Rockfax Description
A great climb up the long groove that is the main feature of the right-hand side of the cliff. A steep initial section leads to a block (the Pulpit) at the foot of the superb curving crack. This can be laybacked by Philistines, the rest of us revel in the quality of the finger and hand-jamming. Protection is bomber throughout. Possibly the best route of its grade in the Peak. © Rockfax

Fa. L Kiernan 1937

Ticklists: BMC On-Peak Rock: Jamming tests, ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Ardo 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 18/Jun/17 Lead rpt
db79 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Very nice.

Becks87 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S
George Frisby 18/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Phil
Sam Parker ?/May/17 2nd
with Michael Bishop
timrooker 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Carla
CarlaJG 30/Apr/17 2nd
CarlaJG 30/Apr/17 2nd
Cheryl 11/Apr/17 2nd
with francistango
paulsross 09/Apr/17 2nd
with Phil Biglands
George Frisby 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Phil
mrphilipoldham 02/Apr/17 2nd rpt
colin milton 02/Oct/16 Lead
mrphilipoldham 02/Oct/16 2nd rpt
WilliamRupp 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
M_Robinson 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Laura Brown
Laurabrown 11/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
soph 09/Sep/16 Solo O/S
morganator 09/Sep/16 Solo
Blod 18/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Outstanding route.

with Tony S
ferdia 15/Aug/16 2nd
Andy Moles 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
rich_hw 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Nikki
Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Flavio 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd O/S
Antony Mariani 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jo P
devious wally 09/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/16 2nd
tanssop 09/May/16 Lead rpt
with Phil & Rob
mrphilipoldham 09/May/16 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Lovely moves. Very pleasant

with Jurr
WilliamRupp ??/2016 -
FelixJT ??/2016 Lead
Darron ??/2016 -
richy85 27/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with George, Paul
Hidden 16/Sep/15 Lead
JackSnowden 23/Aug/15 -
lena.drapella 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Lena
bantamdave 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
stuc 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Dutch
peachos 07/Jun/15 2nd
Rotorslap 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Top route, got some fist jams in, need to be a bit fitter to consider climbing

matt.stevenson 21/Apr/15 Lead
Albachoss 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Jake Young 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Johnmc ??/2015 Lead
benkelsey 18/Nov/14 Lead O/S

not a good choice to go to a north facing crag in late november apparently. very spongey, came away totally covered. definitive type 2.

with rory wadsworth, Fran hammond
stratandrew 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Jim Symon
jiles 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Alice Travers
timjones 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 26/Jul/14 2nd
with C May
Simonj 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with tim jones
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
JimboWizbo 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Ok at HS

with Beth
C May 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
Stuart Hurworth 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Really nice climb, excellent line up the crack & corner. Several tricky sections but with good rests and gear.

Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
stratandrew 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt


Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Marq 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 2nd
ashtond6 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

massively overhyped

Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
sus 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
manwithacam 05/Jun/14 2nd

Not sure this felt much easier than the first time I climbed it 4 years ago. Great route tho, would get HVS at Burbage? I'm sure there is at least a 4c move in there somewhere.

with Mark, Alan
Alex_Derbyshire 26/May/14 Lead O/S

Didn't get much done. This was great though.

Markheighton 26/May/14 2nd
kermit_uk 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead dog
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
greengrasss 19/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Had no gear except shoes and chalk on a hike and couldn't pass by this crag without trying something there. Took me a long time to commit to the crux- crack climbed it! (a first for me)

MikeDowsett 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Paul Tretheway, jshields
jshields 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway
alias dave 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Dan Moran
Steve J P 21/Jul/13 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 21/Jul/13 2nd
with sp
skittles 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Got to go back and lead it...quality route.

Idaftclimbdaft 17/Jul/13 Lead
Rob Jarratt 14/Jul/13 2nd

Trickier than I expected. Perfect weather.

with Andy Crawley
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tomB 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Griffin
leeds_belle 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jennifers87 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Beginning was straight forward enough. End layback was very committing. Would have been concerned if I was leading.

tom bre 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Simply Stunning! Surely one of the best hard severe routes on grit! :-)

with Matthew Brereton
namagnall 06/Jul/13 2nd
Droyd 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Nathan Magnall, Joe Mortimer
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
thetradlad 29/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Louise Hall 29/Jun/13 2nd β

Did it twice as needed a seconder

with Nathaniel , Josh Daymond
augustus trout 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MaccMark 26/Jun/13 2nd
with Conor
stratandrew 26/Jun/13 2nd
Clay C 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Elliott
ElliottB 26/Jun/13 2nd
j.buckley87 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
birbeck 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
fooforever 19/Jun/13 2nd
with Rowan Leech
The Grist 18/Jun/13 Solo
Andrew Lodge 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Tony
Mr Fuller 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Tough move near the top. Great route.

Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Jun/13 2nd
D.botts87 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Just Another Dave 02/May/13 Solo O/S
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
monkeyboy3000 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Barry D 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Jules_L
Jules Lane 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

To quote the new BMW guide - fantastic !

with Mynydd Barry
benchwarmer 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with andy, Lizzie
lilliyan 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Andy, Ewan
atom 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
jorge1983 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Joe.Elliott1 30/May/12 Lead
JdotP 27/May/12 Lead dog

Fell off just after the thread! Whoops!

with Tom Reed
Reedymc 27/May/12 2nd O/S
with John Proctor
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Superb weather very windy just the EYCMC at the crag

with Joanna House
Stefan Trebicki 26/May/12 2nd
with Liam Brady
Bob Windsor 26/May/12 AltLd
with Rick Graham
AlisonSmiles 24/May/12 2nd
with Carl Pulley
Legionreturns 23/May/12 2nd O/S
Richard Alderton 23/May/12 Lead

In one fell shoe (L) and one bare foot (R) on account of extreme stupidity and being too lazy to go back down to the car.

BenedictIEP 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 22/May/12 2nd rpt
with Ben Powley
CKegan 31/Mar/12 2nd

A good climb, but very cold!

with neil
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
dominic lee 24/Mar/12 Solo
Jim Slater 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
motorgeez ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Elise2977 ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
rwm7131 30/Sep/11 Lead
Jonathan Hall 28/Sep/11 Lead

Soooo green

disturbed_one51 28/Sep/11 2nd

Great fun. It was in a really grim and slimy condition making it very 'interesting'

with Wee man
ryan118116 01/Sep/11 TR
wahniel 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S

have lead this previously. I find it a bit overrated. It is monodimensional and a one-move-wonder. Nice position though.

with Robin Hoffmann
teamrob 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Got to use lots of jams. Was too busy concentrating to have noticed how good it was.

with Dan
neillkelly 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
neillkelly 14/Jul/11 2nd
gazfellows 02/Jul/11 2nd
with shaun d
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/11 -
pog100 29/Jun/11 Lead
with Cath Walton
Mitch1990 03/Jun/11 Lead
Jimbo_28 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jayzen 01/Jun/11 TR
with Joshu Hardy
Tom Stapleton 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
grubes 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ahab 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

took over lead after Rich backed off.

Graeme Hammond 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
andrew549 09/Apr/11 2nd
andrew549 09/Apr/11 Lead
petellis 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Greame Hammond, The Little Colonel
attack the crack ?/Jan/11 2nd β
JEP ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
nmoysey ??/2011 -
with Ben Vickers
adie84 ??/2011 -
Martin Davies 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Rogers
jiles 15/Aug/10 -
with Alex Winter
Alex Winter 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd
manwithacam 14/Aug/10 Lead

Good to pass On Peak Rock's jamming test no.2.

with Sarah
buczko 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Pilch 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
Graeme Hammond 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S

ace moves/jams QUALITY!!

with Sarah New, Jools
ayuplass 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with miles
willworkforfoodjnr 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Matthew reid 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Phil West 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
Dan Lane 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S

very nice route with no polish at all, surprisingly.

with Chris Tan
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd
ggflett 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dave
chri55ie 05/Jun/10 2nd
with Laila Jhaveri, Brian Coupland
mattnuttall ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S

BMC BBQ sunny evening

with Kevin Thaw
markfairbank 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples, John Birtill
johnjb 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Ray Sharples, MarkFairbank
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
MattT88 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Suze Slade
Stuart William 03/May/10 2nd O/S
greatowl 22/Apr/10 Lead
cymjt ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Birdo 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
phja 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with darren
shed_hed 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jonka ?/Sep/09 -
with gareth
john.gaffney 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Awesome - easier than bertie's bugbear (mostly due to differences in rock condition/vegetation) and every move a joy.

with Stephen Boult
Si dH 12/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Chris Foster
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
pog100 01/Jul/09 2nd
with Cath Walton
Yanis Nayu 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Great route.

with Phil Lucas
tanssop 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Absolute quality

with Wayne
doogstrue 01/Jul/09 2nd
with andy s
djdf 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Eeuurrgh. Had to layback it. Didn't like the foot placements either. I'm clearly not too good on proper grit, prefer the quarries.

with Pete
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd β
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
becjones 09/May/09 2nd dog

Slightly scarry.

with Mike Hough
RankAmateur 09/May/09 2nd O/S

Tricky but fun. Had to jam an arm in the crack then layback to get to the top. Also had to but entire bodyweight onto tiny pebble in slab at one point.

mike_hough_uk 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with becjones
chri55ie 09/May/09 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 22/Apr/09 2nd

Nice climb. Makes you really appreciate appointment with fear.

with Dad
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Ali D ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Dad
hilty ??/2009 Lead O/S
ste_d 27/Jul/08 Solo rpt
Barry D 22/Jul/08 2nd
with John Ison
t_stork 22/Jul/08 Lead

Fine right up until that laybacking wide crack, hands black with muck from it, faffed around for ages

with Ison
Calder 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Hand-jamming heaven (didn't think there was such a thing!), superb climbing. An outstanding route.

with Rich
tash 11/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Matty K
Trigoc ?/Jul/08 2nd
with Phil
poofish 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gary
gazbonutter 22/Jun/08 Lead β

Led with confidence and good style except one of the last moves. Really enjoyable.

addersb 16/Jun/08 2nd

Interesting footwork on the upper slab, lovely climb

Andrew Sandercock ?/Jun/08 2nd β
with robert sandercock
johnwilson123 ?/Jun/08 -
mje1398 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with John M
Laura89 05/May/08 2nd
with Jez
CharlieC 05/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jez
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/07 2nd
mike_hough_uk 11/Aug/07 2nd
with Rob W, Chris
chri55ie 11/Aug/07 2nd
with Rob Wilson, Mike Hough
stevo smith 11/Aug/07 Lead

Also climbed in 1993 with my dad Arthur. he lead I 2nd.

with Pam
towdman 07/Aug/07 2nd
Neil Pacey 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Solo
psychicbread 26/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with James
mr bounce 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
jak.kelly 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
Brown 03/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with John
coffeepot 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with jelaby
alj 15/Apr/07 2nd

Ste Lead

with ste davison, leon skeldon
SR1970 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 01/Sep/06 2nd O/S

Can't wait to go back and lead this...

Hidden 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/06 Lead O/S
spacey 29/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with jo macey
Hidden 11/Jun/06 Lead rpt
K Wall 11/Jun/06 2nd
with Martin
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
with Dunc
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2006 2nd O/S
with SteveOc
yewchen 23/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with russell, osamu
dan_o_b ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
EdEd ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Mr Strip
babymoac 23/Jul/05 Lead
with James Gill
Si dH 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Simonj 28/May/05 TR
Stig 22/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Ann S ??/2005 Lead O/S

Super route-one of my favourite grit lines. Saw a piccy of it and knew I had to do it.

with Bill Harrison
CGlennie 30/Sep/04 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/04 2nd
Chris Davids 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Bethan
Simon Caldwell 01/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Carmen
shaun walby 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Trobbo 12/Jun/04 Lead
with graham wood
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
RobSimmo 04/Oct/03 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 04/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Michael Brown 24/Aug/03 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 09/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Nik Howard
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Lead
cem 13/Jul/03 2nd
with Jonathan Astin
John Marsland 28/Jun/03 2nd
with Ant Williams
chrishedgehog 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Clare Wilkie
Laramadness 31/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with BA
Howard J 11/Jun/02 Lead rpt
with Mark Ford
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Howard J 04/Apr/00 2nd
with Andrea Halman
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
roncaves 26/Jun/99 Lead
with Gavin Williams
Blod 09/May/98 Lead rpt
with Tony S
craig h ?/May/98 2nd rpt
with Mark c
StevePr ??/1998 Lead
with Alan
barney@helmshore 29/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with mike w
switch ?/Aug/96 Lead
Phil West 22/Jun/96 2nd rpt
with David Atherton
Hidden 17/Jul/94 Lead
Phil West ?/Jul/94 2nd rpt
with Dennis ? & Steve Wild
Martin Bennett 08/May/94 -
with MT
Phil West ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
Rob Davies ?/Jul/93 Lead
craig h 21/Apr/93 Lead rpt
with Paul Braithwaite
Hidden 16/May/92 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 14/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with John Buckley
Roget 26/Aug/91 Solo rpt
with Jonathan T, chris jones
ste_d 18/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with mik
Hidden 19/Jul/91 Solo
sadams 08/Mar/91 Lead
with Mark Bonham
andrew300169 ??/1991 Lead
with Pom
nai ??/1991 2nd
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Lead
with D Picker, I Smith
Tony Prendergast ?/May/90 -
with Mike Cleary
Roget 30/Jul/89 Lead O/S
with jim
Andy Say 14/Jul/89 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 04/Jun/89 Lead
with Rob Gale, Dan Morgan
goi.ashmore 15/Apr/89 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/89 Lead
craig h ??/1988 -
charlesmfrench 29/Mar/81 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/80 Solo
Neil McA 10/May/80 Solo
with Mick Ward
Sean Kelly ??/1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ??/1975 Lead

regularly over years and soloed

with Al Bennett
Tom V ??/1969 -
tutbury ?/Sep/67 -
with andy sheehan
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