Rockfax Description
16m. The right arete of the face, passing a niche, to the ledge of Modern. Step left to the crack in the headwall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

tom bre 21/Jan 2nd O/S

Felt hard and not just because I couldn't feel my fingers More like Severe 4a than V Diff

cbonner 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
andrew.tyrrell 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Chris
summerse 18/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Alt lead. 2nd pitch

Hidden 18/Sep/16 AltLd
sarahlaight 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
TJ Mather 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Xander
Hidden 17/Aug/16 Lead
GargoyleFeet 14/Aug/16 2nd

Practicing twin ropes...good little route.

FlavioL1989 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd
Katharina 13/Mar/16 2nd
with Dan Peary
alexcollins123 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
tomaca12 13/Mar/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead
Paul Hy 23/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Garnham 23/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 11/Sep/15 2nd
DanChad 11/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
StevieLee 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Tom Swift
StormShadow 16/Aug/15 Lead

Lead main first pitch

with Chris
chrissyboy 16/Aug/15 2nd
Dan Geh 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
tgeh 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with dan geh
SteveCarratt 09/Aug/15 Lead
Xpytrov 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
BigHairyIan 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack
rickstaylor 09/Aug/14 Lead
with Ian
How easy 20/Jul/14 AltLd

Led top crack

Hidden 20/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
jon_Str 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Rob Royle 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Steph
Archbishop 01/Aug/13 Lead
with Dave Thistle
Hidden 30/Jul/13 2nd
Paul Hy 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
Mayaculpa 09/Jul/13 2nd
with Paul
ivebittenoffmorethanicanstu 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
liverpooldave 30/Jun/13 2nd
runestone 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Stu
sk8world19 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Chewbert
Hidden 05/Jun/13 2nd
scoth 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 05/May/13 Lead
Shaw Brown 05/May/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd
Elby ?/May/13 2nd
with Tim
Jenny Clarke ?/May/13 Lead O/S
pheonix65 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Nigel Bond 09/Oct/12 Lead
with Dave Dewhurst
Hidden 09/Oct/12 2nd
AJ007 22/Sep/12 2nd
with Brian
daviesp2 08/Sep/12 Lead
with Andy Debrou
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd β
swoollock 21/Aug/12 Lead
cragant 21/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Coops_13 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Scary solo, hard for VDiff

Stuart William 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Sid
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S

I ledfirst pitch then belayed to avoid rope drag. Andy led second pitch

with andy
Andy DJ 16/Oct/11 AltLd
ryansb90 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Huw D-W
Curly Rich 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S

wet warm up.

with GMC Paul S
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Duncan Beard ?/Jul/11 2nd

Dave forgot to traverse left to finish and finished direct at about D/VD.

idiotproof (Buxton MC) 21/Jun/11 -

Single rope.... v windy

Mike Hood 13/Mar/11 2nd
masa-alpin 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Pitched at the ledge at half height. Michelle tried to lead P2, but after placing 3 runners, backed off by climbing down, and I took over.

with Michelle A
PeteH 26/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Chris Fox
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
bavarianGaz 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
Tom Lee-Field 20/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Gaz
keith leonard ??/2011 -
hcooper 16/Oct/10 Lead

Erhm. Not sure what I ended up climbing, didn't feel VDiff!

JdotP 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Hereward Cooper
hapymike 09/Sep/10 Lead
idiotproof (Buxton MC) ?/Jun/10 -
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
iliff ??/2010 Lead O/S
with lauren
dannyboy83 27/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
si_green99 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Nice way to end a weekend of staffs grit!

with Mike Redding
nathanroberts89 ?/Jul/09 TR O/S
with glenn
CathS 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S

The headwall was nails for a VDiff!!

with Mike Tempest
mtempest 16/Jun/09 2nd
with CathS
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo O/S
chrislikesstowford 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Big Ian Murther lead and I seconded

goi.ashmore 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Stig 22/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Goi
Danzig 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rich Ogden
DannyK 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 01/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 07/Dec/08 -
ben comery 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S

First time on proper rock in a long time! Best weather you could ask for. Did as 2 pitches. Took awhile to get hang of finding best protection.

with Tom D, Brad
kirsty52 28/Sep/08 2nd
with Phil Bailey
rachaeldanks 21/Sep/08 2nd
with mark s
Jon Read 21/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
bentaylor1986 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

first lead outdoor without an experienced person guiding me...so so high when you get to the ledge! did chicken out on the last 2 metres and went to the right :(

with andrew marr
Mike Turner 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dave White
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd β
embob 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Si and Marty
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd
Mike Roach 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S

A bit of a pull-out at the top got me rather pumped

with Laurence Hicks
sarah87 21/May/08 Lead O/S

last 2 metres, the most scared I have ever been on a climb, made it though :)

with Lee (Tink) Walton
Hidden 08/Mar/08 AltLd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Theeni 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S


dpmUK 17/Oct/07 2nd O/S

In the dark. Bit of a nightmare with ropes but we got there in the end.

Simon Caldwell 30/Sep/07 2nd O/S

A bit steep for a VDiff at the top! Luckily the holds are big enough to compensate :)

with Carmen
staceyjg 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch quite nicely (well if you count puffing, panting and swearing at your partner while he shouts, "just get up there", quite nicely) then totally bottled it for the last pitch after the ledge, setup a belay and got my partner to complete it! (chicken that I am)

Hidden 30/Sep/07 AltLd
dja 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with jodi
Hidden 20/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
mart rich 04/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch steep and a big contrast to 1st

with Steve Moody
davek 25/Apr/07 Solo O/S

Fantastic route, very enjoyable.

DerwentDiluted 21/Apr/07 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 04/Feb/07 2nd
naughtybadboy 04/Feb/07 Lead
Steve Banham ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
EAYL 23/Oct/06 Lead
with LMB
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
davidwright 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
2RoyalAnglian ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with mark ansty
Hidden 12/May/05 2nd O/S
Darragh ??/2005 -
donkster ?/Nov/04 Lead O/S
with trigg
Hidden 10/Oct/04 Lead
Dux 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Premal
jimshrimp 04/Sep/03 Lead
Howard J 15/Jul/03 2nd
with Rachel James
thetourist 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Claire Ryder
Hidden 28/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden 21/Jul/01 2nd O/S
shaun walby ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Apr/99 Lead
Hidden 21/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 28/Aug/95 Solo rpt
Gordon Stainforth 02/Aug/92 Lead
with David Hope
Roget 26/Jan/91 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 06/May/87 2nd
with Steve Ball
Ian Archer 05/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
Howard J 25/Jul/84 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
mikej 07/Apr/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
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