Rockfax Description
Climb Scratchnose to the first ledge then step right and follow the excellent twin-cracked groove throughout. Classic and mild at the grade. The most popular pitch on the cliff. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Seddon 1960

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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

First route of the crag a lot better than it initially looks, not green at all.

Hoyes 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Adrian D, Simon C
Duncan Zerafa 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Pati Xariklia
Derek Furze 10/May/17 Lead

Fun start and great jams up the corner

with Clare, Rick
Hidden 02/May/17 Lead
Ali D 23/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Clay
Clay C 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Al
mrphilipoldham 06/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Has anyone lost a belay stake? There was one on the 10ft ledge below the cracks. Left it there for you!

Paul Hy 06/Feb/17 2nd O/S

reminds me of Amazon crack at Burbage, but this one you have to Jam with a capital J!!!

with Phil O
peter.ravenscroft27 10/Oct/16 Lead
with Sean Holmes
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Sep/16 Lead

Almost dry & very nice climbing. Good jamming, moderately strenuous, nice moves

Handsforfeet 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Good climb, steeper at the top than it looks

with Nik
TrevorCruse 10/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Clive Dean
Clive Dean 10/Sep/16 2nd
bryce.dorin 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Corty
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
stratandrew 05/Jun/16 2nd rpt

Excellent steep VS with as much gear as you want to place.

with Jim Symon
Hidden 05/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Pretty sustained and a little pumpy, definitely exciting in places. No real crux but 4b climbing for most of the route. But plenty of gear & opportunities to place it. Had to remember how to jam again.

with Hannah Collard
SamT1 14/May/16 2nd β
Andy Peak 1 01/Oct/15 Solo

Went left at the very top!

johnjb 27/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Ray Sharples, Paul
Chris Oldfield 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with James Buckley
Private Flounder 13/Sep/15 2nd
with chris manasseh
Chris Manasseh 13/Sep/15 Lead
NickJH 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with LiamG
Jules Lane 21/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Mynydd Dave K
David Kay 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Abi Chard 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jan
keith leonard 09/Jun/15 -
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/15 -
sampollitt 21/Mar/15 2nd
Heggie 06/Dec/14 Lead
with Martin Davies
Morgan P 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarikaB 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S

Slippery and cold. Couldn't feel hands. Learnt about fist anchors. Lots of grit rash but numb hands so didn't matter.

Dave Warburton 09/Sep/14 2nd


Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jakebrown 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with C May
C May 27/Jul/14 2nd
with Tim
Nigel Bond 30/Jun/14 Lead
with Max Cole
Olli-C 29/Jun/14 2nd

Cool. Midgey

with Swanny, Linden Clark, Chris Waddle
andrea83 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Andy
monkeytennis 16/Jun/14 2nd β
andybirtwistle 12/Jun/14 Lead

Another one that Rockfax users have downgraded to 4b! If you are so bloody good climb harder routes!

keith Lonsdale 12/Jun/14 2nd
markfairbank 01/Jun/14 2nd
with Anne Gumbley, Ray Sharples
Anne Gumbley 01/Jun/14 Lead
with Ray Sharples, Mark Fairbank
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
Stig 21/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 13/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonj 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rach
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
Simonj 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with John C
wil_perry 01/Sep/13 Lead
mike_w18 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Will
Jim Slater 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Ade W
kkris 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Graham
JM0rrison 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
sputnik 27/May/13 Lead O/S
georgenvk 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/13 2nd O/S
scottidog 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Graeme
vassy05 ?/Apr/13 -
Hidden 28/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 28/Feb/13 2nd
with stu
richnorgate 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Solid climb to warm the hands up. The grit at Standing Stones is super course with loads of friction. Trust those edges.

with Dan
dangmtb 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Classic route with sound rock... Do this first before Fairy Nuff.

Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
mamboochris 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Nice crack climbing.

benchwarmer 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with andy, Lizzie
lilliyan 01/Sep/12 -
with Andy, Ewan
markhilton 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 05/Aug/12 2nd
with Dave Rimmer, Phil Ashton
WillCass 26/Jul/12 Lead
with Lee
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
miles01 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead
RichyBOYY 27/May/12 Lead
Fragmod 26/May/12 2nd
tsl42 26/May/12 Lead dog

Msde it. Jams were pumpy. One rest.

jimbonfire 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Cake 25/May/12 Lead O/S

Best grit VS I've done for ages

Hidden 25/May/12 2nd
Howard J 22/May/12 2nd O/S
with Vanessa Jackson, Mark Ford
Hidden 22/May/12 2nd
Kirill 20/May/12 Lead O/S

overgraded at VS

cem 20/May/12 2nd
vix 16/May/12 Lead
with Haydn
Hardonicus 16/May/12 2nd rpt
with vix
howlingbaboon 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 01/Apr/12 2nd
Fleeter 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Simonj 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with jim
Jimmy1976 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic climb

with Simon
ozzie35 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
t8t9t8 03/Aug/11 2nd
with C Mills
stratandrew 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
wrapped in bacon 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Very straight forward. The two cracks will swallow as many mid to large sized nuts and cams as you can throw at it. Most placements can be done with two hands!

with Rob
Robin Warden 24/Jul/11 2nd
with rob weston
Hidden 24/Jul/11 -
Steve J P 03/Jul/11 2nd
ryan118116 03/Jul/11 Lead
Bernie Wylde 03/Jul/11 2nd

rg led

with rg, sp
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Nicola 19/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Lee
staceyjg 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

This is hardest lead to date, not the hardest grade I have led, but by far the most difficult mentally and physically at the same time.... Definitely type two fun! :-) Struggled to start climb from the ground, after 4th attempt to start was considering giving up, decided to give it one more go and made the moves and succeeded. Struggled from the start of the next section, by the time I was half way up I just kept moving, placing gear and attempting to breathe!

JEP 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead rpt
thedatastream 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
minaturechris 12/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Good interesting start followed by a jambing crack that you never quite get your balance on.

with Stacey
g1m147 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Bob
Bob 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with G. Macauley
psychicbread 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Max
BLodge 08/May/11 2nd
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead
ggflett 01/May/11 2nd O/S
john_ni 01/May/11 Lead O/S
cragtyke 25/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Lead on mostly Richards gear after he backed off, Again climbed and enjoyed this fully not sweating my ass off today but in perfect sunny but cool and dry conditions. FANTASTIC ROUTE AT THE GRADE :)

Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Robin Warden ??/2011 2nd
with rob weston
buczko ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Lodge
chris.mac 22/Aug/10 -
with Tony, phil, gordon
grubes 29/Jul/10 2nd
with Haydn
Hardonicus 29/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Luke Donaldson
psychicbread 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Max
Rog Wilko 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson, John Shaw
Bry 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Steve and Lynn
Irn Bruce 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 -
philb 23/May/10 2nd β
willworkforfoodjnr 19/May/10 Lead O/S
vix 19/May/10 2nd O/S
with chris
NaomiHart 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
PeteH 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Simon Davenport 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mattyk 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Pretty standard fare but good nonetheless.

with John Marsham
Stuart Wildman 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Potter
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

good jams, nice climb

with Rob
Ketu 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
smeaton ??/2010 2nd

it was a nice climb to warm up on.

Jules Lane 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
Dan Lane 17/Oct/09 Lead dog

Great climbing, with bomber jams all the way up...but i can jam, rested right at the top. :(

with Dad
Leo Woodhead 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Awesome climb with lots of jamming! Nearly got my finger stuck at one point!!!

with Steve Wolstencroft
Steve Wolstencroft 04/Oct/09 2nd dog

Spent 20mins getting stuck gear,so had to rest. Great Route, harsh at the grade

with Leo
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead
Simonj 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with james
colin milton 18/Sep/09 2nd
with Sari Nevala
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Goody 23/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Geoff Burgam, John Kleiser
ChuckstarUK 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Great crack climbing. The crux is not where you think it will be! ;-)

with Alison Dixon
SteWatkins ?/Jul/09 -
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead
Simon Davenport 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
Simon Caldwell 13/Jun/09 2nd rpt

Even better than I remembered - still only HS 4b though :-)

with Carmen
ste_d 05/Jun/09 TR rpt
with shunt
smudge 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Dodd
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/May/09 Lead O/S
Andy S 09/May/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. Highly recommended.

with Bob
Hardonicus 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Rachel S 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Graham Booth, Natalie Treadgold and Ali Wood
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Graham Booth 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Natalie Treadgold, Rachel Somerville
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
doogstrue ?/Mar/09 2nd
with andy s
cymjt ??/2009 -
Ali D ??/2009 Lead O/S

Dad pointed me up this telling me it was Vivien

with Dad
RM199 ??/2009 -
Stuart Wildman 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Gaz Price
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
tanssop 24/Jul/08 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 06/Jun/08 2nd
Matthallinan 05/Jun/08 2nd
with Nicky Winn
skittles 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Vardy
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd
HimTiggins 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie
pog100 03/May/08 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Really nice route, a classic at the grade! Beautiful beautiful rock! Went up and down the start a few times, couldn't see a way of pulling myself over and was pumping out placing gear, on the third go I moved out a little further towards the nose which proved a lot easier! Some really nice friction friendly gritstone always inspires confidence when smearing! Moved out right slightly, up the twin cracks with a series of suprisingly tricky moves and some odd rests (involving partial chimney climbing!) Leads to the top moves which I found really awkward. The rockfax guide shows the line finishing up to the right so I moved round to the right and got stuck, reveresed back down after placing some gear, tried again, same result, then saw a couple of moves on the left which looked easier and did them with style! Topped out with a big grin on my face! Although I found this route really tricky, I prided myself on being in control all the way up which I normally can't say. I was never in a situation where I was making lunges, hoping for good luck, always had 3 points on and could always reverse the move I had just done. Felt good, really good. Will repeat.

Rob Davies 22/Mar/08 2nd

Angus started in sun but I climbed in a blizzard!

with Angus McLean, Phil Ashton
climber130887 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with jo smith
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
coffeepot 27/Aug/07 2nd
with jelaby
Rob Davies 27/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 09/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
ste_d 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with mik
nokishatov 05/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Benwa 15/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Nick Tucker, Alex Hyslop
Rog Wilko 15/Apr/07 Lead

Fantastic route, all too soon over. Great jamming.

with Debbie Wilkinson
NickST ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Hyslop
NickST ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
spacey 27/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Paul Evans 27/Jun/06 Lead
with spacey
alicia 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ali K
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd
katie75 ?/Jun/06 Lead
with dave
kevin k ?/Jun/06 2nd
with dave
runestone 28/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with J
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2006 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
yewchen 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with osamu
Blod 20/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Steve B
John Marsland 02/Jul/05 2nd
with Ant Williams
shaun walby 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Owdham 06/Jun/05 TR O/S

A good sustained climb. Again should be able to lead.

with Matt Scott
ArnaudG ?/May/05 2nd
with Paul Speed
r0b 06/Jun/04 2nd
with Andy Smith
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
RobSimmo 22/Feb/04 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 22/Feb/04 Lead
Duncan I ??/2004 Lead
chris sm 07/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Phil West 19/Oct/02 Lead rpt
with Chris Tan
Roget 21/Jul/02 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 04/May/02 Lead O/S
with Myles Jordan
EddieA 07/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Dave P
Mark Stevenson 04/Mar/00 2nd
Martin Bennett 15/May/99 -
with MT
Billg ?/Mar/99 2nd
with Paul Guttridge
craig h 20/Jun/98 2nd rpt
craig h ?/Dec/97 -
John Marsland 20/Jul/96 2nd
with Dave Soles
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/95 -
with MT
Gordon Stainforth 14/Aug/94 2nd dnf

Jamming cracks of the highest quality.

with , Mick Wrigley, Steve Dean
Martin Bennett 17/Jun/94 -
with Barry Hurst
Phil West ?/Jun/94 2nd rpt
with Steve Wild
nokishatov 01/Apr/94 2nd O/S
StevePr ??/1994 Lead
with Alan
Phil West ?/Sep/93 2nd O/S
with Steve Wild
craig h 28/Jul/91 2nd O/S
with Jim Mellor
nai ??/1991 2nd
Chris Ellis 06/Jul/89 Lead
with Paul Chambers, Dave Turner
Rob Davies 01/Jun/89 2nd
with Mick Moss
charlesmfrench 19/May/81 Lead
uphillnow ?/Sep/71 Lead

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