Rockfax Description
A fine open classic and high in the grade. Climb direct (loose block) or from the right to a huge flake, move up to some big rounded pockets then traverse right to a final steep crack. © Rockfax

FA. Tony Howard 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

dan_o_b 12/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Tubs 03/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Dale
Derek Furze 10/May/17 2nd

Great climbing throughout.

with Clare, Rick
gmatthew 09/Apr/17 -
Cake 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Really good and steep

with Matt
Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd
bryce.dorin 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Corty
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
peachos 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Nice moves on traverse after I stopped shitting my pants.

with Graeme
Hidden 01/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S
manwithacam 23/Jun/15 Lead

Evening climbing, so crag not in sun, but warm and lovely spot. Great moorland rock.

with Sarah
Hidden 23/Jun/15 2nd
db79 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. Shame the top saw me pulling on heather.

Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Bloke on a Rope 18/Apr/15 2nd β
with Vic, Matt
Climbster 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ian
Scott Anderson 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Really great climbing, with a good sense of exposure

with Max
WillCass 27/Jul/14 Lead
with Monika
Nigel Bond 30/Jun/14 Lead
with Max Cole
BenedictIEP 18/Jun/14 Lead β

Clipped a cam from Alex's failed ascent of 'The trouble with women...' Traverse holds very wet but absolutely massive. 4b for certain.

Hardonicus 18/Jun/14 2nd
andybirtwistle 12/Jun/14 Lead

Getting a little tired of Rockfax(presumably their consensus groups) down grading classic climbs.This route is VS 4c and sending a 4b climber up it is likely to result in a nasty accident!Its a gritstone VS 4c and should stay that way!

keith Lonsdale 12/Jun/14 2nd
Stig 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead
Jim Slater 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Just Another Dave 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 21/Jul/13 2nd

I suspect the section around the end of the traverse never really dries out - it has been hot and dry for the last 3 weeks! Excellent route on superb rock, but 4b seems a little inadequate. A route where a confident approach pays off.

with Ade W
j.buckley87 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jules Lane 03/Jun/13 Lead dog

Fantastic. Took a fall at end of the traverse first time and luckily the cam in the pocket was bomber. This works quite well as you are deposited back on the big flake after the swing ! Went back for a round two and got up it fine, even thought parts of the upper crack were wet. At the top go right, as suggested by Rockfax, not left as indicated by the new Over The Moors guide.

with Mynydd Mark W
scottidog 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Graeme
Hidden 28/Feb/13 2nd
Wil Treasure 28/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with stu
richnorgate 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Great climb, would be nice to revisit when it's not as wet on the upper section.

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

Another excellent route. Traverse feels quite bold. Finishing crack very wet..

Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ClimberJimmyB 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
JimD58 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 26/May/12 Lead
tsl42 26/May/12 2nd O/S


jimbonfire 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
MeMeMe 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Andy
BLodge 08/May/11 2nd
cragtyke 25/Apr/11 Lead
Hardonicus 20/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Chris Surfleet
vix 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jonny
J25 20/Apr/11 2nd
willworkforfoodjnr 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Probably a really good climb in better conditions but didn't notice how wet the upper section was in places (from the traverse from the large pocket onwards) and the top out was vegetated and doggy!! not the best warm up!! One to do again when not wet.

Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd
Duz Walker 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Hmm, SWING is the operative word here indicating hand traversing the monster positive holds, NOT a pebble pulling scary delicate foot traverse. Great route, mini epic (as usual) utterly avoidable with calmness and forethought.

with Penny
Duz Walker 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Hmm, SWING is the operative word here indicating hand traversing the monster positive holds, NOT a pebble pulling scary delicate foot traverse. Great route, mini epic (as usual) utterly avoidable with calmness and forethought.

with Penny
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Lodge 17/May/10 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead β
NaomiHart 15/May/10 2nd O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
PeteH 15/May/10 2nd O/S
Barry D 27/Apr/10 Lead
with Ian W
embob 17/Apr/10 2nd

Excellent rock, loads more positive than it appears from the ground. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

with Alex
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
Stuart Wildman 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Potter
adi bryant ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
colin milton 18/Sep/09 Lead
with Sari Nevala
Hidden 18/Sep/09 2nd
Simon Davenport 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb a little et in the upper part

with Brian and Dave
Hardonicus 22/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Rachel S 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Graham Booth, Natalie Treadgold and Ali Wood
pog100 18/Apr/09 2nd


Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Graham Booth 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Natalie Treadgold, Rachel Somerville
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 23/Aug/08 Lead

Was a bit damp but still climable. Low in the grade.

Hidden 06/Jun/08 2nd
Matthallinan 05/Jun/08 Lead
with Phil Parker
skittles 31/May/08 2nd O/S

Jon started the lead then went off route, and took a big whiper, so seemore finished off the route, but as i had to get the cam out which was about 2 meters above the travese ledge where vardy went off route again on his 2nd attempt, i decided to move across using my feet on the ledge...wouldn't recomend it.

with Gareth Watkins, Jonathan Vardy
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd
craig h 21/May/08 2nd rpt
with Rich B
HimTiggins 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
climber130887 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
psychicbread 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Max
Rob Davies 27/Aug/07 Lead rpt

Not easy for VS 4b

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
alicia 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Ali K
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Solo O/S
runestone 28/Apr/06 Lead
with J
John Marsland 02/Jul/05 Lead
with Ant Williams and John Haslam
FrankW 18/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Jane T, Joe
shaun walby 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
ArnaudG ?/May/05 Lead
with Penny
Hidden 24/Apr/05 Lead dog
r0b 06/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Andy Smith
Simon Caldwell 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Duncan I ??/2004 Lead
Phil West 19/Oct/02 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan
Roget 21/Jul/02 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 14/Jul/02 Lead
roncaves 13/Jul/97 Lead
with James Thomas
craig h 25/May/97 2nd
with Janet Hannah
Phil West 12/Apr/97 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
StevePr ??/1997 2nd
with Alan
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/95 -
with MT
Andy Say 11/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 14/Aug/94 2nd dnf

Very undergraded for 'VS 4b'

with Steve Dean
Martin Bennett 17/Jun/94 -
with Barry Hurst
ste_d 14/May/94 -
nokishatov 01/Apr/94 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 31/Jul/93 2nd
with Roy Lindsay
craig h 07/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Jo, Gavin and Matt K
ste_d 12/May/92 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden 07/Sep/91 Lead
Dave Musgrove 17/Jun/89 Solo
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead

Evening session after school - with George Wilson?

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