Rockfax Description
12m. Bold and satisfying though sometimes a bit dirty. From the ledge on the right traverse out left to reach the airy arete and balance up this to a juggy finish. © Rockfax

FA. Probably Joe Brown, late 1950s 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Graeme Hammond 24/Sep Lead β

abseiled with the intention brushing (after other climbs being very scrittly that day) but decided it looked OK so instead just pulled out the grass on the scoop ledge and made it covered in woodlice. Cleaned and checked holds were clean enough (did one move, they were still too dirty so brushed better, so maybe not quite a flash then!). Bold at the top but large cams in the fluting before the final rounded dirty top out in retrospect should have been fine but felt scary. Rock better than guide makes out. Worth doing 2*.

with Neil Colquhoun
prcleary 13/Jun 2nd
with Tim Miller
Hidden ?/May Lead
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
The Grist 02/Oct/16 2nd
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
MischaHY 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Easy bottom section with a sting in the tail! The runout at the top was scary and the last few sloping holds made for an excellent top out.

Coel Hellier 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Pretty unsure and slow ascent. Quite jittery at the top, but with good gear.

Hidden ??/2008 -
davek 29/May/07 2nd
with Shaun L
Hidden 07/Nov/06 2nd
Si dH 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Crux wasnt the top, it was the bottom! Unless youre supposed to traverse slightly higher? (we went up the arete all the way really) A couple of insecure smeary 5a moves on crumbly rock wit habsolutely no gear - pretty scary and full-on E1. Good lead by Neil (I had backed off it to do do slowhand in preference just before)

with Neil Furniss
mark s ??/2005 -
Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
Dave Garnett ?/Aug/03 2nd
Jon Read ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Gus 12/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/02 2nd
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
Hidden 04/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead
Martin Bennett 03/Jul/94 -
with MT
Roget 23/Jun/92 Solo rpt
Roget 26/May/90 Lead O/S
with jim
Hidden 30/Sep/89 Lead
charlesmfrench 08/Jun/86 2nd O/S
with Dave Booth
Hidden 25/Jul/85 Lead
Steve Lewis 22/Jul/84 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
Ken Taylor 21/Sep/82 TR
Hidden 01/Jul/82 Lead
Nic Robinson 01/Jul/82 Lead O/S
with Roy Stupak
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