Rockfax Description
22m. Another moorland classic - varied, devious and interesting. Climb the steep wall to a ledge then the crack and bulges above. Step left to a thin crack, climb this and finish up the scary scooped wall above on sloping holds. © Rockfax

FA. John Loy 1966

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

Fat Andy Heff 13/Jul Lead O/S
Droyd 24/May Lead O/S

Beautiful to look at and even better to climb. Made a total mess of the ropes by underestimating the leftwards traverse, but the climbing seemed relatively straightforward (if very intimidating) throughout - well protected too

with Clare
slab_happy 24/May 2nd dog

Didn't even do all the moves -- swung, pulled back on via a shortcut into the traverse.

with Droyd
Stoney Boy 05/May Lead O/S
with Rick Scott
robgixer 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mol 14/May/16 2nd
with Jesse
cem 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Pero 08/Aug/15 2nd
bencole ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dad
The old James turnbull 10/Jul/15 2nd
with adam brown
Hidden 28/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Stuart Hurworth 26/Jul/14 2nd dnf

Pretty hard moves off the ground over the first block, then comes the crack! I couldn't get up it - has excellent holds in the back of it, but then you get stuck without anything on the feet! I think once you have pulled yourself a bit higher and get into a layback position then its a goer. Gave it several attempts but couldn't get established. Looks like an excellent climb though - the leader placed about five bits of gear in the 'scary' top section!

with Manchester Climbing Club
Mike W ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
kasha_gregson 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
BTphonehome 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
xphoenix0 10/Oct/12 2nd
with John M
Jim Slater 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Jim
Will Hunt 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Nichols
Mike_Hayes 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
johnpuddephatt 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S


SteveHi 26/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke 26/May/12 Lead O/S

As it gets E1 in the latest Western Grit so I'm claiming it as my first extreme lead!

timmyhobby 15/Oct/11 Lead
tatz45 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
JRae 02/Jul/11 Lead
tmawer 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with andrea
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
joese7en 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S

good climb, traverse left straight after the first crux crack

Ketu 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant!! The scrappy looking lower section actually has some very nice lay-back moves. The final wall ace but isn't nearly as rounded or scary as the guide makes out, there is even solid gear in it (well if I hadn't used it lower down).

with Rob
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
gazfellows 14/Jul/08 2nd
with shaun d
Hidden ??/2008 -
HimTiggins 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with John
Tim W 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rob Sanderson, Janna Trevorrow
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Si dH 01/Sep/05 Lead O/S

Brilliant Route, but hard!

with Neil Furniss
chrishedgehog 04/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
chris sm ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Mark Davies PK ?/Oct/01 Lead
with Fiend
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 16/Jul/00 Lead dnf
with Duncan
Nigel Coe 11/Jul/99 Lead
uphillnow 04/Aug/91 Lead
Roget 30/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with jon
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
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