Rockfax Description
18m. 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 (useful thread), the rest of us will revel in the quality of the jamming. © 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).

mrphilipoldham 02/Oct/16 2nd rpt
colin milton 02/Oct/16 Lead
WilliamRupp 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
M_Robinson 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Laura Brown
Stroppy 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Laurabrown 11/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead 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
Andy Moles 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 15/Aug/16 2nd
with Andy
rich_hw 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Nikki
Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt
FlavioL1989 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Antony Mariani 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd O/S
tanssop 09/May/16 Lead rpt
with Phil & Rob
mrphilipoldham 09/May/16 2nd O/S
devious wally 09/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/May/16 2nd
jimbonfire 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Lovely moves. Very pleasant

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

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

peachos 07/Jun/15 2nd
matt.stevenson 21/Apr/15 Lead
Jake Young 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Albachoss 18/Apr/15 2nd 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
C May 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
JimboWizbo 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Ok at HS

with Beth
Hidden 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
timjones 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Simonj 26/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with tim jones
Longsufferingropeholder 26/Jul/14 2nd
with C May
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
stratandrew 09/Jul/14 2nd rpt


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
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)

jshields 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway
MikeDowsett 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Paul Tretheway, jshields
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
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
tomB 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tim Griffin
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.

leeds_belle 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
tom bre 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

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

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

Did it twice as needed a seconder

with Nathaniel , Josh Daymond
ElliottB 26/Jun/13 2nd
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 Elliot
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
lilliyan 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Andy, Ewan
benchwarmer 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with andy, Lizzie
atom 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
adamjeffs 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
Bob Windsor 26/May/12 AltLd
with Rick Graham
Stefan Trebicki 26/May/12 2nd
with Liam Brady
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.

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

A good climb, but very cold!

with neil
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
rwm7131 30/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/11 2nd
disturbed_one51 28/Sep/11 2nd

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

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 28/Sep/11 Lead

Soooo green

ryan118116 01/Sep/11 TR
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
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
neillkelly 14/Jul/11 2nd
neillkelly 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
gazfellows 02/Jul/11 2nd
with shaun d
Sam Simpson 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dave and Ben Sanger
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
grubes 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tom Stapleton 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Ahab 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

took over lead after Rich backed off.

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

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

with Sarah
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd
buczko 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S

ace moves/jams QUALITY!!

with Sarah New, Jools
Pilch 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
ayuplass 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with miles
willworkforfoodjnr 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Matt Reid 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
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
Phil West 22/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan & Dan Lane
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
johnjb 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Ray Sharples, MarkFairbank
markfairbank 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples, John Birtill
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Stuart William 03/May/10 2nd O/S
MattT88 03/May/10 Lead O/S
with Suze Slade
greatowl 22/Apr/10 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/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
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 12/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Chris Foster
tanssop 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Absolute quality

with Wayne
Yanis Nayu 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Great route.

with Phil Lucas
doogstrue 01/Jul/09 2nd
with andy s
pog100 01/Jul/09 2nd
with Cath Walton
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 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd β
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.

becjones 09/May/09 2nd dog

Slightly scarry.

with Mike Hough
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
hilty ??/2009 Lead O/S
ste_d 27/Jul/08 Solo rpt
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
Barry D 22/Jul/08 2nd
with John 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
gazbonutter 22/Jun/08 Lead β

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

poofish 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gary
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
CharlieC 05/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jez
Laura89 05/May/08 2nd
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
jak.kelly 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Lynnette Evans
mr bounce 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Paul
Brown 03/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with John
alj 15/Apr/07 2nd

Ste Lead

with ste davison, leon skeldon
coffeepot 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with jelaby
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead
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
K Wall 11/Jun/06 2nd
with Martin
Hidden 11/Jun/06 Lead rpt
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
kato'sdad 04/Oct/03 Lead
RobSimmo 04/Oct/03 2nd O/S
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
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
Hidden 14/Sep/91 Lead O/S
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
nai ??/1991 2nd
andrew300169 ??/1991 Lead
with Pom
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
steve prior ?/Mar/89 Lead
with Rob W
craig h ??/1988 -
charlesmfrench 29/Mar/81 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/1977 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
uphillnow ??/1975 Lead

regularly over years and soloed

with Al Bennett
Tom V ??/1969 -
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