Rockfax Description
Climb the tricky wall to the upper of two ledges then climb out left to the centre of the wall, up a short crack then swing left again to reach the exposed, juggy arete for a well-positioned finale that is great practice for L'Horla. Care with rope work required if you want to enjoy the experience to the full.
A lower traverse is Oceanview, E1 5c. © Rockfax

FA. Malc Baxter 1960

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Ali D 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Clay
Clay C 23/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Al
bryce.dorin 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Corty
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/15 2nd
Andy Peak 1 01/Oct/15 Lead β

Very good and very hot

BenedictIEP 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ben Kafanke, Sam Carey, Chris Surfleet
Nigel Bond 30/Jun/14 2nd
with Max Cole
Stig 21/May/14 Lead O/S

On Simon's gear.

Hidden 21/May/14 Lead O/S
Climbster 31/Mar/14 2nd β
with Vick, Ian
Bloke on a Rope 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this one, the break on the crux traverse was seeping quite alot, but it didn't detract too much from the climb, loved the exposure on the arete finish!

with Vic, Matt
Hardonicus 22/May/13 2nd rpt
with Alex Thompson
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
scottidog 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Graeme
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Ian Broome 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

quite pokey feeling at the bottom. devious classic.

petellis 08/Sep/12 2nd dog

Reckon this is one of the best E1s on grit. Bit too tired to get the arete move clean though.

with Broomy, The short fuse, Sloth
JimD58 15/Jul/12 2nd β
tsl42 26/May/12 2nd dnf

Seconded some and bailed right. First bit was tough though. one of those days...

Hidden 21/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead rpt
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Coel Hellier 17/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Nov/11 2nd rpt
Robin Warden 24/Jul/11 Lead
with rob weston
nokishatov 06/Jul/11 2nd rpt
ste_d 06/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with mik
MeMeMe 03/Jul/11 Lead
with Andy
Andy Hardy 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Nicola 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Lee
g1m147 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant!!!

with Mick.
psychicbread 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Max
Tony Holdsworth 11/May/11 2nd rpt
with Ian Holtby
Hardonicus 20/Apr/11 2nd
willworkforfoodjnr 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S

That finish is crazy!

Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead
hilty 06/Mar/11 -

Wet crux hold made it harder but still got it great route, better that it looks!

keith leonard ??/2011 2nd
Bry 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Steve and Lynn
Simon Davenport 25/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Clean on sight until I reached just below the arete and it pissed down - lowered off - what a bummer!

with Brian and Dave
Rich Guest 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Another classy E1 to partner Fallen Heroes. This one has got loads to it. Bold start & committing moves to the juggy thuggy arete kept me on my toes throughout

Hidden 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mattyk 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Best route i've done in ages. Brilliant bouldery moves with that "wild" finish up the arete.. never miles from a good hold - and only distant from gear at the start. Absolutely superb.

with John Marsham
Ketu 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

how GOOD is this!!!! felt good to pull it out of the bag after making VSs look hard in the morning! A slight sense of Déjà vu from the traverse on Vibrio (Chatsworth) from the day before but thankfully easier. Used two ropes and had no rope work issues

with Rob
Compo 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Karo
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd
ste_d 17/Sep/09 TR rpt
with shunt
Jon Read 13/Jun/09 Lead

bad hair day.

with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S
ianburton ??/2009 Lead O/S

Started raining when i set off, then started raining properly when I was traversing the slab! superb outing, even in the rain.

Ropeboy 23/Aug/08 Lead

Great route, techy goove start followed by tricky traverse and big pulls up the arete. Def 3 star E1.

Hidden 06/Jun/08 2nd
Matthallinan 05/Jun/08 Lead
with Phil Parker
gazlad 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S

awesome route with just enough fear to keep you interested through out. do it

with my bitch
taine 11/May/08 2nd dnf
with Haydn
Hardonicus 11/May/08 Lead O/S

Superb. Never ever 5c though...

Hidden 01/May/08 2nd β
Hidden 29/Apr/08 Solo dnf
Shad ??/2008 2nd
Ian Parnell 12/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
mattnuttall 17/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
jonnyboy 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S

quite good really. technical moves to start, nice traverse and exposed finish.

tommytuffa ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead dnf
spacey 27/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/06 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 26/Jun/05 2nd

Amazing route!

with Ian Pickles
Hidden 20/Jun/05 2nd
Mark A Humphries 23/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
nige ?/Jul/04 Lead
with mark hounslea
r0b 06/Jun/04 Lead dnf
with Andy Smith
Duncan I ??/2004 Lead
chris sm 07/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Daniel Armitage 23/Mar/03 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 18/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Drew
Roget 21/Jul/02 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 14/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/02 Lead O/S
EddieA 07/Oct/01 2nd dnf

I couldn't do the finishing move - one to go back to. It was a wet day so we did well to do 3 VSs and a couple of severes - and Dave P led this cleanly with few problems, despite the rain. I see the finishing move has been upgraded from 5b to 5c

Ian Jones ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Karen Ghiselli, Dave Greenald
Billg ?/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
craig h ?/Dec/97 -
Phil West 12/Apr/97 Lead dnf
with David Atherton
John Southworth 16/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Matt Booth
Neil R 02/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Richard W
neilh 09/May/96 Lead
with Neil Smith
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/95 -
with MT
Gordon Stainforth 14/Aug/94 2nd dnf

A superb route. Technically very demanding for grade (more like E2 5c)

with Mick Wrigley, Steve Dean
ste_d 14/May/94 -
nokishatov 01/Apr/94 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 26/Sep/93 Lead RP
with Simon Coles
Rob Davies 01/Jul/93 Lead
with Mark Prest
ste_d 12/May/92 2nd O/S
with mik
craig h 09/Dec/91 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/91 Lead
nai ??/1991 Lead
Dave Musgrove 17/Jun/89 2nd β
with David
Rich Kirby ??/1989 2nd
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