Rockfax Description
8m. Climb part way up the Matterhorn Boulder then teeter across to reach the face. Pull across with difficulty then step right to join and finish up Whisky Crack. © Rockfax

Claude Dean Frankland, Fred Pigott, pre 1923

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Almscliff VS Challenge.

Callum Smith 30/Sep Lead
Jmpollard 30/Sep Lead O/S
with Hamish, Callum Smith
Hidden 27/Aug Lead dnf
RBonney 26/May 2nd β
Gordon W 21/May Lead O/S
CraigOsborne 21/May 2nd O/S

unique route

Rupunnini 12/Mar Lead β
FlavioL1989 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Seb Wilkinson ?/Sep/16 TR O/S

Glad to have a top-rope - leap of faith to step off the bridge

guisboro andy 21/Aug/16 -
Hidden 21/Aug/16 2nd
FinlayDunlop 07/Aug/16 Lead
henryspurr 13/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Easier to step out from Matterhorn using lower foothold.

with Ed Causton
amandasadek 13/Jul/16 2nd dnf
with Henry
Teappleby 29/May/16 Lead

A classic trip of gritstone fun!

with Dawn Brinkman, max
Graeme Hammond 14/May/16 Lead O/S

Good fun, hardest move is using the ultra polished foot hold at the bottom of Matterhorn Arete.

with Matt G
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd
nathanhesslewood 31/Mar/16 AltLd

bailled on Whiskey Crack. so alt leads

jeddb 06/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??/2016 -
andybirtwistle ??/2016 -
Tommo0930 19/Oct/15 Sent
GrantB 30/Sep/15 2nd
with James
jkarran 30/Sep/15 Lead

18/20 Harder than I remembered. Whiskey crack was the closest I came to a fall getting tired and slap-dash

with Grant
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S
nick ferro 22/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Oli Birkill
spragglerocks 30/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Fin
ruairidhwad 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with SOC
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Morgan P ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
stujamac 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Ian Lovatt
LanceSolf 11/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Will7777 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
scott1895 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead
K Mckay 24/Apr/14 Lead dog

Started the step too far down. Bridged higher up on second attempt which was successful.

with Andy
andysroom 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 TR
Matt Cooke 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Jonathan Thorpe
Hidden 26/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead
braders94 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
Hidden 03/Jun/13 2nd
noah ?/Jun/13 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead
adamwesthead 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Took four years to gather to courage to do it! Getting across was easy. Getting up after the crossing was harder for me.

with Lyndon
Bertbee 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Peeper
Tom Peeper 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
tobyk 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Stew
stewart100 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Toby Knights
Hidden 21/Sep/12 TR
Tom Folley 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
georgedunton 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
riven 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Chriswallis2 15/Jul/12 Lead dog

it all went horribly wrong.. hilarious.

with Joe
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
riven 30/May/12 2nd O/S
with Joe T
DanT 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with James Moore
antclark6381 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 16/Nov/11 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 31/Oct/11 Solo O/S
RKirke 30/Oct/11 Lead
Will Fuller 30/Oct/11 Lead dnf
with Mike Spooner
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mzchambers 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
TRFrost 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with D. Mckinlay
Matt Cooke 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
robin_hackney 01/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Si
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
bigbirdflying 23/Jul/11 2nd
with Dean
pog100 26/Jun/11 2nd
with mark
dainbramaged999 26/Jun/11 Lead β
smithjmw46 26/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Solo rpt
cookacat 15/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Dafydd
Dafydd Llywelyn 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 25/May/11 2nd
with Jason
mikecollins 25/May/11 Lead O/S
Neal Butterworth 02/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Joshh 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
smithjmw46 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jimorothy 03/Apr/11 2nd


with Morgan, Scott Barnett
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
PeteH 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ursula Balderson, Naomi Hart
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
cobweb 25/Sep/10 2nd
with Roger Waterworth
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Rowansb 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Bojan
christensena 24/Aug/10 2nd

Ended up horizontal (feet on one side, hands on the other) of the stride at one point, extracting a cam.

with Dave C
Joe Noake 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S

tuff to get started on and felt pretty sustained after the obviouse ledge above the stepover

with Adrian Gill
nick ferro 02/Jul/10 -
Mattyk 05/Jun/10 Lead β

Hmmm... i had previously tried to solo this by stepping off the vert top of the bouldeer but bottled it... tried same thing on lead and bottled it but Jim pointed out that i'm probably trying to step across to high.. was a piece of piss from lower down.. Quality and worth the wait.

ianburton 22/May/10 Lead
robin_hackney 07/May/10 Lead O/S

1st section up the Materhorn feels exposed, but is on good holds. Great gear there after.

with Paul Hackney
timmsy 04/Apr/10 2nd
David_Gledson 04/Apr/10 Lead
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
John Pickles 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew Morton
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd O/S
nick ferro 08/Nov/09 -
jscoles 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Mason
Ewan Russell 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
riven 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Megan
karly54 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Also with Micks friend Lucy.

manmike 31/Aug/09 2nd

Even my wee legs could span the gap. Not as wide as it may appear.

with lucy, karly54
v man 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
rob1 23/Apr/09 Lead
Lou Kennedy 17/Apr/09 2nd
Adam Potter 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Louise Kennedy
jonny taylor 15/Apr/09 2nd
with Andy B
Ram MkiV 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with guy & lee
NorthernRock ?/Apr/09 2nd
brockers ??/2009 -
CragDog ??/2009 Lead
ekaterina sigida ??/2009 2nd

One of the quirkiest climbs i've done, fun, adventurous. haha I felt like a ship sail bridging beteen two rocks. Windy day as well.

with Lewis Vaughan
leegodson1989 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Preet
adi bryant ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Lee
Mr. K 12/Dec/08 2nd
Tadams ?/Oct/08 Lead β
with Eddie Garside
pebbles 08/Aug/08 2nd
with rob
lithos 08/Aug/08 Lead O/S

nice, different route, finish up W.Crack not so good

Hidden 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
sdi 16/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Tom K
dougiestein 04/Jun/08 TR
with itchy
andrewineichen 04/Jun/08 TR O/S
with dougie 3csm
Jack00 25/May/08 2nd rpt
with Steve Kirkup
Jack00 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead
decs 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 25/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with SteveP & Elsa
kenneM ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
FrankKeogh 26/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Enjoyable Step Across, Pete Took the Fasteast Route Down, I Did a Retrieveable Absail. Cheers DAZ!!

with Pete Davies
AlanDavis 12/Sep/07 TR β

Having stumpy legs, and being as flexable as a lampost made this a interesting route. Glad i did it before seeing pete fall off! i will come back and Lead this!! Honest Daz!!

dazbarker 12/Sep/07 TR O/S

Still a guttsy move across. First did this route 13 years ago as a solo. I must have been bloody mad!!!!!

01sdool 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S

Hard Jump, Almost Fell!

with Josh Chapman
pebbles 08/Aug/07 Lead rpt

thats better!

MeMeMe 07/Aug/07 Lead
with Bob
chilli69 ?/Aug/07 -
pebbles 18/Jul/07 Lead dog

dogged is a bit harsh. had one fall, made a bit of an epic of the rest but no more falls or resting on gear - just knee wobbling!

Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
mje1398 15/May/07 2nd dog
with John M
robman 05/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with stu
deanj ?/Mar/07 -
steve_hoey ??/2007 2nd
with Matt Murphy
northernneil ??/2007 -
RossG123 ??/2007 -
Hidden 27/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 31/May/06 2nd O/S

ooh-err, bit of a stretch.

with John Hat
reg_measures 24/May/06 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Ed Causton ??/2006 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
Whitt ?/Nov/05 Lead dnf
with Rob
mike fenwick ?/Oct/05 Solo

back rope solo

Hidden 08/Jun/05 Lead O/S
sdht ??/2005 -
Brown 07/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
petellis ??/2004 Lead
chrishedgehog 06/May/03 2nd
with Paul
tev 04/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian M
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Roget 21/May/02 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 27/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Just Another Dave ??/2002 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Chris
WB ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Pete Pozman 10/May/00 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 01/Aug/99 Lead
Tenko 22/Jul/99 Lead O/S
ajc 16/May/99 Lead O/S
Jody ?/Sep/97 Lead β
with WW
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
tlr 08/Jun/96 Solo
with Kim
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
dazbarker 30/Jul/94 Solo O/S
Andy Say 11/May/94 Solo
crater 16/Jul/93 Lead
crater 07/Jul/93 TR
Hidden ??/1993 -
Pete Pozman 29/Feb/92 2nd
with John Byrne
The Jazz Butcher ??/1992 -
PaulHermes ??/1991 -
Pete Pozman 19/Mar/90 Solo rpt
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
crossleysm ??/1990 Solo

c. 1991

Pete Pozman 20/Oct/89 Solo rpt
Pete Pozman 13/Sep/89 Lead rpt
with Pete Atkinson
Pete Pozman 22/Jul/89 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove 07/Jan/89 -
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Jan/89 -
with Dad
RichardMc 28/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
uphillnow ??/1988 -
duncan ??/1988 Solo O/S
craig h 28/Feb/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/81 Lead
Chris Ebbutt ??/1980 Lead dog

Early epic, stuck in the bridge over, unable to step back or pull onto the main face until trusting reversed freind in the break to progress.

with Adrian F.
99bolivar ??/1980 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?/Sep/78 2nd O/S
with Steve Brodie
Hidden ??/1969 Lead
mikej 26/Aug/68 2nd
with Wil Hurford
Dave Musgrove 08/Mar/68 Lead
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