Rockfax Description
The astounding axe-edge arete may by the most impressive piece of grit in the Peak, imagine being up there! Gain the arete from 8m up Route 1 via a tricky mantel and desperate leftwards traverse. The terrifying final section is out there and proves to be only marginally easier. Well-named indeed. © Rockfax

FA. John Hartley (as The Prow) 1969 FFA Dougie Hall 1986

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Peak: Past and Present, The Shock Of The New, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Hidden ??/2014 Lead RP
Nigel Coe 26/Jun/99 2nd dog

I had a very tight rope on pebble move.

with Martin Crocker
Seb Grieve ??/1990 Lead RP

Felt low in the grade. Wore slippers so that I could feel the footholds on the traverse. Top is easy if you are lanky. 2nd ascent.

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