18m.

Rockfax Description
A classic moorland jug-fest. Climb the awkward groove then step out left and tackle the superb flaky wall to ledges and a possible stance. From the ledge, step out right to a glorious finish up the widening crack. . © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Birtwhistle 1936

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ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., The Peak: Past and Present, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's, Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit, On Peak Rock, The Gritlist

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Fiend 12 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Classic varied route up a fine face. The start is pretty tough.
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βeta: Classic varied route up a fine face. The start is pretty tough.
LakesWinter 3 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: This is bog standard HS with good rests between excellent moves and with decent nut protection. It must be the best HS in the entire Peak!
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βeta: This is bog standard HS with good rests between excellent moves and with decent nut protection. It must be the best HS in the entire Peak!
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Matt Marsh 30 Mar Lead
Elle 26 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
with Carl
with Carl
Carl 26 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Awesome route!
with Elle
Awesome route!
with Elle
dwc 25 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Flashy
with Flashy
Flashy 25 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Aug, 2018 2nd
mrphilipoldham 23 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
HenryMeier 23 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 2nd
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 14 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Bloody amazing. Best of it's grade in the peak?
Bloody amazing. Best of it's grade in the peak?
alan moore 11 Jul, 2018 Solo Proof, if any were required, that HS is the hardest grade. Although, stupidly added an extra crux by laybacking directly up the strenuous right- hand flake instead of weaving up the centre of the wall. Had wanted to do this since seeing the double-page picture in the old Kinder guide and it did not disappoint.
Proof, if any were required, that HS is the hardest grade. Although, stupidly added an extra crux by laybacking directly up the strenuous right- hand flake instead of weaving up the centre of the wall. Had wanted to do this since seeing the double-page picture in the old Kinder guide and it did not disappoint.
Mark67 3 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Good route. A bit hard for the grade but lots of protection.
with andrew, gpcomps
Good route. A bit hard for the grade but lots of protection.
with andrew, gpcomps
gpcomps 3 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Mark67
with Andrew, Mark67
gpcomps 3 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Andrew, Mark67
with Andrew, Mark67
Hidden 3 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2018 Lead
Adele Long 26 May, 2018 Lead
with Royst
with Royst
Carl.HECC 26 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Paul Eckton 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2018 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 22 May, 2018 Lead Most enjoyable
Most enjoyable
Deezel65 22 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 May, 2018 Lead
steve_yo 19 May, 2018 Lead
with Megan Freeth, sam ring
with Megan Freeth, sam ring
riff156 19 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Wanderlust 19 May, 2018 2nd O/S Great route! Grit in a can.
with riff156
Great route! Grit in a can.
with riff156
Hidden 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
richfitz 12 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andrea
with Andrea
planetmarshall 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Worth the hike just for this.
Worth the hike just for this.
max_chan 6 May, 2018 Lead O/S
TacticalKnee 5 May, 2018 Lead
AlistairBerridge 5 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 26 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
rickeden 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Simon Notley
with Simon Notley
mrphilipoldham 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Maia 29 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Clare Muir
with Clare Muir
admackie 22 Jul, 2017 Lead brilliant fun
with Ardo
brilliant fun
with Ardo
Ardo 22 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Quality route.
Quality route.
Fat Andy Heff 13 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
KristianBirchall 8 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Claire Chadderton
with Claire Chadderton
monkeyru 3 Jun, 2017 2nd
danieleaston 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Awesome birthday hike. I found a mantle about half way up really difficult. Ruth said it was easy.
Awesome birthday hike. I found a mantle about half way up really difficult. Ruth said it was easy.
Droyd 24 May, 2017 Solo O/S Magnificent; surely the best HS on grit
Magnificent; surely the best HS on grit
Robin Nichols 14 May, 2017 Solo O/S
with Jim, Roget
with Jim, Roget
Stoney Boy 5 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Rick Scott
with Rick Scott
Dave Turnbull, BMC 21 Sep, 2016 Solo quick break on 17m walk
quick break on 17m walk
Archbishop 31 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
with Dan Shacklock
Dave Mason 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Ben Sherwin, Darren Belfield
with Ben Sherwin, Darren Belfield
robgixer 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
mol 14 May, 2016 2nd
Jesse Dufton 14 May, 2016 Lead
with mol
with mol
Joemanglerocks 7 May, 2016 Lead
with Heather Regan
with Heather Regan
Darron ??, 2016 -
PeteWilson 2 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S lots of boomey rock, good route but not worth 3 stars IMO
with John P, Dave
lots of boomey rock, good route but not worth 3 stars IMO
with John P, Dave
Hidden 29 Aug, 2015 2nd
bencole 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
cem 8 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Pero
with Pero
Pero 8 Aug, 2015 Lead
The old James turnbull 10 Jul, 2015 Lead
with adam brown
with adam brown
Brown 10 Jul, 2015 2nd
BTphonehome 4 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt Always great fun
with Cass
Always great fun
with Cass
bryce.dorin 4 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
with Corty
with Corty
Bisto15 4 Jul, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 30 Jun, 2015 Lead
Hidden 4 May, 2015 2nd rpt
helin 4 May, 2015 Lead
saintlade ??, 2015 - Amazing!
Amazing!
matt.stevenson 12 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Aug, 2014 2nd
Stuart Hurworth 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Excellent route, hard for the grade with some steep moves, good handholds but can be out of balance. Tired myself out on one of these placing gear! Then reassessed after a rest and went up with a completely different move and was fairly easy. Nice.
Excellent route, hard for the grade with some steep moves, good handholds but can be out of balance. Tired myself out on one of these placing gear! Then reassessed after a rest and went up with a completely different move and was fairly easy. Nice.
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 Lead
Hidden 18 May, 2014 Solo
MikeDowsett 18 May, 2014 2nd
Robaduck 16 Apr, 2014 Lead
ben.phillips 16 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Jared Kitchen
with Jared Kitchen
Iron Face 5 Oct, 2013 TR O/S Beautiful end to the day.
with Lozza
Beautiful end to the day.
with Lozza
samvimes1982 28 Sep, 2013 2nd β
with Tim Higgins
with Tim Higgins
john lynch 19 Aug, 2013 Lead good times, did another arete on nether tor which was great but not sure of name/grade - on left hand end lower, about vs 5a..
good times, did another arete on nether tor which was great but not sure of name/grade - on left hand end lower, about vs 5a..
gazfellows 14 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Nic
with Nic
BALD EAGLE 6 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Rob Horler
with Rob Horler
peachos 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S great climb!
with Alvaro
great climb!
with Alvaro
BTphonehome 25 May, 2013 Lead rpt
kasha_gregson 25 May, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 Solo
sev ??, 2013 -
Frank the Husky ??, 2013 -
Pete Rigby 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 21 Oct, 2012 2nd
xphoenix0 10 Oct, 2012 Lead
with John M
with John M
baron84 29 Sep, 2012 2nd
BTphonehome 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with baron84
with baron84
Jim Slater 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15 Sep, 2012 2nd rpt
tradguy 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Rob Munday
with Rob Munday
SenDog 12 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Bry
with Bry
Bry 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 2nd
johnpuddephatt 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mowglee
with Mowglee
Will Hunt 11 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Tom Nichols
with Tom Nichols
Mike_Hayes 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Mowglee 11 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with John Puddephatt
with John Puddephatt
Rob Davies 28 Jul, 2012 Lead
with Phil A
with Phil A
SteveHi 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
with Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke 26 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with SteveHi
with SteveHi
Hidden 14 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S fun!
fun!
richyg 1 Oct, 2011 -
claregardiner 1 Oct, 2011 2nd
Hidden 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
zvm ?Oct, 2011 -
mnorman88 22 Aug, 2011 2nd
tatz45 9 Jul, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 Lead
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 2nd
CRiddiford 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Lisa
with Lisa
tmawer 26 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
jez_palmer 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 Lead
Graeme Hammond 4 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt
with Becky E
with Becky E
Becky E 4 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Mr G 22 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with bri
with bri
LivinITlarge 27 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Mar, 2011 2nd rpt
jack robinson 27 Mar, 2011 Lead RP
jack robinson 12 Mar, 2011 TR RP
Hidden 12 Mar, 2011 TR rpt
joese7en 20 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S VS 4c for sure!
VS 4c for sure!
Hidden 26 Jun, 2010 2nd
Ketu 20 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 20 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt slogged up the hill again, but 'totally worth it dude' :D
with Ketu
slogged up the hill again, but 'totally worth it dude' :D
with Ketu
Hidden 18 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 22 May, 2010 Solo O/S Once in every gritstoner's life they should heed the call and make the pilgrimage (or slog up the hill in the blazing sunshine) to honour this total CLASSIC!! Soloed twice as once wasn't enough and in case I don't ever make it back up the hill
Once in every gritstoner's life they should heed the call and make the pilgrimage (or slog up the hill in the blazing sunshine) to honour this total CLASSIC!! Soloed twice as once wasn't enough and in case I don't ever make it back up the hill
Hidden 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S
garethb 18 Apr, 2010 2nd
with cheque
with cheque
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
JRae 22 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
with E Shawcross
with E Shawcross
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
James_D 6 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Blowing a gale, bit of rain, no chance of communication with belayer, stuck ropes, etc etc. Best climb i've done for ages :-)
with evh
Blowing a gale, bit of rain, no chance of communication with belayer, stuck ropes, etc etc. Best climb i've done for ages :-)
with evh
Hidden 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Neil Henson 5 Jul, 2009 2nd Steeper than it looks.
with Mark Collins
Steeper than it looks.
with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 5 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Made a right a hash of it, but managed to get up some how.
with Neil Henson
Made a right a hash of it, but managed to get up some how.
with Neil Henson
mark20 24 Jun, 2009 AltLd dnf Alex fell so lowered off then I completed first pitch but abbed off the belay. We will be back!
Alex fell so lowered off then I completed first pitch but abbed off the belay. We will be back!
Hidden 24 May, 2009 Lead
tanssop 24 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Andy
with Andy
colin milton 2 May, 2009 2nd
with ibbo
with ibbo
andybeanland 18 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rach79
with Rach79
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
edmitchell 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with kai ren
with kai ren
Hidden 6 Apr, 2009 TR
popebenedictus 4 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
edd rab 4 Apr, 2009 TR O/S
Powder Puff Girl 4 Apr, 2009 2nd
DerwentDiluted 29 Jun, 2008 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
with Nicola Pettit
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
gazfellows ??, 2008 Lead
with ShaunD
with ShaunD
Hidden ??, 2008 -
gazbonutter 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S starting to get more comfortable on HS climbs now and this one was a pleasure with only one part where I didn't plan my moves and protection and had a brief moment of worry. A superb example of what three star climbs are all about, exciting positions and moves that just stretch you a little for the grade, awesome!
with Jo Kennedy + Luke
starting to get more comfortable on HS climbs now and this one was a pleasure with only one part where I didn't plan my moves and protection and had a brief moment of worry. A superb example of what three star climbs are all about, exciting positions and moves that just stretch you a little for the grade, awesome!
with Jo Kennedy + Luke
poofish 11 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Tim W 9 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Janna Trevorrow
with Janna Trevorrow
andybeanland 28 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Hanson
with Chris Hanson
Steve Waters, Mynydd 22 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
with Ann Sanderson
with Ann Sanderson
lewisl 7 Oct, 2006 Lead
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 8 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S Disappointingly ordinary
with Lemming
Disappointingly ordinary
with Lemming
Cake 1 Jul, 2006 2nd
Hidden 1 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Jaytaylor ??, 2006 Solo
Bokonon ?Nov, 2005 2nd
with Andy
with Andy
Si dH 1 Sep, 2005 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
with Neil Furniss
Dave Mahon ??, 2005 Lead strenuous
with Mark Moody
strenuous
with Mark Moody
Hidden 16 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2004 2nd
Tom Stoddart ?Aug, 2004 Lead Nice climbing, but it is the lovely setting that gets the route 3 stars
with Tom Slade
Nice climbing, but it is the lovely setting that gets the route 3 stars
with Tom Slade
chrishedgehog 4 Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
with Mark Gill
Hidden 15 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
chris sm ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 19 Jul, 2003 Lead
Hidden 9 Jul, 2003 Solo O/S
Laramadness 18 Apr, 2003 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2003 Solo
fellgazelle ??, 2003 Lead O/S
with Ian Waterhouse
with Ian Waterhouse
Iain Brown 28 Jul, 2002 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
rlrs ??, 2001 Lead
Antony Mariani ??, 2001 2nd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
Mark Davies PK ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Antony Mariani ??, 2001 2nd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 16 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
Gordon Stainforth 18 Jul, 1999 2nd Three-star quality confirmed, 'arguably the best situated route in the Peak.'
with Freda Raphael, Steve Dean
Three-star quality confirmed, 'arguably the best situated route in the Peak.'
with Freda Raphael, Steve Dean
Nigel Coe 11 Jul, 1999 2nd
with Ian Smith, Bob Moulton
with Ian Smith, Bob Moulton
roncaves 16 Aug, 1998 Solo
Ian Archer 9 Dec, 1997 2nd O/S
with Tony Morris
with Tony Morris
Gordon Stainforth 2 Apr, 1995 2nd Good and hard for grade (HS)
with Mark Clark, Mike Pearce, Paul--?
Good and hard for grade (HS)
with Mark Clark, Mike Pearce, Paul--?
daprince ??, 1995 -
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1994 Lead Solid VS.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Solid VS.
with Debbie Wilkinson
steveb2006 30 May, 1994 Solo While doing Edale Skyline walk. Fail on Grunter.
While doing Edale Skyline walk. Fail on Grunter.
GuyC 1 May, 1994 Lead O/S
with Jon Bell, Clare
with Jon Bell, Clare
Yourlead 26 Mar, 1994 Lead
Andy Say 23 May, 1993 Solo O/S
uphillnow 4 Sep, 1991 Lead
Roget 30 Jun, 1991 Solo O/S
with jon
with jon
Hidden ?Jun, 1991 Lead
Rob Davies ?Nov, 1990 Lead
with Angus McLean
with Angus McLean
Derek Furze ??, 1987 Lead
Derek Furze ??, 1987 Lead
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1985 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 26 Jun, 1981 Solo O/S
Sean Kelly ??, 1980 -
DonnyDave 15 Aug, 1979 Lead
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
tapley 13 May, 1979 Lead
with Jug Jarvis, Alison Tapley
with Jug Jarvis, Alison Tapley
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