Rockfax Description
Climb straight up the wall to the overlap (poor rest in a niche) then follow the thin, pumpy crack above. The start is serious; the hard moves near the top can be protected. © Rockfax

FA. Hank Pasquill 1968

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

sopaz 24/Sep/17 2nd dog

With a few rests...

with Deacon
deacondeacon 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Very good and hard work.

Alice Thompson 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Miles
Hidden 28/May/17 Lead O/S
John sealey 25/May/17 Lead

Took a huge whipper pulled ropes to do another day!!

with Neil Griffith
Martin Haworth 21/May/17 Lead O/S
Brannock 21/May/17 2nd
Lenny 10/May/17 Lead O/S
with Tom
JendeHoxar 03/May/17 Lead rpt
with John
Mike W 01/May/17 Lead O/S
with chris
Chriswallis2 01/May/17 Lead β

Clipped Mike's gear.

with Mike W
Jono_LS16 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
phil64 01/Oct/16 Lead rpt

a good pump

with Jim mitchell
Scott Quinn 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S


with tunnah
tunnah 25/Sep/16 Lead dog
with scott
steveleahy 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Matt Foot
Andy Peak 1 23/Sep/16 Lead

Poor choice for the warm up:-) finished up the top of the e1 next door

pie_eater_pete 10/Aug/16 Lead rpt
C May 23/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Tim
Leo Woodhead 03/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Glad to finally get this done. Tried it a few years ago and got pumped out of my mind. Very strenuous coming through the crux and upper section. What a great route, really had to work for it.

MichaelGallimore 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S

The 'poor rest at the niche' was actually very good.

JendeHoxar 15/Oct/15 2nd dog
with Mike
Dave Warburton 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
robertmctague 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Theo
The Grist 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
will9911 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
bantamdave 05/Sep/15 2nd dog
with Gary, Will
Hidden 28/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S
khawk 09/Jul/15 Lead rpt
TraverseKing 21/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 21/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 16/Jun/15 -
TraverseKing 23/Apr/15 -
TraverseKing 23/Apr/15 -
TraverseKing 21/Apr/15 -
TraverseKing 21/Apr/15 -
TonyF 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Mike Lee
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Andy Wilson
Andrew Wilson 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Matt Nuttall
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead RP
TraverseKing 24/Aug/14 TR O/S
GPN 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

A bit dirty at the crux, but still very good.

with Greg
Leo Woodhead 09/Jul/14 Lead dog

Completely blew the onsight. Will have to go back to lead it clean. Really nice route, albeit a little difficult to read with some interesting moves. Lots of gear as well so there's no excuse, if you're leading at this grade, get on it! Can't wait to get back on it.

with Ian W
Robb Bert 25/Jun/14 -
Trobbo 21/May/14 2nd
with martin dale
Hidden ??/2014 -
masa-alpin 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

It is technical, but is very well protected. It is not sustained, IF you have find good rests (including no-hand rest :-). Felt soft for E3 (more like E2) and for 5c.

with Max C
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 2nd

Steep and pumpy, would I have made it on-sight on the lead placing gear? Not sure.

with Roy Healey, Terry Holmes
switch 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Pete M
andy gittins 09/Jul/13 2nd
with T Raffle
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
efrance24234 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cooperman 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S


with Greg Foster
JBO 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

very pumpy, steeper than it looks!

bwestwood 10/Jun/13 Lead
pie_eater_pete 10/Jun/13 Lead β
with bwestwood
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd O/S
erictant 06/May/13 2nd dog
with Dave, Paul
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead dog
khawk 24/Jul/12 Lead dog
with DT
Chi Cheng 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nathen Foster
nepsoi999 14/May/12 Lead dog
with pete
Howard Lawledge 12/May/12 Lead
with Jack
lancashirelass 28/Mar/12 TR
with dan armer, kjbix
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Lunar25 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

Felt strong but wasted too much time placing gear. Must return and do clean :-)

with Titi
akhughes 14/Jul/11 Lead β
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd
pie_eater_pete 19/Apr/11 Lead
lrandall 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Seriously pumpy in the upper crack but the holds keep appearing as long as you keep plugging on. The gear up high was less inspiring then I had hoped, tho the route still felt safe.

with Mandy
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Alastair Whittaker, Matthew Tink Taylor
dave mann ??/2011 Lead rpt
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 Lead dog
PeteH 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Tony Holdsworth 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf

again tough climbing.

with Peter Harris
lukehunt 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Dewhurst1
mickJ 13/May/10 2nd dog
with nick
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
stevebarratt ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Gareth Watkins
dannyboy83 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Rachel S 13/Aug/09 2nd
with Mike
mike reed 13/Aug/09 Lead
Toby Dunn 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Nick Verney
Marti999 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
briar4012 06/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Marti
Swotson 15/Jul/09 2nd dog

Think I just about managed it without resting fuly on rope, although I didn't make the crux first time round and slithered back dowon to the so called 'knee bar rest'

with Tony Madden
Jacob Bloodworth ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Shauna 12/Jun/09 2nd dog


with Jules
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Si dH 13/Apr/09 2nd

Had to sit on the rope to extract a nut that Neil had placed upside down fter it fell out round his feet near the top (rather a scary moment!) Otherwise would have probably got onsight

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead β
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
ksjs 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S

sustained and good moves all the way. low in the grade

Hidden 23/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tlmarjot ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Ben Freeman
joe larner 15/May/08 Lead O/S

Got rather pumped. Great route.

Leofallon 11/May/08 2nd
Tom Phillips 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with leo
bfreeman 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tim Marjot
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Brian
John Southworth 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
galpinos 16/Sep/07 2nd

Seconded clean.

with Nick V
gregoritos ?/May/07 Lead O/S
middlevern ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Mike Blood
mattnuttall 14/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
Hidden ??/2006 -
datoon ??/2006 Lead O/S
with RT
Iggy_B ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Simon Troop
nige 21/Jun/05 Lead
with dave kells
Trobbo 29/May/04 2nd
with martin dale
Hidden 25/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 TR RP
Adam Lincoln ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Chris Reid ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/01 Lead O/S
uphillnow 12/Jun/00 -
Hidden 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
tmawer ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Kate Arnold, Jim Arnold
Hidden 30/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/96 TR
Hidden ??/1996 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1996 Lead RP
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Roget 04/Sep/94 Lead O/S
CBA ??/1994 -
Tony Little 21/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Merk
Neil R 29/Jun/92 2nd
with Mark
mattnuttall 22/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with Alan Holbert
John Marsland 26/Jun/90 TR
chev1n ??/1990 2nd
with dave hibbert
Hidden 24/Aug/89 TR
Hidden 15/Jun/89 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead
sadams 07/Jun/88 Lead
with Andy Mitchell
Enty ??/1988 -
andybirtwistle 29/Jul/87 Lead
with Mike Arnold
Neil McA 21/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Tom Lewis
neilh 31/May/85 Lead
with dave croker
johno072 ??/1985 Lead
Mark Kemball 25/Oct/82 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1973 AltLd
with FMC
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