Rockfax Description
Another fine line. Climb the wall to a ledge and the base of the excellent parallel cracks. Up these with interest. © Rockfax

FA Tony Howard 1960

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

TGHB 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

More 'find the jug' than proper crack climbing

Christine 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Luke gorman
Wendy Watthews 24/Sep/17 2nd O/S

In tennies

Northern Mountain Monkey 28/Aug/17 Lead

Brilliant! Great climbing for Severe and loads of gear.

Kimmie 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Amy
Hoyes 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Adrian D, Simon C
Hidden 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Antony Mariani 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 12/Jul/17 2nd
dan_o_b 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 23/May/17 2nd rpt
with Jacob Edmunds, Ben Kafanke
Derek Furze 10/May/17 2nd


with Clare, Rick
JEdmunds ?/May/17 Lead O/S
Ali D 23/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Clay
Clay C 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Al
mrphilipoldham 06/Feb/17 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 06/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Phil O
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Sep/16 Lead

Lovely climbing, but quite damp & green & slippery in places

Handsforfeet 15/Sep/16 2nd

Nice climb

with Nik
Clive Dean 10/Sep/16 2nd
TrevorCruse 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Clive Dean
Cake 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd
Duncan Zerafa 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Beware at top out, after belaying my second safely a large chunk of rocks and earth collapsed at the top falling down the route. Lots of loose rock. Wet, green and slimy conditions...grotty. Shame as its a nice climb other than that.

with George Williams
SamT1 14/May/16 2nd β
SuperLee1985 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice route although felt hard/pumpy at the top when placing gear(think I did it wrong). The top is let down by the grass/mud/turf at the top. The direct finish is capped by a huge lump of turf and is impassable, the left hand finish, which feels like the right way to finish is topped by muddy ledges and bushes leaving only the right hand finish onto the block which feels like a but of a cop-out despite being awkward.

MJLangley ??/2016 -
johnjb 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Ray Sharples, Paul
Private Flounder 13/Sep/15 Lead
with chris manasseh
Chris Manasseh 13/Sep/15 2nd
Gav Williams 29/Aug/15 Lead
with Rowan
Jules Lane 21/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Mynydd Dave K
David Kay 21/Jul/15 2nd
AngelaC 05/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
jakebrown 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Scott Anderson 04/Sep/14 2nd rpt

In almost total darkness, great fun!!

with Max
Tony Ryland 01/Sep/14 Lead
with Pete Brown
pedrosanpb 01/Sep/14 2nd

Lovely climb. Bit wet and the grass from the top was dripping on us but a solid lead from Tony

with Tony Ryland
PD 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Great route :) All the more memorable as we had a fly by, by a Lancaster Bomber that came in over Greenfield Res up the valley between Ravenstones & Standing Stones before heading south - brilliant to see :)

C May 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with C May
BenedictIEP 18/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Leleanor93 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Jolly good fun, though a bit grassy at the top leading to a slightly alternate ending.

monkeytennis 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Felt sustained. Most comfortable have felt on lead, went for moves as thought would be OK hold rather than wanting to feel around holds first etc.

andrea83 16/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Andy
Anne Gumbley 01/Jun/14 Lead
with Ray Sharples, Mark Fairbank
spragglerocks 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonj 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rach
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
snapperdan 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
MatthewH 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 21/Jul/13 Lead
with Ade W
Droyd 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Cookie
pog100 03/Jul/13 2nd
with Cath Walton
kkris 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Graham
mevanssmith 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
sputnik 27/May/13 Lead O/S
leeds_belle 26/May/13 Lead O/S
georgenvk 25/May/13 Lead O/S
BenedictIEP 22/May/13 2nd rpt
ChrisWilko 22/May/13 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 22/May/13 Lead rpt

In wellies.

thedatastream 22/May/13 Lead rpt
with Ben
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
SarahP1 26/Apr/13 2nd
with Maia Price
Hidden 28/Feb/13 Lead O/S
mamboochris 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
matthewjames 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Katy Whitehead
markhilton 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd
RichyBOYY 27/May/12 Lead
Fragmod 26/May/12 2nd
tsl42 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Found tough.

jimbonfire 26/May/12 2nd O/S

TT lead - very windy

Howard J 22/May/12 2nd O/S
with Vanessa Jackson
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Rob Jarratt 22/May/12 2nd
with Nigel Leeson
howlingbaboon 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 01/Apr/12 2nd
Fleeter 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Lovley and dry, nice route

Scott Anderson ??/2012 -
Simonj 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with jim
Jimmy1976 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
MJLangley 25/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Steve J P 03/Jul/11 Lead
ryan118116 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Bernie Wylde 03/Jul/11 2nd

sp led

with rg, sp
MeMeMe 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Andy
Andy Hardy 01/Jul/11 2nd
JEP 14/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd rpt
thedatastream 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Bob 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with G. Macauley
ggflett 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sara Williams
sarawilliams 01/May/11 2nd
cragtyke 25/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S

lovely climb :) one to go back and lead/solo

rich_hw 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Tom Hobbs 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
grubes 06/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Tom Stapleton 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
buczko ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Lodge
Tomber 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Bit wet and some hidden holds. Nice route though.

Stuart Hurworth 08/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Good climb, little bit wet in places but its a quality line with a choice of protection.

Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
grubes 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Haydn
Hardonicus 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Luke Donaldson
WillCass 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
philb 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S

nice lead 4a robin and simon secounding

smeaton 23/Jul/10 2nd rpt

nice to second will av to lead it next time.

with phil
Bry 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Irn Bruce 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
J25 19/May/10 Lead O/S
pog100 19/May/10 Lead

nicely in control the whole way, enjoyed it.

with Ruth
Barry D 27/Apr/10 Lead
with Ian W
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Stuart Wildman 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Potter
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
ste_d 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tony R
Jules Lane 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
Dan Lane 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Very nice, awesome laybacking most of the way.

with Dad
Leo Woodhead 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Wolstencroft
Steve Wolstencroft 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Leo
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
Simonj 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with james
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
doogstrue 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with andy s
colin milton 18/Sep/09 2nd
with Sari Nevala
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Goody 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Geoff Burgam, John Kleiser
ChuckstarUK 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

A bit tough for the grade but enjoyable.

with Alison Dixon
SteWatkins ?/Jul/09 -
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead
smudge 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Dodd
Andy S 09/May/09 Lead O/S

Really lovely twin-crack climbing. Nice clean rock. Classic gritstone climbing.

with Bob
BenedictIEP 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Rachel S 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Natalie Treadgold
cymjt ??/2009 -
RM199 ??/2009 -
Stuart Wildman 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Gaz Price
Hardonicus 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt

interest maintained throughout, good climbing

Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
pboniface 16/Aug/08 2nd
aldred 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
tanssop 24/Jul/08 2nd
with Andy
john.gaffney ?/Jul/08 Lead rpt

First lead on a severe, really enjoyed it.

with Stephen Boult
morrisdaboss 15/Jun/08 2nd
with Steve B & JG
plastichead 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Max
Matt Bulmer 15/May/08 2nd rpt
with Andrew Wood
Harry Thorpe 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with Em
pog100 03/May/08 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Really lovely Severe, I'm going to be the first to say hard for a Severe though! Starts of nice and easy and get progressively harder. With some tricky exposed bridging moves 2/3 of the way up, often good holds for your hands but have to be slightly cunning which just makes it interesting! Topped out with a bit of effort out to the right as I couldn't see a belay above. Dad felt the same I believe, well worth doing, don't dismiss it because of its dirty green lower section! Please!

Hidden 19/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Shad ??/2008 2nd
Mark Redgrove 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Noble
Rob Davies 27/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Lovely severe, test your use of good bridging and crack footwork as if it isn't good your arms will be tired by the top. Ace severe!

with Pete MacDonald + Jo + Luke
poofish 12/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Gary
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
Matt Bulmer 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Bowdler
Rog Wilko 15/Apr/07 2nd

Beautiful route, well led by Debbie.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 25/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 25/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
runestone 28/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with J
yewchen 05/Mar/06 Lead dog
with kathleen, ben
John Marsland 02/Jul/05 2nd
with John Haslam
FrankW 18/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Jane T, Joe
shaun walby 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Owdham 06/Jun/05 TR O/S

A nice climb. Could be led. Plenty for gear placements

with Matt Scott
ArnaudG ?/May/05 Solo
Simon Caldwell 24/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with Carmen
RobSimmo 22/Feb/04 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 22/Feb/04 2nd
Duncan I ??/2004 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Phil West 19/Oct/02 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan
A Crook 29/May/02 Lead O/S
with Pat Boothman
goi.ashmore 03/May/02 Lead O/S
with Duncan Irving
EddieA 07/Oct/01 2nd O/S
with Dave P
Mark Stevenson 04/Mar/00 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/99 2nd
craig h ?/Dec/97 -
roncaves 13/Jul/97 Lead
with James Thomas
Phil West 12/Apr/97 2nd O/S
with David Atherton
StevePr ??/1996 Lead
with Alan
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/95 -
with MT
Andy Say 11/Apr/95 2nd
Rob Davies 31/Jul/93 2nd
with Roy Lindsay
craig h 04/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Otto
Hidden 07/Sep/91 Lead
Chris Ellis 07/Jul/91 Lead
with Paul Ellis
charlesmfrench 19/May/81 Lead
uphillnow ?/Sep/71 Lead

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