Rockfax Description
A great route which is not as pumpy as it looks but requires sustained effort right to the end. It follows the continuous crack-line past a ledge at 6m. Take care with a couple of rattling holds. © Rockfax

FA. Hank Pasquill 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout.

benrhyd 19/Sep 2nd
with Joe Barlow
purkle 02/Sep 2nd dog

Wish I'd warmed up before this & therefore not dogged it, what a gorgeous climb! Def wanna lead it at some point.

with Matt
pie_eater_pete 25/Aug -
efrance24234 09/Aug Lead rpt
with Gary, Steve crossley, Mike Bullough
Hidden 05/Aug 2nd
joe_lancs 05/Aug Lead
g1m147 25/Jul Lead rpt
with Matt
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 25/Jul 2nd O/S
with Gary macaulay, Gary m
Charlie Zephyr Booth 16/Jul Lead
Robin Nichols 08/Jul Lead O/S
with Roger
Rob Kinsey 05/Jul 2nd
with Gwyn
Andrew Sloan 01/Jul Lead O/S
with John Brannock
Brannock 01/Jul Lead rpt
Rob Kinsey 21/Jun Lead


with Gwyn
melv 17/Jun Lead O/S
with Fi
bryce.dorin 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Andy
therat 07/Jun Lead O/S
Lenny 31/May 2nd rpt
with Tom
Nafclimbsrocks 28/May TR rpt
LCam98 27/May Lead dog
JendeHoxar 26/May 2nd rpt
FlavioL1989 26/May Lead O/S
with Jenny
tomlake 24/May Lead dog

got too pumped before stepping right, had to sit on the rope :(

Nafclimbsrocks 23/May Lead O/S
with Elliot King LC&CC, Rob (LCCC)
Elliot King LC&CC 23/May 2nd rpt

Still sustained and tough

with Nathan Rostron
Martin Haworth 21/May Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May Lead O/S
Brannock 21/May 2nd
GeorgeNunn 09/May 2nd O/S
with George Reeder
NickJH 07/May TR rpt

shunt x 2

JendeHoxar 03/May 2nd rpt
with John
Mike W 01/May Lead β
with chris
Chriswallis2 01/May Lead O/S
with Mike W
tomlake 01/May 2nd
ClimbCJH ?/May 2nd O/S
Neilaw 12/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jenny
JendeHoxar 12/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Neil
NickJH 02/Oct/16 TR

shunt x 2. Surprisingly damp considering recent dry weather.

Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
phil64 01/Oct/16 2nd rpt


with Jim mitchell
Scott Quinn 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic little route, much better than it looks

with tunnah
tunnah 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with scott
KeenClimber 24/Sep/16 2nd
with Jim
jimxxx 24/Sep/16 Lead G/U
steveleahy 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Matt Foot
Jonny Nick 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 14/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Aerondt
Aeron Thomas 14/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Mark Stevenson 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Tom Hudson
Leo Woodhead 17/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Barney Woodhead
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd dog
Antony Mariani 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Longsufferingropeholder 23/Jul/16 2nd rpt
nick ferro 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
C May 23/Jul/16 Lead dog
with Rosie
joe.91 20/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Great route!

with Ryan Sinclair
K Mckay 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Mega pump

with Richard Mckay
Lakesben 12/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with The Plough
DavidR 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt
samrad 17/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dominique
Hidden 17/Jun/16 2nd
tomlake 02/Jun/16 2nd
MichaelGallimore 02/Jun/16 2nd
with Ben Philips
ben.phillips 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S

First E1 of the year. The moves felt surprisingly easy compared to the sport climbing I've been doing recently.

kasha_gregson 01/Jun/16 2nd
with Bram
BTphonehome 01/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Kasha
Gazmataz 24/May/16 TR

With Niall. Hang dogged it but got up eventually

Hidden 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Kimmie 06/May/16 2nd
Elliot King LC&CC 05/May/16 Lead

Second time around found it much easier?! Still need to rest then put gear in not struggle to find gear get pumped then rest!

john_mx 22/Apr/16 2nd
JendeHoxar 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with John Rogers
Tommy_shaw 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Martin Davies 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Awesome! Pumped but lots of places to rest. Good gear. Great route :)

Oliver Livesey ??/2016 2nd
Mike Hood 09/Oct/15 Lead
with Ben
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
NickJH 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with LiamG
Matthew Ferrier 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Nice. Hung around not committing for too long though.

Jake Young 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Best trad route i've done in a while, highly recommended.

with Bernie
Matt Groom 06/Sep/15 2nd
amccann 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
datoon 05/Sep/15 Solo
gav 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

A bit hollow sounding in places. Possibly could have made the crux easier by stepping slightly father right, but made it harder for myself. Good climbing, pumpy at times until rests can be reached.

with Stew
mcb 29/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead rpt
redshapedfriday 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
GPN 18/Jul/15 2nd
Rob Davies 18/Jul/15 Lead dog

Doh! - 1 rest high up due to fumbling a runner placement

with Phil Ashton, Neil Hyde
Derek Furze 09/Jul/15 2nd
with Dave
monkeyman79 29/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Rick Kerr
TraverseKing 21/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
John Southworth 12/Jun/15 Lead

Climbed direct

with John Roberts
j.buckley87 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S
cmoxon 16/May/15 Lead O/S

Pumpy but great route.

with Craig Holmes
Chris Oldfield 15/May/15 2nd dog

getting very wet by this point

with James Buckley
TraverseKing 23/Apr/15 -
TraverseKing 23/Apr/15 -
MichaelGallimore 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Really nice climb! Tons of different moves, types of holds, nice pro, and long. Lost my pink tricam :( I think it may take a crow bar or pliers to remove!

with Jared Kitchen
TraverseKing 21/Apr/15 -
TraverseKing 21/Apr/15 -
TonyF 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Mike Lee
Jonathan Hall 26/Oct/14 Lead
RM199 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 08/Oct/14 TR
ben1987 30/Sep/14 2nd β
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 Lead G/U
with Tony
TraverseKing 28/Sep/14 TR rpt
tmawer 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bram
DavidR 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
mattnuttall 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Wilson
Andrew Wilson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
mcb 27/Aug/14 Lead
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR O/S
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR rpt
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR RP
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR rpt
Chris Reid 12/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Nick Meek
GPN 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Greg
drysori 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Stig 30/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Wil
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jul/14 2nd β
with Matt
Climbster 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
robman 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Repeat ascent. Absolutely lovely route, for anyone climbing at E1 grade this is a must! Better than Cameo in my opinion.

with Ian W
bantamdave 08/Jul/14 2nd O/S


with Rob Hunt
Rob Davies ?/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Mike Jones
The Grist 26/Jun/14 2nd
with Alan Barnes
AndyPratt88 24/Jun/14 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead β
g1m147 18/May/14 Lead
with Mick.
Hidden 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hulda 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Andi
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Steve
michael burrows 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
petekeron 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
BigTone 26/Aug/13 Lead dog


Seymore Butt 20/Aug/13 2nd
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Superb, sustained and constantly interesting.

Elliot King LC&CC 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Found this tough little number did not climb it with much style and got flustered a few times with gear and ropes almost fell off due to getting ropes twisted at top so had to down climb and sort out twist nearly pumped myself out with this crap!!

with Brian Hull
manxclare 27/Jul/13 2nd
with jon22
jon22 27/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
DavidR 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
domhowell 05/Jul/13 TR dog
with Danny
ewen 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with soupy
Hidden ?/Jul/13 TR
Lenny 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kev
JBO 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S

in converse

Leo Woodhead ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ian W
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Trobbo 05/May/13 2nd
with Nick Hepburn
NickJH 05/May/13 Lead
with T Robinson
khawk 16/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with DT
Lunar25 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Lovely, interesting all the way to the top

with Dave LE
Hidden 07/Apr/13 2nd
C May ??/2013 2nd dog
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ??/2013 Lead
with C May
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
will9911 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with tim
bigglesbutcha 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Had forgotton the route, it's excellent. Got a clean lead, well happy. Got eaten to death by midges at the top.

with Ade
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Mattyk 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

looks terrible from below but the climbing is excellent and keeps coming and coming until the very end.

efrance24234 26/May/12 TR rpt


nepsoi999 14/May/12 2nd β
with pete
Hidden 03/May/12 Lead O/S
stumbler555 03/May/12 -
Clay C 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jay C 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Clay C
slarty 29/Mar/12 2nd dog
bwestwood 26/Mar/12 Lead
pie_eater_pete 26/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with bwestwood
Graeme Hammond 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Doesn't look like the best route but by golly it climbs well and never lets up. EXCELLENT :)

with Jim
Jim Slater 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
nepsoi999 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Adam Lincoln 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Meg
petegunn 26/Jul/11 Lead

Sustained climbing with good gear

with Davina
Hidden 15/Jul/11 2nd dog
lancashirelass 14/Jul/11 2nd
with mike collinson, kjbix
kjbix 14/Jul/11 Lead
will9911 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
khawk 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with DT
Tony Holdsworth 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Peter Harris
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Nick Rundall 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
gregoritos 02/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/11 2nd rpt
with Dan McKinlay
akhughes 27/May/11 Lead O/S
JasRY 12/May/11 Lead β

Superb route, just a little windy and cold!

with Stephen Kearney
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andrea
rob.s22 ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with S.B
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd rpt
bigglesbutcha 21/Apr/11 2nd β

Seconded, cleanly, no rests or falls, result.

with carl lunt
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead dog
adie84 ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
PeteH 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 09/Sep/10 2nd β
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 31/Aug/10 2nd dog

First big climb after nearly 3 months off, useless. Got so bloody pumped on it.

with Swifty
Diggler 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with andyob
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Remus
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ohlittlespider 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

it took me ages!!!!

with nigel hodgson
middlevern 22/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/10 2nd β
Tony Holdsworth 17/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Actually failed to lead and Pete took over - follwed fine.

with Peter Harris
Andrew1 11/Jun/10 2nd
with Tom N
mickJ 20/May/10 Lead β
with mike b
Hidden 20/May/10 -
NeilGriffiths 13/May/10 Lead
with Adam
JulesV 09/May/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Awesome route!

with Jules
DavidR 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
mbambi 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with steve
Bob 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

First E1 lead since May last year and first since my accident. Pumpy!

Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
stevebarratt ??/2010 Solo
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
bwestwood ??/2010 Lead dog

big fall 16 m!!!

dave mann ??/2010 -
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
dannyboy83 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 22/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
steven 15/Sep/09 Lead β
with Brian Hull
Mr Wild 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Took hoody off half way up. Awesome lol

Rob Davies 15/Aug/09 Lead dog

Umpteen rests - seemed very strenuous

Rachel S 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
mike reed 13/Aug/09 Lead
Marti999 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 06/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Marti
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead rpt
mattish2000 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S


with Nick
nick bamber 20/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd
Dave Rumney 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sean Roberts
wahniel 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S

easy pumpy sustained. Not too much thinking required

with Hugh Squire
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Lead
Jacob Bloodworth 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
conboy93 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Dave Foster 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Very, very satisfying.

with Andy
Tom Phillips 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with karl
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead
ksjs 19/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with sarah
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 13/Apr/09 Lead dog

Was tired after seconding Paradox and struggled to commit to moves above half-height - had a couple of rests.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead dog
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
with Ian Fenton
datoon 25/Sep/08 Solo β
OffshoreAndy 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead dog
Andrew1 18/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
tlmarjot ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
khawk 20/May/08 Lead
with DT
metal arms 19/May/08 Lead dog

Sat on a big wire before making the reach to the flake at about 8/9 metres

cem 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead O/S
bfreeman 14/May/08 Lead β
with Tim Marjot
wheelo 22/Apr/08 2nd dog

big dog, cold fingers and long route

with pete
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Brian
galpinos 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Great route. Pretty pumped at the top.

with Nick V
greylag 16/Sep/07 2nd
dowy 06/Jun/07 TR O/S
Stig 07/Apr/07 Lead rpt

Clean lead after failing last spring.

with Tim
Jarin 04/Apr/07 2nd
with Tom
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 Lead dog

had to rest due to very cold fingers! (honest)

with Jarek
Tony Little 10/Mar/07 Lead rpt

Seconded it a few years ago

with Lucy Ellis
a_d_tru 26/Jul/06 2nd
with Dave?, Julie, Tommo
A Crook 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 14/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Ben1983 ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 28/May/06 Lead dog
with Maciek
Hidden ??/2006 -
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with John Wareing
Dom Whillans ??/2006 -
Kyuzo ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Richard Scott
Hidden 09/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S

Classic quarry crack, one of my favourite genres

Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/04 2nd O/S
r0b 12/Jun/04 Lead β
with Gary Wood
Trobbo 08/May/04 2nd
with martin dale
Hidden ??/2004 Lead RP
datoon 07/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with RT
Iggy_B ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Dave Hammond
Mark A Humphries 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Harper
Hidden 05/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/May/03 TR
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Carl Smethurst 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Leofallon 12/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Leofallon 12/Jun/02 Lead O/S
nige ?/Jun/02 Lead
with mark hounslea
phardman 13/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 05/May/00 2nd O/S
with Nick M
nick bamber ??/2000 -
innesmac ??/2000 Lead
Roget 18/Jul/99 Solo rpt
with baccy, jon
Hidden 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 20/May/98 -
with MT, Mike Sissons
Trobbo 07/Jul/97 2nd
with john blower
uphillnow 23/Apr/97 2nd
ElArt ??/1997 Lead

A route I went back to and enjoyed every time.

mattnuttall 15/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Hidden ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
p.crooky#1 06/Jul/96 2nd
with Dave Taylor
Hidden 01/May/96 TR
Trobbo 02/Jun/95 Lead
with john blower
tapley ??/1995 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
neilh ??/1994 -
mattnuttall 07/Sep/93 Solo rpt
ellie macpherson ?/Sep/93 Lead

Immaculate crack, layback, jam or smear, it is all there.

with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
Neil R 29/Jun/92 Lead
with Mark
IanGilbertJones 11/Apr/92 2nd O/S
Mick King 10/Jul/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
John Southworth ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 21/May/91 Lead β

great route, great buttress

with Alan Holden
Roget 12/Aug/90 2nd O/S
with jim, jon
whispering nic ?/Jul/90 Lead
with noj
John Marsland 26/Jun/90 Lead
with Dave Mould
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
stanman ??/1990 Lead β
with john proud, john proud/pete dobson
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
chev1n ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave hibbert
Hidden 24/Sep/89 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/89 Lead
BigHairyIan 27/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Windy (Paul Windell)
Enty ??/1988 -
andybirtwistle 07/Aug/84 Lead
with Ian D Birtwistle
Martin Bennett 20/Jun/84 -
with Mick Donnelly
GordonHart ??/1984 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 07/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/82 Lead
with John Fletcher
Bob 05/Sep/81 2nd O/S
with S. Stean
Hammy 03/Jun/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 08/Apr/81 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1973 AltLd
with FMC
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