2nd
with Neil
centurion05 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Llewellyn
Hidden 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 09/Sep/12 Lead dog
with Khalid
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
khalidq 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
tomdavenport 01/Sep/12 TR
pog100 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf

belayed at block, Sam tried the squirm, got stuck, I tried the face, could get to rock over, we bailed, but was fun

with Nick, Sam
MichaelGallimore 01/Sep/12 Lead
Peter Metcalfe 18/Aug/12 Lead

Through the hole - the proper way!

with Steve Lyon, Cath Sullivan
Hidden 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Jonny M 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

looks easy went to solo met the crack turned back for a rope :)

Hidden 05/Aug/12 2nd
Bede 27/Jul/12 Lead
with Pierce
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Solo β
Mike Turner 22/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Joshua Turner
climb the peak 08/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Wolfy1987 NEWMC 01/Jul/12 Lead
Ad Shaw ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Bridget Large
devavictrix 30/Jun/12 2nd

Rain set in so a dogged smear in a rush to get back to the hut!

ashtond6 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S

good move around the roof !

Neil Henson 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt

A safe and satisfying struggle on the sharp end.

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 20/Jun/12 2nd rpt
with Neil Henson
steve-grigg 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Duncan 88 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
ScottyD 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/12 2nd O/S
lenn1346 29/May/12 Lead dog
with Mark T
ben.phillips 26/May/12 2nd β
SJS 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
mike.rigby 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Steve tried to get up the hole, but with harness + gear was just a little bit too wide! Fun thrutching at the top

Liam_T 17/May/12 Lead O/S

Found it easy until I hit the overhang move onto the slab near the top. Lots of foot/hand jams up the crack until I was brave enough to swing a right leg over onto the slab. It got pretty ugly after that as I thrutched my way up the last two moves.

with Gavin Peach
Hidden 16/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/May/12 Lead O/S
Batt 24/Apr/12 Lead rpt

Required quite a bit of thought!

with Paul J, Sharon C
Hidden 24/Apr/12 2nd
mmmhumous 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Catie
George Nichols 15/Apr/12 2nd

Last move is a real doozy.

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
theycallmefrodo 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Fun, went right over bulge. Tunnel looked more fun, maybe if I lead it next time...

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
MJP 15/Apr/12 Lead dnf

Slipped off whilst coming out onto face. Escaped using top of captain lethargy

ladymuck 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

First HS, made it quite thrutchy! Handy shelter from hail.

tobyk 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
MaxR 11/Apr/12 2nd
with Toby
jhsp 07/Apr/12 Lead dog
hoggy90 01/Apr/12 Lead
catie ?/Apr/12 -
KeenClimber 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Walker
franhammond92 25/Mar/12 Lead
fechtn 24/Mar/12 2nd

Awesome climb last of Roaches Weekend, good fun climb

with Byatt
mike.rigby 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
puppythedog 22/Mar/12 Lead O/S

My first grit lead, an anxious experience, this entire trip I've felt like grit has a language I need to learn. Clean and felt hard.

with Julia
Hidden 22/Mar/12 2nd β
Guy Chater 17/Mar/12 Lead
Hyperopic 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
MichaelGallimore ?/Mar/12 2nd β

Easy with beta... Had fun watching people get stuck in the crack.

Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
ERH 24/Feb/12 Lead O/S
TDSvejstrup 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
dantheoptimist 11/Feb/12 2nd
with Ralph
Ralphus 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Feb/12 -
cameron_hall 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Dodged the awkward bit by exiting to the left. My lame excuse is that it was wet, slippery and windy! The bottom half was good fun, though.

hlegge 21/Jan/12 2nd O/S

Got to squirm right in the chimney as awkwardly as everyone said it would be, before discovering the much easier style of swinging out onto the face. Would have been an interesting lead.

Will Caesar ??/2012 Lead
Rotorslap ??/2012 2nd
with Stephen Graham, Eddie, John Eley
Hidden ??/2012 -
dr_botnik 07/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Bit of a one move wonder, thrutchy and off balance finish, harder in slippy trainers!

Hidden 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 12/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Charley started this but couldn't do the crux, so we multi-pitched it and I lead the top (crux) pitch.

Greg Jones 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
alexei.nicholas 06/Nov/11 2nd β
with Jonny Webb, Greg Jones
partz 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
CLyus 05/Nov/11 -
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead
gaz_jones 29/Oct/11 Lead dog
jack89 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Amazing how easy it is to forget you actually have legs when you can't see them.

sgl 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S
tebs 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S

scary top moves

LJC 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ben.richards 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S


Mr. K 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Nicola Holbrook, Lee Leatherbarrow
shepman 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Chantelle Barns
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead dnf
ipblake 15/Oct/11 TR

awkward last move! smeared up the outside in the end. TR as part of SPA training

Hidden 15/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/11 Lead dog
stle93 05/Oct/11 2nd
with Matt Everett, Chris Lyus
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd
steve.warrington 22/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Stuart Llewellyn
adam 24 21/Sep/11 -
Hidden 20/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Nordic 17/Sep/11 2nd
with Jodie Munks
Hidden 03/Sep/11 AltLd
Loubear 28/Aug/11 TR O/S
Wil.Hooke 20/Aug/11 2nd

Olly took the HS route instead of the S route!

with Olly
gd303uk 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ian
Oliver Houston 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Moves out from under the blocks are horrible... Not even climbing, just a nasty bit of grit thuggery in a fairly innocuous looking route

valentinesbabe 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Awesome move at the top..probably slightly easier if you're tallbut a real nice route.

marcduhig 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Bloody awkward!

lizzie789 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Definitely a squirmy finish. Western grit is wrong- top is crux.

Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd
Kyle87 ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Lead rpt
chisanga 25/Jul/11 TR O/S

Nice smeary moves

with Sas, Graham
mhawk 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Julie Hulme, Lee Picken
Hidden 23/Jul/11 -
ryansb90 21/Jul/11 2nd O/S
SMThompson1 21/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Gaz McShee 10/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
nathan2day 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Dominik Siedlecki
Kerstin_V 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Zeyn Saigol
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
darlolad ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd O/S
daharro 24/Jun/11 2nd
with Trev Speariett
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Climbfool_88 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
andyjirvin 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Attempted to go inside but just couldn't get my hips through! Probably the best no hands/no feet rest you can get... Re-tied ropes one at a time and came up the outside, some thrutchy jamming required. Done in approach shoes. Last move could be 4c?

Hidden 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 05/Jun/11 2nd
Neil Becousse 04/Jun/11 2nd

Leader went through hole. I couldn't fit so had to untie and have rope thrown down slab.

Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
trish1968 02/Jun/11 2nd dnf

Bottled out of the last move finished on the hvd

Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
paul horabin 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
bennys89 ?/Jun/11 -
augustus trout 29/May/11 2nd
with Dave Dillon
CChafer 29/May/11 2nd
Duffers 29/May/11 Lead O/S

I tried the inside route, but I'm a fat bas***d, so actually got stuck and had to throw my legs out into open space to give me some downward momentum. I therefore stepped out onto the slab, the foothold was high and once i'd managed to get my foot on it properly all that was needded was for me to shout expletives at myself. I think Ian was embarrassed belaying. It's a good job no kids were about!

ian lynch 29/May/11 Lead β

The book says this is a "right of passage" and you know what; it is pretty special; it will stay with me for a very long time; especially the part where Gaz gets stuck; priceless. I am a very small bloke and i found this a nightmare; how big folk get through is really quite beyond me!

jaimer 28/May/11 Lead
iainaitchison 22/May/11 TR RP
Hidden 20/May/11 2nd
James Goodwin 07/May/11 2nd O/S
with Andrew Chalklen
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/11 -
Stewart Armstrong 30/Apr/11 -
The Ivanator 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

A walk up the cracked slab to a single awkward and unsatisfying move onto the cleaner slab, rubbish!

with Stewart
andybirtwistle 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 29/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
yashvi 24/Apr/11 Lead dnf
with Jo Wimalasena
yashvi 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Edwin Mitchell
iwebster59017 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Matt Robinson 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Neil D 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Nadeem Rahim
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd
parker236 15/Apr/11 2nd
with Andy Hennnel, Peter Parker, Rick Mobbs
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
TheLiz 11/Apr/11 2nd
with Josh
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jas128 09/Apr/11 2nd β
neillkelly 09/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
nickwhimster 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 31/Mar/11 2nd
lukebowman551 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Craig Shelley
simonscubadiver 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Interesting escape from cave onto slab!

Guy Neal 14/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Feb/11 Solo O/S
andrew.houghton 17/Jan/11 TR
emmarowe ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
edmitchell ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
John Mckeating ??/2011 -
TheKing 25/Oct/10 Lead

awkward boulders

Hidden 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
John Lewis 25/Oct/10 2nd O/S

But I did the slab not the crack :-)

with Simon
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
miles155 17/Oct/10 2nd
with Alex Neubecker, Mark Stitson
Tala A 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
KarlH 10/Oct/10 2nd

I tried to lead this and just could not get over the nose. I came down and Nick showed me the way and i was able to follow. Thanks Nick!

crag_hopper_Jay 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jumpingjimminy 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ellie
ScottyD 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Matt10 02/Oct/10 2nd
with ldadams
Garron 02/Oct/10 Lead β
Hidden 01/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead
Mike_Gannon 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Lots of flailing in the tunnel after various different approaches. And couldn't make the move out onto the slab. Come back another day with a clear head.

Killianmurphy 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with tim nixon
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jshields 12/Sep/10 2nd

Third time, still horrid!

with Gavin
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd dog
cj1970 30/Aug/10 Lead β
hotfeet 30/Aug/10 Lead
TCarrick 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb... trust in friction!

Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
riddle 21/Aug/10 Solo O/S
enrogue 21/Aug/10 Lead dnf
with Sally
Homebrew165 19/Aug/10 2nd β
Mark Salter 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Kyle Rance 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Louise Grimster
daviesp2 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Tom
freemanTom 08/Aug/10 Lead dog

Had 1 fall then did it easily. Trust the feet!

with Paul Davies
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd dog
FrJ 07/Aug/10 2nd
pord 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with John Parton, Justin
cb1100r ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
kev82 31/Jul/10 Lead dog

Had to put some gear in the crack and pull on it to get out on the slab

Hayles 22/Jul/10 Lead
Rob Davies 11/Jul/10 Lead

Tried hard to squeeze through but eventually had to reverse ferret and do the outside variation

with Phil Ashton
spragglerocks 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
alexyoung 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb, especially if you don't get involved in the thrutchy finish and stick the slab.

with Verity
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd dog
Lumbering Oaf 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Batt 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Good wriggling at the top!

thrutch 09/Jul/10 Lead
Kamikaze Badger 06/Jul/10 2nd
with Phil Newing
TrevorCruse 04/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Phil Hammond
Storm Hunter 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Thrutchy! more awkward than Rhodren!

Hewin 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Thought about the crack but no chance with my big head and fat arse haha! Could probably get through it but need both hands in first and maybe no helmet/gear. The move out onto the slab feels bold but isn't too bad but takes some effort to get your foot to where it is any use!

with WMC
Graham Beaumont 22/Jun/10 2nd RP

Easy going moves up to overhang/hole to left of arete. Did the bold move over arete with hand jam down crack. Pushing hand on arete to get foot in place on the ridge before scrabling over and up with more hand jamming. Interesting leading opportunity with more practise perhaps.

Hidden 19/Jun/10 -
ianslade 17/Jun/10 2nd rpt

A difficult move out of the crack

mmalbon 16/Jun/10 2nd

It's an awkward sod.

with Mick
Mitch1990 12/Jun/10 -
b.hayley 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead dnf
jonathan watt 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S

easy to get over first boulder - don't worry about trying to put sling over, use nuts. Bomber gear under roof - much amusement, thrutching, inelegance to get out from under roof.

daveyji ?/Jun/10 Lead
with PP
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead dog
Mike Hood 31/May/10 2nd
Clay C 31/May/10 Lead dnf
with Jay
Jonny M 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Roberts
Jim Malo 30/May/10 2nd O/S
Happy Wanderer 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ken T
fatbuoybazza 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with phil
Bernie Wylde 25/May/10 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 25/May/10 2nd
with BW
Ben.De 23/May/10 Lead
Sparrowmonkey 23/May/10 2nd
with Ben De
Glyn Davidson 21/May/10 Lead rpt
with John Muff
andrea83 17/May/10 Lead O/S

A one move wonder round the bulge. Harder than it looks. Rest of climb easy.

with Dan
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead O/S
minus273degrees 11/May/10 2nd
Andrew Bangs 01/May/10 Lead dnf

With Ben. Getting past the boulder mid-way up was fine, but getting out from under the overhang near the top (onto the slab?) proved too much. Escaped left onto Captain Lethargy to finish, and walk the rope around to let Ben get the gear and have a go but he had the same difficulty.

with Ben Morgan
sklarke 01/May/10 Lead dnf

stuck in a bloody hole. not designed for hips or breasts

Hidden ?/May/10 -
mark32 ?/May/10 -
John Brayshaw 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Quite a tussle and very good value at that price

with Erica
Ander 18/Apr/10 Lead

Didn't really enjoy this right up to the crux move, which was fab. Jams and palming release you from the awkward overhang for a high reach for short little me over the corner.

with Deadahead
Andy Merrick 17/Apr/10 2nd
Daymo 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall 05/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with John Cook, Jon Taylor
Gashworth 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
willson 15/Mar/10 Lead
with chris, Phil Stubbs
heathergotrumbled 14/Mar/10 Lead dnf
with ST
s.tietz 14/Mar/10 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S
andycooper 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with nomi
Hidden 13/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
georgebe ??/2010 Lead
ml_si ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
GF ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Cossar 04/Nov/09 Lead dog

Has some awkward moves near the top, i got to experience my 1st lead fall.

with Si
peaches69 04/Nov/09 2nd O/S

good laugh trying 2 get round the top

with sarah
muwasi 03/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with tim
tim123487 03/Nov/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S
12bennevis34 28/Oct/09 2nd O/S
ebastock 25/Oct/09 2nd

Fantastic route - loved the crux move.

with Rich Greaves
r.greaves 25/Oct/09 Lead
with Emma Bastock
rwm7131 17/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd
jandyd05 11/Oct/09 Lead RP

Think I did it differently to most people due to dodgy left shoulder - sorted of backed out onto the slab, got my left foot on a hold and stood up !

Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
donkster 10/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Daymo 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S

wouldn't even attempt to get through the manhole

with Joe
simeclimb68 25/Sep/09 Lead
karly54 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
phja 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with darren
shed_hed 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr. K 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Ali H 06/Sep/09 Lead
with Glyn
Glyn Davidson 06/Sep/09 Solo rpt
with Ali
PhilfromPoynton 05/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Just could not do the last move.

with Phill Hargreaves
Carl Hanaghan 27/Aug/09 Lead
with Grant
Gh1 27/Aug/09 2nd
AlastairB 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

The crux is efinitely the exit onto the slab at the top, the boulder lower down as described in Western Grit. Very undignified scrabble until foot latched properly onto hold on slab the easy stand for the top. Loved it!!

with Sarah Ford, Dave (Stafford Mountain Club), Helen (Stafford Mountain Club)
fordie77 23/Aug/09 2nd
Mitch1990 12/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead
Julesthe1st 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Stana
jimbomann ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Done in the dark after a bottle of red wine, using a crap head torch! tricky under the roof at the top.

with John Beddard
Steeve ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
cj1970 31/Jul/09 2nd β
mullermn 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Another one move wonder - scramble up to challenging jamming laybacky rock over

Kylie 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
rob wmc 11/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Alan
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Keith Jones 09/Jul/09 Lead
with ali
sam coward 04/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Rupe
AlexDexter 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with katy madden
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Eric Olson
nvalentine760 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead
steve2006 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S

SPA course

deanr 29/May/09 Lead dog
tommytwotone 11/May/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
stevemcg 08/May/09 Lead
with Glyn
Glyn Davidson 08/May/09 2nd O/S

Done at night with a headtorch. A difficult move highup for the grade.

with steve mcg
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
zard 02/May/09 2nd dog

Thought it would be easy so I did not change into rock shoes.. but the top bit was quite challenging :)

peter myers ?/May/09 Lead
with Simon Halstead
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Carl Hanaghan 29/Apr/09 Solo
chri55ie 25/Apr/09 Lead
RankAmateur 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Western Grit describes the crux as being the fallen boulder 2/3rds up, with the easy route being to the left and under. Utterly wrong... The boulder was incredibly easy to pass (this from a fat, weak inexperienced climber). The crux was at the top, coming out from the under the overhang onto the slab on the left, which was a fairly horrid introduction to jamming. Great route.

Hidden 24/Apr/09 2nd O/S
axeman 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S

tricky top out, but fun

with schofield
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead rpt
James Moyle 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with T.Moores
Richard Gilbert 12/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Fell at the crux last year, no such problems this time! Helen did very well with lots of swearing!

with Helen
Ben Hollands 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Wendy Anderson
Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead β
Peakology 08/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Nostalgia trip, my first ever outdoor climb

with cat
Chalky Cat 08/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Interesting top section - couldn't reach the hand jams whilst trying to step out onto the slab which made the move feel very tenuous.

with Dom
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jepotherepo ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Helen
Alaina 31/Mar/09 Lead dnf

Are you meant to squeeze through that hole!!?

with JCB
Hidden 30/Mar/09 2nd dog
ben comery 30/Mar/09 Lead dog

Re-trying route previously failed on. fell once during tricky move to get onto the slab, then used no grace or style to struggle up it.

with Tom D
benny_m 29/Mar/09 Lead β

Tough little end to it, can't see how anyone could squeeze through the hole on the inside route!

Reaver2k 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with -
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead
Jake Howard 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Sam Strong
heathergotrumbled 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with MS, SJ, Will
mataius 21/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Siany 15/Mar/09 2nd

The crux is an awful introductin to jamming!

with Dave Hunniset
Siany 15/Mar/09 2nd

an interesting climb with a frustrating finish..my first expereince of jamming!

with Dave Hunniset
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
mattshort 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ellypryce 07/Mar/09 2nd
with matttshort
Hidden 01/Jan/09 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2009 -
tallan9 ??/2009 Lead
idiotproof (Buxton MC) ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Griff87 ??/2009 -
with Joe Fraser
ben comery 18/Dec/08 2nd dnf

Final climb of the day, getting dark, raining. couldn't manage top slab, so absailed down. Tom threw down ropes that then managed to get wedged behind boulder. Took Tom ages to retrieve it by torch light, while i couldn't really do much at the bottom.

with Tom D
Hidden 18/Dec/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
thompson1000 09/Sep/08 2nd
J R R Hartley ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Tracy
BeccaSnowden 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/08 2nd dnf
dashitboarder 28/Jul/08 Lead dnf
with Jess
LeighAdams 27/Jul/08 Lead
with Eddie Banks
HeatherF 20/Jul/08 Lead dnf

O dear-i really can't climb on grit and completely failed on a HS!

with Ollie
mmalbon 19/Jul/08 2nd

Sussed where to jam for the awkward bulge at the top a few weeks ago, so not too bad this time. Still awkward though.

with Mick
FrankW 13/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Maaten F
eduardo 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Sylvain, Mark H
Alex Winter 23/Jun/08 2nd O/S
brady 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt

nice rockover onto the slab, nostalgia from early beginnings on grit

with Roger
HIGHTOWER 11/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Thynne
pepperpot 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Second HS, loved it! Everyone told me it was horrible but once I worked out where to place the fist jam in the crack it all kind of worked out.

with Ralph Atkinson
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
DanT 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
steveP 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Towns
mmalbon 04/Jun/08 TR

Great move at the top! Quite awkward, much thrutching :-)

with Mick, Simon and James
Andy Miller ?/Jun/08 -
matt thornton 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with ollie
Neil Henson 15/May/08 2nd
with Graham Robinson
Hidden 14/May/08 2nd
gazbonutter 14/May/08 Lead O/S

Really solid and quick lead but took four attempts to finally approach the final problem correctly but once I got it it felt perfect and would be the only way up the climb if it was bad weather unlike Pete's technique on second! Jo ran out of puff and then got encouraged by Pete to try the caving route and then got even more tired but it was very amusing to watch!

with Pete MacDonald + Jo
sarah87 11/May/08 2nd dog

Topped out over the bulge with alot of struggling

with Andy Knight
jandyd05 07/May/08 2nd

Getting round the bulge was an interesting problem - well done Ian on the lead !

with Ian Warren
Matt Schwarz 01/May/08 2nd O/S
Ollie Wickham 01/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd dog
Mike Roach ?/May/08 2nd dog

An easy start leads to a tricky final move which is awkward as there is a tendency for a shoulder and head to get partly wedged in the crack. Once out on the front to the right the going is rather technical but only lasts for a couple of moves.

with Laurence Hicks
fizzychewitt 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Mike and Kat
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
michael burrows 26/Apr/08 Lead

and kat

Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
MD 19/Apr/08 Lead
with Dean
MattT88 16/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/08 2nd
mick1jones 12/Apr/08 Lead dnf
with Rob Stewart
Rich A-Wilkes 12/Apr/08 Lead dnf

Tried to lead but had to abort due to a large amount of hail being deposited at my feet and all over the crag for that matter

with Mick Jones, Chris Wood
Henryrouse 10/Apr/08 Lead
with ollie
hapymike 01/Apr/08 Lead
Canno ?/Apr/08 2nd
sambosanquet101 19/Mar/08 2nd
pldarch 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 18/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/08 Solo O/S
kitch22 27/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Nails, not what I was expecting.

with Paul Quinn
neilfish 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Goldie
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hanski ??/2008 2nd
Richard Gilbert ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Clive Green
TCHEKE ??/2008 -
dan gibson ??/2008 Solo O/S
LP ??/2008 -
Katie S 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
kendogcatchy 20/Oct/07 TR
prof_vague 20/Oct/07 TR dnf
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Katie Marshall ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Vicky, dory
bobpilgrem 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Good solid jams in the top crack- but still very awkward gatting onto slab to finish.

AJ007 11/Aug/07 Solo
chriscopps 10/Aug/07 Lead dog
with graeme baxter
gb83 10/Aug/07 2nd

Chris took 1st leader fall on this. bloody awkward finish!

edmitchell 05/Aug/07 -
with kai ren, kai en, steve
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/07 Lead
Dan Leach 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Bellfield
Hidden 27/Jul/07 TR RP
Hidden 27/Jul/07 TR
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
staceyjg 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Booker and my daughter Katie
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Mike Turner 01/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Keith Jones 27/Jun/07 2nd
with ali, David
Hidden 18/Jun/07 Lead
My Gravity 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Joel T
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/07 2nd
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/07 Lead
Steve Vincent 07/May/07 2nd
Zoomer 29/Apr/07 Lead


with Nobby Clarke
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
dja 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 14/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Simon Cook
skolvikking 13/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/07 2nd
Maciek ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with P.J.
Hidden 21/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/07 Lead O/S
treebadger 10/Mar/07 Lead dnf

bit of a fall after giving up on the inside route

Mike W 09/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Charles 09/Mar/07 Lead
with Mike WhiteHurst
mic_b 05/Mar/07 TR O/S

Brilliant. First HS. First day climbing ...

with Richard Hogan
tim87dj 04/Feb/07 Lead O/S

horriblly awkward overhanging crack onto slab

Hidden ?/Jan/07 2nd
Mark Collins ??/2007 Lead dog
with Simon Cook
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 Solo O/S
2RoyalAnglian ??/2007 Lead
with mark ansty
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
jchenoweth 11/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Pablo
Hidden 04/Nov/06 2nd dnf
Simon Caldwell 04/Nov/06 2nd O/S
with Carmen and Dave E
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead dnf
timjones 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Joe Mclean
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Alfredo ?/Oct/06 Lead
with Ben R
SimonAndersen ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Kevin Belcher
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Solo O/S
steev 12/Aug/06 Solo O/S

Worth doing for the inside route. One of my favourite ever grit routes.

old un 07/Aug/06 TR

top rope setting practice

with Steve Dorsett
Hidden 25/Jul/06 2nd
Tom M Williams 08/Jul/06 2nd
dread-i 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Tom M Williams
Col Allott 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
JWB ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
LennyJ1 ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/06 2nd
Col_MAN 12/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead
Graeme Hammond 14/May/06 Lead rpt
Guy Wilson 13/May/06 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
Graeme Hammond 13/May/06 Lead O/S
Marvino 04/May/06 Lead
with Darren
Byronius Maximus ?/May/06 2nd O/S
with Graeme Hammond
studly84 08/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with iain woodhouse
Brown 04/Mar/06 2nd O/S
with Rob Glenduning
John Lisle ??/2006 -
krusty23 ??/2006 2nd

Found it awkward getting out onto the outside - trying to get out right and up whilst trying NOT to get my whole body jammed! Trust your feet on the smeary scoop

Hidden ??/2006 -
Mat J ??/2006 -
ChrisBrooke 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden 19/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/05 Lead O/S
JPGR ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Justin Adams
davek ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Larson
John HW 04/Jun/05 -
with Cath
Hidden 28/May/05 Lead O/S
michael burrows 21/May/05 Solo
naughtybadboy 16/May/05 Lead
with simon day
Bob M 02/May/05 2nd
with Chris Bristow
kenneM ?/May/05 Lead
with Will Taylor
tradguy 26/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 26/Apr/05 2nd
masa-alpin 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Adam started to lead, but I took over eventually.

with Adam W
stevo smith 16/Apr/05 Lead O/S
stevo smith 16/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 TR O/S
Andrew Abraham ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S

Inside or outside route is good value

donkster ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with jeffers
DavidR 30/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Aidan McGuffie
Outdoorfun37 04/Jun/04 Lead
with Spitz
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S

Inside route up through the hole...perhaps the best route on grit!!!

Andy Clarke 16/May/04 Lead O/S
with ChrisA
FrankW 15/May/04 Lead O/S
with Heather Swift
fellgazelle 24/Apr/04 2nd O/S
charlesmfrench 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Ian _Haigh
Hidden 15/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/04 Solo O/S
northy1983 ??/2004 Solo
John Eley ??/2004 Lead O/S
Chesh ??/2004 2nd
with Mick B
Hidden 21/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Rampikino 27/Sep/03 Lead
with Bob Brown
rob wmc 13/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Alan & Jonny
Alaric 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Isabel B
Gus ??/2003 Lead
Irk the Purist ??/2003 Lead
with Laura P
Danhan 19/Oct/02 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/02 Lead
Howard J 20/Aug/02 TR
Blod 20/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Aiden R
HazelMacLean 22/Jun/02 TR

Colin lead. Roberta second.

Hidden 27/Apr/02 Lead
thetourist 28/Aug/01 Lead
Hedley 03/Jul/01 2nd O/S
with Emily
Katie Weston ?/Jul/00 2nd
Martyn ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
dan_o_b ??/2000 Solo
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
Mark Stevenson 04/May/98 Solo
antroy 10/Apr/98 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/97 TR
Hidden 19/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/97 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/1997 2nd
with Danny
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 30/Mar/96 Solo O/S
michael burrows 27/Jun/95 Solo
Strong Steve 09/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 29/Apr/95 2nd O/S
with Steve Lucas
brady ??/1995 Lead
with John Cameron
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 -
alan moore ??/1995 -
smudge 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 07/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 07/Jul/94 -
stokienomad 05/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 15/May/93 Lead
with Rosy Wright
babymoac 17/Aug/91 Lead
Raggar 26/Sep/90 2nd
Roget 15/Jun/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
tapley 13/Sep/87 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Peakology ??/1987 2nd
with andy, Chippie Woods
Hidden 30/Mar/86 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 -
Mark Kemball ??/1974 2nd
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